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Friday January 5

05:00
Master Microsoft Excel with the Ultimate Excel...

Microsoft Excel has been the power tool for data analysis since it first appeared for the Mac in 1985. Since then it's grown from a pretty garden-variety spreadsheet to a complex and feature-filled app for analyzing numbers, creating charts, and more. Many jobs require a good background in Excel, so if you want to get ahead in business it is an excellent idea to know the app inside and out. Our Ultimate Excel Bootcamp Bundle will get your skills to the level you need to be a pro, and you'll have lifetime access to the courses for $49.

Four classes are included:

Microsoft Excel: Take a 32-Hour Deep Dive Into All Things Excel...

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05:00
Apple files for patent for ‘social reminders’ on its...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 2018007538) for “social reminders” on iOS, watchOS and, perhaps, macOS devices. In the patent filing, Apple nots that electronic devices can display reminder alerts that remind users to take certain actions at certain times. 

For example, a meeting reminder reminds a user to attend a scheduled meeting. A conventional reminder is created by specifying a date and/or time with a reminder message. The reminder may then be displayed at the specified date and/or time. However, Apple says that conventional reminders aren’t as helpful when it’s impractical for the user to specify a date and/or time ahead of time. 

According to the patent filing, social reminders can be set to trigger based on social interactions of users. For example, a user may request to be reminded to discuss a certain discussion topic with a particular phonebook contact, when the user next encounters the contact.

In some embodiments, a method for managing social...

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04:38
Apple product delays have more than doubled under...

Delays between Apple announcing a product and shipping it to customers have more than doubled under Tim Cook’s watch, according to a WSJ analysis.

Of the 70-plus new and updated products launched during Mr. Cook’s tenure, five had a delay between announcement and shipping of three months or more, and nine had delays of between one and three months. Roughly the same number of products were launched during Mr. Jobs’ reign, but only one product was delayed by more than three months.

The averages bear out the paper’s claim, though also illustrate the rather small difference for a typical product launch …

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04:30
Coping with data loss and recovery

By Jeff Graber

It always seems that disaster will strike at the most inopportune time. Ask anyone who has lost an important paper before submission, and they will tell you a tale of loss and woe. The truth is, that no matter how good our technology gets, there’s always room for something to go wrong. This is because technology is inherently complicated, and data acquisition, storage, and retrieval isn’t perfect.

If you are coping with data loss, then don’t lose hope. There are options out there that you can take advantage of. Below is a brief guide that will help you through the steps you need to take to understand the problem, create a plan, and find a solution to retrieving your data.

 The Toll

 One reason why losing your data is so terrible is that it’s an emotionally draining realization. Many people lose cherished photographs, papers, and other wonderful reminders of their past.  In addition, stored music, movies,...

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04:06
Apple & others say ‘little to no performance hit...

Concerns about the performance hit of mitigating the security flaw in Intel, AMD and ARM processors appear to have been dramatically overblown.

The initial report in The Register suggested ‘a ballpark figure of 5-30% slow-down,’ but Intel now says that the performance impact ‘should not be significant,’ with Apple and others agreeing that this is the case …

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04:00
How to restore a disk image to a disk in macOS High...

You can use the Disk Utility in macOS High Sierra to restore a disk image to a disk. A disk image (.dmg file) is a file that looks and acts like a mountable device or volume. 

However, proceed with caution because your first have to erase the disk. If the disk image has multiple partitions, you must restore each partition individually.

To restore a disk image with a single volume to a disk:

  • In the sidebar, select the volume that you want to restore, then click the Restore button or choose Edit > Restore. This is the volume that is erased and becomes the exact copy.
  • Click the Restore pop-up menu, then choose the volume you want to copy. If you’re restoring from a disk image, click the Image button, then navigate to that disk image.
  • Click Restore.

To restore a disk image with multiple volumes to a disk, you must partition the destination disk, then restore each volume individually.

  • Open the disk image by double-...
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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 5, 2018

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Abylight Studios has introduced RC Club 1.0, a radio control simulator for iOS11. Thanks to the augmented reality technology powered by ARKit, the free app combines real-world physics. RC Club is a realistic simulation of a radio controlled car performing as it would on the real world: gravity, speed, acceleration, weight, friction, forces, lights and shadows.

Tekton Technologies has launched Swift Miles - Mileage Tracker 1.0. It’s a free business expense tracker that allows business users and employees to claim deductions...

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03:00
Intel states forthcoming software and firmware...

Where the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are now affecting billions of processors around the world, Intel has not stated that forthcoming firmware updates and software patches will render Intel-based computer systems “immune” to these issues.

The company has stated that updates have been issued for the majority of Intel processor products introduced within the past five years, and by the end of next week, more than 90 percent of processor products from the last five years will be patched.

For Mac users, Apple has already addressed some of the vulnerabilities in the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update, and will cover any further vulnerabilities in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. As always, make sure to install the latest operating system update and firmware patches and avoid suspicious programs, websites, and links.

Intel today also reiterated that the updates that are being released for Mac, PC, and Linux machines should not significantly impact day to day usage and...

