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Wednesday February 21

External Link: Federal Judge Rules Embedded Tweets...

If you thought the U.S. legal concept of copyright had caught up with the Internet, you’d be wrong. District Court Judge Katherine B. Forrest has ruled that you could infringe copyright by embedding someone else’s tweet on a Web page. The case in question involves a photo of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady that the photographer, Justin Goldman, posted to a Snapchat Story. Others then tweeted the photograph, and those tweets were embedded by various publications, who Goldman is suing. The problem is that in-line linking is one of the core capabilities of the Internet, and if the logic surrounding this ruling were extended more broadly, it would have a chilling effect on common Internet behavior. (Too bad no one listened to Ted Nelson in the pre-Web days, since his Xanadu hypertext system understood the importance of maintaining — and paying for, with micropayments — ownership of embedded content.)


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US AG creates a new 'Cybersecurity Task Force...

Days after the Mueller investigation revealed indictments against 13 Russian nationals for election tampering, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new Cybersecurity Task Force. Its marching orders are a bit vague -- "canvass the many ways t...

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AT&T names first three cities for multi-gig 5G...

AT&T promised it would start rolling out what it claims will be the first true mobile 5G service before the end of the year, and it has just announced the first three cities in line to receive it.

We plan to offer mobile 5G to customers in a dozen cities, including parts of Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas, by the end of this year. We’ll announce additional cities in the coming months.

The company says that the commercial rollout follows multi-city trials …


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Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners


Apple Inc. is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to ensure it will have enough of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage driven by the electric vehicle boom.


About a quarter of global cobalt production is used in smartphones.

It’s a race to lock up cobalt supply, a race between smart phones and tablets, versus the emerging electric car market.

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Bad Apple #2: Alphabetize Settings in iOS

Navigating the Settings app in iOS has become ever more difficult over the years — did you know there are over 1200 options in it? — but in this installment of Bad Apple, we have a simple suggestion that could make most trips to the top level of the Settings less frustrating: alphabetization!


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Apple wants to remove your skeleton (well, from a...

Yesterday, I reported that Apple had filed for a second patent for a “scanning depth engine” that generates 3D profiles. The tech giant has also been granted a patent (number 9,898,651) for “upper body skeleton extraction from depth maps,” which would facilitate gesture controls on a Mac or an Apple TV.

A "depth map" refers to a representation of a scene as a two-dimensional matrix of pixels. They can be processed in order to segment and identify objects in the scene. Identification of humanoid forms (meaning 3D shapes whose structure resembles that of a human being) in a depth map, and changes in these forms from scene to scene, can be used as a means for controlling computer applications. 

An example would be a computer-implemented method in which a depth map is segmented so as to find a contour of a humanoid body. The...

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Facebook Messenger adds an easy way to start group...

If you've ever tried initiating a group voice or video call on Messenger, then you know that it's not intuitive at all. You'd have to hang up on your friend, start a new group convo and then call from within that window to be able to talk to several...

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Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch its internet...

A SpaceX Falcon 9 is blasting into the skies today carrying Hisdesat's PAZ satellite, which will spend five and a half years carrying out radar and imaging work for the Spanish government and businesses. The launch, which uses a first stage booster p...

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Uber launches first new service in three years, and...

Uber has announced the US-wide rollout of its first new service in three years: a next-level version of its ride-sharing service UberPool, called Express Pool …


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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 streams music to...

Qualcomm's newest flagship platform, the Snapdragon 845, already promises a lot of things to be excited about in terms of its graphics, camera support and AI processing, and now the company has announced a Broadcast Audio function, which will let use...

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Qualcomm's sample headset teases what's...

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, which is taking place in Barcelona next week, Qualcomm has announced a VR headset reference design based on its latest Snapdragon Mobile VR platform. The new system works on the Snapdragon 845, the company's latest pre...

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Eurasian filings hint at two new iPad models coming...

Apple has registered a handful of new devices in the Eurasian commission database earlier this week, as discovered by Consomac. Legal obligations require devices that use encryption to be registered ahead of release. In the past, similar filings have tipped the hat on new MacBook models, the iPhone 7 and AirPods.

The latest entries represent two new devices, with model identifiers A1954 and A1893, which are described as Apple tablets running iOS 11. This suggests that new iPads are coming sooner rather than later.


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Apple may buy cobalt direct from mining companies,...

Apple is reportedly in talks about buying cobalt direct from miners in a long-term deal set to span five years or more. The report is given weight by the CEO of one mining company confirming Apple has held discussions about cobalt, which is used in the lithium-ion batteries which power Apple devices.

There would be two benefits to Apple in striking such a deal …


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The Morning After: Spotify plots its own smart...

Hi there! Watching the PyeongChang Winter Olympics? Been watching them in VR? We have. We also have news of a Burnout comeback (The Best Driving Game) and Amazon brings its Prime rewards to Whole Foods shoppers.

