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Monday January 21

04:33
While Korea's FTC Claims that Apple is out to...

Today Korea's FTC claimed that Apple's practice of shifting advertising costs onto mobile carriers could be deemed as an abuse of power, according to a document released today.

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04:32
Latest 'Shot on iPhone' uses iPhone XS to...




Apple has published a new "Shot on iPhone" video to its YouTube account, showcasing the camera capabilities of the iPhone XS, with the film featuring a teenage athlete on American Samoa who has accepted a full-ride scholarship to a university in the NCAA Division I.

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04:19
Special shot-on-iPhone XS film reportedly on the way...

It looks like Apple will be sharing a new short ‘shot on iPhone XS’ film for the Chinese New Year, created by award-winning film director and screenwriter Jia Zhangke.

A post on Chinese social network QQ.com shares what appears to be teaser materials for the film. Text invites you to click on text to reveal the protagonist of the film, and doing so reveals a man with a taped-up bucket …

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03:58
Leaked Image Shows Three Models in Samsung Galaxy...

Over the weekend, serial mobile leaker Evan Blass shared a leaked image of Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S10 lineup, confirming earlier rumors that it will initially consist of three models to compete directly with Apple's latest devices, the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.

Leaked official image via @evleaks

The handsets shown in the image are encased in clear covers and understood to be (from left to right) the S10E, the S10, and the S10+. All of the phones adopt Samsung's new edge-to-edge Infinity-O display, which features a small cutout at the upper right side of the device for the camera.

The S10 with 6.1-inch display is the mid-range device, while the S10E with 5.8-inch display is expected to be the most affordable model and appears in the image with two cameras on the rear where the other two phones have three...

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03:49
The Morning After: The iPhone SE returns

Some of you might be enjoying the day off, but for others it's just another Monday. Over the weekend, you might have missed out on the fact that Apple's last small iPhone has made a reappearance with a clearance price tag, and Baywatch is back -- on...

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03:30
Google may have finally committed to making Wear OS...

Google has spent $40 million to bring Fossil's wearable research and development ideas and employees under its roof, which could mean big things for Wear OS.

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03:30
Google may have finally committed to making Wear OS...

Google has spent $40 million to bring Fossil's wearable research and development ideas and employees under its roof, which could mean big things for Wear OS.

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03:15
Apple begins selling discontinued iPhone SE units...

The iPhone SE you loved is now on sale, even if the price has been bottomed out to seemingly liquidate the remaining stock of the discontinued handset in the Refurbished section of its online storefront.

Customers can snag a brand new, unopened iPhone SE for only $249 with 32GB or 128GB for $299. handsets come fully unlocked sporting the same specs as when it was introduced in 2016. The iPhone SE features the A9 Apple processor, Touch ID, and the four-inch form factor.

As such, the sale prices are roughly $100 and $150 off compared to Apple’s prices before the phone was removed from sale.

As present, Apple is only selling iPhones with displays larger than 4.7″. This has brought out some criticism from people who loved the smaller handset.

Grab one while you can, as supplies are limited.

It isn’t clear how long the iPhone SE will remain supported by iOS. The A9 processor first shipped with the iPhone 6S in September 2015.

Stay tuned for...

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03:02
Drone giant DJI will take a huge loss due to...

The world's largest drone-maker, DJI, has reported that it will take a loss of up to a billion yuan ($150 million) due to employee fraud, according to Bloomberg and other sources. The company said that it fired multiple employees who apparently infla...

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03:00
ING says Apple Pay support within Spain “coming soon...

International bank ING announced on Thursday that it would soon be offering Apple Pay support in Spain.

Unfortunately, given that Apple Pay launched in Spain as of 2016, this failed to wow a number of its customers.

In 2016, Banco Santander became the first bank in Spain to support Apple Pay. A large number of other banks in Spain now support Apple Pay. These include BBVA, BancaMarch, CaixaBank, and bunq.

In spite of this, customers of ING, which had been operating in Spain since the 1970s, were unable to use Apple Pay.

ING offered the following tweet on Thursday:

It is fair to say the announcement was not that well received by customers. A lot of sarcasm was thrown ING’s way.

Last Thursday, Australian Apple Pay users could switch between Visa and eftpos. This allows them to avoid credit card fees. U.S. customers can now use Apple Pay to put money into their individual share trading accounts.

Stay tuned for additional details as...

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03:00
Hubitat Elevation review: This smart home hub keeps...

Is the cloud really all that bad?

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03:00
7 ways Apple could improve the iPhone’s Shortcuts app

Remember Shortcuts? A mere seven months ago it seemed transformational and game-changing; an app boasting the power to strengthen Siri so it could hold its own against Alexa and Google Assistant. Nay, it would be better. Shortcuts would allow us to mold Siri to our needs; we could create automated actions that Apple itself may never dream of.

It hasn’t quite worked out that way, even though the potential is still there. These days I struggle to find ordinary iPhone users who’ve even heard of Shortcuts. As for finding someone outside the Apple enthusiast press who uses a Shortcut on a daily basis? I might as well be looking for Amelia Earhart. The activity on forums focused on Shortcuts seems to dwindle by the day.

To read this...

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02:19
calibre 3.38.1 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.38.1

New features:

  • Tag browser:...
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00:56
German climate proposals could put an end to no-...

Germany's Autobahns are legendary for segments with no speed limits, but you might have to wave goodbye to those unfettered driving experiences. Reuters has obtained draft proposals from a transport committee that would cap speeds at 130km/h (about...

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00:24
Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions for Denmark,...

Apple Maps today gained comprehensive transit directions for Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, in the largest single combined update to its European coverage thus far.

The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the capital cities of each country, including Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Helsinki, as well as funicular connections where available and transit links across borders.

Apple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, but the information is already live across Europe.

Google Maps has supported transit directions for several years now, but Apple Maps has been steadily catching up with detailed routing information in recent years.

Transit coverage began in 2015 with an initial rollout in Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto,...

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00:06
Default Folder X 5.3.3 - Enhances Open and Save...

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

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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00:01
How to charge your Smart Battery Case for iPhone

Apple has released several generations of the Smart Battery Case for various iPhone generations. With the several generations comes various methods of charging your iPhone’s Smart Battery Case. Follow along to learn how to charge your Smart Battery Case…

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00:00
How to use Auto Pause on Apple Watch to more...

Whether you like to run outside, inside, or both, read on for how to use Auto Pause on Apple Watch to more accurately and effortlessly track running workouts.

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Sunday January 20

22:43
FMV game 'Telling Lies' to include stars...

The sequel to the hit indie game Her Story will have a relatively star-studded cast. Creator Sam Barlow and Annapurna Interactive have revealed the main cast for Telling Lies, and you might just recognize some of them even if they aren't mega-stars....

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20:14
'Fortnite' Ice Storm event blankets the...

Fortnite has had its share of map-changing events, but its latest might be the most conspicuous to date. Epic kicked off its Ice Storm event on January 19th through an in-game spectacle where the mysterious ice sphere (added with the recent 7.20 pat...

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18:41
Chevy made a full-size Silverado truck out of Lego...

Hey, Bugatti, you're not the only one who can fashion a full-size car out of toy bricks as a publicity stunt. Chevy has enlisted the help of students from Oxford Community School and Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary to create a one-for-one rendition o...

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17:08
Netflix renews 'The Kominsky Method' after...

Netflix isn't shy about its pursuit of critical glory. The streaming giant has renewed The Kominsky Method for a second season just a couple of weeks after it won two Golden Globe awards for best actor in a musical or comedy (Michael Douglas) and be...

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15:32
Ducati confirms plans for an electric motorcycle

Ducati has hinted at a desire to make electric motorcycles before, but it's committing in a more substantial way. Company chief Claudio Domenicali told guests at a Spanish event that the "future is electric" and the company was "not far from starting...

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14:01
Uber is hiring robotics teams to work on bikes and...

Uber is only gradually resuming its self-driving car program, but it's already thinking about expanding that technology to its two-wheeled services. The Telegraph has discovered that Uber is hiring for a "micromobility robotics" team that would brin...

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12:34
We might get an iPhone SE 2, after all because the...

Previously, I’ve opined that there would be no iPhone SE 2. Now I’m not so sure.

