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Wednesday January 4

14:31
Apple to reveal fiscal Q1 2017 results on Jan. 31




Apple on Wednesday announced it will on Jan. 31 report quarterly earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, revealing performance metrics for the new iPhone 7 series and the lucrative holiday shopping season.

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14:21
Snapdragon-Powered AR Smartglasses Are the Real Deal


Qualcomm on Tuesday debuted its groundbreaking Snapdragon 835 system on a chip at CES. Following the 835 launch, the company joined Osterhout Design Group in unveiling two new ODG augmented reality headsets, the R-8 and R-9, which are the first Snapdragon 835-powered devices to be announced. The Snapdragon SoC is the first chip built using the ultra-advanced 10nm FinFET process node, said Qualcomm spokesperson Liz Sweeney. The Snapdragon 835 is 35 percent smaller and consumes 25 percent less power than its predecessors.

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14:20
Apple pulls New York Times apps from Chinese App...

Enlarge / The iOS version of The New York Times app. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Citing local Chinese regulations, Apple confirmed today to The New York Times that the publication's English- and Chinese-language apps had been removed from the Chinese version of the Apple app store. Apple said that "when the situation changes, the App Store will once again offer The New York Times app for download in China," but it declined to cite the specific regulations violated or who had contacted Apple about it in the first place. The apps were removed from the store on December 23.

According to the Times, the Chinese government has been taking...

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14:01
New HDMI 2.1 specification brings support for 4K at...




The HDMI Forum has released the latest HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, with the new protocol variation able to drive 4K at 120Hz, 8K at 60Hz, and 10K across a new cable capable of 48 gigabits per second of data transfer.

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14:01
Withings’ newest device, the Kérastase Hair Coach,...

Those of us blessed/cursed with an abundance of hair know the struggle caring for it: finding the right products and a hairbrush that won’t break. French health technology company Withings, best known for its analog-style activity trackers and fancy Bluetooth scales, just partnered with L’Oreal-owned hair company Kérastase to take hair care to the next level with an internet-connected hairbrush that is actually much cooler than it sounds.

Yes, it does seem like the internet of things has gone off the rails, but for hair obsessives (and yes, that is a real demographic), the Kérastase Hair Coach powered by Withings could be a game-changer.

To...

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13:58
Griffin expands BreakSafe magnetic cable lineup with...




Accessory maker Griffin on Wednesday added four new models to its BreakSafe charging lineup with the 100-watt BreakSafe Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, BreakSafe USB Breakaway Adapter, BreakSafe Car Charger and BreakSafe Wall Charger.

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13:56
Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day...

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. Relay Support for Assistive Technology Peripherals

For years, Apple has taken an interest in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies to help make our transition between Apple devices more seamless. These technologies include Bonjour, Apple’s network discovery protocol that helps connect devices on a local network and Handoff, the feature introduced a few years ago that allows users to start working in an app on their iOS device or Mac and continue working on the task on the other. Last year, Apple took the vision of a unified hardware platform one...

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13:47
Apple pulled the New York Times app in China,...

Ignoring Recode’s breathless “showing just how much power that country has over tech firms” (that’s been obvious for a very long time), it does shows who is more important to Apple.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:40
Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday in 2017 and this free pass is a great way to visit some of the most beautiful national parks in the world.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:37
Apple removes New York Times apps from Chinese App...

Towards the beginning of last year, Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies services in China were shut down by a government agency. Now, Apple is again facing problems in the country, this time due to third-party applications by The New York Times. According to a report from the publication, Apple has removed the NYT news apps from the App Store…

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13:30
Rumored Apple partner to ship long range wireless...

Potential Apple partner Energous has once again further delayed the release of their wireless charging technology. In a phone call with the CEO today, Energous stated that plans changed after “key strategic partnership” was made. That doesn’t mean wireless charging is down for the count at this year’s CES though. Ossia is set to launch Cota Tile, a ceiling that can deliver wireless power to compatible devices.

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13:29
Robo provides an iOS app for use with its 3D printers

Robo is introducing an iOS app for 3D printing with its new smart Wi-Fi enabled 3D printers. The app lets you connect and print right from your iPhone or iPadmonitor the progress of every print in real time, manage multiple prints and printers at once, connect to cloud libraries and access thousands of 3D models, make in-app purchases (filaments, accessories, print kits and more) and get access to 24/7 support and helpful tutorials.

From the Robo C2's compact size, to Robo R2's high-performance, both printers feature built-in Wi-Fi, fast print speed, substantial print sizes, large color touch screens, automatic self-leveling print beds, integrated model slicing and filament run-out detection. The US$699.99 Robo C2 (pictured) is engineered to fit any space with its small footprint, while still delivering a product that can scale nearly any project with the utmost detail and efficiency. 

The...

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13:26
Apple confirms investment in $100 billion SoftBank...

Apple has confirmed its US$1 billion investment in SoftBank's $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund. Through the investment, the company likely hopes to gain insight on emerging technologies.

Apple noted the investment in a brief statement, saying that "we believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple."The SoftBank Group, a Japanese Internet and telecommunications giant, disclosed the SoftBank Vision Fund in mid-October, noting plans for SoftBank alone to invest at least $25 billion in the vehicle over the next five years and for the fund to reach size of up to $100 billion. 

SoftBank is reportedly investing at least $25 billion in the fund...

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13:26
The Dog Factory: inside the sickening world of puppy...

