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Monday April 17

03:30
Notable apps and app updates for April 17, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Element Cell Game has launched Clash Of Heavens 1.0. It’s a free “incremental shooter” game in which you summon a horde of allies to surround and destroy monsters. You power up your hero and allies with incremental clicker gameplay, and go forth to annihilate the Devil Army. You collect pets, artifacts and equipment to help your clause. Compete against other heroes and win marvelous rewards from tournaments.

macOS Apps/Updates

Indigo Domotics has released Indigo 7, an update to their smart home server for macOS. Included in this release is...

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03:11
OmniFocus 2.9

Introduces a new attachment storage and sync system that improves performance and storage efficiency. ($39.99 new, free update, 29 MB)

 

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03:06
Sketchy drawings depict bezel-less iPhone 8 with...

A sketchy series of images has been circulating this morning, supposedly showing an iPhone 8 prototype design with mockup renders and technical measurement drawings.

The drawing is impressive, depicting an iPhone front dominated by screen with just 4mm of bezels on every side. However, the original sourcing is unclear and the details are pretty circumspect …

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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, April 17th 2017

Hey, good morning!

While we consumed our body weight in chocolate, the US Navy banned vaping on its entire fleet and EA detailed the sequel to Battlefront. There's also a drone that can spy on fish, some stealth iPad upgrades and a potentially life-...

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01:05
UK driving tests to include sat nav skills from...

In biggest shake-up of the standardised driving exam since the introduction of the theory test, UK drivers will be required to demonstrate that they can navigate using a sat nav. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency has confirmed that from Decem...

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Sunday April 16

23:55
Toddlers who use touchscreens sleep less, study says

Toddlers really need their sleep. It's crucial when our brains our first developing, so early problems can ripple across your lifetime. That makes a report by Birbeck University of London researchers somewhat disturbing -- they found that toddlers be...

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23:49
One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone...




Apple is building its own GPU architecture, but why? Rather than being motivated by simple cost savings, evidence points to the timing of a significant technical leap forward that could be as big of an advance as iOS was ten years ago.

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21:12
Final Cut Pro X 10.3.3, Compressor 4.3.2, and Motion...

Deals with a number of DVD-related issues in Final Cut Pro X and Compressor. ($$299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)

 

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21:12
iMovie 10.1.5

Fixes a couple of bugs for the video editing app. (Free with all new Macs or $14.99 new, free update, 2.15 GB)

 

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20:58
Smart bandages will use 5G data to track your health

Bandages are usually very mysterious -- it's hard to know how well you're healing until you unwrap them, and that usually means a trip to the doctor. If Welsh researchers succeed, however, you'll never have to wonder what's going on underneath all th...

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20:26
Rumor: Apple TV to get multi-user support, picture-...




With "tvOS 11" -- likely to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June -- the Apple TV will allegedly gain a pair of demanded features from the company's other platforms.

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18:48
Lynk & Co unveils its second take on a shareable...

Lynk & Co might have only shown off its first tech-laden vehicle half a year ago, but it's already set for a follow-up... and then some. The Geely-owned brand has unveiled the 03 Concept, a sedan sibling to the 01 Concept crossover (which has als...

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17:08
NAS, MDM, DGC and Other Fun Initials – Mac Geek Gab...

Sometimes you have to get geeky. No worries, Dave and John will talk you through understanding what NAS and MDM mean and why you might want to use them. Don’t worry, fellow geeks, there’s stuff in here for you, too. After all, that’s how Mac Geek Gab rolls! Listen, enjoy, learn, and prosper at the same time!


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17:03
Computer models help form new magnetic materials

Magnetic materials are extremely difficult to find. They're rare in nature, and creating one in the lab usually involves both a lot of experimentation and a little luck. Duke University, however, has found a way to take the mystery out of the proce...

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15:34
Square chief teases a smart debit card

Square Cash's virtual payment card might not be quite so virtual in the future. Company chief Jack Dorsey has teased a strange, all-black Visa debit card that Recode suspects is really a physical Square Cash card. A Square spokesperson declined to...

