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Friday May 12

09:00
External Link: Is the Apple/Amazon Video Feud Over?

BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski reports that Apple and Amazon have reached an agreement that will bring Amazon Prime Video to the Apple TV and put the Apple TV back in Amazon’s store. The deal will reportedly be announced at the WWDC keynote next month. Recode previously reported on the agreement, making it sufficiently substantial to pass on. If the rumor turns out to be true, the Apple TV’s content lineup will become significantly more compelling. The agreement also raises the broader question of whether Apple is adjusting some App Store policies to be more accommodating to competing digital retailers.

 

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08:58
Dropping Tech Giants

Great interactive feature by Farhad Manjoo for The New York Times:

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet, the parent
company of Google, are not just the largest technology companies
in the world. As I’ve argued repeatedly in my column, they are
also becoming the most powerful companies of any kind, essentially
inescapable for any consumer or business that wants to participate
in the modern world. But which of the Frightful Five is most
unavoidable? I ponder the question in my column this week.

But what about you? If an evil monarch forced you to choose, in
what order would you give up these inescapable giants of tech?

Great question. I love thought exercises.

My order (from first dropped to last):

  1. Facebook. I love Instagram, but could live without it. I don’t use...

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08:50
Nike’s new iPhone 7 cases have Air Force 1 and Roshe...

From 9to5Toys:

Nike is known for its iconic shoe designs, from the original Air Jordan’s to its infamous Waffle Iron cross-trainers. Now it’s bringing some of its most popular looks to your iPhone. Unveiled this week, Nike is now offering cases for Apple’s flagship device that are direct reproductions of the soles from favorite shoes such as the original Air Force 1s and its Roshe line…

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08:45
Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices

Thanks to Jamf Now for sponsoring The Loop this week. Jamf Now is an on-demand mobile device management solution for the iPads, iPhones and Macs in your workplace. We make device management simple and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users; no IT required. Manage your first three devices for free and add more for just $2 per device per month. Get started for free today!

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08:38
This is your last chance to buy 'Alan Wake'

One of Alan Wake's best features was its licensed soundtrack, and now the tunes developer Remedy Entertainment carefully curated are causing a bit of grief. Remedy's rights to The Black Angels' "Young Men Dead" and "Up Jumped The Devil" from Nick Cav...

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08:34
Apple doesn’t ‘need’ to buy anything

Many of the companies pundits think Apple should buy are patently ridiculous choices.

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08:07
'PaRappa' and 'Gitaroo Man'...

PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man are some of the brightest, weirdest and catchiest music games I've ever played. They're crazy for sure — how many titles let you spit rhymes with a humanoid onion in a kung fu dojo? But they're also bold, imag...

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07:51
Satechi’s new Pro Hub expands 2016 MacBook Pro past...

Satechi has just announced the availability of its take on the USB-C hub for the 2016 MacBook Pro. While USB-C ports may be standard in a few years, today they’re just not, and many creatives still rely on external hubs to get their work done. Satechi’s new aluminum Type-C Pro Hub will bring back the ports and expansion power users need.

more…

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07:42
Alexa’s now a Eurovision trivia buff

Whatever your thoughts are on it, there's no denying that The Eurovision Song Contest continues to go from strength to strength. In 2016, over 200 million viewers watched Ukraine's Jamala triumph over three live shows broadcast from Stockholm, Sweden...

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07:40
Microsoft Is Surprisingly Comfortable With Its New...

An anonymous reader writes: The company that once held a mock funeral for the iPhone -- complete with dedicated "iPhone trashcans" -- now has a very different attitude about the company of Jobs. The Microsoft whose old CEO Steve Ballmer in 2007 famously predicted the iPhone had "no chance; no chance at all" of getting market share, now readily accepts and embraces a world where the iPhone and Android dominate personal computing. Microsoft talked a lot here at its Build 2017 developer conference about extending Windows experiences over to iOS and Android devices. And it's not just about fortifying Windows. Microsoft says it not only wants to connect with those foreign operating systems, but by bringing over functionality from Windows 10 (along with content) it hopes to "make those other devices better," as one Microsoft rep said in a press briefing yesterday. The developers here at Build cheered when Microsoft announced XAML Standard 1.0, which provides a single markup language to...

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07:21
Apple invests $200 million in Corning's US...

Apple is awarding $200 million of its billion-dollar Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning Incorporated for research and development, "capital equipment needs" and high-tech glass processing. In a statement, Corning's CEO Wendell P. Weeks said that...

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07:15
News: Apple publishes ‘How to shoot on iPhone 7’...

Apple has posted a new web page with a series of tutorials on taking great photographs using the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Titled How to shoot on iPhone 7, the page hosts sixteen tutorial videos ranging from basics such as taking great portraits, close-ups, and action shots, to more advanced techniques such as shooting from unique angles, working with street lights and backlit subjects, and taking photos during the golden hour. Each video is brief…

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07:01
Sprint & SoftBank in 'preliminary...




Sprint and its controlling investor -- Japan's SoftBank -- are reportedly in "preliminary conversations" about a merger with T-Mobile U.S., a move that could narrow carrier choices for Apple's U.S. iPhone buyers.

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07:00
Self-driving cars could soon be cheaper and easier...

