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Tuesday January 31

15:36
Apple is firing on all cylinders (well, not counting...

Except for the iPad and Apple TV, Apple is firing on all cylinders (at least fiscally), posting great financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2016. The company made $7.17 billion with its Services category (Apple Pay, AppleCare, iCloud, online stores, and more). 

In a conference call about the fiscal results, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s Services is on the verge of being a Fortune 100 business unto itself. He adds that the goal is to double the $7.17 figure over the next four years. Services now accounts for 9% of Apple’s revenue.

Cook said that Apple Pay is also setting records. Transaction volume for the mobile payment service is up over 500% year-over-year. Apple Pay on the web has almost two million small businesses now accepting it. Comcast will start accepting it later this month, according to Cook.

During the quarter, Apple also sold a record 78.3 million iPhones. That’s up slightly from 74.8 million in the year-ago...

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15:32
Apple Watch sales set new 'record' during...




A "record" number of Apple Watches were sold in Apple's fiscal first quarter of 2017, CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday, though the company is still refusing to break out specific figures.

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15:23
AWT News Update: January 31, 2017

Today's podcast is designed to provide our listeners with the highlights of today's Apple first fiscal quarter 2017 earnings call in five minutes. We listened to the call so you didn't have to, then distilled the hour-long discussion down to a five-minute overview of the most salient points.

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

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Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to a special AWT News Update covering Apple’s first quarter 2017 earnings call.

Apple had a stunning first fiscal quarter of 2017, with record revenues of $78.35 billion exceeding expectations...

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15:23
How to back up and restore a Boot Camp Windows...

As we showed you in our step-by-step tutorial, creating a Boot Camp partition on your Mac to install Windows is easy. The tedious part of the installation is taking Windows through its initial setup process, and configuring it to your liking.

The configuration portion of the install process — initial setup, installing drivers, and downloading needed applications — can take a significant amount of time, so it’s worth backing up your Boot Camp installation after you have it configured to your liking. By doing so, you can easily restore a snapshot of Windows in mere minutes.

Watch our hands-on video walkthrough, as we show you how to back up and restore a Boot Camp Windows partition using Winclone Basic for macOS....

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15:20
Apple Sets a New Record For iPhone Sales

Apple has reported strong financial results for the first quarter of 2017. According to CEO Tim Cook, the "holiday quarter results generated Apple's highest quarterly revenue ever, and broke multiple records along the way." The company took in $78.4 billion in revenue and sold 78 million iPhones. The Verge reports: Apple reported a profit of $17.8 billion, and said its earnings per share were boosted by the high demand for the larger models of its iPhones, which have higher margins. On the earnings call, Chief financial officer Luca Maestri said that customer satisfaction with iPads, and the new iPad pro, was very high. He predicted strong growth in that category. But the sales figures don't reflect that optimism, with unit sales and revenue from iPad both down around 20 percent year over year. With over a billion iOS devices active around the world, Apple has been able to shore up its flagging hardware sales growth with an increase in revenue from services to those devices. This...

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14:54
Apple still acquires 15-20 companies per year, Cook...




Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday that his company's ambitions as far as acquisitions continues apace, with no acquisition apparently too big or too small for the company to consider from a strategic standpoint.

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14:42
Tim Cook: Repatriation of $231B in overseas cash...




With the newly anointed administration of U.S. President Donald Trump signaling a business-friendly environment, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said he's hopeful that his company will be able to finally bring some of its massive $231.3 billion cash hoard back home at a reasonable tax rate.

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14:34
Apple iPad decline continues with 19 percent drop in...




In contrast with Mac and iPhone performance, the iPad continued a long-term decline in Apple's first fiscal quarter of 2017, seeing shipments fall 19 percent year-over-year.

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14:34
Google has open-sourced Chrome for iOS

Google has finally figured out how to open-source Chrome for iOS.

On Tuesday, Google announced that developers could now modify and compile the iOS version of Chrome. Previously, developers could compile open-source versions of Chrome for the web and Android. With this new update, Chrome for iOS is now joining Google’s open-source Chromium project repository. 

Chromium started as an initiative for desktop web development, and in May 2015 Google incorporated Android mobile web browser The iOS version of Chrome was kept apart from Chromium because Apple required “additional complexity” to create a web browser for iOS. Google worked for years to make Chrome for iOS be built on top of both WebKit, the iOS rendering engine, as well as Blink, Google’s rendering engine.

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14:31
Apple sets revenue and iPhone sales records in Q1 of...

Enlarge / iPhone growth helped propel Apple to a much-improved Q1 of 2017. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has just released its earnings report for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, which runs from the beginning of October to the end of December. Things are off to a solid start after a weak 2016—total revenue, iPhone sales, Mac sales, and services all did well, and Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed it was the Apple Watch's best quarter ever, as well. Profit, iPad sales, and sales in China were all down, but they're the only dim spots.

Apple made $17.9 billion in profit and $78.4 billion in revenue, compared to $18.4 billion in profit and $75.87 billion in revenue in Q1 of 2016. The...

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14:24
Apple Q1: Apple Pay users tripled, transaction...

During the company’s Q1 2017 earnings call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced some new milestones for Apple Pay. The company also confirmed that Comcast would soon begin accepting Apple Pay on the web for bill payments.

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14:11
Apple's iPhone hits ASP of $695 in record-...




Apple returned to growth during the holiday quarter thanks in large part to iPhone, sales of which hit an all-time high of 78.3 million units with an average selling price of $695, also a record.

