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Friday October 27

14:02
India passes US to become second largest smartphone...

The US is now the third largest smartphone market in the world, according to a new report by global technology market analyst firm Canalys. The number of smartphone shipments to India grew 23 percent in the third quarter of this year, reaching just o...

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13:47
Apple calls on developers to update apps for iPhone X




Hours after Apple initiated preorders for iPhone X, the company on Friday called on developers to submit updated apps built to take advantage of the new flagship's advanced capabilities -- and unique design.

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13:34
Honda's cutesy robot cooler keeps drinks within...

Honda didn't just unveil a slick-looking EV coupe concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. It also had a robot... though it's definitely not the kind of robot you'd expect from the company. Its RoboCas Concept is a super-cute cargo bot that can follow you...

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13:01
Senator wants more details on Russian Twitter and...

As Twitter and Facebook prepare to attend Senate hearings about Russian interference in the 2016 election, they're hit with yet more investigative queries. This time, the queries come from California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is demanding both co...

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12:59
Best Buy charging a $100 premium on full iPhone X...

In the lead up to iPhone X preorders today you may have noticed that Best Buy’s website was showing the full price cost of both iPhone X models $100 above the retail price. I also noticed it last week and figured it was just a mistake it would correct sooner or later. As it happens, Best Buy is doing this intentionally, and provided a preposterous statement to Bloomberg.

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12:37
WhatsApp lets you delete your embarrassing texts, if...

Have you ever accidentally sent a message on WhatsApp that you wish you hadn't? Well, starting today, you can delete it -- as long as you catch it within the first seven minutes. If you do, however, your recipient will instead see a "This message w...

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12:11
'Stranger Things' invades 'Minecraft...

Minecraft players who love the upside down of Stranger Things have a new skin pack to acquire. It's available now in concert with the new season of the hit retro-horror show on Netflix. It looks like the whole cast is represented as a Minecraft chara...

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11:45
YouTube creators are less likely to lose ad money

YouTube riled its community when its effort to automatically demonetize offensive videos led to an "adpocalypse" that stripped innocent creators of revenue, and it's taking one of its first big steps toward making amends. The service is pushing an u...

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11:36
Twelve South HiRise Duet really sings in organizing...

Twelve South HiRise Duet. Photo © 2017, Steven Sande

Multi-taskers are great. Think of anything that can perform more than one function, and you've suddenly reduced storage space requirements by half or more. That's the point behind the Twelve South HiRise Duet ($119.99), a charging stand for both an iPhone and Apple Watch. The HiRise Duet was originally released late last year but disappeared from the Twelve South website; it's back again, and better than ever.

As illustrated in the product photo at right, the HiRise Duet doesn't take up a lot of space on a nightstand or desk. The base is 3.75 inches (9.53cm) on a side, weighted heavily (15.1 ounces/428.1 grams) for stability with an iPhone on top (even the iPhone 7 Plus seen in the photo), and with a base that's padded with premium black leather. 

Rising from the base is a pillar dominated with the familiar white...

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11:20
Kinect's value to artists overshadowed its...

The Kinect is officially dead. But the reality is that Microsoft signed the do-all sensor's fate years ago. Faced with slumping hardware sales in 2014, then-new Xbox chief Phil Spencer had a decision to make. Microsoft could either drop the price of...

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11:10
Spigen’s iPhone X cases, screen protector &...

Thanks to our sponsor Spigen. Check out its new line of iPhone X cases X available today. 

With preorders kicking off earlier today, Spigen has launched its updated line of cases and tempered glass screen protectors for iPhone X available to order now and shipping in time for when your new device arrives. The cases arrive alongside the company’s latest F303W Wireless Charger compatible with the new iPhone.

Head below for a hands-on video look at the new cases:

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11:10
Twitter's new hate and violence policies go...

Just a couple of weeks ago, Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the #WomenBoycotTwitter movement on his company's microblogging platform with a promise to help Twitter "take a more aggressive stance" toward hate speech and sexual harassment. A few...

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11:05
Happy Hour Podcast 144 | Apple TV content plans,...

This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple’s recent TV hires and upcoming show plans, reports of Face ID security changes and video hands-on leaks, which iPhone X we plan to pre-order, and a fast-forward to the middle of the night where we discuss how pre-orders went.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, StitcherGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

more…

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11:00
Great, now there's 'responsible encryption...

