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Tuesday November 29

16:30
Mirai botnet targets Deutsche Telekom routers in...

The German Office for Information Security confirmed on Tuesday that not only had nearly a million routers on the Deutsche Telekom (DT) network been recently attacked but that the assault was part of a larger campaign stretching across the world.

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15:33
Philips Hue app adds iPad support, 3D Touch widgets...




Philips on Tuesday pushed out an update for its Hue connected lightbulb and accessories controller app, adding iPad support and new home screen widgets for iPhone users running iOS 10.

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15:21
iPhone 8 Dreaming in Full Swing


Apple's latest iPhone was barely out of the gate when rumors began percolating about the company's next new phone. Although the iPhone 7 garnered mostly tepid reviews, initial inventories sold out quickly, and the company had to scramble to meet demand. That demand may have peaked, though, which may be why chasers of the next big thing are looking down the road. "Next year being the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, Apple will come out with something special," said tech analyst Wayne Lam.

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15:01
Apple lures Wired’s creative director into its fold

Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine’s creative director, has announced his departure. A Wired rep says Sorrentino will be joining Apple’s design team, but wouldn’t offer more detail, reports recode.

Sorrentino’s official title at Wired since 2013 was Head of Creative. His bio at the magazine says his job put him in charge of “the brand’s four creative departments — design, photo, video, and production, and is responsible for cross-channel brand presence, including print, web, digital editions, mobile, social media, retail, and live events.”

Before Wired, Sorrentino was the design director at Condé Nast’s Editorial Development Group, a development-focused editorial skunkworks tasked with leading the company’s digital publishing strategy. In less than two years, Sorrentino and team partnered with the leaders of Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair...

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14:59
Apple hires Wired magazine creative director to...




Apple is adding a new member to its design team, as Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine's Head of Creative, on Tuesday announced he will depart the publication to take on an undisclosed role at the Cupertino tech giant.

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14:18
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 29, 2016

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

Ergonis Software’s Typinator 7, a new version of their text expander for the Mac,, boasts a long list of compelling new features and slick enhancements. It offers interactive forms with multi-line text fields, alternatives, and options, assistants for creating complex snippets, publishing and subscribing of sets, and more.

Typinator 7 requires macOS 10.6 or later. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.0 is free for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6.x on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume...

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14:17
The Apple Daily Report for Nov. 29, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Apple has internally announced it will issue a refund to customers who previously paid for an iMac display hinge replacement or repair, according to a recently updated service document obtained by MacRumors. These repairs could often cost upwards of $100, according to reports from affected users. 

A recent Freedom of Information Act filing has revealed that Apple's ambitions still extend into cardiac monitoring technologies, with meetings scheduled between the Apple Watch maker and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over...

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14:13
Apple taps Wired Magazine’s creative director to...

According to a new report from Recode, Apple has recently hired one of the top editors from Wired to join its design team. Billy Sorrentino is Wired’s creative director and while the publication confirmed that he will be joining Apple’s design team, it couldn’t offer more details or specifics at this point.

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14:12
Apple releases Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1 with bug fixes

Apple has issued a minor update for Final Cut Pro X 10.3 to squash several bugs. The 197MB update, which comes shortly after the major 10.3 release, fixes issues related to updating libraries, and more. more…

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13:56
New developer solution aims to help companies bring...

HomeKit-connected accessories have gradually become more affordable and plentiful since the technology was first introduced, but there’s still room for improvement. Looking to remedy some of the problems with Apple’s connected home platform, Silicon Labs is today announcing a new initiative that it hopes will make it both cheaper and easier for developers to create HomeKit accessories.

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13:35
Facebook launches Instant Games on Messenger for iOS...




Facebook on Tuesday launched Instant Games, a series of titles that can be played in the Messenger iOS and Android apps, or through the company's website.

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13:27
Tip of the Day: Tracking Your Sleep in iOS 10

Although the iPhone’s Clock app doesn’t often see many changes, Apple snuck an interesting new feature into iOS 10 that allows your iPhone to perform basic sleep tracking without any additional accessories. In the app, you’ll find a new Bedtime section that lets you set up bedtime reminders and wakeup alarms that work separately from the normal clock alarms....

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13:20
Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor

IK Multimedia's new iLoud Micro Monitor is the company's second foray into the speaker market, building on its impressive 2013 iLoud in the form of a pair of monitors which can be used with a variety of sources, ranging from Bluetooth to traditional wired inputs, with a design that remains focused for use in a small home or project studio environment. Much like IK Multimedia's original iLoud, the new iLoud Micro Monitor is engineered to provide unblemished, sonically accurate reference sound with no coloration — the kind of transparency that serious musicians and audio engineers are looking for.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:49
Hands-on: Monowear stainless steel, leather, nylon,...

If you took advantage of one of the many recent Apple Watch deals over at 9to5Toys, then you may find yourself in the market for a new band or two. There are many third-party band options available for the Apple Watch, but I’ve always enjoyed some of the offerings from Monowear.

If you’re looking for a stylish third-party Apple Watch band option, then check out our hands-on video featuring Monowear’s metal, leather, nylon active, and ceramic bands. more…

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12:40
Apple to refund iMac hinge repairs as Belgium &...




