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Friday December 1

13:41
3D-printed bacteria ink could be used to treat burns

In a new study published today in Science Advances, researchers present a 3D-printable ink that contains bacteria and they say that depending on what species of bacteria it holds, the ink stands to have a number of useful applications. "Printing usin...

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13:37
New Apple Watch Series 3 ads put spotlight on...




Apple on Friday debuted four new video ads for the Apple Watch Series 3, driving home the wearable's fitness focus and LTE support -- as well its potential as a Christmas gift.

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13:26
Amazon Still Promising Prime Video App for Apple TV...

Believe it or not, Amazon says that the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV is still due to ship this year.

 

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13:22
Twitter is making excuses for allowing hate speech

Twitter sure is having a hard time explaining and enforcing its policies around hate speech. Earlier this week, the company responded to Trump's retweet of violent anti-Muslim propaganda, telling Engadget that some videos may remain up if they are ne...

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13:18
9to5Rewards: Last chance to enter our iPhone X...

Thanks to our sponsor Caseology, 9to5Rewards will be announcing the winner of our November giveaway for the iPhone X in just a few days (Dec, 4). That means this is your last opportunity to enter for a chance to win a silver 64GB iPhone X. Caseology is also throwing in a variety of cases and complimentary screen protectors to keep one lucky entrants new phone in one piece. Head below for details. 

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13:05
Uber, but for toxic techbro culture

Some companies are just born with an infinite number of chances to keep doing everything wrong and yet somehow seem immune to the consequences. Uber is one of those companies. Uber's latest scandal -- a fat hack and its dirty coverup -- is just one i...

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12:46
Apple releases four new holiday ads promoting Apple...

Apple has shared four new short holidays ads for Apple Watch Series 3. All of the ads are titled The Gift of Go and each highlight a different sport or activity along with various Apple Watch features.

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12:39
Chrome on Windows will block third-party apps that...

Google says that around two-thirds of Windows Chrome users use third-party applications that interact directly with the web browser, like antivirus or accessibility software. These apps have typically injected code into Chrome to work correctly, but...

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12:31
Review: Etymotic ER20XS High-Fidelity Earplugs

Tell us if this sounds familiar: we grew up listening to music on cheap headphones that came bundled with our music players (then, Sony and Aiwa cassette and CD players; now, Apple iPods and iPhones). We liked the music loud but, since those cheap headphones provided no isolation, we needed to play them even louder to get the desired effect. We went to rock concerts, blasted our car stereos, and ignored our parents' warnings about losing our hearing. Now we're adults, we still love music, and we're suddenly terrified of hearing loss. Should we be one of "those people" wearing earplugs at concerts? This week, we come to terms with the fact that we're not invincible, and try the Etymotic ER20XS High-Fidelity Earplugs. We should have done this years ago.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:18
The lofree mechanical keyboard is back, this time...

lofree Four Seasons Mechanical Keyboard in Vernal White

Remember the lofree keyboard? Back in March this retro-looking Mac-specific mechanical keyboard launched on Indiegogo and raised well over $700,000 in funding. It shipped, and there are a lot of happy users around the world. Now lofree is back with a second version of the keyboard called the Four Seasons: A Colorful Retro Mechanical Keyboard.

Aestival Blue Four Seasons keyboard

What makes it different from the first model? It comes in four seasonal color themes: Vernal White (spring), Aestival Blue (summer),  Autumnal Grey (autumn) and Hibernal Black (winter). But the team at lofree also took feedback from the users of the first keyboard to heart, and they’ve improved the...

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12:13
Samsung's W2018 flip phone has a variable...

Smartphone makers are always pushing for the fastest-possible camera aperture, and until today, the record was held by LG V30 with its f/1.6 lens. But it didn't take long before Samsung hit back with an even lower f-stop.

Earlier today, the Korean g...

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12:00
Razer Phone review: A tough sell, even if it's...

Razer is mostly known for its gaming hardware, so it was a little surprising when the company acquired phone-maker Nextbit earlier this year. Eleven months later, and it finally revealed the results of that acquisition: The Razer Phone. Just like the...

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11:42
Periscope's stream tipping is available outside...

Periscope's livestream tipping system is no longer a US-only affair -- the Twitter-owned service has expanded its Super Broadcaster program to Canada, Ireland and the UK. As before, livestreamers who've received enough Super Hearts (which viewers pa...

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11:23
Researchers create ultrasound needle for internal...

