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Sunday September 24

13:52
Microsoft Office 2016 15.38

Patches two important security vulnerabilities in Excel. ($149.99 new, free update)

 

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13:36
‘Have a good day’: B.C. man politely asks family of...

This might be the funniest Canadian thing you see all weekend.

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12:31
Office 365's revamped web launchers put you to...

Sometimes, it's not your productivity apps that need a tune-up... it's how you get to those apps that needs work. And Microsoft knows it. The tech firm has redesigned the Office.com front end and Office 365's web app launcher. There's now a recommend...

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12:29
Quicken 4.6.3

Fixes a number of bugs, and paves the way for using the new Quicken Cloud service for syncing the desktop and mobile apps. ($74.99 new, free update from Quicken 2017)

 

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12:03
Video: First look at new Apple TV 4K with HDR




The new Apple TV 4K offers ultra-high resolution streaming from services like iTunes and Netflix, as well as access to apps and games on the tvOS App Store. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new set-top streaming box.

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12:00
Netflix app updated for 1080p HDR on iPhone 8,...




An update to the iOS Netflix app brings HDR video to Apple's new crop of phones including the iPhone 8 family and November's iPhone X, but as of yet, the feature has not been added to the Apple TV version of the app.

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11:47
Super Mario Run update to bring new world and...

Super Mario Run came to iOS earlier this year to great fanfare, but since then interest in the game has waned. Nintendo is hoping to change that next week, however, with a major update to Super Mario Run, as well as a steep price cut…

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10:59
Maze-like chip helps spot aggressive cancer cells

It's difficult to spot cancer cells -- just one in a billion blood cells are cancerous. How do you isolate them to know the trouble someone is facing and eventually treat it? By drawing the kind of mazes you enjoyed as a kid, apparently. Researche...

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09:30
The best air purifier

By Tim Heffernan and John Holecek

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

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09:24
Inside iPhone 8: Apple’s A11 Bionic introduces 5 new...

As I said on the Your Mac Life Show with The Publisher last Wednesday, Apple isn’t getting nearly enough credit for the chip efforts.

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09:22
The Truth is in The Cloud – Mac Geek Gab 676

iOS 11’s Spotlight Search, Files App, Photo Search, and app management start the show. Then it’s on to discussing the best ways to troubleshoot all iCloud syncing issues. Have dual monitors or are just particular about your window locations? We’ve got that covered, too… and a lot more! And hey, there’s a DAC in that dongle! Press play and enjoy.


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08:29
Apple Configurator 2.5

Updates Apple’s Mac tool for configuring and deploying software to multiple iOS and tvOS devices; requires macOS 10.12.5 Sierra. (Free update, 65.6 MB)

 

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08:00
My not nearly complete, but rather entertaining,...

This is a really nerdy article but the bottom line is interesting. I’ll keep it in mind next time I’m asked about polarizing filters.

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08:00
After Math: Like looking into the future

It was an exciting week for futuristic technologies. Knightscope debuted its newest roboguard, Nest showed off a face-recognizing outdoor camera, and Google came up with a way to close your garage from anywhere in the neighborhood. Numbers, because h...

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05:30
The Ben Heck Show: Motor control

Stepping onto the other side of the camera, Max decides he wants to learn more about motors, from motor control to motor drivers. Luckily, Felix is on hand to play teacher as he takes Max on a comprehensive tour. Will the combination of DC motors...

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03:04
Axon hopes you'll submit smartphone video as...

In theory, handing your smartphone video over to the police if you have evidence of a crime is the right thing to do -- it provides accountability and could be the key to a conviction. However, those contributions are about to enter a gray area. Ax...

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02:29
GraphicConverter 10.5

Adds support for a number of new features in macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($39.95 new, free update, 175 MB)

 

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00:28
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.2

Maintenance release for the backup utility. ($39.99 new, paid upgrade, free update from version 5, 12.4 MB)

 

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Saturday September 23

22:29
Typinator 7.3

The text-expansion tool gets updated with more than 40 improvements and bug fixes, including compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. (€24.99 new, free update, 8.2 MB)

 

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21:33
Uber is ready to cut a deal to get its London...

