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Thursday February 16

05:39
Apple's WWDC 2017 returns to San Jose June 5-9...




After spending the last 13 years in San Francisco, Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference will return to San Jose this June, moving it closer to the company's corporate campus in Cupertino.

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05:36
Apple announces WWDC 2017: June 5th – 9th, held at...

Apple has announced it is holding WWDC 2017 from June 5th to June 9th, with a big change from previous years: the conference will be held in San Jose, at the McEnery Convention Center.

At WWDC, Apple unveils the next major versions of its software operating systems. This year, expect the announcement of including iOS 11, macOS 10.13 as well as updates to tvOS and watchOS.

The 2017 conference marks a big shift in location — Apple typically holds WWDC in San Francisco — but it seems the logistics of the conference will otherwise be the same. Registration for tickets will start on March 27.

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05:30
Rumor: next gen Apple TV to support 4K

Well, it’s about time. According to Bloomberg, the next generation of the Apple TV will support 4K streaming.

Earlier this month, Apple hired Timothy D. Twerdhal, the chief of Amazon's Fire TV unit, to run its television operations. His arrival comes as the company tests a new set-top that it may release as soon as this year. Internally codenamed "J105," the new box will be capable of streaming ultra-high-definition 4K and more vivid colors, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the plans.”

The Apple TV could use a jump start. According to a January eMarketer report, Apple’s set-top is at...

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05:30
∞ Apple brings WWDC back to San Jose in 2017

Apple on Thursday will announce that it’s bringing its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) back to San Jose, Calif. This will be the first time WWDC will be in San Jose since 2002— the conference moved to San Francisco in 2003. I spoke to Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing about the move.

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05:15
Security researchers at Bitdefender find evidence of...

The malware that may have swung the U.S. presidential election could be on its way to a Mac near you.

Security researchers have discovered a macOS malware program that’s likely part of the arsenal used by the Russian cyberespionage group blamed for hacking into the U.S. Democratic National Committee last year.

The group, known under such names as “Fancy Bear”, “Pawn Storm” and “APT28”, has been active for almost a decade and is believed to be the sole user and likely developer of a Trojan program called Sofacy or X-Agent.

X-Agent variants for Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS have been found in the wild in the past, but researchers from Bitdefender have now come across what appears to be the first macOS version of the Trojan.

It’s currently unknown as to how the malware is being distributed, as Bitdefender researchers have only obtained the malware sample and not the full attack change.

Still, it’s that that a macOS malware downloader known as “...

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05:00
Yahoo sale price discounted by $250 million in wake...

You pay less if the item you’re buying has a couple of dings on it.

Verizon is apparently close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet properties for roughly $4.8 billion, a price that includes a $250 million discount after the revelation of security breaches at the web company.

Sources close to the store cited the discounted price as well as Yahoo’s possibly being renamed “Altaba Inc.”. An announcement of the new agreement could come in a matter of days or weeks, said the sources. The revised agreement isn’t final and could still change.

Yahoo said in December that cyberthieves in 2013 siphoned information including users’ e-mail addresses, scrambled account passwords and dates of birth. The stolen data may allow criminals to go after more sensitive personal information elsewhere online. The announcement followed news in September of a 2014 breach that affected at least 500 million customer accounts.

Representatives for Yahoo, Verizon and Verizon’s AOL unit...

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05:00
Apple's iPhone 8 To Replace Touch ID Home...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Apple Insider: Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Adding detail to his previous predictions regarding the next-generation handset, Kuo in a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider said the full-screen design will allow Apple to integrate a "function" area never seen in an iPhone. The device is expected to adopt a 5.8-inch OLED panel in a form factor similar to the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7. Despite having extended screen real estate as compared to current iPhone models, the actual active display area on "iPhone 8" will be closer to 5.15 inches on the diagonal, with the remaining bottom portion dedicated to system functions like virtual buttons. While Kuo failed to elaborate on an exact implementation, the note suggests Apple plans to hardcode a set of always-on, static...

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04:37
Apple reportedly testing a new Apple TV with 4K...

Apple is testing a new version of the Apple TV set-top box for release ‘as soon as this year’, according to Bloomberg. The box is apparently codenamed ‘J105’ and would be an incremental upgrade over the current fourth-generation box with new internals to support output at ultra-high definition 4K resolution.

The report also details many of Apple’s internal attempts to revolutionize the living room, which are yet to see the light of day. Bloomberg says Apple considered building an MFI game controller with the Apple TV, for example …

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04:32
Apple patents describe auto-detecting cracked...

If there’s one thing worse than damaging your iPhone or iPad by dropping it, it’s when that damage is a cracked screen. While you might be able to ignore a scuff to the casing, you’re going to see cracks in the screen every time you use the device.

Apple appears to be aiming to make screens more resistant to cracking by exploring a method of automatically detecting cracks, asking users to confirm them and then sending diagnostic data to the company to help it understand the type of impacts that cause them …

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04:30
How to view Apple Music lyrics on a Mac, iOS device...

With iOS 10, iTunes 12.5, and tvOS 10, you can read lyrics while listening to songs in the Music app or in iTunes. When lyrics are available (and they’re not for all songs), you can read them in the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch; in iTunes on your Mac or PC; or in the Music app on your Apple TV.

