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Monday September 18

02:10
With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as...




Official benchmarks posted by Geekbench show that Apple's A11 Bionic delivers a huge jump in performance over last year's A10 Fusion used in iPhone 7, with scores that are not just far beyond other mobile ARM competitors' latest chips, but higher than the base Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor Apple uses in its 13 inch MacBook Pro.

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Sunday September 17

23:01
Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or...




The iPhone 8 has a different design than last year's iPhone 7, but the dimensions are very similar. It's possible you have a case that works now -- try it out and see. But, if it doesn't fit, or you just want a new case, AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best options that are available now.

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17:44
Watch: All the details about the iPhone X that you...




AppleInsider tells you everything you need to know about the iPhone X, in less than seven minutes.

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17:40
iFlicks 2.4.8

Brings a number of fixes and improvements to the video encoding and metadata management app. ($34.99 new, free update, 17.1 MB)

 

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14:34
Linux Foundation President Used MacOS For...

Slashdot reader mschaffer writes:It appears that Jim Zemlin, President of the Linux Foundation, was using MacOS while declaring "2017 is officially the year of the Linux desktop!" at the Open Source Summit 2017. This was observed by several YouTube channels: Switched to Linux and The Lunduke Show. Finally it was reported by It's FOSS.
if, indeed, this is the year of desktop Linux, why oh why cannot people like Zemlin present a simple slide presentation -- let alone actually use a Linux distro for work.
A security developer at Google has now "spotted Jim Zemlin using Apple's macOS twice in last four years," according to the article, which complains the Foundation's admirable efforts on cloud/container technology has them neglecting Linux on the desktop.
Ironically, in March Zemlin told a cloud conference that organizations that "don't harvest the shared innovation" of open source "will fail."

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13:41
BBEdit 11.6.8

Fixes several bug, including an issue related to saving documents on APFS volumes while running macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.0 MB)

 

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13:07
How to stream the 2017 Emmys live on iPhone, iPad,...

The 69th annual Emmy Awards take place tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show is sure to be packed full of controversial winners and acceptance speeches, skits, and much more. Read on for a full breakdown of how to stream the 2017 Emmys live on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV…

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12:33
Instagram for iOS makes controversial change to how...

Instagram is making a small but notable change to how it handles autoplaying videos. While the app has always autoplayed videos as you scroll through your feed, sound would be muted until you tap on the video. Now, Instagram is slightly changing up how sound is handled with videos…

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11:40
Fission 2.4.1

Updates capability for saving custom ringtones to iTunes 12.7. ($29 new, free update, 10.6 MB)

 

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11:32
Instagram automatically plays all video sound once...

Instagram's silence when automatically playing videos is meant to avoid any rude surprises (especially for those around you), but that courtesy might extend too far for some. What if you're watching a friend's concert videos and would rather not tap...

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10:31
Tesla envisions mobile EV battery swapping machines

Tesla has filed a patent application for a machine that will enable technicians to swap EV battery packs in as little as 15 minutes. The EV-maker initially toyed with the idea of building rigs that can quickly replace its cars' battery packs back in...

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10:08
Hands On: Mellel 4 targets Mac and iPad Microsoft...




The popular but niche word processor chiefly used by academics and technical authors has just been updated, with 95 new features.

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09:41
ChronoSync 4.8

Improves support for APFS formatted drives and introduces Creation and Modifier Assistants. ($49.99 new, free update, 48.4 MB)

 

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09:41
SuperDuper 2.9.2

Add compatibility with the Mac OS Extended (HFS+) drive format in macOS 10.13 High Sierra. (Free, $27.95 for additional features, free update, 2.9 MB)

 

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09:32
I One The Sandbox – Mac Geek Gab 675

Downloading YouTube Videos, App Stores Woes, Apple Pay Cash, Person-to-Person Payments, iPhone X, iOS 11 Screen Recording, Restoring from a different iPhone and a discussion of whether or not it’s safe to use Facebook to login to other sites are ALL discussed in this week’s show… and more! Press play and enjoy.


