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Tuesday March 7

17:47
AT&T offers free HBO perk, monthly discount to...




AT&T on Tuesday announced new loyalty rewards for existing DirecTV customers, offering 12 free months of HBO service to "Go Big" and "Gotta Have It" subscribers, or $5 off the bill of lower tier plans.

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17:44
'No Man's Sky' teases a new way to...

Exploring your home planet in No Man's Sky is about to get easier. Hello Games has announced it's adding a new vehicle to the space sim in its upcoming "Path Finder" update.

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17:08
AT&T announces new DirecTV Now promo with free...

AT&T today announced a pair of new promotions for existing DirecTV Now subscribers. Starting this month, subscribers will receive either a $5 off credit for 6 months or free HBO for 12 months. The company made the announcement on its Community Forums website this afternoon.

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16:59
Finding the dog pictures you want on Flickr just got...

Flickr is finally catching up to the likes of Google Photos and Google Search. Now when you check out Yahoo's photo sharing site you can find all manner of visually similar pictures just by clicking the "..." button on an image. From there, you shoul...

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16:32
Consumer Reports now rates product privacy and...

When you read a review for a product, you're usually looking for tangible qualities like battery life and performance. As we've seen lately, though, the company's respect for your data matters -- a seemingly perfect gift may turn out to be a privacy...

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16:30
Amazon's Alexa takes 88% of the global...

A new report from Strategy Analytics says Amazon's Alexa (pictured) took 88% of the global intelligent home speaker market in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Over four million intelligent home speaker were sold globally in the quarter. Strategy Analytic’s report finds that Google's Assistant achieved 10% share in the quarter following the launch of its 'Home' speaker in November.

"Amazon has had a near two year head start over its rivals and has done an excellent job of building out an ecosystem of compatible devices and services or skills," says David Watkins, director, within the Intelligent Home Group at Strategy Analytics. "However, Google is hot on Amazon's heels and the search giant should be able to significantly cut Amazon's lead over the coming year thanks to its superior AI platform and well-established technology licensing model which has proved successful through its Chromecast built-in program."...

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16:23
Bozoma Saint John makes ‘The Most Powerful Women in...

BLACK ENTERPRISE has released its listing of “The Most Powerful Women in Business,” as featured in the publication's January/February 2017 issue. Bozoma Saint John, head of Global Marketing, Apple Music, made the cut.

The final roster of the The Most Powerful Women in Business” was culled from thousands of potential candidates across numerous industries, including the finance, pharmaceutical, and retail sectors. These executives have authority over budgets totaling billions of dollars and control subsidiaries, divisions, or departments that affect the fiscal health and direction of their businesses.

"You could not find a better example of women of power than the female executives represented in this issue. Our editorial team developed this list to not only celebrate the black female business elite," says Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., president and CEO of BLACK ENTERPRISE, a business, investing, and wealth-building...

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16:14
Notable apps and app updates for March 7, 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

Nada Fahim has introduced All in One - ToDo, Smart Calculator, Notes & Vault 1.0. The $1.99 app features a to-do list, a smart calculator, notes and a storage “vault.”

macOS Apps/Updates

Koingo Software has released MacPilot 9, the latest incarnation of the “tinker tool” for macOS. It has over 500 features.

MacPilot allows you to harness the power of the UNIX underpinnings of macOS. It’s designed for those ranging from the perfectionist who wants to tweak the appearance and functionality of the Dock or Finder, to the system administrator locking-down the...

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15:53
Mozilla is bringing modern video games to your...

Modern 3D video games require a ton of processing power to look good and respond to player input quickly. That's why most of the web-based games you see today are at best stripped down versions of their PC or console counterparts. The team behind the...

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15:44
Apple accused of banning iPhone ads from Chinese...




Apple is claimed to have interfered with advertising campaigns cellphone carriers in Australia posted in local Chinese-language media outlets, with a report alleging the iPhone producer did not want to be seen as supporting newspapers critical of the Chinese government.

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15:42
Instagram updates Stories feature with support for...

As it continues to play catch up to Snapchat, Instagram today updated its Stories feature with support for geostickers, a capability that Snapchat has supported for a while now and is arguably one of its most unique features.

At this point, Instagram’s geofilters aren’t nearly as widespread as Snapchat’s, but presumably that will change as time progresses…

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15:31
Looney Tunes and other classic cartoons get a...

Your favorite Saturday morning cartoons are going digital. Turner and Warner Bros. are teaming up for a new standalone video subscription service called Boomerang. It'll offer over 5,000 titles from the Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation l...

