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Apr 03
Apple posts first public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4

Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvO 11.4, both of which add support for AirPlay 2.

AirPlay 2 is Apple’s followup to the original AirPlay Wi-Fi-based music playback standard. While Sonos popularized Wi-Fi-based multi-room audio playback, Bluetooth became ubiquitous, and multi-platform Wi-Fi audio standards spread in popularity, Apple lacked a competing story until AirPlay 2.

Messages in iCloud is also back in the iOS 11.4 beta. It allows you to store your iMessages in iCloud.

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Apr 03
iMobie PhoneRescue can now recover forgotten iTunes backup passwords

iMobie says its data recovery software, PhoneRescue 3.7.0 for both Mac and PC, is now able to recover forgotten iTunes backup passwords.

For those iPhone users who forgot their iTunes backup passwords, the utility can purportedly help them get access to their encrypted backups no matter how complicated the password is, as well as restore photos, messages, contacts and other essentials from the backups successfully.

PhoneRescue costs $49.99 for a personal license, and $69.99 for a family license.You can purchase licenses from iMobie’s online store (https://tinyurl.com/y89jzsxd).

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Apr 03
Obvious Matter releases Fossils 1.1.1 for macOS

Obvious Matter has released Fossils 1.1.1 for macOS. The app is designed to help you clean up old and unused files from your computer.

With it, you can browse through your old stuff and preview a file's contents. Then you can decide if you want to archive or delete a file using keyboard shortcuts. Fossils supports previewing a large number of file types, including images, movies, PDF, Word, Pages, Excel, Numbers, Keynote documents, zip files, and more.

It requires macOS 10.12 or later. Fossils costs $4.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (https://tinyurl.com/yamzzvvy).

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Apr 02
Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, watchOS 4....

Apple has released the first developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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Apr 02
Output Factory for Adobe InDesign improves variable subfolder naming

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 2.2.9, a maintenance update to company's output automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory automates printing, exporting and preflighting from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning, custom scripts integration and more. Version 2.2.9 fixes an issue which prevented users from including text from InDesign document in the variable subfolder name for output files of each InDesign document in the batch.

Output Factory can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $169.95 (there’s a “lite” version for $119.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

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Apr 02
illumineX delivers EyeSpy update for macOS with new drifting balloon

illumineX delivered Squeaky, a new drifting balloon character for EyeSpy 2.1 (and higher) to the Mac App Store today.

EyeSpy is a new spin on the classic toy in which cartoon eyes watch your mouse cursor as you work. It includes free original cartoon characters. The Squeaky balloon is available within EyeSpy as an $0.99 in-app purchase.

EyeSpy requires macOS 10.12 or higher. It’s free and available exclusively through the Mac App Store (https://tinyurl.com/yaasaetu). After you download EyeSpy, double-click the EyeSpy Guy character to open the Character Settings panel, where you can select new characters, download additional free characters, and purchase characters as an in-app purchase.

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Mar 30
iFunia updates Free YouTube Downloader for Mac to version 5.2.0

iFunia Studio (www.ifunia.com) has announced a 5.2.0 update for its Free YouTube Downloader for Mac, which now can convert YouTube to MP3 and download 2K, 4K, and 8K videos. It also sports an optimized user interface.

iFunia Studio is a free download. There’s also a pro version available for $39.99.

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Mar 30
Tembo for macOS revved to version 2.2

Houdah Software has released Tembo 2.2, an update to the file search utility for Mac. It’s a search tool based on the Spotlight engine.

Tembo is designed to make finding documents, mail messages, bookmarks, images and more as easy as possible. Version 2.2 brings refinements and under-the-hood improvements.

Tembo requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $15 for a single-user license and $22 for a family license. A demo is available for download (https://www.houdah.com/tembo/). Upgrades from previous versions are priced $6.95 and $9.95. respectively.

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Mar 30
Agenda announced for 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet

The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) has announced the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to take place on Tuesday, April 10, in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Oscar nominee film editor Dylan Tichenor ACE is scheduled to headline the event. The agenda has now been set. Tickets are on sale online only for $15 each, plus ticket fee. The price is $10 for students and teachers with a valid ID. There will also be presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, frame.io, HP/NVIDIA, Atomos and more. Rounding out the evening will be the "World Famous Raffle," where the total value of prizes has now reached over $101,000.00 including a Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio System worth over $29,995.00

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the SuperMeet Vendor Showcase featuring 23 software and hardware developers including Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Frame.io, HP/NVIDIA, Atomos, Digital Anarchy, Adobe Stock, B&H, Future Media Concepts, Master...

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Mar 29
Apple launches macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

Apple has updated macOS to version 10.13.4. It’s available via the Updates section of the Mac App Store. According to the release notes, the upgrade improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and it is recommended for all users. This update:

° Adds support for Business Chat conversations in Messages in the U.S.

° Adds support for external graphics processors (eGPUs).

° Fixes graphics corruption issues affecting certain apps on iMac Pro.

° Allows jumping to the right-most open tab using Command+9 in Safari.

° Enables sorting Safari bookmarks by name or URL by right clicking and choosing "Sort by..."

° Fixes an issue that may prevent web link previews from appearing in Messages.

° Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field in Safari .

° Displays warnings in the Safari Smart Search Field when interacting with password or credit card forms on non...

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Mar 29
Apple releases Swift 4.1

Apple has released Swift 4.1 (https://swift.org/download/) for developers, an upgrade of its programming language. It contains updates to the core language, including more support for generics, new build options, as well as minor enhancements to Swift Package Manager and Foundation.

There was also significant progress made in stabilizing the ABI, according to Apple. Swift 4.1 is a minor language release. It is source compatible with Swift 4.0.

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Mar 29
Apple debuts tvOS 11.3

Apple has announced tvOS 11.3, which includes frame rate matching features that were previously only available on the Apple TV 4K.

