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21:06
Apple Cyber Monday Roundup: Find the best deals and...




Cyber Monday is officially here and Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices and headphones. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with 0% financing offers and no sales tax collected in 48 states on most items.

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21:06
Final hour! Flash Deals: Apple's top of the...




Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET! Today only, and while supplies last, shoppers can grab Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro in Space Gray with a 2.9GHz processor, 1TB of storage and Radeon 460 graphics for $2,499. In addition to the instant discount, expedited shipping is free with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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17:40
Cybersecurity experts again trick Face ID w/ 3D-...

Earlier this month, a video from cybersecurity firm Bkav made the rounds for successfully being able to “trick” Face ID using a carefully constructed mask that mimicked a real person’s face. Now, the firm is back with a new attempt at tricking Face ID, showcasing a more advanced 3D printed mask…

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16:19
Apple's Face ID with attention detection fooled...




After supposedly tricking Apple's Face ID security system earlier this month with a $150 mask, Vietnamese security firm Bkav on Monday said it has repeated the process with a second 3D-printed mask that can also bypass iPhone X's attention detection safeguard.

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16:15
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp amasses 15M downloads...

Last week, Nintendo officially released the highly anticipated Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for iOS. We offered our initial hands-on impressions, noting of a few downsides you should expect. Now, research firm SensorTower says the game has been downloaded some 15 million times in its first week of availability…

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16:05
iPhone Users Complain About the Word 'It'...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: At least a few hundred iPhone users and counting have complained about the word "it" autocorrecting to "I.T" on iOS 11 and later. When affected users type the word "it" into a text field, the keyboard first shows "I.T" as a QuickType suggestion. After tapping the space key, the word "it" automatically changes to "I.T" without actually tapping the predictive suggestion. A growing number of iPhone users have voiced their frustrations about the issue on the MacRumors discussion forums, Twitter, and other discussion platforms on the web since shortly after iOS 11 was released in late September. Many users claim the apparent autocorrect bug persists even after rebooting the device and performing other basic troubleshooting. A temporary workaround is to tap Settings: General: Keyboard: Text Replacement and enter "it" as both the phrase and shortcut, but some users insist this solution does not solve the problem. A less ideal workaround...

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15:59
Apple Black Friday 2017: Find the best deals and...




Black Friday deals are here and Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices and headphones. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states on many items, as well as no interest financing incentives on popular products.

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15:59
Flash Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1...




For 48 hours only, and while supplies last, shoppers can grab Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro in Silver for $1,599, the absolute lowest price ever on this quad-core notebook. In addition to the instant $800 discount, expedited shipping to the contiguous U.S. is free with no sales tax on orders shipped to addresses outside NY and NJ.

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15:59
Killer Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple...




New, lower prices for Black Friday! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

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15:59
B&H's Apple Black Friday sale delivers 13...




First come, first served! B&H's Black Friday sale starts now with cash discounts of up to $800 off MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, Mac minis, iPads, Beats headphones and 27" iMac 5Ks. Each device qualifies for free shipping with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Don't delay, many of these deals are valid today only.

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15:59
Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15"...




Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card.

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14:08
AWT News Update: November 27, 2017

The 300 Ashland building, site of the new Brooklyn (NY) Apple retail store

Welcome to Cyber Monday! Today's podcast give you a quick hint on one place you can find some great deals, and then recounts some of the Apple news for the day:

  • Apple released four new TV ads today, all of which focus on iPhone X, Face ID and Animoji
  • Four cities around the world will honor the 10th anniversary of Urban Sketchers with sketch walks provided by Apple retail stores in those locales
  • A new Apple store will open in Brooklyn, NY this Saturday. Remember, you can usually get free and special commemorative t-shirts at store openings!
  • A Japanese Mac blog says that Apple may be opening more stores in Kyoto and Tokyo in the next three years

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the...

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14:02
Apple highlights Apple Pay charity resources for...




In preparation of Giving Tuesday, a global philanthropic movement now in its sixth year, Apple on Monday sent out emails informing customers that they can donate to their favorite charitable causes using Apple Pay.

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13:15
Niantic updates Pokémon GO with iPhone X resolution...

The one iPhone X app update I’ve been impatiently awaiting has finally arrived: Pokémon GO (yes, I still play). Version 1.53.2 includes optimization for the taller iPhone X display so the game is no squeezed between black bars at the top and bottom.

