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Wednesday August 5

05:34
Bank of America hikes AAPL target to $470,...

Bank of America Securities analyst Wamsi Mohan has downgraded Apple's stock to a "neutral," citing a new balance to risk and reward as the stock has hit new highs following a blockbuster earnings report.Apple's iPhone 12 will drive Apple's fiscal year 2021 revenue — Image Credit: iSpazioAfter hiking a target price for Apple stock to $420 after the earnings report, Wamsi Mohan at Bank of America Securities has again revised his expectations for the stock. In a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Mohan is now no longer underwater at $470 per share, but has reclassified the stock as neutral versus buy, since he sees the stock as more balanced than it has been previously.

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05:00
Does Safari always request fresh logins to your...

The whole system of web browsing and web servers was designed to be “stateless”: each page load is disconnected from each other. Cookies were invented in the very early days to serve as a kind of breadcrumb (or cookie crumb). When you log in to a website, the primary method of preserving state—of keeping an active session in which you’re remembered from page to page—is dropping a cookie to your browser that your browser in turn sends back every time it requests a page. Thus is the web crudely knit together. (With web apps, even though you’re on what appears to be a single page, all the behind-the-scenes interaction still sends cookies.)

One Macworld reader finds themselves constantly prompted in Safari to log in again when they visit any site, and they’re unclear why. I suspect an excess of privacy—or maybe just the right amount—is bedeviling them. One of the following scenarios is likely.

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04:56
Despite decrease in smartphone sales owing to COVID-...

HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, has revealed the delayed impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. trade-in programs. 

According to HYLA’s Q2 2020 trade-in trends research, US$225 million was returned to U.S. consumers as part of trade-in programs. That’s a 50% decrease from the same quarter last year. Although HYLA’s data typically shows a seasonal dip in quarter two from quarter one by about 15%, this year saw a 57% decrease.

While U.S. operators, original equipment manufacturers and retailers have facilitated fewer trade-ins owing to store closures and shutdowns, their values have stayed strong. The average price of a smartphone at trade-in has increased by 9% from $102.25 in quarter one, to $111.47 in quarter two. What’s more, the highest trade-in value...

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04:56
Despite decrease in smartphone sales owing to COVID-...

HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, has revealed the delayed impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. trade-in programs. 

According to HYLA’s Q2 2020 trade-in trends research, US$225 million was returned to U.S. consumers as part of trade-in programs. That’s a 50% decrease from the same quarter last year. Although HYLA’s data typically shows a seasonal dip in quarter two from quarter one by about 15%, this year saw a 57% decrease.

While U.S. operators, original equipment manufacturers and retailers have facilitated fewer trade-ins owing to store closures and shutdowns, their values have stayed strong. The average price of a smartphone at trade-in has increased by 9% from $102.25 in quarter one, to $111.47 in quarter two. What’s more, the highest trade-in value...

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04:56
Despite decrease in smartphone sales owing to COVID-...

HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, has revealed the delayed impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. trade-in programs. 

According to HYLA’s Q2 2020 trade-in trends research, US$225 million was returned to U.S. consumers as part of trade-in programs. That’s a 50% decrease from the same quarter last year. Although HYLA’s data typically shows a seasonal dip in quarter two from quarter one by about 15%, this year saw a 57% decrease.

While U.S. operators, original equipment manufacturers and retailers have facilitated fewer trade-ins owing to store closures and shutdowns, their values have stayed strong. The average price of a smartphone at trade-in has increased by 9% from $102.25 in quarter one, to $111.47 in quarter two. What’s more, the highest trade-in value...

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04:56
Despite decrease in smartphone sales owing to COVID-...

HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, has revealed the delayed impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. trade-in programs. 

According to HYLA’s Q2 2020 trade-in trends research, US$225 million was returned to U.S. consumers as part of trade-in programs. That’s a 50% decrease from the same quarter last year. Although HYLA’s data typically shows a seasonal dip in quarter two from quarter one by about 15%, this year saw a 57% decrease.

While U.S. operators, original equipment manufacturers and retailers have facilitated fewer trade-ins owing to store closures and shutdowns, their values have stayed strong. The average price of a smartphone at trade-in has increased by 9% from $102.25 in quarter one, to $111.47 in quarter two. What’s more, the highest trade-in value...

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04:55
PSA: Now could be your last chance to grab discount...

Getting your hands on discount iTunes cards has never been difficult in the past. Keeping an eye out on 9to5Toys or searching on ebay would normally bring up cards at 15-20% below list price.

Stores like Best Buy would also incentives for buying from them. But finding such deals is already proving difficult …

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04:49
Domo Enhances its COVID-19 Global Tracker with Apple...

Domo has updated its free, interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Tracker with community mobility data provided by...

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04:49
Domo Enhances its COVID-19 Global Tracker with Apple...

Domo has updated its free, interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Tracker with community mobility data provided by...

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04:49
Domo Enhances its COVID-19 Global Tracker with Apple...

Domo has updated its free, interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Tracker with community mobility data provided by...

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04:49
Domo Enhances its COVID-19 Global Tracker with Apple...

Domo has updated its free, interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Tracker with community mobility data provided by...

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04:39
Alleged 'iPhone 12' Images Depict Circular...

New images shared on Weibo appear to show a circular array of magnets housed inside an "iPhone 12" chassis. The unverified images depict 36 individual magnets in a circular arrangement, suggesting they could be related to mounting or charging.

EverythingApplePro, who shared the Weibo-originating images on Twitter, also posted an image of an alleged iPhone 12 case with a similar array of magnets built in, which he suggests are "likely for perfect alignment with Apple's wireless chargers."

Apple hasn't released any native wireless chargers for iPhone. The company canceled its much-anticipated...

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04:39
Apple posts fourth developer beta of watchOS 7

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of watchOS 7.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts fourth developer beta of watchOS 7 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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04:39
Apple posts fourth developer beta of watchOS 7

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of watchOS 7.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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04:39
Apple posts fourth developer beta of watchOS 7

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of watchOS 7.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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04:39
Apple posts fourth developer beta of watchOS 7

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of watchOS 7.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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04:33
'iPhone 12' will use magnets to simplify...

Photographs purporting to be of the inside of an "iPhone 12," and Apple's official cases, show a circular arrangement of magnets, possibly related to charging.Purported images of the interior components of an "iPhone 12" showing a circle of magnetsFollowing previous reports that the "iPhone 12" chassis may feature smaller batteries than the iPhone 11 range, a new leak claims that there will be a series of magnets which may be related to wireless charging. Photographs show a circular arrangement of batteries within the chassis, and a seemingly identical one in what's claimed to be Apple's official "iPhone 12" case.

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04:28
Apple battery gets certified, perhaps for first ARM...

An Apple battery has received a safety certification in South Korea, and the design and specs suggest that it’s destined for a future 13-inch MacBook Air model. One possibility is that the battery is for the first ARM MacBook Air.

Above, you can see the 2020 MacBook Air battery on the left, and the new battery on the right …

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04:00
AR gaming market projected to reach $33.5 billion by...

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for AR gaming, estimated at US$3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach $33.5 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.3% by 2027, according to Research and Markets.

Mobiles, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 41.9% CAGR to reach $21.7 billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the HMDs segment is readjusted to a revised 40.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period, according to Research and Markets. This segment currently accounts for a 26.6% share of the global AR Gaming market.

The market in the US. is estimated at $903.8 Million in the year 2020. The country currently accounts for a 30.3% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market...

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04:00
AR gaming market projected to reach $33.5 billion by...

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for AR gaming, estimated at US$3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach $33.5 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.3% by 2027, according to Research and Markets.

Mobiles, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 41.9% CAGR to reach $21.7 billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the HMDs segment is readjusted to a revised 40.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period, according to Research and Markets. This segment currently accounts for a 26.6% share of the global AR Gaming market.

The market in the US. is estimated at $903.8 Million in the year 2020. The country currently accounts for a 30.3% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market...

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04:00
AR gaming market projected to reach $33.5 billion by...

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for AR gaming, estimated at US$3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach $33.5 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.3% by 2027, according to Research and Markets.

Mobiles, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 41.9% CAGR to reach $21.7 billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the HMDs segment is readjusted to a revised 40.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period, according to Research and Markets. This segment currently accounts for a 26.6% share of the global AR Gaming market.

The market in the US. is estimated at $903.8 Million in the year 2020. The country currently accounts for a 30.3% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market...

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04:00
AR gaming market projected to reach $33.5 billion by...

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for AR gaming, estimated at US$3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach $33.5 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.3% by 2027, according to Research and Markets.

Mobiles, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 41.9% CAGR to reach $21.7 billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the HMDs segment is readjusted to a revised 40.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period, according to Research and Markets. This segment currently accounts for a 26.6% share of the global AR Gaming market.

The market in the US. is estimated at $903.8 Million in the year 2020. The country currently accounts for a 30.3% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market...

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04:00
Where does the iMac go from here?

With Tuesday’s announcement of the new 27-inch iMac, Apple seems to be clearing out some of the final major Intel Mac releases in its product pipeline.

The big question is, what’s next for the iMac? While this new revision makes the current iMac a bit faster and a bit nicer, it’s a fairly modest upgrade. With the move to Apple silicon on the horizon, it’s worth pondering where the iMac goes from here—and how soon we might see truly big changes when it comes to Apple’s most popular desktop computer.

Big iMac: Resetting the clock

The 27-inch iMac’s update this week has bought Apple some time. With this update, it feels like Apple could wait somewhere between 12 and 18 months before needing to update the larger of the two iMac models.

To read this...

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03:21
Further regulatory filings show new MacBook Air or...

A new battery filing in Korea's safety certification lists, plus photograph, indicate that a revised MacBook Air or MacBook Pro is being prepared by Apple.The current MacBook AirFollowing both Chinese and Danish certifications, a Safety Korea one is again listing a new battery with Apple model number A2389. This has previously been suspected to be for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air based chiefly on the model number, but for the first time, the new filing shows a photograph.

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03:06
Third-Party RAM for 27-inch iMac Still Far More...

Apple yesterday announced a new 27-inch iMac with faster 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, next-generation AMD graphics, and up to a whopping 128GB of RAM.

To max out the RAM at checkout, Apple charges an additional $2,600, which is like buying another whole ‌iMac‌. Fortunately, the memory in the 27-inch ‌iMac‌ is user-replaceable thanks to the easily-accessible memory backdoor slot, and there are far more affordable options available from third parties.

