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Monday August 19

18:37
Apple accidentally unpatches iOS vulnerability,...




Hackers have for the first time in years released a publicly available jailbreak for iPhones running up-to-date software after Apple mistakenly unpatched a critical vulnerability in its most current iOS release.

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18:35
Porsche teams up with Apple to offer in-car Apple...

Porsche announced today that it has partnered with Apple for infotainment options in its upcoming all-electric Taycan. The partnership will allow users to stream Apple Music directly in the car using the Porsche Taycan’s built-in cellular connection.

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17:57
Apple Music gets first native auto integration in...




Porsche on Monday announced plans to offer Apple Music as a standalone app in its upcoming Taycan, the German marque's first all-electric sports car.

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17:13
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17:06
Apple TV+ to reportedly launch in November for $9.99...




A report on Monday puts a date to Apple's upcoming Apple TV+ launch, saying current plans are to launch the subscription service in November for a monthly fee of $9.99.

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16:48
Bloomberg: Apple targeting $9.99 per month for Apple...

Following a report from The Financial Times earlier today, Bloomberg has now published its own report detailing certain aspects of Apple TV+. According to the report, Apple is targeting a November launch of Apple TV+ and “weighing” a price of $9.99 per month.

more…

The post Bloomberg: Apple targeting $9.99 per month for Apple TV+, launching in November with 5 shows appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:29
Persistence Is Reality – Mac Geek Gab 775

Sometimes your computer keeps doing something you don’t want it to do. Sometimes it stops doing something it’s supposed to be doing. Persistence is a finicky friend sometimes, and your two favorite geeks are here to help you with some of the specifics. Listen as John and Dave dig into Safari tabs, Apps on Apple Watch, displaying Time Zones in a world without Dashboard Widgets, and more. Press Play and enjoy learning at least five new things!


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16:18
Apple's 2019 iMacs are up to $350 off, closeout...




Those looking for a sleek setup with a built-in high-res display and premium desktop components can currently save up to $700 instantly on current and closeout iMac models. Configurations start at just $899 thanks to the lowest prices ever on many systems. Don't delay, though, as these iMac deals end soon.

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16:17
Apple earmarks more than $6B for Apple TV+ shows in...




A report on Monday claims Apple's budget for Apple TV+ has ballooned to more than $6 billion as it invests in an original content library to compete against streaming stalwarts.

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16:10
Apple filing lawsuit over Corellium’s iOS Replicas

Apple has recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Corellium, stating that the company has copied its iPad and iPhone operating systems without permission and selling it for profit. The…

The post Apple filing lawsuit over Corellium’s iOS Replicas appeared first on iLounge.

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15:58
Trump concedes that tariffs could put Apple at a...

U.S. President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss the implications tariffs may have on imported Apple products. At a Reuters interview, Trump mentioned that Cook presented…

The post Trump concedes that tariffs could put Apple at a disadvantage appeared first on iLounge.

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15:50
Apple to open Marunouchi store in Japan

This 2019, Apple has released a teaser for a new project in Japan. A new mosaic Apple logo appeared along with the company’s announcement of remodeling of Apple Shibuya. Today,…

The post Apple to open Marunouchi store in Japan appeared first on iLounge.

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15:46
Apple Spending Over $6 Billion on Original Content...

Apple has spent over $6 billion for original TV shows and movies for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, set to launch later this year.

Apple originally set a budget of $1 billion for Apple TV+ execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who head up the project, but according to a source that spoke to The Financial Times, that budget has now grown to more than $6 billion.

Hundreds of millions of dollars alone have been spent on "The Morning Show," one of the most high-profile shows that will be a part of Apple TV+. "The Morning Show" stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. Previous rumors have suggested that Aniston and Witherspoon earn $1.15...

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15:32
Report: Apple’s original content spending hits $6...

Ahead of the launch of Apple TV+ this fall, a new report from The Financial Times offers new details on Apple’s investment in streaming media. According to the report, Apple’s spending for original TV shows and movies has spiked to over $6 billion.

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The post Report: Apple’s original content spending hits $6 billion, Apple TV+ launching ‘within next 2 months’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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15:07
News round-up: Apple announces second annual Chicago...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Apple has announced the second annual Chicago Music Industry Summit starting Aug. 31 at Apple Michigan Avenue for a month of sessions with leaders in the local music scene. Apple describes the month-long event as a way to “connect with others and tap into creative resources to help further your career in music and the arts.”

Apple has released the full-length trailer for The Morning Show, its upcoming drama about a morning news show starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston, and Steve Carell. It’s described as "an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by...

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14:42
Survey: one in four iPhone owners plan to purchase a...

A new survey from Decluttr, a tech buy-back site and refurbished tech seller, reveals that one in four iPhone owners plan to purchase the new iPhone when it’s released, despite its rumored lack of updates. Even after learning about the few anticipated updates, 82% say they still intend to purchase Apple’s newest device. 

The Declutter study also reveals what upgrades people are willing to pay for, and just how much cash they’re willing to dish out to get them. Here are some takeaways:

  • Forty-seven percent of people intend to purchase the “iPhone 11” (note that Apple hasn’t confirmed the name) because of its rumored triple lens camera.

  • Sixty-four percent of iPhone users either don’t know when 5G is coming to Apple, or believe it’s already available.

  • Eighty-two percent of folks are willing to pay...

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14:39
YouTube’s Original Content May be Reacting to ‘...

Either YouTube’s original content managers are reacting to consumer ‘subscription fatigue’ or they’ve somehow learned of Apple’s (possible) plans for its Apple TV+ service to be free to Apple hardware customers. Or Disney’s recent announcements have taken the wind out of their sails. (sales?) PC Magazine writes:

YouTube’s original series, movies, and live events will be available for free starting Sept. 24. Here’s the catch: non-paying viewers will see ads when watching this content, and “only select episodes may be available for streaming [for free] at any time,” YouTube said.

The TV original content subscription war is heating up.


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14:32
Man who once headed Apple’s Siri development team...

Bill Stasior, who once headed Apple’s Siri development team, has left Apple to be one of Microsoft's vice presidents of technology, reporting to Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott, per The Information. At Microsoft, he’ll lead an artificial intelligence group, the article adds.

In February, it was reported that Stasior, who was lured from Amazon in 2012 to lead Siri after two of the personal digital assistant’s creators left Apple, was no longer heading the voice assistant group. He was previously attached to Amazon's A9 search arm. Stasior came to Apple in 2012 to oversee Siri following the departure of Siri co-founders Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus. 

According to The Information, the February change was part of an effort by John Giannandrea, Apple’s senior vice president of machine learning and AI...

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14:23
Rumor: Apple Arcade to cost $4.99 per month

According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s upcoming Apple Arcade game streaming service may cost $4.99 per month. 

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) hopes the rumor is true. I was anticipating $6.99 per month. The game subscription service will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and more. 

The games can be played on Macs (yes, Macs!), iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. You can start a game on one device and continue it on another.

Apple Arcade will give customers the freedom to try any game from its handpicked collection of titles that are all-you-can-play, have no ads, ad tracking or additional purchases, and respect user privacy, according to Ann Tai, senior product manager, App Store (I may have her name wrong; if so, I apologize and will correct it...

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14:15
Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 Catalina.

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

The post Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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14:15
Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 Catalina.

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

The post Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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14:15
Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 Catalina.

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

The post Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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14:04
Science Communicator Dr. Kiki Sanford (#7) – TMO...

Dr. Kiki Sanford makes her seventh appearance on Background Mode. Kiki is a neurophysiologist with a B.S. in conservation biology and a Ph.D. avian neurophysiology from the University of California. She’s a popular science communicator and creator of This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast and radio show.

In this episode, we chat about Elon Musk’s Neuralink, Tardigrades on the Earth’s moon, how Dark Matter may have actually preceded the Big Bang, how older parents tend to have children with fewer behavior problems, the latest findings from the exoplanet hunter, TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and, finally, how climate change is affecting the size of some birds. Dr. Kiki is always a delight to listen to and learn from.


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13:40
Ex-Apple Siri chief Bill Stasior now a Microsoft...




Apple's one-time head of Siri development Bill Stasior has left Apple, and is going to be one of Microsoft's vice presidents of technology.

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13:04
∞ “The Morning Show” official trailer for Apple TV+

Following last week’s teaser trailer, Apple has posted this full length one.

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12:53
Meet the Professor Behind Netflix’s ‘The Great Hack’

David Carroll sued Cambridge Analytica after news broke that it used Facebook user data for targeted political advertising. Netflix’s The Great Hack tells his story, and Business Insider interviewed him.

My pursuit is a highly individualized narrative, which obscures the reality that it’s a story about all of us. Quitting your Facebook account doesn’t do anything. You can try to do the work of going through all your settings and being really hygienic about your data, but it’s only going to reduce the scope of data leaking all over the place. It’s certainly not going to have a total effect that people might want.

