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Sunday June 4

19:54
Evernote 6.11.1

Fixes several issues related to formatting notes. (Free update, 55.9 MB)

 

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18:51
Apple gifts WWDC ’17 attendees custom Levi’s jackets...

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference starts tomorrow and today the company kicked things off by greeting developers with customized embroidered Levi’s jean jackets and a selection of pins to go along with them.

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18:27
South Korea turns its back on coal and nuclear power

South Korea is clearly a tech-savvy country when companies like Samsung and LG dominate, but you almost wouldn't know it by looking at its energy policies. It not only depends heavily on coal and nuclear reactors (70 percent of its power comes from t...

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17:53
Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.5.6

Improves the loan details screen and adds the capability to pay from an investment account. ($74.99 new, free update from Quicken 2017)

 

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16:58
Apple stops showing 32-bit iOS apps in your search...

Apple has been nudging iOS app developers toward 64-bit code for years: it started by requiring 64-bit support, then told users that 32-bit apps might run poorly, and lately has been warning that 32-bit apps wouldn't work in "future versions of iOS."...

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15:53
Fantastical 2.3.8

Includes instructions for setting up iCloud two-factor authentication to ensure no interruption in syncing. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.0 MB)

 

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15:30
Computex was a reminder that the age of the eSIM is...

Nestled inside your cellphone is a teensy sliver of plastic you almost certainly never think about. That's your SIM card -- the bit that basically stores your phone's identity and passes it along to whatever wireless carrier network you pay for. It's...

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15:17
Incredible private Apple museum opens near Warsaw,...

A private Apple museum opened in the small town of Łoś near Warsaw, Poland last Saturday. The exhibition consists mostly of computers and accessories collected by Jacek Łupina. His collector's passion started with buying an old PowerMac G4. Soon, Łupina started buying other ancient Apple computers and devices, like a Macintosh 128K and its later variants, a Lisa 2/5 with 5 MB hard disk, and a special Woz edition Apple IIGS.

The collection now has other rare items like many different versions of the Apple I -- including special ones created for specific purposes --an Apple ///,  NeXT Station and NeXT Cube. Łupina even managed to get a new, unopened Pippin gaming console. 











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14:00
Overclocking to 7GHz takes more than just liquid...

Over the years, I've been fascinated by two kinds of events at Computex: esports and extreme-PC-overclocking competitions. I doubt I'd ever make it as a professional gamer (I'm more of a Counter Fight kind of guy than a Counter-Strike man these days)...

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13:53
DEVONagent 3.9.7

Sends all requests to Google and Bing using secure HTTPS connections. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates)

 

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13:20
Logic Pros: Sequencing FX, re-triggs, filters and...

Recently we reviewed the new iOS version of Unique from Sugar-Bytes. The company is among our favorite third-party instrument and effect makers. We have personally been purchasing and using its gear for many years with products like Effectrix and Artillery appearing regularly in our daily production setups. And now, after spending some time with its latest matrix multi-effects processing unit, it’s time to dive into the world of Looperator… more…

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12:32
Implant-free stimulation could treat brain conditions

Scientists know that stimulating the deeper regions of your brain can treat Parkinson's and other conditions. But there's a problem: they usually need to open your skull to place implants, which is both time-consuming and risky. Researchers may hav...

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12:04
Ahead of iOS 11, 32-bit applications stop appearing...

Ahead of WWDC kicking off tomorrow and the unveil of iOS 11, 32-bit applications have stopped appearing in App Store search results. This is the latest piece of evidence that suggests iOS 11 will drop support altogether for 32-bit applications when it’s unveiled next week to developers and to the general public later this fall.

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11:53
DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.12

Renders PDF files internally to fix display glitches and flickering on macOS 10.12 Sierra. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

 

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11:23
WWDC 2017 keynote rumors: What to expect from Apple...




With Apple's annual WWDC right around the corner, AppleInsider looks at what is expected to be at the event, and the likelihood of the rumors surrounding possible hardware refreshes.

