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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

myLTOdna is the Mac-based front-end interface for...

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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:

Is your target audience completely persuaded?

Let Vologda Analytica do it for you. Our extensive data sets and state-of-the-art algorithms can analyze any target population and build your campaign. Whether your product is political, household or industrial goods, or your services, our techniques have proven effective with a wide variety of clients and situations and will work in yours as well.

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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04:58
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04:53
ARM Mac graphics performance could be better than...

Apple gave an impressive demo of ARM Mac graphics performance when it showed a Shadow of the Tomb Raider demo during its WWDC keynote. There were many comments about how smoothly this ran under Rosetta 2.

The explanation was provided during a developer session on how to bring Metal apps to Apple Silicon Macs

more…

The post ARM Mac graphics performance could be better than discrete GPUs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:14
Significant Apple Music battery drain issues...

A number of iOS 13.5.1 users are reporting significant Apple Music battery drain, notable for the fact that it is often being seen when only running in the background.

The issue isn’t limited to 13.5.1, as reports date back as far as April, but does appear to be affecting significantly more people in the latest public iOS version released last month

more…

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04:00
How to arrange and hide Apple TV apps in tvOS 13

Downloaded an app to your Apple TV, but don’t use it any more and are tired of seeing it take up space on the tvOS interface? No problem. You can move and hide apps with ease.

Highlight the app that you want to move.

  • On your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote, hold down the Touch surface until the app starts to jiggle. 

  • To move the app on Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote, swipe left, right, up, or down. 

  • When you're finished, press the Touch surface or press Select. 

  • Repeat these steps to move other apps.

  • To delete an app:

  • Highlight the app you want to delete.

  • Hold down the Touch surface or Select until the app starts to jiggle. 

  • Then press the Play/Pause button and choose Delete or Hide. 

  • Repeat...

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03:30
Apple granted another patent for using an Apple...

Apple has been granted another patent (at least its sixth regarding using the Apple Watch to track blood pressure. The latest (number 10,702,171) is dubbed “systems, devices, and method for measuring blood pressure of a user.” 

Elevated blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. As a result, blood pressure measurement is a routine task in many medical examinations. 

In the patent data, Apple notes that timely detection of hypertension can help inhibit related cardiovascular damage via accomplishment of effective efforts in treating and/or controlling the subject's hypertension. The tech giant thinks the Apple Watch can help in this regard.

Here’s the summary of the patent: “The present invention generally relates to blood pressure monitoring. In some embodiments, methods and devices of measuring a mean arterial pressure are provided and/or monitoring blood pressure changes. A wrist...

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03:15
Recent Apple documentation suggests that third-party...

Some Apple support documentation indicates that Apple might drop support for non-Apple GPUs in its transition to Apple Silicon processors.

In a recent WWDC 2020 developer session focused on porting Metal apps to the new architecture, the company made it clear that Apple Silicon Macs will feature customer Apple GPUs.

“Apple Silicon Mac contains an Apple-designed GPU, whereas Intel-based Macs contain GPUs from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA,” said Gokhan Avkarogullari, Apple’s director of GPU software.

Where Apple hasn’t detailed exactly which GPUs will be compatible for the new generation of Macs, it could indicated that an ARM-based version of macOS could also drop support for Intel, NVIDIA and AMD graphics chips. It is similarly unclear what that means for eGPU support, although that may be more dependent on Thunderbolt 3 and driver compatibility.

A recent developer support document also advised developers not to underestimate an integrated Apple GPU.

“...

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03:00
Apple lowers trade-in values for assorted iPhones,...

When iPhone trade-in values shift, something new may be on the horizon.

Apple has suddenly cut the trade-in values of the following iPhone models, leading to speculation that the iPhone 12 could be announced in the coming weeks.

