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Friday March 24

06:40
News: Apple Store down again ahead of new iPad,...

In an unusual move, Apple has taken the Apple Store offline for the second time this week in advance of today’s release of the new iPad and (PRODUCT)RED iPhone. Apple took its online store down early Tuesday morning in advance of the announcement of both products, indicating that they would go on sale at 8:01 AM PDT today. As all of the new products were already appearing on the Apple Store on Tuesday, most assumed that the ordering links would…

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06:39
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Available on iTunes

It’s March 24th, and that means you can finally buy Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Apple’s iTunes Store. Rogue One details the events leading up to the original Star Wars movie and follows the Rebels tasked with stealing the Death Star plans from the Empire. The movie is available in HD and SD, and includes plenty of extras. You can get your copy for US$19.99.


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06:32
My favorite early Apple Watch moment

David Chartier, writing about an experience at AltConf in 2015, when the Apple Watch was brand new:

It was a good keynote, but my favorite part happened in the Metreon theater. About 50 minutes in, a cacophony of Apple Watches all beeped nearly at once—according to the Activity features, it was time for us to stand.

Beautiful. A real moment in time.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:28
Dell launches ‘world’s first’ 31.5-inch 8K display,...

Whilst Apple is touting the LG 5K UltraFine as the best choice for pro Mac owners today, Dell is launching a ‘5K’ display of its own … $5K that is. Leapfrogging the market, the UltraSharp UP3218K is the ‘world’s first’ 8K consumer monitor with an insane 7680×4320 resolution.

With a screen size of 31.5 inches, the IPS panel touts a 279 PPI pixel density easily exceeding the Retina bar for desktop computer displays (the 5K iMac has 217 PPI). Available to order now from Dell.com, it’s an amazing monitor (if you can ignore the hefty price tag).

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06:27
Boy, 4, uses Siri to help save mum’s life

BBC:

A four-year-old boy saved his mother’s life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone and then asking it to call 999.

Roman, who lives in Kenley, Croydon, south London, used the phone’s voice control – Siri – to call emergency services.

Police and paramedics were sent to the home and were able to give live-saving first aid to his mother.

Great story.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:25
A crucial strategy hidden in Apple’s latest launch

Anita Balakrishnan, CNBC:

Apple said on Tuesday that Swift Playgrounds would be available in Simplified Chinese. Swift Playgrounds is an app, only available on iPads, that helps kids learn to code through games. Not only does Playgrounds help kids learn to code, but it teaches them Apple’s new coding language, Swift, released in 2014.

And:

Getting kids hooked has historically been part of Apple’s long game for the iPad — Steve Jobs once told Barack Obama that it was “absurd” that teachers still used chalkboards instead of iPads.

This is an important move that got little attention. This is Apple paying great attention to the details in opening up the iOS device market in China, paving the way via education. Smart.

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06:24
How to protect your iCloud account, as some hacked...

While the available evidence suggests that hackers have not gained direct access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts, some of the sample login credentials supplied by the group have been found to be valid. ZDNet, for example, used Apple’s password reset function to test 54 logins supplied by the hackers, and found that all of them worked.

Apple has said that there have been no breaches of its own systems, and that the credentials likely came from ‘previously compromised third-party services.’ Most of the account owners contacted by ZDNet lent weight to this claim …

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06:19
Apple patents accessory that embeds your iPhone into...

This is like an external keyboard case with a slot for an iPhone (or an iPad), except with this model, there’s an external display that is driven by the iOS device’s processor.

Neat idea. A bit of a missing link between iOS and macOS.

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06:08
Apple talking with Hollywood about early movie...

Apple is “pressing” Hollywood studios for earlier access to movies, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people with knowledge of the matter.” If such a deal reaches fruition, first run movies might be available for rental on iTunes for $30.

21st Century Fox Inc., Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. and Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures all confirmed over the past week that they are looking to offer high-priced, home-video rentals of new movies shortly after they open in theaters. Some studio execs have been pushing to allow home rentals as early as two weeks after theatrical debuts and are considering a deal with iTunes as one option, according to Bloomberg. Of course, there’s always the possibility they instead choose another platform.

Hollywood studios typically give theaters exclusive rights to new movies for 90 days...

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06:07
Apple Online Store Down Ahead of (PRODUCT)RED iPhone...

Apple’s online store was replaced with a note saying “We’ve got something special in store for you” Friday morning, which is no surprise since today is they day the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and new 9.7-inch iPad go on sale. The online store will reopen at 8:01 AM pacific time.


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06:00
Pre-order Deal: $10 off every new 9.7-inch iPad at B...




Now is your chance to pre-order Apple's brand-new 9.7-inch iPad, which was announced on March 21, and save $10 instantly at B&H with free expedited shipping and no sales tax outside NY and NJ. Plus, shoppers can earn 5% in rewards points on every iPad pre-order with prices starting at $319.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Ztylus Stinger Car Charger...

Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the Ztylus Stinger Car Charger Emergency Tool for only $19.95. This handy tool not only provides two USB ports to charge your iPhone and other electronic devices, but it doubles as a window breaker and seat belt cutter to help you get free of your car in an emergency, and since it plugs into your car’s accessory outlet, you’ll always know where to find it. Get the Ztylus Stinger Car Charger Emergency…

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06:00
Ztylus Kamerar Zoom Lens Kit for iPhone 7 Plus: $31....

