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Thursday October 12

05:35
Apple’s Irish data center finally wins approval

Apple has finally been given permission by Ireland's High Court to build a new data centre in Athenry, County Galway, reports Business Insider.

Justice Paul McDermott ruled that Apple should be granted permission to build the data centre on Ireland's west coast. Seán Kyne, Ireland's minister for community development, natural resources, and digital development, said it was "very positive news for Galway and the West of Ireland."

Computer-generated image of Apple’s upcoming data center in Ireland — courtesy of ‘Business Week’

Apple planned to start building the data center on a 500-acre site before the end of 2015. However, it was delayed when unhappy Irish citizens lodged formal complaints with the Irish government. Complainants argued that the data centre would increase noise and light pollution, flooding, and traffic. 

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05:29
Apple, other tech giants: China regulations infringe...

U.S. industry groups representing Apple, IBM and other tech firms blame China’s rules on inbound investment for infringing the intellectual property rights of American companies, according to the South China Morning Post.

The groups spoke in a public hearing held in Washington to gather input for an ongoing trade investigation. Erin Ennis, senior vice-president of the U.S.-China Business Council, said that rules that required them to transfer technology to Chinese enterprises “as a condition to gain market access” might place “unreasonable and discriminatory burdens” on American commercial interests. He added that the “the ultimate goal” was to eliminate technology transfer requirements,

The event was the first hearing in support of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s inquiry into alleged Chinese...

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05:22
Piper Jaffray: 82% of teens expect their next phone...

Piper Jaffray Companies, an investment bank and asset management firm, completed its 34rd semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens research survey, which highlights spending trends and brand preferences amongst 6,100 teens across 44 U.S. states. Among the findings: 82% of teens expect their next phone to be an iPhone, which is up from 81% in spring 2017, and more importantly, the highest ever seen in the survey.

Other findings: 

  • Snapchat is the preferred social media platform for 47% of teens using the platform – up 12% year-over-year.
  • Teens who expect >50% of their future video games to be digitally downloaded increased to 50% from 45% in spring 2017 and 37% from two years ago.
  • Streaming continues to...
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05:15
Apple adds 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar...

Because refurbished products are a good thing.

Apple on Tuesday added the June 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks equipped with a Touch Bar to its refurbished products list.

At present, Apple’s refurbished store has six different 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro models available for purchase at a discount of approximately 15 percent.

The base model 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM, 256GB of storage, and a Radeon Pro 555 graphics card is available for $2,039, for example, a discount of $360 off the price when purchased new. Both Silver and Space Gray models are available in a handful of different configurations.

All six configurations are listed with shipping elements of 30 days. The addition of the 15-inch 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar comes two months after Apple began offering refurbished versions of the 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro models.

It’s been noted that Apple’s refurbished wares go through a thorough inspection, repairs, cleaning, and...

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05:09
Industry group representing Apple & others says...

An industry group representing Apple, Google, IBM, Amazon and other U.S. companies has said that Chinese rules on doing business in the country open them up to the risk of intellectual property theft.

Erin Ennis, senior vice-president of the US-China Business Council, has told a government hearing that the rules are unreasonable …

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05:00
Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 update

The updates are coming fast and furious now.

Apple has released iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad. The latest software update includes bug fixes for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s.

The update, which amounts to a more than 200+ megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

Fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices

Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not services with genuine Apple parts

Note: Non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly. Apple-certified screen repairs are performed by trusted experts who use Apple parts.

The update is available now over-the-air through the Software Updates section of the Settings app.

If you’ve tried the iOS 11.0.3 update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you think in the comments...

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05:00
Apple seeks new patent for folding displays as...




On the heels of a rumor that Apple is working with OLED maker LG on a future iPhone that could fold in half, a new patent application from the company describes the very same thing.

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05:00
Sonnet unveils Dual-Port USB 3.1 Gen 2 PCI Express 3...

Sonnet Technologies has unveiled the Allegro USB-C PCIe card, a two-port USB-C 3.1 adapter card that enables data transfers from connected devices at speeds up to 960 MB/s. 

It provides users with a way to add two USB-C ports to Mac Pro tower and Windows computers with PCIe slots, and to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt ports when the card is installed in a Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express card expansion chassis. This Sonnet adapter card simultaneously supports two bus-powered devices, such as SSDs, hard drives, and external DVD and Blu-ray disc drives.

The Allegro USB-C PCIe card can be installed quickly and easily into any available PCIe slot, without the need to plug in an auxiliary power connector, says Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. With the Allegro USB-C card's ports, users can connect and use any bus-powered USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), or USB 3.0 SSDs, SSD RAID, hard drives, and other storage devices with the card...

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04:30
Niantic invites you to get artistic with Pokémon Go...

If you can not only capture Pokémon but also artistic photographs of them, Niantic is inviting you to submit your photos in a competition held on Instagram …

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04:30
GN28K Aluminum UBS-C Hub adds expandability options...

QacQoc’s newest product, the GN28K Aluminum UBS-C Hub, is designed for 2016 and 2017MacBook Pros running macOS Sierra and High Sierra. I’m unfamiliar with the China-based company, but the hub provides some much-needed expandability options.

