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Monday December 11

15:00
TMO Background Mode Encore #2 Interview with Science...

Dr. Kiki Sanford is a neurophysiologist with a Ph.D from U.C. Davis. She’s a popular science communicator and creator of This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast and radio show. This is her third appearance on Background Mode. In this episode, Kiki and I once again get geeky with science: an in-depth discussion of 1) Whether it’s a bad idea for our AI agents to have human names, 2) How attitudes about some science affects all science budgeting, 3) The wholistic system effects of climate change, 4) A fascinating discussion about the human microbiome and how the digestion of key nutrients affects whole body health and 5) How astronomers use Pulsars to detect gravitational waves. Kiki has a special way of inspiring one to learn about … everything, so don’t miss this very special guest.


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15:00
Apple Lets Fake Ethereum Wallet Sneak into App Store...

Unfortunately, the US$4.99 app climbed to the #3 spot in Fiance apps, meaning a lot of people paid for a wallet that is potentially dangerous, and is at the very least unethical.


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14:51
Google releases two experimental photo apps for iOS




Google on Monday released a pair of "appsperiments" that provide new ways of capturing photographic images with smartphones like iPhone, while at the same time helping the search giant refine experimental software tools related to computer vision and artificial intelligence.

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14:42
GymKit makes US debut in New York City, more gyms...

Apple’s GymKit platform is making its United States debut. After initially rolling out in Australia and London, CNET today reports that GymKit support is live at its first American gym…

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14:14
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11...

Notable software releases this week include MarsEdit 4.0.1, Firefox 57.01, and Slack for Mac 3.0.

 

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14:14
ExtraBITS for 11 December 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is buying the Shazam audio-identification app, the Ai.Type keyboard for iOS and Android has leaked the data of over 31 million users, Apple’s ban on app templates is hurting small businesses, Apple has patched a HomeKit vulnerability, and the iPhone X’s reliance on new gestures has proved to be a complex topic.

 

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14:12
Google’s research team releases two new experimental...

Inspired by the success of Motion Stills, Google is releasing more photography apps built on experimental technology. Today, Google is launching two new “appsperimentals” for iOS that take advantage of recent phone and computer vision advancements.

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14:00
Apple Buys Shazam To Boost Apple Music

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Apple agreed to acquire music-identification service Shazam, taking ownership of one of the first apps to demonstrate the power of the iPhone, recognizing songs after hearing just a few bars of a tune. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but a person familiar with the situation said Apple is paying about $400 million for the U.K.-based startup. That would be one of Apple's largest acquisitions ever, approaching the size of its 1996 purchase of Next Computer Inc. which brought co-founder Steve Jobs back to the company. That transaction would be worth more than $600 million in today's dollars. The Shazam app uses the microphone on a smartphone or computer to identify almost any song playing nearby, then points users to places they can listen to it in future, such as Apple Music or Google's YouTube.

"Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our...

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13:55
GymKit for Apple Watch makes North American premiere




GymKit -- Apple's platform for two-way sync between an Apple Watch and cardio equipment -- is now available at a lone gym in New York City, having previously grabbed toeholds in Australia and England.

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13:45
Apple Found a Hipster Willing to Cut His Beard to...

Apple made a new commercial by shaving off a hipster model’s beard a little bit at a time and assembling it stop-motion style into a video to demonstrate Face ID.


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13:35
AWT News Update: December 11, 2017

IMAGE VIA HOWSTUFFWORKS.COM

A light news day today after the big stories about Shazam, macOS 11.3.3 beta, and so on.

  • Three US airlines are banning "smart luggage", luggage with lithium-ion battery packs built-in
  • A fake cryptocurrency app was removed from the App Store after the operators of a legitimate Ethereum wallet service complained to Apple about the fake
  • Beginning in April of 2018, US and Canadian citizens will no longer need to sign for purchases made with American Express, MasterCard or Discover debit and credit cards...or Apple Pay payments made with those cards

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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13:09
Apple's latest iPhone X ads concentrate on Face...




Apple on Monday debuted three new 15-second video spots for the $999 iPhone X, once again looking to lure in shoppers during the critical holiday season.

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12:51
Apple responds to latest report claiming the iTunes...

Digital Music News today reports that Apple is “on schedule” to rid the iTunes Store Music Store of downloads by 2019.

The report explains that the move to phase out music downloads has been in place since 2016, but in a statement to 9to5Mac, Apple denies the report and simply says “it’s not true.”

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12:40
Review: Hooke Verse Bluetooth Binaural 3D Audio...

