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Thursday November 24

01:50
'Watch Dogs 2' finally has all the...

People who bought Watch Dogs 2 under the promise of a seamless blend between a solo campaign and multiplayer are finally going to get the game they paid for. Yesterday, developer/publisher Ubisoft turned on what it's calling the "second phase" of the...

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Wednesday November 23

23:14
Navy leaks personal data for over 130,000 sailors

Another day, another data breach. While everyone is focused on pre-holiday activities, the Navy reveals that it was notified by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in October about a compromised laptop. Now, an investigation has determined that names and soci...

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21:53
B&H's Apple Black Friday: 9.7" iPad...




Apple authorized power-reseller B&H Photo has just launched its Apple Black Friday sale, with 9.7" iPad Pros from $529, iPad Airs from $369, 12" MacBooks from $1,199, 13" MacBook Airs from $849, 13" MacBook Pros from $1,149, 15" MacBook Pros from $1,699, 21" iMacs Has from $999, 21" iMac 4Ks from $1,349, 27" iMac 5Ks from $1,599, and Mac minis from $429 -- all with free shipping and no sales tax in 49 states.

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21:18
Exclusive Black Friday Deals: Save up to $140 on...




Black Friday deals are in full swing and Apple authorized reseller Adorama is kicking off the holiday weekend with exclusive savings of $45-$140 off 2016 12" MacBooks. Or grab a free Magic Mouse 2 with select configs. On top of the instant discounts, shipping is free and there's no tax outside NY and NJ.

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21:01
Black Friday deals: 10 tech doorbusters worth...

The best of Black Friday 2016

Let the shopping begin. Black Friday 2016 is here, and the deals are rolling out to stores and websites everywhere. Not every doorbuster is a bargain during this time of year, but we’ve sorted through the top tech deals to find what we think are the very best the season has to offer. We’ve also noted what the usual price was leading up to Black Friday so you won’t be fooled by claims of saving $250 or $300 when really the item was just $50 more expensive the week before.

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20:23
Trump's new tech adviser wants to gut the FCC

On Monday, President-elect Trump named two advisers to his tech policy transition team. One of those experts, director of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida Mark Jamison, wrote a blog entry last month explaining his posit...

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18:39
Hermès to release new Apple Watch band exclusive to...

Apple first announced its partnership with French fashion company Hermès just over a year ago, and since then, the partnership has slowly expanded. Now, Hermès is gearing up to release an exclusive new Apple Watch band tomorrow, November 24th (via Vogue).

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18:12
NASA hopes for five more year-long ISS missions

Just because Scott Kelly has landed and retired doesn't mean that NASA is done with long-term stays in space. The agency informs Ars Technica that it's aiming for five more year-long missions aboard the International Space Station, with the first sta...

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16:39
Steam's first game awards are chosen by you

Valve doesn't want to leave game awards to others any more. The gaming giant is introducing its first-ever Steam Awards, and it's asking the community to decide on both the nominees and the winners. These aren't the usual best-in-category awards, eit...

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16:05
Microsoft Solitaire Collection From Windows 10 Now...

BrianFagioli quotes a report from BetaNews: Back in the the mid-1990's, everyone thought they needed a computer. After all, Windows 95 made using one particularly easy, and the internet was a very attractive thing. Unfortunately, once some people got their first-ever PC set up in their homes, they didn't really know what to do with it. In the end, it would turn out that some consumers spent thousands of dollars for a machine dedicated to one thing -- playing Solitaire! Yes, this fun Windows game is responsible for much wasted time, but not just at home -- at businesses too. The card game has historically been viewed as a negative for productivity. Fast forward to 2016 and fewer people are sitting in front of large desktop computers at home -- people are increasingly turning to tablets and smartphones for entertainment. Today, just in time for Thanksgiving, Microsoft Solitaire Collection comes to both Android and iOS. "Microsoft Solitaire continues to be one of the most-played games...

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15:15
Microsoft's 'Solitaire' heads to iOS...

If you're one of the millions addicted to Microsoft's Solitaire on Windows, now you'll be able to get your card fix for free on iOS and Android. This marks the first time the Solitaire Collection has appeared outside of Windows, as The Verge reports....

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15:14
LG's UltraFine 5K Display gets unboxing...




LG's 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display, developed in partnership with Apple to complement the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, received a traditional unboxing on Wednesday ahead of expected public availability in December.

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14:45
The best deals for Black Friday

Black Friday, the shopping mania that occurs the day after American Thanksgiving, may be more important than ever in 2016. Between 4K TVs, new game consoles, media hubs, mobile devices and wearables, there are many potential gifts this year -- those...

