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Sunday March 5

20:22
Editorial: The future of Apple's Macintosh




Thinking about the future of Apple's Macintosh becomes more realistic when grounded in facts. It's no accident that several Mac models have not been updated in many months, but it's also true that Apple faces real constraints in dramatically expanding its Mac sales. Here's a look at what's involved, and what's possible for the future of Apple's graphical mouse-based computing platform.

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15:07
New Apple Park drone footage shows advancing...




The latest drone footage of Apple Park shot in early March shows significant landscaping progress in only a few days, and emphasizes the enormity of the campus in comparison to the surrounding neighborhood.

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14:56
Facebook Messenger bots are going to get a lot more...

Facebook's next updates for Messenger have a big focus on bots. Yep, Zuck is still trying to make "fetch" happen with those. Anyhow, the newest bits for the platform are mostly about letting others know that a bit of text originated from. That means...

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14:52
Logic Pros Review: Apogee’s new Element audio...

In this weeks episode of Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the new Apogee Element Thunderbolt audio interfaces. Apogee has sat atop the world of digital audio conversion for quite some time now. Its premium Thunderbolt Ensemble and flagship Symphony interfaces are among the top choices for industry professionals in terms of overall sound quality and unwavering support for Apple’s pro computers. The company has also dipped into the home/portable market with a series of fantastic boxes that bring Apogee’s professional mic-pres and D/A converter tech to a much more affordable price point with the One,...

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14:30
Japanese report backs view Apple's 'iPhone...




This year's top-of-the-line iPhone -- typically nicknamed the "iPhone 8" -- will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Japan's Nikkei said on Sunday as it switched course and backed up similar rumors.

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13:29
Uber's solution to leadership woes may be a...

Uber is in a lot of hot water lately between Greyball, sexual harassment claims, a political uproar, an Alphabet lawsuit and CEO Travis Kalanick's own outbursts. How is it supposed to get the ship back on course? If you believe sources speaking to Th...

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13:09
Transform your acoustic’s piezo pickup into a multi-...

The Wood Works plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces gives you exceptional studio microphone sound from any piezo-equipped acoustic guitar. Now you can easily track multi-dimensional acoustic tones in real time — even in situations that would challenge physical microphones.

Oh my, this looks incredible.

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12:56
Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options,...




Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class -- AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.

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12:39
This year’s Daytona 500 was a beta test for the...

I’m a casual fan and I enjoyed the stages in the latest Daytona 500 but I’m not such a diehard I really care one way or the other.

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12:32
Sense and the city

One of the great/awful things about living in a city is the cacophony of sights, sounds, and smells.

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12:00
Play laser tag in the real world with this...

Playing laser tag is fun, but in order to do so, you have to go to a special venue, get specialized equipment and basically block off the entire day. With Proxy49's Inceptor, however, you don't have to. This little accessory combined with a game call...

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10:50
Apple again said to be releasing iPhone 8 w/ 5.8-...

Nikkei Asian Review is today out with a new note corroborating much of what we already know about this year’s iPhone refresh. The report reiterates the fact that Apple will introduce a new 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, as well as two new smaller devices with LCD panels.

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10:36
This brilliant website tells you what to make for...

Those of who (attempt to) cook know the struggle of, “What can I make with what I have?” This clever web site can solve that problem for you. It’s also a good argument for having staples on hand. If your fridge only has beer, yogurt, and an apple in it, this site won’t be of much help.

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10:30
The best hair straightener

By Hannah Waters & Tiffany Kelly

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...

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10:17
EduTech: The best camera calculator apps for iPhone...

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

In this week’s installment, we’re going to focus on the best camera calculator apps for iPhone and iPad. This is one of the best implementations of technology for students and makes the process of entering long equations into a calculator much more efficient.

Specifically, we’re going to focus on the app Photomath, but we’ll highlight a few other choices as well.

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09:00
After Math: Living Large

It was a big week for big shots. Bitcoin is now worth its weight in gold, a wayward Army drone channeled the Brave Little Toaster and Apple just saved half a billion dollars in court costs. Numbers, because stuff. And reasons. But mostly, stuff.

