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Monday March 20

13:23
Who accepts Apple Pay now?

Whether you always keep your eye out for new places to use Apple Pay or you’re new to Apple’s fast and secure payment service, one thing is for sure, it’s growing and changing fast. Let’s take a look at what stores and businesses are accepting Apple Pay now and the different ways you can use it.

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13:13
Report: Android creator Andy Rubin’s hardware...

According to a report today out of The Wall Street Journal, SoftBank has pulled out of a deal to provide Essential with $100 million in funding. Essential reportedly plans to launch a premium smartphone to go head-to-head with the iPhone, and was founded by the father of Android, Andy Rubin…

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13:10
US temporarily bans most electronics on Middle...

The US just made traveling to certain parts of the world considerably more complicated, at least if you're a technology fan. Middle Eastern and African airlines (including Royal Jordanian and Saudia) say the US has asked them to institute a 96-hour b...

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13:09
What’s next for Siri: Apple’s advantage for its Echo...

Samsung’s announcement of its new upcoming Bixby personal assistant for its Galaxy S8 has once again started the chatter about Siri vs Alexa vs Google Assistant vs Bixby. If you were to read the latest comparisons, you might get the impression Siri is a bit behind the other guys, mainly because Amazon Echo is doing well as the first real standalone speaker product for a personal assistant, and Google Home is following closely behind with its new ‘Assistant’. But with what’s rumored to be in store for iPhone 8 from good sources, I think Siri and Apple’s standalone Siri speaker product will have some big advantages.

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12:52
About That Purported 10.5-Inch iPad

Business Insider, back in November:

Apple is preparing new iPads for a launch in March, Barclays
analysts Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn wrote in a note
distributed to clients on Friday. The analysts cite supply chain
sources spoken to during a trip to Asia.

“New iPads in March — Bezel-less [like the upcoming iPhone] — We
expect the 9.7-inch to move to a low-cost model, a refresh of the
12.9-inch pro and a new 10.9-inch, which is likely the same
physical size as the 9.7-inch but with a borderless screen,” the
analysts wrote.

A March iPad launch lines up with predictions previously made by
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
. He predicted a
10.5-inch iPad next year, along with a...

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12:44
Apple May be Interested in AR Glasses After All

It’s no secret Apple has a very real interest in augmented reality, and that it’s likely headed to the iPhone. Seems the company is exploring AR glasses, like Google did with Google Glass, and will target our eyes after tackling the iPhone.


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12:42
For Your Next Coffee Table, How About a Smart Table?

Coffee tables are usually boring, but one company has developed a prototype that is far from it. Jeff Butts has discovered a “smart coffee table” that merges aesthetics with modern conveniences, including USB ports, electrical outlets, and more.


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12:41
Encrypting email in iOS

Are you frustrated by trying to figure out how to get started encrypting email with iOS Mail? It’s easy in macOS, but not so much so on the iPhone or iPad. I’ve dug into the process, consulted dozens of forum posts and support articles. Then I tested, retested, and tested my process again. As of iOS 10.2.1, the process I detail below should get you going with sending encrypted email under iOS, using Apple’s Mail app.

If you are interested in encrypted email in iOS, this is worth a read.

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12:33
Microsoft creates tool to help Apple users migrate...




Microsoft is attempting to make it easier for Mac users to "switch" over to Windows by creating a new tool, with the "Mac to Surface Assistant" said to help transfer the user's files from their Mac to the company's Windows tablet.

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12:30
Review: Blue Sadie Headphones

One year ago we reviewed the Blue Lola, a headphone unlike any we had seen before. This year, Blue returns with the Sadie ($400), an updated version of Blue’s Mo-Fi that stays true to the company’s design aesthetic. The Sadie’s key differentiator is a relatively powerful amplifier hidden inside a package no bigger than the Lola, promising to reduce power usage on your portable devices. Though the Sadie sounds good, we’re still having trouble wrapping our heads around how Blue headphones wrap around our heads.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:23
Apple's 'iPhone 8' to use 'water...




This year's "iPhone 8" will sport a "water drop design" referencing the original iPhone, a Korean report claimed on Monday, with Apple employing "3D glass" to mimic the 2007 device's heavily-rounded edges.

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12:20
Android Creator Lost Out On a Big Investment, and...

Earlier this year, we learned that Andy Rubin, creator of the Android operating system, has built a new company called Essential. The company was reportedly working on a "high-end smartphone with a large edge-to-edge screen that lacks a surrounding bezel." It appears things aren't chugging along so smoothly. From a report: Andy Rubin, a co-creator of Android, lost out on a $100 million investment from SoftBank as Apple deepened ties with the Japanese investor, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Rubin's company, Essential Products, is reportedly planning to release a new high-end smartphone this spring, and SoftBank planned to market the phone in Japan, the Journal said. But Apple subsequently agreed to commit $1 billion to SoftBank's Vision Fund, a move that "complicated" SoftBank's investment in Essential Products, the Journal reported Monday. Apple did not directly block the deal, the Journal said, though Rubin's premium phone would be released ahead of...

