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Monday June 26

13:59
Apple buys German eye tracking firm SensoMotoric...




Apple has entered into an agreement to purchase German company SensoMotoric Instruments -- a company noted for hardware and software for eye tracking sensors, useful for augmented reality.

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13:58
iOS 11 Public Beta Available for iPhone and iPad

Apple released the first public beta of iOS 11 on Monday, following through on its promise to give users a taste of the next major iPhone and iPad operating system.


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13:50
Apple goes live with first public betas of macOS...




In tandem with Monday's iOS 11 release, Apple today also launched the first public betas of macOS High Sierra, and tvOS 11 for the Apple TV.

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13:33
Apple releases first iOS 11 public beta to testers




Apple on Monday released the first public beta of iOS 11, offering iPhone and iPad with extra test devices the opportunity to sample the upcoming operating system prior to its debut this fall.

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13:21
Apple Denies Bloomberg's Report about a...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Confirms Project Titan is the 'Mother of all AI Projects' Focused on Self-Driving Vehicles." This afternoon Bloomberg report that Apple was partnering with Hertz. However, Apple was quick to squash the rumor.

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13:15
Google Chrome 59.0.3071.115 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 59.0.3071.115:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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13:08
Apple's Cook promises security insurance...




Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise appearance at a Cisco event in Las Vegas on Monday, revealing plans to help businesses with discounts on cyber-security insurance if they use products from both companies. Following the event, Cisco announced another outcome of its Apple partnership, the Cisco Security Connector app for iPhone and iPad.

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13:07
Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 11 to Public...

Apple today released the first public beta of iOS 11 to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to download and test the update ahead of its fall release. iOS 11 has been available for developers since June 5, and the first public beta corresponds with the second developer beta.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 11 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. Before installing a beta, make sure to create a full encrypted iTunes backup and be sure to install it on a secondary device because beta software is not stable and can include...

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13:06
How-To: Install iOS 11 public beta on your eligible...

As we just noted, the iOS 11 public beta has been released for anyone who is interested in trying iOS 11 before it is officially released later this fall. That means that you don’t have to be a registered Apple developer in order to install iOS 11, as the public beta process affords a straightforward process for anyone wishing to take the software for an early test drive. In this walkthrough, we’ll guide you through the iOS 11 install process step-by-step on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. more…

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13:04
Recommendations in Setapp to be released June 27

Setapp, the first Mac app-subscription service is launching a personalized AI-based recommendation system dubbed App Advisor tomorrow (June 27). Every time a user launches the service, it will come up with app suggestions from the Setapp collection. 

According to Oleksandr Kosovan, founder and CEO of Setapp, the recommendation models rely mostly on:

  • Collaborative filtering, used to determine the users’ preferences from historical usage data. If two customers use largely the same set of applications, their tastes are likely to be similar. 
  • Content-based filtering, used to recommend the applications that are similar to those that a user used in the past. 

A single monthly subscription of $9.99 with a free trial month. With a referral program one can get up to six months of free subscription.

Setapp is a flat-fee...

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13:04
Apple releases first iOS 11 public beta for iPhone...

Apple has released the first iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of iOS with new features for free.

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13:01
∞ Thoughts on iOS 11

With iOS 11 Public Beta being released today, I could easily sum up my thoughts on the new iOS by saying I think it’s one of the most significant releases ever. Not for any particular whiz-bang feature, but for the attention to detail and all of the small features that people can use every day. […]

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13:00
Report: Apple may have bought eye tracking tech firm...

Apple may have purchased an eye tracking technology company called SensoMotoric Instruments, MacRumors believes. The report is based on legal activity discovered through a shell company and Apple attorney Gene Levoff.

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13:00
First tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available...

[Update: iOS 11 public beta 1 is rolling out now, but tvOS 11 may not be available yet. tvOS 11 public beta is still coming soon.]

Apple has released the first tvOS 11 public beta for non-developers to test on Apple TV. The first tvOS 11 public beta includes new features like Home Screen Syncing, light and dark mode automatic switching, and full AirPods support.

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13:00
First macOS High Sierra public beta is now available...

[Update: iOS 11 public beta 1 is rolling out now, but macOS High Sierra may not be available yet. macOS High Sierra public beta is still coming soon.]

Apple has released the first macOS High Sierra public beta for Mac. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of macOS with new features for free.

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12:54
Apple puts autonomous tech in the Hertz driver’s seat

Apple is leasing some vehicles from Hertz Global to use for autonomous testing, according to Bloomberg. Documents on file with the California Department of Motor Vehicles indicate that Apple will use Lexus RX450h sport utility vehicles for the testing.

When Apple received its license to test three autonomous vehicles from the state’s DMV in April, the documents listed Donlen as the lessor and Apple as the lessee. A half-dozen vehicles have been testing Apple’s autonomous technology on public roads in and around the San Francisco Bay area for at least a year, a person familiar with Apple’s project told Bloomberg earlier this year.

The news breaks on the same day that an autonomous vehicle testing partnership between Avis and Google property Waymo was also unveiled.

The Hertz Corp., a subsidiary of Hertz Global...

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12:54
Vimeo kills plans for subscription video service...




Vimeo -- typically seen as a YouTube competitor -- has officially cancelled plans to enter into the world of Netflix-style subscription video.

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12:52
Review: Focal Spark In-Ear Headphones

Focal is a bit of an institution in the audiophile community. Pronounced "fo-cal", this company has long been known for its high-end speakers for home and car audio. Last year, Focal made a splash with two ultra high-end headphones, the $1000 Elear and $4000 Utopia, which some have called the best in the world. Focal now seeks to expand its reach with the Spark, an entry-level IEM. We found them to be consistent with Focal's heritage and, at $69, worthy of a recommendation despite one significant flaw.
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12:45
Apple, Cisco team up cyber-security insurance...

Apple and Cisco, which specializes in IT and networking, want mutual customers to receive a cyber-security insurance premium discount, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said at a Cisco event in Las Vegas, reports Reuters.

During his appearance onstage at a Cisco event, Tim Cook commented on the safety of using Apple and Cisco products together rather than a competing device from Alphabet. He said the companies will “spend some energy on” achieving these discounts and customers choosing the more secure product partnership should “reap that benefit.” 

Cisco is the largest networking company in the world. It develops, manufactures, and sells...

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12:39
Apple Acquires German Eye Tracking Firm SensoMotoric...

Apple has almost certainly acquired German computer vision company SensoMotoric Instruments, a provider of eye tracking glasses and systems, based on evidence compiled by MacRumors.

On May 2, Apple's vice president of corporate law Gene Levoff, representing Delaware-based shell company Vineyard Capital Corporation, granted power of attorney to German law firm Hiking Kühn Lüer Wojtek to represent Vineyard Capital Corporation in all business related to the acquisition of SensoMotoric Instruments.

On June 16, SensoMotoric Instruments filed several documents with the German Company Register outlining new articles of incorporation. SensoMotoric's previous managing director Eberhard Schmidt was replaced by Dr. Ali Sahin, one of the German attorneys representing Vineyard Capital Corporation.

Vineyard Capital Corporation is listed as having acquired...

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12:25
U.S. Supercomputers, Death of FireWire and iMac Pro...

U.S. Supercomputers falling behind, the story of the slow death of FireWire, and some very special hardware in the coming iMac Pro.


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12:24
Inside iOS 11: One-handed keyboard assists large...




Starting this fall with the release of iOS 11, iPhone users will have the option of invoking a special one-handed keyboard, making it especially easy to type with larger screens.

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12:21
SoftRAID 5.6.1 - High-quality RAID management.

SoftRAID allows you to create and manage disk arrays to increase performance and reliability. SoftRAID allows the user to create and manage RAID 4 and 5 volumes, RAID 1+0, and RAID 1 (Mirror) and RAID 0 (Stripe) volumes. SoftRAID also provides "predictive disk failure", where users are alerted to potential disk failures even before they fail.

SoftRAID's intuitive interface and powerful feature set make this utility a must-have for any OS X Server admin, "Pro" user, photographer, digital-video editor, or desktop user who wants more reliable backup for his computer.



Version 5.6.1:

New

  • Added the SoftRAID Easy Setup application which makes creating your first RAID volume quick and easy
  • Added support for SMART reporting on USB and FireWire disks; this allows SoftRAID to monitor the health of these disks and predict the failure of them too
  • Added simplified Chinese translation to SoftRAID
  • Added a 5...
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12:18
Tim Cook Appears Onstage at Cisco Live to Debut New...

