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Saturday September 3

15:39
Apple May Bring Back Billions In Profits To The U.S.

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from the San Jose Mercury News:
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company plans to bring back billions of dollars in profit to the U.S. next year. Cook's statement, made during an interview with RTE radio Thursday, contradicts his previous public statements on the issue: He has said for years that U.S. corporate taxes are too high, and that the Silicon Valley company wouldn't be repatriating profit until its home country changed its tax code.

"Right now I would forecast that we repatriate next year"Cook said, saying that the company has "provisioned several billion" for that purpose.
An interesting side-note: Apple accounts for 40% of Silicon Valley's profits.


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14:30
A VR massage chair made me both happy and sad

One of the delights on show here at IFA was Medisana's VR massage chair, which pairs one of its high end devices with an Oculus Rift. Rather than sitting in a shopping mall and viewing your fellow patrons as a robot paws at your back, you can be tran...

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13:48
Here's how the iPhone 7 Plus' dual cameras...

Apple's 2016 iPhone launch event may be just days away, but that isn't stemming the tide of leaks and rumors. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who is frequently, though not always, on the mark with Apple launches) has published a last-minute rep...

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13:30
Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.5

Fixes a number of problems with converting DOC, DOCX, and ODT files. ($79 new, free update, 225 MB)

 

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13:27
Apple keynote decorations on display at Bill Graham...

Shot by Howard Brilliant for 9to5Mac

Apple flags are now flying over Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, California, as the company prepares the venue for Wednesday’s iPhone 7 announcement. Apple’s keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, where we expect to see upgraded iPhones and a new Apple Watch introduced. Check out more shots of the scene after the break…

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12:24
Cristiano Ronaldo's latest tech endorsement is...

Sources say CR7 fell over when he saw the Nubia Z11. Absolutely no one was shocked. That's what happens when you have a reputation for being the best diver on the pitch.

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12:19
∞ Apple Music adds new playlists based on listening...

Apple on Saturday added two new playlists to its Apple Music service, which are both based on your listening habits on the service. […]

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11:57
Following iPhone 7, iPhone 4 (& few Macs) will...

Apple is about to add iPhone 4 alongside other Macs and iPods to its list of vintage and obsolete products, meaning the devices will lose support for repair services through Apple and its authorized dealers. The change is scheduled to kick in a week after Apple’s iPhone 7 event later this month, according to internal documents (pictured below).

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11:49
Acer's latest convertible Chromebook is bigger...

In May, Google announced that it would be bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, finally marrying the two operating systems in a way that makes Chromebooks that much more useful (A million-plus more apps!) All of a sudden, convertible Chromebooks sound...

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11:09
Happy Hour Podcast 083 | Eleventh hour iPhone 7...

This week Benjamin and Zac return for a special bonus episode of Happy Hour to discuss last minute iPhone 7 rumors including five color options, higher storage tiers, RAM upgrades, and much more ahead of Apple’s September 7 event. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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11:00
How an argument led to the creation of a safer...

German electronics firm Hama had been looking at self-balancing skateboards, better known as Hoverboards or Swagways, for about half a year. It wanted to get into the market and so bought every single device currently available to see how they worked...

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10:04
Inside the 2016 MacBook Pro -- CPU choices

While no update is expected at the Sept. 7 Apple event, a long-awaited refresh of the MacBook Pro has two obvious main processor choices -- but what it has selected to use will dictate if the computer releases sooner, or later.

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10:00
Recommended Reading: Gaming's gender problems...

With VR mode,
'Dead or Alive'
goes from creepy
to harassment
Allegra Frank,
Polygon

Earlier this week, we caught a glimpse of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in virtual reality that's set to launch the same day as PlayStation VR. The game allows the user t...

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09:00
IFA 2016 day one: Battle-worn BB-8 and Acer's...

Even though we've been in Berlin for a few days, Friday was actually the first official day of IFA 2016. And, as expected, there's a lot to see on the show floor. Yesterday, we checked out Sphero's "Battle-worn" BB-8 and its companion Force Band, a w...

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08:49
Apple's 'iPhone 7' to boast True Tone...

