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Tuesday September 26

08:28
iStat Menus 6 released

There was a time when I needed/loved the level of detail iStat provided. If you still do, the new version looks pretty cool.

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08:22
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company has its first Asian...

Blue Origin, which is Jeff Bezos' rocket company, just announced a milestone at the 68th Annual International Astronautical Congress. It has partnered with the connnectivity company mu Space, based in Thailand, to launch a satellite with the New Glen...

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08:15
How to make your iPhone shoot JPEGs again after iOS...

The new .heic format seems great but without widespread adoption, many users might want to switch back to the more common/compatible JPEG format.

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08:13
Apple Watch Diary: How Apple finally persuaded me to...

Despite having made the journey from a smartwatch skeptic to an Apple Watch convert, I was – until very recently – still using my original model, aka the Series 0. It had become something I wear every day, and now wouldn’t want to be without, and Apple hadn’t shown me any reason to upgrade to Series 3.

When the Series 2 was launched, I concluded that despite the improvements it offered in some areas, there would be no benefit to me given the four things for which I use it.

The Series 3 is, of course, a much bigger upgrade, but I was fairly sure that wasn’t going to persuade me either …

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08:08
Little Snitch 4: Keeping a constant eye on your...

One Mac app I’ve heard about for years but never used is Little Snitch ($45) from Objective Development, designed to keep an eye on network connections to and from your computer. That’s a big task; your Mac is constantly sending and receiving information over the internet, and most of the connections that are made are benign. Occasionally your Mac might pick up something you wouldn’t ordinarily know about — malware, perhaps a keyboard sniffer, maybe a trojan of some sort. Little Snitch 4 is designed as a fast and reliable gatekeeper to help you protect your Mac from unexpected and undesirable network traffic.

The app provides a free trial so you can decide whether it’s right for you or not. Once installed, the user makes a choice on whether to run the app in Alert Mode or Silent Mode. In Alert Mode, Little Snitch displays a connection alert whenever an incoming or outgoing connection is made...

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07:20
Poor 3D sensor yields mean Apple may not fulfill all...

A supply chain report out of Taiwan claims that Apple is facing significant yield problems with the 3D sensors used in the TrueDepth camera module of the iPhone X. One source says that production volumes for the flagship phone are so low that they are being measured in tens of thousands of units per day …

more…

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06:52
Shutterfly, Mimeo announce integration with macOS...

Shutterfly and Mimeo have announced an integration with the Apple Photos app for macOS High Sierra. 

The new Shutterfly extension for Photos allows users to create, customize and purchase Shutterfly photo books without leaving the app. Users can also begin creating a photo book within Photos and then complete it on Shutterfly.com. Users can find and install the Shutterfly extension from within the MacApp Store, or from within Apple Photos for macOS.

The Mimeo Photos is a new photo project extension. Itempowers hobbyists and professional photographers to create high quality photobooks, cards and calendars from directly within the Photos app on the Mac. After installing the Mimeo Photos project extension from the Mac App Store, customers can build their projects directly in Photos for macOS.

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06:50
Tips: Turn off iOS 11 Smart Punctuation to avoid...




An unexpected side effect of Apple's new Smart Punctuation feature in iOS 11 has manifested and is causing some problems with apps that use Core Data to store strings. Here's how to turn off Smart Punctuation, and why you might want to for now.

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06:44
A fix for the Keychain password vulnerability...

The Keychain password vulnerability affecting macOS —including High Sierra —was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and should be fixed by the tech giant soon, Patrick Wardle, the research who first publicized the issue, told Gizmodo

He reported that code that appeared to extract plaintext passwords from the Keychain. If users opt into using Keychain, they can use it to store their login information, credit cards, and WiFi passwords.

All Keychain info is normally locked down with a user’s master password. However, Wardle was able to extract passwords from the Keychain without entering a master password, showing that an attacker with access to an unlocked computer might be able to steal Keychain data.

“Applications running on your system are able to access all the information...

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06:41
macOS 10.13 High Sierra: The Ars Technica review

This is a detailed review, definitely a solid place to start learning about macOS High Sierra.

Before you update, you might want to read the section on APFS, the Apple File System called A one-way ticket to APFS-ville (if you have an SSD).

The High Sierra installer does do one major thing that the Sierra installer didn’t do. Behind the scenes, it converts your boot partition from the longstanding HFS+ filesystem to the new APFS.

Well, it does that for most Macs, anyway.

Though most people will never even know what’s happening, there are plenty of caveats and details to know about how the APFS conversion happens, the cases when it doesn’t happen, and why it doesn’t happen when it doesn’t happen.

Read this section, consider your Mac’s particular configuration. Do you have a spinning hard drive? Do you have an SSD that you installed yourself? Do you have a Fusion drive setup? None of these are dealbreakers, but it’s worth spending the time...

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06:34
KKR & Co. wants Apple to switch sides in attempt...

KKR & Co. — an American multinational private equity firm, specializing in leveraged buyouts — is trying to persuade Apple to switch sides and join the private equity firm in a bid for Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory chip business. According to Bloomberg, Toshiba told creditors that the Bain-backed winning consortium wasn’t finalized yet, because Apple hadn’t agreed to all the terms.