You can obtain the update by going into the Settings app on your Apple TV. Choose System > Software Updates > Update Software. The Apple TV will restart and install the software.

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Mar 29
Apple posts watchOS 4.3

Apple has released watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch. You install it via the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. According to Apple the upgrade:

° Let’s you Control volume and playback on HomePod from your Apple Watch;

° Restores the ability to control music on an iPhone;

° Allows you to use any orientation for Nightstand charging mode;

° The Siri watch face now shows progress towards closing Activity rings and when new songs are added to Apple Music mixes;

° Resolves an issue where Activity achievements were incorrectly awarded for some users;

° Fixes an issue where Siri music commands were not working for some audio devices.

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Mar 29
Apple releases iOS 11.3 for iOS devices

Apple has released iOS 11.3 for its iPhone and iPad line *with a Battery Health tool, a Health Records feature, ARKit 1.5, Business Chat, new Animoji, and more. You can download it by going to the Settings App, selecting General, then choosing Software Update.

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Mar 29
IK Multimedia releases Syntronik Deluxe for Mac/PC

IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.com) has announced Syntronik Deluxe, the expanded version of the synth powerhouse for Mac and PC systems. It adds five new synths, available both as a collection or as separate synths.

Syntronik offers a collection of vintage synthesizers. Syntronik Deluxe adds 500 new instrument presets, 18GB of new sounds, and more than 22,000 new samples for a new total of 22 synths, 2,600 instrument presets, 80GB of sound content and more than 120,000 samples.

Current Syntronik users can upgrade to Syntronik Deluxe for $99.99 or purchase any of the new synths individually. For new users the cost is $269.99

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Mar 29
WYSIWYG LaTeX Mac app Compositor receives update, now runs e-TeX

Karl Traunmueller has released Compositor 1.1, an update to the LaTeX Mac app. It brings real-time WYSIWYG capabilities to LaTeX, the document preparation system widely used in academia for preparation of scientific and technical publications.

Version 1.1 now runs e-TeX, an extended version of TeX developed by the NTS project. The next version, 1.2, scheduled for release by end of April, will bring improved support for more commonly used LaTeX packages.

A fully-functional 60-day free trial is available for download from the product's website (http://compositorapp.com). Licenses can be purchased from the product's online store at an early-adopter price of $19. The purchase includes all future updates, including major version updates.

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Mar 29
Creaceed unveils collaborative whiteboard for the iPad and Apple TV

Creaceed has unveiled Inko (https://creaceed.com/inko), a peer-to-peer collaborative whiteboard app for the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV.

It lets users draw collaboratively in real time on the same canvas from multiple devices, offering network-less connectivity, as well as live TV mirroring and interaction. It also supports the Apple Pencil.

Inko 1.0 is available immediately as a free download on the Apple App Store, and is localized in 12 languages. The free version provides an unlimited number of canvases for personal use without limitation, and lets two or more users try the collaboration feature for a 60-second time-limited session. To remove this limitation, two purchase options are provided. The Apple TV companion app is a free download on the App Store and has no limitation

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Mar 28
Apple releases iOS 11.3 for the new iPad

Apple has released iOS 11.3. However, it’s only for the new 9.7-inch iPad announced this week. Once you get your hands on one, you can download iOS 11.3 over-the-air using the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

Hopefully, iOS 11.3 will roll out ASAP for other iPads and iPhones. iOS 11.3 introduces new features, such as Messages on iCloud for storing your iMessages in iCloud, ARKit 1.5, and a "Battery Health" feature designed to provide iOS users with more information about their batteries.

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Mar 28
Apple, Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University bring coding...

Apple has announced a new collaboration with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University to offer free professional learning to teachers across Chicago, designed to give educators the tools they need to bring coding and computer science into the classroom.

They’ll establish a Center for Excellence at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, which will serve as a teaching and learning hub to introduce high school teachers to Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum. This collaboration will help expand opportunities for local teachers, giving them new expertise to share with their students, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Everyone Can Code is a program designed by Apple to help everyone learn how to code using a Swift curriculum. The program includes a range of free resources, from helping students explore basic coding concepts to building fully functional apps.

Teachers will also have the opportunity to be trained on the App Development with Swift...

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Mar 28
Imagine Products, StorageDNA partner for myLTOdna interface

Imagine Products — creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets — and StorageDNA — which specializes in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals —have collaborated on an integrated solution that enables random access to files on an LTO tape, essentially turning it into a hard drive with dnaLTFS.

The new joint solution is called myLTOdna. It’s an integration between Imagine Products’ myLTO tape-authoring application and StorageDNA’s HyperTape high performance direct access tape solution powered by dnaLTFS. The result is a simple and intuitive user interface with which to administrate HyperTape operating modes manually, or automatically from creative applications such as Imagine Products’ PrimeTranscoder — a process that is highly preferable to command line operations, says Tridib Chakravarty, CEO and president of StorageDNA

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Apr 12
Spending on security solutions to reach $91 billion in...

Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $91.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 10.2% over the amount spent in 2017, according to IDC. This pace of growth is expected to continue for the next several years as industries invest heavily in security solutions to meet a wide range of threats and requirements, adds the research group.

IDC says worldwide spending on security solutions will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0% over the 2016-2021 forecast period and total $120.7 billion in 2021.

"Banks, discrete manufacturers, especially within the high-tech sector, and the federal government are spending the most on security to avoid large scale cyber-attacks and adhere to regulatory compliance," said Eileen Smith, program director, Customer Insights and Analysis. "Looking ahead to 2021, as the need the to protect IoT connected devices and infrastructure becomes paramount, industries like telecom and state...

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Apr 10
Strategy Analytics: third party messaging apps better...

