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Tuesday September 20

12:03
Check iPhone 7 and 7 Plus availability at Apple...

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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12:02
Google brings natural language search to Drive

Starting today, Google Drive features Natural Language Processing to make it even easier to find that buried spreadsheet or long-lost docs. Taking a page from its Google Assistant playbook, the search box in Drive now allows for easy, human-oriented...

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11:46
Apple Pay adds support for 30+ more banks &...

Apple today continued its rollout of Apple Pay with support for over thirty more banks and credit unions in the United States. Head below for the full list.

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11:42
WatchESPN's live and on-demand streaming...

Rejoice, sports and console gaming fans: ESPN's self-titled streaming app WatchESPN is now available on the PlayStation 4. According to the network, subscribers can now access ESPN's live and on-demand content on every major streaming device, and non...

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11:40
It Took a Couple Decades, But the Music Business...

According to latest number from RIAA, music sales in the first half of the year were up 8.4 percent, to $3.4 billion -- the best performance the music industry has seen since its peak days back in the CD era. Recode adds: That boom is fueled entirely by the growth of paid subscription services. This year's numbers include Apple Music, which didn't exist a year ago but has 17 million worldwide subscribers today, as well as Spotify, which has been growing faster than Apple and has 40 million global subs. Digital downloads via stores like iTunes, meanwhile, are falling behind. Those sales dropped 17 percent to $1 billion. And some people still buy CDs, but soon that business will be a footnote: Those sales dropped 14 percent and now make up just 20 percent of U.S. sales. All good, right? Not according to Cary Sherman, who runs the RIAA, the labels' American trade group. He has a Medium post complaining that YouTube doesn't pay enough for all the music it streams, almost all of which...

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11:37
Congress to Bureaucrats: Trust No One


Congress earlier this month lowered the hammer on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in a report on the massive data breach that resulted in the theft of 4.2 million former and current government employees' personnel files, as well as 21.5 million individuals' security clearance information, including fingerprints associated with 5.6 million of them. "The lax state of OPM's information security left the agency's information systems exposed for any experienced hacker to infiltrate and compromise," notes the report.

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11:27
Instagram's 'Save Draft' feature is...

Unlike Snapchat's unpolished zaniness, Instagram's tools and tone skewed users to share more curated photos. But since it didn't save your photos midway through adding the right filters or effects, folks must either entirely edit and share a photo or...

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11:18
Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

I’ve been a Walk Leader for several years and have always had a lot of fun. I love the idea that thousands of my fellow photographers of all levels of ability and experience are all shooting on the same day. Check the web site to see if there is a walk in your area and, if not, apply to be a Walk Leader and create your own walk. It’s easy to do and there are prizes available for both leaders and shooters. Plus, it’s for a good cause.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:14
Teardown finds DAC chips in Apple's Lightning...

As anticipated, a teardown of Apple's Lightning EarPods and Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter -- both included with the iPhone 7 -- has discovered small digital-to-analog converter chips, though their exact supplier remains a mystery.

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11:13
The meaningful changes in macOS Sierra

Very few of the additions to macOS Sierra will make a lot of difference to me except for the better “universality” of the Mac with my iOS devices. Looking forward to testing that out.

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11:11
Google Photos improves sharing and builds up movie...

Sharing photos is probably one of the things you do most often from your smartphone. Yet it can be a clunky process, particularly if you’re doing so across platforms or have large images and videos that can take forever to transfer.

Google Photos is trying to fix those problems, while of course making the service even more appealing to you.

The best feature comes to those who are sending pictures from one Google Photos user to another. You’ll get a ping to import the pictures right into the app, so you don’t have to mess with MMS or other third-party sharing options. While Apple’s AirDrop is convenient for iOS and Mac users, you’re stuck with other methods if you’re trying to transfer...

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11:07
Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: Wired networking,...

While early AppleInsider tests have found Sierra to be a solid update for Mac users, every new software release has trials and tribulations for users to work through. Here are the first few that we've run into, and some possible solutions.

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11:03
Nike and EA bring back 1994 with 16-bit soccer shoes

Every year since 1994, EA Sports has added a new game to its FIFA video game line-up. Next week marks the release of FIFA 17, its 24th instalment, and to celebrate, the company has teamed up with Nike to create a limited edition Mercurial Superfly cl...

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10:58
Explaining Sierra’s “Optimized Storage”

“Optimized Storage” sounds like another one of those things that would be great – in theory. But, in practice, I’d be very careful about using it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:48
macOS Sierra now available for free

Apple® today announced that macOS™ Sierra, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update. macOS Sierra brings Siri® to the Mac® with intelligent and helpful features users know and love from iPhone® and iPad®, along with all-new capabilities designed specifically for use on the desktop. Features like Universal Clipboard, iCloud® Desktop and Documents, Auto Unlock and Apple Pay® on the web help your Mac work even better with other Apple devices. And Photos gets an update with a new Memories feature that automatically creates curated collections of your favorite photos and videos.

I’ve been using Sierra since mid-summer and it’s been very solid, and improving over time. This is a great update for macOS.