Earlier this month, we visited the New York Audio Show. We hoped we'd find some audio gear to write about on iLounge, but didn't find much that would be relevant to normal people — though the stereo systems on display at the NYAS were amazing, many of them cost more than some people's homes. There are worse ways to spend a Saturday, for sure, but we found something interesting in the most unexpected place: on our way out the door, we noticed a small booth showing what appeared to be Bluetooth headphones by a company called Hooke. We stopped by to chat with the founder about his product, and we're happy we did. The Hooke Verse ended up being one of the most unique headphones we've ever used — it's not just a headphone, it's a head-mounted microphone array.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:28
Google releases iOS 11.1.2 exploit details,...

Last week, news of a Google-found iOS exploit caught the attention of the developer community and opened up the potential for the first iOS 11 jailbreak. Now, the kernel vulnerability has been publicly shared.

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12:00
Gear: Belkin USB-C Car Charger

Belkin’s new USB-C Car Charger takes the traditional car charger up a notch by adding USB-PD Fast Charging capabilities for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users. The minimalist car charger features a USB-C port that you can connect a standard Apple USB-C to Lightning cable to to juice up your iPhone at the fastest speeds possible. it’s a great solution if you’re a busy iPhone user who is always hopping in and out of you car…

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11:47
Not just music: Apple's purchase of Shazam will...




While most of the focus on Apple's purchase of Shazam notes the music and audio recognition engine, the company also has a machine learning vision system and an augmented reality product currently in use in the advertising industry to deliver product visualizations, and 360-degree videos.

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11:13
PSA: Three US Airlines to Start Banning Smart Luggage

The ban will be put into effect on January 15.


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11:09
Lowe's is selling a two-port Anker power bank...

Lowe's has a nice deal today on an Anker Power Bank charger. For $17, you can get a 10,400 mAH Anker portable charger from the big-box store. This is about $11 cheaper than the price you can find on Amazon, and $10 off Lowe's usual price.

This charger comes with two USB ports, and supports high-speed charging via Anker's PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies. Anker claims this Power Bank can charge the iPhone 6 up to four times, the Samsung Galaxy S6 up to three times, or the iPad Air once. Each port pumps out a maximum of 2.4 amps each. The Power Bank only comes in black, and it has indicator lights on the side to show how much power the device has left.

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10:57
External Link: Apple Buys the Shazam Audio-...

Apple has confirmed that it is purchasing the popular Shazam app, which identifies songs, TV shows, movies, and ads by their audio signatures. Apple reportedly paid about $400 million for the company and said that it has “exciting plans in store” for Shazam. You can already ask Siri “What’s playing?” to identify audio with Shazam, so it’s unclear what additional integration Apple has in mind.

 

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10:57
External Link: Apple Buys the Shazam Audio-...

Apple has confirmed that it is purchasing the popular Shazam app, which identifies songs, TV shows, movies, and ads by their audio signatures. Apple reportedly paid about $400 million for the company and said that it has “exciting plans in store” for Shazam. You can already ask Siri “What’s playing?” to identify audio with Shazam, so it’s unclear what additional integration Apple has in mind.

 

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10:54
Apple pulls fake cryptocurrency app that hit #3 on...




An impostor app pretending to belong to MyEtherWallet.com has been removed from the App Store, but not before it managed to secure an ad and climb to third place in the store's Finance category over the weekend.

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10:51
DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of Swift Publisher 5

If you’re looking for an easier way to create standard print pieces, check out this week’s DealBITS drawing for a chance to win a copy of BeLight Software’s Swift Publisher 5.

 

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10:48
3D Print Thing Apple Watch Stand From The Addams...

Creator Mike von Rotz made an Apple Watch stand inspired by Thing from The Addams Family. As fans know, Thing is a disembodied hand that crawls around and performs various services for the family. It started when Mike found a free hand model from TurboSquid. He then configured it using Autodesk Maya to move it into the correct position. Printing it took about 19 hours, and the final model stands 6.6 inches (17 cm). You can find a free file on Thingiverse. It’s just a simple, plain white hand, but if you’re good at painting you can customize it to your liking.


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10:28
Apple starts testing cycle anew with first macOS...




Apple has launched a single beta for the next point updates of its operating systems, with the first developer's release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.

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10:22
Apple AI Team Gives Demo of Self-Driving Technology

Apple usually avoids talking about its projects, but it also wants to reassure researchers that you can still publish papers as an employee.


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10:21
Jony Ive’s Return to Products and Bitcoin’s Recent...

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join guest-host Dave Hamilton to discuss Jony Ive’s returned focus on products at Apple. Also: Bitcoin surged… why?


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10:07
Apple donates $1M to southern California fire relief




Apple is donating $1 million to assist in "rebuilding and recovery" efforts for southern California, following the latest rash of wildfires in the region.

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10:02
Apple is donating $1 million to help with fire aid...

tweet by KTLA’s Rich DeMuro notes that Apple is donating $1 million to help with fire aid in southern California. The tech giant had this to say:

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the fires in Southern California, including our colleagues, friends, and their families. Apple is donating $1 million to aid in the rebuilding and recovery efforts of the communities that have been impacted.

