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Tuesday March 28

11:19
Apple extends VoLTE & Wi-Fi iPhone calling to...




With the release of iOS 10.3 on Monday, Apple has also extended Wi-Fi and VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) calling to more carriers worldwide, most notably enabling both options for the U.K. branch of O2.

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11:07
iWork Updates Bring New and Returning Features

Giving new meaning to March Madness, Apple has updated its suite of iWork apps for the Mac, iOS, and iCloud, bringing new refinements and restoring some missing features.

 

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10:50
Legendary RPG Planescape: Torment is getting an...

Planescape: Torment is still one of the all-time great RPGs. I should know—I just replayed it in January in preparation for the then-impending launch of spiritual successor Torment: Tides of Numenera.

If only I’d waited two more months though, eh? Today a countdown timer at planescape.com (cheekily titled “Plan Escape”) was supposed to tick down to zero and pull back the curtain on Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition, coming to PC, Mac, and Linux later this year. Then uh...well, the trailer leaked early. Best laid plans.

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10:38
Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 10.3.2,...




Just a day after an omnibus release spanning all of Apple's operating systems, the company has released beta versions of macOS Sierra 10.12.15, iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and watchOS 3.2.2 to developers.

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10:21
AWT Video Tip: Enabling low-power mode and tracking...

Nothing is more irritating than to run out of battery power on your iPhone when you're away from a power outlet and don't have an external battery pack. Today, I'll show you how to enable low-power mode to give your iPhone extra battery life, as well as how to monitor battery usage to see which apps are using the most.

Like our how-to videos? Be sure to subscribe to the Apple World Today channel on YouTube for more!

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10:14
Apple releases first macOS 10.12.5 beta for Mac

Apple has released the first macOS 10.12.5 developer beta through the Mac App Store. The update comes alongside the first new betas for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS since yesterday’s official software updates.

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10:07
LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious...

For the second time in two weeks developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or infect computers with malware.

Like the LastPass flaws patched last week, the new issue was discovered and reported to LastPass by Tavis Ormandy, a researcher with Google's Project Zero team. The researcher revealed the vulnerability's existence in a message on Twitter, but didn't publish any technical details about it that could allow attackers to exploit it.

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10:01
Apple releases first iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and...

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and watchOS 3.2.2. These new versions follow one day after iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, and watchOS 3.2 were officially released.

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10:00
How the NYPD secures Times Square on New Year’s Eve

This is an utterly amazing operation and the balance the NYPD has to maintain between security and the revelers is remarkable.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:40
Apple permits iPhone app chronicling US drone...




Apple on Tuesday once again approved Metadata -- an app drawing attention to U.S. drone strikes -- for download on the App Store, following a nearly two-year wait after its removal.

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09:39
Too Much Communication


The world is a smaller place because we have so many ways to connect and communicate, but it has created a generation gap, a gap of classes and perhaps even a culture gap. This may seem like a serious contradiction; after all shouldn't more means of communication bring us closer together?
The obvious answer is yes, but unfortunately this is not the case -- in part because so many technology start-ups have tried to create the next way to connect with friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

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09:37
How to save emails from Mail to Notes as PDFs on iOS

I’m really good at managing my inbox (for personal email at least) and rarely leave messages there for keeping. Most emails go in a receipt folder or get deleted, I aggressively unsubscribe to mailing lists and mark spam as junk, and special messages are archived for keeping.

Occasionally I’ll have a message with important information that I don’t need right now and will want to easily reference in the near future. I’ve tried flagging but I don’t entirely understand how the feature is supposed to work between iOS and the Mac.

Usually I just leave the email in my inbox, but what I’d like to do is save the message somewhere with other important information like Apple’s Notes app. Luckily this is possible on iOS, but it’s a bit confusing to discover…

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09:30
“National Geographic Guide to Photography” free PDF

The folks at National Geographic have forgotten more about photography than I will ever know.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ MacBook Pro $1,280, iPhone...

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09:25
Apple now lists 20+ more carriers w/ Wi-Fi Calling...

Following the public release of iOS 10.3 yesterday, Apple has updated its list of wireless carrier support and features by country to note a number of carriers that now support Wi-Fi calling and or VoLTE functionality.

Wi-Fi Calling, which enables calling over Wi-Fi connections when cellular coverage is limited, and the wideband, higher-quality phone calls enabled with VoLTE, are now available in 20+ new countries and carriers (full list below).

Among the new additions is Verizon in the US, which we noted yesterday added Wi-Fi Calling for iCloud-connected devices with yesterday’s iOS 10.3 release.

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09:16
iOS 10.3 and other updates include over 300...

Yesterday, Apple had a busy day rolling out new updates across its software product lines. Most noticeably we got updates to macOS and iOS, but Apple also jam-packed a ton of security fixes into all its software. Totaling nearly 350 known vulnerabilities, Apple has pushed to make all its software more secure.

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09:00
Square brings payment service to UK with Apple Pay-...