Consumers are becoming less social in person by becoming more social “virtually” through advanced messaging features, according to Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com). Achieved through pre-installed RCS platforms and self-installed third party messaging apps, these platforms are providing a more consistent, expressive and compelling messaging experience for the sender, according to the research group.

Key findings from Strategy Analytics’ report include:

° Unlike SMS - a universal standard available across all phones - social messaging apps are run by third-party companies and need to be downloaded separately. This does mean however, that OTT messaging apps are consistent across all devices, regardless of operating system.

° Features that attract users are critical to the success of social messaging apps. Capabilities such as payment or game options within one app make...

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Apr 10
Consumer robotics revenues to reach $23 billion by 2022

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that domestic aide robotics will drive consumer robotics hardware revenues from an estimated $6.4 billion in 2018 to nearly $23 billion by 2022. That’s an increase of over 250%.

Juniper says that domestic aide robots, such as robotic vacuum cleaners, will account for 73% of total revenues by 2022. This will be due to increasing popularity of such devices from iRobot, Dyson and Samsung. These have been joined by lower cost devices, which will broaden the segment’s appeal.

The research group found that, despite popularity of domestic aide robots, the biggest growth area of consumer robotics will be in the educational area, representing an average annual growth of 40% in hardware revenues. Companies such as Anki and Wonder Workshop are joining established players like LEGO in providing robotics focused on programming. Juniper...

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Apr 06
IDC forecasts growth for connected devices in key...

IDC (www.idc.com) has published results from its newest Tracker research program covering the fast-growing market of Smart Home Devices. In 2017, 433.1 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide, growing 27.6% from the previous year.

Looking ahead, IDC anticipates a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5% as the market balloons to 939.7 million devices shipped in 2022. Within the smart home market, the smart speaker category, which includes devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, will remain the fastest growing category throughout the forecast. Meanwhile, shipments for most other categories, with the exception of video entertainment products, will experience a double-digit CAGR during the same period.

"The smart home market is still in its infancy but we're already seeing some significant changes in consumers' and vendors' approach," said Jitesh Ubrani senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device...

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Apr 05
5G Boost won’t save vanishing wireless connectivity...

There will be 9.0 billion user-linked subscriptions to wireless services by 2023, up from 7.7 billion today according to new forecasts from Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com). The research group predicts that 5G adoption will follow a comparable path to that seen by 4G LTE, but warns that there’s limited growth left in connectivity revenue for service providers.

Key findings of the report include:

° Wireless service revenue will peak in 2021 at US$881 billion, just 3% above the level forecast for 2018.

° User-linked mobile 5G connections will grow from 5 million in 2019 to 577 million in 2023 (excluding fixed wireless applications and industrial IOT). These will account for 10% of connectivity revenue in 2023.

Prior to the launch of 5G services, there is considerable time for 4G LTE platforms to evolve though LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro technologies....

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Apr 03
Connected clothing to become a $1 billion industry in...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the wearables market has begun to shift away from wrist-based devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, with other device categories forecast to grow much faster.

The research group ranks the fastest growing wearable sectors, in terms of shipments and compound annual growth rates (CAGRs), over the next two years as: connected clothing (102%), smart glasses (98%), smart jewelry (55%), hearables (31%), and smart watches (31%).

Juniper forecasts that the total smart wearables market will reach nearly 350 million devices shipped by 2020. The market is currently dominated by smartwatches and activity trackers, with 137 million devices expected to be shipped in 2018. However, growth will slow, shipping almost 190 million by 2020 as the lifecycle of devices lengthens as fewer new features and a software focus delay...

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Apr 03
Gartner: I&O skill gaps to cause business...

Two-thirds of organizations are not adequately addressing the infrastructure and operations (I&O) skills gaps that will impede their digital business initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). Successful I&O organizations will need to implement vastly different roles and technologies during the next five years, adds the research group.

Gartner forecasts that, by 2019, IT technical specialist hires will fall by more than 5%. Moreover, by 2021, 40%of IT staff will hold multiple roles, most of which will be business-related rather than technology-related. 

"What made I&O leaders successful in the past is not what will make them thrive in the future," said Hank Marquis, research director at Gartner. "Instead of focusing on the 'what' of I&O jobs — such as technical knowledge, education and training — I&O leaders need to shift their focus to the 'how' — the behavioral...

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Apr 02
The Northern Spy: history’s most ironic question

By Rick Sutcliffe

The Spy notes and passes on verbatim with little comment (it is its own commentary) the following advertisement:

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We begin by comparing your targets with our general population, analyzing their vulnerabilities within their particular social environment, and weaving a fabric of data around them that reinforces their proclivities in directions most favourable to you. This can be as simple as reinforcing the beliefs they evidence by virtue of the context of their very social connections--a few posts here and there from people they...

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Apr 02
More than 25% of companies expect to be breached...

Nearly four in five companies (79%) were hit by a breach in the last year, according to new research from Balabit (www.balabit.com), a provider of privileged access management and log management solutions.

The report also revealed that seven out of ten (68%) businesses expect to be impacted by further breaches this year, with more than a quarter anticipating a breach to occur within the next six months. The Balabit survey was deployed in the UK, France, Germany and the U.S., and reveals the attitudes of 400 IT and security professionals surrounding their IT security concerns, their experience with IT security breaches, their understanding of how and when breaches occur, and the strategies they’re using to combat hackers.

According to Balabit, the majority of businesses know very little about the nature of the security breaches that take place within their organizations. While a high percentage of companies...

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Apr 02
Security-as-a-Service grows 21% in 2017

2017 has seen a steep increase in adoption of Security-as-a-Service  (SaaS), thanks to its multiple advantages compared to software licensing, according to Canalys (www.canalys.com). However, this fast change in revenue stream is creating headaches for vendors who have to rework forecasts for 2018 to not disappoint investors, adds the research group.

