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Thursday June 1

09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Twelve South MacBook Stand $40...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Twelve South BookArc möd MacBook Stand drops to $40 (Reg. $60)
Twelve South’s HiRise Stand for Apple Watch...

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09:26
AppleInsider's official iOS app redesigned from...




The official AppleInsider app for iPhone and iPad has reached a milestone version 3.0 release, packing in new features such as 3D Touch support, split view and slide over, easy access to our growing video library, and access to the popular AI podcast. And, it's all available for free with ad support, or ad-free with an optional subscription plan priced at just 83 cents per month.

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09:17
Swift Playgrounds expanding coding education to...

Apple says that Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app to teach kids of any age basic coding skills in Swift, will soon offer a new way to learn to code using robots, drones and musical instruments. 

Playgrounds is designed to teach basic programming concepts like loops and conditionals using an animated character that the budding programmers direct by writing code. The app offers suggestions for code to be used, and Swift Playgrounds also has a special iOS coding keyboard to ease entry of all of those pesky brackets. Swift Playgrounds is compatible with all iPad Air and iPad Pro models and iPad mini 2 and later running iOS 10 or later.

Apple says it's working with device makers to make it easy to connect to Bluetooth-enabled robots within the Swift Playgrounds app, allowing kids to program and control popular devices, including LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3, the Sphero SPRK+, Parrot drones and more....

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09:16
WWDC silly season grows with seemingly baseless...




A high-profile Apple stock analyst has suggested virtually all of Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline could at least be previewed at WWDC, including the "iPhone 8" and an Apple TV with 4K. Needless to say, that's highly unlikely.

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09:07
Developer earnings from the App Store top $70 Billion

Apple today announced that its global developer community has earned over $70 billion since the App Store launched in 2008. The App Store is home to the most innovative apps in the world and in the past 12 months alone, downloads have grown over 70 percent.

“People everywhere love apps and our customers are downloading them in record numbers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Seventy billion dollars earned by developers is simply mind-blowing. We are amazed at all of the great new apps our developers create and can’t wait to see them again next week at our Worldwide Developers Conference.”

Those numbers are just insane to think about. The types of apps being developed have become more complex in recent years, allowing us to do so much more with our iPhones and iPads. Having powerful hardware is very important, but having a thriving ecosystem of apps to run on the hardware is important too.

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09:02
Visual Studio for Mac, finally!

Last month, Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio for Mac: a full-featured development environment to help developers on the Mac create apps, games, and services for mobile, cloud, and web. It’s natively designed for macOS, so both the design – from the toolbar to the file dialogs – and the developer workflow should feel right at home to Mac users. It is also a best-in-class advanced C# code editor – with IntelliSense and a refactoring experience that includes a preview of the proposed code changes. 

more…

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09:02
Apple's Swift Playgrounds 1.5 will teach kids...




Apple on Thursday revealed that with a version 1.5 update on June 5 -- the beginning of WWDC 2017 -- Swift Playgrounds will include new material teaching people how to write programming for drones, robots, and similar electronics.

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08:30
Hands on with Halide, a new gesture-based iPhone...

While much of the Mac Tech Media have raved about Halide from Chroma Noir LLC, I really appreciate DPReview’s hands-on description that includes the pluses and minuses, helping me to make a better buying decision.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:25
Apple updating Swift Playgrounds to control drones,...

Apple’s annual developer conference kicks off Monday, but we’re already seeing WWDC related announcements from the company which suggests the keynote will be packed from start to finish.

Earlier today we saw an update on how much it has paid developers and how the App Store is performing, and now Apple has detailed an update to Swift Playgrounds coming Monday that will let students control robots, drone, and musical instruments.

more…

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08:20
App Store Earnings For Developers Exceed $70 Billion...

Apple announced today that since it launched in 2008, developers have earned over $70 billion from the App Store. From an article: "People everywhere love apps and our customers are downloading them in record numbers," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Seventy billion dollars earned by developers is simply mind-blowing." According to Apple's press release, subscriptions saw a 58 percent increase year over year, fueled by their availability in all 25 app categories. Games and Entertainment are the App Store's top grossing categories, Lifestyle and Health and Fitness apps have experienced 70 percent growth, and the Photo and Video category is up over 90 percent.


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08:15
Chevy Bolt review: an affordable long-range electric...

The video isn’t hugely interesting (it’s not Top Gear after all) but it does point out the challenges of an all-electric vehicle for those who don’t live in a major city. Would you buy a Chevy Bolt?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:13
Plex adds Live TV support for Plex Pass subscribers...




Plex on Thursday introduced a Live TV feature for Plex Pass subscribers with antennas, letting them watch shows as they air in addition to taking advantage of existing DVR features.

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08:00
∞ Apple adds robot, drone and instrument support to...

Apple on Thursday will announce some great new features for Swift Playgrounds, the company’s educational coding app for iPad. With version 1.5, being released on the opening day of its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, Swift Playgrounds will feature support for robots, drones and musical instruments. I sat down with Apple executives and a couple of educators to talk about the news.

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08:00
Apple’s new Swift Playgrounds 1.5 includes controls...

