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Monday November 27

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 …

more…

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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…

more…

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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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13:01
Uber gets the go-ahead for its Russian merger

Uber's merger with Yandex's taxi service is effectively a done deal. Russian antitrust regulators have approved the union between the two ride-hailing companies, clearing the way for its expected completion in January 2018. The deal gives Yandex ma...

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11:58
I, Darwin: an oral history of the IKEA monkey

I remember when this happened in 2012 and thinking was a really weird story. This oral history shows it was even weirder than I imagined.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:30
Google Pixel Buds review: You (and Google) can do...

When Google revealed its new Pixels earlier this year, it made a tacit statement: the age of headphone jacks on smartphones is over. So, what's a diehard Google phone fan to do? Buy Google's new wireless earbuds -- in theory, at least. Several leaks...

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11:11
Construction of Apple’s stunning ‘second spaceship’...

I actually had no idea Apple was building a 2nd spaceship.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:00
A security expert built an unofficial Wikipedia for...

Wikipedia is a nigh-essential source of information, but it's usually so accessible in Western countries that users forget when it isn't. Take Turkey, which blocked its citizens from accessing the site in April and rejected an appeal when the Wikimed...

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08:53
This week’s top stories: What HomePod could have...

In this week’s top stories: The iPhone X and Apple Watch are named two of the best gadgets of the year, we dive deep into the best Black Friday deals, new details about the iMac Pro, what the HomePod could have been, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories.. more…

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08:30
‘Flying Lotus in 3D’ is a jam session between music...

Backstage at the concert venue Brooklyn Steel in New York, the artist Flying Lotus was discussing his persistent desire to create experiences so new that they were inconceivable to an audience before the show.

"I want people to be able to just be li...

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07:15
Spam is back

I’m sure many Loop readers will say they have few issues with spam but that’s probably because we’re tech savvy enough to take measures to avoid it. But average users are not so lucky.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:00
From Android to iOS – Introduction

My name is Chris Leckness and I’ve decided to write a series of articles about my transition from Android to iOS for my old friend Steve right here on AppleWorld.Today!

I recently made a jump from Android (Google Pixel XL) to iOS (iPhone X) and it’s been quite some time since I’ve used iOS as my daily device. I have had an iPhone 5C as my work phone but it's never on as I have my calls and text messages forwarded to my personal phone to avoid carrying two phones. Prior the iPhone X, the lastest iOS device that I used for more than a day or two was the iPhone 4, which I used for 6 months before returning to Android.

Before I start this series, I felt that it would be best to let the readers know where I come from and a little about me.

Who Am I?

Like I said, my name is Chris Leckness and I am from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I am a middle aged guy that has been in the smartphone game since around 2004 when I...

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06:57
KGI: iPhone X production improving rapidly as demand...

As the holiday shopping season officially begins, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note this morning touching on iPhone X demand and supply. Kuo explains in the note that while some believe the iPhone X’s quickly improving supply is due to low demand, he attributes it to production improvements with demand remaining strong…

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06:38
Samsung smart TVs gain Amazon Prime Music support

Samsung has recently tightened its relationship with Amazon, partnering up on its HDR10+ tech meant to counter Dolby Vision HDR. Now, Samsung's smart TVs will be some of the first third-party, non-Alexa devices able to stream Amazon Prime Music and U...

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04:13
Unearthing oxygen-starved bacteria might worsen...

A recently-released federal report has finally credited humans with causing climate change, but we might have more to worry about than fossil fuel emissions. While we knew bacteria in earth's soil releases almost a third of the carbon dioxide that re...

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02:19
Snapchat's new ad formats are designed to keep...

This week, Snapchat debuted two new ad styles meant to engage its users more and encourage less skipping, TechCrunch reports. So far, the app's ads have largely consisted of short videos, which followed the last clip in a Story or were placed through...

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02:15
Video: Everything you need to know about Apple'...




In our latest video, AppleInsider goes through every new detail, feature and rumored specification related to Apple's upcoming iMac Pro.

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02:10
Surviving Thanksgiving: iPhone-connected fitness...




You don't necessarily need extra gear to keep in shape during the holidays, but it can certainly help if you know what you're doing. Here are a few hardware accessories iPhone owners might want to consider before hitting the weights or lacing up running shoes.

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02:04
iPhone X supply chain improvements, not weak demand...




This week's bump in iPhone X delivery estimates, now down to one to two weeks, fueled speculation of weakened demand for Apple's flagship handset, but noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the change is due to better than expected supply chain enhancements and parts availability.

