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Tuesday February 20

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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Monday February 19

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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Apple seeks new trademark for multicolor logo,...

Apple is seeking a new U.S. trademark for its iconic multicolor logo, commonly referred to as the "rainbow" logo, for use on clothing items, but don't expect to see the mark adorning products at an Apple store anytime soon.

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Chrome cleans up messy URLs when you share from your...

Google keeps making the web easier to use with its Chrome browser, from filtering ads on the desktop to getting rid of pop-ups and redirects on Android. The company just made sharing messy URLs nicer, too, thanks to the latest version of Chrome on mo...

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Photoshop Elements 2018 on sale through Feb. 20

Photoshop Elements doesn’t get nearly the love it deserves. It’s actually a pretty good photo editor, especially for amateurs.

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Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic starring Rosamund...

Amazon's latest Prime Video production won't just rely on star power to reel you in -- it should also appeal to science fans. The internet giant is teaming with France's Studiocanal on Radioactive, a biopic covering the work and romance of pioneerin...

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Apple updates macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS

Apple has released updates to macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS that resolves an issue of crashing when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.

The bug causes causes app and system crashing on iPhones, iPads, and Macs due to a specific letter in the Indian language Telugu. Apple devices can’t render the Indian character, causing apps or the entire system to crash. If the character is sent in an iMessage, for example, the recipient's Messages app will crash when the conversation is opened. 

If the character is pasted into the Safari or Chrome address bar on Mac, the browsers crash. This behavior extends to virtually any system text field on iOS and macOS, resulting in many third-party apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger being affected as well.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 is available at the Mac App Store via the Updates tab. You can download iOS 11.2.6 by navigating to the Software Update section of the Settings app on your iPhone and...

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Video: Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One

The smart speaker field is quickly becoming a new battleground for tech companies, with the likes of Amazon and Google going toe-to-toe with Apple. In this video, we take a closer look at how Apple's HomePod with Siri stacks up against the Sonos One with Alexa.

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PSVR's rodent adventure 'Moss'...

PlayStation VR's adorable murine tale Moss finally has a release date. Next Tuesday, February 27th, you'll be able to guide the big-eared rodent Quill along her adventure on your PlayStation 4. When it debuted at E3 last year, developer Polyarc (made...

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The evolution of Ferrari

I am an unabashed lover of most things Ferrari and this video is just a reminder of how many of their cars I’ve lusted over through the years. I’ve always wanted the 308 GTSI (The “Magnum P.I.” Ferrari) and I would murder family members just to drive the 1962 250 GTO.

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Snapchat is selling more than just crappy merch

Weeks ago, Snap opened up an in-app Snapchat store to sell merch, which appeared to be an attempt to open up a new revenue stream. But it looks like it will offer more than just dancing hot dogs. During yesterday's NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles, S...

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19...

Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 10.5.5, Default Folder X 5.2.2, and Alfred 3.6.


Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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ExtraBITS for 19 February 2018

In our only ExtraBIT this week, we get a peek inside iFixit’s dash to do a tear-down on the iPhone X when it was first released in Australia.


Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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Air Hogs' Supernova packs motion controls in a...

Toy drones have been cheap and plentiful over the past few years, but it's really hard for new products to stand out from the pack when they need to keep the price down and can't throw in premium features like a 4K camera. But that hasn't stopped Spi...

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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. 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 India...

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Twitterrific for Mac gains new profile details,...

Just a few days after Twitter announced the demise of Twitter for Mac, Twitterrific today has released a new update for its macOS application. The update brings new features for multi-account users, as well as new profile details, design tweaks, and more.


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Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates...

As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2....

Apple has released new software updates to address the Telugu character bug that affected devices running the latest public version of Apple’s software. Updates available today include iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad, tvOS 11.2.6 for Apple TV, watchOS 4.2.3 for Apple Watch, and macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update for Mac.


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Razor's e-skates are equal parts Heelys and...