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14:23
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 23, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

Microsoft has launched the Microsoft Solitaire Collection. It includes five Solitaire card games: Klondike, Spider, Freecell, TriPeaks, and Pyramid. 

Mark Hessburg has introduced Captain Temporium 1.0, a classic shoot 'em up arcade game developed for iOS devices and Apple TV. In the $1.99 game, Captain Temporium is the last remaining pilot of the temporal air force. She desperately fights the enemy wherever she finds them; in the skies from the early 20th century and on into the future...

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14:11
New 'Pokémon Go' creature throws...

That didn't take long. Mere days after leaks hinted that Pokémon Go would get more monsters, Niantic and The Pokémon Company have rolled Ditto into the game. The critter is a shape-shifter that won't reveal its true form until you captu...

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14:09
Review: Are the cord-free Skybuds worth the $249...

While we await Apple’s delayed cord-free, wireless AirPods, we’ve been reviewing the competition to see if they are indeed worth the wait. The $249 Skybuds are one of the latest entries, which made a debut at Best Buy this month across the US. I’ve been testing them over the last couple weeks…

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14:00
Plex overhauls photo features with automatic image...

Popular media management service Plex is today announcing a dramatic overhaul for how it handles user photos. In a blog post, Plex announced a handful of changes and new features coming to the platform for managing photos, including interface tweaks, speed improvements, tagging, and more.

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13:53
Verizon offers 'free' iPhone 7 with trade-...




Looking to match T-Mobile, Verizon on Wednesday announced its own Black Friday deals, including a nearly identical trade-in offer letting people get a "free" iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.

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13:45
The Wirecutter's best deals: $100 off the new...

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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13:37
First LG UltraFine 5K Display hands-on unboxing...

LG’s UltraFine 5K Display is not yet available for purchase via Apple’s online store, but it’s already beginning to makes the rounds in the press. Popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee just unboxed the MacBook Pro-centric 5K display in a hands-on video. more…

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13:20
Trump Says He's Going To 'Get Apple To...

In a Tuesday interview with The New York Times, President-elect Donald Trump said that he would incentivize Apple to "build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States." Ars Technica reports: Trump indicated to columnist Thomas Friedman that he is going to double-down on bringing factory jobs back to America, especially in the Rust Belt from Michigan to Pennsylvania.

FRIEDMAN: Are you worried, though, that those companies will keep their factories here, but the jobs will be replaced by robots?
TRUMP: They will, and we'll make the robots, too. [laughter]
TRUMP: It's a big thing, we'll make the robots, too. Right now we don't make the robots. We don't make anything. But we're going to. I mean, look, robotics is becoming very big and we're going to do that. We're going to have more factories. We can't lose 70,000 factories. Just can't do it. We're going to start making things.

Trump continued, saying that he had received a call...

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13:15
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Stumbling out of the gate

I just spent 15 minutes wandering around the office, trying to shoot ghouls in the face with lightning. Before that, I dropped a virtual rococo sofa into the empty space next to my desk, just to see if it would fit. And before that, I measured ... we...

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13:01
Hermes to launch new exclusive Apple Watch band on...




Hermes will be launching a new Apple Watch band on Nov. 24, available only from the fashion brand's boutiques, a report said on Wednesday.

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12:49
Digital cameras can basically see in the dark now

We all love a good camera. But for many, photography isn't a just a hobby, it's a way of life. While you could put faster film in an analog camera to boost low-light performance, digital cameras offer flexibility at a level we couldn't have dreamed o...

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12:18
MIT builds low-cost synthetic muscles out of nylon...

Researchers have been trying to build durable, low-cost synthetic muscles for years but to no avail. The systems developed so far have either been too expensive to produce en mass (like carbon nanotube) or too delicate and power hungry (looking at yo...

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12:03
iLounge Best of the Year Awards 2016

Welcome to iLounge's Best of the Year Awards for 2016! Our editors have reviewed and debated the top products we've covered during the past year, and we've picked our favorites in a number of categories. Our selections this year were made based on any products we covered — and any apps we used — from Nov. 7, 2015 to Oct. 31, 2016. This year, we've come up with 19 categories in total. As usual, there have been a few changes based on what we've…

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11:59
Apple, TSMC reportedly ramping up 10nm chip mass...




Reports from China suggest that the major chip fabricators are all readying mass production of 10nm process processors, including Apple's manufacturing partner TSMC for multiple companies.

