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Monday February 19

07:42
Huge crack in glass of flagship Chicago Apple Store...

A huge crack in the glass at Apple’s flagship retail store in Chicago has been present now for several weeks, and appears to be growing …

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07:32
∞ How iFixit became the world’s best iPhone teardown...

[VIDEO] This is a terrific story, well told by Jason Koebler and the Motherboard team. From the video description:

Every year there’s a race to become the first to tear down the phone, with teams from around the world flying to Australia—where it’s first released—to compete to be the first to look inside the world’s most coveted new phone.

This video (embedded in the main Loop post) is riveting, well worth your time. If this sort of thing interests you, you might check out this Twitter thread, where Jason tells the story about dropping his MacBook, cracking the screen, and encountering iFixit for the first time.

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07:23
∞ Hey Apple, I lost my drone on your roof. Can I get...

[VIDEO] Matthew Roberts (the guy who posts those monthly Apple Park drone construction videos):

A drone crashed into Apple Park over the weekend. The drone pilot got in touch with me shortly after the incident to inquire if I could assist in locating the downed drone. I was happy to oblige, so I took a Phantom 4 Pro out and began searching for it. It was eventually located on the Solar Roof and appeared to be intact for the most part.

The drone operator has gotten in touch with Apple and notified them of the drone crash and it remains to be seen, whether the operator will get his crashed drone back.

The video (embedded in the main Loop post) has (very choppy) footage of the drone going down. When I first saw this, I was reminded of all those times I knocked on neighbors doors to get back baseballs, footballs, and frisbees that landed in their yard or on their roof. Never a drone though.

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07:16
Facebook Shows Why SMS Isn’t Ideal for Two-Factor...

Facebook is sending its two-factor authentication users text messages they don’t want. This situation provides yet another reason why you should use a dedicated app for generating two-factor authentication codes instead of SMS.

 

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07:14
New video shows drone crashing onto roof at Apple...




Illustrating the risks of flying over Apple Park, a pilot crashed a drone into the complex over the weekend, requiring the help of a fellow pilot to locate the wreckage.

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07:12
The pros and cons of moving from a MacBook Pro to an...

Charles Arthur, The Overspill:

A couple of weeks ago, I opened my Macbook Pro as usual. The keyboard lit up, as usual. I waited – there’s that pause while the display gathers itself (it’s a 2012 model) and the processor pulls everything together and presents the login window.

Except this time, nothing. The display didn’t light. There was the quiet sound of the fans going, but nothing. Oh dear. Closed the display, opened it to catch it unawares – no, that wasn’t going to fool it. After a bit more futzing around, I concluded that it was not in the mood to work. But I had work to do, and so I turned to my iPad Pro.

This is a well-written post, from someone who uses a MacBook Pro to maintain a blog. This is particularly interesting to me for the obvious connection to my work writing for and maintaining The Loop.

What I particularly like about this post is the objective list of the good and the bad. All of these comments resonated for me. If you’ve considered...

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07:04
The Apple Watch just saved a woman and her baby...

Kylie Gilbert, Shape:

Kacie Anderson, a 24-year-old from Hannover, PA, used the watch’s SOS feature to call for an ambulance after suffering injuries from a car accident late last year. As Anderson recently shared in a letter to Apple, she was stopped at a red light with her 9-month-old baby when her car was struck by a drunk driver. She wasn’t able to reach her phone after the collision—but she was able to use her watch to get help.

“The moment he hit us everything inside the car went airborne. My face took a horrible blow to the steering wheel, headrest, back to the steering wheel, and then to the window. I blacked out for about a minute and could not see. My eyes were wide open but all I saw was black,” Anderson shares exclusively with Shape. “My hands flew around to feel for my phone and then I realized I had my watch on and commanded it to call 911.”

I love stories like this. Great publicity for Apple that shows an unassailable value of the Apple Watch....

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07:01
PSA: Twitterrific 5 for the Mac is 60% Off at $7.99

If you’re on the hunt for a new Twitter client app now that the official Mac app has been killed off, The Iconfactory has a deal they’re hoping you can’t pass up. Twitterrific 5 is on sale for US$7.99 instead of its usual $19.99. The recently reintroduced Mac Twitter client app supports multiple accounts, sharing posts through other services, threaded conversations, color-coded tweets, timeline syncing with the iOS version, and more. It’s a great to see Twitterrific back on the Mac now that Twitter has decided it’s a platform they aren’t natively supporting.


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06:58
Apple launches “Close Your Rings” page, and a Stand...

I kind of love the look of Apple’s new Close Your Rings page. The design matches the Activity app icon, with lots of red, green, and that “Stand” shade of pale blue.

While we’re on the subject of Stand, I’d love to see Apple add just a bit more functionality to Stand tracking. As is, there’s a “you’ve not reached your Stand goal for the hour” and “You did it”. But nothing in between. The Activity app does show the individual stand status on a time line, but the current hour is either filled in (you reached the hour’s Stand goal) or faded (you’re not there yet).

I’m suggesting more of a status bar, something that fills up so I can see how close I am to my goal for the hour. As is, it’s a bit of a mystery how close I am. Sometimes, I get the “You did it” message and wrist tap when I reach the Stand goal, but often I do not get that completion message. Some sort of progress...