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12:00
Popular Open-Source Audio Editor Audacity Adds...

Audacity, a popular open-source and cross-platform audio editor, has received a "maintenance" update that brings several improvements. Dubbed v2.1.3, the biggest new addition appears to be support for Windows 10 OS. For Mac users, Audacity now works in tandem with the Magic Mouse. "We now support Trackpad and Magic Mouse horizontal scroll without SHIFT key and Trackpad pinch and expand to zoom at the pointer," the release note says. We also have new "Scrub Ruler" and "Scrub Toolbar" scrubbing options in the application now. Read the full changelog here.


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11:40
Apple's Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality

Apple is beefing up its staff with acquisitions and some big hires to help design augmented reality glasses and iPhone features, according to Bloomberg. From a report: Apple is working on "digital spectacles" that could connect to an iPhone and beam content like movies and maps, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported on Monday. The Cupertino, Calif.- based company is also working on augmented reality features for the iPhone that are similar to Snapchat, Bloomberg said. To make its augmented reality push, Apple has acquired augmented reality start-ups FlyBy Media and Metaio, and hired major players from Amazon, Facebook's Oculus, Microsoft's HoloLens, and Dolby.


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11:38
Encrypting Email With iOS Mail – A How-To

One of the most frustrating tasks for iPhone and iPad users is figuring out how to get it to play nicely with encrypted email with iOS Mail. Jeff Butts decided to brave the frustration, scoured the Internet for tips, and developed a method that should solve your woes.


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11:28
Apple Goes Tax-free in New Zealand – TMO Daily...

Apple is a master of making profits, and an expert and keeping its money out of government hands. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to offer their thoughts on Apple’s tax practices in New Zealand and other countries.


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11:24
Samsung reveals new 'Bixby' AI assistant...




Confirming rumors, Samsung on Monday revealed the existence of "Bixby," a new AI assistant that should debut with the Galaxy S8 later this month and challenge Apple's Siri with some new technologies.

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11:03
Report: iPhone 8 to feature ‘water drop design’,...

Korea’s ET News reports that the so-called iPhone 8 will feature a ‘water drop design’ with curves similar to the original iPhone 10 years ago. While reports have previously claimed the new design will feature an all-glass front and back like the flat iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, the latest rumor expects curved glass on both sides.

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11:00
SoftBank CEO ditches investment plans for Android...




SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has reportedly axed plans to invest $100 million in Android founder Andy Rubin's smartphone startup, reportedly because of SoftBank's close business ties to Apple.

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10:41
Apple's iPhone slipping in China because...




Apple's decline in Chinese iPhone shipments during 2016 can be blamed on the company refusing to adapt its tactics to the local market out of fear of risking its business elsewhere, according to Duan Yongping, the founder of Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo.

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10:39
Apple posts eight public, developer betas of macOS...

Apple has released an eight beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 for developers and public beta testers. 

The upgrade brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac, allowing users to cut down on blue light exposure. It also includes Shanghainese dictation support, cricket scores for Siri, and PDFKit improvements.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

The developer beta can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center — if you’re a registered developer, that is.

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10:29
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 eighth beta, watchOS 3.2 beta 7...




With speculation about an imminent release of new hardware growing, Apple has issued its third macOS Sierra 10.2 beta release in a week, and another version of the watchOS 3.2 beta for developers.

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10:26
Apple’s online store will be in ‘maintenance mode’...

New iPads tomorrow, perhaps? Apple has updated its System Status page, noting that its online store will be "updated and unavailable" for "maintenance" tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, between midnight and 5:30 a.m. (Pacific).

My crystal ball tells me that Apple will introduce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model along with a revised a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad model with the 7.9-inch iPad mini being discontinued. All will AMOLED displays and incorporate the TrueTone tech introduced in the first gen 9.7-inch iPad Pro. What’s more, I think the rumored Apple Pencil 2 will arrive with the revamped tablet line-up. However, other sources don’t expect the 10.5-inch iPad Pro to arrive until April.

Of course, there’s always a chance Apple will surprise us and release new iMacs instead of (or perhaps in...

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10:15
Why Tech Can't Help Donald Trump and Most CEOs


The new president is making almost the identical mistake President Obama made during his first two years. Trump has picked a major entitlement to hang his hat on -- the same major entitlement, healthcare -- and shortly will discover what most CIOs know: You don't mess with anything that touches everybody. The likely outcome will be that like Obama, Trump will lose the house in the next election, and that the Republicans will be forced out of power over the next four to eight years, all for an avoidable, repeated mistake.

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10:08
New iPad rumors: Planned Apple Store outage on...

Spring is just around the corner, which means we’re likely getting close to another Apple event—and the rumor mill is starting to churn. As first spotted by MacRumors, Japanese site Mac Otakara recently claimed that Apple will host an event in March with its new iPad Pro lineup in the starring role. But now we’re not so sure—maybe an event will happen in April, after Apple Park opens, or perhaps Apple will just update the product mix in the Apple Store without a press event at all.