The new values are as follows:

  • iPhone XS Max: $450 (down $50)
  • ‌iPhone XS‌: $370 (down $50)
  • iPhone XR: $270 (down $30)
  • ‌iPhone‌ X: $280 (down $40)
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus: $220 (down $30)
  • ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus: $130 (down $20)
  • ‌iPhone‌ 7: $110 (down $10)
  • ‌iPhone‌ 6s: $80 to $70 (down $10)
  • ‌iPhone‌ 6 Plus: $50 to $45 (down $5)

It is also possible to get money off a purchase with Android phones as well as other Apple devices like iPads.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and...

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03:00
‘MacVoices’ looks at new, upgraded NAS models from...

On the new episode of MacVoices, Kyle Foster, marketing specialist for Synology, joins host Chuck Joiner to introduce the company’s new, upgraded NAS models for both home and business.

He talks about how Synology names their products so that you know exactly what each can do. Expandable by RAM upgrades, multiple bay expansion units, or SSD caches, Synology offers lots of options, from private clouds to media servers, to backup servers. Foster also talks about the benefits of some of these, what RAID is, and why you don’t need to be a network guru to reap its benefits. 

MacVoices is an Internet show that delivers in-depth discussions with the most influential people in the Mac industry as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Apple community...

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00:59
Get 39% Off on the Innotech Bluetooth 4.0 Smart...

If you want to live a healthy life then you need to keep track of various aspects of your body. You need to keep track of your weight, muscle mass, body fat, and many other things. To make sure that you stay fit and lose weight if it increases, you need to train yourself. To train yourself and perform the proper exercise you should measure your body weight, body mass, body fat, etc. regularly.

Now with the technological advances, you have an amazing device that will provide you nine precise ways to calculate your various body measurements. With the Innotech Smart Bluetooth Body Fat Scale with BMI Analyzer & Health Monitor, you can have a look into your body fat, weight, muscle mass, water, BMR, BMI, bone mass, protein, and visceral fat.

All you need is to place your feet on the device and it will send all the measurements to your mobile phone. You need to connect the Innotech Scale app via Bluetooth to get all the readings.

Innotech Bluetooth 4.0...

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00:57
Get $49 Off on the Apple AirPods with Wireless...

Amazon has now returned the deal on Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging case and is now offering it only for $149.98. It is the lowest price as the original price is $199. It means that you can now save $49.02 with this Amazon deal.

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00:55
Tim Cook will testify in the US Anti-Trust hearing

The Judiciary Committee made an announcement today that it will hold the hearing at 12:00 pm Eastern Time on July 27. According to several sources Apple CEO, Tim Cook will also participate in the hearing. This hearing is part of an antitrust investigation. This investigation has now been going on for quite some time and also involves competition in the digital markets.

The hearing is labeled:

“Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple”

Besides Apple CEP Tim Cook, the hearing will also have participants such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and also the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

The hearing’s questioning will also live stream on...

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00:55
Ireland has launched COVID-19 Tracking App based on...

Earlier today Ireland launched its COVID-19 tracing app called “COVID Tracker Ireland.” The app is based on the Apple-Google exposure notification API.

The app will work by alerting the user who has installed the app if they have come close to a person who is COVID-19 positive. The people who are exposed can track the symptoms through the app and they will get medical advice also. The users who are coronavirus positive can choose to anonymously warn others if they are close to them.

This Irish app also gets a list of anonymous IDs who have shared their IDs as coronavirus positive. The app gets this data every two hours. It then alerts the users as soon as possible. The app triggers an alert if it finds a person who is coronavirus positive within two meters. It will only happen if both of them have this app...

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00:54
AirPods 3 will use the same SiP technology used in...

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s new Third Gen AirPods will utilize the same system-in-package solution that is used in the AirPods Pro. MacRumors has obtained this information from a research note from the TF International Securities.

It is expected that Apple will launch a new AirPods that will have a similar design to the AirPods Pro. The Apple AirPods Pro was released in 2019 that had a different in-ear design. Apple has plans to launch the new AirPods during the first half of 2021. According to the note now it is clear that the new earbuds will have the SiP technology.

