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Thursday January 12

06:40
Apple Planning To Make Original TV Shows and Movies...

While investors seem to remain optimistic about the future of Apple, it's no secret that sales of its iconic hardware products have flatlined or fallen over the past year. From a report: We'll have to wait until January 31 to find out how the company performed over the critical holiday period. But for the moment, its most promising category of revenue has been "services," which includes things like Apple Music, and has been on a big winning streak over the past several quarters. Now it appears Apple is getting ready to make an even bigger bet in that category. According to a story just published by the Wall Street Journal, the company "has been in talks with veteran producers in recent months about buying rights to scripted television programs. It also has approached experienced marketing executives at studios and networks to discuss hiring them to promote its content." According to the story, the programming would be part of is Apple Music subscription ($6/month for an individual...

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06:38
After $34M in preorders, iOS-connected self-flying...




Citing production issues, the makers of Lily -- an autonomous, iOS-connected drone that aimed to simplify aerial photography --?have announced that their project has been completely canceled, and refunds will be issued to customers over the next 60 days.

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06:27
Future AirPods may serve as a sports monitoring...

Future AirPods might track your heart rate and more, then transmit the data to an Apple Watch or iPhone. Apple has been granted a patent (number 20170010858) for a “sports monitoring system for headphones, earbuds, and/or headsets.” 

According to the patent, the monitoring system can be used with headphones, earbuds or headsets. It can, for example, be used to monitor user activity, such as during exercise or sporting activities. The positioning of the monitoring system can also track biometric data such as temperature, perspiration and heart rate. The monitoring system can also be used to control a an electronic device. In one embodiment, the monitoring system facilitates user control of the electronic device using head gestures.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that, conventionally, pedometers have been worn (e.g., attached to a wrist or to a user's hip) to monitor and display a distance traveled by a user. More recently, accelerometers have been...

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06:10
Apple rivals Samsung & LG aiming for foldable...




Two of Apple's competitors in the smartphone space -- Samsung and LG -- may launch their first foldable phones towards the end of the year, potentially dampening the "wow" factor of a redesigned "iPhone 8."

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06:01
∞ Emulations of most every Mac OS, from System 2...

Click through to the main Loop post for an amazing graphic from Steve Troughton-Smith.

Steve used a variety of emulators to emulate a huge representative range of Mac OSes, from System 2 through System 7.6.1, then Mac OS 8.6, then on to Rhapsody developer release 1 and so forth, ending with Yosemite.

Incredible!

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: HyperDrive USB Type-C 5-in-1 Hub

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the HyperDrive USB Type-C 5-in-1 Hub for only $39.95 — that’s 20% off the regular price. This compact and portable hub lets you easily expand your new MacBook Pro’s USB-C ports, adding two standard USB 3.0 type-A ports, along with SDXC, microSDXC, and an extra USB-C port. Pass-through charging also means you can leave everything at your desk connected to the hub and easily “dock in”…

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05:54
Apple negotiating to expand scripted programming in...




In the wake of "Carpool Karaoke" and "Planet of the Apps," a new report suggests that Apple may be looking at expanding unique scripted content, to draw users to the iTunes and iPhone ecosystems, and boost Apple Music subscriptions

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05:54
Opera Neon is a funky new approach to a web browser...

Some companies settle for a video render when they come up with product concepts, but Opera has created a fully-fledged working app to illustrate what it describes as an ‘alternate reality’ for the browser, Opera Neon.

To bring our vision to life, we put together a team of talented developers and designers to work on a unique prototype browser. We created thousands of concepts, drawings, iterations, versions and interface designs.

Today, we can finally show you Opera Neon. It is a concept browser – an experimental browser that envisions the future of web browsers similar to the way concept cars predict the future of automobiles.

The approach looks radically different to a conventional browser, starting as a semi-transparent overlay of your speed-dial sites floating above your Mac desktop. Opera Neon also takes a kind of virtual reality approach to tabs …

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05:53
WSJ: Apple plans ‘significant’ business in original...

Apple plans to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, the Wall Street Journal reports, in a move that could make it a bigger player in Hollywood and offset slowing sales of iPhones and iPads.

Programming would reportedly be available to subscribers of Apple Music, which already includes a limited number of documentary-style segments on musicians, but nothing like the premium programming the company is now seeking.

Could this be a hint that Apple’s long-rumored streaming service (which I’ve dubbed “Apple Web TV” might be closer to reality? Depends on Apple’s negotiations with network execs.

Last year, the Wall Street Journal said the company’s “hard nosed” bargaining...

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05:52
External Link: How to Fix the iOS Share Sheet

In a post on Medium, Greg Raiz, CEO of app development agency Raizlabs, explains how Apple could improve the Share sheet in iOS. He points out that the seldom-used AirDrop takes up far too much space, the app with which you want to share is often buried, and there are too many customization options. Raiz presents a cleaner and simpler Actions sheet (a more accurate name since the Share sheet frequently contains actions unrelated to sharing) that distinguishes between actions within the current app and sharing data with other apps. It also prioritizes app actions and orders share apps by frequency of use. We hope Apple redesigns the Share sheet along these lines for iOS 11.

 

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05:47
∞ Gruber: The right way to pop your Apple AirPods...

[VIDEO] This is the very first video on the Daring Fireball YouTube channel. For a first timer, John Gruber sure does have some chops. Nice job.

If you own, or plan on buying a pair of AirPods, check this out. Video on the main Loop post.

