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Sunday April 22

11:14
Apple Celebrates Earth Day With Ziggy Marley Concert...

Today is Earth Day, and around the globe people are celebrating the annual event through demonstrations and gatherings aimed at showing support for the planet and protecting the environment. Apple began celebrations this past week in its retail stores, sending green shirts for its employees to wear and lighting up the Apple logo with a green leaf to mark the April 22 global event.

We’re celebrating Earth Day here at Apple. Thanks @ziggymarley for an inspired performance! 🎶 🌏 pic.twitter.com/cuNvbzdbiA

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 21, 2018
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10:23
Apple Rolls Out Replacement Program for Faulty...

Those of you with non-Touch Bar models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro should swing by Apple's Web site to see if your Mac may be covered by a program that replaces batteries that could expand, damaging the laptop.

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09:59
In case you didn't know, Amazon has the most...

A new SurveyMonkey poll ranks Amazon as the #1 company for having the most impact on society today. Why is apparently irrelevant.

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09:59
In case you didn't know, Amazon has the most...

A new SurveyMonkey poll ranks Amazon as the #1 company for having the most impact on society today. Why is apparently irrelevant.

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09:05
The best battery charging cases for iPhone 8 and...

While a new iPhone can generally get you through a full day’s use, there are still instances where you need go longer between charges. We’ve previously highlighted the best battery packs for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but another popular option for getting added battery life out of your iPhone is to use a battery case…

more…

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07:28
Apple lags behind Amazon & Google in ‘positive...

A new joint survey between Recode and SurveyMonkey aims to show what technology companies Americans perceive as having the biggest impact on society. The survey asked the question, “Which of the following companies has the most positive impact on society today?”

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07:08
The Fix is in, the Korean Court accepts Samsung’s...

Back in 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "The BBC Report about Apple is motivated by Politics and Unions." It was a hit job on Apple on an epic scale bringing Ralf Nader and the BBC's Richard Bilton whose disdain for Apple was evident in the documentary titled 'Broken Promises.' While the press had a field day with Apple, they seem to be turning a blind eye to what Samsung is getting away with in terms of deadly chemicals in their plants.

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Saturday April 21

20:59
WebSnapperPro 2.1.0 - $20.00

WebSnapperPro lets you capture full web pages exactly as they appear in your browser, with a single mouse click, without the need to "stitch" or cut-and-paste. Save the page as an image file or as vector-based PDF. You can print the page, send it as an email attachment, send it to Evernote, or export it to your DropBox account, right from the WebSnapperPro interface.



Version 2.1.0:

  • Fixed minibrowser crashes in systems prior to 10.13
  • Small bug fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Yummy FTP Pro 2.0.4 - $29.99

Yummy FTP Pro is an advanced Mac file transfer app which provides a full-featured professional toolkit combined with blazing speeds and impeccable reliability, so whether you want to transfer a few files or a few thousand, schedule backups, edit and maintain websites, even automate transfers, you need this time-tested and truly dependable app. (Was Yummy FTP)

Why use Yummy FTP Pro?

  • Get the fastest and most reliable file transfers available on the Mac
  • Schedule one off or repeating transfer or folder synchronization tasks
  • Manage websites with file management, editing, diff, preview, & sync tools
  • Create FTP drop folders on your Desktop for quick and easy uploading
  • Get frequent free maintenance + feature updates
  • Fast and free technical support when you need it

Feature Highlights

  • Full FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S protocol support
  • Easy-to-use, clear and simple user...
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20:59
Direct Mail 5.2.3 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for macOS. Create, send, and track great looking email campaigns that get results.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates (or import your own), then customize to your heart's content. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook Page.

The published price is that for 1000 e-mail credits on the "Pay Per Email Plan". Pricing plans are available to meet the needs of all kinds of senders, from hobbyist to professional. View full pricing info.


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20:11
Apple's Earth Day Beer Bash features solar-...




Apple invited employees to celebrate Earth Day with a Beer Bash at its One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Friday, an event featuring a performance by Grammy-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley.

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19:47
Apple to close last dedicated Apple Watch pop-up...




Apple's pop-up Watch store located in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo will be closing on May 13th, according to recently-posted signage at the location.

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14:58
Watch: Top 10 features of the new iPad you should...




The 2018 iPad is a massive leap forward for the tablet line, making it an attractive purchase for new users who may not know all the things that can be done with it. AppleInsider compiles a list of must-learn functions for the new iPad everyone should try out.

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14:37
Direct Mail 5.2.3 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for macOS. Create, send, and track great looking email campaigns that get results.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates (or import your own), then customize to your heart's content. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook Page.

The published price is that for 1000 e-mail credits on the "Pay Per Email Plan". Pricing plans are available to meet the needs of all kinds of senders, from hobbyist to professional. View full pricing info.


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14:29
SEC charges third 'mastermind' in ICO...

The SEC is clearly determined to crack down on everyone involved in Centra Tech's allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. Officials have filed fraud charges against a third "mastermind" in the case, Raymond Trapani, for reportedly helping to whi...

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14:23
WebSnapperPro 2.1.0 - $20.00

WebSnapperPro lets you capture full web pages exactly as they appear in your browser, with a single mouse click, without the need to "stitch" or cut-and-paste. Save the page as an image file or as vector-based PDF. You can print the page, send it as an email attachment, send it to Evernote, or export it to your DropBox account, right from the WebSnapperPro interface.



Version 2.1.0:

  • Fixed minibrowser crashes in systems prior to 10.13
  • Small bug fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
14:23
WebSnapperPro 2.1.0 - $20.00

WebSnapperPro lets you capture full web pages exactly as they appear in your browser, with a single mouse click, without the need to "stitch" or cut-and-paste. Save the page as an image file or as vector-based PDF. You can print the page, send it as an email attachment, send it to Evernote, or export it to your DropBox account, right from the WebSnapperPro interface.



Version 2.1.0:

  • Fixed minibrowser crashes in systems prior to 10.13
  • Small bug fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
14:05
Yummy FTP Pro 2.0.4 - $29.99

Yummy FTP Pro is an advanced Mac file transfer app which provides a full-featured professional toolkit combined with blazing speeds and impeccable reliability, so whether you want to transfer a few files or a few thousand, schedule backups, edit and maintain websites, even automate transfers, you need this time-tested and truly dependable app. (Was Yummy FTP)

Why use Yummy FTP Pro?

  • Get the fastest and most reliable file transfers available on the Mac
  • Schedule one off or repeating transfer or folder synchronization tasks
  • Manage websites with file management, editing, diff, preview, & sync tools
  • Create FTP drop folders on your Desktop for quick and easy uploading
  • Get frequent free maintenance + feature updates
  • Fast and free technical support when you need it

Feature Highlights

  • Full FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S protocol support
  • Easy-to-use, clear and simple user...
| Read more »
14:05
Yummy FTP Pro 2.0.4 - $29.99

Yummy FTP Pro is an advanced Mac file transfer app which provides a full-featured professional toolkit combined with blazing speeds and impeccable reliability, so whether you want to transfer a few files or a few thousand, schedule backups, edit and maintain websites, even automate transfers, you need this time-tested and truly dependable app. (Was Yummy FTP)

Why use Yummy FTP Pro?

  • Get the fastest and most reliable file transfers available on the Mac
  • Schedule one off or repeating transfer or folder synchronization tasks
  • Manage websites with file management, editing, diff, preview, & sync tools
  • Create FTP drop folders on your Desktop for quick and easy uploading
  • Get frequent free maintenance + feature updates
  • Fast and free technical support when you need it

Feature Highlights

  • Full FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S protocol support
  • Easy-to-use, clear and simple user...
| Read more »
12:57
GSMA puts eSIM work 'on hold' due to US...

Don't expect to see embedded SIM technology in your phone any time soon. The GSMA, which oversees key cellular standards, has placed eSIM spec work "on hold" while the US Department of Justice investigates the possibility of collusion between AT&...

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11:33
Recommended Reading: Tesla and Waymo's self-...

How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: Data
Sean O'Kane,
The Verge

In order for cars to drive themselves, the vehicles and their systems require loads of data. And gathering those details are one of the main goals...

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10:49
Samsung wins a Patent for a Virtual Dog Leash that...