Uber may have lost its London taxi license with no small amount of drama, but it's already willing to make concessions. The ridesharing outfit's city manager Tom Elvidge tells the Sunday Times that he would "like to know what [Uber] can do" to "get t...

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19:35
'Super Mario Run' update breathes life...

You'd be forgiven for wondering what was happening with Super Mario Run. After a flurry of activity in its first few months, things have mostly quieted down. However, Nintendo is about to spark a bit of life into its signature mobile game. It's re...

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18:01
Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc on Arecibo radio...

Puerto Rico is suffering on an unimaginable scale in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Many have been displaced from their homes, and the entire territory may go without electricity and reliable communication for months. And while the human tragedy is cle...

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17:10
Calcbot updated w/ iPad enhancements, Taptic Engine...

Calcbot, the popular calculator app from the developers behind Tweetbot, has today been updated with a few notable improvements, mostly for iPad users. Version 2.2.0 of the app brings iOS 11 support, improved multitasking, and more…

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16:32
Watch the NFL's London game at 9:30AM Eastern

You're about to get a chance to watch an out-of-the-ordinary NFL game wherever you happen to live. The league and Yahoo (disclaimer: yes, they're part of our parent company Verizon) are streaming a special game in London on September 24th at 9:30AM...

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16:19
Inside iPhone 8: Apple's A11 Bionic introduces...




Apple's new A11 Bionic chip used in iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X packs in an array of processing cores and sophisticated controllers, each optimized for specific tasks. We only know a bit about these, let alone what else is packed into this SoC. Here's a look at the new Apple GPU, Neural Engine, its 6 core CPU, NVMe SSD controller and new custom video encoder inside the package.

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14:58
DHS finally reveals the states Russia hacked during...

State officials finally know if they serve one of the 21 states Russia tried to hack during the 2016 Presidential elections. Homeland Security and other agencies found out in 2016 that Russian government hackers tried to get into some states' voting...

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13:30
What we're watching: 'Marvel's The...

Welcome back to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they've been watching in their spare time. This month we're talking about the latest Marvel/Netflix series, The Defenders, to find out if it's as bingeworthy as previous efforts....

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12:13
1Password 6.8.2

Maintenance update fixes a number of customer-reported issues. ($64.99 new, free update, 48.6 MB)

 

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11:59
Twitter tests lightweight mobile app for countries...

It's not just Facebook and Google who are slimming down their mobile apps for the sake of regions where data is slow or spotty. Twitter has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a native Android equivalent to its Lite website in the Philippines,...

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11:51
Mobile photo editor Snapseed gets a UI facelift and...

Snapseed is my favourite iOS editing tool. The new UI takes a bit of getting used to but being able to save “Looks” is worth it.

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11:20
Apple only allows streaming, not downloading, of...

While this makes sense, it’s one of those things that might put people off the new Apple TV.

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11:00
Companies Cheer Completion of Open-Design...


Microsoft has announced completion of the Marea undersea cable, which stretches 4,400 miles between Virginia, and Bilbao, Spain. A joint project of Microsoft, Facebook and Telxius, the cable lies more than 17,000 feet below the ocean's surface. It is the first cable to link Virginia and Spain. The Bilbao terminus provides access to network hubs in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Marea is located several miles south of the current connection points between the U.S. and Europe, for protection against natural disasters.

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10:34
Apple's Swift 4.0 Includes A Compatibility Mode...

An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld:
Swift 4.0 is now available. It's a major upgrade to Apple's Swift, the three-year old successor to the Objective-C language used for MacOS and iOS application development. The Swift 4 upgrade enhances the Swift Package Manager and provides new compatibility modes for developers. Apple said Swift 4 also makes Swift more stable and improves its standard library. Swift 4 is largely source-compatible with Swift 3 and ships as part of Apple's Xcode 9 IDE...

Swift 4's new compatibility modes could save you from having to modify code to be able to use the new version of the compiler. Two modes are supported, including the Swift 3.2 mode, which accepts most source files built with Swift 3.x compilers, and the Swift 4.0 mode, which includes Swift 4 and API changes. Apple said that some source migration will be needed for many projects, but the number of source changes are "quite modest" compared to many previous major changes between Swift...

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10:31
Sprint and T-Mobile could merge in late October

There have been hints that Sprint and T-Mobile are seriously talking about a merger (again), but how likely is that union, really? Quite likely, if you ask Reuters' sources. They understand that the two carriers are "close" to agreeing on terms, an...

