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Sunday September 3

15:19
Is Apple Copying Palm's WebOS?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Salon: Released in 2009 by Palm -- the same company that popularized the PDA in the 1990s -- WebOS pioneered a number of innovations, including multiple synchronized calendars, unified social media and contact management, curved displays, wireless charging, integrated text and Web messaging, and unintrusive notifications [that have all been copied by the mobile operating systems that defeated it on the marketplace]. The operating system, built on top of a Linux kernel, was also legendary for how easily it could be upgraded by users with programming skills. WebOS was also special in that it used native internet technologies like JavaScript for local applications. That was a huge part of why it was able to do so much integration with Web services, something its competitors at the time simply couldn't match. Apple's upcoming iOS 11 once again demonstrates how far ahead of its time WebOS really was. The yet-to-be-released Apple mobile system has...

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14:31
Honda sets aside $605 million to settle Takata...

The Takata airbag scandal affected several companies, but Honda felt its impact the most. Now, the Japanese automaker has agreed to a $605 million settlement to pay for buyers' claims related to the deadly airbags in the US. The money Honda set aside...

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13:53
Tim Cook tweets support for Apple's 250 '...




Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to continue spreading his message of support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DECA) program, posting that he stands with the 250 "Dreamers" employed by the company who are able to work for Apple via the immigration initiative.

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13:11
Tim Cook expresses support for the ‘Dreamers’ at...

Tim Cook this afternoon took to Twitter to express his support for the Dreamers that work alongside him at Apple. The company, according to Cook, employs some 250 Dreamers – children of undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for a significant amount of time.

Cook’s tweet comes after reports emerged claiming that President Trump was considering ending the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows for Dreamers who are registered with the Federal government to stay in the United States.

In his tweet, Cook said that he stands with the Dreamers at Apple and that “they deserve our respect as equals.” Furthermore, the Apple CEO said that a solution for DACA should be one that is “rooted in American values.”

250 of my Apple coworkers are #Dreamers. I stand with them. They deserve our respect as equals and a solution rooted in American values.

Earlier this week,...

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13:06
Hands On: Lucidchart online service for macOS and...




Lucidchart brings rapid diagrams and flowcharts to Mac and iOS, in an interface that should feel very comfortable to old-time Mac users familiar with the classic MacDraw II or Microsoft Vizio.

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13:04
Huawei Unveils AI Mobile Chipset Said To Rival A11...

On Saturday, Chinese mobile maker Huawei unveiled its first artificial intelligence smartphone chipset, which it hopes will lure customers away from Apple's upcoming range of new iPhones and towards the Asian company's "most powerful handset yet," the Mate 10, which is set to debut next month. Mac Rumors reports: Huawei touted the Kirin 970 AI mobile chipset's built-in "neural processing unit" at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, claiming that the technology is "20 times faster" than a traditional processor. The world's third largest smartphone maker claimed that mobile devices powered by the Kirin 970 will be able to "truly know and understand their users," by supporting real-time image recognition, voice interaction, and intelligent photography with ease. According to Nikkei, the Kirin 970 integrates 5.5 billion transistors in a single square centimeter about the size of a thumbnail, which includes an octa-core central processing unit, a 12-core graphics...

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13:02
The LG V30 is better for video recording than...

LG has made a name for its V series by stuffing the phones with top-notch multimedia recording features, and its latest addition takes this much further than before. The new V30, unveiled here at IFA 2017, is the first smartphone to offer a glass len...

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12:59
You can pay at a restaurant by smiling at a camera

As easy as it is to make purchases in the era of tap-to-pay services, it's about to get easier still. Alipay (which handles purchases for Chinese shopping giant Alibaba) has launched what it says is the first payment system that uses facial recognit...

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12:39
Apple moves sixth-generation iPod nano to obsolete...

Apple this week has added another product to its obsolete category: the sixth-generation, Apple Watch-esque iPod nano. In being obsolete, the device is no longer supported by Apple customer service for repair or servicing.

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12:32
Introversion's 'Prison Architect'...




The incarceration sandbox game 'Prison Architect' has tunneled itself into the Mac App Store, at the same time as Feral Interactive releases the 'War of the Chosen' expansion for 'XCOM 2' for macOS.

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11:32
Nokia 8's dual-camera is good, but rival phones...

