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Friday September 29

19:25
Uber's ex-CEO surprisingly appoints two new...

When Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down in June, he retained his ownership stake in the company and seat on its board of directors. That made things awkward throughout the company's search for a new CEO, and has initiated a lawsuit fro...

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18:21
ZTE may unveil a dual-screen folding phone in October

Weeks ago, sources told Venturebeat's Evan Blass that ZTE and AT&T had teamed up to release a dual-screen, unfoldable smartphone codenamed the Axon Multy. Today, Android Authority followed up with leaked screenshots of a similarly-designed phone,...

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18:11
Google rumored to replace 2-factor with '...

According to Bloomberg, Google is close to rolling out a hardware replacement for current 2-factor authentication setups. Right now, adding the need for a constantly changing code is one of the best ways to protect your account beyond just a password...

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18:01
Super-thin edible sensors can monitor food...

Biomaterials that are rigid in form but able to degrade safely are everywhere. You can find tech like this in medical implants, environmental sensors and wearable, disposable devices. What's harder to do, though, is to make sensors that you can diges...

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17:54
Sphero launches iPhone-controlled & programmable...




Robot maker Sphero on Friday released the Mini, a smaller version of its signature robot that can be controlled via a Bluetooth-connected iPhone or iPad.

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17:45
Apple Investigating Reports of iPhone 8 Plus Devices...

Apple is currently investigating reports of the iPhone 8 Plus splitting open while being charged with the included cable and plug adapter. The first claim comes from a Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus owner, who posted photos which show damage consistent with a swollen battery. The second claim is from a Japanese owner who posted similar photos of his device, which he says arrived in this state. The Next Web reports: The phone belonged to a Ms. Wu, who recently renewed her phone contract and purchased a 64GB rose gold iPhone 8 Plus. The issue emerged five days after purchasing the phone. Wu placed her phone on charge, using the supplied cable and adaptor. After three minutes, she reported seeing the front panel bulge, and eventually lift completely from the device. According to multiple Taiwanese outlets, the phone was later recovered by the carrier, and has since been shipped to Apple for analysis. 9to5Mac adds: While any incident affecting a new iPhone model is bound to attract media...

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16:26
Disney merges its kid-friendly streaming options...

Disney has combined four of its kid-friendly streaming apps into one all-encompassing one called DisneyNOW. It has everything that the separate Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disney apps had, but all of the content is now consolid...

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16:20
Apple Reports 400 Percent Rise In National Security...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Apple received a record number of national security orders this year, according to its bi-annual report published this week. The company stated it received more than 13,250 national security requests affecting over 9,000 accounts in the first half of 2017. Compared to the same period in 2015, this represents a threefold increase. National Security Requests are subpoenas by the government which oblige companies or individuals to share their data for national security purposes. The requests are usually made in the form of National Security Letters and are demanded only when it's indispensable to an investigation. The reason for this rise in numbers is still unclear. The company also revealed it provided data in 44 non-civil governmental cases, information which hadn't been revealed in its previous reports.

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15:31
Walmart's Jet.com has its own grocery brand...

Walmart has been battling it out with Amazon for some time now and last year it purchased Jet.com to give it an online edge. At the time, Walmart said that the acquisition would bring "fresh ideas and expertise, as well as an attractive brand with pr...

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15:27
Friday 5: Awesome Apple Watch apps to try this...

My hands-on look at the Apple Watch Series 3 is still forthcoming, but I have to say that I’ve been extremely impressed by the potential and speed of this device. The Series 3 is, in my opinion, what the original Apple Watch aspired to be. The hardware has not only increased in efficiency and speed, but the connectivity — with LTE finally in tow — provides it with a measure of independence that seemed like science fiction just a few years ago.

The addition of watchOS 4, an operating system update that brings several fundamental changes and enhancements to the Apple Watch as a whole, is just icing on the cake. In this week’s Friday 5 we take a look at several apps that work great on the Apple Watch Series 3. One such app even works solely on LTE, independent of a paired iPhone or Wi-Fi....

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15:11
Hands-on: GoPro Hero 6 Black




GoPro released its latest action camera product, the Hero 6 Black, on Thursday with a number of incremental upgrades over the year-old Hero 5 Black, most of which are powered by the firm's first in-house designed GP1 chip. AppleInsider was at the launch event in San Francisco to go hands-on with the device.

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15:07
Samsung still waiting on App Store approval to make...




Although the Gear Fit2 Pro went on sale Sept. 15, Samsung is still waiting for Apple to publish a companion iOS app before the fitness tracker can gain promised iPhone compatibility.

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14:40
Tesla is shipping hundreds of Powerwall batteries to...

Tesla is sending hundreds of its Powerwall battery systems to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The commonwealth has been almost entirely without power since after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20th and tore up its energy infrastructure. Once t...

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14:36
AWT News Update: September 29, 2017

A poppin'-open iPhone 8, anyone?

