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Monday October 28

17:30
What's on TV this week: 'The Morning Show...

This week Apple TV+ debuts with new series like The Morning Show, See and For All Mankind. So far, reviews are uneven, but if you have Apple's hardware then you'll get a free trial to decide for yourself. There's also the World Series, F1 action in t...

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17:28
Poll: Are you buying the new in-ear AirPods Pro with...

Apple today officially announced its new AirPods Pro. Packing noise cancellation, water and sweat-resistance, and more, there’s a lot to like about Apple’s latest AirPods. Are you buying Apple’s new AirPods Pro?

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17:21
FCC proposal would ban some US telecoms from using...

The US government might not be content with blacklisting Huawei and otherwise making it clear that Chinese wireless companies are personas non grata. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has put forward a proposal that would forbid Universal Service Fund recipient...

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16:45
Everything you need to know about iOS and iPadOS 13.2

Today, Apple released iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, and tvOS 13.2 for supported iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV devices. The company also released a minor update labeled iOS 12.4.3 for iPhones and iPads that saw end-of-support with last month's iOS 13 release.

iOS and iPadOS 13.2 represents the first major new feature release since iOS 13 came out several weeks ago. Up to this point, Apple's unusually frequent updates have been focused on either bug fixes or on introducing features that were originally planned for the first version of iOS 13.

There's a mixture of new and previously planned here, but it marks the biggest update yet for iOS 13 users. Additions include...

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16:00
HomePod update adds multi-user support and music...

Apple just made the HomePod considerably more useful for whole households, albeit somewhat later than expected. It accompanied the release of iOS 13.2 with a corresponding HomePod update that, among other things, introduces promised multi-user suppo...

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15:59
Spotify says subscriber growth now doubles Apple...




Streaming music giant Spotify reported positive earnings for the third quarter of 2019 on Monday, with the company stressing increased subscriber growth which supposedly doubles that of Apple Music on a monthly basis.

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15:50
iPadOS Discoverability Trouble

Apple this year differentiated the iPad by creating a superset of iOS that only works on the company's tablet, the cleanly named iPadOS. In theory, iPadOS fixes the many shortcomings of previous iOS versions that tried to serve two masters, the iPad and the iPhone. But some fundamental issues remain. From a column: Apple's iPadOS page is adamant that a world of possibilities is now "ours." The "Features" section provides a long, long list of new iPad talents. Without getting into the embarrassing details about the klutziness that makes me a good product tester because I tend to do things that knowledgeable users already know how to do, I'm confused and frustrated by all of these "possibilities." For relatively simple tasks such as using multiple apps side by side or opening more than one window for an app such as Pages, the iPad support site is cryptic and, in some cases, just plain wrong. As just one example, the on-line guidance advises: "go to Settings > General >...

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15:35
Apple Supplier TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle...

On August 26 Patently Apple posted a report titled "GlobalFoundries Files Multiple Patent Infringement Lawsuits against TSMC and its Major Customers such as Apple." On October 01 Apple Supplier TSMC countersued d GlobalFoundries for infringing 25 of its patents including that all-import FinFET Designs. Today the companies agreed to ...

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15:26
Mario Kart Tour has a successful first month for...

Just over a month ago, Nintendo released its highly anticipated Mario Kart Tour game for both iOS and Android. The initial launch day stats looked strong, and new data from Sensor Tower today reveals that Mario Kart Tour was downloaded over 123 million times in its first month of availability.

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15:22
TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle legal dispute, sign...




Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and competitor GlobalFoundries on Monday inked an agreement to cross-license certain patents related to semiconductor technology, resolving a two-month-old multi-jurisdictional legal dispute that threatened the businesses of customers like TSMC partner Apple.

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14:49
Samsung's 'SpaceSelfie' balloon...

Samsung is learning first-hand about the risks of using high-altitude balloons for promotional stunts. A Michigan couple found the phone maker's "SpaceSelfie" balloon (meant to pitch the Galaxy S10) in their yard after it crashed to Earth on October...

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14:48
Apple's iOS 13.2 release bricks HomePod for...




HomePod owners beware. Apple's release of iOS 13.2 on Monday delivers long-awaited features to the company's smart speaker, but the software is rendering some units useless.

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14:40
Apple Music's Zane Low Video Interviews Selena...

Selena Gomez sat down with Apple Music's Beats 1 Zane Lowe to talk about major milestones in her career including her latest hit shot on iPhone 11 Pro

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14:37
iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 Serve Up Deep Fusion,...

The iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 updates deliver promised features like Deep Fusion for iPhone 11 series cameras and HomeKit Secure Video, along with yet more bug fixes. Also finally seeing the light of day is iOS 13.2 for HomePod, which brings support for multiple users.

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13:56
New 13.2 Update Bricking Some HomePods

Apple today released new 13.2 software for the HomePod with long-awaited features like Handoff and voice detection for different family members, but unfortunately, some users are running into problems with the update.

According to multiple people on the MacRumors forums and Reddit, the 13.2 update "bricked" their HomePods, rendering them unusable. Users who are seeing problems are experiencing a "white swirl" on both of their HomePods, or an endless reset loop. From...

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13:53
Early Apple TV+ reviews show a lineup lacking hits

With Apple TV+ set to launch this Friday, initial reviews for the original shows that will premiere alongside the platform have come out. And it's probably safe to say Apple won't be happy with how things have turned out so far.

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13:50
iOS 13.2 Released With Deep Fusion, Siri Privacy...

Apple has released iOS 13.2 today, bringing over 60 new emoji, new Siri privacy settings, and Apple's new Deep Fusion camera technology. 9to5Mac reports: There are over 60 new emoji and emoji variations in iOS 13.2. Apple first previewed these emoji over the summer, and they are now available for everyone. In total, the new 2019 emoji set includes 59 new characters that make up for 75 total variations when gender options are taken into account, and 230 options when skin tone options are included. iOS 13.2 also includes the Announce Messages with Siri feature that was originally meant for iOS 13. This feature allows Siri to read messages back to you when connected to AirPods or other headphones with Apple's H1 chip.

Perhaps most notably, especially for iPhone 11 users, iOS 13.2 includes Apple's new Deep Fusion camera technology. Deep Fusion is Apple's new image processing technology that works in the background to improve image quality for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro users....

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13:41
Did Apple Just Acquire Trademark Rights to the...

Earlier today, the public release of iOS 13.2 revealed information suggesting Apple may be planning to call its rumored Tile-like item tracking accessory "AirTags."

Looking into the status of any trademark activity surrounding the term, we've come across some curious recent developments that could be signs of Apple acquiring the trademark rights, although we've yet to find a smoking gun concretely linking Apple to the activity.

Citing an international application made in June 2016, a Russian entity known as "Intelligent Systems of Business Control" Ltd in October 2018 filed a trademark application on the AirTag name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The description of the goods and services to be covered by the trademark bear a remarkable...

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13:37
iOS 13: How to use custom fonts on iPhone and iPad

One of the features debuting with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 that hasn’t received much attention since its announcement at WWDC is the ability to use custom fonts on iPhone and iPad. The feature is limited for now, but follow along for how to get going with custom fonts on iOS and iPadOS.

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13:34
Some users experiencing bricked HomePod after...

Apple today released iOS 13.2 alongside a new version of HomePod Software with features, including multi-user support and Handoff. Now some users are reporting that their HomePod has been bricked after updating to iOS 13.2, following the Apple Music and Beats 1 outage.

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13:34
Some users experiencing bricked HomePod after...

Apple today released iOS 13.2 alongside a new version of HomePod Software with features, including multi-user support and Handoff. Now some users are reporting that their HomePod has been bricked after updating to iOS 13.2, following the Apple Music and Beats 1 outage.

more…

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13:27
Apple Releases AirPods Pro with Noise Cancellation

With the AirPods Pro, Apple has made wireless earbuds more attractive to anyone who has trouble with the fit of the first- and second-generation AirPods and to those who would appreciate active noise cancellation in loud environments.

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13:11
AirPods versus AirPods Pro -- Apple's wireless...




Apple's just-launched AirPods Pro are certain to be a desirable audio accessory this holiday season, but how different is it from the existing second-generation AirPods? AppleInsider runs the numbers on both sets of wireless earphones.

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13:03
As Alphabet announces a big miss on Q3 Earnings, a...

Alphabet, Google's parent, announced a big miss on Q3 earnings. To help change the conversation about their bad quarter, reports are circulating that Alphabet has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit.

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12:41
[Sponsor] Guardian Firewall

Guardian Firewall is a personal data protection solution for iOS devices that offers system-wide blocking and detection of user location tracking, e-mail receipt tracking, and other forms of undesired information collection, and additionally secures all network traffic using a VPN coupled with a lightweight custom-designed firewall. Guardian is a small but fast-growing startup aiming to help users fight back against ubiquitous data collection by entities attempting to monetize and/or exploit their personal data. Over the next 90 days, Guardian plans to launch new features for power users, including custom firewall rules, as well as support for additional platforms.

