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Friday August 18

11:01
iOS 11 ‘cop button’ also helps users w/ Medical ID...

iOS 11 beta 6 (released earlier this week) includes a new feature to quickly disable Touch ID from the lock screen. Tapping the lock button five times to access the SOS screen or opening a Medical ID will cause the iPhone or iPad to temporarily reject all Touch ID attempts, requiring a passcode to unlock.

We have confirmed with sources that this behavior is intentional rather than a bug, as well as some explanation as to why it was added. Whilst in theory it can be used to prevent law enforcement from compelling suspects to unlock their device with fingerprint, it also helps protect people who have fallen unconscious…

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10:46
Google uses machine learning to help journalists...

Hate crimes have sadly existed long before last weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia but tracking them has been difficult. To help fix that, the Google News Lab has partnered with ProPublica, the New York Times, BuzzFeed News, the Sou...

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10:30
NBD, just a liquid cooled, Ryzen-powered Hackintosh...

When you think of Hackintosh build, you may generally think of an Intel-powered rig in a big and bulky PC enclosure. That’s not the case for friend of the site Dom Esposito’s build, which took over a month to put together. His Ryzen-powered Hackintosh is neatly nestled inside of a custom Power Mac G5 case, providing a unique take on a Hackintosh build both on the inside and outside.  more…

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10:23
Apple’s Secure Enclave Encryption Key Revealed,...

Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to sort out the news that the encryption key for the iPhone and iPad Secure Enclave has been released on the internet, and they also look at Apple’s US$1 billion investment in original programming for Apple Music.


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10:18
USA Today teams with Instagram to livestream the...

The USA Today Network has announced that in collaboration with Instagram, it will livestream the total solar eclipse on August 21st. The feed will feature real-time video broadcasts by journalists in areas along the eclipse's path of totality. Report...

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10:13
F1 2017 arrives Aug 25 for Mac, check out the new...

It is always good news when the macOS port of a AAA game releases day and date with the console and PC versions. Feral Interactive is no stranger to having done so as one of the most well known developers for porting games over to the Mac. Today we get news that the latest entry in the F1 series will be releasing on August 25th for Mac, the same day as the PC and console release. more…

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10:00
100 years of eclipse-chasing revealed in quirky...

There are some great photos here, some of which you’ll recognize.

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10:00
The best instant camera

By Erin Lodi

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, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. R...

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09:46
Report: Apple & Comcast in talks w/ studios for...

Apple is still in talks with major movie studios alongside Comcast for a service that would make digital movie rentals available for new releases just weeks after hitting theaters, according to a new report from Bloomberg detailing the negotiations.

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09:45
News: Apple and Hollywood still discussing plans for...

Movie studios are still considering plans to offer premium early access movie rentals via iTunes, Bloomberg reports. Despite objections from cinema chains, Hollywood wants to forge ahead in offering digital rentals of films only weeks after they arrive in theatres, according to people familiar with the matter. Discussions about possible studio agreements between Apple and the studios began late last year, and have been ongoing for months since, although…

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27-inch 5K iMac $1,399, HP...

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

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09:14
CZUR M3000 Is an Inexpensive, Reliable Book Scanner

The CZUR M3000 is a (relatively) inexpensive way to digitize your physical books. Marc Zeedar discusses its pros and cons, and offers some tips for scanning books as efficiently as possible.

 

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09:03
F1 2017 driving onto the Mac platform August. 25

Feral Interactive says F1 2017, the official videogame of the current 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, will be released for macOS on Aug. 25. System requirementshaven’t been announced.

Developed and published by Codemasters for Windows and consoles, F1 2017 grants players access to not only the on-track excitement of F1, but also the off-track dealings and vehicle development that goes along with it. The ten-year Career Mode includes practice programs to help players hone their skills, a research and development tree to provide greater control over the development of their car, and the ability to tune engines and gearboxes over the course of the season.

F1 2017 for macOS will be available from the Feral Store and Steam for $59.99 on Aug. 25. The Mac App Store version will be released shortly afterwards, priced at $49.99.

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09:01
iKlips Wizard Is 3-in-1 Lightning, microSD, and USB...

Check out the iKlips Wizard, a 3-in-1 cable with Lightning, microSD, and USB 3.1 connectors. It lets you transfer files between Macs, PCs, iOS devices, and Android devices. It’s $59 through us.