The Nokia 8 broke cover in the run-up to IFA 2017, so while it wasn't officially launched at the show in Germany, it's one of several phones vying for your cash ahead of a certain company's next phone. It's the most accomplished Android phone that No...

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10:00
ASUS’ first mixed reality headset has plenty of...

ASUS has been teasing us with details of its Windows Mixed Reality headset, but now is ready to let folks try it for themselves. At IFA 2017, we were also able to spend a decent amount of time using the Windows Mixed Reality controllers that will shi...

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09:30
The best compact washer and dryer

By Liam McCabe

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 commissions that support its work. Rea...

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09:23
Huawei: Apple at disadvantage with Kirin 960...

Huawei, the world’s 3rd largest smartphone maker, has shared some details about its newest smartphone chip, and the company says it will help its upcoming Mate 10 smartphone outperform Apple and Samsung devices.

more…

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09:09
Tinderbox 7.2

Adds support for Markdown and other markup languages. ($249 new, free update, 32.1 MB)

 

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08:00
After Math: Business as Usual

It was a fairly uneventful week for the tech industry. Apple continued its quest to know everything about its customers. The FDA finally approved a genetic therapy for the first time Lyft spread its operation to 32 more states. And Juicero, purveyors...

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05:30
Ben Heck's smart bike, part 2

The team is on the road with the IoT on Wheels design challenge, trying their best to make their smart bike, well, smarter. Using ST Microelectronics Nucleo hardware with Bluetooth Low Energy means the device can pair with other devices, such as a...

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05:02
Yamaha's smart pianos work with Alexa and teach...

Of the many things we expected to see at IFA 2017, cutting-edge instruments weren't one of them. But Yamaha is using its time in Berlin to showcase the Clavinova all-electric, smart pianos, which use an iOS device and LEDs above each key to teach you...

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Saturday September 2

23:23
'The Division' finally adds to its open-...

After spending much of the past year upgrading The Division's core gameplay and its player-versus-player content, Ubisoft is ready to turn its attention to fresh player-versus-environment material -- and that finally includes a new area to play in....

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22:59
Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro...




For one week only, AppleInsider readers can exclusively save $600 on Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 256GB, Radeon 450) in Space Gray or Silver. At $1,799 with free expedited shipping, this deal offers shoppers the absolute lowest price from an Apple authorized reseller with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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20:22
Mercedes teases hybrid supercar with Formula 1 tech

You've seen hybrid supercars before, but likely nothing quite so exotic as this. Mercedes-Benz is teasing the debut of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, a hybrid "supersports showcar," at the Frankfurt International Motor Show beginning September 14th....

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18:52
SpaceX finishes testing Falcon Heavy's first...

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been in the works for so long that it almost feels like the stuff of legend at this point (Elon Musk first unveiled it in 2011), but there are signs that it might make that promised November launch. The private spacef...

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17:18
Alexa can brief you on the latest in music news

Alexa's Flash Briefings can help start your day by telling you about the latest headlines from various news sources and podcasts. Now, the voice assistant can also tell you what's going on about your favorite musicians. Amazon has launched "Today in...

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16:48
Apple HomePod generates tones for device pairing,...




When Apple's HomePod launches later this year, users will be able to take advantage of an automated pairing and setup process in which a special tone generated by the speaker is detected by a host iPhone.

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15:50
Data leak exposed millions of Time Warner Cable...

Verizon isn't the only big US telecom whose corporate ally left customer data out in the open. MacKeeper developer Kromtech has discovered that BroadSoft, a frequent partner to service providers, was storing over 4 million Time Warner Cable customer...

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14:19
Apple's OS chief is taking over Siri from Eddy...

Apple's Eddy Cue has been in charge of Siri since software chief Scott Forestall left the company in 2012. Now, the executive has handed Siri over to Craig Federighi -- and it might be a bigger deal than your usual shuffling of responsibilities. See,...

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14:16
∞ The Dalrymple Report: With guest Jason Snell

Jason Snell joins me this week to discuss the Apple event scheduled for September 12 and what could be released. 

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12:40
Bosch's stain scanner knows what you spilled on...

German technology giant Bosch is mostly known for making home appliances. And at IFA 2017, the company is showing off a concept that it hopes can add a new dimension to those products. The X-Spect is a portable device that detects fabric composition,...

