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Monday May 22

04:30
How to change the default email client in macOS...

When you click a link for an email address, your Mac opens the app you've set for that kind of link. Mail is the default email app. It works just fine for me. However, if you install other email apps, you might want to set them to open when you click an email link or web link. To set a default email app:

  • Open the Mail app.
  • If you haven't already set up an email account in Mail preferences or Internet preferences, follow the onscreen instructions to set one up now.
  • From the Mail menu, choose Preferences.
  • Click General.
  • Choose your email app from the ”Default email reader” pop-up menu.

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

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04:05
Apple officially launches ‘Today at Apple’ with...

Apple officially launched its Today at Apple initiative – combining workshops and creative performances – this weekend. The company says that it held special events at all 495 Apple Stores around the world, and showed off photos from many of them (below).

‘Today at Apple’ kicked off this weekend with new in-store programming around the world, including Photo Walks and Kids Hour at all 495 Apple stores. From Getting Started with Coding to How To: Sketch, Draw and Paint with iPad, stores collectively hosted 4,000 sessions a day, including some with very special guests …

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03:00
Apple’s new iCloud security requirements: How it...

If you use iCloud for email, calendar events, or contacts with any apps other than those made by Apple, and you haven’t upgraded the security on your account to use two-factor authentication (2FA), syncing and other interaction will fail starting June 15. That’s when Apple imposes a new security requirement that requires unique passwords for all third-party software that works with iCloud accounts. That includes apps like BusyContacts, Fantastical, and Thunderbird, to name a few of hundreds, as well as online services that sync with iCloud or retrieve email.

That sounds a lot more secure, but there’s less there than meets the eye. Apple’s method of allowing third-party access has significant flaws in containing abuse if one of these unique passwords gets discovered. There’s a better way with its own set of problems, but Apple doesn’t appear to be moving in that direction. (Here’s...

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02:58
OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.4

Brings a number of refinements to the recently upgraded outlining and information organization apps. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 26.9 MB)

 

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02:47
iPhone 8 Touch ID location remains unclear as latest...

Although the iPhone 8 is apparently entering production verification testing this month, the rumor mill continues to disagree about several details of Apple’s upcoming radically-redesigned phone.

In this latest alleged schematics photo via Sneakleaks, an iPhone chassis is shown with a Touch ID fingerprint cutout below the Apple logo on the back of the device. This idea was last seen in an April leak. However, the rumors have not come to consensus and there are still many contradictory reports about the fate of the iPhone 8 Touch ID …

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Sunday May 21

20:29
Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials...




For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

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19:39
TextExpander 6.2.1

Maintenance release addresses a smattering of bug fixes. ($40 annual subscription, free update, 6.4 MB)

 

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18:13
Sorry, you can't plant enough trees to offset...

Ever planted a tree to feel better about your environmental footprint? It's a good idea, but it might not have as much of an effect as you'd hope. A simulation-based study has determined that it would be utterly unrealistic to plant enough trees to o...

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16:55
Drones and AI help stop poaching in Africa

Several organizations are already using drones to fight poaching, but the Lindbergh Foundation is taking it one step further. The environmental non-profit has joined forces with Neurala in order to use the company's deep learning neural network AI to...

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15:38
Things 3.0.2

Major new release for task manager with a redesigned user interface and new features including project headings, checklists, and time-based reminders. ($49.99 new, free update, 12.1 MB)

 

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15:24
LeEco CEO steps down but stays in charge

To put it mildly, LeEco has had its fair share of trouble lately. It ran low on cash due to aggressive growth, backed out of its Vizio takeover and threw its weight behind Faraday Future's electric cars despite some overly ambitious plans. Clearly, t...

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13:56
Leak reveals Facebook's rules for controversial...

It's no secret that Facebook's judgment calls on risky content are sometimes more than a little problematic. But just what are the rules guiding those decisions? You'll know after today. The Guardian has obtained leaked copies of over 100 internal...

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13:49
Working Apple-1 sold at auction by original owner...




One of the last surviving Apple-1 computers in full working order has sold in Germany for a bid price of $101,325 -- far lower than expected for the collectible.

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12:31
Logic Pros Review: The ‘Unique’ virtual analog synth...