OWC offers 128GB of DDR4 PC4-21300 RAM that's compatible with the 27-inch ‌iMac‌. The total cost on Amazon is $599.99, or $2,000 less than Apple charges its customers. These are the OWC memory upgrade kits available, compared to the prices that you'd pay when purchasing an ‌iMac‌ from Apple:

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03:00
Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: We like the design...

The new Wemo saves space, but some competitors deliver more for less.

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03:00
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus (2020) review: Hue’s...

The latest version of Philips Hue’s Lightstrip Plus is perfect for accent lighting and it doesn’t require a bridge, but we’re concerned about its durability.

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01:46
Battery for New MacBook Air Spotted in Certification...

Rumors suggest an updated MacBook Air could be launching sooner rather than later, and we've already seen certifications for a possible ‌MacBook Air‌ battery recently filed in China and Denmark. Now the same battery has appeared on Safety Korea Certification, along with an image of the battery that strongly suggests it's for a new ‌MacBook Air‌ model (via 91mobiles).

The current ‌MacBook Air‌ has a 49.9Wh battery, which is matched in this new model type (A2389) featuring a 4380mAh capacity. The model number A1965 has been used in the last few ‌‌MacBook Air‌‌ generations.

We're still none the wiser about exactly when a new ‌MacBook Air‌ might launch, because regulatory bodies sometimes approve and test new...

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00:01
Logitech's G923 racing wheel makes you feel...

If you're serious about racing games, a controller just won't cut it. That's where a racing wheel accessory comes in, which can make it feel more like you're driving a car. Now Logitech, a company that's known for making some of the best gaming wheel...

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Tuesday August 4

23:42
GraphicConverter 11.2.2 - $39.95

GraphicConverter is an all-purpose image-editing program that can import 200 different graphic-based formats, edit the image, and export it to any of 80 available file formats.

The high-end editing tools are perfect for graphic manipulation as well as the ability to use Photoshop-compatible plug-ins. It offers batch-conversion capabilities, a slide-show window, batch rename, batch and individual editing of metadata (EXIF, IPTC, XMP) and so much more.



Version 11.2.2:

Note: GraphicConverter 11 is a paid upgrade for all customers of versions 1.x-10.x.

New features

  • Select every Nth item in the browser
  • Browser: Metadata: Remove keywords, rating, label and tags
  • Browser: Context menu: Select items with resource fork
  • Effects: Objective-Correction: Equalize Ton 2D
  • Rescale: Scale and Crop
  • Effect: Red Eye: Fix Animal Eye Updated features
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21:29
Ex-Waymo engineer Levandowski sentenced to 18 months...

US District Judge William Alsup has sentenced Anthony Levandowski, the former lead Waymo engineer at the heart of a trade secret legal battle between the Alphabet subsidiary and Uber, to 18 months in prison. Prosecutors sought a 27-month sentence, wh...

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19:40
SpaceX's Starship prototype flies hundreds of...

Almost a year after we saw SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ test vehicle make a short trip into the air, the company has successfully flown and landed a full-size Starship prototype. The SN5 vehicle is missing its nose cone, so it’s a bit like a taller “flying...

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19:15
Apple expands Apple Maps Look Around feature to...

Apple is expanding its Apple Maps Look Around feature to include several cities in Japan, marking the first time the feature has been available for a city outside of the U.S.Credit: AppleLook Around, first introduced in iOS 13 version of Apple Maps, is a rival to Google's Street View that lets users explore various cities from an on-the-ground perspective.

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18:55
Apple expands Apple Maps ‘Look Around’ feature to...

Apple is slowly expanding the Look Around feature that was introduced last year with iOS 13. Previously available only in the United States, the company is now making Look Around available to some Japanese cities.

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18:40
Fourth macOS Big Sur beta adds support for 4K...

In the latest macOS Big Sur beta, Apple has officially added support for viewing 4K YouTube videos in Safari.Credit: ApplePreviously, users who wanted to view 4K content on a Mac needed to use a third-party browser like Google Chrome. That's because of Apple's refusal to support the Google VP9 video codec.

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18:08
Compared: 2020 27-inch iMac vs 2019 iMac 5K

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of 27-inch iMac with faster processors, the T2 chip and only SSD storage options. Here's what's new versus the 2019 iMac 5K — and whether it's worth an upgrade.Credit: AppleThis is not the radical iMac redesign that many users were expecting, but it does modernize the iMac form factor with some of Apple's latest features and Intel's latest available hardware.

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16:55
Safari in macOS Big Sur beta 4 now supports 4K...

As we covered before, iOS 14 and tvOS 14 now support 4K video playback on YouTube for the first time. With the release of the fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur earlier today, Mac users can finally watch 4K videos on YouTube using Safari in macOS Big Sur.

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16:05
27-inch iMac Receives Significant Update, Other...

At long last, Apple has updated the workhorse of its desktop Mac line, the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The new iMac features faster Intel processors, a higher RAM ceiling, next-generation graphics chips, more storage, and Apple’s T2 security chip. Also welcome will be a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, an option for nano-texture glass, and better speakers and mics.

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15:51
Apple sponsors a three-year UCLA study on depression...

With help from Apple, UCLA is launching a new three-year study to understand how factors like sleep and physical activity can impact depression and anxiety symptoms. The study will start this week with a pilot that will involve 150 participants drawn...

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15:29
Should you buy the new iMac? Here’s how it compares...

Apple has launched refreshed iMacs with the biggest changes coming to the 27-inch models. While there are compelling updates like 10th generation Intel CPUs, new AMD GPUs, and a 1080p FaceTime camera, the switch to Apple Silicon could bring a truly all-new iMac design (which we didn’t get today). Follow along for a 2020 iMac comparison versus the previous generation along with some help deciding if you should buy the new iMac.

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15:11
‘Mulan’ will premiere on Disney+ September 4th for $...

Many people, myself included, have predicted this is the (relatively near) future of movies. Disney is just paving the way.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:03
Apple posts fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur appeared first on MacTech.com.

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15:03
Apple posts fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur appeared first on MacTech.com.

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15:03
Apple posts fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur appeared first on MacTech.com.

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15:03
Apple posts fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

The post Apple posts fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur appeared first on MacTech.com.

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15:00
Apple and UCLA kick off a three-year depression study

I don’t know if this is such a great time to be starting a “three-year depression study.” 2020 might skew the results.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:43
∞ Phil Schiller’s greatest stunt

In honour of his semi-retirement, I wanted to post this from Macworld Expo in New York City in 1999. I was in the audience when it happened and while we recognized it as a stunt, it was still pretty impressive. You have to remember that, even though WiFi was available, it was generally only in a corporate environment at the time and was hellaciously expensive. Apple, Schiller, Jobs, and the iBook democratized that and brought it to the huddled masses – and we broke free.

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14:41
Activision Blizzard reports a record quarter amid...

Activision Blizzard reported another quarter of record-setting financial results, with each of its core franchises delivering better-than-expected returns, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Candy Crush. Activision...

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14:39
Disney+ boasted 57.5 million subscribers at the end...

In a coronavirus-impacted quarter, Disney eked out a profit, with Disney+ holding 57.5 million paid subscribers at the end of June 2020, less than a year after it launched.Credit: DisneyThe Disney streaming service and Apple TV+ competitor first debuted in November 2019 and quickly started amassing subscribers. It had hit 50 million paying customers by early April 2020.

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14:13
iOS 14 adds domain-bound codes to make SMS one-time...

Earlier this year, Apple’s WebKit team proposed a change to the format of SMS one-time passcodes to make two-factor authentication more secure. Apple confirmed today that developers can already implement these changes with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur.

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14:06
2020 iMac deals: save up to $2,160 on Apple's...

Apple's new 27-inch iMac may have just been announced, but AppleInsider readers can already snap up steep markdowns on the 5K systems with exclusive coupon deals and bonus savings on AppleCare for 48 hours only.2020 iMac dealsWith coupon code appleinsider, shoppers can snap up exclusive discounted prices on Apple's brand-new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display at Apple Premier Partner Expercom.

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13:58
ByteDance Tried to Explain to Angry Staff and Fans...

Founder of ByteDance Zhang Yiming had to respond to an angry backlash against the company in China for even entertaining the sale of TiKTok to Microsoft.

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13:55
Apple releases fourth macOS Big Sur beta to...

Rounding out its set of betas for the milestone operating systems, Apple has provided developers with a fourth build of macOS Big Sur for testing.The latest betas and configuration profiles can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center, with subsequent changes available as over-the-air updates on enrolled devices.Apple has already released betas for the other four operating systems of this generation, with iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 surfacing first on Tuesday before a secondary release for tvOS 14 and watchOS 7.

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13:53
'Mulan' will premiere on Disney+ September...

With theaters closed, Disney has decided to try a “premiere access” release strategy for its live-action Mulan movie. While it still plans to attempt a theatrical release in some parts of the world, on September 4th subscribers will be able to watch...

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13:50
Disney now has over 100 million streaming video...

Disney has reached a new milestone. The company revealed in its third quarter earnings report that it now has over 100 million streaming video subscribers. That figure includes 57.5 million customers from Disney+, 8.5 million from ESPN (up from 2.5 m...

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13:44
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Big Sur to...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of the upcoming macOS Big Sur update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and over a month after the new update was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

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

macOS Big Sur introduces a refreshed design to the Mac operating system, overhauling the entire look from the curvature of the window corners to the dock icons to the system sounds. Everything feels fresh but familiar, with a lighter and more modern appearance. There's a new customizable Control Center that mirrors the Control Center on iOS devices, putting key system controls right at your fingertips.

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13:40
Apple releases macOS 11 Big Sur beta 4 to developers...

The beta testing process for macOS 11 Big Sur continues today with the release of the fourth developer beta. Today’s update to macOS Big Sur beta 4 brings additional tweaks and improvements to the new features coming to all Mac users this fall.

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13:31
Disney+ Now Has 57.5 Million Paid Subscribers

Disney's streaming television and movie service Disney+ boasts 57.5 million paid subscribers worldwide as of June 27, up three million from the 54.5 million subscribers it had in May 2020.

By early 2020, Disney+ had already hit 50 million subscribers, marking impressive growth since it launched in November. When Disney+ launched, Disney estimated that it would see 60 to 90 million subscribers worldwide by the end of 2024, but the company is already well on its way to hitting the lower end of that target in 2020.

Disney+ launched right around the same time that Apple introduced Apple TV+, but because Apple does not provide subscriber numbers for the service, there's no direct comparison to make.

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13:13
Apple Maps Gains Look Around in Some Japanese Cities

Look Around, an Apple Maps feature introduced in iOS 13, has today rolled out in some cities in Japan, allowing for a close-up street-level view of various locations and landmarks. Look Around is available in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya.