The original is (kinda) back. Apple has started selling the iPhone SE again on its online store. Admittedly, it’s only part of a “clearance sale” to get ride of inventory. But with slower-than-expected iPhone sales, and complaints that Apple smartphones have gotten way too expensive, a follow-up to the SE seems likely.

For now, you can get an unopened iPhone SE for only $249 with 32GB or 128GB for $299. That’s $100 and $150, respectively, off the original prices before the phone was removed from sale.

If Apple does release an iPhone SE 2 this fall, I expect it will have a bigger display (4.2 inches), an A10 processor, Touch ID (but not Face ID), plus 2GB of RAM. The smartphone will come in 32GB and 128GB storage options.



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12:27
Facebook introduces political petitions to your News...

Facebook's efforts to improve civic engagement are expanding beyond easy access to politicians and voter registration campaigns. As of January 21st, it's launching a Community Actions feature in the US that brings political petitions to the News Fee...

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12:20
Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone’ short film about...

Apple today has shared a new ‘Shot on iPhone‘ video on YouTube. This time, it’s a 3-minute video that showcases American Samoa, a U.S. territory located the south pacific ocean, and specifically focuses on Eddie Siaumau, a 17-year-old athlete on the island.

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12:11
Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video...

Apple has shared a new "Shot on iPhone" video on its YouTube channel that presents a portrait of Eddie Siaumau, a 17-year-old athlete from American Samoa who has just accepted a full-ride scholarship to a NCAA Division I university.

The small island of American Samoa, nicknamed "Football Island," is a U.S. territory in the South Pacific Ocean that reportedly produces athletes who are around 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than Americans from anywhere else, a stat that Apple cites in the description of the video.

Apple says the video is shot on an iPhone XS with the aid of a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 smartphone gimbal, the FiLMiC Pro app, and a few other accessories. The video is directed by...

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11:31
∞ The 30th anniversary of the beloved Macintosh SE/30

This Twitter thread is great. The Macintosh SE/30 was my first Mac and I absolutely loved it. I don’t know if it’s the “Best Mac Ever” but it certainly is my favourite if only for the path it put me on.

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11:27
Crime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New...




Police are seeking a pair of thieves nabbing Apple gear late at night from WalMarts, 1400 iPads lifted by civil servant, FedEx employees nabbed for grabbing Apple packages, and more in the latest Apple-related crime blotter.

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11:11
To save the sound of a Stradivarius, a whole city...

What an incredible undertaking. I know nothing about violins or their sound and couldn’t tell the difference between a Stradivarius and a Nova Scotia fiddle but I love that these people are undertaking the effort to capture the sound of these magnificent instruments.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:00
The best USB-C MacBook and laptop chargers

By Nick Guy

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 USB-C MacBook and laptop chargers guide...

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10:31
∞ ‘Order!’ Why Europeans are turning to John Bercow...

Our American readers may not realize this but the role of the Speaker of the House in the British Parliamentary system is significantly different than that of the House of Representatives. They act more as a referee in the chamber than a politician.

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09:30
After Math: Watch out now!

You'd think that the week after CES would bring at least a brief lull in the firehose that is tech news, but you'd be wrong. Google's paying $40 million for Fossil's smartwatch tech; LG's holding a huge sale for last year's most expensive sets ahead...

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08:00
The Azulejo in Portugal

Not only are the tiles spectacularly beautiful, the presentation by the Google website is very well done.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
Facebook backs an independent AI ethics research...

Facebook is just as interested as its peers in fostering ethical AI. The social network has teamed up with the Technical University of Munich to back the formation of an independent AI ethics research center. The plainly titled Institute for Ethics...

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07:31
FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine...

Following a report last weekend that Germany was planning to punish Facebook, a report from The Washington Post now says the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is planning “record-setting” fines against the social media giant. The report cites three people familiar with the matter and says regulators plan to punish the company for failing to protect user data.

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The post FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine against Facebook for mishandling user data appeared first on...

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07:00
Hands-on: Using an iPhone Smart Battery Case for the...

I get good battery life with my iPhone X as is, and my home office lifestyle means I’m never that far from a plug, so I’m admittedly not the target market for a battery case. Nevertheless, the announcement of Apple’s Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR piqued my interest.

I wanted to dip my toes in to see what using a Smart Battery Case is like. Read after the jump for some of my takeaways, and also be sure to check out our review from earlier in the week for a more thorough walkthrough of what’s new.

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06:56
What new Apple product are you most looking forward...

2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for Apple. In addition to the normal iPhone updates, reports also suggest that the company has new iPads, accessories, and more in store. What are you most excited to see in 2019?

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06:39
Mac Admins Podcast 108: Carl Chooses the Right...
06:29
Apple gets first crack at documentaries from Ron...

Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a "first-look" deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The move will...

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06:00
Comment: It’s time to rethink iMessage notifications

One of the best parts of iMessage is its seamless integration with SMS. One of the worst parts about iMessage is its reliance on looking like SMS in an app. I still remember when iMessage originally launched in iOS 5. With an 80+ year-old office building, getting text messages was nearly impossible for me. When Apple launched iMessage, I was able to use Wi-Fi, it was a game changer for me. Over six years later, iMessage is mostly the same. It’s still heavily tied to the same app that uses SMS. While it’s added iMessage “apps”, it’s still largely the same app and service that Apple launched years ago. I’ve realized that out of my major frustrations with iMessage, how it handles notifications is at the top of the list. more…

The post...

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01:34
Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location...

An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info from the accused's Garmin Foreru...

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01:28
Buy iPhone SE for $249 at Apple Clearance whilst...

Whilst stocks last, Apple is listing the iPhone SE for $249 on its clearance site. Apple stopped selling the iPhone SE last September, and all new products feature home-button-less designs with larger screens …

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Saturday January 19

20:15
GoFundMe launches campaign for government workers...

People have frequently used GoFundMe to lend a helping hand to others in need of some help, but the site itself is getting involved in light of the US government shutdown. The company has teamed up with Deepak Chopra to launch a donation campaign fo...

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19:26
Apple again starts selling iPhone SE, this time on...




Apple returned the iPhone SE to its U.S. online store on Saturday, but only as part of a clearance effort to seemingly liquidate the remaining stock of the discontinued handset.

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18:40
Showtime offers a peek at Desus and Mero's talk...

How will podcasters Desus and Mero handle a late-night talk show on Showtime? You now have a slightly better idea. Showtime has posted a teaser for Desus & Mero that has the duo shopping for set decorations ahead of their February 21st premiere...

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17:06
Amazon adds remastered 'Baywatch' to Prime...

If you're feeling nostalgic for the 90s, Prime Video may have something you can binge on. Amazon is adding Baywatch -- yes, the classic TV series and not Dwayne Johnson's flick -- to its lineup for US, Canada and Australia. You'll even be able to enj...

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15:35
iPhone SE goes back on sale as a $249 clearance item

Do you deeply regret passing on the iPhone SE before Apple cut it out of the lineup? You now have another chance to get it. Apple has quietly resumed selling the iPhone SE as a clearance item in the US, starting at $249 for a 32GB model (down from th...

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14:40
The iPhone SE is available on Apple’s online...

Editor's note: As of January 20, the iPhone SE is no longer available in the Apple Clearance store.

Apple’s iPhone SE disappeared from the iPhone lineup last fall, when the company introduced the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. But as MacRumors pointed out, the SE has reappeared on Apple’s site in the company’s Clearance Products store.

You can’t find the iPhone SE at the retail Apple Store, though you may be able to find one at a carrier store. If you’ve wanted one but had no luck through the methods above, now’s your chance. Since it’s on clearance, stock on these phones is limited.

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14:30
∞ How does a “Pull-Back” toy car work?

Not only is this a really good explanation of what’s happening inside these little cars, the animation is really well done.

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14:18
Apple publishes videos showcasing iPad Pro workflows

As the iPad “matures”, its ability to do the things formerly requiring a desktop or laptop becomes greater and greater.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:03
Google Maps speed limits, speed camera alerts now...

After being in testing for over two years, Google has finally widely launched speed limits within Google Maps this week. Following a smaller rollout earlier this week, the feature is now rolling out on a much wider scale in regions around the globe. Confirmed in a comment to Mashable, Google Maps is rolling out the […]

The post Google Maps speed limits, speed camera alerts now rolling out widely on Android and iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:01
Stratolaunch axes launch vehicle and rocket engine...