Be sure to check out our earlier post on...

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10:44
How 7 famous movie special effects sequences were...

I love these behind the scenes secrets of film productions.

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10:42
ABC signs Facebook deal to livestream 2016...

When ABC started experimenting with online streaming of the Democratic and Republican national conventions on Facebook this summer, they got a whopping 28 million video views. Whether that was an influx of cord-cutters or just a hungry public that do...

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10:37
Apple updates iWork for Mac, adding real-time...

Alongside Tuesday's release of macOS 10.12 Sierra, Apple also issued an update for its iWork trio of apps for Mac, adding real-time collaboration with users on iPhone, iPad, and iCloud.com.

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10:35
It’s heeeere! macOS Sierra is now available for...

Apple has released a finished version of macOS X Sierra. It’s a free download at the Mac App Store. Sierra requires a 2009 iMac, 2009 MacBook, 2010 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or Mac Pro.

Siri is now on the Mac. Users can look up information, find documents, pin or drag and drop search results, and even adjust system preferences. Integration with iCloud makes everything from your Desktop and Documents folder available on your iPhone and iPad so you always have access to the files you need. 

The new Universal Clipboard feature allows you to copy content, including text, images, photos and video from one Apple device and paste it in another. Apple Pay comes to the Mac in Sierra so it’s even easier to shop securely and privately online, according to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering (who, in my humble opinion, is Apple’s best presenter at these events). 

Accessible from the Dock, menu bar or keyboard, Siri lets you use...

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10:33
Apple Music and Spotify help music business'...

After almost two decades of decline caused by piracy and falling prices, the music business is enjoying a fragile recovery thanks to the growth of paid streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.

Retail spending on recorded music grew 8.1%  to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, according to a draft midyear report from the Recording Industry Association of America that was obtained by Bloomberg News. That means the U.S. industry is on pace to expand for the second straight year -- the first back-to-back growth since 1998-1999.

“We’re starting to see on-demand music streaming as no longer a thing that hipster college kids and young people do,’’Larry Miller, a former industry executive who now teaches music business at New York...

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10:27
Tweetbot updated for macOS Sierra and iOS 10, adds...

Yesterday Twitter introduced the ability to send extended tweets that include images and videos without counting against the character limit. This change was introduced months ago, but third-party Twitter clients didn’t have a heads up on how to support the new feature until it launched.

For the last 24 hours of so, Tweetbot and other third-party apps have included URLs to full tweets on the web for extended tweets, and now Tapbots has quickly shipped an update to the Mac that supports the longer tweet format (and iOS support likely isn’t far behind).

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10:25
Mac: Apple macOS Sierra

As in previous years, Apple debuted another major version of its Mac operating system back during the June Worldwide Developer’s Conference, but with a slight twist this year — the company is retiring the traditional “OS X” name in favor of calling the new operating systems macOS, bringing the naming more logically in line with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. While still continuing the same version numbering — it’s 10.12 under the hood — today’s public release of macOS Sierra (free) feels like the first pages of a new chapter in the evolution of the Mac operating system, bringing with it even more features to unify the experience with iPhone, iPad and even Apple Watch users.
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10:23
Graphene key to promising treatment for spinal cord...

Graphene seems to have almost limitless potential, from making better batteries to night-vision windshields and microscopic sensors. And now, a team at Rice University has shown the material could be key to a promising new treatment for severe spinal...

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10:07
Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for Mac w...

Alongside its public release of macOS Sierra, the latest major operating system release for Mac, Apple today updated its Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps with new features including real-time collaboration.

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10:05
Safari 10.0 now in the Mac App Store

Just before the expected release of macOS Sierra, Apple has updated Safari to version 10.0. According to the release notes:

A restart of your Mac is required, so if you're updating to macOS Sierra anyway you might just want to wait. Security content information is available at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

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10:00
How to make your own bootable macOS 10.12 Sierra USB...

It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on physical media. Things have proceeded remarkably smoothly since version 10.7 switched to download-only installers, but there are still good reasons to want a reliable old USB stick. For instance, if you find yourself doing multiple installs, a USB drive may be faster than multiple downloads (especially if you use a USB 3.0 drive). Or, maybe you need a recovery disk for older Macs that don't support the Internet Recovery feature. Whatever the reason, you're in luck, because it's not hard to make one.

As with last year, there are two ways to get it done. There's the super easy way with the graphical user interface and the only slightly less easy way that requires some light Terminal use. Here's what...

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10:00
macOS 10.12 Sierra: The Ars Technica review

Enlarge / Asking Siri the important questions. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

When Mac OS X (as it was then called) first moved to a yearly release cycle in 2011, Apple had trouble defining its scope for each release. Lion, the first in this cadence and the first release to pull in a significant number of features from iOS, feels like a half-finished version of Mountain Lion in retrospect. Mavericks stripped out some of previous versions' skeuomorphism and superfluous texture, but the Mac didn’t fully match with...

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10:00
Find My iPhone does much more than its name implies

Find My iPhone is a default app included with iOS and it can be used for much more than simply finding a lost iPhone.