Kuo believes that as these new AirPods 3rd Generation will have similar casing; the suppliers should estimate a 50-100 growth in the components shipments over the next year. It is also rumored that Apple might discontinue the existing AirPods 2 once it releases the AirPods 3.

Kuo says that SiP components will be supplied by JCET, Amkor, and Huanxu Electronics. He also says that the...

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Tuesday July 7

22:15
Mac Catalyst apps to gain Apple Pay support this fall

Apple is preparing to roll out Apple Pay support for Catalyst apps with the release of iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur later this year, a move that will allow developers to easily deploy streamlined in-app payment experiences across both operating systems.The new capability was quietly announced in release notes accompanying Tuesday's iPadOS 14 beta.Until now, Catalyst apps, including those built from scratch, have been unable to integrate Apple Pay as a payments option. When iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur see release this fall, however, developers will be free to include the feature in titles crafted with Catalyst tools.

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22:00
Apple Stores in Melbourne to re-close amid...

Apple this week will re-close at least four Apple Store locations in Melbourne, Australia, due to a resurgence of coronavirus in the region.Apple Highpoint re-closed on July 2 due to an uptick in virus cases.The Cupertino tech giant updated its Australian retail website on Wednesday to reflect new information regarding store closures in the state of Victoria. Following limited operating hours today, Apple Chadstone, Apple Southland, Apple Doncaster and Apple Fountain Gate will re-shutter their doors in compliance with "stage 3" lockdown protocols enforced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

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21:00
Apple Stores in Melbourne area reclose after...

Apple is reclosing all of its stores in the greater Melbourne area of Australia as portions of the state of Victoria prepare to enforce new lockdown measures. Australia has reported a growing number of COVID-19 infections over the past several weeks and is reimposing travel and business restrictions as a preventative measure.

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20:21
DOJ indicts 'fxmsp' hacker who reportedly...

An American court has unsealed the criminal charges against a prolific hacker known as fxmsp, finally revealing the identity of the “invisible god of networks.” In an announcement posted by the Western District of Washington’s US Attorney’s Office, a...

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18:00
LG's $1,300 sound bar is made to match the new...

As LG prepares to deliver its new range of 4K OLED TVs — including a new 48-inch model — it also has a soundbar to match. The GX soundbar is styled with the same aesthetics as LG’s flagship GX OLED TVs this year, with 3.1 channels of audio built-in,...

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17:37
Samsung expected to unveil 'Galaxy Fold 2,...

Samsung on Tuesday invited press to a virtual Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for Aug. 5, where the company is expected to unveil new hardware like a second-generation Galaxy Fold and updated Note 20 phablet.Like many large gatherings, including Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Unpacked is heading online in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis continues unabated in the U.S.A next-generation foldable device is predicted to make an appearance at the event in August. What, exactly, Samsung plans to unveil remains unclear, though the company's bi-fold style Galaxy Fold handset is ripe for an upgrade. Rumors for a supposed "Galaxy Fold 2" or "Galaxy Z Fold 2"...

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17:06
Every new feature and change in iOS 14 beta 2

Apple's second beta version of iOS 14, released on Tuesday to developers, is packed full of small UI refinements and other notable features. This video covers them all.Here's everything new that we've found in iOS 14 beta 2. Get a better look by checking out our hands-on video.

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16:01
Bookends 13.4.3

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16:01
Samsung will hold its Unpacked event virtually on...

Samsung may very well have been the last major tech company to hold a large event before the world began to lockdown, but it’s not taking any chances with its next big show. The company just announced it will be holding Unpacked 2020 on August 5th at...

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Wednesday July 8

02:46
Apple Stores in Victoria, Australia to Reclose Following...