It can simultaneously transfer data and charging devices — to a point. It works with devices based on USB Power Delivery Specification (USB PD protocol), but it’s incompatible with devices based on the QC (Quick Charge 2.0/3.0) charging protocol.

The two competing quick charging methods out there are the proprietary Qualcomm Quick Charge and the USB Power Delivery from the USB-IF standards body. Qualcomm has a near-monopoly in the high-end smartphone SoC market, so nearly every high-end device supports Qualcomm Quick Charge. 

Qualcomm SoCs don't really exist in the laptop market, so Type-C laptops from Apple, Google, and others use USB Power...

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04:00
How to view 'Live Photos' in macOS High...

The Live Photos feature of recent iPhones is a lot of fun. It captures 1.5 seconds of movement surrounding a 12-megapixel still image (think the “moving newspaper" photos in the Harry Potter films). If you want to play the video portion of a Live Photo in macOS Sierra, here’s how:

  • Open the Photos app.
  • Open any album where a Live Photo is contained
  • Open any Live Photo by double-clicking on it.
  • Hover the mouse cursor over the Live Photo to play the video portion of the picture in Photos on Mac.

A Live Photo is signified by the little concentric circle and “Live” text in the corner of the picture.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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04:00
Comcast’s unappealing pitch to cord cutters

Xfinity Instant TV: Comcast's cord-cutting plan has arcane restrictions and potentially high prices.

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03:56
Apple’s $1B Irish data center finally approved, 2.5...

Apple has finally been granted permission to build its €850M ($1B) European data center in Ireland, more than two-and-a-half years after it was first announced. The decision was made by Ireland’s High Court this morning, after a lengthy planning battle.

The decision was so long delayed that Apple not only had time to complete construction of the Danish data center announced at the same time, but to announce a second one there – raising concerns that the company may have given up on Ireland …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 12, 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 released SmartMask 10, a selection tool designed to make image masking fun and simple. Version 10 provides users with the new Refine Radius tool, enhanced Magic Brush tool, and other improvements.

AKVIS SmartMask allows switching between Auto and Manual modes to achieve the best possible result with any photo. For more nuanced and precise excision of a monochrome background, SmartMask offers the Chroma Key mode. To improve the selection to a very fine point and make it as perfect as possible, the Refine Edges mode and a number of post-processing tools are available.

AKVIS SmartMask requires macOS 10.7 or higher and costs $69. One...

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00:01
Totm+Travl smart Apple Watch dock hits Kickstarter...

A new product from padawanlab is hitting Kickstarter today, and it’s a beautiful piece of hardware. Totm+Travl offers a new take on Apple Watch docks, a smart dock with a clean, minimal wooden design with lots of functionality.

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Wednesday October 11

23:10
Apple, Google, others say Chinese investment...




A trade group representing a number of high-profile U.S. technology firms, including Apple, Google, and IBM, spoke out against Chinese regulations at an International Trade Commission hearing on Tuesday, saying the Asian country's rules help facilitate intellectual property theft.

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22:00
Revamped 'Movies Anywhere' service adds...




Disney on Wednesday launched Movies Anywhere, an all-in-one movie viewing service that lets users watch purchased content from five major Hollywood studios on a variety of platforms, from iTunes to Google Play.

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21:05
‘Movies Anywhere’ will combine movie libraries...

Buying movies digitally is a great way to build up a library, but there are a lot of places to buy from. Between Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, Google Play Movies, and iTunes, there are a lot of accounts to keep track of, especially if you are hunting for the best deal on a movie. Today, a joint effort from all of these major digital distributors is going to make buying digital movies a whole lot better.

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17:34
∞ Apple releases iOS 11.0.3

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 11.0.3 with a couple of important updates for users. According to Apple, the update fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices. The update also addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not serviced with genuine Apple parts.

You can download the update by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

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16:51
Yelp for iOS updated with in-app support for Apple...

Popular iOS app Yelp has today been updated with a notable addition: Apple Pay support. Bringing the app to version 11.25.0, the update lets users opt to pay with Apple Pay when booking with local businesses, restaurants, and more.

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16:25
Teen interest in iPhone hits new high of 82%, Apple...




Apple products like iPhone and Apple Watch continue enjoy healthy demand from young U.S. consumers, as new data from Piper Jaffray shows a record 82 percent of teens have iPhone in mind as their next smartphone.

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16:07
How to: turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone and...




Apple recently caught flak from the Electronic Freedom Foundation for misleading consumers by incorporating "off-ish" Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings in its iOS 11 operating system, a byproduct of decisions that favor user experience. We show you how to completely turn off the radios.

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15:44
Yelp integrates Apple Pay support in iOS app update




Popular crowd-sourced business review service Yelp added Apple Pay payments to its iOS title in an update on Wednesday, promising iPhone and iPad users a faster checkout process for orders placed from the app.

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15:24
AWT News Update: October 11, 2017

On today's podcast, we discuss a slightly less pricey Oculus headset, an update to Twitter for Apple TV, and how you can take notes on your Apple Watch:

  • But first, a note from our sponsor this week -- AR Tape Measure from It's About Time Products
  • Facebook's Oculus today introduced a $199 VR Headset called Go that doesn't require a powerful PC to operate
  • Tweet and watch TV at the same time with the new Apple TV Twitter app
  • Popular cross-platform notes app Bear gets an Apple Watch client for creating and appending notes right from your wrist

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

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15:18
Latest Piper Jaffray teen survey shows iPhone and...