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03:00
Intel states forthcoming software and firmware...

Where the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are now affecting billions of processors around the world, Intel has not stated that forthcoming firmware updates and software patches will render Intel-based computer systems “immune” to these issues.

The company has stated that updates have been issued for the majority of Intel processor products introduced within the past five years, and by the end of next week, more than 90 percent of processor products from the last five years will be patched.

For Mac users, Apple has already addressed some of the vulnerabilities in the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update, and will cover any further vulnerabilities in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. As always, make sure to install the latest operating system update and firmware patches and avoid suspicious programs, websites, and links.

Intel today also reiterated that the updates that are being released for Mac, PC, and Linux machines should not significantly impact day to day usage and...

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Thursday January 4

21:29
Report: Uber cofounder & former CEO Travis...

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Uber cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick is looking to sell almost a third of his shares in the ride-hailing company. Such a sell would net Kalanick roughly $1.4 billion…

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18:06
Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August

The former Interscope CEO joined Apple in 2014 after selling Beats, the the music service and electronics business that he and Dr. Dre co-founded, to the tech giant for $3 billion. It is believed his departure is timed to his Apple shares fully vesting, sources tell Billboard. Apple declined to comment.

Apple bought Beats, and Iovine, for his connections in the industry and that has helped Apple get a strong foothold with artists. I’m not really sure what Iovine’s departure would mean for Apple Music because his daily role has diminished over time.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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18:01
Spotify reaches 70 million subscribers

The company said in a tweet today that it had surpassed 70 million subscribers. The last numbers from Apple Music show they have 30 million subscribers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:52
Apple on ‘speculative execution vulnerabilities in...

Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre. These issues apply to all modern processors and affect nearly all computing devices and operating systems. All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time. Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store. Apple has already released mitigations in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help defend against Meltdown. Apple Watch is not affected by Meltdown. In the coming days we plan to release mitigations in Safari to help defend against Spectre. We continue to develop and test further mitigations for these issues and will release them in upcoming updates of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

Everything you need to know is on Apple’s web site.

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17:34
Watch: Why Apple slows down older iPhones and what...




Apple recently revealed that it throttles the performance of older iPhones with degraded batteries in order to prevent potential operational troubles like random shutdowns. Find out more about modern battery technology and how you can avoid unwanted performance hits in this video.

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17:25
iMac Pro Teardown Highlights Modular RAM, CPU and...

Popular repair site iFixit has acquired an iMac Pro and opened it up to see what's inside. They tore down the base iMac Pro with an 8-core processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Mac Rumors reports the findings: iFixit found that the RAM, CPU, and SSDs in the iMac Pro are modular and can potentially be replaced following purchase, but most of the key components "require a full disassembly to replace." Standard 27-inch iMacs have a small hatch in the back that allows easy access to the RAM for post-purchase upgrades, but that's missing in the iMac Pro. Apple has said that iMac Pro owners will need to get RAM replaced at an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. iFixit says that compared to the 5K 27-inch iMac, replacing the RAM in the iMac Pro is indeed "a major undertaking."

Apple is using standard 288-pin DDR4 ECC RAM sticks with standard chips, which iFixit was able to upgrade using its own $2,000 RAM upgrade kit. A CPU upgrade is "theoretically possible," but...

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16:39
All Mac & iOS CPUs affected by 'Meltdown...




Following the news that both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, Apple issued a statement on Thursday announcing that it has already implemented some fixes in the latest iOS and macOS releases, with more still to come. However, there are not currently any known exploits taking advantage of "Meltdown" and "Spectre."

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16:22
Apple: All Mac & iOS devices affected by Spectre...

Apple this evening has officially released a statement on the Meltdown and Spectre bugs affecting ARM and Intel processors. In a new support document, Apple says that ‘all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected’ by the vulnerability, but that there are no known exploits impacting customers right now…

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15:22
Apple World Today News Update: January 4, 2018

A deal on grocery delivery from Apple and Instacart, a big win for TSMC, and it's been an interesting week for Spotify:

  • Pay for your grocery delivery via Instacart with Apple Pay, and Apple will pick up the delivery charges through January 10th
  • TSMC will reportedly build all of the A12 processors for this year's iPhones, edging out Samsung on what could be a huge order
  • Spotify has announced that it has 70 million paid subscribers, is filing for an IPO to go public, and might have to pay out $1.6 billion in a lawsuit

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

Text Version

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15:02
Rumor: Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine is leaving Apple

Billboard reports that Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine will depart the tech giant in August, around the time his company shares have fully vested. He joined Apple in 2014.

Iovine is a record producer best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. In 2006, Iovine teamed with Dr. Dre to found Beats Electronics (formerly known as Beats by Dr. Dre), a company which produces audio products and operated a now defunct music streaming service. The company was purchased by Apple for $3 billion in May 2014. Since the start of his career, Iovine has been involved in the production of more than 250 albums. 

When asked what he planned to do after Apple Music, Iovine...

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14:59
Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine expected to leave...