Card payment firm Square is expanding its reach into Europe, with the launch of the Square Reader in the U.K., offered as a way for small businesses to easily accept card payments using chip and PIN, contactless transactions, and mobile payments including Apple Pay.

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08:47
Ignore that call from “Apple” about an iCloud breach

I’m seeing widespread reports of this call. Please warn your friends and family who aren’t tech savvy.

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08:44
Apple will not tolerate harassment at its developer...

As mentioned by many on Twitter, the other notable aspect of this document is the plain English writing style. Very much appreciated by those of us who have to wade through such things.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:22
Facebook rolls out Snapchat-like Stories & in-...




Following a limited test, Facebook began rolling out Stories to all its iOS and Android users on Tuesday, coming alongside a new in-app camera with masks, filters, and other effects.

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08:16
watchOS 3.2 brings 6 unique face colors to Apple...

Apple’s new watchOS 3.2 software update for Apple Watch brings Theater Mode and SiriKit to all users, and there are a few new watch face colors in the official release as well. Apple Watch Nike+ gains six unique watch face colors while other Apple Watch models also have new band-matching options.

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07:55
Flux developer says Apple’s new competitive macOS...

Released yesterday with the macOS 10.12.4 update, Apple’s Night Shift may not be having the impact on your display that it aims to. In a new post shared on f.lux’s forum, a member of the team broke down why f.lux may be the better option over Apple’s similar offering. Both systems set out to enhance your sleep cycle by reducing blue light appearances on-screen, but f.lux may be the option that truly succeeds.

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07:53
Facebook goes full Snapchat with disappearing Stories

Snapchat famously rejected a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook back in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped Facebook from taking the features that make Snapchat great. The latest is Stories, a visual diary separate from your main news feed that disppears after 24 hours. Facebook is adding the Snapchat clone to its iOS and Android apps today.

Facebook

This is what Facebook looks like now.

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07:49
Hands-on: Classroom 2.0 brings manual class creation...

Nestled between all of the other headlining releases yesterday was Classroom 2.0 for the iPad. The original Classroom app featured an MDM (Mobile Device Management) prerequisite, which made it more suitable for larger organizations with a dedicated IT department. With Classroom 2.0, teachers can invite students to a class manually, as long as their iPad is running iOS 10.3. Watch our hands-on video inside to see some of the features made possible by the updated Classroom app. more…

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07:46
Watch AWT TV Episode 1

If you missed the "premiere" of AWT TV last night, don't feel bad. You can watch the video at your leisure here! Note that it was our first time...so be gentle with us. The actual video didn't start until about 50 seconds since our intro didn't play properly, but just hit "fast forward" and you'll be ready to roll.

Next week, we'll be back with live app demos and more. Let us know what you'd like to see on AWT TV, and we'll see if we can add it to the list. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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07:25
iOS 10.3 will probably make your iPhone feel faster

The Verge:

Apple released iOS 10.3 yesterday with a new modern file system, but like any software update there are many undocumented changes. One particular change has been revealed through Apple engineer Renaud Lienhart‏, who works directly on the iOS operating system. “iOS 10.3 feels ‘snappier’ because many animations were slightly tweaked & shortened, for the better,” says Lienhart on Twitter.

Here’s the tweet:

iOS 10.3 feels “snappier” because many animations were slightly tweaked & shortened, for the better.

— Renaud Lienhart (@NotoriousBUGS) March 28, 2017

Why the snappiness?

Apple’s new file system in iOS 10.3, that’s rolling out to millions of iPhones and iPads, should help make the OS feel a little faster, too. As APFS is designed to be low latency,...

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07:17
The Mac and zooming in

Small fonts an issue on your Mac, especially as your eyes get older? Rob Griffiths walks you through the solution, the Zoom tab in the System Preferences Accessibility pane. Good tips.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:14
Urbanears launches Connected Speakers with built-in...




Though new AirPlay accessories are seemingly few and far between these days, Urbanears on Tuesday announced a lineup of standalone speakers that support Apple's Wi-Fi-based music streaming protocol.

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07:13
Some Periscope live-streaming videos will be getting...

If you enjoy watching live-streaming Periscope videos, be prepared to start seeing some pre-roll ads first. Twitter has announced that it will start selling the ad-slots from today.

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07:11
Hands-on with the updated Apple TV Remote app

[VIDEO] Jeff Banjamin, 9to5Mac, walks you through the new Apple TV remote app (video embedded in the main Loop post). Biggest plus? It’s now available on the iPad. Biggest complaint?

Unfortunately one of my main complaints about the initial Apple TV Remote app release — the lack of software volume controls — has yet to be addressed. I understand that the hardware version of the remote utilizes its built in IR blaster to communicate with a television, but it would be nice if there was a software provision for adjusting volume via the app.

UPDATE: As noted in the comments and on Twitter, this is an HDMI issue. If the TV supports HDMI-CEC, the remote can control volume.

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07:05
iOS 10.3 can save you some serious storage space

If you have not yet upgraded to iOS 10.3 you might want to consider doing so. One of the main features of iOS 10.3 is the new Apple File System. 

