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Friday August 25

AppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8'...

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about "iPhone 8" release dates, and the possibility of a 4K Apple TV. Also, Victor interviews Gelb Budman, CEO of the popular backup service,

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Apple confirms plans for $1.3 billion Iowa data...

Apple on Thursday confirmed plans that the company plans to create a new data center in Waukee, Iowa. The project, which will cost $1.3 billion, is also expected to provide up to $100 million more for a “Public Improvement Fund.”

The complex, near Des Moines, will span 400,000 square feet, and handle services like Siri, iMessage, and the App Store, Apple said. Power will stem entirely from renewable energy, including “wind and other sources.”

The $100 million Public Improvement Fund will be managed by the City of Waukee and provide support for “community projects like parks, libraries and recreational spaces, as well as infrastructure needs.” The first major project financed by this fund will feature construction of the Waukee Youth Sports Campus, which will include fields, a greenhouse, a playground, and even a fishing pier.

It’s also been noted that it will take some time for the Public Improvement Fund to reach the $100 million mark. Apple will only be...

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External Link: Virgin Mobile Offering $1 Service...

The Sprint subsidiary Virgin Mobile USA recently switched to being an iPhone-only carrier, offering a full year of service for $1 when purchased with an iPhone. Now the company has opened that offer to everyone who ports an existing iPhone to Virgin Mobile. Until 29 September 2017, Virgin Mobile will give new customers SIM cards for free, after which they will be $25. Service after the initial year will cost $50 per month, but you’ll get an additional 6 months of service for $1 every time you upgrade your iPhone.


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Claimed iPhone 7s parts leak, showing logic board...

Most of the claimed parts leaks to date have been for the iPhone 8, but there are a few photos purporting to be of iPhone 7s components. These include shots of the A11 chip destined for this year’s top-end iPhone, also reported to be used in the 7s.

A logic board photo sent to us by a source tallies with one posted earlier …


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Newly published patent applications note possible...

Roughly a year ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that he had used an Apple Pencil on an iPhone.

On Thursday, Patently Apple noted a series of patents describing this, publishing two of them in the process:

Today two more patent applications from Apple about Apple pencil working with a smartphone have surfaced. For the first time, Apple’s patent verbiage actually listed the ‘iPhone’ as a target product for Apple Pencil.

In patent application 20170242499 titled “Noise Correction for a Stylus Touch Device,” Apple notes that their patent figure 1 shows a touch screen such as a ‘smartphone or tablet.’ The patent later specifically clarifies that the smartphone and tablet are indeed an iPhone and iPad.

While an iPhone’s screen may be small for drawing, it’s been noted that the iOS 11 betas have added the ability to use the Pencil to markup webpages, emails, screenshots as well as taking handwritten notes.

Granted, there are the usual disclaimers...

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Apple patent involves ‘managing connections of a...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170245047) for “managing connections of a user device” such as AirPods and the upcoming HomePod. The tech giant notes that network-accessible user devices have become ubiquitous over the years, with many different manufacturers providing a plethora of different types, styles, and models. 

For example, different types of such user devices may include audio players, headsets, or the like. Additionally, some of these user devices are configured with only one or sometimes only a few functionalities. What’s more, with the number of variations in type and the recent changes in technology, some of these user devices may be able to connect to multiple source devices, while others may only be able to connect to a single source device. 

In some examples, the source device may be configured to provide content for presentation by the user device. As such, managing such user devices may pose challenges for developers of source and user...

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Microsoft Unveils Real-Time AI for Azure

Microsoft has unveiled a new deep learning acceleration platform designed for real-time AI, codenamed "Project Brainwave." The platform has three main layers: a high-performance, distributed system architecture; a hardware deep neural network engine synthesized onto field programmable gate arrays; and a compiler and runtime for low-friction deployment of trained models. Project Brainwave leverages the massive FPGA infrastructure from Project Catapult that Microsoft has been deploying in Azure and Bing over the past few years.

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TimeCache for macOS is on your side

By Aaron Lee

The Rolling Stones told us that time was on our side (or at least Mick Jagger's side). That's not always true, but with TimeCache, a Mac only tool from PandaWare, we can at least keep track of it.

With TimeCache -- now updated to version 9.0 and designed for professionals who bill clients for their time and expenses -- you can keep track of estimates, timed or manual entries, retainer billing, customizable invoices and reports, printing options, and flexible data entry options. It also offers tracking of all a user's computer activity and the ability to save fine-grained details with time and expense entries.

TimeCache can use macOS' Address Book entries for client contact information, can produce charts of billable time and expenses, and can import from and export to iCal calendars. Version 9.0 offers a streamlined, tab-oriented interface to keep all...

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Tim Cook to announce new nationwide training program...

Tim Cook is currently travelling around the USA, with stops in Ohio and Iowa before moving on to Austin, Texas. According to a speech by Austin mayor Steve Adler, Apple will be announcing a new nationwide training program later today.

I’m in a press conference tomorrow with Apple, and Tim Cook is here as we’re announcing a training program for people. They’re announcing it all over the country.

The visit to Iowa came ahead of Apple confirming plans for a new $1.3B data center in Waukee


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How to disable the passcode on an Apple Watch

In the event that you no longer want to use the passcode on your Apple Watch, it’s easy to disable it. On the smartwatch, go to Settings app → Passcode → Disable Passcode.

