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Wednesday October 25

15:32
Hands-on: CalDigit AV Pro 2 – an external storage...

CalDigit is no stranger when it comes to producing peripherals for the Mac. In particular, the California-based company has concentrated on Apple’s laptops with USB-C and Thunderbolt. The CalDigit AV Pro 2 is its latest such product: an external storage solution wrapped in a high-grade aluminum enclosure.

CalDigit has merged external storage with a USB 3.0 hub to create a product capable of providing three things of interest to MacBook owners — access to more storage, additional USB ports, and charging up to 30W. Have a look at our video walkthrough as we unbox and go hands-on with the CalDigit AV Pro 2. more…

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15:19
First Look: Yale Assure Lock SL with iM1 HomeKit-...




Long-time lock producer Yale has added HomeKit support to its Assure lock family in the form of the iM1 Network Module -- and AppleInsider has the Assure Lock SL with the module on-hand.

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15:05
Apple and Cochlear partner on new hearing implant...




Australia-based company Cochlear on Wednesday debuted its latest hearing implant sound processor, the Nucleus 7, which was developed in cooperation with Apple to connect with and integrate sound from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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15:05
Steam introduces digital gift cards ahead of holiday...

Got friends who wait for Steam's holiday sales to buy a ton of games they might not get around to playing? Is that friend you? Now you can help your friend soften the blow by sending them digital gift cards that add to their Steam Wallet balance. Or,...

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14:31
Reddit's stricter stance on violence bans more...

Reddit has previously had success cleaning up its act by banning hate communities, and now it's expanding those crackdowns. The social site has widened its policies on violent content to forbid material that "encourages, glorifies, incites or calls...

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14:14
Leaked watchOS 4.1 GM release notes suggest no Apple...

Apple is currently in the process of beta testing watchOS 4.1, as well iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and macOS 10.13.1. With each release the company provides detailed change logs identifying any bug fixes, feature additions, and known issues. Developer Guilherme Rambo has now gotten his hands on the release notes for the watchOS 4.1 GM release, which will likely come next week…

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14:09
AWT News Update: October 25, 2017

Picture courtesy of American Honda Motor Co.

The leaves have all fallen from the trees at Apple World Today headquarters in Colorado, and Steve's been spending too much time getting them rounded up. But he did have enough time today to gather some stories for another episode of the AWT News Update podcast:

  • The 2018 Honda GoldWing touring motorcycle (at right) will come with an option for Apple CarPlay integration
  • watchOS 4.1 is getting close to release, and the golden master release notes were leaked today, showing support for GymKit, Apple Music and iCloud Music Library streaming, and more...
  • Huge US retailer Walmart is planning a huge deployment of Macs that could reach 100,000 employees over the next year

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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13:46
Supposed watchOS 4.1 GM release notes tip music...




Apple's watchOS 4.1 golden master release notes supposedly leaked out on Wednesday, with the update list confirming Apple Music and iCloud Music Library streaming will soon arrive on Apple Watch Series 3.

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13:46
Google's sentiment analysis API is just as...

Google developed its Cloud Natural Language API to give customers a language analyzer that could, the internet giant claimed, "reveal the structure and meaning of your text." Part of this gauges sentiment, deeming some words positive and others negat...

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13:32
Walmart plans to deploy 100,000 Macs to save on...

This is another in a line of these kinds of stories and a direct result of the work Apple and IBM have been doing in the enterprise market.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:25
iPad Pro for photographers

Fstoppers did a review of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro geared specially to photographers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:24
Hisense's $10,000 'Laser TV' is a...

Hisense announced a new theater system today -- the 100-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV -- which is essentially a projector with speakers. The company says it uses movie theater technology to provide crisp, bright images that don't depend on the ligh...

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13:03
New CRISPR tool alters RNA for wider gene editing...

The CRISPR gene editing technique can be used for all sorts of amazing things by targeting your DNA. Scientists are using it in experimental therapies for ALS and Huntington's disease, ways to let those with celiac disease process gluten proteins and...

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13:01
Uber’s new credit card rewards you with ride-hailing...

Uber, as it continues to refocus and regain customer trust amid a string of public mishaps, today announced that it is teaming up with British bank Barclays on a branded credit card. The card, which consumers will be able to apply for beginning next month, offers rewards for purchases at restaurants, hotels, and Uber rides, as well as a few other perks…

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12:55
Walmart plans to deploy 100,000 Macs to save on...




As the world's largest retailer, Walmart is known for its "Everyday Low Prices" slogan. It's now in the planning stages of rolling out an employee Mac choice' program in an effort to save costs long term while enhancing the productivity of its employees using premium Apple hardware.

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12:47
Apple TV -- more than meets the eye

When we think of the Apple TV, we usually think of movies, TV and other entertainment we can stream to our televisions. At a Jamf session today at the Jamn Nation User Conference, we were shown how much more Apple’s set-top box can do in business and institutions.

Two Jamf speakers, Jen Veech and Alex Ekblad, showed how hospitals, schools and businesses are utilizing Apple TV in various ways. 

Hospitals are using Apple TV to turn hospital rooms into living rooms. As stated by the speakers, hospital stays are stressful for anyone, but an Apple set-top box set up in the room can make the stay much more like home. The Apple TV is used to display whatever someone in the room has on their iPhone or iPad and can stream media that the patient wants to hear or watch.