Stratolaunch is axing several projects in an effort to scale back its operations a few months after founder Paul Allen, who's more recognized for being Microsoft's co-founder, passed away. According to GeekWire, the company will continue developing t...

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13:04
Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance...

Four months after being discontinued, the beloved iPhone SE has made a sudden return to Apple's online store this week.

Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for $249 and with 128GB of storage for $299 on its clearance store in the United States. These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models with unchanged tech specs, including a 4-inch Retina display, A9 chip, Touch ID, and 12-megapixel rear camera.

Prior to being discontinued, the iPhone SE was available with 32GB and 128GB of storage for $349 and $449 respectively, so Apple is offering $100 to $150 off. The device was originally released in...

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13:04
Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance...

Four months after being discontinued, the beloved iPhone SE has made a sudden return to Apple's online store this week.

Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for $249 and with 128GB of storage for $299 on its clearance store in the United States. These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models with unchanged tech specs, including a 4-inch Retina display, A9 chip, Touch ID, and 12-megapixel rear camera.

Prior to being discontinued, the iPhone SE was available with 32GB and 128GB of storage for $349 and $449 respectively, so Apple is offering $100 to $150 off. The device was originally released in...

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12:33
EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11...

Internet giants like Google might breathe a little easier in Europe... at least, for now. The EU has called off January 21st negotiations for a final vote on the controversial Copyright Directive after 11 countries, including Germany, Italy and the...

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12:05
Hands-on w/ Setapp subscription Mac app service +...

Below we take a hands-on look at the latest in Setapp, the subscription Mac app service commonly referred to as ‘the Netflix of Mac apps’.

Thanks to our sponsor Setapp, you can also still enter for your chance to win Apple’s new MacBook Air until next week.

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11:02
Tesla hikes Supercharger prices worldwide to reflect...

Tesla's efforts to improve its bottom line go beyond layoffs and disappearing perks. Electrek has learned that Tesla is raising Supercharger rates around the world, with per kWh rates climbing about 33 percent in numerous markets. While it's still...

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09:30
Recommended Reading: How we got two Fyre Festival...

Fyre Fight: The inside story of how we got two warring Fyre Festival documentaries in the same week
Scott Tobias,
The Ringer

We've known for a while now that Hulu and Netflix were both working on documentaries chronicling the ill-fated influencer...

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08:54
Review: The Satechi 75W Dual USB-C Travel Charger is...




Whether you want it to or not, USB-C will take over as the port of choice for consumers, but the lack of chargers that sport more than one USB-C port stands in the way. The Satechi Dual USB-C Travel Charger packs two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports into a single package -- and it may just help adoption.

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08:32
Analyst questions whether Apple’s 70/30 revenue...

While Apple has been touting its ever-growing Services segment as the future of growth, one analyst has concerns. As reported by CNBC, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi has addressed concerns that the growing revolt against Apple’s 70/30 App Store revenue will hurt its long-term growth.

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08:08
Apple Strikes an Exclusive Documentary Deal with...

Apple Struck ad exclusive deal with Imagine Entertainment's documentary unit founded by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer to produce a slate of feature documentaries and docuseries.

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08:00
Car dealerships put in a lot of work to not sell you...

There’s plenty of blame to go around as to why EVs are not more popular but with dealerships being some of the frontline troops when it comes to first information and then sales, they take on a good percentage of the responsibility for the lack of sales.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
What we're buying: A terrible replacement baby...

This week's IRL tale has nothing to do with new year's resolutions. Thankfully. Instead, Senior Editor Dan Cooper tries to replace his decent (but broken) baby monitor, and finds that cheaper models no longer cut it.

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07:38
This week’s top stories: Smart Battery Cases, iPhone...

In this week’s top stories: Apple releases Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, rumors suggest a new iPad and iPad mini 5 are coming soon, and iPhone 11 rumors pick up steam. Read all of this week’s top stories below.

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07:04
Apple Patent from Denmark Reveals Future Quad...

A new Apple patent application that was filed in the Kingdom of Denmark was discovered by Patently Apple earlier today that covers possible future functions and features related to HomePod. One such feature is a quad-speaker setup for a home theater experience. Considering that Apple is entering the streaming content business in the not-too-distant future, this is a real possibility of coming to market in sync with their new service. A second feature is presence based and it's crazy what Apple has up its sleeve.

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06:47
Apple enters into a first-look deal with Imagine...

Director/producer Ron Howard and his production partner Brian Grazer have made a new, first-look deal with Apple to air its Imagine Documentaries films on the company’s upcoming video streaming service, according to Variety.

The article says the deal suggests that Apple sees documentary films and series as an important element of the video platform it’s been working on for more than 18 months. In September, Apple acquired global rights to the feature doc, The Elephant Queen, which will screen later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.

Imagine’s push into documentaries began a few years ago with such projects as The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — the Touring Years, directed by Howard, and Jay-Z’s Made in America, Katy Perry: Part of Me, and Inside Deep Throat.



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06:45
The Morning After: Galaxy S10 leaks and Amazon'...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! This week included Nike's real self-tightening basketball shoes, a Model 3 road trip assisted by AutoPilot and Google's big smartwatch purchase. Also, we might have gotten an early look...

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06:45
The Morning After: Galaxy S10 leaks and Amazon'...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! This week included Nike's real self-tightening basketball shoes, a Model 3 road trip assisted by AutoPilot and Google's big smartwatch purchase. Also, we might have gotten an early look...

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06:15
Ron Howard’s ‘Imagine Documentaries’ nabs first-look...

Director Ron Howard and production partner Brian Grazer have penned a new, first-look deal with Apple to air its Imagine Documentaries films on the company’s upcoming video streaming service, reports Variety.

Fittingly, the primary focus of the documentaries generally center around a musician’s story, with the production company’s most recent release, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years”, winning the 2017 Grammy for Best Music Film.

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The post Ron Howard’s ‘Imagine Documentaries’ nabs first-look deal with Apple...

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06:00
Making The Grade: Where are the iBeacons in K-12?

One of the buzzwords that we’ve been hearing for years in the K–12 environment is iBeacons. Apple introduced iBeacons back in 2013, but to be honest, I’ve yet to see a killer use case in K–12. I’ve seen some discussion around the iBeacons used well in retail, hospitality, and sporting events, but even that hasn’t taken over the world. Wi-Fi vendors have been building in beacons into their access points for a couple of years now, and iOS devices have had the technology in it for multiple revision rounds, so I am left with the question: Where are the killer iBeacon use cases, and why aren’t we hearing more about them in real life deployments? This week, I’m looking at some potential ways that iBeacons can be used in K-12 environments....

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05:53
Leaked emails show Apple tried to use Qualcomm...

Yesterday, it was reported that Apple had to retract a portion of its press release about iPhone sales in Germany as part of its ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm. Now, Bloomberg has obtained leaked emails that claim to offer more details about the relationship between the two companies collapsing.

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05:24
How to get started with a new HomePod, and get more...




Apple's HomePod starts with a simple setup and it ends with you forgetting you didn't always have music surrounding you. In between, though, there are details to consider about that first setup and many options for when you move the HomePod to a new room. AppleInsider takes a dive into the use of Apple's latest speaker.

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05:00
How to prepare your Mac when you’re ready to sell it

With the fairly recent announcements about the new Mac mini and MacBook Air, you may be considering splurging on some of the new hardware. If you’re getting ready to sell your current Mac, you should make sure all your data is off of it before turning it over to another person. To do this, make sure that all of your data is backed up, then sign out of everything.

To sign out of iTunes:

  • Open iTunes on your Mac. 

  • Click Account in the Menu bar on the left side of your screen. 

  • Click on Sign Out.

To sign out of Messages:

  • Open Messages on your Mac.

  • Click Messages in the Menu bar at the top left corner of your screen.

  • Click Preferences from the drop-down menu.

  • Select your iMessage account.

  • Click on Sign Out.

To sign out of iCloud:

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04:22
ActionDash brings 'digital well being'...

Late last year Google released a Digital Wellbeing app that surfaced insights about exactly how much you're using your phone, and in which apps. Apple installed a similar feature in iOS 12 with Screen Time, but on Android, Google's app only works wit...

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04:22
ActionDash brings 'digital well being'...

