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Monday June 26

10:02
LG Innotek aiming at making flexible circuit boards...




LG Innotek is in the process of setting up flexible printed circuit board (PCB) production, with the goal of becoming a primary supplier for the Apple iPhone, according to a report out of LG's home country, South Korea.

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10:00
The untold history of Aretha Franklin’s irrevocable...

I’m not usually a fan of remakes but Franklin’s incredible version of the song blows away the original.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Echo $130, Anker iPhone...

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

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09:21
Apple-connected Pearl Automation shuts down after...




Pearl Automation -- a startup founded by former Apple workers, which sold an iPhone-connected rear-view camera for cars -- has reportedly shut down, largely because of low initial sales.

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09:14
Amazon's Echo has dropped to an all-time low of...

Today, Amazon and Best Buy are offering the cheapest price yet on the Amazon Echo at $50 off. The popular smart speaker is available right now for $130 instead of the usual sticker price of $180.

The price of the Echo has been fluctuating a bit in recent months with sales going as low as $140 to $150. In May, Amazon and Best Buy did a discounted "two pack" where you could get two Echo units for $280. Today's...

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08:50
'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy...




Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records --"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released, but early reception to the film appears to be not good.

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08:47
The iPad Pro: Now a true photographer’s tool

I’m looking to replace my older iPad with a Pro for the reasons Carlson lists in his piece. It really is very close to being a Mac replacement for some photographers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:40
iOS 11 public beta is coming this week, here’s how...

Apple has said that its public beta program for upcoming software releases including iOS 11 will start in June. That means we can expect the first public betas sometime between now and Friday. Apple’s public beta program this year will allow users to test iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and tvOS 11 for free, but there are still some things to consider before jumping in…

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08:31
External Link: The iPhone at 10

Believe it or not, the iPhone has been on the market for 10 years! To mark the occasion, tech journalist David Pogue reunited with the three other journalists who were given pre-release review iPhones by Apple: Steven Levy, Ed Baig, and Walt Mossberg. Although the iPhone would end up changing the world, that wasn’t apparent at first. “After three days, I was ready to throw this thing out of the window for trying to type on glass,” Mossberg quipped. But has Apple run out of steam since the debut of the iPhone? Baig rose to Apple’s defense. “How often can you come out with something that changes the world? I mean, we’re all unfair, perhaps, in the media sometimes. Oh, they haven’t had a hit lately. Well, who else had a hit lately? It’s not an easy thing to do.”

 

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08:12
2017 MacBook Pro Deals: 13" for $1,229 ($70 off...




Adorama this week is offering AI readers an additional $50 to $100 off popular Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations in Space Gray with our exclusive promo code. On top of the instant and coupon savings, the Apple authorized reseller will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ -- and shipping is free.

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08:12
External Link: Scott Forstall Interviewed at the...

To commemorate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, Scott Forstall, Apple’s former Senior Vice President of iOS Software, sat down for an interview with journalist John Markoff at the Computer History Museum. Forstall told stories about the origins of the iPhone and how Steve Jobs saved his life.

 

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07:42
∞ How the iPhone was born: inside stories of...

[VIDEO] The Wall Street Journal pulled together a masterful insider’s take, embedded in the main Loop post, on the creation of the iPhone. Great, great, great.

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07:38
Listen to radio stations around the world

Radio Garden uses a Google Earth interface that allows you to roam the planet and click on radio stations around the world.

This is fun to play with, though I wish the collection of stations was larger, more inclusive. But worth a look.

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07:34
Taking and managing screenshots in iOS 11

[VIDEO] Every time I watch an iOS 11 tutorial, I get a larger appreciation for how big a leap forward this latest rev is. In this one (embedded in the main Loop post), Jeff Benjamin talks through the process of taking and managing screenshots in iOS 11.

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07:28
It had us at “Hello”: The iPhone turns 10

Yesterday, we embedded a video pulled together by David Pogue on the 4 people Steve Jobs handpicked to review the original iPhone.

David Pogue also wrote a cover story for CBS News with a broader embedded video, which includes bits of the “4 original iPhone reviewers” piece, but goes further, including an interview with Bas Ording, an iPhone engineer who helped pull together the original touch screen mechanics.

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07:27
$18 billion deal for Toshiba's memory division...




