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13:59
Quicken Loans Arena integrating Apple Business Chat...

Last summer, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia began testing Apple’s Business Chat platform as way to handle beer and other drink orders during games. That test is now expanding to Cleveland, where Cavalier fans can now use Business Chat to order drinks.

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13:53
Apple's 2019 iPad Air, iPad mini support...




2019 iPad Air and mini models do support the Crayon, Logitech's cheaper alternative to the Apple Pencil, according to Apple.

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13:48
Netflix's next interactive show is 'You vs...

Netflix is wasting no time capitalizing on the success of its choose-your-own-adventure experiment with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. The company announced today that it already has another user-controlled experience in the works that will put viewers...

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13:42
Syncing Trello and Todoist to Boost Productivity

Trello and Todoist are key tools in lots of people’s productivity armoury, but it is not obvious how they can best work together.


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13:24
Apple Set to Role Out Red Carpet for Hollywood Stars...

LONDON- Apple’s March 25th “It’s Showtime” event looks like it is going to be a bit different from normal tech-company shows. The Times of London reported that Hollywood A-Listers like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey, who is producing a show for Apple, could attend. It is just another element of the firm’s battle for streaming supremacy with the likes of Netflix.

The iPhone maker is ramping up the star power to support its long-awaited push into the entertainment business. For nearly two years Apple executives have been signing up the cream of Tinseltown on lucrative contracts for its on-demand TV and movie service. Next Monday, Apple will explain how it plans to dethrone Netflix and Amazon, the largest players in paid-for video streaming. It may also unveil a subscription news and magazine service, sources said.

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13:00
UFC pay-per-view events will be available through...

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and ESPN announced today that UFC pay-per-view fights will be available exclusively to US audiences through ESPN+. The agreement will go into effect starting April 13th for UFC 236, featuring a rematch between...

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12:58
What it is Like When a Massive Accidental Data...

In June 2018, Steve Hardigree awoke to find that his marketing firm, Exactis, was at the centre of a massive data leak. In fact, his company had accidentally exposed the personal records of almost everyone in the U.S. Mr. Hardigree spoke to Wired, who broke the news originally, about what is was like to be at the center of data scandal.

The ordeal has been a grueling lesson for Hardigree, who says that he’s learned the hard way how much even a tiny firm like his has to prioritize security. “Be careful with your data, and be careful with the people who manage your data,” Hardigree says. “I hired some guys that were careless. But at the end of the day it’s the CEO who’s responsible. I take responsibility.”


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12:52
TMO Background Mode Interview #4 with Tidbits...

Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of Tidbits.com and has published several Take Control (TC) books. He’s the author of Take Control of Apple TV and Take Control of Home Automation. He’s been writing the Take Control books for iOS since version 8, and his latest book is Take Control of iOS 12.

Josh is a great guest and very knowledgeable about Apple, so I invited him to return to Background Mode for the fourth time. In this show, we first discussed the technology and viability of foldable smartphones. Will Apple develop a foldable iPhone or iPad? Or not at all? In the second segment we took a close look at Apple’s new original TV content and service. We pondered pricing, if not free, and how the March 25 “It’s show time” event might play out.


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12:42
∞ Inside Game of Thrones: a story in stunts

h”We burn more people than anyone else!” He said gleefully.

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12:36
Large Apple Watch Survey Shows Device Does Detect...

There have been a number of amazing stories about how an Apple Watch alerted users to a heart condition, saving their life. Results from a large Apple-funded study, presented Saturday at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, backed-up the company’s healthcare claims. Reuters reported that the study found that 84% of irregular heart pulse notifications sent by the Apple Watch were confirmed as episodes of atrial fibrillation. Furthermore, 57% of participants who received such an alert on went and sought medical attention.

Of the 400,000 participants, 0.5 percent, or about 2,000 subjects, received notifications of an irregular pulse. Those people were sent an ECG (electrocardiography) patch to wear for subsequent detection of atrial fibrillation episodes. A third of those whose watches detected an irregular pulse were confirmed to have atrial...

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12:34
Meditab Health Tech Company Data Leak

California company Meditab, which makes medical records software for hospitals, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies, exposed data on a server without a password (via TechCrunch). [Apple Health Records Gets Positive Feedback From Patients] Meditab Leak Besides medical records software, Meditab also processes faxes for healthcare providers, and it was a fax server that wasn’t secured. Dubai…


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12:31
IDC: Apple Watch to ‘undoubtedly lead the way’ as...

IDC is out today with its forecast for the wearables industry in 2019, predicting continued double-digit growth. According to IDC, the worldwide wearables market will grow 15.3 percent in 2019 to 198.5 million units. Looking even farther ahead, IDC anticipates wearables shipments of 279 million units by 2023.

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12:29
Benchmark pegs unspecified 2019 iPad at 2.49GHz with...




Hot on the heels of Apple's 2019 iPad Air and Mini announcements, a Geekbench ranking has appeared for one of the tablets -- though it's uncertain which.

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12:19
Boeing 737 Max pilots didn't have flight...




The nature of how pilots are trained has received scrutiny following two crashes of the Boeing 737 Max in a five month period, with a report revealing pilots were given two hours of tuition on an iPad about the aircraft, rather than using the more conventional flight simulators.

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12:19
Why phone numbers stink as identity proof

I avoid like the plague giving anyone my phone number or Social Security/Social Insurance number. If a company demands I include one, I’ll give them a fake number whenever possible. It doesn’t work in all situations but I try to limit it as much as I can.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:02
The UK is testing its first full-sized autonomous bus

The UK unleashed its first full-sized autonomous bus today -- albeit in limited fashion. For now, the single-deck bus will navigate around a Manchester bus depot, where it will park and maneuver itself into a bus wash. But the technology onboard coul...

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12:00
Apple Watch forecast to hit 27.5 percent of all...




The Apple Watch has become so popular as a wearable that it could account for 27.5 percent of all smartwatches of any kind in 2023, research firm IDC argued on Monday.

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11:58
Slowing iPhone Sales Prompting Far East Suppliers to...

Major Apple suppliers and manufacturers are having to look for business elsewhere after a slump in iPhone sales.


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11:55
A12 Bionic in New iPad Paired With 3GB RAM, Clocks...

Apple's new fifth-generation iPad mini and resurrected iPad Air were announced this morning, and both of the new tablets are equipped with Apple's latest A12 Bionic processors, initially introduced in the 2018 iPhones.

The first Geekbench benchmark of one of the new iPad models (11,2) surfaced shortly after Apple's announcement, confirming a 2.49GHz clock speed, identical to the iPhone's clock speed. The benchmarked iPad also features 3GB RAM, 1GB less than the iPad Pro and 1GB more than the 9.7-inch iPad. 3GB RAM is also the amount of RAM in the iPhone XR, while the XS and XS Max feature 4GB.

At this point in time, we don't know if iPad 11,2 is an iPad mini 5 or a 10.5-inch iPad...

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11:48
Apple’s Latest Privacy Ad is Relatable to Everyone

Writing for ZDNet, Chris Matyszczyk thinks Apple’s latest privacy ad is a joke. He was expecting a serious message about privacy and thinks the video was too superficial.

We’re offered scenes from everyday life, in which people assert their need not to have their conversations overheard, yet they’re played for comedy. There are times when you need to lock strangers — or teachers or even members of your family — out of your personal life.

In my opinion, that’s exactly why I think the ad was great. Most non-tech people don’t want or don’t understand conversations about encryption, open-source, VPNs, etc. Non-tech people are still using Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram despite the awful things Facebook does. Non-tech people are who Apple makes products for.


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11:40
2019 10.5-Inch iPad Air vs. 2017 10.5-Inch iPad Pro

Apple has launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air that can be viewed as a lower-priced successor to the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which has been discontinued. Below, we compare tech specs and features.

Pricing is key, with the new iPad Air starting at $499 with Wi-Fi only and $629 with LTE connectivity in the United States. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro started at $649 with Wi-Fi and $779 with LTE connectivity until it was discontinued. Both have 64GB or 256GB of storage, but the new iPad Air lacks a 512GB option.

Design wise, the iPads...

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11:39
New iPad, iPad mini, Current Apple Lineup – TMO...

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple’s new iPad Air/iPad mini announcements, and how they fit in.


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11:30
Intel will build the first exascale supercomputer in...

The US might currently have the world's most powerful supercomputer, but it isn't resting on its laurels. An international race is on to build exascale supercomputers (systems capable of a quintillion calculations per second) and today, Secretary of...

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11:24
Your Phone Number Shouldn’t Be Your Identity

Brian Krebs wrote a good article on how our phone numbers have become security and authentication tools, and thus closely tied to our identity. But there’s a problem with that.

Phone numbers stink for security and authentication. They stink because most of us have so much invested in these digits that they’ve become de facto identities. At the same time, when you lose control over a phone number — maybe it’s hijacked by fraudsters, you got separated or divorced, or you were way late on your phone bill payments — whoever inherits that number can then be you in a lot of places online.