Friday is usually a quiet day in the tech news business, and today -- the last weekday of September -- is no exception. We have a few short stories to end your week:

  • We've had antenna-gate and bend-gate in the past, could the iPhone 8 be introducing "split-gate" to the vernacular?
  • Thousands of Macs in a study sample were found to have the wrong EFI code, something that's troubling security researchers
  • Requests for information on Apple users by the US Government have doubled since last year
  • Be sure to check out AWT's reviews of the Apple TV 4K and Apple Watch Series 3 today

The text version of the...

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14:30
Americans are horrified by DHS plan to track...

Starting October 18th, the Department of Homeland Security will collect and store "social-media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information and search results" in the permanent files of all immigrants. This will include new immigrants, in a...

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14:16
Facebook reportedly tests facial recognition to...

Your face is getting a lot of attention lately. The iPhone X's Face ID is a recent example, as is Android Pay's reportedly upcoming facial authentication for loyalty programs. Airports may soon use the tech to help streamline boarding and security li...

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14:03
Universal Audio: KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay plug-in

Introduced in 1982, the KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay was popularized by U2 guitarist, The Edge, to forge one of the most identifiable guitar sounds in the history of rock. Far from a one-instrument-pony, however, the SDD-3000 also found a home in early new wave and 80’s synth music. Fully endorsed by KORG, the KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay plug-in for UAD and Apollo interfaces exactly captures the original unit’s colorful analog circuitry, and burnished-sounding 13-bit delays.

There is no company that does better emulations than Universal Audio. Take a listen to the sounds on the company’s page.

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13:58
Apple pairs with artists on song & decorations...




In advance of an Oct. 20 opening, Apple has commissioned a song and matching artwork to promote the new store coming to Chicago's Michigan Avenue.

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13:52
Google Drive for iOS updated to make stored...




Google has updated its Google Drive app for iOS to fully integrate the cloud storage service with the Files app introduced in iOS 11, with the latest version of Google's app making it possible to access and manage documents and photos stored on Google's servers.

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13:42
Uber offers basic sign language tips so you can talk...

Back in 2015, Uber added some features for drivers who were deaf and hard of hearing, including visual notifications of impending rides. Today, as a wrap-up for National Deaf Awareness Month, Uber has updated its main app to teach riders how to sign...

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13:19
9to5Rewards: Win an Apple Park tote bag from the new...

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away an Apple Park tote bag, the same one that Apple will sell at its new Apple Park Visitor Center retail store when it officially opens in the coming months.

The exclusive Apple Park swag at the Visitor Center store isn’t available to the public just yet, but the store was open for one day to press during Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X event earlier this month at the new campus.

more…

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13:11
‘Mario Bros.’ is The Switch's first classic game

Nintendo has added the first classic game you can buy on the Switch Eshop: The original Mario Bros (the arcade game, not the NES platformer). The title was announced during Nintendo Direct earlier this month as the first of several quarter crunchers...

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13:00
Why buy the cow when you can biofabricate the milk...

Thought to have been Lord Krishna's favorite animal, the cow has achieved a uniquely sacred status in India. Their slaughter is prohibited through most of the country, beef consumption is largely outlawed as well and woe be the unlucky soul accused o...

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12:57
New Michigan Avenue Apple Store in Chicago featuring...

Apple’s latest retail flagship to receive a new store is its Michigan Avenue, Chicago location. Set for a grand opening on October 20, the company has a new webpage dedicated to the store. Continuing a trend seen used at its Dubai store, the soon-to-open Michigan Avenue location is already featuring local artists.

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12:35
Apple Watch Series 3 review: A solid improvement...

The Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular, showing the Explorer watch face and the Dark Olive Sport Loop Band

Last Friday, I received a nice self-purchased present for my 60th birthday -- an Apple Watch Series 3 with the Dark Olive Sport Loop Band. Prior to the arrival of the Series 3, I hadn't updated my Watch since the original came out in April of 2015. Combined with watchOS 4, the newest Apple smartwatch is an impressively powerful update when compared to the original device. In this post, I'll take you on a detailed tour of the new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular.

Design

The Series 3 is almost identical to the original Apple Watch, with Apple noting during the September 12 keynote that the thickness of the Series 3 has increased by the thickness of two sheets of paper -- about .05mm. The biggest change is the red dot on the end of the Digital Crown that shows that it has LTE...

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11:05
Critical EFI Code in Millions of Macs Isn't...

Andy Greenberg, writing for Wired:At today's Ekoparty security conference, security firm Duo plans to present research on how it delved into the guts of tens of thousands of computers to measure the real-world state of Apple's so-called extensible firmware interface, or EFI. This is the firmware that runs before your PC's operating system boots and has the potential to corrupt practically everything else that happens on your machine. Duo found that even Macs with perfectly updated operating systems often have much older EFI code, due to either Apple's neglecting to push out EFI updates to those machines or failing to warn users when their firmware update hits a technical glitch and silently fails. For certain models of Apple laptops and desktop computers, close to a third or half of machines have EFI versions that haven't kept pace with their operating system system updates. And for many models, Apple hasn't released new firmware updates at all, leaving a subset of Apple machines...

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10:09
APFS in High Sierra causing problems for Unity...