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15:16
Apple Music's Bozoma Saint John makes Black...




Business magazine Black Enterprise on Tuesday announced Bozoma Saint John, the head of global marketing for Apple Music, as one of a number of people highlighted in its "Most Powerful Women in Business" list for 2017.

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15:12
Nintendo wins a key case against a 3DS modchip seller

Nintendo is no stranger to cracking down on companies that sell tools enabling pirated games on its consoles. However, its latest victory might be more important than most. The company has won a copyright case in Canada that accused Go Cyber Shopping...

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15:00
AWT News Update: March 7, 2017

We have some fascinating Apple news bits for you today, including our very own rumor about the next Apple event!

  • Apple released the fifth developer beta of macOS 10.12.4 today, so expect to see the final version released in the relatively near future
  • Some rumors swirling around forced us to create our own rumor - that the iPad event we're expecting will be held on April 4, 2017
  • WikiLeaks dumps a new bunch of files, this time stating that the CIA has a team that's dedicated to iPhone penetration and that they've "lost control" of the tools they have

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

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15:00
IT professionals think Apple devices are easier to...

A recent survey has found that your IT department thinks a Mac is more manageable than a PC or Chromebook.

According to a survey of IT professionals, Macs and iOS devices are easier to manage when it comes to security, device configuration, software deployment, and support. Of those surveyed, 62 percent said the Mac is as easy or easier to deploy than PC, and 93 percent said it’s as easy or easier to deploy an iPhone or iPad over another device.

While most IT professionals found Apple’s products easier to manage overall, that was not the case when it comes to Mac integration. Only 36 percent of IT professionals claimed that it was easy or easier to integrate Macs into other environments. The survey is based on responses from 300 IT professionals and was...

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14:57
FCC chairman Ajit Pai nominated for another term

President Donald Trump has officially nominated current FCC Chairman and net neutrality opponent Ajit Pai for another five-year term on the commission, Axios reported on Tuesday. Pai's first term officially ended on July 1, 2016, but FCC commissioner...

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14:45
ACLU and 170 other groups ask the FCC to keep net...

The current FCC administration is determined to end net neutrality whatever the cost, but that isn't stopping policy groups from making a bid to save it. Over 170 groups (including the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation...

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14:37
Apple Pay adds support for additional banks and card...

After prepping for and officially launching its Apple Pay service in Ireland today— the 14th country to get access to the payments service— Apple has also added 15+ additional banks and credit unions for two previously supported markets.

The company today added over a dozen additional banks and credit unions for users in the U.S., and in recent days added 8 new institutions & card issuers for users in Japan. A full list of the newly added banks is below.

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14:30
GDC opens up its arms to the trans community

Two weeks ago, the Trump administration rolled back federal protection for transgender students who wish to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. The act has drawn criticism for not just discriminating against transgendered people,...

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14:20
CNN launches a virtual reality news unit

The Cable News Network is going virtual. CNN has announced the launch of a new immersive journalism unit called CNNVR that will produce videos and live streams of major news events, along with a weekly virtual reality experience.

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14:18
iPad Pro ship dates may hint at Apr. 4 event, likely...




Apple could be preparing to announce or launch new iPads on Apr. 4, shipping delays for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro suggest, though Apple is unlikely to hold a launch event at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater as speculated by one website.

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14:04
Instagram Stories now feature Snapchat-like...

Snapchat gave users location-specific stickers for snaps back in August and now Instagram is doing the same. With a recent update to the photo-sharing app, you can now use geostickers to adorn images and videos in Instagram Stories. Right now though,...

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14:00
Lightroom for iOS turns your iPhone into a DSLR with...

Adobe optimized its powerful Lightroom photo-editing app for iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 last fall, but an update rolling out this week is taking advantage of Apple’s camera in a whole new way.

Lightroom Mobile version 2.7 is adding a raw high-dynamic range capture mode to help you achieve effects you were previously only able to get with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. The iPhone 7 Plus’s dual-lens system puts a DSLR-quality camera in your pocket already, and now Lightroom is upping the ante.

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13:56
How a joke tweet brought 911 to its knees

For over 12 hours in late October, 911 lines across the country were ringing so much that they nearly went down. Nobody knew why this was happening, until Phoenix police discovered that 18-year-old Meetkumar Hitesbhai Desai tweeted a link that caused...

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13:41
Apple Music’s Bozoma Saint John named one of ‘Most...

