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Wednesday September 27

09:35
Apple explains how iPhone X facial recognition with...

Apple just dropped a detailed, six-page white paper entitled “Face ID Security” ahead of the iPhone X launch in November. In the security document, Apple explains how facial recognition with Face ID on iOS will work, how safe it is as biometric security, and what issues it may have for users.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Logitech Amazon Gold Box from...

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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09:15
How Booking.com manipulates you

You’ve undoubtedly seen these kinds of tricks on many other websites. Be aware of how they try to convince you to “BUY NOW”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:08
LIFX unveils new modular LED Lighting Panel system...

Given the success of other accent lighting smart home products, LIFX is now throwing its hat into the ring with its latest smartphone-enabled lighting system. Deemed the LIFX Tile, the new system brings a fully customizable wall-mounted LED lighting system with HomeKit support to the company’s lineup of smart home gear.

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09:01
The (almost) complete guide to apps that don't...

Whenever an operating system update appears, there are usually apps that haven't been updated by developers or just aren't working well with the new update for one reason or another. Today we're providing you with a list of apps that just aren't working with macOS High Sierra or that work, but have some compatibility issues.

Apps that do not work with macOS High Sierra

AirfoilRogue Amoeba Software

AppleWorks: Apple

Chax

Disk Inventory X: Tjark Derlien

Excel 2003 Power PC version

Excel for Mac 2004

FileGuardIntego

Filemaker 9 Pro: ...

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09:00
Delta enabling free in-flight iMessage, WhatsApp,...

Good news for passengers flying Delta: the airline is enabling free in-flight iMessage use on most flights starting Sunday. That means you can use your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to send and receive those blue messages without paying up for data. Delta says the new complimentary in-flight messaging perk, which also includes WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, is part of a “multi-billion dollar investment in the customer experience.”

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08:57
Twitter pulls buggy app from Apple Watch without...




The latest Twitter update for the iPhone also disables its accompanying Apple Watch app, potentially as a temporary measure while the company deals with complaints about crashes.

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08:45
Two-thirds of Americans don’t bother seeking out...

While this study is on Americans, there’s no reason to believe other countries would do any better. Many of us seek out more information about our favorite sports team than we do science news.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:22
Apple, Fitbit, others work with FDA to pilot digital...

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino)

The FDA has partnered with some of the biggest names in health and technology to modernize consumer health devices and programs. The agency just announced the companies who will be the first to participate in its precertification pilot program under its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, and Johnson and Johnson are among the nine companies included in the program, meaning they will collaborate with the FDA to create guidelines for other companies to get FDA precertification based on their digital health programs.

The FDA is trying to make it easier for consumers to have access to approved health devices and programs so...

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08:15
∞ John Kobuki creates a glass flower marble

Glassblowing/creating always fascinates me.

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08:10
Apple begins hiring for first Thai store in capital...




Apple has started hiring for a store in Bangkok, its first in Thailand, adding to a group of upcoming international expansions.

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08:08
How to activate the new 280 character tweets on...

Twitter is experimenting with a change to the character limit, moving the limit from 140 to 280 characters. Read on for the details, and how to post your own 280 character tweets. […]

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:07
Report: Apple wants Breaking Bad talent, shopping...

Despite an awkward start to the original content scene with Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke, Apple appears to be getting serious with its next TV series. Apple poached two Sony Television executives — Jamie Ehrlicht and Zack Van Amburg — back in June, and a new report says the duo has been shopping for high profile TV talent including Breaking Bad veterans.

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08:01
Twitter hack: How to send 280-character tweets right...

I tested this out on my own account and sure enough, for better or worse, I’m able to send more than 140 characters via Twitter’s website.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:50
∞ Guitarist demos gorgeous Bell’s Harmonic technique

[VIDEO] This is incredible use of guitar string harmonics. Gorgeous work. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:44
Bill Gates on Steve Jobs and iPhone, John Gruber on...

First things first, take a look at the video embedded in the main Loop post, a Fox News interview with Bill Gates. Jump to about 11:28 in, where Bill is asked about his “famously tempestuous” relationship with Steve Jobs and the new iPhone.

