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Tuesday September 20

07:28
CNET’s ultimate Apple iPhone quiz

Ultimate? No. But interesting? Yes. I found a few of these questions to be challenging. And one of the answers was just plain wrong. See if you can spot the error. It’s me being picky, but I think you’ll agree the proffered answer is technically wrong.

Update: There are actually two errors. One was obvious and current, and one goes back a ways. Head over to the comments for the reveal.

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07:21
Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders shipping sooner...

Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors:

Many customers who pre-ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus received shipping estimates ranging into October and November, but it appears Apple is working hard to overcome supply constraints and get shipments out earlier than expected.

Starting this morning, MacRumors began hearing reports from customers who originally had deliveries scheduled for a month or two out but will now be receiving their devices over the course of the next few days.

No early delivery love for my iPhone 7 Plus, at least not yet. Holding out hope, though. Glad to see this bit of news.

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07:18
Find your missing Apple Watch

Andrew Leavitt, writing for 17 Orbits:

Starting in 2010 Mobile Me enabled you to hunt down your missing iPhone (or iPad) with the Find My iPhone app. In 2011 OSX Lion added ‘Find My Mac’ to the mix. Beginning this week watchOs 3 enables iCloud to locate your misplaced Apple Watch.

And:

Until now real-time geolocation was only possible if your missing Apple Watch and iPhone were in Bluetooth range or on the same WiFi network. Since the watch does not have its own cellular signal that would seem to limit location tracking to within 10 meters or your home WiFi. Once out of range, however, iCloud now kicks in and reports the watch’s present location by GPS or WiFi triangulation. If the watch is turned off the last known location is reported. Accuracy is enhanced because the Apple Watch can still connect to previously known WiFi on its own (even when phone is physically far away).

Read the post and give it a try. You can track your Apple Watch (along with all...

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07:15
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt now fully supports...

Apple’s new Home app in iOS 10 promotes HomeKit to a built-in app with Control Center access, but a few accessories require firmware updates to fully work with the new home automation software. Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt was previously in this camp, and today Schlage is announcing that its Sense Smart Deadbolt is fully compatible with Apple’s new Home app.

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07:11
Highlights and Tips for macOS 10.12 Sierra

macOS 10.12 Sierra is now out. We look at some of its new features and offer some tips for using it.

 

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06:59
Apple opens trade-up program to iPhone SE, 6s &...

Prospective iPhone 7 buyers looking to make money off their old iPhones can now turn in an iPhone SE, 6s, or 6s Plus as a part of Apple's trade-up program, though the store credit given may still be significantly lower than what's offered by some third parties.

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06:57
A first look at the amazing amount of tech packed...

We’ve already seen teardowns of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, but a rather brutal teardown by Vietnamese site Tinhte has given us our first look at the rather astonishing amount of technology packed inside Apple’s deceptively simple-looking 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter.

There had been some speculation about whether Apple had managed to squeeze a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) into it or whether the company would instead find a way to do simple pass-through audio. I was certain it had to have a DAC, and this has now been confirmed …

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06:56
∞ Before you install macOS Sierra

Theoretically, sometime later today, Apple will officially release macOS Sierra. One way to tell is to fire up the Mac App Store. I suspect Apple will make it big and obvious, with macOS Sierra presence right there on the front page. You can also type macOS Sierra in the search field or tap on the Updates tab to see what’s new.

[Read the main post for thoughts on getting ready…]

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06:39
Apple Promises Fix for Lightning EarPods Controls Bug

Apple’s Lightning connector EarPods and Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter for the iPhone 7 have a bug that can temporarily leave you without remote controls. Luckily, Apple says a fix is on the way.


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06:38
MusicWatch: Pandora still tops the rapidly changing...

As the music streaming market reacts to the introduction of Pandora Plus, as well as new on-demand services anticipated from Pandora and Amazon, research shows Pandora with the leading share of weekly music streaming hours in the United States in the second quarter of 2016. 

Nearly one-third (30%) of the time consumers spent streaming music occurred on Pandora, followed by YouTube at 27% and Spotify at 18%, according to MusicWatch, a company providing consumer research for the music industry. For the paid “on-demand” music subscription segment, Spotify Premium posted a 7% share, followed by 2% for Apple Music. 

“Pandora’s strength in the market represents a major opportunity to migrate listeners to new tiers of services, including on-demand and revised lower-price offerings,” says Russ Crupnick, managing partner of MusicWatch. “At the same...

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06:36
News: Apple working on fix for Lightning EarPod...

After iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners started taking to Twitter to complain that the volume controls on their new Lightning EarPods stopped working, Apple said it is working on a fix, Business Insider reports. Some users have noticed that after a while of being plugged into the Lightning port, the EarPods keep playing music but the volume control dongle stops working, preventing them from using it to change the volume, answer calls or activate Siri....

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06:34
Review: Wolffepack, the backpack that solves the...

It’s amazing how heavy a bag can become when you throw in a few gadgets. Backpacks are by far the most comfortable way to carry heavy loads, but they do have a few drawbacks.

First, they aren’t the most convenient of things to access. If you want to pull out your iPad or a camera, for example, you have to remove the backpack and either put it down somewhere or awkwardly hold it in one hand while wrestling with zips with the other.