Apple Music’s Head of Global Marketing Bozoma Saint John has increasingly become a face for the company as the exec has appeared on stage at Apple events to introduce features and milestones for the service. Today she is named one of the ‘Most Powerful Women In Business’ by Black Enterprise magazine, making a final list of other prominent African American women that includes Beyonce, ABC president Channing Dungey, and WNBA President Lisa Borders, among others.

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13:38
Deals: Fully loaded 2015 12" MacBook for $1,299...




With very limited supply left, Adorama is taking $450 off Apple's 2015 12-inch MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 512GB) in Space Gray with no tax outside NY and NJ. Top Rated Plus eBay sellers also have refurbished Yuneec drones for $499 ($300 off new) and GSM unlocked 16GB iPhone 6 devices for $229.97.

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13:32
Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60...




Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.

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13:24
Rumor: iPad event speculated to be April 4th at...

Last month we shared a roundup of everything we expect from Apple’s rumored spring event for iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Apple World Today now speculates one possibility for when and where Apple might hold its rumored spring event.

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13:13
'Star Trek: Discovery' will have Jason...

Star Trek: Discovery's cast has slowly been coming together, but there's been one glaring omission: who's helming the show's namesake ship? At last, we know: say hello to Jason Isaacs, who will play the USS Discovery's Captain Lorca in the internet-f...

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12:54
Best aftermarket head units with Apple CarPlay for...

Lots of new cars are being introduced with Apple CarPlay this year, which is great if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, but you can easily add CarPlay to your current vehicle with aftermarket head units. With this in mind, we’ve tested several aftermarket CarPlay models and have come up with recommendations for various budgets.

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12:48
Uber confirms it's hiring a Chief Operations...

The rumors of Uber planning to hire a second-in-command were true. CEO Travis Kalanick has confirmed that his ridesharing company is "actively looking" for a Chief Operating Officer that would work with him to "write the next chapter in our journey."...

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12:42
Improving iPhone videography with the Beastgrip Pro...

By itself the iPhone has proved to be a more than capable photography and videography camera. And just like with standalone cameras, when combined with the right accessories, you can enhance the quality of your photos and videos.

For a lot of videographers in particular, a good camera cage marks the beginnings of a flexible video-taking rig. The same can hold true with the iPhone. When paired with an accessory like the BeastGrip Pro — a smartphone-centric camera rig and lens adapter system — you can bolt on additional accessories that allow you to do even more. more…

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12:41
Learn how to read faster with Spritz on the iPhone...




The average reading speed of an adult is just about 300 words a minute, which sounds impressive, but comprehension suffers as adults also tend to only retain about 60% of what they read -- fix both with Spritz.

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12:35
Rumor: Apple iPad event to be held on April 4, 2017...

If you've been looking for a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, you've probably noticed on the Apple online store  -- and read on most Apple-related websites -- that the device is currently showing a 2-3 week shipping time. What's really interesting is that clicking on the "Check availability" link for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro shows an April 4, 2017 availability date for any color, storage size, or connectivity choice (see image below). 

We've been hearing recurring rumors that a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a possible 10.5-inch iPad Pro, a revised 9.7-inch model to replace the iPad Air 2, and even a 7.9-inch iPad mini update might be announced soon. Perhaps Apple's event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, meaning that the new device would have "same day" availability after an announcement.

This makes sense for one more reason as well. At Apple's last event at 1 Infinite Loop, Tim Cook noted that it would be the last one at the current Apple headquarters. We now...

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12:24
Chanel 'launched' a rocket during its...

Fashion brands are really into space-themed shows at the moment. Just a few weeks ago, designer Nick Graham revealed his "Life on Mars: F/W 2035" menswear collection in NYC, and now Chanel has done something similar for its Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear ev...

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12:18
What the death of the CRT display technology means...

In my travels to dive bars throughout North America, I’d often see an old arcade game off in a corner. I was always happy to pop a few quarters in and play those wonderful old devices. I’d never thought about what happens when they can no longer use CRTs.

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12:00
Managing Apple in the enterprise

There may be some bias in this report but it at least confirms something many have known or suspected for years – Macs are easier to deploy, cost less and, when employees are given a choice of computer systems to use, they often choose to use Macs. The days of IT claiming they need to standardize on one device or brand are over.

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11:59
App Store URL suggests next MacOS upgrade not...




The first sign of Apple's next major release of macOS does not appear to be an increment to version 11, after a discovery of a catalog URL for the Mac App Store suggesting macOS 10.13 will be previewed to developers in the coming months.