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12:39
Waymo’s fully-automated shuttles are picking up...

Waymo is now offering limited "rider-only" trips in Phoenix, Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik told reporters this weekend. At the moment, the fully-autonomous ridesharing service is only available to a few hundred early users.

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12:24
Apple’s AirPods Pro coming Oct. 30

Apple has announced AirPods Pro, an addition to the AirPods family that features Active Noise Cancellation and immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design. AirPods Pro are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today and in stores beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30.

By opening the charging case near an iOS or iPadOS device and giving it a tap, AirPods Pro are immediately paired to all the devices signed into a user’s iCloud account, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV and iPod touch.

AirPods Pro offer a new class of lightweight, in-ear headphones engineered for comfort and fit. Each earbud comes with three different sizes of soft, flexible silicone ear tips that conform to the contours of each individual ear, providing both a comfortable fit and a superior seal — a critical factor in delivering immersive sound...

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12:16
Apple announces new AirPods Pro

Apple has announced AirPods Pro, an addition to the AirPods family that features Active Noise Cancellation and immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design. AirPods Pro are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today and in stores beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30.

“AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro, we’re taking the magic even further,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a press release. “The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family.”

AirPods Pro join the existing...

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12:16
Apple announces new AirPods Pro

Apple has announced AirPods Pro, an addition to the AirPods family that features Active Noise Cancellation and immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design. AirPods Pro are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today and in stores beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30.

“AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro, we’re taking the magic even further,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a press release. “The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family.”

AirPods Pro join the existing...

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12:16
Apple announces new AirPods Pro

Apple has announced AirPods Pro, an addition to the AirPods family that features Active Noise Cancellation and immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design. AirPods Pro are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today and in stores beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30.

“AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro, we’re taking the magic even further,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a press release. “The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family.”

AirPods Pro join the existing...

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12:16
Apple announces new AirPods Pro

Apple has announced AirPods Pro, an addition to the AirPods family that features Active Noise Cancellation and immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design. AirPods Pro are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today and in stores beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30.

“AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro, we’re taking the magic even further,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a press release. “The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family.”

AirPods Pro join the existing...

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12:05
Apple Music, Beats 1, Radio down for some users...




An outage on Monday afternoon is seeing a "small percentage" of users unable to access Apple Music, play the Beats 1 stream, or listen to radio stations on impacted devices.

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12:03
Apple’s upcoming tracking gadget appears to be...

Code within today’s iOS 13.2 upgrade includes the term “AirTag,” which is expected to be the moniker of Apple’s rumored tracking devices that will compete with products such as Tile.

The Tile (pictured) is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and app combo. After you have purchased your Tile, download the app to iOS device, and pair your Tile to your device. Once your device is paired use your app to find your item; just listen for the ring.

Based on analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction, you’ll be able to attach Apple’s circular alternative to iPhones, iPads, Apple TV remotes, keys, wallets, etc, to help track down missing items. Supposedly, the Tags will integrate with the new Find My app that debuted in Apple’s operating system updates.



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11:51
Apple releases iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2,...

Apple has released iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, and tvOS 13.2, Here are Apple’s release notes for iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2:

iOS 13.2 introduces Deep Fusion, an advanced image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture images with dramatically better texture, detail, and reduced noise in lower light, on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Additional features include updated and additional emoji, Announce Messages for AirPods, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.

Camera

  • Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture multiple images at various exposures, run a pixel-by-pixel analysis, and fuse the highest quality parts of the images together...

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11:50
Apple Hosting Apple TV+ Event for 'The Morning...

Apple is planning to host an Apple TV+ premiere event for "The Morning Show" in New York City, according to a stage and banners that have been erected at the Lincoln Center plaza in Manhattan.

Based on multiple images shared on social media, Apple has a stage and multicolored signs that alternately highlight ‌Apple TV‌+ and "The Morning Show," an upcoming series starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carrell. The show is set to premiere tonight, with additional premiere events happening later in the week.

‌Apple TV‌+ reviews came out this morning and critics were not particularly kind to "The Morning Show" despite its all star cast. The Hollywood Reporter, for...

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11:39
Apple posts iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2,...

Apple has released iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, and tvOS 13.2.

You can download iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update. HomePod 13.2 should be automatically via the Home app on an iPhone. If it does, you can do it manually by tapping on the house icon at the top right of the screen, then scrolling to Software Update.

To download tvOS 13 on your Apple TV (if it doesn’t update automatically), launch the System menu via the set-top box and choose Software Update.

The post Apple posts iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, tvOS 13.2 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:39
Apple posts iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2,...

Apple has released iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, and tvOS 13.2.

You can download iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update. HomePod 13.2 should be automatically via the Home app on an iPhone. If it does, you can do it manually by tapping on the house icon at the top right of the screen, then scrolling to Software Update.

To download tvOS 13 on your Apple TV (if it doesn’t update automatically), launch the System menu via the set-top box and choose Software Update.

The post Apple posts iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, tvOS 13.2 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:39
Apple posts iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2,...

Apple has released iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, and tvOS 13.2.

You can download iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update. HomePod 13.2 should be automatically via the Home app on an iPhone. If it does, you can do it manually by tapping on the house icon at the top right of the screen, then scrolling to Software Update.

To download tvOS 13 on your Apple TV (if it doesn’t update automatically), launch the System menu via the set-top box and choose Software Update.

The post Apple posts iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, tvOS 13.2 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:39
Apple posts iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2,...

Apple has released iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, and tvOS 13.2.

You can download iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update. HomePod 13.2 should be automatically via the Home app on an iPhone. If it does, you can do it manually by tapping on the house icon at the top right of the screen, then scrolling to Software Update.

To download tvOS 13 on your Apple TV (if it doesn’t update automatically), launch the System menu via the set-top box and choose Software Update.

The post Apple posts iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, tvOS 13.2 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:29
PSA: Apple Music and Beats 1 currently down for some...

Some users are reporting today a problem with Apple Music and other related services, such as Beats 1 and Radio Stations. According to Apple’s System Status webpage, these services have been experiencing problems for a few hours and the situation has not yet been fixed.

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11:29
VW's self-driving car group will have offices...

Volkswagen hasn't been as active or vocal about autonomous driving as some of its competitors. The company has focused much of its recent attention on electric vehicle offerings, but that seems to be changing. Today, VW announced the creation of an a...

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11:19
Apple announces AirPods Pro

Today, Apple published a surprise press release announcing the imminent arrival of AirPods Pro, the company's long-rumored noise-canceling, in-ear headphones.

AirPods Pro will sync with Apple devices in exactly the same way as AirPods, and they will use the H1 chip found in the second-generation AirPods and ...

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11:12
Hundreds of employees criticize Facebook's...

Over the past month, Facebook has come under criticism for allowing politicians to run false or misleading ads. Now, employees are speaking out. More than 250 Facebook employees wrote a letter addressed to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and top Facebook officia...

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11:08
HomePod update adds multi-user support, ambient...

Apple released iOS 13.2 today. HomePod uses a sort of customized version of iOS, and is updated through the Home app on an associated iPhone. So HomePod updates are often associated with iOS updates, and the HomePod update that comes with iOS 13.2 is particularly impactful. 

Editor's note: Apple has pulled the iOS 13.2 update for HomePod. We will update this article when Apple reissues the update.

This update brings several of the features that Apple has long promised for its smart speaker, and which its competitors have enjoyed for years. The official release notes lists them quite concisely:

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10:55
iOS 12.4.3 now available for some devices that can...




Apple has released an update of iOS for some older iPhone and iPad models that cannot be updated to iOS 13.2, with the legacy hardware now able to update to iOS 12.4.3.

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10:47
Retroactive brings Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes back in...




Aperture and iPhoto don't work in macOS 10.15 Catalina, and iTunes has been completely replaced. But, there is a solution with the Retroactive app.

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10:41
Deezer's new app is just for Sony 360 Reality...

Sony recently announced its immersive 360 Reality Audio format would be launching this fall, with around 1,000 tracks available across multiple platforms. Now, music streaming service Deezer has debuted its 360 offerings, but not as part of its main...

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10:32
What’s the difference in AirPods and AirPods Pro?...

Apple just released AirPods Pro with a list of impressive features including active noise cancellation, Transparency mode, in-ear design with multiple tips, wireless charging case, and water and sweat resistance. Read on for an AirPods Pro vs. AirPods gen 2 comparison on features, price, size, weight, and more.

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10:31
Apple's All-New 'AirPods Pro' with...

Apple, the leader in wearables, announced their all-new AirPods Pro, an exciting addition to the AirPods family that features Active Noise Cancellation and superior, immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design.

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10:28
Apple's Tile-like tracking device named '...




Code within the new iOS 13.2 release includes the name 'AirTag' for Apple's rumored tracking devices, which are expected to be locatable through the Find My app.