Minimally invasive surgeries are appealing because they typically mean less scar tissue, shorter recovery times and a lower risk of infection. But they have their downsides as well. Getting a good look at the tissue being targeted during a minimally...

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11:06
Tinder is using AI to figure out who you’ll really...

In 2015, Tinder introduced a new feature called the "Super Like." We all know you can swipe right to let a user know you're interested. But if you're really interested, that's where the Super Like comes in. Swiping up meant you Super Liked a person....

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10:58
Craig Federighi says multi-user Face ID support is...

A month ago, we commented on the fact that Face ID seemed like a step backwards from Touch ID when it comes to multi-user support. Now, new comments from Craig Federighi suggest that multi-user access was never even intended for Touch ID.

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10:35
Best Buy is selling two Google Home speakers for the...

Best Buy has a nice two-for-one deal today: Right now, you can get two of Google's voice-activated smart speakers for $130. It's not clear when the deal will end, but it appears to be a daily doorbuster that will likely expire by the end of the day.

While the Google Home hasn't typically budged from its $129 price tag, the smart speaker has seen a lot of discounts lately--in addition to this deal, it's $79 right now on the Google Store. Google's Echo competitor is a great choice for people who are already integrated into Google's ecosystem. (For example, you can use it with Google's Chromecast streaming device to call up Netflix videos via voice commands.) It also works with a number of third-party smart home device makers including...

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10:33
Apple makes available sixth developer betas of iOS...




Three days after the last release, Apple has issued the sixth beta releases of iOS 11.2 in conjunction with the sixth macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta now including a fix for the Root account generation exploit.

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10:08
Apple releases sixth iOS 11.2 and macOS 10.13.2 betas

Apple has released the sixth beta version of iOS 11.2 beta for developers. macOS 10.13.2 beta 6 is also available for testing.

iOS 11.2 will include Apple Pay Cash support in addition to SiriKit for HomePod which was detailed at the end of October. AirPlay 2 was also previously available in beta versions but disappeared in the previous beta when the HomePod delay was announced.

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09:30
Munich court says ParkerVision can further clarify...

ParkerVision — a developer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications — says the Munich court rejected the request by Apple and certain of its subsidiaries that ParkerVision be required to post a bond as required of a non-German entity. 

The court has also informed ParkerVision that it’s invited to provide further clarification regarding certain elements of infringement by Apple following the finalization of this decision. A hearing was held on Nov. 16 in the case, during which both parties were allowed to present arguments regarding the alleged infringement, by Apple, of the German part of European Patent 1 135 853 (“the ‘853 Patent”).   

In 2015 ParkerVision sued Apple, Samsung, LG and Qualcomm, for allegedly infringing upon four wireless networking patents. The ITC complaint asked for an embargo on imports and sales of infringing products, while the lawsuit sought as-yet-unspecified damages. 

For Apple, the...

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 10.5-inch iPad Pro LTE 256GB $...

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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09:17
Spotify runs $99 annual subscription promo to...




Spotify on Friday launched a promotion offering 12 months of Premium streaming for $99 -- a little over $20 less than the music service would normally cost going month-to-month.

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08:30
Gear: Twelve South BookBook, Journal +...

Twelve South still makes some of our all-time favourite iPhone cases, so we were particularly happy to see that the company had iPhone X versions of its entire lineup ready for the iPhone X right on launch day. All of the same cases we’ve come to know are here, from the venerable and unique BookBook ($60) to the elegant Journal ($70) to the more minimalist RelaxedLeather ($50), the latter of which is also now available in a cool and exclusive…

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08:14
How to force-quit troublesome Apple Watch apps in...




Although Apple Watch apps tend to be well-behaved, there is a way of force-quitting unruly ones if they freeze or fail to refresh data. The process is fairly simple.

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08:00
LEGO announces new ARKit based AR Studio app, blends...

LEGO has unveiled its latest app, AR Studio, which uses Apple’s ARKit to bring together a digital and physical LEGO experience.

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07:56
Roundup: The best deals on UHD TVs to pair with your...




If you've recently acquired an Apple TV 4K but cannot take advantage of the higher resolution or HDR content on your current television, it's likely that you're in the market for a new Ultra HD screen. AppleInsider has compiled a list of LED, OLED, and QLED televisions currently on sale that could help improve your viewing experience.

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07:32
HQ Trivia creator says lessons learned from Vine,...