You can also turn off the passcode from your iPhone. Go to the Apple Watch app on the smartphone → Tap on My Watch → Tap on Passcode → Tap on Turn off Passcode.

Before you take either of these steps, make sure you really want to disable the password. You’ll need it enabled on your Apple Watch to use features such as Apple Pay.

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Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 25, 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

PlayToddlers has introduced Daily Shopping Stories. Designed for children ages 3 to 10, the app revolves around an animated shopping center where kids can play with characters of different ages and occupations and discover lots of items in the shops. It is a game of creativity and exploration, in which kids interact with practically everything they see in a shopping center full of different shops and characters. Daily Shopping Stories is available in free, ad-supported and paid, no-ad versions.

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has released a new Japan & China pack that includes 80 picture frames created...

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Apple Is Planning a 4K Upgrade For Its TV Box

Apple is planning to unveil an upgraded Apple TV set-top box that can stream 4K video and highlight live television content such as news and sports. Bloomberg reports: The updated box, to be revealed alongside new iPhone and Apple Watch models at an event in September, will run a faster processor capable of streaming the higher-resolution 4K content, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren't yet public. The 4K designation is a quality standard that showcases content at twice the resolution of 1080P high-definition video, meaning the clarity is often better for the viewer. Apple is also testing an updated version of its TV app, which first launched in 2016, that can aggregate programming from apps that already offer live streaming. Apple is seeking to revive its video ambitions with the new product. In order to view 4K video, users will need to attach the updated Apple TV to a screen capable of showing the higher-resolution footage. In order to play 4K...

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iOS and macOS: What does the future hold?

It’s easy to get so focused on the details on the present that we miss the obvious questions about the future. When John Siracusa wrote about the dangers of Mac OS X getting old in 2005, that operating system had only been around for five years—but he wasn’t wrong that Apple would need to address major shortcomings in the operating system in the long term.

So with iOS riding high (and serving as the basis for pretty much every major Apple platform that isn’t the Mac), it’s hard to imagine what comes next. And yet some tweets by Steve Troughton-Smith made my eyes pop open. After linking to a fascinating Ars Technica story about Fuschia, Google’s next-generation operating system project, Troughton-Smith wrote: “We’re far...

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iOS and macOS: What does the future hold?

It’s easy to get so focused on the details on the present that we miss the obvious questions about the future. When John Siracusa wrote about the dangers of Mac OS X getting old in 2005, that operating system had only been around for five years—but he wasn’t wrong that Apple would need to address major shortcomings in the operating system in the long term.

So with iOS riding high (and serving as the basis for pretty much every major Apple platform that isn’t the Mac), it’s hard to imagine what comes next. And yet some tweets by Steve Troughton-Smith made my eyes pop open. After linking to a fascinating Ars Technica story about Fuschia, Google’s next-generation operating system project, Troughton-Smith wrote: “We’re far...

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1Password 6.8.1

Maintenance release for the password management utility fixes a number of bugs. ($64.99 new, free update, 48.6 MB)


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Thursday August 24

Happy Hour Podcast 134 | iPhone 8 event rumors, iOS...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss how Safari in iOS 11 handles AMP links, the rumored iPhone 8 event date and price, a prototype iOS 11 gesture-based app switcher and Control Center, and the 4K Apple TV and live TV app expectations.

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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Apple says it’s pulling popular apps in Iran due to...

As Apple has been removing popular apps in Iran from the App Store, the company has been sharing a message with developers saying that U.S. sanctions are the cause of the issue.


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Rumor: Apple CEO Tim Cook to make AR/VR announcement...

An unverified tip claims Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to make an important announcement in the augmented reality/virtual reality space in Austin, Tex., on Friday, and might also reveal the date of an expected September iPhone event, AppleInsider has learned.

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Mailplane 3.7

Rolls its own Quote Selected Text and Bookmarks (Quick Links) features after those Gmail Labs features were retired. ($24.95 new, free update, 63.2 MB)


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Apple removes Iranian apps from App Store, cites U.S...

Apple over the past few weeks has removed a number of popular Iranian apps from various international iOS App Stores, saying the move is in line with U.S. sanctions against the country.

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Watch: 2017 12.9" iPad Pro vs. 12" MacBook

Apple packed a ton of processing horsepower and cutting edge display technology into its latest iPad Pro series, but is it enough to replace a full-size laptop? AppleInsider takes a closer look in this comparison video.

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Square opens its first brick and mortar store for...

Popular payment processing company Square has tried a variety of approaches to attract new businesses to its service this year. Now, the company has opened a store focused on tech support in New York City.


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Apple Daily Report for August 24, 2017

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

Iowa has approved a deal to give Apple $208 million in state and local tax benefits to build two data storage centers near Des Moines and the promise to create 50 jobs. The deal approved Thursday by the Iowa Economic Development Authority includes a refund of $19.6 million in state sale taxes for Apple Inc. and a $188 million break on property taxes from Waukee, a booming suburb bordering Des Moines.

According to a Fluent report seen obtained by ...

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It's true: Apple’s next U.S. data center will...

It’s official: Apple’s next U.S. data center will be built in Iowa. The tech giant has announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store and other Apple services. Like all Apple data centers, the new facility will run entirely on renewable energy from day one.

