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Tuesday November 13

06:09
iPad Pro Diary: Talk of a 14.9-inch iPad doesn’t...

Even before the new compact 12.9-inch iPad went on sale, there was talk of even larger iPads.  Developer Steven Troughton-Smith made the case for a 14.9-inch iPad Pro, noting that this would allow two decent-sized Safari tabs to be open side-by-side with a third app open too.

And while some might think it’s a crazy idea – where would it end? – a poll of 9to5Mac readers shows that around 40% of you favor the idea of an iPad larger than the existing 12.9-inch model …

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06:04
Future Lightning cables may create a water-tight...




Apple is continuing to find ways to make its devices more water resistant by protecting its ports from liquids, with the iPhone producer considering the possibility of adding elements to Lightning or similar connectors to create a "liquid-tight seal" when connected.

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06:00
Snapchat launches new Friendship Profiles, Bitmoji...

As it faces mounting pressure from the likes of Instagram and Facebook, Snapchat is rolling out an update today with a focus on friends. Starting today, users can now view “Friendship Profiles” within the Snapchat app, while the company is also introducing Bitmoji stories and Bitmoji merch…

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06:00
360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds: “...

Let’s face it; no matter how good the earbuds or earphones, they just can’t compete with a surround sound system like you find with a home theater system. That’s all changing with the new 360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds ($64.99), bringing that home theater experience to earphones with new technology that reproduces sound the precise way it was created.

Endorsed by recording industry experts Chris Julian, Gregg Rolie, Ron Wisko, Andy Abad and more, the 360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds let you enjoy sounds the way they were recorded with all of the intense directionality of surround sound.

  • Immerse yourself in true replicated audio &...

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06:00
Steve Sande’s hands-on review of the new 12.9-inch...

Dennis Sellers and I decided that since we both had experience with the earlier iterations of the iPad Pro that we’d write separate reviews of the new 12.9-inch version. Both of us have the Smart Keyboard Folio, cellular+Wi-Fi, and seemingly have the same goal in mind — be able to use the iPad Pro as our “laptop” of choice. I wrote this entire review on the iPad Pro and published it through Squarespace with no issues.

The hardware of the new device is stellar. The screen is big, bright and colorful, sound out of the four speakers is incredibly good, and I’ve found battery life to be much better than both the first-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and second-generation 10.5-inch model. The speed on this device is also noticeably better; things that used to bog down or fail to run on the earlier iPad Pros now seem to whiz right along.

The iPad Pro in split view mode; Firefox on the left, Bear on the right.

If you look at the photo above, you’ll notice that the...

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05:57
Sketch 52.4 - Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

Sketch is an innovative and fresh look at vector drawing. Its intentionally minimalist design is based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and layers, free of palettes, panels, menus, windows, and controls. Though simple to use, it offers powerful vector drawing and text tools like perfect Boolean operations, symbols, and powerful rulers, guides, and grids.

Note: price showin in the listing is for a 1-year subscription.



Version 52.4:
Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when entering or exiting the bitmap editor
  • Fixed a bug where the Layer List wouldn’t scroll to reveal the selection in certain cases
  • Fixed a bug where Mirror would become unresponsive when duplicating or manipulating Artboards in Sketch
  • Fixed a bug where overrides might be reset when copying and pasting Symbols between documents
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when applying certain...
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05:54
Swift Playgrounds 2.2 makes third party content...

Apple has updated Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app to teach kids of any age basic coding skills in Swift, to version 2.2. The upgrade — available at the Apple App Store — makes third party content easier to discover and download for free directly within the app.

Also, touch gestures for selecting code are more precise and easier to use. And in version 2.2,  What's Next is smarter about suggesting new playgrounds for you to try, and the on-screen keyboard shows and hides more predictably. There are also additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

Playgrounds is designed to teach basic programming concepts like loops and conditionals using an animated character that the budding programmers direct by writing code. The app offers suggestions for code to be used, and Swift Playgrounds also has a special iOS coding keyboard to ease entry of all of those pesky brackets. 

There's a "...

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05:49
How to replace Dynamic Desktop with video wallpaper...




If Apple's macOS wallpaper shifts from day to night shots too slowly for you, replace it with video. With just a little preparation, you could have a movie playing on your desktop all day. AppleInsider shows how to do it and then how to stop yourself going mad in the process.

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05:48
This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Disney from $10...

The iTunes movie store was refreshed this morning with a ton of new deals plus this week’s $1 HD rental. Headlining is various Disney titles at 50% off along with the complete 4K Harry Pottery collection on sale. Head below for all of this week’s best deals.

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05:28
New HTTP Version is Coming, Won’t Use TCP

A new HTTP version is coming, and it will work differently than previous versions. Instead of using TCP, it will use a Google technology called QUIC.

In its continued efforts to make Web networking faster, Google has been working on an experimental network protocol named QUIC: “Quick UDP Internet Connections.” QUIC reinstates the reliability and ordering that TCP has but without introducing the same number of round trips and latency.

For example, if a client is reconnecting to a server, the client can send important encryption data with the very first packet, enabling the server to resurrect the old connection, using the same encryption as previously negotiated, without requiring any additional round trips.


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05:21
Naim Mu-so, Mu-so Qb and other speakers get AirPlay...

Top-tier hi-fi company Naim has announced that it is adding AirPlay 2 support to a number of its existing speakers via an over-the-air firmware update. It follows yesterday’s announcement that Bang & Olufsen is likewise adding AirPlay 2 capabilities to a number of its existing speakers

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05:00
Syncwire UNBREAKcable MFi-Certified Lightning Cable...

Check out the Syncwire UNBREAKcable, an MFi-Certified Lightning cable bend-tested for 30,000 charging cycles. It features a TPE jacket exterior and tinplate-wrapped inner wires. And it’s $10.99 through our deal.


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05:00
Dennis’ take on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro

When Apple hyped the 2018 iPad Pro as a computer that has outsold almost all other laptops, the company begged reviewers to test drive it as a notebook replacement. Is it? For many people, yes, but for a lot of folks, no, it’s not likely to kick your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to the curb.

That said, there’s a lot to love about the new iPad Pro. I ordered one of the 12.9-inch models (nope, Apple gives Apple World Today’s gang no review units) with an Apple Pencil 2 and a Smart Keyboard Folio. It’s an incredibly slim device that packs what’s certainly the most powerful ever in a tablet.

How slim? Apple packs all this power into a body that’s 25% smaller in volume than the 2017 model as shown by the photo above with last year’s model on the left, and this year’s model on the right.

The A12X Bionic processor, built specifically for the iPad Pro, packs four performance cores and four efficiency cores for up to 35% faster single-core performance....

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05:00
Which backup method should you use for making...

You've probably heard it dozens and dozens of times: It's important to back up your data. Apple has Time Machine to help you get on a regular backup routine, but are there other methods you should be using?

Different backup methods use different frequencies by which they push updates to an archive. When evaluating these methods, ask yourself: How many copies are made? How and where is the data stored? How securely is data locked away, both physically and with encryption? And, often the most important, how recent?

Here are a few popular methods for consumer backups

  • File synchronization services: These services, including Dropbox, typically monitor particular designated areas of your Mac's storage device and update changes immediately.
  • Local backup software: Apps like Time Machine perform backups on a regular interval, which can sometimes be selected.
  • Internet-hosted backup services:...
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04:55
Apple Wins a Patent for a Future FaceTime Calling...

In June 2016 Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "Apple Watch Patents Cover the Ultimate Selfie Camera." Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a newly granted patent for Apple relating to an Apple Watch specialty band that could include either one or two built-in cameras for selfies and FaceTime conferencing

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04:46
Americans check their phones 52 times a day, most...

The average American looks at their phone 52 times a day, up from 47 times last year. That’s one of the findings from the Deloitte 2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey …

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04:35
Apple’s T2 chip will block some third-party repairs...

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon)

Small repair shops and tech enthusiasts who attempt to fix their new Apple devices may be taking a serious risk in doing so. According to a report from The Verge, Apple confirmed that its new T2 security chip is designed to lock down devices after repair if it doesn't recognize certain authorized replacement parts.

Word of this new policy came out last month in an Apple document circulated among authorized service providers. In order to replace certain hardware components, such as the Touch ID sensor or the logic board on new Macs, the provider must run a specific piece of diagnostic software....

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04:27
Apple IDs locked for unknown reasons for a number of...




A number of iPhone users have discovered their Apple ID has been locked on all of their Apple devices, preventing them from accessing stored data and related services, with the lockdowns occurring for seemingly unknown reasons.

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04:25
Vitamin-R 3.0 - Personal productivity tool.

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

Features

  • Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
  • Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of...
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04:10
AAPL falls 5% on pessimistic supplier and analyst...

AAPL’s stock price fell 5% in a single day yesterday in response to pessimistic supplier and analyst reports. That, coupled to unrelated concerns about Goldman Sachs and General Electric, saw the Dow Jones index slide more than 600 points …

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04:00
Chromium 70.0.3538.102 - Fast and stable open-source...

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



Version 70.0.3538.102:



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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04:00
macOS: How to Resolve Permissions Problems after a...

If your new computer isn’t working correctly after you migrate your data—especially if you’re getting weird permissions issues or the “macOS needs to repair your Library” error—then come check out today’s Quick Tip! We’ve got all kinds of resources and tricks for you.