As a cranky, childless adult in her late thirties I've largely missed the boat on personal transportation trends like Razor scooters, Heelys and hoverboards. This year Razor manages to combine all of those things into its new Turbo Jetts e-skates: It...

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Apple World Today News Update: February 19, 2018

Steve's podcasting record for February took another hit last Friday with a bad bout of stomach flu; today he's back with four news stories for you:

  • WWDC hasn't been officially announced, but rumors are pointing toward June 4 - 8, 2018 in San Jose, CA 
  • Apple's new flagship retail store in Chicago has another issue -- this time, a big crack in one of the glass panels
  • A drone crashed into Apple's new headquarters building over the weekend. The building is unscathed, but the pilot may not get the drone back (see video below!)
  • Twitter is dropping support for the Mac, discontinuing its Mac client. We have news of a deal for a replacement client for you

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


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NASA’s Opportunity rover sees its 5,000th day on Mars

This weekend, NASA's Opportunity rover spent its 5,000th day on Mars. While that is a feat in and of itself, it's even more impressive when you consider that it was only planned to last 90 Martian days, or sols. Both Opportunity and its companion rov...

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Hasbro's first HasLab toy is a replica of Jabba...

At this year's Toy Fair in New York, Hasbro announced HasLab, a new program that aims to bring to life special creations like a massive, four-foot long recreation of Jabba the Hutt's sail barge. The company is taking inspiration from platforms like K...

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Our mission is to document every physical record shop and record event on the planet. With your help, we can create an accurate listing of all record shops & record events, useful to diggers and travelers everywhere.

What a cool use of crowdsourcing data.

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'Mega Man Legacy Collection' is headed to...

Mega Man fans were likely excited to hear that the next chapter in the venerable video game franchise, Mega Man 11, is slated for a release sometime this year. At the same time, Capcom announced plans to release two new Mega Man Legacy Collection com...

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Google is testing a splitscreen view for Android...

The latest update to Chrome OS' Canary test channel should make multitasking on a Chromebook easier. Now, in addition to split-screening two native Chrome OS apps on your machine, you can run a Chrome OS app and an Android app side-by-side or two And...

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VLCKit 3.0 adds support for H.265, better 4K memory...

Today’s VLCKit 3.0 update from the developer of the popular VLC Media Player brings a number of enhancements to the framework for apps on iOS, tvOS, and macOS. This is the first major update for the framework in over three years.


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Apple Updates Its Operating Systems to Address...

Apple has updated all of its operating systems — macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 — to fix yet another text-crashing bug. Here’s how to get the updates, and our advice on when you should install them.


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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus dual cameras detailed in...

At this rate, there might not be much mystery left to the Galaxy S9 when Samsung reveals it on February 25th. WinFuture and Evan Blass have posted a flood of leaked images and details that appear to confirm key features of the S9, particularly its ca...

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Concept: Creating a more immersive HomePod store...

Prior to the release of HomePod earlier this month, many potential readers and Apple customers were eager to hear just how good the $349 speaker would sound. On launch day, we stopped in at several of Apple’s retail locations to see HomePod in person, bringing you photos of the store displays. Demoing a speaker in a noisy environment is no easy task, and while HomePod’s performance is admirable, the difference between your home and a busy store is still markedly obvious. Augmenting HomePod’s in-store display experience could help compensate for the shortcomings of a less-than-ideal testing environment. Here’s how it could be done.


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Google AI can scan your eyes to predict heart disease

Alphabet's health science company Verily has announced a wide range of projects, from developing smartwatches made for medical studies to mass-producing infected mosquitoes to curb their population. Scientists from the division now have a new endeavo...

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KODAK SCANZA film scanner excels at digitizing photo...