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09:15
The best handheld vacuum

By Liam McCabe

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

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05:30
Ben Heck's mini pinball: All about the control...

So here's where the team is at with the control board for their miniature pinball machine: Felix has put together a prototype board with the Arduino and Teensy microcontrollers, which will control the solenoids and take input from bumpers, button...

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Saturday September 16

23:19
Facebook hands Russia-backed ads to election...

Those Russia-linked Facebook ads are more than just a reason for concern -- they could play an important role in one of the largest investigations in recent memory. CNN sources understand that Facebook has supplied the ads and "related information"...

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20:12
First iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 orders now ‘...

Apple made the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 available for preorder just yesterday, but the first orders are already preparing to ship. Customers have noticed their orders change from processing to “Preparing to ship” ahead of the September 22nd arrival date…

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19:15
Amazon tests one-hour delivery for your fashion show...

Ever seen a style at a fashion show that you wish you could wear out the same night? Amazon might just fulfill your wishes. It's testing an option that delivers highlights from Nicopanda's London Fashion Week lineup to local Prime subscribers withi...

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18:19
Relocated Apple store opens for business in Reno,...




Apple on Saturday opened the doors of a relocated Reno, Nev., retail outlet to a crowd of eager customers, the latest in the company's chain to benefit from an "Apple store 2.0" redesign developed under executive Angela Ahrendts.

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17:42
Electric car prototype is built for Africa's...

With a few exceptions, most electric cars are delicate, expensive creatures designed for paved streets and well-heeled early adopters. And that makes them ill-suited to rural Africa -- many roads away from the cities aren't paved at all, and just ab...

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17:12
Watch: Apple goes all-in on augmented reality




Apple is going all-in on augmented reality with iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. From hardware acceleration on the A11 Bionic chip to ARKit in iOS 11, check out all the new AR features consumers coming to Apple's product line starting Sept. 22.

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16:10
Pirate Bay 'borrows' visitor CPUs to mine...

Piracy websites can't really depend on ads, so how do they make money? By using your PC's processor cycles, apparently -- whether you want to or not. Visitors to The Pirate Bay have discovered JavaScript code in the website that 'borrows' your proc...

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14:53
Nike announces ‘NBA Connected’ jerseys w/ NFC,...

Nike recently unveiled an all-new iOS app called NikeConnect, which allows it to interface with physical apparel such as jerseys. Nike recently became the official apparel maker for the NBA and the new jerseys that it is rolling out feature NFC tags for integration with the NikeConnect app…

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14:39
Nikon is making a full-frame mirrorless camera

To say Nikon has been conservative with mirrorless cameras would be an understatement. While most of its rivals have embraced mirrorless (even a cautious company like Canon takes them seriously), Nikon's efforts have been timid at best -- the 1 seri...

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13:06
Wind energy mines digital cash to support climate...

Climate change is frequently described as a vicious cycle that depletes the very resources needed to fight it. In the case of Julian Oliver's latest project, however, it could almost be described as virtuous. His Harvest project uses a 700W wind turb...

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11:38
MIT combines several vaccines in a single injection

Someday, kids might only have to endure a single jab to get the benefits of several vaccines, thanks to a new technology by a team of MIT engineers. They've created a method that allows a single injection to carry enough doses for the first one to tw...

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10:53
reMarkable's Pricey, Paper-Like Tablet Ready to...


reMarkable on Monday will begin shipping what might best be described as an "untablet" -- a device that is, essentially, an electronic piece of paper. The company is proud of its paper tablet's simplicity, boasting that no other tablet has fewer functionalities. reMarkable users cannot install apps, watch videos or take photos. What they can do is read, write and sketch on a paper-like surface. reMarkable is about 7x10 inches and a quarter-inch thick. It weighs in at .77 pounds. It has no glass parts and is virtually unbreakable.