I’m putting this on my list to watch.


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12:47
macOS Catalina Home app adds new icon options for...

The new macOS beta released today includes a nice little surprise for HomeKit users: new icon options for HomeKit lights, smart outlets, and fans.

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The post macOS Catalina Home app adds new icon options for HomeKit lights and plugs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:35
App Sale: NecroDancer AMPLIFIED is $1.99

NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED is a prequel for Crypt of the NecroDancer. Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore rogue-like rhythm game. Move to the music and deliver beatdowns to the beat! Groove to the epic Danny Baranowsky soundtrack, or easily select songs from your own iTunes collection. Re-enter the dungeon with the additional AMPLIFIED content and take control of the shapeshifting Nocturna to discover her story, an entirely new zone with new dangers, and the history of the crypt! Fight your way through electrifying new levels, boss battles, and more. App Store: US$1.99 (Down from US$4.99)


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12:28
9to5Mac Daily: August 19, 2019 – Apple Arcade...

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

Sponsored by Ulysses: The ultimate writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Get your first 3 months free for a limited time at ulysses.app/9to5mac[...

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12:22
Some Companies Don’t Like iOS 13 Location Privacy...

App developers wrote a letter to Apple saying how much they don’t like iOS 13 location privacy rules, accusing the company of anti-competitive behavior.

We understand that there were certain developers, specifically messaging apps, that were using this as a backdoor to collect user data. While we agree loopholes like this should be closed, the current Apple plan to remove [access to the internet voice feature] will have unintended consequences: it will effectively shut down apps that have a valid need for real-time location.

The letter was signed by Tile CEO CJ Prober; Arity (Allstate) president Gary Hallgren; CEO of Life360, Chris Hullsan; CEO of dating app Happn, Didier Rappaport; CEO of Zenly (Snap), Antoine Martin; CEO of Zendrive, Jonathan Matus; and chief strategy officer of social networking app Twenty, Jared Allgood.

A helpful list of all the apps I’ll never download. I hope Apple does more when it comes to privacy.

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12:21
Hacker Releases First Public Jailbreak for Up-to-...

Apple has mistakenly made it a bit easier to hack iPhone users who are on the latest version of its mobile operating system iOS by unpatching a vulnerability it had already fixed. From a report: Hackers quickly jumped on this over the weekend, and publicly released a jailbreak for current, up-to-date iPhones -- the first free public jailbreak for a fully updated iPhone that's been released in years. Security researchers found this weekend that iOS 12.4, the latest version released in June, reintroduced a bug found by a Google hacker that was fixed in iOS 12.3. That means it's currently relatively easy to not only jailbreak up to date iPhones, but also hack iPhone users, according to people who have studied the issue.

"Due to 12.4 being the latest version of iOS currently available and the only one which Apple allows upgrading to, for the next couple of days (till 12.4.1 comes out), all devices of this version (or any 11.x and 12.x below 12.3) are jail breakable -- which...

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12:01
Review: Rotor Riot Controller brings L3 and R3...




Are you looking to take mobile gaming to the next level? We're taking a look at the Rotor Riot Wired Controller which is one of the first MFi certified wired gaming controllers for the iPhone that supports the L3 and R3 buttons.

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11:23
BBEdit updated, merch, and in the Mac App Store [...

Bare Bones Software, makers of BBEdit, is one of my favorite software companies — in fact, I’ve been using BBEdit for more than 20 years. BBEdit has just been updated to 12.6.3, and is available in the Mac App Store as a subscription! Same great features. Same user experience. You can subscribe in the Mac App Store or purchase perpetual licenses directly from Bare Bones Software. Also, you can still get great merch, including Classic and Rebus T-shirts, enamel pins, and more in their merch store!

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:16
Report: Apple’s former Siri leader takes up new AI...

Earlier this year, Bill Stasior departed Apple after serving as Siri’s vice president for nearly seven years. Now, The Information reports that the former Siri boss has taken a new role in AI at Microsoft.

more…

The post Report: Apple’s former Siri leader takes up new AI role at Microsoft appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:15
How to take a screenshot on your Mac - the...




If you ever wondered how to take a screenshot on a Mac, here's a comprehensive guide of not only how to do it, but every option available to you from Apple and third-party apps.

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11:03
Apple Celebrates America’s National Parks 103rd...

Ahead of the 103rd anniversary of the US National Park Service, Apple today introduced new ways customers can enjoy and support America’s parks, including an Apple Pay donation program...

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11:02
Developers Accuse Apple of Anti-Competitive Behavior...

A group of app developers have penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, arguing that certain privacy-focused changes to Apple's iOS 13 operating system will hurt their business. From a report: In a report by The Information, the developers were said to have accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior when it comes to how apps can access user location data. With iOS 13, Apple aims to curtail apps' abuse of its location-tracking features as part of its larger privacy focus as a company. Today, many apps ask users upon first launch to give their app the "Always Allow" location-tracking permission. Users can confirm this with a tap, unwittingly giving apps far more access to their location data than is actually necessary, in many cases. In iOS 13, however, Apple has tweaked the way apps can request location data. There will now be a new option upon launch presented to users, "Allow Once," which allows users to first explore the app to see if it fits their needs before granting the app...

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10:56
Apple Celebrates National Parks With Donations,...

Apple is celebrating the 103rd anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service with donations, an Apple Watch Activity Challenge, and more.


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10:49
This 3-Port Charging Hub Is Designed to Blend in...

We have a deal on the Nomad 3-Port Charging Hub. This device is designed to blend in with your home decor and tuck the cables away underneath the device itself. It features two high-output 2.1A USB charging ports and one 1A USB charging port. You can get it for $19.99 through our deal.


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10:47
iMacs of History, The Morning Show Trailer – TMO...

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iMac in a historical context, and ‘The Morning Show’ full trailer.


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10:45
Ivory, Moss, & Navy Powerbeats Pro on sale from...




Apple will start sales of three new colors of the Beats Powerbeats Pro starting from next week with options of Navy, Ivory, and Moss joining the roster alongside the existing Black in preorder from August 22 via its online store.

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10:44
Apple Accident iPhone Leads to iOS 12.4 Jailbreak

Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability first patched in iOS 12.3, and researchers used it to create an iOS 12.4 jailbreak.


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10:38
Apple Joins the 'Business Roundtable' in...

Apple Joins the 'Business Roundtable' in Redefining the Purpose of a Corporation. America’s economic model, which is based on freedom, liberty and other enduring principles of our democracy, has raised standards of living for generations, while promoting competition, consumer choice and innovation. America’s businesses have been a critical engine to its success.

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10:36
Apple Celebrating National Parks in August With...

Apple today announced that it is celebrating America's national parks in August ahead of the 103rd anniversary of the US National Park Service, introducing new parks-related content to encourage park attendance.

"The beauty in our parks is obvious to all observers but their most profound contribution is to our spirit," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We are proud to support them."As announced over the weekend, from August 17 to August 25, Apple is making a $10 donation to the National Park Foundation for each purchase made with Apple Pay at an Apple Store, Apple.com, or the Apple Store app in the United States.

Apple says that its donations will help support programs across the United States designed to help connect young people who wouldn't...

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10:21
Apple Arcade Early Access Program Suggests $5...

Apple employees have been using the Apple Arcade early access program this summer. An App Store API suggests the price will be US$5/month.


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10:19
Apple details US National Park initiatives coming to...

Apple today has detailed the several ways it will honor America’s national parks this month. These initiatives come as the US National Park Service celebrates its 103rd anniversary.

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The post Apple details US National Park initiatives coming to Apple Music, Books, and more this month appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:19
Apple releases sixth developer beta of macOS 10.15...




Continuing the newest round of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, Apple has provided participants of its beta program with a new sixth build of macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing.

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10:17
Apple Arcade may cost $4.99 per month to access iOS...




Apple Arcade, the iPhone maker's in-testing game subscription service, could cost consumers $4.99 per month when it launches, with the added possibility of Apple offering a free trial and enabling Family Sharing for the program.

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10:14
Apple releases macOS Catalina beta 6 to developers

Apple today has released the sixth developer beta of macOS Catalina. This comes after Apple released the seventh developer beta of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 last week.

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The post Apple releases macOS Catalina beta 6 to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:14
Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Catalina to...

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing purposes, more than two weeks after seeding the fifth macOS Catalina beta and over a month after the new Mac operating system update was first unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

The new macOS Catalina beta can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. As with all new betas, macOS Catalina should not be installed on a primary machine because it is early release software and has bugs.

macOS Catalina eliminates the iTunes app, splitting it into Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. The Apple Music and Apple Podcasts apps are available now, while the...

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10:11
Apple celebrating US National Park system...




To commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the US National Park Service, Apple has launched new programs for customers to enjoy and support America's parks.

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10:09
Apple Arcade FAQ: Games, price, compatibility, and...

Apple announced its new Apple Arcade gaming subscription service at its March 25 “It’s show time” event, and it’ll launch sometime this fall. It’s basically Apple’s way of helping customers sort through the chaff in the App Store, as the highly curated service will feature premium games that are untainted by in-app purchases and ads. If it works as well as it sounds, it could elevate the perception of mobile gaming in general.

Many questions remain, but fortunately we already have plenty of answers. Here’s everything we know about Apple Arcade so far.

To read this article in full, please click here

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10:05
Beats launching three new Powerbeats Pro colors next...

The wait is almost over if you’ve been holding out for Powerbeats Pro to launch in any color but black. Powerbeats Pro will be sold in three new colors starting next week.

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The post Beats launching three new Powerbeats Pro colors next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:03
Powerbeats Pro in Ivory, Moss, and Navy Available...

Apple plans to start selling Powerbeats Pro in Ivory, Moss, and Navy starting starting on August 22 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time from the online Apple Store.

After orders for the new colors open on August 22, Apple plans to ship the headphones out on August 30, the same day the Powerbeats Pro will be available in retail stores.

Apple started selling Powerbeats Pro in May after introducing them in April, but only the black color was available at launch. Apple said that it would make the other colors available at a later date.

Powerbeats Pro are a wire-free version of Apple's popular fitness-oriented Powerbeats earbuds. Like the AirPods, Powerbeats Pro feature a dedicated charging case that offers 24 hours of battery life and an H1 chip for fast connectivity to your devices, device...

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10:01
Apple places 16th on Fortune’s ‘Change the World’...

Apple comes in at 16th place on Fortune’s “Change the World” list, which highlights companies that leverage their businesses to drive profit and to create societal good.

Here’s what Fortune has to say about Apple: “Apple has long been one of the tech world’s leaders in greener manufacturing. A high proportion of its supply chain, for example, is powered by renewable energy. More recently, Apple has begun tacking one of its industry’s thornier problems: The fast-growing amount of often-toxic detritus created by discarded electronic gear. Apple in 2017 announced a goal of making all of its products from recycled or renewable material—and eventually, only from such material. In April, it opened its Material Recovery Lab in Austin, Texas, where the company is doing the research that it hopes will get it there. Among its innovations: A robotic recycling system called Daisy, which can...

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10:00
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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09:58
iOS 12.4 jailbreak publicly released after Apple...

A hacker has released the first public jailbreak for modern iPhones in several years, according to a new report from Motherboard. The report details that with the release of iOS 12.4, Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability that it had originally fixed in iOS 12.3, opening the door for this jailbreak to be publicly released for iOS 12.4.

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The post iOS 12.4 jailbreak publicly released after Apple mistakenly unpatches vulnerability appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:57
Apple Files Trademarks for the Claris Figurative...

Apple Files Trademarks for the Claris Figurative Logo along with 'MPX' & 'MPX Module' Related to the new Mac Pro in the U.S. and Hong Kong

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09:48
Apple's latest iPad Pros are $400 off at Amazon...




Record-breaking discounts on Apple iPad Pros are in effect now at Amazon, with current models now up to $400 off instantly while supplies last.

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09:37
Apple to Charge $4.99 Per Month for Apple Arcade

Apple is going to charge $4.99 per month, according to details about the service discovered by 9to5Mac. Screenshots of an early Apple Arcade test were found over the weekend, and now prospective pricing has also been leaked.

The $4.99 price point is apparently listed in one of the APIs used in the App Store app. A promotional message says that Apple Arcade will cost $4.99 per month, with one-month free trial available.

Apple previously said that the monthly subscription price for Apple Arcade will provide access to all members of the family who participate in Family Sharing, which means that up to six people will be able to play games for the $4.99 fee.

$4.99 per month is...

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09:37
Astronaut uses iPad and djay app to deliver first-...

While iPad isn’t a full desktop replacement for most users, it has certainly expanded and evolved what can be done with a mobile device. And in some scenarios, there’s no question iPad is the best fit, like a DJ performing in near zero-gravity from the International Space Station.

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The post Astronaut uses iPad and djay app to deliver first-ever live DJ set from space appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:36
Real-World Observations about Mapping Apps

After spending several weeks using Apple Maps and Google Maps constantly while traveling in Switzerland, Adam Engst has a few thoughts and recommendations that could ease your future trips.

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09:26
Exclusive: Apple planning $4.99/month price for...

Last Saturday, 9to5Mac got access to Apple’s early access program for Apple Arcade, which was announced back in March when the company held its special event dedicated to Services. Apple Arcade will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store. Now we’ve discovered that Apple Arcade will likely be priced at $4.99 per month.

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The post Exclusive: Apple planning $4.99/month price for Arcade game subscription service after free trial, works with Family Sharing appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:25
Apple Accidentally Unpatches Vulnerability, Leading...

Apple in iOS 12.4 mistakenly unpatched a vulnerability that was fixed in the iOS 12.3 update, leading to a new jailbreak available for iOS 12.4 devices, reports Motherboard.

Hackers discovered the vulnerability over the weekend and Pwn20wnd created a publicly available, free jailbreak that works on devices running the latest version of iOS or any version of iOS below iOS 12.3.

Most jailbreak code is kept private to keep Apple from patching it, so this is the first time that a public jailbreak has been available in a while. It was apparently discovered when a user tested an older jailbreak on iOS 12.4 and found the patch had been reverted.

Security researcher Jonathan Levin told Motherboard that the accidental vulnerability also once again makes iPhone users vulnerable...

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09:13
Apple backs move to make corporations accountable to...




Apple is one of over 180 major companies to sign a statement from the Business Roundtable saying that corporations need to focus on fair trading, ethics and responsibility instead of solely on shareholder returns.

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09:11
Xbox game streaming to iPhone & iPad surfaces in...




Owners of Microsoft's Xbox One may soon be able to stream games from their home console to their iPhone or iPad, with alleged screenshots of a configuration process indicating a personal network-based version of its xCloud concept is on the way.

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08:32
Circle of life: The rise, fall, and rebirth of every...




In the short term, you could use this as a cut-out-and-keep guide to Apple products. In the much longer term, time travellers could use it as a way to figure out which year they are in. Pick an Apple product, and you can then see when you are by just figuring out where you are in the loop.

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08:31
‘The Morning Show’ Full Trailer Lands: Drama and...

A full trailer for the Apple TV+ original series The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell.


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08:29
Leaked images reportedly show off the Sonos Move,...

Ahead of a press event on Monday, August 28, images of the Sonos Move have leaked, showing off the company's new portable speaker.

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08:03
Apple Watch Series 5 Could Have Ceramic and Titanium...

The Apple Watch Series 5 could come with ceramic and titanium casing options and the Series 4 might be updated with the new materials too.


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07:55
Chicago Music Industry Summit Today at Apple session...




Apple will be holding the second-annual Chicago Music Industry Summit at its Michigan Avenue store, which will hold sessions throughout September with leaders in the local music scene, as well as tuition guiding musicians in a variety of areas to help further their craft.

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07:50
SpamSieve 2.9.37 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.

SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.

The following is a partial list of SpamSieve’s features, so that you can quickly see what it can do and how it’s unique:

  • Powerful Bayesian spam filtering results in high accuracy and almost no false positives. It adapts to the mail that you receive to get even better with time. Some other e-mail programs include Bayesian filters, but SpamSieve is more accurate.
  • Integrates with your e-mail program for a superior user experience. Plus, you get the same great filtering if you ever switch e-mail programs or use more than one at a time.
  • SpamSieve works with any mail provider/host. It filters all your...
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07:41
The Second Trailer for the "The Morning Show...

Last Monday Apple provided a rather weak first teaser for the their upcoming the "The Morning Show" series starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon. One week later and Apple has provided a second teaser of the show in much more detail.

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07:32
Disney+ Launches November 12 Internationally

Disney’s new streaming video service Disney+ is launching on November 12 in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.S.


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07:27
Get a renewed iPhone XS for $350 less on Amazon

Current flagship iPhone models cost and arm and a leg, but Amazon is offering a way to save both your wallet and the environment by offering Renewed models at a…

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07:25
The Retreat That Tech Execs Escape to

The world can rest heavy on the shoulders of top tech execs. The New Yorker revealed the retreat that some, including those from Apple, escape to as they struggle with crises of conscience.

There are many upscale New Age retreat centers (Kripalu, in Massachusetts; Feathered Pipe Ranch, in Montana) where stressed-out executives can spend restorative weekends before returning to work with looser hip flexors and a clearer conscience. But Esalen is just outside Silicon Valley, so the executives who visit it have come from the likes of Intel and Xerox parc—and, more recently, from Apple and Google and Twitter. Esalen’s board of trustees has included an early Facebook employee, a Google alumnus, and a former Airbnb executive. Presumably, had there been such conspicuous overlap between a countercultural think tank and captains of any other industry—fast food, say, or clean coal—there would have been an outcry, or at least some pointed questions. But Big Tech was...