Second, they can be a liability in crowded places, taking out innocent bystanders on public transit when you turn around. Third, those same very crowded places put your valuables at risk from theft as access is behind your back, out of sight. Finally, you have to remove the pack if you want to sit down.

There are existing solutions to these problems, but none work as well as the Wolffepack …

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06:32
What’s new in the Maps app for iOS 10

Serenity Caldwell digs into the iOS 10 Maps app, focusing on the new look, search improvements, directions, and finding your parked car. Definitely worth a read.

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06:28
Jean-Louis Gassée: Apple’s debt to bloggers

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note:

For months, tech bloggers declared that the upcoming iPhone 7 would be boring, lacking creativity, a flop waiting to happen. “So unless something crazy happens in the next few months, the iPhone 7 will look and feel a lot like the 6s.”

Steve Kovach, The...

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06:21
Apple patent hints at an ‘iServe’ NAS device/home...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,448,683) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “network media device,” which hints at an Apple NAS device/home server, something I’ve long wanted. 

The patent is for a network media device is described that pulls multimedia data from one or more sources (e.g., a multimedia website or a multimedia server computer) at a first time, stores it to long-term storage within the device and transmits the stored multimedia data to one or more designated multimedia playback devices at a second time.

In the patent filing — which goes all the way back to 2006 — Apple notes that, with the increasing capacity and capability of personal computers, as well as improved multimedia interfaces for these computers, it has become popular to use personal computers as a repository for multimedia content, such as songs, movies, etc. Services such as iTunes and the substantially unlimited storage space provided by modern...

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06:14
South Korean analysts expect 100 million iPhone 7...

A series of analysts from South Korea see only upsides for iPhone 7 component suppliers as a result of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, with one expecting to see over 100 million sales of Apple's new phone before the end of 2016.

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06:03
Patent trolling': Apple vs. MobileMedia battle...

A six-and-a-half-year battle over claims that ring-alert and quieting features on some iPhones violate a MobileMedia Ideas patent headed to a federal jury in Delaware for a second time late Monday, with an estimated $18 million in damages on the line. MobileMedia sued Apple in 2010, claiming it infringed 14 patents for electronics. 

In December 2012, a U.S. jury ruled that Apple’s iPhone infringed three patents owned by holding company MobileMedia Ideas, though damages have not yet been determined. In court filings, Apple asked a judge to rule that MobileMedia’s patents are invalid as a matter of law, and that there is no “legally sufficient” basis to find MobileMedia has proven infringement.

MobileMedia Ideas is the patent portfolio licensor of inventions adopted by manufacturers of smart phones, mobile phones and other portable devices including personal computers, laptops, netbooks, person. Some might call the company a “patent troll.” 

A patent troll is an...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: OneVPN Lifetime Subscription

For Tuesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering a Lifetime Subscription to OneVPN for only $29 — that’s 75% off the regular price. OneVPN will provide you with an ad-free and completely secure Internet experience, while maintaining high speeds and offering a variety of other services, including exit points in 18 different countries for accessing streaming content across geographical boundaries. Get the OneVPN: Lifetime Subscription…

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06:00
Canary spreads its wings with a weatherproof...

The battery-powered Canary Flex can operate truly wire free, and a new membership benefit could reimburse up to $1000 of your insurance deductible in the event of a break-in.

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05:53
Apple hires doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital

Apple has hired Dr. Mike Evans (also known as “DocMikeEvans"), a Canadian doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital for an unspecified role involving worldwide health innovation, reports CBC News.  He’s a former staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto,

According to CBC News, he’s already started his new line of digital health care work with Apple. Evans, who declined to discuss his job in detail, is commuting between Toronto and Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California while his older son finishes high school, the article adds.

Evans' media lab fuses patients with creatives (filmmakers, designers, writers) and expert clinician-researchers. The premise of his lab is that most healthcare happens at home and that the biggest missing workforce is the public, and that if we can create high quality...

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05:44
Apple adds new iPhone models to its trade-up program...

Apple has added the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus to its trade-up program in the United States, offering estimated trade-in values of $160, $275, and $315 respectively towards the purchase of a new iPhone. 

Apple has also lowered its estimated trade-in values for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by $25 each to $200 and $225 respectively, while the iPhone 5s now scores $90 instead of $125. iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c trade-in values are now $50 and $40 respectively, down from $75 each, and the iPhone 4s is no longer eligible for trade in. 

You can take your iPhone or eligible smartphone to an Apple Store and get immediate credit toward the purchase of a new device. tell us about your device using the online form and get an instant estimate from our partner. Or you can mail in your device for free and,...

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05:40
ScanSnap Users Should Delay Sierra Upgrades

If you use a ScanSnap document scanner to create PDFs, avoid upgrading to Sierra. Otherwise, scanned PDFs could lose pages.

 

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05:24
Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch enhances Apple's quick...

Apple's force sensing 3D Touch technology is greatly expanded in the newly released iOS 10 update, adding new capabilities to the Control Center shortcuts for flashlight, timer, calculator, camera, and smart home accessories. In addition, Control Center marks the only place in iOS 10 where Apple emulates 3D Touch on non-3D Touch devices.

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05:15
Some users experiencing connectivity glitches with...