Late last year Google released a Digital Wellbeing app that surfaced insights about exactly how much you're using your phone, and in which apps. Apple installed a similar feature in iOS 12 with Screen Time, but on Android, Google's app only works wit...

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, Jan. 14-19

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 Apps/Updates

Quark Software has released the December Update for QuarkXPress 2018. With this update, QuarkXPress 2018 adds new features to fully support Indic language typography.

To help customers in India publish in popular Indic languages, QuarkXPress 2018 now integrates with updated Unicode...

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Friday January 18

23:17
Galaxy S10 leak suggests a lineup with three variants

Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has already posted an image that appears to show the front of Samsung's Galaxy S10, and now he's tweeted a family photograph showing off three variants wrapped in cases. Left to right, you're apparently looking at the...

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22:26
Apple HomePods are on sale for $239 ($110 off) today...




Amazon owned Woot is kicking off the weekend with an aggressive discount on refurbished HomePods, delivering the lowest price anywhere on the smart speaker. Save $110 with free shipping for Prime members.

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20:59
iClock 4.6.4 - 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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20:59
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5 - Professional video editing...

Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.

Features

  • Revolutionary Video Editing
    • Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems.
    • Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline.
    • Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip. Easily expand it back to single clips.
    • Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor.
    • Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions.
  • Powerful Media Organization
    • Import a broad range of formats including native AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more.
    • Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the...
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20:59
MarsEdit 4.2.6 - Quick and convenient blog editor.

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

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



Version 4.2.6:

  • This update includes a quick fix to get image uploads to Google's Blogger/Blogspot blogs working again



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 16.16.6 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

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

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

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20:59
calibre 3.38.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.38.0

New features

  • Tag browser:...
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20:59
Microsoft Office 365, 2019 16.21 - Popular...

Microsoft Office 365. The essentials to get it all done.

Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac

  • Get started quickly with new, modern versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote-combining the familiarity of Office and the unique Mac features you love.

Made for doing

  • Find the feature you need fast and create documents more easily with built-in automated design and research tools.

Made to collaborate

  • Work online or offline, on your own or with others in real-time - whatever works for what you’re doing.

Made to move

  • With 1 TB of cloud store, your documents are ready when and where you need them, so you can pick up where you left off.

Office 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date modern productivity tools from Microsoft. There are Office 365 plans for home and...

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20:55
Review: Blackmagic eGPU Pro – more powerful and...

After several delays, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro is now available for purchase at Apple’s online and retail store locations. The Pro version of Blackmagic’s external graphics chassis is an upgraded version of 2018’s initial release.

The original Blackmagic eGPU was a limited device for several key reasons: it was expensive at $699; it couldn’t be upgraded; and with Radeon Pro 580 graphics, it lacked the punch of higher powered cards. Some of those problems carry over with the release of the new Blackmagic eGPU Pro, but it’s unquestionably a better device than its predecessor. Watch our hands-on video review for the full lowdown.

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20:30
DNC claims Russians launched more phishing attacks...

The New York Times cites court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee that said it believes a Russian group launched a hacking attempt against it after last year's midterm elections. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between President Tr...

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16:49
Netflix is reviving 'Unsolved Mysteries'...

Netflix is continuing its string of reboots by reviving Unsolved Mysteries, according to a report from Deadline. The streaming service is giving the greenlight to a 12-episode run of the true-crime and paranormal activity show. Shawn Levy, the execut...

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16:49
Netflix is reviving 'Unsolved Mysteries'...

Netflix is continuing its string of reboots by reviving Unsolved Mysteries, according to a report from Deadline. The streaming service is giving the greenlight to a 12-episode run of the true-crime and paranormal activity show. Shawn Levy, the execut...

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16:36
Apple to streamline team management in Apple...




Apple in February will change the way it handles development teams for organizations, unifying individual memberships into a single set of roles across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect.

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16:07
Apple highlights iPad Pro's productivity...




Apple on Friday published a new series of iPad Pro advertisements that depart from past commercials by positioning the tablet not as a PC replacement, but as a "new way" of accomplishing various tasks, from taking notes to podcasting.

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15:14
Apple Daily Report: Apple posts 'Made with iPad...

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

Apple has posted three new videos on its YouTube channel entitled “Made with iPad Pro.” They include tutorials on how to host a podcast, take notes, create presentations, and use the Apple Pencil.

Nidec, an Apple parts supplier, is slicing its 2019 sales forecasts due to what its chairman characterizes as an "extraordinary" decline in Chinese demand, reports Nikkei Asian Review. Also, Foxconn’s main iPhone assembly plant has cut around 50,000 contract jobs since October, says a new report.

In a statement to...

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15:10
Spotting Bad Science, Information Overload – TMO...

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro chat with host Kelly Guimont about how to spot bad science and ways to help verify that claim you read about.


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15:08
Here are the latest developments in the Apple-...

There are three recent developments in the never-ending battle between Apple and Qualcomm. Let’s look at ‘em one at a time.

First, billions of dollars in chip supply deals involving the two companies may have actually collapsed over a squabble about software access, rather than the patent fees that sparked a bitter legal battle between the two technology giants, according to the emails seen by Bloomberg.

Second, Qualcomm says it needs an extra day before the jury to defend itself against Apple's allegations that it has been overcharging for patent licensing fees.

Finally, Qualcomm Inc., which won an iPhone ban in December, has obtained a preliminary injunction stopping its rival from using a statement...

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15:07
Alphabet's Verily health watch gets FDA...

Verily announced a health watch in 2017 aimed at unearthing insights into medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and PTSD. One of the focus areas for Alphabet's health division and its prescription-only Study Watch is cardiovascular health, a...

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15:01
Motorola Razr Flip Phone Making a Comeback

USA Today writes: “Remember the Motorola Razr from the early 2000s? Motorola’s super-thin, metallic flip phone that was the “it” phone before the iPhone and Galaxy started a smartphone revolution. Well, if a new report [from the WSJ] is to be believed, it will soon be making a comeback.”

Estimated price ::cough:: US$1,500.

Screen size and 5G details aren’t yet known. But it seems like an uphill battle against modern smartphones with edge-to-edge displays. Maybe useful as a second phone? We’ll have to see if this fantasy from the past pans out.


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15:00
Microsoft recommends that Windows 10 Mobile device...

Whoa. I didn’t see this coming. Microsoft is recommending that Windows 10 Mobile device users migrate to iOS or Android OS as the company is shuttering support for its mobile operating system by year’s end.

On its support page, Microsoft had this to say: “Technology has evolved along with the needs and expectations of your customers and partners who have already adopted Android or iOS platforms and devices. Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on the supported Android and iOS devices.”

Photo courtesy of MSPowerUser

Microsoft also notes that apps are governed by the Modern Lifecycle policy and are independent of the OS...

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14:48
Apple releases new ‘made with iPad Pro’ videos

In a series of new videos posted this evening, Apple is focusing creativity and productivity on the new iPad Pro.

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14:39
Apple Shares New Videos Highlighting What You Can Do...

Apple today uploaded a new series of iPad Pro videos to its YouTube channel, showing off the different features and capabilities of the new devices.

There are five videos, focusing on taking notes, going paperless by scanning documents, hosting a podcast, designing a space with the Measure app, and creating a presentation in Keynote. Each video is about a minute long and is done in a tutorial style to walk users through each task.

In the videos, various iPad Pro features and functions are shown off, like multitasking, the Apple Pencil 2, the camera, Files drag and drop, AirPlay, augmented reality, the USB-C port for attaching accessories, and more. A few specific apps are mentioned, such as Keynote, GarageBand, and Notability.

This is Apple's first set of iPad Pro tutorial-style videos, though the tablet was previously featured in a video focusing on five reasons why the...

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14:37
2019 Will Be the Year of the Display and Apple...

With 4K TV sets now mainstream, 8K TVs shipping in 2019, Apple preparing new displays, 4K/HDR streaming in high gear, the pressure will be on Apple to deliver in all its video technologies.


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14:31
Can drones be good?

Like so much of technology, good or bad depends on how we use it. I had a blast flying my DJI Mavic 2 Pro (until it plummeted out of the sky and into our local harbour, never to be seen again), but there are enough horror stories of improper drone flying to make many of us understandably concerned about their use – not just by hobbyists but also by our governments.