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Failure of Pixel 2 exposed a larger problem: Google...

Across 2017, Google heavily promoted its Pixel phone brand. Despite being lauded as being "the world's most valuable brand" and its status as the world's largest purveyor of advertising, all of Google's global efforts, including DoubleClick and YouTube, resulted in inconsequential Pixel sales. Worse than its failure to sell hardware is the fact that Google has proven that its advertising simply isn't very effective.

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Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 21, 2018

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

AKVIS has updated eight of its artistic programs available as plugins and standalone applications: AirBrush, Charcoal, Draw, OilPaint, Pastel, Points, Sketch, and Watercolor. 

The new versions offer the updated Texture Library, new Random Patterns frame, some interface changes, and other improvements. Each program can be purchased individually or in AKVIS Artistic Bundle at half price for a limited time. They’re compatible with macOS 10.7 or higher.

Gro Software has announced Gro CRM integration with Stripe. Gro CRM is a remarkably easy-to-use and intelligent business contact management...

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Australian carrier Telstra acknowledges FaceTime,...

If you’re a wireless customer in Australia, this is not a nifty thing.

Telstra, one of Australia’s largest mobile carriers, is experiencing a widespread outage of iMessage and FaceTime services. Oddly enough, this outage only seems to affect Apple’s services, as everything else functions normally. The carrier has confirmed the outage on Twitter and says it is working on a fix.

At this point, it’s unknown as to when a fix will be available. The issue appears to primarily be affecting the eastern coast of Australia, though users in Perth are also reporting issues.

As the outage continues, Telstra has encouraged its users to send all of their iMessages as traditional SMS texts.

The company has also offered the following statement:

Our team are working to fix an issue with Apple iMessage and Facetime for some customers. You can continue to send and receive SMS messages. We’ll provide an update ASAP.

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Alto’s Odyssey now available on iPhone, iPad and...

Sequel to the hit title Alto’s Adventure, Alto’s Odyssey is now available in the App Store ($4.99) for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV … a day earlier than planned. The game went up for preorder earlier this month with a Feb 22nd date, but it’s definitely downloadable right now.

I’ve been testing the game for the last few weeks and it really is a beautiful sequel to the original game. Endless runners tend to be generic, dull and almost algorithmic. Alto’s Odyssey is the opposite with rich music and visuals and an incredibly engaging progression of missions and tasks, as well as the endless quest of getting an ever-higher score for the run. The game shines on the iPhone X’s wide-aspect ratio display.


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Apple files for updated trademark for classic...

The ever-classic rainbow Apple logo may be making a comeback, though it’s unlikely to be placed on any computers. The company filed for a new trademark to use the logo on hats and other headgear.

Apple already sells t-shirts with the old logo, so this new trademark filing is a hint that hats and caps may be on the way. Alternately, it could be a move to keep people from making knock-off products.

The rainbow Apple logo was originally designed in 1977 when company co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were creating the Apple II computer. Apple continued to use the rainbow logo until 1997, when it switched over to the single-color logo used today.

Apple has yet to say what it plans to do with the rainbow logo, though it’s expected to show up at the Apple Park Campus visitor center.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.


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Uber officially launches ‘Uber Express Pool’ in...

After being piloted in Boston and San Francisco, Uber is officially launching Express Pool in those two cities along with Los Angeles, DC, Miami, San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver. The ride-hailing company plans on launching the service in more citi...

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Google's Gboard can now search emoji, stickers...

Gboard is making it easier to look for the perfect emoji, sticker and GIF in one go -- at least for beta testers on Android. As 9to5google reports, the keyboard's latest beta update adds a "Search all media" option that surfaces all the results it ha...

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Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion...

Apple is reportedly in talks to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners, a strategy designed to buffer reserves of the key lithium ion battery ingredient as the company competes with car makers looking to use the metal in electric car production.

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Tuesday February 20

AT&T to launch mobile 5G in Atlanta, Dallas and...

After teasing an initial rollout phase for its next-generation 5G network in January, AT&T on Wednesday got a little more specific by naming the first three cities that will gain access to the speedy mobile technology by the end of 2018.

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AT&T will launch mobile 5G in Atlanta, Dallas...

AT&T is finally willing to say exactly where you'll see mobile 5G in 2018. The carrier has confirmed that "parts" of Atlanta, Waco and its home turf of Dallas will adopt the standards-based service when it goes live before the end of the year....

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∞ Apple posts new iPhone photography videos

Longtime iPhone photographers will already know these but my non-techy wife found them very informative and helpful.

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Australian carrier Telstra working on fix for Apple...

Telstra, one of the largest cellular carriers in Australia, is working on a fix for an apparent services outage impacting customers major metropolitan areas attempting to access Apple's iMessage and Facetime features.