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13:03
Apple's new iPhone X ads tout animoji karaoke...




Apple on Monday released four new commercials for the iPhone X, all of them concentrating on the device's TrueDepth camera.

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13:02
eGPU progress report: hands-on with the AMD RX Vega...

When Apple announced that it would lend official support to eGPU setups via Thunderbolt 3, I was extremely happy with the news. It means adding more graphical power on demand to Thunderbolt 3-enabled Macs like the MacBook Pro.

That said, eGPU support is still being fleshed out in macOS High Sierra, and Apple has stated that the situation will be further addressed in the spring of 2018. In the meantime, progress has been made on the eGPU front, albeit slowly.

Just for the fun of it I decided to test the Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 inside of a Mantiz Venus external graphics box connected to a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro. Although official driver support isn’t yet there, I can report that when running the latest macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, the RX Vega 64 does work to some degree. Here’s a hands-on video look at what I found...

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12:42
Cyber Monday: The best software deals

Cyber Monday isn't just a good time to stock up on tech devices. There are also quite a few good sales on software kicking around the Internet right now, too.

We've dug around and found the top deals on productivity and security software for today. The list includes antivirus subscriptions, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop Elements: All the type of thing that get regular use but aren't nearly as exciting as, say, a $100 Android tablet.

For sales on PC games, check out the top 5 gaming deals for Cyber Monday.

To read this article in full, please click here

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12:32
∞ Apple’s Face ID ads

It will be interesting to see how these are received by average users unfamiliar with the technology.

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12:32
Apple’s new iPhone X ads highlight Face ID in the...

As we enter the busy holiday shopping season, Apple today has shared four new advertisements for the iPhone X on its YouTube channel. These new videos highlight several Face ID features, such as Animoji…

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12:22
Dual lens switching on iPhone X

One of the things I’ve seen people talking about is the much improved low light capability of the iPhone X. This is a good description of what happens in low light with the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone X and how the X deals with it much better.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:20
Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals: The best discounts...

This article was updated on Monday, November 27 to add in new deals and to remove expired deals.

Apple products on the cheap are hard to come by, even on mega shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But this year, we’ll be able to score some major deals on lots of different Apple goodies—including the iPhone 8, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and MacBook Pro. (Yes, seriously.) If you’re ok with slightly older stuff, the savings are even better.

Apple’s Black Friday-only one-day shopping event with gift card givebacks may be over, but third-party retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Amazon have their own discounts and gift card deals on Apple gear as well. Take a look at what we’ve found so far—and keep an eye on this page through the end of Cyber Monday as we add more deals. 

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11:32
Google updates Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps with...




Google has released updates for its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for iOS, with the trio of productivity tools adding support for Apple's iPhone X and iOS 11, as well as the ability to use the drag and drop functionality introduced as part of iOS 11.

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11:08
Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides updates add support...

Millions of people rely on Google’s productivity tools for their daily work, and the last few months have been frustrating for iPhone and iPad users. Even though iOS 11 was released back in September—and was in beta for months before—Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides did not support the drag-and-drop feature for iPad users. Such a critical productivity feature, ignored in some of the most popular productivity apps in the world!

And while the iPhone X may have been released just a few weeks ago, the emulator has been available since September for developers, and yet Google has been slow to support the new display size in many of its apps.

Today, Google fixes both of those problems with big updates to Google Docs, Google Sheets, and...

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10:49
Today at Apple program offers 'sketch walks...




To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Urban Sketchers, the Today at Apple program has launched a series of four sketch walks, hosted by Uma Kelkar, Rob Sketcherman, Don Low, and Omar Jamarillo in the San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Berlin Apple stores.

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10:48
Newton's simple-is-better email app gets a...

The Newton app is a quality (if pricey) email client that offers simplicity on the surface and intelligence underneath, but it has at least one glaring flaw: that design philosophy doesn't carry over when you need to check your schedule. The Android...

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10:46
Apple promoting Urban Sketchers artists who use...

Apple is highlighting four artists who create with Apple Pencil on iPad Pro as the Urban Sketchers groups turns 10. Urban Sketchers is made up of artists around the world who meet in cities to draw on-location.

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10:41
Two Major Cydia Hosts Shut Down as Jailbreaking...