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06:56
Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides...




Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've got one on our test bench.

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06:39
Apple officially swaps corporate address to Apple...

Michael Steeber , 9to5Mac:

On the heels of this past Tuesday’s annual shareholders meeting, Apple has made the transition to their new campus official by changing the company’s corporate address to One Apple Park Way. The change comes just weeks after Apple was given occupancy permits for several sections of the main campus building.

I feel like a small piece of Apple culture shifted. Goodbye Infinite Loop (sung to this tune).

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06:14
Apple should’ve caught the HomePod ‘white ring’...

The "white ring" problem that affects Apple HomePods placed on certain kinds of wood furniture relates to the interaction between silicone and wood and doesn’t appear to be Apple-specific. Still, some industrial design experts that Business Insider spoke to were surprised that the tech giant, which prides itself on attention to every detail, didn’t catch the issue in quality assurance testing.

The silicone attached to the bottom of the HomePod reacts with oil-coated wood as a result of sound vibrations, leaving a white “footprint.” On the bright side, the problem probably wont be costly or time consuming to fix. Cesar Viramontes, a Senior Industrial Designer at Y Studios, a San Francisco...

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06:00
Take advantage of a price drop on a VPN Unlimited...

One of our favorite deals over the past year has been for VPN Unlimited -- a top virtual private network provider. What's the big deal about VPNs? Well, they encrypt your internet usage end to end, keeping all of your work from the prying eyes of hackers...or governments. Today's deal gets you a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for $39.99 - a drop of $10 from the previous price tag and a huge drop from the regular price of $499.99!

VPN Unlimited gets top ratings from PC Mag (Top VPN of 2017), Software Informer (Editor's Pick Award for 2017) and Laptop Review Pro (Top Laptop VPN of 2017) -- and from our customers. This deal currently has a four-and-a-half star rating with...

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06:00
News: Happy Presidents’ Day from iLounge

Happy Presidents’ Day from all of us here at iLounge! In observance of the U.S. holiday, alongside Family Day in Canada, we’ll be on a limited publishing schedule today. We will be back to normal updates tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 20. Thanks for reading!...

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05:59
News: Daily Deal: Live Home 3D Pro for Mac

For Monday’s iLounge Deal, you can get Live Home 3D Pro for Mac for only $24.99 — that’s 64% off the regular price. This award-winning software helps you make any home design project a breeze, whether you’re simply remodelling your kitchen or building your dream home. Intuitive point and click drafting tools let you design advanced 2D floor plans, and then access an elevation view to see a 2D side view where you can visualize wall,…

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05:28
Idiots are tweeting the Teluga character to crash...

It was last week discovered that receiving a single Telugu (Indian language) character would cause iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch apps to crash – and it of course wasn’t long before idiots started doing it deliberately …

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05:00
Apple wants to help you get a good night’s sleep

Apple wants to help you get a better night’s sleep. The company has been granted a patent (number 20180042547) for “adjusting alarms based on sleep onset latency.”

In some implementations, an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch can adjust an alarm setting based on the sleep onset latency duration detected for a user of the device. For example, sleep onset latency can be the amount of time it takes for the user to fall asleep after the user attempts to go to sleep (e.g., goes to bed). 

The iOS or watchOS device can determine when the user intends or attempts to go to sleep based on detected sleep ritual activities. Sleep ritual activities can include those activities a user performs in preparation for sleep. The Apple device can determine when the user is asleep based on detected sleep signals (e.g., biometric data, sounds, etc.). In some implementations, it can determine recurring patterns of long or short sleep onset latency and present suggestions that might help the user...

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04:56
Your old iPod is a time capsule of your former...

If you have any of your old iPods in the depths of a desk drawer somewhere, they could act as an interesting time capsule of your musical tastes in your earlier life …

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04:33
‘A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia’ coming to...

Feral Interactive has announced that the latest game in the Total War franchise is coming to macOS and Linux sometime around the end of April.

A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is described as an epic historical strategy game, and the first of a series of standalone Total War games …

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04:30
Install Disk Creator makes it easy to create macOS...

MacDaddy’s Install Disk Creator, a free installer disk utility for macOS, simplifies the process of creating a bootable macOSinstaller from Mac App Store installation files, which can then be used to install the Mac operating system on any compatible Mac.

The application — compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher (including 10.3 High Sierra) makes creating an operating system install disk a simple process: you just  download the macOS installer from the Mac App Store, run the Install Disk Creator app, and select a drive to create the installation disk on.

Install Disk Creator presents a clean, simple interface that guides users through the process of creating a macOS installation disk. Novice users will appreciate the application's ease of use, while power users will appreciate the ability to create installation disks without the need to remember the entire series of commands that were once required...

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04:03
HomePod’s white ring problem should be easy to solve...

The HomePod wasn’t available for long before some owners started noticing that it can leave a white ring on some types of wood.

Industrial designers have said that it’s surprising that Apple didn’t catch the issue during testing, but the good news is that it shouldn’t be hard for the company to resolve …

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04:00
How to listen to podcasts on a HomePod

It’s easy to listen to podcasts on a HomePod. There are hundreds of thousands of free podcasts to choose from.