Twice a day, my afternoon and evening are punctuated by an eagerly awaited push notification inviting me to join a growing crowd of fans all over the world playing HQ Trivia, a modern take on the classic TV game show. The brief, fifteen minute games usually end for me with a “savage question” that eliminates my chance of winning a growing cash prize, but leaves me excited to try again tomorrow. The thrill of the game is no accident; it’s all part of the app’s clever design.

9to5Mac asked Rus Yusupov, co-founder of HQ Trivia and the former social network Vine, just what makes the new game so captivating.

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07:19
New Lego AR-Studio app revisits augmented reality,...




Lego is on the verge of rolling out another augmented reality app for iOS, with this one fulfilling ARKit-related promises made at WWDC in conjunction with a few sets -- and more likely to come.

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07:17
25 million businesses now on Instagram, up 9 million...

Instagram has announced that the social media service is being used by 25 million businesses (including us!) as of November. It has seen strong growth over the last few months as business users have increased by 9 million in the last four months.

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06:54
Apple updates Support app with redesigned UI, new...

Jeff Benjamin, 9to5Mac:

On the heels of launching a YouTube channel dedicated to how-to tutorial videos, Apple today pushed a significant version 2.0 update to its Apple Support app for iOS.

The app, which initially launched last November, received a major update back in the spring that allowed users to schedule repairs at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers, and provided broader access to Genius Bar reservations.

Today’s update adds a redesigned user interface, along with a new Discover tab dedicated to learning about your Apple products. In addition, the app also features the ability to search the company’s library of support articles, which can prove useful for finding solutions to specific issues.

Here’s a link to Apple’s official Support app.

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06:29
Fatbits for your table, designed by original Mac...

I’m a big fan of Susan Kare’s work. All it takes is a quick scan of her Wikipedia page or this sample page of some of her Apple icons and you can see the impact she had on the original Mac, an impact that carries on to this day.

Susan is still very active as an artist and designer and has a collection of table linens just perfect for the old-school Mac lover in your life. This is definitely my cup of tea. Take a look.

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06:19
Questionable rumor claims Apple 'considering...




Apple is allegedly considering a new, even cheaper "budget" iPad in 2018, priced around $259 while still retaining a 9.7-inch screen like the current $329 model, but there are reasons to believe it will simply be a price cut rather than new hardware.

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06:18
Elon Musk wins bet, turns on Australian mega-battery...

BBC:

The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had in fact provided some power since Thursday due to demand caused by local hot weather.

South Australia has been crippled by electricity problems in recent times.

As I understand it, the region is a leader in wind-power, but suffers blackouts when wind levels fall too far.

Elon Musk stepped in, said he’d have a 100 Megawatt backup battery built, delivered, installed and working within 100 days or he wouldn’t charge them a penny.

Great story.

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06:15
Rumor: Apple planning an inexpensive iPad for 2018

According to DigiTimes Research, Apple is planning a 9.7-inch iPad for next year that will cost about $259. 

Quoting unnamed “sources from related upstream suppliers,” the research group says that the tablet will be designed to “attract more demand from price-oriented consumers, allowing Apple to maintain its present 10 million-unit tablet shipments a quarter.”

Chances the rumor is true, per the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 50%. The current (non-Pro) iPad starts at $329; I can’t see Apple lowering the price below $299.

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06:04
Alexa, HomePod, and the Apple Watch

From this very thoughtful post by Neil Cybart:

When introduced at WWDC 2017, HomePod was marketed as an iOS accessory that will serve as the best speaker people have ever owned. The $349 price certainly reflects this accessory mindset. While Apple briefly went over how HomePod will be able to serve as a type of smart home hub, it was almost more of an afterthought. At its core, Apple does not think the only function for stationary smart speakers is to pipe digital voice assistants.

And:

I don’t think stationary smart speakers represent the future of computing. Instead, companies are using smart speakers to take advantage of an awkward phase of technology in which there doesn’t seem to be any clear direction as to where things are headed. Consumers are buying cheap smart speakers powered by digital voice assistants without having any strong...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Audeze iSINE 10 In-Ear Headphones

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Audeze iSINE 10 In-Ear Headphones for only $279 with the standard cable, or $319 with the Lightning cable — that’s 20% off the regular price in either case. The iSINE 10 headphones provide innovative design with Fluxor Magnets and 30mm planar magnetic diaphragms so you’ll get precise control and fast response times without distortion, and with the Lightning version you can get 24-bit digital…

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05:57
HEX releases Star Wars iPhone case collection

HEX has released a new collection of cases and wallets for iPhone in collaboration with Star Wars. The next film in the series, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opens Dec. 15.