We have a deal for you today on the Ztylus Kamerar Zoom Lens Kit for iPhone 7 Plus. It includes a case and three lenses: Macro Zoom lens, Fisheye lens, and Telephoto lens. The case allows for quick changing of the lenses, and you can get it through our deal for $31.95.


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06:00
Become a WordPress guru with the Pay What You Want...

What's the world's most popular content management system? We'll give you a hint -- it's been around for since 2003, it runs many websites small and big, and it's incredibly powerful and flexible. The answer? WordPress. Whether you've been itching to start up your own website or want to improve your skills as a WordPress consultant, today's deal is perfect for you. It's our Pay What You Want 2017 WordPress Hero Bundle, and YOU name the price!

These seven courses will make you an expert in WordPress, but you don't need to pay the full $1,243 value to get 'em. Instead, here's how our Pay What You Want deal works:

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05:56
Apple: reports of vulnerabilities of our products is...

Apple has issued a statement to TechCrunch in response to Thursday's WikiLeaks release of CIA-gathered iPhone and Mac exploits, saying a preliminary assessment reveals the vulnerabilities to be years old and long since patched. 

Here’s the statement: “We have preliminarily assessed the Wikileaks disclosures from this morning. Based on our initial analysis, the alleged iPhone vulnerability affected iPhone 3G only and was fixed in 2009 when iPhone 3GS was released. Additionally, our preliminary assessment shows the alleged Mac vulnerabilities were previously fixed in all Macs launched after 2013.

“We have not negotiated with Wikileaks for any information. We have given them instructions to submit any information they wish through our normal process under our standard terms. Thus far, we have not received any information from them...

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05:47
The very first arcade Easter egg and the quest to...

Fascinating post by Ed Fries, who led the team that created the original Xbox for Microsoft, on hearing the legend of the very first arcade Easter egg and his quest to track it down.

Great, great read with lots of detail and pictures.

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05:46
AppleInsider podcast talks (Product)Red iPhone 7,...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor catch up on the latest iPads, iPhone, and the latest Apple acquisitions, and also talk Apple's efforts in social media.

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05:35
∞ The Apple Store is down, something special coming...

If you head over to the Apple Store, you’ll see this oddly specific message:

This coincides with the sale of the new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, 9.7-inch iPad, iPhone SE and iPad mini 4.

Is the shutdown purely to add these new items to the store, is there one last thing?

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05:15
Patent points towards possible Apple Watch feature...

This could be handy as well as increase your safety in the car.

A recently published patent application that was filed last fall and awarded today shows that Apple might refocus the Apple Watch to determine when you’re driving based on motion detection, then change what alerts are sent, how many you can receive, and where you receive them. Apple even considers which alerts may be too important to hide while driving:

In some embodiments, notifications are completely prevented while the user is controlling the vehicle. In other embodiments, high priority notifications such as emergency calls are permitted while low priority notifications such as incoming e-mails are suppressed.

Apple’s description within the patent describes how the feature could be customized by either the user or the car manufacturer.

As such, some amounts and types of notifications could be set by the user while the manufacturer controlled other alerts. In some embodiments, the...

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05:00
Apple acquires Workflow app, offers no long term...

This could be useful.

Apple has purchased the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to create and trigger a sequence of tasks to be performed across multiple apps with a single tap.

A spokesman for Apple confirmed on Wednesday the company’s acquisition of DeskConnect, the developer of the app, and the Workflow app, but did not provide further details.

Workflow initially debuted a few years ago and won an Apple design award in 2015 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

Some of the examples of tasks for which Workflow can be used are making animated GIFs, adding a home screen icon to call a loved one and tweeting a song the user has been listening to, according to a description of the app.

The app is available for free and requires iOS 8.0 or later to install and run.

Interestingly, Workflow has also been cited for its outstanding implementation for VoiceOver with clearly labeled items, thoughtful hints, and drag/drop...

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05:00
Apple patent would merge Apple Watch, CarPlay...

Apple has applied for a patent (number 20170082649) dubbed “detecting controllers in vehicles using wearable devices” that would merge Apple Watch and CarPlay functionality. Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

The patent involves techniques for determining whose controlling the vehicle (which, hopefully, is the driver!). However,  passenger may wish to enjoy full use of a wearable device (the Apple Watch, I assume), such as by interacting with applications, receiving notifications, or issuing commands by voice or touch. 

In contrast, a user controlling a vehicle may not want, or may not be able, to safely interact with the wearable device in the same ways that a passenger could. For example, a vehicle controller may not be able to take his or...

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04:42
Elgato’s Stream Deck gives gamers and YouTubers a TV...

If you’re a YouTube creator or a gamer who likes to livestream your play, Elgato has an interesting-looking gadget on the way. It provides a hardware keypad much like the ones used in broadcast TV studios, allowing you to instantly call up anything from starting or stopping a Twitch stream to dropping in intro and outro graphics …

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04:39
Leaked iCloud credentials obtained from third...

