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Tuesday February 13

09:23
Koogeek LS1 Smart Light Strip: HomeKit-compatible...

LED light strips are nothing new; Philips has had them in its lineup of Hue lighting products for several years. But up until this time, LED light strips have been rather pricy — the Hue strip starts at $90 — and have often been incompatible with Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework. Koogeek has introduced the 2 meter long (78.7 inches) LS-1 LED light strip that works with Apple HomeKit, can offer 16 million choices of color, and has a suggested retail price of just $38.99. Apple World Today had an opportunity to try out the LS1 LED Light Strip and will definitely be a popular item once it’s available on Amazon

Design
Like most LED light strips, the LS1 has a deceptively simple design. It uses a  flexible silicone strip with 60 5050 SMD LEDs embedded in it, with a 3M adhesive tape on the back. Not only can the strip...

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08:34
Canary home security cameras now work with Amazon...

Canary has announced that its home security camera system now works with Amazon Alexa devices with screens including Echo Spot and compatible Fire TVs. Alexa support lets you use voice to view live video from connected cameras. While the company is shipping Echo integration, Canary is still not offering a clear roadmap for when Apple HomeKit support may be coming.

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08:32
News: Just-funded Plux wireless charging pad will...

With Apple’s AirPower charging pad still yet to be released, competitors have been popping up with their own offerings that provide more features at what could prove to be a lower cost. The recently funded Plux is one of them, offering a 10W fast charging Qi-compatible multi-device charging pad large enough for an iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch. The pad also comes with a stand converter that allows for the use of Face ID and Nightstand Mode.…

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08:15
Apple Watch holiday sales volume beat entire Swiss...




More Apple Watches shipped in the fourth quarter of 2017 than the entire Swiss watch industry, a report claims, showing the Apple-produced wearable device is still growing in popularity, though analysis also indicates the Apple Watch still has some way to go before it can outpace Swiss watches on an annual basis.

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08:04
Samsung is planning to copy Animoji on the Galaxy S9...

Whenever Apple debuts a unique feature, it’s inevitable that it eventually gets picked up by others. We’ve seen this time and time again, and with the debut of the iPhone X and its Animoji, others are copying. According to a new report, Samsung will be doing just that with its next flagship.

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07:54
Plux wireless charger aims to beat AirPower at its...

Apple's AirPower charger isn't here yet, but promises -- at a cost of $199 -- to give owners of the iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, Apple Watch, and (with a special case) AirPods a way to wirelessly charge their mobile Apple gear. Plux has an Indiegogo campaign currently running that plans to beat Apple's charger with more features and a much lower price point.

Plux is designed to charge a Qi-equipped iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time, with up to 10W of power. The power is important for fast charging, as Apple's own device will apparently deliver on 7.5W to the devices. Included in the $39 "Super Early Bird" perk is the Plux wireless charging pad, a Type C cable for connecting the device to a power source, a stand converter that can place the charging pad in a vertical position, and a wireless receiver and holder for the AirPods.

Plux...

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07:37
News: iHeartRadio editorial content added to Apple...

Apple News now features editorial content from iHeartRadio, according to a recent blog post from the music and news provider. While mainly known for its music service, iHeartRadio also generates news content on everything from entertainment and celebrity gossip to sports and politics. The new content is featured in the Entertainment section of Apple News, and iHeartRadio’s radio service is also available on iOS, Apple TV and through CarPlay....

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07:33
ABI Research: Apple, Google offerings pose serious...

In a competitive study of smart home voice control platforms, ABI Research finds that Alexa currently leads the market. This is due mostly to the market deployment footprint and scale it enjoys. However, Amazon faces well positioned and strengthening challenges to its dominance, especially in multi-language support, according to the research group.

ABI Research says Amazon is the current front-runner when it comes to smart home voice control device shipments and in the breadth of partnerships that bring the Alexa platform to a wide-range of additional smart home devices and applications. However, both Google and Apple are extending their mobile device voice control platforms into the smart home, and they both have the existing user base, knowledge base, and solid regional language support to push Amazon out of the ring. Supporting multiple languages is now becoming a key function and challengers Apple (with Siri),...

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07:32
Apple's shift in iOS development pace about...




Apple's "cultural shift" towards spacing out new features in iOS is more a natural function of development scale, and not really the revolution some people might perceive it to be, according to a noted former Microsoft Windows president.

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07:23
AAPL stock climbs to $162 ahead of Apple’s...

AAPL stock has climbed to $162 ahead of this morning’s annual shareholder meeting in the Steve Jobs Theater inside the Apple Park campus grounds …

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07:20
New Mac app brings real-time WYSIWYG interface to...

Karl Traunmueller has released Compositor 1.0, a new Mac app that brings WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] features to the LaTeX document preparation system widely used in academia for preparation of scientific and technical publications. 

Editing and viewing are fully integrated. The document is typeset with every keystroke the user makes, and the results are displayed immediately, according to Traunmueller.

Compositor works with macOS 10.11 or newer. A fully-functional 60-day free trial is available for download from the product's website. Licenses can be purchased from the product's online store at an early-adopter price of $19. The purchase includes all future updates, including major version updates. There are currently no plans to support Windows or Linux platforms, says Traunmueller.