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05:41
Apple’s sets its sights on Hollywood with plans for...

Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc. is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could make it a bigger player in Hollywood and offset slowing sales of iPhones and iPads.

These people said the programming would be available to subscribers of Apple’s $10-a-month streaming-music service, which has struggled to catch up to the larger Spotify AB. Apple Music already includes a limited number of documentary-style segments on musicians, but nothing like the premium programming it is now seeking.

The technology giant has been in talks with veteran producers in recent months about buying rights to scripted television programs. It also has approached experienced marketing executives at studios and networks to discuss hiring them to promote its content, said people with knowledge of the discussions.

And:

In addition to TV, Apple indicated to these people that...

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05:40
iOS hardware ecosystem, services will generate $1...

Analyst Horace Dediu says in a blog post that Apple’s iOS hardware ecosystem and related services is on schedule to generate U.S.$1 trillion next year.

“In its first 10 years, the iPhone will have sold at least 1.2 billion units, making it the most successful product of all time," he writes. “The iPhone also enabled the iOS empire which includes the iPod touch, the iPad, the Apple Watch and Apple TV whose combined total unit sales will reach 1.75 billion units over 10 years. This total is likely to top 2 billion units by the end of 2018.”

The revenues from iOS product sales will reach $980 billion by middle of 2017, Dediu writes. In addition to hardware Apple also books iOS services revenues (including content) which have totaled more than $100 billion to date....

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05:32
Apple and fake news

Andy Ihnatko, writing about fake news:

I’ll use Apple as an example. They had a problem on their hands in the form of a deeply-negative Consumer Reports headline: “New MacBook Pros Fail to Earn Consumer Reports Recommendation.” CR had tested the new MacBook Pros and concluded that the battery life of all three models were insanely inconsistent.

Response Option 1: Apple calls the report “Fake News” and dismisses Consumer Reports as “failing, sad, and pathetic.” Next question.

Response Option 2: Apple disagrees with CR’s findings and tries to substantiate their results. An examination of CR’s testing methodology — done with the publication’s help — reveals no fudging, but identifies many quirks in the test protocol that probably contributed to a suspicious result.

Apple did exactly the right thing. If the original CR review was totally screwy, it shouldn’t be hard to demonstrate why, and Apple certainly has the resources to put in that kind of effort....

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05:30
Impractical concept imagines a next-generation Mac...

A German visual designer has come up with a concept for a next-generation Mac Pro that sees the trashcan design extended into a larger oval shape, sitting somewhere between the original and new Mac Pro in size.

Those arguing that Apple needs to offer both older and newer ports would have no complaints at this machine, which combines four USB 3 ports and the same number of Thunderbolt 2 ones with no fewer than 16 USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports …

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05:15
JetBlue announces Fly-Fi service availability for...

Wi-Fi is now available on every JetBlue flight and aircraft.

The budget airline announced the finished rollout of Fly-Fi, a free in-flight Wi-Fi service that claims to offer faster connections than some paid options like Gogo.

The service is now available on all flights while a number of airports in the U.S. and elsewhere are offering access as well, though in rare cases it may be paid —like Newburgh, N.Y. —or non-existent, as with places like Mexico City and Montego Bay.

Given ideal circumstances, travelers will be able to remain connected from gate to gate, even avoiding the need to reach cruising altitude once onboard a plane. In practice, Fly-Fi can only be active if a flight is over the U.S.

Data speeds should range from 12 to 15 megabits per second. While this is slower than LTE or many landline Internet connections, it should be sufficient for music and video streaming. JetBlue, from its own end, has added streaming partners such as Amazon,...

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05:14
∞ Apple Campus 2, January drone footage

[VIDEO] Lots of rain and water accumulation. Should help point out any leaks before all the finish work is done. Still a fair amount of work to do, but things are really taking shape. Video in the main Loop post.

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05:09
AirPods have quickly captured one quarter of new...

Mac Rumors:

In the U.S. last month, an estimated 75% of revenue from headphones sold online came from wireless models, up from 50% in December 2015, according to Slice Intelligence. Apple’s new AirPods led the way, capturing an estimated 26% share of online revenue in the wireless headphone market since launching on December 13.

And:

AirPods stole the top spot from Beats, which took an estimated 15.4% of online revenue in the wireless headphone market, down from 24.1% between the start of 2015 and December 13. Given it owns Beats, Apple appears to have actually taken nearly 40% of online revenue in the market since launching AirPods.

I regularly see Apple’s traditional white EarPods as well as Beats over ear headphones out in public. But I have yet to see a single pair of AirPods in the wild. I expect this is wave, still too far from shore to see. Could also be a sign that people tend to use AirPods in more private settings.

But given the huge...

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05:00
Apple’s market share grows in Q4 2016 following...

Apple apparently gained some market share in the fourth quarter of 2016 thanks to the refreshed MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar built in.

The latest data from research firms Gartner and IDC show Apple gaining ground in the PC industry, despite the market continuing to slow as a whole. IDC’s new data shows that 70.2 million PCs shipped in the fourth quarter of 2016, marking a 1.5 percent year-on-year decline, but showing a continued stabilization of the market.

For the year, IDC says that PC shipments hit 260 million, down 5.7 percent compared to 2015. Worldwide, Apple saw its marketshare rise from 7.4 percent in Q4 2015 to 7.5 percent, though overall shipments fell by .9 percent for the year as a whole. Overall, Apple ranks as the fourth largest PC vendor worldwide, with Lenovo coming in at the top, followed by HP and Dell.