A group of hackers threatening to wipe data from Apple devices attached to millions of iCloud accounts didn’t obtain whatever log-in credentials they have through a breach of the company’s services, Apple said.

“There have not been any breaches in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud and Apple ID,” an Apple representative said in an emailed statement. “The alleged list of email addresses and passwords appears to have been obtained from previously compromised third-party services.”

A group calling itself the Turkish Crime Family claims to have login credentials for more than 750 million icloud.com, me.com and mac.com email addresses, and the group says more than 250 million of those credentials provide access to iCloud accounts that don’t have two-factor authentication turned on.

To read this article in full...

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04:38
Twitter mulls an enhanced TweetDeck for power users...

Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in a new enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of its service.

The move by Twitter comes in the wake of its almost flat revenue growth and a lackluster increase in the number of its users in the fourth quarter in comparison to the company’s social networking peers like Facebook.

A subscription-based version of its service would be in line with the strategies of some other Internet services like Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, which offer additional features to paid users.

Twitter said in an emailed statement that it is conducting a survey “to assess the interest in a new, more enhanced version” of TweetDeck, the application for power users of Twitter that lets people monitor multiple timelines in one interface, manage multiple accounts and schedule tweets for posting...

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04:30
Perhaps Apple sees a macOS Workflow tool an...

Apple has acquired Workflow, an iOS tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. Could the utility come to macOS?

Apple seems to have lost interest in its AppleScript and Automator products. In November 2016 it was reported that Sal Soghoian’s position as product manager of Automation Technologies at Apple has been terminated, after nearly 20 years at the company.

AppleScript is a scripting language created by Apple and built into the Classic Mac OS since System 7 and into all versions of macOS. Automator is an application developed by Apple for macOS that implements point-and-click (or drag and drop) creation of workflows for...

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04:03
Touch ID and Siri enabled 4-year-old boy to call...

A four year old boy was able to call the emergency services after his mother lost consciousness, thanks to a combination of Touch ID and Siri.

Police report that the boy from just outside London first used his mother’s thumbprint to unlock her iPhone, then asked Siri to call 999 – the British equivalent of 911. Releasing a recording of the emergency call (below), they said that the boy’s actions enabled life-saving action to be taken …

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04:00
Forget turning an iOS device into a laptop; I want...

On March 23 I reported that Apple had filed for a patent (number 2017003048) dubbed “electronic accessory device” that would turn an iPhone or iPad into a full-fledged laptop. However, I like an idea I proposed over a year ago better: an “Apple Pod” with an Apple Display/Dock.

My (updated) idea would replace my iMac, my MacBook Pro and my iPad Pro. The Apple Pod itself would be basically the size of an iPad Pro (available in 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch versions), but with a 10TB flash drive (don’t laugh; we’ll eventually see laptops and tablets with such storage). It will run either a touchscreen version of macOS or a version of iOS that’s more keyboard-and-mouse oriented and more multi-tasking friendly. The Apple Pod will come in Wi-Fi and Wi‑Fi + Cellular versions and...

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03:28
Apple’s online store is offline until 8:01 a.m. (...

Apple’s online store is offline until 8:01 a.m. (Pacific), when the(PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus announced earlier this week goes on sale in more than 40 countries and regions around the world. 

The PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7 and will be available in 128GB and 256GB models for $749 and $869. The (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 Plus will be available for$849 and $969 prices. 

Apple is also offering a lower priced ($329) 9.7-inch iPad to replace the iPad Air 2, as well as rolling out new storage options for the iPhone SE and the iPad mini 4.

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02:44
Apple Store is down, (RED) iPhone and $329 iPad on...

The Apple Store is down today, although it’s still several hours before the new products go on sale. The teaser message from Apple has actually been tweaked with new fonts and new text.

It notes to look out for the 8.01 AM PDT time, when the PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7 and the new cheaper iPad go on sale.

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02:01
The Apple Store is down!

The Apple Store is down! The average Store downtime is about 3 hours and 18 minutes.

What to do next?

Fastest:
Fast:
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Open the alarm page in your browser to know exactly when the Apple Store comes back online
Follow @IsTheStoreDown on twitter
Install our Dashboard widget for Mac OS X
Subscribe to the email function to receive an email when the Store status changes
Check the store yourself later
Wait for the media to report anything new
Please feel free to share this information with your friends :-)

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Thursday March 23

23:03
Report verifies some iCloud credentials held by...




A hacker group attempting to hold Apple ransom with claims it has hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials in its possession recently sent a batch of 54 UK-based accounts for testing, all of which were deemed legitimate.

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21:15
Giveaway: Win a TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock from...




CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of three TS3 Lite docks featuring dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort and more.

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19:22
Twitter gauging interest in potential subscription...

Twitter is reportedly mulling the possibility of offering a premium version of Tweetdeck. According to a report from Reuters, Twitter recently started surveying users regarding the possibility of collecting subscription fees from users in exchange for additional features and analytics.

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19:16
Apple responds to latest WikiLeaks CIA document dump...




Apple issued a statement in response to Thursday's WikiLeaks release of CIA-gathered iPhone and Mac exploits, saying a preliminary assessment reveals the vulnerabilities to be years old and long since patched.