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11:58
ZTE will pay $1.19 billion for violating US trade...

ZTE is still feeling the pain from its alleged violation of US trade sanctions against Iran and North Korea. The Chinese tech giant has reached an agreement with the Commerce Department to both plead guilty to violation charges and pay a total of $1....

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11:44
Google's Neural Machine Translation engine...

Late last year, Google announced a breakthrough in translating. Dubbed Neural Machine Translation, it let Google’s AI-powered engine tackle full sentences instead of just words, giving translations a more natural feel. Now Google is expanding it to a several more languages.

Back when it launched, Google’s new translator was available for English and just eight other languages, including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Turkish. Now it is bringing it to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese, with more rolling out in the coming weeks. The new languages are available anywhere Google Translate exists:  iOS and Android apps, on the web at translate.google.com or via Google search, and the Google...

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11:38
App camp for girls

This is a very popular program so, if you know any eligible girls, sign them ASAP.

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11:37
Apple seeds fifth developer beta of macOS 10.12.4...




Apple on Tuesday issued a fifth beta of macOS 10.12.4 to developers, bringing the software update one step closer to a public release.

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11:30
Toyota put on a race to find the most-efficient...

There's an air of excitement in the car as we whip around a corner at Sonoma Raceway, 45 minutes north of San Francisco. The passenger up front is barking stats at the driver while staring at an iPad: "We're at 24 percent, 27 percent, 32 percent, 37...

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11:19
Balloon Light

Seriously, how could you not like this.

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11:18
Lowest Price Anywhere: Apple's high-end 15...




AI readers this week can exclusively save $300 on Apple's premium Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage space and Radeon 455 graphics, bringing the price down to $2,499 with free expedited shipping. Plus, B&H will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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11:12
Information on first iPad Pro 10.5-inch case...




A Spanish distributor has allegedly been provided details about a case from an unnamed manufacturer gambling on the imminent release of a new Apple 10.5-inch iPad.

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11:09
External Link: Judge: FBI Can’t Force Touch ID...

Apple has scored an indirect victory in its ongoing skirmish with the FBI. A U.S. magistrate judge has ruled that the FBI cannot force potential targets to provide fingerprints to unlock Touch ID-equipped devices. The long-accepted rule of thumb in the security world has been that passcodes are more secure than fingerprints because you could be compelled to place your finger on the scanner but not to provide a passcode. This is a narrow decision, but it’s good to see the judicial system starting to catch up with the tech world.

 

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11:02
This 1080p 27-inch curved monitor just dropped to $...

This one’s for the gamers—and everyone else who loves awesome desktop displays. Samsung’s 27-inch curved monitor from the CF390 series is on sale at CDW until Friday for $190. Typical prices for that monitor are well over $200 on other sites around the web and often above $300.

The monitor features a 27-inch display with 1080p resolution, and a curvature radius of 1,800mm. Color support is 16.7 million colors. There’s a 4 millisecond response time, 178-degree viewing angle, 250-nit brightness, and 3000:1 contrast ratio.

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11:01
Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 5 for Mac

Apple is rolling out the fifth macOS 10.12.4 beta for developer testing. The upcoming version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac. Build 16E183b is currently available on Apple’s developer portal and should be available through the Mac App Store soon.

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11:00
Lyft lets you hail rides directly through other apps

Before long, you'll be able to hail a Lyft ride from a lot more places than just the company's app. That's the vision behind a new program for developers the company launched today called the Dispatch Developer Program. Lyft says that this set of API...

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10:40
Apple partners Foxconn and TSMC said to be bidding...

Digitimes cites Chinese publication Liberty Times in reporting that Apple manufacturing partners Foxconn and TSMC are planning to bid for shares of Toshiba’s flash storage business. The move could bolster Toshiba against Samsung which leads in the memory space.

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10:36
Amazon drops case for Alexa’s First Amendment rights

Amazon has abandoned its legal battle to protect its Alexa assistant with First Amendment rights — for now at least. The company filed a motion against a police search warrant in an Arkansas murder case earlier this month, but has now dropped the case after the defendant agreed to hand over the data contained on his Echo speaker to police.

Clearly, this will come up again.

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10:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Elago Aluminum iPhone Stand $...

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10:24
Honda, Porsche announce new Apple CarPlay-compatible...

Here's the accessory you've always wanted for your iPhone -- a sports car! Today car manufacturers Honda and Porsche both announced new models that feature Apple CarPlay compatibility, so it's time to talk your significant other into letting you buy one of these to go along with that nice iPhone 7 Plus you own...

