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Monday July 3

04:00
macOS market share down, iOS market share up in June

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

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.12% of the global market share in June, down from from 6.36% percent in May (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.51% as of June.

iOS had 43.95% of the mobile operating system market share in June, way up from 33.03% in May. This compares to 46.32% for Android, 2.3% for Windows Phone, and 3.42% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

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

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03:20
Moneydance 2017.3

Improves computer-to-computer syncing and adds a new text file importer. ($49.99 new, free update, 96.8 MB)

 

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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, July 3rd 2017

Hey, good morning!

Yes, it's Monday, but you might've missed some interesting things over the weekend: kangaroos that confuse self-driving cars, some 'Zelda' DLC that's a perfect fit and a new Sony smartphone that could be a contender.

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03:00
macOS High Sierra: The new Safari takes steps to...

In macOS High Sierra, third parties will have a more difficult time sharing any tracking information via Safari. It’s all part of Apple’s approach to privacy, and it's not just lip service. While such policies certainly helps the company from a marketing standpoint, they're also routinely turned into product features.

The new feature seems to have the potential to make it harder for unrelated sites to follow you around the internet. But some experts believe that, while a noble technology to deploy, the action has already shifted to a different front that Apple can’t help with directly.

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01:30
Microsoft's canceled Surface Mini shows up in...

In the heady days of 2014, Microsoft had a dream of launching a smaller version of its nascent Surface tablets. The Surface Mini was a passion project of division chief Panos Panay, but it was axed by CEO Satya Nadella and EVP Stephen Elop shortly be...

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Sunday July 2

23:38
Tesla will deliver the first 30 Model 3s on July 28th

Tesla will start delivering its much-anticipated Model 3 EV this month, as promised. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will have a "handover party for [the] first 30 customer Model 3s on the 28th." He added that production will grow exponentiall...

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23:36
China's heavy-duty rocket fails in mid-flight

China's space program has largely run smoothly (with notable exceptions), but it just ran into a serious obstacle. State media reports that a new heavy-duty rocket, the Long March 5 Y2, failed shortly after launch. Xinhua would only say that an "an...

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21:20
MoneyWiz 2.6

Adds investment accounts functionality featuring support for over 3,700 institutions. ($59.99 new, free update, 26.3 MB)

 

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20:33
Kaspersky offers code to prove it's not a...

Kaspersky Lab is understandably worried that it might lose US government contracts over fears that it's in bed with the Russian government, and it's making a dramatic offer in a bid to keep the money flowing. Founder Eugene Kaspersky tells the AP th...

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19:02
Windows 10 will remind you to install the latest...

Are you still running the original version of Windows 10? Microsoft is about to offer a not-so-subtle hint that it's time to move on. The software giant has revealed that it will start sending notifications to users who are still using Windows 10 v...

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17:28
US lifts laptop ban at Abu Dhabi airport

The US is scaling back its ban on laptops for Middle Eastern flights headed to the US... though it's not because officials believe everything is safe. The Department of Homeland Security has exempted Abu Dhabi International Airport from the ban (whic...

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16:00
ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold and even pain in...

While some companies are trying to make AR and VR more immersive via haptic feedback, one startup decided to focus on the thermal aspects of the experience. TEGway, a spin-off of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has created a s...

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14:26
Kanye West reportedly quits Tidal over money dispute

Kanye West has been one of Tidal's biggest champions: he joined the company the moment Jay-Z relaunched its service, and The Life of Pablo was one of the streaming music service's largest (if temporary) exclusives. However, it appears that the relati...

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14:22
JAY-Z album, 4:44, coming soon to Apple Music, iTunes

Less than 24 hours after JAY-Z's 13th album, 4:44, dropped as a midnight exclusive on Tidal/Sprint on June 30, Billboard has learned that the album will soon be available elsewhere, including the iTunes Store and Apple Music.

A source tells the industry bible that the week after its one-week exclusivity window on Tidal, the songs will be added to Apple’s store and streaming music service. The album’s tunes also streamed on 160 iHeartRadio stations across the U.S. after 4:44's release and will air until midnight on July 1 on the network's Urban and Rhythmic formats.