For those of us who are a bit older than the average, there's a problem -- while our newer photographic memories are captured in digital format, the older photos were taken on film in the form of negatives that were usually printed or in slides. There are services that provide scanning of these images, but they're expensive, and many older methods of scanning slides were slow and of limited quality. That's all changed with the new KODAK SCANZA film scanner (US$169.99, Amazon affiliate link) from KODAK licensee C+A Global.

Product photo courtesy of C+A Global


The design of the SCANZA is perfect for sitting down and digitizing a pile of slides or negatives in one session. It's a small (5.1 x 4.7 x 4.5 inch / 12.95 x 11.94 x 11.43 cm) device with a bright 3.5-inch LCD color display on top, and various openings around the bottom to accommodate...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple TV 64GB $160, MacBook...

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Opinion: Nokia hasn’t been healthy for Withings,...

Nokia’s ownership of Withings has been incredibly messy. After buying Withings in mid-2016, Nokia sued Apple over unrelated patents which resulted in Withings digital health products being pulled from the Apple Store.

While that dispute has since been resolved, Nokia now says it is reviewing its digital health business altogether. The result could be positive or negative for Withings customers depending on where ownership lands.

As a Withings customer myself, my hope is that Apple buys the digital health product business from Nokia — if only to do the bare...

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Growing glass crack appears at Michigan Ave. Apple...

A large crack recently appeared in one of the windows at Apple's Michigan Avenue store, and has not only gone unfixed but actually gotten bigger, photos show.

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iPhone and Apple Watch Emergency SOS feature save...

After a horrifying collision with a drunk driver at a stoplight, a woman saved her life by calling for help with her Apple Watch with its SOS feature.

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External Link: Watch iFixit Race to Tear Apart the...

Every year, a team from iFixit races to Australia to get one of the first of the latest iPhones in order to tear it apart and document it. Motherboard joined the company on this year’s quest to get inside the iPhone X — it’s a fascinating look behind the scenes. iFixit is a boon to the Apple community since they do more than anyone to promote DIY device repair.


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Huge crack in glass of flagship Chicago Apple Store...

A huge crack in the glass at Apple’s flagship retail store in Chicago has been present now for several weeks, and appears to be growing …


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∞ How iFixit became the world’s best iPhone teardown...

[VIDEO] This is a terrific story, well told by Jason Koebler and the Motherboard team. From the video description:

Every year there’s a race to become the first to tear down the phone, with teams from around the world flying to Australia—where it’s first released—to compete to be the first to look inside the world’s most coveted new phone.

This video (embedded in the main Loop post) is riveting, well worth your time. If this sort of thing interests you, you might check out this Twitter thread, where Jason tells the story about dropping his MacBook, cracking the screen, and encountering iFixit for the first time.

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∞ Hey Apple, I lost my drone on your roof. Can I get...

[VIDEO] Matthew Roberts (the guy who posts those monthly Apple Park drone construction videos):

A drone crashed into Apple Park over the weekend. The drone pilot got in touch with me shortly after the incident to inquire if I could assist in locating the downed drone. I was happy to oblige, so I took a Phantom 4 Pro out and began searching for it. It was eventually located on the Solar Roof and appeared to be intact for the most part.

The drone operator has gotten in touch with Apple and notified them of the drone crash and it remains to be seen, whether the operator will get his crashed drone back.

The video (embedded in the main Loop post) has (very choppy) footage of the drone going down. When I first saw this, I was reminded of all those times I knocked on neighbors doors to get back baseballs, footballs, and frisbees that landed in their yard or on their roof. Never a drone though.

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Facebook Shows Why SMS Isn’t Ideal for Two-Factor...

Facebook is sending its two-factor authentication users text messages they don’t want. This situation provides yet another reason why you should use a dedicated app for generating two-factor authentication codes instead of SMS.


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New video shows drone crashing onto roof at Apple...

Illustrating the risks of flying over Apple Park, a pilot crashed a drone into the complex over the weekend, requiring the help of a fellow pilot to locate the wreckage.

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The pros and cons of moving from a MacBook Pro to an...