At this week's media event, Apple is expected to introduce a new iPhone featuring waterproof capabilities equivalent to the Apple Watch, along with a new wide color True Tone display and other enhancements throughout.

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08:31
This week’s top stories: Apple’s iPhone 7 event,...

In this week’s top stories: Apple officially scheduled its iPhone 7 event for next Wednesday, September the 7th, as yet more details of the device and a second-gen Apple Watch 2 leaked this week. Head below for these and more of our top shared stories:

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08:00
Sacking Jack May Anger iPhone Headphone Fans


Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak recently said removing the headphone jack in the next version of the iPhone is going to "tick off a lot of people." It's been rumored for months that Apple would be scrapping the 3.5 mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7 expected next week. Such a move could upset users who have invested in listening technology that uses the jack, Wozniak said. Ditching the headphone jack could be the prelude to another rumored new product: Bluetooth earbuds based on a very-low-powered radio chip developed exclusively by Apple.

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08:00
Six futuristic phone designs

By Cat DiStasio

Cell phone technology continues moving forward year after year, but many of the developments are incremental—a better camera, more storage space, or a faster processor. Those are just the improvements that make it to the mass m...

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07:09
Samsung's biggest challenge at IFA is keeping...

Samsung has a huge presence at IFA. Its booth takes up an entire floor in City Cube, the newest and shiniest exhibition hall at the Messe Berlin. The company's show area is so big, it's in its own separate building. Samsung also held not one but two...

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07:03
iPad Air 2 goes out of stock at major distributors...

We have received a tipoff that major distribution channels for resellers have run out of iPad Air 2 supply, ahead of the iPhone 7 event next week on Wednesday. This means that resellers are running dry of iPad Air 2 units to sell onto customers. This is usually indicate of an upcoming refresh.  As shown from the screenshots, new stock of iPad Air 2 is estimated far beyond the September 7th date of the Apple event, which would suggest that Apple is changing up the iPad lineup in the next couple of weeks.

However, this doesn’t really make sense with other reports that been swirling. We haven’t heard anything about Apple readying new iPads for launch this year. The latest report from KGI on the matter said to not expect an iPad refresh until 2017 …

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06:30
ICYMI: Sorting crops with artificial intelligence

Today on In Case You Missed It: Google's Tensor Flow machine learning technology helped create a device to sort through massive amounts of cucumbers at a farm in Japan, sorting the vegetables by quality grade so that humans don't have to do it ma...

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05:30
DEVONthink 2.9.4

Brings a number of sync-related reliability improvements to the personal information manager. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new)

 

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05:00
The best 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'...

Sphero's BB-8 quickly became the most sought-after Star Wars toy when it was revealed last year. Now, the company is introducing a "Battle-worn" edition of the droid at IFA 2016, featuring a murky appearance that makes it further resemble the charact...

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04:47
KGI: iPhone 7 to feature 2.4GHz A10 chip, IPX7...

A weekend report from KGI is shining some last minute details on the iPhone 7. As well as reaffirming everything we’ve already heard, such as the design resembling the iPhone 6s with tweaked antenna lines, the report includes some specific details about certain changes.

KGI says that the iPhone 7 will include the new Apple A10 SoC, which will be CPU clocked at up to 2.4GHz, a dramatic increase over the existing A9 silicon. The iPhone 7 will also come in two new color options which KGI describes as “dark black” and glossy “piano black”, replacing space grey. There are also changes to the speaker system, Force Touch sensors, waterproofing and more. Many details after the jump, including an explanation of what the iPhone 7 dual-camera system comprises …

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03:00
The Week in Apple News: Apple Sept. 7 iPhone event,...

Apple headlines for the week ending Sept. 2, 2016

Apple on Thursday released security updates for El Capitan, Yosemite, and Safari. If you haven’t updated, go get them now, and then come back here to read the important Apple headlines of the week. Just click the link to get more information.

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01:36
This week on AI: 'See you on Sept. 7,'...

The "iPhone 7" unveiling date was finally made official by Apple this week, but talk persisted about 'exploding' Samsung phones, and an epic EU $14.5 billion tax edict that may have to be paid to a mostly unwilling Ireland.