In this week’s episode of Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the new Unique iOS synth from Sugar-Bytes. The company has been making some of the most wild audio effects processors and instruments for quite some time now. Turnado, Effectrix, Artillery and the more recent Looperator provide some of the most interesting and crazy beat slicing/glitch effects out there. We got some awesome news last week when Sugar-Bytes released Unique for iPhone and iPad. This isn’t some hacked-up port or a thinned out version either. This is now one of the best dual-oscillator analog synths on the platform. As a long-time user of the company’s products, I couldn’t wait to go hands on...

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12:25
SoftBank and Saudi Arabia tout the world's...

It's normally not a big deal if a tech investment fund scores a lot of money (unless you're a startup CEO eager for cash), but the latest windfall is definitely an exception to the rule. After no shortage of hype, Sprint owner SoftBank and the Saudi...

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10:56
Doomsday seed vault upgrade protects against a...

When melting permafrost poured into the entrance of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, there was an understandable worry. What good is safeguarding the world's crops in the Arctic if even that area isn't immune to the threat of climate change? Well, you...

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10:37
Microsoft Office 2016 15.34 and Office 2011 14.7.4

Adds Dubai font family to Office apps and introduces a new user interface design to the OneNote note-keeping app. ($149.99 new, free update)

 

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10:01
∞ Earth, Wind & Fire and Ozzy Osbourne mashup

The mashup you never thought could happen.

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09:52
Apple nixes video glitch repair program for 2011...




Apple is no longer supporting 2011 MacBook Pros as a part of its Repair Extension Program for Video Issues, according to updated support documents.

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09:30
The best bike lock

By Duncan Niederlitz

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

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09:03
Fixing Album Art, Cracked iPads, and UPnP Dangers – ...

Your geeks start with some tips: dealing with a bad key on your keyboard, restoring the proper album art after iCloud Music Library has done its part, and dealing with a damaged SD card. Then it’s on to some questions, like whether or not UPnP is dangerous for you or what to do when you hear your Mac’s fans running more frequently than you think is necessary. All this and more, just after you press play!


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08:30
After Math: Get free

It's been a rockin' week in the free world. Chelsea Manning is free from prison after being pardoned by President Obama in January, Facebook announced it will stream 20 free MLB games across its social network this season and international business t...

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08:27
EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break...

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

As schools around the country start to head into summer break, there comes the eternal question of how students should spend their spend time and energy. While some may opt for summer classes, it’s important for those who don’t that they put at least a little effort towards keeping their minds sharp.

Read on for a handful of apps that make it fun and engaging to keep your knowledge up right on your iOS device…

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08:15
10 fascinating photos that look unbelievably like...

These are shot in a style I couldn’t accomplish but I love the look and feel of them.

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08:00
Turkey’s brilliant tow trucks put the US to shame

You’ve got to admire the efficiency and speed if nothing else.

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07:42
Apple seemingly stops offering free three-month...

One of the headlining aspects of Apple Music when it launched in 2015 was its three-month free trial, allowing users a lengthy amount of time to try the service before agreeing to subscribe. This week, however, Apple has seemingly stopped offering the three-month free trial in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland…

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07:01
Functioning Apple-1 fetches $130k at auction, far...

Earlier this year, we told you about a functioning Apple-1 computer that would go up for auction in Germany on May 20th. As planned, the auction took place yesterday and brought in $130,000, far less than initial expectations…

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06:30
Ben Heck’s Super Glue Gun: Time for some reverse...

When Ben created the Great Glue Gun it was given away as a prize. Thankfully, the winner still watches the show and sent it in to the team so that it could be reverse engineered. Ben discovers the original design has a mix of pros and cons, like...

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03:29
UK switches on the world's largest wind turbines

The largest wind turbines in the world have recently started producing energy for the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company behind the project, has recently switched on the 32 gigantic structures in Liverpool Bay. The turbines are taller than some skys...

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Saturday May 20

22:28
Bacteria could lead to cleaner methane power

Methane as a greenhouse gas isn't all that eco-friendly when used for power, but scientists might have a way to keep the damage to a minimum. Penn State researchers have crafted microbial fuel cells that can convert methane into electricity right at...

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20:03
NBC and Viacom are making original shows for Musical...

Musical.ly might have professionally made original shows to offer along with user-produced content sometime in the future. According to Bloomberg, the music video app is currently talking to Viacom and Comcast's NBCUniversal about creating original p...

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18:27
Microsoft's true holographic display fits in...

