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Monday October 21

04:29
Editorial: Nikkei reported good news from iPhone...




For at least the last six years, Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei has reported unreliable stories about iPhone production orders. This month, its channel check "news" sounded positive -- but that doesn't mean that bits of data shaken from some branch of the supply chain is suddenly now reliable or can be correctly interpreted by outsiders.

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04:00
WPS Office review: Full-featured Microsoft-style...

Microsoft Office dominates the productivity suite market, succumbing only recently to Google’s free alternative. Despite the surging popularity of Chromebooks, many users prefer native desktop applications over cloud apps, and are willing to shell out $100 each year for the privilege.

If you’re looking to spend a lot less without sacrificing features, there are compelling options available. Unless you’re a hardcore Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint jockey who frequently collaborates with others, it’s time to take a new breed of all-in-one Office clones for a spin.

Kingsoft

Who needs Microsoft Word when WPS Writer does almost everything for cheaper while retaining the same look and feel?

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03:36
ESG: security gap in cloud data exists that’s both ‘...

A new report from ESG, released at the September’s Cloud Native Security Summit, found that security professionals regard their existing tools inadequate for securing critical cloud data, even as their organizations invest heavily, with increasing speed, in cloud applications. 

Commissioned by Capsule8, Obsidian, and Signal Sciences, the report,...

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03:36
ESG: security gap in cloud data exists that’s both ‘...

A new report from ESG, released at the September’s Cloud Native Security Summit, found that security professionals regard their existing tools inadequate for securing critical cloud data, even as their organizations invest heavily, with increasing speed, in cloud applications. 

Commissioned by Capsule8, Obsidian, and Signal Sciences, the report,...

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03:36
ESG: security gap in cloud data exists that’s both ‘...

A new report from ESG, released at the September’s Cloud Native Security Summit, found that security professionals regard their existing tools inadequate for securing critical cloud data, even as their organizations invest heavily, with increasing speed, in cloud applications. 

Commissioned by Capsule8, Obsidian, and Signal Sciences, the report,...

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03:12
Alexa and Google Home spying apps easily made it...




A security research organization in Germany placed eight 'smart spies' in both the Amazon Alexa and Google Home app stores to demonstrate how easily eavesdropping and phishing can be done over smart speakers.

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03:00
Roku Smart Soundbar review: Easy controls make a big...

Roku's streaming TV soundbar doesn't win on audio quality or extensibility, but its speech enhancements really come in handy.

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03:00
Where did that go? Find the parts of iTunes now...

With macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple killed iTunes, but its heart still beats in different apps across the operating system. Judging by email received, knowing where to find them can be a treasure hunt. Here’s how iTunes was split up.

Music

Remember when iTunes was all about music? You no longer have to remember, because the Music app replaces most of iTunes’s features and is, true to its name, all about Music. In Music, you find your music library, manage an Apple Music subscription, and purchase songs, albums, and music videos from the iTunes Store. (See, iTunes isn’t really dead!)

IDG

Music is iTunes with everything else stripped out.

To read...

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02:09
Some Apple TV owners experiencing repeated crashes...

The TV app is a critical part of the Apple TV experience, in fact it even has its own physical button on the Siri Remote (by default). Apple uses the TV app as the vehicle to unify content from installed third-party video apps, Apple TV Channels, iTunes purchases and (soon) Apple TV+ TV shows and movies.

However, we have received a handful of reports of people who are currently unable to use the TV app. The TV app simply crashes as the user browses around, usually on the first swipe down in the Watch Now tab. This issue seems to be linked to the latest tvOS 13 update which introduced a partial TV app redesign.

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00:34
Teenagers Are Easily Bypassing Apple's Parental...

"Kids are outsmarting an army of engineers from Cupertino, California," reports the Washington Post:

And Apple, which introduced "Screen Time" a year ago in response to pressure to address phone overuse by kids, has been slow to make fixes to its software that would close these loopholes. It's causing some parents to raise questions about Apple's commitment to safeguarding children from harmful content and smartphone addiction.

When Screen Time blocks an app from working, it becomes grayed out, and clicking on it does nothing unless parents approve a request for more time. Or, at least, it's supposed to work that way. On Reddit and YouTube, kids are sharing tips and tricks that allow them to circumvent Screen Time. They download special software that can exploit Apple security flaws, disabling Screen Time or cracking their parents' passwords. They search for bugs that make it easy to keep using their phones, unbeknown to parents, such as changing the time to trick...

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Sunday October 20

23:43
iShowU Instant 1.3.0 - Full-featured screen...

iShowU Instant gives you real-time screen recording like you've never seen before! It is the fastest, most feature-filled real-time screen capture tool from shinywhitebox yet. All of the features you would expect are here, and probably some you don't!

  • Record from any screen
  • Enhance your microphone audio through the use of a dynamics processor, compressor and/or equaliser*
  • Record from iOS devices
  • Add text and/or an overlay
  • Enhance your recording with mouse and click visualization
  • Trim front/back after recording
  • Create time-lapse recordings
  • Share to a wide range of online services
  • And more!

* requires Advanced Features.



Version 1.3.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.14 or later

  • Ready for Catalina
  • ...
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15:44
Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-...

There are a lot of problems with Qatar in general and their World Cup 2022 bid and preparations but its plan for cooling off the population and fans is very interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:33
70 hours of relaxing oceanscapes

This is 70 hours of oceanscapes from the BBC broken up into ten hour chunks of seven videos: coral reefs, coastlines, deep ocean, open ocean, frozen seas, ocean surfaces, and sea forests. I don’t know that anyone needs to watch this much ocean video but the BBC stuff is spectacularly beautiful.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:53
Apple led the way with Major Health Studies...

While trying to catch up with Apple, competitor Fitbit announced this week that they formed The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance.

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12:49
Yahoo Closing Down Yahoo Groups Web Site

Yahoo has announced that it is effectively shutting down the Yahoo Groups Web interface in December. Now is the time to download any data you want to keep and consider migrating to another service.

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11:47
Adobe Fresco vs Rebelle 3: Which tool is better for...




Adobe's recently released Fresco promises to emulate traditional media right from the comfort of your iPad. We compared it against EscapeMotion's Rebelle 3, a desktop application that has been bringing traditional artists to the computer since 2015.

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11:15
Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test...

Qantas just broke a record for air travel, and it may have helped science in the process. The Australian airline has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York City to Sydney as part of a project researching the effects of very lon...

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10:41
Amazon drops Apple's 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro to...




Apple latest iPad Pro with 1TB of space has just received a $250 markdown on Amazon, bringing the price down to $1,099, a record low. Supplies may be limited, so act fast to snap up the deal.

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10:00
The best trackballs

By Thorin Klosowski

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to trackballs.

After sp...

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08:49
How the Security Code AutoFill feature made it to...




Apple Software Engineer Ricky Mondello took to Twitter to tell the tale of one of iOS 12's most beloved features: Security Code AutoFill.

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08:30
After Math: Stand and Delivery

Things happened this week, such as Alphabet commencing commercial flights of its Wing drone delivery program in Christiansburg, Virginia. But they weren't the only tech corporation that decided to put things where they previously were not at speeds t...

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08:04
Apple engineer explains how the incredibly useful...

One of the most useful new features to come to iOS over the last several years has been Security Code AutoFill. Added in iOS 12, this feature autofills the security code authentication text messages you receive from banks, websites, and more.

On Twitter this weekend, an Apple software engineer has offered a fun look at how the feature was developed.

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07:51
The History Of Computing: The Meteoric Rise of...
07:28
Dark Mode in iOS 13 significantly helps iPhone...

Dark Mode is one of the tentpole features of iOS 13 this year, and is rolling out quickly to third-party apps and websites. A new test from PhoneBuff this weekend aims to discover just how much better Dark Mode is for battery life than Light Mode.

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The post Dark Mode in iOS 13 significantly helps iPhone battery life, robotic test shows [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:05
This week’s top stories: iOS 13.1.3, Beats Solo Pro...

In this week’s top stories: iOS 13.1.3 brings more bug fixes, new iPhone SE 2 details, Beats releases the Solo Pro headphones, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
more…

The post This week’s top stories: iOS 13.1.3, Beats Solo Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:00
Honda's Accord Hybrid is a value-packed sedan

Honda has a well-deserved reputation as an automaker that produces well-engineered, long-lasting vehicles. So it should be no surprise that the 2020 Accord Hybrid is those things and more. Will it impress your car-nerd friends? Probably not. Will it...

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06:00
Comment: A news focused Apple Start Page would be a...