With that in mind, this is John Gruber, from the linked Daring Fireball post:

I say this with no snark intended: who would have guessed 10 years ago that Bill Gates would be using a personal computing device running a non-Microsoft OS? Or really, an OS that didn’t have “Windows” in the name?

And:

While I’m at it, it occurs to me that Apple is the only company left where all its employees are using only systems made by their own company.

Read the whole post, including the update. Fascinating.

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07:32
How to do a clean install of macOS High Sierra

Luke Filipowicz, Lory Gil, iMore:

Downloading and installing a new OS gives you the opportunity to do some major house cleaning if you so desire. If you feel like you’d like a fresh start with macOS High Sierra, you can always opt to do a clean install: Just follow the steps below, even if you’ve already installed macOS High Sierra.

A clean install does give you a chance to shake out the leftover cruft from legacy installs. Me, I always keep several copies of backups, untouched, so I can go back and retrieve old apps/data I was sure I’d never need again.

Good post.

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07:31
Feature request: Pause audio, don’t just reduce the...

We’ve made quite a few feature requests, some of them for important things – like an option to automatically reply to text messages while driving, which Apple granted in iOS 11. Or for broader themes, like helping us with our personal goals.

Other times, we’ve asked for very small things, but ones we think would contribute to a better all-round experience when using our Apple products. Whether it’s multiple timers, identifying where...

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07:22
The Apple TV, out, then in, then out on Amazon

Sarah Perez, TechCrunch:

The Apple TV is back for sale on Amazon after a two-year hiatus – a move that was expected following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement in June that Amazon’s Prime Video app would arrive on Apple TV later this year. The two companies had clearly come to an agreement that benefitted their mutual interests – for Amazon, that meant getting its streaming video app onto Apple TV devices; and for Apple, it meant getting its streaming media player on Amazon.com’s retail site again.

Except, as of this writing, the Apple TV is no longer on Amazon. I just did a search for “Apple TV” in quotes and without quotes, and got no love.

The Apple TV clearly had popped into stock over the past few days, but now it is not showing up at all. Not clear if this is related to negotiations related to the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV, or perhaps having something to do with pricing on 4K movies on Amazon.

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07:15
Comcast’s new XFINITY Instant TV streaming service...

After rumblings back in the spring, Comcast is officially rolling out its new XFINITY Instant TV bundle for broadband customers today. Plans start at $18 per month as the cable giant looks to retain cord-cutters that are becoming increasingly dependent on services like Hulu, Netflix and others. Comcast’s new skinny bundle IPTV will only be available to select customers at launch in beta, with additional markets rolling out over time. A full breakdown of each package with pricing can be found below.

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07:02
Review: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular further...




The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular takes a major step forward in making Apple's wrist-worn device its own independent, connected computing platform. Simply put, it's a must-have for athletes in the Apple ecosystem, and a wearable device worth considering for many other non-fitness use cases.

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06:42
Cedars-Sinai hospital's Apple Watch app lets...




Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai offers an Apple Watch app said to be one of the first available from a U.S. hospital, allowing enhanced care for patients directly from their wrist.

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06:08
Third report reaffirms iPhone X TrueDepth Face ID...




The advanced new facial recognition system in Apple's iPhone X is the main holdup in production of the device -- a rumor now corroborated by three different publications ahead of the handset's November launch.

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06:03
Apple posts job listings for what may be its first...

Apple has posted ads for all the usual retail store positions in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. This could indicate plans for the company’s first full retail store in the country.

Apple mostly relies on a network of authorized resellers in Bangkok. It currently has almost 100 of these, dotted around the capital …

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06:00
No excuses! Get iOS 11 developer training for $15...

So, you installed iOS 11 on your iPad and iPhone on September 19, and now you're thinking of some really cool apps that you'd love to see that take advantage of the new features. Those apps aren't going to write themselves, so if you're not already an iOS 11 developer, grab this $15 Complete Swift 4 and Objective-C Course that will take you through iOS 11 and Xcode 9 as well. 

