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Friday November 25

05:00
Black Friday Round Up: Where to go for Mac savings...

Thanksgiving is over and the Black Friday deals are about to begin at both online and back and mortar outfits. Assorted retail stores like Target, Best Buy and Walmart began opening their doors last night and the following list of deals can be found for assorted Apple devices:

Where there iPad Pro is concerned, Target is offering the best deals, dropping the price by $150.99. With the discount, the entry-level 32GB Wi-Fi only iPad Pro model is available for $449.

For the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, MacMall is offering the following prices:

– Wi-Fi + Cellular/128GB/Silver for $887, down from $,1029 ($142 off)
– Wi-Fi + Cellular/128GB/Space Gray for $887, down from $1,029 ($142 off)
– Wi-Fi/32GB/Space Gray for $675, down from $799 ($124 off)
– Wi-Fi/128GB/...

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04:55
Rumor: Apple developing a 10.5-inch iPad for release...

There may be quite a bit happening to the iPad come 2017.

Apple is now rumored to be developing products in the form of a 7.9-inch iPad mini, a 9.7-inch iPad Air and iPad Pro, and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The 10.5-inch would apparently slot in between those tiers targeting enterprise, education and other sectors. iPad updates are ‘due’ with all models being more than a year old by next March.

The new 10.5-inch iPad is thought to begin production as soon as December. This means new iPads could be officially unveiled as soon as January although a March event is probably more likely given Apple’s typical product launch patterns.

It’s also thought that the 2017 iPad Pro updates would incorporate an Apple A10X CPU, which is a faster iteration of the processor found...

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03:49
Apple’s Black Friday page now live in USA: offers...

Apple’s Black Friday page went live yesterday on the Australian and New Zealand websites as time-zone differences always put them at the head of the queue, and exactly the same deals have now gone live in the USA and elsewhere.

It was clear from the Australian dollar values what the U.S. deals were going to be, and our converted values have now been confirmed.

After checking them out below, you’ll want to check our roundup of the Best Apple Black Friday Deals and up-to-the-second Black Friday deals at 9to5toys.com (rss, Twitter/Facebook) as you can do much better … 

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03:30
PSA: Apple’s holiday return policy takes the risk...

If you’re planning on buying an Apple product for someone as a gift – or want to have an extended test-drive yourself before deciding whether or not to keep something – you can safely do so knowing that Apple’s extended Holiday Return Policy is now in effect.

Instead of the usual 14-day window to return unwanted items, you can now return them for a full refund anytime up to 8th January.

Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between November 10, 2016 and December 25, 2016, may be returned through January 8, 2017. Please note that all other terms and conditions provided in the Apple Online Store Sales and Refunds Policy are still applicable with respect to such items purchased. All purchases made after December 25, 2016 are subject to the Standard Return Policy.

There are a few exceptions …

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03:08
Faraday Future delays EV production plant in Nevada

Construction on Faraday Future's Nevada EV manufacturing plant has stopped, putting projected electric car delivery dates at risk, according to the Financial Times. The Chinese company, backed by electronic giant LeEco, is overdue on millions of doll...

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01:30
Blu's Vivo 6 comes to the UK for £185 on Black...

US phone maker Blu (Bold Like Us) has produced a number of feature-rich yet affordable Android handsets over the years, but the company hasn't really made a name for itself in Europe. Now it's looking to do something about it. With Motorola and Wiley...

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01:13
NASA says the ISS' inflatable module is doing...

It's been almost six months since the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was attached to the ISS, and NASA now has some early data to share. According to BEAM Manager Steve Munday, it's been doing well and performing as expected after the inst...

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01:00
Black Friday's here, and we have deals you...

Black Friday -- the day when everything is on sale for pre-holiday shopping. Of course, in the world of the Internet we also have Cyber Monday...but that's three days away. So what do we have for you in the Apple World Today Deals Shop? How about an outstanding deal on the Acesori 5-piece iPhone Camera Lens Kit! Normally retailing for $49.99, we usually sell it for $14.99. Today only, you can get it for just $9.99.

Three lenses are included - fisheye, wide angle and macro...

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Thursday November 24

23:04
HitFilm's VFX software now supports 8K and 360-...

Earlier this year, we brought you the story of FXHome, a British software company that builds VFX software for the YouTube generation. Now, the outfit is updating its paid-for tier, HitFilm Pro, for 2017 with a new series of tools, including support...