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10:43
What you need to know about APFS and macOS High...

On September 5, 2017, Apple published a technical note titled Prepare for APFS in macOS High Sierra. High Sierra will be available on September 25, and most of the questions we're getting about the new operating system revolve around the new Apple File System (APFS). Probably the most important information in the article from Apple is this quote:

Apple File System (APFS) is the default file system in macOS High Sierra for Mac computers with all-flash storage. APFS features strong encryption, space sharing, snapshots, fast directory sizing, and improved file system fundamentals.

When you install macOS High Sierra on the built-in solid-state drive (SSD) of a Mac, that drive is automatically converted to APFS. Fusion Drives and hard disk drives (HDDs) aren't converted. You can't opt out of the transition to APFS (our emphasis).

If you...

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10:07
A Chinese tech giant tried to buy Spotify

Spotify is known for being fiercely independent, but that go-it-alone attitude might have been put to the test in the past several months. A TechCrunch source understands that Spotify rejected a buyout bid from Tencent, the Chinese internet giant beh...

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10:00
External Link: HDR Movies Now Available for 2017...

With the Apple TV 4K coming, Apple has promised 4K and HDR upgrades to existing iTunes movies at no additional charge. We’re already seeing that on 2017 iPad Pro tablets running iOS 11 — the key is that the latest 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros have HDR-capable displays. Check Settings > TV > iTunes Videos and make sure the Download HDR Videos switch is enabled. Then, in the TV app, on the Library screen, tap a movie to see its listing; you’ll see 4K and HDR badges if Apple has updated the film. The Verge reports that these files on the iPad are 1080p and not 4K, but they do support HDR. Regardless, they look great.

 

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09:55
This week’s top stories: iPhone 8 / X details, new...

In this week’s top stories: Apple officially unveils the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K, an onstage gaffe casts a shadow on Face ID’s first demo, iPhone X pricing and availability concerns, and more… more…

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09:17
Apple stops selling Pride Edition Apple Watch band,...

Apple has recently stopped selling the Pride Edition Woven Nylon band for Apple Watch after originally releasing it to the public back in June. Apple said at the time that the Pride Edition band would have limited availability, but there are some solid alternatives on Amazon if you missed out on Apple’s official offering…

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08:39
Advertisers are upset with Safari's new anti-...

One of the lesser talked about announcements from Apple's WWDC event is that High Sierra's Safari will have something called "Intelligent Tracking Prevention," which uses machine learning to identify ad tracking behavior. Specifically, it'll stop you...

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08:31
Hands-on with Apple’s iPhone 8 dock and new gold...

With the iPhone 8, Apple is promoting an all-new gold color option. The new color choice seems to be a sort of mix between Apple’s previous shades of gold and a new hands-on video from DetroitBorg offers a detailed look at the new gold color…

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08:13
Apple defends more stringent ad tracking approach...

Apple yesterday was met with criticism from a group of marketing organizations for its decision to release a new version of Safari that blocks cross-site tracking. Apple, in a statement to 9to5Mac, has defended the move, saying that cross-site tracking has become “so pervasive” that ad tracking companies could easily recreate web browsing history…

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08:00
T-Mobile's John Legere boosts Apple Watch LTE...




T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere, took to Twitter to announce a change to their Apple Watch plans, boosting the speed limit that the company had applied to the Series 3 LTE-equipped model.

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07:39
Craig Federighi says Face ID is the future of...

Apple’s software engineering head Craig Federighi continued his interview tour last night, joining John Gruber’s “The Talk Show.” Much of the interview was spent on Face ID, with Federighi seemingly trying to dispel some of the doubts and concerns people have…

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07:00
Recommended Reading: Why Cassini had to be destroyed

Analysis: Why Nasa's Cassini Probe Had to Be Destroyed
Fedor Kossakovski,
PBS

By now, you've likely read a bit about NASA's Cassini probe plunging into Saturn to end its tour of duty this week. You've also probably wondering why that had to happen...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. Apple's big hardware event dominated the week's news, but it wasn't the only thing going down. We're still dealing with the aftermath of Equifax's leak, and now NBA jerseys come with NFC...