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10:56
Mars rover's home crater was a potential hotbed...

NASA landed the Curiosity rover in Mars' Gale Crater precisely because it promised to be a sort of open book that revealed a lot about the planet's history. Well, scientists have been busy reading... and it looks like the crater had an intriguing pa...

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10:30
What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote on...

Enlarge / The stage at WWDC 2016. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Of the two-to-four product events that Apple holds in a typical year, WWDC is usually the most interesting. Every June, company executives get up in front of the public (and a live audience of loyal developers who paid $1600 a head to get in) and lay out Apple's vision for how all of its major platforms will evolve over the next year.

Apple’s policy of offering all of its operating system updates for free to all supported hardware gives company’s WWDC announcements a much wider reach and bigger impact than any individual hardware launch, and its ability to offer those updates (particularly iOS updates) to everyone makes the WWDC announcements more important than, say, hearing about...

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09:30
The best immersion blender

By Christine Cyr Clisset & Michael Sullivan

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commi...

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09:21
The Greatest, at rest

As sad as it is, this is a wonderfully written piece about Ali. I was lucky enough to meet him years ago during an Apple Masters presentation at Macworld Expo. I had tears ion my eyes when I met him and those tears returned reading this article.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:30
After Math: We're on our own

It has not been a proud week for America, what with the current administration randomly deciding to remove us as signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement and all. Luckily, the United States is still a nation of self-starters and problem-solvers who...

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08:23
Customized Apple-1 to go up for auction this month,...

Yet another functioning Apple-1 will hit the auction block later this month, but this machine offers a few unique characteristics that set it apart from other models that have also recently sold at auction. This particular Apple-1 is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000…

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07:50
Alex Honnold has become the first climber to free...

I’ve been an admirer of this guy for years, even if what he does utterly terrifies me. This is an incredible feat. I don’t know I could run 3,000ft on flat ground in under four hours.

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06:30
Ben Heck’s Super Glue Gun: Programming and...

Armed with some early insight from his Great Glue Gun project, Ben goes heads down on redesigning a 3D-printed mount for the motor using Autodesk Fusion 360. Still, it makes sense to check these things before committing to a 3D print, so Ben lase...

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03:29
Sony is building a full-frame digital camera for pro...

If you've ever shot video with a full-frame DSLR, you know how alluring it can be -- that large sensor can be perfect for low-light shots and soft backgrounds. However, pro cinematographers have generally had to "settle" for Super 35mm and smaller s...

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Saturday June 3

23:31
Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan

Google has been bringing Android Pay to new regions in an attempt to expand its limited availability. After landing in the UK last year and in Canada more recently, the mobile payment system has now made its way to Taiwan, where you can use it in pla...

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22:14
Garmin's iPhone-connected Forerunner 935 offers...




Garmin's Forerunner 935 is essentially a carbon copy of the Fenix 5, but with a few sacrifices for the sake of price -- and that, ironically, probably makes it a better buy for all but the most hardcore athletes and outdoor trekkers.

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20:33
Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game...

When Valve unveiled its plans to simplify game publishing through Steam Direct, it struggled to settle on a fee. Did it want to go low and make publishing more accessible, or go high to prevent abusers from putting out a never-ending stream of garba...

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19:55
Trade-in Deals: Grab a $20 cash bonus when you sell...




With rumors of an imminent MacBook Pro refresh and new iPad Pros, now is the time to lock in a $20 cash bonus for your used iPad or MacBook before prices drop. Plus, take advantage of a 30-day price lock, giving you plenty of time to transfer files and import settings before shipping your old device to BuyBackWorld.

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18:55
Hangouts calls on iPhones now appear as regular...

It took a while, but Google Hangouts has finally followed in Facebook Messenger's footsteps and started taking advantage of iOS 10's Callkit. That means calls you receive on Hangouts will appear as regular voice calls on your iPhones' lock screen --...

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17:40
Apple CEO blasts Trump’s Paris accord move in email

Good to see Cook and so many others standing up and being counted on this issue.