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20:59
Killer Deals: 38mm Apple Watch for $170, 42mm Apple...




One more Apple Black Friday deal has just landed, offering a handful of Apple Watch Series 1 models for under $200 with no tax outside NY, includeing 38mm Apple Watch Sport models for $169.95 and 42mm Apple Watch Sport models for $189.95. Additionally, save between $220 and $550 on the more premium stainless steel family of Apple Watches with prices starting at just $329.

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20:59
Exotic bird inspires cheaper light-based camouflage...

Colors usually come from pigments or dyes, but are also created when light is refracted and reflected by microscopic structures. Those iridescent hues, known as "structural coloration," are often seen in nature on bird or butterfly wings. While durab...

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19:49
Apple doles out gift cards for Black Friday sales...




Marking Apple's return to Black Friday sales bonanza festivities, the company has chosen to dole out gift cards alongside eligible product purchases, offering customers in Australia Apple Gift Cards worth up to A$200.

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18:46
Pixel-rich VR display eliminates the 'screen...

The problem with using smartphones to power VR headsets is simply that their screens weren't made for displaying virtual reality. Smartphone displays, although often high-resolution, just don't have the refresh rate that VR demands, leading to "scree...

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17:09
Mars probe crashed because it misjudged where the...

The European Space Agency believes that it knows what caused its Schiaparelli lander to crash on the surface of Mars. It turns out that the spacecraft was hurtling towards the ground perfectly well until it, uh, forgot where the ground actually was....

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14:56
Plex's machine learning tech auto-tags photos...

Plex has made it easier for premium users to organize their photos and to unearth specific snapshots from their massive collections. The service now auto-tags photos based on what its new machine learning technology sees. If the tech detects a dog in...

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14:47
Behind Apple’s new “Frankenstein” holiday ad

The pedant in me wants to remind everyone that “Frankenstein” was the creator’s name. The monster didn’t have a name. Don’t worry – I’ll see myself out.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:15
Lowest Price Ever: LG 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS...




While they last, AppleInsider readers can use an exclusive coupon to grab the lowest price ever on LG's 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with Thunderbolt (model 34UM95-P) from B&H Photo at $549.00 with no sales tax when shipped outside NY.

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13:14
Tip of the Day: Showing Holiday Memories in iOS 10...

If you’ve got a few years of photos available on your iPhone, the new Memories feature in the iOS 10 Photos app can be a great way to go back and relive significant events from past years. Photos will go back and automatically scan through your photo collection for groupings of photos by people and places and put them in collections, and Apple has even put the intelligence in place to figure out holidays — based on your home country — and…

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13:13
∞ Flight of the starlings

I love watching these videos and would love to see this in person.

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13:12
Reddit CEO confesses to editing comments that...

Like a lot of forums, the moderators at Reddit have the freedom to ban or allow whatever post or account they deem unsuitable. But Reddit CEO Steve Huffman went a step beyond that recently when he directly meddled with comments that were critical of...

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12:49
Revealed: The MacBook Pro 2016's soldered-on...

There’s some help for the MacBook Pro’s non-removable, non-upgradable, soldered-on SSD. According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple has a tool for pulling data off the drive in case of emergency.

The 2016 MacBook Pro is even harder to repair than its predecessor. An iFixIt teardown revealed that the SSD is soldered onto the laptop’s logic board, along with the RAM and the CPU. Even the battery is glued on.

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12:05
The Navy's $4 billion stealth destroyer has...

The US Navy hasn't exactly been having the best of luck with its pricey new ship. Only weeks after it was officially commissioned the USS Zumwalt, the Navy's new $4.4 billion destroyer has already been put out of action.

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11:02
Apple Releases macOS 10.12 Sierra Open Source Darwin...

An anonymous reader writes:Apple has released the open source Darwin code for macOS 10.12 Sierra. The code, located on Apple's open source website, can be accessed via direct link now, although it doesn't yet appear on the site's home page. The release builds on a long-standing library of open source code that dates all the way back to OS X 10.0. There, you'll also find the Open Source Reference Library, developer tools, along with iOS and OS X Server resources. The lowest layers of macOS, including the kernel, BSD portions, and drivers are based mainly on open source technologies, collectively called Darwin. As such, Apple provides download links to the latest versions of these technologies for the open source community to learn and to use.