Joe Rossignol, writing for MacRumors: ModMy last week announced it has archived its default ModMyi repository on Cydia, which is essentially an alternative App Store for downloading apps, themes, tweaks, and other files on jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. ZodTTD/MacCiti also shut down this month, meaning that two out of three of Cydia's major default repositories are no longer active as of this month. ModMy recommends developers in the jailbreaking community use the BigBoss repository, which is one of the last major Cydia sources that remains functional. The closure of two major Cydia repositories is arguably the result of a declining interest in jailbreaking, which provides root filesystem access and allows users to modify iOS and install unapproved apps on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. When the iPhone and iPod touch were first released in 2007, jailbreaking quickly grew in popularity for both fun and practical reasons. Before the App Store, for example, it...

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10:25
'Black Mirror' trailers preview episodes,...

Netflix continues to drive internet fans of the Black Mirror series crazy by releasing buzzy new trailers, while still not saying when we can actually watch the damn thing. The first one is for Arkangel, an episode directed by Oscar-winner Jodie Fost...

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10:03
SodaStream’s new concentrate lets you mix your own...

SodaStream has been inching its way into the adult beverage scene for a little while now and today the company announced that it's launching its take on champagne. Sparkling Gold is a new concentrate from SodaStream that supposedly tastes like a frui...

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09:45
Analyst: Apple will spend $4.2 billion annually on...

Apple will $4.2 billion per year on original video content by 2022, according to a report by Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster.

If he’s right, that will be a major increase on the $1 billion that the tech giant will purportedly spend in 2018, although the amount is still smaller than Netflix and Amazon’s video budgets. Munster predicts that, by 2022, Amazon will be spending the most on original content of any tech giants, with a budget of $8.3 billion, compared to Netflix’s $6.8 billion. He also says that Apple will rebrand Apple Music in the next 2-3 years to reflect its broader scope that will extend beyond music.

The Wall Street Journal reported in August that Apple has set a budget of roughly $1 billion...

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09:44
HTC's U11 is one of the first non-Google phones...

Unless you have a Google-branded phone or are willing to jump into a beta test, you probably haven't had an easy upgrade path to Android Oreo. However, it seems like they're starting to trickle out: HTC is releasing an Oreo update for the unlocked U1...

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09:42
Amazon debuts Sumerian app platform with support for...




Amazon on Monday announced Sumerian, a platform for developers wanting to make virtual reality, augmented reality, and other 3D apps, including ones compatible with Apple's ARKit framework used on iPhones and iPads.

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09:35
There are better alternative for Mac games than...

By Ric Molina of Mac Gamer HQ

Have you noticed that more and more Mac gaming torrent sites are popping up? Clearly, the demand for Mac games is growing. 

However, piracy is wrong. Plus, torrent sites are dangerous for you and your Mac — especially when there are better alternatives out there. So forget about Mac games torrents, and check out this advice instead. In the post I: share my favorite deals going on right now (better even than Cyber Monday); tell which stores have best sales; and show how you can grab you some free games.

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09:19
Shell will build 80 high-power EV charging stations...

This year, Royal Dutch Shell has put more of a focus on EVs, adding charging stations to a handful of its UK gas stations and acquiring NewMotion -- a Netherlands-based company with 30,000 charging points to its name. Now, as Reuters reports, Shell h...

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09:12
Feral drives 'Grid Autosport' port to...




Feral Interactive has released its second port of a Codemasters game this month, with triple-A racing title 'Grid Autosport' driving from consoles into the iOS App Store as a paid title for iPhone and iPad, complete with all of the game's downloadable content and high quality visuals.

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09:00
From Android to iOS - Why Switch?

The reason for the switch from Android to iOS is an odd reason. It's all because of my 15 year old son!

I've been using the Google Pixel XL for a while now and I've had no issues with it, but when Google announced the Pixel 2 back in October, I almost pulled the trigger on the upgrade. I decided that I really didn't need a new phone and that I would be wasting money upgrading. I resisted and moved on. 

That same week, my son cracked the glass on his Samsung Galaxy, again. I loaned him my old Nextbit Robin until we figured out what we were going to do. Fixing his Samsung phone wasn't really going to be worth it on an older phone, so we decided that we'd get him something new for Christmas. My son, Brett, decided to let us know that he didn't want another Android device. He wanted an iPhone. I tried talking him out of it for a couple weeks. He wasn't budging. He's getting older and more independent and my wife, an iPhone 4 user, said, "just get him what he wants already...