As it does towards the end of every year, Piper Jaffray today has released its Fall 2017 edition of “Taking Stock with Teens.” This survey aims to analyze what companies teen shoppers are most interested in, and every time, Apple is one of the top performers.

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14:10
Review: Fabriq Chorus AirPlay and Bluetooth Alexa-...

Last spring Fabriq released its debut speaker, bearing the company's own name and combining AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Amazon Alexa support in a $50 package. While the original Fabriq wasn't without its limitations — Alexa required push button activation and it only provided a scant five hours of listening time — we were quite impressed with what the company had managed to put together for a speaker in that price range. Now, only a few months later, Fabriq has taken it up a notch with its new Chorus Smart Speaker, which builds on the features of the original by adding voice-activated Alexa and a nice boost in sound quality in a $100 speaker.{/exp:char_limit}
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13:54
MacTech Conference Keynote and TidBITS Content...

MacTech has announced that the MacTech Conference keynote will be given by well-known programmer and security researcher Trammell Hudson, who is known for numerous reverse-engineering exploits. Also, Adam and Tonya Engst will be teaching a half-day pre-conference workshop for IT pros and consultants on creating a compelling content strategy.

 

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13:51
Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 update

For the third time since iOS 11 was released three weeks ago, Apple has updated the iPhone and iPad operating system. On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 11.0.3.

According to the release notes, the update has bug fixes, but the notes also point out two specific fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices
  • Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not serviced with genuine Apple parts

An Apple support document regarding the security content of iOS 11.0.3 says the update “includes the security content of iOS 11.”

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13:19
Oculus reveals $199 standalone 'Go' VR...




Presenting at an event in San Jose on Wednesday, Facebook's Oculus introduced the Go, a new headset capable of operating without a connected phone, Mac, or Windows PC.

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12:28
Twitter updates tvOS app with new iOS integration to...

In the latest version of Twitter for tvOS, the social media service has brought a new feature that allows you to pair your iOS device with your Apple TV as an easy way to tweet while watching specific shows and games.

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12:28
Spark email client gains scheduling and reminders as...

Readdle has updated its email app Spark with new productivity features on both iOS and macOS. Spark now includes Send Later and Follow-up Reminders to make managing a busy inbox easier. Apple Watch is also getting a productivity boost thanks to Bear bringing its popular note-taking app to watchOS.

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12:25
Apple's Tim Cook says tech doesn't yet...




Apple CEO Tim Cook once again hinted at the prospect of augmented reality glasses in an interview published on Wednesday, while quashing the idea of an announcement in the near future -- and indirectly, the efforts of rivals like Microsoft.

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12:19
iPhone enters supercycle, watch demand second to none

Interesting predictions on a supercycle and Watch demand. I bet they come true.

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12:00
The rise of drone crime and how cops can stop it

It was supposed to be an easy $1,000 job. All 25-year-old Jorge Edwin Rivera had to do was pilot a drone, carrying a lunchbox filled with 13 pounds of methamphetamine, from one side of the US-Mexico border to the other where an accomplice could retri...

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11:56
This app lets you upload to Instagram directly from...

I don’t often need to do this but it’s a nice option to have.

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11:24
Apple CEO Tim Cook says close relationship with...




Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook appeared at the launch of the Oxford Foundry business and tech incubator, and spoke for an hour to students of the university on his relationship with Steve Jobs, Apple's responsibility to customers, and what inspires him as the head of the company.

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11:02
Tim Cook describes lessons from Steve Jobs, says ‘...

Tim Cook sat down today at the University of Oxford for an interview at the Saïd Business School along with questions from students. While Cook reiterated answers to some questions that aren’t surprising, there was a particularly surprising nugget of wisdom shared today about heroes…

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11:00
A dry look at the Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch

The old Nokia phone after a day in the Absorbits pouch.

iPhones have only had decent water resistance in the past few years, and before then the recommended practice for trying to save phones that had taken a plunge was to use rice... Yes, putting the iPhone into a baggie full of rice was supposed to help soak up the water and dry out the phone, and it worked...sometimes. A better idea is to use silica gel, the stuff that usually comes in small packets put in boxes and pill bottles to keep water from damaging sensitive materials. Absorbits ($9.99, Amazon Associates link) is a pouch/carrying case for the iPhone and any other small personal electronics that has "padding" that's actually silica gel made to soak up water in emergencies.

While I wasn't willing to sacrifice any of my new personal electronics gear to science, I did take an old Nokia phone and let it take a swim...

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10:45
Review: Bezalel Omnia Wireless Car Charger +...

While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now include wireless charging capabilities, it's fair to say that this feature may not be enough to convince users of older iPhones to trade up to the latest model — especially considering the otherwise narrow gap between the iPhone 7 and new iPhone 8 models. Hence, we're convinced there's still a market right now for wireless charging solutions for older iPhone models, and this is even more true for accessories that provide utility beyond simply charging, as is the case with Bezalel's new Omnia Wireless Car Charger — a vent-mounted car dock that's designed to work with the company's own Latitude Case to provide an easy way to keep your iPhone juiced up on the go without having to fuss around with cables. {/exp:char_limit}
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10:44
Apple looking to lease 85K square foot facility in...