You can't view lyrics in Airplane Mode or when you're not connected to the Internet. And, if you have explicit content turned off, lyrics might not be visible to you if they contain explicit words. Before you can view lyrics, you need to update your iOS software, get the latest version of iTunes, and update the software on your Apple TV.

To view lyrics on an iOS device, while listening to a song, tap or swipe up on the player at the bottom of the screen to open Now Playing. To the right of Lyrics, tap Show.

To view lyrics on a Mac (or PC), while listening to a song, click the following icon at the top of iTunes, then click Lyrics. 

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04:00
Need to convert streaming audio/video for personal...

By Aaron Lee

Applian Technologies' Jaksta for macOS lets you download and convert online streaming audio and video for personal use. It supports just about all streaming formats and protocols (including FLV, HTTP, RTMP, IceCast, WMV, ASF, MP3, MP4, SWF, etc.), which means it can capture video from thousands of web sites including YouTube and Facebook. 

What's more, because of Jaksta’s powerful audio-capturing capabilities, customers can download streaming audio from their favorite music and radio sites. In addition to allowing Mac users to save their favorite videos, songs, and radio programs, the tool can automatically convert the downloaded files to a variety of devices. For example, you can save files in QuickTime for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, as well as import 'em into iTunes. A drop-down menu lets you choose the conversion method you want.

Jaksta can automatically convert captured media files to other formats. The default setting is...

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03:57
Now Facebook allows you to find and apply for jobs...

Facebook is rolling out a new Jobs feature that allows you to search for jobs and even apply for them within the app or website. To make the application process as quick and easy as possible, applications will be pre-populated with information from your Facebook profile – though you’ll be able to edit it before sending.

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01:44
Future iPhones might notify users of cracks in...




An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of detecting and notifying users of cracks in a device coverglass, even if the break is a hairline fracture.

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Wednesday February 15

23:40
Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch,...




According to an Apple patent application published on Thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.

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21:36
Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in...




It took eight quarters, but Apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from Android device maker Samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gartner.

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20:48
Analyst rumor: iPhone 8 'function area' to...

While we're still months away from finding out exactly what's what with any new iPhone, the rumor mill is already running at full tilt. Following up on earlier reports of a 5.8-inch edgeless OLED screened device arriving as the "iPhone 8," well-conne...

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19:54
Ticketmaster for iOS adds Apple Music integration...

Ticketmaster for iOS was today updated with Apple Music integration, allowing users to more easily find upcoming concerts based on what’s in their Apple Music library.

The update pushes the app 1.10.2 and makes it significantly easier to quickly know when an artist you love is touring.

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18:56
Winner of the AirPods giveaway announced [Joe M.]




AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Joe M., who will receive a pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods.

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18:55
How to save Netflix videos for offline viewing on an...




A feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. Here's how to do it for Netflix, one of the most popular video services on iPhone and iPad.

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18:16
Latest Gartner data shows Apple edge out Samsung in...

Gartner today is out with its latest report concerning the smartphone industry during the fourth quarter of 2016. According to the data, global sales of smartphones to users totaled 432 million units during the quarter, an increase of 7 percent compared to the year before.

Perhaps most notably, Q4 2016 saw Apple leapfrog Samsung to become the number 1 global smartphone vendor….

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18:07
Investment Bankers Urge Apple to Spend Money Hiring...

I cannot believe that Bloomberg published this story by Alex Webb and Alex Sherman, “Apple Struggles to Make Big Deals, Hampering Strategy Shifts”. The entire story consists of quotes from investment bankers arguing that Apple should hire investment bankers to make more large acquisitions. Really, that’s it.

But Apple has struggled for years to pull off bigger deals because
of a series of quirks: an aversion to risk, reluctance to work
with external advisers like investment banks and inexperience in
closing and integrating large takeovers, said people who have
worked on acquisitions with the company. They asked not to be
identified speaking about private merger and acquisition
deliberations.

The only proof offered that Apple has struggled in any way to make any acquisitions is that they haven’t made more...

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15:59
Munich City Government to Dump Linux Desktop


Munich city officials turned lots of heads 10 years ago, when they voted to swap out Microsoft Windows with LiMux -- a custom desktop version of the Linux operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux. The current municipal government wants to dump LiMux and replace its 15,000 computers with Windows 10. The city's general council this week voted to investigate how much time and money it will take to build a Windows 10 client for use by the city's employees. The city spent millions of euros over the last decade on the Windows replacement project.

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15:41
AWT News Update: February 15, 2017

Security camera footage from a Madrid Apple Store showing a thief in action

Today's Apple news comes from all over the map, literally and figuratively:

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bet big on Apple in the last quarter of 2016, a bet that has already paid off
  • Members of a Madrid, Spain gang with sharp teeth made off with some iPhones before getting caught
  • Comcast announces a new app that will turn your Apple devices into more TVs on which you can watch most of Comcast's content at no extra cost

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.

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15:32
KGI: iPhone 8 to feature new ‘function area’ in...

According to a new investor note from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will adopt a new “function area” at the bottom the display. This feature is possible due to the near bezel-less design of the iPhone 8 and subsequent bump in screen size to 5.8-inch.

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15:10
Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch...




Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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15:07
Apple struggles to make big deals, hampering...

