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13:58
Use a Terminal command to stop your Mac from sleeping

TekRevue:

We generally want our Macs to sleep when not in use: saving battery life, reducing energy usage, and increasing the longevity of our Mac’s components. But sometimes we intentionally don’t want our Macs to sleep, such as when preparing to give a Keynote presentation or when you’re letting a colleague or family member use your Mac.

In these instances, you could go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and use the slider to tell your Mac to “never” sleep. But this isn’t ideal, as it both involves a few extra steps and you may forget to set it back when you’re done.

Instead, there’s a built-in terminal command that can temporarily keep your Mac awake and prevent all sleep settings. This command is appropriately called caffeinate.

This is a really clever little hack. I give presentations on my Macbook Pro all the time and I’m constantly swiping the trackpad to prevent the machine from going to sleep (even when I don’t have to). You need to...

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13:53
Netflix wants another 'Gilmore Girls'...

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino already knew what the last four words of the show would be when it started shooting in 2000. Sixteen years later, those lines were finally delivered last year in Netflix's mini-series revival Gilmore Girls:...

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13:52
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6...

Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.7, RapidWeaver 7.3, EagleFiler 1.7.4, iFinance 4.2, and SpamSieve 2.9.28.

 

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13:52
ExtraBITS for 6 March 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is losing ground to Google in the classroom, YouTube TV plans to challenge pay TV providers, and Apple has a solution to its expiring provisioning profile problem.

 

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13:49
∞ Tour a vintage camera fair

I love old cameras and have a small collection of them. I never shot on film so I am completely unfamiliar with any of the cameras shown but the styling and design of these vintage cameras is fantastic. If you are a camera gear lover, this is a place you have to visit. Watching the video, I learned that, in Japan “Mint Condition” means they’ve never been used. So you could get some incredible cameras at this fair.

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13:32
Verizon offers pre-paid FiOS service plans

Verizon announced on Monday that it is making its FiOS fiber-optic data, voice and television package available as a pre-paid service. That means you won't need to submit to a credit check, pay a deposit fee or even leave a credit card number to get...

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13:31
Steve Jobs’s first reaction to the Genius Bar: ‘That...

The mythology of Steve Jobs means that many people think that everything he touched was gold and that he could do no wrong. Even Jobs didn’t believe that and said often that he got great ideas from others. This is one example.

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13:25
macOS hidden treasures: dominate the dock

The macOS Dock seems pretty simple but there’s a lot of under the hood power in it. This is a good description of all the things you can do with it.

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13:11
How film projection got so complicated — and how it...

The process and history of how and why movies look the way they do today is fascinating.

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13:10
The tech that makes MMO development easy for indies

SpatialOS is the technical foundation that makes massive, persistent, online world-building possible, even for small video game studios. Think of large, mainstream games like Destiny or Elder Scrolls Online: These are huge universes that support thou...

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13:02
How to play Mac games with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con...




If you're among the first to buy the new Nintendo Switch game console, there's an added benefit you can easily take advantage of: The system's wireless controllers are fully supported by Apple's macOS.

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12:57
Adobe updates Lightroom pro photo apps for iOS with...




Adobe on Monday released updates to the iPhone and iPad versions of Lightroom, making various enhancements including the addition of "Authentic HDR," a new shooting mode.

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12:55
Daylite: Business Productivity App for Teams on Mac...

Still digging through emails and passing around spreadsheets & notes? There’s a better way to manage leads & projects – with Daylite.

Daylite streamlines your lead management & project management process so you can win more business & get more done.

Integrate directly with Apple Mail to organize emails for clients, projects, and sales opportunities. Track your sales pipeline and set reminders when to follow up. Share projects, schedules, and tasks with others on your team – from your Mac or iPhone/iPad.

Whether you’re a sales team, real estate firm, or lawyer, Daylite can help you win more business and get more done.

Try Daylite free for 30 days!

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12:50
Back by popular demand: The Complete iOS 10...

One of our most popular deals last fall was for The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course. This course by Rob Percival provides 217 lessons that let you master iOS 10 and Swift 3 in no time at all. The course in usually priced at $199.00, but during our deals, you get the whole kit and caboodle for just $25! We're happy to let Apple World Today readers know that The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course is back for a limited time.