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14:10
Cleveland police seek suspect in murder streamed on...

The Cleveland Police Department has confirmed it's looking for a suspect, Steve Stephens who committed a homicide and streamed the crime on Facebook Live. Sadly, this isn't the first homicide broadcast on the platform, however, in this case, it was i...

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13:54
Rumor claims Apple TV to add multi-user login and...

Apple will almost certainly unveil tvOS 11 (along with iOS 11, macOS 10.13 and watchOS 4) at WWDC in June, but not much has been said about what new stuff these software updates will bring.

According to a unverified report from The Verifier published today, the Apple TV is set for a significant update with the addition of Picture-in-Picture and multi-user modes …

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12:33
Only a handful of Windows phones will get the latest...

Virtually every Windows 10 PC can get the Creators Update, but phone owners won't be so fortunate. Microsoft has revealed that only some Windows 10 Mobile devices will receive the Creators Update when it's ready. The company's own Lumia devices are...

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12:11
Steve Wozniak Predicts The Future

USA Today asked Steve Wozniak to predict what the world will look like in 2075 -- one hundred years after the founding of Apple. An anonymous reader writes:
"He's convinced Apple, Google and Facebook will be bigger in 2075," according to the article -- just like IBM, which endured long past its founding in 1911. Pointing to Apple's $246.1 billion in cash and marketable securities, Wozniak says Apple "can invest in anything. It would be ridiculous to not expect them to be around... The same goes for Google and Facebook."
Woz predicted portable laptops back in 1982, and now says that by 2075, we could also see new cities built from scratch in the deserts, with people wearing special suits to protect them from the heat. AI will be ubiquitous in all cities, as consumers interact with smart walls to communicate -- and to shop -- while home medical devices will allow self-diagnosis and doctor-free prescriptions. And according to the article, Woz "is convinced a colony will...

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11:54
In-browser Mac OS 7.0.1 emulation, compatible...




A pair of 20MB hard drive compilations contain a full MacOS 7.0.1 environment that runs in a browser, and contains an assortment of applications spanning from 1984 to 1991 has appeared on the Internet Archive, with the entire bundle able to be run inside Safari.

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11:02
Internet and computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies

The technology world just lost one of its most prominent innovators. Robert Taylor, best known as the mastermind of ARPAnet (the internet's precursor), has died at 85. As the director of the US military's Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1965 u...

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10:36
Early Macintosh emulation comes to the Internet...

Hey kids! Come see how we did things in the good old days.

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10:30
Redshirts aren’t likeliest to die — and other ‘Star...

I love these kinds of “science meets fiction” articles. I would have bet money that the redshirts were the unluckiest Star Trek crew members.

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09:30
The best beard trimmer

By Séamus Bellamy

This post was done in partnership with Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor...

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08:30
Study shows lower pitched sounds lead audiences to...

So, deep voices make things look bigger? There’s definitely a dirty joke in there somewhere. And I have quite a deep voice.

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08:15
∞ Seasonal timelapse from a drone

Very clever and inventive use of a drone.

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08:07
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week we get some brand new amp sims for iOS, the new PO-32 drum machine is up for sale, Behringer confirms two new synths for Super Booth 17 and we take a look at the Hexagon Sky instrument from SampleScience.

All of that and more along with this week’s best music app sales are down below: more…

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08:00
After Math: It's so hard to say goodbye

It's been a tough week for farewells. We've seen the NES Classic get canceled, Microsoft pull the plug on Vista, and the impending end of free registration for California's electric vehicles. Numbers, because how else would we know how much time we h...

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06:30
iPad 4 service replacement with iPad Air 2 not...




Despite reports to the contrary, there is no official Apple policy mandating that iPad 4 owners coming into Apple Retail for service receive an iPad Air 2 for the cost of service -- but stores have been allowed to make the swap if they have no service stock, and have been for some time.

