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Monday June 24

03:16
Pixar’s Painstaking Process to Keep Don Rickles as...

Pixar was determined that Toy Story 4 would feature the voice of Don Rickles. The actor played Mr. Potato Head in previous Tory Story films but passed away in 2017 aged 90. The LA Times spoke with director Josh Cooley, who described how Pixar included late actor’s voice in the new film.

“Toy Story 4” director Josh Cooley was overjoyed. “I can only see Mr. Potato Head as Don Rickles doing that voice. I can’t imagine anyone else.” It was a painstaking process to include archival sound of Rickles’ voice. Bit by bit, an editorial team mined more than two decades’ worth of Rickles’ voice sessions and outtakes recorded for movies, shorts, theme parks, toys and other projects. They “logged every word, every cough, every hum, just so we’d know what we had,” Cooley recalled. The 39-year-old director collaborated with screenwriters Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom to write general lines for Mr. Potato Head,...

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03:15
Rumor: Apple Pay expected to launch in Slovakia,...

As expected, Apple Pay will be going live in a number of new countries, reports indicating that the services will launch in Slovakia, Greece, and Portugal on Wednesday via a number of partner financial institutions.

Following the expansion of Apple Pay into the Netherlands on June 11, reports indicate banks in three more countries in Europe are adding support to Apple Pay at the same time in the coming week. Believed to take place on June 26, the launches will occur covering Slovakia with multiple banks, as well as Greece and Portugal. 

Give has indicated that multiple banks in the country have advised of a Slovakian launch on Wednesday. Bank representatives are reported as claiming systems are ready for Apple Pay’s enablement, complete with employee testing, with marketing for the launch also expected to take place. 

The Slovak banks, identified as Slovenska Sporitelna, Tatra Banka, mBank, 365 Banka, Postova Banka, and J&T Banka, will apparently be joined...

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03:00
Apple releases AirPort Base Station 7.8.1 firmware...

Apple may have stopped making its AirPort wireless routers, but has just released a new firmware update for its 802.11n AirPort Extreme as well as its sibling Express and Time Capsule models.

The company has released the following notes for firmware update version 7.8.1, which was released late last week:

Firmware update 7.8.1 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.

The update can be located, downloaded, and installed via the AirPort Utility application in Applications -> Utilities.

If you’re tried the new firmware and have any feedback to offer, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer

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03:00
Ring Floodlight, Battery review: Not enough light...

The Ring Floodlight, Battery is one of the company's new Smart Lighting devices, but it's a little too dim, and a little too simple.

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03:00
Coway Aquamega 200C review: Cleanse contaminants and...

This countertop water filter reduces nearly a dozen pollutants, but it's not worth the investment for everyone.

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02:31
Tower 3.4.2 - Version control with Git made easy.

Tower is a Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git.

Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag-and-drop, and mistakes can be undone easily. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history.

Features

  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • git-lfs support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support for...
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02:15
The Belkin Stand For Your Apple Pencil Is Now Only $...

The Apple Pencil is just about perfect until it starts rolling out of your reach. Looking for a complimentary companion for your beloved tech device

The post The Belkin Stand For Your Apple Pencil Is Now Only $8 on Amazon appeared first on iLounge.

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02:10
Leaked Images Show Us A Glimpse Of The Apple Card’s...

Images of the much-awaited Apple Card are finally showing up on the web since the start of early beta testing by retail and corporate Apple

The post Leaked Images Show Us A Glimpse Of The Apple Card’s Design appeared first on iLounge.

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01:35
Bookends 13.2.4 - Reference management and...

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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01:18
GLSEN Honors Tim Cook With Champion Award

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been declared the winner of the “Champion Award” by GLSEN, an entity dedicated to promoting inclusive and safe K-12 environments

The post GLSEN Honors Tim Cook With Champion Award appeared first on iLounge.

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01:16
New 16-inch MacBook Pro rumored to launch in fall...

According to a industry report from IHS Market, published by Forbes, Apple is set to launch a new 16-inch MacBook Pro later this year.

The report claims a 3072×1920 resolution, up from the 2880×1800 panel found in Apple’s 15-inch laptops since the first Retina MacBook Pro in 2012. As the 15-inch MacBook Pro was refreshed already this year, with newer processors and a revised keyboard design, people are expecting the 16-inch to forge a new, separate, tier in Apple’s product lineup. This suggests a price point around $3000.

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01:14
Nimble Launches 100% Recycled Plastic Cases For...

Looking for an iPhone case that helps the environment? Nimble, a company that takes sustainability seriously is offering iPhone owners the Bottle Case, a protective

The post Nimble Launches 100% Recycled Plastic Cases For iPhones appeared first on iLounge.

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00:14
BetterTouchTool 3.086 - 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-finger tap bottom-middle...
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00:10
ffWorks 1.2.9 - Convert multimedia files between...

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

  • High Quality and Control - Convert and processes many media files with high level quality using FFmpeg with no knowledge. Advanced users are not left out in the cold with lots of options to work with.
  • Media Formats - Support for many codecs and containers like MPEG4, H264, H265 HEVC, Matroska, PRORES, DNxHD, DVVideo, MPEG TS, MPEG PS, XAVS, FLV, Theora, AVI, OGG, VP8 and VP9 (.webm), Animated GIF, VOB, MXF, GFX, and many more.
  • Merging Media Files - Stitch unlimited files to one file using either of two methods: concat pass-thru (blistering fast) and Complex Filter.
  • Subtitles Support - Both hard-burned and soft subtitles are supported (external or embedded).
  • ...
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00:00
How to fix missing contacts on Apple Watch

Have your contacts disappeared from your Apple Watch? Read on for how to fix missing contacts on Apple Watch in a few simple steps.

more…

The post How to fix missing contacts on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Sunday June 23

23:55
App Tamer 2.4.6 - Efficiently manage your CPU cycles...

App Tamer tames your processor-monopolizing apps and keeps them from chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life. Powered by a unique AutoStop feature, App Tamer stops each application when you switch away from it -- when you return to that app, it restarts automatically!

App Tamer is built around an attractive and clear user interface, designed for managing all your running applications with minimum distraction or frustration. With helpful displays, you can monitor the average percentage of your processor(s) being used by each app, or access a graphical history or your CPU usage. Easily enable AutoStop for any application, or limit it to a certain amount of CPU time.

Don't waste time trying to manage CPU usage on an app-by-app basis -- liberate your Mac with App Tamer!



Version 2.4.6:

  • The developer release of macOS 10.15 Catalina is now supported.
  • App Tamer wasn't correctly reporting all Spotlight Indexer...
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21:25
16-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Launch in September With...

Apple plans to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, according to Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit.

MacRumors concept of 16-inch MacBook Pro display

Lin believes the 16-inch display will be an LCD supplied by LG Display, with a resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels, as outlined in IHS's latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and obtained by Forbes.

IHS Markit via Forbes

For comparison, the 15-inch MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2,880×1,800 pixels."We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep'19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue," Jeff Lin,...

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21:24
MacBook Air and Possibly 13-Inch MacBook Pro Without...

Apple plans to refresh its MacBook Air lineup with faster processors in September, according to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin's latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and shared by Forbes:Apple is also expected to update the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Air with the new MacOS Catalina and new processors in September, according to Lin.Forbes also cites Lin as saying the 13-inch MacBook Pro receiving a processor refresh in September as well, which likely refers to the base model without the Touch Bar, dubbed the "MacBook...

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20:59
OpenEmu 2.0.9.1 - Open Source game-emulation app (...

OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time... For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.

Features

  • Library - One of the standout features of OpenEmu is how it organizes all your games into one unique, unified games library. Watch as backups of the games (ROMs) you already own are gracefully added to their appropriate library and box art is magically added. You can even create your own 'collections' mix and matched from different consoles.
  • Controls and Controllers - Any generic HID compliant USB or Bluetooth game controller should work with OpenEmu out of the box. OpenEmu now automatically maps controls for the following recognized devices in our database:...
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19:22
Apple Highlights iMessage Encryption, App Store...

Apple today shared three new ads on its YouTube channel in Australia, highlighting iMessage encryption, App Store privacy, and iPhone recycling, as part of its ongoing "That's iPhone" marketing campaign around the world.

Apple also shared a new Shot on iPhone XS video and a companion behind-the-scenes video on its main YouTube channel on Saturday:

The video was shot on the iPhone by Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite, in collaboration with WET, and commissioned by Apple.

Tags: Apple ads, Shot on iPhone
This article, "Apple Highlights iMessage Encryption, App Store...

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17:28
Robot 'duck' keeps weeds out of rice...