The new feature was noticed by Ata Distance, who also says some areas like Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine now feature the ‌Apple Maps‌ 2.0 data with more information.

Apple introduced Look Around with ‌iOS 13‌, but it has been limited to a handful of cities like Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more.

Apple is slowly introducing Look Around in more cities, with a list of where Look Around can be found available on Apple's website. Note that Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka have not yet been added to the list....

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12:57
The NSA tells military personnel to avoid using...

The National Security Agency (NSA) has shared new guidance with US military and intelligence personnel, suggesting they take additional precautions to safeguard their location data. The agency argues the information devices and apps collect can pose...

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12:23
Apple partners with UCLA for three-year study on...

Participants in the UCLA depression study will wear an Apple Watch in conjunction with an iPhone, with and end goal of revolutionizing the detection and treatment of depression.The study will take place over three years and has been co-designed by researchers UCLA and Apple. The pilot phase will begin this week and involve 150 participants recruited from UCLA Health patients. The main phase will start in 2021 and run through 2023 and include 3,000 participants drawn from UCLA Health patients and the UCLA student body.The study will utilize Apple technology, such as the iPhone and Apple Watch, as well as a Beddit sleep monitoring device. The study will measure how factors like sleep, physical activity, heart rate, and daily routines factor into depression and anxiety.

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12:18
Understanding How Apple Security Research Devices...

Apple’s new Security Research Device Program provides security researchers with special iPhones to help them find vulnerabilities in iOS for Apple. Former Apple engineer David Shayer examines how Apple might be tweaking iPhone hardware to make this work.

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12:08
Apple teams up with UCLA on mental health study...

Apple and UCLA are teaming up on a new three-year study to understand how factors including sleep, physical activity, heart rate, and daily routines can play a role in depression and anxiety. As first reported by CNBC, UCLA will use data collected by iPhone, Apple Watch, and the Beddit sleep tracker. The study begins this week.

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12:03
Apple, UCLA Launch 3 Year Depression Study

Apple is partnering with the University of California, Los Angeles on a three-year depression study (via CNBC).

UCLA Depression Study

The study will examine how factors like sleep, physical activity, heart rate, and daily routines impact symptoms of depression and anxiety. It will use data collected from the iPhone, Apple Watch, and the Beddit sleep tracker that Apple acquired in 2017.

Dr. John Torous, the director of digital psychiatry of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

I think it’s really exciting. This shows that digital mental health research is really accelerating, and we’re moving to the next phase of development. These are large-scale studies really trying to answer core questions about whether these digital technologies will work for mental health.

There will be 150...

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11:48
Apple's Phil Schiller Steps down as SVP...

Today Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, has officially stepped down after serving the company for close to 33 years. Schiller stated for the press release that "It has been a dream come true for me to work at Apple, on so many products I love ...

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11:46
Apple Marketing Chief Phil Schiller Steps Down From...

Apple announced on Tuesday that longtime marketing boss Phil Schiller will step down from his role and be replaced by one of his deputies, Greg Joswiak, who now has Schiller's former title of vice president of worldwide marketing. From a report: Schiller will continue to work at Apple as an "Apple Fellow," the company said, and will continue his role as the boss of Apple's App Store and company events. Schiller will also continue to report to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Schiller has worked at Apple since 1987. "I'll keep working here as long as they will have me, I bleed six colors, but I also want to make some time in the years ahead for my family, friends, and a few personal projects I care deeply about," Schiller said in a statement. Schiller's departure from his formal role on Apple's leadership team comes following several other notable departures over the last couple years, including head of design Jony Ive, PR boss Steve Dowling and retail boss Angela Ahrendts. But Apple also made...

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11:41
Apple’s Phil Schiller will step down from his role...

In addition to announcing new iMac models this morning, Apple took to its newsroom PR blog today to announce that prominent executive Phil Schiller will step down from his role as VP of Worldwide Marketing. However, he will continue on as an "Apple Fellow," and Schiller will still oversee various aspects of the App Store and Apple's events....

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11:38
Apple and UCLA Launch Depression and Anxiety Study

Apple is teaming up with the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) to launch a three-year study to understand how sleep, physical activity, heart rate, and daily routine can impact anxiety and depression (via CNBC).

Kicking off this week, the study was co-designed by researchers at UCLA and Apple, and it will utilize the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Beddit sleep tracker that Apple owns and sells. UCLA and Apple hope the study will "revolutionize detection and treatment of depression."

Connecting quantifiable data like heart rate, sleep, and physical activity to anxiety and depression symptoms has the potential to allow health care...

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11:37
Turn Your Amazon Echo Dot Into Baby Yoda

If you’ve ever wanted to turn your Amazon Echo Dot into Baby Yoda (haven’t we all?), Otterbox has your back. Tuesday, Otterbox launched a Baby Yoda stand for the 3rd-generation Echo Dot on Amazon. It features green pointy ears, the outline of Baby Yoda’s head, and a brown base that looks like The Mandalorian character’s robe. Amazon describes it as the “cutest bounty in the galaxy, an instant conversation starter.” If you pre-order now, you can score the stand for $24.95. You’ll get your Baby Yoda stand on August 20 if you’re a Prime member..

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11:32
All the new features and changes in iOS 14 beta 4

In the fourth developer beta of iOS 14, Apple made further improvements including a new TV widget, the return of 3D Touch on supported devices, and support for Exposure Notifications.The new TV widget in iOS 14 beta 4We're continuing to dig through the latest iOS 14 beta, but we've already uncovered several new features, changes, and enhancements. Developers are able to update to the latest beta by heading to the Settings app, then General, followed by Software Update.

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11:25
T-Mobile Launches Standalone 5G Network

In an announcement on Tuesday, T-Mobile said it had launched the world’s first standalone 5G network. It even celebrated the landmark with drone-powered light display.

To celebrate the milestone and the arrival of 5G for the first time in hundreds of small towns across America, T-Mobile used drones to light up the sky over Lisbon, ND, letting people in the small town know “5G is here”. The Un-carrier plans similar celebrations in the future… “Since Sprint became part of T-Mobile, we’ve been rapidly combining networks for a supercharged Un-carrier while expanding our nationwide 5G footprint, and today we take a massive step into the future with standalone 5G architecture,” said Neville Ray, President of Technology at T-Mobile. “This is where it gets interesting, opening the door for massive innovation in this country — and while the other guys continue to play catch up, we’ll keep growing the world’s most advanced 5G network.”

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11:18
Apple Releases iOS 14 Developer Beta 4

On Tuesday Apple released the iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 developer beta 4. Developers with an account with Apple can download the beta profile in the Apple Developer Center, and install the over-the-air release in settings.

iOS 14 Developer Beta 4

Features coming in iOS 14 include a redesigned Home Screen with widgets, an App Library that neatly organizes your apps into categories, App Clips for users to download only parts of an app they need, and updates to group conversations in Messages.

A new app called Translate will give users text and voice translations supporting 11 languages. Safari has a new Privacy Report feature that shows users trackers that websites use.

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11:16
StarFinder Now Available Via Alexa

Amazon’s sci-fi game StarFinder is now available over Alexa devices, reported CNet. All you have to do is set up the skill and say “Alexa, play Starfinder.”

Starfinder is an exciting example of more experimental game and story formats made possible by voice assistants like Alexa. We’ve seen examples like The Wayne Investigation — a Batman-themed choose-your-own-adventure Alexa skill from 2016 — but Starfinder brings higher production values and a bigger budget to the structure, although Amazon won’t share the exact numbers. Actors like Laura Bailey (The Last...

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11:14
Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 4: Apple TV Widget,...

Apple today released the fourth developer betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features and design changes included in the update.

Changes get smaller and less notable as the beta testing period goes on, but there are still some noteworthy new features in the fourth beta, which we've highlighted below.

- Apple TV widget - There's a new ‌Apple TV‌ widget available in the fourth beta.

- Search improvements - When searching for in-app content or questions, top hits are now displayed underneath web suggestions, as noted by Federico Vittici. The app displays apps, Siri Knowledge, ‌Siri‌ suggestions, News, and more up top, with an option to get more...

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11:09
What Apple’s nano-texture is, and what it brings to...

This is a big deal to those of us who hate refelctions but can’t afford the $6,000 Pro Display.

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11:07
What’s new in iOS 14 beta 4? New TV app widgets,...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, bringing additional improvements and changes to the new iPhone and iPad features. iOS 14 beta 4 adds support for the Exposure Notification API, restores 3D Touch functionality, and more.

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11:04
AMD Radeon Pro 5000 Series GPUs will bring big...

Today, Apple announced updates to the iMac lineup. While there were small bumps to the 21.5 inch iMac and the iMac Pro, most of the love was saved for the 27-inch iMac, which starts at $1799.00. Although the new 10th-generation CPUs, 1080p webcam (finally), and nano-texture display options have stolen the headlines, the new 7 nm AMD Radeon Pro 5000 Series GPU options are a pretty big deal as well.

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10:58
Apple is Not Discussing Purchasing TikTok

Apple will not be competing with Microsoft for the purchase of TikTok, it appears. The company told The Verge it is not interested in buying the video-sharing app. The company said that it was not currently conducting talks with TikTok. Furthermore, it does have plans to make such a purchase.

Microsoft, Not Apple, Looking to Purchase TikTok

While the two firms never seemed like a natural match, there was some speculation that Apple may be interested and it could benefit from the transaction. Indeed, Axios reported multiple sources claiming “Apple has expressed interest, albeit no sources inside of Apple, and that at least one other strategic has expressed interest.” However, following Apple’s subsequent denials, it looks like Microsoft remains the frontrunner to buy the Chinese firm’s U.S. business.

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10:57
New iMac Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-04

John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the updates to the iMac and iMac Pro, and whether John might be in the market for one.

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10:50
Phil Schiller is ending his long reign as Apple...

Phil Schiller, the longtime face of the iPhone, has a new job. He’s now an Apple Fellow, acting as a top-level adviser after 33 years at the company, where he was a leader in hardware and product marketing. Schiller remains in charge of the App Store...

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10:45
Phil Schiller now an Apple Fellow

Apple on Tuesday announced that longtime senior executive Phil Schiller would become an Apple Fellow. Greg Joswiak (Joz) will take over Schiller’s role of senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Apple.

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10:41
Apple's Exposure Notification API Now Available...

As of today, the iOS 14 beta supports the Exposure Notification API, which will let ‌iOS 14‌ users download ‌Exposure Notification‌ and COVID tracking apps in countries where those apps are available.

‌Exposure Notification‌ support was added in the fourth beta released this morning, and it is listed as a feature in the update's release notes.