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07:01
Android-powered Essential Phone estimated to have...




Despite being one of the first handsets on the market with an edge-to-edge display, the Essential Phone, pioneered by former Android chief Andy Rubin, failed to compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone X in any meaningful way, with one new estimate suggesting just 88,000 units were shipped last year.

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06:56
Verdant Skies is a new, macOS compatible life...

Howling Moon Software has announced Verdant Skies, its latest game title for macOS and Windows. It’s a $19.99 life simulation game in which you can customize artwork, dialogue, items, crafting recipes and more.

In Verdant Skies, you're on Viridus Primus, an alien world filled with wildlife and possibility. As you build a home for yourself, you spend your days fishing, painting and combining genes from various crops so they flourish. You make friends with a cast of colonists, deepening your relationships as you work together in this exotic world.

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06:56
Apple's 2018 shareholder meeting today, held...




Later this morning, Apple is holding its 42nd annual shareholder meeting at its new Apple Park facilities for the first time, offering some members of the public a glimpse inside its new headquarters. However, this year attending the meeting requires a pre-arranged registration; shareholders of record who simply show up have been put on notice that the event is already at capacity.

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06:55
Adobe updates Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, XD...

In a series of blog posts today, Adobe outlined changes and improvements announced for their Lightroom CC ecosystem and XD prototyping tool.

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06:47
∞ The long lost ’80s Siri instructional video

[VIDEO] I’ma just leave this here (well, actually, in the main Loop post). Well played, Squirrel Monkey.

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06:42
How to use Shazam with Siri on HomePod

If there’s music playing and there’s a HomePod in the room, chances are that music is coming from HomePod. But there may be times when you’ve got some background music coming from another source (your TV, say) and you want to identify the tune.

I am used to asking Siri on my iPhone to identify background music. Typically, I’ll fire up Siri and say:

What song is this?

But trying to get HomePod Siri to identify a song playing in the background proved tricky. I tried everything I could think of. No dice.

Fortunately, 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo figured this out. To ask HomePod’s version of Siri to identify a background song, say:

Hey Siri, Shazam this.

Works every time. Weird to me that none of the more standard ways work. I hope we don’t end up with a Siri dialect problem, where users have to remember which command works on which version of Siri...

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06:25
How to AirPlay audio from your Mac to HomePod

One piece of FUD I encounter again and again is that you can’t play competing streaming services, such as Spotify, on your HomePod.

There is an element of truth there, as Apple Music is currently the only first class citizen on HomePod. But you can AirPlay pretty much anything you can play on your Mac or iOS device to HomePod. Even Spotify.

What you lose when you AirPlay to HomePod is the ability for Siri to control the music. Though you can ask Siri to change the volume (“Siri Volume 25” to set volume at 25%, for example), you can’t get Siri to pause playback or skip to the next track. With AirPlay, you’ll need to use your iPhone or Mac to control the flow.

I wonder what magic is cooking for AirPlay 2. Will AirPlay 2 give Siri the ability to control track flow? If so, will Apple enable that gift for Spotify?

For the specifics of AirPlay on your Mac,...

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06:24
Fast talker: Alexa may offer speedier answers with...

Amazon wants to cut the lag time between your asking Alexa a question and the virtual assistant giving you an answer. According to a report by The Information, the online retailer is developing its own artificial intelligence chips to be used in Echo devices and other hardware. If successfully created and deployed, these AI chips would allow more voice-based requests to be processed on-device rather than going to the cloud.

Currently, Alexa needs to contact the cloud to interpret commands. That's why there's a short delay after you ask the virtual assistant a question—she...

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06:21
Apple invention involves a docking station that...

Apple has been granted yet another patent (number 9,891,719) involving a gesture-based user interface (you can see a list of the others here). However, this one involves a docking station and, unlike some previous ones, doesn’t seem to involve the Mac. Just iPhones and iPads.

The invention involves a docking station configured to mate to an electronic device that enables methods of interacting with the electronic device by impacting (e.g., knocking) on a table on which the device and/or the docking station are disposed and by means of contactless gestures. The electronic device may remain in a powered off state while the docking station continuously monitors for user input. The docking station may have a processor that can detect a user's impact and contactless gesture inputs.

In the patent filing, Apple says that docking...

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06:08
iFixit’s brilliant HomePod teardown

[VIDEO] Not sure how long iFixit has been posting teardown videos, but this one (embedded in the main Loop post) is the first I’ve seen. Brilliant to be able to watch someone tear this tech down to the nubs.

So much to learn about the work and material that goes into HomePod. That outer mesh is magical. I wonder how they manufacture it.

One thing that is clear: This sucker is tough to take apart. It’s no wonder Apple charges $279 to repair or replace a broken, out-of-warranty HomePod.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:06
The Apple Watch tops the Swiss in holiday watch...

As this chart by Statista shows, Apple shipped more watches during the holiday quarter last year than the entire Swiss watch industry exported, marking the first time Apple topped the entire export output of the industry's traditional home.

For all of 2017, the Swiss exported more watches than Apple shipped, and the Chinese still make far more watches than anyone. But as the data indicates, Apple is rapidly gaining ground, notes Business Insider.

According to estimates by market research firm Canalys, the Apple...