Apple will issue refunds to some iMac owners who had to pay for recent hinge repairs, a report said on Tuesday. In Belgium and Norway, meanwhile, the company has added carrier billing as option for iTunes and App Store purchases.

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12:31
Using the Universal Audio API 2500 Bus Compressor

I love a great compressor in my mixes. Universal Audio has the best audio plug-ins on the market and the new API 2500 Bus Compressor is no exception. There is a video on the page, as well as audio examples.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:03
Supply chain data suggests Apple slightly cutting...




A new supply chain report suggest that Apple may be reigning in build orders for iPhone 7 family of devices, potentially putting some year-over-year growth projections in danger.

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12:00
Facebook Denies Ransomware Infiltration


Facebook has denied that its network and Messenger app were being used to spread ransomware to its users, contradicting the claims of Check Point researchers Roman Ziakin and Dikla Barda.
The two researchers last week reported they had discovered a new method for delivering malicious code to machines, which they dubbed "ImageGate." Threat actors had found a way to embed malicious code into an image, they said. Due to a flaw in the social media infrastructure, infected images are downloaded to a user's machine, Ziakin and Barda explained.

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11:54
Uber defends its business model in Europe

The ride-hailing app, which expanded into Europe five years ago, has come under attack from established taxi companies and some EU countries because it is not bound by strict local licensing and safety rules which apply to some of its competitors.

Uber’s dispute with Barcelona’s main taxi operator, which in 2014 accused it of running an illegal taxi service via its UberPOP service, is seen as a landmark case which could lead the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) to label it a transport company rather than a digital service.

That is the crux of the argument—is Uber a transport or digital company? Arguments can be made for both sides. I haven’t used a taxi since Uber and Lyft started offering their service. All the legal arguments aside, the app-based services are much better, friendlier, and professional than any taxi service I’ve ever used.

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11:48
Cyber Monday sales biggest online shopping day in U....

Shoppers spent $3.45 billion on Cyber Monday on Samsung 4K TVs, PlayStation 4s and Barbie dolls among other products, marking the largest online sales day in U.S. history.

Top-selling electronics by units on the day include Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox gaming consoles as well as Samsung 4K TVs, Apple iPhones and Amazon’s Fire tablets.

Wow, that is a lot of money. I find it interesting that many of the electronic items are in the high-end category, but yet Amazon’s Fire tablet made the list. It makes me wonder how consumers view the tablet category.

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11:42
Leftovers: Here are the best Apple deals still going...




Cyber Monday has come and gone, and with it, some great flash deals and many stock-outs. But dozens of killer offers still remain, such as exclusive savings on 2016 MacBook Pros, 12" MacBooks, and even $450 off a Thunderbolt display.

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11:30
How to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming...

Netflix on a flight? No way, you say? The idea has seemed out of reach for years, because Netflix doesn’t let its U.S. subscribers download video for offline viewing.

However, rumors suggest customers in countries with unreliable broadband may soon get the feature. Meanwhile, in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo is working to upgrade the speed of its service on airplanes to support streaming video. Other competitors, including Viasat, offer fast, video-friendly service via satellite. And Amazon Prime members can download some Prime video to their mobile devices...

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11:20
Boot Camp Might Damage Speakers on 2016 MacBook Pro

An anonymous reader writes:One of the things an Apple Mac can do that Windows 10 machines can't do -- at least easily and completely legally -- is run both Windows and MacOS. Interestingly, it's Apple's Boot Camp utility that makes this feat possible, which essentially enables Macs of all flavors to boot directly to Windows 10 and use the Mac as if it were a Windows machine. Usually, this is a fairly straightforward process that works well, with the resulting Boot Camp configuration doing fairly well at mimicking a Windows 10 machine with a few hardware limitations. As of the 2016 MacBook Pro machines, however, it appears that Boot Camp might be causing some serious and uncharacteristic audio issues. It appears that the new speakers running on the refreshed MacBook Pro line aren't working so well with the obsolete drivers provided in the current version of MacOS Sierra Boot Camp. Users are reporting the issue on all models of the 2016 MacBook Pro, and they are not experiencing the...

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11:15
Jumpstart your automated home with these discounted...




Researchers claim that only about 6 percent of U.S. homes currently have some form of home automation facilitated by iOS devices, which isn't surprising given the higher costs of these emerging technologies. Here's a look at how you can take advantage of the holiday sales to get in on the trend while on a budget.

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10:50
iPhone 8 rumors: Wireless charging in 3 all-glass...

People are still lining up to snag a brand new iPhone 7, but that won’t stop anyone from speculating about next year’s iPhone. Why so early? Well, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make its anniversary edition extra special.

We’ll keep track of the latest rumors and how plausible they are, and we’ll put them in one spot (this one!) so you can bookmark this link and just pop on over when you want to read the latest.

If you passed on the iPhone 7 to wait for the iPhone 8—or whatever name Apple decides to use—it sounds like next year’s phone could be the design refresh you were waiting for. Just don’t expect the headphone jack to return.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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10:33
Apple announces winter iTunes Connect downtime...