You can search online and even view the keynote from 2016’s Worldwide Developer Conference to see many of the advance features of the Apple File System that make it a better and more modern file system. It replaces HFS Plus, which was introduced in 1998 and which was based on HFS from 1985. 

Apple needed a new more modern file system and Apple File System should suffice for years to come and brings a common file system to all Apple products from the Mac to the Apple Watch. (The Mac will receive this updated file system later this year.)

One benefit from the new file system and the way it stores files is that you will probably see an increase in storage. On my 256GB iPhone 7 Plus I gained almost 12GB of storage. I made sure to not add nor delete any media or apps between the times I checked.

Before iOS 10.3 I...

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06:50
How to manage your Apple ID, iCloud, iPhone backups...




One of the smaller but still significant changes in Monday's iOS 10.3 update is easier, centralized access to all the info related to an Apple ID account, directly from the top of the Settings menu. Here's how to take advantage of it.

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06:45
More evidence of 3D sensor on iPhone 8 as Himax...

KGI first reported that the iPhone 8 will be fitted with a ‘revolutionary’ 3D-sensing front camera, with multiple reports since that this will be used for augmented reality applications. More than one company has been tipped to be making components for the 3D system, with Himax Technologies the latest of these.

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06:41
Corduroy Code debuts new video player/editor for the...

Corduroy Code has debuted Videoloupe, a video player and editor for macOS. It’s designed to bridge the gap between basic video players and professional editing suites.

Videoloupe provides a mix of playback controls, editing tools and export options. Features like track removal, lossless trimming and watermarking can be performed without the need of a complicated timeline editor or the hassle of dealing with projects, according to Kenny Carruthers, founder of Corduroy Code and developer of Videoloupe.

Users can adjust the color, tone and creative look of a video as easily as adjusting a photo, he adds. The built-in media browser allows users to play multiple videos side-by-side. For more advanced video analysis, users can synchronize the playback of up to nine videos using a single controller. Videoloupe's exporting options include video resizing, retiming, format conversion and ways to extract video frames as...

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06:33
MacVideo Promo launches free video editor for macOS

MacVideo Promo — a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors — is giving away Media 100 Suite 2.1.8, the latest version of its video editing software for macOS.

It provides output for tape and file-based workflows. Editors can edit in Media 100 and export their Media 100 timeline to Adobe After Effects for finishing. In addition, Boris RED is included for integrated transitions and titling on the Media 100 timeline.

Media 100 supports dozens of video standards in 4K, 2K, HD, and SD resolutions at frame rates from 23.98 to 60 frames per second. Acquisition interfaces for AVCHD, AVC-Intra, FireWire, Panasonic P2, and Sony XDCAM are provided, as well as support for AJA and Blackmagic Design video I/O interfaces.

The Boris RED plug-in for Media 100 is included free with each Media 100 download. Boris RED is integrated 3D titling and visual effects software that launches a custom interface directly from the Media 100 timeline for...

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06:22
Patent report: speaker protection, battery usage...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,609,450) for a “method and system for monitoring temperature for speaker protection.” The goal is to prevent possible damage to speakers in Apple’s macOS, iOS and watchOS devices.

In the patent filing,  Apple notes that electronic devices have a speaker box, acoustic chamber that includes the speaker port and at least partially encloses a speaker driver. The speaker driver includes a diaphragm, a voice coil, a magnet unit and a yoke. 

For audio to be played, current is applied to the speaker driver which causes the voice coil to generate heat. The voice coil in the speaker driver is coupled to the magnet unit and thus, the heat from the voice coil is transferred to the magnet unit. The amount of power that may be applied to the speaker box is limited by the resilience of the magnet unit to heat. 

Overheating any magnet will cause structural or mechanical damage to the magnet and may result in its...

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06:11
Apple's CarPlay gains quick-access task...




Upon updating their iPhone to iOS 10.3, CarPlay users will find that their in-vehicle system now offers a convenient multitasking menu, showcasing the three most recently used apps -- with some caveats intended to keep eyes on the road.

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06:10
LastPass details recommended precautions as it fixes...

Password-manager LastPass is recommending that users follow precautionary steps while it works on fixing a vulnerability discovered over the weekend. Two of the recommendations are generic in nature, and should be followed anyway, but one is specifically geared to protecting your account from the vulnerability …

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06:10
∞ Gender and the final 2017 emoji list

First things first, the draft 2017 emoji list has been finalized. Here’s the official list (follow the link and search for “2017 Emoji List”).

Part of the evolution of emoji is the portrayal of gender. To truly understand the newest emoji, read the excellent What is Gender and and Why Does it Matter to Emoji?, which does an excellent job telling the story of emoji and its history with gender.

From the post:

Filling out the middle of the spectrum, we have a set of three new people emoji with inclusive gender, characters that were conceived to represent all people regardless of gender.

These emoji are intended to depict a child,...

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06:02
Rumor: Siri getting contextual learning abilities...