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18:44
Airpod Skins Add a Splash of Colorful Protection to...

Check out Airpod Skins, which the company described to me as “minimal color protectors for apple AirPods.” I’m sure there are folks who would be interested in helping to protect the finish of their AirPods, but I thought they simply look great. They’re a simple wrap available in a dozen colors, with some of those colors involving a fade from top to bottom. They’re priced at A$8.25 and are available now. Each order includes two sets, too.


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17:54
What feature would you most like to see included in...

As we near the release of iOS 10.3, attention is slowly turning towards iOS 11 and what features Apple has in store for the update. Apple will likely preview the next major iOS release at WWDC in June, subsequently releasing developer betas and later making it available to the public.

What feature do you most want to see come with iOS 11?

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17:51
Magnet For Mac is the window management tool i’ve...

I’ve been a Magnet user for years. I love it.

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17:48
Apple responds to hacker’s threat to wipe hundreds...

Want to be on the safe side? Enable two-factor authentication.

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17:45
Apple Explores Using An iPhone, iPad To Power a...

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has filed a patent for an "Electronic accessory device." It describes a "thin" accessory that contains traditional laptop hardware like a large display, physical keyboard, GPU, ports and more -- all of which is powered by an iPhone or iPad. The device powering the hardware would fit into a slot built into the accessory. AppleInsider reports: While the accessory can take many forms, the document for the most part remains limited in scope to housings that mimic laptop form factors. In some embodiments, for example, the accessory includes a port shaped to accommodate a host iPhone or iPad. Located in the base portion, this slot might also incorporate a communications interface and a means of power transfer, perhaps Lightning or a Smart Connector. Alternatively, a host device might transfer data and commands to the accessory via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other wireless protocol. Onboard memory modules would further extend an iOS device...

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17:35
Rare photos of 'Apple II Forever' media...




A set of photographs taken during Apple's 1984 announcement of the Apple IIc surfaced online on Thursday, showing company cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak taking part in a media bonanza that would serve as a model of contemporary Apple keynotes.

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16:54
Here are the 69 new emoji coming with Unicode 10...

Back in November, the Unicode Consortium previewed 51 emoji that are planned for release as part of Unicode 10 later this year. Now, the organization has released the full list of 69 new emoji coming with the update, which is expected to be released this June, though likely won’t come to iOS until later…

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16:07
Video recap: Apple doubles iPhone SE storage capacity




Apple this week announced a minor iPhone SE refresh, upping storage of the 4-inch handset to 32GB or 128GB while keeping prices steady at $399 or $499, respectively. The updated handset goes on sale Friday morning.

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15:37
AWT News Update: March 23, 2017

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Another short news update today, with word of a scary (but hopefully no longer extant) CIA hack and good news about the iPhone that's expected to be released this fall:

  • WikiLeaks details Mac and iPhone hacks. The Mac hacks are enough to give you nightmares...
  • Barclay's analysts agree that the new iPhone with the 5.8-inch OLED display will come out in September, but in limited quantities

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Note to Apple News readers: you’ll need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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14:46
Notable apps and app updates for March 23, 2017

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

Scheming Cat Software has introduced Planet Flip 1.0. The $1.99 game features more than 80 levels with over 170 planet locations to solve. Players are challenged to guide Bob back to his spaceship. However each level is split across two planets, and they can only teleport him to the same position on the "opposite" planet. So they'll need to carefully plan his route, flipping back-and-forth between planets as they go.

macOS Apps/Updates

MacXDVD has released MacX DVD Ripper Pro 5.5, an upgrade to its flagship DVD ripper. The update extends the tool’s reach to...

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14:18
Instagram rolling out two-factor authentication for...

In a post on its official blog this afternoon, Instagram announced that two-factor authentication is now live for all users. The update was part of a wide-ranging announcement from the company, which focused on “fostering a safer, kinder community.”

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14:10
Instagram adds two-factor authentication, censors...

When in doubt, blur it out. That’s how Instagram is handling any controversial photos that surface on its platform.

On Thursday, Instagram announced a new policy to blur out “sensitive” content that users have flagged as either offensive or disturbing. The blurred photos and videos do not explicitly violate Instagram’s content guidelines, so they don’t warrant a removal by Instagram standards. However, some users may still find them too sensitive to view. 

“While these posts don’t violate our guidelines, someone in the community has reported them and our review team has confirmed they are sensitive,” the Instagram team wrote in a blog post announcing the policy. “This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app.”

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14:09
OpenSuse Leap Reinforces Linux Faith


OpenSuse Leap 42.2 goes a long way toward maintaining Suse's reputation for reliability and stability. That said, new users might need a push to take the leap from their familiar distros to this latest OpenSuse release. Business users can remain confident that upgrading to the latest edition won't put them too close to the bleeding edge of innovation. There is little cause for worry that upgrading might break their current applications and configurations. Leap 42.2 is a safe way to avoid the pitfalls of upgrading too quickly.

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14:06
Facebook rolls out iMessage-like emoji Reactions...

Facebook today introduced two new features for Messenger called Message Reactions and Mentions.

