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Friday September 1

06:45
Apple’s new Greater China and People VPs join...

It’s the first of September and Apple’s new China and People VPs have started their new roles at the company. Both Deirdre O’Brien and Isabel Ge Mahe have joined Apple’s Leadership page for their respective roles as Vice President of People and Vice President and Managing Director of Greater China.

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06:40
The cool AR apps keep coming, with virtual art and...

Augmented Reality may have been around for decades in various forms, but it’s clear that Apple’s enthusiastic backing in the form of ARKit has breathed new life into the medium.

We’ve already seen demo apps for such diverse things as virtual make-up counters, car...

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06:20
Apple said to be eyeing Culver Studios as homebase...




Apple is reportedly in talks to move its original video content division to Culver Studios, a place with a long history in the Hollywood film industry.

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06:00
Amazing pricing on the MacX Media Conversion...

Do you ever need to rip DVDs and convert them into a format that's compatible with your iPhone or other mobile device? Then you need the MacX Media Conversion Bundle, which is made up of MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX Video Converter Pro -- one app for ripping, the other for converting. Even better, get every minor and major update to both apps forever for just $19.99 with the MacX Media Conversion Lifetime License Bundle

MacX DVD Ripper Pro gives you the following capabilities:

  • Convert DVDs to popular video/audio formats for convenient viewing
  • Decrypt copy-protected DVDs
  • Trim, crop, merge, add external subtitles, cut video clips/segments, crop frame size,...
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05:51
Office for Mac 2011 not supported on High Sierra,...

Microsoft has announced in a support document that Office for Mac 2011 will not be supported under macOS 10.13 High Sierra. It doesn’t go as far as to say the software will not work, but hints at this.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Lync have not been tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and no formal support for this configuration will be provided.

It also notes that users of Office 2016 for Mac may experience problems with High Sierra …

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05:43
AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,'...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the "iPhone 8" in advance of Apple's Sept. 12 event, including what it means to have a phone without a home button, and much more.

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05:30
Sonnet releases 1TB version of Fusion Thunderbolt 3...

Sonnet Technologies has introduced a new version of its FusionThunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive, a pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device with Thunderbolt 3 interface.

Equipped with 1TB of NVMe flash storage, the latest Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers. It leverages the 40Gb/s bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 to deliver data transfer speeds up to 2600 MB/s.  

Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies, says the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive was designed for pro users requiring “ultimate performance in a truly portable storage device, unencumbered by the need for a power supply.” The storage device connects to any compatible Mac or Windows computer, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain, with its 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s) cable. Based on the latest PCIe Gen 3 flash memory technology, the...

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05:30
The XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion pack now...

Feral Interactive has announced that XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, the expansion pack for the 2016 strategy game, XCOM 2, is out available on the Mac. 

Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K for PC and consoles, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds new content to XCOM 2 and the fight against ADVENT, the human enforcers of the alien regime occupying Earth. When additional resistance factions emerge to eliminate the invaders, a sinister new enemy, the Chosen, arises. 

They have one goal: to recapture the Commander of XCOM. The expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, even more challenging environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.

War of the Chosen is available now from the Feral Store and Steam for $39.99.

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05:26
Nanoleaf offers audio add-on to sync Aurora light...

Both Zac and I are fans of the HomeKit-compatible Nanoleaf Aurora smart lighting panels – which Zac dubbed ‘a screensaver for your wall.’ The device just got even better with a small plugin that allows it to sync displays to your music …

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05:00
SIGGRAPH 2017: Virtual Reality Is Alive and...


The SIGGRAPH conference is a year event that focuses on the latest in computer graphics and other interactive arts. It is a multidiscipline show, mixing computer imaging with other physical creations. It is also a crossroads for the film, video game, commercial, research and education industries. It has a forward-looking vision while celebrating the recent and not-so-recent past.
Although the conference is not a typical launchpad for new products, companies often use it for technology-related debuts.

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05:00
It's not the destination, it's the journey...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

When it comes to mobile gaming, immersion isn’t usually high on the list of priorities—it’s pretty hard to lose yourself in a 4.7-inch screen, no matter how engaging the story is. And that’s why games that are able to transport you to another world—or rather, multiple other worlds—are so impressive. Old Man’s Journey is an incredibly atmospheric, narrative-driven adventure game that will take you through quaint French villages, past pastoral countryside, and across the sea on a surprisingly relatable journey.

