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Tuesday May 12

12:26
Apple releases 2D15 firmware update for second-...

Apple on Tuesday issued a firmware update with a build number of 2D15 for second-generation AirPods wireless headphones.

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12:23
How hard is it to kickflip a skateboard made with $...

Apple’s Mac Pro Wheels are a $400 upgrade if you buy them when you’re configuring the machine but if you want to buy them after? That runs a cool $700. We’ve seen lots of fun had around the sky-high price and minimal utility of these computer wheels but now YouTuber Braille Skateboarding has taken things to the next level with a functioning Mac Pro Wheel custom skateboard.

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12:21
Deals: Apple Watch drops to $179, AirPods fall to $...

Today's top Apple deals include price drops on the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple AirPods and a premium Core i9 27-inch iMac 5K that's loaded with upgrades. Save up to $400 instantly.

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12:18
Apple now considers your 2014 MacBook Air '...

Some of Apple’s better-known laptops are riding off into the proverbial sunset, at least as far as the company is concerned. The company has added (via MacRumors) mid-2013 and mid-2014 MacBook Air models (plus the mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro) to its...

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11:53
Apple Updates Second-Generation AirPods Firmware to...

A week after releasing a new firmware update for the AirPods Pro, Apple has pushed the same firmware to the second-generation AirPods, updating them from the previous 2A364 firmware to the new 2D15 firmware.

Apple didn't make it clear what's new in the refreshed firmware at this time, and ‌AirPods Pro‌ owners had mixed reactions to the update, with some saying that it improved Active Noise Cancellation and others finding that it did not.

The second-generation ‌AirPods‌ don't have Active Noise Cancellation, so it's unknown what improvements are included in the firmware. ‌AirPods‌ firmware updates often provide performance improvements, bug fixes, and feature tweaks.

You can check to see what firmware your ‌AirPods‌ have installed by following...

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11:53
Apple Updates Second-Generation AirPods Firmware to...

A week after releasing a new firmware update for the AirPods Pro, Apple has pushed the same firmware to the second-generation AirPods, updating them from the previous 2A364 firmware to the new 2D15 firmware.

Apple didn't make it clear what's new in the refreshed firmware at this time, and ‌AirPods Pro‌ owners had mixed reactions to the update, with some saying that it improved Active Noise Cancellation and others finding that it did not.

The second-generation ‌AirPods‌ don't have Active Noise Cancellation, so it's unknown what improvements are included in the firmware. ‌AirPods‌ firmware updates often provide performance improvements, bug fixes, and feature tweaks.

You can check to see what firmware your ‌AirPods‌ have installed by following...

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11:50
'Iron Man VR' will arrive on July 3rd

Sony delayed Iron Man VR a second time in early April due to the impact of COVID-19, and it has now found a new release date for the virtual reality shooter. All going well, it'll be available for PS VR on July 3rd. Thank you to our amazing, suppor...

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11:40
New BundleHunt Mac app sale starts at just $2 on 44...

The latest Bundlehunt app sale has arrived and it’s a good one. For the first time, Bundlehunt is not charging a flat fee to unlock this sale, instead, you can start creating the bundle of your choice with no additional costs. Of course, there are all full activated titles with “instant access” to downloads and license keys. This is one of the best ways to add a substantial number of apps to your Mac without breaking the bank, as BundleHunt offers notable savings across the board. Every app comes fully unlocked and compatible with Catalina. You can find all of our top picks from today’s sale down below or check out the entire sale for yourself.

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11:34
August's slimmer WiFi smart lock is now...

After debuting earlier this year at CES 2020, August's latest smart lock is now available to buy. Starting today, you can purchase the $250 WiFi Smart Lock on the company's website and Best Buy (where it seems to have sold out already). On May 17th,...

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11:23
Apple adds 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air, Pro models to...

Apple on Tuesday added a few additional MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to its vintage and obsolete products list, a bit later than previously expected.

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11:21
Twitter will let employees work from home...

Numerous tech giants are letting staff work from home for months while pandemic concerns persist, but Twitter is taking things one step further. The social network has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it will let many staff work from home indefinitely...

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11:18
The confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the hacker who...

Settle in. This is going to be a bumpy ride of a story.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:14
Best online printing services

Not every photo you have needs to be printed but there is something to be said for printing off your best shots. There’s something about the tangible nature of a printed photo or a shot you took hanging on your wall that showing it via a phone or computer screen just can’t recreate.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:58
Apple could be working on more than one type of ‘...

Could Apple be working on more than one type of augmented reality (AR) glasses? The tech giant is almost certainly working on a head-mounted display (HMD). However, reliable leaker Jon Prosser said on the tech podcast Gadget Cast that Apple is working on AR glasses that support 5G networks and are more akin design-wise to regular glasses than an HMD.