An unnamed source tells Billboard that a physical release is eventually planned, though no timetable has been set yet for that roll-out. That source also confirmed that fans need to sign up for Sprint service in order to get the...

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13:00
The best air conditioner

By Liam McCabe

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

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10:31
KGI: No clear release for Qualcomm’s in-screen...

Last week, Qualcomm demoed its working in-screen fingerprint sensing technology, lending confidence to iPhone 8 hopes. A new report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, however, says Qualcomm’s solution isn’t close to shipping…

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10:00
Watch favorite games finished quickly in the name of...

It's a long July holiday weekend, and that means something big for gamers: it's the start of Summer Games Done Quick, the second of two annual livestreams for charity. As of 1PM Eastern on July 2nd, you'll witness a slew of top players rushing throug...

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09:52
Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ coming to Apple Music this week...

Jay Z last week released his new album 4:44, a Tidal exclusive where the rapper fires shots at Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine. Now, however, it appears that the album will become available on Apple Music and iTunes after all…

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09:30
After Math: It's how much?

It's been a huge week for big ticket purchases. LG announced that its 77-inch, ribbon-thin W-series TVs will retail for an eye-gouging $20,000, Germany wants as much as $57 million from Facebook over hate speech, and Huawei debuted a MacBook knockoff...

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08:06
Samsung's resurrected Galaxy Note 7 launches on...

If you've missed the Galaxy Note 7 ever since it was discontinued over chronic battery fires, you now have a second chance at ownership... if you're willing to book a flight to Seoul. Samsung has confirmed both recent rumors and its own teaser by an...

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06:30
Ben Heck's mini pinball game: States and sound...

In this episode, Ben and team use Arduino and the Teensy 3.6 to create the game logic and sound for their miniature Pinball machine. Using the C++ Programming language, Ben takes Felix's C code and makes it suitable for embedded microcontroller h...

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03:17
Oscar Mayer's 'Wienerdrone' is the...

Move over, burrito drones. Oscar Mayer has something that's much more appropriate for the summer months, especially the 4th of July. Yep, the company has a hot dog-carrying drone, or as it's officially named, the Wienerdrone.

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01:35
Apple's first Taiwan retail store opening draws...




As scheduled, Apple on Saturday local Taiwan time opened the doors to Apple Taipei 101, the company's latest retail outlet and first location in Taiwan.

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00:13
Watch the Faraday Future FF91 set a Pikes Peak record

Despite a technical problem, the FF91 made it to the top. As Faraday Future continues to develop its FF91 luxury EV, the company has been putting the car through rigorous dynamic testing. The biggest challenge so far has been to tackle the 2017 Pik...

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Saturday July 1

22:16
YouTube on Android TV plays catch-up with new design...

Android TV didn't get much attention back at Google I/O, but the platform hasn't been forgotten. An update to the YouTube app on Android TV is rolling out now, bringing the interface on par with what's been available on smart TVs for a while now. The...

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20:35
Scientists create ride-hailing tech that hides your...

When you use a ride-hailing app, you tell the company where you are and where you're going. That's all well and good if those firms truly will never use your data, but some of them don't exactly have a stellar reputation when it comes to privacy. Tha...

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18:04
Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on...

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on tiny amounts of power -- just 113 picowatts, around 10 billion times less power than a watt. The sensor was described in a study recently published in Scientific Reports. "W...

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16:29
Volvo’s self-driving cars are thrown off by kangaroos

Volvo, like seemingly every other company, has been working on their autonomous vehicle technology and it has run into an interesting problem. While testing its cars in Australia, the company found that kangaroos were both a nuisance and very confusi...

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14:03
Now Postmates' SF couriers can make eco-...

You'll need your own vehicle if you want to be a courier for Postmates, but if you're in San Francisco, you can rent an eco-friendly option from the company itself. The food (and booze) delivery service has started renting out e-bikes to delivery per...

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12:32
FAA considers remote identification system for...