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07:30
Ben Heck's Mystery Hack Theater

The Ben Heck Show team is changing how they work on projects: They're now going to focus on polishing off one large project as a long-term build, with the goal of eventually bringing it to market. What better way to help determine which one to ma...

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05:03
Björk's VR exhibition is coming to Los Angeles

Björk is infamous for her peculiar style, and now fans in the Los Angeles area can experience that otherworldly quirkiness in 360 degrees. Björk Digital, a VR exhibition based on her 2015 album Vulnicura, is making its West Coast debut late...

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02:10
Tesla opens 'Project Loveday' contest for...

Tesla has refused to do traditional advertising for its electric vehicles, instead relying on PR and its reputation for innovation. Some fans love the cars so much that they've gone ahead and made advertisements for the company, inspiring a letter fr...

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Saturday March 4

23:55
Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery...

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough,...

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21:59
New York will offer $2,000 if you buy an electric car

Believe it or not, New York hasn't offered a financial incentive to buy eco-friendly cars. While over three quarters of the US has some kind of state-level discount, New York has made you 'settle' for the federal tax credit. Officials are about to...

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21:36
Latest drone footage offers clearest look yet at...

Just two weeks after Apple announced additional details for its new Apple Park campus, additional drone footage has emerged showing the headquarters. This new drone video is unique in that it does not feature any text overlays, focusing instead on offering a detailed look at every angle of the new campus…

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20:31
Facebook tries adding reactions to Messenger chats

Facebook's reactions are thriving in your News Feed, and it now looks like the company wants to spread them to Messenger, too. The social network has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing the ability to add reactions to individual messages, much...

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19:36
Second Apple Retail store in Cologne, Germany...




An update to the Apple Germany webpage revealed that the previously rumored second Cologne Apple store will open in Schildergasse on March 25.

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18:57
Google reveals HP's Chromebook for schools...

There's another Chromebook option for schools looking to equip their students with Google's laptops. Mountain View has revealed that HP will release a new rugged Chromebook for education in mid-April. It's a 360-degree convertible that features USB-C...

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17:29
US hopes cyberattacks will stall North Korea's...

The US might not have had much success with cyberattacks against North Korea's nuclear program, but that apparently hasn't stopped officials from further efforts... not that they're having much success. The New York Times has learned that then-Presid...

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17:03
Incredible photos you won’t believe are not...

Some of these shots are amazing if only for the timing of the shots. Settle in – there are 17 pages of images.

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16:34
Each Bugatti Chiron goes through incredibly intense...

The video is straight up car porn. The funniest part is the small print at the bottom, telling you the “fuel economy” of the car.

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15:58
Ransomware hits Pennsylvania's Democratic state...

Democrats in Pennsylvania's state Senate were locked out of their computer network early Friday morning due to a ransomware attack, NBC News reports. According to an unidentified state official who spoke with NBC, the Democratic senators in Harrisbur...

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14:31
Apple Music’s latest advertisements highlight the...

Apple recently uploaded two new Apple Music advertisements to its U.K. YouTube channel. The ads shared were previously debuted during the Brit Awards last month and highlight the Best British Male and Best British Female award categories.

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14:30
Here's what happened at GDC 2017

Our time at GDC 2017 has come to an end, and we're already looking forward to next year. Over the course of the week, we covered the latest developments from the gaming world, which included major announcements by Oculus and Microsoft on the alternat...

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14:17
Apple’s new Cologne, Germany retail store at...

Apple has officially announced that it will open its new retail store in Cologne, Germany on March 25th. The store marks Apple’s second in Cologne and has been under construction for over a year now. The store is located in the high-traffic shopping district of Schildergasse.

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13:17
Facebook begins testing iMessage-like reactions in...

With the release of iOS 10 last fall, Apple introduced a host of changes to the Messages app, including a new reactions feature. This feature allows users to long-press on an iMessage and add a reaction like a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to it.

Now, Facebook is apparently testing a similar feature in its Messenger app.

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13:00
Backstage with the big winners of the IGF and GDC...

Every year, the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice award shows bring a bit of glitz and glamour to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. And 2017 was no different. The two back-to-back spectacles honor the most innovativ...

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12:48
How big of a focus do you think Apple should be...