There's no shortage of companies working on artificial intelligence for cars. If anything there's a glut. Every automaker and startup seems to be building a nearly sentient system designed to operate cars and avoid objects (especially humans). AImoti...

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06:42
Belgian scientists turn polluted air into hydrogen...

To save the environment, humanity needs to do two things: reduce harmful gases and produce more energy from "green" energy sources. While plenty of research projects have tried to tackle these independently, few do both at the same time. Scientists f...

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06:21
Clair Torry’s legendary vocals on Pink Floyd’s The...

This is a great collection of videos, including this interview with Clair Torry, where she tells the story about coming in to the studio to record her vocals, getting no guidance from producer Alan Parsons, and basically winging it, coming up with one of the greatest off the cuff vocal performances of all time.

The video embedded in the main Loop post is a somewhat isolated mix which really highlights Clair’s performance. I just love this track. Feels like it just pours out of her soul.

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06:19
Samsung promises Tizen phones aren't dead with...

Samsung has plenty of reasons to give up on Tizen phones -- they're a security nightmare and there are basically no apps. However, it's not punting yet on its home-grown OS, as it has just launched its fourth Tizen smartphone, the Z4. The device is a...

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06:15
News: Report: Apple to announce Prime Video for...

Following a report last week that Apple and Amazon were close to sorting out their differences preventing Amazon Prime from coming to the Apple TV, Buzzfeed News now reveals that the two companies are preparing to make an announcement to this effect at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Citing “sources in a position to know,” the report suggests that not only will Amazon Prime’s video app make its debut on…

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06:12
How to instantly tell whether an iPhone is stolen

Stolen Phone Checker:

CTIA’s Stolen Phone Checker – powered by the GSMA Device Check service – is a public service designed to limit the resale of lost and stolen mobile devices in the United States and to help consumers, businesses, and law enforcement agencies make informed decisions about the status of a mobile device.

Looking to buy a used phone? Go to this page and enter the IMEI/MEID/ESN and submit. Good idea.

[Via 9to5Mac]

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06:06
External Link: Apple Watch Can Detect Abnormal Heart...

The eHeart study at the University of California, San Francisco has shown that a “deep neural network” fed data from the Apple Watch app Cardiogram was 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation causes about 25 percent of strokes and two-thirds of those strokes are preventable with relatively inexpensive drugs, making this potentially life-saving news. Cardiogram and UCSF plan to further validate the neural network’s findings against external data and incorporate the results into the Cardiogram app itself. The team also intends to see if the system can detect health conditions beyond atrial fibrillation.

 

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06:04
∞ VIDEO: Microsoft’s Fluent Design System at work

[VIDEO] The video embedded in the main Loop post was built to showcase Microsoft’s new Windows 10 design language, which will roll out over the coming months. As you watch the video, think motion, depth, and translucency effects. It all flies by fast, so it might take a few viewings to wrap your head around the subtleties.

Not seeing a lot of capability that I don’t already see in iOS, but the trend definitely seems to be more depth, a move away from the completely flat design that had become a hallmark of Windows.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Aerix Black Talon 2.0 Micro FPV...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the Aerix Black Talon 2.0 Micro FPV Beginner Racing Drone for only $99.99 — a savings of 13% off the regular price. This little racing drone is designed with the beginner in mind, giving you the extreme performance of a high-speed drone while still maintaining enhanced flight controls and stability. A six-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity provides super stable flight whether…

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06:00
Get The Ultimate Learn To Code 2017 Bundle for only...

One of our most popular developer training bundles from last year was the 2016 edition of the Ultimate Learn To Code Bundle. The bundle's back with updated course material that's sure to get you up to speed in the job skills you need to succeed! This immersive set of online courses provides over 80 hours of training for only $49 -- it's a $1,186 value!

The Ultimate Learn To Code 2017 Bundle is packed with 10 separate modules:

  1. The Professional Ruby on Rails Developer with Rails 5: Get an intro to Rails 5 and learn how to build interactive web apps with one of the most popular frameworks on Earth
  2. Javascript Specialist Designation: Study for and pass the...
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06:00
Microsoft's dream of owning the living room...

When Microsoft unveiled Cortana three years ago, it was positioned as the company's response to Siri and Google Now. But as Windows Phone faltered, Microsoft wisely shifted Cortana over to other mobile platforms and Windows PCs, where it could hook i...

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05:55
AppleInsider podcast talks road to 'iPhone 8...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the things that happen on the road to 'iPhone 8' production, Neil's thoughts on USB-C on iOS devices, Microsoft and more.

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05:54
Apple Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with...

Sarah Buhr, TechCrunch:

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm.

The study involved 6,158 participants recruited through the Cardiogram app on Apple Watch. Most of the participants in the UCSF Health eHeart study had normal EKG readings. However, 200 of them had been diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heartbeat). Engineers then trained a deep neural network to identify these abnormal heart rhythms from Apple Watch heart rate data.

The future is wide open.

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05:53
Apple awards Corning first advanced manufacturing...

Apple has announced that Corning Inc. will receive $200 million from the company’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the tech giant’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers. 

Corning is an American manufacturer of glass, ceramics, and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications. It’s been one of the main suppliers to Apple since working with Steve Jobs in 2007 to develop the iPhone.

