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Friday November 10

10:17
NordVPN is offering 3 years of VPN service for $99

U.S. Netflix fans outside of the country should take a good look at this particular deal.

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10:03
iPhone X display may become unresponsive in very...

Face ID has one important advantage over Touch ID that will become readily apparent this winter: you can quickly unlock your phone with gloves on. That may seem to make the iPhone X a cold weather champ, but there might be a fly in the ointment.

Recently, a small number of iPhone X owners have started to complain on social media that their display stopped registering touches when outside in the cold weather. The most prominent example is this thread on Reddit.

This is definitely not impacting the majority of iPhone X users. There has been plenty of cold weather in Canada over the last week, for example, and the majority of iPhone X users report that their screen works just fine. It's hard to get a handle on exactly how many users are experiencing the issue, but the responses on social media make it seem exceedingly rare.

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10:00
9to5Rewards: Win an iPhone X & get 30% off...

This month for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away an iPhone X for our biggest giveaway to date. Thanks to our sponsor Caseology who is also throwing in a bundle of cases and screen protectors to keep the winner’s new phone protected. Get 30% off Caseology cases with promo code “9TO5MACX“.  more…

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Bands/Cases from $...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:23
Some iPhone X owners report mystery green lines...




Some buyers of Apple's iPhone X are encountering green lines along the left or right side of the OLED display, according to various accounts on social media.

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09:21
Deals: 9.7" iPads for $299, 10.5" iPad...




Early Black Friday deals are heating up on Apple iPads with 2017 9.7" models for $299. Or upgrade to a 10.5" iPad Pro for as low as $599 after $50 to $100 cash discounts. The popular 9.7" iPad Pro for $399 deal is back ($200 off), plus Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones are $179 and a 1TB G-Drive USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is just $49.95. All with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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09:08
Trump DOJ suggests iPhone encryption costs lives...

The debate over privacy and security between tech companies and the government is playing out in public yet again. Without naming Apple specifically, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested this week in comments reported by The Washington Examiner that the company’s position on strong encryption may cost lives. Rosenstein’s comments follow reports that the recent church shooter in Texas used an iPhone that may not be accessible by the government.

more…

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08:54
Apple Watch gets special Veterans Day activity...




Apple on Friday announced a new activity challenge for Apple Watch owners, meant to commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

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08:00
12 doomed facts about the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is a beautifully tragic song from Canadian songwriting legend Gordon Lightfoot.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:55
Extreme test shows OLED iPhone X with 'dark...




After publicizing ways to reduce power consumption on the iPhone X OLED display, AppleInsider has begun to put the methods to the test to get a feel for exactly how much power can be saved. The answer: a lot.

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07:53
Limited number of users experiencing green line...

Last weekend, a few iPhone X owners started sharing reports and images of a green line issue appearing on the new OLED display. Now more users are reporting the same problem, although overall, the issue seems very limited.

more…

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07:36
Logitech will offer all Harmony Link owners a free...




After announcing that its Harmony Link remote control device will no longer operate as of March of 2018, Logitech has revealed it will upgrade all existing customers to its successor, the Harmony Hub, at no cost.

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07:30
Face ID’s Innovation: Continuous Authentication

[VIDEO] Rich Mogull, writing for TidBITS:

Put simply, Face ID is the most compelling advancement in security I have seen in a very long time. It’s game changing not merely due to the technology, but due to Apple’s design and implementation.

And:

I believe Face ID is slower at actual recognition than Touch ID, but it’s nearly impossible to notice due to the implementation. In the time it takes to move your finger to the Touch ID sensor, Face ID could have already unlocked your iPhone.

That’s the real Face ID revolution. Since you’re almost always looking at your phone while you’re using it, Face ID enables what I call “continuous authentication.”

This is a fascinating article, worth the read. But even better, if you’ve not yet seen it, is the video embedded in Rich’s piece, which I’ve embedded in the main Loop post.

In it, Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern tries her best to defeat Face ID using siblings, triplets, and a well crafted...

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07:22
News: Apple updates Clips app with iPhone X...

Apple has released a major update to its Clips app for the iPhone X, adding a new Scenes feature that takes advantage of the TrueDepth camera to place you in animated, 360-degree scenes with matching selfie filters to transform your appearance. Some of the scenes include the Millennium Falcon with a Star Wars style holo effect filter, a sketchbook scene with a filter that provides a charcoal drawing effect, and a scene that puts you into an 8-bit…

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07:19
Vietnamese firm trips up iPhone X's Face ID...