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09:00
In the future, your body won’t be buried, you’ll...

Unless you have a religious belief against it, is there really a need to have your remains put in a specific spot in the ground? I read a while back about burying people under trees, allowing their remains to fertilize and nourish the tree. I’d love to be buried under an apple tree in Nova Scotia.

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08:59
Apple Watch Sales to Hit 15M in 2017, 20M in 2018

Apple Watch shipments are expected to hit 15 million units in 2017, and jump to 20 million next year.


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08:47
Java Isn’t Always Bad or Insecure

While discussing beaTunes in Mac Geek Gab 670, the subject of Java applications came up, so it was as good a time as any to discuss the differences between Java desktop applications and Java web applications. And that means it’s a perfect tidbit to share as a Mac Geek Gab Highlight right here. Listen, learn, and then subscribe to MGG if you want to hear tips shared like this every week!


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08:15
Gab, the right-wing Twitter rival, just got its app...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill)

When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitter competitor. Gab was founded by Donald Trump supporter Andrew Torba, who says it's devoted to unfettered free expression online. This week, Andrew Anglin, editor of the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, became an active Gab user after a succession of Internet companies refused service to his website, forcing it offline. The site also hosts controversial right-wing trolls like Milo Yiannopoulos and...

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08:12
Apple silently kills off some colors for iPhone,...




A variety of colors for official Apple accessories are reportedly vanishing from the company's online and retail stores, suggesting that it's phasing out some options, and/or allowing stocks to deplete before new devices arrive this fall.

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07:45
Small $500 device shown to brute force hack iPhone 7...




A unique new exploit is said to take advantage of just Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus running recent firmware, utilizing a small device to brute force hack and bypass the iOS lock screen passcode of up to three handsets at a time.

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07:36
Remember software's dearly departed with...

Vine. Sunrise. Google Reader. Over the years, we've seen many pieces of software thrown on the virtual garbage pile. The reasons behind their demise are numerous: Sometimes a startup is acquired, only to be have its indie darling absorbed by another,...

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07:25
Review: Mophie Powerstation & Anker PowerCore+...

As soon as Apple launched the 12-inch MacBook in early 2015 with a USB-C power port instead of MagSafe, it seemed to me the writing was on the wall. I predicted then that Apple would do the same for the MacBook Pro.

I was sad to see it go. It was a fantastic feature that has saved numerous MacBook machines from an untimely death as someone snagged their power cables.

But USB-C does, of course, offer some compensating benefits. The ability to choose to have the power cord on either side of my MacBook Pro has proven handy on a number of occasions. But an even bigger advantage is that we can finally have easy access to additional portable power through a USB-C battery pack …

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07:12
Apple mulls pricey early movie rentals right after...

Apple and Comcast are the latest names in the seemingly never-ending struggle to bring movies home faster. Bloomberg reports that the tech behemoth and telco, independently, are in talks with movie studios to offer $50 rentals roughly 17 days after t...

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07:00
How to watch the eclipse, regardless of where you...

You've been hearing a lot about the eclipse, but now that it's finally almost here, do you know how you're going to view it? If you live in the contiguous US, whether you're in the area that will see a full solar eclipse or not, you have multiple opt...

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06:55
Movie studios may sidestep theater chains in deals...




Movie studios looking to set up early-access rentals with companies like Apple and Comcast may reportedly push ahead with those negotiations and skip revenue sharing with theater chains, if the latter don't reduce their demands.

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06:47
Some official Apple accessory colors seemingly being...

It appears that Apple is quietly discontinuing some color options for its own iPhone cases and other official accessories around the world.

Japanese site Macotakara noticed a whole range of options have disappeared from both Japanese retail stores and the local online store. For example, in silicone cases for the iPhone 7, Pebble and Stone are no more; in leather, Berry and Sapphire have disappeared …

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06:47
Movie studios, Apple discussing ways to offer...

Movie studios such as Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are “pressing on” in discussions with Apple and Comcast Corp. on ways to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” Naturally, owners of theater chains aren’t happy about this.

After months of negotiations, the two sides haven’t been able to arrive at a mutually beneficial way to create a $30 to $50 premium movie-download product, adds Bloomberg. Still, most Hollywood studios, except for Walt Disney, want to make this happen, the article adds.

Hollywood studios typically give theaters exclusive rights to new movies for 90 days or more before issuing them on DVD or making them available for online purchase. With cinema attendance mostly stagnant and home-...