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11:35
Alexa, Cortana Become New BFFs


Microsoft and Amazon this week announced a deal that will let their voice-controlled digital assistants, Cortana and Alexa, engage in cross-platform communications. Microsoft customers will be able to access Alexa voice commands by saying "Cortana, open Alexa" on any device that supports Cortana, which is available on millions of desktops, laptops, tablets and other devices. Under the agreement, Microsoft customers first will be able to access Alexa via Cortana on Windows PCs, and later on Android and iOS devices.

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11:10
Watch record-setting astronaut Peggy Whitson's...

NASA astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson has broken more than one record for time spent in space, but now she's ready to come home. Whitson, fellow American astronaut Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin are leaving the International Space Station to...

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10:58
Trump's pick for NASA's new leader sparks...

After weeks of rumors, the White House has officially picked a new NASA leader... and he's already proving to be controversial. President Trump has announced his intention to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine, an Oklahoma Republican and former executive...

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10:34
iPhone 8/Edition may include option to invoke Siri...

The latest discovery by developer Guilherme Rambo indicates the iPhone 8/Edition could use the sleep/wake button to invoke Siri in place of the Home button.

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09:51
∞ 2017 North America total solar eclipse close-up in...

Spectacular.

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09:37
This week’s top stories: Apple’s Sept. 12 event is...

In this week’s top stories: Apple officially announces its iPhone 8/Edition event for September 12, major case makers say new premium model will be named iPhone Edition, new details on iPhone wireless charging, two new beta releases, redesigned multitasking for iPhone Edition/8, and more. Read on for a full recap of this week’s news.

more…

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Japan's eSports struggle

The Crazy Laws
Keeping Japanese
Out of Video
Game Competitions
Yuji Nakamura and
Takako Taniguchi,
Bloomberg

Japan is a popular locale for video games, but laws are keeping eager players from participating in the eSports revolution. Bloomberg has...

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09:11
Apple's 'iPhone 8' may allow...




To get around the absence of a physical home button, the "iPhone 8" may let people trigger Siri by holding down the sleep/wake button when they're not using "Hey Siri."

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08:10
Samsung's 'AI-powered' washer is just...

IFA 2017 isn't all about smartphones, smartwatches and cute droids. The event is also a chance for companies to showcase their latest innovations for home appliances. Samsung did its part this year with the WW8800M washer, which sports technology cal...

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07:33
Microsoft tells some Mac Office users to pass on...

Office isn’t officially dead on the Mac but it might be on life support.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:28
NYPD needs to replace 36K useless smartphones

Ouch. It’s bad enough to have to make this turnaround but it sounds like the entire process and decision was driven by one person. That’s a recipe for disaster. The big question should be, of the other choices available, why choose Microsoft-based phones over those that run Google’s Android software or Apple’s iOS?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:14
Apple announces the permanent closure of their Simi...

To my recollection, this is the first store Apple has ever permanently closed. It’s not a portent of things to come, however.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:12
Recode your health

There’s no doubt that Apple sees health and fitness as another platform for their products. It’s really interesting watching them do so many little things that will eventually add up to really big things.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:00
Here's all the big launches from IFA 2017

The first half of the year saw companies flock to CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona to show off the devices they hope you'll want to buy for the rest of the year. As we approach the holiday season, tech companies are clamoring for your attention...

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05:15
Huawei's next mobile chipset is ready for our...

A big part of Huawei's multi-year push to improve its image has been improving the hardware it builds to go inside them, and its latest processor is more than up to the challenge. Unveiled today at IFA 2017, the Kirin 970 chipset goes beyond the init...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. In the US it's a holiday weekend, which we hope you'll take advantage of and have plenty of time to read back through all the big news from Gamescom and IFA. Plus, the Engadget Podcast is...

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04:01
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Aug....

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of August 28-September 2.

It's official. Apple has sent out invitations to the media for a Sept. 12 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.

Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees in an email to employeesthat the company has helped raise over $3 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, both through its own donations and donations from customers.

RESCUECOM has released its 2017 back-to-school Computer Reliability Report, which compares the brand market share of computer makers with their repair share, based on the number of computer repair calls received per brand, to create an overall reliability score. The report...