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11:24
Apple Quietly Releases New iPad mini and iPad Air

Apple has at long last updated the much-loved iPad mini with modern-day specs. Joining it is a new iPad Air that’s essentially an updated 10.5-inch iPad Pro with a worse camera and two fewer speakers.

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11:22
Best Google Home add-ons and accessories

These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Google Home smart speakers even better.

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11:14
New Zealand ISPs block websites hosting Christchurch...

Internet providers in New Zealand aren't relying solely on companies like Facebook and YouTube to get rid of the Christchurch mass shooter's video. Major ISPs in the country, including Vodafone, Spark and Vocus, are working together to block access...

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11:09
Which Styli Are Compatible With the New iPads?

Which styli are they compatible with the new iPads? Andrew does some research to find out.


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11:06
Fifty years of the internet

The growth of the internet was unimaginable by these guys 50 years ago just like we can’t imagine what it will be like 50 years from now but it sure as hell isn’t likely to be “unequivocally wonderful, open, collaborative, trustworthy or ethical.”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:03
Old cases won't fit the new iPad mini and iPad...




There's a few things you should know about the new iPad mini and iPad Air that may make buying a new protective case a better idea instead of using an old one.

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10:58
'Apex Legends' Battle Pass and new...

Apex Legends has exploded in popularity since the battle royale game arrived last month, and EA and Respawn aren't wasting much time in making the first seasonal Battle Pass available. The Wild Frontier pass arrives March 19th for 950 Apex Coins ($9....

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10:53
IDC Forecasts Double-Digit Growth in Wearables in...

In late February Patently Apple posted a report about Apple Watch maintaining it's market lead for Q4 2018 with stats from Strategic Analytics. In early March IDC chimed in with Wearable stats for Q4 2018 with Apple leading the way with both Apple Watch and AirPods. Today IDC published an overview of wearables for all of 2019 and five years out to 2023.

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10:50
Charge up to 4 Devices with USB, USB-C, Qi Wireless...

We have a cool device for today’s deal, the GOSPACE SuperCharger. It can charge up to four devices at once, with two USB charging ports, a USB-C charging port, and built-in Qi wireless charging. It plugs into the wall with a replaceable plug, and it comes with a US, UK, EU, and Australian plug, too. AND, it has a built-in 10,000mAh battery for charging things on the go. That’s a great combo of features, especially if you have a mix of Apple devices that use different charging cables. It’s $44.99 through our deal, but coupon code MADNESS15 brings it down to $38.24 at checkout.


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10:41
PlayStation Vue for Apple TV now lets you watch up...

PlayStation announced today that it is adding support for multi-view to its PS Vue app for Apple TV. This feature, previously exclusive to PlayStation 4, allows users to watch up to four live channels at once.

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10:39
Facebook Can’t Find Enough Local News for its...

Facebook is in a bit of a dilemma when it comes to news. Back in November it launched a feature called Today In, which would give people local news in their area. But the company is having trouble filling Today In with enough news, and this is because Facebook is a big contributor to the demise of news.

Today In may be live in 400 cities, but it’s unavailable across large parts of the country that perhaps most need it, namely, those with few or no local newspapers. Of course, Facebook contributed heavily to death of so many local news outlets as a large portion of advertising spending shifted from legacy media to the web, leading to dwindling newspaper revenue. Facebook isn’t the only reason hundreds of outlets have bitten the dust. Consolidation and mergers have played a role, but the likes of Facebook and Google have certainly been key factors.

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10:29
MegaSeg 6.0.8 - Professional DJ and radio automation.

MegaSeg is a complete solution for pro audio/video DJ mixing, radio automation, and music scheduling with rock-solid performance and an easy-to-use design. Mix with visual waveforms and Magic Trackpad cue and sync. Preview tracks with optional audio outputs and MIDI control. Enjoy fast access and elegant management of your iTunes library, including iTunes Match. Segue or beat-mix between songs or music videos, trigger sound effects via hot keys, note requests via color-coded request lists, cue and preview tracks via multiple sound outputs, create dynamic scheduled playlists, program automatic playlist events, and more...

  • Full iTunes library and playlist integration, including iTunes Match.
  • Visually sync beats in real-time with the waveform viewer.
  • Use Multi-touch trackpad gestures for cue-scrub, pitch shift, and sync.
  • Kick back on autopilot with automatic segues.
  • Change the font face, color, and size.
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10:27
Latest folding iPhone concept offers detailed...

Amid the influx of foldable Android smartphones from the likes of Samsung and Huawei, several designers have attempted to imagine what a foldable iPhone might one day look like. Today, a new concept offers one of the most detailed looks yet at the ‘iPhone X Fold.”

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10:22
iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro: How to choose...




Apple has introduced new versions of the iPad Air and the iPad mini, plus it's removed one of the iPad Pros. This leaves the lineup ranging from $329 to $999 for the just the base models, but it's also made the buying decision a little more involved. AppleInsider explains how to balance getting the most features for your budget.

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10:22
'Beat Saber' will be available for Oculus...

Beat Saber is practically a mandatory game for any VR platform worth its salt, and Oculus knows it. The company has announced that Beat Games' rhythm title will be available for the Oculus Quest when the headset launches this spring. There aren't a...

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10:18
LG USA announces 2019 LG Nanocell TVs with AirPlay 2...

LG Electronics USA will launch its 2019 LG NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD TVs with AI ThinQ beginning with the April debut of the 55-inch and 65-inch class LG Nano 9 series (SM9500 and SM9000 models), and the 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch LG Nano 8 series (SM8670 and SM8600 models) at LG-authorized dealers nationwide. 

Additional models and screen sizes will follow in May and June with other LG OLED models announced later in the year. Prices range from $899 to $2,899. All will support Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit.

Thanks to AirPlay 2, LF NanoCell users will be able to easily play videos, music, photos and more directly from their iPhone, iPad, and Mac to the TVs. And HomeKit will enable customers to control their televisions using Apple’s Home app or by asking Siri.

The 2019 NanoCell TV lineup comprises 11 AI-enabled models, available in sizes ranging from 49 to 86 inches. Unveiled at CES  2019, these new...

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10:07
iPhone XI might get a Triple-lens Camera, Suggests...

Apple is reportedly expected to launch its iPhone XI with surprising upgrades, but by far the most controversial and ugly prototype design now seems to be Apple’s chosen iPhone design. Reputable Japanese website Macotakara reports contacts within the Chinese supply chain of Apple verified that the alleged iPhone XI will add a triple camera array

The post iPhone XI might get a Triple-lens Camera, Suggests Apple Leaks appeared first on iLounge.

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10:04
Apple deploys sixth developer betas of iOS 12.2,...




Apple is quickening the release schedule for its developer betas, with the sixth beta versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available to download for testing.

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10:01
Tired of waiting on new AirPods? Here’s three low...

With AirPods seemingly in a holding pattern and a 2019 launch inevitable but unconfirmed, there’s growing interest in looking at alternatives to Apple’s in-house earbuds. We’ve looked at a number of third-party alternatives that range in price from sub-$50 to $150. The latest reports seem to be pointing towards a new release from Apple this year. Those looking to upgrade now are left to examine the market for an answer. Head below for our three favorite low cost AirPod alternatives.

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10:00
PlayStation Vue's multi-picture mode comes to...

You don't have to pick up a PS4 to take advantage of PlayStation Vue's multi-picture mode in your living room. Sony is introducing the multi-view feature to the Apple TV (not pictured here) on March 18th through an update, and it'll even one-up the P...

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09:48
Is Adobe’s Creative Cloud too powerful for its own...

I don’t think CC is “too powerful” but it is a conversation worth having. A lot of people aren’t happy with where the Creative Cloud is going and how locked in many of us are to it.

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09:45
A New Zealand shooting video hit YouTube every...

In the 24 hours after the mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday, YouTube raced to remove videos that were uploaded as fast as one per second, reports The Washington Post. While the company will not say how many videos it removed, it joined Facebook,...

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09:40
Apple launches Smart Covers for new iPad Air and...

Along with the launch of the new iPad Air and iPad mini today, Apple has updated a few of its accessories including the Smart Cover and iPad Pro Smart Folio.

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09:40
Apple Announces 10.5-inch iPad Air and Refreshed...

Ahead of a planned event next week, Apple today unveiled two new iPads. From a report: The new, larger, 10.5-inch iPad Air will arrive with a 70 percent performance boost compared to its predecessor, thanks to the company's A12 Bionic chip with Apple's Neural Engine. That'll be useful alongside the now 20-percent larger display -- which is compatible with the first-gen Apple Pencil too.

A new iPad Mini has been a long time coming. The 7.9-inch option will, barring screen size, match the Air on specs. The screen is also 25 percent brighter versus old iPad minis, and will also support Apple Pencil -- the tiniest model to do so. Both new iPads have a laminated display that brings the surface glass and screen closer together to improve visibility -- and making them at least a little more desirable than Apple's entry-level iPad. Neither has FaceID built-in, it seems. Look, there's that Home button. The new iPad mini starts at $399 for the Wi-Fi model and $529 for the variant...