Extending the saga even further, Western Digital has notified Toshiba's board of directors that it formally opposes Toshiba's sale of its memory division to any group that has ties to its primary competitor SK Hynix -- and the favored consortium is relying on funding from it.

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07:22
Amazon demos how Alexa will use the Echo Show’s...

Apple’s unveiling of the HomePod at WWDC was little more than a preview, as the company remains tight-lipped on exactly how the Siri voice assistant will work on the device. Whilst the HomePod isn’t shipping until the end of the year, Amazon is launching its latest addition to the Alexa home AI product range later this week.

The $230 Echo Show launches on Wednesday, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen. The company posted a series of videos (watch after the jump) giving a first look at the UI in action, to show how the Alexa assistant will utilize the screen to display relevant information and respond to voice queries …

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07:20
The apps are too damn big

Matt Birchler:

Auto updates only happen when you are connected to Wifi, but iOS won’t stop you from updating on cellular if you tap the update button. The fact that someone could blow through 10% of their monthly data plan (2GB) just by updating Snapchat and Messenger once. This could be tough if you do it once, but Facebook updates Messenger all the time. They’ve updated the app 5 times in the past month, which could work out to upwards of 400-500 MB over just a month.

And:

“App thinning” is not a magic bullet that erases this problem though, as Facebook Messenger, which shows as being 154 MB, still downloaded 99MB of data for its update.

And:

So are giant app sizes a problem? Yes. Do delta updates allow these updates to use less data? Yes. Do delta updates make these large apps a non-issue? Hell no!

And from this Washington Post article, titled...

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07:10
MacFly Pro is new subscription-based Mac maintenance...

MacFly Pro LLC has introduced MacFly Pro 1.0, a subscription-based Mac maintenance product. The “personal tech assistant” purportedly learns, with every use, from the user's habits for everyday tasks, software preferences and adjusts its recommendations accordingly. 

At the end of the day, your Mac gets a personalized maintenance treatment, according to the folks at MacFly Pro. It consists of two major parts. Cleaner can clean user and system caches, broken application data, media leftovers, and unneeded mail attachments. Manager handles old files on your Mac or finds any photo duplicates on the Manager page.

MacFly Pro 1.0 pricing starts at $3.33/month for a yearly package. Early bird access to MacFly Pro is available with seven-day free trial option.

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07:04
Simple but brilliant tape measure apps show just how...

App developers have been having fun with Apple’s ARKit to put together augmented reality apps. We’ve seen a bunch of these already, and two developers have now shown how you can use an iPhone as a tape measure.

It might sound like a boring application, but just look at how much easier it is to measure things in augmented reality …

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06:57
Procreate sketching app updated for new iPad Pros,...

If you have an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, Procreate is a must-have app for illustrators who want to test the limits of Apple’s hardware. The latest version of Procreate includes fixes for users with either model of the new iPad Pro. Procreate has also starting teasing out a major update coming this fall…

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06:53
First ‘Assembled in India’ iPhone SEs go on sale

The first iPhone SE models built in India are now on sale in cities around the country such as Bengaluru, where the phones are assembled. The devices are marked "Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in India," the Indian Express reports.

Previously, Apple produced most of its smartphones iPhones in China with a few older models assembled in Brazil. The Cupertino, California-based company has tapped Taiwan's Wistron Corp. to put together the smartphones in the tech capital of Bangalore in Karnataka.

“Apple’s iPhones will be made in Bangalore and all devices will be targeted at the domestic market,” Priyank Kharge, IT minister for Karnataka has said. He added that the state will help Apple if it decides to turn to other contract manufacturers in the region.

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06:46
PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external...




In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

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06:37
Apple's first 'Assembled in India'...




The first iPhone SE models built in India -- by Apple partner Wistron -- are now on sale in various cities around the country such as Bengaluru, according to local reports.

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06:01
New video features Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell, Greg...




Celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the iPhone continue, with former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie discussing the early iPhone development process in a new interview.

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06:00
VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription for 5 devices is...

VPN Unlimited has partnered with our friends at Stack Commerce to give you one heck of a deal on a lifetime subscription to their powerful VPN service; US$49.99, which gives up to five of your devices access to the service forever.

