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18:44
Alphabet's new VP will grapple with self-...

For Alphabet's Waymo, technology might not be the biggest challenge to putting self-driving cars on the road -- it's making sure there's a regulatory framework that allows those cars on the road. Appropriately, Waymo has hired a new vice president fo...

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18:03
Federal appeals court upholds Nintendo's win in...

Just months after the Nintendo 3DS launched in 2011, it faced patent infringement allegations. Tomita Technologies was accusing Nintendo's new handheld of using its glasses-free 3D display technology without paying royalties. Like most patent lawsuit...

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17:49
Apple Music sets new album streaming record 68%...




On its first full day of availability, Drake's new album More Life set a new record on Spotify of 61.3 million streams by users. Apple Music also hit a record number of streams for the same album: 89.9 million.

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17:07
Apple Music breaks 24-hour record for album streams...

Apple Music has reportedly broken the 24-hour record for album streams with Drake's More Life. The newly-released (March 18) album reportedly registered 89.9 million single-day streams on Apple’s music streaming service compared to 61.3 million on Spotify for the first day of availability on both services.

Though having premiered on Beats 1 radio, the release was distributed non-exclusively across all major streaming services. Which makes the streaming figures interesting, as Apple Music has about 20 million subscribers as compared to Spotify’s 100 million.

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16:49
Apple sold $4.2 billion of product in New Zealand,...

Enlarge / A customer in Apple's store in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010. A report by a major New Zealand newspaper found Apple hasn't paid any taxes in New Zealand. (credit: Brendon O'Hagan / AFP / Getty Images)

The big technology story in New Zealand this weekend is about Apple's tax bill. Or rather, the lack thereof.

The electronics giant sold $4.2 billion (NZD) worth of products in New Zealand, but it didn't pay any local tax at all. That's according to a Saturday report from the New Zealand Herald. Apple did pay $37 million in income tax based on its New Zealand...

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16:41
China's LeEco backs out of Silicon Valley HQ...




LeEco, the Chinese firm reported to be "taking on" Apple (as well as Tesla and Netflix) less than a year ago in an ambitious American expansion with new headquarters in San Jose, is now laying off employees and selling its property after running out of cash.

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16:32
A Game Boy Emulator for the Apple Watch

Since getting an Apple Watch last fall, I’ve been disappointed by the lack of content. To help address this, I made my own game a few months ago (a 3D RPG), but obviously it still didn’t address the bigger issue. An idea I had was to port an existing catalog, and emulation made perfect sense.

Very cool.

[Via MacRumors]

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16:29
What's on TV: 'Mass Effect: Andromeda...

Tonight, Mass Effect fans can fully dive into the series' latest installment with Andromeda, and Netflix is premiering two Dave Chappelle stand-up performances pulled from his archives. Later in the week, the NCAA Men's basketball tournament continue...

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16:20
Google Maps Lets You Record Your Parking Location,...

Google Maps has received a neat feature that will help users remember where they parked. "This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a 'P' icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot," reports Ars Technica. From the report: Google had already introduced its own proactive parking saving feature via Google Now, but it had worked by tapping into your phone's sensors and making a determination that you had most likely parked at a given spot. Sometimes, you might see this information appear when it was unwarranted, however -- like if you got off a bus or exited a taxi, Google says. The new feature in Google Maps requires a manual entry, but this is actually a bit of an advantage over the guessing done by Google Now, because it allows you to input more information about your spot. Like Apple Maps, you can add notes about where you parked -- something that's helpful for jotting down cross streets or which floor of a garage you're on, for...

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16:13
Instagram for iOS adds support for downloading live...

Instagram today has announced a new update for its iOS and Android apps. The update comes not long after the social network added support for geostickers to its Stories feature. Today’s update, however, relates to live video and adds support for downloading live videos once the broadcast has ended…

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16:01
AT&T gives new DirecTV Now subscribers a year of...

AT&T is determined to build early momentum for DirecTV Now, and it just found another way to sweeten the pot. The telecom has launched a promo that gives you a year of HBO access if you sign up for Now's "Go Big" or "Gotta Have It" packages as a...

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15:44
AWT News Update: March 20, 2017

The oddly creepy Bixby logo from Samsung

Today's news is seemingly all about competition:

  • Apple's possibly announcing new products tomorrow morning, as the online store and some other services are shut down from 3 AM - 8:30 AM ET. Could it be new iPads or Macs? Or just maintenance?
  • Apple's buddy SoftBank apparently yanked a $100 million investment from Essential, the new smartphone startup created by Android creator and ex-Apple employee Andy Rubin
  • Microsoft wants Mac users to switch to Surface so badly that it has created a migration tool to speed up the process
  • Siri is going to get even more competition in the AI realm, this time from Samsung's Bixby

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

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15:36
IBM Launches Enterprise-Strength Blockchain as a...


IBM on Monday unveiled the first enterprise-ready Blockchain as a Service offering based on The Linux Foundation's open source Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. IBM Blockchain, which lets developers quickly establish highly secure blockchain networks on the IBM cloud, is a transformative step in being able to deploy high-speed, secure business transactions through the network on a large scale, the company said. The platform offers the world's safest Linux infrastructure, with tamper-responsive hardware security modules, according to IBM.