‌Exposure Notification‌ was released as an iOS 13.5 update back in May, but the API was not added to ‌iOS 14‌ until today, which prevented ‌iOS 14‌ users from being able to download and use apps that take advantage of the ‌Exposure Notification‌ API.

That wasn't a major issue when only developers were able to download ‌iOS 14‌, but...

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10:40
What Apple's Nano-Texture is, and what it...

Apple's biggest change for the new 27-inch iMac is the option to add the company's highest-quality anti-reflective technology, previously only seen on the $5,999 Pro Display XDR. Here's what it provides to the user, and why you may want to pony up the extra cash for it.The new 27-inch iMac optionally includes Apple's highest-quality anti-reflective technologyWhile the new 27-inch iMac does not feature the much-awaited redesign, and it does feature chiefly minor specification improvements, it's also got one big extra. Previously, to get Apple's high-quality nano-texture glass on a Mac display you had to pay $5,999 for the top-range Pro Display XDR.

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10:35
Apple releases fourth developer betas for tvOS 14...

Continuing its releases for the current round of milestone betas, Apple has provided developers fourth builds of tvOS 14 and watchOS 7 for testing.Following the earlier release of the fourth iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas earlier on Tuesday, Apple has moved to offer fourth versions of two other betas, namely tvOS 14 and watchOS 7.The last unreleased beta is for macOS Big Sur, which is anticipated for release in the near future.

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10:31
T-Mobile switches on its standalone 5G network in...

T-Mobile has switched on the first standalone nationwide 5G network in the US. So far in building out their 5G networks, other carriers have done so on top of LTE infrastructure, but this isn’t dependent on existing tech. With this rollout, T-Mobile...

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10:30
NSA Publishes Guide to Limit Location Data Exposure

The NSA recently published a guide on how to limit location data exposure on your devices. Direct link to the PDF here.

The guidelines are geared more for government officials, but the advice itself can be useful for those hoping to stop sending so much location data to tech companies, ad firms, or apps that may then expose it later.

It’s a useful guide, albeit strict.

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10:27
WhatsApp Linking to Web To Stop Spread of...

WhatsApp began to pilot a way to verify information in forwarded messages. It rolled out a magnifying glass button in chats which guides users to search for reliable information in forwarded messages.

WhatsApp Works to Stop Spread of Misinformation

Users are guided to news results and other sources of information related to the content they have been sent. The message is uploaded via a user’s browser without WhatsApp ever seeing it. The Facebook-owned messaging service has been working to stop fake news and misinformation being spread easy. For example, users can only forward a message to one other user at a time. This latest tool is being rolled out in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, UK, and U.S. It is available on iOS, Android, and WhatsApp web.

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10:22
Phil Shiller is now an 'Apple Fellow,'...

As a newly-minted Apple Fellow, Phil Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events, with Greg Joswiak becoming the senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.Apple Fellow Phil Schiller"It has been a dream come true for me to work at Apple, on so many products I love, with all of these great friends — Steve, Tim, and so many more," said Schiller. "I first started at Apple when I was 27, this year I turned 60 and it is time for some planned changes in my life. I'll keep working here as long as they will have me, I bleed six colors, but I also want to make some time in the years ahead for my family, friends, and a few personal projects I care deeply about."

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10:19
Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 14,...

Apple has moved on to the fourth round of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with new builds of iOS 14, and iPadOS 14 available to download for testing.The newest builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled into the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website with the most recent released on July 23.This fourth round follows after the third, which shipped on July 22. The second round of betas landed on...

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10:16
Apple posts fourth developer betas of iOS 14, iPadOS...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal. Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:16
Apple posts fourth developer betas of iOS 14, iPadOS...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal. Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:16
Apple posts fourth developer betas of iOS 14, iPadOS...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal. Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:16
Apple posts fourth developer betas of iOS 14, iPadOS...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal. Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:15
AirPods with wireless charging case drop to $140 at...

If you missed the last time Apple’s AirPods with wireless charging case were on sale (early last month), you have another chance to grab them. Amazon has these AirPods for $140 right now, which is roughly $30 lower than the price they’ve been hoverin...

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10:14
As Phil Schiller Becomes Apple Fellow, Greg Joswiak...

Apple announced Tuesday that Phil Schiller is becoming an Apple Fellow while Greg Joswiak will become the new senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Apple Fellowship

The Apple Fellowship program recognizes individuals at the company for their technical or leadership contributions to personal computing. Fellows act as leaders within the company in their area of expertise. Steve Wozniak, Bill Atkinson, Guy Kawasaki, and others have also been awarded this title. Mr. Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events.

I first started at Apple when I was 27, this year I turned 60 and it is time for some planned changes in my life. I’ll keep working here as long as they will have me, I bleed six colors, but I also want to make some time in the years ahead for my family, friends, and a few personal projects I care deeply about.

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10:11
Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to...

Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third betas and more than a month after unveiling the new software at the WWDC keynote.

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

‌iOS 14‌ introduces a redesigned Home Screen that supports widgets on iPhone for the first time, plus ‌widgets‌ have been redesigned and can now be...

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10:10
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 14 to Developers

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

Registered developers can download the new ‌tvOS 14‌ beta onto the ‌Apple TV‌ through a profile that's installed using Apple's Xcode software.

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

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

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10:09
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 7 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 7 beta to developers, two weeks after releasing the third beta and over a month after unveiling watchOS 7 at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

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

To update to the new software, the ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ needs to have 50 percent battery life, it must be placed on...

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10:08
Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow

Apple has announced that Phil Schiller will become an Apple Fellow, continuing a career that began at Apple in 1987. In this role, which reports to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events. 

Greg “Joz” Joswiak, a longtime leader within the Product Marketing organization, will join the executive team as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today and his contributions are broad, vast, and run deep. In this new role he will continue to provide the incredible thought partnership, and guidance that have defined his decades at Apple,” said Cook in a press release. “Joz’s many years of leadership in the Product Marketing organization make him perfectly suited to this new role and will ensure a seamless transition at a moment when the team is engaged in such important and exciting work. I’m thrilled that the whole executive team will benefit from his collaboration, ideas, and...

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10:08
Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow

Apple has announced that Phil Schiller will become an Apple Fellow, continuing a career that began at Apple in 1987. In this role, which reports to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events. 

Greg “Joz” Joswiak, a longtime leader within the Product Marketing organization, will join the executive team as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today and his contributions are broad, vast, and run deep. In this new role he will continue to provide the incredible thought partnership, and guidance that have defined his decades at Apple,” said Cook in a press release. “Joz’s many years of leadership in the Product Marketing organization make him perfectly suited to this new role and will ensure a seamless transition at a moment when the team is engaged in such important and exciting work. I’m thrilled that the whole executive team will benefit from his collaboration, ideas, and...

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10:08
Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow

Apple has announced that Phil Schiller will become an Apple Fellow, continuing a career that began at Apple in 1987. In this role, which reports to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events. 

Greg “Joz” Joswiak, a longtime leader within the Product Marketing organization, will join the executive team as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today and his contributions are broad, vast, and run deep. In this new role he will continue to provide the incredible thought partnership, and guidance that have defined his decades at Apple,” said Cook in a press release. “Joz’s many years of leadership in the Product Marketing organization make him perfectly suited to this new role and will ensure a seamless transition at a moment when the team is engaged in such important and exciting work. I’m thrilled that the whole executive team will benefit from his collaboration, ideas, and...

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10:08
Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow

Apple has announced that Phil Schiller will become an Apple Fellow, continuing a career that began at Apple in 1987. In this role, which reports to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events. 

Greg “Joz” Joswiak, a longtime leader within the Product Marketing organization, will join the executive team as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today and his contributions are broad, vast, and run deep. In this new role he will continue to provide the incredible thought partnership, and guidance that have defined his decades at Apple,” said Cook in a press release. “Joz’s many years of leadership in the Product Marketing organization make him perfectly suited to this new role and will ensure a seamless transition at a moment when the team is engaged in such important and exciting work. I’m thrilled that the whole executive team will benefit from his collaboration, ideas, and...

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10:07
Phil Schiller Moving on to Become 'Apple Fellow...

Apple's Phil Schiller is moving on to become an "Apple Fellow," Apple announced today, while Greg Joswiak will take over as Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events, but will no longer be in charge of marketing.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he is "thrilled" that Joswiak will be leading the marketing team, and that his experience will ensure a seamless transition."Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today and his contributions are broad, vast, and run deep. In this new role he will continue to provide the incredible thought partnership, and guidance that have defined his decades at Apple," said ‌Tim Cook‌, Apple's CEO. "Joz's...

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10:06
Apple veteran Phil Schiller transitions to new ‘...

Apple announced today that Phil Schiller will transition into a new Apple Fellow role. Schiller has long served as Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, but that is a position that will now be occupied by Apple’s Greg Joswiak.

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10:05
Is This The Last Intel-Based iMac?

Today, Apple unveiled an updated 27-inch iMac. Over on Six Colors, Jason Snell asks the question many of us are undoubtedly pondering – is this the last Intel-based iMac. (I agree with Jason that the answer is probably yes.)

As for the future, is this the last Intel Mac we’ll see? There’s no way to tell, though reading between the lines, it wouldn’t be surprising if there were some more Intel-based Mac releases as Apple progresses through its two-year-long processor transition. But I’d wager good money that the next time we see an iMac update, there won’t be an Intel processor at its heart. And perhaps it will look appreciably different, too.

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10:00
'CoD: Warzone' season five brings big map...

Some details about season five of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone emerged yesterday when Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward released an all-action trailer, but there’s so much more in store once you’ve installed the update. Warzone’s Verd...

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10:00
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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09:55
Apple releases iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 beta 4 to...

Apple today will release the fourth betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to developers. Today’s release of iOS 14 beta 4 comes two weeks after the release of beta 3, which included new features such as new Clock app widgets, Apple Music changes, and more. Today’s update will continue to make refinements to iOS 14 for iPhone and iPad users.

Update: iOS 14 beta is now rolling out to registered developers.

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09:52
If you can Dream it, you can do it on Apple's...

Early this morning Apple announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. It's the all-in-one for all. If you can dream it, you can do it on iMac. It’s beautifully designed, incredibly intuitive, and packed with powerful tools that let you take any idea to the next level.

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09:41
Motorola’s $399 One Fusion+ lands in North America...

Motorola is bringing its One Fusion+ to North America tomorrow. The $399 phone was previously only available in India and Latin America, and the company hadn’t announced plans to introduce it elsewhere.A few things make the One Fusion+ standout. Not...

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09:34
T-Mobile rechristens its 5G network as '...