What's in the course? 240 lectures that cover 55 hours of content that you can access any time of day or night. Here are the main areas you'll cover:

  • The Basics of Xcode 9

  • Learning Swift 4

  • Swift 4

  • Swift 4 Actions

  • ...
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05:58
AirPods shipping times improves to 3-5 business days

Apple’s AirPods are available from the online Apple Store in just three to five business days in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and several other countries.

According to Apple's U.S. website, AirPods ordered today will be delivered between Oct. 4 and Oct.6, while U.K. customers ordering today are being quoted delivery dates between October 3 and October 5. As MacRumors notes, these are the best estimates Apple has offered since the AirPods launched in December 2016. 

AirPods are wireless headphones that allow users to listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri. Apple says that advanced sensors know when you are listening and automatically play and pause your music. 

Using Siri, AirPods allow you to access the “personal assistant” with a double tap. The wireless headphones, including a charging case, cost $159. AirPods require Apple devices...

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05:53
Apple: a fix is coming for the iPhone 8 crackling...

Some iPhone 8 owners have a problem with the phone’s earpiece. When making a call, the earpiece makes a disruptive “crackling” or “static” sound that disrupts the audio.

Apple said in a statement to The Verge that the issue only comes up in a “small number” of cases and that the company is working on a software update to fix the problem. “We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases,” an Apple spokesperson said. “Our team is at work on a fix, which will be included in an upcoming software release.”

The problem seems to impact both the 8 and 8 Plus. Owners indicate that it’s happening across different carriers and in different parts of the world, too, notes The Verge.

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05:48
Analyst: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales are off to a...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales are off to a solid and stable start despite claims from analysts and media citing a lower than usual turnout at Apple store locations as evidence of decreased interest in the new lineup. 

He thinks Apple is expecting a 50/50 demand split between the iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Sales of the latter two smartphones are on target when taking that into consideration, the analyst says. 

“We previously estimated the production weighting of new 2017 iPhone models at roughly 50% iPhone X and 50% iPhone 8/ 8 Plus,” Kuo tells clients. “This matches what we believe is Apple's (US) estimate for demand. At first glance, the combined first-week adoption rate for the iPhone 8/ 8 Plus might appear low (...

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05:20
WSJ backs report of 3D sensor problem causing delays...

The WSJ has now backed a supply-chain report that poor 3D sensor yields were delaying mass production of the iPhone X.

Yesterday’s report said that Apple’s suppliers were hitting significant yield issues with the 3D sensors used in the TrueDepth camera module of the iPhone X. The problems were said to be so severe that production was being measured in the tens of thousands of units per day …

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05:15
Apple states fix is in progress for “static” sounds...

Apple has announced that it’s working on a fix for some of the “static” and “crackling” sounds some users have experienced from the newly-released iPhone 8’s earpiece.

The company offered the following statement:

“We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases,” an Apple spokesperson said. “Our team is at work on a fix, which will be included in an upcoming software release.”

The issue itself has been perplexing, as users have reported that the static noise is intermittent and doesn’t occur during every call, nor does it occur when the device is in speaker mode. A user on Apple’s support forums describes it like this:

Apple this morning released iOS 11.0.1 to the public, but that update seemingly doesn’t include a fix for this issue. The company hasn’t offered a timetable for when the update correcting this problem will be released.

If you’ve experienced this issue on your end, please let us know in the...

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05:00
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 update, focuses on bug...

There’s always a software update to be had.

And this is a good thing.

Only one week after Apple’s release of its iOS 11 operating system, the company has issued its first incremental software update. As of Tuesday, iOS 11.0.1 is now available to install.

The update is described by Apple as including bug fixes and improvements for the operating system. This isn’t a feature update, so you won’t be seeing anything new after you install the update.

To install the update over-the-air, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

If you’ve had a chance to try the iOS 11.0.1 update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via Macworld

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05:00
DataTraveler Bolt Duo can help free up storage space...

Storage space doesn’t come cheap on Apple devices. For example, a 64GB version of the upcoming iPhone X costs $999; a 256GB model is $1,149. Pricing for a 64GB iPad Pro (10.5 inches) starts at $649; the price of a 512GB model starts at $999.