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at Cisco Live in Las Vegas today, sitting down with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins to discuss the ongoing partnership between the two companies that has leveraged Apple's expertise in devices and apps and Cisco's strength in networking and enterprise tools.

Wow! @tim_cook and @ChuckRobbins announcing our IOS security partnership at #CLUS! https://t.co/izPv9neWvZ pic.twitter.com/AD1LUjhwBa

— ☁ David Ulevitch ☁ (@davidu) June 26, 2017 During the session, Cook argued that business customers who use the integrated Apple-Cisco ecosystem should be granted a...

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12:15
Nintendo Bringing Back Retro Games with Mini SNES...

Nostalgic gamers rejoice, for Nintendo is bringing back its classic console as the mini Super NES Classic console system. It will come with 21 games like Super Mario World, F-ZERO, Final Fantasy III, Earthbound, Super Mario Kart, and Star Fox 2, which was previously unreleased. Nintendo will launch the mini SNES Classic Edition on September 29th for US$79.99. Just like the NES Classic, it will have an HDMI port so you can hook it up directly to your TV. Hopefully Nintendo learned its lesson when it released the NES Classic, which was hard to come by because of limited stock and was discontinued earlier this year. When September finally comes around, it wouldn’t be surprising if the SNES Classic is quickly sold out.


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12:13
Report: Apple partnering with Hertz to lease...

As Google’s Waymo announced a deal with Avis this morning to store and service a fleet of its autonomous vehicles, Apple is reported to be partnering with Hertz as a part of its self-driving vehicle efforts.

The arrangement between Waymo and Avis will be based on vehicle storage and light service while Waymo will retain vehicle ownership. In contrast, Apple’s deal with Hertz will include leasing a small number of Lexus RX450H vehicles, the same model it has been using since the California Department of Motor Vehicles approved Apple to test self-driving technology.

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11:54
Apple Working With Hertz on Autonomous Car Testing

Apple's effort to test autonomous vehicle technology in California involves a collaboration with Hertz, the second largest U.S. car rental company, reports Bloomberg.

The disclosure of the relationship between Apple and Hertz came in documents recently released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The documents note Apple is leasing its small fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs for autonomous driving tests from Hertz's fleet management group.The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz’s Donlen fleet-management unit, according to documents released recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. When Apple received its license...

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11:44
Apple to partner with rental car company Hertz on...




Apple's in-house self-driving vehicle technology will reportedly hit the road in a partnership with rental car provider Hertz, giving Apple the ability to put its technology to the test in a highly public way.

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11:43
TMO Background Mode Interview with TekRevue Founder...

Jim Tanous is the founder of the TekRevue website. That’s where you’ll find a wealth of technical articles and reviews for Apple, PC and Linux products. He’s also a regular contributor and editor here at The Mac Observer. Jim was always interested in computer technology, even from age seven. There was no computer at home when he was growing up, but his elementary school had Apple IIs, and he learned the BASIC language. However, Jim’s father was an attorney, and Jim thought, all the way into his second year of law school, that he would become an attorney also. Then one day, he realized that he wasn’t enjoying himself. That, in turn led, by his account, to becoming an Apple Genius. Tune in to find out how he made that grand leap.

[Background Mode will return on July 10.]


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11:40
Powrtabs Disposable Battery Chargers: $19.99

A battery backup is practically essential for iPhone owners on the go, but what happens if your portable charger is drained? The Powrtabs Disposable Battery Charger aims to fix that problem with, well, disposable battery charger packs. Each pack is rated at 1,000 mAh so you’ll get about a four hour boost off one. They’re made from recycled materials and designed to be thrown away once they’re used. You can pick up a five pack for Lightning connector iPhones for US$19.99 with TMO’s deal—that’s 19% off the recular $24.95 price.


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11:39
Tim Cook talks iOS and enterprise at Cisco event,...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made an unannounced appearance at this year’s Cisco Live US event happening now in Las Vegas. Cook’s appearance marks two years since Apple and Cisco unveiled a new partnership to create an iOS “fast lane” for enterprise customers.

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11:38
Apple posts new developer betas of watchOS 3.2.3,...

Apple has released the fourth beta version of watchOS 3.2.3, as well as minor developer's updates for iOS 11 and tvOS 11. They can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.

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11:28
Apple Releases Update for iOS 11 Developer Beta 2

If you have an older iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 Developer Beta 2 there’s a good chance you’re seeing an update today.


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11:16
Uptime app for watching YouTube w/ friends leaves...

Google is unique in that it allows its employees to spend 20% of their time working on personal projects on top of their daily tasks. To help employees, Google has an incubator called Area 120 where projects can come to life. One of the latest apps to come out of Area 120 is called Uptime, and it allows friends to watch, comment, and react to YouTube videos in real-time. Previously in an invite-only beta, Uptime is now available to all as an iOS exclusive…

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11:14
Suitcase Fusion 7 18.2.4 - Font management solution...

Suitcase Fusion 7 is the creative professional's font manager.

Every professional font manager should deliver the basics: spectacular previews, powerful search tools, and efficient font organization. You have those basics covered. But there is a lot more you actually DO with fonts - namely traditional and web design. We can help with that too!

Features

  • Secure, professional font storage
  • Full-featured font previews allow you to compare fonts side-by-side
  • Auto-activation plug-ins for professional design applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXPress
  • Support includes OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8
  • See how fonts work side-by-side in paste-up style previews with QuickComp
  • Patented Font Sense technology fingerprints fonts for precise identification
  • Find similar fonts fast with QuickMatch
  • Web font enabled with WebINK and Google Font connections
  • Organize...
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10:56
AWT TV Episode 13 Tonight at 6:30 PM PT/9:30 PM ET

It's lucky episode 13 of AWT TV tonight, but we don't expect any disasters... Marty Edwards and Steve Sande will take you through our new show format tonight, which is a bit more structured but still provides adequate time for us to chat and discuss! 

To watch the show, head out to our YouTube channel at 6:30 PM PT/9:30 PM ET (or whatever local time it may be wherever you are). 

The first 10 minutes of the show will be a quick overview of some of the more interesting stories of the past week in Apple news, followed by:

• Marty Edwards, doing a detailed dive into Messages, stickers, apps, effects and drawing

• Steve Sande, with a hands-on overview of the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar

• Marty again, with a review of...

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10:52
Proper iOS 11 downgrade procedure detailed on Apple...

Following up on today’s release of iOS 11 beta 2 update 1, Apple has also updated their beta software support page to detail the proper methods in downgrading to iOS 10. Many developers on iOS 11 beta 2 had noticed that downgrading was broken and today’s changes look to resolve that.

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10:45
Google to End Gmail Scanning, Nike’s AR Shoe...

Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet sort out exactly what Google’s plan to stop scanning our Gmail accounts really means, plus they take a look at Nike’s new augmented reality shoe promotion scheme.


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10:42
Facebook to take on Apple Music & others with TV...




Facebook is reportedly planning to launch high-budget scripted TV shows by late summer, directly competing against services like Amazon Video, Netflix, and Apple Music.

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10:39
The United States of Amazon


Amazon's significant expansion into yet another market -- this time, grocery stores -- dominated many of my conversations last week. Clearly, Amazon warned us. I've been here before -- you see, back in the 1990s, when Amazon was just books, I was running the company's e-commerce unit. I got into an argument with one of the analysts focused on Amazon, who believed the company wouldn't go beyond books. I argued that the model it was using could -- and would -- expand to other things, but even I wasn't thinking broadly enough.

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10:38
Amazon Echo Show Reviews: Privacy Concerns, Sound...

Ahead of the launch of the Echo Show this Wednesday, June 28, Amazon has given review units to a few sites so that they can test out the new Echo and see how its 7-inch touch screen adds to the traditional Amazon Echo experience. Amazon revealed the $230 Echo Show earlier in May and bills it as having all of the features of the traditional Echo, with the addition of a display to enhance user interactivity.

According to The Verge, one of the best aspects of Echo Show is that, "you basically never need to tap the screen for anything, unless you really want to." Instead of adding an array of touchscreen-required actions that overcomplicate the interface, the company focused on adapting the abilities of the previous Echo...

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10:25
Apple rolls out fourth revision of watchOS 3.2.3...




A week after macOS Sierra's move to beta 4 launching the set, Apple has made the latest watchOS 3.2.3 beta available for developer testing alongside a pair of very minor developer's updates for iOS 11 and tvOS 11.

