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Friday June 23

06:25
Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge...




Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

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06:22
2017 McAfee Threat Report Shows Spike in Mac Malware

Mac malware is up in 2017, but you won’t believe how bad it is on Windows.


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06:05
One Stop Systems introduces the Magma ExpressBox 3T-...

One Stop Systems (OSS) has introduced the $999 ExpressBox 3T-V3, an expansion chassis with three full length PCIe slots. The EB3T-V3 is fully Thunderbolt certified and features plug and play installation.

It can support any combination of x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe cards. The chassis features a hot-swappable cooling fan, and users can control fan speed and noise. The EB3T-V3 can provide up to 300W of power.

The Magma ExpressBox 3T-V3 features a new PCIe Gen 3 backplane to better match the throughput available with Thunderbolt 3 and the majority of PCIe cards on the market, according to Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. The expansion chassis contains three PCIe slots connected to the computer through a Thunderbolt 3 cable. You can add up to three PCIe cards to Magma ExpressBox 3T-V3.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Powrtabs, Lightning 10-Pack

For Friday’s iLounge Deal, you can get a a 10-pack of Lightning Powrtabs for only $34.99 — that’s 29% off the regular price. These extremely portable and disposable 1,000 mAh batteries let you give your iPhone a quick boost wherever you are without having to worry about keeping a bulky external battery pack recharged. Instead, just juice up your iPhone for about four more hours of use from each pack, and then toss it out when you’re…

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06:00
Pay What YOU Want for these 15 Mac apps in our Daily...

What's better than a deal on 15 top Mac apps? How about a deal where YOU decide how much you want to pay for those Mac apps? That's the idea behind our Pay What You Want deals, and this week we're offering what we call The World's Biggest Mac App Bundle. With the deal, you get 15 apps worth $604, and you decide what to pay.

Choose to pay an amount less than the average price paid, you get 13 of the 15 apps -- the only two you won't receive are Tembo and Dropzone 3. Beat the average price, you get all 15 apps. And if you beat the Leader's price, you get entered into our fun summer giveaway!

Here are the apps you can get:

Data Rescue 4

Data Rescue 4 (...

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05:59
Apple webpage supports victims of the deadly...

Apple has set up a webpage urging visitors to contribute a fundraiser for victims of last week’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London. The number of people dead or presumed dead remains at 79, but the true number could be higher. 

Speculation has focused on the role that cladding apparently used in a recent refurbishment of the tower may have played in the fire, which appeared to spread quickly up the exterior of the tower in the early hours of June 14. With the inquiry now in its second week, police have started taking witness statements from those who were in the tower.

The 24-story high-rise was home to 125 families. However, visitors may also have been in the building when the flames took hold.

Here’s a note from Apple’s page: “Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, the record industry came together to record a single for the victims of the disaster. Over 50 artists gave their time...

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05:55
Foxconn CEO insists that his investment group still...




Refuting speculation that the deal to buy Toshiba's memory division is effectively done. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou declared on Friday that he expects that his company still has a '"50 percent chance" of winning.

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05:30
How to view 'Live Photos' in macOS Sierra’...

The Live Photos feature of recent iPhones is a lot of fun. It captures 1.5 seconds of movement surrounding a 12-megapixel still image (think the “moving newspaper" photos in the Harry Potter films). If you want to play the video portion of a Live Photo in macOS Sierra, here’s how:

  • Open the Photos app.
  • Open any album where a Live Photo is contained
  • Open any Live Photo by double-clicking on it.
  • Hover the mouse cursor over the Live Photo to play the video portion of the picture in Photos on Mac.
  • A Live Photo is signified by a small concentric circle and “Live” text in the corner of the picture.

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

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05:29
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's new...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor review the latest Apple hardware, discuss Apple Watch and what it could mean to be at the center of health, and also where Amazon could go based on buying Whole Foods.

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05:00
Rumor: Upcoming iMac Pro could see server-class...

Apple’s forthcoming iMac Pro may get some even meatier specs than anticipated.