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05:00
Future Macs may adjust their audio based on where...

Future Macs may adjust their audio depending on where you’re sitting or standing — and based on how many folks are in a room. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170249122) for “devices with enhanced audio.”

The patent involves a system for enhancing audio including a Mac and an output device. The Mac includes a sensor configured to determine a user location relative to the computer. The sensor is also configured to gather environment data corresponding to an environment of the computer. 

The Mac also includes a processor in communication with the sensor and configured to process the user location and the environment data and adjust at least one of an audio output or a video output. The output device is in communication with the processor and is configured to output at least one of the audio output or the video output.

In other words, the system may rely on sensors and imaging devices to interpolate user inputs so that the user doesn’t have to physically...

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04:52
Apple reportedly bidding for rights to produce TV...

It certainly seems like Apple is approaching original content more seriously now, with Eddy Cue reportedly wanting to challenge the likes of Game of Thrones with Apple’s TV shows. The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is bidding on a new drama series starring Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon, battling against Netflix for rights.

The concept of the show relates to morning television chat shows, pitched by HBO’s former head of drama. A previous report said Apple has budgeted a billion dollars towards original content efforts for the coming year.

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04:49
Trademark reveals unsurprising news that Apple Pay...

Apple hasn’t said much about its upcoming peer-to-peer payment system Apple Pay Cash since announcing it at this year’s WWDC, and the iOS 11 betas haven’t shed any further light …

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04:39
iOS 11 beta hits uncharted territory

Two things about this detailed chart of iOS beta releases since the days of iPhone OS:

  1. The chart itself. Great work by Will Hains pulling this together. He’s been doing it for quite some time.

  2. Yesterday’s iOS 11 beta 9 release was uncharted territory, the first iOS release to hit this lofty beta territory. So new, Will had to add a new color to the chart. Will iOS 11 hit a beta 10?

Fun chart, Will. Great job.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:30
Hyper Plan for macOS lets you easily create cards...

By Aaron Lee

Oryx Digital's Hyper Plan is a planning solution for macOS (10.8 and higher) and Windows. It allows anyone to easily create cards with user-defined properties, such as status, priority, assigned to and budget.

The cards can then be arranged and colored according to these properties. Users can arrange cards in rows by priority, or even colored by who they have been assigned to. Hyper Plan can also arrange cards in a timeline and total numerical properties by row and column.

Hyper Plan allows you to create cards with properties such as status, priority, assigned to and budget. The cards can then be arranged and colored according to these properties. For example, you could arrange cards into columns to do, doing, done and waiting with rows for each member of staff, and colored according to priority.

Or you could arrange them in rows by priority, colored by who they have been assigned to. You can switch between views with a...

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04:25
More OLED iPhone 8 components surface as video...

With less than two weeks before Apple’s blockbuster event on September 12th, there’s still time for more iPhone 8 parts to leak out as production ramps. Today, new photos allegedly reveal the internal iPhone 8 speaker and Lightning connector components. Whilst Apple is pushing wireless inductive charging as a flagship feature of the new phones, the Lightning connector will be upgraded to support Type-C fast charging when using a wire …

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04:22
Apple, Google & other tech companies urge Trump...

Apple is one of around 300 businesses signing an open letter to President Trump urging him not to deport those young adults nick-named ‘the Dreamers’ – first brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but now registered, working and paying taxes.

The Obama administration introduced a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which gave them permission to remain living & working in the USA so long as they obtained and renewed work permits. Trump plans to eliminate this program later today …

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04:15
Apple releases iOS 11 beta 9 to developer community

Only three days after its last release, Apple has made the ninth beta version of iOS 11 available to the developer community to test and provide feedback on.

The timing suggests that a release is imminent in conjunction with new products that need the operating systems to function.

The most notable changes for Apple’s iOS 11 mobile operating system are back-end enhancements as well as an improved voice for Siri, plus Apple Pay and Photos services enhancements. The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature was introduced during the second beta. The ninth beta of iOS 11 has build number 15A5370a, with the previous holding number 15A5368a.

If you’ve had a chance to play with the iOS 11 beta 9 and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

Via AppleInsider

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04:00
Apple confirms September 12th media event, sends out...

The picture says it all.

Apple has sent out the long-awaited official invitations for its media event on Tuesday, September 12th.