Businesses are using Apple TV in conference rooms or lobbies to display information to the public. Schools are using them to easily broadcast what is on an iPad or Mac for the whole class to see. A single...

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12:42
Roku streaming may soon be available on many more...

Roku is still synonymous with its media devices, but you may have to shake that notion before long. Variety tipsters claim that Roku is planning a first move into streaming video on third-party hardware. Reportedly, it's negotiating rights to offer...

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12:23
Uber’s new credit card could be a tough sell (...

Uber isn't exactly known for protecting the privacy of its drivers or riders. Tim Cook reportedly had to threaten to remove the Uber app from iPhones after he discovered the app was "fingerprinting" iPhones with a permanent ID. The ride sharing compa...

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12:02
Council representing Apple & other tech...

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) — of which Apple is a member — today has shared a new document outlining AI Policy Principles for the tech industry, the government, and public-private partnerships, as well as projecting how valuable AI could become in the near future.

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12:02
DJI's scanner can nab info on drones mid-flight

This morning, Chinese drone company DJI demonstrated its new AeroScope device that can track UAVs in a 5-kilometer radius. At the moment, it can only monitor the company's drones, but it's a potentially potent tool for law enforcement (or other DJI-a...

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12:00
With Camera Permission, iPhone Apps Can...

An anonymous reader writes: Whenever you give iPhone apps permission to access your camera, the app can surreptitiously take pictures and videos of you as long as the app is in the foreground, a security researcher warned on Wednesday. This is not a bug, but keep it in mind when a random app asks you for permission to access your camera. What this means is that even if you don't see the camera "open" in the form of an on-screen viewfinder, an app can still take photos and videos. It is unknown how many apps currently do this, but Krause created a test app as a proof-of-concept. This behavior is what enables certain "spy" apps like Stealth Cam and Easy Calc - Camera Eye to exist. But even if this behavior is well-known among iOS developers and hardcore users, it's worth remembering that all apps that have camera permission can technically take photos in this way. "It's something most people have no idea about, as they think the camera is only being used if they see the camera...

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11:41
AT&T's Netgear mobile hotspot promises...

AT&T has just announced the first mobile hotspot router, the Netgear Nighthawk, that can connect to the telecom company's "5G Evolution" network, which AT&T claims offers up to twice the speed of typical 4G LTE. The service is only available...

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11:29
∞ Lego builds life-size Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1...

This is amazing.

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11:21
Researchers observe the first known interstellar...

To date, every comet humanity has seen inside the Solar System has come from the Solar System, whether it's the Kuiper Belt or the billions of comets believed to make up the Oort Cloud. Now, however, it looks like astronomers might have found a comet...

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11:10
Microsoft has stopped manufacturing the Kinect

I couldn’t wait to get the Kinect and thought it was a pretty cool use of the tech. But there was never much further direct development of it (it lives on in HoloLens) and the games that used it never seemed to make advancements or be compelling enough.

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11:10
Nintendo's next mobile game, Animal Crossing:...

As expected, Nintendo’s next mobile game will be a new entry in its popular Animal Crossing life simulation franchise, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp—and it’s coming out in about a month.

Nintendo’s strategy thus far with mobile games has been to streamline and adapt its enduring franchises instead of awkwardly porting games originally designed for physical gamepads, and so far it’s worked out wonderfully. Super Mario Run did a fine job of automating enough of the classic Super Mario Bros. experience for one-handed play, while last spring’s...

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11:02
How y’all, youse and you guys talk

Interesting survey on dialects and what words mean depending on where you live in the US. Apparently, as a Canadian, I talk like people from Spokane, Boise, and Salt Lake City.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:00
You can’t buy a self-driving BMW until 2021 (and...

At this point, if you're an automaker and you're not talking about autonomous cars, you might want to take a long, hard look at your product road map. During a briefing at its Mountain View research campus, BMW talked about how it plans to bring a Le...

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10:58
How to fix problems with iOS 11 on your iPhone or...




For some, iOS 11 has proven to be problematic -- but not for everyone, and not on every device. Here are a few things to try to (hopefully) clean up some issues before Apple issues a fix in software.

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10:48
Apple’s new TV shows will be family friendly

One thing Apple does know, though: It doesn’t want them to feature sex. Or violence. Or any of the mature stuff you can find in hit TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” or “The Walking Dead.”

…Apple wants comedies and emotional dramas with broad appeal, such as the NBC hit ‘This Is Us,’ and family shows like ‘Amazing Stories,’” the show Apple has already agreed to fund.

I suspected this would be the case. I’m not sure how I feel about it, to be honest—if the company is hiring talented people, they can probably put together whatever kind of show Apple wants. However, most of the biggest hit shows these days are not from traditional network TV stations. Apple could fall further behind Netflix, Amazon, and others before it even gets started.

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10:47
Trump announces program to test drones beyond FAA...

President Trump and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program today -- an initiative aimed at exploring expanded use of drones. While the Obama administration began allowing some drone a...

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10:34
Comparative review: Do you need a GoPro, or will a...

