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Tuesday May 30

07:00
PC Market Could Return To Growth in 2019

IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker offers new insight as to why the firm believes the PC market is set for a growth period a few years from now. From a report: Detachable tablets such as Microsoft's Surface line and Apple's iPad Pro will lead the growth as consumers have turned away from laptops in favor of these more versatile computing devices. Last year, 21.5 million of these devices were shipped and the number of units sold could reach as high as 45.9 million in 2021. Notebook computers and mobile workstations are another category that will see continued growth with shipments rising from 156.8 million units in 2016 to 163.7 million by the year 2021. Desktop computers are still decreasing in popularity and that trend is likely to continue with their sales predicted to decrease by 15 million a year leading up to 2021.

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06:58
Latest Apple Park drone footage shows majority of...




The latest drone footage of the Apple Park headquarters shows detail work in progress, and a view of the historic barn, prior to the opening of the facility to employees.

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06:27
Apple’s appetite for components reportedly limiting...

A report suggests that Nintendo is being forced to limit its sales targets for the Switch game console due to component shortages in part created by Apple …

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06:22
IDC: ‘next round of iPhones isn’t likely to...

According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to rebound slightly in 2017 with expected growth of 3% over the previous year. And things are looking good for Apple's iPhone.

In 2016, year-over-year growth was 2.5%, marking the lowest growth the industry has ever experienced. With several major devices entering the market this year, IDC anticipates shipment volumes will grow to 1.52 billion in 2017. And the research group expects this momentum to carry into 2018, when smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 4.5% year over year, fueled by improved economic conditions in many emerging markets and a full year of new iPhone shipments from Apple.

Coming off the first year in which iPhone shipments declined, expectations are that 2017 volumes...

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06:04
Essential Home is a Siri Speaker competitor that...

Today the Essential Phone, built by the father of Android, went official and it’s an impressive device, to say the least. However, that’s not all the company had to announce. Along with the phone is the Essential Home, a new home assistant that looks to compete with Apple’s upcoming Siri speaker and other Amazon Echo and Google Home-like devices.

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06:00
15-inch MacBook Pro deliveries slip to June 5 (or...

As noted by MacRumors, Apple has updated its online store to indicate that 15-inch MacBook Pro orders are now estimated for free delivery between June 5-8 in the U.S. This makes sense, as new laptops are predicted to be unveiled at next week's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

There are also rumors that the MacBook Air will be updated, though the Sellers Research Firm (that’s me) is dubious. Apple’ 13-inch MacBook Pro models remain in stock for delivery as early as “next day” in the U.S. and several other countries.

The 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The conference will run June 5-9 and will focus on the latest versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

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05:55
Latest Apple Park drone tour provides our first peek...

The Apple Park images keep coming. Soon after the first press images, lovely sunset footage and 3D buildings in Apple Maps, the latest 4K drone footage gives us our first glimpse inside the Steve Jobs Theater.

Drone pilot Matthew Roberts noticed that some of the window coverings on the auditorium had been removed, so took us down low for a sneak peek …

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05:33
Apple patent is for a head-mounted display for AR...

Apple is at least considering a head-mounted display (HMD) for augmented reality (AR) purposes, as evidenced by a newly granted patent (number 9,667,954). It involves a device and techniques for projecting a source image in a HMD having a left and a right display for projecting a left and right images viewable by the left and right eyes.

The source image has right, left, top, and bottom edges and is processed to generate left image data for the left display and right image data for the right display. The left image data includes the left edge, but not the right edge, of the source image and the right image data includes the right edge, but not the left edge, of the source image. The right image data is presented on the right display and the left image data is presented on the left display.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that some HMDs can be used to view a see-through image imposed upon a real world view; in other words, AR. This is accomplished by reflecting the...

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05:30
Apple hires Qualcomm’s engineering vices president

Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering Vice President Esin Terzioglu as a wireless “System-on-a-Chip” lead, offering more evidence that the company may plan to expand its internal chip development into Broadband Processors working as mobile modems, reports AppleInsider.