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10:23
Rumor: LF Innotke is making plans to make flexible...

Forget the (still unreleased iPhone 8). That’s yesterday’s news. We need rumors about 2018’s “iPhone 9.”

Oh wait, here’s one: LG Innotek is setting up flexible printed circuit board (PCB) production, with the goal of becoming a primary supplier for next year’s Apple smartphone, according to the Korea Economic Daily.

Quoting unnamed “industry sources,” LG Innotek has almost completed the development of flexible PCBs and is likely to break the ground for related facilities in the latter half of this year. If the rumor is true, does that mean more flexible iPhones?

Most likely. PCBs have the potential to replace multiple rigid boards and/or connectors.

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10:21
Apple rolling out ‘iOS 11 Developer beta 2 Update 1...

Apple is rolling out a new build of the iOS 11 beta 2 update first released last week. The new version includes a higher build version, 15A5304j up from 15A5304i, and appears to be rolling out over-the-air for select devices. For devices seeing the update, the new release is called iOS 11 Developer beta 2 Update 1. Apple has similarly released an updated build of the tvOS 11 beta 2 build.

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10:14
MacSales releases 2TB Aura Pro SSD

MacSales.com has announced the availability of the new OWC 2.0TB Aura Pro Solid State Drive for mid-2012 to early 2013 Apple MacBook Pros with Retina display. It’s also compatible with 2010-2012 MacBook Air.

The Aura Pro 2.0TB SSD upgrade frees up and boosts capacity on the internal hard drive. It’s also available as a kit with an Envoy Pro enclosure to immediately reuse an Apple internal hard drive, creating a new external USB 3.1 Gen1 portable drive.

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10:13
MacSales introduces 2TB Aura Pro SSD

MacSales.com has announced the availability of the new OWC 2.0TB Aura Pro Solid State Drive for mid-2012 to early 2013 Apple MacBook Pros with Retina display. It’s also compatible with 2010-2012 MacBook Air.

The Aura Pro 2.0TB SSD upgrade frees up and boosts capacity on the internal hard drive. It’s also available as a kit with an Envoy Pro enclosure to immediately reuse an Apple internal hard drive, creating a new external USB 3.1 Gen1 portable drive. 

The Aura Pro SSD’s global wear leveling algorithm automatically distributes data evenly and manages program/erase count, maximizing SSD lifespan. Its StaticDataRefresh technology manages free space, gradually refreshing data across the SSD over time. The Hardware BCH ECC corrects errors up to 66-bit/1KB for superior data retention and drive health. The Aura Pro SSD’s advanced security protocols support AES 128/256-bit full-drive encryption.  

The 2.0TB...

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10:06
Apple Releases Revised Version of Second iOS 11...

Apple today seeded a revised version of the second iOS 11 beta to developers for testing. The new version has a build number of 15A304j, compared to 15A304i for the original second beta, which was released last Wednesday.

The software update appears to be available for select iPhone and iPad models. It's unclear what revisions have been made at this point.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11 beta from Apple's Developer Center, or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed. A public beta will be released later this month.

iOS 11 is Apple's biggest software release ever for the iPad, with a new Dock that introduces much improved multitasking, a Files app for better managing files, improved Apple Pencil support, a revamped App Switcher, and system-wide drag and drop.

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10:06
Apple releases fourth watchOS 3.2.3 beta for Apple...

Apple has begun seeding the fourth watchOS 3.2.3 beta for Apple Watch. The update is only available to registered developers for testing.

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10:02
LG Innotek aiming at making flexible circuit boards...




LG Innotek is in the process of setting up flexible printed circuit board (PCB) production, with the goal of becoming a primary supplier for the Apple iPhone, according to a report out of LG's home country, South Korea.

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10:00
The untold history of Aretha Franklin’s irrevocable...

I’m not usually a fan of remakes but Franklin’s incredible version of the song blows away the original.

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10:00
watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (14V5751a) Now Available

watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (14V5751a) Now Available

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10:00
watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (14V5751a) Now Available

watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (14V5751a) Now Available

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Echo $130, Anker iPhone...

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

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09:22
Foreign Silicon Valley Workers have nothing to Fear...

Today the Supreme Court agreed to let President Trump's immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts that had put the controversial policy completely on hold.
Last week President Trump acknowledged that tech companies need assistance in getting the workers they need to fulfill positions and that he was working with congress ...

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09:21
Apple-connected Pearl Automation shuts down after...




Pearl Automation -- a startup founded by former Apple workers, which sold an iPhone-connected rear-view camera for cars -- has reportedly shut down, largely because of low initial sales.

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09:05
News: Anki releasing Code Lab addition to Cozmo app...

After announcing the global roll out of its Cozmo robots will start in Canada next month, Anki is launching a companion program in its Cozmo app on July 31 to teach kids to code. In a press release, the company laments the current state of coding programs aimed at kids, calling them a “lackluster and disjointed experience.” The company’s Cozmo Code Lab is intended to make for a more intuitive experience, providing a simple visual…

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09:00
Entrepreneur helps clients transform with Office

Mellicia Marx is in the business of transformation. She runs Poplin Style Direction, a personal styling business that ensures a client’s look is on point. She’s helped new mothers revive their wardrobes, and other clients dress for new office environments confidently. “I love watching people transform,” she says.

Mellicia helps people understand which garments best complement their shape, personality and lifestyle. She teaches them how to shop, what to wear and how to wear it. Mellicia finds the secret style sauce that elevates each client.

Polishing a business’s image

Mellicia also knows that the success of her business depends on styling, too. The look and feel of her business and good communication with clients are key to growth. Through her website, she introduces clients to the...

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08:50
'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy...




Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records --"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released, but early reception to the film appears to be not good.

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08:47
The iPad Pro: Now a true photographer’s tool

I’m looking to replace my older iPad with a Pro for the reasons Carlson lists in his piece. It really is very close to being a Mac replacement for some photographers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:41
Nike, SNKRS Team Up for Augmented Reality Shoe...

Nike is going all in with augmented reality on the iPhone for its latest shoe promotions.


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08:40
iOS 11 public beta is coming this week, here’s how...

Apple has said that its public beta program for upcoming software releases including iOS 11 will start in June. That means we can expect the first public betas sometime between now and Friday. Apple’s public beta program this year will allow users to test iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and tvOS 11 for free, but there are still some things to consider before jumping in…

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08:31
External Link: The iPhone at 10

Believe it or not, the iPhone has been on the market for 10 years! To mark the occasion, tech journalist David Pogue reunited with the three other journalists who were given pre-release review iPhones by Apple: Steven Levy, Ed Baig, and Walt Mossberg. Although the iPhone would end up changing the world, that wasn’t apparent at first. “After three days, I was ready to throw this thing out of the window for trying to type on glass,” Mossberg quipped. But has Apple run out of steam since the debut of the iPhone? Baig rose to Apple’s defense. “How often can you come out with something that changes the world? I mean, we’re all unfair, perhaps, in the media sometimes. Oh, they haven’t had a hit lately. Well, who else had a hit lately? It’s not an easy thing to do.”

 

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08:21
Latest Apps to Showcase Apple's ARKit Include...

iOS developers have already gotten their hands on ARKit, Apple's latest platform which enables developers to quickly and easily build augmented reality experiences into their apps. ARKit blog Made With ARKit has been sharing even more examples of the augmented reality apps that developers are toying around with, coming a few months ahead of when the first apps will launch to the public alongside iOS 11 this fall.

In two new videos shared on Twitter, developers have created useful measuring apps with ARKit, using the camera, processors, and motion sensors in an iPhone or iPad to calculate the size of various objects. In the first video, the app requires users to tap two locations and then shows the total distance between the spots as a floating number in the air.

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08:20
Pearl Automation Reportedly Shutting Down After Poor...

The company, founded by three former Apple engineers, released the RearVision, its first product, just a year ago.


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08:12
2017 MacBook Pro Deals: 13" for $1,229 ($70 off...




Adorama this week is offering AI readers an additional $50 to $100 off popular Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations in Space Gray with our exclusive promo code. On top of the instant and coupon savings, the Apple authorized reseller will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ -- and shipping is free.

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08:12
External Link: Scott Forstall Interviewed at the...

To commemorate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, Scott Forstall, Apple’s former Senior Vice President of iOS Software, sat down for an interview with journalist John Markoff at the Computer History Museum. Forstall told stories about the origins of the iPhone and how Steve Jobs saved his life.

 

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08:00
What’s new with OneNote in the classroom—LMS...