Real estate sources claim that Apple is looking for a home to produce original programming in Los Angeles -- and may have found it in a massive La Cienega Expo facility currently under development.

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10:28
Apple among 76 companies asking Supreme Court to...




A collection of 76 businesses -- including the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft -- has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case that should clarify whether a law against workplace sex discrimination also covers a worker's sexual orientation.

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10:18
Apple iOS 11.0.3 update available, fixes iPhone 7...




Apple has issued a third update to iOS 11, with the latest fix sorting out haptics and audio on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, plus one involving non-genuine display replacement on the iPhone 6s.

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10:18
Apple rolls out iOS 11.0.3, which addresses an audio...

Apple has released iOS 11.0.3. It can be downloaded for free on eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. 

According to Apple, iOS 11.0.3 fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. It also addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because “they were not serviced with genuine Apple parts.”

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10:17
Rumor: Apple working with LG on foldable OLED iPhone...




Samsung is believed to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for Apple's forthcoming iPhone X, but in an effort to keep future technology breakthroughs secret from its chief rival, Apple is rumored to have partnered with LG to work on a new, foldable iPhone concept.

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10:12
Rumor: Apple is working on foldable iPhones with LG...

Apple has reportedly started working on a foldable iPhone with LG Display, not Samsung Display, the OLED supplier at present.

According to The Bell — as noted by The Investor — LG Display recently created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for an upcoming iPhone model, while its parts-making sister firm LG Innotek has also setup a team dedicated to developing the rigid flexible printed circuit board, more widely called RFPCB. 

But don’t expect a foldable iPhone anytime soon. According to The Bell, panel production wouldn’t start until 2020.

In 2016, was granted a patent (number 9,504,170) for “flexible display devices” that hints at future “foldable” iPhones — and perhaps iPads, as well. In the patent filing, the company says that “it would be desirable to use flexible display technology to provide improved electronic devices.”

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10:07
Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad with...

Apple has released iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad. The latest software update includes bug fixes for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s.

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10:00
Jony Ive’s creativity pales compared to Apple’s App...

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Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, might want to take a lesson in creativity from Apple's lawyers.

The iPhone is beautiful, and we all know that. But Apple's response to an App Store antitrust lawsuit brought by consumers may take your breath away. Cupertino argues that it should not have to face a class-action lawsuit that accuses the iPhone maker of overcharging consumers for iOS apps in the Apple App Store (a monopolistic environment, the suit claims). The core argument in Apple's defense is so creative that the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked President Donald Trump's administration for its views on whether Apple's position before the Supreme Court is correct.

The antitrust ABCs

But before we get to how Ive is being one-upped on the creativity...

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09:54
Report: Apple working with LG on foldable iPhones...

We’re still awaiting the first OLED iPhone to ship with the iPhone X in less than a month, and new rumors are surfacing about a future iPhone with a foldable display. According to The Bell (via The Investor), Apple is working with LG and not Samsung to create an iPhone with a foldable OLED panel. The report suggests that Apple’s rivalry with Samsung and concern over leaking may be a deciding factor in choosing suppliers.

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09:52
Pixelmator Pro video details impressive UX and UI...

Early last month, Pixelmator announced the upcoming release of Pixelmator Pro, its latest app built from the ground up to enable non-destructive editing, new effect layers, a new painting system with realistic brushes, and more. Today the developers have shared a new video giving us a closer look at the new software.

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09:39
OnePlus' OxygenOS found to be linking device...




Smartphone maker OnePlus, a competitor against Apple's iPhone, is both collecting a lot of analytics data from users and linking it to personally identifiable information, according to one security researcher.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi + LTE $385...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:22
External Link: Tech Pioneers Fear a Smartphone...

The Guardian has published a compelling article about how some technologists who helped usher in the age of smartphones and social media are concerned that technology addiction is making us distracted, dumber, and easier to manipulate. Justin Rosenstein created Facebook’s Like button and helped build Google’s Gchat, but he now takes extreme measures to limit his online activity, even having an assistant manage his phone. “If we only care about profit maximisation, we will go rapidly into dystopia,” Rosenstein said. The article profiles other tech pioneers who share similar sentiments, including Loren Brichter, the Apple alum who came up with “pull to refresh” for Tweetie in 2009. But if wealthy tech workers struggle to pull away from the lure of technology, even with their awareness of the corporate motivations behind addictive technologies, what hope does the average user have?

 

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09:16
Apple may have found a home for its original TV...

Apple is in talks to lease Hackman Capital Partners’ 85,000-square-foot creative office development at 5500 W. Jefferson Boulevard near Culver City, California, according to The Real Deal, quoting unnamed sources. The space, which sits near the La Cienga Expo Line Station, would be used for production.

Renderings of 5500 Jefferson (via 5500jefferson.com, Gensler)

The website for the property lists triple net rent at $3.75 a square foot a month, which would value the lease at $3.83 million a year. If completed, the lease could be Apple’s second with Hackman. There are rumors that the company is in talks to move its original content division to Hackman-owned Culver Studios. Hackman also developed the headquarters of Beats By Dre, a company Apple now owns, in Culver City. The developer sold that property to IDS for $110 million in...

