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Wednesday August 30

05:00
Congressional App Challenge Director Rachel Décoste...


"Coding is one of the most in-demand skills. There's a myth out there that you need to have this skill only if you work with computers, but as society develops, you're going to see coding in every field. This is a skill that's needed in all job sectors," said Rachel Décoste, director of the Congressional App Challenge. "The jobs of tomorrow will require, if not coding, at least an understanding of how it works. If our children are going to be competitive on the global scale, it's going to be a skill they have to develop, and the earlier the better."

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04:30
How to increase iCloud Drive storage

Apple’s iCloud Drive lets you securely access all of your documents from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and even a Windows PC. When you set up iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of storage. You can use that storage space for iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Mail (your @icloud.com email account), and the information from your apps that use iCloud.

If you need more iCloud storage, you can buy more starting at 50GB for $0.99 a month directly from your Apple device. When you choose a new storage plan, your existing plan is canceled and you're charged the prorated cost of the larger plan (the cost of the higher-tier plan minus the prorated cost of the previous plan). 

Your plan is upgraded immediately, and the new monthly payment date is updated to reflect the purchase date for the new plan. You're billed every month for your storage plan unless you cancel by downgrading your plan. You get an email each month to remind you of your upcoming...

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04:21
Developers share more ARKit details – like the fact...

We’ve been learning more about ARKit over the past couple of days, Apple yesterday sharing its Human Interface Guidelines for the technology – and getting a better look at the Ikea app first teased at WWDC back in June.

CNET has teased out a few more details from developers working with the framework, including the somewhat surprising fact that ARKit can’t detect walls …

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04:00
Apple looks into ways to make its iOS and macOS...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,749,000) for “drop countermeasures for electronic device,” which is designed to make iPhones, iPads, iPod touches and perhaps even Mac laptops less likely to sustain damage if dropped.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that modern electronic devices are subject to a wide range of different environmental effects, including temperature extremes, humidity, physical contamination, and potential loss or damage due to physical hazards including dropping, shock, compression and impact. These considerations can be particularly relevant to portable electronic and mobile device applications, where sensitive control and display components may be exposed to the external environment, increasing the risk of damage due to accident or misuse. 

A number of alternatives have been advanced to address these concerns, but Apple says there’s still a need for improved techniques. In particular, there’s a need for active drop damage mitigation and...

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03:50
Report: iPhone 8 to feature iPad-like Dock,...

The ‘bezel-less’ iPhone 8 is going to be unveiled in under two weeks, and will be the first iPhone not to feature a physical home button.  A report from Bloomberg provides fresh details on how Apple plans to replace the button with new gestures and navigational elements for the iPhone 8 user interface.

At the bottom of the screen, the display will show a ‘thin bar’ where a physical button normally resides. On the lock screen, users pull this bar upwards to unlock the phone — reminiscent of the iconic ‘slide to unlock’ action that Apple removed in iOS 10. Inside an app, dragging upwards opens a redesigned multitasking UI. It sounds a lot like the new multitasking gestures for iPad we’ve seen in iOS 11 …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 30, 2017

Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 30, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

TeamViewer, a software provider for digital networking and collaboration, has announced what it says is the first go-to-market software enabling all iOS 11 mobile device users the ability to share screens (iOS 11 is due this fall). The software “combines enterprise readiness and security assurances for individuals to collaborate efficiently and provide support securely to enhance productivity and communication across multiple offices around the world.”

Simpalmhas developed a tablet and smartphone-based solution for real estate agents to conduct an open house....

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Tuesday August 29

20:59
Apple Pay now accepted by Citi Bike bicycle sharing...




Citi Bike, a bicycle sharing service operating in New York City and New Jersey, on Tuesday updated its iOS app with support for Apple Pay, bringing frictionless payments to the tens of thousands of daily riders.

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20:10
Apple adds 2017 21.5-inch iMac to online refurbished...

Apple this evening has added the current-generation 21.5-inch iMac to its online refurbished store. The machine was originally introduced at WWDC 2017 and this marks the first time Apple has offered it in refurbished condition.

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19:36
Apple debuts latest 'Carpool Karaoke'...




Apple late Tuesday posted a pair of commercials promoting upcoming episodes of "Carpool Karaoke" to its official YouTube channel, while airing the show's latest episode on Apple Music.

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18:56
Zeiss VR One Connect puts PC games on mobile VR...

PC-powered VR gaming requires a minimum $500 investment just for the headset, but Zeiss and Steam have introduced a cheaper way to do it. The Zeiss VR One Connect runs SteamVR games powered by a PC, but sends a pre-rendered display signal to a smartp...

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17:32
PC players can try the next 'Overwatch'...

Hot on the heels of the deathmatch modes added to the main game today, Overwatch is allowing players to try out the game's next map, Junkertown, on the PTR servers. While only PC owners get to play on the test servers, they'll get some time to explor...