Four Apple stores in Victoria, Australia are set to reclose for up to six weeks from July 9, following a spike in coronavirus infections in the state.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple Highpoint in Melbourne was the first store to reclose on July 2 as the deteriorating health situation prompted a reintroduction of stage three lockdown measures across the state capital.

Apple's other retail stores in Victoria will now also reclose. They include Chadstone, Southland, Doncaster, and Fountain Gate. All four stores had been operating on a reduced pickup and appointment-only Genius Support service since last week.

The reimposed stay-at-...

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01:49
Some iPhone Users Report Significant Battery Drain Due t...

A significant minority of iPhone users have taken to Apple's Support Communities and Reddit to report battery drain issues largely related to the Music app and high levels of background activity.

Hundreds of users, many running iOS 13.5.1 on devices both new and old, are experiencing rapid battery drain when the Music app is not in use. In some cases, the background activity occurs over several hours each day, even if the app has not been used for weeks or even at all.

User: Mojo06

I just purchased a new iPhone 11 a few days ago, and my battery is crashing so fast...

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Tuesday July 7

21:04
Samsung Announces their August Smartphone Event plus App...

Samsung has announced that their online-only Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on August 5. Our report covers what to expect, a new patent for Galaxy Fold and Samsung Smart TVs now offer Apple music with ...

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18:50
As he takes a Stand for Free Speech, who knew that Faceb...

It's simply amazing how many hit stories from the media's leftwing have been aimed at Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg for actually having the guts to stand up for free speech in America. Every day for at least a week or more, Zuckerberg has been under attack by the likes of CNN, MSNBC and others. In February, Globalist George Soros said that Zuckerberg and Sandberg should be removed from their leadership roles for allowing Trump to have a platform on Facebook. Is the real issue free speech or suppressing the speech of President Trump?

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18:49
iPhone 12 Sizes Compared with iPhone SE, 7, 8, SE 2, X,...

Apple is planning on launching the iPhone 12 this fall which is rumored to be coming in 3 different sizes: 5.4", 6.1" and 6.7". The middle size (6.1") matches up with the currently shipping iPhone 11, but the other two sizes will be entirely new.

Over the weekend, there was some excitement about how well the new 5.4" ‌iPhone 12‌ compares to the original iPhone SE. Those who have been hoping for a smaller iPhone see the 5.4" model as possible successor to the original ‌iPhone SE‌ in terms of one handed use.

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16:31
A new Class Action Lawsuit has been filed against Apple...

It's being reported this afternoon that Apple and T-Mobile are facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that their failure to disclose a security issue that made it possible for third parties to access messages and video calls sent through Apple's iMessage and FaceTime apps jeopardized consumer privacy.

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15:54
The Nikkei in now Reporting that all iPhone 12 Models wi...

It was just a little over a week ago that phoneArena.com posted a report titled "4G-only iPhone 12 sporting an LCD screen expected to cost $549." A new rumor report published by the Nikkei Asian Review today contradicts that prediction.

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15:11
Apple Pay Could Be Used to Make Payments With QR Codes i...

Code in iOS 14 suggests that Apple is working on a feature that would let users make payments with Apple Pay by scanning a QR code or barcode with the iPhone camera.

References to the feature were found in the Wallet app by 9to5Mac after updating to the second iOS 14 beta that was released today.

The feature for scanning a QR code does not work at this time, but it appears users will scan a QR code with the ‌iPhone‌'s camera to pay bills using an Apple Pay-compatible card stored in the Wallet app.

Apple did not announce this feature at WWDC and the implementation in the...

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15:07
Video: Under Pressure, Actor Tom Hanks does an About-Fac...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Ungrateful Actor Tom Hanks makes it abundantly Clear that he's disappointed that his film is running on Apple TV+ and not the Big Screen." The response from the Apple community was swift. Hanks came off as an ungrateful jerk saying that he was like being in a witness protection programme and that he had to bow to the needs of Apple TV. Within 24 hours, Tom Hanks went on NBC's 'Today' morning show to reinvent his experience with Apple TV and express his profound gratitude for Apple TV+.