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04:00
This year’s model: MacBooks sadly get better

Apple has once again gone and ruined everything you own by releasing new products.

Writing for the sense of existential dread that is Business Insider, Kif Leswing says “I was really excited about my MacBook Pro purchase last year — but now, I regret it.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick.)

The Macalope went through the same thing with a pair of Hammer pants once.

When I received my MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in August of 2017, I was pumped.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:33
Postbox 6.1.5 - Powerful and flexible email client.

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

Features

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

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

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03:27
Hazel 4.3.3 - Create rules for organizing and...

Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications.

Organize your files using a familiar rule interface. Filter on the file's name, type, date, the site or email address it came from and more. And do more than just file. You can set color labels, Spotlight keywords and comments and even archive files. Hazel also cleans, sporting options to clean out incomplete and duplicate downloads. All this is done automatically in the background allowing you to focus on your real work.

In addition, Hazel can manage your Trash for you, relieving you of having to empty it yourself.



Version 4.3.3:
New features:

  • You can copy and paste rules now (yeah, I know)
  • Rule search field is now resizable

User interface changes:

  • Fixed crash in rule status window when trying to display certain errors...
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03:22
Some iPhone users finding their Apple ID accounts...

We haven’t quite yet worked out the pattern or the cause but we have received many reports of users waking up to find that their Apple ID has been locked, and plenty more are complaining on social media. Apple will lock accounts for many different reasons, usually when someone attempts to access an ID by entering their incorrect password too many times.

Access to the account can be restored by answering the security questions and entering a trusted phone number for validation. Users may also have to reset their passwords.

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03:22
Some iPhone users finding their Apple ID accounts...

We haven’t quite yet worked out the pattern or the cause but we have received many reports of users waking up to find that their Apple ID has been locked, and plenty more are complaining on social media. Apple will lock accounts for many different reasons, usually when someone attempts to access an ID by entering their incorrect password too many times.

Access to the account can be restored by answering the security questions and entering a trusted phone number for validation. Users may also have to reset their passwords.

more…

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03:15
Intel announces XMM 8160 5G modem, device could be...

This could prove nifty.

Intel has launched a new modem intended for mobile devices that will connect to 5G mobile networks, the company claiming to have accelerated the launch of the XMM 8160 modem by half a year compared to its original scheduling.

The XMM 8160 5G modem currently boasts peek speeds of up to 6 gigabits per second, Intel claiming this to be etween three and six times faster than the latest LTE modems used in current-generation mobile devices.

The XMM 8160 5G functions as a multimode modem capable of functioning on 4G, 3G, and 2G networks. The unit will also support the new standard of 5G New Radio (NR) along with standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. The use of a single-chip multimode baseband modem can enable smartphone, tablet, and notebook producers to reuse space typically taken up by other modem chips for other components, or even to create a smaller overall device.

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Intel has stated that the unit...

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03:06
WALTR 2 2.6.15 - $39.95

WALTR 2 helps you wirelessly drag-and-drop any music, ringtones, videos, PDF, and ePub files onto your iPhone, iPad, or iPod without iTunes. It is the second major version of Softorino's critically-acclaimed original WALTR, which solved 2 huge problems for every iOS user: unsupported media-format transfer without installing any additional 3rd-party iOS apps, as well as iTunes sync elimination -- allowing users to drag-and-drop files from any computer. WALTR 2 is here to add a few cherries on top.

  • Video formats: MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, MPEG, m2ts, 3GP, WMV, H264, H265
  • Audio formats: MP3, FLAC, APE, ALAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV, WMA, OGG, OGA, WV, TTA, DFF
  • CUE sheet support (automatic breakdown of a single file into multiple tracks)
  • M4R Ringtones (includes support for ringtones over 30 seconds long)

New in 2

  • Automatic metadata recognition
  • Wi-Fi transfer support
  • PDF, ePUB support
  • Non-...
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03:00
Apple launches iPhone X Display Module Replacement...

If you’re having issues with your iPhone X display, this may be what you’re looking for.

Late last week, Apple announced a new repair program for owners of the iPhone X.

The iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program provides a fix for those having problems with the touchscreen

Apple’s tech support document describes the issues as when the iPhone X does not respond to touch, intermittently stops responding to touch, or the screen reacts without being touched. If your iPhone X is experiencing these issues, you may be qualify to have it fixed on the house.

The fix involves replacing the display module and the service must be done by an Apple authorized service provider or at the Apple store.

For customers who paid for a prior fix for this problem, you may be eligible for a refund for the service.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via...

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03:00
How to pair an Apple Pencil 2 to a 2018 iPad Pro

The first time you use your Apple Pencil 2, you’ll need to pair it with your iPad Pro. If you have an iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (third generation), attach the Pencil to the magnetic connector on the side of the tablet.

On the  iPad Pro screen, you’ll see a pop-up dialog that asks, “Would you like to use this pencil with your iPad?” Click “Connect” and you’re good go to.

After you pair your Apple Pencil, it will stay paired until you restart your iPad, turn on airplane mode, or pair with another iPad. Just pair your Apple Pencil again when you're ready to use it.

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

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02:06
SoftRAID 5.7.2 - High-quality RAID management.

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

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



Version 5.7.2: Known Bugs:
Known Bugs:

  • SoftRAID does not support creating, modifying or converting APFS volumes
  • There’s a bug in macOS 10.14, Mojave, which causes SoftRAID volumes to not be displayed in the “Storage tab of the “About this Mac window

New features:

  • Enabled code in the SoftRAID application to display the OWC...
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01:16
Apple's camera-toting Apple Watch band employs...




Apple is investigating methods of incorporating camera hardware into its Apple Watch product lineup, focusing specifically on systems that avoid the inherent pitfalls of embedding image capturing equipment in a device not well-suited to the task.

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00:36
1Password 7.2.2 - Powerful password manager;...

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.

1Password fully supports major Web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. All browser extensions share the same encrypted data which means you never need to manually copy your passwords between browsers or from the password manager to a browser ever again!

Note: price shown in the listing is that of a 1-month subscription. To view other pricing options, go here.

1Password is also available for and syncs with Windows, iOS, and Android.



Version 7.2.2:

New...

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00:13
iShowU Instant 1.2.10 - Full-featured screen...

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

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

* requires Advanced Features.



Version 1.2.10:

Changes

  • Audio Only mode
  • Now you can record audio only

Fixes...

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00:01
How to turn off Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch

With watchOS 5, Apple introduced a new feature called Walkie-Talkie. It allows Apple Watch users to communicate quickly between one another by voice. Think: text messaging but with voice. By default, when using Walkie-Talkie for the first time, you’re marked as always available. Follow along to learn how to turn off Walike-Talkie on Apple Watch.

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00:00
How to get Spotify on Apple Watch

After launching a beta for its Apple Watch app earlier this month, Spotify has today made it available to all users. Read on for how to get Spotify on Apple Watch.

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00:00
How to get Spotify on Apple Watch

After launching a beta for its Apple Watch app earlier this month, Spotify has today made it available to all users. Read on for how to get Spotify on Apple Watch.

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Monday November 12

23:17
Microsoft OneNote 16.19 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 16.19:

  • Bug fixes



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20:59
Skim 1.4.37 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.37:
New Features:

  • New PDF sync preset for Alpha
  • Remember downloads between sessions
  • Extend select script command
  • Improved display of contents tables
  • New script command to get a selection from a rectangle or two points
  • Improved favorite colors control
  • Enable dark mode on Mojave

Bugs Fixed:

  • Use document from tell block when clearing selection in AppleScript
  • Hopefully fix saving last viewed page on some older systems
  • More reliable display of downloads progress



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
FigLeaf 0.9 - Easy control of your Privacy.

FigLeaf is the only all-in-one, completely secure application that gives you, and only you, the power to protect your privacy - wherever you go online. You shouldn’t have to deal with multiple apps to keep you in control. FigLeaf combines several tools to give you full control of your private information across your entire internet experience. Main Features:

  • Exposed Data Scan
    • There’s a lot of you out there. Find out how much. Exposed Data Scan checks for data leaks, hacked emails, and much more.
  • Safe Logins
    • It’s your personal email. There’s no reason it should be public. With Safe Logins, you get a masked email to use when signing up at new sites.
  • Masked Cards COMING SOON
    • Shop happy. FigLeaf has your back with a virtual credit card that keeps your real number private whenever you buy something online.
  • ...
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20:59
Amadeus Pro 2.5.1 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

Features

  • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
  • Multitrack editing an recording.
  • Batch processing and conversion.
  • Sound denoising and repairing.
  • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
  • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
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20:59
Vitamin-R 3.0 - Personal productivity tool.

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

Features

  • Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
  • Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of...
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20:59
Navicat Premium Essentials 12 12.1.12 - Provides...

Navicat Premium Essentials is a compact version of Navicat which provides basic and necessary features you will need to perform simple administration on a database. It supports the latest features including Trigger, Function, View, and it also comes with an Import/Export tool which allow user to import and export data from plain text file formats including TXT, CSV and XML.