Trump's Department of Justice is trying to get a do-over with its campaign to get backdoors onto iPhones and into secure messaging services. The policy rebrand even has its own made-up buzzword. They're calling it "responsible encryption."

After Dep...

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10:40
If You Type 1+2+3 Into Your iPhone's Calculator...

A reader shares a report: If you've upgraded your iPhone's operating system to iOS 11, try this: Go to the calculator app and quickly type 1+2+3. You likely won't get 6. You might get 23, or 24, or 16, or 32, or something else, depending on what buttons you tap and in what order, and, obviously, none of which is the right answer. It seems to be because of a new animation in the calculator app, where a button briefly fades to white when you press it. The result is that if you press an operator button (i.e., the plus sign) before the short animation finishes, the app ignores it. So, 1 + 2 + 3 accidentally gets read as 1 + 23.


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10:31
The real consequences of Patreon's adult...

NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.

On October 17th, crowdfunding website Patreon amended the terms of its acceptable use policy as part of a wider program of reform. The new document was...

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10:14
Sprint website still showing iPhone X shipping for...

Sprint is still estimating that it will deliver most iPhone X orders placed directly through its website for launch day. Meanwhile, T-Mobile is giving an updated window to some customer who previously received a Nov. 3 date.

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10:00
Seawater desalination will quench the thirst of a...

Humanity has sought to make the Earth's oceans potable for thousands of years. The Norse tale of Utgarda-Loki tells of Odin being tricked into drinking from a horn connected to the sea, while Exodus 15:22–26 of the Bible likely describes Moses...

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09:48
Apple calls iPhone X preorders 'off the charts...




Preorders of the iPhone X are off to a strong start, Apple commented on Friday, reflecting the long delays already facing prospective buyers.

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09:43
Facebook will require political advertisers to...

Facebook has had a rough few months since the election. At least 10 million people saw Russian-placed political ads on the platform, which may have helped widen the rift between political sides during the 2016 US presidential election. In reaction, t...

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09:26
FIFA and EA will put on the first-ever 'eWorld...

FIFA and Electronic Arts are taking their partnership to the logical conclusion point: the pair will put on the first-ever eWorld Cup next August. Competition starts next month on November 3rd. From the press release:

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09:21
Apple introduces international iPhone warranty for...




Apple has reportedly introduced an international warranty for iPhone buyers living in India, letting them get an iPhone outside the country and still receive support at home.

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09:14
iPhone X available to order from Virgin and Boost...

Both Virgin and Boost Mobile have announced that they will make the iPhone X available for ordering starting November 3 and 10, respectively.

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09:04
Getting to and living on Mars will be hell on your...

While NASA and SpaceX figure out how to get to Mars, they're also thinking about how the 200-day journey and life on the red planet will affect humans. Astronauts will be dealing with nasty things like muscle atrophy and bone loss, intra-cranial pres...

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08:38
‘Overwatch’ director details plans to improve...

eSports are becoming a bigger and bigger industry, and game directors are taking notice. Today, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan released a YouTube video detailing changes the team is making to the game based on user feedback when it comes to eSpo...

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08:37
Cases from Apple generally shipping before iPhone X...




Apple appears to be shipping cases separately than the iPhone X -- with some reports seeing expected deliveries of the protective enclosures more than a month before the sought-after OLED phone arrives.

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08:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: BeatsX Headphones $109, 2017 9...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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08:19
The best learning apps

By Courtney Schley

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full ar...

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08:17
Don’t drop that iPhone X—a screen repair will cost...

Enlarge / Web browsing in portrait mode gives you more text on the screen at once than previous iPhones.

Some of us are phone-case people and some of us aren't. Those in the latter group who preordered the iPhone X may want to consider some kind of protection for their new smartphone, though, because the iPhone X will be quite expensive to repair. According to Apple's service pricing support page, it will cost $279 to repair the iPhone X's screen for customers who don't have AppleCare+, the company's extended warranty. All other damages to the iPhone X that need repairing will cost a whopping $549, over...

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08:15
Giveaway: Enter to win an iPhone X case from...




On the heels of our iPhone 8 case giveaway, Casetify is partnering with AppleInsider again this week to offer readers the chance to win a case for the new iPhone X. Fifteen winners will each receive a gift card code to use on any Casetify X case priced at $49 or less.