Game development engine producers Unity has strongly recommended to its users to avoid the upgrade to macOS 10.13 for the moment, as despite the firm fixing a number of issues that plagued developers using the tool with High Sierra's beta releases, there are still some faults that need to be rectified to make the game engine stable on Apple's latest operating system -- and APFS is inducing problems in other game titles as well.

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09:52
Better late than never: the Apple TV 4K is a...

On Sept. 12, Apple finally rolled out a product that I’ve been waiting for: the Apple TV 4K with HDR. I have a 4K TV (but it lacks HDR support — darn it!), so it’s a welcome upgrade. And one that helps Apple catch up with the competition.

4K is known as Ultra High Definition (UHD), while 1080P is simply labelled High Definition (HD). As their names imply, 4K UHD has a considerably higher resolution than 1080P HD video. 4K resolution is exactly 3840 x 2160 pixels, whilst 1080P consists of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of techniques used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminositythan possible using standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter. 

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09:35
Nikkei Asian Review: Apple to switch Macs from Intel...

Nikkei Asian Review, first on Apple rolling their own modem chip:

Two other chip industry executives also echoed Li’s view that Apple will develop its own modem chips or at least boost its related capabilities – a view bolstered by Apple’s poaching top Qualcomm modem chip engineer Esin Terzioglu earlier this year.

But Li added it is was unlikely that Apple could quickly roll out such components within two years. Modem chips have a very high threshold to develop and need to fulfill requirements of different operators worldwide.

A veteran chip industry executive estimates that it would require more than a minimum one thousand engineers to work on such a project.

As far as Macs go:

Core processor chips for the MacBook range is another area Apple is trying to venture into.

Two industry sources say that Apple is trying to cut its dependence on Intel when it comes to notebook chips and instead build those using ARM architecture, referring to the...

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09:35
iPhone X the "greenest" Apple product ever

When it arrives in November, the iPhone X will have less environmental impact than any of Apple's previous products. The company has issued an environmental impact report for the high-end smartphone (PDF) that shows it is more recyclable than previous devices and is free from toxic materials.

The iPhone X uses no beryllium, brominated flame retardants, mercury or polyvinyl chloride, and the glass is arsenic-free. The frame of the phone is easily recycled stainless steel. The battery (Lithium Polymer) is free of mercury, lead and cadmium, heavy metals that have a severe environmental impact during mining, processing, and disposal. 

Even the packaging of the iPhone X is almost as green as it gets: it's made from 175 grams of fibers from bamboo, managed forests, recycled paper and waste sugar cane. The only plastic used is 8 grams of plastic film used to cover...

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09:33
Winclone: Backup your Boot Camp partition

Thanks to Twocanoes Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. If you are upgrading to High Sierra and have a Boot Camp partition, check out Winclone 6. Winclone 6 is the ideal Mac App for backing up your Boot Camp partition. You spent a ton of time getting your Windows setup just right, and Winclone makes sure that you can always get back to that same setup. Winclone creates a exact clone of your Boot Camp partition, including all Windows system files, applications, and data. If you have a failed update, bad drive, or ransomware attack in Windows, you just restore your Winclone backup and you are back up and running.

Get 50% off Winclone 6 with code WCLOOPHS through Sept 30th.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy 2-Day Sale, iDevices...

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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09:18
How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook...

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were tremendous: even an aging machine became markedly (5x) faster, silent, and — unexpectedly — more fun to use. All for much less than the price of a new Mac.

Today, high-capacity SSDs are more affordable than ever. Replacing your old 500GB hard drive with a same-sized SSD from a reputable manufacturer costs only $150, while...

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09:17
Apple reportedly snaps up French computer vision...




Apple has allegedly purchased early-phase startup Regaind, a company in the midst of developing a new algorithm for analyzing the content and quality of photos.

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09:15
Apple acquired computer vision photo analysis firm...

Apple has acquired Regaind, a French startup that focused on using its computer vision API to recognize content within photos, TechCrunch reports. Apple issued the standard confirmation statement to TC when asked about the company purchase.

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09:08
Apple buys French computer vision startup Regaind

Apple is always looking to acquire companies that are developing technologies that can be used in future products. TechCrunch is reporting that Apple has acquired a French computer vision startup called Regaind, which has apparently been developing a computer vision API for the analysis of photo content.

As TechCrunch's Romain Dillet explains, "Regaind goes one step further (than Photos) and can tell you the technical and aesthetical values of your photos. For instance, if you shoot a bunch of photos in burst mode, Regaind could automatically find the best shot and use it as the main shot in your photo library. Regaind could also hide duplicates."

The technology could improve Photos "Memories", create recap videos with only the best shots, and use the best possible photo as cover art. Dillet notes that Regaind analyzes faces to determine...

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08:54
iPhone X report shows device with less environmental...




Apple has rolled out an iPhone X-specific environmental impact, with the page suggesting that the high-end OLED device is more recyclable with less impact on the environment than any of the company's devices that have come before.

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08:32
Review: Apple TV 4K is an impressive extension of...




The oft-complained about lack of support for 4K has been rectified in the update to the Apple TV. The new Apple TV 4K not only has the higher resolution but support for HDR -- and AppleInsider has examined it in detail.