If you’re looking to shoot 4K video from a sedate position, your iPhone already has you covered. The latest iPhone 8 and upcoming iPhone X both offer 4K video recording at up to 60fps for buttery-smooth slo-mo. But if you’re looking to ride a mountain bike (or, indeed, a commuter bike on London’s potholed streets), abseil off a building or do anything else adventurous, you probably want a dedicated action cam.

You know a company has really hit the big time once people start using the brand name as a generic name for the product category. Biro and Hoover are the obvious examples from years gone by, but one of the best examples in today’s world is GoPro. Half the time people refer to ‘a GoPro,’ they really mean it as a generic term for a compact action cam …

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10:28
Honda's Sports EV Concept puts an AI assistant...

If you thought Honda's Urban EV Concept was a clever mix of modern electric car technology with boxy retro style, you'd better brace yourself. The automaker has unveiled the Sports EV Concept, which adapts that new-and-old formula to a low-slung, ni...

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10:12
Apple aims to debut TV slate in 2019, sans any HBO-...




Apple is reportedly aiming to have a "small slate" of TV shows ready to debut in 2019, but with sanitized content devoid of the violence, profanity, and/or nudity allowed on networks like HBO and Showtime.

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10:09
Amazon Prime members won’t have to pay for ‘premium...

Amazon's latest perk for Prime subscribers? "Free" access to some premium Alexa skills. It's starting small, with Prime members getting access to an additional six Double Jeopardy! clues within the Jeopardy! skill. If you aren't ponying up for Prime,...

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10:08
Strategy Analytics: Apple is in second place when it...

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, one out of every three smartphones sold worldwide this year will use artificial intelligence (AI) to power virtual assistants. The research group says that Google leads in AI-powered smartphones (45.9%) with Apple’s iPhone a close second (41.1%) — for now.

“Google has a narrow lead in total smartphones sold with onboard virtual assistants in 2017,” says Ville Ukonaho, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics. “That lead will only grow as Android smartphone sales, with Google Assistant onboard, continue to expand into lower price tiers.”

Virtual assistants have already become common in premium tier smartphones. In 2017 already over 93% of premium tier smartphones (with a wholesale...

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10:01
Checkout.com brings Apple Pay to its customers in...

Checkout.com, an international online payments company, says it will bring Apple Pay to its customers in the UAE. Already offered in Europe for Checkout.com customers, Apple Pay is now available in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), the first country in the Middle East to accept the mobile payment system.

This news follows Checkout.com's recent expansion into the U.S. market. Apple Pay will go live in the UAE with 10+ leading Checkout.com customers by the end of October, including popular the loyalty and rewards service, the ENTERTAINER. Headquartered in Dubai, the ENTERTAINER app offers deals on experiences to customers in 20 destinations across 15 countries.

Apple Pay is currently available in 20 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, the U.S., Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.

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09:52
Apple may have bought camera sensor firm InVisage...




Apple has bought out camera sensor firm InVisage, a blog post and extended evidence suggest, potentially paving the way for future iPhone cameras that perform better in low-light environments.

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09:50
Apple denies it reduced accuracy of Face ID to aid...

Apple has very quickly sent out a press release refuting the rumor.

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09:47
Apple reportedly delayed 'Carpool Karaoke...

When Apple delayed the release of 'Carpool Karaoke,' it wasn't very clear on why. According to a report at Bloomberg, though, the tech titan had to edit and shoot additional episodes because the ones that were ready had too much "foul language and re...

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09:44
New renders imagine iPhone X notch + bezel design...

The iPhone X goes up for pre-order this week with its all-new bezel and notch design, and now a fresh set of renders imagines if Apple brought that same design to its other products. From Curved.de, the renders showcase what the iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, and Apple Watch could all look like in the future…

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09:30
Pharrell Williams will co-own Roli's modular...

There's no question that Pharrell Williams has had at least some fondness for technology (his Daft Punk collabs and gold-tinged smartphones were big clues), but now he's taking that appreciation to Will.I.Am levels. Roli has revealed that Pharrell is...

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09:20
Apple Reduced Face ID Accuracy To Ease Production,...

In order to speed up the production of iPhone X, which Apple plans to begin shipping starting November 3, the iPhone-maker told its suppliers that they could reduce the accuracy of the Face ID facial recognition system, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing multiple people familiar with the matter. Earlier reports suggest that suppliers were facing difficulties manufacturing the Face ID system, something that was holding them back from manufacturing enough iPhone X units for the holiday season. From the report: As Wall Street analysts and fan blogs watched for signs that the company would stumble, Apple came up with a solution: It quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture, according to people familiar with the situation. Apple is famously demanding, leaning on suppliers and contract manufacturers to help it make technological leaps and retain a competitive edge. While a less accurate Face ID will...

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09:20
Netflix’s DVD queue app is available on Android

Earlier this year, Netflix released a new app that allows users to manage their DVD queues. That feature had previously been available on Netflix apps until an update in 2011 removed it, but surprisingly the now separate DVD portion of Netflix is sti...

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09:02
Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers...

I get the convenience factor of this (having missed many deliveries due to not being at home) but I can see a lot of people reticent about allowing this kind of internet-connected (and, therefore, hackable) lock on their home. I would much rather a system where the delivery driver calls or texts that they are outside and then you would unlock the door.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:02
Apple calls report of reduced iPhone X Face ID specs...