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06:04
Foxconn branching out from iPhones into more...

iPhone assembler Foxconn is seeking to diversify its production lines as it says the smartphone market has become stagnant. The company currently relies on Apple for around half of its revenue, but has ambitious plans for even higher-end manufacturing …

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06:00
Google is testing its fast-loading AMP tech inside...

At this point, Gmail is pretty much the only email provider anyone uses, but that doesn't mean that Google can rest upon its laurels. The company is now experimenting with its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) tools to bring email into the 21st century....

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Paww WaveSound 2.1 Low Latency...

For Tuesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering the Paww WaveSound 2.1 Low Latency Bluetooth 4.2 Over Ear Headphones for only $69.99 — that’s 46% off the regular price. Designed for those who appreciate good audio quality mixed with superior design elements, these headphones use start-of-the-art wireless technologies and comfort-enhancing features to give you the freedom to listen to your music when, where, and how you want. Bluetooth…

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05:57
∞ Apple adds three new videos to their official...

[VIDEO] The videos (embedded in the main Loop post) are:

  • How to shoot a Portrait selfie on iPhone X
  • How to edit a Portrait selfie on iPhone X
  • How to create a bouncing Live Photo on iPhone

All three are found on Apple’s official iPhone photography page. If you’ve never explored that page, take a minute to look it over. Lots of helpful tips.

This is excellent marketing on Apple’s part, the first two a subtle and, I think, effective push towards the iPhone X.

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05:52
TrendForce: iPhone annual production volume to...

According to TrendForce, the iPhone's annual production volume is expected to increase by 6% because of improved specs of new iPhones and Apple’s expansion in Indian market.

Apple remained the second place in the ranking of smartphone production for 2017. TrendForce says that, for this year, Apple is set to launch three new flagship models in 3Q18, and will expand the adoption of Face ID and all-screen technology in these new iPhones, along with upgrading their existing functions and increasing the memory content, as well.

Competition will intensify in the global smartphone market this year. Apple and Nokia are the only international brands with a clear future of growth in 2018, says TrendForce. The growth momentum in global smartphone market will remain weak in 2018 due to lower demand and less replacement purchases, adds the research group.

Faced with continuous rise in the costs of upstream components,...

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05:45
First look: IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station...




The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear -- but isn't perfect for 4K.

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05:36
iPhone market share will grow this year while...

Global smartphone sales were weaker than expected in the second half of 2017, says TrendForce. It predicts that growth will slow to 2.8% this year, and says that there are ‘only two international brands with a clear future of growth in 2018’ …

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04:37
‘Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration’...

Feral Interactive has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, ‘the definitive edition of the acclaimed action-adventure,’ will be coming to macOS and Linux this spring.

The company says all the downloadable content will be bundled with the game, which includes both action and puzzle-solving …

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04:30
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day; plan accordingly

Tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 14) is Valentine’s Day. You knew that, didn’t you? If not, I’ve rounded up some websites that will help you prepare for the romantic day.

First of all, you can impress your special one (or ones) with your impressive knowledge of the history of Valentine’s Day. Well, actually, the saga of the lovers’ day and the story of its patron saint is shrouded in mystery. February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

Saint Valentine, according to romantic legend, was a kind-hearted Roman priest who married young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II, and was beheaded for his deeds on the Feb. 14. In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are not known. You can learn more about the legendary figure and the theories of the...

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04:00
Tips for using Apple Mail in iOS 11

Apple Mail in iOS 11 has some overlooked nifty features. Among them:

  • Fast Unsubscribe: emails with unsubscribe links will now automatically have them displayed at the top of each message with an easy to hit button.
  • Unread Only: when viewing your mailbox, look for the filter icon (bottom left corner) and change the default setting to “Filtered by: Unread.”
  • Quick Actions: Swipe left on a message in the new threaded view and it will reveal quick actions such as flag, reply and trash.

(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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03:55
Trend line suggests Apple Watch could be on track to...

Comparing recent Canalys data with that of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry numbers indicates that the Apple Watch achieved a new first in the holiday quarter: shipments of the smartwatch exceeding exports for the entire Swiss watch industry …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 13, 2018

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 Decorator, its smart resurfacing and recoloring tool for macOS (10.7 and higher). Version 6.0 offers new tools, the selection saving feature, full compatibility with Photoshop CC 2018, a number of interface improvements, etc. Also, it’s now possible to apply different textures to the same image.

AKVIS Decorator allows youto alter the surface of any objects such as clothes, furniture, buildings, cars, walls, etc. The built-in library offers more than 1800 textures to suit most needs. 

The product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin filter for AliveColors, Adobe Photoshop and...

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03:15
AppleCare+ for HomePod priced at $39, covers two...

If you’re looking to snag AppleCare+ for your new HomePod, it’ll run you $39.

The extended warranty and accidental damage repair program offers two out-of-warranty repairs like accidental damage from a drop.

Without AppleCare+, the repair will run $279.

The checkout process for a HomePod has said since the pre-order process that AppleCare+ coverage extending the warranty to two years, granting a longer customer support window, and providing for reduced-cost out-of-warranty repairs would cost $39. However, a new support document published on Friday breaks down the HomePod repair process, as well as costs associated with the repair.