Qualcomm, the world’s dominant supplier of baseband processors, is currently in a legal battle with Apple involving patent royalties.

A system on a chip or system on chip (SoC or SOC) is an integrated circuit (also known as an "IC" or "chip") that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic systems. It may contain digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often radio-frequency functions—all on a single substrate. SoCs are...

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05:29
Poll: Should the iPhone 8 use the same camera cutout...

There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to flagship Android phones: father-of-Android Andy Rubin has today unveiled the Essential Phone. Despite the name bringing to mind a basic device, it has great specs and a scuff-resistant titanium & ceramic casing – and carries a flagship-sized $699 price-tag.

But the first thing anyone will notice about the design is that camera cutout in the screen. It’s the approach Essential has taken to creating a near-bezel-free phone while retaining a high-spec front-facing camera …

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05:15
Shipping times slip for 15-inch MacBook Pro,...

When the shipping times slip, odds are something new is around the corner.

Apple has changed the shipping times for current 15-inch MacBook Pro orders placed today, the new estimates offering free delivery between June 6-8 in the United States, coinciding with its Worldwide Developers Conference next week.

This delay lends support to the rumor that Apple is planning to announce both a new MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook notebook at the WWDC keynote on June 5. The notebooks are expected to receive internal improvements only, including an upgrade to Intel’s faster Kaby Lake processors.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro models are still in stock with delivery as early as tomorrow in the United States and several other countries. It’s unknown as to whether this is because Apple plans to refresh only the 15-inch MacBook Pro next week, or if supplies of the 13-inch models are simply more plentiful ahead of WWDC.

Kaby Lake processors appropriate for a 13-inch...

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05:00
New elements of Apple Park campus begin to surface...

This is kind of neat.

In a recent update to Apple Maps’ data, Apple has included enhanced coverage of the Apple Park campus, the app now displaying 3D building models, walkways and other points of interest across the sprawling grounds.

The new data includes a comprehensive “Map” video with highly detailed 3D building models, guides to the roads running in and out of the campus, traffic directions, pedestrian walkways and more. The new maps also display a small manmade pond that sits on the grounds.

In addition, the Steve Jobs Theater has received its own Maps informational tag, although the ring-shaped office building along with ancillary buildings like the R&D facility, fitness center and above ground parking structures also lack labels.

Apple first began to include Apple Park mapping data to the Maps app back in March, offering interested users a sneak peak of what was to come. These images have not been updated and still depict the facility as...

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05:00
Here’s what I want to see in macOS 10.13

If macOS 10.13 isn’t unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on on Monday, June 5, the world will end. Well, okay, I’m exaggerating, but the tech world will be shocked.

So what do I want to see in the Mac operating system update? Several things (hey, I’m greedy).

1) Apple brought Siri, its personal digital assistant, to the Mac with the debut of macOS Sierra. However, unlike with certain iOS devices, there's no “Hey, Siri" voice activation. I'd love to see that for the Mac — though, admittedly, if you have a Mac, iPhone and iPad in the same room, saying “Hey, Siri” would probably result in some interesting results.

There are rumors that Siri and Spotlight might be combined for a unified user experience. While this isn’t a prime request or concern of mine, it might be cool. With Siri integrated into Spotlight, Mac users could type Siri requests and get the same search results with voice or text.

2) Along the same lines, there's no Mac...

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04:51
Comment: China shows the future of mobile payment as...

Listening to some of the Apple Pay stats put forward by the company, you might get the impression that the payment method is taking the market by storm. In Apple’s Q1 2017 earnings call, Tim Cook told us that the number of Apple Pay users tripled year-on-year, and that transaction volumes increased by 500%.

In Q2, we finally got some actual numbers, at least for the US: a total of 4.5M transactions to date.

But while these are big numbers, they are still a drop in the ocean given that total card transactions are numbered in the tens of billions each year. Viewed in this light, Apple Pay...