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15:24
SD Clone 3: Backup and Clone SD Cards with Ease

My thanks to Twocanoes Software for sponsoring The Loop with SD Clone 3 this week.

If you do any projects that use SD cards (like the Raspberry Pi), check out SD Clone. SD Clone makes an exact copy of your SD card right on your Mac and makes it easy to restore back to either a single SD card or multiple SD cards at once. You’ve spent a lot of time getting a Raspberry Pi project exactly right and want to make an image of your SD card to protect all that work. SD Clone makes creating an image simple. If you want to make multiple of copies of that SD card to start shipping your project, SD Clone restores up to 8 SD cards at once, making it super fast to do something that was slow and painful before. SD Clone can also check any SD card to make sure it is not failing or isn’t a counterfeit. Learn about these features and more here.

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15:15
Rumor: ‘iPhone 8’ to have a ‘water drop design

Add this to the “iPhone 8” rumors (which number about 2,042, by my count): it will have a “water drop” design that harkens back to the original Apple smartphone to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, according to ET News.

Quoting unnamed “industry sources,” the article says Apple will adopt a 3D glass material on the back case of the iPhone 8 that gives its body “gentle, rounded” curves around the top, bottom, left and right edges. 

My take on the rumors: Apple will do this only IF it fits it with any other design plans for the iPhone 8. The company isn’t one to do things simply for nostalgia.

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15:11
New Drake project breaks Apple Music record w/ 89.9M...

Over the weekend, Canadian rapper Drake unveiled his latest project, a 22-song release called “More Life.” Unlike the rapper’s previous project, “More Life” was not an Apple Music exclusive. Nevertheless, “More Life” set records on Apple’s streaming service, while also besting performance on Spotify…

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14:58
Notable apps and app updates for March 20, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Banshee Apps has introduced IrishMOJI Magic 1.0, the first of a range of Irish-themed entertainment titles developed exclusively for iOS devices. The $0.99 app lets you share emojis of things like a pint of Guinness, Saint Patrick, Gaelic football and Hurling Players, cultural icons, everyday Irish slang, as well as a range of Irish drinks, Leprechauns and pub characters through iMessage, Facebook, WhatsApp, and other chat apps.

Bel Math Apps has launched Perimeter and Area 1.0 for the iPad. The free app provides quizzes for calculating the perimeter and...

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14:45
Disney shows how you catch a real ball in VR

It's relatively easy to boost the immersiveness of virtual reality by giving you gloves or props. But how would you have someone catch a real ball when they can't see where it's going? Disney Research has an answer: its scientists have developed a mo...

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14:26
Buying Vinyl albums

I used to collect vinyl albums when I was younger because that’s all that was available, but they are making a huge comeback. I was amazed with how many new and old albums were available on vinyl.

Go to the main page, scroll down, click on the genre you want, and then on the right hand side click “vinyl” for the format. Lots of choices here.

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14:20
'Sorry, I've Forgotten My Decryption...

Thomas Claburn, reporting for The Register: The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling of contempt against a chap who claimed he couldn't remember the password to decrypt his computer's hard drives. In so doing, the appeals court opted not to address a lower court's rejection of the defendant's argument that being forced to reveal his password violated his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. In the case under review, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held the defendant (referred to in court documents as "John Doe" because his case is partially under seal) in contempt of court for willfully disobeying and resisting an order to decrypt external hard drives that had been attached to his Mac Pro computer. The defendant's computer, two external hard drives, an iPhone 5S, and an iPhone 6 Plus had been seized as part of a child pornography investigation.

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14:19
Cruise through your Kindle comics with ComiXology...

ComiXology's Guided View is a great way to experience digital comics. Designed for mobile devices, it allows readers to view things on a panel-by-panel basis, mimicking how you read a print comic. Now, that feature is available on Amazon's Kindle app...

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14:17
Video tip: How to password-protect zip files in...

In today's video tip, we'll show you how to use the macOS Sierra Terminal app (found in Applications > Utilities) to password-protect zip files. Zip files can be easily created without password protection in macOS Sierra by simply right-clicking a file or folder, then selecting "Compress". If you want to make sure that only people with the correct password can open a zip file, follow the instructions in this video:

The command for zipping and password-protecting a folder is:

zip -er [path and name of zipped file] [path and name of folder to be zipped]

The Terminal command for zipping and password-protecting a single file is:

zip -e [path and name of zipped file] [path and name of file to be zipped]

Unzipping is as easy as double-clicking the zipped file and entering in the correct password.

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14:06
∞ Uber president and VP quit

On Sunday Uber president Jeff Jones quit the company because of the recent controversies, according to a story on Recode.

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13:36
Pottery Barn's AR app will preview your future...

When you're looking to purchase the perfect couch for your living room, you probably want to make sure that it looks good next to your end table. Pottery Barn hopes to entice shoppers into its stores with a new augmented reality app set to do just th...

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13:31
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20...

Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.32, Fantastical 2.3.4, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.3.3, ChronoSync 4.7.5, and ClamXav 2.12.1.