Well, this is sort of a mess.

Apple is presently working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company said in a statement issued on Monday

When using the EarPods, there’s an occasional bug that can cause the remote portion of the accessory to become unresponsive. While audio will continue to play, the remote does not work, so there’s no way to control the volume, access Siri, or answer a phone call.

As of now, the glitch seems to be intermittent and random and it’s been reported that unplugging the Earpods and plugging them back in seems to temporarily resolve the issue.

Apple plans to issue a fix in an upcoming...

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05:00
Twitter changes policy, allows media attachments to...

You’ll finally begin to get more out of your tweets.

On Monday, Twitter changed its architecture so that posting photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes of other tweets without counting against the 140-character limit. Now that these media attachments won’t reduce the character count, users can compose longer tweets. Twitter announced this change back in May, but the company did not set a date for when it would actually be rolling it out to users.

Finally, twitter announced that it is currently testing a more lenient protocol where direct replies are concerned. Following the change, direct replies to specific user names wouldn’t count against the 140-character limit.

This would give users more room to reply back and forth,...

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05:00
How to use Power Reserve on your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has a nifty Power Reserve feature that lets you continue to tell time while preserving your battery life. The smartwatch will automatically enter Power Reserve if the battery gets too low, and you might see a red lighting bolt next to the time. However, you can enable the reserve feature manually.

In Power Reserve, press the side button to show the current time in a 24-hour format. The time will display for six seconds. While your Apple Watch is in Power Reserve, your Apple Watch and iPhone won't communicate, and you can't access other watch features.

To turn the watch back on, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo and wait for your Apple Watch to restart. You might need to charge your watch first.

If you need to, you can turn on Power Reserve. Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off, Power Reserve, and Lock Device options. Then drag the slider to turn on Power Reserve.

You can also turn on Power...

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05:00
Parsix Normalizes GNOME


Parsix is a feature-rich distro that will delight GNOME desktop users looking for a well-tweaked user experience. It offers a well-oiled, single track Linux desktop operating system. It has no distractions from multiple desktop options. It provides one of the best integrations of the latest GNOME desktop available. Parsix has been around since at least 2007. Along the way, it built a reputation for dependability. It offers a very solid stability of Debian with a hefty mix of desktop performance for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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04:46
Apple hires YouTube doctor who has talked of ‘...

Apple has hired a Canadian doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital for an unspecified role. Dr Mike Evans runs what he calls a ‘mini med school’ YouTube channel known as DocMikeEvans, which aims to better educate the public about health matters.

“I’m very excited for Dr. Mike that he will be able to use his multiple talents to impact an even bigger worldwide audience,” said Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, vice-president of research at St. Michael’s Hospital. “I’m looking forward to seeing his new innovations and having St. Mike’s collaborate with him in his new role.”

“Dr. Mike” isn’t allowed to say much about his new role, other than that he will be working on health-care innovation worldwide.

One reason Apple would be interested in him is no secret, however …

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04:30
Apple Watch Series 2 is a major step forward (though...

I've now spent an week with an Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm black aluminum with a black Sports band). It takes some great steps forward, but isn’t yet the perfect watch for this runner. But it’s a software feature I’m looking for, not a hardware problem. 

I must point out that, unlike my children and much of the younger generation, I like having a wristwatch. Perhaps I'm simply indoctrinated after a lifetime of wearing one, but I enjoy being able to tell the time without pulling my iPhone out of my pocket.  

Of course, buying an Apple Watch just to tell time would be like buying a 27-inch iMac with Retina display just to check your email. That's overkill.

Apple is touting the Apple Watch Series 2 as “the ultimate device for a healthy life.” That’s a bit of hype, but the smartwatch does have lots of great fitness/health bells and whistles. 

Contrary to some opinions, I found the Watch's interface easy to learn. The Digital Crown lets you easily scroll, zoom...

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04:01
Opera for Mac has built-in VPN, but don’t expect to...

Opera’s browser for Mac is finally out of beta, its headline feature being built-in unlimited VPN. The company first added it to the developer version back in April.

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04:00
Using the ‘Markup’ feature of iOS 10 Photos

With iOS 10, you can draw or type on any photo you take when using the Photos app.

Launch Photos, open a pic, and click the three-slider icon that opens up the editing options. From there, click the three-dot icon in a circle and choose “Markup.”

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02:56
Review: QNAP TS-251A NAS is a great choice for a...

On paper, the QNAP TS-251A looks like a well-specced network attached storage device for home use (buy it here for $319), featuring a dual-core processor and ample 2 GB RAM. It even has a HDMI port and bundled IR remote, so you can plug it into a TV and use it directly.

There are a hundred different features you can use a NAS for but I’m focusing on what I use: backup and a TV shows / movies server. I am looking for units that are easy to use and maintain with enough performance to handle multiple video streams at once, as I use my NAS to provide content for every television in the house. Here’s my hands on with the QNAP NAS and how well it handles media and backup tasks …

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01:42
Apple patents Apple Watch Series 2 water expulsion...

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents relating to current and potential future Apple Watch hardware applications, one of which details the unique liquid expulsion via speaker feature debuted with Apple Watch Series 2.

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Monday September 19

19:54
Consumer Reports says there isn’t much difference...