I don’t know if the article is correct but they don’t seem to take into account the fact that, as Tim Cook has often said, Apple buys companies for the usual reason but also because the company and people “fit” with Apple. That’s easier to do with a smaller company than it would be for a Netflix-sized acquisition.

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15:03
BlackBerry hits 0.0% market share

BlackBerry has at last fallen to a rounded 0.0% share among smartphone operating systems, including iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile, following an over seven year decline from its peak market share of approximately 20% in 2009, according to the latest quarterly data from research firm Gartner.

I remember the BlackBerry co-CEOs saying they weren’t worried at all about the release of the iPhone. Idiots.

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14:40
D-Link’s Omna, the first Home-Kit security camera,...

The first HomeKit-compatible security camera is officially available to order through Apple.

D-Link’s $200 Omna 180 Cam HD, first announced at CES in January, has a list of specs comparable to competing products: a 180-degree wide-angle lens, night vision up to 16 feet, two-way audio, high-definition 1080p resolution, and a microSD slot so you can record video to play back later.

Those are pretty standard features for a securtiy camera, but where D-Link’s Omna shines is HomeKit integration. The camera can play an integral role in your iOS Home scenes, like turning on the lights in your home when the Omna detects movement. You can also control the camera using Siri, though it’s hard to imagine a situation where that would be useful. You can also watch a feed of outdoor activity on the Home app for Apple TV, which is another feature we can’t really imagine using that much.

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14:04
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 15, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has updated AKVIS Pastel to version 3.0. The software turns digital images into lifelike pastel paintings. Version 3.0 enhances its functionality with the new Abstract Art tab, additional built-in presets, and other changes including full compatibility with CC 2017.

AKVIS offers a free 10-day trial version. Pastel is compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher.  The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other popular image editors.

An AKVIS Pastel Home license sells for $49, a Deluxe license for $69, and a Business license for $89. One license key allows activating and using...

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13:01
News: Apple patent points to possible new Smart...

A new Apple patent application outlines some possible ideas that Apple may be working on for a new iPad Pro Smart Keyboard, including the addition of new dedicated keys for sharing, accessing search and Siri features, and bringing up the Emoji keyboard. The patent application, titled User Interface for a Touch Screen Device in Communication with a Physical Keyboard, primarily concerns itself with “user interfaces for viewing, creating, editing,…

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12:54
How to remove duplicate songs in iTunes with macOS...

As it becomes more common to use a subscription music service like Apple Music or Spotify, song duplicates are less and less of an issue. However, many of us still maintain a music library that consists of content from various sources and still have to wrestle with the issue from time to time. Let’s take a look at a few free options and a couple paid apps that can help…

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12:41
Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app for iOS in prep...




U.S. TV and internet provider Comcast has announced an upcoming iOS and Android app called Xfinity Stream, which will not only replace the existing Xfinity TV app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of Stream TV -- its internet-only TV service -- under different branding later this year.

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12:17
Just how expensive is a HomeKit house? Here’s my...

Smart home accessories are priced at a premium over basic appliances which makes HomeKit an expensive hobby. Homebuilders are offering HomeKit accessory packages for new home buyers with a $4,000 starting price so that’s one ballpark estimate, but how much would it cost to retrofit your existing home with HomeKit hardware?

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11:47
Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the...




This one often overlook keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

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11:19
3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's...




The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

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10:48
Yahoo warns users of account breaches related to...

Yahoo has begun warning individual users that their accounts with the service may have been compromised in a massive data breach it reported late last year.

The warning, in email messages sent from Yahoo CISO Bob Lord, tell users that a forged cookie may have been used to access their accounts in previous years.

The warning to Yahoo users come at the same time that news reports suggest that Verizon Communications, in negotiations to buy Yahoo, may be seeking a discount of US$250 million because of the data breaches.

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10:47
Police arrest gang who stole iPhones from Madrid...




Spanish police have arrested ten people for repeatedly stealing iPhones from an Apple Store in Madrid over a two-month period, with gang members caught on camera chewing through the security tethers used to protect the store from theft.

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10:23
Are you behind Apple’s view that tech companies...

An opinion piece we ran earlier this week on the so-called fake news problem generated a lot of discussion among the community and a lot of differing opinions: Why fake news is a huge threat to democracy and both Apple and the rest of us need to respond.

Should Apple and other tech companies have a responsibility to play a more active role in filtering out fake news from their platforms? Or should it be solely left up to the reader?

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10:00
Apple Explains Why Its R&D Spending Is On the...

Apple has steadily increased its spending on research and development over the past few quarters. An executive with the company explained why that's the case. From a report on CNBC: Company's financial guru attributes the spending to something of a much smaller scale: chips. It may not sound like it, but that research is "very strategic and important" for Apple to differentiate itself from the rest of the industry, chief financial officer Luca Maestri said on Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco. "Today, we do much more in-house development of some fundamental technologies than we used to do a few years ago, when we did more of that in the supplier base -- the work we do around processors or sensors," Maestri said. "It's very important for us because we can push the envelope on innovation, we can better control timing, cost, quality. We look at that as a great strategic investment." On Tuesday, Maestri also noted that Apple's "product...

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09:48
Review: Putting a professional camera lens on your...

The ExoLens PRO system is set to take your photography to new levels thanks to its ZEISS optics. I went hands-on with the impressive wide-angle lens kit to see how the household name would improve my iPhone photography. Follow along after the break for side by side comparisons with and without the lens and how this kit works in real-life use.