The rise in Apple’s market share seems to have been boosted by the late 2016 MacBook Pro.

On the whole, 2016 represented a slow...

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04:58
Android’s emoji problem

Jeremy Burge, Emojipedia:

The Google design team were months ahead of Apple with new emoji in the past year. Support for the latest emojis came to Android in the major Nougat release in August of 2016.

Yet the vast majority of Android users still can’t see these new emojis.

What they see, instead, are empty rectangles. Why? Lack of timely Android updates.

New emojis are bundled with system updates for iOS and Android, as emoji fonts and relevant Unicode support is provided at an OS level1.

This system should work well, but the weak link is relying on manufacturers to provide updates in a timely manner.

Vlad Savov reported in September2: most phones at IFA (large tech show in Europe) were running a year-old version of Android.

And:

These aren’t old phones not getting updates: they’re brand new phones running an out of date OS. It’s not a good sign.

Great post from someone who really knows the emoji business. One takeaway...

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04:49
The first trillion dollars is always the hardest

Horace Dediu, Asymco:

In its first 10 years, the iPhone will have sold at least 1.2 billion units, making it the most successful product of all time. The iPhone also enabled the iOS empire which includes the iPod touch, the iPad, the Apple Watch and Apple TV whose combined total unit sales will reach 1.75 billion units over 10 years. This total is likely to top 2 billion units by the end of 2018.

And:

The revenues from iOS product sales will reach $980 billion by middle of this year. In addition to hardware Apple also books iOS services revenues (including content) which have totaled more than $100 billion to date.

This means that iOS will have generated over $1 trillion in revenues for Apple sometime this year.

Simply remarkable.

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04:39
Adobe shows concept video of voice-based photo...

Adobe has released a concept video showing how voice-based photo editing might work on an iPad. The video shows a user selecting voice control, cropping a photo to a square, flipping the image horizontally and posting to Facebook.

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04:30
LG UltraFine 5K is a great display for new MacBook...

In a previous review, I mentioned that I wasn’t overly impressed with the LG UltraFine 4K, one of the monitors LG co-developed with Apple for use with the 2016 MacBook Pros. Thankfully, the UltraFine 5K addresses some of its smaller siblings’ shortcomings (which it should since it’s more expensive).

For example, the 5K has a built-in camera/mic for FaceTime calls, which the 4K lacks. The bigger display also feels sturdier; the smaller monitor seemed a bit flimsy to me. That said, the LG display still looks boxy, clunky, and unsexy compared to the late Thunderbolt Display and that of the iMac.

The 27-inch display on the LG UltraFine 5K — which is 18.3 inches high, 24.6 inches wide, 9.4 inches deep, and weighs 18.7 pounds — is gorgeous. It boasts a 5120-by-2880 resolution, 14.7 million pixels,...

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04:02
Apple plans to offer original scripted TV shows by...

The ‘will it, won’t it’ speculation about Apple moving into original TV content in a significant way continues today with a WSJ report claiming that the company is planning to offer ‘original scripted TV content’ by the end of the year. Apple is also said to be ‘considering’ the idea of offering original movies, though these plans are said to be less advanced.

Apple is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, according to people familiar with the matter […] Executives at Apple have told people in Hollywood they hope to start offering original scripted content by the end of 2017.

While past speculation has focused on the idea of Apple offering subscription TV packages, today’s report suggests more of a continuation of the company’s approach to date …

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04:00
How to use the Path Bar in macOS Sierra

It’s easy to get lost and not know where you are or what directory you’re growing using the macOS Finder. There’s a little known feature called Path Bar that can make your life easier. 

It’s a narrow strip near the bottom of a Finder window. It’s disabled by default; here’s how to enable it.

  • Open a Finder window.
  • Select Show Path Bar from the Finder View menu. (You’ll find it in the top left side of your screen).
  • The Path Bar will now display in all of your Finder windows.

Double-clicking any of the folders in the Path Bar takes you to that folder. You can move files and folders to any item in the Path Bar via drag and drop.

You can copy items by holding down the Option key as you drag them. Or you can cate an alias to an item by holding down the Command + Option keys while you drag it.

You can even move folders around within the Path Bar. Drag a folder to the location in the path where you want it to be located. ...

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03:00
External Link: Is Apple Planning to Replace...

Sal Soghoian, the automation guru recently released by Apple, has penned a compelling editorial for MacStories explaining why app extensions are not a replacement for automation tools like AppleScript and Automator. He does an excellent job of explaining what app extensions are and how they compare to existing automation tools. The real story here is the concern that Apple could even be considering such a move. Soghoian hints that Apple might see it as a way to further merge iOS and macOS app development, but the reality is that dropping user automation tools in favor of app extensions would likely be the last straw for many professional Mac users.

 

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02:32
Apple was working on AirPods since at least 2015,...




In debuting AirPods, Apple also introduced a seamless, dead simple Bluetooth pairing method powered by its new W1 chip. A patent application published Thursday appears to detail exactly how the system functions.

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00:09
Apple revenues from iOS ecosystem should exceed $1...




According to independent analyst Horace Dediu, Apple's iOS hardware ecosystem and related services is on schedule to generate a cumulative $1 trillion sometime in 2017, a milestone for a consumer product.

