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Monday June 18

23:25
Apple Pay debuts in Poland with support for 8 banks




As promised in May, Apple on Tuesday flipped the switch on Apple Pay in Poland with eight regional banks, introducing the digital payments standard to a market well accustomed to mobile payments.

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20:59
FileZilla 3.34.0 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.34.0:
New features:

  • After deleting files, the focus rectangle now stays near the previously deleted file



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
beaTunes 5.1.7 - Organize your music collection.

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

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

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

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 16.14.1 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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20:59
NeoOffice 2017.10 - Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based...

NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes.

Improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice:

  • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
  • OS X Versions
  • Native OS X grammar checking
  • Native OS X text highlighting
  • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
  • OS X Services support
  • Native floating tool windows



Version 2017.10:
Fixes the following bugs:

  • Opening and saving Impress documents
  • Scrolling in a Calc document
  • Quitting
  • A native save dialog that...
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20:59
calibre 3.26.1 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.26.1:

New features:

  • Book list:...
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20:59
Viber 9.1.0 - Send messages and make free Viber...

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

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

features

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



Version 9.1.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:06
IBM’s Project Debater is an AI that's ready to...

A large group of journalists and IBM employees sit quietly while a black monolith (yes, like the one found in 2001: A Space Odyssey) with a display shows three animated blue balls floating in front and behind each other. The assembled humans are wait...

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19:31
What's on TV: 'Luke Cage,' '...

The FIFA World Cup is already rolling along, but this week we're getting ready for the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage on Netflix. AMC has the season premiere of Preacher and Comedy Central brings Drunk History while Westworld wraps up season two...

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19:17
Flaw in macOS 'Quick Look' could reveal...




Quick Look is a marquee feature Mac users rely on to easily preview files without opening a dedicated app, but the years-old tool could potentially reveal sensitive information on encrypted drives.

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19:01
Australia fines Apple $6.7 million over misleading...




A court in Australia has fined the company for misleading iPhone and iPad owners over whether or not they were allowed to repair their devices.

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18:51
Synthetic 'blubber' could triple divers...

Even the hardiest diver can't last longer than an hour in cold water using a modern wetsuit, and that's no good if you're a special ops soldier or otherwise need to stay under the sea for hours at a time. MIT has a simple solution: imitate the blubb...

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18:46
Apple hit with $9M fine in Australia for ‘misleading...

Apple has been hit with a $9 million by the Federal Court in Australia over the the infamous Error 53 bug that affected numerous users last year. Today’s decision comes over a year after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission levied a lawsuit against Apple over the issue…

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18:00
The Supreme Court Will Decide If Apple's App...

The Supreme Court will review a 2011 class-action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of operating an illegal monopoly by not allowing iPhone users to download mobile apps outside of its own App Store, reducing consumer choice. The case, being referred to as Apple Inc. v. Pepper., could have wide-reaching implications for consumers as well as other companies like Amazon. Wired reports: The dispute is over whether Apple, by charging app developers a 30 percent commission fee and only allowing iOS apps to be sold through its own store, has inflated the price of iPhone apps. Apple, supported by the Trump administration, argues that the plaintiffs in the case -- iPhone consumers -- don't have the right to sue under current antitrust laws in the U.S.

The case marks a rare instance in which the court has agreed not only to hear an antitrust case, but also one where no current disagreement exists in the circuit courts. The outcome could change decades of antitrust legal...

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17:45
macOS 'Quick Look' Bug Can Leak Encrypted...

A long-standing bug in macOS's Quick Look feature has the potential to expose sensitive user files like photo thumbnails and the text of documents, even on encrypted drives, according to security researchers.

Details on the Quick Look flaw were shared earlier this month by security researcher Wojciech Regula and over the weekend on security researcher Patrick Wardle's blog (via The Hacker News).

Image via Wojciech Regula

Quick Look in macOS is a convenient Finder feature that's designed to present a zoomed-in view when you press the space bar on a photo or document that's selected.

To provide this preview functionality, Quick Look creates an unencrypted thumbnail database where thumbnails of files are kept, with the...

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17:30
iOS 12 Will Automatically Share Your iPhone Location...

Apple has revealed a new feature that's coming to the next version of iOS. With iOS 12, iPhone owners will be able to automatically share their location data when they dial 911. PhoneDog reports: Apple explains that it'll use RapidSOS's IP-based data pipeline to securely share an iPhone owner's HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) info when they call 911 call centers. This system will integrate with many 911 call centers' existing software. HELO data estimates a 911 caller's location data using cell towers as well as features like GPS and Wi-Fi access points. Apple began using HELO in 2015, but by utilizing RapidSOS's tech, too, it should make it much easier and faster for a 911 call center to locate a caller.


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17:28
iOS 12: How to change audio quality in Voice Memos

The Voice Memos app for iOS got a major revamp with iOS 12. With this comes a new design, but also new features as well. One of those new features is the ability to change the audio quality of your recordings. This is incredibly important for those who use voice memos in a professional environment such as recording sound bites for songs.

more…

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17:23
Nearly decade-old macOS ‘Quick Look’ security hole...

While many users find the Quick Look functionality in macOS incredibly convenient, security researchers have uncovered a security hole that could expose the content of files stored on encrypted drives…

more…

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17:07
Elon Musk says Tesla employee committed '...

Tesla may have more trouble on its hands than layoffs and production challenges. Reuters said it had obtained a company-wide email from Elon Musk stating that an unnamed employee had conducted "extensive and damaging sabotage." The staffer reportedly...

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17:03
Purported next-gen iPhone mockups compared against...




Hot on the heels of a supposed schematic leak detailing Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup, a report on Monday compares 3D printed mockups of the purported 2018 handsets with existing iPhone X hardware.

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16:52
Roku could launch a store for streaming subscriptions

Roku is planning its own Amazon Channels-style à la carte marketplace for video subscription services, sources told Variety. Anyone using the company's devices could sign up for and watch them without needing to download apps for each. The mar...

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16:50
Supreme Court will hear Apple’s appeal about iPhone...

In the suit, originally filed in late 2011, a group of consumers accused Apple of monopolizing the market for iPhone apps by not allowing any other way of purchasing such apps, and therefore engaging in anti-competitive practices. The suit alleges that since the App Store’s launch, Apple “illegally monopolized the distribution of iPhone apps, and that the commissions charged to app developers inflate the prices consumers ultimately pay for apps.”

I just don’t agree with this at all. Apple is providing a safe place for developers to sell apps, and for consumers to buy apps without wondering about malware and all of the other scams that go on out there.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:50
New video goes hands-on with 2018 iPhone dummy units...

Apple’s plans for this year’s iPhone upgrades have been well documented thus far, with reports indicating the company has three new iPhones coming this fall. Macotakara today is out with a detailed look at the schematics for the upcoming devices, including a hands-on video…

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16:46
macOS Mojave: the Complete Reference

Particle Debris page 2 highlights two articles that provide a detailed review of macOS Mojave features. Afterwards, it’ll be clear that Apple has done an amazing job with this new version of macOS. I call it the “wow-factor.”


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16:27
Mac App Switcher, iOS Reminders, iPad Calculator,...

Do you like Quick Tips? Do you think you know everything about the macOS App Switcher? If you answered “yes” to those questions we think you’ll be in for a very pleasant surprise, and that’s just the kickoff of the episode! Then it’s on to a few other tips, including a great script for unmounting drives that contain iTunes libraries. Plus, your questions answered. Download or simply press play, and enjoy!


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16:23
TMO Background Mode Interview with Georgia Tech...

Dr. Ayanna Howard is a professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. She’s also in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Ayanna received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. I asked Ayanna how she became inspired by robot technology. Like many of us, it was via science fiction on TV. In graduate school, robotics was still immature, so she wisely elected to pursue electrical engineering. Her first job was at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) working on vision, fuzzy logic, and neural network methodologies. Today, she leads her students in the areas of assistive robots in the home, therapy gaming apps and remote robotic exploration of extreme environments. Our discussion covered the whole field of robotics, so tune in and hear all about the state-of-the-art from an accomplished roboticist.