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09:45
A 30-year-old Mac SE visits the Apple Genius Bar

Ewen Rankin and his 30-year-old Mac SE visit the Touchwood Centre Genius Bar

We're all pretty familiar with how good Apple Genius Bar staffers can be at fixing issues with the latest products out of Cupertino, but what about those Apple products that are as old -- or older -- than most of the Geniuses? Ewen Rankin, a pro photographer/videographer from Birmingham, England who also happens to be the podcaster behind The Mac Show on The British Tech Network, was able to find out recently with a very special 30-year-old Mac SE.

Ewen's Mac SE has a special pedigree -- it is one of five prototypes made by Apple in California for development purposes, then shipped in 1987 to Apple's Stockley Park offices in the UK for use by UK-based developers. This Mac was housed at Stockley Park until the offices were closed, then given to one of the...

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09:39
Secure messaging app Confide for iOS finds...




A messaging app available for both iPhone and Mac called Confide is finding unusual success at the Trump administration White House -- both among government staff and journalists.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: WD 4TB External Hard Drive $95...

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09:11
Twitter battle: Nickelback vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Couldn’t resist. Good shots on both sides.

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09:06
News: Jaguar announces in-car Apple Pay payment...

With a new Shell app, owners of the 2018 Jaguar F-PACE, XE and XF will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase their gas while sitting behind the wheel, the car maker announced. Once the Shell app is installed, drivers can pull up to the pump and select how much fuel they want using the car’s touch screen before completing the transaction with Apple Pay. While you’ll still have to pump the gas the old fashioned way, the move lets users avoid…

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08:30
Jaguar Shell app lets UK drivers refuel using Apple...




Jaguar Land Rover and Shell have collaborated on a new payment system that can be used to purchase fuel at Shell service stations without leaving the vehicle, with an app for the car's infotainment system launching in the UK with support for Apple Pay.

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08:16
A privacy-focused browser developer just bought...

Cliqz, the German developer of the privacy-focused browser of the same name, has acquired the tracker-blocking browser extension Ghostery and its development team from its creator, Evidon.

Partly owned by Mozilla, Cliqz will combine Ghostery’s technology with similar functions in its browser, but plans to continue development of the extension for other browsers too, it said Wednesday.

The sale will resolve an apparent conflict of interest for Evidon, which on the one hand provided the Ghostery extension to enhance privacy, and on the other sold aggregate information to businesses regarding which trackers users blocked. It will still obtain that aggregate information from Cliqz, but one step removed.

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08:10
Jaguar announces Apple Pay-based in-car fuel payment...

Jaguar has announced a new in-car fuel payment feature that it says works with Apple Pay. The feature is only available at Shell stations starting in the UK, but Jaguar says it “will become available later this year in other markets.”

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08:10
GarageBand update to 10.1.6 patches potentially...

Hidden in the Mac App Store updates tab the past day or two has been an update for GarageBand to version 10.1.6. While the update notes state that the new code is to fix "Performance and security issues", it appears that the primary reason was to shut the door on a vulnerability in GarageBand.

Tyler Bohan of Cisco Talos discovered the vulnerability, in which opening a "maliciously crafted" GarageBand project file could cause "arbitrary code execution". Bohan noted that the .band file format used by GarageBand breaks up a file into segments that each have their own properties. The length of each of those segments is controlled by the user, and GarageBand doesn't validate whether or not the length of the segments is within defined bounds. 

Since the file length isn't verified by the app, an attacker could create a...

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08:07
Apple’s iPhone reclaims top position in global...

Global sales of smartphones totaled 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 7% increase over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Apple leapfrog past Samsung to secure the number one global smartphone vendor position, notes the research group.

In 2016 overall, smartphone sales to end users totaled nearly 1.5 billion units, an increase of 5% from 2015. It’s taken eight quarters for Apple to regain the No. 1 global smartphone vendor ranking, but the positions of it and Samsung have never been so close, with only 256,000 units difference. 

"The last time Apple was in the leading position was in the fourth quarter of 2014, when its sales were driven by its first ever large-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus," says Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. "This time it achieved it thanks to strong sales of its flagship phones — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus; it also...

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08:06
Caavo wants to cure streaming video headaches by...

One of the greatest pains in the life of a cord cutter is you can’t get all the premium video services you want in a single box. For example, if you’re invested in the Apple TV ecosystem but also want to watch The Grand Tour with your Amazon Prime subscription, you're out of luck—Amazon’s video service is not on Apple TV.

A new start-up named Caavo thinks it has a solution for all your set-top box woes... and it’s another set-top box. Well, that’s a little unfair. It’s really a fancier, more intelligent video input switcher, but even that doesn’t quite capture what the $400—yes, $400—Caavo aims to do.

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08:00
Source: Apple will fight ‘Right to Repair’...

Jason Koebler, Motherboard:

Apple is planning to fight proposed electronics “Right to Repair” legislation being considered by the Nebraska state legislature, according to a source within the legislature who is familiar with the bill’s path through the statehouse.

And:

The legislation would require Apple and other electronics manufacturers to sell repair parts to consumers and independent repair shops, and would require manufacturers to make diagnostic and service manuals available to the public.