Apple has reminded developers that the annual iTunes Connect winter closure is approaching, with the 2016 holiday scheduled for Dec. 23 through Dec. 27.

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10:31
Apple confirms annual App Store review downtime for...

Apple confirmed today that iTunes Connect will be unavailable for a five-day period lasting from December 23 to 27. The pre-announced shut down is part of Apple’s annual time off period for app reviewers at the company.

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10:04
How to upgrade your holiday lights with HomeKit for...

Apple’s HomeKit feature makes automating and remotely controlling your holiday lights super simple, and iOS 10’s new Home app makes setting it all up this year easier than ever before. With one or two affordable accessories and an iPhone or iPad, you can put HomeKit and Siri to work and forget about fiddly timers or unplugging and plugging lights back in for a month.

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10:00
Kwikset debuts Kevo Convert smartlock, Canary brings...




Kwikset this week announced a new smartlock, the Kevo Convert, while security camera maker Canary brought its software to the iPad and the Apple TV.

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10:00
It's Not Just You, iCloud Calendar Spam is On...

New submitter petersike writes: If you're using iCloud to sync your calendar across your devices, chances are you just received a bunch of spammy invites over the last few days. Many users are reporting fake events about Black Friday 'deals' coming from Chinese users. If you're looking for cheap Ray-Ban or Louis Vuitton knockoffs, you might find these invites useful. Otherwise, you might be wondering: why is this a thing? If you use your calendar for work, you already rely on calendar invites to invite other people to meetings and events. All major calendar backends support this feature -- Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange and Apple's iCloud. And it's quite a convenient feature as you only need to enter an email address to send these invitations. You don't need to be in the same company or even in your recipient's address book. But it's also yet another inbox -- and like every inbox out there, it can get abused.

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09:46
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $50 off SONOS speakers,...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Amazon and other retailers extend up to $50 discounts on Sonos speakers, including PLAY:3, 5, PLAYBAR and SUB

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09:17
Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air & Mac mini models...

Remember, “obsolete” doesn’t mean “will stop working”.

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09:00
Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the...

Facebook’s new Instant Games platform is as much about reorienting its social empire back toward gaming as much as it is cutting out the mobile apps that have threatened its hegemony on phones and tablets.

The new Instant Games platform, launched Tuesday, is an HTML5-based gaming platform that eliminates the need to download the recent Facebook Gameroom app. Seventeen games—including arcade classics as Space Invaders and Pac-Man as well as more modern games like EverWing and Words with Friends: Frenzy — can now be launched directly from your News Feed, rather than forcing users to dig them out from the left-hand sidebar. More importantly, in-app games can now be launched within both the Facebook mobile apps as well as Messenger—again, without the...

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08:50
Amazon working on touchscreen Echo speaker with...




Raising the bar even before Apple's rumored entry into the "smartspeaker" market, Amazon is at work on a new "Echo-like" model which will have a 7-inch touchscreen and high-end audio, a report said on Tuesday.

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08:15
Second Samsung appeal bid on $119.6 million iPhone...




The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling.

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08:05
News: Report shows Apple interested in heart...

Emails obtained by MobiHealthNews show Apple has been meeting with the FDA since July about two cardiac monitoring products. In the messages, Apple lawyer Robin Goldstein discussed “an introductory meeting where we will want to talk about two possible (and related) products in the cardiac space, as well as the associated regulatory and quality systems and requirements.” The emails don’t contain any information about the products,…

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07:59
As Apple shows interest in AR/VR, PlayStation VR...




The latest --?and more affordable -- high-profile entrant into the emerging virtual reality space, PlayStation VR, is off to a successful start, suggesting consumers are more interested in advanced VR technology if it's available in a simple and economical product.

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07:58
Canary home security cam bringing your footage to...

The Canary home security cam is a simple and affordable way to monitor activity at home from your iPhone while you’re away, and now you’ll be able to check in from even more places. Canary is updating its software to work with the Apple TV as well as the iPad for the first time.

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07:32
News: Apple wins initial victory against Australian...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a preliminary ruling against a group of Australian banks who wanted Apple to open up the iPhone’s NFC controller for use with their mobile payment systems. The banks had asked for the right to collectively bargain with Apple to negotiate for access to the iOS platform and for the ability to pass Apple Pay fees on to the service’s users, but in the draft determination, Chairman…

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07:30
∞ The Coca Cola ribbon bottle

[VIDEO] I’m a sucker for great design and clever marketing. Back in December of 2013, Coca Cola experimented with a so-called gift bottle. Every winter since, Coke brings back the gift bottles and slowly expands the market in which they are found.

Have you encountered any of these bottles in your neck of the woods? Keep an eye out.

In the meantime, enjoy the original ribbon bottle video, in the main Loop post.

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07:25
Jean-Louis Gassée: The Macintosh endgame

Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note:

There’s more to the Mac’s future than its current good numbers. After enjoying a good time in the sun, the Mac is on the same downward slope as the rest of the PC market.

What do you do when your business is part of a declining world? Do you decrease prices to gain market share? Bad idea, this is the PC clone makers’ race to the bottom, a game in which everyone loses as products become commoditized, undifferentiated, and, ultimately, worthless.