You can help alleviate a lack of storage space with the DataTraveler Bolt Duo, Kingston Digital’s first dual interface USB with a Lightning connector for smartphones and tablets. Capacities allow for storing up to 8,000 photos (the 32GB for $59.99), 16,000 photos (64GB for $89.99) and 32,000 photos (128GB for $119.99). New photos and videos taken with your iOS device can be sent directly to the Bolt. 

The front of the flash drive has a standard Lightening...

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04:56
PSA: Here’s how to get access to 280-character...

Twitter revealed yesterday that it would be doubling the maximum length of a tweet from 140 characters to a full 280 characters. Initially, it is rolling out the new limit to a small percentage of users ahead of a wider deployment later …

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04:30
How to arrange, hide and delete Apple TV apps in...

Downloaded an app to your Apple TV, but don’t use it any more and are tired of seeing it take up space on the tvOS interface? No problem. You can move and hide apps with ease.

  • Highlight the app that you want to move.
  • On your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote, hold down the Touch surface until the app starts to jiggle. 
  • To move the app on Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote, swipe left, right, up, or down. 
  • When you're finished, press the Touch surface or press Select. 
  • Repeat these steps to move other apps.

To delete an app:

  • Highlight the app you want to delete.
  • Hold down the Touch surface or Select until the app starts to jiggle. 
  • Then press the Play/Pause button and choose Delete or Hide. 
  • Repeat these steps to delete other apps.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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04:21
External Link: Nutty Hack of the Week: Pair an Apple...

In the Stupid Apple Tricks department, iMore’s Serenity Caldwell has discovered that it is possible to pair a cellular-capable Apple Watch Series 3 with an Android phone, although she admits that it’s a terrible idea. The process involves tricking the Apple Watch by inserting the SIM from an Android phone into an iPhone, pairing the Apple Watch, and then moving the SIM back to the Android phone. It works, but your Apple Watch will lose many features and have awful battery life. In other words: don’t try this at home.

 

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04:00
Apple files a patent for ‘flexible room controls’...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,772,720) for “flexible room controls” that shows the company has big plans for its HomeKit technology. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that locations of room controls, such as electrical switches and climate-control thermostats, are generally chosen during the architectural design of a building, and the controls are then hard-wired in place within the walls during construction. If the resident subsequently wishes to add controls or move existing controls to another location, it will generally be necessary to break holes in the wall, run new wiring, and then repair and repaint. 

Obviously, that’s inelegant. Apple thinks it has a better way.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the patent: “Control apparatus includes an optical subsystem, which is configured to direct first light toward a scene that includes a hand of a user in...

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03:54
Apple remains world’s most valuable brand based on...

Interbrand’s annual report on the world’s most valuable brands sees Apple keep the top slot for the fifth consecutive year, ahead of Google and Microsoft. The top ten brands are rounded out by Coca Cola, Amazon, Samsung, Toyota, Facebook, Mercedes Benz and IBM.

Interbrand assesses the all-in value of a brand by analysing three factors …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 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

Cheetah Mobile has debuted ARCam, which allows users to create a 3D moment by inserting augmented reality features into photos and videos. It was built on Apple’s ARKit introduced with iOS 11 and is available for free.

macOS Apps/Updates

Twocanoes Software has announced macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2, its OS selection manager for dual boot Macs. 

It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner 2.2 includes customization...

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01:59
KGI: Initial iPhone 8 sales were not ‘weak’, stable...

A new report from KGI rebuts some of the industry pessimism around the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Although it is true that lines were shorter than the usual blockbuster iPhone release, KGI says that opening weekend sales were about half that of last year’s.

Given that many early adopters are waiting for the iPhone X, 50% sales volume is inline with expectations. KGI says they are seeing stable demand from carrier sales.

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Tuesday September 26

23:00
Little Snitch 4 on sale at 30% off, one day only!

If you read yesterday's review, you know that I got pretty excited about Objective Development's Little Snitch 4. As luck would have it, the company has a sale going on today where you can buy this powerful Mac app at 30% off the usual price -- just $31.50 (regular price is $45). 

No discount code or anything is required; just point your browser at the Objective Development online store and Little Snitch 4 will be available at the sale price. The discount is also valid for upgraders from earlier versions of Little Snitch. 