 

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13:31
ExtraBITS for 20 March 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, the iMessage App Store has stagnated after a promising start, LG has fixed the interference problems in the UltraFine 5K Display, and Google has been caught slipping ads into Google Home responses.

 

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13:23
Who accepts Apple Pay now?

Whether you always keep your eye out for new places to use Apple Pay or you’re new to Apple’s fast and secure payment service, one thing is for sure, it’s growing and changing fast. Let’s take a look at what stores and businesses are accepting Apple Pay now and the different ways you can use it.

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13:13
Report: Android creator Andy Rubin’s hardware...

According to a report today out of The Wall Street Journal, SoftBank has pulled out of a deal to provide Essential with $100 million in funding. Essential reportedly plans to launch a premium smartphone to go head-to-head with the iPhone, and was founded by the father of Android, Andy Rubin…

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13:10
US temporarily bans most electronics on Middle...

The US just made traveling to certain parts of the world considerably more complicated, at least if you're a technology fan. Middle Eastern and African airlines (including Royal Jordanian and Saudia) say the US has asked them to institute a 96-hour b...

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13:09
What’s next for Siri: Apple’s advantage for its Echo...

Samsung’s announcement of its new upcoming Bixby personal assistant for its Galaxy S8 has once again started the chatter about Siri vs Alexa vs Google Assistant vs Bixby. If you were to read the latest comparisons, you might get the impression Siri is a bit behind the other guys, mainly because Amazon Echo is doing well as the first real standalone speaker product for a personal assistant, and Google Home is following closely behind with its new ‘Assistant’. But with what’s rumored to be in store for iPhone 8 from good sources, I think Siri and Apple’s standalone Siri speaker product will have some big advantages.

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12:52
About That Purported 10.5-Inch iPad

Business Insider, back in November:

Apple is preparing new iPads for a launch in March, Barclays
analysts Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn wrote in a note
distributed to clients on Friday. The analysts cite supply chain
sources spoken to during a trip to Asia.

“New iPads in March — Bezel-less [like the upcoming iPhone] — We
expect the 9.7-inch to move to a low-cost model, a refresh of the
12.9-inch pro and a new 10.9-inch, which is likely the same
physical size as the 9.7-inch but with a borderless screen,” the
analysts wrote.

A March iPad launch lines up with predictions previously made by
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
. He predicted a
10.5-inch iPad next year, along with a...

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12:41
Encrypting email in iOS

Are you frustrated by trying to figure out how to get started encrypting email with iOS Mail? It’s easy in macOS, but not so much so on the iPhone or iPad. I’ve dug into the process, consulted dozens of forum posts and support articles. Then I tested, retested, and tested my process again. As of iOS 10.2.1, the process I detail below should get you going with sending encrypted email under iOS, using Apple’s Mail app.

If you are interested in encrypted email in iOS, this is worth a read.

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12:33
Microsoft creates tool to help Apple users migrate...




Microsoft is attempting to make it easier for Mac users to "switch" over to Windows by creating a new tool, with the "Mac to Surface Assistant" said to help transfer the user's files from their Mac to the company's Windows tablet.

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12:30
Review: Blue Sadie Headphones

One year ago we reviewed the Blue Lola, a headphone unlike any we had seen before. This year, Blue returns with the Sadie ($400), an updated version of Blue’s Mo-Fi that stays true to the company’s design aesthetic. The Sadie’s key differentiator is a relatively powerful amplifier hidden inside a package no bigger than the Lola, promising to reduce power usage on your portable devices. Though the Sadie sounds good, we’re still having trouble wrapping our heads around how Blue headphones wrap around our heads.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:23
Apple's 'iPhone 8' to use 'water...




This year's "iPhone 8" will sport a "water drop design" referencing the original iPhone, a Korean report claimed on Monday, with Apple employing "3D glass" to mimic the 2007 device's heavily-rounded edges.

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12:20
Android Creator Lost Out On a Big Investment, and...

Earlier this year, we learned that Andy Rubin, creator of the Android operating system, has built a new company called Essential. The company was reportedly working on a "high-end smartphone with a large edge-to-edge screen that lacks a surrounding bezel." It appears things aren't chugging along so smoothly. From a report: Andy Rubin, a co-creator of Android, lost out on a $100 million investment from SoftBank as Apple deepened ties with the Japanese investor, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Rubin's company, Essential Products, is reportedly planning to release a new high-end smartphone this spring, and SoftBank planned to market the phone in Japan, the Journal said. But Apple subsequently agreed to commit $1 billion to SoftBank's Vision Fund, a move that "complicated" SoftBank's investment in Essential Products, the Journal reported Monday. Apple did not directly block the deal, the Journal said, though Rubin's premium phone would be released ahead of...

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12:00
Popular Open-Source Audio Editor Audacity Adds...

Audacity, a popular open-source and cross-platform audio editor, has received a "maintenance" update that brings several improvements. Dubbed v2.1.3, the biggest new addition appears to be support for Windows 10 OS. For Mac users, Audacity now works in tandem with the Magic Mouse. "We now support Trackpad and Magic Mouse horizontal scroll without SHIFT key and Trackpad pinch and expand to zoom at the pointer," the release note says. We also have new "Scrub Ruler" and "Scrub Toolbar" scrubbing options in the application now. Read the full changelog here.


