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10:47
macOS High Sierra available as a free upgrade

Apple has announced macOS High Sierra, the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update at the Mac App Store.

With macOS High Sierra, Mac users gain new core storage, video and graphics technologies. A new file system — which, alas, doesn’t yet work with Fusion Drives — ensures more efficient and reliable storage, and support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) brings 4K video at lower file sizes.

Metal 2 powers virtual reality content creation, faster performance and more. Apple says the Core ML developer framework makes it easy to create apps with machine learning that predict, learn and become more intelligent. macOS High Sierra also includes a number of refinements to the apps Mac users enjoy everyday, including Photos and Safari.

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06:15
QuickerTek announces Solar PV Chargers for USB Type-C 2015-2017...

QuickerTek (www.quickertek.com) has announced their $399 USB-C MacBook External Battery. Created with Lithium-ion power cells, it sports the USB 3.1 adapter cable necessary to power and charge the 2015-2017 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro.

According to the folks at QuickerTek, it adds up to 18 hours in extra run time for the MacBook and 16 hours for the MacBook Pro. The USB-C MacBook External Battery also charges and powers the laptops simultaneously.

Every battery is shipped with a 120/240 Vac external smart battery recharger and USB-C (3.1) adapter cable, for immediate use. No drivers and no extra cables are needed. It is no longer necessary for users to carry an Apple recharger either. The SB-C MacBook External Battery also includes a USB type 2/3 charging 5.1 VDC at 2A for most USB devices such as iPhones and iPads.

The total recharge time for the battery is two hours....

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04:54
AnyTrans 6.0.1 offers iOS users ways to move data to an iPhone 8/8 Plus

Mobie has announced AnyTrans 6.0.1 (https://www.imobie.com/anytrans/), an update to their utility for Mac and Windows.

Re-designed with the latest algorithms, it helps users clone all data and files including messages, photos, contacts and more to iPhones in just one click. With version 6.0.1, iOS users can now move all data to the iPhone 8/8 Plus from an old iPhone or from an Android phone.

A demo is available for download. Registration is $39.99 for a single user license.

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Sep 22
DRmare M4V Converter for Mac now works perfectly with iTunes 12.7

DRmare Studio has unveiled M4V Converter for Mac, a new version of its DRM decryption tool.

The app allows anyone running iTunes 12.7 to remove DRM protection from all iTunes M4V video files, such as movies, TV episodes, music videos, and iTunes Extras without any obstacle. This version fixes iTunes 12.7 compatibility issues on macOS 10.12 Sierra or lower.

M4V Converter for Mac requires macOS 10.8 or higher. A demo is available for download (http://www.drmare.com/m4v-converter-for-mac/). Registration is $44.95.

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Sep 22
PDF2Office Professional 2017 gets new user interface, more

Recosoft Corp. has launched PDF2Office Professional 2017, the latest release of the macOS tool for converting PDF and Windows XPS to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OmniGraffle. The upgrade is now a fully optimized 64-bit app with a modernized user interface, a new area select tool, and more.

PDF2Office Professional 2017 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $59.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/yd9qx4ah).

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Sep 22
Graphic Converter 10.5 ready for macOS High Sierra

Lemke Software has rolled out GraphicConverter 10.5, an update to their image editing utility for macOS.

The app offers anyone the ability to convert almost any graphic file format into nearly 80 graphic formats. Version 10.5 brings support for the new features of macOS High Sierra, new browser functions, improved RAW import with libraw, horizon correction for open images, extraction of image objects for open images and in batch, and much more.

GraphicConverter 10.5 requires macOS 10.9 or higher. It costs $39.95 and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y78ghhex). GraphicConverter 10.5 is a free update for all customers of version 10.x. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95.

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Sep 22
Default Folder X 5.1.6 is ready for High Sierra

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.1.6 (http://tinyurl.com/2gm24v), an update to their utility for macOS.

Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.1.6 adds support for High Sierra and delivers numerous other improvements.

It requires macOS 10.10 or higher. Default Folder X 5.1.6 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.

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Sep 22
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS High Sierra

Zevrix Solutions has released LinkOptimizer 5.2, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

LinkOptimizer can automatically resize InDesign links to their final dimensions at specific target resolution. The app can also assign colors profiles, perform image adjustments and convert file formats. The new version makes LinkOptimizer a 64-bit app and introduces support for the upcoming macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95 (there’s a “lite” version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2017.

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Sep 22
Paragon Software Group Releases New Edition of Paragon CampTune

Paragon Software Group (PSG) has released a new edition of Paragon CampTune, a utility for redistribution of disk space between HFS+ or APFS (Apple File System) and NTFS partitions on macOS systems.

With just one slider, dual-boot users can instantly allocate more disk space to either macOS or Windows operating systems. Paragon CampTune is the first Paragon macOS product to support Apple’s APFS. The update also offers a host of new features, including System Integrity Protection (SIP) management, which allows users to selectively disable individual parameters for this security option. P

Paragon CampTune is available for $19.95 at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/camptune/ . Current Paragon Camptune X users can buy an upgrade to Paragon CampTune with a 50% discount.

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Sep 21
OWC debuts new USB-C Travel Dock

OWC has announced the OWC USB-C Travel Dock, which lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop or other computer to utilize its five ports of mobile connectivity from a dock small enough to fit in a pocket.

The included USB-C cable provides connectivity to the dock’s five ports for USB devices users need when traveling. It provides connectivity to USB devices through two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports to connect and power two USB devices, so users can have a full tablet and/or phone charge at all times. An HDMI port connects one 4K display, and an SD card slot allows users to access and store photos with one connection.

The OWC USB-C Travel Dock is available from Macsales (http://tinyurl.com/y72ttqyh) and other retailers. It costs $49.99 and comes in gold, silver, space gray, and rose gold.

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Sep 21
DataShredder for macOS revved to version 1.0.4

ProtectStar (www.protectstar.com) has upgraded Data Shredder, their military grade data deletion tool for macOS (10.11 or higher), to version 1.0.4.

The utility deletes data using secure deletion methods that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards. Users drag ’n drop files, folders, volumes or even external devices to the app. Data Shredder then erases any chance for data reconstruction.