A few weeks ago, I was having some issues where I couldn’t get my VPN to work on my laptop. I was running the beta of macOS Catalina, so I decided to fix the problem by just reformatting and setting up my laptop from scratch. Thanks to iCloud and the Mac App Store, doing a new install of macOS is pretty easy time-wise. It did fix the problem, but as I was changing my Safari Start Page back to DuckDuckGo, I had a thought. Why hasn’t Apple built a default “Start Page” for Safari to create a tremendous first-run experience for Apple products?

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05:03
NASA's InSight lander can finally dig a hole...

NASA's InSight lander was supposed be digging a hole so a probe (above) could measure the heat escaping from Mars' interior, but it hasn't made much progress since work got started in February -- it hadn't even finished burying itself. At last, it's...

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00:48
Huawei wants to license its 5G tech to US telecoms

Huawei is banned from selling its 5G technology in the US, but that isn't stopping it from trying an end run around that hurdle. Senior VP Vincent Pang told Reuters that Huawei is in early discussions to license its 5G tech to American companies. T...

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00:23
Capo 3.8 - Slow down and learn to play your favorite...

Capo lets you slow down your favorite songs so you can hear the notes and learn how they are played. With Capo, you can quickly tab out your songs atop a highly-detailed OpenCL-powered spectrogram display.

Features:

  • Detect, and enter chords
  • Pitch adjustment
  • Mark song sections
  • Loop at slower speeds
  • Export Capo-adjusted music
  • Basic effects available

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.

The free trial allows 60 seconds of playback per session before noise is inserted into the song, plus access to all features, including the chords, slowing, our isolation engine, and more.

For $39.99 per year, Capo Pro grants access to:

  • Unlimited play time
  • Auto-detected chords for entire songs
  • All current features
  • All upcoming Pro features in development



Version 3....

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Saturday October 19

20:40
Fossil's latest Wear OS watches now make calls...

Fossil has acted on its promise to show more love to iPhone users with its Gen 5 smartwatches. An in-progress software update now lets the wristwear make calls using Apple's handsets, making them some of the first Wear OS devices with calling suppor...

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18:38
Toyota will debut its tiny city EV at the 2019 Tokyo...

Toyota is showing off the production-ready version of an ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. And by "ultra-compact," the company means really, really tiny. The automaker says it designed the city car to "support...

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17:08
Adidas readies an entire collection of Star Wars...

If you're both a Star Wars fan and a hypebeast, the next month might a dream come true. Adidas is releasing an entire Star Wars x Adidas collection of basketball shoes starting on November 1st, catering to both your particular fandom and your footwea...

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15:52
Disney+ non-fiction shows include Mickey, Wolfgang...

Disney already has a robust lineup of scripted shows for its upcoming streaming service, but it'll also have documentaries on offer for non-fiction fans. The company has announced new non-fiction originals for Disney+ at the International Documentary...

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14:35
Mercedes app was leaking car owners' data to...

Your car maker's mobile app can be very convenient, but it can also create privacy headaches in the wrong circumstances. Mercedes-Benz owners told TechCrunch that the car company's remote control app was supplying data from other users' accounts for...

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13:16
AT&T hikes TV Now prices by as much as $15 per...

Yes, AT&T is raising prices for its TV Now service for the second time this year -- and it's not a small hike. The telecom is notifying subscribers that the Plus tier will jump from $50 to $65 per month on November 19th, while the Max plan will l...

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12:14
Hands-on: Totallee’s iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro...

Below we go hands-on with totallee’s lineup of popular super-thin cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Thanks to totallee, 9to5Mac readers can use code HAPPYHOUR to get 25% off the new collection for a limited time (and enter our iPhone giveaway below).

Check out our hands-on video with the new cases: more…

The post Hands-on: Totallee’s iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max cases + Giveaway [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:02
Samsung won't support Linux on DeX once Android...

If you've been using Linux on DeX (aka Linux on Galaxy) to turn your Samsung phone into a PC, you'll need to make a change of plans. Samsung is warning users that it's shutting down the Linux on DeX beta program, and that its Android 10 update won't...

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10:46
Twitch 'Watch Parties' let streamers watch...

Twitch has started testing a new feature that allows streamers to watch Prime Video with their viewers -- as long as they're also subscribers. Travis Shreffler, a content creator and author, has tweeted an email he received from Prime Video, inviting...

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09:30
Recommended Reading: The Google Stadia controller...

An exclusive look at how Google designed its Stadia game controller
Stan Horaczek,
Popular Science

We've known for months that Google built its own controller for the upcoming Stadia game streaming service. But Popular Science recently got a behin...

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08:00
Hitting the Books: How to sling a cat through...

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

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07:23
Kik Messenger won’t be shutting down after all...

Last month, it was announced that Kik Messenger would be shutting down as the company pivoted to focus on its Kin cryptocurrency. As it turns out, Kik Messenger will live on thanks to an acquisition by MediaLab.

more…

The post Kik Messenger won’t be shutting down after all thanks to MediaLab acquisition appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:00
Enjoy Your Videos Anywhere, Any Time with 4K Video...

Please join us here in thanking 4K Video Downloader for being our sponsor here at TMO this week. 4K Video Downloader allows you to save your favorite videos, playlists, and channels from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, DailyMotion and other video sites in pristine, high quality.


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07:00
The Morning After: Nike's accessible AJI

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! This morning is a great time to catch up on all of Google's new hardware, our re-review of the Galaxy Fold and some exciting news items from Friday. That includes Nike's accessible Air J...

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06:30
Apple @ Work: Why free updates of macOS and iOS have...

If you have become an Apple fan in the past decade or so, you are used to yearly operating system updates for free. If you have been a Mac user longer than that, you remember actually paying for OS updates every 18 months or so. I know Halloween is coming up, so I’ll inform you of something even scarier: we had to wait in a line to buy a new version of OS X on a CD. While we’ve gotten used to free OS updates as consumers, it has been a big help to Apple in the enterprise. This week, I want to explain why frequent and free OS updates are a big help for Apple’s growth in the enterprise. more…

The post Apple @ Work: Why free updates of macOS and iOS have been crucial to Apple’s enterprise growth appeared first on...

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06:30
Holiday shopping can be a chore. Let us help!

There's a scant 68 days until Christmas is once again upon us, and 65 until Hanukkah begins. There are likely plenty of people left on your shopping list, including those few who are always impossible to buy for (looking at you, Dad) so we want to le...

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06:23
AT&T TV Now is raising prices again, this time...

AT&T is raising prices for its streaming TV service yet again. AT&T TV Now, previously known as DirecTV Now, is raising prices by as much as 30% starting next month, as detailed in a report from Bloomberg.

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05:58
Apple Files a Complaint with the Court to Stop a...

On September 11, 2018, Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Federal Appeals Court invalidates Key Claims in an Israeli Patent that was used to Sue both Apple and Samsung." Apple is now back in court over this patent case ...

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05:50
HTC's Exodus 1s can run a full Bitcoin node for...

After first teasing the device earlier this year, HTC has detailed its new, more affordable Exodus 1s blockchain smartphone. The highlight feature of the device is that it can function as a full node. This means the phone is able to validate and tran...

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05:40
Twitch for iOS adds support for subscribing to...

The Twitch app for iOS has added support for subscribing to streamers, but with a catch. What costs you $5 through the Twitch website and other platforms will cost you an extra $1 through the iOS app.

more…

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04:42
Editorial: Samsung hasn't copied AppleTV+ yet,...




It's not true that Samsung copies absolutely everything Apple ever does. Apart from Apple TV+, though, we're struggling to find another exception -- and there are reasons to think TV won't be safe for long, either.

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, Oct. 14-19

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

macOS

publicspace has debuted version 11 of A Better Finder Rename, an update of their batch file renaming solution for macOS. 

It’s a tool that caters for a range of file renaming tasks encountered by the creative professional. Version 11 introduces file filtering, auto-increment counters and meta-data, presets and lexical case conversion improvements.

Version 11 is a free upgrade for customers who purchased A Better Finder Rename after the Jan. 1, 2019, or who own a forever upgrade. Discounted upgrade prices are available from the public space web store and start at $12.95 for a single...

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03:00
Apple Hid a Lightning Connector For Debugging In the...

Twitter user Kevin Bradley discovered a Lightning port hidden in the Apple TV 4K's ethernet port. There's a number of theories for why the port exists, but one of the more logical explanations is that it's simply there for Apple to use for debugging. 9to5Mac reports: While earlier Apple TV models had Micro USB and USB-C, the Apple TV 4K dropped all outwardly-facing ports other than Ethernet and HDMI. Under the hood, however, there's a hidden Lightning port, as Bradley discovered. The Lightning port is hidden in the ethernet connector on the Apple TV 4K. Bradley teased on Twitter: "None of us looked THAT closely to the hardware of the AppleTV 4K and the magic locked in the ethernet port until fairly recently."

As for getting the Lightning port itself to work, Steven Barker said in a tweet that this is proving to be "difficult." The Lightning port is stuck at the very back of the ethernet port. Ultimately, it's not really clear what the Lightning port discovery could mean. One...

