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Monday July 1

13:04
9to5Mac Daily: July 01, 2019 – More details on Jony...

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

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12:56
Uber makes it easier to find bikes and scooters in...

As of today, when Uber customers in Atlanta and San Diego open their Uber app, they'll see Jump bikes and scooters, as well as Lime scooters, in the main map. According to TechCrunch, Uber plans to add bike and scooter availability to its app in more...

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12:50
Apple resurrects Expansion Slot Utility for 2019 Mac...




The updated 2019 Mac Pro brings back Apple's Expansion Slot Utility app to customize PCIe bandwidth between the eight available PCI-express slots on the professional machine.

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12:42
PlayStation Vue ups all Live TV streaming plans by $...

PlayStation has announced today that its Vue Live TV streaming plans will see a $5 price increase effective immediately for new customers, with existing customers seeing the bump next month.

more…

The post PlayStation Vue ups all Live TV streaming plans by $5, now matches DirecTV and YouTube TV base prices appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:35
New Apple video ads sell App Store & iMessage...




Apple on Monday unloaded a burst of short "message" ads on YouTube, continuing its ongoing focus on user privacy and security.

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12:33
macOS Catalina Brings Back Expansion Slot Utility...

macOS Catalina, currently available to developers and public beta testers in a beta capacity, revives the defunct Expansion Slot Utility app ahead of the launch of the Mac Pro.

The Expansion Slot Utility app is designed for managing and configuring PCI cards, and its return is clearly meant for the Mac Pro, which has a total of eight PCIe expansion slots that Mac users can work with.

The Expansion Slot Utility app was discontinued years ago following the launch of the 2008 Mac Pro but the new 2.0 version is back for the modular Mac Pro.

New Mac Pro Details from Catalina Beta 2
- Mac7,1 is codenamed J160
- Expansion Slot Utility app lives again
- Possible config names
- Apple Pro Display XDR Artwork
Also ICYMI: AMD GPUs /cc...

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12:32
Apple: Catalyst macOS apps need to withstand public...




Apple's Project Catalyst will help developers create software for macOS Catalina by migrating iOS apps, and in a discussion one month after its unveiling and initial availability post-WWDC, developers seem to find the experience to be positive though with some challenges, while Apple suggests developers will be driven by public opinion to refine their macOS app variants, in a similar way to the iOS App Store's reviews.

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12:32
A virtual reality massage center will open in Los...

Los Angeles residents will soon be able to float off into distant worlds while their aches are soothed in a virtual reality massage center, which opening this Friday, July 5th. At the outset, the Esqapes Immersive Relaxation Center, supposedly the fi...

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12:13
Apple’s Expansion Slot Utility app returns a decade...

At WWDC 2019, Apple unveiled its new modular Mac Pro, slated to be released later this fall. Hidden in the second developer beta of macOS Catalina is the return of the Expansion Slot Utility application, which allows users to manage the PCI expansion options of the Mac Pro.

more…

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11:58
PlayStation Vue is raising prices for all of its...

Another year, another price hike for the PlayStation Vue TV-streaming service. On Monday, the company announced that it was raising the prices of all of its multi-channel plans by $5 per month. The change will be effective starting today for new subs...

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11:43
NASA will livestream the total solar eclipse over...

It's been almost two years since the last total solar eclipse passed over the US, but there's a good chance you remember all of the hype. Now, a total solar eclipse is heading for parts of Chile and Argentina. It will arrive tomorrow, and thanks to N...

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11:40
Austin's CapMetro network plans Apple Pay later...




CapMetro -- the public transit system for Austin, Texas -- is reportedly adding Apple Pay and Google Pay to its mobile apps later in July.

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11:23
Apple's Project Catalyst Team Shares Thoughts...

Apple in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina introduced Project Catalyst, designed to allow iOS developers to port their iPad apps over to the Mac with little effort, making it simpler for developers to design cross-platform apps.

Ars Technica recently spoke with some of the Apple team members responsible for creating and promoting Project Catalyst, and it's worth a read for those who are interested in the feature.

Apple decided to allow developers to port iPad apps instead of iPhone apps because it's a "more natural transition" bringing an app from an iPad to a Mac due to the closer display sizes. From Todd Benjamin, Apple's senior director of marketing for macOS:Just...

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11:17
MIT made an AI that can detect and create fake images

Creating digital renderings and editing images can take hours, but researchers from MIT and IBM want to change that. They've trained AI to generate photographic images from scratch and to intelligently edit objects inside them. While this could be be...

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11:07
Apple Watch helping Australia’s Women’s Cricket team...

Elite athletes tend to train at a level that leaves almost no room for major experimentation. That’s why the Women’s Cricket team in Australia is leveraging the Apple Watch and a special app to quantify training in real time. Each athlete’s effort is captured both on and off the field including mood and sleep data, with preventing injury from overtraining a major goal of the initiative.

more…

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11:03
Samsung Electronics CEO admits he launched the...




Samsung Electronics' CEO, D.J. Koh, has claimed responsibility for the premature launch of the Galaxy Fold, which is still awaiting a new release date.

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11:01
Apple execs and third-party developers share deep...

Last month at WWDC, Apple officially named Catalyst as its new framework for allowing developers to bring their iPad apps to Mac and we’ve heard more information trickle out about the software over the last few weeks. Now, Ars Technica has put together a highly informative deep dive on Catalyst ahead of its release with macOS Catalina that includes detailed insight from Apple executives and third-party developers who have...

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11:01
Netflix will be pickier with big-budget projects

Netflix is known for taking bets on experimental shows and ambitious costume dramas set in far-flung locations. But the golden days of the company's cavalier spending on original content may be coming to a close as it becomes more careful with financ...

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10:45
What we're buying: 'Typeset in the Future...

This week, Senior Editor Kris Naudus takes a look at a book that will please both sci-fi nerds and design geeks. 'Typeset in the Future' explores the typography and design in science fiction movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, and more.

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10:32
Hands on with Chalonne's $1700+ luxury Apple...




Chalonne is a meticulous accessory maker who has embraced the luxury market for Apple Watch bands, and they sell a $1700 Napa leather, gold, and pearl strap for Apple Watch. Let's take a look at it.

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10:29
Spotify ends direct music uploads for indie artists

Indie artists will no longer have the option to upload music directly to Spotify -- not that they'll necessarily mind. Spotify is shutting down the upload beta test after determining that its efforts were better spent elsewhere. Feedback from music...

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10:24
Best power banks of 2019: The top USB portable...

These USB battery packs from Anker, Mophie, Xiaomi, and others will keep your Android or Apple phone charged while you're on the go.

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10:20
Apple Music announces Up Next Live concert series

Apple has announced Up Next Live, a series of performances from past and present Apple Music Up Next artists including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez. Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only.

Apple Music Up Next is a monthly program showcasing “the best new artists in the world.” Each month, Apple Music tastemakers and editors identify one artist to feature, then utilize the power of the platform to raise awareness of that artist to Apple Music's growing audience of music fans. Apple Music Up Next also includes a deeply curated companion playlist full of incredible new artists across genres from all over the world.

Each artist on the Up Next Live roster has been featured as an Apple Music Up Next artist in the monthly program or through the...

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10:17
Apple Music brings Up Next Live to global cities...

Apple has announced Up Next Live, a series of performances from past and present Apple Music Up Next artists including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez. Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only.

Apple Music Up Next is a monthly program showcasing the best new artists in the world. Each month, Apple Music tastemakers and editors identify one artist to feature, then utilize the power of the platform to raise awareness of that artist to Apple Music’s growing audience of music fans. Apple Music Up Next also includes a deeply curated companion playlist full of incredible new artists across genres from all over the world.

Each artist on the diverse Up Next Live roster has been featured as an Apple Music Up Next artist in the monthly program or through the playlist. All shows will be hosted...

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10:17
Apple Music brings Up Next Live to global cities...

Apple has announced Up Next Live, a series of performances from past and present Apple Music Up Next artists including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez. Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only.

Apple Music Up Next is a monthly program showcasing the best new artists in the world. Each month, Apple Music tastemakers and editors identify one artist to feature, then utilize the power of the platform to raise awareness of that artist to Apple Music’s growing audience of music fans. Apple Music Up Next also includes a deeply curated companion playlist full of incredible new artists across genres from all over the world.

Each artist on the diverse Up Next Live roster has been featured as an Apple Music Up Next artist in the monthly program or through the playlist. All shows will be hosted...

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10:17
Apple Music brings Up Next Live to global cities...

Apple has announced Up Next Live, a series of performances from past and present Apple Music Up Next artists including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez. Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only.

Apple Music Up Next is a monthly program showcasing the best new artists in the world. Each month, Apple Music tastemakers and editors identify one artist to feature, then utilize the power of the platform to raise awareness of that artist to Apple Music’s growing audience of music fans. Apple Music Up Next also includes a deeply curated companion playlist full of incredible new artists across genres from all over the world.

Each artist on the diverse Up Next Live roster has been featured as an Apple Music Up Next artist in the monthly program or through the playlist. All shows will be hosted...

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10:17
Apple Music brings Up Next Live to global cities...

