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Thursday June 22

10:35
The Steam Summer Sale Is On Now Through July 5th

The 2017 Steam Summer Sale has just kicked off. While known for PC games, Steam sells a growing number of of Mac games, so there should be some great deals to be had over the next few days. The sale is on now through Wednesday, July 5th with discounts up to 85 percent on hundreds of games.


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10:15
AWT Publisher/Editor Steve Sande to speak at MacTech...

Are you a Mac support professional? You've probably heard about the MacTech Pro Events, which are held throughout the country each year to bring together Mac pros to hone their skills in a one-day intensive session. I'll be one of this year's speakers at the MacTech Pro event in Denver, Colorado on June 28th, and would like to extend an invitation to AWT readers to attend the event and save $200 in the meantime. Just use this link to get early bird pricing on MacTech Pro Denver!

The sessions at MacTech Pro Denver include:

  • Creating a Storage Strategy: Integrating solutions for Cloud, Local, Network with Access, Archive and Backup in Mind...
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10:15
Indoor Maps for the Apple Maps App Starting to...

Only a few airports and malls are currently supported, but Apple will be adding more as the public release of iOS 11 approaches.


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10:14
Virgin Mobile has a $120 discount on an instantly...

Virgin Mobile is becoming America’s first iPhone-only carrier, and to celebrate its collaboration with Apple, it’s launched heavy deals on a year’s worth of cell service and the purchase price of a new iPhone SE.

For existing customers and new customers who port-in a number, Virgin Mobile will give them a year’s worth of unlimited talk, text, and data service for $1 when they purchase a new iPhone and sign up for Auto Pay. To help sweeten that deal even further, the virtual network carrier is offering $120 off an unlockable 32GB and 128GB iPhone SE.

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10:13
Apple releases fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone and...

Apple has released the fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The first beta version only included new wallpapers for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and no other visible changes. We’ll update with any changes discovered below.

more…

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10:11
Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones get ‘Smart...

Pioneer and Onkyo U.S.A Corp. have announces a new “Smart Mute” feature for the Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones, along with new Rayz Plus colors - black and rose gold - which are available exclusively at Apple.com and at Apple Retail stores worldwide for $99.95 and $149.95, respectively.

Rayz Plus are Lightning earphones with an inline charging node that allows you to charge the iPhone and listen to music or talk at the same time. It uses Apple's newest Lightning audio technology, powered by Avnera's LightX platform.

The new “Smart Mute” feature for Rayz and Rayz Plus automatically mutes the microphone when a user isn’t speaking and unmutes the microphone when the user begins speaking again. Users can get Smart Mute by downloading the latest Rayz app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the Apple App Store and performing a Rayz software update.

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10:07
Apple was both best friend & worst enemy of...




A standout tech of Jobs's new Apple after his return to the company was FireWire -- but Apple's moves both before and after his return acted as both salvations and damnation of the high-speed protocol.

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10:04
Fourth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out

Apple has released the fourth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV. The new tvOS beta allows developers who are registered with Apple’s developer program to test their apps on the upcoming software update for Apple TV.

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09:49
Apple supplier Foxconn considers a $10 billion U.S....

Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, plans to invest $10 billion across the U.S. states starting with a $7 billion display-making plant.

The company will decide the plant’s location next month. Bloomberg reports that Michigan and Wisconsin are currently the frontrunners. CEO Terry Gou listed five other states as potentials for Foxconn’s investments: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, and Texas. 

Foxconn is Apple’s main manufacturing partner and expanding into the U.S. could create thousands of jobs and good press for both the company and President Trump’s administration since job growth was a key campaign promise, notes Seeking Alpha.     

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09:40
Fallen Tech Star Imagination Technologies Up For...

UK chip designer Imagination Technologies -- which is in dispute with Apple, its largest customer -- has put itself up for sale. Shares in the company more than halved in April when Imagination said that Apple was to stop using its technology. From a report: The firm was regarded as a leading light in Britain's burgeoning tech sector, but ran into trouble when the phones giant, by far its biggest customer, said it would no longer rely on it for graphics design. Apple accounts for more than half of Imagination's revenues and last year held takeover talks with Imagination. Two parts of the business, MIPS and Ensigma, were already up for sale. Imagination said it has received "interest from a number of parties for a potential acquisition of the whole group." It is in "preliminary discussions" with the aid of bankers from Rothschild.

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09:32
Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment,...




Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion or more across several U.S. states, although the company is still deciding on which ones -- including where to put a $7 billion display plant.

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:20
Apple Pay loyalty card support coming to Quiznos,...

Apple Pay lets you make purchases in stores with your iPhone or Apple Watch with security and convenience, and select retailers like Walgreens also support Apple Pay-based reward cards. Soon even more loyalty cards will be supported through Apple Pay in Apple’s Wallet app thanks to Punchh’s Restaurant Marketing Cloud.

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09:10
∞ How to customize/share Memories on iPhone 7

Memories is actually fun to play around with and incredibly easy to use. Typical of Apple, what is a difficult, time consuming process has been turned into a simple, one tap effort that yields some pretty cool results.

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09:03
Review: Apple's 2017 27" 5K iMac impresses...




Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 27 inch Retina 5K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 GPUs; a brighter display with enhanced P3 wide color; more powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPUs; upgradable RAM sockets and modern, ultrafast USB C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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08:57
Apple Watch Pride Edition Band Proceeds To Be Shared...

Apple released the Pride Edition band earlier this month, but clarified this week that some of the proceeds will go to groups supporting the LGBTQ cause.


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08:46
The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech...

For those of us old enough to remember SCSI (shudder), FireWire promised to free us from the black art of connecting devices to our computers. The story of its life and eventual death is an interesting one.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:40
Toshiba Picked its Flash Memory Buyer and it isn’t...

Toshiba turned down Apple and Foxconn when it picked a buyer for its NAND flash memory business.


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08:40
A first look at The Weather Channel's new Storm...

If you're a weather fanatic like most of us here at Apple World Today, then you're familiar with the products of The Weather Company. The company is owned by IBM, and its products include The Weather Channel and Weather Underground. Now if you watched Monday's AWT TV, you know that Marty Edwards demoed the great Wunderground app on that show. The company has just announced another free iPhone app called Storm Radar, and we're here to take a first look at it.

The first thing to know about the app is that it is ad-supported, so if you're not a fan of banner ads at the bottom of app screens, you might want to skip. Personally, I think The Weather Channel should consider a $0.99 in-app purchase to remove the ads like it does with...

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08:32
Apple donating a portion of proceeds from Pride...

Earlier this month Apple started selling a special edition version of its Woven Nylon Apple Watch band called Pride Edition.

Featuring colors of the rainbow, the Pride Edition Woven Nylon band is very similar to the limited edition rainbow Apple Watch band gifted to employees who participated in last year’s San Francisco Pride parade.

Since making the Pride Edition Woven Nylon band available for anyone to purchase, Apple has updated its store page to say that a portion of sales from the Pride Edition bands will benefit LGBTQ advocacy groups.

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08:24
Opinion: We may all want Apple Glasses after ARKit...

Prior to WWDC, there were reports and analyst predictions that Apple would eventually ship its own version of Google Glass as an AR accessory. Then Apple introduced ARKit as a tool to help developers create augmented reality experiences through iOS apps starting with iOS 11. Now what was previously a rather wild rumor is starting to make more sense…

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08:12
Apple donating some proceeds from Apple Watch Pride...




Some of the money generated from the "Pride Edition" nylon band for the Apple Watch is going towards LBGTQ advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad, Apple quietly announced this week.

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07:56
Apple facing uphill battle in India from Samsung...




Other than just battling the Indian government for concessions and dealing with the shaky financial situation of the populace, Apple is also fighting a large and aggressive Samsung presence in the country for the minds of the consumers.

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07:36
Grab These 5 Classic Sega Games Free on iOS

Several classic Sega games have long been available for iOS, but the company is kicking things up a notch with the launch this week of the “Sega Forever” collection. The company has brought five of its classic games to iOS and Android for free, with many more titles scheduled to launch in the coming months. The games available today include Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, Phantasy Star II, and...

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07:34
Comment: Scott Forstall is right not to apologize...

In a Computer History Museum interview this week, Scott Forstall was unapologetic about the skeuomorphic designs used in early iOS versions – the famous leather, paper and metal textures used to make on-screen elements look like real-world objects.

Disagreements between Forstall and design head Jony Ive on the look of iOS were believed to have been one of the reasons for him leaving the company back in 2012 …

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07:28
August Doorbell Cam and others supporting Amazon...