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16:15
Apple updates ARKit resources for developers...




Apple on Tuesday refreshed its developer portal with new information about ARKit, including sample code and AR-specific entries in its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS.

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16:14
Cummins unveils an electric big rig weeks before...

Sorry, Tesla, but someone just stole the thunder from the electric big rig you were planning to unveil this fall. The engine giant Cummins has unveiled a concept semi truck, the AEOS, that runs entirely on the power of an electric motor and a 140kWh...

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16:06
Apple Daily Report for August 29, 2017

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, is on a road 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 may have had to sacrifice some size this year to get new features such as wireless charging into the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. According to a “trusted and reliable source,” Technobuffalo says the “s” series iPhones this year are going to be slightly bigger in every dimension.

Following a surge in Apple stock performance, Apple CEO Tim Cook has collected the maximum number of restricted stock units — totaling 560,000 shares — afforded by his incentive plan, raking in nearly...

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16:03
New apps created with ARKit previewed; Apple updates...

Apple invited several media sites to its Cupertino, California, campus this week to show off some upcoming ARKit apps being developed by major companies like The Food Network, Ikea, Giphy, and AMC, according to various sites, including CNBC, The Verge, and TechCrunch

At this summer’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple introduced ARKit. It allows developers to tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and...

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15:47
Apple wins Technology & Engineering Emmy for...

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the recipients of the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards that will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) at their annual NAB Show on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.  Apple is among the winners. 

The tech giant won for “contextual voice navigation for discovering and interacting with TV content.” In other words, for Siri on the Apple TV. Comcast, Universal Electronics and Nuance Dragon TV also picked up trophies in this division.

NATAS is a service organization dedicated to “the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.” It recognizes excellence in television with the Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public &...

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15:35
Apple wins technical Emmy award for Siri’s...

Apple is among a handful of companies who have just been honored with Emmy awards. Yes, you read that right. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the awards in a press release today, highlighting the “Sciences” aspect of its name. TechCrunch was first to note the inclusion of companies like Apple, DJI, Microsoft, and others.

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15:31
Uber may face federal investigation over foreign...

Uber's new CEO might have a lot of trouble on his plate. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the US Department of Justice is taking preliminary steps to determine whether or not Uber managers broke American laws barring foreign bribery. Reported...

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15:24
Apple wins technical Emmy award for Apple TV Siri...




The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Tuesday handed Emmy awards out to a number of technology companies for achievements in media-related fields, with Apple taking one home for its work on Siri for Apple TV.

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15:07
The first water-resistant BlackBerry will ditch the...

TCL, the Chinese conglomerate that produces phones under the BlackBerry name, is going to broaden its appeal to more than just keyboard devotees. The company has revealed to Engadget that it will launch a full touchscreen device under the BlackBerry...

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14:55
Apple shares detailed Human Interface Guidelines for...

Apple this evening has released a handful of new resources for developers who are building augmented reality applications. The company has outlined the best practices for building such applications in its Human Interface Guidelines, it said in a blog post.

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14:42
Tumblr adds three useful ways to post from your...

Tumblr keeps improving its mobile apps, adding to already useful features like photo filters, instant messaging, stickers and GIF posts to keep your interactions fresh and interesting. The microblogging service just announced three new ways to post f...

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14:25
iMac: Could the iMac Pro feature Intel’s new Xeon W...

Editor’s note: We’ve updated the iMac Pro section of this article with news about new Intel Xeon-W workstation-class processors, which could be the processor in the iMac Pro.

The iMac is a direct descendant of the very first Mac, and it’s often the computer that longtime users think about when they think about the Macintosh. The iMac’s all-in-one design is popular and iconic.

The iMac is great for both novices and demanding users. It can handle general-purpose and heavy-duty tasks equally well. It’s ideal for someone who needs to buy a complete computer setup (keyboard, mouse or trackpad, and display) and wants to maximize workspace efficiency.

To...

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14:19
Skype’s interview feature pairs video calls with a...

Skype recently launched a preview version of a new feature that could be appealing to people who conduct technical interviews online. Now, while on a video call, Skype users have the option to simultaneously use a real-time code editor through the pl...

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14:03
Netflix engineers dream up a way to search your...

Netflix's annual Hack Day event saw a host of funky projects this year, including a Redbox-style Netflix vending machine, a spooky new interface that makes eyes and heads of characters in thumbnails follow your cursor, an interface to track your bing...

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14:02
Apple invites developers, media to Cupertino HQ to...




Apple on Monday brought developers and the press to its Cupertino headquarters, seeking to promote its ARKit platform for creating augmented reality apps on the iPhone and iPad.

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13:59
Here are the first ARKit apps coming from major...

As we approach the public release of iOS 11 next month, a handful of reports today highlight the first applications that will take advantage of Apple’s new ARKit platform. The reports offer a detailed look at the first ARKit applications, including ones from Ikea, Food Network, and more.