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Friday September 2

23:42
A tiny space pebble just put a huge dent in an ESA...

The European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite has new 40cm dent on one of its solar wings -- and it was caused by a tiny millimetre-size piece of space debris. The impact was discovered with the Sentinal-1A reported a slight power redu...

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23:18
Apple Music subscribers on iOS 10 & macOS Sierra...

Just days away from Apple’s September 7th iPhone event, users are beginning to see personalized music mixes appear within Apple Music. Originally shown on stage at the this year’s WWDC by Bozoma Saint John, Apple Music subscribers on iOS 10 and macOS will soon be able to listen to music playlists custom tailored to their tastes and interests.

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20:52
'Firewatch' comes to Xbox One on September...

Campo Santo's wilderness mystery Firewatch became an instant indie classic when it was released back in February, but only on PC and PS4. The San Francisco-based studio is fixing that gap in its game's playerbase with an Xbox One launch on September...

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20:32
Apple Music's curated music discovery feature...

Apple on Friday activated "My New Music Mix" for iOS 10 beta testers, an upcoming Apple Music feature that suggests curated tunes based on previously played music.

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20:00
[Sponsor] FilmTouch

If you’re in the film industry and you receive callsheets, go get the FilmTouch iPhone app. It’ll change your life; sort of.

If you’re not in the film industry, take care of that first before you get the app.

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19:56
This mummy's skull was recreated via 3D printer

Using a mummified head found in the collections of the University of Melbourne, scientists were able to reconstruct the skull of a deceased 25-year-old woman from via 3D printer.

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18:51
Apple, others offer support in Microsoft fight to...

Microsoft on Friday received the backing of Apple and other major technology, media and pharmaceutical companies in its legal fight to dislodge laws preventing it from informing customers of government requests for user data.

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18:48
Pokémon Go is getting a buddy system

Despite its initial success, Pokémon Go has been struggling to maintain its popularity. The game's active users have shrunk by more than 10 million from its mid-July peak, which makes keeping the remaining players engaged that much more import...

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17:51
Google's Project Muze creates unwearable...

Google shouldn't enter the fashion business any time soon, if the partnership between Berlin-based Zalando and Google is any indication.

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17:10
Clinton's First Email Server Was a Power Mac...

An anonymous reader shares with us an excerpt from a report via Ars Technica: As she was being confirmed as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton contacted Colin Powell to ask him about his use of a Blackberry while in the same role. According to a Federal Bureau of Investigations memorandum published today (PDF), Powell warned Clinton that if it became public that she was using a Blackberry to "do business," her e-mails would be treated as "official" record and be subject to the law. "Be very careful," Powell said according to the FBI. "I got around it all by not saying much and not using systems that captured the data." Perhaps Clinton's troubles began when she switched from a Blackberry-hosted e-mail account to an account on her Clintonemail.com domain -- a domain hosted on an Apple Power Mac "G4 or G5" tower running in the Clintons' Chappaqua, New York residence. The switch to the Power Mac as a server occurred the same month she exchanged messages with Powell. The Power Mac,...

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16:54
Adorable robots help travellers at Tokyo's...

Getting lost in an international airport is never fun -- but if you're lost in Japan's Haneda this month, you'll at least be able get help from an adorable talking robot. From now until the 14th, Hitachi is testing its EMIEW3 humanoid robot in the ai...

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16:32
Apple posts promoted-only tweet teasing Sept. 7 event

In what is thought to be the first public interaction to originate from Apple's official corporate Twitter account, the company on Friday posted a promoted-only tweet inviting users to tune in for next week's special event.

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15:57
Hackers temporarily reactivate suspended Twitter...

When Twitter takes an offensive account offlinen it usually stays down for good, but a hacking group now claims that it's discovered a way to reactivate and take control over inactive and suspended accounts. A group called "Spain Squad" briefly react...