A lot of the technology billed as holographic, well, isn't. Not even HoloLens. Real holography requires a laser-generated 3D image, and it's no mean feat to stuff that into something you can comfortably wear. Microsoft just made some important pro...

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17:22
iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google...




"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, detailing its plans for Android O and the search giant's various apps and services, what great ideas can Apple borrow for its own products? Here's a look.

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16:55
Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki to work on his...

Studio Ghibli fans have something else to look forward to after Ronja, the Robber's Daughter. Hayao Miyazaki, famous Japanese animation filmmaker and the studio's mastermind, will be coming out of his retirement to begin working on his last project t...

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15:28
Live look at the 'alien megastructure'...

Astronomers may have ruled out an alien megastructure as the likely cause behind KIC 8462852's strange dimming, but it's still mysterious -- and that's partly due to the lack of live data (as live as you can get for a star 1,277 light years away, at...

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14:56
American special forces open a drone hacker lab

Battlefield drones are evolving quickly, and there's only so much militaries can do to keep up -- they're not used to competing with consumer tech that can improve in a matter of months. To that end, US Special Operations Command (aka SOCOM) is taki...

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14:18
Nvidia Is Off to the Autonomous Car Races


Nvidia recently announced that Toyota will use its Drive PX AI car computer platform for advanced autonomous vehicles slated for introduction over the next few years. Nvidia is combining breakthroughs in AI and high-performance computing to build Nvidia Drive PX, the brain of the autonomous car, said CEO Jensen Huang. "It's also noteworthy that the [partnership] announcement states that it is to deliver artificial intelligence hardware and software technologies," noted Ian Riches, Strategy Analytics' global automotive practice director.

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13:53
Latest drone flyover video shows gorgeous sunset...

Earlier this week, we saw the first set of press images from Apple’s new Apple Park headquarters emerge as work continues on the campus. Now, Duncan Sinfield is back with his latest flyover video of Apple Park, taking us on a gorgeous sunset tour of the new spaceship building…

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13:32
Alleged Apple molds show expected 'iPhone 8...




A trio of molds from China claim to show the shape and design of Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup, suggesting that the so-called "iPhone 8" may be slightly taller than the 4.7-inch "iPhone 7s," but could be considerably smaller than the "iPhone 7s Plus."

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13:30
At I/O 2017, Google doubled down on a future built...

A few years ago, when a cadre of dudes jumped out of a zeppelin wearing Google Glass, nearly everyone watching had a "holy shit" moment. Company execs had just run through a slew of big, consumer-facing announcements, and then Sergey Brin threw the p...

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12:58
Apple among companies meeting at White House next...

Apple is again said to make a visit to the White House in the coming weeks. According to a new report from Recode, Apple is among a handful of companies who will meet with White House officials next week to discuss modernization, big data, and high-skilled immigration…

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11:57
Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all existing...

When Tesla put an end to free lifetime Supercharger access for new customers, it left more than a few people crestfallen -- one of the nicer perks of ownership just went out the window. However, Tesla has had a (partial) change of heart. As of now,...

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10:30
Recommended Reading: Inside Apple's new...

One More Thing
Steven Levy,
Wired

Apple's so-called spaceship campus, or Apple Park, has been in the works for a while now, but this week Wired gave us a big update on the progress. The obsessive attention to detail, tunnel entry, modular "pod" se...

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10:24
Olympus Unveils TG-5 ‘Tough’ camera with brand new...

I’ve always been a big fan of Olympus’ “Tough” line and recommend it particularly for those who are hard on their gear, want to shoot in “adverse” conditions or want a good camera to give to a child. I’ve used my old Tough point and shoot mounted to my motorcycle, in the snow, underwater – places I’d never take my DSLR or iPhone.

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10:17
We got one of Apple’s patented round pizza boxes

Levy is understandably a little miffed at the attention the box is getting but it’s weirdly interesting and another testament to Apple’s attention to details.

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08:58
SteamVR makes its launcher 'more social'...

We've seen attempts at free-flowing virtual worlds from the likes of Second Life and the (dearly departed) PlayStation Home, but with VR we're getting another shot at it. First Facebook Spaces appeared, and now Valve is beta testing SteamVR Home. The...

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08:45
New photos show purported iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and...

Apple is expected to launch three new iPhone models this year, two iterative updates with similar industrial designs to  iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and one major radical new phone tentatively dubbed ‘iPhone 8’.