When the Echo Show launches next Wednesday, Amazon’s smart speaker with a display will work with a number of smart home cameras including the August Doorbell Cam from day one. For comparison, Apple’s HomeKit smart home feature supports video cameras and doorbells but only one camera has hit the market with support so far.

more…

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07:28
The Vaja Wallet Agenda LP for iPhone is Gorgeous,...

Jeff Butts put Vaja’s Wallet Agenda LP iPhone case through its paces to let you know if it’s worth the price.


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07:16
Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped...




The global wearables market is likely to hit 125.5 million devices this year, according to new research data, with the Apple Watch's share getting a small boost from an unusually strong region -- the Middle East and Africa.

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07:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: More cases for the new...

Taking care of your tablet

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup contains new cases for the iPad Pro, plus headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Read on!

LifeProof

Image by LifeProof

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06:58
News: Apple seeking lower rates in renegotiations...

With current contracts with record labels set to expire at the end of this month, Apple is looking to reduce what it pays the labels for streaming music, Bloomberg reports. According to people familiar with the matter, the talks are part of larger negotiations to revise Apple’s relationship with the music industry overall, and cover not only the Apple Music streaming service, but also content available for sale on the iTunes Store. The new terms…

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06:52
Apple may want to lower record label payout from...

Apple Music on iOS 10, with Senior VP Eddy Cue. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Changes may be coming to Apple Music, but for record labels rather than subscribers. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple may be looking to reduce how much it pays to record labels whose music populates the company's music-streaming service. Labels' deals with Apple expire in the coming weeks, and Apple may be looking to lower the percentage it pays to those labels with the hopes that any reduction will be offset by a consistent rise in subscriptions.

According to a person familiar with the matter, the deals that are set to expire soon will likely be extended even if Apple and the labels can't agree on new terms. But Apple might try to renegotiate thanks to renewed hope in the music industry due to the...

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06:51
Foxconn narrowed US factory locations to seven...

Foxconn says that it is still planning to set up U.S. manufacturing plants in ‘several’ states, in a deal worth $10B. Some $7B of that investment is earmarked for display production, with the balance allocated to a mix of other products.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou initially said that the company was looking at midwest states, before later naming seven states as candidates …

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06:24
Punchh brings Apple Pay to Restaurant Loyalty Program

Punchh — a cloud-based technology platform that builds “engagement, loyalty and superior, customized experiences in the restaurant industry” has announced that Apple Pay users visiting participating restaurants will soon be able to not only pay for their purchases, but earn and redeem rewards and loyalty points using Apple Wallet.

Punchh’s Restaurant Marketing Cloud is the first platform that bridges the gap between restaurants and customers, “empowering restaurants to shape personalized offers that attract and engage more meaningfully with loyal customers,” claims CEO Shyam Rao. Punchh’s clients include more than 85 leading restaurant chains such as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, El Pollo Loco, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Pieology, Quiznos, and Smashburger.

Brands including Smashburger, Quiznos, and MOD Pizza will be offering Apple Pay with the Punchh integrated solution starting later this year. Users of Apple’s mobile...

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06:09
Outgoing Apple iPhone GPU designer Imagination seeks...




Just over two months after Apple told it that it would no longer be using Imagination Technologies GPU offerings, the company is seeking to sell itself off, either in chunks or as a larger whole.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack for only $119.95. This ultra-rugged 9,000 mAh backup battery will not only juice up your iPhone in a pinch — over three times over, in fact — but it also features Tile Bluetooth tracking so even if you drop it out on your adventures, you can still track it down. It’s also got fast-charging USB-C and USB-A ports and is rated for military-grade drop-hesitance. Get…

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05:59
Redditors make fun suggestions as Niantic announces...

Redditors are having fun after Niantic announced new measures to deter cheating in Pokémon Go

more…

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05:47
Patent involves iPhones that change the pace of your...

iPhones could someday change the pace of the music you’re listening to depending on your mood and behavior. Apple has been granted a patent (number 20170177295) for “music synchronization arrangement.” It could also apply to the Apple Watch, but the smartphone seems the mostly likely candidate.

The invention pertains to a computing device that is capable of controlling the speed of the music so as to affect the mood and behavior of the user during an activity such as exercise. For example, the speed of the music can be controlled to match the pace of the activity (synching the speed of the music to the activity of the user) or it can be controlled to drive the pace of the activity (increasing or decreasing the speed of the music to encourage a greater or lower pace). 