Whether you're new to iOS 10 and Swift 3 or an old hand at coding who just needs a refresher, the course covers just about everything:

  • Access 217 lectures & 30 hours of content 24/7
  • Dive into SiriKit, Messages & Maps in iOS 10
  • Explore apps, home screen widgets, HomeKit & more...
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12:48
Public Access' time is done, but a better...

It's been just shy of two years since we unveiled Public Access, our grand experiment in community contribution. In that time, we've seen some excellent stories published on the platform by you, and we are grateful for those efforts. Today, however,...

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12:36
Apple to start taking WWDC scholarship applications...

Apple will start taking scholarship applications for the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC) on March 27. 

To be eligible for a WWDC Scholarship, applicants must be registered with the program either with a free or paid membership, be 13 years of age or older, and must be actively involved in schooling or be STEM organization alumni. Applicants must provide Apple with proof of enrollment in an educational institution.

Applicants must also create a visually interactive scene in a Swift playground that can be experienced within three minutes. They can use Swift Playgrounds on an iPad or Xcode on a Mac. Templates are available in Swift Playgrounds for a head start on more advanced creations.

Applicants must also describe their Swift playground, telling about the features and technologies in 500 words or less. Finally, they must also tell how they’ve considered sharing their...

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12:26
Nintendo Switch controllers can steer games on your...

Ever since gamers discovered that the Nintendo Switch's Pro Controller works with computers, there's been a lingering question: what about the Joy-Cons you get with the system itself? Yes, thankfully. Both Nintendo Actu and Sam Williams have verifi...

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12:15
Apple will begin accepting WWDC scholarship...

WWDC Scholarships reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC17 ticket and lodging free of charge.

Instructions for submitting your application are on Apple’s Web site.

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12:04
Twitter suspends ex-KKK leader David Duke... then...

David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan and vocal white supremacist, was suspended from Twitter this morning. And then the social network restored his account, albeit with a reset follower count. Twitter hasn't commented on the initial decisi...

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11:58
Apple will accept applications for WWDC 2017...




Apple has revealed the process to garner a scholarship to the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference, and is requiring applicants to create a short scene in Swift Playgrouns to attract the interest of the judges.

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11:40
Apple details new WWDC 2017 scholarship rules and...

Attending Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is quite expensive when you factor in the $1599 ticket on top of travel and hotel expenses. Apple’s WWDC Scholarships program makes it possible for students and new developers to apply for a chance to attend the conference with most expenses covered. This year WWDC is moving from San Francisco to San Jose, and the WWDC Scholarships program has a new application process as well.

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11:38
Jay Z launches a venture capital firm to back...

Jay Z was rumored to be launching a venture capital firm, and it looks like the scuttlebutt was true. His company Roc Nation has formed Arrive, a VC "platform" that will help younger startups build their brands and businesses. Roc is betting that its...

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11:24
Apple may be considering a stake in Toshiba’s memory...

Toshiba is spinning-off its core memory chip business and seeking outside investors in it. Potential suitors purportedly include Apple, Foxconn, TSMC, Microsoft, Western Digital, Micron, and SK Hynix.

Apple could have the edge to win the business, which would allow it to lock in memory technology for its iPhone and other products, Chris DeMuth Jr. writes for Seeking Alpha. Micron and SK Hynix face antitrust issues while Foxconn faces national security issues. The seller values the business at $17-18 billion. Bids are due March 29. Toshiba shareholders meet March 30 and the spin is scheduled for April 1.

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11:22
Markhor planning line of MacBook, iMac products

Markhor, a men’s shoe and accessory brand focused on old form craftsmanship, is currently running aKickstarter compaign for a line of sleeves and desk pads for MacBooks and iMacs.

“We have 4+ years of experience making leather products. Some of the techniques used to make these are as old as 1800 years. The craftsmanship is our bread and butter,” Imran Haider of Markhor tells Apple World Today. “Our craftsman has procured every little material by hand including the thread and needles. Everything is hand stitched to the finest detail. And we are making them one piece at a time.”

The company plans MacBook Sleeves (in tan, black, ad white), an iMac Desk Pad (in black, brown, and grey), a MacBook Foldable Pad (in black and brown), and an “extra large” Mouse Pad. They’re handcrafted in the old city of Lahore, Pakistan. Prices haven’t been announced.