While there are no varying costs for repairs associated with the HomePod (as with a screen or battery replacement for a MacBook or an iPhone), out-of-warranty damage for a HomePod, such as a drop or exposure to water, will run the user $279.

The AppleCare+ service also grants users an express replacement service,...

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03:00
iFixit completes teardown of HomePod, posts findings

When in doubt, use a hacksaw.

The cool cats at iFixit have taken it upon themselves to crack into the newly-released HomePod to find out what’s inside.

The outfit, which used an actual hacksaw to crack the smart speaker open, discovered an A8 processor, seven tweeters, six far-field microphones, and a high excursion woofer. The speaker dynamically adapts to its placement in a room to improve audio output and to create a stereo-like sound from a single unit.

After physically destroying the HomePod’s body, iFixit found they had to to slice the fabric mesh outer skin, then cut through the inner body with a saw.

It’s unknown as to what Apple’s technique is to open the HomePod without damaging the outer body.

During the teardown, iFixit found an extra microphone that’s most likely used for tuning the woofer alongside a 14-pin connector that’s thought to be used for diagnostics. The HomePod also features a large magnet to drive its high-excursion...

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02:00
Amazon Is Designing Custom AI Chips For Alexa

According to a report (paywalled) from The Information, Amazon is designing a custom artificial intelligence chip that would power future Echo devices and improve the quality and response time of its Alexa voice assistant. "The move closely followers rivals Apple and Google, both of which have already developed and deployed custom AI hardware at various scales," reports The Verge. From the report: While Amazon is unlikely to physically produce the chips, given its lack of both fabrication experience and a manufacturing presence in China, the news does pose a risk to the businesses of companies like Nvidia and Intel. Both companies have shifted large portions of their chipmaking expertise to AI and the future of the burgeoning field, and both make money by designing and manufacturing chips for companies like Apple, Amazon, and others. Amazon, which seeks to stay competitive in the smart home hardware market and in the realm of consumer-facing AI products, has nearly 450 people with...

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01:53
How to use Shazam with Siri on HomePod to identify...

HomePod’s strand of Siri has its limitations but it’s music features are pretty robust. You can actually use the Shazam song identification features on HomePod, you just need to know the right request phrase for Siri.

The HomePod uses its microphones to listen to the environment and Shazam will try to find a match for the song. You can then get the HomePod to play the song straight from Apple Music. Here’s how to use Shazam on HomePod …

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Monday February 12

18:19
Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app...




Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook's iOS app.

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18:14
How to use AirFoil to create a stereo HomePod pair...

The HomePod may have officially launched to consumers on Friday, but there are still some features users are waiting on, including stereo support and multi-room support. However, there are third-party applications that bring those features to HomePod users today…

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17:11
Facebook to roll out subscription tool on iOS...

Facebook will be rolling out a subscription tool soon that will allow publishers to put up paywalls for certain content on the social media platform.

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16:46
Apple Music student membership expands to over 80...

Apple announced today that it is expanding the availability of its Apple Music student membership. The company hasn’t yet confirmed a complete list of new markets, but says the discounted membership is coming to 82 new regions this month…

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16:32
Apple to expand Apple Music student discount to 82...




In an expansion scheduled to roll out over the course of February, Apple will begin offering half-price Apple Music discounts to students in 82 additional countries, according to a report on Monday.

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16:18
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12...

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.8, MarsEdit 4.0.7, VLC Media Player 3.0, BBEdit 12.1, ChronoSync 4.8.4, and DEVONagent 3.10.

 

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16:18
ExtraBITS for 12 February 2018

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is reportedly scaling back new iOS features to focus on stability, your smart home devices could reveal more about you than you realize, and a malicious cryptominer was accidentally distributed by MacUpdate.

 

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15:20
Apple highlights Portrait selfies, bouncing Live...




Apple on Monday posted a trio of short tutorial videos to its YouTube channel explaining how to take perfect Portrait selfies with iPhone X and bouncing Live Photos with all current iPhone models.

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14:56
026: iOS 12 (and 13) rumors, Alto’s Odyssey, and...

Today we’ve got the latest details on what to expect in iOS 12 (and 13), the release date for Alto’s Odyssey, and loads of new HomePod details following launch weekend.

9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/9to5mac-daily-02-12-2018.mp3

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14:27
See Apple's HomePod take on the competition in...




AppleInsider puts HomePod's sound quality to the test against four smart speaker competitors, Sonos' One, Amazon's second-gen Echo, Google Home and Google's Home Max, in this comprehensive comparison. Find out which comes out on top.

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14:03
Reddit Audiophiles Test HomePod, Say It Sounds...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Apple released its much-hyped HomePod speaker to the masses last week, and the general consensus among early reviews is that it sounds superb for a relatively small device. But most of those reviews seem to have avoided making precise measurements of the HomePod's audio output, instead relying on personal experience to give generalized impressions. That's not a total disaster: a general rule for speaker testing is that while it's good to stamp out any outside factor that may cause a skewed result, making definitive, "objective" claims is difficult. But having some proper measurements is important. Reddit user WinterCharm, whose real name is Fouzan Alam, has made just that in a truly massive review for the site's "r/audiophile" sub. And if his results are to be believed, those early reviews may be underselling the HomePod's sonic abilities. After a series of tests with a calibrated microphone in an untreated room, Alam found the...