The sale started today (September 27, 2017) at 6:00 AM UTC and ends tomorrow at 8 AM UTC. That's 11 PM PT on the 26th / 2 AM ET on the 27th for the start of the sale, and it will end at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET on the 28th...

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22:51
KGI: iPhone 8 sales in line with expectations,...




Sales of Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are off to a solid start despite claims from analysts and media citing a lower than usual turnout at Apple store locations as evidence of decreased interest in the new smartphone lineup.

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21:13
President Trump deletes tweets that supported a...

Last year, Twitter cut off and then reinstated Politwoops, a project that stores and reports deleted tweets by politicians. CEO Jack Dorsey said at the time that Twitter reinstated its access to "bring transparency" - similar to reasoning the company...

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20:22
Amazon's Echo Show loses its access to YouTube

In an unexpected turn, Amazon's Echo Show has suddenly lost its ability to stream videos from YouTube. The Verge points out that the ability disappeared this afternoon, quoting Amazon and Google blaming each other for the issue. While YouTube claims...

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18:30
Super fast bionic glass: iPhone 8 Review




Apple's latest iPhone 8 is supercharged by its new A11 Bionic chip, which does the heavy lifting for a series of major new camera features as well as making everything faster. It also packs iPad Pro's True Tone display and Fast Charging, and adds Qi wireless charging through its beautifully glossy rear glass back, built in a familiar shape but with a new steel structure ringed in an aluminum band with precision seams that continue the water and dust resistance of the previous 7 generation.

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18:17
Apple retains top spot as world's most valuable...




For the fifth year in a row, Apple fended off the likes of Google, Microsoft and other fast-rising tech titans to be named the most valuable brand in the world, as ranked by global brand consulting firm Interbrand.

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18:05
RIAA report shows music industry continue to rebound...

Streaming music services such as Apple Music continue to contribute to the rebirth of the music industry. The Recording Industry Association of America this week has released its mid-year update for 2017, showing continued growth thanks in large part to streaming services…

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17:26
macOS Server 5.4

Adds support for APFS volumes, plus new restrictions, payloads, and management commands for Profile Manager. ($19.99 new, free update, 194 MB)

 

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17:13
D-Link's HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD...




Accessory maker D-Link on Tuesday updated its Omna iOS app with all new features for its Omna 180 Cam HD, one of the first internet-connected security cameras to feature Apple HomeKit support.

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16:52
Tesla switches from NVIDIA to Intel for its...

Ever since Tesla took the wraps off the Model S, its electric cars have had NVIDIA hardware powering the infotainment system and the giant touchscreen that controls it. However, it's apparently breaking with tradition: Bloomberg sources hear that the...

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16:36
Super fast, big bionic glass: iPhone 8 Plus Review




Apple's latest iPhone 8 is supercharged by its new A11 Bionic chip, which does the heavy lifting for a series of major new camera features as well as making everything faster. It also packs iPad Pro's True Tone display and Fast Charging, and adds Qi wireless charging through its beautifully glossy rear glass back, built in a familiar shape but with a new steel structure ringed in an aluminum band with precision seams that continue the water and dust resistance of the previous 7 generation.

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16:19
Apple says fix coming for 'crackling'...




Apple on Tuesday issued a statement confirming a small number of iPhone 8 handsets suffer from an audio glitch that causes a "crackling" noise during phone calls, saying a fix for the problem is in the works.

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16:18
Apple says a fix is coming for iPhone 8 devices...

Apple today said that it is working on a fix for iPhone 8 users experiencing crackling sounds from their device’s earpiece. Since the iPhone 8 was released last week, some users have reported a “static” and “crackling sound,” but that shouldn’t be the case for much longer…

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15:45
AWT News Update: September 26, 2017

As the month of September winds down and the daylight hours start getting shorter, we have a shorter than usual podcast for you today. 

  • iOS 11 is now installed on 25% of all iOS devices, a bit slower than last year but a much higher uptake rate than Android ever sees
  • You can now fill your Starbucks card from Apple Pay on the Apple Watch
  • Twitter is testing longer tweets, for even longer rants by unhinged individuals
  • Amazon and Apple are apparently best buds now, with the Apple TV reappearing on Amazon after a two-year hiatus

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 podcast.