This week Samsung was granted a U.S. patent for a "Virtual Leash" system that includes a smart collar. Pet owners will be able to control how far their dog could run while on a walk by using their Galaxy smartphone in wireless communication with the smart dog collar. With so many dog lovers in the world, could this be a killer application for a future Galaxy smartphone? Only time will tell. Yet the thing with this idea is that it's likely to be used far beyond it's original intent.

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10:00
How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper, or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction h...

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08:30
Ask Engadget: What are the best apps and tools for...

The support shared between 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 f...

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08:14
Apple Celebrates Earth Day with Ziggy Marley...

Apple's CEO Tim Cook introduced Ziggy Marley yesterday at a special event and our report has jumbo photos and brief video of a tune by Marley

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08:12
How to adjust text size and enable bold text on...

Some may argue that the default text size on iOS is too large, while others would say the font is simply too thin to be legible. Luckily, Apple has options for both kinds of people, allowing you to both enlarge or shrink the iOS text size, and bold if need be.

more…

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08:07
This week’s top stories: iPhone SE 2 rumors, sleep...

In this week’s top stories: iPhone SE 2 rumors, Apple releases iOS 11.4 beta 2, mapping Apple’s various shades of space gray, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories…

more…

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07:01
Apple celebrates Earth Day with Beer Bash...

Apple got a head start on its Earth Day celebrations yesterday, holding a Beer Bash concert with reggae artist Ziggy Marley. As usual, employees took to Twitter to share pictures and videos from the event, as did Tim Cook…

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07:00
Fujifilm XH-1 review: Beautiful photos, but lacking...

Fujifilm has an impressively loyal fan base for good reason. Its X-Series mirrorless APS-C cameras are compact, feature-packed, easy to use, produce excellent images, come with top-flight lenses and look great -- all at a reasonable price. So,...

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06:41
Euro Patent from Apple reveals Tubular Glass iPhone

Apple has been working on an all-glass iPhone for close to seven years, with their first patent coming to light in 2011. Patently Apple covered another one that even covered a glass encased iMac or TV since at least 2013. Today, an Apple patent filing discovered in Europe shows Apple working on a tubular glass iPhone and more

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06:00
Making The Grade: AppleCare+ is a terrible...

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.

Every couple of years, I make a large purchase with Apple for my school. We work directly with Apple on the products, and we even lease everything directly through Apple Financial Services (with a $1 buyout at the end). It’s a process that takes a few weeks to work through as we go back and forth with Apple on price, product model, and leasing terms. One item that always comes up is AppleCare+. It comes up once, and I decline it. There is often discussion...

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05:45
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We have some news about Flickr's future plus a bundle of 4/20 stories from Friday.

We're upgrading Engadget's daily newsletter and want to hear from you.

Tell us exactly what you think...

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05:42
World’s last Apple Watch shop at Isetan Shinjuku...

If you want to see the world’s only remaining Apple store dedicated to Apple Watch sales, you’ll have to act fast. Signage recently posted at the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo indicates that the location will be closing as of May 13th.

more…

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03:59
App Roundup: Dropbox for iOS, Star Wars: Jedi...




The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the highlight additions and updates for macOS and iOS software produced in the last week.

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03:01
Apple will replace certain 2016-2017 MacBook Pro Non...

It's a battery from hell year for Apple starting with the iPhone battery replacement offer. Now Apple has announced that they've determined that, in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro...

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03:00
New iPhone SE Could Launch In May With Touch ID and...

Mac Rumors reports, citing Japanese website Mac Otakara, that Apple will release an updated iPhone SE next month with a similar form factor as the previous model. It is expected to retain Touch ID, but will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack. From the report: Also like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the new iPhone SE will supposedly be powered by Apple's last-generation A10 Fusion chip, up to 40 percent faster than the A9 processor in the current iPhone SE. The chip will likely enable support for the HEIF image format and HEVC video compression standard. The report speculates that the new iPhone SE may have a glass back with wireless charging capabilities, like the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, but evidence is said to be inconclusive at this time.


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02:00
'Resogun' developer teases multiplayer-...

Last November, Finnish game developer Housemarque declared that the arcade genre "is dead." The studio's last title, Nex Machina, was warmly received by the press and currently boasts an 88 rating on Metacritic. "Lackluster sales," however, meant the...

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Friday April 20

23:58
'God of War' director's video shows...

It's easy to forget that real people create games. For them, the eventual launch is as much terrifying as it is exciting -- they've poured years of their life into a project whose success is far from guaranteed. And if you need an illustration of t...

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21:54
This week on AI: 'iPhone SE 2,' premium...




Apple has many irons in the fire -- and some of the latest are said to include an "iPhone SE 2," a paid news subscription service, and big environmental projects.

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20:59
Postbox 6.0.3 - Powerful and flexible email client.

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

Features

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

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20:59
TinkerTool 6.3 - Expanded preference settings for OS...

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation. You may send bug reports here.


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20:59
BusyContacts 1.2.11 - Fast, efficient contact...

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal, forming a flexible, easy-to-use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS, and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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20:59
Hopper Disassembler 4.3.19- - Binary disassembler,...

Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



Version 4.3.19:

  • Adds a way to export pseudo-code for a single procedure, or all the procedures,
  • Adds a way to...
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20:59
Vimeo 1.0 - Application for watching and share...

Vimeo gives you the tools to upload, manage, review, and showcase your videos in the highest quality possible. The Vimeo app for macOS integrates with Final Cut Pro to export ProRes videos, manage your uploads, and share videos to review with your team or showcase to the world - all without interrupting your post-production workflow.

With Vimeo for macOS, you can:

  • Export as ProRes and other advanced codecs from Final Cut Pro
  • Upload directly to your Vimeo account
  • Adjust the title, description, and privacy settings for your videos
  • Get instant access to video links, video review pages, and embed codes
  • Receive notifications about important video activity



Version 1.0:

Vimeo is the high quality home to upload, distribute, and discover amazing videos.

Host videos in the highest quality possible

  • Upload in 4K Ultra HD with HDR support
  • Stay organized with video management...
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20:59
Fantastical 2.4.8 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical 2 is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.4.8:

  • Fixed an issue where adding Google accounts wasn't working for some people
  • Forwarding a recurring Exchange event now gives the option to forward the entire series or just one instance
  • Added support for creating events with invitees through AppleScript or the URL scheme
  • Added a contextual menu to Join Google Hangout button to...
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20:37
Cult classic 'Night Trap' comes to Switch

If you weren't able to get your hands on one of the 5,000 copies of the campy horror game, Night Trap, for the PS4 last August, fear not! Limited Run Games announced on Friday that it will be releasing the cult classic once again, this time for the N...

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19:58
Vice goes to the big screen with Motherboard science...

Vice-owned outlet Motherboard's documentary The Most Unknown, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical run. The publication sent nine scientists around the world to get answers to big topics like the defini...

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19:58
Vice goes to the big screen with Motherboard science...

Vice-owned outlet Motherboard's documentary The Most Unknown, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical run. The publication sent nine scientists around the world to get answers to big topics like the defini...

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19:08
Texas court rules 2015 revenge porn law is...

Revenge porn is getting attention across the nation as state, regional and even federal lawmakers wrestle with how to deal with the practice of posting private, intimate photos of people without their permission. A 2015 Texas law that made revenge po...

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19:08
Texas court rules 2015 revenge porn law is...

Revenge porn is getting attention across the nation as state, regional and even federal lawmakers wrestle with how to deal with the practice of posting private, intimate photos of people without their permission. A 2015 Texas law that made revenge po...

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17:46
Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr

Long before Minecraft exploded from a development tool to a game purchased by Microsoft for billions of dollars, there was Flickr. The photo-sharing started in 2004 based on tools built for a never-released MMO before being purchased by Yahoo (now a...

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17:46
Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr

Long before Minecraft exploded from a development tool to a game purchased by Microsoft for billions of dollars, there was Flickr. The photo-sharing started in 2004 based on tools built for a never-released MMO before being purchased by Yahoo (now a...

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17:31
AT&T sued for pilfering news-streaming technology

My24hournews.com filed suit against AT&T for skipping out on a $100 million deal to use the former company's news-streaming technology and hampering that's company's launch.

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17:31
AT&T sued for pilfering news-streaming technology

My24hournews.com filed suit against AT&T for skipping out on a $100 million deal to use the former company's news-streaming technology and hampering that's company's launch.

