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Tuesday May 9

10:37
Photo captures 5th Ave Apple Store with iconic glass...

Apple’s flagship 5th Avenue retail store has been undergoing renovations all year, and today Gothamist has shared an eery shot from above the scaffolding that shows the iconic glass cube totally removed. We learned last month that Apple was granted a permit to fully remove the existing glass structure as it plans to replace it for the third time.

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10:32
Apple’s Tim Cook, Jeff Williams make the ‘20 Most...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams place fourth and 17th, respectively, on "The 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now” list by TIME magazine.

Jeff Williams

Here's what TIME has to say about Williams: “CEO Tim Cook may be the public face and chief decision maker at Apple, but Jeff Williams is second in command. An Apple veteran who’s been with the company for nearly 20 years, Williams is often referred to as "Tim Cook's Tim Cook." He was named chief operating officer in late 2015, a post previously held by Cook, and has been overseeing Apple's entire supply chain since 2010, no small task given the complexity of the company’s hardware operations. Williams also oversaw development of the Apple Watch, the company’s first new product category during the Cook era and a sign he’s closely involved with new projects.”

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10:21
How-To: alter the macOS Dock autohide animation for...

Full screen apps on macOS are great, because they automatically hide the dock and menu bar, providing users with maximum screen real estate for work. Yet, some apps, like those in Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite, have yet to adopt proper full screen behavior in macOS.

When using apps that don’t allow proper full screen usage, hiding the Dock is a viable option for gaining additional screen real estate. Unfortunately, the Dock’s autohide feature comes bundled with an animation that results in a perceivable delay.

The animation is minimal and probably won’t bother most people, but I find it annoying. For this reason I use a simple terminal command to alter the autohide delay for the Dock. It’s one of the first things that I do on a new macOS installation.
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10:21
Apple's Tim Cook & Jeff Williams make Time...




Time Magazine on Tuesday posted its "20 Most Influential People in Tech" list for 2017, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and his COO, Jeff Williams.

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10:19
Apple plans overnight ‘refresh' of some of its...

Apple is planning a worldwide overnight “refresh” of its older retail stores on the night of May 16, according to 9to5Mac. The refresh is “specifically for older and smaller stores that aren’t suitable for the full redesign we’ve seen in flagship stores,” the article adds.

"Some stores can’t accommodate all of the new design features, so are instead being treated to a design refresh which has been described as a ‘halfway house’ between the original and new looks. While some behind-the-scenes work may begin earlier, the plan appears to be for the new look to be revealed when stores re-open on May 17," says 9to5Mac.

Could the simply refresh also be a day when Apple rolls out new iPad Pros? Probably not, but I’d love to see the tablet line refreshed before June’s Worldwide Developer Conference when we’ll (hopefully) see a new iMac introduced.

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09:52
20,000-year-old artifacts, 21st century technology

I’ve always thought museums would be perfect places for this kind of technology but only the most well-funded ones can take advantage of it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:37
Here’s how Apple’s HomeKit feature is an...

New houses being built with HomeKit-enabled appliances are becoming more accessible to consumers thanks to homebuilders incorporating Apple’s home automation technology, and HomeKit isn’t just a convenience or neat demo. NBC News shares the incredible story of how Todd Stabelfeldt who is a “complete quadriplegic with no movement below his shoulders” has been empowered by HomeKit.

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad Pro w/ LTE 32GB $530...

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09:23
Some Apple Retail stores to have overnight redesign...




Apple is reportedly doing an overnight refresh on some Apple Retail stores on the night of May 16, said to bring some of the design elements from Apple's new flagship stores to locations not suitable for massive changes.

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09:18
Bloomberg: Unclear if Siri Speaker will feature...

Included in Bloomberg’s coverage of the new Amazon Echo Show is a mention of the rumored Siri Speaker as well as Apple Music. Bloomberg reports that Siri Speaker has been tested in Apple employee homes for several months, echoing earlier reporting from last fall, while adding that it’s unknown if Siri Speaker will feature a display.

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08:56
Opinion: I hope Siri Speaker is more Amazon Echo and...

Amazon’s Echo with a screen is real and it’s shipping at the end of next month. Echo Show is a $230 7-inch tablet with video playback and calling that has to stay plugged in to work.

What makes that better than an iPad or any other tablet? Amazon hopes the answer is its Alexa voice assistant. While I’m curious about an always-listening, always-present voice assistant that anyone can access in the home, the original Amazon Echo has more appeal to me. If Siri Speaker is...

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08:49
∞ A video walkthrough of the Amazon Echo

[VIDEO] There’s a lot going on here. Google, Apple, and Amazon are working on their user lock-in strategies. Keep that in mind as you watch the video embedded in the main Loop post.

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08:34
Apple Music to debut 'Harry Styles: Behind the...




Apple on Tuesday announced a new promotional documentary about former One Direction singer Harry Styles, set to launch on Apple Music next Monday, May 15.

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08:24
Never run out of Lightning charging cables with this...

A concierge at a hotel once told me, "If you ever need an Apple Lightning charging cable, just go to a hotel -- everybody leaves them here!". You can make sure that you always have spares for the cables that you "donate" to hotels, libraries, and other locations by getting this 3-Pack of 6.5-foot MFi-Certified Lightning Charging Cables for only $21.99. 