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14:07
Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2017...




Apple returned to growth and exceeded Wall Street expectations on Tuesday, when it reported record revenue, profits and iPhone sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

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14:03
Driven by its App Stores, Apple's '...




Apple's earnings once again broke records for the company, but Services stands out, earning the company $7.17 billion just on Apple Pay, digital content, and others.

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13:59
Apple’s Q1: iPhone 7 slays in a record-setting $78.4...

One year ago, in the first quarter of 2016, Apple reported a record-breaking profit: $18.4 billion on $75.9 billion in revenue. That was great news, but setting the bar so high was a mixed blessing—Apple’s huge uptick in growth ended there, with declining iPhone sales and profits in the three quarters since.

But the company turned that around with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in Apple’s Q1 earnings report on Tuesday. The company broke its own record with $78.4 billion in revenue for the quarter ending December 31—and $54.3 billion of that came from iPhones, of which Apple sold 78.3 million. That’s another record, in case you were wondering.

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13:44
Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q1 2017 earnings call

Apple just announced its earnings for Q1 2017, reporting profits of $17.89 billion on revenues of $78.4 billion. The company sold 78.3 million iPhones, 13 million iPads, and 5.3 million Macs. Next on today’s schedule is Apple’s quarterly earnings call, which will kick-off at 2PM PT/5PM and we’ll have live coverage right here.

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13:44
Apple Q1 2017 Earnings beat the street

Apple just announced its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2017 ending December 31, 2017. 

The company beat the street today, reporting the following:

  • Earnings Per Share (EPS): $3.36 vs. $3.21 expected by a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate
  • Revenue: A record $78.4 billion vs. $77.25 billion expected
  • iPhone sales: 78.3 million, beating 77.42 million expected
  • Services revenue: $7.17 billion
  • Q2 guidance: $2.08 EPS, expected revenue of $53.79 billion

Apple shares have risen a little more than 6 percent over the past quarter during the holiday season, following the release of the iPhone 7, the new MacBook Pro models, and AirPods. Analysts are bullish on Apple, expecting a sustained trend of year-over-year growth. 

The only dark side to the data for the quarter is the iPad. 13,081,000 of the units were sold, down 19 percent from 2016 but up from the previous quarter's sales of 9,267,000 units. Revenue...

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13:41
∞ Apple reports record first quarter results

Apple on Tuesday reported results for its fiscal first quarter and they were really good. The company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.36. These results compare to revenue of $75.9 billion and earnings per diluted share of $3.28 in the year-ago quarter. […]

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13:39
Apple smashes expectations: record setting $78.4B in...




Apple's holiday 2016 quarter was the company's biggest ever, soaring to new heights on sales of 78.3 million iPhones following the launch of the blockbuster iPhone 7 series.

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13:33
Apple announces record quarter with Q1 2017 revenue...

Apple has announced holiday quarter results including $78.4b in revenue and $17.89 billion in profit from 78.3m iPhones, 13m iPads, and 5.3m Macs sold. In addition to holiday sales, Apple’s first quarter for fiscal year 2017 includes the bulk of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales, Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, AirPods, as well as the launch of new MacBook Pro models.

FY17 Q1 results compare to $46.9 billion in revenue, $9 billion in profit, 45.51 million iPhones, 9.28 million iPads, and 4.89 million Macs reported in the previous quarter. Apple’s last record quarter occurred a year prior, Apple reported $75.9 billion in revenue, $18.4 billion in profit, 48 million iPhones, 9.8 million iPads, and 5.3 million Macs for comparison. Analysts...

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13:26
Apple Sees a Return to Growth with Q1 2017’s Record...

Apple’s still not dead, nor even pining for the fjords, as it sees a return to growth thanks to record-setting iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch sales, as well as an ever-growing Services segment. However, the results weren’t so rosy for the iPad and Apple TV.

 

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13:16
Dogs have music preferences

All of us know that animals respond to music (my cats Roger and Chloe love to hang with me when I mix), but are there certain genres that they like better? A new study by the University of Glasgow in conjunction with the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found out that shelter dogs definitely had some music preferences.

My dogs loved Ozzy.

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13:10
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 31, 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

Lakehorn AG has introduced PixWebcam 1.0. The $0.99 app turns any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into an ad-hoc webcam for taking photos in definable intervals. PixWebcam can be used to capture events and activities, like setting up a piece of furniture or a birthday celebration. The interval at which photos are taken can be specified from one minute up to 12 hours. Photos can be customized by changing the size and aspect ratio, adding a date/time stamp, or by adding a custom caption text.

The Iconfactory has launched Linea, a digital drawing app. It’s available for the iPad in the App...

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13:06
Feature Request: iCloud Photo Library support for...

Over the years Apple has made steady improvements to how our devices sync content. On the whole, it’s becoming more seamless to keep photos, videos and other content synced and organized across multiple iOS devices and Macs with software like iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Music Library.

However, one area I believe Apple could really improve the user experience is with photo and video management for multiple users. While iCloud Photo Sharing is a nice social way to share and organize photos with others, it’s not a great option to mange your photo and video collection. A feature I’d really like to see is iCloud Photo Library support for multiple Apple IDs.

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13:05
Apple missed deadline to pay €13 billion in Irish...

Apple is behind with its taxes, but the tax inspector doesn't mind.