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16:24
Amazon Prime lands futuristic love story ‘Zoe’

Sundance film festival darling Drake Doremus' futuristic love story, Zoe, is one of the more anticipated titles of the year. The director of Like Crazy, Douchebag and Breathe In will premier his eighth film on Saturday as the Tribeca Film Festival's...

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16:24
Amazon Prime lands futuristic love story ‘Zoe’

Sundance film festival darling Drake Doremus' futuristic love story, Zoe, is one of the more anticipated titles of the year. The director of Like Crazy, Douchebag and Breathe In will premier his eighth film on Saturday as the Tribeca Film Festival's...

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16:05
The DOJ is investigating all Major U.S. Carriers...

It's being reported this afternoon that the Justice Department had reached out to all four major U.S. wireless carriers as part of an antitrust investigation. The NY Times claims the letters were sent out in February and is only now coming to light. Word is that it was Apple who complained to the government of the issue of eSIM cards

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16:00
Apple to replace swollen batteries in 2016, 2017 13-...




Apple on Friday activated a new hardware replacement program targeting an issue that causes the internal battery of certain non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro models to expand.

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15:53
Apple Launches Battery Replacement Program for Non-...

Apple today announced a new worldwide battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pro models that do not have a Touch Bar. Affected machines were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017.

Apple says that a limited number of these units feature a component that can fail and cause the built-in battery to expand. It is not a safety issue, according to the company, and Apple will replace all eligible batteries.

Customers who want to see if their machines are eligible for a fresh battery should use the serial number checker on the MacBook Pro Battery Replacement page. You can find your serial number by clicking on the Apple logo in the menu bar and selecting "About This Mac." The serial number is located at the bottom of the information window.

Affected customers who are eligible for...

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15:47
Apple offering battery replacement program for some...

Apple has today begun rolling out a battery replacement program for the non Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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15:47
PSA: Apple Announces 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch...

The company said a component failure may lead to battery expansion, and that affected devices can get their battery replaced.


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15:34
How to set custom iPhone ringtones and text tones...

iOS offers a host of ways to customize your iPhone and it can be easy to look past some handy options. We previously covered how to create custom vibration patterns. Follow along for how to set custom iPhone ringtones and text tones on a per contact basis.

more…

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15:23
Flickr bought by SmugMug, vows to revitalize the...

This news will be met with mixed feelings from a lot of photographers but there is no doubt that Yahoo has let the service languish for many years.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:22
Report: Apple’s complaints about AT&T and...

UPDATE: An AT&T spokesperson gave us the following statement:

We are aware of the investigation into GSMA’s process for developing eSIM standards that provide a better experience for consumers. Along with other GSMA members, we have provided information to the government in response to their requests and will continue to work proactively within GSMA, including with those who might disagree with the proposed standards, to move this issue forward.

News has broke this afternoon that the US Department of Justice has opened an investigation over antitrust concerns and potential collusion between Verizon and AT&T in efforts to prevent eSIM adoption and progress...

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15:00
Tim Cook Reminds Us Apple Is Making Earth Day...

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a reminder that his company is making Earth Day donations for every device handed in to the company’s recycle program. Apple announced earlier this week that it would donate to conservation efforts for devices turned in for recycling through April 30th. Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22nd (i.e. this weekend).

In honor of Earth Day, we’re donating to @ConservationOrg for every device we receive from customers this month through our new program, Apple GiveBack

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14:57
When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Human...

Every tech giant is working on what’s labelled Artificial Intelligence (AI). But just what is AI, really? Simple Machine Learning? Or the duplication of human intellectual capabilities and beyond? John has the story. Plus more news debris.


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14:54
Apple wins two Design Patents for their Leather iPad...

Earlier today we learned that Samsung and Huawei are struggling to deliver an equivalent to Apple's high-end 3D Face ID feature for their smartphones and later today we learned that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Apple a Registered Trademark certificate for 'Face ID.' Additionally, Hong Kong issued Apple ..

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14:50
Apple sends emails to WWDC 2018 scholarship winners




After three weeks of deliberations, Apple on Friday sent out notifications of acceptance to students and STEM organization members who applied for a scholarship to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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14:35
Credit card companies unite for a checkout button to...

Even if you don't use PayPal to send money to friends, there's a good chance you've reached for their checkout button in online stores, which is tied to all of your payment information. It's simply easier than getting up and finding your wallet. Now,...

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14:29
NYT: AT&T, Verizon and GSMA are being...

Everyone's favorite word "collusion" has arisen once again, as the New York Times cites multiple sources reporting that the Department of Justice is investigating AT&T, Verizon and the GSM Association (GSMA). According to the sources, the DoJ is...

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14:25
FRETX Smart Guitar Learning Device: $69.99

Check out FRETX, one of those devices I’d write up as Cool Stuff Found if I didn’t get to offer you a deal on it. This device slips onto the neck of your guitar and then lights up to show you where to put your fingers. It’s controlled by a smartphone app, and it’s $69.99 through us. The video below gives a good overview of how it works.


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14:20
Users Complain About Installation Issues With macOS...

An anonymous reader shares a report: The 10.13.4 update for macOS High Sierra is recommended for all users, and was emitted at the end of March promising to "improve stability, performance, and security of your Mac." But geek support sites have started filling up with people complaining that it had the opposite effect: killing their computer with messages that "the macOS installation couldn't be completed." The initial install appears to be working fine, but when users go to shutdown or reboot an upgraded system, it goes into recovery mode. According to numerous reports, there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with users' Macs -- internal drives report that they're fine. And the issue is affecting a range of different Apple-branded computers from different years. Some have been successful in getting 10.13.4 to install by launching from Safe Mode, but others haven't and are deciding to roll back and stick with 10.13.3 until Apple puts out a new update that will fix whatever the...

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14:16
Apple World Today News Update: April 20, 2018

It's finally Friday, and Apple's probably glad that the stock exchanges are closed for two days after negative analyst reports pushed the company's shares -- and the Dow Jones Industrial Average -- lower. Other news for this Friday:

  • Developers who have apps featured in the iOS 11 App Store see huge increases in downloads, according to data from research firm Sensor Tower
  • Several questionable "supply chain reports" from Wall Street analysts have driven Apple's share price down almost $13 a share in three days
  • AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced a new skinny streaming service called AT&T Watch while testifying in the antitrust case against his company over the proposed acquisition of Time Warner

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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14:12
Amazon is keeping select Star Wars and Marvel discs...

For Star Wars and Marvel fans who still prefer DVDs and Blu-Rays over digital, you might not be able to shop at Amazon for your physical media needs. Unless, of course, you're a Prime member. That's because the online giant has made a number of recen...

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14:09
Justice Department investigating AT&T, Verizon,...




According to sources familiar with the matter, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating claims that AT&T, Verizon, and standards organization GSMA colluded to scuttle eSIM technology which would make switching carriers easier.

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14:03
iMovie 10.1.9

Adds support for the iPhone X and additional iPad resolutions, plus fixes a number of bugs. (Free, 2.3 GB)

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13:57
A Prairie HomeKit Companion: The Ecobee 4 Thermostat

Josh Centers is back to smartening up his home with a smart thermostat, the Ecobee 4. But it may be more than he bargained for and way more than he needed.

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13:49
9to5Mac Daily 065: April 20, 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/2018/04/9to5mac-daily-april-20-2018.mp3

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13:48
More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon

Facebook plans to try out pre-roll ads -- that is, commercials that play before videos -- in more parts of its service. This comes after it's spent months testing the format in limited places, like the Watch section. In a blog post published today, t...

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13:28
U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Claims AT...

The United States Department of Justice today launched an antitrust investigation to determine whether U.S. carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, have coordinated to prevent consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, reports The New York Times.

AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA, an industry group that sets mobile standards, were asked in February for documents related to their efforts to hinder the implementation of eSIMs. An embedded SIM, or eSIM, is a standardized chip that's designed to replace a physical SIM card.

A physical SIM card slot in an iPhone, via iFixit

With eSIM technology, there is no need to swap out SIM cards when switching carriers, making it easier to make a switch from one carrier to another. eSIMs are designed to be compatible with all major carriers, regardless of network type.

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13:20
'H1Z1' Pro League's Vegas matches...