Jean-Louis explores the possibility of a last Mac, as the market abandons the PC and settles for good on touch screen phones and tablets. I’m a hardcore Mac user, and i don’t see such a product (even enhanced by 3rd party add-ons) that would provide an experience superior to my Mac.

That said, I would not bet against such a product eventually arriving. If I had an iOS device that had the right keyboard and pointing device (so I could keep my hands on the keyboard, with a touchpad in...

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07:13
The new MacBook Pro is kind of great for hackers

Adam Geitgey:

I’m not here to change your mind about the MacBook Pro. Yes, it’s probably too expensive and more RAM is better than less RAM. But everyone posting complaints without actually using a MBP for a few weeks is missing out on all the clever things you can do because it is built on USB-C. Over the past week or two with a new MacBook Pro (15in, 2.9ghz, TouchBar), I’ve been constantly surprised with how USB-C makes new things possible. It’s a kind of a hacker’s dream.

Great article. Part of it focuses on the fact that the author’s phone is a Google Pixel and has a USB-C port, so he can use a single charger to charge his phone and his Mac. But there’s more to the piece than that.

For example:

If you get any of the new USB-C compatible monitors (pretty much every vendor has at least one now), you only need to plug one single cable into your MBP.

You can then plug all your other devices into your monitor and everything flows over one USB-C to...

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07:00
Recent Apple emails with FDA reveal interest with...




A recent Freedom of Information Act filing has revealed that Apple's ambitions still extend into cardiac monitoring technologies, with meetings scheduled between the Apple Watch maker and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the summer of 2016 regarding a pair of devices.

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07:00
The Trail's destination doesn't justify...

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). 

“Walking simulator” is a term used to deride games like Gone Home, Dear Esther, and Firewatch—all critically acclaimed, first-person experiences that get slammed by some gaming aficionados for focusing on storytelling over complex interactions....

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06:58
Best Mac and iPhone repair tools

This is a pretty solid article. Some excellent holiday gift ideas for the techie on your list.

Personally, I swear by this iFixit Tool kit. I’ve owned it for years, done tons of Mac/iPhone and non-Apple repairs with it and it’s never let me down.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:57
Apple’s Siri gets first official movie tie-in w/...

Apple from time to time updates Siri with new responses to make sure the voice assistant is up to date on pop culture and answering your questions as intelligently as possible. But this is the first we’ve heard of a partnership with a film studio in order to promote a movie release, in this case Universal Pictures’ ‘The Secret Life of Pets’.

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06:50
Two Touch Bar apps that let you switch between and...

Tim Hardwick, Mac Rumors:

One limitation of the Touch Bar discovered by TouchSwitcher’s developer is that only one non-system control can be displayed in the right-hand strip, meaning other Apple apps compete for the same space.

Both apps are pushing the boundaries a bit, but I applaud the Touch Bar experimentation.

Looking forward to Touch Bar becoming the standard across the entire Mac product line. How about an external Touch Bar keyboard?

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06:48
Israel's biggest mobile phone operator brings...

Cellcom, Israel's biggest mobile phone operator, is bringing its Cellcom TV Internet TV service to the fourth generation Apple TV, notes Reuters. The company also launched a Cellcom TV app.

Cellcom says it will be the first in Israel to offer its multi-channel television, including broadcast channels and video on demand content, on Apple TV's streaming service at no extra charge. The company is a newcomer to the Israeli television market. Seeking new streams of revenue, it launched a low price,

Cellcom has now surpassed 100,000 subscribers. It added 12,000 subscribers in the last quarter.

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06:43
KGI predicting 2017 record sales year for iPhone

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5mac:

Apple is ramping for its biggest iPhone sales success ever next year, according to KGI. Its estimates suggest that the new iPhones in 2017, expected to comprise three new models, will empower Apple growth with ‘unprecedented’ demand. KGI expects the new phones may sell between 120-150 million units in the second half of next year, eclipsing the previous sales record set by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The new form-factor premium OLED iPhone will likely encourage high-end customers to upgrade their device and the low-end new 4.7-inch iPhone model (with wireless charging and a glass chassis) will be attractive to the lower-end of the smartphone market.

Doomed.

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06:29
Israel's Cellcom brings internet TV service to...




Major Israeli carrier Cellcom is bringing its internet TV service, Cellcom TV, to the fourth-generation Apple TV, in what could potentially be an important sales driver for the set-top.

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06:27
iBooks StoryTime Brings Read-Aloud Books to Apple TV

Want your kids to turn off the TV and open a book? Apple’s release of iBooks StoryTime for Apple TV just gave your kids a counter-argument.

 

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06:25
Apple files for a patent to improve video streaming

Apple is investigating methods to improve video streaming on its macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices as evidenced by a patent filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Patent number 9,508,390 is for “trick play in digital video streaming.” A system and methods for improved playback of a video stream are presented. Video snippets are identified that include a number of consecutive frames for playback. Snippets may be evenly temporally spaced in the video stream or may be content adaptive. 

Then the first frame of a snippet may be selected as the first frame of a scene or other appropriate stopping point. Scene detection, object detection, motion detection, video metadata, or other information generated during encoding or decoding of the video stream may aid in appropriate snippet selection.