3 MFi-Certified Lightning Cables - $21.99

Not all Lightning charging cables are alike, and those that have been certified by Apple as Made For iPhone/iPad compatible are guaranteed to work perfectly with your Apple devices. These cables are made by Sky Innovations, carry the MFi certification, and are one of our most popular deals -- check out...

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08:12
Amazon's Echo Show marries Alexa's smarts...

Amazon's Echo is getting a touchscreen. The online retailer introduced the Echo Show on Tuesday, and it looks exactly like the images that popped up online last week.

The $230 Echo Show features a 7-inch touchscreen and dual 2-inch stereo speakers. It can do everything that an Alexa-powered device can do right now, including access third-party skills, tell you the forecast, set a timer, and play music.

Amazon

On top of that it's added some screen-centric tricks, such as voice and video calls and the ability to broadcast images from Ring and Arlo cameras around the home. It also hooks into other smart home devices, such as WeMo and...

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08:10
AWT TV Episode 7: AirPods, garage door openers,...

This week, Dennis couldn't make it to the live AWT TV show because of some car troubles, but Marty and Steve picked up the load and managed to fill an hour with some fun discussions of a LOT of different topics (check out the list below the video):

  • Steve has AirPods! He is also lit up tonight, having purchased a new LED light panel. No more eerie dark floating Steve-heads!
  • Marty and Steve discuss the LiftMaster/Chamberlain MyQ app-controlled garage door openers. Marty was able to retrofit an existing Chamberlain GDO, while Steve got a new LiftMaster model. The free app works well to control garage doors remotely, and Marty demonstrates!
  • The...
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08:02
FileMaker 16 brings enhancements to Mac & iOS...




Apple-owned FileMaker on Tuesday launched FileMaker 16, the latest edition of its database platform, including updates for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

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07:29
FileMaker releases enhanced unified platform for...

FileMaker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has released the FileMaker 16 Platform, the latest version of its custom app platform that includes everything needed to create, share, and run custom apps for business teams. 

The FileMaker 16 Platform packs “powerful, sophisticated new features that help teams solve business problems quickly and easily,” says Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing, FileMaker, Inc. These enhancements allow users to create great apps that work across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web, she adds.

The FileMaker 16 Platform adds animations and transitions with scripts that provide visual cues to help orient users as they navigate through their custom apps on the FileMaker Go app. Enhanced signature capture for the FileMaker Go app allows users to sign documents on iPad and iPhone just as they would on a paper form.

The FileMaker 16 Platform lets you...

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07:16
Amazon announces premium touchscreen $230 Echo Show...




Amazon's voice-driven personal assistant Alexa is going visual, via the online retailer's new high-end Echo Show, a $230 tabletop personal assistant featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and dual 2-inch stereo speakers.

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07:15
Wired reviews the new Apple iPad

Solid review. At its core:

Apple’s big iPad problem is that it can’t convince people to upgrade, because an iPad is just a screen you hold in your hands that runs some apps that do some stuff. For users, that’s wonderful. If you already have an iPad you like, you don’t need a new one.

And:

If you are ready to upgrade, though, consider this the tablet for you. It brings the guts of an iPad Air 2—the most popular iPad model—into the body of a first-gen iPad Air. Will you notice the extra thickness and weight? No. (It weighs a pound, barely more than the Air 2. You’ll be fine.) What you might notice is the difference in the screen. This one’s not laminated to the glass the way it is on other new iPad models, which means you’ll see a little more of your own reflection in the display. It’s still high-res, still crisp, and still plenty good.

The Apple 9.7 inch iPad is $329. To me, if you are in the market for a starter iPad, this is a no-brainer.

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07:10
Apple reportedly doing worldwide overnight ‘refresh...

Apple is planning a worldwide overnight ‘refresh’ of its older retail stores on the night of May 16, according to our own sources. We understand that this is specifically for older and smaller stores that aren’t suitable for the full redesign we’ve seen in flagship stores.

We got our first look at a whole new design for major Apple Stores back in 2015, when the Jony Ive design was shown to the press in Brussels, Belgium. Retail head Angela Ahrendts also showed off the new features ahead of the opening of San Francisco’s Union Square store. These include rows of trees with surrounding seating (the ‘Genius Grove’), a huge display screen and power sockets that rise...

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07:09
Mac Pro: Failure and future

Jean-Louis Gassée unpacks last month’s Apple Mac Pro confessional, seasoned with Microsoft’s new Surface devices and recent financial results.

Lots to enjoy here, but one particular conjectural question stands out for me:

Apple’s Developer’s Conference (WWDC) will be held in four weeks. We’ll be treated to the usual discussion of whether the iPad is a laptop replacement, of course, but Mac talk could prove to be even more interesting. In particular, will Apple announce an ARM-based Mac?

That seems far-fetched to me, though rolling their own Mac processors certainly seems a logical path for Apple to take in pursuit of owning the entire stack. Given how small (in terms of number of units as well as revenue) a slice the Mac Pro represents, seems to me (and I’m far from an expert) it’d be hard for Apple to recoup their investment on a custom Mac-targeted ARM chip.

That said, read Jean-Louis’ take here. Always thoughtful.

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07:00
Amazon officially announces $230 Echo Show with a...

Amazon has officially announced its latest addition to the Echo family, the $229 Amazon Echo Show. Adding to its popular range of home virtual assistant devices, the Show combines the usual Amazon Alexa voice commands with a 7 inch touchscreen, displaying relevant visual content like weather reports and music lyrics in response to your voice queries.