Apple made a big deal about the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras, but since the announcement of the devices there’s been debate about just how much better the cameras actually are. Our own Jeff Bejanmin has noted of some of the differences with the camera, and now Consumer Reports is out with their analysis of the changes…

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19:28
John Brooks Releases ProDOS 2.4 for All Apple II...

I love this: John Brooks announced the release of ProDOS 2.4 for all Apple II computers. It’s an update 30 years in the making, and it was released for the anniversary of Apple’s legendary Apple IIGS. On that specific machine, the new version of ProDOS includes new launching utilities, boot options, a GS/OS dormant state, and ProDOS 2.4 is smaller than ProDOS 2.0.3. Other Apple II models get new features, as well, making it a must-have for every Apple II enthusiast. You can check out the full list of improvements and features at the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange.


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18:49
How-to Change Haptic Feedback on iPhone 7 Home Button

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with a buttonless Home Button. It features haptic feedback courtesy of Apple’s Taptic Engine. When you set up a new iPhone 7/Plus, you’re asked to choose between three levels of haptic feedback. You can change this whenever you want. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.


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18:39
Professor proves NAND mirroring attack thwarts...

A Cambridge computer scientist used $100 of hardware to clone an iPhone 5c's NAND memory chip in a successful attempt at bypassing the handset's encryption lock, seemingly proving correct theories lobbed in the aftermath of Apple's encryption fight with the FBI.

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17:07
PSA: ScanSnap Users Should Not Upgrade to macOS...

Fujitsu issues a major warning about ScanSnap compatibility in macOS Sierra. The take away is that if you use ScanSnap to create PDFs, don’t upgrade to Sierra. As of this writing, Fujitsu PDFs generated by ScanSnap could become blank if opened in Sierra.


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16:54
GoPro sets the standard for action cameras with the...

Today was a busy day for GoPro. Along with revealing its much-anticipated first drone, known as the Karma, the company also introduced two new action cameras. Both the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session are a major upgrade over their predecessors, with vo...

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16:46
What's on your HDTV: 'Labyrinth' 4K...

Welcome to your fall TV season. Now we get to say things like "Lucifer got a second season?" and "Dr. Ken is still on? Good for them!" There's a slew of returning series and all-new shows, including Kiefer Sutherland as not-Jack Bauer in Designated S...

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16:33
Hilarious Galaxy Note 7 unboxing

This is absolutely hilarious.

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16:30
Apple acknowledges glitch with new iPhone Lightning...

The issue, which I’ve also experienced a few times while testing the iPhone 7, happens after you’ve left the EarPods plugged into the iPhone 7’s Lightning port for a few minutes. Audio continues to play, but the volume control dongle stops working, meaning you can’t adjust the volume, activate Siri, or answer calls.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:27
Apple working on fix for iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods...

Apple on Monday acknowledged consumer complaints that a glitch in the gratis iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods causes the attached multifunction remote control to intermittently stop functioning, saying a fix is in the works.

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16:25
See how iPhone 7 Plus’s 3GB RAM performs against...

Apple never comments on the amount of RAM it adds to its mobile devices, but it’s now well-known that the iPhone 7 Plus, with its 3 GB of RAM, has the most memory of any iPhone ever. Only the 4 GB-equipped 12.9″ iPad Pro bests the iPhone 7 Plus in this regard.

It’s largely speculated that the added RAM is there to help out with image processing in concert with the iPhone 7 Plus’ iSight Duo camera. Of course, this is Apple, so many questions remain that will likely go unanswered, but it seems like a logical explanation.

The standard-sized iPhone 7 still has 2 GB of RAM, which, after the dramatic performance differences yielded the last time there was a big RAM increase, may make some people think twice about buying the smaller version. But after an admittedly unscientific test or two, the amount of RAM probably shouldn’t be the top item on your priority list....

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16:14
Byword text editor for Mac now works with macOS...

macOS Sierra (which I almost forgot comes out tomorrow!) includes a new feature for developers to use tabs in any windowed app. You probably already use tabs in your web browser and Finder gained tabs in a recent OS X update, and macOS Sierra makes using tabs in other built-in apps like Text Editor possible.

Byword is a well-known text editor for the Mac that I personally use to draft stories and edit text for work when I’m not writing in WordPress in Safari. The latest update now lets you collect multiple Byword windows into a single Byword window with tabs just like Safari or Finder.

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16:09
Next 'GTA Online' expansion will make a...

Motorcycle gangs aren't exactly new ground for Grand Theft Auto, sure, but GTA Online will play host to the one percenters in the future. The refreshingly conservatively named "Bikers" expansion will add eight-player gangs, "a massive slate of new co...

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15:52
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19...

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.10, VMware Fusion 8.5, BusyContacts 1.1.2, SuperDuper 2.9.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1, Keyboard Maestro 7.3, Boom 2 v1.5, BusyCal 3.0.6, and iTunes 12.5.1.

 

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15:52
ExtraBITS for 19 September 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Ars Technica profiles users who cling to Mac OS 9, Peter Cohen has a fix for T-Mobile users on iOS 10, Brett Terpstra provides the ultimate guide to iOS text editors, and TechHive’s Jared Newman offers a cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NFL.