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Telstra acknowledges widespread iMessage &...

Update: Telstra says the issue has been resolved and service is being “progressively restored.”

Earlier today some customers experienced a disruption to Apple iMessage and FaceTime services. We worked with Apple to resolve this issue. Services are now being progressively being restored. We apologise for any inconvenience this caused.

Telstra, one of the largest mobile carriers in Australia, is experiencing a widespread outage of iMessage and FaceTime services. Oddly enough, this outage only seems to affect Apple’s services, as everything else functions normally. The carrier has confirmed the outage on Twitter and says it is working on a fix…


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Lowest Prices Anywhere: $900 off loaded 15"...

More exclusives have just arrived! In addition to deals on iMacs and iPads, B&H is now knocking $900 off two Late 2016 15" MacBook Pros with an abundance of upgrades, including faster processors, extra storage and better graphics. Prices for the premium models start at just $1,899 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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Samsung To Cut OLED Production Due To Poor iPhone X...

Samsung's panel-making division, Samsung Display, is reportedly reducing OLED panel production at its South Chungcheong plant due to lower than expected iPhone X sales. According to Nikkei Asian Review, Samsung now plans to cover 20 million or fewer iPhone X devices for the quarter ending in March, a large decrease from the expected 45 to 50 million units. CNET reports: Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the quarter ending in January, down by 1 percent on the previous year. The $1,000 price tag on the iPhone X was blamed for the volume shortfall -- but also contributed to the company making record-breaking profits. Samsung did not respond to CNET's request for comment.


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Instagram Direct adds new replay options as it looks...

One of Snapchat’s most popular features is its private chat platform, which is coincidentally the sole feature that Instagram has struggled to copy. Instagram, however, has started to roll out new capabilities to its Direct platform that it hopes will give it an advantage over Snapchat…


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iOS Messages and Smart Punctuation

iOS 11 finally added a long-awaited feature for those of us who care about typographic details: smart punctuation. You can turn this on in Settings → General → Keyboards. When enabled, quotes and apostrophes (like "this" and 'this') are automatically turned into their proper counterparts (like “this” and ‘this’), two hyphens in a row (--) are turned into a proper em-dash (—), etc.

I say “finally” because MacOS has had the feature in the standard text editing system for many years, and I can’t think of a good reason why it wasn’t in iOS years ago. I can say it’s not a difficult programming job to solve because I’ve solved it in the more difficult context of smartening punctuation in prose without messing up the necessary dumb quotes inside HTML tags.

In some recent update to iOS (I think 11.2.5, but it might...

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Apple adds 22 more banks to list of institutions...

Apple continues its expansion of financial insitutions that will process Apple Pay transactions, with the latest additions bringing 22 more to the table.

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Three autographs by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs...

A Boston company is planning to auction three items autographed by late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, rare items from a public figure typically believed to have been averse to giving out his signature.

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Apple posts three new tutorial videos covering...

Apple on Tuesday published a fresh batch of tutorial videos to its official YouTube channel covering different facets of iPhone photography including overhead photos, black and white snapshots, and slo-mo timing.

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031: RIP Twitter for Mac, Apple fixes Telugu bug,...

Today we’ve got Twitter pulling its Mac app, Apple’s Telugu bug fix, and AirPlay 2 disappearing again.

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Apple World Today News Update: February 20, 2018

Photos by Kacie Anderson

It's Tuesday - be sure to watch AWT TV tonight live at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET on as Steve Sande and Marty Edwards bring you an hour of iOS and macOS tips! Here's some news for you while you wait:

  • AirPlay 2 disappears from the latest betas of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3
  • Samsung announces a new line of SSDs for enterprise, one of which has a 30.72 TB capacity
  • Samsung's also seen its smartphone market share drop in the company's home country of South Korea, where Apple and LG keep increasing their share
  • A Pennsylvania woman credits her Apple Watch with possibly saving her life after a drunk driver hit her car, temporarily blinding her
  • That news about Apple filing for a new trademark for the rainbow logo? It's a nothingburger. 

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This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today,...

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Here are the latest banks & credit unions to add...

Apple Pay is continuing its rollout in the United States today, coming to a handful of new banks and credit unions. While the mobile payment platform has been long supported by most of the major banks in the United States, it’s been slowly coming to smaller banks and credit unions. Here’s the full list:


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Get a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $...

We really admired the 2016 MacBook Pro when it first came out, and the then-new Touch Bar led us to say that it has the “best bits of iOS in a really great Mac.”

It’s such a good machine that it’s still a smart buy just a couple of years later. If you’ve been looking to upgrade but aren’t quite ready to face the prices for a 2017 model (which is essentially the same notebook but with some under-the-hood improvements), you can now pick up one of the most powerful versions of the 2016 rig from B&H for an impressive $700 off Apple’s price.