When Apple released Swift Playgrounds in 2016, it opened the world of coding to kids (and adults) who thought just the idea of creating an app was intimidating. Swift Playgrounds makes codes approachable and fun to learn, combining tutorials, a touch interface, and “challenges” on an iPad that anyone can use for free.

While Swift Playgrounds can be a very satisfying experience that results in your very own app, technology moves forward—we’re now in a world where drones and robots are prevalent. With that in mind, Apple on Wednesday announced Swift Playgrounds version 1.5, which includes tools that teach students how to control drones and robots over Bluetooth using an iPad.

To read this...

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07:32
As component shortages continue to bite, Sony...

We’ve been hearing a number of reports of late about component shortages threatening production timings or volumes of the iPhone 8, but there does appear to be some good news at least.

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07:09
Review: Elgato Eve Degree, a pretty but pricey...

One of my complaints about HomeKit devices is that too many of them look like what father-of-the-iPod Tony Fadell once described as ‘ugly white plastic crap.’ My Philips Hue switches and motion sensors, for example, work well, but they are undoubtedly both white and plastic – and while I wouldn’t go so far as to call them ugly, they are certainly not beautiful.

This is an issue Elgato’s latest HomeKit offering aims to address. The Eve Degree is a standalone room thermometer capable of measuring both temperature and humidity, reporting it back to your iPhone.

With an anodized aluminum surround and black front, it aims to look rather more Apple-like than your average HomeKit accessory …

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06:57
New MacBook Pro BookArc in color-matching Space Gray...

TwelveSouth is out with a new version of its popular BookArc vertical stand that color-matches the latest MacBook Pros.

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06:55
Apple escalating use of Intel modems for '...




Faced with an ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is reportedly ramping up its use of Intel baseband chips in iPhones -- despite previously weak performance from Intel's parts.

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06:30
Man jailed for refusing to disclose iPhone passcode...

The law lags badly behind technology in a great many areas. One area where there is still huge uncertainty is whether the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination protects someone who refuses to disclose the passcode to their phone.

We’ve seen conflicting rulings in the past, and a Miami report shows that rulings may even vary between courts in the same state …

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06:26
Sony prioritizing Apple's supply of iPhone...




Reports from the supply chain suggest that Sony is giving priority to CMOS image sensor production to Apple, forcing other vendors to source smartphone camera components elsewhere.

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06:18
Apple’s Siri-controlled smart speaker could be...

Enlarge / $159/£159 Apple AirPods.

Ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week, a report from Bloomberg suggest the company could announce a long-rumored, Siri-controlled smart speaker. "People familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg that the device could be revealed as early as WWDC, but likely would not ship until later this year.

Details about the speaker are slim, but the report states the Siri-controlled smart speaker will have "virtual surround sound technology" and integration with Apple's existing product lineup. This would be Apple's first device to compete with...

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06:00
Plex brings over-the-air live TV support for Plex...

Plex Pass users will be getting an additional benefit from their subscription today as the company announces the addition of Live TV. Currently in beta, the service allows users of indoor and outdoor antennas to watch their favorite shows live through Plex. Combined with Plex’s DVR feature, Live TV becomes another veritable option for cord-cutters.

more…

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05:57
With WWDC set to kick off, Apple announces App Store...




Since it launched nearly 9 years ago, the iOS App Store has delivered more than $70 billion to developers, while downloads have surged 70 percent in the last year alone.

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05:45
∞ One guitar, many hands

[VIDEO] I fell down a well of guitar videos yesterday. More specifically, a well of multiple people playing a single guitar. Who knew this was a thing, and that there were so many of them.

I picked three, all embedded in the main Loop post. Please do add your own favorites to the comments.

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05:45
Apple: Developer earnings from the App Store top $70...

Apple says its global developer community has earned over $70 billion since the Apple App Store launched in 2008. In the past 12 months alone, downloads have grown over 70%, says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

He adds that since the release of iOS 10 last fall, iPhone and iPad users have also experienced “new engaging and creative ways to connect,” such as giving a friend a Starbucks gift card using Apple Pay and collaborating on a fashion design sketch using Prêt à Template. With the subscription business model now available to developers across all 25 app categories, the App Store’s active paid subscriptions are up 58% year-over-year. 

Schiller says that App Store developers from around the world create apps for customers in 155 countries. Gaming and Entertainment are top-grossing categories, and Lifestyle apps, as well as Health and Fitness, have experienced over 70% growth in the past year. The Photo and Video category is...

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05:39
Android vs. iOS: Are iPhones really safer?

The article leads off with this:

In a new Apple ad, a thief breaks into “your phone” but struggles to get into an iPhone. Here’s how it plays out in the real world.

I was all set to read about how the ad was wrong, that Android phones were actually just as safe. But:

There are several reasons why iPhones are more secure than the various phones running Android software, according to Mike Johnson, who runs the security technologies graduate program at the University of Minnesota.

Side note: That’s no small-time opinion. The University of Minnesota has one of the best computer science programs in the US.

Moving on:

The old rule about PC viruses seems to be holding true with mobile phones, as well. Android phones make up more than 80% of the global smartphone market, and hackers are more likely to succeed if they write programs for these devices, just because of sheer numbers.