T-Mobile is launching what it is calling a "standalone" 5G network across the U.S. on Tuesday just in time for the "iPhone 12" launch this fall.T-Mobile launches a standalone 5G network Previously, T-Mobile had been leveraging existing LTE architecture to access the 5G spectrum, but with "standalone" architecture, users will now have access to the 600MHz 5G band without the need of LTE networks. The newly-built standalone architecture expands T-Mobile's 5G network by 30%, according to T-Mobile.

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09:25
Apple updates the 27-inch iMac, 21-inch iMac, iMac...

Apple has announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. It features faster Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, SSDs across the line with four times the storage capacity, a new nano-texture glass option for the Retina 5K display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics.

“Now more than ever, our customers are relying on the Mac. And many of them need the most powerful and capable iMac we’ve ever made,” says Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. “With blazing performance, double the memory, SSDs across the line with quadruple the storage, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a better camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics, the 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features at the same price. It’s the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate.”

The all-in-one has the latest 6- and 8-...

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09:25
Apple updates the 27-inch iMac, 21-inch iMac, iMac...

Apple has announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. It features faster Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, SSDs across the line with four times the storage capacity, a new nano-texture glass option for the Retina 5K display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics.

“Now more than ever, our customers are relying on the Mac. And many of them need the most powerful and capable iMac we’ve ever made,” says Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. “With blazing performance, double the memory, SSDs across the line with quadruple the storage, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a better camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics, the 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features at the same price. It’s the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate.”

The all-in-one has the latest 6- and 8-...

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09:25
Apple updates the 27-inch iMac, 21-inch iMac, iMac...

Apple has announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. It features faster Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, SSDs across the line with four times the storage capacity, a new nano-texture glass option for the Retina 5K display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics.

“Now more than ever, our customers are relying on the Mac. And many of them need the most powerful and capable iMac we’ve ever made,” says Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. “With blazing performance, double the memory, SSDs across the line with quadruple the storage, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a better camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics, the 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features at the same price. It’s the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate.”

The all-in-one has the latest 6- and 8-...

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09:25
Apple updates the 27-inch iMac, 21-inch iMac, iMac...

Apple has announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. It features faster Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, SSDs across the line with four times the storage capacity, a new nano-texture glass option for the Retina 5K display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics.

“Now more than ever, our customers are relying on the Mac. And many of them need the most powerful and capable iMac we’ve ever made,” says Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. “With blazing performance, double the memory, SSDs across the line with quadruple the storage, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a better camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics, the 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features at the same price. It’s the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate.”

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09:11
5 reasons to buy a new 27-inch iMac rather than...

If you’ve been holding out for a brand new 27-inch iMac, the big day has arrived. While you’ll need to wait a little longer for that rumored Pro Display XDR-inspired redesign and Apple silicon inside, Apple has announced a “major update” to the 27-inch iMac, and it is more than just a summer speed bump. It changes just about everything about Apple’s all-in-one desktop computer and brings several compelling reasons to upgrade. Here are five reasons why you might want to take the plunge now and delay a switch to Apple silicon.

They’re crazy fast

The iMac has always been underrated for its speed, but the latest update brings a major boost over the previous model. The Intel 8th-gen processors have been replaced with 10th-gen chips that max out at an insane 10-core 3.6GHz Core i9 processor with Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz, and the graphics have been boosted from the Radeon...

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09:03
An OnlyFans creator is suing a site that hosts...

YouTube creators aren’t the only ones battling copyright infringement. OnlyFans creators Deniece “Niece” Waidhofer is suing Thothub -- a site that reposts paywalled adult content for free -- for spreading her images without consent, Motherboard repor...

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09:00
Google finally launches Nearby Share to rival Apple...

After months of leaks and rumors, Google is finally officially unveiling its tool called Nearby Share that’s basically Android’s version of Apple’s AirDrop sharing feature. It’s rolling out today to select Pixel and Samsung phones, with Google saying...

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09:00
Why I think it’s time to revisit the idea of a “...

From privacy to manageability, these are the five areas you have to rigorously examine when evaluating the browser you want your organization to use for accessing corporate apps and data.

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08:59
Apple's new 27-inch iMac sports 10th gen Intel...

Apple has unveiled an update to the 27-inch iMac for back-to-school, with 10th generation Intel processors, SSD storage across the board, improved graphics, and Apple's T2 chip.Apple's 27-inch iMacUnveiled on Tuesday, the 27-inch iMac update now eschews the "iMac 5K" branding, and is a specifications bump, and not the long-rumored redesign. The update includes 10th generation processors, starting with a 3.1 GHz six-core i5 processor with boosts up to 4.5 GHz, ranging to a 3.8 GHz, 8-core i7 processor with boosts up to 5.0 GHz. A 10-core 3.6 GHz i9 upgrade is possible, also with boosts up to 5.0 GHz.

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08:59
Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5 up to $80 off, Anker...

Today’s best deals include Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5, Anker’s HomeKit cameras, and a notable offer on the CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 dock. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:57
Apple's 21.5-inch iMac finally ditches...

Apple has updated the storage options across the board of its 21.5-inch iMac range by switching to SSD storage as the default, with users now only able to swap out the SSD with a Fusion Drive in their purchase.As part of Tuesday's refresh of the iMac lineup, the 21.5-inch models now have upgraded base storage options. All models now have a 256GB SSD as standard, a first in the model's history.A solid state drive (SSD) offers some benefits over a hard drive, with the chief one being generally faster reading and writing times. As an SSD doesn't rely on spinning discs like mechanical hard drives do, they are also more resilient to being moved around while power is applied, making them extremely useful for portable devices like a MacBook Pro.

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08:47
Pepper the robot can politely suggest you wear a...

We’ve seen Pepper, the cutesy robotic butler, provide customer service, offer info at train stations, sell smartphones and take your Pizza Hut order. Now, Pepper has a new public health mission. The humanoid is scanning faces to determine whether peo...

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08:47
Apple updates base iMac Pro, now starting with 10-...

As part of a range of iMac upgrades on Tuesday, Apple has entirely dropped its original 8-core Xeon option for the iMac Pro in favor of a 10-core configuration at the same price.Apple's newly updated iMac ProAlongside its release of an updated 2020 iMac, Apple has made a minor but significant chance to the iMac Pro. By changing the entry-level model to a 10-core Xeon processor configuration, it has made that more powerful option less expensive.

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08:45
Apple releases fourth beta of watchOS 7 to developers

Alongside the release of iOS 14 beta 4, Apple today has also released watchOS 7 beta 4 to developers. watchOS 7 includes new features such as sleep tracking, new watch face features, fitness improvements, and more.

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08:27
Apple reportedly in the running to buy TikTok

Microsoft may not have been the only potential suitor to buy TikTok's US operations, with a report claiming that Apple has expressed an interest in buying the video-sharing social network.Amid threats of a presidential ban and a potential acquisition of its US operations, news stories surrounding the fate of the highly popular TikTok have centered around how Microsoft was supposedly buying into the company. According to sources of one report, Apple could have been interested in making a similar purchase.Multiple sources of Axios claim Apple "expressed interest" with buying TikTok from ByteDance. However, the report stresses that none of the sources are based within Apple,...

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08:23
Apple Updates the iMac With New Intel Processors and...

Apple is announcing updates for both the 27-inch and 21.5-inch iMacs. It's updating the processors inside to Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake processors and also switching out the webcam to a higher-resolution 1080p HD sensor instead of the low-res 720p found in other Macs. From a report: SSDs are now standard across the line, and there will be a bunch of new configuration options -- including a "nano-texture" version with less reflective matte glass. The 27-inch iMac starts at $1,799, is available to order today, and will ship this week. The 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,099 and will ship next week. Apple is also giving the iMac Pro a small spec bump, making the 10-core Intel chips the new baseline for $4,999 -- also shipping next week. (Oddly, the iMac Pro is not otherwise getting updated.)

This is not the major redesign that has been rumored (and hoped for), nor is it the first ARM-based Mac. Instead, the 2020 iMacs look identical to the last generation, including the large...

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08:21
Apple Updates 27-inch iMac With SSDs, 1080p Camera,...

Apple announced updates to its 27-inch iMac Tuesday with faster Intel processors, twice the memory capacity, new AMD graphics, and a 1080p webcam.

27-Inch iMac

  • Available to order today
  • Starts at US$1,799

The 27-inch iMac features the latest 10-generation Intel processors with 6-cores and 8-cores. For the first time customers can also choose a new 10-core processor option. It features Turbo Boost speeds reaching 5.0GHz. Memory capacity has been doubled at 128GB.

Another first time option is a graphics card with 16Gb of memory using the newest AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series.

SSDs now come standard with the 27-inch iMac across the line and they give you performance of up to 3.4GB/s. Apple customers will be pleased to select the new 8TB SSD option, and the company says this is four times the capacity of the previous generation model.

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08:19
Apple tweaks iMac Pro lineup with more powerful base...

In addition to the improvements to the consumer iMac today, Apple has also made some very minor adjustments to the iMac Pro lineup. The base model iMac Pro now includes a 10-core Intel Xeon processor, but unfortunately, the iMac Pro misses out on the new nano-texture glass option.

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08:17
Apple Bumps iMac Pro to 10-Core Processor on Base...

Alongside the launch of updated iMacs, Apple today also made a minor update to the iMac Pro, equipping the base configuration with the 10-core 3.0 GHz Xeon W chip that was previously an upgrade option.

All other specs appear to remain the same, with 14-core and 18-core processors available as upgrades. The starting price also remains at $4,999, although the stepped-up base processor essentially results in an $800 price cut on upgraded models.

Notably, the ‌iMac Pro‌ is not getting the $500 nano-texture glass option that was made available on the regular 27-inch iMac today.Related Roundup: iMac ProBuyer's Guide: iMac Pro (Caution)
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08:15
'The Alto Collection' bundles two mobile...

If you read Engadget often, you'll know that we're big fans of Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey. The relaxing games -- which are predominantly about snowboarding, though the second title features sandboarding too -- were instant hits on mobile tha...

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08:07
Apple Announces New 27-Inch iMac With 10th-Gen...

Apple today announced a new 27-inch iMac with faster 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, next-generation AMD graphics, up to 128GB of RAM, a higher-resolution 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera, a new nano-texture glass display with True Tone support, a T2 chip, higher fidelity speakers, studio-quality microphones, and more.

A breakdown of the new 27-inch iMac's features and specs:

  • 10th-generation Intel Core processors, including up to a 10-core option with a 3.6GHz base clock speed and Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz. The previous-generation iMac used 9th-generation Intel processors with up to eight cores.
  • Next-generation AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics options with up to 55 percent faster performance than the previous generation, according to Apple.
  • Up to 128GB of RAM, compared with up to 64GB with the previous generation.
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08:04
Apple updates 27-inch iMac with new 10th-gen Intel...