Navicat Essentials is for commercial use. Currently, Navicat Essentials is available for MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQLite databases. If you need to administer all the above database servers at the same time, there is also Navicat Premium Essentials which allows you to access multiple database servers within one single application.

Navicat Essentials is available for three platforms - Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux. It can connect you to local/remote server, providing several utilities such as SQL editors, import/export, dump/execute SQL scripts and Server Monitor...

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20:07
Apple's Swift Playgrounds 2.2 improves...




Apple on Monday issued an updated version of its Swift Playgrounds app for iPad, introducing content discovery enhancements, improved touch gestures and more.

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19:39
Amazon locks in on NYC & Northern Virginia for...




After inviting offers from cities across the country in a high-profile bidding process, and whittling down the results, Amazon has finally settled on two locations for its new corporate headquarters, according to a report late Monday.

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19:24
Apple confirms T2 coprocessor blocks some third-...




Repairing newer Mac hardware, such as the 2018 Mac mini and MacBook Air, at an unauthorized service center may soon be impossible thanks to new diagnostics requirements involving Apple's T2 security chip, the company recently confirmed.

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17:58
iPad Pro 11-Inch Teardown Shows Device’s Power

The new iPad Pro 11-inch contains eight speakers, a lot of silicon and a downgraded battery, according to a teardown conducted by the team at iFixit.


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17:45
HomeKit support for Molekule Air Purifier said to be...

HomeKit support for air purifiers has been somewhat of a sore thumb for many users, with Apple’s own HomeKit website proving as a source of unreliable information. Now, however, Molekule Air Purifier HomeKit support is seemingly on the horizon.

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17:41
Amazon's Echo Buttons now perform whole...

Amazon's Echo Buttons are now useful for considerably more than playing party games. The company has enabled support for performing Alexa routines by tapping a button. You can turn on the lights without talking to your speaker, or let guests cue mu...

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17:07
Swift Playgrounds for iPad adds improved third-party...

Apple today has updated its Swift Playgrounds app with a handful of enhancements. Today’s update is the first to come to the app since April, and includes improvements to third-party content integration, touch interactions, and more.

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16:02
Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock...

If you're a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That's because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app.

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15:45
Print Directly to Sticky Notes with this Tiny...

I have a deal for the organized (or would-be organized) folks among us. It’s called the Cubinote Pro Sticky Note Printer, a tiny, dedicated printer for printing directly to sticky notes. Watch the short video below to see it in action. Our deal is for $149.99, including three paper rolls. You can also choose between a white or black finish on the deal listing.


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15:44
Apple confirms the T2 security chip in newer Macs...

Last month, a leaked internal service document revealed that Apple’s T2 security chip can prevent some third-party repairs for Mac users. While details were unclear at the time, and it seemed as if the policy wasn’t necessarily in full effect just yet, Apple today confirmed its existence to The Verge.

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15:20
Drive-By Shooting Suspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X,...

schwit1 shares a report from Apple Insider: A woman from Schenectady, N.Y. accused of being the driver in a shooting used Apple's remote wipe feature to destroy evidence on her iPhone X that might have been related to the event. The iPhone was seized as evidence in the case, but police say that shortly after she triggered the remote wipe, an option available via Find My iPhone in iCloud. Normally the tool is intended for people with lost or stolen devices. The suspected driver, Juelle Grant, was arrested on November 2nd and charged with two counts of tampering with physical evidence, and one count of hindering prosecution. As Apple Insider notes, only one of the tampering counts is connected to the iPhone.


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15:17
TMO Background Mode Interview with Planetary...

This is Part II. Dr. Pascal Lee is a planetary scientist with the SETI Institute. He’s also Chairman of the Mars Institute, and Director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center. His research includes the history of water on Mars and planning future human exploration of Mars. Pascal has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Cornell University.

In Part I, we chatted about his background and how he became a planetary scientist. We had just started discussing the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), when an internet outage stopped us cold. So I invited Pascal to return for Part II and discuss his analysis of the Drake Equation and its implications for the existence of other advanced, intelligent life in our galaxy.

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14:56
Excerpt from Michelle Obama's memoir is second...




Apple on Monday published its second Apple News Exclusive in an excerpt from former first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir "Becoming," one of the year's most anticipated political commentaries.

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14:49
Microsoft’s Black Friday deals include discounts on...

Microsoft already announced its Xbox Black Friday deals -- which include $100 off an Xbox One X -- and now it's previewing the discounts you can expect on its Surface line. You'll be able to save $300 on the Surface Laptop 2 in black and up to $50 on...

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14:30
Apple Daily Report: Jony Ive helps design a diamond...

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 Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson have designed a unique ring made exclusively for (RED) by Diamond Foundry. It’s completely made of diamond and is designed for the auction house Sotheby’s Dec. 5 (RED) Auction, raising funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in eight African countries.

This week’s MUG Event Calendar features a number of notable speakers, including two appearances by Bob “Dr. Mac”...

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14:18
Apple says T2 chip can limit third-party repairs for...

Yes, the reports were true -- Apple's T2 chip can potentially restrict third-party Mac repairs. The company confirmed to The Verge that the co-processor can limit third-party repairs for certain components on recent systems, likely including the iMac...

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14:14
Apple was the top-selling smartphone maker during...

As our friends at 9to5Toys highlighted, yesterday marked Alibaba’s “Singles Day” shopping event. For those unfamiliar, Singles Day is similar to “Black Friday” in the United States, spearheaded by Alibaba’s 11.11 shopping event.

Following yesterday’s celebration, Alibaba today has released figures on the popularity of specific brands during its 11.11 shopping event, and Apple comes in at the top.

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14:03
Apple Confirms Its T2 Security Chip Blocks Some...

An anonymous reader shares a report from The Verge about Apple's new security-focused T2 chip found in the newest Mac computers. The introduction of the chip "has renewed concerns that Apple is trying to further lock down its devices from third-party repair services," The Verge reports. From the report: The T2 is "a guillotine that [Apple is] holding over" product owners, iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens told The Verge over email. That's because it's the key to locking down Mac products by only allowing select replacement parts into the machine when they've come from an authorized source -- a process that the T2 chip now checks for during post-repair reboot. "It's very possible the goal is to exert more control over who can perform repairs by limiting access to parts," Wiens said. "This could be an attempt to grab more market share from the independent repair providers. Or it could be a threat to keep their authorized network in line. We just don't know." Apple confirmed to The Verge that...

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13:55
Save $100 to $150 instantly on Apple's 2018...




On sale now! Shoppers can save $100 to $150 instantly on Apple's Late 2018 13-inch MacBook Air with prices starting at just $1,099. These are the lowest online prices we've seen on the newly released hardware, with free expedited shipping and no tax in many states.

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13:47
Snapchat's head of content steps down

Nick Bell, Snapchat's vice president of content, is leaving the company according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bell, who has been with Snapchat for the last five years, posted a memo to staff confirming his departure, but did not offer any specific rea...

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13:34
9to5Mac Daily: November 12, 2018

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

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13:17
If you think Tim Cook is 'robbing' you,...




The company is making more cash than ever as a whole, but AppleInsider delves into the figures to see how much of that is through increased sales of hardware and how much is from Apple skimming more profit per device since Cook took over.

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13:16
Google adds GIF and emoji recommendations to Gboard

Users of Gboard are about to see their keyboard get a lot smarter. Google announced that its first-party keyobard will use artificial intelligence to recommend GIFs, emoji and stickers based on the context of the conversation you're having. The new s...

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13:01
Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee brought a great deal of joy into the world.

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12:57
Intel speeds up its 5G modem plans

Intel isn't about to let Qualcomm claim a lengthy lead in 5G mobile chipsets. The company is stepping up the launch of a new 5G modem, the XMM 8160, by half a year. The wireless part is now due to arrive in the second half of 2019 and promises up t...

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12:50
The graphic art of Incredibles 2

The look of the Incredibles is very specific – seemingly familiar but not really.

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12:48
Intel accelerates 5G modem rollout, but it won'...

Intel has just announced that it moved up the launch of its 5G modem, the XMM 8160, by an impressive six months. This multi-mode modem—it supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G—is capable of speeds up to six gigabits per second and supports most of the exciting new technologies expected in the first wave of 5G mobile products. That means millimeter wave support, stand-alone and non-stand-alone modes, and simultaneous connections to 4G and 5G networks.

Intel

Intel’s XM 8160 modem will connect to 2G, 3G, 4G, and...

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12:36
Amazon adds kid-friendly audiobooks to FreeTime...

FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon's service that gives parents control over their kids' screen time experience, is expanding to Audiobooks. Starting today, more than 1,000 kid-friendly stories from Audible will be available through FreeTime Unlimited. The a...

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12:20
What Do You Want In iOS 13?

It’s been just two months since iOS 12 was released, but people are already looking ahead to what Apple might do with the next iteration of its mobile operating system. MacWorld‘s Jason Cross has published his wishlist and I suspect there is much on there that TMO readers will agree with. It includes the introduction of dark mode as seen in macOS Mojave, an upgrade for Siri and a revamped camera. Cross would also like to see YouTube 4K and HDR video support, not to mention more flexibility and power in the iPad version. Here’s a bit of what he hopes comes next on  iOS:

Apple can do more, much more. The latest iPhones and iPad Pros sport processors, cameras, and sensors that are capable of incredible things, but iOS at times feels like its holding us back. In particular, the iPad Pro...