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08:00
Amazon Echo review (2017): Good price, bad sound

Two years after its birth, the device that inspired dozens of copycat smart speakers and spawned thousands of integrations is getting a makeover. Amazon's "all-new" Echo is smaller and cheaper and promises better sound. But with a pile of new competi...

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07:41
Amazon's 'Breakaway' game is on hold...

Breakaway, a competitive battle game under development Double Helix and published by Amazon Game Studios, is going on a bit of a break. Following a report from Kotaku claiming that the game was being put on "indefinite hiatus," the team working on th...

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07:37
iPhone X orders held up by credit freezes put in...




Some customers scrambling to preorder the hotly anticipated iPhone X early Friday morning hit an unexpected roadblock: Credit freezes put in place after the Equifax data breach held up authorization of payment plan loans.

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07:31
Have an iPhone X on order? Lock in a $20 cash bonus...




With iPhone X preorders underway, now is the time to lock in a price for your used device before values drop. Plus, take advantage of a $20 cash bonus on iPhone and iPad trades (on top of competitive payouts) with our exclusive coupons.

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07:22
‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ fans will have to read a...

Fans of Mass Effect who have been waiting for the conclusion of the Quarian ark storyline in Andromeda, we have a good news/bad news situation for you. The good news is that we'll finally find out what happened aboard the ark, called the Keelah Si'ya...

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07:15
Boost & Virgin Mobile customers to get Apple...




U.S. prepaid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile -- both connected to Sprint -- have announced that they will officially launch the iPhone X on Nov. 10, a week after Apple, Sprint, and many other parties.

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07:01
Tech companies face scrutiny from Congress over data...

Facebook, Twitter, Google and other tech companies are about to face some close scrutiny from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has oversight over the tech and telecom industries. According to Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), it's all in the...

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06:57
Apple says demand for iPhone X is ‘off the charts’...

Apple stopped disclosing preorder numbers for iPhone sales a few years ago, so exact metrics on iPhone performance will have to wait at least until the earnings call on November 2. However, Apple has released a statement confirming that demand is indeed very strong for the radically redesigned iPhone X …

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06:42
'Nonplayer' comic series is being turned...

You might not be familiar with Nonplayer right now, but if Legendary does it right, then everybody might know the name "Dana Stevens" in the future. According to Deadline, Legendary has acquired the movie rights to the beautifully drawn comic book se...

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06:32
The iPhone X pre-order experience

1 AM MDT...

Today's the day, and our pre-orders for the iPhone X have been made. Earlier this week, Dennis and I were discussing how easy or difficult our pre-order process had been, so we decided to write a joint article showing how the process went. Here are our experiences:

Steve Sande

On Monday, October 23 I received an email from Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program notifying me that I could pre-qualify for a new iPhone X before Friday. I joined the iPhone Upgrade Program last year, and I like the fact that I can get a new iPhone every year -- AppleCare included -- for one monthly fee. 

The pre-approval process was simple for me. I launched the iOS Apple Store app, tapped on iPhone, then tapped on the type of iPhone I wanted -- the iPhone X. The app "knew" that I was an iPhone Upgrade Program member and then started me on the pre-approval process. That was done entirely in the iPhone app and took about two minutes as it pre-filled most of...

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06:23
Apple quietly introduces an international warranty...

Apple has quietly introduced an international warranty on iPhones sold within India. Previously, you could only get warranty repairs on phones bought within the country, but you’re now covered wherever it was bought.

There are, however, a couple of catches …

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05:58
Google reveals higher traffic acquisition payouts,...




While Google parent company Alphabet beat forecasts in this week's third-quarter results, pulling in $27.77 billion in revenue, the company simultaneously warned of higher traffic acquisition costs -- likely supporting claims that it's paying Apple more to be the default option in Safari search.

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05:58
WhatsApp rolling out ability to delete sent messages...

We saw last month that WhatsApp was testing the ability to recall sent messages, and it is now rolling out the feature to all users …

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05:35
iPhone X out-of-warranty repairs eclipse iPhone 8...




Apple has announced repair costs for the iPhone X, with AppleCare+ fees remaining the same as other phones, but out of warranty fees commensurate with the higher retail price of the phone, and similar in price to screen repairs on the Galaxy S8 with Samsung parts.

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05:32
Apple iPhone X screen repairs: $279, other non-...

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

In the United States, Apple will charge flat rates of $279 for iPhone X screen repairs and $549 for any other damage to the device, unless it is a manufacturing defect covered by Apple’s standard one-year limited warranty. The fees vary in other countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

These prices do not apply to customers who purchase AppleCare+ for the iPhone X, which costs $199 upfront in the United States.