Siri — Apple’s digital personal assistant — will gain contextual learning abilities and deep integration with iMessage and iCloud in iOS 11, according to Israeli siteThe Verifier — as noted by MacRumors.com.

The rumor claims that Siri will be able to learn a user’s habits. The digital personal assistant’s capabilities will be extended beyond its current limited command pool by stacking multiple queries and offering different actions depending on the context, according to The Verifier. For example, Siri's integration into iMessage means it will be able to offer suggestions relevant to the ongoing conversation, such as where to dine out, how to get there, and one-step Uber taxi booking. 

The Israeli site also claims that Siri's integration with iCloud will enable it to identify meaningful connections...

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06:00
Netgear expands its Orbi Wi-Fi system into a product...

Netgear’s Orbi RBK50 is one of the best Wi-Fi systems we’ve tested, and now the company is expanding the brand into a broader family of products with today’s introduction of the Orbi RBK30 and the Orbi RBK40. Like the original Orbi, both of the new models are tri-band routers that dedicate one 5GHz Wi-Fi channel for data backhaul from satellite access points.

Both of the new systems will use the same router, but will have different satellites. The router is an AC2200 model supporting two spatial streams up and down on each frequency band to support one 2.4GHz network with to 400Mbps of bandwidth, a 5GHz network with up to 866Mbps of bandwidth, and a third 5GHz network dedicated to data backhaul with up to 867Mbps of bandwidth. The original Orbi RBK50 is also a tri-band router, but it operates a 4x4 radio for...

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05:54
Raising the bar: Apple’s 11th annual Supplier...

A few highlights:

In 2016, Apple audited 705 suppliers and compliance with a 60-hour maximum work week reached 98%, an all-time high. Apple also tripled the number of supplier sites in the Energy Efficiency program, resulting in the reduction of over 150,000 metric tons of carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking 31,000 cars off the road for a year.

And:

For the first time, Apple suppliers achieved 100% UL Zero Waste to Landfill validation for all final assembly sites in China. Since 2013, Apple’s Clean Water program saved over 3.8 billion gallons of fresh water, enough to provide every person on the planet with 18 glasses of water.

And:

Apple’s responsible sourcing efforts expanded beyond conflict minerals to include cobalt for the first time. For the second year in a row, 100% of Apple’s tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold (3TG) smelters and refiners are participating in independent third-party audits.

And:

In 2016, Apple trained...

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05:50
Rumor: Apple Watch 3 to add LTE, SIM card support

Susquehanna Financial Group semiconductor analyst Christopher Rolland says in a note to clients — as noted by Barron’s — that the next gen Apple Watch will include a SIM card and support LTE (a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals).

“Apple may be employing VOIP and data across a CAT-M1 connection for superior battery life,” he writes. “Apple will tout interoperability with the company’s AirPods (now on back order till May) to make and receive phone calls (perhaps a small win for Maxim with amps in each ear bud).”

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) predicts that the Apple Watch 3 will add LTE support for cellular connectivity, but there’s no way it’s going to make room for a SIM card. Instead it will use its own, small Apple SIM. It’s a proprietary subscriber information...

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05:41
Facebook adds ephemeral Stories and 3D camera...

Facebook is adding its version of ephemeral stories to the main Facebook app on iPhone and iPad from today. Adding another to the list of Snapchat rip-offs, a strip of profile pics from your friends will now appear along the top of the main feed. Tap to view their recent story updates; all photos and videos are automatically deleted after 24 hours.

Posting your own photos rips off more iconic Snapchat features, including animated 3D camera effects and face filters, stickers, the ability to add text or doodles, and more. You can post to all friends or selectively share to just a few people when posting a particular pic. Here’s how to make a story …

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05:34
Square brings its Apple Pay-compatible card readers...

Square has now launched in the UK, allowing small businesses to accept payment by both cards and Apple Pay through its iPhone- and iPad-connected card readers. Even better, UK businesses will pay a lower transaction fee than Square charges in the USA.

A small white box combines a slot for chip-and-PIN cards and an NFC reader for contactless cards and Apple Pay …

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05:30
Apple releases watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 updates

‘Tis a day of updates and watchOS and tvOS are no exception.

Apple on Monday, released watchOS 3.2, which will require that you update your iPhone to iOS 10.3 and your Apple Watch have at least a 50 percent battery charge and be within range of your iPhone before beginning the installation.

watchOS 3.2 offers the following fixes and changes:

– Theater Mode: This activates a silent mode that keeps the Apple Watch screen dark, even if you raise your wrist. To see the screen, you need to tap the watch face.

– A Siri update that allows Siri to work with apps to “start workouts, send messages, make payments, book rides, and more.”

– Support for French, Spanish and Italian languages in Scribble.

– The Watch app on the iPhone now displays your music playlist sync progress.

tvOS 10.2 includes the following fixes and changes:
– Easier scrolling within tvOS. Per the release notes, “several large swipes” will activate accelerated...