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09:14
iOS 11.0.3 Fixes iPhone 7 Audio and Haptic Feedback...

Apple has released the third iOS 11 update in three weeks to address iPhone 7 audio and haptic feedback issues.

 

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09:10
Apple’s paper and packaging strategy

A link to this PDF showed up in my email box. It’s an interesting document that shows Apple’s wonderfully clever packaging goes hand in hand with a commitment to minimizing their environmental impact.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:10
News: Report: iPad Pro may be next device to get...

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims the next iPad Pro will likely be the next device to adopt the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system that supports Face ID, 9to5Mac reports. Kuo expects the feature to be limited to the iPad Pro models, similar to how it is incorporated into the iPhone X but not the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Notably, Kuo doesn’t make a prediction about the future of the home button and Touch ID on the iPad Pro, but…

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09:06
Apple to set cup two Mac Labs at India’s KM Music...

Apple will set up two Mac Labs at the AR Rahman-founded KM Music Conservatories (KMMC) based in Chennai and the upcoming campus in Mumbai, India, reports The Indian Express

The Mac Labs will teach students how to create music using Logic Pro X, Apple’s professional music creation app for the Mac. Apple said it will also contribute to fund 10 full-time musical scholarships for students from underprivileged backgrounds.

“Music is a healer for today’s world and we share the same affinity and love of music with Apple Music,” Rahman said. “The labs and scholarships at KMMC make an invaluable contribution to helping to develop the talents of tomorrow’s musicians and composers. For over 20 years, I’ve been a loyal Logic Pro user and am excited to be on this journey together with Apple,” the Oscar-...

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08:57
Apple’s Tim Cook on iPhones, augmented reality, and...

Apple made an obvious bet on AR vs VR and it looks like it will pay off handsomely for them.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:53
Apple reportedly eyeing 85,000-sq-ft space in West...

As Apple gets serious about creating quality original content, the company is reportedly eyeing a new production headquarters in West LA to house the effort. Real estate website The Real Deal reported this week that Apple wants to lease an 85,000-square-foot space that happens to be around the corner from its Beats headquarters in Culver City.

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08:51
Monitor Deal Roundup: The best bargains on external...




Whether you have a Mac mini or are looking to add a second, larger display to your MacBook Pro setup, having a high resolution monitor on your desk can be an asset. We're rounding up the top bargains on monitors in a variety of sizes -- and they all ring in at under $570.

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08:43
News: Cook shows signs of being open to EU tax...

French officials claim Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t push back against French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for the company to pay more taxes, Bloomberg reports. Apple is embroiled in a legal fight with the EU over a ruling that the company owes more than $14.5 billion in taxes collected in Europe and not paid to Ireland, and thus far Cook and other company representatives have stood firm in their public opposition to the ruling, claiming…

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08:22
AWT TV Episode 24: October 10, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  

Tonight's show was rather fun, talking about the "Apple Tax" and why we're perfectly happy to pay it, demoing a macOS drone simulator, and more.

The discussion about the "Apple Tax" came from an article written by Marty on October 10, 2017 in which he talked about the benefits that Apple owners get from allegedly paying more for the products. Many other products are also pricey, but you don't get the amazing customer service that goes along with Apple products. Steve brought up an article on...

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08:22
Qualcomm hammered by Taiwan FTC for $773 million for...




The Taiwan courts have handed down a $773 million fine, finding Qualcomm guilty of anti-trust and monopolistic tactics in how it sells its chips to manufacturers -- the same thing that Apple is accusing it of doing.

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07:57
Tim Cook predicts brands supporting AR will be as...

In a new interview with fashion magazine Vogue, Tim Cook made a bold prediction about the future of augmented reality and brands. The Apple CEO also continued to downplay rumors of the company releasing smart glasses anytime soon…

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07:55
Using Long Exposure in iOS 11’s Photos App

The Long Exposure effect for Live Photos captured using an iPhone or iPad under iOS 11 is impressive. Jeff Carlson compares how to get the same shot with the iPhone and a traditional camera.

 

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07:54
News: Apple leaves version of iTunes featuring App...

While Apple removed the App Store from its latest update of iTunes, the company has also left a version featuring the App Store — version 12.6.3 — available for download. The company’s support page for that download makes it clear the intent is to allow businesses deploying their own internal apps the ability to access the App Store from iTunes, even going so far as to provide special provisions allowing the older version to be downloaded…

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07:49
Opinion: If the iPhone X and Face ID is just the...

Jony Ive said in an interview that the iPhone X was both the realization of a long-held ambition, and the beginning of a new chapter in the future development of Apple’s smartphones.

That much was predictable. Apple always needs to be working towards the next generation of devices, so of course the iPhone X is going to be just the first of a new line of iPhones.

But it was something else he said that I think could suggest a new direction for Apple’s user-interfaces …

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07:40
Get paid for taking surveys with Google Opinion...

Google believes your opinion is valuable, valuable enough to pay for it. Now available for iOS is Google Opinion Rewards. Previously limited to Android, the app pays users to complete surveys that are 10 questions or less.

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07:27
Apple opens two Indian 'Mac Labs' teaching...