Apple previously objected to Western Digital’s participation, fearing the company would try to control the unit and create a power concentration in the chip market. Western Digital has threatened to legally block the chip unit sale without its permission, which essentially means complicating a sale...

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06:34
High Sierra automatically checks firmware integrity...

The Eclectic Light Company:

Upgrading to High Sierra brings a new and significant security feature: your Mac will automatically check its EFI firmware. In a series of tweets, Xeno Kovah, one of the three engineers responsible for the new tool, has outlined how this works.

The new utility eficheck, located in /usr/libexec/firmwarecheckers/eficheck, runs automatically once a week. It checks that Mac’s firmware against Apple’s database of what is known to be good. If it passes, you will see nothing of this, but if there are discrepancies, you will be invited to send a report to Apple.

And:

eficheck depends on a small local library of ‘known good’ data, which will be automatically and silently updated if you have security updates turned on in the App Store pane.

That checkbox is in the App Store pane in System Preferences and should be checked by default.

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06:22
macOS High Sierra keychain vulnerability should not...

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

macOS High Sierra, released to the public today, could be impacted by a major security flaw that could allow a hacker to steal the usernames and passwords of accounts stored in Keychain.

Here’s the tweet that brought this to light:

on High Sierra (unsigned) apps can programmatically dump & exfil keychain (w/ your plaintext passwords) vid: https://t.co/36M2TcLUAn #smh pic.twitter.com/pqtpjZsSnq

— patrick wardle (@patrickwardle) September 25, 2017

The timing of this reveal is terrible, as it coincides with the release of macOS High Sierra. I know a number of people who have held off updating for just this reason.

Don’t let this story stop you from updating:

  1. This exploit...

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06:07
Apple TV listing appears on Amazon ahead of Prime...

The Apple TV is listed again on Amazon and whilst it isn’t in stock just yet, it does suggest that the Amazon Prime app for Apple TV is imminent.

Amazon pulled the Apple TV from its site as it won’t sell media players that don’t support Prime. Tim Cook announced back in June that Amazon would release an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV later this year …

more…

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06:05
Apple’s High Sierra press release

Nice job highlighting the major features in macOS High Sierra. Don’t miss the section towards the bottom called “Additional app refinements”.

My favorite is the very last one:

Spotlight provides flight status information, including departure and arrival times, delays, gates, terminals and even a map of the flight path

Interesting.

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06:03
macOS's Keychain vulnerability reported earlier...




The Keychain password vulnerability affecting multiple versions of macOS -- including High Sierra -- was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and will likely be patched by the company in the near future, according to the security researcher who first publicized the issue.

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05:56
∞ Apple Park drone footage — Looks ready to move in

[VIDEO] This is gorgeous. For me, this footage (embedded in the main Loop post) tips the scales: Apple Park looks more like a finished product than a work in progress.

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05:56
Comment: Why the iPhone X appears to be power-hungry...

We noted earlier a Chinese regulatory filing that appears to confirm an earlier report that the iPhone X will come equipped with 3GB RAM. That same filing also contains another interesting number: the apparent battery capacity.

Serial leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer tweeted the image showing a battery capacity of 2716mAh – even higher than the 2691mAh battery found in the iPhone 8 Plus, with its far less power-efficient LCD screen …

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05:52
Apple patent shows that you shouldn’t count Touch ID...

Apple’s new iPhone X, which goes on sale in October, will sport cutting-edge facial recognition technology dubbed “Face ID” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that, if it’s a hit, we’ll see it replacing Touch ID on future iPhones and iPads. If it’s not a big hit, expect to see iOS devices sporting Face ID and Touch ID.

Don’t count Touch ID out just yet. Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,772,721) for “ultrasound-based force sensing and touch sensing” that hints at iPhones and iPads with Touch ID implemented under the screen itself rather than via a button.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that ,when interfacing with a graphical user interface (like iOS) or with an app, it can be advantageous for the user to be able to indicate an amount of force applied when manipulating, moving, pointing to, touching, or otherwise interacting with, a touch device. For example, it might be handy to be able to manipulate a screen element or other object in a first way...

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05:51
Every single iPhone, bar one

Nice image. Wish Rene had shot this on a less scratchy surface. Makes me uncomfortable just looking at it. But a great shot.

The missing iPhone? The iPhone X, understandably.

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05:48
BMW is set to offer a pad to wirelessly charge your...

The Verge:

According to BMW, the 9.4kWh battery in the 530e can be charged in about 3.5 hours at 3.2kW of power, or close to the level you’d get if you just plugged the car in with a cord.

A BMW North America spokesperson told The Verge in an email that the technology depicted in the video is still in the testing and evaluation phase for the US and Canada. It still needs UL approval, too.

In other countries, BMW plans to launch the wireless charging system early next year, but only on the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid sedan.

I wonder if this technology will make its way through other car manufacturers and, eventually, be a standard feature in the garage of all new homes.