Markhor originated when its founders Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali...

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11:19
Yahoo launches ‘Captain’ text message bot to help...

In the midst of an acquisition by Verizon and news of yet another data breach, Yahoo today introduced a new product called “Captain,” a bot assistant that aims to help you manage to-do lists and reminders with a text messaged-based AI.

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11:15
Facebook now flags fake news

After taking heat for months in the run up to the presidential elections, Facebook has been cracking down on fake news spreading through its social network. The company recently began using third-party fact-checkers and gave its users the ability to...

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11:14
IBM's Quantum Leap Could Redefine 'Magic...


No, I'm not talking about that Quantum Leap. IBM just made a really interesting announcement in that it is enhancing its online quantum computer systems with a new API and improving its simulator so it can handle 20 qubits. While listening to the prebriefing was a bit like pretending I was Penny trying to understand Sheldon Cooper on Big Bang Theory, I think this move does showcase yet another huge approaching computing wave that could eclipse the one we currently are trying desperately, but largely failing, to ride.

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11:05
Ex-Apple Store chief talks Steve Jobs, Genius Bar...

In a new interview with Recodeformer Apple Store chief Ron Johnson sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about his corporate retail experiences, Steve Jobs, and his ‘idiotic’ Genius Bar idea.

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10:44
Russian hackers are extorting American left-wing...

Russian hackers aren't done trying to influence American politics just because the presidential election is over, if you believe Bloomberg's sources. The news outlet understands that the FBI is investigating "at least a dozen" incidents where Russia...

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10:38
Steve Jobs initially blasted Genius Bars at Apple...




Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was originally resistant to the idea of the Genius Bar, now a signature feature of every Apple store, former retail head Ron Johnson said in a recent podcast.

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10:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Power Sale from $13,...

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10:22
Blue Origin's latest rocket engine is finally...

After six years of development, the first of Blue Origin's new BE-4 rocket engines has finally been fully assembled. The company's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, debuted the images via a series of tweets.

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10:21
Comment: Sleep tracking with Apple Watch is still an...

A common Apple Watch question people ask me is when will Apple add built-in sleep tracking capabilities. My answer is always ‘soon I hope’, and watchOS 4 seems like the next opportunity to introduce it. But there are already third-party apps that let you try it now. The problem for me is finding the right time to recharge my Apple Watch when I wear it overnight.

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10:11
Fitbit intros iPhone-connected Alta HR, plans sleep...




Fitbit on Monday revealed the Alta HR, an upgrade of its more fashion-oriented fitness tracker, plus plans to update the software on two of its other devices with better sleep tracking.

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10:07
Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with authentic HDR...

I don’t use Adobe Lightroom for iOS often (I prefer to edit on my iMac) but I have used it to demo the power of the app and the iPad to others. There’s a lot of capability in the free app and, when coupled with a Creative Cloud subscription, it becomes a surprisingly full-featured iOS editing app.

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10:06
My favorite guitar pick

The guitar, strings, amp, and even the picks all have a part to play in how comfortable you feel playing guitar. I’ve used these picks for over a decade now. They are strong enough to do pinch harmonics and I can get a good grip on them. I bet I have hundreds of them in my guitar room.

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10:00
Trump's new immigration ban restricts residents...

President Donald Trump has signed another executive order limiting immigration to the US, this time temporarily banning citizens from six predominantly Muslim nations. The biggest difference between this order and the one issued in late January are t...

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10:00
The Travel Series: Keeping your devices safe and...

Apple World Today editor Steve Sande is back from his recent vacation, but he’ll be providing readers with a few more helpful tips that can help them use their tech gear confidently and safely anywhere.

The previous posts in this series include:

How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

Backing Up Data When You're Away From Home or Office

Voice and Data Around The World

Packing Your Tech

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09:41
Parking ticket chat bot now helps refugees claim...

Joshua Browder's chat bot lawyer, DoNotPay, is clearly multi-talented -- after getting people out of parking fines, it's now helping refugees find a home in a new country. Browder has adapted the AI to offer aid to asylum seekers in the US and Canada...