A new set of photos have surfaced on Weibo purporting to show molds for all three of the new phones. They don’t really reveal anything what we haven’t seen rumored before, but it’s interesting to see the new size in context. More photos after the jump …

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08:02
This week’s top stories: iOS 10.3.2 & 10.3.3...

In this week’s top stories: iOS 10.3.2 arrives alongside 10.3.3 beta, iPhone 8 renders, Apple Watch news, Apple plans hardware updates for WWDC, and much more.

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08:00
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access...

As always, never click on links you weren’t expecting.

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07:30
How to hide tiny artworks in your URLs

We all know the humble URL; it tells the internet where we want to go. But, as digital artist Alexander Reben discovered, it can do so much more. It turns out that entire webpages can live within its character string -- you just need to know how to b...

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05:40
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We're looking back at all the big Google I/O news, as well as an easy way to fix WannaCry.

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05:00
Quarter one of 2017 showed a resilient tablet market...

According to the latest figures published by the IDC research group, the tablet market in Western Europe posted a slight 1.7% year-over-year (YoY) contraction. In total, 7.1 million devices were shipped in the region, a performance above expectations that shows some resilience in the tablet market after many quarters of decline. 

The recovery in Android-based slates in consumer and the continuous progress of tablet in enterprise were the main drivers of the first quarter 2017Q1 results. Detachable tablets (such as the iPad Pro) grew 5.8% year-over-year and continued to positively impact the market. There was particular traction in the commercial segment, with strong 16.6% YoY growth.

Overall, the commercial segment performed positively with 5.4% YoY growth. Android- and iOS-based devices with keyboards, mainly adopted by enterprises to address the specific needs of certain groups of users in various sectors, drove...

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05:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Google Assistant debuts on...

Will Google Instant replace Siri?

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup features a new Siri competitor from Google, new apps for kids and several “get things done” offerings for the adults.

Google Assistant

Image by Google Assistant

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04:00
Apple granted a patent for inviting others to online...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,654,551) for an “apparatus and method for inviting users to online sessions” such as peer-to-peer sessions. Peer-to-peer SIP (P2P-SIP) is an implementation of a distributed voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or instant messaging communications method in which no central servers are required.

In the patent, Apple notes that lLarge public networks, such as the Internet, frequently have connections to smaller private networks, such as those maintained by a corporation, Internet service provider, or even individual households. By their very nature, public networks must have a commonly agreed upon allocation of network addresses, i.e., public addresses. 

For a variety of reasons, maintainers of private networks often choose to use private network addresses for the private networks that are not part of the commonly agreed upon allocation. For network traffic from the private network to be able to traverse the public network, some...

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03:00
Should Apple add a VoIP service?

It might benefit Apple and its customers if Apple were to add a VoIP service. Think of a product akin to Google Voice, but with Apple's flair and deep integration into the Apple ecosystem. 

VoIP stands for voice over Internet protocol. It's a methodology and range of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks such as, well, the Internet. An Apple VoIP service could be important because traditional phone type service is still very important in our world. Not everyone has gone completely smartphone yet.

However, data caps are killing data-only communications. A video call (if the carrier even allows it) would eat up a lot of bandwidth. Being able to kill the video in my FaceTime call would enable me to keep right on talking and keep my data usage much lower. When I get to my destination, I can transfer the call back to video and/or to another device -- say, the iPad, while I'm having coffee and...

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03:00
The Week in Apple News and Rumors: OS updates, new...

Apple headlines for the week ending May 19, 2017

Image by Apple

As the June 5 WWDC keynote approaches, the rumors are spinning out like crazy. Check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the Read More link to get more information.

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02:00
The UK’s new vaping laws explained

From today, vaping gear sold in the UK must adhere to a new set of specific guidelines. That's because last year, the EU updated its regulations covering tobacco products to include e-cigarettes and e-liquids for the first time. When these first came...

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00:33
Beddit 3 may offer a sneak peek at sleep tracking on...




Beddit's HealthKit-ready sleep-tracking technology -- recently acquired by Apple -- works well enough and may be useful for problem sleepers, but is probably a luxury for most people, and more a harbinger of what we can expect with the third-generation Apple Watch.

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Friday May 19

23:50
Apple doesn't always expunge deleted notes...

The iCloud Notes you delete are supposed to be permanently wiped within 30 days. Gone forever, never to be seen again. Russian security firm ElcomSoft has discovered, however, that Apple has been keeping deleted notes in the cloud for far longer. Its...