The invitations confirm the rumor that Apple will hold the event in the just-completed Steve Jobs Theater on the company’s new campus in Cupertino, California. The event is slated to begin at 10 AM Pacific time.

Stay tuned for up to the minute details as they become available on the 12th.

Via Twitter

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04:00
LendEDU Poll: 70% of millennials report anxiety when...

Okay, folks, calm down. The results of a new LendEDU poll that surveyed 7,076 millennials (those born between 1982 and 2004) showed that a clear majority (69%) of millennials claim to get anxiety when they don't have their phone with them.

When the results were broken down by gender, 76% of females reported anxiety after not having their cell phone, while 63% of males reported the same.

This data coincides with a recent 60 Minutes segment where one Silicon Valley programmer discussed how our cell phones have been engineered like slot-machines, roping us in to keep us coming back for more. On the same show, psychologist Larry Rosen discussed his findings that revealed that the brain releases the hormone cortisol, a chemical that initiates a flight-or-fight response to danger, when someone...

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03:50
Major Apple casemakers updating internal SKUs to ‘...

I’m here at IFA in Berlin, Germany which opens to the public today. Behind the scenes I’ve been discussing the upcoming iPhone launch on September 12th with many case vendors. At least two have heard, and have moved on, knowledge of the upcoming iPhone nomenclature and some details which they’ve separately learned from sources in Shenzhen who claim to have seen the new iPhone packaging.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 1, 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

Tanks Mobile: Battle of Kursk has released its full version, users are now able to collect WW2 tanks on the Apple Store. Tanks Mobile is based on WW2 history bringing players back to the battlefields. Players can collect all the WW2 tanks from both Alliance and Axis powers, they can then build a powerful squad to smash the enemies. Be it a Tiger or Sherman, the choice will make a big difference when applying different tactics and formations. Tanks Mobile is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

Full Fat has introduced ...

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Thursday August 31

22:30
Winners of the BlackPods (customized AirPods)...




AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Shawn G. and Efren G., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods delivered to their door.

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21:24
Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep...




Apple CEO Tim Cook is counted among the more than 350 executives of major U.S. corporations who on Thursday signed a letter imploring President Donald Trump keep legal protections in place for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

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20:56
Samsung gets DMV's OK to test autonomous cars...

The California DMV has just updated the list of companies that can test self-driving technologies in the state, and there's one notable addition: Samsung Electronics. In a statement, a company spokesperson confirmed that it's participating in Califor...

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20:10
Happy Hour Podcast 135 | iPhone 8 event at Steve...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s upcoming September 12 event, the iPhone 8 and gestures replacing the Home button, 4K movies in iTunes and the next Apple TV, and if we’ll see more from the HomePod at this event.

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

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19:58
Spotify's head of video and podcasting leaves...

Last year Spotify rolled out a package of original video shows, however, they've mostly failed to make an impact and now the executive in charge of the initiative has left the company. Bloomberg first reported that Tom Calderone, a former head of VH1...

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18:55
Amazon’s latest drama ‘Tin Star’ premieres September...

Tin Star, a new drama coming to Amazon Prime Video, just got a premiere date and a trailer. The show stars Tim Roth who plays ex-British detective Jim Worth who recently moved his family to a small Canadian town called Little Big Bear. But a big oil...

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17:38
Facebook will use AI to help correct skewed 360-...

Ever since Facebook added 360-degree photos to your news feed last year, more and more images of this type have appeared. You can even take and share these full-circle images right from your mobile device, as well, making them even more ubiquitous. F...

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17:16
Sphero rolls out BB-9E, R2-D2 droid toys...




Toy producer Sphero has launched two more robots based on droids from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' with the introduction of R2-D2 and BB-9E accompanied by new Swift Playgrounds content that can teach users how to control the Sphero toys by programming in Swift.

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16:48
Paranormal thriller 'Oxenfree' teased for...

We love Oxenfree around these parts. The paranormal thriller captures the awkwardness of being a teenager incredibly well, tasking players to uncover the mystery of an abandoned military base while managing relationships with friends along for the ri...

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16:44
Spotify ousts head of video & podcasts as early...

Spotify’s foray into creating original video content hasn’t garnered as much attention as the company would have liked, despite launching a multitude of shows. Now, Bloomberg reports that the streaming service has ousted its head of original video and podcasting operations…

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16:12
Fueled by Apple Watch sales growth, smartwatches...