Last August, the European Commission closed a three-year investigation of Apple's tax affairs with an order to the Irish government that it should recover about €13 billion (US$14.5 billion) in taxes that it believed Apple had underpaid over the last decade.

Ireland has missed the deadline for recovering the billions, but Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who gave the Irish government four months to collect the taxes, is proving very understanding about the delay.

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12:46
Pandora joins Apple Music in contributing to Hot 100...




Song plays on Pandora are now contributing to how songs rank on Billboard's famous music charts, putting the streaming service in the same league as rivals like Spotify, Google, and Apple Music.

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12:25
Plex acquires Watchup, plans to integrate...




Plex, the company behind the media storage and playback tools, has acquired the personalized streaming news service Watchup, as part of a plan to provide users of the Plex ecosystem more content to watch from their devices.

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11:50
Future iOS release will soon end support for...

Enlarge / iOS 10.3 betas generate warning messages when you run 32-bit apps. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Beta builds of iOS 10.3, the first of which was issued last week, generate warning messages when you try to run older 32-bit apps. The message, originally discovered by PSPDFKit CEO and app developer Peter Steinberger, warns that the apps "will not work with future versions of iOS" and that the app must be updated by its developer in order to continue running. The apps still run in iOS 10.3, but it seems likely that iOS 11 will drop support for them entirely.

Though the error message doesn't...

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11:48
Google has open-sourced Chrome for iOS

Since its launch, Google’s Chromium project has been a desktop-only matter, but that changed in 2015 with the addition of the Android version. Following that, only the iOS version of the browser wasn’t open-source. However, that’s changing today as Google has announced that the code for Chrome on iOS has been moved into the Chromium open-source repository.

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11:39
Google open-sources Chrome browser for Apple's...




Google on Tuesday announced that the iOS version of Chrome is now open-source, something which could potentially aid developers and accelerate official releases of the browser.

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11:28
Get wise with DIYZ

I am completely incompetent, almost dangerous, when it comes to using tools. I wouldn’t even attempt a DIY project without a lot of handholding. This might be just that kind of service, except for the fact it’s not available in Canada.

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11:21
Google Open-Sources Chrome For iOS

Google has uploaded its Chrome for iOS code into the open-source Chromium repository. In other words, Chrome for iOS has now been open-sourced like Chrome for other platforms, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project. From a report: Chromium is the open-source Web browser project that shares much of the same code as Google Chrome, and new features are often added there first. Google intended for Chromium to be the name of the open-source project, while the final product name would be Chrome, but developers have taken the code and released versions under the Chromium name. Eventually, many browser makers started using it as a starting point; Opera, for example, switched its browser base to Chromium in 2013. Since its inception, Chromium was a desktop-only affair. That changed in May 2015 with the open-sourcing of Chrome for Android.


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11:08
Tech companies to meet on legal challenge to...

A group of technology companies plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, said a spokesperson for a company organizing the gathering.

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10:57
Apple's commitment to diversity faces test at...

Apple celebrates diversity, but a big test to its commitment to being inclusive will come at next month's shareholder meeting.

The company is encouraging a vote against a proposal by shareholders to implement an accelerated hiring policy "to increase the diversity of senior management and its board of directors."

But Apple's senior management and board, who are mostly white, fails to represent the company's "diversity and inclusion," argued shareholders Zevin Asset Management and Antonio Avian Maldonado II. They explained their position Tuesday in a rebuttal to Apple's opposition filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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10:52
∞ Watch this four-year-old play drums

That’s some talent.

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10:33
Liveblog: Apple’s Q1 2017 earnings call happens at...

Enlarge / The iPhone 7 and the AirPods. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple will host its earnings call for the first quarter of its fiscal 2017 this afternoon at 5pm Eastern (10pm UK), and we'll be liveblogging the call and the analyst Q&A session to give you all the information along with our insights and charts.

This quarter's results are expected to be a return to year-over-year growth after a disappointing 2016 in which Apple's year-over-year earnings fell for the first time since 2001. Apple's guidance from last quarter predicted that the company would make between $76 and $78 billion this quarter with profit margins between 38 and 38.5 percent. It made $74.6 billion in revenue in Q1 of 2016.

Expect services revenue, a consistent bright spot in Apple's 2016...

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10:26
European Commission pleased with Apple's $14...




Apple has missed the deadline to pay the 13 billion euros ($14 billion) the iPhone producer was ordered to pay Ireland in back taxes, but the European Commission is noting that progress is still being made by Apple to comply with its ruling.

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10:22
The future of iOS is 64-bit only: Apple to stop...

Ever launch an app on your iPhone and then get a pop-up warning that says the app may slow down your iPhone? (I have old versions of certain apps, so it shows up for me every once in a while.) That warning usually appears when you’re using a 32-bit app. You can still run the app, and you probably don’t even notice the slowdown you’ve been warned about (at least in my personal experience).

Your ability to run that 32-bit app is coming to an end. As several other Mac sites have reported, Apple has updated the pop-up warning in the iOS 10.3 beta to say that the 32-bit app you’re running “will not work with future versions of iOS.” The warning goes on to say that the “...

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10:01
Twelve South conjures up a MagicBridge for Mac owners

Twelve South has released the $34.99 MagicBridge. Much like its predecessor, the MagicWand, the MagicBridge connects your Apple Wireless Keyboard and your Magic Trackpad 2, creating a one-piece control surface.

It allows you to place your trackpad on either the left or right side of your wireless keyboard, while sculpted edges hold your devices in place without interfering with touch typing or swiping.  A grill on the back provides complete access to charging ports and power — in either the left or right configuration. 