The FAA is still trying to figure out the best way to regulate drones to ensure safety. Last week, a committee tasked with tackling the issue met for the first time, including representatives from Amazon, Ford and NYPD. One of the items discussed was...

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11:09
∞ The MarbleLympics 2017 qualification round

This might the best video you watch all weekend.

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11:00
The new 'Zelda' DLC is all about...

The Nintendo Switch is a neat little console -- but its debut was almost overshadowed by its flagship launch game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game was lauded as a long overdue evolution on the Zelda formula, and it deserved the prai...

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10:32
Apple opens first store in Taiwan

Crowds of customers started gathering overnight at Taipei 101 for the grand opening of Apple’s first store in Taiwan on Saturday. The curved, sliding glass doors opened at 11 a.m. as employees welcomed customers to come together, explore the store and get hands-on with Apple’s latest products.

It’s amazing that after all these years, the opening of an Apple store still draws so many people.

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10:11
Apple cuts prices of iPhone, iPad, & Mac in...

As it continues to focus on the Indian smartphone market, Apple today has slashed prices of its products in the country by as much as 7.5 percent. The move comes as India rolls out the Goods and Services Tax, which is the country’s biggest tax reform since Independence.

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Netflix has another winner with...

Feeling the 'GLOW'
Mairead Small Staid,
The Ringer

Despite recent news of Netflix cancelling a few of its high-profile originals, the streaming service hasn't missed a beat. One of its most recent, GLOW, debuted last week and critics seem to agree...

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08:03
This week’s top stories: iOS 11 & macOS High...

In this week’s top stories: iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra public betas, iPhone 8 leaks, ARKit apps, the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, and much more.

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08:00
Sony’s latest Xperia is a terrific slow-mo shooter,...

At long last, Sony has made a seriously compelling flagship. Not only is the Xperia XZ Premium the best-looking handset the company has made in years, but it also boasts a high-end camera capable of extreme slow-mo video recording. It's also one of t...

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07:25
Patent trollin’: Uniloc keeps those lawsuits coming

Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that Uniloc, a “patent troll,” has filed suit — actually, suits — against Apple claiming, naturally, patent infringement.

Filed with the patent holder friendly Eastern Texas District Court, Uniloc's three lawsuit alleges infringement of three patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch. 

In previous lawsuits, Uniloc claimed the Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch all use temperature sensors to moderate battery charge and draw, and infringe the patents. 

A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing...

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07:21
Latest renders imagine the iPhone 8 in white,...

While there has certainly been no shortage of iPhone 8 leaks, renders, and dummy units, one thing we haven’t seen very much of is the supposed iPhone 8 in white. Designer Martin Hajek, however, is back with his own iPhone 8 renders in white + silver, showcasing the nearly bezel-less design, glass design, and more…

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07:00
iPhone fireworks photography with the Slow Shutter...

July 4 is the night that all the fireworks fans in the United States love. On Independence Day, we celebrate our independence from England by blowing things up... fireworks, that is. Fireworks photos can be either astoundingly beautiful or a total disappointment depending on how you take them, and today we're going to give you some hints on how to take really impressive shots of fireworks with your iPhone using the $0.99 Slow Shutter Cam app. 

The best results from fireworks photos come from the combination of slow shutter speeds -- which allow the full extent of the exploding fireworks to be captured -- and a stationary camera. Let's talk about the second point first. If you hand hold an iPhone, chances are very good that you -- and the iPhone -- are going to move during the exposure and you'll end up with a blurry mess. 

Studio Neat Glif and iPhone 7 Plus. Image via...

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06:31
Your Apple Pay purchases can help preserve national...

If you're buying anything from any Apple Store, Apple.com or the App Store in the US, you may want to consider paying with the company's mobile wallet. For every Apple Pay transaction at its official outlets, Cupertino will donate $1 to the National...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. The feds have made an arrest following the Fyre Festival debacle, and no, it's not Ja Rule or any Instagram influencer. We'll also dig into this week's retro gaming news with a look at St...

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05:00
Survey examines the role that smartphones play in...

