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17:42
Former high school teacher pleads guilty to...

A fifth person has come forward to plead guilty to his role in gaining unauthorized access to celebrity iCloud accounts in 2014’s ‘Celebgate’. As reported by The Mercury News, Christopher Brannan today admitted that he accessed over 200 iCloud, Facebook, and Yahoo accounts, and downloaded personal pictures and videos from those accounts.

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16:48
Former high school teacher used Elcomsoft software...




A Virginia man on Monday pleaded guilty for his part in accessing, and attempting to access via phishing, more than 200 iCloud, Yahoo and Facebook accounts, some of which belonged to Hollywood celebrities.

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16:45
Apple's Phil Schiller Played up Super Retina...

Unboxed Therapy loved sticking it to Apple on September 19th when he talked about Apple's iPhone XR. His segment was titled "The iPhone XR is Depressing …" During Apple's iPhone event, iPhone XS display spec mattered. Yet when it comes to the cheaper iPhone XR not playing 1080p, Schiller says that resolution really doesn't matter. So which is it?

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16:21
Apple ceases iOS 12 code signing following release...




Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 12 after the release of iOS 12.0.1, meaning users running the latest sub-point update can no longer downgrade to the previous operating system version.

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16:17
The Spam Eradication Conundrum – Mac Geek Gab...

Do you get spam calls on your iPhone? Would you like to know how to stop that? How about power drain on your Mac and your iPhone? Plus, do you care whether you’re using the actual SIM or eSIM on your new iPhone? Press play, listen, and learn together!


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16:11
Apple no longer signing iOS 12 following the release...

After its release back in September, Apple is no longer signing the initial build of iOS 12. This means that users will now only be able to restore to the current release of iOS, iOS 12.0.1.

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16:00
Supermicro CEO Joins Cook in Calling for Bloomberg...

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook called on Bloomberg to retract a highly controversial story suggesting Chinese spies planted microchips in the Supermicro server motherboards used in Apple's data facilities, saying there was no truth to Bloomberg's claims.

Today, Supermicro Charles Liang joined Cook in calling for a retraction. In a statement shared by CNBC, Liang said that Supermicro has not found malicious hardware components in its products, nor has Bloomberg produced an affected Supermicro motherboard. Bloomberg, he says, should "act responsibly" and retract its "unsupported allegations."

Liang's full statement:Supermicro is committed to making world-class servers and storage products....

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15:58
Apple opens Beats 1 studio in New York City




Apple recently opened the doors to a New York studio for its Beats 1 streaming radio station, a satellite location that joins studios already in operation in Los Angeles and London.

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15:35
Industry Group Representing Apple, Google, Amazon...

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a technology lobbying group that represents companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, and more, today released a framework for regulations to protect user privacy.

The ITI's guidelines [PDF] are designed to provide information and guidance for policymakers both in the United States and abroad as they tackle the issue of data privacy online.

The purpose of this framework is to inform the development of legislation or the promulgation of rules that enhance personal data protection, further the trust relationship between companies and their customers, and enable innovation while also avoiding regulatory fragmentation...

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15:24
Intel’s 9th Generation Chips Confront Moore’s Law

Moore’s Law appears to be coming to a grinding halt, and Intel is confronting that reality with new ideas to speed up it’s 9th generation CPUs. The Verge writes: “But for the most part, the new chips have the same things last year’s chips had: more cores. And the reason is pretty simple: Intel still hasn’t managed to move on from its 14nm manufacturing node to the next step, its repeatedly delayed 10nm process.”


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15:22
Apple opens dedicated Beats 1 studio in New York...

Apple has opened a new studio in New York City for its always-on Beats 1 radio station. Fast Company reports that the studio is located in Manhattan’s Union Square, and that artists and hosts will be able to broadcast live from the studio, as well as pre-record shows whenever that happens to be more convenient.

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15:10
Apple Daily Report: 2018 MacBook Pros (15-inch...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

As noted by MacRumors. Apple has added 2018 models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its refurbished store in the U.S. for the first time.

According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple has signed a lease for nearly 314,000 square feet of industrial manufacturing space at McCarthy Creekside, a new, multiphase development in Milpitas, according to real estate records.

This week, the Town of Woodside (California) will discuss what to do with some of the housing fixtures salvaged from a former home of the late...

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14:50
Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update...




Apple on Monday informed employees it has identified an issue with gas price tracking app GasBuddy that causes iPhones running the title to become unresponsive.

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14:49
TMO Background Mode Interview with Science Fiction...

Alec Nevala-Lee is a science fiction novelist, essayist and biographer. He’s known for the scifi novels: The Icon Thief, City of Exiles, and Eternal Empire. He’s written for Analog Science Fiction, and he’s had essays and non-fiction published in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Daily Beast and more. We chatted about growing up in California, the influential book that inspired him to become a writer, his early career, life at Harvard, and quitting his job to become a struggling – then successful novelist. Alec also shared a bit about his writing tools and techniques. Finally, we explored his new biography entitled: ASTOUNDING, a critical look at the life, writing and mutual influences of four famous scifi authors: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard during the Golden Age of Science Fiction in the 1940s and 50s.

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14:45
GasBuddy app causing repeated iPhone crashes, Apple...

Apple has discovered an esoteric bug that is causing many newer iPhone models, including iPhone XS, iPhone X, and iPhone 8, to repeatedly crash and respring (display a black loading spinner) when the GasBuddy app is installed.

The issue was first publicized by MacRumors. An anonymous Apple retail employee posted the fix on Reddit earlier. GasBuddy has said it is working on a fix. Apple retail has been advised to uninstall the app in the meantime.

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14:40
AWS CEO Andy Jassy Follows Apple In Calling For...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services, followed Apple's lead in calling the for the retraction of Bloomberg's story about spy chips being embedded in servers. "They offered no proof, story kept changing, and showed no interest in our answers unless we could validate their theories," Jassy wrote in a tweet on Monday. "Reporters got played or took liberties. Bloomberg should retract." Apple CEO Tim Cook told Buzzfeed on Friday that the scenario Bloomberg reported never happened and that the October story in Bloomberg Businessweek should be retracted. Bloomberg alleged data center hardware used by Apple and AWS, and provided by server company Super Micro, was under surveillance by the Chinese government, even though almost all the companies named in the report denied Bloomberg's claim. Bloomberg published a denial from AWS alongside its own report, and AWS refuted the report in a more strongly worded six-paragraph blog post entitled...

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14:29
Tim Cook Sends out Jumbo Photos with him meeting...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Joins Stellar Line-Up for 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners." The conference begins on Wednesday where Tim Cook will deliver the keynote.

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14:28
Super Micro CEO joins Tim Cook in calling on...

Earlier today, Super Micro Computer told its customers that it would conduct further checks into Bloomberg’s Chinese spy chip story, despite a lack of evidence to support the claims.

Now, Super Micro CEO Charles Liang has joined Tim Cook in calling on Bloomberg to retract the story completely.

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14:08
Apple Identifies Issue With GasBuddy App Causing...

Apple has identified an "issue" with the GasBuddy app that may result in some iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max devices becoming "unresponsive," according to an internal announcement shared with Apple Stores today. The memo was obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source.

Apple says affected iPhones will have a black screen with an endlessly spinning wheel—aka a respring loop. In its memo, Apple says it is working with GasBuddy to "resolve" the issue, which started "sometime after October 18, 2018."

If a customer reports the issue at an Apple Store, Apple has instructed its Genius Bar employees to force restart the iPhone, and then ask the customer to uninstall the GasBuddy app...

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14:06
Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in...




Apple CEO Tim Cook is making a variety of pitstops in Europe ahead of speaking at Wednesday's European Data Protection Conference, and on Monday visited developers in Berlin and Paris.

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13:27
9to5Mac Daily: October 22, 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.

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12:55
Tim Cook Visits Europe Ahead of Brussels Privacy...

Later this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to speak at the European Data Protection Conference in Brussels during the "Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life" session.

Ahead of the event on Wednesday, Cook is in Europe visiting app developers and filmmakers who work with the iPhone. Cook has been sharing his European adventures on Twitter.

Cook visiting the developers behind Asana Rebel, a yoga app

Cook started off the week in Berlin, where he met with developer Peter Kolski and took a look at mauAR, an upcoming augmented reality app that will display the Berlin Wall as it was prior to its demolition in the 1990s.