The MagicBridge is crafted in matte white polycarbonate. According to the folks at Twelve South, it doesn’t block Bluetooth signals. The MagicBridge has silicone pads on the inside to protect your keyboard and trackpad and silicone feet underneath to protect your desk.

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09:59
New vulnerability exploits password recovery system...




Most of Netgear's home and small business router and modem models are affected by a vulnerability in their password recovery system, which could potentially let a hacker assume control or install a botnet, according to a security firm.

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09:40
Super Mario Run gets an easy mode, pulls in the big...

Super Mario Run is getting an easy mode, thanks to an update rolling out Tuesday on iOS. This is great, because as adorable as the game is, it can be kind of hard, especially for kids. Nintendo says easy mode will be “pressure free” so you can just explore the levels without dying over and over. 

Super Mario Run is a free download for iOS, and unlocking the full game is a $10 in-app purchase. During the company's earnings call on Tuesday, Nintendo announced that more than 5 percent of users are buying the full game, but that’s still a lot of gold coins—$53 million so far—and it only launched in the second half of December 2016.

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09:37
Apple still hasn’t paid all that $14 billion it...

Apple hasn’t fully paid the 13 billion euros ($13.9 billion) it owes to Ireland in illegal tax benefits even though the deadline has passed, the European Union's competition says.

"Well the recovery is not done yet but we have been working with the Irish authorizes and we can see that they are moving forward to do the recovery of the unpaid taxes," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said during a press conference in response to a question by CNBC. “It's a tricky thing to do because it's a large sum so of course you have to figure out how to do that. It's not as an escrow account in some of the other cases where it might be 25 or 30 million euros … and therefore I do respect that it's a complicated matter and it may take a little more time.”

Both Ireland and Apple have pledged to fight the decision via the European courts. Vestager...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27″ Retina 5K iMac refurb $1,...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

eBay continues to roll out discounts on Apple-certified refurb 27-inch Retina 5K iMac: 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB $1,300 (Orig. $1,999)

Jaybird’s popular X3 Bluetooth Sport Earbuds drop to...

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09:27
iOS 10.3 likely to drop support for 32-bit apps

According to 9to5Mac, Apple apparently plans to drop support for 32-bit apps in iOS 10.3.

The alert dialog presented when launching a 32-bit app on iOS 10.3 beta 1 now warns users that the app needs to be updated to continue working on future versions of iOS. This suggests that iOS 11 could be the first version to only support 64-bit apps, according to 9to5Mac. iOS 11 will almost certainly be previewed at this summer's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

Apple has supported 64-bit apps on iOS since the launch of the iPhone 5s in September 2013. The company has also required developers submit new apps with 64-bit support since February 2015 and app updates since June 2015.

While legacy 32-bit apps still in the App Store have continued to be supported, iOS 9 included an alert when first launching 32-bit apps that told users the legacy app may slow down device...

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09:05
Scosche USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides...




Accessory producer Scosche has launched the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, a dongle for MacBook that offers users a HDMI port for connecting a 1080p monitor or television, a function offered by previous generations of Apple portable computers.

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08:49
TwelveSouth’s new MagicBridge accessory joins your...

From 9to5Toys.com:

TwelveSouth is introducing the next generation of its MagicWand accessory known as the MagicBridge. The small tray houses both your Apple Magic Keyboard and...

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08:48
Watch Vance Powell track a band using Universal...

Vance Powell is a friend and an amazing audio engineer. He’s worked with some of the best artists in the music industry over the years and at NAMM, he gave a session on how he recorded a project. He goes over the mic choice and even placement of the amps. This is well worth watching.

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08:37
Krita is a fast, flexible, and free Photoshop...

As the article said, this won’t replace Photoshop completely but if your needs are specific and you don’t require the full power of Photoshop, this might be a good alternative for digital artists.

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08:33
Deals: $325-$600 off 15" MacBook Pros; $40 off...




Heading into February, shoppers can pick up a 2015 15" MacBook Pro (new in box) for $1,675 or snap up a refurbished model for $1,399.99. Apple's iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi + LTE) is also $489, while DJI is shipping Mavic Pro Fly More Combos in 7-10 business days for $1,299 including tax.

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08:20
iOS 10.3 beta reveals Apple will cut off 32-bit...




Bringing an era to a close, an upcoming version of iOS -- possibly iOS 11 -- will drop support for 32-bit apps entirely, according to an error message discovered in the first iOS 10.3 beta.

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08:00
Earnings preview: Wall Street expects record $77.4B...




After a period of declining sales, Apple is expected to have returned to growth in the holiday 2016 shopping season, riding high on the popularity of the new iPhone 7 series.

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07:47
How to use voice to control AirPods when you don’t...

Greg Barbosa, 9to5Mac, lays out the voice commands that work for your AirPods, even if you don’t have internet access. This requires you to switch your iOS “Press to Hold and Speak” Accessibility settings from Siri to Voice Control.

Not something you’ll want to do on the fly, but quite helpful if you frequently use your AirPods in an area without net access.

Nice find, Greg.

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07:41
As Windows laptops add LTE, is now the right time...

Apple has been toying with LTE-enabled MacBooks for many years. It even created a prototype MacBook Pro with a SIM slot and cellular antenna way back in 2007.