I hope there’s a special place in hell for people who abuse animals and another for those who willingly buy animals from such places. I’ve had several dogs and cats in my life (I got my latest one a few weeks ago, a 5-year-old cat named Wallace who is “The World’s Clumsiest Cat”) and every one of them has come from the local version of the SPCA. WARNING: The story includes some disturbing and heartbreaking images of abused animals.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:21
Energous CEO makes tenuous reference to future...




Wireless charging company Energous has declared at the Consumer Electronics Show that its first wireless transmitters will ship before the end of 2017, and be embedded in "one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world."

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13:16
News: Apple removes New York Times app from Chinese...

Apple has removed The New York Times’ apps from the App Store in China in response to a request from Chinese authorities, The New York Times reports. Both the English and Chinese language apps were removed from the App Store in China on Dec. 23, with Apple being told by Chinese officials that the app “is in violation of local regulations.” The move seems to affect only The New York Times’ apps, as other international publications…

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13:05
∞ AirBar first look: The Mac finally gets a touch...

No…just….no….

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13:00
News: New Griffin Home lineup includes app-enabled...

Griffin Technology has unveiled Griffin Home, a new lineup of smart, app-powered appliances designed to simplify everyday routines. The new collection includes a Connected Toaster, Connected Coffee Maker, and Connected Mirror, as well as two new charging devices, the PowerBlock Beacon and PowerJolt Beacon. Griffin’s new Connected Toaster ($100) is a Bluetooth-enabled smart toaster that can be controlled by a companion iOS app to allow users…

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13:00
Apple is Investing $1 Billion In SoftBank

Apple said Wednesday it plans to invest $1 billion in SoftBank's new technology fund to help finance technologies it could use in the future. From a report: SoftBank has said it is investing at least $25 billion in the fund and has been in talks with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund for an investment that could go up to $45 billion. "We believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple," company spokesman Josh Rosenstock told Reuters. SoftBank has also said that it plans to make future large-scale investments via the tech fund, rather than on its own.


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12:59
Griffin expands BreakSafe line w/ 100W magnetic USB-...

Griffin today announced new products for its line of BreakSafe products with magnetic breakaway connectors that mimic the functionality of Apple’s legacy MagSafe technology. Among the new product is an updated BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable for the 2016 MacBook Pro, as well as a new USB-A adapter, a car charger, and a wall charger that all use the BreakSafe magnetic connectors.

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12:52
LaCie teams with Seagate for new MacBook Pro...




LaCie has teamed up with Seagate Technology to produce a new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C drive and d2 storage solution, compatible with Apple's latest generation of Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros.

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12:48
Elgato's Thunderbolt 3 Dock has dual 4K display...

Elgato introduced the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock at CES today, enabling Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs (and of course, Windows machines) to connect to a variety of ports and be charged with just one cable. The $299.95 dock is expected to ship this quarter.

There are a number of ports available:

  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) with support for Thunderbolt (40 Gb/s), Computer Charging (up to 85 W), Device Power (up to 15 W), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s), DisplayPort (up to 4K at 60 Hz)
  • 1x DisplayPort with support for DisplayPort 1.2 (up to 4K at 60 Hz) and HDMI 1.4b (up to 4K at 30 Hz)
  • 1x RJ45 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3x USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s, 1.5 A, USB Battery Charging 1.2 & UASP)
  • 1x 3.5 mm Headphone Output (amplified analog stereo)
  • 1x 3.5 mm Microphone Input (mono)1x Power Input (DC 20 V, 8.5 A)

For those who want the ability to drive...

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12:08
iOS-compatible Ring Floodlight Cam features 110...




Ring, the manufacturer of the connected Video Doorbell, is giving homeowners another way to secure their home. The Ring Floodlight Cam is a combination of a security camera and motion-sensitive outdoor light, which can be used to monitor an area remotely via a mobile app or a computer, alerting users if suspicious activity is detected nearby.

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12:04
Hulu sets itself apart from DirecTV Now as it...

Hulu announced today that it has signed a new agreement with CBS to carry content from America’s most-watched broadcast network including both on-demand and live programming. This news comes about a month after DirecTV Now launched without the major network, although CBS CEO Les Moonves has alluded that they’ll be able to figure something out.

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12:01
OWC’s DEC expansion module makes the MacBook Pro...

Apple loves to make its laptops as thin as humanly possible, but would you carry a thicker MacBook Pro if it meant freeing yourself from dongles? At CES, OWC unveiled a prototype of the OWC DEC, an expansion module for the new MacBook Pro that provides extra connectivity without relying on an assortment of adapters.

The OWC DEC takes a unique approach to provide its functionality by using a module that sits flush with the bottom of the laptop, making the new MacBook Pro thicker, about as thick of a 2012 MacBook Pro. But that added heft brings a lot of functionality: three USB 3 ports, gigabit ethernet, an SD card slot, and up to 4TB of SSD storage. OWC says that more features may be “announced at a later date.”

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12:00
The iPhone Weather app - A deceptively simple and...

The preinstalled Weather app on the iPhone is one of the most beautiful apps around. When you open it to look at the weather, it displays animated representations of weather conditions behind the text. If an area has rain, the graphic shows rainfall; with a thunderstorm, there are thick clouds and periodic lightning strikes that are quite bright. If it is a clear night, there is a beautiful star background with occasional meteors. There are numerous graphics to match current conditions.

I use the Weather app for more than just checking local weather. I've saved numerous locations throughout the world so I can see the time at that location, since the weather app puts the time of any particular city at the upper left of the location’s name.

The Weather app, though quite simple and elegant in appearance, offers a large amount of information. Before you even tap on a location, you can see if it is night or day there and check the weather conditions by the subtle moving...