 

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15:51
Apple joins RE 100 renewable energy initiative,...

As part of continued eco-friendly efforts, Apple on Monday said it is now part of the RE100, a global initiative of leading companies committed to boosting demand and delivery of 100 percent renewable energy.

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15:45
AWT News Update: September 19, 2016

Steve's iPhone 7 Plus finally arrived today -- don't ask why it took so long -- so he's been playing with it in advance of a full review. That means that today's podcast is a bit shorter than usual!

  • We overview some rare bugs that are hitting some new iPhones
  • macOS Sierra will be here tomorrow. Are you ready?
  • Google releases Google Trips for iOS, great for business or personal travel

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 19, 2016. My iPhone 7 Plus finally showed up this afternoon, so guess what I spent a lot of the afternoon playing with? We’ll have a first look...

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15:41
Apple joins RE100, announces supplier clean energy...

Apple has joined the global renewable energy initiative RE100, reaffirming its commitment to reaching 100% renewable energy worldwide and pledging to work with the initiative to drive clean energy into the manufacturing supply chain. RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for - and delivery of - renewable energy.

Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, announced the membership today during remarks at Climate Week in New York City, and shared additional progress the company is making toward its clean energy goals. 

"Apple is committed to running on 100 percent renewable energy, and we’re happy to stand beside other companies that are working toward the same effort,” she said. “We’re excited to share the industry-leading work we've been doing to drive renewable energy into the manufacturing supply chain, and look...

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15:33
iOS 10 is already on one-third of Apple mobile...

After six days of availability, iOS 10 is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by Mixpanel — as noted by AppleInsider. 

Data from the analytics firm shows iOS 10 tracking at 33.64% of Apple devices, up from an initial figure of 14% measured 24 hours after last week's launch. Mix panel says 61.5% of devices were still running Apple's iOS 9 as of Sunday. Those running OS versions older than iOS 9 fell from 5.42% last week to 4.86%.

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15:27
Apple working on a fix for a Lightning EarPods glitch

Apple is working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company told Business Insider

The issue, which doesn’t happen consistently, happens after you've left the EarPods plugged into the iPhone 7's Lightning port for a few minutes. Audio continues to play, but the volume control dongle stops working, meaning you can't adjust the volume, activate Siri, or answer calls. It's unclear if the problem affects third-party Lightning headphones, according to Business Insider.

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15:21
Apple again shows commitment to renewable energy...

 Apple has announced a partnership with Arizona utility Salt River Project (SRP) to create new renewable energy generation to power Apple’s new global data command center. The photovoltaic solar power plant will feed clean power into SRP’s grid that supports the Apple facility, producing up to 151 million kilowatt-hours a year.

Four years ago, Apple committed to power its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy. Since 2009, Greenpeace has benchmarked the energy performance of the IT sector in its annual Clicking Clean report, which is due out at the end of September. 

“Apple has taken another important step to deliver on its commitment to powering its corner of the internet with 100 percent renewable energy. This deal once again shows that renewables are not just good for the environment, but good for business,” says Greenpeace Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook. “Greenpeace will be updating our analysis of who is winning the race to build a renewably powered...

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15:18
Apple pledges commitment to 100% renewable energy...

As its efforts to switch to renewable continue, Apple today announced that it is joining the global renewable energy initiative RE100. In joining the program, Apple will continue to work on its commitment of powering its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable. As part of the process, Apple will work with its manufacturing supply chain to push clean energy usage in that area, as well.

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15:15
Here's our first look at Panasonic's video...

Panasonic held it's Photokina 2016 press conference today and finally spilled the beans on the 4K GH5, the successor to its popular GH4. The big news was 10-bit 4K capture at up to 60 fps, and even up to 6K -- but only for short photo bursts. We also...

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15:11
Apple's iOS 10 on one-third of compatible...

After only six days of availability, Apple's latest mobile operating system iteration, iOS 10, is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by analytics firm Mixpanel.

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15:08
NASA’s Marshall Smith Sets Course for MacTech...

MacTech Conference 2016 is reaching for the stars—or at least Marshall Smith, the keynote speaker, is. Mr. Smith is NASA’s Director of Cross-Program Systems Integration and Chief Engineer for Exploration Systems Development, as part of Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate. That’s all government-speak for saying he’s the guy who coordinates engineering United States manned space flight efforts across the agency’s many employees, contractors, and locations. He’ll be talking about his insights on cross-culture and cross-organization collaboration from his perspective as one of NASA’s top men. MacTech Conference 2016 runs from November 16th through November 18th in Los Angeles and is one of the go-to events from Apple consultants, IT pros, and enterprise pros. Early bird registration is still open, so you can save US$400 off the event—plus an extra $200 using TMO’s special discount—if you sign up now...

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15:06
The Complete Guide to a Clean Install of macOS Sierra

Apple’s macOS Sierra launches on September 20th. Last year. John wrote a detailed article on how to do a clean install of OS X El Capitan. That is, if one were highly motivated to do an awful lot of work. The article applies equally to a clean install of macOS Sierra this year. If John couldn’t talk you out of it and a clean install is what you really want to do with Sierra, here’s a link to his 2015 tutorial so you can make a decision.


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14:49
Apple says a fix is coming for Lightning headphones...