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15:12
External Link: Full Scale of Dropbox Hack Revealed

File sharing service Dropbox is warning users who created accounts before 2012 to change their passwords, due to a breach that occurred that year. (Obviously, if you've already changed your password, there's no need to do so again willy-nilly.) Dropbox previously disclosed the attack, but the full scope of the breach has only recently become known: 5 GB of documents containing email addresses and hashed passwords for over 68 million users. If you used a high-quality password and didn't reuse it on other sites, there is little cause for alarm, thanks to Dropbox’s strong password hashing, but you should change your password if prompted.

 

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15:09
Samsung explains how the US Galaxy Note 7 recall...

It's been less than 24 hours since Samsung announced its worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7, and owners are probably wondering exactly what's next. The major US carriers have already provided information on what they will do for customers (AT&...

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14:56
Next 'Call of Duty' lets you craft guns...

Activision is raising the bar for its annual miniconvention celebrating its Call of Duty shooter franchise, Call of Duty XP. This year's has panels, eSports championships and performances by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, but the real attention is on ne...

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14:45
The Public Access Weekly: Spiders in space

Next week is going to be a big, big deal with an Apple event and a Sony event on Sept.7th which is going to make for a pretty brutal four-day work week around here. While we're busy prepping for that, don't miss all the #IFA2016 action from our edi...

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14:33
Decluttr expects iPhone trade-ins to peak this week

Recommerce site Decluttr.com says it’s experienced a surge in iPhone 6 trade-ins as consumers anticipate the launch of Apple’s “iPhone 7” next week. The company is reporting a 73% boost in the past month alone, and is predicting an influx of the iPhone 6 and 6s models will be traded-in following Apple’s press conference scheduled for Sept. 7.

The site, which offers cash for unwanted smart phones, DVDs, CDs, video games and electronics, believes the increase comes from consumers’ desire to make additional cash to purchase the upcoming iPhone. Data from Decluttr has shown that once a new Apple model is announced, the predecessor can lose up to 12% of its value the week after the announcement, so consumers frequently act fast to get the highest trade-in value. Typically, smart phones can lose up to 65% of their value after just a month of being released...

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14:31
This is how much an exploit merchant charges to...

NSO Group, the exploit seller recently linked to a potential activist hack, charges just $650,000 to hack a group of 10 iPhones or Android devices, along with a $500,000 setup fee, the New York Times reports. For that cash outlay you'll get complete...

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14:29
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 2, 2016

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

Media Luna has rolled out Gio - The Rolling Ball Game 1.0. In the $1.99 game, players roll the ball over the correct colored cubes to build a path in order to move ahead. Roll the wrong way, and it's time to start over.

 

Motomo has introduced WoofLinks 1.0. The free app is actually four apps in one: a walk tracker, a connections list, a friend finder, and an instant messenger. WoofLinks has a "WoofDar" tab, sort of like a radar that lets users see what kinds of dogs are currently in a specific area, such as a park or beach, and more.

Apimac has...

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14:27
AWT News Update: September 2, 2016

Just a reminder -- due to the US Labor Day weekend, the next AWT News Update episode will appear on Tuesday, September 6. 

  • Some rather bogus looking "iPhone 7 boxes" from Hungary and Russia show that the devices come with wireless AirPods, but we'll just wait and see. Earlier bogus boxes showed them coming with "EarPods with Lightning Connector".
  • Just in time for the "iPhone 7" announcement, we're starting to hear rumors about the "iPhone 8" or "10th Anniversary iPhone". The big feature? An iris scanner for authentication.
  • Apple's Twitter account may have been finally activated after being set up in 2011, just for the purpose of either live-tweeting or live streaming the event next Wednesday.

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below.

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14:18
Google officially ends its Project Ara modular phone...

Google has shut down its modular smartphone initiative, Project Ara, a spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat today. This follows an earlier report from Reuters that claimed Google was finished with Project Ara. We've reached out to Google for confirm...

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13:51
Brave browser lets you tip your favorite sites in...

Brave, the browser meant to block ads and trackers by design, has launched what might be a fairly controversial service: the ability to tip websites via bitcoin.

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13:30
iFinance 4.1

Brings a number of improvements and enhancements to the financial management app. ($39.99 new, free update, 24.4 MB)

 

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13:26
Lindsay Lohan's 'GTA V' suit against...

After a lengthy legal battle against Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games' parent company, Lindsay Lohan's case has been dismissed.