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Apple lowered the specifications for the components that make up the iPhone X’s Face ID sensor to help its supply chain manufacture the upcoming phone faster, according to a new Bloomberg report, but Apple has publicly denied the report.

The report generally highlights the struggles with Apple’s new facial recognition system during the iPhone X manufacturing process. It says the company gave its suppliers the okay to reduce the accuracy of Face ID to speed up production sometime in “early fall.”

The report does not specify how...

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09:00
Slack screen sharing will let your coworkers control...

Virtual-office app Slack is adding one of its most requested features: screen sharing. And more than just simply letting a coworker look at what's on your display, you can grant control so that they can add a few lines of code, or values to a cell in...

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08:53
How audio mixers make sports sound great on TV

Vox:

When you watch a baseball game, you’re also listening for the hum of the crowd and the crack of a baseball bat. People like Andrew Stoakley make that happen.

He mixes audio for teams like the Toronto Blue Jays, which means he combines a tangle of audio feeds to create the soundscape you hear when you watch the game at home.

How do they keep the crowd from cursing into the microphones? What makes a baseball bat sound so good? And what’s it really like making all that noise into an incredible show?

This kind of audio mixing is crucial to make the sports we watch sound as if we’re there. But we only really notice it when it’s done

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08:32
Jamf accelerates Mac growth in the enterprise with...

At this week’s Jamf Nation User Conference, Brad Anderson, corporate vice president, Microsoft, today demonstrated Jamf’s integrated solution with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), which provides automated compliance management for Mac devices accessing applications set up with Azure AD authentication.

"Organizations are often overexposed today. More and more, corporations have Mac devices, but they aren’t necessarily managed,” said Joe Bloom, product manager, Jamf. “Further, leveraging only traditional login methods makes it hard for organizations to ensure that all of the data and email passing through Office 365 or other corporate applications is indeed secured. With Microsoft EMS and Jamf Mac management, organizations can validate user credentials, while also confirming a Mac is managed and compliant...

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08:31
US-UK plan would share tech companies’ data with...

Companies like Microsoft and Google store some of their data overseas and when US agencies want access to that data, during a criminal case, for example, they often have a fight on their hands. That's because current laws don't require these companie...

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08:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $150 off 10.5-inch iPad Pro,...

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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08:24
Apple denies it reduced accuracy of Face ID to aid...




In a statement, Apple has directly refuted claims that Face ID has been compromised by changes in how it certifies parts for the Face ID system.

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08:22
Apple reported buys InVisage (or at least lures away...

Apple has acquired or at least hired some talent away from InVisage, a developer of QuantumFilm camera sensors, according to Image Sensors World (as noted by MacRumors.com), citing two unnamed sources.

The article claims the deal was finalized in July. However,  Image Sensors World  hedges its bets by noting that it's possible Apple hired some of the company's employees rather than buying it outright.

QuantumFilm is an imaging and sensing technology. InVisage’s products capture high fidelity, high-resolution images for a variety of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smartphones, laptops, and...

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08:16
Microsoft kills Kinect just as Apple dives into...




With days until the launch of the iPhone X and its Face ID camera array, Microsoft's own motion sensing and facial recognition system for Xbox, dubbed Kinect, has been officially discontinued after a long period of languish. AppleInsider explains how Apple and Microsoft's separate facial recognition technologies -- one failed, one upcoming -- both share common roots.

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08:14
Deals: Top of the line 2016 12" MacBooks for $1...




Shoppers this week can exclusively save $195 on Apple's current 27" iMac 5K with upgraded graphics and a faster processor. The ultraportable 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 512GB) is also $450 off when you pick up a 2016 model. Meanwhile, 9.7" iPad Pros are $150 to $200 off with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ (prices start at $449).

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08:12
Apple hires former BBC and Channel 4 exec, Jay Hunt

Apple has brought on board BBC and Channel 4 executive Jay Hunt, the company’s first high-profile broadcasting executive hire outside of the U.S., the Financial Times reports. She will start at Apple in January 2018 and be part of the team with a $1 billion budget for original content creation, the article adds. 

Hunt’s title at Apple will be creative director of worldwide video, Europe. She green lit TV shows including Sherlock and Luther at the BBC before helping Channel 4 lure away the Great British Bake Off.

Apple has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to the Wall Street Journal, and could acquire and produce as...

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08:07
Apple hires Jay Hunt to serve as European creative...




Apple has reportedly picked the former chief creative officer of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, as its new creative director for European video, further signalling that it intends to spend some of its $1 billion programming warchest overseas.

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07:27
Macphun to change its name to SKYLUM in 2018

Macphun, the Ukraine-based software house that has created photographic editing software for the Mac including Luminar and Aurora HDR, has announced that it will be changing its name to SKYLUM in 2018.

The name change was brought about by the realization that the company's products now run on a variety of platforms, not just the Mac. The company expanded to Windows recently and also has products that run on iOS devices. 

The company also has big goals; it wants to become a viable alternative to Adobe's line of photographic editing apps. According to SKYLUM CEO Alex Tsepko

We now have a vision of bringing photographers a truly worthy Adobe alternative. We feel we are among the few companies who can achieve this goal. Adobe is a fantastic company and a well-deserved industry leader. We admire them and our products work within their...