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17:28
Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user...

Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concentration of high-value data also makes them a juicy...

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16:01
Verizon beefs up its prepaid plans' data...

Verizon's prepaid plans will look a lot more enticing come June 6th: the mobile carrier has tweaked its current offerings, giving each tier a bigger data allowance. You'll now get 3GB of data instead of 2GB for $40 and 7GB instead of 5GB for $50. The...

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14:30
SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first...

SpaceX is no longer limited to reusing rockets -- it's reusing capsules, too. The private spaceflight outfit has launched a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule (namely, one last used in September 2014) as part of a resupply mission to the International...

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14:29
Rare customized Apple-1 to go up for auction, could...




An unusual Apple-1 will appear in a Christie's auction on June 15, special not just for being in working order, but for the customizations made by its initial owner.

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13:27
Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on...

Pop star Ariana Grande is hosting a benefit concert on June 4th to help victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, and you'll have plenty of ways to both watch and contribute online. The gig will livestream at 2PM Eastern (7PM local time) on Twitter...

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12:47
This week’s top stories: WWDC 2017 expectations,...

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 8 leaks continue, Apple prepares for next week’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Tim Cook takes a stance against President Trump, and much more.

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12:00
Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will...

One thing was very clear at Computex: It's going to be a transformational year for computing. We're seeing several trends from the past few years -- like the move towards thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing -- evolve in new...

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11:47
Alleged source within Foxconn takes to Reddit to...




An extensive thread from "Foxconninsider" on Reddit has answered user questions about forthcoming Apple products, including limited information on a 2018 MacBook Pro refresh, the death of the MacBook Air, an "Apple Smart Glasses" project, the "Siri Speaker" and the "iPhone 8" -- but a previous rumor that was refuted has been reiterated and casts significant doubt on the user and the data provided.

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10:44
Tech Titans Pledge Continued Paris Accord Support


Reacting to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, several high-tech industry leaders have pledged renewed environmental efforts. "Disappointed with today's decision. Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all," tweeted CEO Sundar Pichai. "Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children's future at risk," wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "We will double our efforts to fight climate change," tweeted Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

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10:30
Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for...

It may have been a while since we last we came across a Here 3D mapping vehicle, but that's not to say the company hasn't been using its cars lately. In fact, the Here True collection vehicle is now in its third revision, and I got to hop on one -- b...

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09:00
Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is...

Wonder Woman,
Heroine of the
Post-Truth Age
Megan Garber,
The Atlantic

Wonder Woman may be set in the time of World War I, but the movie's themes are particularly relevant right now. The Atlantic analyzes how a female superhero rescues a solider o...

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07:37
Patent trollin’: Uniloc sues Apple yet again (again)

Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that Uniloc, a “patent troll,” has filed yet another suit — actually two, against Apple claiming, naturally, patent infringement.

Filed with the patent holder friendly Eastern Texas District Court, one lawsuit relates to automatic device wake-up features and another targets pedometer technology. Both apparently involve the Apple Watch.

Previous lawsuits allege infringement of three patents reassigned from Hewlett-Packard and 3Com that involve a method by which a temperature sensor is used to monitor battery heat during charge and discharge events. Current is subsequently limited to prevent overheating and extend the life of the battery. Uniloc claims the Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch all use temperature sensors to moderate battery charge and draw, and...

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07:30
Living a digital dream with Alex Andreev's VR...

"A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming," says Wikipedia. Artist Alex Andreev offers that experience with his VR dreamscape paintings by messing with the part of your brain that distinguishes reality from fantasy. "Nev...

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06:00
Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope...

I wasn't expecting a major news announcement from Microsoft's Computex keynote this year -- not on the heels of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai. What else could there possibly be to unveil after the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and new Window...

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05:15
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. It's time to prep for Apple's next big event and carefully consider what could happen if the government legalizes "hacking back."

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05:03
Purported ‘Foxconn insider’ shares details on iPhone...