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the launch of iPhone, Axway, the company behind a cloud-enabled data integration and engagement platform, has released the results of a survey that examines the role that smartphones play in enhancing consumer lives with improved services and experiences, and how consumers would like to see the smartphone evolve in future. 

The survey of 1,200 U.S. consumers found that consumers value data security and privacy over cool new apps and features, prefer mobile apps to new voice activated services like Siri and Alexa, want to send messages instead of talking, and believe that extended battery life is the key to enhancing the mobile user experience.

While every new smartphone launch focuses on...

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04:30
71% of Americans use emojis, stickers, GIFs when...

Tenor, a mobile GIF sharing platform, has released results from a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll1 among over 2,000 U.S. adults, revealing that 7 in 10 Americans (71%) use visual expression such as emojis, stickers or GIFs when texting or using mobile messaging apps

These survey results coincide with the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone release, which has played an instrumental role in making mobile messaging ubiquitous. Among those who use visual expressions when texting or messaging:

  • Seventy-seven percent believe the people they frequently text/mobile message better understand the thoughts and feelings they are trying to communicate when using visual expressions rather than words alone.
  • Sixty-nine percent feel more connected to the people they frequently text/mobile message...
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04:00
Apple patent filing shows the company wants you to...

Future iOS and watchOS devices may alter your wake-up alarm depending on your sleep pattern. Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,692,874) for “adjusting alarms based on sleep onset latency.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that most people require a certain amount of sleep at night to feel well rested the following day. Often, when a person works, the person will set an alarm to wake them up at an appropriate time so that they can arrive at work on time. To get sufficient sleep, the person will go to bed at a time that allows for an appropriate amount of sleep (seven hours, eight hours, etc.). However, most people don’t fall asleep right away when they go to bed. So, even if the person goes to bed at an appropriate time to provide eight hours of sleep, the person often only ends up with six or seven hours of sleep when the alarm goes off in the morning. 

According to Apple’s patent filing, a mobile device can adjust an alarm setting based on the sleep onset...

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00:36
Next-gen Nissan Leaf launches September 5th; new...

Nissan has been slowly teasing the next-generation Leaf EV, and will continue to do so over the course of the summer. We now know, though, when the teasing ends and the feature presentation begins, as the automaker announced on Twitter that the new L...

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Friday June 30

22:13
This week on AI: iPhone's 10th anniversary,...




In a week largely dominated by examination of the iPhone's impact on the industry and our lives, the European Commission whacked Google with a record $2.7 antitrust penalty regarding its search engine behavior, Apple released iOS 11 and High Sierra betas to the public beta tester pool, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm is moving forward.

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20:53
A few Google Home owners already have Bluetooth...

At Google I/O 2017 the company announced Bluetooth streaming will be available on Google Home, so that you can stream audio from any device, not just those running a compatible app. Over the last day or so, Android Police reports that some users have...

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20:39
OnePlus 5's jelly scrolling possibly caused by...

Some OnePlus 5 owners have reported encountering a strange "jelly-like" scrolling effect over the past few days since the phone was released. According to their posts on Reddit and other social networks, the text and images on their screen expand and...

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19:10
Fyre Festival founder arrested, charged with wire...

There has been one arrest following April's disastrous Fyre Festival event, as the Southern District of New York US Attorney's office announced the arrest of Fyre Media founder William McFarland. He's charged with wire fraud for allegedly lying to in...

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18:57
Friday 5: Ferrite Recording Studio – one of the best...

Whenever I need to record audio on my iPad or iPhone, Ferrite Recording Studio is my go-to app of choice. This app, created by developer Wooji Juice, works for simple one-off recordings like voice memos, but can also function as a flexible and powerful multi-track audio editor. Have a look at this week’s Friday 5 as we peer into the features that make Ferrite (free w/available in-app purchases) worth adding to your audio editing repertoire. more…

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17:36
Apple Watch latest target in Uniloc's quickly...




Notorious non-practicing entity Uniloc continued its legal attack against Apple on Friday with a new filing claiming infringement of three related patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch.

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17:34
Revived National Space Council will guide Trump...