These days, doing so would be far neater, the latest Apple patent showing how the antenna could be hidden within the hinge mechanism, and an embedded virtual SIM could eliminate the physical one illustrated above. While the company has so far argued that using an iPhone’s WiFi hotspot or carrying an iPad provide plenty of options for mobile Internet use, the threat of competition from LTE-capable Windows laptops might just provide the nudge needed to change Apple’s mind …

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07:31
LG's 5K monitor doesn't work near Wi-Fi...

If you’re eyeing LG’s 27-inch UltraFine 5K display for Mac—the monitor that Apple recommends for Mac users and sells in its online store—you'll want to be aware of an irritating flaw in its design. The Thunderbolt 3-capable display apparently suffers from signal interference, rendering the monitor unusable when it’s within 6.5 feet or so of a wireless router. 

You can find several reviews on Apple’s site complaining about this problem, but 9to5 Mac’s Zac Hall recently gave us a front row seat to this issue. Hall brought the 5K display home for his personal set up and immediately...

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07:17
Apple reportedly nears completion of second retail...




While still unannounced, a photo appears to confirm that Apple is on the verge of opening second store in Cologne, Germany.

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07:07
iOS 10.3 beta 32-bit alert suggests Apple may drop...

Apple appears to be planning to drop support for 32-bit apps in an upcoming version of iOS. The alert dialog presented when launching a 32-bit app on iOS 10.3 beta 1 now warns users that the app needs to be updated to continue working on future versions of iOS. This suggests that iOS 11 expected later this year could be the first version to only support 64-bit apps.

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06:58
How to fasten your Apple Watch band, and a pair of...

This Apple knowledge base page (via 512 Pixels) has beautifully detailed pictures of each Apple Watch band style, along with instructions on properly fastening each band type, as well as tips on getting the best fit.

What I found fascinating about the page was the pair of warnings at the bottom:

Apple Watch, the space gray and rose gold aluminum Apple Watch Sport, the stainless steel portions of some Apple Watch bands, and the magnets in the watch and bands contain some nickel. However, they all fall below the strict nickel restrictions set by European REACh regulation. Therefore, while nickel exposure is unlikely to be a problem, you should be aware of the possibility in case you’re susceptible to nickel-related reactions.

And:

The Apple Watch case, the Milanese Loop, Modern Buckle, and Leather Loop bands contain trace amounts of methacrylates...

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06:57
Github has ‘almost working’ Hackintosh setup for...

Anyone not happy with the latest MacBook Pro options might be interested in a Hackintosh project posted to Github for the Dell XPS 13. Dell describes the machine, which offers Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, as ‘the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet.’

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06:45
Theater mode for Apple Watch

Christian Zibreg, iDownloadBlog, on Apple Watch theater mode:

Activated via a brand new toggle in Control Center, Theater Mode puts your wearable device into silent mode while keeping the screen dark until you tap it or press the Digital Crown or the Side button.

Read the post for all the details, including some nice screen shots and a video that shows theater mode in action.

In a nutshell, you drag up on your Apple Watch screen to bring up control center. Tap the theater mode icon (orange, with two theater masks) to bring up a splash screen with a theater mode button. Tap the button and theater mode is enabled.

In theater mode, your watch screen will not light up in response to notifications or a wrist flick. You’ll need to tap the screen or press the Digital Crown or side button to turn it on.

Two things:

  1. Not sure we need the splash screen button press to enable theater mode. Hopefully, this is a temporary extra step. I turn...

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06:41
Nintendo reveals high unlock rate for 'Super...




Nintendo's mobile efforts are paying off, after the gaming company confirmed better than expected revenue from "Super Mario Run" on iOS, but advised gamers will have to wait a few months before they can play "Animal Crossing" on an iPhone or iPad.

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06:33
Twitter VP Ed Ho promises ‘long overdue’ harassment...

Rich McCormick, The Verge:

Twitter’s vice president of engineering, Ed Ho, has promised to make changes to the service to combat harassment as soon as this week. Speaking on Twitter, Ho said that the company would be rolling out a number of product changes “in the days ahead,” including “long overdue fixes to mute/block” features, and new measures designed stop serial abusers from creating new accounts.

Ho said that making Twitter safer was the company’s primary focus at the moment, and acknowledged its failures in the past to protect users from threats, insults, and other harassment. “We heard you, we didn’t move fast enough last year,” Ho wrote in a threaded series of tweets. “Now we’re thinking about progress in days and hours not weeks and months.”

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06:28
The Iconfactory releases ‘Linea’ for iPad, a...

The Iconfactory is today launching Linea, a straightforward digital drawing app. It’s available now for iPad in the App Store for $9.99. With only four brushes and a maximum of five layers, the app focuses on essentials. It’s a replacement for the digital sketchbook you might carry around in your bag to explore ideas or casually draft compositions.

The whole UI is refined to maximise drawing space and it doesn’t let you get bogged down in customization options. Linea was designed with the Apple Pencil in mind; you can erase with your finger and draw with the Pencil without switching tools. Here’s my hands on …

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06:27
Breaking the American dream

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note:

Here in the Valley tech CEOs are taken to task for their timid protests against the latest bout of xenophobia. ‘It’s not a policy we support’, or ‘this is not the best way’, or ‘we’re concerned’.