A lot has been made about Apple’s efforts relating to original content as it expands with new platforms like Apple Music and the TV app on Apple TV. Most recently, it was reported that Apple is considering a “transformative acquisition” in content creation.

Many Apple fans, however, have expressed doubt when it comes to the company’s original content efforts.

How big of a focus do you think Apple should be putting on original video content?

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12:00
Smart garbage can turns trash into a game

Waste is a big concern for cities -- after all, no one likes looking at trash on the street. But it ends up there anyway, for various reasons: bins overflow, sometimes they're hard to find and worst of all, some people just don't care what they do wi...

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11:56
Report: Eddy Cue recently met w/ Paramount &...

According to a new report from the New York Post, Apple’s Eddy Cue has spent the last few weeks reaching out to major film and TV studios. The report claims that Cue has met with Paramount Pictures and Sony TV, though specific details of those meetings are unclear at this point.

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11:40
Google Invites Open Source Devs to Give E2EMail...


Google last week released its E2EMail encryption code to open source as a way of pushing development of the technology. "Google has been criticized over the amount of time and seeming lack of progress it has made in E2EMail encryption, so open sourcing the code could help the project proceed more quickly," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. That will not stop critics, as reactions to the decision have shown, he said. However, it should enable the company to focus its attention and resources on issues it believes are more pressing.

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10:38
Apple cracks down further on cobalt supplier in...

That last line is the “rock and a hard place” of Apple’s position. They need cobalt. The majority of cobalt is in the Congo. The Congo uses child labor. That labor may be the only work the people of the region can get.

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10:30
∞ Camera shutter speed matches helicopter rotor

This is completely understandable and yet, still freaky.

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10:30
Recommended Reading: How Foursquare managed to...

The Not-So-Surprising
Survival of Foursquare
Aaron Gell,
The New Yorker

When Foursquare split its app in two with a second dedicated to check-ins, the move was questionable to say the least. The company eventually brought its popular mayorships ba...

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10:29
Moscow billboard targets ads based on the car you’re...

This is really cool tech but a whole lot of creepy.

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10:28
∞ Two new iPad Pro ads based on tweets

Cute ads.

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10:10
Amazon in India advertising 32GB Space Gray iPhone 6...

Just yesterday we heard reports about Apple quietly reviving the iPhone 6 with 32GB of storage in Gold for certain Asian carriers. Today the Indian Amazon website is advertising a 32GB iPhone 6 in Space Gray on its homepage as a limited time offer until March 7th…

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09:35
This week’s top stories: What to expect at Apple’s...

In this week’s top stories: What to expect at Apple’s spring event, the latest iPhone 8 reports, USB-C vs Lightning, new apps and much more.

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09:00
AI continued its world domination at Mobile World...

Silicon Valley investor and web pioneer Marc Andreessen said in 2011 that "software is eating the world." The explosion of app ecosystems seems to prove his point, but things have changed dramatically even since then. These days, it might be more acc...

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08:35
Apple stops buying (for now) cobalt from Congo mines...

Apple says it’s temporarily stopped buying cobalt (used in lithium ion batteries) mined by hand in Congo while it continues to deal with problems with child labor and harsh work conditions. A Washington Post investigation last year detailed abuses in Congo’s artisanal cobalt supply chain, showing how miners labored in hazardous, even deadly, conditions. 

Last year, Apple pledged to clean up its cobalt supply chain, but the tech giant said it wanted to avoid hurting the Congolese miners by cutting them off. Mining provides vital income for hundreds of thousands of people in what is one of the world's poorest countries. Now, Apple tells the Post it’s...

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08:00
Become Tech Savvy: Navigating macOS with ease

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

How to navigate your Mac with confidence and ease
Background, Expectations, & Best Practices

Last week we covered building confidence and ease with iPhone and iPad navigation by dialing in to five different features and how they work. We’ll do the same today looking at macOS (previously known as OS X) which is Apple’s operating system for Macs.

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08:00
Watch the first 10 minutes of Fullbright's...

Tacoma feels a lot like its predecessor, Gone Home, even though its environments couldn't be more different. Rather than leading players on an emotional journey through an abandoned family house, Tacoma places players on an abandoned space station....

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07:12
NASA prevents probe's collision with Martian...