Former Interscope chief executive and Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine, who came to Apple through its acquisition of headphone maker Beats, will reportedly leave the company later this year -- and will likely take a hefty payday with him when he does.

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14:53
Intel issues updates to protect systems from...

Intel says it’s developed and is rapidly issuing updates for all types of Intel-based computer systems — including personal computers and servers — that render those systems immune from both exploits (referred to as “Spectre” and “Meltdown”) reported by Google Project Zero. 

Intel says it’s already issued updates for the majority of processor products introduced within the past five years. By the end of next week, the company expects to have issued updates for more than 90% of processor products introduced within the past five years. In addition, many operating system vendors, public cloud service providers, device manufacturers and others have indicated that they have already updated their products and services.

Intel says it thinks that the performance impact of these updates is highly workload-dependent and, for...

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14:46
Apple’s App Store sees a record-breaking holiday...

Apple has announced that App Store customers around the world made apps and games a bigger part of their holiday season in 2017 than ever before, culminating in $300 million in purchases made on New Year’s Day 2018. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made purchases or downloaded apps from the App Store, spending over $890 million in that seven-day period.

“We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a press release. “We want to thank all of the creative app developers who have made these great apps and helped to change people’s lives. In 2017 alone, iOS developers earned $26.5 billion — more than a 30 percent increase over 2016.”

Pokémon GO went back to the top of the App Store charts on Dec. 21 with the introduction of new augmented reality features, built on Apple’s...

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14:45
Report: Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine to depart Apple...

Billboard reports today that Jimmy Iovine will depart Apple sometime in August. Iovine originally joined Apple when the company acquired Beats back in 2014 and has worked closely to oversee Apple Music and Beats 1…

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14:00
Apple's App Store rakes in over $890M during...




Starting on Christmas Eve, App Store shoppers spent over $890 million in a period of just seven days, Apple revealed on Thursday, adding that people spent another $300 million on New Year's Day alone.

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13:44
Happy Hour Podcast 154 | Ringing in the New Year,...

This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple news since the new year including talk about the iMac Pro accessories and wallpaper, Apple Watch Activity Sharing and Series 3 rebooting in ICUs, the need for a refreshed HomePod pitch before launch, how Alexa compares to Siri today, and Apple’s iPhone battery response.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, StitcherGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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13:36
Apple may be behind what fans of ‘The Office’...

Fans of The Office have been excited about what appeared to be the revival of a previously pitched spin-off series called The Farm, but the project may actually be something involving Apple and not a new original series.

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13:28
Spotify secretly files for IPO as it reaches 70M...




As Spotify grows its user base to over 70 million paid subscribers, the company has also filed in secret for public offering of shares of the company's stock, but will make the shares available to the public in a non-traditional manner.

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13:25
Apple: App Store customers spent record $300M on New...

Apple today announced a record-breaking holiday shopping season for the App Store. In a press release, the company said that customers spent over $890 million during the seven-day period beginning on Christmas Eve…

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13:22
Apple joins Alliance for Open Media, signaling...




Perhaps looking to get around licensing issues with H.265/HEVC, Apple has silently become a founding member of the Alliance for Open Media, a group working on a new video compression format known as AV1.

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13:16
App Store kicks off 2018 with record-breaking...

App Store customers around the world made apps and games a bigger part of their holiday season in 2017 than ever before, culminating in $300 million in purchases made on New Year’s Day 2018. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made purchases or downloaded apps from the App Store, spending over $890 million in that seven-day period.

What an incredible amount of money spent in seven days. Phil Schiller said that developers earned $26.5 billion in 2017, which is more than a 30 percent increase over 2016.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:14
Intel provides update on Spectre and Meltdown flaw...

Intel has shared an update today on its efforts to patch the major CPU vulnerabilities that came to light earlier this week.

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12:22
Apple joins consortium to help with more efficient...

Apple has joined the Alliance for Open Media, a technology consortium that is working on a new industry standard, high-efficiency video codec called AV1.

The group includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, Intel, and many others. Apple was quietly added to the website’s homepage today, and is even considered a founding member (via CNET). Here’s how the consortium describes its goal:

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12:12
Apple joins Alliance for Open Media as a founding...

Apple has joined the Alliance for Open Media as a founding member, reports CNET. The group’s initial project – AOMedia Video – pursues a new, royalty-free video codec specification and open source implementation based on the contributions of Alliance members and the broader developer community, along with binding specifications for media format, content encryption and adaptive streaming.

In addition to Apple, founding members are Amazon, ARM, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix and NVIDIA. The Alliance’s initial focus is to deliver a next-generation video format that’s:

  • Interoperable and open;
  • Optimized for the Internet;
  • Scalable to any modern device at any bandwidth;
  • Designed with a low computational footprint and optimized for hardware;
  • Capable of consistent, highest-quality, real-time...
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12:10
Spotify hits 70 million paid subscriber milestone as...