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Wednesday January 11

17:16
Apple on track to hit $1 trillion in total revenue...

Last year, some analysts made the unlikely claim that Alphabet or Amazon might beat Apple to be the first trillion-dollar company. Asymco’s Horace Dediu, however, is out today with a new report predicting that Apple will cross the $1 trillion mark this year in terms of revenue generated by iOS, pushing it closer to a $1 trillion market cap.

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15:51
Mac sales stabilize in Q4 amid worldwide PC shipment...




After a steep slide last quarter, Apple's Mac saw a 2.4 percent sales increase over the three-month period ending in December as the wider PC market continued to suffer a now five year drought.

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15:45
Latest data from Gartner & IDC shows Mac sales...

The fourth quarter of 2016 was a big one for Apple as the company dramatically refresh its outdated MacBook Pro lineup with an all-new Touch Bar, updated specifications, and a refreshed design.

With the release of the new MacBook Pros, the latest data from research firms Gartner and IDC show Apple gaining ground in the PC industry, despite the market continuing to slow as a whole…

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15:32
The Right Way to Pop Your AirPods Out of the Case

Hey, I made a YouTube video:

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15:19
Apple is losing a lot of people

A spate of top engineers have left Apple for Tesla and other companies over the last few months. What’s going on?

The moves to Tesla are certainly interesting, but I wouldn’t read too much into the overall trend. Apple gains and loses people all the time and we never hear about it. It’s always been like this.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:13
Peter Thiel says 'age of Apple' at its end




Venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel in an interview on Wednesday prognosticates the "age of Apple" is at its end, saying the evolution of the smartphone has reached a zenith.

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15:00
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 11, 2017

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

macOS Apps/Updates

EnduraData has released a file sync and online backup software for macOS, Windows, Linux, Solaris and AIX platforms. It introduces an enhanced multi-pathing replication solution for faster throughput and to insure data is delivered even when one branch of the network fails, according to Mike Praus, vice president of EnduraData.

EDpCloud will also resend data (if all networks fail) when the connection is re-established. It EDpCloud leverages parallel disk and network I/O to transmit data at a much higher speeds over available connections. A free demo is available for download.

iMobie has announced AnyTrans 5.4, a feature update to their all-in-one iPhone manager.

It was created to...

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14:28
Tony Fadell explains early iPhone development process




Former Apple executive Tony Fadell discusses the genesis of what would become the iPhone, Steve Jobs' insistence about a rotary dial in software, and the evolution of the iPod in a new interview.

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14:22
IDC: Macs have 7.5% global computer market share in...

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) totaled 70.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), posting a year-on-year decline of 1.5%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. The Mac pretty much stayed even in the global market for the quarter, but saw its market share dip when the entire year of 2016 is considered.

IDC says was boosted by...

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14:11
AWT News Update: January 11, 2017

It was a rather slow Apple news day today, so we spend some time in today's podcast telling you about some new products and a survey that compares the cost of an iPhone around the world:

  • A new tool for diabetic blood glucose monitoring is now available in the online Apple Store
  • The best drawing tablet for the Mac? An iPad Pro running Astropad
  • While the average iPhone is more expensive in the US than Japan or China, it's totally out of reach for Venezuelans

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for January 11, 2017. It’s been quite a slow news day, so this will be a fast one...

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14:08
Fitbit looks to challenge Apple Watch with new...




Fitbit recently made two big acquisitions that place the fitness wearable manufacturer in a good position to field true smartwatch products that challenge the Apple Watch.

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13:54
JetBlue completes fleet-wide rollout of high-speed...




U.S. budget airline JetBlue on Wednesday announced the finished rollout of Fly-Fi, a free in-flight Wi-Fi service that claims to offer faster connections than some paid options like Gogo.

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13:44
Tony Fadell tells us the story of the iPod-based...

We’ve all seen that video so it’s great to hear from someone involved as to the story behind it and the early iPhone development.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:31
Akitio previews quad Mini Thunderbolt 3 storage...

Akitio has announced the upcoming release of the US$329 Akitio Thunder3 Quad Mini. The company says it’s the first 4-bay, 2.5-inch, Thunderbolt 3 storage device designed for use with the new 2016 Apple MacBook Pro lineup (macOS), as well as Thunderbolt 3 Windows PCs.  

The Thunder3 Quad Mini — due in March — offers fast transfers with the added flexibility of a DisplayPort video output in a small and portable form factor, says Richard Wright, vice president of Sales & Marketing for Akitio.  

The Thunder3 Quad Mini can deliver transfer speeds of up to 1375 MB/s while simultaneously providing two 4K video streams to connected displays. It’s designed for consumers and professionals who desire high-speed external storage and/or video streams in one...

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13:29
“A Night for Sal”

I’ve known Sal for years and there is no better person in the Mac Community. I wish I could go to this event.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:25
The brilliant ‘special effects’ used by silent movies

Today, it seems like anything that can be imagined can be done through CGI but in the days of silent films, they had to use old school technology to create the “special” effects.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:20
Pad & Quill’s Cartella Slim cases disguise and...

Fans of the folio aesthetic may be excited to hear that Pad & Quill has released their Cartella Slim cases for the new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros. The Buckram Linen cover of the case gives your MacBook Pro a true book styling while keeping all ports, vents, and fans accessible.

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13:19
One Drop launches Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring...




One Drop on Wednesday launched the Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on Apple's online store, offering a heavily iOS-based option for people suffering from diabetes.