The workstation-class computer, which features support for up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, top-of-the-line Radeon Pro Vega graphics, up to 4TB of SSD storage, and up to 128GB of ECC RAM could be powered by Intel’s next-generation server-grade Skylake-EX and Skylake-EP processors, which are based on a platform codenamed “Purley.”

The hint towards this comes from sourcing in the information files for the current macOS High Sierra developer beta, which states that the iMac Pro will use Intel’s new server-class LGA3647 socket, not its high-end, desktop-class LGA2066 socket.

This hints that the iMac Pro could incorporate Intel’s server-grade Xeon processors, rather than using Intel’s recently announced Core-X series of Skylake and Kaby Lake chips that still use the LGA2066 socket.

The blog added that the new iMac Pro appears to be coming with a Secure Enclave,...

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04:31
3D Touch Multitasking Currently Missing From iOS 11...

Apple’s motivation for removing the handy feature, as well as the permanence of the its absence, are unknown. But, hey, it’s a beta.


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04:30
Apple patent involves iPhone/CarPlay interaction

Apple has been granted a patent (number 20170180547) for “generating a dynamic user interface representing an arbitrary content provider back-end.” It involves the interaction between iPhones and iPads and the company’s CarPlay technology.

Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

The invention would allow hird-party apps on an iPhone or iPad to show their content — such as audio content, video content, music stations, audio books, and so forth — to an in-vehicle CarPly computing device via a standardized format for content items that’s decoupled from the user interfaces of the third-party apps. 

In this way, the in-vehicle device can display the content items in an in-vehicle user interface without granting providers of the content items...

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04:23
Mac malware continues to grow, reports McAfee, but...

McAfee tells us that the growth in Mac malware seen last year has continued into this year, growing 53% in the first quarter alone. The total number of instances of malware detected has reached over 700,000.

As before, though, the headline number isn’t as alarming as it might appear …

more…

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04:01
Apple inviting UK website visitors to help victims...

As it often does after a disaster, Apple is inviting website visitors to contribute to a fundraising appeal – this time for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 79 people are either confirmed or presumed to have lost their lives.

The 24-floor residential tower block, devoted to social housing, caught fire overnight on 14th June after a fridge-freezer burst into flames. Design features that should ensure a fire is contained within a single apartment for 60 minutes somehow failed, and the fire spread, aided by flammable cladding on the exterior of the building …

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04:00
SnipNotes is a new note-taking app for the Mac

Felix Lisczyk has introduced SnipNotes for macOS, which extends the existing iOS app. It combines a configurable clipboard manager with an intelligent note-taking app.

Users can save any content from their clipboard, websites and more. SnipNotes categorizes notes automatically based on their content and provides a set of actions for each type. SnipNotes takes advantage of many Mac technologies such as Handoff and the new Touch Bar.

It requires macOS 10.12 or later. SnipNotes 1.0 for macOS is on sale for $3.99 until July 9 and $8.99 afterwards. The app is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

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03:54
Chicago’s New Apple Store Lets You Get Your MacBook...

If there’s one thing about Apple Stores that everyone can agree on, it’s that they certainly stand out, and it looks like Apple isn’t aiming to change that reputation any time soon. The company’s upcoming flagship store in Chicago is being constructed with glass walls all around and a carbon fiber roof. But this week, the construction crew deviated from the original design plans and added a white Apple Logo to the center of the roof, making the store look like a giant MacBook. Check out the video of the store’s construction from DNAinfo.


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03:32
High Sierra Firmware Points to Skylake Xeons, Touch...

The High Sierra firmware also indicates support for Intel’s “Basin Falls” processors, which are high-end desktop CPUs that could power future non-Pro iMacs and Mac minis.


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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for June 23, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

Feral Interactive has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is now available on Mac App Store.

Here’s how the game is described: “The sinister science fantasy universe of Warhammer 40,000 springs to brutal life in a pitiless war pursued by six rival races across the inhabited worlds of Sub-Sector Aurelia. Fight for the survival of your kind in Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution, three outstanding games linked by the relentless combat of implacable enemies.”