H1Z1's take on the battle royale genre may not be as popular as, say, Fortnite or PUBG, but it has something the other two don't: an eSports tournament in Vegas. On Saturday the 21st, 75 pro players from 15 well-known teams like Echo Fox, Cloud9 and...

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13:12
Apple notifying WWDC 2018 scholarship applicants of...

Apple’s WWDC is set for June 4. Now, the company has begun notifying scholarship applicants of their award status. While the typical ticket price is $1599, WWDC scholarship winners receive free access to the conference and more.

more…

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13:04
Mac mini: What we want to see in an update to Apple...




Apple's Mac mini is long overdue for a refresh. Not just with updated processors, but a full-on re-design. Being big Mac mini users since the original G4 version, we started wondering what we would love included in a next-generation Mac mini.

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13:02
Football drama 'Friday Night Lights'...

The good news for fans of Friday Night Lights, the highly acclaimed TV show about a high school football team in Texas, just keep on coming. Only a couple of weeks after Amazon announced that the series would be streaming on its video service, Hulu i...

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12:50
Featured spots in iOS 11 App Store can drive app...




Apple's new "Game of the Day," "App of the Day" and other featured spots can drive downloads significantly more than prior efforts to highlight new and outstanding apps, new app analytics claim.

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12:46
Screen Actors Guild pledges to fight AI-driven face-...

The slow war against AI-powered, face-swapping pornography continues. The Screen Actors Guild, the labor union representing the biggest names in film and television, says it's "fighting back" against deepfakes, videos that superimpose actors' faces o...

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12:20
Experience the horror of a Syrian air raid in '...

I've never seen a war zone, but I got a small, virtual taste of what it might be like at the Tribeca Film Festival. Hero is a multisensory, interactive experience that drops you into a city in Syria right before an air raid. You're a spectator (and s...

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12:20
Users Don't Want iOS To Merge With MacOS, Apple...

Rebutting a widespread speculation, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the company is not working toward building an operating system that both Macs and iPhones could share. From his interview on Sydney Morning Herald: Later, when I ask about the divide between the Mac and iOS, which seems almost conservative when compared to Microsoft's convertible Windows 10 strategy, Cook gives an interesting response. "We don't believe in sort of watering down one for the other. Both [The Mac and iPad] are incredible. One of the reasons that both of them are incredible is because we pushed them to do what they do well. And if you begin to merge the two ... you begin to make trade offs and compromises. "So maybe the company would be more efficient at the end of the day. But that's not what it's about. You know it's about giving people things that they can then use to help them change the world or express their passion or express their creativity. So this merger thing that some folks are fixated...

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12:15
All of the songs played on “WKRP in Cincinnati” in...

WKRP is one of those TV shows I loved but will never watch again. I’m afraid it won’t be as good as I remember it. It has happened to me before – I rewatched some old “Get Smart” shows I loved as a kid and thought, as an adult, it was awful. But I’ll listen to this playlist all day long.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:01
Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow

Tesla's troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal's report on Tesla's workplace safety, the auto manufacturer accused the Pulitzer-finalist of being "an extremist or...

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11:49
Latest App Store redesign for iOS shows 800%...

The latest iOS 11 update to the App Store seems to be getting a ton of praise, and today it looks like developers are joining in on the fanfare.

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11:45
Featured Apps in Revamped iOS 11 App Store Can See...

Earning a featured spot in the revamped iOS App Store can increase app downloads by up to 800 percent, according to new data sourced from app analytics site Sensor Tower and shared by TechCrunch.

The data, collected from September 2017 to the present, suggests an app that's highlighted using either the "App of the Day" or "Game of the Day" feature in the U.S. sees the greatest increase in downloads.

Specifically, "Game of the Day" apps have seen a median download increase of 802 percent for the week following the feature, while "App of the Day" apps have seen a boost of 685 percent.

Other features, such as a developer story or an app list can increase downloads by up to 240 percent. Stories resulted in a 222 percent boost in downloads, while app lists increased downloads by 240 percent. A theme feature had the lowest impact at a 164 percent...

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11:44
Hopper Disassembler 4.3.19- - Binary disassembler,...

Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



Version 4.3.19:

  • Adds a way to export pseudo-code for a single procedure, or all the procedures,
  • Adds a way to...
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11:43
Video: iPhone app icon management tips – do you know...

In this hands-on video walkthrough, we step through several basic and several advanced app icon management tips for iPhone users. Chances are you’ll know many, if not most of these, but there’s probably at least one or two tips that have flown under your radar. Watch our hands-on video to find out. more…

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11:42
Audi's e-tron SUV drives a modest 248 miles per...

When Audi first trotted out its e-tron SUV concept, it was promising: there was talk of the electric crossover managing 311 miles on a charge, which would put Tesla's Model X to shame. You... might need to dial down your expectations a bit. Audi has...

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11:27
Analyst's 'iPhone X is dead' memo...




An analyst is arguing that Apple will completely discontinue the iPhone X this year, owing to a lack of consumer interest at the high-end. That's a highly questionable claim, even if one assumes demand isn't as strong as Apple expected.

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11:18
YouTube still has an ad problem

YouTube's problem with automated ads appearing on extremist channels isn't getting any better. A recent CNN investigation revealed that companies including Adidas, Amazon, Hershey, Netflix and Under Armour -- and even the US government -- had their a...

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11:11
What’s the Difference Between a Data Backup and an...

These are two different methods and we’ll explain the differences, as well as which method is best for your needs.


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11:00
Is Trump serious about legalizing weed?

No matter how many handy gadgets we recommend, the 4/20 holiday is legally tenuous for tokers in the 21 (mostly-red) states that don't allow for recreational or medical marijuana use. But that could change with a word from the president. A week after...

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10:46
MacBooks slip further down best laptop brand ranking...

Laptop Mag is out today with its ‘Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2018’ report. While Apple received the highest score of any company for “Support & Warranty” it also scored the lowest in “Innovation” and “Value and Selection,” putting it at the bottom of the pack overall.

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10:46
CBS All Access lands Muhammad Ali biography '8...

CBS continues to ramp up its All Access content to compete with the likes of Netflix, with six to seven new shows set to hit the streaming service, like the Will Ferrell-produced No Activity. Now Deadline reports that CBS' service has just landed 8 F...

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10:31
The 2018 Earth Day Activity Challenge for Apple...

Since it’s Earth Day, maybe you can use the workout as a challenge to do something good for the environment, like picking up trash on the side of a road.


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10:30
I believe in free speech, but Minds makes me queasy

The email landed in my inbox just as the winds of bad press began to whip up around Mark Zuckerberg's ankles. It asked if I wanted to try Minds, the new blockchain-based social network, in the wake of #DeleteFacebook. The site is a social media platf...

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10:29
Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery charging...




The comparison of the Apple's iPhone X's features against main rival Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus continue with more battery tests, this time examining how long each of the premium smartphones take to recharge.

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10:21
DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over...

While Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election continues, the Democratic National Committee has decided to take action of its own. According to the Washington Post, the DNC this morning filed a multi-mill...

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10:14
No Unified Apple OS for You, Daisy iPhone Recycling...

Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about why macOS and iOS won’t merge into a single operating system for now, and they look at how the iPhone’s long life span stands in contrast to Greenpeace criticism.


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10:03
Win Apple’s new iPad & Apple Pencil from 9to5Mac...

Thanks to our sponsor DearMob, we’re giving away Apple’s newly introduced 9.7-inch iPad along with an Apple Pencil just as the device adds support (a total value of $460+ USD). Head below to enter.

And for a limited time, 9to5 readers can get DearMob iPhone Manager’s latest version for free, normally $59.95. DearMob iPhone Manager is the world’s 1st iOS manager to transfer iPhone and iPad data to your Mac with U.S. Military grade encryption method. It helps you to secure your vital data such as photos, video, contacts, files, etc. and protect your privacy from leaks. You can download and use the app for FREE for one Mac with full feature exclusively.

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10:00
Cannabis is having its 'smartphone' moment

"It's very similar to having a phone, you wouldn't want just one or two apps on it. You'd want to be able to have a wide selection," Bharat Vasan, CEO of PAX, told me in his company's downtown San Francisco office. He's referring to the range of "pod...

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09:55
Q Acoustics' all-new 3000i speaker lineup...