Apple has announced Up Next Live, a series of performances from past and present Apple Music Up Next artists including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez. Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only.

Apple Music Up Next is a monthly program showcasing the best new artists in the world. Each month, Apple Music tastemakers and editors identify one artist to feature, then utilize the power of the platform to raise awareness of that artist to Apple Music’s growing audience of music fans. Apple Music Up Next also includes a deeply curated companion playlist full of incredible new artists across genres from all over the world.

Each artist on the diverse Up Next Live roster has been featured as an Apple Music Up Next artist in the monthly program or through the playlist. All shows will be hosted...

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10:13
Sling TV's sports add-on just got more...

Sling TV is once again raising prices, and you won't be thrilled if you're a sports enthusiast. New customers for the Sling Orange package now have to pay $10 per month for the Sports Extra channel bundle instead of the previous $5. Existing customer...

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10:00
Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System can make anyone a...

Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System Inductive Cooktop and Pan

One of my favorite Pixar movies is Ratatouille, in which a French chef by the name of Gusteau inspires a rat to become a gourmet cook. Gusteau’s tag line in the film is “Anyone can cook”, but the sad truth is that many people limit themselves to fast food, easy-to-prepare store-bought entrees and the like after having one too many meals turn out undercooked or scorched. The Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System consists of an app-controlled inductive cooktop, an 11-inch “smart pan” or chef’s pot with embedded sensors, and the Hestan Cue app (iOS or Android), all of which work together to make sure that home chefs get the best results every time.

The Concept

The concept behind the Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System is “guided cooking”....

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10:00
LA and Minnesota are getting 'Call of Duty...

Activision Blizzard has revealed the next two teams for its upcoming Call of Duty esports League, bringing the total franchises announced so far to seven. The latest squads will represent Los Angeles and Minnesota.

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09:50
Samsung's Mobile CEO Admitted that it was...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Senior Samsung VP Hinted at an Investors Forum that their Next-Gen Smartphones would be led by Foldable Devices." On June 26, Lee Jong-min, senior vice president at Samsung’s mobile communication business, hinted at a varied lineup of foldable phones, adding that Samsung’s next-generation smartphones would be led by foldable devices." Shortly after, Samsung's President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Koh, Dong Jin, known as DJ Koh, held a meeting wherein he admitted that it was embarrassing that he ...

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09:45
Current CO2 emissions will heat up the Earth by more...

Even if we stop building power plants, factories, vehicles and home appliances immediately, we're on track to increase the global temperature by more than 1.5˚C -- the goal limit proposed by the Paris Agreement. Those existing, CO2-spewing offenders...

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09:40
Jony Ive Left Apple Because of CEO Tim Cook's...

To many, Jony Ive's departure from Apple last week felt very sudden. But a narrative is forming to suggest that he's been slowly drifting apart from the company for several years as the iPhone maker's priorities shifted from product design to operations. Here are some of the highlights from The Wall Street Journal [paywalled] piece: Ive was "dispirited" by Tim Cook who "showed little interest in the product development process," according to sources speaking to the WSJ. Ive grew increasingly frustrated as Apple's board was populated by directors with backgrounds unrelated to the company's core business. Ive disagreed with "some Apple leaders" on how to position the Apple Watch. Ive pushed for the Apple Watch to be sold as a fashion accessory, not as an extension of the iPhone. The product that went on sale was a compromise. Apple only sold a quarter of what the company forecasted in the first year, according to the WSJ, with "thousands" of the $17,000 gold Apple Watch Edition left...

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09:36
4th of July deals: Save up to $1,500 on Apple...




July 4 may be days away, but Apple Authorized Resellers have already issued holiday markdowns on a variety of Apple products. We're rounding up the best sales on Apple's latest iPad Pros, 2019 MacBook Pros, iMacs, Apple Watches and much more.

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09:17
Tim Cook marks Apple's attendance at San...




Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, joining Apple employees in marching through the city, recognizing and celebrating the LGBTQ community and connected good causes.

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09:17
∞ [VIDEO] Jony Ive and Phil Schiller at WWDC 1997

[VIDEO] This is a lovely bit of video (albeit low resolution) that’s been flying around the internet since Apple announced Jony Ive’s departure. The video is embedded in the main Loop post. It’s from a Hardware Roadmap session at WWDC 1997.

Striking how young everyone is.

Though the whole video is wonderful to watch, for the purposes of this post, jump to 30:21, where Phil makes a joke about giving everyone a free PowerBook, then goes on to introduce Director of Design Jonathan Ive.

22 years ago. How time flies.

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09:11
Ireland invests Apple's collected back taxes in...




As a way of keeping up value pending appeals, the Irish government has reportedly invested the back taxes the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple into low-risk securities.

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09:04
Latest Mac mini is $200 off, 2018 MacBook Pro deals...

Save up to $200 on the latest Mac mini, plus deals on the 15-inch MacBook Pro from $1,880 and Pioneer AirPlay A/V Receiver at $199. Hit the jump to find all of today’s best offers and more in this 9to5Toys Lunch Break episode.

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08:48
[Sponsor] Kolide: User Focused Security For Teams...

Many of today’s fastest growing companies owe their success in-part to a culture that centers around transparency, personal responsibility, and most importantly, employee happiness. However, companies also need to secure their endpoints, and often do so at the expense of these values. Too often we’ve seen teams install intrusive management and security products on their employee’s devices.

At Kolide, we believe you don’t need to spy on your users or cripple their devices to meet your compliance and security goals. To that end, we recently launched a new product that integrates with your Slack team and messages your users directly when their Mac, Windows, and Linux devices are not up to spec. Your users will receive clear instructions about what is wrong and step by step instructions that will fix it. They can even confirm in real-time that they resolved the problem, right in Slack.

This simple premise of keeping your users in the loop and making them a part of the...

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08:43
Jony Ive is leaving Apple, but his departure started...

The headline link is behind a paywall. Here’s a link to the article on Apple News that should work if you don’t have a WSJ subscription.

Tripp Mickle, Wall Street Journal:

For nearly three hours on that afternoon in January 2017, the group of about 20 designers stood around waiting for Mr. Ive to show, according to people familiar with the episode. After he arrived and listened to the presentations, he left without ruling on their key questions, leaving attendees frustrated.

“Many of us were thinking: How did it come to this?” said a person at the meeting. There was a sense “Jony was gone but reluctant to hand over the reins.”

The episode was emblematic of a widening disconnect at the top of Apple that, invisible outside the company, was eroding the product magic created by Mr. Ive and the late Steve Jobs that helped turn Apple into America’s pre-eminent corporation...

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08:28
Apple offers free repairs for faulty 2018 MacBook...

Some owners of Apple's current-generation MacBook Air might be due for a free but important fix. Reports from 9to5Mac, AppleInsider and MacRumors indicate that Apple has found a logic board problem with a "very small number" of MacBook Air units that...

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08:25
Seven Apple Music 'Up Next' concerts...




Seven special concerts featuring Apple Music's "Up Next" lineup will take place at Apple stores in major cities, an official events coordinator revealed on Monday.

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08:22
Making and Using Tables of Contents in Pages

The latest versions of Apple’s Pages all offer easy table-of-contents creation. Here’s how to make them and why you might want to, even if you’re not publishing a book.

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08:20
Pre launch-day review of the very first iPhone

Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret got their hands on that very first iPhone before it went public, back in June of 2007.

The linked review is a fun look at that very first model. Can’t help but be amazed at how far we’ve come. Great read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:19
Viber 10.9.0 - Send messages and make free Viber...

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!

Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your Mac.

Features:

  • High-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Mac
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices



Version 10.9.0:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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08:17
Apple Marches in San Francisco Pride Parade

As it has done in years past, Apple yesterday marched in the annual San Francisco Pride parade, which is one of the bigger Pride events in the country and sees nearly 100,000 spectators during the event. Apple employees appeared in the parade with a large sign that showcased a rainbow version of the Apple logo.

Happy Pride to everyone celebrating around the world! Great to see so many Apple employees marching today in San Francisco! 🌈 pic.twitter.com/lVKrF90HWa

Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 30, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in attendance, as seen in a few ...

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08:02
'Alan Wake' developer may bring the cult...

Alan Wake might make its way to PS4 or Switch (or even mobile) after developer Remedy Entertainment snagged back the publishing rights to the 2010 cult classic from Microsoft. It told investors it would earn royalty payments of about 2.5 million euro...

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07:51
∞ How to pair PS4 and Xbox controllers to iPhone...

[VIDEO] This video (embedded in main Loop post) does an excellent job walking through the process of pairing the PS4 DualShock and Xbox One controllers to your favorite iOS device running iOS 13.

Note that the Xbox One’s original controller does not have the Bluetooth tech needed to pair with iOS. You’ll need one that shipped with an Xbox One S or Xbox One X.

Also, the real beauty of these controllers paired with iOS is support for iOS games compatible with Bluetooth controllers.

Amazing to me how low the latency has gotten. Gameplay seems perfect.

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07:40
Streaming services like Apple Music fueling rise of...




Even if their artists have to work hard just to make a living, independent record labels are doing better in 2019 thanks to streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora, which are encouraging people to try music beyond mainstream tastes, reports say.

