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Wednesday September 21

11:59
TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-21: Upgrading to...

With macOS Sierra out the big question is whether or not you should upgrade now. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at who should install Sierra now and who should wait, how to check for compatibility issues, their data backup routines, and more.


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11:58
Facebook Messenger adds support for iOS 10's...

Facebook on Wednesday pushed out an update to its Messenger iOS app, quietly adding support for Apple's CallKit framework, which was introduced alongside iOS 10 earlier this month.

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11:55
Sony, Nokia proxy company awarded $3 million in...

Another long-term Apple legal battle with a patent holding company has concluded its latest step, with a jury ruling that Apple has violated ring-silencing patents, granting a $3 million damages award to proxy company MobileMedia Ideas.

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11:52
The original designer of the Apple logo and the...

While working in their garage in 1977, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak asked Rob Janoff, who had studied design, to create a logo for their first Apple products. When Janoff went to Jobs with final sketches, everything went very smoothly, and the bitten apple has been the symbol of the brand ever since.

Great stuff.

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11:46
Review: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Leather Case

As expected, Apple has updated its own lineup of leather and silicone cases for the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, making obvious changes for the new devices, such as a larger camera hole cutout to accommodate the iPhone 7 Plus' dual camera system. Apple has also introduced some new color options and some minor enhancements to the buttons on the leather versions, while the silicone cases remain much the same as last year's models.{/exp:char_limit}

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11:46
Vizio's SmartCast soundbars don't work...

Vizio's line of SmartCast soundbars and speakers tout Google Cast for wireless audio streaming from a variety of apps. One of those apps is Spotify, a massively popular music streaming service. Unfortunately, the Cast functionality with that particul...

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11:42
McLaren? Lit Motors? Darn it, the media is sure that...

First it was the The Financial Times reporting Apple has approached McLaren Technology Group, the British supercar engineer and Formula One team owner, about a potential acquisition (which McLaren denies). Now a New York Times write-up claims Apple is in talks with Lit Motors regarding a possible acquisition. Both parties have denied comment.

Lit Motors, which is headquartered in San Francisco, specializes in designing two-wheeled, gyroscopically stabilized electric vehicles. Although a stark departure from the supercar pedigree associated with McLaren, “a deal on this front could possess its own virtues,” opines Seeking Alpha.

Lit has designed the C1, a...

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11:37
Rumor: Apple looking into acquisition, strategic...

If you’ve ever drooled a bit over a parked McLaren on the street, then you’ve got something in common with Apple.

The current rumor has it that Apple has approached British supercar-maker McLaren to discuss an acquisition or a strategic investment in the firm. The talks are said to have been in progress for several months.

McLaren is best known for its Formula One racing team and also has a fast-growing road cars division that started up less than a year ago. The company has also received accolades for its million-dollar P1 hybrid hypercar and its line of supercars. McLaren also has a large consulting division and a technologies group that acts as a parts supplier to other carmakers and race teams.

Back in July, Apple reportedly returned...

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11:36
Hands-on with the new Portrait Mode beta on iPhone 7...

Today Apple released several new betas, but the most interesting new release among the flood of new software is the iOS 10.1 beta for the iPhone 7 Plus. That’s because the iOS 10.1 beta includes a preview of the new Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus Camera app, and we’ve taken the new feature for a brief test drive on video.

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11:26
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 billion to...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative last year with his wife, Priscilla Chan, in an effort to try to "advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation." The two pledged to donate 99...

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11:24
News: Apple releases first iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1,...

Only a little more than a week following the general release of iOS 10.0.1, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, Apple has now seeded the first developer betas for all three platforms — iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1 — to registered iOS developers. The documentation accompanying the new betas lists no significant changes, suggesting the new versions are primarily focused on fixing bugs, improving performance, and polishing up the major iOS 10, watchOS…

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11:19
Apple releases macOS Sierra

Sierra is out and ready to be installed.

Apple on Tuesday released macOS Sierra to the public for free. The release follows eight betas and multiple versions of the golden master prior to launch.

macOS Sierra can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store, and Apple should begin offering it through the Software Update function shortly.

The new operating system is compatible with the following Macs:

2009 and Later
– iMac (Late 2009)
– MacBook (Late 2009)

2010 and Later
– MacBook Air (Late 2010)
– MacBook Pro (Mid 2010)
– Mac mini (Mid 2010)
– Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

macOS Sierra, also know as “10.12”, is focused around aligning with Apple’s other operating systems, namely iOS, watchOS and tvOS. The update focuses heavily on introducing new...

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11:14
Developer betas arrive for iOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10...

That didn't take long. 

macOS Sierra just hit the streets yesterday and Apple has released the first developer beta for version 10.12.1. iOS 10.0, watch OS 3.0 and tvOS 10.0 all showed up on September 13, and they all have beta versions ready for testing by developers in the form of iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1. iOS has already gone through one bug fix, with the current version number at 10.0.1.

Not to be left out, Apple also made the Xcode 8.1 beta available. It's expected that all of these betas are primarily bug-fix versions of the first releases, although early testers are already reporting that iOS 10.1 features a beta version of the highly-anticipated Portrait mode in Photos for owners of the iPhone 7 Plus. 