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04:30
App Store Icon Resizer is a handy tool for developers

By Aaron Lee

App Store Icon Resizer is a useful developer tool for macOS 10.7 and higher. It only costs 99 cents and is available at the Mac App Store.

With a single action, App Store Icon Resizer takes care of creating all sizes of app icons that are needed for every app in the Apple App Store. The tool prompts the user with a window, where the basic icon with a resolution of 1024x1024 pixels can be dragged in. 

After choosing the devices that the icon is meant to be used for, all necessary sizes can be exported to a user defined folder. A checkbox allows the user to generate .xcassets. The JSON file is generated along with the icons. After choosing the devices that the icon is meant to be used for, all necessary sizes can be exported to a user defined folder.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★

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04:00
How to Force Quit an unresponsive app in macOS Sierra

Sometimes a Mac app acts up and you have to kill it. Well, not actually kill it, but you may have to force it to quit so you can relaunch it. Here’s how you use Force Quit in macOS Sierra:

Choose Force Quit from the Apple () menu, or press Command-Option-Esc.

  •  (This is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC.)
  • Select the app in the Force Quit window, then click Force Quit.

Of course, you should try quitting it in the normal way first by choosing Quit from the app's menu in the menu bar, or press Command (⌘)- .

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

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 30, 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

Unimitated has introduced AM Collaborate 1.0. The free, Apple Music-based collaborative music app provides the ability to create and share collaborative playlists to Apple’s streaming music service. You don't need to tell the other person to download the app. Just make a playlist and share it with them. They’ll be prompted automatically to download it.

A new mobile phone app showing kids where to get free nutritious meals around Minneapolis has been released by Hunger Impact Partners, a local nonprofit aimed at nourishing children so they get a healthy start in life to support academic performance and healthy outcomes. The app,...

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03:00
The Morning After: Tuesday, May 30th 2017

Back to work. Taiwan's Computex PC show has kicked off, and ASUS appears to be dominating it again, with a simplified lineup of laptops and hybrids that continue to push the limits of light and thin laptops. Intel has also decided to create an 18-cor...

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02:52
15-inch MacBook Pro delivery times slip until after...

The Apple Online Store is now out of stock of current 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar configurations, with estimated delivery quoted as June 5 – June 7. Amazon is also reporting constrained stock availability of the 15-inch models.

June 5 just happens to be the same day as the WWDC keynote which points to a hardware refresh at the event. The change in shipping times was first noticed by MacRumors. Although WWDC is typically a software event, there have been several rumors of new hardware this time around …

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02:30
A connected electrode could end the shame of sweaty...

It's hard not to get sweaty walking around here at Computex in Taipei, but Tony Cueva Bravo had moist palms for another reason. The Peruvian entrepreneur suffers from hyperhydrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating, causing his hands to get...

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01:41
Intel claims 8th-gen chips will be 30 percent faster...

Intel's upcoming 8th generation processors could be more interesting than we initially thought. While the company previously said they would be a mere 15 percent improvement over 7th-gen chips -- a performance gain it's been achieving steadily over t...

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01:00
Tech Hunters: Rediscovering the Macintosh

Apple may now be the world's biggest technology company, but in the eighties, its position wasn't so secure. The PC was market was small, albeit growing fast, and IBM's perceived dominance had Cupertino worried. Back then, computers were clunky and d...

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00:30
Dell’s Inspiron 27 7000 all-in-one is ready for VR

Good things come to those who wait, especially if the good thing you've been waiting for includes a VR-ready all-in-one. Dell is launching one such machine in the form of the Inspiron 27 7000, which packs all of the ports you'll need to push pixels t...

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00:01
Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU is an 18-core...

Last year at Computex, Intel unveiled its first 10-core consumer CPU, the company's move into the world of a "megatasking." It was a pricey chip, launching at around $1,700, but it satisfied the needs for users who needed to juggle several intensive...

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Monday May 29

23:46
Intel’s tiny Compute Card launches today with Dell...