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AirPlay 2 disappears from newest iOS 11.3 & tvOS...

Despite prior support in Apple's development track, AirPlay 2 appears to have been removed from the third iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas, issued earlier on Tuesday.

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Apple shares new video tips on shooting B&W...

Apple has released a trio of new how-to videos today with tips on getting the most of iPhone’s camera. Two of three focus on taking better photos, while one shares a tip on editing slo-mo video.


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How to ensure you're getting full credit...

Although the Apple Watch does a lot of its fitness tracking without any help, it isn't perfect, and there are a few things you can do to guarantee the most accurate possible results.

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Leaked memo suggests Nokia's health business is...

Less than two years after Nokia bought health and fitness gear maker Withings for $192 million, the major investment appears to be problematic for the Finnish company, as a new memo suggests its health business may not last much longer.

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AirPlay 2 removed from iOS and tvOS 11.3, suggests...

In today’s iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 updates, Apple has removed AirPlay 2 support from both platforms, hinting that the feature will be delayed until further down the road, possibly coming with a future iOS 12 release.


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∞ The Dalrymple Report: HomePod thoughts with Dave...

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Setapp, the Netflix of Mac apps, is better than ever

I’m a general hater of subscription-based services but I have no problem recommending Setapp and, with a seven-day free trial that doesn’t require a credit card, it’s a bit of a no-brainer to try it out and see for yourself.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, macOS 10.13.3 update, and...

Internet trolls had a great time causing Apple products to freeze last week thanks to a bug involving a specific character from India’s Telugu language. Fortunately, the party’s over now, as Apple released a barrage of updates that patch the issue on iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and Apple TV boxes.

Take our word for it: update your devices now. You’re most likely to encounter the bug on your iPhone and iPad, so be sure to get the iOS 11.2.6 patch on your device straight away.

Apple’s had to deal with some high-profile bugs in the last few months, but this one, while obscure, was particularly nasty. All someone had to do was send a message with the specific character to an app like Messages, Facebook Messenger, or WhatsApp, and the app would freeze while Apple’s software struggled to interpret the character.


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12 sweet cases for the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

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Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro hits a sweet spot for many—it’s big enough to offer productivity gains, yet small enough to still be pretty portable. If you’re using the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as a laptop replacement and toting it all over town with you, you’ve probably realized this by now: You need a case or some sort of protection for it. It’s still an iPad, after all, not a laptop, and that big, bright, 10.5-inch screen is easily damaged. But don’t worry—we’ve got your back. Here are some of the coolest cases on the market.

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Apple posts new macOS, iOS, tvOS betas for developers

Apple has updated three OS beta releases — macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 — for developers. 

All can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center — if you’re a registered developer, that is. I’d expect to see public betas available within the week.

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Apple issues third beta releases for iOS 11.3, macOS...

Apple has updated three OS beta releases, with third revisions of the High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 now available for developer testing.

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Apple releases iOS 11.3 beta 3 for iPhone and iPad

Two weeks after the second developer beta, Apple has released iOS 11.3 beta 3 for registered developers to test on iPhone and iPad. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.


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Apple releases macOS 10.13.4 beta 3 for developers

Apple has released macOS 10.13.4 beta 3 for registered developers to test on compatible Macs. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.


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tvOS 11.3 beta 3 for Apple TV developers now...

Apple has released tvOS 11.3 beta 3 for registered developers to test on Apple TV (fourth-gen) and Apple TV 4K. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.


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Rumor: Apple will unveil a new iPhone SE at the 2018...

Chinese website QQ  — as noted by Cult of Mac — claims Apple will unveil a new iPhone SE at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

The article says the iPhone SE 2 will have a bigger display (4.2 inches), an A10 processor that’s better equipped for iOS 12 (when it arrives), plus 2GB of RAM. QQ also claims the smartphone will come in 32GB and 128GB storage options. The rumor adds that it will retain Touch ID and a physical home button and forego FaceID.

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 50%. The specs sound about right, but I can’t imagine Apple unveiling a new iPhone at WWDC. Those announcements and products almost always arrive in the fall.

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Review: App control of DSLRs with the MIOPS Mobile...

Photography apps for our iPhones and iPads let us do some pretty amazing things, all in part due to the supercomputer in our hand being able to control a pretty decent camera. But even the best iPhone camera can’t hold a candle to the flexibility and image-capturing capability of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera equipped with a big sensor and a variety of lenses. The US$125 MSRP MIOPS Mobile Remote ($99.99 on Amazon, Amazon affiliate link) bridges the power of both devices — smartphone and DSLR to create a hybrid device that’s better than both. 

MIOPS Mobile Remote. Photo © 2018, Steven Sande

If you'd prefer a less expensive option but still want app control of your DSLR, MIOPS also offers the Mobile Dongle (US$37 MSRP, requires separate camera cable) that uses the same MIOPS Mobile app...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15″ Touch Bar MacBook Pro $450...