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09:35
Samsung wins Patent for a Future Galaxy Watch...

One of Samsung's latest granted patents covers an invention that relates to using a future Galaxy Watch to control home devices with wrist gestures that could turn the channel on a user's TV, to turn on a washer or dryer, to raise or lower air conditioning or heater temperatures all with a simply gesture while wearing their watch.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Up to $500 off latest MacBook...

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

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09:29
Apple VP of Health elaborates on Heart Study results...

Over the weekend, Apple and Stanford Medicine published the full results from the Apple Watch Heart Study. In conjunction with that publication, Apple’s VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai has offered additional detail in a new interview with Men’s Health.

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The post Apple VP of Health elaborates on Heart Study results, explains how Apple Watch tries to prevent false positives appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:29
LG preps AirPlay 2- & HomeKit-compatible Nano...




Building on top of recently-announced OLED models, LG on Monday announced several new NanoCell LCD TVs compatible with Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit standards.

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09:27
Apple Watch accurately spotted heart condition 34%...


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In a large Apple-sponsored study assessing whether the pulse sensor on older versions of the Apple Watch (Series 1, 2, and 3) can pick up heart rhythm irregularities, researchers found that only 34 percent of participants who received an...

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09:23
Stanford institute aims to improve humanity through...

Stanford is joining the rush to create AI research hubs, albeit with a slight twist. The university is opening the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI for short) with the goal of drawing input from across the university and acr...

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09:22
Apple Releasing Sixth Developer Beta of iOS 12.2...

Apple will today seed the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta of iOS 12.2 and two months after the release of iOS 12.1.4.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. The update will be available right at approximately 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

iOS 12.2 will see the launch of a new subscription service within Apple News, which Apple is planning to unveil at an upcoming March 25 event. Apple plans to offer...

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09:14
Apple releasing sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta today

Apple is releasing iOS 12.2 beta 6 for iPhone and iPad today. The latest beta update should be released over-the-air at the top of the hour. Apple will also likely release the sixth beta versions of watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, and macOS 10.14.4 today as well. We’ll update our coverage if any notable changes are discovered in the latest software updates.

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09:00
Sony A6400 camera review: Definitely not a vlogger...

Sony's 24.2-megapixel A6400 APS-C camera was a surprise, filling a gap between the A6300 and A6500 that didn't really need to be filled. Both in how it looks and the technology inside, it didn't seem like a great leap over the A6300. It also lack...

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08:48
LG Announces Additional TVs With AirPlay 2 and...

LG today detailed upcoming availability of its 2019 NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD smart TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support.

The new NanoCell lineup is divided into the Nano 8 and Nano 9 series, with 11 models in total ranging in size from 49 inches to 86 inches. Seven models will be available starting in April, followed by one model in May and three in June. Prices range from $799 to $4,299 in the United States.

LG detailed availability of other AirPlay 2 TVs coming to its lineup last week and says more will be announced later this year.

AirPlay 2 support will allow users to stream videos, music, photos, and more directly from an iPhone,...

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08:47
FileZilla 3.41.2 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

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



Version 3.41.2:

Fixed vulnerabilities:

  • Backport a security fix from PuTTY 0.71 affecting SFTP connections: Fix an integer overflow in the RSA key exchange preceeding host key verification



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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08:37
Facebook can't find enough local news for its...

Facebook hoped to help people across the US stay more informed about local news, information and events when it launched its Today In feature in November. But Facebook says it's having trouble finding enough news to feed into the service -- in part b...

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08:33
MySpace lost 12 years of user content

In the early 2000s, MySpace introduced us all to the world of social networking. Within a few years it became huge platform for music, where bands could share their songs and users could customize their profiles with their favorite tracks. Even as it...

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08:21
iPhone XS Max finally loses a speed test to a...

Over the last four years, iPhone has consistently beaten out Samsung’s flagship smartphones in speeds tests. Now, YouTuber PhoneBuff has put the new Galaxy S10+ up against the iPhone XS Max and it has finally lost its speed test crown.

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08:15
Apple suppliers like Largan & TSMC turn...




A number of Apple suppliers such as Largan and TSMC are diversifying orders amid declining iPhone sales, a supply chain report claimed on Monday.

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08:12
Report: Boeing's crucial 737 Max safety...

Boeing's original 737 Max safety analysis, used by the FAA to certify the aircraft, may have had several serious flaws, according to a report from the Seattle Times. The problems revolved around a software system called MCAS, suspected to have contri...

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08:07
9to5Mac Daily: March 18, 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.

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08:01
Apple's well-known secrecy causing strife with...




Apple's secrecy is once more causing unease with Hollywood regulars, who are griping about a lack of details regarding launch and marketing plans for the imminent TV service announcement.

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08:00
Save over 50% on GOSPACE SuperCharger

With the number of electronic devices we all own and use, you can’t have enough chargers. GOSPACE SuperCharger can charge up to four devices anywhere through USB, USB-C and even Qi Wireless Charging. We have this outstanding mobile charger on sale for $44.99, 54% off of the usual $99 price tag. Use promo code MARCH15 at checkout to take an additional 15% off!

With a built-in 10,000mAh battery, you can keep iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even MacBooks topped off and ready to go anywhere in the world. While the GOSPACE SuperCharger comes with a US style socket already installed, it also comes with EU, UK and Australian sockets for your adventures.

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07:54
Apple resurrects the Air and updates the mini, but...

Apple is going retro with its new iPad lineup. Ahead of next week’s “Show time” event where we expect Apple to introduce a brand-new video streaming service, Apple has unveiled two new iPad models long thought to be ancient history. Making a return is the iPad Air, which was discontinued in 2017, while the aging iPad mini has received its first update in more than three and a half years.

Tim Cook

In response to the new devices, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a pic of him using a new iPad mini with an Apple Pencil to write the word “hello” in cursive—a clear reference to the original Mac.

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07:47
Apple’s new iPad mini and iPad Air both support the...

Apple announced two new iPads this morning, finally updating the iPad mini and bridging the gap between its entry-level and high-end models with a new iPad Air. For the first time, both new product lines gain Apple Pencil support, while also being the first new models since the sixth-generation 2018 iPad to feature Logitech Crayon support.

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The post Apple’s new iPad mini and iPad Air both support the Logitech Crayon appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:45
Google Wear OS at five: Older, wiser, but unpolished

Half a decade has passed since Android Wear debuted. During that time, we've seen in-screen fingerprint readers, rollable TVs, self-driving cars, super-smart AI, phones with folding screens and more. In the midst of all that technological advancement...

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07:41
Apple releases the new iPad Air and iPad Mini 5

Apple just released the all-new iPad Air and the iPad Mini 5. The iPad Air is more powerful than ever before. It’s 6.1mm think and comes with an A12 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine. It also has a 10.5-inch Retina display with True Tone. That being said, it supports Apple’s Smart Keyword along with the

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07:33
YouTube says one copy of NZ shooting video uploaded...

YouTube says that in the hours after the terrorist attack in New Zealand, people were uploading copies of the shooter’s live-streamed video footage at the rate of one copy every second.

Facebook said that it automatically blocked 1.2 million copies at the point of upload, and removed another 300,000 copies …

more…

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07:21
Brexit Might Disrupt UK Delivery of New iPad Airs...

UK delivery of new iPad Airs and Minis could be disrupted – they are set to arrive in the UK at the same time as the country leaves the EU.


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07:12
Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false...




It takes five incidents of detected atrial fibrillation -- Afib for short -- before an Apple Watch will actually alert its owner to the condition, Apple's VP of Health said on this weekend's publication of the Apple Heart Study, run in conjunction with Stanford Medicine.

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06:52
Comment: It seems as if Apple doesn’t know who the...

The iPad mini has long had a rather odd position in the model lineup, but things got weirder still with the new iPad mini launched today.

The smallest iPad in the line-up originally had to try to satisfy the needs of two very different types of customers. There were those who bought it because it was, at the time, the cheapest iPad. In particular, the combination of relatively low-cost and diminutive size made it a popular choice for kids.

But there were also those for whom it was never about price …

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06:52
Apple updates $499 iPad Air, $399 iPad mini ahead of...

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We're one week out from Apple's services-focused event in Cupertino, and the company just announced a pair of devices we've been expecting for quite some time. Apple debuted a new, $499 10.5-inch iPad Air and a new, $399 7.9-inch iPad mini today. Both have familiar designs but also have the company's new A12 Bionic chip.

The new iPad Air looks like previous models, with thicker bezels on the top and bottom of...

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06:50
New York Times previews Apple shows that have...

The list of projects is at the end of the article, which also includes these two nuggets:

People involved in the coming series also said that Apple executives had expressed squeamishness when it comes to the portrayal of technology in the shows — how exactly are you using that iPhone? Or that Mac laptop?