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World...

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15:24
Kalashnikov's next military gear might be...

Popular Mechanics reports that a Russian defense company has developed a flying vehicle that took to the air earlier this week as manufacturers demonstrated what it can do. The hovercraft, built by Kalashnikov Concern, gets its lift from 16 sets of r...

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15:14
Photos in macOS High Sierra now works with these...

One of the neatest features in macOS High Sierra is hidden within the Photos app and allows users to seamlessly integrate with third-party photo services for Projects.

Since macOS High Sierra became available yesterday, several third-party apps have been upgraded to integrate with Projects in Photos, head below as we round them up.

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15:13
Twitter to test 280-character tweets, doubling...




A select set of Twitter users are being freed from their 140-character shackles, at least temporarily, as the ubiquitous social network tests methods by which users can better express themselves while maintaining the brevity that popularized the platform.

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14:31
AMC will install room-scale VR at six of its...

Movie theater chain AMC is committing to virtual reality in a big way. The company has announced a $20 million investment in Dreamscape Immersive, a VR storytelling studio with a focus on room-scale installations and real-time motion tracking.

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14:14
Twitter to double the length limit for tweets to 280...

Twitter today is moving away from its traditional 140 character tweet limit. The company has announced that it is testing a new 280 character limit for some users. Product manager Aliza Rosen made the likely controversial reveal in a blog post this afternoon

more…

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14:00
Twitter experiments with doubling its character limit

Over the past couple of years, Twitter has slowly chipped away at its 140-character constraint. It removed @replies from the limit earlier this year, and exempted photos, videos and quotes from it last year. Now, it's ready to push those character re...

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13:35
Airbnb reportedly wants to offer apartment rentals...

For a service that began as a simple house-sharing service, Airbnb has definitely expanded to include some interesting, if off-target, promotional initiatives. The company recently stepped into the restaurant reservation space, and has even offered u...

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13:04
You can get a refund on Oculus Rift and Gear VR...

Buying games and apps digitally is less risky when there's a solid refund policy in place. Apple offers refunds for purchases through its iTunes app store and Microsoft has a self-service system. PC distribution portal Steam allows for refunds within...

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12:59
iMovie 10.1.7

Adds support for Apple’s new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format, and now requires macOS 10.12.2 Sierra or higher. (Free, 2.14 GB)

 

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12:59
OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.1.2

Adds a new Go to Search Field menu option to the Find menu and improves compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 37.3 MB)

 

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12:59
London's ex-mayor Boris Johnson pitched Apple...




While mayor of London, British politician Boris Johnson tried to sell Apple on sponsoring the ultimately abandoned Garden Bridge -- to which the company allegedly said it was willing, if it could have a store on the bridge itself.

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12:45
Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for...

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whethe...

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12:22
Google will reportedly separate shopping service...

Google is reportedly separating its price-comparison shopping service into a standalone unit after getting fined for a record-setting $2.8 billion by the EU after a legal battle over antitrust practices. The internet titan appealed the decision, but...

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12:00
The NBA’s big eSports push begins in May 2018

The line between eSports and traditional sports is blurring, and organizations like the National Basketball Association are looking to stay ahead of the curve. Seventeen teams from the NBA will be part of the upcoming 2K League, a competition it crea...

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11:59
iOS 11: How to improve iPhone battery life

Since iOS 11 has been available for over a week, many users are now running Apple’s latest mobile OS. While there are lots of great new features, one downside many users are experiencing is decreased battery life. Let’s take a look at the best ways to improve battery life on your iPhone.

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11:51
The DHS plans to monitor immigrants’ social media...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently posted a new rule in the Federal Register set to go into effect next month. The update is largely to note that certain government electronic documents are also part of immigrants' official records as...

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11:43
Starbucks now lets you reload store cards with Apple...

Starbucks just made its Apple Watch app a whole lot more useful. Starting today you can reload your Starbucks Card using Apple Pay right on the Apple Watch. Paying with your Starbucks Card was previously supported but was possible with the built-in Wallet app; reloading required using the iPhone app.