Intel's Compute Card seemed like a logical step forward for the chipmaker when it was announced back at CES. It's basically a small, credit-card sized device that packs in everything you'd need to make a device "smart" -- an Intel system-on-a-chip, m...

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22:23
Availability of 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar...




Amid rumors of an incoming hardware refresh supposedly set to debut at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Monday updated online availability of its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models to push back estimated delivery dates to June 5.

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21:53
Caboodle 2.0.1

Major new release for the snippet keeper app with a modernized user interface, draggable custom fields, and multiple document support. ($19.99 new, free update, 6.7 MB)

 

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21:47
NVIDIA 'Max-Q' gaming laptops: ultrabooks...

Based on NVIDIA's 2017 Computex announcements, PC gamers won't have to choose between bulky gaming laptops and desktop-level processing power for much longer. A new design called "Max-Q" is arriving in new laptops that it claims are both 3x thinner a...

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20:49
Happy 25th birthday, Apple Newton, you beautiful...

A lot of the things we use today came from the Newton.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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19:33
Facebook: German bill isn't 'suitable...

Germany says sites like Facebook and Twitter aren't doing enough to combat hate speech and fake news on their platforms. The country's Ministry of Justice proposed a bill that, if approved, would fine social networks and other websites up to 50 milli...

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18:18
Comment: How Apple can put the ‘Pro’ in the iPad Pro...
17:52
Apple, Facebook and Google condemn Texas transgender...

Proposed legislation in Texas has irked some of the biggest names in tech, sparking condemnation from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and 12 other influential tech leaders. If passed, this controversial state law would only allow transgender s...

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17:23
What's on TV: 'House of Cards,'...

This week the NBA and NHL are finally kicking off their final round of games, and it's time for the latest season of House of Cards to try and beat real-life political drama. AMC's The Walking Dead spinoff is back for another round, and HBO is about...

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15:16
PlayStation's E3 press conference is coming to...

E3 might be officially open to the public this year, but what if you don't want to book a flight to Los Angeles just to get a taste of what it's like to be there? Sony, at least, has you covered: it's bringing back its PlayStation E3 Experience for t...

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15:14
Review: Custom made Apple Watch Strap by Survival...

For the last few weeks I’ve been testing out the Apple Watch Strap by Survival Straps which is made with a mix of paracord and high quality stainless steel. While there are lots of cheap Apple Watch band options on the market, Survival Straps’ deliberate approach with custom craftsmanship and quality materials makes this product worth looking at.

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13:39
Apple hires 8 year Qualcomm Engineering VP to its...




Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering VP Esin Terzioglu as a wireless "System on a Chip" lead, offering additional evidence that the company may plan to expand its internal chip development into Broadband Processors working as mobile modems.

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13:17
What we played in May

From in-depth features and interviews to the daily torrent of trailers and news, we write a lot about video games here. But there's only so much one team can cover, and often some of our favorite games never grace the digital pages of Engadget.

To r...

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13:00
Review - DoBox is a solid USB, HDMI &...




The DoBox was designed with a slew of features intended to make life easier for travelers using iPad or iPhones. AppleInsider examined one of the first produced after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

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12:54
Early case for Apple's 'iPhone 8' may...




A new case for Apple's yet-to-be-released "iPhone 8" differs from previous leaks, suggesting not just a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, but a bigger-than-expected camera layout.

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11:46
Mercedes-AMG's F1-based Project One rewrites...

"We are the first to make pure bred F1 technology roadworthy." AMG has finally shown the mechanical layout of its thousand-horsepower, Formula 1-inspired Project One hypercar at a sneak reveal at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race. AMG Chairman Tobias...

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11:06
Apple honors John F. Kennedy centenary with...




Apple is celebrating the centenary of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy with the release of educational materials and activities for students to learn about Kennedy's legacy, with the collection created in collaboration with the JFK library covering subjects including the establishment of the Peace Corps, political courage, the drive for innovation, and inclusion.

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11:00
Apple Co-founder Thinks Apple Is Now Too Big a...