The wearable market is at a tipping point, with smartwatch sales showing strong growth on the back of popular devices like Apple Watch, while basic fitness bands slumped for the first time, according to fresh segment statistics.

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16:10
Twitch streamers will soon customize their page with...

Twitch released a desktop app earlier this month offering more functionality than its browser version, but they saved even bigger news for PAX West. Today at the games show, the streaming channel platform announced that creators will soon be able to...

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15:48
AirPods dominating wireless headphone market despite...

Apple’s AirPods have been plagued by availability issues, but that hasn’t stopped them from dominating the truly wireless headphone market. A new report from market research firm NPD shows that Apple has overwhelmingly dominated the industry so far this year, fending off competition from the likes of Samsung and Bragi…

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15:32
Nintendo ordered to pay $10 million in Wii patent...

Today, a Dallas jury awarded iLife Technologies $10 million in its patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo of America. The suit, which was brought forth in 2013, alleged that Nintendo used iLife's technology when creating its motion-sensing Wii...

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15:05
Apple AirPods dominant, despite late entrance in...




A new market analysis of the headphone market suggests that Apple's AirPods have driven the growth of the totally wireless headphone subcategory, accounting for nearly 85 percent of sales in the segment, as measured by dollars in the US.

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14:59
Parallels makes Windows apps work with your MacBook...

If you're one of those Apple users who likes (or needs) to run Mac OS and Windows side by side, you'll probably be into Parallels Desktop 13. Especially if you have one of those MacBook Pros with a TouchBar. The latest version of the software makes c...

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14:42
Second ‘Battlefield 1’ DLC deploys on September 19th

At Gamescom last week, EA showed off a timeline of future expansions headed to Battlefield 1, including the next to come, In The Name of the Tsar. The game's second DLC just got a global release date on September 19th, but players who bought the Prem...

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14:21
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may arrive on...

We've known that Microsoft planned to release a large Windows 10 update this fall, but the company has been mum on the exact date. The Fall Creators Update is slated to feature some big changes, too, including built-in AI to fight malware, new Cortan...

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14:20
Apple Calls For FCC To Keep 'Strong,...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Apple Insider: Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections. "An open internet ensures that hundreds of millions of consumers get the experience they want, over the broadband connections they choose, to use the devices they love, which have become an integral part of their lives," starts the comment signed by Cynthia Hogan, Apple's Vice President of Public Policy for the Americas. Citing a "deep respect" for its customers' privacy, security, and control over personal information, Apple believes this extends to their internet connection choices as well. "What consumers do with those tools is up to them -- not Apple, and not broadband providers," the statement claims, before urging...

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14:19
Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new...




Apple on Thursday announced a change to its iTunes Affiliate program, allowing members to receive commissions in the form of iTunes Store Credit instead of direct electronic bank transfers.

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14:06
We wish 'Destiny 2' looked as good as this...

Are you getting excited about the upcoming launch of space-shooter Destiny 2? If the impactful shared-world experience doesn't grab you and the themed PS4 Pro bundle is out of your reach, this new trailer might help ratchet up your anticipation. Dire...

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14:04
[Sponsor] Gray Langur Tours: Adventure into Hidden...

If Apple were a country, which country would it be?

Bhutan is the world’s first carbon negative country, the only place where Gross National Happiness is more meaningful than Gross National Product, and tourism is strictly “high value, low impact” by design.

Those in the know are already watching Bhutan with bated breath to see what it does next.

On October 19, Gray Langur will embark on our Kingdom of the Clouds Tour, a special two-week adventure into the world’s most different-thinking country — one that is, uniquely, as innovative as it is timeless. We’ll explore both iconic and remote regions of the mystical kingdom in the clouds, and have the opportunity to participate in Bhutanese ritual and culture that most travelers will never get to experience.

This special tour is a one-time event, and as such, availability is extremely limited. Daring Fireball readers interested in adventuring to the fiercely independent Land of the Thunder...

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14:01
AWT News Update: August 31, 2017

Steve Jobs Theater in late August. Photo via Duncan Sinfield

As we say goodbye to August, there's a lot of good news coming out from a variety of sources:

  • Apple makes it official by announcing an event on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park
  • The ninth developer betas of iOS 11 and tvOS 11 were shipped today
  • DJI announced updates to its drone line from the diminutive Spark all the way up to the Phantom 4 Pro
  • OWC is now shipping its highly-anticipated OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

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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14:01
The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on a Ring...