Busy week for Spotify news. Just yesterday it was reported that the music streaming company privately filed plans to go public, and now Spotify has announced that it has hit 70 million total subscribers. For comparison, Apple Music which launched years later but has Apple’s backing last disclosed 30 million customers.

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12:06
Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of...

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This is the tenth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the tenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

10. Remote Audio Amplification, Audio Description, and Captions for iOS

Apple recently confirmed it had acquired Shazam, an app that helps identify songs, movies, and TV shows and already powers Siri's "What song is this?" functionality. Shazam also has technology for augmented reality (AR) or the overlaying of images/text over real live video feeds to augment what the user is seeing through the device's camera. Shazam's AR functionality is expected to bolster Apple's efforts in the...

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12:02
Canalys: smart speaker market is the fastest-growing...

The global smart speaker market is poised to grow to 56.3 million shipments in 2018, as the technology prepares itself for accelerated adoption in the consumer market, according to Canalys. Amazon and Google are expected to remain in the lead with their Echo and Home products respectively, but will face increased competition as new vendors such as Apple enter the race, adds the research group.

Apple’s HomePod is expected to go on sale early this year and cost $349. The device is just under seven inches tall and looks like a piece of furniture. It will be available in both space gray and white, and also acts as a hub for HomeKit devices to provide remote access to home automation.

The U.S. will remain the single most important market for smart speakers in 2018, as shipments are expected to reach 38.4 million units, with China a distant second at 4.4 million units.

“2018 will be the defining year for smart...

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11:48
Analysts suggest CPU security flaw won’t create long...

After the CPU security issue that was revealed to affect Intel, AMD, and ARM processors this week, it might sound logical for the companies involved to take a financial hit. However, Barclays analysts think Intel shares won’t see any downturn.

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11:05
Swap-apocalypse: Upcoming iOS update will swarm...

Apple Stores always seem to be packed to the gills with customers waiting for tech support at the Genius Bar, and that’s doubly true now with Apple’s discounted battery replacement program for iPhones throttled by aging batteries. A promised update to iOS coming in the future will certainly increase the number of users who are aware of the need to replace batteries even more, so now is the best time to take advantage of the replacement discount.

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10:59
Report: Smart speakers like HomePod will be ‘fastest...

A new report from Canalys today shares its prediction that smart speakers are on track for record growth and will be the hottest consumer tech items of 2018. Canalys believes that consumers will buy 56.3 million smart speakers in 2018, just shy of doubling from 2017 sales.

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10:48
Apple planning new Toronto store at Yonge & Bloor




Apple appears to be working on a new street-level store in Toronto, Canada, based inside an 82-story condominium at the corner of Yonge and Bloor, not far from Queen's Park and the Royal Ontario Museum.

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10:22
Apple T2 chip in iMac Pro takes control of boot,...




Apple's new T2 chip in the iMac Pro is far more than a refinement of the family of sub-processors that launched in the 2016 MacBook Pro, with expanded responsibility encompassing FaceTime camera image quality, drive security, and total control over the boot process.

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09:58
Apple sues group that occupied Paris store to...




Apple has leveled a lawsuit against Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- which ran protests at a number of French Apple stores on Dec. 2, including a brief occupation of the company's flagship Opera store in Paris.

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09:37
As Apple acquires Shazam to deepen music knowledge,...




The shutdown of Microsoft's Groove Music service has eliminated music recognition capabilities in the software giant's Cortana personal assistant, giving Apple's Siri -- and its tight integration with Shazam -- a leg up on the competition.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Twelve South iPhone X cases $...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:10
Apple sues French protest group for endangering...

Another day, another lawsuit. But this it’s Apple that’s suing. French publication The Local reports that the tech giant has filed a lawsuit against the Attac activist group after about 100 of its supporters occupied the tech giant's flagship store (pictured) in Paris last month, protesting alleged "wide-scale tax evasion" by the firm.

An Apple spokesman says that while the company respects the group's right to expression, its recent actions have "put the security of our customers and employees at risk.” The Cupertino, California-based company is seeking 3,000 euros (approximately $3,600) from Attac, or the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens, and a court order barring the group from staging further protests in its stores, for which they would face a penalty of 150,000 euros.

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09:00
News: Mophie launches Powerstation AC external...

Mophie has announced the powerstation AC, its newest external power pack, incorporating a high-capacity 22,000 mAh battery with AC power and USB-PD outputs which provide fast charging for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPad Pro, along with the ability to power the USB-C based MacBooks. The AC output port provides 100W of power for charging and powering electronic devices that normally require a wall outlet, while the USB-C port provides…

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08:48
AWT TV Episode 33: January 2, 2018

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.

It's the first show of the new year! We hope that you and your families had a pleasant holiday season, and that you're looking forward to 2018 as much as we are. We both had "exciting" New Year's Eve adventures to report (like going to bed early), we talk about the winter weather, and then we get into the real meat of the discussion: what we'd like to see from Apple in 2018.

Steve would love to see a smaller, more "hobbyist" type of Mac mini -- maybe something the size of the Apple TV -- that could be used as a Plex server, macOS Server, or for an inexpensive hobbyist Mac something like a Raspberry Pi.