Today, we are rolling out updates for the OneNote Class Notebook add-in, including new Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS) assignment and grade integration for Edsby. To see the full list of over 40 committed education partners, please visit our OneNote Education Partners page. This page also has helpful training videos demonstrating how the OneNote Class Notebook integrates with each of the different LMSes. Read on to learn what’s new in OneNote to help you in the classroom.

OneNote Class Notebook improvements

With this update we made several additions and improvements for the...

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07:42
∞ How the iPhone was born: inside stories of...

[VIDEO] The Wall Street Journal pulled together a masterful insider’s take, embedded in the main Loop post, on the creation of the iPhone. Great, great, great.

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07:38
Listen to radio stations around the world

Radio Garden uses a Google Earth interface that allows you to roam the planet and click on radio stations around the world.

This is fun to play with, though I wish the collection of stations was larger, more inclusive. But worth a look.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:34
Taking and managing screenshots in iOS 11

[VIDEO] Every time I watch an iOS 11 tutorial, I get a larger appreciation for how big a leap forward this latest rev is. In this one (embedded in the main Loop post), Jeff Benjamin talks through the process of taking and managing screenshots in iOS 11.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:28
It had us at “Hello”: The iPhone turns 10

Yesterday, we embedded a video pulled together by David Pogue on the 4 people Steve Jobs handpicked to review the original iPhone.

David Pogue also wrote a cover story for CBS News with a broader embedded video, which includes bits of the “4 original iPhone reviewers” piece, but goes further, including an interview with Bas Ording, an iPhone engineer who helped pull together the original touch screen mechanics.

...

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07:27
$18 billion deal for Toshiba's memory division...




Extending the saga even further, Western Digital has notified Toshiba's board of directors that it formally opposes Toshiba's sale of its memory division to any group that has ties to its primary competitor SK Hynix -- and the favored consortium is relying on funding from it.

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07:26
News: Apple cuts 58,000 Chinese apps from the App...

From June 10 to 21, Apple cut around 58,000 Chinese apps from its App Store, a number six to 10 times larger than usual, People.cn reports. Beijing-based data analysis firm ASO 100 noticed the sudden spike, leading to some grumbling that the move could be seen as retaliation against Tencent, owner of the WeChat app at the center of a debate about Apple’s insistence on taking a 30 percent cut of “tips” sent through social media apps…

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07:22
Amazon demos how Alexa will use the Echo Show’s...

Apple’s unveiling of the HomePod at WWDC was little more than a preview, as the company remains tight-lipped on exactly how the Siri voice assistant will work on the device. Whilst the HomePod isn’t shipping until the end of the year, Amazon is launching its latest addition to the Alexa home AI product range later this week.

The $230 Echo Show launches on Wednesday, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen. The company posted a series of videos (watch after the jump) giving a first look at the UI in action, to show how the Alexa assistant will utilize the screen to display relevant information and respond to voice queries …

more…

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07:20
The apps are too damn big

Matt Birchler:

Auto updates only happen when you are connected to Wifi, but iOS won’t stop you from updating on cellular if you tap the update button. The fact that someone could blow through 10% of their monthly data plan (2GB) just by updating Snapchat and Messenger once. This could be tough if you do it once, but Facebook updates Messenger all the time. They’ve updated the app 5 times in the past month, which could work out to upwards of 400-500 MB over just a month.

And:

“App thinning” is not a magic bullet that erases this problem though, as Facebook Messenger, which shows as being 154 MB, still downloaded 99MB of data for its update.

And:

So are giant app sizes a problem? Yes. Do delta updates allow these updates to use less data? Yes. Do delta updates make these large apps a non-issue? Hell no!

And from this Washington Post article, titled...

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07:10
MacFly Pro is new subscription-based Mac maintenance...

MacFly Pro LLC has introduced MacFly Pro 1.0, a subscription-based Mac maintenance product. The “personal tech assistant” purportedly learns, with every use, from the user's habits for everyday tasks, software preferences and adjusts its recommendations accordingly. 

At the end of the day, your Mac gets a personalized maintenance treatment, according to the folks at MacFly Pro. It consists of two major parts. Cleaner can clean user and system caches, broken application data, media leftovers, and unneeded mail attachments. Manager handles old files on your Mac or finds any photo duplicates on the Manager page.

MacFly Pro 1.0 pricing starts at $3.33/month for a yearly package. Early bird access to MacFly Pro is available with seven-day free trial option.

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07:09
MacFly Pro is new subscription-based Mac maintenance...

MacFly Pro LLC (www.macflypro.com) has introduced MacFly Pro 1.0, a subscription-based Mac maintenance product. The “personal tech assistant” purportedly learns, with every use, from the user's habits for everyday tasks, software preferences and adjusts its recommendations accordingly.

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07:04
Simple but brilliant tape measure apps show just how...

App developers have been having fun with Apple’s ARKit to put together augmented reality apps. We’ve seen a bunch of these already, and two developers have now shown how you can use an iPhone as a tape measure.

It might sound like a boring application, but just look at how much easier it is to measure things in augmented reality …

more…

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06:57
Procreate sketching app updated for new iPad Pros,...

If you have an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, Procreate is a must-have app for illustrators who want to test the limits of Apple’s hardware. The latest version of Procreate includes fixes for users with either model of the new iPad Pro. Procreate has also starting teasing out a major update coming this fall…

more…

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06:57
MacX MediaTrans 3.9 Offers Full Support for iOS 11...

MacXDVD Software has announced MacX MediaTrans 3.9 (https://www.macxdvd.com/mediatrans), an update that provides support for now-in-beta-testing iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

MacX MediaTrans offers a way to manage, backup and transfer your iOS mobile data, including videos, photos, music, ringtone, ebooks, Voice Memo, iTunes U, Podcast and more. Version 3.9 offers optimized data loading performance, fixes data loading problems as well as fixed errors when sorting music by album.

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06:55
News: Apple hires Stanford digital health head amid...

Apple is boosting its push into the digital health realm once again, hiring Dr. Sumbul Desai, the former head of Stanford’s Center for Digital Health, Internet Health Management reports. The center, created this January to connect the university’s researchers with technology companies to further their health goals, has close ties to Apple. Stanford was an early adopter of Apple’s HealthKit platform, using it as early as 2014 in studies…

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06:53
First ‘Assembled in India’ iPhone SEs go on sale

The first iPhone SE models built in India are now on sale in cities around the country such as Bengaluru, where the phones are assembled. The devices are marked "Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in India," the Indian Express reports.

Previously, Apple produced most of its smartphones iPhones in China with a few older models assembled in Brazil. The Cupertino, California-based company has tapped Taiwan's Wistron Corp. to put together the smartphones in the tech capital of Bangalore in Karnataka.

“Apple’s iPhones will be made in Bangalore and all devices will be targeted at the domestic market,” Priyank Kharge, IT minister for Karnataka has said. He added that the state will help Apple if it decides to turn to other contract manufacturers in the region.

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06:46
PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external...




In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

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06:45
LG Innotek will Reportedly Mass Produce Flexible PCB...

A new supply chain report today notes that LG Innotek is set to kick-start the mass production of flexible printed circuit boards for smartphones starting next year. This move to become a flexible PCB supplier for Apple's iPhone...

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06:37
Apple's first 'Assembled in India'...




The first iPhone SE models built in India -- by Apple partner Wistron -- are now on sale in various cities around the country such as Bengaluru, according to local reports.

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06:01
New video features Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell, Greg...




Celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the iPhone continue, with former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie discussing the early iPhone development process in a new interview.

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06:00
VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription for 5 devices is...

VPN Unlimited has partnered with our friends at Stack Commerce to give you one heck of a deal on a lifetime subscription to their powerful VPN service; US$49.99, which gives up to five of your devices access to the service forever.

Readers of Apple World Today already know what a virtual private network is and how it can work to give you absolutely secure communications on any network, provide access to geo-limited services like streaming video, and mask your location for ultra-secure work. VPN Unlimited has won a number of awards from top websites and publications over the past few years as a leader in VPN services, and there are good reasons for the kudos.

With VPN Unlimited, you have:

  • Secure public...
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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Last Chance to get a Lifetime...

In today’s iLounge Deal, it’s your last change to get a lifetime subscription to Instaread for only $49.99 — that’s 90% off the regular price. This service lets you read books in minutes, with key takeaways and summaries of more than 560 New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers right on your iPhone, with twenty new books added every month. You get get insights and key points from each book in 15 minutes or less, and read on your iPhone…

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05:32
Take a Look Back at a 2006 iPhone Patent & new...