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03:13
BusyCal 3.2 and BusyContacts 1.2.1

Both apps fix Google Login errors and Exchange 2016 autodiscovery issues. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 11.3/5.4 MB)

 

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01:39
Harman now has smart speakers for Alexa, Cortana and...

When you're looking for a smart home speaker, you might think you're stuck with those made by Amazon, Apple or Google in order to use the specific intelligent assistants from the respective companies. Now, however, you can pick up a speaker that work...

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Friday September 1

23:01
Nintendo and Western Digital bring branded SD cards...

Nintendo has partnered with Western Digital on a line of officially official SanDisk microSDXC cards for its Switch console. What makes them so different? Well, Mario and Link are on the packaging and the 64-and-128 gigabyte cards have Nintendo brand...

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21:42
The iPhone ecosystem needs strength training...




For people into running and other cardio activities, there's a plethora of apps and accessories available in the iPhone ecosystem. So why are major accessory makers -- including Apple -- largely ignoring strength training?

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21:41
This week on AI: Apple's Sept. 12 'iPhone...




Most of the rumors should come to an end soon, as Apple has finally set a date for its fall press event -- Sept. 12. Of course talk about the "iPhone 8's" features and even its name continued this week, joined by current events and word of the company's video plans.

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19:57
Hackers tried selling celebrity info stolen from...

News that someone exploited an Instagram security hole to steal info from some of its most popular accounts got worse when they began selling it. The Verge reports this dark web service is no longer available, but The Daily Beast chatted with operato...

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17:50
Friday 5: Final Cut Pro tips for YouTubers [Video]

Final Cut Pro X is by far my most used app on the Mac, as I use it to produce a large swath of the content on our YouTube channel. As a long-time proponent of Apple’s flagship NLE, I’d like to use this week’s edition of Friday 5 to share some of my favorite Final Cut Pro X tips for those of you who use the app to create content for YouTube. Watch our hands-on video for a brief look at five handy tips.

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17:50
Sony’s new ‘Crystal’ DualShock 4s are red, white and...

DualShock controllers for PlayStation 3 and 4 have both had a translucent option as far back as 2013. The top case of the "crystal" controller lets you see through to the inner workings of the wireless gaming device, which for some reason is pretty d...

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17:00
Classic board game ‘Catan’ is coming to VR, of all...

If you've ever thrilled to a hot game of Catan on your table before, you'll love that you'll be able to experience the classic territory-building board game in virtual reality. Created by VR developer Experiment 7, with the collaboration of the Catan...

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16:57
TextExpander 6.2.2

Paves the way for compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra and adds a new “expand string” scripting command. ($40 new, free update, 6.4 MB)

 

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16:56
Boom 3D 1.1

Adds option to reduce bass for those using bass booster headphones. ($16.99 new, free update, 26.6 MB)

 

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15:51
Google's iOS app now shows trending searches

Earlier this year, Google added a "trending" widget in its iOS search app that shows off what people are looking for at any given moment. Now, Google's adding that info right into the main part of the app. After installing an update that's live in th...

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15:30
Leaked Apple document shows how iPhone service...

A recently leaked Apple document seen by Business Insider gives specific details with images on how Apple handles whether an iPhone is eligible for service or replacement.

more…

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14:43
Roku's IPO filing reveals plans to raise $100...

Roku has come a long way from its origin as the Netflix streaming player, and today the company filed for its IPO. The documents reveal that it hopes to raise as much as $100 million, and give more insight than ever into exactly how it's doing. The c...

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14:40
Deutsche Bank drops last BlackBerrys to standardize...




After many years of allowing its employees to replace their corporate-assigned BlackBerry phones with iPhones under a "Bring Your Own Device" policy, Germany's Deutsche Bank is finally officially phasing out all of its BlackBerry devices for new Apple gear.

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14:08
Alphabet finalizes restructuring with a new company...

Back in 2015, Google announced that it was restructuring its company into multiple parts, with a new giant company called Alphabet to oversee all of Google's various businesses. The reasoning behind the move was to essentially separate out some of Go...

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14:05
Leaked doc shows what is & isn't covered in...




A copy of a "Visual/Mechanical Inspection Guide" has reportedly leaked online, giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what Apple will and won't cover under an iPhone's warranty.

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13:50
Tech CEOs sign letter urging Trump to keep immigrant...