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16:09
Chirp is a new app that aims to bring full Twitter...

Last year, Twitter made the controversial decision to kill its Apple Watch, leaving users in the dark for a way to browse the social network from their wrist. Now, developer Will Bishop has launched a new app called Chirp that aims to bring the Twitter experience back to Apple Watch…

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16:02
Microsoft employees criticize ICE contract amid...

Add Microsoft to the list of companies whose government deals are provoking outrage both inside and outside their offices. The Redmond firm sparked a wave of criticism on social networks after users discovered a January blog post noting that the comp...

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15:18
Dark Horse's ‘Stranger Things’ comics chronicle...

There will soon be quite a few ways for you to experience the world of Stranger Things, as books, a video game and now a line of comics are all in the works. Entertainment Weekly announced today that Netflix has teamed up with Dark Horse for the new...

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14:47
Dropbox lets you preview more file types without...

If you've ever received a ZIP or RAR file in Gmail, you'll have noticed that you can peek to see what's inside without having to download the file. If you've been hoping for a similar feature elsewhere, you're in luck: Dropbox has updated how it hand...

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14:27
Apple World Today News Update: June 18, 2018

Image via Apple

A slow day for Apple news, so we're covering three short stories for you regarding 911 location services, Apple Pay and an upcoming change in macOS Mojave:

  • Apple partners with a 911 infrastructure company in the USA to integrate its HELO technology into existing call centers so iOS 12 911 calls will send specific and detailed location information
  • Apple Pay is making it to Poland as early as tomorrow
  • System software updates are moving from the Mac App Store to a System Preference pane in macOS Mojave, returning to the location they were before OS X Lion

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

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14:16
Trump administration promised Cook no iPhone tariffs




Apple's CEO has emerged as a major diplomatic voice for the tech world, seeking to calm relations between the U.S. and China, a new report says.

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14:16
Amazon faces pressure to stop selling facial...

Amazon may not have much choice but to address mounting criticism over its sales of facial recognition tech to governments. The American Civil Liberties Union has delivered both a petition and a letter from 17 investors demanding that Amazon drop its...

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14:11
iOS 12: How to permanently delete photos on iPhone

Along with the new features that iOS 12 brings, the latest iPhone and iPad software also makes some changes to how existing features work. One of these tweaks is how to permanently delete photos.

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13:49
9to5Mac Daily 094: June 18, 2018

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.

https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/9to5mac-daily-06-18-2018.mp3

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13:49
Apple issues third macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 beta to...




Apple on Monday seeded a third beta version of the upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to developers for testing, though the company failed to detail feature upgrades in release notes provided with software.

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13:46
Get ready to take control of Westworld as game hits...

Based on the 1973 film and its subsequent sequel, HBO has struck gold with the Westworld TV series. Both the films and the TV run are perfect for a game adaption, so it was no surprise when Warner Bros. and HBO started teasing a new interactive experience. That was well over a year ago, but it looks like the release of the new Westworld iOS game is just around the corner now. more…

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13:45
Desus and Mero to host Showtime's first weekly...

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, hosts of the weeknight talk show Desus & Mero, are leaving Viceland and heading to Showtime. The two will host the network's first weekly late-night talk show on which they'll chat with guests about pop culture, sport...

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13:30
How to buy a refurbished iMac Pro, MacBook, Mac,...

Updated 6/18/18 to reflect the inventory change in the store.

Looking for a way to save some money on the latest Apple products? Consider a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPhone, or refurbished iPad from the Apple Certified Refurbished store. A refurbished product is just like a new, but at a lower price.

Here’s a quick guide with links to the best deals you can find on the refurb store, along with a FAQ guide if you want to know more about the ins and outs of the Apple Certified Refurbished store and buying a refurbished MacBook, desktop Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

To read...

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13:19
Tim Cook profile describes Apple CEO’s unexpected...

A new profile from The New York Times dives into Tim Cook’s increasingly strong focus on politics, explaining how the Apple CEO “became tech’s top diplomat.” The report dives into Cook’s political relationships, and his role in ongoing trade issues with China…

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13:19
macOS: Use Command + Tab To Switch Mac Apps Faster

Mac Geek Gab listener David has a tip for us, and it involves using Command + Tab to switch Mac apps. But he uses it in a different way.


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13:14
The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of...

The World Health Organization was putting its finishing touches on the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) when it released a draft back in December. The early version of the document, which medical professionals wi...

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13:12
Apple taking reservations for this summer’s Apple...

I really wished we lived near an Apple Store. I’ve heard nothing but good things about these camps and I’m sure my 12-year-old would love them.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:09
[Sponsor] Snap Kit by Snapchat

Snap Kit lets developers integrate some of Snapchat’s best features like Bitmoji and Stories — and lets your community share their favorite moments from your app with their friends on Snapchat. All of this without compromising any private account data! Visit kit.Snapchat.com for documentation and more info.

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13:04
Pokémon GO Will Finally Let People Trade Pokémon

Do you still play Pokémon GO? Then you’ll be excited that you’ll finally be able to trade Pokémon soon with a new update to the game.


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13:00
PDF Expert for Mac: $24.99

We have a deal on PDF Expert for Mac from Readdle.  This PDF editor has a nice list of distinctions, including being The 2015 App of the Year in the Mac App Store, Top Paid App in the Mac App Store, Editors’ Choice by Apple, and 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,1000 ratings on the Mac App Store. It’s $24.99 through our deal, 58% off retail.


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12:49
Apple opens registration for Summer 2018 Apple Camp...

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12:47
Want an Apple Music Web Player? Try This

Ever since Apple Music first came out, people have been clamoring for an Apple Music web player. Recently, Apple has opened an Apple Music API for developers. Although Apple hasn’t created an official Apple Music web player, Redditor u/zseguin has come to the rescue. It’s still in early development, but the code is available on GitHub. All you have to do to get started is sign in with your Apple ID, and allow the app to connect to your account. Everything is available. Not only can you find your own music, but even Apple Music recommendations in the For You section. However, note that the player is built on an API that is currently in beta. The application may stop working at any...

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12:43
Android Messages hits the web for browser-based...

Google added Rich Communication Services (RCS) into its Android OS to help it compete with Apple's popular iMessage. Google has also been exploring texting from your web browser since at least February. Now the feature appears to be officially availa...

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12:32
Want Your Student ID on Apple Watch? The University...

The University of Alabama recently announced that students will be able to put their student ID on Apple Watch or their iPhone.


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12:24
FileZilla 3.34.0 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.34.0:
New features:

  • After deleting files, the focus rectangle now stays near the previously deleted file



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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12:16
How to create a bootable macOS Mojave 10.14 USB...

Creating a bootable macOS Mojave USB install drive is a great way to facilitate a clean install of macOS. This tutorial will work with the current developer beta and will also work once with the public beta and final version of macOS Mojave once released. Watch our step-by-step video for the details. more…

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12:12
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Apple Appeal on...

The appeal is on whether or not the case can proceed, and if SCOTUS allows that, it could decide if companies are allowed to maintain walled gardens for app distribution.


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12:12
Hulu orders revenge drama pilot from 'Handmaid...

It seems Hulu is interested in telling more stories about women with agency. The streaming service has ordered a pilot for a revenge drama from Warren Littlefield, an executive producer of The Handmaid's Tale. Reprisal is about a woman who seeks veng...

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12:07
A Designer Shares Thoughts on How Apple Can Fix 3D...

An article making the rounds over the weekend is from designer , who wrote about how Apple can fix 3D Touch. She proposes that a UI indicator should be added to each 3D Touch-able element so people know exactly which elements can be 3D Touched.