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09:19
Google Home spouts fake news in response to questions

Google is once again showing the benefits of human curation when it comes to fake news. Several sources have noticed that Google Home is reading back very bad information in response to questions like "is Obama planning a coup?" Citing the very dubio...

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09:12
Logitech sees growth opportunity, seeks to build...




Long-time accessory maker is looking to widen its involvement into the home automation and "internet of things" marketplaces, rather than throwing in as a development partner solely with Apple, Amazon, or Google.

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09:00
Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with authentic HDR...

Adobe has released a new version of Photoshop Lightroom for iOS that includes more powerful tools for shooting on the iPhone. Authentic HDR is a new mode that rivals competing high-dynamic-range methods. Version 2.7 also includes exporting raw images and a new widget for 3D Touch and the Today view in Notification Center.

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09:00
Adobe Lightroom mobile now captures RAW images in...

If you enjoy capturing high dynamic range (HDR) images with your phone, Adobe just added a new feature to Lightroom mobile that might come in handy. Starting today on both Android and iOS versions of the app, you can capture those HDR scenes as RAW f...

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08:36
Smart meters might not be so smart

A study from the University of Twente and Amsterdam's University of Applied Sciences believes that smart meters need extra schooling. Researchers have published a report claiming that the meters are greatly exaggerating the amount of energy that's be...

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08:22
Amazon begins selling iPhone 6 with 32GB storage in...




A version of the iPhone 6 that includes 32 gigabytes of storage has resurfaced in another country, with Amazon exclusively selling the smartphone in India from Monday, following similar sales in China and Taiwan offering the device with the new storage capacity.

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08:20
Exploit that Caused iPhones To Repeatedly Dial 911...

Ben Lovejoy, writing for 9to5Mac: We reported back in October on an iOS exploit that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 without user intervention. It was said then that the volume of calls meant one 911 center was in 'immediate danger' of losing service, while two other centers had been at risk -- but a full investigation has now concluded that the incident was much more serious than it appeared at the time. It was initially thought that a few hundred calls were generated in a short time, but investigators now believe that one tweeted link that activated the exploit was clicked on 117,502 times, each click triggering a 911 call. The WSJ reports that law-enforcement officials and 911 experts fear that a targeted attack using the same technique could prove devastating. Of the 6,500 911 call centers nationwide, just 420 are believed to have implemented a cybersecurity program designed to protect them from this kind of attack.

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08:18
Nintendo's Switch controllers work with PCs,...

The Nintendo Switch may have a lot of quirks right now, but if you get tired of the console, yet love the new Joy-Con or Switch Pro controller, you can use it with other devices. Several Switch fans and critics have confirmed that the controller works with Windows PCs, Macs, and Android devices.

The WiiMote was similarly able to work with PCs, as The Verge first reported, so perhaps this isn’t too surprising—though still a nice bonus. The controller pairs with Windows over Bluetooth; however, it doesn’t work right out of the box. As with other controllers, you’ll need to use a third-party utility to map the controller’s buttons to keyboard and mouse controls such as JoyToKey. On OSX,...

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08:18
Nintendo's Switch controllers work with PCs,...

The Nintendo Switch may have a lot of quirks right now, but if you get tired of the console, yet love the new Joy-Con or Switch Pro controller, you can use it with other devices. Several Switch fans and critics have confirmed that the controller works with Windows PCs, Macs, and Android devices.

The WiiMote was similarly able to work with PCs, as The Verge first reported, so perhaps this isn’t too surprising—though still a nice bonus. The controller pairs with Windows over Bluetooth; however, it doesn’t work right out of the box. As with other controllers, you’ll need to use a third-party utility to map the controller’s buttons to keyboard and mouse controls such as JoyToKey. On OSX,...

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08:16
External Link: Apple’s Grip on the Classroom Slipping

Apple has long had a foothold in education, but the New York Times reports that it’s losing ground to Chromebooks, with its mobile devices now ranking third behind Chromebooks and Windows machines. That should come as no surprise, as Chromebooks have several advantages over iPads: they’re cheap, they have keyboards, they have little local storage so there’s not much that students can mess up, and they’re backed up by services such as Google Classroom.

 

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08:15
IBM plans to build a universal quantum computer

Companies can technically buy a quantum computer right now, but it's not really the same as a general-purpose computer. Even if you don't question whether or not it is quantum computing, it really amounts to specialized hardware. However, IBM hopes...