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13:17
Google's Snapseed photo editing app for iOS...

I've been pretty happy with Google's free Snapseed photo editing app for iOS, and today's update to version 2.9 just made me a lot happier. The company added non-destructive RAW support for those who want to edit images from their DSLRs, a new tool for editing faces, and more.

The face editing tool is pretty amazing, adding more clarity to eyes and smoothing skin to an adjustable set of levels. It's really well done -- take a somewhat stark looking portrait and run it through the Face tool, and it's like the subject was given a pro makeup job before the photo was taken. Pores and wrinkles are less obvious, and the entire face looks much smoother.

A new Text tool offers a way to add text and "bubbles" to your photos, all with various opacities, colors, typefaces, and location. There's even a way to invert the text, making the photo show "through" it. 

The sample photos below...

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13:00
Amazon Alexa support coming to LG's SmartThinQ...

When LG launched its SmartThinQ hub at CES this year, you couldn't help but notice that it was a dead ringer for Amazon's Echo but, well, dumber. That's because the device could play music and control LG SmartThinQ appliances, but wouldn't obey your...

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12:40
The first Xbox 'Play Anywhere' games are...

Through much of 2016, Microsoft has been working on an initiative to make your game library work across multiple devices, be it the current Xbox One, future consoles (like Project Scorpio) or a Windows 10 PC. As such, the company has a program called...

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12:20
Microsoft fixes Anniversary Update's login...

Windows 10 users had many good reasons to install the Anniversary Update at the beginning of August, even if most changes were incremental. Less loved were the handful of serious bugs that came with it, from breaking webcams to systemwide crashes whe...

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12:00
Should we be worried about election hacking?

When you know you're gonna lose, one surefire way to cast doubt on your loss is to say the whole thing was a setup.

That's exactly what Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump did when he found out that he was trailing Democratic nominee Hillar...

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11:52
Apple Watch is almost completely sold out ahead of...

We noted last month that Apple Watch inventory was shrinking ahead of Apple’s expected fall event, and now it appears that almost all stainless steel Apple Watch models are sold out online and in limited supply in stores. Only one version of the steel Apple Watch is available to order online, and seven of the aluminum Apple Watch Sport models are sold out as well. This could mean a few things for Apple Watch 2 news at Apple’s September 7 ‘iPhone 7’ event.

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11:40
Clueless Georgia official placed on election...

When it comes to US government officials who might know a thing or two about cybersecurity, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp doesn't rank highly. He was behind a massive private data leak that affected millions of that state's citizens, which in...

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11:35
Announcing the winner of the Drobo 5Dt giveaway

May I have the envelope, please...

The winner of our Team AWT Drobo 5Dt giveaway for one of the mass storage devices and five 2TB drives to go in it is one of our new Team AWT members, Ken Rohland of Lebanon, Pennsylvania! Congratulations, Ken, and thank you for supporting Team AWT.

As you can imagine, Ken was pretty ecstatic about his win when we told him earlier today. He said "Oh, wow! I can't believe this! I've been looking at Drobos for years and never took the plunge...Do you want a video of me jumping up & down right now?

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11:20
What we expect from Apple's big iPhone event

Apple is holding a big press event next week, and it's a pretty safe assumption at this point that we're getting a new iPhone. We're not expecting a radical reimagining of the device, but there might be a few surprises here (like no headphone jack!)...

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11:19
Assortment of Steve Jobs's personal property...

An online auction has started containing a large amount of Apple founder Steve Jobs' personal effects, including a leather jacket worn in a famous picture taken underneath the IBM logo.

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11:00
IFA 2016 day zero: Selfie-phones and barista robots

We're edging ever closer to the official start of IFA 2016 (that's today as you read this), but the pre-show events continue. Huawei, ZTE and others brought new phones, and Sony showed its hand -- even if some of that was familiar. There was also a s...

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11:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Kids' stuff

For the kids

This week’s roundup includes apps that help kids do math, read, and even build stuff. Can we build it? Yes we can! Read on!