Schön, wieder einmal in Berlin zu sein! Thank you @peterkolski and the...

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12:30
Survey Responses: Apple OS Upgrade Plans, NAS...

We’ve been running some quick polls at the end of some recent articles, and we wanted to share results from the first batch. Check them out to see how your opinions and experiences correspond with those of other TidBITS readers.

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11:43
T-Mobile ranks best in customer retention and growth...

CIRP has shared a new analyst note today covering Q3 results for the major US wireless carriers. T-Mobile was the clear leader with the highest customer retention rate as well as seeing the greatest customer growth.

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11:35
eBay launches ‘Instant Selling’ program for used...

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11:27
Review: Ultimate Ears' Boom 3 is a solid...




The latest incarnation of Ultimate Ears' core Boom speaker is a solid option for iPhone, Mac, or iPad owners who want to wirelessly stream their music with a few small perks over some of its rivals.

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11:21
Saudi Arabia Had a Mole Inside Twitter

The New York Times reports that Saudi Arabia “groomed a Saudi employee at Twitter” to help spy on certain user accounts, presumably including that of Jamal Khashoggi.

Many Saudis had hoped that Twitter would democratize discourse by giving everyday citizens a voice, but Saudi Arabia has instead become an illustration of how authoritarian governments can manipulate social media to silence or drown out critical voices while spreading their own version of reality.

Once Arab Spring happened back in 2010-2011, I think that was the moment that governments—authoritarian and otherwise—realized the power of social media as a force for the public. And of course some governments don’t like that.


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11:08
How to Stop Developers From Knowing if you Uninstall...

The secret? Silent notifications. But there’s an easy fix.


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10:50
Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best...

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

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10:49
The White House Encourages Public Service for...

Today the White House will talk with technology companies with a plea to make it easier for tech workers to do public service in government.

For the Trump administration, the hope is that private companies might encourage employees to take leaves of absence to help modernize state and federal agencies — bringing a Silicon Valley sensibility to challenges like improving veterans’ health care and combating cybersecurity threats.

This sounds like a shockingly good idea for the current administration, and maybe it will help to deflate the Silicon Valley bubble a bit.


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10:44
What else at the iPad event, Apple vs Bloomberg –...

Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Kelly Guimont to speculate on what else we’ll see at the iPad event (besides iPads), and Apple going toe-to-toe against Bloomberg.


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10:38
Intel Says 10nm Chip Development is On Track

Responding to claims earlier this morning that it had ended development on its 10nm "Cannon Lake" processors, Intel announced on Twitter that it is "making good progress" on its upcoming 10nm chips.

The announcement followed a claim from SemiAccurate suggesting Intel had killed off its 10nm process. Intel's 10nm chips were supposed to launch at some point in 2016, but have been delayed multiple times due to production difficulties.

According to Intel, yields on its 10nm process are improving "consistent with the timeline" shared during the last earnings report, which means sans additional delays, the chips will come out in 2019.

Media reports published today that Intel is ending work on the 10nm process are untrue. We are making good progress on 10nm. Yields are improving consistent with the timeline we shared during our last earnings report.

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10:29
iPhone XS Max beats Google Pixel 3 XL in speed test...

The latest speed test results are in from YouTuber, PhoneBuff. This time around he pitted the iPhone XS Max against Google’s Pixel 3 XL and the results weren’t pretty for the new Android flagship. However, it seems Google currently has a memory management issue with its Pixel 3, so a redo in the future might better represent real world results.

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10:28
Apple's HomePod has similar market share to...




Although it has a following similar to other high end smart speakers, the Apple HomePod is still being eclipsed in the U.S. market by cheaper offerings by Amazon and Google, newly-published survey data suggests.

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10:27
eBay Competes With Gazelle to Launch an iPhone Trade...

You list your device information, add photos, and get an instant eBay voucher that you can put towards the purchase of a new phone from eBay.


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10:21
Apple releases fifth betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1...

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10:20
Remotix 5.1.1 - Access all your computers from...

Remotix is a fast and powerful application to easily access multiple Macs (and PCs) from your own Mac.

Features

  • Complete Apple Screen Sharing support - including Mac OS X login, clipboard synchronization, Apple adaptive codec and multiple display configurations
  • Advanced RDP implementation with RD Gateway, clipboard sync, bidirectional sound, file system and printer redirection
  • Automatic Bonjour server discovery and network scanners makes it easy to find and connect to other machines
  • Complete SSH tunneling support with public-key and password authentication
  • Remotix Cloud - allows users to access all their computers from anywhere



Version 5.1.1:

  • Compatibility fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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10:11
Jobs at Apple: A Brand New Design

The Jobs at Apple web page has a new design, and there’s a video that gives you a look at what’s like to work for Apple. There are links to teams, Apple Retail, an About page, and students.

This is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people create the world’s most innovative products and experiences. Join us and you’ll do the best work of your life — and make a difference in other people’s lives.


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10:09
Apple rolls out fifth developer betas for iOS 12.1,...




Apple is onto its fifth round of testing for its current generation of operating system betas, with developers in the program able to update their devices with new builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

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10:05
Phil Schiller Defends iPhone XR Screen in Interview

Phil Schiller talks about the iPhone XR, including the iPhone XR screen and why the resolution shouldn’t matter.


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10:04
Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 12.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the fourth beta and more than a month after releasing iOS 12, a major new version of the iOS software.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12 .1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

iOS 12 .1 includes several new features that Apple promised would come to the iPhone XS and XS Max. The beta introduces support for the eSIM, which is a digital SIM that lets you activate a cellular plan from a...

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10:03
Fifth iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 developer...

Apple has released the fifth beta versions of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 for developers. We’ll dig in to the new iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV builds and update with any changes.

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09:59
The HomePod now accounts for 4% of smart speaker...

There’s still hope for a big uptick in HomePod sales. According to a major new consumer survey by Strategy Analytics, the most popular smart speaker model in the U.S. is the Amazon Echo, which accounts for 23% of all smart speakers in use. Including all its models, Amazon accounts for 63% of smart speakers in use, while Google accounts for 17% and Apple 4%. 

The research group also found that there’s plenty of opportunity for other smart speaker brands: when asked to name one brand they would choose for their next smart speaker, 54% of users chose either Amazon, Google or Apple, leaving nearly half the market open to competitors. Bose, Samsung and Sonos are the most preferred alternatives to the “big three.”

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09:56
Muse’s ‘Simulation Theory’ album artwork created...

iPad Pro and Apple Pencil can do really amazing stuff when you put some time and effort into it. A great example of this is the new album artwork for the musical artist Muse.

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09:53
Analyst: iPhone Xr sales outpacing those of the...

In a note to clients — as noted by 9to5Mac — Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that, though stock of the iPhone Xr, remains good, the smartphone is outpacing the 2017 sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

He expects Apple to sell 33 million to 35 million units of the Xr this quarter. In total, the analyst thinks the tech giant will move 75 million to 80 million smartphones. 

The iPhone Xr is now available for pre-order and will begin shipping this Friday. It’s available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED starting at $749 from apple.com and Apple Stores, and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).



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09:49
Intel rebuffs claims that 10nm chip fabrication...




A report claims Intel is giving up on its 10-nanometer process for chip production after enduring numerous delays and yield issues over the last few years, with Intel already declaring it as "untrue" and that it is continuing to make "good progress" on the process.

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09:46
Apple Search Ads could generate $2 billion by 2020

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi predicts that Apple’s Search Ad business will generate $500 million this fiscal year and $2 billion by 2020.

Search Ads is an App Store ad program designed to simplify the advertising process to eliminate keywords and bids. The company’s intelligent automation creates the ad and matches it to interested users.

In June Apple announced that its Search Ads Advanced platform allows developers to create more ad variations using all of the screenshots and app previews from their App Store product page. The tech giant says Search Ads Advanced “is ideal for developers or agencies who want access to powerful marketing tools they can use to control campaigns and the audiences who see their ads.” There’s no budget maximum.

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09:43
Americans Can Now Download Their Apple Data

Europeans have been able to download all of their Apple data for a few months, and now US residents can do the same.

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09:38
Lowest price anywhere: Apple's loaded 2017 15...




B&H has just issued a new price drop on Apple's high-end Mid 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro. Packed with upgrades, including a 3.1GHz Core i7 processor, 1TB of storage space and top-of-the-line Radeon 560 graphics, this premium laptop is now $900 off, bringing the price down to $2,499 with free expedited shipping.

