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Wednesday September 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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07:42
∞ Why the Mona Lisa is so famous

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

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07:41
SpamSieve 2.9.25

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

 

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07:31
Apple may build 75 million iPhones this year

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

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

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

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

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07:25
Kantar: Apple still leads in smartwatch sales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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07:15
60+ new features in macOS Sierra

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

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

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

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07:10
∞ iPhone scratches and aging gracefully

Thomas Ricker, writing for The Verge:

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

He also quotes from...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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06:35
John Gruber on the iPhone and iconic design

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

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

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

At its core:

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

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

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

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

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

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06:00
Six Colors macOS Sierra review

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

One tiny nit, concerning Siri:

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

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

And:

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

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones

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

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

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05:46
Tumblr brings Live Photos to the web

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

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

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

Also interesting:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pages update also allows...

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

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

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04:30
How to remove your Apple Watch band

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

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

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

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

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

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

He used a simple but ingenious method to obtain them …

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

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

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

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

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03:42
macOS Server 5.2

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

 

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

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

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Tuesday September 20

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

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

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22:06
Google finally launches its Allo messaging app

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

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

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21:41
KeyCue 8.2

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Hear's to you, bud!

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

BeSound

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

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18:15
Apple Patents a Paper Bag

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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17:32
iBooks Author 2.5

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

 

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

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

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16:54
Design as Branding

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

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

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

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

There is a large contingent of pundits who...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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15:48
AWT News Update: September 20, 2016

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

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

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

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below.

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 20, 2016. Sure enough,...

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

From Apple’s email this afternoon:

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

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

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

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

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15:40
macOS Sierra Is Now Available For Download

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


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15:28
Time's Life VR immerses you in documentaries

There's a certain detachment to watching a conventional documentary. You may understand and appreciate what you're seeing, but you'll never quite get a sense of what it was like to be there. Time, however, believes it can do better. It's launching a...

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15:02
IBM and MIT team up to help AI see and hear like...

Autonomous robots and other AI systems still don't do a great job of understanding the world around them, but IBM and MIT think they can do better. They've begun a "multi-year" partnership that aims to improve AI's ability to interpret sight and soun...

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15:00
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt now works with Apple...

Here's a bit of good news for those who are trying to use iOS 10's new Home app to create a Siri-controlled home. Lock and hardware manufacturer Schlage today released an update to its Schlage Sense app that allows the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt lock to work with the Home app. iOS users get push notifications when their deadbolt is locked and unlocked, making it easier to keep an eye on home security.

The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt will now let you "talk to unlock" when you're within Bluetooth range of the lock, or users can tap the touchscreen numeric pad to enter a code if they're outside without a key or iPhone.

Lock activity can be monitored if you want to know when the door has been locked or unlocked, and a built-in alarm senses door attacks.

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14:52
Apple is moving its iTunes business to Ireland

iTunes S.à r.l., Apple’s Luxembourg holding company,  will complete its merger with Apple Distribution International in Cork, Ireland, on Sept. 25, and will relocate its business from Luxembourg to Cork in early 2017. The distribution center facilitates operations for the call center, sales, manufacturing, service and OEM management for products sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

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

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14:45
Samsung's replacement Galaxy Note 7s will be in...

More than 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones have landed in the United States and been shipped to stores across the country, meaning anyone in need of a non-explosive device can get one tomorrow, September 21st, just as Samsung planned. Samsung...

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14:41
The new iPhone 7 costs more to make than previous...

IHS Makit estimates that a 32GB iPhone 7 requires $219.80 in bill of materials costs. The firm's preliminary analysis further reasons an additional $5 basic manufacturing cost, bringing the total cost to produce the above-mentioned configuration to $224.80 (that’s an unsubsidized retail price of $649). 

Compared to IHS’s 6s examination, this total is $36.89 higher per unit. The research group hasn’t yet completed its teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus.

With the component strategy modified, improved capabilities, doubled storage capacity across the iPhone lineup and competition from other makers, the increase in bill of materials appears to represent a natural progression of the cost of doing business within a demanding smartphone market,” notes Seeking Alpha (www.seekingalpha.com).

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14:35
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 20, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Deal has released Time Out 2.1, an update to their break reminder app for macOS. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax. 

Today is also the 25th anniversary of founding Dejal. To celebrate this and the release of Time Out 2.1, Dejal is offering a special discount coupon code on all Mac apps sold directly from their site.

Time Out 2.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and...