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07:14
Chicago Music Industry Summit returns to Apple...

This September, one of Apple’s top stores in the U.S. will once again host a series of music leaders with the goal of supporting local arts communities. The second annual Chicago Music Industry Summit at Apple Michigan Avenue has been announced with registration for the first two weeks of sessions now live.

more…

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07:13
Apple Tells South Koreans that they along with Local...

After Apple's CEO expressed fear to U.S. President Trump over a small tariff that would seemingly give Samsung a clear advantage over Apple, the company is showing their strength and confidence in the South Korean market by promoting a webpage dedicated to communicating to South Koreans that Apple has now created 325,000 jobs in their country; a commitment to the South Korean economy.

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07:04
First full ‘Morning Show’ trailer teases ‘Newsroom...

Apple has now shared a lengthy The Morning Show trailer after the frustratingly short and choppy teaser video last week.

The upcoming drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell will be streamed on Apple TV+, the company’s original content video service set to launch in the fall…

more…

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07:00
Nomad Stealth 3-Port USB Hub On Sale Today

The three USB ports are hidden underneath the nomad 3-port USB hub.

If you don’t have a USB hub by now, you’re probably suffering from the inability to charge up more than one device at a time. That’s why we have this stealthy Nomad 3-port USB Hub on sale today for just $19.99 - we don’t like for our readers to suffer!

Usually priced at $50, the Nomad 3-Port Charging Hub is capable of charging up to 3 devices at once and is designed to blend into your home’s decor. Discreetly hidden under its matte rubber top, Hub’s backside houses three high-powered standard USB ports and a cable routing passage for clean cable management. This charging hub features an LED indicator which lets...

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06:59
Viber 11.3.1 - Send messages and make free Viber...

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

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

Features:

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



Version 11.3.1:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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06:55
Monosnap 3.6.1 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

Monosnap lets you capture screenshots, share files, and record video and .gifs.

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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06:51
Apple Shares First Full Trailer For 'The...

After posting a brief teaser last week, Apple today shared the first official trailer for "The Morning Show" starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell.

The trailer provides the first glimpse at each character on the show, which centers around a struggle for power behind the scenes of a network news show.

Aniston plays one of the anchors of The Morning Show, while Carell plays a former anchor who was fired following accusations made against him on the show. The trailer also reveals that Witherspoon will play a reporter who begins rising up the ranks, potentially threatening Aniston's job.

"The Morning Show" will launch this fall on Apple TV+, but Apple hasn't yet provided a release date for its new streaming service. There are quite a few other shows that will be coming out on the platform, all of...

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06:51
Full trailer for Apple TV + 'The Morning Show...




A week after the teaser debuted for the Apple TV+ show 'The Morning Show,' Apple has released the full trailer for the drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell

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06:50
Facebook Moderator Counselors Under Pressure to...

In recent times, reports emerged about the toll being a Facebook moderator took on people. The company introduced access to on-site counselling for staff. However, The Intercept found that some therapists were put under pressure to disclose what was discussed in those confidential sessions.

Access to on-site counseling is one of the few bright points for this workforce. But now even this grim perk has been undermined by corporate prying, according to a letter drafted by a group of about a dozen Austin moderators who work across Facebook and Instagram. The letter alleges that, starting in early July, Accenture managers attempted to pressure multiple on-site counselors to share information relating to topics discussed in employee trauma sessions. This information was understood by both counselors and Accenture employees to be confidential, said several Accenture sources interviewed by The Intercept. It is not clear what specific information related to the...

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06:39
Package Central for Adobe InDesign now notarized by...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.11.7, a security update to company’s document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The app automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, PDF/IDML export, and more. Version 1.11.7 is updated to satisfy forthcoming macOS security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019.

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06:39
Package Central for Adobe InDesign now notarized by...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.11.7, a security update to company’s document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The app automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, PDF/IDML export, and more. Version 1.11.7 is updated to satisfy forthcoming macOS security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019.

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06:39
Package Central for Adobe InDesign now notarized by...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.11.7, a security update to company’s document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The app automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, PDF/IDML export, and more. Version 1.11.7 is updated to satisfy forthcoming macOS security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019.

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06:39
Disney+ will let you subscribe on iOS and tvOS using...

Disney today confirmed new availability details for its upcoming Disney+ subscription streaming service, which goes live in the US on November 12 for $6.99 per month.

The company confirmed that it will roll out apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Interestingly, they will also let you subscribe to Disney+ from inside the app, which means Apple will be able to take its typical 15% to 30% commission on subscription revenue.

more…

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06:38
Apple technologies have created 325,000 jobs in...




Apple Korea has revealed its local employment figures for the first time ever, prompted by increasing calls for multinational tech giants to increase transparency about their profits and taxes in South Korea.

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06:34
Disney+ will stream Apple TV, iPhone, iPad at launch...




Disney's upcoming streaming service Disney+ will be available to use on a wide variety of streaming platforms including the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad at launch when it goes live on November 12.

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06:21
Apple says it’s created 325,000 jobs in Samsung’s...

Apple has created a new web page announcing that it has “directly and indirectly” created more than 325,000 jobs in South Korea, home to supplier and rival Samsung.

It says that around 200,000 of these are associated with the App Store, suggesting that the majority of these jobs are in independent software development businesses…

more…

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06:20
Apple's CEO Exposes Fear of Samsung

For years we heard Apple's CEO tell his faithful fans that Android fans were switching to the iPhone? Android fans were obviously willing to pay more for an iPhone to get a smartphone with great software and superior experience. But now we're to believe that a 10% tariff is going to significantly hurt Apple and that Samsung will be the big winner.

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05:57
Frames SX 1.0.1 now available in the Mac App Store

Einstein’s legacy has introduced Frames SX 1.0.1 (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com/products/frames.html), a macOS application that lets users specify and extract still images from their digital movies. 

It’s designed for media service personnel, editorial production staff, and corporate media professionals. Images can be previewed, printed, exported and shared with other applications and various photo-centric internet services. Users can extract a single frame as you extract multiple frames in a single simple operation.

Frames SX 1.0.1 requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It’s available as a free download from the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Additional functionalit

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05:57
Frames SX 1.0.1 now available in the Mac App Store

Einstein’s legacy has introduced Frames SX 1.0.1 (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com/products/frames.html), a macOS application that lets users specify and extract still images from their digital movies. 

It’s designed for media service personnel, editorial production staff, and corporate media professionals. Images can be previewed, printed, exported and shared with other applications and various photo-centric internet services. Users can extract a single frame as you extract multiple frames in a single simple operation.

Frames SX 1.0.1 requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It’s available as a free download from the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Additional functionalit

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05:57
Frames SX 1.0.1 now available in the Mac App Store

Einstein’s legacy has introduced Frames SX 1.0.1 (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com/products/frames.html), a macOS application that lets users specify and extract still images from their digital movies. 

It’s designed for media service personnel, editorial production staff, and corporate media professionals. Images can be previewed, printed, exported and shared with other applications and various photo-centric internet services. Users can extract a single frame as you extract multiple frames in a single simple operation.

Frames SX 1.0.1 requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It’s available as a free download from the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Additional functionalit

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05:54
Apple says it has created over 325,000 jobs in Korea

For the first time, Apple Korea revealed on Monday figures for its local employment in South Korea, reports The Korea Herald.

According to the Apple Korea home page, the tech giant has directly and indirectly created over 325,000 jobs in Korea, including around 200,000 new positions in connection with the Apple App Store in 2008. 

“Apple has been operating its business in the Korean market for over 20 years and takes pride in contributing to the economic growth of the country,” the company states on the website. ““In Korea, Apple raises more than 4.7 trillion won ($3.9 billion) in profit from the App Store and cooperates with over 200 companies across the country.”

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05:50
Donate to U.S. National Parks Using Apple Pay

From August 17 to August 25, the first 100,000 transactions at Apple retail stores, the online store, or the Apple Store app will donate US$10 to U.S. national parks.

We’re celebrating our national parks with a $10 donation for each Apple Pay purchase at an Apple Store, on apple.com, or through the Apple Store app in the U.S. from August 17 through 25. Limited to the first 100,000 transactions. Subject to $10 minimum purchase.

I think this is great. U.S. national parks could soon get a big US$1 million donation.


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05:48
Scatter plot of every music genre, interactive, with...

This is impressive work. If you scroll down below all the genres, you’ll find:

Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 3,311 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2019-08-16. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.