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09:35
HomePod is Ninth Most Popular Smart Speaker in...

Apple's HomePod is the ninth most popular smart speaker model in the United States, according to an online survey of 1,011 smart speaker users conducted by research firm Strategy Analytics in July and August.

The top eight positions are held by various Amazon Echo and Google Home models in the Strategy Analytics rankings. The standard Amazon Echo tops the list with an estimated 23 percent share of the U.S. installed base of smart speakers, while the HomePod is estimated to have just four percent market share.

  • Amazon Echo: 23%

  • Amazon Echo Dot: 21%
  • Google Home: 8%
  • Google Home Mini: 7%
  • Amazon Echo Plus: 5%
  • Amazon Echo Spot: 4%
  • Amazon Echo Show: 4%
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    09:31
    9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7-inch iPad $285, Anker...

    9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

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    09:30
    AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’...

    Your Apple gear wasn’t cheap. And if you drop your iPhone, your iPad stops turning on one day, or your Mac’s hard drive just ups and dies on you, getting it repaired probably won’t be cheap either.

    Apple includes a one-year limited warranty with all hardware so if there’s a manufacturing defect, you’ll be covered. To also protect against accidental damage, plus extend the original warranty for longer and enjoy free tech support, you can opt to purchase AppleCare+. Here’s what it is, what it covers, and what you can expect to pay. Is AppleCare+ worth it? Only you can decide for your own situation, but this should be everything you need to know to make a smart choice.

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    09:18
    Apple looking at $2 billion from Search Ad business...




    An analyst is predicting that Apple's Search Ad business will generate $500 million in fiscal year 2018 alone -- with it potentially quadrupling without any extra push by Apple or increase in ad prices by 2020.

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    09:17
    How to create a macOS Mojave USB installer the easy...

    We’ve covered how to use simple terminal commands to create a macOS Mojave USB installer in the past, but understand that not everyone is comfortable fooling around with the Terminal. With this in mind, we’ve created a brief tutorial highlighting an alternative method that’s as simple as it gets. Watch our hands-on video for the details. more…

    The post How to create a macOS Mojave USB installer the easy way [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    08:53
    Photos: Documenting LA’s Tower Theatre before Apple’...

    Many of the most culturally significant metropolitan centers in the United States — like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco — are home to the latest prominent Apple retail stores. Los Angeles has long been an exception, lacking a downtown location of any kind. That’s set to change, as Apple has confirmed plans to establish a major presence at the Tower Theatre in L.A.’s Broadway Theater District. The new store will undoubtedly drive increased foot traffic and new development in the city’s historic core, transforming the culture around it. 9to5Mac visited the Broadway District to document the Tower Theatre’s condition before Apple’s renovation and the downtown community as it exists today.

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    08:48
    Apple App Store search ads on track to be $2 billion...

    You know the ads that you see for apps above search results on the App Store? Apple started rolling out App Store search ads two years ago, and now at least one analyst believes the feature could be a $2 billion business all on its own in two years.

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    08:26
    Apple reveals iPhone XR repair fees

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    08:23
    Backup and Sync 3.43.1584.4446 - File backup and...

    Backup and Sync (was Google Drive) is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you're working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé, or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs, and beyond.

    Features

    • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Backup and Sync, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
    • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere--on the Web, in your...
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    08:20
    Foldable Notebooks and new Mobile Device Form...

    Earlier this morning Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Launched new Low-Cost Laptops today while announcing work on Laptops with Foldable Displays and more." What does that even mean to have a "foldable display" on a laptop? It sounds so futuristic and yet so insanely mixed up all at the same time. It could be something that no one has on their radar screen or it could be that Samsung is working with Intel's two projects known as "Tiger Rapids" and 'Copper Harbor," that represent dual display mobile devices.

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    08:20
    BetterTouchTool 2.646 - 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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    08:16
    Kuo: iPhone XR pre-order demand high as availability...

    Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new note on iPhone XR pre-order demand. As he previously predicted, the new device is outpacing the sales of iPhone 8/8 Plus from last year even as stock of XR remains good.

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    08:11
    iPhone XR won't just buoy holiday quarter, but...




    Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is seeing better pre-order demand for the iPhone XR than the iPhone 8, with the analyst noting that other supply chain and retail monitors may be misinterpreting consumer behaviors.

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    08:06
    Kuo: iPhone XR Pre-Order Demand Over First Weekend...

    iPhone XR pre-order demand in the first three days of the device's availability was "better than that" of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during the same period last year, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

    In a research note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said that although pre-order demand immediately after launch has been lower for the iPhone XR versus the flagship iPhone XS models, overall iPhone XR shipment momentum is "more stable" because it is driving more customers to upgrade than the iPhone 8 series.

    Kuo added that iPhone XR shipping estimates on Apple.com do not indicate exact demand—many models remain available for launch day delivery on Friday—as the type of customers interested in the device are more general users,...

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    07:57
    One month later: iPhone XS against the iPhone X in...




    At the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, most reviewers including ourselves agreed that those who purchased an iPhone X should skip the iPhone XS model and wait another year. After after a month with the iPhone XS Max, the answer isn't so clear cut.

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    07:19
    iPhone Ownership Among American Teens Remains Steady...

    American teenagers are still choosing Apple's iPhone over the competition, with 82 percent of surveyed U.S. teens saying that they own an iPhone, according to Piper Jaffray's latest survey (via Business Insider).

    This number has grown steadily from 76 percent in April 2017 to 78 percent in October 2017, and it now appears to have plateaued temporarily in 2018, as 82 percent of teens said they owned an iPhone back in April.

    Looking to the future, 86 percent of teens surveyed said that they plan on buying an iPhone as their next smartphone. This is an increase from 84 percent in the spring....

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    07:18
    iPhone XR repair pricing revealed, screen...




    Apple has announced repair costs for the iPhone XR, with AppleCare+ fees remaining the same as other phones, but out of warranty fees commensurately lower in comparison to the retail price of the phone, and similar in price to screen repairs on the Galaxy S9 with Samsung parts.

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    07:16
    Phil Schiller gives his take on iPhone XR naming and...

    Apple SVP Phil Schiller has conducted a lengthy interview with Engadget, ahead of the launch of the iPhone XR. The new iPhone went up for preorder on Friday and remains in good supply so far today, but analysts believe it will ultimately prove to be the bestselling model out of the XR, XS and XS Max.

    The interview tackles two areas of the iPhone XR debut that have been causing quite a stir in the wider Apple community; why exactly is it called ‘XR’ and the quality of its less-than-1080p display …

    more…

    The post Phil Schiller gives his take on iPhone XR naming and ‘720p’ screen resolution controversy in new interview appeared first on...

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    07:10
    American teens still keen on Apple’s iPhone (and the...

    Eighty-two percent of teens surveyed by the Piper Jaffray firm say they own an iPhone, and 86% say their next phone will be an iPhone, reports Business Insider.

    Only 10% say their next device will run Google’s Android operating system. That’s was down from 11% in the spring, according to Piper Jaffray's semi-annual teens survey.

    Apple has been dominant among teens for the past five years but Piper Jaffray says that the proportion of teens who intend to purchase a new iPhone is the highest it has ever seen.

    The survey was also good news for the Apple Watch. Apple’s smartwatch is the number two most preferred watch brand — behind Rolex — with 17% of teens surveyed saying it's their favorite watch brand.

    Piper Jaffray’s results are drawn from about 8,600 responses from teens across 48 states with an average age of 16...

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    07:10
    Apple designed 371 logos for its Oct. 30 event...

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    07:03
    iPhone XR name inspired by 'extra special...




    Prior to the availability of the iPhone XR and after the pre-orders started, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller had an interview to talk about the road to the device, and why Apple made it so soon after the technology behind it debuted in the iPhone X.

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    07:00
    Sir Jony Ive Interviewed by Financial Times

    Apple Chief Design Officer Sir Jony Ive was interviewed by The Financial Times of London. The first part of the story can be skipped, since it’s about waiting, meetings past, and snacks, but the second half includes some interesting comments on Apple Watch. Here’s a snippet:

    “I think we have been lulled into this sense that people will accept new products and services very quickly, and I don’t believe that’s true at all,” [Sir Jony] says. “Very often, so much of what a product ends up being able to do isn’t what you initially thought. If you’re creating something new, it is inevitable there will be consequences that were not foreseen — some that will be great, and then there are those that aren’t as positive. There is a responsibility to try and predict as many of the consequences as possible and I think you have a moral responsibility to try to understand, try to mitigate those that you didn’t predict.”