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23:41
This week on AI: 'Apple Watch 3' features...




In a change of pace, some of the week's biggest news revolved around new MacBooks and a third-generation Apple Watch, rather than the "iPhone 8." There was more of that of course, along with further signs Apple is pushing deep into original movies and TV shows.

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20:28
Melted permafrost floods entrance to the doomsday...

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was designed to be a repository should the worst happen and a disaster decimate crops around the world. But it was recently breached by floodwater from surrounding permafrost that melted after the hottest year on record...

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19:05
Uber responds to claims it charges what 'you...

Uber is in the midst of several lawsuits and has a controversial CEO leading the company. It also has to placate its own growing horde of dissatisfied drivers who complain that their revenue potential is dropping, even while Uber exaggerates how much...

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18:00
Google has a new way to call out poorly made Android...

Google's plan to improve the Android experience involves more than just tweaking the operating system. It also requires developers to up the quality of their work, and now Google has a new way to warn app creators whose work isn't up to snuff. Long...

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17:13
Execs from Apple, other tech firms to talk...




Immigration policies, government services modernization and integration with cutting edge Silicon Valley initiatives like machine learning are on the docket for next month's meeting of President Donald Trump's American Technology Council, according to a report.

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16:43
You don't have to register personal drones with...

In March, the FAA noted that over 100,000 hobby drone owners had registered their machines since the year began, bringing the total in the US over 770,000. Owners have filed their non-commercial UAVs with the agency ever since the DoT passed a law in...

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15:58
Data Forensics Company Recovers Notes Data Apple...

Files deleted from Apple’s Notes app shouldn’t be recoverable after 30 days, but the security and data forensics company Elcomsoft found they could access records that were deleted months—or even more than a year—ago. That sounds pretty bad, but recovering those files requires some pretty specific elements, including knowing your iCloud login and password.


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15:41
Apple blames third-party batteries for exploding...

Apple has refused to compensate an Australian woman who woke up on a flight to the sound of her Beats headphones exploding in her face. According to Australian site Adelaide Now, Apple says they have investigated the incident and determined that thir...

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15:18
A Stellar Concept Video for iOS 11 and the Rebirth...

The Particle Debris item of the week isn’t a written article. Instead it’s a concept video, a joint effort by Federico Vittici at MacStories and designer Sam Beckett in the UK. The reason it’s so cool is because it punctuates the hunger we all have for a new iOS on the iPad that leaves the past behind, truly enables and excites. John is excited, and you will be too. Plus: rebirth of the Mac.


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15:14
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production.

It’s Moogfest 2017 this week. That means we are getting some brand new hardware from the company and it didn’t disappoint. The latest Dave Smith polysynth is now shipping, more interesting Mac/iOS synths hit the market and some sweet deals on production apps are all on the bill this week… more…

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15:02
With the possibility of Apple Watch ‘smart straps,’...

The idea of a ‘smart straps’ platform for Apple Watch has been floating around for a while now. It’s something that other smartwatch makers have done and Apple itself has explored in patents. And this month there have been a few hints that make the prospect of smart bands a little more exciting with multiple reports saying Apple has been working on and testing blood sugar tracking technology for diabetes treatment…

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15:01
Latest Apple Park footage shows nighttime views of...




Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield is back with his monthly Apple Park construction update, this time showing off aerial views of the main "spaceship" building lit up at night.

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14:54
Stevie Wonder Plays Apple’s Annual Beer Bash, Here’s...

Apple brought Stevie Wonder in to play the company’s annual Beer Bash, and Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted an image of him hugging the artist onstage. The concert capped a week of activities highlighting Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Mr. Wonder, who is blind, has long endorsed Apple because of the company’s extensive accessibility features in macOS and iOS. Apple often brings in big names for its Beer Bash, a long tradition for the company. This is likely to be the last year the Beer Bash is held at Infinite Loop, as the company begins moving into Apple Park in the next few weeks. 9to5Mac rounded up some additional tweeted imaged from the event.

Thank you to the incomparable Stevie Wonder for lifting hearts and celebrating accessibility with us!...

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14:44
Facebook adds food ordering so you never have to...

The Facebook additions are coming fast and furious these days, with possible Instagram notifications, a revamped Marketplace, and a new visual style for comments. TechCrunch reports that the latest feature, rolling out to select users today, brings o...