Data Shredder for Mac Professional ($19.90) uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder for Mac Military Edition ($29.90) uses those same algorithms. Plus, it makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 (United States Air Force), BSI TL-03423 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06. Each algorithm has been analyzed...

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Sep 21
Suite for Pixelmator Brings New Brushes, Shapes, Gradients, and Styles

Montibus has announced Suite for Pixelmator 2.0, an update to their add-on suite for the Pixelmator image editor for macOS.

It offers more than 1,800 brushes, shapes and gradients for use in the popular Pixelmator image editor. Version 2.0 brings 112 new brushes, 100 new shapes, 50 new gradients, and 10 new styles. The new additions allow users to apply high-quality effects to their images.

Suite for Pixelmator 2.0 costs $9.99 and requires macOS 10.10 or later. It’s available exclusively at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ych83uzn). The Pixelmator app is necessary for using brushes, shapes, gradients and styles.

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Sep 21
PDFConverter for macOS revved to version 5.0

Cisdem has upgraded PDFConverterOCR for Mac to version 5.0.

Cisdem is a PDF Converter with OCR ability that can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents or images into other popular documents (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, Keynote, Pages, and Image) while preserves original tables, text, fonts, images, graphics and hyperlinks. Version 5.0 adds the ability to create PDFs and merge files to PDFs.

Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is available now through the Cisdem website (www.cisdem.com). A demo is available. A single user license of PDFConverterOCR is available for $49.99.

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Sep 20
ProtectStar iLocker Update available to Password-Control Apps on the...

ProtectStar has updated iLocker for Mac to version 1.0.1. The app allows users of shared Macs password protect any app on their computer's hard drive.

Parents can drag and drop apps or files into the iLocker window, set a password, and their selections are protected from unauthorized access by their offspring. The app also supports the MacBook Pro's Touch ID sensor.

iLocker for Mac requires macOS 10.11. It’s available for $19.90 at the ProtectStar website (https://www.protectstar.com/en/).

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Sep 20
Promise Technology releases the Apollo Cloud 2 Duo

Promise Technology is shipping its newest personal storage device, Apollo Cloud 2 Duo, which is available in Apple stores. With enhanced iOS 11 features and no monthly or yearly fees, it gives Apple users the ability to store important data off the Internet onto a secure personal cloud, with all transactions encrypted.
 
TheApollo Cloud 2 Duo houses 8TB of storage capacity. According to the folks at Promise Technologies, you don’t have to know anything about networking or IT to set up your Apollo Cloud because its two-step setup process will have you ready to back up your important documents, photos and videos within minutes. There’s integration with the iOS 11 Files app, as well as drag ’n drop in the operating system update.
 
You can set up your inner circle and assign storage space on your Apollo Cloud Duo to 40 people of your choosing.  Each member can save content on the personal cloud device, and share their files with others via time limited links. ...

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Sep 20
PDFpen 3, PDFpen Pro 3 ready for iOS 11

Smile has released PDFpen 3 and PDFpen Pro 3 for macOS (10.11 and higher). They’re PDF editing apps that allow you to sync documents between devices for editing via iCloud Drive, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneNote.

Version 3 is made for iOS 11, using the new Files interface for document management. The upgrade also support drag and drop in iOS 11.

PDFpen is available for $74.95. PDFpenPro is $124.95. Demo versions are available at the Smile website (https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen).

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Sep 19
Apple rolls out Safari 11 for macOS

Along with a plethora of other updates, Apple has rolled out Safari 11, an update of its web browser for macOS (Sierra and the upcoming High Sierra). It’s a free update at the Mac App Store. The update:

° Stops media with audio from automatically playing on most websites.

°Adds the ability to configure Reader, content blockers, page zoom, and auto-play settings on a per-website basis, or for all websites.

° Improves AutoFill accuracy from Contacts cards.

° Includes updated media controls for HTML video and audio.

° Enhances performance and efficiency.

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Sep 19
watchOS 4 now available for download

Apple has released watchOS 4, featuring a “proactive” Siri watch face, personalized Activity coaching and a new music experience. The update also sports an enhanced Workout app and introduces GymKit, a technology platform that will offer customers connected workouts with cardio equipment.

Siri intelligence extends further into Apple Watch with the new Siri watch face. With each raise of the wrist, the information on the display dynamically updates based on the time of day, daily routines and pertinent data from apps such as Activity, Alarms, Breathe, Calendar, Maps, Reminders and Wallet, as well as headlines from the new Apple News app for Apple Watch, according to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

With watchOS 4, the Activity app delivers “intelligent coaching and tailored encouragement” to help close Activity Rings more often and achieve longer success streaks. Every morning, users will receive a personalized notification if they’re close to earning...

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Sep 19
iOS is now available

iPhone and iPad customers around the world can now update their devices to iOS 11, which brings augmented reality to iOS devices and new professional capabilities improve images in Photos and Camera.

Siri is more natural and useful and a redesigned App Store makes it easier to discover apps and games. The all-new Dock provides quick access to favorite and frequently used apps and documents from any screen and makes it easier to work with multiple apps with Split View and now Slide Over.

Drag ‘n Drop makes moving images, text and files between apps easier than ever using Multi-Touch. And Apple Pencil is more deeply integrated into iPad Pro with support for inline drawing and a new Instant Notes feature that opens Notes from the Lock Screen by simply tapping Apple Pencil on the display.

The all-new Files app provides a central place to access and organize files no matter where they’re located — on iPad or in the cloud with built-in support for iCloud Drive as...

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Sep 19
Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 8.0

Stairways Software has rolled out Keyboard Maestro 8.0, the new version of its automation tool for the Mac.

With it, you can automate almost any repetitive task you do on your Mac—from opening web pages at a specific time to rating iTunes songs. Version 8.0 enhances the editor, expands MIDI support, adds comprehensive AppleScript support, revamps the clipboard switchers, adds Gesture, Cron and Remote triggers, with lots of new actions and additions to the engine, and more.

New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36. Customers with five or more users can contact Stairways Software for a volume discount quote.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro directly from Stairways Software after March 1, 2017, have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 7 prior to March 1, 2017 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8 for $18 until Nov. 19 and for $25 after that date.

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Sep 22
Survey: 90% of parents would use a mobile app to...

