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Friday August 25

08:39
Google Voice is having trouble delivering text...

If you're a Google Voice users, there's a chance you're not receiving text messages this morning. As spotted by Android Police, a thread in the Google Voice support forums indicates that a number of users are having problems receiving messages. They'...

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08:21
Microsoft boasts about Xbox One X sales without...

Microsoft has been counting the days until the release of its powered-up mid-generation console, the Xbox One X, on November 7th. The company even announced a stylized but otherwise identical Scorpio edition to commemorate the launch. Apparently, tha...

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08:14
Google Assistant app now available on iPhones in...

If you've been hankering for a chance to play with Google Assistant but don't own an Android phone, Google Home or hate the Allo messaging app, we have good news: Google announced today that the standalone Assistant app has begun rolling out for iOS...

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08:03
Listen to Siri’s voice evolve from iOS 9, 10, and 11

Jump to this page, scroll down almost all the way to the bottom, then click the various play buttons to hear how Siri’s voice has changed with each new major iOS release.

To my ear, each rev gets higher in pitch, with the iOS 11 version of Siri sounding like a different person entirely than the Susan Bennett voiced Siri we came to know and love.

The iOS 10 version of Siri is a recognizable voice to me, as recognizable as a friend’s voice. The new version sounds a bit impersonal.

From the text above the samples:

For iOS 11, we chose a new female voice talent with the goal of improving the naturalness, personality, and expressivity of Siri’s voice. We evaluated hundreds of candidates before choosing the best one. Then, we recorded over 20 hours of speech and built a new TTS voice using the new deep learning based TTS technology. As a result, the new US English Siri...

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08:00
Celebrities are vanishing from social media to make...

Platforms like Instagram and Twitter have taken the relationship between celebrities and fans to new heights. Those who follow famous people on social media feel closer to them than ever before, since these networks act as a window into the lavish pe...

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07:56
∞ Apple Park drone video

[VIDEO] Getting pretty close. Will the September event be held here? Video embedded in the main Loop post.

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07:56
Apple stockpiling 'massive' supply of...




Since July, Apple has reportedly been working to secure a "massive" quantity of camera lens modules for this fall's new iPhones -- something that could be aided by one of its suppliers launching a new factory by the end of September.

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07:55
Apple makes deal with more than 30 college systems...

Apple press release:

Apple today announced the App Development with Swift curriculum will now be offered in more than 30 community college systems across the country in the 2017-2018 school year, providing opportunities to millions of students to build apps that will prepare them for careers in software development and information technology. The Austin Community College District (ACC), one of the nation’s largest higher learning institutions, will begin offering the course to its 74,000 students this fall.

This is a pretty big get for Apple. Though Swift is open source, it seems fair to say that if you grow up learning Swift, you’re going to want to develop in Swift, and that means building apps for the Apple ecosystem, not to mention a likelihood of buying Apple products. Good stuff.

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07:38
Cleveland residents take AT&T broadband...

In March, two organizations -- Connect Your Community and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance -- alleged that AT&T had been practicing "digital redlining" in lower income Cleveland neighborhoods. The report released by the groups presented ev...

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07:31
Will iOS and macOS continue individually? Or will...

Some folks disagree -- including Apple CEO Tim Cook, but I think that in time, macOS and iOS will merge into one operating system. I’ve expressed this opinion in the past, but a new Macworld column by Jason Snell, “iOS and macOS: What does the future hold?” inspired me to bring the subject up again.

Jason himself was inspired by some tweets by Steve Troughton-Smith with linksto a Ars Technica story about Fuschia, Google’s next-generation operating system project.

Troughton-Smith wrote: “We’re far enough into the age of...

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07:19
'Black Mirror' season four looks as bleak...

Black Mirror is coming back to depress us all, and Netflix has revealed the cast and directors for season four's episodes. If you thought the last season was perhaps a little too happy-go-lucky, the teaser below might reassure you that showrunner Cha...

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07:16
Google’s AMP creator and tech lead on Apple...