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13:42
Uber gives free insurance to drivers in India

Uber's reputations in India and the Philippines aren't stellar, to put it mildly, but the ridesharing company is making amends in both countries. To begin with, it's providing free insurance to its roughly 450,000 Indian drivers. As of September 1s...

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13:23
Apple stores in Nebraska and Pennsylvania reopening...




Apple is preparing to reopen two retail locations in the U.S. on Sept. 2, with one Apple store in Omaha, Neb., remodeled with extra floor space while another in Pittsburgh, Pa., relocating to a different part of a shopping mall.

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13:19
Misfit delays its Android Wear smartwatch to October

Misfit said that its Vapor smartwatch would arrive this summer, but the season's nearly over and it has yet to put the device on your wrist. What gives? Well, there's been a delay... although you won't have to wait too much longer. The company tells...

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13:00
Fight zombies on your street with 'Walking Dead...

How long would you last during a zombie apocalypse? Because let's be honest, the chances are you'd be shuffling among the living dead in next to no time, no matter how good your baseball swing. But instead of waiting for the end of all humanity to pr...

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12:42
Amazon Prime Video support may not arrive with 4K...

Tim Cook said at WWDC that Amazon’s Prime Video service would be arriving on Apple TV this summer, but a new report now says that may not be the case.

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12:42
Aston Martin will go EV and hybrid only in the mid-...

The car James Bond drives in the next 007 film might be a hybrid. Aston Martin, famous for supplying the spy's chosen vehicle, announced that its entire automotive lineup would be hybrids by the mid-2020s. By 2030, the automaker intends for a quarter...

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12:27
YouTube begins planned evolutions of iPhone &...




Google's YouTube on Tuesday began rolling out a series of planned changes to its mobile and desktop interfaces, including new aesthetics and several feature upgrades.

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12:19
Burger King is using cryptocurrency as a loyalty...

Rather than give you another punch card or plastic loyalty card for your wallet, Burger King has a different idea for rewarding its customers: cryptocurrency. In Russia, The BK Lounge has started issuing Whoppercoins when people buy food. Save enough...

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12:01
Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app may not be ready for...




While an Apple TV app for Amazon Prime Video isn't news, a report is now claiming that the app may not see a rumored September launch.

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12:00
Robot caregivers are saving the elderly from lives...

Relying on 300-pound bear-faced robots to help nursing home residents get out of bed in the morning is much more effective if those folks actually have a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Elderly people dealing with social isolation and loneli...

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11:57
Epson releases the Expression Photo XP-8500 all-in-...

The Expression Photo XP-8500 delivers sharp, professional-quality, borderless photos up to 8” x 10”, and 4″ x 6″ in as fast as 10 seconds. Leveraging six-color Claria Photo HD inks photo output features smooth gradations and accurate skin tones. As a powerful and versatile printing and scanning solution, the Expression Photo XP-8500 offers a range of productivity features, including built-in USB and memory card slots for PC-free printing, dedicated photo and CD/DVD printing trays, and a rear paper feed for specialty media.

You can also print directly from your iPhone and iPad.

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11:53
Apple partners with Accenture to create iOS business...

Apple and Accenture are partnering to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS. The partnership will take full advantage of the power, simplicity and security of iOS, the leading enterprise mobility platform, and Accenture’s capabilities as a leader in industry and digital transformation to help companies unlock new revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience and reduce costs.

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11:51
Watch: Free up iPhone and iPad storage with...




Apple's iOS 11 is introducing a new feature that is capable of freeing up iPhone and iPad storage by deleting apps, but keeping your data & document files, and AppleInsider takes a look at the addition.

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11:50
'Overwatch' deathmatch modes are live

For over a year since it launched in May 2016, Blizzard's Overwatch only let teams of players compete against each other in completing objectives -- none of that kill-more-than-the-other-team hogwash. Then the studio about-faced early this month when...

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11:43
5-Minute Tips: Universal Audio’s magnetic tape plug-...

For more than 30 years, the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder and Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder have endured as the world’s most sought-after professional tape recording machines. As two sides of a legendary mixing/mastering coin, the fabled “Studer and Ampex” combination provides the ideal qualities of warmth, presence, cohesion, and low-end punch that only genuine tape can provide.

This is a great video showing how these plug-ins can change your mix. I use these two in my mixes.

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11:41
‘Until Dawn’ studio has two PSVR games for this year

Thank goodness Sony has finally started to bundle required cameras and controllers with its PlayStation VR hardware, but the system still needs more games to compete with the likes the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Games like Sparc and Arizona Sunshine ar...

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11:32
Intel announces new workstation focused Xeon W...

Intel today has announced its newest workstation class processors with the Xeon W family. The new processors replace the previous E5 series that was used in Apple’s Mac Pro and could be used in Apple’s upcoming modular Mac Pro.

more…

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11:22
Twitter’s live NFL news and analysis show premieres...