Charles Arthur, The Overspill:

A couple of weeks ago, I opened my Macbook Pro as usual. The keyboard lit up, as usual. I waited – there’s that pause while the display gathers itself (it’s a 2012 model) and the processor pulls everything together and presents the login window.

Except this time, nothing. The display didn’t light. There was the quiet sound of the fans going, but nothing. Oh dear. Closed the display, opened it to catch it unawares – no, that wasn’t going to fool it. After a bit more futzing around, I concluded that it was not in the mood to work. But I had work to do, and so I turned to my iPad Pro.

This is a well-written post, from someone who uses a MacBook Pro to maintain a blog. This is particularly interesting to me for the obvious connection to my work writing for and maintaining The Loop.

What I particularly like about this post is the objective list of the good and the bad. All of these comments resonated for me. If you’ve considered...

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The Apple Watch just saved a woman and her baby...

Kylie Gilbert, Shape:

Kacie Anderson, a 24-year-old from Hannover, PA, used the watch’s SOS feature to call for an ambulance after suffering injuries from a car accident late last year. As Anderson recently shared in a letter to Apple, she was stopped at a red light with her 9-month-old baby when her car was struck by a drunk driver. She wasn’t able to reach her phone after the collision—but she was able to use her watch to get help.

“The moment he hit us everything inside the car went airborne. My face took a horrible blow to the steering wheel, headrest, back to the steering wheel, and then to the window. I blacked out for about a minute and could not see. My eyes were wide open but all I saw was black,” Anderson shares exclusively with Shape. “My hands flew around to feel for my phone and then I realized I had my watch on and commanded it to call 911.”

I love stories like this. Great publicity for Apple that shows an unassailable value of the Apple Watch....

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Apple launches “Close Your Rings” page, and a Stand...

I kind of love the look of Apple’s new Close Your Rings page. The design matches the Activity app icon, with lots of red, green, and that “Stand” shade of pale blue.

While we’re on the subject of Stand, I’d love to see Apple add just a bit more functionality to Stand tracking. As is, there’s a “you’ve not reached your Stand goal for the hour” and “You did it”. But nothing in between. The Activity app does show the individual stand status on a time line, but the current hour is either filled in (you reached the hour’s Stand goal) or faded (you’re not there yet).

I’m suggesting more of a status bar, something that fills up so I can see how close I am to my goal for the hour. As is, it’s a bit of a mystery how close I am. Sometimes, I get the “You did it” message and wrist tap when I reach the Stand goal, but often I do not get that completion message. Some sort of progress...

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Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides...

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've got one on our test bench.

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Apple officially swaps corporate address to Apple...

Michael Steeber , 9to5Mac:

On the heels of this past Tuesday’s annual shareholders meeting, Apple has made the transition to their new campus official by changing the company’s corporate address to One Apple Park Way. The change comes just weeks after Apple was given occupancy permits for several sections of the main campus building.

I feel like a small piece of Apple culture shifted. Goodbye Infinite Loop (sung to this tune).


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Apple should’ve caught the HomePod ‘white ring’...

The "white ring" problem that affects Apple HomePods placed on certain kinds of wood furniture relates to the interaction between silicone and wood and doesn’t appear to be Apple-specific. Still, some industrial design experts that Business Insider spoke to were surprised that the tech giant, which prides itself on attention to every detail, didn’t catch the issue in quality assurance testing.

The silicone attached to the bottom of the HomePod reacts with oil-coated wood as a result of sound vibrations, leaving a white “footprint.” On the bright side, the problem probably wont be costly or time consuming to fix. Cesar Viramontes, a Senior Industrial Designer at Y Studios, a San Francisco...

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One of our favorite deals over the past year has been for VPN Unlimited -- a top virtual private network provider. What's the big deal about VPNs? Well, they encrypt your internet usage end to end, keeping all of your work from the prying eyes of hackers...or governments. Today's deal gets you a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for $39.99 - a drop of $10 from the previous price tag and a huge drop from the regular price of $499.99!