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05:15
Apple releases iOS 10.3 update

iOS 10.3 is out and ready to go.

Apple on Monday released iOS 10.3, the latest version of its mobile operating system for its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.

The update, which weighs in at about a 2.4 gigabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

Find My iPhone:
– View the current or last known location of your AirPods.

– Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them.

Siri:
– Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps.

– Support for scheduling with ride booking apps.

– Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps.

– Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council.

Carplay:
– Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps.

– Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song’s album...

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05:00
Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update

If you’ve been hankering for macOS 10.12.4, it’s available and ready to go.

The new operating system update, a 1.85 gigabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

– Adds Night Shift for automatically shifting the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark.

– Adds Siri support for cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council.

– Adds Dictation support for Shanghainese.

– Resolves several PDF rendering and annotation issues in Preview.

– Improves the visibility of the subject line when using Conversation View in Mail.

– Fixes an issue that may prevent content from appearing in Mail messages.

If you’ve tried the macOS 10.12.4 update and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

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04:52
Apple granted another patent for ‘the most accurate...

With the iPhone 8 expected to embed a fingerprint sensor into the display to allow much smaller top and bottom bezels, there’s no doubt that Apple has the technology required to make this possible. We’ve seen a steady stream of patents describing different ways to achieve this.

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04:30
How to hide (and ‘unhide’) folders in macOS Sierra

Have some private files that you don’t want to risk anyone else seeing? You canhide ‘em with macOS Sierra, though you’ll have to use Terminal. The tool provides text-based access to the operating system, in contrast to the mostly graphical nature of the user experience of macOS, so not everyone wants to tamper with it.

However, if you’re willing to use Terminal, here’s how you hide your files:

Press the Command and Space keys simultaneously. Type the word “Terminal” and press Enter. A terminal window will open.

In the window, type in this command: chflags hidden

Press the space key.

Drag the file or folder you want to hide from the Finder and drop it/them into the terminal window. (The Finder is the home base for your Mac. You use it to organize and access almost everything on your Mac, including documents, images, movies, and any other files you have.)

When you want the hidden files to reappear, you’ll have to use Terminal once more. Open...

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04:04
Two changes mean iOS 10.3 will take longer to...

There are quite a few new features in iOS 10.3, from security fixes through Find My AirPods through the ability for app developers to reply to reviews. Renaud Lienhart – until recently, an Apple engineer working on iOS – shared one more than isn’t visually noticeable, but should make devices feel a little faster.

iOS 10.3 feels “snappier” because many animations...

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04:00
StopKnot can free you from earbud tangle hell

It's time to address one of the major problems of our time for anyone not using wireless earphones such as Apple AirPods: earbud tangle. You know what I'm talking about. 

You've finished listening to your tunes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod, so you wrap up your earbuds and slide them into your pocket, purse or backpack. Later when you remove them, they've somehow entangled themselves into a ball of knots that takes an eternity to untangle.

Enter the StopKnot, one of those it's-so-simple-why-didn't-I-think-of-that solutions that solves one task brilliantly. It's a flexible band that slides onto your headphone cable allowing you to secure both of the ear pieces and the audio jack together when you're not using them. When you're ready to use your earbuds again, just slide the ring and they're ready to go — with no need for untangling.

The StopKnot costs $9.99 for a...

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00:59
Native Instruments acquires music/remix streaming...

As SoundCloud reportedly continues struggling and considers selling, one of the leaders in electronic music software and hardware just acquired a music and remix streaming platform called Metapop. It also hired former CEO of online electronic music store Beatport. That is notable for a few reasons.

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00:45
No, an LTE-equipped Apple Watch will not come with a...




Amidst a lull in Apple hardware releases, an industry analyst on Monday issued a research note claiming Apple's next-generation Apple Watch will use a physical SIM card for standalone LTE connectivity. We explain why that is an unlikely scenario.

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Monday March 27

21:02
Apple mulls joining reported SoftBank-backed...




Japanese tech giant SoftBank is reportedly in talks to back a $6 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, a move that could dilute stakes of existing backers like Apple.

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20:50
Would you pay more for an LTE-equipped Apple Watch...

One of the long-running rumors for Apple Watch is the addition of a cellular data connection. Earlier this month, Zac outlined a few of the problems a data connection could solve, while we’ve also noted of a few of the technical hurdles involved in implementing the feature.

Would you pay more for an LTE-equipped Apple Watch in the form of a hardware or carrier premium? Take the poll below:

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20:35
Safari 10.1

Makes a couple of user interface improvements and patches a number of security vulnerabilities in Yosemite and El Capitan. (Free)

 

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iOS 10.3 fixes security hole that allowed hackers to...

Apple released iOS 10.3 earlier today and included in it were a host of new features. As usual, however, there are a number of under-the-hood changes as well. Arstechnica notes that iOS 10.3 fixes a bug that in Safari allowed for scammers to trick users into paying fees.