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08:22
∞ Studio Ghibli in real life

[VIDEO] If you are a fan of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki films like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Howl’s Moving Castle, you will definitely recognize the style of this video (embedded in the main Loop post). Beautifully done.

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08:14
∞ How to zoom an Apple Map with one finger

I love this tip. Here’s how to do it:

  • Bring up Apple Maps.
  • Double-tap in the map, but on the second tap, don’t lift your finger. So tap-lift-tap-leave.
  • Now slide up or down to zoom in and out.

This also works with Google Maps but, interestingly, it works the exact opposite way. On Google Maps, slide up to zoom out, down to zoom in.

Here’s an Apple Support document that contains this tip and a ton more iOS 11 chewy goodness. [H/T Fabrice Dubois]

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08:06
Rogue Amoeba Marks Its 15th Anniversary

Congratulations to our friends at Rogue Amoeba for 15 years of providing great audio software to the Mac community!

 

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07:37
External Link: Hey FCC, iPhones No Longer Have FM...

Ajit Pai, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, has called on Apple to activate hidden FM chips in iPhones to aid in hurricane relief efforts. The only problem, as Daring Fireball’s John Gruber points out, is that newer iPhones don’t have such chips. FM chips did exist incidentally in older iPhones, but they weren’t wired up in such a way to work at all. While Pai may be well-intentioned (or else he’s trying to distract attention from how the FCC has responded to the recent hurricanes), his crusade against Apple is ultimately a quixotic quest he could have avoided with a little research.

 

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07:30
Apple looking to develop custom ARM chips for future...




Apple is not only interested in chip production for the iPhone and iPad, but developing its own CPU for laptops, modems for the iPhone, and its own touchscreen processing system, a new report claims.

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07:30
Taiwanese media report iPhone 8 Plus cracked open...

There are pictures of the phone, and of another phone with a similar symptom.

From the article:

So far, the finger of blame is being pointed at the battery. Unconfirmed reports state the iPhone 8 Plus uses the same battery manufacturer, Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

But it’s worth remembering a couple of things. Firstly, many of the details surrounding this incident are hazy and unconfirmed. Take them with a grain of salt.

Exactly. If this is a widespread issue, we’ll see confirmed reports. If it’s a few flawed phones, this will quickly die off.

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07:24
Steve Ballmer, third grade basketball coach

This piece is interesting, funny, and insightful. He coached his third graders like he ran Microsoft. Fascinating that his players had no idea who he was, beyond being their coach.

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07:17
Why you may have issues sending SMS texts via Apple...

Scott Stein, on sending SMS texts via his cellular Apple Watch:

I have experienced some quirks, particularly with text messages, and investigating them revealed some limitations in how the Apple Watch handles its wireless interactions.

And:

The Apple Watch really, really wants your phone to be powered on somewhere, connected to Wi-Fi or LTE. That location doesn’t have to be anywhere near the Watch, however. Your iPhone can be sitting on your nightstand at home, and you could be 50 miles away — though, obviously, someplace that still has cellular coverage.

The different scenarios are subtle. Scott does a nice job of laying out the rules. And here’s an Apple support page that addresses these issues, though I think Scott’s writeup better addresses the scenarios involving SMS.

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07:06
∞ The FCC calls Apple out on FM, and Apple’s response

The Chairman of the FCC and Apple, on the FCC’s request that Apple flip the switch on their non-existent FM chip. […]

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07:04
Security study finds old or improperly updated Macs...




A new study postulates that Apple's lack of transparency about firmware updates could be lulling users and system administrators into a false sense of security -- but the situation on Windows computers is far worse, and an attack focusing on EFI modification needs to be highly focused and specifically targeted.

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06:53
Apple touts environmental credentials of iPhone X...

Apple is proud of its environmental credentials, and publishes an annual Environmental Responsibility Report to describe its goals and the actions taken to achieve them. But the company has now gone further, and published a specific environmental report on the upcoming iPhone X.

The four-page report details everything from the breakdown of materials used to produce both the phone and its packaging, through to the greenhouse gas emissions involved in every stage from production to eventual recycling …

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06:52
∞ Billboard interview with Apple Music team, and two...

From the preamble from Billboard’s interview with Jimmy Iovine, Larry Jackson, and Zane Lowe:

Apple Music tells Billboard that it now counts well over 30 million ­paying ­subscribers, helping fuel a 17 percent revenue jump for the U.S. recorded-music business in the first half of 2017 over the same period a year ago, according to the RIAA. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs issued a report in August predicting that ­subscription streaming would drive the global record business to nearly triple to $41 billion by 2030.

And:

[Iovine] is working to crack what he sees as the music industry’s biggest challenge: how to inject enough “soul” into subscription streaming services so that fans will pay $10 a month instead of listening to their tunes on free services, which are also growing fast.

To do it, he...

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06:39
Duo Security: ‘alarming’ number of Macs vulnerable...

An “alarming” number of Macs remain vulnerable to known exploits that completely undermine their security and are almost impossible to detect or fix even after receiving all security updates available from Apple, reports ars technica.