Steve mentions his macOS Server series on blog.macsales.com in case any viewers are...

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08:41
Samsung's Exynos 9810 mobile processor follows...




Samsung has launched its newest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 9810, but claimed new features to the processor line, including depth-sensing face detection and deep learning capabilities, suggest Samsung may be borrowing some concepts from in Apple's A11 Bionic, used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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08:36
∞ When was the last time you saw a Mac commercial?

David Gewirtz, writing for ZDNet, made this point about Apple, the Mac, and the emergence of Microsoft’s Surface line:

Think about the Apple of the past, the one fully-focused on the Mac. Would it have allowed Microsoft to gain such innovation ground with the Surface Studio and Surface Book products? Would it have gone years without even processor-bumping its models?

John Gruber, in this post, responded:

I’ve seen this argument made multiple times recently — that Microsoft’s innovative and deservedly well-regarded Surface lineup was only enabled by Apple taking its collective eye off the ball in the PC space. I don’t buy that at all.

There are two Macs that have languished in recent years: the Mac...

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08:34
Apple sues French activist group ‘Attac’ for €3,000...

While Apple has been hit with a number of lawsuits recently, the company has now filed one of its own against a French activist group over an episode that occurred in an Apple Store in France.

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08:29
External Link: Chase Freedom Offers 5% Cash Back for...

Those with a Chase Freedom credit card can earn 5% cash back — up to $1500 — during the first three months of 2018 when you use your card with Apple Pay (along with competing mobile wallets Chase Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay). You’ll have to activate the cash-back bonus on Chase’s Web site.

 

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08:20
Deals: $299 iPads; 13" Air for $879; 13"...




January deals keep rolling in with cash savings on ultraportable devices. Save $30 on Apple's 2017 9.7-inch iPad or $120 on the latest 13-inch Air. MacBook Pros are also up to $450 off this week, with free shipping and no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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08:15
Review: Fiio D03K Taishan Digital to Analog Converter

There's a company out there called "Problem Solvers;" unless you're into working on bicycles, you've probably never heard of them. They sell adapters, screws, mounts, spacers, and other little bits for bicycle maintenance and other DIY projects. None of their products are particularly glamorous, but they're indispensable when you need them. In some ways, we think of Fiio as the "problem solvers" of audio, selling simple, straightforward, well-made products that convert, amplify, and process audio signals without too much fanfare. The Fiio D03K Taishan that we're testing here today is a perfect example of that how Fiio solves a problem like nobody else. For about $20, there's probably not a better way to improve the audio signal of your home theater.{/exp:char_limit}
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08:13
How to make phone calls with your Mac

The Mac has long had the ability to use your iPhone to make phone calls. But the setup process has changed over time.

If you are new to the setup, this is a terrific walk-through. And if you are an old hand, still worth a scan, just to get a sense of the newest setting options.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:09
How the Spectre CPU flaw affects phones and tablets

The CPU flaw isn't just limited to PCs and Macs anymore. The Spectre vulnerability affects mobile devices and your phone is likely at risk. Here's what it is and how you can mitigate the risks.

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08:00
Intel Memory Access Design Flaw Partially Addressed...

An anonymous reader shares a report: A serious design flaw and security vulnerability discovered in Intel CPUs has reportedly already been partially addressed by Apple in the recent macOS 10.13.2 update, which was released to the public on December 6. According to developer Alex Ionescu, Apple introduced a fix in macOS 10.13.2, with additional tweaks set to be introduced in macOS 10.13.3, currently in beta testing. AppleInsider also says that it has heard from "multiple sources within Apple" that updates made in macOS 10.13.2 have mitigated "most" security concerns associated with the KPTI vulnerability. A Bloomberg reporter pointed out that Apple has not officially commented on the story.


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07:59
Data rich Weather Line app gains iPhone X support,...

Just in time for the massive ‘bomb cycle’ winter storm rolling over the East Coast, Weather Line is out with a new version optimized for iPhone X. In addition to going full screen on the flagship iPhone, the data rich forecast app includes a few tweaks and a temporary price cut as well.

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07:53
Solving a washed-out display problem

Adam Engst, TidBITS:

Some months ago, I noticed that something was slightly wrong when I was using Google Chrome. I’d type something in the address bar and get the auto-complete suggestions appearing below, but when I arrowed down to select one of the items in the list, I couldn’t tell which was selected. It was as though I’d lost the gray highlight color.

And:

I normally have the background of BBEdit documents set to a very pale yellow, but they had somehow reverted to white. Plus, Web pages with light backgrounds were also showing with a garish, glaring white. Again, restarting and standard troubleshooting made no difference.

Follow the link for the whole detective story, and a lesson learned about Accessibility settings and keyboard shortcuts.

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07:46
Blade begins US signups for Shadow game streaming,...




Previously available only in France, Blade's Shadow game streaming service is now taking early U.S. signups -- with an iOS app pending approval, AppleInsider can confirm.

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07:33
An interesting look at all the jobs done by the T2...