I should start with the obvious. 3D Touch is broken! The user experience is far from great. Apple introduced 3D Touch and its new related interactions Peek and Pop in 2014. It’s been almost 4 years since its first introduction, yet people don’t know/use 3D Touch. Why would they? Even tech-savvy users don’t know which buttons offer 3D touch. Let alone regular users.

My solution is adding a line on bottom-right of things that can be 3D Touched. Let’s call them Force Decorators (with reference to Force...

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11:51
Hands-on w/ August Smart Lock Pro’s Apple Watch app...

Thanks to our sponsor August Home, we’ve got an exclusive deal saving you big on an August Smart Lock Pro + August Connect Wi-Fi bridge and August’s physical Smart Keypad accessory. Get the entire bundle now for $279 (Reg. $358). 

Get August Smart Lock Pro + August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge & Smart Keypad $79 off for $279 (Reg. $358). 

Head below for our video walkthrough with August’s Smart Lock Pro and the recently released native Apple Watch app and HomePod support now available for the HomeKit-enabled lock.

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11:51
'Westworld' mobile game puts you in...

HBO and Warner Bros. have been teasing their Westworld mobile game for nigh-on half a year. Now, though, they finally have something to show. The Behaviour Interactive-built game is slated to arrive on June 21st -- Apple provided the date for iOS, bu...

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11:32
How Many Songs Are Available on the Top Streaming...

We did some research and figured out how many songs are in each of the big music streaming service libraries such as Apple Music, Spotify, annd Amazon Prime Music.


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11:30
Four problems YouTube Music will face in the UK

The worst-kept secret in music is out, and Google has now released YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in 11 more countries. But despite being in the streaming music game for quite a while, the company is almost going to have to start fresh in several...

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11:04
25 years ago, Apple's board of directors pushed...




The CEO who famously won a power struggle with Steve Jobs in 1985 surrendered the chief executive position a quarter-century ago, placing the executive in a unique, strange purgatory.

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11:04
Create a Universal Music Playlist With Soundsgood

Soundsgood is a platform that lets you create a universal music playlist. You can sync your playlists across Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer, and more. You can also create an online music player and share it with people. You’ll get a Stats Dashboard so you can see how many people play songs and follow your playlists. I haven’t tried it out yet but I plan to try the service soon. The company markets it as a social player to “get more followers” but I think the cross-platform universality is far more interesting. There also appears to be an iOS app as well.


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11:02
Dish is bringing Netflix to more hotel rooms

Dish Network began offering hotel entertainment in 2017 with an Android TV-powered box that let guests stream and watch live television in the comfort of their own hotel room. YouTube and Sling TV were supported via built-in Chromecast, but Netflix w...

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10:54
Apple releases third round of iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS 11...

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10:53
Apple adds secure emergency location features to get...

Apple made a big deal about our digital well-being when it unveiled iOS 12 at WWDC, but there’s one feature it didn't discuss that could have even greater life-saving benefits.

In a press release Monday, the company outlined how iPhones running iOS 12 will be able to share location data automatically and securely with first responders when you dial 911. Apple says this will help reduce emergency response times by providing faster and more accurate information that circumvents “outdated, landline-era infrastructure.”

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10:42
Apple Seeds tvOS 11.4.1 Developer Beta 3

There are no new known features in this release cycle, as Apple has turned to development of tvOS 12.


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10:40
Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force...

It looks like the US could have a sixth military branch sometime in the future, one focused entirely on space. President Trump said during a National Space Council meeting today that he has called for the development of a Space Force, CNBC reports. "...

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10:35
iOS 12 and 911 Calls, New Mac Predictions – TMO...

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s improved 911 location information for iPhones in iOS 12, plus they share their thoughts on when we may see new Macs.


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10:30
Apple rolls out third developer betas for iOS 11.4.1...




Apple has released the third betas for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS 11.4.1 to developers for testing, one week after the second betas were issued, with the shorter time between betas suggesting Apple is nearing a full release of the updates.

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10:21
Apple Seeds iOS 11.4.1 Developer Beta 3

iOS 11.4.1 is little more than a bug fix release, and no new features are known to be in this release cycle.


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10:18
Google will fix Home and Chromecast bug that reveals...

Don't look now, but your Google Home speaker or Chromecast could give away your whereabouts... for a little while, that is. Google has promised a fix for an authentication vulnerability that lets attackers obtain your location using the company's dev...

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10:11
Apple releases third iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1 beta to...

While not a major update in any way, Apple is today releasing the third developer builds for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS 11.4.1. Being a bug fix update to the earlier release, we aren’t expecting any new user facing features.

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10:07
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing iOS 11.4, an update that introduced AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.4.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

No new features were discovered in the first two iOS 11.4.1 betas, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 11.4.

We'll update this post should we discover any new features in the third iOS 11.4.1 beta, but we're not expecting major changes now that Apple has shifted its focus to iOS 12, which is also available...

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10:00
MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to...

The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.

But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you connect these devices? With an adapter.

If you’re planning to buy a new MacBook Pro, make sure you set aside a considerable amount of cash for the adapters you need. Apple doesn’t include any in the box, except for a power adapter.

To read this article in full, please click here

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09:59
Amazon Prime is now available in Australia

Amazon launched its Prime service in Australia today, giving most Australians access to free two-day shipping, Prime Video and a number of other perks. A subscription will cost AU$59 (approximately $44) per year -- as opposed to the US price of $119...

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09:51
Apple taking reservations for this summer’s Apple...

Apple is now taking reservations for this summer's free Apple Camp for kids ages eight to 12. It’s a three-day program held at your local Apple retail store.

Apple Camp is designed to “broaden their [the kids] creative horizons by making movies, creating interactive books, and more using Apple products.” Campers choose one of three tracks, then spend 90 minutes a day for three days at a local Apple Store immersed in their chosen subject.

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09:47
NeoOffice 2017.10 - Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based...

NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes.

Improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice:

  • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
  • OS X Versions
  • Native OS X grammar checking
  • Native OS X text highlighting
  • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
  • OS X Services support
  • Native floating tool windows



Version 2017.10:
Fixes the following bugs:

  • Opening and saving Impress documents
  • Scrolling in a Calc document
  • Quitting
  • A native save dialog that...
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09:45
Supreme Court to hear Apple’s appeal in App Store...

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up Apple’s bid to quash a lawsuit accusing it of breaking federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for iPhone software apps and causing consumers to pay more than they should, reports Reuters.

The Court will hear the tech giant’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that revived the proposed class-action lawsuit by iPhone buyers over commissions that the Cupertino, California-basedcompany receives through the Apple App Store. President Donald Trump’s administration backed Apple and urged the justices to take the case.

The lawsuit was originally filed in late 2011 by a group of consumers accusing Apple of monopolizing the market for iOS apps by not allowing any other way of purchasing such apps beyond the company’s own online store.The case could expand...

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09:35
A look at the iPad-specific features in iOS 12




Apple mostly touted the benefits of iOS 12 on the iPhone during the two-hour WWDC keynote, but that doesn't mean the iPad was overlooked. We've found 24 iPad-specific features that you may have missed.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 10.5-inch iPad Pro $150 off,...

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

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09:19
Google Maps for Android no longer books Uber rides

Google added the ability to book Uber trips directly through Maps at the start of 2017, but it appears that this convenience was short-lived. The search firm has quietly pulled direct Uber booking from Google Maps for Android after yanking it from t...

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09:17
Apple Pay reportedly expanding to Poland tomorrow, 8...

Apple Pay is reportedly rolling out in Poland as early as tomorrow, June 19.

As reported by Polish blog Cashless.pl, the service will be landing in Poland this week with the following banks: Alior, BGŻ BNP Paribas, BZ WBK, Getin, mBank, Nest Bank, Pekao and Raiffeisen Polbank.

more…

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08:58
Google adds more handy tools to its data-monitoring...

Google launched its data-tracking app Datally for Android last year, giving users more insight into how and where they're using their phone plan data as well as more control over that usage. Now, Google has released a handful of new features for the...