It also features a camera to enable FaceTime-like video calls between friends and family. The Echo Show is up for pre-order now, available in white or black models, and is shipping to customers from June 28.

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06:58
Amazon officially rolls out the Echo Show, an Alexa...

From Amazon’s official Echo Show page:

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
  • Introducing a new way to be together. Talk to family and friends who have an Echo or the Alexa App.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring...
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06:56
T-Mobile quietly kills 'Free Data for Life...

In the age of high definition video streaming, you can't get very far with 200MB of mobile data. That appears to be the reason T-Mobile quietly killed its Free Data for Life program on Sunday.

Originally introduced in 2013, Free Data for Life gave tablet users 200MB of free data for the life of their device. As of Monday, T-Mobile is not accepting new devices on the Free Data for Life program. Anyone whose tablet is still pushing pixels can keep on getting their free 200MB every month as usual, however.

Instead of Free Data for Life, T-Mobile is directing users to its unlimited data offerings. "When we launched Free Data For Life in 2013, 200MB of high-speed data was a lot," T-Mobile told TmoNews, which first spotted the policy change. "Today...Customers who have T-Mobile...

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06:53
Combine watchOS 3.2 'Theater Mode,' '...




The new addition of "Theater Mode" to watchOS can be combined with the Apple Watch Series 2 feature "Wake Screen on Crown Up" to check the time on your watch in an extremely discreet, unobtrusive low-light fashion. Here's how to combine the two features.

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06:50
Amazon's Echo Show is Alexa with a touchscreen

As expected, Amazon has revealed the Echo Show, a squared-off Echo device equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen. The company lost the element of surprise, as the device was unveiled via a series of leaks culminating in clear pictures of it from reputed...

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06:48
WhatsApp improves the security of its iCloud backups

In late 2016, WhatsApp decided to quietly improve the security of its iCloud backups, where messages and contacts are uploaded to Apple servers. According to Forbes, it added a unique encryption key created by the WhatsApp app, rather than just relying on the iCloud Drive to protect customer data.

This means that someone who had somehow acquired access to iCloud data would have an especially hard time getting at any of the WhatsApp data held within, the article adds. On top of the end-to-end encryption rolled out across one billion WhatsApp users, it's become “significantly more difficult for anyone to intercept comms on the app,” Forbes adds.

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06:45
Apple extends warranty to 3 years for iPad Pro Smart...

9to5Mac:

Apple has launched a new extended repair program for its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, allowing customers experiencing certain issues with the product to receive repairs or replacements from Apple for three years after the device is purchased. Apple informed its retail staff and authorized service providers of the new policy in an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac (pictured below).

The program covers the Smart Keyboard for both the 9.7-inch (Early 2016) and 12.9-inch (Late 2015) iPad Pro models, and applies to keyboards experiencing certain Functional Issues, including: sticking/repeating keys, sensor issues, problems with the keyboard’s magnetic connector, connection issues, and unresponsive keys.

Got an iPad Pro Smart Keyboard? Tuck this one away.

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06:37
Preorders of Amazon’s touchscreen Echo Show said to...

From the leaked image:

  • The new Echo Show will retail at $229.99 in the US
  • Pre-orders can be taken starting Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Pre-sale items will begin shipping to customers on 6/28/17

Is this real? It’s just an image, but very well done. The two dates in the image appear in two different formats, which does make me suspicious.

So far, there’s no mention of the Echo Show on Amazon.com. We shall see.

If the Amazon Echo is real, this will certainly inform any similar product plans from Apple. The bar has clearly been established by Amazon in this category.

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06:33
WhatsApp encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs, but...




Facebook-owned WhatsApp quietly began encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs in late 2016, a report revealed this week -- though that protection may now be compromised.

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06:21
New Camera Guard app blocks the webcam and...

ProtectStar has introduced Camera Guard Professional 2017, a new safety software product for macOS. 

The app is designed to ensure that no hacker, spy or malware can observe you or listen in on you, according to Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. With a single click, not only the camera, but also the microphone will be completely protected, he adds.

Camera Guard Professional 2017 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available in a free version and a $29 pro version. The former offers protection of the webcam; the latter adds protection of the microphone.

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06:13
Special edition 32GB Space Gray iPhone 6 now...

A special budget edition of the iPhone 6 originally created for India and subsequently seen in a number of other countries before it hit the U.S. is now available for just $200 without a contract.

When the iPhone 6 was launched, it was available only in 16/64/128GB tiers, but a 32GB Space Gray model went on sale in India last month before showing up in other countries including the United States. AT&T offered it for $345, but Virgin Mobile is now offering it for just $199.99 as a promo price …

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05:34
Apple granted two more patents for a head-mounted...

Apple has been granted two new patents that show the company is at least considering head-mounted displays for augmented reality (AR). Patents 9,646,574 and are for a “head-mounted display apparatus for retaining a portable electronic device with display.”

Both patents involve head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device — most likely an iPhone or iPad, though connectivity with Macs would be cool. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device can be worn on the user's head. Such a configuration would allow the user, among other things, view media on a private display, while the media is provided by a personal handheld device. 

The portable electronic device may be operatively coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device and head mounted device can communicate and operate with one another....

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05:15
Apple extends Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro limited...

This might prove helpful.