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04:00
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Sept...

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Sept. 11-15.

While we know that iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 are launching on September 19, it took a bit of searching to find out when macOS High Sierra would finally ship. That date? Sept. 25.

Apple has updated iTunes for macOS to version 12.7, removing the App Store items for purchasing iOS apps. It can be downloaded at the Mac App Store for free.

Apple has introduced the iPhone X (yep, that’s the name, not the iPhone Pro or iPhone Edition). CEO Tim Cook said it would set the...

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01:58
Meet Rembrandt in this Samsung Gear VR experience

The best thing about VR experiences is that they can take you to fantastical places -- or meet people you'll never get to meet in real life, like Dutch master Rembrandt. Oculus has teamed up with virtual reality studio Force Field for a Samsung Gear...

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Friday September 15

22:23
Nike's 'NBA Connected' jerseys tap...

Nike is the new apparel maker for the NBA and tonight it officially rolled out updated jerseys for the teams. They're specially constructed to keep players cool and allow for freedom of movement, but there's a new feature for fans too. They'll debut...

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21:18
This week on AI: Apple unveils iPhone X & 8,...




It all came out this week, as Apple finally revealed the OLED-based iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, a third-generation Apple Watch with LTE, and the Apple TV 4K. Find all the details you might have missed right here.

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19:56
Now Essential's Android phone will work on...

Despite being a retail exclusive at Sprint, the Essential PH-1 has arrived as an unlocked device. However, as mobile fans are unfortunately familiar with, certification with one particular network is always tricky. Tonight Essential announced that it...

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19:01
Virgin Mobile's US stores get the iPhone 8 and...

Virgin Mobile's US stores will get both the standard iPhone 8 and Plus models on September 29th. That's a full week after every other major American carrier gets the device, which is rough for Virgin Mobile in particular since it now only offers iPho...

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18:32
NBC CEO claims Facebook has 'no respect'...

NBC CEO Steve Burke talked to The Information about the current state of the media industry and seemed very unimpressed by Facebook's video efforts. While the social network just launched the Watch section it's trying to flood with video Burke finds...

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17:49
T-Mobile confirms the new Apple Watch will get LTE...

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with built-in LTE, but as MacRumors pointed out, T-Mobile's add-on $10 wearable plan limits devices to 512kb/s connections. Tonight T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced its plan for the Watch will include unlimited 4G LTE...

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16:30
Apple addresses ad industry complaints over Safari...




In response to advertising industry objections to Safari's new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, Apple on Friday explained how the service is a boon for both consumers and ad services who use it responsibly.

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16:28
Microsoft Pix uses AI to make whiteboard photos...

Microsoft's Pix sets itself apart from other camera apps by using the power of artificial intelligence to correct your photos, learning new tricks over time. It can do things like add artistic flair to your images, turn photos shot in a row into "Liv...

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16:17
Hullo: Stop Flipping, Folding and Fluffing That...

Thanks to Hullo for sponsoring the Loop this week. Your pitiful old squishy pillow needs constant readjustment. It’s invariably too thick, too thin, sometimes just too warm. Flipping, folding and fluffing are getting in the way of your rest. You spend around one-third of your life on that pillow of yours. Try something different: a Hullo buckwheat pillow will conform perfectly to the shape of your body and provide comfortable cool support all night long without fuss. Hullo’s features include:

  • Quality construction & organic materials.
  • Breathable fill that prevents uncomfortable heat build-up.
  • American-made craftsmanship.
  • Free shipping.

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16:13
∞ Apple responds to ad group’s criticism of Safari...