Security-as-a-service (SaaS) registered strong growth in 2017 at 21% to US$4 billion, following the rise in adoption of cloud solutions for enterprises. This growth was double the pace compared to the rest of the security market with software and hardware growing respectively 5% and 10% year-on-year to reach $27 billion combined. Canalys estimates the total security market was US$31 billion in 2017, up 10% overall.

“In the past year, Vendors like Cisco, McAfee and Trend Micro have strengthened their cloud portfolio, which now includes a wider range of products...

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Reviews and Kool Tools

ROLI’s Songmaker Kit (www.ROLI.com) is a portable music studio for creating a track anywhere. It combines the Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block M, two cutting-edge controllers. The tactile, touch-responsive surfaces of... Read more »
Razer’s (www.razer.com) $39.99 Razer Goliathus Chroma is a multi-color LED version of Razer’s = soft mouse mat that gamers can now customize with up to 16.8 million color options and an array of lighting effects.   It... Read more »
Morel’s Nomadic Audio Speakase is a portable Bluetooth speaker and travel carry-on hybrid that transforms the suitcase’s interior volume into a large-scale hi-fi speaker. Its design won a 2018 Consumer Electronics Show... Read more »
TRENDnet’s (www.TRENDnet.com) $99.99 Mini USB-C HD Docking Cube (the TUC-DS1) is a compact docking station that supports high-resolution HD video, and extends or mirrors your notebook’s display. TRENDnet’s Mini USB-C HD... Read more »

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15:41
President Trump gives approval 'in concept...

A deal between Bytedance and Oracle to keep TikTok alike in the United States has been given the approval of US President Donald Trump, Just over a day before access to the app would have been curtailed in the United States.TikTok narrowly gets approval 'in concept' from Donald Trump ahead of Sunday's deadlineSpeaking to reporters on Saturday as he headed off to a North Carolina rally, Trump has given the go-ahead for the deal in principle, one that would have Oracle and Walmart partnering to operate TikTok's US operations.

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15:15
Verizon's $30 Unlimited Plus tablet plan offers...

Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has introduced a new plan for tablets, hotspots, smartwatches and laptops that’ll give you access to its 5G Ultra Wideband network, provided you have a device that supports it. The Unlimited Plus plan expands upon...

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15:02
Save $50 on the new 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro

Literally can’t wait for the new iPad Air to come out in October? There are still plenty of Apple tablet options out there. For instance, the new iPad Pro 128GB WiFi model is down $49.95 and sports a new price tag of $999 on Amazon.

The iPad Pro can effectively replace your laptop due to its impressive hardware. You get the LiDAR Scanner and pro-level camera, as well as trackpad support and the Magic Keyboard later this year.

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14:59
Apple online store in India is scheduled for launch

Apple online store in India will launch on September 23. Apple has begun a series of expansion in the country, including setting up an iPhone production facility and the construction of several Apple Stores.

The Cupertino-based company has also ramped up online distribution and sales of its products.

Apple online store in India

Apple’s official domain is apple.com/in, which will be available to Indian consumers starting September 23. Before, customers had to rely on third-party resellers to get their Apple fix. In-site, product manuals are available in Hindi and English.

Come October customers may sign up and attend Today at Apple online sessions that focus on music and photography. Deirdre O’Brien, Apple People...

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14:46
How to get the most out of Apple Music's...

The release of iOS 14 brings with it an updated Apple Music app, which has been given an overhaul. Here's how to use all of the new features included in the app for all those who updated their iPhone and iPad.The latest version of Apple Music makes quite a few changes in terms of appearance and utility, as expected of a new operating system update. While there's many smaller changes, there's four areas of major change in the app: Listen Now, Searches, Library Filtering, and Autoplay.Listen Now

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14:45
Apple Watch Nike, Run Club App get updates

Nike has released several features and updates to its Nike Run Club app and Apple Watch Nike model.

Apple Watch Nike

First, the Nike Apple Watch now has a modular sport face that’s exclusive to the model. It has a number of complications that include ‘Guided Runs’, total monthly miles, a quick-start button and updated artwork and content.

The face also has ‘Twilight Mode’ with brighter design and a run-in display designed for maximum visibility at night.

Apple Watch Run Club App

The Nike Run Club app has a new metric that can measure the wearer’s stride. The interface has been updated to provide average cadence, pace and total miles run.

The app has a new ‘Streaks’ function to encourage physical activity. A streak badge is awarded when the wearer does at least one run weekly...

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14:43
The WAVE meditation headphones are 14% Off

We at iLounge have a special deal on the WAVE KIT: Wave Bolster + Headphones, which allows you to experience a deeper meditative state for better well-being.

The WAVE Kit Bolster and Headphones combo is the first of its kind. Get premium at-home meditation with the revolutionary bolster device and over-ear headphones, which creates physical vibrations in complete sync with music meditation tracks for a truly amazing experience!

WAVE Kit: Wave Bolster + Headphones

Original meditation tracks and guided meditation is sure to make you feel less stressed at the end of a tiring day. You can tweak the settings, e.g., volume and vibration levels and get instant comfort via the microsuede and memory foam material. Mindfulness just got a whole lot better once you slip the Wave Kit on.

The Wave Kit Wave Bolster & Headphones are usually priced at $199, while we at iLounge are giving it away for just $169.99. You get 14% off with our deal.

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14:42
Six people face charges for allegedly bribing Amazon...

The US is cracking down on an elaborate scheme to boost some third-party Amazon sellers at the expense of others. A Grand Jury in Washington has indicted six people (via The Verge) for allegedly bribing Amazon staff and contractors to gain an edge in...

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14:35
JBL’s Tunetastic noise-canceling headphones are just...

Now is the time to try out active noise-canceling if you haven’t done so yet. Being able to block out unwanted external noise, such as that neighbor, family member or traffic can do wonders for your music and video watching experience!