The cases are made from genuine leather and are debossed in designs incorporating art and characters from the legendary films. Features include genuine leather exteriors, credit card slots, cash pockets, zip closures and custom German polycarbonate phone beds.The cases come in three styles, the Snap Case, the Wallet, and the Zipper Wallet.

They’re available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and the new iPhone X. Prices range from $49.95 to $69.95.

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05:49
AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's new Brooklyn...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil talks about his tour of the new downtown Brooklyn Apple store, and some of the details that make it different than stores of the past, while he and Victor also tackle the root user security bug in macOS High Sierra, and Amazon's efforts in video and voice.

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05:45
macOS market share up, iOS down in November

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS dipped (slightly)  last month. 

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 7.29% of the global market share in November, up from from 6.25% percent in October (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 89.01%.

iOS had 28.88% in November, down from 31.46% in October. This compares to 66.74% for Android, 0.73% for Windows Phone, and 0.37% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.

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05:40
You can get an iPhone X in time for Christmas after...

Want an iPhone X for Christmas? You’re in luck. Shipping estimates for the next gen smartphone have improved, so you can have one under your Christmas tree.

Apple's online store in the U.S. lists a delivery date of Dec. 8, so place your order now. The iPhone X comes in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999.

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05:38
iOS 11 leaves iOS devices more vulnerable to edge-...

Changes to the way that Apple protects encrypted iOS backups leave devices more vulnerable to certain types of attack, says ElcomSoft, a Russian company used by law enforcement agencies and others to access iPhones. However, it only applies if the attacker has physical access to the device and can crack the passcode.

The changes were deliberately introduced as part of iOS 11

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05:31
iPhone X US delivery time now down to one week (it...

Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider:

After a rocky start marked by a quick initial sellout and lingering supply issues, Apple is quickly catching up with iPhone X demand, with current U.S. delivery estimates pegging ship times at six business days.

I just checked and delivery now shows as December 11 (ten days from now). That’s still pretty good, and in plenty of time for gift-giving, if that’s your goal.

Even better, most models are showing available for pickup today. If you live near an Apple Store and an iPhone X is in your near future, check pickup availability for the model you crave. 64GB models are available today at most stores I checked, 256GB available at some, but far fewer.

∞ Read this on The Loop...

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05:00
Hex announces slick official Star Wars iPhone cases...

Hex has today announced a brand new lineup of official Star Wars cases for the iPhone X and 8/8 Plus and 7/7 Plus. The cases are all made from genuine leather and offered in the company’s “Snap” form factor as well as its folio wallet and zipper case styles.

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05:00
Second Apple patent involves an AirPods wireless...

Apple has been granted a second patent (number 20170347182) for the upcoming AirPod case that will work with its AirPod charging system, due in early 2018.

It's rumored that Apple will sell the new AirPod case separately for $69 by the end of 2017. The AirPower is an Apple-designed wireless charging accessory coming in 2018, which offers a generous active charging area that will allow iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X customers to simultaneously charge up to three devices, including Apple Watch Series 3 and the new (optional) wireless charging case for AirPods. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to cost about $200.

The patent involves a case for a portable listening device (AirPods) that includes a rechargeable battery and a first and a second charging system. The first charging system is configured to charge the portable listening device and the second charging system is configured to wirelessly charge a portable electronic device positioned outside...

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04:30
Rowmote Pro turns an iOS device into a trackpad/...

Don’t want to fork out $129 for Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2? Have an iPad or iPhone? Don’t mind having (potentially) the world’s biggest trackpad for use with a desktop Mac? Then check out Rowmote Pro: Remote Control for Mac.

The $4.99 app wirelessly (via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) turns your tablet or smartphone into a trackpad or a virtual keyboard with a plethora of commands. It can also be used as a wireless remote for controlling  iTunes, QuickTime, Keynote, Photo, Preview, Safari, Plex and lots of other apps. 

A single tap switches to the keyboard or trackpad mode. The latter provides true multitouch, so you can scroll with two fingers, right click, drag, pinch to zoom, and swipe with three or four fingers. Rowmote Pro’s proximity sensor support t automatically turns...