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft and Phobos would have arrived at an intersection in their orbits within seven seconds of each other on March 6th. Phobos is the larger of the two Martian moons, and MAVEN would most likely crash into it if the space agency lef...

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07:00
Notable apps and app updates for March 4, 201

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.

macOS Apps/Updates

MacXDVD Software has released MacX MediaTrans 3.3 for the Mac, extending its supported coverage to iTunes content. 

The upgrade makes it possible to backup movies, TV shows, music, songs, audiobooks purchased from iTunes store to Mac in normal MP4 and MP3 files, making them accessible to non-Apple devices. Plus, the upgrade lets you delete photos from iPhone's camera roll list.

The iPhone manager is available for macOS Sierra or earlier and supports all iOS 10.3/9/8/7 powered iDevices. You can download a demo here. Registration starts at $29.95 for a one-year license.

Synium Software has released...

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07:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Leather makes it better

Luxurious leather!

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a few accessories that make something beautiful and useful out of the old rawhide. Read on!

Jisoncase

Image by Jisoncase

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06:00
Five ways to prevent computer related stress with...

By Code 42, makers of CrashPlan

What most people don¹t know is that by shutting down your laptop improperly you are computers to age faster. An electrical surge can cause severe internal damage, potentially killing your computer. To lessen the potential for an electrical surge anddeal with other computer related stress issues for a Mac, do the following:

Unplug and shut down. An electrical surge can cause severe internal damage, potentially killing your computer. The best way to prevent such damage is to unplug your laptop when it’s not in use. Also, shutting down your laptop improperly can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your machine. Use the menu command to shut it down, and stick around for the 30 seconds or so it takes to completely power down; it’ll be well worth the hassle in the long run. 

Avoid extreme weather. Leaving your computer in the car overnight in the middle of winter (or all day in July,...

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06:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor

It's been an exceptionally busy week in the world of technology, as Engadget had teams of editors in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, and in San Francisco covering the Game Developer's Conference. At MWC, we saw all the n...

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05:30
Traditional personal computers have stronger-than-...

Global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs) — comprised of traditional PCs (a combination of desktop, notebook, and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables) — are forecast to decline from a total of 435 million units in 2016 to 418.2 million units at the end of the forecast period in 2021, according to the Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC). This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -0.8%.

The new forecast comes on the heels of a stronger-than-expected showing for traditional personal computers (PCs) such as Macs in 2016, when a combination of...

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05:00
Artificial Intelligence is the next key growth area...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the next big growth areas for the mobile industry according to a white paper released by IHS Markit, which specializes in critical information, analytics and solutions.

“We see AI making smart devices even smarter with improved user experiences,” says Ian Fogg, director of mobile and telecom analysis at IHS Markit. “Existing AI agents like Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant will expand across the industry, complemented by embedded AI in all parts of mobile devices from cameras, to audio, to machine. Smartphones will both be the interface for consumer AI and deliver the vast amount of data technology companies need to train AI systems.”

Software...

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04:00
The Week in Apple News: Apple shareholders meeting,...

Apple headlines for the week ending Mar. 3, 2017

Image by Apple

Will Apple ditch lightning for USB-C in the upcoming iPhone 8? That’s the rumor, but we won’t really know for sure until later this year. While you wait, you can check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s roundup. Check them out in this slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

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03:04
Typos are kryptonite to Alphabet's anti-...

"Don't read the comments" is a cardinal rule of the internet. They're often hotbeds of toxicity and abuse, and rarely does a person come away from them feeling enlightened. Jigsaw, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is working to combat this problem through a...

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02:26
Audeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar...




Almost everything about Audeze's iSine 10 headphones is audacious: the technology, the ambition, the appearance, and the sound itself. On paper they shouldn't work, but in practice they are some of the best sounding compact in-ear headphones money can buy.

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00:24
iFixit teardown reveals what's inside a...

Now that Nintendo's newest console is on store shelves you may be familiar with the outside of it, but what's inside? The crew at iFixit has completed its teardown of the Switch, pulling apart the console and those Joy-Con controllers. Within, they p...

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Friday March 3

23:44
This week on AI: To USB-C or not to USB-C, Apple...