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13:17
Join us Monday night for AWT TV

Starting on Monday night, March 27 at 6:30 PM PT/9:30 PM ET, we'll be going live with our newest effort -- AWT TV. For those of you who may remember the old TUAW TV Live show that I hosted for five years or so, this will be similar in format...except without Doc Rock (at least for the first show!). Remember the theme music in the intro? It's back for the new show!

Each show will be up to an hour long and feature the AWT staff (Dennis Sellers, Marty Edwards and myself), along with any guests we've invited to join us on a video call. We'll discuss the Apple or tech news of the week, any good rumors we've heard, and even show off new accessories and apps -- all on AWT TV on YouTube Live.

If you join us on YouTube Live, there will be a Live Chat as well! We'll remind you again on Monday, but make your plans now to watch AWT TV!

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13:11
New WikiLeaks dump: The CIA built Thunderbolt...

Enlarge / One of these things is a CIA implant dropper. (credit: From an original image by Scott Ackerman)

WikiLeaks today dumped a smaller subset of documents from its "Vault 7" collection of files from a CIA software developer server. Yet again, these documents are more important from the perspective of WikiLeaks having them than for showing any revelatory content. The exploits detailed in these new files are for vulnerabilities that have largely been independently discovered and patched in the past. The files also reveal that the CIA likely built one of these tools after...

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13:00
Review: ExoLens PRO with Optics by ZEISS Wide-Angle...

The iPhone's camera has been steadily improving with every new model released, and many now consider it to be among the best smartphone cameras on the market; in fact the iPhone has entirely replaced our traditional point-and-shoot cameras in recent years. However, like many photography enthusiasts we have to admit that the fixed lens can sometimes be a limiting factor — even with the new iPhone 7 Plus dual lens system — resulting in a market for a range of external lens solutions to help take iPhone photography to the next level. The latest new entry onto the iPhone lens scene is ExoLens' new ExoLens PRO with Optics by ZEISS Wide-Angle Kit, built on a partnership with the venerable German lens maker to bring its extremely high-quality glass to bear in the world of iPhone photography. {/exp:char_limit}
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12:59
WikiLeaks Exposes CIA's Device Surveillance...


WikiLeaks has released more Vault 7 documentation online, including details about several CIA projects to infect Apple's Mac computer firmware and operating system. The site unloaded its first batch of stolen Vault 7 data earlier this month. The CIA's Embedded Development Branch developed malware that could persist even if the targeted computer were reformatted and its OS were reinstalled, according to data WikiLeaks exposed. The newly released files shone a spotlight on the CIA's efforts to gain "persistence" in Apple devices.

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12:54
Why Take Control Was Labeled “Not Secure” Briefly

For a few days recently, Google Chrome users were warned “Your connection is not private” when loading the Take Control Web site. Luckily, that statement was far more extreme than the reality, since Google was instead punishing a top-level certificate authority for bad behavior. Nonetheless, we had to switch to a new certificate authority quickly. Adam Engst tells the story.

 

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12:40
Boy, 4, Uses Siri To Help Save Mum's Life

A four-year-old boy saved his mother's life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone and then asking it to call 999. From a report: Roman, who lives in Kenley, Croydon, south London, used the phone's voice control -- Siri -- to call emergency services. Police and paramedics were sent to the home and were able to give live-saving first aid to his mother.


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12:10
Facebook makes Messenger more like iMessage with...

Facebook has incorporated new features into its Messenger app, and they may seem familiar to iMessage users.

Facebook Messenger now lets users add emoji reactions to individual messages, just how Facebook users can “react” to posts in their News Feeds. Facebook is also giving users the ability to include @mentions in their messages. Both of these new features will begin rolling out on Thursday and will be available globally in the coming days, according to Facebook.

You can add an emoji reaction to any message, whether it’s a text comment, a photo, or GIF. These emoji reactions include five different emotions—from love to wow to angry—as depicted by smiley faces, plus Facebook’s signature thumbs up to signify a “Like.” For the first time, Facebook is also giving users the option to “dislike” something with a thumbs down emoji. 

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12:01
Apple Pay gains over 30 more card issuers in US,...




Apple this week updated its list of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 30 additions across the U.S., China, and Australia, most notably re-adding Santander in the U.S., which was mistakenly put on the list a month ago.

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11:57
Apple now selling refurbished 2016 15-inch MacBook...

As we noted earlier this month, the first 2016 MacBook Pro to become available on Apple’s refurbished website was the 13-inch model without Touch Bar. Apple’s website now offers refurbished models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with savings ranging from $360-650, depending on the configuration.

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11:44
Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy...

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

The Senate's 50-48 vote Thursday on a resolution of disapproval would roll back Federal Communications Commission rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties. The FCC approved the regulations just five months ago.

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11:41
Deals: 32GB Apple TV for $129 ($20 off); iPhone case...




Apple deals are rolling in this week with instant discounts on 4th gen 32GB Apple TVs ($20 off) and 13-inch MacBook Pros with function keys ($150 off). B&H is also slashing prices on iPhone 6/6s/Plus cases with free shipping and prices starting at $2.99. Quantities are limited, though.

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11:27
Beats 1 host Zane Lowe sees a future with multiple...