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02:50
Remedy fixes 'Control' on the Epic Store...

The update that added a photomode to Remedy's moody shooter Control also added some new headaches for PC players who purchased it from the Epic Games Store. Although the team says that changes made were intended to validate "future expansions," their...

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Friday October 18

22:16
Kik Messenger will keep running under a different...

Kik Interactive may have chosen to focus on cryptocurrency, but its messaging app will apparently live on. In a new post on Kik's blog, MediaLab has revealed that it has acquired Kik Messenger from its creators and will continue developing the app. M...

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20:13
Apple files complaint to halt relitigation of IXI...




Apple on Friday filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment that patent licensing entity IXI Mobile cannot re-sue the tech giant as its way to losing a patent case dating back to 2014.

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19:03
WSJ: Facebook's news tab could launch by the...

While Mark Zuckerberg gives speeches about not wanting Facebook to be the arbiter of truth, the Wall Street Journal reports his company is setting up deals to launch its dedicated tab for news. In a post earlier this year, the CEO said "It's importa...

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17:39
Verizon adds 5G coverage to three basketball and...

You don't have to watch football if you want 5G coverage from Verizon (Engadget's parent company) while you're attending live sports. The carrier has switched on 5G coverage at three major basketball and hockey arenas, including San Francisco's Chas...

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16:47
Today the Hong Patent Office Granted Apple a Design...

Apple was granted a design patent today by the Hong Kong Patent Office under number 1913543.7. Apple filed it under Locarno Classification ...

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16:29
Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' production...

The wait for Netflix's live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop will be a little longer than expected, as Deadline reports production is shut down for seven to nine months. Unfortunately the pause is due to a knee injury suffered by lead actor John Cho...

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15:21
9to5Rewards: Win a MacBook Pro + 60% off Infinity...

Thanks to our sponsor Chargeasap, we’re giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s latest MacBook Pro over the coming weeks.

You can also get up to 60% off the company’s brand new Infinity Cable– the first magnetic cable with interchangeable connectors that supports 100W Power Delivery!

Get Infinity Cable w/ Lightning, USB-C, and micro-USB connectors up to 60% off

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14:53
US lawmakers criticize Apple over Chinese app...

In a new letter co-penned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, federal lawmakers say they have "strong concern" related to Apple's recent actions in China. The letter, which is addressed to CEO Tim Cook, zeroes in on Apple's decision earlier...

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14:49
MacGeneration Finds Icon of 16-inch MacBook Pro in...

French website MacGeneration (via MacRumors) has found references to and an image of a 16-inch MacBook Pro in the beta of macOS 10.15.1. Looking similar to the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, the not-yet-announced device has a thinner bezel. Cool, yeah? Here’s a snippet from the Google Translate version of the article, but read the full thing for more images and info.

macOS 10.15.1 contains references to a MacBook Pro 16″, which accredit the many rumors about this new model.In the code of the first two beta of this version of Catalina, we found with the help of a reader, Maxime, the mention “MacBookPro16,1” which designates a new laptop of 16 “. Better than that, there are even the icons of the machine!

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14:45
Daily Apple Headlines for October 18, 2019

Have 4 minutes? That’s all it takes to watch our video highlights of today’s Apple stories:

If you’d rather consume your news the old fashioned way, here are the headlines:

Quanta Computers supplying “autonomous driving solutions” to Apple

Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer is apparently supplying Apple with what are called "autonomous driving solutions." This story comes from DigiTimes, which has a mixed track record with rumors about Apple, so you might want to keep from getting too excited about the idea of an Apple car. According to DigiTimes, Quanta has developed and tested an autonomous vehicle on closed tracks in the United States to "prove its ability in designing an autonomous driving platform." Quanta is also supplying Google with autonomous driving solutions, so the company is keeping its options open. Industry analysts have predicted that an Apple Car could launch by 2025, although other reports say that the...

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14:22
7 Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Apple to Reinstate Hong...

A group of seven lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have written a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook urging him to reinstate the HKMap.live app that was used by Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors to avoid police.


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14:00
Nike puts an accessibility twist on its iconic Air...

The Air Jordan 1, which NBA legend Michael Jordan debuted in 1985, continues to be one of Nike's most popular sneakers to this day. Throughout the years, the company has launched hundreds of different iterations of its iconic model, and now it's putt...

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13:41
Chinese Publication Says ‘AirPods Pro’ Coming by End...

There’s a fun new leak coming out of China saying that Apple will release “AirPods Pro” by the end of October.


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13:39
US House to deliver final report on big tech...




The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to deliver a final report on an investigation into potential antitrust breaches by big technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, in the first part of 2020.

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13:36
Linn Series 3 has AirPlay, claims to be the ‘best...

Leading up to and following the release of Apple HomePod, we’ve seen a large spike in top-tier audio products combined with smart speaker functionality. With the largest tech companies making their own speakers, it’s undoubtedly more difficult for those primarily-focused on audio to compete on a mainstream level. To garner attention they must deliver something drastically different or make lofty claims. Linn Series 3 takes the latter approach, promising the ‘best sounding wireless speaker in the world.’ more…

The post Linn Series 3 has AirPlay, claims to be the ‘best sounding wireless speaker’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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13:35
U.S. Lawmakers Call Apple's Move to Remove...

U.S lawmakers on Friday sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook expressing concern over Apple's decision to remove the HKMap Live app from the App Store after complaints from the Chinese Government.

The letter [PDF] calls Apple's removal of the HKMap Live app "disappointing" and points out a prior quote from ‌Tim Cook‌ that reads "At Apple, we are not afraid to say that our values drive our curation decisions."

The HKMap Live app, which was used by protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource information about street closures and police presence, was...

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13:30
A Humorous Take on macOS: Like Linux of Old

It’s hard to have a sense of humor about a macOS affair that causes great grief. It requires a unique perspective to look at the lighter side. Here’s one.


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13:19
Harley-Davidson resumes LiveWire electric motorcycle...

After a brief blip, Harley-Davidson says it has resumed manufacturing its LiveWire electric motorcycles. The company halted production and delivery of its first-ever electric bike last week after discovering an issue with the vehicle's charging equip...

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13:07
Apple’s Rapid iOS Releases, macOS Upgrade Warning...

Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro are back with guest-host Bryan Chaffin to discuss the seemingly dizzying array of iOS updates Apple has released in the last few weeks. They also talk about the special case needs of macOS Catalina and whether Apple could do more to proactively warn users of everything they might face with their Mac systems.


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13:05
Apple under fire from AOC and Ted Cruz for censoring...

Apple’s relationship with China has become trickier than ever this month as it banned an app that was used by protesters in Hong Kong, then allowed it again, only to ban it the next week. Now US lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook criticizing the company of censorship and asking it to put “values above market access.”

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12:46
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Disney+, Samsung security,...

Disney+ is coming, so Dave and I talked about the demographics of who might subscribe. We also talked about Samsungs lack of security and whether or not you tell people if you have a Google speaker in your house when they visit.

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12:43
Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes

Alphabet's Wing has started making deliveries by drone to homes in the US for the first time. During a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones will drop off packages from FedEx, Walgreens and local retailer Sugar Magnolia, which include ove...

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12:41
US lawmakers urge Apple CEO Tim Cook to reinstate...




A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives have called for Apple to reinstate the controversial HKmap Live app, an iOS app allegedly relied upon by protestors in Hong Kong in their efforts against the Chinese government, by writing to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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12:36
Database App for Mac that Helps You Organize: $24.99

We have a deal on Tap Forms 5, a database creation tool for macOS. It features built-in design tools to help you create forms to efficiently track, manage and maintain your data. It also includes a Bento library importer, relational capabilities, 5 different views of your data including list, multi-column, map, calendar, and photo grid. This database tool for the Mac is $24.99 through our deal.


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12:18
Apple TV vs. Roku -- comparing the two best 4K set-...




In the age of streaming, set-top boxes are becoming more ubiquitous. AppleInsider compares two high-end titans in the industry -- the brand new 2019 Roku Ultra and the Apple TV 4K.

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12:17
Boeing messages hint staff may have misled FAA about...

There have already been signs that the 737 Max's fatal safety flaw may have stemmed from misunderstandings, and now investigators appear to have more tangible evidence of this. Boeing has confirmed to Reuters that it gave the FAA instant messages in...

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11:57
Twitch viewers can subscribe to streamers on iOS

Twitch users on iOS can now subscribe to their favorite streamers directly from the app. It'll offer the same benefits of subscribing on desktop, including ad-free viewing, sub badges, channel emotes and sub-only chat, as well as supporting the partn...