If you were wondering why the T2 chip in the new iMac Pro could force a DFU restore in extreme cases (like power failure during an update), that’s because the chip plays an important security role in the high-end machine …

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07:30
News: Daily Deal: Montar Air Qi Wireless Charging...

For Thursday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up the Montar Air Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount for only $54.99 — that’s 31% off the regular price. This handy 360-degree car mount will help you place your iPhone where you can see it while driving and also includes wireless charging so you can keep your iPhone X, iPhone8, or iPhone 8 Plus juiced up and ready to go without having to mess with cables. A suction cup bottom lets you place it on…

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07:21
Apple Pay promotion gives Instacart purchasers free...




Apple has teamed up with Instacart, granting users free delivery -- assuming that they pay with Apple Pay.

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07:02
TiVo's Next-Gen Platform aims to help cable TV...




TiVo has revealed a plan to make it as easy as possible for viewers to watch the programming they want, with the announced "Next-Gen Platform" claimed to help provide cable and streaming service providers device and operating system-agnostic methods for content distribution, including to the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.

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06:45
UK smart home brand Hive announces its first...

The new camera is the centerpiece of a new security-centric smart home pack.

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06:45
UK smart home brand Hive announces its first smart...

The new camera is the centerpiece of a new security-centric smart home pack.

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06:45
UK smart home brand Hive announces its first smart...

The new camera is the centerpiece of a new security-centric smart home pack.

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06:32
Tesla says its Model 3 production nightmare is...

In 2016, Tesla managed to ship 83,992 vehicles, narrowly missing its target of pushing 90,000 cars out of its front door that year. Now, the company has revealed its 2017 figures, saying that it produced 101,312 Model S and Xs between January and Dec...

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06:25
Apple patent filing involves a climate control...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 2018001734) for “climate control” in a vehicle. More evidence of an upcoming “Apple Car” or hints at future features in CarPlay. I’d bet on the latter.

Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

Apple’s invention involves a vehicle climate control system for controlling climate conditions in various cabin regions of a vehicle. The climate control system can be configured to control one or more vehicle components to change the set of climate conditions associated with one or more cabin regions to approximate a set of “optimal comfort conditions.”

The climate control system controls various vehicle components to control climate conditions, including window assemblies, sunroof assemblies, etc. It determines...

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06:24
TSMC said to have locked up all 'A12' chip...




Chip manufacturer TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple's "A12" processor orders for this year's iPhones, once again scoring a coup over Samsung.

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06:17
PSA: Nonprofits can now apply to Apple for App Store...

Apple announced last month that it would be waiving the $99/year App Store developer fee for governments and nonprofits, and eligible organizations can now apply. However, there are a number of conditions …

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06:15
Qoppa Software releases free PDF Studio Viewer for...

Qoppa Software has packaged its PDF technology in a free PDF reading application for the Mac: PDFStudio Viewer

Based on the same proprietary PDF technology found in Qoppa's advanced PDF tools, the new PDF viewer works on all platforms and comes with a set of PDF viewing features. Users can y navigate through any PDF and its interactive objects using the Navigation Toolbar and Side Panels that display thumbnails, annotations, bookmarks, digital signatures, file attachments, and layers.

PDF Studio Viewer is free for personal and commercial use. It comes packaged as a single file installer for all platforms and supports five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. On the Mac platform, it requires macOS High Sierra.

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06:10
Nintendo's Switch is the fastest-selling US...

The Switch has broken the US record for the fastest selling console ever, with 4.8 million units sold in just 10 months, Nintendo says. That shatters the previous record of 4 million US sales in the same time, also held by Nintendo with the Wii. Swit...

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06:09
Some iOS, tvOS devices could be affected by a chip...

After clarification that what was initially reported as an Intel chip bug also affects AMD processors and ARM-based chips, an ARM Processor Security Update lists processors known to be susceptible. These include the Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A15.

This means that older, jailbroken iPhones and Apple TVs could be susceptible. Since Apple designs its own A-series chips for iOS and tvOS devices, it’s possible that the company's implementation of the Cortex processor silicon isn't impacted by the bug though they’re based on the ARM architecture. Still, some of the devices that COULD  be affected are the: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPad (first generation), iPad 2, iPad (third generation), Apple TV (second and third generations),...

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06:02
Science has a solution for that constant ringing in...

Apparently, around 2 million Americans can't work because of tinnitus, and it's also the most common service-connected disability in veterans. The condition doesn't have a cure yet, but those suffering from it might not have to endure all the phantom...

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05:59
Analyst: Apple likely to bring back $200 billion of...

In a note to clients — as noted by 9to5Mac — the GBH research firm says Apple is is likely to take advantage of the tax break on repatriated overseas cash to bring back around $200 billion of its $252 billion foreign cash hoard. Here’s part of their prediction:

With Apple & Cook set to repatriate roughly $200 billion of cash based on our estimates we believe accelerated buybacks, another dividend hike, and potentially larger M&A will be the trifecta of benefits shareholders could expect to see in 2018.