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14:16
Facebook's latest attempt to court teens is a...

Facebook is once again trying to court the kids, this time with a meme-filled app called LOL. Facebook confirmed the existence of the LOL to TechCrunch. The app, which offers an endless feed of videos clips and GIFs, features content pulled from the...

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14:12
The secret history of Cleatus, Fox Sports’s bizarre...

There are few things I find more annoying during my sportsball viewing than this stupid robot.

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13:45
Sling TV adds personalized recommendations, starting...

Sling TV is introducing an arguably overdue feature for insatiable viewers: personalized recommendations. As of January 17th, Apple TV users will receive custom-tailored suggestions for live and on-demand programs, whether it's a channel, a movie or...

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13:20
German Court Orders Apple to Stop using Misleading...

Yesterday Apple was ordered by a German Court to immediately stop using part of a press release that claims all iPhones would still be available in Germany through phone companies and resellers which isn't true.

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13:19
Here are some of the documentaries you can watch on...




Apple Music is of course an audio-first streaming service, but if you have time to kill, you can kick back and watch documentaries on musicians, producers, and other aspects of the biz. Here's a roundup of some of the titles currently available, the latest being Future's "THE WIZRD."

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13:14
Nissan concept van includes an all-electric...

Nissan doesn't just think electric power should be reserved for the motors in its cars -- it should also apply to what you do in the back of those cars. Its newly unveiled NV300 Concept-van includes a mobile workshop (in this case, for woodworking) t...

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13:00
Upcoming Changes for Organization Teams

Starting February 12, 2019, managing your organization’s team in the Apple Developer Program will be simpler. Teams will be unified across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect, with one team and one set of roles. Find out how roles on your team may change and make updates if needed.

Learn more about these changes

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13:00
Upcoming Changes for Organization Teams

Starting February 12, 2019, managing your organization’s team in the Apple Developer Program will be simpler. Teams will be unified across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect, with one team and one set of roles. Find out how roles on your team may change and make updates if needed.

Learn more about these changes

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12:58
Backblaze 6.0 Promises “Larger Longer Faster Better...

Backblaze has rolled out a major 6.0 update that improves performance, increases restore drive sizes, and offers options for permanent backup storage, among other things.

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12:48
7 Useful iPhone Tips You Might Not Know

So you've been using an iPhone for years now and think you have it all figured out? Don't be so sure. We've gathered up 7 tricks obscure enough that even the most seasoned iPhone user is likely to learn something new, so make sure to check out our latest YouTube video and read below for a little spoiler of all of the tips that are included.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

  • Reopen Last Closed Safari Tab - In Safari, if you press on the "+" button at the bottom of the display, you can reopen tabs that you've recently closed.


  • Set a Music Timer - Like to listen to music when falling asleep but want it to turn off after a set time? In the Clock app, choose "Timer," scroll to the end, and select "Stop Playing" as an option. That'll stop your music when the timer runs out.

  • ...

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12:43
IKEA will start selling its Sonos-powered smart...

IKEA and Sonos have been working together on audio devices for some time, and this year, we'll start to see the fruits of that labor. Following the release of its smart window blinds in April, the Swedish retail giant will start selling Sonos-powered...

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12:43
IKEA will start selling its Sonos-powered smart...

IKEA and Sonos have been working together on audio devices for some time, and this year, we'll start to see the fruits of that labor. Following the release of its smart window blinds in April, the Swedish retail giant will start selling Sonos-powered...

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12:39
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to Stop...

After Motherboard found that a bounty hunter could locate any cell phone for $300, the major US cellular carriers are ending their practice of selling location data. About time.

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12:29
Coinstar Machines to Sell Bitcoin in the Future

Coinstar is planning to sell bitcoin through its machines found in places like grocery stores. It partnered with startup Coinme.


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12:26
Apple & Qualcomm relationship broke down over...




Rather than patent royalties, the ongoing fight between Apple and Qualcomm may have originated over concerns about code, according to leaked emails.

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12:20
Apple's New Smart Battery Case: Everything You...

Apple in January launched Smart Battery Cases designed for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. The Smart Battery Cases are designed to add additional battery life to Apple's newest iPhones.

Priced at $129, the Smart Battery Cases come in either black or white and are made from the same material as Apple's silicone cases. From our hands on article:

How does it work?

The Smart Battery Cases are similar in design to a silicone case but with an extra bump on the back that houses the battery pack. While attached to the iPhone, the Smart Battery Case functions like an external battery pack, providing additional power to the iPhone.

A Lightning connector built into the case connects...

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12:14
Google Investigation Shows Apple Was Right About...

Take this with a grain of salt because this tweet is all I’ve seen about this. But David Ruddock of AndroidPolice mentioned a Google investigation trying to determine if certain types of fingerprint sensors are secure.

Another CES Story: I’ve heard Google is currently investigating whether current optical fingerprint sensor designs are secure enough to be used for TrustZone auth (mobile payments, banking apps, etc). There is real concern optical FPRs may be too easy to spoof.

Although facial recognition came to Android first, it was there for convenience as a way to unlock your device. But Apple added it for security, and it looks like they bet on the right horse.


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12:13
Facebook might be facing a hefty fine from the FTC

Since reports revealed last March that Facebook had allowed Cambridge Analytica to access the personal information of 87 million of its users, there's been a fair amount of fallout. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned during multiple Congressional hea...

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12:13
Facebook might be facing a hefty fine from the FTC

Since reports revealed last March that Facebook had allowed Cambridge Analytica to access the personal information of 87 million of its users, there's been a fair amount of fallout. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned during multiple Congressional hea...

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12:02
Controlling iRobot’s Roomba vacuum with Siri, no...

Robot vacuums remains one obvious category HomeKit should support in the future. HomeKit support would bring voice control for vacuums through Siri, app control through the Home app and Control Center, and clean up scheduling through automation — all in the same app you manage other smart home accessories.

Even without HomeKit support, you can build your own Siri control for Wi-Fi-enabled iRobot Roomba vacuums using MacStories‘ very helpful guide for connecting IFTTT (If This Then That) triggers to Apple’s Shortcuts app on iOS 12. Here’s my Siri-controlled robot vacuum experience and best practice recommendations:

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12:00
Qualcomm and Apple Partnership Crumbled Over Fears...

Apple and Qualcomm are embroiled in a bitter legal battle over licensing and royalty fees that's lasted for two years now and has led to the breakdown of the relationship between the two companies, but there may have been other factors in the breakup.

Leaked emails between Apple COO Jeff Williams and Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf seen by Bloomberg suggest the two companies may have cut ties over software access.

Williams wanted to continue to work with Qualcomm despite the legal battle, but Qualcomm accused Apple of leaking Qualcomm computer code needed to customize mobile chips. Williams offered to "firewall" the Apple engineers using the Qualcomm software and said nothing of value could be obtained from the code anyway."In my wildest imagination of some evil intention of Apple, I have trouble coming up with a real scenario where...

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11:54
Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 Released With Performance,...

Apple updated Final Cut Pro yesterday to 10.4.5 with improvements to performance and stability.


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11:45
Spotify's in-car music player may go on sale...

Spotify's rumored in-car music device appears to be taking shape. Financial Times sources claim the service plans to launch the in-car player sometime later in 2019 for roughly $100. There are more details as to how it would work, too. While the e...

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11:45
Spotify's in-car music player may go on sale...

Spotify's rumored in-car music device appears to be taking shape. Financial Times sources claim the service plans to launch the in-car player sometime later in 2019 for roughly $100. There are more details as to how it would work, too. While the e...

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11:43
Apple saying all iPhones available at retail...




A German court on Friday granted Qualcomm a preliminary injunction against part of an Apple press statement, which claimed that all iPhones would remain available through third parties despite a December ban.

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11:28
Apple Ordered to Retract Part of Press Release in...

Apple has been ordered to stop using a part of a recent press release that claimed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 would still be available in Germany through carriers and resellers, reports Bloomberg.

Apple released the statement following a preliminary injunction in December that prevented the company from selling older iPhones in Germany. Apple at the time said that while it would stop selling the devices at its own retail stores, they would remain available via other means.

Qualcomm yesterday got another preliminary injunction to stop Apple from using that statement because it was "misleading." The court's ruling, said Qualcomm, also required Apple to stop offering the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 via resellers, too, and the court agreed."The press...