Apple has extended its repair program for its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. Within the extension, customers experiencing certain issues with the product to receive repairs or replacements from Apple for three years after the device is purchased. Apple informed its retail staff and authorized service providers of the new policy in an internal memo.

The program covers the Smart Keyboard for the 9.7-inch (Early 2016) and 12.9-inch (Late 2015) iPad Pro models and covers Smart Keyboards experiencing the following issues, including:

sticking/repeating keys, sensor issues, problems with the keyboard’s magnetic connector, connection issues, and unresponsive keys.

Apple currently offers its standard limited warranty on the Smart Apple Keyboard, as it does with all of its hardware products. The new policy extends the customary 12 months of coverage to 36 months for customers experiencing the known functional issues listed above.

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05:00
Feinstein: FBI spent roughly $900 to decrypt San...

The data recovery effort to copy the iPhone 5c data of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook erred on the pricey side.

Namely, in the neighborhood of $900,000 according to California senator Dianne Feinstein, who mentioned the amount spent recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

“I was so struck when San Bernardino happened and you made overtures to allow that device to be opened, and then the FBI had to spend $900,000 to hack it open,” Feinstein commented. “And as I subsequently learned of some of the reason for it, there were good reasons to get into that device.”

While Comey and the FBI have kept the final price tag for the data recovery close to the chest, an assortment of news organizations went through legal channels to learn the final price as well as the contractor used for the service.

That outfit is typically thought to be Israel’s Cellebrite, though the company has remained...

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04:58
Feature Request: Create an option to automatically...

Some sources suggest that distracted driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. The National Highway & Transportation Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015, the most recent year for which full data is available, distracted driving killed 3,477 people and injured 391,000.

Using smartphones while driving is the most obvious example of distracted driving, and the NHTSA says that reading or sending a text is the most dangerous form. That’s partly because of the length of time a driver’s eyes are off the road, but also partly because many people find a text hard to ignore.

Hard-hitting videos, like the examples below, definitely help – if you can get people to watch them. But I believe one simple addition to iOS could also play a part …

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04:30
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is best expansion solution...

I’m dying to get my hands on the OWC DEC expansion product for the 2016 MacBook Pro. I expect it will be pricey, as it’s expected to sport 4TB of additional Flash/SSD storage, an SD card slot, USB 3 Type A ports for standard USB devices, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3 Type A ports for standard USB devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and more. Those who can’t afford it might consider the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock.

Though it ain’t cheap either -- it will cost you about $300- the Thunderbolt 3 Dock significantly expands the connectivity options of the Mac laptop as it sports 13 ports: An SD Card Reader, five USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, S/PDIF, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, miniDisplayPort, audio in/out, and Dual Thunderbolt 3...

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04:10
Clash Royale has a million bucks up for grabs—and...

Clash Royale might be compact enough to fit on your iPhone, but the game’s competitive ambitions are anything but small. Just last week, Supercell—the maker of both Clash Royale and predecessor Clash of Clans—announced the Crown Championship, a massive tournament that spans several months and will award more than $1,000,000 in prizes along the way.

It’s an enormous leap in both scale and payout from previous Clash Royale tournaments we’ve seen, and it shows that Supercell is serious about trying to establish the game as an eSports sensation. That’s a lot of money for any competitive game, but especially so in the world of mobile exclusives, in which Vainglory is really the...

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04:07
UBS says low chance of Apple buying Netflix, Tesla...

When a company has a market cap of around $800B and is sitting on cash reserves of more than $250B, it’s not surprising that we hear continual speculation about some kind of mega acquisition. In Apple’s case, the three usual suspects are Netfix, Tesla and Disney – the latter most recently pitched by RBC last month, the former just last week by Citigroup.

Each has an obvious logic, as UBS acknowledges, but the bank believes that a ‘surprising’ mega-...

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04:00
How to create new calendars in macOS Sierra

The Calendar app in macOS Sierra includes maps, weather, and travel time to make setting up and sharing your events easy. It’s also easy to create a new calendar.

By default, macOS includes two calendars in the Calendar app – Work and Home. Ifyou want to create a new calendar, choose New Calendar from the File menu. Type a name for your calendar in the text field. For example, I play in some sports leagues, so I set up one for Sports. You can see and control how your calendars appear by clicking the Calendars button.

To change the color or name of a calendar, select it from the calendars list, then choose Edit > Get Info. To remove a calendar and all of its events, right-click or Control-click the calendar's name,  then select Delete from the shortcut menu that appears.

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

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 9, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

ProtectStar has released Data Shredder for iOS 2017. It’s a data shredding solution for iOS devices. By simply connecting an Phone, iPad, iPod touch or even AppleTV device to any Mac or Windows computer and running Data Shredder for iOS, you can erase and wipe all used space on the device.

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder's data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on...

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Monday May 8

21:18
Deals: 9.7" 4G LTE iPad Pro for $529 ($200 off...




For 24 hours only, shoppers can save $200 instantly on Apple's 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular capability, plus no tax outside NY and NJ. Apple's upgraded 2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare is also $150 off with coupon, while the high-end 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro is $100 off.

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18:46
What feature is a ‘must have’ for you to use Apple’s...

Reports related to Apple’s Siri Speaker have been gaining momentum over recent weeks, with some suggesting the possibility of the device even being shown off at WWDC next month. Earlier today, we outlined some of the potential features that the Siri Speaker could offer, and now we’re curious: What feature is a ‘must have’ in order for you to use Apple’s Siri Speaker?