The app is at the core of Apple’s phone security if you lose your iPhone or it is stolen. You can log onto Find My iPhone from another iOS device signed into your Apple ID or with a web browser at http://www.icloud.com. After launching the app or clicking on Find My iPhone on the iCloud website, you’ll be asked to log in with your Apple ID. If you have two-step authentication enabled for your Apple ID you will be asked to enter the secondary passcode.

Upon logging into Find My iPhone, a map with all the devices used with that Apple ID is displayed. Devices owned by other people on a family plan will be displayed on the map as well. If a device has been located, it’s indicated by a green circle that can be clicked for details....

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10:00
macOS Sierra review: Mac users get a modest update...

This is almost like part two of my macOS Sierra review. I had a chance to test Apple's newest desktop operating system at the beginning of the summer, just before it was released in a public beta. The software hasn't changed much since, but a few of...

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09:59
macOS Sierra is now available

Apple on Tuesday released macOS Sierra, the latest version of the Mac operating system. macOS Sierra can be downloaded through the App Store.

macOS Sierra offers several new features, including Siri, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay, Optimized Storage, Picture in Picture, and a lot more.

For more information about Sierra, read our in-depth review.

You can also check and see if your Mac is compatible with Sierra.

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09:56
Apple's macOS Sierra is now available for...

If you skipped the beta releases, today's the day you can put Siri to work on a Mac. Apple's latest desktop operating system, macOS Sierra, is now available for download. While the new version debuted back at WWDC and followed with a public beta, thi...

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09:55
Which Macs can run macOS Sierra?

September 20 is macOS Sierra day, where the latest version of the Mac operating system will be available for free in the App Store.

But first things first: Is your Mac compatible with Sierra? Here’s the compatibility list, according to Apple.

Macs that are compatible with macOS Sierra

  • iMac (Late 2009 and later)
  • Mac mini (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)
  • MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)

Requirements to use Apple Pay and Universal Clipboard

The Macs listed above can run Sierra, but older models may not support features such as Apple Pay and Universal Clipboard. To use these features, you need the following:

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09:52
Apple releases macOS 10.12 Sierra with Siri, Apple...

Apple on Tuesday released macOS 10.12 Sierra, bringing Siri to the desktop, many cross-platform integrations between iOS and macOS, Apple Pay for the web, and hundreds of other enhancements and bug fixes.

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09:50
macOS Sierra software update for Mac rolling out now...

It’s been a week since iOS 10 debuted on iPhone and iPad, and now it’s the Mac’s turn with macOS Sierra. OS X is officially no more; long live macOS (version 10.12 to be precise). As its name cleverly suggests, macOS Sierra brings Siri to the Mac for the first time since the voice assistant was introduced in 2011 with the iPhone 4s.

You can free up space on your Mac with a new optimized storage feature, sync your clipboard (and desktop and documents folders) between your Apple devices, watch videos from Safari with picture-in-picture, and use Apple Pay on the web to easily make purchases. You can even bypass your lock screen with your Apple Watch thanks to auto-unlock.

Here’s how to update and what to try in macOS Sierra:

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09:49
Apple joins global renewable energy initiative

“Apple is committed to running on 100 percent renewable energy, and we’re happy to stand beside other companies that are working toward the same effort,” said Jackson. “We’re excited to share the industry-leading work we’ve been doing to drive renewable energy into the manufacturing supply chain, and look forward to partnering with RE100 to advocate for clean-energy policies around the world.”

Apple has made some incredible strides in the environment over the past decade.

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09:35
Making Karma: Behind the scenes with GoPro's...

A typical GoPro camera launch is much how you'd imagine it to be: Extreme sport athletes perform for the press at a beautiful outdoorsy location. But where I am today is not a typical GoPro launch. That won't happen for a few weeks yet, when CEO and...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ 256GB MacBook Pro $1,200,...

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09:26
Leica's Sofort instant camera is better than it...

A $300 Leica? An instant Leica? Strange things are afoot. We were a little taken aback by the announcement of the Sofort, a $300 instant camera from the storied German camera brand. It doesn't look very... Leica-y, and instant cameras aren't really k...

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09:21
Watch: Apple's Lightning EarPods sound better...

As Apple attempts to move beyond the headphone jack, its replacement wired audio input source, Lightning, offers a number of benefits over the legacy 3.5-millimeter technology. AppleInsider shows you how Lightning is truly a step forward for audio quality.

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08:41
Apple hires YouTube-famous Canadian doctor to work...

The latest addition to Apple's health division is Dr. Mike Evans, a Canadian doctor best known for a YouTube channel in which he tackles common medical problems and broader issues.

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08:33
∞ Making a guitar

This is absolutely fascinating.

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07:46
ASE taps into Apple supply chain with iPhone 7...

Apple's fall of 2016 product lineup has proven to be a major boon for supplier Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, as the Taiwan-based company is reportedly providing key silicon for both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.

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07:36
∞ Apple’s jet black iPhone 7 Plus perfect storm

In yesterday’s Barrons blog:

The most bullish note today is from John Donovan and Steve Mullane of BlueFin Research Partners, who had written on the topic a week ago.