    ...

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    07:00
    Apple is the most popular private company to work...

    Apple is the most popular private company to work for in Britain, according to new data released by job site Indeed — as noted by The Scotsman

    The tech giant topped the list that was compiled from responses of tens of thousands of staff at various firms. Apple rated particularly highly for work culture, salary and benefits. 

    The top ranking companies were identified using a variety of factors, such as average rating, number of reviews and the history of job openings. Bill Richards, UK managing director at Indeed, told The Scotsman that employees who took part often gave the highest scores to companies offering career progression, flexible working and perks rather than just a high salary.



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    06:56
    iPhone XR repair cheaper than iPhone X/XS, roughly...

    If you’re planning to buy Apple’s latest iPhone, and wondering whether or not to get AppleCare+, the company has today revealed how much an iPhone XR repair will cost if you don’t.

    The good news is that the iPhone XR repair cost is significantly lower than that of an iPhone X or XS …

    more…

    The post iPhone XR repair cheaper than iPhone X/XS, roughly on par with iPhone 8 Plus appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    06:51
    Super Micro reviewing its hardware in search for...




    Super Micro will be reviewing its products for any signs of chips or other malicious hardware added during its production, in a bid to clear itself following a report claiming Chinese spies had implanted the components to perform espionage on Apple and other western companies.

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    06:47
    Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App...




    Live streaming service YouTube TV is in some cases apologizing for an outage last Tuesday with $10 in automatic App Store credit, arranged in conjunction with Apple.

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    06:38
    Phil Schiller on iPhone XR Display: 'If You Can...

    Engadget's Chris Velazco recently sat down for an interview with Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller to discuss all things iPhone XR. We've rounded up some of Schiller's comments about the device below.

    What the "R" stands for in iPhone XR:I love cars and things that go fast, and R and S are both letters used to denote sport cars that are really extra special.How the iPhone X led to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR:We had this technology we were working on for many years to be the future of the iPhone. It was a huge ask of the engineering team to get it to market last year, and they did. ... We knew that if we could bring that to market and it was successful very quickly after that, we needed to grow the line and make it available to more people.Making...

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    06:28
    Dashlane 6.1841.0 - Password manager and secure...

    Dashlane is an award-winning service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster.

    Features

    • Express checkout
    • Password manager
    • Automatic login
    • Automatic form-filling
    • Secure and encrypted notes
    • Keep your data secure and private
    • Multi-platform and synced to the cloud

    Dashlane comes in two service levels: Free and Premium. Compare the plans.



    Version 6.1841.0:

    • This version fixed a crash of the app at login and other minor bugs



    • OS X 10.12 or later



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    06:27
    Piper Jaffray survey: Record 82% of U.S. teens have...

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt, quoting a Piper Jaffray survey update:

    Apple’s share of smartphone ownership was unchanged in the Piper Jaffray Taking Stock With Teens survey. Of ~8,500 respondents, 82% have an iPhone, the highest percentage we have seen in our survey. The iPhone may have room to move higher, however, with 86% of teens anticipating their next phone to be an iPhone, the highest ever recorded in our survey (up from 84% in Spring-18). Android was the runner up with 10%, down from 11% in the spring.

    This is US teens, not world-wide ownership. But strong news for Apple, increasing their hold on the next generation of (well heeled?) phone buyers.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    06:26
    Bearish analyst fears weak iPhone XS & iPhone XR...




    Preorders for the iPhone XR are better than the equivalents for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, according to Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang, but that hasn't stopped the analyst from reducing expectations for the value-oriented iPhone release.

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    06:16
    Apple debuts USB-C Apple Watch charger

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    06:14
    US teens more interested than ever in iPhone, Apple...

    A large-scale survey of US teens has found that intention to buy an iPhone its at its highest ever level, some 86% of them stating that it will be their next smartphone purchase …

    more…

    The post US teens more interested than ever in iPhone, Apple Watch second choice after … Rolex appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    06:09
    A compelling pitch for working at Apple

    [VIDEO] From Apple’s newly redesigned Jobs at Apple site:

    We bring amazing people together to make amazing things happen.

    We’re a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continuously reimagining our products and practices to help people do what they love in new ways. That innovation is inspired by a shared commitment to great work — and to each other. Because learning from the people here means we’re learning from the best.

    This is a love letter, calling to creative people who want a place to work that channels their best, gives them an opportunity to create innovative products.

    The video embedded in the main Loop post does a nice job bringing this all home. Really well done. [Via MacRumors]

    ...

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    06:04
    iPhone XR Repair Fees Without AppleCare+: $199 for...

    Apple has detailed out-of-warranty repair fees for the iPhone XR ahead of the smartphone's launch on Friday.

    In the United States, Apple will charge $199 to repair a damaged iPhone XR screen and $399 to repair other damage to the device, unless it is a manufacturing defect covered by Apple's standard one-year limited warranty. Prices vary in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and other countries.

    How that stacks up to Apple's out-of-warranty repair fees for other iPhones:

  • iPhone XR: $199 for screen damage, $399 for other damage
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    06:00
    Apple Signs Lease for 300,000 Square Feet of Bay...

    It’s not yet known what Apple intends to do with the space, as it could be used for manufacturing, research and development, or warehousing needs.


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    06:00
    Rev up your career in 2019: Get The Complete Learn...

    If you’ve been thinking about getting a new job or promotion next year, perhaps it’s time to get started on preparing for the new career. We have just the thing to jump-start your career aspirations: The Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle ($39). This bundle provides 9 classes with 619 individual online lessons that can teach you the skills you’ll need to be a developer.

    For just $39 for a limited time, you get:

    • Basic Introduction to C++ For Beginners ($200 value)

    • Become a Full Stack Web Developer: Beginner to Advanced ($200 value)

    • Build Responsive Real World Websites with HTML5 and CSS3 ($200...

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    05:53
    Firefox 63.0 - Fast, safe Web browser.

    Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

    The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

    Features

    • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
    • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
    • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



    Version 63.0:

    • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



    • OS X 10.9 or later



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    05:48
    Apple's redesigned jobs site includes new...




    Apple has launched a redesigned jobs website, most prominently including a new video aimed at selling people on the iPhone maker's corporate culture.

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    05:48
    Super Micro will conduct further Chinese spy chip...

    Super Micro Computer has told its customers that it will conduct further checks into Bloomberg’s Chinese spy chip claims despite the lack of evidence.

    The announcement follows Tim Cook’s call for Bloomberg to retract the story …

    more…

    The post Super Micro will conduct further Chinese spy chip review despite lack of evidence appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    05:48
    GraphicConverter 10.6.6 - $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 10.6.6:
    New features

    • Browser: Digital Lightroom mode when using light mode in Mojave (preferences: Browser)
    • Image: menu commands to change rating/label
    • Browser context menu: merge two movie clips
    • Browser action: apply LUT

    Updated features:

    • Localizations updated
    • Document context menu: added Save As and Save Copy As
    • Updated dynaPDF
    • Updated ExifTool
    • Browser: added optional...
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    05:20
    Samsung Launched new Low-Cost Laptops today while...

    Next Tuesday Apple will be launching new products. The main focus will be on delivering a new iPad Pro with Face ID that has a more iPhone X look to it. The other major focus will be on a new low cost MacBook. Samsung took the opportunity to launch their new low-cost laptop today and surprised the media with an announcement about a pro laptop in the works with ..

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    05:13
    iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR specs, side by side

    Scroll down towards the bottom of the article for a nice data table filled with all the specs for the three newest models, alongside the iPhone X. A terrific way to see what’s new and different for each model.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    05:08
    M.G.Siegler: A Few Thoughts on the iPhone XS Max

    M.G. Siegler:

    A month later, I think I’ve determined I actually prefer the ‘X’ — and now the ‘XS’ — size. This wasn’t the case when “downgrading” from a ‘Plus’ phone to the “regular” iPhone in generations past — I found the smaller versions to be almost comically small when switching between the two. With the ‘Max’ to the ‘X’ or ‘XS’, to be honest, I just like the latter form factor more — I find it to be a more natural size that feels better in the hand.