And:

Executives at the company bristled when they discovered there would be scenes involving crucifixes in Mr. Shyamalan’s new thriller for the service, as The Wall Street Journal reported in September. But Apple ultimately allowed the crucifixes to remain, according to two people familiar with the series.

The list of shows detailed in the article:

  • Untitled Series With Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston
  • “Amazing Stories,” a Steven Spielberg Reboot
  • “Are You Sleeping?” a Mystery Starring Octavia Spencer
  • “For All Mankind,” a Ronald D. Moore Sci-Fi Series
  • “See,” With the “Aquaman” Star Jason Momoa
  • ...
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06:44
RESCUECOM: Startup difficulty is the most common...

Apple’s Macs and the macOS are widely thought of to cause very few problems for the millions of people who use them. However, the most common problem is startup difficulty, according to a new RESCUECOM Computer Repair Report. 

This typically involved the computer failing to start up properly, leaving users with nothing more than a blank screen or in some cases a gray startup screen rather than their desktop, per the report, which compares the brand market share of computer makers with their repair share, based on the number of computer repair calls received per brand, to create an overall reliability score. 

The best option in these cases is to boot up in Safe Mode. The Mac will automatically start with the bare minimum software and drivers needed to run. It will then run a diagnostic check and repair any software issues causing the problem.

RESCUECOM says Mac users sometimes face the "White...

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06:42
Apple rolls out new Smart Covers for 2019 iPad Air...




Capitalizing on the launch of new iPad Air and Mini tablets, Apple on Monday released matching Smart Covers in varying colors and materials.

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06:38
MySpace lost all music uploaded from 2003 to 2015

Reddit:

About a year ago, all music on MySpace from 2015 and older stopped working. At first MySpace said they were working on the issue, but they eventually admitted they lost all the data (and apparently didn’t have backups?).

From MySpace:

As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies.

And this screen cap.

Cautionary tale: Keep multiple offsite backups of anything you can’t afford to lose.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:38
Apple removes 10.5-inch iPad Pro from online store...




Apple has quietly retired the 10.5-inch version of the iPad Pro as part of its iPad shakeup, following the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Air, a move that now leaves the 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants as the only two sizes of iPad Pro models available to purchase.

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06:23
Interview with Dr. Sumbul Desai, Apple’s VP of...

Men’s Health:

In an exclusive interview on the eve of the publication of the study, Sumbul Desai, M.D., Apple’s VP of Health, said that during the conceptualizing and design of the product, Apple worked with the medical community, especially around the concern of how to ensure that it won’t drive unnecessary use of medical resources through false positives.

And:

“Before a notification is given to a person, the feature has to see five instances that look like Afib.” Notes Dr. Desai. “By doing that gating within the algorithm, Apple designed toward specificity and toward avoiding unnecessary alerts.”

And this from Dr. Christopher Kelly, cardiologist at Columbia University Medical Center, on whether early detection helps people who are risk of Afib:

“A successful screening test is not one that just detects something earlier; it detects it earlier at a time where earlier intervention improves outcomes,” he says. “Over time we’ll figure out how to...

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06:18
Five of Apple’s scripted TV shows may have already...

The New York Times reports that, at its March 25 “It’s Showtime” event, Apple s expected to reveal details of what it has been working on with stars from both sides of the camera like Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Brie Larson, Jason Momoa, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan and Steven Spielberg.

Apple has 30 scripted series in the works. The Times claims that shows already wrapped include Are You Sleeping, Dickinson, For All Mankind by sci-fi auteur Ronald D. Moore, M. Night Shyamalan's untitled thriller, and Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney's unnamed comedy...

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06:06
Apple introduces new iPad Air and iPad mini (but the...

Today Apple introduced a new iPad Air and an iPad mini. However, there’s still no sign of the long-awaited AirPower wireless charger.

The new iPad Air in a 10.5-inch design has Apple Pencil support and the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine. With the chip, Apple says the iPad Air delivers a 70% boost in performance and twice the graphics capability. Plus, its Retina display with True Tone technology is nearly 20% larger than the previous version with over half a million more pixels.

The new iPad Air

Apple today also introduced the new 7.9-inch iPad mini. With the A12 Bionic chip, it purportedly delivers three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. The advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide color support is 25% brighter and has the highest pixel density of any iPad. It also gets Apple...

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05:59
Apple Launches 10.5" iPad Air and 7.9"...

We barely got our story out that the Apple Store was down when Apple put out their press release about an all-new iPad Air and iPad mini. Apple just introduced their all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil support and high-end performance at a breakthrough price.

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05:56
Apple debuts 2019 iPad Air with A12 Bionic chip and...




Apple has revealed its latest iteration of the iPad of 2019 in the form of the iPad Air, with the latest version of the "budget" model retaining Touch ID and a specifications bump, but also seeing the signature 9.7-inch display changed for a 10.5-inch version.

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05:56
Apple unveils 5th-gen iPad mini with Apple Pencil...




Alongside the new iPad Air, Apple has finally updated the iPad mini with a new processor and Apple Pencil support.

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05:55
Apple may have as many as 11 shows ready to preview...




Of the shows Apple is expected to preview at March 25's press event, about 11 have either finished shooting are near the end, a report revealed this weekend.

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05:47
Apple Launches New 10.5-Inch iPad Air With A12...

Apple today introduced an all-new iPad Air with a 10.5-inch display, A12 Bionic chip, and Apple Pencil support.

The new iPad Air is available to order on Apple.com and at Apple Stores and select resellers starting today with 64GB and 256GB storage. Prices start at $499 for Wi-Fi models and $629 for Wi-Fi + Cellular models in the United States.

The new iPad Air is a lower-cost replacement for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which was priced from $649 prior to...

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05:42
New iPad mini, iPad Air Released

This morning Apple announced the release of a new iPad Air and an iPad mini. The iPad Air is a 10.5-inch model, while the iPad Mini keeps the 7.9-inch form factor. iPad Air The all-new iPad Air in features an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil support and high-end performance at a breakthrough…


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05:40
Apple Announces New Fifth-Generation iPad mini With...

Apple today launched a new fifth-generation iPad mini, featuring an upgraded A12 Bionic processor, first-generation Apple Pencil support, a new advanced Retina display panel, and the same $399 price tag as the previous model.

Apple says that with the new A12 Bionic chip, the iPad mini now delivers three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. Meanwhile the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide color support is 25 percent brighter and has the highest pixel density (3 million) of any iPad.

Elsewhere, an 8-megapixel rear camera brings improved low-light performance and HD video recording, while the front facing camera has been bumped up to 7 megapixels for better-quality selfies and FaceTime HD.

The new iPad also benefits from the same Wi-Fi performance and Gigabit‑...

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05:38
iPhone Backup Extractor 7.6.7.1676 - Extract files...

Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor is the ultimate iOS and iCloud data access and transfer tool. It provides an unrivalled set of functionality to help you access, transfer and recover your iPhone or iCloud data. With iPhone Backup Extractor, you can:

  • Copy and print text messages, WhatsApp messages, and other data from your iPhone
  • Transfer photos and other content from your iPhone (via iTunes and iCloud backups) to your computer
  • Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with a handy export function
  • Download all of your photos from iCloud, via iCloud Photo Library or the Photo Stream
  • Recover your forgotten restrictions passcode
  • Repair and extract data from corrupt iTunes backups



Version 7.6.7.1676:

Improvements:

  • We've tidied up the left-hand navigation bar and added a nice clear "Add data" button to the top of the app's window. This lets you add iCloud accounts...
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05:34
Use iNaturalist to Identify Flora and Fauna

I’ve used iNaturalist for a couple years and think it’s a great tool. Two features that help the app stand out from competitors are 1: The machine learning it uses. Once you take a picture, it can automatically suggest what species you’re looking at. 2: With every photo you upload and tag with location and other metadata, you’re contributing to real science. iNaturalist shares data with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The app is a joint initiative between The California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society and works sort of like a Shazam for Nature in that it lets you snap a shot of something you come across and instantly get an answer for what that planet, animal, or bug might be.

...

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05:33
Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini...

Apple today announced updates to its iPad line. There’s a new iPad mini and a new iPad Air, with a 10.5-inch screen. The iPad Air features a thinner design with a 10.5-inch display and the Apple A12 Bionic chip.

The iPad mini keeps the same 7.9-inch screen, but gets the same A12 spec bump. Both the Air and the Mini are compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil. The iPad mini starts at $399 for the 64 GB model, and the Air starts at $499. You can order them today from Apple.com.

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05:32
The Apple Store is back online!

The Apple Store is back online! The Store was down for 3 hours and 37 minutes.

Apple Store

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05:31
Apple published a new Press Release
05:31
Apple published a new Press Release
05:28
New iPads and iMacs may be Arriving later this...

It appears that Apple wants to get their new iPads out of the way of their March 25th event as the Apple Store is down at present with high expectations that their new iPads will be debuting ...

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05:23
UK Spotify Premium for Family customers can now...