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11:40
Apple's Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality

Apple is beefing up its staff with acquisitions and some big hires to help design augmented reality glasses and iPhone features, according to Bloomberg. From a report: Apple is working on "digital spectacles" that could connect to an iPhone and beam content like movies and maps, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported on Monday. The Cupertino, Calif.- based company is also working on augmented reality features for the iPhone that are similar to Snapchat, Bloomberg said. To make its augmented reality push, Apple has acquired augmented reality start-ups FlyBy Media and Metaio, and hired major players from Amazon, Facebook's Oculus, Microsoft's HoloLens, and Dolby.


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11:24
Samsung reveals new 'Bixby' AI assistant...




Confirming rumors, Samsung on Monday revealed the existence of "Bixby," a new AI assistant that should debut with the Galaxy S8 later this month and challenge Apple's Siri with some new technologies.

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11:03
Report: iPhone 8 to feature ‘water drop design’,...

Korea’s ET News reports that the so-called iPhone 8 will feature a ‘water drop design’ with curves similar to the original iPhone 10 years ago. While reports have previously claimed the new design will feature an all-glass front and back like the flat iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, the latest rumor expects curved glass on both sides.

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11:00
SoftBank CEO ditches investment plans for Android...




SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has reportedly axed plans to invest $100 million in Android founder Andy Rubin's smartphone startup, reportedly because of SoftBank's close business ties to Apple.

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10:41
Apple's iPhone slipping in China because...




Apple's decline in Chinese iPhone shipments during 2016 can be blamed on the company refusing to adapt its tactics to the local market out of fear of risking its business elsewhere, according to Duan Yongping, the founder of Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo.

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10:39
Apple posts eight public, developer betas of macOS...

Apple has released an eight beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 for developers and public beta testers. 

The upgrade brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac, allowing users to cut down on blue light exposure. It also includes Shanghainese dictation support, cricket scores for Siri, and PDFKit improvements.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

The developer beta can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center — if you’re a registered developer, that is.

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10:29
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 eighth beta, watchOS 3.2 beta 7...




With speculation about an imminent release of new hardware growing, Apple has issued its third macOS Sierra 10.2 beta release in a week, and another version of the watchOS 3.2 beta for developers.

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10:26
Apple’s online store will be in ‘maintenance mode’...

New iPads tomorrow, perhaps? Apple has updated its System Status page, noting that its online store will be "updated and unavailable" for "maintenance" tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, between midnight and 5:30 a.m. (Pacific).

My crystal ball tells me that Apple will introduce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model along with a revised a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad model with the 7.9-inch iPad mini being discontinued. All will AMOLED displays and incorporate the TrueTone tech introduced in the first gen 9.7-inch iPad Pro. What’s more, I think the rumored Apple Pencil 2 will arrive with the revamped tablet line-up. However, other sources don’t expect the 10.5-inch iPad Pro to arrive until April.

Of course, there’s always a chance Apple will surprise us and release new iMacs instead of (or perhaps in...

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10:15
Why Tech Can't Help Donald Trump and Most CEOs


The new president is making almost the identical mistake President Obama made during his first two years. Trump has picked a major entitlement to hang his hat on -- the same major entitlement, healthcare -- and shortly will discover what most CIOs know: You don't mess with anything that touches everybody. The likely outcome will be that like Obama, Trump will lose the house in the next election, and that the Republicans will be forced out of power over the next four to eight years, all for an avoidable, repeated mistake.

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10:08
New iPad rumors: Planned Apple Store outage on...

Spring is just around the corner, which means we’re likely getting close to another Apple event—and the rumor mill is starting to churn. As first spotted by MacRumors, Japanese site Mac Otakara recently claimed that Apple will host an event in March with its new iPad Pro lineup in the starring role. But now we’re not so sure—maybe an event will happen in April, after Apple Park opens, or perhaps Apple will just update the product mix in the Apple Store without a press event at all.

Until it’s official, we’ll collect every rumor here and add our two cents, right up until the moment the new models are unveiled onstage.

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10:02
Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 for Mac

Apple is rolling out the eighth macOS 10.12.4 beta for developer testing. The upcoming version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac.

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10:01
Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 7 for Apple Watch

Apple is rolling out the seventh watchOS 3.2 beta for developer testing on Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 beta includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts.

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10:00
Watch how Tom Cruise pulled off zero-g plane stunt...

Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admire Cruise for pushing the envelope when it comes to these stunts.

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09:49
News: Apple Store going down for ‘maintenance’...

Apple’s system status page is now showing that the company’s web site will be down tomorrow morning for maintanance. While the company has made no official mention of a product release tomorrow, Apple usually takes down its web site ahead of rolling out new devices, and the 8:30 a.m. EST end time for the maintenance correspondes with when Apple typically issues its press releases. The move also fits into the time frame reported by MacRumors…

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09:45
Chance The Rapper detailed his Apple relationship to...

I don’t know if the $500,000 Apple paid for the exclusive is out of line with other deals but I do have a prediction: After shooting his mouth off, Apple will not have any more exclusives from this artist.

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09:30
Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to...