Twitter's new NFL live show #NFLBlitz premieres tonight on the league's @NFL account. Last year, Twitter held the rights for the NFL's Thursday night games, but Amazon snagged those streaming rights this season in a deal believed to have rung in arou...

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11:00
What we're using: Qapital, Mighty and the...

This month's In Real Life focuses on self-improvement: taking your Spotify playlists to the gym minus your phone, getting some app-powered help on your savings and, er, being a better gamer on the Nintendo Switch.

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10:57
New 18-core Intel Xeon W processors likely to be...




Intel has revealed its new collection of Xeon processors aimed at workstations, with the Xeon W range boasting 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes and up to 18 cores on a single chip, making the new processor line prime candidates for use in the upcoming iMac Pro due in December.

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10:54
Apple is now accepting Wechat Pay in China

Apple is now accepting Wechat Pay for payments made in its Apple App Store and iTunes in China after it previously accepted Alibaba’s Alipay as a mobile payment option. This will likely drive up the tech giant’s revenues in the country from in-store and music spending, reports China Money Network.

"We are glad to offer users in mainland China the option of WeChat Pay for their favorite mobile app or Apple Music products. We continue to be dedicated to provide multiple simple and convenient payment methods for customers within the Apple ecosystem," Apple said in a statement.

China Money Network says the Cupertino, California-based company didn’t have a lot of good options. Nearly 20 months after entering the Chinese markets, Apple Pay only has around 1% of the Chinese third-party mobile payment market.

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10:41
Tinder Gold launches worldwide to reveal who likes...

Tinder has been trying out its Gold subscription service in a handful of countries since June, and now it's launching the experimental tier worldwide. Pay $5 per month on top of Tinder Plus (this price isn't set in stone) and you can find out who lik...

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10:27
Apple adds support for WeChat Pay in China




Purchases at Apple Music and the App Store in China can now make use of WeChat Pay, a popular service operated by Tencent, Apple has announced.

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10:18
Lomography's all-analog square camera uses...

Do you prefer to shoot photos with a completely analog camera, but wish you could get in on the square photo trend that's all the rage with the Instagram crowd? Lomography thinks it can help. It's crowdfunding the Lomo'Instant Square Camera, a fully...

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10:11
Instagram now lets you share portrait and landscape...

Instagram introduced a new gallery feature for posting multiple photos and videos in a carousel album format back in February, but the feature has had a classic Instagram limitation since it launched. Photos and videos shared in groups have had to be cropped into squares to fit the carousel, but Instagram is lifting that requirement starting today.

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09:59
Google tries to fight wide ARKit compatibility with...




Google has announced it's own augmented reality initiative called ARCore -- but serious limitations on what versions of Android can be used and a very narrow list of compatible hardware will be tough hurdles to overcome.

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09:58
Amazon's podcast-inspired 'Lore'...

Amazon embraced the podcast revival late last year when it opted to turn the nonfiction podcast Lore into a Prime Video series, and you're about to see whether or not its effort was worth the wait. The internet giant has revealed that its Lore adapta...

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09:38
Neo-Nazi site Stormfront has been temporarily taken...

The post-Charlottesville removal of neo-Nazi content from various web sources continues to power on as the long-standing website Stormfront has, for now, been taken down. A Whois search shows that Web.com domain provider Network Solutions LLC has put...

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09:34
Elgato debuts five new HomeKit accessories

Elgato continues to expand itsEve product family of HomeKit enabled accessorieswith the Eve Lock, Eve Window Guard, Eve Smoke und Eve Aqua. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

The company has also introduced its second generation of Eve Thermo, a HomeKit-enabled thermostatic radiator valve. For the door lock Eve Lock, the contact sensor Eve Window Guard and the fire alarm Eve Smoke, Elgato partners with suppliers to combine HomeKit’s security mechanisms with locking and smoke detection technology. 

Eve Aqua utilizes upcoming irrigation control in iOS to turn any garden hose into a Siri controlled water source. The new generation of Eve Thermo features capacitive touch controls and an integrated temperature display to directly monitor and adjust the target temperature. 

Like all Eve products, Elgato’s HomeKit enabled...

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09:32
External Link: Amazon Echo Gains Multi-Room Audio...

If you own multiple Amazon Echo devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show, you can now link them to play music throughout your home. The system currently supports Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora, with support for Spotify and SiriusXM coming soon. You can use the Alexa app to group Echo devices into collections like “upstairs” and “downstairs.” This addition puts the Echo’s audio capabilities more on par with both Apple’s upcoming HomePod and the Sonos speaker system.

 

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12.9″ iPad Pro $100 off, 55″...

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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09:27
Amazon Echo gains multi-room music playback ahead of...