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08:12
Concept imagines Jony Ive’s ‘single slab of glass’...

It seems pretty clear by this stage that Apple is aiming for a near-bezel-free iPhone 8, but while we’ve heard multiple reports of a fingerprint reader embedded into the display, it seems likely that there will still be some top bezel for the camera, speaker and light sensor.

However, with Jony Ive reportedly eventually aiming for the iPhone to appear like a single sheet of glass, a new concept image shows how that ambitious goal might look …

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07:54
WHO: Pollution is killing millions of children each...

The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first report on children's health and the environment, showing that the effects of pollution are felt most strongly by the very young. Of the deaths of children under five, a quarter are caused by smog...

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07:49
Samsung, Interfex reportedly rev up FPCB production...

Samsung and Interflex are beefing up production of flexible printed circuit board, or FPCB, for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, the first iPhone that will adopt an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen, according to The Korea Herald

FPCB connects chips for each parts such as display and camera. Apple is expected to adopt OLED for about 60 million units or 40% of the iPhone 8 this year and double the adoption next year with the goal to use OLED for all its new iPhones by 2019, according to The Herald

So far the only product Apple makers with an OLED is the Apple Watch. LG provides the smartwatch displays. iPhones and iPads use LCD technology, which offers lower manufacturing costs than OLED screens.

LCDs use a backlight behind the screen to emit light, and act as a valve allowing different amounts of this light to create the colors and images on the display. OLED...

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07:34
Here are the two ways 3D depth-sensing could work on...

With growing speculation that a rumored 3D sensor on the iPhone 8 will be used for augmented reality applications, a Barclays research note has described the two different ways this could work. Based on supply-chain reports, Barclays believes Apple actually intends to use a combination of the two.

The simplest way to sense 3D space is to use what the note calls Time of Flight (ToF). An emitter transmits a signal (for example, in infrared) and times how long it takes to bounce off an object in front of the iPhone and return to a sensor. From a series of timed returns, the iPhone can build up a 3D image of what is in front of it.

But there’s a second method...

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07:28
macOS Hidden Treasures: Dominate the Dock

The Dock has been a central interface element since the dawn of Mac OS X. Josh Centers dives into all the ways you can use the Dock to manage your Mac.

 

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07:19
Samsung & Interflex boost circuit board output...




Two firms, Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, are reportedly boosting their spending on production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) specifically for Apple's upcoming iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," which should be the first iPhone with an OLED screen.

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07:19
An Apple TV should be able to set up an ad hoc...

My buddy, J. Scott Anderson, picked up an Apple TV expecting that he might be able to use AirPlay with the iPad via Bluetooth. Scott was surprised to discover that AirPlay on the Apple TV only works through WiFi. 

That wouldn't be so bad if it could generate its own ad hoc network, but it doesn't. Scott solved the problem by using an Airport Express (which Apple is, reportedly, no longer developing). Isn't that an unnecessary step since both the iPad and the Apple TV have the necessary hardware to avoid this?

Yes, the problem is resolved by using the Airport Express. However, in a business setting, organizations are understandably reluctant to let strangers into their networks. Besides, you can't trust their network performance either. 

Anyway, wouldn't it be much better if Apple would allow Airplay over Bluetooth or allow the Apple TV to set up an ad hoc network?

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07:00
With Alta HR, Fitbit turns its most stylish device...

Fitbit doesn’t quit. The reigning maker of fitness-tracking bands has a new band, the ultra-slim heart rate-monitoring Alta HR, and I got a chance to put it to the test during a spin class at a Midtown Manhattan fitness studio last week. I’ve largely avoided the spin craze until now, but on this particular day I was front and center as class instructor Julianne Hough, professional dancer/singer/Fitbit spokeswoman/cardio queen, cheerfully encouraged the class to pedal along to the blaring pop soundtrack. I wasn’t paying much attention to the continuous heart rate on the Alta HR strappd to my wrist, to be honest, because I was sweating buckets. Did I mention this was my first spin class?

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06:34
Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons work as Bluetooth...