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18:05
(Un)wired for Sound: Using Sonos speakers as a whole...




The promise of Sonos's Wi-Fi speakers is a truly connected home audio system, integrated with devices like iPhones and iPads, as well as online streaming services like Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify. To test how well the platform works for Apple users, we outfitted an apartment with Sonos's three main speakers -- the Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5 -- as well as some of its home theater equipment, the Playbar and Sub.

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17:56
Amazon could unveil touch screen Echo device on...




Looking to stay ahead of competitors in the smart home appliance game, online retail giant Amazon is expected to announce a new touch-screen version of its popular voice-first Echo device as early as Tuesday, a report said.

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17:19
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16:58
Apple execs Angela Ahrendts and Bruce Sewell each...




Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, last week sold off 75,000 shares of Apple stock to net $11.1 million, while general counsel Bruce Sewell shed 67,500 shares to gain over $10 million.

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15:08
Amazon will reportedly unveil new high-end...

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will unveil its new high-end Echo device with a touchscreen as early as tomorrow. While we saw the first images of the new device leak last week, this is the first we’ve heard regarding a release date…

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14:48
AWT News Update: May 8, 2017

Microsoft Invoke

Microsoft's Smart Speaker

It's Monday, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. At least you have another episode of the AWT News Update to listen to!

  • AAPL closes at $153.00 per share, with a record market cap of $811 billion
  • Microsoft announces a Cortana-based "smart speaker" to compete with Amazon and Google products, as well as Apple's rumored device
  • Apple will present plans tonight in Washington D.C. regarding its planned renovation of the historic Carnegie Library into a retail outlet 
  • The cost to break into the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone 5c? $900,000

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for May 8th, 2017.

And the hits just keep coming. Apple closed at another new high today on the stock market, with a nice even share price of exactly $153.00, up $4.04 from Friday’s close and allowing the company to attain a...

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13:50
Mac users installing popular DVD ripper get nasty...

(credit: Patrick Wardle)

Hackers compromised a download server for a popular media-encoding software named HandBrake and used it to push stealthy malware that stole victims' password keychains, password vaults, and possibly the master credentials that decrypted them, security researchers said Monday.

Over a four-day period ending Saturday, a download mirror located at download.handbrake.fr delivered a version of the DVD ripping and video conversion software that contained a backdoor known as Proton, HandBrake developers warned over the weekend. At the time that the malware was being distributed to unsuspecting Mac users, none of the 55 most widely used antivirus services detected it. That's according...

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13:17
Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices [...

Jamf Now is an on-demand mobile device management solution for the iPads, iPhones and Macs in your workplace. We make device management simple and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users; no IT required. Manage your first three devices for free and add more for just $2 per device per month. Get started for free today!

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:11
Instagram now lets you post photos from its mobile...

Instagram has updated its mobile site with the ability to post photos without using the app, TechCrunch reports. While the move is intended to make sharing to Instagram easier in markets with slow network speeds by eliminating the need to download the Instagram app, the new feature also extends to the web version of Instagram on the iPad…

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13:02
T-Mobile cuts off free 200MB data plans for new 4G...




As of this week, 4G iPad buyers will no longer be able to claim a free 200-megabyte data plan with T-Mobile U.S., the carrier has announced.

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12:39
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8...

Notable software releases this week include OmniFocus 2.9.1 and OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.3.

 

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12:38
ExtraBITS for 8 May 2017

We have just two ExtraBITS for you this week: the popular DVD-ripping app HandBrake was temporarily infected with malware, and Apple has launched an extended repair program for the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard.

 

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12:24
Apple may buy 30K square feet in downtown Reno to...




Apple is looking to build a 30,000 square-foot building in downtown Reno, Nev. that would handle purchasing and receiving for a new data center located at the Reno Technology Park, news stations said over the weekend.

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12:10
T-Mobile kills off its ‘free data for life’ iPad...

Waaaay back in 2013, T-Mobile started offering cellular iPads for the first time with a special ‘free data for life’ promotion that included 200MB/month. Now it appears that free data for life is dying, at least for new T-Mobile iPad customers…

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11:45
Workflow 1.7.4 update restores some Google-related...




Apple's first update to the Workflow app after the initial renovation in March restores integration with Google Chrome and Pocket -- but others including Google Street View remain absent.

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11:42
AAPL market cap reaches record $800 billion as...

Apple’s market cap has reached a new record high of over $800 billion, with shares of AAPL hitting a high of 153.70 during trading today.

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11:34
DealBITS Drawing: Win a Pass to the iBooks Author...

Apple’s free iBooks Author app makes it easy for authors and educators to create media-rich ebooks, but if you want to go to the next level, the two-day iBooks Author Conference offers numerous sessions and panels about iBooks Author and ebook publishing. Enter to win a free $599.99 pass in this week’s DealBITS drawing!

 

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11:27
3 days left to enter our AmpliFi HD Mesh Router...

On May 4, we gave you an opportunity to "Join The Dark Side" with a giveaway of an Amplifier HD Mesh Router Black. This is a special edition of the highly-rated mesh router, which has gone from the traditional gleaming white rounded cube to a menacing flat black model. Well, you have only 3 days left to enter the giveaway, so here's another chance to make an entry. 

This is the same AmpliFi HD Mesh Router setup that our very own Dennis Sellers said was "another excellent candidate for an Apple router replacement." But it has one special difference -- it's black instead of the usual white case. 