Is it just me, or is it getting pricy in here?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:13
∞ The iPhone X is sold out, currently offering...

The iPhone X opened for pre-orders early this morning (just after midnight PT).

In the first few minutes, folks were getting November 3rd ship dates. I’ve gotten feedback from folks who used the online Apple Store, as well as AT&T and Verizon. Some international reports as well, obviously via other carriers. No reports of T-Mobile orders delivering on Nov 3, though that could simply be the small sample size.

About 15 minutes in, the ship dates slipped first to 1-2 weeks, then 2-3 weeks. By this morning, delivery was 5-6 weeks out.

From this Bloomberg article, from yesterday afternoon:

Given reported production bottlenecks, iPhone X delivery times will be four to six weeks by 8 a.m. New York time and should remain largely unchanged in the following days, said Gene Munster, a veteran Apple...

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05:11
Just as it did with iPhone 8, Best Buy tacks $100...




Customers in a rush to preorder the iPhone X from Best Buy on Friday morning may be in for a bit of sticker shock when they double-check the final bill, as the retailer tacked on an extra $100 for full-price purchases of the handset.

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05:05
Repairing your shiny new iPhone X could cost you $549

One of the decisions any iPhone buyer has to make is whether to take out AppleCare+ coverage, rely on other insurance policies or just pay out yourself for a repair should you break it.

For anyone tempted to assume the risk themselves, Apple’s newly-revealed pricing on iPhone X repairs may make you think again …

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05:03
Apple offers a Leather Folio for the iPhone X

If you’ve ordered an iPhone X — and, apparently, lots of us have — Apple also want you to buy its iPhone X Leather Folio. It’s a $99 case that comes in “cosmos blue,” “taupe,” “berry” and black.

Apple says the case is crafted from “specially tanned and finished European leather for a luxurious look and feel, the iPhone X Leather Folio fits snugly around your iPhone.” Open it, and the smartphone wakes up. Close it and it goes to sleep. 

Inside there’s a soft microfiber lining for added protection, and space to hold your bills, small notes, and several cards. You can keep it on all the time, even when you’re charging wirelessly.

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05:00
Build 20 apps and learn! The Complete iOS 11 &...

One of our most popular deals is back, and if you would like to learn how to program apps for iOS 11 using Apple's Swift programming language, you're going to love it. Rob Percival's "The Complete iOS 11 & Swift Developer Course" is available for a limited time in the Apple World Today Deals Shop for just $15. 

Fifteen bucks! That's like buying a trio of lattes, and instead of getting wired, you're gaining a life skill that can get you a job or make you an indie developer. Here are the course modules:

  • Getting Started

  • Getting Started With Xcode 9 and Swift 4

  • Swift 4 Deep Dive (Playgrounds)...

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04:57
Apple launches a leather sleeve for the 12-inch...

In addition to the iPhone X, Apple also added another item to its online store (and, presumably, at its brick-and-mortar retail stores: a $149 leather sleeve for the 12-inch MacBook.

It’s available in “saddle brown” or “midnight blue.” According to Apple, the sleeve is crafted from high-quality European leather with a soft microfiber lining. The design of this sleeve allows you to charge your 12-inch MacBook while keeping it protected.

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04:53
JFK Files: British reporter got call about...

The Guardian:

A reporter on the UK’s Cambridge Evening News received an anonymous call telling him to ring the US embassy for some big news, 25 minutes before the murder of John F Kennedy in Dallas, newly released documents say.

I realize this is off topic for me, but this hits me deep. The call was local, meaning someone in Cambridge knew of the assassination before the shots were fired. And in all the years since, this significant detail was kept under wraps.

Conspiracy theory? Perhaps. But this comes from MI-5, and is a startlingly new and major development in a story that has been scraped to the bone in the press for many years.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:52
Apple announces non-warranty service pricing for the...

Apple has updated its website with non-warranty service pricing for the iPhone X, which is already back-ordered.

In the United States, Apple will charge flat rates of $279 for screen repairs on the next gen smartphone and $549 for any other damage to the device — unless it’s a manufacturing defect covered by Apple's standard one-year limited warranty. The fees vary in other countries, such as Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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04:46
Delivery window for iPhone X already pushed back to...