2017 Honda Civic Type R

Honda's entry is the new 2017 Civic Type R, a racing-oriented sporty version of the longtime US standard Civic. The car has been available in Japan and other countries for quite some time, featuring better performance than a run-of-the-mill Civic, bucket seats, special driving modes, and a digital display that highlights lap times, g-forces, and other important info.

The Civic Type R supports both CarPlay and Android Auto through a 7-inch touchscreen in the dash. For those who haven't gone deaf already, the Type R has a 540-watt sound system with...

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10:22
This attack alarm is baked into a ring

The obvious issue with a personal attack alarm is that if you don't have one in your hand, it's pointless. We've seen a few devices that incorporate technology inside jewelry, which is the method adopted by Nimb's smart ring. After a successful crowd...

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10:21
An artist helps iTunes’ User Agreement go down easy

The EULA so many of us click through without ever bothering to read is ripe for parody and mockery.

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10:10
Macs and iPhones easier to support and deploy than...




Macs and iPhones are easier for IT administrators to deploy to workers than PCs and other smartphone platforms, according to a survey examining the increased adoption of Apple products in enterprise, with the results also indicating that Macs and iOS devices are also perceived as easier to secure and support than alternatives.

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10:09
eMate 300 turns 20

Stephen Hackett put together some links celebrating the eMate’s birthday. I’ll be honest, I forgot all about this product.

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10:07
External Link: Steve Jobs Initially Thought the...

On the Recode Decode podcast, former Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Operations Ron Johnson, who pioneered the Apple Store, revealed that Steve Jobs initially called the Genius Bar “idiotic.” Jobs argued that people who know technology don’t know how to connect with people, but the next day he ordered Apple Legal to file a trademark for “Genius Bar.” It’s a good reminder that Jobs not only didn’t come up with all of Apple’s good ideas, he also rejected many of them at first. But it also shows how Jobs was willing to be persuaded by people whose opinions he trusted.

 

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10:00
Pinterest adds visual search to its handy browser...

Pinterest introduces new ways for its users to access pinned items on the regular and today it's revealing yet another. Starting tomorrow, you can employ the company's visual search tech to hunt for things from inside its browser extensions. How does...

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10:00
BBC and ITV's 'BritBox' streaming...

The BBC and ITV have banded together to launch their own subscription streaming service in the US. They've teased "BritBox" before, but now it's actually here, for $6.99 per month on the web, Apple TV and Android (Roku, Chromecast and iOS apps are in...

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10:00
Razer's new digital currency is both outdated...

The last thing the gaming industry needs is another digital currency system that supplants dollars for an exclusive "points" system -- and yet that's exactly what Razer invited me to see at its San Francisco offices last week. The company's pitch was...

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09:56
Porsche looks at all-electric SUV, hybrid 911

Porsche may offer an all-electric version of its Macan compact SUV and could turn models such as the iconic 911 into hybrids, its sales chief said on Tuesday, amid a push by parent company Volkswagen to move on from dieselgate.

I understand this is where the industry is going, but there’s just something about the roar of a Porsche engine that gets my heart pumping.

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09:42
Land Rover's Project Hero SUV launches a drone...

It's no secret that drones are useful for surveying situations where it might be too dangerous for a human to tread. This includes tough terrain that search and rescue teams encounter and Jaguar Land Rover built a vehicle to lend a hand. The company'...

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09:37
Apple suppliers Foxconn & TSMC partnering on bid...




Two of Apple's main supply chain partners -- Foxconn and TSMC -- are joining together to bid for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business, a report said on Tuesday.

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09:22
Amazon hands over Alexa data after murder suspect...

Amazon has agreed to hand over Alexa data to prosecutors in a murder trial after the defendant, an Echo owner, gave permission. The company had initially refused to do so, saying it "seeks to protect the privacy rights of its customers" and that Alex...

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09:17
WikiLeaks document dump reveals CIA iPhone...




A new batch of 8,761 files was released on Tuesday by WikiLeaks that alleges that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a dedicated iOS exploit team -- and lacks the ability to keep the attack vectors under lock and key.

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09:15
∞ Woodturning a bowl from a log

I’m completely incompetent with tools but I love watching craftsmen create things out of raw materials. This video is a bit long but worth the watch.

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09:13
The ABCs of particle physics

This seems like it might be a primer or definitions for kids but even adults can learn a lot from this site.

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09:07
New macOS 10.13 URL reference suggests we won’t see...