Refinement, not revolution, takes center stage in this redesign.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Belkin Lightning Cable...

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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09:26
Ohio university offers the first 'Fortnite...

Ohio's Ashland University's new eSports program will be the first in the US to offer player scholarships for the wildly popular battle royale game Fortnite. They'll hey plan to field a four-player team alongside squads for Overwatch and League of Leg...

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09:12
Apple stock taking a beating on analyst note...




Apple stock, and the market, are both taking a big hit after a notable analyst predicted in "in-line" quarterly earnings report accompanied with predictions for the June quarter being lower than what Wall Street is currently expecting.

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09:00
The gear you need to celebrate 4/20 like a...

It's 4/20 everybody, the High Stoner Holiday where we burn our trees rather than decorate them! The celebrations mark a magical moment when everybody can get the giggles with reckless abandon while satiating their munchies with traditional holida...

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08:59
Play Holochess with ARKit on Your iPhone with Star...

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges for the iPhone and iPad just got a cool update that lets you play holochess without Lenovo’s Mirage AR headset. The new update takes advantage of ARKit and your iPhone or iPad’s camera so you can play in your livingroom, or anywhere else you have enough room to walk around the virtual holochess board. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is free, and the new holochess mode requires an ARKit-compatible iPhone or iPad.


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08:44
Try out Alexa's new custom skills with this...

Amazon announced Alexa Blueprints this week, a new skill that lets you create custom responses and commands for your smart speaker. But you need an Echo to try them out. At $50, the Echo Dot is already the cheapest Alexa speaker you can buy, and right now it’s even cheaper:...

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08:33
Full Sail taps VR to help online students feel less...

Taking online classes is an easy way to fit college into your schedule without the need to physically be on campus. But, there are drawbacks. Full Sail University hopes that implementing virtual reality into its courses will help eliminate some of th...

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08:29
BusyContacts 1.2.11

Adds the capability to disable accounts without deleting them. ($49.99 new, free update, 7.3 MB)

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08:26
ChronoSync 4.8.6

Adds support for the Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage service. ($49.99 new, free update, 48.9 MB)

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08:11
Nintendo knows you will destroy Labo's cardboard

It's fair to say that the first reactions to Nintendo's Labo kits were...mixed. Did it usher in a new era of DIY fun, or was the veteran video game company making bank off selling expensive stacks of cardboard? Once we got our hands on it, some of ou...

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08:00
Apple struggling to cut its dependence on Samsung...

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07:59
Apple may still depend on Samsung for OLED iPhone...

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Apple may be losing the fight to add another OLED display manufacturer ahead of the next iPhone production cycle. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, LG Display is struggling to make the OLED panels Apple wants for upcoming iPhone models. Apple has been working with LG, hoping it could become its second supplier of OLED smartphone panels. Apple currently sources the OLED panels for the iPhone X from rival Samsung.

The report claims that South Korea’s LG Display ran into "manufacturing problems" that held up display production, causing LG to fall behind Apple's pre-production timeline....

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07:58
Greenpeace Slams Apple’s iPhone Recycling Robot Daisy

Greenpeace criticized Apple’s new iPhone recycling robot Daisy saying the company should instead design iPhones that can stay in use longer—a request that seems odd considering the company supports iOS 11 on the five year old iPhone 5s.


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07:49
Cloudflare and Quad9 Aim to Improve DNS

The domain name system is largely insecure, leaking information and subject to compromise. New services from Cloudflare and Quad9 could provide greater security and integrity than Google Public DNS, currently the best known public DNS service.

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07:49
Feature Request: Many more HomeKit icons for easier...

Zac wrote a really helpful piece earlier this week about a HomeKit feature that had somehow entirely passed me by: the ability to customize your light icons.

The default icon for all lights is a lightbulb. But HomeKit offers you the ability to choose between four icons:

  • Lightbulb
  • Floor lamp
  • Ceiling light
  • Desk lamp

Zac mentioned that it would be useful to have more options, and I wanted to give this greater visibility by making it a feature request …

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07:44
Sloppy report depicts Apple as struggling with LG as...




A new report claiming to understand Apple's supply chain has asserted that LG screens might be facing development issues as a second source for OLED displays on upcoming iPhones, based on Apple's higher than normal scrutiny of LG prototypes--and then strangely claims this issue is driving iPhone X prices so high that "some" are not buying it.

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07:42
LG's G7 packs a dedicated Google Assistant...

LG is expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the G7 ThinQ, at a New York event on May 2nd. Aside from the ThinQ artificial intelligence, the phone will get another new feature: A dedicated button for Google Assistant. According to a CNET re...

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07:39
'iPhone SE 2' coming in May and will lose...




The follow-up to the iPhone SE could be arriving in May, according to one report interviewing accessory producers, but while the overall size and design is said to be the same as the original iPhone SE, it is claimed the headphone jack may be removed from the model in its next release.

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07:38
iPhone SE 2 could arrive next month, but without a...

Japanese blog Macotakara has published new details about the rumored iPhone SE 2 based on details shared by a case maker source. The new details come after Eurasian regulatory filings this month suggest we’re just weeks away from new iPhones being unveiled.

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07:33
New iPhone SE could launch in May, sans headphone...

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07:24
Alienware may have created the ultimate gamer hotel...

In the past, we've seen hotel rooms and even entire hotels specifically designed for those who prefer the orange glow of de_dust2 to a sandy beach. But Alienware's new gaming suite in Hilton's Panama City location might well be the easiest place yet...

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07:22
AT&T plans $15 monthly 'skinny bundle...




In another salvo in the battle for the nation's cord cutters, AT&T will launch AT&T Watch soon, one of the least expensive bundles available that will directly compete with its own DirecTV Now service.

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07:15
Postbox 6.0.3 - Powerful and flexible email client.

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

Features

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

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07:09
AAPL rapidly drops more than 3%, likely combined...

Apple stock has quickly fallen by more than 3% in early trading this morning. At the time of writing, the price had fallen more than $5 to around $167 …

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07:01
New iPhone SE Could Launch in May With Touch ID and...

Apple will release an updated iPhone SE in May, according to case makers who spoke with Japanese website Mac Otakara at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show in Hong Kong this week.

The case makers said the second-generation model will retain the same physical size as the current iPhone SE, and Touch ID is expected to remain, suggesting the device will continue to have a four-inch display sandwiched between top and bottom bezels for the home button, camera, and earpiece.

Following in the footsteps of the iPhone 7 and beyond, the case makers do not expect the new iPhone SE to have a 3.5mm headphone jack. If accurate, and with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus likely to be discontinued in September, Apple would no longer sell any iPhone model with a headphone jack.

Also like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the new iPhone SE will supposedly be powered by Apple's last-generation...

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07:00
The surprising beauty of nature reclaiming Toronto...

Post-apocalyptic stories are everywhere these days, so much so that it's not even surprising to see them in narratives meant for kids. But Biidaaban First Light, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, isn't that. Instead, it's more l...

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06:58
TinkerTool 6.3 - Expanded preference settings for OS...

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation. You may send bug reports here.


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06:56
Siri on Apple HomePods being triggered by ad for NBA...




Advertisers are beginning to target the wakeword for Apple's Siri assistant in the same way they've previously gone after Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant users, anecdotes suggest.

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06:47
WebKit code references suggest dark mode coming to...

Earlier today, we reported on WebKit’s mailing list suggesting that iOS 12 will support iPhone 5s. Following that, I decided to look into WebKit’s source code to see what else could be found about future Apple releases. For those who don’t know, WebKit is the engine behind Safari on both macOS and iOS, it’s developed in the open so it’s natural that it will eventually hint at future iOS and macOS features.

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06:45
BBC Just Released 16,016 Sound Effects for Free

If you’re on the hunt for some quality sound effects for you projects, the BBC has your back. The organization has a website where you can download 16,016 of its sound effects ranging from birds chirping to machines and cars, nature sounds, people walking on specific surfaces, and more. You can search for sounds and listen to samples before downloading. They’re all free, but come with a catch: you can use them only for personal, educational, or research purposes. Check them out at the BBC Sound Effects website.


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06:43
Apple Competitors Samsung and Huawei are struggling...

Patently Apple posted a report in December titled "Apple Details their Finisar Investment while revealing they're the Largest Customer of VCSEL Wafers in the World." Today we're seeing that being the largest customer of VCSEL wafers is making life hard for their competitors trying to match Apple's 3D Face ID

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06:35
Advanced microscope shows cells at work in...