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12:15
Jack Dorsey says a Twitter edit function has to be...

While speaking at the Indian Institute of Technology, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked a question that comes up all the time -- will Twitter ever roll out an edit feature? Dorsey has acknowledged the possibility of such a function in the past, and l...

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12:11
[Sponsor] Square Reader SDK

You might know us for our little white reader, but did you know that Square Developer has a suite of APIs and SDKs to help you take payments in-person and online? Square Reader SDK allows you to use Square hardware to take payments directly in your app. Learn how we built an iOS cookie demo app, perfect for the Girl Scout in your life.

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11:58
Flickr’s new limit on free photo sharing is helpful...

I understand that many people aren’t happy about the decision but they feel it is the best decision for Flickr/SmugMug going forward.

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11:56
Marvel legend Stan Lee dies at 95

Pop culture is in a state of mourning today. Stan Lee, the famous Marvel publisher, editor and writer, has died at the age of 95 after a spate of illnesses over the past year. To say that he had a significant impact on the media world would be an und...

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11:39
Latest ‘Apple News Exclusive’ shares excerpt from...

In a continued effort to push the Apple News platform, Apple has today published an exclusive story, giving an excerpt from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming book, Becoming.

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11:30
Stylish New Leather AirPods Case

AirPods are hugely popular but, let’s be honest, the charging case is hardly the most chic item Apple has ever released. Accessories maker NOMAD may have solved that problem. On Thursday, they are going to release the Rugged Case – a fully leather outer case for AirPods. Available in brown or black, you can put the AirPod charging case intro the Rugged Case, providing extra protection and a little bit more style. Priced at $29.95, the Rugged Case is available to pre-order now. Distribution will commence on Thursday, 15 November.


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11:30
Stylish New Leather AirPods Case

AirPods are hugely popular but, let’s be honest, the charging case is hardly the most chic item Apple has ever released. Accessories maker NOMAD may have solved that problem. On Thursday, they are going to release the Rugged Case – a fully leather outer case for AirPods. Available in brown or black, you can put the AirPod charging case intro the Rugged Case, providing extra protection and a little bit more style. Priced at $29.95, the Rugged Case is available to pre-order now. Distribution will commence on Thursday, 15 November.


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11:24
Samsung's redesigned One UI will come to Galaxy...

When Samsung unveiled its cleaner, easier-to-use One UI, it initially promised a beta for Galaxy S9 and Note 9 owners. But what if you're toting an older phone? You might be set. Android Authority has learned that One UI will also be available for Sa...

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11:05
Bosch and TfL Want Tech to Help Tackle London...

Transport for London and Bosch have come together to provide startups with a space in which they can try and solve some of London’s biggest transport problems


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11:03
'Detective Pikachu' movie trailer offers a...

After years of build-up, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the Detective Pikachu movie... and it's promising, if also slightly disconcerting. The movie follows the basic thread of the game, with young Tim meeting a Pikachu he can actual...

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10:58
Software Security Reviews, New Apple Product...

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Software security audits and the Apple Product Treadmill.


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10:49
Twelve South Journal for MacBook Air and Pro...

The Twelve South Journal for MacBook is the company’s latest Apple accessory. With the option to use your MacBook while it’s in the case or easily remove it, the beautiful zippered, leather case offers a nice blend of function and form. Another addition to the Journal lineup is the new accessory organizer, CaddySack.

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10:49
Facebook will cooperate with French hate speech...

Facebook plans to cooperate with the French government as it investigates the company's content moderation policies and systems, according to TechCrunch. Facebook will reportedly grant the government significant access to its internal processes for t...

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10:49
Facebook will cooperate with French hate speech...

Facebook plans to cooperate with the French government as it investigates the company's content moderation policies and systems, according to TechCrunch. Facebook will reportedly grant the government significant access to its internal processes for t...

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10:47
Hands on: Harman Kardon's Google-equipped...




Smartspeakers are not just proliferating rapidly, but becoming de facto in the high-end audio market, led by products like the HomePod, Sonos speakers, and the Google Home Max. Harman Kardon's $300 Citation 100 is another emblematic example, equipped with Google Assistant.

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10:42
The End of ‘Beautygate’

The iPhone XS and XS Max came with a feature called SmartHDR that increased the dynamic range of photos.  It also reduced the local contrast and the phone’s performance in low light. The lowlight issues were fixed by decreasing noise reduction, which, when combined with the lack of contrast created a smoothing effect. This was particularly noticeable in selfies and came to be known as ‘Beautygate’. With iOS 12.1 Apple tried to fix the problem. Did they succeed? A video from AppleInsider takes a look.


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10:30
Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings...

(credit: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+11-Inch+Teardown/115457)

Following the controlled destruction of the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, iFixit turned its gaze to the new 11-inch iPad Pro. Its teardown reveals lots of adhesive, even more magnets, and only a few surprises inside the newest Apple tablet.

Unsurprisingly, the super-narrow bezels make the new iPad Pro harder to get into than the previous models. Awkwardly positioned display ribbons make removing the display more difficult, but underneath it we find the usual suspects: the logic board, speakers,...

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10:27
Sir Jonny Ive Designs Unique Diamond Ring for (RED)...

Sir Jonny Ive has designed a unique diamond ring carved from a single diamond that will be sold for charity.


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10:20
Netflix for iOS updated with new iPad Pro resolution...

A few days after the release of the new iPad Pros, which feature Liquid Retina displays, Netflix for iOS has today been updated to support the new screen resolutions.

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10:20
FigLeaf 0.9 - Easy control of your Privacy.

FigLeaf is the only all-in-one, completely secure application that gives you, and only you, the power to protect your privacy - wherever you go online. You shouldn’t have to deal with multiple apps to keep you in control. FigLeaf combines several tools to give you full control of your private information across your entire internet experience. Main Features:

  • Exposed Data Scan
    • There’s a lot of you out there. Find out how much. Exposed Data Scan checks for data leaks, hacked emails, and much more.
  • Safe Logins
    • It’s your personal email. There’s no reason it should be public. With Safe Logins, you get a masked email to use when signing up at new sites.
  • Masked Cards COMING SOON
    • Shop happy. FigLeaf has your back with a virtual credit card that keeps your real number private whenever you buy something online.
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10:17
PlayStation Black Friday sale includes $200 '...

Sony isn't about to let Microsoft's week-long Black Friday sale go unanswered. It's running its own PlayStation sale at the same time (November 18th through 26th), and there promise to be some solid bargains -- if not necessarily all the bargains yo...

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10:17
PlayStation Black Friday sale includes $200 '...

Sony isn't about to let Microsoft's week-long Black Friday sale go unanswered. It's running its own PlayStation sale at the same time (November 18th through 26th), and there promise to be some solid bargains -- if not necessarily all the bargains yo...

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10:13
Facebook is currently down for U.S. East Coast users

Many Facebook users are seeing the social media service as currently inaccessible. Issues appear limited to the East Coast of the United States.

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10:06
Facebook experienced a rare outage earlier today (...

Facebook users are awakening to a startling sight Monday, as it appears that the social network is currently offline according to reports from Downdetector. 50 percent of DD users are reporting a complete lockout from the site itself while another 30...

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10:06
Facebook experienced a rare outage earlier today (...

Facebook users are awakening to a startling sight Monday, as it appears that the social network is currently offline according to reports from Downdetector. 50 percent of DD users are reporting a complete lockout from the site itself while another 30...

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10:03
Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Windows 1-Year...

We have a deal on a 1-year subscription to Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Windows. This software features more than 30 tools accessible from a single interface, including: Airplane Mode, Alarm, Archive, Block Camera, Capture Area, Capture Screen, Capture Window, Clean Drive, Convert Video, Date Countdown, Download Audio, Download Video, Do Not Disturb, Do Not Sleep, Eject Volumes, Find Duplicates, Free Memory, Hidden Files, Hide Desktop, Lock Screen, Launch, Make GIF, Mute Microphone, Presentation Mode, Record Audio, Record Area, Record Screen, Record Window, Resize Images, Screenshot Page, Sleep Timer, Stopwatch, Switch Resolution, Take Photo, Take Video, Timer, Unarchive, Uninstall Apps, and World Time. Our deal is a 1-year subscription for $9.99, half off retail.


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10:00
YouTube's VR app arrives on Oculus Go

Facebook's standalone Oculus Go headset is getting a huge dose of immersive entertainment courtesy of YouTube VR. Announced at the Oculus Connect 5 event in September, the app is now available for the entry-level device via the Oculus Store....

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09:58
Intel's 5G modem rollout accelerated, could end...




Intel has launched a new modem intended for mobile devices that will connect to 5G mobile networks, with the chip producer claiming to have accelerated the launch of the XMM 8160 modem by half a year compared to its original scheduling.

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09:56
Netflix will drop a ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina...

If you've already watched the first season of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which debuted last month, you might be pleased to learn that Netflix has a holiday episode of the series in the works. The streaming giant will release Chilling Adventu...

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09:51
First Intel 5G modem product moved up, said to be...

Intel is believed to be supplying 5G modem chips for Apple’s iPhone starting in 2020. However, Intel is looking to produce its 5G chips sooner than previously planned, which could be important to testing them in upcoming iPhones.