Apple introduced a new technology to intelligently block browser cookies in Safari, which brought criticism from a number of advertising organizations. Apple believes in privacy with every product it makes, and the advertising groups want to track everything we do so they can sell ads. […]

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15:36
Apple airs Apple Watch Series 3 ad showcasing Apple...




Apple on Friday posted to its official YouTube channel a new commercial hyping Apple Watch Series 3 and the device's ability to stream Apple Music over cellular networks.

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15:07
Craig Federighi’s Face ID Q&A on Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien has the unaired footage of Craig Federighi’s Face ID Q&A session with audience members at this week’s iPhone X launch event, and by “footage” we mean “opening sketch for the Conan Show.” The questions are absolutely fantastic and exactly what you’d expect from random audience members. It’s also a great example of just how mainstream Apple, the iPhone, and Apple’s media events have become. The video is just over a minute and a half long and worth checking out.


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15:04
AWT News Update: September 15, 2017

By the way, you can wirelessly charge ANY iPhone at a Starbucks with one of these Powermat rings...

Steve's office is a construction zone right now, so we apologize in advance for the sound of front-end loaders and backup horns in the background of the podcast.

  • Starbucks says that its stores worldwide should be able to handle wireless charging of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting next week
  • We have the definitive word on APFS compatibility under macOS High Sierra from Apple
  • Samsung's pricy Galaxy Note 8 went on pre-sale today, the same day as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

Text Version...

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15:02
Equifax's chief security and information...

Equifax's Chief Security Officer Susan Mauldin and Chief Information Officer David Webb have both left the company as it deals with the fallout from a months-long hacking campaign that compromised the personal information of 143 million people this y...

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14:49
Apple's 'differential privacy' still...




Apple's use of "differential privacy" -- a method that inserts random noise into data as it's collected en masse -- doesn't go far enough to protect personal information, a study suggested this week.

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14:42
Amazon is building a haunted house to hype its...

Amazon's podcast-turned-series Lore is launching on Friday, October 13th, just in time for pre-Halloween fun. But the online shopping has more up its sleeve to get folks in the right spooky holiday spirit. Amazon is opening an immersive haunted house...

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14:23
‘PUBG’ has banned over 150,000 cheaters since March

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has become incredibly popular in the few months it has been available on Steam Early Access. In August, it overtook Dota 2 as the game with the most simultaneous players and by the start of this month it had sold over 10...

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14:16
The Apple TV 4K is Coming. Here’s an Introduction to...

The new Apple TV 4K ushers in a new era of TV technology for Apple customers, so it’s time to learn some new tech.


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14:12
Apple's Craig Federighi details Face ID in new...




In a brief interview on Friday, Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi answered a few questions about the Face ID facial recognition feature that will ship out to customers in November, dispelling some of the more contentious rumors, providing background on its development and touting the system's benefits.

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14:10
iPhone X: Face ID Works with Sunglasses

If you’re worried about Face ID failing when you try to unlock your iPhone X because you’re wearing sunglasses, don’t be.


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14:02
Apple bans misleading apps on iOS

As soon as you get your shiny new iPhone 8, you'll probably want to download some apps. So Apple took the opportunity to update its developer app review guidelines to make sure the App Store is in tip top shape. According to 9to5 Mac, it's now offici...

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13:58
Craig Federighi talks Face ID details ahead of...

Apple showcased its new Face ID biometric technology for the first time earlier this week, and it’s been a hot topic ever since. While we’ve learned a few additional things about Face ID since Tuesday, Apple’s Craig Federighi sat down with TechCrunch to talk more about the technology and confirm some

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13:46
Virgin Mobile USA sets later Sept. 29 launch for...




The U.S. incarnation of Virgin Mobile won't launch the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus until Sept. 29, a full week after the devices arrive from Apple and the country's four major carriers, according to an announcement.

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13:41
Study says Apple data-mining safeguards don't...