The authors today write that Apple is “frantically asking component suppliers to pull in deliveries in a mad rush to deliver incremental iPhone 7 units by year end,” citing higher-than-expected for the new device.

From the referenced BlueFin report:

Demand for the jet black model has been red hot, with speculators in China paying as much as $2,300 according to our checks. Last week we mentioned an almost TMZ-like reporting environment surrounding the Samsung Note 7 saga. The videos of autombiles catching fire while airports and TSA posting warnings...

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07:31
Apple is the most trusted mobile phone brand in...

Reader’s Digest has announced the results of its second annual Trusted Brands Survey, published in the October issue (on newsstands today). Apple was the “most trusted brand” in the “mobile phone” category, though Dell was the “most trusted brand” in the “computer” category (say what?).

More than 5,000 Americans across the country participated in the online survey, which awards the “Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand” title to winners in 40 product categories, including travel, food and beverage, automotive, beauty and healthcare, retail and customer service, financial services, household items, consumer electronics and more.

The Reader’s Digest survey found that trust continues to be a very important factor in consumer decision making, with 78% of this year’s survey participants stating they would choose a brand that’s been identified as more trustworthy than a different brand with equal quality and price. In addition, the study reported 67% of U.S...

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07:30
Make money from your awesome ‘Shot with iPhone 7’...

While companies like Apple shoot most of their own photography and/or create their own renders, most companies rely a great deal on so-called ‘stock photography’ – photos shot on spec by photographers in the hope of licensing them to companies later.

Selling stock photography can be extremely hard work. You have to upload and keyword them, and the percentage of photos that sell is very low even for top-notch photographers. But if you want to give it a shot, Adobe has just made the process really painless …

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07:28
CNET’s ultimate Apple iPhone quiz

Ultimate? No. But interesting? Yes. I found a few of these questions to be challenging. And one of the answers was just plain wrong. See if you can spot the error. It’s me being picky, but I think you’ll agree the proffered answer is technically wrong.

Update: There are actually two errors. One was obvious and current, and one goes back a ways. Head over to the comments for the reveal.

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07:21
Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders shipping sooner...

Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors:

Many customers who pre-ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus received shipping estimates ranging into October and November, but it appears Apple is working hard to overcome supply constraints and get shipments out earlier than expected.

Starting this morning, MacRumors began hearing reports from customers who originally had deliveries scheduled for a month or two out but will now be receiving their devices over the course of the next few days.

No early delivery love for my iPhone 7 Plus, at least not yet. Holding out hope, though. Glad to see this bit of news.

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07:18
Find your missing Apple Watch

Andrew Leavitt, writing for 17 Orbits:

Starting in 2010 Mobile Me enabled you to hunt down your missing iPhone (or iPad) with the Find My iPhone app. In 2011 OSX Lion added ‘Find My Mac’ to the mix. Beginning this week watchOs 3 enables iCloud to locate your misplaced Apple Watch.

And:

Until now real-time geolocation was only possible if your missing Apple Watch and iPhone were in Bluetooth range or on the same WiFi network. Since the watch does not have its own cellular signal that would seem to limit location tracking to within 10 meters or your home WiFi. Once out of range, however, iCloud now kicks in and reports the watch’s present location by GPS or WiFi triangulation. If the watch is turned off the last known location is reported. Accuracy is enhanced because the Apple Watch can still connect to previously known WiFi on its own (even when phone is physically far away).

Read the post and give it a try. You can track your Apple Watch (along with all...

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07:15
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt now fully supports...

Apple’s new Home app in iOS 10 promotes HomeKit to a built-in app with Control Center access, but a few accessories require firmware updates to fully work with the new home automation software. Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt was previously in this camp, and today Schlage is announcing that its Sense Smart Deadbolt is fully compatible with Apple’s new Home app.

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07:11
Highlights and Tips for macOS 10.12 Sierra

macOS 10.12 Sierra is now out. We look at some of its new features and offer some tips for using it.

 

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06:59
Apple opens trade-up program to iPhone SE, 6s &...

Prospective iPhone 7 buyers looking to make money off their old iPhones can now turn in an iPhone SE, 6s, or 6s Plus as a part of Apple's trade-up program, though the store credit given may still be significantly lower than what's offered by some third parties.

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06:57
A first look at the amazing amount of tech packed...

We’ve already seen teardowns of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, but a rather brutal teardown by Vietnamese site Tinhte has given us our first look at the rather astonishing amount of technology packed inside Apple’s deceptively simple-looking 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter.

There had been some speculation about whether Apple had managed to squeeze a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) into it or whether the company would instead find a way to do simple pass-through audio. I was certain it had to have a DAC, and this has now been confirmed …

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06:56
∞ Before you install macOS Sierra

Theoretically, sometime later today, Apple will officially release macOS Sierra. One way to tell is to fire up the Mac App Store. I suspect Apple will make it big and obvious, with macOS Sierra presence right there on the front page. You can also type macOS Sierra in the search field or tap on the Updates tab to see what’s new.