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10:26
iWatermark Pro 2.5.10 - Easily add watermarks to art...

iWatermark Pro is the essential watermarking app for professional, business, and personal use.

Easily secure and protect your photos with text, a graphic, a signature, or a QR watermark. Once added to a photo, this visible watermark indicates that the image is created and owned by you.

Features

  • Works with Lightroom, Photoshop, Picasa, Photos, and other photo organizers
  • Batch processing or sequential
  • Input/output to all major file types JPEG, TIFF, PNG, RAW, etc.
  • Create Text, Graphic, Logo, QR watermarks, Lines, Vector, Border, Banner and Text Arc Watermarks
  • Resize, rename, create thumbnails, edit metadata, edit output and filter input
  • Adjust opacity, font, color, border, scale, rotation, shadow, special effects, etc.
  • Edit metadata (GPS, Exif, XMP) as watermarks
  • Design, edit, and manage a library of watermarks
  • Export watermarks from other platforms for use in the Mac...
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10:19
References in iOS 13.2 further point to Smart...




After an initial identification in iOS 13.1, Apple's iOS 13.2 points to updated official battery cases coming soon for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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10:19
YouTube Music now plays nicely with Siri

Siri can now play YouTube Music, meaning you'll no longer have to choose between Apple Music or Spotify to listen through the Apple assistant. The change was made possible by iOS 13, and it works with Apple CarPlay, so you'll get hands-free control o...

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10:11
Redownload Archived macOS Installers to Address...

Signing certificates for macOS installers have expired, so Apple consultants and IT admins who maintain troubleshooting toolkits containing older installers will need to download new copies.

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10:01
DAZN will provide boxing news and highlights on...

DAZN's boxing coverage is now headed to an unusual place: Snapchat. The sports network is teaming up with Snapchat to launch DAZN Fight Week and DAZN Fight Night shows on Discover that deliver boxing news and highlights in a cut-down form. Fight We...

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10:00
Apple Watch Series 5 -- Review, one month later




It's been a month since Apple Watch Series 5 hit our wrists. So w're going to revisit our initial review after more than 30 days of daily use to see how the main features hold up -- including that always-on display, the integrated compass, and -- most crucially -- battery life.

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09:53
First look at unreleased Apple Smart Battery case...

We mentioned before that code in iOS 13 strongly suggested Apple’s plans to release its official Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Today’s release of iOS 13.2 confirms that and provides us a first look at the new cases.

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09:53
Images of New Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11 and...

Apple is working on new Smart Battery Cases designed for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro according to assets found by MacRumors in the latest version of iOS 13.

There are three different model numbers for the battery cases, and each battery case image found by MacRumors has a slightly different look, indicating Apple will release separate Smart Battery Cases for ‌iPhone 11‌, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

Design wise, the battery cases are similar to the cases created for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, but with a larger square-shaped camera cutout to accommodate the new dual and triple-lens camera design.

There's no word on when Apple plans to release new battery cases for its latest iPhones, but last year, Apple launched battery cases designed for the ‌iPhone XS‌, ‌iPhone XS‌ Max, and...

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09:44
iOS 13.2 arrives with Deep Fusion photography

Apple has just released iOS 13.2. If you own a new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, you'll want to download this update as soon as possible as it includes Apple's new Deep Fusion photography feature. In short, the feature is Apple's response to recent adv...

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09:43
Apple's Rumored Tile-Like Bluetooth Tracker May...

Apple is rumored to be working on Tile-like Bluetooth trackers that can be used to keep track of items that are often lost, such as keys, wallets, and more.

Hints of the Bluetooth tags have been seen multiple times in prior iOS 13 updates, and iOS 13.2 adds another piece of the puzzle - Apple could call the accessory "AirTags."

The name was spotted in today's iOS 13.2 release by 9to5Mac. A folder in the iOS 13.2 filesystem uses the "AirTag" name. There's also a "BatterySwap" video asset in today's update, which suggests the AirTags will have batteries that can be swapped out.

Multiple rumors have confirmed Apple's work on AirTags, which are expected, based on leaked assets, to be little round circles that can...

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09:43
Uber will pay drivers and couriers after every trip

Uber is making a bigger push into payments and financial services by setting up a division called Uber Money. Among the initiatives Uber has in store is paying its more than 4 million drivers and couriers after each ride. It plans to do so through it...

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09:41
Apple Month-end Blowout Sale: 12.9-inch iPad Pro $...




Month-end Apple deals are in effect this last week in October, with 2018 iPad Pros starting at $649 and fresh coupon savings on current 15-inch MacBook Pros. Apple's upgraded $1,399 iMac 5K has also returned with limited supply available at the reduced price.

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09:32
Apple releases 13.2 update for HomePods with music...




The HomePod 13.2 update included with iOS 13.2 adds the ability for HomePod to recognize different voices, play high-quality ambient soundtracks, and handoff music, podcasts or calls from iPhone.

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09:30
Roku’s best streaming player is $30 off today

Roku really wants you to buy its streaming devices. Last week, the 4K Streaming Stick+ got a permanent price drop to $50, and today, the Roku Ultra is down from $100 to $70 on Amazon. While the device is a bit larger than Roku's other options -- the...

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09:26
Exclusive: Apple planning ‘AirTag’ name for Tile-...

We’ve been hearing rumors and seeing evidence about an Apple Tile-like device for tracking personal items. Now, with the release of iOS 13.2, we can confirm that this device will be called “AirTag”.

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09:26
iOS 13.2 has been released with Deep Fusion, Siri...

After an awkward iOS 13 and 13.1 release schedule, punctuated by two rapid-fire bugfix releases (iOS 13.1.1 and 13.1.2), Apple is ready to move on to iOS 13.2. 

The big new feature in 13.2 is the Deep Fusion computational photography upgrade for the camera in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. During its big September event to debut the phones, Apple promised this update is coming “this fall” and showed off its prowess in mid-to-low light with what can only be described as a “hipster in a Cosby sweater.”

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09:24
∞ Apple announces AirPods Pro

Apple on Monday announced AirPods Pro, the latest version of the company’s wireless headphones. The AirPods will have a new design and other features that set them apart.

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09:15
Apple Reported Q3 Net Profit in India fell 70%

Apple India's revenue and net profit fell for the first time in FY19 on the back of slowing iPhone sales ...

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09:15
Apple, Your Developer Documentation Is Garbage

Software developer Chris Krycho writes: Over the past few months, I have been trying to get up to speed on the Apple developer ecosystem, as part of working on my rewrite project. This means I have been learning Swift (again), SwiftUI, and (barely) the iOS and macOS APIs. It has been terrible. The number of parts of this ecosystem which are entirely undocumented is frankly shocking to me. Some context: I have spent the last five years working very actively in the JavaScript front-end application development world, working in first AngularJS and then Ember.js. Ember's docs once had a reputation of being pretty bad, but in the ~4 years I've been working with it, they've gone from decent to really good. On the other hand, when I was working in AngularJS 5 years ago, I often threw up my hands in quiet despair at the utter lack of explanation (or, occasionally, the inane explanations) of core concepts. I thought that would have to be the absolute worst a massive tech company (in that...

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09:10
Apple rolls out tvOS 13.2 for Apple TV with Siri...




After a weeks-long beta process, Apple has released its tvOS 13.2 update for Apple TV with support for Siri recording opt-in and the AirPods Pro, ahead of the Apple TV+ debut.

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09:04
Apple releasing HomePod software update with...

Apple today is releasing the HomePod 13.2 software update with several new features, including multiple users support, Handoff and Ambient Sounds. The update was announced in June at WWDC 2019, but was postponed until October.

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09:04
Apple releases iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for iPhone...




Apple has shipped iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for iPhone and iPad, an update it is shipping now to enable support for the AirPods Pro, as well as adding new emoji and the option to opt in to the Siri request accuracy review program.

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09:03
Review: Beats Solo Pro on-ear headphones blend...

Beats Solo Pro is the the biggest upgrade to the Solo line of on-ear headphones since Apple bought Beats five years ago. While the evolved $299 ‘Pro’ version carries a $100 premium over Solo3 Wireless, Solo Pro includes active noise cancellation found in Beats Studio3 Wireless for $50 less.

Other new features include Transparency for hearing ambient noise through the headphones, controlling power by folding each side, and Apple’s new H1 wireless chip that first debuted with second-gen AirPods.

The new Beats Solo Pro on-ear headphones look better on paper than Studio in terms of features and value, but one size may not fit all sonically and physically. If you’re in the market for either model, the feature differences are worth a closer look.

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09:02
iOS 13.2 now available with Deep Fusion, new emoji,...

Update: Apple has also released iOS 12.4.3 today. The company says “iOS 12.4.3 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.” It is available for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2/3, and iPod touch 6th-gen.

Apple today is officially releasing iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 to the public. This comes after beta testing throughout the month. iOS 13.2 includes the new Deep Fusion camera technology for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, new emoji, and more. tvOS 13.2 is also now available.

more…

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09:00
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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09:00
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac...