Today, the Tune 750 Headphones by JBL is down to just $99.95 from its original price of $129.95 on Amazon. Aside from the premium JBL Pure Bass Sound you also get the aforementioned ANC, or active noise-canceling feature for uninterrupted listening.

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14:33
Apple’s Back to School sale extends two more weeks

Apple has extended its Back to School promo for 2 more weeks in the US following the announcement of new Apple devices, such as the 8th gen iPad, the refreshed iPad Air, and the Apple Watch Series 6. The sale now ends on October 12.

The Cupertino-based company has excluded the new iPad Air from the promo when it updated the sale’s Terms and Conditions. Before the omission, iPad Air and iPad Pro purchases meant free AirPods.

Apple Back to School sale

The Back to School Sale officially went live in the US on June 15. Those who are eligible could get up to $159 credits towards AirPods with Wireless Charging, AirPods Pro and AirPods when they buy an iPad Pro, iMac Pro, iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

The Cupertino-based company has not set a specific date on when the new iPad Air will be launched. The promo extension could mean the device will be released before October 12.

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14:27
tvOS 14 launches today

Apple’s newest tvOS for 4th and 5th gen Apple TV models is now available to download.

Apple TV users can get the update by going to their device’s Settings thru the System> Software Update. Those who have it on automatic update should see the changes immediately.

tvOS 14 has a wealth of new features, including the following:

Picture in Picture. Allows users to watch content in a smaller corner window while another runs.

New Home Area. For HomeKit devices controlled within the set top box. HomeKit feeds can be viewed in Picture in Picture as well.

Multiple Apple Arcade Users. tvOS can now track individual Apple Arcade users and their invitations, game levels, and leaderboards. Additional game controllers are also supported.

4K YouTube Videos. Aplpe TV users can now watch YouTube videos in 4K if it supports it. Audio sharing can be done with multiple AirPods.

The list of new features can be found in Apple’s official website.

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14:03
Ransomware may have led to the death of a German...

Ransomware is known to have serious consequences, but one of the latest attacks might have been fatal. BBC News reports (via MIT Technology Review) that prosecutors in Cologne, Germany have launched a negligent homicide investigation after a Düsseldo...

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13:58
watchOS 7 includes new feature ‘Family Setup’

Apple has recently revealed ‘Family Setup’ a new feature that’s a part of the upcoming watchOS 7.

Family Setup allows elderly relatives, kids and others to use their Apple Watch without the need of an iPhone. It’s currently only compatible with the Apple Watch SE and Series 4 models or later and those that have cellular capabilities.

Primary users set up the feature on an Apple Watch using their iPhone, where activity reports and features are managed.

Apple has also revealed ‘Apple Cash Family’, where parents can send money to their children’s Apple Watch. The digital money can then be used where Apple Pay is accepted.

In the description, Apple says notifications about their child’s spend can be viewed right on their iPhone and supports up to five family members. Furthermore, parental controls can be set if needed.

Other Family Setup features include Downtime and Schooltime, kid-centric Activity rings, automatic emergency calling, fall detection...

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13:29
iOS 14 Weather app includes real-time precipitation...

iOS 14 adds a slew of new features such as widget support on the home screen and Siri enhancements. The update also brings new features to the Weather app, including a variety of new data points and much more.

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13:22
Nike Run Club for Apple Watch adds new complications...

In a blog post this week, Nike has announced a variety of updates to the Nike Run Club app for Apple Watch as well as the Apple Watch Nike hardware. The company says the goal of the new features is to deliver a more immersive experience for runners “before, during, and after runs.”

more…

The post Nike Run Club for Apple Watch adds new complications, exclusive watch face, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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13:21
Live PlayStation 5 photos reveal a truly giant...

Sony’s PlayStation 5 hasn’t really appeared in live photos, making it difficult to gauge the size of the console. However, the game console has finally made a real-world appearance in a filing at Taiwan’s NCC (via The Verge) — and it’s clear the PS5...

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12:34
TuneTrack app brings Spotify widget to your iOS 14...

As we’ve been rounding up all week, a variety of third-party apps have rolled out powerful iOS 14 home screen widgets. Spotify itself has not updated its iOS app with support for widgets, but there is a third-party app available that brings Spotify widgets to your iOS 14 home screen.

more…

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12:25
Nike Run Club's Apple Watch app gives you more...

Now that watchOS 7 is available alongside new Apple Watches, Nike is updating its Run Club app — and it’s good news if you’ve ever needed motivation to slip on your running shoes. The updated Apple Watch app brings a new interface that offers “streak...

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10:59
Epic refutes Apple's claim 'Fortnite...

Epic Games has responded to Apple's latest filing in the ongoing "Fortnite" lawsuit, denying a claim that the lawsuit was instigated as a marketing campaign for the iOS version of the game.On September 16, Apple filed legal documents with the US District Court for the Northern District of California ahead of a hearing for the legal saga scheduled for September 28. In that filing, Apple suggested the lawsuit was an attempt by Epic to revitalize "Fortnite's" popularity via an elaborate marketing campaign.In the new filing, Epic counters Apple's statement that it had seen a near 70% drop of interest by July 2020 compared to October 2019, on the belief that Apple "cherry-picked" the data. Epic claims Apple...

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10:45
Sony apologizes for botched PlayStation 5 pre-orders

Did you have a rough time trying to pre-order a PlayStation 5? You’re far from the only one. Sony has apologized for botched PS5 pre-orders, noting that the process “could have been a lot smoother.” It promised that more consoles would be available t...

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10:04
Massive 'Marvel's Avengers' patch...

Square Enix has rolled out a huge update for Marvel’s Avengers that focus on fixing issues affecting the game on consoles and PC. It’s the title’s first major update since it launched earlier this month, and it’s meant to address over a thousand bugs...