Apple hasn’t officially named the next major version of macOS just yet, but we’ll likely see it debut at WWDC 2017 on June 5 in San Jose.

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09:01
WikiLeaks’ CIA document dump shows agency can...

WikiLeaks has released more than 8,700 documents it says come from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, with some of the leaks saying the agency had 24 “weaponized” and previously undisclosed exploits for the Android operating system as of 2016.

Some of the Android exploits were developed by the CIA, while others came from the U.S. National Security Agency, U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, and cyber arms dealers, according to the trove of documents released Tuesday. 

Some smartphone attacks developed by the CIA allow the agency to bypass the encryption in WhatsApp, Confide, and other apps by collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied, according to the WikiLeaks analysis.

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09:00
Engadget giveaway: Win a Marantz receiver courtesy...

You may have updated your set to 4K HDR to dazzle your eyes, but don't let your ears miss out on the all the fun. Auro Technologies offers an extremely immersive theater experience with its Auro-3D audio standard. Using a capable 9.1 or 10.1 speaker...

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08:39
iOS 11 concept video shows how Apple could do dark...

A new iOS 11 concept video created by Jacek Zięba shows how Apple could introduce tons of new features to the platform including dark mode, group FaceTime calling, and even split screen apps on the iPhone.

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08:32
Honda & Porsche reveal new sports cars with...




Automakers Honda and Porsche on Tuesday announced two new sports cars with support for Apple's CarPlay technology, namely the 2017 Civic Type R, and the 2018 911 GT3.

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08:02
Retrospect 14.0 backup software for Mac released...

Retrospect, the long-running suite of backup software, was updated today to version 14.0 for Mac users. The update is headlined by the support of Backblaze’s B2 API, a low-cost cloud storage solution and alternative to Amazon S3 and others. more…

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08:01
CIA has hacking unit devoted to iOS malware; has...

Wikileaks claims that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a specialized unit within its Center for Cyber Intelligence that is devoted to developing and obtaining zero-day exploits for iOS devices. A zero-day exploit is one unknown to Apple or security researchers, so cannot specifically be protected against.

Despite iPhone’s minority share (14.5%) of the global smart phone market in 2016, a specialized unit in the CIA’s Mobile Development Branch produces malware to infest, control and exfiltrate data from iPhones and other Apple products running iOS, such as iPads. CIA’s arsenal includes numerous local and remote “zero days” developed by CIA or obtained from GCHQ, NSA, FBI or purchased from cyber arms contractors such as Baitshop. The disproportionate focus on iOS may be explained by the popularity of the iPhone among social, political, diplomatic and business elites.

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07:57
Report confirms Sharp pouring $878M into in OLED...




Sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that Sharp is investing 1 trillion yen into OLED screen production, more than a month after reports circulated that it was planning to do so.

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07:32
Comment: iPhone’s bezel-free direction again makes...

I wrote an opinion piece last year speculating on Apple’s plans for its 2017 iPad line-up. A couple of factors led me to suspect that Apple may be planning to drop the iPad mini.

First, there was the fact that the starting price for the iPad mini 4 is exactly the same as for the iPad Air 2: $399. You’d already have to have a very strong preference for the smaller form-factor to want to shell out the same cash for the mini – especially given that you could combine phone and small tablet functionality by buying the Plus model iPhone.

Second, a KGI report suggesting that the 10.5-inch model would be the successor to the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro, while the new 9.7-inch model would be a low-cost model. That made it seem possible that Apple might be targeting an even lower price than $399, putting further pressure on the mini.

And now, consistent rumors of what we can expect...

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07:25
Republican congressman says low-income Americans...

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz believes he knows why some low-income Americans can’t afford healthcare costs: the iPhone. The congressman made these comments during an appearance on a CNN morning show, The Hill reports:

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07:20
Even Porsche’s street-legal racecar, the 911 GT3,...

Porsche has traditionally not emphasized creature comforts in its track-focused cars, even stripping out air-conditioning to keep the weight down. But the latest 911 GT3 – a model primarily aimed at track drivers who also want to drive the car to and from the circuit – now comes with CarPlay as standard …

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07:15
App Camp For Girls registration opens for 2017...

App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, has opened 2017 registration for its summer program that teaches girls how to make mobile apps in one week. This year, the aspiring developers will use Apple's new educational tool, Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that teaches Swift code in a fun and interactive way.