I don’t think this is the right perspective. We’ve seen how a Trump tweet can hurt a company and its shareholders. A responsible CEO shouldn’t expose his constituents to irrational wrath. We’ve seen, during the transition, how Trump berated and threatened media executives in off-the record exchanges. Imagine the scenario I saw on Twitter (but can’t find for proper attribution — update: it was @counternotions). Someone calls Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, and in a heavy mafia voice tells him ‘Nice little bidness you have here, be a shame if anything happened to it’. This because Comcast owns NBC and NBC runs Saturday Night Live and its sharp Trump parodies. They hurt their target’s needy ego — because they do what caricatures do,...

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06:27
Lyft for iPhone adds Calendar destinations, surges...




Ridesharing service Lyft has updated its iPhone app with support for iOS Calendar destinations, apparently just in time to take advantage of a boycott of its main competitor, Uber, over the company's response to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial immigration executive order.

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06:17
Tabula is a new writing app for the Mac that...

Charlie Imhoff has released Tabula 1.0 for macOS. It’s a writing app that automatically formats your text as you write. 

Tabula uses an intelligent interpreter that reads and styles text automatically to enable users to create beautiful text documents without touching a styling toolbar or learning complex markup, according to Imhoff. It wraps up its interpretation in handcrafted themes for export, adjusting to screen size so they read comfortably on any device, he adds. 

Tabula requires macOS 10.10 or later. For a limited time, it’s offered for the introductory price of $4.99and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store. Tabula is also available for iOS for the introductory price of $2.99 at the Apple App Store. Tabula for macOS and iOS work together through iCloud Drive, allowing authors to start documents on their iPhones or iPads, and finish them on their Macs.

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06:13
Apple’s first quarter earnings call, today at 2p PT...

Want to listen in? The call will be live streamed here.

Want a bit of detail on what’s expected, what’s at stake? Joe Rossignol pulled together this post for Mac Rumors that does a nice job laying everything out.

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06:09
Property Flip or Hold is a new real estate tool for...

Pixolini has introduced Property Flip or Hold 1.0, a new financial app for macOS. It’s designed to help real estate investors quickly compare return on investment to flip and take profit now or hold and rent property for passive income. 

Property Flip or Hold automatically calculates profit scenario by entering property information like after repair value, repairs, holding cost, taxes, insurance, mortgage information for purchasing for flip, mortgage information for holding, renting and more. It’s designed for: investors for personal use or others; real estate agents; wholesale investors; property flippers; and those who rent property.

Property Flip or Hold requires macOS 10.12 or later. It costs $14.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store.

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06:02
'It's Tricky': Apple Misses the...

Apple has not fully paid the 13 billion euros ($13.9 billion) it owes to Ireland in illegal tax benefits even though the deadline has passed, the European Union's competition said on Tuesday. From a report: "Well the recovery is not done yet but we have been working with the Irish authorizes and we can see that they are moving forward to do the recovery of the unpaid taxes," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said during a press conference in response to a question by CNBC. "It's a tricky thing to do because it's a large sum so of course you have to figure out how to do that. It's not as an escrow account in some of the other cases where it might be 25 or 30 million euros ... and therefore I do respect that it's a complicated matter and it may take a little more time. Last year, the Commission ruled that Ireland must recover 13 billion euros in "illegal tax benefits" from Apple. It found that the U.S. technology giant paid an effective tax rate of 0.005 percent in...

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06:00
SCOSCHE introduces USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

SCOSCHE Industries has released the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, which features three ports and is targeted for Type-C devices such as the 2016 MacBooks and MacBook Pros.

One port is an HDMI connection that allows users to mirror the laptop display to an HDMI-enabled TV or display up to 4K HD. Additionally, it outputs video content such as movies and captured video. You connect the adapter to the Type-C port of the MacBook or other USB-C device and then to a TV or projector via an HDMI cable.

The USB-C Hub also has a Type-A port, allowing users to connect older peripherals and computer accessories, such as flash drives and cameras, to the new Type-C Mac laptops. The Type-A port on the adapter also lets users charge and sync their iPhone, iPad or iPod. The third USB port on the adapter (USB-C) permits pass-through charging of MacBooks or other Type-C computers even when the other ports are in-use.

The USB-C Hub is available now for $59.99 at...

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05:59
Plex plans to add streaming video news service with...

Plex today announced plans to acquire streaming video news service Watchup and deliver the news content directly to the over 10 million people using its media server apps. The deal will bring video news content from CNN, CBS, Sky News, Euronews, the Wall Street Journal, and many others to Plex’s exiting user base. 

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05:50
'Final Fantasy XII' remaster comes to PS4...

Final Fantasy XII, the last in the franchise to grace the PlayStation 2, is getting the remaster treatment on PlayStation 4. Today, at a special event in Tokyo celebrating the series' 30th anniversary, Square Enix announced two release dates for the...

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05:43
Apple applies for two patents regarding augmented...

Apple has applied for two patents regarding augmented reality (AR), both of which would logically (or so it seems to me) involve the iPhone. One patent (number 9,560,273) is for a “wearable information system” having at least one camera.

The system will have at least one camera and a low-power mode and a high power mode. The high-power mode would be activated by a detection of at least one object in at least one field of view of the at least one camera.

In the patent filing, Apple says that AR, as a new user interface paradigm, “has seen great progress, especially based on computer vision algorithms for object recognition and pose estimation. “Head mounted displays, equipped with a camera have been known for some time.

Apple says that one big obstacle for the success of AR-based information systems, which are able to always watch the user's surrounding for interesting objects, is the high power-consumption of image processing algorithms run on...

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05:43
On the day of Apple’s earnings call, analysts...