Using advanced 802.11ac Wi-Fi, multiple self-configuring radios, and...

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11:10
Apple's market cap soars past $800 billion as...




Investors have largely moved past Apple's latest results and are focused on an anticipated iPhone redesign, as the company's stock continues to achieve new milestones, crossing the $800 billion market capitalization threshold on Monday.

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10:52
External Link: HandBrake App Infected with Malware

Developers of the HandBrake DVD-ripping app have issued a warning that attackers inserted malware into copies of the app on one of its download mirror servers. They have shut that server down, but if you downloaded HandBrake between 14:30 UTC 2 May 2017 and 11:00 UTC 6 May 2017, you may have been infected. The HandBrake forum post provides more details on how to see if your Mac is infected and how to remove the infected files if so. If HandBrake’s developers had digitally signed the app, this never would have happened. Apple has also updated XProtect to protect against future downloads of files infected with Trojan OSX.Proton.B.

 

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10:45
Workflow 1.7.4 update restores missing features,...

Workflow has been updated to version 1.7.4, re-introducing features that were removed when Apple acquired the software, as well as adding new Apple Music actions. For example, it restores the Google Chrome and Pocket actions.

You can add music to your Up Next queue with the Add Music to Up Next and Clear Up Next actions. Get Distance now supports getting the distance from a specified location. The order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved. There are also other bug fixes and minor additions.

In March Apple acquired Workflow, an iOS tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. Workflow won an Apple Design Award in 2015. The app has been sold at the Apple App Store for $2.99; however, Apple is offering it for free.

Workflow allows you to automate items on your iPhone or iPad by connecting apps and actions. You can create...

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10:34
Apple’s Workflow for iOS restores Chrome actions,...

Workflow, the automation app recently acquired by Apple, has just released a new update with bug fixes and the return of Google Chrome and Pocket functionality. The actions which were originally pulled after the Apple acquisition, were added alongside the introduction of two new Apple Music features.

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10:28
The Massive Unintended Consequences of Self-Driving...


Car residual prices are collapsing, based on an alert that crossed my desk last week, and it struck me that we haven't considered much the secondary impacts of having self-driving cars, and the changes that will result from turning automobiles into four-wheeled elevators. Many industry players are treating self-driving cars much like cruise control: a nice-to-have option that will make driving much easier and safer. There are a lot of industries that will be impacted by this, though, both positively and negatively.

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10:18
Sen. Feinstein claims FBI paid $900K to crack San...




The FBI paid approximately $900,000 to a third party to help break into the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

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10:06
Siri Speaker Wishlist: hi-fi audio, multi-user...

As someone who enjoys testing new gadgets, I’ve been very tempted at times to purchase and try both the Amazon Echo and Google Home voice assistant speakers. Rumors of an Apple version have convinced me to hold off, however, and it’s possible once again that we may soon see Apple’s take on the category.

Amazon Echo and Google Home both offer features that I’d like, but there are things I do with Siri on my...

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09:51
Apple may buy half a city block in Reno, Nevada

Apple could purchase half of a city block in downtown Reno, Nevada for a 30,000 square-foot facility, according to MyNews 4. The Reno City Council has listed an agenda item for its Wednesday meeting to allow Apple to buy property at 6th Street and Evans Avenue.

Apple would build a purchasing and receiving facility on the property, according to the city, partly in junction with a planned data center at the Reno Technology Park, adds MyNews 4. The agreement would have Apple getting sales tax reimbursements through Urban Development for the cost of buying and adding to projects in the city's Téssera district.

This would be the tech giant’s second major project in the city. In early 2016, Apple filed permit with Washoe County to build a new cluster of facilities adjacent to its original “Project Mills” site in Reno, Nevada, that’s dubbed “Project Huckleberry.” It...

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09:35
Celebrate Mother's Day with an Apple Watch...

This Friday, a new Activity Challenge will show up in the Activity app on the iPhone for Apple Watch owners in the US. What's it for? Mother's Day, which is Sunday, May 14. Those who earn the special award get a very nice achievement medal and iMessage sticker (shown in the image above). 

All it takes to gain the award is to complete a one-mile workout on Sunday, May 14. It doesn't matter if it's a walk, a run or even a wheelchair workout, but you do need to achieve one mile in distance in one workout session. 

Record the workout in the Workout app on Apple Watch or any third-party app that integrates with the Apple Health app, and you'll get the special medal and sticker!

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09:31
Apple will fix busted iPad Pro Smart Keyboards for...

Enlarge / The iPad Pro Smart Keyboard. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple's Smart Keyboards are a key selling point for both the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pros, an official first-party accessory that helps to differentiate them from the cheaper tablets in the lineup. If you bought one, good news: Apple will now repair most problems with both sizes of Smart Keyboard for up to three years from the date of their release.

According to a memo obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple Stores and authorized service providers are being directed to service Smart...

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch...

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09:25
Apple plans half city-block purchase for new...

Reno City Council is set to discuss Apple potentially purchasing a half-city block of land for a new facility, according to KRNV. If accepted, this would follow Apple’s decisions in building out a $50 million data center in Reno.

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09:05
Apple nears $800 billion valuation

Apple’s stock is currently trading above the $150 mark for the first time ever, after factoring in a 7-for-1 split in 2014, giving the company a record-high market cap of nearly $790 billion. That means Apple is just over $200 billion away from becoming the world’s first trillion dollar company.