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06:44
LinkedIn's app can record and share video, not...

Picture the scene: Your boss calls a snap meeting. You, being the diligent worker, whip out your phone and start recording. Your colleagues look on in bewilderment. "What are you playing at?" your boss asks sternly. "I'm recording our sesh for Linked...

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06:34
Apple continues to expand, is renovating two...

According to filings with the Santa Clara County [California] Recorder’s Office, Apple is renovating two buildings near the southeast corner of Kifer Road and Uranium Drive, reports The Mercury News reports. 

BANG Staff Photo / George Avalos Apple has leased this older industrial building in Santa Clara near the corner of Kifer Road and Uranium Drive. Apple has leased some big buildings in Santa Clara and has begun a significant reconstruction of the interiors of the structures.

One building measures 43,000 square feet, the other 30,000 square feet. Apple confirmed the leases, but declined to say who would occupy the new property or for what purpose. The Mercury News says some industry watchers believe the company needs the space because it remains in hiring mode.

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06:30
Essential's startup advantage might come back...

"Most companies would get a stage, and we'd have lights and music and everything else," joked Andy Rubin as he addressed a group of reporters. "But that really isn't our style." He was casually dressed in jeans and a blue T-shirt with a coffee mug in...

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06:28
Here are the iPhones and iPads that Don’t Support...

Just because your iPhone or iPad can run iOS 11 doesn’t mean it supports ARKit. Check out TMO’s list of ARKit-capable devices.


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06:14
Apple: drivers, not phones, are the cause of texting...

Apple has urged a California state judge to toss a proposed class action alleging it puts profits over public safety by not installing lockout devices on iPhones that prevent texting while driving, saying courts have consistently held that distracted drivers are responsible for accidents, not phone manufacturers, 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....

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06:14
Former Uber CEO says fraud lawsuit defies common...

Travis Kalanick says Benchmark Capital, the Uber board member suing him for fraud, pretended to be on his side and then forced him to resign as CEO while he was vulnerable due to the death of his mother. The former Uber chief has filed his response t...

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06:09
On strength of LTE version, Apple Watch predicted to...




Reports from the supply chain suggest that the Apple Watch will see 15 million sales, but a suspected launch of an LTE model in the fall will push that number to 20 million in 2018.

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06:09
‘DigiTimes’: Apple will ship 4.5 million Apple...

Quoting unnamed “sources in the supply chain,” Digitimes predicts that Apple will ship 4.5 million Apple Watches in the fourth quarter,  bringing the total number of units shipping in 2017 to 15 million. The suppliers expect Watch shipments to rise an additional 5 million next year for a total of 20 million.

As noted by Seeking Alpha, the first Apple Watch “only” shipped 5 million units in 2015, the year it was released. The Apple Watch Series 2, which was upgraded with GPS, will represent most of the sales for this year since the new model (Series 3) won’t roll out until (probably) September.

The Series 3 will likely have cellular connectivity for the first time through an embedded SIM. Apple currently requires its...

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06:00
Charge your iPhone or iPad in style with this Podium...

Today's deal in the Apple World Today Deals Shop is for an iPhone charging stand you'll want to use all the time. The $35.99 Podium-Style Charging Stand (normally $159.99) does more than just prop up your iPhone or iPad -- it rocks a huge 10,500 mAh battery pack so you can charge your devices, even when you're away from a wall outlet!

This premium stand does it all--propping up your smartphone or tablet at an optimal viewing angle, and charging it at the same time. When not in use, it folds into a compact square you can easily slip it into your bag for maximum portability. It's available in black or a light teal blue.

  • Holds your tablet or smartphone at a perfect viewing angle
  • Folds into a compact, portable 4-inch square
  • Charges 2 devices simultaneously w/ 2 USB ports
  • Notes available charging capacity w/...
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06:00
News: Daily Deal: CASA USB-C 6-Port Hub

For Friday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering the CASA USB-C 6-Port Hub for only $79.99 — that’s 19% off the regular price. This small and sleek hub provides you with the ability to charge virtually any device, transfer files quickly, and display 4K video. Two USB-A 3.1 ports provide backward compatibility with any legacy USB devices, and the hub also packs in a USB 3.1 Type C port, HDMI port, Ethernet port, and SD card reader. Get…

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06:00
Essential's PH-1 strives to be more than just...