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10:04
How to use the Handwashing feature on the Apple Watch

The addition of the Handwashing Timer to watchOS 7 is meant to encourage Apple Watch users to properly wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Here's how to get the feature working, to remind you to keep your hands clean.The handwashing countdown timer listens out for running water. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused health-related organizations and governments around the world to come up with ways to encourage people to be more hygienic. One idea that has been adopted around the world is that of regularly washing hands, and doing so for at least 20 seconds to minimize the risk of infection by touch.

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Saturday September 19

16:58
President Trump announced at a NC Rally on Saturday that...

Patently Apple posted a report yesterday titled "Unless a Deal is Struck shortly, Apple and Google Stores will have to remove TikTok and WeChat from their U.S. Online Stores on Monday. Tonight President Trump announced ...

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12:00
Apple Sued for Copyright Infringement of 'iDiversic...

Apple has been sued by Katrina Parrott (under Cub Club Investment, LLC), a Black businesswoman, for copyright infringement of her "iDiversicons" and more specifically her copyrighted method for letting users choose from five skin tones of color that debuted on Apple’s App Store in 2013 and on iTunes in 2014.

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09:29
iPhone 12: Everything We Know

With Apple's September Media event out of the way, it seems clear that the iPhone 12 won't be released until October. Rumors have been pretty consistent about that up to this point.

Two other minor rumors about the ‌iPhone‌ 12 seem essentially confirmed with the release of the Apple Watch Series 6. Apple introduced a new blue color for the Apple Watch, which has also been rumored for the ‌iPhone‌ 12. Apple also touted the positive environmental impact of removing the Power Adapter from the Apple Watch retail box. Rumors have previously suggested the same move for the ‌iPhone‌ 12.

Read More: iPhone 12 roundup.
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06:00
Top Stories: Apple Event Recap, Apple Watch Series 6, Re...

This week's news was obviously dominated by Apple's media event and the launch of iOS 14, but there was a lot to digest, so check out our summary below for the high-level view of the past week.

With the exception of the massively redesigned iPad Air, all of the new hardware introduced this week is starting to appear on store shelves and on customers' doorsteps, while all of the new software updates bring some changes and new features to existing devices, so there's lots to explore!

Everything Apple Announced at This Week's iPad and Apple Watch Event in Just Seven Minutes

Apple hosted its virtual "Time Flies" event this week, where it introduced four new products, including the Apple Watch Series 6, lower-cost Apple Watch SE, a 10.9-inch iPad Air with an all-screen design, and an updated 10.2-inch iPad with a faster A12 Bionic chip. As expected, there were no...

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Friday September 18

14:24
iOS 14: All the New Features With Guides and How Tos

Over the course of the iOS 14 beta test, we here at MacRumors have been putting together in-depth feature guides, tutorial videos, and how tos on the new features in the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates.

Many of our MacRumors readers have likely been running the betas for a couple of months now, but those who are new to the update will want to check out all of the content we have available below. It's also a great resource to send to friends and family members who have questions about iOS and iPadOS 14 content.

So...You Just Installed iOS 14?

If you just installed iOS 14, it's always a little daunting to figure out how to take advantage of all the new features. We made this video to walk a new iOS 14 user through the first things you should do to start taking advantage of the new features.

Now that you're set up with the basics, let's move on to our top iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 features....

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13:19
Hands-On With the New Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Wat...

Today's the official launch date for the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE, both of which Apple announced on Tuesday. We picked up a couple of the new models and thought we'd give them a quick look for MacRumors readers thinking of ordering a new watch.

Apple Watch Series 6 & ‌Apple Watch SE‌ Hands-On!

When it comes to design, both the $399 Series 6 and the $279 SE look just like the Apple Watch Series 5 with the larger, thinner display introduced with the Series 4 and 40 and 44mm size options, so there are no surprises there.

We couldn't get one of the new colors delivered on Friday, but the Series 6 aluminum models come in new blue and (PRODUCT)RED aluminum shades along with the standard silver, space gray, and gold options. You can't get those new colors with the ‌Apple Watch SE‌ because it only comes in silver, space gray, and gold. The SE also isn't...

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12:57
Rumor Report Card: Assessing the Accuracy of Leaks After...

Apple hosted its virtual "Time Flies" event this week, where it introduced four new products, including the Apple Watch Series 6, lower-cost Apple Watch SE, a 10.9-inch iPad Air with an all-screen design, and an updated 10.2-inch iPad with a faster A12 Bionic chip. As expected, there were no new iPhones, which are believed to be coming in October instead.

Apple also announced that it will be offering its various services in a bundle called Apple One starting later this year, including an all-new Fitness+ service that will offer "studio-style workouts delivered by inspiring world-class trainers" on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

As usual, there were a flurry of leaks and rumors leading up to Apple's event, making it hard to remember who said what. For that reason, we've put together a Rumor Report Card, assessing the accuracy of many of the biggest leaks that surfaced.

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12:21
Picture in Picture on iOS 14 No Longer Working With YouT...

Apple in iOS 14 added Picture in Picture to the iPhone, a feature designed to let you watch a video in a small screen on your device while you continue to do other things on the phone.

When Picture in Picture was working with YouTube

The YouTube app doesn't support Picture in Picture, but up until yesterday there was a functional workaround that allowed videos from YouTube.com to be watched in Safari in Picture in Picture mode.

As of today, that workaround is gone, and it's not clear if it's a bug or a deliberate removal. Attempting to use Picture in Picture on a video on the mobile YouTube website simply doesn't work. Tapping the Picture in Picture button when in full screen mode pops the video out for a second, but it immediately pops back into the website, so it can't be used as a Picture in Picture window.

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11:20
Graphical Glitches Plaguing Some 2020 iMac Owners With R...

Apple in August refreshed the 2020 iMac lineup with a new 27-inch model that's equipped with 10th-generation Intel processors, more RAM, more SSD settings, and faster AMD GPUs.