If you are on a Mac browser, type command-F and enter a search term, like “rock”. That’ll make the page a bit easier to navigate.

Click a genre and you’ll hear a short example snippet. Once selected, click the chevron that appears on the right and you’ll dive in. Click Playlist (at the top) and you’ll get a Spotify playlist.

I’d love to see something like this for Apple Music. This’d be fantastic for music discovery.

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05:46
WhatRoute 2.2.6 - Geographically trace online data-...

WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router, thus enabling you to determine slow links--or hops--in the Internet. WhatRoute can also find dead links, such as routers that don't respond.

  • A geo-location server is queried and the locations of the hosts discovered in a trace or seen active on the LAN, can be plotted on a low resolution map or viewed in high resolution on Google Earth
  • WhatRoute also provides network and port scanning, ping, whois, DNS, and LAN monitoring functions.
  • Find the ASN with which a network is registered and the networks with which it peers.
  • View network flows

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.


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05:43
Carriers throttle online video regardless of network...

More than 650,000 tests reveal that US carriers throttle online video on their mobile networks, and do this whether or not those networks are congested.

All four of the main carriers were found to be engaged in this, though the video services they throttled varied…

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05:40
Apple Has 500 Employees in Korea, Supports 325,000...

Apple today revealed job creation figures in South Korea for the first time since entering the country two decades ago, as noted by The Korea Herald.

In a new page on its website, Apple says it has created and supports 325,000 jobs in South Korea, including 500 direct employees, 125,000 jobs through partners in the country like component manufacturers and product distributors, and 200,000 jobs through the App Store ecosystem.

Apple's direct employees in the country include designers, customer service representatives, marketing specialists, hardware and software engineers, and retail staff at its Garosugil store in Seoul.

Apple adds that Korean developers have earned 4.7 trillion won in worldwide revenue through the App Store since 2008.

Last week, Apple claimed that...

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05:38
I dropped my AirPods case in the sand and all the...

First, follow the headline link to see the image. It’s interesting and, at first, I found it hard to believe.

But then I read this. Now I believe.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:36
Sonos 'Move' portable Bluetooth speaker...




The first images of what Sonos' first attempt at a portable Bluetooth speaker have leaked, with the HomePod competitor Sonos 'Move' offering smart speaker abilities while also able to be used both with and separately from an existing Sonos speaker network via the addition of Bluetooth.

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05:33
Apple Card and three occurrences of “currently”

From the Manage your Apple Card account Apple Support document:

Apple Card is currently available only to customers participating in the Apple Card Preview.

A reminder, this is still Apple Card Preview times. Somewhat like a beta, but with more legal obligations. So if you are not getting the card invite, consider the possibility that you signed up to be notified when the card is available, and not for the preview itself.

Credit limit increases are not currently supported.

If you tap the “…” button, then scroll to “Credit Details”, you’ll see your credit limit. Given that the vast majority of credit cards offer some mechanism to bump your credit limit, I’d expect this to change. Again, this is a beta period.

Only the account owner can currently use Apple Card. If a family member or friends wants to use Apple Card they will need to apply for Apple Card.

This last one is interesting. There’s an implication that you’ll be able to allow future...

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05:29
The First Woman in Apollo Mission Control

We’ve just finished marking the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon. Of course, there were a number of Apollo missions before that. National Geographic told the story of Poppy Northcutt.  Aged 25, she became the first woman inside Apollo mission control.

“The whole society discouraged me” from a career in engineering, she recalls. Nevertheless, when she graduated early from what was then the University of Texas with a degree in mathematics, she knew she wanted to work in the space program, and in 1965 she got a job crunching numbers for NASA through TRW, one of the space agency’s contractors. “My job title was ‘computress’—a gendered computer,” she recalls. Computresses were subordinate to all-male teams of engineers… “Interesting little bugs kept showing up,” Northcutt recalls. “A small or inconsequential error could be fatal.” That lesson was driven home during the disastrous Apollo 13 mission, when Northcutt and team had to troubleshoot their...

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05:02
President Trump Says Tim Cook Made ‘Good Case’...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tim Cook made a “good case” against tariffs when the men met over dinner on Friday evening.


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05:00
WiGig support in future Macs would be nice

Hopefully, future Macs will add support for 802.11ad, also known as WiGig (although it will almost certainly come to the iPhone and iPad first) Its name makes it sound like the follow-up to 802.11ad, but that's not the case.

WiGig isn't aimed at replacing your wireless network. Instead it's designed to aid your existing Wi-Fi by providing a fast, direct link between devices. More on that in a moment.

802.11ad marks the coming of 7Gbps wireless. Data transfer rates are purportedly over 10 times the maximum speed previously enabled within the IEEE 802.11 standard.This involves fast speeds over short distances; 802.11ad will deliver 7Gbps speeds over 60GHz frequencies.

WiGig is so fast that it can be used as a "wireless bus extension." In other words, it can wirelessly substitute for hardware inside your Mac. Imagine a hard drive sitting on your desk -- or near your desk -- but not physically connected to your computer. If both...

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05:00
How to use Google Maps’ re-routing option on the...

I use my phone constantly for directions, as I’m sure millions of drivers do. And one of the primary situation I and others run into is that the chosen route turns out to be a bad one due to traffic, road closures, or accidents.

Apple Maps in iOS only lets you pick among possible routes when starting, although it will warn you and re-route while you’re underway. Google Maps for iOS has an in-progress re-routing option that isn’t as obvious, based on reader email.

While you’re actively following a route, tap the icon at the bottom of Google Maps that looks like a fork in the road with the left path dotted and one right path in black. It brings up an overview of the map showing alternatives and the estimated time difference compared to the current map.

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04:46
Donate to US National Parks by using Apple Pay at an...




Apple is promoting Apple Pay with a charitable offer to users based in the United States, with a pledge to donate $10 to the National Parks Foundation for customers spending money at Apple Stores using the mobile payments platform until August 25.

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04:46
Leaked marketing images and name of the upcoming...

We learned earlier this month that we’d soon be seeing the first ever Sonos Bluetooth speaker. Existing Sonos speakers are Wi-Fi-only, but the upcoming model is said to support both wireless communication standards, as well as offering AirPlay 2 functionality.

We’ve already seen one photo of the speaker, which looks like a more cylindrical version of the $200 Sonos One, but we’re today seeing more …

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04:08
Parental controls for Spotify Premium Family rolling...

Parental controls for Spotify Premium Family are finally starting to roll out, though oddly only in Ireland for now. The company said today that other markets will get the update later in the year, without explaining the reason for the delay.

Parents will now be able to control the Explicit Content Filter setting of all other accounts on their plan (these parental controls are a long-requested feature).

The update is now available in Ireland and will rollout in all markets with Premium Family this fall …

more…

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04:00
iMessage is never coming to Android, so please stop...

Ask any Android user to name an Apple app that they’d like to have on their Galaxy or Pixel phone and the answer will almost universally be the same: iMessage. And the likely reason behind that answer? Green bubbles.

While Android users have no idea whether the person they’re texting with has an iPhone, Android, or a Windows Phone, Apple makes it very clear what device you and your friends are using. Messages from iPhone users are wrapped in serene blue bubbles while everyone else’s bubbles are colored in a garish green hue.

And we Android users would love for that to change. Not only are we tired of our iPhone-loving friends chiding us for ruining group messages, but we’d also like to see what all of the fuss is about. We’re still waiting for a do-it-all messaging app on Android, and an Apple client is certainly intriguing, especially for those of use still lamenting the loss of Allo. I’m willing to bet that if Apple were to release an iMessage Android client in the...

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03:30
What we might expect from Apple’s A13 chip

We’re still a long way away from hearing anything official about Apple’s next system-on-a-chip. The A13 is likely to be unveiled in September, along with the new iPhones it will power. But the design, manufacture, and testing of these chips takes years, far too long for Apple to suddenly make radical changes. The A13 design is likely, for all intents and purposes, set in stone by now.

By looking at past A-series chips and extrapolating from what we know of the manufacturing process Apple will use this year, we can get a reasonable picture about what to expect from the A13 chip. It will almost certainly be the fastest SoC Apple has ever developed for iPhones, but exactly how fast can we expect?

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03:15
Trump says he and Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed...

President Donald Trump stated that he spoke with Apple CEO Tim Cook about tariffs as well as South Korean competitor Samsung.

Trump stated that Cook made a “good case” as to how it would be difficult for Apple to pay tariffs, especially when Samsung does not face this obstacle given how much of its manufacturing takes place in South Korea.

“I thought he made a very compelling argument,” Trump told reporters on Sunday. The president said he had dinner with Cook on Friday evening.

Trump has presently ordered 10 percent tariffs on an additional $300 billion in goods imported from China. All of the tariffs were scheduled to go into effect on September 1st, but Trump has delayed some of the import duties until December 15th given concerns as to how they might impact the holiday shopping season.