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07:19
Users continue to experience sluggishness, battery...




Problems with battery life and instability proliferate on social media and Apple support forums after the launch of iOS 11, but have persisted through three sub-point updates, don't seem to have a common cause, or are easily rectifiable.

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06:54
AWT TV Episode 26: October 24, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.

We had a "live remote" tonight that was the focus of the show. Marty and Ruby Edwards are representing Apple World Today at Jamf Nation, a large annual conference held by Jamf, a software company that crafts incredibly powerful device management systems. Ruby provided us with a walk-around tour of the venue in Minneapolis, MN, and the large amount of signboards and sponsor lists that were seen gave a good indication of the participation at this event.

Events like this are great for those in the business of deploying many Macs, iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs, as they have a chance to meet up with others in their fields and in other...

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06:51
Apple hires Channel 4 TV exec as company reportedly...

Apple’s latest hire to help in its push for original video content is BBC executive Jay Hunt, which is notable as it is the company’s first high-profile broadcasting executive hire outside of the US, Financial Times reports. That news comes today as a separate report details Apple’s reportedly not-so-edgy approach as it shops for content…

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06:40
Jony Ive told Angela Ahrendts ‘Don’t mess with the...

When Angela Ahrendts was head-hunted by Apple to head up its retail operations, she said she was given one constraint on what she could change.

“In one of those very early conversations,” Ahrendts recalled, Ive said, ‘Don’t mess with the tables. They’re the same tables we used in our design studio and I love that it goes from the studio to the stores.’ He said, ‘They’re sacred.’”

She recounted the instruction in a new profile of her work …

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06:11
External Link: Amazon Wants to Let Strangers In Your...

Amazon has announced a home automation bundle called Amazon Key, which combines a smart lock with the new Amazon Cloud Cam. The sales pitch is that this hardware will enable Amazon delivery people to unlock your front door so they can leave packages inside your house — you can watch the process on the webcam. Of course, Amazon recommends disabling your home security system on days you expect a delivery and doesn’t recommend using the service if you have a pet. What could possibly go wrong? (How long do you have?) File this one under “Not just no, but hell no!”

 

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06:11
External Link: Amazon Wants to Let Strangers In Your...

Amazon has announced a home automation bundle called Amazon Key that combines a smart lock with the new Amazon Cloud Cam. The sales pitch is that this hardware will enable Amazon delivery people to unlock your front door so they can leave packages inside your house — you can watch the process on the webcam. Of course, Amazon recommends disabling your home security system on days you expect a delivery and doesn’t recommend using the service if you have a pet. What could go wrong? (How long do you have?) File this one under “Not just no, but hell no!”

 

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06:10
Amazon's new home delivery camera doubles as an...




Amazon on Wednesday announced the Cloud Cam, its first entry into HomeKit-style smarthome products. In parallel it revealed "Amazon Key," an option for Prime members that will let delivery drivers leave a package inside a home.

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05:50
All the face-tracking tech behind the iPhone X’s...

Elizabeth Stinson, Wired:

A COUPLE YEARS ago, Apple went on a shopping spree. It snatched up PrimeSense, maker of some of the best 3-D sensors on the market, as well Perceptio, Metaio, and Faceshift, companies that developed image recognition, augmented reality, and motion capture technology, respectively.

And:

Perhaps the most important feature in the new flagship phone is its face-tracking technology, which allows you to unlock the phone with your face or to lend your expressions to a dozen or so emoji with Animoji. Apple thinks the iPhone X represents the future of mobile tech, and for many, that’s true. But if you trace most of consumer technology’s most impressive accomplishments back to their origins, more often than not, it’ll lead you to a drab research lab full of graduate students. In the case of Animoji, that research happened to have taken place nearly a decade ago at a pair of Europe’s most prestigious technical schools.

And:

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05:42
Graphic Node introduces DesiGN Market - Templates...

Graphic Node has introduced DesiGN Market - Templates, a macOS utility that offers packed with productivity and graphics templates designed for a variety of productivity suites and image editing applications. 

The app is distributed into four major content categories: Printable, Presentations, Graphics, and Sounds, which are further detailed into subcategories by themes or applications. DesiGN Market - Templates requires macOS 10.12 or later. 

DesiGN Market - Templates 1.0 is a free-download on the Mac App Store; you can try out any five items free of charge. After that, unlimited access to the app's regularly updated content is unlocked via a subscription plan — either $4.99 per month, or $29.99 annually.

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05:38
Safari uses much less memory under macOS High Sierra

Kirk McElhearn:

It’s time to tip a hat to Apple for a major change they’ve made in their latest desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra. Last year, I wrote about how Safari was a memory hog. At times, it would be using 5,6, even 8 or 9 GB of memory. I would have to quit it every few days to get it to stop being sluggish.

Since the release of High Sierra, I have noticed that Safari’s memory usage has dropped a great deal. Right now, with my iMac running for more than four days, Safari is only using about 3 GB of RAM. And this with more than a dozen tabs open.

  1. I’ve noticed the same thing on my setup.
  2. Notice Kirk is using iStat Menus, a nice little utility, wraps a lot of information in a tiny interface, all under a single menu bar icon. Check it out.