For rice farmers, ducks have been a viable way to keep their crops healthy -- they destroy weeds, eat bugs and fertilize crops without using harmful chemicals. And now, a Nissan technician might have an alternative when fowl isn't an option. He's t...

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16:11
Blizzard's global esports director quits amid...

Blizzard's esports team just lost another major leader -- global esports director Kim Phan has left Blizzard to pursue a "new endeavor" in the gaming industry. The veteran didn't harbor ill will against Blizzard in her farewell post (she plans to at...

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14:57
NASA's Astrobee cube robot flies in space for...

NASA's Astrobee cube robots are finally earning their space wings... in a manner of speaking. The agency has confirmed that one of the bots, Bumble, flew on its own for the first time aboard the International Space Station on June 14th. While the t...

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13:40
US may require companies make 5G equipment outside...

The US isn't just skittish about American companies using equipment from Chinese companies in their 5G networks -- it might force companies to avoid Chinese involvement altogether. Wall Street Journal sources claim that the Trump administration is co...

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12:33
Review: GigSky, an eSIM service for iPhone XS, XS...




GigSky is a mobile cell service provider with a history of catering to Apple users, providing service in more than 190 countries. When they announced their eSIM for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, AppleInsider gave it a shot.

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12:24
Paris may offer flying taxis to 2024 Olympics guests

You can be sure that transportation will be a nightmare for many people attending the 2024 Paris Olympics, but technology could make it slightly more bearable. Airbus, Aeroports de Paris and the Paris Transport Authority are exploring the feasibilit...

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11:12
AI could study your brain to help teachers improve...

Teachers don't always know how well their methods work. They can ask questions and hand out tests, of course, but it's not always clear who's at fault if the message doesn't get through. AI might do the trick before long, though. Dartmouth College...

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10:01
Flash deals: iPhones from $179, Macs as low as $319...




Newegg and Amazon-owned Woot are delivering budget-friendly prices on refurbished Apple products, with a variety of devices to choose from. Save on MacBook Pros, iPads, AirPods, and multiple iPhones, with prices as low as $119. These deals are selling out rapidly, and many of the sale prices will end soon.

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10:00
The best electronic drums for beginners

By Brent Butterworth

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

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09:28
How to use your Mac to become a paperback writer:...




When you've written your manuscript, you can use other design apps and online services to make a paperback that is indistinguishable from a book from a regular mainstream publisher.

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08:30
After Math: The price of technological progress

San Francisco is on the cusp of banning e-cigarettes while a Florida town is now half a million dollars poorer following a ransomware attack. Google's building 20,000 new Silicon Valley homes (since California won't) and a new predictive hotel app ca...

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08:17
‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ AR game now available...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the latest augmented reality from Pokémon GO creator Niantic. It launched earlier this week in a handful of countries, and now it has expanded to 25 additional countries.

more…

The post ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ AR game now available in 25 additional countries appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:37
Apple shares stunning new ‘Cascade’ Experiments...

Apple this weekend has continued its popular Shot on iPhone “Experiments” series. This is the third video in the series, entitled “Cascade.” Apple has also shared a video offering a behind the scenes look at the creation of the Experiments video.

more…

The post Apple shares stunning new ‘Cascade’ Experiments video shot entirely on iPhone XS appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:19
When will Apple release iOS 13 to the public?

iOS 13 is currently in developer beta and will launch in public beta next month. But what if you’re not willing to take the chance on running a beta operating system on your iPhone? Here’s when Apple might release iOS 13 in stable form to the public.

more…

The post When will Apple release iOS 13 to the public? appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:17
Man uses iPhone as 'gun,' Hong Kong parts...




A Hong Kong counterfeiting scam is busted, Congressman's wife pleads guilty, a man defends his home by pretending an iPhone is a deadly weapon, and two Apple crime stories in Cape Coral, Fla.

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06:00
Comment: Sign in with Apple shows the company...

One of the big announcements from WWDC 2019 was the “Sign in with Apple” privacy-focused login system for applications. The button offers Apple ID single-sign-on functionality similar to sign-in options from Facebook or Google. Apple is promoting this feature as a privacy-secure sign-in option. Users select what information to share with the app developer. You can share your real email address with the third-party app, or use the ‘hide my email’ option. In the latter case, the app would only see a randomized anonymous email address. You can also remove the anonymous email address at any time. more…

The post Comment: Sign in with Apple shows the company fighting for user privacy, even if users don’t care appeared first on...

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06:00
This week in tech history: Nintendo's N64 goes...

At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive...

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05:16
This week’s top stories: 2020 iPhone rumors, MacBook...

In this week’s top stories: iOS 13 beta 2, iPhone 11 rumor roundup, MacBook Pro battery recall, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest Apple news.

more…

The post This week’s top stories: 2020 iPhone rumors, MacBook Pro recall, iOS 13 beta 2, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:53
OpenEmu 2.0.9.1 - Open Source game-emulation app (...

OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time... For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.

Features

  • Library - One of the standout features of OpenEmu is how it organizes all your games into one unique, unified games library. Watch as backups of the games (ROMs) you already own are gracefully added to their appropriate library and box art is magically added. You can even create your own 'collections' mix and matched from different consoles.
  • Controls and Controllers - Any generic HID compliant USB or Bluetooth game controller should work with OpenEmu out of the box. OpenEmu now automatically maps controls for the following recognized devices in our database:...
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04:00
Recommended Reading: Facebook moderator PTSD

Bodies in seats
Casey Newton,
The Verge

The job of moderating toxic content on social media is a daunting task. It also takes a massive psychological toll on those doing it. The Verge has first-hand accounts from the worst-performing Facebook mode...

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Saturday June 22

23:19
India tells scooter makers to prepare for a switch...

Indian scooter and motorcycle manufacturers have to draw up a plan to switch to electric vehicles, and they only have two weeks to come up with one. According to Reuters, Indian officials have met up with the companies, including Bajaj Auto and Hero...

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20:59
OpenEmu 2.0.9 - Open Source game-emulation app (beta...

OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time... For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.

Features

  • Library - One of the standout features of OpenEmu is how it organizes all your games into one unique, unified games library. Watch as backups of the games (ROMs) you already own are gracefully added to their appropriate library and box art is magically added. You can even create your own 'collections' mix and matched from different consoles.
  • Controls and Controllers - Any generic HID compliant USB or Bluetooth game controller should work with OpenEmu out of the box. OpenEmu now automatically maps controls for the following recognized devices in our database:...
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20:59
NetShade 8.1 - Browse privately using anonymous...

NetShade is an anonymous proxy and VPN app+service for Mac. Unblock your Internet through NetShade's high-speed proxy and VPN servers spanning 17 countries.

  • NetShade masks your IP address as you browse the web, by routing you through a proxy server. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy.
  • NetShade 8 is a complete rewrite of the app, which brings great new features:
  • SOCKS5 support
  • Kill switch
  • VPN scrambler
  • Hop client
  • Speed test
  • Ping test
  • Web access test
  • Custom proxy servers
  • Sync proxy settings with server
  • Touch bar support
  • Dark mode support
  • New servers



Version 8.1:

  • Added a preference in Startup: "Restore...
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20:59
Airfoil 5.8.5 - Send audio from any app to AirPort...

Airfoil allows you to send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio - everywhere.

With Airfoil you can take audio from any application and send to your AirPort Express units, as well as Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs running Airfoil Speakers! Transmit audio from RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and other media players. Send audio from web-based applications like Pandora, Last.fm, and other to the AirPort Express. You can even stream audio from audio devices like RadioSHARK, XM and Sirius radios, around your house.



Version 5.8.5:

  • Airfoil's Audio Capture Engine (ACE) backend has been updated to 10.1. This update includes several fixes and improvements, for the most stable audio capture possible
  • It's now easier to capture audio from the entire system (System Audio), Finder, and Text to Speech, with the new Special Sources...
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19:37
Apple Releases 'Experiments III' Videos...

The first Apple 'Shot on iPhone' ad in the 'Experiments' series covered Water, Sound, Light and Slo-mo in September 2018. Experiments II: Full Circle was released in January 28, 2019 and covered photos taken on a multitude of iPhones mounted on a bullet time rig. Tonight, Apple released Experiment III ...

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19:03
Steam will stop supporting Ubuntu Linux over 32-bit...

If you're a Linux gamer who prefers Ubuntu, you might want to look for another distribution in the near future. Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu in Steam as of the operating system's upcoming 19.10 release, which will cut 32-bit x86 com...

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17:26
Walmart uses AI camera tech to track checkout theft...

Walmart's early use of AI at its stores isn't just for the sake of convenience. The retailer has confirmed to Business Insider that it's using camera-based computer vision tech to deter theft and losses at its checkouts (including self-checkouts) in...