Portrait mode uses photos captured by both iPhone 7 Plus cameras to create a "depth map" of an image, then applies a Gaussian blur to any items out of the plane of focus to create a "faux bokeh" effect. This is perfect for shooting portraits...

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11:13
Apple's first iOS 10.1 beta enables iPhone 7...

Promised to arrive later this year, the new "Portrait" mode utilizing the dual-lens design of the iPhone 7 Plus camera is available to test now with the newly released iOS 10.1 beta for developers.

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11:11
The drought-busting balls that don't bust...

California's water problem is severe. Despite 2016 seeing a distinct improvement in precipitation over previous years, to almost average levels in many areas, much of the state is in extreme drought. As well as ordering mandatory water reductions, th...

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11:02
How to create a bootable macOS Sierra USB drive

You can download and install macOS Sierra from the Mac App Store. However, you may want to create a bootable macOS Sierra USB drive, although this isn’t as easy as it should be.

Why? This is a great time saver if you’re installing the operating system on multiple Macs. I’ve installed it on my 27-inch iMac and 12-inch MacBook — and it took HOURS for the download and installation — and that’s on each computer.

If you create a bootable installer you just have to use a USB flash drive or other removable media as a startup disk from which you can install Sierra. You’ll need at an empty 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) to start. 

Download the macOS Sierra file from App Store. After the download is complete (you should probably start it before you go to bed), Install macOS Sierra will be available in your Applications folder. When the setup wizard appears, close it.

Mount your 8GB USB flash drive. Make sure that it is formatted, if not then format the USB flash...

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10:50
YouTube has several options for streaming the...

Similar to the Democratic and Republican conventions a few months back, you'll have a lot of options for streaming the upcoming presidential debtates. YouTube announced today that viewers will be able to livestream coverage from Bloomberg, PBS, The W...

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10:41
McLaren Automotive denies reports of Apple buyout...

After rumors swirled of a potential Apple buy of boutique sports car vendor McLaren Automotive, the car manufacturer has denied that it is having investment talks with Apple at this time.

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10:40
Jury says Apple must pay MobileMedia $3 million in...

A federal jury in Delaware has hit Apple with a $3 million damages verdict Wednesday after ruling that some of the company’s iPhone models infringe a MobileMedia Ideas owned patent covering incoming phone call alert sounds. 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.” 

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10:39
∞ The art of hand making a book

I knew about the typesetting and page making parts but the bookbinding was new to me. Fascinating, laborious process.

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10:34
Podcast 526: macOS Sierra, now in mullet case

macOS Sierra is out, our review is live, and we like pretty much everything about it, starting with the new mullet-case name. (Party in back!) We also discuss how hard it is to buy an iPhone these days, Apple's rules about what can be purchased with Apple Pay in Safari, and if we trust iCloud to just start moving files around for us (spoiler: oh honey, no).

Show notes

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10:32
FT: Apple in talks to buy McLaren; McLaren: no, it’s...

The Financial Times reports via its subscription-only website that Apple has approached McLaren Technology Group, the British supercar engineer and Formula One team owner, about a potential acquisition, “in the clearest sign yet that the iPhone maker is seeking to transform the automotive industry.” However, McLaren has issued a statement in response, rejecting the report and denying any discussions with Apple about a potential investment.

The article — quoting “three people briefed on the negotiations who said talks started several months ago” — says the Cupertino, California-based company, which has been working on a self-driving electric vehicle for more than two years, is considering a full takeover of McLaren or a strategic investment. Apple recently re-organized their Project Titan car program.

McLaren, which...

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10:30
iPhone 7 Plus: a hands-on look at Apple's...

After a delivery that was delayed because of a typhoon and an early, unannounced Saturday UPS visit, I finally got my hands on an iPhone 7 Plus. It's a 128GB model (seriously, I don’t need 256GB…yet) in silver, unlocked, and on the AT&T network.

The iphone 7 Plus box, showing the rear cameras. image ©2016, Steven Sande

The top of the box shows the back of the iPhone -- not the front as in past updates -- and I laughed when I saw the way the Lightning EarPods were packaged. Apple cleverly set them up so they look like AirPods, perhaps to give prospective buyers an idea of what the wireless earbuds will look like.

Apple Airpods? No, just cleverly packaged lightning earpods. image ©2016, Steven sande

Setup Surprises

Apple perfected over-the-air (OTA) iOS updates, file and setting restoration, and phone activation a long time ago, so I was expecting the upgrade to go smoothly. It went...

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10:18
Pandora’s on-demand music service coming later this...

As Pandora prepares to overhaul its entire music streaming service, users are going to have to wait a bit longer until the full on-demand subscription product is ready. The online radio service is preparing to shift into a full-fledged music streaming platform, and will do so with an improved free tier alongside an updated version of its $5-a-month Pandora One offering, and the $10-a-month on-demand product.

Pandora has the best algorithmic radio of any service—it’s just great songs, one after the other. Adding on-demand music downloads is going to make them an even stronger competitor. I’m already a paying customer of Pandora and will upgrade to the new service as soon as it’s ready.

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10:18
Apple issues first betas of iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1,...