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II costs US$19.99. It requires macOS 10.11.5 or higher.

Publicspace has introduced Vitamin-R...

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01:20
Virgin Media: Change your Super Hub 2 password or...

Typically, internet routers are designed to protect you and your devices from malicious third parties. But when many come with a default username and password, they can leave owners open to attack. That's the message consumer website Which? is pushin...

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01:15
Code 'recipes' from IFTTT help you stay on...

It's not exactly hard to find publicly available government info and new announcements online. A bunch of new IFTTT recipes (now officially called applets) can make sure you never miss them when they become available, though. The platform has reveale...

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Thursday June 22

23:28
Nissan teases self-driving features for the next-gen...

The next generation Leaf EV will be the first with ProPilot driver assist in North American and Europe, and Nissan has just showed how that will look. Activated by a button on the steering wheel, it can control steering, braking and acceleration, but...

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21:07
Aeon Timeline 2.2.3

Fixes a bug that prevented Mac App Store and Setapp versions from syncing with Ulysses. ($50 new, free update, 50.0 MB)

 

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21:07
Airfoil 5.6.1

Updates the Instant On component to improve audio transmission from select apps, and now requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite. ($29 new, free update, 14.4 MB)

 

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21:01
IBM-powered DNA sequencing could find bacteria in...

Babies love milk. Adults love milk-based products. You know what else loves milk? Good and bad bacteria. It's the ideal medium for bacteria growth and could cause various food-borne illnesses, especially if consumed in raw, unpasteurized form. Resear...

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20:18
Tesla is laying the groundwork to build cars in...

If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on one of Tesla's electric vehicles, the upcoming Model 3 probably looks pretty appealing. The car promises 215 miles per charge, ample seating, the tech for autopilot and it starts at just $35,000. Well, un...

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19:02
YouTube TV expands to ten more US metropolitan...

YouTube TV seemed an adequate addition to the increasingly crowded streaming television market, but it launched back in April with a modest area footprint, operating in only five US cities for its first few months. Today, they're expanding availabili...

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17:38
Airbnb tests payment-splitting feature so you don...

Airbnb is testing out a feature that would allow reservations to be split among multiple people. So, if you're booking with rude friends who never pay you back or if you want to book an expensive reservation that may be too much for one credit card t...

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16:47
Sling TV extends cloud DVR to iOS devices

Sling TV's cloud DVR service is now available for iPhone and iPad. The streaming service's DVR "First Look" option costs an additional $5 per month and gives you 50 hours of DVR storage.

The iOS devices now join the growing list of DVR-supported sys...

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16:00
Latest satellite footage shows progress of Apple...

Apple has been hard at work on its new Apple Park headquarters for several time, recently starting to put the final touches on the campus. Now, satellite imaging company Planet Labs has shared new overhead footage of the spaceship construction progress over the last two years, condensing the footage down to just 18 seconds and showing the amazing progress…

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15:57
Tesla is reportedly trying to build its own music...

Tesla has continued to one-up its achievements as a successful proprietor of safe, green and increasingly autonomous electric vehicles. But it might venture out from the niche its carved for a much more saturated market: Streaming audio. Music indust...

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15:55
Watch: Every change, bug fix and new feature in...




Apple this week released the second beta version of its upcoming iOS 11 operating system to developers for testing with a litany of bug fixes, UI changes and new features. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the modifications in this hands-on video.

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15:46
High Sierra firmware suggests Secure Enclave, Intel...




A report on Thursday suggests Apple's forthcoming iMac Pro all-in-one will run Intel's server-class "Purley" Xeon platform, as well as a Secure Enclave Processor similar in function to the ARM-based chip embedded in the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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15:29
FCC may fine robocall spammer $120 million for...

Everyone hates those robocalls that target our phones to sell things we don't need. They're universally reviled, with Republicans backing legislation for ringless voicemail, the FTC offering a $25,000 reward for anti-robocall tech and AT&T and Bu...

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15:13
iMac Pro may have server-grade processors, Touch ID...