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10:13
Default Folder X 5.1.6

Adds compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra and fixes a number of bugs. ($34.95 new, free update, 6.4 MB)

 

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09:59
How to easily transfer data from Android or your old...

Thanks to our sponsor iMobie. Check out its app AnyTrans for transferring data from Android and old iPhones to iOS 11:

Following this week’s release of iOS 11 alongside the launch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the latest update of AnyTrans for Mac introduces support for the release to make transferring data from Android or an old iPhone easy.

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09:17
This week’s top stories: iPhone 8, Apple Watch...

In this week’s top stories: The iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K are now available and we go hands-on with it all, Apple officially release iOS 11, the iPhone X launch looms, and much more. Read on for it all… more…

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09:00
Recommended Reading: Behind the scenes of '...

The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of 'Blade Runner 2049'
Brian Raftery,
Wired

The much-anticipated Blade Runner sequel is due to hit theaters in two weeks, but Wired wants to make sure you're properly prepared for that viewing. Step behind the...

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08:15
This guy flew his camera drone onto, inside, and...

While it’s obviously at least unwise, if not technically illegal to fly a drone like this, you’ve got to admire the mad skills of the pilot operator.

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08:13
Dropbox updated with iOS 11 Files app integration

Dropbox for iOS has been updated with support for a key iOS 11 feature: the new Files app on iPhone and iPad. The update comes the same week as Apple released iOS 11 to the public.

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07:36
Here’s how well the iPhone 8’s new all-glass design...

When Apple announced the new iPhone 8, it was quick to tout the device’s durability. With a new, all-glass design, customers were rightfully worried about how sturdy that glass was. “This glass is the most durable ever in an iPhone,” Apple said.

A new video from YouTuber PhoneBuff puts Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus to the test with an extensive drop test and comparison to the Galaxy Note 8.

more…

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07:00
Moleskine’s smart planner requires too much effort...

As a tech reporter, I sometimes find my reliance on physical planners and paper notebooks embarrassing. But there's something about the act of writing my appointments down that makes them feel more official. As my friends will tell you, though, all t...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend -- and be careful with your new iPhone 8.

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04:00
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Sept...

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Sept. 18-22.

iOS 11 was released this week. However, one feature, Apple Pay Cash, will arrive in an update to iOS 11 (and watchOS 4) won’t arrive for a while. Apple says it’s coming this fall. 

Speaking of iOS 11, iPhone users are likely to quickly adopt the operating system update based on current adoption analysis, according to a new set of StatCounter Global Stats.

Apple has also released watchOS 4, featuring a “proactive” Siri watch face, personalized Activity coaching and a new music experience. The update also sports an enhanced...

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03:00
Apple: iPhones Are Too 'Complex' To Allow...

Jason Koebler writes: Apple's top environmental officer made the company's most extensive statements about the repairability of Apple hardware on Tuesday: "Our first thought is, 'You don't need to repair this.' When you do, we want the repair to be fairly priced and accessible to you," Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of policy and social initiatives said at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. "To think about these very complex products and say the answer to all our problems is that you should have anybody to repair and have access to the parts is not looking at the whole problem." Apple has lobbied against "Fair Repair" bills in 11 states that would require the company to make its repair guides available and to sell replacement parts to the general public. Instead, it has focused on an "authorized service provider" model that allows the company to control the price and availability of repair.

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02:19
Apple's former GPU maker Imagination agrees to...

Losing Apple as a customer can be rough for a supplier, as Imagination Technologies found out. In April, the UK chipmaker announced that the folks in Cupertino planned to develop their own mobile GPUs and would no longer rely on its PowerVR tech for...

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00:13
Watch: Unboxing both Apple Watch Series 3 Edition...




Apple released its all-new LTE-connected Apple Watch Series 3 lineup on Friday, including two Edition models sporting sleek ceramic cases. AppleInsider presents a special dual unboxing of the high-end wearables, in both gray and white.

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Friday September 22

21:19
YouTube’s 'Creators for Change’ premiere at...

You can find almost anything on YouTube these days, but with the "Creators for Change" program, the site had a specific goal in mind: Show how its platform could be used for social good. Tonight at the first ever Tribeca TV Festival, YouTube premiere...