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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13:42
Netatmo says Apple's HomeKit coming to Welcome...




Netatmo on Thursday said that two of its flagship smarthome products, the Welcome and Presence security cameras, will gain support for Apple's HomeKit later in 2017 via firmware updates.

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13:39
Microsoft unlocked 1080p Mixer game streaming on...

Testers have had their hands on the customizable Xbox One interface for a bit, and Microsoft has listened to their suggestions. Specifically, the home screen now supports up to 40 pinned items and your background image will be easier to see, accordin...

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13:35
Apple iTunes affiliates can now get paid in App...

Apple has notified members of the iTunes Affiliate program that it has opened up a new payment option for partners. Rather than sending money directly to your bank, iTunes Affiliate commissions can now instead be paid directly as iTunes Store credit. This means the payments are channeled as redemption codes to top up the credit on an Apple ID account, to buy apps, music, or pay for iCloud Storage.

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13:32
Instagram bringing Stories feature to the web,...

Instagram today is announcing two new features for its social media platform as its Stories feature becomes available on the web and it brings new weather-inspired face filters to its app.

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13:19
Lyft expands ridesharing, offers complete coverage...




The second-biggest U.S. ridesharing service, Lyft, has dramatically expanded the number of states in which it offers full coverage, putting it on better footing with its main competition, Uber.

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13:19
littleBits' Droid Inventor Kit teaches kids...

The latest addition to the littleBits line of products is a Droid Inventor Kit -- part of the Force Friday II toy launch ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. "We've created a gender-inclusive product that celebrates kids' own self-expression and ingenu...

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13:02
The smartwatch market is actually performing pretty...

While the wearables field is proving a tough space for many companies, smartwatches are apparently doing quite well. In a report from International Data Corporation on this year's second quarter earnings, sales numbers show that wearables are up 10.3...

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12:57
Sony, Bang & Olufsen combatting Apple AirPods...




Two new wireless Bluetooth earbuds arriving from Bang & Olufsen and Sony, with the pair trying to match Apple in functionality and popularity, if not in price.

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12:44
House cancels net neutrality hearing after companies...

The September 7th meeting to discuss the future of net neutrality in Washington, D.C. has been cancelled. Why? Alphabet, AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, Facebook, Netflix and Verizon executives wouldn't commit to attending, according to Re...

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12:29
Garmin Vivoactive 3 hands-on: More than just a...

Garmin's image as a niche fitness brand catering for a group of hardcore athletes does the company a massive disservice. Because the newest generation of its Vivoactive and Vivomove watches have the potential to be some of the best on the market.

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12:25
Sennheiser unveils trio of new earphones including...

Sennheiser has today announced three new headphone models at IFA 2017. The latest from Sennheiser include one wired and two wireless products and range from casual, everyday use to high-performance in-ear headphones. more…

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12:14
Alexa's new kid-friendly skills have a layer of...

Amazon's Alexa skills let you add all sorts of functionality to your Echo devices, and there are more coming every day. You can order a pizza, manage your video streaming binges, find out when your package has shipped and even book a hotel with your...

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12:05
High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage...




The new APFS brings notable enhancements to High Sierra and iOS, but on the Mac it appears that legacy hard drives are completely incompatible with the technology and at least at launch that Fusion drives may not be either.

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11:41
Netatmo updating Presence and Welcome security...

Netatmo announced today that it will support Apple HomeKit with its Presence and Welcome security camera systems. HomeKit support will bring Siri control, Home app access, and automation with other HomeKit accessories to the video cameras.

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11:40
Apple speaks out on net neutrality

Apple has entered the net neutrality debate, urging the Trump administration to preserve strong rules that prevent the likes of AT&T, Charter, Comcast, and Verizon from blocking or interfering with web traffic reports recode.

In its new comments to the Federal Communications Commission, the tech giant urged FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to roll back an existing ban against so-called “fast lanes,” which might allow broadband providers someday to charge for faster delivery of companies’ movies, music or other content. 

Photo courtesy of "Fortune."

Apple has this to say: “Broadband providers should not block, throttle, or otherwise discriminate against lawful websites and services. Far from new, this has been a foundational principle of the FCC’s approach to net neutrality for over a decade. Providers...

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11:32
Microsoft tells some Mac Office users to pass on...