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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Fast Company ranks Apple as world's 'Most...

Business magazine Fast Company on Tuesday selected Apple as its "Most Innovative" company of 2018, spanning 350 enterprises and 36 categories.

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Apple named the most innovative company in the world...

Fast Company is today out with its list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2018 and ranking at the top of that list is none other than Apple. The company came in at number four on the list last year, but has jumped to the top spot this go around thanks to the iPhone X, ARKit, and more…


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Samsung blasts its previous world record with...

Samsung has today unveiled a new line of SSDs for enterprise systems that doubles its previous world’s largest capacity. The new storage offers a huge 30.72TB per drive.


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Homecam app for HomeKit cameras gains powerful new...

Homecam is a handy HomeKit app on iOS and tvOS that specializes in letting you view multiple video streams simultaneously. The latest version of Homecam builds on top of the app’s multi-feed view by adding new data layers, room control, and more to the Apple TV version.


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Parallels Desktop 13 + over $450 worth of FREE Mac...

Parallels is one of our favorite ways to run Windows and other operating systems on the Mac (without rebooting), and today the company is running quite a notable promotion. Anyone who upgrades to Parallels 13 (the latest version) or buys a brand new license will also get a hold of 8 additional apps for free, worth over $450. Head below for more details. more…

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First look: Mantiz MZ-02 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU...

After AppleInsider examined the Mantiz MZ-02 eGPU, the company expanded its line slightly, but more importantly, refined the internals a bit.

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Sketchy source makes unlikely claim about 4.2-inch...

A Chinese site is claiming that Apple will launch a new version of the iPhone SE at this year’s WWDC. Most of what it claims makes sense, but one glaring point leads us to suspect this is nothing more than guesswork …


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Spotify may be preparing HomePod competitor with...

Spotify could be gearing up to take on Apple's HomePod with its own competing smart speaker or other hardware, after new job advertisements for the music streaming service reveal it is looking for employees to set up the manufacturing process for its first physical products.

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PSA: Apple’s renewal of its trademark for the...

A report yesterday suggested that Apple was planning to bring back its famous rainbow Apple logo, at least for a new line of clothing …


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Snapchat update adds animated stickers with GIFs...

Snapchat is launching a new library of animated stickers to place onto snaps, in partnership with GIPHY. To see all the animated stickers, open the Sticker Picker and tap into the search field. Then select the GIPHY header, or type something into the search field if you are looking to find something specific. The feature is rolling out, so it might not show up for you just yet.

As ever, you can combine stickers with other effects and place more than one anywhere in the photo. Press and hold on a sticker, then drag it to the trash, to remove it.


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Parallels Toolbox update includes Presentation Mode...

Parallels Toolbox, an ever-growing suite of handy single-purpose tools that simplify common computing tasks to just a click or two, has received a major update for both Mac and PC users. New tools and key features include presentation mode, capture for lengthy webpages, free memory reclaim, quick resolution switching, and time-saving tools to download and edit videos or make a GIF. A Parallels Business Edition also launched today, which gives IT the control they need to easily provide employees with tools to be more productive.


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Apple tops Fast Company’s 2018 World’s Most...

Apple has topped Fast Company’s 2018 World’s Most Innovation Companies list that spans more than 350 enterprises across 36 categories.

More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies (many identified through a new, public submission process) across 36 categories. Their mandate: “identify the most notable innovations of the year, and trace their impact on businesses, industries, and the larger culture.”

Here’s part of what Fast Company has to say about Apple: Creativity is more than skin deep—and Apple’s approach to the hardware and software engineering that creates its experiences has never been more ambitious. Other makers of phones and tablets buy the same off-the-shelf chips as their competitors. Apple, by contrast, designs its own chips—so an iPhone packs a processor designed specifically optimized for Apple’s operating system, apps, display, camera, and touch sensor. The...

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Gibson “running out of time — rapidly”

Nashville Post:

“Gibson Brands, Inc. today announced that the company made a $16.6 million coupon payment to holders of its $375 million, 8.875% senior secured notes due 2018.”

That simple statement issued a week ago — at all of 26 words, it’s less than a quarter the length of Gibson’s boilerplate company description that accompanied it — suggests a business-as-usual tone of a company taking care of its contractual commitments.

But the situation facing the iconic Nashville-based music instrument maker, which has annual revenues of more than $1 billion, is far from normal: CFO Bill Lawrence recently left the company after less than a year on the job and just six months before $375 million of senior secured notes will mature. On top of that, another $145 million in bank loans will come due immediately if those notes, issued in 2013, are not refinanced by July 23.

Reading through all of this, things do indeed look dire. But I can’t imagine the Gibson brand...