The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning's 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment. 

“Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continued to innovate and they are one of Apple's long-standing suppliers,” Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said in a press release. “This partnership started 10 years ago with...

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05:51
Apple wearables sales outpacing iPhone out of the...

Neil Cybart, Above Avalon:

According to Apple’s most recent earnings and management commentary, the company sold more than five million wearable devices last quarter. When combined, Apple Watch, AirPods, and W1 chip-enabled Beats headphones are now outselling Mac in terms of unit sales. More impressively, Apple wearables are tracking ahead of iPhone in terms of unit sales out of the gate. As competitors continue to approach wearables with caution, Apple is doubling down.

Unit sales, not total revenue, but still impressive. Nice job by Neil pulling this together. Take a look at the chart labeled Exhibit 2, which does a nice job putting all this into perspective.

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05:51
Comment: Seven years on from Steve Jobs’ ‘Thoughts...

It’s now seven years since Steve Jobs wrote his famous Thoughts on Flash open letter, in which he explained to Adobe the six reasons why Apple did not allow Flash on iOS devices. These reasons were, in brief:

  • It’s a proprietary product, and Apple prefers open web standards [sometimes]
  • An increasing number of websites are switching to better video formats
  • Flash has poor security, reliability and performance
  • Flash decreases battery life
  • Flash was designed for desktop, not touch
  • It’s an additional layer that holds back innovation

Most of those reasons are just as valid today, security not least among them …

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05:46
Why Apple had to borrow $98 billion

CNBC:

According to FactSet, as of the end of the first quarter of 2017, Apple has taken on more than $98 billion in debt.

And:

Apple generates cash flows of nearly $40 billion every six months. It’s the richest company in the world, with more than $256.8 billion in cash and marketable securities sitting on its books.

Why does such a rich company have to borrow money?

And:

As of the end of 2016, Apple had more than $230 billion stored overseas. That’s because, when Apple earns money from sales outside the U.S., it’s taxed once by the country where it makes those sales, then taxed again by the U.S. when it brings the money back home. As a result, Apple doesn’t bring that money home.

This from Tim Cook, in his recent interview with Jim Cramer:

If you sell globally, you earn money globally. If you earn money globally, you can’t bring it back into the United States unless you pay 35 percent plus your state tax. And you look at this...

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05:40
Apple awards glassmaker Corning $200M to grow made...




Apple has invested into Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning with the first award for $200 million from the Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment pool, to support "revolutionary glass production methods."

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05:33
Apple awards Corning first Advanced Manufacturing...

From Apple’s press release:

Apple today announced Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the company’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers. The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning’s 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment.

And:

Apple has committed to investing at least $1 billion with US-based companies as part of the fund, which is designed to foster innovative production and highly skilled jobs that will help lay the foundation for a new era of technology-driven manufacturing in the US.

Logical investment in a company whose fortunes are tightly bound with yours.

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05:30
Future versions of Siri may support ‘unconventional...

Future versions of Siri — its “personal digital assistant” — may sound like, and respond to, more natural language thanthe somewhat structured interaction of the present. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170132199) for “unconventional virtual assistant interactions.”

In the patent filing, Apple says that a digital assistant (Siri) can be helpful in remembering calendar events or other reminders that have been set specifically by a user. It also can be helpful in generating a recommendation based on a user request and on third-party reviews that are publicly available. 

However, Apple says that digital assistants generally have not been useful in handling unconventional interactions, such as interactions with users other than a primary user, interactions with other virtual assistants, complex interactions, and interactions with physical entities. What’s more, such assistants generally haven’t been useful in performing tasks that are spread out in time, or that...

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05:17
50 floating screens will clean the Pacific garbage...

The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation that aims to deal with plastics polluting our seas, says it's finally ready to put its technology to work. In a statement released yesterday, the organization has revealed that it plans to start cleaning up the G...

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05:15
Rumor: Apple buying up large quantities of 3D camera...

Apple is apparently buying up all the 3D camera component components it can for its next-gen iPhone.

The current rumor has it that the upcoming handset will feature a 3D camera with facial recognition capabilities and that LG Innotek has been acting as the supplier of these parts.

The rumor also coincides with a report that LG Innotek has invested $238.5 million in a facility just for Apple’s orders. Apple’s initial order is worth about $177 million.

Apple and LG Innotek joined forces last year to developer a new 3D camera system for smartphones. This technology could also detect adjustable depth of field photography and be used for facial recognition.

Another report says Apple plans to use a camera coupled with infrared sensors to create 3D facial maps. Those scans could be used for facial recognition along with real time 3D mapping for avatars and 3D selfies.

If implemented, Apple could possibly use this technology as a form of biometric...

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05:05
iPlayer will soon require a BBC account

The majority of Brits will soon need a BBC account in order to watch iPlayer, listen to iPlayer Radio and use some of the broadcaster's other services. The BBC has said that registration will move from optional to mandatory within the next few weeks....

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05:00
Apple Watch could help detect signs of atrial...

This could be helpful, if not potentially life-saving.

A team of researchers just proved that the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can actually detect an early sign of heart disease without any symptoms at all, a development that could change how people use their Apple Watches.