With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online privacy, assist in keeping your personal information secure, and even spoof your location in the world—allowing you to access websites or services that would otherwise be off limits due to region-locking.

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09:00
Lyft now offers public transit directions in the Bay...

Lyft's public transit directions are available on the company's home turf. Its app now includes routes, schedules and trip planning for public transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area, giving you an easier way to minimize car use. You can grab...

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08:59
Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2 With New Emoji,...

Apple today released iOS 13.2, the second major update to the iOS and iPadOS 13 operating systems. The new software updates come two weeks after the release of iOS/iPadOS 13.1.3 and over a month after the initial release of iOS 13.

The iOS and ‌‌iPadOS‌‌ 13.2 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. For older iPhones still running iOS 12, Apple has also released an iOS 12.4.3 update with security improvements.

iOS 13.2 is a major update that introduces support for the new AirPods Pro earbuds that were just announced as there are new Control Center features for Active Noise Nancellation.

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08:48
DJI’s Mavic Mini is so small it doesn’t require FAA...

DJI's new drone, the Mavic Mini, is a palm-sized device that's so light it doesn't require FAA registration. DJI hasn't officially announced Mavic Mini, but it hasn't done a great job of keeping it a secret, either. Today, a listing on the online ret...

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08:46
How to Use Catalina’s Continuity Sketch and...

macOS 10.15 Catalina has a pair of new features that let you use an iPhone or iPad to draw sketches for insertion into a Mac document or message and mark up Mac documents. Here’s how to use them.

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08:44
FontExplorer X Pro 7.0.0 - Font management software.

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.

FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts...

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08:36
Apple Unveils $250 AirPods Pro

Apple today announced that it is releasing new AirPods Pro earbuds on October 30. Priced at $249, the premium version of its true wireless earbuds includes noise-cancellation feature to block out external sound. From a report: The new Pro model is available for pre-order starting today and will hit the shelves Wednesday, Oct. 30 - but, some hopeful buyers are finding they're already sold out online. The buds have ear tips that could fit deeper inside ears. The larger charging case also has a bigger, longer-lasting battery. Apple says the AirPods Pro can last "up to 5 hours" on a single charge and "over 24 hours" with the case. AirPods Pro cost $249 compared to $159 AirPods and $199 AirPods (with wireless charging case). Pre-orders start today at Apple.com. They deliver on Oct. 30 and will be available in Apple Stores the same day. Apple was widely expected to hold another event where it would have supposedly unveiled the refreshed AirPods and a 16-inch MacBook Pro, but the...

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08:27
BK Electronics is out to Remove Apple from China...

On the surface it appears that a single Chinese smartphone powerhouse is out to push Apple off the top-five list in China by creating four independent brands Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus and now realme. Within a year realme is likely to push Apple off the top vendor list in China which is a psychological victory for China's smartphone industry. The mastermind...

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08:14
Alphabet is reportedly interested in buying Fitbit

Fitbit is apparently quite serious about exploring a sale. Reuters sources said Alphabet has "made an offer" to buy Fitbit for an as yet undetermined amount. The insiders warned there was no guarantee the talks would lead to a deal, but the indicat...

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08:13
Apple's $249 AirPods Pro pack noise...

After months of rumors, Apple didn't wait until its next event to reveal the new version of its AirPods. Officially called AirPods Pro, the new model offers active noise cancellation and hands-free access to Siri for $249. The biggest change in terms...

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08:12
AirPods Pro: Coming October 30 for $249 with better...

After months of rumors and hints found in its operating systems, Apple has finally announced the AirPods Pro. Available for $249, they feature a tweaked design with shorter stems and silicone eartips and provide better sound, active noise cancelling, and come with a wireless charging case.

Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s new high-end AirPods.

Do they have active noise-cancelling?

Yes, the big new feature of the AirPods Pro is active noise cancelling. AirPods Pro continually adapts to outside noise using a pair of microphones and software.

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The new AirPods Pro features technology that performs active noise cancelling.

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08:08
Apple debuts $249 AirPods Pro with active noise...




After weeks of speculation, Apple has announced AirPods Pro, featuring Active Noise Cancellation and improved sound.

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08:05
Apple unveils new in-ear AirPods Pro coming October...

Apple today has officially unveiled the new in-ear AirPods Pro. They will begin shipping on October 30th for $249. Apple says the AirPods Pro feature “Active Noise Cancellation and superior, immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design.”

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08:05
AirPods Pro Launching on October 30 for $249

Apple today announced that it is releasing new AirPods Pro earbuds on October 30. As rumored, updated new accessory features an all new-design with an AirPods-style shape and silicone ear tips to support active noise cancellation technology, along with a $249 price point.

Apple says that the AirPods Pro have been engineered for "comfort and fit" and each earbud ships with three different sizes of silicone ear tips that conform to the contours of the individual ear, offering up a comfortable fit and a "superior seal."

Apple has designed an Ear Tip Fit Test to make sure that users get the best audio experience. After putting the ‌AirPods Pro‌ in each ear, Apple's software will leverage the built-in microphones to measure the sound...

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08:03
Google parent Alphabet has reportedly made an offer...

Last month, reports first emerged that Fitbit was considering a sale and Google’s parent company was tentatively floated as a possible candidate. Reuters this morning is reporting that Alphabet has made an offer to acquire the wearable company.

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08:02
Intel's 5GHz-capable Core i9-9900KS arrives...

Are you determined to have the best Intel gaming CPU on the block without splurging on an X-series? You'll soon have a chance to pick one up. Intel has revealed that its special edition Core i9-9900KS processor will be available on October 30th at...

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07:59
Amazon takes $299 off 11-inch iPad Pro, AirPods from...
07:39
The all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900

BMW has revealed the all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900, less than the $35,000 estimate the automaker gave when it unveiled the vehicle in July. The car, which is the first broadly available Mini Cooper EV (following a concept model),...

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07:27
GarageSale 8.0 - Create outstanding eBay auctions.

GarageSale is a slick, full-featured client application for the eBay online auction system.

Create and manage your auctions with ease. With GarageSale, you can create, edit, track, and manage multiple auctions in a single, intuitive application. GarageSale even integrates with several international eBay sites, as well as with PayPal and Twitter, to provide a complete, robust eBay client.

Develop professional, attractive listings. GarageSale features iPhoto integration, what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) text editing, free image hosting, and over 130 free auction designs. And with these features, among many more, it's never been easier to create professional, eye-catching eBay listings.



Version 8.0:

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07:19
Get up to $79 off a new Instant Pot Ultra

If you've been waiting to jump on the Instant Pot hype train, now is the time to do so. Amazon has discounted all three models of the Instant Pot Ultra, effectively making them around $100 each. The biggest discount, however, comes with the 8-quart m...

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07:12
9to5Mac Daily: October 28, 2019 – ProMotion iPhone...

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

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07:04
Editorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit...




Bloomberg believes that Apple is hiring people to overhaul how the company's HomeKit devices work with third-party products. The report is based on disprovable information, yet it is true that Apple both should and could do much more with the technology.

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07:03
Porsche tries selling its cars online in the US

Porsche isn't just trying to fight Tesla by offering electric cars... it's hoping to replicate some of the business model, too. The automaker is piloting online car sales in the US, giving would-be owners a chance to buy from 25 of the country's 191...

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06:44
NVIDIA's AI can put your pet's smile on a...

We've already seen how AI image-processing algorithms can be dumb and smart at the same time, and that's on full display with NVIDIA's latest interactive demo. "GANimal" lets you take a picture of your favorite pet and transfer its expression to any...

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06:41
Steve Jobs’ 1985 Playboy interview

Fascinating interview. A slice of history, for sure, but my favorite bits of this read are when Steve explains concepts. He was so very good at translating the abstract into something you could wrap your head around.

Wonderful read.

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06:34
PSA: Watch for phishing attempts as 7.5M Adobe...

If you receive an email purporting to be from Adobe, be careful even if it does contain information which only you and Adobe should know. Millions of Creative Cloud accounts had their details exposed for around a week…

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06:30
Samsung’s “space contraption”

[VIDEO] This is a crazy story. Samsung created the SpaceSelfie mission:

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced a bold, out-of-this-world mission as it launches the Galaxy S10 5G 65,000 feet above the earth to give consumers the chance to get their face in space.

But what made the news is not the mission, but the mysterious blinking object that fell from space and landed in a Michigan couple’s yard.

Read the article (headline link) and watch the video embedded in the main Loop post. I love the references to the “space contraption”.

[H/T Robert Walter]

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06:30
[Update: Ultrasuede comes to the whole lineup]...

After launching two multi-device wireless chargers and a single wireless pad, Mophie is rounding out its wireless charger collection with a convertible stand/pad option that will be available at Apple Stores.