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21:11
This week on AI: iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K & Apple...




The iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 finally hit shelves at the end of the week, not long after the launch of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. All was not smooth sailing for Apple, as the company found itself having to promise minor software updates to fix bugs or fill in missing features.

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20:16
Intel's Project Alloy VR headset is dead

Intel won't be releasing its Project Alloy VR headset platform anytime this year -- in fact, it won't be releasing the technology at all. The tech giant has officially killed the initiative, which aimed to provide partner companies an open reference...

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20:03
Imagination Technologies sells to China-backed...




Canyon Bridge, an equity firm backed by Chinese fund Yitai Capital, on Friday announced an agreement to acquire British chipmaker, and soon-to-be-former Apple partner, Imagination Technologies.

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19:05
Hackers Using iCloud's Find My iPhone Feature...

AmiMoJo shares a report from Mac Rumors: Over the last day or two, several Mac users appear to have been locked out of their machines after hackers signed into their iCloud accounts and initiated a remote lock using Find My iPhone. With access to an iCloud user's username and password, Find My iPhone on iCloud.com can be used to "lock" a Mac with a passcode even with two-factor authentication turned on, and that's what's going on here. Affected users who have had their iCloud accounts hacked are receiving messages demanding money for the passcode to unlock a locked Mac device. The usernames and passwords of the iCloud accounts affected by this "hack" were likely found through various site data breaches and have not been acquired through a breach of Apple's servers. Impacted users likely used the same email addresses, account names, and passwords for multiple accounts, allowing people with malicious intent to figure out their iCloud details.

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19:02
Singapore government to trial Apple Pay for public...




A small number of commuters in Singapore will soon be able to use their iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for train and bus rides, as the country's Land Transit Authority plans to launch a pilot program involving Apple Pay in 2018.

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18:44
Nintendo rolls out two-step authentication for...

Nintendo now supports two-factor verification to its Nintendo Accounts. This adds another layer of security by requiring codes generated from the Google Authenticator app, though it comes years later than most other gaming platforms.

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17:18
Apple adds global FeliCa support to Apple Pay with...




Overshadowed by Apple's recent glut of hardware news, the company's latest mobile devices now feature NFC technology that allows all iPhone 8, iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 devices, even those sold outside of Japan, to interact with FeliCa terminals.

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17:14
Uber's new chief says the company is paying for...

New company chief Dara Khosrowshahi has sent out an email to his employees about London, and it shows that the company might truly be under a different kind of leadership now. One that doesn't sound like it'll encourage "hustlin'" and overlook bad be...

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17:01
Inside iPhone 8: new 29 watt Fast Charging like iPad...




Apple's new iPhone 8 supports new Qi wireless charging pads as a wireless convenience, but if you're in a hurry to recharge, you'll want to plug it in to take advantage of the significantly faster charge you can get using a standard 10 or 12 watt iPad adapter. New to iPhone 8 is an even quicker "Fast Charging" feature that uses the 29 watt USB-Power Delivery specification associated with USB-C and USB 3.1 to get you from zero to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

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16:24
Macworld’s October Digital Magazine: Your complete...

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld magazine.

In the October issue

The latest issue features our Ultimate Guide to Apple Pay: Everything you need to know, including how to use it on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, and what stores and apps accept it. Also inside you’ll find our head-to-head, iPhone 7 Plus vs. Note 8: Find out which phone’s portrait mode performed better. We also have the highlights from Tim Cook’s 3rd quarter financial call with analysts. 

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16:05
Climbkhana: Ken Block explains Pikes Peak assault in...

By Carter Jung

Climbkhana is clever. And no, not because it's a portmanteau. Rather it's how Ken Block and his merry band of Hoonigan Media Machine misfits took something the internet clearly loves, hooning, and paired it with a picturesque mountain...

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16:02
The Intriguing Design of The Steve Jobs Theater...

The Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park isn’t just an auditorium for Apple presentations.


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15:42
Watch: Unboxing all 3 iPhone 8 colors, plus bonus...




Considering a new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? AppleInsider unboxes all three color options of Apple's latest handset lineup and goes through the new Quick Start setup feature, which lets users transfer setup options and settings over from another device running iOS 11.