[Read the main post for thoughts on getting ready…]

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06:38
MusicWatch: Pandora still tops the rapidly changing...

As the music streaming market reacts to the introduction of Pandora Plus, as well as new on-demand services anticipated from Pandora and Amazon, research shows Pandora with the leading share of weekly music streaming hours in the United States in the second quarter of 2016. 

Nearly one-third (30%) of the time consumers spent streaming music occurred on Pandora, followed by YouTube at 27% and Spotify at 18%, according to MusicWatch, a company providing consumer research for the music industry. For the paid “on-demand” music subscription segment, Spotify Premium posted a 7% share, followed by 2% for Apple Music. 

“Pandora’s strength in the market represents a major opportunity to migrate listeners to new tiers of services, including on-demand and revised lower-price offerings,” says Russ Crupnick, managing partner of MusicWatch. “At the same...

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06:36
News: Apple working on fix for Lightning EarPod...

After iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners started taking to Twitter to complain that the volume controls on their new Lightning EarPods stopped working, Apple said it is working on a fix, Business Insider reports. Some users have noticed that after a while of being plugged into the Lightning port, the EarPods keep playing music but the volume control dongle stops working, preventing them from using it to change the volume, answer calls or activate Siri....

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06:34
Review: Wolffepack, the backpack that solves the...

It’s amazing how heavy a bag can become when you throw in a few gadgets. Backpacks are by far the most comfortable way to carry heavy loads, but they do have a few drawbacks.

First, they aren’t the most convenient of things to access. If you want to pull out your iPad or a camera, for example, you have to remove the backpack and either put it down somewhere or awkwardly hold it in one hand while wrestling with zips with the other.

Second, they can be a liability in crowded places, taking out innocent bystanders on public transit when you turn around. Third, those same very crowded places put your valuables at risk from theft as access is behind your back, out of sight. Finally, you have to remove the pack if you want to sit down.

There are existing solutions to these problems, but none work as well as the Wolffepack …

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06:32
What’s new in the Maps app for iOS 10

Serenity Caldwell digs into the iOS 10 Maps app, focusing on the new look, search improvements, directions, and finding your parked car. Definitely worth a read.

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06:28
Jean-Louis Gassée: Apple’s debt to bloggers

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note:

For months, tech bloggers declared that the upcoming iPhone 7 would be boring, lacking creativity, a flop waiting to happen. “So unless something crazy happens in the next few months, the iPhone 7 will look and feel a lot like the 6s.”

Steve Kovach, The...

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06:21
Apple patent hints at an ‘iServe’ NAS device/home...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,448,683) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “network media device,” which hints at an Apple NAS device/home server, something I’ve long wanted. 

The patent is for a network media device is described that pulls multimedia data from one or more sources (e.g., a multimedia website or a multimedia server computer) at a first time, stores it to long-term storage within the device and transmits the stored multimedia data to one or more designated multimedia playback devices at a second time.

In the patent filing — which goes all the way back to 2006 — Apple notes that, with the increasing capacity and capability of personal computers, as well as improved multimedia interfaces for these computers, it has become popular to use personal computers as a repository for multimedia content, such as songs, movies, etc. Services such as iTunes and the substantially unlimited storage space provided by modern...

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06:14
South Korean analysts expect 100 million iPhone 7...

A series of analysts from South Korea see only upsides for iPhone 7 component suppliers as a result of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, with one expecting to see over 100 million sales of Apple's new phone before the end of 2016.

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06:03
Patent trolling': Apple vs. MobileMedia battle...

A six-and-a-half-year battle over claims that ring-alert and quieting features on some iPhones violate a MobileMedia Ideas patent headed to a federal jury in Delaware for a second time late Monday, with an estimated $18 million in damages on the line. MobileMedia sued Apple in 2010, claiming it infringed 14 patents for electronics. 

In December 2012, a U.S. jury ruled that Apple’s iPhone infringed three patents owned by holding company MobileMedia Ideas, though damages have not yet been determined. In court filings, Apple asked a judge to rule that MobileMedia’s patents are invalid as a matter of law, and that there is no “legally sufficient” basis to find MobileMedia has proven infringement.

MobileMedia Ideas is the patent portfolio licensor of inventions adopted by manufacturers of smart phones, mobile phones and other portable devices including personal computers, laptops, netbooks, person. Some might call the company a “patent troll.” 

A patent troll is an...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: OneVPN Lifetime Subscription

For Tuesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering a Lifetime Subscription to OneVPN for only $29 — that’s 75% off the regular price. OneVPN will provide you with an ad-free and completely secure Internet experience, while maintaining high speeds and offering a variety of other services, including exit points in 18 different countries for accessing streaming content across geographical boundaries. Get the OneVPN: Lifetime Subscription…

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06:00
Canary spreads its wings with a weatherproof...

The battery-powered Canary Flex can operate truly wire free, and a new membership benefit could reimburse up to $1000 of your insurance deductible in the event of a break-in.