Apple has today updated the iMac with a few tech spec bumps. Although the rumored redesign did not come to pass, Apple has updated the 27-inch models with new 10th-generation Intel CPUs, a higher-resolution 1080p webcam.

Apple has also standardized SSDs across the lineup for fast internal storage, finally adding the Apple T2 chip. The 21.5-inch iMac also gets the SSD chip, with Fusion Drive as a build-to-order option.

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08:02
Apple wins a Patent for a Future Apple Watch Band...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 77 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent that reveals a possible future Apple Watch band with a next-generation buckle system that could adjust to any length without restrictions due to predetermined band holes.

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08:02
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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08:02
Apple published a new Press Release

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08:00
Apple updates the 27-inch iMac with new chips,...

Apple today announced a new addition to its Mac line. No, it’s not one of those newfangled ARM machines you’ve heard so much about. It’s a refreshed 27-inch iMac, bringing slightly more than the usual CPU upgrades. No, the exterior design still hasn’...

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08:00
T-Mobile Launches First Nationwide Standalone 5G...

T-Mobile today announced that it has launched the first nationwide standalone 5G network in the United States, with the carrier's 5G footprint expanding by 30 percent across the country effective immediately.

Whereas non-standalone 5G relies on mid-band 4G LTE architecture, standalone 5G allows signals to travel further, covering hundreds of square miles from a single tower and going deeper into buildings than before. In standalone 5G areas, T-Mobile says it has also seen up to a 40 percent reduction in latency during testing for improved responsiveness.

T-Mobile brags that its 5G network is more than two times larger than AT&T's and more than 10,000 times larger than Verizon's, now covering 1.3 million square miles in more than 7,500 cities and towns across the United States.

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08:00
Google Play Music will start shutting down in...

It’s been a long time coming, but Google is in the final stages of shutting down its longstanding Google Play Music app and service in favor of YouTube Music. The shutdown will start in September in Australia and New Zealand, while the app will stop...

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08:00
Apple’s iMac line just got overhauled, with the 27-...

Today, Apple announced changes to its iMac product line, with significant upgrades in the 27-inch model, a move to SSDs in the 21.5-inch model, and more performance at lower prices for the iMac Pro.

The 27-inch iMac still has a 5K display, and its chassis is the same. Those hoping for smaller bezels will be disappointed. That said, Apple is bringing TrueTone to this display, and it's offering the same NanoTexture tech we've seen in the company's Pro Display XDR as a $500 upgrade.

It's also getting 10th generation Comet Lake CPUs across all configurations, with 6- and 8-core CPUs standard. The top available CPU configuration is a 10-core Intel Core i9 with Turbo Boost up to 5GHz. 8GB DDR4 at 2666MHz is still standard, but the...

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08:00
Logitech announces $999 one-cable solution for...

Logitech aims to make video conferencing easier with the Swytch, a compact one-cable USB-A and USB-C laptop link that offers universal compatibility for virtual meetings.With coronavirus cases on the rise, many businesses are opting to continue hosting video conferences rather than in-person meetings. While this solution is a great way to reduce unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, there are still plenty of bumps to be ironed out.Logitech hopes to make the process a little less chaotic with the Swytch. The Swytch is a single cable solution for both USB-A and USB-C laptops, and it allows presenters to use internal company software with any video conferencing platform.

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08:00
Google's Family Bell brings a familiar feature...

If you’re a parent who’s missed being able to give your kids a semblance of school-like schedule while they’ve been holed up at home, Google’s latest features may be able to help. The company today announced a new tool called Family Bell that can bri...

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07:57
Apple kills long-time Mac developer's apps with...

The first clue that developer Charlie Monroe discovered about his ejection from Apple's development program was users complaining that their apps stopped working — despite still being available on the Mac App Store.App StoreAs Apple continues to face controversy over its App Store policies and fees, software developer Charlie Monroe has told AppleInsider that the company has killed all his apps with no warning. Each of his ten macOS apps, and two that are also iOS, remain available to buy in the App Store, but Apple has stopped them launching.

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07:56
Jon Prosser: Apple to Announce iMac Refresh Today...

Apple plans to announce a refresh of its iMac lineup today, but it will be a spec bump to existing models rather than a redesign, according to leaker Jon Prosser.

iMac dropping today 🤗

Available for order today, too.

Internal spec bump.

No redesign.

Sorry, Tim 😘 https://t.co/Rn0LhFQR6H

— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) August 4, 2020

More details to follow…Related Roundup: iMacTag: Jon ProsserBuyer's Guide: iMac (Buy Now)
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07:52
EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google...

European Commission antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into Google’s proposed $2.1 billion takeover of wearables company Fitbit. They’re “concerned” that the acquisition would bolster Google’s already-dominant position in online ads by...

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07:43
WhatsApp makes it easier to fact-check forwarded...

WhatsApp has been clamping down forwarded messages for years, but its work still isn’t complete. Today, the platform announced a new feature that lets users search the web for more info about frequently forwarded messages.Already, messages forwarded...

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07:34
Apple Has Reportedly Expressed 'Serious...

Apple has expressed interest in purchasing video-sharing social media platform TikTok, according to Axios' Dan Primack:Multiple sources tell me that Apple has expressed interest, albeit no sources inside of Apple, and that at least one other strategic has expressed interest. Yes, it would be an unusual deal for Apple, given that TikTok is a cross-platform app, and a bigger political headache than Tim Cook may want (both here and in China). But if anyone has the cash on hand...In a follow-up tweet, Primack described Apple's interest as "serious."

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said that he would shut down TikTok in the United States unless it finds an American buyer by September 15. Trump has also indicated that the U.S. Treasury should receive a "substantial amount of money" from the proposed sale, although there is some...

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07:30
Report: Apple has expressed ‘serious interest’ in...

While Microsoft has made its attempt to acquire TikTok publicly known, Apple is also reportedly interested in the deal. According to a new report Axios, Apple has expressed “serious interest” in acquiring the short-form video sharing service.

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07:25
Twitter Could be Fined up to $250 Million Over...

Since October 2019 the FTC has been investigating Twitter over its use of personal data for targeted ads. Twitter has set aside US$150 million for the minimum fine amount but it could possibly reach up to US$250 million.

If it’s preparing for an unfavorable outcome, that’s probably because it’s not the first tech company that’s had to face the same allegations from the FTC. Facebook previously had to pay $5 billion for several privacy missteps, including the use of people’s phone numbers, provided for security purposes, for its ad business.

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07:19
Get $15 Off UGREEN’s HiTune Wireless Earbuds

UGREEN is offering its high quality HiTune Wireless Earbuds at a discounted price of $24.99 on Amazon. Normally $39.99, you can tick the coupon and get more savings on this AirPods alternative.

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07:17
I’ve worn Alexa-enabled glasses for two weeks. They’...

[VIDEO] Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post:

What do you call it when there’s a little voice in your head only you can hear? A hallucination?

Amazon calls it progress. I’ve been living with its latest talking artificial intelligence product, called the Echo Frames, for two weeks. They’re glasses with tiny speakers and a microphone so you can have your own private conversations with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant everywhere you go.

This new version of Alexa is much more proactive about chatting — and it has driven me bananas.

According to Amazon, there’s a waiting list to buy these things. I did get an invite, and wrestled with the idea of plunking down $180 to see this brave new world.

Reading/watching this, I’m really glad I didn’t. Don’t miss the video embedded at the top of the article.

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07:16
Apple’s COVID-19 assistance program gets an August...

Apple Card’s assistance program has been extended further into August.

Apple has announced that they will be extending their Customer Assistance Program for COVID-19 for Apple Card owners, which means users can defer their payment without getting penalized.

Sluggish economy and the corona virus pandemic has made it difficult for families to keep up financially, which lead to bill payment concerns. Apple and Goldman Sachs have established the COVID-19 Assistance Program as a way to offset the burden for August.

Apple Card holders will be able to defer for August without acquiring interest charges. A request to enter the scheme is required, which can be done by going into the Wallet app, tapping the Options button, then Message and choosing ‘I want to enroll in the Customer Assistance Program’.

The program is just one of many Apple initiatives for customers that need financial assistance. Others include the ‘Path to Apple Card’ coaching program, Wallet app...

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07:16
T-Mobile switches on standalone 5G network, reaches...

T-Mobile has today switched on a standalone 5G network, and is promising better coverage and performance. It says the move will see its 5G coverage extend to almost 2,000 more towns and cities.

Carriers have so far piggy-backed sub-6Ghz 5G service onto their existing LTE networks. This is an effective way to roll out coverage quickly, but does come with some limitations …

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07:15
Apple removes thousands of Apps in China App Store

Apple cracks down on apps in the Chinese version of the App Store as they didn’t have the license for in-app purchases.

Qimai, a data research firm has reported that Apple took out nearly 30,000 apps as a result of not having licenses from the government to offer in-app purchases. 26,000 of these are games. Reuters confirms that the June warning led to the July 1 removals, which includes games from large companies Zynga and Supercell.

Historically, the company has responded to regulations a bit slower than Google Play Store. Some games have operated in the platform despite the strict policies but have been taken down nonetheless. Before the removal, it was estimated that the China App Store had 60,000 games which needed a license to...

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07:14
Oprah Winfrey to Serve as First-Ever Guest Editor...

Last year, Apple and Oprah Winfrey launched Oprah's Book Club in the Apple Books app, providing readers with a curated selection of "stories that truly matter by today's most thought-provoking authors."

Oprah today announced that her latest selection is "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author. The book is available now on Apple Books in both written and audiobook formats on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The audiobook can also be listened to on the Apple Watch and through CarPlay.

Later this month, Apple says users will be able to read a collection of articles related to "Caste" on Apple News, curated by Oprah as the app's first-ever guest editor. Oprah is also interviewing Wilkerson about her book, and this will be available for free on Apple TV+ in the fall as part of her...

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07:12
Watch SpaceX troubleshoot an iPad issue in space

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken:

“A timeline application on my tablet, uh, gives me a error message that says Safari cannot open the page, and then it’s got a HTML address because your iPad is not connected to the internet,” Behnken reported. “Can you confirm that Wi-Fi is off and AirPlane Mode is on,” asked Menon. Then the NASA astronaut improvised with a go-to troubleshooting step.

Follow the headline link to Zac Hall’s writeup. Scroll about halfway down to watch this all unfold in the embedded video (jump to about 4h16m in).

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07:09
Deals: Apple Watch Series 3 Available From $169 in...