An interesting thread appeared on Reddit this morning from a supposed Foxconn insider who apparently has knowledge about various Apple products in the pipeline as they have seen prototypes pass through the factory. There are various tidbits about the iPhone 8, the Siri Speaker, future iMac design changes and dynamic e-ink keyboards for future MacBooks.

While we would usually ignore these anonymous claims, the Reddit mods have apparently verified the poster’s identity. We’ve rounded up the interesting information below …

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03:00
The Week in Apple News and Rumors: Siri Speaker, new...

Apple headlines for the week ending June 2, 2017

Image by Apple

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference starts on Monday. Here’s how you can watch the keynote. While we wait for Monday, check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the Read More link to get more information.

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01:28
Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered...

The new Archive feature recently spotted in Google Photos is now rolling out to all users, but it has an extra trick. While the Archive button lets you push more mundane photos (scans of receipts, screenshots of a random tweet, or maybe particularly...

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00:14
Elgato's HomeKit-ready Eve Degree sensor does a...




Elgato's Eve Degree is a simple and convenient way of monitoring conditions around the house, but more of a luxury than a necessity for most people, even in a fully decked-out smarthome.

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Friday June 2

22:36
This week on AI: Apple's WWDC slate, Siri...




Collectively the industry held its breath this week, preparing for Apple's big June 5 keynote kicking off WWDC 2017. Some pre-conference rumors did leak out though, supporting new iPads, new Macs, and the company's long-awaited Siri-based home speaker.

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20:22
Google Home will arrive in Canada on June 26th

Google is finally bringing its Home speaker to Canada. It took a while, but at least the tech titan didn't wait two years like it did with Android Pay, which just recently made its way to the country. If you're in Canada, you can now pre-order the sm...

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19:24
Spigen has a trademark beef with Andy Rubin's...

We're still about a month away from the first Essential Phone hitting the market, but there may be a problem. According to documents provided to Android Police, well-known mobile accessory maker Spigen has trademarked the Essential name for certain a...

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17:38
Apple Music’s Bozoma Saint John reportedly leaving...

Axios reports that Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John plans to leave her role at the company. Saint John has served as the Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music since the company’s Beats Music acquisition in 2014.

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17:32
Sprint and Rogers connect for iMessage-like RCS...

Nearly every major tech company has come up with their own messaging services with enhanced features and SMS is starting to look long in the tooth. But there's hope for text messaging. A newish standard (it was released in 2012) RCS (Rich Communicati...

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17:16
Apple executive Bozoma Saint John to leave company,...




Apple Music and iTunes marketing executive Bozoma Saint John is planning to leave Apple, according to a report on Friday, though the reason for her supposed departure is at this point unknown.

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17:10
Apple predicted to expand Siri integration to...




Engineers and industry insiders expect Apple to announce an expansion of Siri services at its Worldwide Developer Conference next week that will allow the virtual assistant to interact with more third-party apps, according to a report on Friday.

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17:08
Google Hangouts adds iOS CallKit to make &...

Google has updated its Hangouts messaging and voice calling app with support for Apple’s CallKit, the iOS 10 feature that enables VoIP services to use the iPhone’s built-in dialer and phone app to both make and receive calls.

Once the new feature is enabled within Hangouts, users can initiate phone calls using the iPhone’s built-in Phone app or with Siri voice commands, and also receive incoming calls form Hangouts using the stock iOS call UI.

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17:05
Chinese 'Fireball' Malware Infects Nearly...

Check Point researchers have discovered a massive malware campaign, dubbed Fireball, that has already infected more than 250 million computers across the world, including Windows and Mac OS. The Fireball malware "is an adware package that takes complete control of victim's web browsers and turns them into zombies, potentially allowing attackers to spy on victim's web traffic and potentially steal their data," reports The Hacker News. From the report: Check Point researchers, who discovered this massive malware campaign, linked the operation to Rafotech, a Chinese company which claims to offer digital marketing and game apps to 300 million customers. While the company is currently using Fireball for generating revenue by injecting advertisements onto the browsers, the malware can be quickly turned into a massive destroyer to cause a significant cyber security incident worldwide. Fireball comes bundled with other free software programs that you download off of the Internet. Once...