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11:55
Nintendo offers rare discounts on 3DS and Wii U games

Nintendo isn't known for running many sales on its games (you're more likely to see sales on devices), but it's making a big exception this year. It just kicked off a Cyber Deals eShop sale that offers large discounts on 3DS and Wii U titles -- and t...

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11:50
∞ Millennial International: Sponsor a Millennial...

This is hilarious and sad all at the same time. An entire generation that expects everything to be handed to them.

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11:46
Hands-on: TouchSwitcher brings fast app switching to...

A new MacBook Pro Touch Bar-oriented app called TouchSwitcher is now available for free download. The app’s premise is simple: it allows you to quickly bring to focus any running app via a tap of the app’s icon displayed in the Touch Bar.

There are some inherent downsides to consider when using TouchSwitcher, but it’s nonetheless very interesting to see when running on a new MacBook Pro. Have a look at our brief hands-on video to see it in action. more…

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11:30
Why we need diverse games like 'Watch Dogs 2...

As we're finally beginning to see video games take diverse representation seriously, it's almost poetic that Americans just elected a race-baiting misogynist as their next leader. It's as if the resentment built up over calls for more diversity in me...

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11:17
Man recovers working iPhone 4 from bottom of...




Thanks to an unusual set of circumstances, a Pennsylvania man is reportedly having a lost iPhone 4 returned to him in working condition, despite losing it at the bottom of a lake in March 2015.

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11:09
Google drops 'Cast' branding in favor of...

Has that seemingly ubiquitous Google Cast branding on media devices felt uninspiring, or even a bit confusing? Google might just agree with you. The company has been phasing out the Google Cast name over the course of recent weeks, both for its own p...

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11:00
Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live...

Ah, Thanksgiving traditions. Watching football. Eating too much. And of course, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which this year will be live-streamed in 360 degrees on YouTube.

You’ll be able to see the floats and the giant balloons from immersive street-level views thanks to 360-degree cameras placed at strategic points along the route. While it’s arguably more social to watch the traditional NBC broadcast on a large screen with friends and family, anyone wanting a closer look can check out the 360-degree view on a laptop—or pull on a Google Cardboard headset and pretend the family disappeared for a few minutes.

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10:59
Trump says he’s going to get Apple to “build a big...

Enlarge / President-elect Donald Trump walks through the lobby of the New York Times Building following a meeting with editors of the paper on November 22, 2016. (credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images News)

President-elect Donald Trump told The New York Times in a Tuesday interview that he would incentivize Apple to “build a big plant” in the United States.

During that interview, Trump touched on numerous subjects, changing his tune on several campaign positions. He backed off threats he made during his campaign to prosecute his political rival, Hillary Clinton, over her use of a personal e-mail server while she was Secretary of State...

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10:42
DOJ: Cinemas must offer tech for blind and deaf...

Digital distribution means that it's no longer a chore to distribute movies with audio description and closed captioning. Despite this, some theaters have resisted offering the service, cutting out people with disabilities from enjoying the full cine...

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10:34
Pokémon Go releases tweaked ‘Nearby’ tracker in...

Pokémon Go’s popularity has significantly declined since its summer release. Most updates have been minor, with Niantic hosting in-game events that let players collect more points. While a ‘Nearby’ feature has been highly requested, the current revision that’s now seeing a wider rollout has also been significantly curbed.

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10:20
Separating art from the artist

December 2012. That's the last time I listened to a Lostprophets song. It was never my favorite band, but a few tracks were in my regular rotation until that month, when The Guardian broke news that the band's frontman, Ian Watkins, had been charged...

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10:08
Cyber Grinches Could Disrupt Holidays' Biggest...


Recent high-profile distributed denial of service attacks on the Internet's infrastructure and an investigative journalist's website have spiked concerns over possible disruptions of traffic during the biggest online shopping weekend of the year. Online spending last year exceeded $5.8 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to Adobe, and that figure is expected to be even higher this year. "If you want to mess with the economy, that's the most disruptive time to do that," said John Wu, CEO of Gryphon.

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10:00
Scientists put mouse embryos in suspended animation...

A team of scientists from the University of California, San Francisco only wanted to slow down mice embryos' cell growth in the lab. Instead, they managed to completely pause their development, putting the blastocysts (very early embryos) in suspende...

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10:00
Donald Trump tells Tim Cook to build iPhones in the...

On the back of every iPhone, tiny print reminds you it was “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” One of president-elect Trump’s campaign promises was getting Apple to move production here—and he says he told Tim Cook that very thing directly.

In his meeting Tuesday with the New York Times (a full transcript is available), Trump said he’d spoken to Cook on the phone.