Earlier this month at the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled the upcoming iMac Pro, a new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with demanding workflows. Now we (possibly) have a few more details.

The all-new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, next generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, up to 16GB of VRAM, up to 128GB of memory, built-in Ethernet, and support for one billion colors, is the most powerful Mac ever made, says John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. It comes in a new space gray enclosure.

Pike’s Universium (https://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/imac-pro-comes-with-security...)...

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15:04
Google urges Congress to revise outdated overseas...

Access to data stored overseas has become a contentious issue with tech companies and the US government. Today, in a speech given to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, Google's senior vice president and general counsel, Kent Walker,...

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15:02
Satellite footage condenses two years of Apple Park...




Satellite imaging provider Planet Labs this week uploaded a time-lapse showing off construction progress of Apple Park's main "spaceship" structure, chronicling nearly two years of work in 18 seconds.

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15:01
AWT News Update: June 22, 2017

Photo via DNAinfo/David Matthews

In today's news, a few tidbits of info about Apple buildings that are nearing completion, and Apple and Foxconn lose out on their bid for Toshiba's flash memory business:

  • The new Chicago River Apple Store being built in the Windy City has a roof that looks like a MacBook Air and temporarily sported an Apple logo
  • Apple is hiring for the new Visitor Center Caffe near Apple Park
  • Bain Capital and a consortium of Japanese government investors snap up the Toshiba flash memory biz in an $18 billion deal

The text version of the podcast can be viewed 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.

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14:48
DHS to Congress: The Russians Are Coming Back


The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday conducted a hearing focusing on the impact of Russian hacking on the 2016 elections. Members of the committee heard testimony from former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who was in charge of the department when the actual hacking took place during the final months of the Obama administration. During that hearing, Johnson reiterated that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered the hacking with the intent of influencing the outcome of the U.S. elections.

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14:41
Airbnb to target wealthy customers who prefer luxury...

Airbnb keeps expanding its core disruption with new features to help increase its audience. The company has made it easier for business travelers to find a room with the Airbnb app and has tried its hand at tour guiding with a new activity suggestion...

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14:40
The best battery cases for iPhone

Chances are good that you depend on your iPhone for a wide variety of uses, and for good reason, the device is a jack of all trades. But as iPhone functionality continues to grow, it’s easier and easier to drain your battery. Let’s take a look at some of the best battery cases available for iPhone.

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14:25
What’s new in iOS 11 beta 2? Hands-on with 25+...

The second iOS 11 beta was released yesterday to developers, and the general consensus is that it runs much smoother than the initial beta. After playing with it for a few hours, I agree with those sentiments, as the release seems to be more polished than beta 1.

Along with performance improvements, there are several new features and changes added to the mix as well. In the following walkthrough, we’ll step through some of those changes on video. more…

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14:19
Use emoji to search Kayak for travel deals

The inevitable march to replace words with emoji continues apace, with the world granting more legitimacy to the cartoony mini-images. Last month, an Israeli court ruled that they counted as enough "intent" in a civil case to turn the tide in one sid...

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14:09
iPhone GPU Maker Imagination Technologies Puts...

Apple’s former mobile GPU partner Imagination Technologies has fallen on hard times and is putting itself up for sale.


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14:02
Report: iMac Pro may offer server-grade Intel ‘...

Apple teased its new utlra-powerful iMac Pro earlier this month at WWDC, offering some baseline specs for the machine and saying it would be released in December for $4999. Now, the blog Pike’s Universum claims to have some additional details regarding the iMac Pro’s power…

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13:57
YouTube's 'VR180' format works on...

At today's Vidcon event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki rolled out a new format for videos called VR180. Intended to split the difference between 360/VR formats and standard videos, it lets creators shoot videos that are immersive when viewed in a virtua...