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05:41
Craig Federighi: APFS is coming to Fusion Drives

As macOS High Sierra became available yesterday, some folks (like me) were disappointed that the new Apple File System (APFS) wouldn’t be implemented on traditional hard drives or Fusion Drives (which is what my iMac has). But there’s good news.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, tells MacRumors that the APFS would be coming to Fusion drives in an upcoming High Sierra update. According to Apple, APFS features strong encryption, space sharing, snapshots, fast directory sizing, and improved file system fundamentals.

Fusion Drive is Apple’s name for its implementation of a hybrid drive. It combines a hard disk drive with a NAND flash storage (a solid-state drive of 24GB or more) and presents it as a single Core Storage managed logical volume with the space of...

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05:31
IHS Markit: the iPhone 8 Plus costs Apple $295 per...

Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus, equipped with 64GB of NAND flash memory, carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to $288.08 higher than any previous versions of the company’s smartphones, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit, which specializes in “critical information, analytics and solutions.”

After $7.36 in basic manufacturing costs are added, Apple’s total cost to make the iPhone 8 Plus rises to $295.44, $17.78 higher than that of the iPhone 7 Plus. IHS Markit also estimates that the iPhone 8 bill of materials is $247.51, or $9.57 higher than the iPhone 7 at the time of release. 

The unsubsidized price for a 64GB iPhone 8 starts at $699, which is $50 more than the starting price for the iPhone 7 at launch. The iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799, which is $30 higher than that of the iPhone 7 Plus at launch.

IHS Markit is in the process of performing an analysis of the iPhone 8, which will...

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05:20
Thirty-three million Apple Watches sold so far

Apple has sold 33 million Apple Watches since the launch of the line over two years ago — and 15 million in the past year, according to estimates from Asymco’s Horace Dediu. The analyst says the unit sales in the past year add up to $4.9 billion in revenue.

Dediu thinks the Apple Watch story is just beginning and compares the device to the early iPhones. In a note to clients, he writes: “The Watch was born a timepiece but it is traversing through the early iPhone and pulling in a new direction all of its own.” 

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 3 on Sept. 12. Some models have built-in cellular and allow users to stay connected, make calls, receive texts and more, even without an iPhone nearby. 

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05:13
Apple’s Late 2017 Collection: A Roundup of Reviews

Not sure which of the new Apple devices — the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K — are worth buying? Josh Centers has found the best reviews from the media outlets that were lucky enough to get pre-release products from Apple.

 

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05:07
Major macOS (incl. High Sierra) Keychain password...

A macOS vulnerability discovered by security researcher Patrick Wardle allows any app – signed or unsigned – to extract plain text passwords from Keychain. Wardle demonstrated the exploit with a proof of concept app, seen in the video below.

The vulnerability is a huge one, because Keychain data is secured by 256-bit AES encryption, which should make it virtually uncrackable – and because the bug affects all versions of macOS, including High Sierra …

more…

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05:02
Apple TV 4K teardown demonstrates new cooling system...




A disassembly of the new Apple TV 4K shows not only the improved processor in the device, but a completely redesigned cooling solution complete with "serious thermal venting" plus a fan.

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05:00
Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra update

Apple on Monday released macOS 10.13 High Sierra, its latest operating system for Macs.

The update, which is available via the Software Update function in the Mac App Store, weighs in as a 4.89 gigabyte download and is compatible on the following Macs:

2009 and Later
– iMac (Late 2009)
– MacBook (Late 2009)

2010 and Later
– MacBook Air (Late 2010)
– MacBook Pro (Mid 2010)
– Mac mini (Mid 2010)
– Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

High Sierra includes a slew of under-the-hood and outward-facing changes, including the Apple File System (APFS), which is safe, secure, and optimized for modern storage systems such as solid state drives. It features native encryption, safe document saves, stable snapshots, and crash protection, plus it brings performance improvements.

APFS is available for all Macs with solid state storage, but it is not available for Fusion drives or standard hard drives.

macOS High Sierra introduces...

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04:56
iOS 11 Brings New Document Manager to iWorks

Apple has updated its iOS iWork suite to use iOS 11’s newly expanded file management capabilities. We look at how it all works.

 

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04:36
Apple TV 4K teardown shows off internal fan and new...

The new Apple TV packs a lot more power than the previous generation, featuring an A10X Fusion chip to power 4K video playback and rich 3D App Store games.

iFixit have got their hands on one of the new pucks and their teardown shows how Apple managed to achieve this substantial increase in performance: a large internal fan and eight vents to disperse heat …

more…

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04:30
Craig Federighi confirms that Apple will add Apple...

This is a bit of good news, even if it lacks a specific date as to when it will be implemented.

Following up on news that the first version of macOS High Sierra limited the Apple File System to Macs featuring all-flash built-in storage and excluded iMacs and Mac mini machines that feature Fusion Drives, Apple engineering chief Craig Federighi has confirmed APFS will indeed be coming to Fusion Drives in a later update.

Federighi stated that “Yes, we plan to add support in a future update,” in a response to a user question about the feature.

Apple’s Fusion Drives, which are available as a storage option on assorted iMacs and Mac mini desktops, combine a hard drive with flash storage to provide the speed of an SSD with the affordability of a standard hard drive. Frequently accessed files are stored using flash storage, while less frequently used files are moved to the hard drive.