A new interview with Beats 1 head Zane Lowe emphasizes Apple's message about how streaming is the future, and that Apple is possibly looking to expand live Beats-branded streaming radio stations even further.

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11:27
Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps...

Google came packed with a bunch of announcements at its Google for Brazil event, but you don’t need to live in Rio de Janeiro to benefit from them. In addition to the new location sharing in Maps, Google is also rolling out updates to its Duo, Allo, and Photos apps, bringing some long-awaited features.

First up is Duo. While the focus of the app had been on video chatting, Google will now let you make audio calls too. According to Google, “Duo audio calls work well on all connection speeds and won’t eat up your data.”

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11:24
Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and...

The CIA has had tools to infect Macs by connecting malicious Thunderbolt ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents purported to be from the agency and published by WikiLeaks.

One of the documents, dated Nov. 29, 2012, is a manual from the CIA’s Information Operations Center on the use of a technology codenamed Sonic Screwdriver. It is described as “a mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting.”

Sonic Screwdriver allows the CIA to modify the firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter so that it forces a MacBook to boot from an USB stick or DVD disc even when its boot options are password protected.

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11:19
Newegg's dropped $20 off the third-generation...

Newegg has a deal that offers a smarter way to turn down the heat as we move from winter to spring. The online retailer is selling the third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat for $230. That’s $20 off the typical price you’ll find elsewhere, and though it’s not a huge price cut, we haven’t seen the Nest Thermostat on sale since Target’s 15 percent off coupon deal from last month and the holiday season prices before that.

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10:47
First look: Lightweight Nike Sport Band is now sold...




This week, Apple expanded the lineup of band options for Apple Watch owners, including the ability to buy the Nike Sport Band on its own. AppleInsider offers fitness-focused Apple Watch users a first look at the add-on accessory.

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10:25
∞ Unboxing my iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special...

Apple announced its iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition on Tuesday. The new iPhone goes on sale tomorrow and ships at the end of March, but I thought I’d give you a first look at mine. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

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10:01
Apple Pay adds support for 30+ more banks and credit...

Apple has updated its list of banks, credit unions and card issuers for Apple Pay this week to note the addition of support for 30+ additional institutions in the U.S., Australia and China.

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09:54
Dashlane password manager adds support for the...

The folks behind Dashlane, a free tool for managing your passwords, support for the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The upgrade provides one-touch log-in for logging into the app or creating a new account.

You can also now customize Dashlane’s default shortcuts to optimize your workflow (for instance, you can add “Copy login”, remove the Share button, or rearrange the order of the shortcuts in your Touch Bar). From the Touch Bar, you can add new passwords, change passwords with Password Changer, share passwords, and search for a credential within Dashlane.

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09:38
Apple's iPhone, Samsung phones nearly equal in...




While Apple and the iPhone ranked first in a survey of U.S. customer satisfaction with smartphones, the company's chief rival -- Samsung -- came second by only the slimmest of margins, according to a J.D. Power report published on Thursday.

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09:33
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09:00
WikiLeaks' New Dump Shows How The CIA Allegedly...

WikiLeaks said on Thursday morning it will release new documents it claims are from the Central Intelligence Agency which show the CIA had the capability to bug iPhones and Macs even if their operating systems have been deleted and replaced. From a report on Motherboard: "These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistenc'' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware," WikiLeaks stated in a press release. EFI and UEFI is the core firmware for Macs, the Mac equivalent to the Bios for PCs. By targeting the UEFI, hackers can compromise Macs and the infection persists even after the operating system is re-installed. The documents are mostly from last decade, except a couple that are dated 2012 and 2013. While the documents are somewhat dated at this point, they show how the CIA was perhaps ahead of the curve in finding new ways to hacking and compromising Macs, according to Pedro Vilaca, a security...

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09:00
Coffee Meets Bagel dating app is trying to end...

"Coffee Meets Bagel," a dating app that promises high-quality matches, has launched a rather pricey premium tier. The company's cofounder told VentureBeat that they had a lofty goal in mind when they decided to offer the option: they want to end ghos...

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08:44
WikiLeaks’ latest Vault 7 documents profile CIA’s...

In their ongoing efforts of leaking government security documents, WikiLeaks has just dropped the latest in their Vault 7 collection. Titled “Dark Matter,” this release contains documents showcasing various projects undertaken by the CIA to infect Apple computer systems and iPhones. The Mac specific infections are considered a bit more serious to combat, considering they infect the EFI and persist even after re-installations.

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08:40
Artificial skin with solar cells could power...

Researchers at Glasgow University have successfully developed a new type of artificial skin that is more sensitive than our own. Made of just a single atomic layer of graphene, the new soft feeling epidermis functions as its own sophisticated touch s...

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08:31
How to implement Apple's two-factor...




Given all the talk in the news about a possible hacker mass-wipe of iCloud accounts, it seems only prudent for users to take precautions, and a good safety measure is two-factor authentication -- AppleInsider shows you how to turn it on from your Mac or your iPhone.

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08:20
Alaska Airlines: Goodbye 'Virgin America,...