A hillside glows with embers as the Thomas fire burns through Los Padres National Forest near Ojai, Calif.  (AP)

The fires have destroyed about 800 homes and other buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced more than 200,000 people to flee since Dec. 4. Late last week, the fire swept through the San Luis Rey Training Facility, where it killed more than 40...

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10:00
Google Releases Tool To Help iPhone Hackers

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, writing for Motherboard: Google has released a powerful tool that can help security researchers hack and find bugs in iOS 11.1.2, a very recent version of the iPhone operating system. The exploit is the work of Ian Beer, one of the most prolific iOS bug hunters, and a member of Google Project Zero, which works to find bugs in all types of software, including that not made by Google. Beer released the tool Monday, which he says should work for "all devices." The proof of concept works only for those devices he tested -- iPhone 7, 6s and iPod touch 6G -- "but adding more support should be easy," he wrote. Last week, Beer caused a stir among the community of hackers who hack on the iPhone -- also traditionally known as jailbreakers -- by announcing that he was about to publish an exploit for iOS 11.1.2. Researchers reacted with excitement as they realized the tool would make jailbreaking and security research much easier.

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09:54
Apple to buy music-recognition app Shazam

After rumors started swirling around a few days ago, Apple has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is indeed buying the music-recognition app Shazam. The acquisition price was not revealed, but is reportedly around $400 million. That’s a far cry from the Shazam valuation of $1 billion the company was claiming in its last round of fundraising (in 2015), but the world of streaming music services has evolved since then.

Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr made the following statement to BuzzFeed News:

To read this article in full, please click here

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09:52
Apple is buying the Shazam music recognition app/...

Apple has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that last week’s rumor was true: it’s acquiring Shazam, the popular music recognition app that’s used by more than 100 million people each month to identify music, get song lyrics, and more.

Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr has this to say in a statement to BuzzFeed News: “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Today, it’s used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms. Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s...

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09:45
News: Report: Apple acquiring music recognition app...

Apple is close to acquiring Shazam, the app that lets users identify songs, movies, TV shows and commercials by using a small portion of the audio or images, TechCrunch reports. Sources said the deal could be announced as early as today, with one claiming Apple could pay more than $400 million for the company. The app has been downloaded more than a billion times, but hasn’t been turning much of a profit. The app already integrates with Siri…

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09:36
Check out our deals on JS Innovations wireless...

The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all have a feature that brings an extra level of convenience to charging -- they're Qi-compatible, which means that they can use any Qi charger for wireless charging. Just lay your iPhone onto the charger and it is quickly charged up, all without needing a cable. We have some great deals on wireless iPhone charging docks from JS Innovations, starting with the popular Tilt Dock for $52.50

The Tilt Dock has a rotating design so that you can charge your iPhone in a flat position or have it propped up for easy use while it's charging. All of the JS wireless charging docks use a 3-coil design to quickly charge your iPhone without needing to have perfect alignment on the dock.

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09:29
News: Apple trying to block shareholder votes on...

After going to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to ask for permission to exclude a shareholder proposal mandating more diversity hires, Apple is asking the SEC for a similar pass to dodge votes on proposals about climate issue and human rights concerns, Reuters reports. In a letter to the SEC, Apple argued that at least four of the proposals it has fielded from shareholders relate to “ordinary business” and can be left off the…

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09:11
Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for...




Apple on Monday confirmed that it has purchased popular service Shazam, an app that listens for and identifies songs. It was rumored that the deal was for about $400 million, but no official sale price was given.

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09:04
Apple may fix aging battery issues, prevent random...




It appears that some iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s family devices may see slower processing speeds as a result of a battery that has reached the end of its operational life, with some users getting a speed-up upon replacement -- but the slow-down and consequent speed-up isn't universal, and there may be other factors at work.

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08:46
News: Jony Ive returns to leadership position on...

After handing off some of his day-to-day management responsibilities while Apple constructed its new campus, Jony Ive is back in direct charge of the product design teams, Bloomberg reports. Ive was named Chief Design Officer in 2015 after spending years as Senior Vice President of Design, handing off many of his management tasks to Vice President of Industrial Design Richard Howarth and Vice President of User Interface Design Alan Dye. But now, “with…

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08:14
News: Apple provides look at how self-driving car...

Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Apple’s director of artificial intelligence research, shared some new details about the company’s AI developments that all seemed to revolve around self-driving cars, Wired reports. During a lunch talk at tech conference, Salakhutdinov discussed how the company is creating detailed 3D maps, teaching vehicles to navigate in unfamiliar areas and using camera and sensor data to spot cars, pedestrians and other obstacles…

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08:01
Apple Watch Series 3 shipments predicted to rise to...




Shipments of the Apple Watch Series 3 could rise as much as 20 percent next year to between 23 and 25 million units, according to new industry predictions.