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10:58
Apple has a special tool to help customers recover...

The non-removable nature of the SSDs in the new MBPs is a huge pain for tinkerers and those who have issues but it’s good Apple is at least looking for ways to make it a bit less so.

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10:49
Five handy MacBook Pro (Late 2016) accessories that...

2016 USB-C MacBook Pro accessories may be few and far between at this early stage in the game, but there are a few gems out there that can make your life easier. Here’s a look at five different MacBook Pro accessories that I’m currently enjoying. more…

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10:00
Target offering 15 percent off all Apple products......

Planning to buy some Apple gear during the next week? Don't blow all of your hard-earned money at another store on Black Friday -- instead, wait until Sunday (November 27) and Cyber Monday (November 28) and head to either your local Target store or Target.com. The retailer has announced a special 15 percent discount on all Apple products during those two days, including the iPhone and Apple Watch. 

There's no need to clip a coupon or memorize a promo code; the 15 percent discount will be taken off of your bill automatically at checkout. Target has also announced similar savings on other tech gear, including Samsung SmartTVs and the Xbox One. Check out the company's press release for details on what's available and when. 

For online...

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10:00
The hydrogen-powered generator that was almost a...

Joy, last year's film about QVC and Home Shopping Network inventor Joy Mangano, may not have been the best collaboration between superstar Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell. But the fact that Mangano inspired a major movie -- as well as...

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09:50
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad Pro from $449,...

Well, the day has finally arrived. Just about all of the most notable Black Friday deals are now live. Head below for the best deals of the year on Apple products, TVs, media streamers, displays, games, accessories and much more: more…

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09:35
Apple releases macOS 10.12 Sierra open source Darwin...

As it has done in the past, Apple has released the open source Darwin code for macOS 10.12 Sierra. The code, located on Apple’s open source website, can be accessed via direct link now, although it doesn’t yet appear on the site’s home page.

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09:07
Gastro-Disasters: spectacularly appalling food...

Caution: Some of these are so awful, it may put you off your Thanksgiving turkey.

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09:00
Everything you should watch over the holidays

It's the perfect time of the year to gather your family, consider what you're grateful for and watch way too much TV. Even if you're already a television connoisseur, there's a good chance you haven't been able to keep up with all of the great viewin...

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08:02
[Sponsor] Introducing Doxie Q — Go Seriously...

Just launched: Doxie Q is the smart new rechargeable document and receipt scanner that flips open to scan stacks of paper automatically — anywhere, with a rechargeable battery, built-in Wi-Fi, and no computer required. Get all the power of a big desktop scanner with the flexibility of being able to scan anywhere. You’ve never seen anything like it.

Best off, Doxie’s lightweight design and elegant Mac and iOS apps make it easy to go paperless. Doxie handles any workflow — save scans to your desktop, share with your favorite apps, or send to cloud services like iCloud Drive, Evernote, or Dropbox.

Check out the new Doxie Q here — and, for the next few days, every Daring Fireball reader gets a super secret discount — $60 off...

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08:00
Engadget giveaway: Win a Foodsniffer to check the...

Many lucky people across the US today will be presented with more food than they can handle, and that means... leftovers. Whether you're an overstocked host or a guest who's lucky enough to get the tupperware treatment, there's a chance those extra e...

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07:05
AAPL no longer disclosing ad costs, may want to hide...

A Wells Fargo analyst has noted that Apple has ceased to disclose its advertising spend in its latest 10-K annual report, instead bundling it into a more general category of ‘selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses.’ Apple has in the past always specifically disclosed its ad spend, notes Business Insider.

Apple last year increased its ad spend by a massive 50% to a record $1.8B. While the 10-K suggests that this year’s spend is lower by one measure, Wells Fargo suggests that might not be telling the whole story …

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06:59
This is Apple’s special tool to help customers...

When the first teardown of Apple’s new 2016 MacBook Pro was published earlier this month, a couple notable changes were spotted related to the machine’s SSD. Components for the SSD are now soldered onto the logic board, which likely allows for some design and thinness enhancements, but hurts overall repairability. On top of not being upgradeable, some speculated that meant that if the logic board fails, your data is gone with it. Not necessarily… 

Also present is a new mystery connector on the logic board that repair guide site iFixit noted in its teardown wasn’t connected to anything. It turns out that the mystery connector is actually there BECAUSE of the soldered down SSD, giving Apple a way to access data on a dead MacBook...