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04:23
Happy Hour Podcast 149 | Moving with HomeKit, Apple...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss moving houses with HomeKit accessories, restarting a fitness routine with Apple Watch, Apple and Stanford’s new Apple Heart Study, the brand new Pixelmator Pro Mac app, macOS High Sierra’s terrible root vulnerability and quick fix, and the history of software bugs in recent and not-so-recent years.

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.

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04:00
Why a web browser is the wrong place to save your...

By Jeff Graber

For the average Internet user, security of passwords is often a secondary consideration, right after convenience. Most of us belong to so many different websites requiring passwords that we could never name them all, even if a gun were placed to our heads. 

Clicking that little “yes” button when our web browsers automatically ask us if we want to save our password is almost an automatic reflex reaction for some of us. But this practice is actually the worst possible method for keeping your passwords safe. Using a password management system provides infinitely more protection.

Who else has access to your computer?

 All that it takes to gain access to all of your passwords is a few seconds in front of your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re in the office and walk away for a quick meeting with the boss, a colleague in the next cubicle can simply slip into our seat and access all of your secret information...

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03:56
Global smartphone sales return to growth; Apple up 5...

Gartner predicted last month that global smartphone sales would return to growth next year, and its latest numbers show that this was actually achieved sooner than expected, in Q3 this year.

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 383 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3 percent increase over the same period in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 1, 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

ALiz Inspirations, a company focused on “spreading positive energy through the use of mobile technology,” has launched SendThanks. The free app offers users a combination of expressing gratitude on a global thankful feed as well as the opportunity to send an e-card to anyone through text or email – all within the same app.

macOS Apps/Updates

Recosoft has released ID2Office 2018, the latest version of its InDesign to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Apple Keynote conversion plug-in for Mac and Windows. 

ID2Office converts InDesign files to...

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03:15
FDA approves first EKG reader for Apple Watch

The FDA has just cleared the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch. AliveCor’s KardiaBand electrocardiogram (EKG) reader functions as a sensor that pairs with an app and can detect abnormal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AFib). The user touches the sensor, which snaps into a slot on the watch’s band, to get an EKG reading in 30 seconds. The recording can then be sent to a doctor.

The KardiaBand can then predict and analyze the user’s heart rate based on data from both sick and healthy users.

AliveCor’s CEO Vic Gundotra, formerly of Google, offered the following comments:

“Apple might be able to say ‘oh your heart rate is high’ …but what does that mean? Does that mean you should go to the hospital? And if you go to the hospital what are they going to do? Any doctor will say ‘ok come in, lets get an EKG reading. It’s not possible to diagnose atrial fibrillation without FDA clearance. That is a big, big play.”

Apple has an...

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03:00
Comcast could be readying paid priority lanes should...

After years of promising that it won’t violate the principles of net neutrality, Comcast appears to be gearing up for an instance in which net neutrality laws could be revoked. The company’s stance has changed and while Comcast has stated that it has dropped its promise about not instituting paid prioritization.

The new policy now states that Comcast won’t “discriminate against lawful content” or impose “anti-competitive paid prioritization.” The change in wording suggests that Comcast may offer paid fast lanes to websites or other online services, such as video streaming providers, after the Federal Communications Commission eliminates the net neutrality rules next month.

Should net neutrality rules be eliminated, Comcast would have to decide whether any prioritization deal is anti-competitive before implementing it. FCC chairman Ajit Pac has argued that the Federal Trade Commission and other antitrust bodies would handle regulation in this area. Still, as such,...

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02:33
Apple reportedly planning to release even cheaper 9....

In March this year, Apple introduced a $329 9.7-inch iPad for the first time. Digitimes reports today that the company could go even lower next year, with Apple apparently planning a new 9.7-inch iPad in the $259 price range.

The report says Apple wants to push this even cheaper tablet towards price conscious markets, such as industrial enterprise deployments as well as regular price-sensitive consumers.

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Thursday November 30

19:16
PSA: iPhone X ship times improve to 1 week from...

iPhone X shipping estimates continue to improve rapidly from Apple. Following estimates dropping to 1-2 weeks last week, Apple today has refreshed estimates to show a common delivery date of December 8th, meaning you’ll get your device one week after you order…

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18:53
iPhone X delivery times fall to within one week in US




After a rocky start marked by a quick initial sellout and lingering supply issues, Apple is quickly catching up with iPhone X demand, with current U.S. delivery estimates pegging ship times at six business days.