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08:48
Apple opens up summer 2018 Apple Camp reservations...




Apple on Monday opened up the first round of reservations for this summer's Apple Camp, an annual retail program aimed at teaching kids while simultaneously exposing them and their parents to Apple products.

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08:37
After two years, 'Pokémon Go' is finally...

It's been almost two years since Nintendo and Niantic released the mobile hit Pokémon Go. While the game's (very) slow feature rollout has whittled down the userbase to diehard fans, interaction with the upcoming Switch games make it a g...

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08:21
WhenWorks for the iPhone Makes Scheduling...

Scheduling time for meetings can be a pain, but WhenWorks for iOS makes the process easy by letting your colleagues and clients book times online. The book online through a web page, so no need for them to install an app first, you can block out times you don’t want any appointments, and everything that’s scheduled automatically shows up on your calendar. WhenWorks is from BusyMac founder John Chaffee and we’ve been really happy with the app in our pre-release testing. It’s easy to use and free for up to 5 appointments each month, or US$49.99 a year for unlimited appointments. You can download WhenWorks at Apple’s App Store.


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08:19
Registration now open for free Apple Camp program...

Apple has shared details on this year’s camp program for kids ages 8-12 along with opening registration for the free sessions that start next month. Like last year, there are three tracks to choose from that are made up of three, 90 minute sessions. more…

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08:16
Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Tidal exclusive lasted less...

Beyoncé did a Beyoncé thing (along with her husband Jay-Z) over the weekend and released her (their) new album on Tidal with no prior warning. The pair are part-owners of Tidal, which was also the exclusive home of her previous album, L...

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08:15
Today's best deals: Apple's 2017 15"...




Monday deals are in -- and shoppers can snap up the lowest price ever on Apple's current Mid 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with no tax collected outside NY. Other Mac models are also on sale this week, including the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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08:12
Photos of the coolest soccer fields in the world

If you do nothing else, just check out that first photo. Wow!

Bucket list.

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08:10
James Corden teases Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke...

This came out last week, but I just ran across it over the weekend, thought it worth a share.

I’m a huge Beatles nerd, McCartney fan. This is a definite yes for me, a solid thumbs up. Gimmicky perhaps, but I’ll be watching nonetheless.

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08:00
YouTube Music and Premium come to Canada and the UK

As expected, Google has announced that YouTube Music and YouTube Premium will continue its global rollout, coming to 11 more countries. The list of nations now able to take advantage of the two platforms has swelled to include the UK, Canada, France,...

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07:59
Supreme Court will hear Apple's bid to stop...

Apple will have one more shot at avoiding a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of price fixing with the App Store. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Apple's appeal of a ruling that would resurrect the antitrust case, which asserted that...

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07:58
The wonder of image tracking in ARKit 2

Last week, we shared this example of image tracking using ARKit 2. Here’s another one:

https://twitter.com/nathangitter/status/1008397365018005504/

Wonderful. I get that, perhaps, our AR future will be seen through glasses. But examples like these are useful even seen through the lens of your iPhone. To me, a relatively short AR transaction works just fine on an iPhone. And I do agree that a more immersive experience will require glasses or (way in the future) connected contact lenses.

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07:51
Apple Camp Registration Now Open for Summer 2018...

As it does every year, Apple today opened registration for its annual three-day "Apple Camp" event. At Apple Camp, kids between the ages of 8 and 12 can partake in hands-on projects at Apple retail locations by choosing one of three tracks and spending 90 minutes per day for three days "immersed in their chosen subject."

The three programs include "Coding with Sphero Robots", "Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand", and "Telling Stories with Clips." Apple broke down what each program is about on the registration page for Apple Camp:

Coding with Sphero Robots - In this three-day session for kids ages 8-12, we’ll introduce the fundamentals of coding using Sphero robots. Each day Campers will learn a new coding concept and practice problem-solving skills. They’ll partner up for fun activities to program their Sphero to change colors, create sounds, complete challenges, and more. Then they’ll...

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07:51
Apple Camp Registration Now Open for Summer 2018...

As it does every year, Apple today opened registration for its annual three-day "Apple Camp" event. At Apple Camp, kids between the ages of 8 and 12 can partake in hands-on projects at Apple retail locations by choosing one of three tracks and spending 90 minutes per day for three days "immersed in their chosen subject."

The three programs include "Coding with Sphero Robots", "Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand", and "Telling Stories with Clips." Apple broke down what each program is about on the registration page for Apple Camp:

Coding with Sphero Robots - In this three-day session for kids ages 8-12, we’ll introduce the fundamentals of coding using Sphero robots. Each day Campers will learn a new coding concept and practice problem-solving skills. They’ll partner up for fun activities to program their Sphero to change colors, create sounds, complete challenges, and more. Then they’ll...

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07:46
Here’s How to Add Precise 911 Location Data to Your...

iOS 12 is adding precise location data for 911 calls made from iPhones and you can get that same precision in iOS 11 thanks to a free app from RapidSOS. Read on to learn how.


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07:42
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Whether Lawsuit...

In 2011, a class action lawsuit filed against Apple accused the company of operating an illegal monopoly by not allowing iPhone users to download mobile apps outside of its own App Store, reducing consumer choice.

The antitrust case was eventually dismissed in 2013 by a U.S. district court in Northern California, due to errors in the complaint, leading to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit allowing it to proceed in 2017.

That decision led to Apple's petition for a writ of certiorari, which was granted today, meaning that the U.S. Supreme Court will now review the appeals court's decision to reinstate the case last year, according to ...

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07:41
Apple’s original content is further along than you...

Gene Munster, Loup Ventures:

At the helm of the company’s content efforts are Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who Apple hired away from Sony in 2017. Erlicht and Van Amburg ran Sony’s primetime series division since 2005. They will report directly to Eddie Cue, who runs Apple’s Services business. Apple has also hired an array of industry veterans from a range of backgrounds including streaming platforms like Hulu and Amazon Studios, and mainstay media companies like WGN America and Legendary Entertainment.

Nice rollup of Apple’s content efforts to date. Amazing to see it all together like this.

And this comparison with Netflix:

At first glance, it appears Netflix’s lead in original content is insurmountable. Netflix will end 2018 with close to 1,000 original titles and spend an estimated $3.5 billion on new titles this year. Keep in mind that almost half of that content is outside of the U.S. That compares to Apple, which has 2 titles out today and...

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07:40
macOS Breaks Your OpSec by Caching Data From...

Apple's macOS surreptitiously creates and caches thumbnails for images and other file types stored on password-protected / encrypted containers (hard drives, partitions), according to macOS security experts Wojciech Regula and Patrick Wardle. From a report: The problem is that these cached thumbnails are stored on non-encrypted hard drives, in a known location and can be easily retrieved by malware or forensics tools, revealing some of the content stored on encrypted containers. On macOS, these thumbnails are created by Finder and QuickLook. Finder is the default macOS file explorer app, similar to Windows Explorer. Whenever a user navigates to a new folder, Finder automatically loads icons for the files located in those folders. For images, these icons are gradually replaced by thumbnails that show a preview of the image at a small scale.

...

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07:33
Viber 9.1.0 - Send messages and make free Viber...

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

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

features

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



Version 9.1.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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07:27
Supreme Court will hear Apple's appeal about...




The Supreme Court has decided that it will hear Apple's appeal regarding a contentious judgement allowing a seven-year-old antitrust case about the iOS App Store to continue.

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07:07
How Apple can fix 3D Touch

Eliz Kılıç:

3D Touch is missing the most obvious thing to be mainstream. Visual cues.

This. So much this. There is nothing in the interface that signals to a user that a particular element will respond to force/3D touch. The only way to tell is by trial and error. And then, once you’ve figured it out, you have to remember what works, or trail and error all over again.