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07:30
News: Daily Deal: Green Monday Sale — VPN Unlimited...

It’s Green Monday, and today you can pick up a Lifetime Subscription to VPN Unlimited for an extra 40% off using the coupon code GREEN40, making the final price only $18. Providing users with access to a secure virtual private network (VPN) for securing traffic when surfing from public Wi-Fi access points, VPN Unlimited lets you connect to any website anywhere that you have Internet access, bypassing restricted web content and protecting your…

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07:26
News: Apple’s efforts to ban template-based apps...

Apple’s efforts to purge clone and spam apps from the App Store by banning those created by a “commercialized template or app generation service” has ended up driving small businesses off the platform as well, TechCrunch reports. While lots of template-generated apps are generic and don’t provide much in the way of functionality for users, many others are created by services that cater to businesses, churches, and other organizations…

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07:19
Apple enterprise sales channels gearing up,...




AppleInsider has learned that enterprise sales staff within Apple have begun asking long-time clients about what "custom configurations" of the iMac Pro that they may seek, and are making preparations to take orders for the device as soon as this week.

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07:16
External Link: Ai.Type Keyboard for iOS and Android...

The third-party keyboard company Ai.Type has inadvertently leaked data from over 31 million iOS and Android users, including names, phone numbers, and information associated with social media profiles. Unfortunately, because many third-party keyboards need full access to your data, it’s not particularly surprising that one of them would have been hacked or, as in this case, accidentally revealed user information. If you use Ai.Type, you might want to delete it now, and if you rely instead on other third-party keyboards to which you’ve granted full access, consider the potential problems if they were to leak data as well.

 

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07:00
VPN Unlimited 3-Year Subscription: $18

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together an even better deal for VPN Unlimited. The service features unlimited bandwidth, servers in more than 50 countries, and more. It’s normally $29.99, but coupon code GREEN40 drops it down to $18, the best deal we’ve had on this company’s service.


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06:49
Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on...




Apple is reportedly looking to block at least four shareholder proposals ahead of its annual meeting in early 2018, including ones involving human rights and greenhouse gas pollution.

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06:39
Former Apple India exec joins Meta, an augmented...

Former Apple India Managing Director Maneesh Dhir has joined Meta, which specializes in augmented reality, as its new chief operating officer. Previously, at Apple India, he was responsible for expanding Apple’s retail presence, raising the customer experience, and growing the company’s India business.

Prior to working at Apple, Dhir served as executive vice president – international at America Online (AOL). He previously held the position of vice president and general manager of the Application Platform division at Netscape (Netscape was acquired by AOL in 1999). Earlier in his career, he was part of the leadership team for KIVA Software, an Internet start-up that was acquired by Netscape in 1997.

In December 2016, Meta began shipping its Meta 2 Development Kit to select individual and enterprise developers. The Meta 2 delivers an immersive experience  and enables users to interact with holograms with their...

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06:30
After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399...




While Apple's HomePod couldn't reach store shelves before the end of 2017, Google's competing Home Max speaker has arrived right on time, with orders now being accepted at Best Buy and shipping in time for Christmas.

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06:29
∞ Two opposing headlines, Woz, and the iPhone X

Apple founder Steve Wozniak was in Australia to speak at the Pivot Summit in Geelong, Victoria. Woz was asked his feelings about the iPhone X. What spun out of that short talk was a series of headlines, like:

“Woz Slams The iPhone X, Confirms Google Is Taking Advantage Of Consumers”, from ChannelNews, and “Apple iPhone X not what Steve Wozniak wants” from the The Australian.

At the same time, 9to5Mac ran this take on the exact same event:

Speaking at the Pivot Summit in Geelong, Victoria today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared a few new tidbits about his experience with the iPhone X so far and his thoughts on Face ID vs. Touch ID. Woz also offered up a few anecdotes about his years working with Steve Jobs. Wozniak is one of several speakers at the one day conference focused on providing insight about emerging technology.

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06:12
Apple wants to omit four shareholder proposals from...

Apple’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in early 2018, and some the company’s activist shareholders want the meeting to debate and vote on climate change and human rights issues. However, the tech giant has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the authority to omit at least four such proposals.

CEO Tim Cook is pictured at Apple’s 2017 AGM meeting. — Photo courtesy of Reuters.

In letters to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last month, an attorney for the California computer maker argued at least four shareholder proposals relate to “ordinary business” and therefore can be left off the proxy Apple is expected to publish early next year, ahead of its annual meeting, reports...

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06:06
India not likely to cave to Apple's taxation,...




Apple and India are once again at loggerheads about expanding iPhone manufacture in the company, and the country's taxation authority is not likely to concede to demands for more slack in local part sourcing requirements, a lighter tax burden on imported components, or the call for governmental assistance with capital investment.