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15:28
iTunes Digital Copy redemptions from non-4K Blu-rays...




While 4K films on iTunes are streaming-only, it appears that users may be able to upgrade their movie collection if they buy a physical Blu-ray copy that comes with an iTunes Digital Copy code, even if the Blu-ray is just 1080p HD.

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15:04
Fitness app company settles with FTC for nearly $1...

If you're going to create a mobile app that offers monetary rewards for meeting fitness goals, you should probably make sure you back your promises up. The Pact fitness app offers users a way to incentivize workouts by charging a fee when users miss...

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15:00
Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular now available

On September 22, Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular and Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS went on sale around the world at 8 a.m. local time. The new Watches add powerful health and fitness enhancements, a faster dual-core processor, a new wireless chip and watchOS 4.

Enjoy folks, I’m loving mine.

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15:00
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: Where to buy Apple'...

They've arrived: The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available. Apple has skipped the standard “S” release and headed straight to prime time with the 8, and there are plenty of new features to make it exciting—including wireless charging, a glass back, and a new TrueTone LCD display.

Now that you’ve had time to drink in all the details, it’s time to get your own. Apple’s online store may seem like the most obvious choice, but you can also get it from the Apple Store app for iOS with Apple Pay, which has worked very smoothly for us in the past.

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14:56
Apple Daily Report for Sept. 22, 2017

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve Sande, takes a mini-road trip to celebrate his birthday (happy birthday, Steve). In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

The iFixit gang, which tears apart tech products and looks at their innards has gotten their hands on iPhone 8 models. You can see their teardown and its results here.

The iPhone is back at the top of the DxOMark camera rankings, after the Google Pixel and HTC U11 beat out the iPhone 7 series. The sensor improvements and new features in the iPhone 8 gave it a score of 92, while the dual-camera iPhone 8 Plus scores 94.

Apple launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off in a “...

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14:56
Apple doubles its iTunes movie rental window from 24...

In a support document Apple notes that, along with the launch of the new Apple TV with 4K, it’s extended the rental window for films rented on iTunes. 

Customers have 30 days to start watching a movie after it's been rented. Once a movie is started, there's an additional 48 hours to finish the movie and/or rewatch it. That’s up from 24 hours previously (at least in the U.S.).

To see if a movie is available for rent, search the iTunes Store for that title and look for a Rent button. After you choose Rent, you can choose whether you want to stream your rental or download it.

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14:45
Anki OVERDRIVE Adds Fast & Furious Edition

Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition launches with new cars and special track pieces to make your iPhone car racing more exciting.


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14:40
Tip of the Day: Pairing your Apple Watch with a new...

It’s September, and that means it’s iPhone upgrade season again. If you’re an Apple Watch user who has just picked up a new iPhone, it’s important to know that your Apple Watch has a particularly special relationship with your old iPhone, so you won’t just be able to backup your data from your old iPhone and then restore it to a new one without factoring your Apple Watch into the equation. Further, if you’ve purchased…

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14:39
Lenovo’s leaked 25th-anniversary ThinkPad sports a...

The latest ThinkPad that Lenovo brought to CES back in January had a notably sleeker, more modern appearance than the line's traditional boxy black look. But it kept a couple features, like the red TrackPoint nub and 45-degree ThinkPad logo, that hav...

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14:30
iPhone 8: Unboxing the new iPhone

Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus started shipping today. They’re being delivered to anyone who pre-ordered one, and you can also stop by your local Apple store and pick one up.

Macworld’s Leah Yamshon got both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus this morning, and she hosted a live unboxing video on Macworld’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. She showed the phones to the audience, went through the first steps of the setup, tried out the wireless charging, and answered questions from viewers.

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14:20
Apple extends iTunes movie rentals to 48 hours

It used to be that when you rented a movie from Apple's iTunes service, you'd have 24 hours to finish watching it. You could start streaming the rental within 30 days of purchase, of course. Just a couple of weeks after Apple made 4K an affordable op...

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14:15
iVAPO Folio Case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a...

Jeff Butts looks long and hard at this iPad Pro case to see if it’s worth a second look, and likes what he sees.


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14:11
Apple extends iTunes movie rental viewing window to...