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06:54
∞ Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Hope your travels are safe, you end up someplace warm, and your day is filled with peace, love, and plenty to eat.

Thanks for your support and for making the Loop a part of your lives.

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06:30
Google's AI can translate language pairs it has...

Google's AI is not just better at grasping languages like Mandarin, but can now translate between two languages it hasn't even trained on. In a research paper, Google reveals how it uses its own "interlingua" to internally represent phrases, regardle...

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06:05
A Lot To Be Thankful For...

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. While the modern interpretation of this day is to stuff one's face with food, watch football on TV in a food-induced coma, and then go to sleep early in order to be the first one in line at the local "big box" store to get a "thing" at a heavily discounted price, the origins of the holiday have to do with a group of immigrants who were just happy to be alive, have enough food to share with the natives, and who were thankful for simple things.

I'm thankful for a lot. I'm quite healthy, both of my elderly parents are still alive, and my wife is still happily employed at an aerospace company and will be retiring in a few years. I'm blessed to work with a number of absolutely wonderful people, especially the man who is working hard to keep you entertained and informed while I'm on a long vacation -- Dennis Sellers. I thoroughly enjoy the discussions with Dennis and Marty Edwards on our Patron Podcast, and I love being able to see...

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06:00
News: Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from iLounge!

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., and we at iLounge would like to wish you a happy holiday and express how grateful all of us are for your readership and support. We’ll be on a limited posting schedule today and Friday, returning to normal updates on Monday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: ExoMount Touch Universal Car Mount

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering you the ExoMount Touch Universal Car Mount for only $24.99. Providing you with a safer way to use your iPhone on the road, this easy-to-use car mount lets you quickly secure your iPhone in the perfect position using only one hand and get down to driving, and when you’re getting out of the car, one quick touch releases your iPhone so you can be on your way. Exomount mounts to any flag, smooth, textured,…

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05:41
EE's 4G coverage now bests all UK 3G networks

EE's 4G coverage now exceeds that of any 3G network in the UK, the carrier has announced, after it switched on 800MHz spectrum capacity at 700 cell sites across the country. This filled in 5,000 square kilometers of 4G 'not spots' and improved indoor...

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05:15
Rumor: Apple to incorporate wireless charging...

It’s a rumor, but it’s an interesting one.

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

The report also stated that Apple may not bundle a wireless charger with every new model and that these may be limited to the more-expensive, higher-capacity units. Apple is though to be...

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05:14
RapidWeaver developer Realmac launches image-...

Realmac, the developer behind web design software RapidWeaver, has just launched Squash, an image-compression app for Mac. Normally $20, the company is making it available for a special launch price of just $8 between now and Monday.

While image-compression isn’t exactly the most exciting of fields, it can be very handy to be able to compress photos to more manageable sizes to email to family and friends or to use on the web. You can drag single images, multiple photos and entire folders onto the app, and choose between overwriting the originals or – by default – appending a suffix to the compressed versions …

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05:00
Apple patent hints at efforts to develop foldable...

An Apple patent published on Tuesday showed the company’s years-long investigation into a hinged iPhone format, the designs calling for a flexible metal-backed OLED display capable of being folded in half.

The patent, numbered 9,504,170 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and dubbed “Flexible display devices”, describes an iPhone with a foldable full-screen display. Such a device could be folded in half and easily put away.

In order to achieve the flexibility required, the document proposes nitinol, a nickel and titanium alloy known for its elasticity and unique shape memory abilities. Alternative embodiments involve flexible polymers.

Certain examples in the document cite both upper and lower sections, each containing processors, sensors and...

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05:00
Security Researchers Can Turn Headphones Into...

As if we don't already have enough devices that can listen in on our conversations, security researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University have created malware that will turn your headphones into microphones that can slyly record your conversations. TechCrunch reports: The proof-of-concept, called "Speake(a)r," first turned headphones connected to a PC into microphones and then tested the quality of sound recorded by a microphone vs. headphones on a target PC. In short, the headphones were nearly as good as an unpowered microphone at picking up audio in a room. It essentially "retasks" the RealTek audio codec chip output found in many desktop computers into an input channel. This means you can plug your headphones into a seemingly output-only jack and hackers can still listen in. This isn't a driver fix, either. The embedded chip does not allow users to properly prevent this hack which means your earbuds or nice cans could start picking up conversations instantly. In fact, even if...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We're hitting you with the Weekend Edition a few days early in honor of the holiday -- and so we can enjoy some turkey, too -- but we'll be back to our regular schedule starting next Monday. I'...