“It’s tough for Apple to pay tariffs if it’s competing with a very good company that’s not,” Trump said.

From its end, Apple is expected to release its next-...

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03:02
Gartner: smartphone sales will decline 2.5% this year

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users will total 1.5 billion units in 2019, a 2.5% decline year over year, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

However, the research group’s analysts expect smartphone sales to grow again in 2020, driven by broader availability of 5G models and the promotion of 5G service packages in various parts of the world by communications service providers (CSPs). Analysts also expect the first 5G Apple iPhone to launch in 2020, which should entice iPhone users to upgrade.

“Lengthening smartphone replacement cycles and a ban on Huawei accessing technology from U.S.-based suppliers weakened demand for smartphones in the first half of 2019,” said Annette Zimmermann, research vice president at Gartner. “We expect demand to get even weaker in the second half as replacement of high-, low- and mid-end smartphones continues to slow, due to low value benefits.”

“Although leading mobile...

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03:02
Gartner: smartphone sales will decline 2.5% this year

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users will total 1.5 billion units in 2019, a 2.5% decline year over year, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

However, the research group’s analysts expect smartphone sales to grow again in 2020, driven by broader availability of 5G models and the promotion of 5G service packages in various parts of the world by communications service providers (CSPs). Analysts also expect the first 5G Apple iPhone to launch in 2020, which should entice iPhone users to upgrade.

“Lengthening smartphone replacement cycles and a ban on Huawei accessing technology from U.S.-based suppliers weakened demand for smartphones in the first half of 2019,” said Annette Zimmermann, research vice president at Gartner. “We expect demand to get even weaker in the second half as replacement of high-, low- and mid-end smartphones continues to slow, due to low value benefits.”

“Although leading mobile...

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03:02
Gartner: smartphone sales will decline 2.5% this year

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users will total 1.5 billion units in 2019, a 2.5% decline year over year, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

However, the research group’s analysts expect smartphone sales to grow again in 2020, driven by broader availability of 5G models and the promotion of 5G service packages in various parts of the world by communications service providers (CSPs). Analysts also expect the first 5G Apple iPhone to launch in 2020, which should entice iPhone users to upgrade.

“Lengthening smartphone replacement cycles and a ban on Huawei accessing technology from U.S.-based suppliers weakened demand for smartphones in the first half of 2019,” said Annette Zimmermann, research vice president at Gartner. “We expect demand to get even weaker in the second half as replacement of high-, low- and mid-end smartphones continues to slow, due to low value benefits.”

“Although leading mobile...

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03:00
How to retrieve your Apple Card number via the...

As spiffy as the Apple Card is, there are no numbers printed on the card itself.

Still, you can retrieve your credit card number through the Wallet App without too much fuss.

There is a method to this madness. Via having no numbers on the front of the card, this makes it more secure against card theft. The Apple Card can also switch card numbers on the fly, which is an interesting new feature and a new card number can be requested with only one tap.

In order to retrieve your Apple Card number, just go through the following steps:That still leaves the question of how you get the card number in the first place. Unsurprisingly, like a lot of services designed by Apple, it’s a relatively quick process.

  • On your iPhone, open the Wallet app.
  • Select your Apple Card by tapping on it.
  • Tap the...
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03:00
QNAP HS-453DX NAS box review: The most powerful...

The QNAP HS-453DX is the most capable multimedia NAS box on the planet. But it's very pricey and just how useful its direct audio/video output will be depends on your setup. But it's not dead easy to use.

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03:00
LumaFusion 2.0 review: More tracks, streamlined UI...

iPadOS promises to bring improved multitasking, multiple windows from the same app, and support for SMB servers and external drives. That last one is of particular interest to mobile video editors, because it will enable access to video and audio content saved on USB hard drives and network-attached storage.

LumaTouch is poised to take advantage of this revolution with version 2.0 of LumaFusion, the company’s popular mobile video editing app.

Back on track

LumaFusion 2.0 improves upon everything that made the initial version great. First and foremost are the number of tracks, which have doubled to a maximum of six for video (including titles and graphics) with accompanying audio, plus another six for imported audio like music, sound effects, and voiceovers—a whopping 12 tracks of sound!

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03:00
Former Apple product manager now at Impossible Foods


Impossible Foods has hired Ravi Thakkar, a former product manager at Apple, in the new position of vice president of Product Management.

Thakkar will build and lead a team of product managers at Impossible Foods. The Redwood City, California-based food tech startup currently sells the Impossible Burger, and its scientists are working on a range of plant-based meat and dairy foods.

Thakkar joins Impossible Foods from Apple, where he served as iPhone Product Manager in the Worldwide Product Marketing division. Before Apple, Thakkar held several product leadership roles at Motorola Mobility, a mobile devices company acquired by Google.



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02:23
MacFamilyTree 9.0.5 - Create and explore your family...

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

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

Overview

  • Well-structured, fast and...
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02:17
WhatsApp 0.3.4375 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

WhatsApp is the desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.



Version 0.3.4375:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now

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00:00
How to report and remove iCloud calendar spam

Are you seeing junk calendar notifications or events pop up on your iCloud calendar on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Read on for how to report and remove iCloud calendar spam.

more…

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Sunday August 18

23:52
Mactracker 7.8.1 - Database of all Mac models; lists...

Mactracker provides detailed information on every Mac computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported OS X versions, and expansion options.

Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Wi-Fi Cards and Base Stations, Newton, and Mac OS versions.



Version 7.8.1:

  • Adds MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • Adds MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
  • Adds information on Security Chip for recent Mac models
  • Adds details on latest OS releases
  • Fixes issue where current price wouldn't display properly
  • Other minor changes and additions



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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23:29
Apple Arcade offers a sneak peek with the early...

In March, Apple announced a new kind of gaming service that allowed Apple TV, Mac, and iOS users to access a group of paid apps at a monthly cost. Today,…

The post Apple Arcade offers a sneak peek with the early access program appeared first on iLounge.

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21:00
MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream...

Is there anything more annoying that trying to watch a video on a slow internet connection shared with a bunch of other users? Skips, endless buffering, and ugly pixelation can ruin the experience of watching a movie or TV show when everyone in your...

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20:59
Boom 3D 1.3.1 - 3D surround sound and phenomenally...

Boom 3D is a revolutionary app with 3D Surround Sound and phenomenally rich and intense audio that is realistic and works on any headphones.

Features

  • 3D surround sound
  • Built-in audio player
  • Intensity control
  • Stunning interface
  • Equalizer presets
  • Apps volume controller



Version 1.3.1:

  • With Hi-Res audio support in 3D, the new update reveals an extraordinary level of details of music or audio from movies in virtual 3D space and creating a stunningly immersive music or movie watching or game play experience on Mac. Its built-in audio player now supports all Hi-Res audio formats like ALAC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, WAV, DSD, etc.
  • Defect fixes



  • OS X 10.10.3 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
OmniGraffle 7.11.2 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.11.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.13.2 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
OmniGraffle Pro 7.11.2 - Create diagrams, flow...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.11.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.13.2 or...

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20:49
NASA selects proposals for smallsats built to study...

NASA is expanding plans to use small satellites (aka smallsats) to explore the Solar System. The agency has picked two proposals for smallsat technology that would improve observations in deep space, where they could help improve models that predict...

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19:33
Twitter is displaying China-made ads attacking Hong...

Twitter is finding itself at the heart of a heated political battle. Pinboard and other users have observed Twitter running ads from China's state-backed media outlet Xinhua attacking the Hong Kong protesters opposed to both a (since-suspended) extr...

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19:00
Apple’s next store in Japan is coming soon to Tokyo’...

Apple is busy realizing a major retail expansion in Japan. New stores have opened and classic locations have been steadily remodeled over the past year. In Tokyo, Apple is now putting the finishing touches on a brand new store opening soon in the Marunouchi district.

more…

The post Apple’s next store in Japan is coming soon to Tokyo’s Marunouchi district appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:14
'Rainbow Six: Siege' adds a 'Fortnite...

Ubisoft can't resist the siren's call of introducing Fortnite-like Battle Passes in Rainbow Six: Siege. On top of unveiling the details of Year 4's third season (more on that in a bit), the company has outlined plans for Battle Passes in its tactical...

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17:01
Three UK rolls out 5G home internet access in London

Yet another carrier is offering 5G in the UK -- although it's not on your phone. Three has launched 5G home broadband in parts of London, giving people "fibre-like speeds" (the carrier hasn't given specific numbers) without requiring a technician vi...

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16:19
Apple to donate $10 for all Apple Pay transactions

After the ‘Back to School‘ promotion and exclusive Apple Pay deals, Apple has revealed a new program to support the U.S. National Parks. The Cupertino-based firm pledges $10 for all…

The post Apple to donate $10 for all Apple Pay transactions appeared first on iLounge.