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11:38
'Okami' veterans want to make a sequel

After years of remasters and ports, Okami is finally getting a sequel... well, maybe. Two veterans from the game who now work at Platinum Games, director Hideki Kamiya and Ikumi Nakamura (the star of Bethesda's E3 presentation), have posted a video...

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11:29
∞ How this guy made the world’s hottest peppers

There’s no way on God’s green earth I’d ever try one of these things – heck, I can’t eat a single jalapeno pepper – but the science of the pepper creation coupled with the physical reaction people get from eating this stuff is fascinating to me. I don’t understand why people eat food that literally causes them pain.

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11:14
Judge refuses to block the release of ‘The...

A judge in Connecticut has refused to block the release of The Laundromat, which arrived on Netflix today. Earlier this week, the lawyers portrayed in the film filed a defamation claim, arguing that the movie unfairly cast them in a negative light. A...

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11:01
Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the...

Earbud makers have been busy doing away with wires—a good thing whether or not your phone still has a headset jack. You no longer have to deal with cords if you don’t want to. True wireless earbuds connect to one another and your audio source via Bluetooth.

No wires mean no inline microphones or controls, but truly wireless earbuds sound just as good as traditional Bluetooth counterparts (for better or worse). They also boast all of the features we’ve come to expect from earbuds designed to work with your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Since Apple’s AirPods became a runaway hit, an endless stream of companies have rolled out their own true wireless earbuds and earphones. As you might expect, not all of them are worth your time or money—so we’ve got your back with buying suggestions to meet a wide variety of needs.

To read this article in full...

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10:42
‘Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville’ is...

The latest game in the long running Plants vs. Zombies series has arrived for PS4, Xbox and PC. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a third-person shooter, but it's cartoony enough for older children; EA calls it "our biggest and most acc...

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10:19
Review: Deebot 661 sweeps and mops your floors so...




If you're looking for a good mid-range robotic vacuum to help keep your home clean, the Deebot 661 might be the perfect fit. This multi-purpose robot can both vacuum and mop your floors, giving you back more time in your day.

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10:12
Lincoln's Corsair feels like Navigator luxury...

Lincoln's goal of filling its lineup with luxury SUVs continues. With the Corsair (starting at $36,940, it's the newest and tiniest SUV in the automaker's lineup), Lincoln has entered the small SUV market as a vehicle that cares more about the occupa...

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09:59
Mark Hurd, former HP CEO, has died at 62

Mark Hurd, the now-former co-CEO of Oracle has died, according to CNBC. Oracle has yet to comment on Hurd's death, and the email that the company sent to employees provides few clues. However, just last month, Hurd announced a medical leave of absenc...

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09:47
iOS 13: How to use Reader View on iPhone and iPad

Enabling one of Safari’s handy features in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 is a bit different than it used to be in iOS 12 and earlier. Read on for how to use Reader View on iPhone and iPad with the latest operating systems.

more…

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09:45
New ways to report driving incidents on Google Maps

Jim and I discussed exactly this on Your Mac Life this past Wednesday evening. It’s one of the reasons why I prefer the Waze app over Apple Maps or Google Maps.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:39
A month on, Apple Arcade is too cheap to quit

It's been almost exactly a month since Apple Arcade launched. That means that a lot of free trials are about to expire, and it's time to decide: Is it actually worth your $5 a month? Like you, a number of Engadget editors have been testing out Arcade...

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09:39
A month on, Apple Arcade is too cheap to quit

It's been almost exactly a month since Apple Arcade launched. That means that a lot of free trials are about to expire, and it's time to decide: Is it actually worth your $5 a month? Like you, a number of Engadget editors have been testing out Arcade...

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09:32
PAC-MAN And Three Other New Games Added to Apple...

PAC-MAN Party Royale and three other new games arrived on Apple Arcade, bringing the total now available to 84.


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09:29
The Pay What You Want Magnificent Mac Bundle and...

It’s time for another Pay What You Want Mac Bundle! This time, we have a collection of useful Mac utilities that we call The Magnificent Mac Bundle, and you can pay whatever you want. Pay a tiny amount and you’ll get seven apps, pay more than the average price paid by others (currently at $8.76, but can vary), and you get all nine apps.

There’s more — if you pay more than the current leader on the leaderboard, you get entered into a giveaway for an iPhone 11 (256GB), AirPods, and a wireless charging pad. If that’s not enough to get you excited about The Magnificent Mac Bundle, perhaps a description of the apps included in the bundle will! This is a $366 value...

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09:19
MagSafe for iPhone/iPad: An interesting prospect

The MagSafe connector on the MacBook is dearly missed by a lot of people. We at iLounge expect the connector to be resurrected in some form or the other in…

The post MagSafe for iPhone/iPad: An interesting prospect appeared first on iLounge.

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09:04
9to5Mac Happy Hour 247: iPhone SE 2 spec rumors,...

This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour: Apple’s iPhone SE appears to be making a comeback as a better iPhone 8, Beats has announced all-new Solo Pro on-ear headphones with impressive features, and Apple TV+ is days away from debuting.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneInGoogle Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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09:01
What’s wrong with Apple’s Butterfly keyboard...

Oh boy, here we go again! It’s time to rant about the butterfly keyboard found on the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. Apple introduced the butterfly keyboard mechanism in…

The post What’s wrong with Apple’s Butterfly keyboard mechanism? appeared first on iLounge.

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09:01
NASA Conducts First All-Woman Spacewalk

I’ve been gripped by the livestream of Jessica Meir and Christina Koch conducting the first-ever all-woman spacewalk. The historic event generated such interest that NASA made a host of details publicly available. More than it would do for another such mission. It contains information about this walk and explains what went wrong last time NASA tried to conduct an all-woman spacewalk. It also gives details of how to follow online.


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09:00
The best iPhone screen protectors

By Nick Guy

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to iphone screen protectors.

Yo...

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08:57
Friday deals: Parallels Desktop 15 sees rare...

Friday’s best deals include Parallels Desktop 15 at 15% off, plus Apple Watch bands, and iPhone 6S pre-paid for $99. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

more…

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08:53
Quanta Reportedly Supplying Apple With '...

While the status of Apple's electric vehicle plans are unclear at this point, hit-or-miss DigiTimes reports that Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer is currently supplying Apple with unspecified "autonomous driving solutions."

Tesla Autopilot illustration

An excerpt from the paywalled report, emphasis ours:With the test of its autonomous vehicle, Quanta is now able to prove its ability in designing an autonomous driving platform, which is expected to assist the company to obtain more partnerships, said the sources, adding that Quanta is currently one of the suppliers of Google's and Apple's autonomous driving solutions.Quanta recently confirmed that it has developed and tested its first autonomous vehicle on closed tracks in the United States, according to the report, allowing it to "prove its ability in designing an autonomous driving platform." Quanta did not...

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08:49
Here are all the Apple Arcade games that support...

Apple Arcade is here, and you can play some of the subscription service’s many games with select models of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers as well as Mfi (Made for iOS) controllers!

During Apple Arcade’s announcement, though, Apple gave the impression that all Apple Arcade games would work with gamepads (in part because the service will eventually also come to macOS and tvOS), but it turns out that’s not entirely true. Some games have interfaces solely designed for touchscreens—at least on iPhone and iPad. 

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08:48
Here’s How To Wear Your Apple Watch

Ever had some weird readings from your Apple Watch, or even wondered if you’re wearing right? Well, don’t worry, AppleInsider found information from Apple on exactly how it wants you to wear the device.

While much of the Apple Watch’s fitness capabilities comes through having internals such as an accelerometer to measure movement or provide fall detection, it also has an array of sensors on the back. If you’ve ever seen someone wearing an Apple Watch too loosely, you’ve seen a bright green light coming from the back. This is the optical heart sensor, which uses photoplethysmography to calculate your heart rate. That back of the Watch, though, must be kept in contact with your skin for that optical and an electrical heart rate sensor to work. The Taptic Engine expects you to be wearing it snugly, and the Wrist Detect feature has to have that skin contact. Apple even provides a diagram recommending the right fit.

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08:44
IKEA begins selling its FYRTUR smart blinds in some...

The downright confusing saga that is IKEA's rollout of its FYRTUR blackout smart blinds in the US continues. The company had initially planned to release them stateside on April 1st, before delaying the launch to October 1st. The appointed date then...

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08:40
The Numbers Behind Apple’s Controversial Approach to...

Apple’s approach to China has stoked a lot of controversy in recent days. Wired looked at the numbers that may be driving the company’s policy. You may agree with the conclusions. You may disagree. But the article provides some important context to what is going on.

Last week, China temporarily suspended ties with the NBA after Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted – and quickly deleted – his support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters, forcing the NBA to publicly apologise for the move. That same week, Blizzard controversially banned a Hearthstone tournament player after he made a political statement in support of Hong Kong protesters during a post-tournament...