Apple’s investment of $1.3 billion will create over 550 construction and operations jobs in the Des Moines area, and the company is contributing up to $100 million to a newly created Public Improvement Fund dedicated to community development and infrastructure around Waukee.

Apple’s new data center will help serve millions of people across North America who use Siri, iMessage, Apple Music and other Apple services. -- Photo courtesy of Apple

“At Apple, we’re always looking at ways to deliver even better experiences for our customers. Our new data center in Iowa will...

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Apple To Build $1.3 Billion Iowa Data Center, Get $...

CEO Tim Cook said on Thursday that Apple will invest at least $1.3 billion in the first phase of an Iowa data center project. The data center will be built near Waukee, Iowa, creating 50 permanent jobs with more than 550 jobs supported by construction, Apple said in a statement. CNBC reports: "Apple is going to continue to invest in that future, for Waukee, for Iowa and for America," Cook said. It will get $208 million in state and local tax benefits, according to The Associated Press. "Apple has been searching for the perfect location and I am so proud to say that they found it right here in Iowa," Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said, noting the state's educated workforce, stable climate and low-cost, renewable energy. "Iowa workers give companies a leg up at the start.... it is just a blessing to be in the heartland of America." The 400,000-square-foot data center will "strengthen the relationships" in Iowa, where 30 Apple suppliers, including 3M and Qorvo, already operate, Cook said....

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Rumor: the next gen Apple TV will arrive along with...

Alongside the iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 7s Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple will introduce a new Apple TV next month that can stream 4K video and highlight live television content such as news and sports, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” (The rumor mill says that Apple will hold a special event for new products on Sept. 12, but the tech giant hasn’t yet announced such an event.)

A faster processor in the Apple TV update will allow the faster streaming; of course, you won’t get 4K resolution unless you have a 4K-ready TV. What’s more, Apple is testing an updated version of its TV app, that can aggregate programming from apps that already...

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Latest Apple Park drone footage gives some hope for...

YouTuber Duncan Sinfield is out today with his latest drone footage of Apple Park. While it may be unlikely, the video gives a glimmer of hope that Apple could hold its September event at the beautiful Steve Jobs Theater.


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Nearly complete Apple Park shown off in latest drone...

Apple is making great strides toward completing work on its Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif., with new drone footage showing landscaping and interior decorating nearly finished in many areas of the sprawling grounds.

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Spotify's deal with Warner Music clears path to...

Spotify just signed a deal with Warner Music to secure its artists for the streaming service's users worldwide. This is the last big label after Universal Music Group, Merlin and Sony to renew ties with Spotify, and now pretty much everyone's on boar...

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Apple expected to debut 4K Apple TV alongside new...

A new report out from Bloomberg today says that Apple should unveil its 4K Apple TV alongside new iPhone and Apple Watch models. The devices are expected to make a debut at next month’s September event.


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Apple to launch 4K Apple TV model at September...

Apple at an upcoming special event next month intends to release a refreshed Apple TV model with upgraded internals capable of pumping out 4K video, according to a report on Thursday.

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Leaked images allegedly show 'iPhone 7s'...

A set of new photographs is claimed to depict the entire display assembly for the 'iPhone 7s,' with the images appearing to show the front glass, the rear side of the display panel, and the flex cables of the component, revealing relatively few changes will be made to the refreshed iPhone's appearance.

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Otterbox now lets anyone 3D print accessories for...

Otterbox has announced an update today to its uniVERSE case system that will allow anyone to create their own accessories for the modular cases, even if you don’t have a 3D printer. Read on for a look at what’s possible…


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Samsung's Note8 Is Its Biggest Galaxy Phone Yet

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its Galaxy Note8 smartphone, positioning the oversized handset as the ideal choice for those who want to do bigger things. The new Android-powered device's larger Infinity Display features nearly bezel-less full-frontal glass and an edge-to-edge screen. The Note8 comes with an improved S Pen that will allow users to communicate in what the company described as more "personal ways." The Galaxy Note8 is both water- and dust-resistant, and it supports fast wireless charging.

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New Apple data center being built in Iowa

Apple today announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store and other Apple services. Like all Apple data centers, the new facility will run entirely on renewable energy from day one.

“At Apple, we’re always looking at ways to deliver even better experiences for our customers. Our new data center in Iowa will help serve millions of people across North America who use Siri, iMessage, Apple Music and other Apple services — all powered by renewable energy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple is responsible for 2 million jobs in all 50 states and we’re proud today’s investment will add to the more than 10,000 jobs we already support across Iowa, providing even more economic opportunity for the community.”

Much respect, Apple.


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Apple will build new data center in Iowa, get $200M...

Enlarge / An Apple data center under construction in Maiden, North Carolina, in 2010. (credit: Jason Miczek/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Apple is building a $1.375 billion center near Des Moines, Iowa, after having secured more than $200 million in tax credits from local government.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) said today that Apple will soon purchase 2,000 acres of land in Waukee, a fast-growing suburb of Des Moines. That land will hold two data centers that will serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other Apple services.

The data center will support 157...

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Apple confirms $1.3B Iowa data center, says...

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which it says will cost $1.3 billion, plus up to $100 million more for a "Public Improvement Fund."