Prosser says he saw two prototypes at the company’s premises, both of which were “clean" and "slick" in appearances. He expects the Apple Glasses to be announced next year with these likely features:

° They’ll be normal prescription glasses that display an interface on the inside of the lens.

° Anyone facing an Apple Glasses-wearing user won’t be able to see the AR display, which will overlay digital images over the user’s real-life surroundings. 

° The Apple Glasses wold work in tandem with...

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10:45
‘What the Golf’ is coming to the Nintendo Switch on...

The hilarious, physics-based pseudo-golf game What the Golf is making its way to the Nintendo Switch later this month. The game was initially released in September on Apple Arcade and Windows, and won the 2020 Game Developers Choice Award for the bes...

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10:40
Belkin in final stages to produce emergency...

We’ve seen a number of tech companies like Apple and Nomad contribute to COVID-19 relief in substantial ways. Now popular accessory maker Belkin is in the final stages of getting emergency ventilators into production to help health systems that need the life-saving device.

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The post Belkin in final stages to produce emergency ventilators for COVID-19 relief appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:35
Motorola promises one additional Android update for...

By our estimation, Motorola's first flagship in four years is a decent, if not completely compelling high-end phone. Not everyone will like the Edge+'s signature "waterfall" display, and its vaunted stereo speakers could be better. The good news is t...

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10:32
SteelSeries announces Nimbus Plus game controller...

As noted by The Verge, SteelSeries has announced the Nimbus Plus, a new controller designed for gaming on Apple devices. It improves on its predecessor with features such as clickable joysticks, a purported 50-hour battery life, and “ultra-responsive” triggers.

Like its predecessor, the Nimbus Plus charges via a Lightning connector. It will come bundled with a mount for the controller, which could come in handy using it with an iPhone. A SteelSeries spokesperson told The Verge that the Nimbus Plus “will allow users to play tons of Apple Arcade games across the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV (and Mac).”

The Nimbus Plus is supposedly available for purchase now on Apple’s website for US$69.99, though I couldn’t find it. SteelSeries is slated to sell the controller on its website starting May...

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10:25
Instagram adds new comment filtering tools to combat...

Instagram is ramping up its anti-bullying measures with a series of updates meant to give users more control over how others interact with their account. Among the changes: new comment filtering tools and restrictions on tagging and mentions. The upd...

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10:20
Copertina Magic Case holds both an iPad Pro and a...

Pad & Quill has announced the Copertina Magic Cases for iPad Pro, which protect not only the tablet, but also a Magic Keyboard or Smart Keyboard

The cases are available for pre-order for US$99.95 for a limited time (the regular price will be $109.95. They’ll ship the week of May 17 in versions for both the 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

You can get an optional interior case with the Copertina for $8.95. What’s more, an Apple Pencil 2 charges while in the charcoal hued case.

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10:17
‘Apex Legends’ developers’ new studio embraces...

Two key Respawn Entertainment developers have started a new game studio called Gravity Well, with a focus on fostering a healthy work environment. Drew McCoy and Jon Shiring have worked on major titles over the last decade-plus -- Call of Duty 4: Mod...

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10:12
Webush: Apple set to surge 10% with upcoming iPhone...

Apple is set to surge 10% to US$350 as the iPhone 12 helps reinvigorate growth going into 2021, according to a note from Wedbush — as noted by Business Insider.

The financial services and investment firm says the tech giant’s Services business is “on track” to hit $60 billion in annual revenue next year, has held up well amid the coronavirus pandemic, and is worth between $500 billion to $600 billion, according to Wedbush. Wedbush thinks Apple has exited the “eye” of the “COVID-19 storm” from both a demand and supply chain perspective. 

The subscription-based unit — which includes Apple TV+, Apple Music, Arcade, and more, is expected to hit $60 billion in annual revenue in 2021 and is worth between $500 billion and $600 billion. Meanwhile, Webush says the iPhone 12 should represent the next chapter of growth for Apple, even if it isn’t released this fall and is delayed to November or December....

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10:12
Webush: Apple set to surge 10% with upcoming iPhone...

Apple is set to surge 10% to US$350 as the iPhone 12 helps reinvigorate growth going into 2021, according to a note from Wedbush — as noted by Business Insider.

The financial services and investment firm says the tech giant’s Services business is “on track” to hit $60 billion in annual revenue next year, has held up well amid the coronavirus pandemic, and is worth between $500 billion to $600 billion, according to Wedbush. Wedbush thinks Apple has exited the “eye” of the “COVID-19 storm” from both a demand and supply chain perspective. 

The subscription-based unit — which includes Apple TV+, Apple Music, Arcade, and more, is expected to hit $60 billion in annual revenue in 2021 and is worth between $500 billion and $600 billion. Meanwhile, Webush says the iPhone 12 should represent the next chapter of growth for Apple, even if it isn’t released this fall and is delayed to November or December....