The sensor can accurately detect atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rate that can lead to stroke or heart disease. While atrial fibrillation can be caused by a variety of factors, including high blood pressure, this doesn’t qualify the Apple Watch as a diagnostic device. Still, its accurate heart rate sensor shows there is potential for the watch as a health and fitness tool beyond its basic fitness-tracking features.

Developers of the Cardiogram app worked with researchers from the University of California San Francisco’s Health eHeart study and Apple’s ResearchKit to develop their own app, known as “mRhythm”. On Thursday, Cardiogram and UCSF’s cardiology division presented the...

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04:30
Buying a used iPhone? Here’s an easy way to check...

Nobody wants to risk buying a stolen item. Even if you leave aside the morality issue, buying stolen devices creates a market for further thefts. And with iPhones, a stolen device will be rendered useless by a combination of Activation Lock and blocks by carriers.

Wireless trade body CTIA has now created a free online tool to allow anyone to instantly check whether a phone is registered as lost or stolen …

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04:30
Sunday is Mother’s Day; celebrate with these apps

Sunday is Mother’s Day (you didn’t forget, did you?). There are several iOS apps available to help you celebrate. Here are a few to get you started:

Mother's Day Photo Frame (free) lets you send a card to your mom with your own picture and decorated with your own worlds. I Love Mom is a $0.99 app for iMessage that lets you customize your messages with graphic, emoji and more.

Baby Hazel Mother’s Day (free, with in-app purchases) is a game in which you help the title character help her dad plan a Mother's Day celebration. Mother's Day Nails...

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04:16
AI-equipped Apple Watch can detect the signs of a...

The Apple Watch may become a useful tool in detecting an abnormal heartbeat, according to a study by heart rate app-maker Cardiogram and the UCSF Health lab. They determined that the wearable, when paired with neural network algorithms, is 97 percent...

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04:00
Apple’s first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment...

Apple has this morning announced that glass manufacturer Corning will be the first beneficiary of the Advanced Manufacturing Fund announced earlier this month. The $1B fund was established to ‘foster innovation among American manufacturers.’

Corning makes the Gorilla Glass used on every iPhone and iPad since the original iPhone. Apple said that the investment will assist in three ways …

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04:00
How to use your iCloud account in macOS Sierra’s...

iCloud is included with macOS. Once you sign up for your free iCloud account, you can push calendar updates across your devices, share your iCloud Calendar, and see your calendar on the iCloud website.

If you have an iCloud account , you can use iCal to access and manage your iCloud calendars. If you set up the iCloud Calendar service on several devices and computers, your iCloud calendar and reminder information is kept up to date on each device and computer.

Set up your iCloud calendar account from System Preferences to see your iCloud-based calendars in the Calendar window. In the System Preferences app, click iCloud and sign in. 

If this is your first time signing in from this computer, you'll be asked if you want to use iCloud for contacts, calendars, and bookmarks. Make sure that the calendars option is selected (checked), then click Next.

If you've previously signed in to iCloud, you'll...

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03:50
Apple closes on sale of $7 billion in debt

Apple has wrapped a sale of $7 billion in debt across various tranches, according to its SEC filing. The tech giant sold $500M in floating rate notes due 2020 and $750 million in floating-rate notes due in 2022.

That's along with: $1billion in 1.8% notes due in 2020; $1 billion in 2.3% notes due in 2022; $1.75B billion in 2.85% notes due in 2024; and $2 billion in 3.2% notes due in 2027. At last report, Apple's total debt had risen to $98.88 billion (some $85 billion of that in long-term debt).

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03:45
Sleep expert hired in 2014 bids adieu to Apple

Even as Apple scoops up Beddit, a sleep tracking hardware/software company, Roy J.E.M. Raymann, a sleep scientist Apple hired back in 2014, left the company, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He worked on the Apple’s HealthKit, ResearchKit and the iPhone’s Bedtime alarm. Prior to working at Apple, Raymann was a senior scientist at Philips Research who founded the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research lab.

He has moved to SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors, according to Mobile Health News. He will serve as vice president of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs.Whether Raymman left Apple because...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 12, 2017

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

macOS Apps/Updates

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.1.5, an update to their utility for the Mac. It enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. 

Default Folder provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.1.5 supports minimized Save dialogs and improves stability.

Default Folder X 5.1.5 is a free update for existing users. It requires macOS 10.10 or higher. New licenses are $34.95; upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.

iMobie has announced...

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03:15
The Morning After: Friday, May 12th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the end of the week. Microsoft's second day of its annual conference was a more interesting one.It's trying to bridge your PC and phone, and we get to see what's next for Windows 10. Meanwhile, a Russ...

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02:34
Ads are coming to Amazon Echo skills

If the Beauty and the Beast and Burger King debacles were anything to go by, owners of smart speakers like the Google Home aren't big fans of ads. But that won't stop marketing companies like VoiceLabs from trying to make them happen. The voice analy...

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02:33
Apple adds a Mother's Day Challenge for...




In recognition of Mother's Day on May 14, Apple is creating a special "Mother's Day Challenge" to reward a walk, run or wheelchair workout "of a mile or more" with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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00:30
StoreDot demos EV battery that reaches a full charge...