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08:30
The Engadget Podcast: What do we lose if Google is...

Google is all about ambient computing. That much was made clear at the company's launch event this week. Its products were leaked so thoroughly that there were barely any surprises left. Yet, finally getting to see Google's full portfolio of devices...

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08:20
Is this the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro? macOS beta...

Apple has been rumored to be working on a redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro with a reliable keyboard, but it may not be as overhauled as people expect. An icon that first appeared in macOS 10.15.1 beta 1 last week and remains in beta 2 may be a preview of what to expect.

more…

The post Is this the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro? macOS beta includes unreleased hardware icon appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:16
16-inch MacBook Pro: Images of the new laptop are in...

For the first time in nearly a decade, a brand new MacBook Pro may be on the way. Rumors have been ramping up for months regarding a brand new 16-inch flagship notebook, expanding Apple’s laptop lineup beyond the 13- and 15-inch models its been selling since 2012. Here’s everything we know so far.

The latest: macOS 10.15.1 Catalina beta 2 reveal
MacGeneration

Is this image from macOS 10.15.1 beta 2 the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro?

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08:14
Le Creuset's Star Wars cookware is available to...

If you've been itching to get your hands on that roasting pan with Han Solo encased into the lid, now's your chance. Le Creuset unveiled a selection of Star Wars cookware earlier this month and said it would go on sale in November. But you don't have...

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08:12
∞ Burning a CD with your Apple Watch

[VIDEO] You are not misreading that headline. The video (embedded in the main Loop post) is another in Niles Mitchell’s excellent “Will it Work” series, where he attaches random gear to his iPhone.

In this one, Niles uses his Apple Watch to try to burn a CD. Will it work?

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08:06
Apple has made it clear how you should wear your...




You don't need advice on how to wear any other watch, but Apple Watch comes with activity and health sensors that are affected by how you put it on, and Apple has now made it perfectly clear how it wants you to wear it.

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08:06
iOS 13 on Over Half of All iPhone Models Released in...

Fifty-five per cent of iPhones released in the last four years now have iOS 13 installed, according to new data from Apple.


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08:04
Oregon judge ordered woman to type in her iPhone...

Aimee Green, Oregon Live:

Police wanted to search the contents of an iPhone they found in Catrice Pittman’s purse, but she never confirmed whether it was hers and wasn’t offering up a passcode. Her defense attorney argued forcing her to do so would violate her rights against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article 1 Section 12 of the Oregon Constitution.

But a Marion County judge sided with police and prosecutors by ordering Pittman to enter her passcode. On Wednesday, the Oregon Court of Appeals agreed with that ruling — in a first-of-its-kind opinion for an appeals court in this state.

This is a precedent that will resonate, make it more likely that courts will order defendants to unlock their phones.

Side note, I found this sequence very interesting:

Scott said the ruling won’t affect many Oregon defendants whose phones are seized by police because police already have technology that allows them to...

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08:03
Verizon and T-Mobile aren't supporting RCS on...

Google has been pushing its SMS-alternative Rich Communication Services (RCS) for years. And it's no secret that the roll out has been a bit of a mess. Now, in another set back, Verizon and T-Mobile will not support RCS messaging on the Pixel 4 at la...

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07:57
Apple TV+ will rack up over 100 million subscribers...

Kif Leswing, CNBC:

Apple’s forthcoming streaming service could rack up over 100 million subscribers in a year, Barclays analysts estimated in a note on Thursday.

And from the Barclays note:

  • We model 222M hardware devices sold by Apple over the next 12 months.

  • We assume that about 50% of those buying a device in the first year will accept the service, yielding well over 100M subscribers a year from now. We exclude sales to China and our estimate of second and third devices at families.

  • We assume that the trial period will last for one year, at which point we expect subscribers to decline as users opt out, and are partially offset by new additions. Of course the rate of churn will depend meaningfully on how quickly Apple can ramp up its content library.

Compare that to Netflix’s estimated 60 million paying subscribers. Apple has a pretty effective way to ramp up a new service. And the free year of...

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07:53
9to5Mac Daily: October 18, 2019 – AirPods Pro...

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Sponsored by ChannelsChannels makes it easy to watch live TV from all of your devices. Get your first month of Channels Plus for free here

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07:53
Editorial: Mac Pro puts the pedal to Metal in Apple...




The new Mac Pro is a long-anticipated development for Apple's high end pro users, but it sure looks as if the company also created the machine for its own strategic benefit -- specifically to help make its Metal API become a dominant standard for GPU-intensive software. That could have big implications for Macs, iOS devices, and Apple GPUs going forward, with history providing some insight into why this matters.

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07:50
The History Of Computing: The Mother Of All Demos
07:41
Luna Display, sherlocked, shifts neatly to Mac-to-...

[VIDEO] Luna Display. A little red device that turned your iPad into a second display for your Mac. Until this happened.

Rather than gripe about their bad fortune, the company behind Luna Display pivoted neatly to some clever new functionality. As you can see in the video embedded in the main Loop post, you can now use Luna Display to turn a second Mac into an external display for your primary Mac.

Nicely done.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:40
Dickinson Premieres in New York Ahead of Arrival on...

Apple hosted a star-studded event for one of its forthcoming Apple TV+ shows, Dickinson, in Brooklyn on Thursday.


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07:33
Roku’s 4K Streaming Stick+ will get a permanent...

For the money, the Roku Streaming Stick+ is one of the best choices for viewers who need a way to watch content from apps like HBO Go, Netflix or Hulu. Once in a while, the $60 device will go on sale for $10 off, but you're usually stuck paying full...

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07:28
Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli find first-ever...

Aja Romano, Vox:

In an unprecedented move, Studio Ghibli, the home of such beloved animated classics as award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro has announced a deal with HBO Max to stream its film collection on the platform beginning in the spring of 2020.

The partnership marks the first time Ghibli films have ever been available to legally stream. The catalog includes over 20 films, ranging from the Oscar-winning Spirited Away to Miyazaki’s most recent film for the studio prior to his brief retirement, The Wind Rises, which will arrive in fall 2020.

If you’ve never seen a Studio Ghibli film, it might be because they are very rarely shown outside of theaters. To me, they are some of the best films ever made. Even the English language dubs are excellent.

Interesting that they landed at HBO Max. Not to be confused with HBO, HBO Go, or HBO Now. HBO Max is the new home of Friends and Big Bang Theory...

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07:21
Apple snaps up 'Fargo' writer Monica...




Apple is continuing to fill out its catalog of content for its soon-to-launch Apple TV+ streaming service, with its latest move being a multi-year deal with 'Fargo' TV producer and screenwriter Monica Beletsky.

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07:13
Images of 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly in macOS...




A reference to a "MacBook Pro 16,1" and images in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta suggest that the long-rumored refresh and new size of the MacBook Pro is coming relatively soon.

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07:08
Viber 11.7.0 - Send messages and make free Viber...

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!

Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your Mac.

Features:

  • High-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Mac
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices



Version 11.7.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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06:47
Apple's CEO met with China’s Chief Market...

It's clear that Apple has been torn between supporting Hong Kong protesters and appeasing those in Mainland China. In the end, Mainland China won with apple complying and removing the HKmap app in a nanosecond

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06:41
Japan will help NASA build a space station near the...

Back in September, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) revealed their intention to work together under the Artemis program. Now, it's official -- Japan will join NASA's quest to go to Mars and to return to the Moon. The Japanese go...

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06:21
Facebook expands on child protection plans with move...

Facebook has expanded on comments CEO Mark Zuckerberg made about the company’s child protection plans when it switches to end-to-end encryption for its messaging apps as part of a belated focus on privacy

more…

The post Facebook expands on child protection plans with move to end-to-end encryption appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:21
macOS based on 128-bit architecture: When?

Phones, tablets, desktop, and laptops all run on 64 bit operating systems. It has been more than ten years since the desktop OS makers moved to the 64-bit architecture for…

The post macOS based on 128-bit architecture: When? appeared first on iLounge.

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06:21
Razer's first workstation laptop is cheaper...

Razer has unveiled pricing for its top-end Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition with Quadro RTX 5000 graphics and it's ... actually not too bad? Equipped in the standard configuration, it comes with a 16GB Quadro RTX 5000 card, 32GB of dual-channel DDR4-266...

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06:00
Nintendo's 'Ring Fit Adventure' hides...

I'm standing in the middle of my living room. Something resembling a garter belt is wrapped snugly around my left thigh. I'm squatting, fast. I may as well be twerking. I haven't had coffee yet. I'm supposed to be working. But this week, this i...

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05:52
Apple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location...




This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about Roku, Apple TV+, Disney+ and how Apple may be planning to use its latest patent about Ultra Wideband.

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05:48
Wireless charging for MacBook: How convenient!