For the first time, scientists have peered into living cells and created videos showing how they function with unprecedented 3D detail. Using a special microscope and new lighting techniques, a team from Harvard and the Howard Hughes Medical Institut...

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06:13
MacBook Pro Diary: My dream monitor still doesn’t...

Back when I bought my 2016 MacBook Pro, I was kind of tempted to get all the expense out of the way in one hit and upgrade my monitor at the same time. The problem, as I wrote later, was finding someone to take my money.

What I really want now is to replace my existing two-screen setup – 15-inch MacBook Pro on the left, 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display on the right – with a single monitor.

That means I need something substantially wider than 27 inches and 2560 pixels. My colleague Jeff tested one candidate back in 2016, LG’s 34-inch UltraWide. But that didn’t tick all of my boxes, so I held out …

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06:04
Apple's efforts to widen OLED screen supply for...




Apple's plans to work with LG as a second supplier for iPhone screens appear to have suffered a blow due to manufacturing delays, according to a new report.

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06:00
Make any Mac sound incredible with Boom 3D, on sale...

Sure, Macs have some pretty decent speakers but if you compare them to speakers that are designed for listening to music or video soundtracks they can sound flat and unimpressive. That's why Boom 3D for Mac was created -- it's a system-wide volume booster and equalizer for macOS that is designed to give you complete control over your Mac's audio. This awesome utility would usually set you back $16.99, but we have Boom 3D for Mac on sale for just $7.99.

Here's what Boom 3D does for any Mac with built-in speakers:

  • Features 3D Surround Sound unlike anything you've heard from a computer
  • Comes w/ built-in audio player for greater control
  • Takes audio levels on your Mac up a few notches across all of your...
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05:49
Why AirPods, other Bluetooth headphones cut out when...

This whole thing started with this tweet from The Economist’s Hal Hodson:

Twitter, a mystery: I’ve been walking around New York a lot the past few days, AirPods in, tunes going, great vibes. Almost every time I cross a street, though, they cut out. Why? Crossing roads is the only time the cut. Can not figure it out

This appears to happen consistently, and to a lot of people. Here’s mystery solved, via a sequence of tweets from The Verge’s Dan Seifert.

First:

I know the exact spot when crossing 5th Ave in front of the library where every pair of Bluetooth headphones will cut out. to the step.

Experience the same in the middle of Grand Central Terminal. to the step.

And then, the answer:

I’ve asked headphones makers why this...

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05:48
AppleInsider podcast interviews Oliver Seil, Belkin...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Oliver Seil, Belkin's VP of Design, plus Victor and Mikey talk about iPhone SE2 rumors, and what the chances are of merging of iOS and MacOS.

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05:43
TSMC Reveals that Smartphones with 7nm Processors on...

On January 19th Patently Apple posted a report titled "TSMC Announces 7nm Processors will be the story of the Year with Production Kicking off in Q2." We're now in Q2 and TSMC states that products with 7nm on track for Q4 2018. Smartphones using 7nm could see up to 40% power reduction, extending battery life.

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05:32
Plover: Simple, clever, and free, in-browser...

Have some large files you’d like to send? Too big for email and don’t want to have to sign-up for a service like DropBox? Check out Plover.

Here’s how it works:

  • Go to the website, plover.io
  • When the page loads, note that you’ll be an animal in a location

For example, I just loaded the page and found that I am a panther in blue-foreign-spring. All I need to do is grab a link to this page and text it to a friend. When they follow the link, they’ll appear on the same page as a different animal.

To construct the link to the current page:

  • append the location to plover.io

In my case, the link to my page would be plover.io/blue-foreign-spring. There’s also a link to the room on the page you can control-click and copy. Either works.

Once you see your friend’s animal appear on the page, drag and drop a file on their animal, or click their animal...

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05:24
iOS 12 will continue supporting iPhone 5S, WebKit...




References to iOS 12, Apple's next iteration of its mobile operating system, have surfaced in development testing reports for WebKit, with the appearance strongly suggesting Apple will be bringing the next major iOS release to the iPhone 5s as the oldest supported iPhone model.

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05:16
What to do if your iPhone is stolen, what you can do...

Nice writeup by Andrew Orr for The Mac Observer. This is one of those posts that worth scanning now, while you are feet up with a cup of coffee, rather than in a state of panicked response to your phone gone missing.

One note: Ignore the link to “How to Set Your iOS Device Data to Auto-Destruct” on that page. As pointed out in the comments, it’s outdated and no longer accurate.

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05:11
PwC audit gave Facebook’s privacy protections a pass...

An audit of Facebook’s privacy protections conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gave the company the all-clear despite the fact that Facebook was already aware of the Cambridge Analytica problem at the time …

more…

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05:10
eBay for iOS gains barcode scanning, lets you...

Mitchel Broussard, MacRumors:

eBay today announced a new update for its iOS and Android apps, aimed at further simplifying the item listing process. The headlining feature of the update is a new barcode scanner, allowing sellers to quickly scan the box of an item (if they still have it), select a condition, and click “list your item.”

The barcode scanner will automatically populate the listing with all of the requisite details (images, description, suggested starting price), and the process can be finished “within seconds,” according to eBay. If you don’t have the item barcode you can still search for it by typing in a description, which should populate the listing at around the same rate as the barcode scanner.

Great idea.

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05:07
James Comey’s new book, privacy, and Apple

9to5Mac’s Ben Lovejoy just finished reading James Comey’s new book, A Higher Loyalty. Politics aside, a section of the book deals with the FBI’s battle with Apple to access an iPhone used by a San Bernardino gunmen, detailed on this Wikipedia page.

Ben briefly excerpts Comey’s book, interleaving his own take with relevant passages. Short and worth the read.

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05:00
Cybersecurity Tech Accord: 34 Tech Companies Just...

The Accord has gotten some positive headlines, but Bryan Chaffin doesn’t think the announcement stands up to logical scrutiny.


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05:00
The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern...

Remember the Mac keyboard used by H.G. Wells when he wrote War of the Worlds? Neither do I, but if Macs had been around then, their keyboards would probably have looked something like the AZIO Retro Classic, which is packed with modern features in its vintage typewriter-inspired design.

For example, it’s available in a Bluetooth version ($220) or wired-only model ($190). Also, the keycaps are round instead of rectangular, a throwback feature, yet they’re backlit (something none of Apple’s desktop keyboards can claim). Round keys means there's more space around each key and the concave keytops offer a tactile advantage.

These keycaps (which look like metal, but are actually plastic) are housed on a tough Zinc alloy frame, a handsome genuine leather top plate. and black chrome or satin-copper finish  that accompanies the leather top plate. (I prefer the black chrome,...

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04:40
Apple may be forced to stick with expensive Samsung-...

One of the reasons for the $999+ price-tag of the iPhone X is the cost of the Samsung-made OLED screen. The latest estimate is that Samsung charges Apple around $97 per display.

Apple’s negotiating position has been weak, as Samsung has so far been the only company able to make the displays to the iPhone maker’s exacting standards in sufficient volumes. That looked set to change as Apple worked to bring LG on board as a second supplier for this year’s iPhones, but that plan now seems to be in doubt …

more…

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04:31
Vimeo 1.0 - Application for watching and share...

Vimeo gives you the tools to upload, manage, review, and showcase your videos in the highest quality possible. The Vimeo app for macOS integrates with Final Cut Pro to export ProRes videos, manage your uploads, and share videos to review with your team or showcase to the world - all without interrupting your post-production workflow.

With Vimeo for macOS, you can:

  • Export as ProRes and other advanced codecs from Final Cut Pro
  • Upload directly to your Vimeo account
  • Adjust the title, description, and privacy settings for your videos
  • Get instant access to video links, video review pages, and embed codes
  • Receive notifications about important video activity



Version 1.0:

Vimeo is the high quality home to upload, distribute, and discover amazing videos.

Host videos in the highest quality possible

  • Upload in 4K Ultra HD with HDR support
  • Stay organized with video management...
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04:00
How to manage ‘Hey Siri’ with multiple Apple devices

When you say “Hey Siri” do multiple Apple devices reply? If so, you need to know how a device responds to the command when there’s more than one gadget nearby that supports "Hey Siri.”