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05:35
eSpark selects Jamf as its exclusive mobile device...

At this week’s Jamf Nation User Conference, Jamf, which specializes in Apple device management, announced that it was selected as the exclusive mobile device management (MDM) partner by eSpark, a provider of differentiated learning through curated, educational iPad apps. 

This partnership strengthens the 2016 integration between the two tech companies, enabling schools to more easily automate app distribution based on the individualized learning needs of each and every student. 

“Districts that utilize eSpark experience 150-200 percent academic growth over those without eSpark, and are able to save up to 75 percent on their app budget,” said Sam Weiss, education evangelist, Jamf. “As the exclusive provider of mobile device management for eSpark, we’re packaging the best learning technology with automated app distribution. We couldn’t be more excited to help...

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05:28
Collection of Google Maps tips

If you are religious about Apple Maps, avert your eyes. Me, I use Apple Maps and Google Maps pretty equally.

With the exception of the “OK, Google” tip at the beginning, this is a useful list. Ignore the upper-left, lower-right sorts of references, as this seems written primarily for Android. But the tips work in the iOS Google Maps app.

Worthwhile read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:26
LG Display’s financial report hints at strong iPhone...

Low iPhone 8/8 Plus sales? What low sales? LG Display’s third quarter financial report hints at stronger sales of the smartphone than estimated. The Apple supplier and world’s largest LCD panel provider reported an 80% growth in profits in the quarter. 

Operating profit for July-September for LG Display came in at 586 billion won ($519 million), better than an average analyst estimate of 567 billion won. Revenue rose 3.7%.

Asked to comment on any signs of weak demand for mobile LCD screens, Chief Financial Officer Don Kim dismissed concerns about sluggish iPhone 8 sale. He said only that demand from clients continued to be strong.

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05:18
Rumor: Apple reduces Face ID accuracy (a little) to...

Apple is allowing suppliers to reduce the accuracy — “if only a little” — of Face ID to speed up production of the iPhone X, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed sources.

The problem with production is reportedly the 3D sensor that recognizes faces and unlocks the handset. It has three key elements: a dot projector, flood illuminator and infrared camera. Bloomberg says the dot projector is at “the heart of Apple’s production problems.” To boost the number of usable dot projectors and accelerate production, Apple has purportedly relaxed some of the specifications for Face ID.

“It’s not clear how much the new specs will reduce the technology’s efficacy. At the phone’s official unveiling in September, executives boasted that there was a one in a million chance that an interloper could defeat Face ID to unlock...

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05:11
Kaspersky Lab says popular dating apps vulnerable to...

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab say that a number of popular dating apps are vulnerable to up to three types of attack, potentially revealing anything from user location to full identity and employer …

more…

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05:05
Bloomberg: Apple told suppliers they could reduce...

Alex Webb and Sam Kim, Bloomberg:

As of early fall, it was clearer than ever that production problems meant Apple Inc. wouldn’t have enough iPhone Xs in time for the holidays. The challenge was how to make the sophisticated phone—with advanced features such as facial recognition—in large enough numbers.

As Wall Street analysts and fan blogs watched for signs that the company would stumble, Apple came up with a solution: It quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture, according to people familiar with the situation.

And:

The company’s decision to downgrade the accuracy of its Face ID system—if only a little—shows how hard it’s becoming to create cutting-edge features that consumers are hungry to try.

If the facial recognition tech still works, this is not an issue. If facial recognition works well enough to not be fooled by all but the most unique situations (twins, for...

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05:00
Daily Deal: Get your life organized with a WeDo Pro...

Let's face it; life is complex. Wouldn't it be nice to get all of your tasks, goals, and plans organized in one place? That's the idea behind WeDo Pro, a subscription-based iOS app and service that lets you get your personal life under control. For a limited time, we have a heck of a deal on WeDo Pro; a lifetime subscription for $19.99 -- that's 88% off what you'd normally pay to use WeDo Pro forever.

What can you do with WeDo Pro?

  • Keep track of your personal tasks w/ ease
  • Create new Groups to collaborate on tasks & lists
  • Assign tasks to others & get notified when they've been completed
  • Add reminders, due dates, & repetitive tasks so...
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04:59
Rumor: Apple dials back Face ID requirements to...




A new report claims that Apple has loosened up testing requirements for the Face ID sensor array to improve yields of both the dot projector and the lenses associated with the system -- but given the timing of the iPhone X unveil and a white paper about the security of the feature, the technology is still 20 times less prone to false positive identification than Touch ID.

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04:50
∞ Two new Apple videos show how to shoot and edit...

[VIDEO] Portrait Lighting and Portrait Lighting effects are unique to the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The two videos, embedded in the main Loop post, take you through the process. They are both worth watching, both short and to the point.

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04:27
How comfortable do you feel using a smart lock to...

Smart locks offer a number of benefits over the traditional key-operated kind. There’s the fact that you are less likely to get locked out if you have multiple methods of entry – key, phone and Watch, for example. Auto-unlocking is also convenient when you are carrying shopping and don’t have any free hands.

Typical smart locks offer another key benefit: the ability to allow other people entry into your home when you’re not there. For example, if a family member is visiting, and will arrive before you get home from work, you can create a ‘guest pass’ for them that allows them entry.