Readers of Apple World Today already know what a virtual private network is and how it can work to give you absolutely secure communications on any network, provide access to geo-limited services like streaming video, and mask your location for ultra-secure work. VPN Unlimited has won a number of awards from top websites and publications over the past few years as a leader in VPN services, and there are good reasons for the kudos.

With VPN Unlimited, you have:

  • Secure public...
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05:30
Postbox: The email app for Mac power users and this...

For many casual Mac users, the default Apple Mail app is adequate. For those who are power users sending and receiving hundreds of emails each day, Mail just doesn’t cut it. Postbox (US$40) is a powerful and flexible desktop email application for power users that begins where Mail’s limited feature set ends.

Available for both macOS and Windows, Postbox has more available features than we’d be able to cover in a week’s worth of articles. Let’s look at some of the key features that can help power users become more efficient and effective in handling the daily flood of email:

Account Groups - Do you find that your unified Mail inbox is an unorganized mess of work and personal emails? With Postbox’s Account Groups, you can create groups for work and personal accounts that work to separate your work and personal lives.

A look at the Postbox Focus Pane

Focus Pane - With...

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05:15
McAffee June 2017 Threat Report shows uptick in...

The new McAffee June 2017 Threat Report is in and it indicates that the trend in Mac malware isn’t slowing down. There were nearly 250,000 new instances of macOS malware in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total for the quarter to just over 700,000.

While Macs have never been fully immune to viruses and exploits, they generally weren’t as susceptible to the viruses that plagued Windows PC in the first decade of the 2000s. Since then, Apple has backed off from its “Macs don’t get viruses” marketing claim.

At present, traditional PC-like viruses are still relatively rare on the Mac, but according to McAfee, there’s been a “glut of adware”, which tricks users into downloading, running, and authorizing malware with admin privileges. Depending on the malware and its attack vector, the users of infected Macs encounter everything from browser takeovers, to pop-up ads, to unwanted toolbars and browser plugins, to even things like keyloggers and botnet hijacks in the...

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05:00
New drone video footage shows Steve Jobs Theater at...

The lights are beginning to come on and employees are beginning to move in at the new Steve Jobs Theater over at the new Apple Park.

Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has posted a new video on his YouTube channel today, giving viewers a fresh look at Apple Park as a small number of employees begin settling into the campus and more buildings take shape.

Now, Sinfield’s late June 2017 update provides a glimpse into Apple’s ongoing construction progress at Apple Park, including a noticeable progression in the number of trees and other pieces of greenery within the “spaceship” building’s circular courtyard. Early on in the video, viewers can also catch a shot of the main atrium of Apple Park, with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors that originally began to take shape in November 2016.

The new drone footage also offers one of the best looks yet at the Steve Jobs Theater, colette with a 360-degree view of the new Apple Park site. On two sides of the lobby,...

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05:00
How safe is iMessage in the cloud?

Of all the problems iMessage has, Apple says it plans to solve a persistent one: having access to all your conversations on every device, instead of messages and data lying scattered across all the Macs, iPhones, and iPads you use. But is this the right problem to solve?

Apple’s Craig Federighi explained at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference that iMessage will be stored in iCloud with “end-to-end encryption,” but provided no other details. Later, he mentioned that Siri training will sync across iCloud instead of being siloed on each of your Apple devices, and that training and marking faces in Photos’ People album will do the same—and with end-to-end encryption.

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05:00
MacFamilyTree gets even better with version 8.2

MacFamilyTree, the genealogy software for macOS (10.10 and higher), has grown to version 8.2. A good app continues to get better.

The software lets you explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. Version 8.2 features new, improved, and configurable charts and diagrams as well as improved FamilySearch integration and better CloudTree performance. In version 8.2, almost every aspect of a chart can be configured. Many presets can now be further refined to your taste. You can adjust coloring, shadows, line styles, information to display, and fonts for all charts.

Four new charts have been added to MacFamilyTree 8.2 using fractal algorithms to create stunning representations of your tree: Fractal Tree, Circular Tree, Symmetrical Tree, and the Square Tree. The chart editor in MacFamilyTree 8.2 has been enhanced...

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04:30
How to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate tabs in...

Did you know you can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate tabs in the Safari web browser of macOS Sierra? Well, you can.