It’s mind boggling to think of that much money.

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08:48
Diary of an ex-Apple intern

Michael Grothaus, writing for Fast Company:

Competition for internships is intense, particularly at hot companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, and others. So how do you get an internship at these coveted companies? I spoke to Maxime Britto, who is now a software engineer and the founder of Purple Giraffe, a French online school for mobile developers. But before he founded Purple Giraffe, he got his start at Apple working as an intern. In his own words, here’s how he did it and what the experience was like.

Fascinating read, short but on point.

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08:47
Apple tops $800 billion market cap

Apple $800B

Share price over $150

This morning, shares of Apple stock hit $150 per share for the first time. AAPL also hit a record in terms of market capitalization, breaking $800 billion in value.

This could put Apple on track to become the world's first trillion-dollar company. What would it take? A price per share of $191.79. Of course, there are many obstacles that the company needs to overcome to reach that figure:

  • Continued robust sales of iPhones in all markets, including China
  • Breaking into the smartphone market in India
  • Determining how to counteract the slide in iPad sales
  • Continuing the growth in Mac sales
  • Producing a series of new, compelling products to capture the public's interest
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08:41
Microsoft & Harman Kardon take aim at Apple,...




Microsoft and Harman Kardon on Monday officially revealed the Invoke, a device that will take on the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple's rumored Siri-based device in the smartspeaker market.

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08:37
Apple named world’s largest wearables vendor

MacRumors:

Apple became the world’s largest wearables vendor in the first quarter of 2017 with an estimated 3.5 million Apple Watch shipments, according to new research data shared this afternoon by Strategy Analytics.

Apple Watch shipments overtook Fitbit shipments during Q1 2017, allowing Apple to capture 15.9 percent global marketshare to become the top wearables vendor.

Crushing it.

If you want to dig through the data, here’s a link to the original Strategy Analytics report.

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08:34
John Oliver sounds the warning siren on net...

Yeah, he’s done it before but the issue has raised its ugly head once again.

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08:33
Apple offers first peek at plans to convert D.C.’s...

Click the link, take a look at the picture. Imagine this as an Apple Store. That’ll be an amazing store to visit.

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08:32
HandBrake for Mac warning: Server breach may expose...

Beware of Malware

HandBrake for Mac compromised 

The popular open source video transcoder HandBrake is a favorite for Mac users who use it to rip DVDs for use on iPhones or Macs, but if you've downloaded it since May 2nd, the app may have installed malware on your computer.

The download.handbrake.fr mirror server was hacked, and files from that server that were downloaded between May 2 - 6 were compromised. The app was replaced with a trojan version that installed malware called OSX/Proton.A. This malware opens an infected system to such things as keystroke logging, file uploads and downloads without the knowledge of the user, taking screenshots or photos from webcams, and even SSH and VNC connectivity. If you guessed that the malware came from Russia, you're right - this malware is a variant of the Proton trojan that was being sold on Russian cybercrime forums for $50,000...

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08:16
Trojan malware infests official HandBrake for Mac...

Hackers compromised a download server for HandBrake, a popular open-source program for converting video files, and used it to distribute a macOS version of the application that contained malware.

The HandBrake development team posted a security warning on the project’s website and support forum on Saturday, alerting Mac users who downloaded and installed the program from May 2 to May 6 to check their computers for malware.

The attackers compromised only a download mirror hosted under download.handbrake.fr, with the primary download server remaining unaffected. Because of this, users who downloaded HandBrake-1.0.7.dmg during the period in question have a 50/50 chance of having received a malicious version of the file, the HandBreak team said.

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08:05
New Apple Watch Activity Challenge discovered ahead...

Apple will run its next special Activity Challenge for Apple Watch owners on Mother’s Day, which takes place on Sunday, May 14. Like with Earth Day or New Years, Watch users will be able to earn a special achievement medal and iMessage sticker (shown above).

The challenge won’t be visible in the Activity app on the iPhone until Friday, although we have found backend references to it in the iOS code. Here’s what you will have to do if you want to earn the reward …

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08:02
Apple reveals plans for future Washington D.C....




Apple's plans to restore Washington D.C.'s Carnegie Library into a massive retail presence are moving forward, with the company presenting its plan to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission Monday evening.

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08:00
Opinion: HomeKit is great fun for techies but not...

As regular readers may recall, I’m a long-time user of home automation technology who made the decision to go all-in on HomeKit in the new year. I only waited that long because it takes a bit of time to get UK-compatible versions of quite a lot of devices.

I’ve been documenting the process in my Smart Home Diary series. For me, as a gadget lover, it’s been a no-brainer.

But even for a techie, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. There have been some irritations, and there is definite...

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07:54
Apple offers extended three year repair program for...

Apple has launched a new extended repair program for its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, allowing customers experiencing certain issues with the product to receive repairs or replacements from Apple for three years after the device is purchased. Apple informed its retail staff and authorized service providers of the new policy in an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac (pictured below).

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07:53
External Link: Apple Launches Repair Program for the...

Apple has created an extended repair program for the iPad Pro Smart Keyboards due to “functional issues” that include sticking and repeating keys, sensor issues, problems with the magnetic connector, connection issues, and unresponsive keys. The program covers Smart Keyboards for both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models and extends the warranty by an additional two years, for a total of three years. If you paid for a replacement for a Smart Keyboard that’s eligible for the new program, Apple will give you a refund — contact an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider if Apple doesn’t get in touch with you first.