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06:30
What we're listening to: Kim Gordon and Cave In

In this installment of our audio IRL, managing editor Terrence O'Brien reminisces about Sonic Youth while taking in Kim Gordon's first solo album. Contributing writer Marc DeAngelis explains why Cave In's latest album is much more than a tribute to a...

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06:18
Evolution of the scrollbar

The scrollbar page is interesting, but wish there was more detail and a more fluid navigation system.

That said, don’t miss the infomesh.org link (Information mesh was the one of the names in Tim Berners Lee’s original World Wide Web proposal). I especially liked the hackers.exe timeline.

[H/T @tperfitt]

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06:06
∞ Apple shares new Privacy on iPhone ad

[VIDEO] I love this ad. Beautifully filmed, with no mention of Apple or iPhone until the close.

The message is powerfully crafted and presented. Well done. Watch it. Embedded in main Loop post.

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06:06
What to expect from Apple's Q4 2019 earnings...




Apple's September-quarter financial results will be announced by the company on Wednesday, with both the fiscal performance and the initial sales of the iPhone 11 expected to be the main topics of conversation by industry commentators. Here's what analysts observing the company expect Apple will reveal during the conference call and the all-important filing.

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06:06
You have one week to update your iPhone 5 before it...

In case anyone still doubts that Apple cares about people using old iPhones, Apple is warning all all iPhone 5 users to update to the latest iOS version before Monday, November 3, lest they encounter a giant headache.

The update in question is the same 10.3.4 update that was released in late July, more than two years after the last 10.3 update. At the time, Apple stressed the importance of the update, telling users that it “addresses an issue that could impact GPS location performance and could cause system date and time to be incorrect.”

Now that check is about to be cashed. Any iPhone 5 that isn’t updated to 10.3.4 by November 3 will have to go through a lengthy restore process to get things up and running again: “If you have an iPhone 5, it’s especially important to update your device’s software wirelessly or using your computer...

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06:05
Opinion: Apple-branded HomeKit accessories fail one...

There’s a new report today suggesting that we may be seeing Apple-branded HomeKit accessories as the company explores ways to boost the popularity of smart home technology.

According to a new report by Bloomberg, Apple is investing heavily in its smart home division in an attempt to grow the company’s presence in the smart home market.

Whilst HomeKit has grown significantly in the last few years, it trails Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa platforms in terms of the sheer number of compatible devices. The company is apparently looking at ways to encourage more manufacturers to make HomeKit accessories, and may even release smart home accessories of its own, following the HomePod’s muted reception.

From one perspective, that makes no sense…

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06:04
Review: 'For All Mankind' is Apple TV+...




"For All Mankind," Apple's 1970's alt-history space program drama, is enthralling, and based on our viewing of the entire launch catalog of programming, it is the best new series to be included with the Apple TV+ launch.

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06:03
Apple TV+ review: 'Dickinson' may emerge...




Hailee Steinfeld gives a true star performance in Apple TV+'s "Dickinson," where early episodes depicting the modernization of Emily Dickinson's life offer a promising start that could lead to so much more as the series and Apple's new service develop.

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06:03
Apple TV+ review: 'See' is no 'Game...




"See" is Apple's stab at a high-budget post-apocalyptic dramatic series, meant to reverberate faint echoes of "Game of Thrones." Sadly, the table-setting for the show's future is akin to that of a slog, bruised by a concept that lacks the compulsion to seduce viewers out of the gate.

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06:02
Review: 'The Elephant Queen' on Apple TV+...




"The Elephant Queen," the first movie of the Apple TV+ era, is a gorgeous, eye-opening nature documentary that begs to be watched on the largest screen possible.

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06:01
Apple TV+ review: don't wake up for 'The...




Apple's "The Morning Show" packs all the power, pageantry and prestige you'd expect from a series anchoring the launch of the company's new Apple TV+ streaming service, but it sadly has yet to find its voice.

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06:00
Apple revamping smart home efforts after falling...

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. is ramping up hiring for a team that is working on new smart-home software and devices in an effort to catch up in a field where Google and Amazon.com Inc. have dominated, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Two elements at work here. First is HomeKit:

The overhaul is designed to spur more outside accessory and appliance makers to connect smart-home products such as lights and garage doors with the iPhone and Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant, Siri.

Not sure I’d use the phrase “falling behind” to describe HomeKit. Over the weekend, got a tour of some new home construction that was built from the ground up with HomeKit compatibility, including smart locks, smart music systems, and smart light switches throughout the house. The sense I get is that new construction offers HomeKit compatibility as a matter of course.

But where the phrase “falling behind” seems appropriate:

The team also...

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05:57
Tim Cook honored for LGBTQ advocacy at 15th GLSEN...




Apple CEO Tim Cook has declared there is "so much more" everyone can do to help prevent bullying and harassment of LGBTQ teenagers and young people at the 15th annual GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday, where the chief executive was honored for being an advocate.

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05:54
Password Wallet for macOS upgraded to version 4.8.10

Selznick Scientific Software (https://www.selznick.com) has released PasswordWallet 4.8.10 for macOS. It’s an update of their password management solution. 

The app allow users to manage and store password and private information on their Mac, and automatically sync the information between their Mac and all of their devices via Dropbox. Version 4.8.10 brings improved operation with macOS Dark Mode, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

PasswordWallet 4.8.10 requires macOS 10.14 or later and costs $19.99. Owners of version 4.x can upgrade free. PasswordWallet 4.8.18 for iPhone is $4.99, and is available exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

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05:54
Password Wallet for macOS upgraded to version 4.8.10

Selznick Scientific Software (https://www.selznick.com) has released PasswordWallet 4.8.10 for macOS. It’s an update of their password management solution. 

The app allow users to manage and store password and private information on their Mac, and automatically sync the information between their Mac and all of their devices via Dropbox. Version 4.8.10 brings improved operation with macOS Dark Mode, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

PasswordWallet 4.8.10 requires macOS 10.14 or later and costs $19.99. Owners of version 4.x can upgrade free. PasswordWallet 4.8.18 for iPhone is $4.99, and is available exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

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05:54
Password Wallet for macOS upgraded to version 4.8.10

Selznick Scientific Software (https://www.selznick.com) has released PasswordWallet 4.8.10 for macOS. It’s an update of their password management solution. 

The app allow users to manage and store password and private information on their Mac, and automatically sync the information between their Mac and all of their devices via Dropbox. Version 4.8.10 brings improved operation with macOS Dark Mode, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

PasswordWallet 4.8.10 requires macOS 10.14 or later and costs $19.99. Owners of version 4.x can upgrade free. PasswordWallet 4.8.18 for iPhone is $4.99, and is available exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

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05:54
Password Wallet for macOS upgraded to version 4.8.10

Selznick Scientific Software (https://www.selznick.com) has released PasswordWallet 4.8.10 for macOS. It’s an update of their password management solution. 

The app allow users to manage and store password and private information on their Mac, and automatically sync the information between their Mac and all of their devices via Dropbox. Version 4.8.10 brings improved operation with macOS Dark Mode, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

PasswordWallet 4.8.10 requires macOS 10.14 or later and costs $19.99. Owners of version 4.x can upgrade free. PasswordWallet 4.8.18 for iPhone is $4.99, and is available exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

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05:50
2D CAD Program CADintosh 8.5 adds DWG Export,...

Lemke Software has announced CADintosh 8.5, an update to its 2D CAD program for macOS. 

Designed for use by technical draftsmen and designers, the app offers users a variety of tools to create technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings. Version 8.5 brings new features and updates, including a new DWG export feature, localizations, additional drawing data fields, a WYSIWYG font menu, and more.

CADintosh 8.5 requires macOS 10.8 or later and costs $33.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/cadintosh/) for $32. Version 8.5 is a free update for all CADintosh 8.x users. The upgrade from 1.x-7.x to 8.x is $19.95 (USD) on the Lemke website.

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05:50
2D CAD Program CADintosh 8.5 adds DWG Export,...

Lemke Software has announced CADintosh 8.5, an update to its 2D CAD program for macOS. 

Designed for use by technical draftsmen and designers, the app offers users a variety of tools to create technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings. Version 8.5 brings new features and updates, including a new DWG export feature, localizations, additional drawing data fields, a WYSIWYG font menu, and more.

CADintosh 8.5 requires macOS 10.8 or later and costs $33.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/cadintosh/) for $32. Version 8.5 is a free update for all CADintosh 8.x users. The upgrade from 1.x-7.x to 8.x is $19.95 (USD) on the Lemke website.

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05:50
2D CAD Program CADintosh 8.5 adds DWG Export,...

Lemke Software has announced CADintosh 8.5, an update to its 2D CAD program for macOS. 

Designed for use by technical draftsmen and designers, the app offers users a variety of tools to create technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings. Version 8.5 brings new features and updates, including a new DWG export feature, localizations, additional drawing data fields, a WYSIWYG font menu, and more.