At App Camp for Girls, aspiring software developers receive a broad introduction to the process of iOS app development, from brainstorming and designing ideas to building and pitching their apps. The participants use Macs and Apple's suite of developer tools to build their apps and run them on iPod touch devices. 

Camp tuition is $400 for the week. In addition to launching a new location in Chicago, the program will again take place in Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix. Parents can register for 2017 sessions on the App Camp For Girls website...

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07:11
Official webpage hints at Apple Pay's imminent...




Apple's Italian website now includes a section dedicated to Apple Pay, confirming earlier signs that the mobile payment option is coming to the country in the near future.

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07:07
Patent report: face detection, hand detection, and...

Apple has been granted patent involving face recognition, which will fuel speculation that such a feature will be present in the upcoming “iPhone 8.” However, the technology could also apply to iPads and Macs.

The patent (number 9,589,177) is for “enhanced face detection using depth information.” It allows a device to extract and process facial features from a captured image to identify the person or people in the image, typically by comparison to a facial database. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that a necessary precursor to face recognition in many application environments is face detection. This involves processing a captured image to determine whether there are any faces in the image and, if so, determining the location and extent of each face. 

Face detection is also useful in other applications, such as content-based image retrieval, video coding video conferencing, crowd surveillance, and intelligent human-computer interfaces. The...

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07:00
Nest users can now enable two-step authentication...

Nest is getting a nice security improvement today with an update that brings two-step authentication for user accounts and all of the company’s products.

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07:00
The very cool Lofree mechanical keyboard launches on...

Lofree Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard. Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

For many years, our keyboards were mechanical. You pushed a key on a typewriter which either directly pushed a letter up to the paper or triggered an electric switch to do the same. Those keyboards always had a satisfying "clackity" sound to them, and had wonderful dished key-tops that welcomed your fingertips. Today, Lofree is launching a new mechanical keyboard on Indiegogo (currently $74, will be $99 when available to the public on Amazon after May, 2017), and I was fortunate enough to get to try one out. It could easily become your favorite keyboard!

Design

The first thing that hits your eye is the design of the keyboard, which is unlike just about any other Bluetooth keyboard on the market right now. It comes in three different colors; pure white, turquoise blue (how 1960s!), and sandstone black...

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06:44
Apple Pay comes to Ireland

Apple Pay is now available in Ireland with support for KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank. Visa and MasterCard holders that bank with KBC and Ulster Bank can use Apple’s mobile payment service, which also works with the Boon pre-pay system.

Apple Pay is currently available in 14 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and USA. Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. When paying within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.  It also works in macOS Sierra.

 

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06:38
First pictures from outside of new Cologne, Germany...




The scaffolding and construction fencing surrounding the new Cologne, Germany Apple store has been removed, with passers-by getting the first glimpses of the exterior of the store.

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06:15
Apple Pay to launch in Ireland on Tuesday

It looks like Apple Pay will arrive in Ireland this week.

The payment platform is expected to launch on Tuesday according to two sources close to the story.

In Ireland, Apple Pay will be supported by UlsterBank and KBC, both of which are multinational and have supported Apple Pay in other countries for some time now. Bank of Ireland and AIB are the biggest banks in Ireland with the latter supporting Android Pay.

Ireland is the latest country to gain support for Apple Pay. Most recently, the mobile payments platform has continued to expand in countries like the United States and Australia.

Apple Pay presently with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus; all Apple Watches; iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both iPad Pro models. Macs can also now use Apple Pay with macOS Sierra.

If you get a chance to try out Apple Pay in Ireland and have any feedback, please let us know in the comments.

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06:06
Fencing goes down, revealing new Apple Store in...

We’ve been hearing rumors about a second Apple Store in the Germany city of Cologne for years now, with apparent confirmation back in 2015. Apple made it official a few days ago, stating that the store would open on March 25, and Macerkopf took the above photo when the fencing finally came down.

The windows are still obscured, but the German site has a few more details …

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06:00
Nintendo Switch JoyCon controllers usable on Macs,...

You can use your new Nintendo Switch’s wireless controllers with your Mac.

The wireless controllers can be fully utilized by macOS. The units charge via USB-C and has a small Bluetooth pairing button next to the charging port atop the controller.

As expected, Nintendo’s JoyCon gamepads can connect to macOS as individual controllers. That means that even when attached to the Switch controller dock for a two-joystick experience, macOS does not recognize them as one controller.

On their own, the units feature 10 buttons along with the joystick and pairing mode for the Joy-Con controllers can be achieved by holding the pairing button located atop the connection groove where the controller snaps into the Switch tablet.