The Windows vs Mac logic. Certainly true.

Plus, he...

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05:34
Apple patent involves creating 3D virtual characters

Apple is working on — or at least considering — an app that would allow you to create 3D virtual characters for use on its macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS, as well future devices. The patent (number 20170154473) is dubbed “systems, methods and computer-readable media for placing an asset on a three-dimensional model.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that some electronic devices can display 3D models that a user can control. For example, gaming consoles can display 3D avatars that represent a user, and the user can direct the avatar to perform specific actions in a game. 

As another example, fashion accessory assets (e.g., glasses) can be placed on an external surface of a head asset of the model. Each asset can be placed or disposed on the model in a manner that may ensure that the position and orientation of the asset relative to other portions of the model are consistent when viewed from different angles. When a user moves an asset with respect to the remainder of...

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05:30
Network Speed Tester apps released for all Apple...

Lakehorn AG has introduced its full suite of Network Speed Tester apps for all Apple devices. It lets users measure and visualize network and WiFi performance between Macs, iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs on the same network. 

The Network Speed Tester apps can detect weak spots or bottlenecks on the local WiFi or wired network and can help improve overall network performance, according to the folks at Lakehorn AG. Results are displayed in a graph in realtime, so any change is visible immediately.

Network Speed Tester requires any two devices to operate. One device will act as the server using the server app (on iOS or tvOS) or the combined app on macOS. From the second device, the client app will connect to the server via bonjour and visualize the results. 

Network Speed Tester apps require macOS 10.10 , iOS 9.0, and tvOS 9.0 or higher. Network Speed Tester for Mac is a $3.99 download...

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05:29
Fireflies

A fascinating, interactive firefly simulation.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:26
Apple announces it has paid App Store developers...

Ahead of its developer conference next week, Apple has announced that all-time earnings from App Store developers have topped $70 billion. The App Store launched with iPhone OS 2 in 2008 and has exploded ever since.

In the last twelve months, the company said Apple Store downloads have increased more than 70% …

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05:23
∞ The Siri Speaker, screen or no screen, and some...

Mark Gurman and Alex Webb, this Bloomberg post:

The iPhone-maker has started manufacturing a long-in-the-works Siri-controlled smart speaker, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple could debut the speaker as soon as its annual developer conference in June, but the device will not be ready to ship until later in the year, the people said.

There’s more to the post, but that’s certainly the core chunk of news.

Now make your way over to this Daring Fireball post, where John Gruber digs through the Bloomberg piece, making three major points.

  • The...

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05:15
Rumor: Newly registered model numbers hint at...

When the new model numbers come out, Apple typically has something up its sleeve.

The company has apparently registered new model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission. The assumption is that these numbers coincide with new Macs and new iPads being announced at WWDC next week. Russia requires companies to register all new products that utilize encryption tools.

The new model numbers (A1289, A1347, A1418, A1419, and A1481) are thought to belong to a 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, a 12-inch MacBook, and perhaps a refreshed MacBook Air. These have been pointed out to be new model numbers as opposed to current model numbers.

Apple has also registered four model numbers (A1671, A1709, A1670, and A1701) that corresponded to iOS 10 devices. This would strengthen the rumor of Apple launching a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro next week. A final model number (A1843) is thought to belong to a spare part for the Mac, possibly a new wireless keyboard.

While WWDC is...

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05:14
macOS and iOS market share both up in May

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS was up last month.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.36% of the global market share in May, up from from 6.25% percent in April (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.64% as of May.

iOS had 33.03% of the mobile operating system market share in May, up from 31.06% in April. This compares to 63.66% for Android, 1.21% for Windows Phone, and 0.90% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers...

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05:00
Rumor: Apple begins manufacturing Siri Speaker, will...

Apple’s long-awaited Siri Speaker may already be going through the manufacturing process with a debut date at WWDC 2017.

Per Bloomberg, sources have stated that Apple’s smart speaker system will feature “virtual surround sound technology” and deep integration with Apple’s current lineup. Prototype testing apparently began began months ago and the manufacturing company behind Apple’s AirPods will also be responsible for building out the new speaker.

Sources have also stated that the audio technology within the speaker will be louder and “reproduce sound more crisply” then rivals, and that Apple has considered measuring room acoustics to adjust sound levels.

Apple is entering the new home smart speaker market alongside other products such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Such a product would also allow Apple to tightly integrate the speaker within its own ecosystem of services.

HomeKit is already a significant addition in Apple’s ecosystem, but a...

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04:59
Poll: Would trackpad & mouse support be a good...

Regular readers will know that I love my iPad. It goes with me almost everywhere, and I use it for everything from web-browsing to writing novels and screenplays.

To me, it’s a more important device than my iPhone. It’s the perfect balance of portability and screen size: sufficiently small and light to be carried routinely, but with a display large enough to be practical for most tasks.

I use it with a Brydge keyboard (review) when writing, but there’s one task that is still painful: precise...