And what’s great about this writeup is that Eliz not only identified the problem, but came up with an elegant solution. Check the last three images in the article, see if you can tell which controls are force touchable?

Eliz tied this up with a bow, handed it to Apple. Here’s hoping someone is listening.

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07:07
Amazon knocks $50 off the luxurious Kindle Voyage e-...

Getting through a summer reading list is a breeze with an e-reader, and one of our favorites, the Amazon Kindle Voyage, just dropped in price from a steep $200 to...

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07:02
Apple asks US Supreme Court to throw out antitrust...

Apple has asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit which accuses Apple of monopolizing the app market so that it can charge excessive commissions …

more…

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07:01
iOS 12 will introduce automatic location sharing...

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07:00
AirTV review: Send live TV broadcasts all over your...

This set-top box distributes over-the-air TV on your Wi-Fi network and to anywhere else you have broadband access.

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06:57
iOS 12 lets you securely and automatically share...

Apple:

iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times.

The way it works, prior to iOS 12:

To address this challenge, Apple launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, which estimates a mobile 911 caller’s location using cell towers and on-device data sources like GPS and WiFi Access Points.

And the new process:

Apple today announced it will also use emergency technology company RapidSOS’s Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO location data with 911 centers, improving response time when lives and property are at risk. RapidSOS’s system will deliver the emergency location data of iOS users by integrating with many 911 centers’ existing software, which rely on industry-standard protocols....

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06:55
Pokémon GO adding friends, special gifts, and...

Trading has always been fundamental to the world of Pokémon, but the concept has only been a promise for Pokémon GO. Niantic announced that will soon change, however, as new friend features are finally coming to the game.

more…

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06:46
macOS Mojave: How to Turn on Favicons in Safari Tabs

macOS Mojave is making it easier to figure out what’s in the tabs you have open in Safari with favicons. Here’s how to enable the feature.


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06:43
Deloitte ConvergeHEALTH Patient Connect integrates...

Deloitte has integrated its ConvergeHEALTH Patient Connect product with Apple HealthKit, CareKit and ResearchKit frameworks, enabling patients to improve adherence to treatment plans while supporting connectivity to clinical research. ConvergeHEALTH is a group of products engineered and built by Deloitte to enable life sciences clients to respond to the shift to value-based, personalized medicine.

HealthKit is the accompanying developer application programming interface (API) included in the iOS SDK (Software Development Kit) for the Mac. It is used by software developers to design applications that have extensibility and that can interact with the Health application on iOS.

CareKit is a tool for assisting people in taking an active role in their care. iPhone apps using the kit make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication; providing insights that help...

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06:34
Here are all of the Apple retail store openings,...




With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far.

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06:29
Apple Watch dominates worldwide wearables market...

The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year. And Apple will continue to dominate with the Apple Watch, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

The tech giant has shipped 20.2 million smartwatches in 2018 for 16.2% of the wearables market. IDC expects the market share to grow to 17.3% in 2022 with 34.5 million units shipped.

Although this growth is slightly lower than the 10.3% growth experienced in 2017, the market is expected to return to double-digit growth from 2019 until 2022 as smartwatches and other form factors grow in popularity.

”The shift in consumer preferences towards smartwatches has been in full swing these past few quarters and we expect that to continue in the coming years,"...

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06:27
iOS 12 to Give First Responders Precise Location...

iOS 12 will make it easier for emergency services to find iPhone owners when they call 911 thanks to a partnership with RapidSOS.


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06:18
Review: The Neato Botvac D7 Connected robot vacuum...

It’s usually me making the case for new smart home gadgets, but when it came to a robot vacuum cleaner, it was my partner, Steph, who suggested it. Unusually hot weather in London causing our cats to moult more than usual may have been the triggering event!

I’d looked at them when they first came out, and wasn’t that impressed by what I saw and read. Early models tended to wander randomly about the home, didn’t cope well with obstacles, and their battery-powered vacuum motors weren’t very powerful.

But it had been quite a few years since then, so it seemed a good time to check out whether today’s robot vacuum cleaners are gimmick or genuinely useful home appliance …

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06:04
HomePod now available in Canada, France, and Germany

Apple is now selling the HomePod in Canada, France, and Germany. The Siri-enabled speaker is available at Apple's online store and at Apple's retail stores in each country, as well as select authorized resellers (such as Best Buy in Canada). 

The HomePod costs 349 euro ($405) in France and Germany, and CAD $449 ($349) in Canada.  Language options for French, German, and Canadian English arrived last month, and  Canadian French language support is due later this year.

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06:04
HomePod now available in Canada, France, and Germany

Apple is now selling the HomePod in Canada, France, and Germany. The Siri-enabled speaker is available at Apple's online store and at Apple's retail stores in each country, as well as select authorized resellers (such as Best Buy in Canada). 

The HomePod costs 349 euro ($405) in France and Germany, and CAD $449 ($349) in Canada.  Language options for French, German, and Canadian English arrived last month, and  Canadian French language support is due later this year.

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06:00
It's Here! The Pay What You Want 2018 Super Mac...

One of the most highly anticipated deals of the year is here: today, the Pay What You Want 2018 Super Mac Bundle is available, and you can literally pay what YOU want to pay for up this 10-app bundle. Just beat the average price ($2.69 at the time this post was being written on 6/15) and you get all 10 apps -- a value of $672! If you wish, you can pay a lot more and be entered into a giveaway for a Super NES Classic!

What's in the bundle? Everybody gets two apps regardless of how much -- or how little -- they pay:

  • iCareFone for Mac ($65 Value)
  • Yummy FTP Pro 2 ($30 Value)

Pay more...

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05:53
Apple’s iOS 12 will automatically share emergency...

iPhone users in the U.S. who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times.

Approximately 80% of 911 calls today come from mobile devices, but outdated, landline-era infrastructure often makes it difficult for 911 centers to quickly and accurately obtain a mobile caller’s location, Apple said today in a press announcement. To address this challenge, the tech giant launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, which estimates a mobile 911 caller’s location using cell towers and on-device data sources like GPS and WiFi Access Points.

Apple says it will also use emergency technology company RapidSOS’s Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO location data with 911 centers, improving response time when lives and property are at risk. RapidSOS’s system...

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05:14
Apple's HomePod lands in Canada, France, Germany




Apple's smart speaker has arrived in three more countries, with customers in France, Germany, and Canada now able to buy the HomePod from regional retailers as well as from Apple directly, just over four months after the intelligent audio device initially shipped.

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04:30
Duplicacy for macOS expedites the cloud backup...

Acrosync’s Duplicacy is a time-saving, cross-platform cloud backup tool that’s compatible with macOS 10.6 and higher. 

Thanks to its lock-free deduplication method, it all you to backup your data to most popular cloud storage services without losing access to the essential features that are expected of a state-of-the-art backup tool. The app also supports data backup to local disks and SFTP servers, making it easy to backup user data to Mac or Linux computers, or NAS boxes.

The app also offers an elegant graphical user interface that makes it easy to setup and execute any data backup process, be it to a remote cloud server, or to local storage. Using the graphical user interface (GUI), backups can be set to create full snapshots of the data, each of which is, in fact, an incremental backup in the sense that only files that have been changed since the last backup will be transferred.

Backups can be scheduled to automatically run at frequencies from every half an...

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04:13
World Health Organization to announce ‘gaming...

At a time when there’s increasing focus on ‘digital health’ – ensuring that usage of devices like smartphones doesn’t take over our lives – gaming addiction is to be officially classified as a disease …

more…

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04:03
Early reports of low fall 2018 iPhone orders under...




Also citing supply chain sources, a noted analyst who was correct about iPhone X demand has chimed in regarding order quantities of the late 2018 iPhone lineup.

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04:00
This network speed test works with most browsers on...

I think I may have been reminded of this one on MacGeekGab, too, but it's a site I've had bookmarked for a long time. Its big uniqueness is that it tests buffer bloat and provides an easy-to-understand score of A through F. 