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07:36
Power outage may have ruined 15 exabytes of WD and...




The cost of flash memory could rise and impact the cost of production for the Mac Pro and other hardware in the future, as memory producer Western Digital and Toshiba revealed a mid-June power outage temporarily lowered its production capacity, destroying 15 exabytes of storage.

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07:36
Apple Announces 'Up Next Live' Concerts...

Apple recently announced a new series of live concerts that will be held in retail locations around the world this summer, under a new initiative called "Up Next Live." All of the artists playing concerts are alumni of Apple Music's Up Next program, which highlights up-and-coming musicians.

For Up Next Live, this includes Khalid, Bad Bunny, Jessie Reyez, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi, Daniel Caesar, and Ashley McBryde (via MacGeneration).

The concerts will be held at places including Apple Union Square in San Francisco, Apple Champs-Élysés in Paris, Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C., and Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The event kicks off with Bad Bunny's performance at Apple Piazza Liberty on July 9, and then one concert...

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07:26
Five 'Star Trek' movies come to Amazon...

There's more Star Trek available for streaming -- although it might not be on the service you were expecting to use. Amazon is adding five pre-Abrams Star Trek movies to Prime Video in the US on July 31st. Two of them come from the cast of the origin...

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07:23
Waterproof earbuds test finds AirPods stand up well...

There’s no such thing as fully waterproof true wireless earbuds, but despite AirPods having no water-resistance rating at all, they stood up remarkably well against competing products with official ratings … 

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07:16
Apple Music Up Next concert tour bringing rising...

Throughout this summer, Apple will host a series of seven after-hours concerts at some of its top retail stores around the world. Performances will feature artists from Apple Music’s Up Next program.

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07:15
Apple's Design Master was "Dispirited...

Steve Jobs and Jony Ive were to technology what Lennon and McCartney were to music. Jony was inspired by Steve Jobs who loved design. In the book 'Steve Jobs' by Walter Isaacson, he wrote on page 342: Jobs described his respect for Ive this way ...

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07:06
Eddy Cue Talks Apple TV+, Apple News+, and Apple...

Eddy Cue recently spoke with The Times to discuss various topics related to Apple's services, which he helps run, including Apple Music, Apple News+, and the upcoming Apple TV+. Much of the interview focused on Apple TV+ and its launch this fall, with Cue stating that Apple's focus will be on quality over quantity.

Apple's plan will be in direct contrast to Netflix, which creates a lot of content every month for its subscribers to watch. Cue said that "there's nothing wrong with that model, but it's not our model." Apple will release new shows and episodes consistently, but not nearly at the...

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07:00
The best games for PS4

Sony's PlayStation 4 is fast approaching its sixth birthday, and that poses a problem. You see, game developers have seen fit to release a game for almost every day the console has been available, leaving you with well over 1,500 titles to choose fro...

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06:27
Legrand announces new HomeKit-compatible smart light...

Legrand has announced a new range of HomeKit-compatible smart light switches, dimmers, and plug-in switches. The product range is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

The company says that none of the products require a hub, and all are easily installed …

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06:26
Apple places seventh on list of leading smart home...

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research names Google and Amazon as the leading smart home solution providers. The report examines the strategy and execution of 15 smart home solution providers with Apple coming in seventh on the list.

“Amazon’s introduction of its Echo devices in 2014 has had an unprecedented effect on the smart home market and the company has yet to slow down, though it now faces challenges around user experience and privacy, as well as more intense competition,” says Paige Leuschner, senior research analyst at Navigant Research. “Google’s similar launch of its Google Home device nearly 2 years later leaves the company trailing Amazon, but that has not deterred Google from catching up and affecting the market.”

Navigate Research notes that competition in the smart home market is fierce, with a range of companies vying for a leading role. Large tech incumbents, startups, and service providers with an existing...

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06:20
Apple among brands praised for providing a ‘...

Merkle — a technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency —has released its Experience Impact report, analyzing how and why customer experience affects where consumers choose to spend their money. For its report, Merkle polled 500 U.S. residents in March 2019.

The research revealed that 66% of consumers care more about experiences than price when choosing a brand from which to purchase. Additionally, over half (52%) of online shoppers reported having stopped shopping on a brand website due to poor site experience.

Apple, Nike, and Amazon were cited as the top mentioned brands for delivering a personalized experience. These customer-centric...

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06:12
Latest Mac malware in the wild evades security...




Newly uncovered Mac malware is not only in the wild, but trying to avoid detection by security researchers, according to one such firm.

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06:09
24U Software adds mobile payment terminals to...

24U Software (https://www.24usoftware.com) has released Gonector 1.2.2, an update of the FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad, built using the FileMaker iOS App SDK, to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices.

The new version adds direct support for mobile payment terminals from Infinite Peripherals and Ingenico, making it possible to seamlessly integrate credit card payments processing directly to the custom app developed with the FileMaker platform. Licenses for Gonector start at $499 per app deployed to up to 20 users. A license for Payment Terminals Edition of Gonector is available for $7,999 and includes implementation support for one type of payment terminal.

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06:09
24U Software adds mobile payment terminals to...

24U Software (https://www.24usoftware.com) has released Gonector 1.2.2, an update of the FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad, built using the FileMaker iOS App SDK, to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices.

The new version adds direct support for mobile payment terminals from Infinite Peripherals and Ingenico, making it possible to seamlessly integrate credit card payments processing directly to the custom app developed with the FileMaker platform. Licenses for Gonector start at $499 per app deployed to up to 20 users. A license for Payment Terminals Edition of Gonector is available for $7,999 and includes implementation support for one type of payment terminal.

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06:09
24U Software adds mobile payment terminals to...

24U Software (https://www.24usoftware.com) has released Gonector 1.2.2, an update of the FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad, built using the FileMaker iOS App SDK, to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices.

The new version adds direct support for mobile payment terminals from Infinite Peripherals and Ingenico, making it possible to seamlessly integrate credit card payments processing directly to the custom app developed with the FileMaker platform. Licenses for Gonector start at $499 per app deployed to up to 20 users. A license for Payment Terminals Edition of Gonector is available for $7,999 and includes implementation support for one type of payment terminal.

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06:09
24U Software adds mobile payment terminals to...

24U Software (https://www.24usoftware.com) has released Gonector 1.2.2, an update of the FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad, built using the FileMaker iOS App SDK, to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices.

The new version adds direct support for mobile payment terminals from Infinite Peripherals and Ingenico, making it possible to seamlessly integrate credit card payments processing directly to the custom app developed with the FileMaker platform. Licenses for Gonector start at $499 per app deployed to up to 20 users. A license for Payment Terminals Edition of Gonector is available for $7,999 and includes implementation support for one type of payment terminal.

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06:06
Snapchat brings multiplayer ‘Bitmoji Tennis’ title...

While the tennis greats are playing out their game at Wimbledon, Snap is bringing an exclusive game of its own to Snapchat. Bitmoji Tennis is a new title launching on Snap Games inside Snapchat.

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06:05
‘Small number of 2018 MacBook Air’ owners eligible...

A "very small" number of 2018 MacBook Air owners are eligible for free repairs to fix a problem with their logic board, AppleInsider reports.

The article adds that qualifying owners are being notified directly by email, and have up to four years from purchase to apply. Apple hasn't said exactly what’s being addressed, but it involves replacing a logic board entirely.

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05:56
Here are the external graphics processors you can...

Unsure which external graphics processors you can use with your Mac? Wonder no more; Apple has posted a support document that explains it all.

An eGPU can give your Mac additional graphics performance for professional apps, 3D gaming, VR content creation, and more. eGPUs are supported by any Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later.





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05:55
Apple Music and Spotify help indie labels double...

There’s been much criticism of streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify for paying relatively small sums to artists, but a new report today suggests there’s some good news in the mix.

Independent labels now represent 40% of the music market, twice the share they had back in the days of physical music sales, and they have never been more optimistic about the future …

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05:49
Luminar 3.1.2 - Powerful, adaptive, configurable...

Luminar is the new full-featured image editor that adapts to the way you edit photos. Over 300 essential tools to fix, edit, and enhance your photos with comfort. The future of photo editing is here.

Features

  • Adaptive Interface Inspires You Do to More - While other photo editors make you adapt to their interface, Luminar adapts to your skill level. There is no need to face dozens of sliders if you simply want to remove an object from an image or apply a preset. But if you do need to perform some serious tasks, you can easily access all the advanced features.
  • Powerful Tools Allow You to Do More - Luminar lets you remove unwanted objects, color casts and digital noise. It helps you retouch skin and reveals the hidden details in your photos. It features layers with blend modes, texture overlays and powerful image masking. Easily edit upper and lower sections of the image without having to make any...
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05:44
Apple clarifies which PCI-e GPU cards are suitable...




Updated support documents from Apple add new specific recommendations for eGPU enclosures and graphics cards, plus some new notes on usage.

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05:00
What Apple’s new Photo features mean for photo and...

By Guest Author Michael Kelley

With each new iteration of Apple’s iOS, the company updates existing features and adds new ones to take advantage of the technology in their new round of iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. One of the biggest updates of note is the improvement of Apple’s Photo app.