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13:48
Anker Launches New eufyCam 2 Pro 2K Camera With HomeKit...

Anker today announced the launch of the eufyCam 2 Pro, a new home security camera available under the company's eufy brand.

The eufyCam 2 Pro features a 2K resolution for crisp, sharp video, and it is compatible with HomeKit. According to Anker, the eufyCam 2 Pro features support for ‌HomeKit‌ Secure Video, which means video is encrypted and stored in iCloud and footage is viewed in the Home app. All detection is also done on-device for privacy purposes, with no data sent to eufy.

‌HomeKit‌ Secure Video requires an upgraded ‌iCloud‌ storage plan. The 200GB plan supports one camera while the 1TB plan supports up to five ‌HomeKit‌ Secure Video cameras, but the camera can also be used with local storage options.

The camera has a...

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11:38
Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 2: New Calendar Icon, File...

Apple today released the second beta of iOS 14 to developers for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features that are coming in the update. Below, we've rounded up all of the changes that we found in the second beta.

- Calendar icon - There's a new Calendar app icon in ‌iOS 14‌ beta 2, with the day of the week abbreviated rather than spelled out.

- Clock icon - The clock icon has also been slightly tweaked with a bolder font and thicker hour and minute hands.

New clock icon on left, beta 1 clock icon on right

- Files widget - There's a new widget for the Files app that can be added to the Today View or the Home Screen.

- Congestion Zones - Alerts are now provided in cities with congestion zones that charge tolls, such as London and Paris. There are also alerts for license plate restriction zones in...

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10:49
HomePod Beta 2 Adds Option to Select New Default Service...

Apple has provided HomePod beta software to a selection of AppleSeed testers, and today released a second version of the ‌HomePod‌ update alongside iOS 14 beta 2.

The second ‌HomePod‌ software beta update adds an option to select a new default service for Apple Music, Podcasts, and Audiobooks as noted on Twitter and the MacRumors forum.

Apple at WWDC did not publicly announce the new option that will allow other music services to be set as the default on the ‌HomePod‌, but there was a...

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10:07
Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 to Develop...

Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 14 to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first beta following the WWDC keynote.

Registered developers can download the beta over the air after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

‌iOS 14‌ introduces a redesigned Home Screen that supports widgets for the first time, plus widgets have been redesigned and can now be customized in three sizes through the new widgets gallery.

An App Library shows all of the apps installed on an iPhone in one place, both in an icon view and in an alphabetical list. With all of the apps in the App Library, app icons and Home Screen pages can be hidden for a cleaner look.

Incoming phone calls and...

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10:06
Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Big Sur to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of macOS Big Sur to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first beta following the Worldwide Developers Conference.

The ‌macOS Big Sur‌ beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

As with all of the new betas, Apple recommends not installing ‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌ on a primary machine because it is early release software and could have major bugs.

‌macOS Big Sur‌ brings a refreshed design to the Mac operating system, overhauling the entire look from the curvature of the window corners to the dock icons to the system sounds.

Everything feels fresh but familiar, with a lighter and more modern...

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10:05
Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 7 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of watchOS 7 to developers, the newest version of the watchOS software designed to run on the Apple Watch. The second beta comes two weeks after Apple released the first beta following WWDC.

To install the beta, you will need to download the proper configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the ‌‌watchOS 7‌‌ beta can be downloaded through the dedicated ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

To update to the new software, the ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ needs to have 50 percent battery life, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the ‌‌iPhone‌‌. It would be wise to install the...

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10:05
Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 14 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 14 update to developers for testing purposes. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new ‌tvOS 14‌ beta comes two weeks after the release of the first beta.

Registered developers can download the ‌tvOS 14‌ beta onto the ‌Apple TV‌ through a profile installed using Xcode.