Today Donald Trump signed an executive order reviving the National Space Council, an organization that existed in two previous iterations, from 1958 - 1973, and more recently from 1989 to 1993. President Obama raised the idea of reviving the council...

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16:29
'GTA Online' update brings new multiplayer...

Rockstar's new update for Grand Theft Auto Online is (mostly) all about Independence Day, a holiday Americans will be celebrating through the weekend and, some, until Tuesday. The goods, which are now live, include an adversary mode dubbed "Dawn Raid...

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16:20
The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking

From a Motherboard article: Jailbreaking is the art of hacking into Apple's ultra-secure iOS operating system and unlocking it -- and thus allowing users to customize the phone, and write or install any software unimpeded by Apple's restrictions. At the time I met with Todesco (a person who offered jailbreaking service), in December 2016, there was no known jailbreak (for the iPhone 7) -- no public knowledge of this hack -- for the latest iOS version that was installed on my iPhone (iOS 10.2). The world's first jailbreaking step-by-step procedure, discovered in 2007, was posted online for all to see. Subsequent jailbreaks were used by millions of people. At one point, there was even a website -- called jailbreakme.com -- that was free for all to use and jailbroke your phone simply by visiting it. [...] Ten years after the iPhone hit the sleek tables of Apple Stores worldwide, and the first-ever jailbreak, that Wild West is gone. There's now a professionalized, multi-million dollar...

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15:06
AWT News Update: June 30, 2017

It's a Friday AND the last day of June, so we've got an extra-long (well, 5 minutes and change) podcast for you today:

  • Apple tells a developer that they intentionally removed a 3D Touch gesture from iOS 11
  • We give you a fun tip for finding out where Messages stickers are from
  • Facebook has now expanded its "Find Wi-Fi" feature globally
  • MacDailyNews provides us with some good laughs with their quotes about the iPhone from the early days when most people in the industry thought it would flop

Our big thanks this week go to Postbox, our sponsor and makers of the best Mac and Windows email client in the business.

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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15:02
Twitter to stream live coverage of Wimbledon and...

Twitter's livestreaming efforts have been well documented, and today we have news that the microblogging service is expanding it further. Variety writes that next month Twitter will broadcast the opening preview night from San Diego Comic-Con as part...

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14:37
AT&T's DirecTV Now expands its local...

As pay TV subscriber growth declines, regional content affiliates are looking for more ways to bring in customers (and their money) via digital platforms like Sling TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now. One way to stem the tide of vanishing loc...

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14:15
Facebook's WiFi locator is available to users...

Last year, Facebook began testing its "Find WiFi" feature on its app, which lets you locate businesses nearby that have free, public WiFi. Find WiFi was launched in a few countries in 2016 and today Facebook announced it would be expanding the featur...

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14:14
ESPforMe launched for iPhones, iPads

ESPforMe has launched its new iOS app. It functions like a search engine, albeit with an Ouija-style digital crystal ball. An in-app purchase converts the crystal ball into a brain computer interface that you can use to perform basic search and control the app. 

The app also allows you to collaborate with other people’s brainwaves, in a kind of digital séance. ESPforMe is currently building a search experience that seems like something out of science fiction, according to founder Scott Rummler. 

The app involves three basic steps. First, you train the headset to respond to your thoughts, which creates your own “branded” brainwaves. Next, the app learns to respond to the digital signals emanating from your headset. 

The app is available to download for .99. Unlocking the brainwave capability requires an in-app purchase of $9.99 and...

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13:52
The Moto X4 may be the first non-Google phone to get...

There's only been one problem with Project Fi's well-received phone carrier network: too few phones. Until now, the only devices that work with it have been Google's own Nexus and Pixel handsets. It looks like that's about to change, though. Project...

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13:35
Afghanistan’s all-girl teen robotics team denied...

Next month, the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition will bring together high school teams from around the world. Taking place in Washington, DC, over 150 teams are set to participate. However, while the team from Afghanistan's robot...

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13:19
StarCraft gets remastered for Mac in full 4K, coming...