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04:35
Reminder: Complete a 5K run / walk workout today to...

Happy Thanksgiving! For readers with an Apple Watch, remember to run or walk 5K today to earn a unique Activity achievement medal and an iMessage sticker. This is the first special Activity Challenge event and is only available for a limited time.

To earn the reward, you must start and complete a running or walking workout using the Apple Watch Workout app by the end of November 24th, Thanksgiving Day. The achievement is technically only available to Apple Watch users in the United States but there is a way to make the award appear if you live elsewhere …

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04:21
Apple reportedly working with LG on next-gen 3D...

A brief report in The Korea Economic Daily claims that Apple is working with LG on a new dual camera module ‘which enables 3D photographing.’ LG already supplies the dual-camera module used in the iPhone 7 Plus.

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03:49
Australian Apple Store goes down in readiness for...

Apple let us know earlier this week that it would have a ‘one-day shopping event’ – Applespeak for Black Friday sale – and with midnight approaching in Australia, the online store there has gone offline in readiness.

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03:30
Airbnb settles lawsuit with New York over short-term...

Airbnb has settled its lawsuit against the state of New York, but that doesn't mean it has given up. The rental listing service sued the state after governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that made it illegal to rent out units in buildings for less than...

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03:09
Apple Black Friday Roundup: Find the best deals...




While Apple is expected to offer some form of Black Friday promotion later this week, the company's top authorized resellers -- which have historically offered much better deals -- have already launched their Black Friday sales. Here's everything you need to know.

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03:00
Black Friday deals: The best discounts on Apple gear

Apple products on the cheap are hard to come by, even on mega shopping holidays like Black Friday. But this year, you can score some major deals on lots of different Apple goodies, including the iPhone 7, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and the new MacBook Pro. (Yes, seriously.) If you’re ok with slightly older stuff, the savings are even better.

If you’re planning on hitting the mall during the wee hours of Friday morning, be sure to double check store hours, and remember—these deals will only last as long as supplies do. Some stores may have started these discounts sooner, so if you need an afternoon break on Turkey Day, you could get a head start online. (Again, double-check with your local stores to see how long these promotions will last.)

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03:00
Things for which I'm thankful

Since Thursday, Nov. 24, is Thanksgiving here in the good ol' US of A, Apple World Today will be "closed" that day and we'll run a light schedule on Friday, Nov. 25, as we spend time with our family and friends. Actually, we'll be so sluggish from all that food we ate on Thursday, it's doubtful that we'd have the energy to get much done.

And while I am seriously grateful for all the fine food I'll have when so many in the world have so little, there's so much more I'm thankful for.

I'm thankful for having a job with Apple World Today —  especially one so great I wake up in the morning excited to get to work.

I'm thankful for my wife (Laura), my three great kids (son Matt, daughter Katie, and daughter-in-law Jennifer), my granddaughter Elizabeth, as well as my mom, brothers, sister, nieces, and nephews. 

I'm thankful for the blessing of many friends.

I'm thankful for the good health that I sometimes take for granted — health that...

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02:43
Another report indicates Apple to launch new 10.5-...

The iPad lineup is getting some sort of a shakeup next year, seemingly with the introduction of a new 10.5-inch model. Apple’s existing lineup of form factors comprises a 7.9-inch iPad mini, 9.7-inch iPad Air and iPad Pro, and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The 10.5-inch would apparently slot in between those tiers targeting enterprise, education and other sectors, according to Digitimes. iPad updates are ‘due’ with all models being more than a year old by next March.

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02:25
UK's Bletchley Park to host cybersecurity...

Bletchley Park will once again serve as a cryptographic hub in the UK. Plans are afoot to create a new "National College of Cyber Security" in G-Block, a building which is currently in a state of disrepair. It's scheduled to open in 2018 and will ser...

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

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

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Wednesday November 23

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

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

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




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

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




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

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

The best of Black Friday 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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14:45
The best deals for Black Friday

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

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

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

iOS Apps/Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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12:03
iLounge Best of the Year Awards 2016

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10:20
Separating art from the artist

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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