The switch to Lightning headphones has been a headache for some, but Apple says that a fix is coming for a bug that’s plaguing some users. A variety of complaints have surfaced on Twitter that say the volume controls on Lightning EarPods become nonfunctional after a short amount of time…

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14:40
Twitter stops counting photos, GIFs, polls, and...

Longer tweets are finally here.

On Monday, Twitter began letting its users post photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes of other tweets without counting against the 140-character limit. Now that these media attachments won’t reduce the character count, users can compose longer tweets. Twitter announced this change back in May, but the company did not set a date for when it would actually be rolling it out to users. 

Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC

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14:27
TMO Background Mode: Interview with MyMac Founder...

Tim Robertson is the founder and publisher of MyMac. He’s one of the pioneers in our business. Tim tells the story about how, in 1995, he was more or less a jock, but realized that his daughter was going to need to know about computers. After some research, he bought an Apple Performa 410. Learning how to use this computer, and wanting to be a writer, launched Tim into a lifelong love affair with Apple and publishing. Like many, he started writing about what he learned. But at that time, one had to create digital publications with Doc Maker, downloadable from a BBS. Soon thereafter, he was on the internet with the now legendary Mymac.com and a team of contributors. Come listen as we chat about the remarkable evolution of Tim’s publishing career.


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14:25
iOS 10: How to Set up Spam Call Blocking on Your...

iOS 10 lets you block spam calls, but it isn’t as simple as flipping a virtual switch. You’ll need an app, like the free WhoCalls, to get started. Follow along with The Mac Observer’s video tip to learn how to get your iPhone set up.


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14:22
Steam Blows Off Aggrieved Indie Dev


Independent video game developer Digital Homicide Studios on Monday posted a response to its ban from Valve Corporation's digital distribution platform Steam. Valve banned the development studio this weekend, after Digital Homicide reportedly initiated legal action against 100 users who had posted negative reviews of its games. Digital Homicide resorted to lawsuits after Steam failed to resolve abuse issues that had arisen concerning those users of the Steam community, according to the Digital Homicide post.

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14:20
Google's next phones may be much more expensive

For years, Google's reference Android smartphones have been relative bargains. Even the $649 Nexus 6 was a steal considering its then cutting-edge screen. You might have to get used to shelling out much more going forward, though. A reportedly trustw...

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13:59
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 19, 2016

iOS Apps/Updates

Chomp Chomp Apps has introduced Square Borne Farm 1.0. It’s a physics puzzle adventure in which players choose from a variety of cute characters to play through over 100 levels. Players can compete with their friends through leaderboards and achievements. Square Borne Farm is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

EMH Enterprises has launched Text Maid 1.0. The $3.99 app lets users schedule customized texts. They can be scheduled minutes, months or years ahead; it's possible to send re-occurring texts as well.

Haypi has debuted Mush War 1.0. In the free tower defense game, the mushroom prince has started his adventure to find the legendary Castle of...

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13:55
'Cards Against Humanity' re-opens STEM...

Last year, the wildly popular potty-mouthed card game Cards Against Humanity channeled the profits from its $10 Science Pack into a full-ride college scholarship for women studying science, technology, engineering or math. With Science Pack sales sti...

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13:54
Are smartphones threatening the camera industry?

As a photographer, I’m excited about what the iPhone 7 brings if only because it will push other manufacturers to do more with less. Of course, there may (will?) be a tipping point where the market is unsustainable for the Nikons and Canons of the world. I hope that day never comes though.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:36
Samsung shows how to identify safe Galaxy Note 7...

Samsung has already hinted that there will be easy ways to determine whether or not the Galaxy Note 7 you have in your hand has a safe battery, but it's not leaving anything to chance. The company has posted a guide that shows you exactly what to lo...

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13:31
iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit bundles tech...

iDevices has grown its HomeKit-compatible home automation line with a kit comprising three light bulb adapters, seven electrical plugs, and added concierge service for priority support access.

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13:29
[Sponsor] iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit

The moment Apple releases a new product, we get to work taking it apart. Last year, the Apple Watch gave us a unique challenge: a new tri-point screw smaller than any we’d seen before. We got it open by improvising with a diamond file.

Then we took precise measurements and created a new CNC-machined tool. Good thing, because the iPhone 7 uses the same screw.

The iPhone design team is completely outclassing Samsung on repairability, but you’re going to need some new tools.

The Pro Tech Toolkit is the best electronics repair set we’ve ever made. Coupon code “courage” knocks $5 off.

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13:25
Nikon takes aim at GoPro with new KeyMission line of...

Nikon announced its first three action cameras on Monday ahead of this week's Photokina expo in Germany, looking to claim share of a field largely dominated by GoPro.

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13:20
Explaining Sierra’s Optimized Storage

Many of the new Optimized Storage features in macOS Sierra will be appreciated by those whose drives are nearly full, but a few of the options have potentially worrying repercussions so we recommend reading this article and making sure you understand what can happen with your data before you turn on all the options. Adam Engst takes a deep dive into Optimized Storage to explain both the features and the concerns.

 

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13:20
Uber plans Detroit facility so it can collaborate...