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04:43
The greenest Apple Store in the world

Nick Mafi, Architectural Digest:

Apple—the forty-one year old technology company from Cupertino, California—is known for unveiling technology that is often ahead of the curve. Which is to say, once Apple does something, the competition tends to follow suit. Climate scientists will hope this will again be the case as Apple recently unveiled their most eco-friendly store to date. The store will not only be filled with trees, but will operate from a handful of sustainable sources as well. Aptly, the store will be located in Singapore, the greenest city in Asia. With the opening over the weekend, Apple finally opened their first-ever store in Southeast Asia.

If nothing else, click through to the article and check out the picture of that staircase, beautifully crafted from Italian marble. Gorgeous.

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04:37
At Amazon’s bookstore, no coffee but all the data...

Francis X. Clines, New York Times:

We all may have thought that product delivery by drone was the next big Amazon thing. But the future turns out to be a typical retail store in the Time Warner Center off Columbus Circle. Another half dozen are due this year, including a second Manhattan store, on 34th Street.

The speculation is that dozens more are planned nationally and that Amazon, which already handles nearly half of the nation’s book sales, may eventually expand into selling far more products than the books and Kindle electronics the stores currently offer.

And:

Ask a worker about the narrow predictability of data mining, and the reply comes: “It’s data with heart.” Amazon says its recommendations include in-house “curators’ assessments” to add a variable touch to the crowdsourcing.

This seems the future of the brick and mortar, slowly crushing the mom and pops under a massive pile of data.

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04:30
What I want to see in watchOS 4

I’m fairly happy with my Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3. However, there are some things I’d love to see addressed in watchOS 4, of which Apple will almost offer a sneak peak during Monday’s keynote that kicks off the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference.

Mainly, I’d like to see enhanced Siri support. As a runner who’s soon to start training for a mini-triathlon, I want to be able to seamlessly start and stop the timer on the smartwatch by saying “Hey, Siri, start timer” and “Hey, Siri, stop timer.” You can (kinda) do this now, but there's a lag in the response. And sometimes the Apple Watch defaults back to the Home screen from the Fitness app, which is annoying when I glance at the watch display to check my time.

Along the same lines, though it would affect battery life, I’d like an “always-on” mode (at least as an option). I want the Fitness app to be open and available at all times when I run.

Speaking of the personal digital assistant, some folks want...

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04:02
Adobe Scan turns documents into editable PDFs

Adobe has launched a new way to turn your physical documents into PDFs with editable text, and it's completely free. The company has released a new mobile app simply called "Scan" for both iOS and Android, and to create a digital copy of a document,...

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04:00
2017 iBooks Author Conference to be held Oct. 12, 13...

Score Publishing is holding the 2017 iBooks Author Conference this fall with NASA keynoting and Southwest Airlines serving as the newest major sponsor. The conference will be held Oct. 12 and 13 in Nashville, TN, on the Vanderbilt University campus.

The iBooks Author Conference is an annual gathering of the user community of Apple's iBooks Author digital content creation software, including educators, creative professionals, marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, corporate trainers, self-published authors, and many others.  "The iBAs," the awards recognizing achievement in iBooks Author production, are part of the iBooks Author...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for June 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

TrunkShare has introduced TrunkShare 1.02. The free app uses the power of local shoppers to help you find items in local stores. Consumers can broadcast their request with the app and get alerts confirming availability. 

Full Fat has unleashed Blocky Pirates 1.0 (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1205437528), the sequel to Blocky Raider. The free game is set in the swashbuckling world of pirates. Players meet pirates, skeletons and monstrous sea creatures, discover gold and legendary treasure as they avoid deadly traps and hazards.

macOS Apps/Updates

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03:00
The Morning After: Thursday, June 1st 2017

Hey, good morning! The biggest aircraft ever is ready for testing. (No it's not a blimp.) We hacked our very own proper D-pad for the Nintendo Switch and also took a closer look at how AI is changing our world -- and doing things better than humans.

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02:05
Google's 'innovative' new London HQ...

They've been a long time coming, but Google has finally laid out its plans for its new "innovative" £1 billion London headquarters located in Kings Cross. This week, the company submitted a detailed planning application to Camden Council, outli...

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00:01
Logitech's latest MX mice are ready for your...

Most mice are designed with the assumption that you'll pair them with one PC at a time. But that's just not realistic these days -- there's a good chance you have multiple systems. And Logitech thinks it can do something about this with its latest fl...

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00:00
Hands-on: Logitech’s new MX Master 2S Mouse w/ Flow...

Logitech has today announced the latest generation of its popular MX Master mice alongside an intriguing software feature called Flow. The MX Master and Anywhere 2S introduce a handful of hardware upgrades in a familiar package.

I was a huge fan of the previous generation models, so I was anxious to go hands-on with the latest rendition. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been able to spend some time using both new models and the Flow feature as a part of my daily routine. Full details on both devices as well as my thoughts on each can be found below.

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Wednesday May 31

23:25
Laurene Powell Jobs discusses immigration, education...




Lauren Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, sat down for a rare interview at the Code Conference on Wednesday to discuss philanthropic initiatives tied to her foundation, the Emerson Collective, immigration, education, the intersection of media and tech, and more.

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21:01
IBM’s Watson is really good at creating cancer...