Hundreds of CEOs have signed an open letter urging President Trump not to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Started in 2012 under the Obama administration, DACA allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the US be...

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13:35
Serfing on the Giants’ Farms

Josh Marshall has a great post describing in detail the control Google wields over the advertising industry, “A Serf on Google’s Farm”:

But here’s where the rubber really meets the road. The publishers
use DoubleClick. The big advertisers use DoubleClick. The big
global advertising holding companies use Doubleclick. Everybody at
every point in the industry is wired into DoubleClick. Here’s how
they all play together. The adserving (Doubleclick) is like the
road. (Adexchange) is the biggest car on the road. But only
AdExchange gets full visibility into what’s available. (There’s
lot of details here and argument about just what Google does and
doesn’t know. But trust me on this. They keep the key information
to themselves. This isn’t a suspicion. It’s the model.) So Google
owns the road and gets first look at what’s on the road. So not
only...

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13:32
AWT News Update: September 1, 2017

It's September, and the month will bring us some amazing new Apple devices. For now, we have some stories about your favorite fruit-flavored company:

  • The iPhone 7s and 7s Plus may be the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but who knows what the so-called "iPhone 8" will be called
  • The Simi Valley, CA Apple Store is closing on September 15
  • Apple's fitness guru Jay Blahnik talked to Men's Health about the company's amazing fitness lab

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.

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for September 1, 2017. It’s going to be a fascinating...

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13:32
Facebook has mapped the population of 23 countries...

In its research into the best way to provide the internet to the entire world, Facebook has mapped where all 7.5 billion people on the planet live. By combining government census data and satellite images along with some help from Facebook's image re...

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13:19
9to5Rewards: WD’s new My Cloud 4TB Storage Solution...

This week we’ve partnered with Western Digital to give away its just announced My Cloud Home 4TB storage solution. Just released on Wednesday, this new hard drive offers fully wireless backups of your devices and more. Head below to learn how you could win one for yourself.

more…

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13:14
Play as Mega Man and Ghost Trick in 'Dead...

Patience is paying off for Dead Rising fans on PlayStation 4. Last year's (formerly) Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 4 is making its way to the PS4 with a few extras in Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package. Yup, Capcom's marketing department thought tha...

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12:51
Apple's fitness lab has collected 66,000 hours...

Men's Health writer Ben Court got to take a look around Apple's not-so-secret-anymore exercise lab and the company's director of fitness for health technologies had some bold claims about the work the lab has done. Apple's Jay Blahnik told Court, "Ou...

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12:30
Watch Tim Cook’s FaceTime cameo in Auburn University...

Auburn University has just released a new commercial featuring notable alumni including a surprise cameo of a very animated Tim Cook. The Apple CEO also participated in a longer ad where he talks about his experience at the school.

more…

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12:30
Engadget Podcast Ep 40: This Is Your Night

Hello there! After a summer-long hiatus, The Engadget Podcast is back, starting with a five-episode run through the month of September. Because our usual host Terrence O'Brien is out on paternity leave ('grats, Terry!), you're stuck with yours truly...

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12:18
iOS-controlled Smarter Coffee coming to US in October

The Internet of Things keeps getting bigger, this time with a full "grind and brew" coffee maker from Smarter that's expected to hit the US in October of 2017. The Smarter Coffee 2nd Generation isn't HomeKit-enabled yet, but does come with an iOS app that also controls the company's iKettles and the upcoming FridgeCam that was shown at CES 2017.

The Smarter Coffee 2nd Generation is indeed smarter when compared to the only other "smart coffeemaker" on the market, the Mr. Coffee Wi-Fi Enabled WeMo Coffeemaker (affiliate link). That device is also a 10-cup coffeemaker, but requires pre-ground coffee while the Smarter Coffee just needs to be filled with coffee beans and water before it brews on a pre-set...

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12:16
Justice Department takes aim at Hurricane Harvey...

This week a number of federal and state law enforcement agencies teamed up to prosecute any scammers taking advantage of the Hurricane Harvey aftermath. Texas-based agencies along with the SEC, FBI, FTC and others have created a working group that wi...

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12:13
Neato Botvac D7 Connected smart home vacuum enhances...




The new Neatmo Botvac D7 Connected and a concurrent software update allows users with an iPhone and Apple Watch to configure when to clean -- plus when and where not to.