Today, Amazon has taken that one step further

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04:24
Apple acquires New Zealand wireless charging company

Reuters:

Apple, which recently said it was including wireless charging in its latest iPhone X and iPhone 8 smartphones, has acquired New Zealand firm PowerbyProxi that designs wireless power products for consumers and industry.

And:

Apple’s interest in PowerbyProxi may be driven by the latter’s other products, some of which can support transferring up to 150 watts through any non-metallic material, for wirelessly charging industrial machinery and medical equipment, said Jake Saunders, Asia Pacific vice president of ABI Research.

This could allow Apple to offer much larger pads that could quickly charge multiple consumer devices, including laptops and even electric scooters, he added.

Not to mention the wireless charging expertise that comes along with those products.

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04:15
Apple Pay expanded to Finland, Denmark, Sweden and...

Apple Pay has expanded to Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates.

Debit and credit cards from participating banks can now be added to the Wallet app in each country and can be used to make purchases wherever NFC-based contactless payments are accepted. Apple Pay also works within apps and on the web in countries where Apple Pay is available.

Over in Denmark, the Jyske Bank (which only supports Visa debits cards) and Nordea are now supporting Apple Pay. For the Finnish and Swedish launches, Apple Pay can be used with debit and credit cards from Nordea and ST1. Edenred and N26 support will be coming soon to Finland, while Ticket Rikskuponger will support Apple Pay in Sweden in the near future.

The United Arab Emirates saw a more robust launch, adding Apple Pay support for the following banks and cards:

– Emirates Islamic (Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards)
– Emirates NBD
– HSBC (Visa and Mastercard credit and debit...

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04:00
Apple to have iPhone X units available in limited...

This is one of those times where it might just pay to camp outside an Apple Store.

Apple on Tuesday announced that it will have limited inventory of the iPhone X available for walk-in customers on November 3rd. Still, the company added that customers are “encouraged to arrive early” given limited inventory.

The iPhone X launches in more than 55 countries and territories on Nov. 3, where it will be available in Apple retail stores starting at 8 a.m. local time. Preorders start this Friday, Oct. 27, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, 3:01 a.m. Eastern.

The company also detailed pricing for the handset, which starts at $999 but can be had for monthly payments for $49.91 through the iPhone Upgrade Program, which includes AppleCare+. Apple is also offering customers the ability to trade in an eligible smartphone for up to $375 in credit.

Preorders for the iPhone X begin Friday in the following countries ahead of the Nov. 3 launch: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain,...

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04:00
How to use Power Reserve on your Apple Watch with...

Although the Apple Watch Series 3 offers decent battery life, sometimes you may still find yourself running out of juice. In that case, you’ll want to switch to Power Reserve mode.

Power Reserve lets you see the time on your Apple Watch while preserving your battery life. In Power Reserve, press the side button to show the current time in a 24-hour format. While your Apple smartwatch is in Power Reserve, it won’t communication with your iPhone. Nor can you access other watch features.

When your battery charge drops to 10 percent, your Apple Watch alerts you and asks if you want to use Power Reserve. When the battery gets too low, your watch automatically enters Power Reserve, and a red lightning bolt icon appears next to the time. To turn on Power Reserve:

  • Swipe up on the watch face to open Control Center.
  • Tap the battery percentage, then tap Power Reserve > Proceed.
  • To turn off Power Reserve:
  • Press and hold the side button...
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03:45
Amazon launches smart lock and security cam system...

Amazon has today announced its latest expansion into smart home ecosystem, with a new Alexa Cloud Cam security camera ($120) and a new Amazon Key service, which works with some smart locks to allow Amazon couriers to unlock your front door and deliver packages inside your house.

Amazon Key sends a notification to your iPhone that a courier is outside. If you aren’t at home, the Amazon courier will walk in and leave your parcel inside your house. You can use the security cam to keep eyes on the delivery person as they drop off your package.

more…

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03:38
iPhone LCD panel supplier LG Display says demand...

LG Display, which makes IPS LCD displays for iPhones, says that demand from its clients remains strong despite a number of reports of sluggish iPhone 8 sales. The company’s chief financial officer made the comment while announcing an 80% increase in quarterly profits, just ahead of expectations …

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03:30
Film buffs will find Reelgood a solid alternative to...

Since the “Can I Stream It?” app has yet to be updated for iOS 11, movie buffs should check out Reelgood.

It’s a free website/app that lets you enter the name of a movie or TV show you'd like to see. It will search Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, Showtime, Starz, Seeso, Mubi, IndixFlix, Film Struck, Fandor, AcornTV, CrunchyRoll, Cinemax, CBS All Access, and more to see if it's available for free streaming, digital rental, digital purchase or DVD/Blu-ray purchase. 

Having a subscription to any of those channels with your cable or satellite TV package gets you access to their content online. You will have to log in with your cable or satellite account to view. The downside: iTunes isn’t listed among the supported sites/services.

For example, when I searched for ...

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03:00
How to find the email you need in macOS High Sierra

It’s easy to find the email you need in macOS High Sierra. When you use the Mail in full screen , new messages automatically open in split view, so it’s easy to refer to other messages in your inbox as you write. 

Searching your mail is fast and easy with Top Hits. Just type in the search field and the messages most relevant to your search appear in the Top Hits list.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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02:58
Target adds augmented reality shopping to mobile...