The burning question on the Street’s mind is does Cook make a big bet with this infusion of cash and do a larger deal (e.g. Netflix) to catalyze and jump start its streaming video/content business.

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05:43
Instagram experiments with cross-posting stories to...

Over the past year, Facebook unleashed updates that make its Snapchat-like features less fractured and more streamlined. Based on a new test the company is running, it knows its job is far from done: according to TechCrunch, some users in Brazil are...

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05:37
Samsung touts new smartphone chip with what sounds...

Samsung has announced the chip destined for this year’s Galaxy S9 flagship phone, and iPhone X owners might think some of the promised capabilities sound just a little familiar.

Through depth sensing, scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection. By utilizing both hardware and software, hybrid face detection enables realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face …

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05:00
Tivo’s new TV platform will combine cable and...

TiVo has launched its new streaming service that promises big things for both consumers and cable or streaming operators. Called the Next-Gen Platform, it gives viewers a convenient, unified way to watch recorded content from both cable providers and...

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04:56
Older, jailbroken iPhones or Apple TVs possibly...




An ARM security update for the Cortex A8, Cortex A9, and Cortex A15 processors issued late on Wednesday suggests that older Apple iOS-based devices may be impacted by the CPU bug -- but they would have to be jailbroken, and running malware locally for the exploit to work.

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04:48
AAPL likely to repatriate $200B foreign cash, says...

A GBH research note seen by us predicts that Apple is likely to take advantage of the tax break on repatriated overseas cash to bring back around $200B of its $252B foreign cash hoard.

The firm says the company is likely to spend the cash in three ways …

more…

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04:30
Pixelmator Pro has promise, but is missing some...

I’ve long been a fan of Pixelmator (see my review here), my graphics editing program of choice. Now the Pixelmator Team has kicked things up a notch with Pixelmator Pro, which includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features, and more. 

The pro version is different from the “standard” $29.99 version, but yet is familiar enough that it doesn’t require TOO much of a learning curve, though it’s not quite as intuitive as its predecessor. 
For example, most of the floating palettes of tools are  gone, having been moved to right and left translucent panels that sit on a layer about an image. When you zoom in, the image “transparently” extends under the panels, so you know that part of the image is obscured.

Both panels are...

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04:25
Glasgow subway trains will be the UK’s first with no...

Glasgow's subway system will be the first in the UK to operate trains with zero staff on board. As The Scotsman notes, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) had already announced that a new batch of Swiss-built trains will be driverless. Now, h...

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04:22
ARM security update suggests some iPhones, iPads,...

Following clarification that what was initially reported as an Intel chip bug also affects AMD processors and ARM-based chips, Intel’s CEO has said that ‘phones and everything’ will be impacted.

A security update by ARM suggests that a number of iPhones, iPads, iPods and Apple TVs may be affected …

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04:04
California bill would ban new fossil fuel vehicles...

Under a new bill introduced this week, every single new car sold in California after 2040 would be an emission-free vehicle. The bill, introduced by San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting, is in line with Governor Jerry Brown's goal for 1.5 million zero...

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04:00
How to create a blank disk image for storage using...

Using the Disk Utility in macOS High Sierra, you can create a blank disk image for storage. A disk image (.dmg file) is a file that looks and acts like a mountable device or volume. You can fill an empty disk image with data, then use it to create disks, CDs, or DVDs.

To create an empty disk image:

  • Choose File > New Image > Blank Image.
  • Enter a file name for the disk image, add tags if necessary, then choose where to save it. This is the name that appears in the Finder, where you save the disk image file before opening it.
  • In the Name field, enter the name for the disk image.
  • This is the name that appears on your desktop and in the Finder sidebar, after you open the disk image.
  • In the Size field, enter a size for the disk image.
  • Click the Format pop-up menu, then choose the format for the disk:
  • If the disk will be used with Mac computers, choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive,...
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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 4, 2018

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 5.2, an update to their Mac utility.

Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.2 adds color toolbar icons, improves iCloud Drive support and fixes a number of issues.

Default Folder X 5.2 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Default Folder X 5.2 requires...

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03:30
The T2 chip makes the iMac Pro the start of a Mac...

I’ve spent the last week with Apple’s new iMac Pro, and in most ways it’s just a faster Mac. It's the first pro Mac desktop in over three years and the fastest Mac yet made, granted, but still entirely familiar. And yet in many ways—some noticeable, some entirely invisible—this new Mac is completely different from all past Mac models.

The iMac Pro may be an outlier today, but in the future we’ll probably look back on it as the start of a new era for the Mac, all because of the Apple-built T2 chip it carries inside. Here’s how the T2 makes this iMac Pro unlike all other Macs.

The power behind the throne

The T2 processor isn’t doing the heavy lifting in the iMac Pro—that’s the Intel Xeon processor with between 8 and 14 processor cores. The T2 is the brain behind that brain, running the subsystems of the iMac Pro from a single piece of Apple-built silicon. The result is a simplified internal design that doesn’t require multiple components from multiple...