As the anniversary iPhone is getting closer to launch, the mainstream media has begun to revisit the historic moment when the iPhone came to market and ignited a mobile revolution and eventually slayed the giants of the day who ruled the mobile industry: Nokia, Blackberry and Motorola. Without Steve Jobs to interview, the next best thing is to take a trip down memory lane with the original team members. In today's report we cover a new interview with some of the key leaders behind the iPhone team while taking a look back at a 2006 iPhone patent that gave the world a peek at what was about to change the world.

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05:30
Former Apple Execs Discuss the Origins of the iPhone

As part of the iPhone’s 10th Anniversary this month, The Wall Street Journal has published a short video which looks at how this revolutionary device came to be. How the iPhone Was Born: Inside Stories of Missteps and Triumphs features interviews with three Apple employees key to the device’s development: Tony Fadell, Greg Christie, and Scott Forstall. Topics include how Apple originally envisioned the iPhone, the range of initial prototype designs, and what it was like to work under pressure from Steve Jobs.

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05:30
Postbox: The email app for Mac power users and this...

For many casual Mac users, the default Apple Mail app is adequate. For those who are power users sending and receiving hundreds of emails each day, Mail just doesn’t cut it. Postbox (US$40) is a powerful and flexible desktop email application for power users that begins where Mail’s limited feature set ends.

Available for both macOS and Windows, Postbox has more available features than we’d be able to cover in a week’s worth of articles. Let’s look at some of the key features that can help power users become more efficient and effective in handling the daily flood of email:

Account Groups - Do you find that your unified Mail inbox is an unorganized mess of work and personal emails? With Postbox’s Account Groups, you can create groups for work and personal accounts that work to separate your work and personal lives.

A look at the Postbox Focus Pane

Focus Pane - With...

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05:15
McAffee June 2017 Threat Report shows uptick in...

The new McAffee June 2017 Threat Report is in and it indicates that the trend in Mac malware isn’t slowing down. There were nearly 250,000 new instances of macOS malware in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total for the quarter to just over 700,000.

While Macs have never been fully immune to viruses and exploits, they generally weren’t as susceptible to the viruses that plagued Windows PC in the first decade of the 2000s. Since then, Apple has backed off from its “Macs don’t get viruses” marketing claim.

At present, traditional PC-like viruses are still relatively rare on the Mac, but according to McAfee, there’s been a “glut of adware”, which tricks users into downloading, running, and authorizing malware with admin privileges. Depending on the malware and its attack vector, the users of infected Macs encounter everything from browser takeovers, to pop-up ads, to unwanted toolbars and browser plugins, to even things like keyloggers and botnet hijacks in the...

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05:02
BetterTouchTool 2.25 - Customize Multi-Touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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05:00
New drone video footage shows Steve Jobs Theater at...

The lights are beginning to come on and employees are beginning to move in at the new Steve Jobs Theater over at the new Apple Park.

Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has posted a new video on his YouTube channel today, giving viewers a fresh look at Apple Park as a small number of employees begin settling into the campus and more buildings take shape.

Now, Sinfield’s late June 2017 update provides a glimpse into Apple’s ongoing construction progress at Apple Park, including a noticeable progression in the number of trees and other pieces of greenery within the “spaceship” building’s circular courtyard. Early on in the video, viewers can also catch a shot of the main atrium of Apple Park, with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors that originally began to take shape in November 2016.

The new drone footage also offers one of the best looks yet at the Steve Jobs Theater, colette with a 360-degree view of the new Apple Park site. On two sides of the lobby,...

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05:00
MacFamilyTree gets even better with version 8.2

MacFamilyTree, the genealogy software for macOS (10.10 and higher), has grown to version 8.2. A good app continues to get better.

The software lets you explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. Version 8.2 features new, improved, and configurable charts and diagrams as well as improved FamilySearch integration and better CloudTree performance. In version 8.2, almost every aspect of a chart can be configured. Many presets can now be further refined to your taste. You can adjust coloring, shadows, line styles, information to display, and fonts for all charts.

Four new charts have been added to MacFamilyTree 8.2 using fractal algorithms to create stunning representations of your tree: Fractal Tree, Circular Tree, Symmetrical Tree, and the Square Tree. The chart editor in MacFamilyTree 8.2 has been enhanced...

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05:00
How safe is iMessage in the cloud?

Of all the problems iMessage has, Apple says it plans to solve a persistent one: having access to all your conversations on every device, instead of messages and data lying scattered across all the Macs, iPhones, and iPads you use. But is this the right problem to solve?

Apple’s Craig Federighi explained at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference that iMessage will be stored in iCloud with “end-to-end encryption,” but provided no other details. Later, he mentioned that Siri training will sync across iCloud instead of being siloed on each of your Apple devices, and that training and marking faces in Photos’ People album will do the same—and with end-to-end encryption.

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04:37
Global cloud mobile music services market to grow at...

The global cloud mobile music services market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 7% from 2017-2021, according to Technavio’s (www.technavio.com) latest market research.

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04:30
First Shots of the Steve Jobs Theater Headline...

The latest footage of the construction of Apple’s new Apple Park campus is up. In addition to some breathtaking views of the building’s architecture and surroundings, we get our first look at the top level of the Steve Jobs Theater, a 1,000-seat auditorium named in honor of the company’s visionary founder where Apple will hold future meetings and product events. Also keep an eye out for all of those solar panels that, when complete, will comprise one of the largest on-site solar power installations in the world.


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04:30
How to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate tabs in...

Did you know you can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate tabs in the Safari web browser of macOS Sierra? Well, you can.

Just hold down Command + Shift, then tap the Left and Right arrow keys move through through the browser tabs from left to right or right to left. Or you can hold down Command + Shift, then tap the Open or Close Bracket keys to move through the browser tabs from left to right or right to left.

You can find more shortcuts here.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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04:27
Samsung revamps Smart Switch website as it targets...

Samsung has revamped the website for its Smart Switch app, designed to make it easy to transfer data and settings to Galaxy devices from competitor phones – including iPhones …

more…

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04:14
SpaceX launches and lands two rockets in a single...

SpaceX's technical problems that caused an explosion last September seem well behind it, as it pulled off the rare feat of launching two rockets this weekend. On Friday, the Falcon 9 lofted a Bulgarian communications satellite into orbit from Florida...

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04:06
Package Central for Adobe InDesign improves email...

Zevrix Solutions has released Package Central 1.9.19, a feature update to company's packaging workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign.

The software automates InDesign packaging with hot folder processing. Package Central offers email notifications, variable packages, PDF export and more. Version 1.9.19 makes it easier to specify multiple addresses for email notifications, and addresses processing errors on some network servers.

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04:00
Apple patent hints at iPhones, iPads with more...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,684,196) for a “display having a flexures element” that hints at flexible iPhones — and perhaps iPads,

The invention is for a display device may incorporate a cover glass with one or more flexure bearing sections. The flexure bearing may permit the cover glass to flex and/or bend in response to stresses or strains while still maintaining contact with an attachment point. If the attachment points have different heights, for example, the cover glass may flex at the flexure bearing, thereby permitting the portion of the cover glass between the attachment points to maintain a relatively planar alignment.

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product.

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03:56
First ‘Assembled in India’ iPhones rolling out...

The first iPhones assembled in India started reaching retail stores the day after Apple confirmed that production had begun, and are now reportedly showing up in many Indian cities. However, hopes that local production would lead to lower prices have not yet been realized …

more…

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03:30
Google Will Finally Stop Scanning Your Emails to...

This doesn’t mean that ads are going away, just that Google promises not to use the contents of your emails to come up with personalized ad ideas.


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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, June 26th 2017

It's Monday morning, and we're talking about how tweets are now official presidential statements, the problem with the console wars and Snapchat Specs made for underwater.

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02:30
Go Wireless or Go Home: Apple Discontinues Wired...

Those looking for an official Apple keyboard with numeric keypad can now shell out $129 on the new wireless model, or try to pick up the old wired model from third-party retailers before supplies run out.


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01:20
Netflix remains ruthless as 'Girlboss' cut...

Netflix never talks audience numbers with its shows, but there's one sure way to know when one is doing poorly. The streaming company cancelled Girlboss, the third series over the last month to get canned. The show was unpopular with critics from the...