The first macOS High Sierra beta released in June featured Apple File...

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04:30
The Jam Symphony is a solid wireless speaker, though...

The Jam Symphony is a Wi-Fi only (at least when it comes to wireless) speaker. There’s nothing wrong with that — except for one flaw: you’ll have to make sure that your iPhone is connected to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, not 5GHz, to use the Jam WiFi app. 

That’s a bit tricky if you have a dual-band router. Plus, 5GHz connections are usually faster connections than 2.4GHz. Still, you’ll have to use the app as it connects the speaker to your Wi-Fi network and streams music from your mobile device or streaming service to the speaker itself.

The app can also connect to several streaming services:  Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Tidal, or Napster, but not, alas, Apple Music.

That 2.4GHZ/5GHz aggravation aside (though it’s something to keep in mind) the $149.99 Jam Symphony is budget-friendly considering its size and power. The Jam Symphony isn’t for true audiophiles, but its audio...

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04:25
Asymco estimates Apple Watch sales at 33M total,...

Asymco’s Horace Dediu has estimated that Apple Watch sales since launch total 33M, generating $12B in revenue. Of those numbers, he reckons 15M were sold in the past 12 months, with sales in this period totalling $4.9B.

While analysts are never shy of issuing estimates, Dediu does have a good basis for arguing that his numbers are solid – and for his prediction that there’s much more to come …

more…

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04:00
How to prepare your Apple Watch for resale

Buying a new Apple Watch Series 3 and plan to sell your older Apple smartwatch? Here’s how to prepare it for selling.

  • Open the “Settings” app on the Apple Watch and go to “General.”
  • Scroll down and choose “Reset”
  • Tap on “Erase All Content and Settings”
  • Enter the passcode for the Apple Watch
  • Scroll down and confirm you wish to reset the Apple Watch and erase all data from the device
  • Once you confirm the reset, a spinning wait indicator will appear on the screen for quite some time, eventually followed by an  Apple logo with an indicator around that.

You may also need to unpaid your watch from your iPhone. To do so:

  • Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together as you unpair them.
  • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Go to the My Watch tab and tap your watch at the top of the screen. 
  • Tap the “i" next to the watch that you want to unpair. 
  • Tap Unpair Apple...
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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 26, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

LastThink has introduced In & Out Online Radio 1.0. It’s a free, Internet streaming player that can be customized. Users can listen to the most popular music, talk Shows and news on their iOS devices.

Wobbleworks has launched Backyard Apollo 1.0.1. It’s a $1.99 augmented reality app that allow users to simulate the launch of a NASA Saturn V rocket from the series of Apollo missions to the moon.

macOS Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4, a compatibility update to...

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02:18
Apple patent for ultrasonic force sensor could lead...




Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an ultrasound-based force and touch sensor that could lead to a thinner, less obstructive 3D Touch mechanism, a structure which was reportedly a barrier to below-screen Touch ID integration in iPhone X.

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00:45
Apple's iPhone X to boast 2,716mAh battery, 3GB...




A filing with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) appears to show specifications for Apple's iPhone X, notably a capacious 2,715 milliamp-hour battery that will power an A11 Bionic chip clocked at 2.4GHz.

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Monday September 25

23:06
Watch: Final Cut Pro X still waiting for H.265 HEVC...




Apple's newly released macOS 10.13 High Sierra operating system supports H.265 video playback, but users looking to cut HEVC video from iPhone 8 on Final Cut Pro X will have to wait for an update.

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22:03
Apple's Safari applies differential privacy to...




Alongside a new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature designed to protect user privacy, Apple's latest Safari web browser incorporates differential privacy technology to collect user data in a bid to identify troublesome websites.

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20:54
Twitter tries to explain why Trump's posts aren...

So if Twitter's rules ban "violent threats," then surely a tweet indicating that a country "won't be around much longer" from a user with the ability to make that happen would be deletion-worthy, right? As the company was forced to explain today, not...

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19:17
Researchers can use the size of your heart to unlock...

Most biometric security has one inconvenience: you have to take an active step to sign in, whether it's putting your finger on a pad or staring at sensors. Wouldn't it be nice if simply being near your device was enough? It might happen. Researche...

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19:07
Apple spends an estimated $247.51 on iPhone 8 parts...




Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly dismissed bill of material estimates as incorrect, but that's not stopping research firm IHS Markit to share its latest findings with industry analysts. This year, the firm estimates Apple spends $247.51 on the components that comprise one 4.7-inch iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage.

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19:04
New glass enclosure, A11 Bionic chip, and flash...

With the introduction of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple slightly raised the price of each device. Now, new research from IHS Markit published by Bloomberg offers a bit more insight as to what drove Apple’s price hike…

more…

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18:49
What's on TV: 'Forza 7,' 'FIFA...

This week we have too many premieres and finales to mention them all as the fall TV season gets into full swing, but we will highlight the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, and the series premiere of Marvel's Inhumans (despite its tepid reviews...

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18:39
Have you noticed a significant change in battery...