I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’

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09:43
Holiday discount available for the Newton work email...

The folks behind Newton, a work email service, is offering a Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. They’re offering Newton at a 50% discount. This offer is available for both new and existing users who’ve not subscribed yet.

You can subscribe to Newton for $24.99 a year. It offers “power” features like Read Receipts, Snooze, Send Later, Undo Send, Sender Profile, Connected Apps and more. It works on macOS, iOS, and Android platforms; Windows support is coming next year. 

To claim your discount, download Newton for iOS , Android or Mac and start the 14-day free trial. Go to Settings > Subscribe Now and you’ll see the 50% discount instantly. The offer is valid until midnight (Pacific), Nov. 29.

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09:42
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Series 1 $200,...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Apple Watch Series 1 is now available from $200 shipped ahead of Black Friday + Series 2 gift card promotions...

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09:40
NASA conducts second round of fire experiments in...

Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft has begun making its way back from the ISS with fiery cargo on board. NASA has conducted its second space fire experiment aboard the Cygnus, burning nine different materials to give scientists the data they need to com...

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09:39
Apple Deals: Save $169 to $299 on 27-inch iMac 5Ks...




Our exclusive Black Friday deals keep rolling in: This week, save $169 to $299 on current-generation 27-inch iMac 5Ks (Late 2015) paired with AppleCare extended protection plans, or take $169 to $219 off 21.5-inch iMac 4Ks paired with AppleCare. Alteratively, pick up an iMac 5K by itself for $1,624 or an iMac 4K for $1,460 -- all with free shipping and no sales tax outside NY and NJ.

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09:20
US proposes a phone 'driver mode' to...

Smartphones already have car-optimized interfaces like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and you'll occasionally see safety measures that shut off features (and enable others) while you're driving. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administ...

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09:15
Understanding Apple’s marginalization of the Mac

Those of us who “love” our Macs or need them to make a living certainly have tre[idation with the seeming lack of direction Apple is showing with the Mac. I don’t think it’s all doom and gloom or that the Mac is going away any time soon though.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:14
Macphun's Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals Are...

Although I get Ukraine-based developers Macphun and Readdle confused on occasion, I am totally impressed with the company's apps. Macphun has flipped the switch on its holiday savings, and you can now get fantastic deals on  Luminar -- the amazing new photo enhancement app for Mac -- and Aurora HDR 2017

Luminar can turn ordinary photos (left) into spectacular images (right) 

If you haven't read my review of Luminar, check it out now. The app is fast, powerful, and flexible, making it possible for beginners and experts alike to improve photos that are "so-so" and make them really pop. Luminar is...

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09:08
President-elect Trump considers potential Apple...

I’m pretty sure Tim Cook doesn’t care about helping Trump in the way he describes. But very few people believe it would ever be possible, incentives or not, to build iPhones stateside. There are too many moving parts in Apple’s supply chain.

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09:03
Need money for Black Friday? Sell those depreciating...

With Black Friday quickly approaching and the holiday rush in full swing, it seems like there’s never quite enough money to complete all the shopping on your holiday list. Luckily, if you’ve got an old iPhone, MacBook or iPad lying around – that’s as good as cash. Use our quick and easy buyback program to sell your device and not only get money back, but your time as well.

It takes about one minute to get a quote, our partners at MyPhones mail you all the shipping supplies and postage, and you just drop your device in, place it in your mailbox and receive a check back in about a week. Done and done. Time is never at more of a premium than during the holidays and our program is the fastest and easiest way to sell your old devices – and we beat Gazelle’s...

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09:03
How early tech solved shooting a machine gun through...

This is one of those things that fascinated me as a kid and when I found the solution, I thought it was an utterly brilliant use of technology.

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09:00
12 gifts for music nerds

Nerds come in many forms. Some build stuff, some like video games, and others sweat the tiny details of audio fidelity or salivate over vintage drum machines. That latter group can be difficult to shop for if you're not initiated in the ways of the m...

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08:58
Why Apple (probably) won’t make an ARM-powered Mac

I would strongly disagree with my colleague, Mr Snell. I think Apple will eventually do this. But not for at least 5 years.

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08:45
Microsoft brings its classic Solitaire PC game from...

Microsoft has a new iOS app out today: Microsoft Solitaire Collection. The new mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android as a free download. PC users will recognize Solitaire as one of the classic Windows games pre-installed on Microsoft’s operating system…

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08:40
Apple Captures Record 91 Percent of Global...