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05:53
Apple hires doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital

Apple has hired Dr. Mike Evans (also known as “DocMikeEvans"), a Canadian doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital for an unspecified role involving worldwide health innovation, reports CBC News.  He’s a former staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto,

According to CBC News, he’s already started his new line of digital health care work with Apple. Evans, who declined to discuss his job in detail, is commuting between Toronto and Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California while his older son finishes high school, the article adds.

Evans' media lab fuses patients with creatives (filmmakers, designers, writers) and expert clinician-researchers. The premise of his lab is that most healthcare happens at home and that the biggest missing workforce is the public, and that if we can create high quality...

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05:44
Apple adds new iPhone models to its trade-up program...

Apple has added the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus to its trade-up program in the United States, offering estimated trade-in values of $160, $275, and $315 respectively towards the purchase of a new iPhone. 

Apple has also lowered its estimated trade-in values for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by $25 each to $200 and $225 respectively, while the iPhone 5s now scores $90 instead of $125. iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c trade-in values are now $50 and $40 respectively, down from $75 each, and the iPhone 4s is no longer eligible for trade in. 

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05:40
ScanSnap Users Should Delay Sierra Upgrades

If you use a ScanSnap document scanner to create PDFs, avoid upgrading to Sierra. Otherwise, scanned PDFs could lose pages.

 

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05:24
Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch enhances Apple's quick...

Apple's force sensing 3D Touch technology is greatly expanded in the newly released iOS 10 update, adding new capabilities to the Control Center shortcuts for flashlight, timer, calculator, camera, and smart home accessories. In addition, Control Center marks the only place in iOS 10 where Apple emulates 3D Touch on non-3D Touch devices.

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05:15
Some users experiencing connectivity glitches with...

Well, this is sort of a mess.

Apple is presently working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company said in a statement issued on Monday

When using the EarPods, there’s an occasional bug that can cause the remote portion of the accessory to become unresponsive. While audio will continue to play, the remote does not work, so there’s no way to control the volume, access Siri, or answer a phone call.

As of now, the glitch seems to be intermittent and random and it’s been reported that unplugging the Earpods and plugging them back in seems to temporarily resolve the issue.

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Twitter changes policy, allows media attachments to...

You’ll finally begin to get more out of your tweets.

On Monday, Twitter changed its architecture so that posting photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes of other tweets without counting against the 140-character limit. Now that these media attachments won’t reduce the character count, users can compose longer tweets. Twitter announced this change back in May, but the company did not set a date for when it would actually be rolling it out to users.

Finally, twitter announced that it is currently testing a more lenient protocol where direct replies are concerned. Following the change, direct replies to specific user names wouldn’t count against the 140-character limit.

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How to use Power Reserve on your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has a nifty Power Reserve feature that lets you continue to tell time while preserving your battery life. The smartwatch will automatically enter Power Reserve if the battery gets too low, and you might see a red lighting bolt next to the time. However, you can enable the reserve feature manually.

In Power Reserve, press the side button to show the current time in a 24-hour format. The time will display for six seconds. While your Apple Watch is in Power Reserve, your Apple Watch and iPhone won't communicate, and you can't access other watch features.

To turn the watch back on, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo and wait for your Apple Watch to restart. You might need to charge your watch first.

If you need to, you can turn on Power Reserve. Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off, Power Reserve, and Lock Device options. Then drag the slider to turn on Power Reserve.

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Parsix Normalizes GNOME


Parsix is a feature-rich distro that will delight GNOME desktop users looking for a well-tweaked user experience. It offers a well-oiled, single track Linux desktop operating system. It has no distractions from multiple desktop options. It provides one of the best integrations of the latest GNOME desktop available. Parsix has been around since at least 2007. Along the way, it built a reputation for dependability. It offers a very solid stability of Debian with a hefty mix of desktop performance for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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04:46
Apple hires YouTube doctor who has talked of ‘...

Apple has hired a Canadian doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital for an unspecified role. Dr Mike Evans runs what he calls a ‘mini med school’ YouTube channel known as DocMikeEvans, which aims to better educate the public about health matters.

“I’m very excited for Dr. Mike that he will be able to use his multiple talents to impact an even bigger worldwide audience,” said Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, vice-president of research at St. Michael’s Hospital. “I’m looking forward to seeing his new innovations and having St. Mike’s collaborate with him in his new role.”

“Dr. Mike” isn’t allowed to say much about his new role, other than that he will be working on health-care innovation worldwide.

One reason Apple would be interested in him is no secret, however …

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04:30
Apple Watch Series 2 is a major step forward (though...

I've now spent an week with an Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm black aluminum with a black Sports band). It takes some great steps forward, but isn’t yet the perfect watch for this runner. But it’s a software feature I’m looking for, not a hardware problem. 

I must point out that, unlike my children and much of the younger generation, I like having a wristwatch. Perhaps I'm simply indoctrinated after a lifetime of wearing one, but I enjoy being able to tell the time without pulling my iPhone out of my pocket.  

Of course, buying an Apple Watch just to tell time would be like buying a 27-inch iMac with Retina display just to check your email. That's overkill.

Apple is touting the Apple Watch Series 2 as “the ultimate device for a healthy life.” That’s a bit of hype, but the smartwatch does have lots of great fitness/health bells and whistles. 