Andy Rubin rose to fame for his role in creating Android, and even after leaving Google, he couldn't quit phones completely. Now he's back with his new company, Essential, to show the world's best phone makers how it's done. I've spent a few days pla...

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05:35
AppleInsider podcast talks LTE Apple Watch, '...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the almost-certainty that is an LTE-enabled Apple Watch, pricing and affordability on the "iPhone 8," Tim Cook's leadership following the events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., and CarPlay.

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05:31
EFF warns blocking neo-Nazi sites may threaten free...

The EFF has criticized internet providers for blocking the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, saying it violates the principals of free speech and could backfire. "We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google and Cloudflare did here was dangerous,"...

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05:30
Beat The Game to Launch on Steam for the Mac on Sept...

Worm Animation says their debut title, point-and-click music adventure, Beat the Game, will launch Sept. 7 on Steam for Mac, PC, and Linux systems.

Here’s how the game is described: “Players go on a journey with Mistik, the hero of Beat The Game, to uncover the mysterious, abstract universe he finds himself in after a motorbike crash. Mistik, though, is no ordinary hero—he’s a music producer. With the help of his trusty recorder, Mistik must collect the samples scattered around Beat The Game’s beautiful, dream-like environments in order to create the ultimate track.”

House and techno producer, Marc Houle, is scoring the soundtrack. Pricing and system requirements haven’t yet been announced.

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05:15
August 2017 Apple Park drone footage shows new...

It’s one of the final sets of drone footage of the Apple Park campus as it’s under construction, but it highlights the ever-growing landscape and offers a close-up of the uncovered Steve Jobs Theater.

Per Matthew Roberts’ footage, the interior of the “spaceship” greenery looks to be near complete. A large portion of the heavy equipment has been removed from the site has been removed, with only one crane remaining out of the eight seen in previous videos.

The drone footage shows what appears to be functional climate controls, complete with spinning fans.

Apple is apparently close to completing the 20-foot tall and 165 foot in diameter glass auditorium honoring co-founder Steve Jobs, naming it the “Steve Jobs Theater”.

The company has also installed almost 9,000 trees in its landscaping efforts, including apple, apricot, cherry, and persimmon trees dotting the landscape.

An environmentally-friendly design was paramount to Jobs’s vision, and...

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05:10
BT Sport to stream its Saturday footy results show...

Twitter has recently been the forum of choice for many weird, wannabe-viral transfer announcements, but BT will soon be taking to the social network for more serious football coverage. Just as we start digging our teeth into the new Premier League se...

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05:01
Self-driving truck that’s built to crash comes to...

Tech and automotive companies have quietly been trialing autonomous trucks since 2015. Thus far, these tests (from the likes of Daimler and Uber) have been inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed by other drivers. But, a new kind of driverless truck is...

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05:00
Apple disables Apple Pay functionality for white...

This is pretty significant.

On Wednesday, Apple confirmed that the company had disabled Apple Pay functionality for websites that sell apparel and paraphernalia from white nationalists and hate groups.

The discontinuation of service applies to garments with Nazi logos, t-shirts sporting the phrase “White Pride,” and a bumper sticker showing a car plowing into stick figure demonstrators. The move follows Saturday’s Charlottesville demonstrations, where one woman was killed by a car driven by a white nationalist. As a result, the company blocked three white nationalist sites from using Apple Pay.

Apple has yet to provide comment for this story, although a company spokesperson referred journalists to the company’s guidelines for Apple Pay, which forbid the service’s incorporation into sites promoting hate, intolerance, and violence. Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to employees Wednesday night announcing donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-...

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05:00
Apple patents hint at future plans for CarPlay and...

Apple has been granted two patents that hint at future features of its CarPlay tech and Maps app. 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.

Patent number 20170236420 is for a “wireless vehicle system for enhancing situational awareness.” In the patent filing Apple notes that vehicles are often provided with safety equipment such as parking sensors, lane departure warning equipment, and blind-spot detection systems. A parking sensor can be used to alert a driver when a vehicle is nearly in contact with a parked car or other stationary object, but has limited range and can’t be used to increase safety when a vehicle is being driven on a highway. 

Lane departure warning equipment can sense when a driver has started to drift into an adjacent lane, but...

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05:00
Evergrow for iPhone proves matching-based puzzle...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

When I first downloaded Evergrow, I thought I knew exactly what the game was going to be: A minimalist puzzle game that hinged on one or two clever mechanics, possibly with a decent soundtrack.