Just hold down Command + Shift, then tap the Left and Right arrow keys move through through the browser tabs from left to right or right to left. Or you can hold down Command + Shift, then tap the Open or Close Bracket keys to move through the browser tabs from left to right or right to left.

You can find more shortcuts here.

(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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04:27
Samsung revamps Smart Switch website as it targets...

Samsung has revamped the website for its Smart Switch app, designed to make it easy to transfer data and settings to Galaxy devices from competitor phones – including iPhones …

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04:14
SpaceX launches and lands two rockets in a single...

SpaceX's technical problems that caused an explosion last September seem well behind it, as it pulled off the rare feat of launching two rockets this weekend. On Friday, the Falcon 9 lofted a Bulgarian communications satellite into orbit from Florida...

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04:00
Apple patent hints at iPhones, iPads with more...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,684,196) for a “display having a flexures element” that hints at flexible iPhones — and perhaps iPads,

The invention is for a display device may incorporate a cover glass with one or more flexure bearing sections. The flexure bearing may permit the cover glass to flex and/or bend in response to stresses or strains while still maintaining contact with an attachment point. If the attachment points have different heights, for example, the cover glass may flex at the flexure bearing, thereby permitting the portion of the cover glass between the attachment points to maintain a relatively planar alignment.

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product.

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03:56
First ‘Assembled in India’ iPhones rolling out...

The first iPhones assembled in India started reaching retail stores the day after Apple confirmed that production had begun, and are now reportedly showing up in many Indian cities. However, hopes that local production would lead to lower prices have not yet been realized …

more…

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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, June 26th 2017

It's Monday morning, and we're talking about how tweets are now official presidential statements, the problem with the console wars and Snapchat Specs made for underwater.

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01:20
Netflix remains ruthless as 'Girlboss' cut...

Netflix never talks audience numbers with its shows, but there's one sure way to know when one is doing poorly. The streaming company cancelled Girlboss, the third series over the last month to get canned. The show was unpopular with critics from the...

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Sunday June 25

23:43
Mohu's latest indoor antenna has a 65-mile range

Mohu has something new for all of the cord-cutters out there. The company has upgraded its indoor Leaf antenna and the new version delivers a 65-mile reception range. That's up from the 50-mile range of the previous model. Mohu says that its SignaLif...

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21:28
Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects

There are good insects, and then there are bad bugs. And the folks at Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Lab (IVL) have been working on a device that will only kill pests and leave the others unharmed. It's called the Photonic Fence, and has been in...

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19:37
Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell & Greg Christie...

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone being released to the public. In honor of the anniversary, former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell, and Greg Christie have sat down the The Wall Street Journal to offer some backstory on the device’s inception and the development process…

more…

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19:33
Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop's 'healing...

You're probably used to ignoring all those overpriced New Age-y therapies and miracle cures Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop tends to promote. Remember that time when it suggested inserting jade eggs into the vagina to "increase chi?" No? Well, you can...

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18:24
Apple & Tim Cook celebrate #Pride2017 in cities...

As it has done in past years, Apple this week celebrated Pride 2017 in a handful of cities around the world, participating in parades in San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto. Tim Cook also commemorated the parades with a tweet….

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17:16
Report: Facebook to pay Hollywood millions for...

Facebook is very serious about its original programming ambitions -- $3 million per episode serious. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tech giant is courting Hollywood agencies for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to...

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15:26
Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why...

There's been a lot of speculation around whether Mark Zuckerberg is or is not planning to run for office. From his nationwide tour to his rejection of atheism, there have been quite a few moments that could be interpreted as a lead-up to a presidenti...

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15:09
Apple's Tim Cook, other CEOs meet with India...




Apple CEO Tim Cook was reportedly one of 21 U.S. corporate leaders who attended a roundtable with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

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14:31
LaunchBar 6.9

Brings several improvements to the app’s appearance, as well as added support for Things 3. ($29 new, free update, 14.1 MB)

 

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13:48
Artificial iris responds to light like real eyes

The human iris does its job of adjusting your pupil size to meter the amount of light hitting the retina behind without you having to actively think about it. And while a camera's aperture is designed to work the same way as a biological iris, it's a...

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12:14
Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea

Spectacles have made sharing marginally exciting videos on land via Snapchat easier. It also helps that you no longer need to hunt down a vending machine to snag a pair in the US. But a partnership between the social network and Royal Caribbean cruis...