Just a few days after all of Apple's major platforms were updated publicly, developers have been supplied with new beta releases of point-one updates, including iOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1.

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10:14
The Internet's Shameful Role in Propagating...


A problem once associated mainly with school playgrounds often follows people into adulthood, and the anonymity of the Internet has aided its proliferation. People have been shamed for being overweight, underweight, too conservative, too revealing, too young, too old, too plastic or too real. Bullying and harassment are very real problems not only for children, but also for countless adults. Body shaming and other forms of online abuse are destroying lives emotionally, physically and financially.

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10:12
Samsung, carriers pushing update with safety alert...

Amidst reports of replacement stock finally arriving at retail, Samsung is taking additional steps to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 owners turn in devices for exchange, and is in the process of pushing an update to all un-repaired devices urging owners to power down the device and comply with the recall.

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10:09
Comic Book Fonts

These are instantly recognizable.

Via Khoi]

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10:09
Apple issues first macOS 10.12.1 + Xcode 8.1...

Apple has issued the first macOS 10.12.1 developer beta in addition to the first Xcode 8.1 developer beta. The updates come just one day after Apple officially released the major macOS Sierra update for all users.

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10:05
Miking a guitar amp

This is a fantastic article from Bobby Owsinski on the proper method to miking a guitar amp.

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10:03
Apple releases iOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1 beta seeds...

Apple has just seeded the first iOS 10.1 beta for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This follows the public release of iOS 10 from just last week. It has also seeded the first update to watchOS 3; watchOS 3.1. There is also a bug fix for tvOS being seeded; tvOS 10.0.1.

iOS 10.1 includes the bokeh depth-of-field Portrait feature for the iPhone 7 Plus, which allows users to take pictures of people and have the phone synthetically blur the background. The public beta for iOS 10.1 will be available on Friday, so more people can try out the iPhone 7 Plus ‘special sauce’.

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09:53
McLaren denies talks to be purchased by Apple

“We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment.”

Interesting rumor.

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09:48
Facebook’s Messenger app now supports CallKit on iOS...

iOS 10 lets third-party developers use the standard call look and feel from the Phone app in their own apps with something known as CallKit, and Facebook’s latest update to Messenger is already taking advantage of it. Messenger for iOS has let you make calls over the Internet to your friends for a while, and now incoming calls to Messenger will behave just like standard phone calls. This improved behavior even extends to CarPlay.

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09:46
Apps that work with Siri for iOS 10

An ongoing list put together at AppAdvice.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Beats Pill+ Speaker (refurb) $...

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09:15
Apple sees leading share of US & European...

While Apple was still on top of the American and European smartwatch markets in the July quarter, the company saw its grip weaken slightly as people waited for a second-generation Apple Watch, according to a research report published this week.

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09:15
Apple Approaches McLaren About A Potential...

Apple has approached British Formula One team owner McLaren for a strategic investment or a potential buyout (Editor's note: the link could be paywalled; alternate source), the Financial Times reported, citing sources. The loss-making automotive group could be valued at around $1.4 billion. A deal with McLaren, which also makes high-performance sports cars, could give Apple key automotive technology amid reports that the company is working on a self-driving car. From the report:The California technology group, which has been working on a self-driving electric vehicle for more than two years, is considering a full takeover of McLaren or a strategic investment, according to three people briefed on the negotiations who said talks started several months ago. Update: 09/21 17:31 GMT by M :The New York Times, citing two people familiar with the matter, is now reporting the same. The publication additional says that Apple has also held talks with Lit Motors, a San Francisco start-up that...

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09:03
Deals: $100-$330 off 13" MacBook Airs; $20 off...

As fall approaches, shoppers can save $100-$330 on 13" MacBook Airs from B&H with free Office 365 and/or Parallels 12. Or snap up a new iPhone 7 on eBay and save an extra $20 with coupon savings. MovieSherlock Pro for Mac is also 62% off.

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09:00
VoiceOver for safety and convenience

The iPhone is often lauded as being the best phone for users with various special needs. In June 2016, The American Council of the Blind announced that Apple would be receiving its Accessibility Award for the accessibility features in iOS. The settings in Accessibility are extensive and one can customize the iPhone to help with any needs you might have.

Many of the settings can help you even if you do not have special needs. One setting I use daily is VoiceOver.  There is a setting to turn VoiceOver on full-time (Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver), but you might not need nor even want it on all the time. I use VoiceOver whenever I'm driving or within earshot of the phone, but might not be able to see it.

I have my iPhone set up so a...

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08:59
News: Report: Apple considering acquisition of high-...

Photo: Financial Times Apple is in talks to acquire British supercar maker McLaren, the Financial Times reports. Three people briefed on the negotiations said the talks began months ago, with Apple exploring options that could include a full takeover or a strategic investment in the auto maker. McLaren would bring automotive engineering skills, on-board computer expertise, and experience using materials like carbon fiber and aluminum in chassis manufacturing…

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08:58
macOS Sierra: How to Use Tabbed Windows

Now that macOS Sierra is out, you can use the tabbed window goodness you’re familiar with in Safari and the Finder in pretty much any app. Tabbed app windows are a system-level thing, so there’s a good chance the apps you use every day already support the feature. Read on to see how it works.