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11:47
Lenovo Surprises With Home Tech Play


Lenovo watchers expected the company to announce a number of new laptops when CES rolled around, but the company surprised on Tuesday when it also unveiled new products aimed at the home technology market. "The Smart Assistant and Smart Storage line probably caught everyone off guard," said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. Lenovo developed its Smart Assistant with Amazon. Like Amazon's Echo, the Lenovo assistant uses the Alexa cloud-based voice services to respond to a user's spoken commands.

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11:22
Elgato’s new Thunderbolt 3 Dock makes it easier to...

Much has been made about Apple’s new MacBook Pro, its reliance on Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and the mess of dongles you have to deal with in order to connect external devices. An expansion dock makes life with the new MacBook Pro a little easier, and Thunderbolt 3 docks are starting to appear.

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11:18
News: Chamberlain announces HomeKit support for MyQ...

Chamberlain has announced that it is bringing HomeKit support to its lineup of MyQ-enabled garage door openers in 2017 in the form of new Smart Garage Hub and HomeBridge accessories. The new devices will allow iOS users to interface with their MyQ garage door openers and other related devices via HomeKit and Siri commands, including features for opening, closing, and checking the status of their garage doors. The MyQ HomeBridge, expected to be available…

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11:14
Apple confirms $1 billion investment into SoftBank...




Apple has confirmed its $1 billion investment in SoftBank's $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, of which, the upcoming Trump administration has claimed that $50 billion will be spent on U.S.-based businesses.

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11:03
News: Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank Vision...

Apple has announced plans to invest $1 billion in a new SoftBank technology fund, the Wall Street Journal reports. The SoftBank Vision Fund, announced last October, is hoping to raise $100 billion to finance development of new technologies. An Apple spokesperson said “We believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple,” noting that Apple has already been working with SoftBank…

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10:51
Kanex GoPlay Sidekick portable wireless game...




Accessory producer Kanex introduced the first in the GoPlay series at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, with the GoPlay SideKick consisting of a battery-operated, pocket-sized, controller aimed at iOS game players.

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10:51
iOS-connected LEGO Boost will help children learn...




Children will be able to bring their LEGO creations to life with the help of LEGO Boost, a new building and coding set that utilizes bricks with environment sensors, and a connected iOS application.

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10:40
5G moving forward: Intel announces 5G modem, AT&...




Intel is attempting to streamline and accelerate the deployment of next-generation wireless internet connectivity with a new, global 5G modem, while AT&T chooses to not wait for a standard to emerge, and is moving forward with its own testing plan.

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10:37
News: Twelve South announces ActionSleeve Armband...

Twelve South has announced ActionSleeve, the first ever armband for Apple Watch. ActionSleeve is designed for athletic use in activities like kickboxing and CrossFit, where your wrist may not be the ideal location for your Apple Watch. Instead, ActionSleeve lets users place Apple Watch on their upper arm instead, while still providing activity tracking. ActionSleeve keeps all controls accessible while protecting the Apple Watch from nicks and dings,…

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10:27
Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank’s $...

Following reports in recent weeks that Apple held talks regarding a potential investment in Softbank’s $100bn technology fund, today the company confirmed that it will indeed invest $1 billion into the project known as the “Softbank Vision Fund.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple confirmed the investment today and also offered a statement provided by company spokesperson Kristin Huguet. In the statement, the company says it thinks the investment will help “speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple.”
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10:23
Garmin refreshes Fenix smartwatch line, adds live...




Fitness tracker Garmin has announced three more Apple Watch competitors in its Fenix smartwatch range, led by the Fenix 5 series, which giving users more size options to choose from.

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10:15
Ford, Toyota herald new members on board with Apple...




Auto manufacturers Ford and Toyota are welcoming new members to its SmartDeviceLink Consortium, in an effort to stop Apple's CarPlay and Google Auto from gaining any more traction in the market.

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10:09
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 4, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Netdiver has launched KidsYam's Math Rangers 1.0.1. It’s a free educational math with which kids can train and learn basic math calculation skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Step by step, they’ll learn the basic concept and calculation skills of math while defeating space pirates.

Wrinkle-free Games has debuted Quote Blast 1.0.2. The US$0.99 puzzle game mixes 99 geometric brain teasers with motivational quotes. Tap any puzzle symbol to blast shrapnel in four directions. Destroy all symbols in the given...

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10:02
Incipio Ox Case for iPhone 7 includes built-in...




Prolific iPhone case producer Incipio has announced the Ox Case, an accessory for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that marks the return of a headphone jack -- one that can be used while still allowing the iPhone to charge at the same time.

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10:00
The Ring Floodlight Cam uses Wi-Fi video recording...

The crooks will think you’re home even when you’re not—this is Ring’s essential promise, first introduced in the Ring Video Doorbell, and later followed up in the Ring Stick Up Cam. And now, at CES 2017, Ring unveils its most aggressive home security product yet. The Ring Floodlight Cam is a $249 floodlight/camera combo that lets you communicate directly with whomever has tripped the camera’s motion detection, and even blast the interloper with a 100dB siren.

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09:59
Kanex announces GoPlay wireless game controllers for...

Kanex announced its GoPlay Series of portable wireless game controllers for iOS at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. GoPlay SideKick, the first in the series, is a pocket-sized wireless game controller for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. 

Certified by Apple, this portable controller works with almost any controller-supported game on the Apple App Store. The rechargeable battery provides 20 hours of gameplay and uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your iDevice. The patent pending, innovative clamshell case protects your controller and also serves as a stand to prop up your device.