TeenSafe, an independent smartphone control and monitoring service for parents, has carried out its first national parent survey on teen distracted driving and technologies and found:

° 40% know a teen involved in a distracted driving accident.

° 91% believe texting and 76% believe using apps or social media are the leading factors in teen distracted driving.

° All respondents would use TeenSafe Control (or other technologies) if it would lower their insurance premiums.

° Almost 68% would install additional hardware in the vehicle to enable the TeenSafe Control App to monitor driver speed, location, etc.

° 77% are unaware of any insurance incentive programs to help prevent distracted driving

"Our goal is to end teen smartphone-related distracted driving," said TeenSafe CEO Ralph Acosta. "The statistics on this issue are unsettling and highlighted in our recent blog post. Our TeenSafe Control App allows parents to disable their teen's phone...

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Sep 22
Mobile phone insurance market will be worth $27...

The global mobile phone insurance market is expected to account for $20.5 billion in revenue by the end of 2017, according to ReportsnReports.com.

The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of approximately 10% over the next three years, eventually accounting for more than $27 billion in revenue by the end of 2020, adds the research group. Many smartphone makers — including Apple, Samsung, HTC, Acer, Motorola Mobility and Xiaomi — already offer their own branded protection plans across multiple countries, and others are expected to follow suit. By the end of 2020, such branded plans will account for a market worth nearly $4.5 billion, says ReportsnReports.

In an effort to boost the uptake of their mobile phone insurance plans, mobile operators and insurance providers have extensively enhanced their offerings with a number of differentiating features such as multi-device coverage, integrated device security apps, prioritized...

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Sep 22
Mobile phone insurance market will be worth $27...

The global mobile phone insurance market is expected to account for $20.5 billion in revenue by the end of 2017, according to ReportsnReports.com.

The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of approximately 10% over the next three years, eventually accounting for more than $27 billion in revenue by the end of 2020, adds the research group. Many smartphone makers — including Apple, Samsung, HTC, Acer, Motorola Mobility and Xiaomi — already offer their own branded protection plans across multiple countries, and others are expected to follow suit. By the end of 2020, such branded plans will account for a market worth nearly $4.5 billion, says ReportsnReports.

In an effort to boost the uptake of their mobile phone insurance plans, mobile operators and insurance providers have extensively enhanced their offerings with a number of differentiating features such as multi-device coverage, integrated device security apps, prioritized...

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Sep 21
Dell, ASUS see solid year-over-year growth in the PC...

Worldwide PC monitor shipments totaled 28.5 million units in 2Q17, according to IDC. While the shipment total represented a decline of 6.4% over the prior year, some of the market softness can be attributed to a strong second quarter in 2016 (2Q16), presenting the most recently closed quarter with a challenging comparison, adds the research group.

However, market consternations persist. For starters, the 28.5 million units shipped also represents a sequential decline of 1.2%, the first sequential decline for a second calendar quarter since 2014. A sequential decline in a mid-year quarter is typically the outcome of digestion of excess inventory, which is troubling given that 1Q17 also opened in the red.

Still, IDC says that “optimism abounds,” particularly around replacements of old monitors approaching end of life. Strong back-to-school and holiday seasons should prop the market up, and as such, IDC has revised its forecast for the second half of 2017 from -2.8%...

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Sep 21
DRG PC forecast increased to 3% annually to 2021

Daniel Research Group (DRG) says three key causal factors will influence the personal computing and communications market over the next five years.

The research group expects desktop and mobile PC shipments to be slightly down this year (-0.6%), it anticipates healthy growth in 2018 (5.3%) before the economic slow-down moderates growth in 2019-2020 (1.6%, 1.9%), followed by a return to higher growth (5.7%) in 2020 as the economy recovers. Over the same period, mobile phones shipments will continue slow growth in line with historic rates, while tablets shipments will fall sharply losing share to mobile PCs and smartphones, says DRG.

"The average age of the personal computing device installed base has reached historic high,” says President Stephen Daniel. “Newer models better meeting users expanding content delivery, capture, and creation needs will replace many of these PCs and Tablets.  We expect replacement rates to accelerate for the next two years, flatten during...

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Sep 20
Enterprise WLAN market sees stronger growth in second...

According to IDC, the combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments grew 2.5% year over year in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), finishing at $2.37 billion.

The research group added that the enterprise segment grew 9.4% year over year in 2Q17 to reach $1.48 billion. In the enterprise segment, annualized growth in 2Q17 was comparable to that of 2Q16, when year-over-year growth also registered at 9.4%.

IDC believes that a steady stream of upgrades to the 802.11ac standard as part of the digital transformation (DX) of the enterprise contributed heavily to the 2Q17 growth. The 802.11ac standard now accounts for 84.5% of dependent access point unit shipments and 92.1% of dependent access point revenues, up from 70.9% and 84.7% in 1Q17. This significant sequential jump points to a continued trend of 802.11n obsolescence, which is expected to be nearly complete by the end of 2018.

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Sep 20
UTM, firewall growth drive security appliance market...

According to IDC, the total security appliance market saw positive growth in both vendor revenue and unit shipments for the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17).

Worldwide vendor revenues in the second quarter increased 9.2% year over year to $3.0 billion and shipments grew 7.0% year over year to 706,186 units, notes the research group. The trend for growth in the worldwide market driven by the Unified Threat Management (UTM) sub-market continues, with UTM reaching record-high revenues of $1.6 billion in 2Q17 and year-over-year growth of 16.8%, the highest growth among all sub-markets.

The UTM market now represents more than 50% of worldwide revenues in the security appliance market. The Firewall and Content Management sub-markets also had positive year-over-year revenue growth in 2Q17 with gains of 9.5% and 6.4%, respectively. The Intrusion Detection and Prevention and Virtual Private Network (VPN) sub-markets experienced weakening revenues in the quarter with year-over-...

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Sep 19
Wrist wearables market gaining momentum

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is the growing niche market for wrist wearables, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

The popularity of wrist wearables has been growing to a large extent in the global smart wearables market, adds the research group. Apart from smartwatches and fitness bands, the vendors in the market are focusing on the development and manufacture of various other wrist wearables, including bracelets and tags.