Nebraska is one of eight states that are considering right to repair bills; last month, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Wyoming introduced legislation. Last week, lawmakers in Illinois and Tennessee officially introduced similar bills.

And:

The bills nationwide are being pushed by Repair.org, a trade organization made up of independent repair shops who say that their companies have been harmed by an attempt by manufacturers...

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08:00
China's Huawei Catching Up With Apple, Samsung...

From a report: Chinese smartphone maker Huawei managed to gain ground on Samsung and Apple in terms of global market share last year, following the problems encountered by the two giants, the Gartner consultancy group said on Wednesday. Over the year as a whole, the Chinese maker saw its sales leap by 26.7 percent, while the South Korean and US rivals both saw their sales decline by 4.3 percent, Gartner said in a study. As result, Huawei was able to increase its share of the smartphone sector to 8.9 percent in 2016 from 7.3 percent a year earlier, while Samsung saw its market share shrink by two full percentage points to 20.5 percent and Apple's contracted to 14.4 percent from 15.9 percent. "Chinese makers succeeded in winning market share over last year and Huawei now seems to be the main rival to the two giants, even if the gap remains large," Gartner analyst Annette Zimmermann told AFP.

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08:00
Vertigo now lets Apple Music members share playlists...

A new iOS app has broken down the barrier between Apple Music and Spotify to make music-sharing truly universal again.

On Wednesday, Vertigo announced that it’s now integrated with both Spotify and Apple Music to help people share music regardless of which premium subscription they have. When it launched just last month, Vertigo (iTunes) required a Spotify Premium membership so that users could find music, build playlists, and broadcast live-streaming listening sessions with friends and followers.

Now that Apple Music accounts can be linked as well, Vertigo’s become first iOS app to foster this type of cross-platform music-sharing. You can import your playlists from either Apple Music or Spotify Premium, find new music from the catalogue, and share songs in-app so that your friends can listen using their own subscription.

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07:55
Progress on bringing Apple Pay to South Korea '...




Though Apple is working on launching Apple Pay in South Korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.

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07:40
The magic frequencies for EQing

When it comes to EQing, there are certain frequencies that seem predominant for every instrument. Many call them the magic frequencies, because they do tend to work most of the time.

This is a great place to learn what frequencies to use with certain instruments.

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07:40
CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential...




In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

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07:35
News: Shareholders seek more diversity in Apple...

A small group of investors is pushing Apple to increase diversity on its board of directors and at senior management levels, but the company is pushing back against those efforts, The Verge reports. For the second straight year, investor Tony Maldonado has submitted a proposal asking Apple to “adopt an accelerated recruitment policy ... to increase the diversity of senior management and its board of directors.” But in an SEC filing, Apple’s…

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07:30
Apple patches malicious exploit found in GarageBand...




The latest patch for GarageBand for the Mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.

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07:20
News: Apple to fight Nebraska ‘right to repair’ bill

Photo: Motherboard Apple is gearing up to fight “right to repair” legislation currently making its way through the Nebraska state legislature, Motherboard reports. Nebraska is one of eight states considering legislation that would force Apple and other electronics manufacturers to provide the public with diagnostic and service manuals so they can do their own repairs, but Nebraska is the first state to schedule hearings for the proposed…

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07:17
Comcast's Xfinity Stream app will bring live TV...

February is app month for Comcast. After introducing its Roku app earlier in the month, Comcast announced it will replace its Xfinity TV app on February 28. Xfinity Stream, the name of the new app, aims to give Comcast subscribers an Xfinity X1-like experience on Android and iOS.

That means features from your set-top box are coming to mobile, such as favorite channel filtering, a Spanish language guide, more than 50 music channels, rating recommendations from Common Sense Media, and parental controls. The new app offers more than 200 live TV channels for streaming outside the home, including CNN, Fox News, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Disney Channel, and Nick Jr. The Stream app will also provide access to recorded programs on your DVR and the ability to program it remotely, as well as more than 40,000 video on demand titles.

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07:10
Apple's confidence, acquisitions strategy stand...




Apple has been unable to pull off large acquisitions because it often feels it doesn't need to, but also because of its hesitant approach to the process, a report suggested on Wednesday.

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06:56
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No shortage of these, but check this one out, see if you like it. Be sure to click on a few tags to get a sense of the interior pages.

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06:53
New office sensors know when you leave your desk

Bloomberg:

The Boston Consulting Group has outfitted about 100 volunteer employees in its new Manhattan office with badges that embed a microphone and a location sensor. Made by Humanyze in Boston, the badges track physical and verbal interactions. BCG says it intends to use the data to see how office design affects employee communication. Outside critics have called the plan Orwellian and despotic—“It is a little bit invasive,” says Ross Love, 57, a BCG managing partner who volunteered—but the data collected is anonymized, and the company has pledged not to use it for performance evaluation.

Sure, you say that now. But once those badges are in place, once they become the new normal, all bets are off.

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06:51
Rayz earphones offer talk and charge for iOS devices

Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A has introduced the Rayz and Rayz Plus earphones, a new line of “appcessories” for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. They iOS app features with Lightning accessories.

Rayz earphones are designed to maximize all of the benefits offered by the Lightning connector. They’re powered by the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, so no additional batteries are required. The Rayz Plus model is also the first Lightning headset with a sleek in-line charging node to simultaneously charge iPhone, iPad or iPod touch while the earphones are connected and in use. 