 

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07:39
HandBrake for Mac developers warn of potential...




Mac users of HandBrake who downloaded the open source video transcoder since May 2 could have put their data at risk, after developers warned one of the mirror servers used to distribute the software had been hacked.

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07:33
Apple offers free iPad Pro Smart Keyboard repairs in...




In light of several technical problems the accessory is having, Apple is reportedly offering a free, three-year repair program for the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard.

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07:30
Fender's Tone app replaces all your guitar...

The worst thing about being in a rock band is waiting for the guitarist to set up and adjust—and re-adjust, and then re-re-adjust—his interminable collection of effects boxes and pedals. But now perhaps the biggest names in guitars has an app to fix all that. The Fender Tone app for iOS and Android manages thousands of pre-set guitar effects, and delivers them via Bluetooth or WiFi to Fender’s new line of Mustang GT guitar amps.

I saw the Tone app and Mustang GT amps in action, and definitely want this set-up. No, not for me. For the guitarist I jam with. The guy who wastes 45 minutes troubleshooting his stomp box array while everyone else waits.

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07:00
Apple launches three-year service policy for the...

Apple has launched a new three-year service policy for the Smart Keyboard for both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers last week, as noticed by MacRumors

Some may experience "functional issues" during use, such as the Smart Connector not working or certain keys sticking, repeating, or not responding, Apple says it will service any qualifying Smart Keyboard free of charge within three years of the date it was originally purchased.

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07:00
Build and battle deadly machines in C.A.T.S.: Crash...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

Cats are often cuddly and adorable, but C.A.T.S.—that is, Crash Arena Test Stars—is destructive and intense. And yet it still stars cute, cartoonish felines.

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06:22
Report: Google is beating Amazon, Apple, and...

It's time for Apple to renew its efforts in the education market: EdWeek Market Brief today released an exclusive report that takes stock of educator perceptions of four giants in the technology world, and how they stack up against each other and versus four major education-focused companies. The report—Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft: How 4 Tech Titans Are Reshaping the Ed-Tech Landscape—finds that Google consistently earns top marks from K-12 teachers and administrators asked to rate the companies’ devices, productivity tools, and ability to improve student achievement.

Across nearly every category, the nationally-representative survey of 1,000 K-12 teachers and district administrators identifies Google as the clear winner. Google beat out fellow tech titans Apple, Amazon and Microsoft and also eclipsed four large education industry players examined in the study, Houghton-Mifflin...

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06:22
Warren Buffett deflects concerns about iPhone price...




Investor and Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett once more came out in favor of Apple in a Monday TV interview, explaining why Berkshire bought Apple stock, and amping up the iPhone despite a sales decline in the March quarter.

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06:13
Smart speaker market to boom, so bring on that Siri-...

The rumor mill says that Apple is working on a Siri-based competitor to the Amazon Echo “smart speaker,” which could debut at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference. If so, the company could have perfect timing. 

According to Parks Associates, the market for smart speakers with voice assistants will grow 60% from 2016 to 2017. The research firm also estimates that in 2020, annual sales in this product category will exceed 50 million units.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks an Apple device will sport one woofer and seven tweeters for rich sound and will be powered by a custom ARM processor equal in power to at least the A8 CPU on the iPhone 6 or newer. With these features, Kuo anticipates that Apple will sell the Siri speaker system at a...

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06:01
Rumor: next gen iPhone to be introduced in September...

Apple will unveil its next generation iPhone — probably to be dubbed the “iPhone 8” in September with it going on sale in October, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News — as noted by MacRumors. Which, by the way, is what the Sellers Research Firm (that’s me) has been predicting.

Here’s a round-up of the iPhone 8 rumors (although there may been so many I could have missed a few):

  • Touch ID will be embedded in the OLED display.
  • It will sport an A11 CPU and removable SIM.
  • The battery will be bigger.
  • There will be a 5.8-inch version.
  • The screen will be curved — unless it isn’t.
  • There will be facial...
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06:00
Lowe's smart home system can call 911 for you

If you own a smart home system, here's the worst case scenario: You're away, something has genuinely gone wrong and you need to contact the emergency services. That involves a frantic phone call and some worrying about how swiftly your phone's notifi...

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05:48
Apple reveals plans for D.C.’s Carnegie Library...

It was in September of last year that we first heard that Apple was in talks to open an Apple Store in Washington D.C.’s famous Carnegie Library, with more details emerging later in the year. The company has now revealed more of its plans as it prepares for a presentation this evening …

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05:30
Supply chain preps for Apple's Oct. launch of...




The latest supply chain reports out of China are refuting previous observations that the "iPhone 8" would be delayed, and are claiming that manufacturers of previous low-yield products have resolved production problems.

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Apple has Certified Refurbished 2016 15″ and 13″ MacBook Pros available for $230 to $420 off original MSRP. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 15″ 2.6GHz... Read more
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Overstock.com has 13″ MacBook Airs on sale for up to $130 off MSRP including free shipping: - 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (sku MMGF2LL/A): $869.99 $130 off MSRP - 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air (sku... Read more
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Adorama has the 2.8GHz Mac mini available for $973, $16 off MSRP, including a free copy of Apple’s 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges sales tax in NY & NJ... Read more

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