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16:37
Microsoft officially releases Edge browser for iOS,...

Microsoft today has officially released its Edge browser on iOS. The company first made the app available in beta last month, but it’s now available for everyone who fancies installing a Microsoft browser on their iPhone – but don’t expect iPhone X or iPad optimization.

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16:36
Camera comparison: Apple's iPhone X vs. Samsung...




Both Apple's iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 feature dual-lens rear cameras, but which one takes better photos? AppleInsider puts the two flagship smartphones to the test.

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16:00
Qualcomm files 3 new patent infringement cases...

Apple and Qualcomm’s legal battle continues to escalate. Qualcomm today announced that it is seeking an import ban on select variants of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X – Apple’s latest releases. The company has also filed three additional patent infringement lawsuits against Apple and says the company infringes on 16 patents…

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15:07
AWT News Update: November 30, 2017

A few interesting stories for you on this last day of November:

  • Apple releases yet another macOS update, this one to fix a bug introduced by yesterday's update
  • Taylor Swift fans should be happy to hear that they'll be able to stream the new "reputation" album starting at midnight tonight on Spotify and Apple Music. Yay.
  • Google Maps for iOS was updated today to take advantage of all the screen space on the iPhone X
  • The SiriusXM app for iOS now supports CarPlay, perfect for those who may not have a SiriusXM receiver in their vehicle

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.

Text Version

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14:43
Apple's next NeXT: how buying Beats launched a...




When Apple announced it was acquiring Beats in 2014, lots of critics scoffed and some even suggested the purchase was evidence that Tim Cook was just grasping at straws, with a good measure of racist-tinged denigration of the value of LA-based music firm on the side. Why was the most valuable, competent and profitable tech company on earth prepared to spend $3 billion-- by far the most it had ever paid in an acquisition-- to get Beats?

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14:40
Vine cofounder reveals he’s working on a ‘follow-up...

Vine, the viral six-second video sharing app may be making a return, at least in some fashion. Don Hofmann, Vine cofounder and former CEO, announced in a series of tweets this afternoon that he is beginning work on a “follow-up” to the popular service, which Twitter acquired in 2012 and shut down last summer.

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14:32
Qualcomm brandishes Palm patents against Apple,...




Qualcomm on Wednesday continued its legal assault against Apple with a pair of filings alleging infringement of in-house and purchased patents, including intellectual property developed by defunct portable device maker Palm.

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13:42
Project Redspace imagines an office-car for megacity...

New York is huge. 8.5 million people live in the Big Apple according to 2016 census data. It seems impressive until you realize that there are 15 megacities in China that blow New York away with populations over 10 million. All those humans in one ar...

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13:23
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch has been pushed to next...

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been gearing up for its inaugural launch for quite some time, but multiple delays keep pushing that event later and later. The SpaceX team had most recently been shooting for a launch before the end of this year, but...

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13:17
Designer behind Halide explains why you might enjoy...

Sebastiaan de With, the designer behind Halide has dropped some knowledge today on just how RAW photography works with the iPhone. de With goes into explaining the advantages, and disadvantages, that come with RAW photography and why they matter.

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13:01
Wirecutter's best deals: Save $70 on a Dell 27-...

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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12:59
SiriusXM comes to Apple CarPlay for easier control




Satellite radio service SiriusXM has updated its iOS app with support for CarPlay, offering an alternative to native dash interfaces, aftermarket receivers, or simply mounting an iPhone.

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12:47
Google Maps for iOS gets update with iPhone X support

Google has today released an update to is iOS Maps app that brings iPhone X support.

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12:42
Google caters to the DIY crowd with an AI camera kit...

Google created its AIY Projects initiative -- "artificial intelligence yourself" -- to encourage developers and DIY enthusiasts to learn about artificial intelligence. The first project in the series, the ready-to-assemble Raspberry Pi-based AIY Voic...

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12:41
Google Maps app updated to fill iPhone X edge-to-...




One of the most popular applications on the iOS App Store now takes advantage of the edge-to-edge OLED display on the iPhone X, as Google Maps has been updated to accommodate Apple's flagship handset.

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12:26
Taylor Swift's 'reputation' arrives...




Taylor Swift's new album "reputation" has appeared on Apple Music and Spotify internationally, nearly three weeks after release -- with a U.S. release likely imminent.

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12:25
Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album rolling out on...

Three weeks after hitting iTunes, Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation is starting to roll out on Apple Music. The Verge notes that both Apple Music and Spotify subscribers across the globe are already seeing the album appear on streaming services.