In then patent filing, Apple notes that one of the problems with navigating through video content is that it can be difficult to press play at precisely...

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06:23
How to Stop iCloud Calendar Spam

A “helpful” feature of iCloud lets spammers insert ads into your calendar as event invitations. Andy Affleck explains how spammers are exploiting iCloud and what you can do to stop it.

 

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06:12
Analyst: the 2017 will have a glass casing and...

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the 2017 iPhone will sport a glass casing with wireless charging. Previously, he has said this was “likely.” Now he’s apparently convinced it’s going to happen.

“Our rationale is as follows: (1) the OLED model may trigger replacement demand among high-end users given its completely all-new-design form factor and notably superior specs in comparison to the TFT-LCD models; and (2) the new 4.7” iPhone, featuring glass casing and wireless charging, looks well positioned to tap replacement demand at the entry level.”

Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. While it’s likely the next iPhone will be dubbed the “iPhone 8” (as the current model is the iPhone 7), some folks speculate that Apple could call it the “iPhone 10” in honor of the 10th anniversary.

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

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

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05:52
MacBook Pro Diary: Temporary dongle hell as I...

My shiny new maxed-out 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar finally arrived yesterday, and it was time to migrate everything from my old Mac.

I wrote in the first piece that I was wasn’t overly concerned about the port situation, though did recognize that it wouldn’t be an entirely painless transition.

I’m pretty relaxed about the all-USB-C ports. Leaving older standards behind always involves a certain amount of pain, but I’m a pragmatist and a gadget guy. When a better standard comes along, it makes sense to use it, and as Apple isn’t the only company going all-in on USB-C, there’s no shortage of accessories for the new standard.

You could argue that a mix of ports would be useful, but that would be true for maybe the first year of ownership. After that, we’d be moaning...

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05:42
Cascable Transfer for the Mac lets you import photos...

Cascable AB has introduced Cascable Transfer for macOS. It’s a tool for wirelessly importing photos from your WiFi-enabled Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Sony camera directly into your Photos library, Lightroom catalog, or anywhere else on your Mac.

For advanced users, Cascable Transfer provides controls for customizing how photos are sorted on disk as they're copied, and how RAW JPEG photos are handled.

Cascable Transfer is available to get started with for free from the Cascable website, and will cost $14.99 once it comes out of beta later this year. If you purchase during the public beta period, an “early bird discount” of 50% will be applied. Please visit Cascable online for more information on Cascable Transfer, including screenshots, photographs and detailed user guides.

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05:38
KGI: iPhone 8 to eclipse sales record set by iPhone...

Apple is ramping for its biggest iPhone sales success ever next year, according to KGI. Its estimates suggest that the new iPhones in 2017, expected to comprise three new models, will empower Apple growth with ‘unprecedented’ demand. KGI expects the new phones may sell between 120-150 million units in the second half of next year, eclipsing the previous sales record set by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The new form-factor premium OLED iPhone will likely encourage high-end customers to upgrade their device and the low-end new 4.7-inch iPhone model (with wireless charging and a glass chassis) will be attractive to the lower-end of the smartphone market.

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05:38
All-new OLED 'iPhone 8,' glass-backed 4.7...




iPhone sales in the second half of 2017 could reach a massive 150 million units, as Apple suppliers are gearing up for a massive upgrade cycle set to outperform the iPhone 6 series, based on pent-up demand for new designs and new technology, like wireless charging.

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05:35
Federal Circuit denies Samsung’s bid for a rehearing...

The Federal Circuit issued a “quick shutdown” Monday of Samsung’s bid for a rehearing of the full court’s October decision reinstating a jury’s $120 million patent infringement verdict in favor of Apple, shrugging off Samsung’s contention the ruling had been “extraordinary,” reports the Law360 website.

A California jury found in 2014 that Samsung's smartphones infringed three Apple patents on the slide-to-unlock function, autocorrect features and "quick links" technology. The full court issued a one-sentence order just three weeks after Samsung asked it to reconsider the ruling.

In February, a U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., said Samsung didn’t infringe Apple's "quick links" patent, and that two other patents covering the iPhone's slide-to-unlock and auto-correct features were invalid. 

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05:34
Campus 2 drone footage coming in thick-and-fast as...

It’s only a few days since the last drone flyover of the Apple Campus 2, but with the main building nearing completion and others coming along at a rapid pace, we can probably expect to see a whole flurry of these in the coming weeks.

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05:15
Apple adds additional MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and...

A number of additional MacBook Pro notebooks, MacBook Air notebooks and Mac mini desktops will be added to Apple’s list of vintage and obsolete products starting next month, which means the products will lose official Apple repair support through the company’s retail stores and authorized resellers.

Starting on December 31st, Apple will add the following units to its worldwide obsolescence list:

Macintosh Vintage in the U.S. and Turkey / Obsolete in AP/CN/EU (except Turkey)/JP/LA and Apple Retail Stores:
– MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

– MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)

Macintosh Obsolete in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/U.S. and Apple Retail Stores:
– Mac mini (Early 2009)

– MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)

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05:00
Some users report flickering issue with 2016 15-inch...