Apple last week officially released iOS 11 to the public and since then, we’ve been receiving a bevy of questions from readers about battery life. The majority say they’ve seen battery life fall since upgrading to Apple’s latest operating system, but we’re curious: have you noticed a change in battery life since upgrading to the final release of iOS 11?

more…

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18:02
British Airways pushes planes with remote-controlled...

From renewable fuels to eco-friendly airplane tugs -- British Airways is interested in decreasing its ecological footprint. The airline has just announced the roll out of five new Molotok remote-controlled electric vehicles that can push back aircraf...

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17:57
Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web...

I don’t know if average users even notice what service is providing them with search results. Where I can, I’ve switched to DuckDuckGo for my searches.

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16:53
Australia will establish its own space agency

Australia is very much a participant in the space industry with about 11,500 people working in the field. However, it has never had its own space agency -- and that may put it at a disadvantage next to the US, Canada and other countries that have co...

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16:47
Snapchat’s latest augmented reality feature lets you...

Snapchat’s focus on augmented reality is continuing with its latest iOS app update. The company today announced a new feature called “Sky Filters” that uses augmented reality to paint the sky in your photo a totally different color…

more…

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16:29
Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US...

There's been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it's handing the ads to Congress as it investigates the scope of Russia's influence campaign. But what's in those...

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16:13
Watch: Everything you need to know about Apple'...




Apple on Monday released its latest and greatest Mac operating system, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, to users around the world. Check out what's new in this video.

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16:01
Tesla Model 3’s touchscreen control panel detailed...

Shortly after Tesla rolled its first eagerly-anticipated Model 3 off the assembly line back in July, we got a ride in the car and were impressed. But we were skeptical of the decision to forgo a traditional dashboard cluster and cram all the instrume...

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15:38
AWT News Update: September 25, 2017

It's High Sierra Day, and we have a bit of info for owners of one particular model of Mac Pro. Everything else for today deals with other Apple products: iPhones, iPad Pros, the Apple TV 4K, and more!

  • Netflix has added HDR support for iOS on the iPhone 8, iPhone X and 2017 iPad Pros
  • Warning! All-glass iPhones like the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X can and do break, so get a case for your phone and purchase AppleCare+
  • Have a 2012 - 2013 Mac Pro "cheese grater"? It gets a firmware update when you upgrade the device to macOS High Sierra
  • Amazon has drastically lowered prices on 4K movie titles

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

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15:37
Verizon gives up on its Android Wear watch after 4...

Did you rush out to buy Verizon's Wear24 smartwatch? No? You're far from alone, apparently. Verizon has quietly discontinued the Android Wear 2.0 device a little over 4 months after its mid-May debut. The carrier isn't explaining the decision oth...

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15:31
Apple updates iMovie for Mac with HEVC support




Following the release of maOS 10.13 High Sierra on Monday, Apple has updated its consumer level video editing tool, iMovie, with support for High Efficiency Video Encoding, a tentpole video feature introduced alongside the company's latest hardware and software releases.

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15:20
Ivanka Trump used personal email for government...

It seems Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner isn't the only one in the family to use private email accounts for government business. A freedom of information act (FOIA) request by nonprofit watchdog group American Oversight has revealed that Ivan...

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15:15
iMovie for macOS upgraded with supported for the...

iMovie for macOS has ben updated, adding support for importing video in the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) format made possible by macOS High Sierra. 

It also improves compatibility when sharing to YouTube. iMovie 10.1.7 is available at the Mac App Store. 

Support for the industry-standard HEVC (H.265) enables video streaming and playback of 4K video files up to 40% smaller than with the current H.264 standar. With HEVC, Apple is enabling high-quality video streaming on networks where only HD streaming was previously possible, while hardware acceleration on the new iMac and MacBook Pro deliver fast and power-efficient HEVC encoding and editing.

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15:06
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25...

Notable software releases this week include Moneydance 2017.5, Microsoft Office 2016 15.38, Quicken 4.6.4, Apple Configurator 2.5, GraphicConverter 10.5, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.2, Typinator 7.3, 1Password 6.8.2, Default Folder X 5.1.6, Airfoil 5.6.3, and Pages 6.3, Numbers 4.3, and Keynote 7.3 for Mac.

 

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15:06
ExtraBITS for 25 September 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple’s upcoming AirPower charging mat won’t work with older Apple Watches, Apple increased the App Store’s cellular download limit, the length of iTunes movie rentals has doubled, and we recommend the story of how a journalist tracked down a tech support scammer.

 

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15:00
Report: Security hole in macOS Keychain puts...

Apple released macOS High Sierra on Monday, so it should be a nice way to spotlight the Mac this week after last week’s iOS 11 and iPhone 8 releases. But a report by a security researcher at Synack puts a bit of a damper on the High Sierra release.

Editor's note: This article was updated at 3:37 p.m. Pacific with a statement from Apple.

Patrick Wardle, Synack’s head of research, posted a video on Monday that shows how code he wrote can be used to get passwords from macOS’s Keychain. Keychain is the password manger built into macOS, and it usually requires a master password to access it. But Wardle’s code was able to access Keychain and collect passwords. The video below is a demonstration posted by Wardle.