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12:21
Marriott wants guests to save and share their shower...

Who doesn't get their best ideas in the middle of a shower? The Marriott hotel chain is piloting a new addition to customer rooms that lets them jot down notes on their shower door -- which can be digitally recorded and sent to guests later.

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12:03
Best Buy claims Google Home Max will be on sale...

The Google Home Mini might be 40 percent off right now, but if you'd rather have a Google smart speaker with a little more oomph you might not have to wait much longer. Mountain View's self-calibrating Home Max will be released on December 11th accor...

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11:41
David Fincher's 'Mindhunter' will...

David Fincher's first show for Netflix may have run into serious trouble, but his second is faring better. The streaming service has renewed the serial killer drama Mindhunter (which is also produced by Charlize Theron) for a second season less than...

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11:34
Today's Deal: CloudApp Team Plan Lifetime...

CloudApp is used by over 2 million professionals to capture, annotate and share anything -- screenshots, GIFs, video recordings, and so on. It integrates with Slack, HipChat, KIRA, Zendesk, Github, and literally hundreds of other services to become part of your workflow. Well, now you can get. your team started with CloudApp with this lifetime subscription to the service for only $29.99! The CloudApp Team Plan Lifetime Subscription includes two seats, and is a great introduction to this powerful collaboration tool.

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11:24
Stream 61 hours of Orson Welles’ classic 1930s radio...

Most people only know of Orson Welles from his movies – Citizen Kane is arguably the greatest film of all time – but he started as a director of groundbreaking stage plays and radio dramas.

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11:23
First look: Apple's downtown Brooklyn store has...




New York City is not known for its peace and quiet, and downtown Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal offers plenty of commotion both above and below ground. It's for that reason that Apple's latest flagship retail store was designed to minimize those distractions, with custom made floors and ceilings that dampen street noise and even cut down on ground vibrations.

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11:22
Stanford begins irregular heartbeat research using...

Back in September, Apple announced improvements for the heart monitoring features of its Watch. Specifically, Apple wanted the Watch to be able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), or irregular heartbeats, in its users, which often has no symptoms a...

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11:04
Essential Phone joins the portrait mode photo party

The Essential Phone's camera was one of its bigger weak spots at launch. A few months (and a handful of updates) later and things have gotten better. The latest patch adds a portrait mode along with an exposure compensation control. As Android Police...

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10:59
Apple COO Jeff Williams on Apple Watch heart study...

Apple is continuing along a path that will take them to the Apple Watch becoming the preferred device for health monitoring.

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10:42
Control Hulu with your voice on Amazon's Fire...

Back in September, Amazon announced that its Video Skills Kit would open the doors to Alexa support for third-party video apps. Now, Hulu has announced that the video streaming app now works with Alexa voice commands.

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10:40
High Sierra Root Login Bug Was Mentioned on Apple...

John Gruber, reporting for DaringFireball: It's natural to speculate how a bug as egregious as the now-fixed High Sierra root login bug could escape notice for so long. It seems to have been there ever since High Sierra 10.3.0 shipped on September 25, and may have existed in the betas through the summer. One explanation is that logging in with the username "root" and a blank password is so bizarre that it's the sort of thing no one would think to try. More insidious though, is the notion that it might not have escaped notice prior to its widespread publicization yesterday -- but that the people who had heretofore discovered it kept it to themselves. This exploit was in fact posted to Apple's own support forums on November 13. It's a bizarre thread. The thread started back on June 8 when a user ran into a problem after installing the WWDC developer beta of High Sierra.

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10:21
Qualcomm hopes to ban Apple's iPhone X sales...

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is even hotter than you might have thought -- so hot they were suing each other on the same day. While Apple was busy suing Qualcomm over Snapdragon chips on November 29th, Qualcomm was filing its own laws...

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10:14
SiriusXM Radio for iOS now works with Apple CarPlay

SiriusXM Radio has released an update today to its iOS app with the major new feature being CarPlay support.

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10:10
With new EKG monitor and Heart Study app, Apple...

We’ve all heard stories about how Apple Watch has helped people lose weight and get in shape, but two new initiatives could turn it into an essential, life-saving tool.

Back when Apple Watch Series 3 was announced in September, COO Jeff Williams talked about a new joint study with Stanford Medicine that will use Apple Watch to detect arrhythmia, or irregular heart rhythms, and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib). Now Apple is ready to open it up to the public via the Apple Heart Study app.