Rayz and Rayz Plus are based on Avnera's LightX platform that enables the earphones to operate in modes with the lowest power use possible from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Smart Noise Cancellation is a standard feature for both models. It’s a patented technology that scans your ear and optimizes the noise-cancelling performance...

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06:49
News: Apple eyeing another supplier for future OLED...

Apple is currently in discussions with Chinese technology company BOE to begin supplying OLED screens for the iPhone as early as 2018, Bloomberg reports. Apple has currently contracted with Samsung to provide 160 million OLED displays for its 2017 iPhones, but people familiar with the discussions said Apple is considering adding BOE to its list of suppliers moving forward to offset the chances of experiencing an OLED display shortfall. BOE is building…

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06:48
Automatically delete your tweets as they age

TweetDelete.net will automatically delete your tweets after a certain amount of time has passed. While this is definitely an interesting idea, not sure I get the use case. Given that all tweets are backed up almost as soon as they are issued, deleting your tweets won’t keep them off the net. And there’s no limit to the number of tweets you can have.

But an interesting idea.

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06:44
Say “Hey Computer” to Siri

If you say “Hey Computer” to Siri, she’ll respond as if you are Lego Batman. Is this just humorous content, or a new paid marketing/advertising path for Apple?

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06:36
Pokémon Go gen 2 rolling out this week

Play Pokémon Go? Big changes are coming. Rene Ritchie lays out all the details.

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06:36
iPad sales fell twice as fast as overall tablet...

Trendforce data shows that iPad sales fell more than twice as fast as the tablet market as a whole last year, sales falling 14.1% against a decline of 6.6% in total tablet shipments. The only major winner last year, reports CNET, was Amazon, which doubled the number of tablets it sold – though Lenovo also saw a 12.3% growth to 10.9M sales.

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06:26
Rumored new Foxconn iPhone plant in India lurches...




Foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, India may finally bear fruit, with Foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's Chief Minister to hammer out some details.

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06:15
Apple reportedly considering China’s BOE to supply...

Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of screens for upcoming iPhones. The Cupertino, California-based company seems to be looking or ways to shore up its OLED supplies as the iPhone transitions from LCD to OLED displays. 

If Apple and BOE agree to a deal, the Chinese manufacturer will become Apple's first OLED supplier outside of South Korea and Japan. The iPhone maker has purportedly been testing BOE's OLED displays for months, but hasn’t yet decided whether to add the company as a supplier.

So far the only product Apple makers with an OLED is the Apple Watch. LG provides the smartwatch displays. iPhones and iPads use LCD technology, which offers lower manufacturing costs than OLED screens.

LCDs use a backlight behind the screen to emit light, and act as a valve allowing different...

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06:14
Apple shareholders demanding more diversity

Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge:

Silicon Valley has a long way to go on diversity, but most tech companies would argue that they’re making progress. Intel beat its initial hiring goals; Microsoft is tying executive compensation to diversity success; and Google says it’s made changes to remove pay inequality, even though the diversity of its workforce has remained flat.

Apple also claims to have removed pay disparities and has made slight gains on hiring women and people of color. It’s even launched an “Inclusion & Diversity” page with visualizations of its hiring data.

But a small group of Apple investors believe the company isn’t making progress fast enough, and they’re trying to force the company to pick up the pace. “Some of the excuses given by Apple and others — there’s not sufficient people in the pipeline, this and that,” says investor Tony Maldonado. “Excuse my language, it’s bullshit.”

And:

Maldonado is leading an effort to mandate that...

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06:06
Apple to fight ‘Right to Repair’ bill in Nebraska

Apple is planning to fight proposed electronics "Right to Repair" legislation being considered by the Nebraska state legislature,  “according to a source within the legislature who is familiar with the bill's path through the statehouse.”

The legislation would enshrine the “Right to Repair” electronics, which means manufacturers such as Apple will have to sell replacement parts to independent repair shops and consumers and will also have to make their diagnostic and service manuals public. Nebraska is one of eight states that are considering right to repair bills; last month, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Wyoming introduced legislation. Last week, lawmakers in Illinois and Tennessee officially introduced similar bills. 

Apple has never authorized an independent company to repair iPhones, though it has for Macs. Still...

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06:04
D-Link Omna 180 HomeKit camera launches at Apple...




A day after the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD showed up on Apple's website in Europe, the HomeKit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the U.S. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.

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06:00
PureSwitch: A review of PureGear's HomeKit-...

Compared to years past, 2017 is shaping up to be a good one for HomeKit-compatible gear. We heard a lot about new HomeKit products at CES 2017, and one of the new additions to the field was PureGear with the PureSwitch Wireless SmartPlug ($39.99). Let's see how this new product (available starting today) works with Apple's home automation framework.

Design

I like the looks of the PureSwitch. Rather than the boring little cube or rounded cube shapes that are common for HomeKit switches, PureGear chose to make the PureSwitch very rounded. There's one controllable power outlet on the device, as well as a standard US grounded plug on the back side. 

One thing I like about the design is that two units can be installed on one standard AC outlet, one above the other. Many of the smart plugs I've tested in the past tend to be so...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Keezel Online Security &...