When you say "Hey Siri" near multiple devices that support "Hey Siri," the devices quickly communicate to each other using Bluetooth to determine which one should respond to the request. The device that heard you best or was recently raised should respond.

The HomePod responds to most Siri requests, even if there are other devices that support "Hey Siri" nearby. If you want to use Siri on a specific device, raise to wake that device or press the button to use Siri, then make your request. 

Hey Siri" uses Bluetooth to communicate with nearby devices, so make sure that you turn on Bluetooth on all of your devices. If you turn off Bluetooth or if a device isn’t in Bluetooth range of the other devices, multiple devices might respond to your request.

If the wrong device is...

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03:58
As usual, Apple Store logos and shirts go green to...

Earth Day is on Sunday – a day devoted to raising environmental awareness and expressing support for measures to protect the environment. Apple is doing its bit to raise awareness of the day by turning its store logos green and swapping out the usual blue t-shirts for green ones …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for April 20, 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.

iOS Apps/Updates

Spiderweb Software has launched Avernum 3: Ruined World. It’s a $9.99 fantasy role-playing adventure in which players escape into an enormous world that evolves as time passes. Towns fight battles. Refugees flee. Disasters happen. You can be a merchant or bounty hunter, buy a home, save the world, and more.

macOS Apps/Updates

Gro Software has announced Gro CRM 2.1, an update of their Mac CRM software platform for small business. 

The upgrade includes such new features as: business card scanning, map contact tracking for the door-to-door industry, auto history tracking for...

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03:15
Apple announces donation efforts towards...

Say what you will about Apple and its environmental record, this qualifies as almost impossible nifty.

Prior to Earth Day on Sunday, Apple stated that between now and April 30th, the company will make a donation of an undisclosed amount to the non-profit environmental organization Conservation International, which has worked to protect the nature in more than 30 countries.

The company also released footage of Daisy, an improved version of its Liam iPhone disassembly robot. Daisy is located in Austin, Texas, with a second robot coming to Breda, Netherlands. The robot is capable of disassembling nine versions of iPhone and sorting their high-quality components for recycling. Daisy can take apart up to 200 iPhone devices per hour, removing and sorting components, so that Apple can recover materials that traditional recyclers can’t — and at a higher quality.

Apple has also released its 2018 Environment Report today, detailing the company’s environmental...

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03:12
An iPhone thank you letter: "Live Photo saved...




The way that technology can touch us personally is captured in a thank you letter an iPhone user sent to Apple, noting appreciation for Live Photo's capture of ambient sound and video of a loved one who had passed away. Apple's chief executive Tim Cook responded with a note of condolences and appreciation for sharing the story, stating "it is deeply inspiring for us."

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03:08
Fantastical 2.4.8 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical 2 is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.4.8:

  • Fixed an issue where adding Google accounts wasn't working for some people
  • Forwarding a recurring Exchange event now gives the option to forward the entire series or just one instance
  • Added support for creating events with invitees through AppleScript or the URL scheme
  • Added a contextual menu to Join Google Hangout button to...
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03:00
Apple CEO Tim Cook refutes rumor of eventual...

This is straight from the horse’s mouth, so odds are Apple will follow it.

Following rumors that Apple is working on cross-platform software initiatives to bridge its two most popular systems, CEO Tim Cook has denied speculation that the company will eventually weld the two platforms together.

“We don’t believe in sort of watering down one for the other,” said Cook. “Both are incredible. One of the reasons that both of them are incredible is because we pushed them to do what they do well. And if you begin to merge the two … you begin to make trade offs and compromises.

“So maybe the company would be more efficient at the end of the day. But that’s not what it’s about. You know it’s about giving people things that they can then use to help them change the world or express their passion or express their creativity. So this merger thing that some folks are fixated on, I don’t think that’s what users want.”

Back in December, it was rumored that Apple’s...

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02:13
BusyContacts 1.2.11 - Fast, efficient contact...

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal, forming a flexible, easy-to-use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS, and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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02:13
BusyContacts 1.2.11 - Fast, efficient contact...

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal, forming a flexible, easy-to-use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS, and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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02:12
WebKit testing logs reference iOS 12 running on an...

MacGeneration has spotted discussions in the open source WebKit mailing list that include references to iOS 12. Specifically, a contributor included testing logs of a WebKit nightly build running on an iPhone 5s simulator.

This is strong evidence that the iPhone 5s will receive iOS 12, which was probably to be expected anyway given historical patterns. It’s also just fun to see iOS 12 popping up in places already …

more…

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01:59
Apple Retail Store Logos Gain Green Leaves in...

In celebration of Earth Day, which takes place on Sunday, April 22, Apple has started tweaking the logos of some of its retail stores with green leaf accents, in a departure from the usual uniformly white design.

Apple Orchard Road Store, Singapore (Images courtesy of Stanford Chong)

For example, Singapore's Apple Orchard Road store has already been updated with the green logo, as Apple gears up for its annual Earth Day celebrations at multiple retail locations around the world.

In typical fashion, Apple store staff are also encouraged to wear green shirts instead of their usual blue ones to promote the event. Apple may also be planning to hold a special Earth Day celebratory event at its Cupertino headquarters, as it has done in the past.

Apple often uses Earth Day as a way to highlight its environmental efforts and reaffirm its commitment to recycling, renewable energy, and other initiatives. This year it is explicitly tying the...

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Thursday April 19

23:51
AT&T expands '5G Evolution' to 117...




Apple partner carrier AT&T on Thursday announced the expansion of "5G Evolution" wireless technology to more than 100 U.S. markets, laying the foundation for a planned mobile 5G service launch later this year.

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20:59
GraphicConverter 10.6 - $39.95

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

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



Version 10.6:

New features:

  • Convert AVI to MP4 with keeping the data/time original tag
  • Browser context menu: Copy IPTC Keywords to Caption
  • Browser edit: option to advance to next item after change of rating or label
  • General prefs: option to open browser instead of document upon drag and drop
  • Import of ORA (OpenRaster) added
  • Browser context menu: Copy IPTC/XMP, Label and Rating from JPGs to RAWs
  • Menu and batch actions:...
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20:59
Airmail 3.5.6 - 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 3.5.6:

  • Improved Rendering
  • Minor Fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



...

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20:59
Default Folder X 5.2.4 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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20:59
Default Folder X 5.2.4 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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20:59
Boom 3D 1.1.3 - $16.99

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

Features

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



Version 1.1.3:

  • Easy way to set equalizer gain precisely by means of textual input.
  • Fix for audio distortion on USB and Bluetooth speakers while playing loud music.



  • OS X 10.10.3 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
TotalFinder 1.10.10 - Adds tabs, hotkeys, and other...

TotalFinder is a universally acclaimed navigational companion for your Mac. Enhance your Mac's Finder with features so smart and convenient, you won't believe you ever lived without them.

Features

  • Tab-based interface - Say goodbye to scattered, disorganized Finder windows. TotalFinder merges everything into a workflow-friendly, tab-based layout.
  • System-wide access - With TotalFinder, convenience is key: With the stroke of a hot-key, it's available instantly, system-wide.
  • Helpful tweaks - TotalFinder's Folders on Top feature takes file organization to a new level. Just click the option in the Preferences menu and your much-needed folders will automatically be prioritized in every window.
  • Reduce clutter - OS X's Finder has a bad habit of cluttering your system with hidden attribute files. TotalFinder emphasizes cleanliness, eliminating superfluous files...
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20:59
A Better Finder Attributes 6.09 - Change file...

A Better Finder Attributes is the ultimate file-tweaking tool for OS X. It combines photo-shooting date and file date changing along with a few unique tricks of its own.

  • Change EXIF Timestamps at Will - A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF CRW and CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).
  • Correct Finder Sorting for JPEG EXIF and RAW Photo - A Better Finder Attributes 5 also allows to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.
  • Total File and Folder Creation and Modification Date Control...
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20:59
Chromium 66.0.3359.117 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 66.0.3359.117:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.443 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:59
Google Chrome 66.0.3359.117 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 66.0.3359.117:

Site Isolation Trial:

  • Chrome 66 will include a small percentage trial of Site Isolation, to prepare for a broader upcoming launch. Site Isolation improves Chrome's security and helps mitigate the risks posed by Spectre.