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14:36
Dr. Mac Says He Can Save You an Hour a Day for Life...

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has a free course he says will save you an hour a day for the rest of your life. And it’s free. It’s a promotion for his new book, Working Smarter for Mac Users, a book about beating procrastination and being much more efficient with your Mac.


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14:10
How to shoot with zoom on iPhone 7 Plus (Apple Video)

Apple published another new video in its “Shoot with iPhone” series. This one is called “How to shoot with zoom on iPhone 7 Plus.” It offers two methods I don’t know you could use. The first is to single-tap your display for a 2x optical zoom. The second method is to touch and hold your display to scroll through your zoom until you get it where you want it. There are now 20 videos in this series, and they’re great resources for making the most of your iPhone’s camera.


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14:09
Apple adds 4 new videos to 'How to Shoot on...




Apple this week added four videos to the recently released "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" tutorial series, expanding the campaign to a total of 20 shorts centered around taking better photos with the flagship smartphone.

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14:08
Report: Cybersecurity Dangerously Lax at Mar-a-Lago


Internet security at Mar-a-Lago -- the private club President Trump owns and has dubbed the "Southern White House" -- is weak, based on a recent investigation. Trump has used the resort to meet with staffers and foreign heads of state on official business. In February, he took a call about a North Korean ballistic missile launch in Mar-a-Lago's dining room, with members and waiters present and able to overhear the conversation. In April, he tracked an attack he ordered on Syria from a makeshift situation room at Mar-a-Lago.

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14:03
Trump’s cybersecurity order delivers nothing but...

Remember that cybersecurity executive order we anticipated from the Trump administration, which seemed to quietly disappear in January?

The already-delayed deadline for Trump's EO on "the cyber" and his promise to create a cyber-review team passed l...

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13:57
AWT News Update: May 19, 2017

Thank Groot It's Friday! We come to the end of the week with stories about strangely persistent notes, iPhone owners who want another iPhone, and a "crapintosh". 

  • ElcomSoft finds that Apple is retaining those deleted notes a bit longer than 30 days...
  • Morgan Stanley finds that the iPhone retention rate is at 92 percent, up from last year's 86 percent, and analyst Katy Huberty sees no reason why the iPhone 8 shouldn't ship on schedule
  • Have $70 and a bit of time? Build a "crapintosh" that actually runs better than a brand new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

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How to shoot a one-handed selfie on iPhone 7 (Apple...

Apple posted a new video in its “Shoot with iPhone” series called “How to shoot a one-handed selfie on iPhone 7.” It offers the three steps needed to take a quick selfie with your iPhone (works with all iPhones running iOS 10). 1.) Swipe left from the lock screen. 2.) Switch to front-facing camera. 3.) Press either volume button to snap your selfie. There are now 20 videos in this series, and they’re great resources for making the most of your iPhone’s camera.


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Apple adds 4 new tutorials to ‘How to shoot on...

Apple earlier this month launched a new website and video series focused on helping users get the most out of their iPhone cameras, and today the company has further expanded the series with four new how-to videos…

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13:36
There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven...

There's a glimmer of hope for a specific subset of victims in the WannaCry hack. Security researchers have released a fix that gets rid of the ransomware and restores a device's files, though it only works on Windows XP to Windows 7, and only on comp...

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Audeze makes $2,495 earbuds only an audiophile could...

Audeze built a reputation on really good (and more portable) planar magnetic headphones. Back in September the company debuted its first in-ear model: the iSine. Despite looking somewhat like a mini TIE fighter, those bulkier earbuds do a solid job o...

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News: Apple denies responsibility for in-flight...

Apple has pointed to third-party batteries as the cause of a woman’s Beats headphones exploding on a plane in February, according to a report by the Australian Associated Press. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was sleeping on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne when she was woken up by the sound of an explosion and a burning sensation on her face. The woman’s face, hands, and hair were burned, and she sought compensation from…

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12:51
Apple allegedly retaining deleted iCloud notes past...

Russian software company ElcomSoft has made headlines in the past for making discoveries related to how Apple handles cloud data. Now, the company claims that Apple is holding onto deleted notes well past the thirty-day grace period during which they’re kept in the “Recently Deleted” folder…

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12:51
'Nex Machina' brings co-op robot slaughter...

Developer Housemarque's ode to Robotron: 2048, Nex Machina, finally has a release date: June 20th on both PC and PlayStation 4. And if you were a fan of what you played in the beta but thought it was missing something, maybe that je ne sais quoi was...