When it comes to the next great tech breakthroughs, Steve Wozniak isn't betting on the company he founded. Instead, he believes Tesla is at the forefront of anticipating the world to come. From a report: Interviewed by Bloomberg on what are likely to be the biggest tech breakthroughs in the coming years, and which companies are likely to make them, Woz didn't list Apple as a contender. He said, "look at the companies like Google and Facebook and Apple and Microsoft that changed the world -- and Tesla included. They usually came from young people. They didn't spring out of big businesses." Small businesses, he argued, take bigger risks -- and their founders create the products they really want, without the dilution that occurs with multiple decision-makers. "I think Tesla is on the best direction right now. They've put an awful lot of effort into very risky things. I'm going to bet on Tesla," he added.

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10:30
Will Future Autonomous Cars Fly Like Birds or Tunnel...


It is kind of amazing how much advancement is going on in the autonomous car space. A year ago, we were mostly talking about cars that seemed comparatively boring, because they just drove on the surface. How quaint -- how 2016. Now when we mention "boring," we may be talking about Elon Musk's new underground tunneling idea. However, a little company called "Airbus" disagrees. It plans to start testing its autonomous flying car this year in Silicon Valley -- I expect so it can buzz Musk's Tesla plant there.

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10:14
Here's everything ASUS unveiled at Computex 2017

It won't be long before laptops become so thin and light that you'll barely notice the heft of one in your bag on your commute. That's the main takeaway from ASUS' press conference, in which the Taiwanese company showed off a raft of new laptops. Top...

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09:56
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad Pro LTE $579, 15″...

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09:45
Apple releases three new ads tempting Android users...

Following the launch of new iPhone video ads targeting Android users earlier this month, Apple today released three new ads as part of the “Life is easier on iPhone” campaign.

In the previously released videos, Apple highlighted features such as music, privacy, and photos. In the three new ads released today (below), Apple focuses on security, contacts, and performance…

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09:43
UK property developer to trade parking spots for...

UK property developer Moda Living is building the kind of apartment blocks you might not mind renting forever -- that is, after you've decided you probably won't be able to buy anytime this millennia. The sites promise hotel-like amenities, including...

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09:35
Apple's latest 'Switch' ads tout...




Apple on Monday released a trio of new video ads in its "Switch" series, aimed at persuading Android users to make the leap to an iPhone.

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08:56
Looking FWD: Countdown timer for iOS and this week...

There’s nothing more exciting than a countdown. As the days, minutes and seconds tick down to the launch of something — whether it be a rocket, a product, or another year of life — we all experience that adrenaline rush of anticipation. Now you can extend that feeling to even more events with Looking FWD (free to try with a $1.99 in-app purchase), a new iOS app from indie developer John Mackay. Looking FWD is this week’s sponsor of Apple World Today, and we’re proud to let you know all about this great app.

With a bright and cheery user interface that uses colors and emoji, you can set up events and get a constantly updating countdown timer that tells you how many days, hours and minutes will elapse before the event. Are the kids incessantly asking how many...

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08:04
Pacemakers are far more vulnerable to hacking than...

Back in January, the FDA has finally acknowledged that some pacemakers and other cardiac devices are vulnerable to hacking. But how vulnerable are they, exactly? A security company called WhiteScope has discovered 8,000 bugs that hackers can exploit...

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07:37
On Memorial Day, Tim Cook tweets gratitude for those...

Tim Cook has tweeted a message in recognition of Memorial Day.

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07:29
Apple's Tim Cook, other executives urge Texas...




Executives from 14 companies such as Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and Google have sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, asking him and the state legislature not to pass a bill that would block transgendered people from using bathrooms matching their gender identities.

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07:00
Alienware 15 review: Bigger, but not necessarily...

Getting your hands on a bleeding-edge gaming laptop is an exercise in chasing chip architecture. It's sort of a waiting game. You wait for Intel and NVIDIA to upgrade their GPU and CPU standards, you wait for early adopter manufacturers to put them t...

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06:51
Smart Home Diary: Planning to move home has given me...