The Nintendo Switch seems to have been quite a hit, acting as both a home console when connected to a TV and a mobile console with its own LCD touchscreen while on the move. Developer Sam Williams has discovered that the Joy-Con controllers for the Switch have a potential third function: acting as Bluetooth controllers for a Mac.

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06:23
Battery tech suitable for future iPhone promises 3x...




A new battery technology has been developed by a team led by the original creator of lithium-ion battery, promising safer batteries that can hold three times as much power -- and charge in minutes, rather than hours.

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06:15
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to feature a model with a 5.8...

It looks like there’s some more collaboration as to the long-awaited OLED display on the next-gen iPhone.

A new rumor via Japanese web site Nikkei is stated that Apple will produce a 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display and two with LCD displays.

The site stated the following:

The upcoming iPhone, to be launched this fall, will come in three configurations — two with liquid crystal displays and one with a 5.8-inch organic light-emitting diode display.

5.8 inches is now the widely agreed upon screen size for Apple’s first iPhone with an OLED display, but there is likely a reasonable explanation as to why Nikkei and two other reports suggested the model would have a 5-inch display.

Recently, trusted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has gone on record that state that the next-gen iPhone, or at least one of its models, will have a 5.8-inch display, the primary area will actually be 5.15 inches, while the rest of the space will be reserved for a...

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06:00
New Apple Park 4K aerial drone footage emerges for...

With only a month or so remaining until Apple opens the doors of its upcoming headquarters, a new batch of 4K drone video has been released showing the progress being made on the site. While the center of the spaceship campus is still being filled in, other areas are starting to take shape at a rapid pace. The newly-named Steve Jobs Theatre can be seen, while work is also continuing on the underground parking facility. Furthermore, work continues on the solar panel roof, as well as the tree and gardening design of the campus.

The video offers a flyover of Apple Park and displays both the main building as well as other subsidiary buildings.

When asked how the late Steve Jobs felt about the site, this comment was offered:

“Steve was exhilarated, and inspired, by the California landscape, by its light and its expansiveness. It was his favorite setting for thought. Apple Park captures his spirit uncannily well,” said Laurene Powell Jobs. “He would have flourished...

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05:48
Supply-chain report says Apple planning to use OLED...

All reports point to Apple using an OLED display in just one of its iPhone models this year, while two other models stick to IPS LCD screens. A supply-chain report out of Korea suggests that Apple is aiming to adopt OLED across all models by 2019.

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05:30
How to manage cookies, website data in macOS Sierra’...

Websites often store cookies and other data on your Mac, including info you’ve provided, such as your name, email address, and preferences. This data helps websites identify you when you return so the site can provide services for you and show information that might be of interest to you.

By default, Safari accepts cookies and website data only from websites you visit. This helps prevent certain advertisers from storing data on your Mac. You can change options in Safari preferences so that Safari always accepts or always blocks cookies and other website data.

However, changing your cookie preferences or removing cookies and website data in Safari may change or remove them in other apps, including Dashboard. However, if you want to make the change, choose Safari > Preferences, click Privacy, then do any of the following:

Change which cookies and website data are accepted: Select a “Cookies and website data” option:

Always block: Safari doesn’t let any...

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05:23
Deals: 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB,...




Today is the last day to save $350 on Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro in Space Gray (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB, Radeon 455) with three years of AppleCare and no tax in 48 states. Or pick up a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,649 after coupon. Apple's 128GB 9.7" iPad Pros (Wi-Fi Only) are also $629.

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05:06
Exploit that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911...

We reported back in October on an iOS exploit that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 without user intervention. It was said then that the volume of calls meant one 911 center was in ‘immediate danger’ of losing service, while two other centers had been at risk – but a full investigation has now concluded that the incident was much more serious than it appeared at the time.

It was initially thought that a few hundred calls were generated in a short time, but investigators now believe that one tweeted link that activated the exploit was clicked on 117,502 times, each click triggering a 911 call. The WSJ reports that law-enforcement officials and 911 experts fear that a targeted attack using the same technique could prove devastating …

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05:00
Mac business users should check out Acclivity's...

Acclivity's Checkout Point of Sale 4, the latest version of the Mac point of sale software used by global business, sports over 45 enhanced features, a faster image processing engine, and Shopify syncing for e-commerce users. What’s more, the tight integration between Checkout and Shopify provides stores and boutiques with an end-to-end solution for selling their wares on- and off-line.