Spotify last year offered a free Google Home Mini speaker to Premium for Family subscribers in the US, and it is now offering the same deal to customers in the UK …

more…

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05:05
Apple's March Event: the future of TV, games...




To clarify where Apple is headed in television, it's useful to look back on what it's already done, and what it has intentionally avoided.

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05:00
China Rapidly Rose to become Apple's Top...

China has Rapidly Risen to become Apple's top Manufacturing Country while gunning to Replace Taiwan as Top Supplier Nation. While the number of suppliers have tripled since 2012, U.S. suppliers fell 32% in the same time line. The report points out the rise of mainland China in Apple's supply that is beginning to put pressure Taiwan's leadership as a component supplier.

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05:00
If you enjoy gaming on an Apple device, you’ll enjoy...

If you have a Mac, iPad Pro, and/or a new Apple TV, and if you like games — especially retro arcade titles— add the $49.95 Nimbus Wireless Controller to your shopping list.

Play Pac-Man on your iPad Pro using your finger to direct our yellow hero and you’ll be gobbled up quickly. Use the Nimbus with its two physical (analog) joysticks, a traditional D-pad and buttons, and you’ll survive much longer. 

The Nimbus sits comfortably in your hands, and the buttons and sticks are extremely responsive. The Nimbus pairs easily over Bluetooth with iOS devices, the Apple TV, as well as Macs (more on the latter below). 

The wireless controller can be charged via the Lightning port on the controller. With the controller turned off (HOLD switch showing orange), the LEDs will light up from left to right, showing the charge state of the battery. Each LED marks 25 percent of a charge. 

Depending on the...

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04:26
Apple Has Wrapped Filming on Five Original TV Shows...

In one week, Apple will host a media event in California focused mainly on details about its upcoming TV streaming service. This week, The New York Times published a report about the state of a few shows on the service, hinting at which ones might be available at launch, the issues some partners have with Apple's plans, and more.

According to the story, around 11 projects have either completed filming or are nearing the end of filming, meaning they are the likeliest to appear in the "first wave" of shows on Apple's service. While we'll get the first glimpse at Apple's streaming service next week, the full service isn't expected to launch until later in the year.

Shows that have finished shooting include "Are You Sleeping?" starring Octavia Spencer; Ronald D. Moore's "For All Mankind"; M....

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04:24
Galaxy Note 10 Can Easily Replace Galaxy S10

With Samsung’s Galaxy S10 release and every rumor of future launches including the upcoming Galaxy Note 10, it appears as if the smartphone industry is dabbling at the edges of improvement. Each year, there seems to be a sharp decline in the improvement of the device performance, design screen sharpness, and storage. A 4K HDR

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04:00
Apple patent filing involves a “user interface for...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190082097) for a “user interface for camera effects” that shows the tech giant’s ongoing attempts to make the camera features of the iPhone and iPad even better.

In the patent filing, Apple says that some techniques for managing camera effects on portable devices are generally cumbersome and inefficient. For example, modifying the visual effects in viewfinders such that captured images and recorded videos exhibit the visual effects often requires extensive user input and is imprecise. 

Another example, some existing techniques use a complex and time-consuming user interface, which may include multiple key presses or keystrokes. Apple sys existing techniques require more time than necessary, wasting user time and device energy. The company wants to change this.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “In some examples, the electronic device transitions between user interfaces for capturing photos based on data received...

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04:00
How to add other people’s fingerprints to Touch ID

Touch ID is old hat, having first appeared in 2013 with the iPhone 5s. However, some features still remain obscure, based on reader email and conversations I have. A key one is that you don’t have to use only your own fingerprints for Touch ID for a device that is nominally yours.

Touch ID allows you to set up to five fingerprints total, including one you enroll initially when first configuring the phone, tablet, or laptop. In Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, you can enter your passcode and then tap Add a Fingerprint to enroll more. On a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Touch ID, open the Touch ID preference pane.

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03:29
New York Times names five of Apple’s original...

In a lengthy profile over the weekend, the New York Times sets up its narrative for the upcoming Apple spring event; specifically the state of Apple’s TV service.

Echoing other publications, the NYT believes that Apple’s shows will likely debut in the fall. It says there are five shows that have finished filming and about six more are in the middle of production. In fact, it goes on to name the five projects that are now at the post-production stage.

more…

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03:15
Rumor: Higher-end 2019 iPhone lineup could feature...

Straight from the depths of Rumorville, a new mockup, sourced from Chinese suppliers has gone into the wild, of the iPhone 11 featuring a triple-camera system in a rectangular formation. The formation would consist of three cameras plus a flash, as seen in the Huawei Mate 20.

It’s also thought that this camera configuration could be found on the higher-end iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors, complete with larger storage capacities.

The rumor is also lent some additional credence by case manufacturers who claim to have seen evidence of cases with square cutouts where a triple camera system could poke out.

It’s also thought that mid-level storage iPhone 11 units might retain the dual camera module seen in the iPhone XS.

It would not be the first time that Apple has limited features to higher-tier variants of their devices. With the iPhone 7, the glossy new Jet Black color was only available on the 128 GB and 256 GB SKUs. More recently, the 2018 iPad...

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03:03
Apple’s Online Store Goes Down

Apple’s online store has gone down since morning, leaving users with the message “Be right back. We’re making updates to the Apple Store. Check back soon.”. The reason for the downtime is not known yet, however, Apple usually takes down their online store when making updates to their product range. According to multiple rumors, Apple

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03:00
Apple announces WWDC19 conference to be held between...

Late last week, Apple announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, from June 3rd to the 7th.

WWDC19 marks the 30th anniversary of the conference, which showcases the newest features in iOS, macOS, and other Apple products. While WWDC is only for developers and not open to the general public, Apple does make major announcements during the keynote presentation, which is usually streamed online on Apple’s website.

For developers looking to attend WWDC19, there are a limited number of tickets available, and you must apply for the opportunity to buy them. Participants will need to be part of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program prior to registering to purchase tickets. From there, selected entrants can buy tickets for $1,599 each.

Entrants have until March 20th to sign up.If you are a developer and would like to attend WWDC19, know that there are a limited...

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03:00
Edifier W860NB ANC headphones review: Excellent...

Sound quality is quite good—as long as you listen with active noise cancellation enabled; otherwise, it's just too boomy.

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02:42
Online Apple Store down ahead of rumored iPad &...




The online Apple Store periodically goes down for maintenance or to roll out new hardware, but the latter is a distinct possibility given that new hardware is expected, and the March 25 "its show time" event is expected to be focused on other matters.

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02:40
Spotify 1.1.2.285. - Stream music, create playlists...

Spotify is a streaming music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. Whether you like driving rock, silky R&B, or grandiose classical music, Spotify's massive catalogue puts all your favorites within your reach. No streaming service offers a larger, more varied catalogue.

The music you love, whenever you want it

  • You're the DJ. Add stars to your favorite tracks, and create playlists. Spotify lets you keep your favorites close at hand.
  • Endless discovery. With built-in Related Artist suggestions, Spotify will help you discover your new favorite artists, albums, and tracks.
  • Make it social. Follow your favorite artists, share musical recommendations with friends, and more.



Version 1.1.2.285:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • ...

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02:08
Apple's Online Store Goes Down Amid New iMac...

Apple's online store has gone down this morning. The company typically takes the site down pending changes to its product lineup, so we may well see new product announcements later today.

Apple has several rumored products debuting soon, including a new affordable iPad, iPad mini 5, next-generation AirPods, and its long-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat.

At least some of these product announcements were expected to be made via press release during the company's March 25 "It's Showtime" event, which will reportedly be service-focused, but Apple could feasibly announce new products sooner.

Indeed, well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman...

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02:03
Apple Store is down as iPad and iMac updates rumored

The Apple Store has just gone down, a move usually associated with new products. Whilst there is an Apple event next Monday focused on software and services, it is about time for Apple’s spring hardware updates.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman cryptically tweeted over the weekend that Apple was planning updates to the iPad and iMac lines ahead of the ‘It’s showtime’ event.

more…

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01:55
The Apple Store is down!

The Apple Store is down! The average Store downtime is about 3 hours and 19 minutes.

What to do next?

Fastest:
Fast:
Also fast:
Medium:
Slow:
Slowest:
Open the alarm page in your browser to know exactly when the Apple Store comes back online
Follow @IsTheStoreDown on twitter
Install our Dashboard widget for Mac OS X
Subscribe to the email function to receive an email when the Store status changes
Check the store yourself later
Wait for the media to report anything new
Please feel free to share this information with your friends :-)

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01:04
iShowU Instant 1.2.11 - Full-featured screen...

iShowU Instant gives you real-time screen recording like you've never seen before! It is the fastest, most feature-filled real-time screen capture tool from shinywhitebox yet. All of the features you would expect are here, and probably some you don't!