From this Twitter thread between Laurie Voss and Google’s AMP tech lead, Malte Ubl:

I personally asked for this feature. I have also asked all other browser vendors, of course.

— Malte Ubl (@cramforce) August 24, 2017

Malte says he asked for the sharing translation from AMP back to the canonical URL. Read the whole thread. Interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:08
New York Times: iPhone 8 to be priced “around” $999

Brian X. Chen, New York Times:

The iPhone is now in a precarious position. Gone is the thrill of downloading yet another app. It isn’t as exciting anymore if the screens of the gadget get bigger or the device becomes thinner. And the middle age of the iPhone is reflected in its sales, which dipped for the first time last year. It doesn’t help that Apple also faces fierce competition, especially in markets like China and India where people are flocking to cheaper smartphones that are increasingly capable and attractive.

Doomed! Why does the New York Times lead their Apple coverage in such a negative way?

But I digress.

Chief among the changes for the new iPhones: refreshed versions, including a premium model priced at around $999, according to people briefed on the product, who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

John Gruber...

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07:00
Apple Is Pulling Apps By Iranian Developers From The...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple is pulling apps created by Iranian developers that are specifically designed for people in Iran from its App Stores to comply with US sanctions, The New York Times reports. Apple does not sell its products in Iran and an Iranian version of the Apple App Store doesn't exist, but smuggled iPhones are popular among wealthy Iranians. Iranian developers have created thousands of apps for these users and offer them on App Stores in other countries including the US App Store. For the last few weeks, Apple has been removing Iranian food delivery and shopping apps, and on Thursday, it removed Snapp, an Uber-like ride hailing app that is popular in Iran.


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07:00
One week with Microsoft Cortana

"Never mind it. Never mind," I cursed, looking down on the poorly formed monstrosity that gazed back at me with a singular pulsing eye. No, not at me -- through me. This was not my trusty Google Assistant, with whom I shared a deep logistical and day...

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07:00
Sonnet launches dual-slot SxS Pro Card Reader

Sonnet Technologies that launched the SxS Pro Card Reader, the second in a new family of professional media readers that feature a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface.  It will be available Aug. 28 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $399.

The Sonnet reader employs dual card slots to take advantage of the 2,750 MB/s bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 offers. Sonnet's latest Pro Card Reader, the industry's first SxS card reader with Thunderbolt 3, can ingest files simultaneously from two cards at their maximum speeds, and is also compatible with SD and XQD media cards when used with Sonnet SDHC Adapters and Sony XQD ExpressCardAdapters, respectively. 

Compatible with Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Sonnet reader is also compatible with Mac computers with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports when used with the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter...

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06:46
Judge tosses lawsuit against Apple involving a fatal...

A California judge has tossed with prejudice a suit filed by the father of a college student who was killed by a texting driver that alleged Apple negligently designed iPhones to be operable while callers are driving, reports Law360.

In January, MLG Automotive Law — a Newport Beach, California-based firm concentrating on representing the legal interests of businesses and people in the automotive industry — filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, seeking to enjoin the company from selling further iPhones until it installs texting and driving safeguards. The lawsuit alleges that Apple puts profit before consumer safety.

According to the filing, the company has had the technology to prevent texting and driving since...

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06:43
Review: Chipolo, the first Bluetooth tracker that...

Bluetooth trackers have been a handy way to keep tabs on our valuables for some time now. Attach one to a bag, or slip one into your wallet, and you can then use your iPhone to help you track them down if you mislay them.

The ‘wallet’ part of that idea has, though, worked rather better in theory than practice. Even supposed slimline trackers have so far been too bulky to slip unnoticed into a wallet, which is the problem Chipolo set out to solve with its new Card tracker, which goes on sale today …

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06:37
Bloomberg: Apple planning 4K upgrade for Apple TV

Mark Gurman and Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg:

Apple is planning to unveil a renewed focus on the living room with an upgraded Apple TV set-top box that can stream 4K video and highlight live television content such as news and sports, according to people familiar with the matter.