StarCraft is one of those games people just keep playing, no matter how old it gets. While Blizzard has done a good job retaining its relevance over the years, the now 20-year old game is getting a major overhaul. Coming later this summer, Starcraft is getting a completely remastered re-release along side some of its expansions and a slew of modernized updates… more…

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13:13
Palmer Luckey donates to software that breaks Oculus...

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has always railed against the idea of locking VR games to a single platform. Now, several months after leaving Facebook following controversy about his political donations to a pro-Trump group, Luckey is stepping back...

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12:55
9to5Rewards: Satechi’s new USB-C 4K HDMI Adapter and...

We’ve come to the end of yet another week, which means it’s 9to5Rewards time. This go around we’re partnering with Satechi to give away its new USB-C 4K HDMI Adapter and Cable, a $75 value. Head below to find out how you can win.

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12:55
The Met's latest exhibit puts oversharing on a...

The rules were simple: For five months, 12 pairs of artists participating in the Metropolitan Museum's Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists exhibit had to use their phones to take and share photos or videos with each other. Te...

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12:35
The hot new cyberattack that's sweeping the...

On Tuesday, a powerful and terrifying new cyberattackworm emerged in Ukraine, quickly spreading to the Russian Federation and other countries no one cared enough to report on because they weren't the US.

It was hard to tell which infection was worse...

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12:23
Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with...




Blizzard will ship 'StarCraft: Remastered' for macOS on August 14, with the developer remaking the original game in the real-time strategy franchise with a number of updates to modernize the title, including a full graphical upgrade with support for 4K-resolution displays and backwards compatibility to the older, free version.

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12:19
Facebook says high-frequency posters often share...

Facebook has taken another small step in its very mild battle with fake news. The website will now begin to deprioritize the links posted by users who share large amounts of posts each day.

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12:00
Facebook needs to be more open about its hate-speech...

On Wednesday, ProPublica published a report that outlines some pretty bizarre reasoning behind Facebook's approach to hate speech and censorship. Evidence shows that Facebook has a moderation policy that could favor "white men" over "black children,"...

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11:51
Removal of 3D Touch app switching gesture in iOS 11...

Whilst iOS 11 includes a lot of new stuff to enjoy, there are also a few features that have been left behind. One such example is a lesser-known 3D Touch gesture that enabled faster access to the iPhone app switcher and a quick shortcut to move back to the previous app. Both of these elements are no longer present in iOS 11 and a bug report confirms that this was an intentional removal …

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11:45
Nike, Amazon deal may hurt retailers

Nike’s pilot program to sell certain products on Amazon and Instagram is a precursor to it forging a deeper relationship with online retailers, and could hit sales at sporting goods retailers such as Foot Locker Inc.

There is no doubt this will hurt retailers in the long term. Shares of Nike went up on the news, but shares of retailers went down. Once this goes beyond the pilot program, retailers will really get hit hard.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:42
Fitbit is reportedly still struggling to make a...

When Fitbit launched the Blaze fitness watch in 2016, it made sense that the company might also be working on a more full-featured smartwatch, too. When Fitbit bought Pebble, Fitbit's CEO confirmed that fact. Unfortunately, the product was reported b...

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11:31
Hands-on with Apple Music’s new social discovery...

Apple Music in iOS 11 brings new social features that help you discover new music based on what your friends are playing. The new friends feature is already available to test in the iOS 11 developer and public beta to give us an idea of how it will work on Apple Music later this fall.

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11:23
India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its...

In light of the recent WannaCry and "NotPetya" global ransomware attacks, India is looking to strike a deal with Microsoft that would reduce the cost of its Windows 10 operating system by more than 75 percent. The country's cyber security coordinator...

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11:02
Showdown: Apple's 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac




Apple's 5K iMacs have been extremely popular, especially with content creators, and this year's hardware refresh packs in even more bang for the buck. If you're trying to decide between buying the latest model, or a discounted late 2015, AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they compare.

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11:02
Jay Z calls out Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine on ‘4:44...

Last summer it was reported that Apple was in negotiations to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming business, which Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine later denied several months later. Now Jay Z and Apple are back in the news together after the rapper called out Jimmy Iovine on a track from his new 4:44 Tidal exclusive album.