Wireless charging is great: no need to connect the cables and pull them when on the run. How would it be if the MacBooks could also charge wireless? That would…

The post Wireless charging for MacBook: How convenient! appeared first on iLounge.

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05:46
Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus are my new...

Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus are the latest iteration of my much-loved MW07 true wireless in-ear headphones. The new model adds active noise cancellation, and dramatically better battery-life – a pretty impressive trick to pull off.

With anything audio-related, there is always a trade-off to be made between sound quality and cost. But there’s also a sliding scale with best audio quality at one end and mobile convenience at the other end.

MW07 were the product that had me change my position on that scale, and the MW07 Plus has made that shift even more practical…

more…

The post Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus are my new favorite in-ear wireless headphones appeared first on...

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05:37
Drive Genius 5.3.1 - $79.00

Drive Genius features a comprehensive Malware Scan. Automate your malware protection. Protect your investment from any threat. The Malware Scan is part of the automated DrivePulse utility. DrivePulse monitors your computer from the background for potential hard drive errors, failures, and now viruses. Drive Genius 5 automates the monitoring for you and gives you total control over your hard drive. There are 18 powerful features including Find Duplicates, Repartition, Clone, Secure Erase, Defragment, and more.

Clean up, speed up, and protect your Mac with Drive Genius 5.



Version 5.3.1:
Fixed:

  • Lite plan licenses not being recognized.
  • A potential clone instability issue.
  • A rare instability issue with Defrag.
  • Several potential instability issues when quitting Drive Genius.
  • Spurious DrivePulse error mode when Physical Check failed to open a restricted drive in 10.14.
  • Instant Pulse...
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05:32
Apple TV+ Comedy Series 'Dickinson'...

Apple TV+ comedy series "Dickinson" made its global premiere on Thursday evening at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.

Created, written, and executive produced by Alena Smith, the 19th-century coming-of-age story explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson. The series stars Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actresses Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski.

Apple says the complete 10-episode first season of "Dickinson" will be available to stream on Apple TV+ starting November 1, the day the service launches, in over 100 countries and regions around the world.

In other Apple TV+ news, Variety reports that screenwriter and...

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05:31
Huawei wants people to dive into London's River...

How badly do you want to get your hands on a Huawei Watch GT 2? Enough to dive in to the murky waters of London's River Thames? Because if that's your weird flex, you're in luck. Huawei has opened the world's first "Dive-Thru" on the Royal Victoria D...

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05:30
Apple should resurrect the MagSafe connector

Apple’s MagSafe was the gold standard for cables; especially for charging cables as they are connected a lot often compared to other devices. Laptop battery lives have definitely improved over…

The post Apple should resurrect the MagSafe connector appeared first on iLounge.

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05:05
AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1...




Apple is extending its support of AMD GPUs to macOS Catalina, with the second developer beta for macOS 10.15.1 enabling Radeon RX5700 compatibility with the operating system, possibly as a first step ahead of support for the Mac Pro's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo cards.

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05:00
Monoprice true wireless earbuds review: A cut above...

If you haven’t been actively shopping for earbuds or headphones in the last couple of years, you might have missed the quiet gold rush of companies competing to offer increasingly inexpensive Bluetooth earbuds. Scrolling down through search results on Amazon, there are now dozens of options in the “true wireless” earbud market starting from as low as $20.

For people interested in trying out true wireless earbuds for the first time, the Monoprice True Wireless earbuds are a solid option. I was impressed by their rich sound, good build quality, and persistent connectivity—and at only $50, they’re about the same price as other, much worse Bluetooth headsets I’ve encountered.

To read this article in full, please click here

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05:00
You might want a centrifuge to make this cocktail

After a long morning of sweating through the first glimpse of New York City's 90-degree summer, I found myself inside a West Village bar called Existing Conditions. Its shiny leather banquettes, expensive art and mood lighting proved that the area no...

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04:53
Ikea smart blinds make unexpected and limited US...




The 'Fyrtur' range of smart blinds from Ikea are appearing in a few US stores, despite the company's recent announcement of delays.

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04:50
Samsung says fix for Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw is...

Earlier this week Samsung confirmed that an issue regarding screen protectors allowed some of its flagship devices to be bypassed with any fingerprint. Now, the company has said it will fix the problem in a patch which may come as soon as next week.

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04:47
Apple still the most valuable brand in the world,...

Apple has once more been declared the most valuable brand name in the world by Interbrand. It’s the 7th consecutive year the Cupertino company has taken the top slot.

The brand consultancy’s rankings do take into account the financial status of companies, but focus more on the factors which make the brand itself valuable …

more…

The post Apple still the most valuable brand in the world, name now worth 9% more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:35
'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' swaps loot...

Activision has confirmed its post-launch plans for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and they're generous to say the least. All future maps and new modes will be released for free, there won't be any loot boxes or a season pass, and the game will feature...

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04:15
The Morning After: Supreme's $60 burner phone...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

After you're done watching this historic spacewalk, take a look at what life is like after your Netflix show ends. Also, we'll explain why a $60 featurephone sold out almost immediately and take a look at the ne...

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04:14
After Apple banned HK protest app, Tim Cook met...

In the wake of Apple’s indecisiveness over a Hong Kong protest app, Tim Cook met a Chinese regulator to discuss, among other things, ‘fulfilling corporate social responsibility.’

China had earlier made vague threats against Apple unless it complied with government wishes to ban the app. Apple subsequently did so

more…

The post After Apple banned HK protest app, Tim Cook...

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04:00
6 reasons why the iPad is still the best Apple...

Apple Arcade, the new gaming subscription service, is now available on the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple TV, and the Mac. After playing Apple Arcade across all those devices, the iPad currently offers the ideal blend of performance, optimization, comfort, ease of use, and general gameplay experience.

That may change in the future—hopefully sooner than later—with more games and optimization. But right now, if you consistently want to get the most out of Arcade, reach for Apple’s tablet. Here’s why.

The displays are large enough to enjoy the games

Latter-day iPhones are capable of running every Apple Arcade game, but let’s be real: They’re phones. In the optimal case of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, you’re still playing on a screen that’s only 6.2 inches wide by 3.06 inches high (horizontally), and if you’re not playing with a controller, your fingers end up blocking a good chunk of that real estate. And if you are playing with a controller, you’ll end up looking...

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03:52
Google Pixel 4's Face Unlock Feature Works With...

Google has ignited security concerns over the facial authentication system in its new Pixel 4 smartphone by admitting that it will unlock the device even when the user's eyes are shut.

Google unveiled the Pixel 4 this week to mostly positive reviews, many of which praised the phone for is super-fast new face unlock system, which replaces the fingerprint sensor and works much the same as Apple's Face ID on iPhones, except for one key security feature.

The BBC has discovered that the Pixel 4 can be unlocked even with the user's face even if they're sleeping (or pretending to be asleep). That contrasts with Apple's Face ID system, which engages by default an "Attention Aware" feature that requires the user's eyes to be open for the iPhone to be...

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03:45
Windows users can now log in using Yubico security...

If you're looking to secure a device or you struggle to remember passwords, there's now a new option available. Hardware authentication manufacturer Yubico is updating its device support, now offering Windows login through its YubiKey security system...

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03:24
Gartner: only 9% of customers report solving issues...

Only 9% of customers report resolving their issues completely via self-service, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). Many companies create more channels for customer service, but this creates complex customer resolution journeys, as customers switch frequently between channels, adds the research group.

“The idea behind providing customers with more channels in order to give them what they ‘want’ and in an attempt to offer more choice in their service experience sounds like a great idea, but In fact, it has unintentionally made things worse for customers,” said Rick DeLisi, vice president in Gartner’s Customer Service & Support practice. “This approach of ‘more and better channels’ isn’t living up to the promise of reduced live call volume and is only leading to more complex and costly customer interactions to manage...

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03:24
Gartner: only 9% of customers report solving issues...

Only 9% of customers report resolving their issues completely via self-service, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). Many companies create more channels for customer service, but this creates complex customer resolution journeys, as customers switch frequently between channels, adds the research group.

“The idea behind providing customers with more channels in order to give them what they ‘want’ and in an attempt to offer more choice in their service experience sounds like a great idea, but In fact, it has unintentionally made things worse for customers,” said Rick DeLisi, vice president in Gartner’s Customer Service & Support practice. “This approach of ‘more and better channels’ isn’t living up to the promise of reduced live call volume and is only leading to more complex and costly customer interactions to manage...

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03:24
Gartner: only 9% of customers report solving issues...

Only 9% of customers report resolving their issues completely via self-service, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). Many companies create more channels for customer service, but this creates complex customer resolution journeys, as customers switch frequently between channels, adds the research group.