In iOS 13, scheduled for release this fall, Photos will offer a slew of new on-screen and in-app editing features, virtually eliminating the need to use any other app.  Or, at least, that’s what the company would have you believe.

To whom is the iOS 13 Photo app targeted?

With the enhancements made to the iOS 13 Photos app, Apple may be attempting to capture a larger segment of the photo and film apps market. While the company still wants to appeal to the everyday user or photo and video enthusiast, Apple also apparently wants to reel in professional photographers and filmmakers....

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04:57
Claimed CAD renders of 2019 iPhones once again show...

Claimed CAD renders of 2019 iPhones posted this morning once again show the square camera bump first seen back in January.

The renders show all three models, which the site dubs the iPhone XI, XI Max, and XIR (the iPhone XI Max can be seen below) …

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04:51
Alleged 3D renders of Apple's 2019 iPhone hit...




Alleged leaked CAD renders of the new 2019 iPhone have appeared on the internet, showing details that line up with prior rumors about the devices expected to launch in September

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04:47
Live radio station streams accessible on HomePod...




Live radio streams, a feature set to arrive with iOS 13 as well as the HomePod this fall, is seemingly already available to use for a small number stations in Germany under iOS 12, seemingly indicating the feature is practically ready for launch.

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04:37
iOS 13 Siri Live Radio Feature Already Working for...

At WWDC in June, Apple said iOS 13 would bring live radio requests to Siri from iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Radio.com, but it looks like that rollout is already underway ahead of the software's release in the fall.

Image via Macerkopf.de

Macerkopf.de this morning reports that some users in Germany are having success asking Siri to play live national radio stations over HomePods running the latest official software and via Apple Music on devices running iOS 12.

It's not...

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04:30
Catalyst deep dive: The future of Mac software...

Enlarge / Twitter returns to the Mac via Apple's Project Catalyst. (credit: Apple)

SAN JOSE, Calif.—When Apple revealed macOS Catalina at WWDC this month, one related announcement drew considerable interest from Mac users and developers alike: a new way to turn iPad apps into fully native Mac apps.

Dubbed Project Catalyst, it promised to increase the number of quality native apps on the Mac platform by leveraging developers' existing work in the arguably more robust iOS (and now, iPadOS) app ecosystem. But it does raise questions: what does this mean for Mac users' future experiences? Will this change the type of software made for Macs? Is...

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04:08
Latest Mac malware OSX/CrescentCore hides from...

No fewer than six examples of Mac malware were discovered last month, including one which exploits a vulnerability in macOS Gatekeeper. The latest example – dubbed OSX/CrescentCore – takes steps to hide from security researchers.

Security company Intego says it has found CrescentCore on multiple websites, posing as, you guessed it, a Flash Player updater …

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04:02
Apple starts to roll out support to play 100,000...

As announced at WWDC, Apple is bringing live radio stations from several online providers for Siri users on iPhone, iPad and HomePod. Although marketed as a fall iOS 13 feature, Siri live radio is already partly working on the HomePod, and for iPhones and iPads running the iOS 13 beta.

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04:02
Apple starts to roll out support to play 100,000...

As announced at WWDC, Apple is bringing live radio stations from several online providers for Siri users on iPhone, iPad and HomePod. Although marketed as a fall iOS 13 feature, Siri live radio is already partly working on the HomePod, and for iPhones and iPads running the iOS 13 beta.

more…

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04:00
Alleged CAD Images of Apple's 2019 iPhones...

The first alleged leaked CAD renders of Apple's 2019 iPhones appeared on Slashleaks this morning. Smartphone CAD images shared online are usually touted as official designs leaked from production factories and are often used by case makers to predict the design of unreleased devices.

Alleged "iPhone XI" CAD

Regardless of the authenticity of these renders, they do line up with rumors regarding the company's upcoming flagship smartphones and serve as a reminder of what to expect from the devices, likely to be launched in September.

Rumors suggest the successors of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR will again be 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED...

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04:00
Cloud music services market continues to growth

Good news for Apple Music. Cloud music services such as Apple’s streaming service is set to grow and grow and grow, according to new data from Research and Markets.

The “cloud” has revolutionized the music industry and the way digital music is being consumed. Owing to its growing penetration and coverage, the mobile phone has mostly become the device of choice for enabling cloud-based music services. According to the IFPI Global Music Report 2018, the total streaming revenues grew by 41.1% and it became the single largest revenue source. In 2017, there were 176 million users of paid subscription accounts globally, with 64 million having been added during the year.

In 2017, revenue generated from paid streaming also increased, reaching $1.49 billion as compared to #995 million in 2016. The consistent growth of services, such as Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon's streaming...

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04:00
iOS 13: How to use a mouse with your iPad or iPhone

A vocal number of heavy-duty iPad users have begged for mouse support on the iPad for years, and that support is finally coming with iPadOS 13 this fall. A little surprisingly, iOS 13 also brings mouse support to the iPhone.

It’s not so surprising, though, that Apple chose to bury it deep within the iPhone and iPad’s Accessibility settings. And when you do hook up a mouse through a Bluetooth or wired connection, you’ll still have to deal with an ugly circular cursor that’s meant to mimic a human fingerprint and a few interface complications. We’re glad the feature’s here, but it doesn’t quite work the way we’d hoped. (It is, after all, designed as an Accessibility feature.)

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03:15
Apple begins offering free logic board repairs for...

If you’re having an issue with your 2018 MacBook Air, there’s a chance Apple might repair it for free.

In a recent internal document to its repair staff, Apple has confirmed an issue it says is present in a “very small number” of MacBook Air notebooks. Apple Stores and authorized repair staff have been informed to replace the main logic board in affected machines at no cost to customers, according to the document.

The memo has identified “an issue” with the main logic board in the 2018 13-inch Retina MacBook Air notebooks with certain serial numbers. Apple will begin emailing customers with the serial numbers as being affected. Otherwise, customers can take their notebooks to an Apple Store location or authorized repair staff to have their computers examined.

Apple’s documents list symptoms as issues with “power,” but do not elaborate on what problems users are experiencing exactly. In the case of some users with these machines, the computers were...

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03:14
Kodi 18.3. - Powerful media center tool for Mac or...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC...

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03:09
WSJ: Jony Ive Became 'Dispirited' After...

Shortly after Apple's announcement last week that Jony Ive was leaving the company, Bloomberg published a report that suggested his departure had been viewed internally for some time as an inevitability ever since the Apple Watch was launched in 2015.

This morning, The Wall Street Journal published a report on his last years at Apple, based on conversations over more than a year with people who worked with Ive, as well as people close to Apple's leadership.

The report follows a similar narrative of a design team frustrated with Ive's growing absence, but shines a...

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03:01
Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57 million...

New data from Juniper Research finds that automation revenues will exceed $57 million by 2024, up from $18 million in 2019; driven by smart security solutions.

The research group says the “Do It For Me” model, with vendors offering advice, installation, maintenance and cloud storage on monthly/yearly subscriptions, is gaining ground. More players, such as Hive, Vivint Smart Home and TP-Link, now offer subscription packages, which broaden the value proposition with extra cloud storage, devices or superior video quality.

Juniper says insurers, utilities, mobile network operators and eCommerce vendors will capitalize on their existing relationships, including their trusted brand names and billing structures to extend their...

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03:01
Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57 million...

New data from Juniper Research finds that automation revenues will exceed $57 million by 2024, up from $18 million in 2019; driven by smart security solutions.

The research group says the “Do It For Me” model, with vendors offering advice, installation, maintenance and cloud storage on monthly/yearly subscriptions, is gaining ground. More players, such as Hive, Vivint Smart Home and TP-Link, now offer subscription packages, which broaden the value proposition with extra cloud storage, devices or superior video quality.

Juniper says insurers, utilities, mobile network operators and eCommerce vendors will capitalize on their existing relationships, including their trusted brand names and billing structures to extend their...

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03:01
Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57 million...

New data from Juniper Research finds that automation revenues will exceed $57 million by 2024, up from $18 million in 2019; driven by smart security solutions.

The research group says the “Do It For Me” model, with vendors offering advice, installation, maintenance and cloud storage on monthly/yearly subscriptions, is gaining ground. More players, such as Hive, Vivint Smart Home and TP-Link, now offer subscription packages, which broaden the value proposition with extra cloud storage, devices or superior video quality.

Juniper says insurers, utilities, mobile network operators and eCommerce vendors will capitalize on their existing relationships, including their trusted brand names and billing structures to extend their...

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03:01
Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57 million...

New data from Juniper Research finds that automation revenues will exceed $57 million by 2024, up from $18 million in 2019; driven by smart security solutions.

The research group says the “Do It For Me” model, with vendors offering advice, installation, maintenance and cloud storage on monthly/yearly subscriptions, is gaining ground. More players, such as Hive, Vivint Smart Home and TP-Link, now offer subscription packages, which broaden the value proposition with extra cloud storage, devices or superior video quality.

Juniper says insurers, utilities, mobile network operators and eCommerce vendors will capitalize on their existing relationships, including their trusted brand names and billing structures to extend their...