Apple's head of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, appeared in Mumbai, India today to announce the launch of two "Mac Labs" for KM Music Conservatories, an institution founded by musician A.R. Rahman.

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07:17
News: Apple inks deal with Spielberg for first show...

Apple has made a deal with Steven Spielberg, Amblin Television, and Universal Television to make new episodes of “Amazing Stories,” The Wall Street Journal reports. The popular sci-fi/horror series ran on NBC in the ‘80s, and sources familiar with the discussions said Apple will be creating 10 new episodes at a price tag of over $5 million each. One executive involved in the project said that level of spending is on par with higher-end…

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07:10
Google Home Mini preview hardware defect causes near...




The first batch of Google Home Mini hardware distributed at assorted release events had a serious flaw that caused the device to listen in on every noise generated in a house -- and has since been pinned down as a hardware problem with a key feature now temporarily disabled after a firmware update.

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06:41
Discover allows claiming Cashback Bonuses through...




Credit card firm Discover on Wednesday announced that people can now claim Cashback Bonuses for Apple Pay transactions directly through the iPhone's Wallet app.

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06:39
Apple’s battle with Qualcomm gets boost from...

Apple’s claim that mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has for years been engaged in monopolistic behaviour got a boost today from a Taiwanese ruling.

An investigation by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission ruled that Qualcomm has been violating antitrust rules for at least seven years …

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06:24
The Secret History of Mac Gaming

From the Kickstarter page:

The Secret History of Mac Gaming is the story of those communities and the game developers who survived and thrived in an ecosystem that was serially ignored by the outside world. It’s a book about people who made games and people who played them — people who, on both counts, followed their hearts first and market trends second. How in spite of everything they had going against them, the people who carried the torch for Mac gaming in the ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s showed how clever, quirky, and downright wonderful video games could be.

This looks amazing. I love the cover design. Gorgeous, and emblematic of that old school Mac look and feel. Check out the kickstarter. Hoping this meets its goals.

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06:23
Amazon launches waterproof, 7-inch $250 Kindle Oasis...




Online retailer Amazon continues to improve its black-and-white e-ink Kindle reader lineup, with its latest model being a new $250 Kindle Oasis with 7-inch display and a waterproof design.

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06:21
Steve Jobs, services, and the tail wagging the dog

Dana Blankenhorn, Yahoo! Finance:

Apple is expected to have revenue of $50.94 billion for the September quarter, which is the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, and earnings of $1.86 per share. Margins are expected to be 38%.

Without revenue from services that would not be possible.

Dana is making the case that Apple is morphing into a services company.

More from the article:

The man behind Apple’s retail stores, George Blankenship, says services are also the future of the shopping mall. In his opinion, easy shopping, fast WiFi, and delivery services will make shopping centers relevant for millennials and their Generation Z siblings, and I believe him.

Because Apple owns its own cloud data centers, it can earn maximum margins from this trend. Instead of renting the space it uses for services, it owns the space, with all the tax benefits. Steve Jobs dismissed services as the tail wagging the dog. For Tim Cook, this is the dog.

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06:19
ABI Research: Apple reinforces Qualcomm's modem...

ABI Research's Teardown Service has uncovered that Apple is using a Qualcomm modem in the Apple Watch Series 3, “reinforcing Qualcomm's leadership in modem design.”

At first glance, only using a Qualcomm modem in the Watch 3 seems at odds with the modem selection used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. For those, Apple chose to use Qualcomm modems to support CDMA networks and Intel modems to support most UMTS networks. 

In contrast, the cellular version of the Watch 3 doesn’t support CDMA networks, which would seemingly make Intel the potential main supplier of the modem. However, it is the smaller form factor of the Watch that effectively makes Qualcomm the obvious modem choice, says Jim Mielke, vice president at ABI Research. The high levels of integration found in the Qualcomm chip, notably for GPS and transceivers, provide significant advantages over other competing modem offerings, he adds.

"Apple's latest Watch 3 has set new standards for integration density”...

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06:17
iPhone 8: How to force restart, enter Recovery Mode...

With the release of the iPhone 8, Apple made some changes to the methods used to force restart its flagship device. These changes come just a year after Apple made similar changes to the iPhone 7 — the first iOS device to don a solid state Home button.

These changes not only affect force restarts, but also alter the process for entering Recovery Mode and DFU Mode. Have a look at our brief video walkthrough inside for a look at the changes in action. more…

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06:12
Apple ranks fourth in the Dice Ideal Employer report

Google is the preferred employer among tech professionals in the United States, ranking first place in the inaugural Dice Ideal Employer report. Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook complete the Dice Ideal Employer top five.

 Seventy-eight percent of tech professionals who selected Google as an ideal employer thought that the company’s competitive salaries and innovation were their best strengths. When ranked by vertical industry, Walt Disney tops the list of ideal tech employers in the consumer market, IBM in business services, JP Morgan in finance, UnitedHealth Group in healthcare, and Tesla in transportation.

"The Dice Ideal Employer rankings can inform employer brand strategies for companies that aim to be among next year's Ideal Employers," said Michael Durney, president and CEO of DHI Group, parent company of Dice, a tech career hub. "The message from tech professionals to employers is clear...