The SideKick boasts pressure-sensitive buttons, dual analog joysticks, trigger buttons and a D-pad. A single charge provides up to 20 hours of gameplay. The SideKick will be available in February at a manufacturer’s retail price of US$59.95.

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09:58
Carrier adds Apple HomeKit support to the Cor...

Carrier say its Côr thermostat is now compatible with Apple HomeKit. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

Côr thermostat features like smart setback let the thermostat intelligently adapt beyond manual programming for greater efficiency, while still meeting ideal comfort levels, says. Energy reports help homeowners understand exactly when energy dollars are being spent, allowing users to modify settings to maximize savings. It will even provide customized energy saving tips.

The HomeKit-enabled Carrier Côr thermostat will be available early 2017. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

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09:56
News: Kanex reveals GoPlay Sidekick wireless game...

Kanex has introduced its new GoPlay Sidekick wireless controller for iOS and Apple TV. The $60 Bluetooth controller is compatible with most controller-supported games on the App Store and claims to provide up to 20 hours of gameplay with its rechargeable battery. The pocket-sized controller’s clamshell case doubles as a stand for your device while playing a game. The controller features a standard four-button layout and includes a D-pad, two…

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09:55
Bitdefender’s second Bitdefender Box sniffs your...

Bitdefender’s first-generation Box had an interesting premise: defend your home’s collection of webcams and other connected devices from attackers. But it was unnecessarily complex. Now the company’s returned with an upgraded device that applies more sophisticated protections, its executives say.

The Box V2 will probably be sold for $199 plus a $99 yearly subscription, according to a spokesman for the company. That’s the same as the first-generation Bitdefender Box, which debuted in April 2015.

Now, Bitdefender has revamped the exterior of the device, giving it the hip cylindrical shape of Google’s own OnHub router or the Apple Mac Pro. A small LED turns red or blue to reflect the status of the device. The internals have also been upgraded, with a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and 1GB of RAM for improved performance.

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09:48
Intel announces global 5G modem as AT&T lays out...

Intel has just announced the world’s first global 5G modem to help test initial 5G spectrum deployments across the world. As timing would have it, AT&T also announced their “5G Evolution” plans for 2017, which detail what they hope to achieve with the new wireless technology.

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09:47
Armani Exchange gets in the smartwatch game with new...

The smartwatch market may be in a state of flux, but that hasn’t deterred Fossil Group from dipping its toes in the water. The timekeeping giant released dozens of models in 2016 from well-known brands such as Michael Kors, Diesel, Chaps, and Kate Spade, and now Armani Exchange is joining the party.

The new line of Armani Exchange Connected hybrid smartwatches promise to stay linked to your Android phone or iPhone from up to 84 feet away, and require a separate app to customize notifications and access activity features. Like Fossil’s other hybrids, the watches feature standard faces that incorporate smart touches that elevate them above their “dumb” peers. In the case of Armani Exchange, the watches’ most notable features...

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09:46
Incipio's Wireless Smart Power Strip lets you...




In a unique addition to Apple's HomeKit product lineup, Incipio has announced a new four-outlet smart power strip, which will allow users to discretely control and power multiple appliances via one accessory.

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09:41
News: Incipio’s OX case adds headphone jack to...

Incipio’s new OX case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus brings back the headphone jack, allowing users to once again listen to music while charging their device. The case features forward-facing speaker vents, while providing both a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Lightning port for charging along the bottom. The $60 OX case will be available in black, green, and purple in the first quarter of this year....

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09:39
Twelve South shows ActionSleeve Armband for...




Accessory maker Twelve South has introduced a new mount for the Apple Watch, allowing users to strap the device to a user's upper arm, while still allowing the heart rate sensor to work.

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09:33
TwelveSouth launches ‘ActionSleeve’ as first upper-...

This week at CES, Apple accessory maker TwelveSouth is launching a new armband product that is one of the first upper-arm straps we’ve seen for Apple Watch.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 21-inch iMac $1,100, Sony...

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09:27
LG, Dell and Lenovo debut new USB-C monitors...




A trio of monitor makers have announced new USB-C-based displays coming later this year, with LG, Dell, and Lenovo throwing their weight behind the new all-in-one connector found on Apple's 12-inch MacBook and new MacBook Pros.

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09:26
Twelve South announces ActionSleeve for Apple Watch

More CES 2017 fun, this time from Twelve South. The Charleston, S.C.-based design house has just announced the $29.99 ActionSleeve, billed as the "first armband for Apple Watch." 

Available in three sizes -- 38mm, 42mm, and 42mm slim (for slender arms) -- ActionSleeve holds your band-less Apple Watch securely to your bicep with Velcro™ closures. The accessory provides a way to keep your Watch from damage when lifting weights. Twelve South notes that the tight fit can actually improve tracking of heart rate for many users.

The 38mm and 42mm versions come in a choice of black or red, while the 42mm slim model is available only in black. We'll check with Twelve South on getting an ActionSleeve for a full review.

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09:12
Chamberlain announces Smart Garage Hub to connect...




Owners of virtually any garage door opener will be able to use Siri to open, close, or check the status of their garage, and also control its lights, via a new HomeKit-compatible hub accessory coming later this year from Chamberlain.

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09:11
LaCie revs its d2 and Rugged drives

LaCie announced updates to its LaCie Rugged and d2 storage solutions at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  The new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C — available in capacities up to 5TB — combines iconic Rugged toughness with USB-C compatibility and fast Thunderbolt speeds. 