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08:58
macOS Sierra: How to Use Tabbed Windows

Now that macOS Sierra is out, you can use the tabbed window goodness you’re familiar with in Safari and the Finder in pretty much any app. Tabbed app windows are a system-level thing, so there’s a good chance the apps you use every day already support the feature. Read on to see how it works.


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08:10
Review: Apple Watch Series 2

Apple’s newest watch, Apple Watch Series 2, represents a shift in the trajectory of the product. While the first Apple Watch was a promising smartwatch that excelled in notifications, it was a bit scattershot in its approach. Series 2 aims to be a faster, better smartwatch with a distinct fitness focus. {image1} The original Apple Watch — now referred to as Apple Watch Series 1 — offered many different case/band combinations for users to…

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08:10
News: Google brings Allo messaging app to iOS

Google has brought its new Allo messaging app to iOS, making an effort to pack as much functionality as possible into the messenger so that users don’t have to leave it to get outside information. The main selling feature is integration with Google’s other services, integrating search and calendar functions into the chat to give users the ability to look up information and make plans without toggling between multiple apps. The app includes…

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08:03
Apple reportedly in discussions to buy sports car...

Reports are circulating that Apple is in the midst of conversations to buy some aspects of the McLaren Technology Group, specifically, the division that is known for hand-crafted luxury high-performance sports cars to supplement the Apple Car project.

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08:00
Daily Deal: Learn app & game development for iOS...

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08:00
Apple’s new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws

Apple launched its newest operating system, macOS Sierra 10.12, on Tuesday and aside from new and interesting features, it has a large number of important security fixes.

The new OS patches 65 vulnerabilities in various core and third-party components. Some of these vulnerabilities are critical and can result in arbitrary code execution with kernel privileges.

Flaws that allow local applications to execute malicious code with kernel or system privileges were fixed in Apple's HSSPI support component, AppleEFIRuntime, AppleMobileFileIntegrity, AppleUUC, the Bluetooth stack, DiskArbitration, the Intel Graphics Driver, the IOAcceleratorFamily and IOThunderboltFamily, the S2 Camera, the Security service and the kernel itself.

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07:50
Inside iOS 10: How to install, use and remove apps...

New to iOS 10 is deep app integration with Apple's Messages app. The process to add a third party's functionality to Messages isn't a one-click process, though -- here's how to do it.

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07:44
Apple reportedly considering an acquisition of...

Update: McLaren has issued a statement in response, rejecting the report and denying any discussions with Apple about a potential investment.

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is in talks to acquire McLaren, a supercar manufacturer to aids its own automobile efforts for the long-rumored Apple Car. The report says Apple is considering a full takeover acquisition of McLaren with talks spanning several months.

In McLaren, Apple may be interested in expertise and talent relating to car materials and “on-board computer systems”. The FT says an acquisition would be valued around a $1.5 billion dollars; McLaren currently records yearly losses.

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07:42
∞ Why the Mona Lisa is so famous

[VIDEO] Did you know that 80% of visitors to The Louvre are there to visit the most famous painting of all time? How did the Mona Lisa get to be so famous? Fascinating video.

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07:41
SpamSieve 2.9.25

Adds support for Apple Mail in macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($30 new, free update, 13.5 MB)

 

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07:31
Apple may build 75 million iPhones this year

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — J.P. Morgan's Asia Pacific research team says closer to 75 million units by the end of the year instead of a previous estimate of 70 million.

The revised forecast revision is based on "aggressive" U.S. carrier promotions, the iPhone launching in 28 countries (up from 12 for the iPhone 6s), and Samsung’s problem with “exploding” Note 7 smartphones. Reports have suggested that the 7 Plus is proving popular despite its higher price. This is presumably because it's distinguished not just by a bigger screen but by its dual-lens camera, which enables 2x optical zoom, notes AppleInsider.

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07:27
Here’s How to Quickly See Which Apple Stores have...

If you’re on the hunt for an iPhone 7, iStockNow makes that task easier by showing exactly which stores have some in stock. The site mashes up Google Maps and Apple’s own back-end inventory system to drop pins on ever Apple Store. Green pins mean a store has some iPhone 7 inventory, and red means they’re out of stock. You can also set filters to see if the size, color, and carrier you want are available, and you check specific cities, too. We were able to tell right away that Colorado and California are good states for getting a new iPhone right now; Washington and Florida, not so much.


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07:26
Has tech gone a step too far? Meet the $99 iPhone-...

We live in an age when we’re seeing smart everything. All those things that used to be dumb – watches, door locks, electrical sockets, lightbulbs and so on – are now smart, and controlled by an iPhone. As someone who loves home automation, I think it’s great. But I have to admit that even I can’t decide whether an iPhone-controlled smart candle is taking things just one step too far …

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07:25
Kantar: Apple still leads in smartwatch sales

The latest release of wearable device data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that, as of July 2016, 15.2% of U.S. consumers own either a smartwatch or fitness band, with the EU4 (Great Britain, Germany, France, and Italy) following behind at 8.1% penetration. 

Within the smartwatch category only, excluding fitness bands, adoption remains low with 4.7% ownership in the US and 3.2% in EU4. Apple still leads in smartwatch sales.