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20:05
Security Update 2017-001 (Yosemite, El Capitan)

Resolves several security vulnerabilities for the two older operating systems. (Free, various sizes)

 

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19:37
Apple's iOS 10.3 patches mobile Safari bug used...




Nefarious actors using a mobile Safari exploit to extort iTunes gift cards from unwitting iOS device users will need to look elsewhere, as Apple patched the web browser flaw as part of Monday's iOS 10.3 update.

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18:06
Apple's iOS 10.3 lets customers leave in-app...




With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews.

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18:02
How to use Apple’s new Find My AirPods feature in...

Earlier today, Apple officially released iOS 10.3 to the public and with it comes a host of new features. One of the most notable new features, however, is for AirPods users. Apple has expanded its Find My iPhone feature to support AirPods, making it incredibly easy for users to quickly find their AirPods if they misplace them.

Read on for full instructions on how to take advantage of Find My AirPods…

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Daylite: Business Productivity App for Teams on Mac...

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Integrate directly with Apple Mail to organize emails for clients, projects, and sales opportunities. Track your sales pipeline and set reminders when to follow up. Share projects, schedules, and tasks with others on your team – from your Mac or iPhone/iPad.

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17:47
About the security content of iOS 10.3

There were a lot of updates on the security front.

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17:44
Ransomware scammers exploited Safari bug to extort...

(credit: Lookout)

Ransomware scammers have been exploiting a flaw in Apple's Mobile Safari browser in a campaign to extort fees from uninformed users. The scammers particularly target those who viewed porn or other controversial content. Apple patched the vulnerability on Monday with the release of iOS version 10.3.

The flaw involved the way that Safari displayed JavaScript pop-up windows. In a blog post published Monday afternoon, researchers from mobile-security provider Lookout described how exploit code surreptitiously planted on multiple websites caused an endless loop of windows to be displayed in a...

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17:43
Paperboyo: Transforming landmarks with paper cutouts

Seriously, this is absolutely amazing.

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17:29
Weedbukx logo is a lawsuit waiting to happen

An eatery in Trenton, NJ, previously known as Weedman’s Joint — that sells food only in a weed-themed setting — is rebranding as “Weedbukx”. I give it 30 days before Starbucks AND Exxon file a trademark suit against them.

I can’t imagine it’ll take that long.

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17:15
Ignore that call from “Apple” about an iCloud breach

Earlier on Monday, my wife let me know that “Apple Support” had called about iCloud security. She was dubious, and rightly so. “Apple” then called five more times (and counting). Suffice it to say, it wasn’t Apple, but fraudsters trying to piggyback on reports that a major breach of iCloud credentials could render hundreds of millions of accounts vulnerable.

Apple says no such breach occurred, and security researchers, like Troy Hunt of HaveIBeenPwned.com, say the group trying to extort Apple likely has reused credentials from other sites’ password leaks. (We recommend turning on two-factor authentication at iCloud regardless.)

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17:14
MainStage 3 gets a HUGE update

Lost in all of the other updates today was probably one of the biggest updates we've seen in a long time. The app? Apple MainStage 3 for Mac, which is a music-oriented companion app to Logic Pro. Reader Wheat Williams sent us the release notes, which may actually make this the longest post ever published on Apple World Today: 

New in MainStage 3.3

New features and enhancements

  • New, modern interface.
  • Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro.
  • True stereo panning provides more control and discrete manipulation of stereo signals.
  • Directly assign software instruments as sidechain sources.
  • Bus routings are now shown in plug-in sidechain menus.
  • MIDI plug-ins can be used to creatively control plug-in parameters.
  • Set folder icons can now be assigned a color.
  • The Toolbar can now be...
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17:13
Video recap: Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4...




Apple this week issued firmware updates for its major platforms, introducing all new features like Find My AirPods for iOS and Theater Mode for Apple Watch, as well as bringing Night Shift to Mac.

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16:35
Apple details new App Store ratings and review...

Following the release of iOS 10.3 earlier today, Apple has offered up more details on support for developers engaging with users in the Reviews section of the App Store. Apple had previously announced that developers would be able to reply to app reviews, but now the company has offered up more details.

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16:00
Sky Dancer soars at first, although the sensation is...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money). 

Helplessly falling through the clouds at a rapid pace towards the dirt? Terrifying. Controlled falling, on the other hand? Potentially exhilarating. And that’s the kind of sensation that Sky Dancer taps into, blending a familiar behind-the-back endless runner approach with the less-familiar feeling of dropping large distances to platforms below. 

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15:44
UK Home Secretary: Apps Shouldn't Serve as...


UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Sunday called for greater government access to encrypted content on mobile apps. Apps with end-to-end encryption, like Facebook's WhatsApp, should not be allowed to conceal terrorists' communications from law enforcement, Rudd said in a television interview. "There should be no place for terrorists to hide," she said. "We need to make sure that organizations like WhatsApp -- and there are plenty of others like that -- don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other."

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15:40
Apple and Facebook are serious about augmented...

A new report brings back the speculation that Apple is working on a pair of augmented reality glasses, and paints Facebook as a direct competitor.