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09:00
The best audio gear to give as gifts

Maybe there's an audiophile on your list, or maybe you're shopping for someone who recently acquired a new phone and could use something better than the pack-in headphones. Either way, we have a slew of recommendations in the audio gear section of ou...

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08:44
Amazon's latest toolkit helps you quickly...

Amazon probably isn't the first company you think of when it comes to augmented or virtual reality (with a few exceptions), but it's determined to change your mind. The internet giant has unveiled a developer service, Sumerian, that promises to simp...

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08:42
'Coming soon' facades installed at newly...




Apple has posted obvious logos and its normal "we've got something special in store" signage outside 123 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York that will be opening on Dec. 2 at 10:00 a.m.

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08:29
Alleged ‘Fortnite’ hacker's mom fights anti-...

The fight against people cheating in online games is getting ugly. Specifically, Epic Games is suing 14 year-old Caleb Rogers for allegedly modding the game and causing the developer to lose profits from his activity in the free-to-play "Battle Royal...

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08:27
Apple supplier smooths out lens production for...




Apple supplier Genius Electronic Optical is reportedly improving its production yields for lens modules on the iPhone X, which may help to explain the rapid reduction in the product's shipping times.

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08:19
9to5Toys Cyber Monday: Beats Studio3 $100 off, 12-...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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08:14
Google Docs apps updated for iPhone X, iOS 11 drag-...

Google has updated its suite of productivity apps on iPhone and iPad to support the latest screen sizes and platform features. Docs, Sheets, and Slides have each been updated for iPhone X and iOS 11.

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07:49
Twitter and others warn FCC of 'disastrous...

Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit and Airbnb were among 200 firms that signed a letter warning FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to roll back net neutrality, according to Broadcasting & Cable. Dated on Cyber Monday (November 27th), the letter notes that record...

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07:36
Kick your smartphone habit with the 'Substitute...

Cigarettes are hard to kick not just because of the nicotine, but the fact that they give you something to do with your hands. The "Substitute Phone" from Vienna-based designer Klemens Schillinger works on the same principle, if you think of content...

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07:33
Happy Cyber Monday! Get our Mac Bundle featuring...

Mac users! We have just the Cyber Monday deal for you today -- our Pay What You Want Mac Bundle featuring Path Finder 7 and Photolemur 2.2 Spectre is live, with 10 Mac apps that you're going to want to pick up. Even better, you name the price!

Here's how our Pay What You Want bundle works: You can pay as little as you want, say $1, and you'll get two of the apps on the list -- iLocker PRO and Timing Productivity. Those two apps alone are worth $69! Now, if you pay above the average price for the bundle (it's currently at $9.90 but will increase as time goes by), you get everything -- all ten apps worth $469 are yours....

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07:26
India's Commerce and Industry Minister signals...




Efforts to increase manufacturing of Apple products in India have received support from the country's Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, with the official claiming the Centre will support the company in setting up new lines, and is apparently awaiting a formal proposal.

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07:14
Essential Phone drops to $399 for Cyber Monday

Another month, another Essential discount. In October, the company — spearheaded by Android creator Andy Rubin — slashed the price of its first phone to $499, and today it's been dropped to an even more tempting $399. That price-tag also...

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07:03
∞ Internal Apple video from 1994

[VIDEO] Regardless of how much (or little) you enjoy the singing or production values, I do find this a fascinating piece of Apple history. Folks who’ve been around the Apple universe for long enough will recognize a lot of these references.

The video (embedded in the main Loop post) was originally posted in 2012, but I just came across it this morning, thought it worth sharing. Anyone recognize anyone in the video? They are ALL Apple employees.

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06:59
YouTube hammers out battery drain problem with...




The iOS YouTube app update issued on Monday rectifies the dramatic battery drain that manifested not only when the app was actively being used to watch videos, but when it was idle in the background as well.

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06:49
The Touch Bar makes the Mac more accessible to me

Steven Aquino, responding to Marco Arment’s fixing the MacBook Pro post, specifically this point Marco made about the Touch Bar:

Sorry, it’s a flop. It was a solid try at something new, but it didn’t work out. There’s no shame in that — Apple should just recognize this, learn from it, and move on.

From Steven’s response:

Arment’s recommendation that Apple “back away from the Touch Bar” reiterates a popular sentiment in the Apple community: in blunt terms, the Touch Bar sucks. I’ve read many articles and heard many podcasts where prominent members of the community deride the feature and question its future. These criticisms, while legitimate, sting me personally because I like the Touch Bar.