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16:35
Report: Apple plans to add new supported app...

A new report from Reuters today offers some information on planned Siri updates for iOS 11, part of an expansion expected to come alongside a much anticipated standalone Siri device during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week. The move, according to the report, will see Apple expand the categories for third-party apps that can integrate with Siri in order to help it compete with Amazon’s Alexa.
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16:35
Patent troll Uniloc adds two more lawsuits to...




Notorious "patent troll" Uniloc on Friday expanded its legal barrage against Apple with the addition of two lawsuits lodged in Texas, one relating to automatic device wake-up features and another targeting pedometer technology.

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15:36
Gears of War 4' retools its Horde mode in time...

Gears of War 4 dropped last October with more story, kinetic sound and a revamped version of its signature players-vs-AI Horde mode. Microsoft Game Studios has continued to refine the game in the months since to keep multiplayer fresh, from punishing...

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14:31
‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Galaxy S8 comes with its...

Samsung's Galaxy S8, released in April, was the success the tech titan needed after the Note 7's spectacular (and flammable) failure. Now safely underway with high sales, the company has included its new smartphone in another time-honored Samsung tra...

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14:22
Friday 5: Halide – easy-to-use manual camera...

Halide is a recently released iOS camera app developed by former Twitter engineer, Ben Sandofsky, and former Apple designer, Sebastiaan de With. The app, with its focus on swipe gesture controls, is simple to use, but features depth thanks to its manual controls. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough to see why this $2.99 app (on sale) might be a good alternative option for the stock iOS camera app. more…

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13:50
Audeze debuts Apple store exclusive iSine 10 Black/...




High-end earphone company Audeze this week announced a new addition to its growing product with the iSine 10 Black/Steel Edition, a custom version of its over-the-top in-ear planar magnetic headphones made exclusively for Apple.

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13:49
Walmart recruits its employees to deliver your...

Walmart has been struggling to compete with shipping perks offered by companies like Amazon. And in its latest attempt to contend,it has turned to employees -- asking them to deliver packages on their way home.

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13:35
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week we have a new audio mangler from Audio Damage, major updates to Korg Gadget for Mac, the release of the latest Elektron drum machine and much more… more…

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13:26
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he never joined Trump...




Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook never joined President Trump's "Office of American Innovation," despite an invitation to do so in March, according to an email response received by an AppleInsider reader.

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13:20
'Instant Tethering' comes to Chromebooks...

When you're nowhere near a Wi-Fi hotspot, tethering to your smartphone's data connection is a great solution. Doing it quickly and easily makes it even nicer. Apple has had what it calls Instant Hotspot since 2014, while Google added Instant Tetherin...

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13:01
Review: Satechi Type-C Pro Hub, the hub Apple should...

When Apple unveiled the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, I wasn’t so sure I was ready to go all-in on USB-C. I’m not against using dongles, but the idea of having to carry multiple around was not appealing.

After spending a week with the Satechi Type-C Pro Hub, it has quickly become a staple accessory for me. With its functionality, design, and construction, Satechi built a hub I would expect out of Apple.

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13:01
If hacking back becomes law, what could possibly go...

Representative Tom Graves, R-Ga., thinks that when anyone gets hacked -- individuals or companies -- they should be able to "fight back" and go "hunt for hackers outside of their own networks." The Active Cyber Defense Certainty ("ACDC") Act is getti...

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13:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Minecraft adds new features to...

Make more in Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a major new update to Minecraft, plus news apps for taking pictures, celebrating JFK, and tasting coffee. Really. Read on!

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Image by Minecraft: Pocket Edition

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12:44
Study suggests Airbnb hosts are unfair to people...

A recent study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University found evidence that Airbnb hosts might be less likely to rent to people with disabilities. But there are some important limitations to consider in regards to the findings.