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12:00
Google’s comment ranking system will be a hit with...

A recent, sprawling Wired feature outlined the results of its analysis on toxicity in online commenters across the United States. Unsurprisingly, it was like catnip for everyone who's ever heard the phrase "don't read the comments." According to The...

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11:42
A look inside the underground Steve Jobs Theater...

So far, we’ve mostly only seen photos and videos of the ground level lobby of the Steve Jobs Theater, which doesn’t reveal much since the theater is underground. Now, some user submitted photos to Google Maps of the theater give us a good look at the actual auditorium before Apple’s September 12 event.

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11:38
Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone...




A pair of reports from differing sources claim that Apple has allegedly shifted branding of the 2017 iPhones, with the "iPhone 7s" family now being called the "iPhone 8" -- but the name of the high-end OLED device is in conflict between the two sources.

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11:38
Juicero, the ridiculous $400 juicer company, is...

Juicero -- the company that shot to notoriety last year for selling an overpriced, overly complicated juicer -- is closing up shop. The company is immediately suspending sales of its Juicero Press and Produce Packs, and is offering refunds for the ne...

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11:36
Labor Day Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($...




Holiday weekend deals are in full swing with instant and coupon savings on 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros, as well as Mid 2017 27-inch iMac 5Ks. Each system ships for free with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ as well.

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11:26
macOS High Sierra Developer Beta 9 now available

Yesterday, Apple made the ninth beta version of both iOS 11 and tvOS 11 available to developers. Today, the company followed up with the latest (ninth) developer beta of macOS 10.13 High Sierra. 

It's quite likely that this will be the last beta version of macOS High Sierra, as the new OS is likely to ship on or around September 12 -- the day of Apple's product announcement event. However, one feature may not be available for all users at launch time, and that's the highly-anticipated Apple File System (APFS). 

Recent articles note that while APFS is enabled by default on those devices like the MacBook that use solid state drives (SSDs) for storage, issues have apparently come up with the migration of HFS+ formatted hard disk drives and Fusion drives. Apple could possibly delay the ship date of macOS High Sierra, or just ensure that at least for now, HDDs and...

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11:21
Nike’s ‘self-lacing’ engineer now works at Tesla

Tiffany Beers, the designer known for exploring the boundaries of athletic shoe technology with Nike, is headed to Tesla, according to a report at HypeBeast. As the Nike Senior Innovator, Beers had a hand in some of the coolest new sneaker designs, l...

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11:10
Apple Acknowledges Siri Leadership Has Officially...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple has updated its executive leadership page to acknowledge that software engineering chief Craig Federighi now officially oversees development of Siri. The responsibility previously belonged to Apple's services chief Eddy Cue. "Craig Federighi is Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Craig oversees the development of iOS, macOS, and Siri. His teams are responsible for delivering the software at the heart of Apple's innovative products, including the user interface, applications and frameworks," Apple says. Apple's leadership page is only now reflecting Federighi's role as head of Siri, but the transition has been apparent for several months, based on recent interviews and stage appearances at Apple's keynotes.


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11:06
Carbon Copy Cloner 5: The best backup utility for...

Thanks to Bombich Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. Bombich Software has released Carbon Copy Cloner 5, an upgrade to its bootable backup software for macOS. The upgrade features scheduled task grouping and sorting, guided setup and restore, task history trend charts, a health check for backups, advanced file filtering, and includes hundreds of improvements and fixes.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5 requires macOS 10.10 or later and will be compatible with APFS and Apple’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra release this autumn. A full-featured thirty day trial version is available.

Carbon Copy Cloner is an app that I’ve used for years, in fact, since it was first released. The new version goes a long way to make the software easier to use, while still adding more advanced features.

You can get 15% off Carbon Copy Cloner until September 3 by using the code LOOPINSIGHT at checkout.

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11:00
IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human...

Since the days of Da Vinci's "Ornithoper", mankind's greatest minds have sought inspiration from the natural world for their technological creations. It's no different in the modern world, where bleeding-edge advancements in machine learning and arti...

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10:51
High Sierra beta 9 available for developer testing,...




Apple makes the ninth developer beta of High Sierra available four days after its last update, and one day after iOS 11 and tvOS 11 releases.