Apple has captured a record share of profits in the global smartphone industry in the third quarter, according to new research, despite grappling with falling iPhone sales. From a report on CNBC:Third-quarter smartphone operating profit reached $9 billion globally of which Apple took 91 percent of the share, Strategy Analytics said in a note on Tuesday. This amounts to $8.19 billion for the U.S. technology giant. Apple has the highest profit margins in the smartphone industry thanks to a loyal brand following and the ability to price its iPhones at a premium. And the figures come even after Apple reported three straight quarters of iPhone sales declines. Sat a long way behind Apple is China's Huawei which managed to grab 2.4 percent of global operating profit share in the smartphone market, accounting for $200 million, according to Strategy Analytics. Chinese start-up brands Vivo and OPPO are in third and fourth place, both capturing 2.2 percent of global smartphone profit each....

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08:33
Twitter plans crackdown on developers &...




Over the next several months, Twitter will embark on a crackdown on developers building surveillance tools to track protesters and activists, the company said this week in announcement.

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08:30
Ocean adventure 'Abzû' gets a glow-in-the-...

After the recent announcement that soothing underwater adventure Abzû will be heading to Xbox One, fans will soon be able to own its soundtrack too. Composed by Austin Wintory, the man who wrote the music for Journey and The Banner Saga, Abz&uc...

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08:22
Based on a true true story?

I love movies but anyone who knows me knows I can be a real PITA when it comes to historical accuracy. This website is a data gold mine for pedantic bastards like me.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:17
Review: Kanex GoPower Watch is an ideal travel...

Kanex GoPower Watch is a handy portable battery pack that can charge your Apple Watch on-the-go without extra cables or adapters. That’s because it features an MFi (Apple certified) Apple Watch magnetic charger on the battery pack, which makes it an all-in-one solution. It’s rather pricey for a portable battery pack at $99, but it gets the job done if you want the most convenient way to power your Apple Watch over a weekend away from electricity.

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08:00
Revisit 'Burnout: Paradise' for free on...

Xbox's Games With Gold subscription service has come a long way. At the start of the generation, Games With Gold offered very few AAA titles, its game lineups paling in comparison to Sony's PlayStation Plus counterpart. Over the last couple of years...

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07:36
Amazon may bring its ticket sales to the US

Amazon introduced online concert and theater ticket sales in the UK back in 2015, and it now looks like you should have that option elsewhere in the world -- possibly including the US. Recode has spotted job listings that point to an "international...

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07:10
Credit card readers were hacked at MSG for nearly a...

Knicks fans have it rough. To watch last year's third-worst team, fans got to pay the league's highest ticket prices and drink the priciest beer. To add further insult, Madison Square Garden (MSG) Co. has revealed that their credit card information m...

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06:58
News: Apple makes deal to bring Apple Music to...

Apple has partnered with Indian ride-hailing company Ola to provide Apple Music as “part of the in-car experience,” The Los Angeles Times reports. The service will be integrated with the company’s Ola Play platform, which also features options from Sony, Qualcomm and Audio Compass. Spotify has had a similar deal in place with Uber since 2014, allowing passengers to control music in the car through the app on their smartphone. The…

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06:55
EVs, 5G and fintech: How the Autumn Statement...

Another Autumn Statement, another set of promises that may or may not improve the lives of British citizens. Amongst the usual tax and welfare modifications, chancellor Philip Hammond announced some new policies that will affect the technology, scien...

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06:47
Black Friday deals: from Xbox One to PS4, here are...

Black Friday is upon us, but that doesn't mean that we'll have to wait for deals. UK retailers don't really care whether it's Friday or not, they're busy discounting products in an attempt to part you from your cash. If you've decided not to brave th...

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06:42
Samsung races to match Apple's iPhone 7 with...




As it did with gold and rose gold handsets before, Samsung is said to be preparing to launch a glossy black version of the Galaxy S7, mimicking the Jet Black color available for Apple's iPhone 7.

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06:40
Feature Request: Allow users to add spacers into the...

With many of us having new Macs here or on the way, it’s a good time to do some housekeeping: tidying up your existing Mac ready for a restore from Time Machine, or to think about how you want to organize your new machine if setting it up from scratch. (Cue comments war on which is the better approach …)

One thing I do is a periodic rejig of my dock, to ensure it contains the apps I use most frequently, and to keep them in some kind of logical order.

Adding spacers to the dock helps a lot when it keeps to keeping things organized. This isn’t a standard macOS feature, but I think it should be …

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06:37
News: Analyst says all 2017 iPhones will feature...