StoreDot, an Israeli startup known for making fast-charging batteries, announced its model for EVs in 2015. The company claims that its EV battery can reach a full charge within only five minutes and can keep the car running for 300 miles. Now, to pr...

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Thursday May 11

22:43
'Coding Jam' uses musical blocks to teach...

Last year, Osmo expanded its iPad-based children's learning system with a program that teaches kids to code by linking tangible tiles with on-screen commands. Now the company's expanded its platform with Coding Jam, an add-on that assigns musical ton...

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21:33
Judge sends Uber/Waymo case to DOJ for investigation

In the latest bad news for Uber, the judge presiding over its trade secrets lawsuit with Google self-driving car unit Waymo has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case. Reuters and Bloomberg report that US District Judge William Alsup said...

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20:23
D-Link would like you to forget about its lax...

Back in January, the US Federal Trade Commission accused D-Link of putting customers in harm's way with its extremely negligent approach to security. According to the FTC, the company left hundreds of thousands of customers vulnerable to attack by fa...

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19:22
Lighthouse home security camera uses AI to ID people...

Security cameras are getting more and more advanced these days, they might put a few security companies out of business. Take Lighthouse, for instance. The device, hailing from an accelerator created by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, can figure out w...

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18:45
Apple Watch Can Detect An Abnormal Heart Rhythm With...

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm. TechCrunch reports: The study involved 6,158 participants recruited through the Cardiogram app on Apple Watch. Most of the participants in the UCSF Health eHeart study had normal EKG readings. However, 200 of them had been diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heartbeat). Engineers then trained a deep neural network to identify these abnormal heart rhythms from Apple Watch heart rate data. Cardiogram began the study with UCSF in 2016 to discover whether the Apple Watch could detect an oncoming stroke. About a quarter of strokes are caused by an abnormal heart rhythm, according to Cardiogram co-founder and data scientist for UCSF's eHeart study Brandon Ballinger. Cardiogram tested the deep neural network it had...

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17:15
How to shoot on iPhone 7

Apple posted a new Web page showing you how to shoot a picture in different situations using the iPhone 7. This is a page I will definitely use.

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16:57
Apple publishes 'How to Shoot on iPhone 7...




Apple on Thursday added a new page to its website dedicated to taking better photos with iPhone 7. The mini-site is filled with short tutorial videos that explain -- and advertise -- the handset's various capture modes to new users and offer tips on basic photography techniques.

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16:21
Apple debuts new ‘How to shoot on iPhone 7’ website...

Apple has long showcased the capabilities of the iPhone 7 camera, but now the company is working to help everyone take great looking images with the device. Today, Apple debuted a new series of videos, as well as a new website, focused on educating users on how to take the best images with their iPhone…

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15:39
Amazon Prime Video could be coming to Apple TV at...

John Paczkowski writing for BuzzFeed:

Sources in position to know tell BuzzFeed News that Amazon’s Prime video app — long absent from Apple TV — is indeed headed to Apple’s diminutive set-top box. Apple plans to announce Amazon Prime video’s impending arrive to the Apple TV App Store during the keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 5 in San Jose, CA. A source familiar with the companies’ thinking say the app is expected to go live this summer, but cautioned that the hard launch date might change. Amazon had previously declined to even submit a Prime Video app for inclusion in Apple’s Apple TV App Store.

John certainly knows his stuff and this has been rumored before. It would be great if Amazon and Apple could get things worked out, release a video app, and get the Apple TV back in the Amazon store again.

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15:31
New York will allow self-driving vehicle testing

“We are taking a careful yet balanced approach to incorporating autonomous vehicles on our roads to reduce dangerous driving habits, decrease the number of accidents and save lives on New York roadways,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Says a lot about the driving habits of many on the roads today.

Companies in New York must have a $5 million insurance policy, submit reports to the state, be overseen by the state police and pay the state police for supervising each test.

Testing also cannot take place in construction or school zones – which take up huge swaths of land in New York City – and must adhere to a predesignated route shared in advance with the state.

No doubt there will be challenges or suggestions from the companies developing the technology.

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15:12
AWT News Update: May 11, 2017

Tony Fadell (left) and John Markoff at the Computer History Museum. Photo via AppleInsider

Microsoft Windows will make nice with iOS, the father of the iPod speaks, and the Sims are coming to an iPhone or iPad near you:

  • A fall release of Microsoft Windows 10 will add features that provide a lot of support for iOS devices
  • Tony Fadell, iPod designer and former Nest CEO, talked last night at a San Jose forum on the history and impact of the iPhone
  • EA announces The Sims Mobile, a new game in the franchise that will run on iOS

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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14:52
Microsoft Debuts Smarter Cloud at Build


Microsoft executives, led by CEO Satya Nadella, introduced a series of enhancements to the company's critical data and cloud services at the kickoff of its annual Build conference on Wednesday, demonstrating new ways to expand adoption of artificial intelligence, personal digital assistants and other innovations. Nadella told conference attendees that there will be more than 25 billion intelligent devices in the world by 2020, and the role of developers will be to extend new technologies to meet that challenge.

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14:25
Apple sleep scientist responsible for Night Shift...

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple acquired sleep platform Beddit as sleep tracking remains an oft-requested feature for Apple Watch. Simultaneously, Apple has also lost one of its top sleep experts. According to a report from MobiHealthNews, Apple sleep scientist Roy J.E.M Raymann has departed the company…

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14:13
Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV will be...