But I was wrong.

This isn't your typical casual puzzle game—not at all. It might start out that way, but it quickly becomes an exciting, action-based puzzler that will have you frantically multitasking as you fling blocks haphazardly around the screen. It's also got a semblance of a storyline, which is kind of neat—it adds some character and drive to each level, and you don't feel...

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04:35
Foxconn’s U.S. plant passes second vote; WSJ...

The $3B tax subsidy package needed to persuade Foxconn to open a display plant in Wisconsin passed its second hurdle yesterday as the Wisconsin state assembly voted to approve the deal. This follows a vote by the jobs & economy committee earlier in the week …

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04:30
The iOS-compatible Awair: Glow helps deal with in...

When you think of air pollution, you probably think of outdoor pollution. However, there are several sources of indoor air pollution (paint, escaping gas, wet or damp carpet, poor ventilation, etc.). The $99 Awair: Glow, which works with iOS 8 or later, can help you keep track of — and deal with — such pollutants.

It tracks toxins and chemicals in your home, office or home office and provides actionable insights and personalized tips to help you stay safe and healthy. It can also power up appliances such as a humidity, purifier or fan when it detects a deterioration in air quality — or at certain times during the day, if you prefer. The Awair: Glow even doubles as a night light that activates by motion, touch, or through iOS app.

The Glade plugin-sized gadget plugs directly into a power outlet. Download the free Awair: Glow app at the Apple App Store and you’ll be able to see, at a...

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04:04
Apple Watch suppliers say shipments expected to...

Companies in the Apple Watch supply chain say that orders continue to rise, with 4.5m shipments expected in the final quarter of the year. This would take total shipments for the year to 15m units.

The same sources say that they expect this number to increase to 20m in 2018 …

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04:02
Apple demonstrates how the iPad Pro was made for iOS...

Apple's iPad sales were surprisingly good last quarter, but a lot of critics (including us) thought there was still no way the iPad Pro could replace a proper PC. The release of iOS 11 next month will change some minds, however. A new series of Apple...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 18, 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

VideoGo has debuted Teleprompter. It’s a $4.99 standalone teleprompter and video recording app. Not only can you use the teleprompter to help read your script, the app also features a recording option to create your own broadcast quality videos quickly and easily.

macOS Apps/Updates

Cargo VPN is a new private and secure VPN proxy for macOS and...

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03:15
Preparing for a Possible Apple “Face ID” Technology

Leaked HomePod firmware points to a possible facial recognition feature in a future iPhone. TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull examines the implications and explains how you can evaluate the announcement if and when it comes.

 

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03:00
iOS 11 Has a Feature To Temporarily Disable Touch ID

A new feature baked into iOS 11 lets you quickly disable Touch ID, which could come in handy if you're ever in a situation where someone (a cop) might force you to unlock your device. Cult of Mac reports: To temporarily disable Touch ID, you simply press the power button quickly five times. This presents you with the "Emergency SOS" option, which you can swipe to call the emergency services. It also prevents your iPhone from being unlocked without the passcode. Until now, there were other ways to temporarily disable Touch ID, but they weren't quick and simply. You either had to restart your iPhone, let it sit idle for a few days until Touch ID was temporarily disabled by itself, or scan the wrong finger several times. The police, or any government agency, cannot force you to hand over your iPhone's passcode. However, they can force you to unlock your device with your fingerprint. That doesn't work if your fingerprint scanner has been disabled.

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03:00
The Morning After: Friday, August 18th 2017

This Friday morning involves car news, more smartphones with almost too many cameras and a glimpse at Tribeca's TV festival.

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01:32
Google and Deezer promise to expunge racist music,...

Google and Deezer don't want to be known as home for the hateful, racist music that Spotify started deleting earlier this week -- so both companies have pledged to follow in its footsteps. Spotify began removing racist content after Digital Music New...

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00:02
Microsoft's Surface app shows accessory battery...

Microsoft's Surface ecosystem now includes a lot of Bluetooth peripherals, including the Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Surface Pen, Surface Dial, Surface Arc Mouse and others. Most of those are powered by rechargeable batteries, and so far, there'...

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Thursday August 17

22:36
'Galaxy Quest' Amazon TV series back on...