“The idea behind providing customers with more channels in order to give them what they ‘want’ and in an attempt to offer more choice in their service experience sounds like a great idea, but In fact, it has unintentionally made things worse for customers,” said Rick DeLisi, vice president in Gartner’s Customer Service & Support practice. “This approach of ‘more and better channels’ isn’t living up to the promise of reduced live call volume and is only leading to more complex and costly customer interactions to manage...

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03:24
Gartner: only 9% of customers report solving issues...

Only 9% of customers report resolving their issues completely via self-service, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). Many companies create more channels for customer service, but this creates complex customer resolution journeys, as customers switch frequently between channels, adds the research group.

“The idea behind providing customers with more channels in order to give them what they ‘want’ and in an attempt to offer more choice in their service experience sounds like a great idea, but In fact, it has unintentionally made things worse for customers,” said Rick DeLisi, vice president in Gartner’s Customer Service & Support practice. “This approach of ‘more and better channels’ isn’t living up to the promise of reduced live call volume and is only leading to more complex and costly customer interactions to manage...

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03:15
FCC approves $26.5 billion T-Mobile, Sprint merger

The T-Mobile/Sprint merger has received the green light.

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission announced its approval between T-Mobile and Sprit, with Wednesday’s vote of approval for the joining of the two companies being one of the last hurdles needed to be cleared for the transaction to proceed. 

The vote was split along party lines, with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and two other Republican commissioners approving the $26.5 billion deal while the pair of Democrat commissioners voted to deny the merger.

The approvals clears the final hurdle needed to be granted by a U.S. government regulator before it could proceed. The U.S. Department of Justice offered its approval of the merger in July, though with the added requirement the combined entity to support eSIM technology. 

While the merger has passed practically all regulatory hurdles, it still has one more to go before it can proceed. A bipartisan lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general and the...

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03:15
Apple should make an affordable iMac for less than $...

The iMac is an amazing All-In-One (AIO) machine with great build quality, a gorgeous display, and stellar performance on most configurations. However, the starting price of the machine is $1099…

The post Apple should make an affordable iMac for less than $750 appeared first on iLounge.

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03:07
LinkOptimizer for InDesign can now add random...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3.8, a feature update to the company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The software works with Photoshop to lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats, adjust colors, embed profiles, reduce link size and more. Version 5.3.8 lets users add random numbers to the optimized image names with the option to specify the number of digits in the number.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; a “lite” version is available for $179.95. A demo can also be downloaded. The 5.3.8 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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03:07
LinkOptimizer for InDesign can now add random...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3.8, a feature update to the company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The software works with Photoshop to lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats, adjust colors, embed profiles, reduce link size and more. Version 5.3.8 lets users add random numbers to the optimized image names with the option to specify the number of digits in the number.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; a “lite” version is available for $179.95. A demo can also be downloaded. The 5.3.8 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

The post...

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03:07
LinkOptimizer for InDesign can now add random...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3.8, a feature update to the company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The software works with Photoshop to lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats, adjust colors, embed profiles, reduce link size and more. Version 5.3.8 lets users add random numbers to the optimized image names with the option to specify the number of digits in the number.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; a “lite” version is available for $179.95. A demo can also be downloaded. The 5.3.8 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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03:07
LinkOptimizer for InDesign can now add random...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3.8, a feature update to the company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The software works with Photoshop to lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats, adjust colors, embed profiles, reduce link size and more. Version 5.3.8 lets users add random numbers to the optimized image names with the option to specify the number of digits in the number.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; a “lite” version is available for $179.95. A demo can also be downloaded. The 5.3.8 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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03:01
Watch NASA's first all-woman spacewalk

NASA's first all-woman spacewalk was supposed to take place back in March, but the agency had to cancel the historic event due to the lack of spacesuits that fit both astronauts. Now, it's finally happening... barring any last minute cancellation. NA...

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03:00
16-Inch MacBook Pro Possibly Referenced in macOS...

Alleged icons depicting the widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro have been uncovered by French blog MacGeneration in the first two betas of macOS Catalina version 10.15.1, which has been in testing since last week.

The icon looks similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro asset that is included in previous versions of macOS, but with slightly thinner bezels. The notebook is depicted in both Silver and Space Gray, with "16" in both filenames.

Earlier this year, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple is readying a 16-inch MacBook Pro with an all-new design, including the return of a more reliable scissor mechanism keyboard, for release by the end of 2019. However, it is unclear if the notebook is still planned for this year or has been pushed back to 2020.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro...

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03:00
Google adds accident reporting feature to iOS...

Google announced on Thursday that iOS users will be able to report accidents directly in its Google Maps application. While this has long been a feature on Android, this has finally made its way to the iOS platform. The company is also adding new types of incidents that users can report under both platforms.

To report an incident, users tap the “+” sign at the bottom of Google Maps, and then tap “Add a Report.”

Four new types of incidents are included in the ability to report, including “construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road (like debris).”

If you’ve had a chance to try this new feature, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer

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03:00
Google Nest Mini review: Modest improvements make...

Expect (slightly) more bass, a mounting hole, and refined controls, all for the same price as the older Home Mini.

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03:00
Ecovacs Deebot 661 robot vacuum review: This is a...

Despite a few navigation hiccups, this convertible robot is an affordable entry point for those who want their vacuum to do double duty as a mop.

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03:00
Google and Microsoft moves that signal opportunities...

In the fall, a technology company’s fancy turns to new products. As we pass the midpoint of October, the holiday buying season has started to solidify, and we’ve gotten our requisite annual announcements from not only Apple, but from Google and Microsoft as well.

Now that these three big tech companies have all laid their cards on the table, we have a chance to look over what each of them discussed and compare and contrast approaches: where are they working on technology in the same vein, and where do their paths diverge. And, of course, there’s an opportunity to look at what Cupertino’s competitors are doing and see if they point out areas that might also be of interest to Apple.

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03:00
Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best...

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model.

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02:53
Chinese report suggests $250 price point for new ‘...

We found images of a redesigned pair of AirPods in the iOS 13.2 beta earlier this month, featuring what appears to be an in-ear design for better noise cancellation. The rumors of AirPods with noise cancellation and water resistance have been circling for some time and it appears we are close to launch.

more…

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02:48
Apple said to launch noise-cancelling 'AirPods...




A report claims that Apple is set to introduce its third iteration of the wireless headphones as 'AirPods Pro,' which will be noise-cancelling and released at the end of October.

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02:45
The future of iMac is bezel-less

At almost every Mac event which usually takes place in the month of October, Apple claimed that the iMac is the #1 desktop in the US and with the highest…

The post The future of iMac is bezel-less appeared first on iLounge.

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02:25
US military will no longer use floppy disks to...

As we alarmingly learned in 2014, the US military has been using 8-inch floppy disks in an antiquated '70s computer to receive nuclear launch orders from the President. Now, the US strategic command has announced that it has replaced the drives with...

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02:24
The story of Mac Mini: Return of the $499 model?

For long, Mac Mini was the most affordable Mac anybody could buy. If somebody already had an old monitor, keyboard and mouse, all that was required was connecting them together…

The post The story of Mac Mini: Return of the $499 model? appeared first on iLounge.

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02:21
Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. Senate to Pass the...

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week tweeted in support of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, urging the U.S. Senate to move quickly to pass the bipartisan bill, which would eliminate per-country limits on employment-based green cards and increase per-country limits for family-sponsored green cards.

"Immigrants make this country stronger and our economy more dynamic," said Cook. "As a first step toward needed comprehensive reform, I urge the Senate to move quickly to pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. The contributions of these workers are critical to America's future."

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the High-Skilled Immigrants Act in July, but the Senate has so far blocked the bill.

Apple and Cook frequently back pro-immigration legislation. Earlier this month, for example, Cook lent his name to...

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02:20
Report: 'AirPods Pro' to Launch End of...

Apple's rumored next-generation noise-canceling AirPods will launch at the end of this month with a new "Pro" moniker and a price tag of around $260, claims a new Chinese-language report this morning.

According to China Economic Daily, Apple's third-generation ‌AirPods‌ will adopt a new in-ear design to support the new noise-canceling feature and enhance the listening experience. The paper claims the "Pro" suffix, which Apple recently adopted for its most expensive iPhone 11 models, will help to differentiate the new wireless earbuds from Apple's existing ‌AirPods‌ and underscores the marketing rationale justifying the higher $260 price tag.

According to a separate report on Friday from the same Chinese-language financial...

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02:05
A $699 MacBook – The Dream!

Apple has always been a premium brand and when the CEO Tim Cook says that they try to price their products as low as possible, it’s difficult to believe but…

The post A $699 MacBook – The Dream! appeared first on iLounge.

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01:29
SpaceX begins construction of its next-generation...

SpaceX's next-generation rocket, the Starship, is 50 meters long and powered by three Raptor engines, creating a whopping 12,000 kN of thrust. It is designed to haul large amounts of cargo and eventually passengers into space, for missions to the moo...