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Apple takes market share from Samsung in Korean...

Apple achieved its highest ever market share in rival Samsung’s market of South Korea in Q4 2017. Apple’s share of the market climbed 3.3% year-on-year, while Samsung’s own share of the market fell by 9% in the same period …


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One of my favorite geek stories of all time

I’m on an email list that caters to the geeky and to engineering. This story hit my inbox over the weekend, but was written about 15 years ago, and was given the title “Engineering Pornography”. But it’s not what you think. This is about a massive engineering problem, solved in a beautifully elegant way.

If I still have your attention, here’s a highlight to whet your appetite:

Several days ago a very large number of trucks and men from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power descended on my neighborhood. They removed large sections of Pershing drive to a depth of 15 feet or so over a stretch of about a city block. I assumed they had a problem with a water main or something.

When they started building semi-permanent structures over the holes I knew something really big was up. When the large trucks full of strange power tools, mega-welding machines, breathing equipment, and racks of test equipment came I started wondering. Driving by a couple nights ago (...

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Yahoo email not working with iPhone and iPad Mail...

Yahoo email users have been experiencing issues with the iPhone and iPad Mail app starting around the time iOS 11 launched, but there are still no conclusive solutions. The Yahoo team posted a statement on Twitter saying that the issue is being investigated; it isn’t clear if the blame lies with Yahoo or Apple’s software. Unfortunately, the only workaround at this time is to download the Yahoo Mail app, and access email from there.


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Paragon Software releases APFS Retrofit Kit for macOS

Paragon Software has released the free APFS Retrofit Kit for macOS, a system driver that enables read-only access to APFS (Apple File System) volumes under macOS 10.12 or earlier versions. 

For Mac users working on legacy versions of Mac OS X and macOS where APFS isn’t natively supported, the tool allows instant, read-only access to APFS-formatted data stored on hard disk drives, solid-state storage, or flash thumb drives.  

Once installed, the driver requires no additional interaction from the user. According to the folks at Paragon Software, the software delivers:

  • Fail-safe operation across compatible hardware and software systems for general-purpose and specialized applications;
  • Protection of data integrity, along with prevention of accidental data corruption or loss;
  • Steady, balanced throughput with effective flow control, reduced overhead, and no data congestion...
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How iCloud protects your data

John Gruber dug into this article from the Hong Kong Free Press:

The US-based global tech giant Apple Inc. is set to hand over the operation of its iCloud data center in mainland China to a local corporation called Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) by February 28, 2018.

You can read Gruber’s take here.

As a postscript, Gruber links to this Apple knowledge-base article, which lays out the encryption methods used to protect the various data types stored in iCloud.

I found all three of these definitely worth a look.


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How to watch live broadcast TV on your Apple TV...

Lory Gil, iMore:

We’ve got a list of the best streaming live TV services. Keep in mind, though, that most of these services don’t offer unlimited access to broadcast channels like NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. What I’m referring to is the ability to watch any broadcast channel available in your area.


The thing about broadcast television is that I couldn’t watch it on Apple TV. I’d have to switch my TV input over, and then flip through the channels until I found something to watch. I rarely watched broadcast television because I tend to stick with Apple TV for my TV and movie watching activities.


With HDHomeRun, not only can I watch live broadcast television on my Apple TV, I can also watch it on my iPhone or iPad. Plus, with a subscription, you can record live TV and watch it the way a person with cable and a DVR would watch TV. Skip those commercials!

If you are a cord-cutter and have an Apple TV, you should definitely read Lory’s...

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Hands on: Parallels Toolbox 2.5 brings an array of...

The idea of offering a series of tools in one place is fine, and Parallels Toolbox definitely comes with some genuinely useful utilities. Yet, some are pointless, and all feel like they were made for Windows.

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Bitcoin thieves threaten real life violence

Nathaniel Popper, New York Times:

In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and kept him there, blindfolded, until he logged onto his computer and transferred about $100,000 worth of Bitcoin to an online wallet they controlled.


A few weeks before that, the head of a Bitcoin exchange in Ukraine was taken hostage and only released after the company paid a ransom of $1 million in Bitcoin.


In New York City, a man was held captive by a friend until he transferred over $1.8 million worth of Ether, a virtual currency second in value only to Bitcoin.

This has become a thing. Why? Because once the Bitcoins have been transferred, there’s no way to prove ownership, no way to get the Bitcoin back. When the victims call the police, the police shrug their shoulders. There’s simply nothing they can do.


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Second ‘scanning depth engine’ patent involves 3D...

Apple has applied for a second patent (number 9,898,074; the first was number 20170205873) for a “scanning depth engine.” If the invention ever comes to fruition, a Mac could generate a 3D profile of an object by processing an optical image of the object.

Think of it as a sort of photocopier for 3-D objects. Also, it’s like a portable Kinect device that would allow users to interact with games or exercise videos played on a Mac — or perhaps an Apple TV.