When you spend your life writing about technology, and have a lot of techy friends, you can fairly easily find yourself living inside a hi-tech bubble. Things like smart home technology can start to feel relatively mainstream, especially when companies like Ikea are getting in on the action.

Prices have started to fall, with several commenters on a recent piece noting that even the market leading Philips Hue system has bulbs from $15, often discounted below that level.

We’re starting to see new homes being sold with HomeKit technology included as standard, companies are making the technology easier to adopt...

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06:45
Steve Wozniak suggests Tesla, not Apple, will create...




Apple may not be the source of the next major technological moonshot, according to Steve Wozniak, with the Apple co-founder suggesting electric car producer Tesla is in the "best direction" to come up with the next big thing in tech, with Apple's potential in doing the same potentially hampered by its large size.

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06:27
Latest images of Apple's 'iPhone 8'...




A new trio of images suggest that Apple's "iPhone 8" will, as expected, forego any obvious fingerprint sensor, whether on the front or the back.

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06:12
ASUS' Tango-powered ZenFone AR will hit the US...

We already knew from Google I/O that ASUS' ZenFone AR, the second-ever Tango phone (and the first to also support Daydream), was getting close to its official launch, and that it's coming to the US as a Verizon exclusive this summer. Thankfully, we n...

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05:34
Apple Maps 3D images of Apple Park show buildings,...

Apple Maps now shows 3D images of the Apple Park campus, with detailed representations of buildings, walkways and other landscape features. The detail extends as far as the sun-shade slats and solar panels on the main building.

The app added 3D satellite imagery back in March, though this was rather out of date. At that time, the map view was still rather sparse, something Apple has now fixed, though another issue remains unresolved …

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05:00
Happy Memorial Day from O’Grady’s PowerPage!

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Memorial Day and the staff of O’Grady’s PowerPage will be taking the day off to spend time with friends and family as well as pay respect to our nation’s veterans for their service.

We’ll be back tomorrow, so get together with some friends, put the Macs and devices aside for a bit, enjoy some great food and we’ll have the latest events in the Apple universe coming your way as always.

See you on Tuesday!

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05:00
Memorial Day Sale on MovieSherlock Pro Video...

Want a way to download movies from just about any website to your Mac for easy viewing? MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac is the way to do it, helping you download video content from a number of sites at 15x real-time speeds while maintaining that high-definition video quality you've come to enjoy.

For just $15 (62% off the regular $39.99 price), you'll be able to experience the following benefits from this powerful app:

  • Converts videos to MP4 & MP3
  • Includes subtitles for videos from YouTube & DailyMotion
  • Downloads 15x faster than real time
  • Integrates iTunes so you can copy video & music to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. 
  • Downloads multiple files simultaneously...
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05:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Share and compare music with...

Tuneful offerings

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week's roundup features two new apps to help you manage your music collections, plus offerings to help you maintain your iPhone, navigate the outdoors, and play Pokemon.

MusiCloud Pro

Image by MusiCloud

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04:35
Apple, Google, Facebook & others call on Texas...

Tim Cook is one of 14 CEOs of major tech companies to sign an open letter calling on Texas not to pass the so-called ‘bathroom bill.’ The bill would require school students to use the restroom matching the gender on their birth certificate even if they currently identify as the opposite gender.

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04:25
Latest iPhone 8 schematics and case leaks...

Several iPhone 8 related leaks surfaced over the weekend, backing up a radical new chassis design first seen in April. The new schematics include the various characteristics we’ve seen reported for the OLED iPhone in the past including the elongated power button, vertical dual camera  and lack of a physical home button.

Most notably, an orange outline traces the purported screen area of the iPhone 8. Based on this schematic, the screen will be effectively bezel-less on left, right and bottom sides whilst the top edge will cut inwards to accommodate the front camera, earpiece and sensors. More pictures after the jump …

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04:02
Woz thinks Apple is too big a company to come up...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has implied that Apple is too big a company to come up with the next big thing in tech.