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09:39
iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program FAQ:...

As the first completely redesigned iPhone in years, the iPhone X wasn’t without its share of issues when it launched. Apple seemingly fixed most of them via a stream of software updates, but many users have complained about persistent issues with the screen. And Apple’s finally doing something about it. At long last, Apple is launching an iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program to address lingering touch issues. Here’s everything you need to know:

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09:38
Amazon Kicks Out Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers

Apple and Amazon have signed an agreement that will let Amazon sell Apple products again, but an unanticipated side effect is that Amazon is also banning companies that sell refurbished Apple products without Apple's authorization.

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09:37
Nine tips and tricks for the new 2018 iPad Pro




Apple's latest iPad Pros are gorgeous and impressively powerful. Because of this massive overhaul, we are likely to see more new iPad purchases than we've seen in a long time, and we've got an assortment of tips and tricks to really flex the might of the new models.

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Accessories from $9,...

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

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09:29
Lyft rewards program will offer perks to frequent...

Lyft thinks it has a simple way to reel people into its service: shower frequent riders with perks. It's launching a Rewards program in December for "select" passengers. The more you travel, the more points you'll get toward bonuses like ride upgra...

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09:25
Pages 7.3, Numbers 5.3, and Keynote 8.3

Pages update brings capability to publish directly to Apple Books. (Free, various sizes)

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09:24
Bang & Olufsen rolling out AirPlay 2 updates...

After announcing its support earlier this year, Bang & Olufsen is finally rolling out its AirPlay 2 updates for select speakers over the next few months. more…

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09:23
Samsung reveals that the Foldable Smartphone shown...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Major Samsung foldable Device Patent Surfaced the day after Samsung provided a Peek at their Future Foldable Smartphone." I had noted in the report that "while Samsung's demo was criticized for illustrating a rather bulky prototype during their developer conference, I don't believe that it'll be as bulky once it hits the market in 2019. Why would Samsung show their competition what the final version would look like 12 months in advance? Today Samsung confirmed that position.

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09:22
Apple's iPhone beat Huawei, Xiaomi on China...




An annual "Singles Day" sales event held by China's search giant Alibaba racked up record-breaking sales, countering the idea that consumer sales in China are weak. But more importantly to Apple observers: iPhone sales lead other smartphone brands, pushing Huawei into second place and Xiaomi into third place.

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09:16
Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen...

Compared to a few years ago when Apple started building Macs with USB-C ports, there are a ton of USB-C accessories available now. One unique accessory I recently saw on Indiegogo was the Vinpok Split, a very thin and light USB-C 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor for use with USB-C laptops like the MacBook line. In this review, I take a look at this lightweight portable monitor — and you can still get a deal on it as a “super early bird” backer of the campaign for just $199.

Obviously a lot of people are excited about this monitor, as it has raised almost $1.4 million on Indiegogo. Vinpok is producing the Split monitors now, so there should be little worry about not receiving an order if you’re wary of crowdfunded products.

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I’m not sure you can find a lighter 15.6-inch  touchscreen monitor anywhere at 2 lbs, 1 oz (.94 kg) with...

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09:13
JP Morgan trims AAPL target to $266 on iPhone XR...




Samik Chatterjee from J.P.Morgan has very slightly cut the target price for Apple stock to $266 from $270 because of the overall economic climate, and the so-far "tepid" response to the iPhone XR.

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09:13
Put wireless charging and Alexa in your car with all...

If you're looking for ways to spice up your commute and add some smarts to your drive, Anke has some awesome ways to do it without spending too much. And today's it's even cheaper. Amazon is running a sale on Anker that bring some of its best auto accessories to all-time lows, and we've picked out our favorites:

The Roav Viva is less than $20 today...

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09:12
Apple stock hammered on lower forecasts from iPhone...




Two important Apple suppliers -- Japan Display and TrueDepth sensor provider Lumentum -- have cut their revenue forecasts, causing Apple's stock price to dip to its lowest value in over three months.

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09:11
MoneyWiz 3.1

Improves the sidebar and fixes issues with macOS 10.14 Mojave's Dark mode. (Free with $59.99 annual Premium subscription, 31.2 MB)

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09:10
Netflix will test a cheaper pricing tier, possibly...

Netflix is exploring ways to bring more subscribers into the fold, and it's set to test a cheaper version of its streaming service. CEO Reed Hastings confirmed the plans to Bloomberg, and while it's not clear where or when such a trial would take pla...

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09:05
Concept: Reimagining the Photos app to tell the...

We take photos to capture moments. A great photo can fill in the blanks of our memory, instantly recalling forgotten details and conversations otherwise lost to time. But has looking at a photo ever raised more questions than it provided answers? Let’s look at reimagining the Photos app to better tell the stories of your memories.

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09:04
Tweetbot 3.2

Adds an option to match the app's theme with macOS 10.14 Mojave's Dark mode. ($9.99 new, free update, 5.6 MB)

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09:01
iMovie 10.1.10

Removes the capability to share video files directly to Facebook, replacing it with the option to export a Facebook-compatible video file. (Free, 2.2 GB)

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08:59
Siri Shortcuts can now be used with the VW Car-Net...




Volkswagen has updated its Car-Net mobile app with deeper Siri integration to allow drivers to perform specific tasks remotely from their vehicle, enabling users to lock or unlock their car from far away just by asking Apple's digital assistant on an iPhone.

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08:35
Redesigned Apple Alderwood Mall opens November 17th

After closing on February 25th, Apple’s Lynnwood, Washington store at Alderwood Mall will reopen this Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 A.M. The store will sport an all-new design and significantly increased interior space for a Forum and Video Wall.

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08:32
Volkswagen vehicles get Siri Shortcuts and voice...

Volkswagen is out with an update to its Car-Net iOS app that brings Siri voice control and Siri Shortcuts to a handful of useful features.

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08:28
How to Uninstall the Discontinued CrashPlan for Home

Since Code42 Software discontinued its CrashPlan for Home service, there’s no reason to let the CrashPlan software continue to run in the background on your Mac. Here’s how to remove it.

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08:21
13-inch MacBook Pro SSD service program FAQ:...

Despite Apple’s push to turn all Mac professionals into Touch Bar devotees, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a traditional row of function keys has remained quite popular. If you own one, you might be able to take advantage of a new SSD service program. Here’s everything you need to know:

What is the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Solid-State Drive Service Program?

Apple has announced a new solid-state drive replacement program for certain 13-inch MacBook Pro models due to an issue that affects “a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives.” According to Apple, some machines have “an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive.”

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08:15
Apple's 3D Face ID Laser Supplier Lumentum...

On Friday we reported that a company by the name of II-VI had acquired Apple backed Finisar. These two companies are also Apple’s 2nd and 3rd largest suppliers of VCSEL arrays — behind Lumentum — for augmented reality applications. Today Lumentum announced a bombshell sending it's stock down 28% in early morning trading which dinged APPL by close to 4% in early trading.

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08:14
The purple OnePlus 6T is coming to North America and...

When the OnePlus 6T launched earlier this month, buyers had two options when it came to color -- a matte black and a glossy black. But soon, customers in North America and Europe will be able to snag a purple variant of the phone. The Thunder Purple...

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08:00
A brief history of when trains ran on air

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was and is one of the most celebrated engineers ever to have lived. There's a London university named after him, statues commemorating him across the UK, and many of the tunnels and bridges he built are still in use today. He...

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07:56
Unlock Your Volkswagen With Siri

Volkswagen is now letting iPhone users unlock their car with Siri. The VW Car-Net app has support for shortcuts.

iOS users can now use Siri to lock and unlock their car, check estimate mileage with the fuel or charge left in their vehicle, and enable alarms. Cart-Net isn’t free to all VW owners, though: the app costs a specific subscription fee per month. It allows vehicle owners to pinpoint their car’s location, set a geofence for it, and access diagnostics remotely.


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07:50
Apple Offering Free iPhone X Screen Replacements

A support document from Apple found a problem with certain iPhone X models that may cause a certain component of the display module to fail.


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07:49
iPhone XR sales estimates slashed by Ming-Chi Kuo,...




Ming-Chi Kuo has cut expectations for sales of the iPhone XR for the next year by 30 percent to 70 million, based on a possibility of a trade war with China, and other factors possibly weighing on sales, very similar to his erroneous predictions of iPhone X volumes.

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07:44
Ming-Chi Kuo Cuts iPhone XR Lifecycle Shipment...

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note today, cutting his shipment estimates for the iPhone XR due to several factors. He believes that some of the decline will be offset by higher demand for iPhone XS and older "legacy" models, but he is still reducing his overall iPhone shipment forecasts by 15–20 percent for the first quarter of 2019.

We have reduced our iPhone XR shipment estimation from 100mn units to 70mn during the new product lifecycle (4Q18–3Q19) for the following reasons: 1) Negative impacts on consumer confidence from the trade war, especially in the Chinese market, 2) expectations from more users for more affordable XR or the dual-camera and narrower bezel design to be provided at the current price level, and 3) competition from Huawei's Mate 20 series. We have...