‌tvOS 14‌ adds a Picture in Picture mode, a feature that lets you watch movies or TV shows, in a small window in the corner of the screen while you do something else on the ‌Apple TV‌.

There's also a new Home app for the ‌Apple TV‌ in ‌tvOS 14‌, which allows HomeKit-connected devices to be controlled right from the TV. There's an option to view HomeKit...

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09:03
Claimed iPhone 12 Box Insert Design Suggests No Included...

Starting with the iPhone 12 later this year, Apple has been rumored to be omitting the EarPods and power adapter that have traditionally been included in the box, an effort that would save Apple money, reduce e-waste, and cut down on packaging size as Apple would rely on most users already having their own earphones and a plethora of power adapters.

Ran Avni of popular iPhone 3D concept channel ConceptsiPhone has shared a new rendering from a "really reliable source" that is claimed to be a box insert for the ‌iPhone 12‌.

The insert exhibits a very thin profile with a circular area that would be for a USB-C to Lightning cable and a square area that could be for paperwork and the traditional stickers that come with Apple products, as it looks too thin to house EarPods. A thin depression around the...

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07:46
Apple Cuts iPhone Trade-In Values as iPhone 12 Launch Ne...

With just two months to go until the usual timeframe for Apple's iPhone launch events, Apple is cutting back on maximum trade-in values of previous-generation iPhones for those looking to upgrade to a new model.

Maximum values on more recent models have dropped by $30–$50, while older models have generally dropped by $5–$20 with a few models seeing no change in value.

  • iPhone XS Max: $500 to $450 (down $50)
  • ‌iPhone XS‌: $420 to $370 (down $50)
  • iPhone XR: $300 to $270 (down $30)
  • ‌iPhone‌ X: $320 to $280 (down $40)
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus: $250 to $220 (down $30)
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8: $170 (no change)
  • ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus: $150 to $130 (down $20)
  • ‌iPhone‌...

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07:31
Apple Music Introduces Animated Playlist Artwork in iOS...

Apple Music will receive a number of design changes in iOS 14, including a new "Listen Now" tab, improved search, and Autoplay. Another small design update is larger playlist artwork, and today Benjamin Mayo with 9to5Mac shared how some of these designs now include animated art.

On the new Listen Now tab, a "Top Picks" section includes oversized icons for playlists, radio stations, albums, and more, all of which ‌Apple Music‌ thinks you'll like. This week on the ‌iOS 14‌ developer beta, some of these playlists have now received animated artwork, which you can see in the video below.

Slick little animations coming to ‌Apple Music‌ playlist art https://t.co/EPBlsx4UdW pic.twitter....

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07:20
Apple Won 63 Patents Today covering an all new Repositio...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we primarily focus on a single patent describing a possible future accessory that could be used with an iPad, a Mac, in your car and more. Apple never had it go public under Apple until it became a granted patent today as a means of keeping the concept as secret as they could. As always, we wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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Sunday July 5

11:49
MacAdmins Podcast: WWDC Flashcast
11:48
MacAdmins Podcast Episode 172: You have 60 seconds...
11:43
The History of Computing: The Great Firewall of China

Thursday July 2

11:51
Bootstrappers Blog: Methodologies To Calculate the...

A friend of mine was once asked how much his house was worth at dinner. He said “I guess whatever someone will pay for it.” I was pretty young at the time and don’t think I fully appreciated the wisdom of the comment. These days, I get a report from Zillow once a week that shows me how much they think my house is worth. And they’re pretty close to what I see houses in the neighborhood good for. But ultimately, the house is worth what someone would be willing to pay to buy it. If sold, I would walk away with the sale price of the asset (the house) minus any liabilities (the mortgage).

Companies are similar, although there are a few different methodologies we can use to get a good idea of what a startup or business is actually worth. Traditionally these would mainly be the assets minus liabilities, a comparable look at other similar businesses, the income of the business, and a replacement value. The valuation then becomes the basis for any investments or capitalization done...