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13:50
Mac: Booq Nerve Black

Booq is one of our favourite bag makers, with very stylish bags that are durable and provide good storage capacity, so we were definitely excited by the company’s latest new bag, the Nerve, black. It’s a full messenger bag with a ballistic nylon exterior, a water-repellant flap, and a well-padded interior laptop compartment. It’s a great bag for all of your summer excursions — it will withstand the elements for your weekend getaways but still looks nice enough to take to the office on Monday morning.

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13:45
The Wirecutter's best deals: Get a $100 credit...

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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13:38
Apple Store roof is a giant MacBook

With construction on the new Chicago outlet winding down, construction workers briefly put an Apple logo on the top center of the building, making it resemble an enormous MacBook Air, at least temporarily.

That’s pretty cool.

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13:38
Sling TV updates iPhone & iPad app with Cloud...




By way of an app update, Sling TV viewers can now take advantage of the service's Cloud DVR feature on Apple's iPhone and iPad, saving shows for later regardless of whether they're on-demand programs.

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13:37
Happy Hour Podcast 125 | Apple’s security leak, Sony...

This week Benjamin and Zac share brief 10.5-inch iPad Pro impressions, detail a few changes in iOS 11 beta 2, discuss the ironic Apple security leak, Apple’s big Sony exec hires and what it means for TV, and Scott Forstall’s major comeback to the public stage and what he has to say about the history of the iPhone. 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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13:36
Some Uber employees want Travis Kalanick back

More than one thousand current Uber employees have signed a letter to the company’s board of directors, asking for the return of deposed CEO Travis Kalanick “in an operational role.” One of its venture capital investors also is chiming in, with a similar message.

About 1,000 employees have signed the letter so far—that’s about 10% of the company’s employees.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:35
Roof of Chicago's North Michigan Ave. Apple...




With construction on the new Chicago outlet winding down, construction workers briefly put an Apple logo on the top center of the building, making it resemble an enormous MacBook Air, at least temporarily.

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13:24
Why Tim Cook’s Rating by Employees Plummeted in 2017

In Glassdoor’s CEO ratings system, derived from employee input, Apple’s Tim Cook fell from Number 8 last year to 53 this year. Why?


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13:23
macOS: How to See Which Mac Apps are 32-Bit

32-bit Mac apps won’t be removed until 2019, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start early to find them.


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13:22
Local ISP claims Comcast sabotaged it into shutting...

Comcast, everyone's favorite internet service provider, is embroiled in a lawsuit for allegedly destroying a local business. According to the complaint, as the telecom giant encroached on the turf of a small ISP in Texas, Comcast cut the business's c...

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12:50
Apple’s new Chicago River retail store will look...

We’ve been watching the progress of the new Chicago River Apple Store for several months now, and today DNAInfo has shared current shots of the construction progress. As the site reports, the latest Foster+Partners project looks like a giant MacBook Air landed next to the Chicago River…

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12:38
Apple Releases iOS 10.3.3 Developer Beta 4 for...

Apple rolled out developer beta 4 for iOS 10.3.3 on Thursday so the official release can’t be too far off.


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12:27
New job openings hint at Apple Park Visitor Center...




A pair of job listings posted on Apple's website this week suggest that Apple Park may finally be nearing a long-awaited public opening.

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12:16
Apple supports LGBTQ organizations with Pride watch...

Apple is proud to support LGBTQ advocacy organizations working to bring about positive change, including GLSEN, PFLAG and The Trevor Project in the U.S. and ILGA internationally. A portion of the proceeds from Pride Edition band sales will benefit their important efforts.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:03
The JUUK Ligero Is an Amazing Apple Watch Band

You’ll love finding occasions to wear this fantastic lightweight Apple Watch band.


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11:54
Feral's 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III...




Feral Interactive has brought 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' for macOS to the Mac App Store, with the futuristic real-time strategy game arriving on Apple's digital marketplace two weeks after it was made available to purchase from other online stores.

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11:42
Jeff Gamet Discusses Home Automation and IoT at...

The Mac Observer’s Jeff Gamet will be diving into the Internet of Things and smart home devices at MacTech Pro in Denver on Wednesday, June 28th.


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11:28
Sling TV brings Cloud DVR support to iOS with latest...