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16:08
The iPad Pro 12.9 inch Model is at An All-Time Low...

Been craving for the new iPad Pro ever since it launched, but don’t have a thousand bucks to spare? Amazon is offering a deal for

The post The iPad Pro 12.9 inch Model is at An All-Time Low at $824 ($175 Price Drop) appeared first on iLounge.

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16:05
Foxconn Shareholder Suggests iPhone Production Be...

Terry Gou, Foxconn shareholder and founder has sent a message to Apple- move their iPhone production from China to Taiwan. Recently, Terry stepped down as

The post Foxconn Shareholder Suggests iPhone Production Be Moved Out Of China appeared first on iLounge.

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16:04
US cyberattack reportedly knocked out Iran missile...

The US may have withheld a physical military response to Iran shooting down a drone, but it might not have shown similar restraint with a digital campaign. Washington Post sources say the President greenlit a long-in-the-making cyberattack that took...

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16:01
New watchOS 6 Watch Faces To Roll Out Exclusive to...

watchOS 6 will have a total of 6 new watch faces and several customization options for those who own the latest Series 4 model. Apple

The post New watchOS 6 Watch Faces To Roll Out Exclusive to Series 4 Models appeared first on iLounge.

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15:51
Apple ERB Manages Growing Work Of Reviewing Apple...

As more and more apps are being introduced into the App Store, the firm looks to expand their review team, led by Phil Schiller. The

The post Apple ERB Manages Growing Work Of Reviewing Apple Apps appeared first on iLounge.

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14:59
'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' lands on...




Niantic and WB Games is expanding the availability of the wildly-popular 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite," bringing the AR-based iOS game to 25 more countries around the world just one day after the title launched in just four major markets.

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14:48
Korg made a golf putting board with built-in...

Japanese company Korg doesn't just make your typical synths, tuners and various electronic musical instruments: it also offers some pretty specialized and unusual devices. It has a line of in-ear metronomes that can help you dance or play golf better...

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13:45
New 'Shot on iPhone' experiment video...




Apple has moved on to its third iteration of "Shot on iPhone Experiments" video series, with the latest "Cascade" focusing on imagery of water flowing in a variety of different ways, all taken with the iPhone XS' rear camera.

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13:26
'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' rolls out to...

If you were disappointed at being left out of the initial Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launch, don't worry -- there's a good chance you can play now. Niantic's augmented reality sorcery is now available on Android and iOS in 25 more countries. This...

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12:10
Curiosity rover finds gas levels on Mars hinting at...

It's easy to get jaded about potential signs of life on Mars, but a recent discovery might raise eyebrows. The New York Times has learned that NASA's Curiosity rover has detected "startlingly high" levels of methane -- the gas typically produced by l...

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12:00
Inside Apple’s team that greenlights iPhone apps for...

We knew Apple had some kind of review process but the details in this story are quite interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:50
Hands-on: ZUGU Muse Case + iPad mini giveaway [Video]

Today we go hands-on with the new ZUGU Muse Case for iPad mini 5. We’re also giving one 9to5Mac reader the chance to win the new iPad mini thanks to ZUGU!

Head below for a hands-on look: more…

The post Hands-on: ZUGU Muse Case + iPad mini giveaway [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:39
How to use your Mac to become a paperback writer:...




You can become a full paperback and e-book publishing house using just your Mac, key applications, and online printing companies. First you have to write the book, though.

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10:54
Windows 10's redesigned Terminal is available...

It's a good time to be a Windows power user. Microsoft has released a preview version of Windows 10's redesigned Terminal (known as just Windows Terminal) through its app store, giving you a considerably more powerful command line tool. You can run...

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10:25
Prior to the Trump-Xi G20 Meeting on Trade, the U.S...

On Thursday Patently Apple posted a report that included Apple's full letter to U.S. Trade Representative the Honorable Robert Lighthizer wherein they noted their opposition to the possible next round of tariffs on China that would directly hit the technology sector and specifically Apple hardware including their next-gen iPhones that would have a huge impact of Apple's revenues. On Friday the U.S. added five more companies to their Blacklist prior to the U.S. trade meeting at the G20 Summit in Osaka next Friday.

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09:28
Watch Games Done Quick's summer charity event...

If you're hoping to immerse yourself in video games now that summer has officially reached the northern hemisphere, you're in luck. Games Done Quick is kicking off its annual summer charity livestream (below) on June 23rd at 12:30PM ET, and you can e...

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09:10
Compared: Brydge Pro vs Logitech Slim Folio Pro




Third-party keyboards are really popular for the 2018 iPad Pros, and one of the best selling keyboards are the Brydge Pro and Logitech Slim Folio Pro. Both of these keyboards are available for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Let's compare and see which one is best for what type of user.

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08:54
Everything we know about Apple Card: Rewards, design...

Apple Card continues to be one of the most popular announcements from Apple’s March event. As Apple and its partner bank Goldman Sachs ramp up testing of Apple Card, we’ve learned more about it.

Read on as we roundup all of the Apple Card details, including rewards, fees, approval odds, interest rates, and more.

more…

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08:30
ICYMI: M&D headphones, ROLI keyboard, new Ring...




Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out.

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07:39
Apple Pay rolls out to Greece, Portugal, Slovakia on...




Apple Pay will be going live in a number of European markets on Wednesday, according to local reports, with expansion into Slovakia, Greece, and Portugal expected to occur on the same day via a variety of local partner financial institutions.

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06:45
The Morning After: The problem with the PlayStation...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! We'll recap a few highlight stories from the last week, plus some new items like our thoughts on Google getting out of the tablet business and a hands-on test of Tesla's latest in-car ga...

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06:02
Apple AirPods (Latest Model) with Wireless Charging...

Thinking of getting the latest AirPods but your wallet says no? Amazon is currently offering Apple’s latest AirPods for $179.99 along with its wireless charging

The post Apple AirPods (Latest Model) with Wireless Charging Case Now Only $180 appeared first on iLounge.

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06:00
Making the Grade: Biometrics in K-12 is a dangerous...

Biometrics has gone from something we used to only see in the movies to a natural part of our lives. We are used to using tools like Face ID and Touch ID to unlock our devices. In K–12 schools, companies are looking to take it even further, though. I recently read an article in EdTech Magazine that looked further at the use of biometrics in K-12 schools. more…

The post Making the Grade: Biometrics in K-12 is a dangerous path to take appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:57
watchOS 6 Brings California Face To Apple Watch

The California face is one of the newest additions watchOS 6 will bring to the Apple Watch Series 4. Like other incoming face designs, California

The post watchOS 6 Brings California Face To Apple Watch appeared first on iLounge.

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05:43
Apple Announces Battery Recall for 2015 MacBook Pro

Apple launched a Recall & Replacement Program today for the 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The concern is that the batteries for units

The post Apple Announces Battery Recall for 2015 MacBook Pro appeared first on iLounge.

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05:31
Mac Users More Creative, Productive and...

Jamf and Apple recently did a global survey of more than a thousand employees from mid-sized companies and discovered that there were a lot of

The post Mac Users More Creative, Productive and Collaborative, According to Survey appeared first on iLounge.

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05:22
Apple Pay rumored to launch in Slovakia next week...

Apple is rumored to be continuing its Apple Pay expansion in Europe next week. Following a launch in the Netherlands earlier this month, Apple Pay will reportedly launch in Slovakia this coming Wednesday.

more…

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05:00
Apple granted a patent for an AirPower-like wireless...

Apple may have abandoned plans for its AirPower wireless charger, but that doesn’t a similar product might not arrive in the future. The tech giant has applied for one patent (number 10,320,241) for a “wireless charging system with object recognition.” Now the company has applied for a patent (number 10,326,316) for a “wireless charging system with inductance imaging.”

AirPower was originally announced in September 2017 alongside the iPhone X. It was supposed to be able to charge a Qi-compatible iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a pair of AirPods (in a special wireless charging case) at the same time regardless of where they were placed on the pad. However, there was constant rumors of production, engineering, and manufacturing difficulties. Seems those rumors were right, as Apple announced in March that work on...

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04:46
Apple now warns customers App Store gift cards can...




Apple is now warning customers up front that iTunes gift cards, in fact, cannot be used to pay taxes as number of fraud calls ramp up.

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04:38
Watch Volkswagen's ID.R set an electric record...

Earlier this month, after lots of planning and testing, Volkswagen's electric ID.R racer set a record for "the fastest lap ever driven in an emission-free racing car" at the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife. An in-car video proving the record was...

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, June 17-22

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.

macOS

Serif has launched its Mac publishing software, Affinity Publisher with StudioLink technology, which  means owners of its vector design app Affinity Designer and image editor Affinity Photo can use them right there in an Affinity Publisher layout, simply by clicking the relevant product icon.