Rumors this week suggested that Apple's new iPhones will use some form of USB-C technology, and that the company is looking to recruit Hollywood film and TV producers for ends unknown. Legal battles, a huge Amazon outage and more contributed to an eventful few days.

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21:32
Beam's next update makes game livestreams more...

Seven months after snapping up Twitch competitor Beam, Microsoft is unveiling a major update to its interactive tools for video game streamers. Called Interactive 2, the new system is "built from the ground up" to improve interactive features for bot...

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20:58
Nautical horror game 'Sunless Sea' heads...

Aquatic RPG Sunless Sea has been a big win for British indie developer Failbetter Games. The well-reviewed game has sold half a million copies since its 2015 PC release, and soon, iPad users will be able to get in on the Victorian Gothic adventure. N...

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20:35
US suspends 'premium processing' for H-1B...

In a move that could restrict access to foreign engineers, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced tonight that it will "temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions." In a statement, the department said this...

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19:25
FCC waiver helps Jewish community centers ID bomb...

Following a string of more nearly 70 anonymous bomb threats made to Jewish community centers in 27 states since the start of the year, the Federal Communications Commission issued an emergency order on Friday. The order, which takes effect immediatel...

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18:44
Sticker company warns against skinning the Nintendo...

Given the portability of the Nintendo Switch, owners may be tempted to personalize theirs. The only problem is that according to dbrand, a company that makes covers for devices like phones and laptops, the system and its controllers don't react well...

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18:08
Microsoft reduced Windows update sizes by 35 percent

Fans of Windows and snappy downloads will be relieved to learn that Microsoft's Unified Update Platform, which has been rolling out to Windows Insiders since November, will be available to all retail users starting with the release of the Creators Up...

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17:26
Google Photos automatically fixes your pictures...

Google Photos is one of the more hidden jewels of the company's software family -- especially if you snagged a Pixel phone and unlimited storage. A way of storing all your photos online (and making them delightfully searchable thanks to machine learn...

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16:40
Nintendo Switch locks eShop games to your '...

Nintendo's excellent but imperfect Switch console is hitting stores and shipping out to homes today, but there's still a few odd details sprouting up. It appears that the Nintendo Account, which replaces the Nintendo Network ID, ties itself to whiche...

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15:58
New Alexa devices could get speakerphone, intercom...

Amazon plans to reveal new voice-controlled devices this year that will let you make phone calls, according to a report today from Recode. These gadgets might also allow you to "call" a buddy who has another Alexa-powered speaker, making for a sort o...

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15:42
∞ Why planes don’t fly faster

Interesting discussion of different kinds of engines but the most important line is: “In the end, time is the enemy of the privileged few. Cost is the enemy of the masses.”

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15:30
The cyberpunk revolution begins with video games

Hey, game developers: William Gibson called. He wants his dystopian sci-fi future back.

The annual Game Developers Conference showcases the latest projects from studios around the world, offering a first-hand look at the themes and trends driving t...

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15:16
The Travel Series: How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi...

Apple World Today editor Steve Sande is on the way home from a fun vacation trip, but he’ll be providing readers with a few more helpful tips over the next couple of weeks that can help them use their tech gear confidently and safely anywhere.

The previous posts in this series include:

Backing Up Data When You're Away From Home or Office

Voice and Data Around The World

Packing Your Tech

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14:54
Feds are using Palantir's tech to root out...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has yet another tool from Palantir to track and identify immigrants, according to The Intercept. Dubbed "Investigative Case Management" (ICM), it's a system that aggregates information from the Drug Enforceme...

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14:45
The Week in iOS Apps: MLB At Bat's update for...

The kids apps are alright

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a major update for everyone’s favorite baseball app, MLB At Bat. Plus, you’ll find a couple of storytelling apps for children, new offerings that help you keep your embarrassing moments hidden from public view, and more. Read on!

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14:35
The Border Patrol can take your password. Now what?

There's a whole world of bad security advice going around about traveling in and out of the United States. It's largely because under the Trump Administration there has been an uptick in Customs and Border Protection agents searching the phones and d...

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14:33
First look: Nintendo's iPad-like Switch hybrid...