A Vietnamese security firm says it has managed to bypass the iPhone X's Face ID system using a mask, in spite of Apple efforts to specifically prevent that deception, but regular users have no obvious reasons to be concerned about the alleged efforts.

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07:16
Opinion: Why the home indicator is an essential part...

With the lack of a physical home button of any kind with iPhone X, Apple has a new interaction metaphor: the home indicator. This is the thin bar that sits at the bottom of the iPhone screen.

At first glance, it might seem like an annoying blemish on the edge-to-edge design. But just like the notch at the top of the phone, the home indicator plays an important role.

more…

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07:14
How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with...

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac:

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.

A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert an ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.

If you like playing with sound, this is a fun, achievable project to take on.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:10
Wallpaper: A gorgeous piece on Jony Ive and Apple’s...

Gorgeous prose, images, layout. Well worth your time.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:04
Twitter cranks up display name limit after rolling...

The character limit isn’t the only thing Twitter is increasing this month. Twitter has also cranked up the maximum number of characters you can use in your display name.

more…

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07:01
How to use a virtual home button instead of the...

The Verge article is worth a quick read, good to know about. And you might also want to check out Apple’s official AssistiveTouch support page.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:58
Clips introduces Selfie Scenes for immersive, 360-...

Apple:

Apple today announced a major update to Clips, the free app for iOS that makes it easy to create and share fun videos using iPhone or iPad. Clips introduces Selfie Scenes and adds artistic style transfer effects and a redesigned interface that makes it easier than ever to create great videos on the go.

Selfie Scenes is an exciting new feature that places users into animated, 360-degree scenes when recording selfies. Using the sophisticated TrueDepth camera system on iPhone X, Selfie Scenes transports users into bustling cities, serene landscapes, abstract paintings and even the Millennium Falcon and Mega-Destroyer from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

And:

New artistic effects use advanced machine learning and style transfer technology to turn any photo or video into a moody oil painting, vibrant watercolor or elegant pencil sketch — in real time while recording.

Follow the headline link and watch the video, check out the samples. The fact that...

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06:53
Apple passes Samsung for lead in global smartphone...

Follow the headline link, take a look at the chart. Note the market share rankings. Samsung steadily falling, Apple makes a big gain in that last quarter.

From the TrendForce report:

Samsung is expected to slightly scale back the production of its high-end models in the fourth quarter as the brand is seeing the sales of its smartphones being squeezed by the strong demand for Apple’s latest iPhone devices.

And:

As for highly anticipated iPhone X, the yield rates of its key components (e.g. Wi-Fi modules and 3D sensing modules) have been lower than expected, thus delaying production of the device. With the limited support from iPhone X, Apple was not able to significantly raise its total volume.

On the other hand, TrendForce estimates that the iPhone production volume for this fourth quarter will reach 81 million units with iPhone X accounting for 33% of the total. TrendForce expects a surge of iPhone X production that will last through the first...

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06:47
External Link: Jony Ive on the iPhone X and Apple’s...

In an interview with Wallpaper, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive discusses some of the design decisions behind Apple’s new campus and how multitouch has fundamentally changed hardware design. Along those lines, he said something interesting about the iPhone X: “What I think is remarkable about the iPhone X is that its functionality is so determined by software. And because of the fluid nature of software, this product is going to change and evolve. In 12 months’ time, this object will be able to do things that it can’t now.” So by next year, what do you think the iPhone X will be able to do that it can’t do now?

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email...

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06:02
Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for macOS

Apple has updated Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for macOS to, respectively versions 6.3.1, 7.3.1, and 4.3.1. All offer stability and performance improvements.