Target is the latest retailer to offer augmented reality shopping, allowing customers to see how furniture would look in their own homes. It currently offers the feature with 200 items, but says it plans to offer hundreds more by the end of the year and ‘thousands’ of products next year.

The feature works much the same way as Ikea’s app, but doesn’t (yet) take advantage of ARKit

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02:30
Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 25, 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

Mug Life is a new, free app that allows you to instantly create “photo-real clones” of friends, family, and celebrities. All it takes is a photo. Download community animations and paste them to any photo, or just have fun playing with faces.

B-Eng has introduced Secure Web 1.0, a WPA2 protection app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The $4.99 app is designed to protect against the KRACK-attack, which takes advantage of a flaw in the WPA2 protocol, which is used in any wireless connection.

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02:29
How to Clear a Dropbox File that Won’t Sync

Do you have a single file that’s stuck while syncing with Dropbox? Here’s the solution.

 

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Tuesday October 24

23:45
Bloomberg: Apple lowered Face ID component...

The problems with the iPhone X production are very well documented by this point. We have been hearing for months that suppliers were having yield issues with the 3D-sensing components.

Bloomberg reports Apple helped suppliers increase production by lowering the specifications of the components that make up Face ID, which allowed the supply chain to test dot projector modules faster and push out units at a faster rate.

more…

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21:53
Nintendo's "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp...




Japanese gaming giant Nintendo on Tuesday announced an all-new "Animal Crossing" game is slated to release on iOS and Android in late November, bringing with it a condensed version of the franchise's popular elements.

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20:52
Apple homepage gets iPhone X makeover ahead of...




Apple on Tuesday updated its homepage with dynamic graphics and links touting various iPhone X features, like the TrueDepth camera and Face ID, in an effort to advertise the handset ahead of a start to preorders this week.

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20:26
Honda's 2018 Gold Wing is first CarPlay-...




Honda's Gold Wing has a reputation among motorcycle enthusiasts as a gadget-laden -- read bloated -- trailer on two wheels. For 2018, the company is looking to sharpen the edges while retaining many of the comfort-forward features for which the platform is known, which for 2018 includes Apple CarPlay compatibility.

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19:47
'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' towns open...

Nintendo has announced a new Animal Crossing game, but unlike New Leaf and Happy Home Designer, it's not landing on the 3DS. This time, the game is making its way to your iPhones and Android devices as a free-to-play title in late November. In Animal...

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19:46
Nintendo announces Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp...

As expected, Nintendo this evening announced that it is bringing Animal Crossing to iOS and Android next month. The game is called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and it brings many of the things gamers love about the Animal Crossing franchise to mobile devices, with a few new twists…

more…

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19:06
Apple iPhone X app switching mechanics shown off in...




As the launch of iPhone X approaches, videos showing off Apple's new flagship smartphone are making their way to social networking sites. The latest offers a brief look at the revamped app switcher, a multitasking UI element that lets users cycle through full-screen apps.

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19:02
iPhone X takes over Apple․com ahead of pre-orders

The iPhone X officially goes up for pre-order on Friday morning and Apple has dramatically overhauled its homepage tonight to better showcase the upcoming flagship. Apple.com now features nothing but the iPhone X, with a slew of images and animations touting various features of the device.

more…

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18:36
Brief hands-on video offers closer look at app...

Earlier today, a video hit YouTube seemingly showcasing the iPhone X in use on Apple’s campus. Now, a shorter video is making the rounds and it offers a close up look at the app switching process on the iPhone X…

more…

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16:05
Oracle, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook Blow Even...

An anonymous reader shares a report: American tech giants have ramped up the amount of cash they spend on lobbying US lawmakers to get their own way, yet again. As congressmen consider regulating organizations from Facebook to Google, and mull antitrust crackdowns against Amazon, said corporations have responded by flinging more dosh at the problem. The money is spent on, ahem, holding meetings between company execs and politicians so that businesses can push their agenda and swing decisions in their favor, which may not be in the interests of the people who elected said politicians. Facebook's $2.85m for the third quarter of the year -- disclosed this week as required by law -- is beaten only by the amount it spent in the first quarter: $3.21m. In its second quarter, it blew $2.38m. Overall, Facebook's lobbying bills for 2017 looks set to smash the $9.85m it spent in 2015 and the $8.7m in 2016. The social network is being investigated by both halves of Congress for its role in the...

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15:23
Apple scoops up PowerbyProxi, a wireless power...

Apple has bought Auckland technology company PowerbyProxi, an Auckland, New Zealand tech company, for an undisclosed sum, according to a Stuff report. Apple engineering chief Dan Riccio says the "team will be a great addition as Apple works to create a wireless future,” the article adds. 

PowerbyProxi designs and develops “safe, high efficiency and high density wireless power technology,” according to a company statement. It was founded in 2007 as a spin-out of the University of Auckland’s wireless power center, building on over a decade of ground-breaking research. 

"The team and I are thrilled to join Apple,” PowrbyProxi founder Fady Mishriki told Stuff. “There is tremendous alignment with our values, and we are excited to continue our growth in Auckland and contribute to the great innovation in wireless charging coming out of New Zealand.”

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