Contrary to some opinions, I found the Watch's interface easy to learn. The Digital Crown lets you easily scroll, zoom...

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04:01
Opera for Mac has built-in VPN, but don’t expect to...

Opera’s browser for Mac is finally out of beta, its headline feature being built-in unlimited VPN. The company first added it to the developer version back in April.

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04:00
Using the ‘Markup’ feature of iOS 10 Photos

With iOS 10, you can draw or type on any photo you take when using the Photos app.

Launch Photos, open a pic, and click the three-slider icon that opens up the editing options. From there, click the three-dot icon in a circle and choose “Markup.”

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02:56
Review: QNAP TS-251A NAS is a great choice for a...

On paper, the QNAP TS-251A looks like a well-specced network attached storage device for home use (buy it here for $319), featuring a dual-core processor and ample 2 GB RAM. It even has a HDMI port and bundled IR remote, so you can plug it into a TV and use it directly.

There are a hundred different features you can use a NAS for but I’m focusing on what I use: backup and a TV shows / movies server. I am looking for units that are easy to use and maintain with enough performance to handle multiple video streams at once, as I use my NAS to provide content for every television in the house. Here’s my hands on with the QNAP NAS and how well it handles media and backup tasks …

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Apple patents Apple Watch Series 2 water expulsion...

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents relating to current and potential future Apple Watch hardware applications, one of which details the unique liquid expulsion via speaker feature debuted with Apple Watch Series 2.

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Monday September 19

19:54
Consumer Reports says there isn’t much difference...

Apple made a big deal about the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras, but since the announcement of the devices there’s been debate about just how much better the cameras actually are. Our own Jeff Bejanmin has noted of some of the differences with the camera, and now Consumer Reports is out with their analysis of the changes…

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18:39
Professor proves NAND mirroring attack thwarts...

A Cambridge computer scientist used $100 of hardware to clone an iPhone 5c's NAND memory chip in a successful attempt at bypassing the handset's encryption lock, seemingly proving correct theories lobbed in the aftermath of Apple's encryption fight with the FBI.

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16:54
GoPro sets the standard for action cameras with the...

Today was a busy day for GoPro. Along with revealing its much-anticipated first drone, known as the Karma, the company also introduced two new action cameras. Both the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session are a major upgrade over their predecessors, with vo...

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16:46
What's on your HDTV: 'Labyrinth' 4K...

Welcome to your fall TV season. Now we get to say things like "Lucifer got a second season?" and "Dr. Ken is still on? Good for them!" There's a slew of returning series and all-new shows, including Kiefer Sutherland as not-Jack Bauer in Designated S...

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16:33
Hilarious Galaxy Note 7 unboxing

This is absolutely hilarious.

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16:30
Apple acknowledges glitch with new iPhone Lightning...

The issue, which I’ve also experienced a few times while testing the iPhone 7, happens after you’ve left the EarPods plugged into the iPhone 7’s Lightning port for a few minutes. Audio continues to play, but the volume control dongle stops working, meaning you can’t adjust the volume, activate Siri, or answer calls.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:27
Apple working on fix for iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods...

Apple on Monday acknowledged consumer complaints that a glitch in the gratis iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods causes the attached multifunction remote control to intermittently stop functioning, saying a fix is in the works.

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16:25
See how iPhone 7 Plus’s 3GB RAM performs against...

Apple never comments on the amount of RAM it adds to its mobile devices, but it’s now well-known that the iPhone 7 Plus, with its 3 GB of RAM, has the most memory of any iPhone ever. Only the 4 GB-equipped 12.9″ iPad Pro bests the iPhone 7 Plus in this regard.

It’s largely speculated that the added RAM is there to help out with image processing in concert with the iPhone 7 Plus’ iSight Duo camera. Of course, this is Apple, so many questions remain that will likely go unanswered, but it seems like a logical explanation.

The standard-sized iPhone 7 still has 2 GB of RAM, which, after the dramatic performance differences yielded the last time there was a big RAM increase, may make some people think twice about buying the smaller version. But after an admittedly unscientific test or two, the amount of RAM probably shouldn’t be the top item on your priority list....

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16:14
Byword text editor for Mac now works with macOS...

macOS Sierra (which I almost forgot comes out tomorrow!) includes a new feature for developers to use tabs in any windowed app. You probably already use tabs in your web browser and Finder gained tabs in a recent OS X update, and macOS Sierra makes using tabs in other built-in apps like Text Editor possible.

Byword is a well-known text editor for the Mac that I personally use to draft stories and edit text for work when I’m not writing in WordPress in Safari. The latest update now lets you collect multiple Byword windows into a single Byword window with tabs just like Safari or Finder.

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16:09
Next 'GTA Online' expansion will make a...

Motorcycle gangs aren't exactly new ground for Grand Theft Auto, sure, but GTA Online will play host to the one percenters in the future. The refreshingly conservatively named "Bikers" expansion will add eight-player gangs, "a massive slate of new co...

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15:52
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19...