Pages is the word processing app for macOS (and iOS). Keynote (also for iOS) lets you create presentations and slides. Numbers is a spreadsheet app, and, yep, it also has an iOS version. The upgrades are available at the Mac App Store.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: uBar 4 for Mac

For Friday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up uBar 4 for only $14.99 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This power user toolbar is a great solution for those who have never been fans of the macOS Dock, providing a versatile replacement that can be used as a dock or a taskbar and heavily customized. Powerful tab grouping options, window, previews, and in-dock reminders help you get the most out of your Mac, letting you find the window you’re…

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05:58
Some iPhone X users find their smartphones don’t...

iPhone X users on reddit and the MacRumors forums have found that their smartphones immediately refuse to recognize some touch input when exposed to cool outdoor temperatures. There’s a software bug causing the issue, which Apple says will be addressed in an upcoming update. Apple issued this statement to The Loop

“We are aware of instances where the iPhone X screen will become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment. After several seconds the screen will become fully responsive again. This will be addressed in an upcoming software update."

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05:30
You should use a TV antenna, even if you have cable...

TV antennas aren't just for cord-cutters. Even if you have cable or satellite, an antenna will deliver a better picture to your big-screen TV.

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05:19
How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with...

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.

A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert an ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.

more…

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05:06
AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone X,...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the iPhone X, an image sensor acquisition, AR glasses rumors, and iOS updates.

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05:00
Deal: Learn over 8 programming languages by example...

Whether you develop Mac or iOS apps, do back-end programming, or design websites, it's always useful to know a new programming language. Having a working knowledge of a variety of coding tools can improve your marketability as a developer and keep your skills honed. That's why you'll love today's deal on The Complete Programming Language Bootcamp, which will teach you a number of programming languages by example for just $36. 

Here's what you'll learn!

  • Learn by Example: Scala
  • From 0 to 1: Learn Java Programming
  • From 0 to 1: Learn Python Programming
  • Learn By Example: C++ Programming - 75 Solved Problems
  • From 0 to 1: C...
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04:30
How to sign a PDF in macOS High Sierra

Like me, you’re probably get a PDF mailed to you that you need to sign. It’s a pain to print it, sign it, then scan it back into your email for returning. Thankfully, there’s a better way.

You can actually sign it right in Mail. Drag a PDF into the email you're sending, hover over it then at the top right, and you'll see a little button appear. Click the button, and you’ll be offered a range of Markup options, including one for signing documents. 

You can either add your signature by holding a signed piece of paper up to the webcam on your Mac. Or you can drawing on your trackpad.

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04:04
UK ISPs will have to pay automatic compensation to...

For as game-changing as high-speed internet access was to the world, it continues to be a frustration for so many as broadband is the most unreliable of utilities. Fighting with the ISP is a nightmare. The UK is now introducing automatic compensation for certain cases of poor customer broadband services.

more…

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04:00
PhotoBee can help you find lost photos, videos in...

By Aaron Lee

Did you know that photos and movies received in Messages aren't automatically saved? Your Messages “flow” is most likely full of "lost" photos and movies that someone has shared with you. It is time to reclaim those lost memories.

Until now the only solution has been to manually locate, select and download the photos and movies. However, Brattoo Propaganda Software’s PhotoBee for macOS lets you scan your iMessages for photos and movies, and then download them to keep them along with the rest of your photos.

With PhotoBee, you can select which contacts you wish to scan, as well as choose the destination to save the files. The app will scan through all your messages in Messages and list all found photos and movies so that you can browse them and choose which ones to save. Cool.

PhotoBee requires macOS 10.8 or higher. It costs US$7.95. A demo is available for download...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 10, 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

Feral Interactive says ROME: Total War Collection, a $16.99 bundle containing the historical strategy game ROME: Total War and its expansions Barbarian Invasion and Alexander are out now on iPad. Originally developed by Creative Assembly for Windows PC and brought to iOS by Feral Interactive, this release marks the first anniversary of ROME: Total War’s iPad debut. 

RYDAR has launched their application for iOS devices. The free app provides a number of features for drivers, helping them to plan their work day, optimize driving routes for...

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03:00
Forbes posts initial Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost upon us.

That being said, Forbes’ Gordon Kelly has put together a list of shopping tips to help you save this year.

The guide veers away from the Apple Store, which typically doesn’t offer enormous savings, and focuses heavily on Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Kohl’s and Sam’s Club. In the case of Kohl’s, Kelly points out that Kohl’s Cash helps provide additional savings, especially after you’ve spent a given amount of money within the store.

Kelly also points out that there are savings to be had through B&H Photo Video, MacMall, and Newegg.