Microsoft has warned users of Office for Mac 2011 not to upgrade to Apple’s macOS High Sierra when the new operating system launches next month.

“Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Lync have not been tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and no formal support for this configuration will be provided,” Microsoft wrote in a support document.

In the same document, Microsoft told those running the newer Office 2016 for Mac that they must update its applications to version 15.35 or later, if they intend to upgrade their Macs to High Sierra. (Version 15.35 was released in June; since then, Microsoft has issued 15.36 in July and 15.37 in August.) “In some cases, you may not be able to launch the Office apps [of version 15.34 under High Sierra],” Microsoft said.

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11:27
Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong,...




Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.

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11:24
Barclays: Apple should bundle one-year Apple Music,...

Barclays, the multinational bank and financial services, thinks says Apple can get more customers to agree to spring for the upcoming “iPhone 8” (which will reportedly start pricing at $999) by bundling one-year subscriptions to services like Apple Music and iCloud, according to CNBC.

Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz estimates a one-year subscription for Music is worth $120 but only costs Apple $43,  while iCloud has a $36 worth and $7 cost. The firm’s survey results showed iPhone customer “buying intention” dropped from 36% to 18% when bumping the price up from $800 to the iPhone 8 price. 

However, a recent survey from Fluent, a people-based marketing platform, was more...

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10:50
Apple Special Event Scheduled for 12 September 2017

It’s no great surprise, but Apple has scheduled a special event for September 12th, likely to announce new iPhones, possibly along with a new Apple Watch and Apple TV, plus their associated operating system updates.

 

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10:45
Dropbox Dropping Support for Older Operating Systems

On 16 January 2018, Dropbox will no longer provide desktop support for various legacy operating systems. However, you will have another option, at least for a while.

 

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10:43
DJI intros quieter Mavic Pro Platinum drone, adds...




DJI on Thursday made several updates to its drone line, the biggest being the Mavic Pro Platinum, a new model that refines its predecessor's performance.

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10:41
Playgrounds for iPad gains new Swift courses with...

Earlier this summer Apple updated its Playgrounds iPad app with the ability to control drones and robots through coding courses that help users learn Apple’s Swift software development language. Today two new accessories have been added as Swift coding courses: Sphero Template and R2-D2 by Sphero.

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10:35
The Garmin Vivomove Classic is on sale for $50 today

Don’t call it a smartwatch, but if you want a smarter watch on the cheap, BuyDig has a good deal on Garmin Vivomove Classic today. Enter the code ‘CLASSYFIT’ at checkout to get it for $50. This watch typically sells for $80 and includes a black leather band.

The Vivomove is an analog watch that can also track your steps, monitor sleep patterns, and automatically sync with your mobile device. This kind of activity tracker watch doesn’t do much compared to a smartwatch, but if all you want is step tracking, you get that without a half-second delay when you check the time.

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10:12
Apple short-cycles test releases, makes ninth...




Just three days after the last release, Apple has made the ninth beta of iOS 11, and tvOS available for developers to test -- suggesting a release is imminent in conjunction with new products that need the operating systems to function.

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10:05
tvOS 11 developer beta 9 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the ninth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

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10:03
It’s happening: Apple announces September 12 event

It’s no longer a rumor: the September 12 event is officially happening. Apple sent media invites out on Thursday, inviting the press to an event at the Steve Jobs Theater, located at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific.

The invitation didn’t specify what products will be revealed—the invites say, “Let’s meet at our place,” emphasizing the company’s new facilities.

Traditionally, Apple’s early fall event showcases new iPhone models. Reports have stated that Apple will release three iPhone models, two models that are upgrades to the iPhone 7, and a new “premier” iPhone that has been rumored to feature an OLED display surrounded by a thin bezel, facial recognition, new hardware interface and more.

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10:01
Media invited to September 12 Apple event at the...

It's official. Apple today sent out invitations to media (unfortunately, we were left out again...) for a September 12, 2017 press event. Apple's expected to introduce the iPhone 8 -- or whatever it will be called -- and a host of new products across the board.

The event will be the first held at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, and recent drone videos have shown the above-ground portion of the theater to be essentially finished. It'll be fascinating to see the new theater, which is where we expect all future product announcement keynotes (except for those made during the Worldwide Developers Conference) to be held.

We'll publish a full preview of what to expect at the event in the next few days.

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09:59
Apple releases iOS 11 developer beta 9

It’s only been a few days since the last iOS 11 beta, and today Apple has released the ninth developer beta preview. iOS 11 brings new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and much more.