During last year's WWDC in June 2016, Apple noted it would be adopting some degree of differential privacy methods to ensure privacy while the company mined user data on iOS and Mac OS. In short, the technique adds noise to data that scrambles it eno...

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13:35
Roundup: Best deals to make the iPhone 8 more...

If you’re looking pick up an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, odds are good you’ll also appreciate checking out the various options to save some cash while doing so. Follow along after the break for a look at the best deals and trade-in options for upgrading to the latest iPhone.

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13:31
iTunes rolling out 4K HDR content

Ahead of next week’s launch of the new Apple TV 4K with HDR support, Apple has begun releasing 4K HDR content on iTunes in the United States and other countries.

I love Apple’s commitment to getting this content out now, so people who purchase the new Apple TV 4K can start to enjoy it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:23
Alphabet considers Lyft investment

Alphabet Inc. has held conversations with Lyft Inc. about a potential investment in recent weeks, signalling strong support for Uber Technologies Inc.’s main U.S. competitor, according to people familiar with the matter.

An investment of about $1 billion in Lyft may come from Google or CapitalG, Alphabet’s private-equity arm, said some of the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.

This makes perfect sense for both companies. Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car division, signed a deal with Lyft to test that technology. The strange part is that Alphabet is also an investor in Uber, but Waymo is suing them for allegedly stealing their self-driving car technology.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:23
Twitter also has a problem with ads targeted towards...

ProPublica found that Facebook allows ads to be targeted at users based on antisemitic keywords and BuzzFeed has reported that Google similarly allows ads to be targeted through racist and hateful phrases. So, it probably shouldn't be a surprise at t...

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13:16
BMW says car keys may be replaced by mobile phone...

BMW (BMWG.DE) is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company’s board member responsible for sales told Reuters.

The fact that customers now all carry a smartphone and the availability of a BMW App which allows customers to unlock their vehicle, has made old fashioned keys less relevant.

Yes and no. I get where they’re going, but there are some obvious situations where you may need a key. What if your phone runs out of battery or you lose it—now you can’t even get in your car.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:11
9to5Rewards: Jaybird’s new Run truly wireless...

This week we’re partnering with Jaybird to give away its new Run truly wireless headphones. Retailing at $180 and featuring a water-resistant design, these in-ears could be your next pair of headphones. Head below to find out how you could win.

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13:10
Apple Updates App Store to Remove iPhone Antivirus...

Because Apple sandboxes apps from one another, it’s not even possible to scan for viruses. Apps can’t directly interact with one another or the operating system.


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13:02
New Apple Watch Series 3 ad touts Apple Music on the...

Along with other videos it shared during Tuesday’s event, Apple today has uploaded an Apple Watch Series 3 advertisement to its YouTube channel. The video – which comes in at 1 minute long – highlights the LTE capabilities of Apple Watch Series 3, including support for Apple Music…

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12:59
News: U.S. Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular models will...

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) models may only work to provide cellular services in the country where they were originally purchased, according to a new report by MacRumors. An Apple support representative told a MacRumors reader that an “Apple Watch purchased in the U.S. online store will only work with the four carriers in the United States.”  While no additional details were provided, it seems that the problem would most…

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12:47
AppleInsider readers are split on the iPhone X notch...




It wasn't quite a landslide vote, but AppleInsider readers came down in favor of Apple's decision to highlight and not hide the so-called "notch" housing the camera, sensors and earpiece atop the iPhone X edge-to-edge display.

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12:38
Apple updates App Store review guidelines for Face ID

Updated App Store Review Guidelines dictate that apps wanting to make use of Face ID on the iPhone X must offer an "alternate authentication method" for children under 13, notes AppleInsider

As the article notes, Apple is likely trying to allay any fears from parents, as well as deal with a fundamental limitation of Face ID. The technology will support only one person per smartphone, so mean parents sharing an iPhone X would always have to unlock apps themselves if they relied too heavily on facial recognition.