Virgin America has been the airline of choice for many travelers due to its on-board amenities, including comfy seating, mood lighting, Netflix and Spotify. However, the name won't be around much longer. Alaska Airlines, which bought the airline last...

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08:16
Shelter dogs really excited about being adopted

The day a shelter dog gets adopted is one of the happiest days of its life. No matter where an animal came from or what it’s been through, suddenly it knows that better times are ahead.

This is awesome.

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08:06
Hands on with Apple’s new spring 2017 iPhone leather...

As part of its announcements on Tuesday, Apple launched several new colors of its iPhone cases to give customers some new fashion options for the spring — if buying a whole new (RED) iPhone is a step too far. Apple videoblogger DetroitBORG has picked up all six of the new leather and silicone cases, showing them off in a well-produced video …

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08:05
News: Apple acquires automation app Workflow

Photo: TechCrunch Apple has acquired Workflow, a popular automation tool that allows users to tie together various apps on the iOS platform to create macro-like stored procedures, TechCrunch reports. While the financial terms of the deal are not yet available, the report suggests that it was a “solid payday” for the small team of developers. In the deal, Apple is not only acquiring the Workflow app, but also the team of Ari Weinstein,…

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08:00
Researchers make super-cheap smartphone sperm test

Harvard researchers have developed a new device that helps men easily measure their fertility at home with their smartphone. While similar test kits exist, what sets this prototype apart is its affordability. Costing just $4.45 to make, this impressi...

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08:00
4-year-old boy in UK uses Siri to get help for his...

Siri is an AI with a lot of talents, and it teamed up with Roman, a 4-year-old boy in the UK, to help him get help for his mother. While kids in the UK are taught to dial 999 to summon emergency services, Roman used a different method to call: he unlocked his mother's iPhone by pressing her thumb to her iPhone's Touch ID home button, then asked Siri for help. Here's a recording of the complete conversation between Roman and an emergency services operator:

Thanks to Roman knowing how to unlock his mother's iPhone, ask Siri to call for help, and then providing his home address to the police operator, officers and paramedics were able to show up, force entry into the house, and help Roman's mom regain consciousness before taking her to the hospital.

Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan said that "Hearing this call brings home the importance of...

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07:58
News: Nintendo updates Super Mario Run, makes more...

Nintendo has released a major update to Super Mario Run, adding new playable characters and allowing more courses to be played without purchasing the game, among other improvements. Super Mario Run 2.0 allows players to unlock four additional courses in the free version of the game by completing one of Bowser’s challenges, and adds different coloured Yoshis that can be used in Toad Rally to gain more toads of that particular colour. Players…

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07:57
Latest leaked CIA hack focuses on Apple's macOS...




A second batch of CIA "Vault 7" documents published by WikiLeaks reveals some penetration methods for Mac hardware in-use by the CIA, none of which are wide-reaching, requiring physical device access to implement.

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07:47
Opinion: A spring iPad event now seems unlikely, but...

A spring iPad event this year has so far been taken almost as established fact. Apple has held one annually in recent years, and we’ve heard multiple reports about what to expect this year – one of them even suggesting a specific date.

The flagship product expected to be announced at the event was a new 10.5-inch iPad with a micro-bezel design that would allow it to have the same external dimensions as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

But recent events suggest to me that, while the 10.5-inch iPad is probably real, it’s unlikely it will be announced at a spring event. Instead, it’s more likely to be at WWDC – or even later …

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07:44
∞ Little Ye makes noodles and soup from scratch at...

[VIDEO] This video (click through to the main Loop post) is just amazing. Little Ye, you truly rock.

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07:40
Wells Fargo to open up iPhone-based ATM withdrawals...




Following the end of a successful pilot project, Wells Fargo will be opening up smartphone-based withdrawals at all 13,000 of its U.S. ATMs on Monday, March 27 -- though support for Apple Pay isn't yet on the horizon.

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07:40
Reporting a problem with a Mac or iOS purchase

Have a problem with an app purchased on the Mac or iOS app store, or via iTunes? Looking for a refund?

Apple’s got a page for that. Click the link, then enter your AppleID password. You’ll see a scrolling list of all your recent purchases, with a Report a Problem link for each one.

The list includes purchase for music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books. Good to know, pass it along.

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07:40
'Destiny 2' is expected to arrive this...

Destiny had a rocky start, but the first-person space shooter eventually ended up living up to the promise it showed back when it was announced. Time flies, though, and the original game is nearly three years old, and Bungie has promised a full seque...

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07:34
Zane Lowe from Beats 1 on keeping “pace with the [...

In a newly released interview with CNET from SXSW 2017, Zane Lowe breaks down some of his beliefs on where music is headed in regards to Apple Music and Beats 1. The interview takes Lowe’s music keynote talk a bit further into understanding how he believes the streaming service integrates into the quickly moving world of music.

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07:20
NASA AI auto-captured the changes in famous...

Artificial intelligence can help satellites and other spacecraft observe interesting phenomena before humans even spot them. Case in point: NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft started capturing images of Ethiopia's Erta Ale volcano as soon as...

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07:18
Apple Watch may soon automatically detect when you’...