Sling TV has released an update to its iOS app today that brings its Cloud DVR feature to iPhone and iPad.

more…

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11:27
Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack: $119.95

If you need some extra juice for your iPhone battery when you’re on the go check out today’s deal: The Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack. It’s a 9,000mAh backup battery that includes Tile Bluetooth tracking to help you avoid losing it when you’re out and about. The Tile Trackable PowerPack includes USB a and USB-C fast charging ports and it has a military grade drop rating. Nomad says it charges an iPhone 7 three and a half times, and you can pick it up for US$119.95 with free shipping.


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11:20
News: Indoor Maps for Airports and Malls now...

Early signs of Apple’s new Indoor Maps feature in the iOS 11 Maps app have begun appearing for specific airports and shopping malls as of the second beta of iOS 11 released earlier this week. According to MacRumors, indoor maps are now available for Philadelphia International Airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport, Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose, California and Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco, California. The new feature,…

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11:06
News: Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 10.3.3,...

Apple has released fourth developer betas for iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2; a new beta of watchOS 3.2.3 has not been released at this point. As with the last round of betas, these all include only minor updates and bug fixes, alongside the iOS 11 developer releases that are currently in beta with major new features, expected to be debuted in the fall....

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11:00
Apple hiring Apple Park Visitor Center staff ahead...

Apple Park is getting closer to an official opening as the company begins hiring staff for the visitor center that will include an Apple Store and, for the first time, a cafe that’s also open to the public.

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11:00
How dry cleaning works

Did you know dry cleaning isn’t actually dry?

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10:57
Apple Music and the Record Labels, Macs in Education...

Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet Apple working to renegotiate how much money it pays to record labels for Apple Music, plus they dive into the state of Macs in education.


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10:46
Apple rolls out fourth developer beta releases of...




Apple on Thursday issued fourth beta releases of of iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 to the developer community, just a day after running the gamut of betas for the operating systems announced at WWDC.

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10:43
Apple Pay loyalty cards coming to more restaurants...




Thanks to behind-the-scenes work, a number of major U.S. restaurant chains like Quiznos, Smashburger, and MOD Pizza will start offering Apple Pay-connected loyalty cards "later this year," according to an announcement.

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10:39
How Scott Forstall Selected The People Who Would...

In 2005 Scott Forstall was tasked with finding people to build the iPhone and, due to secrecy concerns, Steve Jobs said he could only pick people from within Apple. From Mark Sullivan over at Fast Company:

“During all the interviews for the team, we screened for people who were growth mind-set,” Forstall told me. Forstall said he had been a fan of Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor known for her theory that people exist somewhere on a continuum between “fixed mind-set” and “growth mind-set.”

 


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10:35
The Steam Summer Sale Is On Now Through July 5th

The 2017 Steam Summer Sale has just kicked off. While known for PC games, Steam sells a growing number of of Mac games, so there should be some great deals to be had over the next few days. The sale is on now through Wednesday, July 5th with discounts up to 85 percent on hundreds of games.


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10:15
AWT Publisher/Editor Steve Sande to speak at MacTech...

Are you a Mac support professional? You've probably heard about the MacTech Pro Events, which are held throughout the country each year to bring together Mac pros to hone their skills in a one-day intensive session. I'll be one of this year's speakers at the MacTech Pro event in Denver, Colorado on June 28th, and would like to extend an invitation to AWT readers to attend the event and save $200 in the meantime. Just use this link to get early bird pricing on MacTech Pro Denver!

The sessions at MacTech Pro Denver include:

  • Creating a Storage Strategy: Integrating solutions for Cloud, Local, Network with Access, Archive and Backup in Mind...
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10:15
Indoor Maps for the Apple Maps App Starting to...

Only a few airports and malls are currently supported, but Apple will be adding more as the public release of iOS 11 approaches.


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10:14
Virgin Mobile has a $120 discount on an instantly...

Virgin Mobile is becoming America’s first iPhone-only carrier, and to celebrate its collaboration with Apple, it’s launched heavy deals on a year’s worth of cell service and the purchase price of a new iPhone SE.