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12:13
∞ Why olive oil is awesome

I didn’t appreciate the awesomeness of olive oil until I spent a month in Italy. I thought putting it on a piece of bread like butter would be greasy and disgusting. Turns out, it’s a little piece of heaven.

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11:02
The 4 people Steve Jobs handpicked to review the...

In the embedded video, look for a (hairless!) yours truly at 2:15.

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10:58
WhatsApp is becoming a top news source in some...

WhatsApp might not be all that popular in the US, but in some places, it's fast becoming a place where people can safely share and get the latest news. According to a study conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, more and more...

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10:30
The App Store’s “Unapologetically Canadian” page

Canada turns 150 years old next week and this page highlights some great apps made by my fellow Canadians.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:14
Tumblr apologizes for filtering out LGBTQ+ content

Tumblr* says it has fixed the main issues that were plaguing "Safe Mode," a feature it recently launched to hide all NSFW posts from your Dashboard. It's a welcome addition for libraries, schools or parents who don't want to block the social network...

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09:30
The best clothing iron

By Jackie Reeve

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

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08:12
Hands-on: LumaFusion – this is the iPad video...

If you’ve never heard of LumaFusion ($19.99), I won’t fault you for that. I hadn’t heard of it either until commenters on our YouTube channel vehemently encouraged me to give the app a shot.

Pardon me for initially being skeptical, as I’d heard this story numerous times before: “So and so has produced an amazing app that finally lets you truly edit videos on the iPad.” As a Final Cut Pro X devotee who’s often seen tethered to a Mac, I guess you can say I have trust issues when it comes to such lofty claims.

I’ve tried a handful of video editing apps on iPad, and have walked away disappointed every single time. Most of them promise something that they simply can’t deliver, while others show promise, yet ultimately fail in some key area.

The most competent video editing app that I’ve seen up until now...

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08:00
After Math: Binge On

It was a bountiful week for mass consumption. Twitch announced that it will run 6 straight days of MST3K, German police went on a 36-house raiding spree in search of hate speech and Sega's bringing some of its most beloved titles to mobile. Numbers,...

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06:30
Ben Heck’s ultimate Nintendo Switch mod

Max is struggling with his Nintendo Switch, and so to avoid serious hand surgery, Ben is modding a Nintendo Switch JoyCon to move the analogue stick. This gives Ben the perfect opportunity to void the warranty on the JoyCon and tear it down to se...

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Saturday June 24

22:05
Review: Linksys Velop mesh networking kit delivers...




Continuing AppleInsider's quest to find the perfect mesh networking hardware, this week we take a closer look at Linksys' entry, a three-tower setup named Velop.

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20:48
A 3D-printed bridge is being built using reinforced...

3D printing is a massive category that covers everything from small, DIY, plastic projects to metal meant to be used in Boeing's 787 airplane. Yet another usage has come to light, courtesy of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands....

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19:12
Venmo reportedly made physical debit cards for a...

Venmo is reportedly taking a leaf out of other digital payment services' book and making a physical debit card. According to Recode, the PayPal-owned mobile app created to make going Dutch with friends a lot easier has already begun testing a card th...

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17:45
It's now easier to get Purism's security-...

Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you're becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only used to sell made-to-order machines, has just announced t...

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16:42
PSA: Watch CBS Sunday Morning tomorrow for a special...

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone and while Apple celebrated earlier this year, this month marks the anniversary of when the device was released to the public. To celebrate, CBS Sunday Morning is airing a special segment on the device tomorrow morning…

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15:34
New Apple Park drone footage shows more landscaping...




A newly-published video shows that while construction and landscaping work is at an advanced stage at Apple Park, it remains underway, particularly at some satellite buildings including the Steve Jobs Theater.

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15:32
Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each...

Most current self-driving technology relies on cameras, radar and lidar. These sensory devices serve as eyes for the car, mimicking what a human driver can see. But a University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2V, or v...

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13:47
Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for...

Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that this code, from the Shared Source Kit, is genuine.

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12:12
Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

After a report from The London TImes that the email addresses and passwords of British cabinet members and other government officials were being traded by Russian hackers, it looks like the inevitable next step has occurred: a cyberattack on the UK p...

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11:35
Latest iPhone 8 dummy images further corroborate...