    The comically small comment is interesting to me. I know a host of people who yearn for a new version of the SE form factor. There are people with small hands and/or terrific eyesight and/or small pockets that miss that size.

    Same thing with Apple Watch. There are people with smaller wrists for whom even the old 38mm form factor was too large.

    My instinct here is that the reason Apple won’t stay small is not strictly a market research response (i.e., customers don’t want small) but, instead, that Apple...

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    05:06
    YouTube TV outage: company apologizes and offers $10...

    There was a YouTube TV outage last week, and if you were one of those affected, the company says that it wants to ‘make this right’ …

    more…

    The post YouTube TV outage: company apologizes and offers $10 credit for Apple’s App Store appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    05:00
    CrashPlan for Home Ends Today

    If you’ve had your head in the sand about the impending discontinuation of CrashPlan for Home, today is the day your backups will stop working and all your CrashPlan Central data will be deleted.

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    05:00
    Populele – the Smart Ukulele: $179

    We have a fun deal of the day for you, Populele. It’s a smart ukelele, by which I mean it interacts with an app. It also has LED-lit frets that work with the app to help teach you how to play. You also get real-time feedback and correction via sound-responsive technology. It works with iOS and Android, and it’s $179 through our deal.


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    04:42
    Apple & other tech giants may face EU universal...




    Apple and other major companies should be subjected to a minimum rate of corporation tax in all countries, Germany's finance minister has proposed, in order to prevent technology giants and other multinational organizations from evading taxes, despite the multinationals presently obeying all the laws presently in place.

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    04:41
    ‘Do more than you ever thought possible,’ says new...

    The Apple jobs website has been revamped, with a new video providing a taste of what it’s like to work for one of the world’s most desirable employers.

    Do more than you ever thought possible. Have more impact than you ever imagined.

    This is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people create the world’s most innovative products and experiences. Join us and you’ll do the best work of your life — and make a difference in other people’s lives.

    more…

    The post ‘Do more than you ever thought possible,’ says new Apple jobs website appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    04:10
    Latest renders show the 2018 iPad Pro designs we can...

    New renders have been created of what we’re expecting to see from the 2018 iPad Pro models when they are unveiled next week. More are shown below.

    They show the much slimmer bezels we’re expecting to see as Apple looks to roll out the iPhone X/XS design language to its flagship tablets …

    more…

    The post Latest renders show the 2018 iPad Pro designs we can expect to see on October 30 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    04:06
    iPhone XR inventories looking steady for launch day...

    If you’re hankering for an iPhone XR, it looks like there’s a good amount of inventory to meet demand, with the exception of certain T-Mobile models.

    The handset officially went up for pre-order on Friday, with the first orders slated to arrive to buyers next Friday, October 26th. Over 24 hours later, iPhone XR shipping times are holding steady through Apple’s Online Store with the exception of T-Mobile models.

    As of Friday, every color and storage capacity for the iPhone XR remained available for launch day delivery on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. This means that if you order today, you’ll still receive your device on Friday, October 26th.

    There might be some issues where T-Mobile customers are concerned. As of Friday, the blue, PRODUCT(RED), and coral models in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB are delayed until November 5th through November 12th.

    Additionally, the yellow T-Mobile iPhone XR shipping has slipped to November 15th through November 12th in 64GB...

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    04:00
    watchOS 5: How to Silence Siri

    For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to shut Siri up on the Apple Watch—and it doesn’t involve Silent Mode. If you’re easily embarrassed by your voice assistant shouting at you, then you’ll like this!


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    04:00
    Fluance’s AB40 High Performance Soundbase works...

    Can’t afford Dolby Atmos speakers? Well, then check out Fluance’s AB40 High Performance Soundbase, a solid accessory for a TV connected to your Apple TV and set-top box. It provides a convincing surround sound effect without the need for multiple speakers, a subwoofer, amplifiers or wiring. 

    The AB40 ($249.99) boasts a commanding frequency as low as 30Hz without a down-firing subwoofer. It features Fluance’s 3D Sound, which uses Grammy Award winning sound processing technology.

    Fluance’s 3D Sound uses bass boost and psychoacoustics to calculate precise harmonics that are related to the fundamental tones of sound, virtually reproducing the lowest frequencies. The result is a clean, deep bass performance.

    The AB40 features dual one-inch high performance tweeters and four three-inch aluminum lightweight, rigid drivers that produce cleaner vocals and dialogue at any volume. Two of...

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    04:00
    Google Home Hub review: The least-expensive smart...

    Google definitely got the price right, even if the Google Home Hub can't make video calls.

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    04:00
    What to do when FileVault won't turn on

    After a recent inexplicable problem on my MacBook, in which macOS would complete loading but never get past the blank screen before the Desktop appeared, I had to revert to a clone. (Even reinstalling macOS didn’t work.) I then upgraded to Mojave. Somewhere in there, an important piece of macOS “fell out,” metaphorically.

    Apple added the concept in 10.13 High Sierra of a “secure token” to the first account created in macOS on installation or after upgrade as part of the process that allows you to use FileVault. There’s almost no information about this feature, and there’s no way to determine from macOS’s graphical features whether an account has it set.

    To read this article in full, please click here

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    03:57
    VueScan 9.6.20 - Scanner software with advanced...

    VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

    Why should you use VueScan?

    • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
    • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
    • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
    • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
    • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

    The list of supported scanners is...

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    03:30
    How to set up Universal Clipboard on macOS Mojave...

    The Universal Clipboard feature in macOS Mojave and iOS 12 allows you to copy content, including text, images, photos and video from one Apple device and paste it in another. For example, you can browse a recipe on your Mac and paste the ingredients right to the grocery list on your iPhone.

    The cool thing about Universal Clipboard is that you don’t have to turn on any settings for it to work. It just happens automatically as long as all your Mac and iOS devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. Also, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone and/or iPad.

    Hello, World!

    With these steps implemented, you can copy on one device, go to another, and paste the data (text, photos, or videos) into another. You’ll need to be running iOS 10/11/12and macOS Sierra/High Sierra/Mojave to take advantage of Universal Clipboard.

    (This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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    03:04
    WhatsApp now optimized for iPhone XR and iPhone XS...

    WhatsApp has today updated with native screen resolution support for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, in addition to a couple new features for all customers. You can find the new update, version 2.18.100, in the App Store for free.

    more…

    The post WhatsApp now optimized for iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max, adds continuous voice message playback appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    03:00
    Apple releases Apple Watch Magnetic Charger to USB-C...

    This could be a signal as to where Apple is going with its accessories, or just another means of charging your Apple Watch from your Mac or Windows PC.

    Apple has released a USB-C Magnetic Charger cable for the Apple Watch.

    The new charger cable works just like the USB A version the Apple Watch ships with. The exception, of course, is that it has a USB-C instead of USB A plug.

    The Apple Watch Magnetic Charger to USB-C Cable is .3 meters long and retails for $29.00.

    It’s available through Apple’s online store and should be in stores soon.

    If you get a chance to test out the Apple Watch Magnetic Charger to USB-C Cable and have any feedback to offer, let us know what you make of it in the comments.

    Via The Mac Observer and the...

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    03:00
    Apple wants your iPhone to offer suggestions based...

    Apple has filed for a patent (number 20180300357) for “dynamic location search suggestions based on travel itineraries” that would allow your iPhone to make recommendations based on your travel plans.

    In the patent filing, Apple notes that smartphones provide access to numerous sources of data and can run apps that organize and allow searching of information for specific topics. For example, weather apps may allow users to search for and/or select locations (e.g., cities) and to store the selected locations for use in retrieving information about local weather conditions, forecasts, radar, etc. Each time the app is opened, the local information can be updated for each of the stored locations.

    Other types of applications can perform similar operations to, for example, retrieve other types of local information for one or more selected locations each time an app is opened or activated from a background or hibernation state. In addition to allowing users to search for...

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    03:00
    Best universal remote control

    Which remote control is the best companion for your smart TV and the rest of your entertainment system.

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    03:00
    Logitech Harmony Hub review: The essential kit for...

    Logitech's Harmony Hub is like a command center for your various home entertainment gear and smart home appliances, which you can control using your phone or Alexa voice commands.

    | Read more »
    03:00
    Logitech Harmony 665 review: The best standalone...

    Logitech's standalone Harmony 665 universal remote offers great value, with plenty of flexibility and power for entertainment buffs.