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13:48
Apple Maps transit directions come to Tucson, Arizona




Thanks to behind-the-scenes updates, visitors and residents of Tucson, Ariz. can now use Apple Maps to figure out public transit directions across the city.

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13:42
As HomePod hits the market, Amazon is working on...

As eager customers got their hands on Apple’s HomePod starting last Friday, one thing is for sure, the smart speaker competition is heating up. The latest news is that Amazon is working on creating custom chips for future Echo devices to help maintain its market lead.

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13:34
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Music and drummer jokes with...

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I had so much fun with Dave Hamilton this week. Dave is a gigging drummer and really knows his music. We talked about live setups, different bands, recording, and tell a couple of drummer jokes.

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13:30
Review: RHA MA750 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

RHA is back with a new version of its MA750 headphones — the MA750 Wireless. Unlike the RHA T20i we tested last year, the MA750 Wireless comes in a "neckbuds" form factor which, against all odds, seems to be increasingly popular these days. Though we think that RHA has just about nailed the neckbud design, we think the MA750 Wireless's sound falls a bit short of the T20i.{/exp:char_limit}

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13:28
Snapchat redesign causes uproar as users call on...

Users are not happy with the latest Snapchat update. The company has broadly rolled out a major redesign of its application, and now it is seeing a massive uproar on social media, with users begging for Snap to roll back the update.

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13:23
Consumer Reports: HomePod audio quality ‘very good’...

Apple’s HomePod has been well received by most critics so far, with audiophiles and regular people alike. Consumer Reports, however, has done some early testing on the HomePod and found that a few of Apple’s competitors may sound a little bit better…

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13:13
HomePod First Impressions: Let the (Apple) Music Play

We’ve had the HomePod for a weekend, and for the most part, it has been a success when it comes to music, thanks to excellent audio quality and Siri spinning Apple Music tracks with aplomb. Siri on the HomePod has been less useful as a fount of general knowledge, or perhaps we just don’t have the right questions.

 

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13:08
Apple World Today News Update: February 12, 2018

Steve is back to recording the podcast after a week-long hiatus due to a death in the family. Today we have three stories; one highlighting major US carrier Verizon, another the HomePod, and the final focusing on wireless mobile chip vendors Qualcomm and Broadcom:

  • Verizon announced that it will begin locking smartphones for a specified amount of time in order to reduce criminal demand for its unlocked phones
  • A scientific test of Apple's new HomePod smart speaker proves that it has excellent sound quality
  • Apple suppliers Qualcomm and Broadcom are set to restart talks on a possible takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom; any takeover would have an impact on Apple

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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13:04
Apple's MacBook lineup now world's fourth-...




Apple's share of the global laptop market climbed from 8.3 to 9.6 percent during 2017, allowing the company to rise from fifth to fourth place.

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12:47
Apple shares new ads focused on Portrait Lighting...

Apple today has published three new ads focused on Portrait Lighting on iPhone X, and Live Photos.

Without any narration, the three videos are quick and easy tutorials on how to shoot, and edit Portrait Lighting photos, along with the third demonstrating how to add effects to Live Photos.

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12:33
External Link: Will iOS 12 Be the iPhone’s Snow...

For years, Apple has stuck to a strict schedule of annual iOS releases that sport a sometimes dizzying array of new capabilities. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, whose sources have proven generally reliable, is reporting that Apple will be holding back some of the more ambitious features in iOS 12 to focus instead on polish and reliability. Under the new scheme, major features will be planned over a two-year period, with engineers having more leeway to delay features that need more work. That doesn’t mean iOS 12 will be devoid of new features. One of the most interesting, Gurman says, will enable developers to create apps that work on both macOS and iOS. That will likely have significant implications for Apple users.

 

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12:32
External Link: Your Smart Home Could Be Spying On You

Gizmodo’s Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu teamed up to learn the extent to which home automation devices report back to their manufacturers and leak personal information. Hill filled her house with smart devices, including an Amazon Echo, lights, coffee maker, TV, and even a bed. Then she had Surya monitor how much data was sent out by the devices. The results may shock you. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the worst offender was the Amazon Echo, which contacted Amazon’s servers every few minutes, even when the “Alexa” wake word and the microphone were turned off.

 

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12:31
External Link: Malicious Cryptominer Distributed by...

The MacUpdate site was hacked on 1 February 2018, and the attackers slipped a malicious code into updates for Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper that would use CPU cycles on infected machines to mine cryptocurrency. Malwarebytes has instructions for removing the malware. Although MacUpdate removed the offending updates quickly, the moral of the story is that it’s always best to update an app from inside the app itself or via the developer’s Web site.

 

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12:26
News: HomePod’s Siri response accuracy lags behind...

While Loup Ventures found the HomePod to be the best-sounding smartspeaker on the market, its inquiry also found the device’s Siri responses to be the worst of the pack for correctly answering questions. Siri on the HomePod only answered 52.3 percent of queries correctly, a sharp drop off from Google Home’s 81 percent success rate and even behind Alexa’s 64 percent and Cortana’s 57 percent. While Siri understood most of the…

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12:18
Alto's Odyssey coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV...




The follow-up to "Alto's Adventure," snowboarding endless-runner "Alto's Odyssey" now has a release date, with the new title expected on Feb. 22.