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00:25
Talk with the first-ever robot politician on...

Have you often felt that no matter what you asked politicians, they'd automatically reply with a stock response? Now you can address a real robot that plans on running for office -- or at least, that's what its creators intend. SAM is an AI chatbot '...

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Friday November 24

23:30
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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23:30
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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23:30
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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23:30
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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23:30
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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22:30
Pornhub's first store has a livestreaming bed...

Pop-up stores are all the rage, but Pornhub's shop in New York City is offering something... unique. If you visit its just-opened location on 70 Wooster Street, you'll see a bed with a camera that livestreams directly to the porn giant's website. No,...

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20:59
'Ghost In The Shell' VR arcade game is a...

For everybody that's watched Ghost in the Shell and thought to themselves, "yes, I too would like to experience tearing tanks apart with my bare hands," your day has come. Well, sort of. After a four-month delay, Bandai Namco's VR Zone Shinjuku is fi...

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19:39
Editorial: Thankful for iPhone X




Throughout this miserable year we suffered a series of horrific tropical storms and deadly wildfires; a year of ugly, divisive politics, nonstop fake news and a new broader realization that many of the people we formerly respected have actually led terrible abusive lives of harassment, assault and even predation of children. We can take some comfort in the fact that at least our technology improved dramatically.

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19:16
Best Buy will have Nintendo's SNES Classic in...

If you still don't own an SNES Classic Edition, you'll have a chance to get one tomorrow, November 25th. Best Buy has announced that it will sell Nintendo's mini, retro console in stores across the US starting at 9AM local time. Not surprisingly, you...

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17:02
Image-sharing site Imgur was hacked in 2014

Imgur, a popular picture-sharing site, revealed today that it suffered a data breach in 2014, claiming it was just notified of it on November 23rd. In a blog post, Imgur said hackers stole email addresses and passwords of 1.7 million user accounts --...

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16:33
Tamagotchi is heading to your smartphone in 2018

Tamagotchi is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with the release of a special anniversary edition, which was good enough to land on our holiday gift guide. But, the festivities don't end there, as the virtual pet is (at long last) making the le...

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15:49
9to5Rewards: Black Friday w/ 30% off Caseology cases...

If you’re shopping this Black Friday, and are in need of some new protection for your iPhone 8, 8+, or X, take advantage of 30% off Caseology cases with exclusive promo code “9TO5MACX“ before Nov. 30 to get a great deal on a new case. And in case you haven’t already, remember to enter our biggest giveaway to date below for your chance to win an iPhone X:

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14:58
Five state attorneys general are investigating Uber...

Uber's latest security breach, which exposed 57 million customers' and drivers' personal information, has come under more and more scrutiny since it was revealed earlier this week. The Federal Trade Commission has already confirmed that it's looking...

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14:48
AWT News Update: November 24, 2017

Today's Black Friday edition of the AWT News Update is short and sweet, with a few fun news items for you to digest along with yesterday's turkey:

  • Apple began selling the iPhone X in 14 new markets today, bringing the total number of countries where the new phone is available up to 71
  • There's still time to take advantage of Apple's Black Friday shopping event, where you'll get gift cards up to $150 in value with your purchase of Apple gear
  • Apple opened its first re-designed retail store in Australia today, a new store replacing the 9-year-old Chadstone location in Melbourne

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13:46
Logic Pros: Best Black Friday deals for Mac/iOS...

We have a number of notable Black Friday 2017 deals from AKAI, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, MOOG, loads of plug-in makers and much more. The list of discounted iOS production/synth apps is growing by the minute, and this is the place to find the best of everything.

Head below for our round-up of the hottest Black Friday 2017 deals for musicians and producers… more…

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13:20
NASA goes back to the middle ages for its rover tire...

The Mars Curiosity rover has been a big success, but NASA's modern tech couldn't save its tires from breaking down in the harsh conditions of Mars. For future missions, the agency has gone back to the age of knights. Based on the principals of chainm...

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12:38
Snapchat launches new AR Trial Ads along with...

Snapchat has launched two new ways to increase revenue with advertising this week with Promoted Stories and also a new AR Trial Ads program. The social media service is hoping these new ads will be skipped less by users and will give the company a leg up on Facebook/Instagram.

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12:15
Best Black Friday iOS & Mac App Deals: Monument...