As nifty as the new 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro might be, there might be some video-related bugs to hunt down.

A number of posts have highlighted video-related issues, including flickering screens, have been reported. The issues have also included changes in the shade of colors alongside the considerable screen flicker.

One post offered the following description:

“I’ve had my new MacBook Pro for about a week now, already the screen has started flickering. Today the whole screen became all pixelated and glitchy to the point that I couldn’t see the mouse cursor moving. I reset the MacBook and now it’s still flickering.”

Take a gander at the video and see what you make of it:

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04:34
Israel’s largest carrier Cellcom brings multi-...

Israel’s largest mobile carrier, Cellcom, has announced that it is the first in the country to bring a multi-channel TV service to Apple TV at no extra charge.

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04:30
If you need more storage for your new MacBook Pro,...

If you buy one of the new MacBook Pros don’t pay Apple an arm and leg for extra storage (the company charges an extra $400 for a 1TB SSD and and extra $12,00 for a 2GB SSD). Instead pick up a G-Drive slim SSD USB-C from G-Technology.

Available in 1TB and 500GB capacities, the G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C delivers solid state drive performance of up to 540MB/s. It features the 10Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, taking full advantage of the SSD performance. 

The included Type-C to Type-C cable and Type-C to Type-A cable, allows this drive to operate with any Mac that sports Thunderbolt 3, USB-C or USB 3.0 ports. Out of the box, it’s pre-formatted in the HFS+ file system, which means it will work with Macs without any work on your part. Plus, it needs no external power source, so is a great companion for a MB Pro — or the 12-inch MacBook.

The G-Drive slim SSD USB-C delivers a sustained copy speed of 110MBps for writing and 126MBps for reading. That’s slower than more...

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04:05
Google brings gorgeous photo screensaver to Mac with...

Google has made its Featured Photos screensaver – previously limited to Pixel, Chromecast and Google Fiber devices – available on the Mac. The screensaver pulls in the highest-rated shots Google+ users have chosen to make public, so you get a constantly-updating flow of often breathtakingly gorgeous photos.

The screensaver works especially well on multiple monitor setups, as each monitor displays a different photo …

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04:00
Moshi’s USB-C accessories come in handy for MacBook...

Moshi makes a full suite of USB-C accessories that come in handy for owners of new MacBook Pros and the 12-inch iMac. Yep, I know you don’t want to buy dongles and adapters, but, with its latest laptops, Apple has given us little choice. 

My favorite of all the Moshi products is the $79.95USB-C Multiport adapter (pictured), a 3-in-1 hub that lets you connect additional USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 devices. It’s extremely flexible in performance.

For example, it supports 1080p and 4K video output to any HDMI-enabled monitor or TV. A standard USB port is included to charge/sync your iPhone or connect legacy devices such as an external USB hard drive or hub. The adapter also supports fast charging of your laptop thanks to pass-through...

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03:49
Apple iPhone is the most popular gift on 2016...

Apple’s brand continues to dominate mindshare for the festive season, according to a survey by Piper Jaffray. The company holds the top two spots for most wanted gift this holiday season with both iPhone and MacBook far ahead of any other product category.

The iPhone was the clear leader, with 7.2 percent of people surveyed wanting a new iPhone, up from 5.2 percent in 2015. MacBook took second place on the chart (embedded after the jump), at 2.1% popularity …

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23:00
Fotokite Phi tethered drone available starting today...

There are a LOT of people who would love to get into drone photography, but the thought of controlling a drone makes them nervous. The new Fotokite Phi has been released today, and it makes flying a camera drone as easy as flying a kite. 

The device uses a handheld controller with a built-in tether to carry a GoPro action camera, then flies within range of the pilot either in a stationary or orbiting mode. At $249 for a limited time before the holidays, the Fotokite Phi is easily launched and flying in minutes -- even indoors.

The tether gets rid of a plethora of traditional drone nightmares. Flyaway are a thing of the past; if the tether breaks, the Phi begins a controlled safe landing. If the battery runs low during flight, the Phi also automatically lands. Want to share the Phi with a friend? Just hand them the controller and they're up and running. And the Phi is built around the concept of a "follow-me" mode where the...

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20:53
Panic discontinuing Status Board stats app following...

Over three years ago, Panic introduced an app that quickly gained popularity, especially from pro users. Called Status Board, the iOS app displayed a host of information, all in a modular, easy to follow interface. Today, however, Panic announced that it is discontinuing development of Status Board.

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17:31
Apple Pay’s fate in Australia remains unclear as...

Apple Pay’s rollout in Australia has been hindered since the start as local banks have pleaded to have access to the NFC hardware in the iPhone so existing mobile payment services can be used alongside Apple Pay.

Now, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has rejected a proposal from a handful of big Australian banks that would have allowed them to negotiate with Apple, according to the Australian site ABC News

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17:01
Kwikset’s simplistic Kevo Convert smart lock is now...