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03:00
Apple Pay, other contactless forms of payment,...

If you’re looking to resume using Apple Pay at JCPenney, it looks like the system’s back up.

The retailer reinstated Apple Pay as its stores on Thursday, June 19th. JCPenney has reinstated Apple Pay at its stores, it emerged Thursday. The reactivation is said to have happened on June 19th.

JCPenney stopped accepting Apple Pay and other contactless payments. It followed a deadline from Visa that asked retailers to move from magnetic stripe contactless technology to newer EMV technology. A JCPenney support employee tweeted two weeks ago that the firm expected to reinstate Apple Pay by June 19.

Given that the deadline has passed, both Apple Pay and overall contactless payment methods should be working.

If you’ve had a chance to use Apple Pay at a JCPenney’s location since June 19th, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

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03:00
Apple files for another patent for an AirPower-like...

Apple may have abandoned plans for its AirPower wireless charger, but that doesn’t mean the company has abandoned plans for such a device. The tech giant has filed for another patent (number 20190199144) for a “wireless system with ambient field nulling.”

AirPower was originally announced in September 2017 alongside the iPhone X. It was supposed to be able to charge a Qi-compatible iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a pair of AirPods (in a special wireless charging case) at the same time regardless of where they were placed on the pad. However, Apple announced in March that work on the device was being canceled as, in Apple’s words, “will not achieve our high standards.”

The new patent filing involves a wireless charging mat that wirelessly transmits power to a portable electronic device placed on...

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03:00
Bose Home Speaker 300 review: A versatile smart...

The newest (and smallest) addition to Bose’s smart speaker line sounds sweet, speaks both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and encourages the building out of a Bose-based multi-room audio system.

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03:00
JustPlay review: Slick media player shines where...

For modern Mac users, the imminent demise of venerable QuickTime 7 is unlikely to ruffle too many feathers. After all, the media player lacked the simplistic elegance of successor QuickTime X, despite richer codec support and pro capabilities like the ability to add and remove audio tracks. Worse yet, Apple has yet to bring feature parity to the updated QuickTime Player a decade after its introduction.

This glaring oversight paves the way for third-party Mac media player apps like JustPlay, a lightweight alternative capable of playing nearly any kind of video or audio you can throw at it, from Apple-friendly MP4 and MOV (including ProRes) to pesky AVI and MKV files, all without conversions or installing codecs.

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00:36
VueScan 9.6.44 - Scanner software with advanced...

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

Why should you use VueScan?

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

The list of supported scanners is...

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00:31
BetterTouchTool 3.099 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

  • Pinch in / out (zoom)
  • Single-finger tap left
  • Single-finger tap right
  • Single-finger tap middle
  • Single-finger tap
  • Single-finger click middle
  • Two-finger tap
  • Two-finger click
  • Two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Two-finger tip tap left/right
  • Three-finger tap
  • Three-finger click
  • Three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Four-finger swipe up/down
  • Four-finger click
  • TipTap left/right

Touchpad:

  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
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00:25
Jony Ive's departure follows years of...




Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive reportedly disliked how the company focused on operations more than design and would regularly fail to attend his own design meetings.

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00:00
How to find the serial number on your iPhone

Need to find the serial number of your iPhone? Read along for how to locate it in a few simple steps.

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00:00
Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR box is $100 off today

If you've been considering a Fire TV Recast, now is the time to buy - the DVR is on sale for its lowest price ever. From today, the Recast is on sale for $129.99, a saving of $100.

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Sunday June 30

23:15
WSJ: Jony Ive was intimately involved with Apple...

Late Sunday, the Wall Street Journal has posted their profile of Jony Ive’s gradual departure from the company. The report says Ive pushed for Apple to make the Apple Watch, despite disagreement from other executives, and dived into watch development meeting with the design team almost every day.

However, after the Watch shipped, the report describes how Ive began to drift away from the company, stalling processes and sometimes not turning up to meetings, frustrating the teams who had worked hard to get materials ready for approval.

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20:15
NASA's TESS spacecraft discovers its smallest...

NASA's TESS spacecraft is continuing to find ever-smaller planets -- and that now includes planets smaller than the human homeworld. The vessel has found a planet in the L 98-59 system, L 98-59b, that's 80 percent the size of Earth -- and 10 percent...

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18:59
Amazon gives Fire TV devices a section devoted to...

Fire TV devices now have access to plenty of live television services, and Amazon wants to be sure you know what's playing regardless of what services you prefer. The internet giant is rolling out a dedicated Live tab that showcases whatever's playi...

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17:47
UAE debuts the world's largest individual solar...

The United Arab Emirates might still be associated with oil money, but it just set a record for reducing its dependence on oil. The Emirate Water and Electricity Company has started running Noor Abu Dhabi, the largest individual solar power project...

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16:28
AMD denies improperly sharing CPU tech with China

AMD has been accused of feeding sensitive technology to China, and the company isn't having any of it. The chip designer has rejected Wall Street Journal claims that partnerships formed in early 2016 improperly shared x86 CPU tech with Sugon Informa...

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15:48
Facebook will fight misinformation linked to the...

Facebook isn't just limiting its anti-interference efforts to elections. The social network has published a second updated on its civil rights audit, and with it news that the company plans to treat the 2020 US census as if it were a vote. It will...

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15:36
Samsung invents a new Kind of Portable Projection...

In and around 2012, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Beam smartphone that introduced a pico projector. While the idea was interesting, it never found applications and more importantly a market for the device. Samsung is now thinking of resurrecting the idea but as a mobile projector accessory for Galaxy smartphones and other computers. The system could be used to watch TV, present photos or slides in a presentation.

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15:08
The worst Apple designs by Jony Ive, according to...




While he's often lauded, not everything Apple has cranked out under Jony Ive's design lead has been spectacular. We've been on the Apple beat nearly as long as Ive has, and we have some thoughts on the flops from Ive's design studio.

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15:02
Apple won't offer a Netflix-like quantity of TV...

Apple has hinted that its TV+ service will focus more on a handful of top-tier shows than a Netflix-style deluge, but now that's considerably more explicit. Senior VP Eddy Cue told the Sunday Times in an interview that Apple "won't create the most"...

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14:49
HyperCube backs up your iPhone or iPad to microSD or...

HyperCube is the latest product from Sanho’s Hyper brand, which we’ve long been big fans of from its excellent USB-C hubs, battery packs, and more. The HyperCube is an adapter for iPhone (or other smartphones) that automatically backs up photos, videos and contacts to a microSD card or USB-drive while you charge your device. It’s available on Kickstarter now for a 40% off special preorder price ahead of launch next month.

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14:41
Apple conducting free but limited logic board swaps...




A "very small" number of 2018 MacBook Air owners are eligible for free repairs to fix a problem with their logic board, AppleInsider can confirm via an internal document.

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13:46
New electric cars in Europe have to make artificial...

Don't be surprised if you hear more of a racket from electric cars in Europe. As of July 1st, new four-wheeled EV models in the European Union require a noise-emitting device (Acoustic Vehicle Alert System, or AVAS) that kicks in whenever the vehicle...

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12:25
Android will have an equivalent to Apple's...

Ask iPhone users about the creature comforts they like and there's a good chance they'll mention AirDrop -- it's an easy way to share a photo with a nearby Apple device owner. Android users should soon have an equivalent, though. The 9to5Google tea...

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12:14
OpenID Foundation Claims 'Sign In with Apple...

At WWDC 2019 earlier this month, Apple announced Sign In with Apple, a new privacy-focused login feature that will allow macOS Catalina and iOS 13 users to sign into third-party apps and websites using their Apple ID.

The feature has been largely welcomed as a more secure alternative to similar sign-in services offered by Facebook, Google, and Twitter, since it authenticates the user with Face ID or Touch ID, and doesn't send personal information to app and website developers.

However the implementation of Sign In with Apple has now been questioned by the OpenID Foundation (OIDF), a non-profit organization whose members include Google, Microsoft, PayPal, and others.

In an...

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12:06
Apple has Identified an Issue with some logic boards...

A Sunday report states that Apple has confirmed in an internal document to repair staff that it’s identified an issue with the main logic board in what it says is a "very small number" of MacBook Air models. Apple Stores and authorized repair staff have been informed to replace the main logic board in affected machines at no cost to...

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12:01
Today only: Save up to $500 on iMacs, iPad Pros,...




B&H Photo is ending June on a high note with instant cash rebates on Apple products. From $500 off iPad Pros and iMacs, to $30 off HomePods and $15 off Apple's iPod touch, these price drops on current and closeout hardware end today.

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11:39
Google Files Patent for Android Phones with Narrow-...

Earlier this month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Google that could give Android smartphones another advantage over Apple's iPhone as they have being first with 5G. Google is exploring narrow-band satellite communications. Apple filed a patent of their own ...

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11:20
1Password 7.3.1

Reintroduces tagging capabilities to 1Password mini. ($64.99 new, free update, 51 MB)

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11:16
Germany and the Netherlands form a joint military...

Networking on the battlefield won't just be limited to communication between units for one country. Germany and the Netherlands have created a joint military network, TEN (Tactical Edge Networking), that helps soldiers from the two countries coordin...