  • How to listen to a podcast. Say, for example, “Hey Siri, play the podcast Myths & Legends.”
  • How to subscribe to a podcast. Say “Hey Siri, subscribe to this podcast” to add it to your library. When new episodes are available, they appear in Listen Now in the Podcasts app on your iOS device and Apple TV.
  • How to change the playing speed. Say “Hey Siri, play this faster,” or “Hey Siri, play this slower” to listen to news and podcasts at a pace you’re most comfortable with.

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

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 19, 2018

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

Kiupe has launched Math Mathews Fractions. Developed for children ages 9 to 12, the $2.99 app is designed to help kids learn about fractions, and is packed full of puzzles, treasure, and swashbuckling pirates. There are 12  modules that cover all of the concepts relating to fractions.

Kalypso Media has releases Ski Jumping Pro, an update of its winter sports title. The app now boasts an entirely new graphics engine, revamped multiplayer mode, additional courses and improved character models and environments. Ski Jumping Pro is free...

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03:15
Rumor: Apple to possibly host WWDC from June 4-8 at...

If you’re looking to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this year, you might be headed to San Jose.

A current rumor has it that the 2018 WWDC may take place between Monday, June 4 and Friday, June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, the same venue where WWDC 2017 was hosted.

The conference was hosted at the Moscone Center in San Francisco between 2003 and 2016.

In addition, the McEnery Convention Center is already booked with other events during the second, third, and fourth weeks of this June, leaving the first full week of the month as the only available window for WWDC 2018, barring the rare possibility that Apple shares the space with other events simultaneously.

WWDC has typically occurred during June since the 2000s and tends to fall within the first half of the month. Apple has yet to finalize the dates, though the announcement generally occurs in April.

WWDC is where Apple unveils the latest...

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03:00
Twitter announces plans to discontinue Mac version...

In less than a month, Twitter’s Mac client will no longer be available.

Per an announcement from @TwitterSupport on Friday, the company said Twitter for Mac is no longer available for download starting now, and that it will not supported at all in 30 days.

The company offered the following explanation as to why its web-based client is better than the Mac client:

We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.

Twitter has long made it clear it would rather we use a browser on the desktop, a view that has caused controversy for much of its user base.

Definitely not a popular move.

Please let us know what you make of this in the comments.

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Sunday February 18

22:00
Record Low Prices: $500-$1,000 off Apple's iMac...




AppleInsider readers this week can snap up exclusive savings on a variety of iMac Pro configurations, from $500 off the standard model (now $4,494) up to $1,000 off a loaded 10-core system with 128GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD and Vega 64 graphics. Each iMac Pro also ships for free with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, making these the lowest shipped prices available.

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18:37
Wikipedia ends no-cost mobile access for developing...

The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikipedia Zero in 2012 with the hopes of democratizing information through a simple concept: cellular carriers in developing countries would offer access to its crowdsourced knowledge without charging data fees. How...

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14:21
Watch Frank Sinatra record “It Was A Very Good Year...

Open Culture:

In addition to his keen melodic sensibility, Sinatra also set a high bar with his technique. In the video at the top of the post from 1965, we see the consummate artist record “It Was a Very Good Year” in the studio, while smoking a cigarette and casually sipping what may be coffee from a paper cup in his other hand.

Think about it…this was a live studio recording. One take. No overdubs, No added tracks. Just pure talent. The only thing the sound engineers had to do was adjust the eq levels a bit and that’s it. This is what you hear on the album. You’d be hard pressed to find ANYONE who could do that today.

Sinatra was “before my time” but my mom loved him and played his music constantly so I grew up listening to his songs. This is a really interesting video of an artist doing something that few, if any, still do

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12:35
GraphicConverter 10.5.5

Maintenance update for the graphic conversion and editing utility. ($39.95 new, free update, 181 MB)

 

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11:05
Nikkei pushing iPhone X production cuts as reason...




A new report suggests that Samsung is "casting about" for OLED panel production, under the premise that it is being caused by soft iPhone X demand and production cuts -- which don't appear to be grounded in reality.

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08:54
Nikkei reiterates iPhone X production being cut in...

A new report from Nikkei today explains that by lowering iPhone X orders, Apple has left Samsung scrambling to find new customers for its OLED panels. The report explains that Samsung initially ramped up production to meet demand for the iPhone X, but now faces excess capacity as Apple reportedly cuts the device’s production…

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08:36
Default Folder X 5.2.2

Speeds up the time it takes for controls to first appear next to a file dialog in macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($34.95 new, free update, 7.1 MB)

 

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08:35
Alfred 3.6

Improves support for Google Chrome and ensures bookmark search behavior is more consistent. (£17 new, free update, 2.7 MB)

 

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07:15
∞ How does SpaceX get these amazing camera shots?

I have often wondered. Now I want to know the specs of those cameras.