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Survey finds 70 percent of iPhone loyal and won...

Approximately 70 percent of iPhone users will not consider purchasing any other smartphone, the results of a recent survey by Fluent reveals, with 40 percent of respondents looking to upgrade to an iPhone planning to choose the upcoming 'iPhone 8.'

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Analyst: no, the ‘iPhone 8’ won’t cost $1,200 (try $...

In a note to clients — as reported by 9to5Mac — Barclay analyst Mark Moskowitz said that less one-in-five potential iPhone buyers will spend $1,000 or more on a new Apple smartphone. And the high end “iPhone 8” is predicted by some pundits to be priced as much as $1,200. No, wait. Never mind.

The “premium-priced” smartphone will be priced at “around $999,” according to the New York Times, quoting unnamed “people brief on the product.” The article does reaffirm other rumors, including an iPhone 8 (shown in a fanciful mock-up) with a bigger screen (thanks to a reduced bezel size), facial recognition for unlocking the smartphone, and the ability to charge it with magnetic induction.

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Apple to price iPhone 8 ‘around $999’, according to...

We are still waiting for Apple’s invites for the September iPhone event to go out, which is expected sometime in the first half of the month.

Until the official unveiling happens, there’s still time for iPhone 8 rumors. The price of the premium OLED iPhone has been the subject of much debate, and now The New York Times has chimed in. It reports that the iPhone 8 will be priced ‘around $999’ …


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New report claims OLED 'iPhone 8' will...

A new report detailing why people stick with the iPhone has little in the way of new details about the "iPhone 8" -- but claims that the phone will cost $999, according to unspecified sources familiar with the situation.

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iPhone 8 rumors: Pricing starts at $999

Update August 24, 2017: Pricing for the iPhone 8 starts at $999. Go to the “What’s the latest?” section for all the new details.

Apple is still selling tens of millions of iPhone 7s every month—but all everyone can talk about is what’s coming next. After all, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make this year’s model extra special.

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Apple's Tim Cook to visit Des Moines for...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly visiting Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday to help announce a new data center in Waukee, which will cost some $1.375 billion and occupy two buildings across 2,000 acres of land.

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Tim Cook visits Apple testing equipment partner in...

Tim Cook visited one of Apple’s third-party partners in Cincinnati this morning and is reported to be arriving next in Des Moines, Iowa as a press conference will share more about the company’s plans for its latest data center.


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It’s alive!? The Apple Car project now focusing on...

Is the Apple Car project on again? Maybe. Kinda. Apple’s long-term goal with the project — once codenamed “Project Titan” is likely the ride-sharing/ride-hailing market, according to Business Insider.

What’s more, Apple’s automotive team is apparently hiring again despite last year's layoffs and reorganization, the article adds. The tech giant is purportedly looking for folks with autonomous vehicle software experience.

The Special Projects team was reorganized under a new leader, Bob Mansfield (who came back to Apple after retiring to take the job), in July 2016. Layoffs followed and Apple moved away from plans of of building its own car. The unit is now focused on developing "autonomous systems" CEO Tim Cook...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12.9″ iPad Pro LTE $249 off,...

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

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Mayweather vs. McGregor: Live-stream details for the...

Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view streaming will be available amid a piracy live-stream crackdown.

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Google Glass will keep working on iOS as companion...

Google Glass has seen a number of developments in recent weeks with the most significant being a wider launch of the Enterprise Edition. Meanwhile, the Explorer Editions and the Android companion app received their first updates in nearly three years. Over the weekend, Google has gone ahead and updated the iOS version of MyGlass with 64-bit support.


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Apple's self-driving tech said to be aimed at...

Apple's long-term goal with its self-driving project is likely the ridesharing/ridehailing market, and the associated team is said to be hiring again despite last year's layoffs and reorganization, according to a report.

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External Link: Sonos: Accept Our New Privacy Policy...

In preparation for adding Alexa-powered smart speaker features, sound system manufacturer Sonos is about to start collecting audio settings, error data, and other account data. Sonos has updated its privacy policy, and if users don’t agree to it, they won’t be able to update the Sonos software, and their speakers may cease to function in the future. Users will be able to opt out of some data collection, but not all. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other privacy-oriented groups are both crying foul and warning that this is an increasing problem with Internet-connected devices. Sonos’s move, which is likely driven by overcautious lawyers, seems particularly shortsighted in light of Apple’s forthcoming HomePod.


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One handed multitasking on iPad

[VIDEO] This is a brilliantly executed walk through the process of multitasking on an iPad running iOS 11. Great, great job by David Chartier. The video is embedded in the main Loop post.

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∞ Beautifully crafted Beats commercial, lead-up to...

[VIDEO] This is a marketing piece with a short shelf-life, aimed at people interested in this weekend’s heavyweight fight, focusing on underdog Conor McGregor and his fanbase.

Some argue that the ad is manipulative. That may be, but stepping back, I see it as beautifully filmed and evocative. See for yourself. The video is embedded in the main Loop post.

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Deals: 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,158 ($140...

Discounts on Mid 2017 Apple devices are rolling in starting with a $140 markdown on the 13" MacBook Pro in Space Gray. Back to school shoppers can also save $100 on the current 21.5" iMac 4K, now $1,199. Apple's Mid 2017 12.9" iPad Pros are also $30 to $70 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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Latest iOS 11 beta removes AMP wrapper from shared...