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10:39
Apple finds issue w/ logic board in some 2018...

Apple has confirmed in an internal document to repair staff that it’s identified an issue with the main logic board in what it says is a “very small number” of MacBook Air models. Apple Stores and authorized repair staff have been informed to replace the main logic board in affected machines at no cost to customers, according to the document obtained by 9to5Mac.

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10:27
Compared: Facebook Libra and Calibra vs Apple Pay




Last week, Facebook announced Calibra, a subsidiary of the social network that will introduce a digital wallet for Libra, a new blockchain currency for use by anyone who can use Messenger and WhatsApp, even those without access to fundamental financial services. AppleInsider compares what Facebook's offering will provide with Apple Pay and its plethora of payment options.

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10:16
Latest iTunes weekend $5 movie sale is live, plus...

iTunes is back with another $5 weekend movie sale, along with a number of markdowns on Pixar films at $10. Google Play is discounting those same movies by an additional $1 if you’re willing to take the Movies Anywhere route and port them over. Hit the jump to find all of our top picks from this sale.

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10:00
The best sous vide machine and gear

By Tim Barribeau and Nick Guy

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

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08:30
After Math: Jony Bye-ve

This has was a big week for mobility, especially the employment kind. Jony Ive is leaving Apple to start his own design studio next year, Latinx drama One Day at a Time is making the switch from "cancelled by Netflix" to "picked up on basic cable," a...

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08:22
Apple's Display Partners Samsung & LG...

Apple may be forced to use new display suppliers down the road if South Korea is unable to stop the Japanese Government from tightening restrictions on the export of high-tech material used in smartphone displays and ...

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08:19
Hands on: Amazon's compact Echo Show 5 smart...




Not to be outdone, Amazon recently launched its answer to the Lenovo Smart Clock, the Echo Show 5 -- coming in much cheaper than other Alexa-equipped smart displays.

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07:46
Japan imposes new trade restrictions on Apple's...




Beginning July 4 Japan is imposing new restrictions affecting South Korean tech companies, including key Apple suppliers Samsung and LG, in retaliation for a Korean court ruling finding Nippon Steel must pay for forced Korean labor during World War II.

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07:31
This week’s top stories: Jony Ive leaving Apple, iOS...

In this week’s top stories: iOS 13 and macOS Catalina public betas, Jony Ive is leaving Apple, 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest Apple news.

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06:49
OpenID Foundation says Sign In with Apple poses...

At WWDC 2019 earlier this month, Apple unveiled its new Sign In with Apple platform, which gives users a privacy-friendly alternative to sign in platforms from Facebook and Google. This week, however, the OpenID Foundation is questioning some of the decisions Apple made for Sign In with Apple.

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06:46
Editorial: No Bill Gates, Windows was not iPhone...




Microsoft's former chief executive Bill Gates mused this week that it would have been the "natural thing" for Microsoft to have been the "standard non-Apple phone platform." But he's wrong, and here's why.

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06:37
Reagle's HomeKit-enabled Smart Door Lock ships...




A promised HomeKit accessory, the Reagle Smart Door Lock, is confirmed as launching in early July, expanding the limited number of HomeKit-ready smartlocks on the market.

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06:00
Feature Request: Three ways Apple Podcasts could...

Since I am currently training for a marathon later this fall, I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts on Apple Watch during my long runs. I’ve been a heavy podcast listener since before Apple integrated it into the iPod, so being able to listen to them on a watch is a dream come true for me. Pairing Apple Watch with the new Powerbeats Pro is the perfect combination for running.

While I am generally an Overcast user, I have experimented with Apple Podcasts here recently as well. I wrote an article about the best podcast app for Apple Watch that I encourage you to read as well. This week, I want to talk about what Apple could do for Apple Podcasts on...

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04:28
Test tube embryo transfer may give near-extinct...

Lab-made embryos are one step closer to saving a virtually extinct species. Scientists have successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female for the first time, implanting the creation into a southern white rhino in Poland. The...

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00:01
'Stranger Things 3' pays respect to the...

Warning: While we've tried to avoid any spoilers in this story, the following article does refer to scenes and themes throughout the season.

When members of the Stranger Things cast visited The Tonight Show earlier this month, Jimmy Fallon asked the...

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Saturday June 29

20:59
Notability 4.0.3 - Note-taking and annotation made...

Notability is a powerful note-taker to annotate documents, sketch ideas, record lectures, take notes and more. It combines, typing, handwriting, audio recording, and photos so you can create notes that fit your needs. With iCloud support, your notes are always available on iPad, iPhone and Mac. Anytime, anywhere.

Notability is optimized for Mac:

  • Quickly create notes by dragging documents, photos, or audio recordings from the desktop and dropping onto the library.
  • Enhance notes by dragging photos, audio recordings, and PDFs from the desktop and dropping onto a note.
  • Get more done with smart keyboard shortcuts.
  • Handwriting and sketches can be scaled, transformed, free and constrained rotated, nudged (with arrow keys), and restyled.
  • Notes look the same on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Capture memorable notes with these essential features:

  • Type reports and outlines in a variety of fonts, sizes...
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19:54
Android Messages may get Snapchat-like AR effects

Apparently, Google has plans to turn the Android Messages app into a veritable Instagram and Snapchat rival. XDA Developers has discovered that the tech giant is testing augmented reality effects with pretty impressive elements within its messaging a...

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18:20
Countries back plan to create 'free flow'...

It might become easier to shuttle data across borders in the future. A total of 24 countries have signed a statement supporting the Osaka Track, a plan from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that would create rules for a "free flow" of data while re...

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17:01
SpaceX is still in control of all but three of its...

How are SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites faring roughly a month after launch? Quite well, if you ask SpaceX. The company reported that it's in contact with 57 of the 60 initial broadband satellites. Although it's not certain what happened to...

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15:43
Apple reportedly vows improvements to News+ after...

Apple's News+ service might be in line for a shakeup not long after its debut. Business Insider sources claim that publishers' revenue from News+ is well below what Apple was projecting (ten times what Texture was generating), and that it's promisin...

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14:30
NASA reopens Apollo mission control in time for Moon...

The fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is rapidly approaching, and NASA is determined to mark it in a fitting way: by restoring the hub of Apollo's operations to its former glory. The agency has reopened Apollo mission control at the...

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14:21
Apple's best designs by Jony Ive, according to...




On Thursday, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive announced his intent to leave the company after nearly 30 years on the job, many of which were spent at the side of tech visionary Steve Jobs. In wake of that bombshell, AppleInsider takes a look back at our favorite Ive designs.

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13:57
Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video...

Last week GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth announced that they were "pleased to announce that it will honor Apple CEO Tim Cook at the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles. Cook will receive the Champion Award for his ongoing commitment to fighting for LGBTQ rights and creating safe...

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13:16
Microsoft starts public tests for 'Halo: Reach...

Halo: Reach is now playable on PC... for a handful of very early adopters. Microsoft and 343 Industries have shared a slew of Master Chief Collection update news, including word that it has started a public test of Reach on Windows PCs that lasts thr...

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13:12
'Microsoft Technology Licensing' invents...

Earlier this month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft that relates to a flexible hinge system designed for folding a large single flexible display very much like Samsung's Galaxy Fold. What's interesting is that the patent is from Microsoft Technology Licensing which means it could be adopted by Wintel partners working on Athena project devices.

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11:57
Court convicts murder suspect found through a DNA...

Authorities have been taking advantage of the public's ever growing interest in genetic genealogy to crack cold cases these past few years. California's police departments even arrested a former cop after a DNA database linked him with the series of...

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11:02
July 4th savings start early at OWC




Fourth of July deals have launched early at Other World Computing, with Macs as low as $289 and discounts of up to 53% off. From Thunderbolt 3 docks to HomePods and MacBook Pros, Apple hardware and accessories are slashed just in time for Independence Day.

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10:52
Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' piece...




Apple on Saturday premiered a new commissioned film for its "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign, "Call Me Cowboy."

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10:24
Recommended Reading: Algorithms and school...

Aggression Detectors: The unproven, invasive surveillance technology schools are using to monitor students
Jack Gillum and Jeff Kao,
ProPublica

Following the rise in mass shootings, schools, hospitals and other public places are installing tech to...

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09:40
Apple TV+ focusing on quality over quantity, says...




Apple TV+, launching this fall, will emphasize a small but high-quality lineup, said Apple's software and services VP Eddy Cue in a recent interview.

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09:10
Trump to lift some restrictions on Huawei as part of...

Huawei is getting a partial reprieve from the US trade ban. President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reached a truce that will remove some restrictions on Huawei buying technology from the US. It's not certain exactly what will change,...

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08:56
OpenID Foundation says 'Sign in with Apple...




The OpenID Foundation this week issued an open letter to Apple's Software Engineering chief, Craig Federighi, arguing that the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" standard bears a lot of similarity to OpenID Connect -- but not enough for privacy, security, and development purposes.

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08:54
Apple Identifies Logic Board Issue With 'Very...

Apple has identified an undisclosed issue with the logic board in "a very small number" of 2018 MacBook Air units, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers on Friday. The document was obtained by MacRumors from a source who has proven reliable.