In addition, a 1TB SSD version delivers speeds of up to 510MB/s, a 30% increase over the previous SSD generation. Thanks to USB-C, the user can connect the LaCie Rugged drive to USB 3.0-compatible computers as well as to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 models. Plus, with an integrated Thunderbolt cable featuring compatibility with first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2, this LaCie Rugged drive can be used with a large variety of computers. The LaCie Rugged drive is bus-powered and backed by a three-year limited warranty.

The new LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 is designed as a companion to limited-capacity SSD-based laptops and all-in-...

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09:04
News: PureGear introduces HomeKit-enabled PureSwitch

PureGear’s new HomeKit-enabled PureSwitch allows users to control a single outlet from anywhere. Each PureSwitch can be used with Apple’s Home app and linked to a scene. PureSwitch can be programmed to work on a particular schedule so that devices like lamps, fans and small space heaters come on whenever you want (provided they’re switched on when they’re plugged in). Unlike some other smart outlets, PureSwitch also includes…

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09:01
IQbuds ‘hearable’ solution is iOS compatible

Nuheara has debuted its flagship product, IQbuds, at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It’s now shipping the US$299 "hearable" solution to those who placed pre-orders in 2016.

According to Justin Miller, CEO and co-founder of Nuheara, the company’s SINC (Super Intelligent Noise Cancellation) technology enhances users’ ability to hear speech in noisy environments, such as crowded restaurants, pubs, parties, networking events, outdoors, sporting events, conferences and more. IQbuds let you drown out ambient noise while elevating speech above the noise for much clearer conversations, he adds.

IQbuds introduce real augmented hearing in a wireless earbud. Users can blend their digital streaming audio with their physical world to create a powerful blended audio experience and maintain situational awareness when desired, says Miller. Consumers navigate between IQbuds features with tap touch control...

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08:59
Incipio expands CommandKit lineup with new HomeKit-...

Incipio is introducing two new smart home accessories that work with Apple’s HomeKit framework. Wireless Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip both join Incipio’s CommandKit lineup and are debuting at CES 2017 this week.

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08:59
Incipio’s new OX case lets you use wired headphones...

If you’re still bummed out about the iPhone 7 ditching the headphone jack, Incipio has a new iPhone 7 case called the OX that includes its own audio jack for wired headphones. Incipio’s new OX case also features a Lightning port so you can charge your iPhone while using wired headphones which you can’t do with a standard iPhone 7.

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08:48
Carrier introducing its first HomeKit thermostat...

Air conditioning firm Carrier has announced its first smart thermostat that works with Apple’s HomeKit feature. Carrier’s Côr thermostat will work with Siri, Apple’s new Home app, and automation in iOS 10.

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08:44
Kanex announces new GoPlay Series of wireless...

Today at CES 2017, Kanex announced its new GoPlay Series of portable wireless game controllers for iOS and tvOS. The first release in the series, the GoPlay SideKick, is a pocket-sized wireless gaming controller that works with the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. more…

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08:36
News: ConnectSense expands HomeKit lineup with new...

ConnectSense is expanding its line of HomeKit-enabled products with a new Bluetooth Extender, Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Sensor, and Bluetooth Water Sensor. The new Bluetooth Extender allows users to remotely control its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors and devices when they’re out and about, because otherwise the sensors require a local iPhone or other device to connect to the Internet. True to their names, the Bluetooth Temperature…

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08:35
Lynx Technology debuts Mac compatible Smart Home...

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Lynx Technology  announced its entrance into the Smart Home market with SmartLynx 1.0, a Smart Home connectivity solution that comes in Mac, Windows, and Linux versions.

SmartLynx 1.0 allows customers of device manufacturers to coordinate and control the features of their products, to interoperate with Smart Home devices and services. Since SmartLynx 1.0 is integrated with the IFTTT service, end users can create IFTTT...

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Linksys, Netgear, Norton taking different approaches...




Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware. Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.

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08:33
George Lucas can’t give his $1.5 billion museum away

Bloomberg:

He wants to construct a Lucas museum to house and display his art collection—much of it proudly lowbrow, such as works by the sentimentalist Norman Rockwell; original Flash Gordon comic book art; Mad magazine covers; and memorabilia from his own Star Wars films. According to an early plan for the museum, his trove of Star Wars material includes 500,000 artifacts from the prequels alone. Lucas refers to such works as “narrative art,” the kind that “tells a story.” He believes they’ve been unfairly ignored by snooty critics and curators, and he wants his museum to rectify that.

Lucas has offered to build his museum in a major American city for free. Including construction costs, an endowment, and the value of the artwork, his organization says the total value of his gift is $1.5 billion. “It’s an epic act of generosity and altruism,” says Don Bacigalupi, the museum effort’s president. “George Lucas, as with any person of great resources and great success,...

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08:09
News: Netatmo unveils Smart Smoke Alarm and Indoor...

Netatmo has introduced two new smart home products to its home security line, the Smart Smoke Alarm and Indoor Security Siren. The HomeKit-compatible Smart Smoke Alarm sounds an 85 dB alarm to alert anyone inside the home when smoke is detected, and sends a message to a user’s iPhone that specifies which room contained the smoke. There’s no limit on how many Smart Smoke Alarms a user can install, and all can be accessed through Netatmo’s…

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08:06
iDevices introduces HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, iDevices is introducing Instant Switch, a remote wireless, Bluetooth Smart wall switch that allows users to designate additional points of power control anywhere in the home, with no installation or wiring required. 