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06:12
∞ The Siri hierarchy of needs

Thoughts on things that do not work on Siri, and the hierarchy of needs that has evolved leading from what works flawlessly to […]

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06:06
Discover Cardmembers can now redeem Cashback Bonus...

Discover says cardmembers can now redeem Cashback Bonus for a statement credit through Apple Pay. The company is the first major credit card issuer to offer the ability to redeem rewards after a purchase through Apple’s mobile payment service, says Szabolcs Paldy, vice president of e-business for Discover.

Discover Cashback Bonus redemption through Apple Pay requires an iPhone 6 or later. Cardmembers must have: a Discover card added to Apple Pay; the Discover Mobile app version 8.9.0 or above installed; and a rewards balance higher than purchase amount. In order to redeem Cashback Bonus for statement credit through Apple Pay, Discover cardmembers:

  • Make a qualifying purchase with their Discover card using Apple Pay on your iPhone.
  • Select “Tap for Details” under the Discover redemption message in Apple Wallet.
  • Then tap to redeem your Cashback Bonus as a statement credit in the amount of the purchase.

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06:00
A Lifetime Subscription to VPN Unlimited: $49.99

With companies, governments, and hackers all vying for unauthorized access to your private information, there's never been a better time to start securing your online life with a virtual private network (VPN). Today's deal gives you the opportunity to lock in a lifetime subscription to one of the biggest, best, and most-awarded VPNs for 5 devices for only $49.99. This VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription deal won't last long!

If you have more devices or a small company that you'd like to protect, check out the pricing on other deals for up to 100 devices. What does VPN Unlimited provide you with?

  • Secure public Wi-Fi connection: your data is hidden & encrypted
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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Nix Mini Color Sensor

Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the Nix Mini Color Sensor for only $69 — that’s 30% off the regular price. This pocket-sized sensor takes the guesswork out of color matching, letting you scan any surface and accurately identify the color, instantly identifying the standard RGB, HEX, CMYK, and LAB colors, or matching it against a database of more than 28,000 brand name paint colors. It works on painted walls, vinyl, leather, plastic, fabric,…

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05:40
A Shazam for the art world

Gunseli Yalcinkaya, Dezeen:

Smartify launched at the Royal Academy of Arts in London last week. It has been described by its creators as “a Shazam for the art world”, because – like the app that can identify any music track – it can reveal the title and artist of thousands of artworks.

It does so by cross-referencing them with a vast database that the company is constantly updating.

I love the idea of this app. One key difference between Smartify and Shazam is that the creators/sellers do the database updating in Shazam, while Smartify does the updating themselves. While Shazam is a general purpose solution, Smartify is more collection specific, working with museums, for example, to tag all the items in a specific gallery.

Looking forward to taking it for a spin the next time I’m at MoMA. Wondering if Smartify can handle sculpture and other 3D artforms.

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05:33
You may now be able to use Apple Pay to spend your...

If you have a Discover card and have earned a cashback bonus, you may now be able to spend it using Apple Pay. The company says that the option has been rolled out today to ‘select cardmembers.’

The process is reasonably straightforward once setup, but there are a few hoops you’ll need to jump through first …

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05:30
Google is nerfing all Home Minis because mine spied...

First things first, credit to Google for their response to this issue. This was a technical glitch which they addressed by nerfing all the Home Minis ’til they figure out a fix. An interesting read, nonetheless.

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05:22
Dow Jones technical error spreads fake news story of...

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac:

The Dow Jones newswires had a ‘technical error’ which caused the portal to report several spurious stories including several headlines claiming Google was acquiring Apple for $9 billion, and that the deal was pre-arranged with Steve Jobs in his will.

I get that a technical error caused the stories to flow, but where did they come from in the first place? It’s not like someone accidentally wrote them.

From Dow Jones:

Please disregard the headlines that ran on Dow Jones Newswires between 9:34 a.m. ET and 9:36 a.m. ET. Due to a technical error, the headlines were published. All of those headlines are being removed from the wires. We apologize for the error.

Nope. An error is the release of the stories. But the creation of those stories is something else entirely. This should not be dismissed as a simple mistake.

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05:15
Developer outlines possible attack that could trick...

This might be worth watching out for.

Per developer Felix Krause, a popup technique could be used to easily trick someone into handing over their Apple ID and password on their iOS device.

The developer noted that it is incredibly easy for an iOS app maker to recreate the Apple ID password prompt. From there, the app could send that popup and subsequently log the Apple ID and password. It takes less than 30 lines of code and could seemingly be dropped in any legitimate iOS app and sneak past App Store review teams.

Krause offered the following comments:

Showing a dialog that looks just like a system popup is super easy, there is no magic or secret code involved, it’s literally the examples provided in the Apple docs, with a custom text.

I decided not to open source the actual popup code, however, note that it’s less than 30 lines of code and every iOS engineer will be able to quickly build their own phishing code.

The issue has existed...

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05:00
Wells Fargo adds Apple Pay functionality to more...

You can now use Apple Pay at more than 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs throughout the United States.

The bank announced the technology on Tuesday, wherein customers can initiate an ATM transaction by holding their smartphone or wearable device with mobile payment functionality near an NFC-enabled ATM terminal and inputting their PIN.

Supported digital wallets include Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and the bank’s own Wells Fargo Wallet for Android.