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07:40
These Hearing Aids can be Calibrated With Your iPhone

LifeEar hearing aids can be calibrated with your iPhone. The LifeEar app connects LifeEar CORE hearing aids and your mobile device. Use your smartphone or tablet to control settings and personalize hearing aids for your specific needs. Life sounds better when you’re in control. Use the LifeEar app to create a personal profile for each ear to calibrate programs, adjust the volume of your LifeEar hearing aids, select your hearing aid programs to suit your environment, view hearing aid battery levels, and update your profile as your hearing needs change over time. Ears are like people, no two are exactly the same. That’s why the LifeEar app allows you to customize the CORE for your unique ears. Based on your response to a series of tones, it creates your profile and then calculates your personalized settings. App Store: LifeEar – Free

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07:38
Kuo cuts iPhone XR shipment estimates from 100...

TF Industries’ Ming-Chi Kuo has cut his estimates for iPhone XR shipments significantly, from 100 million to 70 million, through September 2019.  Kuo blames negative consumer confidence due to ongoing trade war, competition from Huawei Mate 20 particularly in emerging markets, and customers coveting features like dual-camera.

Kuo has not lowered his total fourth quarter iPhone estimates of around 80 million units, as he believes the fall in XR shipments will be offset by higher sales of the XS series and legacy models like iPhone 8 and iPhone 7. However, he forecasts a decline looking into 2019.

more…

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07:28
Bitwarden Passes Third Party Security Audit

During the tests performed by Cure53, five vulnerabilities were found. Only one vulnerability needed immediate action.


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07:24
How to make the most of iCloud's sharing and...




Apple has many times talked up how you can have two people collaborating on the same document at the same time using iCloud. However, it doesn't seem that collaboration is a big thing inside the company because if it were, Apple people would've surely fixed an enormous missing feature.

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07:18
Microsoft's Surface Go with LTE will be...

Microsoft is releasing the LTE version of its 10-inch Surface Go tablet later this month. It will be available in the US and Canada November 20th, and 21 other countries by November 22nd. Preorders open today in some markets.

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07:16
Apple’s iPhone is the top-selling mobile phone...

Apple’s iPhone was the top-selling mobile phone during Alibaba's record-breaking 24-hour Singles Day shopping event, according to CNBC

Chinese players Huawei and Xiaomi were second and third, respectively. Alibaba is a Chine multinational conglomerate specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, artificial intelligence, and technology.

Alibaba's annual event, which is also known as "Double 11" because it falls on Nov. 11 (11/11), raked in record gross merchandise value of 213.5 billion yuan ($30.8 billion). Apple was one of the 237 brands that surpassed 100 million yuan ($14.36 million) in sales during Singles Day, CBNC reports.

Alibaba released a list of products in various categories that had the highest gross merchandise value (GMV), or sales via the e-commerce giant's various platform. Apple topped the...

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07:16
The Hottest Selling Smartphone during Alibaba's...

China's 'Single's Day' has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world. This year, the iPhone was the #1 brand winner in the smartphone category with Samsung coming in 8th.

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07:03
iFixit tears down 11-inch iPad Pro

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07:02
Kids Are Being Raised in a Cashless Society

Contactless payments and bank apps are introducing kids to a cashless society. Some parents are using these apps instead of forking over cash allowances.

 “Young people are seeing less and less cash transactions, which just means that we have to be even more careful to talk about what is happening at each of those stages, because it has become more abstract,” said Winnard.

This is also how Apple seems to be marketing Apple Pay Cash in part. Parents can use iMessage to give their kids money.


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07:00
Firefox experiment helps you get the best shopping...

The Firefox Test Pilot team has rolled out a couple of new experimental features, one of which can help make this year's holiday shopping a bit easier on your wallet. It's called Price Wise, and it's an online shopping comparison tool that lets you a...

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07:00
Firefox experiment helps you get the best shopping...

The Firefox Test Pilot team has rolled out a couple of new experimental features, one of which can help make this year's holiday shopping a bit easier on your wallet. It's called Price Wise, and it's an online shopping comparison tool that lets you a...

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06:53
Tests of a Cheaper Netflix Subscription in the Works

The company wants to experiment with a fourth subscription tier in an effort to increase its user base.


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06:51
Teardown of new iPad Pro shows familiar Face ID tech...




Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro uses similar hardware to iPhones to offer Face ID, a teardown of the tablet reveals, while the accompanying updated Apple Pencil appears to have a capacitive grid embedded within its slim body, most likely used for the new tapping functionality.

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06:46
Vitamin-R 3.0 - Personal productivity tool.

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

Features

  • Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
  • Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of...
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06:40
An unzipping shortcut

This story was doubly-interesting to me.

On one level, this highlighted a core difference between macOS and iOS, one of those things that keeps the Mac in my workflow. The issue here is what you do when someone sends you a zip file containing some data you need for, say, a report you are working on. The zipped data might be a table, it might be some images, it might be a mix of all sorts of things.

On my Mac, when I get a zip file, it’s simple to deal with. Double-click, it’s unzipped, and each individual file is immediately tied to its default opening app.

But a zip file in iOS requires some outside help. It is definitely a second class citizen at best.

But.

The second side of this story is about Shortcuts and, specifically a shortcut you can easily build (the author shows you how) or download to solve this problem. It also gives you the chance to customize that solution in any way you like.

Shortcuts definitely brings me closer to living...

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06:36
Apple to replace unresponsive iPhone X touchscreens...

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If you've had problems with the touch responsiveness of your iPhone X's display, you may be in luck. According to a support document, Apple identified a problem with some iPhone X devices that may cause a component of the display module to fail. The company has now launched a program to replace affected screens for free.

Apple claims that failed display components have caused touch response issues on some iPhone X devices. Part, or all, of the affected displays may not respond to touch input, or, in some cases, they may only respond intermittently. In other instances...

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06:33
TrendForce predicts Apple iPad sales to dip 2% year-...

According to a new report from TrendForce, global tablet shipments are expected to decline 4.3% year-over-year in 2018 to 145.5 million units, as the shipments of entry-level devices are on pace to grow weaker due to the rise of smart speakers and unfavorable currency exchange rates.

Apple, the leading tablet maker, revealed its new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models ahead of the coming holiday sales in Europe and the U.S. However, its launch not long after new iPhones and the premium price tags, 25% higher than its ancestors, may prevent the new iPad Pro series from achieving mass market success, according to TrendForce. As the result, TrendForce expects the iPad shipment to fall by 2% year-over-year, recording 43 million units for 2018.

However, the Sellers Research Group (that’s me) begs to differ. Despite the higher prices, I predict that Apple’s tablet sales will be up 5% year-over-year. 

“With the...

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06:31
Does Wiping an iPhone Count as Destroying Evidence?

An iPhone X seized as part of an investigation was remotely wiped by its owner. This begs the question: Does wiping an iPhone count as destruction of evidence?

Police believe Juelle L. Grant, 24, of Willow Avenue, may have been the driver of a vehicle involved in an Oct. 23 drive-by shooting on Van Vranken Avenue, near Lang Street, so they obtained her phone, according to police allegations filed in court.

No one was injured in the shooting. After police took her iPhone X, telling her it was considered evidence, “she did remotely wipe” the device, according to police.

This will be an interesting case to watch, and could set the tone for future phone-related incidents.


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06:31
Strategy Analytics: Apple’s HomePod has 4.8% of the...

According to the latest quarterly research from Strategy Analytics, global smart speaker shipments grew 197% year-over-year to reach a record 22.7 million units in quarter three of 2018, putting the market on track to surpass 100 million units in use during the final quarter of the year. Apple’s HomePod continues to slowly gain ground.

Per the research group, 1.1 million units of the wireless speaker were sold in the third quarter, giving Apple 4.8% of the global smart speaker market.

Amazon remained the number one ranked vendor in the third quarter with 32% share followed by Google at 23% share. China’s Baidu was the biggest mover in the quarter increasing its share from just 1% in quarter two of 2018 to 8% in quarter three of 2018.

“The number of smart speakers in use globally will crash through the 100 million unit barrier this month and exceed 125 million by the end of the year,” says David Mercer, vice president at Strategy Analytics. “The market has...

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06:26
Skim 1.4.37 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.37:
New Features:

  • New PDF sync preset for Alpha
  • Remember downloads between sessions
  • Extend select script command
  • Improved display of contents tables
  • New script command to get a selection from a rectangle or two points
  • Improved favorite colors control
  • Enable dark mode on Mojave

Bugs Fixed:

  • Use document from tell block when clearing selection in AppleScript
  • Hopefully fix saving last viewed page on some older systems
  • More reliable display of downloads progress



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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06:18
Woman remotely wipes iPhone being held as evidence

Daily Gazette:

A cellphone seized by police as part of an investigation into a drive-by shooting last month was remotely wiped by its owner, authorities said this week.

Police believe Juelle L. Grant, 24, of Willow Avenue, may have been the driver of a vehicle involved in an Oct. 23 drive-by shooting on Van Vranken Avenue, near Lang Street, so they obtained her phone, according to police allegations filed in court. No one was injured in the shooting.

After police took her iPhone X, telling her it was considered evidence, “she did remotely wipe” the device, according to police.

What’s the law here? It’s her phone. Does she have the right to wipe it after it is taken from her? Do the police have the legal right to prevent this?