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05:15
We've Reached Peak Smartphone

You don't really need a new smartphone. From a column on the Washington Post (may be paywalled): Sure, some of them squeeze more screen into a smaller form. The cameras keep getting better, if you look very close. And you had to live under a rock to miss the hoopla for Apple's 10th-anniversary iPhone X or the Samsung Galaxy S8. Many in the smartphone business were sure this latest crop would bring a "super cycle" of upgrades. But here's the reality: More and more of Americans have decided we don't need to upgrade every year. Or every other year. We're no longer locked into two-year contracts and phones are way sturdier than they used to be. And the new stuff just isn't that tantalizing even to me, a professional gadget guy. Holding onto our phones is better for our budgets, not to mention the environment. This just means we -- and phone makers -- need to start thinking of them more like cars. We may have reached peak smartphone. Global shipments slipped 0.1 percent in 2017 -- the...

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Saturday February 17

17:33
Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many...

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turn...

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10:27
As Twitter ends support for its macOS app,...

Yesterday evening, Twitter officially announced that it is discontinuing support for its native macOS application in 30 days. In response, one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients for the Mac has dropped its price

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10:10
Has the HomePod left a ‘white ring’ on any of your...

HomePod is making its mark on early adopters. Earlier this week, it was discovered that Apple’s HomePod can leave a white ring on certain wood finished furniture. While it’s unclear how widespread the issue is, Apple did acknowledge it a support document, saying that it is not unusual for “vibration-dampening silicone” to leave marks.

We’re curious: Have you noticed the HomePod leaving white rings on your furniture?

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09:34
How to recover lost data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod...

If you need to recover data from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, there are a few options including Apple’s own recovery tools. But an app like iMyFone D-Back for Mac makes it easy to see all of your available options and recover specific data from backups via iTunes, iCloud and the device itself even if you don’t know exactly where to look. With the click of a mouse from your Mac you’ll also be able to easily isolate only the data you want, making it easy to find things like photos, messages, and data from apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, WeChat and more. Head below to see how it works.

9to5 readers can get 40% off the iMyFone D-Back for Mac app for a limited time with promo code 9to5Mac.

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08:14
This week’s top stories: HomePod’s ‘ring’ problem,...

In this week’s top stories: Another pesky text bug on iOS and macOS, more thoughts on the HomePod, Apple Watch helps save yet another life, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories..

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08:08
Apple's new corporate address is One Apple Park...

Apple has changed the company’s corporate address to One Apple Park Way. Previously, the contact webpage listed One Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, as the company’s official address.

Infinite Loop is a street encircling six buildings of Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. Each building has a number which corresponds to its single-digit address on the Loop. The name was inspired by the programming concept of the infinite loop. An infinite loop is a sequence of instructions in a computer program which loops endlessly, either due to the loop having no terminating condition, having one that can never be met, or one that causes the loop to start over.

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07:57
Apple posts ‘How to get the most from HomePod’...

Apple has posted a "How to get the most from HomePod” tutorial with instructions on how to take full advantage of the features of the company’s wireless speaker. There are tips on such functions as talking to Siri, controlling home accessories, Personal Requests, and more.

You can find the video at Apple's YouTube support channel. There you can also find tutorials and tips for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple devices.

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07:15
∞ “The Gunfighter”

It may not be the “Best Short Film Ever” but it is damn funny.

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06:00
Twitter Kills Its Mac App

BrianFagioli writes: Twitter has announced that it is killing its Mac app. Without warning, the company pulled the app from the Mac App Store and issued the following tweet. "We're focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.


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04:23
Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for...




You tend to know when you need a project management app. You'd be a little crazy to plan a small, intimate dinner party with a project management app but you'd be insane to build an office block without something like OmniPlan.

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

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Feb. 12-17.

Apple is reportedly revamping its development program to focus more on key features for its operating systems and push others back to 2019.

TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for 2017 registered 164.7 million units, a year-on-year increase of 2.1%, higher than previous expectation of 0.7%. And Apple has overtaken ASUS in global laptop marketshare.

Apple shipped more watches during the holiday quarter last year than the entire...

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Friday February 16

21:03
This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed,...




At long last AppleInsider finally had a chance to review the HomePod, Apple's first entry into the smartspeaker universe. Other points of interest during the week included plans for "iOS 12," and more hints that future iPhones will have rear-facing 3D sensors.

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19:32
Apple Park now Apple's official corporate...




Apple this week changed its official corporate address to One Apple Park Way, continuing the lengthy process of moving an entire workforce from One Infinite Loop to the new Apple Park campus built down the road.

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18:32
Apple marks completion of new campus with first...

On the heels of this past Tuesday’s annual shareholders meeting, Apple has made the transition to their new campus official by changing the company’s corporate address to One Apple Park Way. The change comes just weeks after Apple was given occupancy permits for several sections of the main campus building.

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17:22
LG's next flagship phone may tout an extra-...

Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cycles doesn't mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil a new flagship phone, nicknamed Judy. The star attract...

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16:20
Apple shares tutorial video explaining 'how to...




Continuing a recent surge in HomePod-related tutorial videos, Apple on Friday posted a fresh explainer to its official YouTube support channel covering general device features, from music playback to Siri commands.

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16:06
Apple publishes new guide on how to use the HomePod...