One aspect of the invention relates to adjusting the tempo (or some other attribute) of the music being outputted from the computing device. For example, a songs tempo may be increased or decreased...

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05:34
Ditched by Apple, Imagination Technologies is up for...

Want to buy a graphics chip company? Imagination Technologies, the British company that designed the graphics chips used in iOS devices, is for sale after losing 70% of its value after being ditched by its Apple, its biggest customer, reports Reuters.

Analysts said potential buyers could include Intel, Qualcomm, Mediatek, CEVA and various entities from China, while Apple itself could be interested. Apple announced in April it would stop using Imagination Technologies’ intellectual property within two years, ending its royalty payments. 

The tech giant is working on its own custom graphics architecture to control more of the core technology, in the same way that it already architects custom CPU silicon...

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05:30
The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech...

Enlarge / In retrospect, perhaps our favorite port logo. (credit: Flickr user jeremybrooks)

The rise and fall of FireWire—IEEE 1394, an interface standard boasting high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer—is one of the most tragic tales in the history of...

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05:30
Dash Sleeve lets you dash about with your iPad Pro...

If you don’t need a complete case for your 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, check out the Dash iPad Pro Sleeve from Waterfield Designs. Although I’d recommend a full case for hauling the tablet very far (hey, it’s expensive) this $89 sleeve is suitable for, well, dashing off somewhere with the iPad Pro in tow.

The minimalist design complements the slim, lightweight appeal of the Apple tablet. It holds an iPad Pro even with an Apple Smart Keyboard or Smart Cover attached. 

The Dash has two rear mesh pocket in which you can stash your Apple Pencil, AirPods, Lightning adapter, etc.. The slim main compartment is just wide enough for the USB Power Adapter, a portable charger and a few other necessities. A self-locking zipper secures the waxed canvas and leather accessory pouch.

Made of ballistic nylon and impact-resistant foam with a plush liner, it offers reasonable protection....

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05:26
Apple’s first retail store in Taiwan will open July 1

Apple’s first retail outlet in Taiwan will open for business on Saturday, July 1. Per the regional website, the grand opening celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. (local time) on the first floor of Taiwan's iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper. 

As noted by AppleInsider, celebrate the opening Apple invited local paper cutting artist Yang Shiyi to create a large mural that now adorns protective boards covering the store's windows. Shiyi's design integrates a series of trees and woodland creatures, some of which are using Apple products, in a wistful scene meant to invite customers in to the store, which has 14,300 square feet of floor space.

With the opening of the store, Apple will have 499 retail stores in 23 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

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05:19
Facebook testing feature to protect profile photos...

Facebook is testing a new feature designed to protect profile photos from being downloaded. The aim is to make women in particular feel more comfortable about uploading their photo to the service.

more…

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05:15
Apple releases iOS 11 beta 2 for developer community...

Apple has let the second developer beta of iOS 11 out the door, complete with the following fixes and changes:

Podcasts in iOS 11: Interface updates, support for seasons & cleaner titles, Podcast Analytics, more

Health in iOS 11 & watchOS 4: Diabetes management, insulin delivery, CoreBluetooth, new Workout data & more

New for Accessibility: ‘Smart Invert Colors’ in iOS 11, macOS onscreen keyboard, text & photo detection for VoiceOver & more

iOS 11’s new ‘Smart Invert Colors’ is the closest thing to Dark Mode yet

iOS 11 lets you scan a router’s QR code to quickly join a network

iOS 11’s new HEIF/HEVC camera formats will save you 50% on storage

How to enable screen recording on iOS 11 without a computer

App Store now requires developers to use official API to request app ratings, disallows custom prompts
iOS 11 allows you to delete rarely-used apps but retain their settings and data

Apple...

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05:00
Apple posts dates for Apple Camp, Kids Hour summer...

I wish I’d had this during my summers when I was a kid.

Apple on Tuesday announced its multi-day summer camp sessions, entitled “Apple Camp,” which goes along with the special kid-focused Today at Apple creative workshops. Apple Camp and Today at Apple sessions are free, but space is limited, so you’ll want to grab a slot while you can.

The programs are available at your local Apple store.

Apple Camp itself runs as a three-day program that includes 90-minute sessions for kids age 8 to 12 years old. Apple offers three different sessions: Coding Games and Programming Robots; Creating Characters and Composing Music; and Stories in Motion with iMovie.