Preorders for the iPhone X started at 12 a.m. Pacific Time today, and the delivery window is already pushed back to six weeks.

The first units are due to arrive to customers on Friday, Nov. 3. The iPhone X will come in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999.

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04:42
The iPad Pro as main computer for programming

Jannis Hermanns explores the idea of using an iPad Pro as his main computer for backend development. He’s not doing iOS development, nothing that requires Xcode. But there are a lot of developers for whom this model would work perfectly.

I love the portability, but even with the larger size of the iPad Pro screen, would feel cramped without my large screen second display. Nonetheless, well worth the read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:38
Apple asks SEC for permission to exclude new...

Apple has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for permission to exclude a new shareholder proposal on tying diversity figures for its executives to CEO performance as a way to improve diversity in the company, reports Silicon Beat. The proposal involves Apple’s diversity efforts, or lack thereof, especially regarding senior management positions.

Apple Vice President of Corporate Law Gene Levoff wrote to the SEC on Oct. 9, seeking exclusion on the grounds that the same issue has been proposed twice before in the past five years and received less than 6% of the shareholder vote in its last election, the article adds. Per SEC rules, any proposal that didn’t make the 6% mark can be left off the proxy materials for the next shareholder meeting.

The proposal asks Apple to consider “...

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04:36
Google officially addresses Pixel 2 issues, doubles...

From the Google Forums:

Since launch, we’ve also received reports of suspected issues related to the Pixel 2 XL display. We take these reports very seriously and wanted to provide an update. First, there’s been some feedback about the Pixel 2 XL displays not appearing as vibrant as other phones, and in the past few days, there have been a small number of reports of differential aging (also referred to as “burn-in”) on the Pixel 2 XL’s pOLED screen.

And:

Regarding differential aging, we put all of our products through extensive quality assurance before launch and in the manufacturing of every unit. Thorough testing of the Pixel 2 XL display shows that its decay characteristics are similar to OLED panels used in comparable products. Our current investigation of burn-in, which started as soon as we received the first user report on October 22, confirms that the differential aging is in line with that of other premium smartphones and should not affect the normal,...

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04:26
Surgeon uses iPhone-based ultrasound device to...

A vascular surgeon using his own neck to test an iPhone-based portable ultrasonic scanner found that cancerous cells were present. MIT Technology Review reported

Black-and gray images quickly appeared. John Martin is not a cancer specialist. But he knew that the dark, three-centimeter mass he saw did not belong there. “I was enough of a doctor to know I was in trouble,” he says. It was squamous-cell cancer …

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04:25
AppleInsider podcast tells the best way to get an...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about new iPhone cameras provided by LG, the top tips for getting an iPhone X, HomeKit and Amazon door locks, and more.

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04:22
Twitter pulls “election tampering” advertising

Official Twitter blog:

Twitter has made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, effective immediately. This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government. We did not come to this decision lightly, and are taking this step now as part of our ongoing commitment to help protect the integrity of the user experience on Twitter.

As the blog mentions, Twitter is taking those funds and redirecting to external research “into the use of Twitter in civic engagement and elections, including use of malicious automation and misinformation, with an initial focus on elections and automation”.

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04:00
Apple posts carrier compatibility specs for upcoming...

As with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models, the iPhone X won’t have the same carrier compatibility for all variants.

While GSM is the standard for most carriers around the globe, Sprint and Verizon in the U.S. still use CDMA. Apple hasn’t shared the iPhone X’s exact cellular specifications on its website, but it has stated that the AT&T and T-Mobile variants will be GSM only and won’t work with Verizon and Sprint.

The company has also announced that all models are unlocked, but that the Verizon and Sprint models will have the most carrier flexibility, until Apple offers a SIM-free version.

As of now, potential buyers can pay on a monthly basis, purchase an iPhone X via Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program or buy the iPhone X outright, paying a bit more for an unlocked iPhone X with no carrier and no contract.

The iPhone X is on schedule for release on Friday, November 3rd and Apple has stated that it will have some stock available at its retail locations,...

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04:00
Apple patent involves the Face ID tech on the iPhone...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170308163) for “user detection by a computing device.” It involves the Face ID feature of the iPhone X.

Apple says FaceID is “even more convenient than Touch ID.” With Face ID, the iPhone X unlocks only when you’re looking at it. It’s designed to resist spoofing by photos or masks. Your facial map is encrypted and protected by the Secure Enclave. And authentication happens instantly on the device, not in the cloud.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the patent: “In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally identifies a person's face, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the identification. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines a gaze location in a user interface, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the determination. 