“In the three months ending July 2016, 47% of wearable sales in the US occurred in the smartwatch category, versus the more basic fitness bands,” says Lauren Guenveur, Consumer Insight director for Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. “Apple continues to dominate this segment with a 33.5% share, although that lead shrank slightly in the last three months as the market awaited the Apple Watch Series 2 announcement. The EU4 countries show a similar trend, with 38.6% of all sales coming in the...

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07:16
Hands-on: iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case – the good,...

Despite its weird looks, I’ve long been a fan of Apple’s Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6s. It’s a case that not only protects my device, but it gives me confidence that my iPhone will stay alive for the entire duration of a real world working day.

That said, the Smart Battery Case adds significant bulk to the iPhone, and its odd looks will certainly be a turnoff to no less than a few. But if you’re looking for one of the best ways to ensure that your iPhone will still have power at the end of busy day, the Smart Battery Case is a capable accessory.

Should iPhone 7 owners consider using the new slightly-redesigned Smart Battery Case, and what exactly has changed the second time around? more…

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07:15
60+ new features in macOS Sierra

Another mega-post from Christian Zibreg for iDownloadBlog. Terrific collection.

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07:11
Apple seen building 75M iPhone 7 units by end of...

Apple is likely building more iPhone 7 units than expected in the second half of 2016, particularly 7 Plus models, according to a new analyst memo seen by AppleInsider.

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07:10
∞ iPhone scratches and aging gracefully

Thomas Ricker, writing for The Verge:

The wood on the stairs in my newly renovated house is starting to divot and wear under heavy use. At first — for the briefest of moments — I was annoyed as I imagined my daughter’s “princess heels” and my son’s football cleats plodding up the steps in violation of our strict no-shoes-in-the-house policy. Then I remembered Starck’s lesson. The subtle scarring I see is created by the process that transforms a house into a home; imperfections forged by my children, themselves transforming into adults. Those stairs, disfigured as they are, fulfill their purpose of supporting my family on their daily journey through this world. Now when I look at the stairs I see a beautiful story.

He also quotes from...

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07:03
Use this macOS Safari extension to easily watch...

macOS Sierra now supports video picture-in-picture just like the iPad for Safari and iTunes. You can pop out a video from the web into a floating overlay that stays on top of other windows and snaps to corners or anywhere on your display when you hold Option.

It’s a really nice feature when it’s available, but a lot of websites do not yet expose a PIP button. Luckily, Developer Arno Appenzeller has released a free Safari extension that enables PIP for Safari, Netflix and more video services. Here’s how to use it:

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07:00
FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones: $39.99

We have a deal for you today on a pair of FRANKLIN Bluetooth headphones. They last between 8-10 hours on a charge, report their current charge to your iPhone, and it has a built-in microphone and basic control buttons. You can get these headphones through our deal for $39.99


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06:59
Reports: Apple eyeing luxury car maker McLaren to...

The Apple car rumor mill has become sluggish in recent months, churning out nothing but staff shakeups and new hires. But things just got interesting: Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Lit Motors, a startup that makes electric self-balancing motorcycles, and McLaren Technology Group, the British engineering company that makes luxury cars, develops advanced automative technology, and happens to own a Formula One car racing team.

Apple, McLaren, and Lit aren’t commenting on the rumors, first reported by the Financial Times and backed up by the New York Times. According to the Financial Times, Apple is...

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06:52
The Apple Watch retains its dominance as overall...

Kantar reports that Apple has retained its dominance of the smartwatch sector, even as overall growth has started to slow. The data is based on sales as of July of this year, so pre-dating the launch of the Apple Watch Series 2.

Apple continues to dominate this segment with a 33.5% share, although that lead shrank slightly in the last three months as the market awaited the Apple Watch Series 2 announcement. The EU4 countries show a similar trend, with […] Apple leading at 31.8%.

The company says that the Apple Watch Series 2 seems ideally placed to appeal to those intending to purchase a wearable within the next 12 months, offering the two key features they are seeking …

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06:35
iOS 10: Replying to Messages from the Lock Screen

With iOS 10, you can reply to texts right from your lock screen! Neat! Unless…well, unless you really don’t want just anyone to be able to do that, in which case you’ll want to turn this feature off. We’ll tell you both how to do this and how not to in today’s Quick Tip.


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06:35
John Gruber on the iPhone and iconic design

Just after the September 7th iPhone event, Farhad Manjoo wrote a piece for the New York Times titled, provocatively, “What’s Really Missing From the New iPhone: Cutting-Edge Design”.

An aside: I complained about the Times coverage of that event here.

In his direct response, Gruber walks a very reasoned line, focused on the meaning of design. A fascinating read.

At its core:

Here’s the genius of the black and (especially) jet black iPhones 7. In a very seductive way, they look...

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06:12
Opinion: macOS Sierra’s new storage-management tools...

One of the new features of macOS Sierra is that it can automatically ‘manage storage’ on your Mac. What this means is, if you’re getting low on SSD space, macOS can automatically upload older and larger files to iCloud and then delete them from your Mac. When macOS deletes a file, it leaves an alias that will download the file from iCloud as required.