Its patent pending design secures flush to any wall like a traditional light switch and, through Bluetooth technology, pairs to any iDevices power and lighting smart home product to offer users unlimited flexibility and extended control of their home, with HomeKit-compatible, Android or Alexa-enabled functionality. Apple's HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

Users can instead place Instant Switch anywhere, without construction, wire-running, or electrical installation. Designed to mimic a permanently installed light switch, Instant Switch can be fitted over any standard two...

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08:00
Malwarebytes warns of denial-of-service attacks on...

Malwarebytes has warned of a new malware attack targeted specifically at Macs. The denial-of-service attack hijacks Safari and Apple’s Mail app to keep drafting emails until the Mac eventually runs out of RAM and crashes.

The [malware] will keep drafting emails (but does not actually send them) incrementally and covering the previous open windows. This is not a spam attempt but rather a typical denial-of-service attack …

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07:50
Ford, Toyota, and more form alliance to prevent...

report from Bloomberg today takes note that Ford and Toyota have joined forces with four other automakers and some electronics suppliers to form the SmartDeviceLink Consortium. The alliance has shared its main goal of creating more choice for connecting smartphones with vehicles, which in turn could create some friction with Apple, Google, and their visions for integrating and controlling the user interface inside of cars.

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07:45
CES: Chamberlain adding HomeKit support to MyQ...

Chamberlain is a major manufacturer of commercial and consumer garage door openers, and was one of the first companies to commit to HomeKit when it was first announced by Apple a few years ago. At CES 2017, the company made its first HomeKit product announcement -- it will offer a bridge hub that works with HomeKit for future garage door installations and another bridge that provides current MyQ Garage installations with HomeKit compatibility.

The new solution is called the Chamberlain Smart Garage Hub, and it's expected to be release by July of 2017. With the hub, homeowners can open, close, and check the status of MyQ garage door openers. This means that asking Siri "Is the garage door open?" should result in a "yes" or "no" answer instead of the current "I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by is the garage door open". 

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07:45
In 2017, cars are at the frontier of technology

“Cars at the frontier of technology” is both a good thing and a bad thing. At least for those of us in North America, cars are still an important part of life and not just a way to get from point A to point B. But the increasing reliance on technology, to drive sales if nothing else, may be outstripping both a driver’s and our government’s ability to comprehend the direction we are heading.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:36
Chamberlain is bringing Apple’s HomeKit to MyQ...

Chamberlain was one of the original companies committed to HomeKit when Apple introduced the smart home framework a few years ago, and this year Chamberlain is finally delivering with two new HomeKit-enabled products for its line of MyQ garage door openers. The first is an upcoming bridge hub that will work with HomeKit for future installations, and the second is a bridge that will upgrade current MyQ Garage installations to work with HomeKit.

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07:31
DJI intros new Osmo products for iPhone, iPad app...

Popular drone and accessory maker DJI is showing off some new and updated products this week at CES 2017, including a new GS Pro aerial mapping app for iPad, a special edition Phantom 4, and new handheld gimbal products for iPhone users as part of its Osmo line. Head below for all the details: more…

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07:22
Silicon Valley Veteran On Apple: Company Has Become...

Silicon Valley veteran Chuq Von Rospach's powerful blog post, in which he has criticized Apple for the things it did last year, has received quite a few nods from developers, analysts and users alike. Von Rospach, who has previously worked at Apple, has lambasted at the company for, among other things, how it has handled the Mac Pro, a lineup that hasn't seen any refresh in ages, and the AirPort routers, which too have been reportedly abandoned. From the post:Back when I was running most of Apple's e-mail systems for the marketing teams, I went to them and suggested that we should consider dumping the text-only part of the emails we were building, because only about 4% of users used them and it added a significant amount of work to the process of creation and testing each e-mail. Their response? That it was a small group of people, but a strategic one, since it was highly biased towards developers and power users. So the two-part emails stayed -- and they were right. It made no...

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07:22
Silicon Valley Veteran On Apple: Company Has Become...

Silicon Valley veteran Chuq Von Rospach's blog post, in which he has criticized Apple for the things it did last year, has received quite a few nods from developers, analysts and users alike. Von Rospach, who has previously worked at Apple, has lambasted at the company for, among other things, how it has handled the Mac Pro, a lineup that hasn't seen any refresh in ages, and the AirPort routers, which too have been reportedly abandoned. From the post:Back when I was running most of Apple's e-mail systems for the marketing teams, I went to them and suggested that we should consider dumping the text-only part of the emails we were building, because only about 4% of users used them and it added a significant amount of work to the process of creation and testing each e-mail. Their response? That it was a small group of people, but a strategic one, since it was highly biased towards developers and power users. So the two-part emails stayed -- and they were right. It made no sense from a...

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07:21
News: iDevices unveils Instant Switch wall-mounted...

The newly announced Instant Switch from iDevices allows users to place a Bluetooth control switch anywhere in their home, instantly pairing with most other iDevices Smart Home products (anything but a thermostat) without a hub. Instant Switch can even be paired with a hard-wired iDevices Wall or Dimmer Switch to instantly create a three-way control configuration. The switch comes with a built-in level and adhesive backing for easy mounting anywhere…

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07:12
FLIR upgrades One thermal imaging camera for iPhone...




Thermal imaging company FLIR has announced an improved third-generation model of its iPhone-connected One camera, a ruggedized model called the FLIR One Pro. In addition, it also announced a pair of GoPro-like cameras suitable for standalone use or drone mounting.

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06:45
News: Elgato announces Extend HomeKit Bluetooth...