Within his guide, Kelly notes that Amazon offers free shipping for Prime members for this, even if they just use the trial, Walmart offers free 2-day shipping if you spend $35 or more and both Best Buy and Target offer free shipping on everything. Be wary of smaller merchant shipping costs, especially as some offer Apple products at slightly reduced prices to get a sales...

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Thursday November 9

19:29
Apple kickstarts 'This Weekend Only'...




Apple on Thursday introduced a new weekly feature at the iOS App Store, "This Weekend Only," highlighting discounted goods and services available through iPhone and iPad apps.

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18:32
Apple’s new ‘This Weekend Only’ promo offers in-app...

As part of its redesigned App Store with a focus on curation and editorial content, this evening has launched a new “This Weekend Only” weekly promotion. This will offer discounts on things such as apparel, travel, food, and other categories. Apple is kicking it off with five stellar offerings from HotelTonight, Chipotle, and more.

more…

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17:29
This star refuses to die, even after it explodes

Supernovae are some of the brightest and most energetic events in our galaxy. These occur when stars that have much greater mass than that of our sun explode; they become incredibly bright, and then slowly fade over the course of a few months as they...

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17:12
Happy Hour Podcast 146 | Apple Pay Cash, Face ID...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the Apple Pay Cash beta launching, Face ID and a new design coming to next year’s iPad Pros, and the first few days with iPhone X.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, StitcherGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

more…

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17:01
Sharp's $77,000 camcorder shows that 8K is...

Sharp has unveiled an 8K camcorder that is undoubtedly aimed at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but will be equally at home on a film set. Looking like an old-school ENG news camera, the 8C-B60A captures 8K, 10-bit 60fps video onto a large, Super 3...

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16:40
Latest iPhone X camera review showcases beautiful...

The iPhone X’s camera has been put to the test in several different scenarios so far. Adding to that list is a new review from photographer Austin Mann, who took the iPhone X on a trip through Guatemala. Tim Cook shared Mann’s review in a tweet this evening, calling the pictures he captured “sunning.”

more…

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16:25
Video: Extending the iPhone X's battery life...




Using dark wallpaper, "Smart Invert," and some other iOS features, it's possible to push the iPhone X's battery surprisingly far.

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16:21
Microsoft's version of AirDrop is available to...

AirDrop is one of the most convenient features of being in the Apple ecosystem. It's unsurprising, then, to learn that Microsoft has been working on its own version of the file sharing feature for Windows computers. It's called Near Share, and it's i...

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16:20
Ask Slashdot: What Should A Mac User Know Before...

New submitter Brentyl writes: Hello Slashdotters, longtime Mac user here faced with a challenge: Our 14-year-old wants a Windows laptop. He will use it for school and life, but the primary reason he wants Windows instead of a MacBook is gaming. I don't need a recommendation on which laptop to buy, but I do need a Windows survival kit. What does a fairly savvy fellow, who is a complete Windows neophyte, need to know? Is the antivirus/firewall in Windows 10 Home sufficient? Are there must-have utilities or programs I need to get? When connecting to my home network, I need to make sure I ____? And so on... Thanks in advance for your insights.


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16:04
Apple acknowledges iPhone X becoming unresponsive in...




The iPhone X can temporarily lose touch functionality in cold weather, Apple admitted on Thursday in response to owner complaints.

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15:55
Amazon is offering a $40 discount when you buy two...

Amazon Key seems like a crazy idea: You provide select permission to delivery people and service workers to enter your home while you’re away.

We found, however, that the security camera part of that system—the Amazon Cloud Cam—is really good even if you don’t want to let people enter your place. Today, you can get the security camera at its first deal price. Amazon is selling two of the Cloud Cam devices for $200, or a $40 discount on the usual $240 list price.

Anyone who wants to go crazy can even get three of the devices for $290, or about $70 off. To get the deal, you have to enter either coupon code 2CLOUDCAM or 3CLOUDCAM, depending on the offer you prefer. Amazon hasn’t put a specific end date on this deal, just the usual “offer good while supplies last.”...

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15:51
Apple solar data center at 3.099¢/kWh helps NV...

From Electrek:

Apple signed a deal this week to power to its Sparks, Nevada data center with possibly the cheapest contracted starting price for solar power in the US. The deal was signed with NV Energy, owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.

The deal’s start price is 3.099¢/kWh with a 2% a year escalator making it very inexpensive energy.  The size of the solar project is 50MW.

more…

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15:38
Apple says software fix will address unresponsive...