You can readily pair the JoyCon controller via Bluetooth on your Mac and all three controllers should simply show up as pair-able accessories once in Bluetooth pairing mode. The Joy-Con controllers are identified as “(L)” and “(R)” models,...

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05:59
Report highlights growth for Apple devices in...

Jamf, makers of popular Apple device management software for businesses, today released its Annual Jamf Trends Survey measuring use of Apple products in the enterprise. The key takeaway: both iOS and Mac adoption grew among business users last year.

The report also offers additional insight into growth for Apple among enterprise users last year, collecting data from 300 IT professionals, managers and executives from commercial organizations of 50 to 10,000+ employees from around the world.

Some of the data highlights include:

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05:39
Honda Civic Type R finally coming to U.S. – with...

The Honda Civic Type R has long been one of the most iconic ‘hot hatches,’ offering sportcar performance in a body based on the company’s 5-door hatchback. It’s never before been on sale in the USA, but the company has announced that all that is changing with the 2017 model, which will be available from this spring.

The long-awaited Civic Type R, slated to go on sale in the U.S. in late spring with an MSRP in the mid-$30k range, is the first ever Type R-badged Honda to be sold on American soil.

“The fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president & general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re happy to inform our U.S. enthusiasts that the long wait for the forbidden fruit of Honda Type R performance is nearly over!”

Along with squeezing 306 horsepower into a 2-litre DOHC engine, the car will come with CarPlay support as standard …

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05:30
How to clear your Safari browsing history in macOS...

You can remove all records that macOS Sierra’s Safari keeps of where you’ve browsed during a period of time you want. If your Mac and your other devices have Safari turned on in iCloud preferences, your browsing history is removed from all of them. 

Clearing your browsing history in Safari doesn’t clear any browsing histories kept independently by websites you visited. Choose History > Clear History, click the pop-up menu, then choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared.

When you clear your history, Safari removes all the data it saves as a result of your browsing, including the history of webpages you visited, the back and forward list for open webpages, Top Sites that aren’t marked as permanent, your frequently visited site list, recent searches, and more. So make sure you really want to remove all this data before you clear your Safari history.

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05:00
macOS and iOS continue to gain ground in the...

As shown by the 2017 Jamf Trends Survey, Apple is gaining ground in the enterprise because employees prefer devices they use in their personal lives. The survey looked at Apple in the enterprise – evaluating growth, key drivers for adoption and ease of management. 

Conducted in January 2017 by Dimensional Research, this survey is based on the responses of 300 IT professionals, managers and executives from commercial organizations of 50 to 10,000+ employees from around the world. It shows that standardization on a single device brand is a thing of the past. In fact, the ability to work on a device(s) that an employee chooses and feels comfortable with largely impacts their productivity and job satisfaction, notes Jamf. IT admins are adapting, finding that deployment, device configuration, security and support are easier with Apple operating systems than other operating systems. 

The survey from Jamf, a company that...

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04:50
Twitterrific for Mac project fully funded, more...

A Kickstarter project to fund the relaunch of Twitterrific for Mac has now been fully-funded, enabling Iconfactory to proceed. At the time of writing, the project had raised $78,616 against its $75k goal.

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04:33
Will you finally read the iTunes Terms and...

After 16 years of existence, surely hundreds of millions of people have encountered the iTunes Terms and Conditions screen… and hurriedly clicked through to accept the giant wall of text without actually reading its content. It’s cool: we all do it. All of that necessary legal jargon is an absolute pain to read, plus it’s doubtful than many of us would actually quit installation and live without the iTunes ecosystem because of what we read.

Drawn & Quarterly

Initially self-published, this brand new color edition is now out in paperback.

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04:09
Apple Pay now available in Ireland with KBC and...

As we reported exclusively last night, Apple Pay is now live in Ireland. The service allows iPhone and Apple Watch owners to use the NFC chips in their devices to pay for their shopping at contactless terminals in retail stores across the country.

Apple Pay requires iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, or any Apple Watch, and is launching with support for Ulster Bank and KBC in Ireland. Apple has also announced that the service is coming soon to Italy.

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Apple patent uses depth maps for smart facial...




Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering the detection of human faces in digital video feeds by leveraging depth map information, technology that could be a building block of a face-based bio-recognition system rumored to debut with this year's iPhone.

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Apple launches Apple Pay in Ireland with support for...




As rumored, Apple on Tuesday debuted Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank, introducing the mobile payments solution to its 14th worldwide market.

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