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    03:00
    Logitech Harmony 350 review: Only the basics in a...

    Logitech's Harmony 350 universal remote is amazingly affordable at less than $40 retail, but a powerful upgrade isn’t much more costly.

    | Read more »
    03:00
    Logitech Harmony Companion review: Enhancing the...

    Logitech's Harmony Companion extends the power of the standalone Harmony Hub, and is a good value for users with basic entertainment and smart-home needs.

    | Read more »
    03:00
    Logitech Harmony Elite review: The top of the line...

    Logitech's Harmony Elite is the premier universal remote for smart home and entertainment enthusiasts.

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    00:01
    How to customize Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

    Do Not Disturb saw a small change in iOS 12. Rather than being a simple on/off switch, Apple now gives users a few more options when enabling the feature. Follow along to learn how to customize Do Not Disturb in iOS 12.

    more…

    The post How to customize Do Not Disturb in iOS 12 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    00:00
    How to use flashlight with iPhone

    Whether you’re new to iPhone or want to learn a new way to use the flashlight, follow along for three ways to use flashlight with iPhone.

    more…

    The post How to use flashlight with iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    Sunday October 21

    21:19
    Apple Launches Redesigned Jobs Website: 'Do...

    Apple today launched a redesigned Jobs at Apple website, complete with a new video highlighting work across the company.

    The website now provides more detailed information about the various teams at Apple, grouped into the following categories: hardware, software and services, design, operations and supply chain, marketing, corporate functions, sales and business development...

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    20:59
    Audio Hijack 3.5.5 - Record and enhance audio from...

    Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack - it's the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.

    Audio Hijack will allow you to record any application's audio, from Internet streams to DVD audio and everywhere in between. If your machine can play it, Audio Hijack can record it. And that's not all - Audio Hijack will also enhance any audio, unsing industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible. Record. Enhance. Enjoy!



    Version 3.5.5:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

    Major Enhancements:

    • Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.1.2, with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) compatibility and a fix for capturing audio from Voice Memos and other ports from iOS to Mac ("Marzipan" apps)...
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    20:56
    Molecule-level 'CT scans' could lead to...

    Scientists like to use x-rays when determining chemical structures to develop drugs, but it's an agonizingly slow process. As they need large, pure crystals, it can take weeks or even years to produce something big enough for studying. However, th...

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    19:22
    VW starts work on its first large-scale EV factory

    VW's grandiose electric car plans just became more tangible. The automaker has started building its first group-wide, large-scale EV production factory in Anting, about 19 miles west of Shanghai. When it's up and running in 2020, the plant will bui...

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    17:40
    The latest Xprize winner harvests drinking water...

    Judges have chosen the winner of the Water Abundance Xprize, and it might just be vital to solving some of the world's most difficult shortages. The Skysource/Skywater Alliance has earned $1.5 million for WEDEW (Wood to Energy Deployed Water), a sys...

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    16:20
    How Kids Are Circumventing iOS 12’s Screen Time...

    Apple’s Screen Time feature is designed to help parents limit their kids’ device usage, but the little nippers are already finding ways to defeat it. Is anyone surprised?

    Read original article

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    16:10
    Facebook reportedly aims to buy a 'major'...

    Facebook is still reeling from the hack that exposed 29 million users, but it may have a solution: go shopping. Sources talking to The Information claim that Facebook is accelerating plans to buy a "major" cybersecurity company, and has already offe...

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    14:37
    NYPD pulls 2,990 body cameras after one catches fire

    The NYPD's plan to outfit every officer with body cameras has run into trouble. The department has pulled about 2,990 Vievu LE-5 cameras across the city after one officer's camera caught fire near a Staten Island precinct. There's a "possible product...

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    14:17
    How to unlock five additional themes in Tweetbot 5...

    Tweetbot 5 was released to the public last week, bringing a handful of new features including a true dark mode, GIF integration, iPhone XS Max support, and more. Somewhat hidden in the update, however, are a slew of new theme options.

    more…

    The post How to unlock five additional themes in Tweetbot 5 for iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    13:04
    Oppo is the latest to be caught cheating on phone...

    You can add another big name to the list of phone makers found cheating on benchmarks. UL Benchmarks has delisted Oppo's Find X and F7 phones from its 3DMark charts after testing from itself and Tech2 revealed that both devices were artificially ram...

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    12:10
    The cheating scandal that has shaken the world of...

    These kinds of insanely difficult tests, like this and “The Knowledge” for London taxi drivers, always fascinate me.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    12:04
    Huawei's Mate 20 Pro introduces an Under...

    For iPhone fans there is no other smartphone to consider and rightfully so, they're excellent premium smartphones overall. With that said, I usually watch the reviews of the top Android smartphones launching every year looking for new features that might make their way to the iPhone (or iPad) in the future. In this report we focus on 2 new features debuting on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

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    11:33
    Google Gboard's floating keys make your giant...

    Google is giving you the power to make its mobile keyboard float and to move it anywhere you want to. No need to chant Wingardium Leviosa -- it's Le-vi-O-sa, by the way -- just tap on Gboard's G icon, and you'll find the "Floating" option under its m...

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    10:12
    Get ‘Cirkus’ Mac and iOS task management app for...

    Cirkus is a new task management app for teams that you can currently get for free for both Mac and iOS. For a limited time, you can download Cirkus for Mac and iOS today for free.

    Below we go hands-on with the app that includes features for task management, project organization, and team communication and collaboration via easy-to-use native apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad…

    more…

    The post Get ‘Cirkus’ Mac and iOS task management app for free [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    10:01
    Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software...

    Audi's E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you're going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the electric SUV's arrival by four weeks due a "software development issue," a spokesman told...

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    09:03
    Hands on with the 40mm women's Hermes Apple...




    The Edition and ceramic models of Apple Watch are long gone, but if you're looking for the cream of the crop within the Apple Watch lineup, the Hermes models are here for you. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the feminine-skewing 40mm Apple Watch Series 4.

    | Read more »
    09:01
    LG Ultra Fine 4K monitors are on sale for $269 today...




    Amazon-owned Woot is running a flash sale on LG's Ultra Fine 4K display. Grab the factory reconditioned USB-C model, which is compatible with Apple's current iMacs and MacBook Pros, for $430 off with free shipping for Prime members. Prices are valid today only while supplies last.

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    08:40
    Audio Hijack 3.5.5 - Record and enhance audio from...

    Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack - it's the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.

    Audio Hijack will allow you to record any application's audio, from Internet streams to DVD audio and everywhere in between. If your machine can play it, Audio Hijack can record it. And that's not all - Audio Hijack will also enhance any audio, unsing industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible. Record. Enhance. Enjoy!



    Version 3.5.5:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

    Major Enhancements:

    • Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.1.2, with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) compatibility and a fix for capturing audio from Voice Memos and other ports from iOS to Mac ("Marzipan" apps)...
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    08:30
    After Math: Paying more for less

    The rent is too damn high unless you're living in a van down by the river, medical care routinely puts people into bankruptcy, gas prices are still floating around $3 a gallon nationwide and Senator Ted "Zodiac Killer" Cruz is worried that his six fi...

    | Read more »
    07:00
    How to Use Your Existing Phone Overseas

    By Geoffrey Morrison

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

    | Read more »
    06:00
    Do Apple products warrant their premium price in...

    I was recently in Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, and I visited the Microsoft store, the Apple store, and a pop-up Amazon shop. As I wandered through all three of them, I began to ponder the state of each company when I look ahead to the next generation of consumer technology. As I walked through each of them, this thought kept popping into my head: do Apple products warrant their premium price? Are Apple products a premium experience, or is it all about the Apple brand?

    more…

    The post Do Apple products warrant their premium price in 2018? appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    05:01
    Electric cars could store energy in their carbon...

    Electric cars typically need larger, denser batteries if they're going to meet the range expectations of people used to gas-powered vehicles, but available space and weight limit the size of that battery. Researchers might have a solution: turn the...

    | Read more »
    00:54
    Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home...

    Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices,...

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    Saturday October 20

    20:59
    Uncrook 1.2 - Uncrook - Straighten horizons.

    Uncrook - Straighten horizons.

    You just took a bunch of great pictures, but the horizon is crooked on some of them? A great sunset over the ocean. Mountains in the background of your hiking trip snaps. Beautiful countryside pictures from your last vacation. It’s hard to enjoy great photos if the horizon is not even. Uncrook is the app you need. Just select the photos you want to straighten and Uncrook does it for you. Completely automatic! You can edit images individually as well, but the batch mode is the fastest and easiest way to get your photos straightened out.