My understanding is that you want to avoid buffer bloat, and that some routers do a better job of managing it than others. 

For what it's worth, my eero mesh network almost always scores an A or an A+ in all categories.

This nugget of info is from my “Working Smarter for Mac Users” newsletter.  You can sign up for free and get free timesaving tips, and more, every week.

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04:00
LifeFlix 2.5 review: Your old Mini-DV camcorder’s...

If you shot home videos between 1995 and 2010, there’s a good chance you did so with a tape-based Mini-DV camcorder. With its simple FireWire connectivity, the DV format had a great run prior to the advent of smartphones. For those who want to relive those taped digital memories, LifeFlix is a Mac application that makes it simple to do.

LifeFlix: Attach your camcorder and import the video

LifeFlix streamlines the process of capturing tapes in three easy steps. First, dust off your Mini-DV, HDV, Hi-8, or Digital 8 camcorder and attach it to the Mac with a FireWire cable. This will be the biggest stumbling block for many, since Apple abandoned FireWire in 2012. You can overcome this hurdle by investing in a Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter ($29 at Apple); most users will also need a...

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03:36
calibre 3.26.1 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.26.1:

New features:

  • Book list:...
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03:31
How Apple's iPhone, iOS 12, and RapidSOS could...




The United States' 911 service is in its 50th year, and has saved countless lives over the last half-century. AppleInsider digs deeper into Monday's reveal that iPhones on iOS 12 will provide a wealth of data allowing emergency services to respond much faster after a 911 call.

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03:30
iOS 12 will include a new life-saving feature for...

Apple is announcing a new life-saving feature in iOS 12 that hasn’t been publicly disclosed before today. Starting this fall when iOS 12 is released, first responders will be able to access location data “securely and automatically” when iPhone customers call 911.

The move is intended to dramatically improve emergency service response time, and Apple says the feature is implemented with privacy in mind:

more…

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03:30
iOS 12 will pass your location to emergency...




Later in 2018, iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders nearly instantaneously and in real-time as the crisis develops.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for June 18, 2018

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

macOS Apps/Updates

Static Z Software has released Sound Siphon 3, a feature update to their audio capture application for macOS. 

Use it to create virtual input audio devices that send audio from one app to another or, record right in the Sound Siphon app. Version 3 adds a new interface, fully configurable channel mapping, and a live mixer.

Sound Siphon requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $49; a demo is available for download.

Lemke Software has announced GraphicConverter 10.6.1, an update to the image editing utility for macOS. 

The app offers lets you convert nearly any graphic file format into any of nearly 80 graphic...

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03:29
iPhones on iOS 12 Will Automatically Share Precise...

Apple today announced that, starting later this year with iOS 12, iPhones will automatically share precise location data with first responders during 911 calls in the United States, helping to reduce emergency response times.

The new functionality will be powered by RapidSOS's IP-based data pipeline, which will quickly and securely provide 911 call centers with Hybridized Emergency Location data, which is determined based on proximity to cell towers and Wi-Fi access points, and on-device data sources like assisted GPS.

Apple said the location data will only be used for emergency purposes, and only accessible to responding dispatch centers during 911 calls.

"Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal," said Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a prepared statement. "When every moment counts,...

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03:15
Apple hires Jaime Waydo, previously of Alphabet’s...

Apple’s added another powerhouse staff member to its self-driving car team lineup in the form of Jaime Waydo, previously a senior engineer at Alphabet’s Waymo as well as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Waydo was “instrumental” at Waymo, some of her former coworkers have stated. Specifically, she was responsible for checking the safety of prototypes, and helped coach the company on when it was okay to begin real-world road tests in Phoenix.

Prior to her experience at Google, Waydo worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab for more than 10 years, developing one of NASA’s Mars rovers.

While the implications of this hire are uncertain, it signals the safety concern in the self-driving car industry following a death caused by an Uber vehicle and multiple accidents involving partially autonomous Tesla cars. Apple has been steadily growing its test fleet, and may need more people for quality control.

It’s unknown as to where Apple’s self-driving car project...

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03:00
Apple, Oprah Winfrey pen multi-year partnership deal...

It’s hard to go wrong with Oprah in your corner.

Apple has announced that the company has partnered with Oprah Winfrey as part of its effort to create original television content, thereby adding to its growing lineup of shows.

The company offered the following comment:

Apple today announced a unique, multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN. Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.

Winfrey is a powerhouse player in the entertainment market. Her shows will join the ranks of “Are You Sleeping?” from Reece Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company, Ronald D. Moore’s sci-fi drama, and Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories reboot.

Final details as to what will emerge from this new partnership have yet to be revealed, but it’s a decent bet that Oprah’s mere...

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03:00
How to consolidate all the images on your Mac

The “digital shoebox” was a 2007 coinage of Steve Jobs, who intended the Mac to become a digital media hub in which Apple’s programs would help you organize everything. That’s the notion that makes an analogy to having all your negatives, prints, and slides in shoeboxes in the days of film photography, and never being able to find anything.

The digital shoebox metaphor remains accurate in 2018 for the wrong reason, as it’s very easy to wind up with images, videos, audio, and other kinds of files all over your Mac. If you’re supremely organized and single-app oriented, perhaps you manage to import everything into iPhoto (then Photos) and iTunes. But for the rest of us, we have files all over the place.

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01:34
beaTunes 5.1.7 - Organize your music collection.

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

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

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

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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01:33
HomePod Now Available to Order in Canada, France,...

Nearly five months after the HomePod launched in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, Apple today expanded availability of the Siri-enabled speaker to customers in Canada, France, and Germany.

HomePod is available in white and space gray for $449 in Canada and €349 in Germany and France via Apple's online store and the Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad. It's also available at Apple's retail stores in each country, and at select authorized resellers, including Best Buy in Canada.

Apple recently pushed a software update to the HomePod that enables Siri to speak in French, German, and Canadian English. Apple's website notes that support for Canadian French is coming later...

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01:00
Apple HomePod now on sale in France, Germany and...

The HomePod today launches in three new regions, bringing Apple’s smart speaker to Canada, France and Germany. The smart speaker offers leading sound quality for its size class, with native Siri voice control for Apple Music ($9.99 per month) and smart assistant tasks like controlling HomeKit accessories, checking the weather and more.

HomePod understands French and German languages, alongside the new country rollouts. Apple will be adding support for Canadian French later this year.

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Sunday June 17

22:08
Microsoft Office 2016 16.14.1 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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20:59
Quicken 5.6.3 - Complete personal finance solution.

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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20:11
Xbox One preview brings FastStart loading to Game...

If you like the thought of speeding up access to Xbox Game Pass titles with FastStart, you don't have to wait until the finished Xbox One update arrives later in June -- you can try it right now. Microsoft has rolled out FastStart to both its Xbox On...

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18:37
Man goes to prison for attempting to hijack web...

Internet domains are becoming increasingly desirable, especially as the web becomes crowded and it becomes harder to find memorable addresses. However, one man unfortunately took this to a violent extreme. Iowa resident Sherman Hopkins Jr. has been s...

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17:08
3D world-building tool SculptVR makes its way to PSVR

SculptVR already provides creative minds a way to conjure up Minecraft-like worlds with detailed 3D sculptures on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Daydream. Now, it's also giving PlayStation VR fans the tools they need to bring their imagination...

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15:35
Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web

Google has been hyping up augmented reality on the web, and it's easy to understand why -- it promises an immersive experience without requiring a special app. But what does that look like in practice? The company now has an easy way to find out....

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14:07
McMoon: how the earliest images of the moon were so...
14:02
Amazon sunsets its live video tech support for Fire...

In our Fire phone review from 2014, we called Mayday one of Amazon's most brilliant features. People can use it to summon tech support advisers on their Amazon devices within seconds, after all, and those reps can help people fix whatever issue they'...

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12:33
Leak shows the Samsung folding phone that might have...