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09:58
Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pro (512GB) for $2,379...




Shoppers can exclusively save $220 on Apple's latest 15" MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage at Adorama with coupon. Or snap up a top of the line 3.3GHz 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016) with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of space for $2,399 ($600 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Select iPhones are also up to $50 off at eBay.

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09:49
Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on...




The VCSEL technology said to be supplied by Lumentum for the "iPhone 8" has reportedly been offered to Apple as part of an exclusive supply deal, which will cut down on competitive technologies in the short term, with effects of the deal echoing well into 2018.

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09:46
DJI announces new quieter, longer lasting Mavic Pro...

DJI has introduced two new drones to its product lineup today. The new Mavic Pro Platinum brings a quieter flight experience while also adding more flight time. While not technically a new product, the Phantom 4 Pro now comes in an Obsidian color. DJI has also announced a small firmware update coming soon to the Spark.

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09:34
Apple will hold its iPhone event on September 12

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"Let's meet at our place" is the greeting on Apple's invite to its fall event, which lands on September 12 this year. The presentation will be held in the newly constructed Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's new Cupertino headquarters. The theater was specifically designed to host Apple events, and what better way to christen the new space than with what is expected to be a big iPhone debut.

Rumor has it that Apple could debut three new iPhone models at the event: an iPhone 7S, 7S Plus, and the showstopper iPhone 8. Revealing three new iPhone models would already be a departure from the norm, but if rumors are true, the iPhone 8 could be the biggest departure from the traditional iPhone design that we've seen in years. The new handset may...

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09:29
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09:14
Apple invites press to Sept. 12 event at Apple Park...




Apple on Thursday confirmed rumors by sending out a media invite to a Sept. 12 press event, where the company will likely introduce the OLED-based "iPhone 8" and a slew of other products.

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09:08
Apple officially announces iPhone 8 event for Sept....

Apple has made things official for its much anticipated next-gen iPhone unveiling with invites going out to press today for the event scheduled for 10 am PT, September 12 at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, the new Cupertino campus.

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09:06
∞ Apple announces iPhone event on Sept. 12 in Steve...

Apple on Thursday announced an event which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater located at the company’s new Apple Park campus. The event will take place on September 12 at 10:00 am.

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09:00
Marshall announces multi-room AirPlay speaker range...

Marshall is best known for its guitar amplifiers, seen at almost any gig you’ll ever visit, but has recently been making more inroads into the general consumer market. It launched a wireless version of its over-ear Monitor headphones back in March, and has today announced an updated range of wireless multi-room speakers with AirPlay support.

All three speakers have the classic Marshall look of black grille with logo running prominently across it …

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08:57
Neato Robotics adds more smarts to its vacuum...

Neato Robotics has doubled the storage in its latest robot vacuum cleaner, the Botvac D7 Connected, and given owners new ways to interact with it.

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08:52
Garmin joins Apple Pay competition with Garmin Pay...




Garmin has announced a new iPhone-compatible GPS smartwatch, the vivoactive 3 -- most notably the first device with Garmin Pay, adding to the growing number of NFC-based alternatives to Apple Pay.

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08:33
More legendary Pokemon added to 'Pokemon Go...




Players of 'Pokemon Go' have three new legendary Pokemon to battle and collect, Sega has brought back 'Golden Axe' to the iPhone under the Sega Forever banner, and GameMaker Studio 2 is now available on macOS.

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08:28
Contrast launches Weather Atlas, designed with the...

From the team behind Launch Center Pro and Contact Center, comes a new weather app built with the upcoming iPhone 8 in mind. Weather Atlas is a new weather app that puts granular geographical data at the forefront of the experience.

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08:01
First look: Propel's limited edition, iPhone-...




AppleInsider this week went hands-on with Propel's new limited edition Star Wars elite laser battle drones. These are small, palm-sized quadcopters that blur the line between gaming in the real world and a virtual one, thanks to unique connectivity with Apple's iPhone.

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07:51
SanDisk iXpand Base lets you locally back up iPhone...

While Apple makes backing up your photo library easy with iCloud, most people need to pay a monthly subscription for enough storage to back up to the cloud. SanDisk is launching an interesting alternative called iXpand Base that lets you back up your photos, videos, and contacts locally when you charge your iPhone … no monthly subscription required.