CADintosh 8.5 requires macOS 10.8 or later and costs $33.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/cadintosh/) for $32. Version 8.5 is a free update for all CADintosh 8.x users. The upgrade from 1.x-7.x to 8.x is $19.95 (USD) on the Lemke website.

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05:50
2D CAD Program CADintosh 8.5 adds DWG Export,...

Lemke Software has announced CADintosh 8.5, an update to its 2D CAD program for macOS. 

Designed for use by technical draftsmen and designers, the app offers users a variety of tools to create technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings. Version 8.5 brings new features and updates, including a new DWG export feature, localizations, additional drawing data fields, a WYSIWYG font menu, and more.

CADintosh 8.5 requires macOS 10.8 or later and costs $33.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/cadintosh/) for $32. Version 8.5 is a free update for all CADintosh 8.x users. The upgrade from 1.x-7.x to 8.x is $19.95 (USD) on the Lemke website.

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05:37
Bookends 13.2.7

Brings some document opening and scanning fixes in macOS 10.15 Catalina to the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 51.2 MB)

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05:35
Rumor round-up: AirPod Pros, new HomeKit devices...

The rumor mills is in overdrive, so let’s look at all the speculation as we kick off the week.

First: new AirPods. Apple is allegedly informing members of the media of “AirPods Pro” in pre-launch meetings, with the rumored next-generation models to be shown to journalists at local offices over the next week, according to AppleInsider.

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group: 90%. The next gen AirPods are likely to come in multiple colors, have noise cancellation features, fit more snugly, and offer more water resistance. So why not call ‘em “Pros”?

Second: new HomeKit products from Apple. ...

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05:30
Transmit 5.6.1

Removes support for Amazon Drive while adding support for copying a current open folder’s path to the clipboard. ($45 new, free update, 63.3 MB)

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05:15
Apple TV+ Series Review Roundup: The Morning Show,...

Ahead of Apple TV+ launching on Friday, reviews are now out for some of the first series premiering on the streaming video service, including The Morning Show, See, Dickinson, and For All Mankind.

The Morning Show

- Variety: "Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston can't salvage this politically muddled, underthought, and underwhelming streaming misfire."

-...

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05:15
Apple TV+ Series Review Roundup: The Morning Show,...

Ahead of Apple TV+ launching on Friday, reviews are now out for some of the first series premiering on the streaming video service, including The Morning Show, See, Dickinson, and For All Mankind.

The Morning Show

- Variety: "Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston can't salvage this politically muddled, underthought, and underwhelming streaming misfire."

-...

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05:00
Microsoft Office adds Adobe Creative Cloud...




Creative software giant Adobe has announced that their asset management system, Creative Cloud Libraries, will now be easily accessible directly within certain Microsoft Office products.

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05:00
Fore! GoGolf GPS Golf Rangefinder On Sale Now

Golfers - you know how important it is to know the distance to the pin wherever you happen to be on the fairway. Today’s Apple World Today Deals Shop bargain is the GoGolf GPS Rangefinder, a compact Bluetooth device that works with the GoGolf GPS app and your iPhone. It’s on sale for $89.99, but you can take off an additional $35 by entering the promo code GOLFSAVE at checkout.

GoGolf GPS is your accurate and lightweight rangefinder! Push a single button and immediately know the distance to the pin. It will also tell you how far you busted that drive down the fairway, or any club you just struck, giving you a more precise feel for the game. GoGolf GPS makes club and shot selection easier...

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04:59
Spotify reports surprise return to profit, says...

Spotify has reported a surprise return to profit, only the second quarter in which it has made one during its 13-year history. The news saw the stock jump 7% in pre-market trading.

Spotify revealed that it now has 113M paid subscribers, up five million during Q3. Including free members on its ad-supported tier, it has 248M monthly active users. The company cited one particular factor at play and says that it expects even better things ahead…

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04:51
Apple allegedly revealing 'AirPods Pro' to...




Apple is allegedly informing members of the media of the 'AirPods Pro' in pre-launch meetings, with the supposed next-generation models to be shown to journalists at local offices over the next week.

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04:45
Spotify Reaches 113 Million Paying Subscribers, Says...

Spotify today announced that its streaming music service has reached 113 million paying subscribers as of September 30, up from 108 million as of June 30. Spotify's monthly active user count also increased to 248 million through September, inclusive of users listening to its free, ad-supported tier.

In a letter to shareholders, part of its third quarter earnings results, Spotify said that publicly available data indicates that it is adding roughly twice as many subscribers per month as Apple Music:We continue to feel very good about our competitive position in the market. Relative to Apple, the publicly available data shows that we are adding roughly twice as...

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04:21
Spotify Reports Q3 2019 Results and Boasts that they...

In Spotify's Q3 financial results reported today they note: "We continue to feel very good about our competitive position in the market. Relative to Apple ...

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04:01
Today at Apple session tying into Apple TV+ '...




Marking the launch of animated children's series "Snoopy in Space" on Apple TV+, the Today at Apple initiative has added drawing classes in major Apple Stores.

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04:00
Tap Strap 2 AirMouse improves on the first version,...

The Tap Strap 2 introduces an AirMouse feature that lets you control devices such as iPads and smart TVs using hand gestures with its plug ’n play AirMouse functionality. 

This makes it an improvement over the first version, though it still maintains some of the quirks I could never master. You can read my original Tap review here.

The Tap Strap 2 AirMouse works right out of the box as a standard Bluetooth device, and doesn’t require any software drivers or calibration, which is certainly a plus. As an AirMouse, it has three user-selected modes of operation:

  • Mouse Mode, which lets you control a cursor, click and scroll just like you would with a standard mouse.

  • Multimedia Mode, which allows you to play,...

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04:00
The all-new Nvidia Shield TV costs $150, but packs...

Nvidia officially outs Shield TV Pro and Shield TV that both support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and use AI to upscale your streamed content

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03:58
Analysts expect good but unspectacular results from...

AAPL Q4 earnings are due to be reported on Wednesday, with Apple having given rather wide-ranging guidance of revenue between $61B and $64B.

There have been a series of reports since then suggesting that the iPhone 11 is selling well, but although analysts are expecting good results for the quarter, none are expecting Apple to hit the high end of its guidance …

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03:52
Bloomberg: Apple looks to energize HomeKit ecosystem...

According to a new report by Bloomberg, Apple is investing heavily in its smart home division in an attempt to grow Apple’s presence in the smart home market.

Whilst HomeKit has grown significantly in the last few years, it trails Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa platforms in terms of sheer number of compatible devices. The company is apparently looking at ways to encourage more manufacturers to make HomeKit accessories, and may even release smart home accessories of its own, following the HomePod’s muted reception.

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03:51
Bloomberg: Apple Increasing Hiring for Team Working...

Apple is ramping up hiring for a team working on new HomeKit-based software and devices, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, having posted at least 15 openings for engineering positions on the team in the last month.

The report claims the efforts are headed by Andreas Gal, the former CTO of Mozilla who joined Apple last year following the iPhone maker's acquisition of his artificial intelligence startup Silk Labs.

Details are vague, but one possibility is said to be new smart home devices beyond the HomePod speaker. Apple is also said to have explored creating a wide range of smart home accessories, such as modules for opening and closing windows, cabinets, and doors, but those efforts were reportedly put on hold.

Tags: HomeKit,...

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03:43
DigiTimes: 5G Era to Usher in Wide Adoption of...

Back in July, we reported on a rumor that Apple is considering using a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on its 2020 iPhones, allowing for a smoother on-screen experience. DigiTimes now reports that industry observers believe many 5G-era smartphones are likely to use upgraded displays capable of up to 120Hz refresh rates, reigniting speculation that next year's iPhones could use Apple's ProMotion display tech.

However, DigiTimes notes that whether Apple will adopt displays with a 120Hz refresh rate "remains to be seen."

The arrival of 5G is ushering in hardware upgrades to support related applications and services. It is expected more 5G smartphones will come with displays offering high refresh...

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03:29
‘Snoopy in Space’ Design Lab landing in Apple Stores

Peanuts fans will soon be able to shape the stories of their favorite characters. Apple is adding a new Design Lab to its series of Today at Apple sessions inspired by the upcoming Apple TV+ exclusive Snoopy in Space.

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03:11
Second iPhone 11 Pro camera test concludes ‘close to...

We yesterday reported on an iPhone 11 Pro camera test which pitted Apple’s flagship iPhone against a $7,500 Canon 1DX Mark II DSLR. YouTuber Matti Haapoja concluded that the iPhone’s performance was ‘scarily close’ to that of the high-end DSLR.

Today another photographer has also concluded that the contest between the iPhone 11 Pro camera and his Canon EOS 5D MkIV DSLR is ‘a close-run thing’ after an extensive photoshoot in the Scottish highlands …

more…

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03:11
2020 iPhone predicted to get iPad Pro-style...




New supply chain rumors appear to corroborate previous reports that Apple will add high-refresh rate ProMotion displays to the 2020 iPhone lineup.