Apple says FaceID is “even more convenient than Touch ID.” With Face ID, the iPhone X unlocks only when you’re looking at it. It’s designed to resist spoofing by photos or masks. Your facial map is encrypted and protected by the Secure Enclave. And authentication happens instantly on the device, not...

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12:27
Updating to the High Sierra GM Candidate

Apple has changed the game again, putting us almost back to square one to install the High Sierra GM Candidate; Jeff Butts walks you through the process step-by-step.


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12:09
These stickers cover up the Digital Crown red dot on...




The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular features a unique aesthetic decision, placing a large and noticeable red dot on the Digital Crown, that may not be appealing to all buyers. Thankfully, there are a few decent options for covering it up with a decal.

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11:51
Google’s Differential Privacy May be Better Than...

Apple, as companies get hacked left and right, it’s time to reassure users as well as security experts that you really do have our backs.


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11:35
Best Apple Watch Series 3 Bands – leather, sport,...

Pre-orders for Apple Watch Series 3 officially went live this morning, and hopefully you were fortunate to get yours placed before shipping times started to slip. Whether this is your first wearable from Apple or you’re simply upgrading, you’ll likely want to buy a few extra bands for different occasions.

Any good 9to5Toys reader knows that Apple’s official first-party bands are way over-priced. While the quality is good, you can often find two or three nice alternatives on Amazon from other manufacturers for the price of one band at Apple. We’ve put together a list of our favorite bands below, covering a wide range of materials from leather and nylon to silicone and stainless steel. Head below for our top picks.

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Apple hardware lead Johny Srouji to speak at...




Johny Srouji -- Apple's senior VP of Hardware Technologies -- will give a speech at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon on Monday, Sept. 18, the university's Computer Science school has announced.

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The best monitor arms

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Turning on AirDrop in iOS 11: Different, yet the Same

There are two ways; Jeff Butts thinks one is much easier, but walks you through both methods anyways.


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10:57
∞ iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch...

If you plan to get one of Apple’s new products, they are available for pre-order now.

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10:54
Video: Should you preorder Apple's iPhone 8, or...




The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available for preorder ahead of next Friday's launch. But with the iPhone X so close behind, prospective buyers may have a hard time choosing between the two. AppleInsider offers some insight to help you make your big buying decision.

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10:28
iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Pre-orders, macOS High...

Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 pre-orders and whether or not they ordered any new kit, plus they look at the extra steps they needed to install macOS High Sierra GM.


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10:17
Apple's new App Store rules say devs must...




Updated App Store Review Guidelines published this week include a variety of changes, most notably dictating that apps wanting to make use of Face ID on the iPhone X must offer an "alternate authentication method" for children under 13.

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09:46
A11 Bionic processor in iPhone 8, iPhone X contains...




Apple has brought design and development of the A11 Bionic processor even more in-house with the eradication of outside solutions, allowing the company to speed up and further integrate the new chip's various processes more than it ever has before.

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09:41
iTunes 12.7 Giveth, but Mostly It Taketh Apps and...

Apple has updated iTunes, as it often does around this time of year. The new iTunes 12.7 has a few minor tweaks and one big change: the removal of the iOS App Store. iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn looks at the most significant changes and digs into problems and solutions for those who manage iOS apps from their Macs.

 

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09:31
Satechi releases the Vertical Laptop Stand

Satechi has released its Vertical Laptop Stand. It elevates most laptops and tablets, keeping desks and tables clutter-free and safe from water or coffee spills.

Aside from maximizing desk space while storing laptops or tablets in an upright, vertical position, the stand is designed to keep ports exposed for charging, connecting to monitors. Additionally, its aluminum body helps devices stay cool as its bottom chamber regulates air flow and helps to prevent overheating.  