The article says that, per an analysis by the security firm Duo Security of more than 73,000 Macs, several retain vulnerabilities that remain in the Extensible Firmware Interface, or EFI — the software located on a computer motherboard that runs first when a Mac is turned on. EFI identifies what hardware components are available, starts those components up, and hands them over to the operating system.

On average, 4.2% of the Macs analyzed ran EFI versions that were different from what was prescribed by the hardware model and OS version, according to Duo Security. Attacks...

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06:29
Apple reportedly wants develop its own chips for Mac...

Apple is expanding efforts to develop proprietary semiconductors to better compete in artificial intelligence, reducing reliance on major suppliers such as Intel and Qualcomm, reports Nikkei, quoting unnamed “industry sources in Asia.”

"By designing its own chips, Apple can better differentiate itself from others. Further, depending too much on other chip suppliers in the age of artificial intelligence will deter its development," said Mark Li, a Hong Kong-based analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein.

Apple is already building its own iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch chips. It has also created fingerprint chips, and designed a chip for its AirPods that allows pairing with other Apple hardware. The tech giant also built the AI chip powering facial recognition in the upcoming iPhone X. However, the company also wants to build the core...

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06:01
Apple is the world’s ‘Most Technologically Advanced...

Apple is perceived by technology professionals to be the "most technologically advanced" company worldwide, according to a September survey by Decision Analyst

The marketing research and analytical consulting firm. Decision Analyst surveyed more than 1,000 technology professionals worldwide — a group that includes engineers, scientists, computer programmers, and other technology executives. Survey participants were shown a list of 68 leading technology companies and asked to choose the five "most technologically advanced" companies. Apple was chosen by a higher percentage (46.9%) of technology professionals than any other company.

The perception of Apple as the top technology company was consistent across the technology professionals surveyed in the U.S., Canada, European Union, Russia, Asia, and Latin America. Other companies perceived as top technology leaders are Microsoft (40.4%), Samsung (36.9%),...

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06:00
Give Apple Mail the heave-ho with Postbox 5 for Mac

Even with this week's update to Apple Mail on the Mac as part of macOS High Sierra, there are still a lot of things to dislike about the default email app for Mac. Fortunately, there's Postbox 5 for Mac (or Windows), a popular and high-rated email app that makes organization of your emails fast and easy. It's 25% off for a limited time in the Apple World Today Deals Shop.

Postbox 5 lets you compose messages faster, send and find attachments more easily, and clean up inbox clutter. Features include:

  • Keep all your accounts in one place, organized, searchable, w/ custom views to suit your needs
  • Create custom tags for projects,...
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05:57
Study shows 4.2% of Macs running insecure firmware;...

Analysis of more than 73,000 Macs showed that some 4.2% of them were running the wrong firmware, leaving them vulnerable to attacks like Thunderstrike. For one model, the percentage was a staggering 43%.

Firmware exploits are among the most dangerous, because they potentially give an attacker complete control of a machine, are not detected by macOS security scans and remain in place even if you format or replace a drive and do a fresh install of macOS …

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05:50
AppleInsider podcast reviews iPhone 8 & Apple...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the best things he's found using the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Neil also comes back to talk about his experiences with the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular.

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05:15
FCC pushes for Apple to activate FM transmitters in...

Following up on renewed pressure from the National Association of Broadcasters urging Apple to the FM radio capabilities built into the wireless modem of every iPhone, FCC chairman Ajit Pai has stated that he hopes Apple will “reconsider its position” following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which have devastated parts of the United States, including Florida and Texas, and Caribbean islands like Barbuda, Dominica, and Puerto Rico.

Pai went on record to state that “it is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first.”

The comment comes from Pai’s following full statement:

“In recent years, I have repeatedly called on the wireless industry to activate the FM chips that are already installed in almost all smartphones sold in the United States. And I’ve specifically pointed out the public safety benefits of doing so. In fact, in my first public speech after I became Chairman, I observed that ‘[y]ou could make a case...

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05:07
Woman claims she suffered ‘permanent disability’...

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that she suffered a severe injury when a display bracket fell onto her arm during a visit to a Florida Apple Store …

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05:01
An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to...

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An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to known exploits that completely undermine their security and are almost impossible to detect or fix even after receiving all security updates available from Apple, a comprehensive study released Friday has concluded.

The exposure results from known vulnerabilities that remain in the Extensible Firmware Interface, or EFI, which is the software located on a computer motherboard that runs first when a Mac is turned on. EFI identifies what hardware components are available, starts those components up, and hands them over to the operating system. Over the past few years, Apple has released updates that patch a host...

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05:00
Apple Pay Cash feature could arrive in late October

Apple Pay Cash, Apple’s upcoming person-to-person payment feature that was announced at WWDC this past June, looks to be scheduled for release in late October.

Apple Pay Cash will allow Apple Pay users to quickly send and receive secure payments between friends and family. iOS 11 and watchOS 4 users will be able to use the Messages app, or utilize Siri to pay someone using credit and debit cards available in the Wallet app. Received payments are instantly deposited on a new Apple Pay Cash card that will be added to Apple Wallet, and money will be available for immediate usage.