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06:30
Ben Heck's Nintendo Classic Edition teardown

It's time for another hardware teardown! This time it's the Nintendo Classic Edition -- specifically, a unit belonging to David of the "Technophiles" podcast. Using Keysight's DSOX1102G oscilloscope, Ben is able to find out how the NES controller...

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03:15
Potentially 'undefeatable' ad blocker...

Facebook may have just lost its war on ad blockers. That is, if a new method developed by Princeton and Stanford researchers is implemented into a widely available blocker. Computer scientist Arvind Narayanan and his colleagues detailed unveiled a to...

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01:03
Uber is kicking restaurants off its UberRush service

When Uber launched UberRush in 2015, the company promised to deliver just about anything in minutes to clients in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. In addition to connecting regular users with couriers for small errands, the logistics platform als...

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00:10
Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatch aims at athletes,...




Garmin's Fenix 5 is an impressive smartwatch for people serious about fitness or the outdoors, but probably both too much and too little for people expecting something like the Apple Watch.

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Saturday April 15

22:56
AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than...

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart atta...

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20:57
Watch the ESA trace 2 million stars' journey...

Carl Sagan showed how some constellations would change over time as stars move through the universe in his TV series Cosmos. Now the European Space Agency has done something similar, but in a much bigger scale: it has released a video showing 2 milli...

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18:09
US Navy bans e-cigarettes on every ship in the fleet

Last year, the FDA finally started regulating e-cigarettes and swiftly ruled to keep them out of checked baggage on flights. Incidental reports that some had caught on fire led regulators to restrict them to carry-ons lest they ignite in midair. It s...

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16:47
What are you most excited to see in macOS 10.13 at...

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference is approaching and we’re expecting updates to all of Apple’s software platforms – iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS. Earlier this week, Jordan outlined a variety of new features that could potentially be headed towards macOS. Now, we’re curious:

What feature would you moist like to see added to macOS at WWDC this summer?

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16:39
'Mystery Science Theater 3000' playfully...

If you've been excited about the reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000, you aren't alone: To celebrate the new season's debut yesterday, Netflix let the show's wisecracking trio take aim at its own hit series from last year, Stranger Things. While t...

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15:17
Italian court halts Uber injunction as Taiwan lifts...

Uber doesn't have to pack its bags and leave Italy just yet. Another court in Rome has decided to suspend a lower court's rule banning the ride-hailing service from operating in the country completely. The judge has allowed it to continue its operati...

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14:30
Apple will replace your busted iPad 4 with the iPad...

If you bought Apple's first iPad with the now-ubiquitous Lightning connector (released way back in late 2012) and need to get it repaired, you might end up with a pleasant upgrade. According to a memo obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple has basically run out...

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13:15
David Bowie's musical is making the leap to VR

David Bowie's Lazarus had two short, completely sold out runs in New York and London. If you missed it, you're kind of SOL. But, if you're willing to settle for experiencing it in virtual reality, instead of real reality, you've got a second chance t...

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12:00
'Star Wars Battlefront II' invites you to...

The winners write the history books.

When the second Death Star explodes over Endor in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the Rebel Alliance rejoices. It's a thrilling moment of victory after eons of interstellar military adventuring: Forests...

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11:34
RIP, Robert Taylor, The Innovator Who Shaped Modern...

"Any way you look at it, from kick-starting the Internet to launching the personal computer revolution, Bob Taylor was a key architect of our modern world," says a historian at Stanford's Silicon Valley Archives. An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times:
The Internet, like many inventions, was the work of many inventors. But perhaps no one deserves more credit for that world-changing technological leap than Mr. Taylor. The seminal moment of his work came in 1966. He had just taken a new position at the Pentagon -- director of the Information Processing Techniques Office, part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as Arpa -- and on his first day on the job it became immediately obvious to him what the office lacked and what it needed. At the time, Arpa was funding three separate computer research projects and using three separate computer terminals to communicate with them. Mr. Taylor said, No, we need a single computer research network, to connect each project...

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10:45
The PowerRay drone is an aquatic spyglass for...