    Features:

    • automatically straighten horizon
    • batch mode to realign several photos at the same time
    • editor for individual realignment
    • preserve image format or maximize image size



    Version 1.2:

    • Now supports import of HEIC files.



    • macOS 10.13 or later

    ...

    | Read more »
    20:59
    PCalc 4.6.3 - Full-featured scientific calculator.

    PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit conversions.

    Includes a Notification Center widget, and support for Handoff with the iOS 8 version.



    Version 4.6.3:

    • An option for using minimalist or normal window buttons, and made normal the default
    • An option for currencies to show four decimal places
    • A new line display type which always shows the x register as a fraction
    • A problem setting the display background color for the "Dark Night" theme
    • A problem with custom colors not applying to the dark widget theme
    • A problem with the "Advanced" section of the preferences being too tall for some screens
    • A problem dragging windows around
    • A problem with windows being opened off screen



    • OS X...

    | Read more »
    20:59
    xScope 4.3.3 - 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!
    • ...
    | Read more »
    20:58
    Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution...

    There's little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently published University of North Carolina study might have produced a more tangible figur...

    | Read more »
    19:34
    Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit...

    While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has published data showing that Facebook carried ads...

    | Read more »
    18:10
    Watch the visual effects for 'Ant-Man and The...

    One of the most entertaining aspects of Ant-Man and The Wasp was how the film played with the characters' shrinking and growing powers. Marvel obviously relied on CGI to turn that building into a roller suitcase and that Helly Kitty pez dispenser int...

    | Read more »
    16:37
    Tesla's future 'dog mode' would...

    Tesla already has a feature to prevent its electric car interiors from overheating. Not everyone knows that, though, and that's a problem when people may call the cops or break into your ride to rescue a pet that's actually quite safe. You might no...

    | Read more »
    16:30
    Independent NY Repair Shop Owner takes his Battle...

    Patently Apple posted a report in early 2017 titled "Apple Set to Fight 'Right to Repair' Legislation in Nebraska." Earlier this month we posted another report on the right to repair titled "Apple has Introduced 'Software Locks' that shut out Independent Repair Shops from Fixing 2018 iMac Pro & MacBook Pro Computers." One of the loudest Apple opponents on the right to repair issue is Louis Rossman of Rossman Repair Group in New York. Our report covers Rossman's interview with a Canadian TV news channel over a repair he does for $150 and Apple's price of $1000. Our report also covers how a normal battery order for Rossman got seized by U.S. Customs

    | Read more »
    15:37
    Apple snaps up massive manufacturing space in...




    Apple has reportedly secured a 10-year lease for a Milpitas warehouse measuring almost 314,000 square feet, raising questions about the company's intentions.

    | Read more »
    15:05
    Google Assistant may soon have a web app for lists...

    Google Assistant might soon have its own list- and note-taking functions instead of leaning on third-party apps. The 9to5Google team has sifted through the Google search app's code to discover an unannounced "Lists and Notes" web app for Assistant t...

    | Read more »
    14:14
    Apple Files for 'Liquid Retina' Trademark...

    On September 12th Apple introduced the economical iPhone XR with a next-gen LCD display that Apple is marketing as the "Liquid Retina." In the last week Apple has filed for the 'Liquid Retina' trademark in both the U.S. and China (Hong Kong). Apple filed their trademark under international class 09 for hardware with a couple of interesting descriptors.

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    13:36
    Lightweight gloves help you touch virtual objects

    One factor that prevents virtual reality from being truly immersive is the fact that you still can't feel what you see. A group of scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich is trying to change that by creating a pair of high-tech gloves that "provides extr...

    | Read more »
    12:04
    Saudi Arabia reportedly asked Twitter employee to...

    Saudi Arabia may have done more than use large-scale social media campaigns to stifle political opposition. New York Times sources claim the country was "grooming" a Twitter engineer, Ali Alzabarah, to snoop on the accounts of dissidents and other t...

    | Read more »
    11:16
    Apple's iPhone XS Max smashes Google's...




    AppleInsider is running Apple's iPhone XS Max and Google's brand new Pixel 3 through a gauntlet of tests to see which of the two flagship smartphones reigns supreme. In this first installment of our special video series we compare the iPhone's A12 Bionic processor against the Pixel 3's Snapdragon silicon.

    | Read more »
    10:49
    An Apple Patent Discovered in Europe today covers...

    Back in November 2017 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Research Paper Touts VoxelNet as being Superior to LiDAR Regarding Autonomous Vehicle 3D Detection Methods." The report noted that Apple's Senior AI Researcher Yin Zhou and Machine Learning Research Scientist Oncel Tuzel had published their work on how self-driving cars could better detect pedestrians and cyclists while using fewer sensors. Today Patently Apple discovered a Project Titan patent application further covering detection methods using "Range field of view" sensors and more

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    10:43
    Totallee releases new super thin iPhone XR cases...

    Just in time for the launch of the iPhone XR this month, Totallee has now released its lineup of popular super thin cases for the new device.

    Known for its high-quality thin iPhone cases since 2013, the new lineup for iPhone XR is available in 9 different colors and 3 different styles. Below we take a look all of the options in the new collection:

    more…

    The post Totallee releases new super thin iPhone XR cases available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    10:33
    Lime's Gen 3 scooter is built to survive rider...

    Lime might have lost access to San Francisco, but it does have a consolation prize: a new scooter to entice you in those cities where its shared service does operate. The Lime-S Gen 3 touts technology upgrades like a color screen (for speed, batter...

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    09:02
    Watch the 'Forza' esports championship...

    If you enjoy watching top-tier virtual motorsports, you're about to get your fill. Microsoft and Turn 10 are streaming the season-ending Forza Racing World Championship this weekend, starting with an initial pack of 24 racers on October 20th at 1PM E...

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    08:52
    How to Post 3D Photos to Facebook on iPhone

    Facebook recently started rolling out 3D Photos for iPhone users. Problem is, not everyone has it yet and you want it. Thankfully, Apple-industry legend, Sam Levin, found a path and posted the instructions for us all.


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    07:59
    Remaining artifacts from Steve Jobs' Jackling...




    Woodside, California is considering auctioning off items of historical and architectural significance that it collected from the Jackling mansion immediately prior to the 2011 demolition of the property.

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    07:45
    iPhone XR still widely available for launch day...

    The iPhone XR officially went up for pre-order yesterday morning, with the first orders slated to arrive to buyers next Friday, October 26th. Over 24 hours later, iPhone XR shipping times are holding steady through Apple’s Online Store – except for certain T-Mobile models.

    more…

    The post iPhone XR still widely available for launch day delivery, but analysts aren’t worried appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    07:30
    Still waiting for a video game developer to win a...

    Every year since 1981, the MacArthur Foundation has handed out the "Genius Grant," awarding a handful of individuals $625,000 each in recognition of their creative skills and success in their chosen field. The money is no-strings-attached, designed t...

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    07:13
    Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 15-Inch...

    Apple has added 2018 models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its refurbished store in the U.S. for the first time. Prices are discounted by roughly 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models.

    Quantities are limited, so we recommend acting fast or using Refurb Tracker to monitor when inventory is replenished.

    Apple says refurbished MacBook Pro models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged, with all manuals and cables included in the box. In our view, a refurbished MacBook Pro is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new model, so this represents a good opportunity for savings.

    Note that third-party resellers sometimes offer better deals than Apple's refurbished prices, so be...

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    07:12
    Adobe Is Bringing “Real Photoshop” to the iPad

    Adobe says it will bring a nearly full-featured version of Photoshop CC to the iPad in 2019. Will it be a game-changer for iPad productivity?

    Read original article

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    06:45
    This week’s top stories: Apple confirms Oct. 30...

    In this week’s top stories: Apple confirms its October event, iPhone XR pre-orders begin and early reviews hit the web, additional 2018 iPad Pro details, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple stories.

    more…

    The post This week’s top stories: Apple confirms Oct. 30 event, iPhone XR pre-orders, Photoshop for iPad, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    06:00
    How I recovered a stolen iPad thanks to Jamf Pro and...