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11:24
Amazon made a vest to keep robots from pummeling...

Amazon is using an electric vest to help improve worker safety when dealing with automated systems and robots inside its warehouses, according to a report from TechCrunch. The Robotic Tech Vest, which is really just a pair of suspenders connected to...

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11:17
DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.11.2

Focuses on improving overall reliability for the information management apps. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

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11:14
Microsoft suggests shift to iPhone as Windows 10...




Microsoft is recommending users of Windows 10 Mobile devices migrate to other platforms, including iOS, after the software giant confirmed the end of support for the mobile operating system by the end of 2019.

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11:13
Pixelmator 3.8.1

Fixes several bugs in the original Pixelmator app. ($29.99 new, free update, 112 MB)

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11:10
KeyCue 9.2

Improves calculation of Emoji metrics and lets you add custom menu entries to specific submenus. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.0 MB)

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11:04
Facebook trying to win back the youth with upcoming...

While today’s Facebook news is focused on the much-anticipated Messenger app redesign, the company has apparently been silently working on a new product aimed at a younger crowd.

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10:55
Facebook’s simplified Messenger app interface is...

Facebook teased a Messenger redesign at its F8 conference back in May and then started slowly rolling out the simpler interface last October. Now, The Verge reports, the redesign is becoming available more widely, with both the App Store and Google P...

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10:55
Facebook’s simplified Messenger app interface is...

Facebook teased a Messenger redesign at its F8 conference back in May and then started slowly rolling out the simpler interface last October. Now, The Verge reports, the redesign is becoming available more widely, with both the App Store and Google P...

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10:51
Apple forced to retract press release about iPhone...

Last month, Qualcomm won a victory in Germany with a suit that claimed Apple infringed on its modem patents. The ruling was set to affect iPhone 7 and 8, with Apple appealing the decision. In the meantime, Apple said it would stop selling the iPhone 7 and 8 in the country, but it interpreted the ruling so that third-parties could continue selling the devices. However, Apple has been issuing a press release in Germany that says it would be able to sell all iPhones in the country (via Bloomberg) and has now been ordered to stop using that part of the statement.

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10:48
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Apple Watch, Netflix and...

Dave and I discuss the Apple Watch and health, more disastrous news for Facebook, and Netflix’s blockbuster numbers.

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10:30
What does Google get out of buying Fossil’s...

Yesterday, Google announced that it would be paying $40 million for intellectual property related to smartwatches from one of its closest partners: Fossil Group. As part of the deal, a portion of Fossil's own R&D workers who were supporting that...

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10:30
What does Google get out of buying Fossil’s...

Yesterday, Google announced that it would be paying $40 million for intellectual property related to smartwatches from one of its closest partners: Fossil Group. As part of the deal, a portion of Fossil's own R&D workers who were supporting that...

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10:22
Harley-Davidson funded study proves motorcycling...

Even though the study was funded by a motorcycle manufacturer which may throw its conclusions into question, I’d bet everyone who rides agrees with the study’s results. For me, I know that riding relaxes me while, at the same time, increases my focus. While it’s the most dangerous thing I do, it’s also one of the best things I do.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:15
'Mortal Kombat 11' hype begins with an...

The Mortal Kombat 11 teaser trailer NetherRealm released last month suggested the next installment in the fighting game series was going to be brutality incarnate. And yesterday, the first actual gameplay reveal konfirmed as much (sorry, not sorry)....

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10:14
Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Users Switch to...

With support for the now-discontinued Windows 10 Mobile devices set to end on December 10, 2019, Microsoft is recommending that its current Windowa 10 Mobile customers move to an Android or iOS device instead.

Microsoft made the recommendation in a Windows 10 Mobile support document (via Thurrott) explaining its plans to stop offering security updates and patches for Windows 10 Mobile.

With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Microsoft's mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices.Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone in...

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10:13
See why VideoProc is the best iPhone video converter...

We’ve introduced you to Digiarty’s VideoProc app in the past, a powerful Mac and Windows app for easily editing, converting resizing and adjusting 4K UHD video, DVDs and music. Today we’re going to show you why VideoProc is the best iPhone video converter app on the market today, and give you a chance to win an iPhone XS Max, a Marshall Kilburn II speaker, a Manfrotto PIXI Plus Mini Tripod Kits, and a copy of VideoProc iPhone Video Converter.

Have You Experienced One Of These iPhone Video Problems?

If you’re like us, you’ve probably run into one of the common issues that can appear when you’re trying to watch video on an iPhone or move it to your desktop or laptop computer.

Perhaps you can’t play a video file on your iPhone because the file format isn’t supported...

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10:05
Bring Your Apps to Life withBundle of UI Design...

We have a deal on a bundle of UI design elements for social media, e-commerce, apps, and more. The graphics bundles are from Sketch, and include a social media pack, e-commerce pack, menu builder pack, analytics pack, and a navigation and button pack. You can get all five packs for $19 through our deal.


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10:05
Updated Facebook Messenger app with redesign rolling...

Announced back in May during its F8 developer conference, Facebook is today rolling out its Messenger redesign for all users.

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10:02
Hands on with the HomeKit compatible ConnectSense V2...




At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, AppleInsider met up with ConnectSense and got to try out the second version of the company's smart outlet, with HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatibility -- without a bridge.

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10:00
The best touchscreen winter gloves

By Nick Guy and Kaitlyn Wells

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 touchscreen winter gl...

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09:49
Microsoft tells users to switch to iOS or Android as...

Microsoft is admitting smartphone defeat and is now officially urging any remaining Windows 10 Mobile users to switch to an iOS or Android device instead.

In an End of Support document spotted by Thurrott, Microsoft notifies users that Windows 10 Mobile will cease to receive new security updates after December 10, 2019.

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09:41
European Activist Group Files a Formal Complaint...

In Tim Cook's Brussels speech in October 2018, Cook praised Europe's "successful implementation" of privacy law GDPR. Surprisingly, Apple is now being accused of violating the GDPR

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09:31
Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 packs performance, stability...

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing app, to version 10.4.5. According to the release notes, it:

  • Improves performance when generating waveforms for clips with no audio channels;

  • Improves stability when sending a project to Compressor using the keyboard shortcut Shift-Command-E; 

  • Improves stability when pasting Arabic or Hebrew text into a title; 

  • Improves stability when switching tabs in the Timeline Index.

Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 is available as a free update today for existing users, and for $299.99 for new users on the Mac App Store. It requires macOS 10.13.2 or later.



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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy Apple Sale, Latest...

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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09:30
The latest Stylophone is much more than a tiny toy...

The Stylophone line of tiny analog synths has been around for decades. The greats like Bowie and Kraftwerk have used them on iconic tracks, so they're not just limited to hobbyist use. At NAMM this week, Dubreq unveiled the latest, and the most power...

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09:29
AAPL Stock Recoups Losses Incurred After Tim Cook...

AAPL shares are currently trading above the $157 mark on the intraday market, recouping virtually all losses incurred since Apple CEO Tim Cook slashed Apple's revenue guidance by up to $9 billion for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year.

AAPL closed at $157.92 on January 2, immediately prior to Cook revealing the shortfall in an after-hours letter to shareholders, and is now trading just cents below that level. The stock has gradually recovered over the past two weeks since establishing a new 52-week low of $142 on January 3.

Apple share price now returned to level before Tim Cook’s letter to investors.

— Horace Dediu (@asymco)...

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09:00
Teenage Engineering is making modular synths for the...

Modular synths are all the rage right now. And it's not just the usual players either. Korg and Stylophone recently dipped their toes in the modular world. And now Teenage Engineering is getting on the bandwagon. The company is best known for its por...

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08:41
The top seven MacBook Air features that make the...




The 2018 MacBook Air has been around for a few months, and it has turned out to be a great notebook in its own right. AppleInsider lists some of the important changes Apple added to make it one of the best portable Macs in the company's entire MacBook product family.

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08:40
Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 Mobile this...

Microsoft is winding down support for Windows 10 Mobile. The company will stop releasing security and software updates on December 10th, and it will end technical support for the devices on that date.

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08:16
How to live with Apple's absurdly over-...