To coincide with the launch of Apple TV 4K and iPhone 8 series, Apple on Friday updated its website with new information regarding movie rentals, saying viewers now have up to 48 hours to complete their rented titles after first pressing play.

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14:05
Terminal Tinkering: Say Hello to TMO’s New Podcast...

Say hello to Terminal Tinkering, TMO’s brand new podcast where you can learn all about going under the hood with your tech gear to make your own smart home devices, build a Hackintosh, and more.


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14:03
Tesla might build convenience stores at its charging...

Tesla plans to roll out more electric supercharging stations this year, especially in big cities, which should double the size of its network. But even with more places to juice up your Tesla, it still takes far longer to refill an EV than gassing up...

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13:55
Hands-on with Apple TV 4K and the new Siri Remote

Bring on the 4K HDR movie binge watching. The new Apple TV 4K is out today and we’ve got our hands on Apple’s new streaming box.

The reviews call it the best TV box on the market, but note its premium price means it’s not for everyone. Apple still offers the two-year old 1080p version for its same $149 price, and $30 more gets you a faster processor with 4K HDR support.

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13:51
First look: Apple TV 4K with tweaked Siri remote...




If you owned the previous fourth-generation Apple TV with Siri remote, you'll be hard pressed to find any differences with the new fifth-generation Apple TV 4K, aside from a white, raised ring around the Menu button on the remote.

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13:42
Verizon will give rural customers more time to find...

Recently, Verizon sent letters to around 8,500 customers living in rural areas that informed them their service would be cut off as of October 17th. Verizon claimed that those customers were using enough data while roaming outside of the Verizon netw...

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13:40
iTunes rentals increase from 24 to 48 hours

Apple:

You have 30 days to start watching a movie after you rent it. After you start watching the movie, you have 48 hours to finish it. You can watch the movie as often as you like until it expires.

Jon Maddox via Twitter pointed out this significant change to iTunes movie

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13:25
Apple Posted Apple Pay How To Videos on YouTube

Apple recently added two more how-to videos on its YouTube channel. For a while now, the company has posted fun videos that show things you can do with the iPad Pro, or in iOS 11. Ranging from how to drag and drop files, to the recent Pixelmator tutorial, the videos are a quick way to get people familiar with iOS 11, and it’s more fun than reading a manual. In one video, it shows how to add a debit/credit card to the Wallet app. In the other video, it shows how to use Apple Pay in stores. Both videos are meant to be viewed on an iPhone, as they are shot in portrait mode, similar to other Apple videos. You can view the Apple Pay how to videos at the link below.


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13:21
Target expands next-day delivery service to eight...

Target continues to try and outcompete digital retailer and competitor, Amazon. The red bullseye-logo company has been testing its own Prime Pantry-like delivery service for a few months now, offering faster times than Amazon. Dubbed Restock, Target'...

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13:05
Apple premieres new promo video, '8 things to...




Apple on Friday released a new video ad, "8 things to love about iPhone 8," looking to hook viewers on its latest smartphone, shipping today.

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13:02
Mercedes-Benz spends $1 billion to make EVs at...

Like most auto makers these days, Mercedes-Benz is investing in electric vehicles in a big way. The Daimler-owned company is fast-tracking all of its models to an electric future by 2022. It has also been showing off a slate of EV models, like the Ge...

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12:50
Instagram update brings new seasonal stickers...

Instagram today is rolling out new seasonal stickers, including an autumn pack for the northern hemisphere along with a spring selection appropriate for the southern hemisphere.

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12:48
News: Anki launches Overdrive: Fast & Furious...

Anki has launched Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition ($170), taking the company’s evolved battle-racing game to new levels by blending it with the adrenaline-fueled world of Fast & Furious. Players will be able to challenge Toretto crew A.I. characters, including Dom, Hobbs, Letty, and Tej, as well as battle against their friends and family in two film-inspired robotic supercars — Hobbs’ iconic and tough International MXT…

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12:44
First look: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular:...




The new Apple Watch Series 3 has arrived, and AppleInsider offers a closer look at what to expect from the next-generation model, including new packaging, a new sport loop band, and the controversial Digital Crown red dot.

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12:43
Movie Rentals in iTunes Have Changed for the Better

You don’t need to stay up all night to finish watching your movie rental anymore, unless you’re really into that sort of thing.