    When my school came back from fall break, I had a teacher report that one of her classroom iPads had gone missing. I get messages like this quite often, but they are almost always in the building. I can verify this by logging into my Jamf Pro dashboard, and see which IP address it last “checked in” from. Our school has a static IP address, so the iPads will also show that as the last known IP address. I can also have Jamf Pro send me an email if one checks in off campus, I had actually turned this off as we had a student who was at St. Jude off and on last year, so I disabled the alerts while she was there, and I forgot to turn them back on. I had originally set this feature up to help prevent school iPad theft....

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    06:00
    Apple granted a patent for the light fixtures in its...

    Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,101,002) for a “light fixture with fabric layer having printed dots” — in other words, the light fixtures in its retail stores.

    The invention relates generally to a light fixture and specifically to a light fixture that produces light having particular color characteristics. The light fixture includes a frame, a light source disposed within and coupled to the frame, and a lens coupled to the light source. 

    The light also includes a first fabric layer coupled to the frame at a first distance from the lens and a second fabric layer coupled to the frame at a second distance from the lens. The first fabric layer has a plurality of dots printed thereon.



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    05:55
    The Morning After: Netflix cancels 'Luke Cage...

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

    Welcome to your weekend! Friday night brought a successful rocket launch and some bad news for another Marvel hero on Netflix. Also, we'll take a look at Tim Cook's request to Bloomberg, and take a ride in Audi'...

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    05:35
    How to turn the iOS 12 keyboard into a trackpad on...




    One of the potentially bothersome aspects of iOS is how hard it can be to tap your cursor exactly where you want it when typing or trying to copy or paste media. It's relatively easy to get around the issue, and with iOS 12, the solution is no longer limited to 3D Touch devices or multi-finger gestures.

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    05:31
    PSA: Latest Apple ID phishing scam tricks you into...

    The latest Apple ID phishing scam comes in the form of a fake confirmation of a Spotify subscription. The phishing attempt hopes to get you to give up your Apple ID by erroneously claiming you’ve purchased a year of Spotify Premium. The tactic was first reported on by Business Insider.

    more…

    The post PSA: Latest Apple ID phishing scam tricks you into thinking you’ve subscribed to Spotify Premium appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    05:00
    Notable apps and updates, Oct. 15-20

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

    iOS Apps/Updates

    Retexlab has debuted Top Contacts 1.0, a contact manager for iOS devices. The app brings customer relationship management features to any user's contact list.  There is a built-in calendar and to-do list. Top Contacts 1.0 is free, but you can upgrade to a pro version for $6.99 for a limited time.

    Pixamo has debuted Block Party 1.0, a free “musical puzzler” for iOS devices. In the game, players run pixel parties. The party starts with an empty dance floor, and it's the player's job to keep the action going by placing dancers to make lines to clear spots for more dancers...

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    04:50
    Apple inks deal to lease 300,000-sq-feet of...

    According to a new report from Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple has inked a deal to lease over 300,000-square-feet of industrial manufacturing space in Santa Clara County, California. Apple’s leasing deal comes as industrial warehouse vacancy continues to shrink in the area.

    more…

    The post Apple inks deal to lease 300,000-sq-feet of industrial space in Santa Clara County appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    02:54
    PCalc 4.6.3 - Full-featured scientific calculator.

    PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit conversions.

    Includes a Notification Center widget, and support for Handoff with the iOS 8 version.



    Version 4.6.3:

    • An option for using minimalist or normal window buttons, and made normal the default
    • An option for currencies to show four decimal places
    • A new line display type which always shows the x register as a fraction
    • A problem setting the display background color for the "Dark Night" theme
    • A problem with custom colors not applying to the dark widget theme
    • A problem with the "Advanced" section of the preferences being too tall for some screens
    • A problem dragging windows around
    • A problem with windows being opened off screen



    • OS X...

    | Read more »
    02:50
    Uncrook 1.2 - Uncrook - Straighten horizons.

    Uncrook - Straighten horizons.

    You just took a bunch of great pictures, but the horizon is crooked on some of them? A great sunset over the ocean. Mountains in the background of your hiking trip snaps. Beautiful countryside pictures from your last vacation. It’s hard to enjoy great photos if the horizon is not even. Uncrook is the app you need. Just select the photos you want to straighten and Uncrook does it for you. Completely automatic! You can edit images individually as well, but the batch mode is the fastest and easiest way to get your photos straightened out.

    Features:

    • automatically straighten horizon
    • batch mode to realign several photos at the same time
    • editor for individual realignment
    • preserve image format or maximize image size



    Version 1.2:

    • Now supports import of HEIC files.



    • macOS 10.13 or later

    ...

    | Read more »
    01:53
    xScope 4.3.3 - 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!
    • ...
    | Read more »
    00:42
    YouTube video embeds now include a 'Subscribe...

    Up until now, if you saw a YouTube video you liked embedded in a website, you had to click through the video to YouTube's page in order to subscribe to that channel. Now, YouTube is making it a little easier for viewers to see the videos they want (a...

    | Read more »

    Friday October 19

    20:59
    Smultron 11.0.3 - Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

    Smultron 11 is the text editor for all of us. Smultron is powerful and confident without being complicated. Its elegance and simplicity helps everyone being creative and to write and edit all sorts of texts.You can use Smultron to write everything from a web page, a script, a to do list, a novel to a whole app. Smultron is designed for both beginners and experts. It is a joy to use and it has all the text tools one needs. And everyone can use it because it is translated into many languages and has full support for accessibility.



    Version 11.0.3:

    • Fixed some bugs when changing printer settings
    • Bug fixes and improvements



    • macOS 10.13 or later



    Download Now]]>

    | Read more »
    20:59
    Macs Fan Control 1.4.12.0 - Monitor and control your...

    Macs Fan Control allows you to monitor and control almost any aspect of your computer's fans, with support for controlling fan speed, temperature sensors pane, menu-bar icon, and autostart with system option.

    • Software solution to noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement, or overheating problems like those found on a MacBook Pro
    • Set any constant value to any fan (e.g., minimum)
    • Control fan speed in relation to a temperature sensor (e.g., 3rd party HDD)
    • Real-time monitoring of Mac's fans speed and temperature sensors including 3rd party HDD/SSD (using S.M.A.R.T.)
    • Display menu bar icon
    • Compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion or later (version for OS X 10.6 in Related Links)

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



    Version 1.4.12.0:
    Improved...

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    20:59
    Merlin Project 5.0.8 - Project management software (...

    Merlin Project is the leading professional project management software for OS X.

    If you plan complex projects on your Mac, you won’t get far with a simple list of tasks. Good planning raises questions about the dependencies of activities on each other, the impact of delays on the project completion date, and budget planning.

    These are precisely the answers Merlin Project provides for your projects - with just a few mouse clicks. Download now our free demo version and test Merlin Project on OS X for full 30 days.



    Version 5.0.8:

    • Improved general stability
    • Headers and footers for printing could not be edited under macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • Sometimes exported HTML pages did not work
    • The XML export did not contain the initials style and the setting whether resources are sharing their work



    • OS X 10.11.6 or later



    ...

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    20:59
    WhatsApp 0.3.1242 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

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



    Version 0.3.1242:

    • Bug fixes and performance improvements



    • OS X 10.9 or later



    Download Now

    | Read more »
    20:59
    BusyContacts 1.3.0 - Fast, efficient contact manager.

    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
    X Lossless Decoder 20181019 - Encode, transcode, and...

    X Lossless Decoder (XLD) is a tool for OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. XLD supports the following formats:

    • (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.ogg)
    • Monkey's Audio (.ape)
    • Wavpack (.wv)
    • TTA (.tta)
    • Apple Lossless (.m4a) [10.4 and later]
    • TAK (.tak) [Requires Wine]
    • Shorten (.shn) [SHN v3 only]
    • AIFF, WAV, etc.

    Other formats supported by Libsndfile are also decodable. XLD uses not decoder frontend but library to decode, so no intermediate files are generated. All of the supported formats can be directly split with the cue sheet. XLD also supports so-called 'embedded' or 'internal' cue sheet.

    Currently you can choose output format from WAVE, AIFF, and Raw PCM. In addition, you can choose Ogg Vorbis (aoTuV), MPEG-4 AAC (QuickTime/CoreAudio), MP3 (LAME), Apple Lossless,...

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    20:59
    calibre 3.33.1 - Complete e-book library management...

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

    Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



    Version 3.33.1:
    New features:

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