Amazon has the 38mm GPS Apple Watch Series 3 for a low price of $169.00, down from $199.00. You can get this Apple Watch in two colors: Silver Aluminum with White Sport Band and Space Gray Aluminum with Black Sport Band.

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You can also get the 42mm GPS Apple Watch Series 3 for $199.00, down from $229.00 this week, but this version is only available in Space Gray Aluminum. Both models have a Retina Display, optical heart sensor, and GPS support.

$30 OFFApple Watch Series 3 for $169.00

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07:03
Blood Oxygen detection feature coming to Apple Watch...

Supply chains have confirmed that the ‘Series 6’ Apple Watch will have blood oxygen detection as a new feature.

The next model of the Apple Watch will have blood oxygen detection as part of its many health sensors. When enabled, this technology and others can help check for heart-related problems.

ASE Technology has helped develop the feature, and Apple has given the company the green light to work it on the Apple Watch 6. It’s worthy to note that ASE has worked with the Apple Watch since the first model.

Apple Watches have the hardware capability for this feature but it was not enabled until now. Apple’s VP of Technology, Kevin Lynch mentioned that it was the same for the smartwatch’s sleep tracking features.

The Series 6 Apple Watch is expected to be launched late this year. Typically, they’re announced alongside iPhone releases, which Apple says will be delayed.

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07:00
Amazon launches a full season of 'Starfinder...

If there’s one thing Amazon deserves praise for, it’s the willingness to experiment with how Alexa can be used as a storytelling tool. One such experiment from late last year has paved the way for a new series of voice-only roleplaying adventures set...

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07:00
MPK Mini mk3 is solid but iterative upgrade to a...

Akai’s MPK Mini mkII is one of the best-selling MIDI controllers out there. It’s small, affordable, and has a solid arpeggiator plus the best pads on any budget or midrange controller. But, it’s also over five years old. The portable MIDI controller...

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06:59
Apple Car could embed displays into the windscreen...

An Apple Car could have displays embedded within any glass in the vehicle, with laminated glass sandwiching various other materials to block external light, emit its own light, or to display an image.The assorted computer systems of modern vehicles are, for the most, still operated via a dedicated display. This screen is usually mounted in the dashboard or infotainment unit, and is very obviously a screen when it is turned off.The need for displays limits how a car could be designed if it needs to incorporate them, and the parts used to create them give little room for maneuver other than dictating their size and placement in a vehicle.

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06:56
Oprah Says ‘Caste’ Might be Her Most Important Book...

Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste is the latest pick for Oprah Winfrey’s book club, and it “might be the most important book I’ve ever chosen,” said Ms. Winfrey. The book is available on Apple Books and there is a new video in which the talk show icon reads an exclusive excerpt. She will also be the first-ever guest editor for Apple News. 

Oprah to Become First-Ever Apple News Guest Editor

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents provides a new way of seeing racial inequality, giving rise to countless aha moments and helping us truly understand America as it is now and how we hope it will be,” Ms. Winfrey commented. The author described herself as “honored and thrilled” at her book being picked. The book itself uses stories from  Martin Luther King Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, and an ordinary single father and his toddler son to help identify eight ideological pillars underlining all caste systems.

As well as an exclusive excerpt on Apple News, there...

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06:49
Demo of Google’s live-captioning for voice and video...

From the Google Pixel 4a announcement:

Pixel 4a also has Live Caption, which provides real-time captioning (English only) for your video and audio content. New with the Pixel 4a launch—and also rolling out for Pixel 2, 3, 3a and 4 phones—Live Caption will now automatically caption your voice and video calls.

Follow the headline link to watch The Verge’s Dieter Bohn demo this. I’d love to see Apple add a feature like this to iOS and FaceTime. It’d be great for accessibility, in the same way as closed captioning provides an assist when you are watching a movie.

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06:48
ExOne launches new Scout app to monitor industrial...

The ExOne Company — which specializes in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology — has launched ExOne Scout, an Industry 4.0 app that provides real-time machine monitoring and analysis of production 3D printers on a wide range of digital devices, including smart phones and watches.

Now available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, the Scout app is part of a web-based program that can now deliver...

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06:48
ExOne launches new Scout app to monitor industrial...

The ExOne Company — which specializes in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology — has launched ExOne Scout, an Industry 4.0 app that provides real-time machine monitoring and analysis of production 3D printers on a wide range of digital devices, including smart phones and watches.

Now available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, the Scout app is part of a web-based program that can now deliver...

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06:48
ExOne launches new Scout app to monitor industrial...

The ExOne Company — which specializes in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology — has launched ExOne Scout, an Industry 4.0 app that provides real-time machine monitoring and analysis of production 3D printers on a wide range of digital devices, including smart phones and watches.

Now available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, the Scout app is part of a web-based program that can now deliver...

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06:48
ExOne launches new Scout app to monitor industrial...

The ExOne Company — which specializes in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology — has launched ExOne Scout, an Industry 4.0 app that provides real-time machine monitoring and analysis of production 3D printers on a wide range of digital devices, including smart phones and watches.

Now available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, the Scout app is part of a web-based program that can now deliver...

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06:42
Oprah Winfrey 'Caste' interview with...

In parallel with Apple announcing that "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" is on the Apple Books store, the company has also announced that author Isabel Wilkerson's interview with Oprah Winfrey about the book is exclusive to Apple TV+.In September 2016, then-President Barack Obama awarded Isabel Wilkerson, the 2015 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of the White HouseApple has announced a series of digital events, surrounding the release Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents on the Apple Books store. "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" draws parallels between the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, to help readers understand how caste plays out across civilizations, and how the "insidious undertow of caste" is experienced every day. Specifically, Wilkerson documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America,...

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06:38
Save $40 on CalDigit's excellent Thunderbolt 3...

For many people, working from home has become the new norm and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. A docking station can help your makeshift home office space look and feel more organized, and add functionality on top of that. CalDigit...

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9to5Mac Daily: August 04, 2020 – Apple acquires...

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Future MacBook Pro trackpads may be larger,...

Apple is investigating replacing the regular MacBook Pro trackpad with a virtual one that can dynamically shrink, grow, or change position as needed.Mockup of an extra-wide trackpad.The current MacBook Pro trackpad is already far removed from the original versions which physically moved when clicked. Now Apple is looking to replace even that glass surface and its haptic touch, with an entirely virtual trackpad — and making it backlit.

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06:30
Xeric Design brings EarthDesk to Apple TV

Xeric Design has announced that EarthDesk, its real-time dynamic desktop map, is now available for tvOS in the App Store

The app converts your Apple TV into a near real-time, dynamic image of our planet, continuously updating throughout the day. EarthDesk TV displays accurate sun, moon, and city lighting, and uses current satellite weather data to display global cloud coverage with transparency and moonlight reflection, allowing you to track hurricanes and other weather systems on your large screen TV. 

EarthDesk TV includes four high-resolution maps and four map projections, including a  globe. It offers a random viewpoint option that moves through a dazzling array of world views every 40 seconds, dramatically reducing potential burn-in problems.

EarthDesk TV costs US$4.99 and allows users to purchase an optional data subscription for one, three, six, and 12-month periods (starting at $1.99/month) which...

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Xeric Design brings EarthDesk to Apple TV

Xeric Design has announced that EarthDesk, its real-time dynamic desktop map, is now available for tvOS in the App Store

The app converts your Apple TV into a near real-time, dynamic image of our planet, continuously updating throughout the day. EarthDesk TV displays accurate sun, moon, and city lighting, and uses current satellite weather data to display global cloud coverage with transparency and moonlight reflection, allowing you to track hurricanes and other weather systems on your large screen TV. 

EarthDesk TV includes four high-resolution maps and four map projections, including a  globe. It offers a random viewpoint option that moves through a dazzling array of world views every 40 seconds, dramatically reducing potential burn-in problems.

EarthDesk TV costs US$4.99 and allows users to purchase an optional data subscription for one, three, six, and 12-month periods (starting at $1.99/month) which...

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Xeric Design brings EarthDesk to Apple TV

Xeric Design has announced that EarthDesk, its real-time dynamic desktop map, is now available for tvOS in the App Store

The app converts your Apple TV into a near real-time, dynamic image of our planet, continuously updating throughout the day. EarthDesk TV displays accurate sun, moon, and city lighting, and uses current satellite weather data to display global cloud coverage with transparency and moonlight reflection, allowing you to track hurricanes and other weather systems on your large screen TV. 

EarthDesk TV includes four high-resolution maps and four map projections, including a  globe. It offers a random viewpoint option that moves through a dazzling array of world views every 40 seconds, dramatically reducing potential burn-in problems.

EarthDesk TV costs US$4.99 and allows users to purchase an optional data subscription for one, three, six, and 12-month periods (starting at $1.99/month) which...

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Xeric Design brings EarthDesk to Apple TV

Xeric Design has announced that EarthDesk, its real-time dynamic desktop map, is now available for tvOS in the App Store

The app converts your Apple TV into a near real-time, dynamic image of our planet, continuously updating throughout the day. EarthDesk TV displays accurate sun, moon, and city lighting, and uses current satellite weather data to display global cloud coverage with transparency and moonlight reflection, allowing you to track hurricanes and other weather systems on your large screen TV. 

EarthDesk TV includes four high-resolution maps and four map projections, including a  globe. It offers a random viewpoint option that moves through a dazzling array of world views every 40 seconds, dramatically reducing potential burn-in problems.

EarthDesk TV costs US$4.99 and allows users to purchase an optional data subscription for one, three, six, and 12-month periods (starting at $1.99/month) which...

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06:24
Grab the new 13-inch MacBook Pro today for cheap

Patience is a virtue, but you should know a good deal when you see one. Today, the latest MacBook Pro 13 inch model is going for $199 less than its original price on Amazon. Traditionally priced at $1,999, you’re getting the latest MacBook Pro in Silver and with a 1TB storage space for less! 

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is a powerhouse in its own right. At just 15.6 mm thick and 3.1 lb in weight, the laptop sports 10th gen quad-core processors, ultra-fast SSD, a Retina display w/ True Tone technology, Touch ID, Touch Bar, and a trackpad that can detect pressure. There’s also the backlit Magic Keyboard which makes typing an enjoyable experience.

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06:24
Experts, China warn against Trump's TikTok sale...

As President Trump continues to call for the sale of TikTok with a percentage of the sale going to the US Treasury, experts and Chinese government-controlled media are weighing in on the dangerous implications of such a deal.On Friday, Trump had declared that he would soon be banning controversial short-form video app TikTok, claiming that the China-owned company posed a threat to national security. On Monday, he clarified that the company could continue to operate in the U.S. if they sold their U.S. arm to an American-owned company. He also stated that he believed a significant portion of the money from the sale should go to the U.S. Treasury.When later asked whether the money should come from...