Apple and Amazon have settled (at least some of) their differences. Amazon Prime Video is officially making its way to the Apple TV.

Apple will announce the all-new Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV at this year’s WWDC keynote on June 5, according to BuzzFeed. Then the app will reportedly hit the tvOS App Store this summer. In addition, Amazon.com will be start selling the Apple TV set-top box again after being banned two years ago.

This corroborates an earlier report that Apple and Amazon had reached an agreement to the benefit of both their streaming media strategies. Amazon Prime members who own an Apple TV have another reason to renew their membership, and the Apple...

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14:11
Sleep specialist Roy Raymann leaves Apple in tandem...




An important sleep research expert, Dr. Roy J.E.M. Raymann, appears to have quietly left Apple last month, just ahead of the company's Beddit acquisition.

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13:51
Tip of the Day: Opening a Playlist in a separate...

If you’re a long-time iTunes power user, you’ll probably remember the good old days when you could open a playlist in a second iTunes window — a feature that Apple in its infinite wisdom decided to callously discard alongside the whole new user interface in iTunes 11. Even after iTunes resurrected the sidebar in iTunes 12.4 last year, the ability to open playlists in a new window still remained conspicuously absent. Until iTunes 12.6…

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13:43
Rumor: Amazon Prime to be announced for the Apple TV...

Apple plans to announce Amazon Prime video's coming to the Apple TV App Store during the keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 5, according to BuzzFeed News

The article, quoting an unnamed “source familiar with the companies' thinking,” says the app is expected to go live this summer, though the hard launch date could change. This would allow Amazon Prime Video subscribers to easily watch TV shows and movies from the service using Apple's set-top box.

As part of the arrangement between the two companies, Amazon will resume selling Apple's set-top box, adds BuzzFeed. If the rumor is true, this would be an about-face for Amazon. In June 2016, CEO Jeff Bezos said he only wants Amazon to sell devices that support Prime Video....

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13:36
The Apple Watch can be used to help diagnose a...

In a joint study published today, app developer Cardiogram and researchers at the University of California, San Francisco said Apple Watch combined with Cardiogram’s algorithm showed the smartwatch’s sensors can differentiate between a normal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AF). In fact, the study identified AF with 97% accuracy.

There’s hope that the Apple Watch combined with Cardiogram’s algorithm can help diagnose a potentially fatal heart condition. Over the past few months, the company has developed a preliminary algorithm to detect AF using the heart rate sensors on Apple’s smartwatch and Android Wear. Cardiogram’s Health & Heart Rate is a free app for the Apple Watch that helps users track sleep, stress, and fitness using your Apple Watch's built-in heart rate sensor.

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13:21
Mafia 3’s open-world organized crime comes to Mac...

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Just over 6 months ago, 2K released the third entry in the long running Mafia franchise for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game was praised for its treatment of the racially charged 1960’s era it was set in along with its interesting take on organized crime gameplay mechanics. In the meantime, players are now able to try out a lengthy free demo of the game on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in order to get a taste of New Bordeaux, 2K’s open-world take on New Orleans. And now Mac gamers are able to get in on the action… more…

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13:07
Amazon Prime Video for tvOS will be announced at...




In exchange for Apple bringing the Amazon Prime Video app to tvOS, Amazon will reportedly return the favor and begin sales of the Apple TV hardware via its online storefront, and the changes could come as soon as next month's WWDC.

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13:02
News: New ResearchKit study reveals Apple Watch to...

AppleInsider reports on a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, revealing the Apple Watch heart rate sensor to be highly accurate in detecting atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition that can lead to stroke. Conducted in partnership with the Apple Watch app Cardiogram, the study paired a deep neural network with the heart rate sensor on the Apple Watch and then fed it a pool of 139 million heart rate measurements…

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12:56
Fall update will bring Continuity- & Universal...




At its ongoing Build conference on Thursday, Microsoft revealed early details of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which will notably incorporate new features linking up with Apple's iPhones and iPads.

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12:42
Report: Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV at...

Last week Recode reported that Amazon and Apple were actively discussing plans to bring Prime Video to Apple TV later this year, and now Buzzfeed is reporting that yes, really, it’s happening and the deal is now official. Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV is expected to be introduced on stage at WWDC next month and launch later this summer, according to the report.

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12:32
iPod-Father Tony Fadell speaks at Computer History...




Last night, as part of its "iPhone 360" series of events celebrating the ten year anniversary of Apple's iconic phone, California's Computer History Museum located in San Jose hosted a conversation between Tony Fadell and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Markoff.

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12:11
Review: Distil Union’s flexible Stanley Stand for...

It can be tough to stand out in the crowded market of Apple product accessories like iPhone and iPad stands. Yet Distil Union, a small company in South Carolina focused on design, has created a unique offering worth taking a look at. Using a blend of leather, felt, and steel, Stanley Stand offers a sharp look and feel without compromising flexibility.

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12:00
∞ History of the entire world, I guess

Settle in for 20 minutes of a pretty good round up of world history. CAUTION: there’s some NSFW language in the video.

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11:39
What’s coming to Apple Music and Beats 1 in May/June...