Great find from Federico Viticci:

Very nice: when sharing AMP pages to iMessage or Reading List, iOS 11 Safari automatically removes AMP’s crap from the URL. Go Apple

— Federico Viticci (@viticci) August 23, 2017

To me, AMP serves Google and Google only. It does not move the web forward, it just keeps browsing within Google’s ecosystem.

To see this for yourself, start with an AMP URL. Here’s one example. If you open this link in Safari, you’ll see the link is a Google link, not a Verge link.

If you are running iOS 10, when you tap Safari’s share icon and share the link in, say, Messages, the AMP version of the URL will be shared.


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Google rumored to announce 'Pixel 2'...

Google's second generation of its Pixel smartphones may arrive a few weeks after Apple launches its iPhone, with one prominent leaker claiming the search giant will unveil the mobile device during an event on October 5.

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Malwarebytes introduces malware/adware protection...

Malwarebytes has released Malwarebytes for Mac, featuring real-time protection to automatically block and remove cyber threats, including malware, adware and potentially unwanted programs.

According to data collected by Malwarebytes, Mac users saw more malware in the second quarter (April to June) than they had seen in all of 2016. In fact, more new malware families have appeared this year than in any other previous year in Mac history, says CEO Marcin Kleczynski. He adds that Malwarebytes for Mac features several distinct benefits and features for users to protect against this increasingly dangerous Mac threat landscape, including:

  • A real-time anti-malware protection scanner: Malwarebytes for Mac provides ultra-fast proactive scanning for malware and spyware in real-time, in addition to flagging potentially unwanted programs and adware.
  • Antivirus replacement or complement...
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Offline only

Follow the link. Then go into airplane mode. The page should automatically detect that the connection dropped and reload with an explanation.

An interesting experiment.

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Apple lays out the details behind Siri’s speech...

The Register:

At an academic speech tech conference today (Thursday), Apple researchers will present some of the classic building blocks behind the voice generation of the Siri assistant.

The conference is this week’s Interspeech 2017, in Stockholm.

From the paper Apple presented:

There are two mainstream techniques for industry production development, namely waveform concatenation (i.e. unit selection) and statistical parametric speech synthesis (SPSS). Given a sequence of text input, unit selection directly assembles waveform segments to produce synthetic speech, while SPSS predicts synthetic speech from trained acoustic models. Unit selection typically produces more natural-sounding speech than SPSS, provided the database used has sufficient high quality audio material.

This is a bit...

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Leak shows alleged logic boards for Apple's...

A new photo purports to show logic boards intended for Apple's "iPhone 7s," a product that has seen far fewer leaks than the company's flagship "iPhone 8."

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Augmented reality Star Wars characters will appear...

If you’ve ever wanted to meet Star Wars characters, a Disney promo with Apple and other retail stores will offer the chance to do the next best thing.

The promo, for The Last Jedi, will let you use your iPhone to see AR versions of characters like Rey and Chewbacca in Apple Stores, and even have your photo taken with them …


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The problem with abandoned apps

Marc Zeedar, TidBITS:

While the App Store may be a senior citizen in Internet time, as a marketplace, it’s barely out of diapers. But we’ve now reached a point where I believe the App Store will either morph into something genuinely useful or fade away as a fad.

I don’t mean that the App Store itself will go away — it won’t — but it could disappear as a business opportunity for most developers. In this dystopian future, the only profitable apps left will be a handful of entertainment apps by huge companies and “business essential” apps, such as those made by banks or news organizations for their customers.

The looming threat that I see is abandoned apps.

Key here is Apple’s plans to deprecate 32-bit apps in iOS 11. If you’ve invested in an app that the developer has no plans to update, that investment may fall to zero. If it’s a 32-bit game you’ve spent a lot of time with, you’ll no longer have access to the game (it won’t load anymore) and your progress...

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Steve Wozniak to speak at ‘AI Deep Dive’

Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, as well as 20-plus AI experts from companies such as Square, NVIDIA, and others, will speak at AI Deep Dive. It’s an artificial intelligence-focused event at Money20/20 in partnership with Feedza.

“Artificial intelligence is going to help us have better human lives,” says Wozniak. “To do that, it requires bringing together, at events like AI Deep Dive, the real people behind the technology. I am looking forward to speaking at this year’s event to the creators, thinkers and doers who are shaping this technology.”

AI Deep Dive takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, to kick off the 6th annual Money20/20 conference...

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Disney uses 'Pokemon Go'-like AR in iPhone...

Disney is going to promote upcoming movie 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' using augmented reality (AR) on iPhones and iPads, with a promotion that requires users to scan codes to unlock AR experiences with characters from the film using the 'Star Wars' iOS app.

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Western Digital debuts My Book Duo with up to 20TB...

Western Digital this week launched the My Book Duo, an external RAID storage system that comes with up to 20 terabytes of storage, and as well as a USB-C port simplifying connections with recent Macs.

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Loyalty of iPhone owners likely to overcome iPhone 8...

A suggestion by Barclays that ‘only’ one in five iPhone owners will be willing to pay the rumored $1000+ price of the iPhone 8 has been countered by survey results showing the loyalty people feel to the Apple brand and ecosystem.