Galaxy Quest, the cult movie beloved by sci-fi fans for its gentle mocking of, well, sci-fi fans, is back on track as a rebooted TV series for Amazon, THR reports. The revival was originally revealed in 2015, but plans were put on hold after the deat...

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20:45
Apple expands office space beyond its yet to be...

While some employees have moved into Apple Park, work is still under way on the new campus. Despite Apple Park providing 2.8 million square feet of office space, Apple is continuing to expand its room for employees with construction underway in two new leased buildings in Santa Clara.

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19:41
Monster's headphones get their own voice...

Monster's latest team-up isn't with another star athlete or fellow accessory-maker: it's with music platform Speak Music Inc., which is lending the company its voice assistant named Melody. Monster says the partnership will add voice control to some...

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19:16
Apple releases six new videos covering iOS 11 iPad...

As we move closer to the public release of iOS 11, Apple tonight has shared a series of new ‘how to’ videos for iPad features that come along with the newest software.

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19:01
Apple leases additional Santa Clara office space...




Apple continues to expand its San Francisco Bay Area footprint to accommodate a growing workforce and new projects, with the latest leases involving multiple industrial buildings near the soon to open Apple Park.

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18:16
Latest Instagram update brings new options to reply...

An update today to Instagram adds new ways to reply with photos and videos and also includes the option to send split-screen replies.

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18:16
AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos

AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty close.

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17:55
Apple promotes iOS 11 for iPad in new ad series




Apple on Thursday published a new series of iPad commercials to its official YouTube channel, focusing on the new capabilities iOS 11 is set to deliver to tablet users this fall.

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17:33
Apple and Aetna discussed four main topics during...

Late last week, Apple, Aetna, and various chief medical officers met to discuss bringing the Apple Watch to millions of the healthcare company’s customers. Today we’re hearing more specifics about the main topics of discussion.

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17:11
ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning...

Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus' new engineering residence...

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16:13
‘Quake Champions’ isn’t finished, but you can play...

Been green with envy over your pals playing the Quake Champions closed beta? Time to stop being jealous and start working on your rocket jumping because the classic shooter's revival is moving to Steam's Early Access on August 22nd, where everyone ca...

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15:59
Apple Watch privacy, cost main concerns in Apple and...




In a meeting earlier this month, Apple, Aetna and a number of industry influencers discussed the viability of offering Apple Watch to millions of health insurance subscribers at a discount, but according to one attendee, sticking points remain.

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15:32
Lean back and watch the eclipse...from your Volvo

On Monday, lots of people are going to head outside and check out the first total solar eclipse to be viewable in the contiguous US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast one in nearly a century. But Volvo is giving its drivers another option. For t...

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15:23
We Are the Surveillance State

For years, civil libertarians have fretted and worried about the eyes of the state encroaching on our privacy, but it turns out that we, the people, have opted to surveil ourselves.


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15:14
AWT News Update: August 17, 2017

This will be the last AWT News update podcast until August 30, 2017 -- be sure to visit the Apple World Today website at https://appleworld.today for a daily written update. 

  • YouTube TV scoots into 14 more markets, giving the streaming service coverage in a lot more of the USA
  • Need to disable Touch ID on your iPhone quickly? A new iOS 11 feature will let you do just that
  • Quanta will be the manufacturer of the third-generation Apple Watch, which is expected to make it to stores in the fourth quarter of 2017
  • McDonald's Australia must have a craving for the tenth-anniversary iPhone, as it has used a rendering of the device in a marketing email

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.

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15:00
Hacker Claims To Have Decrypted Apple's Secure...

According to iClarified, a hacker by name of "xerub" has posted the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware. "The security coprocessor was introduced alongside the iPhone 5s and Touch ID," reports iClarified. "It performs secure services for the rest of the SOC and prevents the main processor from getting direct access to sensitive data. It runs its own operating system (SEPOS) which includes a kernel, drivers, services, and applications." From the report: The Secure Enclave is responsible for processing fingerprint data from the Touch ID sensor, determining if there is a match against registered fingerprints, and then enabling access or purchases on behalf of the user. Communication between the processor and the Touch ID sensor takes place over a serial peripheral interface bus. The processor forwards the data to the Secure Enclave but can't read it. It's encrypted and authenticated with a session key that is negotiated using the device's shared key that...

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14:56
YouTube music head says company pays higher...