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.10, VMware Fusion 8.5, BusyContacts 1.1.2, SuperDuper 2.9.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1, Keyboard Maestro 7.3, Boom 2 v1.5, BusyCal 3.0.6, and iTunes 12.5.1.

 

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15:52
ExtraBITS for 19 September 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Ars Technica profiles users who cling to Mac OS 9, Peter Cohen has a fix for T-Mobile users on iOS 10, Brett Terpstra provides the ultimate guide to iOS text editors, and TechHive’s Jared Newman offers a cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NFL.

 

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15:51
Apple joins RE 100 renewable energy initiative,...

As part of continued eco-friendly efforts, Apple on Monday said it is now part of the RE100, a global initiative of leading companies committed to boosting demand and delivery of 100 percent renewable energy.

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15:45
AWT News Update: September 19, 2016

Steve's iPhone 7 Plus finally arrived today -- don't ask why it took so long -- so he's been playing with it in advance of a full review. That means that today's podcast is a bit shorter than usual!

  • We overview some rare bugs that are hitting some new iPhones
  • macOS Sierra will be here tomorrow. Are you ready?
  • Google releases Google Trips for iOS, great for business or personal travel

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 19, 2016. My iPhone 7 Plus finally showed up this afternoon, so guess what I spent a lot of the afternoon playing with? We’ll have a first look...

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15:41
Apple joins RE100, announces supplier clean energy...

Apple has joined the global renewable energy initiative RE100, reaffirming its commitment to reaching 100% renewable energy worldwide and pledging to work with the initiative to drive clean energy into the manufacturing supply chain. RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for - and delivery of - renewable energy.

Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, announced the membership today during remarks at Climate Week in New York City, and shared additional progress the company is making toward its clean energy goals. 

"Apple is committed to running on 100 percent renewable energy, and we’re happy to stand beside other companies that are working toward the same effort,” she said. “We’re excited to share the industry-leading work we've been doing to drive renewable energy into the manufacturing supply chain, and look...

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15:33
iOS 10 is already on one-third of Apple mobile...

After six days of availability, iOS 10 is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by Mixpanel — as noted by AppleInsider. 

Data from the analytics firm shows iOS 10 tracking at 33.64% of Apple devices, up from an initial figure of 14% measured 24 hours after last week's launch. Mix panel says 61.5% of devices were still running Apple's iOS 9 as of Sunday. Those running OS versions older than iOS 9 fell from 5.42% last week to 4.86%.

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15:27
Apple working on a fix for a Lightning EarPods glitch

Apple is working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company told Business Insider

The issue, which doesn’t happen consistently, happens after you've left the EarPods plugged into the iPhone 7's Lightning port for a few minutes. Audio continues to play, but the volume control dongle stops working, meaning you can't adjust the volume, activate Siri, or answer calls. It's unclear if the problem affects third-party Lightning headphones, according to Business Insider.

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15:21
Apple again shows commitment to renewable energy...

 Apple has announced a partnership with Arizona utility Salt River Project (SRP) to create new renewable energy generation to power Apple’s new global data command center. The photovoltaic solar power plant will feed clean power into SRP’s grid that supports the Apple facility, producing up to 151 million kilowatt-hours a year.

Four years ago, Apple committed to power its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy. Since 2009, Greenpeace has benchmarked the energy performance of the IT sector in its annual Clicking Clean report, which is due out at the end of September. 

“Apple has taken another important step to deliver on its commitment to powering its corner of the internet with 100 percent renewable energy. This deal once again shows that renewables are not just good for the environment, but good for business,” says Greenpeace Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook. “Greenpeace will be updating our analysis of who is winning the race to build a renewably powered...

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15:18
Apple pledges commitment to 100% renewable energy...

As its efforts to switch to renewable continue, Apple today announced that it is joining the global renewable energy initiative RE100. In joining the program, Apple will continue to work on its commitment of powering its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable. As part of the process, Apple will work with its manufacturing supply chain to push clean energy usage in that area, as well.

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15:15
Here's our first look at Panasonic's video...

Panasonic held it's Photokina 2016 press conference today and finally spilled the beans on the 4K GH5, the successor to its popular GH4. The big news was 10-bit 4K capture at up to 60 fps, and even up to 6K -- but only for short photo bursts. We also...

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15:11
Apple's iOS 10 on one-third of compatible...

After only six days of availability, Apple's latest mobile operating system iteration, iOS 10, is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by analytics firm Mixpanel.

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14:49
Apple says a fix is coming for Lightning headphones...

The switch to Lightning headphones has been a headache for some, but Apple says that a fix is coming for a bug that’s plaguing some users. A variety of complaints have surfaced on Twitter that say the volume controls on Lightning EarPods become nonfunctional after a short amount of time…

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14:40
Twitter stops counting photos, GIFs, polls, and...

Longer tweets are finally here.

On Monday, Twitter began letting its users post photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes of other tweets without counting against the 140-character limit. Now that these media attachments won’t reduce the character count, users can compose longer tweets. Twitter announced this change back in May, but the company did not set a date for when it would actually be rolling it out to users. 

Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC

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