Elgato is expanding its line of Eve HomeKit devices, announcing the Eve Extend and Eve Aqua at CES this week. As the name implies, Eve Extend expands Bluetooth coverage inside a user’s home, connecting through the local Wi-Fi network and acting as a bridge for accessories within its range. For those with houses that have several problem areas, multiple Eve Extends can be operated at the same time. Extend can even control connected devices outside…

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06:39
LaCie upgrades Rugged portable & d2 desktop...

With Apple having gone all-in on USB-C, it’s no surprise that third-party manufacturers are scrambling to meet demand for compatible accessories – but LaCie is no stranger to the new port. The company began offering USB-C drives back in 2015, recently announced drives using the same super-speed SSDs used in the new MacBook Pro and has today announced USB-C versions of two of its most popular drives …

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06:35
Elgato reveals Thunderbolt 3 dock with dual 4K...




At the Consumer Electronics Show, accessory manufacturer Elgato has announced its Thunderbolt 3 display, which allows users to connect a pair of 4K displays, in addition to providing some other legacy connectivity options.

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06:30
∞ Apple Music, best of 2016

[VIDEO] This (video in the main Loop post) popped up on Apple’s YouTube channel yesterday. A bit of a greatest hits of 2016, with bits from around the Apple ecosystem.

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06:25
Apple sued over fatal FaceTime crash

BBC News:

An American couple, whose daughter was killed by a driver allegedly using FaceTime on his iPhone, have launched a lawsuit against Apple.

The lawsuit alleges that the firm should have introduced a feature that disabled use of the video-chat application while driving.

It points to a patent for such a feature for drivers filed by Apple in 2008.

And:

The driver involved in the crash – Garrett Wilhelm – drove his SUV into the back of the Modisette family’s vehicle while travelling at high speeds.

The lawsuit documents state that he told police he was using FaceTime at the time of the crash and that the application was still active when police found his phone at the scene.

Mr Wilhelm is facing a jury trial on manslaughter charges in February.

Is Apple responsible for a user using their cell phone while driving? If this lawsuit goes forward, will this be the precedent that triggers a wave of similar lawsuits?

Tricky...

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06:23
CES 2017: Tech Trends

Jeff begins his 2017 CES adventure by taking stock of the overall trends looming over the show: voice recognition, artificial intelligence, and smart homes.

 

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06:12
∞ Nike’s new Kevin Hart Apple Watch commercials

[VIDEO] Start with the video in the main Loop post (the longest of the spots), then, if this spot is your cup of tea, hop over to the Nike YouTube channel to see the rest of the series (7 in all).

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06:01
Apple horse trading in India

Tim Culpan, Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. wants to be able to open its own stores in India. India’s government wants Apple to make iPhones locally. And so the horse-trading begins.

And:

To open single-brand stores, foreign companies must buy 30 percent of their components in-country. Round one of the Apple-India tussle ended with victory for the visitor when officials announced a three-year grace period on that stipulation back in June.

Now round two is underway, with Apple seeking tax concessions, including lower import and manufacturing duties.

And:

That puts the ball back in Apple’s court, with the world’s largest company able to trade its three major assemblers — Foxconn Technology Group, Pegatron Corp. and Wistron Corp. — off against each other. Whichever of the Taiwan trio is most eager and able to take one for the team in India would secure itself huge brownie points in Cupertino.

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06:00
Resolve to learn iOS coding in 2017 with this App...

Whether you're thinking about changing careers or just want to start writing your own apps, there's no better time to get started than now. The Apple World Today Deals Shop has a BIG deal on the 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle for just $59.99.

The bundle consists of 9 courses and tools with a total value of $477.99 that encompass over 250 hours of instruction. You get the following:

  • iOS 10 & Swift 3: From Beginner to Paid Professional
  • CodeRunner 2: A super flexible programming editor
  • Build a Chess Game using iOS 10 & Swift 3
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06:00
News: Daily Deal: The 2017 iOS 10 Complete App...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get The 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle for only $59.99 — that’s 87% off the regular price. With over 250 hours of instruction and a huge array of app templates and tools, this is the bundle to start you on your iOS coding odyssey. Nine different packages can take you from beginner coder to paid professional, with hands-on guides to building games, events apps, social photo apps and more. Get…

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05:59
Elgato’s new Thunderbolt 3 Dock packs two TB3 ports...

Elgato is introducing its new Thunderbolt 3 Dock at CES 2017 this week. The new hardware works with new MacBook Pros and includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports plus various video and audio ports.

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05:59
Elgato debuts Eve Extend for expanding Bluetooth...

Elgato has two new connected home accessories to debuting at CES 2017 this week. Eve Extend is a new solution for expanding Bluetooth range for HomeKit devices, and Eve Aqua is Elgato’s new wireless irrigation controller.

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05:55
Tim Cook named on Forbes 10 most influential current...

David Williams, Forbes:

Steve Jobs is a hard act to follow, but thus far, Tim Cook is doing a tremendous job. Rather than attempt to match the consumer-facing innovations that Jobs had been known for, Cook is forging the future with his own new advances. Unlike Jobs, he can be soft-spoken and unassuming. Once misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, he has become much more cognizant of the challenges his employees and others may face and has become highly involved in charitable causes. One of his famous leadership quotes is the simple but highly insightful remark that “you kind of want to manage a technology company like you’re in the dairy business. If it gets past its freshness date, you have a problem.” He has definitely been instrumental in keeping Apple’s outlook and consumer products vibrant and up to date.