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Wednesday July 1

18:00
AA20-183A: Defending Against Malicious Cyber...

Original release date: July 1, 2020
Summary

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

This advisory—written by the Cybersecurity Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with contributions from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—highlights risks associated with Tor, along with technical details and recommendations for mitigation. Cyber threat actors can use Tor software and network infrastructure for anonymity and obfuscation purposes to clandestinely conduct malicious cyber operations.[1],[...

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18:00
AA20-183A: Defending Against Malicious Cyber...

Original release date: July 1, 2020 | Last revised: July 2, 2020
Summary

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

This advisory—written by the Cybersecurity Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with contributions from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—highlights risks associated with Tor, along with technical details and recommendations for mitigation. Cyber threat actors can use Tor software and network infrastructure for anonymity and obfuscation purposes to clandestinely conduct malicious cyber operations.[1],[...

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09:00
Introducing new OneDrive features to share and...

The OneDrive team is excited to announce new features that bring a more connected and flexible files experience to business users and more control to admins across Microsoft 365 along with a more personal touch to everyone at home.

The post Introducing new OneDrive features to share and collaborate across work and life appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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Tuesday June 30

07:34
AA20-182A: EINSTEIN Data Trends – 30-day Lookback

Original release date: June 30, 2020
Summary

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) analysts have compiled the top detection signatures that have been the most active over the month of May in our national Intrusion Detection System (IDS), known as EINSTEIN. This information is meant to give the reader a closer look into what analysts are seeing at the national level and provide technical details on some of the most active threats.

IDS is a network tool that uses sensors to monitor inbound and outbound traffic to search for any type of suspicious activity or known threats, alerting analysts when a specific traffic pattern matches with an associated threat. IDS allows users to deploy signatures on these boundary sensors to look for the specific pattern, or network indicator, associated with a known threat.

The EINSTEIN Program is an automated process for collecting, correlating, analyzing, and sharing computer security information across the...

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07:34
AA20-182A: EINSTEIN Data Trends – 30-day Lookback

Original release date: June 30, 2020
Summary

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) analysts have compiled the top detection signatures that have been the most active over the month of May in our national Intrusion Detection System (IDS), known as EINSTEIN. This information is meant to give the reader a closer look into what analysts are seeing at the national level and provide technical details on some of the most active threats.

IDS is a network tool that uses sensors to monitor inbound and outbound traffic to search for any type of suspicious activity or known threats, alerting analysts when a specific traffic pattern matches with an associated threat. IDS allows users to deploy signatures on these boundary sensors to look for the specific pattern, or network indicator, associated with a known threat.

The EINSTEIN Program is an automated process for collecting, correlating, analyzing, and sharing computer security information across the...

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Monday June 29

03:03
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Saturday June 27

11:44
The History of Computing: The Great Web Blackout of...

Thursday June 25

09:00
Improve collaboration and work fluidly across apps—...

This month, we’re announcing updates to improve collaboration, knowledge sharing, and security, along with features hitting public preview or general availability.

The post Improve collaboration and work fluidly across apps—here’s what’s new to Microsoft 365 in June appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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09:00
Improve collaboration and work fluidly across apps—...

This month, we’re announcing updates to improve collaboration, knowledge sharing, and security, along with features hitting public preview or general availability.

The post Improve collaboration and work fluidly across apps—here’s what’s new to Microsoft 365 in June appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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Wednesday June 24

09:00
Lenovo’s smallest desktop serves up power and...

Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M75n combines power, productivity, and intelligent edge computing to respond to our new world of remote work.

The post Lenovo’s smallest desktop serves up power and increased productivity appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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09:00
Lenovo’s smallest desktop serves up power and...

Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M75n combines power, productivity, and intelligent edge computing to respond to our new world of remote work.