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11:01
Toyota’s cute support robot completes its first US...

Toyota's been working on a few great projects aimed at helping people with limited mobility, and they've made a big announcement today. They have completed their first North American in-home trial of HSR, the Human Support Robot.

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11:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Final Fantasy XV arrives

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This week’s roundup includes a look at the new role-playing game, plus new photo-editing apps, an offering that makes your movies for you, and apps to help you get in shape. Read on!

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10:41
'Rocket League' is the latest X Games...

Driving giant RC cars around a soccer field and using them to bounce an equally gargantuan ball into the net sounds like the ultimate extreme sport. Unfortunately, Faceit and the X Games will only allow competition in a virtual version of that this y...

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10:37
4th of July Coupon Deals: Save $70 on every Mid 2017...




Readers can exclusively save an additional $50 at Adorama this holiday weekend on top of instant cash discounts on every Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys. These deals offers shoppers the lowest prices available with no tax collected outside NY and NJ -- and free shipping.

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10:21
The Cash Money app creates cover art for your rap...

Music fans of a certain generation will remember Cash Money Records' charmingly kitschy album art. Twenty years later the record label is capitalizing on nostalgia with the Cash Money 20th Anniversary app. If you've ever wanted to put your face on a...

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09:37
Hands-on: 10.5-inch iPad Pro ‘Smart Case’ provides...

Looking to protect the front of your iPad Pro with Apple-produced gear? Apple provides three different options. You can opt for a traditional Smart Cover, a Smart Keyboard, or Apple’s iPad Pro Leather Sleeve.

All three of the aforementioned products protect your iPad Pro in various ways. Both the Smart Cover and the Smart Keyboard...

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 2017 iPad $300, Powerbeats3...

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09:26
Facebook’s free Find Wi-Fi feature on iOS is going...

Facebook is expanding its recently launched Find Wi-Fi feature to work globally after initially launching in a few countries last year. The feature lets businesses share with Facebook that they offer free Wi-Fi to visitors, and Facebook in turn can promote those businesses to users in need of a better Internet connection.

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09:10
Apple Watch National Park celebration launches with...




Apple has launched a celebration of America's national parks, with awards and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks for workout rewards.

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08:56
5 billion trips for Uber

Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the push of a button? In late 2015, we hit a big milestone: one billion trips. Six months later, we crossed two billion.

And just a few weeks ago, on Saturday, May 20, 156 trips started simultaneously at 7:29:06am GMT, putting us over the five billion mark.

There is no doubt the service is successful. I would be interested to know how many trips Lyft is at—that’s the service I use the most.

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08:55
Apple’s original iPhone, a fascinating speculative...

The selling price of an original iPhone is rising. The hype around the 10th anniversary might mark a high water mark, but it might also be just a roadmark on the way to a much higher price. The original iPhone is ripe for speculation.

If it was me, I’d only invest in an unopened original iPhone with a box/shrinkwrap in perfect condition. And as you make your way through the linked article, keep two things in mind:

  • The quoted prices are what sellers are asking, not necessarily what someone has paid.
  • The price can just as easily go down as up. This sort of investment is speculative.

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08:48
How the iPhone won over Japan and gave the world...

Sam Byford, The Verge:

Often, using an iPhone in a Japan just straight-up sucked. The missing features hurt, of course, but the bigger problem was that having experienced what life was like in the tightly integrated Japanese mobile ecosystem, moving to the iPhone felt like using a product that simply wasn’t designed for the world I lived in. Because, well, it wasn’t.

How, then, did Apple get to its current position where Japan is one of its strongest and most lucrative markets?

Fascinating inside view of the iPhone’s early days in Japan.