Making a living from streaming royalties is tough for music artists, and YouTube has had one of the worst reputations in the music industry for a while. Even Lyor Cohen, the current head of YouTube Music, knows that many are skeptical about the servi...

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14:30
The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on Apple...

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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14:15
Back to School Technical Resources for Students Who...

Here’s a collection of learning resources and tools for technical high school and college students who are Apple customers.


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14:01
Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter...

Cybersecurity firm UpGuard has discovered that personal information from over 1.8 million Chicago residents was unintentionally exposed by voting machine supplier Election Systems & Software (ES&S). The backup files of voter data were found o...

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13:39
Skype’s new look arrives on the desktop in preview...

Skype is making a preview version of its new desktop design available for users to try out. Available today, Mac and non-Windows 10 PC users can download Skype Preview and see the new features that are in the works.

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13:38
iOS 11 iPad Multitasking Explained

The way you work with multiple apps on your iOS 11 iPad has changed slightly, with some good changes but also a few that make Jeff Butts shake his head a bit.


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13:21
Facebook demotes video clickbait posts to improve...

In a bid to promote "authentic communication," Facebook will now demote clickbait stories that present static images as video along with images with fake playback buttons in them. While the former practice just ends up confusing users, the latter act...

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12:59
YouTube TV comes to 14 more US cities like Boston,...




Google's nascent YouTube TV on Thursday expanded into 14 more U.S. cities, a few notable places being Baltimore, Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Tampa.

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12:45
iOS 11 Emergency SOS Can Also Disable Touch ID

If the police ever try to force you to unlock your iPhone, you can temporarily disable TouchID in iOS 11. Of course, that won’t stop them from getting a search warrant, but that is part of the lawful process anyway.


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12:41
Gibson appoints Slash as Global Brand Ambassador

As part of his new role, the legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist is currently developing new products with three of Gibson’s guitar brands, Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone. Details of the new products will be announced beginning later this month.

Cheers, Slash.

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12:33
Report: Apple to Funnel Megabucks Into Original TV...


Apple reportedly has decided to put more than $1 billion toward the acquisition and development of original programming, part of a long-awaited rollout of a new television and film experience. The investment will leverage Apple's thus far underwhelming Apple TV business, bolstering its core video and music library to fulfill the promise of disrupting traditional television and film studios, as well as traditional cable and satellite providers. The move is consistent with Apple's historic pattern of waiting for a market to develop.

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12:25
2017 MacBook Deals: High-end 15" for $2,549 ($...




Shoppers looking for deals on Apple's latest Mid 2017 models can take advantage of bonus coupon savings in addition to already reduced pricing this week. Pick up the high-end 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 graphics for $2,549 or the 512GB 13" Touch Bar for $1,824 ($175 off). The 12" MacBook is also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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12:19
Blockchain.info Launches Online Ethereum Wallet

Users will find new tabs for Bitcoin and Ether  on the online wallet, whether or not they have Ether or have generated Ethereum addresses.


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12:14
Comcast brings Xfinity Mobile nationwide, iPhone...




Four months after a limited initial launch, Comcast on Thursday expanded its Xfinity Mobile service to all Xfinity internet customers across the U.S., with some other limitations in tow -- most notably that people buy or rent a new phone.

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12:06
Apple Pay, PayPal Drop Transaction Support for Hate-...

If you’re planning on buying white supremacist apparel online it won’t be as easy because websites that promote hate and racism are being blocked from accepting Apple Pay and PayPal. Both Apple and PayPal made the move following racist rioting in Charlottesville, Virginia where a woman and two police officers were killed.


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11:56
Hands-on: Samsung T5 external SSD – a worthy, faster...

Samsung just released the follow-up to its T3 line of portable, external SSDs. Sticking with the same nomenclature of the previous T1 and T3 drives, Samsung’s new T5 external SSDs include USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, making it the fastest T-series drive yet. With an included USB-C to USB-C cable, the T5 makes a great companion for recent MacBooks or MacBook Pros, or even the newest iMac models.

If you edit videos, photos, or just need a small and compact external storage solution, then Samsung’s diminutive T5 drive may be a worthy solution. It provides speeds that are normally associated with internal SATA SSDs in a compact, external form factor. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough inside for more details....

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11:29
Apple disables Apple Pay for Web sites selling Nazi...