Jeopardy-winning Watson is getting better and better at designing cancer treatments. New data presented this week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting show that IBM's Watson for Oncology suggests cancer treatments that are of...

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20:48
Uber's financials improve, but it really needs...

Uber has revealed that its losses for the first quarter of 2017 amounted to $708 million. Huge, but still smaller than the $991 million it lost in the last quarter of 2016. While the fact that it didn't bleed as much money as it did last year could b...

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19:16
When the Scoops Run Dry

800-word report for Bloomberg by Mark Gurman and Alex Webb on Apple’s long-rumored Siri speaker product, with one sentence of actual news:

The iPhone-maker has started manufacturing a long-in-the-works
Siri-controlled smart speaker, according to people familiar with
the matter.

Seriously, that’s about it for news about the product.

Next sentence:

Apple could debut the speaker as soon as its annual developer
conference in June, but the device will not be ready to ship until
later in the year, the people said.

The keynote is five days away and Gurman and Webb don’t know if it’s going to be announced.

The device will differ from Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo and Alphabet
Inc.’s Google Home speakers by offering virtual surround sound
technology and deep integration with Apple’s product...

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18:36
Senators ask FBI to investigate FCC's alleged...

The FCC isn't exactly forthcoming with evidence of the alleged denial of service attack on its servers, and that's leaving some worried. Is it protecting privacy (as it claims), or stifling attempts to post comments supporting net neutrality? A slew...

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17:42
Silk Road founder loses appeal and will serve life...

The Silk Road network's creator Ross Ulbricht vowed to fight his lifetime prison sentence when it was handed down two years ago. But today, the US Second Circuit officially denied his appeal, sending him away for a long, long time.

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17:28
Uber posts $708 million loss

Uber’s first-quarter loss, excluding employee stock compensation and other items, was $708 million, narrower than the $991 million reported three months earlier, the Journal said.

And the company’s head of finance quit. Damn!

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:22
WWDC roundup: Concepts imagine what iOS 11 could...

We’re less than a week away from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which means we’re also less than a week away from seeing the next major iteration of iOS. Headed into the event, there is actually very little that we know about iOS 11 and what it will bring to iPhone and iPad users. Of course, that hasn’t stopped many people from speculating and offering their wish lists for iOS 11.

Read on as we highlight some of the best iOS 11 concepts and ideas to date…

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16:46
Google's virtual museum tours tell you more...

Google has built tools to explore art since 2011, when it began uploading gigapixel images of classic pieces. The tech titan introduced museum floor plans and walking tour info to Google Maps as well as its Art and Culture app, released last July, to...

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16:01
Hands-on: Elgato HD60 S – a solid video capture and...

Working with video takes up a significant portion of my day-to-day schedule, and much of that is taken via a mirrorless camera like the Panasonic GH5. Yet, from time to time I find it necessary to capture direct feed video straight from source. In these situations, I’ve enjoyed using Elgato’s Game Capture HD60 S.

While the name ‘Game Capture’ may lead one to believe that the device is only relevant for gamers, it’s actually useful in a lot of different situations that may benefit Mac users. As an example, I used the Game Capture HD60 to capture UEFI BIOS footage for my Hackintosh builds, routing output straight from the video card.

But the Game Capture line of hardware is more than just a capture device; it...

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16:01
The 'Wipeout' sequel you've wanted...

It's not a great time to be a Wipeout fan. Unless you're eager to re-play Wipeout HD through the Omega Collection, you don't exactly have many choices when it comes to hyper-stylized sci-fi racing. Take heart, however -- R8 Studios has released the f...

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15:22
Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking...

Sling TV, the live streaming service that lets you start with a core channel package and add on whatever other bundles you might be interested in, is revamping its Android user interface. The changes, which begin rolling out today, will be expanded t...

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15:18
Podcast 561: WWDC you soon

Apple has four OSes and we should hear about them all at the Worldwide Developers Conference starting next week. Roman and Glenn preview their fervent wishes, especially about the underdeveloped Apple TV and tvOS. They also talk about the Galaxy S8 camera compared to the iPhone 7s, Google Photos versus iCloud Photo Library, and how Thunderbolt 3 won the interface war.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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15:18
Podcast 561: WWDC you soon

Apple has four OSes and we should hear about them all at the Worldwide Developers Conference starting next week. Roman and Glenn preview their fervent wishes, especially about the underdeveloped Apple TV and tvOS. They also talk about the Galaxy S8 camera compared to the iPhone 7s, Google Photos versus iCloud Photo Library, and how Thunderbolt 3 won the interface war.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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15:16
Hacking and Linux Go Together Like 2 Keys in a Key...


Ever since taking an interest Linux, with the specific aim of better understanding and enhancing my personal digital security, I have been fascinated by hacker conferences. As soon as I learned of their existence, I made a point of keeping tabs on the major conferences so I could browse through the latest videos in their archive once each one wraps up. I thought that was the closest I would get to such an event, but a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to attend one for the first time: Chicago's THOTCON.

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15:00
Apple Is Manufacturing a Siri Speaker To Compete...