After a handful of how-to videos last week, Apple has now published a new HomePod video on its Apple Support YouTube channel covering how to get the most out of the smart speaker, noting that Siri will be your main interface with the device.

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15:44
Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app




Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

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15:27
Twitter puts deadline on Mac application, will drop...

Today Twitter has announced that it will be killing its Mac application in favor of a web client. The social media giant tweeted on its platform today that the app has thirty days to live, and that it will no longer be supported beyond that.

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15:17
Twitter kills the Twitter for Mac app

What used to be a great app atrophied and died because of lack of support from its owner, not because Twitter is “focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms.”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:40
Apple Says That All New Apps Must Support the iPhone...

Today, Apple emailed developers to inform them that all new apps that are submitted to the App Store must support the iPhone X's Super Retina display, starting this April. What this means is that developers of new applications must ensure they accommodate the notch and go edge-to-edge on the 5.8-inch OLED screen. 9to5Mac reports: Apple has not set a deadline for when updates to existing apps must support iPhone X natively. From April, all new apps must also be built against the iOS 11 SDK. In recent years, Apple has enforced rules more aggressively when it comes to supporting the latest devices. Apple informed the news in an email today encouraging adoption of the latest iOS 11 features like Core ML, SiriKit and ARKit. Requiring compilation with the iOS 11 SDK does not necessarily mean the apps must support new features. It ensures that new app developers are using the latest Apple development tools, which helps prevent the App Store as a whole from going stale, and may encourage...

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14:15
030: Apple Park pains, Subaru’s CarPlay, and Apple...

Today we’ve got a fun story out of Apple Park, the latest new CarPlay option, HP pushing Apple products, and a stunning story about Apple Watch.

9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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13:12
Apple Daily Report for February 16, 2018

The AWT News Update is on hiatus as my compadre, Steve, is down with a stomach bug. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Subaru has announced pricing for the the 2019 Ascent, which will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, when it rolls out this summer. The SUV’s price tag will start at $31,995.

When one woman and her 9-month-old-baby were hit by a drunk driver, she couldn't get to her phone to call 911—but she was able to use her Apple Watch.

Apple hasn’t dates dates for the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference, but there's evidence the event may take place...

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12:11
Get one of the biggest iPad Pros for $120 off

We absolutely fell in love with the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro when we reviewed it back in June, calling it “one of the best Apple products ever made.”

If that kind of quality sounds impressive but you’d like to have an even larger screen, B&H is currently offering the 2017 12.9-inch Wi-Fi-only 256GB iPad Pro model in space gray...

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12:00
Ask Slashdot: Could Linux Ever Become Fully...

dryriver writes: Linux has been around for a long time now. A lot of work has gone into it; it has evolved nicely and it dominates in the server space. Computer literate people with some tech skills also like to use it as their desktop OS. It's free and open source. It's not vendor-locked, full of crapware or tied to any walled garden. It's fast and efficient. But most "everyday computer users" or "casual computer buyers" still feel they have to choose either a Windows PC or an Apple device as the platform they will do their computing on. This binary choice exists largely because of very specific commercial list of programs and games available for these OSs that is not available for Linux. Here is the question: Could Linux ever be made to become fully compatible with all Windows and Mac software? What I mean is a Linux distro that lets you successfully install/run/play just about anything significant that says "for Windows 10" or "for OSX" under Linux, without any sort of...

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11:58
Subaru readies 2019 Ascent SUV with Apple CarPlay...




Subaru this week announced pricing for its latest SUV, the 2019 Ascent, which will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every trim when it rolls out this summer.

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11:13
New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages...




Apple has created a new website, "Close Your Rings," explaining how the Apple Watch's Activity app works and some of the ways people can reach its "Move," "Exercise," and "Stand" goals.

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11:10
Apple Watch SOS saved a mom and her baby after a...

Apple Watch continues to save lives by placing life-changing technology in ordinary places. Kacie Anderson, who shared her story with Shape.com, is the latest example of someone with an incredible experience with Apple Watch. Anderson says her watch helped save her and her nine-month-old son’s life when they were hit by a drunk driver.

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11:00
Review: Sylvania Smart+ Soft White LED Light Bulb,...

Apple's HomeKit ecosystem continues to expand in unusual directions as more established accessory makers come on board with their own unique solutions, two to three years after the platform's initial debut. The latest of these Sylvania, which announced a lineup of hub-less HomeKit-compatible lighting solutions late last year — in this case standard white and multicoloured LED bulbs and an LED light strip that are basically HomeKit-enabled versions of smart lights that the company has been making for the past few years. {/exp:char_limit}

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10:55
CarPlay comes standard with Subaru’s brand new...

Subaru has opened up pre-orders for its newest vehicle, the 2019 Ascent. The new 3-row SUV comes with CarPlay standard and joins some of the company’s other vehicles to offer Apple’s in-car platform.

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10:32
Presidents' Day Deals: $200-$300 off 13"...




Holiday weekend deals are in effect now with instant savings and coupon discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save up to $1,000 on Touch Bar MacBook Pros or up to $150 on iPads with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Apple's TV 4K is also free when you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now.

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10:02
Apple's New Spaceship Campus Has One Flaw --...