Read on for the details, but I agree. Don’t throw the...

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06:33
Marco Arment: Fixing the MacBook Pro

Marco’s take on the MacBook Pro, with my thoughts folded in. […]

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:30
The best Cyber Monday deals

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated...

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06:09
India Commerce and Industry Minister: we support...

India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said the company supports Apple’s plan to set up a manufacturing unit in the country and is awaiting a formal proposal from the tech giant, according to The Economic Times.

“Let us get a good proposal from them...We will be very happy to receive Apple, one of the top brands in the world. We are willing to find out if there is any difficulty they may face. We will be more than happy to resolve that difficulty. So we will await a formal proposal," he said in an interview. 

Apple has sought incentives from the Indian government before setting up a manufacturing unit in the country. Last year...

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06:00
Analyst: improved iPhone X shipping times due to...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the improved shipping times for the iPhone X (now down to 1-2 weeks) is due to improved supply chain enhancements and parts availability, not slowing demand.

He says that Apple's production problems have been largely overcome. The tech giant diversified LCP LTE antenna orders to include a second producer, Career, while production yields of TrueDepth's dot projector, known as the "Romeo" module, have increased. Apple manufacturer Foxconn is now producing between 450,000 to 550,000 iPhone X units per day, up from 50,000 to 150,000 in the weeks leading up to launch, Kuo says. The analyst believes fourth quarter shipments could be 10% to 20% higher than previously estimated.

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06:00
Catching lightning in a volcanic bottle

What do you get when you marry two of Earth's most dramatic natural events, lightning and volcanoes? The answer is a "dirty storm," an infernal melange of lightning, magmatic fire and ash that surpasses even the wildest Hollywood disaster movie effec...

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05:31
Moleskine's smart notebook will work with...

Microsoft has long sold its Surface devices on the idea that they can double as digital notebooks; laptops one minute, journals the next thanks to their detachable displays and styli. (Heck, the Surface Book has a "Clipboard" mode.) With today's Mole...

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05:30
Brattoo Propaganda Software debuts Photos Tagger for...

Brattoo Propaganda Software has introduced Photos Tagger, a new addition to their applications suite. 

Photos Tagger extracts the meta data from the Photos software database, and applies it to your photos as keywords. The app is designed to make it easier to find and organize your pics.

Photos Tagger requires macOS 10.9 or later and Photos 2.x or higher. It costs $7.95. A demo is available for download.

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05:29
A peek inside Google’s X ‘moonshot factory’

This is a fascinating glimpse of Google’s R&D organization, known as X. What I found most fascinating, was the coverage of one of the earliest X moonshots, Project Loon:

Loon took the spotlight in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which knocked out power and communications for nearly all of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents.

Before the storm, Project Loon’s team had been working on an AI-based navigation system that can keep high-altitude balloons over a given area for weeks or months at a time to provide aerial internet connections. Peru was the primary testing ground, and Puerto Rico was one of the launch sites. After the hurricane hit, the focus shifted to filling the gap in Puerto Rico. The team quickly worked out arrangements with Puerto Rico’s government and federal authorities as well as AT&T and T-Mobile to boost connectivity.

And:

X says Project Loon is currently providing basic internet connectivity for more than 100,000 people in Puerto...

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05:20
iOS jailbreaking fading away

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

ModMy today announced it has archived its default ModMyi repository on Cydia, which is essentially an alternative App Store for downloading apps, themes, tweaks, and other files on jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

ZodTTD/MacCiti also shut down last week, meaning that two out of three of Cydia’s major default repositories are no longer active as of this month.

And:

The closure of two major Cydia repositories is arguably the result of a declining interest in jailbreaking, which provides root filesystem access and allows users to modify iOS and install unapproved apps on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

I’ve always thought of jailbreaking as a wild west frontier, with few rules, little oversight and, correspondingly, no real way to prevent malware. Jailbreaking also technically violates your iPhone warranty.

But, that said, jailbreaking also brought some interesting, experimental features to iOS. Over...

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05:18
External Link: Marco Arment: How Apple Could Fix the...

Developer Marco Arment has some ideas for how Apple could restore the current MacBook Pro to the glory of the 2015 model. If nothing else, Arment suggests that Apple return to scissor key switches, since the butterfly switches in the current keyboards are disliked by many, unreliable, and expensive to repair. He also proposes removing the Touch Bar, a return to “inverted-T” arrow keys, more ports to reduce dongle dependency, better and more affordable first-party USB-C hubs, and chargers that bring back the charging LED and cable management arms. We agree with Arment, though it’s impossible to know if Apple is open to hearing and responding to such criticisms from the community.