Affinity Publisher is available with a 20% discount (priced fat $39.99) for a limited period. As with all Affinity apps, it has no subscription.

Serif has also updated the iPad versions of Affinity Designer and Photo to handle Affinity...

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01:52
A Firefox update fixes yet another zero-day...

Mozilla recently rolled out a fix for a critical bug that hackers were actively exploiting to take control of vulnerable systems. Now, it has released a patch for yet another zero-day bug. According to ZDNet, infiltrators used the two flaws in tandem...

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01:45
Airfoil 5.8.5 - Send audio from any app to AirPort...

Airfoil allows you to send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio - everywhere.

With Airfoil you can take audio from any application and send to your AirPort Express units, as well as Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs running Airfoil Speakers! Transmit audio from RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and other media players. Send audio from web-based applications like Pandora, Last.fm, and other to the AirPort Express. You can even stream audio from audio devices like RadioSHARK, XM and Sirius radios, around your house.



Version 5.8.5:

  • Airfoil's Audio Capture Engine (ACE) backend has been updated to 10.1. This update includes several fixes and improvements, for the most stable audio capture possible
  • It's now easier to capture audio from the entire system (System Audio), Finder, and Text to Speech, with the new Special Sources...
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01:32
OpenEmu 2.0.9 - Open Source game-emulation app (beta...

OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time... For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.

Features

  • Library - One of the standout features of OpenEmu is how it organizes all your games into one unique, unified games library. Watch as backups of the games (ROMs) you already own are gracefully added to their appropriate library and box art is magically added. You can even create your own 'collections' mix and matched from different consoles.
  • Controls and Controllers - Any generic HID compliant USB or Bluetooth game controller should work with OpenEmu out of the box. OpenEmu now automatically maps controls for the following recognized devices in our database:...
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00:44
NetShade 8.1 - Browse privately using anonymous...

NetShade is an anonymous proxy and VPN app+service for Mac. Unblock your Internet through NetShade's high-speed proxy and VPN servers spanning 17 countries.

  • NetShade masks your IP address as you browse the web, by routing you through a proxy server. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy.
  • NetShade 8 is a complete rewrite of the app, which brings great new features:
  • SOCKS5 support
  • Kill switch
  • VPN scrambler
  • Hop client
  • Speed test
  • Ping test
  • Web access test
  • Custom proxy servers
  • Sync proxy settings with server
  • Touch bar support
  • Dark mode support
  • New servers



Version 8.1:

  • Added a preference in Startup: "Restore...
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Friday June 21

20:59
Typinator 8.0.1 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-Friendly Features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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20:59
iFinance 4.5.11 - Comprehensively manage your...

iFinance allows you to keep track of your income and spending -- from your lunchbreak coffee to your new car -- in the most convenient and fastest way. Clearly arranged transaction lists of all your financial resources from your debit account to your credit card and cash show you exactly what you spend your money on - the first and most crucial step in getting your finances on-track. iFinance lets you know how your assets perform. Have it analyze your finances and the available charts and reports will show you instantly what your biggest spending items are and where there's potential for savings. The convenient budget feature helps you review your financial goals. How much money can you spend today if you want to stay within your budget? How much more income is needed to achieve your monthly goal?

It supports several different banking file formats, such as CSV, QIF, OFX, and mt940. Import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account...

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20:59
Adobe Creative Cloud 4.8.2.476 - Access Adobe apps...

Adobe Creative Cloud costs $20.99/month for a single app, or $52.99/month for the entire suite.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.

With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world is synced and organized for you across multiple devices. Track comments posted to shared files, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, respond to invitations to join a project folder, manage your fonts, download the latest product updates, and more.

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20:59
Hopper Disassembler 4.5.12- - Binary disassembler,...

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

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

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



Version 4.5.12:

  • Improves switch / case statement detection for ARM 32bits,
  • Adds a way to change operand format...
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20:59
Thunderbird 60.7.2 - Email client from Mozilla.

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 60.7.2:



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Sparkle Pro 2.8.1 - Visual website creator.

Sparkle Pro will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen.

With Sparkle Pro you:

  • Create landing pages in a matter of minutes--test your ideas quickly
  • Focus your attention on content and layout
  • Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs

Features

  • Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files
  • Web fonts, retina graphics and delightful animations for stunning output quality
  • Visual contact form creation
  • Default wireframe look to...
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20:59
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019 19.2 - Build world-class...

Dreamweaver CC 2019 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Dreamweaver customer).

Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019 allows you to design, develop, and publish for web and mobile platforms without getting buried in code. Dreamweaver provides an intuitive visual interface for website creation and editing, and offers up-to-date compatibility with web standards as well as first-class support for HTML5/CSS3 and jQuery.

Note: The downloadable file is an installer that will install the application when opened.



Version 19.2:
Code formatting enhancements

  • Dreamweaver supports HTML code formatting within PHP documents as per rules set in Tag Libraries. For more information on how to customize HTML code formatting, see Tag Libraries. Also, you...
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20:59
Firefox 67.0.4 - 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 67.0.4:
Fixed:

  • Security fix



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Pinegrow 5.5 - Mockup and design webpages faster.

Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and WordPress.



Version 5.5:

  • WordPress Theme Builder
  • Smooth Drag & Drop
  • CSS improvements
  • Bug fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:57
'Dota Underlords' has more people playing...

Just a day after going live, the Dota Underlords beta is off to a great start. According to stats from SteamDB, as of Friday night it had over 84,000 players at once -- higher than Valve's troubled Dota 2 spinoff Artifact ever had. It topped out at a...

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18:04
Toys 'R' Us could come back with six...

Following the custom of well-known retailers that went under as a result of leveraged investments and business moving online, Toys R Us is reportedly close to a comeback. According to Bloomberg, a former executive is pitching plans for a chain with l...

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17:31
Apple won 27 Design Patents in Hong Kong Today...

Apple was granted 27 design patents in Hong Kong earlier today. All of the designs are for different Apple Card chip designs. For instance, our cover graphic is a photo that Apple has published for Apple Card. The chip design on that card matches Apple's newly granted design patent #1802443.0M022 that is presented in our report.

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15:50
Cloudflare wants to protect the internet from...

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize health care, AI, financial modeling, weather simulation and more. It's also going to shake up encryption as we know it. Without advances in post-quantum cryptography, quantum computing could make i...

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15:30
How Apple’s New Find My Service Locates Missing...

Apple’s updated Find My service crowdsources the location of a missing device by letting other Apple equipment identify its unique Bluetooth signals and transmit them to Apple anonymously and securely.

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15:23
A Million Streams and Nothing to Watch? Reelgood and...

Tired of never knowing which streaming service has the show you want to watch? Reelgood and JustWatch can help.

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14:38
Google hints its smart speakers will be renamed...

Google made clear that it would apply the Nest name to all its smart home products, but just how would it rename classic products? You now have a better idea. As of this writing, a visit to the Connected Home Accessories section of the Google Store...

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14:33
In Living Color stars recall Fox censors, Spike Lee’...

Homey the Clown, “Men on Films,” Fire Marshall Bill. Still some of the funniest, edgiest stuff ever seen on TV.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:31
How to check if your MacBook Pro is affected by the...

Do you have a 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro? Follow along for how to check if your MacBook Pro is affected by the battery recall that Apple just announced.

more…

The post How to check if your MacBook Pro is affected by the fire safety risk battery recall appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:04
9to5Rewards: Enter to win Apple’s new iPad mini [...

Thanks to our sponsor ZUGU CASE, we’re giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s new 2019 iPad mini to kick off the launch ZUGU’s Muse case for iPads.

Check out the new Muse Case for iPad mini 4/5 on Amazon now

Head below to enter the giveaway… more…

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14:00
macOS Catalina: Everything you need to know

From the desert to the coast: macOS Mojave will soon be giving way to the next major version of the Mac operating system, called macOS Catalina. Revealed during Apple’s 2019 WWDC keynote in June, Catalina features some major new features that continues to move the OS forward.

In this FAQ, we’ll give you the general details on macOS Catalina: When it will be release, what Macs are compatible, etc. We’ll add more details to this article as they become available.

When will macOS Catalina be released?

MacOS Catalina will be released during the fall of 2019. In the recent past, Apple has released the new major new versions of macOS in late September, and they’ll probably stick to that plan again.

To read this article in full, please click here...

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13:52
'Executive review board' has final say on...




Each week, an "executive review board" led by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller meets to decide the fate of controversial App Store submissions, a report revealed on Friday.

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13:46
Apple’s growing work of manually reviewing all apps...