Until it’s official, we’ll collect every rumor here and add our two cents, right up until the moment the new models are unveiled onstage.

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10:02
Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 for Mac

Apple is rolling out the eighth macOS 10.12.4 beta for developer testing. The upcoming version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac.

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10:01
Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 7 for Apple Watch

Apple is rolling out the seventh watchOS 3.2 beta for developer testing on Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 beta includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts.

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10:00
Watch how Tom Cruise pulled off zero-g plane stunt...

Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admire Cruise for pushing the envelope when it comes to these stunts.

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09:49
News: Apple Store going down for ‘maintenance’...

Apple’s system status page is now showing that the company’s web site will be down tomorrow morning for maintanance. While the company has made no official mention of a product release tomorrow, Apple usually takes down its web site ahead of rolling out new devices, and the 8:30 a.m. EST end time for the maintenance correspondes with when Apple typically issues its press releases. The move also fits into the time frame reported by MacRumors…

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09:45
Chance The Rapper detailed his Apple relationship to...

I don’t know if the $500,000 Apple paid for the exclusive is out of line with other deals but I do have a prediction: After shooting his mouth off, Apple will not have any more exclusives from this artist.

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09:30
Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to...

Our future full of autonomous cars may be further away than the “experts” think.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air $940...

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09:23
Microsoft inserting ads into Windows 10 File Explorer




Microsoft continues aggressively promoting its own services in Task Bar notifications when using third party browsers, and most recently has been caught injecting advertisements to sign up for paid OneDrive subscriptions in the Windows 10 -- but the File Explorer ad can be disabled.

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09:20
Apple says online store will ‘be updated’ overnight...

While this could turn out to be nothing at all, there’s an interesting detail on Apple’s system status page: the Apple Online Store is scheduled to go down tomorrow from 12:00 am to 5:30 am PT. Apple’s online store typically goes offline for several hours ahead of product refreshes.

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09:15
Don’t plant those “bee-friendly” wildflowers...

When I first heard about this giveaway on social media, I thought it was a good, cute way to help an “endangered population” of bees. But read the article.

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09:10
News: Politicians in New Zealand raise alarm about...

Despite making $4.2 billion in sales in New Zealand since 2007, Apple pays no taxes in that country, the New Zealand Herald reports. Apple has paid $37 million on that income, but the money went to the Australian Tax Office instead of staying in New Zealand. On that same sum, taxes in New Zealand would have totaled $357 million, but since Apple’s New Zealand operations are run out of Australia, the company is able to take advantage of a tax…

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08:58
22 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2017

If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2017. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others.

 

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08:54
Apple's online store will close Tuesday morning...




Apple's updated system status page now discloses upcoming maintenance for the company's website, revealing that there is a planned outage scheduled for early Tuesday morning, potentially in anticipation of a new 128-gigabyte iPhone SE and more.

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08:51
News: Fabricate announces Nearbuds for AirPods

Fabricate has announced an upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Nearbuds for AirPods, a new product the company is developing on the heels of its earlier Nearpods for EarPods accessory for managing Apple’s wired earphones. Nearbuds for AirPods is a magnetic clip system with an adjustable strap that will help users protect and secure their AirPods. Each clip includes a neodymium magnet, allowing AirPods to be held together or attached to any metallic…

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08:47
Developer gets a Game Boy emulator running on the...

Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan

If it's sufficiently fast and has a screen, someone will eventually get an old-school game emulator running on it. Over the weekend, iOS developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan made that happen for the Apple Watch with a Game Boy emulator he calls "Giovanni."

Named for the leader of Team Rocket from the original Pokémon games, Giovanni runs Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on the Apple Watch Series 2 (the Series 1 hardware is presumably capable of the same performance, though the original Apple Watch is likely too slow). O'Flaherty-Chan used the existing Gambatte emulator as Giovanni's core and then added Apple Watch-friendly controls. There's room for the select, start, and B buttons at the bottom of the screen; you tap the right side of the screen for the A button, while the left side of the...

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08:42
Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ may occupy prices...




While Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ will nominally compete with Apple's rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" phones, they may sit in a middleground in terms of price, a well-known leak source suggested over the weekend.

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08:14
Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,719; $...




Shoppers this week can save $80 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Or pick up a $100 iTunes code for $85 ($15 off). Samsung's 55" 4K Curved LED TV is also $2,900 off today only, and PDF Expert 2.2 is $24.99 with coupon.

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08:11
Updated WebMD pregnancy app utilizes Apple's...




WebMD has relaunched its Pregnancy app for the iPhone, and has integrated Apple's ResearchKit into the app to advance research on what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive pregnancy outcomes.

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08:03
News: WebMD launches pregnancy study using Apple’s...