Unfortunately, some new Mac owners have been running into problems with their machines and have been reporting ongoing glitching with the graphics. There's a 57-page thread on the MacRumors forums filled with complaints dating back to August, suggesting this is a problem that's been impacting ‌iMac‌ owners since the new Macs came out.

Based on a poll, a good number of ‌iMac‌ owners who have the higher-end 5700XT GPU are seeing a white horizontal line flicker across the display on occasion, but the problem does not seem to impact all users. MacRumors reader...

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11:06
MacRumors Giveaway: Win One of Apple's Upcoming iPh...

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iMazing to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPhone 12 Pro Max and a copy of the iMazing software for iPhone backups and management.

Now we know Apple's ‌iPhone 12‌ models haven't been announced yet, but the winner of the ‌giveaway‌ will receive the new ‌iPhone‌ once it comes out and is available for purchase. A fresh copy of iMazing will be available right after the ‌giveaway‌, though, so you can backup your current ‌iPhone‌ and get ready for the new device.

For those unfamiliar with iMazing, it's a Mac and Windows app designed to provide a wealth of tools for iOS device management, many of which are not easily available through Apple's own Finder-...

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10:58
Deals: Walmart Offering $30 Off New 10.2-Inch iPad, Avai...

On the day of its release, Walmart is already offering the 2020 10.2-inch iPad (32GB) for $299.00, down from $329.00. This is the price that Apple offers education customers on its website, and is now available for anyone on Walmart.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Walmart. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

As of writing, the 32GB iPad is only available in Gold and Space Gray, so the deal likely won't last much longer. The iPad is available for free shipping on Walmart's website, and some store pickup options are also available.

$30 OFFNew 10.2-Inch iPad (32GB) For $299.00

For even more iPad deals, head to our full Best Deals guide for iPad. In that...

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10:34
tvOS 14 Not Supporting 4K YouTube Videos Yet

One of the tvOS 14 features that's meant to be included in the update is support for 4K videos for the first time, but as many MacRumors readers have noticed, 4K video content is not available after updating to the ‌tvOS 14‌ update released earlier this week.

Selecting a 4K video on a 4K Apple TV upgraded to ‌tvOS 14‌ limits the video playback to 1080p, which is the same playback quality that was available before.

Apple's ‌Apple TV‌ 4K website continues to say that 4K support for YouTube videos is a feature that's supposed to be included in ‌tvOS 14‌, but it is missing in the release version of the software.

It's not clear what's going on, but there have been many upset ‌Apple TV‌ owners complaining on Twitter. Some users have said that 4K playback was...

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08:05
Just a Reminder: The Emmys Air on Sunday with Apple TV+...

In late July Apple TV+ was honored with a total of 18 nominations across six premium programs. Apple's service made history with the most program and acting nominations for a streaming service in its first year.

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07:43
Deals: Cellular Carriers Introduce First Offers on Apple...

With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE today, cellular carriers have now introduced special offers for these new wearable devices.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Starting with AT&T, if you buy one Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, or SE, you can get $200 off a second model. Both models will have to be purchased on qualifying installment plans, and the offer requires a new line to be added to the account.

SAVE $200Apple Watch Series 6 & SE From AT&T

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06:41
Apple Watch Series 6 Begins Arriving to Customers Around...

Today is Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE launch day in the United States and over 25 other countries and regions around the world, and customers are now beginning to receive delivery of the latest models.

Photo: Alistair Sowerbutts

Customers have started sharing photos of their new Apple Watch Series 6 on Twitter and in the official pre-order thread in the MacRumors forums.

Key new features of the Apple Watch Series 6 include blood oxygen measuring, up to 20 percent faster performance than the Series 5, a 2.5-times brighter always-on display outdoors in a wrist-down position, a next-generation always-on altimeter, and new...

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06:31
Nike Run Club Update Brings a New Modular Watch Face,...

Nike has today announced a number of software updates to the Apple Watch Nike and the Nike Run Club app for the Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch Nike now includes a new, exclusive modular sport watch face. Designed to offer multiple complications, the new face includes a quick-start button, total monthly miles, and "Guided Runs" with updated content and artwork.

The latest watch face also includes Nike Twilight Mode, offering a new in-run display and brighter design to be more visible at night.

When using the Nike Run Club app for Apple Watch during a run, new metrics now appear to help measure the user's every stride. In addition to total miles run, the updated interface enables runners to view their average pace and cadence.

To motivate users to keep running, the latest Nike Run Club interface offers a new "Streaks" function. The feature awards users with a streak badge if...

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05:37
US Downloads of TikTok and WeChat to Be Banned on Sunday

The U.S. Commerce Department is moving to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat within the United States from this Sunday (via Reuters).

The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order today that will "deplatform" WeChat and TikTok by banning people in the United States from downloading the apps. The order will take effect from Sunday, September 20.

U.S. government officials speaking to Reuters said that the ban on downloads of TikTok could still be rescinded before it takes effect late on Sunday, providing that TikTok owner ByteDance can agree on a deal to sell its U.S. operations.

Commerce Department officials said they were taking the unprecedented step of banning the apps because of the risks posed by their data collection practices and Chinese ownership. ByteDance and WeChat-owner Tencent Holdings have repeatedly denied that U.S. data collection is used for...

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05:30
Spotify Tests Untethered Apple Watch Streaming for Some...

In November 2018, Spotify released an accompanying app for Apple Watch that allows iPhone users to access and control their favorite Spotify music and podcasts from their wrist.

Image via iPhone-Ticker.de

One of the limitations of the app is that it doesn't allow users to stream music directly to their Apple Watch without an ‌iPhone‌ connection, which effectively makes it a wrist-based remote control for Spotify on ‌iPhone‌.