Our future full of autonomous cars may be further away than the “experts” think.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air $940...

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09:23
Microsoft inserting ads into Windows 10 File Explorer




Microsoft continues aggressively promoting its own services in Task Bar notifications when using third party browsers, and most recently has been caught injecting advertisements to sign up for paid OneDrive subscriptions in the Windows 10 -- but the File Explorer ad can be disabled.

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09:20
Apple says online store will ‘be updated’ overnight...

While this could turn out to be nothing at all, there’s an interesting detail on Apple’s system status page: the Apple Online Store is scheduled to go down tomorrow from 12:00 am to 5:30 am PT. Apple’s online store typically goes offline for several hours ahead of product refreshes.

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09:15
Don’t plant those “bee-friendly” wildflowers...

When I first heard about this giveaway on social media, I thought it was a good, cute way to help an “endangered population” of bees. But read the article.

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09:10
News: Politicians in New Zealand raise alarm about...

Despite making $4.2 billion in sales in New Zealand since 2007, Apple pays no taxes in that country, the New Zealand Herald reports. Apple has paid $37 million on that income, but the money went to the Australian Tax Office instead of staying in New Zealand. On that same sum, taxes in New Zealand would have totaled $357 million, but since Apple’s New Zealand operations are run out of Australia, the company is able to take advantage of a tax…

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08:58
22 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2017

If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2017. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others.

 

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08:54
Apple's online store will close Tuesday morning...




Apple's updated system status page now discloses upcoming maintenance for the company's website, revealing that there is a planned outage scheduled for early Tuesday morning, potentially in anticipation of a new 128-gigabyte iPhone SE and more.

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08:51
News: Fabricate announces Nearbuds for AirPods

Fabricate has announced an upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Nearbuds for AirPods, a new product the company is developing on the heels of its earlier Nearpods for EarPods accessory for managing Apple’s wired earphones. Nearbuds for AirPods is a magnetic clip system with an adjustable strap that will help users protect and secure their AirPods. Each clip includes a neodymium magnet, allowing AirPods to be held together or attached to any metallic…

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08:47
Developer gets a Game Boy emulator running on the...

Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan

If it's sufficiently fast and has a screen, someone will eventually get an old-school game emulator running on it. Over the weekend, iOS developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan made that happen for the Apple Watch with a Game Boy emulator he calls "Giovanni."

Named for the leader of Team Rocket from the original Pokémon games, Giovanni runs Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on the Apple Watch Series 2 (the Series 1 hardware is presumably capable of the same performance, though the original Apple Watch is likely too slow). O'Flaherty-Chan used the existing Gambatte emulator as Giovanni's core and then added Apple Watch-friendly controls. There's room for the select, start, and B buttons at the bottom of the screen; you tap the right side of the screen for the A button, while the left side of the...

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08:42
Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ may occupy prices...




While Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ will nominally compete with Apple's rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" phones, they may sit in a middleground in terms of price, a well-known leak source suggested over the weekend.

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08:14
Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,719; $...




Shoppers this week can save $80 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Or pick up a $100 iTunes code for $85 ($15 off). Samsung's 55" 4K Curved LED TV is also $2,900 off today only, and PDF Expert 2.2 is $24.99 with coupon.

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08:11
Updated WebMD pregnancy app utilizes Apple's...




WebMD has relaunched its Pregnancy app for the iPhone, and has integrated Apple's ResearchKit into the app to advance research on what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive pregnancy outcomes.

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08:03
News: WebMD launches pregnancy study using Apple’s...

WebMB has partnered with Scripps Translational Science Institute to conduct a study on pregnancy using Apple’s ResearchKit. WebMD’s existing pregnancy app for iOS has been redesigned to allow for data collection from women opting into the study, which the company hopes will provide new insights on what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive outcomes. Participants will be able to share biometric data from their iPhone and other…

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08:02
Apple's mystery product A1844 revealed

While "leaks" and pure speculation regarding Apple's newest iPhones, iPads and Macs abound, sometimes the same intensity of conjecture can be focused on other "products" that are discovered. That's the case with a wireless device with the product number A1844 that was the subject of intense scrutiny after being spotted in FCC filings by someone at Bloomberg last year. Well, it turns out that A1844 is actually an electronic badge reader possibly designed for use at Apple Park.

Someone at Business Insider found another FCC online filing, which showed how the mysterious A1844 works: "1. Present the company provided credential to the reader. 2. The reader will indicate granted access by briefly changing color to green and playing a sound. Declined access is indicated by red color and a second sound."

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07:58
Apple paid taxes from New Zealand revenues to...




Apple has not paid any income tax in New Zealand for the last ten years, a new report reveals , with the iPhone producer said to have paid out only $37 million from sales generated in the country, paying the due tax to the Australian Tax Office instead of New Zealand's Inland Revenue.

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07:57
An Ideal iPad Case for Little Kids

Looking for a solution to protect an iPad or other tablet from a small child? Chinese manufacturers have developed an inexpensive case that’s ideal for little hands.

 

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07:53
Comment: I’m wondering whether even Apple could pull...

We’ve now heard more than one report that, while Apple has augmented reality plans for the iPhone, it is also planning to make some smart glasses further down the line. This is the product category made famous – or perhaps infamous – by Google Glass.