Some iPhone X customers have complained in the last week that their phone screen does not work at near-freezing temperatures.

Apple has now said that it has an identified an issue where the iPhone X display becomes unresponsive to touches after a ‘rapid change’ in temperature. The company promised a forthcoming software fix will resolve the problem.

more…

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15:36
EA acquires ‘Titanfall’ studio Respawn

Despite Respawn continuing to support its fantastic mech shooter Titanfall 2 with new content nearly every month after releasing it a year ago, the game's playerbase has dwindled. In a recent interview, the studio's CEO noted that the game's lower-th...

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15:31
Studded 'Medor' Hermes bands coming to...




Apple and luxury brand Hermes are preparing to ship two new Apple Watch bands, both under the "Medor" name.

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15:21
∞ Apple’s response to iPhone X screen cold weather...

Yesterday, a Reddit user named Darus 214 started a thread complaining about his iPhone X screen becoming unresponsive in cold weather. Here’s the original thread, some thoughts on it, and Apple’s official response. […]

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15:09
Clue, Wiffle Ball, paper airplane enter Toy Hall of...

I predicted Matchbox Cars and Risk would be inducted. I demand an immediate recount.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:52
Somebody wrote an email bot to waste scammers’ time

This certainly won’t stop scammers and will take more time than simply deleting the email but it might give you a small measure of satisfaction.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:51
A live-action 'Star Wars' show is headed...

After years of rumors of a live-action Star Wars TV series, it's finally happening. The only catch? It'll be exclusive to Disney's upcoming streaming service, Polygon reports. CEO Bob Iger didn't have any details to share about the new series, but th...

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14:45
AWT News Update: November 9, 2017

Apple Park HQ Building Café. Photo by Mark Mahaney for Wallpaper•

The road to a $1 trillion company, an interview with Jony Ive, and the opening of the Apple Park Visitor Center all make today's news on the Apple World Today News Update Podcast:

  • Apple closed for the second day at a share price that gives the company a market cap of over $900 billion
  • Jony Ive talks with Wallpaper* about the iPhone X and Apple Park from a designer's viewpoint
  • Cupertino residents get a special preview of Apple Park's Visitor Center next Thursday

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

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14:41
Apple’s big holiday quarter & iPhone X expected...

On the heels of a report earlier this week claiming Apple had surpassed Samsung in unit sales, TrendForce is out today with its latest data and predictions for the remainder of 2017. The research firm reports similar total smartphone production volume of 384 million units for Q3 2017, with that number expected grow to 424 million during Q4 during the peak of holiday shopping…

more…

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14:31
Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on a Sony 4K...

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their continuously updated list...

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14:25
A new 'Star Wars' trilogy is coming from...

The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson has signed on to write and direct a new trilogy within the Star Wars universe, Disney announced today. There aren't any details to share about the new project yet, but the company explicitly noted that it'll feature...

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14:20
Project Loon delivers internet to 100,000 people in...

The FCC granted Alphabet's Project Loon, which delivers internet via balloons, an experimental license last month to help get Puerto Ricans online after Hurricane Maria decimated the island's infrastructure. While the team cautiously tweeted that it...

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14:11
Apple's latest diversity figures show static...




Apple on Thursday released its 2017 diversity report, showing steps forward in some areas, but work to do in others.

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14:05
Twitter can’t separate verification from validation

2016 was a dumpster fire of a year for Twitter. Abusive language and toxic interaction became the norm across the microblogging site as it saw a dramatic rise in activity from users on the far right and their crystallization into the alt-right moveme...

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13:51
Of course ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ is getting...

Fans of a galaxy far, far away are paying attention to two countdowns leading up to the holidays: The release of Star Wars: Battlefront II on November 17th and the next film in the saga, The Last Jedi, which comes out on December 15th. In a shrewd (b...

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13:32
'Star Trek: Discovery' season one resumes...

Star Trek: Discovery is doing pretty well, it seems, with CBS All Access bringing in record numbers of subscribers. In fact, the network has given the go-ahead for a second season of the latest Star Trek series. According to a report over at Deadline...

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13:24
Jony Ive says iPhone X will evolve and be able to ‘...

Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive sat down with design magazine Wallpaper* for a wide-ranging interview following the release of the iPhone X. In the piece, Ive talks about the company’s new Apple Park headquarters, what he likes most about iPhone X, and much more.

more…

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13:10
Google urges FEC to adopt more specific rules for...

Google, Facebook and Twitter have all found evidence of Russian influence for last year's US presidential election. Google, however, is seeking to separate itself a bit from it's social-media peers in a new document filed with the US Federal Election...

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13:01
Jony Ive talks Apple Park, iPhone X, change, and...




As part of a longer piece about Apple Park, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive spoke about Apple as it stands, with change as a central theme to where Apple has been, is now, and how it uses change and evolution to survive.

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12:53
AT&T CEO: DOJ never demanded CNN sale in Time...

Yesterday, reports surfaced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had requested a sale of either Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN, or DirecTV before it would approve AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner. However, the agency said that it didn't req...

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12:39
New renders visualize iPhone X Plus with massive 6.7...

While the iPhone X has only been in the hands of customers for about a week, a new concept is already looking ahead to what next year’s iPhones might bring. Designer Martin Hajek has mocked up a rumored larger ‘iPhone X Plus’ with a massive 6.7-inch display in gorgeous new renders.

more…

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12:34
Apple releases annual diversity report, shares new ‘...

Apple has released its annual diversity report which is the first since former HR head Denise Young Smith moved to her newly created role as VP of Inclusion and Diversity. Apple highlights key data points and comparisons in the latest report compared to the last three years in an update to its Diversity microsite.

more…

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12:30
Apple pushes out iOS 11.1.1 to fix annoying...

Apple gave its mobile software a facelift when it released iOS 11 back in September, but bugs led the company to push out an 11.1 update a month later to protect user security from that WPA2 Krack vulnerability. Turns out that version introduced anot...

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12:19
Beoplay M3 is B&O’s cheapest multiroom speaker...

Bang & Olufsen speakers generally sound pretty great, but they're also just as well-known for being very expensive. If you want to outfit a house with wireless speakers, like the Beoplay M5, it's going to get even pricier. Fortunately for those w...

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12:02
Facebook's latest community push is on-site...

Facebook has been quietly supporting small businesses around the globe to the tune of $1 billion. The company says that it has trained more than 60,000 small businesses with Boost Your Business, and that over one million small businesses have used it...

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11:43
Stream every ‘Harry Potter’ film on HBO starting...

HBO subscribers, we've got your New Year's Day plans sorted. The premium network announced today that all eight films in the Harry Potter franchise will be available starting on January 1st, 2018. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the latest i...

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11:37
Apple's Clips 2.0 adds iPhone X TrueDepth...




Apple has updated its Clips short video production and sharing app to 2.0, bringing with the update a redesigned update, better iCloud support, Selfie Scenes, and the Millenium Falcon from the "Star Wars" series as a backdrop.

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11:35
iPhone X Costs Apple $370 in Materials: IHS Markit

Engineers at marketing research firm IHS Markit cracked open the base version iPhone X, which Apple is selling at $999, this week. After preliminary physical dissection, the firm estimated that the iPhone X carries a bill of materials of $370. From their findings: With a starting price of $999, the iPhone X is $50 more than the previous most expensive iPhone, the 8 Plus 256 GB. As another point of comparison, Samsung's Galaxy S8 with 64 GB of NAND memory has a BOM of $302 and retails at around $720. "Typically, Apple utilizes a staggered pricing strategy between various models to give consumers a tradeoff between larger and smaller displays and standard and high-density storage," said Wayne Lam, principal analyst for mobile devices and networks at IHS Markit. "With the iPhone X, however, Apple appears to have set an aspirational starting price that suggests its flagship is intended for an even more premium class of smartphones." The teardown of the iPhone X revealed that its IR...

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11:21
Windows Mixed Reality adds SteamVR games on November...

Microsoft's stab at building a virtual reality ecosystem will enter an informal beta test starting November 15th. Next week the Windows 10 Mixed Reality SteamVR preview program will go live. If you have Windows 10 running on your machine, along with...

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11:09
Qualcomm and T-Mobile spread Gigabit LTE to 430...

At an event in San Jose today, Qualcomm Technologies company, partnered with T-Mobile, demonstrated their latest step in the evolution of LTE. T-Mobile announced that LTE Advanced, which is the newest generation, and supported by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Gigabit LTE modems, is now live in 430 markets.