Bob the Builder: Build City

Bob the Builder: Build City ($3) lets your child choose from multiple vehicles to build landmarks, construct buildings, and fix the roads. Kids can use their imaginations—and there are no in-app purchases for parents to worry about.

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10:49
'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered'...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will eventually include all 16 default multiplayer maps from the original game, Activision announced during a livestream at the Call of Duty XP fan event in Los Angeles. The game will launch with 10 "fan favori...

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10:40
Read the FBI's Clinton Investigation documents...

The FBI released documents today about its investigation into presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a home email server during her time as Secretary of State. After the investigation, the Department of Justice decided not to file charges. C...

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10:25
Alcatel's new budget smartwatch is designed for...

A few years back, Alcatel surprised plenty of people by announcing its own smartwatch, the originally-named, uh, Watch. Now, the company has arrived at IFA 2016 with the follow up, that takes much of the same technology but puts it in far nicer cloth...

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10:16
Hey, Apple: It’s time to rethink iCloud

iCloud is a great idea – in theory. In practice, there are far too many issues for far too many people.

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10:14
About the security content of Security Update 2016-...

This is another of those DO IT NOW! security updates.

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10:11
What to expect at Apple’s iPhone 7 & Apple Watch...

Now less than a week away from Apple’s ‘See you on the 7th’ iPhone 7 event, there’s a lot we know about the device and other product announcements Apple has planned for next week. A dual-camera system for iPhone, a new and improved Apple Watch 2 with GPS, new wireless headphones, and much more. Here’s what we expect to see at Apple’s iPhone event next week… more…

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10:10
Google updates Snapseed photo app for iOS w/ RAW...

Snapseed is my favorite iOS photo editing tool. It’s remarkably powerful yet still very easy to use.

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10:09
CSS 3D Box with mock shadow
10:05
White House will host a 'South by South Lawn...

Both President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the South by Southwest festival this year, and apparently they enjoyed it so much they're bringing a mini version to the White House. The first-ever "South by South Lawn" will take place on...

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09:59
iPhone, Apple Watch combination charging dock

Matching the low-profile floating design from our Apple Watch Dock, iPhone + Apple Watch Dock adds functionality with a place for your iPhone. A combo dock ensures less clutter in a beautiful package.

This looks really nice.

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09:45
Audeze's iSine buds will upgrade your Oculus...

When I first saw Audeze's new planar magnetic in-ear headphones my eye was drawn to the slightly goofy design. But, any self respecting audio lover will probably overlook that if the sound is right. And, on first listen, it looks promising. Audeze ha...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Pro deals from $500,...

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09:25
A fix for Samsung exploding batteries

You’re welcome Samsung users.

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09:23
Scientists finally made a half-way decent map of...

To protect the Arctic from climate change, scientists require a detailed map which they can slowly update and reference over time. Such a resource has, until now, been difficult to produce because traditional capture methods -- low-flying aircraft, f...

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09:21
Drone video shows solid progress on Apple Campus 2

Drone footage by Matthew Roberts

Drone pilot and videographer Matthew Roberts has published his monthly update video of the construction of Apple Campus 2, and things are really coming along. The majority of curved glass is now installed on the "spaceship" building and the roof is nearly complete, so installation of the thousands of photovoltaic solar panels that will be used to help power the facility has begun. 

Earthmoving for landscaping purposes continues, and the parking structure appears to be almost complete. The magnificent employee fitness center is really coming along as well, and Roberts notes that it has an estimated cost of $70 million. Way to take care of your employees, Apple!

I recommend watching the video in 4K if you have the capability, as it's quite impressive.

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08:50
Ireland joins Apple in fight over EU tax decision

Ireland’s cabinet agreed on Friday to join Apple in appealing against a multi-billion-euro back tax demand that the European Commission has imposed on the iPhone maker, despite misgivings among independents who back the fragile coalition.

The EU clearly overstepped here.

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08:46
EagleFiler 1.7

Brings a number of improvements, bug fixes, and additions to the document organization and archival app. ($40 new, free update, 18.3 MB)

 

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08:46
More possible 'iPhone 7' packaging leaks...