With the flurry of Apple Music and Beats 1 content coming to the platforms every month, it can be difficult to keep up. With exclusives like Harry Styles’ documentary and Lars Ulrich’s new show, your potential favorites can be easily missed. With our new “What’s Coming” series, we hope to keep you on top of all the latest and upcoming exclusive releases.

We’re a third of the way into May and new films are still being announced for the month with even more coming in June. We’ll be sure to update the list here as new information is released, so be sure to bookmark this page. Let’s dive right in and see what you’ll be able to catch on Apple Music and Beats 1 starting in May and June 2017.

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11:31
Study uses Apple Watch heart rate sensor to detect...




New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram, shows Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can aid in the detection of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia that can lead to stroke.

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11:30
Research shows the Apple Watch can detect an early...

The Apple Watch has already saved lives with its heart rate-monitoring, but it’s often unintentional. A person might feel symptoms like dizziness or shortness of breath, then check their heart rate to confirm something weird is going on. A team of researchers just proved that the watch’s heart rate sensor can actually detect an early sign of heart disease without any symptoms at all, a development that could change how people use their Apple Watches.

The Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can accurately pick up atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rate that can lead to stroke or heart disease. Atrial fibrillation can be caused by a variety of factors, including high blood pressure, so the Apple Watch isn’t a diagnostic device. But its accurate heart rate sensor shows there is potential for the watch as a...

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11:28
Podcast 558: Apple’s billion-dollar move

Apple has billions and billions of dollars, and a massive supply chain that's mostly overseas. The day after the latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC's Jim Cramer that Apple is launching an advanced manufacturing fund, and seeing it with $1 billion. The fund's first investment should be announced soon, but Glenn and Susie are excited about the idea already.

Elsewhere, Amazon Prime Video might come to the Apple TV. Hulu Live is pretty promising already. And Twitter's getting into the video game too, just without any NFL games this coming season.

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10:58
'iPhone 8' may pair FaceTime camera with...




With LG Innotek's new Apple-specific facility pegged as the supplier for the front-facing cameras on the "iPhone 8," speculation has turned to what exactly is mounted to facilitate the rumored facial recognition feature said to be in the device.

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10:48
News: Twitter and NFL to stream year-round live...

Twitter and the National Football League have announced a new partnership that would have the social media service streaming “uniquely packaged” official NFL content worldwide and on a daily basis throughout the year. Twitter released an Apple TV app last fall, on the heels of a deal with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football games, and with this new partnership, the NFL and Twitter will now be cooperating to expand NFL content to…

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10:41
News: iTunes coming to Windows Store

During it’s Build conference today, Microsoft announced that iTunes will be made available on the Windows Store by the end of 2017. The move will ensure that iTunes will be available to Windows 10 S users, who will be limited to running apps downloaded from the Windows Store. iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year. #MSBuild pic.twitter.com/WHM533S7Sv— Windows (@Windows) May 11, 2017 According to TechCrunch, the Windows…

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10:37
Apple to offer iTunes on the Windows Store

Microsoft announced today at its Build developer event that Apple will bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store, iTunes, is already available for Windows users, but adding it to the Windows Store will make it easier for Windows users to find the software. 

Also, Microsoft announced today that, with the new Xamarin Live Player, iOS developers can deploy, run, test and debug iOS apps directly from a Windows PC that runs Visual Studio. Xamarin already allowed you to develop your iOS applications in C# with the help of tools like Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio. However, now it's not necessary to have a Mac to build and test your apps.

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10:32
Snap's fledgling Spectacles sold just over 63,...




In a sign of how tough the market for Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses could be, Snap is estimated to have sold a little over 63,800 pairs of Spectacles in the March quarter.

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10:28
Hearing Aid Pro: Hearing assistance with an iPhone

One of the "badges of honor" that comes along with advancing years is hearing loss. Whether it's medically-caused, the result of too many years of listening to loud music, or just plain old age, almost everyone gets to the point that their hearing isn't as sharp as it used to be. Hearing Air Pro (US$9.99) is designed to act as a hearing aid that runs on your iPhone, and since I was recently diagnosed with significant hearing loss in my left ear, I thought I'd give it a try.

The app is quite simple to use; connect a pair of earbuds to your iPhone, open the app, tweak the amplification, noise reduction, and other factors, then enjoy amplified hearing. The developer, iMect, says that "Hearing Aid Pro implements sophisticated audiology algorithms to solve your complex hearing needs." 

Now, why would someone want to use a $10 app to help out...

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10:22
Apple is Bringing iTunes To the Windows Store

Tom Warren, writing for The Verge: Apple is planning to bring its iTunes desktop app to the Windows Store. In a surprise announcement at the Build developer event today, Microsoft revealed it has been working with Apple to get iTunes listed in the Windows Store. It might not sound like an important addition, but iTunes is one of the most searched for apps that's currently missing in the Windows Store. USA Today veteran columnist, summing up the announcement, "Microsoft announces that iTunes (incl Apple Music and full support for iPhone) is coming to the Windows Store. Big get for Microsoft." Microsoft's communication head, summing up the situation, "Didn't see that one coming, did you!"