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Idiots are tweeting the Teluga character to crash...

It was last week discovered that receiving a single Telugu (Indian language) character would cause iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch apps to crash – and it of course wasn’t long before idiots started doing it deliberately …


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Apple wants to help you get a good night’s sleep

Apple wants to help you get a better night’s sleep. The company has been granted a patent (number 20180042547) for “adjusting alarms based on sleep onset latency.”

In some implementations, an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch can adjust an alarm setting based on the sleep onset latency duration detected for a user of the device. For example, sleep onset latency can be the amount of time it takes for the user to fall asleep after the user attempts to go to sleep (e.g., goes to bed). 

The iOS or watchOS device can determine when the user intends or attempts to go to sleep based on detected sleep ritual activities. Sleep ritual activities can include those activities a user performs in preparation for sleep. The Apple device can determine when the user is asleep based on detected sleep signals (e.g., biometric data, sounds, etc.). In some implementations, it can determine recurring patterns of long or short sleep onset latency and present suggestions that might help the user...

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Your old iPod is a time capsule of your former...

If you have any of your old iPods in the depths of a desk drawer somewhere, they could act as an interesting time capsule of your musical tastes in your earlier life …


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‘A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia’ coming to...

Feral Interactive has announced that the latest game in the Total War franchise is coming to macOS and Linux sometime around the end of April.

A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is described as an epic historical strategy game, and the first of a series of standalone Total War games …


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Install Disk Creator makes it easy to create macOS...

MacDaddy’s Install Disk Creator, a free installer disk utility for macOS, simplifies the process of creating a bootable macOSinstaller from Mac App Store installation files, which can then be used to install the Mac operating system on any compatible Mac.

The application — compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher (including 10.3 High Sierra) makes creating an operating system install disk a simple process: you just  download the macOS installer from the Mac App Store, run the Install Disk Creator app, and select a drive to create the installation disk on.

Install Disk Creator presents a clean, simple interface that guides users through the process of creating a macOS installation disk. Novice users will appreciate the application's ease of use, while power users will appreciate the ability to create installation disks without the need to remember the entire series of commands that were once required...

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HomePod’s white ring problem should be easy to solve...

The HomePod wasn’t available for long before some owners started noticing that it can leave a white ring on some types of wood.

Industrial designers have said that it’s surprising that Apple didn’t catch the issue during testing, but the good news is that it shouldn’t be hard for the company to resolve …


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How to listen to podcasts on a HomePod

It’s easy to listen to podcasts on a HomePod. There are hundreds of thousands of free podcasts to choose from.

  • How to listen to a podcast. Say, for example, “Hey Siri, play the podcast Myths & Legends.”
  • How to subscribe to a podcast. Say “Hey Siri, subscribe to this podcast” to add it to your library. When new episodes are available, they appear in Listen Now in the Podcasts app on your iOS device and Apple TV.
  • How to change the playing speed. Say “Hey Siri, play this faster,” or “Hey Siri, play this slower” to listen to news and podcasts at a pace you’re most comfortable with.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 19, 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.

iOS Apps/Updates

Kiupe has launched Math Mathews Fractions. Developed for children ages 9 to 12, the $2.99 app is designed to help kids learn about fractions, and is packed full of puzzles, treasure, and swashbuckling pirates. There are 12  modules that cover all of the concepts relating to fractions.

Kalypso Media has releases Ski Jumping Pro, an update of its winter sports title. The app now boasts an entirely new graphics engine, revamped multiplayer mode, additional courses and improved character models and environments. Ski Jumping Pro is free...

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Rumor: Apple to possibly host WWDC from June 4-8 at...

If you’re looking to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this year, you might be headed to San Jose.

A current rumor has it that the 2018 WWDC may take place between Monday, June 4 and Friday, June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, the same venue where WWDC 2017 was hosted.