In a note to investors, well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes all of the 2017 iPhones will feature wireless charging functionality, making a bolder claim than earlier sources who said the feature could be limited to certain models — if Apple could make it work at all. Kuo said the rumored all-glass chassis design coming next year will facilitate wireless charging, but he’s still unsure whether Apple will include a wireless…

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06:30
ICYMI: The internet-connected chessboard of your...

Today on In Case You Missed It: A Kickstarter campaign for a chessboard that uses a robotic arm underneath to magically move magnetic game pieces has surpassed its funding goal -- and let's be real, that's probably mostly Harry Potter fans. Meanw...

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06:20
Donald Trump willing to give Apple a ‘very large tax...

In an interview with the New York Times, President elect Donald Trump says he told Apple CEO Tim Cook that he wants the company to build iPhones and other products in the U.S. — and is willing to offer a large tax cut to make it happen.

Here’s his statement: I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’ He said, ‘I understand that.’ I said: ‘I think we’ll create the incentives for you, and I think you’re going to do it. We’re going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you’ll be happy about.’ But we’re going for big tax cuts, we...

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06:12
Happy Hour Podcast 095 | Apple’s holiday ad,...

This week Benjamin and Zac talk about one week with the new MacBook Pro and Touch Bar, Jony Ive’s Christmas tree design, Apple’s latest holiday ad, the surprise Apple Watch activity challenge, and the fate of AirPort routers. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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06:10
Federal auto safety regulators want devices like the...

Federal auto safety regulators want Apple and other makers of handheld devices to add a driver mode to modify or block certain apps and features to keep a driver’s attention on the road, according to the New York Times.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is introducing the initiative due to growing concerns about the distractions posed by smartphones and other gadgets that Americans are using while behind the wheel.

“Your smartphone becomes so many different things that it’s not just a communication device,” Anthony Foxx, secretary of the Transportation Department, said in an interview. “Distraction is still a problem. Too many people are dying and being injured on our roadways.”

The guidelines call on manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to design future operating systems that limit the functionality and...

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06:10
2017 4.7" LCD 'iPhone 7s' predicted...




With Apple expected to launch three new iPhone models next year, a new report suggests the company could slash prices on the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models with legacy LCD technology, allowing them to appeal to a new segment of consumers.

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06:03
Analyst: 2017 iPhone will have a glass case and...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the 2017 iPhones will sport a glass case and wireless charging. 

“We believe one of the reasons why new iPhones will switch from metal casing to glass casing is to support wireless charging. In order to ensure a superior performance, we believe it is most appropriate for EMS suppliers to develop and make the wireless charger because then a comprehensive test can be conducted,” he writes. “As Hon Hai needs to deploy most resources to develop and produce OLED iPhone, we expect Pegatron will be the exclusive supplier of the wireless charger.

Whether Apple plans to include a wireless charging cable with every smartphone is unclear, but he predicts that production will start at an introductory level next year and ramp up going into 2018. In a...

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News: Daily Deal: Striiv Fusion Activity + Sleep...

In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering the Striiv Fusion Activity & Sleep Tracker for only $49.99 — that’s 37% off the regular price. This smartwatch lets you track fitness and sleep goals, set personal alerts, and more in a minimalist design. You can track your steps taken, calories burned, distance travelled, active minutes, sleep quality, and durations. The Striiv Fusion also provides alerts for text messages, e-mails,…

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06:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Waterproof tunes

New accessories

This week’s roundup features a long-lasting wireless speaker that can spend up to 30 minutes underwater. Read on!

Fugoo

The Tough XL ($330 MSRP, same price at Best Buy) is a waterproof Bluetooth portable speaker with one very notable feature—it can play music for 35 hours before needing to be recharged. And if the parties get too crazy? It can survive 30 minutes in water up to three feet deep. Also cool? Siri control is available through the device.

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05:56
President-elect Trump considers potential Apple...




President-elect Donald Trump's full transcript of his interview with the New York Times has been published, and some details about his conversation with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook involving U.S. manufacturing have emerged.

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05:53
Apple captures 91% share of global smartphone...

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone profits reached US$9 billion in total during the third quarter of 2016. Apple dominated and captured a record 91% share of all smartphone profits worldwide, note the research group.

“We estimate the global smartphone industry realized total operating profits of US$9.4 billion during Q3 2016,” says Linda Sui, director at Strategy Analytic. “Apple’s ability to maximize pricing and minimize production cost is hugely impressive, and the iPhone continues to generate monster profits. Huawei, Vivo and OPPO are the next three most profitable smartphone vendors globally this quarter, but they are still a long way behind Apple.”

Three of the world’s top four most profitable smartphone vendors are currently Chinese. Huawei, Vivo and OPPO have not only improved their smartphone product lineups this year, they have also enhanced their...