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10:41
Netflix nabs 8-part musical series from ‘La La Land...

Netflix snagged an exclusive deal for The Eddy, an eight-episode series from Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of La La Land and Whiplash. Like the former, his new show will be a musical drama, and will focus on a modern-day Parisian club,...

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10:35
Apple closing Simi Valley store with no replacement...




Apple will close its Simi Valley, Calif. store on Sept. 15, the company has announced, despite an iPhone launch likely happening as little as a week or so later.

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10:19
Technics' SP-10R is its latest high-end...

If you thought Technic's SL-1200 reissue was expensive, you haven't seen anything yet. Meet the SP-10R. Technics calls the throwback deck its "most premium turntable ever" and its 7kg (almost 15.5 pounds) brass, rubber and aluminum platter drives tha...

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10:08
Apple releases macOS High Sierra developer beta 9

Apple has released macOS High Sierra beta 9 for developer testing, the second release this week. macOS High Sierra includes the new Apple File System, HEVC video playback, Metal 2, Photos and Safari upgrades, and more.

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10:00
Samsung's 43-inch Frame TV is like a fancy art...

When Samsung announced The Frame TV earlier this year, it quickly became a product of interest for people with minimalist taste. That's because it's essentially designed to double as an art piece, and its aesthetics can easily blend in with any paint...

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09:55
Apple announces Simi Valley store to permanently...

In an update to its retail website, Apple has noted that its 11-year-old location in Simi Valley, California, will be permanently shuttered on September 15th. The closure will occur just after the introduction of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone Edition, but likely before the new models officially go on sale.

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09:44
totallee's minimalist iPhone case goes jet red...

When it comes to protecting your iPhone with a minimum of bulk and weight, there's probably nothing better than the cases from totallee. While these cases won't keep your iPhone protected from a 40-foot fall onto sharp rocks, they're perfect for day-to-day use, keeping the phone's surface from scratches and nicks. Now the company has released a jet red version of the iPhone case for just $25, and buying one does more than just protect your phone -- 10% of proceeds from sales of this case go to the United Nations Foundation and the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

totallee jet red iPhone 7 Plus case. Image ©2017, Steven Sande

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09:41
Video: Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil




The Apple Pencil for iPad Pro brings about a number of new ways of using and interacting with Apple's touchscreen tablet. AppleInsider brings you up to speed on everything it can do, including unique use cases, and new features coming in iOS 11.

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09:41
Sharp is ready to sell 8K consumer TVs now that we...

While other electronics companies are just getting to consumer 4K screens, Sharp is once again focusing on the next resolution milestone. Today, Sharp announced its 8K AQUOS televisions will be coming to Japan and China in December, with releases in...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy Labor Day Event,...

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

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09:18
Apple is reportedly planning to set up shop in...

In June, Apple announced that it had hired Sony bigshots Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to head its video programming division. The move signaled that Apple might be more serious about its TV and film aspirations than its currently small offerings...

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09:03
Apple's Watch-oriented fitness lab tops 66,000...




Apple's dedicated fitness lab in Cupertino -- which has so far contributed mostly to the Apple Watch -- has managed to log over 33,000 workout sessions and 66,000 hours, "more data on activity and exercise than any other human performance study in history," the company's director of fitness for health technologies said in a recent interview.

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09:00
The best personal breathalyzer

By Séamus Bellamy

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, it may earn affiliate commissions that support...

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08:43
iPhone 8/Edition Diary: It hasn’t even been...

Those who follow my various diary series’ (Apple Watch, iPad Pro, Apple MusiciPhone SE, Smart Home, Drone) won’t be too surprised that I’m beginning this one before the device has even been officially announced.

The idea behind the diary format is that a single review will always provide an incomplete impression, and sometimes even a misleading one. It represents one particular slice in time. With things I use as heavily as Apple kit, it’s almost...

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08:39
Panasonic's fridge of the future comes when you...

We don't know how the kitchens of our future will work, but Panasonic's vision includes a moving refrigerator that responds to voice commands. The company was showing off a concept for such a device that, if we're lucky, might make it to our homes in...

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Good news, everyone! Your favorite day of the week has arrived at last -- it's discount roundup day! This fine Wednesday evening we're gathering up the hottest deals on the App Store. We've got action platformers, we've got puzzle games, we've got... | Read more »

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