Mark Bergen, writing for Bloomberg: The centerpiece of Apple's new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company's famed design-obsessed aesthetic. There's been one hiccup since it opened last year: Apple employees keep smacking into the glass. Surrounding the Cupertino, California-based building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Inside are work spaces, dubbed "pods," also made with a lot of glass. Apple staff are often glued to the iPhones they helped popularize. That's resulted in repeated cases of distracted employees walking into the panes, according to people familiar with the incidents. Some staff started to stick Post-It notes on the glass doors to mark their presence. However, the notes were removed because they detracted from the building's design, the people said.

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09:57
Amazon has dropped $50 off the Ring Video Doorbell...

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is $199 today on Amazon.

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09:44
Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-...




Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it's toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game 'Rocket League.'

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09:36
macOS may lose data on APFS-formatted disk images

As Bombich points out, this is a fairly specific issue that may not affect many of you but it could be catastrophic to those of you it does affect.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $150 off iPad Pro, iMac 21.5...

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

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09:00
News: Apple promotes Apple Watch fitness with new ‘...

Apple has launched a new Close Your Rings page, promoting the fitness features of the Apple Watch while also providing basic guidance on how the three activity rings work and some quick tips for staying active and closing them each day. The page provides practical suggestions for each goal, such as “playing chase with your kids” to close the Move ring, using fitness apps to close the Exercise ring, and getting up to visit a co-worker or…

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08:57
HomePod Coaster

The latest in smart speaker innovation deserves state-of-the-art surface protection. Our Leather HomePod Coaster is designed in Minneapolis and handmade by skilled artisans. You’ll love it, but don’t put a ring on it. Your HomePod’s new home features durable & luxurious American full-grain leather with an ultra-soft leather backing because the only rings you should see in your home this season are of the Olympic variety on TV.

That didn’t take long. Seriously, if you’re going to put your HomePod on something, you should use Pad & Quill—I have several of their products and they are all high quality.

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08:53
Apple puts Belkin screen protector for iPhone X back...




Belkin's InvisiGlass Ultra protector for the iPhone X is once again available through Apple, following a December recall due to quality problems.

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07:58
News: Nokia rethinking its Digital Health business

Nokia has announced that it is undertaking a “review of strategic options” regarding its Digital Health business, a market that the company entered two years ago when it acquired Withings. The rather brief post highlights the suite of products in the company’s Digital Health portfolio — hybrid smart watches, scales, and digital health devices that effectively all came from the Withings brand — and notes that the review “may…

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07:54
∞ HomePod, Siri’s shopping list, and a small...

One of my favorite Siri features is the Shopping List. I love the fact that HomePod Siri supports this feature. To try this yourself, fire up Siri on your HomePod… […]

Add milk to the shopping list

If you don’t yet have a shopping list, Siri will ask if you want her to create one for you. Say yes. Next, tell Siri:

What’s on my shopping list?

Siri should read your list. The key here is that your shopping list is shared between your HomePod and iPhone. This gives you the ease of saying “Hey Siri, add zzz to my shopping list” pretty much anywhere within hearing distance of your HomePod. Then, when you get to the store, pull out your iPhone and either have Siri read the list, or fire up Reminders and tap the shopping list (that’s where the list is stored).

One small complaint: To me, a key to a shopping list, especially if you live with other people, is sharing. If you use HomePod to create a shopping list (as we did above), the shopping list will...

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07:49
HP makes it easier for companies to deploy Apple...

While many large businesses have embraced Apple devices, and seen significant benefits as a result, others are worried about the resources needed to support mixed platforms. That’s the problem HP aims to solve by supporting iPhones, iPads, Macs and other Apple products with an end-to-end service …

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07:34
Apple launches rich ‘Close Your Rings’ webpage to...

Just in time for some weekend motivation, Apple has added a new page to their website promoting Apple Watch’s activity tracking features. The page, titled “Close Your Rings,” details realistic and effective ways that Watch wearers can live a healthier and more active lifestyle by completing one simple goal each day.

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07:21
[Sponsor] Meh.com: Selling shit you don’t want for...

People ask what kinds of things we sell, and it’s hard to categorize —
headphones, knives, pearl necklaces, pliers (just from the last few
weeks) — but you know what it’s got in common? It’s dirt cheap.
Cheaper than anywhere else, cheaper than it’s ever been, possibly
cheaper than it’ll ever be. We hate hype and we hate marketing
pitches, but that’s just literally the easiest way to explain what we
sell.

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07:19
Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000...




Danish payments firm Clearhaus on Friday announced the rollout of Apple Pay to over 5,000 Nordic online stores, done in partnership with payments provider QuickPay.

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07:00
HomePod Diary: For me, it’s the Apple Watch all over...

Well, almost. With the Apple Watch, I was pretty sure it was a pointless device, and was wrong. With HomePod, I did think it was going to find a role as a HomeKit hub and a device to allow my partner to control lighting when her phone was in another room. But I wasn’t expecting much from it as a speaker.

And yet it’s the speaker which is winning me over.

As I’ve said before, the sound quality isn’t up there with B&O or Naim – but is at least as good as a Sonos Play 5. I wondered last time whether two stereo-paired HomePods might go some way to closing the...