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.

And:

In order to play 4K and HDR content, Apple will need deals with content makers that can provide video in those formats. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant has begun discussions with movie studios about supplying 4K versions of movies via iTunes, according to people familiar with the talks.

This September event is going to be jam packed and riveting. So many rumors, so much still to unveil. I...

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06:34
Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee given five year sentence...




Jay Y. Lee, the head of the Samsung Group, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail by a South Korean court after a six-month trial, convicted for bribery and other charges relating to a national scandal that saw the downfall of former Korean President Park Geun-hye.

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06:30
Western Digital releases My Book Duo with up to 20GB...

Western Digital has unveiled the My Book Duo storage system that comes in a high end version with 20TB of storage. 

It comes with RAID-optimized WD Red hard drives inside to deliver high-speeds of up to 360 MB/s sequential reads1, and RAID-optimized firmware that’s designed for two-disk array systems with auto management of drive operations to help ensure read/write cycle data integrity. The My Book Duo storage system features a USB Type-C port, so it’s a fine fit for 2016/2017 MacBook Pros and MacBooks and the 2017 iMac.

The storage system also has two additional USB Type-A hub ports to allow for additional accessories, including drones, action cameras, card readers, keyboards, mice, USB drives or phone syncing and charging. The My Book Duo storage system is available in 20TB, 16TB, 12TB, 8TB, 6TB and 4TB capacities. It also comes with password protection and 256-bit AES...

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06:15
Micromat launches Drive Scope for macOS

Micromat has announced a new macOS drive utility called Drive Scope. The software utilizes Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (also known as S.M.A.R.T.) — which is built into most hard drives — to report on the health of internal and external hard drives connected to Macs.

The program displays a wide variety of information about supported hard drives, including critical health information, and is able to warn of impending drive failures prior to data loss. According to Micromat product manager Christian Pickman. Drive Scope provides an extension to the already-capable SMART check in the company’s Techtool Pro. 

“We've added a wide variety of information for any connected SMART enabled drive, the ability to trigger internal SMART tests in the drive, and overall just provide more information about the internals of your Mac's hard drive,” he says. “And it's all pulled straight from the drive using tools built in to the macOS, compared to other utilities...

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06:01
Apple removes Iranian apps from the Apple App Store

Apple has removed several Iranian apps from international Apple App Stores, saying the move is in line with U.S. sanctions against the country, reports The New York Times

Apple has no official presence in the country. Because of American sanctions against Iran, iPhones are not legally available for sale there, and there’s no Iranian version of the Apple App Store. 

However, that hasn’t stopped the sale of “millions” of iPhones smuggled in from places like Dubai and Hong Kong, reports the NYT. And Iranian app developers have created “thousands” of apps for local users and offering them through App Stores outside Iran, the article adds. 

However, in a message to Iranian developers whose apps were affected by the new ban, Apple said: “Under the U.S. sanctions regulations, the App Store cannot host, distribute or do business with apps or developers...

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06:00
Become an iOS App Developer with The Swift 3 Master...

Want to learn how to write code for iOS apps? There's no better time to start, since we have The Swift 3 Master Coder Bundle available for $36 -- that's 93% off the usual pricing. In this online course, you'll learn iOS programming in Swift by building at least 31 apps! Altogether, the course encompasses 85 hours of training in four specific areas and a total of 596 lessons. 

  • Hacking With Swift 3 - Beginner to Pro: Build 17 Apps
  • Swift 3: Exploiting the Latest iOS 10 Features
  • iOS 10 and Xcode 8: Complete Swift 3 and Objective-C Guide
  • Learn iOS Development with Swift 3 and Xcode 8: Build 14 apps

You have only a short time to get this deal, but can take the courses any time...

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05:54
Apple's Swift curriculum coming to over 30...




Apple on Friday said that over 30 U.S. community college systems will offer its "App Development with Swift" curriculum during the 2017-2018 school year, expanding on the original six the company announced in May.