Apple will replace the main logic board in affected MacBook Air units, free of charge. Apple will also send an email to affected customers to let them know that their notebooks are eligible for a main logic board replacement. Apple did not provide any specific details or symptoms pertaining to the "issue."

2018 MacBook Air owners can visit Apple's support website to schedule an appointment with an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. When the serial number of an affected MacBook Air...

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08:33
Eddy Cue talks Steve Jobs, Apple TV+, Netflix, and...

Earlier this week, Eddy Cue offered new details on Apple Music to French media during a roundtable discussion. Now, Cue has sat down with The Times in London to talk about Apple’s forthcoming venture into television with Apple TV+.

more…

The post Eddy Cue talks Steve Jobs, Apple TV+, Netflix, and the rumor that he falls asleep in meetings appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:08
Hands on: Use the Adonit Photogrip Q for a new way...




Apple makes one of the best smartphone cameras available on the market. Adonit wants to take your iPhone photography to the next level with their PhotoGrip Qi.

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08:04
President Trump says US companies can do business...




Apparently detoothing a U.S. Commerce Department ban, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that American companies can do business with China's Huawei.

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07:45
Fix iPhone black screen and other system problems...

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07:33
Air Force Technician away from Home for long periods...

In a video report about Air Force technician Sgt. Chris Hibben surprising his daughter at school last week, he heaped praise on Apple's FaceTime being a fantastic tool for soldiers deployed around the world. Sgt. Hibben stated at around 2:25 mark of the video: "FaceTime really helps nowadays and being able to see her face while I was overseas is...

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07:26
Ecobee launching new Eco+ feature to help maximize...

Popular smart home accessory maker Ecobee is on the verge of launching a new Eco+ service. As detailed by Dave Zatz, Eco+ will offer suggestions on how to lower your HVAC energy consumption, and therefore lower your total utility bill.

more…

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07:00
The Morning After: SIM-swap cell phone hacking...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend. If you don't know what SIM swapping is and whether or not it could be used to attack your email or bank account, then we know which article you should read next. Beyond that, we'll recap...

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06:53
ICYMI: Wooden headphone stands, iPhone cases, iPad...




Each week we see many new products launch and it can be hard to keep track. Here in ICYMI we round up the best new hardware products that launched during the past week, some of which we've covered, and others we haven't. Here are this week's favorites.

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06:30
Ask Engadget: Can the police make me unlock my...

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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06:26
G20: The U.S. holds off on new Tariffs on China...

On June 20th Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple, Dell, HP and others Speak Out on the U.S. Imposing new Tariffs on China," wherein we included the full letter that Apple sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging the U.S. not to impose new tariffs on China. Today Apple got its wish.

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06:00
Making the Grade: Makeblock Motionblock is a useful...

A few months ago, I reviewed the Neuron Explorer kit from MakeBlock. I really enjoyed getting to use it and we’ve since implemented it in our STEM lab at my school. The folks from MakeBlock sent me their latest kit for review, and I’ve spent the past few weeks building things to see what I thought. Here’s my review of the Makeblock Motionblock. more…

The post Making the Grade: Makeblock Motionblock is a useful STEM tool for older kids appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:48
Publishers reportedly underwhelmed with Apple News+...

Apple News+ launched back in March and faced some early struggles in terms of user experience as well as publisher relations. Now, some publishers are saying that the revenue they’re making through Apple News+ is rather underwhelming.

more…

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05:07
Editorial: Jony Ive's departure opens up an...




The news that Jony Ive is leaving his Chief Design Officer position at Apple has fueled predictable handwringing. But while Ive's three decades of work at Apple put him at the top of a short list of "the world's most famous product designers," the company isn't facing a "crisis of design," but rather an opportunity.

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05:00
Audio/video editing software market worth $2.43...

This should be good news for Apple’s iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand, Logic Pro X, and Clips software. According to a Technavio report. Thea audio/video editing software market is worth $2.43 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% from 2019 to 2023.

“Apart from the shift toward cloud-based delivery model, the increased use of editing software for personal use is one other factor that is expected to boost market growth,” says the research group. “The extensive use of social media apps and platforms has created a significant demand for digital content as many users edit their audio and video files before posting on social media platforms. Thus, the increasing use of such social media apps and the improving content generation over these platforms will fuel the adoption of audio and video editing software during the forecast period.”

Technavio says a key factor driving...

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04:45
In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here’s a...

June was a busy month for Mac malware with the active circulation of at least six threats, several of which were able to bypass security protections Apple has built into modern versions of its macOS.

The latest discovery was published Friday by Mac antivirus provider Intego, which disclosed malware dubbed OSX/CrescentCore that's available through Google search results and other mainstream channels. It masquerades as an updater or installer for Adobe’s Flash media player, but it's in fact just a persistent means for its operators to install malicious Safari extensions, rogue disk cleaners, and potentially other unwanted software.

“The team at Intego has observed OSX/CrescentCore in the wild being distributed via numerous sites,” Intego’s Joshua Long wrote of two separate versions of the malware his company has found. “Mac users...

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, June 24-29

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

macOS

Corel has debuted Painter 2020, the latest version of its digital painting software for macOS and Windows. 

According to the folks at Corel, it accelerates performance across virtually any system, while delivering a streamlined workflow, all-new brushes, enhanced color selection, and more. Painter 2020 is available in English, French, German, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese for $429. Registered owners of any previous version can purchase for the upgrade price of $229.

Hyperbolic...

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03:52
ActionDash 3.0's new 'Focus' mode...

At I/O earlier this year, Google announced that Android Q will upgrade the recently added Digital Wellbeing feature with a Focus Mode to quiet attention-grabbing apps so you can get things done. However, there's a way to get that feature, and a few o...

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03:11
12 years of iPhone: Why Apple's first...




Apple may never have been under as much pressure as it was in the months between unveiling the iPhone and shipping it to customers on June 29, 2007, exactly twelve years ago today.

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03:00
New Mac Malware Abuses Recently Disclosed Gatekeeper...

puddingebola writes: In May, security researcher Filippo Cavallarin made public a vulnerability in macOS's Gatekeeper. The vulnerability can allow an attacker to use a symlink and an NFS server to bypass Gatekeepers authentication and run malicious code. The malware has been named OSX/Linker and has been tied to the same group that operates the OSX/Surfbuyer adware. All macOS versions are affected, including the latest 10.14.5, and Apple has yet to release a patch to this day, a full month after Cavallarin's public disclosure.


...

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01:03
Notability 4.0.3 - Note-taking and annotation made...

Notability is a powerful note-taker to annotate documents, sketch ideas, record lectures, take notes and more. It combines, typing, handwriting, audio recording, and photos so you can create notes that fit your needs. With iCloud support, your notes are always available on iPad, iPhone and Mac. Anytime, anywhere.

Notability is optimized for Mac:

  • Quickly create notes by dragging documents, photos, or audio recordings from the desktop and dropping onto the library.
  • Enhance notes by dragging photos, audio recordings, and PDFs from the desktop and dropping onto a note.
  • Get more done with smart keyboard shortcuts.
  • Handwriting and sketches can be scaled, transformed, free and constrained rotated, nudged (with arrow keys), and restyled.
  • Notes look the same on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Capture memorable notes with these essential features:

  • Type reports and outlines in a variety of fonts, sizes...
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00:44
SpaceX plans to launch Starship's first...

While we haven't seen the Starship fly yet -- SpaceX just got done with its test firings and short "hops" back in April -- we might not have to wait that long for its first commercial flight. According to SpaceX VP of commercial sales Jonathan Hofell...

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Friday June 28

20:59
FileZilla 3.43.0 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

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



Version 3.43.0:
Fixed vulnerabilities:

  • Filenames containing double-quotation marks were not escaped correctly when selected for opening/editing. Depending on the associated program, parts of the filename could be interpreted as commands.

Bugfixes and minor changes:

  • Added a second layer of authentication to the update mechanism



  • macOS 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Data Rescue 5.0.10 - Powerful hard drive data...

Data Rescue’s new and improved features let you scan, search, and recover your files faster than ever before. We have modernized the file-preview capabilities, added new files types to the recovery library, and so much more. Your data recovery solution has improved. Upgrade and experience it.

Data Rescue is data recovery software for Mac. Find, recover, and preview accidentally deleted files, lost data, and reformatted drives with ease. Go beyond hard-drive recovery software. Data Rescue recovers files from a multitude of devices including SD cards, USB drives, CF cards, solid-state drives, and more. Our new design, features, and functionality make Data Rescue the most comprehensive and robust Mac data-recovery software. With over 150 industry awards since 2002, you are getting a dedicated recovery software refined through success and experience. Data Rescue (purchased or demo) also comes with full, US-based support. We’re here for you from download to...

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20:59
Airmail 3.6.7 - Powerful, minimal email client.

Airmail is an mail client with fast performance and intuitive interaction. Support for iCloud, MS Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook.com, Live.com.

Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption -- it's the mail client for the 21st century.

We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services. Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds -- email has never been so easy and productive.



Version 3.6.7:

  • Performance improvement
  • Fixed Templates
  • Minor Fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



...