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06:04
Apple wants India to defer a planning increase in...

As it looks to expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, Apple has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts, but the government is unlikely to accede.

The Cupertino, California-based company has been in talks with Indian officials for months, seeking “pre-requisites” — government tax breaks and incentives — for expanding its operations in India. The tech giant wants the company to defer an existing policy that plans to levy taxes on more imported mobile components in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” drive to boost domestic manufacturing. However, India it has told Apple there’ll be no policy exemptions and be no tax breaks on parts imports, reports Reuters.

The tech giant also wants the government of India to relax labelling rules so that it...

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05:58
External Link: Apple’s Ban on App Templates Is...

In June 2017, Apple updated its App Store rules to prohibit templated or generated apps, a move that seemed to be aimed at reducing spam apps. Now Apple is warning app template makers who serve small businesses — restaurants, fitness studios, and more — that it will start rejecting their apps on 1 January 2018. App templates and generators are used by small businesses who lack the resources to develop their own apps from scratch. Unfortunately, some of these app makers are already having to shut their doors due to Apple’s change in rule enforcement. Apple’s move has drawn the attention of Representative Ted Lieu (D, CA), who has asked the company to reconsider.

 

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05:53
iPhone 6s running slow? Consider replacing your...

Reddit:

My iPhone 6S has been very slow these past few weeks, and even after updating multiple times, it was still slow. Couldn’t figure out why, but just thought that iOS 11 was still awful to me. Then I used my brother’s iPhone 6 Plus and his was… faster than mine? This is when I knew something was wrong. So, I did some research, and decided to replace my battery. Wear level was somewhere around 20% on my old battery. I did a Geekbench score, and found I was getting 1466 Single and 2512 Multi. This did not change wether I had low power mode on or off. After changing my battery, I did another test to check if it was just a placebo. Nope. 2526 Single and 4456 Multi. From what I can tell, Apple slows down phones when their battery gets too low, so you can still have a full days charge. This also means your phone might be very slow for no discernible reason. Check your Geekbench scores and see what you get if your phone is still slow!

I would love to get an official...

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05:52
Apple Looks to New SEC Guidance as Tool for...

Reuters reported that Apple has asked the SEC for permission to skip four shareholder proposals under the premise they’re part of Apple’s “ordinary business.”


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05:45
∞ Apple posts how to send and receive money using...

[VIDEO] Apple’s official how-to video on using Apple Pay and Messages to send and receive cash is embedded in the main Loop post. It’s short and focused. Learn how Apple Pay Cash works in just about a minute.

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05:37
Phil Schiller on the nuance of Face ID, HomePod...

From the Bright.nl exclusive interview:

Schiller has a quick answer to the commentary that other smartphone makers had a face or iris recognition before Apple did: “They all stink.”

He nuances: “They don’t work in all the ways we need Face ID to work. We’re very aware that through the years this simple thing, the Home button, that started as the way you click to get to the Home screen, grew into doing so many things for us. We added Touch ID, it took you to the multitasking screen, paged Siri, activated Apple Pay. All through this one mechanical button.

So for Face ID we needed the best way we know of to enable us to easily unlock our device with our face, in a protected way with the Secure Enclave, and support all these other things. We had to solve all of that. Other things that people have tried with face haven’t been anything like that. Face ID is a very unique implementation.”

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05:25
Fake MyEtherWallet app made it to #3 in App Store...

A fake app pretending to be from MyEtherWallet somehow made it through Apple’s app review process and became the third most popular finance app over the weekend.

At this point, it’s not clear whether the app is just trying to make money by selling a $4.99 version of open-source software, or is a scam attempting to steal ETH and other crypto coins …

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05:24
Android to iPhone: What I’ve liked about switching...

This is a two part series, written by David Ruddock, Android Police.

The first part, titled, I’ve never used an iPhone, part one: Switching to the iPhone X and first thoughts, ran a few weeks ago.

The second part, titled, Android to iPhone, part two: What I’ve liked about switching to the iPhone X, ran last week.

There’s a lot to process in these two posts. Some of the comments reflect someone new to the iPhone X and new to iOS. But all in all, solid takes, both the negative and positive.

A couple of highlights from the most recent post:

When I first started using iMessage, I immediately appreciated how much it modernized my texting experience (I do a fair bit of...

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05:00
Dr. Mac’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Part II

As he promised last week, Dr. Mac has a bunch more great gift ideas for geeks you love. 

 


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05:00
Always-on voice and an 'iServe' would be a...

Months ago Google released a Chrome extension that enables always-on voice search from a desktop. When Google.com is open, just say "Ok Google" and then your search term. This always-on voice search is in the right direction for what we should expect from our computing devices. 

This is something an Apple home/small officer server — which I call the "iServe" — would be useful for implementing throughout a home or office. Imagine a range of iServe appliances, all based on the Mac mini form factor, that provide services throughout homes such as always-on With microphones distributed throughout a home, it would be easy and useful to have this capability.