The researchers...

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11:48
AWT News Update: June 2, 2017

Apple Park senior arborist David Muffly. Photo via Apple.

Happy Friday! As we go into the last weekend before WWDC, we have some fascinating, funny, and even disturbing news to pass along:

  • Apple is wrapping up testing of a program in which freelancers will be hired to help correct or verify places in Apple Maps for $0.54 per location
  • Apple Park senior arborist David Muffly had a remarkable amount of similarity in background to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs...which is why he was hired
  • What happened to all those recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7s? It appears Samsung may flood the South Korean market with refurbed Note 7s in September in a feeble attempt to counteract the iPhone 8

Our thanks this week to indie developer John Mackay and his amazing Looking FWD countdown timer app for sponsoring Apple World Today and...

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11:00
9to5Rewards: Belkin Wemo Dimmer Light Switch [...

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Belkin, makers of accessories for iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and other mobile devices, and the company behind the popular Wemo smart home product line.

Belkin has its brand new Wemo Dimmer switch — a 2017 CES Innovations Award Honoree and Best of CES winner from 9to5Toys — to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week. 

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10:41
Join AppleInsider for live coverage and analysis at...




This Monday, June 5, Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote presentation where it is expected to unveil iOS 11, macOS 10.13, new hardware and more. AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger will be there live -- join us for exclusive in-depth coverage and analysis.

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10:29
Plex Advances Cord-Cutting Case With Live OTA TV


Video streaming service Plex on Thursday announced the availability of a beta version of its Plex Live TV. The live-TV streaming launch follows last year's introduction of the Plex DVR, which provides users with free over-the-air access to 86 of Nielsen's 100 most watched shows in the United States. The Plex DVR service allows users to manage their recorded programming via Android TV, iOS devices, Windows and Mac, as well a variety of set-top boxes, such as Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Apple TV, and the Xbox and PlayStation gaming systems.

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10:27
Nintendo Switch online services include iPhone-based...




Owners of the Nintendo Switch will have to pay a fee for online services in 2018, with subscribers to the currently-free service receiving access to a selection of classic Nintendo games and smartphone-based voice chat with others as part of the deal, a service which will cost $20 per year.

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10:14
WWDC 2017: New Macs, Siri Speaker, iPads, iOS 11,...

The biggest week of the year for many Apple fans is almost here. The company’s Worldwide Developer Conference officially kicks off on Monday at 10AM PT, and throughout the week we’ve been breaking down everything that’s on the docket.

Now, we’ve compiled all of that information into one big roundup, outlining everything that we expect to see when Tim Cook and other Apple execs grace the stage of the McEnery Convention Center on Monday morning

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09:54
Winner of the Apple AirPods giveaway announced [Jake...




AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Jake B., who will receive a pair of brand-new Apple AirPods sealed in box.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Dock $6, Pad...

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09:00
The immortal life of John Tesh’s NBA anthem “...

When I saw the headline, I had no idea what it was about. I’ve never associated Tesh with anything in the NBA.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:52
Apple turns to contracted freelancers to help boost...




Apple is reportedly using paid freelance contributions to help improve the accuracy of Apple Maps, and may kickstart a new phase in the work later this month.

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08:42
Monitor Roundup: The best external displays to use...




Mac users looking for an external display have a variety of options ranging from budget-friendly TN panels to high-end HDR displays. We're rounding up a list of the top monitors -- some with USB-C support and some without -- to use with your Mac.

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08:39
Apple's senior arborist reveals Steve Jobs...




As the external completion of Apple Park draws nearer, an interview with Apple senior arborist David Muffly reveals how he became the man in charge of planting the 9,000 trees and other shrubbery around the new Cupertino campus, and founder Steve Jobs' plan to recreate the local landscape before it became the modern-day Silicon Valley.

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07:52
Leaked iPhone 8 images claim to show rear Touch ID,...