According to Research and Markets, one of the major drivers for this market is compatibility with other electronic devices. One of the most significant features of a smartwatch is its ability to connect with several devices such as TVs, media players, headsets, smartphones, laptops, point-of-sale devices, and several other devices that have Bluetooth and NFC connectivity capabilities. Currently, smartwatches can be...

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Sep 18
Nearly 40% of consumers would switch insurance...

Parks Associates has announced new research showing that nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households with an insurance policy would switch providers in order to obtain smart home products as part of a new insurance service.

The research group also notes that more than 80% of those likely to switch insurance providers are also likely to purchase smart home products with prevention features.

"Insurance companies that are prepared to enter the IoT space will be able to capture new market share by luring consumers already in the market for smart home devices," said Brad Russell, senior analyst, Parks Associates. "Some innovative insurers are already offering free or subsidized smart home devices in marketing efforts, but they will need to make investments in order to have the technological capabilities to collect and leverage the data to realize the full value of these devices. Both short- and long-term benefits in new services and customers will make these worthwhile.”

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Sep 18
Most Internet users lack basic cybersecurity practice

NordVPN (www.nordvpn.com), a VPN service provider, has conducted a National Privacy Test – a survey of almost 5,000 respondents in English-speaking countries, which has determined that, on average, Internet users are not aware of basic online security rules. The average rate of correct answers was 44 out of 100, showing some dangerous gaps in general public’s cybersecurity knowledge.
 
“We understand that privacy tools can sometimes be overwhelming,” said Marty P. Kamden, CMO of NordVPN. “Therefore, our goal is to find major weaknesses in cybersecurity knowledge of average Internet users and to show them the privacy tools used by experts. Moreover, we want to help people realize that significantly enhancing their security is not that complicated and can be done in few clicks. We have also noticed that even though people seem to know the answers to many questions, they do not apply their knowledge in practice....

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Reviews and Kool Tools

Enblue Technology’s (us.enbluetec.com) EVOLUS 3 Qi is a multi-docking station with wireless charging, for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It will charge the iPad and Apple Watch, as well. EVOLUS 3 Qi integrates a Qi... Read more »
Autonomous (www.autonomous.ai) has launched its SmartDesk 3, an AI-powered standing desk. It’s the first desk that enables you to work smarter by taking care of the everyday tasks. Standard in all traditional motorized... Read more »
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker (https://www.elcomsoft.com/eppb.html), Elcomsoft’s forensic extraction tool. has been updated to version 8.0 with support for local and cloud backups, data and cloud passwords produced by iPhones... Read more »
Renogy’s $1,799 Lycan Powerbox is now available. It’s a personal energy solution that’s solar powered. Quiet, efficient and pollution-free, the Lycan is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. The folks at Renogy say it’... Read more »

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Monday September 25

12:53
Apple updates the iBooks Author app to version 2.6

Apple has has updated its iBooks Author app to version 2.6. It’s available for free at the Mac App Store for macOS 10.11 or higher.

iBooks is a free ebook app that allows you to read publications purchased at the iBook Store. iBooks Author lets you create iBooks textbooks (as well as other types of books) for the iPad and Mac. Version 2.6 allows you to:

  • Add images and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser or drag and drop.
  • Adds support for wide color gamut images.
  • Offers performance and stability improvements.
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12:45
Admin console

 September 25, 2017 12:45:00 PM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Admin console. We will provide more information shortly.

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12:15
Get Free Bitcoins from 50 Faucets That Pay

Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: Added new faucets to the confirmed list, two new faucets we’re testing, and reordered the tables. – Bryan]


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12:07
Here’s a Direct Link to Download macOS High Sierra

Here’s a direct link to download macOS High Sierra. If you haven’t already installed High Sierra, it won’t be showing up in Software Update in the Mac App Store, but this direct link will let you download and install macOS High Sierra. Check out John Martellaro’s Installation guide for more info on installing Apple’s newest Mac operating system.


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11:52
macOS High Sierra Performs a Weekly EFI Security...

Most people probably won’t see this dialog box though. It will only appear if your Mac thinks something fishy is going on.


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11:36
iBooks Author for Mac updated with wide color gamut...

Apple’s iBooks Author app has been updated for the first time since last year following the release of macOS High Sierra. The new version introduces an improvement to working with photos and videos as well as wide color gamut support.

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11:34
Siri Web Search Will Switch to Google From Bing

Now the Siri web search results will be the same, whether you search from Safari, Siri, or Search in iOS. The new changes will start rolling out at 9AM PT/12PM ET.


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11:32
Time Machine and APFS: What You Need to Know

To make a long story short, everything should work fine for most users, with just a few “gotchas” to be aware of.


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11:26
Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine...




While marquee features like APFS have stolen most of the spotlight, Apple has implemented significant improvements to Safari with the goal of making a user's time with it easier, and less annoying.

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11:21
Preparation Guide For macOS High Sierra Installation

Here’s everything you need to know before upgrading to macOS High Sierra.


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11:07
Review: Alpine iLX-107 delivers the future of...

Apple introduced Wireless CarPlay support two years ago with iOS 9, and this year the untethered version of Apple’s infotainment feature is starting to hit the market. Just as wired CarPlay is becoming standard in nearly all new cars, BMW has become the only auto maker to support Wireless CarPlay standard in new models.

But what if you’re not shopping for a new BMW? That’s where Alpine can help with the new iLX-107 receiver (from $695, reg. $900) that adds Wireless CarPlay to the car you already drive for under $1000.

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11:03
Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds a bigger battery...

Enlarge (credit: iFixit)

After breaking apart Apple’s new iPhone 8 last week, popular gadget repair site iFixit released a teardown of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 on Monday.

Given that the just-released wearable looks a great deal like its predecessor—big red dot aside—it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it doesn’t have many major changes on the inside. There’s a new suite of RF chips presumably in place to handle LTE connectivity and a “slightly modified” charging coil to support Qi wireless chargers. But for the most part, the Series 3 is laid out similarly to...

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10:46
Sony's Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft...


Microsoft has learned a lot of very hard lessons over the last couple of decades, and it continues to surprise and annoy me that other firms seem to have the suicidal tendency to learn the same lessons the hard way. My view is that it is far better and cheaper to avoid the mistakes of others, but firms like Apple, Google and, most recently, Sony seem to want to cherry-pick past Microsoft disasters and experience them first hand. The latest issue has to do with interoperability and millennials.