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05:50
Google's Pixel phones get lift-to-wake and...

Google's well-reviewed Pixel and Pixel XL are the Android phones to have right now, but they're still missing some much-liked features from the Nexus 6P and 5X. Namely, the models lack the "Moves" that let you double-tap or merely lift the phone to w...

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05:15
Apple hints at Black Friday retail sales event,...

Apple has begun teasing its customers with Black Friday savings.

The company, which didn’t offer Black Friday deals in 2015, opted to allow third-party retailers such as Best Buy and Target to offer deals instead.

This year, Apple posted the following:

Our one-day shopping event will be here before you know it. Come back this Friday to check off everyone on your list.

Last year, Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts said the company was backing away from Black Friday promotions because “being good to your employees will always be good for your business.”

Via its Black Friday web site, Apple said its one-day shopping event will include free shipping on in-stock items ordered by 5 PM. Customers will be able to participate in the event both...

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05:00
iOS developer creates functional version of “Doom”...

The Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro notebooks has its fans and its detractors, but the fact that developer Adam Bell was able to run a copy of the classic shooter “Doom” on it is nothing short of awesome.

Keep in mind that since the Touch Bar is essentially a mini Apple Watch jammed above the notebook keyboard, there’s no reason it too can’t get involved. Bell stepped up to the plate for this one, uploading the following killer video to YouTube:

Granted, the Touch Bar’s 2170 x 60 resolution doesn’t make it easy, although the game’s sound effects are so evocative you could presumably navigate levels based on audio alone. In a more useful iteration, Bell also dropped Doom’s HUD onto the Touch Bar, which certainly fits a lot better, but would be a bit of a pain to use...

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05:00
Satechi introduces new Smart Charging Stand

Satechi has introduced the Smart Charging Stand, a multifunctional four-port USB charger. It sports one internal USB charging port and three USB ports on the base of the stand. 

The stand includes three adapters for the Apple Watch, Fitbit Blaze and smartphones. To use, you choose choose the required adapter, fasten it to the station lid, then you can juice up your devices.

When charging the Apple Watch, the Smart Charging Stand’s flat upper surface allows for Nightstand Mode so you can access and use the watch while charging. 

Equipped with smart charging technology, power and voltage boost combine to charge up to 5V/2.4A max per port, for a total of six amps. The stand automatically detects each port’s plugged in device, providing the fastest and most efficient charge possible for each device, without delay, according to the folks at Satechi.

The inner space of the Smart Charging Stand is designed for storing smaller gadgets, such as USB adapters and...

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04:47
Trump tells Tim Cook directly he wants Apple to make...

President-elect Donald Trump promised during his campaign that he would ‘get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China’ – and he has now said the same thing directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He told the New York Times what he’d said.

I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’

Cook reportedly responded with a brief and non-...

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04:35
'Star Trek: Discovery' casts Michelle Yeoh

Nicholas Meyer has let it slip that Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of the upcoming CBS show Star Trek: Discovery. The show's consulting producer dropped the bombshell while talking to ComingSoon about the Blu-ray of his classic movie, Time After T...

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04:30
The AKG Y50 on-ear headphone beats the competition

At first glance, the US$99.95 AKG Y50 looks like a Beats wannabe. However, place it on your ears for a listen and you'll be pleasantly surprised at just how good the on-ear headphone sounds. It Beats (pun intended) every headphone that I've tested in its price range.

The Y50's closed-back, ear-cup design is lightweight, comfortable, and cancels out all external sound. The headphone appears to be relatively rugged despite its streamlined build. 

A 1.2m detachable cable connects to the right earcup, providing freedom of movement and allowing you to use the Y50 with a variety of devices. The inline remote/mic keeps things hands-free. Unfortunately, the remote is a single-button model so you can't adjust the volume with it though you can, of course, navigate tracks, play or pause music, and answer and end calls depending on the number of taps you perform on the remote...

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04:24
YouView's major update centres on a faster,...

BT said earlier this month it would be rolling out a major update to its TV service next year, but it can only do that by following YouView's lead. Today, YouView announced the finer details of the impending platform upgrade, which is coming to all s...

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04:12
Design book and Gruber podcast fuel speculation on...

When Apple very quietly announced a new job title for Jony Ive last year, the company presenting it as a promotion didn’t stop speculation about what it might really mean. The fact that he was handing over management responsibilities and spending more time in his native England seemed to suggest that Apple’s design lead might in fact be taking more of a back-seat role.