A new report today from CNBC takes a thorough look at the app review process at Apple, it’s growing workload and team, the executive review board led by Phil Schiller that calls the big shots, the most common reasons for apps being rejected, and much more. Read on for an in-depth look at the app review process at Apple.

more…

The post Apple’s growing work of manually reviewing all apps detailed, board led by Phil Schiller appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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13:39
How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or...

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

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

To read this article in full, please click here

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13:33
YouTube tests moving comments to a separate window...

Internet comment sections are notoriously awful, and comments on YouTube can be especially dark. Earlier this year, the platform turned off comments on videos of children after a disturbing amount of pedophilic comments were discovered, and there's p...

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13:23
Apple Sued for Fire Damage to a Rental Property that...

In February Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple sued over Reportedly Defective iPad causing Fire leading to Owner's Demise." Yesterday Apple was sued by the the rental property owner where their tenant died in the February fire for fire damages.

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13:21
Apple's Difficult App Store Decisions...

When Apple has to make a difficult decision regarding an app in the App Store, its fate is determined in a meeting of a group called the Executive Review Board or ERB, led by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.

The detail was shared in a CNBC report on how the App Store works, which gives an inside look at Apple's App Store review team.

The Executive Review Board meets once per week and discusses controversial apps or iPhone apps that might be infringing on App Store guidelines, and it has the final word on whether an app can stay on the store or if it's going to be removed.

The ERB also creates the policies for Apple's Worldwide Developer Relations department, otherwise known as the App Review team that looks over every app...

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13:18
FEMA's presidential alerts are an easy target...

Last fall, FEMA conducted the first nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system when it beamed a "presidential alert" to all capable phones in the US. WEA has long been used to send alerts about missing children, natural disasters an...

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13:16
Learn with humor: TikTok is the top video platform...

Sometimes, a quick Google search just won’t cut it when you’re trying to figure out how to do something (i.e. when interpreting your IKEA assembly instructions feels like you’re in the next installment of The Da Vinci Code). For those times when you need a little extra instruction, or those DIY project weekends you geek out over, there’s no better platform to go to than TikTok.

Where other video platforms might overwhelm you with way too many in-depth videos that require 20 minutes of viewing or more, TikTok is just what you need when you want to learn something fast (or be wildly entertained). It’s perfect for DIY fans who want...

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12:51
Spotify claims it 'overpaid' songwriters...

Spotify and music publishers have been in a bit of a tiff for months over a planned royalty rate increase that would require streaming services to pay more to artists. You can bet the company is watching the numbers closely, especially while it appea...

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12:47
SANDMARC’s new Anamorphic iPhone Lens delivers...

With over five years of developing photography gear for Apple, DJI, and GoPro under its belt, SANDMARC has now released a new lens for iPhone. Made with filmmaking in mind, the SANDMARC Anamorphic Lens captures ultra-wide video with lens flare effects to produce video similar to what’s seen in high-end productions. more…

The post SANDMARC’s new Anamorphic iPhone Lens delivers ultrawide FoV, lens flare, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:32
News+: Apple’s Courage to Remove the Headphone Jack

In the latest magazine issue of Macworld, Michael Simon writes about Apple’s courage to remove the headphone jack.

At the iPhone 7 introduction, Apple VP Phil Schiller talked about having the “courage” to make the change, to leave the headphone jack behind. At the time it was kind of cringe-worthy…But you know what? He was right. It might have sounded like the reality distortion field on steroids, but Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack from its  most popular product wasn’t a flippant design whim. It was the start of a new strategy that would bring convenience, simplicity, and downright delight.

This is part of Andrew’s News+ series, where he shares a magazine every Friday to help people discover good content in Apple News+.


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12:27
Trump Adds 5 More Chinese Companies to U.S. Blacklist

President Trump added five more Chinese companies to the U.S. blacklist. This means they can’t buy U.S. components.


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12:27
A new tool detects deepfakes with 96 percent accuracy

A new tool developed by researchers from the USC Information Sciences Institute (USC ISI) may prove to be a major help in the ongoing war against deepfakes. The tool focuses on subtle face and head movements as well as artifacts in files to determine...

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12:15
Gallium Nitride chargers: What they are, and why...




Chargers using gallium nitride are starting to enter the market, capable of delivering high quantities of power to devices while staying a reasonable size, and even taking up less space than conventional chargers. AppleInsider explains what's changed in chargers, and how it can help redefine the accessory industry.

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12:05
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Siri and Wolfram, and...

Dave had a nice little surprise today as he explained about using Siri with Wolfram to get better answers. We also talked about Apple gaming and the overall companies product strategy.

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12:04
Apple Card Leak Show Weight, More in Images

An Apple Card leak from an anonymous source to iMore shows the card’s weight, package, and approval. Apple Card Leak After applying for a card, it took about a week for it to arrive. On a scale, the Apple Card weighs 0.52 ounces (14.74 grams). The minimal sleeve that the card arrives in shows an embossed Apple…


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12:03
Review: Incase Textured Hardshell for MacBook Pro...

There are countless options for hardshell cases for the MacBook Pro. But if you’re looking for something beyond the multitude of plastic designs that offers solid protection as well as a unique look and feel, choices are much more limited. We’ve been testing out the Incase Textured Hardshell in Woolenex for MacBook Pro recently to see if it’s a worthy accessory for Apple’s high-end notebooks.

more…

The post Review: Incase Textured Hardshell for MacBook Pro offers a refined take on slim protection appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:00
'Sea of Solitude' looks like a brilliant,...

Sea of Solitude feels like coming home.

Footage of a hulking black monster swimming among the rooftops and balconies of a waterlogged Berlin plays on repeat like a GIF in my psyche, as comforting as it is terrifying. I've been viscerally afraid of g...

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11:46
Photos of Apple Card showcase design, weight, and...




An unnamed source has shared images of their Apple Card used for beta testing, showing off the card's packaging as well as its weight.

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11:43
That Study Showing Kids Sprouting Horns is Probably...

Beth Mole reminds us that scientific studies are more nuanced than a sensationalized news story. The Washington Post wrote about a study showing kids sprouting horns because of bad posture, and phones were to blame. But it’s probably bogus.

Perhaps the most striking problems are that the study makes no mention of horns and does not include any data whatsoever on mobile devices usage by its participants who, according to the Post, are growing alleged horns. Also troubling is that the study authors don’t report much of the data, and some of the results blatantly conflict with each other.


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11:43
New York Senate passes ban on Elon Musk's Not-A...

If you live in New York state and bought one of The Boring Company's Not-A-Flamethrowers, you probably want to get rid of it shortly. The state's Senate recently passed a bill that bans the possession of a flamethrower for recreational purposes, and...

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11:36
Florida Judge Sides With Matthew Pollard Over iPhone...

A Florida appeals court sided with Matthew Pollard, a defendant who refused to give police his iPhone passcode (via Orlando Weekly). Passcodes Matthew Pollard was charged in an armed robbery of two victims who thought they were buying drugs. Mr. Pollard was accused of providing a firearm and had communicated with co-defendants through texts. During this…


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11:27
China's supercomputers are the latest target in...

The US and China have been locked in a race for the world's most powerful supercomputer. China was in the lead with its Sunway TaihuLight, which has a 93 petaflop capacity. But the US surpassed that last year, when it released the Summit, which can r...

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11:24
No Matter how Analysts Twist the Truth, Apple...

In a recent Counterpoint report they begin by noting that Huawei overtook apple as the second largest smartphone brand globally. The report falsely goes further and declares that Huawei beat Apple in the "Premium" smartphone space which is false because they actually invented a new category to make it appear that Huawei is the new leader in the premium smartphone space. It's deceiving no matter how you look at it.

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11:18
Leaked Images Show Apple Card's Design in the...

Apple's upcoming Apple Card credit card is now being tested by both its corporate and retail employees ahead of a planned summer launch, and unsurprisingly, some images of the card have leaked out.

We already know what the Apple Card looks like thanks to Apple's promotional materials, but it's still interesting to see the design in person, with iMore sharing some photos provided by an Apple employee.

In person, the titanium card is as minimalist as it looks online, with the front featuring a simple embossed Apple logo, a chip, and a name, which in iMore's image, has been removed for privacy. There's no card number or expiration date included, nor is there a CVV on the back.

The Apple Card won't use a...

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11:11
Weekend deals: Apple AirPods, iPad Pros, HomePods on...




Apple Authorized Resellers Amazon, Adorama and B&H Photo have issued new markdowns on Apple hardware and accessories, delivering some of the lowest prices ever. From price drops on HomePods and 2019 AirPods, to triple-digit -- and even quadruple-digit -- markdowns on MacBook Pros and iPad Pros, many of these deals have limited quantities available.