The post Lenovo’s smallest desktop serves up power and increased productivity appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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09:00
Acer launches rugged Enduro lineup—and expands...

The new, rugged Enduro series features MIL-810G and are designed for first responders as well as field and manufacturing workers.

The post Acer launches rugged Enduro lineup—and expands ConceptD series for creators appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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09:00
Acer launches rugged Enduro lineup—and expands...

The new, rugged Enduro series features MIL-810G and are designed for first responders as well as field and manufacturing workers.

The post Acer launches rugged Enduro lineup—and expands ConceptD series for creators appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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Monday June 22

11:53
Bootstrappers Blog: What Type Of Business To...

There are 5 main types of organizations that are founded. Each comes with positives and negatives and there’s really no perfect formula when we’re first starting out, but there are some triggers that force us to switch to various types of businesses. The ones we’ll cover in this article include the following:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • LLC
  • S Corporation
  • C Corporation
  • Nonprofit

The Sole Proprietorship

A Sole Proprietorship is an organization that is…

To read the rest of the article, check it out at: https://www.bootstrappers.mn/post/tips-on-what-kind-of-business-to-start

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09:00
Introducing new features in Microsoft Teams to...

Today, new features designed for your personal life begin to roll out in preview to the Microsoft Teams mobile app.

The post Introducing new features in Microsoft Teams to connect you with friends and family—now available in mobile preview appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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09:00
Introducing new features in Microsoft Teams to...

Today, new features designed for your personal life begin to roll out in preview to the Microsoft Teams mobile app.

The post Introducing new features in Microsoft Teams to connect you with friends and family—now available in mobile preview appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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Friday June 19

11:45
The History of Computing: AOL

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Thursday June 18

11:49
MacAdmins Podcast Episode 171: Weldon Dodd

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Apple has clearance, Certified Refurbished, 2019 13″ MacBook Airs available again starting at $779. Each MacBook features a new outer case, comes with a standard Apple one-year warranty, and is... Read more
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Amazon has 2020 13″ 2.0GHz MacBook Pros on sale again today for $150-$200 off Apple’s MSRP. Shipping is free. Be sure to purchase the MacBook Pro from Amazon, rather than a third-party seller, and... Read more
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Sams Club has Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case on sale on their online store for only $149.98 from July 6, 2020 to July 9, 2020. Their price is $50 off Apple’s MSRP, and it’s the lowest... Read more
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Take $300 off the purchase of any Apple iPhone XS model at Xfinity Mobile while supplies last. Service plan required: – 64GB iPhone XS: $599.99 save $300 – 256GB iPhone XS: $749.99 save $300 – 512GB... Read more
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US Cellular has introduced a new July 2020 deal offering free 64GB Apple iPhone 11 smartphones to customers opening a new line of service. No trade-in required, and discounts are applied via monthly... Read more
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Apple has launched their Back to School promotion for 2020. They will include one free pair Apple AirPods (with charging case) with the purchase of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or iMac Pro (Mac... Read more
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Amazon-owned Woot is blowing out a wide range of Apple Macs and iPads for July 4th staring at $279 and ranging up to just over $1000. Models vary from older iPads and 11″ MacBook Airs to some newer... Read more
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Abt Electronics has Apple’s new 32″ Pro Display XDR model with the nano-texture glass in stock and on sale today for up to $144 off MSRP. Shipping is free: – Pro Display XDR (nano-texture glass): $... Read more
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Amazon has Apple’s new 2020 Mac minis on sale today for $40-$100 off MSRP with prices starting at $759. Shipping is free: – 2020 4-Core Mac mini: $759 $40 off MSRP – 2020 6-Core Mac mini: $998.99 $... Read more
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Apple resellers have new 2020 13″ MacBook Airs on sale for $100 off Apple’s MSRP as part of their July 4th sales. Starting at $899, these are the cheapest new 2020 MacBooks for sale anywhere: (1) B... Read more

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