Amazon today has announced a new feature that allows users to play, synchronize, and control music playback across multiple Echo devices with support for voice commands. The news comes ahead of Apple’s HomePod launch in December and Sonos likely unveiling a new smart speaker in October. Amazon has also announced new tools for developers.

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09:25
Sonos to host Oct. 4 event for smartspeaker with...




Sonos on Tuesday sent out a media invitation to an Oct. 4 press event in New York City, where the company is expected to reveal its all-but-announced smartspeaker with support for voice commands.

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09:25
Our minds have been hijacked by our phones. Tristan...

Is Harris tilting at windmills or do you think there’s a chance Apple may be able to do what he suggests?

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09:24
YouTube gets a new logo, Material Design, and new...

YouTube is likely the Google product with the most frequent set of changes. Over the past several months, the company has been testing a series of new features for its mobile and desktop experiences, and today they are all launching alongside a refreshed logo.

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09:19
Apple to Sate iPhone Curiosity Sept. 12


Apple plans to refresh its iPhone, TV and watch lines at an event scheduled Sept. 12. In addition to upgrading its iPhone 7 models, the company is expected to debut the "iPhone 8" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand. It reportedly will have an OLED display with barely any bezel, a fingerprint scanner at the rear of the phone, and support for facial recognition and wireless charging. Reduction of the bezel allows Apple to fit a 5.8-inch screen in a form factor just slightly larger than the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7.

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09:18
India shut off the internet in an attempt to...

Last week, local governments in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana shut down citizens' internet access and text messaging services just before a verdict was to be released on a high-profile rape case. The case involved a cult leader...

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09:00
How I saw the world before and after I became a...

Along with the previous article about “Why you should edit your photos”, here is one about the results of learning how to “see” photographically. Look at the stark difference in the “before ” and “after” shots. Most of us take the Before shot. Learn how to create the After shot.

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09:00
Intel's 18-core Xeon CPU may be destined for...

There's been a lot of speculation about which Xeon chips the upcoming iMac Pro will use, but Intel may have just revealed the answer. During IFA, it unveiled the Xeon W-series lineup aimed at high-end, single-CPU, mainstream graphics workstations. In...

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08:59
Learn Ulysses course available

Learn Ulysses is an online course that will quickly teach you how to get up and running with Ulysses — the best writing app out there for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. (We dive into the power-user features, too.)

This course was made by Shawn Blanc for The Sweet Setup.

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08:45
Why you should edit your photos

I tell my photography students this all the time. Half of the work of a good photo is in the edit. Learn how to edit (even simple edits in the iPhone) and your photos will get better. Thanks to Dave Mark for the link.

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08:38
Amazon adds multiroom audio control to Echo devices

There were rumors earlier this month that Amazon was working on incorporating multiroom audio into its Echo line and today, the company has announced that it's done just that. For those with Echo devices in multiple rooms, you'll now be able to play...

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08:30
∞ How it was shot: a climber and a total solar...

When I saw this on Twitter, I “knew” it was a faked photo. So happy to see I was wrong because it’s an amazing image.

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08:22
Apple Pushes Studios to Offer 4K Content for...

Apple appears to have ambitious plans to attract people's interest in its streaming device Apple TV, according to a new report. An anonymous reader shares a report: The company, which is widely expected to refresh the Apple TV next month to bring support for videos in 4K, is in talks with Hollywood studios to bring Ultra HD content at lower prices, WSJ reported on Tuesday. Apple is widely expected to unveil new iPhone models - including one called the iPhone 8 - next month. The publication reports that the iPhone-maker is pushing Hollywood studios to agree to sell Ultra HD editions of movies at $19.99, the usual price the company charges for full-HD of new movies. But Hollywood studios, which have seen a significant portion of their business go to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, are pushing for higher prices. Hollywood studios, according to the report, are asking Apple to increase the asking price from proposed $19.99 per movie by $5 to $10.

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08:15
Here at the end of all things

Like the author of this piece, my entree into fictional maps was through Lord of the Rings and I’ve always had a fascination with maps, real and imaginary.

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08:12
Elgato outs five new Apple HomeKit-ready accessories...




Elgato on Tuesday revealed five upcoming accessories in its HomeKit-compatible Eve line, in some cases branching into new smarthome categories such as door locks and smoke detection. [Updated with more release info]

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08:06
iPad Pro: Smart Keyboard vs Magic Keyboard – which...

I’ve been using the Smart Keyboard + iPad Pro combination since the updated versions launched a couple of months ago. This combination has outright replaced my MacBook Pro for work on the go, but I still use a 5K iMac as my main work machine while in the office.

As an iMac owner who wields a Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard, the Magic Keyboard that came with the 5K iMac has remained tucked away in its original box up until recently. Since it was collecting dust in the closet, I decided that I should give the Magic Keyboard + iPad Pro combination a try to see how I liked it. Is it better than the Smart Keyboard? Here are a few of my...

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07:50
Hands on: Koogeek launches multicolour HomeKit light...