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16:14
New Ceramic and Titanium Apple Watch Models Revealed...

Leaked assets show that Apple may be releasing a new titanium and ceramic Apple Watch. The company has sold ceramic models before, but not on the Series 4. Meanwhile, titanium…

The post New Ceramic and Titanium Apple Watch Models Revealed in watchOS 6 Assets appeared first on iLounge.

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16:14
Trump Says Tim Cook Made 'Good Case' That...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.S. President Donald Trump met for dinner on Friday evening, and Trump has since told reporters that the two discussed the impact of U.S. tariffs on Apple products imported from China.

Melania Trump, Donald Trump, and Tim Cook in August 2018

Trump said Cook "made a good case" that tariffs could put Apple at a disadvantage given that rival Samsung's products would be less impacted by the tariffs, according to Reuters. "I thought he made a very compelling argument, so I'm thinking about it," Trump said, speaking at an airport in Morristown, New Jersey.

The U.S. plans to impose an additional 10 percent tariff on approximately $300 billion of Chinese...

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15:40
Sonos' portable smart speaker leaks in greater...

There might not be much of a surprise left by the time Sonos unveils its first portable speaker. The crew at WinFuture has obtained pictures and details that appear to offer much clearer idea of how the hybrid smart speaker will work -- including wh...

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15:15
President Trump says Tim Cook made 'good case...




President Donald Trump says that Apple CEO Tim Cook made a compelling argument that it would be difficult for Apple to pay 10% tariffs on its imports from China, when Samsung does not face similar hurdles.

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14:23
Trump says Tim Cook made a ‘compelling argument’...

The President and Apple CEO Tim Cook met for dinner on Friday night. In an interview with reporters, Donald Trump said the pair discussed the impact of tariffs on Apple’s business.

Cook reportedly argued that it would be hard for Apple to pay tariffs on its Chinese-assembled products, because many of its competitors do not have to pay the same level of tariffs, namely Samsung whose manufacturing is mostly located in South Korea (via CNBC).

more…

The post Trump says Tim Cook made a ‘compelling argument’ that tariffs would impact Apple’s ability to compete against Samsung appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:20
Kevin Smith is making a 'He-Man' anime...

Netflix is working with filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) to create a He-Man limited anime series entitled Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Smith, who'll serve as the project's showrunner and executive producer, has unveiled the new show a...

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13:18
How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music




So you've decided to move from from one streaming service to another but you don't want to leave behind years of painstakingly curated playlists and collections of songs, albums, and artists. We've got the perfect solution -- here's how to take all your playlists with you.

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13:18
How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music




So you've decided to move from from one streaming service to another but you don't want to leave behind years of painstakingly curated playlists and collections of songs, albums, and artists. We've got the perfect solution -- here's how to take all your playlists with you.

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12:59
Logic Pros: One click solutions to naming regions in...

Naming regions in Logic and color coding tracks isn’t exactly the most exciting aspect of music production, but it can make for a much more enjoyable session in the end. Not only can messy projects get in the way of productivity — usually increasing the time it takes to navigate a project and locate specific tracks, parts, and regions — but they can also lead to otherwise avoidable mistakes and even make you look unprofessional in front of clients. Today we are exploring some amazing one-click solutions to get your Logic Pro X sessions looking right and to keep you focused on what really counts. more…

The post Logic Pros: One click solutions to naming regions in Logic, color coding, more...

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12:34
SpaceX Starman Roadster completes its first orbit...

Starman and his Tesla Roadster are now regular denizens of space. According to data from Where is Roadster, the cosmic driver has completed his first orbit around the Sun, taking 557 days since the first Falcon Heavy launch to circle our home star....

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11:03
Ransomware attack in Texas targets local government...

Ransomware attacks against local governments are still a clear problem, and Texas is discovering this first hand. The state has revealed that 23 government entities reported a ransomware attack on the morning of August 16th. Most of these were "sma...

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09:46
Tesla's relaunched solar power efforts include...

Tesla has relaunched its troubled solar power efforts, and that now includes an option that might be more affordable for some homeowners. The company has debuted a Rent Solar program that lets residents in six states (Arizona, California, Connecticut...

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09:14
ICYMI: DJI Osmo 3 gimbal, tiny battery packs,...




Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including new a new DJI gimbal, tiny and powerful battery packs, wireless chargers, and more.

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09:01
Apple Card: How to lock your physical card with the...

One of the ways Apple Card is unique is that it doesn’t have a card number printed on the physical card itself. Nonetheless, if you lose your Apple Card, you’ll still want to lock it to prevent any sort of fraud. Here’s how to do that.

more…

The post Apple Card: How to lock your physical card with the Wallet app appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:38
IKEA doubles down on smart home ambitions with new ‘...

IKEA has announced that it is increasing its investment in smart home technology and products. This comes as the company has gradually expanded into the smart home market with low-cost products that often integrate with Apple’s HomeKit platform.

more…

The post IKEA doubles down on smart home ambitions with new ‘Home Smart’ business unit appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:30
After Math: Plead the fifth

With Dave Chappelle coming back to Netflix for the one, two, three, four, fif time later this month, we're taking a look at all of this week's headlines that will make you want to plead against self-incrimination.

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07:58
This week’s top stories: New Apple Watch designs,...

In this week’s top stories: Apple running early access program for Apple Arcade, watchOS 6 beta confirms design changes for the Apple Watch, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

more…

The post This week’s top stories: New Apple Watch designs, Apple Arcade beta test, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:00
Boom 3D 1.3.1 - 3D surround sound and phenomenally...

Boom 3D is a revolutionary app with 3D Surround Sound and phenomenally rich and intense audio that is realistic and works on any headphones.

Features

  • 3D surround sound
  • Built-in audio player
  • Intensity control
  • Stunning interface
  • Equalizer presets
  • Apps volume controller



Version 1.3.1:

  • With Hi-Res audio support in 3D, the new update reveals an extraordinary level of details of music or audio from movies in virtual 3D space and creating a stunningly immersive music or movie watching or game play experience on Mac. Its built-in audio player now supports all Hi-Res audio formats like ALAC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, WAV, DSD, etc.
  • Defect fixes



  • OS X 10.10.3 or later



Download Now]]>

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06:52
iPhone is the most reliable phone and here’s why

The smartphone market is filled with a plethora of options from various companies and pricing options ranging from dirt-cheap to exorbitant. Buying a phone for a very limited number of…

The post iPhone is the most reliable phone and here’s why appeared first on iLounge.

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06:48
OmniGraffle Pro 7.11.2 - Create diagrams, flow...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.11.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.13.2 or...

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06:47
OmniGraffle 7.11.2 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.11.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.13.2 or later



Download Now]]>

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06:24
Ikea is 'just getting started' in smart...




Ikea has announced that it will aggressively grow its burgeoning smart home line that includes HomeKit compatibility, and is creating a daughter company called "Ikea Home smart" to do so.

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06:00
“Inclusive” tech conference surprises registrees...

If Macworld Expo had tried this BS back in the day, there would have been a lot fewer people at Macworld Expo.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:46
Get a portable charger for your phone by RAVPower...

Life doesn’t have to be an emergency when you’re about to leave the house and your smartphone only has 25% left in the tank. A trusty power bank, like the…

The post Get a portable charger for your phone by RAVPower for $21 appeared first on iLounge.

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05:31
'Pokemon Go' on eight phones while driving...




Multiple California Apple Stores robbed, driver stopped with eight-iPhone 'Pokemon Go' rig, 23 iPhones stolen from one Walmart, and more in the Apple crime blotter.

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05:30
The best smart home sensors for Alexa

By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy

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

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Saturday August 17

23:18
Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a 'buggy...

Add Runkeeper to the list of companies dropping their smartwatch apps -- albeit not for the usual reasons. The developer is warning customers that it's scrapping its Wear OS app as of the 9.13 release. It's "just not able" to deliver the best exper...

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20:59
xScope 4.4 - Onscreen graphic measurement tools.

xScope is powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting, and testing on-screen graphics and layouts. Its tools float above your desktop windows and can be accessed via a toolbar, menubar, and/or hot keys.

Mirror

  • Remote Viewing - Easily view Photoshop, files or windows on your iOS or AirPlay device
  • Templates - Automatically shows icon or wallpaper mockup on iOS
  • Chromeless UI - No overlaid chrome to get in the way while you work
  • Security - Toggle user authentication requests on/off via Preferences
  • Download the xScope Mirror App for iOS at http://xscopeapp.com/ios

Text

  • Powerful Search - For name or tag in any of the 100,000+ Unicode characters
  • Decipher Text - Deciphers text entities, encodings, constants, and more!
  • Convert Format - Output text as a string, entities, URL encoding, and more!
  • ...
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19:02
These 2019 15-inch MacBook Pros are $400 off with...