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Sunday June 25

23:43
Mohu's latest indoor antenna has a 65-mile range

Mohu has something new for all of the cord-cutters out there. The company has upgraded its indoor Leaf antenna and the new version delivers a 65-mile reception range. That's up from the 50-mile range of the previous model. Mohu says that its SignaLif...

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21:28
Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects

There are good insects, and then there are bad bugs. And the folks at Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Lab (IVL) have been working on a device that will only kill pests and leave the others unharmed. It's called the Photonic Fence, and has been in...

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20:59
WhiteCap 6.7.1 - Visual plug-in for iTunes and other...

WhiteCap is a sleek and sophisticated music visualizer and screensaver that features futuristic, wireframe mesh visuals with dynamic backgrounds and colors.

WhiteCap contains thousands of visual combinations, real-time audio response, configurable on-screen menus, and an extensive library of visual content.

  • Continuously morphing stream of visual effects
  • Adjustable zoom, speed, and music response
  • Easy to install, easy to use



Version 6.7.1:

  • Fixed screen saver for macOS retina displays
  • Fixed not restoring Direct3D state under VirtualDJ
  • Smarter hotkey support for Winamp and MediaMonkey
  • Fixed audio frozen visually when iTunes is paused
  • Fixed prefs not always being saved when quitting iTunes



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
DiskMaker X 6.0 rc5 - Make a bootable OS X installer...

DiskMaker X (was Lion DiskMaker) helps you to build a bootable drive from the official OS X installer app (the one you download from the Mac App Store). It detects the OS X Install program with Spotlight then proposes to build a bootable install disk and make it look as nice as possible. It’s the easiest way to build an OS X Installer in a few clicks! Then you can use the Install drive to fully re-install the OS on a freshly formated drive, or install it on your many Macs without re-downloading the full installer.



Version 6.0 rc5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later.



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20:59
Lyn 1.9 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features

  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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19:37
Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell & Greg Christie...

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone being released to the public. In honor of the anniversary, former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell, and Greg Christie have sat down the The Wall Street Journal to offer some backstory on the device’s inception and the development process…

more…

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19:33
Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop's 'healing...

You're probably used to ignoring all those overpriced New Age-y therapies and miracle cures Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop tends to promote. Remember that time when it suggested inserting jade eggs into the vagina to "increase chi?" No? Well, you can...

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18:40
Former Apple Executives Recall Designing Touchscreen...

As we near the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone later this week, a few stories posted online have delved into the rich history of where the device started, how the original team came up with the idea for the touchscreen smartphone, and what it was like reviewing the device back in 2007.

In a new video shared by The Wall Street Journal today, three former Apple executives -- Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie -- have taken a look back at the first days of designing the iPhone with Steve Jobs. Apple's former senior vice president of the iPod division, Tony Fadell, recounted a time when Jobs showed him the company's first demo for what would...

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18:24
Apple & Tim Cook celebrate #Pride2017 in cities...

As it has done in past years, Apple this week celebrated Pride 2017 in a handful of cities around the world, participating in parades in San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto. Tim Cook also commemorated the parades with a tweet….

more…

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17:16
Report: Facebook to pay Hollywood millions for...

Facebook is very serious about its original programming ambitions -- $3 million per episode serious. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tech giant is courting Hollywood agencies for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to...

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15:26
Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why...

There's been a lot of speculation around whether Mark Zuckerberg is or is not planning to run for office. From his nationwide tour to his rejection of atheism, there have been quite a few moments that could be interpreted as a lead-up to a presidenti...

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15:09
Apple's Tim Cook, other CEOs meet with India...




Apple CEO Tim Cook was reportedly one of 21 U.S. corporate leaders who attended a roundtable with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

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14:31
LaunchBar 6.9

Brings several improvements to the app’s appearance, as well as added support for Things 3. ($29 new, free update, 14.1 MB)

 

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13:48
Artificial iris responds to light like real eyes

The human iris does its job of adjusting your pupil size to meter the amount of light hitting the retina behind without you having to actively think about it. And while a camera's aperture is designed to work the same way as a biological iris, it's a...

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12:14
Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea

Spectacles have made sharing marginally exciting videos on land via Snapchat easier. It also helps that you no longer need to hunt down a vending machine to snag a pair in the US. But a partnership between the social network and Royal Caribbean cruis...

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12:13
∞ Why olive oil is awesome

I didn’t appreciate the awesomeness of olive oil until I spent a month in Italy. I thought putting it on a piece of bread like butter would be greasy and disgusting. Turns out, it’s a little piece of heaven.

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11:02
The 4 people Steve Jobs handpicked to review the...

In the embedded video, look for a (hairless!) yours truly at 2:15.

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10:58
WhatsApp is becoming a top news source in some...

WhatsApp might not be all that popular in the US, but in some places, it's fast becoming a place where people can safely share and get the latest news. According to a study conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, more and more...

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10:31
Apple's CEO and other Silicon Valley Elites met...

Today, twenty-one of Silcon Valley's top leaders met with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in the US today on the second leg of his three-nation tour. PM Modi will hold his first bilateral meeting with President Donald Trump at a working dinner at the White House on Monday. In our cover graphic, you're able to see India's PM Modi centered between Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Cisco's executive chairman John Chambers.

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10:30
The App Store’s “Unapologetically Canadian” page

Canada turns 150 years old next week and this page highlights some great apps made by my fellow Canadians.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:14
Tumblr apologizes for filtering out LGBTQ+ content

Tumblr* says it has fixed the main issues that were plaguing "Safe Mode," a feature it recently launched to hide all NSFW posts from your Dashboard. It's a welcome addition for libraries, schools or parents who don't want to block the social network...

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09:30
The best clothing iron

By Jackie Reeve

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Re...

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09:27
The 'Five Eyes' Intelligence Network...

On June 19, Patently Apple posted a report titled "The EU Rolls the Dice and Sides with No Decryption, No Reverse Engineering of Communications." Now the U.S. along with the top Commonwealth countries are set to push efforts that are contrary in nature to those proposed by the EU. Today Australia said it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists ...

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09:12
Oh…Snap! – Mac Geek Gab 663

Proper use of a catchall address, external MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries, granular controls on the volume slider, GPS in Airplane mode, and making an old trackball with with Sierra are just the way this show begins. Listen in for much, much more… and feel free to send your questions in, too!


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08:36
Original iPhone's First Four Reviewers...

With the iPhone's tenth birthday coming up this week, CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment today taking a look back at the development and launch of the original iPhone.

The segment from David Pogue includes a roundtable session with Pogue, Walt Mossberg, Steven Levy, and Ed Baig, the four journalists who received review units of the iPhone in 2007 just prior to its launch."After three days," said Mossberg, "I was ready to throw this thing out of the window for trying to type on glass."

"It's ten years later," said Levy, "and half the emails I get still have a little message underneath saying, 'Typed on phone, forgive typos'!"Pogue also sits down for a brief interview with Bas Ording, one of the key Apple engineers behind the first iPhone.Part of what made the iPhone a hit was that objects in that touchscreen world have their own physics. You can thank Bas Ording for some of it, like how lists have...

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08:12
Hands-on: LumaFusion – this is the iPad video...

If you’ve never heard of LumaFusion ($19.99), I won’t fault you for that. I hadn’t heard of it either until commenters on our YouTube channel vehemently encouraged me to give the app a shot.

Pardon me for initially being skeptical, as I’d heard this story numerous times before: “So and so has produced an amazing app that finally lets you truly edit videos on the iPad.” As a Final Cut Pro X devotee who’s often seen tethered to a Mac, I guess you can say I have trust issues when it comes to such lofty claims.

I’ve tried a handful of video editing apps on iPad, and have walked away disappointed every single time. Most of them promise something that they simply can’t deliver, while others show promise, yet ultimately fail in some key area.

The most competent video editing app that I’ve seen up until now...

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08:00
After Math: Binge On

It was a bountiful week for mass consumption. Twitch announced that it will run 6 straight days of MST3K, German police went on a 36-house raiding spree in search of hate speech and Sega's bringing some of its most beloved titles to mobile. Numbers,...

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07:43
Apple Wins 11 Design Patents in China for iMessage...

On Friday Apple was granted eleven design patents by the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office covering iOS user interfaces for iMessage and Apple Watch. Many of the Apple Watch interfaces relate to fitness, such the 'Activity Sharing' UI and Activity Rings representing move/exercise/stand.

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07:09
WhiteCap 6.7.1 - Visual plug-in for iTunes and other...

WhiteCap is a sleek and sophisticated music visualizer and screensaver that features futuristic, wireframe mesh visuals with dynamic backgrounds and colors.