  • Record from any screen
  • Enhance your microphone audio through the use of a dynamics processor, compressor and/or equaliser*
  • Record from iOS devices
  • Add text and/or an overlay
  • Enhance your recording with mouse and click visualization
  • Trim front/back after recording
  • Create time-lapse recordings
  • Share to a wide range of online services
  • And more!

* requires Advanced Features.



Version 1.2.11:

  • Fixed problem whereby in release builds, the mic audio could become crackly over time....
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00:00
How to check battery cycle count on your MacBook

Most of Apple’s modern notebooks can go through 1,000 charge cycles before needing a battery replacement. Follow along for how to check the battery cycle count on your MacBook.

more…

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Sunday March 17

21:12
24-hour Deal Zone: Apple's 512GB 12.9-inch iPad...




While supplies last, B&H Photo is slashing the price of Apple's Mid 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 512GB of space and Wi-Fi functionality. Priced at just $749 after a $400 instant discount with free shipping and no tax in several states, this is the lowest price available for the spacious model during the special DealZone event.

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20:59
SoftRAID 5.7.5 - High-quality RAID management.

SoftRAID allows you to create and manage disk arrays to increase performance and reliability. SoftRAID allows the user to create and manage RAID 4 and 5 volumes, RAID 1+0, and RAID 1 (Mirror) and RAID 0 (Stripe) volumes. SoftRAID also provides "predictive disk failure", where users are alerted to potential disk failures even before they fail.

SoftRAID's intuitive interface and powerful feature set make this utility a must-have for any OS X Server admin, "Pro" user, photographer, digital-video editor, or desktop user who wants more reliable backup for his computer.



Version 5.7.5:
Added:

  • Support for localized update and upgrade feature lists in the Update Available window. This window is displayed in both the SoftRAID application and SoftRAID Monitor when a new version of SoftRAID is available
  • Support for Akitio Thunder2 Quad and Thunder2 Quad mini to SoftRAID XT



  • OS X 10.8.5 or...

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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.728 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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19:23
Simple Serialized SQL Inserts

Working with SQL is pretty straight forward. Once can easily parse xml, json, or just csv and insert values into new rows in a database. Here, we’ll insert two fields, user_name and role_name into a new row in a table called krypted:

INSERT INTO krypted (user_name, role_name) VALUES (krypteduser, admingroup);

The post Simple Serialized SQL Inserts appeared first on krypted.com.

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18:33
Internet Archive races to preserve public Google+...

Just because Google+ is shutting down on April 2nd doesn't mean your years of social posts will be lost in the void. The ArchiveTeam recently started caching public Google+ content to make it available on the Internet Archive after the fateful day....

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17:05
Steam partners can use Valve's network to speed...

Don't be surprised if the online performance of some Steam games happens to get a boost. Valve has released a software framework that lets Steam partners make use of its network. The move should improve the connection quality (including lower lag),...

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15:55
There is a good variety of alternatives to Instagram

I’m less and less likely to post to Instagram, if only because of the ridiculous amount of advertising I see when I use the app. I’ve just recently re-upped my Pro membership on Flickr and will likely check out some of these other services Chartier mentions.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:27
Tesla drops mid-range Model 3 battery option

Now that the $35,000 Model 3 is here, Tesla appears ready to streamline its options. The automaker has removed the Mid Range battery option from its Model 3 configuration tool, leaving a gap between the Standard Range and Standard Range Plus models...

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14:26
Counterpoint Research: Apple’s AirPods will...

The global market for true wireless hearables such as Apple’s AirPods is estimated to reach a volume of 129 million units by 2020, according to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Emerging Technology Opportunities (ETO) service.

The upcoming second-generation of AirPods and similar earbuds from other technology giants will be the catalyst for market growth, adds the research group. This forecast is based upon the premise that the penetration of wireless hearables among global smartphone users will keep increasing along with the view that Apple will aggressively drive this business to offset declining smartphone sales. Apple AirPods’ sales were estimated at around 35 million units accounting almost three-fourths of this emerging segment last year, according to...

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14:14
A Project Titan Patent reveals how Headlight &...

On Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Project Titan. Today highway drivers are familiar with using cruise control to keep a vehicle in-line with highway speed limits while providing a driver's foot a rest. In the future, cruise control will be advanced to 'autonomous control' wherein the driver will literally be able to hand over total or partial control of their vehicle to a very complex computer system. Apple's patent covers embedded ...

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14:00
Textiles become circuits in 'The Embroidered...

Google and others have developed smart clothing with built-in integrated circuits, but what if the textile itself formed the circuit? That's the idea behind The Embroidered Computer, an interactive installation from artist and researcher Irene Posch...

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12:44
NASA's latest cubesat candidates include a...

NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative is still going strong nine years after it was first announced. In fact, the agency has just revealed the 16 small satellite projects hitching a ride on bigger missions from 2020 to 2022. The selected CubeSats, which i...

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12:24
Your local Irish pub, from Dublin to Dubai, proves...

Even though many are “cookie cutter”, I still love the look and feel of a “true” Irish pub.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:42
Standard Medicine announces Results of Apple Heart...

Apple announced late Friday that Stanford Medicine had reported the results of the Apple Heart Study, the largest study ever of its kind, which enrolled over 400,000 participants from all 50 states in a span of only eight months. Patently Apple has also discovered that Johnson & Johns will begin a new heart study working with Apple.

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11:16
Amazon's Virginia headquarters clears a key...

Amazon just took a large step closer to establishing a second headquarters in Virginia. The Arlington County Board has voted unanimously in favor of granting Amazon an estimated $51 million incentive package that includes $23 million in cash over 15...

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10:37
Apple's March Event: a big new move into...




It's almost "show time." That's the phrasing used in media invitations to Apple's March 25 event, where the company is expected to unveil its subscription packages for video, news, magazines, and games. It appears Apple is continuing to "pull the thread" to see where the future of television leads, and it sure looks like that future is tight integration between iOS, Apple TV and HomePod.

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10:32
Conor McGregor vs. fan's iPhone, 22 Apple...




This week in the Apple crime blotter, MMA star Conor McGregor allegedly smashed a fan's iPhone, a thief broke into an app company's office in Brooklyn and stole MacBooks twice in two weeks, and more.

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10:22
Maxell (Hitachi) Launches a 10 Count Patent...

As the news hit the wires on Friday that a jury in a San Diego court found Apple guilty of infringing three Qualcomm patents to the tune of $31 million, Maxell Ltd filed a new patent infringement case against Apple. The lawsuit covers iDevices using Maps, FaceTime, AirDrop and more that allegedly infringe on Maxell and Hitachi patents (which is from Hitachi Maxell).

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09:45
The best Android and iPhone gimbal

By Signe Brewster

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 Android and iPhone gimbal guide h...

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09:13
New iPad 9.7 (2019) could release alongside Apple’s...

Old news: Apple to hold an event on the 25th of March. The company is reported to unveil its long purported video streaming service to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Also, making the headlines could be the news service, the company is known to have been working on. However, apart from

The post New iPad 9.7 (2019) could release alongside Apple’s streaming service appeared first on iLounge.

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09:00
WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete...

Almost exactly one year ago, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called on users to delete Facebook. Now, Acton is renewing that call, while also criticizing companies like Apple for certain privacy and moderation stances.

more…

The post WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:27
How to stream NCAA Selection Sunday on Apple TV,...

It’s easier than ever this year to stream Selection Sunday on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. As conference tournaments start to wrap up, NCAA March Madness is about to begin in full force. Tonight marks the beginning of it all with Selection Sunday, where the bracket for this year’s games will be set

Here’s how to stream Selection Sunday.

more…

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08:15
Facebook pulled over 1.5 million videos of New...

Internet giants have been racing to pull copies of the New Zealand mass shooter's video from their sites, and Facebook is illustrating just how difficult that task has been. Facebook New Zealand's Mia Garlick has revealed that the social network rem...

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07:34
Massive Study Finds Apple Watch Can Detect...

An anonymous reader quotes Engadget:
Researchers from Stanford University's School of Medicine presented results from a giant study sponsored by Apple Inc. that showed the Apple Watch can sometimes spot patients with undiagnosed heart-rhythm problems, without producing large numbers of false alarms. The Apple-sponsored trial enrolled 419,297 people and was one of the largest heart-screening studies ever.
The study, details of which are being presented today at the American College of Cardiology conference in New Orleans, used the watch's sensors to detect possible atrial fibrillation... People who have atrial fibrillation are at risk of blood clots and strokes. In the U.S., it causes 750,000 hospitalizations a year and contributes to 130,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because it doesn't always produce outward symptoms, it can go undiagnosed. According to results presented Saturday, about 0.5 percent of patients in the study --...

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07:15
Siri currently down for many iOS and HomePod users...

Many Apple users in Europe are reporting issues accessing Siri today. The problems appear to have started several hours ago, with Siri seemingly down completely in many areas of the world. In the United States, however, Siri is still functional.

more…

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07:00
The Polestar 2 is more than just a pretty face

The Polestar 2 was unveiled ahead of the Geneva motor show via a livestream from Sweden. The automaker wanted more time to chat about the electric vehicle than the typical 15 to 20 minutes allotted at auto shows while also sticking to its environ...