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14:31
DoT Refreshes Rule Book to Include Self-Driving Cars


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Tuesday introduced new federal guidelines for the emerging highly automated vehicle industry -- including self-driving and semi-autonomous vehicles -- creating a framework that will help drive one of the most important new sectors in the national economy. Foxx, joined by Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, outlined the framework that will form new federal regulations to govern how the self-driving industry goes forward.

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14:30
Amazon algorithms don't usually get you the...

Have you noticed that Amazon's searches and recommendations tend to steer you toward its own products and partners, rather than whatever happens to be the best deal? You're not alone. ProPublica has conducted research showing that Amazon's algorithms...

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14:21
Canon makes big strides with its fast-focusing...

Canon's 24.2-megapixel M5 is its best mirrorless camera yet, but is that enough? The company is playing to its strengths by giving the new model classic Canon DSLR-like styling and, finally, a 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder. It's also got a n...

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14:20
Inside macOS Sierra: Siri on the desktop

Heralded at the 2016 WWDC, Apple has brought its Siri voice assistant technology to MacOS Sierra, which even in its first incarnation on the desktop brings a wealth of possibilities for workflow expansion and knowledge navigation.

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14:12
Apple spends an estimated $225 on iPhone 7 hardware...

Though Apple CEO Tim Cook famously dismissed bill of material estimates from supply chain "guesstimators," market research firms continue to pump out calculations, with the latest figures claiming Apple spends a total of $224.80 on iPhone 7 hardware.

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14:06
Hackers were able to remotely control a moving Tesla...

A team of researchers from China's Keen Security Lab were able to remotely hack into a Tesla Model S by exploiting the vehicle's in-car web browser. While the Keen group worked closely with Tesla's own security team to fix the vulnerability before it...

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13:53
Tumblr launches support for Apple’s Live Photos on...

Apple’s Live Photos were introduced with the iPhone 6s last year and have slowly made their way to third-party apps and services. One area that has lagged in support for Live Photos, however, is the web. This is primarily due to the fact that Apple doesn’t offer a first-hand solution for adding Live Photos to websites. Tumblr, however, has taken a roundabout approach to supporting the feature and is rolling it out today.

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13:46
Firefox adds a 'Narrate' mode to take your...

Mozilla's latest Firefox adds a couple new and refined features intended to improve the time you spend reading online. While Firefox released an ad-stripping, layout-simplifying Reader Mode way back in 2012, the newest release brings a new "Narrate"...

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13:40
Keynote, Pages, and Numbers now support real-time...

Along with the official release of macOS Sierra, Apple on Tuesday released major updates to its iWork apps, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. The main feature included in the update is real-time collaboration, which allows for multiple users to work together on a document, presentation, or spreadsheet.

According to the release notes, multiple users can edit a file at the same time, through the iWork app on the Mac or iOS device, and through iWork for iCloud for PC users. You can see the participant’s cursor as edits are happening, and you can see who else is working on the file.

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13:32
BBEdit 11.6.2

Adds compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.0 MB)

 

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13:28
Hillary Clinton email operator may have asked Reddit...

When you're involved with a highly sensitive (and possibly illegal) IT operation, it's generally a bad idea to post on social networks about it... and one man is learning that the hard way. Reddit users on a pro-Donald Trump subreddit have discovered...

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13:19
Music industry heads towards recovery on streaming...

U.S. music sales grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, largely on the back of streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, according to industry data published on Tuesday.

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13:11
Paid streaming services provide a big boost to the...

Streaming continues to play a bigger role in music industry revenue and now it's starting to provide some real help offsetting declining album sales in the US. In its mid-year report, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reports that...

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12:58
$649 iPhone 7 estimated to cost Apple ~$220, here’s...

According to a new report by IHS, Apple’s component costs for the iPhone 7 have risen compared to the previous iPhone. This means you are technically getting more bang for your buck when you buy an iPhone. But don’t fear, Apple is still making a tidy margin higher than the industry average.

The report says Apple’s bill of materials for a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 with the base 32GB storage is $220.80. Apple sells this iPhone 7 for $649 at retail so there’s plenty of room for Apple to make money. Full breakdown of component costs after the break …

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12:49
iWork updates add real-time collaboration

In addition to the availability of Safari 10.0 and macOS Sierra today, Apple also updated the iWork suite of apps -- Keynote, Numbers, and Pages -- to version 6.0. The updates were hinted about during the September 9 keynote, when the real-time collaboration feature for iWork was briefly discussed. The iOS and iCloud.com versions of the apps have already received the collaboration update; today's update makes the feature universal.