Customers can also add their Wells Fargo debit car to Apple Pay, wherein they’ll be able to hold their iPhone near the ATM, enter their PIN, and complete a transaction, with no physical plastic card required.

Wells Fargo said it plans to upgrade the rest of the company’s more than 13,000 ATMs with NFC by 2019. NFC-enabled terminals are marked with the universal contactless card symbol.

Earlier this year, Wells Fargo launched a service wherein users entered a one-time code that allowed customers to...

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05:00
Apple is granted a patent for an ambidextrous mouse

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,785,258) for an ambidextrous mouse configured for both left and right handed use with a Mac. 

The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating the mouse about a vertical axis of the mouse such that the left hand can use the left hand buttons and the right hand can use the right hand buttons. The mouse may include a handedness selection system for configuring the mouse for right handed or left handed use even though the mouse has the capability for both right and left hands.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that most computer systems receive input from a mouse that typically includes a trackball or optical sensor (located at the bottom side of the mouse) for translating the motion of the users hand into signals that the computer system can use. The mouse also conventionally includes one or...

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04:49
We’re spending 44% more time in shopping apps, with...

We learned earlier this year that the average smartphone user spends 2h 15m a day using apps, and new data suggests that more of this time than ever is spent using shopping apps.

App Annie data shows that time spent in digital-first retailer apps like Amazon increased by 44% year-on-year in the first half of 2017 …

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04:30
Fi50 Bluetooth Speaker offers excellent sound, good...

Fluance’s Fi50 Bluetooth Speaker is a wireless audio solution that blends elegance with excellent sound in a reasonably priced package (now $199.99, down from the original price of $299.99).

Some wireless speaker systems feel and sound cheap with their plastic speaker enclosures. Not so the Fi50 cabinet, which is hand-made with engineered MDF wood to suppress resonance and distortion for accurate response, increased warmth and an overall more natural sound. Other premium components include dual full-range 5-inch woven woofers, high-end tweeters and a powerful 40 watt amplifier.

The result — thanks also to Fluande’s AptX enhanced audio technology — is clean, undistorted bass, a clear midrange, and transparent natural highs. It’s all driven by a 40-watt amplifier, which delivers a truly impressive frequency response of 40Hz to 20kHz

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04:10
Jony Ive says iPhone X is only the beginning of a...

In a brief interview that took place at the iPhone X launch but has only been published this week, Apple’s design head Jony Ive said that while the new flagship phone represents the achievement of a long-held ambition, it is only the beginning.

Ive said that the iPhone X is a huge change in the design of the company’s smartphones …

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04:00
How to organize photos in macOS High Sierra

It’s easy to organize your photos in macOS High Sierra. Start by, of course, launching the Photos app.

Use the pop-up menu at the top right to find just the photos you want, then drag the photos to an album to quickly organize your shots. You can also select the photos you'd like to put in your album. Hold down the Command key on your Mac's keyboard to select multiple photos at once.

Right click on the pics you’ve selected. Hover your cursor over the “Add to” option. Click on the Album you want to place your photos into — or create a new album and name it. Your photos will then be available in the album you chose.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

 

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04:00
How to use Universal Clipboard to copy files between...

The Universal Clipboard feature in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 allows you to copy content, including text, images, photos and video from one Apple device and paste it in another. That includes copying entire files between Macs.

To do this, make sure that: 1) your Macs support Universal Clipboard (which they should, by default, with High Sierra); 2) both are signed into iCloud; 3) both have Bluetooth enabled; and 4) both are are on the same WiFi network. Then:

  • Choose the file you want to copy and past one one Mac.
  • Hit Command-C on the file to copy it.
  • Go to your other Mac.
  • Hit Command-V to paste the file.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 11, 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

Jumsoft has unveiled Toolbox for iWork 1.0 (https://itunes.apple.com/app/toolbox-for-iwork/id1292582117), a set of template applicationscontaining over 30,000 items inside. It include a variety of professional templates of Pages documents, Keynote presentations, infographics, decorative artwork, icons and more. It features deep iOS 11 support right out of the box, so templates can be saved in the new Files app, as well as directly in Pages and Keynote apps. 

Toolbox for iWork is available as a single-time purchase for $9.99 for the first week after launch. After the launch week promotion, Toolbox for iWork for iOS will be priced at $29.99....

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Tuesday October 10

22:49
iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new...




In a brief interview with Japanese design magazine Casa Brutus, Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive dropped a few interesting tidbits about the development, future technological implications and public reception of iPhone X.

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18:55
Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in...




Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Tuesday with an interview discussing the benefits of augmented reality and ARKit, which with iOS 11 and a slate of new iPhones has become a major focus for the Cupertino tech giant.

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18:35
Tim Cook touts the future of AR, says the technology...

During his current trip in Europe, Apple’s Tim Cook sat down with The Independent for a wide-ranging interview. The primary focus of the talk was on ARKit and how Apple has implemented it in iOS and where else it augmented reality could be useful…

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17:34
Apple's Tim Cook to open Oxford University...




Apple CEO Tim Cook will be in the U.K. on Wednesday to open The Foundry, a University of Oxford facility dedicated to the cultivation of startups created by students, alumni and staff, as well as field a few questions from attendees.

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