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11:43
SQL Server 2017 Embraces Linux, Docker


Microsoft on Monday announced the general availability of SQL Server 2017, now with support for Linux, at its Ignite conference in Orlando. The company first announced its plans for the newest iteration of its database software a year and a half ago. This is the first version of SQL Server to run on Windows Server, Linux and Docker, noted Scott Guthrie, EVP, cloud and enterprise, at Microsoft. SQL Server offers "mission-critical performance and security," he said. It now has everything built in, including AI, "on the platform of your choice."

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11:36
Uber vows to leave Quebec over tougher regulations

Uber appears to be making its second big exit in as many weeks. The ridesharing company intends to shut down operations in the Canadian province of Quebec if stricter rules are implemented for the October 14th renewal of a pilot project that lets Ube...

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11:34
Thanks to the FDA, your next Apple Watch might be...

Apple, Fitbit, and Samsung may be competing for smartwatch sales, but the companies have similar issues when it comes to health advancements in their wearables: too much red tape. Now the three companies are part of a new government-run pilot program that aims to change that.

The Food and Drug Administration has selected nine tech companies out of a pool of more than 100 to participate in the program, which aims to fast-track health innovations in software and products. The companies participating in the program will have an advantage when it comes to the months-long application and review process for new health products.

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11:33
Inside High Sierra: HEVC promises to keep quality...




Support for HEVC, also known as H.265, was announced at the WWDC Keynote by Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi. AppleInsider examines the technology from a user's standpoint, said to be needed to keep 4K videos down to a manageable size.

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11:23
iOS 11.0.1 Fixes Mail Bug with Microsoft-hosted...

Apple has released the first update to iOS 11 with almost no notes, but it appears to fix Mail problems with Microsoft-hosted email accounts.

 

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11:18
Rocket Lab’s second test launch will deliver a...

Small satellite launcher Rocket Lab's first test flight in May was mostly a success, and now it's ready for a second round. The New Zealand-based startup will begin the final tests on its Electron launch vehicle next month. The launch window will ope...

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11:11
Apple, other tech companies on FDA fast-track...

The Food and Drug Administration, which oversees new drugs, medical devices and much of the U.S. food supply, has selected nine tech companies, including Apple, for a pilot program that may let them avoid some regulations that have tied up developers working on health software and products, according to Bloomberg.

“We need to modernize our regulatory framework so that it matches the kind of innovation we’re being asked to evaluate,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.

The FDA program is meant to let the companies get products pre-cleared rather than going through the agency’s standard application and approval process that can take months. Such products could include the Apple Watch and the iPhone, considering the health and fitness features packed into each.

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11:11
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update to improve...

Just one short week after Apple released iOS 11 to the public, the company has issued its first incremental software update. As of Tuesday, iOS 11.0.1 is now available to install.

It doesn’t seem to be that exciting of an update—the update notes say that it includes bug fixes and improvements for both the iPhone and iPad—but you should install it anyways to keep your devices working as smoothly as possible. iOS 11.0.1 is likely just addressing minor performance issues that have been discovered in the last week. This isn’t a feature update, so you won’t be seeing anything new after you install the update. 

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To install the update over-the-air, go to Settings > General > Software Update. We’ll report back with any noticeable changes.

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11:05
Apple’s new file system will eventually support...

Enlarge / High Sierra is less about the visible changes and more about under-the-hood features (like external GPU support). (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

MacOS High Sierra just came out of beta and is available to the public, but some users may feel left out by the current limitations of Apple's new file system (APFS). The new system currently supports machines with all-flash built-in storage, so those with Fusion Drives can't use it. However, a report from MacRumors cites an e-mail...

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11:04
Shazam watchOS 4 update brings new design, faster...

Shazam has released a new version of its Apple Watch app that accompanies the iOS software. The update to the popular music discovery app features a fresh design, faster performance, and LTE support for Apple Watch Series 3.

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10:59
Giphy taps Google AI tech to help you find the right...

Giphy's collection is a good way to find the right GIF to express your feelings... up until you're tracking down that one elusive GIF that's improperly tagged. The company has a clever solution, though: make AI technology look through the GIFs itself...

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10:56
Apple TV 4K listing appears on Amazon, after two-...