Apparently, Apple has at least investigating the idea of an iHome-like device. The company has filed for a parent (number 20130097286) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for pairing a media server and a media client. The patent (see the graphic) involves a system for use in presenting media content that includes...

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04:52
Apple asks SEC for authority to skip shareholder...

Apple’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place early next year, and as usual some proposals have been put forward by activist shareholders. They want the meeting to debate and vote on climate change and human rights issues.

But Apple has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the authority to omit at least four such proposals, citing recent guidance as justification …

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04:30
MacClean can help you easily free up disk space on...

By Aaron Lee

iMobie's MacClean is a cleaner app made to keep Macs running "right and light." It's designed to allow you to free up disk space, enhance your browsing experience, and more.

MacClean comes in handy with a simple interface those who need to quickly deal with accumulated junk (generally unused files and incompatible apps) clustered on hard drive. 

It allows users to configure which files to clean and remove. Plus, MacClean has collected nine cleaning and maintenance utilities in one place, so that users can makes a complete cleanup for large and old files, duplicates, apps, Photo library, language files, extensions, add-ons, and more.

Whether users want to remove junk files from Safari, Firefox or Google chrome, MacClean offers a one-stop solution without heading over to various browsers to clean cookies, history, caches and more one by one. The app also helps users...

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04:09
Jony Ive’s Return to Apple Design Team Caps a Good...

Instead of working on new product design, Sir Jony focused on Apple’s tribute to the late Steve Jobs, Apple Park, but now he’s back in the product design saddle.


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04:01
Indian government likely to reject Apple’s request...

Apple and the Indian government are reportedly clashing over plans to expand iPhone production in the country.

Wistron assembles iPhone SE models in India for Apple, but the components are all imported. Under a current agreement, most of these components can be brought into the country tax-free, but the government wants to impose import tariffs on more of them as a way to encourage more local manufacturing …

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04:00
How to use Do Not Disturb in iOS 11

iOS 11 has a useful Do Not Disturb feature that you should really use when you’re behind the wheel. The operating system can “sense” when you might be driving and help keep you from being distracted by calls, texts, and notifications. 

Go to Settings › Do Not Disturb, then tap Activate under the Do Not Disturb While Driving heading. Or add it to Control Center for quicker access.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 11, 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

NTT Resonant has released RagnaQuest. It’s a free role-playing game allows you to immerse yourself in a charming Norse tale full of adventure, comedy, and Valkyries. Fight alongside hundreds of gods and mythical heroes in real-time battles, and stand up against fate to save the gods, and the world.

tvOS

SiriusXM has announced that SiriusXM's 200-plus channels of world class audio entertainment are now available on the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation) via the SiriusXM app. It gives subscribers away to access its extensive lineup of...

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03:15
Jony Ive to return to leadership post with Apple’s...

The master is returning to head up Apple’s design team.

Per Bloomberg, Apple’s chief design officer, Jony Ive, has reportedly resumed management of the company’s design team, in a move that should influence the direction of future products.

The news came from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman after Apple removed both Alan Dye and Richard Howarth from its Leadship profiles page. The pair had taken over daily affairs when Ive assumed the Chief Design Officer position in 2015.

While it’s presumed that both Dye and Howard are still with Apple, it’s unknown what their new roles will be once Ive resumes his previous duties.

Ive is credited with major design influences on products such as the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. In recent years though he has turned his attention to revamping Apple stores and finishing Apple Park.

Since those projects are largely complete, Ive is likely once again free to exercise a direct hand in hardware and software design.

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03:00
Rumor: Apple looking to acquire Shazam, could add...

With Spotify gradually moving towards a public offering, it seems that Apple is looking to acquire yet another music property. Sources close to the story have stated that Apple is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular app that lets people identify any song, TV show, film or advertisement in seconds, by listening to an audio clip or a visual fragment, and then takes you to content relevant to that search.

It’s been said that the deal is being signed this week, and will be announced on Monday, although that could always change.

One source has stated that the deal could take place for around £300 million ($401 million). Other figures that have been cited are lower than the $1.02 billion (according to PitchBook) post-money valuation Shazam had in its last funding round, in 2015.

Shazam has raised $143.5 million in capital from investors that include Kleiner Perkins, London’s DN Capital, IVP and strategic investors Sony Music, Universal Music and Access...

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03:00
GeForce Now beta impressions: Streaming PC games to...

Macs see a fair number of new games—enough for us to comfortably pick 10 strong options for our monthly roundup, at least—but the selection still lags well behind Windows PCs. Release parity has gradually climbed over the past few years, but while we get a lot more indie games day-and-date with or soon after their PC counterparts, most big-budget, AAA games arrive late on Mac, if at all.