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01:26
Will Apple resurrect the 12-inch MacBook?

In 2006, Apple introduced the “MacBook” marking the company’s entry into the market of Intel based chips. The laptop replaced the iBook and the 12 inch PowerBook lineup. However, in…

The post Will Apple resurrect the 12-inch MacBook? appeared first on iLounge.

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00:28
CorelDRAW 21.2.0.708 - Graphic design software for...

CorelDRAW - professional graphic design software for vector illustration, layout, and so much more.

Get started quickly and easily with a wealth of intuitive tools, built-in learning materials, sample files and project templates.

Features:

  • Vector Illustration: Use powerful vector illustration tools turn basic lines and shapes into complex works of art.
  • Page Layout: Find all the tools you need to create layouts for brochures, newsletters, multi-page documents and more.
  • Typography: Arrange type beautifully with a complete set of typography tools. Adjust font, size, leading and kerning, and add effects to text like block shadows and contours.
  • Color & Transparency: Easily apply color to both fills and outlines. Change the transparency of an object, and fill objects with patterns, gradients, and mesh fills, and more.
  • Styles: Manage styles and style sets to apply consistent formatting...
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00:16
Navicat Premium Essentials 12.1.27 - Provides...

Navicat Premium Essentials is a compact version of Navicat which provides basic and necessary features you will need to perform simple administration on a database. It supports the latest features including Trigger, Function, View, and it also comes with an Import/Export tool which allow user to import and export data from plain text file formats including TXT, CSV and XML.

Navicat Essentials is for commercial use. Currently, Navicat Essentials is available for MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQLite databases. If you need to administer all the above database servers at the same time, there is also Navicat Premium Essentials which allows you to access multiple database servers within one single application.

Navicat Essentials is available for three platforms - Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux. It can connect you to local/remote server, providing several utilities such as SQL editors, import/export, dump/execute SQL scripts and Server Monitor...

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00:09
OmniFocus 3.4.3 - GTD task manager with iOS...

OmniFocus is an organizer app. It uses projects to organize tasks naturally, and then add tags to organize across projects. Easily enter tasks when you’re on the go, and process them when you have time. Tap the Forecast view - which shows both tasks and calendar events - to get a handle on your day. Use the Review perspective to keep your projects and tasks on track.

Use OmniFocus to accomplish more every day. Create projects and tasks, organize them with tags, focus on what you can do right now - and get stuff done. Then let our free syncing system make sure you data is the same on every Mac. (And on OmniFocus for iOS, available separately.) Because your data is encrypted, it’s safe in the cloud.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $49.99; and Pro, available for $99.99.



Version 3.4.3:

  • Fixed a problem with trial functionality on macOS Catalina.



  • macOS 10.13....

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00:08
Facebook is developing anti-predator measures to...

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced earlier this year that company plans to encrypt messages on all its platforms. Since then, authorities around the world have been trying to convince the social network not to go through with it, warning the pu...

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Thursday October 17

23:41
Microsoft OneNote 16.30 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 16.30:

  • Go easy on your eyes with Dark Mode:...
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21:46
Apple TV+ to air complete first season of '...




Following the premiere of Apple TV+ original series "Dickinson" at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on Thursday, Apple revealed the show's entire first season will be available from day one when the streaming service debuts on Nov. 1.

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20:59
Apple Configurator 2.11.1 - Configure and deploy iOS...

Apple Configurator makes it easy to deploy iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices in your school or business. Use Apple Configurator to quickly configure large numbers of devices connected to your Mac via USB with the settings, apps, and data you specify for your students, employees, or customers. Rebuilt from the ground up, Apple Configurator features a flexible, device-centric design that enables you to configure one or dozens of devices quickly and easily. Simply select a single device or many at once and perform an action. With Apple Configurator, you're able to update software, install apps and configuration profiles, rename and change wallpaper on devices, export device information and documents, and much more. You can also inspect any device to see details like serial number and hardware addresses, which apps and profiles are installed, and its console log.

Apple Configurator integrates with the Device Enrollment Program to automate MDM...

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20:53
Cook discusses China investment, consumer rights,...




Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China's minister of the State Administration of Market Regulation on Thursday to discuss a range of topics including the company's growing investment in the region.

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20:28
Apple published a new Press Release
20:23
Pandora now works in Spanish on Alexa and Google...

Pandora can now respond to requests en español in the US via Alexa and Google Assistant. You can activate Spanish voice controls by adding the language through the Alexa or Assistant settings.

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20:10
Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Catalina...

Apple has released the second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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20:10
Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Catalina...

Apple has released the second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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20:10
Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Catalina...

Apple has released the second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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20:10
Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Catalina...

Apple has released the second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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19:03
Lebanon plans to charge a fee for internet voice...

If you're planning a trip to Beirut, you might want to think carefully about starting an internet phone call. Lebanon's cabinet has agreed to implement a 20-cent daily fee for VoIP calls across a range of services, including FaceTime Audio and WhatsA...

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18:16
Google Books redesign makes it easier to find...

It's Google Books' 15th birthday, and the tech giant is celebrating it by giving the service a makeover. The redesigned version makes each title's most pertinent information easier to access -- and it puts details in neat little boxes that make them...

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18:10
Apple hid a Lightning connector for debugging in the...

As it turns out, the Apple TV 4K includes a hidden Lightning port. This discovery was first made on Twitter by Kevin Bradley, better known as nitoTV on Twitter. This could lead to access to the Apple TV 4K’s firmware.

more…

The post Apple hid a Lightning connector for debugging in the Apple TV 4K’s ethernet port appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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17:40
Interbrand Names Apple the #1 Global Brand for 2019

Interbrand today released its Best Global Brands 2019 report, the 20th edition of the world’s first brand valuation survey, showing that Apple...

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17:36
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Senate to pass...




Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to push for immigration reform on Thursday, and in a tweet urged the U.S. Senate to pass legislation that aims to streamline the process for so-called "high-skilled" applicants.

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16:53
Another Day another EU Investigation into Apple...

The European Commission says it is taking a look at antitrust concerns involving Apple Pay, the digital payment tool for iPhones

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16:28
Hidden Lightning connector found in Apple TV 4K...




A closer inspection of Apple TV 4K's internals reveals Apple's streaming box includes what appears to be Lightning connector terminals hidden in its ethernet port, potentially providing a direct path to critical system hardware.

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16:14
Apple Posts New ‘Dickinson’ Trailer

Apple has a new trailer up for Dickinson, the Apple Original about poet Emily Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfeld. Called Immortality, the trailer focuses on Ms. Dickinson’s obsession with living, or dying, a common theme of the Victorian era.


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Rusty Lake and Second Maze's intriguing point-and-click adventure game, The White Door, is now up for pre-order on the App Store. This one sees you playing as Robert Hill, a mental health patient who is suffering from severe memory loss. The game... | Read more »
Hellrule is an auto-runner inspired by G...
Hellrule is an upcoming auto-runner game from independent developer Pedrocorp where players will take control of a dapperly dressed gentlemen who comes equipped with a razor-sharp umbrella for slicing up his foes. The game will be available for... | Read more »
Grobo is a gravity bending puzzle platfo...
Grobo is a 2D puzzle platformer that marks the first release from developers Hot Chocolate Games. You'll find yourself manipulating gravity as you make your through this title that's available now for iOS and Android. [Read more] | Read more »
Adrenaline, Compulsive Entertainment’s h...
Compulsive Entertainment’s high-octane arcade racer, Adrenaline, has now made its way to the App Store following a successful launch on Google Play. It’s a ton of challenging, fast-paced fun, boasting easy-to-learn controls and a varied selection... | Read more »
Mario Kart Tour is adding Super Mario Ga...
Earlier today on Twitter, Nintendo announced that Mario Kart Tour is getting a new racer and track. Fans of Super Mario Galaxy will be pleased to hear that Rosalina is the first post-launch character being added, while the iconic Rainbow Road is... | Read more »

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Amazon has the new 2019 13″ 1.4GHz/128GB 4-Core Space Gray Touch Bar MacBook Pro on sale for $100 off Apple’s MSRP. This is the same MacBook Pro sold by Apple in its retail and online stores: – 2019... Read more
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Amazon is offering discounts on new 2019 Apple AirPods ranging up to $30 off MSRP. Shipping is free: – AirPods with Charging Case: $144 $15 off MSRP – AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $169 $30... Read more
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Walmart has new Apple Watch Series 5 models on sale for $15 off Apple’s MSRP on their online store. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only... Read more
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Apple has Certified Refurbished 27″ 3.2GHz 8-Core iMac Pros available for $4249 including free shipping. Their price is $750 off the cost of new models. A standard Apple one-year warranty is included... Read more

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