WhiteCap contains thousands of visual combinations, real-time audio response, configurable on-screen menus, and an extensive library of visual content.

  • Continuously morphing stream of visual effects
  • Adjustable zoom, speed, and music response
  • Easy to install, easy to use



Version 6.7.1:

  • Fixed screen saver for macOS retina displays
  • Fixed not restoring Direct3D state under VirtualDJ
  • Smarter hotkey support for Winamp and MediaMonkey
  • Fixed audio frozen visually when iTunes is paused
  • Fixed prefs not always being saved when quitting iTunes



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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06:30
Ben Heck’s ultimate Nintendo Switch mod

Max is struggling with his Nintendo Switch, and so to avoid serious hand surgery, Ben is modding a Nintendo Switch JoyCon to move the analogue stick. This gives Ben the perfect opportunity to void the warranty on the JoyCon and tear it down to se...

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05:54
DiskMaker X 6.0 rc5 - Make a bootable OS X installer...

DiskMaker X (was Lion DiskMaker) helps you to build a bootable drive from the official OS X installer app (the one you download from the Mac App Store). It detects the OS X Install program with Spotlight then proposes to build a bootable install disk and make it look as nice as possible. It’s the easiest way to build an OS X Installer in a few clicks! Then you can use the Install drive to fully re-install the OS on a freshly formated drive, or install it on your many Macs without re-downloading the full installer.



Version 6.0 rc5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later.



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05:48
Lyn 1.9 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features

  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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05:33
Chinese Police Arrest 15 Apple Contractor Employees...

On June 8, Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Rogue Group of Chinese Apple Employees Arrested for Selling Apple Customer's Personal Data." Those arrested for suspicion of stealing have now been arrested for stealing over $7 million selling Apple customer data

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Saturday June 24

22:05
Review: Linksys Velop mesh networking kit delivers...




Continuing AppleInsider's quest to find the perfect mesh networking hardware, this week we take a closer look at Linksys' entry, a three-tower setup named Velop.

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20:59
MacFamilyTree 8.2.1 - Create and explore your family...

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Overview

  • well-structured, fast and...
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20:59
LaunchBar 6.9 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.9:

Appearance

  • Re-organized Themes.
  • Changed Default Theme. The previous default theme is still available (it has been renamed to “Base”).
  • Improved...
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20:48
A 3D-printed bridge is being built using reinforced...

3D printing is a massive category that covers everything from small, DIY, plastic projects to metal meant to be used in Boeing's 787 airplane. Yet another usage has come to light, courtesy of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands....

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19:12
Venmo reportedly made physical debit cards for a...

Venmo is reportedly taking a leaf out of other digital payment services' book and making a physical debit card. According to Recode, the PayPal-owned mobile app created to make going Dutch with friends a lot easier has already begun testing a card th...

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17:45
It's now easier to get Purism's security-...

Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you're becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only used to sell made-to-order machines, has just announced t...

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16:42
PSA: Watch CBS Sunday Morning tomorrow for a special...

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone and while Apple celebrated earlier this year, this month marks the anniversary of when the device was released to the public. To celebrate, CBS Sunday Morning is airing a special segment on the device tomorrow morning…

more…

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15:34
New Apple Park drone footage shows more landscaping...




A newly-published video shows that while construction and landscaping work is at an advanced stage at Apple Park, it remains underway, particularly at some satellite buildings including the Steve Jobs Theater.

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15:32
Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each...

Most current self-driving technology relies on cameras, radar and lidar. These sensory devices serve as eyes for the car, mimicking what a human driver can see. But a University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2V, or v...

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13:47
Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for...

Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that this code, from the Shared Source Kit, is genuine.

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12:28
LaunchBar 6.9 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.9:

Appearance

  • Re-organized Themes.
  • Changed Default Theme. The previous default theme is still available (it has been renamed to “Base”).
  • Improved...
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12:12
Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

After a report from The London TImes that the email addresses and passwords of British cabinet members and other government officials were being traded by Russian hackers, it looks like the inevitable next step has occurred: a cyberattack on the UK p...

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11:35
Latest iPhone 8 dummy images further corroborate...

The iPhone 8 leaks continue this weekend with images emerging of yet another dummy unit. Shared on Twitter by leaker Onleaks, the dummy model corroborates much of what we’ve seen many times in the past related to the iPhone 8’s design, including a glass back, vertical dual-camera design, and more…

more…

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10:45
In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements

Does a tweet count as an official response to a federal inquiry? Unsurprisingly, the White House thinks so. As reported by Reuters, the White House sent a letter to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee claiming that a pair of Trump twe...

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09:31
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, Roland and Studio Electronics unveil a brand new mono analog synth, Native Instruments drops a toy box full of quirky sounds and Output introduces us to its new studio desk Platform… more…

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Apple's original...

Apple Is a Step
Closer to Making
Its Own TV Shows
David Sims,
The Atlantic

While the company's television aspirations remain largely a mystery, Apple hired two big names this week to help build its slate of original shows. Jamie Erlicht and Zack V...

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09:04
Apple has removed 58k apps from the Chinese App...

A report earlier this week detailed Apple’s efforts to remove spam and copy-cat apps from the App Store, and one area the company specifically seems to be targeting is China. As noted in a new report from People.cn, Apple has removed around 58,000 Chinese apps from the App Store over the last two weeks, a drastic increase compared to normal.

more…

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09:00
Review: Elgato Eve Motion HomeKit-Compatible Motion...

As part of our continuing coverage of the Internet of Things, Apple World Today tries to take the pain out of selecting HomeKit accessories by testing and reviewing them so that readers don’t get unexpected surprises. Today we’re looking at the HomeKit-compatible Elgato Eve Motion, a US$49.95 wireless motion detector that can be used as part of an overall HomeKit automation plan for your home.

Elgato Eve Motion. Photo ©2017 Steven Sande

Design

If there’s one thing that I’ve always liked about the Elgato Eve home automation product line, it’s that the design is second to none. All of the devices use a similar design scheme, with a gloss white finish and gentle curving sides. You can place an Elgato Eve sensor anywhere in any home and it won’t look out of place.

The Eve Motion detector is small at 3.15 x 3.15 x 1.26 inches (80 x 80 x 32mm) and is powered by a pair of common AA...

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08:34
Apple hires Stanford Medicine’s digital health leader

Apple is hiring Stanford Medicine’s digital health leader, Dr. Sumbul Desai, according to Internet Health Management.

She headed up Stanford’s Center for Digital Health, which the Stanford University School of Medicine launched in January 2017. 

The goal of the center is to enhance Stanford’s digital health initiatives via collaboration with digital technology companies, clinical research and education. Stanford has close ties to Apple, notes Internet Health Management.

Along the same lines, Apple is working with a start-up called Health Gorilla in its secretive personal health record initiative, reports CNBC, quoting unnamed sources. Health...

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08:17
Apple hires Stanford digital health leader as it...

As it continues to expand its health efforts, Apple has hired Stanford’s digital health leader, Dr. Sumbul Desai. As noted by Internet Health Management, Desai was the head of Stanford’s Center for Digital Health and will join Apple’s ever-growing health team…

more…

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08:05
This week’s top stories: iPhone 8 dummy unit leaks,...

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 8 dummy unit leaks, iOS 11 beta 2, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, HomePod, and much more.

more…

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08:00
'Rocket League' will die without cross-...

All online games eventually die. But the difference between the original version of World of Warcraft and, say, Call of Duty: Ghosts is that WoW was more of a service on an open system (PC). Players were able to gradually migrate to its annual expans...

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07:51
Take a look inside Steve Jobs Theater with the...

Earlier this week, satellite footage highlighted the progress Apple has made in construction on Apple Park, showing the new campus go from skeleton form to near completion. Now, Duncan Sinfield is back with his newest drone footage, offering our clearest look yet at Steve Jobs Theater.

more…

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07:22
MacFamilyTree 8.2.1 - Create and explore your family...

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Overview

  • well-structured, fast and...
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07:10
Apple Files for 'Beddit' and '...

On May 09 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Acquires Beddit, Developer behind a Sleep Tracking App." Apple has now filed for a trademark covering this product name starting in Hong Kong. Apple has filed their application under five international classes covering such things as electronic sensors that measure and track general well-being, sleep patterns, sleep quality, respiration sounds, respiration movements, heart rate, limb movements and more. It's also covered as a medical device and for medical research as well as for beds, linens, bedroom furniture and more.