For existing customers and new customers who port-in a number, Virgin Mobile will give them a year’s worth of unlimited talk, text, and data service for $1 when they purchase a new iPhone and sign up for Auto Pay. To help sweeten that deal even further, the virtual network carrier is offering $120 off an unlockable 32GB and 128GB iPhone SE.

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10:13
Apple releases fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone and...

Apple has released the fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The first beta version only included new wallpapers for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and no other visible changes. We’ll update with any changes discovered below.

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10:11
Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones get ‘Smart...

Pioneer and Onkyo U.S.A Corp. have announces a new “Smart Mute” feature for the Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones, along with new Rayz Plus colors - black and rose gold - which are available exclusively at Apple.com and at Apple Retail stores worldwide for $99.95 and $149.95, respectively.

Rayz Plus are Lightning earphones with an inline charging node that allows you to charge the iPhone and listen to music or talk at the same time. It uses Apple's newest Lightning audio technology, powered by Avnera's LightX platform.

The new “Smart Mute” feature for Rayz and Rayz Plus automatically mutes the microphone when a user isn’t speaking and unmutes the microphone when the user begins speaking again. Users can get Smart Mute by downloading the latest Rayz app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the Apple App Store and performing a Rayz software update.

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10:07
Apple was both best friend & worst enemy of...




A standout tech of Jobs's new Apple after his return to the company was FireWire -- but Apple's moves both before and after his return acted as both salvations and damnation of the high-speed protocol.

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10:04
Fourth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out

Apple has released the fourth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV. The new tvOS beta allows developers who are registered with Apple’s developer program to test their apps on the upcoming software update for Apple TV.

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09:49
Apple supplier Foxconn considers a $10 billion U.S....

Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, plans to invest $10 billion across the U.S. states starting with a $7 billion display-making plant.

The company will decide the plant’s location next month. Bloomberg reports that Michigan and Wisconsin are currently the frontrunners. CEO Terry Gou listed five other states as potentials for Foxconn’s investments: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, and Texas. 

Foxconn is Apple’s main manufacturing partner and expanding into the U.S. could create thousands of jobs and good press for both the company and President Trump’s administration since job growth was a key campaign promise, notes Seeking Alpha.     

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09:40
Fallen Tech Star Imagination Technologies Up For...

UK chip designer Imagination Technologies -- which is in dispute with Apple, its largest customer -- has put itself up for sale. Shares in the company more than halved in April when Imagination said that Apple was to stop using its technology. From a report: The firm was regarded as a leading light in Britain's burgeoning tech sector, but ran into trouble when the phones giant, by far its biggest customer, said it would no longer rely on it for graphics design. Apple accounts for more than half of Imagination's revenues and last year held takeover talks with Imagination. Two parts of the business, MIPS and Ensigma, were already up for sale. Imagination said it has received "interest from a number of parties for a potential acquisition of the whole group." It is in "preliminary discussions" with the aid of bankers from Rothschild.

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09:32
Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment,...




Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion or more across several U.S. states, although the company is still deciding on which ones -- including where to put a $7 billion display plant.

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09:31
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09:20
Apple Pay loyalty card support coming to Quiznos,...

Apple Pay lets you make purchases in stores with your iPhone or Apple Watch with security and convenience, and select retailers like Walgreens also support Apple Pay-based reward cards. Soon even more loyalty cards will be supported through Apple Pay in Apple’s Wallet app thanks to Punchh’s Restaurant Marketing Cloud.

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09:10
∞ How to customize/share Memories on iPhone 7

Memories is actually fun to play around with and incredibly easy to use. Typical of Apple, what is a difficult, time consuming process has been turned into a simple, one tap effort that yields some pretty cool results.

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09:03
Review: Apple's 2017 27" 5K iMac impresses...




Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 27 inch Retina 5K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 GPUs; a brighter display with enhanced P3 wide color; more powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPUs; upgradable RAM sockets and modern, ultrafast USB C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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08:57
Apple Watch Pride Edition Band Proceeds To Be Shared...