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06:50
Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to...




Early entry into augmented reality solutions company Blippar has two new products, with one being a universal kit to develop ARKit and ARCore applications and provide them data.

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06:48
∞ Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, Google Home in an (...

[VIDEO] First things first, you might want to listen to this one (embedded in the main Loop post) on headphones, else you’ll find your home devices firing off constantly. Amusing the first time it happens, but trust me, you don’t want that.

The fact that this infinite loop of requests gets interrupted says something about reliability of this technology. I’d hate for my life to depend on one of these assistants getting something right. As I understand it, the CNET folks who pulled this together tried several times to tweak settings to get the infinite flow and just couldn’t.

It’ll get there.

Side note: I kept expecting that weird fake flowers thing in the middle of the picture to come to life. Sadly, it did not.

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06:40
News: iDevices releases ‘Instant Switch’ wireless...

iDevices has released Instant Switch, a new accessory designed to provide an easily-mountable wall switch for controlling other accessories within the iDevices ecosystem (HomeKit support does not appear to be included at this time). The battery-powered Instant Switch can be placed anywhere, and pairs with other iDevices products over Bluetooth to provide convenient control of lights and outlets. Instant Switch can be paired with any of iDevices’…

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06:38
Apple's ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature in iOS 11...

EverQuote, Inc., am insurance marketplace in the U.S., has released data on the impact of Apple's Do Not Disturb (DND) While Driving feature in iOS 11 on the driving behavior of EverQuote's growing community of 500,000-plus EverDrive users. EverDrive is a free app designed to facilitate safe driving. It shows you you trip summaries, details on maneuvers, and gives you “useful feedback to become a better driver.”

Results showed 70% of EverDrive iPhone users kept the DND While Driving feature enabled after its release. Between the feature's release on September 19th and Oct. 25 those users then exhibited an 8% decrease in phone use while driving, as measured by their EverDrive app.

"This data is an...

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06:36
Some ‘distracted’ Apple employees accidentally...

An amusing tidbit this morning highlights a potential flaw in Apple Park’s all-glass design. Bloomberg reports that some employees who might not have been paying 100% attention to where they are walking have accidentally walked into the clear glass internal walls of the pods that make up Apple Park. As a remedy, employees stuck Post-It notes to the walls to make them easier to see. However, these had to be removed because ‘they detracted from the building’s design’.

Whilst there are some markings on these panes, it seems employees haven’t quite adjusted to their new campus. Apple is still in the process of moving employees over to the new campus; at last count, it had permission to move in workers to 5 out of the 12 Apple Park sections.

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06:30
News: Daily Deal: Password Boss Premium Lifetime...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get a Lifetime Subscription to Password Boss Premium for only $19.99 — 86% off the regular price. This service lets you store all of your passwords in a single vault, allowing you to easily auto-fill your usernames and passwords for all your online accounts. You only need to remember one master password for your Password Boss account and you can use strong passwords for all of your other online services for maximum…

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06:29
Details on the unicode symbol that is crashing iOS

The Register:

Apple last month fixed a flaw in macOS and iOS that allowed a text message to crash its chat software – and now it has the opportunity to do so again.

Various macOS, iOS, and watchOS apps that rely on Apples’s text-rending code can be crashed when sent a message containing a symbol composed of characters used in the Indian language Telugu.

And:

The symbol represents a combination of Telugu letters and signs, specifically the letter “ja,” the sign “virama,” the letter “nya,” a zero-width non-joiner and the vowel sign “aa.”

Trying to open a message with this symbol in iMessage or other apps that rely on Apple’s UIKit framework for text rendering, like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and WhatsApp, will cause a crash. Don’t what ever you do try to create a filesystem folder using that symbol.

Unless you use Telugu or interact with someone who does, chances are you’ll never encounter this bug. But it is interesting. This came to light...

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06:26
Clearhaus brings Apple Pay to 5,000 Nordic webshops

Mobile payment and digital wallet service, Apple Pay was first introduced to Sweden, Denmark and Finland in the fourth quarter of 2017. Now, in a move to make this new technology available to its 5,000+ Nordic merchants, Danish acquirer Clearhaus has added support for payments made with Apple Pay.

Soon after its Nordic release on the Oct. 24, 2017, top Nordic banks like Nordea, Jyske Bank, Edenred, N26 and ST1 were quick to adopt Apple’s mobile payment service, which allowed physical stores across the region to accept contactless payments with iOS devices, says Katrine Bak Primdahl from Jyske Bank.

Online payment gateway solutions and acquirers were quick to follow suit. Clearhouse CEO Claus M. Christensen, adds that “he emergence of...

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06:18
∞ Cord cutting and fragmentation

From this TidBITS review of YouTube TV by Josh Centers:

Along with most of the channels you’d expect, such as ESPN, Fox News, and MSBNC, YouTube TV has just added Turner networks, including Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, and TNT. It will also soon offer NBA TV and MLB Network.

Which channels you want is highly personal, but here are a few notable channels that are missing: BET, Food Network, Hallmark, MTV, and Nickelodeon.