The HomeKit ecosystem continues to expand with new accessories coming out all the time. Koogeek has now released the first hub-less HomeKit light bulb ($36) that can display more than 16 million colors. Existing solutions like Philips Hue require running a bridge hub in additional to buying the special multicolor bulbs.  The Koogeek solution is simpler and easier to recommend as a gift item — just replace your current bulb and you are pretty much good to go.

The Smart Bulb integration with HomeKit enables users to toggle the light on and off, change color and set the brightness level; everything is accessible from the Home app on iOS or with Siri voice commands. The hub-less approach has some tradeoffs, but on the whole it is a great accessory that adds smart home features to a room with very little fuss. Read on below for my full hands on …

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07:25
2018 iPhone growth variously predicted to be 9.1%,...

While analysts can’t agree on numbers, all the latest predictions are for extremely strong iPhone growth in 2018 – with growth estimates ranging from 9.1% to 23%.

IDC is projecting 9.1% growth for iPhones in 2018, following 1.5% year-on year growth this year.

From there, things only get better for Apple as IDC anticipates the arrival of the iPhone 8 will spur a major upgrade cycle come 2018. Despite the new device launching later this year, IDC expects a majority of the shipments are likely to land early in 2018. IDC projects 9.1% growth in 2018 with the iPhone 8 and the new 7S/7S+ models playing a pivotal part in the near double-digit growth next year.

While IDC’s forecast is for the calendar year, analysts are focused on Apple’s fiscal year, which includes Q4...

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06:52
Uber vows to stop extended tracking as company seeks...




Uber will soon put an end to extended tracking in its iPhone app which allows it to continue tracking riders for up to five minutes after a trip, the company has announced amid reports it's taking on a new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.

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06:47
Apple announces IBM-style iOS app partnership with...

Apple has announced that it is partnering with management consultancy Accenture to create iOS apps for businesses. The deal is similar to the one reached with IBM back in 2014 and follows others reached with SAP and Cisco.

Apple and Accenture are partnering to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS. The partnership will take full advantage of the power, simplicity and security of iOS, the leading enterprise mobility platform, and Accenture’s capabilities as a leader in industry and digital transformation to help companies unlock new revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience and reduce costs.

The companies shared a little...

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06:37
Apple gets further toehold in big business with iOS-...




Apple and business services company Accenture are teaming up, in an effort to enhance business software offerings, and to ease migrations away from legacy technologies to modern iOS implementations.

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06:28
HomeKit compatibility coming to MyQ users

Chamberlain and LiftMaster, which specialize in garage door openers and home access, announce Apple HomeKit compatibility for current owners of MyQ-enabled devices. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

The new MyQ Home Bridge retrofit device allows garage door openers with MyQ technology, and MyQ-enabled accessories, to benefit from new levels of convenience and control available through the HomeKit network. With MyQ Home Bridge hardware and access to the HomeKit platform, users can open, close, or check the status of their garage doors, and turn MyQ-connected lights on or off using the Home app via their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch, or using Siri. 

MyQ users can also create scenes which enable multiple HomeKit devices to work in combination with a single command. For example, users can create a scene named "I'm home" that turns MyQ-enabled lights on, raises the thermostat, unlocks the...

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06:27
How to see which apps are wasting your iPhone battery

An updated look at Settings > Battery, with some thoughts on hunting down battery sucking culprits.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:25
∞ Using ARKit to see your food before you order it

[VIDEO] This is a fantastic real-world use case for ARKit. Kabaq is an app that restaurants can use to implement a menu that puts 3D images of food on a plate in front of a hungry customer.

Watch the video (embedded in the main Loop post). ARKit offers so much potential.

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06:18
RoboKiller and the junk call nightmare

Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica:

“I am in the middle of a cell phone nightmare,” France, who lives in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, told Ars in an e-mail after three days worth of the calls. “My phone started ringing three days ago and has continued to ring every few minutes since then. Each time it is from a different number… I can’t conduct a client call, can’t text because calls coming in interrupt the process, can’t even take photos for the same reason.”

On the first night, France went to bed, slept for 7.5 hours, and woke up to 225 missed calls, she said. The calls continued at roughly the same pace for the rest of the five-day stretch, putting the number of calls at somewhere around 700 a day.

The first half of this well written Ars Technica piece delves into spam calling and the futility of trying to block those calls. The second half is about solutions, solutions like RoboKiller:

Instead of merely relying on a blocklist, RoboKiller’s technology...

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06:17
Elgato announces five new HomeKit devices, including...

Elgato has announced that it is adding five new HomeKit devices to its range of Eve-branded smart home technology. The first of them, a 2nd-generation Eve Thermo – a thermostatic radiator valve – will ship on September 26 at a price of $60, with availability yet to be announced for the four other products.

The new Eve Thermo adds capacitive touch control and integrated temperature display of the target temperature.