Bonus savings are in effect with our exclusive MacBook Pro promo code from Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama. With top models now $400 off, these are the best deals on Apple's premium 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, with savings on AppleCare to boot.

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19:00
Drako's GTE electric supercar will be a four-...

The new Tesla Roadster won't be the only wildly overpowered electric supercar arriving in the near future. Drako Motors (a startup created by Barracuda Networks co-founder Dean Drako) has unveiled the GTE, an electric sedan that's built to take on t...

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17:04
The Hong Kong Patent Office Granted Apple 8 Apple...

Late yesterday Apple was granted a series of nine design patents from the Hong Kong Patent Office. Eight of the design patents cover Apple Watch User Interfaces relating to Apple Watch Series 4. The ninth design patent covers an Adapter.

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16:50
'Travis Strikes Again' comes to PC and PS4...

You won't have to own a Switch to play a modern take on the No More Heroes universe. Suda51's Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is now slated to launch on PC (via Steam) and PS4 October 17th. The expanded title includes both the...

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16:26
App developers claim tracking changes on iOS 13 ‘...

Apple has made several changes for the iOS 13, which included location tracking permissions. As it turns out, app creators are not too happy about it and have asked the…

The post App developers claim tracking changes on iOS 13 ‘Anti-Competitive’ appeared first on iLounge.

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16:17
Bluetooth security flaw gets patched by Apple

Bluetooth SIG, the group responsible for wireless communication technology standards has officially acknowledged a Bluetooth security flaw. The vulnerability can force a pairing with your device. Bluetooth connections are characterized…

The post Bluetooth security flaw gets patched by Apple appeared first on iLounge.

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16:02
HomePod is now available for pre-order in Japan

Apple’s promise that the HomePod will be sold in Japan is coming to fruition. The company announced in a press release that the voice-activated smart speaker will be available to…

The post HomePod is now available for pre-order in Japan appeared first on iLounge.

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15:21
Nintendo says there is no Switch exchange program

You might not want to buy a first-generation Switch with the assumption Nintendo will replace it with a new model. A Nintendo spokesperson has flatly denied that swaps are available, telling The Verge that "we do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange...

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14:03
IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home...

It's clear by now that IKEA is serious about smart home tech between its Sonos-powered speakers and connected lights, but the home furniture giant wants to formalize that commitment. It just established a full-fledged Home Smart business unit that,...

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13:06
Hands-on: FCPX Stabilizer 2.0 adds amazing...

Final Cut Pro X features a decent built-in stabilization system that can easily be enabled with just a click in the Inspector. However, if you’re looking for a much more robust and customizable stabilization system, look no further than Pixel Film Studios’ FCPX Stabilizer 2.0. For a limited time, you can get 30% off by using code 9to5pixel.

In this hands-on video, we showcase how this plugin can not only perform simple stabilizations, but is capable of breathing new life into otherwise mundane footage. more…

The post Hands-on: FCPX Stabilizer 2.0 adds amazing stabilization to your videos appeared...

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12:57
How to find your Apple Card number to buy something...




How do you buy something with a credit card that has no numbers printed on it? Fortunately, thanks to the Wallet App, you can get your card number in just a few seconds with no fuss.

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12:49
US will reportedly give Huawei another temporary...

Huawei hasn't had any luck reversing the US trade ban despite promises of removing some restrictions. It might be a long while before the company is forced to cut all its ties, however. Reuters sources have claimed the Commerce Department is expect...

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11:32
Beto O'Rourke wants to hold internet companies...

If some politicians have their way, internet companies might be held responsible for hate that exists on their platform. Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has proposed amending the Communication Decency Act's Section 230, which protects internet...

| Read more »
11:20
The HomePod Is Slated to Debut in Japan

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is headed to Japan, indicating that Apple is far from giving up on it, despite its small market share.

Read original article

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11:10
Apple donating $10 per select Apple Pay transactions...

After celebrating the back to school season with exclusive Apple Pay deals last week, Apple has today announced a new promotion aimed at supporting national parks in the U.S. The company is promising to donate $10 to the National Parks Foundation for every Apple Pay transaction made at Apple over the next week.

more…

The post Apple donating $10 per select Apple Pay transactions to the National Park Foundation appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:04
Apple’s HomePod sales increase 81% year-over-year in...

Global sales of smart speakers continued to soar in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, reaching 30.3 million units, nearly double the same period in 2018, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics

With a 21.9% share Amazon remained the leading brand, although its share has fallen from 29.1% in Q2 2018. Google retained second place, followed by Baidu, Alibaba and Xiaomi. Apple’s HomePod sales increased 81% compared to a year earlier, but its share fell slightly and it remained in sixth place.

“Q2 sales increased in all regions, both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter, and Asia-Pacific remained the largest region,” says David Watkins, director at Strategy Analytics. “The continued surge in demand for smart speakers in China has led us to marginally increase our full year 2019 global forecast to 148.8 million units and we now expect the global installed base of...

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10:40
Apple Employees Testing Apple Arcade Ahead of Launch

Apple Arcade, Apple's upcoming subscription-based gaming service, was first introduced in March and is set to launch this fall.

Ahead of the upcoming launch, Apple has debuted an early access program for its employees, with screenshots and details shared by 9to5Mac this morning. Apple employees are able to access Apple Arcade for $0.49 per month, with a one month free trial available.

Apple Arcade games will be available on the Mac, iOS App Store, and Apple TV, with the screenshots shared today sourced from the Mac App Store. The Apple Arcade tab in Apple's App Stores will feature a selection of...

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10:15
The next Apple Watch may come in titanium and...

Apple Watch Series 4 appeared to mark the death of the Edition line, but those luxurious models might be ready to come roaring back. iHelp BR said it has discovered animations in the watchOS 6 beta that reference not just the previously rumored retu...

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09:36
Apple donating part of Apple Pay purchases to U.S....

From Aug.17-25, Apple is donating $10 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com, or in the Apple Store app.

The National Park Foundation is the official charitable partner of the National Park Service. Together they work to protect and enhance everyone’s ability to enjoy the natural, cultural, and historic treasures within America’s national parks. You can learn more about U.S. national parks with special collections on the Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Books, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple App Store Aug. 17-25, as well.



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09:26
Review: The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR Thunderbolt 3...




The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR monitor is a dream for designers, and with the very-high end Apple Pro Display XDR looming, we spent some time testing this powerful alternative.

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09:00
Hitting the Books: How big tech might monopolize AI

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

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08:34
'Mining Bitcoin On a 1983 Apple II: a Highly...

option8 ((Slashdot reader #16,509) writes: TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more than the world's combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion years.

"But it could happen tomorrow. It's a lottery, after all," explains the blog post (describing this mad scientist as a hardware hacker and "self-taught maker", determined to mine bitcoin "in what must be the slowest possible way. I call it 8BITCOIN....")

There's also a Twitch.TV stream, with some appropriate 8-bit music, and the blog post ends by including his own bitcoin address, "If you feel like you absolutely must throw some money at me and this project."
"Upon doing some research, I found that, not only were other 8-bit platforms being put to the task, but other, even more obscure and outdated hardware. An IBM 1401 from the 1960s, a rebuilt Apollo Guidance Computer, and even one deranged individual who demonstrated the hashing algorithm by hand. It turns out, those examples...

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Apple announced Apple Arcade back in March when it held its special event dedicated to Services. Apple Arcade will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store.

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The Morning After: The struggles of Formula 1's...

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New Ceramic and Titanium Apple Watch Models...

New leaked assets from the watchOS 6 beta suggest Apple plans to launch new ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models as early as next month.

Discovered by iHelpBR, the assets belong to the initial Apple Watch setup screen animation, which resembles the rear design of the watch including the model type and the words "Designed by Apple in California."

The firmware assets clearly reference a 44mm titanium case and a 44mm ceramic case. iHelpBR has also found analogous assets for the 40mm size Apple Watch model.

Back in February, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Apple would introduce a "new ceramic casing...

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Yesterday a camera centric website posted a report about Apple having filed two petitions with the US Patent Office regarding Red Digital Camera's granted patent number 9,245,314 titled "Video Camera." Apple establishes a reasonable likelihood that the patent claims #1-30 of that patent are unpatentable.

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Making the Grade: What’s the state of Apple in...

Apple’s long had an interesting in their products being used in primary, secondary, and university settings. I believe this is partly due to the revenue opportunities (including e-rate), but I also know that Apple truly does care about the learning environment of students. One thing to consider for Apple is by investing in education, they are investing in their future customers and future employees. After attending the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, I have a clearer picture of where Apple is at, and where they are headed in Education. I love some of their strategies, and I have concerns about other parts, so I wanted to put all my thoughts together in a State of Apple in Education in 2019. more…

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I’m really looking forward to playing around with this data.

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