More questionable photos alleging to show the back of Apple's "iPhone 7" packaging have popped up, with the most recent boxes out of Russia suggesting that Apple's as yet unannounced Bluetooth "AirPods" will be included with some models.

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07:50
Android Users More Honest and Humble Than iPhone...

The kind of software your phone is running can tell a lot about you, apparently. According to a new study by a team of researchers at the University of Lincoln, Android smartphone users have great levels of honesty and humility, agreeableness and openness personality traits but are seen as less extroverted than Apple's iPhone users. According to a report by IANS, via BGR: The researchers believe that this could be because iPhone users thought it was more important to have a high-status phone than Android users. The team from the University of Lincoln also found that women were twice more likely to own an iPhone than an Android device. However, most of the personality stereotypes did not occur in reality as only honesty and humility was found in greater amounts within Android users, the findings showed.


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07:30
Apple’s Campus 2 gets some green with solar/fuel...

Two new drone flyover videos today give us an up-to-date look at construction progress at Apple’s Campus 2 site set to become the company’s new Cupertino headquarters early next year.

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07:29
Ireland’s cabinet joins Apple in EU back tax brouhaha

Ireland's cabinet has agreed to join Apple in appealing against a €13 billion (about $14.5 million) back tax demand that the European Commission has levied against the Cupertino, California-based company “despite misgivings among independents who back the fragile coalition,” reports Reuters.

The Commission's ruling this week has angered Washington, which accuses the EU of trying to grab tax revenue that should go to the U.S. government. The White House said President Barack Obama would raise the issue of tax avoidance by some multinational corporations at a summit of the G20 leading economies in China this weekend, adds Reuters.

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07:19
Comment: Sony Bravia experience is another reason...

One of the longest-running rumors about Apple – that it was working on launching a fully fledged television – finally fizzled out last year, when a WSJ report said that the company had ultimately decided against the idea. Instead, Apple is aiming at a (delayed) subscription TV service, complete with original programming.

It was speculated at the time that there were two reasons for the decision. First, that Apple had been unable to come up with a compelling differentiator that would have given consumers a reason to buy an Apple television over the many rival products. Second, that there simply wasn’t enough money in the business...

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07:15
Latest Apple Campus 2 construction video highlights...

New aerial footage of Apple's Campus 2 shows the glass panel installation surrounding the main building near complete, and installation of more power stations across the facility.

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07:11
Netatmo’s Smart Thermostat and new Smart Radiator...

Netatmo, maker of the hyperlocal Weather Station, announced today that its Smart Thermostat and new Smart Radiator Valves officially support Apple’s HomeKit feature. The company highlights providing “the only complete heating solution in Europe that’s compatible with Apple HomeKit.”

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06:48
Apple 'iPhone 7' manufacturing demands...

Global DRAM prices are continuing to climb on the strength of orders for the "iPhone 7" and demands from competitive China-based manufacturers, causing a ripple effect across the entire computing industry.

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06:34
After earlier doubts, Irish government is joining...

Reuters reports that the Irish government has today agreed to join Apple in appealing the European Commission ruling that the country must recover €13B ($15B) in underpaid tax. While Apple quickly announced its own appeal, it was not certain that Ireland would do the same.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has insisted Dublin would fight any adverse ruling ever since the European Union began investigating the U.S. tech giant’s Irish tax affairs in 2014, arguing that it had to protect a tax regime that has attracted...

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06:07
Irish cabinet votes to appeal EU's $14.5B tax...

Apple's appeal of the European Commission's $14.5 billion charge in back taxes will be aided by Ireland's cabinet, who voted on Friday to endorse the legal challenge.

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06:04
It’s alive! @Apple Twitter account gets a new look

Remember Apple’s Twitter account? Probably not. It’s been pretty inactive since its creation in September 2011. However, now @Apple is showing signs of life, probably in anticipation of the next week’s “See you on the 7th media event.” 

Apple has updated the page with the classic black logo a white background. It also has the same image that went out with the press invitations for next week’s event, at which the “iPhone 7” is expected to debut, as well as the “Apple Watch 2.”