The four other products are a door lock, smoke-detector, window alarm and irrigation system …

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06:09
Apple and Accenture partnering to create iOS...

Apple and Accenture are partnering to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through business solutions for iOS. Accenture provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. 

In a press release, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the partnership will take full advantage of the power, simplicity and security of iOS and Accenture’s capabilities as a leader in industry and digital transformation to help companies unlock new revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience and reduce costs.

Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in select locations around the world. Experts from Apple will be co-located with this team. Working together, the two companies will launch a new set of tools and services that help enterprise clients transform how they engage with customers using iPhone and iPad...

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05:59
IDC: the ‘iPhone 8’ will spur a ‘major upgrade cycle...

Global smartphone shipments are expected to maintain positive growth through 2021, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. And the outlook for Apple’s iPhone is extremely bright.

Apple is expected to demonstrate nominal 1.5% year-over-year growth in 2017. This is a considerable improvement from the 7% decline in iPhone shipments in 2016. From there, things only get better for Apple, as IDC anticipates the arrival of the iPhone 8 will spur a major upgrade cycle come 2018. 

Despite the new device launching later this year, IDC expects a majority of the shipments are likely to land early in 2018. IDC projects 9.1% growth in 2018 with the iPhone 8 and the new 7S/7S+ models playing a pivotal part in the near double-digit growth next year.

IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments to grow from 1.47...

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05:55
Tim Cook gets political with the New York Times

The interview is chock full of quotes from Tim. Here are a few:

The reality is that government, for a long period of time, has for whatever set of reasons become less functional and isn’t working at the speed that it once was. And so it does fall, I think, not just on business but on all other areas of society to step up.

And:

“One of the things that hits you,” he said, is “all of the major acts, legislation, that happened during just his presidency.” His eyes widened as he listed some: “You have the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Act, you have Medicare, you have Medicaid, you have several national parks, you have Head Start, you have housing discrimination, you have jury discrimination.”

And:

He was vocal, for example, in criticizing Mr. Trump after Charlottesville in a memo to his staff: “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by...

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05:50
Apple, move studios purportedly arguing over pricing...

Apple is “scrambling” to strike deals with Hollywood studios to offer ultra-high definition films on its upcoming Apple TV, but discussions have been hampered by disagreements over pricing, reports The Wall Street Journal, quoting unnamed “people with knowledge of the talks.”

The article says that Apple wants to keep 4K films — which offer 4,000 pixels per frame — priced at $19.99, while some of the studios want to charge more, perhaps up to $30. However, at least one studio representative told the WSJ that Netflix subscribers already receive streaming 4K content for $12 per month, so convincing folks to pony up $30 for a UHD flick could be a tough sell.

Apple is expected to debut a new Apple TV along with new iPhones and Apple Watches this month. The next gen set-top box is expected to adds support for UHD and...

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05:46
WSJ: Apple to hold product launch on Sept 12

Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc. has scheduled a product-announcement event on Sept. 12, according to people briefed on its plans, reinforcing expectations that the technology giant will release new iPhones and a smartwatch well ahead of the holiday shopping season.

The company is expected to unveil three iPhones, according to other people familiar with its plans. Those include a showcase iPhone to mark the product’s 10th anniversary that is larger and pricier and features an edge-to-edge display and facial-recognition technology, as well as updates to the two iPhone 7 models that started selling last year.

And:

In the past two years it has used San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, but people close to the company say it is aiming to use the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater on its new headquarters campus.

Here we go. Feels like that part of the rollercoaster where you are still being ratcheted to the top of the ride, not quite at the top, but...

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05:44
Apple wants to sell 4K movies for $20 in iTunes, but...

Apple has not yet finalized deals with movie studios for 4K content, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. The clock is ticking as Apple readies a 4K Apple TV unveiling for September 12, and naturally the company wants to announce a sizeable 4K content ecosystem to back it.

It appears the studios are pushing back on pricing. Whereas Apple wants to sell 4K movies for $20, the same price it sells many new release HD movies at, studios are demanding an additional $5-$10 premium per sale.

more…

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05:34
Apple fighting movie studios to keep 4K films priced...




Ahead of the anticipated launch of a new Apple TV with support for ultra-high resolution 4K video content, Apple is said to be caught in a contract dispute with movie studios, who want to see iTunes prices for 4K films exceed $20.

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05:25
Apple patent offers an alternative fingerprint...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,747,488) for an “active sensing element for acoustic imaging systems,” which suggests rumors that Touch ID will be replaced in the upcoming “iPhone 8” by an alternative fingerprint ID method may be accurate.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that many electronic devices include security features to prevent unauthorized access. For example, a device can include a biometric sensor configured to establish a user's identity by determining whether obtained biometric data matches known biometric data of an authorized user. A fingerprint imaging system is one example of a biometric sensor. 