Effectively, you don’t have to worry about how much physical storage your Mac has – you can just treat it as an infinitely large drive and macOS takes care of shifting things back and forth from the cloud as required.

That’s great in theory, but there seem to be a few flaws in practice …

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06:00
Six Colors macOS Sierra review

Jason Snell and Dan Moren pulled together a terrific walk through of macOS Sierra.

One tiny nit, concerning Siri:

Activating Siri brings up a floating window with an audio waveform, and then displays the results of your query in that same window. (You can choose what microphone Siri uses, and whether Siri speaks its results aloud, in the new Siri pane in the System Preferences app.)

When Siri returns answers to your requests in that floating window, that’s not the end of the story. You can drag and drop, or copy and paste, results into other apps, Many results also come with a plus icon in the top right corner, allowing you to pin them to the top of the Today view inside Notification Center.

And:

This leads to a few uncomfortable situations. Even Apple’s demos show off that if you say something like, “search the web for pictures of old computers,” it will provide you with an awesome collection of images—any of which you can drag anywhere and drop...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones for only $39.99 — that’s 18% off the regular price. These foldable, high-quality headphones provide 8-10 hours of listening time on a single charge, and include a built-in microphone for calls and controls to answer, end, reject and redial calls and play and switch tracks.

Get the FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones now for only $39.99...

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05:46
Tumblr brings Live Photos to the web

With the teaser headline, What happens next? Click and hold to find out!, Tumblr brought Apple’s Live Photos format to the web.

Whenever you see that famous Live Photo icon, click and hold to make them swing.

Tumblr was the first third-party app to support Live Photos—you could even GIF ’em. Now we’re the first to support them on the web. And! We’re open sourcing the javascript library for any webmaster to use: GitHub and npm.

Also interesting:

We’re also working on an Android version for you.

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05:38
How to create a bootable macOS Sierra USB drive

Mihăiță Bamburic talks you through the process of downloading the installer from the Mac App Store and either using Disk Utility and Terminal to create a bootable Sierra USB drive, or using 3rd party utility DiskMaker X to do the same. Worth having one of these drives around.

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05:30
Apple among 210 winners of the 2016 World Branding...

The third edition of the World Branding Awards saw 210 brands from 30 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a ceremony held in the main entrance and orangery at Kensington Palace on Tuesday. Apple was among the winners.

The Cupertino, California-based company, BMW, the British Council, Cartier, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google, Lego, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, McDonald's, Nescafé, Nike, Oral-B, Pampers, Rolex, Samsung, Starbucks, Schwarzkopf and VISA were announced as global winners.

Winners are judged via three methods: brand valuation, consumer market research, and public online voting. This year, a newly designed 24-kt gold plated trophy was introduced for all winners. The awards program is organized by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing branding standards.

“The Awards celebrates the achievements of some of the greatest brands around the globe....

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05:24
Inside iOS 10: Upgraded QuickType wields 'Siri...

Apple's newly released iOS 10 update features enhanced QuickType keyboard recommendations, which now go beyond suggesting the next best word to write, intelligently recommending dates, locations, contacts and more.

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05:00
Apple updates iWork, begins adding real-time...

Some nifty stuff might in be coming down the pipe for iWork.

On Tuesday, Apple released Pages 6.0, Keynote 7.0 and Numbers 4.0 via the Mac App Store. The updates deliver the real-time, cross-platform iWork collaboration that the company promised earlier this month.

In addition to the updates, Apple is apparently working on real-time collaboration features for the suite. This would allow users to edit presentations, documents or spreadsheets with others at the same time across iOS, macOS and web.

Following the update, users can make their files public or choose whom to share them with. Users can also see who’s viewing or editing a document at any given moment, participants’ cursors being visible as they edit a file.

The Pages update also allows...

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05:00
ABI Research: over half of mobile devices will...

Developments in display interface technologies are making it possible such that your personal mobile device -- such as the iPad -- may become the hub for all your computing experiences at home, in the office, and on-the-go over the next two years, according to ABI Research. 

New research from the research group finds that hundreds of millions of computers, displays, and projectors offer this capability today and 2.1 billion smartphones and tablets are forecasted to ship with this functionality through 2018. Applications range from mirroring the mobile display for presentations and mobile gaming, to second screen uses for more immersive content experiences, and remote control/navigation applications for VCR-style content control.

"Wired technologies currently have the upper-hand since it’s only a matter of using a compatible cable," says ABI Research senior practice director Jeff Orr. "In the next couple years, the battleground will shift toward the use of 60GHz...

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04:30
Instagram’s iOS app now lets you save drafts of your...

If you’re halfway through a masterpiece photo edit on Instagram and you get interrupted, you can now save your edits as a draft and complete them later. Instagram has been testing the feature for some time with a limited number of users, but has now rolled out the feature to everyone.

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04:30
How to remove your Apple Watch band

I’m sure you ordered your new Apple Watch with a band you really like. However, if you get bored with it, or simply want to swap out bands for different occasions, it’s easy to do by using the band release buttons on the back of the smartwatch.