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03:15
Some Apple Watch Series 3 users reporting unexpected...

If you’re an Apple Watch Series 3 owner, you might want to keep it out of certain hospital environments.

A number of users have commented that their Apple Watch Series 3 have undergone unexpected reboots in the intensive care units of some hospitals. This suggests there may be specific ICU-related equipment used in hospitals that could be interfering with Apple Watch Series 3 with or without cellular functionality.

In the case of one user, an Apple Watch Series 3 unit he’d bought for his wife regularly experienced reboots every 60-90 minutes when wearing Apple Watch in the ICU setting. Even though the Apple Watch was replaced with a new unit, the issue persisted.

Similar stories have been reported since the device’s release last fall. The solution to avoiding reboots in the ICU environment seems to be using the Apple Watch in airplane mode, although that stops the Apple Watch from receiving alerts.

Apple has stated in the Apple Watch user guide that...

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03:15
Some Apple Watch Series 3 users reporting unexpected...

If you’re an Apple Watch Series 3 owner, you might want to keep it out of certain hospital environments.

A number of users have commented that their Apple Watch Series 3 have undergone unexpected reboots in the intensive care units of some hospitals. This suggests there may be specific ICU-related equipment used in hospitals that could be interfering with Apple Watch Series 3 with or without cellular functionality.

In the case of one user, an Apple Watch Series 3 unit he’d bought for his wife regularly experienced reboots every 60-90 minutes when wearing Apple Watch in the ICU setting. Even though the Apple Watch was replaced with a new unit, the issue persisted.

Similar stories have been reported since the device’s release last fall. The solution to avoiding reboots in the ICU environment seems to be using the Apple Watch in airplane mode, although that stops the Apple Watch from receiving alerts.

Apple has stated in the Apple Watch user guide that...

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03:00
Apple has partially repaired effects of Intel “KPTI...

Following public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to 30 percent of the processing power away from a system. But Apple appears to have at least partially fixed the problem with December’s macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 with additional fixes seeming likely appear to be coming in macOS 10.13.3.

A number of anonymous sources within Apple have confirmed that routines exist within macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 that could grant applications access to protected kernel memory data. These measures, alongside existing programming requirements regarding kernel memory that Apple has implemented over the past decade, seem to have mitigated much of the issue.

The fix was further confirmed by developer Alex Ionescu, who called the code regarding the issue the “Double Map.”

Ionescu, along with other sources, said that changes implemented in macOS High Sierra, will resolve the issue. All...

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03:00
A cord-cutting wish list for 2018

What cord cutters should expect—or at least hope for—from streaming and over-the-air TV in 2018.

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03:00
The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from...

December's iOS games

Image by IDG

The App Store sent 2017 out with a bang as developers unleashed several of the year's best iPhone and iPad games during December. Some are ports of celebrated games from consoles and computers, while others are delightful debuts—but whatever their origins, December’s top iOS games collectively pack a huge punch.

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03:00
The Morning After: Thursday, January 4th 2018

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

First things first: check your system for updates. Once you've got that sorted, we have plenty of pre-CES info to share including a new XPS 13 from Dell and a quick flyby video of SpaceX's big rocket.

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01:29
Samsung's smart TVs are getting ESPN and...

If you have a 2017 Samsung Smart TV, you can now install ESPN and Freeform, thanks to the deal the Korean company struck with their overlord Disney. While both apps have been around on phones, tablets and streaming devices for a long time, this makes...

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00:00
Hive's new home monitoring camera isn't...

Hive is a relatively well-known smart home brand in the UK. It all started with a connected thermostat released back in 2013, endorsed by nationwide utility provider British Gas. Not long after that seal of approval, British Gas acquired the company...

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Wednesday January 3

22:29
Google is reportedly looking to sell Zagat

Google is planning to offload Zagat, the restaurant reviews service it snagged for $151 million in 2011, amidst plans to reign in its mammoth portfolio, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. The company has reportedly held "informal talks" with...

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22:10
AT&T announces plans to launch mobile 5G service...




After the cellular industry agreed on specifications for the next-generation mobile 5G standard in December, AT&T on Wednesday announced plans to begin rolling out its own flavor of the speedy wireless technology by the end of 2018.

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21:51
Intel responds to the CPU kernel bug, downplaying...

Intel acknowledged that a CPU kernel bug, being referred to as a side-channel analysis exploit, has the potential to affect chips from ARM and AMD. Patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities may carry performance penalties of between 0 and 30 percent.

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21:01
AT&T says it will start rolling out true mobile...

AT&T today announced that it will be the “first U.S. mobile company to introduce mobile 5G service in a dozen markets by late 2018.” The carrier made the announcement in a press release, saying it worked with closely to push for standards acceleration during 2017….

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21:01
Dell XPS 13 hands-on: A makeover inside and out

Dell's XPS 13 has been one of our favorite laptops for years, and with good reason. Its compact design, brilliant display, comfortable keyboard and long battery life make it a well-rounded device. Dell wasn't content to simply offer an incremental up...

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