Apple’s report of its financial results today will be a key one for the company: it will either announce a return to growth after three straight quarters of falling sales, or it will report a full 12 months of decline. We’ve so far seen mixed expectations from analysts, but the latest on-the-day consensus is for a comfortable level of growth …

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05:30
DistilUnion Wally Ether is a clear winner

Going out with the Wally Ether and car keys. Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

Last month, Dennis Sellers reviewed the Wally iPhone case from DistilUnion. Today, the Charleston, SC-based design house released the latest in their handy Wally wallet case line with the new $34.99 Wally Ether

Like the Wally case, the Wally Ether has a leather wallet on the back of the case for carrying up to 4 cards or 3 cards and some cash. But that's where the similarity stops; rather than using a TPE case like the one on the Wally case, the Wally Ether uses a slim clear polycarbonate shell so that you really don't see the case from the front or sides.

The leather exterior is made of full-grain leather  and will age beautifully. A choice of colors -- Ink (black), Hickory (brown), Slate (gray) and...

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05:23
Super Mario Run update for iPhone brings easy mode,...




A new update to "Super Mario Run" eliminates all the stress of the game, with a new "easy mode" removing the timer allowing players to explore the level at their leisure.

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05:19
Nintendo delays its 'Animal Crossing'...

Fans of Isabelle and K.K. Slider will need to wait a little while longer before they can play Animal Crossing on their smartphones. As part of its latest earnings release, Nintendo has revealed that the upcoming mobile adaptation won't be released in...

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05:15
New Apple Campus 2 aerial drone footage released,...

Construction continues on Apple’s new “Campus 2” headquarters, new footage shot by drone revealing signs of work on the canopies, walkways, and plants around the campus buildings despite recent poor weather.

The previous installment from drone pilot Matthew Roberts showed progress was being hampered by poor weather, with waterlogged grounds affecting landscaping efforts. Patches of water accumulated from the storms persist in the latest video, but the site as a whole seems to have drained sufficiently enough to dry off the majority of work areas.

Apple’s research and development facility now features paving in front of the building, offering a solid surface with which to load, unload and park nearby. Lighting poles have been installed around the building, illuminating the paved area as well as walkways to the sides and rear.

A walkway on top of the main transit tunnel is under construction, complete with trees to surround the pathway. Trees are also being...

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05:10
Nintendo’s Animal Crossing delayed from March to at...

Updated with Super Mario Run sales, final paragraph.

Nintendo recently announced that Fire Emblem Heroes will be arriving on iPhone and iPad on February 2, but has now quietly announced that the mobile version of Animal Crossing will launch later than expected. Animal Crossing had originally been expected to make it onto iOS devices sometime in March, but a small note in a financial statement now rules this out …

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05:00
Apple’s Activation Lock website could have played...

Apple’s Activation Lock web site may have been involved in a hack, thus explaining its sudden removal and elimination.

As it turns out, the Activation Lock website was a vital part of a bypass hack used to unlock devices bricked by Activation Lock, perhaps hinting at why Apple shelved it.

The hack centered around the perpetrators changing one or two characters of an invalid serial number, thereby generating a valid serial number for an iOS device. The valid number could then be used to gain full access to the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Recently, when attempting to activate a new or recently restored device, some iPhone owners have found their devices inexplicably locked to another Apple ID account – one with an unknown name and password. The problem has been affecting iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus models since September and can only be fixed by Apple.

Apple has yet to confirm the existence of the hack demonstrated below, but it currently...

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05:00
Hackers Targeted DC Police Cams Days Before...


A ransomware attack darkened the video surveillance system of the District of Columbia's police department eight days before the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump. Video storage devices for 70 percent of the CCTV system reportedly were unable to record anything between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15, as police techies scrambled to combat malicious software found on 123 of 187 networked video recorders. However, the safety of the public was never in jeopardy during the camera blackout, a Secret Service official said.

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04:54
Twitter's rolling out new features to counter...

Twitter said late Monday it is rolling out features soon to counter abuse on its platform, though it did not provide details of the measures it is taking to address the problem.

“We’re taking a completely new approach to abuse on Twitter. Including having a more open & real-time dialogue about it every step of the way,” wrote company CEO Jack Dorsey, referring to a tweet by Ed Ho, vice president for engineering, in which he promised the changes soon.

“This week, we’ll tackle long overdue fixes to mute/block and stopping repeat offenders from creating new accounts,” wrote Ho in one of a series of tweets.

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04:41
Walmart kills its Amazon Prime-style shipping service

After launching it less than a year ago, Walmart is scrapping ShippingPass, a subscription program meant to compete with Amazon Prime's free shipping. Instead, it will offer free two-day shipping without a membership, provided you order goods worth u...

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04:30
ClearGuard is an affordable solution for protecting...

Along with the iVisor Pro 15, Moshi’s $24.95 ClearGuard keyboard protector is a must-have (for me, anyway) accessory for my MacBook Pro with Touch. I’m often sipping a cup of coffee while I work on Apple World Today articles. I’ve yet to spill it on my Mac laptop, but, since I’m a klutz, it’s always possible.

In such an event, the ClearGuard — which has been tweaked for MacBook Pros with Touch Bars — could be a life saver. Instead of silicone (of which some screen protectors are made), Moshi uses thermoplastic urethane that’s about .1 mm thin, so it’s much slimmer than silicone protectors. Installing the ClearGuard is easy -- you remove the cover from protective cardboard and plastic packaging, remove two...