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11:00
Why is the PlayStation Classic so unpopular?

Given the popularity of other nostalgic throwbacks like the NES and SNES Classic consoles, it's easy to see what Sony was trying to do when they released the PlayStation Classic in December. Devindra Hardawar even pointed out in his review that the s...

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10:59
Salting Passwords, Wizards Unite Gameplay – TMO...

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about salting passwords and Andrew and Kelly’s first day playing Wizards Unite.


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10:53
Developers Can Use iPadOS Apple Pencil Latency...

Developers will be able to take advantage of new Apple Pencil latency upgrades announced at WWDC19 (via Macrumors). Latency Improvements During WWDC19 Craig Federighi announced that in iPadOS, they were able to cut the latency of the Apple Pencil from 20ms down to 9ms. Developers will be able to receive the “latest and greatest” improvements…


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10:53
Future Macs Could Forsake Intel Compatibility

It’s been presumed that future Macs using A-series CPUs would, via hardware and software magic, maintain Intel X86 compatibility. Maybe not.


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10:49
Netflix ‘pop-out player’ picture-in-picture feature...

Netflix is testing a new picture-in-picture feature with its web app with some Mac users noting the new option. Currently called the “pop-out player,” the PiP option lets users keep an eye on content while using other apps.

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10:44
What it’s actually like to be on House Hunters—twice

I used to really like this show until a few years ago when I found out it was completely fabricated.

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10:30
Google getting out of the tablet game was inevitable...

Yesterday afternoon, Google's hardware division made an unusually forthcoming announcement: The company will no longer build its own tablets. Instead, it will focus all of its efforts on laptops. Given that Google released the Pixel Slate (its first...

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10:21
Moneydance 2019.3

Maintenance update to the personal finance app provides improvements to the Welcome window and fixes a bug in OFX parsing. ($49.99 new, free update, 122 MB)

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10:17
Third-Party Devs Will Be Able to Access iPadOS Apple...

Apple in iPadOS introduced some performance improvements between the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil, cutting latency from 20ms to 9ms with the new software.

Third-party developers who make apps that use the Apple Pencil will also be able to take advantage of some of these latency improvements, Apple software development chief Craig Federighi confirmed last week.

Federighi shared the information in a response to an email sent by developer Claudio Juliano, who tweeted what Federighi had to say last week. The info was highlighted today in a tweet by developer Steve Troughton-Smith.

In the email, Federighi explains that third-party developers have had access to predicted touches via UIKit since iOS 9, and with...

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10:16
Microsoft Office for Mac 16.26

Monthly maintenance release brings new features to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)

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10:15
GarageBand: Better Than Ever (And Free)…

If you haven’t looked at GarageBand lately, you might want to check it out. Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus thinks you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how mature and usable it’s become and how much fun it is to use.


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10:15
AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1

Patches security vulnerabilities on AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule base stations with 802.11n Wi-Fi. (Free)

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10:14
CorelDRAW 2019.2

Brings improvements and bug fixes to the recently resuscitated graphics suite. ($199.99 annual subscription, free update, 2 MB)

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10:12
Cardhop 1.3

Maintenance update with several improvements and added support for Cardhop for iOS 1.1. ($19.99 new, free update, 12.1 MB)

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10:11
Typinator 8.0

Major new version of the text expansion tool with a long list of new features and improvements including a statistics mode and Magic Keys feature. (€24.99 new, free update, 6.9 MB)

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10:00
9to5Mac Daily: June 21, 2019

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

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/06/9to5Mac-Daily-06-21-2019.mp3

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10:00
Take 400 Pre-Loaded Classic 8-Bit Games Wherever You...

We have a deal on the GameBud, a retro-inspired handheld gaming device with 400 pre-loaded classic 8-bit games. You can play up to three hours on a single charge, and you can play games on your own TV via the TV-out port and included AV cable. The GameBud if $29.99 through our deal.


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10:00
Control a fake Tesla while charging your real Tesla

It's easy to get caught up in the drama of Tesla. The weirdness runs the gamut from Robo-taxis, to CEO Elon Musk's bizarre tweets, vehicle demand, manufacturing tents, and investor events. But if we step back for a moment, it's worth reminding...

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09:39
Rogue Amoeba brings Dark Mode and more to Airfoil...

Popular developer, Rogue Amoeba, is out today with an update to its Airfoil and Farrago applications for Mac that brings Dark Mode, Text to Speech support, and more.

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09:37
Hold the phone: Chevy owners can order Domino's...

You now have the chance to order pizza from your car's touchscreen. Chevy has added Domino's ordering to its Marketplace, making it the first company to offer pizza orders directly from your car's dash -- no smartphone app required. It's not a part...

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09:30
watchOS 6 will give customers with older Apple...

watchOS 6 includes six new watch faces with even more customization options for personalizing your Apple Watch — if you have a Series 4 model. The upcoming software update is also coming to Apple Watch Series 1 through 3, but you’ll need to upgrade your Apple Watch if you want to try out all the new watch faces.

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09:28
Review: Synology DS419slim is a versatile NAS in a...




Synology has released a new network attached storage device -- the DS419slim. With its compact size and big performance, it is a great all-around NAS for the beginner or pro.

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09:24
HomePod deals from $229, Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro...

HomePod deals from $229, Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and this weekend’s $5 iTunes movie sale highlight the best deals of the day. Head below for more in this rendition of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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09:19
How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity badges

Achievement badges are a funny thing. You know they’re just a simple little bit of visual flair, they don’t even do anything, and yet for some reason you just have to collect them. Achievements are great motivators, and the achievement badges for the activity tracking on the Apple Watch have inspired many users to get more exercise.

If you want to maximize your badge count, you’re going to watch to chase down as many activity achievements as you can. Most are available year-round, but there are also some time-limited special events to grab, too. Here’s a list of all the activity achievements for the Apple Watch and how to unlock them.

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09:00
The best wireless HDMI video transmitter

By Rachel Cericola and 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 guide to w...

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08:48
Apple is Reportedly in a dispute with Samsung over a...

A newly published Korean tech report today states that Samsung Display and Apple are at odds with each other regarding "penalty" issues in connection to Apple's OLED panel demand missing production goals by a very wide margin.

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08:38
Apple Releases List of iCloud Contributors

Apple has released a list of the third-party software that it has used to make and run iCloud.

The software itself ranges from fonts used in the service to functions such as Javascript libraries, including Google’s Closure Library and the jQuery Foundation’s separate one. While Apple does not disclose which precise elements it uses from these libraries, Google’s one is intended for functions ranging from animation and user interface controls to server communication and text editing.


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08:26
Typinator 8.0.1 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-Friendly Features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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08:25
Samsung asks Apple for compensation on missed OLED...




Samsung has asked Apple to pay a penalty for not buying enough iPhone displays, hoping to recoup losses from missed manufacturing goals.

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08:21
Sony discounts tons of PlayStation games in its...

Hot on the heels of its major Days of Play E3 sale and adding a bunch of games to its PlayStation Hits lineup, Sony is back at it with a Flash Sale on a wealth of PS4, PS3 and Vita games. As you'd expect, PS4 gets the lion's share. Among the more not...

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08:17
Tech Leaders Are Not Listening to Tim Cook

In her latest New York Times column, Kara Swisher reflects on last week’s Code conference. She says tech leaders had not taken on-board Tim Cook’s call that they take responsibility for the chaos their products cause.

Consider a wide-ranging interview I did during the Code conference last week with Andy Jassy, the sharp chief executive of Amazon Web Services, who defended his company’s facial recognition software. The program is called Rekognition — perhaps one of the creepiest names you could give surveillance software — and can match photos and videos with databases. It has been sold to businesses and law enforcement agencies, and its capabilities scare many, given questions of how and where it is deployed. Some critics, for example, are concerned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement may be using Rekognition to help deport immigrants, but Mr. Jassy would not comment on whether that agency uses the program or not.

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08:17
Hopper Disassembler 4.5.12- - Binary disassembler,...

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

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

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



Version 4.5.12:

  • Improves switch / case statement detection for ARM 32bits,
  • Adds a way to change operand format...
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08:06
Qualcomm Uses Apple Documents in FTC Case

Remember when Apple and Qualcomm were at each other’s throats? Well, they aren’t anymore, but their legal battle has ongoing ramifications. 9to5 Mac reported that the chipmaker used internal Apple documents in its current case with the Federal Trade Commission.

Included in those documents were slides from an internal Apple presentation in which Apple outlined ways to pressure and “hurt” Qualcomm… Qualcomm had originally used the documents during its Apple legal battle with Apple earlier this year. Apple and Qualcomm came to a surprise settlement in that case, but the chipmaker continues to fight the antitrust ruling handed down by Judge Koh last month.