That could be set to change, however, as iPhone-Ticker.de reports that some users of the app are seeing dedicated support for direct audio streaming to Apple Watch without being connected to ‌iPhone‌.

Users with the feature report that they can stream Spotify through connected Bluetooth headphones or through the Apple Watch's built-in speaker over...

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05:17
Unless a Deal is Struck shortly, Apple and Google Stores...

A new report claims that officials have said the ban on new U.S. downloads of TikTok could still be rescinded by President Donald Trump before it takes effect late Sunday as TikTok owner ByteDance races to clinch an agreement over the fate of its U.S. operations. If not, Apple will have to ...

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04:50
Epic Games Announces 'Fortnite: Save the World...

Epic Games has announced that "Fortnite: Save the World" will no longer be playable on macOS, after Apple terminated ‌Epic Games‌' developer account.

Fortnite has been in violation of the ‌App Store‌ rules since August 13, when it introduced a direct payment option that skirted Apple's in-app purchase system by allowing payments directly to ‌‌Epic Games‌‌. Shortly after Epic blatantly disregarded ‌‌App Store‌‌ policies, Apple pulled the app from the ‌‌App Store...

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Tuesday September 15

09:00
AA20-259A: Iran-Based Threat Actor Exploits VPN...

Original release date: September 15, 2020
Summary

This Alert uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise framework for all referenced threat actor techniques.

This product was written by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with contributions from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). CISA and FBI are aware of an Iran-based malicious cyber actor targeting several U.S. federal agencies and other U.S.-based networks. Analysis of the threat actor’s indicators of compromise (IOCs) and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) indicates a correlation with the group known by the names, Pioneer Kitten and UNC757. This threat actor has been observed exploiting several publicly known Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) dealing with Pulse Secure virtual private...

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Monday September 14

06:00
AA20-258A: Chinese Ministry of State Security-...

Original release date: September 14, 2020
Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has consistently observed Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS)-affiliated cyber threat actors using publicly available information sources and common, well-known tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to target U.S. Government agencies. CISA has observed these—and other threat actors with varying degrees of skill—routinely using open-source information to plan and execute cyber operations. CISA leveraged the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) and Pre-ATT&CK frameworks to characterize the TTPs used by Chinese MSS-affiliated actors. This product was written by CISA with contributions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Key Takeaways

  • Chinese MSS-affiliated cyber threat actors use open-source information to plan and conduct cyber operations.
  • Chinese MSS-affiliated cyber threat...
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Thursday September 10

09:00
Empowering NFL clubs and fans with help from the...

At Microsoft, we’re honored to partner with the NFL to bring modern fan experiences to the game of football.

The post Empowering NFL clubs and fans with help from the Microsoft Playbook appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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Tuesday September 8

08:50
About the security content of iOS 11.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.2.

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08:00
New discounts on meeting and calling experiences in...

We have identified key trends that define how customers are using meeting and calling solutions and rethinking how your communications infrastructure can support long term resilience and productivity.

The post New discounts on meeting and calling experiences in Microsoft Teams appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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Tuesday September 1

05:30
AA20-245A: Technical Approaches to Uncovering and...

Original release date: September 1, 2020
Summary

This joint advisory is the result of a collaborative research effort by the cybersecurity authorities of five nations: Australia,[1] Canada,[2] New Zealand,[3][4] the United Kingdom,[5] and the United States.[6] It highlights technical approaches to uncovering malicious activity and includes mitigation steps according to best practices. The purpose of this report is to enhance incident response among partners and network administrators along with serving as a playbook for incident investigation.

Key Takeaways

When addressing potential incidents and applying best practice incident response procedures:

  • First, collect and remove for further analysis...
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Thursday August 27

09:00
From Tasks in Microsoft Teams to whiteboarding...

This month, we’re releasing new features in Microsoft Teams to help users automate more of their workflow, ideate on digital whiteboards more easily, help improve readability while browsing the web, and more.

The post From Tasks in Microsoft Teams to whiteboarding during remote meetings—here’s what’s new to Microsoft 365 appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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Wednesday August 26

07:17
AA20-239A: FASTCash 2.0: North Korea's...

Original release date: August 26, 2020
Summary

This Alert uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise framework for all referenced threat actor techniques.

This joint advisory is the result of analytic efforts among the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). Working with U.S. government partners, CISA, Treasury, FBI, and USCYBERCOM identified malware and indicators of compromise (IOCs) used by the North Korean government in an automated teller machine (ATM) cash-out scheme—referred to by the U.S. Government as “FASTCash 2.0: North Korea's BeagleBoyz Robbing Banks.”

CISA, Treasury, FBI, and USCYBERCOM highlight the cyber threat posed by North...

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Tuesday August 25

08:00
Microsoft 365 saves you time and effort with...

New enhancements in Office apps allow you to harness the power of your voice to spend less time and energy creating your best work, so can focus on what matters most.

The post Microsoft 365 saves you time and effort with transcription and voice commands in Word appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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Tuesday July 28

09:54
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10....

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 Sierra, Security Update 2018-004 El Capitan.

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Monday July 27

12:06
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.4,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.4, Security Update 2019-002 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-002 Sierra.

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12:04
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10....

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Security Update 2017-002 Sierra, and Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan.

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12:03
About the security content of tvOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.3.

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11:58
About the security content of watchOS 5.2.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.2.1.

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11:54
About the security content of iOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.3.

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11:51
About the security content of iOS 12.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.2.

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11:50
About the security content of iOS 11.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.3.

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11:47
About the security content of iOS 11

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.

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11:45
About the security content of iOS 10.3.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.3.3.

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11:33
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1, Security Update 2018-002 High Sierra, Security Update 2018-005 Sierra.

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11:31
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.2,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.2, Security Update 2016-003 El Capitan, and Security Update 2016-007 Yosemite.

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11:28
About the security content of watchOS 5.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.1.

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