“In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally designates a user as being present at a sound-playback device in accordance with a determination...

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03:37
Apple asks SEC for permission to exclude employee...

Apple has twice defeated a shareholder proposal which would tie CEO Tim Cook’s compensation deal to diversity among its senior executives. This year it wants to go one step further and prevent the proposal getting as far as a vote …

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03:30
How to access the Control Center in iOS 11

You can access Control Center from any screen on your iPhone and iPad, including while you’re in an app or playing a game. However, the procedure has been tweaked a bit in iOS 11.

On most iPhones, as in previous versions of the operating system, you swipe your finger from the bottom of your screen upward. Make sure that you start at the bottom edge of the screen.

The procedure is different for an iPhone X or iPad. On the former, you must pull down from the top right corner of the screen.

On the iPad, the Control Center is located alongside the multitasking switcher and has repurposed the basic flick-up-from-bottom gesture for displaying the Dock. Now you must swipe ALL the way from the bottom of the screen to the top to summon the Control Center.

As before, you can use the Control Center to switch songs, toggle airplane mode, turn on flashlight mode, etc.

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03:04
Google coy about rumored $3B payment to Apple, deal...

It was suggested back in August that Google was paying Apple $3B this year to remain the default search engine on iOS devices. That’s up from the $1B it’s known to have paid in 2014, and – as it’s almost all profit – is estimated to account for a whopping 5% of Apple’s total operating profit for the year …

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02:30
Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 27, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

AK Arts has launched Shark Pool in which you play a shark who must bounce and chomp to protect your home. In the free game, pesky humans have build a swimming pool above your cave and spend their days sunbathing on rafts, tossing around a beach ball, and drinking sofa. Your goal: defend your cave from the invaders

macOS Apps/Updates

FxFactory has released XEffects Viral Video Thirds, a new Final Cut Pro X plugin developed by partner Idustrial Revolution. 

This plugin is based on splitting the screen into thirds, adding graphical overlays and using dynamic transitions to animate between...

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02:00
The Morning After: Friday, October 27th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Depending on your interests, today is possibly iPhone X day, Super Mario Odyssey day, Stranger Things season two day, Assassin's Creed Origins day or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus day. But it's definitely Fri...

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01:21
iPhone X shipping dates slip to 5-6 weeks as...

The iPhone X went on sale just two hours ago, and it is now very much sold out around the world. Almost all models of iPhone X listed on Apple.com are now estimated to ship  at least five weeks out, which means customers trying to order now won’t see the phone until December.

As always, scalpers are trying to profit on the constrained supply with dozens of ‘confirmed preorders’ hitting eBay … with prices skyrocketing above the normal retail price …

more…

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01:02
Amazon's next show follows Ken Block's...

Ken Block is drifting his way onto Amazon Prime Video. The rally driver, and DC Shoes co-founder, is known for making viral videos of his racecar exploits with his collaborators at Hoonigan Media Machine. As part of his Gymkhana series, Block has lef...

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00:45
Apple sells out of launch day iPhone X supply in...




Launch day supply of Apple's iPhone X was exhausted mere minutes after the handset went up for sale early Friday, with rabid demand driving delivery estimates out 4 to 5 weeks for all models, on all carriers.

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Thursday October 26

23:57
Apple quietly launches new 12-inch MacBook leather...

All of the buzz is surrounding the launch of the iPhone X, but Apple has quietly launched a new leather sleeve accessory for the 12-inch MacBook. The Leather Sleeve for 12‑inch MacBook, which looks very similar to the Leather Sleeve for iPad Pro, is available in either Saddle Brown or Midnight Blue. more…

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23:53
iPhone X pre-orders are open -- but there's...

Apple reopened the online store this morning at 3 AM (or maybe a minute later) to sell its new iPhone X, and whether or not supply chain rumors are true, it's already becoming tough to get. Within 30 minutes, orders promising to arrive on launch day...

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23:52
Apple debuts $149 leather 12-inch MacBook sleeve




Apple's iPhone X wasn't the only new item to hit the company's online store on Friday, as a leather sleeve designed to snugly fit the 12-inch MacBook also went up for sale.

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23:11
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As scheduled, Apple took iPhone X preorders live on Friday shortly after 12:01 a.m. Pacific, through the dedicated Apple Store app for iOS and the Apple.com online storefront.