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06:00
Daily Deal: The Ultimate Mac Cyber Security Bundle

It's a scary world out there, but this bundle is going to make you -- and your Mac -- feel a lot more secure. The Ultimate Mac Cyber Security Bundle provides seven apps and services that not only keep your online activities and local files safe, but can even improve your home security. Here's what you get for just $49.99 (regular price is $247.92):

VPN Land One Year Subscription 

There's no time like the present to start protecting your data from hackers and nosy advertisers. VPN Land is a private piece of Internet where you can browse freely and securely while utilizing over 400 reliable servers. Use VPN Land's speedy service on desktop and mobile platforms all over the world, and you'll never browse unprotected again.

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05:56
OS X gets security updates to combat ‘Pegasus’

Apple has issued security updates for OS X Yosemite, OS X El Capitan and Safari to address a vulnerability called “Pegasus” that potentially allows nefarious agents to take over a target device with a single click. You can download the updates via the Mac App Store — and you certainly should.

As noted by AppleInsider, Pegasus leverages three zero-day vulnerabilities to remotely jailbreak and install a suite of monitoring software onto a victim's device. One of the key tools in the process is an exploit that takes advantage of a memory corruption flaw in Safari WebKit. The vulnerability allows attackers to deliver the malware payload when a target clicks on a link leading to a malicious webpage.

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05:24
AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7'...

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the latest in iPhone rumors leading up to Apple's Sept. 7 event. Will there be a 256-gigabyte iPhone? Will there be wireless 'AirPods'?

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05:15
Apple releases Security Update 2016-001 for OS X...

Because security updates are a good thing.

On Thursday, Apple released Security Update 2016-001 for users of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The fix covers assorted zero-day exploits that could allow full access to a device and updates Safari to version 9.3.5 to patch security holes in the browser as well.

The exploits require the user to open a URL from an SMS message, which then executes remote binary files in the OS that dig into the kernel and allow unauthorized software to be installed—in iOS this effectively jailbreaks your device behind your back.

Apple’s release notes state that the Mac security updates released today will prevent applications from disclosing kernel memory and executing arbitrary code with kernel privileges....

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05:02
Apple Issues Urgent Security Updates to OS X and...

Apple has issued three security updates for OS X and Safari to address vulnerabilities discovered by the watchdog group Citizen Lab and the security research team Lookout.

 

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05:00
Tim Cook pens scathing letter addressing Apple...

There apparently came a moment where, in the wake of the controversy regarding Apple’s tax rate in Ireland, Tim Cook got angry and began smashing things.

Responding to the Commission’s decision that Ireland should recover 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes from Apple, Tim Cook said that “in Ireland and in every country where we operate, follows the law and we pay all the taxes we owe.”

He proceeded to pen the following letter:

A Message to the Apple Community in Europe

Thirty-six years ago, long before introducing iPhone, iPod or even the Mac, Steve Jobs established Apple’s first operations in Europe. At the time, the company knew that in order to serve customers in Europe, it would need a base there. So, in October 1980, Apple opened...

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05:00
FairWare Hackers May Take Ransoms, Keep Stolen Files


The latest ransomware intrusion that targets Linux servers, dubbed "FairWare," may be a classic server hack designed to bilk money from victims with no intent to return stolen files after payment in bitcoins is made. The attack reportedly targets a Linux server, deletes the Web folder, and then demands a ransom payment of two bitcoins for return of the stolen files. The attackers apparently do not encrypt the files but may upload them to a server under their control. Victims first learned about FairWare when they discovered their websites were down.

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04:30
How to use Siri to send text messages

You don’t have to use the virtual keypad on your iPhone or iPad to send text messages. Siri can do it for you. Here’s how:

 

  • First, of course, decide what message you wish to send. Say something like, “Send Doug an email” or “Text my sister.” Siri will create a new message and ask you what you want the message to say. 
  • Dictate your message.
  • To make sure it’s the proper message, tell Siri to “Read my message,” and she’ll read it back to you. 
  • You’re then asked if you wish to send the message. Say, “Send,” and it’s sent.

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04:26
Samsung issues global recall of Galaxy Note 7,...

After a week of analysis of 35 dramatic battery failures, Samsung has issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 "phablet" -- but the process will take some time, and how it will be executed is not known.

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