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10:42
Get Ready for macOS High Sierra – TMO Daily...

John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to help you get ready for macOS High Sierra.


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10:40
Winclone: Backup your Boot Camp partition [Sponsor]

Thanks to Twocanoes Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. If you are upgrading to High Sierra and have a Boot Camp partition, check out Winclone 6. Winclone 6 is the ideal Mac App for backing up your Boot Camp partition. You spent a ton of time getting your Windows setup just right, and Winclone makes sure that you can always get back to that same setup. Winclone creates a exact clone of your Boot Camp partition, including all Windows system files, applications, and data. If you have a failed update, bad drive, or ransomware attack in Windows, you just restore your Winclone backup and you are back up and running.

Get 50% off Winclone 6 with code WCLOOPHS through Sept 30th.

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10:25
Google and Levi’s ‘Commuter Trucker Jacket with...

Karissa Bell, writing for Mashable:

After more than two years of testing, Jacquard, the company’s
project to embed technology into clothes, is ready to launch.
The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google
(yes, that’s actually what it’s called), is now on sale in
select stores.

And while it’s easy to roll your eyes at the idea of a $350 jacket
that comes with its own app, Jacquard is more than a gimmick.
After a few days of wearing Levi’s Jacquard jacket, I’m more
convinced than ever that the future of wearable tech lies not in
tiny screens on our wrists, but in the stuff we’re already
wearing. […]

Which gets at one of the other appeals of reinventing wearables as
actual clothes
: convenience. One of my...

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10:16
∞ Greatest trick plays in Football history

There are some good plays in here.

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10:11
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra

It’s time to grease up your internet pipes because macOS High Sierra is ready for download.


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10:06
macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” now available

Mac users who are feeling brave can now upgrade to macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”, as the upgrade has just become available on the Mac App Store. Note that it may take a few hours for High Sierra to be visible on the Mac App Store depending on where you are located. 

Many readers have told us that they’re going to wait a few weeks or months before upgrading from Sierra due to concerns about the implementation of APFS on different Macs (SSD-equipped MacBooks vs. Fusion Drive iMacs, for example) and the dearth of “must-have” new features in High Sierra. 

Having used High Sierra on a MacBook Pro for almost a month, I can say that it’s stable, fast, and very familiar to anyone who has used Sierra. As long as you have followed our instructions on preparing for the High Sierra upgrade, you should have little or no problems installing the upgrade and recovering from issues if things don’t go...

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10:05
Apple tops Interbrand’s 2017 Best Global Brands list

Interbrand has named Apple, Google, and Microsoft as the three most valuable brands in its 2017 Best Global Brands ranking, with technology as the dominant sector.

For five consecutive years, Apple and Google hold the top positions. Apple’s brand value grew by 3% to $184,154 million, as Google’s brand value grew by 6% to $141,703 million. Microsoft jumps into #3, as one of sixteen brands with double-digit percent growth. Following Coca-Cola at #4, sits Amazon, Samsung, Toyota, and Facebook, which breaks into the Top 10 for the first-time at #8. Mercedes-Benz, and IBM round out the Top 10.

Interbrand’s 18th annual report “analyzes how brands grow in a changing world, showing that using technology at scale to deliver intimate human experiences, will help drive economic growth value.” The Top 100 brands have a combined total value of $1,871,730 million, an increase of 4.2% from 2016. For the complete Top 100 ranking and the report with comprehensive analysis of growth,...

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10:00
Apple switching from Bing to Google for Siri, Search...

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, iOS Search and macOS Spotlight from Bing to Google, reports TechCrunch.

“Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari,” Apple said in a statement. “We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible.”

Last month Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi Jr. told clients that Google will pay Apple $3 billion this year to remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads. Google paid Apple $1 billion for the privilege in 2014. The Google licensing payments are mostly profit for Apple. Bernstein estimates the payments could...

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09:58
Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS,...




High Sierra has arrived for all users, and brings the Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, while introducing support for a variety of other standards such as HEVC video, HEIF image encoding, and Apple's Metal 2 graphics platform supporting technology like external GPUs.

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Monday September 25

11:32
macOS High Sierra Vulnerability Allegedly Allows Malicio...

macOS High Sierra, released to the public today, could be impacted by a major security flaw that could allow a hacker to steal the usernames and passwords of accounts stored in Keychain.

As it turns out, unsigned apps on macOS High Sierra (and potentially earlier versions of macOS) can allegedly access the Keychain info and display plaintext usernames and passwords without a user's master password.

Security researcher and ex-NSA analyst Patrick Wardle tweeted about the vulnerability early this morning and shared a video of the exploit in action.

on High Sierra (unsigned) apps can programmatically dump & exfil keychain (w/ your plaintext passwords)🍎🙈😭 vid: https://t.co/36M2TcLUAn...

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10:05
Apple's Siri to Switch from Bing to Google for Sear...

Apple's Siri to Switch from Bing to Google for Searches

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09:58
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra With Apple File System,...

Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS High Sierra, to the public. macOS High Sierra is a free download that's available today for everyone who has a compatible Mac.

macOS High Sierra can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store. Some users are seeing an error that prevents installation, so the update may still be propagating. macOS High Sierra is compatible with all Macs able to run Sierra, with a full list below:

2009 and Later

- iMac (Late 2009)

- MacBook (Late 2009)

2010 and Later

- MacBook Air (Late 2010)

- MacBook Pro (Mid 2010)

- Mac mini (Mid 2010)

- Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

macOS High Sierra is designed to improve on the previous macOS Sierra operating...

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09:25
Apple Drops Bing Search Engine Results for Siri and Spot...

Starting today, Apple search results from Siri and Spotlight on Mac and iOS will be provided by Google rather than Microsoft's Bing. Apple announced the news in a statement that was given to TechCrunch this morning, claiming consistency across iOS and Mac devices is the reason behind the switch.

"Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari," reads an Apple statement sent this morning. "We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible."Prior to this morning, all results from a search conducted on Spotlight using Finder on Mac or the swipe down search bar on iOS were Bing search results, as was all search...

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07:32
TrueDepth Camera System is Primary Reason for Slow iPhon...

Following a report claiming Apple's suppliers are shipping only about 40 percent of the components originally planned for initial production of the iPhone X, a new report suggests the TrueDepth camera is the primary bottleneck.