Apple Watch is useful at putting notifications just a glance away on your wrist when you’re not using your iPhone, but that can be a distraction when you’re driving. In a recent Feature Request, we suggested Apple could address this issue by automatically enabling its upcoming Theater Mode feature on Apple Watch when the iPhone detects you’re in the car. Now it appears Apple has something similar in mind…

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07:11
iPhone owners have more smart home devices, are more...

A new J.D. Power study shows that U.S. iPhone owners are more satisfied with their phone than owners of any other brand – though just one point above Samsung. Apple’s average score was 840/1000 while Samsung was just 0.1% behind at 839.

That’s no great surprise, and the consumer intelligence company also noted a further factor that also should come as no surprise …

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07:10
New emoji will include dinosaurs, barf, a brain, and...

I love the artwork here, glad they are still expanding the set to be ever more representational. As this set expands, we’re going to need better search tools. Scrolling through pages and pages of emoji is reaching a breaking point.

Text substitution is one solution. Keeping a page of recently used emoji (as iOS does now) is also helpful, though perhaps Apple could add in a pane of configurable favorites?

Note this, in bold letters on the Emojipedia page:

This update is not final and is subject to change.

Just something to keep in mind. And where’s that rimshot emoji?

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07:02
The tech inside: San Francisco's Electroluxx...




Electroluxx is a reoccurring, technology-fueled creative art and dance party held at San Francisco's Public Works venue. Here's a look at the tech that goes into coordinating the event, building interactive projection art, visualizations, lighting, a wireless silent disco and Virtual Reality experiences.

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07:02
Apple ranks highest in overall satisfaction in...

Apple ranks highest in overall satisfaction in the smartphone full-service carrier segment with a score of 840 (out of 1000), followed closely by Samsung (839). Apple ranks highest overall in performance and features dimensions, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Full-Service Smartphone Satisfaction Study, which was released today. Customer satisfaction is much higher among smartphone owners who use their device to operate other connected home services such as smart thermostats and smart appliances, notes the research group.

Overall satisfaction with smartphones is 49 points higher among customers with voice-activated home assistants such as Amazon Echo (881 vs. 832 on a 1,000-point scale) than those without such a device. Significant gaps also are seen among customers with a smart thermostat than without (865 vs. 831, respectively) and customers with a smart appliance than without (866 vs. 832). Overall...

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07:00
What the internet taught me about dressing like an...

Last December, I bought a pair of jeans from Uniqlo. That was the only time I purchased clothing from a brick-and-mortar store in all of 2016. For the past few years now, I've done most of my clothes shopping online. Not just because it's convenient,...

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07:00
The Week in iOS Cases and Accessories: These...

No more shaky video

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

Two new stabilizers are in this week’s roundup—one for GoPro cameras, another for your iPhone. Read on!

GoPro

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06:59
News: Apple confirms iCloud and Apple ID systems...

Following yesterday’s report that a hacker group has been threatening to wipe hundreds of millions of iPhones if Apple does not pay them a ransom, Apple has unequivocally stated that there has been no breach of its systems. Although Apple neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of the data the hackers claim to have, the company told Fortune that, if the list is legitimate, it was not obtained through any security breach at Apple, suggesting…

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06:54
Facebook starts warning U.S. users when they're...

In a few months, you may no longer have to write “FAKE” below your friends’ Facebook posts. Fake news warning alerts appear to be rolling out to Facebook users in the United States after first appearing in Germany in January.

The new alerts, flagged with help from independent fact-checkers, are designed to prevent users from sharing fake news stories unwittingly, but they will not prevent people from sharing the story if they still choose.

When you try to share a story that has been flagged as phony, Facebook will insert an alert at the bottom of the post creation window (pictured at top). The alert will include a red triangle with an exclamation point, and a message such as “Disputed by Snopes.com and Associated Press.”

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06:53
iTunes, Apple Music make the top 10 in the ‘2017...

Netflix and Spotify deliver the best customer experience in the streaming media industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. iTunes comes in seventh place, and Apple Music in 10th.

Netflix and Spotify tied for the top spot out of the 16 streaming media companies included in this year's ratings, each earning a score of 74% and coming in 74th place overall out of 331 companies across 20 industries. This is the first year that streaming media companies were included in the Ratings.

The remainder of the top 10 — and their scores — are Amazon Prime Instant Video (73%), Pandora (73%), Amazon Prime Music (72%), Hulu (72%), iTunes (70%), SoundCloud (70%), GooglePlay (69%), and Apple Music and Showtime tied (68%). Start was 12th with 67% and HBO 13th with 65%.

Now in its seventh year of...

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06:51
∞ Getting your mind around Apple’s newly purchased...

As reported yesterday, Apple bought the Workflow app and team. This could be great news, assuming this signals a move on Apple’s part to open up the black box and give users the ability to automate pretty much everything their heart desires, something they’ve long been able to do on the Mac.

Federico Viticci, MacStories:

At this stage, it’s not clear what Apple’s plans for Workflow in the long term might be. I have a few theories, but this isn’t the time to speculate. I’ll say this, though: Workflow has been the driving force behind my decision to embrace the iPad as my primary computer. Workflow is a shining example of the power of automation combined with user creativity and its underlying mission has always been...

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