For the breakdown, campers spend the first two days on projects specific to their particular session. In the case of the iMovie session, kids learn how to develop characters and a storyline. Come the final day, campers take part in a show and tell, demoing their projects to friends, family and other campers...

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05:00
How to implement Apple's two-factor...

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your Apple ID designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password. Here are the steps to take to enable it on macOS Sierra.

  • Go to Apple () menu > System Preferences > iCloud > Account Details.
  • Click Security.
  • Click Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.

Some Apple IDs created in iOS 10.3 or macOS 10.12.4 and later are protected with two-factor authentication by default. In this case, you see that two-factor authentication is already turned on.

If you already use two-step verification and want to upgrade, turn it off, then turn on two-factor authentication. To turn it off:

  • Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  • In the Security section, click Edit.
  • Click Turn Off Two-Step Verification. Click again to confirm.

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04:51
Apple Removing Hundreds of Thousands of “Problematic...

Apple has an incentive to get the junk out of the App Store before the revamped App Store experience launches with iOS 11 later this year.


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04:38
Todoist developer launches Twist, a team messaging...

Doist, the company behind the popular task-management app Todoist, has launched Twist, a team messaging system designed to compete with Slack and Hipchat.

Twist takes a different approach to real-time team chat apps, aiming to provide a kind of cross between chat and email …

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04:30
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to address global...

Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, will head to Washington, DC on Nov. 2 to share his vision for the future of technology with leaders from local and international business, government, and social sectors at a DC tech summit.

"The development of new technology is moving at a rapid pace, faster than ever before," he says. "If I can inspire key players in systems that affect all of us—like healthcare, business, and education—to take advantage of these shifts sooner, that's what I am going to do.”

Wozniak will be a headliner at the Future of Technology Summit (FTS 2017), where he'll be joined by other tech innovators, including Martin Eberhard, co-founder of Tesla Motors; Prof. Mary "Missy" Cummings, associate professor, mechanical engineering and material sciences at Duke university; Randi Zuckerberg, founder of Zuckerberg Media; and Chris Kemp, Former CTO at NASA founder of Stealth Space Company and co-founder of...

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04:05
Imagination Tech puts itself up for sale after...

Imagination Technologies, the British company that designed the graphics chips used in iOS devices, has put itself up for sale.

Apple currently pays Imagination 30 cents per device in the form of patent royalties on its graphics chip designs, but warned the company back in April that it planned to start using its own chip architecture within the next two years.

The impact of that notification was both immediate and dramatic …

more…

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04:00
Rest Time 1.0 is a new macOS break reminder

Publicspace has launched Rest Time for macOS. It’s a break reminder written completely in Swift and uses Apple's latest platform technologies. 

Rest Time schedules breaks “intelligently,” taking into account user activity and device status. It does so without requiring privileged access, preserving your privacy and Internet security. Rest Time lives under an icon in your Mac's menu bar and pays attention to how long you’ve been working.

It requires macOS 10.11 or later. The single user version of Rest Time is available for $9.95 from the publicspace web store. The store also offers family, small business, business and enterprise licensing and customers may chose to include a "forever upgrade" with their purchase.

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03:50
Apple Wants to Pay Record Labels a Smaller Share of...

The music industry may actually be fine with a reduced cut as long as Apple can keep adding Apple Music subscribers.


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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for June 22, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Aron Nelson has launched Backtrack Golf. The $9.99 app allows you to follow your child as they play on the golf course with your iPhone and more. In addition to showing your child's location, it also marks places where they stop and hit and shows the yardage between marked spots. 

Bound is launching a new fiction series called Purgatorio. It’s written by award-winning author John Shirley, and is based on the "Midnight Star: Renegade" mobile game universe developed by Industrial Toys and author John Scalzi. Bound is a new, free...

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03:00
Why the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a typing champ

If there’s a defining quality to the iPad Pro, it’s that the device seeks to go beyond the traditional touch interface of iOS to seek out additional ways of getting work done. For people who are comfortable with pencil, pen, and paper, the Apple Pencil brings a new dimension to using an iPad. And for those of us who are most comfortable with a keyboard beneath our fingers, the iPad Pro—with its Smart Keyboard, the first Apple keyboard designed for iOS—was a sign that Apple realizes that sometimes, even an iPad needs to behave a bit more like a laptop.

There are probably innumerable reasons why Apple decided to expand the size of the second-generation iPad Pro, replacing the old 9.7-inch model with a new 10.5 one. But one benefit of the slight expansion—the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is 10.6 millimeters wider than the old model—is more room for typing, whether it’s physical keys on the Smart Keyboard or the virtual keys of the built-in software keyboard.