The word comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said the facial recognition system is "far more complex" than those on competing devices, which is making it challenging for Apple to achieve mass production.

An excerpt from Kuo's research note obtained by MacRumors:TrueDepth camera may be main production bottleneck of iPhone X ramp. The 3D sensing (TrueDepth camera) on iPhone X is composed of a structured-light system, time-of-flight system and a front-facing camera, which represents a far more complex structure than those of rivals. It will therefore be harder to achieve mass production. While we project iPhone X will see...

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07:19
Apple Submits New Apple Store Design for Stockholm Swede...

Last week Patently Apple presented a photo of Apple's Michigan Avenue store near to opening on the Chicago river and today we learn that Apple has revised their store plans for a new store in Stockholm that has a water fountain view as noted in our cover graphic.

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07:02
iPhone X Production Supposedly Going Much Slower Than Ap...

Apple has instructed some of its suppliers to slow down delivery of iPhone X components, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes.

The report, citing unnamed sources from within Apple's supply chain, claims the suppliers are now shipping only about 40 percent of the components originally planned for the initial production of the iPhone X.

Apple is allegedly waiting to see how many iPhone X pre-orders it receives, and monitoring how well the already-released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sell, before fully ramping up production overseas.

However, the report mentions some suppliers still need to step up production to meet the 40 percent requirement due to low yield rates at their production lines, which is the more likely reason for the slowdown.

Essentially, since some suppliers are manufacturing iPhone X parts more slowly than others, Apple could be capping shipments from all...

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06:39
Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup Said to Gain LCD Model W...

Apple's lineup of iPhones next year will introduce a larger-screened LCD model, measuring more than 6 inches, according to a report today by The Bell (via The Korea Herald). It's unclear whether this size will be an additional offering to the current LCD iPhone lineup (including 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models), or if it's replacing these sizes completely.

In May we heard the first rumor about Apple's 2018 iPhones, which at the time focused solely on the OLED versions and did not mention the LCD models. This rumor stated that the devices would come in 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch OLED screen sizes. A subsequent report by ETNews suggested that Apple had ditched the small 5.28-inch size and moved to focus on 5.85-inch and 6.46-...

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06:00
The Toshiba Deal with Bain Capital may have to be restru...

Last Thursday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Official Announcement and more Details on the Sale of Toshiba Memory Corp to Pangea formed by Bain." Our report covered two PDFs from Toshiba. The first first was titled 'Notice on the sales of Toshiba Memory Corporation' while the other was titled 'Notice on the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders." What came out of that board meeting angered SK Hynix and now Toshiba is telling the banks that their chip deal may be delayed because Apple has yet to approve their end.

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05:09
Rumor Claims Apple may introduce a new third iPhone Mode...

In late August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Rumored to be introducing 5.85" and 6.46" OLED iPhone 9 Models next year with a possible new Third Model." The report hinted that the third iPhone model could support OLED. Today another strange supply chain rumor confirms the two larger OLED models are on tap for 2018 but saying that the third iPhone model would actually offer a 6" LCD display.

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05:00
iPhone 8 Adoption Expectedly Lower After First Weekend o...

New data shows iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus adoption was lower than previous models over the first three days of availability.

During the first weekend of sales, the devices combined for an estimated 0.7 percent market share of all iPhone models, the lowest since the iPhone 5s in 2013, according to mobile engagement platform Localytics.

With an estimated 0.4 percent market share, the iPhone 8 Plus recorded higher first weekend adoption than any Plus-sized iPhone ever, as demand continues to shift towards the larger 5.5-inch smartphone.

It is important to note the data does not represent actual sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but measures users who have received the devices and started using one of the 37,000 apps integrated with the Localytics SDK.

The slow start for the iPhone 8...

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04:59
Apple Watch Series 3 Teardown Reveals Larger Battery and...

iFixit has completed a teardown of the Apple Watch Series 3, which has a virtually identical form factor as previous models.

The display is unchanged from the Series 2, with one key difference being that it now functions as a multifrequency antenna for cellular. Series 3 models support LTE and UMTS, according to Apple's tech specs.

The battery in the 38mm model with GPS + Cellular has a capacity of 279 mAh at 3.82V, or 1.07 watt hours, which is only a slight increase of about 3.8 percent over the 38mm Series 2 model without cellular.

Apple said Series 3 models with cellular get up to 18 hours of battery life, including four hours of LTE and 14 hours of connection to an iPhone via Bluetooth. Series 2 models are also rated to last...

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04:37
Questionable Rumor Claims Apple is telling iPhone X Comp...

The media tried to make out that the iPhone 8 is a loser because of smaller iPhone line-ups on Friday and Bloomberg isn't helping any with their Sunday report titled "iPhone Dissappointment Hammers Suppliers, Fuels Taiwan Outflows." Yet, isn't what we're reading of late really reactionary rather than fact?

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04:09
Several iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Owners Report Hearing '...

Several MacRumors readers who purchased Apple's new iPhone 8 Plus have reported hearing intermittent crackling noises while taking calls on the device. MacRumors forum member vask first posted about the issue on Friday and a number of iPhone 8 Plus owners from Australia, the U.S., and across Europe have since contributed to the thread describing similar experiences.

According to iPhone 8 Plus owners, "very annoying" static sounds can sometimes be heard from the handset's earpiece during regular cellular calls, but the issue doesn't occur when using headphones or if speaker phone is enabled, which could indicate a software issue rather than a speaker defect. The audible crackling has also been reported when using FaceTime, increasing suspicions that the problem doesn't lie with network carriers. Forum member...

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03:24
Intel's 8th Gen 6-Core Desktop PCs will hit the mar...

Patently Apple posted two reports (One and Two) on August 21 covering Intel's news on their all-new 6-core 8th gen processors coming to market this fall. On Sunday Intel announced that its new family of 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors will be available for purchase in stores and online beginning Oct. 5, 2017. If your home or company supports a mixed environment, then gamers and content creators can begin to plan for the new system entering the market in October. For Mac only fans, Intel is saying that new general purpose 8th gen processors will be coming to market ...

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Sunday September 24

08:29
Are the Reports pouncing on the smaller Lines outside Ap...

When Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007 there were line-ups around block at every Apple Store with hungry fans wanting to be one of the first to get their hands on the revolutionary smartphone. It was nothing short of a phenomenon. Fast forward to the iPhone 8 being launched on Friday and the Apple Store in Los Angeles only had a handful of Apple fans in the early morning. But is the metric of the lineup outside Apple stores as a measure for iPhone demand even relevant in 2017?

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06:51
Our Sunday Report Covers Apple's 'Core ML...

Earlier this week Apple Legal filed for the 'Core ML' trademark in London, England. Apple introduced 'Core ML' (Machine Learning) at this year's WWDC event in June. Apple's Gaurav Kapoor was the engineer who gave the session on Apple's Machine Learning as presented in full in our report. This is a key framework for Apple developers.

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05:33
Forbes 100 Greatest Business Minds List Snubbed Apple...

Forbes published the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds list which includes some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley except Tim Cook.

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Saturday September 23

05:43
More Patents are fulfilled as Apple's iOS 11 introd...

Apple's iOS 11 introduces indoor maps for the first time. Whether you’re going on a new adventure or just searching for the nearest coffee shop, Maps makes all your journeys smoother. From indoor maps to lane guidance arrows, it’s easier than ever to get around. Apple's indoor mapping project began as early as 2013 with Apple having s a number of patents on record supporting this new service which has now come to life.

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04:27
Singapore Land Transit will begin Testing Apple Pay in Q...

It was reported earlier this month that commuters in Singapore would soon be able to use their mobile phones to pay for public transport ...

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Monday September 25

10:00
macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Now Available

macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Now Available

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10:00
macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Now Available

macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Now Available

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06:00
A new vision for intelligent communications in...

Today’s post was written by Lori Wright, general manager for Microsoft Teams and Skype product marketing.

Today at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida, we introduced a new vision for intelligent communications, transforming calling and meeting experiences for people and organizations around the world. Intelligent communications go beyond traditional unified communications, enabling you to complete tasks more efficiently with minimal context switching, participate in more productive meetings that cover the entire meeting lifecycle, and better manage your everyday communications overload.

Microsoft Teams is core to our vision for intelligent communications—bringing together conversations, meetings, files, Office apps, and third-party integrations—to provide a single hub for teamwork in Office 365. Teams is now being used by over 125,000 organizations across the world in just six months since its launch. Its strong...

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06:00
VCA creates a welcoming environment and boosts...

Today’s post was written by Brandon Antin, vice president of Social Responsibility and Innovation at VCA.

If there’s one thing the more than 25,000 VCA employees know, it’s that we’re a pet-friendly work environment. In fact, I bring my rescue dog, Charlee, to work with me every day. I wanted to build on that idea of a welcoming workplace based on common corporate knowledge to promote a more connected culture among team members at our more than 815 veterinary hospitals across North America. When you have different cultures across such a large area, something as simple as understanding the common threads that bind everyone together is challenging. Today, we’re using Office 365 as our communication and collaboration platform to create an environment where everyone can share...

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06:00
All workers welcome with Microsoft 365

Today’s post was written by Bryan Goode, general manager for Office 365.

Today at Microsoft Ignite, we unveiled a new vision for empowering Firstline Workers in the digital age and introduced Microsoft 365 F1—a new offering that brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security to deliver a complete, intelligent solution to empower all workers.

The modern workplace requires companies to meet new employee expectations, connect a more distributed workforce, and provide the tools that allow all employees to create, innovate, and work together to solve customer and business problems. A truly modern workplace brings out the best in employee ingenuity, creates a culture of innovation and action, and welcomes and empowers all workers from the executive team to the Firstline Workforce.

Firstline Workers comprise the majority of our global workforce. Numbering two billion people worldwide, they are the people behind the counter, on the...

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06:00
Advancing intelligence, management, and security to...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

Building on our vision for the modern workplace, today at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, we’re announcing the expansion of Microsoft 365 as well as a number of new product capabilities that empower everyone to be creative and work together, securely.

Expanding Microsoft 365 to new audiences

In July, we announced Microsoft 365, which brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, delivering a complete, intelligent, and secure solution to empower employees. It represents a fundamental shift in how we design, build, and bring our products to market to address customer needs for a modern workplace. Starting October 1, 2017, we...

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Friday September 22

09:00
New Office 365 app launcher and Office.com help you...

More than ever before, users expect an unparalleled productivity experience on the web. As we continue to expand the broad set of online productivity tools available to Office 365 customers, we are also committed to improving the experiences that help you understand, navigate, and collaborate across the entire Office 365 ecosystem.

Today, we’re announcing a redesigned web experience for Office.com, an easy-to-remember URL to help you sign in to Office 365 and get to all your apps, documents, sites, and people. We’ve also simplified the Office 365 app launcher to help you open and switch between your web apps easier. Finally, we’re introducing the new Office 365 gallery to provide Office 365 users with personalized information about the apps, tools, and services already in their subscription.

Get started faster with Office.com

Office.com is the fastest and easiest way to get started with Office 365—by getting to your favorite app quickly, opening your Office...

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Thursday September 21

09:44
Use the Apple TV Remote app

Learn how to use the Apple TV Remote app to control your Apple TV.

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Wednesday September 20

09:00
Personal finance—lessons learned from an online shop

Mastering personal finances can often start with something as simple as holding a garage sale or opening an online shop. Keeping track of what it takes to manage sales helps you figure out what’s needed to make sure your own finances stay in order.

Sisters Devin, Quinn, and Alexis decided to try their luck with an online shop when they were left with a house full of antiques after their grandmother passed away. They started Bachelor’s Button Vintage to sell all the marvelous old things they inherited but didn’t need.

Each sister brought her unique skills to running the online store. Quinn, a teacher, used her writing skills to write product descriptions. Photographer Alexis lent her ability to create great shots needed for their items,...

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09:00
Newly Streamlined App Ratings

Now it’s quicker and easier for users to see your app's rating, with just one summary rating that displays on your product page. This summary rating is based on ratings of your app's current version as of September 19 (Pacific Time), and is specific to each territory on the App Store. New ratings will continue to count towards this summary, and you can choose to reset your summary rating when you release a new version of your app. Customer reviews for all versions of your app will continue to display on your product page.