Who needs fishing prowess when you have a remote-controlled, sonar-equipped, bait-dropping, mini-submersible at your disposal? Because with the new PowerRay underwater drone, that's exactly what you get.

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10:40
Apple May Transform Diabetes Care and Treatment:...


Apple is working on a secret project to develop wearable devices that can monitor the blood sugar of diabetics without using invasive finger sticks, part of a vision that originated with company founder Steve Jobs, according to a report. Cor, a company Apple acquired in 2010, has been working for more than five years on a way to integrate noninvasive glucose monitoring into a wearable like an Apple Watch device. Glucose monitoring traditionally has required that diabetics use lancets to pierce their fingertips at least four times daily.

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10:05
This week’s top stories: Our WWDC wish lists, iPhone...

In this week’s top stories: Our WWDC wish lists for iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11, the latest iPhone 8 reports, Nvidia’s Pascal GPU drivers for Mac, modular Mac Pro possibilities, and much more.

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09:31
Clips app: The ultimate guide

Apparently, this is everything you could ever want to know about Clips.

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Technology hasn't improved...

How Technology Has
Failed to Improve
Your Airline Experience
Farhad Manjoo,
The New York Times

It hasn't been a great week for United, but that massive incident served as a harsh reminder that the airline industry has a long list of customer servi...

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09:16
∞ Evan Nagao at the European Yoyo Championships

I can barely get a yo-yo to go down and back up. This guy is doing stunts that would have me strangled by my own string. And his choice of music is

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08:15
The curious story of Magic Girl, the would-be...

I had no idea the world of pinball game creation could be so full of intrigue and drama.

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08:00
Siri is dying. Long live Susan Bennett

I’m not sure where the “Siri is dying” part of the story comes from and the web site’s layout is annoying as hell but it’s an interesting article nonetheless.

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07:42
Uber saw rapid growth in 2016, but it still bled cash

Uber has revealed part of its financials for the first time, perhaps in effort to distract you from all the controversies it's involved with. The privately held ride-hailing company, which isn't required to publicize its earnings, has told Bloomberg...

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07:34
Become Tech Savvy: How to track and manage cellular...

First time checking out this series? You may get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Last week we focused on deconstructing the complicated nature of the wireless carrier world and today we’re going to dive deeper into how to track and manage your cellular data usage.

more…

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06:46
Apple now upgrading iPad 4th gen replacements to...

Customers in need of a whole unit replacement for their fourth generation iPad may now receive a newer and more capable iPad Air 2 as a substitute from Apple Stores and authorized service providers. Apple is implementing the new policy, allowing its repair staff to ship an iPad Air 2 for a unit replacement when stock of the aging and now discontinued 4th gen iPad isn’t available.

An internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac reads:

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06:30
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend! We have news on the Microsoft Windows zero-days that weren't, and a teaser trailer for the next Star Wars movie.

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03:19
Airbnb fights off account hijackers with new...

If you get hacked on Airbnb, you won't only have to worry about criminals getting ahold of your credit card details. You'll also have to fret about internet scammers knowing exactly where you're staying on a particular date or the addresses of the pr...

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03:00
The Week in Apple News and Rumors: Apple Podcasts,...

Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 14, 2017

Image by Apple

Plenty of important news and juicy rumors from the past week. Check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

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00:36
Microsoft says it already patched 'Shadow...

Yesterday, the mysterious "Shadow Brokers" posted some hacking tools for Windows that were allegedly stolen from the NSA. All of them were at least a few years old, but exploited flaws in several versions of the operating system to move across networ...

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Friday April 14

22:06
Breaking the trend: why Apple is likely to release...




The rumor mill is working overtime this year, suggesting that Apple is looking at debuting three new iPhone models, including an "iPhone 8" loaded with new technology, and a new design. AppleInsider examines why, in the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, that this seems likely.

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21:48
This week on AI: Apple Car's California driver...




Some of the most interesting news actually came towards the end of the week, when Apple was revealed to have a permit to run self-driving cars on California roads. Industry maneuvers with Toshiba and Qualcomm also made headlines, along with news of more green energy entering the Apple supply chain.