Following last week's self-driving car news, Uber is preparing to open a new facility in Detroit. The ride-sharing company revealed a fleet of autonomous Ford Fusions a few days ago that are already taking passengers around Pittsburgh. Today, vice pr...

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13:18
DisplayMate publishes full review of iPhone 7,...

Every so often, Dr. Raymond Soneira tests a new display and/or camera system.

The man goes thoroughly bananas with his tests.

And this time he focused on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus displays and cameras, especially compares to the iPhone 6 and 6s cameras and displays.

His new review points out the following:

• The iPhone 7 has Two Standard Color Gamuts, the new DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut that is used in 4K UHD TVs and Digital Cinema, and also the traditional smaller sRGB / Rec.709 Color Gamut that is used for producing most existing consumer content for digital cameras, TVs, the internet, and computers, including photos, videos, and movies. What’s more, on the iPhone 7 both Color Gamuts have been implemented with...

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13:04
A first look at GoPro's foldable Karma drone

It finally happened. After months of teasing its first drone, GoPro today revealed the Karma. As we mentioned earlier, the quadcopter features a sleek and compact design, with foldable blades that'll make it easy to fit into a backpack. We had the ch...

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12:54
Facebook snags modular gadget startup Nascent...

Google's Project Ara was highly anticipated by consumers excited to upgrade their modular devices over time, but that dream died when the tech giant pulled the plug on the endeavor three weeks ago. Seems like Facebook isn't done with mix-and-match ga...

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12:49
Review: Apple Watch Series 2 improves speed and...

Apple Watch Series 2 hit stores on Friday and I’ve spent the weekend testing its new features. From outdoor cycling and swimming in the ocean to comparing it to the first-generation Apple Watch, I had my own list of questions I wanted answered and I’m mostly happy with my experience.

I used the first-generation Apple Watch every single day since April 2015 and reviewed it in May 2015 after a couple of weeks. For me, the original Apple Watch was a tremendous improvement over my Pebble and basic digital watch with features like Siri, iMessage and Apple Pay plus a design that was good enough to continue with Series 2. A year in, I fully realized how effective Apple Watch can be as a fitness tracker which is where much of the focus on Series 2 exists.

Apple Watch Series 2 is similar enough...

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12:45
Preparing your Mac for macOS Sierra

Tomorrow's another big day for Apple fans. On Tuesday, September 20 at around 10 AM PT, we should see the release of macOS Sierra to the general public. In advance of the next Mac operating system, Apple World Today wants to make sure that your Mac is ready to roll. Here are things you can do to make sure you're ready:

1) Make sure that your Mac can be updated to macOS Sierra

OK, I know this one sounds stupid, but you wouldn't believe how many people with Macs that can't run the newest OS get upset when the update doesn't show up for them. Just about any Mac from late 2009 on can be updated, although not all functions may be available:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer) 
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)

2) Back everything up today and consider making a bootable...

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12:20
Fence-climbing robot could be priced within your...

Four-legged, go-anywhere robots aren't really affordable... not unless you're willing to spend as much as you would on a used car, anyway. Ghost Robotics, however, thinks it can do better. It's working on the Ghost Minitaur, a dog-sized quadruped bot...

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11:55
News: DisplayMate says iPhone 7 has the ‘best...

A new report by DisplayMate compares the display used in the new iPhone 7 with the one found in the iPhone 6, assessing a number of factors such as color accuracy, color gamuts, viewing angles, contrast ratios, performance in different lighting conditions, and display calibration and picture quality. From the comparison, DisplayMate concludes that the iPhone 7 is a “Truly Impressive Top Performing Display” and that it’s “by…

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11:50
iPhone 7 Plus Makes Hissing Sound Under Load, Some...

Several commendable users are complaining that their iPhone 7 Plus handsets are making a "hissing" noise especially when they do some heavy weight work. Some users note that this issue extends to the iPhone 7 as well. BusinessInsider reports:Stephen Hackett, cofounder of podcast network Relay FM, tweeted that his iPhone 7 Plus "makes terrible noises when under load," and shared an audio clip of the noise. TechCrunch writer (and former Apple employee) Darrell Etherington responded that his "brand new, just-unboxed [device is] doing the same thing right now." It sounds like the problem isn't affecting all devices, and it's not immediately clear what's behind it. Hackett said on Twitter that Apple will be replacing his device with a new one, which suggests it's a defect rather than just an unexpected quirk of the new smartphone's design. There's some speculation out there as to what's causing it - but nothing concrete yet. Engadget's Jon Fingas suggests it could be "coil whine," a...

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11:48
∞ Ken Block’s Gymkhana Nine “Raw Industrial...

I love these Ken Block videos. I can’t imagine being able to drive this well.

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11:48
Samsung’s battery crisis

Samsung execs on hearing there would be no major design of the iPhone 7:

So the top brass at Samsung Electronics Co., including phone chief D.J. Koh, decided to accelerate the launch of a new phone they were confident would dazzle consumers and capitalize on the opportunity, according to people familiar with the matter. They pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines, despite loads of new features, another person with direct knowledge said.

Safe to say that it didn’t work out so good for them. Still it’s hard to tell if the battery problem would have been caught even without the tighter deadlines.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:36
Mobility is Driving Computational Evolution of Apple...