You can now listen to music and podcasts directly from your Apple Watch but it how Apple forces you to do it is going to make you scratch your head. Even the Apple Watch Series 4 speaker won't play audio, and knowing what music is actually on the Watch and what needs an internet connection can be perplexing. AppleInsider helps you sort it out.

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08:15
NBA refs will return to Twitter to answer fans...

Last year during the NBA finals, some of the league's refs took to Twitter in order to discuss calls made during a game and answer fans' questions. Feedback was positive, ESPN reports. Positive enough for the NBA and the National Basketball Referees...

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08:15
NBA refs will return to Twitter to answer fans...

Last year during the NBA finals, some of the league's refs took to Twitter in order to discuss calls made during a game and answer fans' questions. Feedback was positive, ESPN reports. Positive enough for the NBA and the National Basketball Referees...

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07:46
Magic Keyboard’s slim design meets mechanical...

A new mechanical keyboard made for Mac has officially launched with what looks like some compelling features. The Keychron K1 is a slim mechanical wireless keyboard with a RGB backlit Mac key layout and it even includes a Siri button.

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07:44
A List of macOS Touch Bar Apps

The Touch Bar on recent Macs doesn’t seem to get a lot of love, but David Nield writes about macOS Touch Bar apps that do make use of it.

We’re only going to limit ourselves to mentioning one Apple app in the list, but dig around, and you’ll find that pretty much every native macOS program includes some Touch Bar shortcuts you might find useful.

Personally I’m of the opinion that the feature is gimmicky and doesn’t add much functionality to Macs.


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07:41
Apple stock threatened by growing backlash against...




Rumblings against Apple's sizable take from App Store revenues could have an impact on the company's stock, given the new focus on Services revenue, an analyst said on Friday.

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07:40
Emmy Awards will kill off DVD screeners for good in...

Today's dispatch from the bureau of "Wait, they were still doing that?" comes from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the people behind the Emmy Awards has decided to phase out the distribution of screen...

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07:40
Emmy Awards will kill off DVD screeners for good in...

Today's dispatch from the bureau of "Wait, they were still doing that?" comes from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the people behind the Emmy Awards has decided to phase out the distribution of screen...

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07:38
Apple Pay Spain Could Add ING

Plenty of banks already support the service in Spain, like Banca March, Bankia, Grupo Cajamar, Santander, and more.


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07:20
Second Apple Music web player has a design so clean...

Apple doesn’t offer an official Apple Music web player, but it does offer web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) which allow other people to create their own.

The first one we’ve seen was Play Apple Music, which hit the web last month. That one had a design rather reminiscent of Google’s Material Design …

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The post Second Apple Music web player has a design so clean it looks official appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:15
Apple's R&D Team for Apple Watch Envision...

Over the years Apple has filed a few patent applications covering wrist movements and in-air gestures designed to control specific functionality on the Apple Watch (01, 02 and 03). Yesterday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that adds more wrist movements that could one day control more Apple Watch functionality. While some movements may become natural, Apple has to be careful to not inundate Apple Watch fans with too many wrist and gesture controls.

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07:07
Microsoft Office 365, 2019 16.21 - Popular...

Microsoft Office 365. The essentials to get it all done.

Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac

  • Get started quickly with new, modern versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote-combining the familiarity of Office and the unique Mac features you love.

Made for doing

  • Find the feature you need fast and create documents more easily with built-in automated design and research tools.

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  • Work online or offline, on your own or with others in real-time - whatever works for what you’re doing.

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  • With 1 TB of cloud store, your documents are ready when and where you need them, so you can pick up where you left off.

Office 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date modern productivity tools from Microsoft. There are Office 365 plans for home and...

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07:06
9to5Mac Daily: January 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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07:00
Some Guidelines on how to Spot Bad Science

Recently I wrote a PSA on Wi-Fi and cancer, and a lot of people disagree with me by sending me links to studies and other news that also disagree. That’s fine, but at the same time a lot more effort goes into scientific research than cherry picking Google results. I don’t claim to know better than these studies, but a scientific study needs to be taken into context of the field as a whole. John Oliver had a good segment on studies and how they can be misunderstood. Compound Interest has a rough guide to spotting bad science and red flags to watch out for. I’ve made use of this guide for some time, and I think it’s helpful.


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06:55
Apple releases Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 update with...

Yesterday Apple quietly pushed an update to Final Cut Pro X, the first update since its big 10.4.4 update back in November. Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5 doesn’t add any new features, but includes several stability improvements. more…

The post Apple releases Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 update with performance and stability enhancements appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:48
ING promises Apple Pay coming 'soon' to...




Multinational bank ING says it's on the verge of supporting Apple Pay in Spain, which could foreshadow launches in other countries.

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06:44
Facebook Documents to Show how it Preyed on Kids

It sounds like some Facebook employees were worried the company was misleading kids who spent their parents’ money on in-app purchases in games.


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06:42
Apple Pay Support Coming to ING in Spain ‘Soon’

ING customers in Spain will finally be able to use Apple Pay, over two years after the service launched in the country.


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06:35
Microsoft Office 2016 16.16.6 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

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

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

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06:31
∞ Close up look at the new iPhone smart battery cases

[VIDEO] Rene Ritchie offers a look at the new iPhone smart battery cases, with lots of closeup and lots of detail. Excellent work. Video embedded in the main Loop post.

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06:23
“Facebook’s own employees worried they were...

Nathan Halverson, Reveal News (via DF):

A trove of hidden documents detailing how Facebook made money off children will be made public, a federal judge ruled late Monday in response to requests from Reveal.

A glimpse into the soon-to-be-released records shows Facebook’s own employees worried they were bamboozling children who racked up hundreds, and sometimes even thousands, of dollars in game charges. And the company failed to provide an effective way for unsuspecting parents to dispute the massive charges, according to internal Facebook records.

And:

When the bill came, his mom requested Facebook refund the money, saying she never authorized any charges beyond the original $20. But the company never refunded any money, forcing the family to file a lawsuit in pursuit of a refund.

And:

In one of the unsealed documents,...

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06:20
Foxconn Cut 50,000 Contract Workers Months Ahead of...

Apple supplier Foxconn has let go around 50,000 contract workers at its iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, with the first cuts happening in October 2018. As one source with knowledge of Foxconn's plans told Nikkei, the scale of the cuts is not what stands out, but the fact that it's significantly earlier than previous years.

"It's quite different this year to ask assembly line workers to leave before the year-end," the source stated. Foxconn typically renews workers' contracts every month from August until January, at which point the workforce is scaled back for slow iPhone production season. This year, those cuts came as much as three months early.

The same is true for other Apple suppliers according to today's report, with Pegatron canceling monthly labor contracts last November. One source said that Pegatron's cuts "happened sooner...

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06:13
Complaint made to European privacy watchdog that...

A complaint has been made to a European privacy watchdog that Apple does not fully comply with its GDPR obligations.

The General Data Protection Regulation requires companies to supply, on request, a copy of all the data they hold on you. Having tested this with ten users, an Austrian non-profit organization said that Apple failed to supply a complete set of data …

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06:10
Apple & other tech giants cited by Austrian...




An non-profit organization, noyb, has launched a complaint with the Austrian government against Apple, YouTube, and several other major tech companies, saying they've failed to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

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06:10
The secret behind the Spider-Verse look

FXGuide:

The film’s genus lies in two key choices: firstly, the film makers did not hide away from the fact that there have been so many different tellings of the Spider-Man story previously, but rather embraced it. Secondly, they designed an original comic book visual style unlike any other film. Together these elements have been perfectly combined to produce a surprisingly original film that delivers the most inventive visuals seen this year.

This is amazingly informative. Each section of the article starts with a panel that shows off a specific technique, then digs into what went into making that look so compelling.

What a great movie.

[H/T @brisance]

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06:02
Data Broker Acxiom Backs Tim Cook’s Call for Privacy...

Major data broker Acxiom publicly backed Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent call for data privacy legislation in the U.S. like the EU’s GDPR.


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06:00
Take a lot of iPhone photos or video? Get...

Do you take a lot of iPhone photos or video? If so, you’ve probably run into two problems — running out of power during your photo sessions and holding onto that slim little phone. We have a great deal for you today on the Shuttercase for iPhone, the only iPhone case with an embedded 3,000 mAh battery pack, an actual physical shutter button, and a removable handle that lets you grip the iPhone like a 35mm DSLR. You’ll pay just $49.99 for one of the best iPhone photography accessories on the market.