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20:59
BetterTouchTool 3.093 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

  • Pinch in / out (zoom)
  • Single-finger tap left
  • Single-finger tap right
  • Single-finger tap middle
  • Single-finger tap
  • Single-finger click middle
  • Two-finger tap
  • Two-finger click
  • Two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Two-finger tip tap left/right
  • Three-finger tap
  • Three-finger click
  • Three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Four-finger swipe up/down
  • Four-finger click
  • TipTap left/right

Touchpad:

  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
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20:59
Sound Studio 4.8.16 - Robust audio recording and...

Sound Studio lets you easily record and professionally edit audio on your Mac. Easily rip vinyls and digitize cassette tapes, or record lectures and voice memos. Prepare for live shows with live effect processing and level tweaking, then record it all with performance recording capabilities.

Any audio project, completed with ease

  • Expansive compatibility. Record your work as an MP3 or AAC M4A file. Edit and export audio in several formats including AIFF and WAV.
  • Creative effects. Layer several effects like delay, reverb, chorus, or flanger filters, then tweak levels or EQ settings.
  • Multi-track support. Record live audio alongside multiple tracks of studio-added sounds.



Version 4.8.16:

Fixed:

  • A bug with editing marker labels in the main waveform view.
  • A bug where some audio unit plug-ins would produce an error that the "...
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20:59
Pinegrow 5.6 - Mockup and design webpages faster.

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



Version 5.6:

  • Protect locked stylesheets from editing, improved Google Fonts and bug fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:09
First 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite'...

Niantic promised real-world events for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in the same vein as Pokémon Go Fests when it announced the game's official launch. Now the company has revealed that it has already scheduled the new game's first fan event for...

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19:32
Japan Display confirms $100M infusion from customer...




Japan Display Inc. on Friday said a consortium led by China's Harvest Group is on board to invest up to 80 billion yen ($743 million) on a bailout of the embattled smartphone screen manufacturer, $100 million of which will reportedly come from Apple.

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18:35
Bondi Apple Store upgrade features floor-to-ceiling...

Apple’s latest store upgrade brings the outdoors in like never before. June 29th marks the grand reopening of Apple Bondi, the seventh oldest Apple store in Australia and the sixth in the country to be modernized around a greater Today at Apple experience. As part of the upgrades, Apple has introduced a striking set of floor-to-ceiling green walls unlike any previously installed inside Apple Stores across the world.

more…

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17:14
Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again...




An iOS developer on Friday lodged a class action complaint against Apple over alleged antitrust violations, claiming the company abuses its monopoly power of the iOS market to set price minimums, charge app makers a $99 annual developer fee and levy an effective 30% tax on sales.

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17:06
The Elizabeth Holmes Theranos trial will start next...

After the scandal, the book, the podcasts and the documentary, the Theranos debacle is finally going to court -- in 2020. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila set the start date of co-founder Elizabeth Holmes' criminal trial for August 4th of next...

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16:20
2015 15" MacBook Pro Recall Applies To About...

Last week, Apple launched a voluntary recall and replacement program for the 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Displaying, saying that batteries on some of these devices could overheat and "may pose a fire safety risk." Thanks to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), we now know that Apple has received 26 reports of batteries overheating in affected notebooks, and that about 432,000 potentially affected MacBook Pro units were sold in the U.S., plus 26,000 in Canada. MacRumors reports: The CPSC has since indicated that Apple has received 26 reports of batteries overheating in affected notebooks, including five reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation, as well as 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property. About 432,000 potentially affected MacBook Pro units were sold in the United States, plus 26,000 in Canada, according to a joint recall announcement from the CPSC and Health Canada. As of June 4, 2019, Apple has received one report of a...

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14:40
Apple Moves Mac Pro Production To China

Apple is manufacturing its new Mac Pro computer in China (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), shifting abroad production of what had been its only major device assembled in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal reports: The tech giant has tapped Taiwanese contractor Quanta Computer Inc. to manufacture the $6,000 desktop computer and is ramping up production at a factory near Shanghai, the people said. Apple can save on shipping costs for components given the proximity of many of its suppliers to Shanghai, rather than having to supply a factory in the U.S. While the Mac Pro isn't one of Apple's higher-volume products, the decision on where to make it carries outsize significance. Apple's reliance on factories in China to manufacture its products has been an issue for the company, especially under President Trump, who has pressured Apple and other companies to make more in the U.S. An Apple spokesman said the new Mac Pro is designed and engineered in the U.S. and includes U.S...

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14:36
Apple looks to rejigger Apple News+ as publishers...




Apple is reportedly working to refine the structure of Apple News+ after a slower than expected launch, with some publishing executives complaining that the bundled subscription service is generating less revenue than promised.

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14:33
Photos: What's New in iOS 13

The Photos app is one of the most important apps on the iPhone and iPad, housing all of the pictures that you've taken and offering up editing tools to make those images even better.

Over the course of the last few years, Apple has been steadily improving the Photos app with machine learning and other technologies to present your pictures in new and unique ways so you can do more than just view your photos - you can relive your memories. iOS 13 is no exception and has a slew of improvements that make the Photos app more useful than ever.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

Updated Photos Tab Organization

The main Photos tab in the Photos app has been overhauled in iOS 13, with a new design that's meant to put your best photos front...

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13:59
Apple files a Continuation Patent in Europe that...

Apple filed a continuation patent in Europe on Thursday that covers a major update to a key PrimeSense invention regarding 3D scanning and projection.

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13:51
Tesla's dashboard Sketchpad is getting an...

Aside from the many games that are available on Tesla dashboards, drivers have enjoyed plenty of other easter eggs over the years. Since it arrived two years ago, in-the-know Tesla owners have used the infotainment system's Sketchpad to doodle on the...

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13:43
9to5Rewards: We’re giving away Apple’s new 2019 iPad...

This month we’re giving away Apple’s new 2019 iPad mini together with our friends over at ZUGU Case– makers of Amazon’s highest rate iPad case– to officially celebrate the launch of the company’s new Muse case for iPads.

Check out the new Muse Case for iPad mini 4/5 on Amazon now (or iPad Pro)

Head below to enter the giveaway… more…

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13:25
Publishers Not Making Much Money From Apple News+

Apple News+ seems to be floundering just months after its launch, according to new details from participating magazine publishers shared by Business Insider.

Multiple publishers have been unimpressed with the revenue generated from Apple News+. One told Business Insider that revenue was one twentieth of what Apple promised, while another said that it was on par with what was earned from Texture, which isn't much.

One publishing exec said Apple projected publishers would get 10 times the revenue they made from Texture at the end of Apple News Plus' first year. "It's one twentieth of what they said," the exec said. "It isn't coming true."

Other publishers said their subscription revenue from Plus was lower than or on a par with what they got on Texture, which was...

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13:03
News round-up: 12 years of the iPhone charted (and...

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. 

Saturday, June 29, is the 12th anniversary of the original iPhone launch. BankMyCell,  a site for comparing trade-in items for tech devices, has accumulated Google search trends, isolated by buyer and trade-in intent queries to chart 12 years the buzz of Apple fans around the world. To support the anniversary side of things, BankMy Cell has also created gallery slides and a long form image if you wish to simply showcase the evolution timeline of the iPhone for your reader’s nostalgia. You can see it live here.

Apple says its second Singapore store is set to open at Jewel Changi Airport on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. (local time).

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13:02
Use Sonos and Apple Watch? Lyd is your remote

When the Apple Watch hit the market in 2015, the smart watch appealed as a great way to put a Sonos speaker remote on your wrist. I asked the founder and former CEO of Sonos about the idea during a briefing on the soon-to-debut Sonos Play:5. He didn’t rule it out:

more…

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12:56
White House mulls end-to-end encryption ban to aid...




The Trump administration are looking into the possibility of banning encryption techniques that cannot be broken by law enforcement, a proposal that would weaken encryption as a whole for users and businesses, and could make messaging clients like Apple's iMessage stop using end-to-end encryption.

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12:50
Apple moves Mac Pro production to China

Not a huge surprise. Apple is weighing the tradeoffs of potential further tariffs against the cost of shipping components to the US for assembly.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:44
GrubHub is buying web domains for the restaurants it...

GrubHub's bid to conquer app-based food delivery may be hurting the web presences of the restaurants themselves. New Food Economy has discovered that GrubHub and its Seamless sub-brand have been acquiring "thousands" of web domains linked to restaura...

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12:22
The oral history of the Super Soaker

In honour of the Canada Day Long Weekend, I post this story about the greatest backyard toy ever invented.

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Here are Jony Ive’s most important — and indulgent...

I loved some of these videos.

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Scientists think some supermassive black holes didn’...

Despite the fact that scientists now have a real image of a supermassive black hole, they still have plenty of questions about the objects. Now, astrophysicists at Western University may have a new explanation for how some black holes formed. In rese...

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∞ Thoughts on Jony Ive leaving Apple

Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its primary clients.

And with those words, the Internet went insane. I can understand how people feel about Jony’s announcement—he’s an icon in the design world and helped make some of Apple’s most iconic products. He will be missed, but I think this has been a long time coming.

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