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06:30
Sony is losing its grip on the indie market

Here we go again.

In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audiences. Indie Game: The Movie was about to debut, giv...

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06:29
New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Steve Jobs...

Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has posted a new video on his YouTube channel today, giving viewers a fresh look at Apple Park as a small number of employees begin settling into the campus and more buildings take shape. It's been nearly two years since Sinfield originally started providing monthly drone footage for what was previously referred to as "Apple Campus 2."

Now, Sinfield's late June 2017 update provides a glimpse into Apple's ongoing construction progress at Apple Park, including a noticeable progression in the number of trees and other pieces of greenery within the "spaceship" building's circular courtyard. Early on in the video, viewers can also catch a shot of the main atrium of Apple Park, with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors that originally began to take shape in...

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05:59
Apple Files for ARKit Logo Trademark in the U.S. and...

This week Apple filed for their new 'AR' logo trademark in the U.S. and Hong Kong. The new AR logo is associated with Apple's developer ARKit that supports a new framework that allows developers to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. Apple legal covers the new logo under international class 09 which covers augmented reality smartglasses, 3D spectacles and headsets supporting access to the net and telephony with the latter supported by a 2016 patent filing.

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05:00
A Weird but Effective iPhone Car Mount

Want a better car mount for your iPhone? Josh Center has one to recommend, assuming you have an accessible CD slot in your car and keep your iPhone in a case.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We have Galaxy Note 8 rumors, and information about an Amazon beehive -- we'll explain.

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05:00
Explore ancient ruins and solve clever puzzles in...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

I wasn’t even looking for new games on the App Store when the trailer for After the End: Forsaken Destiny caught my eye. Despite its clunky, somewhat cliché title, the game immediately piqued my interest with its smooth, perspective-based puzzles, constantly-evolving landscapes, and low-poly artistic style that’s reminiscent of an all-time favorite, Monument Valley.

...

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04:39
Apple Updates Apple Logo Trademark to Cover Tourism...

Every time that Apple wants to expand upon their current products or services they're legally bound to update their trademarks to represent said changes. The international class that they file it under is where the public gets to see what is possibly coming to market that requires a legal update. The updates cover all things related to tourism and electricity distribution. Whether the extensive coverage for tourism is relating to Siri or a new project is unknown at this time.

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04:30
Shipments of AR and VR headsets expected to grow at...

A report from the Israeli website The Verifier says the upcoming “iPhone 8” will include an iPad Pro-like smart connector that may be the link up for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality headsets. The article adds that the smart connector will also be used for charging, sort of like MagSafe for the iPhone. 

Personally, I’m dubious, but, if the rumor is true, the timing might be good. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) ...

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04:00
Consumers want in-vehicle tech (but willingness to...

A new global survey on consumer preferences for automotive technology finds more consumers desire advanced technology in their next new vehicle. However, their willingness to pay for technology demonstrates a wide variety of viewpoints from consumers across leading global markets, says the survey from business information provider IHS Markit.

Things look bright for Apple tech such as CarPlay, Maps and Apple Music. As in-vehicle technology continues its growth trajectory, so too does consumer desire to integrate their mobile apps into their vehicle, according to IHS Markit. Among those surveyed, nearly all consumers who had familiarity with replicating their smartphone system onto an in-vehicle display indicated they were interested or somewhat interested in having this feature in their next new vehicle.

In addition, nearly half of all respondents indicated navigation apps as the leading use of smartphone apps in the vehicle. Weather apps followed with 40% of...

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01:20
Google Home and Assistant can speak Canadian French...

The first of several new languages for Google's Assistant AI is here, as users have noticed Canadian French as a language option. I was able to switch it on for my Google Home by looking for Assistant Language under device settings in its control app...

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Friday June 23

23:43
Friday 5: Affinity Photo – a must-have photo editing...

When Serif’s Ash Hewson took the stage in San Jose during the WWDC 2017 keynote, you just knew that something big was about the be announced. That announcement, which didn’t disappoint, turned out to be Affinity Photo for iPad. The flagship desktop app makes its way to iOS for the first time after initially appearing on Mac and PC.

Affinity Photo, like Serif’s other popular desktop app, Affinity Designer, is well-respected photo editing software that can function as an Adobe Photoshop replacement for many desktop workflows. Can the iPad version make the same claim?...

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21:41
Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the...




At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn't jump, you'll be even happier with the 2017.

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21:30
This week on AI: 12.9" iPad Pro & 5K iMac...




As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the "iPhone 8," and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

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20:59
Spotify 1.0.57.474. - Stream music, create playlists...

Spotify is a streaming music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. Whether you like driving rock, silky R&B, or grandiose classical music, Spotify's massive catalogue puts all your favorites within your reach. No streaming service offers a larger, more varied catalogue.

The music you love, whenever you want it

  • You're the DJ. Add stars to your favorite tracks, and create playlists. Spotify lets you keep your favorites close at hand.
  • Endless discovery. With built-in Related Artist suggestions, Spotify will help you discover your new favorite artists, albums, and tracks.
  • Make it social. Follow your favorite artists, share musical recommendations with friends, and more.



Version 1.0.57.474.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.9 or later...

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20:59
VOX 2.8.26 - Music player that supports many...

VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
    • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
    • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
    • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
    • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
  • Rule your music with ease:
    • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
    • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from...
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20:59
beaTunes 5.0.1 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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20:59
LibreOffice 5.3.4.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.3.4.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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20:59
Sparkle Pro 2.2 - $79.99

Sparkle Pro will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen. And if you need to create only a single site, please consider Sparkle One.

With Sparkle Pro you:

  • Create landing pages in a matter of minutes--test your ideas quickly
  • Focus your attention on content and layout
  • Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs

Features

  • Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files
  • ...
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20:59
calibre 3.1.1 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 3.1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X...

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20:52
Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels...

Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japanese company apparently has a plan to add OLED TV p...

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20:02
Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game...

Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V single pl...

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18:26
Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation...

President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn't used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin La...

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17:19
'Titanfall 2' DLC adds another weapon slot...

It might be hard to top Titanfall 2's last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooter's next free content block will add something back that fans have been wanting for months...

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16:11
Facebook’s latest app is designed just for video...

In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It's essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed w...

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15:33
Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health...




Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

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15:18
New Photo Pairs iPhone 8 Mockup and Already...

This latest mockup shows just how thin the iPhone 8 display bezel may be.


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15:06
Nike’s SNKRS app uses AR to help you buy limited-...

Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the system's first drop being the Nike SB Dunk High Pro "Momofuku," a model desi...

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14:45
AWT News Update: June 23, 2017

Friday's usually a slow day for Apple news, but we have a handful of stories for your listening pleasure:

  • Apple's celebrating Canada 150 by adding a special section to the Canadian iOS App Store highlighting apps that were developed by Canadians and in Canada
  • Google promises that it will stop scanning user emails in its free Gmail product in order to personalize advertising
  • That iPhone 8? It might be called the iPhone Decade Edition...or not
  • Google's YouTube TV is expanding to ten more metropolitan areas in the US in the next few weeks

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

Text Version

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14:36
‘Modern Warfare Remastered’ heads to PS4 without the...

If you were disappointed that you had to keep the $80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewed Modern Warfare remaster, you're in luck. Publisher Activision has announced that it will reverse t...

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14:26
How to Start a Campfire With a Plastic Sandwich Bag...

This video isn’t conventional computer tech. And yet’s immensely technical, invoking a principle of physics. Gotta love that. And so, if you’re camping, don’t have matches, can’t find a flinty rock and can’t get your campfire started for a cold night to come, here’s a really cool demo. What you need is some pulverized wood, a clear plastic sandwich bag, and some water from a nearby stream. Or your cooler. Sound impossible, Mr. MacGyver? Check it out.


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FCC greenlights OneWeb to deliver satellite internet...

Providing internet to remote users beyond the telecom grid has always been a difficult dream to realize. But as Trump assured supporters in Iowa yesterday that better rural broadband would get looped into his infrastructure plans, the ambition at lea...

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13:46
Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in...

VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 -- which should put it somewhere around $900 -- and will likely launch in late September. The informa...

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13:45
This Week in iOS Apps: Backtrack Golf helps improve...

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This week’s roundup includes a new app that improves your golf game, and also includes apps to help you manage tasks, track weather, and even call a locksmith. Read on!

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13:43
Consumers Trust Amazon More Than Apple

A recent survey showed that consumers have more trust in Amazon to keep their personal data safe than Apple. How can this be?


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