According to Bloomberg, Apple is manufacturing a Siri-controlled smart speaker that could debut as soon as its annual developer conference in June. "The device will differ from Amazon's Echo and Alphabet's Google Home speakers by offering virtual surround sound technology and deep integration with Apple's product lineup," reports Bloomberg. From the report: Introducing a speaker would serve two main purposes: providing a hub to automate appliances and lights via Apple's HomeKit system, and establishing a bulwark inside the home to lock customers more tightly into Apple's network of services. That would help combat the competitive threat from Google's and Amazon's connected speakers: the Home and Echo mostly don't support services from Apple. Without compatible hardware, users may be more likely to opt for the Echo or Home, and therefore use streaming music offerings such as Spotify, Amazon Prime Music or Google Play rather than Apple Music. Apple hopes that more advanced acoustics...

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14:46
Report: Apple's screen-less Siri Speaker is now...

By the end of the year, Apple will have a Siri Speaker to compete against Amazon Echo and Google Home.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has started overseas production of its Siri-enabled smart speaker. Apple could unveil this highly-anticipated Siri Speaker onstage during the WWDC keynote taking place on Monday, June 5, but the all-new device won’t be ready to ship until later this year.

The Siri Speaker has been designed to compete against the Amazon Echo and Google Home. To differentiate itself from those other products, the Apple smart speaker will boast virtual surround sound and will be more seamlessly integrated with Apple products and services, like Apple Music. In addition, the Siri Speaker will give Apple users a new hub for controlling HomeKit-enabled devices around their home.

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14:42
Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs...

It seems like Google hopes tickling your funnybone will keep its Allo chat app installed on your phone. The latest update adds selfie clips so you can add a personalized touch to your responses. Essentially, they're just looped GIFs made from a video...

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14:36
AWT News Update: May 31, 2017

As we say goodbye to May and look forward to the month of June, we have some great stories to share with you:

  • Two accessory manufacturers announced Thunderbolt 3 enclosures that should be out soon
  • Like platformers? Chameleon Run is available for free download, but you'll need to have the Apple Store app installed to get it
  • Microsoft announced that Microsoft Planner for iOS is now available to select subscription plans
  • New public betas for macOS and iOS are out now

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14:24
The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing

We last heard about the Stratolaunch in August 2015, when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's company Stratolaunch Systems announced plans for test flights with the massive airplane meant to help launch satellite-bearing rockets more efficiently. Those...

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14:15
Tim Cook among CEOs urging President Trump to keep...

According to a report from Bloomberg, Tim Cook is among a handful of influential CEOs who have been in contact with President Trump concerning the Paris climate agreement. Among those urging President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement are Cook, Tesla’s Elon Musk, and Dow Chemical’s Andrew Liveris…

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14:14
Apple's Tim Cook asks President Trump to keep...




Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly among a number of corporate and political leaders trying to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.

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14:08
Google beefs up Gmail security to fight phishing...

Google has just added a bunch of new security features in order to protect Gmail users from spam and phishing messages.

Though they didn't say as much, the bumped-up protection is likely in response to the phishing scam that went around earlier this...

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13:53
What If the iPad Smart Keyboard Had a Trackpad?

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? David Chapman took the idea and made a quick mockup of what it might look like. (I think the trackpad should be smaller than in his mockup — more like an older MacBook than a new MacBook, but his image conveys the general idea.)

I’m not talking about adding an on screen mouse cursor to iOS for clicking and dragging. That’s a terrible idea. My loose idea for an iPad trackpad is based on a few things:

  1. iOS’s trackpad-like mode for using the on-screen keyboard to move the insertion point around like a mouse cursor while editing text. A lot of people don’t know about this feature, and some who do misunderstand it, but it’...

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13:53
Amazon's drone deliveries could include...

It's hard to believe it's been almost three years since Amazon announced its plan to deliver packages via drone. The first air delivery occurred last December in the UK and the retailer continues to refine the concept with futuristic ideas to perch t...

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13:43
Zotac unveils two Thunderbolt 3 enclosures to attach...




Zotac is joining the slowly growing market of external enclosures potentially capable of using Thunderbolt 3 to connect to a MacBook, unveiling at Computex the Thunderbolt 3 External Graphics Dock for connecting a graphics card to a host system, alongside a smaller Thunderbolt 3 External Box meant for attaching other hardware.

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13:36
Amazon refunds $70 million your kids accidentally...

Last year, a federal judge ruled Amazon was on the hook for tens of millions of dollars worth of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids in free-to-play apps. This week, the online retail giant officially started issuing over $70 million in refund...

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13:30
‘Bloomberg’: Apple has started manufacturing the...

Apple has started manufacturing the long-rumored Siri-powered smart speaker, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” The article says the company will debut it at next week’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

But hold onto your credit cards. Bloomberg says the gadget (pictured in a facial mock-up from Cult of Mac) won’t be available until later in the year. The Siri speaker will come to the market behind Amazon’s Echo and Alphabet’s Google Home but Apple will differentiate it by offering virtual surround sound technology and deep integration with Apple’s product lineup.

Bloomberg says that introducing a speaker would serve two main purposes: providing a hub to automate appliances and lights via Apple’s HomeKit system, and establishing a bulwark inside the...