Shuttercase comes in Black, White or Red for the iPhone X and XS, and in black only for the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus.

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05:56
Next up for Apple Watch? Stroke detection.

Edward C. Baig, USA Today:

Apple and Johnson & Johnson are teaming up on a study to determine whether the latest Apple Watch, in conjunction with an app from the pharmaceutical company, can accelerate the diagnosis of a leading cause of stroke.

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that causes about 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations each year in the U.S., Johnson & Johnson said. Up to 30 percent of cases go undiagnosed until life-threatening complications occur. Worldwide, about 33 million people have the condition.

And:

Burton believes “the study has the potential to show that there is a lot more atrial fibrillation out there in the real world in older people than we ever imagined, and if you use a tool like an Apple Watch to detect and funnel people to care, you can really drive down stroke risk in those patients.

So what does AFib have to do with stroke? From...

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05:51
Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia...




Apple just doesn't allow modern Nvidia GPUs on macOS Mojave, and this is a dramatic change from only six months ago. Given that a new Mac Pro is coming that could support Nvidia cards, and there are already eGPUs that should, it's time that Apple did.

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05:41
Netflix audience numbers are staggering

Recode, summarizing a detailed letter Netflix sent out to shareholders:

At the end of December, Netflix said that 45 million people had watched Bird Box, a Netflix-owned thriller starring Sandra Bullock that came out just before Christmas.

That is a ridiculous number. Compare that to the viewing numbers for one of the most watched shows on cable, Game of Thrones. From The Telegraph:

Game of Thrones has long smashed records for HBO, the cable network it is broadcast on in its native US: it beat The Sopranos as the network’s most-watched series ever in 2015, after crossing the 18.2 million viewers-per-episode mark.

But that’s small fry in comparison to the average 31 million viewers per episode that season seven has witnessed, an 24 per cent increase on 2016’s ratings.

Think about this. Bird Box is...

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05:40
ING says Apple Pay support in Spain coming soon, but...

Apple Pay launched in Spain back in 2016 with Banco Santander, but the rollout to other banks has been rather slow since then …

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The post ING says Apple Pay support in Spain coming soon, but customers skeptical appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:39
Apple assembler Foxconn cuts 50,000 seasonal workers...




Apparently impacted by Apple's iPhone demand, some 50,000 seasonal workers have been dismissed from Foxconn since October, a report indicated on Friday.

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05:36
Nomie 3 is a Private Lifelogging Tool

Nomie 3 is a lifelogging tool that lets you track almost anything you can think of. Whether you want to track your water intake, caffeine intake, number books read, how much exercise you do, etc., this app  can do it. Best of all, it’s 100% private. You don’t have to create an account or connect to a cloud service in order to use the app. According to its privacy policy, there is no third-party disclosure or third-party analytics, and it complies with Fair Information Practices. The app is free, and there are no ads. There are certain in-app purchases that unlock functionality, but the app is also useable without these purchases. I discovered and downloaded the lifelogging tool last night and will be using to track various metrics in my life. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)...

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05:34
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5 - Professional video editing...

Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.

Features

  • Revolutionary Video Editing
    • Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems.
    • Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline.
    • Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip. Easily expand it back to single clips.
    • Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor.
    • Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions.
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    • Import a broad range of formats including native AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more.
    • Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the...
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05:32
Cortana no Longer an Alexa or Google Home Competitor

Microsoft no longer sees its Cortana digital assistant as a competitor to the more popular Alexa and Google Home. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, said that it should be further integrated with its rivals’ platforms instead, The Verge reported. Microsoft and Amazon already partnered for some Cortana/Alexa integration, and this is clearly where Microsoft intends to take the product next – more of an app or service across multiple platforms, not hardware to be sold.

CEO Satya Nadella revealed that Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as a competitor to Alexa or Google Assistant. “Cortana needs to be that skill for anybody who’s a Microsoft 365 subscriber,” explains Nadella, referencing Microsoft’s new consumer subscription push. “You should be able to use it on Google Assistant, you should be able to use it on Alexa, just like how you use our apps on Android and iOS so that’s at least how we want to think about where it’ll go.”

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05:16
Google pays Fossil $40M for smartwatch IP to compete...




Google's attempts to take on the Apple Watch in the wearable devices market with Wear OS may receive a boost, after the revelation the search giant will be paying watch maker Fossil $40 million to buy the company's smartwatch-related intellectual property.

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05:12
Federal HTTPS Certificates Not Renewed Because of...

The U.S. Government shutdown has affected a whole host of areas in the public sector. One that might not immediately spring to mind, but is rather important nevertheless, is federal HTTPS certificates. Techcrunch had a look into the issue and compiled a list of all the federal HTTPS certificates that expired, or are about to expire. It included domains that redirect to the Congressional record and websites for agencies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. If you go to one of the sites with an already expired HTTPS certificate, such as disasterhousing.gov, you get a warning that the site might not be secure.

During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, had expired on many domains. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay...

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05:03
2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a...




This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Willian and Victor are back, catching up on overall themes of CES, iPhone rumors, the possibilities of a new iPad Pro, and the carry-over effects of smartphone brands cutting earning expectations.

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05:02
Data Broker Acxiom goes on the Offense agreeing with...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO wants the Government to Rein In Data Brokers who Invisibly work with Online Stores to Collect your Data." Today we're learning that Axciom, a large data brokerage, has come out in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s quest to bring a law very much like the EU’s GDPR to America. Does that make Axciom one of the good guys?

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05:00
Can you replace a fan in Apple’s AirPort Extreme?

A mysterious whirring and grinding noise from his late-model AirPort Extreme Base Station disturbed one Macworld reader. Why would it make such a sound? He hadn’t turned it on for a year, but was about to reactivate it with a new broadband connection.

My reply: The polite verbal equivalent of a shrug, because—I wrote—there’s no fan in an AirPort Express, and only a Time Capsule has a hard drive. Time Capsule drives certainly fail, like any spinning storage media, but the grinding described would surely have meant the drive was on its way to failure, if not already destroyed.

But your faithful Mac 911 columnist failed to do his research. I own a newer AirPort Extreme—one of the “crackerbox” models that looks like a gleaming white micro-tower. It’s never made a peep. I even thought I’d even looked at pictures of the insides of this version from Apple’s now-discontinued series of routers.

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04:49
Foxconn culls 50,000 iPhone assembly contract jobs ‘...

Foxconn’s main iPhone assembly plant has cut around 50,000 contract jobs since October, says a new report.

As iPhone demand is seasonal, ramping up when new models are released and through the holiday season, and then reducing later, the company relies on a large influx of temporary workers to meet the changing production requirements. But this time it is said to have cut many of those contract jobs months earlier than usual …

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The post Foxconn culls 50,000 iPhone assembly contract jobs ‘months earlier than normal’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:37
Madden NFL Overdrive Football for iOS

It is NFL Conference Championship weekend. If you can’t wait until kick-off on Sunday, try Madden NFL Overdrive for iOS. It is a fun, fast-paced game in which you are the coach and quarterback – build your team, call plays, and execute them. There are all sorts of different leagues and tournament types players can enter. However, I enjoy Overdrive mode, which is simple 3-minute games played live against other players online. Madden NFL Overdrive can be downloaded from the App Store on both iPhone and iPad. It is free with in-app purchases available.


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04:19
Best Buy’s Apple shopping event offers deals on...

Best Buy has launched a new Apple shopping event this morning with deals on the latest MacBooks, iPhones and more. You can also save on Apple Watch and various other accessories. Free shipping is available for all. Head below for all of the best deals.

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The post Best Buy’s Apple shopping event offers deals on latest MacBooks, Apple Watch Series 3, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Langrisser Mobile preview - Seminal TRPG...
Langrisser Mobile is set to finally break the revolutionary TRPG franchise's 20 year silence when the it finally makes its way to touchscreens the world over at the end of the month. The original Langrisser game (known as Warsong in the west)... | Read more »
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You might have heard that Blizzard is bringing Diablo to mobile with Diablo Ultimate. There's been plenty of controversy surrounding that decision, and it's meant that a really important piece of information has been glossed over a little. Namely... | Read more »
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