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03:00
How to use set up multi-user support in tvOS 13

tvOS 13 adds multi-user support, which makes it easy to switch between family members so everyone gets their own personalized entertainment experience. 

Users see their unique Up Next list and receive TV and movie recommendations based on their tastes. What’s more, the new Control Center also provides users with quick access to key Apple TV features, including system sleep and audio routing.

Use these steps to add a user.

On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Add New User. 

Select Continue, then select Enter New. 

Let the new user enter their iTunes Apple ID and password. Then click Sign In.

You can switch between user accounts to access your personal content in the Apple TV app, Apple Music, and the App Store. To do so:

Press and hold Apple TV App/Home on your Siri remote to bring up Control Center. Select the user account you want to switch to...

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03:00
How to stop getting a reminder to update to Catalina...

Apple is persistent about software updates. Since the updates are free, it’s not exactly a monetary motivation, though newer versions of macOS have an increasing number of services, like the new TV app in Catalina, which inherits previous features from iTunes and will allow Apple TV+ subscriptions when they arrive.

Many people simply aren’t ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina, and may be waiting for a “dot one” release—10.15.1—or for “never.” How can you prevent a persistent update reminder and badge? It involves some command-line instructions.

Warning!

Whenever you work at the command line, you need to enter instructions exactly and it’s best to have a current complete backup before you start just in case.

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02:47
CGS: blend of automation, human interaction will...

CGS — a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services — has announced findings from its 2019 CGS Customer Service Chatbots & Channels Survey. The results showed that consumers willingness to use AI as a go-to resource is waning as they struggle to have productive interactions.

CGS surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their preferences around customer service interactions. Consumers were surveyed as to what scenarios they are most concerned with, what...

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02:47
CGS: blend of automation, human interaction will...

CGS — a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services — has announced findings from its 2019 CGS Customer Service Chatbots & Channels Survey. The results showed that consumers willingness to use AI as a go-to resource is waning as they struggle to have productive interactions.

CGS surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their preferences around customer service interactions. Consumers were surveyed as to what scenarios they are most concerned with, what...

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02:47
CGS: blend of automation, human interaction will...

CGS — a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services — has announced findings from its 2019 CGS Customer Service Chatbots & Channels Survey. The results showed that consumers willingness to use AI as a go-to resource is waning as they struggle to have productive interactions.

CGS surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their preferences around customer service interactions. Consumers were surveyed as to what scenarios they are most concerned with, what...

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02:47
CGS: blend of automation, human interaction will...

CGS — a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services — has announced findings from its 2019 CGS Customer Service Chatbots & Channels Survey. The results showed that consumers willingness to use AI as a go-to resource is waning as they struggle to have productive interactions.

CGS surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their preferences around customer service interactions. Consumers were surveyed as to what scenarios they are most concerned with, what...

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02:32
Apple's $399 'iPhone SE 2' launches...




Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the so-called "iPhone SE 2" will begin mass production in January, ahead of a launch at the end of March 2020.

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02:22
Digitimes: 2020 iPhone to feature 120Hz high refresh...

As iPhone 11 season continues, rumors begin to pick up about what is in store for the 2020 iPhone. Many are expecting significant design changes after three years of the same iPhone X series chassis (perhaps with a more squared off design reminiscent of the iPhone 4).

Digitimes is reporting that next year’s iPhone will feature a 120Hz screen like the ProMotion iPad Pros, except the iPhone will be a high refresh rate OLED panel whereas the iPad is LCD. All iPhones to date include 60 Hz displays.

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02:15
Apple encourages iPhone 5 users to update to iOS 10....

We all have that friend that refuses to update their version of iOS on their older iPhone.

It’s time for them to update.

Back in July, Apple released rare bug-fix updates for older versions of its operating system: iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6. This was necessary to help keep older iPhones and iPads maintain accurate location functionality as the GPS network goes through a time rollover transition.

Given that the issue is even more serious for the iPhone 5, Apple has sent out alerts to owners of the handset stating that they must update to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3rd. Should the iPhone 5 not be updated in time, the handset will be unable to connect to the internet entirely, including web browsing in Safari, email, iCloud and App Store services.

iPhone 5 owners will be presented with the dialog box stating that they need to perform the update.

Should users miss the update by the November 3rd deadline, they’ll need to connect to a computer and...

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02:00
Apple Watch Series 5 now available in South Korea,...

If you’re living in South Korea, Thailand, or Brazil, the Apple Watch Series 5 has just arrived.

Apple will begin selling the smartwatch soon at roughly the same price point in the U.S. as well as Korea or Thailand, where the device sells for 539,000 ($458) and 13,400 ($444) respectively.

The device will be significantly more expensive in Brazil, where prices will start around R$3,999 ($996).

The Apple Watch Series 5 features an ultra-low power display driver that works with optimized watch faces to deliver what is in theory an all-day 18-hour battery life. A number of users have commented that the Apple Watch Series 5 battery does run down a little faster than the Apple Watch Series 4’s battery.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and...

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02:00
Apple patent filing hints at iPhones, iPads with...

Apple has applied for another patent (number 20190324503) — one of a dozen or so — for an “electronic device with a wrap-around display” that hints at a iPhone with a wrap-around screen. And — who knows? — perhaps iPads, as well.

In the patent filing, Apple says that in the last few years the functionality of portable electronic devices has increased “exponentially” and that improvements can be realized by investigating ways to maximize the utility of unused portions of these devices. The tech giant says that, unfortunately, the current form factor, leaves the sides and rear surfaces of an device unused or at best configured with buttons and switches with fixed location and functionality. 

Since many of these buttons and switches have fixed functionality they can’t always be incorporated into third party applications. Apple wants to change this.

Here’s the summary of the patent: “A consumer electronic product includes at...

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02:00
Bose Portable Home Speaker review: This mobile smart...

Doing more with less, Bose challenges the Sonos Move and almost prevails.

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02:00
Swift Publisher 5.5 review: Affordable DTP software...

As someone who still burns a fair amount of DVDs and Blu-rays, I was alarmed to discover my favorite Mac applications for printing disc labels have been either abandoned entirely (R.I.P. Disclabel) or become victims of the macOS Catalina 32-bit “app-ocalypse” (Disc Cover). Thankfully, BeLight Software comes to the rescue by incorporating the latter into their already awesome page layout software.

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A free update for owners of version 5.0, Swift Publisher 5.5 adds a ton of awesome functionality to the most capable and affordable Mac desktop publishing software. This $20 app already gave the likes of Adobe InDesign a run for its money with two-page spreads, unlimited layers, master pages, rich text tools, and print/export of projects in RGB or CMYK...

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01:55
Kuo: 'iPhone SE 2' Entering Mass...

Apple's "iPhone SE 2" is scheduled to go into mass production in January 2020 and will launch at the end of March, according to the latest information from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The timing basically tallies with Kuo's previous reports on the so-called "‌iPhone SE 2‌," in which he predicted a Q1 2020 release for the device, which is expected to start at $399.

Relying on historical patterns in Apple's product release schedule to predict future launches is not without risk, but March has traditionally been the launch month of Apple's more affordable iPhone.

The original iPhone SE was announced on March 21, 2016, pre-orders began on March 24 and the...

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Sunday October 27

23:01
Hyper launches convenient and durable ‘Keychain,’ ‘...

Hyper is out today with a new lineup of USB-C to Lightning cables that makes it convenient to keep one handy in about any scenario. The new HyperDrive Cable series includes Keychain, Lanyard, and Tough. All of the cables are MFi certified and make use of bulletproof ballistic nylon for high durability and longevity.

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16:40
Trick allows RCS messaging on virtually any Android...

Google is trying to speed up RCS' rollout on Android, but you might have a way to enable it sooner than that. Reddit users have posted a trick that lets you enable the richer texting on any compatible Android phone, regardless of carrier. The proce...

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15:38
Review: Noah & Grey wood, steel, & leather...




A premium smartphone like the iPhone 11 Pro warrants a high-class and durable wireless charger to match. The hand-constructed Noah and Grey wireless charger's wood and steel construction seems to fit the bill quite nicely.

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15:21
'Overwatch 2' may debut at BlizzCon with a...

Diablo IV isn't the only high-profile game rumored to debut at BlizzCon. ESPN claims to have a training document revealing plans to introduce Overwatch 2 at the event, which starts November 1st. The description suggests it may be more of a refineme...

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14:07
Air Force's X-37B space plane lands after...

There was no doubt that the US Air Force's X-37B was going to break its own record for time spent in orbit, but it's now clear by how much. The mysterious Boeing-made space plane has landed at Kennedy Space Center after 780 days in orbit, comfortabl...

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12:48
UK set to allow Huawei in 'non-contentious...

After months of talk, the UK is reportedly close to letting Huawei into its 5G networks. Sunday Times sources claim Prime Minister Boris Johnson is close to allowing the Chinese tech giant into "non-contentious" parts of 5G service in the country....