This sort of 3D profile is also referred to as a 3D map, depth map or depth image, and 3D mapping is also referred to as depth mapping. Depth maps can be used in interactive gaming, creating shadows cast by illumination in 3D computer graphics, adding realism by simulating the semi-transparent properties of translucent materials such as human skin, and much more.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “Mapping apparatus includes a transmitter, which emits a beam comprising pulses of light, and a scanner, which...

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Apple’s move to share health care records is a game-...

Game changer? Really? Hmm. Let’s take a look.

Aneesh Chopra, Shafiq Rabaneesh Chopra and Shafiq Rab, Wired:

In late January, Apple previewed an iOS feature that would allow consumers to access their electronic health records on their phones. Skeptics said the move was a decade too late given a similar (and failed) effort from Google.


This move is a game-changer for three reasons: It affirms there is one common path to open up electronic health records data for developers so they can focus on delighting consumers rather than chasing records. It encourages other platform companies to build on that path, rather than pursue proprietary systems. And it ensures that the pace of progress will accelerate as healthcare delivery systems respond to the aggregate demand of potentially millions of iPhone users around the world.

This, indeed, is a game changer. To me, the key is this:

That’s because Apple has committed to an open API for health care...

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Swype add-on keyboard discontinued, pulled from iOS...

One of the first third-party keyboards for iOS, Swype, has reached its end of life, and will see no more updates or development effort by its parent company.

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Apple seeks new trademark for its ‘rainbow’ logo

Apple is seeking a new U.S. trademark for its iconic multicolor logo, the "rainbow" logo, reports AppleInsider.

The tech giant first applied for the mark in Jamaica last June. Apple's retro logo entered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Reporting and Monitoring System (TRAM) in December and was subsequently assigned to an examiner last week, adds AppleInsider

In August 1999 Apple replaced the striped, multicolored logo it used since 1977 with a new single-color version. Some folks still miss the “original” company logo, though actually it wasn’t the original logo at all.

That one portrayed Sir Isaac Newton sitting beneath a tree with a solitary apple dangling over his head. Apple’s third co-founder, Ron Wayne — who sold his stake in the company for just $800 — designed...

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Job ads suggest Spotify about to take on Apple’s...

Not long after Apple finally entered the smart speaker market with the HomePod, it appears there’s further competition on the way. Job ads suggest that Spotify is planning to enter production with its own speaker.

It was clear as long ago as last April that Spotify was at least exploring the idea, but new job ads suggest that the company may soon be gearing up for manufacturing …


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OSU students team up with Apple to create app for...

The Ohio State University has teamed up with Apple to create an app that new students will use this fall. Four Buckeye students traveled to Apple's design lab to learn how to create the software, tentatively dubbed “My OUS,” reports 10tv.

The app will be loaded onto iPads to help incoming students to adjust to college life. It connects Buckeyes to services on campus and makes one of the largest schools in the country feel smaller.

"Ohio State is so big," Cory Tressler, director of Learning Programs at OSU, told 10tv. "We have so many resources. We offer so many programs, both academic and non-academic, through the Office of Student Life. We have six campuses. How can we make it feel a little bit smaller and get really relevant information to students a little faster?"

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or...

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Twenty-two more banks add Apple Pay support

Twenty-two more banks have announced support for Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile payment service.

They are: Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union, Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union, First National Bank in Fairfield, First National Bank of Muscatine, First Southwest Bank, Franklin-Somerset Federal Credit Union, Gas & Electric Credit Union, Houston Highway Credit Union, Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union, Linn-Co Federal Credit Union, MED5 Federal Credit Union, On Tap Credit Union, Pennsville National Bank, Salisbury Bank and Trust, School Systems FCU, Shelby Savings Bank, Shoreline Credit Union, Taunton Federal Credit Union. The Colorado Bank & Trust Company of La Junta. Triad Bank, and UNO FCU.

Apple Pay is currently available in 20 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain,...

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Judge awards Apple almost $6.5 million in ongoing...

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh has granted Apple almost $6.5 million in ongoing royalties from Samsung in the companies’ dispute over patented designs, but denied the tech giant's request for ongoing royalties on products containing design-arounds, reports Law360.

This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.

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Swype keyboards for iOS & Android discontinued...

Nuance’s Swype keyboard apps for iOS and Android have been discontinued, as the company focuses its efforts on the business market …


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Marble Edition of its DOCK may be the classiest...

Native Union’s luxury Marble Edition of its DOCK ($129) for the Apple Watch is arguably the classiest charging station around for the smartwatch.

The DOCK is a beautiful design object for the home and a versatile base for charging the Apple Watch. Naturally heavy, it features a brushed metal rotating arm to comfortably use and navigate the watch face as you charge. The intricate veins of the natural marble makes each piece one-of-a-kind.