Popular smart home accessory company Kwikset today made its latest keyless entry smart lock available for preorder. After being announced back at CES earlier this year, the Kevo Convert is now available for pre-order via Kwikset’s website for $149…

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16:45
Morgan Stanley: Pixel Phone Will Generate Google...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from 9to5Google: With initial Pixel pre-orders exceeding expectations and promising activation numbers from Verizon, Google is on track to sell three million phones with revenues of $2 billion in 2016. The Morgan Stanley estimate comes as the Pixel reportedly captured 10% of the premium smartphone market in India. Unsurprisingly, the 128GB Pixel XL has the largest gross profit margin at 25%, while the cheapest 32GB Pixel is at 22%. Morgan Stanley also estimates that, compared to the iPhone, the Pixel will be half as profitable. Morgan Stanley expects Google to sell 5-6 million Pixel and Pixel XL devices in 2017 to the tune of $3.8 billion in revenue. Google is also expected to make money from increased usage of services like Android Pay and mobile search. Google's big gains were possibly due in part to Samsung's Note 7 debacle, with the company's marketshare falling to 23%. Apple captured the number one position at 66%. Additionally, Google...

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16:29
ACCC denies Australian banks the authorization to...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has denied the country's biggest banks — Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, National Australia Bank, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank — authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay NFC technology. The banks sought authorization to bargain with Apple on two key issues:

  • Access to the Near-Field Communication (NFC) controller in iPhones. Such access would enable the banks to offer their own integrated digital wallets to iPhone customers in competition with Apple’s digital wallet without using Apple Pay
  • Removing restrictions Apple imposes on banks preventing them from passing on fees that Apple charges the banks  for the use of its digital wallet.

“This is currently a finely balanced decision. The ACCC is not currently satisfied that the likely benefits from the proposed conduct outweigh the likely...

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16:17
Australian banks' request to bargain or boycott...




In a draft determination issued on Tuesday local Australia time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission denied the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

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16:12
Clickbait spoilers

Some fun from The New Yorker.

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16:11
macOS 10.12.2 beta 4 includes new ‘Color Burst’ ...

The latest version of macOS Sierra update includes new Color Burst wallpapers that were previously seen in MacBook Pro with Touch Bar marketing material. Check out and download each of the new wallpapers below…

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15:28
SF Muni Hack a Wake-Up Call for Public Systems


The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority, or SF MTA, was hacked on Friday. "You Hacked, All Data Encrypted," was the message reportedly displayed on computer screens at the authority's stations throughout the city. "Contact for Key (cryptom27@yandex.com)ID:681 , Enter." Fare payment machines at underground stations were out of order, resulting in free rides on the subway and light rail system known locally as "SF Muni." Some SF MTA employees' email systems reportedly did not work.

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15:27
AT&T pushes Fullscreen, FreeVIEW service in...

AT&T's internet TV plans don't stop with DirecTV Now, as it also highlighted two Go90-ish services during an event today. The already-available Fullscreen (previously mentioned as DirecTV Mobile) offers a $6 per month subscription video service i...

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15:21
Fantastical 2 for macOS updated with support for new...

As time progresses, more macOS apps are slowly gaining support for the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar display. Next up on the list is the popular calendar app Fantastical 2, which today was updated with support for Touch Bar and a host of other changes, as well.

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15:18
AT&T launches DirectTV Now streaming service...




In a bid to draw subscribers to its new DirectTV Now over-the-top internet streaming service, announced on Monday, AT&T is giving away Apple TV and Fire TV Stick hardware with certain pre-paid monthly packages.

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14:47
LG UltraFine 5K Display now available to order from...

Update: The LG UltraFine 5K Display is now available to purchase. We’ll keep an eye on availability and update when the situation changes.

After announcing that it was discontinuing its first-party display over the summer, Apple revealed at its Mac-centric event last month that it had partnered with LG for a pair of standalone displays. Now, Apple has made the LG UltraFine 5K Display available for purchase via its website.

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14:40
AT&T Unveils DirecTV Now Streaming TV Service...

ATT has officially unveiled its DirecTV Now internet TV streaming service, which launches Wednesday, November 30th, in the U.S. on iPhone, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and PC/Mac, starting at $35 per month. The Verge reports: Like its over-the-top rivals, DirecTV Now will let customers stream live programming on smartphones, tablets, and PCs -- no cable box necessary -- and requires no long-term contracts or commitments. For a limited time, ATT will offer the "Go Big" channel tier with 100 channels for $35 per month. If you sign up in time, the offer will remain valid each month until you cancel. But that $35 rate is not the long-term pricing for 100+ channels. DirecTV Now offers step-up subscriptions that include other channels and content for a higher monthly cost. ATT has signed programming agreements with nearly all major networks with the exception of CBS and Showtime; negotiations with those companies remain ongoing. DirecTV Now allows customers to watch up to two...

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14:36
Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to...

When a giant (225 square mile) slice of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier broke off in 2015, scientists wondered exactly what caused it. Well, they now have an explanation... and it's not very reassuring. They've determined through satellite imagery t...

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14:34
[Sponsor] Introducing Prop ’n Go Tote — Any Device...

Just released: Prop ’n Go Tote is a convertible XL multi-angle lap desk and messenger bag. Made for every lap, it’s perfect for keeping gadgets at just the right angle. When it’s time to go, the hidable handle and shoulder strap transform Prop ’n Go Tote into a stylish, versatile messenger bag.