The iPhone 8 leaks continue this weekend with images emerging of yet another dummy unit. Shared on Twitter by leaker Onleaks, the dummy model corroborates much of what we’ve seen many times in the past related to the iPhone 8’s design, including a glass back, vertical dual-camera design, and more…

more…

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10:45
In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements

Does a tweet count as an official response to a federal inquiry? Unsurprisingly, the White House thinks so. As reported by Reuters, the White House sent a letter to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee claiming that a pair of Trump twe...

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09:31
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, Roland and Studio Electronics unveil a brand new mono analog synth, Native Instruments drops a toy box full of quirky sounds and Output introduces us to its new studio desk Platform… more…

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Apple's original...

Apple Is a Step
Closer to Making
Its Own TV Shows
David Sims,
The Atlantic

While the company's television aspirations remain largely a mystery, Apple hired two big names this week to help build its slate of original shows. Jamie Erlicht and Zack V...

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09:04
Apple has removed 58k apps from the Chinese App...

A report earlier this week detailed Apple’s efforts to remove spam and copy-cat apps from the App Store, and one area the company specifically seems to be targeting is China. As noted in a new report from People.cn, Apple has removed around 58,000 Chinese apps from the App Store over the last two weeks, a drastic increase compared to normal.

more…

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09:00
Review: Elgato Eve Motion HomeKit-Compatible Motion...

As part of our continuing coverage of the Internet of Things, Apple World Today tries to take the pain out of selecting HomeKit accessories by testing and reviewing them so that readers don’t get unexpected surprises. Today we’re looking at the HomeKit-compatible Elgato Eve Motion, a US$49.95 wireless motion detector that can be used as part of an overall HomeKit automation plan for your home.

Elgato Eve Motion. Photo ©2017 Steven Sande

Design

If there’s one thing that I’ve always liked about the Elgato Eve home automation product line, it’s that the design is second to none. All of the devices use a similar design scheme, with a gloss white finish and gentle curving sides. You can place an Elgato Eve sensor anywhere in any home and it won’t look out of place.

The Eve Motion detector is small at 3.15 x 3.15 x 1.26 inches (80 x 80 x 32mm) and is powered by a pair of common AA...

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08:34
Apple hires Stanford Medicine’s digital health leader

Apple is hiring Stanford Medicine’s digital health leader, Dr. Sumbul Desai, according to Internet Health Management.

She headed up Stanford’s Center for Digital Health, which the Stanford University School of Medicine launched in January 2017. 

The goal of the center is to enhance Stanford’s digital health initiatives via collaboration with digital technology companies, clinical research and education. Stanford has close ties to Apple, notes Internet Health Management.

Along the same lines, Apple is working with a start-up called Health Gorilla in its secretive personal health record initiative, reports CNBC, quoting unnamed sources. Health...

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08:17
Apple hires Stanford digital health leader as it...

As it continues to expand its health efforts, Apple has hired Stanford’s digital health leader, Dr. Sumbul Desai. As noted by Internet Health Management, Desai was the head of Stanford’s Center for Digital Health and will join Apple’s ever-growing health team…

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This week’s top stories: iPhone 8 dummy unit leaks,...

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 8 dummy unit leaks, iOS 11 beta 2, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, HomePod, and much more.

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'Rocket League' will die without cross-...

All online games eventually die. But the difference between the original version of World of Warcraft and, say, Call of Duty: Ghosts is that WoW was more of a service on an open system (PC). Players were able to gradually migrate to its annual expans...

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Take a look inside Steve Jobs Theater with the...

Earlier this week, satellite footage highlighted the progress Apple has made in construction on Apple Park, showing the new campus go from skeleton form to near completion. Now, Duncan Sinfield is back with his newest drone footage, offering our clearest look yet at Steve Jobs Theater.

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Sony is losing its grip on the indie market

Here we go again.

In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audiences. Indie Game: The Movie was about to debut, giv...

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A Weird but Effective iPhone Car Mount

Want a better car mount for your iPhone? Josh Center has one to recommend, assuming you have an accessible CD slot in your car and keep your iPhone in a case.

 

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We have Galaxy Note 8 rumors, and information about an Amazon beehive -- we'll explain.