WebMB has partnered with Scripps Translational Science Institute to conduct a study on pregnancy using Apple’s ResearchKit. WebMD’s existing pregnancy app for iOS has been redesigned to allow for data collection from women opting into the study, which the company hopes will provide new insights on what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive outcomes. Participants will be able to share biometric data from their iPhone and other…

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08:02
Apple's mystery product A1844 revealed

While "leaks" and pure speculation regarding Apple's newest iPhones, iPads and Macs abound, sometimes the same intensity of conjecture can be focused on other "products" that are discovered. That's the case with a wireless device with the product number A1844 that was the subject of intense scrutiny after being spotted in FCC filings by someone at Bloomberg last year. Well, it turns out that A1844 is actually an electronic badge reader possibly designed for use at Apple Park.

Someone at Business Insider found another FCC online filing, which showed how the mysterious A1844 works: "1. Present the company provided credential to the reader. 2. The reader will indicate granted access by briefly changing color to green and playing a sound. Declined access is indicated by red color and a second sound."

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07:58
Apple paid taxes from New Zealand revenues to...




Apple has not paid any income tax in New Zealand for the last ten years, a new report reveals , with the iPhone producer said to have paid out only $37 million from sales generated in the country, paying the due tax to the Australian Tax Office instead of New Zealand's Inland Revenue.

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07:57
An Ideal iPad Case for Little Kids

Looking for a solution to protect an iPad or other tablet from a small child? Chinese manufacturers have developed an inexpensive case that’s ideal for little hands.

 

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07:53
Comment: I’m wondering whether even Apple could pull...

We’ve now heard more than one report that, while Apple has augmented reality plans for the iPhone, it is also planning to make some smart glasses further down the line. This is the product category made famous – or perhaps infamous – by Google Glass.

There are two undeniable facts about Google Glass. First, it’s cool technology. Second, it’s decidedly uncool to be seen wearing them. It was that latter fact that led to Google abandoning plans to pitch them as a consumer device and to target them instead at enterprise applications, like...

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07:51
Apple has paid no taxes in New Zealand for 10 years

Apple NZ has paid no taxes within New Zealand, and has instead been paying the amount due to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). According to the New Zealand Herald, Apple NZ has paid nothing in taxes to the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department for the last 10 years despite making sales worth around $4.2 billion since 2007.

According to the ATO's 2014-15 Corporate Tax Transparency report, Apple paid AU$146 million in tax, more than double the AU$72 million it paid a year earlier.

Under Australia's new multinational tax anti-avoidance laws -- implemented as part of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommendations stemming from its G20-commissioned base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) project -- as of July 2016, companies operating in Australia that have an annual global income of more than AU$1 billion are required to...

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07:40
Apple fans in Korea are feeling no love from the...

Apple users in Korea are feeling no love after the Cupertino, California-based company decided to make heavy investments in China while mostly ignoring Korea, according to The Korea Times.

The company has yet to open an Apple Store for consumer service, not to mention an R&D facility in the country. And while Apple has 40 stores in China, it has yet to open one in Korea, although it reportedly plans a retail establishment in souther Seoul.

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07:28
Open source ‘Giovanni’ emulator prototype brings...

If you’ve checked the App Store lately via the Apple Watch app, then you’re likely aware of how limited the gaming library is on watchOS. Developer Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan’s prototype Game Boy emulator is looking to help the cause by making a library of Nintendo games available on Apple Watch.

The emulator, named Giovanni after a Pokémon villain, is open source and available for developers to explore on GitHub. As you might expect, being a prototype it can be a bit slow and sluggish, but it’s still an impressive feat when you consider the limited nature of the Apple Watch hardware and software. more…

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07:17
TSMC pondering US location for $16B 3nm chip foundry...




Apple chip supplier TSMC is examining all its options for a 3nm chip foundry location, but still on the table is a U.S. plant worth $16 billion, with an estimated completion of 2022.

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07:08
Man dies after charging iPhone while lying in a bath

Terrible. Completely avoidable.

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07:05
Mystery Device A1844 is a lock for Apple Park, not...

Apple’s mysterious wireless device awaiting Federal Communications Commission approval turned out to be a door lock system for Apple Park, the company’s new campus that’s opening in April. That pretty much kills the idea that Apple was about to release a Siri-based Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor.


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07:04
Apple’s next big thing: Augmented Reality

Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg:

Investors impatient for Apple’s next breakthrough will be happy to know that Cook is very serious about AR. People with knowledge of the company’s plans say Apple has embarked on an ambitious bid to bring the technology to the masses—an effort Cook and his team see as the best way for the company to dominate the next generation of gadgetry and keep people wedded to its ecosystem.

Apple has built a team combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal strategy. Run by a former Dolby Laboratories executive, the group includes engineers who worked on the Oculus and HoloLens virtual reality headsets sold by Facebook and Microsoft as well as digital-effects wizards from Hollywood. Apple has also acquired several small firms with knowledge of AR hardware, 3D gaming and virtual reality software.

And:

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07:00
Kickstarter campaign launches for Superscreen that ‘...