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06:00
What’s the best sports app for iPhone?

Baseball season is upon us here in the United States, and I am already looking forward to Spring Practice for college football. To be perfectly honest, I am a glutton for punishment when it comes to sports. I root for the Atlanta Braves who last won a World Series in 1995 despite winning fourteen straight divisional titles. In 1996, they went up 2–0 on the New York Yankees in New York and then proceeded to get swept at home. I also root for the Atlanta Falcons, and they famously were up 28–3 in the third quarter in the Super Bowl before the Patriots made the most epic comeback. To make matters worse, my beloved Georgia Bulldogs lost to Alabama in overtime of the college football championship in January of...

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05:01
IKEA makes furniture more accessible with 3D printing

If you live with disabilities, shopping for furniture can be difficult. Many common furniture items aren't designed with accessibility in mind, and those that are can be rare or non-existent. IKEA Israel has a technological solution: 3D print piece...

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03:09
FCC clears path for terahertz wireless data

Never mind the possibilities opened up by millimeter wave 5G and other many-gigahertz technologies -- the FCC is already thinking about the next generation beyond that. The Commission has voted unanimously in favor of creating a category of experime...

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02:25
SoftRAID 5.7.5 - High-quality RAID management.

SoftRAID allows you to create and manage disk arrays to increase performance and reliability. SoftRAID allows the user to create and manage RAID 4 and 5 volumes, RAID 1+0, and RAID 1 (Mirror) and RAID 0 (Stripe) volumes. SoftRAID also provides "predictive disk failure", where users are alerted to potential disk failures even before they fail.

SoftRAID's intuitive interface and powerful feature set make this utility a must-have for any OS X Server admin, "Pro" user, photographer, digital-video editor, or desktop user who wants more reliable backup for his computer.



Version 5.7.5:
Added:

  • Support for localized update and upgrade feature lists in the Update Available window. This window is displayed in both the SoftRAID application and SoftRAID Monitor when a new version of SoftRAID is available
  • Support for Akitio Thunder2 Quad and Thunder2 Quad mini to SoftRAID XT



  • OS X 10.8.5 or...

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01:35
BetterTouchTool 2.728 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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00:47
Shopping Guide: Is the 2015 MacBook Pro worth...

Walking past an Apple store without glancing at the MacBook Pros is a very difficult task for me. Almost at every one of those instances, I end up entering the store and start admiring them. The current generation MacBook Pro are a delight to look at: precision cut edges, dashy, and that Space Grey color

The post Shopping Guide: Is the 2015 MacBook Pro worth considering? appeared first on iLounge.

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Saturday March 16

22:27
Two thirds of Android antivirus apps don't work...

It can be wise to secure your Android phone with antivirus software, but which ones can you count on? You can rule out most of them, apparently. AV-Comparatives has tested 250 antivirus apps for Google's platform, and only 80 of them (just under on...

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20:59
iClock 4.7.1 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar...

iClock replaces the old Apple's default menu bar clock with more features, customization and increases your productivity.

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
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20:42
'Dota 2' app rewards you for predicting...

Valve doesn't just want you to watch Dota 2 eSports matches -- it wants you to have a small stake in them. It just released a Dota Pro Circuit app for Android and iOS that lets you win Shards (the in-game currency for Dota Plus members) by predictin...

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19:10
Steam mods will filter 'off-topic review bombs...

One of the issues with relying on user reviews to rate content is the possibility that some of those reviews may not be written in entirely good faith. Recently Rotten Tomatoes took new steps to manage the impact of fake reviews submitted for Captain...

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17:34
Facebook board member met Cambridge Analytica...

Facebook has never said when its execs learned about Cambridge Analytica's misuse of data, but The Guardian might have some insights. Its sources claim Facebook board member Marc Andreessen met Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie bac...

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16:07
Neil deGrasse Tyson will continue with 'Cosmos...

Fox and National Geographic have completed their investigation into Neil deGrasse Tyson over alleged sexual misconduct, and have decided to give both Cosmos: Possible Worlds and StarTalk the go-ahead. While the channels didn't reveal their findings (...

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15:43
Daily Deal: The Ultimate Charger – GOSPACE...

GOSPACE SuperCharger is available now for just $44! Save up to 54% off today. Offer ends in 7 days! In this technological era, the only thing that’s kept us from using our tech-devices non-stop is charging, and if you’re like me, you’re always constantly charging different devices. The laptop, the phone, the wireless headphones, the

The post Daily Deal: The Ultimate Charger – GOSPACE SuperCharger appeared first on iLounge.

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14:34
Epic Games Store plans include cloud saves and...

Don't worry if you think the Epic Games Store's features are threadbare at the moment -- there's a good chance the features you like are in the pipeline. Epic has posted a public roadmap for its portal, and you can expect a steady stream of addition...

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13:02
Microsoft releases Windows Defender extensions for...

Microsoft has developed and started testing Windows Defender Application Guard extensions for both Chrome and Firefox to better protect enterprise PCs. The feature, which used to be an Edge exclusive, keeps PCs safe by opening web pages not included...

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12:30
Deal of the Month: Get 50% off HyperDrive wireless...

This month, Hyper is back to give our readers the 9to5Mac Deal of the Month. For the entire month of March, you can get 50% off Hyper’s combo wireless charger/USB-C hub and its other wireless chargers for your home and vehicle:

Head below to get 50% off wireless charging from Hyper w/ exclusive promo code

Hit the video for a hands-on look:

more…

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12:17
How to get your Mac or iPhone ready before you take...




Depending on the problem your device has, you may have to leave it with the Genius Bar -- and they may have to send it off to Apple. Make the process easier for yourself and for them plus protect your sensitive data by taking a few steps in advance.

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11:28
Stanford study finds Apple Watch can detect...

Stanford has released the results of its Apple Watch-based heart study more than a year after it began, and it appears to have been a success, with a few caveats. Only 0.5 percent of the more than 400,000 volunteers received warnings of irregular he...

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11:14
Spotify fires back at Apple, says ‘every monopolist...

Yesterday morning, Apple responded to Spotify’s aggressive PR campaign regarding its App Store policies. Now, Spotify has fired back at Apple yet again, this time calling the company a “monopolist” and saying its policies hurt consumers and competition.

more…

The post Spotify fires back at Apple, says ‘every monopolist will suggest they’ve done nothing wrong’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:27
Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in...




Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

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10:00
Recommended Reading: Beto O'Rourke and Cult of...

Beto O'Rourke's secret membership in America's oldest hacking group
Joseph Menn,
Reuters

Beto O'Rourke: Democratic presidential candidate and... member of a hacking group? Reuters reports the former Texas congressman once belonged to Cult of the D...

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09:48
Apple offers peek behind the curtain of GarageBand...




To celebrate 15 years of GarageBand, Apple has offered a behind-the-scenes look at what went into the music creation tool's production, as well as providing access to the media to the Music Apps studio for the first time, revealing the amount of work that goes into producing all of its sounds and virtual instruments.

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09:26
This week’s top stories: iPhone privacy ad, March...

In this week’s top stories: Apple makes its March 25th event official and confirms WWDC dates, Spotify takes on Apple, Apple’s new iPhone privacy ad, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories.

more…

The post This week’s top stories: iPhone privacy ad, March 25th event confirmed, WWDC registration, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:58
Spotify on Apple's Response to App Store...

Spotify on Wednesday announced it filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission over unfair App Store practices. Apple responded two days later, labeling the complaint as "misleading rhetoric" and arguing that "Spotify wants all the benefits of a free app without being free."

The war of words has since continued. In a statement issued to Variety, Spotify said "every monopolist will suggest they have done nothing wrong" and that, consequently, Apple's response was "entirely in line" with its expectations.

Spotify's statement:Every monopolist will suggest they...

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08:30
This week in tech history: The birth of the internet...

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 will do. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, a...

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07:51
Rolling Stone feature explores Apple’s ‘Music Apps’...

As GarageBand celebrates its 15-year anniversary this year, Rolling Stone is out with an inside look at how Apple creates the sounds in the app, the role of GarageBand in music production today, and more. The report is “the first media visit Apple has ever allowed to its Music Apps studio.”

more…

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07:48
Over 40,000 people participate in Apple Heart Study

Stanford Medicine has reported results of the Apple Heart Study, the largest study ever of its kind, which enrolled over 400,000 participants from all 50 states in a span of only eight months. 

Apple and Stanford created the study to evaluate Apple Watch’s irregular rhythm notification, which occasionally checks the heart's rhythm in the background and sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm appears to be suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AFib). As part of the study, if an irregular heart rhythm was identified, participants received a notification on their Apple Watch and iPhone, a telehealth consultation with a doctor and an electrocardiogram (ECG) patch for additional monitoring.

“We are proud to work with Stanford Medicine as they conduct this important research and look forward to learning more about the impact of Apple...