While Barclays feared iPhone owners might defect to Samsung, the survey by Fluent indicates that this isn’t at all likely …


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Gartner: global wearables will grow 16.7% this year...

New research from Gartner says the global wearables market will grow 16.7% this year driven by strong smartwatch sales led by Apple.

The research group says that sales of wearable devices will generate revenue of $30.5 billion in 2017. Of that, $9.3 billion will be from smartwatches.

Gartner predicts that 41.5 million smartwatches will be sold this year. They’re on pace to account for the highest unit sales of all wearable device form factors from 2019 to 2021, aside from Bluetooth headsets. By 2021, sales of smartwatches are estimated to total nearly 81 million units, representing 16% of total wearable device sales.

"Smartwatches are on pace to achieve the greatest revenue potential among all wearables through 2021, reaching $17.4 billion," says Angela McIntyre, research director at Gartner. Revenue from smartwatches is bolstered by relatively stable average selling prices (ASPs) of Apple...

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Two new Apple patents hints at Apple Pencil...

There’s more evidence that the Apple Pencil will come to the iPhone in two new patent filings. They join the previously reported patent number 9,648,7040 — which also hinted at Macs that could use the stylus … er … pencil.

Patent number 20170242499 is for “noise correction for a stylus touch device” on a tablet or smartphone. In the patent filing, Apple notes that touch screens are becoming increasingly popular as input devices because of their ease and versatility of operation. The company says that active styluses can “significantly improve stylus sensing on a mutual capacitive touch sensor panel without incurring significant additional cost.”

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method and system for performing a noise...

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Akitio to release a new four-bay, Thunderbolt 3...

Akitio will release a new four bay, Thunderbolt 3 storage solution for Mac and Windows at the upcoming BIRTV Show in Beijing, China. The Thunder3 Quad X, while similar to the Thunder3 Quad, features an all-new design and is now compatible with both macOS and Windows computers. 

It also supplies 27 watts of power delivery to help charge a connected Thunderbolt 3 laptop. The Quad X holds four drives and can accommodate either 3.5-inch...

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Aerix Drones launches the DaVinci

Aerix Drones has released the $295 DaVinci, the company’s first mid-sized aerial photography and racing drone hybrid. Its on-board first-person view (FPV) camera streams live video and records to the on-board micro SD card in 720p at 25fps, making it Aerix’s highest resolution video drone yet.

DaVinci features four brushless motors — two standard motors and two inverted motors — for a blend of torque, thrust and lift. It’s capable of speeds up to 30 MPH with a 15-minute flight time. DaVinci can fly up to 250 meters away, the length of approximately two and a half football fields.

It’s equipped with dual GPS to hold height and location, in addition to setting a home point for one-touch takeoff, landing and return to home functions. Low voltage warnings and fail-safe settings are designed to ensure you have enough time to return home for a smooth landing.

DaVinci boasts 5.8GHz FPV for low latency live...

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Analyst: less one-in-five potential buyers will...

In a note to clients — as noted by 9to5Mac — Barclay analyst Mark Moskowitz says that less one-in-five potential iPhone buyers will spend $1,000 or more on a new Apple smartphone. 

The “iPhone 8” (shown in a fanciful mock-up) — expected to debut next month — is predicted, by some pundits, to cost upwards of $1,000. According to Moskowitz research, this means that “only” 18% of possible upgraders would purchase the next gen, high end phone.

“While the device itself seems more evolutionary than revolutionary, we believe this launch represents the return of staunch competition into the premium segment ($700+ ASP) of the smartphone market following Samsung’s Note 7 debacle last year,” he writes. “For Apple, we are concerned that the company needs to meet momentous investor expectations following the expected launch of three new iPhone devices in September. This could be made more...

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Rumor: Apple could be slating September 12th for...

It looks like Apple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 12th.

Citing a number of wireless carrier sources, Mac news site Mac4Ever says that mobile phone operators have already been told when to expect the Apple announcement as they have to prepare inventory and marketing for the imminent new devices.

While Apple has yet to release an official statement, the likely dates in the past have put the event between September 6th and the 12th.

The site seems to indicate that the 12th is the most likely date, as most carriers have been notified to keep this day in mind.

Assuming September 12th is the date, the iPhone 7s and 8 would go up for pre-order that same week, on Friday 15th September, with a release on the 22nd.

It’s unknown as to exactly when Apple might release its next-gen iPhones. It’s also thought that Apple could use the September press event to announced a third-generation Apple Watch with cellular LTE radios, and a 4K Apple...

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New Apple patents again point to Apple Pencil...

Almost a year ago, a comment by Tim Cook suggested that he had experienced using an Apple Pencil on an iPhone.

If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable.

Patently Apple later spotted a series of patents describing just this, and two more have been published today …


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Dockem’s iProp provides a beanbag for your iPad (and...

Sometimes it's nice to just plop down in a bean bag chair. You can let your iPad relax in its own "bean bag" thanks to the $29.99 iProp from Dockem

Okay, so your Apple tablet may not appreciate the iProp, but you probably will since it's a convenient accessory when you're lounging around the house. The great thing about the tablet stand/bean bag is that it not only works fine on hard surfaces, but also on surfaces that are uneven or soft. In other words, the iProp is perfect for use on a bed, sofa or your lap. 