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11:02
Skype for iOS borrows from Snapchat by adding...




Microsoft has updated Skype for iOS to include new Snapchat-style filters in the iPhone and iPad messaging app, with the additional stickers and photo effects borrowing heavily from Sprinkles, an experimental iPhone camera app that relied on machine learning Microsoft released in April.

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10:59
Sean Parker says Facebook ‘exploits’ human psychology

Napster cofounder Sean Parker appears to have some regrets about the role he played in bringing social media to the world. Before speaking at an Axios event yesterday, he told reporters that he was now "something of a conscientious objector" on socia...

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10:45
Clips introduces Selfie Scenes for immersive, 360-...

Apple has announced a major update to Clips, the free app for iOS that makes it easy to create and share videos using an iPhone or iPad. The upgrade  introduces Selfie Scenes and adds artistic style transfer effects and a redesigned interface.

Selfie Scenes is a new feature that places users into animated, 360-degree scenes when recording selfies. Using the TrueDepth camera system on iPhone X, Selfie Scenes transports users into bustling cities, serene landscapes, abstract paintings and even the Millennium Falcon and Mega-Destroyer from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” says Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing.

With Selfie Scenes, users can choose from 10 Apple-designed scenes, featuring unique locations, characters, colors and visual styles plus two scenes from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Each scene is a full 360-...

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10:38
T-Mobile more than doubles its gigabit LTE...

At an event today in San Jose, Qualcomm and T-Mobile are getting together to demonstrate the power and speed of gigabit LTE. In conjunction with the event, the self-proclaimed Uncarrier announced that its higher-speed LTE Advanced speeds are now avai...

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10:38
Preview 'LA Noire' Switch gameplay before...

Excited to try LA Noire on your Switch November 14th? Good, because Rockstar Games has something to help make the wait a little easier: A gameplay trailer of the detective simulator running on Nintendo's hybrid portable/home console. From the looks o...

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10:34
iOS 11.1.1 update finally fixes that A[?] bug

iOS 11.1 added a bunch of new emojis and some important bug fixes, but it also introduced one of the most annoying iOS bugs we've seen in a long time. 

For some reason, when you type a capital I, the autocorrect would often turn it into a capital A followed by an undecipherable unicode symbol. Social media was flooded with messages like, "A [?] finally got my new iPhone X!"

As of today, you won't need to work around it anymore. Apple just released iOS 11.1.1, which fixes the hideous A [?] bug. It also fixes a rare bug that would cause "Hey, Siri" to become unresponsive.

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10:32
Twitter’s 280-Character Own Goal

J.K. Rowling, on Twitter raising the per-tweet character limit to 280:

Twitter’s destroyed its USP. The whole point, for me, was how
inventive people could be within that concise framework.

USP is “unique selling proposition”. By doubling the character limit, Twitter has eliminated what made them unique. Yes, there were many trade-offs with the 140-character limit, both pros and cons. But one of the pros is it made Twitter unique. Twitter timelines now look more like Facebook — but Facebook is already there for Facebook-like timelines. Twitter trying to be more like Facebook is like basketball trying to be more like football — a bad idea that won’t work.

Stephen King was more succinct:

280 characters? Fuck that.

Andy Ihnatko:

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10:30
Firefox iOS version 10 released with 'Photon...




Firefox has updated the iOS version of its browser to version 10.0, with the milestone release featuring a refreshed modern interface and changes to the menu system, ahead of another major update arriving on the desktop version of the browser next week.

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10:22
Twitterrific update adds muffling based on length/...

Twitterrific has updated its iOS and Mac app today with a mix of new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Along with support for 280 characters, The Iconfactory has also added some handy new ways to use muffling based on tweet length or the amount of lines.

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10:19
Researchers find hundreds of easily-breached...

The security of our personal data is top of mind right now, so the news that nearly 700 apps for iOS and Android were easily exploited to show private messages and calls is troubling, to say the least. Security company Appthority discovered the explo...

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10:13
Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 update with 'i'...




Apple has released another "sub-point" update to iOS 11, with iOS 11.1.1 addressing the "i" bug that caused the letter to be autocorrected to "A" and a question mark.

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10:10
Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 with fix for keyboard auto...