A handful of images have emerged this morning claiming to show the upcoming iPhone 8 with rear-placed Touch ID. The images come from Chinese site iPhoneros and are the clearest look yet at a design that has seemingly been at least prototyped by Apple…

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07:49
Questionable 10.5-inch Anker brand iPad Pro screen...




A 10.5-inch iPad screen protector manufactured by accessory manufacturer Anker has appeared on Amazon, but it is unclear on where the data has been gleaned to manufacture the product.

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07:17
What If the iPad Smart Keyboard Had a Trackpad?

John Gruber, Daring Fireball:

Here’s an idea I tossed out on the latest episode of The Talk Show, while talking with Jim Dalrymple about what Apple might do with the iPad Pro: what if they added a trackpad to the Smart Keyboard?

And:

I’m not talking about adding an on-screen mouse cursor to iOS for clicking and dragging. That’s a terrible idea.

And:

When you’re using the iPad’s on-screen keyboard, you have a crummy (or at the very least sub-par) keyboard for typing but a nice interface for moving the insertion point around. When you’re using the Smart Keyboard (or any other hardware keyboard) you have a decent keyboard for typing but no good way to move the insertion point or select text. Using your finger to touch the screen is imprecise, and, when an iPad is propped up laptop-style, ergonomically undesirable.

Great read. Moving the insertion point and selecting text is one of the least satisfying things about iOS. Not sure this is exactly...

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07:11
Apple Park’s tree whisperer

Steven Levy, Backchannel:

As the campus came into shape, Muffly — who was granted full-time status as Apple’s senior arborist in 2011 — had to actually get the trees. This task was even harder because the arborist and his small team (he calls them his “elves”) needed more trees than originally estimated. When Jobs presented his plan to the Cupertino City Council in June 2011, he said that Apple would add to the 3,700 existing trees for a total of 6,000. But when Muffly began his work, he realized that nearly all the (non-indigenous) existing trees would have to go.

“It was all junk trees and parking lots here,” he says. “So it was a long process.

There’s a lot to enjoy in this story. There’s the background on Steve Jobs and his history with trees, coupled with the process of selecting trees for Apple Park, with an emphasis on saving and planting native trees. Native trees are built to consume the rainfall for a specific area, grow well in the native soil...

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07:00
Live Blog: Apple’s WWDC 2017 starts June 5 at 1PM ET...

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It's June, and that means Apple's WorldWide Developers Conference is right around the corner. This year, the show kicks off Monday, June 5th at 1pm ET/10am PT/6pm UK with Tim Cook's keynote. We'll be there live from the keynote bringing you the latest news from Apple's annual developer event.

As usual, we expect to see updates to iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and also as usual, Apple has kept a tight lid on what exactly these updates will contain. There has been one reliable tidbit out there, though: Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to show off an "updated user-interface" for iPhones and iPads at WWDC.

Another report claims Apple is...

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06:56
Google plans limited ad blocking in Chrome starting...




Google this week confirmed plans to implement native ad-blocking in its Chrome browser, available for multiple platforms including Apple's iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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06:56
Another major manufacturer preps accessory for 10.5-...

The evidence for a 10.5-inch iPad Pro being launched at WWDC keeps building. We’ve seen a stock reference to a UAG case citing June availability, got a hands-on with a Pelican one, seen photos of several others – and now an Amazon ad has appeared for an Anker screen protector for the as-yet unannounced device.

Amusingly, the product already...

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06:51
Gigabyte pairs GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with external...




Gigabyte has shown off an external graphics card enclosure at Computex that aims to offer better value to those who want to add a graphics card to their MacBook Pro over Thunderbolt 3, with the Aorus-branded GTX 1070 Gaming Box bundling the high-specification graphics card with the enclosure at a lower cost than current alternatives.

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06:02
An iceberg flipped over, and its underside is...

Melissa Wiley, Smithsonian:

While exploring Cierva Cove, a glacial bay off the peninsula, a scientist aboard Cornell’s boat became excited by one iceberg in particular. “Everything I was seeing was pretty exciting,” Cornell admits. “This particular iceberg at the time kind of blended in with all the crazy stuff we were seeing.”