First, place your Apple Watch face down over a clean surface like a lint-free, micro-fiber cloth or soft, padded mat so you don't scratch the screen. If you have a Link Bracelet, press the quick release button on a link to separate the band into two pieces. 

Now hold down the band release button, then slide the band across to remove it. If the band doesn't slide out, press the band release button again and make sure that you hold it down. Make sure the text on the band is facing you, then slide the new band in until you feel and hear a click.

Don’t force the band into the slot. If you don't feel or hear a click, slide the band to the left, then to the right. If the band is installed properly, it won’t freely slide until...

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04:01
View (and download) all of Apple’s iPhone 7/Plus...

If you’re still waiting for your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus to arrive and want to get a sense of what the camera can do – or you have yours already and are looking for some inspiration – a Redditor has collated all of Apple’s sample photos and videos. You can view them on Imgur, or download them from Dropbox at maximum quality.

He used a simple but ingenious method to obtain them …

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04:00
iOmini is an attractive (literally) universal stand...

When it comes to universal stands for cell phones and small tablets, they don't get more sturdy, durable or manly (think the "Ford tough" commercials), than the $80 iOmini. However, it does have some drawbacks. For example, it doesn’t work well at all with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The stand -- crafted out of precision-machined steel -- lifts your phone or tablet up five inches and lets you rotates it in any direction, offering you a variety of viewing angles. The iOmini works best for small tablets like the iPad mini and smartphones like the iPhone. If you need a stand or mount for a full-size tablet (like the iPad), check out the iOstand, a larger version of the iOmini.

The iOmini consists of four pieces: a weighted base, the pedestal with a ball on the end of it, powerful magnet (the iOcore) that adheres to the ball, and a metal ring (the iOadapt). The iOmini relies on the iOmounts system. 

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03:42
macOS Server 5.2

Adds support for macOS 10.12 Sierra and for migrating Server data from previous installations. ($19.99 new, free update, 199 MB)

 

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01:30
Google Allo Messaging App Launches For IOS and...

An anonymous reader writes: Google has officially launched their long-awaited messaging app for iOS and Android, called Google Allo. There are several unique features associated with this app that Google hopes will win you over. Smart Reply lets you respond to messages with just a tap, so you can send a quick "yup" in response to a friend asking "Are you on your way?" It will also suggest responses for photos. For example, if you send a picture of a dog, Smart Reply might suggest a heart emoji or "Super cute!" message, which you can select and send with a tap. Google says Smart Reply will improve over time and adjust to your style. You can also send large or small text and emojis, as well as draw on pictures. There's an incognito mode that will activate end-to-end encryption, discreet notifications, and message expiration on your chats. Arguably best of all is the Google Assistant that can be added to your chats to automatically cater useful information to you depending on what is...

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22:20
Google launches Allo 'smart' messaging app...

As promised, Google late Tuesday launched Allo, a so-called "smart" messaging app that sets itself apart from the crowd by integrating artificial intelligence assistant akin to Apple's Siri.

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22:06
Google finally launches its Allo messaging app

Google promised it would release both Allo and Duo, its new chat and video calling apps, this summer. Duo landed more than a month ago, but Allo is just barely squeaking under the wire before it’s technically autumn.

The Allo site is now live, and it gives you a rundown of the most important features of Google’s new messaging app. The app itself is still rolling out worldwide, and may or may not yet be available for you by the time you read this. As with Duo, Allo is available for both Android and iOS. Android users who just can’t wait can sideload the APK from...

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21:41
KeyCue 8.2

Adds integration with Ergonis’s PopChar X character discovery utility. (€19.99 new, free update, 5.2 MB)

 

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21:19
Japanese government mulls divestiture of Japan...

Apple iPhone supplier Japan Display might lose backing from its top investor, the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, if it fails to prove capable of turning a profit independent of Apple's market performance.

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19:57
SanDisk introduces the world’s first ever 1TB SD card

SanDisk today announced the world’s first 1TB SDXC card at a trade show in Cologne, Germany. The company says in a press release that with the continued growth of high quality video recording and images, the need for a 1TB SD card is greater than ever.

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18:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Look ma! No wires!

Hear's to you, bud!

With the advent of iPhone 7, accessory-makers are rushing to offer their own wireless earphone options. This week’s roundup includes a few more. Read on!

BeSound

The Thunder ($149 MSRP through Indiegogo) noise-cancelling Lightning headphones are popular—the product has quintupled its crowdsourcing goal with two weeks left to go during its fund-raising period. Why? Maybe because it promises “powerful noise cancellation” without using too much power: Just 1 percent of a battery’s reserves per hour, “meaning you can kick back and relax and not worry about battery levels.”

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18:15
Apple Patents a Paper Bag

mspohr writes: Continuing its leadership in innovation, Apple has patented a paper bag. We all remember the groundbreaking "rounded corners" innovation, now we have a paper bag! Just try to make your own paper bag and you'll be speaking with Apple lawyers. (Note: In fairness to Apple, this is a "special" paper bag which is stronger due to numerous improvements on your ordinary recycled paper bag -- just don't try to copy it.) The patent application summarizes the bag as follows: "A paper bag is disclosed. The paper bag may include a bag container formed of white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60% post-consumer content." Apple's patented paper bags are designed to be sturdy, while remaining "both pearly white and environmentally friendly." Let's just hope they don't remove the handles...