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Apple’s all-new iPhone X with Face ID & more is...

Update #2, 3:30AM ET: 4-5 week shipping times across the board from Apple.

Update: Most all models are now shipping in 2-3 weeks via Apple.

The iPhone X is now available for pre-order on Apple’s website. After 6 hours of downtime, the Apple Online Store has returned with the iPhone X in tow. Head there now to get the pre-order process started.

The iPhone X is also now available from carrier websites:

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England's National Health Service (NHS) could have avoided the ransomware hack that crippled its systems in May, according to a government report. "Basic IT security" was all that was required to prevent the "unsophisticated" WannaCry attack, which a...

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Richard Branson has gained a powerful and extremely wealthy ally that can make his space tourism dreams a reality: Saudi Arabia. The kingdom will invest $1 billion in the Virgin Group's space companies and might even add $480 million more in the futu...

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Apple seeks permission from SEC to exclude proposal...




Apple earlier this month asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to authorize the exclusion of a shareholder proposal that would tie the company's diversity efforts to CEO performance, an action that could negatively impact Tim Cook's compensation.

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Former Xbox Live policy VP Stephen 'StepTo...

Stephen "StepTo" Toulouse, a tech vet, humorist and author well known for his role in managing Xbox Live over the years has passed away. His brother Jeff Toulouse tweeted that "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our brother, Stephen...

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The Gold Wing sets the standard for luxury touring motorcycles so it’s no great surprise they would be the first to include CarPlay.

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High-energy batteries, like the ones in your laptop and smartphone, can fail, which can cause them to overheat and even catch fire. A team of researchers used cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) , a technique that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry...

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Facebook's new tools help build supportive...

Facebook has been steadily improving things for groups on the social network. The company added administration tools like membership insights for community pages. It also created Groups for Pages to let businesses, artists and brands create their own...

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Steel frames rise at next-gen Apple store in Seattle...




Apple is making steady progress on a next-generation retail outlet in Seattle's University Village mall that, once complete, will stand face-to-face with a Microsoft Store located just feet away.

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Apple, other tech companies back LGBTQ efforts in...

Apple is among a handful of companies that have signed a friend of the court brief in a case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. TechCrunch reports Apple, Yelp, Affirm, PayPal, and Salesforce have all signed on in support of the couple…

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Apple online store goes down in preparation of...




As has become tradition, Apple on Thursday took its online store offline as the company prepares to launch preorders for its new iPhone X flagship a minute after midnight on Friday, Pacific time.

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16:46
Apple Online Store goes down in preparation for...

In preparation for iPhone X pre-orders tonight, Apple has taken its Online Store down. Pre-orders kick off at 12:01 AM PT/3:01 AM ET, so expect the store to return then. In the meantime, be sure you’re prepared for iPhone pre-orders!

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Apple, other tech companies back LGBT cause in...




Apple and a handful of high-profile technology firms this week signed an amicus brief supporting LGBT rights in a Supreme Court case over a baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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Which iPhone X model are you pre-ordering tonight? [...

The iPhone X officially goes up for pre-order tonight after seemingly months of rumors and speculation that ultimately led up to Apple’s announcement last month. The iPhone X lineup is pretty simple: two colors and two storage capacities and ahead of pre-orders tonight, we’re curious: What model are you going to snag?

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AWT News Update: October 26, 2017

Planning on being up at 12:01 AM PT tomorrow morning to pre-order an iPhone X? We think a lot of people will be and we give you some tips and other news in today's Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • You might want to consider a Silver 64GB iPhone X if you want a good chance of getting one
  • Concurrent with the iPhone X release on November 3, Apple will be unveiling the revamped Century City store in Los Angeles
  • Another beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 (the fifth) was released today
  • A Google engineer shows a proof of concept app that can use social engineering to make it possible for a malicious developer to capture photos or videos from an iOS device camera

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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14:30
Best Buy has deals on the iPad and iPad Pro

Is it too early to start your holiday shopping? If you think it is, here’s a good reason why you might want to start: Best Buy has deals on the 9.7-inch iPad and the iPad Pro models. These aren’t older models, these are the current versions.

Best Buy also offers a two-year AppleCare plan for $99. If you order an iPad by October 31 or an iPad Pro by November 3, shipping is free. You can also pick it up at your local Best Buy store.