The computational demands placed on a mobile device, like an iPhone, are staggering. The iPhone 7 camera system performs 100 billion operations on each photo in 25 milliseconds. Plus, strong, fast encryption, facial recognition and fingerprint recognition, to name a few, are technologies that haven’t been paramount on the desktop or notebook. Could it be that Apple’s extreme focus on mobile computation is causing traditional products to take more of a back seat? John ponders on page 2 of Particle Debris.


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11:30
Selling your old iPhone? Go with Gazelle and benefit...

Have a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus coming soon? If you head to Gazelle.com and get a price quote on what they'll pay you for your old iPhone (or other smartphone) before September 30, you'll have until November 18 to send the old phone in to Apple. Not only will you get Gazelle's great customer service (they ship for free in a box that is sent to you and pay quickly), but that's over a month that you can lock in the price on your old phone before your iPhone 7 arrives.

What's even better is that we're an affiliate partner of Gazelle, so every trade-in you make helps support the website. Either click the link above or the banner below to go to Gazelle's website, click on "Sell iPhone", then get a quote to get started. It's a fast, easy way to get cash for your old phone. 

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11:24
iPhone 7/7 Plus adoption rate looks similar to that...

During the first weekend of sales, the iPhone 7 grabbed 1% of the device market share, while the iPhone 7 Plus accounts for .2%. That’s about on par with the adoption rate of earlier Apple smartphone models, according to Localytics.

The research group says it’s important to note that this data doesn’t represent sales of the newest iPhone, but measures users who have received their phones and have started using apps. This year, many people decided to order online to avoid long lines which means these users will have to wait a couple weeks to get their hands on their new phone. Given that Apple is expected to sell 13 million phones this weekend, beating the first weekend of the “6S” models last year, these...

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11:15
TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-19: The iPhone 7...

to share their thoughts and first impressions on Apple’s latest smartphone. John also talks about what went right—and wrong—with his iPhone trade in at the Apple Store.


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11:11
Google Trips mobile app helps you craft the perfect...

Google today introduced Trips, a new app that lets you manage and organize everything about your vacations in one place. The app tries to solve a big pain point with international travel — Internet access — by automatically storing all your trip information offline, and it also makes suggestions during your trip based on what’s nearby to craft the perfect day plans… more…

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11:11
Stellar Data Utility Bundle for Mac: $49.99

We have a bundle for you today on four Mac utilities from Stellar: Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery, Stellar Phoenix JPEG Repair, Stellar Audio Video Converter, and Stellar Speedup. Combined, they retail for $153.97, but they’re $49.99 through our deal. You can find details on each app in the deal listing.


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11:06
Google Trips is here to tame all your unruly travel...

Any trip creates a web of details that can be difficult to sort through. Google, whose main purpose is making sense of disparate bits of information, wants to bring its organizational talents to your next vacation.

The company released Google Trips for Android and iOS on Monday. The app takes details from your Gmail and puts them into an easy-to-view package so you can easily find your itinerary, hotel reservation, and get recommendations about what to do.

Google has dabbled in this space before, offering trip summaries in Google Now and organizing such details in the Inbox mail app. This is a more direct approach that puts these features more front and center with a...

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11:05
Apple's first weekend of iPhone 7 sales roughly...

The first weekend of iPhone 7 sales seems to have been on track with past iPhone launches, despite Apple's decision not to announce official numbers, according to early analytics data.

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11:05
Olympus' OM-D E-M1 Mark II is all about speed

Olympus is working on a new version of its flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which sports a high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor that's 3.5 times faster than previous editions. The new camera also includes a 20.4 megapixel...

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11:02
Twitter’s new, longer tweets have arrived

Twitter has a lot of major problems but removing the pain point of this (relatively) minor problem is a nice little perk.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:57
The GoPro Hero5 Black: waterproof, stabilized, voice...

This just might be the GoPro that makes me buy a GoPro.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:44
Twitter removes character limit for photos, videos...

Right on schedule, Twitter's long-anticipated announcement goes live today: photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quoted tweets will no longer count towards the 140-character limit. The company is also testing out some new changes to the way @-replies func...

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10:43
Google Photos intros smart themed movies and faster...

Google Photos already makes movies using your photos, but they don't really have that personal touch. Where's that Facebook-style ability to automatically create videos around major life events? Relax, it's here: Google is trotting out a Photos updat...

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10:05
Comcast's Netflix-on-X1 beta test starts...

It seems odd to hear, but it's real: this week Netflix will start to become available on Comcast cable boxes across the country. Announced a couple of months ago, the partnership is rolling out slowly as a beta test, so interested Comcast customers w...

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10:04
GoPro unveils $799 Karma flying camera drone, plus...

Karma, the long awaited first flying camera from GoPro, was unveiled on Monday with a starting price tag of $799, including a handheld stabilized grip for capturing shots on the ground. Also announced were waterproof and cloud-connected Hero5 and Session cameras, simplified video editing software for Apple's iOS, and a keychain-sized, Lightning-connected microSD card reader.

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10:00
Google wants to help find your next book to read

It doesn't matter if you've got the biggest or best shop in the world if you can't connect people to the things that they want. It's an issue that Google is hoping to address in its electronic bookstore with the launch of Discover, a new way to show...

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