A listing for the 64-gigabyte version of the Apple TV 4K on Amazon is buoying hopes for an imminent release of an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple's set-top box

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10:50
Apple just received a fast lane for developing...

Apple is among nine technology companies chosen by the United States Food and Drug Administration to test a new pilot program that could allow health products to be developed and released with less delay. This could allow Apple to use the Apple Watch and iPhone for medical uses that would previously require a longer approval process which slows down deployment.

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10:41
Showtime websites used visitors’ browsers to mine...

Over the weekend, visitors to Showtime's website or its streaming site ShowtimeAnytime might have noticed their computers slowing down a bit. That's because someone slipped in some JavaScript into the sites that caused them to siphon off processing t...

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10:24
Apple joins FDA pilot program allowing it to skip...




Apple has been picked as one of nine companies for a pilot program by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which which will let the firms avoid regulations that can slow the development of health-related products.

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10:23
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update

Apple has released iOS 11.0.1. It’s a maintenance release with “bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad,” according to Apple.

The iOS 11.0.1 update can be downloaded over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

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10:19
Apple TV returns to Amazon after a 2-year exile (...

Amazon drew no small amount of flak when it pulled the Apple TV from its online store 2 years ago. Was it really so determined to push Prime Video that it would limit your device options? Well, yes, but it's thankfully having a change of heart. The i...

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10:07
Apple squashes iOS 11 bugs with quick release of iOS...




Just a week after iOS 11 was launched to the public, Apple has quickly followed up with iOS 11.0.1, a small update intended to address bugs and fix various issues with the software.

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10:02
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update for iPhone...

Apple has released the first software update to iOS 11 with iOS 11.0.1 for iPhone and iPad. The build comes in at 15A402, up from 15A372 for iOS 11.0.

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10:02
Vimeo finally adds livestreaming to its set of video...

Today, Vimeo announced that there is an agreement in place for its acquisition of the streaming company Livestream. It also launched Vimeo Live, which offers livestreaming solutions directly through the Vimeo platform. When the acquisition is complet...

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09:50
Dyson plans to release its own EV by 2020

An unlikely player has stepped onto the electric vehicle playing field. Vacuum cleaner and hairdryer producer Dyson announced today that it has already begun working on its own EV and that it should be ready for launch by 2020.

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09:44
Microsoft plans Office 2019 release for next year

The next version of Microsoft Office is coming to a computer near you soon. The company announced today that Office 2019 will be released sometime in the second half next year. Previews will ship in mid-2018. It will include the applications we're us...

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Leather Apple Watch Band $7,...

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09:30
Boeing offers a $2 million prize for a working...

It's 2017, and as the refrain goes, where are the flying cars? Boeing is more interested in "personal flying devices" -- aka, jetpacks or flying taxis -- and is partnering with new organization GoFly to post a $2 million bounty for working designs. K...

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09:15
Plex News comes to Apple TV, iPhone & iPad with...




Making use of its Watchup acquisition, Plex on Tuesday announced a new feature for its media streaming software, Plex News, which assembles a personalized video montage based on a range of global sources.

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09:14
Tech companies support Trump’s STEM education plan (...

Yesterday, Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum that directed the Secretary of Education to prioritize STEM and computer science education. The directive includes establishing a goal to put $200 million per year towards expanding this type o...

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09:06
A sociology of the smartphone

The smartphone is arguably the single most important “gadget” in the history of the world. For many of us, it affects and informs almost every aspect of our lives.

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09:01
Intel unveils an AI chip that mimics the human brain

Lots of tech companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Intel itself have created chips for image recognition and other deep-learning chores. However, Intel is taking another tack as well with an experimental chip called "Loihi." Rather...

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08:51
watchOS 4: How to customize and use the new Siri...

watchOS 4 introduces a new Siri watch face on Apple Watch that intelligently updates to show you relevant content throughout the day. The Siri watch face pulls data from 14 different sources by default, but customizing these sources can help remove information from the timeline that you don’t need and make the watch face more useful.

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08:50
Microsoft announces Office 2019 for customers who...

Office 2019 will be Microsoft's latest suite of perpetual apps, where users pay once for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more.

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