The Shopify connector puts a leading e-commerce platform with a long list of third-party plug-ins within affordable reach of Checkout users. And Shopify users who have a bricks and mortar store have the option of linking their web store with the inexpensive Mac point-of-sale app.

With the Shopify Connector, inventory items and sales invoices sync directly between Checkout and Shopify so there's no re-entry of data. Checkout supports a variety of image formats, including PDF, EPS, JPEG 2000 and GIF (even animated GIFs).

The tool’s templates have been modernized, including...

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Sunday March 5

20:38
Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.7

Adds support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro and improves support for tabbed documents on macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($79 new, free update, 225 MB)

 

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20:22
Editorial: The future of Apple's Macintosh




Thinking about the future of Apple's Macintosh becomes more realistic when grounded in facts. It's no accident that several Mac models have not been updated in many months, but it's also true that Apple faces real constraints in dramatically expanding its Mac sales. Here's a look at what's involved, and what's possible for the future of Apple's graphical mouse-based computing platform.

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15:07
New Apple Park drone footage shows advancing...




The latest drone footage of Apple Park shot in early March shows significant landscaping progress in only a few days, and emphasizes the enormity of the campus in comparison to the surrounding neighborhood.

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14:56
Facebook Messenger bots are going to get a lot more...

Facebook's next updates for Messenger have a big focus on bots. Yep, Zuck is still trying to make "fetch" happen with those. Anyhow, the newest bits for the platform are mostly about letting others know that a bit of text originated from. That means...

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14:52
Logic Pros Review: Apogee’s new Element audio...

In this weeks episode of Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the new Apogee Element Thunderbolt audio interfaces. Apogee has sat atop the world of digital audio conversion for quite some time now. Its premium Thunderbolt Ensemble and flagship Symphony interfaces are among the top choices for industry professionals in terms of overall sound quality and unwavering support for Apple’s pro computers. The company has also dipped into the home/portable market with a series of fantastic boxes that bring Apogee’s professional mic-pres and D/A converter tech to a much more affordable price point with the One,...

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14:30
Japanese report backs view Apple's 'iPhone...




This year's top-of-the-line iPhone -- typically nicknamed the "iPhone 8" -- will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Japan's Nikkei said on Sunday as it switched course and backed up similar rumors.

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13:29
Uber's solution to leadership woes may be a...

Uber is in a lot of hot water lately between Greyball, sexual harassment claims, a political uproar, an Alphabet lawsuit and CEO Travis Kalanick's own outbursts. How is it supposed to get the ship back on course? If you believe sources speaking to Th...

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13:09
Transform your acoustic’s piezo pickup into a multi-...

The Wood Works plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces gives you exceptional studio microphone sound from any piezo-equipped acoustic guitar. Now you can easily track multi-dimensional acoustic tones in real time — even in situations that would challenge physical microphones.

Oh my, this looks incredible.

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12:56
Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options,...




Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class -- AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.

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12:39
This year’s Daytona 500 was a beta test for the...

I’m a casual fan and I enjoyed the stages in the latest Daytona 500 but I’m not such a diehard I really care one way or the other.

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12:32
Sense and the city

One of the great/awful things about living in a city is the cacophony of sights, sounds, and smells.

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12:00
Play laser tag in the real world with this...

Playing laser tag is fun, but in order to do so, you have to go to a special venue, get specialized equipment and basically block off the entire day. With Proxy49's Inceptor, however, you don't have to. This little accessory combined with a game call...

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10:50
Apple again said to be releasing iPhone 8 w/ 5.8-...

Nikkei Asian Review is today out with a new note corroborating much of what we already know about this year’s iPhone refresh. The report reiterates the fact that Apple will introduce a new 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, as well as two new smaller devices with LCD panels.

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10:36
This brilliant website tells you what to make for...

Those of who (attempt to) cook know the struggle of, “What can I make with what I have?” This clever web site can solve that problem for you. It’s also a good argument for having staples on hand. If your fridge only has beer, yogurt, and an apple in it, this site won’t be of much help.

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10:30
The best hair straightener

By Hannah Waters & Tiffany Kelly

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that...

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10:17
EduTech: The best camera calculator apps for iPhone...