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

I wasn’t even looking for new games on the App Store when the trailer for After the End: Forsaken Destiny caught my eye. Despite its clunky, somewhat cliché title, the game immediately piqued my interest with its smooth, perspective-based puzzles, constantly-evolving landscapes, and low-poly artistic style that’s reminiscent of an all-time favorite, Monument Valley.

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Shipments of AR and VR headsets expected to grow at...

A report from the Israeli website The Verifier says the upcoming “iPhone 8” will include an iPad Pro-like smart connector that may be the link up for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality headsets. The article adds that the smart connector will also be used for charging, sort of like MagSafe for the iPhone. 

Personally, I’m dubious, but, if the rumor is true, the timing might be good. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) ...

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A new global survey on consumer preferences for automotive technology finds more consumers desire advanced technology in their next new vehicle. However, their willingness to pay for technology demonstrates a wide variety of viewpoints from consumers across leading global markets, says the survey from business information provider IHS Markit.

Things look bright for Apple tech such as CarPlay, Maps and Apple Music. As in-vehicle technology continues its growth trajectory, so too does consumer desire to integrate their mobile apps into their vehicle, according to IHS Markit. Among those surveyed, nearly all consumers who had familiarity with replicating their smartphone system onto an in-vehicle display indicated they were interested or somewhat interested in having this feature in their next new vehicle.

In addition, nearly half of all respondents indicated navigation apps as the leading use of smartphone apps in the vehicle. Weather apps followed with 40% of...

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Google Home and Assistant can speak Canadian French...

The first of several new languages for Google's Assistant AI is here, as users have noticed Canadian French as a language option. I was able to switch it on for my Google Home by looking for Assistant Language under device settings in its control app...

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Friday 5: Affinity Photo – a must-have photo editing...

When Serif’s Ash Hewson took the stage in San Jose during the WWDC 2017 keynote, you just knew that something big was about the be announced. That announcement, which didn’t disappoint, turned out to be Affinity Photo for iPad. The flagship desktop app makes its way to iOS for the first time after initially appearing on Mac and PC.

Affinity Photo, like Serif’s other popular desktop app, Affinity Designer, is well-respected photo editing software that can function as an Adobe Photoshop replacement for many desktop workflows. Can the iPad version make the same claim?...

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Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the...




At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn't jump, you'll be even happier with the 2017.

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This week on AI: 12.9" iPad Pro & 5K iMac...




As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the "iPhone 8," and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

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Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels...

Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japanese company apparently has a plan to add OLED TV p...

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Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game...

Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V single pl...

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18:26
Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation...

President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn't used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin La...

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17:19
'Titanfall 2' DLC adds another weapon slot...

It might be hard to top Titanfall 2's last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooter's next free content block will add something back that fans have been wanting for months...

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16:11
Facebook’s latest app is designed just for video...

In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It's essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed w...

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15:33
Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health...




Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

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15:06
Nike’s SNKRS app uses AR to help you buy limited-...

Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the system's first drop being the Nike SB Dunk High Pro "Momofuku," a model desi...

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14:45
AWT News Update: June 23, 2017

Friday's usually a slow day for Apple news, but we have a handful of stories for your listening pleasure:

  • Apple's celebrating Canada 150 by adding a special section to the Canadian iOS App Store highlighting apps that were developed by Canadians and in Canada
  • Google promises that it will stop scanning user emails in its free Gmail product in order to personalize advertising
  • That iPhone 8? It might be called the iPhone Decade Edition...or not
  • Google's YouTube TV is expanding to ten more metropolitan areas in the US in the next few weeks

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

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14:36
‘Modern Warfare Remastered’ heads to PS4 without the...

If you were disappointed that you had to keep the $80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewed Modern Warfare remaster, you're in luck. Publisher Activision has announced that it will reverse t...

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14:10
FCC greenlights OneWeb to deliver satellite internet...

Providing internet to remote users beyond the telecom grid has always been a difficult dream to realize. But as Trump assured supporters in Iowa yesterday that better rural broadband would get looped into his infrastructure plans, the ambition at lea...

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13:46
Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in...

VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 -- which should put it somewhere around $900 -- and will likely launch in late September. The informa...

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13:45
This Week in iOS Apps: Backtrack Golf helps improve...

Good for your game

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This week’s roundup includes a new app that improves your golf game, and also includes apps to help you manage tasks, track weather, and even call a locksmith. Read on!

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