Hopefully that situation continues to improve over time, but Nvidia has another solution in mind: PC games streamed over the internet to your Mac with minimal delay. It’s a service called GeForce Now, and it’s currently available in a free, open beta for Mac. Essentially, Nvidia has powerful, GTX 1080 GPU-equipped servers running high-end Windows games remotely, and you can stream them directly to your Mac over a strong connection.

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01:31
Gene therapy gives 'bubble babies' immune...

Initial results from a new gene therapy technique suggest it could open the doors to a cure for "bubble baby" disease. Lacking the ability to ward off even the most common infections, infants born with the genetic disorder -- known as severe combined...

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Sunday December 10

21:30
B&H's Green Monday sale delivers 15"...




Green Monday deals are here and B&H is slashing 2017 15" MacBook Pros by up to $400. Or pick up a top of the line 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 460 graphics for $2,599 ($900 off). Apple's 13" MacBook Pro is also up to $450 off, while iPads start at just $299. For the action enthusiast, GoPro 4K cameras are as low as $199 today as well. All with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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20:51
IPhone X delivery times improve worldwide, down to 1...




Apple this weekend updated its regional online stores to reflect improvements in iPhone X availability, which is now shipping in as few as one to three days in some locations.

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14:27
Top iOS Apps of 2017: Bitmoji Beats Snapchat,...

An anonymous reader quotes CNN:
Apple has unveiled its list of most downloaded iOS apps of the year, and topping the list is free custom emoji app Bitmoji... Bitmoji soared to the top of the list, thanks to an integration with Snapchat. (Snapchat's parent company acquired Bitmoji last year for an unknown amount)... Users must download the Bitmoji app to use it with Snapchat.

Fittingly, the main Snapchat app took second place, despite a tough year on Wall Street that was attributed to slow user growth. Snapchat was the most downloaded app of 2016. Google's YouTube took the number three spot this year, while Facebook's Messenger and Instagram placed fourth and fifth, respectively.


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09:35
PSA: If you have an older iPhone with slow...

One longstanding complaint from iPhone users is how their device slows down over time, specifically as the device ages and Apple releases new software updates. A Reddit thread has emerged this weekend with some interesting theories as to why this may happen…

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08:18
Hands On: Keyboard Maestro 8.0.4 speeds up working...




The keyboard and keystroke automation tool update brings along more than 100 new and refined features.

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03:44
Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Good Smartwatches Or...

"What's your opinion on the current state of smartwatches?" asks long-time Slashdot reader rodrigoandrade. He's been researching both smartwatches and fitness trackers, and shares his own opinions:
- Manufacturers have learnt from Moto 360 that people want round smartwatches that actually look like traditional watches, with a couple of glaring exceptions....
- Android Wear 2.0 is a thing, not vaporware. It's still pretty raw (think of early Android phones) but it works well. The LG Sport Watch is the highest-end device that supports it.
- LTE-enabled smartwatches finally allow you to ditch your smartphone, if you wish. Just pop you nano SIM in it and party on. The availability is still limited to a few SKUs in some countries, and they're ludicrously expensive, but it's getting there.
Keep reading for his assessment of four high-end choices -- and share your own opinions in the comments.

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00:33
FX will turn podcast hit 'Welcome to Night Vale...

It's not just Amazon hoping a podcast's success will translate to a TV series. FX has reached a deal with Sony Pictures Television to turn Welcome to Night Vale into a TV show. Most of the details haven't been nailed down, but Better Call Saul exec...

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Saturday December 9

20:55
Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation...

Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username -- xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be quite so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that's been a big problem when your PSN name has always been...

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19:54
Apple opens larger, relocated store in Raleigh'...




Apple on Saturday held a grand opening for a newly relocated retail store in Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall, replacing an outlet that first opened more than ten years ago.

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19:53
Apple AI director talks advances in machine learning...




Apple's director of AI research, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, gave peers a small glimpse into the company's self-driving platform this week, discussing some internal projects at the NIPS machine learning conference.

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19:02
Andy Rubin returns to Essential amid questions over...

Android mastermind Andy Rubin is back at the helm of Essential after his surprise personal leave... although you could argue that he never really left. Recode has learned that Rubin is back "less than two weeks" after the company announced that he'd...

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17:33
Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get...

Google Maps will make taking the train or the bus in places you're visiting a lot less stressful: according to TechCrunch, the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it's time to get off. Once th...

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17:10
MarsEdit 4.0.1

Major new release for the blog editor brings a refined new look, an improved editor, and enhanced WordPress support. ($49.95 new, free update, 14.5 MB)

 

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16:01
'Jessica Jones' season 2 reaches Netflix...

To say that the second season of Jessica Jones has been a long time in coming would be an understatement. Netflix premiered the first season of the investigator-turned-superhero show in November 2015, and it committed to a second season at the start...