 

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05:00
Five foosball game apps for iOS and Android devices

By Mark Cop

Every fooser has to have a foosball application on his phone. I want to offer you the list of five foosball games made for Apple (available at the Apple App Store) and Android devices so there are no excuses why haven't you already installed the most amazing game of foosball on your phone. Each and every one of those games will offer you great gaming experice, you just have to pick one: 

Foosball Cup by Ludus Studio

This is, in my opinion, one of the best foosball table games made for Android. The game is made to look like you are playing foosball on a grass field so it is a combination of football and foosball. Controls in the game are highly responsive which provides an awesome gaming experience. You can choose the table size and the difficulty and you can play with different national teams. Some of them are Argentina, USA, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Italy and even Russia.

Foosball by White...

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04:30
Boost Up is a fine charging pad for Apple’s latest...

While you’re waiting for Apple’s AirPower (the wireless charging accessory coming in 2018)— assuming you are — check out Belkin’s $59.99 Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad, which works just fine with the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

It’s fine-tuned with Qi technology and can charge at levels up to 7.5W for compatible devices. The Boost Up charges Apple’s latest smartphones on contact while maintaining full functionality of the device; you can even receive calls while your iPhone is powering up. Just place your Apple device on the circular pad (which measures jut under five inches in diameter), and they immediately start charging.

The pad’s embossed ring indicates the charging area for best placement. A soft , high-friction base pad grips your iPhone and holds it securely while it’s charging. The Boost Up’s LED indicator will light up to indicate that wireless charging has begun.

The Boost...

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04:30
Engadget UK giveaway: Win a Cyrus One amplifier and...

If you're in the midst of planning a little soirée over the Christmas period, or are generally just a bit of an audiophile, then we're giving away the perfect piece of kit this week. The sleek, minimalist Cyrus One amplifier features four line...

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04:20
Ahead of major revamp, Snapchat recognises photo...

We’re expecting a major revamp of the Snapchat app to land early next month, but it seems the company isn’t holding back everything until then. It’s been quietly rolling out a feature that recognises (some of) the content in your photos, and suggests relevant borders and filters …

more…

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04:01
NVIDIA's AI will help GE speed up medical image...

Deep learning tech is making itself at home in hospitals by helping radiologists examine medical scans for just a buck per image. Now, GE Healthcare is bringing that AI tech directly to the scanners, thanks to partnerships with NVIDIA and Intel. It a...

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04:00
How to locate your cursor in macOS High Sierra

If you’re using a Mac with a big screen — say, a 27-inch iMac — it’s easy to “lose” your cursor. However, it’s easy to find it with macOS High Sierra.

Just shake your mouse, or wiggle your finger on the trackpad: it's what we all do instinctively, but doing so will now make the cursor grow in size momentarily so you will have no trouble spotting it.

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03:51
GRID Autosport comes to iOS, claims console-quality...

Feral Interactive has brought Codemasters’ hit racing game GRID Autosport to iPad and iPhone. The app promises ‘console-quality racing’ offering a complete version of the game with all of the content.

Ignite your high-speed career as a pro-racer with GRID Autosport for iOS. This smash hit AAA racing game uses intuitive tilt and touch controls to deliver an irresistible mix of simulation and arcade handling direct to your iPad and iPhone.

GRID Autosport for iOS is the latest instalment in the celebrated Codemasters series, comprising the complete game and all the add-on content. Compete in the world’s most exciting cars on motorsport’s most challenging circuits.

In an unusual move, all the ‘in-app purchases’ are free …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 27, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

GRID Autosport from Feral Interactive drives onto the iPad today. Originally developed by Codemasters for Windows PC and console, the racing game features all add-on content and no in-app purchases. It costs $9.99.

Eltima Software has rolled out PinDrive. It’s a free app designed for drivers to help them easily find their vehicles in parking lots. The app uses geolocation data on your iOS device to remember where you left your car. Just mark the parking location to later find the car with the help of AR pointer on the screen.

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03:00
Cyber Monday, guides begin to go online, predictions...

Cyber Monday is upon us and the deals are out there.