Apple released the Pride Edition band earlier this month, but clarified this week that some of the proceeds will go to groups supporting the LGBTQ cause.


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08:46
The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech...

For those of us old enough to remember SCSI (shudder), FireWire promised to free us from the black art of connecting devices to our computers. The story of its life and eventual death is an interesting one.

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08:40
Toshiba Picked its Flash Memory Buyer and it isn’t...

Toshiba turned down Apple and Foxconn when it picked a buyer for its NAND flash memory business.


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08:40
A first look at The Weather Channel's new Storm...

If you're a weather fanatic like most of us here at Apple World Today, then you're familiar with the products of The Weather Company. The company is owned by IBM, and its products include The Weather Channel and Weather Underground. Now if you watched Monday's AWT TV, you know that Marty Edwards demoed the great Wunderground app on that show. The company has just announced another free iPhone app called Storm Radar, and we're here to take a first look at it.

The first thing to know about the app is that it is ad-supported, so if you're not a fan of banner ads at the bottom of app screens, you might want to skip. Personally, I think The Weather Channel should consider a $0.99 in-app purchase to remove the ads like it does with...

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08:32
Apple donating a portion of proceeds from Pride...

Earlier this month Apple started selling a special edition version of its Woven Nylon Apple Watch band called Pride Edition.

Featuring colors of the rainbow, the Pride Edition Woven Nylon band is very similar to the limited edition rainbow Apple Watch band gifted to employees who participated in last year’s San Francisco Pride parade.

Since making the Pride Edition Woven Nylon band available for anyone to purchase, Apple has updated its store page to say that a portion of sales from the Pride Edition bands will benefit LGBTQ advocacy groups.

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08:24
Opinion: We may all want Apple Glasses after ARKit...

Prior to WWDC, there were reports and analyst predictions that Apple would eventually ship its own version of Google Glass as an AR accessory. Then Apple introduced ARKit as a tool to help developers create augmented reality experiences through iOS apps starting with iOS 11. Now what was previously a rather wild rumor is starting to make more sense…

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08:12
Apple donating some proceeds from Apple Watch Pride...




Some of the money generated from the "Pride Edition" nylon band for the Apple Watch is going towards LBGTQ advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad, Apple quietly announced this week.

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07:56
Apple facing uphill battle in India from Samsung...




Other than just battling the Indian government for concessions and dealing with the shaky financial situation of the populace, Apple is also fighting a large and aggressive Samsung presence in the country for the minds of the consumers.

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07:36
Grab These 5 Classic Sega Games Free on iOS

Several classic Sega games have long been available for iOS, but the company is kicking things up a notch with the launch this week of the “Sega Forever” collection. The company has brought five of its classic games to iOS and Android for free, with many more titles scheduled to launch in the coming months. The games available today include Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, Phantasy Star II, and...

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07:34
Comment: Scott Forstall is right not to apologize...

In a Computer History Museum interview this week, Scott Forstall was unapologetic about the skeuomorphic designs used in early iOS versions – the famous leather, paper and metal textures used to make on-screen elements look like real-world objects.

Disagreements between Forstall and design head Jony Ive on the look of iOS were believed to have been one of the reasons for him leaving the company back in 2012 …

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07:28
August Doorbell Cam and others supporting Amazon...

When the Echo Show launches next Wednesday, Amazon’s smart speaker with a display will work with a number of smart home cameras including the August Doorbell Cam from day one. For comparison, Apple’s HomeKit smart home feature supports video cameras and doorbells but only one camera has hit the market with support so far.

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07:28
The Vaja Wallet Agenda LP for iPhone is Gorgeous,...

Jeff Butts put Vaja’s Wallet Agenda LP iPhone case through its paces to let you know if it’s worth the price.


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07:16
Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped...




The global wearables market is likely to hit 125.5 million devices this year, according to new research data, with the Apple Watch's share getting a small boost from an unusually strong region -- the Middle East and Africa.

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