Real-time collaboration is still a beta feature, but in testing with up to 15 other people playing with a document, we found that it works well and is very quick. 

Apple also updated iBooks...

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12:46
Andrea Electronics sues Apple for patent infringement

Another day, another lawsuit. Andrea Electronics, which sells PureAudio Pro Recorder and Live Recorder apps for iOS devices is suing Apple on five counts of patent infringement relating to noise cancellation technology, reports Patently Apple.

They claim that "infringing products made and sold by Apple, include but are not limited to, desktop computers, all-in-one computers, notebook/laptop computers, tablets, smart phones, headsets, headphones, earbuds, and wearables, are widely advertised.

Andrea Electronics makes product solutions that “optimize the performance of voice driven applications such as Speech Recognition, VoIP, Video Conferencing, Computer Gaming, In-Car Computing and Mobile Recording among others.”

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12:41
Dark Sky's hyperlocal weather app is now...

Four-year-old mobile weather app Dark Sky is mostly known for two things: its beautifully rendered radar maps and startlingly accurate hyperlocal weather predictions. The latter was Dark Sky's killer feature by far, and used your smartphone's GPS to...

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12:38
Inside iOS 10: Mail & Notes switch to triple-...

Owners of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro can take better advantage of their screen space in iOS 10, thanks to new versions of Apple's Mail and Notes apps that include three panes in landscape mode instead of the two present on other iPads.

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12:24
Lenovo's sketch-ready Yoga Book ships on...

When we first got our hands on Lenovo's Yoga Book tablet, we found it to be more than just a Microsoft Surface imitator. The freeform touch field might make typing a bit to get used to, but it's the ease of drawing on stylus or pen that makes it uniq...

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12:03
Check iPhone 7 and 7 Plus availability at Apple...

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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12:02
Google brings natural language search to Drive

Starting today, Google Drive features Natural Language Processing to make it even easier to find that buried spreadsheet or long-lost docs. Taking a page from its Google Assistant playbook, the search box in Drive now allows for easy, human-oriented...

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11:46
Apple Pay adds support for 30+ more banks &...

Apple today continued its rollout of Apple Pay with support for over thirty more banks and credit unions in the United States. Head below for the full list.

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11:42
WatchESPN's live and on-demand streaming...

Rejoice, sports and console gaming fans: ESPN's self-titled streaming app WatchESPN is now available on the PlayStation 4. According to the network, subscribers can now access ESPN's live and on-demand content on every major streaming device, and non...

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11:40
It Took a Couple Decades, But the Music Business...

According to latest number from RIAA, music sales in the first half of the year were up 8.4 percent, to $3.4 billion -- the best performance the music industry has seen since its peak days back in the CD era. Recode adds: That boom is fueled entirely by the growth of paid subscription services. This year's numbers include Apple Music, which didn't exist a year ago but has 17 million worldwide subscribers today, as well as Spotify, which has been growing faster than Apple and has 40 million global subs. Digital downloads via stores like iTunes, meanwhile, are falling behind. Those sales dropped 17 percent to $1 billion. And some people still buy CDs, but soon that business will be a footnote: Those sales dropped 14 percent and now make up just 20 percent of U.S. sales. All good, right? Not according to Cary Sherman, who runs the RIAA, the labels' American trade group. He has a Medium post complaining that YouTube doesn't pay enough for all the music it streams, almost all of which...

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11:37
Congress to Bureaucrats: Trust No One


Congress earlier this month lowered the hammer on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in a report on the massive data breach that resulted in the theft of 4.2 million former and current government employees' personnel files, as well as 21.5 million individuals' security clearance information, including fingerprints associated with 5.6 million of them. "The lax state of OPM's information security left the agency's information systems exposed for any experienced hacker to infiltrate and compromise," notes the report.

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11:27
Instagram's 'Save Draft' feature is...

Unlike Snapchat's unpolished zaniness, Instagram's tools and tone skewed users to share more curated photos. But since it didn't save your photos midway through adding the right filters or effects, folks must either entirely edit and share a photo or...

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11:18
Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

I’ve been a Walk Leader for several years and have always had a lot of fun. I love the idea that thousands of my fellow photographers of all levels of ability and experience are all shooting on the same day. Check the web site to see if there is a walk in your area and, if not, apply to be a Walk Leader and create your own walk. It’s easy to do and there are prizes available for both leaders and shooters. Plus, it’s for a good cause.