Taking a cue from the touchscreen tablet market kickstarted by Apple's iPad, Nintendo on Friday launched a hybrid home and portable game console. It's set to feature integration with an official Nintendo app for iOS, though it is not yet available at launch.

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14:25
Apple Daily Report for March 3, 2017

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Apple is re-launching the iPhone 6, originally released in 2014, in a 32GB gold configuration. This model is technically “new” as Apple never sold the iPhone 6 in a 32GB model before.

Apple CEO Tim Cook attended former vice president and current Apple board member Al Gore's new film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which was screened for a select audience in Silicon Valley on Thursday. 

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14:16
'Descent'-inspired 'Sublevel Zero...

If you're interested in some Descent-like shooter action, you could wait for Descent Underground, the crowdfunded game from from a developer behind Star Citizen. However, it's not expected to arrive until next year, and when it does, there are no pla...

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14:14
Friday 5: a few of my favorite Mac apps [Video]

In this Mac-centric Friday 5, I wanted to highlight features from several macOS apps that I utilize on a regular basis. A few of these apps are built-in macOS apps, while others can be found on the Mac App Store and directly from third-party developers.

As a huge fan of the Mac, these are some of the apps that I use most often. Perhaps you’ll find a new gem in this week’s edition of Friday 5? more…

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14:12
Players gonna publish

I remember when The Players’ Tribune was first published and the traditional sports media mocked it unmercifully. It has become a great place to read stories directly from the players.

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14:11
The best wall outlets with USB charging ports

I’m not a fan of these devices (mostly because I’m an incompetent boob when it comes to tools and installing stuff) but this is important because if you do this wrong or buy an inferior product, you could have serious issues. Wirecutter says there are only two models that meet their standards.

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13:55
Fan requests didn't change 'Nioh' too...

In an age where developers seemingly bend over backwards to accommodate fan requests (cough, the Mass Effect 3 ending, cough), Team Ninja decided to buck that for its latest game, Nioh. That's not to say that the developer didn't take feedback to hea...

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13:54
Apple's latest iPad Pro ads focus on notetaking...




Apple on Friday released yet another two videos in its ongoing ad campaign for the iPad Pro, using Twitter posts as a springboard to sell different features of the tablet.

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13:48
PSA: Some unable to access Apple Music today due to...

Some Apple Music users report being locked out of the service today from what appears to be a bug affecting those subscribed to a Family Membership.

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13:47
NeXTWORLD poster signed by Steve Jobs could fetch...

A rare NeXTWORLD Expo poster signed by Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction. The color 24 x 30 poster promoting the inaugural NeXTWORLD Expo held at San Francisco's Civic Auditorium and Brooks Hall on Jan. 22–24, 1992, is signed in the upper border in black ink by Jobs. 

Having resigned from Apple in the fall of 1985, Jobs founded the NeXT project, a computer and software company aimed at the markets of business and higher education. The first NeXT Computer was introduced in 1988, and the smaller NeXTstation two years later. While the computers themselves saw subpar sales, the NeXTSTEP operating system and development environment proved highly influential.

Apple purchased NeXT in 1997 for $429 million and 1.5 million shares of Apple stock, with Jobs, as part of the agreement, returning to the company he had co-founded in 1976. The consignor of this piece worked for Canon USA and was demonstrating the NeXT computers in a booth...

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Uber used 'Greyball' tool to evade...

Saying this week could've gone better for Uber is a massive understatement. After its SVP resigned over undisclosed sexual harassment investigations and its CEO argued with one of the company's own drivers for complaining about its lower pay, Friday...

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∞ Trying out the Google Wifi Mesh network

Like many people I’m using Apple’s Airport base stations (I’m running two of them) in my home to provide wireless coverage. Again, like many people covering all the areas that I need a signal has proven to be difficult, so I started looking for solutions—the one I’m considering strongly is Google Wifi. […]

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Apple Cracks Down Further On Cobalt Supplier in...