Today in iLounge Deals, you can get pre-order the Keezel Online Security & Privacy Solution with a two-year subscription for only $209 — that’s 16% off the regular price. Designed to encrypt your Internet traffic over any public Wi-Fi access point and secure your devices at the same time, this portable hardware VPN/firewall secures your Internet connection with no installation or per-device configuration required. As a hardware-based solution…

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06:00
Russian Cyberspies Blamed For US Election Hacks Are...

You may recall "APT28", the Russian hacking group which was tied to last year's interference in the presidential election. It has long been known for its advanced range of tools for penetrating Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux devices. Now, researchers have uncovered an equally sophisticated malware package the group used to compromise Macs. From a report on ComputerWorld: The group -- known in the security industry under different names including Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, and APT28 -- has been operating for almost a decade. It is believed to be the sole user and likely developer of a Trojan program called Sofacy or X-Agent. X-Agent variants for Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS have been found in the wild in the past, but researchers from Bitdefender have now come across what appears to be the first macOS version of the Trojan. It's not entirely clear how the malware is being distributed because the Bitdefender researchers obtained only the malware sample, not the full attack chain....

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05:51
∞ Apple CFO Luca Maestri comments on Apple, growth

Apple CFO Luca Maestri spoke at yesterday’s Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. Jump to the main Loop post for a link to the audio comments as well as one particular chunk of conversation that makes me bullish on future iPhone growth.

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05:50
D-Link Omna 180 HD camera now available at the Apple...

D-Link has just announced that the first smart home security camera with HomeKit integration is now available to buy from Apple Online Store with delivery from next week. The Omna 180 Cam HD features a wide angle 1080p camera with night vision and two way audio, enclosed in a sleek cylindrical body.

It integrates with the latest HomeKit features in iOS 10 displaying a live video feed from the Home app. It can even send a rich notification to your iPhone when motion is detected, including video of the event.

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05:39
Apple again resists shareholder call for greater...

Apple is again resisting a shareholder proposal to boost diversity at board and senior management level, reports The Verge.

A small group of Apple investors [led by Tony Maldonado are]  leading an effort to mandate that Apple accelerate its work toward becoming a more diverse company. For the second year in a row, he’s submitted a shareholder proposal asking that Apple “adopt an accelerated recruitment policy … to increase the diversity of senior management and its board of directors.”

This year, Maldonado has backing from Zevin Asset Management, an investment firm specializing in socially responsible investing, but that isn’t cutting any ice with Apple …

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05:30
Get a lifetime subscription to iDrive Unlimited...

People who are fanatical about backing up their Macs or PCs sometimes forget the most important devices in their lives -- those mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. While some people back up their devices to iCloud, there are many others who wish to avoid Apple's cloud service as they don't want to pay the $2.99 or greater monthly fee to store that mobile data. We have a solution: A lifetime subscription to iDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup for just $19.99 -- that's less that the $36 you'd shell out to Apple each year.

This lifetime plan provides unlimited storage for up to 5 mobile devices, and has the following features:

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05:15
Rumor: Apple to incorporate stacked logic board...

This is kind of neat.

It’s rumored that the next-gen iPhone will adopt a higher-cost stacked logic board design to support longer battery life.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the stacked logic board, also known as a “substrate-like PCB mainboard,” will result in the “iPhone 8” with an OLED display having similar dimensions to a 4.7-inch iPhone, yet comparable battery life to a 5.5-inch iPhone. Kuo stated that he expects the device to have around a 2,700 mAh L-shaped two-cell battery pack.

While battery material technology isn’t expected to see any revolutionary breakthroughs in the next three to five years, it’s thought that the mainboard can be reduced via stacking, allowing for a larger battery and extended usage time.

A stacked SLP could deliver an OLED-equipped iPhone with similar dimensions to a 4.7″ TFT-LCD iPhone with a comparable battery capacity around 2,700 mAH with an L-shaped 2-cell battery pack. The battery life of the...

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05:15
Apple to produce its first television series, “...

Apple has begun producing its first ever TV show.

The new series, titled “Planet of the Apps”, is literally celebrities telling app developers why their apps will never be profitable and will never be used by anyone. The apps are judged by a star-studded panel: Jessica Alba, Will.i.am and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others.

Where historically an entrepreneur would make an “elevator pitch”, developers and entrepreneurs make an “escalator pitch”, which literally takes place on an escalator.

“‘Planet of the Apps’ is coming to Apple Music in the next few months,” said Ben Silverman at the Code Media conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, Calif. Silverman is the CEO of Propagate, the production company that’s partnering with Apple to create the show.

“Planet of the Apps” also arrives with an app, wherein viewers can swipe left or swipe right to signal whether if the app seems promising.

“And the moment that you swipe and it goes to the screen, you’...

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05:00
Apple's Cook Blasts 'Mind Killing'...


Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for a campaign against fake news. Its purveyors -- largely interested only in getting the most clicks -- are defeating the people who are trying to tell the most truth, he said. Fake news is "killing people's minds in a way," Cook remarked. The worldwide epidemic of fake news requires a crackdown by both government and tech, he suggested, but care must be taken not to step on the freedoms of speech and the press. Cook suggested the impact of fake news could be curbed by a massive public service campaign.

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04:50
A fun look back at the Apple Cafes that almost...