There are two undeniable facts about Google Glass. First, it’s cool technology. Second, it’s decidedly uncool to be seen wearing them. It was that latter fact that led to Google abandoning plans to pitch them as a consumer device and to target them instead at enterprise applications, like...

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07:51
Apple has paid no taxes in New Zealand for 10 years

Apple NZ has paid no taxes within New Zealand, and has instead been paying the amount due to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). According to the New Zealand Herald, Apple NZ has paid nothing in taxes to the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department for the last 10 years despite making sales worth around $4.2 billion since 2007.

According to the ATO's 2014-15 Corporate Tax Transparency report, Apple paid AU$146 million in tax, more than double the AU$72 million it paid a year earlier.

Under Australia's new multinational tax anti-avoidance laws -- implemented as part of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommendations stemming from its G20-commissioned base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) project -- as of July 2016, companies operating in Australia that have an annual global income of more than AU$1 billion are required to...

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07:40
Apple fans in Korea are feeling no love from the...

Apple users in Korea are feeling no love after the Cupertino, California-based company decided to make heavy investments in China while mostly ignoring Korea, according to The Korea Times.

The company has yet to open an Apple Store for consumer service, not to mention an R&D facility in the country. And while Apple has 40 stores in China, it has yet to open one in Korea, although it reportedly plans a retail establishment in souther Seoul.

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07:28
Open source ‘Giovanni’ emulator prototype brings...

If you’ve checked the App Store lately via the Apple Watch app, then you’re likely aware of how limited the gaming library is on watchOS. Developer Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan’s prototype Game Boy emulator is looking to help the cause by making a library of Nintendo games available on Apple Watch.

The emulator, named Giovanni after a Pokémon villain, is open source and available for developers to explore on GitHub. As you might expect, being a prototype it can be a bit slow and sluggish, but it’s still an impressive feat when you consider the limited nature of the Apple Watch hardware and software. more…

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07:17
TSMC pondering US location for $16B 3nm chip foundry...




Apple chip supplier TSMC is examining all its options for a 3nm chip foundry location, but still on the table is a U.S. plant worth $16 billion, with an estimated completion of 2022.

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07:08
Man dies after charging iPhone while lying in a bath

Terrible. Completely avoidable.

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07:04
Apple’s next big thing: Augmented Reality

Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg:

Investors impatient for Apple’s next breakthrough will be happy to know that Cook is very serious about AR. People with knowledge of the company’s plans say Apple has embarked on an ambitious bid to bring the technology to the masses—an effort Cook and his team see as the best way for the company to dominate the next generation of gadgetry and keep people wedded to its ecosystem.

Apple has built a team combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal strategy. Run by a former Dolby Laboratories executive, the group includes engineers who worked on the Oculus and HoloLens virtual reality headsets sold by Facebook and Microsoft as well as digital-effects wizards from Hollywood. Apple has also acquired several small firms with knowledge of AR hardware, 3D gaming and virtual reality software.

And:

Building a...

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07:00
Kickstarter campaign launches for Superscreen that ‘...

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has launched for Transcendent Designs’ Superscreen, a display that turns an iOS and Android smartphone into a 10.1-inch Full HD tablet with 2560 x 1600 2K display. Contributions cost $99, which is 67% off the expected retail price of $299. 

Transcendent Designs are looking to raise at least $50,000. Founder Brent Morgan tells Apple World Today that the Superscreen provides full control of people’s smartphones on a “4x larger and better, full HD 10.1-inch display.” It connects directly to a user’s phone via a secure, private connection. Morgan says there are no file transfers, no clouds, no wires and no contracts.

The campaign will run until April 19. Morgan says shipping starts in December, although “pilot units” will be sent to early backers in September. Backers can choose between two colors: midnight black and ivory white.

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07:00
Disney Magic Kingdoms swaps the magic for monotony

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

I have a four-year-old son who happily flips out every time we see a Walt Disney World commercial on TV, so I’ve spent the last year grimacing at the thought of how much money we’ll have to shell out to bring him there. It’s mind-numbing, but I know it’ll be worth it.

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06:58
Citing 'powder keg' with coming '...




Estimates for Apple on Wall Street remain "way too low," in the eyes of analyst Timothy Arcuri, who believes that the combination of a new iPhone form factor with an aging install base could create a "powder keg" for shares of the company.

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06:56
News: Hundreds of Apple engineers focused on...

Apple has combined veterans from its hardware and software operations with a group of talented new hires to build a team focused on creating ambitious augmented reality breakthroughs, Bloomberg reports. The team, run by former Dolby Laboratories executive Mike Rockwell, includes researchers who were previously working on Oculus virtual reality headsets, Amazon’s Lumberyard virtual reality platform and Meta’s augmented reality glasses project.…

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06:47
Netflix is testing a button for skipping the opening...

Why not? This is just the tip of the iceberg. Why not add in tech that lets us speed up a video, dropping duplicated frames when a camera shot stays in place for an extended period, or when a transition from scene to scene is overly slow? How about a smart button that lets us jump from scene to scene to more accurately find a specific spot in a movie?