The micro-bead filled base of the iProp adjusts to form around your legs or just about any other surface you set it on. It's handy for reading, watching movies and playing games when you aren't at a desk or table. 

The iProp sports a durable sports mesh base made of breathable and washable polyester, as well as a high-grade silicone shelf, about the size of a...

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Safari in iOS 11 converts Google’s AMP links back to...

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) may have been sold to users on the basis of faster-loading webpages, but the company’s underlying motivation is to lock publishers into Google’s ad network. For users, it makes it harder to see which site you’re being taken to, and trickier to share links to specific pages.

Apple is now addressing the second issue in iOS 11 by having Safari convert AMP links back into the original URLs when shared …


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Mac, Android devices increasingly at risk for malware

Windows devices are no longer the sole victims of damaging malware attacks. Strategic attacks on both Mac and Android devices are rapidly on the rise, according to new data from Malwarebytes, which makes anti-malware software. 

In fact, detections of Android ransomware went up by more than 100% in the second quarter. In addition, Mac malware in 2017 is already at the highest it has ever been in any other year in history, and the year is still far from over, according to Malwarebytes. 

Both platforms are extremely vulnerable to malicious applications, with many still making it past app store review processes, and both are continually plagued by PUPs. However, the tactics that attackers use to infiltrate each platform with malware greatly differ. Understanding these intricacies is crucial, as hackers continue to find new attack vectors, notes Malwarebytes. 

Malware attacks on Android devices have been...

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Jamf helping Simplifeye improve healthcare with...

Jamf, which specializes in Apple device management, today announced that Simplifeye has chosen Jamf Pro to help mitigate risks around the use of patient information on wearable technology.

Simplifeye, a New York City startup, knew they could solve a lot of problems that affect medical clinics, but they needed a strategic partner. That’s when they contacted Jamf to manage the iPhone devices that are tied to each Apple Watch.

“In healthcare, there’s a big concern around data security. With Jamf, we are able to secure iPhones to offer the customer comfort that their patient data is secure,” says Zach Hungate, co-founder and CEO of Simplifeye.

Simplifeye is a SaaS platform of applications that connect Apple technology to an organization’s electronic medical record (EMR). After syncing with the EMR, schedule and patient information moves between...

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External Link: Verizon Wireless Throttling Video for...

When Verizon Wireless announced the return of unlimited data plans earlier this year, we were afraid it was too good of a deal. Verizon now offers an unlimited plan for $75 per month ($5 less than before) but will throttle video streams so that they cannot exceed 480p (DVD) resolution on phones and 720p on tablets. Those resolution limits will also apply to mobile hotspots, which will also be capped at 600 Kbps. Verizon has also announced a new $85-per-month Beyond Unlimited plan that lets you stream video in HD resolutions and includes 15 GB of 4G LTE data for tethering per month, throttling data to 600 Kbps after 15 GB. The good news is that if you currently subscribe to previous Verizon’s $80-per-month unlimited plan, you get the benefits of Beyond Unlimited for the same price as before, at least for now.


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Apple refreshes News Publisher with new dashboard,...

Apple has today updated its News Publisher with a fresh design across the iCloud based media manager.


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Hulu Live TV now available for streaming on Mac via...

Hulu on Wednesday released a web version of its Live TV plan, granting Mac and PC users access to live TV streams previously constrained to set-top boxes and mobile apps.

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What do you think of Apple’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’...

A few months after debuting its first original content series in the form of Planet of the Apps, Apple this month has started releasing episodes of its Carpool Karaoke series exclusively on Apple Music.

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Apple on Wednesday rolled out updates to its iCloud-based News Publisher, featuring a number of user interface enhancements and a completely redesigned dashboard.

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Roku Is the Top Streaming Device In the US and Still...

Roku is the top streaming media player device in the U.S., and its growth is only increasing. According to the latest industry report from market intelligence firm Parks Associates, 37 percent of streaming devices in U.S. households are Roku devices, as of the first quarter of this year. That's up from 30 percent in the same quarter last year, the report notes. TechCrunch reports: The growth is coming at the expense of Roku's top competitors, like Apple and Google, with only Amazon's Fire TV able to increase its install base during the same timeframe. Fire TV devices are in 24 percent of U.S. households, as of Q1 2017, up from 16 percent last year. That climb allowed Amazon to snag the second position from Google's Chromecast, which has an 18 percent share. Lagging behind, Apple TV's market share fell to 15 percent -- a drop that Parks Associates Senior Analyst Glenn Hower attributes to Apple TV's price point. Roku last fall overhauled its line of streaming players with the...

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Hulu launches beta version of live TV for Mac and PC...

Hulu is making its streaming live TV and on demand content available to users via its website today. Although the update brings the functionality to users now, the company notes the new feature will be an optional beta…


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Kolab Now Is a Smooth On-Ramp for LibreOffice Online

As cloud popularity grows, so does the collection of free or low-cost online office tools that services like Microsoft Office Online and Google Docs/G Suite provide. However, those two major league offerings, along with a swarm of other cloud-based productivity platforms, are proprietary. Until now, online open source office suites have been little more than vaporware. You can get your document work done fine using an open source local installation, but the inconvenience factor kicks in very quickly when you try to handle collaborative tasks.