The conference was hosted at the Moscone Center in San Francisco between 2003 and 2016.

In addition, the McEnery Convention Center is already booked with other events during the second, third, and fourth weeks of this June, leaving the first full week of the month as the only available window for WWDC 2018, barring the rare possibility that Apple shares the space with other events simultaneously.

WWDC has typically occurred during June since the 2000s and tends to fall within the first half of the month. Apple has yet to finalize the dates, though the announcement generally occurs in April.

WWDC is where Apple unveils the latest...

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Twitter announces plans to discontinue Mac version...

In less than a month, Twitter’s Mac client will no longer be available.

Per an announcement from @TwitterSupport on Friday, the company said Twitter for Mac is no longer available for download starting now, and that it will not supported at all in 30 days.

The company offered the following explanation as to why its web-based client is better than the Mac client:

We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.

Twitter has long made it clear it would rather we use a browser on the desktop, a view that has caused controversy for much of its user base.

Definitely not a popular move.

Please let us know what you make of this in the comments.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of...

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

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Hands On: Chrome Remote Desktop (OS X, iOS)

Imagine squeezing your retina iMac screen down onto an iPhone 5. You can do it. It might look a bit silly and initially you might wonder why you'd bother, but it has long been possible to see and remotely control your Macs and PCs on even your iPhone. Now Google has released Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS and you can do it for free. You'll do it, too: try this once and you will forever keep finding other reasons why it's incredibly useful. It's fantastic when you forget a file, for instance, and can now just find and email it to yourself from afar. And it will save your soul, your sanity and yo...


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InvenSense hit with lawsuit over concessions in...

A new lawsuit filed against gyroscope and accelerometer supplier for Apple, InvenSense, accuses the company of failing to tell investors about the concessions it made to secure a recent deal. InvenSense parts are used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; executives should have warned investors, the suit alleges, that Apple was given a "sweetheart deal" that would hurt profits. "Instead of revealing the true condition of the company and its prospects, defendants hid those facts from investors and chose to issue strong guidance and paint a picture of a bright future with a new mega-customer," the complai...


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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship...

With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch.

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AllCast media streamer makes leap to iOS

A new port of AllCast, a popular Android app, has just been released for iOS. The title lets users stream personal photo, video, and music libraries to a variety of platforms, not just the Apple TV, the only format natively supported by Apple. Some compatible targets include Chrome, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, WDTV, Xbox One/Xbox 360, and various platforms compatible with DLNA....

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Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week...

Ten years after giving away its first song, Apple has reportedly wound down the "Single of the Week" program that offered iTunes users a chance to download a free track from up-and-coming artists.

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Quanta ramping up production of 12-inch MacBook Air...

Taiwan-based supplier Quanta Computer has entered into "volume" production of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, according to supply chain sources. The laptop is reportedly on track to ship in the first quarter of the year, despite other rumors pointing to the second quarter. The new sources say that Quanta has escalated recruitment efforts in order to speed up production....

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Hands On: Toca Hair Salon 2 (iOS)

Makeover apps tend to be somewhat serious, and are generally geared toward adults. Instead of being a fun game, they tend to be more akin to photo-editing software, which is generally pretty complex and low on the amusement scale. Toca Boca, however, has stepped forth with Toca Hair Salon 2, a makeover game that offers a lot to younger gamers or future beauticians....

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Facebook will display Amber Alerts in News Feeds

Facebook will start to post into its users News Feed alerts about missing children in the future, in an effort to locate them. A partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will involve the social network showing Amber Alerts to Facebook users located in specific search areas, both on mobile devices and desktops....

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Briefly: Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS, CBS News iOS...

Google has expanded its Chrome Remote Desktop app to include iOS compatibility. Now available for download on iTunes, iOS users can now orchestrate accessing their desktop computer for free by downloading the accompanying Chrome browser app. Chrome Remote Access has been available for Android users since last year....

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