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13:08
New Apple Campus 2 drone footage shows solid progress

It's 2017, and this is the year that Apple Campus 2 will be ready for employees to move in. We've been enjoying the videos from Matthew Roberts as the facility has gone from piles of dirt to almost complete, and today's video shows that solid progress is being made towards getting the facility open.

Recent rains have made a muddy mess of a lot of the site, but work continues on construction and landscaping. Roberts estimates that about 65% of the solar panel installation is completed at this point, and a shot of the "Spaceship" structure's atrium shows just how big that area will be. The drone footage shows the atrium doors open, dwarfing construction equipment nearby.

The huge mountain of dirt that dominated the site for so long is now down to a mere bump, and construction of walkways between the various structures on the site is underway. Trees are now being planted inside the "...

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13:03
New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide...

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the significant boost the company was looking for.

The company's Mac shipments totaled 5.3 million units during the fourth quarter of 2016, a decline of just 0.9 percent compared to the same quarter in 2015.

That compares favorably to overall Mac shipments in 2016, which totaled 18.4 million units, a decline of 9.8 percent compared to 2015, according to IDC. 

Apple launched the new MacBook Pros in late October, and it was considered a significant upgrade. Had the new MacBook Pros shipped for all three months, the quarterly growth may have jumped up to flat or positive territory.

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12:57
Apple's AirPods grabbed 26% of wireless...




Apple's AirPods have made a sizable impact on the wireless headphone market, according to research from Slice Intelligence, with the audio accessory reportedly capturing more than a quarter of the market.

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12:49
Astropad launches new second-screen Studio app for...

We’ve covered Astropad extensively in the past, most recently noting of a new feature that converts your iPad into a Mac drawing tablet. Now, the company is back with a new edition of its second-screen iPad app that aims to turn the iPad Pro into a full-fledged professional drawing tablet. Astropad touts that the new Studio app is the “highest performance tool for the most demanding creative work.”

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12:41
Report: Apple’s AirPods and wireless Beats take 40%...

A new report today from Slice Intelligence delivers details about how well Apple’s AirPods have sold so far and how they’re changing the headphone market. The results align with the “run away success” that Tim Cook claimed shortly after their launch and the strong sales helped push wireless headphone sales to 50% of all headphones sold online in 2016.

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12:03
Rejected by Apple a year ago, 'The Binding of...




Cult indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is now available to download from the App Store, after previously being rejected by Apple over themes of violence towards children.

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11:45
Video shows rough, early iPod-esque and touch-...

The first iPhone was officially announced ten years ago this week, and the anniversary is generating a lot of nostalgia-fueled retrospectives and is unearthing interesting artifacts. Case in point, the video embedded above by sometimes-reliable Apple leaker Sonny Dickson shows off two competing early demos of the iPhone's user interface.

The two operating systems are referred to as "P1" and "P2." P1, on the left, uses an iPod-like user interface complete with virtual click wheel. Users would scroll through phone apps and settings much as they would on a mid-2000s iPod. P2, on the right, looks like barely more than a tech demo or a diagnostic mode, but it's entirely touch-controlled and uses the phone's entire screen to display content. Of the two prototypes, P1 boots much faster and...

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11:35
Astropad Studio promises to turn iPad Pro with Apple...




Astropad on Wednesday launched Astropad Studio, a new edition of its second-screen app for the iPad, geared towards making an iPad Pro suitable as a professional drawing tablet.

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11:17
Ossic's amazingly immersive 3D headphones give...

At CES 2017, I poked at the first-ever AMD Ryzen systems, played Witcher 3 on a MacBook, and witnessed bombastic tricked-out PCs by the dozen. But nothing impressed me as much as trying Ossic’s amazingly immersive “3D” headphones.

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11:12
Waterlogged landscaping, open Atrium shown in latest...




New drone footage of Apple's Campus 2 construction project from the sky reveals progress is still being made on the development, though the onslaught of rain is making the task of landscaping the area a tougher task for developers.

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11:02
Apple’s Campus 2 starts looking less like a...

The latest drone flyover of Apple’s under construction Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino arrives today showing recent progress at the site expected to officially open its doors early this year. The footage comes courtesy of drone pilot and YouTuber Matthew Roberts.

In the video, we can see that Apple has done a lot of cleaning up in recent weeks as it continues with landscaping and earthwork on the surrounding site. Apple expects to wrap up the landscaping work sometime in Q2 this year, according to its latest general project schedule, but it could begin moving in as early as later this month. 
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10:56
VW pleads guilty in US emissions scandal, will pay $...

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $4.3 billion to settle criminal and civil charges brought by the United States Justice Department over the company's use of emissions-cheating technology in millions of its diesel vehicles sold around the world, the AP re...

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10:52
Instagram launches video ads in between your friends...

Don’t be surprised if the next Instagram Story you see is a paid video ad from Nike, Netflix, or Airbnb.

On Wednesday, Instagram announced that video ads would be coming to its Stories feature. The ads will auto-play fullscreen in-between your friends’ Stories, and you will be able to skip the ad by tapping on it. Advertisers will be able to turn an existing Instagram Story into a paid ad, as well as place static images. It’s a similar ad unit that Snapchat has been offering since summer 2016.

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10:51
Video: iPhone 7 Plus captures impressive color...