 


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07:52
Steve Jobs and Emotional Intelligence

Steve Jobs’s style of management was a hot topic both during his life and remained so after his death. An interesting article on Thrive Global from earlier this month wondered whether or not the Apple founder emotional intelligence.

He certainly found a way to motivate and inspire many of those he worked with, along with millions of consumers around the globe–even across language and cultural barriers. These are all signs of exceptional social awareness, as well as the ability to influence, which is a key aspect of relationship management. But what about Jobs’s communication style, which angered and frustrated many? He had become known for wild emotional swings and was perceived as arrogant and narcissistic. His manner pained many–including his family and others with whom he was close. Jobs himself blamed this on a lack of self-control. When his biographer Walter Isaacson asked him why he was sometimes so mean, Jobs replied: “This is who I am, and you can’t...

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07:46
Apple publicly acknowledges contributors to iCloud




Apple has published an extensive list of third-party software that it's been using in the making and running of its iCloud service, including contributions from Google and Facebook.

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07:41
Foxconn founder calls on Apple to move iPhone...

Foxconn’s founder and largest shareholder Terry Gou says that he has urged Apple to move iPhone production out of China.

The statement may, however, be intended more for the ears of the Taiwanese electorate than for Apple …

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07:41
This page is a truly naked, brutalist html quine

Love this on two counts:

  • The page is HTML rendered as HTML, all tags visible like one of those visible person models, with all the organs and bones showing through invisible skin.

  • Quine. From the Wikipedia page:

A quine is a computer program which takes no input and produces a copy of its own source code as its only output. The standard terms for these programs in the computability theory and computer science literature are “self-replicating programs”, “self-reproducing programs”, and “self-copying programs”.

My nerd light shining through. No apologies.

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07:37
AT&T takes crown as fastest US mobile network,...

PC Magazine:

All four major wireless carriers in the US are constantly flinging claims at you—they’re the fastest, the largest, the friendliest, the best. So 10 years ago, we decided to put those claims to the test. Every year since then, with the carriers’ cooperation, we strap phones into a set of cars and send them across the country with our staff members behind the wheels, scooping up data for several weeks to see who has the fastest and most reliable smartphone data network.

And:

Verizon had a good run for the past five years with its nationwide LTE network, but AT&T has rocketed into the top spot this year. What the carrier calls 5G Evolution may not be 5G, but it’s definitely a stride toward it. The big push to improve its 4G LTE network in preparation for 5G pays off big time for AT&T; it’s America’s fastest mobile network in 2019.

I hate the 5Ge tag. It’s misleading and not at all representative of 5G. As far as I’m concerned, it soiled...

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07:28
Netflix's pop-out player test is perfect for...

Netflix appears to be testing a "pop-out player." The feature lets users watch videos in a small floating box that hovers above other windows and applications, and the tool could be ideal for multitasking.

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07:08
Apple Reportedly in Talks With Samsung About OLED...

Samsung is the exclusive supplier of OLED displays for the iPhone X and newer, as part of a supply agreement with Apple. Due to fewer iPhone sales than anticipated in recent quarters, however, Apple has reportedly ordered fewer OLED displays from Samsung than both companies initially expected.

Due to the shortfall, Korea's ETNews reports that Apple now owes Samsung a penalty in the amount of hundreds of millions of dollars. Instead of paying cash, however, the report claims Apple has offered multiple options, including committing to OLED display orders for future products like "tablets and notebooks."

This aligns with a recent report from Korean site The Elec that claimed Samsung is in talks...

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07:07
Everybody is getting tragically SIM swapped and you...

Been reading a lot about folks getting SIM swapped lately. We posted this SIM-swap horror story a few days ago, and followed up with this story on the strategy that other countries are using but that the US is not.

Came across the headline linked post from Tony Sheng. An interesting read, wondering if it’s simply alarmist or insightful.

In a nutshell, Tony got SIM-swapped and went into great detail on the process and what he did to minimize harm. His highest priority:

Disassociated my phone number from my email address. If you connect your phone number to your email, then a hacker with your phone number can reset your password and take over your email address.

Once they have...

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06:53
Google responds to a WSJ report that concluded there...

First, the Wall Street Journal posted this article about fake businesses hijacking legitimate business names on Google Maps:

The ruse lures the unsuspecting to what appear to be Google-suggested local businesses, a costly and dangerous deception. A man arrived at Ms. Carter’s home in an unmarked van and said he was a company contractor. He wasn’t. After working on the garage door, he asked for $728, nearly twice the cost of previous repairs, Ms. Carter said. He demanded cash or a personal check, but she refused. “I’m at my house by myself with this guy,” she said. “He could have knocked me over dead.” The repairman had hijacked the name of a legitimate business on Google Maps and listed his own phone number.

Google responded to the article with...

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06:41
Can Apple’s new cheese-grater Mac Pro grille grate...

There has of course been a great deal of discussion about the 2019 Mac Pro, due to go on sale later this year …

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06:23
Taiwan's Presidential Candidate Terry Gou Urges...

On Wednesday news broke that Apple was reportedly preparing a fundamental restructuring of its supply chain that could Shift up to 30% out of China. Today Taiwan's Presidential candidate told media that he urged Apple ...

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06:21
Editorial: Apple's move to ARM is possible...




What was once at least a concern and often the barrier that stopped Mac sales, cross-platform software compatibility is now mostly irrelevant to the wider user base -- and we all stand to benefit.

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06:14
SANDMARC launches Anamorphic Lens for iPhone...

SANDMARC — a brand specializing in photography gear for iPhone, DJI and GoPro cameras — has launched the $159 Anamorphic Lens for the iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, and 7 models.

It features a multi-element, multi-coated and anti-reflective glass for superior performance. The lens is housed in an aluminum exterior material designed to keep it lightweight for shooting yet durable.

SANDMARC's 1.33x Anamorphic Lens provides a 2.4:1 wide aspect ratio, enabling cinema-like videos for iPhone filmmakers. With its oval bokeh, the Anamorphic lens captures more horizontal information by squeezing the image. 

SANDMARC Anamorphic lens also features a lens flare effect similar to what you see in the movies when the lens is subjected to vivid light, either through car headlights,...

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06:02
NASA could see more delays for SpaceX and Boeing...

When NASA awarded Boeing and SpaceX contracts to develop vehicles that can take astronauts to the ISS, it was hoping they'll be done by 2017. Unfortunately, both companies grappled with technical challenges that forced them to delay their timelines....

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06:00
Poll: How should Apple fix its Magic Mouse problem?...

Apple’s Magic Mouse is both beautiful and clever in its functionality. But there’s one Magic Mouse problem so obvious and annoying, it’s become universally mocked: you can’t use the mouse while charging it.

There are five possible solutions to this …

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06:00
Get Luminar 3 on sale and learn how to use it with...

I shoot a lot of photos with my new Canon RP mirrorless camera, and although the camera takes amazing pictures, sometimes lighting conditions, haze in the air, and other things can make those photos less than perfect. To get them looking their best, I run my photo files through Luminar 3, the award-winning photo library and editing app from Skylum. Normally priced at $69, we have Luminar 3 on sale for $49 and you get bonus material with it — an online course to get you up to speed on all of Luminar’s powerful features.

The Technical Imaging Press Association voted Luminar 3 as the best imaging software of 2019, blowing away the hard-to-use and...

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05:29
My DNA test confirmed it: I’m not a morning person

There's a coded judgment that people who do well in the mornings hold against those of us who do not. "You're just not a morning person," they say, the words dripping with the implication that our sluggishness in the AM is a result of slovenliness. I...

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05:22
Facebook Marketing Agency xSocialMedia Leaks Medical...

xSocialMedia, a marketing agency on Facebook that runs campaigns for medical malpractice lawsuits, has leaked medical and other data for about 150,000 people.

vpnMentor notes that xSocialMedia might not be subject to HIPAA compliance because patients are free to disclose their health information to the parties of their choice – in this case, by inputting it into a form on one of the advertising firm’s sites.

vpnMentor says it discovered the leak on 2 June. xSocialMedia responded on 11 June and closed the database up on the same day.

What a nice bit of information to wake up to.


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05:15
Foxconn founder urges Apple to move iPhone & Mac...




Terry Gou, Foxconn's founder, has asked Apple to move production plants out of China and into neighboring Taiwan, in hopes of avoiding tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

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05:13
Apple macOS Catalina, Catalyst, and SwiftUI...




This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor enthuse about Affinity Publisher, the newest desktop publishing app from Serif Labs. And while Kano PC partners with Microsoft to take on the iPad in education, Jamf reports that people in the workplace strongly prefer Macs to PCs.