Fascinating story.

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06:13
Jean-Louis Gassée on the birth of the Macintosh

Jean-Louis Gassée:

It’s November, 1983; I’m sitting in the auditorium at Apple’s worldwide sales meeting in Honolulu. The house lights dim and “1984” begins. Conceived by ad agency Chiat/Day, directed by Ridley Scott of Blade Runner fame, and destined to be aired nationally only once (during the 1984 Super Bowl).

And:

The lights come halfway up. Steve Jobs’ magical brainchild is lowered from the flies, deus ex Macintosh. Halfway through its descent, the Mac boots up and we hear the newborn’s wail, the now familiar Bong.

And:

Apple’s assembled sales organization was delighted by the Mac’s enchanting presentation, its (almost) never-seen-before user interface. But there was a nervous energy under the surface: Would the Macintosh save Apple from the IBM PC and its clones?

A nostalgic look back, with lots of interesting links and some images that will really take you back. Especially that one of young Steve Jobs giving IBM the finger.

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06:13
Jean-Louis Gassée on the birth of the Macintosh

Jean-Louis Gassée:

It’s November, 1983; I’m sitting in the auditorium at Apple’s worldwide sales meeting in Honolulu. The house lights dim and “1984” begins. Conceived by ad agency Chiat/Day, directed by Ridley Scott of Blade Runner fame, and destined to be aired nationally only once (during the 1984 Super Bowl).

And:

The lights come halfway up. Steve Jobs’ magical brainchild is lowered from the flies, deus ex Macintosh. Halfway through its descent, the Mac boots up and we hear the newborn’s wail, the now familiar Bong.

And:

Apple’s assembled sales organization was delighted by the Mac’s enchanting presentation, its (almost) never-seen-before user interface. But there was a nervous energy under the surface: Would the Macintosh save Apple from the IBM PC and its clones?

A nostalgic look back, with lots of interesting links and some images that will really take you back. Especially that one of young Steve Jobs giving IBM the finger.

...

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06:12
Jony Ive’s latest design is the ultimate diamond...

Apple design chief Jony Ive often speaks about his fascination with understanding different materials as part of the design process, and his latest project may just be the ultimate example …

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06:04
Nomad releases leather case for Apple’s AirPods

Nomad has released a leather case for Apple’s AirPods. It’s a minimalist, two-piece case built with vegetable-tanned leather.

The folks at Nomad say the car is designed to “beautifully patina with time.” The Rugged Case costs $29.95 and is available now.

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06:00
iFixit teardown of 11-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil...

One thing you can be sure of with any new Apple device: it won’t be long before iFixit takes it apart to show us what’s inside, and assess how repairable it is. The company has today published its 11-inch iPad Pro teardown.

The new iPad Pro 11” sports narrower bezels, curvy LCD corners, and cutting edge silicon. This is apparently the iPad Apple dreamed about building from the very beginning, but what we dream about is a device that is easy to repair. Will this iPad fulfill both dreams, or will ours be left in the pipe? There’s only one way to tell—with a teardown …

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06:00
Get a great deal on Readdle PDF Expert for Mac

Readdle's PDF Expert for Mac is an amazing app that wins awards year after year. It's been an Apple Editor's Choice seemingly forever, it's usually the top paid app in the Mac App Store, and it's been a candidate for App of the Year in the Mac App Store. Normally you'd pay $79.99 for this powerful way to work with PDF documents, but today it's available in the Apple World Today Deals Shop for $19.99 - that’s 75% off the regular price.

What can PDF Expert do for you?

  • Edit text, images, links & outlines in PDFs

  • Read huge PDF files smoothly & fast

  • Annotate PDFs extensively w/ numerous tools

  • Merge PDFs &...

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06:00
Canon EOS R review: Brilliant mount, but flawed 4K...

Canon has a lot riding on its first-ever full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R. Not only is it an important camera on its own, but it's the ambassador for Canon's all-new RF mount system. It isn't just competing against Sony's heavily entrenche...

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06:00
Canon EOS R review: Brilliant mount, but flawed 4K...

Canon has a lot riding on its first-ever full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R. Not only is it an important camera on its own, but it's the ambassador for Canon's all-new RF mount system. It isn't just competing against Sony's heavily entrenche...

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05:58
iFixIt offers a teardown of the 11-inch iPad Pro

The gang at iFixIt, who tears apart tech gadgets and looks at their innards so you don’t have to, has disassembled one of Apple’s new 11-inch iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil 2. The tablet earns a mere 3 out of 10 on the repairability score.

“Apple replaced last year’s Lightning port with a fully modular USB-C port—a huge win for repair,” says iFixIt. “But four of the eight speakers are epoxied into the case, making them completely unreplaceable. And while the battery has repair-friendly stretch-release adhesive with twelve pull tabs, a final bit of tough conventional adhesive stymies what should be an easy battery replacement.”

You should read the entire iPad Pro 11” Teardown, but highlights include:

  • Regarding the Apple Penci 2, an entire capacitive grid is wrapped around the body. This is likely used to register tap inputs, but this grid ought to...

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05:56
Drive-by shooting suspect remotely wipes iPhone X,...




A woman from Schenectady, N.Y. accused of being the driver in a shooting used Apple's remote wipe feature to destroy evidence on her iPhone X that might have been related to the event.

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05:46
A Couple of Alternatives to That CloudFlare App

Named after the DNS address it uses—1.1.1.1—it promises a quick and easy privacy fix.


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05:39
Meat-free 'Beyond Burger' hits UK...

The Beyond Burger -- a meatless alternative that oozes beetroot-red "blood" -- has overcome supply shortages to land on UK supermarket shelves. Leading retailer Tescos is stocking the product at £5.50 for a pack of two and you can also order it...

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05:39
Meat-free 'Beyond Burger' hits UK...

The Beyond Burger -- a meatless alternative that oozes beetroot-red "blood" -- has overcome supply shortages to land on UK supermarket shelves. Leading retailer Tescos is stocking the product at £5.50 for a pack of two and you can also order it...

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05:06
Samsung's foldable display smartphone could...




Samsung's first smartphone using the South Korean giant's recently-demonstrated foldable display could be introduced in March, a report claims, launching alongside 5G-equipped Galaxy S10, the 2019 refresh of Samsung's flagship smartphone.

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05:04
iFixit Shares Full Teardown of 11-Inch iPad Pro and...

Following teardowns of the new MacBook Air and Mac mini, the repair experts at iFixit have today published their teardown of the 11-inch iPad Pro.

Images via iFixit

To start, iFixit removed the display from the tablet and the first thing they noticed were the audio components of the new iPad Pro, made up of four woofers and four tweeters.

The speakers and logic board cover impeded access to the iPad Pro's A12X Bionic chip, but eventually iFixit accessed the full logic board. On it, they found the A12X Bionic SoC, 64GB Toshiba flash storage, two Micron RAM totaling 4GB,...

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05:00
Could the 2019 iMac sport an Apple-made processor?

Obviously, my crystal ball was way off in predicting a 20th anniversary iMac. And I’m shocked that the all-in-one hasn’t seen a 2018 upgrade at all. But perhaps Apple has something REALLY special in mind.

So here’s a (admittedly improbable) scenario: the first iMac was revolutionary and saved Apple’s bacon, so what if the next iMac is just as revolutionary, sporting the first Apple processor made for desktops?

Everyone expected this would happen first with a Mac laptop, but perhaps Apple plans to surprise us. After all, the Mac is the only product from the company that doesn’t pack an in-house designed chip.

My feverish mind conjures a scenario in which the iMac is the first Mac that changes this. The company’s laptops, Mac mini, Mac laptops, and upcoming modular Mac Pro would still pack Intel processors for those who aren’t ready to take that leap. And that leap would entail a lack of support for some Mac apps, a lack of Windows emulation, etc., so not...

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05:00
How to shift an email address from one Apple ID to...

You can’t merge two Apple ID accounts, those hubs of your iCloud, iTunes, and other Apple online identities. However, you can shift an email from one Apple ID to another if the email isn’t one issued by Apple.

This is often useful if you’re going to lose access to an email address—leaving a job, for instance—or if you were maintaining multiple accounts, and want to settle on just one. It can also be very useful if you had Apple IDs registered in different countries and want to migrate to a single one in a country you’ve settled into it.

There’s a set of warnings and limitations to consider, too:

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04:37
Now it’s easier to protect your browsing privacy on...

Cloudflare has made it easier for you to protect your browsing privacy on iOS and Android devices with a new 1.1.1.1 app …

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04:30
Bridge Mode, APFS, and Tips from MacTech – Mac Geek...

Dave’s back from MacTech and boy is his brain tired from absorbing as much knowledge as he could. He and John talk through a bunch of that, including some important new APFS knowledge, Cool Stuff Found, and a plethora of Quick Tips. Plus, of course, your two favorite geeks answer your questions. All this and more… press play and enjoy!


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04:00
Where to find Black Friday deals on Apple products

If you’re looking for good deals on Apple products this Black Friday, don’t head to the Apple Store itself. Apple’s “deals” typically amount to little more than gift cards, and even those tend to pale in comparison to what you’ll find at nearby retailers like Target and Walmart.