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has launched for Transcendent Designs’ Superscreen, a display that turns an iOS and Android smartphone into a 10.1-inch Full HD tablet with 2560 x 1600 2K display. Contributions cost $99, which is 67% off the expected retail price of $299. 

Transcendent Designs are looking to raise at least $50,000. Founder Brent Morgan tells Apple World Today that the Superscreen provides full control of people’s smartphones on a “4x larger and better, full HD 10.1-inch display.” It connects directly to a user’s phone via a secure, private connection. Morgan says there are no file transfers, no clouds, no wires and no contracts.

The campaign will run until April 19. Morgan says shipping starts in December, although “pilot units” will be sent to early backers in September. Backers can choose between two colors: midnight black and ivory white.

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07:00
Disney Magic Kingdoms swaps the magic for monotony

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

I have a four-year-old son who happily flips out every time we see a Walt Disney World commercial on TV, so I’ve spent the last year grimacing at the thought of how much money we’ll have to shell out to bring him there. It’s mind-numbing, but I know it’ll be worth it.

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06:58
Citing 'powder keg' with coming '...




Estimates for Apple on Wall Street remain "way too low," in the eyes of analyst Timothy Arcuri, who believes that the combination of a new iPhone form factor with an aging install base could create a "powder keg" for shares of the company.

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06:56
News: Hundreds of Apple engineers focused on...

Apple has combined veterans from its hardware and software operations with a group of talented new hires to build a team focused on creating ambitious augmented reality breakthroughs, Bloomberg reports. The team, run by former Dolby Laboratories executive Mike Rockwell, includes researchers who were previously working on Oculus virtual reality headsets, Amazon’s Lumberyard virtual reality platform and Meta’s augmented reality glasses project.…

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06:47
Netflix is testing a button for skipping the opening...

Why not? This is just the tip of the iceberg. Why not add in tech that lets us speed up a video, dropping duplicated frames when a camera shot stays in place for an extended period, or when a transition from scene to scene is overly slow? How about a smart button that lets us jump from scene to scene to more accurately find a specific spot in a movie?

For purists, this is anathema. I get it. But the beauty of adding tech like this is, you can easily just ignore it. It’s not the same as the difference between a director’s cut and one cut for commercial TV. Those are different as night and day and there’s nothing you can do to convert the cut up version to the original.

I applaud the layering of AI in this space. Bring it on. Just be sure I can disable any add-ons and watch the content in its original form.

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06:42
WebMD’s Pregnancy app and study will use Apple’s...

WebMD — a provider of health information services — and Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have announced a new investigative study designed to improve researchers’ and health care professionals’ understanding of what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive pregnancy outcomes. 

The Healthy Pregnancy Study will use WebMD’s newly redesigned and enhanced Pregnancy app for iPhone; it’s available at the Apple App Store. Incorporation of the Apple ResearchKit software framework will enable survey participants to eConsent, easily and anonymously answer questions, and share connected device data about their pregnancies with researchers for analysis, says Dr. Eric Topol, director of STSI and editor-in-chief of Medscape. 

Participants in the Healthy Pregnancy Study will be asked to share information about their medication use, vaccinations they may have received during pregnancy, pre-existing conditions,...

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06:39
WebMD launching pregnancy study app with Apple’s...

WebMD has launched a new version of its pregnancy app that uses Apple’s ResearchKit framework to easily conduct user surveys. The Healthy Pregnancy Study relies on ResearchKit to “easily and anonymously answer questions, and share connected device data about their pregnancies with researchers for analysis” according to WebMD.

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06:33
Nine accessories for charging Apple devices

Julio Ojeda-Zapata, writing for TidBITS, digs into the morass of charging accessories for Apple laptops, tablets, phones and watches, presenting nine that made the cut. Spend a few minutes scanning through these, see if any fill a need for you. Good stuff.

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06:31
Apple reportedly has ‘hundreds of engineers’ working...

Apple has built an augmented reality (AR) team of hundreds of engineers “combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders” and is “very serious about AR,” reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people with knowledge of the company’s plans.”

Run by a former Dolby Laboratories executive (Mark Rockwell), the group purportedly includes engineers who worked on the Oculus and HoloLens virtual reality headsets sold by Facebook and Microsoft “as well as digital-effects wizards from Hollywood.” Among them,: Cody White, former lead engineer of Amazon's Lumberyard virtual reality platform; Duncan McRoberts, Meta's former director of software development; Yury Petrov, a former Oculus researcher; and Avi Bar-Zeev, who worked on the HoloLens and Google Earth. Apple has rounded out the team with iPhone, camera and optical lens engineers...

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06:29
Jean-Louis Gassée on Swatch’s decision to roll its...

Swatch is a major player in the watch space. To give a sense of their size, The Swatch Group employs about 36,000 people. Jean-Louis Gassée writes about the Swatch’s move into the smart watch space and their decision to avoid Android Wear and roll their own solution from scratch.