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13:19
Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri...

Those rumors of Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker just got a little more tangible. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has started manufacturing the voice-controlled device. It might be announced at WWDC on June 5th, the insiders say. Just don't...

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13:11
Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb...

Facebook has picked up on the fact that everyone thinks its security settings are confusing. So, it has rolled out a redesign based on user research to bring some much-needed clarity to its security page.

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13:08
Apple's Siri home speaker now in manufacturing...




Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor, based on Siri, has already entered manufacturing -- but may not ship until "later in the year," sometime after the company's WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5, according to a report.

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13:00
Elon Musk Joins CEOs Calling For US To Stay in Paris...

Billionaire Elon Musk said on Wednesday he would leave President Trump's Business Advisory Council if the White House withdraws from an international agreement aimed at curbing climate change. From a report: The appeals from chief executives such as Tesla's Musk, Tim Cook of Apple and Dow Chemical's Andrew Liveris come as Trump's advisers also present him with closing arguments on the potential risks and rewards of remaining a party to the global pact. Trump also got an earful from foreign leaders and Pope Francis urging him to stay in the agreement during his first international trip as president. Cook placed a call to the White House on Tuesday to urge the president to keep the U.S. in the agreement, according to a person familiar with the move. Liveris was the driving force behind a letter from 30 major company executives backing the deal. And Musk tweeted Wednesday that he has "done all I can to advise directly to" Trump. If the U.S. leaves Paris, Musk said he would drop...

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12:55
Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some...

You have to sympathize with Android-loving Canadians. While Apple Pay has been available in the country since 2015, Android Pay has been a no-show -- you've had to pay for your Tim Hortons donuts the old-fashioned way. At last, though, it's here. In...

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12:49
Apple registers new Mac and iPad model numbers...

WWDC is typically a software show, but there’s now more evidence that Apple is planning to announce new hardware as well.

According to information obtained by French website, Consomac, Apple has registered new model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission. The assumption is that these numbers coincide with new Macs and new iPads being announced at WWDC next week. Russia requires companies to register all new products that utilize encryption tools.

Five model numbers (A1289, A1347, A1418, A1419, and A1481) belong to products running macOS 10.12, possibly a 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, a 12-inch MacBook, and perhaps a refreshed MacBook Air. However, MacRumors pointed out that these numbers don’t have the same AXX prefixes for current MacBook models.

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12:45
Apple begins manufacturing Siri Speaker, could see...

The long-awaited Siri Speaker will likely be finding its way onto home countertops later this year. Apple has begun manufacturing the speaker and could find its debut at this year’s WWDC 2017, according to Bloomberg.

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12:30
Video review: LG's UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3...




Six months after it launched, how does LG's UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display hold up? AppleInsider revisits the premium monitor intended for Apple's USB-C MacBook Pros in this video review.

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12:13
Feature Request: Choosing default and Control Center...

A great collection of third-party apps is one of the stickiest parts of using the iPhone for me. Even apps that have versions for both iOS and Android are generally better on the iPhone to me. There’s still an opportunity for Apple to let you do more with those great third-party apps, however, like replacing stock apps and making them easier to launch…

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11:51
Microsoft launches previously web-based Planner...




Microsoft has added another app to its collection of Office productivity tools for iOS, with a native version of Planner allowing users of the existing web app version to manage existing tasks and collaborate with other team members from their iPhone, without accessing the tool through a browser window.

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11:32
Wacom intros Bamboo Sketch smart stylus for iPhones...

Bamboo Sketch

No iPad Pro required...

Not everyone who needs a stylus wants an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, so Wacom has introduced the new $79.95 Bamboo Sketch stylus that provides pressure sensitivity for writing and sketching on any compatible iPhone or iPad. At this point, it appears that those devices include anything newer than an iPhone 6 and what Wacom refers to as "older iPad generations." 

The Bamboo Sketch has 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and comes with both soft and firm interchangeable pen nibs. The stylus weighs just 18 grams (0.6 ounces), is 142mm (5.6 inches) long, and is 10 mm (0.4 inches) wide at its thickest point. 

The rechargeable battery lasts for up to 15 hours of use, with a small magnetic USB adapter providing the ability to recharge. The Bamboo Sketch uses Bluetooth to connect to the iOS device, and there's a status indicator on the side...

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11:19
The complete, untold history of Halo

I’m not much of a gamer but Halo was so incredible, I bought an Xbox just so I could play it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:01
iPad has 5.3% of India's market share; Apple is...

Apple maintained its fifth-place position among tablet manufacturers in India despite shipments declining by 38.2% compared to the previous quarter, according to the IDC research group. The iPad has 5.3% of India's tablet marketshare.

The iPad Air 2 remained the country’s top selling model for Apple constituting more than half of its total shipments in the first quarter of 2017. Limited shipments of the iPad mini, which accounted for over one-third of total shipments last quarter, partially accounted for the shrinking of iOS marketshare in India.

Samsung leads India’s tablet market at 21.3% market share. Samsung shipments increased 4% quarter-on-quarter in quarter one of 2017, primarily due to healthy growth in commercial shipments. Samsung’s Galaxy J Max continues to be the top selling model for the company driven primarily by consumer segment, followed by Galaxy Tab A.