To aid you in your Black Friday adventures, we’ve compiled this handy guide based on a mix of official ads, credible leaks, deals from previous years, and “Black Friday” deals that are already live weeks in advance of Thanksgiving. As we get closer to the biggest shopping day in the U.S., we’ll update this list with new information as we receive it.

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03:57
Jack Dorsey says the company is trying to figure out...

The Google search ‘How to edit a tweet’ currently results in 321 million different ways of telling you that you can’t. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that he recognizes people want the ability to fix typos, but allowing edits is complicated …

more…

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03:41
Navicat Premium Essentials 12 12.1.12 - Provides...

Navicat Premium Essentials is a compact version of Navicat which provides basic and necessary features you will need to perform simple administration on a database. It supports the latest features including Trigger, Function, View, and it also comes with an Import/Export tool which allow user to import and export data from plain text file formats including TXT, CSV and XML.

Navicat Essentials is for commercial use. Currently, Navicat Essentials is available for MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQLite databases. If you need to administer all the above database servers at the same time, there is also Navicat Premium Essentials which allows you to access multiple database servers within one single application.

Navicat Essentials is available for three platforms - Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux. It can connect you to local/remote server, providing several utilities such as SQL editors, import/export, dump/execute SQL scripts and Server Monitor...

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03:30
How to make your hard drive icons show up in macOS...

Apple apparently thinks that you’d prefer not to see the icons for your Mac’s built-in hard drive or those of any external drives on the desktop of macOS Mojave (and most of its predecessors). However, I want those icons on my desktop. Here’s how to make ‘em visible:

  • Click on the desktop so the Finder is “active.” 

  • Select Preferences under the Finder menu (it’s at the top left hand side of the screen).

  • You’ll see a list of items on your desktop. Check the ones (hard disks, external disks; CDs, DVS, and iPods; connected services) you want to be visible.

  • Voila. Icons for those items now appear on your Mac’s screen.

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

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03:00
Apple launches 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar)...

If you have an Apple 13-inch non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro from 2017, this is important.

Apple has launched a 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Solid-State Drive Service Program. The program allows customers to get free SSD replacements on “a limited number” of devices affected with a data loss issue with those devices. It’s specifically for “MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports).”

Per Apple:

Apple has determined that a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) used in 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units have an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive. 13-inch MacBook Pro units with affected drives were sold between June 2017 and June 2018.

Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will service affected drives, free of charge. Apple recommends having your drive serviced as soon as possible.
This program does not affect 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or older 13-inch MacBook...

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03:00
Most coveted holiday smartphones: adults and teens...

There are iPhone loyalists and Samsung loyalists, but which phones will be selling out this holiday season? According to a new survey by Swagbucks, a rewards- and loyalty-program company, adults and teens are split between the two.

Overall, adults are most excited to purchase a new Samsung smartphone, with a third (32%) of adults choosing a Samsung, while a full half (51%) of teens are excited about an iPhone.  

The national survey of 1,000 U.S. adults and 500 teens, conducted online in October, also found that women most want the iPhone XS Max, while men want the Galaxy S10.

A quarter of Americans reveal that they plan to spend between $300 to $500 on holiday shopping this year (24%). Additionally, Americans say the sweet spot budget for one person’s gift is between $50 and $150 (43%).

 TheSwabucks survey shows that almost all Americans (85%) say that they plan to do some shopping during the Black Friday weekend. Many plan to shop at more than five...

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03:00
Ring Stick Up Cam Wired (2018) review: Ring finally...

The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired is a strong entry into the indoor security camera space from Ring.

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03:00
Ring Stick Up Cam Wired (2018) review: Ring finally...

The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired is a strong entry into the indoor security camera space from Ring.

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03:00
iOS 13 Wishlist: 10 ways Apple can unleash the...

I’m very happy with iOS 12. It’s one of Apple’s best iOS releases in years. Part of the reason it worked out so well is that Apple didn’t bite off more than it could chew—nearly all of iOS 12’s features were available at launch, or came very quickly in an update. It’s a huge improvement over iOS 11’s problematic rollout. iOS 12 seems primarily geared at smoothing out long-standing pain points: we got a renewed focus on performance and reliability, grouped notifications, Screen Time, Group FaceTime, and better Maps.

But Apple can do more, much more. The latest iPhones and iPad Pros sport processors, cameras, and sensors that are capable of incredible things, but iOS at times feels like its holding us back. In particular, the iPad Pro feels like it has everything it needs to be a complete laptop replacement—except an operating system that lets you do...

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03:00
Bose Home Speaker 500 review: Rethinking—and...

Bose's first smart speaker supports Amazon Alexa today, and promises AirPlay 2 compatibility in 2019.

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03:00
Bose Home Speaker 500 review: Rethinking—and...

Bose's first smart speaker supports Amazon Alexa today, and promises AirPlay 2 compatibility in 2019.

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00:48
Amadeus Pro 2.5.1 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

Features

  • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
  • Multitrack editing an recording.
  • Batch processing and conversion.
  • Sound denoising and repairing.
  • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
  • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
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How to turn off iPad Pro

With the lack of a Home button on the latest generation iPad Pro, Apple had to move some hardware gestures around to accommodate a device without a Home button. This includes a new button combination to turn off iPad Pro.

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How to open Safari links in Apple News

Apple News offers a clean reading experience, but what if you’re already looking at a page in Safari that you’d like to see inside of the News app? Follow along for how to open Safari links in Apple News.

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Sunday November 11

21:02
Nomad launches slim leather case for AirPods




Nomad has debuted their latest accessory, a genuine leather enclosure for AirPods that not only protects the easily-scratched charging case, but makes it look great in the process.

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19:20
Broadway shows turning to iPads to simplify...




Lagging behind some other industries, stage shows on New York City's Broadway and elsewhere are finally beginning to turn to tablets -- specifically the iPad -- to replace giant stacks of paper.

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17:46
Broadway ditches age-old processes to run shows with...

Always interesting to see how tech is replacing some of this old school stuff.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:35
Facebook reportedly pressured Palmer Luckey to...

When Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey left Facebook, neither said exactly why. The implication that it was due to his quiet donation to a group spreading pro-Trump memes. Now, however, we might have a better idea -- and it raises questions about Fac...

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16:03
Microsoft vows to improve Windows app store with...

Many PC gamers shy away from the Microsoft Store (aka Windows Store), and for good reasons: it frequently doesn't support overlays and other commonly used features, and it's buggy compared to a platform like Steam. Thankfully, Microsoft might just f...

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14:28
Cloudflare's privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 service is...

Cloudflare launched its 1.1.1.1 service in April as a bid to improve privacy and performance for desktop users, and now it's making that technology available to mobile users. The company has released 1.1.1.1 apps for Android and iOS that switch the...

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13:02
House Democrats to investigate Trump actions against...

Now that Democrats are poised to control of the House of Representatives, they're planning investigations into the Trump administration's actions against technology companies. Inbound House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff told Axios in a...

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12:09
A Major Samsung foldable Device Patent Surfaced the...

Last week Patently Mobile posted a report titled "Samsung reveals that their new Infinity Flex Display for Foldable Smartphones will go into Mass Production in 2019." The day after Samsung's revelation, the U.S. Patent Office published a major foldable smartphone patent application from Samsung. When you compare the 2007 iPhone with the iPhone XS Max of today, evolution refined the form factor. The same will be true with foldable smartphones. They may start off a little bulky and end up being cool slick devices over time. Apple's CEO once promoted "Think Different" and on the foldable smartphone front, it's Samsung pushing the envelope as Apple safely watches from a distance.

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12:00
How Apple addressed the 'beautygate'...




In this video, we compare selfie photos captured by two iPhone XS Max handsets, one with the latest iOS 12.1 update and another running iOS 12.0.1, to illustrate the fixes Apple implemented for so-called "beautygate" skin smoothing effects.

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11:30
The best probe thermometer

By Michael Sullivan

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 probe thermometers guide here....

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10:11
∞ Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields” by John...

On this 11th day of the 11th month at 11:11am PT, I post this in remembrance of all of those who have served and died for their country, many of my own family members included. Lest We Forget.

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09:59
Rocket Lab completes its first commercial launch

After months of delays, Rocket Lab has completed its first commercial mission. The spaceflight startup successfully launched its Electron rocket into orbit carrying six small satellites, including five cubesats as well as a small weather satellite....

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09:23
Thank you, veterans

We’ll take a moment from the regular flow of news and reviews to honor those who have served in our armed forces over the years.

"If ever proof were needed that we fought for a cause and not for conquest, it could be found in these cemeteries. Here was our only conquest: all we asked was enough soil in which to bury our gallant dead."

~General Mark W. Clark. These words are inscribed on a wall at the Visitors Center at the American Cemetary in Normandy, France.

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Everything you need to win at Idle Skies...
Idle Skies, from Crimson Pine games, gives you the chance to learn about the history of aviation, as you advance your flying machines from the most basic paper airplane through to the space age. It's not the most difficult game to get the hang of... | Read more »
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BRIX! Block Blast is the latest in a long line of mobile puzzlers, but Genera Games’ new iOS and Android offering is by no means more of the same. The game is a unique mash-up of old and new. It takes the classic drop elements from Tetris and... | Read more »
The top 4 best iPhone and iPad games com...
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