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11:14
Teardown finds DAC chips in Apple's Lightning...

As anticipated, a teardown of Apple's Lightning EarPods and Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter -- both included with the iPhone 7 -- has discovered small digital-to-analog converter chips, though their exact supplier remains a mystery.

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11:13
The meaningful changes in macOS Sierra

Very few of the additions to macOS Sierra will make a lot of difference to me except for the better “universality” of the Mac with my iOS devices. Looking forward to testing that out.

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11:11
Google Photos improves sharing and builds up movie...

Sharing photos is probably one of the things you do most often from your smartphone. Yet it can be a clunky process, particularly if you’re doing so across platforms or have large images and videos that can take forever to transfer.

Google Photos is trying to fix those problems, while of course making the service even more appealing to you.

The best feature comes to those who are sending pictures from one Google Photos user to another. You’ll get a ping to import the pictures right into the app, so you don’t have to mess with MMS or other third-party sharing options. While Apple’s AirDrop is convenient for iOS and Mac users, you’re stuck with other methods if you’re trying to transfer...

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11:07
Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: Wired networking,...

While early AppleInsider tests have found Sierra to be a solid update for Mac users, every new software release has trials and tribulations for users to work through. Here are the first few that we've run into, and some possible solutions.

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11:03
Nike and EA bring back 1994 with 16-bit soccer shoes

Every year since 1994, EA Sports has added a new game to its FIFA video game line-up. Next week marks the release of FIFA 17, its 24th instalment, and to celebrate, the company has teamed up with Nike to create a limited edition Mercurial Superfly cl...

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10:58
Explaining Sierra’s “Optimized Storage”

“Optimized Storage” sounds like another one of those things that would be great – in theory. But, in practice, I’d be very careful about using it.

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10:48
macOS Sierra now available for free

Apple® today announced that macOS™ Sierra, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update. macOS Sierra brings Siri® to the Mac® with intelligent and helpful features users know and love from iPhone® and iPad®, along with all-new capabilities designed specifically for use on the desktop. Features like Universal Clipboard, iCloud® Desktop and Documents, Auto Unlock and Apple Pay® on the web help your Mac work even better with other Apple devices. And Photos gets an update with a new Memories feature that automatically creates curated collections of your favorite photos and videos.

I’ve been using Sierra since mid-summer and it’s been very solid, and improving over time. This is a great update for macOS.

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10:44
How 7 famous movie special effects sequences were...

I love these behind the scenes secrets of film productions.

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10:42
ABC signs Facebook deal to livestream 2016...

When ABC started experimenting with online streaming of the Democratic and Republican national conventions on Facebook this summer, they got a whopping 28 million video views. Whether that was an influx of cord-cutters or just a hungry public that do...

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10:37
Apple updates iWork for Mac, adding real-time...

Alongside Tuesday's release of macOS 10.12 Sierra, Apple also issued an update for its iWork trio of apps for Mac, adding real-time collaboration with users on iPhone, iPad, and iCloud.com.

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10:35
It’s heeeere! macOS Sierra is now available for...

Apple has released a finished version of macOS X Sierra. It’s a free download at the Mac App Store. Sierra requires a 2009 iMac, 2009 MacBook, 2010 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or Mac Pro.

Siri is now on the Mac. Users can look up information, find documents, pin or drag and drop search results, and even adjust system preferences. Integration with iCloud makes everything from your Desktop and Documents folder available on your iPhone and iPad so you always have access to the files you need. 

The new Universal Clipboard feature allows you to copy content, including text, images, photos and video from one Apple device and paste it in another. Apple Pay comes to the Mac in Sierra so it’s even easier to shop securely and privately online, according to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering (who, in my humble opinion, is Apple’s best presenter at these events). 

Accessible from the Dock, menu bar or keyboard, Siri lets you use...

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10:33
Apple Music and Spotify help music business'...

After almost two decades of decline caused by piracy and falling prices, the music business is enjoying a fragile recovery thanks to the growth of paid streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.

Retail spending on recorded music grew 8.1%  to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, according to a draft midyear report from the Recording Industry Association of America that was obtained by Bloomberg News. That means the U.S. industry is on pace to expand for the second straight year -- the first back-to-back growth since 1998-1999.

“We’re starting to see on-demand music streaming as no longer a thing that hipster college kids and young people do,’’Larry Miller, a former industry executive who now teaches music business at New York...

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