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20:29
Shadow Brokers release also suggests NSA spied on...

Besides a cache of potentially damaging zero-day exploits against many versions of Windows, another element of today's Shadow Brokers release is a folder titled SWIFT. Inside, it has documents listing the internal structure at EastNets, a Dubai-based...

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18:58
Facebook busts up international spam operation

While Facebook has spent significant time fighting fake news on its network, it continues to battle another plague to its social platform: Fake accounts. These are often used to spread low-quality content, so the internet titan has been ramping up it...

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18:08
GOP rep. on ISP privacy rules: 'Nobody's...

The internet is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. It's where many of us turn when we need to file our taxes, apply for jobs or search for housing. But one Republican lawmaker who voted to roll back FCC privacy regulations last month said, "Nobody...

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16:59
'Shadow Brokers' dump of NSA tools...

Earlier this year "The Shadow Brokers" -- an entity claiming to have stolen hacking tools from the NSA then offering them for sale -- seemed to pack up shop, but the group has continued on. Today, it made a new post that contained a number of working...

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16:21
GM aims to put 300 more self-driving Chevy Bolts on...

General Motors and its San Francisco-based autonomous vehicles division Cruise have made it clear they plan to put an autonomous taxi fleet on the road as fast as possible. Earlier this year, rumors from both the Wall Street Journal and Reuters claim...

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16:19
Apple's Mac, iPad dodge an ugly new NSA hacker...




A series of previously unknown Windows hacking tools used by the U.S. National Security Agency has been leaked, enabling "zero day" exploits to be used against millions of Windows PCs to deface websites, lock up systems to demand a ransom payment or to steal emails and other data.

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15:16
Dallas siren hack: Coming to a city near you

At 11:42 PM last Friday night in Dallas, suddenly and for no apparent reason, what locals call the 'tornado sirens' went off. All of them. It was a clear, calm night; no foul weather presaged the blare of an emergency system so loud it's meant to wak...

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15:02
AWT News Update: April 14, 2017

Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri. Photo via Typeform

We have a short AWT News Update for you on this Good Friday 2017:

  • Voice actress Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri, talks about her voice recording work for the AI that started back in 2005
  • Apple is cornering the market on high-quality trees

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

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for Good Friday, April 14th, 2017. We hope that you and your...

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14:47
Here’s what the Hackintosh community wants in the...

The Hackintosh community is probably best described as a group that doesn’t love Apple’s hardware options for pros but would prefer not to give up macOS for Windows or another alternative.

They put together their own custom PC builds, and work together to come up with the necessary hacks to get macOS and the software they need running on the machines. Who better to ask what Apple should include in its upcoming modular Mac Pro than the pros that it has pushed away?

To find out what Hackintoshers want in the new machine, and maybe what would help bring back some pros Apple might have pushed away over the years, we’ve talked to the moderators at one of our favourite Hacktinosh communities, tonymacx86.com.

We also got some input from our own resident Hackintosh enthusiast (and YouTuber) Jeff...

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14:46
SpaceX announces date for second Hyperloop pod...

It's been less than three months since the first Hyperloop Competition blasted test pods down a 1.25-kilometer test track in Southern California and SpaceX is already gearing up for the second edition. Hyperloop Pod Competition II will take place at...

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14:21
'Nex Machina' will show you exactly how...

Finnish developer Housemarque's ode to Robotron: 2084, Nex Machina is out for PC and PlayStation 4 this summer. And while we debuted it in December, details for the frantic arcade shooter have been relatively scarce since. But that's slowly changing....

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13:31
This experimental e-book gets edited every time it...

A Universe Explodes is an unusual e-book in a variety of ways. Best viewed on a mobile device, it's about 20 pages long and has 128 words per page. Only 100 people "own" the original version, though the book itself is free and can be read by anyone a...

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13:06
Live your Kamehameha-blasting dream with '...

Somewhere high on the list of childhood fantasies is the dream to hurl balls of energy from your hands. Capcom knows this urge, which is why they stuck a Hadoken-throwing simulator in their Ultra Street Fighter II Nintendo Switch port. But the king o...