On Wednesday, Apple confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it had disabled Apple Pay support for a handful of websites that sold sweaters with Nazi logos, T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “White Pride,” and a bumper sticker showing a car plowing into stick figure demonstrators. Following Saturday’s Charlottesville demonstrations, where one woman was killed by a car driven by a white nationalist, the iPhone-maker blocked three white nationalist sites from using Apple Pay.

Good.

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11:29
ATailorBird Laptop Sleeve: Perfect for the 13-inch...

Cat stalking ATailorBird 13-inch Laptop Sleeve. Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

Spent all of your money on that nice, new 13- (or 15-) inch MacBook Pro and now you're looking for inexpensive protection for it? Look no further than this denim fabric laptop sleeve from ATailorBird (available from Amazon for just $14.99 -- affiliate link will compensate Apple World Today). 

The slim design of the sleeve is classic, providing just enough protection for your MacBook Pro with padded sides and a fabric lining, and supplying a side zipped pocket to store the power adapter, cables, pens and of course all of those USB-C dongles you need...

The outside zipped pocket of the ATailorBird laptop sleeve

The outside is made of a soft denim fabric in a grayish-tan color that doesn't attract attention to itself. The zippers practically disappear, yet are easily opened with amply-...

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11:27
Skype Preview for Mac rolling out with mentions,...

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new preview of Skype to its desktop users. Skype Preview brings a number of small enhancements to the video calling app with improvements for both chats and group calling.

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11:27
YouTube TV adds 14 more cities, now available in 29...

Last month saw YouTube TV expand to 10 more markets around the U.S. Today, the $35 per month cord cutting service is launching in an additional 14 locations, with Google’s cable competitor now available for residents of 29 areas around the country.

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11:14
Encryption key for iPhone 5s Touch ID exposed, opens...




Just prior to a hacker's conference, a participant has revealed that the iPhone 5s Secure Enclave has been hacked, and the decryption key for it has been revealed. However, at present, there is nothing for iPhone users immediately worry about.

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11:00
In Defense of the Popular Framework Electron

Electron, a popular framework that allows developers to write code once and seamlessly deploy it across multiple platforms, has been a topic of conversation lately among developers and users alike. Many have criticised Electron-powered apps to be "too memory intensive." A developer, who admittedly uses a high-end computer, shares his perspective: I can speak for myself when I say Electron runs like a dream. On a typical day, I'll have about three Atom windows open, a multi-team Slack up and running, as well as actively using and debugging my own Electron-based app Standard Notes. [...] So, how does it feel to run this bloat train of death every day? Well, it feels like nothing. I don't notice it. My laptop doesn't get hot. I don't hear the fan. I experience no lags in any application. [...] But aside from how it makes end-users feel, there is an arguably more important perspective to be had: how it makes software companies feel. For context, the project I work in is an open-source...

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10:51
Inside iOS 11: New security feature allows users to...




The latest beta release of iOS 11 includes a new security feature, with a few button presses making it impossible to unlock your phone with Touch ID, as well as giving a quick option to dial 911. Here's how to use it.

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10:44
Uber wins U.S. court appeal in price-fixing case

Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger’s price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.

Meyer accused Uber and Kalanick of conspiring with drivers, whose earnings are shared with Uber, to charge “surge pricing” fares during peak demand periods.

It’s supply and demand. If he didn’t read the agreement when he signed up, that’s on him, not Uber. People will sue for any reason.

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10:34
No Apple Pay for Hate Sites, the Growing...

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on hate-related websites being blocked from accepting Apple Pay, plus Bryan voices his concerns over how we’re participating in the surveillance state.


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10:05
External Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out about...

In an email to all Apple employees, CEO Tim Cook decried the “tragic and repulsive” events in Charlottesville, saying “We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it. This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality.” He also announced that Apple would be making $1 million donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. As someone who grew up in the South and once confronted the Ku Klux Klan during a cross burning, Cook finds events like these deeply troubling, but he closed with, “These have been dark days, but I remain as optimistic as ever that the future is bright. Apple can and will play an important role in bringing about positive change.”

 

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09:56
Report: Apple Watch Series 3 enters final testing...

Taiwanese-based Quanta Computer, an integral part of Apple’s supply chain as a maker of MacBooks and the Apple Watch, is ramping up to begin producing the Apple Watch Series 3, according to Chinese news outlet Economic Daily. Expected to launch later this year, the report notes that Quanta has entered the final testing phase for the Apple Watch Series 3 and is on the cusp of mass production.
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