The new betas for both watchOS 4.1 and iOS 11.1 which were released on Wednesday didn’t mention Apple Pay Cash as a new feature present in the software, although an Apple Watch Series 1 web page suggests that the feature could arrive near the end of October.

The Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone 8 web pages continue to indicate that Apple Pay Cash will arrive this fall.

Stay...

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05:00
Two Apple patent filings involve the upcoming...

Apple has filed for two patents involving the upcoming HomePod speaker system. Apple’s HomePod is expected to go on sale in December and cost $349. The device is just under seven inches tall and looks like a piece of furniture. It will be available in both space gray and white, and also acts as a hub for HomeKit devices to provide remote access to home automation.

Patent number 20170280231 is for a “loudspeaker with reduced audio coloration caused by reflections from a surface.” It’s designed to reduce the effects caused by reflections off a surface on which the loudspeaker is resting. 

In one embodiment, the loudspeaker has individual transducers that are situated to be within a specified distance from the reflective surface, e.g., a baseplate that rests on a tabletop or floor surface, such that the travel distances of the reflected sounds and direct sounds from the transducers are nearly equivalent. 

Patent number 2017028265 is for a “method to determine...

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05:00
Google Assistant Goes to Work for Nvidia's...


Nvidia on Thursday announced that its Shield TV now includes Google Assistant as part of its Shield Experience Upgrade 6.0 update, which is now available for download. The update also lets the Shield device work as a SmartThings Hub when paired with a SmartThinks Link. The SmartThings Link, which can be used to connect Shield TV as a SmartThings Hub, will be released in the coming months with a promotional launch price of $14.99. Shield TV supports voice commands to search apps, play and pause TV, and seek out particular programs.

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04:30
iPhone 8 Plus reportedly splits open while charging...

A Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus owner has claimed that her device split open while being charged with the supplied cable and plug adapter. She posted photos which show damage consistent with a swollen battery.

A Japanese owner has posted similar photos of his device, which he says arrived in this state …

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04:30
How to set up and use cellular on the Apple Watch...

With the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), you can set up and use cellular, making the smartwatch a kind of “mini-iPhone.” You’ll be able to make calls, reply to messages, receive notifications, and more, with just your Apple Watch even when you aren't connected to your iPhone or Wi-Fi.

Here’s what you’ll need Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular); an iPhone 6 or later with the latest version of iOS and a cellular service plan with a supported carrier (your iPhone and Apple Watch must use the same carrier). Before you set up cellular, check for updates to your carrier settings.

You can activate the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) when you first set up your Apple Watch.  Or you can set it up later with these steps:

  • On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  • Tap the My Watch tab, then tap Cellular.
  • Tap Set Up Cellular.
  • Follow the instructions for your...
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04:01
Cook and Schiller point to new privacy page, much...

Apple has long stressed its strong commitment to user privacy, and we mentioned in passing a couple of days ago that it had refreshed its privacy page with a new look and updated information.

The company is clearly keen to draw attention to the updated page, with both Tim Cook and Phil Schiller tweeting links to it …

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04:00
The Spike Wallet is great for carrying the bare...

By Aaron Lee

As Apple Pay gains popularity, and loyalty cards and receipts can be accessed from smartphones, it may be time to downsize the typical wallet. WaterField Designs’ Spike Wallet is an ultra-minimalist, all-leather case ideal for carrying the remaining bare essentials: driver’s license, transit card and a few bills.

The Spike fits easily into a front pocket in a “barely there” fashion, and its grizzly distressed leather develops a beautiful patina with use. The Spike’s carefully-chosen leather withstands rugged use and just keeps getting better looking over time

The Spike is available in two sizes—one for essential cards and one for cards plus cash (and even a house key). Each is laser cut and solidly stitched for durability.

The Spike’s grizzly, distressed, full-grain leather is culled from the most durable top layer of the hide, where the grain is tightest and most...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 28, 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

SCALE-1 PORTAL has introduced Ghost Blasters 2. It’s a free gghost hunting game for iOS devices running iOS 11 or greater. Offering an augmented reality experience leveraging Apple's new ARKit, Ghost Blasters 2 turns the mobile device into an ectoplasmic energy radar revealing hidden ghosts in the real world. The player has to find and catch the ghost through first-person view battles.

Drugi Kat has unveiled BloksOut 1.0 (https://itunes.apple.com/app/bloksout/id1187610020). In the free game, players crush...

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03:26
PSA: You can’t yet edit iOS 11 iPhone video in FCP X...

Apple’s ‘just works’ philosophy has hit a snag for those shooting video on an iPhone for editing in Final Cut Pro X: the app doesn’t yet support the new H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding used in iOS 11.

The HEVC codec is, as the name suggests, a far more space-efficient way to compress video, reducing the space needed to store video by as much as 50%. But right now, any HEVC video footage you import into FCP X will be unusable …

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00:40
iPhone X: Everything you need to know about Apple...

iPhone X: It’s real, it’s here, and it’s very expensive. After months of rumor and speculation, followed by the biggest pre-launch leak ever, on Apple finally revealed the iPhone X during the company’s annual fall press event in September.