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12:50
Apple received a permit to test self-driving cars in...

It seems like Apple has not yet hit the brakes on its self-driving car.

As of Friday, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles now lists Apple as one of the companies with a permit to legally test self-driving cars in the state. This means that Apple’s self-driving initiative, codenamed Project Titan, is back on track.

California requires all companies with autonomous vehicles to register before hitting the road. Other tech companies like Google and Uber, alongside car manufacturers like Tesla and BMW, have also received permits to test their self-driving technology on public roads. Uber’s permit was recently secured in March, but the company had been conducting rogue trials for a while.

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12:41
Of course there's a 'Candy Crush'...

The Candy Crush craze continues to reach new heights. Just when you thought a TV show based on the popular game was more than you could handle, well, that's not the only thing happening in time for summer. King, the app's developer, has teamed up wit...

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12:23
djay Pro: Making everyone a DJ. Anywhere. Any time....

Thanks to djay Pro for sponsoring The Loop this week.

djay Pro, Algoriddim’s award-winning DJ application, is available for macOS, iOS, and Android. Now it’s also on Windows 10, bridging a native desktop and touch experience across every platform and fulfilling our mission of making everyone a DJ. Anywhere. Any time. Any platform.

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12:20
Is Apple self-driving car software coming? DMV...

Apple wants to get on those California roads. (credit: nrg_crisis (off and on))

On Friday, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) updated its website to reflect that Apple now has a permit to test self-driving cars on public roads.

Apple has been hiring automotive experts—particularly those with experience in autonomous driving—for years. (In 2015, Tesla CEO Elon Musk...

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12:16
Trump administration is killing its open data portal

Reversing yet another Obama-era practice, the Trump administration announced on Friday that it will not only be keeping its visitor logs secret for five years after Trump leaves office, but will be shuttering the Open.gov portal. This is where the pr...

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12:14
Apple considers bid for stake in Toshiba chip...

Apple Inc is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp’s semiconductor business, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday – the latest twist in the sale of the world’s second-biggest flash memory chipmaker.

Makes perfect sense. Guess who the largest chipmaker is? Samsung.

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11:59
Unlock YouTube's hidden Dark Mode to save your...

If you've ever tried to watch YouTube when it's dark out, you know that the typical bright white of the video service's page can be a bit blinding. Enter "Dark Mode," a hidden feature that turns the light surfaces black or dark gray so you can get on...

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11:34
Sprint and The Onion have a video series no one...

Seeing the former Verizon pitch man (who's named Paul) shilling for Sprint was a bit weird. Sprint seems to know this and has capitalized on it with a partnership with The Onion's creative services team, Onion Labs. Together they produced a series of...

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11:30
The Week in iOS Apps: Is The Best Photo App the best...

A bold name, and a bold claim

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a photo app with the most audacious app name ever. Plus: Scooby Doo, where are you?

The Best Photo App

Image by Best Photo App

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11:08
Next 'Layton' game is coming to Android...

Last we knew, the new Professor Layton game's differences from prior releases were relegated to its protagonist and the absence of its original puzzle designer. Now word is out that Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy...

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11:06
Indie gaming hit Fez coming to Apple's iOS...




Popular indie game Fez is coming to mobile platforms later in 2017 -- including at least Apple's iOS, developer Polytron revealed this week.

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11:01
It's Official: Apple is Testing Self-Driving...

Apple has been granted a license for testing autonomous vehicles in California, marking the formal launch of its race with the likes of Uber, Alphabet and Tesla to define the future of driverless transportation. The permit was revealed with Apple's appearance on the list of approved companies on the California automotive regulator's website on Friday morning. From a report: This suggests Apple's ambitions in the auto industry are alive, despite some reported upheaval in the project, code-named "Project Titan." Reports last year centered on changing leadership and shifting focus within the project, which is under the command of veteran Apple executive Bob Mansfield. Still, as Apple looks for its next major growth driver after the iPhone -- and as cars increasingly become computers -- it's easy to see why the company would be interested.