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14:35
Apple's iPhone 8 supports EVS for high-quality...




Gone largely unnoticed in the aftermath of Apple's iPhone unveiling, the new iPhone 8 lineup now supports the enhanced voice services (EVS) codec, promising higher quality calls over LTE networks that support the feature.

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14:35
Best Buy has discounted the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (64GB...

Apple recently raised the price of some iPad Pro models, but this week you can find others dropping in cost—at least a little. Right now, Best Buy is selling the 64GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro for $550. That's $100 off the standard price, and it's real savings since the 64GB iPad was not part of Apple's recent price hike.

This is the 2017 model of the Wi-Fi only iPad Pro that features an A10X Fusion chip, 4GB RAM, and of course a 10.5-inch Retina display. Apple claims the new CPU is 30 percent faster than the previous generation of iPads, and it does come close. In our GeekBench 4 benchmark, the new iPad Pro was 28 percent faster than the older 9.7-inch model.

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14:32
Stream ‘Powerpuff Girls’ on Cartoon Network's...

If you're looking to dig deep into newer animated shows on your Roku, you're in luck. The Emmy-winning Cartoon Network app — already available on Apple TV, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and via Chromecast — is now available for your Roku s...

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14:18
Apple shares what third-party chargers work with...

A new Apple support document lays out what to look for in third-party hardware to make use of the new fast charging feature for iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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14:13
iMovie for Mac updated with HEVC support for macOS...

Hot on the heels of Apple releasing macOS High Sierra to the public earlier today, the company has updated iMovie with several enhancements. The update brings the video editing app to version 10.1.7.

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14:11
'Platoons' of autonomous Freightliner...

Most of the self-driving truck attention has revolved around Tesla's much-teased reveal of its EV big rig next month and all the auto companies rushing to introduce their own electric models. But there's another autonomous truck-related race to devel...

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14:00
Lyft offers drivers 24/7 access to support services

Today, Lyft announced a few new features for its driver support app that are meant to make the process of getting help simpler and easier to navigate. First, the Lyft Driver app will now include a button that will allow drivers to quickly connect wit...

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13:48
Pinterest's Lens tech powers Target's...

Pinterest gave us all access to its Lens tool last March. In May, the company added some new foodie options, including a way to find recipes based on photos of your meal. It's basically a reverse image search that helps you shop for stuff you see on...

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13:37
The best (and worst) new iPhone 8/Plus features [...

The iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are officially on sale, and we were able to score both new smartphones early last Friday morning (read Jordan’s full review).

This launch felt a little different from past iPhone launches, simply because the highly-anticipated iPhone X looms large on the horizon. I’ve asked lots of people, and many of them have stated that they are waiting for Apple’s OLED-enabled, diminished-bezel flagship model.

But just because the iPhone X is coming later this year doesn’t automatically mean that you should ignore the iPhone 8. Apple’s brand new flagship smartphone shares a lot of the same design characteristics as the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7, but it also shares some of the same technical power that’s found inside the iPhone X. In this hands-on video unboxing and walkthrough, we consider some of the...

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13:33
Google Home adds reminders to its voice-control...

You can already use Google Home to order from Walmart, watch CBS All Access on your TV and hear daily news updates from former-VP Joe Biden. Now, Google has just updated Home with the ability to set reminders with your voice. The company confirmed to...

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13:20
macOS High Sierra vulnerability may let unsigned...




Apple's macOS High Sierra contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext, though it requires victims to intentionally override built-in security, a researcher noted on Monday.

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13:18
Apple looking for sports editor to curate TV app’s...

When Apple unveiled the new 4K Apple TV earlier this month alongside iPhone 8, iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3, it also mentioned a new live sports feature arriving with tvOS 11. Now the company is searching for a sports editor to help lead content curation for the feature:

more…

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13:16
iOS 11 adoption almost hits 25% after first week of...

iOS 11 has been available to the public for just about a week and mixpanel is tracking the adoption of Apple’s latest mobile OS. So far, users aren’t jumping on iOS 11 as quickly as they did iOS 10 last year, but adoption this fall is still relatively strong.

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13:16
In-flight Netflix will be available on more airlines...

Netflix's in-flight streaming is available through a few carriers around the world, but it's far from a staple of air travel. More often than not, technological limitations will force you to download that new show before you leave home. It could be...

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13:01
Apple drops Bing for Google on Siri and macOS...

Apple has ditched Bing in favor of Google for results when searching the internet with Siri on iOS or Spotlight on macOS. It will finish rolling out this afternoon, according to TechCrunch, a switchover that was likely timed to sync with today's rele...

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12:53
Apple updates the iBooks Author app to version 2.6

Apple has has updated its iBooks Author app to version 2.6. It’s available for free at the Mac App Store for macOS 10.11 or higher.

iBooks is a free ebook app that allows you to read publications purchased at the iBook Store. iBooks Author lets you create iBooks textbooks (as well as other types of books) for the iPad and Mac. Version 2.6 allows you to:

  • Add images and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser or drag and drop.
  • Adds support for wide color gamut images.
  • Offers performance and stability improvements.
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12:53
Apple updates iBooks Author with wide color gamut...