This is a radical departure from the form factor of every other iPhone out there, including the brand-new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It comes with a jet-black edge-to-edge OLED screen topped by a TrueDetect camera system that enables a brand-new Face ID unlocking system and Animoji features.

To read this...

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Thursday September 28

22:40
SpaceX unveils Mars city plan, will fly two cargo...

SpaceX hopes to land at least two cargo missions to Mars a mere five years from now. The aerospace company's chief, Elon Musk, has discussed its plans at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Australia. He talked about how SpaceX intends...

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22:27
Elon Musk proposes using SpaceX's 'BFR...

A rocket built for traveling throughout our solar system could revolutionize travel on Earth, according to Elon Musk. Using a "BFR" flying at a max speed of 18,000 mph, he says we could fly anywhere on Earth in under an hour. Musk revealed the plan d...

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21:11
Hazel 4.2

The Copy action now uses the cloning feature on APFS drives. ($32 new, free update, 9.4 MB)

 

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20:13
FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need...

A fingerprick isn't just a fingerprick when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you t...

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18:57
Watch Elon Musk reveal 'something special...

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he "Will be announcing something really special at today's talk" and you can watch the live stream on YouTube. Musk is speaking at the 68th International Astronautical Congress 2017 in Adelaide, Australia, where he's...

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18:37
How to watch the Major League Baseball playoffs and...

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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18:31
Video: What to expect from iOS 11.1 on your iPhone...




Apple has relaunched the beta process with new versions of iOS 11, watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra, and tvOS 11. Here's what to expect from iOS 11.1 on your iPhone, or iPad.

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17:56
Inside iOS 11: HomeKit gains multi-person geofencing...




With iOS 11, Apple has enabled more complexity in the triggers for HomeKit scenes and events, making them adaptable to a wider variety of circumstances -- such as only turning off the lights in your home when everyone has left.

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17:46
Roli makes its Blocks music-making module more...

British music company Roli introduced an affordable, innovative music-making gadget last year called Roli Blocks. It's a set of modular synth controllers that can snap together and connect via Bluetooth to your iOS device. Roli is now updating the iO...

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17:06
Video: Apple Watch Series 3 gets LTE Apple Music...




Just two weeks after the official release of watchOS 4.0, Apple has started the beta process anew with watchOS 4.1. AppleInsider examines the marquee feature of the release -- Apple Music streaming over LTE.

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16:58
Anker crammed a projector into a soda can-sized...

While every CES brings a new set of smaller and smarter devices, the age of the mobile projector hasn't quite arrived. But gadget company Anker's Nebula Capsule, launched today on Indiegogo, makes a strong argument by bundling a speaker and Bluetooth...

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16:49
Adobe previews upcoming Variable Fonts feature for...

Adobe today has offered a sneak peek at some upcoming enhancements to Photoshop. In a video on YouTube, the company showcased a new Variable Fonts feature that allows designers to have an added layer of customization..

more…

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16:25
Snapchat opens its popular AR World Lenses feature...

Over the last month, Snapchat has been rolling out a new World Lenses feature that uses augmented reality to place Bitmoji and other designs over real-world environments. Now, Snap is expanding those 3D Lenses to advertisers as it continues to look for new ways to monetize its platform….

more…

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16:20
Apple Recommends Children Under 13, Twins and...

According to a security guide published Wednesday, Apple recommends that children under the age of 13 do not use Face ID on the iPhone X due to the probability of a false match being significantly higher for young children. The company said this was because "their distinct facial features may not have fully developed." They also recommend that twins and siblings do not use the new feature. The Guardian reports: In all those situations, the company recommends concerned users disable Face ID and use a passcode instead. With Face ID, Apple has implemented a secondary system that exclusively looks out for attempts to fool the technology. Both the authentication and spoofing defense are based on machine learning, but while the former is trained to identify individuals from their faces, the latter is used to look for telltale signs of cheating. "An additional neural network that's trained to spot and resist spoofing defends against attempts to unlock your phone with photos or masks," the...

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16:20
Inside iOS 11: Run four iPad apps on screen at once...




Multitasking capabilities on the iPad have gone up to 11 (or, to be more exact, four) in iOS 11, giving users the power to run more apps onscreen at once than ever before.

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16:13
Dubai is building a mock Martian city

Someday, you could take a flying taxi from Dubai to a Martian city in the middle of the desert right here on Earth. In preparation for its plans to establish a settlement on the red planet, the United Arab Emirates has announced that it's building a...

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15:36
FAA will restrict drones from flying around the...

On October 5th, hobbyists will no longer be able to fly their drones around ten US landmarks. The Department of the Interior and the FAA have restricted UAV flights within 400 feet of the monuments, which include the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore...

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15:06
Trio of Disney Channel iPhone and iPad apps...




Making good on a promise to do so, Disney has combined three of its content-providing apps, consolidating Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior into DisneyNow.

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15:03
ACLU challenges DOJ request for info on 6,000 anti-...