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12:50
Dude Makes $70 Hackintosh, and It Worked (Video)

Snazzy Labs made a hackintosh—a PC forced to run macOS—and they spent $70 doing it. And here’s the thing: it worked. To be fair, that $70 included buying a 5-year old PC sold by a hospital ($30), a broken SSD that actually works ($5), and a replacement used video card ($35) that usually costs $100 or more. It’s so budget, he called it a crapintosh, a fitting name. But, if he did it, you could do it. More importantly, he found the performance to be really good—better than a 13″ MacBook Pro in some cases. It’s not quiet, it’s ugly, but it worked and worked well, and that’s interesting. He even edited the 4K video we’ve embedded below with this five-year-old, $70 hackintosh.


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Friday 5: Things 3 is more than just a visual...

Yesterday Cultured Code released the long-awaited update to Things 2, aptly entitled Things 3. The third edition of Things features a significant design overhaul, and fundamentally changes the way you interact with the app’s many features. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough inside for a look at some of the app’s best new additions. more…

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12:30
Mellel 3.5.3

Maintenance release fixes a number of bugs in the word processor designed for long document writing. ($39 new, free update, 128 MB)

 

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12:28
Earth's radio signals may be protecting it from...

The Earth's atmosphere bears precious little resemblance to what it looked like at the start of the Industrial Revolution. As radio technology has advanced and spread, the signals that transmitters produce -- specifically the Very Low Frequency (VLF)...

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12:05
Federal agents used a Stingray to track an immigrant...

Investigators from Immigration and Custom Enforcement as well as the FBI have been using controversial cell-spoofing devices to secretly track down undocumented immigrants, court records show. According to a report the Detroit News, which obtained an...

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11:45
‘Destiny 2’ tackles the original’s biggest problem:...

The first time I played the original Destiny, I felt frustrated and annoyed. It was a fun online co-op team shooter but the game's narrative was insultingly shallow -- a poorly written space opera where a vague "darkness" was out to destroy a mysteri...

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11:40
Twitter warns phone numbers & emails associated...

Twitter announced earlier this year that its micro video sharing service Vine would transition into a simple camera app. Despite the transition, however, Twitter today is alerting Vine users that a bug briefly made phone numbers and emails associated with Vine accounts publicly visible…

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11:38
Almost all iPhone users will buy another iPhone,...

Put me in the “extremely likely” camp.

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11:28
Tim Cook is testing a new Apple Watch device that...

Tim Cook is not only acting CEO at Apple, but he’s also one of its beta testers.

This week, CNBC reported that Cook has been testing a new device that monitors his blood sugar levels. This glucose monitor is a prototype attached to Cook’s Apple Watch that can track how food consumption and exercise affects the CEO’s blood sugar levels.

Back in February, Cook told students at the University of Glasgow that he had been continuously wearing a glucose monitor, but did not confirm it whether it was an Apple prototype.

It’s mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar.

“It’s mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar,” Cook said. “There is lots of hope out there that if someone has constant knowledge of what they’re eating, they can instantly know what causes the response... and that they can...

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11:28
Tech companies are trying to crush mom-and-pop...

If you've ever wondered why nobody other than Apple is officially licensed to fix your iPhone, it's because the device titan has locked out everyone else from accessing manuals or spare parts. This pushes small electronics shops to buy used or counte...

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11:24
NFC on iPhone Can Be Unlocked, but Should You Care?

While NFC might always be limited to Apple Pay officially, more advanced users have been hoping the technology will be unlocked for other purposes. A popular jailbreak developer has done that, and Jeff Butts thinks it’s great for some and unimportant for most people.


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11:19
Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple...




Despite an Apple policy of permanently wiping deleted iCloud Notes older than 30 days, it appears to be possible to recover notes that are far older, a security firm said on Friday.

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11:14
9to5Rewards: Twelve South Action Sleeve for Apple...

This week’s 9to5Rewards comes from Twelve South, who is partnering with us to give away two of its new ActionSleeve Armbands for Apple Watch.

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11:05
Dutch King Willem-Alexander reveals secret flights...

Can you imagine sitting on a plane and hearing the pilot over the intercom, “Welcome to the flight, ladies and gentlemen…” And thinking to yourself, “Huh – that sounds like….naw…couldn’t be!”

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