I found the whole read interesting, but wanted to highlight this bit about how Swatch was born:

Lebanese-born and Europe-schooled, Nicolas Hayek père was a genius.

In 1983, two venerable but mortally ailing Swiss watch industry companies, ASUAG and SSIH, called Hayek to their bedside to perform the last rites and liquidations. The companies had been unable to withstand competition from Japanese quartz watch manufacturers such as Seiko, Casio and Citizen. It was the humane thing to do.

But rather than pull the plug, Hayek demonstrated his unique combination of management, technology, and marketing savvy by making a counter-intuitive decision: In the middle of the “quartz crisis...

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06:22
Apple chipmaker TSMC will decide on possible U.S....

TSMC, Apple’s sole A-series chip supplier for the iPhone 6 and 7 (and rumored exclusive supplier for the iPhone 8 also), is considering building a foundry in the USA, reports Reuters. While the company had previously said that it hadn’t ruled out the idea, it now says that it will make a definite decision one way or the other in 2018 …

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06:14
Screen Commander is new 'screen blanking'...

Alien Orb Software has introduced Screen Commander 1.0, a screen blanking utility for macOS. Developed for users with multiple displays, it lives in the menubar as a small icon and provides screen blanking options at the click of the mouse.

Screen Commander lets you blank other displays while watching a movie, playing a game, or focusing on some work on a particular screen. You can blank out other screens when they’re not needed and quickly unblank them again on demand.

"I wrote Screen Commander to scratch a personal itch," says Brian Christensen, owner of Alien Orb Software. "Having extra displays connected to my iMac is really great for getting work done, but sometimes I just want to watch a movie or play a game without the added distraction of those additional screens."

Screen Commander requires macOS 10.12 or later. It’s freeware and is available exclusively at the Mac...

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06:12
Apple's augmented reality team includes vets...




Although Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses may be a distant prospect, a report said on Monday, Apple is making AR technology a priority and has assembled a high-profile team for the effort.

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06:02
GoArt lets Mac users create art with their photos

Everimaging has introduced GoArt 1.0, a photo editor for macOS. It lets you take a photo and apply artistic filters based on the works of art.

GoArt offers over 40 different styles of art to choose from. Everimaging sayks it will release more artistic effects on a regular basis.

GoArt uses "fine art" presets based on the artistic styles of history's most admired artists, including Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. The app can also create works based on various styles of art, such as Impressionism, Pop Art, Expressionism, Structuralism, and more. 

According to Maggie Wu, marketing manager at Everimaging, GoArt is the world's first AI [artificial intelligence] artistic app that allows anyone to export an HD image and make it possible to print their own works. The app lets you export your images in a high-definition format, up to eight megapixels in size. 

GoArt doesn’t require an Internet connection to process images. All the work is done on the Mac. 

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06:00
PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac: $29.99

We have a deal for you on PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac, a PDF-editing tool from Readdle. This was the 2015 App of the Year Runner Up in Mac App Store, and it allows you to edit text, images, links, and outlines in PDFs. You can also fill out forms, annotate, and more. We have it for 50% retail at $29.99.


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Daily Deal: Readdle PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac at half...

Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) has become the standard for transmitting documents, whether they're informational brochures, fillable forms, newsletters, or more. While you can view PDFs on the Mac easily, it's not easy to edit them. That's where Readdle PDF Expert comes in, letting you edit text, images, links and outlines. This deal gets you PDF Expert at half price, only $29.99 instead of the regular $59.99 price tag. 

This powerful app, the runner-up for App of the Year in the Mac App Store in 2015, gives you the power to do these things and more:

  • Edit text, images, links & outlines in PDFs
  • Read huge PDF files smoothly & fast
  • Annotate PDFs extensively w/ numerous tools
  • Merge PDFs &...
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06:00
News: Daily Deal: PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac for only $29.99 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This 2015 App of the Year will revolutionize the way you work and collaborate with documents, allowing you to edit PDF text, images, links, and outlines quickly and easily. Fix typos in contracts, rework sections of PDF documents, and more. You can also password protect sensitive documents and easily share your PDFs between…

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05:59
'iPhone 8,' growing services business...




Wall Street forecasts for Apple stock are climbing, with another report claiming that the stock will hit $155 over the summer of 2017 on pre-release hype of the "iPhone 8" and continued expansion of the Services division that includes the App Store, Apple Music, and AppleCare.

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05:49
Apple’s AR features will debut first in iPhone,...

While Apple has made clear that it has a keen interest in augmented reality, there have been conflicting reports about what form those features might take and how they might make their debut. A new Bloomberg report seeks to shed light on both questions.

The report echoes earlier ones that Apple has a large number of engineers working on AR features, and that they will be seen first in the iPhone …

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05:10
Bizarre Siri error sends escort-seekers to video...

There are some oddball stories where you can’t quite decide which part is best – in this case, whether it’s a Siri error that directs those seeking escorts to video game bars, or the fact that anyone would ask Siri to find them an escort in the first place …

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05:00
Apple quietly extends AppleCare+ policies from 60...