Learn about Ratings, Reviews, and Responses.

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09:00
Newly Streamlined App Ratings

Now it’s quicker and easier for users to see your app's rating, with just one summary rating that displays on your product page. This summary rating is based on ratings of your app's current version as of September 19 (Pacific Time), and is specific to each territory on the App Store. New ratings will continue to count towards this summary, and you can choose to reset your summary rating when you release a new version of your app. Customer reviews for all versions of your app will continue to display on your product page.

Learn about Ratings, Reviews, and Responses.

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07:24
Dates Now Available For ACES Conference 2018

ACES Conference will be held May 9th to 10th of 2018, just as the ground is fully thawing out in the home of the Wire, Baltimore, Maryland. It’ll be real. It’ll be fun. It’ll be real fun. And after taking the 2017 conference off, I’ll be back there in 2018 to join in the fun. Now I just need to finish my book on consulting before then (I’m like half way there, and winters in Minnesota give a lot of writing opportunities)…

The post Dates Now Available For ACES Conference 2018 appeared first on krypted.com.

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Tuesday September 19

13:40
Higher Limit for Over-the-Air Downloads

We’ve increased the cellular download limit from 100 MB to 150 MB, letting customers download more apps from the App Store over their cellular network.

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13:40
Higher Limit for Over-the-Air Downloads

We’ve increased the cellular download limit from 100 MB to 150 MB, letting customers download more apps from the App Store over their cellular network.

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12:00
The All-new App Store is Here

The App Store has grown beyond anything we could have ever imagined. And now, with daily stories by our editors, a dedicated Games tab, lists for all kinds of apps, and much more, this beautiful new design provides an amazing place to highlight your incredible work — and help customers discover new apps and games.

Share Your Presence
Join us in celebrating your app on the new App Store by promoting your updated product page. Simply download the marketing toolkit and share your app or game with the world.

Download the marketing toolkit.

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12:00
The All-new App Store is Here

The App Store has grown beyond anything we could have ever imagined. And now, with daily stories by our editors, a dedicated Games tab, lists for all kinds of apps, and much more, this beautiful new design provides an amazing place to highlight your incredible work — and help customers discover new apps and games.

Share Your Presence
Join us in celebrating your app on the new App Store by promoting your updated product page. Simply download the marketing toolkit and share your app or game with the world.

Download the marketing toolkit.

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10:00
New Downloads Now Available

Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 (9A235)
  • iOS 11 (15A372)
  • watchOS 4 (15R372)
  • tvOS 11 (15J381)


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10:00
New Downloads Now Available

Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 (9A235)
  • iOS 11 (15A372)
  • watchOS 4 (15R372)
  • tvOS 11 (15J381)


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09:00
Take control of your personal brand with Office

These days—with so many social media channels competing for our attention—creating a personal brand is the best way to stand out from that vast crowd vying for attention online. According to Mel Carson of Seattle-based Delightful Communications, crafting your personal brand statement can help you take control of where you want your career to go.

Mel has helped everyone from pet groomers to Fortune 500 CEOs develop their personal brands. “A personal brand statement is your shopfront to the hundreds of people looking to hire, partner, and connect with you,” says Mel. “Spend some time crafting your personal brand statement properly and it will stand you in good stead until the day you retire.”

“Find your mission—having a mission in the public domain acts as a signpost and filter as well as gives personal accountability,” says Mel...

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08:37
Episode 51 of the MacAdmins Podcast with Ed Marczak
08:02
About the security content of iOS 11

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.

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07:33
About the security content of Xcode 9

This document describes the security content of Xcode 9.

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Sunday sale: 13-inch 3.1GHz MacBook Pros for...
Amazon has 2017 13″ 3.1GHz MacBook Pros on sale today for up to $150 off MSRP, each including free shipping: – 13″ 3.1GHz/256GB Space Gray MacBook Pro (MPXV2LL/A): $1649.99 $150 off MSRP – 13″ 3.1GHz... Read more
Looking for a 2017 12″ Retina MacBook? Save $...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2017 12″ Retina MacBooks available for $200-$240 off the cost of new models. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and shipping is free.... Read more
Apple Offering Up To $455 Credit Toward iPhon...
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available at the Apple Store, and you can receive up to $375 credit toward a new iPhone purchase when you trade in your eligible smartphone. Photo Courtesy Apple Just... Read more
AnyTrans Offers iOS Users Three Ways For Movi...
iMobie Inc. today announceed AnyTrans v6.0.1, which now can help iOS users move all data to iPhone 8/8 Plus seamlessly. The software is available both on Mac and Windows and fully able to move all... Read more
Snag a 13-inch 2.3GHz MacBook Pro for $100 of...
B&H Photo has 2017 13″ 2.3GHz MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for $100 off MSRP, each including free shipping plus NY & NJ sales tax only: – 13-inch 2.3GHz/128GB Space Gray MacBook... Read more
Verizon offers new iPhone 8 for $100-$300 off...
Verizon is offering the new iPhone 8 for up to $300 off MSRP with an eligible trade-in: • $300 off: iPhone 6S/6S Plus/7/7 Plus, Google Pixel XL, LG G6, Moto Z2 Force, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge/S8/S8... Read more
Apple Refurbished 2017 13-inch MacBook Pros a...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2017 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros in stock today and available for $200-$300 off MSRP. A standard Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is... Read more
OWC USB-C Travel Dock with 5 Ports Connectivi...
OWC have announced the new OWC USB-C Travel Dock, the latest addition to their line of connectivity solutions. The USB-C Travel Dock lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop... Read more

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Data Engineer - *Apple* Media Products - Ap...
Job Summary Apple is seeking a highly skilled data engineer to join the Data Engineering team within Apple Media Products. AMP (home to Apple Music, App Read more
Development Operations and Site Reliability E...
Development Operations and Site Reliability Engineer, Apple Payment Gateway Job Number: 57572631 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jul. 27, 2017 Read more
Development Operations and Site Reliability E...
Development Operations and Site Reliability Engineer, Apple Payment Gateway Job Number: 57572631 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jul. 27, 2017 Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Instructional Designer, *Apple* Product Doc...
Job Summary The Apple Product Documentation team is looking for an instructional designer or a video editor to write user documentation for its professional video Read more
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