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15:47
Apple’s AI director offers more information about...

Apple machine learning efforts have been highlighted in the past, but the company’s artificial intelligence director dove deeper during a speech this week. As outlined by Wired, Ruslan Salakhutdinov took the stage to offer a closer look at how Apple is using machine learning…

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13:35
Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a...




LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user -- and AppleInsider has been using it daily for the last two months.

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10:00
This week’s top stories: Zero-day HomeKit...

In this week’s top stories: Jony Ive returns to his post at the top of design management, Apple Pay Cash begins to rollout, a zero-day HomeKit vulnerability, an iOS 12 wishlist imagines what next year’s update could look like, and more. more…

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09:55
Review: Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse – Thinking...

I have never been particularly fond of any of Apple’s mice. I appreciate the company’s dedication to simplicity when it comes to their products, but for my uses which include design and gaming, Apple focuses entirely too much on form over functionality.

As someone who frequently has multiple apps running at the same time, I find Mission Control (formerly Exposé) to be one of my favorite and one of the most useful features of macOS, and I like to use a third-party mouse that has extra buttons with my Mac so that I can program them for Mission Control’s window commands (specifically, Mission Control, Application Windows, and Show Desktop).

This makes switching between Photoshop documents or getting to a file on my desktop as simple as a mouse click. That’s why I decided to go against the grain, so to speak, and try the Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse. ...

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08:57
Apple gets into the holiday spirit w/ Beer Bash...

In celebration of the holiday season, Apple last night threw a Beer Bash event with singer Gwen Stefani. Apple generally throws these concerts as a perk to employees and on a semi-annual basis. Many employees in attendance last night took to Twitter to share the experience…

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07:10
Firefox 57.01

Brings speed enhancements, revamped user interface, and improved memory usage. (Free, 52.5 MB)

 

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05:58
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Dec....

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Dec. 4-8.

Folks like to complain about Siri, but it delivered the highest percentage of perfectly completed device responses in both quiet and noisy environments, according to a survey of 500 folks by CBT Nuggets, which specializes in online IT training videos and IT certification.  

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo calls the AirPods the "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem” and predicts Apple could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the wireless headphones in 2018.

Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, a startup that with...

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05:22
Gift Guide: Family fun games and accessories for...

The Apple device ecosystem has heralded new ways for creative game makers to realise their vision, often by combining physical elements with apps, to form engaging and addictive experiences. Most of this guide leans on casual gaming where a whole family can join in together, but there’s also a consideration for the serious side of games too.

We feature the endearing Beasts of Balance, the Osmo game system, MFI game controllers and more. Read on after the jump for the full list.

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Friday December 8

21:16
This week on AI: Apple may buy Shazam, 2018 iPhone...




Word that Apple might buy Shazam capped off a week which saw the release of several important OS updates, more 2018 iPhone rumors, and the long-promised arrival of Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV.

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21:10
Slack for Mac 3.0

Major new release improves speed and memory usage when working with multiple workspaces. (Free, 71 MB)

 

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21:01
Try not to puke while playing 'Wipeout' in...

Wipeout might be one of the most ill-suited games for virtual reality, featuring high-speed races with brilliant flashing lights and neon streaks -- but it's coming to PlayStation VR anyway. Wipeout Omega Collection will get a free VR mode in early 2...

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18:43
Apple celebrates holidays with Beer Bash featuring...




To ring in the holidays, Apple on Friday invited employees to attend a semi-annual Beer Bash at its Cupertino, Calif., campus, where singer Gwen Stefani showed up to perform a few cuts off her new holiday album.

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17:03
Apple releases Turi Create framework on GitHub to ‘...

Apple this week has shared the framework for Turi Create on GitHub. This framework, Apple says, should make it easier for developers to build machine learning models.

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16:45
Zero-Day iOS HomeKit Vulnerability Allowed Remote...

Apple has issued a fix to a vulnerability that allowed unauthorized control of accessories, including smart locks and garage door openers. "Our understanding is Apple has rolled out a server-side fix that now prevents unauthorized access from occurring while limiting some functionality, and an update to iOS 11.2 coming next week will restore that full functionality," reports 9to5Mac. From the report: The vulnerability, which we won't describe in detail and was difficult to reproduce, allowed unauthorized control of HomeKit-connected accessories including smart lights, thermostats, and plugs. The most serious ramification of this vulnerability prior to the fix is unauthorized remote control of smart locks and connected garage door openers, the former of which was demonstrated to 9to5Mac. The issue was not with smart home products individually but instead with the HomeKit framework itself that connects products from various companies. The vulnerability required at least one iPhone or...

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16:14
Type ‘let it snow’ into the Apple Store app on iOS...

Apple is getting into the holiday spirit this year. The company recently released an update to its Apple Store app on iOS, and hidden in that update is a neat little easter egg…

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