As always around this time of the year, we are seeing a massive list of top-tier iOS and Mac apps with deep price drops. Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring some of the most notable deals of the year on the widest selections of games and apps on Apple’s digital marketplaces. Head below for this year’s best… more…

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12:14
[Sponsor] Go Paperless With Doxie — Up to $90 Off,...

Doxie mobile scanners are the reliable, intuitive, high-quality scanners that connect your physical paper to your digital world.

Gone are the days of crummy, complex, computer-driven scanners. Thanks to a small footprint, rechargeable battery, and expansive memory, Doxie fits your life — take Doxie with you and scan anywhere, no computer required. Amazing apps included for Mac and iOS make going paperless easy (and fun!).

Now through Cyber Monday, get up to $90 off retail:

  • Best selling: Doxie Q features its collapsible flip-open automatic document feeder, rechargeable battery, and computer-free wireless design to scan all your paper.

  • Just launched: Doxie Go SE and Doxie Go SE Wi-Fi feature smart, simple scanning, rechargeable battery, and...

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The big stores that track your every online move

A study by Princeton researchers came to light earlier this month, revealing that more than 400 of the world's most popular websites use the equivalent of hacking tools to spy on you without your knowledge or consent.

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The real refugees of Casablanca

Casablanca is my favorite movie of all time and, while I knew the circumstances were based in fact, this story goes much deeper.

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11:15
Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?

For us in North America, this might be a terrifying thought.

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11:00
Google and Apple Order Telegram To Nuke Channel Over...

An anonymous reader writes: Instant messaging client Telegram has for the first time blocked access to an entire channel following pressure from Google and Apple. A channel, called Any Suitable Pop, was found distributing copyright infringed copies of songs from Taylor Swift's new album 'Reputation'. It's understood that following complaints from Universal Music, Google and Apple ordered Telegram to take action.


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10:40
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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10:30
This stripped-down blogging tool exemplifies...

This might be a tool for people who just want to get thoughts online without having to worry about all the detritus that comes with it.

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10:22
The future of retail in the age of Amazon

While it feels like “everyone” is shopping online and retail is on its death bed, this story says it’s not as bad as what it may seem.

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Data reveals the films where critics and audiences...

This kind of stuff always fascinates me – how critics can love or hate a movie but audience reaction is the complete opposite.

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09:29
9to5Toys Black Friday: 9.7-inch iPad $250, Philips...

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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09:20
∞ Open a six-pack all at once

I definitely would have used this in college but it does seem like a lot of effort for a fairly simply

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08:37
Surviving Thanksgiving: Play some games with your...




When a large family comes together in a gathering, including Thanksgiving, this often leads to either a boredom-filled conversation or a spirited verbal match between people who don't like each other. In an attempt to liven up proceedings and to keep the peace, AppleInsider offers some suggestions of apps that can keep everyone occupied, or at least keep you amused while you keep away from the rest of the group.

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08:06
Review: Chocolate Hub 2 is a perfect desk companion...

When Apple decided to drop USB for USB-C I was actually excited about it, contrary to most people’s reactions. Thankfully there are many companies like 23Devices making solid products to help us be more productive with the tools we have.

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07:00
The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give...

If a plain-Jane fitness tracker seems like too uninspired of a gift, we have some other ideas. You could buy any number of smartwatches that fared well in our tests. Engadget's resident runners also say Garmin Forerunner watches are a good bet for at...

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06:19
iPhone X telephoto lens requires less than a quarter...

A low-light test of the telephoto lens in the iPhone X has revealed that it works in a quarter of the light needed by the iPhone 7 Plus.

Studio Neat’s Dan Provost noted that the iPhone makes up its own mind when to use the telephoto lens, even when you’ve selected it in the camera app …

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06:10
The best Black Friday deals 2017

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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06:00
How 'Dinner Party' tells an alien...

At our first Engadget Experience in LA last week, we premiered five virtual reality projects that pushed the boundaries of the new medium. Among them was Dinner Party, a retelling of the famous Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction story. Based on wh...

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05:54
Australia sees its first redesigned Apple Store in...

It’s taken a while for the new Apple Store design to reach Australia, but the company today opened the first of the refits in Melbourne.

The new Chadstone store is three times the size of the one it replaces …

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Yamaha's MX88 synth turns your iPhone into a...

I hate, hate, hate computers and phones/tablets on stage. To me, a Macbook sitting next to a keyboardist or percussionist is just asking for trouble. Computers freeze, apps crash and sometimes you forget to turn off notifications and now everyone in...

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