9.7-inch iPad with 128GB (Wi-Fi only): $350

Best Buy is selling the 128GB iPad (Wi-Fi only) for $350. Apple sells this model for $429, so you’ll save $79.

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SAP, Capital One detail work with Jamf in enterprise...




As Apple cements itself as the dominant vendor of premium PCs and mobile devices, corporate IT is increasingly welcoming support for Macs as part of their business. Representatives from SAP and Capital One recently discussed what's involved in bringing Mac choice to their organizations.

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∞ The never-ending game of Dungeons & Dragons

This is amazing. A little weird maybe but the commitment is still amazing.

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Best iPhone X cases, folios, covers and screen...

The day is finally upon us. Pre-orders for the new iPhone X will be kicking off very soon and we are expecting stock to be limited. But don’t worry we have tips for you right here on how to ensure you get your hands on one. While Apple has encouraged customers to arrive early, it also said there will be iPhone X stock in stores.

But whatever way you plan on getting one, you’re going to need a new case for Apple’s all-new iPhone design and this is the place to get one. We have already brought you our favorite iPhone 8/Plus options and now it is time for the X. Down below you’ll find the best iPhone X cases available now as well as some others ready to ship...

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11:54
Spotify planning third reboot of video efforts as...




While Apple is busy readying a slate of high-budget TV shows, Spotify is resetting its attempts at original video for the third time in three years -- hoping to finally find some traction beyond on-demand music, according to one report.

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11:50
Spotify restarts video efforts again as it cancels...

Spotify is reportedly again rebooting its video efforts as the service will cancel both existing original video content as well some planned content it hadn’t yet released.

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11:14
JNUC 2017: Final Day, Final Thoughts

Four months ago I had never heard of Jamf or the Jamf Nation User Conference. Now I feel like I have a good idea of exactly what Jamf does and how it can help health care, education, and businesses deploy and maintain Macs, iPads and Apple TVs. If you are responsible for maintaining multiple Apple products, Jamf is the go-to choice for doing so.

You can totally maintain the Apple equipment and deploy apps, set policies, and perform all admin functions from the Jamf Pro software. You can choose to run the software on premise or let Jamf run it in the cloud on their servers. No matter where you are, Jamf Pro lets you easily maintain any Apple products on your network. There are businesses now using Jamf Pro to maintain well over 100,000 Macs. Jamf Pro 10 will be available October 31. I can totally recommend Jamf Pro for any person or organization wanting to maintain multiple Apple products.

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11:07
Jamf Takes Care of Its Nation

JNUC 2017, the eighth Jamf Nation User Conference, has been an impressive experience. From the organized plans to get here to the excellent hospitality of the Hyatt Regency, JNUC’s venue, this has been the best organized conference I have ever attended.

 

As a first time JNUC attendee and a total Jamf novice, I was nervous. However, everyone has been helpful and very friendly. JNUC is the largest gathering of Apple IT professionals, of which I am not, but I have felt completely welcomed and, most of all, have learned a lot.

The activities began the evening of our arrival with a mixer where we met educational IT professional and longtime Jamf user, Brian Martin. Martin is passionate about Jamf (he was honored with an award at the opening day keynote) and gave a glowing review of Jamf’s service to their users.

The Customer Experience Bar at Jamf Nation. Photo © 2017, Ruby Edwards

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11:02
Carrier compatibility for the various iPhone X models

Like Apple has done with the iPhone 8/8 Plus, the iPhone X won’t have the same carrier compatibility for all variants. Whether you want to keep as many options open for switching to another carrier in the future, or would like to know which models will work for you if your first choice is out of stock as you go to preorder the device, follow along below…

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How to delete the apps left over after an iTunes 12....




Apple's decision to remove the iOS App Store from iTunes as part of the version 12.7 update controversially took away the ability to download apps to a Mac or PC, but all of the locally-stored apps were kept in place. We show you how to delete these files and free up some storage in the process.

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What happened to Las Vegas shooter’s hard drive? It’...

Enlarge / Vehicles drive past a Las Vegas billboard featuring a Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line number on Interstate 515. On October 1, Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured more than 450 after he opened fire on a large crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Local and federal investigators still have not come up with a motive that sparked a Nevada man to commit one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. More than three weeks after Stephen Paddock opened fire and killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others attending a country music festival below his Las Vegas hotel room, authorities appear stumped about uncovering a critical piece of information—Paddock's hard drive—that could potentially lead...

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