According to the Financial Times (note: this article is behind a paywall), Apple and Facebook have stepped up their efforts to develop augmented reality glasses. Previously, Apple’s AR efforts were linked to the iPhone, and Facebook seemed occupied with the virtual reality capabilities of Oculus. Now, both tech giants are eager to create an AR wearable, according to the report.

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15:22
∞ The Dalrymple Report Podcast: With special guest...

This week I’m joined by iMore’s Rene Ritchie to talk about WWDC and its move to San Jose; Tim Cook’s assertion that creative pros are important to Apple; The MacBook Pro and Mac Pro; iPad sales; and Pandora Premium.

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15:19
Analyst: Apple supply chain hints at LTE Apple Watch...

As noted by Barron’s, a semiconductor analyst is today out with a note to investors in which he outlines observations and tidbits from a recent trip through Asia. Christopher Rolland of Susquehanna Financial Group met with various suppliers and tech companies in Asia, including Broadcom and Qualcomm, learning a lot about what’s in the pipeline for Apple and its devices…

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15:06
Twitter rolling out advanced word & phrase...

Over the last week, Twitter has started rolling out more advanced filtering features allowing users to block words, phrases, hashtags, and more. The company announced today that the new features are now available on iOS. Read on for more details and how to take advantage…

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15:03
Hands-on with the updated Apple TV Remote app for...

As we noted in a prior post, Apple has updated its Apple TV Remote app to version 1.1. This latest version, which comes on the same day as tvOS 10.2 and iOS 10.3, brings long-awaited iPad support to the table.

Along with support for the iPad, the updated Apple TV Remote app features an enhanced Now Playing interface complete with support for lyrics and Up Next playlists for music, along with several other notable features. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough with the Apple TV Remote app inside. more…

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15:01
Ahead of WWDC 2017, Apple releases Swift 3.1 as part...

Following last year’s Swift 3.0 release, Apple has officially released Swift 3.1 today with Xcode 8.3. Now that Swift has hit its first major point release in third iteration, the team will be putting their focus onto Swift 4.

Swift was recently in the spotlight as it’s original creator, Chris Lattner, had left to join become Tesla’s VP of Autopilot Software.

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14:42
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27...

Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.6, EagleFiler 1.7.5, GraphicConverter 10.4, HoudahGeo 5.1.8, PopChar X 7.7, and Default Folder X 5.1.4.

 

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14:42
ExtraBITS for 27 March 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has announced (but not released) Clips, a new social photo and video app, and the U.S. and UK have both banned large carry-on electronics from flights originating from several African and Middle Eastern countries.

 

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14:36
AWT News Update: March 27, 2017

Monday brought us a bumper crop of updates for operating systems and apps:

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  • iOS has been updated to version 10.3, changing all iOS devices to the new AFPS file system. Hear about the other OS changes for Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.
  • Apple developers have until Friday morning to sign up for the WWDC ticket lottery
  • Facebook Messenger for iOS adds a live location sharing feature

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14:22
Apple updates Pages, Numbers, Keynote on iOS and...

Along with iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4, Apple has posted updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on both the iOS and macOS platforms.

The word processor, spreadsheet creator, and presentation tool have received Touch ID support on both platforms, allowing you to quickly open password-protected documents. 

The Mac versions add support for the Touch Bar introduced with the 2016 MacBook Pro, as well as new leader lines that make pie charts easier to read and a simpler method for replacing fonts through an entire document.

Pages on both platform gets the ability to add math equations to documents using either LaTeX or MathML notation. You can add bookmarks to link from one part of a doc to another. You can import and export in Rich Text Format. New stock and currently functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables. 

Numbers now lets you add current or historical stock information to your spreadsheets. You can use the new My Stocks Template to...

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13:58
Apple TV Remote app gets an iPad interface

To accompany iOS 10.3, Apple has updated the Apple TV Remote app for the fourth generation Apple TV. The 1.1 upgrade adds a specific iPad interface for the first time.

The free app allows you to control your Apple TV with your iOS device, foregoing the necessity to use the Siri Remote device. You can control Apple’s set-top box with a swipe of your finger or use the keyboard to enter text. Plus, you can use the app along with the Siri Remote. 

Apple TV Remote 1.1 offers an enhanced “Now Playing” experience with lyrics and playlists for music and chapters, audio tracks, and captions selection for movies and TV shows. It also offers general performance and stability improvements.

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13:56
Verizon plans to test 4K TV for its FiOS customers

Verizon has been relatively late to 4K TV (its competitors hopped aboard a while back), but it's at least making up for lost time. The carrier and its partner SES have confirmed that they'll soon test 4K delivery to FiOS TV customers. There's no ment...

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13:52
Notable apps and app updates for March 27, 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

Sun And Moon Apps has debuted Hero! 1.0. In the free game, you’re the hero of your choice. Decide from a range of different characters as you journey through the unknown. You must find the key to unlock the dungeon door and escape. Along your way you must battle different types of enemies that can jump and shoot. The better you get with your sling blade the better your chances of escaping the dungeon alive.