Also from the makers of Prop ’n Go, iBedside is an elegant bedside caddy for storing and charging iPad and iPhone. A magnetic shelf flips down with a flick, and 3 full-sized pockets store gadgets or gizmos. Clever cable management keeps everything tidy and recharged.

Prop ’n Go and iBedside ship for free with Amazon ✔︎Prime US,...

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14:32
LG UltraFine 5K Display now for sale through Apple,...




One month after it debuted onstage at Apple's MacBook Pro event, LG's UltraFine 5K Display went up for sale on Monday exclusively through Apple's online storefront for $974.

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14:26
Apple releases the fourth developer beta for iOS 10....

Apple developers get to have another field day post-Thanksgiving weekend.

On Monday, Apple released new developer betas for most of its software platforms. Developers registered with the Apple Developer Program got to install the fourth developer beta of iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1.1, and macOS Sierra 10.12.2. Registered developers can install these releases over-the-air now, and they will be made available as public betas to the people in the Apple Beta Software Program soon. You can enroll in the Apple Developer Program here.

In addition to addressing performance issues and issuing bug fixes, the cornerstone of these developer betas seem to be the integration of a bunch of new emoji in conjunction with the Unicode 9.0 update. These new emoji—which are being...

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14:09
∞ Lunch atop a skyscraper: the story behind the 1932...

It is probably the most famous picture of construction workers ever taken. It’s an amazing shot, not just for the photograph itself but for who these men were, what they were doing and their utter fearlessness. I can’t look at the photo without feeling a little queasy and yet they had lunch on a steel beam 800 feet in the air.

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14:00
Canada's first self-driving car tests hit...

Ontario ambitiously greenlit autonomous driving tests back in January, but nobody wanted to take the city up on its offer. This was likely due to its proximity to Michigan, where American car companies can test similar conditions without having to le...

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13:57
Apple to add some 2009 & 2011 Macs to vintage...




Starting Dec. 31 of this year, several 2009 and 2011 Mac models will reportedly join Apple's list of "vintage" and "obsolete" products, making them ineligible for most or typically any official repairs.

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13:53
Apple has a 66% share of the high end smartphone...

Apple had a 66% share of the high end smartphone market in India as of October, as shipments of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus outdid those of Samsung Galaxy S7 and other variants, according to new data from Counterpoint Research — as noted by the Economic Times. Samsung had a 23% share, notes the research group.

Meanwhile, Google captured a 10% share of the premium smartphone segment in India after what analysts said was a strong initial showing with its Pixel, which took advantage of the absence of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in the market.

Google shipped 33,000 units of Pixel to India as of October end, becoming the number three player for the month in the segment where the smartphone costs Rs 30,000 or more, notes Counterpoint Research. Apple has trumped Samsung to capture the top position in this segment.

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13:45
The Apple Daily Report for Nov. 28, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

As of Dec. 21, the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) and MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) will become “vintage and obsolete” in all markets where applicable, while the Mac mini (Early 2009) and MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009) will become obsolete worldwide on the same date. This means they’ll lose official Apple repair support through the company’s retail stores and authorized resellers.

YunOS, the mobile operating system developed by Alibaba Group, is on track to corner a 14% share of smartphone shipments in mainland China by the end of this year, pulling ahead of Apple's iOS to become the second-largest operating system for that device in the market,...

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13:36
AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming service...

Add another streaming television offering to the fray. AT&T officially unveiled DirecTV Now today, its attempt to take on Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue. It was first revealed way back in March, but now we've got the fully skinny: It'll star...

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13:30
DirecTV Now streaming TV service

I haven’t been able to find a list of channels the new service will offer, but it seems clear they are going after PlayStation Vue and Sling TV.

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13:09
AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming TV service...

AT&T has officially unveiled details about its upcoming streaming TV service called DirecTV Now. The company first announced the subscription video service back in March, promising “on-demand and live programming from many networks, plus premium add-on options” over the Internet similar to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. Details on pricing and availability have been limited until now.

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13:00
Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini Models...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple will add certain MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini models to its list of vintage and obsolete products starting next month, which means the products will lose official Apple repair support through the company's retail stores and authorized resellers. Kicking in on December 31, 2016, the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) and MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) will become vintage and obsolete in all markets where applicable, while the Mac mini (Early 2009) and MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009) will become obsolete worldwide on the same date.


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12:55
'No Man's Sky' files hint at upcoming...

When Hello Games said that its No Man's Sky Foundation Update was laying the groundwork for things to come, it definitely wasn't kidding. Reddit user eegandj has discovered multiple files that hint at the addition of a buggy to the open-ended space g...

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12:54
Gear: Nomad Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap for Apple...

Nomad’s Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap ($40) is a newer band option for Apple Watch, from one of the most interesting Apple Watch developers out there. The silicone strap is currently only available for the 42mm Apple Watch, though customers can choose from silver or black stainless steel hardware to best match their Watch color.

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12:38
Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66...




Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

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12:31
Amazon plans major crackdown on counterfeit sellers...




Not long after related Apple efforts, Amazon is about to embark on eliminating counterfeit vendors from its online store -- making it a major focus for 2017, a report said on Monday.

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