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Here’s a shocker from Samsung

Samsung is working on a smart speaker that will be launched “soon”, the company’s mobile chief told CNBC, which will pit it against the likes of Amazon, Apple, and Google, in the hotly-contested space.

Of course you are.

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Uber reports $645 million second quarter loss

Uber Technologies Inc reported on Wednesday that its losses narrowed in the second quarter by 9 percent and ride bookings rose, but the company is still a long way from being profitable.


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Safari in iOS 11 strips Google AMP links down to...

When iOS 11 launches this fall, users sharing Google AMP pages from Safari will find Apple's operating system automatically remove Google's proprietary URL in favor of the webpage's original format.

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Analysts: Only 18% of iPhone buyers likely to spend...

An analyst note today from Barclays’ Mark Moskowitz and company predicts that Samsung is in position to take more of the premium smartphone market share with the launch of its Galaxy Note 8. They are also concerned that less than 1 in 5 potential iPhone buyers will spend $1,000 or more on a new iPhone.


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Apple Daily Report for August 23, 2017

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

A document published on August 18 details what versions of Apple's pro apps will work in the upcoming macOS High Sierra.

Apple has released Safari Technology Preview 38 (Safari TP38) on Wednesday. It tests out Payment Requests for Web Payments, and adds support for phonetic names in Apple Pay. 

Two new episodes of Carpool Karaoke: The Series air tonight, Apple has shared trailers for next week's episodes, which will pair Queen...

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Samsung confirms plans for smartspeaker challenging...

In addition to premiering the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung on Wednesday said that it's working on its own smartspeaker, which will face off against products like the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

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Google May Have Pixel Chromebook Showcase, Tiny Home...

Google appears to be planning a Pixel-branded Chromebook and a downsized version of its Home smart speaker, following in the steps of Microsoft and Amazon. Along with two expected new Pixel phones, Google this fall will unveil a Pixel-branded Chromebook and smaller, lower-priced version of its Home smart speaker, according to a report. Chromebooks typically have been popular with budget-conscious schools and penny-pinching consumers, but the Pixel laptop may be setting it sights on a segment of the market that's willing to spend more.

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Wading Through AccuWeather's Response

On Tuesday, ZDNet reported that popular weather app AccuWeather was sending location-identifying information to a monetization firm, even when a person had disabled location data from the app. In a response, AccuWeather said today "if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user." But it is misleading people. John Gruber of DaringFireball writes: The accusation has nothing to do with "GPS coordinates." The accusation is that their iOS app is collecting Wi-Fi router names and MAC addresses and sending them to servers that belong to Reveal Mobile, which in turn can easily be used to locate the user. Claiming this is about GPS coordinates is like if they were caught stealing debit cards and they issued a denial that they never stole anyone's cash. The accusation comes from Will Strafech, a respected security researcher who discovered the "actual information" by observing network traffic...

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'Assassin's Creed,' 'Game of...

Game developers are known to hold 'soft launches' of games, limiting the release to a few countries for testing, with 'Assassin's Creed: Rebellion,' 'Brawl Stars,' and 'Game of Thrones: Conquest' currently playable in countries around the globe for initial testing -- but not for U.S. players.

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Facebook rolling out ability to take 360-degree...

Facebook today is bringing the option to take 360-degree photos with its iOS app without needing any extra hardware beyond your iPhone.


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Apple updates Machine Learning Journal with articles...

Apple on Wednesday added three new articles to its Machine Learning Journal, part of an attempt at bringing some of its research -- and researchers -- out of the shadows.

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Samsung says it's building an Echo-like smart...

Samsung is spilling the beans on more than just its smartwatch plans in the wake of its Galaxy Note 8 event. In an interview with CNBC, mobile division chief DJ Koh has confirmed that his company is working on a smart speaker. He's shy on details,...

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Wading Through AccuWeather’s Bullshit Response

AccuWeather issued a statement regarding the controversy over their app sending location-identifying information to a monetization firm. It’s a veritable mountain of horseshit:

Despite stories to the contrary from sources not connected to the
actual information, if a user opts out of location tracking on
AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without
further opt-in permission from the user.

The accusation has nothing to do with “GPS coordinates”. The accusation is that their iOS app is collecting Wi-Fi router names and MAC addresses and sending them to servers that belong to Reveal Mobile, which in turn can easily be used to locate the user. Claiming this is about GPS coordinates is like if they were caught stealing debit cards and they...

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Catch up on Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 news in 10...

The Galaxy Note 8 wasn't exactly a well-kept secret, but Samsung officially revealed the supersized handset earlier today. If you missed the announcement live, don't worry: We've got you covered. We chopped down today's event to a much shorter clip,...

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Google: Learning more about clinical depression

Now when you search for “depression” on Google on mobile, you’ll see a Knowledge Panel that will give you the option to tap “check if you’re clinically depressed”, which will bring you to PHQ-9, a clinically validated screening questionnaire to test what your likely level of depression may be. To ensure that the information shared in the PHQ-9 questionnaire is accurate and useful, we have partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness on this announcement.

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WatchOS 4 features in a four minute video

I thought this was a great video from the AppleInsider staff. I’m looking forward to the new WatchOS.

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