And from this YouTube TV support document:

FOX has not secured the rights to NFL games on its national feed, FOXNet. Users in Albuquerque, Austin, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville (South Carolina), Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Norfolk, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, Salt...

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06:18
Apple employees are kissing glass at the company’s ‘...

That’s gotta hurt. Apple employees keep “smacking” into the glass at the company’s Apple Park “spaceship headquarters,” reports Bloomberg.

Surrounding the massive building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Inside are work spaces, dubbed “pods,” also made with a lot of glass. Distracted employees using their iPhones are often walking into the panes, according to Bloomberg.

The article says some staff started to stick Post-It notes on the glass doors to mark their presence. However, the notes were purportedly removed because they detracted from the building’s flawless design.

Perhaps Apple should start giving away free Ibuprofen in the company cafeteria.

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06:07
iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch...




Smarthome accessory maker iDevices expanded to its range of HomeKit-connected hardware on Friday with Instant Switch, an easy to mount wall switch that connects to and controls most iDevices products.

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06:03
iDevices releases Instant Switch, a wireless remote...

iDevices has released the Instant Switch, a $34.95remote wireless wall switch that users can pair with their iDevices products via Bluetooth technology for smart home control. 

Instead of cutting holes or running wires, users can place the battery-powered Instant Switch anywhere in their home in seconds for control of their iDevices products. For example, when paired to a hard-wired iDevices Wall or Dimmer Switch, the Instant Switch immediately creates a 3- or 4-way control configuration for added functionality and user experience. The Instant Switch is also designed to control hard-to-reach places, outdoor lighting from inside, as well as provide additional access wherever it’s needed.

You can mount the Instant Switch with just a peel-and-stick to the wall using the included Command Strip from 3M. The pre-installed battery has a two-year lifespan. Since the Instant Switch mimics a...

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06:00
Two Years After FBI vs Apple, Encryption Debate...

It's been two years since the FBI and Apple got into a giant fight over encryption following the San Bernardino shooting, when the government had the shooter's iPhone, but not the password needed to unlock it, so it asked Apple to create a way inside. What's most surprising is how little has changed since then. From a report: The encryption debate remains unsettled, with tech companies largely opposed and some law enforcement agencies still making the case to have a backdoor. The case for strong encryption: Those partial to the tech companies' arguments will note that cyberattacks and hacking incidents have become even more common, with encryption serving as a valuable way to protect individuals' personal information. The case for backdoors: Criminals are doing bad stuff and when devices are strongly encrypted they can do it in what amounts to the perfect dark alley, completely hidden from public view.

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05:59
iDevices unveils new battery-powered Instant Switch...

iDevices today has unveiled a new connected wall switch that it says lets users seamlessly control their other iDevice accessories and their smart home products. Dubbed the Instant Switch, iDevices touts this accessory as an “intelligently-designed wireless remote wall switch…

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05:56
AppleInsider podcast interviews comedian Will Abeles...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Will Abeles, whose comedy album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes. In addition, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's HomePod review, as well as Apple's growing share of the smartphone market's revenue.

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05:56
Brand new Shazam design

John Voorhees, MacStories:

When Apple acquired Shazam, people wondered what would become of the popular song identification and music discovery app. It’s not unusual for an app acquired by a big company to be pulled from the App Store or for development to slow substantially.

As John reports, the new version of Shazam has a great new UI, supports Spotify, same as always, and features lyrics sync, for those karaoke moments.

One thing to keep in mind though, is that if you’re using the iOS 11.3 beta, playback is broken throughout the app.

Good to know.

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05:51
iPhone takes 51 percent of global smartphone revenues

That’s not units sold, but 51% of total global smartphone revenue. Both have value, but I’d argue that revenue is much more important than units sold. While total unit sales buys influence, revenue buys investment in R&D.

51% of total global smartphone revenues is astonishing.

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05:47
Default Folder is on my list of must-have Mac...

St. Clair Software's Default Folder X is on my list of must-have Mac utilities. The app lets you access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar. 

Its hierarchical pop-up menus expand as you mouse over them, letting you navigate your folders to get to your files. You can assign a keyboard shortcut for all of your favorite folders. If an Open and Save dialog isn't open, then you can use Default Folder X's menu bar, Dock icon, or keyboard shortcuts.

If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you. You can even set a different default folder for each application you use.

Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window with a single click. It also lets you get info on, rename, and delete existing files, putting the Finder's power in every Open and Save dialog. to help you quickly...

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05:00
Apple files for patent for a ‘vital signs monitoring...

Apple continues to show its interest in health/fitness technology with the filing of a patent (number 20180042556) for a “vital signs monitoring system.” Such a system would seem to work with the company’s HealthKit and ResearchKit products.

ResearchKit turns and iPhone into a tool for medical research by helping doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants anywhere in the world using iOS apps. HealthKit is a developer application programming interface (API) included in the iOS SDK (Software Development Kit) for the Mac. It is used by software developers to design applications that have extensibility and that can interact with the Health application on iOS.

In the patent filing, Apple says that, traditionally, monitoring a person's sleep or vital signs has required expensive and bulky equipment. Some systems require that the monitoring be performed away from home in a medical facility and/or require the...

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