Filmic Pro has long been my go-to app for shooting anything but the most frivolous content on my iPhone. It’s an app that affords a level of control over the filming process that’s unlike anything we’ve seen from an iOS app. If you’re serious about filmmaking with your iPhone, then it’s a no-brainer to have Filmic Pro as part of your repertoire. To illustrate the sheer amount of features contained within the app, we created a video that covered its basic concepts, and it was over 13 minutes long.

Filmic has recently been working hard on the next big version of its app. The forthcoming update will introduce a new log mode that allows filmmakers to shoot videos with a flat picture profile containing additional stops of dynamic range. This is the type of feature that’s normally reserved for...

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10:49
Podcast 541: The iPhone turns 10

CES is over, but we got a glimpse at some trends on the way, like Alexa everywhere and lots of competition for the AirPods. And it's been 10 years since the introduction of the iPhone, giving us a chance to reminisce about what it was like to attend the keynote and see the first iteration of the phone that would eventually change everything. Oh, and Consumer Reports figured out why its test results were so broken. So that's good too.

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10:47
Best HomeKit security cameras, lights, outlets...

Apple’s HomeKit home automation feature can be super convenient when you have the right accessories in place, but finding compatible hardware isn’t always the easiest. That finally started to change last year with the introduction of lots of new HomeKit-enabled smart home products.

That trend appears to be continuing based on new HomeKit accessories we saw at CES 2017 last week. HomeKit works best in my experience when you have lots of accessories like bulbs, plugs, thermostats and locks, and there is plenty of new hardware on the rise.

These are the best new HomeKit products hitting the market this year:

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10:46
Tesla poaches Mac designer and Swift creator from...

Tesla keeps luring away essential Apple staff amidst rumors that the company’s own car project has stalled.

Tesla announced this week that Chris Lattner, creator of Apple’s Swift programming language, will join the car maker as vice president of Autopilot software for its self-driving car project. According to 9to5Mac, Lattner isn’t the only recent defection from Apple. Matt Casebolt, who worked on Macs as a senior director of product design, became Tesla’s senior director of engineering for closures and mechanisms last month.

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10:37
IK Multimedia releases Fender Collection 2

In Fender Collection 2 you’ll get all of the glorious “tweeds” from the ’57 Custom Series, a refined, player-centric take on a classic platform that includes the ’57 Deluxe, the ’57 Champ, ’57 Pro, ’57 Twin and ’57 Bandmaster.

Plus you get a spot-on model of an original 1953 Bassman and a 1965 blackface Super Reverb.

It’s hard to argue how iconic some of these amps are. IK has done a great job in the past bringing some of the most sought after amps to the public in its AmpliTube products.

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10:35
Apple’s AirPods on their way to dominating the...

The “long-awaited” AirPods release capped the the year that headphone buyers cut the cord, as wireless models comprised half of all online headphone sales in 2016, according to a new report from Slice Intelligence.

Apple’s Beats brand headphones dominated the wireless headphone market for the last several years. Prior to the AirPods’ launch, Beats headphones had generated nearly a quarter of all cordless headphone sales since January 2015. Beats products sold even better in the early holiday season. 

Roughly 32% of wireless headphones sales over Cyber Weekend were on Beats. AirPods have taken the top spot for wireless headphones in the last several weeks, however, gaining 26% of wireless headphone spending in the weeks since the December launch, according to Slice Intelligence, which measures digital commerce via its panel...

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10:32
Alphabet to sell off Terra Bella satellite unit,...




Google parent Alphabet is reportedly in talks to sell its satellite imaging unit, Terra Bella, in a deal that could impact the future of Google Maps and competition with Apple's own Maps app.

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10:00
Teaching the uninterested about headphones

By Aaron Souppouris and Mat Smith

There's a constant divide at Engadget between those who care about audio, and those who don't. I (that's Aaron) fall mostly in the first category: I appreciate high-end headphones, but my budget typically leaves me...

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09:51
St. Jude Medical Patches Cardiac Machine's...


Medical device maker St. Jude Medical on Monday began deploying software designed to protect its remote monitoring system for implantable pacemaker and defibrillator devices. The move came on the heels of the U.S. food and Drug Administration's warning that the company's Merlin@home Transmitter contained vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. Merlin@home wirelessly communicates with implanted cardiac devices. It gathers data and sends it to a physician over the Merlin.net Patient Care Network.

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09:43
Pad & Quill Cartella Slim Case for 2016 MacBook...

Have you ever seen an accessory for an Apple product that made you want to go out and buy the Apple tech just so you could get the accessory? That's the way you might feel when you take a look at the Pad & Quill Cartella Slim Case for the 2016 MacBook Pro (affiliate link). 

The case, which uses book bindery techniques to create a book-like protective cover for the MacBook Pro, comes in sizes for both the 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro ($99.95) and 13-inch model ($89.95). 

Pad & Quill uses a special residue-free and re-attachable adhesive developed in partnership with 3M to hold the MacBook Pro securely in place. The spine of the "book" is specially designed to create air circulation space at the back of the MacBook Pro to keep the device running cool. Here's a video showing Brian from Pad & Quill...

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09:43
Tesla hires key designer behind Apple's new...

Apple's Swift language architect isn't its only high-profile team member to have jumped ship for Tesla in recent memory. The 9to5Mac team has discovered that Matt Casebolt, a product design director for Apple, left the company in December to become a...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Air $800, 21-...

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09:22
Hacker's unofficial 'Watch Dogs 2'...