The DOCK’s rotating arm works on a sophisticated gearing system, letting you smoothly and firmly control the angle of your watch so you can check your messages and use apps in comfort when recharging your device. Engineered without screws, the DOCK’s two minimal components slot together magnetically.

The Apple Watch’s magnetic charging cable is fed into the dock where it’s locked in place, eliminating the frustration of fumbling around on the...

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Shares fall on fresh report of even greater...

Nikkei first reported in January that Apple was halving its iPhone X production for the quarter, with a follow-up report a few days ago saying that this left Samsung scrambling to find alternative customers for the excess capacity.

A fresh report today says that the reduction in iPhone X production may be even greater …


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How to control your home with the HomePod

You can use your HomePod to control HomeKit accessories—such as lights, thermostats, and window shades—that you’ve set up in the Home app on your iOS device. Then you can say things like “Hey Siri, set the thermostat to 72 degrees” or “Hey Siri, did I lock the front door?”

HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri. It works with the Home app, allowing you to control all your HomeKit accessories.

The commands that work when you’re speaking to HomePod depend on which smart home accessories you have set up. To control a single accessory, use the name you gave it in the Home app. For example, say “Hey Siri, turn on the porch light.” You can check the status of an accessory by saying something like “Hey Siri, is the porch light on?” You can also say, for example, “Hey Siri, turn off the lights in here,” to control the accessories that are in the same room as HomePod.

You can use HomePod to lock or check the...

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3...

It’s one of Apple’s smallest updates for a version of macOS, but it’s out there.

On Monday, Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update on Tuesday, an update specifically released to fix the Telugu text bug. That bug resulted in apps crashing from an Indian text character sequence, and messaging apps were particularly exposed.

The update can be downloaded and installed via the App Store feature in macOS High Sierra.

The patch notes are as follows:

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash. This update is recommended for all users.

If you’ve tried the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you make of it in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer...

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 update, includes Telugu...

It’s not a huge update, but it might help.

Apple released iOS 11.2.6 on Monday. The update, a 41.5 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes, the most prominent of them fixing the Telugu text bug, in which an Indian character could cause your iOS device to crash:

– Fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash.

– Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories.

– Offers assorted security fixes.

If you’ve tried iOS 11.2.6 or have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you think in the comments.

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Apple Updates All of Its Operating Systems To Fix...

It took a few days, but Apple already has a fix out for a bug that caused crashes on each of its platforms. From a report: The company pushed new versions of iOS, macOS and watchOS to fix the issue, which was caused when someone pasted in or received a single Indian-language character in select communications apps -- most notably in iMessages, Safari and the app store. Using a specific character in the Telugu language native to India was enough to crash a variety of chat apps, including iMessage, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Gmail and Outlook, though Telegram and Skype were seemingly immune.


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Samsung to more than halve OLED production due to...

Piling on to its own rumors of slower than expected iPhone X demand, Nikkei on Tuesday said Samsung is drastically slashing OLED output in response to Apple's supposed decision to cut production of the flagship handset.

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Unbeatable iPad Deals: 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro for...

Exclusive deals keep rolling in! Readers this week can snap up a 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro for just $699 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a loaded 512GB model with cellular capability for $949, a $180 discount. AppleCare protection plans for the tablets are also $20 off for a limited time.

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Google's Indian mobile wallet can pay bills in...

Manually paying your bills online usually involves jumping between multiple apps or websites, but Google might have an easier way. Its Tez mobile wallet app for India now includes a bill payment feature that lets you handle all those recurring costs...

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What's on TV: 'Thor: Ragnarok,'...

As the Winter Olympics continue (expect plenty of speedskating, bobsled, hockey and freestyle skiing), we're ready for the return of The Walking Dead. There's also a new Metal Gear game out, Survive, and Thor: Ragnarok is ready for streaming from mos...

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Nike+ Run Club updated with new Challenges feature...

Nike this evening has updated its Nike+ Run Club application for iOS to version 5.13. The update includes a nifty new Challenges feature that will help encourage users to stay on their exercise schedule every month.


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Ohio State University expands on Apple educational...

Taking advantage of an educational partnership with Apple, Ohio State University this year will launch an app developed by students for students designed to ease the sometimes jarring transition into college life.

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Sony may launch an AI-powered taxi hailing system

Sony definitely isn't the first name you think of when you're looking for a ride, but that might change soon in its native Japan. Nikkei has learned that the tech heavyweight is leading an alliance of taxi companies (Checker Cab, Daiwa Motor Transpo...

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Ohio State University teams up with Apple for new ‘...

Ohio State University teamed up with Apple to build a new app aimed at new college students. As reported by local news outlet 10TV, the app’s goal is to make the transition to college easier for students by connecting to them to services available on campus…


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