For purists, this is anathema. I get it. But the beauty of adding tech like this is, you can easily just ignore it. It’s not the same as the difference between a director’s cut and one cut for commercial TV. Those are different as night and day and there’s nothing you can do to convert the cut up version to the original.

I applaud the layering of AI in this space. Bring it on. Just be sure I can disable any add-ons and watch the content in its original form.

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06:42
WebMD’s Pregnancy app and study will use Apple’s...

WebMD — a provider of health information services — and Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have announced a new investigative study designed to improve researchers’ and health care professionals’ understanding of what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive pregnancy outcomes. 

The Healthy Pregnancy Study will use WebMD’s newly redesigned and enhanced Pregnancy app for iPhone; it’s available at the Apple App Store. Incorporation of the Apple ResearchKit software framework will enable survey participants to eConsent, easily and anonymously answer questions, and share connected device data about their pregnancies with researchers for analysis, says Dr. Eric Topol, director of STSI and editor-in-chief of Medscape. 

Participants in the Healthy Pregnancy Study will be asked to share information about their medication use, vaccinations they may have received during pregnancy, pre-existing conditions,...

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06:39
WebMD launching pregnancy study app with Apple’s...

WebMD has launched a new version of its pregnancy app that uses Apple’s ResearchKit framework to easily conduct user surveys. The Healthy Pregnancy Study relies on ResearchKit to “easily and anonymously answer questions, and share connected device data about their pregnancies with researchers for analysis” according to WebMD.

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06:33
Nine accessories for charging Apple devices

Julio Ojeda-Zapata, writing for TidBITS, digs into the morass of charging accessories for Apple laptops, tablets, phones and watches, presenting nine that made the cut. Spend a few minutes scanning through these, see if any fill a need for you. Good stuff.

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06:31
Apple reportedly has ‘hundreds of engineers’ working...

Apple has built an augmented reality (AR) team of hundreds of engineers “combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders” and is “very serious about AR,” reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people with knowledge of the company’s plans.”

Run by a former Dolby Laboratories executive (Mark Rockwell), the group purportedly includes engineers who worked on the Oculus and HoloLens virtual reality headsets sold by Facebook and Microsoft “as well as digital-effects wizards from Hollywood.” Among them,: Cody White, former lead engineer of Amazon's Lumberyard virtual reality platform; Duncan McRoberts, Meta's former director of software development; Yury Petrov, a former Oculus researcher; and Avi Bar-Zeev, who worked on the HoloLens and Google Earth. Apple has rounded out the team with iPhone, camera and optical lens engineers...

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06:29
Jean-Louis Gassée on Swatch’s decision to roll its...

Swatch is a major player in the watch space. To give a sense of their size, The Swatch Group employs about 36,000 people. Jean-Louis Gassée writes about the Swatch’s move into the smart watch space and their decision to avoid Android Wear and roll their own solution from scratch.

I found the whole read interesting, but wanted to highlight this bit about how Swatch was born:

Lebanese-born and Europe-schooled, Nicolas Hayek père was a genius.

In 1983, two venerable but mortally ailing Swiss watch industry companies, ASUAG and SSIH, called Hayek to their bedside to perform the last rites and liquidations. The companies had been unable to withstand competition from Japanese quartz watch manufacturers such as Seiko, Casio and Citizen. It was the humane thing to do.

But rather than pull the plug, Hayek demonstrated his unique combination of management, technology, and marketing savvy by making a counter-intuitive decision: In the middle of the “quartz crisis...

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06:22
Apple chipmaker TSMC will decide on possible U.S....

TSMC, Apple’s sole A-series chip supplier for the iPhone 6 and 7 (and rumored exclusive supplier for the iPhone 8 also), is considering building a foundry in the USA, reports Reuters. While the company had previously said that it hadn’t ruled out the idea, it now says that it will make a definite decision one way or the other in 2018 …

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06:14
Screen Commander is new 'screen blanking'...

Alien Orb Software has introduced Screen Commander 1.0, a screen blanking utility for macOS. Developed for users with multiple displays, it lives in the menubar as a small icon and provides screen blanking options at the click of the mouse.

Screen Commander lets you blank other displays while watching a movie, playing a game, or focusing on some work on a particular screen. You can blank out other screens when they’re not needed and quickly unblank them again on demand.

"I wrote Screen Commander to scratch a personal itch," says Brian Christensen, owner of Alien Orb Software. "Having extra displays connected to my iMac is really great for getting work done, but sometimes I just want to watch a movie or play a game without the added distraction of those additional screens."

Screen Commander requires macOS 10.12 or later. It’s freeware and is available exclusively at the Mac...

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06:12
Apple's augmented reality team includes vets...




Although Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses may be a distant prospect, a report said on Monday, Apple is making AR technology a priority and has assembled a high-profile team for the effort.

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06:02
GoArt lets Mac users create art with their photos

Everimaging has introduced GoArt 1.0, a photo editor for macOS. It lets you take a photo and apply artistic filters based on the works of art.

GoArt offers over 40 different styles of art to choose from. Everimaging sayks it will release more artistic effects on a regular basis.