Overall, 701,000 tablets were shipped in...

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10:42
∞ Alien recut as a comedy

This…this ain’t right.

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10:23
Apple’s iTunes has the upper hand when it comes to a...

If and when movie studios and exhibitors agree on a premium video-on-demand (PVOD) service, Apple's iTunes will have the upper hand as the delivery platform, according to Business Insider.

PVOD is a term for titles that would be available to rent or buy before being made available on most streaming services or through Blu-ray and DVD releases. Industry players don't want movies to be available on PVOD simultaneously with theatrical releases because the first two weeks of a theatrical run are still when studios and exhibitors make the bulk of a movie's income.

Though PVOD hasn't happened yet, some pundits feel it's only a matter of time. Last year, tech billionaire Sean Parker announced plans for a streaming service dubbed Screening Room that would give users the ability to watch major movies still in theaters from their homes for $50. Not surprisingly, the potential...

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10:09
Microsoft Planner app for eligible Office 365...

Microsoft is launching a new task management app for iPhone today called Planner. Previously available as a web app only, Planner works with eligible Office 365 accounts for organizing tasks visually and collaborating across teams.

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10:03
Elgato expands its HomeKit offerings with the Eve...

Elgato has been creating devices that work with Apple's HomeKit home automation framework for a while now, and its latest entry is quite the good-looking device. The US$69.95 Eve Degree Temperature and Humidity Sensor features an Apple-like design (aluminum and black glass) with a large easy-to-read display showing the temperature and humidity.

Being a HomeKit device, the Eve Degree communicates with your Apple gear via Bluetooth, then tracks the data it grabs in graphs that are visible in the Eve app. You can also just ask Siri questions like "What's the temperature in the living room right now?" to get a quick response when you're not looking at the Eve Degree's display. It features IPX3 water resistance and can be used inside or out. 

To access the Eve Degree remotely, you'll need a fourth-generation Apple TV or other full-time connected device (I use an iPad mini) to serve as a hub. Those interested in Eve Degree will be able to purchase one starting on June 6,...

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10:00
How the trendiest grilled cheese venture got burnt

When I first heard of this “grilled cheese restaurant’ in 2011, I predicted it would be a failure.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:46
Amazon Alexa now supports iCloud Calendar and...

Amazon Echo Dot Photo © 2017, Steven Sande

Now, who says that Amazon and Apple can't play together nicely? Amazon announced today that its Alexa intelligent assistant -- used in the Amazon Echo ecosystem and a growing number of third party devices -- now supports iCloud Calendar and Reminders.

To link the two, users need to go into the Amazon Alexa app on an iPhone or iPad, then tap the "hamburger button" in the upper left corner of the app display and select Settings. Under Settings, scroll down to Calendar. Tap Calendar, and Apple iCloud Calendar is listed as a choice. 

Adding the iCloud Calendar requires that a user have two-factor authentication set up with the Apple ID in question, and then the user needs to log onto appleid.apple.com and request an app-specific password. Once that's done, the app-specific password is entered into Alexa settings and iCloud calendars are added...

In testing, asking Alexa questions like "What's on my calendar for...

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09:31
Android Creator Launches a Phone of His Own


Essential, a company founded by Andy Rubin, the "father of Android," has pulled off the wraps on a new high-end smartphone. The Essential Phone, priced at $699, includes radios for connecting to all major U.S. carriers. The unit has an almost edge-to-edge display that wraps around the 8-MP selfie camera at the front. Built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the Essential Phone comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. For durability, the phone has a titanium and ceramic body, which allows it to survive drops with nary a blemish.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Beats Solo3 Headphones $200,...

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09:27
Wacom Bamboo Sketch iOS stylus offers pressure...




Wacom has introduced the Bamboo Sketch, a smart stylus for iOS devices that offers pressure sensitivity, allowing users to draw and write on their iPhones and iPads as they would on paper, without requiring an upgrade to an Apple Pencil and the iPad Pro family of devices.

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09:20
Elgato intros Eve Degree temperature and humidity...




Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Degree, a compact temperature and humidity sensor integrated with Apple's HomeKit.

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08:43
US to EU in-flight tablet, notebook ban off, but...




A ban on travelers storing large electronic devices in carry-on luggage will not be applied to flights from Europe to the United States for now, officials have confirmed, but despite ongoing talks on both sides of the Atlantic over the matter, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security insists the ban is 'still on the table,' and could still be introduced in the future.

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08:15
∞ How tap dancing was made in America

I have the proverbial “two left feet” but I love watching tap dancing.

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08:00
Apple's iTunes may have upper hand in race for...




Apple's iTunes will probably be a first-choice destination if and when studios and exhibitors finally agree on a window for "premium" video-on-demand -- that is, streaming while a movie is still in theaters, according to a report.

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07:59
Elgato launching Eve Degree, a miniature HomeKit...

Elgato is expanding its lineup of HomeKit sensors with its new, Bluetooth-connected Eve Degree temperature and humidity monitor. Eve Degree is a miniature, wall-mountable sensor with a built-in display for showing the current room temperature right on the device.

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