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10:07
The iPhone Upgrade Program: A Year in Review

After one full cycle of living with Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, Josh Centers shares what he loves and hates about the service.

 

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10:00
Review: Etymotic mk5 Isolator In-Ear Headphones

We often talk about the importance of isolation with IEMs. Usually, we talk about how we experiment with ear tips and fiddle with positioning of our IEMs to get a "good seal," and how it's important to hear the full frequency response range of a headphone and block outside noise. But there's more to it than that — good isolation allows you to listen to music at lower volumes and protect your hearing. Etymotic is one of very few companies that is as focused on protecting hearing as it is on making quality earphones. Today we're trying one of their entry level models — the Mk5 Isolator IEMs. Not only do they live up to their name, they also sound way better than they should for under $65.{/exp:char_limit}
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10:00
The best TVs and media streamers to give as gifts

Unless the person on your list already owns a smart TV, media streamers are almost fool-proof as far as gift ideas go, and they're reasonably affordable too. We put several in our holiday gift guide, including the Apple TV 4K at the high end and the...

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09:54
iPhone 2018 rumors: Apple is working on its own...

Updated 11/30/17: Apple is said to be developing its own power management chips, which may start appearing in iOS devices in 2018.

It’s not enough that the new iPhone X is only a month or so old; rumors about next year’s iPhone are already starting to fly. We’ll keep track of what’s been said and what seems fesible in this article so you can keep up with the latest iPhone gossip.

What’s the latest?

A report in Nikkei Asian Review claims that Apple is working on its own power management chips for iOS devices, which it will start integrating into iOS devices in 2018. 

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09:51
FiftyThree launches overhauled Paper sketching app,...

Paper by FiftyThree has long been one of the most approachable sketching apps on iPad and iPhone, and version 4.0 is a major update that further enhances the experience. The makers of Paper are also launching a brand new app today called Paste. Available for both iPhone and iPad, this new app is built for teams and enables collaborative presentation building.

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09:48
Lowest prices anywhere: Top of the line 15"...




Cyber Week deals continue with exclusive discounts on Apple's current 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Save $200 on a premium 13" Touch Bar with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage -- or take advantage of $250 off the 1TB 15" MBP with a Radeon 560. Apple's upgraded 27" iMac 5K is also $2,179 with coupon.

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09:38
Toyota's FT-AC concept is an Instagram-ready...

If you've ever thought, "I'd really like to be able to record all my drives both on-road and off," the Toyota FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept)crossover is the vehicle for you. With detachable infrared cameras on the side mirrors that record yo...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ MacBook Air 256GB $920,...

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09:27
Apple Pushes Updates to Block the Root Vulnerability...

Less than 24 hours after the news about the root vulnerability bug broke on Twitter, Apple has pushed Security Update 2017-001 to address it on all Macs running macOS 10.13 High Sierra. If it hasn’t already installed itself on your Macs, we recommend installing it immediately.

 

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09:19
Congressman receives death threat over net neutrality

The FCC is set to vote on its plan to remove net neutrality protections on December 14th and as that day gets closer, things are getting heated. A 28-year-old Syracuse man is now facing federal charges for a call he allegedly made to Representative J...

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09:17
Apple Pay expands with dozens of US banks &...




Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with close to 40 more U.S. institutions. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, the platform now has more card options for existing banks.

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09:07
CARROT Weather app update brings all new UI,...

CARROT Weather has released a new update today that includes some major changes for its Apple Watch app along with some new features for iPhone and iPad.

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09:00
Google lets developers find 3D assets without...

Google recently unveiled Poly to give VR and AR developers an easy way to find 3D assets for their virtual worlds. Now, it has introduced Poly API to help developers work with and discover those assets directly in virtual reality. "It's just so much...

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08:52
Microsoft's Edge browser for iOS exits preview...




Microsoft released its Edge mobile web browser for iOS on Thursday following a brief preview period, with the new browser aiming to provide Windows 10 users a 'continuous browsing experience' between their desktop and their iPhone or iPad.

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08:46
News: Apple releases Heart Study app

Apple has released it’s own Heart Study app for the iPhone and Apple Watch as part of a ResearchKit study to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and potentially serious heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. The app forms part of a new study being done in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, and while it’s not the first heart study to be done using Apple’s technology — a similar study was conducted earlier this year…

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