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10:49
9to5Rewards: Anker’s PowerCore 2200 battery case for...

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Anker and its newest iPhone 7 battery case. 

The company has its new PowerCore Case 2200 for iPhone 7 (pictured above), which includes a 2200mAh battery in a super sleek design to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week. 

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10:43
Komodo Dragons may hold the key to fighting...

Komodo Dragon blood could save your life. Curious scientists -- are there any other kind? -- recently identified a peptide in the Dragon plasma that might serve as an antibiotic. Now, a bite from a Komodo Dragon is lethal not from venom, but from bac...

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10:31
Hands on with the best AirPods accessories

Now that AirPods have been on the market for a few months (although they’re amazingly still six weeks out on Apple’s website for new orders), there are a lot of accessories to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the best products to enhance, protect, and prevent the loss of your AirPods.

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10:22
Alphabet's Verily details its research-focused...

Google has made a smartwatch, but not the kind you might expect. Verily, the health organisation owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has (finally) announced its 'Study Watch' for medical research purposes. It doesn't run Android Wear, nor does i...

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10:17
Apple Car rumors revive as Apple applies to test...

Let the Apple Car rumors rise like the phoenix from the ashes. Apple has received a permit to test autonomous cars in California, “the first official confirmation that the maker of the iPhone sees the century-old automobile as a product that's ripe for reinvention and a reflection of its need to tap new markets to sustain its growth,” according to Business Insider

The California DMV updated its website on Friday, adding Apple to 29 other companies testing self-driving vehicles in the state, including Tesla and Google. This is “confirmation that Apple continues to work on a self-driving car, which the company has not previously discussed in public or confirmed beyond an advisory letter to the NHTSA in December,” says Business Insider...

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10:05
Google’s Family Link app now lets you monitor your...

After launching last month for Android users, Google’s new Family Link app today arrives on iOS. The app is aimed at parents, allowing them to monitor things like screen time and apps downloaded from Google Play, as well as setting restrictions for Android devices their kids are using (via TechCrunch).

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10:03
Wouldn’t it be nice if Mac error messages actually...

This has been an eternal frustration for Mac users, more so for those of us who used the OS before OS X when these error messages seemed even more frequent. They’ve always been frustratingly opaque.

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10:00
'Tinder for BFFs' app makes more sense...

For most of my adult life, I've had trouble making friends. As a shy, introverted person, I don't go out often, and when I do, it's hard for me to talk to people. What do I say? How do I jump into conversations? After many failed attempts, I became i...

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09:50
Apple wins California DMV permit for testing self-...




The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday added Apple to the list of companies with permission to test self-driving vehicles in the state, suggesting that the company is pushing through with work on "Project Titan."

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09:43
Apple has an official permit to test self-driving...

As usual, the media jumps to conclusions. Apple might be testing autonomous cars but I believe it’s more likely testing autonomous car systems for inclusion into other manufacturer’s vehicles.

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09:43
Bose goes premium with its outdoor-ready Revolve...

You might see Bluetooth speakers as a commodity item, but Bose is having none of that with its premium, pricey SoundLink Revolve and Revolve Plus models. Much like the Vizio Cast, they output music from 360 degrees, so they sound the same to anyone i...

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09:39
Apple shares three special Shot on iPhone ads to...

I love seeing these ads Apple creates for other countries. I can’t wait to see the ones they produce for my native Canadian language.

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09:34
NHL adding iPads on benches for playoffs

NHL coaches have been given more technology on the bench in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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09:32
∞ “Cassini’s Grand Finale”

I bet you’ve never felt this wistful about a space probe before.

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09:31
Deals: $240 off Radeon 460 15" MacBook Pros; 13...




Heading into the weekend, readers can save $240 on upgraded 15" MacBook Pros with Radeon 460 graphics and no tax outside NY and NJ. Or save $150 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Beats Solo2 wired headphones are also $50 to $60 off instantly with prices starting at $139.99.

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