Nexx Studio has debuted Temple Jump 1.0. It’s a retro-flavored pixel art game in which players must jump from platform to platform while collecting...

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13:51
Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS...

The most significant release of the day may have been iOS 10.3, but Apple showed some love to its other three operating systems as well, adding a new feature or two and providing some bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements.

 

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13:46
Apple releases Classroom iPad app version 2.0 w/...

Alongside public releases for iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 today, Apple has officially released version 2.0 of its Classroom app for iPad previously in beta.

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13:29
Sarah Silverman is hosting a weekly talk show on Hulu

The success of new shows like John Oliver's Last Week Tonight on HBO, Chelsea Handler's Chelsea on Netflix and Samantha Bee's Full Frontal on TBS show there's a pretty big market for comedians giving funny and impassioned takes on the news. Get ready...

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13:28
Analyst: Higher iPhone 8 price to help control high...

A new analysis shared today by Business Insider from JP Morgan’s Rod Hall shows further proof that an iPhone ‘supercycle’ is imminent. A larger than normal amount of users on older generation models are expected to finally upgrade to Apple’s newest device later this year.

In Hall’s analysis today, he believes the new iPhone 8 is expected to have a higher price point helping to curb some of the device’s inevitable high demand. Hall believes features like wireless charging, a larger display, and improved camera tech will convince those lagging behind to finally upgrade.

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13:26
Facebook updates Messenger for Apple's iPhone...




Facebook on Monday began rolling out a new feature -- Live Location -- to its Messenger apps for iOS and Android, just days after Google announced a similar feature for Google Maps.

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13:02
Apple knows you keep losing your AirPods

If you're an AirPod owner, you've probably felt a twinge of panic or two over the thought of losing one on your daily commute. Luckily, Apple now has a solution. As part of the company's fresh 10.3 iOS update, you can now track down a missing earbud...

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12:42
Facebook hires former Apple designer Michael Hillman...




Facebook is taking on Michael Hillman -- a person with 15 years at Apple, including key work on the company's Mac desktops -- as the head of hardware at its Oculus VR division.

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12:40
Apple opens registration lottery for WWDC 2017

Apple on Monday announced that developers who want to attend the Worldwide Developers Conference in June can now enter a lottery for the opportunity to buy tickets. Would-be attendees have until Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. PT to register into the lottery.

After the lottery registration closes, Apple will randomly select entries, and those selected will be notified that they can purchase tickets. The price of a single WWDC ticket is $1,599 and is for conference only—accommodations need to be booked separately.

This year’s WWDC is being held June 5-9 at the McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose, California. According to Apple, several hotels are...

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12:33
Air pollution makes surprisingly good art supplies

Plumes of diesel exhaust contain a mixture of things both nasty and harmless. A lot of it, however, is carbon. Carbon can be useful and (as you might recall from school) is often jet black in color. Start-up Graviky has created an exhaust filter that...

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12:30
A tour of iOS 10.3: Checking out APFS, the Settings...

Enlarge / An iPhone 5 running iOS 10. Version 10.3 is likely to be its last big update. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has just released iOS 10.3 to the general public, an update which is likely to be the last major release of iOS 10; at this point in the year, work usually begins in earnest on the next major release of iOS, which will be revealed at WWDC in June. The update is available for everything that runs iOS 10: the iPhone 5 and newer, the fourth-generation iPad and newer, the iPad Mini 2 and newer, both iPad Pros, and the sixth-generation iPod Touch.

The update has been going through the beta process for a couple of months now, and since it’s likely to be iOS 10’s last major update, we’ll spend some extra time with a few of the high-profile features. I’ve also spent a tiny...

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12:13
macOS 10.12.4 update brings Night Shift to the Mac...

Enlarge / The $1,499 MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra.

Apple has just released macOS 10.12.4, the fourth major update for Sierra since the operating system was released last September. In addition to the typical bug fixes and security patches, the update brings over one minor feature from iOS: Night Shift, which can subtly change your screen's color from a cooler blue tone to warmer yellow tones in an effort to help you sleep better.

Night Shift was originally introduced in iOS 9.3 about a year ago. Since then, Google has added a similar feature to Android 7.0, and Microsoft is going to include a version of it in...

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12:03
Intel's extra-fast 3D storage comes to your...

It didn't take long for Intel's 3D Optane storage to reach a product you can realistically buy. The chip maker has introduced Optane modules designed to boost the performance of your desktop PC. They're strictly cache drives that only hold 16GB or 32...

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12:02
Apple TV Remote app updated, adding iPad support and...




Once iPhone and iPod Touch only, Apple has updated the standalone Apple TV remote app, and for the first time has a specific iPad interface.

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11:41
FBI's facial recognition database is...

Despite law enforcement's attempt to conceal its existence, it's no secret that half of Americans over the age of 18 -- 117 million people in total -- are part of a massive facial recognition database, their personal information culled from DMV files...

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