However, Apple says that sometimes the performance of a biometric sensor may be affected by the precision with which biometric data can be detected. Although increased precision may lead to improved security for the electronic device, it may also result in a physical reduction in the size of one or more components of the sensor. For example, a...

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05:15
Rumor: Apple pushing to finish construction, hold...

With only a few weeks left, it looks as if Apple’s pulling out all the stops to have its rumored September 12th press and media event take place in the Steve Jobs Theater.

Albeit the past two years of media events have seen Apple’s media events take place in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, sources close to the company say it is aiming to use the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater on its new headquarters campus. The campus is still in its end stages of construction, which could affect the timing or location of the event.

At the event, Apple is widely expected to unveil the so-called iPhone 8 with an OLED display, wireless charging, and facial recognition, alongside updated versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

It’s also rumored that Apple Watch Series 3 models and a possible 4K-capable Apple TV with HDR support are also expected alongside release dates for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11.

Apple has held a product event in...

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05:05
'iPhone 7s' family slightly larger than...




New reports from the supply chain suggest that the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" are slightly larger than the predecessors of the line, possibly causing some incompatibilities with particularly form-fitting protective cases.

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05:00
Apple releases iOS 11 developer beta 8

Apple’s getting closer to releasing iOS 11 and has let is eighth developer beta for the mobile operating system out the door.

The most notable changes in the new beta include back-end enhancements and an improved voice for Siri as well as Apple Pay and Photos services enhancements.

The company has apparently also included a Do Not Disturb While Driving feature since the second beta.

The “Messages in iCloud” feature was removed in the iOS 11 beta 5 release, and Apple claims that it will ship in a future software update to iOS 11. Users can continue to receive and store messages on each device, and they can continue to backup and restore messages using iCloud Backup.

If you’ve had a chance to play with iOS 11 developer beta 8 and have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you make of it in the comments.

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04:53
Uber finally responds to privacy concerns, stops...

Uber attracted a great deal of criticism last year when it started tracking the location of customers even after their rides had ended. While the tracking was said to last for only five minutes, some riders reported that it appeared to be tracking them for days or even weeks after their rides.

The company offered an explanation for this the following day, but many were still unhappy that they were forced to choose between never allowing the app to track their location (which would make it next to impossible to use) or allowing it at all times. Uber says that it is now fixing the problem …

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04:30
Wallpaper Wizard 2 makes it easy to use HD...

MacPaw recently required Wallpaper Wiza and has released an updated version (2) of the app. It’s developed to give your Mac’s display changing, fresh looks from a curated collection of hand-picked HD photos.

Wallpaper Wizard 2 makes it easy to find good-looking screen images from a huge (25,000) collection of handpicked wallpapers and backgrounds. Categories include animals, nature, textures, architecture, places, people, objects, food, city, vehicles, sports, monochrome, flowers, and art. You can spend hours playing around with the various backgrounds.

The first time you launch Wallpaper Wizard, you’re offered a quick, walk-through tutorial that explains all its features. Though the app is very intuitive, it’s worth a couple of minutes to check out the tutorial.

Wallpaper Wizard’s Explore feature helps you find new wallpapers. You can flip through featured collections or dive deep into categories to find that perfect image. The Roll feature is like a wallpaper...

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04:21
Amazon Music Unlimited matches Apple Music deal for...

Apple has long recognized the importance of the student market, using education discounts to try to pull them into the company’s ecosystem with hardware purchases, and adding a student discount for Apple Music last year.

Apple knows that if you bring people on board as students, they have huge potential lifetime value once they leave college. Amazon Music Unlimited seems now to be realizing the same thing, with a student deal that matches the Apple one – and going even further for Prime Student members …

more…

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04:00
How to access your files in iCloud Drive

Apple’s iCloud Drive lets you securely access all of your documents from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and even a Windows PC. There are various ways you can access the files:

  • Using any supported web browser, you can use iCloud Drive at iCloud.com.
  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later, you can access your files from the iCloud Drive app.
  • On your PC with Windows 7 or later and iCloud for Windows, you can go to iCloud Drive in File Explorer.

When you add your Desktop and Documents to iCloud Drive, all of your files move to iCloud. On your Mac, you can find the files on your Desktop and in your Documents folder in Finder under iCloud. If you add a second Mac Desktop, you'll find those files in the Desktop folder in iCloud Drive. A folder is created with the same name as your second Mac.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 29, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

macOS Apps/Updates

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink for Mac with a rewritten PDF sidebar and a new URL command for creating groups. 

Version 2.9.15 also further improves referencing materials from HTML and Markdown documents, extends drag-and-drop for Tinderbox, and lists available sync stores for sync locations. Finally, the update improves compatibility to the upcoming macOS High Sierra. 

All editions can be downloaded and test-driven for free before they need to be licensed. DEVONthink Personal as well as all editions of DEVONagent are also available in the Mac App Store;...

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