Apple on Monday issued an update to iBooks Author, its tool for building interactive e-books viewable on Mac and iOS devices -- its first such update since 2016.

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12:47
macOS 10.13 High Sierra Now Available: When Should...

Apple has released macOS High Sierra as promised, so you can now download and install it. But when should you do that? Adam Engst urges caution, either by making sure you have a good backup first or by delaying your upgrade.

 

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12:25
macOS High Sierra includes support for H.265 video,...




The iPhone 8 shoots H.265 4K video, and macOS High Sierra can view it, but editors who rely on Final Cut Pro X cannot yet utilize the codec until Apple issues a highly anticipated update.

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12:22
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra; Ex-NSA Hacker...

Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS High Sierra, to the public. macOS High Sierra is a free download, and offers a range of new features and improvements including the new Apple File System, and support for High Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC) for better compression without loss of quality, and HEIF for smaller photo sizes. Zack Whittaker, reporting for ZDNet: Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker who now serves as chief security researcher at -- Synack, posted a video of the hack -- a password exfiltration exploit -- in action. Passwords are stored in the Mac's Keychain, which typically requires a master login password to access the vault. But Wardle has shown that the vulnerability allows an attacker to grab and steal every password in plain-text using an unsigned app downloaded from the internet, without needing that password.

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12:21
Amazon slashes 4K video prices in apparent reaction...




Amazon has dramatically reduced the costs of 4K movies on Amazon Video, undercutting prices at Apple's iTunes for streaming on the Apple TV 4K.

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11:36
iBooks Author for Mac updated with wide color gamut...

Apple’s iBooks Author app has been updated for the first time since last year following the release of macOS High Sierra. The new version introduces an improvement to working with photos and videos as well as wide color gamut support.

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11:26
Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine...




While marquee features like APFS have stolen most of the spotlight, Apple has implemented significant improvements to Safari with the goal of making a user's time with it easier, and less annoying.

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11:07
Review: Alpine iLX-107 delivers the future of...

Apple introduced Wireless CarPlay support two years ago with iOS 9, and this year the untethered version of Apple’s infotainment feature is starting to hit the market. Just as wired CarPlay is becoming standard in nearly all new cars, BMW has become the only auto maker to support Wireless CarPlay standard in new models.

But what if you’re not shopping for a new BMW? That’s where Alpine can help with the new iLX-107 receiver (from $695, reg. $900) that adds Wireless CarPlay to the car you already drive for under $1000.

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11:03
Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds a bigger battery...

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After breaking apart Apple’s new iPhone 8 last week, popular gadget repair site iFixit released a teardown of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 on Monday.

Given that the just-released wearable looks a great deal like its predecessor—big red dot aside—it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it doesn’t have many major changes on the inside. There’s a new suite of RF chips presumably in place to handle LTE connectivity and a “slightly modified” charging coil to support Qi wireless chargers. But for the most part, the Series 3 is laid out similarly to...

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11:00
Apple Replaces Bing With Google as Search Engine For...

Apple is ditching Bing and will now use Google to power the default search engine for Siri, Search within iOS (iOS search bar), and Spotlight on Mac. From a report: TechCrunch reported Monday that Apple users will now see search results powered by Google, instead of Bing, when using those tools. For example, when an iPhone user asks Siri a question that needs a search engine result, the voice assistant will now pull from Google, not Bing. Apple will still use Bing for image search queries using Siri or Spotlight on Mac, TechCrunch reported. Apple said the move was done for consistency; its Safari browser uses Google as the default search engine. In a statement, the company told TechCrunch that "we have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible." Google is reportedly paying Apple $3 billion this year to remain as the default search engine on iPhones and iPads.

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10:46
Sony's Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft...


Microsoft has learned a lot of very hard lessons over the last couple of decades, and it continues to surprise and annoy me that other firms seem to have the suicidal tendency to learn the same lessons the hard way. My view is that it is far better and cheaper to avoid the mistakes of others, but firms like Apple, Google and, most recently, Sony seem to want to cherry-pick past Microsoft disasters and experience them first hand. The latest issue has to do with interoperability and millennials.

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10:40
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10:25
Google and Levi’s ‘Commuter Trucker Jacket with...

Karissa Bell, writing for Mashable:

After more than two years of testing, Jacquard, the company’s
project to embed technology into clothes, is ready to launch.
The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google
(yes, that’s actually what it’s called), is now on sale in
select stores.

And while it’s easy to roll your eyes at the idea of a $350 jacket
that comes with its own app, Jacquard is more than a gimmick.
After a few days of wearing Levi’s Jacquard jacket, I’m more
convinced than ever that the future of wearable tech lies not in
tiny screens on our wrists, but in the stuff we’re already
wearing. […]

Which gets at one of the other appeals of reinventing wearables as
actual clothes
: convenience. One of my...

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There are some good plays in here.

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10:06
macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” now available

Mac users who are feeling brave can now upgrade to macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”, as the upgrade has just become available on the Mac App Store. Note that it may take a few hours for High Sierra to be visible on the Mac App Store depending on where you are located. 