Not really a top 10 list, more a personal list for Williams, but the sentiment rings true. Also on the list, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Melinda Gates, Rupert...

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05:51
Assembly company Wistron looking to expand India...




Recent supply chain reports suggest that once and possibly future iPhone manufacturer Wistron is expanding its efforts in India, possibly as a way to help Apple fulfill local sourcing requirements for future iPhones.

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05:45
Comment: OWC’s ‘DEC’ attachment highlights the...

Amid protests from some professional users of the MacBook Pro that they need the ports Apple dropped from the 2016 models, OWC has announced a solution in the form of a tailor-made accessory called the DEC.

Attaching to the underside of the 2016 MacBook Pro, and said to exactly match both the footprint and the aluminum finish of the machine itself, the DEC adds 4TB of storage, an SD card slot, a Gigabit Ethernet port and an unspecified number of USB-A ports.

One thing really stands out about the DEC …

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05:15
Intel announces new Kaby Lake processors, upgraded...

Over at CES, Intel formally announced its full lineup of 7th-generation Intel Core processors, known as Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake low-power Y-Series and U-Series processors were announced in late August, but today’s unveiling covers notebook and desktop chips that could be destined for many future Apple Macs.

The new processors are built using the “14nm+” process and introduce new optimizations as compared to the previous 14nm Broadwell and Skylake chips.

The company has cited that “Kaby Lake” will bring “double digit productivity performance increases” of up to 20 percent for gaming notebooks and 25 percent for desktops, compared to 2013 Haswell chips from Intel’s prior release cycle. With 4K and 360 degree content, customers can expect up to 65 percent faster performance on notebooks. Enhanced security, a new media engine, and improvements in VR and gaming are all advertised features.

The new 28-watt U-Series chips are appropriate for a future 13-inch MacBook...

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05:00
Rumor: Apple Watch Series 3 to see improvements in...

The rumor mill has spoken and the third-gen Apple Watch won’t see a radical revision, but will apparently focus on battery life and performance.

The reports surfaced from anonymous contacts along the supply line and were reported by the Economic Daily News.

Apple unveiled the second generation of Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 7 in September. Dubbed Series 2, the device features a brighter display, a better processor in the S2 chip, and water resistance, but kept the same design as its predecessor. After testing, it was noted that the battery lasted much longer than the original model, pushing into a third day on a single charge.

The report indicates that Apple is putting a good deal of focus on improving the device’s battery life, albeit it’s that that other areas “will not see much change.” Previous rumors pegged Apple Watch Series 3 for using more energy-efficient micro LED screens rather than OLED.

The report also says Apple is eying a fall 2017...

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04:35
Garmin’s latest in-car satnav units use iPhone...

Garmin has announced new versions of its Garmin Drive range of in-car satellite navigation devices, using Bluetooth connectivity to an iPhone or Android phone to provide additional functionality. Most are available in a choice of 5- and 6.95-inch models, somewhat confusingly indicated by 51 and 61 suffixes.

The entry-level Garmin Drive 51/61 adds free real-time services, such as live traffic, for select models when wirelessly paired with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. After pairing to a smartphone, drivers can also enjoy live parking information from Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider. Parkopedia conveniently provides pricing and availability trends for on-street public parking as drivers approach a destination. Other real-time services such as LiveTrack allow drivers to share their location with friends – a useful feature to track family members or loved ones during a road trip.

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04:30
The VAULT offers extreme iPad protection

The Vault by Pelican ProGear is an extreme protection case for the iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display found. It's geared for the extreme user and the accident-prone alike. 

Despite being chuck full of features that are sure to please, the "guarantee for life" is the showstopper that will make you take a second look. However, picking a case for your iPad is like picking out clothing, you need design, comfort and most importantly, functionality. So is the Vault by Pelican the dressing for your iPad? 

When first opening up the Vault case from the packaging you will notice that you have to unscrew the flush fit stainless steel hex-head machine screws so that you can insert your iPad. This is easy thanks to the hex wrench that in included with your case, as well as extra screws. Once you have taken apart your case and reassembled it, you are ready to go. But it is worth noting that you need to keep up with...

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04:30
I’m expecting AMD’s Vega GPUs to appear in March...

As noted by the Mobile & Apps website, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) dropped a teaser through its official Twitter account for Radeon that says, "New Year. New architecture," referencing to its next-gen Vega GPU architecture. I think these will be available in the March rev of the iMac and, perhaps, a new Mac Pro.

The Vega 10 GPU recently received RRA certification with a Polaris 12 graphics chip. AMD’s next-generation graphics processing units are expected to offer both performance and power efficiency. 

Vega graphics processing units (GPUs) will supposedly support up to 16GB of HBM2 (a high-performance RAM interface for 3D-stacked DRAM from AMD, produce a peak compute performance of 12.5 teraflops, and have a memory bandwidth of 512 GB/s. The Vega GPU with 8 GB of HBM2 is said to deliver performance comparable to the NVIDIA...

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04:06
Apple Watch store-in-a-store in London’s Selfridges...

Upmarket London department store Selfridges has closed its Apple Watch store-within-a-store. The dedicated area was part of its Wonder Room, a room devoted to watches and jewellery and described by the store as ‘a unique destination that plays host to the world’s most desirable brands.’

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03:29
'Link' packs a 2TB SSD and LTE hotspot...

Amidst the CES madness, a company called Fasetto has unveiled a pretty interesting mobile storage product. The Link, first seen in prototype form at CES last year, gives you up to 2TB of storage via an app and WiFi connection to your smartphone, came...

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