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12:08
HomePod set up failing with a blank white screen?...

Some new HomePod owners are hitting a problem that prevents them from setting up the device. During the initial set up, one of the popup screens is simply blank with seemingly no way out but to cancel the process. It turns out there’s an amusing bug causing this, but luckily there’s a simple fix …

more…

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12:02
New aerial footage of Apple Park from Matthew...

Just when we thought we had seen the last of the Apple Park drone flights, pilot Matthew Roberts is back with another video showing several more completed structures and the latest progress on landscaping at the new Apple headquarters.

One fascinating thing to notice is that Apple will need to keep a close eye on the solar shade "eyebrows" that surround all four floors of the "spaceship" building; several shots taken near areas where sod is being placed show dirt discoloring the bright white finish of those architectural features.

Quite a few employees have made the move to the spaceship recently; a tweet from 

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11:29
The Threat to the Mac: the Growing Popularity of Non...

Peter Ammon, former AppKit engineer at Apple, in a comment in a Hacker News thread regarding a report positing that the ability of Mac apps — even sandboxed ones — to capture screenshots of the entire screen a security problem:

IMO the app sandbox was a grievous strategic mistake for the Mac.
Cocoa-based Mac apps are rapidly being eaten by web apps and
Electron pseudo-desktop apps. For Mac apps to survive, they must
capitalize on their strengths: superior performance, better system
integration, better dev experience, more features, and higher
general quality.

But the app sandbox strikes at all of those. In return it offers
security inferior to a web app, as this post illustrates. The
price is far too high and the benefits too little.

IMO Apple should drop the Mac app...

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11:27
Reminder: Apple includes a tiny AirPlay toggle in...




Apple, in its "infinite wisdom," compacted the Control Center in iOS 11, and gave AirPlay even less of a starring role on it. With HomePod now available and able to have audio streamed via AirPlay AppleInsider shows you where the AirPlay button is, and two slightly different ways to turn it on.

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11:03
Apple News picks up iHeartRadio entertainment news...

iHeartRadio is the latest high-profile publisher to join Apple News. The service announced today that its editorial content can now be found on Apple’s News app on iOS.

more…

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11:02
Alto’s Odyssey launches next week

The wait is almost over. Alto’s Odyssey launches on the App Store next week on Thursday, February 22nd. The game will be available on iOS + tvOS, right at launch.

This is the follow-up to Alto’s Adventure, a great game from Ryan Cash.

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10:50
Verizon to join other carriers in temporarily...




Verizon will soon begin briefly locking all smartphones bought for its network as way of combatting theft and fraud, the wireless carrier announced on Monday.

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10:46
Reddit audiophiles test HomePod, say it sounds...

Enlarge / Apple's new HomePod speaker retails for $350. (credit: Apple)

Apple released its much-hyped HomePod speaker to the masses last week, and the general consensus among early reviews is that it sounds superb for a relatively small device. But most of those reviews seem to have avoided making precise measurements of the HomePod’s audio output, instead relying on personal experience to give generalized impressions.

That’s not a total disaster: a general rule for speaker testing is that while it’s good to stamp out any outside factor that may cause a skewed result, making definitive, “objective” claims is difficult. A speaker’s...

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10:12
Apple invests in AR device OLED component maker...

Apple is making further investments into bringing augmented reality devices to market. The latest news is the company backing a small AR display component maker along side LG and others.

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09:44
Apple suppliers Qualcomm & Broadcom to meet...




Qualcomm and Broadcom will reportedly meet on Wednesday in order to discuss the latter's $121 billion takeover offer, despite Qualcomm's repeated rejections in the past.

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09:35
Snapchat brings Snap Maps to the web in latest push...

Over recent months, Snapchat has been working to expand the reach of its content by making it available across different mediums. Today, the company continues those efforts with support for Snap Maps on the web…

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12-inch MacBook 512GB $1,000,...

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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09:28
Deals: Apple's 13" MacBook Air for $899;...




As we near Valentine's Day, shoppers can pick up last minute gifts with prices starting at just $299. Apple's current 13" MacBook Air is $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ, while a premium 27" iMac 5K with Radeon 575 graphics is $130 off. Current iPads are also up to $150 off with $20 off AppleCare as well.

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09:19
News: Alto’s Odyssey, sequel to hit snowboarding...

In the followup to the popular side-scrolling snowboarding game Alto’s Adventure, Snowman is taking Alto and his friends to the desert in Alto’s Odyssey, available for pre-order now and set to be released on February 22. The new game preserves what we loved about the first, with simple, clean graphics and an uncluttered display putting the emphasis on the snowboarding mechanics and various tricks that can be accomplished....

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09:10
Exhaustive acoustical analysis demonstrates HomePod...




The audiophile community now has their hands on the HomePod, and one Reddit user has thoroughly examined the device from an acoustical standpoint, calling it 'witchcraft" plus "100 percent an Audiophile grade Speaker."

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09:00
HomePod Diary: The best party gadget ever, and the...

Friday morning, my HomePod arrived; Friday evening, we had a small party. And the belle of the ball was the HomePod.