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If you have an AppleCare+ policy, you’re going to like this.

Apple has quietly updated its AppleCare+ policy, extending the purchase window for iPhones from 60 days to one year. The change has been confirmed with a support rep, but is not yet showing up on Apple’s official product page for AppleCare+.

If you go to Apple’s eligibility tool and input your serial number from the iPhone’s settings panel, you should be able to see a new purchase option so long as you purchased the device within the last year.

The change extends to Macs and Apple TV units, but Apple Watch and iPads are still restricted to 60 days following the purchase. Apple lowered the price of iPhone screen repairs from $99 to $29 last September, which helps as well.

In the event that your iPhone screen has been cracked, Apple requires a physical inspection to buy the service in-store...

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05:00
iPhone to be available in Indonesia again after...

You’ll be able to buy an iPhone in Indonesia come the end of the month.

Apple is reportedly on track to resume sales of the handset within the country, following a roughly two-year period during which sourcing requirements kept the device off the local market.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as the 6s series will go on sale through six retailers on March 31. In some cases, people should already be able to sign up for pre-orders.

iPhone sales were last permitted in Indonesia with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets. Subsequent sourcing regulations —similar to ones in India —then forced the product out, since Apple couldn’t ensure that 30 percent of components were local. Such rules are intended to boost domestic industry.

Sales are scheduled to resume due to Apple’s investment in three R&D facilities in the Indonesia capital of Jakarta. Previously, Apple’s R&D plans were uncertain.

Apple has begun making a number of global investment as a...

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05:00
How to work in multiple Spaces in macOS Sierra

It’s easy for your Mac’s desktop to become cluttered, just as a physical desktop can. If this happens, you can create additional desktops, called spaces, to organize the windows. When you work in a space, you see only the windows that are in that space.

Use the Mission Control app to show the Spaces bar. This is where thumbnails represent your spaces and any apps you’re using in full screen or Split View. You can make your spaces unique by assigning a different desktop picture to each one. Just assign System Preferences to all desktops, then change the desktop picture in each space.

To create a space, open Mission Control, then click the Add button in the Spaces bar. You can create up to 16 spaces. When you’re done, click a space in the Spaces bar or a window in Mission Control.

To move between Spaces, do one of the following:

  • On...
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05:00
Anheuser-Busch's Alexa skill lists workouts...

Amazon has been expanding its Alexa "skill" plugins to broaden its uses, from streaming NPR to voice-controlling your film and music libraries. If you never expected to ask your device what workout will burn off a single beer's worth of calories...we...

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04:33
Man dies after charging his iPhone while using it in...

A British man was fatally electrocuted as a result of charging an iPhone while he was using it in the bath, a coroner has recorded. The coroner warned of the dangers of using electrical devices in bathrooms, and said that he would be writing to Apple about the case …

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04:30
SlideShark for Mac lets you access, show and share...

By Aaron Lee

Brainshark’s SlideShark for Mac enables business professionals to instantly access, show and share up-to-date PowerPoints, and track presentation views and activity. SlideShark Anywhere is available as part of the app's business version, SlideShark Team Edition. It allows you to broadcast your slides in real time over the web to remote or in-person meeting attendees who can join from any device. 

The solution also empowers administrators to easily add, delete or update presentations as needed, and distribute them via the cloud for fast, secure access. You can even measure and monitor the use of this content.

SlideShark viewing analytics let you see how your PowerPoints are being used by presenters. You have access to dashboards and reports online and within the app to find out which presentations are being used most often, which slides are being...

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04:00
Apple should buy Can I Stream It? — or offer a...

In the past I’ve reviewed Can I Stream It? and liked it. Perhaps Apple should buy the service or else launch a similar one.

Can I Stream It? is a website that’s a must-have if you like watching, renting or purchasing movies online. The site allows you to search for movies (and TV shows) to see if they’re available on popular streaming, rental and digital purchase services such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Google Play, Vudu, HitBliss, Crackle, Redbox Instant, YouTube, EPIX, Xfinity Streampix and SnagFilms.

Subscribe to Can I Stream It? (it’s free) and you’ll notified when a currently unavailable program or film later becomes available. The site even provides the purchase/rental price for films and TV shows, as well as direct links to sites such as iTunes for buying or...

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04:00
HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping...

AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with a vengeance once the treatment stops. However, French scientists have discovered a marker that makes it possible to identify dor...

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04:00
Lessons from SXSW: Life without Uber is mostly fine

The biggest tech story heading into South by Southwest was Uber—and not just the company’s desperate need for a COO or its issues addressing sexual harassment claims. Last year, the city of Austin started requiring ride-hailing companies to fingerprint the drivers to ensure passenger safety. Uber and chief rival Lyft decided to leave the city in protest. Techies descending on Austin for SXSW’s interactive programming were concerned: How would everyone get around the city without apps?