Security Fixes and Rewards:

  • Chrome 66 will not trust website certificates issued by Symantec's legacy PKI before June 1st 2016, continuing the phased distrust outlined in our previous announcements.
  • This update includes 62 security fixes. Please see the Chrome Security Page for more information



...

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20:59
xScope 4.3.1 - Onscreen graphic measurement tools.

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

Mirror

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

Text

  • Powerful Search - For name or tag in any of the 100,000+ Unicode characters
  • Decipher Text - Deciphers text entities, encodings, constants, and more!
  • Convert Format - Output text as a string, entities, URL encoding, and more!
  • ...
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20:59
Skitch 2.8.1 - Take screenshots, annotate them, and...

With Skitch, taking, annotating, and sharing screenshots or images is as fun as it is simple.Communicate and collaborate with images using Skitch and its intuitive, engaging drawing and annotating features.

  • Create a note. Use Skitch's image capturing features to take screenshots, then edit and share these and other images with your collaborators.
  • Make your point. Markup and annotate key components of your images to communicate with others.
  • Share it all. Share your thoughts with your collaborators with streamlined feedback options; share summaries of your notes; share your notes on Evernote or social media with ease.



Version 2.8.1:

  • Bug fixes and miscellaneous improvements including a fix for dragging and dropping an image into another app copying over the previously clipped screenshot instead of the currently selected one.


...

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20:39
Original Mac designer Susan Kare to receive...




Susan Kare, a former Apple designer known to many as the "woman who gave the Macintosh a smile," will later this month receive an American Institute of Graphic Arts medal, an honor bestowed upon visual arts icons including Richard Avedon, Paul Rand, and Charles and Ray Eames.

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18:52
The woman who gave the Macintosh a smile

All Mac users owe Kare a debt of gratitude for her work.

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17:03
Apple Has a New iPhone Recycling Robot Named '...

Apple has unveiled a new robot called Daisy that's designed to recycle nine different versions of the iPhone. The new robot is an update to Liam, the recycling robot the company announced back in 2016. TechCrunch reports: Daisy was developed in-house by Apple engineers, using some of Liam's parts -- a recycling of sorts. The industrial robot is able to disassemble nine different versions of the iPhone, sorting all of their reusable components in the process. In all, Daisy is capable of taking apart a full 200 iPhones in a given hour, proving a solid alternative to traditional methods that can destroy valuable components in the process. Along with Daisy, Apple's also using the occasion to announce GiveBack, an addition to its recycling program. For every device customers turn in or trade from now until April 30, the company will make a donation to Conservation International, a Virginia-based environmental nonprofit. Eligible devices will still qualify for an in-store or gift card...

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17:03
Apple Has a New iPhone Recycling Robot Named '...

Apple has unveiled a new robot called Daisy that's designed to recycle nine different versions of the iPhone. The new robot is an update to Liam, the recycling robot the company announced back in 2016. TechCrunch reports: Daisy was developed in-house by Apple engineers, using some of Liam's parts -- a recycling of sorts. The industrial robot is able to disassemble nine different versions of the iPhone, sorting all of their reusable components in the process. In all, Daisy is capable of taking apart a full 200 iPhones in a given hour, proving a solid alternative to traditional methods that can destroy valuable components in the process. Along with Daisy, Apple's also using the occasion to announce GiveBack, an addition to its recycling program. For every device customers turn in or trade from now until April 30, the company will make a donation to Conservation International, a Virginia-based environmental nonprofit. Eligible devices will still qualify for an in-store or gift card...

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17:00
How to change and customize your Watch face on Apple...

The Apple Watch is often described as Apple’s most personal device yet, and one of the reasons for that is that you’re able to change and rotate between bands, but also customize the Watch face.

more…

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15:41
Tim Cook says merging the Mac and iPad would require...

Amid reports that Apple is planing to support cross-platform apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, a new interview with Tim Cook sheds light on the Apple CEO’s thoughts on the distinction between iPad and Mac…

more…

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15:17
How to Read TidBITS in Apple News

Do you use Apple News? We’re running a survey to see how often you turn to the News app to find out what’s happening in the world. And we’re happy to announce that TidBITS is now fully available in Apple News Format.

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14:42
Libratone Zipp: Can this AirPlay speaker best Apple...




Libratone's Zipp speaker is a customizable and powerful speaker that is sure to liven up any room whether at home or on the go. Its surprising list of features, not to mention inputs, makes it one of the best speakers you can add to your home.

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14:38
Users Don’t Want iOS to Merge With macOS

Running iOS apps on macOS is not the same as merging the two OSes. John explains.


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14:26
Cybersecurity Tech Accord, Cyberwar Is Now, Social...

In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dissect the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pledge by 34 tech companies to do something vague and unlikely. The timing for the announcement is somewhat interesting because we are in the middle of an undeclared shadow cyberwar. They cap the show analyzing what it might take for any new social network to supplant Facebook.


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14:24
Your personality, according to IBM Watson

Based on my Twitter feed, Watson tells me I am “a bit critical and excitable.”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:15
Behind the Scenes of Our Redesign on The Committed...

If you're looking for a podcast episode for your next commute, listen in on The Committed as Adam Engst discusses the recent TidBITS redesign with hosts Kirk McElhearn, Rob Griffiths, and Ian Schray.

Read original article

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14:15
Behind the Scenes of Our Redesign on The Committed...

If you're looking for a podcast episode for your next commute, listen in on The Committed as Adam Engst discusses the recent TidBITS redesign with hosts Kirk McElhearn, Rob Griffiths, and Ian Schray.

Read original article

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14:09
Google Chrome 66 Promises to Mute Auto-Play Videos

Google has added a feature to its Google Chrome Web browser that the company promises will reduce the annoyance of auto-play videos, but there are exceptions that may make it less useful.

Read original article

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14:00
Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility...




Apple on Thursday published its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report, with an emphasis on its recent renewable energy achievements and plans to push them further. Greenpeace, however, took the opportunity to slam the company's efforts, saying it should be focusing on other issues.

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13:59
Hands-on: DaVinci Resolve’s eGPU-accelerated...

Even though Final Cut Pro X curiously doesn’t support external GPUs yet, DaVinci Resolve is another popular NLE that already works with eGPUs on macOS. In fact, the $299 Studio edition supports multiple GPUs, which can have a noticeable effect on both timeline and render/export performance.

I’ve been super impressed with the relentlessness that Blackmagic Design, the creators behind DaVinci Resolve, has displayed while iterating on its hardware and software products. For example, DaVinci Resolve has progressed from what was primarily viewed as a colorist’s tool that you’d use and round trip back to your primary NLE, to a competent standalone NLE. The upcoming version 15,...

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13:52
[Sponsor] Turn Touch Wooden Smart Home Remote

Ever wanted to control Spotify on your phone without looking at your phone? Do you have smart lights like Philips Hue and want a phone-free way to change scenes and colors? Turn Touch is your answer.

Turn Touch is a wooden smart home remote. Forget plastic, this is a remote as stylish as your home. It controls every smart home device that speaks Wi-Fi. Also use it to control your Mac and iOS over Bluetooth. This includes Keynote, iTunes, Quicktime, Spotify, Sonos, and lots more.

Buy a remote for your home or office for only $59 (with free shipping). A great gift for friends or yourself.

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Apple World Today News Update: April 19, 2018

Wow, lots of interesting news in the world of Apple today (except for AAPL's share price tanking, but...) -- Apple's environmental report for 2017 shows significant progress, FoundationDB goes open source, there's good news for snorers, and don't tear apart an iMac Pro and expect Apple to repair it...

  • Apple is making good progress on all environmental fronts, including a goal to plan to eventually eliminate the need for mining for materials for its products
  • Apple's FoundationDB is now open source, so perhaps developers can add the Dropbox-like sharing functionality to it that we need
  • Keep waking up your partner with your snoring? Sleep Cycle will now wake you up with a tap on the wrist from an Apple Watch, so you can change position and hopefully stop snoring
  • A YouTube vlogger is griping that Apple won't repair the iMac Pro that he tore apart for an online review

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How to make iPhone buttons easier to use

There are a variety of ways to utilize the Home and Side buttons on iPhones. In addition to single clicks, iOS allows users to use double- and triple-clicks. Follow along for how to make iPhone buttons easier to use.

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