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03:00
Over-the-air DVR: Do you really need it?

Who needs an over-the-air DVR? Here's our guide to deciding.

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02:55
Reader Demographics, Third-Party Ads Now Available...

Apple’s dedication to user privacy and experience means that these new Apple News features come with big caveats for publishers.


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00:01
Imagination puts itself up for sale after being...

Once the world learned that Apple will design its own GPU for upcoming iPhones and iPads instead of using Imagination Technologies PowerVR tech, the UK company quickly lost 70 percent of its value. While it's still in "dispute" with Apple over the br...

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Wednesday June 21

23:45
'Pokémon Go' will flag creatures caught...

Niantic has decided that forcing Pokémon Go cheaters to a life of catching Pidgeys isn't quite enough of a punishment. Now, any Pokémon caught using "third-party services that circumvent normal gameplay" will be marked with a slash in p...

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21:41
Todoist team offers a less distracting take on Slack

Slack's team chat can be extremely helpful for coordinating with your coworkers, but it can also be supremely distracting. Do you really need a constant stream of alerts and unrelated funny GIFs when you're trying to get work done... or avoiding wor...

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20:21
ESA throws its weight behind satellite-based 5G...

The European Space Agency has joined forces with 16 European space companies to demonstrate and champion satellite-based 5G internet. They're calling their new initiative "Satellite for 5G," and they signed their agreement at the Paris Air and Space...

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19:12
Self-driving shuttles are coming to the University...

The University of Michigan is a hotbed for self-driving car research, so it stands to reason that students and faculty should use self-driving vehicles to get around, right? The university clearly thinks so. Mcity (the university's public-private p...

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18:29
Apple explains how to customize and share Photos...




Expanding its "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" tutorial series, Apple on Wednesday posted a pair of videos explaining how to customize and share Memories clips generated by the Photos app in iOS 10.

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18:14
Apple continues focus on Photos Memories feature...

Apple yesterday kicked off a new video series promoting an iOS 10 Photos feature called Memories, which automatically builds collections of related images and videos. This evening, Apple has shared another pair of tutorial videos for Memories focused on sharing and customization…

more…

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18:04
Emojis for zombies, T-Rex and Colbert are almost here

Your phone chats are about to get more... fantastical. Right on cue, the Unicode Consortium has released its promised batch of emoji and text characters. The finalized set of 56 emoji (up from 48 when we last reported) includes a slew of outlandish...

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18:01
First Taiwan Apple store to open on July 1




Apple on Wednesday officially announced a grand opening date for its first retail outlet in Taiwan, noting the Apple Taipei 101 outlet will open its doors to customers on Sat., July 1.

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17:25
Apple cleaning hundreds of thousands of titles from...




As part of an extensive housecleaning operation, Apple has over the past year removed hundreds of thousands of clones, 32-bit titles, spamware and other software from the App Store ahead of this fall's iOS 11 launch.

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16:33
Kuri home robot can tell your pets from people

Mayfield Robotics' Kuri isn't out yet, but that isn't precluding the company from giving it some big upgrades ahead of the robo helper's late 2017 debut. Kuri can now recognize cats and dogs -- it'll know the difference between your pet and your sign...

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16:18
Apple’s first Taiwan retail location officially set...

Earlier this month, Apple announced its first ever Taiwan retail store, revealing that it would be located in the Taipei 101 skyscraper. Now, Apple has officially confirmed a grand opening for the store: July 1st.

more…

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16:11
Apple ramping up App Store cleaning efforts, has...

Apple has made it clear recently that it is doing a lot to improve the overall quality of the App Store and a new report from TechCrunch dives deeper into Apple’s efforts. The report explains that Apple this year is putting a heavy focus on clone and spam applications…

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15:46
eBay will match prices from Amazon and Walmart on...

eBay announced a new Price Match Guarantee today, ensuring many of its items will cost the same or less than those offered by other major retail competitors. It's the company's latest move in the ongoing business battle with giants like Amazon and Wa...

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15:05
Virgin Mobile Becomes World's First iPhone-...