After successfully linking GTA V to an iPhone, the same Hungarian hacker has now developed software that allows users to manipulate Watch Dogs 2 from their smartphone. Using the programming language, Python, YouTuber Planetleak DIY Projects has manag...

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09:08
CES 2017: Gadget Finds on the CES Show Floor, Days 3...

Jeff Porten bids adieu to CES 2017 with a show floor wrap-up.

 

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09:00
Technology helped me through the emotional roller...

Humans love to control how they feel. Booze and coffee have been perking us up and lubricating social situations for millennia. Mood-enhancing technology, on the other hand, usually tries to emulate a cup of joe or a glass of wine but without the nee...

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08:48
Atlassian Buys Trello for $425 Million

We’re tremendously fond of collaboration tool Trello, which just announced that it’s being purchased by enterprise software company Atlassian for $425 million. Trello claims that it will be able to take advantage of Atlassian’s research and development to improve its service, but some users are concerned that Trello will become as complex as other Atlassian products. Regardless, since Atlassian paid so much, we suspect that the company has big plans for Trello, so we’re not too worried about one of our favorite tools going downhill.

 

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08:48
External Link: Atlassian Buys Trello for $425 Million

We’re tremendously fond of collaboration tool Trello, which just announced that it’s being purchased by enterprise software company Atlassian for $425 million. Trello claims that it will be able to take advantage of Atlassian’s research and development to improve its service, but some users are concerned that Trello will become as complex as other Atlassian products. Regardless, since Atlassian paid so much, we suspect that the company has big plans for Trello, so we’re not too worried about one of our favorite tools going downhill.

 

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08:45
Data shows Apple clawing back iPhone share in US,...




Apple's iPhone continued to gain more U.S. marketshare towards the end of 2016, according to research data published on Wednesday, but saw setbacks in China, facing tough competition from local and often cheaper alternatives.

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08:40
Ex-Automator lead Sal Soghoian resurfaces with...

Back in November, Sal Soghoian shared publicly that his role at Apple was eliminated after almost 20 years leading AppleScript, Automator, and automation efforts at the company. Now Soghoian has resurfaced online with a new guest series covering automation at MacStories.

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08:38
The iPhone could have been very different

Apple's decision to give the iPhone a touchscreen was a bold and controversial one at the time. In an era where Blackberry was thriving with its keyboard phones, the idea of removing them entirely seemed baffling. History shows that Apple made the ri...

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08:23
Here's every Apple HomeKit product announced at...




Apple itself may not show up to CES, but about a dozen companies came to this year's show with a range of HomeKit-capable products from smart lighting products to home security. Here's a complete guide to everything HomeKit unveiled at CES 2017.

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08:22
Facebook's fix for journalism involves digests...

Facebook's efforts to mend fences with journalists just got a formal name. The social network just launched the Facebook Journalism Project, an initiative meant to "establish stronger ties" with the news world. The program will have it working with j...

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08:00
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Do you spend a lot of time on public Wi-Fi networks? Perhaps you do a lot of traveling and want to have access to streaming services at home that are blocked from the country you're visiting. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides an encrypted secure tunnel that keeps your data safe, and through a network of VPN servers around the world, your streaming requests can look like they're coming from a local address. We've got a great deal on VPNSecure, with a lifetime subscription for $39 (normally $450).

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08:00
Uber can start trips based on your calendar

If you're a frequent Uber passenger, you probably don't pick all your destinations on the spot -- you sometimes have a scheduled meet-up in mind. Why do you have to dig up the address for that appointment when you already have it in your calendar? Yo...

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07:41
Instagram's latest Stories feature is ads

Instagram shamelessly copied Snapchat last summer by introducing its own "Stories" feature, which lets users make bitesized, ephemeral scrapbooks of images and video. Since the launch, Instagram has added new ways to jazz up these Stories, as well as...

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07:41
AT&T raises unlimited data pricing as carriers...

AT&T says that if you like your unlimited data plan, you can keep your unlimited data plan, but it will cost you an extra $5 per month. Just as it did in early 2016, AT&T is raising the price for subscribers still on unlimited data plans, as first reported by DSL Reports. AT&T’s unlimited data plans were originally a tool to encourage people to get an iPhone during the early days of the modern smartphone era.

Starting March 2017, AT&T subscribers with unlimited data plans will have to pay $40 per month instead of $35. AT&T isn’t the only carrier hoping to reduce its roster of grandfathered plan subscribers. Verizon is currently...

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07:39
Average iPhone price higher in US than many other...




Americans are paying more for their iPhones than citizens of 38 other countries, according to a study into the average cost of electronics around the world, with a difference between the U.S. and the cheapest country's prices found to be more than $220.

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07:33
News: FBI releases heavily redacted information...

The FBI has released 100 pages of documents related to its efforts to break into a locked iPhone owned by terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, but most of the useful information has been redacted, The Associated Press reports. The release excludes the name of the group paid to unlock the phone, the cost of the services rendered, and the method used to unlock the phone, essentially shedding very little light on how the government gained access to the device.…

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07:22
News: Apple partners with Tresorit to offer...

After launching its CareKit platform in April of last year, Apple has announced a new partnership with Tresorit to offer that company’s ZeroKit to app developers looking to offer more secure data encryption. CareKit apps allow users to track their health information and keep that data encrypted on the user’s iPhone, but when the data is shared with servers, it’s up to developers to provide security for that transmission. Tresorit’s…

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07:19
eBay and LinkedIn founders back research into...