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08:46
Wrongheaded quotes from the early days of the iPhone

MacDailyNews pulled together some misguided quotes from the early days of iPhone. A few of my favorites:

“We are not at all worried. We think we’ve got the one mobile platform you’ll use for the rest of your life. [Apple] are not going to catch up.” – Scott Rockfeld, Microsoft Mobile Communications Group Product Manager, April 01, 2008

And:

“Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone… What Apple risks here is its reputation as a hot company that can do no wrong. If it’s smart it will call the iPhone a ‘reference design’ and pass it to some suckers to build with someone else’s marketing budget. Then it can wash its hands of any marketplace failures… Otherwise I’d advise people to cover their eyes. You are not going to like what you’ll see.” – John C. Dvorak, Bloated Gas Bag, March 28, 2007

And:

“[Apple’s iPhone] is the most expensive phone in the world and it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard which makes it not a...

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08:45
Alpine delivers first in-dash wireless CarPlay...




Drivers can now ditch their Lightning cable and use Apple's CarPlay with the new Alpine iLX-107 in-car infotainment system, which is now shipping for aftermarket vehicle installs.

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08:42
Apple celebrates America’s national parks this July

Apple:

Apple today introduced new ways customers can enjoy and support America’s national parks next month.

From July 1 through 15, Apple is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com or through the Apple Store app in the US. Apple Pay is accepted at select locations in some of the most popular national parks, from Yellowstone and Yosemite to the Grand Canyon and Muir Woods National Monument.

And:

On July 15, Apple Watch users around the world can complete a walk, run or wheelchair workout of 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to earn an award and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks. The distance matches the length of a hike from Old Faithful to Mallard Lake in Yellowstone National Park.

Love this.

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08:40
Apple celebrates Canadian optimism and diversity...

Apple:

Apple has enlisted three Canadian artists to help capture the inclusive and optimistic character of their country in A Portrait of Canada, a short film shot on iPhone and released today. Humble the Poet, photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and First Nations band A Tribe Called Red contributed their words, images and music. Their work was combined with photos shot by iPhone users across Canada.

All shot with iPhone, of course.

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08:39
Microsoft made its AI work on a $10 Raspberry Pi

When you're far from a cell tower and need to figure out if that bluebird is Sialia sialis or Sialia mexicana, no cloud server is going to help you. That's why companies are squeezing AI onto portable devices, and Microsoft has just taken that to a n...

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08:30
Strangers buy car for 20-year-old Texas man who...

CBS News:

When Andy Mitchell spotted a young man in a fast food uniform walking along the side of a road on a 95-degree summer day in Rockwall, Texas, he felt compelled to pull over.

He rolled down his window and offered the man, a 20-year-old named Justin Korva, a ride — not knowing how much that small gesture would impact the man’s life.

As crappy as the world can seem at times, it’s good every now and then to remind ourselves of the decency and generosity of some of our fellow human beings. Now, someone hand me a

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08:21
Alpine's latest receiver brings wireless...

Apple CarPlay has finally gone wireless. After debuting the technology at CES this year, Alpine is now shipping the iLX-107, the first CarPlay receiver with support for wireless connectivity. And considering the tech world's general disdain for wires...

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08:15
28 ultimate Canadian foods you have to try at least...

In honour of Canada Day, here is a fun list of “Canadian” food, some of which I didn’t even know where specific to Canada. How many have you tried? I’ve had all but six.

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07:58
Don't bother signing up for Tidal now to get...

As promised, Jay-Z dropped his new 4:44 album earlier today on Tidal, but you won't be able to stream it if you subscribed recently. As the Verge reported earlier, and Pitchfork confirmed by trying to sign up, Tidal users who enrolled after June 26th...

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07:41
10 years of the iPhone, and 10 years of iPhone...

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Ten years ago this week—on June 29, 2007—many waited (in line or online) for the first iPhone's formal release. This week as the device turns 10, we're examining its impact and revisiting the phone that changed it all. As such, we wanted to resurface this trip down iPhone review memory lane. This piece first ran on January 9, 2017 (ten years after Steve Jobs first unveiled his now signature product to the world).

Ten years ago, Steve Jobs hopped onstage at the 2007 MacWorld conference and...

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07:41
Uber shows off its upgraded fleet of autonomous...

Uber's interest in self-driving vehicles doesn't begin or end at taxis, which is why it's developing a platform for autonomous trucks, too. A year on from the company's, er, controversial purchase of Otto, and Uber has unveiled its second-generation...

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