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, it wasn’t long before he decided that transforming the retail experience was key to the company’s future growth. He almost immediately started cutting the Mac authorized retailer network, eliminating those stores he felt weren’t delivering the right kind of purchasing experience, and in 1999 began work on the Apple Store project. The first store opened two years later in 2001.

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04:37
Apple’s iPhone seizes the smartphone sales crown...

Apple has overtaken Samsung Electronics in smartphone sales for the first time in two years—but don’t count on it staying ahead for long.

Samsung sold 76.8 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, giving it a market share of 17.8 percent, but it was just beaten by Apple, which sold 77 million iPhones for a 17.9 percent share, according to figures from Gartner.

The fourth quarter is usually a strong one for Apple, boosted by holiday sales of the new generation of iPhones it releases each September, said Anshul Gupta, a research director at Gartner.

For Samsung, though, 2016 ended particularly badly, dominated by the fiasco around the recall of its incendiary Galaxy Note7.

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04:32
Pokémon Go adding 80 new Pokémon from Gold &...

Pokémon Go is adding over 80 new Pokémon this week, from the Generation II Gold and Silver games. All of them will be available to catch in the wild whilst playing Pokémon Go, not just from hatching eggs. You will be able to evolve some of the Kanto Pokémon you’ve already caught into their Johto successors.

The expanded Pokédex will be accompanied by a host of new features, coming in an app update later this week …

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04:30
You may Rocksteady all night long with this wireless...

By Aaron Lee

Killer Concepts' $79.99 RocksteadyXS portable Bluetooth speaker plays loud and long. It works with iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android devices, tablets, computers, and other players. It boasts 100 dB of sound and provides more than 10 hours of playback. 

Bluetooth allows for easy pairing; there's no PIN to remember. The speaker also supports playback through an included 3.5mm cable, and MP3 files can be played through the speaker’s USB port. That's handy if, like me, you have an iPod Classic -- which doesn't support Bluetooth. The USB port also acts as a charger for phones, tablets and other devices.

The audio RocksteadyXS is solid. It won't replace your Bose speakers (and isn't meant to), but offers a good over-all listening experience for a product this small -- with, as noted, the ability to crank your tunes up. 

The Rocksteady boasts proprietary air channels...

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04:04
Apple fighting new ‘right to repair’ legislation...

Apple is fighting ‘right to repair’ legislation which would give consumers and third-party repair shops the legal right to purchase spare parts and access service manuals. The state of Nebraska is holding a hearing on the proposed legislation next month, and Motherboard reports that Apple will be formally opposing the bill.

According to the source, an Apple representative, staffer, or lobbyist will testify against the bill at a hearing in Lincoln on March 9. AT&T will also argue against the bill, the source said. The source told me that at least one of the companies plans to say that consumers who repair their own phones could cause lithium batteries to catch fire … 

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04:00
How to use Finder Tags in macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra includes a Tags feature, which offers a way to organize your files. Whether your files are on your Mac or in iCloud, you can find them with a click. To create a Finder Tag:

  • Right-click on a file or document in a Finder window that you want to tag.
  • Click on Tags.
  • Type in the name of the new Finder Tag.
  • Hit Enter.

The new Finder Tag is added to the navigation under Tags in Finder. You can also edit, delete, rename or apply a different color to a Tag.

Open a new Finder window. Under the Tags section in the left navigation panel, right click on the Tag name you want to edit. You’ll see an option to perform the aforementioned tasks.

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03:00
TwIM is a new standalone Twitter DM app for iPhone...

TwIM is a new Twitter app for iPhone focused entirely on chatting over Direct Messages. TwIM supports the latest iOS features like SiriKit, 3D Touch, and rich notifications plus other features not supported by Twitter’s official app.

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21:48
Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to...




As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

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20:58
Jaguar and Shell partner for in-car fuel payments

Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Shell to make fueling up a touch more convenient. That's because everyone who owns a vehicle equipped with the company's InControl Apps will be able to pay for gas without ever leaving the driver'...

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20:23
Apple to oppose 'Right to Repair'...




A report on Tuesday claims Apple is planning to send a representative to testify against a proposed "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

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20:18
Pioneer announces new Rayz line of ‘smart’ Lightning...

Popular audio accessory company Pioneer today announced a new line of Lightning earbuds that the company says offers an experience not possible with traditional 3.5mm headphones. The “Rayz” series includes two pairs of earbuds, the Rayz and the Rayz Plus and will be available soon.

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20:00
Canon expands its mirrorless lineup with the EOS M6

In case the EOS 77D and Rebel T7i weren't enough for you, Canon has also announced the EOS M6. The company's new mirrorless camera is basically an M5 without a built-in electronic viewfinder, since it features the same 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS senso...

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20:00
Canon's latest DSLRs are the EOS 77D and Rebel...

Canon is adding two new members to its EOS DSLR lineup, the 77D and Rebel T7i (aka EOS 800D). The former is designed to be a step above the Rebel series but below the 80D, which was introduced nearly a year ago. It features a 24.2-megapixel (APS-C) C...

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19:35
Report: Apple in talks with Chinese supplier BOE for...

Ahead of the upcoming iPhone refresh this fall, a new report from Bloomberg details that Apple is considering Chinese company BOE Technology as a potential supplier for displays for the devices. BOE would be the first company outside Japan and South Korea to supply displays for iPhones and is working on a flexible AMOLED screen.

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19:09
Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning...




Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

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