Some big names in the tech world aren't just fretting over the possibility of dangerous AI, they're taking steps to make sure it doesn't happen. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar (through his Omidyar Network) are pouring a...

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07:07
Samsung vice chairman a suspect in South Korean...




A South Korean prosecutor's office is set to interrogate the head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, as part of a wider influence scandal involving the country's President Park Geun-hye and her close friend, Choi Soon-sil.

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07:00
Wading through the Internet of Crap

Connected home gadgets were everywhere at CES 2017 -- we saw WiFi cameras, smart walking canes and Echo clones aplenty. But while several of them were truly innovative, there were some that made no sense at all. Just because something has Bluetooth o...

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06:55
Flat sides preferred to curved edges in iPhone 8,...

Following a report that the iPhone 8 may return to the stainless steel frame last used in the iPhone 4s, the majority of readers say they’d prefer a flat-sided phone over one with curved edges. In our poll, 53% opted for flat sides against 37% for curved.

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06:54
Apple loses mechanical engineer responsible for...




Matt Casebolt, one of Apple's key hinge designers, and the key designer of the original MacBook Air mechanical design has departed Apple, and is now working at Tesla.

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06:52
iOS makes gains in most regions in the past three...

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android sales declined in the U.S., Great Britain and France, as iOS continued to make gains across most regions in the three months ending November 2016. 

For Android, this marks the sixth consecutive period of decline in the US, at 55.3% of all smartphone sales, down from 60.4% in the same period a year earlier. In Urban China, iOS was down year-on-year at 19.9%, but continued strong period-on-period growth with sales from iPhone 7.

The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the three most popular smartphones in the U.S. at the beginning of the holiday period, for a combined 31.3% share. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were the fourth and fifth best-selling phones in the US, with Samsung capturing 28.9% of smartphone sales.

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06:27
iPhone market share grows 6.4% in USA, takes share...

The latest Kantar data shows that the iPhone’s U.S. market share grew 6.4% year-on-year in the three months ending in November of last year. iOS made gains in seven of the nine key markets monitored by the market intelligence company.

The company says that early holiday sales helped three iPhone models top the charts, ahead of Samsung.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the three most popular smartphones in the US at the beginning of the holiday period, for a combined 31.3% share. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were the fourth and fifth best-selling phones in the US, with Samsung capturing 28.9% of smartphone sales.

The most dramatic iPhone gain was made across the Atlantic in the UK …

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06:15
Apple beefing up privacy options on its CareKit...

Apple has partnered with security firm Tresorit to offer developers using Apple's CareKit platform increased privacy options, helping reach HIPAA compliance, reports Mashable.

CareKit is a tool for assisting people in taking an active role in their care. iPhone apps using the kit make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication; providing insights that help people better understand their own health. With the ability to share information with doctors, nurses or family members, CareKit apps help people take a more active role in their health.

Tresorit's security technology, called ZeroKit, will offer user authentication for patients and healthcare workers, end-to-end encryption of health data, and "zero knowledge" sharing of health data, in which data isn't shared with any service as it transfers. According to Tresorit,...

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06:01
Another member of Apple’s Mac team leaves for Tesla

Chris Lattner isn’t the only Apple exec who departed for Tesla. 9to5Mac has reports that Matt Casebolt, a “high profile” Senior Director of Design for Apple’s Mac lineup left the company in December for a role at Tesla as Sr. Director Engineering, Closures & Mechanisms.

Casebolt led the development of the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar feature. Before that, he led the team working on the 2013 Mac Pro (the last one) and was previously instrumental in the design of the first generations of MacBook Air. At Tesla, Casebolt will be joining other Apple alumni, including former Vice President of Mac Hardware Engineering Doug Field who is the Senior Vice President of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: 6.5-Ft Apple MFi-Certified...

Today in our iLounge Deal, we’re offering a three-pack of 6.5-Ft Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cables for only $21.99 — that’s 50% off the normal price. These three 6.5’ cables are MFi-certified so you can safely charge and sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, and give you enough length to comfortably use your devices while charging from just about anywhere you’re sitting. Get a set of three 6.5-Ft Apple MFi-Certified Lightning…

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06:00
Amazon Still Lags Behind Apple, Google in Greenpeace...

Amazon's cloud-computing unit says that one day it will rely solely on renewable power. But Greenpeace reports that a ramp-up in data-center construction in Virginia, where electricity comes mostly from coal and nuclear plants, makes that goal elusive. From the report: Apple, Google, Facebook, and newcomer Switch are taking some of the greatest strides towards 100% renewable energy, while companies such as Netflix, Amazon Web Services, and Samsung are lagging. The findings in Greenpeace USA's report outlines the energy footprints of large data center operators and nearly 70 of the most popular websites and applications. "Amazon continues to talk a good game on renewables but is keeping its customers in the dark on its energy decisions. This is concerning, particularly as Amazon expands into markets served by dirty energy," said Greenpeace USA Senior IT Analyst, Gary Cook. "Like Apple, Facebook, and Google, Netflix is one of the biggest drivers of the online world and has a critical...

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05:56
Steve Jobs on the show floor, gazing fondly at his...

Somewhat buried in Jason Snell’s iPhone 10th birthday celebration writeup was this wonderful picture.

There’s the incredibly intense look on Steve’s face. And the fact that this is one of the last such events where none of the pictures was taken using an iPhone.

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