Last year, a Washington Post investigation found several instances of miners -- including children -- labored in hazardous, even deadly, conditions at Congo's artisanal cobalt supply chain. Amnesty International and other human rights groups also have alleged problems. Earlier this week, British broadcaster Sky New published an investigation that alleged continued problems in the cobalt supply chain. The Washington Post now reports: Apple said it has temporarily stopped buying cobalt mined by hand in Congo while it continues to deal with problems with child labor and harsh work conditions. The Post connected this troubling trade to Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Company, a Chinese firm that is the largest buyer of artisanal cobalt in Congo and whose minerals are used in Apple products. Last year, Apple pledged to clean up its cobalt supply chain, but the tech giant said it wanted to avoid hurting the Congolese miners by cutting them off. Mining provides vital income for hundreds of...

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One year of air traffic

This is an incredible data visualization. You can click on individual countries to see their incoming/outgoing traffic (Canada’s is unsurprisingly small) or zoom in to see individual details.

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Apple bundles Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, other...

This is a great deal for those who qualify for it.

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9to5Rewards: PhotoFast MAX Lightning/USB 3.0 flash...

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is PhotoFast and its line of MAX flash drives for iOS devices.

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Happy Hour Podcast 109 | Apple’s ‘new’ iPhone launch...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s annual shareholders meeting, Tim Cook’s pro hardware promise, Apple’s new iPhone in Asia, and the USB-C and Lightning iPhone rumors…

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Google Keep for iPhone and Mac disappoints, imposes...




Even with Google's powerful search, the company's Keep service is too lightweight for serious use, but AppleInsider squeezes the most out of it that we can.

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11:17
Apple Is Expanding Its War With Qualcomm

Apple has opened a new front in its global patent war with Qualcomm. From a report: The Cupertino, Calif.-based company has sued Qualcomm in a U.K. court, accusing the chipmaker of violating patents and design concepts Apple owns. Details on exactly which patents Qualcomm has violated and why Apple believes Qualcomm has violated the patents were not disclosed in the public court records, according to Bloomberg, which earlier reported on the lawsuit. The lawsuit is the latest in a string of disputes Apple and Qualcomm have engaged in around the world. The main dispute resides in the U.S., where Apple has accused Qualcomm of using its position as a prominent chipmaker to hurt competition in the mobile marketplace. Apple, which has used Qualcomm chips for its iPhone's wireless connectivity, claims Qualcomm owes the company $1 billion in rebates the chip maker allegedly held back after Apple spoke to South Korean regulators about Qualcomm's business practices.

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11:10
Can you get a 25/25 on this advanced grammar test?

I got 25/25. “You must be an English scholar because only 4% of Americans can get a perfect score on this test.”

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10:55
The curse of the Bahia Emerald

I love these weird investigative stories from Wired.

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10:35
An 81-Year-Old Woman Just Created Her Own iPhone App

After 43 years working in one of Japan's leading banks, 81-year-old Masako Wakamiya has launched an iPhone app called "Hinadan" that shows users how to stage traditional dolls for the Hinamatsuri festival. From a report on CNN Money: She says she felt compelled to do something after noticing a shortage of fun apps aimed at people her age. "We easily lose games when playing against young people, since our finger movements can't match their speed," Wakamiya told CNN. The retired banker asked a bunch of people to create games for seniors, but no one was interested. So she took matters into her own hands and achieved something many people half her age haven't done. "I wanted to create a fun app to get elderly people interested in smartphones," she said. "It took about half a year to develop." Wakamiya started using computers at age 60 when she was caring for her elderly mother and finding it difficult to get out and socialize with friends.

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10:34
Apple reportedly looking for a ‘transformative...

Senior Apple executives — including Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services— have reached out to some of Hollywood’s most successful TV and film producers recent about going to work for the tech giant, according to the New York Post. The article claims the Cupertino, California-based company is looking for a “transformative acquisition and not just a deal to buy TV shows.”

“They talked to Sony and Paramount last week. They are preparing something big,” The Post says, quoting an unnamed source.

Apple has dipped its toes into original programming with Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke, which it will offer via an Apple Music subscription.

The company considered a buyout of Time Warner in late 2015, but it didn’t pan out. And, of course, there’s ongoing speculation that Apple plans to launch its...

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Apple Music ads aired during BRIT Awards shared on...




Apple has shared a pair of commercial spots that aired during the United Kingdom's BRIT Awards last month, with the two ads promoting Apple Music to viewers as a venue to listen to the nominated and winning musical acts featured during the show.

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