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03:53
Sometimes secret Apple devices just aren’t that...

Apple of course goes to great lengths to keep its product plans secret, but there are some places where it is required by law to reveal at least some clues – FCC testing being one of them.

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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, March 20th 2017

Hey, good morning!

Is there such a thing as a good Monday morning? Hopefully, you've managed to calibrate to the clock changes last week, as we kick of this one with the weekend's highlight. After all that bad Uber news, its president has quit, whil...

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02:22
Guess' Android Wear smartwatch is classically...

Guess, the fashion brand that's perfect for annoying people when they ask what you're wearing, is launching a new smartwatch. This time, however, the company is going all-in on Android Wear 2.0 with the Guess Connect. The timepiece comes packing Qual...

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00:30
Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them

Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny "flow" battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and cooling them at the same time. Even taking pumping into account, it produces enough energy to power a chip while...

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Sunday March 19

21:50
SXSW's gaming awards celebrate 'Uncharted...

South by Southwest isn't just about cool tech, movies and music... gaming is a big deal, too. The Austin festival has unveiled its fourth annual gaming award winners, and the top picks definitely reflect SXSW's emphases on storytelling and out-of-the...

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20:02
AMD claims LG and Vizio are violating its graphics...

AMD is one of the few remaining companies with a big stake in graphics hardware (it's powering the PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PCs), and it's determined to hold on to that stake however it can. In the wake of an earlier filing, the US Internation...

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19:32
ClamXav 2.12.1

Improves overall reliability and enhances handling of GMail mailboxes in Apple Mail. ($29.95 new, free update, 19.1 MB)

 

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18:46
Apple Paid $0 In Taxes To New Zealand, Despite Sales...

Apple paid no income tax to New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department for the last 10 years, according to an article shared by sit1963nz, prompting calls for the company to "do the right thing" even from some American-based Apple users. From the New Zealand Herald:

Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer, an Apple community blog site founded in 1998...wrote that Apple was the largest taxpayer in the United States, but 'pays next to nothing in most parts of the world... [L]ocal taxes matter. Roads matter. Schools matter. Housing authorities matter. Health care matters. Regulation enforcement matters. All of the things that support civil society matter. Apple's profits are made possible by that civil society, and the company should contribute its fair share.'"
Apple's accounts "show apparent income tax payments of $37 million," according to an earlier article, "but a close reading shows this sum was actually sent abroad to the Australian Tax Office, an arrangement that has been...

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18:43
Mystery Apple 'wireless device' turns out...




One of Apple's "wireless devices" recently submitted for approval by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission turns out to have been a door access system, likely for the Apple Park campus opening in April, according to a manual and photos published by the government body on Sunday.

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18:31
Saks Fifth Avenue left customer data exposed to the...

Sometimes, hackers don't have to lift a finger to swipe valuable shopping data -- it can be sitting right out in the open. BuzzFeed News has found that Saks Fifth Avenue was storing info for tens of thousands of customers in plain text on their serve...

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17:00
Facebook may show off its hardware efforts in April

When Facebook launched its hardware-focused Building 8, it raised all kinds of questions: just what was it making in there, and when would you see the first fruits of its labor? You might not have to wait long to get the details. Sources speaking to...

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15:50
Will this year’s hardware updates be enough to...

Yesterday, we rounded up everything we currently know about Apple’s planned iPad updates for this year. We noted of a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, refreshed 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, and perhaps a refreshed, affordable 9.7-inch model, as well.

With all of that in mind, however, are hardware updates enough to return the iPad to growth?

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15:29
Uber president quits in response to controversies (...

Uber might be on the hunt for a second-in-command to keep its behavior in line, but that isn't stopping one key executive from heading out the door. Recode sources claim that company President Jeff Jones is leaving after having been on the job for le...

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15:01
Microsoft Office 2016 15.32

Adds support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro to Outlook. ($149.99 new, free update)

 

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13:56
Canada's first spaceport could host launches in...

Canada will finally have its own spaceport courtesy of private space corporation Maritime Launch Services. The company plans to start building (PDF) the facility next year in an isolated town on Nova Scotia's eastern coast. It decided on the site aft...

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13:35
WikiLeaks Won't Tell Tech Companies How To...

"WikiLeaks has made initial contact with us via secure@microsoft.com," a Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard -- but then things apparently stalled. An anonymous reader quotes Fortune:
Wikileaks this week contacted major tech companies including Apple and Google, and required them to assent to a set of conditions before receiving leaked information about security "zero days" and other surveillance methods in the possession of the Central Intelligence Agency... Wikileaks' demands remain largely unknown, but may include a 90-day deadline for fixing any disclosed security vulnerabilities. According to Motherboard's sources, at least some of the involved companies are still in the process of evaluating the legal ramifications of the conditions.
Julian Assange announced Friday that Mozilla had already received information after agreeing to their "industry standard responsible disclosure plan," then added that "most of these lagging companies have conflicts of interest due...

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