We had a group of friends round for drinks and pizza. That seemed a good opportunity to put HomePod to the test – both to see what others thought of it as a speaker, and to allow friends to try Siri control …

more…

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08:25
Alto’s Odyssey for iOS/Apple TV gets a brand new...

Alto’s Adventure is among some of the best and most interesting games on mobile. While it might employ the somewhat tired endless runner format, its incredible art-style and addictive gameplay take the experience to new heights. It follows Alto and his friends as they discover gorgeous alpine hills, villages, ancient forests and mysterious ruins. Around this time last year, the folks at Snowman studios released the first teasers for the sequel to Alto’s Adventure and today we have a brand new trailer with an official release date… more…

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08:12
Verizon will begin locking iPhones to its network...

Verizon is currently the only major carrier that doesn’t lock its iPhones and other smartphones upon purchase, but that is now set to change this spring.

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08:02
iPad 2018 rumors: Animoji and tabbed windows on tap

Updated 2/12/18: Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reports that the next iPad with get tabbed windows and an Animoji-ready camera .

When it comes to the tablet market, there’s the iPad and there’s everybody else. Apple dominates the market, especially in the premium price range. To hold on to its position, Apple has been kept things fresh with new models like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and new technologies like Apple Pencil and ProMotion.

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07:50
Alto's Odyssey arrives on February 22nd for iOS...

One of the best games to come out over the past few years was Alto's Adventure, a beautiful and ethereal side-scroller in which you guide Alto -- a young snowboarder -- through an increasingly difficult set of jumps over obstacles, catching llamas along the way... It sounds odd, but it is honestly one of the most playable games I've ever downloaded. Developer Ryan Cash let us know today that the long-awaited sequel to Alto's Adventure -- Alto's Odyssey -- will be available on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. 

According to the developers,

“Alto’s Odyssey is an endless sandboarding journey set against a gorgeous and ever-changing desert landscape.

As a followup to the critically acclaimed endless snowboarder Alto’s Adventure (...

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07:30
Venice’s famous canals run dry, gondolas stranded

This is pretty shocking. Just scroll through the images. Venice is a city that depends on its canals, both for tourism and transportation.

[H/T Eric Vitiello]

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07:29
News: Teardown reveals HomePod isn’t very repairable...

Like almost all Apple products, the new HomePod isn’t very easy to get inside to let users execute repairs, but an iFixit teardown revealed the new smartspeaker is built to last. The mesh that covers the device has a net-like layer on either side of tiny wiry coils between, creating a covering that lets sound escape without letting dust inside. The top display is powered by an LED display that features a diffuser to provide the more cloudy,…

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07:28
Deal: Be the boss of your password with this...

How many online user name/password combinations do you have? A hundred? Five hundred? Most people have problems remembering all of those user names and passwords, then end up doing the thing security experts hate -- using the same password for everything. Be secure and use a different strong password for every online account using Password Boss Premium, on sale this week with a lifetime subscription for $19.99.

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07:24
How Apple plans to root out bugs, revamp iPhone...

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg:

Apple’s annual software upgrade this fall will offer users plenty of new features: enabling a single set of apps to work across iPhones, iPads and Macs, a Digital Health tool to show parents how much time their children have been staring at their screen and improvements to Animojis, those cartoon characters controlled by the iPhone X’s facial recognition sensor.

But just as important this year will be what Apple doesn’t introduce: redesigned home screens for the iPhone, iPad and CarPlay, and a revamped Photos app that can suggest which images to view.

These features were delayed after Apple Inc. concluded it needed its own major upgrade in the way the company develops and introduces new products. Instead of keeping engineers on a relentless annual schedule and cramming features into a single update, Apple will start focusing on the next two years of updates for its iPhone and iPad operating system, according to people familiar with the...

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07:23
Google's next big Android update to support...




The next major iteration of Android, due later this year, will reportedly support devices with "notches" like the one on Apple's iPhone X -- as well as other unusual display designs.

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07:13
Reddit audiophile thread: “The HomePod is 100% an...

This is not frivolous opinion. There is a lot of detail on both the tools used to measure things like “Fletcher-Munson loudness compensation”, and the measurements themselves.

From the conclusion:

The Look and feel is top notch. The glass on top is sort of frosted, but is smooth to the touch. When I first reviewed the home pod, I noted that it was light. I was comparing it with the heft of my KEF speakers. This thing, as small as it is, weighs 5 lbs. Which is quite dense, and heavy for its size. The Fabric that wraps around it is study, reinforced from inside, and feels very good to the touch.

And:

The Frequency response, Directivity, and ability to correct for the room all go to show that the HomePod is a speaker for the masses. While many of you in this subreddit would be very comfortable doing measurements, and room treatment, there is no denying that most users won’t go through that much trouble, and for those users the HomePod is perfect.

And...

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07:12
Apple’s iOS 12 strategy: Take more time to squash...

Enlarge / The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has new features planned for its big, new iOS update—but not as many as you may expect. According to a Bloomberg report, the next sweeping iOS update, codenamed "Peace" and likely to be called iOS 12, will include a number of app redesigns, the expansion of Animoji into FaceTime, and other changes but not some of the biggest rumored changes such as redesigned home screens for iPhone and iPad. Instead of filling iOS 12 with a bevy of new features, Apple is reportedly changing strategies to allow developers more time to perfect the new features to ensure reliability.