GoArt uses "fine art" presets based on the artistic styles of history's most admired artists, including Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. The app can also create works based on various styles of art, such as Impressionism, Pop Art, Expressionism, Structuralism, and more. 

According to Maggie Wu, marketing manager at Everimaging, GoArt is the world's first AI [artificial intelligence] artistic app that allows anyone to export an HD image and make it possible to print their own works. The app lets you export your images in a high-definition format, up to eight megapixels in size. 

GoArt doesn’t require an Internet connection to process images. All the work is done on the Mac. 

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06:00
Daily Deal: Readdle PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac at half...

Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) has become the standard for transmitting documents, whether they're informational brochures, fillable forms, newsletters, or more. While you can view PDFs on the Mac easily, it's not easy to edit them. That's where Readdle PDF Expert comes in, letting you edit text, images, links and outlines. This deal gets you PDF Expert at half price, only $29.99 instead of the regular $59.99 price tag. 

This powerful app, the runner-up for App of the Year in the Mac App Store in 2015, gives you the power to do these things and more:

  • Edit text, images, links & outlines in PDFs
  • Read huge PDF files smoothly & fast
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06:00
News: Daily Deal: PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac for only $29.99 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This 2015 App of the Year will revolutionize the way you work and collaborate with documents, allowing you to edit PDF text, images, links, and outlines quickly and easily. Fix typos in contracts, rework sections of PDF documents, and more. You can also password protect sensitive documents and easily share your PDFs between…

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05:59
'iPhone 8,' growing services business...




Wall Street forecasts for Apple stock are climbing, with another report claiming that the stock will hit $155 over the summer of 2017 on pre-release hype of the "iPhone 8" and continued expansion of the Services division that includes the App Store, Apple Music, and AppleCare.

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05:49
Apple’s AR features will debut first in iPhone,...

While Apple has made clear that it has a keen interest in augmented reality, there have been conflicting reports about what form those features might take and how they might make their debut. A new Bloomberg report seeks to shed light on both questions.

The report echoes earlier ones that Apple has a large number of engineers working on AR features, and that they will be seen first in the iPhone …

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05:10
Bizarre Siri error sends escort-seekers to video...

There are some oddball stories where you can’t quite decide which part is best – in this case, whether it’s a Siri error that directs those seeking escorts to video game bars, or the fact that anyone would ask Siri to find them an escort in the first place …

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05:00
Apple quietly extends AppleCare+ policies from 60...

Modern mobile smartphone with broken screen isolated on white background.

If you have an AppleCare+ policy, you’re going to like this.

Apple has quietly updated its AppleCare+ policy, extending the purchase window for iPhones from 60 days to one year. The change has been confirmed with a support rep, but is not yet showing up on Apple’s official product page for AppleCare+.

If you go to Apple’s eligibility tool and input your serial number from the iPhone’s settings panel, you should be able to see a new purchase option so long as you purchased the device within the last year.

The change extends to Macs and Apple TV units, but Apple Watch and iPads are still restricted to 60 days following the purchase. Apple lowered the price of iPhone screen repairs from $99 to $29 last September, which helps as well.

In the event that your iPhone screen has been cracked, Apple requires a physical inspection to buy the service in-store...

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05:00
iPhone to be available in Indonesia again after...

You’ll be able to buy an iPhone in Indonesia come the end of the month.

Apple is reportedly on track to resume sales of the handset within the country, following a roughly two-year period during which sourcing requirements kept the device off the local market.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as the 6s series will go on sale through six retailers on March 31. In some cases, people should already be able to sign up for pre-orders.

iPhone sales were last permitted in Indonesia with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets. Subsequent sourcing regulations —similar to ones in India —then forced the product out, since Apple couldn’t ensure that 30 percent of components were local. Such rules are intended to boost domestic industry.

Sales are scheduled to resume due to Apple’s investment in three R&D facilities in the Indonesia capital of Jakarta. Previously, Apple’s R&D plans were uncertain.

Apple has begun making a number of global investment as a...

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05:00
How to work in multiple Spaces in macOS Sierra

It’s easy for your Mac’s desktop to become cluttered, just as a physical desktop can. If this happens, you can create additional desktops, called spaces, to organize the windows. When you work in a space, you see only the windows that are in that space.

Use the Mission Control app to show the Spaces bar. This is where thumbnails represent your spaces and any apps you’re using in full screen or Split View. You can make your spaces unique by assigning a different desktop picture to each one. Just assign System Preferences to all desktops, then change the desktop picture in each space.

To create a space, open Mission Control, then click the Add button in the Spaces bar. You can create up to 16 spaces. When you’re done, click a space in the Spaces bar or a window in Mission Control.

To move between Spaces, do one of the following:

  • On...
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05:00
Anheuser-Busch's Alexa skill lists workouts...

Amazon has been expanding its Alexa "skill" plugins to broaden its uses, from streaming NPR to voice-controlling your film and music libraries. If you never expected to ask your device what workout will burn off a single beer's worth of calories...we...

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04:33
Man dies after charging his iPhone while using it in...

A British man was fatally electrocuted as a result of charging an iPhone while he was using it in the bath, a coroner has recorded. The coroner warned of the dangers of using electrical devices in bathrooms, and said that he would be writing to Apple about the case …

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