Samsung has been talking about making folding phones for years with little to show for it, but it might have come closer to doing that than you think. A leaker has claimed to have photos of "Project V," a dual-screen phone that would have been in dev...

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12:02
Tim Cook travels to Amsterdam & visits with...

Tim Cook traveled to Amsterdam this weekend to explore and experience the city’s “rich history and creative energy.” According to a tweet from Cook, he spent time on the canals with historian Koen Kleijn and iPhone photographer Annet de Graaf.

more…

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11:56
Best Buy discounts Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro by up...

Best Buy is currently taking up to $150 off Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro in various configurations. You’ll find a minimum $100 discount here, with the best deals coming on higher-capacity models. Prices start at $549.99 with free shipping across the board. Apple’s latest 10.5-inch iPad Pro sports a A10X Fusion chip, Touch ID sensor, 12MP camera and 4K capabilities.

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11:51
Sonos CEO doesn’t rule out adding direct Siri...

Earlier this month, Sonos made a handful of announcements, including AirPlay 2 support and Siri control, a new Beam sound bar, and more. In a recent interview with The Verge, Sonos CEO Patrick Spence talked about the company’s relationship with Apple and potential support for deeper Siri integration…

more…

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11:02
Fox turns ad breaks into dramas in bid to fight ad...

There's little doubt that TV's commercial breaks are on the decline. How do you get people to watch ads in an era of ad-skipping DVRs and commercial-free streaming services like Netflix or Hulu? Fox Networks has an idea: turn ad time into mini dram...

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10:10
Can Apple's HomePod take on a surround sound...




Apple's HomePod is one of the best sounding smart speakers on the market, and the recent addition of stereo pairing with AirPlay 2 makes the setup even more engaging. But how does a pair of HomePods stack up against a dedicated home theater system?

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09:44
Report outlines possibilities for Apple’s original...

Apple has made its content ambitions known over recent months, announcing a multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey last week. Despite its numerous deals and shows, however, it still remains unclear how Apple will offer its content to consumers…

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09:30
The best drip coffee maker

By Cale Guthrie Weissman and Liz Clayton

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article...

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09:19
University of Alabama president touts partnership w...

With iOS 12 and watchOS 5, Apple is introducing support for student IDs in the existing Wallet application. While the company didn’t go into a whole lot of detail about the feature at WWDC, Blackboard last week detailed its involvement, and now the University of Alabama is touting the benefits of student IDs in Apple Wallet…

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08:30
Hands on with the $300,000 Parmigiani Fleurier...

I may just be an uncouth peasant but good God that is one butt ugly watch.

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08:15
How to avoid backing a crowdfunding failure

I’ve been burned by a couple of failed Kickstarters and have had several more fail to meet their goals. This article has some good ideas on how to make sure you don’t get ripped off.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:01
Beyoncé and Jay-Z take digs at Spotify in latest...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z aren't keeping quiet in the wake of Tidal's scandals around inflated numbers and late royalties... if anything, they're ramping things up. The power couple have released a joint album exclusive to the service, Everything is L...

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06:37
Review: Amazon's Echo Spot is a cool device,...




The Echo Spot is undeniably a cool product, but without YouTube it's hard to justify over a regular Echo, except for people with security cameras or those wanting the world's best alarm clock.

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06:37
Review: Amazon's Echo Spot is a cool device,...




The Echo Spot is undeniably a cool product, but without YouTube it's hard to justify over a regular Echo, except for people with security cameras or those wanting the world's best alarm clock.

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06:30
Ben Heck's mini arcade teardown

If big companies can glue portable electronics together, why can't we? Ben decides to go all the way with the sticky stuff by tearing down and then rebuilding a mini arcade. Originally designed as a keychain, the arcade isn't quite small enough...

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06:00
Apple’s Reminders app needs five additional features...

Apple’s Reminders app is one of their apps that has the most potential in my opinion. While it didn’t receive much of an update with the announcements of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, I believe that with some additional features, it could become the go-to GTD/task/productivity system for most people.

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05:37
Quicken 5.6.3 - Complete personal finance solution.

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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04:46
Jaguar breaks the world's electric boat speed...

You frequently see car manufacturers trying to break electric speed records on land, but where are the boats? Don't worry -- Jaguar, Vector and Williams feel the need for nautical speed. The trio have broken both the world and UK speed records with...

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04:44
Apple was Granted Three Trademarks in Hong Kong on...

Apple was granted three trademarks in Hong Kong on Friday while filing for the ChromaVerb trademark. ChromaVerb is a high-end reverb plug-in that uses unique modeling to reproduce both natural and otherworldly acoustic spaces. It features 14 different models with tempo-synced parameters ...

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Saturday June 16

21:51
Watch a Tesla Model X zoom inside a Boring Company...

Someday, The Boring Company's tunnels could become a busy network of passenger-carrying shuttles, private vehicles and bicycles trying to dodge traffic. But right now, its existing tunnel under LA is pretty ahem boring -- save for a short moment last...

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19:34
Foxconn establishes its North American headquarters...

Foxconn is extending its fledgling American footprint beyond its planned display factory in Wisconsin. The tech manufacturing behemoth is establishing its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, 30 miles north of the upcoming factory. It's buying...

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18:05
Silk Road creator's alleged ally extradited to...

Key Silk Road figure Roger Thomas Clark, better known by his Variety Jones alias, is now facing trial in the US. The alleged mentor to creator Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) has been extradited to the States after spending well over two yea...

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16:32
Tesla is now making 3,500 Model 3 cars per week

Tesla has been scrambling to make its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars per week by July, and it appears to be making good progress... although it also has a long way to go. Electrek has obtained a company-wide email from Elon Musk indicating that...

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15:03
'Fortnite' marks World Cup with stadium...

You didn't think Epic Games would let a sporting event as momentous as the World Cup go by without a Fortnite tie-in, did you? Sure enough, the developer has made a slew of updates to mark the beautiful game's most important tournament. There's now...

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13:32
Amazon and Microsoft back campaign against...

Amazon, Microsoft and even Uber have joined Google and other tech titans in actively opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act. As The Verge saw in the state's disclosure records, the three giants contributed a significant amount of money to a cam...

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11:58
Leica C-Lux brings style to long-zoom compact cameras

When you think of compact cameras with long-zoom lenses, "fashionable" probably doesn't come to mind. They tend to be very utilitarian devices where looks take a backseat to the optics you need for a dramatic vacation shot. Leica wants to change th...

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11:53
Apple Supplier Foxconn Announces their North...

At the White House in July 2017, Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou announced that they would be investing $10 billion dollars in the state of Wisconsin to make LCD displays up to 8K for the auto, healthcare and entertainment industries. On Friday officials from Foxconn joined Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee to officially unveil the Foxconn sign of their future U.S. Headquarters

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11:13
Non-Binding Recommendations from Third-Party ITC...

On June 11th Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Apple-Qualcomm Legal Battle will be Ratcheted Up in H2 as Qualcomm Prays for an Injunction on the iPhone." We're now learning that the staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday recommended that a trade judge find that Apple infringed ...

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10:58
Get 50% off pCloud 2TB secure cloud storage w/...

Thanks to our sponsor pCloud, 9to5Mac readers can get an exclusive 50% off the company’s 2TB storage plan with upgraded client-side encryption:

Get 2TB storage + pCloud Crypto for $72/year (Reg. $143.76) or start a free trial with up to 20GB.

pCloud has quickly become a popular option for cloud storage among iOS and Mac users, offering up to 20GB for free and options for up to 2TB at low monthly, yearly and lifetime rates with no limits on file sizes or upload and download speeds. The optional Crypto service adds an additional layer of client-side encryption that has made the secure Swiss cloud storage company attractive to many users.

Let’s take a look:

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10:48
How to talk about the World Cup and sound reasonably...

For most of the world, The World Cup is “The Greatest Spectacle in Sport”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:35
ITC suggests Apple infringed on Qualcomm battery...