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

In this week’s installment, we’re going to focus on the best camera calculator apps for iPhone and iPad. This is one of the best implementations of technology for students and makes the process of entering long equations into a calculator much more efficient.

Specifically, we’re going to focus on the app Photomath, but we’ll highlight a few other choices as well.

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09:00
After Math: Living Large

It was a big week for big shots. Bitcoin is now worth its weight in gold, a wayward Army drone channeled the Brave Little Toaster and Apple just saved half a billion dollars in court costs. Numbers, because stuff. And reasons. But mostly, stuff.

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07:30
Ben Heck's Mystery Hack Theater

The Ben Heck Show team is changing how they work on projects: They're now going to focus on polishing off one large project as a long-term build, with the goal of eventually bringing it to market. What better way to help determine which one to ma...

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05:03
Björk's VR exhibition is coming to Los Angeles

Björk is infamous for her peculiar style, and now fans in the Los Angeles area can experience that otherworldly quirkiness in 360 degrees. Björk Digital, a VR exhibition based on her 2015 album Vulnicura, is making its West Coast debut late...

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02:10
Tesla opens 'Project Loveday' contest for...

Tesla has refused to do traditional advertising for its electric vehicles, instead relying on PR and its reputation for innovation. Some fans love the cars so much that they've gone ahead and made advertisements for the company, inspiring a letter fr...

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Saturday March 4

23:55
Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery...

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough,...

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21:59
New York will offer $2,000 if you buy an electric car

Believe it or not, New York hasn't offered a financial incentive to buy eco-friendly cars. While over three quarters of the US has some kind of state-level discount, New York has made you 'settle' for the federal tax credit. Officials are about to...

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21:36
Latest drone footage offers clearest look yet at...

Just two weeks after Apple announced additional details for its new Apple Park campus, additional drone footage has emerged showing the headquarters. This new drone video is unique in that it does not feature any text overlays, focusing instead on offering a detailed look at every angle of the new campus…

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20:31
Facebook tries adding reactions to Messenger chats

Facebook's reactions are thriving in your News Feed, and it now looks like the company wants to spread them to Messenger, too. The social network has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing the ability to add reactions to individual messages, much...

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19:36
Second Apple Retail store in Cologne, Germany...




An update to the Apple Germany webpage revealed that the previously rumored second Cologne Apple store will open in Schildergasse on March 25.

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18:57
Google reveals HP's Chromebook for schools...

There's another Chromebook option for schools looking to equip their students with Google's laptops. Mountain View has revealed that HP will release a new rugged Chromebook for education in mid-April. It's a 360-degree convertible that features USB-C...

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17:29
US hopes cyberattacks will stall North Korea's...

The US might not have had much success with cyberattacks against North Korea's nuclear program, but that apparently hasn't stopped officials from further efforts... not that they're having much success. The New York Times has learned that then-Presid...

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17:03
Incredible photos you won’t believe are not...

Some of these shots are amazing if only for the timing of the shots. Settle in – there are 17 pages of images.

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16:34
Each Bugatti Chiron goes through incredibly intense...

The video is straight up car porn. The funniest part is the small print at the bottom, telling you the “fuel economy” of the car.

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15:58
Ransomware hits Pennsylvania's Democratic state...

Democrats in Pennsylvania's state Senate were locked out of their computer network early Friday morning due to a ransomware attack, NBC News reports. According to an unidentified state official who spoke with NBC, the Democratic senators in Harrisbur...

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14:31
Apple Music’s latest advertisements highlight the...

Apple recently uploaded two new Apple Music advertisements to its U.K. YouTube channel. The ads shared were previously debuted during the Brit Awards last month and highlight the Best British Male and Best British Female award categories.

more…

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14:30
Here's what happened at GDC 2017

Our time at GDC 2017 has come to an end, and we're already looking forward to next year. Over the course of the week, we covered the latest developments from the gaming world, which included major announcements by Oculus and Microsoft on the alternat...

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14:17
Apple’s new Cologne, Germany retail store at...

Apple has officially announced that it will open its new retail store in Cologne, Germany on March 25th. The store marks Apple’s second in Cologne and has been under construction for over a year now. The store is located in the high-traffic shopping district of Schildergasse.

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