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10:19
Apple’s iTunes is coming to the Windows Store

It will be interesting to see how well (or how poorly) iTunes will be received on the Windows Store.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:07
Apple to release iTunes on Windows Store, ensuring...




With Microsoft's forthcoming education-focused Windows 10 S operating system only allowing applications from the Windows Store, Apple will release its popular iTunes application on the official digital storefront, ensuring students will still have access to the media and management tool.

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10:01
Apple's iTunes is coming to the Windows Store

The Windows Store platform’s heating up now that Windows 10 S is here and restricted to Microsoft’s walled garden. At the Windows 10 S launch event last week, it was revealed that Spotify is on its way, and during Thursday’s Build 2017 keynote, Windows chief Terry Myerson announced that iTunes—yes, Apple’s crown jewel—is coming to the Windows Store.

Details beyond that are scarce; Myerson simply said that iTunes will include Apple Music and “full support for iPhone,” whatever that means for a Windows Store app. 

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10:00
iTunes and Apple Music coming to the Windows Store...

Last week Microsoft revealed a new version of its operating system called Windows 10 S that only runs software from the Windows Store — which means apps like Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Chrome won’t work. Today at Microsoft’s Build conference for developers, however, the company announced that Apple is working on bringing iTunes to the Windows Store after all.

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09:59
Spotify and—no joke—iTunes are coming to the Windows...

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Microsoft's education-centric Windows 10 S has caused some controversy for its inability to run apps from outside the Windows Store, but as we've argued it does have the potential to attract developers to the Windows Store and create a healthier app ecosystem for all Windows users. Today at its Build conference, Microsoft mentioned two major additions coming to the Windows Store and Windows 10 S: Spotify (already...

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09:54
The IoT's Scramble to Combat Botnets


With shadowy botnet armies lurking around the globe and vigilante gray-hat actors inoculating susceptible devices, the appetite for IoT security is stronger than ever. "If you throw IoT on a con talk, you've got a pretty good chance to get in," remarked information security professional Jason Kent, as he began his presentation at Chicago's Thotcon conference last week. While the vulnerabilities he described may not have been the ones researchers find the most thrilling, they served to illustrate just how much work remains to be done.

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09:35
Microsoft’s Xamarin Live Player for iPhone &...

Microsoft has released a new tool called Xamarin Live Player that lets PC users test and debug iOS apps without using a Mac. Submitting apps to the App Store still requires Xcode which only runs on a Mac, but developers working on Windows can now deploy apps to iOS for testing during development.

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09:32
News: LG Innotek tagged to supply facial recognition...

LG Innotek has inked a deal with Apple to supply facial recognition camera modules for a next-generation iPhone model, according to a new report by The Korea Herald. A report in Korea Economic Daily noted that LG has built a new 269.7-billion won ($238.5 million) facility that will be dedicated to fulfilling Apple’s orders, with the initial order estimate to be about 200 billion won ($177 million). LG already supplies Apple with the rear-facing…

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09:29
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09:28
Osmo announces its latest iPad mixed reality game...

Integrating real-world objects into a fun iPad game is Osmo’s brand; we reviewed the company’s drawing game, Osmo Monster, last year. Today, Osmo has announced the latest addition to its collection, Coding Jam. The game has kids placing physical tiles in front of the iPad display to create musical sequences and melodies.

The game introduces children to abstract coding concepts like loops and subroutines, through the motions of creating complicated snippets of music. For example, users can place a looping tile onto the table with a ‘2’ to have the enclosed sequence of sounds repeat two times.

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09:23
Deals: $300 off 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pros w/...




Shoppers looking for the lowest price on a 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro can save $235 this week with coupon. Or enjoy $300 off 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and AppleCare with prices starting at $1,748. Apple's ceramic Watch Edition is also $1,179 this week with no tax in 48 states.

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09:02
External Link: MacPaw Bought the Tekserve Apple...

When legendary New York City Apple reseller Tekserve closed its doors in August 2016, many wondered where its collection of Apple relics would end up. The good news is that our friends at MacPaw quietly purchased the entire collection to display at their Ukrainian office. The next time you’re in Kyiv, be sure to swing by for a tour, which includes a 128K Mac signed by Steve Wozniak, a NeXTcube, and other pieces of Apple history.

 

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08:52
Today's rumor updates on the 'iPhone 8...

If there's one thing about the expected 10th anniversary iPhone that bloggers enjoy, it's that it is generating a lot of good fodder for posts. Today's rumors are extra-tasty, with a side helping of believability.

The first has to do with the expected processor for the iPhone 8 -- the 10nm A11 chips that will be manufactured by TSMC of Taiwan. Allegedly, TSMC has begun production of the new chips after solving issues with "stacking components in the backend integrated fan-out packaging process," according to DigiTimes

The next good news has to do with LG Innotek, which is reported to be supplying front-facing 3D facial recognition cameras for the next-generation iPhone (see concept image above by Benjamin Geskin). The devices are being made in a new $239 million South Korean facility that's dedicated solely to creating components for Apple products. The initial order for the cameras is...

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08:46
Microsoft's Story Remix turns photos and video...

With the Fall Creators Update coming in September, Microsoft will roll out a new app that can transform you photos and videos into something more cinematic. Called Story Remix, it's a Universal Windows App that uses Microsoft's Graph, basically a bot...

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