Interviewed by Bloomberg on what are likely to be the biggest tech breakthroughs in the coming years, and which companies are likely to make them, Woz didn’t list Apple as a contender. A later comment he made underlined the fact that he doesn’t think it will be Apple …

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01:52
Silicon-laced diamonds could lead to practical...

Scientists already believe that diamonds could be a solid foundation for practical quantum computers. You can use atom-scale defects in diamond to store quantum bits that hold contradictory data (say, both on and off) in a way that lets you read the...

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Sunday May 28

23:30
ASUS blew a hole in its newest wireless router

Wireless routers have been, for years, ugly black rectangles that we've habitually tried to bury behind our TVs and bookshelves. ASUS is hoping that you'll think differently about the Blue Cave, its new WiFi router that looks like an electric pencil...

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23:20
ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 is a powerhouse with a 4K...

It's been well over two years since ASUS announced its original ZenBook Pro, and while it received a spec bump late last year, it's about time for the company to revamp its premium desktop replacement line. Announced at the "Edge of Beyond" event ahe...

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23:15
ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its event in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is th...

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21:00
ARM's new mobile processors are built for AI on...

When ARM showed up at Computex last year, it brought a bundle of smartphone processors that pushed for better mobile VR. As you might've noticed, though, AI is one of the big new trends in mobile this year — is it any surprise that the ARM's pu...

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19:45
Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots

You may know Zepp for sports tracking sensors you can slap on your baseball bat or soccer ball, but its latest tracking involves little more than your phone and a good view of the action. Its game recording and training apps (Android, iOS) are adding...

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18:17
'Rime' creators will remove anti-tampering...

Game studios that use digital rights management (DRM) tools tend to defend it to the death, even after it's been cracked. It prevents 'casual' piracy and cheating, they sometimes argue. However, Rime developer Tequila Works is taking a decidedly diff...

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16:26
Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova

As a rule, astronomers believe that stars have to explode in a supernova before they collapse into black holes. That violent death is always the cue, right? Not necessarily. Researchers have spotted a massive star 22 million light years away, N69...

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14:58
Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production

It's no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times' supply chain sources claim that Nintend...

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13:27
USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game...

Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn't it be...

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11:56
Conch shells hold the secret to impact-resistant...

The conch shell is made of the same material as chalk, but unlike the crumbly rock, it's one of the toughest materials out there. If we can understand why it's so tough, we can mimic it to create nearly unbreakable materials that can be used for safe...

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10:54
Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in...

Did you see Sony's second-generation Digital Paper and realize you found your dream e-reader? If so, you'll get to do something about it very soon. Sony has announced that its latest 13.3-inch E Ink tablet (the DPT-RP1) will reach the US sometime in...

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09:30
The best bike lock

By Duncan Niederlitz

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

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08:30
After Math: That took long enough

It's been a big week of things finally happening. Uber's making good on the backpay it owes its drivers, Target settled its data breach lawsuits and some semen that spent nearly a year in space proves to still be viable. Numbers, because how else wil...

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Tuesday January 13

16:50
Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of...

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

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13:32
Hands On: Chrome Remote Desktop (OS X, iOS)

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



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13:24
InvenSense hit with lawsuit over concessions in...

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



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13:04
Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship...

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

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11:34
AllCast media streamer makes leap to iOS

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



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10:59
Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week...

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

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10:23
Quanta ramping up production of 12-inch MacBook Air...

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



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10:16
Hands On: Toca Hair Salon 2 (iOS)

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



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10:07
Facebook will display Amber Alerts in News Feeds

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



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09:15
Briefly: Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS, CBS News iOS...

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

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09:08
Apple quietly ends Single of the Week promo on iTunes

Apple appears to have ended its Single of the Week promotion on iTunes, visitors note. No tracks have been offered in the first two weeks of 2015, and a person on Apple's support forums claims to have been told by iTunes Support that the company has officially dropped the initiative. It's missing from iTunes Stores across the globe....



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08:52
Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all...

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.

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08:37
iPhone Apps: IMDb, New Words With Friends, Duolingo
07:52
LA schools' iPad program flawed from beginning...

The Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad deployment was botched early on, according to a review by the US Education Department. The federal agency says that it first of all put too hard an emphasis on using Apple hardware and software, ignoring cheaper options that could have saved money for the District and taxpayers. In July the USD said it was shifting to a strategy involving Chromebooks and Windows devices, such as the Microsoft Surface....



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05:33
Hands On: Learn Spanish - Brainscape (iOS)

It's a fact that Spanish is the world's fourth most spoken language, with over 350 million native speakers across 21 countries. It's also a fact that people who are bilingual tend to do better in both academic pursuits as well as their career. If you've ever been curious about learning another language, Learn Spanish by Brainscape offers a solution for those who are trying to learn Spanish on the go....



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04:49
Hands On: PhotoWatermark (OS X)

It's a different world. You might be the sort who would never take photo from a website and use it in your own book, but today if an image is online, it's as if the world sees it as fair game. Maybe that's a peek into our base immorality and the ultimate cataclysmic self-destruction of humanity, or maybe it's just that cut and paste is easy. Whatever it is, though, it's happening and you cannot stop it – not even with an application like this: but if PhotoWatermark can't prevent the copying of images, it can help photographers and artists considerably by adding identifying text to your image...



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02:11
Flickr: iPhones surpass Nikon, claim second most-...

Flickr has updated statistics for 2014 in its "Most Popular Camera" and "Most Popular Mobile Camera" categories, with the combined models of iPhone taking second place in the general "camera" category -- beating out DSLR maker Nikon and popular point-and-shoot maker Sony for second place. While Canon remains the most popular overall camera, the built-in cameras on smartphones from Apple and Samsung have -- despite inherent limitations -- steadily risen in popularity....



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00:03
Viawear announces Tyia 'smart bracelet'...

This week, Viawear has launched pre-orders for a gold or rhodium-plated edition of the new Tyia "smart bracelet." The bracelet serves as a fitness tracker, with an RGB LED notification light embedded behind quartz and mother-of-pearl accent. As with fitness bands, the Tyia is marketing as letting users put away smartphones without missing an important call, text, or social-media notification -- and offers some basic fitness tracking compatible with Apple's HealthKit....



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Monday January 12

20:58
Multiple reports point to record-breaking Apple...

While the idea that Apple probably had another record-breaking holiday quarter (what the company calls fiscal 2015 Q1) is unsurprising to all but selected pundits, a spate of reports released on Monday may be painting a general portrait of not just significant improvement, but more importantly growth in key areas of importance both to investors and analysis as well as to the health of the company. Sales of Macs look to be way up, iOS devices are selling much better in a key foreign market, and Apple's suppliers are flourishing -- all signs that point to better-than-expected quarter....



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16:42
Apple Stores debut self-demoing Smart Cover window...

A good magic trick, even in the 21st century, will still get people to stop and watch and try to figure out how it is done. Over the weekend, Apple retail stores around the US debuted a new window display showcasing the company's iPad line and Smart Cover accessory on a thin tabletop that features a line of the products, with the Smart Cover opening and closing itself to demonstrate the magnetic latch feature that wakes or sleeps the machine automatically....



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14:59
Details emerge on specs for third-party Lightning...

New information has been revealed on the specifications Apple has in mind for its planned licensing of the female Lightning port for third-party accessories. Manufacturers have reportedly been briefed on details and objectives, which include spreading Lightning to as many different accessories as possible in place of micro-USB. Possibilities include not just things like docks and headphones, but battery cases, gamepads, and Bluetooth speakers....



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12:20
Fourth iOS 8.2 beta seeds to developers

Apple is now seeding a fourth beta of iOS 8.2 via the company's developer portal, and as an over-the-air update for existing beta users. The build is listed as 12D5461b, and follows a little less than a month after beta 3, which was issued December 18. That build was 12D5452a. Accompanying the beta is a new version of WatchKit, the SDK and framework needed to build Apple Watch support into iOS apps....



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