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18:11
New data shows Apple Music contributing to rebirth...

The rise of streaming music has not been met with praise from some in the music industry. While a handful of artists have continued to resist the platform and push album purchases, a mid-year update from the Recording Industry Association of America shows that streaming music is helping the struggling industry get back on track.

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17:42
Apple Pay expands to 33 additional U.S. banks and...

Coinciding with Tuesday's release of macOS Sierra, and the advent of Apple Pay for the web, Apple updated its running list of supporting U.S. financial institutions to reflect the addition of 33 new banks and credit unions.

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17:37
Fizzics' new beer system is cheaper, smaller...

When we first tasted beers from Fizzics' countertop "draught" system last summer, we weren't expecting the device to live up to its lofty claims. The company promises to turn your bottles and cans into an on-tap experience with a little help from its...

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17:32
iBooks Author 2.5

Adds new templates for creating interactive ePub books. (Free, 405 MB)

 

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16:57
Spiri is an EV-only ridesharing service where you...

Here comes another entrant into the ride-sharing ring: Denmark's Spiri. What separates this one is the company has developed its own fleet of electric vehicles for use, which were unveiled today. Those diminutive rides weigh in at a lithe 992 pounds...

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16:54
Design as Branding

Farhad Manjoo, in his State of the Art column for The New York Times, published shortly after Apple’s September 7 event, “What’s Really Missing From the New iPhone: Cutting-Edge Design”:

The absence of a jack is far from the worst shortcoming in Apple’s
latest product launch. Instead, it’s a symptom of a deeper issue
with the new iPhones, part of a problem that afflicts much of the
company’s product lineup: Apple’s aesthetics have grown stale.

The column is accompanied by an illustration of a fellow holding an Apple logo in his hand, yawning out of boredom.

In my own take on Apple’s event, I wrote:

There is a large contingent of pundits who...

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16:31
Transit's app now tells you when to hurry for...

Sure, your existing phone apps can tell you when to catch the bus and when to hop off, but public transportation fans know that's only half the story. What if the driver is quicker than you expected, or a delay ruins your subway connection? Transit...

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16:14
Patent enforcement company slams Apple with $22M...

Enlarge (credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Acacia Research Corporation, the largest publicly traded patent-assertion entity, won a $22.1 million verdict against Apple last week.

A jury in the patent hotspot of East Texas found that Apple had infringed US Patent No. 8,055,820, owned by Acacia subsidiary Cellular Communications Equipment LLC. The patent describes a method of how cell phones can use "buffer status reporting" so that phone networks can optimize data usage. The patent originated at Nokia, which sold the patent to Acacia in 2013.

Acacia is in a controversial business that critics refer to as "patent trolling." The firm buys patents from others, uses those patents to bring litigation, and then...

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16:07
Apple Watch Series 2 sees strong demand from...

According to fresh statistics released Tuesday, a sizable chunk of Apple Watch Series 2 pre-orders went to customers who own the original Apple Watch, while millennials replaced Gen X as the largest buyer demographic.

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15:52
AT&T's Project AirGig could be a wireless...

Bringing gigabit internet to rural areas is usually an expensive proposition -- but soon, it might not be. AT&T Labs today announced Project AirGig, a new wireless internet delivery system that carriers high speed internet service over power-line...

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15:48
AWT News Update: September 20, 2016

With apologies to both Stanley Kubrick (deceased) and AWT reader Hal Sherman.

It's macOS Sierra day, so Apple's laptops and desktops are in the spotlight for once. Doing a bunch of upgrade work on a few Macs tied up a lot of Steve's day, but he managed to get some Sierra news for you:

  • Top features of macOS Sierra
  • Use Twitter? Get the newly-updated Tweetbot app for Mac
  • Hints on how to use Sierra's Picture-in-Picture video capability on one site that doesn't support the new feature -- YouTube!

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15:41
∞ Apple consolidating Luxembourg operations to Cork...

From Apple’s email this afternoon:

As of September 25, 2016, iTunes S.à r.l. will complete its merger with Apple Distribution International in Cork, Ireland and will relocate its business from Luxembourg to Cork in early 2017.

Apple has been operating in Ireland since 1980 and now employs nearly 6,000 people. As we continue to expand our operations in Cork, we are moving our iTunes business there and will support content stores for more than 100 countries from our campus at Hollyhill.

This move was originally announced back in June. From this 2012 article in the New York Times:

Luxembourg has just half a million residents. But when customers across Europe, Africa or the Middle East — and potentially elsewhere — download a song, television...

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15:40
macOS Sierra Is Now Available For Download

Dave Knott writes: Apple's latest desktop operating system, macOS Sierra, is now available for download. In addition to the Siri virtual assistant hitting the desktop for the first time, the free update includes features like a universal clipboard, revamped Messages, a storage optimization tool, and Apple Pay on the web.Engadget has also tested the new operating system and gave it a fairly positive review. It notes that Siri integration is "useful, if you already use Siri," and that iCloud and storage improvements have "practical benefits for everyone." But at the same time, the publication found that Siri "isn't always smart enough."


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