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07:48
Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch: A better idea than...

For years, the go-to solution for people who have accidentally dropped an iPhone into water has been to put it into a bowl of uncooked rice: the rice absorbs the water and leaves a nice, dry iPhone. Newer iPhones are much more water resistant, but it's still a good idea to dry them completely after a dunking. Now comes an inexpensive solution from Absorbits, which has announced the Wet Phone Rescue Pouch ($9.99, affiliate link). 

At 7.5 by 4.5 inches, the Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch fits even the largest smartphone. If your iPhone has received an accidental baptism, tuck it into the pouch and it may be ready to work in about six hours. The phone can be left in the case for up to a day for more complete drying. 

When not in use for those liquid emergencies, the Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch can be used as a day to...

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07:40
Yet another patent shows Apple Pencil being used...

We’ve had a series of clues now that Apple is at least experimenting with Apple Pencil support for the iPhone, and a new one has emerged today …

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07:10
Philips adds new HomeKit-compatible Hue lights, puts...




Philips on Thursday announced an upcoming collection of Hue lights compatible with Apple's HomeKit, as well as three bigger Starter Kit bundles.

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07:04
How to install Windows 10 on your Mac using a “Boot...

Ever since I wrote about installing Windows 10 on a Mac earlier this year, I’ve received tons of questions about installing Windows 10 on an external drive using Boot Camp drivers. The truth is, this is a workaround using Windows To Go, and the process for doing so is a bit more in-depth than it is for installing proper Boot Camp on your Mac’s internal disk, but it’s still very easy to do, and only takes about 30-40 minutes.

In this hands-on step-by-step walkthrough, we show you how to install Windows 10 on your Mac using an external drive. Watch our video inside to see how. more…

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06:54
Pokémon Go adding Raikou, Entei, & Suicune plus ...

Niantic officially introduced the first Legendary Pokémon to Pokémon Go a month ago with special raid battles at gyms, and today the game maker shared plans for the next wave of Legendary Pokémon.

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06:28
∞ Eric Clapton explaining the subtleties of guitar...

[VIDEO] I love watching a true master explain their craft. Watch the video, embedded in the main Loop post.

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06:15
Logitech previews its CRAFT advanced keyboard, MX...

Logitech has announced the CRAFT, an advanced keyboard, and the MX Sound, a Bluetooth desktop speaker.

The CRAFT offer a creative input dial and a new way to access context-specific computing tools with a smart aluminum dial. The touch-sensitive aluminum creative input dial, called the Crown, recognizes the apps you are using and gives instant access to the tools you need, says Art O’Gnimh, global head of keyboards at Logitech. With a slight touch of the Crown you can access context-specific functions -- like brush size, brightness, chart type, font size -- tap to change the function and turn to change the selected function’s value. 

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06:11
Smartphone’s future: It’s all about the camera

New York Times:

Next month, Apple plans to hold a special event to introduce a set of new iPhones, including a premium model that can scan 3-D objects — including your face.

Side note, I’m seeing this next month reference a lot. True, but it’s less than two weeks from now. Next month sounds a lot further away.

But I digress.

When Apple shows its new iPhones next month, including a premium model with a starting price of $999, the company will introduce infrared facial recognition as a new method for unlocking the device.

“Next month”. Oy.

Qualcomm’s Spectra, a so-called depth-sensing camera system, is one example of how face scanning works.

The Spectra system includes a module that sprays an object with infrared dots to gather information about the depth of an object based on the size and the contortion of the dots. If the dots are smaller, then the object is farther away; if they are bigger, the object is closer. The imaging system...

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06:09
Analyst suggests Apple could bundle Apple Music...

Barclays really seems to think that Apple will struggle to persuade people to pay $1000+ for the iPhone 8. After last week making the far-fetched claim that the price is so high it would persuade iPhone owners to switch to Samsung, it’s now suggesting Apple might need to bribe people to buy the phone …

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05:56
IDC: Apple Watch growth continues to outpace the...

This is good news for the Apple Watch: the worldwide wearables market saw positive growth as shipments grew 10.3% year over year, reaching 26.3 million during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to the International Data Corp. (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker

The quarter also marked a turning point in the market as basic wearables (those that don’t run third party apps) declined for the first time with annual growth of -0.9%, according to the research group. Meanwhile, smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear lineup grew 60.9% in the quarter thanks to fitness and fashion enthusiasts.

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