The biggest change planned for...

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07:04
Apple passes ASUS in global laptop marketshare

TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for 2017 registered 164.7 million units, a year-on-year increase of 2.1%, higher than previous expectation of 0.7%. And Apple has overtaken ASUS in global laptop marketshare.

The updated MacBook Pro helped Apple expand shipments by 18% for the whole year, the highest growth rate among all the notebook brands. The market share of Apple reached 9.6%, 1.3 percentage points up from 2016, which allowed the tech giant to pass ASUS and rank fourth.

The Mac now has 10.4% of global marketshare. It’s preceded by HP (24.4%), Lenovo (20.8%), and Dell (15.6%). TrendForce’s report doesn’t include detachable tablets such as the iPad Pro.

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06:53
How a low-level Apple employee leaked some of the...

Last week we posted about the iPhone 9 source code leak that was headlined to be the biggest leak in history.

Motherboard has followed up with details on the leak itself:

A low-level Apple employee with friends in the jailbreaking community took code from Apple while working at the company’s Cupertino headquarters in 2016, according to two people who originally received the code from the employee. Motherboard has corroborated these accounts with text messages and screenshots from the time of the original leak and has also spoken to a third source familiar with the story.

Motherboard has granted these sources anonymity given the likelihood of Apple going after them for obtaining and distributing proprietary, copyrighted software. The original Apple employee did not respond to our request for comment...

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06:49
HomePod is a GREAT speaker for playing music, but...

My HomePod arrived around noon on Friday, Feb. 9, and I’ve spent much of the weekend test driving it. Here’s my opinion in a nutshell:

The sound quality is incredible, Siri works fine for me (though you may feel differently), but there are some AirPlay shortcomings that I find annoying.

The setup

Setting up the HomePod is the very definition of simplicity. You’ll need an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with iOS 11.2.5 or later. Before you begin, make sure that your iOS device has Bluetooth turned on, and that it’s connected to the Wi-Fi network that you want HomePod to use.

Plug the wireless speaker in and wait until the light on top is pulsing white. Hold your unlocked iOS device within a few centimeters of the HomePod. When the setup screen appears, tap Set Up and follow the onscreen instructions.

If the setup screen doesn’t appear automatically — and it didn’t for me — open the Home app, tap the “+”, then tap Add Accessory. Tap “...

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06:45
The HomePod power cable can be removed, but you...

[VIDEO] Warning: Don’t try this at home. This is a professional cord puller on a closed course.

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06:35
Apple Park drone footage shows not-quite complete...




The drone flights around Apple Park have not stopped following opening of the campus, with the latest footage showing still-progressing landscaping, and most of the facilities very near 100 percent completion.

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06:29
Apple moves from #5 to #4 in global laptop shipments...

TrendForce reports that Apple has overtaken ASUS in global laptop shipments, moving up from fifth to fourth place.

The firm is also predicting that Apple’s notebooks will achieve double-digit market share this year …

more…

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06:26
At what age do you form the strongest attachment to...

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, New York Times:

When do the strongest adult musical preferences set in?

And:

For this project, the music streaming service Spotify gave me data on how frequently every song is listened to by men and women of each particular age.

And:

Consider, for example, the song “Creep,” by Radiohead. This is the 164th most popular song among men who are now 38 years old. But it is not in the top 300 for the cohort born 10 years earlier or 10 years later.

Note that the men who most like “Creep” now were roughly 14 when the song came out in 1993. In fact, this is a consistent pattern.

I did a similar analysis with every song that topped the Billboard charts from 1960 to 2000. In particular, I measured how old their biggest fans today were when these songs first came out.

I was about 11 when I first really latched on to music, 12 when I got my hands on my first guitar. And by 14, I was deeply immersed in what would...

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06:22
iFixIt: the HomePod is very hard to open, but is so...

The gang at iFixIt, which tears apart tech gadgets and look at their innards so you don’t have to, have offered a teardown of Apple’s HomePod. They find that the wireless speaker is “the world device ever to open,” but is bulletproof, meant to withstand intense vibration and minimize buzzing components.

iFixIt’s HomePod Teardown highlights include:

  • The seamless 3D mesh was designed to be acoustically transparent while protecting the HomePod's insides from dust and debris. Sandwiched between the net-like layers, iFixIt found tiny wiry coils that allow sound waves to travel through the fabric with little to no reflection.
  • This bot was built for bass. To produce deep, dramatic bass notes a speaker needs to move a lot of air. Traditionally, that’s done by increasing the loudspeaker’s diameter, but Apple increased the travel of the voice coil instead. Now, the speaker...
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06:15
Apple, LG, Valve invest $10 million OLED...

Apple, LG, and Valve are making a $10 million investment in eMagin, a small company that makes OLED microdisplays, reports CNET, which found the info in documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. 

The Hopewell Junction, New York-based company manufactures active-matrix Organic LED (AM-OLED) microdisplays on silicon. These displays perform at low-power levels, extended temperature ranges and provide image performance not possible with LCD technologies, the company says.

The investment, made in the form of a new stock issuance, was expected to be completed before the end of January, according to the filing. CNET says the investment underscores the tech community's commitment to virtual reality and augmented reality.

In January the...

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