Apple has released iOS 11.1.1. You can download it on all iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings --> General --> Software Update.  

iOS 11.1. fixes an issue with keyboard auto-correct that causes "i" to autocorrect to A[?]. It also fixes an issue where “Hey Siri” stops working.

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10:10
iOS 11.1.1 Puts the “i” Back in iOS

Apple has released a small update to fix a bizarre bug that was screwing up the letter “i” and another that could make Hey Siri stop working.

 

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10:05
Apple Clips has better controls and loads of new...

Apple's Clips video creation app is less than a year old, but it's already getting a big update. Thanks to lots of user feedback and the proliferation of new, more powerful iOS devices, Clips is now more polished than ever, and that's very good news...

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10:01
Your therapist will text you now

The smartphone in our pockets has redefined how we interact with people, engage with the world and get ourselves around. A constant connection to the world may be making some of us miserable, however, with a recent South Korean study suggesting that...

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10:00
Hands-on: Clips 2.0 updated with iPhone X support,...

After its initial debut back in April, Apple’s Clips app is maturing into a go-to application for users looking to create video content via a quick and easy to use interface. The antithesis of complicated menu-driven video editing apps, Clips packs a ton of features into a surprisingly deep, but relatively simple-to-use UI.

In my first hands-on Clips tutorial back in April, I was impressed by the type of content that users could produce while wielding the few tools provided within the app. Fast-forward to July’s release of Clips 1.1, which added Disney/Pixar assets along with additional content from Apple, and it was clear that Clips wasn’t destined to be just a flash in the pan.

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10:00
Apple’s Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon...

Apple on Thursday updated Clips, the company’s iOS app for creating short, sharable video clips. The update has a new iPhone X-specific feature called Selfie Scenes, in addition to new effects and stickers, iCloud support, and an updated interface.

Selfie Scenes uses the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera to place you in a special scene. The TrueDepth camera allows Clips to discern foreground and background objects, so it can place you (and whoever’s within your close proximity) in the foreground of a scene, and filter out objects behind you.

One of the Selfie Scenes is the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars, and you can make a video of yourself inside the spaceship, complete with BB8 rolling through the background. Selfie Scenes are 360-degree scenes, so when you move, the scene continues as if you are actually in that space.

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09:58
Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone and iPad with ‘...

Apple has released iOS 11.1.1 for all iPhone and iPad customers. The latest software update includes bug fixes and improvements including a fix for the notorious ‘i’ autocorrect bug that resulted in a ? and [A] character appearing.

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09:56
Study: Americans will overlook a lot of...

Americans are so excited about the new iPhone that they would overcome a great deal of inconvenience—and adversity—to lay their hands on one, according to LevaData, a company “that helps global enterprises improve gross margins by reducing supply chain costs.” I’m assuming the “new iPhone” is the iPhone X, but LevaData doesn’t specify.

The study says consumers wouldn’t let their plans to order a new iPhone be interrupted by a big delay in the ship date (19%), prices being higher than expected (18%), or bad reviews (17%). The data also reveals that other brands aren’t so lucky. One in four Americans say product delays affect brand trust. Twenty percent say they would buy the product from a competitor.

These stats are from LevaData’s 2017 Holiday Study, which explores the impact of managing the volatility of supply risks and opportunities on market performance and brand reputation.  

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09:46
UberEATS now includes restaurant ratings and...

Today, Uber announced a few changes to the UberEATS app aimed at helping users decide on what to eat. First, the company has brought a five-star rating system to the restaurants listed in the app and users can now rate a restaurant they've ordered fr...

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09:41
Face ID’s Innovation: Continuous Authentication

It takes a lot to impress security expert Rich Mogull, but he’s convinced that Face ID is going to change the face of computer security.

 

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15″ MacBook Pro $449 off,...

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09:28
Apple acquires company that makes QuantumFilm camera...

It was rumored last month, but now it’s apparently happened: Apple has acquired InVisage Technologies, a developer of QuantumFilm camera sensors, eports TechCrunch.

QuantumFilm is an imaging and sensing technology. InVisage’s products capture high fidelity, high-resolution images for a variety of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smartphones, laptops, and drones.

QuantumFilm Technology involves, among other things, the creation of a film to coat the image sensors used in a cellphone camera, allowing it to capture more light, improving the quality of the images taken. It places a layer of semiconducting crystals - called quantum dots - on top of a smartphone’...

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