As Apple’s legal battle with Qualcomm continues to drag on, the United States International Trade Commission recommended yesterday that a trade judge find Apple guilty of infringing upon at least one of Qualcomm’s patents.

more…

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10:31
A Stephen Hawking musical tribute was beamed...

The European Space Agency had its own special way of marking a memorial service for astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking. At the same time his ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey in London, the ESA beamed music featuring Hawking's famously s...

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09:46
∞ MLB umpire Tom Hallion mic’d up

This deals with major league baseball and ejections so, needless to say, it’s very NSFW.

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09:23
Dolby Atmos isn't on the Apple TV 4K yet, but...




At last year's September iPhone release event, Apple also unveiled the Apple TV 4K, supporting the latest video technologies like Dolby Vision and HDR10 -- but minus Dolby Atmos. AppleInsider delves into Atmos versus surround sound, and what you can expect when support comes in the fall.

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08:59
Video referee technology influences its first World...

When FIFA greenlit the use of video assistant referees at the 2018 World Cup, there was one overriding question: how long would it take before the technology shaped an important call? Not long at all, apparently. Two days into the group stage, offi...

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08:54
UX engineer explains how Apple could fix ‘broken’ 3D...

User experience engineer Eliz Kılıç took to Medium this week to criticize Apple’s implementation of 3D Touch. Despite 3D Touch having been available for almost four years, Kılıç says many people don’t know about it, or they don’t know how to use…

more…

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08:15
∞ How this woman makes mind-blowing bubbles

Everyone loves bubbles.

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08:00
Behind the scenes of Drew Gardner’s gigapixel shot...

This is a fun shot to zoom in on and scroll around. Don’t bother to check – I already looked to see if there were any staff in the windows of the palace.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:35
This week’s top stories: USB-C iPhone rumors, post-...

In this week’s top stories: Future iPhones to adopt USB-C, Apple Park employees get standing desks, hands-on with Apple’s latest software, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest post-WWDC news…

more…

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07:30
RIP, 'Pro Evolution Soccer'

I have a mild obsession with FIFA video games, largely because I like playing with official teams and players rather than fictional ones. But, I always gave Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) a chance. Two years ago, I even wrote that Konami's title was actu...

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06:00
Making The Grade: Does your deployment need physical...

Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.

A question I often get about iPad deployments is whether or not to purchase keyboards. It’s a difficult thing to pick because it’s really going to depend on how you plan on using the iPads in the classroom. Are you doing tasks where the keyboard would make it easier? Then use a keyboard. If not, don’t use a keyboard. With iPad, the default should be touchscreen keyboard unless a student is doing work where the physical keyboard would make it easier.

...

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06:00
How ARKit 2 works, and why Apple is so focused on AR

Enlarge / A LEGO app using Apple's new ARKit features. (credit: Apple)

Augmented reality (AR) has played prominently in nearly all of Apple's events since iOS 11 was introduced, Tim Cook has said he believes it will be as revolutionary as the smartphone itself, and AR was Apple’s biggest focus in sessions with developers at WWDC this year.

But why? Most users don’t think the killer app for AR has arrived yet—unless you count Pokémon Go. The use cases so far are cool, but they’re not necessary and they’re arguably a lot less cool on an iPhone or iPad screen than they would be if you had glasses or contacts that did the same things.

From this year's WWDC keynote to Apple’s various developer sessions hosted at the San Jose Convention Center and...

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06:00
Ask Engadget: Should I switch to a Chromebook?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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05:35
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. E3 has ended, and now is the perfect time to go back through all of our highlights from the last week to make sure you didn't miss anything. Also, we have an interesting new rumor about M...

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04:50
App Roundup: iWork for iOS and Mac, Little Snitch,...




New apps and updates to existing software are pushed to the App Store and other online marketplaces every day, and there are simply too many of them to keep track of all of the changes. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS updates and launches from the last week that you should know about.

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04:00
Not seeing red: Missing Apple’s color strategy

When you have a small point to make—that Apple has trended toward slightly muter tones in its products and offloaded the more extreme color optioning to cases and bands to allow customers more options for accessorizing—the best way to make it is to loudly declare Apple has killed “fun.” That’s just basic punditry, people.

“Apple killed fun.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Shawn King.)

Just to watch it die. May or may not have happened in Reno. Still waiting for the forensics. The body of fun was found in the desert, 40 miles east.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:57
Expect AT&T's 'WarnerMedia' to...

Now that Time Warner is officially a part of AT&T, it's getting a new game. Unveiled in an internal memo, brands like HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. will call WarnerMedia home. We're not in love with the name either, but as-is, you will probably in...

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Friday June 15

23:43
Trump’s 2020 campaign might include ex-Cambridge...

A handful of former Cambridge Analytica employees might be working on Donald Trump's re-election campaign. The Associated Press reports that two of its reporters overheard Matt Oczkowski, Cambridge Analytica's former head of product, say that he and...

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21:48
This week on AI: Lightning crashes, Apple gears...




Popular stories this week included hints of Lightning being replaced with USB-C, iOS 12 features designed to block searches, and the real-world speed of the OS on older Apple devices.

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20:59
ffWorks 1.1.0 - Convert multimedia files between...

ffWorks (was iFFmpeg), focused on simplicity, brings a fresh approach to the use of FFmpeg, allowing you to create ultra-high-quality movies without the need to write a single line of code on the command-line.

  • High Quality and Control - Convert and processes many media files with high level quality using FFmpeg with no knowledge. Advanced users are not left out in the cold with lots of options to work with.
  • Media Formats - Support for many codecs and containers like MPEG4, H264, H265 HEVC, Matroska, PRORES, DNxHD, DVVideo, MPEG TS, MPEG PS, XAVS, FLV, Theora, AVI, OGG, VP8 and VP9 (.webm), Animated GIF, VOB, MXF, GFX, and many more.
  • Merging Media Files - Stitch unlimited files to one file using either of two methods: concat pass-thru (blistering fast) and Complex Filter.
  • Subtitles Support - Both hard-burned and soft subtitles are supported (external or...
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20:59
Airmail 3.5.7 - Powerful, minimal email client.

Airmail is an mail client with fast performance and intuitive interaction. Support for iCloud, MS Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook.com, Live.com.

Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption -- it's the mail client for the 21st century.

We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services. Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds -- email has never been so easy and productive.



Version 3.5.7:

  • Bugfix



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
Apple Numbers 5.1 - Apple's spreadsheet app...

With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.



Version 5.1:

  • Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars
  • Add mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel
  • Improved CSV and text import



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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20:59
Xcode 9.4.1 - Integrated development environment (...

Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa frameworks and Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features.



Version 9.4.1:

Xcode 9.4 includes Swift 4.1 and SDKs for iOS 11.4, watchOS 4.3, tvOS 11.4, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

  • Fixes a security issue in the included Git support and command-line tool



  • OS X 10.13.2 or later



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20:59
Apple Pages 7.1 - Apple's word processor from...

Apple Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and even work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word.



Version 7.1:

  • Track text changes in shapes and text boxes
  • Add colors and images to backgrounds in page layout documents
  • Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars
  • Add mathematical equations to page layout documents using LaTeX or MathML notation
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes
  • Improved support for Arabic and Hebrew



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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20:59
MarsEdit 4.1.1 - Quick and convenient blog editor.

MarsEdit is a blog editor for OS X that makes editing your blog like writing email, with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support.

It works with with most blog services including WordPress, Blogger, Drupal, Movable Type, TypePad, and many others.



Version 4.1.1:

  • Fix a crash when dragging images from Photos.app before MarsEdit's Upload Utility window has been opened
  • Fix a crash that could occur when "Preserve All" was selected for image metadata
  • Fix a bug that prevented "Preserve All" metadata option from staying selected on a blog



  • macOS 10.13 or later



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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 16.14.0 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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All the best games on sale for iPhone an...
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