But as they approached the mass, which rose about 30 feet out the water, Cornell understood his guide’s excitement. Whereas most iceberg tips are covered in snow or have been weathered by the elements, this one was free of debris, exposing glassy, aqua-green ice with water flowing through it—“almost like an ant colony,” he says.

Hard to argue with the headline. Pretty cool image. And in some ways, this is like seeing an endangered species.

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06:00
‘Need for Speed Payback’ adds higher stakes and...

On paper, Need for Speed Payback sounds a lot like Grand Theft Auto V crossed with a modern Fast and the Furious movie. Tale of revenge? Check. Three distinct protagonists with differing skillsets? Check. Heist missions? You see where I'm going with...

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05:55
Tim Cook: Apple will continue its environmental...

CEO Tim Cook issued an internal email to Apple employees yesterday saying that corporate environmental efforts will continue even though a personal appeal to President Donald Trump failed to stop him from pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.

In the email — obtained by Axios — Cook had this to say:

“Team,

I know many of you share my disappointment with the White House's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the U.S. in the agreement. But it wasn't enough. 

“Climate change is real and we all share a responsibility to fight it. I want to reassure you that today's developments will have no impact on Apple's efforts to protect the environment. We power nearly all of our operations with renewable energy, which we believe...

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05:55
Siri creator, now with Samsung, on the future of AI...

Arjun Kharpal, CNBC:

Adam Cheyer was one of the people behind Siri which was acquired by Apple in 2010. Since then, Cheyer has created a next generation voice assistant called Viv which was acquired by Samsung in 2016. Viv is [now] a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung with the South Korean titan looking to integrate the technology into future products.

Watch the video embedded at the top of the article. Interesting to hear Cheyer’s point of view. Interesting that he specifically leaves out Google in his list of companies competing in this space.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:42
Apple CEO Tim Cook slams US decision to withdraw...

Saheli Roy Choudhury, CNBC:

After President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement, Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed his disappointment with the decision.

In an email to employees, which was obtained by CNBC, Cook said he had tried to push Trump prior to the decision to keep the U.S. in the agreement.

And here’s the email:

Team,

I know many of you share my disappointment with the White House’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the U.S. in the agreement. But it wasn’t enough.

Climate change is real and we all share a responsibility to fight it. I want to reassure you that today’s developments will have no impact on Apple’s efforts to protect the environment. We power nearly all of our operations with renewable energy, which we believe is an example of something that’s...

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05:30
ABBYY Business Card Reader launches cloud-based web...

ABBYY has launched a cloud-based web client for ABBYY Business Card Reader. The web version gives mobile users access to their digitized contacts on a computer, in addition to a smartphone, tablet and Apple Watch. 

BCR Web makes working with long contact lists comfortable and efficient, while the mobile app digitalizes business cards in 25 languages, enables users to search, sort and group their contacts, exchange digital cards and export them to Excel and Salesforce, according to Ivan Bodyagin, vice president, Head of Text Recognition Products at ABBYY.

Due to the cross-platform synchronization, business cards digitized using the mobile app are instantly uploaded to the cloud storage, which is encrypted and protected to guarantee user security and privacy, he adds. To use ABBYY Business Card Reader's web client, open BCR's website, click Login and enter the email and password you used to synchronize your contacts...

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05:20
AppleInsider podcast talks about what to expect at...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Dan and Victor talk about what to expect at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Siri, HomeKit, and Swift programming for all ages.

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05:17
Apple reportedly rolling out ‘Mechanical Turk’-esque...

Apple is advancing its data accuracy efforts with Apple Maps, according to a new report from iGeneration. The report details a new website app program where freelancers can sign up and get paid a small fee each time they correct/verify a Point-of-Interest or placemark in Apple Maps.

Similar to a Mechanical Turk system, people in the program can get paid about 54 cents per task, with a maximum of 600 tasks per week …

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