Per Forbes and BestBlackFriday.com, the following Cyber Monday deals have been noted:

eBay – Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air (2017) for $744.99 (save $255) – product link

eBay – Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ 256GB 4G+WiFi for $749.99 (save $110) – product link

eBay – Apple iPhone 8 64GB CDMA Unlocked for $674 (save $25) – product link

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The following links have also been predicted from other merchants:

Prediction – $250 free Walmart gift card...

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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, November 27th 2017

Welcome back from what was hopefully a nice long weekend. We've got our verdict on Google's Pixel Buds, more news on that massive Yahoo data breach, and Time Inc.'s further struggles. Oh, and some new NASA tires inspired by chainmail.

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02:10
Airbnb is reportedly being used to launder money

Criminals have long been exploiting online marketplaces for money laundering purposes, and the latest service to reportedly fall prey to fraudsters is Airbnb. According to a Daily Beast report, Russian scammers are leveraging the service to launder d...

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01:44
YouTube app update promises fix for iOS 11 battery...

Two weeks ago, we highlighted that many iPhone and iPad users were seeing severe battery issues when playing videos in the YouTube app; the device would become unnaturally warm and battery would quickly deplete when it really shouldn’t. A YouTube app update visible today in the App Store promises a fix for this problem.

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00:50
Snapchat's latest filters recognize pets and...

Ahead of its imminent redesign, Snapchat is rolling out new filters that recognize what's in your snaps to provide contextually-aware graphics. Snap quietly began doling out the new feature (which lives inside its filter carousel) to users last week,...

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Sunday November 26

23:20
Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks

It took its sweet time, but Microsoft Office for Android is now available on all Play Store-compatible Chromebooks, according to Chrome Unboxed. The software's convoluted journey en route to Google's laptops is well documented. As a recap, when Andro...

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23:01
Apple Cyber Monday Roundup: Find the best deals and...




Cyber Monday is officially here and Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices and headphones. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with 0% financing offers and no sales tax collected in 48 states on most items.

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21:16
Flash Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook...




Today only, and while supplies last, shoppers can grab Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro in Silver with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics for $1,899. The top of the line 2.9GHz model with 1TB of storage and a Radeon 460 GPU is also $2,499 ($1,000 off). In addition to the instant discounts, expedited shipping is free with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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20:56
Munich ends its long-running love affair with Linux

When Munich decided to ditch many of its Windows installations in favor of Linux in 2003, it was considered a groundbreaking moment for open source software -- it was proof that Linux could be used for large-scale government work. However, it looks...

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18:52
Drones and smartphones help fight malaria in Tanzania

The fight against malaria has been improving, but there's still lots more work to do. For one thing, anti-larval sprays are both expensive and time-consuming -- you can't always afford to spray an entire area. Thankfully, a mix of technology is makin...

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17:48
Lowest Prices Anywhere: 15" MacBook Pro w/...




New Cyber Monday markdowns have arrived, and AI readers can save up to $250 on Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with a multitude of upgrades. Prices start at just $1,399 for 13-inch models with 16GB of memory, while Radeon 560 15-inch MacBook Pros are as low as $2,299. All with no tax outside NY and NJ, plus 0% financing on approved credit.

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17:21
B&H's Cyber Monday sale offers 13"...




Cyber Monday deals have arrived, but you have to act fast to take advantage of the reduced prices. Save up to $1,000 on MacBook Pros, or grab a GoPro Hero6 Black for $449 ($50 off) with a free $75 B&H gift card. All with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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17:19
Hands On: Scrivener 3.0 further refines the writing...




AppleInsider gets a published author to take a look at the Scrivener update, with new highlights including a much called-for rewrite of the app's Compile feature, and an interface modernization.

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16:51
Hacker in massive Yahoo breach expected to plead...

While it's doubtful that the US will catch the Russians accused of participating in the massive 2014 Yahoo breach, a third culprit appears ready to cooperate. Reuters has discovered that Canadian citizen Karim Baratov is slated to appear for a "chan...

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14:50
Time's struggle to adapt to digital brings it...

Time Inc. hasn't had the easiest time adapting to an online world: although its brands have been pushing boundaries in digital storytelling, it has made some questionable decisions (MySpace, anyone?) and is in the midst of an overhaul that could see...

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12:20
Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 27-inch iMac 5K for...




Another Cyber Monday exclusive offer is going on now, with a $450 coupon discount on Apple's Late 2015 27-inch iMac 5K (3.2GHz, 8GB, 1TB HDD, M380). Priced at $1,349 while supplies last, this deal offers shoppers the lowest price available with free shipping, no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing on approved credit.