BrianFagioli quotes a report via BetaNews: Goodness gracious, Virgin Mobile USA has made quite the bold moves today. The cellular service provider has become the world's first iPhone-exclusive carrier. In other words, it will no longer offer Android at all. Crazy, right? This is through a partnership with Apple, and Virgin will offer many versions of the device, including iPhone 6, 6S, 7, and SE. The craziness doesn't stop there, however, as there is even something much more exciting -- Virgin Mobile USA is offering unlimited talk, text and data for a dollar. No, that is not a typo -- a single buck will get you unlimited everything for up to a year! This is through a new scheme called "Inner Circle."


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15:02
Scientists may have solved a key barrier to fusion...

We've been working towards nuclear fusion, a near-limitless source of clean energy, for the past six decades, and now scientists have made a major breakthrough. A new article published in Physical Review Letters details how to solve a dangerous issue...

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14:45
Having trouble connecting your DJI Spark to iPhone?...

DJI’s latest drone, the Spark, got some serious attention when it was announced last month, for good reason too. The adorably tiny drone is advertised as something for beginners that doesn’t require much in terms of setup. Currently, though, there are some issues with the Spark’s WiFi connection. If you’re experiencing these problems, here’s how to fix it.

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14:41
GE is working on a massive 3D printer for jet engine...

3D printing is coming of age in numerous ways. On a large scale, MIT researchers built a 50-foot-wide, 12-foot tall igloo in just 13 hours. They've also debuted the first completely 3D-printed rocket engine. On a much smaller level, our own Sean Buck...

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14:32
News: Apple releases second set of betas for iOS 11...

Apple has released a second round of betas for iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11, addressing a number of issues in the initial developer previews released during WWDC. As only the second betas of major new OS releases, however, the release notes continue to list a large number of known issues that are still pending. iOS 11 beta 2 also enables the new Do Not Disturb while Driving feature, which was not implemented in the first beta, as well as Hindi dictation…

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14:30
Nike will team up with Amazon to fight fake kicks

Amazon has realized that counterfeit products posing as the real deal annoys consumers and dilutes trust in its marketplace. That's likely why it came down harshly on vendors last fall, requiring a hefty $1,000 to $1,500 fee and tons of paperwork to...

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14:23
Apple eyes streaming terms on par with Spotify'...

Apple's iTunes and Apple Music agreements with record labels' are set to expire at the end of the month and both sides have been negotiating new terms. Today, Bloomberg reports that Apple is looking to reduce record labels' share of streaming revenue...

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14:15
Apple wants record companies to accept a smaller...

Apple wants record companies to accept a smaller cut from Apple Music streaming revenues, according to a Bloomberg report.  

Currently, deals started at a 58% cut for labels compared to Spotify, which negotiated its payout from 55% down to 52%. Apple’s deals expire at the end of the month but might extend if negotiations stall. The tech giant wants to pay an amount closer to what Spotify pays, according to Bloomberg.  

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14:06
NBC is the next big TV network to jump into eSports

Seemingly every big TV network wants in on eSports. NBC Sports has revealed that it's launching an international two-on-two Rocket League tournament this summer. It'll start online July 22nd with regional qualifiers using Faceit's eSports platform, b...

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14:04
AWT News Update: June 21, 2017

It's the first full day of Summer, and the living is really easy -- there's not too much to report from the world of Apple today:

  • Graphic files in iOS 11 seem to indicate where an embedded home button would appear on a bezel-less iPhone 8
  • One Wall Street analyst thinks that Apple is still having issues with that embedded home button and that the iPhone 8 will ship late
  • It's beta day! Beta 2 of macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 all sowed up today, along with a new beta of Xcode 9.

The text version of the podcast can be viewed 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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13:56
Gear: Logitech Rugged Combo Kids iPad Case

The iPad continues to make huge inroads into schools and other educational environments, but one obvious challenge faced by school administrators, particularly in grade schools, is the fact that the devices are still pretty fragile. Without a decent case, iPads need to be used under close supervision or risk frequent damage. This is where Logitech’s Rugged Case comes into play. Designed and marketed exclusively for classroom applications, the…

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13:53
Apple hunting after lower royalties for Apple Music...




Apple is reportedly in negotiations to reduce the royalties it pays for content on Apple Music and the iTunes Store -- specifically, trying to bring amounts closer to what rival Spotify pays.

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13:47
Apple Rolls Out iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and...

Apple released developer beta 2 for iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS High Sierra Wednesday afternoon.


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13:34
Apple's paranoia about leaks is misplaced

Apple's inability to keep its secrets is so bad that even its internal presentation about confidentiality was leaked. But according to internal videos obtained by The Outline, the company is serious about secrecy. It reportedly conducted an hour-long...