Apple’s publication of a design book that focused on Ive’s designs, ignoring everything that went before, reignited that debate, with some suggesting that he was looking back on his life’s work. Ive himself said that he wasn’t focused on...

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04:00
Love it or hate it, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro...

When the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar were announced, I was intrigued by the prospect of replacing my 27-inch iMac AND 12-inch MacBook with one machine. I haven’t made the plunge just yet (I want to see how those LG UltraFine displays look and work); however, I sold my MacBook and purchased one of the new 15-inch MB Pros. 

I’ve been using it instead of my iMac as my primary work machine for the past five days. When it comes to performance, I’ve noticed no slow-down at all.

My 27-inch iMac with Retina Display has 16GB of RAM, a quad-core 3.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, an AMD Radeon R9 with 2GB of memory, and a 2TB Fusion Drive. My 15-inch MacBook Pro has a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, a Radeon Pro 455 graphics card with 2GB of memory, and a 512GB solid state drive.

My daily work involves having Pages, Numbers, Safari, Calendar, Mail, Pixelmator, Messages, and AppleScript...

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03:54
Every 2017 iPhone to feature wireless charging and...




Recent rumors indicate Apple will employ a substantially glass chassis for its next-generation iPhone lineup, with most pundits chalking up the material change to aesthetics. New information from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, suggests Apple is turning to a glass sandwich design to better facilitate wireless charging.

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03:47
KGI: Apple to incorporate wireless charging into ‘...

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, the 2017 iPhone will add wireless charging for the first time. Instead of plugging in a cable, iPhone 8 owners will be able to charge their batteries using an inductive pad similar to how the Apple Watch charges. Although many Android phones support wireless charging with plastic and metal chassis, the report says Apple’s switch to a glass casing for iPhone 8 will enable wireless charging at fast speeds with minimum disruption from frequency interference.

The report says that Apple may not bundle a wireless charger with every model — it may be limited to the more expensive, higher-capacity SKUs — but expects Apple to adopt wireless charging aggressively through 2018. Plans are up in the air at this point, of course, but buyers of the low-end models may find they have to buy an additional accessory if they want to charge their phone wirelessly.

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Daily Deal: The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course for...

It's amazing how many people want to learn how to create their own iOS 10 apps, and this deal is always one of our most popular. Trainer Rob Percival has created a full iOS 10 / Swift training course that you can get access to for just $25! The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course covers everything you'll need to get your own apps written, tested, debugged and into the iOS App Store. 

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The Morning After: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

The short holiday week is almost over, but first let's take a look at a Tesla-powered island, Xbox One's VR ambitions and the roundest star we've ever seen.

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02:05
Obama: Michael Jordan is more than just a meme

We're sure most of you know Michael Jordan as one of the best basketball players of all time, but we wouldn't be surprised if some clueless kid only knows him as "crying MJ." Since the meme continues to enjoy immense popularity -- and it's not hard t...

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NASA says Ceres' brightest crater is made of...

The scientists in charge of NASA's Dawn spacecraft has released more high-res images of Ceres, along with information that sheds more light on what it's made of. One of the new images is another close-up of its famous Occator Crater taken from a diff...

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22:57
Hijacked headphones could be used to listen in on...

Fun fact: If you're in a pinch and need a microphone, a spare pair of headphones can do the job. Not so fun fact? A group of researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University just figured out that those headphones can be hijacked to spy on you. Yeah -- 2...

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21:38
'Overwatch' finally makes playing with...

Overwatch is great, but, unless you're carousing with people on your friends list, it's been almost impossible to keep playing with the same people in matchmade multiplayer. Thankfully the developers at Blizzard have recognized the error in their way...

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21:37
US regulators ask smartphone makers to implement...




Federal auto safety regulators looking to cut down on smartphone-related accidents and fatalities are asking device manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to develop and include a so-called "driver mode" in their products, a function-limited operating configuration akin to existing airplane mode settings.

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20:41
Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 360...

Let's be honest: no matter how much you like watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, it loses a lot of its thunder if you aren't in New York City to witness it first-hand. However, you might get a better feel for it with the 2016 event. Macy's,...

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19:13
Google, other tech giants outline ways to improve...

Google, Intel, Microsoft, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and a handful of other tech industry giants joined former FCC Chief Technologist Dale Hatfield to form the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group in 2010, in an attempt to develop a s...

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Twitter cracks down on developers making...

If it wasn't already clear that Twitter wants to keep police and spies out of your tweets, it is now. Twitter is warning developers that it won't let them use public programming kits or Gnip data for surveillance reasons, whether the clients are law...

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