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12:14
Motorola Ad Mocks Samsung Ad Mocking Apple

An anonymous reader quotes BGR:
A few days after the iPhone X launched in stores, Samsung came out with an anti-iPhone campaign... I actually did not expect Samsung to pull off cheap tricks like that, but it sure looks like the iPhone X is a pretty scary device to fight against. But what probably nobody saw coming is Motorola trolling Samsung with an ad of its own... The "Up-upgrade to Motorola" ad offers the alternate ending to Samsung's ad, as Motorola explains on its Facebook page... Motorola doesn't even mention the iPhone X, so if you haven't seen Samsung's ad, you'd think it's just going after Galaxy handsets.
Elsewhere on Facebook, Motorola specifically referenced the attachable accessories available for their Moto Z when mocking the Galaxy Note 8.
"Why settle for edge-to-edge, when you could project your screen up to 70 inches?"

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10:33
9to5Toys Lunch Break: MacBook Air/Pro up to $250 off...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:31
UK bill would give police the power to seize drones

The UK doesn't just want to institute rules governing how you fly your drone -- it wants to give police more power to take drones out of commission. A newly unveiled Drone Bill would give law enforcement the authority to order pilots to not only ord...

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08:00
After Math: Here turkey, turkey, turkey

Black Friday's annual madness capped off a holiday week jam packed with more major news breaks than you can stuff in a 10-pound bird. Uber was caught covering up a security breach impacting 57 million of its customers while the FCC revealed its plan...

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07:41
India Commerce Minister says country would be ‘very...

While Apple first began manufacturing the iPhone in India earlier this year, it’s looking to expand those efforts now. According to a new report from The Economic Times, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu would be “very happy” for Apple to expand its presence in India…

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06:15
Quantum encryption is now fast enough for voice calls

Quantum encryption is theoretically a dream for security, as you can't even inspect the data without altering it. However, it's currently several times slower than the conventional kind, which makes it impractical for voice calls or streaming video....

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04:30
Ben Heck's mini pinball game: Building walls

There's a problem with Ben's mini pinball game project: Everything is too big! Ben realizes that it's time to decide on the design for the playing field, adding space for the various lanes, the larger bumpers and free travel for the ball. But can...

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Saturday November 25

22:03
Australia may offer facial recognition data to...

The concerns over government facial recognition systems don't just revolve around the possibility of Orwellian control -- it's that they may share that data with others you don't completely trust. Australia is learning this first-hand. The Guardian...

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20:26
Cyber Monday Apple Deals: Premium 13" Touch Bar...




Cyber Monday exclusive coupons have arrived! If you're looking for the lowest price on a premium Mid 2017 MacBook Pro or iMac desktop, our exclusive coupon can save you $200 to $320 on upgraded models with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, as well as 0% financing.

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20:03
Last call for $1,599 27" iMac 5K, plus $100 off...




Time is running out to save $200 on Apple's Mid 2017 27" iMac 5K at B&H. Plus, pick up a 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro with cellular for $829 ($100 off) or a high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $2,099. All with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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19:49
Companies pull ads from YouTube over comments in...

YouTube is once again facing an advertiser fallout. HP, candy giant Mars and other big-name brands are pulling their ads from the streaming site after BuzzFeed and Times stories revealed that their ads were running alongside videos of children that w...

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17:56
Uber's new chief knew about hack months before...

Uber may have come clean about the grievous hack that exposed data for 57 million users, but it apparently took its time getting to that point. Wall Street Journal sources have learned that new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was informed about the data breac...

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16:06
Over 1.3 million anti-net neutrality FCC comments...

It's no secret that bots flooded the FCC with comments supporting its plans to kill net neutrality. But just how many comments were fraudulent? All too many, according to data scientist Jeff Kao. He recently conducted a study that used natural langua...

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14:46
Lowest price anywhere: Apple's 13" MacBook...




This Thanksgiving, AppleInsider readers can save $450 on Apple's Early 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage. This is the lowest price point available for a MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM. Plus, enjoy free expedited delivery with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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14:33
Fernando Alonso is the first F1 driver with an...

You've seen basketball and soccer (aka football) teams dive into eSports, and now it's the turn for individual Formula One drivers to get in on the action. McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alonso has launched an eSports team in partnership with Logitec...

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