Way back in January, 200 protesters were arrested at Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration for felony rioting. The resulting investigation into their activities has been a rollercoaster of complaints alleging DOJ overreach, including the departmen...

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15:02
Apple: it’s impossible to enable FM reception in...

Apple has issued a statement to growing pressure to activate FM terrestrial radio features inside iPhones for safety reasons

Here’s what the tech giant says: “Apple cares deeply about the safety of our users, especially during times of crisis and that’s why we have engineered safety solutions into our products. Users can dial emergency services and access Medical ID card information directly from the Lock Screen, and we enable government emergency notifications, ranging from Weather Advisories to AMBER alerts. iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do not have FM radio chips in them nor do they have antennas designed to support FM signals, so it is not possible to enable FM reception in these products.”

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14:46
Two states say the DHS is wrong about election...

Just a few days ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finally revealed which states were targets of Russian election hacking attempts after having known itself for nearly a year. But Reuters reports that two states are saying the DHS is wron...

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14:32
Play 'Lawbreakers' for free on PC this...

It hasn't been two months since team shooter Lawbreakers launched in early August and the game is inviting players to try it for free on PC this weekend, starting today. That's likely because the PC playerbase is dismal, peaking at 161 players total...

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14:31
Jealous of wireless charging on new iPhones? Here’s...

Do you dig the wireless charging that’s built in to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X but aren’t planning on upgrading this year? Good news, you can add this feature (including a charging base) to your iPhone 7 or earlier for as little as $20.

more…

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14:27
AWT News Update: September 28, 2017

Cash, lenses, force restarts, flash memory and missing Sierra installers. That's what we've got for you today. Come and get it!

  • Apple Pay Cash may or may not be coming in late October
  • Olloclip says that its iPhone 7 / 7 Plus lens kits and cases work perfectly with the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • Have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? The way that you can restart the device has changed compared to previous iPhones. We tell you how...
  • Toshiba's flash chip business has apparently been sold and Apple's part of the consortium that bought it. Only problem? The consortium members can't agree on anything
  • Want to re-install macOS Sierra? Good luck finding an installer

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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14:15
Roku's IPO pushes its value to over $2 billion

When Roku announced it was chasing an IPO, its sights were to raise $100 million. The end result is more than double that, according to Bloomberg. As of press time, investors had bought some $219 million in stock and the company has been valued at $2...

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14:02
Synology introduces the DiskStation DS418play

Synology has launched the DiskStation DS418play, a 4-bay NAS designed to server as a home multimedia center. It packs a dual-core 2GHz processor capable of “bursting” up to 2.5GHz. 

The DiskStation DS418play comes with 2GB DDR3L memory by default, which is twice the size of its predecessor, and expands up to 6GB to enhance multi-tasking operations. Powered by a new hardware transcoding engine, DS418play supports up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video transcoding.

The processor of the DS418play supports AES-NI hardware accelerated encryption. With Link Aggregation enabled, DS418play delivers excellent encrypted data throughput at over 226 MB/s reading and 185 MB/s writing, according to Michael Wang, product manager at Synology. Users' digital assets are protected by AES-256 encryption, which allows them to enjoy high-performance data transmission, he adds.

The DS418play runs on...

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13:55
Twitter finds links to hundreds of Russian-backed...

Following news that Russian-linked operatives bought Facebook ads during the 2016 presidential election to sow divisiveness amidst the American public, Twitter announced on Thursday that it had uncovered a similar scheme afoot within its own social n...

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13:55
Netflix will spend over $400 million on Canadian...

Netflix will create a permanent production presence outside of the US for the first time with the establishment of Netflix Canada and a pledge to put over $400 million towards the development of Canadian programming. The money will be spent over the...

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13:46
Apple says iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 do not contain FM...

Apple has issued its first public response to growing pressure by the FCC and other groups to activate FM terrestrial radio features inside iPhones for end-users. In a statement, the company said it cares deeply about the safety of its users and directed users towards its emergency calling and Medical ID features.

It also revealed that is technically impossible for iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 to serve as an FM radio anyway, as they lack chips and antennas to support the signal.

more…

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13:45
FCC Chief Tells Apple To Turn on iPhone's FM...

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pushed Apple on Friday to activate the FM radio chips in the iPhone. From a report: In the wake of three major hurricanes that have wiped out communications for millions of people over the past month, Pai issued a statement urging Apple, one of the largest makers of cellphones in the US, to "reconsider its position, given the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria." FM radios that are already included in every phone could be used to access "life-saving information" during disasters, he said. For years the majority of smartphones sold in the US have included FM radios, but most of them have been turned off so that you couldn't use the function. Why? Mobile customers would be a lot less likely to subscribe to streaming music services if they could just listen to traditional, free broadcast radio. This incentive is especially true for Apple, which has a streaming music service. Apple said in a statement: "iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do not...

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13:37
Apple sees dramatic surge in US national security...




Between January and the end of June Apple received somewhere between 13,250 and 13,499 national security requests from the U.S. government, including orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court and national security letters, Apple revealed this week in its latest transparency report.

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