Made with anodized aluminum, the Vertical Laptop Stand is heavy enough to securely hold laptops and tablets without toppling over, according to the folks at Satechi. The Vertical Laptop Stand’s sleek, adjustable design allows it to be universally compatible with laptops and tablets, even with shell cases, with one-half inch to 1.5 inch thickness, including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, Asus Zenbook, Samsung Notebook and more. 

Satechi’s Vertical Laptop Stand is available in now silver,...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Sonos PLAY:1 Speaker $165,...

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09:23
Plan on waiting a while before getting that iPhone X

Want an iPhone X? Hope you’re a patient guy or gal. In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple isn’t likely to catch up with demand for the high-end iPhone until mid-2018. Yikes!

While he previously thought Apple might be able to build as many as 50 million iPhone X units before the end of this year, he’s reduced that figure to about 40 million. Any units Apple is unable to build this year will translate to sales next year, so Kuo has increased his 2018 shipment estimates to between 80 million and 90 million iPhone X units.

Orders for the iPhone X will start on Oct. 27 (probably around 12:01 Pacific), and they’ll begin to ship Nov. 3. The next gen smartphone will come in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999.

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09:06
KGI lowers iPhone X shipping estimates, expects...

KGI Securities has released its first two analyst notes on the iPhone forecast since Apple’s big event on Tuesday. In the new reports, KGI addresses the later-than-anitipacted pre-order and delivery dates for the iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE features, and more.

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08:49
Apple isn't expected to catch up to iPhone X...




Apple is poised to be able to ship about 40 million iPhone X units before the end of 2017, which won't be nearly enough to meet consumer demand for the redesigned handset with edge-to-edge OLED display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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08:38
Apple wants Siri to help you with "serious...

Are you one of the rare people with a background in artificial intelligence, counseling and psychology? If so, you might be the perfect person for a new job opening that Apple is hoping to fill. The company has a job posting for a "Siri Software Engineer, Health and Wellness" role, based in the Santa Clara Valley and it's designed to help improve Siri in the areas of providing emergency assistance or provide guidance on living a healthy life.

The job posting describes how Siri is currently being used for "serious conversations":

"People have serious conversations with Siri. People talk to Siri about all kinds of things, including when they’re having a stressful day or have something serious on their mind. They turn to Siri in emergencies or when they want guidance on living a healthier life. Does improving Siri in these areas pique...

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08:34
Pressing on: How Apple evolved and eliminated the...

When the original iPhone was unveiled in January 2007, Steve Jobs introduced its signature home button with a succinct pitch: “It takes you home from wherever you are. And that’s it.” Such a simple explanation seems striking today. Not only would the home button evolve into a Swiss Army Knife of functions, but it would become the iconic face of the iPhone itself, making it instantly recognizable even from a distance.

Ten years later, the home button has been put through its paces. It’s old, bloated with features, and taking up valuable space on devices with rapidly shrinking bezels. For the first time this fall, Apple will ship an iPhone without a home button at all — the iPhone X. How did we get here? Let’s take a look back at the home button’s winding history.

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08:32
iPhone X: Touch ID was the Fallback, not Face ID

The assumption that Apple decided to go with facial recognition, or Face ID, on the iPhone X because Touch ID embedded in the display didn’t work is wrong, according to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. “Apple became convinced that Face ID was the way to go over a year ago…They stopped pursuing Touch ID under the display not because they couldn’t do it, but because they decided they didn’t need it,” he said. Apple wasn’t scrambling at the last minute to get Touch ID working, either. It seems Face ID was the plan all along, which means Touch ID on Apple’s other products probably won’t stick around much longer.


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How to free up space on your iPhone in iOS 11...




As default capacities have grown on the iPhone over the last year, the immediate pinch of space has been eased somewhat for new iPhone users -- but, over time the digital cruft accumulates and stacks up. Here's how to use the iCloud Photo Library to shunt your valuable pictures to the cloud without deleting any forever, and how to prune down lightly used apps automatically.

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