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05:00
How to delete large files for Steam and other apps

The Steam system for games makes it easy to purchase and download games onto a variety of devices you own across multiple computer platforms. Steam acts as a combination of platform, offering some gaming features available to all the apps it supports, and a purchase and copy-protection system. The key part, though, is that when you download a Steam game, the program code is wrapped up and loaded in a way that Steam can use.

However, to macOS, each game can still seem sort of like a standalone app. That becomes important only when you’re trying to clean out storage on your Mac to free up space.

One of the easiest ways to find items that you no longer need is to select  > About This Mac, click the Storage tab, and then click Manage. A window appears that calculates storage consumed across several categories, and lets you select items to delete directly.

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04:55
Esports return to the X Games with 'Apex...

It's been three years since electronic sports were a feature of the X Games, but this year marks its glorious return to the tournament. ESPN has announced that Apex Legends'will be the star of this year's show, with invitational qualifiers taking pla...

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04:33
Foxconn Founder Asks Apple to Move from China

Foxconn founder Terry Gou urged Apple to move some of its production chain from China to Taiwan as trade tensions increase.


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04:23
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019 19.2 - Build world-class...

Dreamweaver CC 2019 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Dreamweaver customer).

Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019 allows you to design, develop, and publish for web and mobile platforms without getting buried in code. Dreamweaver provides an intuitive visual interface for website creation and editing, and offers up-to-date compatibility with web standards as well as first-class support for HTML5/CSS3 and jQuery.

Note: The downloadable file is an installer that will install the application when opened.



Version 19.2:
Code formatting enhancements

  • Dreamweaver supports HTML code formatting within PHP documents as per rules set in Tag Libraries. For more information on how to customize HTML code formatting, see Tag Libraries. Also, you...
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04:21
Adobe Creative Cloud 4.8.2.476 - Access Adobe apps...

Adobe Creative Cloud costs $20.99/month for a single app, or $52.99/month for the entire suite.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.

With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world is synced and organized for you across multiple devices. Track comments posted to shared files, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, respond to invitations to join a project folder, manage your fonts, download the latest product updates, and more.

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04:17
Firefox 67.0.4 - 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 67.0.4:
Fixed:

  • Security fix



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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04:06
Google Cancel iPad-Challenger Tablets

Google has canceled forthcoming tablet products an executive confirmed, with the company no longer trying to challenge the iPad.


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04:05
Drivers may overestimate Tesla Autopilot because of...

Tesla's Autopilot system might have a catchy name, but it may send the wrong message to drivers, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A survey the non-profit organization conducted revealed that a lot of people don't fu...

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04:00
Future iPhones, iPads could have automatic video...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190191094) that could add automatic video cropping of video content to future iPhones and iPads.

In the patent filing, the tech giant notes that electronic devices are often equipped with a camera for capturing video content and/or a display for displaying video content. However, amateur users often capture video content without regard to composition, framing, or camera movement, resulting in video content that can be jarring or confusing to viewers. 

Apple says there’s a need to automate the processing and presentation of video content in an “aesthetically pleasing manner.” The tech giant’s patent filing describes a method of automatically cropping video content for presentation on a display.

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which...

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04:00
What’s new with the keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

The default Apple keyboard hasn’t really changed a lot over the last few years. The iPad got a “flick” gesture in iOS 11 to reduce the need to press Shift so often, and we’ve seen some tweaks here and there, but there hasn’t been a substantial improvement to the keyboard in a long time.

With iOS 13, Apple is making a series of welcome improvements that should go a long way toward appeasing those who have given up on Apple’s keyboard in favor of a third-party one. It’s not a holistic rethinking of the keyboard, but rather a number of welcome quality-of-life improvements.

QuickPath

The most immediately noticeable improvement to the iOS keyboard (besides a dark theme for Dark Mode) is surely the new QuickPath typing method. This is Apple’s version of swipe typing, found in lots of third-party keyboards such as Gboard and...

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03:30
The Morning After: Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Feeling alright after last night's Neon Genesis Evangelion binge? Let's catch up with the news. Google is getting out of the tablet business, and Apple might need to take a look at your 15-inch MacBook Pro. Also...

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03:15
Niantic releases Harry Potter: Wizards Unite a day...

In the realm of games that could possibly draw you in and absorb a decent portion of your day, Niantic, makers of Pokemon Go, has released Harry Potter: Wizards Unite a day early on June 21st.

The game, which features gameplay to Pokemon Go, is set in the fictional Harry Potter universe, wherein players help protect the wizarding world from exposure to muggles.

Players will use their smartphones to capture magical creatures running loose, hunt potion ingredients, and use portkeys to travel to popular locations in the wizarding world. 

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is available for free and requires iOS 10.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve had a chance to try the game and have any feedback to offer, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer and the...

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03:12
Mirror for Sharp TV available for the Mac

AirBeamTV has released Mirror for Sharp TV (https://www.airbeam.tv/mirror-your-mac-screen/sharp/), its new screen mirroring app exclusively developed for Macs.

It allows you to mirror the screen of your Mac to any Sharp TV models from 2012 and onward. No wires or additional hardware are necessary. You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your TV. The app works without the need for an Apple TV or Airplay. The app also works on Sharp Android TVs and Sharp Roku TVs.

Mirror for Sharp TV requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $9.99; a demo is available for download.

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03:12
Mirror for Sharp TV available for the Mac

AirBeamTV has released Mirror for Sharp TV (https://www.airbeam.tv/mirror-your-mac-screen/sharp/), its new screen mirroring app exclusively developed for Macs.

It allows you to mirror the screen of your Mac to any Sharp TV models from 2012 and onward. No wires or additional hardware are necessary. You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your TV. The app works without the need for an Apple TV or Airplay. The app also works on Sharp Android TVs and Sharp Roku TVs.

Mirror for Sharp TV requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $9.99; a demo is available for download.

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03:12
Mirror for Sharp TV available for the Mac

AirBeamTV has released Mirror for Sharp TV (https://www.airbeam.tv/mirror-your-mac-screen/sharp/), its new screen mirroring app exclusively developed for Macs.

It allows you to mirror the screen of your Mac to any Sharp TV models from 2012 and onward. No wires or additional hardware are necessary. You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your TV. The app works without the need for an Apple TV or Airplay. The app also works on Sharp Android TVs and Sharp Roku TVs.

Mirror for Sharp TV requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $9.99; a demo is available for download.

The post Mirror for Sharp TV available for the Mac appeared first on MacTech.com.

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Mirror for Sharp TV available for the Mac

AirBeamTV has released Mirror for Sharp TV (https://www.airbeam.tv/mirror-your-mac-screen/sharp/), its new screen mirroring app exclusively developed for Macs.

It allows you to mirror the screen of your Mac to any Sharp TV models from 2012 and onward. No wires or additional hardware are necessary. You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your TV. The app works without the need for an Apple TV or Airplay. The app also works on Sharp Android TVs and Sharp Roku TVs.

Mirror for Sharp TV requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $9.99; a demo is available for download.

The post Mirror for Sharp TV available for the Mac appeared first on MacTech.com.

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iFinance 4.5.11 - Comprehensively manage your...

iFinance allows you to keep track of your income and spending -- from your lunchbreak coffee to your new car -- in the most convenient and fastest way. Clearly arranged transaction lists of all your financial resources from your debit account to your credit card and cash show you exactly what you spend your money on - the first and most crucial step in getting your finances on-track. iFinance lets you know how your assets perform. Have it analyze your finances and the available charts and reports will show you instantly what your biggest spending items are and where there's potential for savings. The convenient budget feature helps you review your financial goals. How much money can you spend today if you want to stay within your budget? How much more income is needed to achieve your monthly goal?

It supports several different banking file formats, such as CSV, QIF, OFX, and mt940. Import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account...

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Pinegrow 5.5 - Mockup and design webpages faster.

Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and WordPress.



Version 5.5:

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  • OS X 10.9 or later



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It’s not the best news you’re going to hear all day, but at least there’s a replacement program for the issue.

Apple on Thursday announced a voluntary recall for owners of its 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks sold between September 2015 and February 2017. The notebooks, as cited by Apple, feature a battery issue that presents a risk of overheating.

Apple has stated that it will replace the batteries in affected units for free.

To check if your MacBook Pro qualifies for the decal, click on the Apple menu, select “About This Mac” and if the description says “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” take note of the serial number. Then go to Apple’s website and submit the serial number to see if your 15-inch MacBook Pro is part of the recall.

Qualifying 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks can be taken to an Apple Authorized Service Provider, an Apple Retail Store location, or you can contact Apple support to arrange mail-in service. According to Apple’s support...

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