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12:41
The iPhone 8’s glass back costs way more to repair...

Over the last couple of weeks, the price of AppleCare+ has gone up for Plus model iPhones and screen repair for the 6s and newer models has gotten $20 more expensive. However, while screen replacements for phones under AppleCare+ warranty are still $...

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12:25
The iPhone 8 has the best smartphone camera, DxOMark...

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus might be overshadowed by iPhone X, but there are plenty of reasons to skip the hype and buy one: wireless charging, the A11 Bionic chip, True Tone display, that all-glass design. But according to DxOMark, the best reason to pick an iPhone 8 is the camera.

The camera experts put the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through their paces and found that they are the two best cameras they have ever tested, leapfrogging the previous No.1 picks, Google’s Pixel and the HTC U11, both of which have single cameras. The...

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12:22
HTC gives Vive developers all app revenue for the...

Now that HTC is all-in on Vive headsets and letting Google deal with its Pixel smartphone business, it has to deal with another reality: The public still isn't exactly sold on VR. To keep sales momentum going, it has announced a promotion aimed at at...

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12:17
Apple says it's only streaming 4K iTunes movies...




With the Apple TV 4K launching on Friday, people hoping to upgrade their desktop iTunes movie purchases to 4K may be disappointed -- Apple is only streaming video in that resolution, not offering downloads, according to an official support document.

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12:05
9to5Rewards: Win an Apple Park t-shirt from the new...

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away an Apple Park t-shirt, the same one that Apple will sell at its new Apple Park Visitor Center retail store when it officially opens in the coming months.

While you can’t get your hands on the exclusive Apple Park swag at the Visitor Center store just yet, the store was open for one day to press that attended the company’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X unveiling event earlier this month at Steve Jobs Theater located on the new campus.

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12:01
iTunes Store doubles movie rental playback time to...

Apple has slowly been improving the movie rental experience on iTunes this year as it focuses on revenue growth from services. Back in March, Apple introduced a new ‘rent once, watch anywhere’ feature that removed a playback restriction for viewing rentals on different devices. Now, Apple has doubled the amount of time you’re allowed to play a rental after you start watching.

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12:00
Apple shares new video touting new features from the...

Apple has released a new video highlighting some of the new features of the iPhone 8 on what is becoming the quietest launch day we’ve seen…

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12:00
The Royal iPod Has Been Spotted For The First Time

The iPod in the photo is most likely the one that the Obamas gave the Queen, and not the one she bought in 2005. So what kind of music would be on the iPod?


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12:00
Apple Watch Series 3 first look: So far, no LTE...

The Apple Watch Series 3 started shipping today, and our definitive review is still in the works. In the meantime, we wanted to give you a taste of what life is like with the company's first LTE-connected watch, so when we got it in for review, we sa...

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11:48
Got an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Do these 10 things...

Well, you did it. You pulled the trigger on a shiny new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Nice! Before you head out to take a squillion photos or plop it down on your new wireless charging pad, there are a few housekeeping details you should tend to first.

1. Back up and restore

This isn’t poor planning, we swear—it’s a good idea to back up your old phone after you have your new iPhone in hand, so the backup is as up-to-date as it can possibly be. You can back up via iCloud or iTunes:

For an iTunes backup: Connect your old iPhone to your Mac, launch iTunes, select your iPhone by clicking the little phone icon in the toolbar, and under Backups, choose This Computer. Checking Encrypt local backup is a good idea, so your account passwords and Health data gets backed up too—just choose a password you won’t forget. Click the button to Back...

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11:45
iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown finds a smaller battery...

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There’s a new iPhone out in the wild, which means there’s a new teardown from iFixit showing everything that’s going on inside Apple’s latest handset.

The popular repair site wrapped up its breakdown of the iPhone 8 on Friday, finding that the 8’s internals, unsurprisingly, look a good deal like those of last year’s iPhone 7. There are some small changes—more adhesive strips surrounding the battery, a slightly redesigned Lightning connector, the use of standard Phillips screws in some...

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11:39
Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic...

A robot just implanted two 3D-printed teeth into a woman's mouth all on its own. The procedure took place recently in China and the researchers who developed it hope it can help the country's dentist shortage problem, reports the South China Morning...

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