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06:19
Original 2012 iPad Mini now classified as ‘Vintage’

Apple has added the original iPad Mini into the Vintage Apple products section.

The Obsolete and Vintage section includes devices who were discontinued for 7 years and onwards and those that have sold between 5 to 7 years ago, respectively. Owners of devices in the Vintage list can still get their units serviced by Apple and its service providers. For those who own Apple products in the Obsolete section, they’re out of luck- Apple does not provide hardware service anymore.

The first iPad Mini launched in 2012 and sported a 1024 x 768 display, up to 64GB in storage, 2GB RAM and an A5 chip. The second model was launched just a year later and carried the device’s features such as Touch ID and thick bezels. The iPad Mini 5 is the latest iteration but it’s reported that Apple is working on a 6th gen model with mini-LED display.

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06:18
Twitter Bitcoin hack mastermind arrested, charged...

The figure behind the massive Twitter Bitcoin hack has been arrested. Graham Clark, a 17 yr old resident of Florida was taken in and charged with 30 counts of felony.

The event saw major Twitter accounts, such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Apple, Elon Musk and more being used to send a Bitcoin scam. Twitter responded quickly but was unable to find a quick solution, and therefore blocked the accounts from sending out tweets until it was fixed.

Clark has been arrested by the Tampa police force and charged with communications fraud, fraudulent use of personal information, organized fraud and more. The Secret Service, IRS and FBI worked together in investigating the incident. Two others were arrested- a 22 yr old and 19 yr old from Florida and UK, respectively.

Twitter has recently shared an update about the...

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06:16
Apple buys startup that can turn the iPhone into a...

Apple has reportedly bought a startup company that has developed a way to turn users’ iPhones into mobile payment terminals for $100 million.

Bloomberg states that Mobeewave Inc. was acquired by Apple today, which isn’t surprising. Before, an Apple spokesman said that from time to time the Cupertino-based firm buys smaller companies for various reasons and purposes.

Mobeewave has been working on a form of technology that makes phones able to accept credit card payments. A shopper can tap their existing credit card on a smartphone and it will process through the combination of NFC and an app.

The mobile payment technology can be...

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06:13
Apple Exploring Convex-Shaped Devices With Flexible...

Apple is exploring the use of flexible displays to make convex devices, according to a new Apple patent filing published today.

The application titled "Electronic devices with convex displays," was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and builds a picture of how an Apple convex-shaped device may work. Apple devices such as iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have curved edges, and the patent explains that such "conventional arrangements" where "only the proportions of the device other than the display have a convex shape... may limit the internal volume of the device and detract from its...

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Make iPhone Games More Fun with the Dragon X5...

Wouldn’t it be great to get the same gaming experience you have with your console when you’re playing games on your iPhone? With the Dragon X5 Bluetooth Gaming Controller, you get the familiar feel of your console controller and the great iOS games your iPhone is famous for. Best of all, the Dragon X5 is available for only $39.99 this week.

Playing games on your smartphone or tablet gives you limited control thanks to the small touchscreen, and laying with wired joystick gives you limited distance from the gaming system. Defy limitations and focus on your game with this Dragon X5 Bluetooth Gaming Controller. By...

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Future MacBook Pro keyboard could act as a trackpad...

A future MacBook Pro may have keys that could be used as a touchpad, with the same technology possible for use in a design where there's no dedicated touchpad section at all.MacBook Pro trackpad and keyboard. One of the more tricky areas of designing a notebook computer lies in the relationship between the areas set aside for the keyboard and the trackpad. A large keyboard may be comfortable for the user to use, but it could leave little room for the manufacturer to place the trackpad.

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05:50
Apple launches biggest 4K movie sale of the year,...

Apple has launched arguably its biggest 4K movie sale of the year with a plethora of deals starting at $5. That’s on top of the usual $1 rental of the week and a selection of other titles that are currently being discounted. You’ll find all of our top picks down below.

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05:48
New feature lets you easily fact-check WhatsApp...

Social media is the main way hoax messages get traction these days, so a new feature has been added to let you easily fact-check WhatsApp messages …

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05:43
Apple Wins a Patent for an Indoor Security Camera...

Back in March 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Acquired Patents from Lighthouse AI for a 3D Depth Home Camera System in Late 2018." Today the U.S. Patent Office granted Apple one of those in-home security camera patents.

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05:42
Apple patent involves properly lighting images in...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,733,804) for a “method and system for representing a virtual object in view of a real environment.” It involves upcoming augmented reality (AR) and lighting features in iPhones, iPads, and, possibly, Macs and the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an AR head-mounted display.

In AR, a view of a real environment, such as a video image of the real environment, is combined with an overlay of one or more virtual objects in a spatial relationship to the real environment. In AR apps, the virtual objects ideally integrate in the view so that real and virtual objects are indistinguishable.

Apple says that this means it’s important to illuminate or display the virtual objects with the same lighting conditions visible in the real world as well as let the virtual objects change the illumination for example by casting shadows onto parts from the real scene. However, for augmented reality scenes, the lighting conditions...

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05:28
TikTok and Microsoft. Deal or no Deal?

Scrutiny from the U.S. government towards TikTok, owned by Chinese parent-firm ByteDance, had been growing for a while. Military personnel have been told not to have the video-sharing app on their devices due to the perceived security threat. Then, on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was in “advanced talks” to buy it, bringing TikTok to U.S. shores.

U.S President Threatens to ban TikTok

That same day, U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to ban the TikTok. As the New York Time‘s Taylor Lorenz reported:

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05:27
Apple patent hints at a curved iPhone with a curved...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,735,569) for “electronic devices with convex displays.” It’s another patent that hints at an iPhone with a curved, wraparound display.

In the patent data, Apple says that users want their devices as thin as possible. The tech giant says a convex display rather than a flat one could increase the internal volume of an iPhone, while preserving a sleek look that’s aesthetically pleasing.

Integrated into the curved, and flexible, display would be buttons, microphones, speakers, piezoelectric actuators or (for receiving electrical input from a user or tactile feedback to users), other actuators such as vibrators, pressure sensors, and other components.

The nature of the flexible, curved display would allow a user to interact with the user interface components (input-output components) by moving the display into contact with the user interface components or by otherwise allowing the display...

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05:22
Apple customers no longer the #1 target for phishing...

Last year, Apple customers were the number one target for phishing attempts, scammers sending emails with links to fake Apple websites in an attempt to get their hands on Apple ID credentials.

Security company Check Point said that’s changed this year, and Apple is now only 7th on the list …

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05:12
Apple doc tells how to prepare an app to be a...

In iOS 14 and later, users can select an app to be their default web browser or email app. Apple has posted a developer document on how to prepare an app to be the default browser or email client.

To make your app a choice, developers must confirm that it meets the requirements in the doc, then request a managed entitlement.

The system invokes the default web browser in iOS whenever the user opens an HTTP or HTTPS link. Because this app becomes the user’s primary gateway to the internet, Apple requires that web browsing apps meet specific functional criteria to protect user privacy and ensure proper access to internet resources.

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05:12
Apple doc tells how to prepare an app to be a...

In iOS 14 and later, users can select an app to be their default web browser or email app. Apple has posted a developer document on how to prepare an app to be the default browser or email client.

To make your app a choice, developers must confirm that it meets the requirements in the doc, then request a managed entitlement.

The system invokes the default web browser in iOS whenever the user opens an HTTP or HTTPS link. Because this app becomes the user’s primary gateway to the internet, Apple requires that web browsing apps meet specific functional criteria to protect user privacy and ensure proper access to internet resources.

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05:12
Apple doc tells how to prepare an app to be a...

In iOS 14 and later, users can select an app to be their default web browser or email app. Apple has posted a developer document on how to prepare an app to be the default browser or email client.

To make your app a choice, developers must confirm that it meets the requirements in the doc, then request a managed entitlement.

The system invokes the default web browser in iOS whenever the user opens an HTTP or HTTPS link. Because this app becomes the user’s primary gateway to the internet, Apple requires that web browsing apps meet specific functional criteria to protect user privacy and ensure proper access to internet resources.

The post Apple doc tells how...

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05:05
Future Apple Watch Wi-Fi & wireless antenna may...

Apple is aiming to bring better Wi-Fi and wireless connectivity to the Apple Watch by creating a wireless antenna array that is integrated into the display.Future Apple Watches may have improved Wi-Fi antennas underneath the displayApple has already given the Apple Watch the ability to store music, and most recently its own App Store. Now it's taking another step toward freeing the Watch from needing a companion iPhone, by improving its own Wi-Fi capability.

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04:59
Average smartphone app use rises nearly 20 minutes...

The app usage patterns of US smartphone users altered significantly during quarter two of 2020 in response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, “U.S. App Quarterly Brief –Q2 2020.” 

App use increased by over six hours per month, the equivalent of...

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04:59
Average smartphone app use rises nearly 20 minutes...

The app usage patterns of US smartphone users altered significantly during quarter two of 2020 in response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, “U.S. App Quarterly Brief –Q2 2020.” 

App use increased by over six hours per month, the equivalent of...

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04:59
Average smartphone app use rises nearly 20 minutes...

The app usage patterns of US smartphone users altered significantly during quarter two of 2020 in response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, “U.S. App Quarterly Brief –Q2 2020.” 

App use increased by over six hours per month, the equivalent of...

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04:52
Apple researching curved iPhone body with wrap-...

A future version of the iPhone could have a display that wraps around the body of the device, or the iPhone body could be rounder in shape, with Apple examining new ways to create a display that can be installed on a curved surface.An early render of a round iPhone based on earlier patent filings. Smartphones and other mobile devices are, generally speaking, boxy in construction. Typically relying on a large flat surface for the display, the rest of the design usually consists of sides that are at 90-degree angles to each other, making them relatively simple to design, manufacture, and to add components within.

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04:38
China Refuses to Accept 'Theft' of TikTok...

Yesterday we reported on Microsoft's accelerated efforts to purchase TikTok in the United States before President Trump follows through on a threat to ban the Chinese-owned app in the country.

On Tuesday, Reuters reported that China's ruling Communist Party blasted those efforts via an editorial in the China Daily newspaper, saying it will not accept the "theft" of a Chinese tech company and is ready to respond if needed.

The United States' "bullying" of Chinese tech companies was a consequence of Washington's zero-sum vision of "American first" and left China no choice but "submission or mortal combat in the tech realm," the state-backed paper said in an editorial.

China had "plenty of ways to respond if the...

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