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04:13
Lyft can now pull destinations from your calendar,...

Ordering a Lyft ride just got easier – in theory, at least – as it can now pull destinations from your calendar. Provided you give the app permission to access your iPhone calendar, you can select the ‘Add from calendar’ option under Destinations, and then tap on the event. This follows Uber introducing the same functionality earlier this month.

There is, though, a catch which is likely to limit the functionality for most people …

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04:02
More tech CEOs speak out against Trump's...

More tech leaders have voiced opposition to Trump's immigration policy, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who attended the President's tech summit just a month ago. Bezos said that Amazon has contacted congressional leaders, reached out to the new adm...

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04:00
How to use Quick Look in macOS Sierra

You can use Quick Look in macOS Sierra to view photos, files, or a folder without opening them. You can use Quick Look for items in Finder windows, on your desktop, in emails, in messages, and other places.

(Represented by the blue icon with the smiling face, the Finder is the home base for your Mac. You use it to organize and access almost everything on your Mac, including documents, images, movies, and any other files you have. To use Quick Look:

Select one or more items, then press the Space bar. Or force click an item. A Quick Look window opens. If you selected multiple items, the first item is shown. In the Quick Look window, do any of the following:

Manually enlarge the window: Drag its corners.

See the item in full screen: Click the Full Screen buttonon the left. To return to the previous size, click the Exit Full Screen button .

See the next or previous item: Click the arrows on the left, or press the Left and Right arrow keys. In full...

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03:30
The 10 Mac games you need to play from January 2017

January's Mac games

Image by Fingerlab

With so many exhausting, frustrating, and intensely serious things happening in the world of late, we all could use some fresh distractions to provide some light moments here and there, right? We’re just a month removed from our big list of 2016’s must-play Mac games, but if you’re ready to move onto 2017’s most interesting new releases, we can help you there. 

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03:00
The Morning After: Tuesday, January 31 2017

Over the last 24 hours, you might have missed electronic glasses that auto-focus for you, Google's $4 million contribution to immigration organizations, and Gap's augmented reality dressing room app.

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02:54
Apple patents detail augmented reality device with...




Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents that together describe a mobile augmented reality system capable of detecting its surroundings and displaying generated virtual information to users in real time.

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01:41
Yale's liquid metal material can shed light on...

We most likely won't reach the center of the Earth in this lifetime, but scientists might be able to recreate it with the help of Yale's new liquid metal material. Researchers from the university have created a substance made of various particles sus...

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Watch today's Liverpool vs Chelsea game in 4K...

Are you a soccer (football to the rest of the world) fan with a state-of-the-art home theater? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions and happen to be a BT Sport subscriber, today's match between Chelsea and Liverpool should be of special i...

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22:44
Exploring what made the 'Doom' and '...

The new Doom was almost one of my favorite games last year. While it was edged out at the last minute, there's no denying how refreshing the game was. Developer id's laser-focus on speed, making the player throw caution to the wind and tossing modern...

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21:01
Lego launches a safe social network for kids to...

If your child is a budding Lego genius yearning to show off their creative constructions to the world, then Lego has just the place for them to do it. The company behind the iconic bricks has just launched a new social network made for kids under 13....

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20:14
Cassini captures close-up views of Saturn's...

NASA has released high-resolution close-up images of Saturn's outermost rings captured by Cassini as part of its penultimate mission. The spacecraft has been diving in and out of the rings every week since November, taking images that show features a...

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19:07
Study offers best evidence yet that we're in a...

Don't freak out, but there's a good chance that the entire universe is actually a holographic projection. The theory isn't new -- we've been talking about it since the 90's -- but a new study from researchers in Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom h...

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18:42
Twitter admits 'didn't move fast enough...

After years of hearing users cry out about the abuse on its platform and reacting in ways that may have made its problems even worse, Twitter says it's listening. VP of engineering Ed Ho tweeted tonight that "We heard you, we didn't move fast enough...

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18:02
'BioShock' for iOS is officially dead,...




Following a hyped release in 2014, and a subsequent removal from the App Store due to compatibility issues, developer 2K has revealed its lauded first person shooter "BioShock" is unlikely to make a return to Apple's portable devices.

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17:34
MacBook Pro Touch Bar banned from multiple state bar...

Here's an unexpected drawback of Apple's latest flagship laptops: law students in several states are being asked to disable the Touch Bar on their new MacBook Pros, or leave them at home entirely, if they plan to use the machines when they take the b...

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17:25
LG's UltraFine 5K Display Becomes Useless When...

The LG UltraFine 5K Display was designed in part by Apple to work with the New MacBook Pro and as a replacement for the Thunderbolt Display, which was discontinued late last year. According to 9to5Mac, the display apparently wasn't designed to work next to routers as it will flicker, disconnect, or freeze computers when it's within two meters of a router due to electromagnetic interference. The Verge reports: In emails to 9to5Mac, LG acknowledged the problem -- which LG says isn't an issue for any of its other monitors -- noting that routers "may affect the performance of the monitor" and that users should "have the router placed at least two meters away from the monitor" to avoid issues. Once the monitor was moved into a different room away from the router, 9to5Mac says the issues subsided. Despite the fact that it's insane to require a router to be far away from what is likely the main computer in your home, there's been no indication that LG is working on a fix for the issue,...

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17:21
Apple ceases iOS 10.2 code signing following iOS 10....




After the successful release of iOS 10.2.1 last week, Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 10.2, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system.

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