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11:31
Bookends 13.2.7 - Reference management and...

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

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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11:29
Gothalion is the latest big Twitch streamer to...

Add another major streamer to the ranks of those jumping from Twitch to Mixer. Well-known Destiny streamer Cory "Gothalion" Michael (aka KingGothalion) has announced that he will exclusively stream on Mixer starting on October 29th. He explained it...

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10:16
Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test...

Facebook's stance on truth in political ads has been put to the test. The social media giant has removed a 'stunt' ad from a Political Action Committee, the Really Online Lefty League, that falsely claimed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported...

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09:44
Editorial: How Apple beat Samsung in the 2010 global...




Apple hasn't been outpacing Samsung in mobile Application Processor design over the past decade simply due to a first-mover advantage or by just having smarter people designing its silicon. Here's a look at how Apple first snuck past a larger and more entrenched silicon rival to gain its lead in advanced mobile chips, and why it matters to the future of tech.

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09:00
The best wireless charging station now that Apple...

By Nick Guy

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

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07:58
When will watchOS 6 be released for Apple Watch...

watchOS 6 has been available for over a month…but only for the Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4, and Series 5. If you have an older Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 2, you’re still waiting on that watchOS 6 update. Here’s what we know about when it might be released.

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07:30
After Math: Hoping against hope

In uncertain times like these, staying optimistic can be a real challenge. But whether you keep yourself centered with meditation, daily affirmations or sheer stubbornness, take a cue from this week in rose tinted headlines.

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06:30
New video pits the iPhone 11 Pro against a Canon...

The iPhone 11 Pro camera has been put to the test in numerous different scenarios so far, including competing with the Pixel 4, Night Mode tests, and more. Now, YouTuber Matti Haapoja has put the iPhone 11 Pro to the test against a $7,500 DSLR camera.

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The post New video pits the iPhone 11 Pro against a Canon DLSR, and it’s closer than ever appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:49
Review: Jabra Elite 85h ANC headphones pack serious...




The Jabra Elite 85h ANC headphones are subtly designed and hide some seriously smart features, such as automatically pausing playback when removed, as well as having a dedicated button to call for a digital assistant.

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05:40
Apple's iPhone 11 Launched in South Korea...

On Friday Apple's iPhone 11 went on sale in South Korea with better than expected results

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05:29
This week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumors,...

In this week’s top stories: Apple hid a Lightning connector in the Apple TV 4K, new iOS 13.2 beta, Dark Mode’s affect on battery life, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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05:03
Google Assistant is ready to find your Tile tracker

As promised, Google Assistant can now help find your Tile trackers with very little effort. Link the Bluetooth gadget in the Google Home app, set up Voice Match in Assistant and you can ask the voice helper to locate your trackers (and hopefully, th...

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05:00
Comment: How can you make a true backup of iCloud...

I’ve been obsessed with photo management and photo backup for years now. Before iCloud Photos, I used services like Everpix (RIP), Loom, and others. I’m all in on iCloud Photos, but I also let Google Photos and Amazon Photos upload my photos as well. My iCloud Photo library has grown to the place where I can no longer keep it all offline on my laptop (500GB) and still have room for other things. This situation makes my Time Machine and Backblaze backup useless for my photos since the majority of them are in iCloud. I’d love to see Apple or another company offer a way to...

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00:43
Nissan's dual-motor Leaf test car hints at...

If Nissan is going to build production versions of EV concepts like the Ariya, it's going to need considerably more from its electric powerplants. Thankfully, that work is well underway. The car brand has unveiled a Leaf-based test car that packs d...

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Saturday October 26

19:40
Apple warns iPhone 5 owners to update if they want...

if you're still clinging to your iPhone 5 for dear life, you'll want to be sure it's running the latest available software -- the consequences could be serious if you don't. Apple has started warning iPhone 5 owners with full-screen alerts that they...

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18:24
Apple's Core i9 MacBook Pro falls to $2,499 at...




Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro with multiple upgrades is on sale at both Amazon and B&H this weekend, with the 8-core model dropping to $2,499 after a $300 cash discount.

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17:36
Healthcare risk algorithm had 'significant...

There's more evidence of algorithms demonstrating racial bias. Researchers have determined that a "widely used" risk prediction algorithm from a major (but unnamed) healthcare provider had a "significant racial bias." While it didn't directly consi...

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16:19
Facebook AI can 'hide' people from facial...

Facebook has already stopped using facial recognition by default, but now it might have a way for people to dodge facial recognition altogether. Its researchers have developed an AI system that can "de-identify" people in real time, including live v...

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15:00
Review: ColorWare custom-painted AirPods look...




If you are tired of the normal white AirPods, a custom-painted pair of Apple's audio accessories from ColorWave could be a good alternative for people wanting a more personalized set. A matte black pair with a vibrant red case are put through their paces to see how they hold up under use.

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14:54
Uber Eats test offers cooking classes and dining...

Uber has started experimenting with a new feature that could eventually rival Airbnb's Experiences. According to Forbes, the company has sent an email to San Francisco-based Uber Eats customers, telling them that they can book Uber Moments offerings...

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13:35
Tesla update gives EVs more power and '...

Tesla's latest earnings call hinted at an update that would boost its electric cars' performance, and now that update appears to be rolling out -- with a few extras in store. Drivers receiving the upgrade get roughly five percent more power thanks t...

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13:02
Apple advises iPhone 5 owners to update to iOS 10.3....




Apple has started to warn owners of the iPhone 5 to update their devices from their current iOS version to iOS 10.3.4 by November 3 to continue using the App Store and iCloud, or face updating only by performing a backup and restore with a Mac or PC beyond that date.

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12:20
Apple Arcade's latest additions include '...

Apple has added five more games to its Arcade game subscription service, making its selection more robust like it promised at launch. First in the new list is Fallen Knight by FairPlay Studios, a side scrolling action platformer where you play Lancel...

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12:00
Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to...

You may remember that, back in July, Apple released rare bug-fix updates for older versions of its operating system: iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6. This was necessary to help keep older iPhones and iPads maintain accurate location functionality as the GPS network goes through a time rollover transition.

However, the problem is even more serious for iPhone 5. Apple is sending out alerts to iPhone 5 owners that their phones must be updated to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3. If the iPhone 5 is not updated in time, it will be unable to connect to the internet entirely, including web browsing in Safari, email, iCloud and App Store services.

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11:56
The History of Computing Podcast: Susan Kare And Why...
11:18
Chinese report suggests ‘AirPods Pro’ will come in...

The rumours around new AirPods continue to build. A Chinese report today from Economic Daily News indicates that Apple will sell the ‘AirPods Pro’ in multiple colors, like black, white and midnight green. This would be significant as obviously the current AirPods only come in white.

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11:03
Trump administration may blacklist Chinese firms...

The US trade war is meant in part to punish China for allowing intellectual property theft, but the Trump administration might not be convinced it goes far enough. Washington Post sources claim that White House advisor Peter Navarro is exploring a p...

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10:49
AirPods Pro to Feature New Colors, Including Black...

"AirPods Pro" will come in as many as eight colors, including White, Black, and a new Midnight Green finish to match iPhone 11 Pro models, according to a Chinese-language report from the Economic Daily News.

AirPods Pro concept via Jablíčkář.cz

Google's machine translation of the report is not easy to decipher, so the source of the information is unclear. Eight colors would certainly be a lot, although it is not out of the question given that Apple has made Beats headphones like the Solo3 available in over a dozen colors over the years.

The report also backs rumors that the AirPods Pro will feature active noise cancellation and water resistance. Last...

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09:48
Apple is Considering Giving Priority to Third-Party...

On Tuesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Delivered a Speech about the Company's work on Climate Change and more at the 30th Anniversary of Ceres." After his speech Cook sat down the GQ for a brief interview. Our report touches on one of the main points that stood out

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09:47
Recommended Reading: How memes became political...

How memes got weaponized: A short history
Joan Donovan,
MIT Technology Review

Memes are entertaining, but they've also become key weapons in politics and the spread of misinformation. This piece starts with just one of many insane stories: "In Oct...

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08:28
Windows 10X leak reveals a mix of desktop and mobile...

Microsoft has already teased a few details for Windows 10X, but a leak has revealed a whole lot more. Well-known sleuther WalkingCat discovered a (since-pulled) document cache detailing Windows 10X's interface, and it's clear the changes extend far...

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Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi has offered some advice to an aspiring programmer in an email, with the Apple executive advising to keep studying, become an expert, broaden their horizons, and to follow their heart.

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Earlier this week, Tim Cook gave the keynote address at a Ceres sustainability gala. At that same event, the Apple CEO sat down with GQ to talk more about Apple’s sustainability goals as they relate to the iPhone, retail, and more.

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Welcome to your weekend! This week we reviewed the Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Surface Pro 7, Canon M6 Mark II and GoPro Max. Once you've given those a look along with some other news highlights from the last few day...

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