Many readers have told us that they’re going to wait a few weeks or months before upgrading from Sierra due to concerns about the implementation of APFS on different Macs (SSD-equipped MacBooks vs. Fusion Drive iMacs, for example) and the dearth of “must-have” new features in High Sierra. 

Having used High Sierra on a MacBook Pro for almost a month, I can say that it’s stable, fast, and very familiar to anyone who has used Sierra. As long as you have followed our instructions on preparing for the High Sierra upgrade, you should have little or no problems installing the upgrade and recovering from issues if things don’t go...

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10:05
Apple tops Interbrand’s 2017 Best Global Brands list

Interbrand has named Apple, Google, and Microsoft as the three most valuable brands in its 2017 Best Global Brands ranking, with technology as the dominant sector.

For five consecutive years, Apple and Google hold the top positions. Apple’s brand value grew by 3% to $184,154 million, as Google’s brand value grew by 6% to $141,703 million. Microsoft jumps into #3, as one of sixteen brands with double-digit percent growth. Following Coca-Cola at #4, sits Amazon, Samsung, Toyota, and Facebook, which breaks into the Top 10 for the first-time at #8. Mercedes-Benz, and IBM round out the Top 10.

Interbrand’s 18th annual report “analyzes how brands grow in a changing world, showing that using technology at scale to deliver intimate human experiences, will help drive economic growth value.” The Top 100 brands have a combined total value of $1,871,730 million, an increase of 4.2% from 2016. For the complete Top 100 ranking and the report with comprehensive analysis of growth,...

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10:05
Bada Bing! Apple dumps Microsoft for Google in Siri...

Siri can finally Google itself. In a change that’s surprising only because it took this long, Apple has announced it will be switching from Bing to Google results when handling Siri and Spotlight web queries.

Now, when you ask Siri to search the web for something or it doesn’t know the exact answer to what you’re asking, your results will be from Google, not Bing. The change won’t affect the majority of what Siri can do, just where it sends you when it doesn’t know the answer to something. Curiously, image searches will still default to Bing and video search results will now come directly from YouTube, according to TechCrunch.

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10:00
Apple switching from Bing to Google for Siri, Search...

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, iOS Search and macOS Spotlight from Bing to Google, reports TechCrunch.

“Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari,” Apple said in a statement. “We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible.”

Last month Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi Jr. told clients that Google will pay Apple $3 billion this year to remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads. Google paid Apple $1 billion for the privilege in 2014. The Google licensing payments are mostly profit for Apple. Bernstein estimates the payments could...

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09:58
Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS,...




High Sierra has arrived for all users, and brings the Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, while introducing support for a variety of other standards such as HEVC video, HEIF image encoding, and Apple's Metal 2 graphics platform supporting technology like external GPUs.

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09:57
Redesigned iPhone SE imagined with an iPhone X-like...

What if the iPhone SE was updated with specs on par with the new iPhone X? That’s what this concept from Curved.de imagines, with some renderings that show what a 4-inch OLED iPhone might look like with an edge-to-edge display while otherwise mostly retaining the device’s current design.

more…

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09:57
macOS High Sierra now available to download,...

Apple has just released this year’s major update to its desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra. This rounds out the big Apple software releases for 2017 after iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 launched last week.

High Sierra includes the brand new Apple File System for Macs with SSDs, significant updates to the Photos app’s interface and editing tools, Safari 11, iCloud file sharing, various under-the-hood architecture improvements and more. Read on for a walkthrough of what’s new in macOS 10.13 …

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09:50
Analyst: pre-orders for the iPhone X may top 50...

In a note to clients as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes pre-orders for the iPhone X could pass 50 million units, noting that the high end smartphone is the first complete form factor revamp since 2016 and could prompt a “super cycle” of upgrades.

He expects Apple to ramp up iPhone X output in late October,  but doesn’t think demand will match supply until next year. iPhone X pre-orders start Friday, Oct. 27; the first units are supposed to be available on Friday, Nov. 3. 

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09:48
Rumor: 2018 iPhone line-up could include a model...

The Korea Herald reports that Apple’s 2018 lineup of iPhones could (and “could’ is probably the operative word here), include a larger LCD model measuring over sixinches with the panel coming from Japan Display.

The new device joins the previously rumored 5.8-inch and 6.46-inch OLED models with panels supplied by Samsung. The Korea Herald says Apple likely won’t switch to all OLED panels until 2019, which is when LG should have the production capacity to help minimize Apple’s dependence on Samsung. 

OLED is made up of many tiny LEDs, each emitting their own light and colors. They don’t require an “always on” backlight, as each LED can be on or off as needed, and emitting the right kind of light needed to create the images you’re seeing. Supporters of the technology praise its high contrast/deep blacks and potential thickness and power consumption advantages. ...

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09:45
Giveaway: Enter to win an unlocked iPhone 8 in Space...




AppleInsider has partnered with Speck this week to offer readers the chance to win a special iPhone 8 package. One lucky winner will receive an unlocked 64GB iPhone 8 in Space Gray complete with a Presidio Ultra case from Speck to keep the new device safe and secure. Total combined value exceeds $750.

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