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05:42
Apple says leading US community colleges adding App...

Apple says the App Development with Swift curriculum will now be offered in more than 30 community college systems across the country in the 2017-2018 school year, providing opportunities to millions of students to build apps that will prepare them for careers in software development and information technology. 

The Austin Community College District (ACC), one of the nation’s largest higher learning institutions, will begin offering the course to its 74,000 students this fall.

Created by engineers and educators at Apple, the full-year App Development with Swift course teaches students how to build apps using Swift, an open source programming language that emphasizes safety, performance and modern software design patterns. The course is designed to take students with no programming experience and enables them to build fully-functional apps of their own design.

“We’ve seen firsthand how Apple’s app ecosystem has transformed...

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05:30
Jumsoft releases Flat Icons Lab for macOS

Jumsoft has introduced Flat Icons Lab 1.0, a multipurpose productivity assistant app for macOS that features nearly 300 original icon designs, presented in 13 categories. 

Flat Icons Lab offers icons in a high-resolution PNG format, so they’re usable with the tools available on any Mac right out of the box. What’s more, they’re adaptable across many forms of media: presentations, documents, print, websites and more.

Flat Icons Lab requires macOS10.11 or later. Available as a standalone product, it’s offered at the introductory price of $9.99 and is available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It’s also available as a new product pack for the owners of Jumsoft's Toolbox for Keynote and Toolbox for iWork. 

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05:28
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, Backblaze.com.

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05:15
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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05:10
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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05:01
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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05:00
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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05:00
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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05:00
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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04:30
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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04:18
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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04:00
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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03:30
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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03:00
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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03:00
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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03:00
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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01:03
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

20:32
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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19:38
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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19:20
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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19:02
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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17:17
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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16:21
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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15:55
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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15:43
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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15:43
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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15:40
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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15:36
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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15:02
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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14:53
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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13:50
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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13:41
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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13:34
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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13:08
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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13:05
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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12:39
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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12:31
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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11:53
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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11:23
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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11:14
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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11:13
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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10:43
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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10:30
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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10:09
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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09:58
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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09:48
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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09:37
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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09:31
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09:15
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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09:14
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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08:51
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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08:40
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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08:34
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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08:30
∞ 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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08:29
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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08:24
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 pic.twitter.com/aHgSMcofUv

— 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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07:54
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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07:30
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.
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07:24
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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07:20
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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07:19
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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06:59
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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06:59
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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06:30
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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06:19
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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06:04
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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05:47
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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05:41
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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05:36
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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05:30
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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05:30
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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05:22
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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05:00
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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04:50
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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04:30
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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B&H Photo has the 2.6GHz Mac mini (MGEN2LL/A) on sale for $599 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Read more
Snag a 15-inch 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro, App...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pros available for $1699. That’s $300 off original MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for a 15″ MacBook Pro currently offered by... Read more
Apple Refurbished 3TB Time Capsule for $279,...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 3TB Time Capsules available for $279 including free shipping plus Apple’s standard one-year warranty. Their price is $120 off MSRP. Read more
19% off Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 7
Amazon has both Black and White Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 7s available for $80.41 including free shipping. Their price is $18.59, or 19%, off MSRP. Read more

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Full time *Apple* Hardware Tech needed - ma...
…high level of attention to detail Ethics, integrity and trust Be a geek & Previous Apple experience a must. Previous Apple Retail or other Apple Specialist Read more
Development Operations and Site Reliability E...
Development Operations and Site Reliability Engineer, Apple Payment Gateway Job Number: 57572631 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jul. 27, 2017 Read more
*Apple* Store - Technical Specialist - Apple...
…customers purchase our products, you're the one who helps them get more out of their new Apple technology. Your day in the Apple Store is filled with a range of Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* News Product Marketing Mgr., Publish...
Job Summary The Apple News Product Marketing Manager will work closely with a cross-functional group to assist in defining and marketing new features and services. Read more
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