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13:29
NASA goes all-out with livestreaming for this summer...

The US will experience its first continent-wide total solar eclipse in 99 years on August 21st, and NASA wants to make sure you see it... including perspectives you just couldn't get otherwise. It's promising an hours-long livestream that will cover...

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13:21
Apple seeking to lower rate paid to labels as it...

A new report from Bloomberg today says that Apple is looking to revise its deals with the record industry. Specifically, Apple is seeking to lower the share of revenue that record labels receive from Apple Music plays…

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13:20
Apple releases second betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13,...




Sixteen days after making the first releases available, Apple on Wednesday released second versions of its upcoming operating system refresh set to arrive this fall, with developers now able to access iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 and and Xcode 9.

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13:15
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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13:11
Dailymotion is trying to clean up its act with major...

Dailymotion announced this week that it has completely redesigned its app and advertising strategy. And the company hopes to attract viewers with higher quality content created through partnerships with media and entertainment brands. Three new partn...

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13:06
macOS High Sierra developer beta 2 rolling out on...

The second developer beta of macOS High Sierra is rolling out now on the Mac App Store. macOS High Sierra includes the Apple File System, HEVC support, Metal 2, improvements to Mail, Photos, and Safari, and more. We’ll update below if any new changes are discovered in macOS High Sierra beta 2.

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13:06
Apple’s second watchOS 4 developer beta release now...

Apple’s second beta of watchOS 4 is rolling out to developers. The new operating system brings a number of changes across the platform including an app list navigation, and new text UIs throughout. We’ve gone in-depth with over 50 of the changes watchOS 4 brings.

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13:06
tvOS 11 beta 2 for Apple TV rolling out now

Apple has released the second tvOS 11 beta for registered developers to test on Apple TV. The first tvOS 11 beta included new features like Home Screen Syncing, light and dark mode automatic switching, and full AirPods support. We’ll update below if any new changes are discovered in tvOS 11 beta 2.

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13:05
Apple News publishers get access to reader...




Apple on Wednesday announced a collection of Apple News changes that directly impact publishers, including quick access to reader demographics and more advertising options, particularly support for third-party ads.

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13:03
Apple News gets support for reader demographics,...

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has introduced support for reader demographics and third-party advertisers for Apple News. News is a mobile app and news aggregator for iOS devices (and, I hope, someday for the Mac).

Publishers can now view reader demographics under the News Publisher Analytics section. The analytics provide insight into male and female readership and their age ranges for those that have read content within the News app on iOS 10.3, according to 9to5Mac.

What’s more, Apple News now supports new ad format sizes more inline with standard web ad sizes, the article adds. These include 300×250 and 728×90 sizes.

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13:03
Apple releases iOS 11 beta 2 to developers

Following up on last week’s release of the first iOS 11 developer beta, Apple has begun rolling out the second beta. iOS 11 is jam-packed with a ton of features, enough to be packed into our 100+ new features videos.

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12:50
New Siri icon location could hint at touchscreen...




In the course of testing iOS 11, a new graphic for Siri has been spotted -- and it renders in exactly the same spot where a home button would be on a edge-to-edge iPhone without a customary home button in the bezel.

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12:48
WannaCry ransomware causes Honda plant to shut down

WannaCry isn't done yet. Honda Motor Co. had to shut down its Sayama plant on Monday after finding the ransomware in its computer network. The plant's production resumed on Tuesday.

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12:37
Dr. Mac Interviews John Sculley

Dr. Mac spent some time with former Apple CEO John Sculley talking about old times, Steve Jobs, and if the Reality Distortion Field was real.


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12:30
Samsung puts you on the field with MLB VR videos

Are you a baseball aficionado with a Gear VR headset? You're in for a treat beyond Intel's weekly live games. Samsung and MLB have unveiled plans to release "over 20" virtual reality videos over the course of the league's 2017 season. Some of them wi...

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12:29
Diabetes monitor exec details Apple Watch...




Apple's introduction of CoreBluetooth support in watchOS 4 heralded easier glucose control possibilities for diabetics and is a "game changer" according to Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer, but an Apple partnership with the lead monitor vendor does not appear to be in the cards.

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12:14
Virgin Mobile Wants You All-In With the iPhone

Virgin Mobile is set to make you an iPhone offer you can’t refuse.


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