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07:15
Over 2,000 Participants Received Irregular Heart...

Stanford Medicine researchers presented their findings of the Apple Heart Study at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in New Orleans today, as noted by Apple in a press release.

Apple and Stanford created the study to evaluate the Apple Watch's irregular heart rhythm notification feature, which occasionally checks the wearer's heart rhythm in the background and sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm appears to be suggestive of atrial fibrillation.

419,093 people across the United States participated in the study. As part of the study, if an irregular heart rhythm was identified, participants...

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07:09
Apple and Stanford Medicine announce full results...

Apple and Stanford Medicine today announced the results of the Apple Heart Study. The study enrolled over 400,000 participants, making it the “largest study ever of its kind,” according to Apple. The findings were presented in New Orleans this morning.

more…

The post Apple and Stanford Medicine announce full results from Apple Watch Heart Study appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:07
Apple's 419,093 participants in its cardiac...




The data gleaned from Apple's cardiac health study in conjunction with Stanford has been disclosed, with doctors in attendance positive not just about the study as a whole, but also about the Apple Watch as an additional source of information to diagnose a problem.

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07:00
Women in tech: Success still hangs on relationships...

March is Women's History Month and last Friday was International Women's Day. Many organizations, including tech companies, took the opportunity to celebrate the occasion in different ways. Google, for example, partnered with UN Women to share storie...

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06:57
Apple published a new Press Release
06:57
Apple published a new Press Release
06:52
Apple shares new ‘There’s more to iPhone’ videos...

Apple this weekend has shared three new videos in the United Kingdom as part of its “There’s more to iPhone” marketing campaign. These videos focus on Face ID, iOS 12, and smartphone recycling practices.

more…

The post Apple shares new ‘There’s more to iPhone’ videos highlighting iOS 12, Face ID, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:30
iClock 4.7.1 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar...

iClock replaces the old Apple's default menu bar clock with more features, customization and increases your productivity.

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
| Read more »
06:25
Phil Schiller talks WWDC history, the art of live...

Yesterday evening, Apple executive Phil Schiller made a surprise appearance on the Accidental Tech Podcast with Marco Arment, John Siracusa, and Casey Liss. During the interview, Schiller talked about the history and goals of WWDC, how Apple works to make WWDC more accessible to everyone, the art of live demos, and more.

more…

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06:00
Making the Grade: How to avoid the biggest education...

Over the years I’ve talked with hundreds of schools about their technology deployments. While I don’t do any paid consulting officially, I love to go and visit other schools to share ideas, talk about best practices, and to see how their technology stack is set up. I’ve noticed schools that struggled to get off the ground and maintain traction all have one key trait that they all share. Here’s the one simple thing you should do before buying a single iPad or Mac to avoid major education technology mistakes. more…

The post Making the Grade: How to avoid the biggest education mistakes with technology appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:45
The Morning After: Qualcomm wins a round vs. Apple

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! While we take a look back at some highlight stories this week out of SXSW, there's a trial result in Apple v. Qualcomm, and a presidential candidate's past is quite relevant to our inter...

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05:11
Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in...




Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller made an appearance on a podcast on Friday, with the executive discussing the 30th World Wide Developer Conference for nearly an hour.

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05:00
Apple granted patent for an ‘intelligent disk space...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,230,796) for an “intelligent disk space manager” for its various devices. It could be configured to manage the disk space by requesting clients running on the user device to free up disk space. 

The clients receive the requests and respond to the requests by deleting their own data to free up the requested disk space. In the patent filing, Apple notes that Generally, users tend to load their devices with large amounts of data (e.g., music, pictures, movie, etc.). At some point, there may not be enough disk space remaining in a user device to allow additional data to be loaded. In other words, the user device may run out of disk space which leads to performance degradation. 

Typically, when the user device runs out of disk space, the user is asked to free up some disk space. For instance, the user is presented with a dialog box indicating that the user device is out of disk space. A list of applications installed on the device...

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, March 11-1

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 

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has expanded its product line with a new graphic design software suite built specifically for macOS. According to Gérard Métrailler, executive vice president of Global Products at Corel, features include:

  • An expansive toolbox of integrated applications: CorelDRAW for vector graphic design, illustration, and page layout; Corel PHOTO-PAINT for photo editing; Corel Font Manager to index and organize font libraries; AfterShot 3 HDR for RAW processing; and a new CorelDRAW.app...

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02:53
Buy the “iPhone 8” instead of iPhone XS

Apple has released the latest iPhones past fall, however, its earlier devices still are the better choice in many ways and they’re cheaper than ever before. Apple lowered the prices of some older devices after launching the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max in September. The most costly iPhone now surpasses $1,100, while

The post Buy the “iPhone 8” instead of iPhone XS appeared first on iLounge.

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02:50
iPad mini 5 Case Leak Shows a Few Upgrades in Design

Recently, Apple invited media to showcase the continued focus of the company on services for its upcoming event. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, in Cupertino California on 25 March, where two new iPads are expected to be launched by the company. One of these will be an

The post iPad mini 5 Case Leak Shows a Few Upgrades in Design appeared first on iLounge.

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01:34
Owning a 'Call of Duty' eSports franchise...

Activision Blizzard is apparently making headway with the launch of the city-based Call of Duty League it announced in February. According to ESPN, an esports executive from the company has already been meeting with prospective buyers -- namely profe...

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Friday March 15

22:50
Final Cut Friday: Creating vertical videos for...

Whenever I post a video on YouTube, I strive to post accompanying teaser footage on 9to5mac’s official Instagram account. Because Instagram Stories are traditionally viewed in portrait mode, you’ll need to configure your project and corresponding video export with vertical orientation in mind. Watch this week’s episode of Final Cut Friday as I briefly step through my Instagram Stories workflow.

more…

The post Final Cut Friday: Creating vertical videos for Instagram Stories in FCP X appeared first on...

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20:59
Visual Studio Code 1.32.3 - Cross-platform code...

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool - supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows - in the Visual Studio family.

At its heart, Visual Studio Code features a powerful, fast code editor great for day-to-day use. The Preview release of Code already has many of the features developers need in a code and text editor, including navigation, keyboard support with customizable bindings, syntax highlighting, bracket matching, auto indentation, and snippets, with support for dozens of languages.

For serious coding, developers often need to work with code as more than just text. Visual Studio Code includes built-in support for always-on IntelliSense code completion, richer semantic code understanding...

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20:59
Adobe Acrobat 19.010.20098 - Powerful PDF editor.

Acrobat DC is available only as a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, and can only be installed and/or updated through Adobe's Creative Cloud app.

Adobe Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud services is here. Completely reimagined PDF tools let you create, edit, sign, and track PDFs from anywhere. It will change the way you work with design layouts, press-ready files, and all your important documents forever.

  • Access powerful print production and digital publishing tools. Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files.
  • Work anywhere. Create, export, and sign PDFs from your computer or the Acrobat DC mobile app.
  • Take your files with you. Use Mobile Link to access recent files across desktop, web, and mobile.
  • Edit anything. Instantly edit PDFs and scanned documents -- as naturally as any other file.
  • Make last-minute changes....
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20:59
Postbox 6.1.12 - Powerful and flexible email client.

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

Features

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

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

... | Read more »
20:59
Postbox 6.1.12 - Powerful and flexible email client.

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

Features

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

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

... | Read more »
20:59
Garmin Express 6.13.0.0 - Manage your Garmin devices.

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals



Version 6.13.0.0:

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  • Map updates should no longer fail for Australia/New Zealand devices with the TopoActive AU/NZ map
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Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

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Version 6.13.0.0:

  • For devices that support SD cards, have been added a second storage meter to the Tools & Content page. This will display the used and remaining free space of an SD card that’s inserted into the device
  • Map updates should no longer fail for Australia/New Zealand devices with the TopoActive AU/NZ map
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements



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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.

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Adobe Creative Cloud 4.8.1.435 - 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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The program scans your disk and displays its content as a sector diagram where the biggest files and folders at once become obvious. To drill down to a folder, just click on a segment. To bubble up, click in the center. Move the mouse over the diagram and see the name and path of each file, and enclosed files (if any). Hit Space to quickly preview file content, without launching another application. In this way, walk around your disk and drag-and-drop all unneeded files into the "collector". Expand the collector to check its contents. When done, clean it up with a single click.



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  • Fixed bugs and updated missing localizations.



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DaisyDisk 4.7.2 - $9.99

DaisyDisk allows you to visualize your disk usage and free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big unused files.

The program scans your disk and displays its content as a sector diagram where the biggest files and folders at once become obvious. To drill down to a folder, just click on a segment. To bubble up, click in the center. Move the mouse over the diagram and see the name and path of each file, and enclosed files (if any). Hit Space to quickly preview file content, without launching another application. In this way, walk around your disk and drag-and-drop all unneeded files into the "collector". Expand the collector to check its contents. When done, clean it up with a single click.



Version 4.7.2:

  • Fixed bugs and updated missing localizations.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]...

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