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10:12
Webush: Apple set to surge 10% with upcoming iPhone...

Apple is set to surge 10% to US$350 as the iPhone 12 helps reinvigorate growth going into 2021, according to a note from Wedbush — as noted by Business Insider.

The financial services and investment firm says the tech giant’s Services business is “on track” to hit $60 billion in annual revenue next year, has held up well amid the coronavirus pandemic, and is worth between $500 billion to $600 billion, according to Wedbush. Wedbush thinks Apple has exited the “eye” of the “COVID-19 storm” from both a demand and supply chain perspective. 

The subscription-based unit — which includes Apple TV+, Apple Music, Arcade, and more, is expected to hit $60 billion in annual revenue in 2021 and is worth between $500 billion and $600 billion. Meanwhile, Webush says the iPhone 12 should represent the next chapter of growth for Apple, even if it isn’t released this fall and is delayed to November or December....

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10:12
Webush: Apple set to surge 10% with upcoming iPhone...

Apple is set to surge 10% to US$350 as the iPhone 12 helps reinvigorate growth going into 2021, according to a note from Wedbush — as noted by Business Insider.

The financial services and investment firm says the tech giant’s Services business is “on track” to hit $60 billion in annual revenue next year, has held up well amid the coronavirus pandemic, and is worth between $500 billion to $600 billion, according to Wedbush. Wedbush thinks Apple has exited the “eye” of the “COVID-19 storm” from both a demand and supply chain perspective. 

The subscription-based unit — which includes Apple TV+, Apple Music, Arcade, and more, is expected to hit $60 billion in annual revenue in 2021 and is worth between $500 billion and $600 billion. Meanwhile, Webush says the iPhone 12 should represent the next chapter of growth for Apple, even if it isn’t released this fall and is delayed to November or December....

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10:08
Huawei skirts US trade bans with a 'new'...

Last year, Huawei released its flagship P30 Pro smartphone, which came with Android 9 Pie. The US government threw a wrench in the Chinese company’s plans though, by imposing trade restrictions that meant Huawei wouldn’t be able to use the American-m...

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09:58
Skim 1.5.9 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

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

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.5.9

New Features

  • Save edits to form elements.
  • Replace email functionality with more generic share functions.
  • Add Share toolbar button.
  • Allow process switching in Presentation mode, useful for online presentations.
  • New hidden preference to allow resizing the Presentation window.
  • Ask to replace a new bookmark when using an existing label.

Bugs Fixed

  • Activate editor from display line script after showing document.
  • Smoother presentation transitions.
  • Fix selection in presentation transition sheet.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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09:31
Sleep Cycle debuts new standalone Apple Watch app...

Sleep Cycle has released an all-new Apple Watch application today. The popular sleep tracking application debuted an Apple Watch app in 2018, but ended up discontinuing it due to “restrictions” in iOS. The new Apple Watch app for Sleep Cycle is completely standalone for watchOS.

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09:30
beaTunes 5.2.8 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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09:11
Schwarzenegger is coming to 'Predator: Hunting...

For the first time in 33 years, Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise the role of Dutch from 1987's Predator movie. On May 26th, you'll be able to play as Major Alan Schaefer in multiplayer shooter Predator: Hunting Grounds, provided you're willing to b...

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09:02
Specialized's latest e-bike is a super-light...

Specialized has been churning out road and mountain bikes since the 70s, and developed its first electric model in 2012. Since then we've seen the company's chops in action as it electrified many of its models, and the new Turbo Vado SL, in particula...

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09:00
Facebook deploys AI in its fight against hate speech...

Even in the year 2020, it’s not very hard to be led astray on Facebook. Click a few misleading links and you can find yourself at the bottom of an ethnonationalist rabbit hole facing a flurry of hate speech and medical misinformation. But with the he...

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09:00
'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2' HD...

The original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its sequel were touchstones of the Y2K era. Alongside pop-culture hits like Jackass and CKY, the games precipitated a huge spike in the popularity of skateboarding in the United States, and spawned more than a...

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09:00
Moog Subharmonicon review: An experimental synth...

Moog’s current lineup of semi-modular synths all have cute mother-themed names: Mother-32, Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM), Grandmother and Matriarch. But the newest entry -- the $699 Subharmonicon -- abandons that tradition, even though it’s part...

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08:54
Apple’s Pro Display XDR gets first discount in today...

Today’s best deals include the first notable discount on Apple’s Pro Display XDR, iPhone essentials from Anker, and third-party Apple Watch Sport Bands from $5. Hit the jump for all that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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08:50
BusyCal 3.10 and BusyContacts 1.4.6

Bring enhancements and bug fixes to the two personal information management apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 22.9/13.1 MB)

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08:39
Sony reveals PlayStation Studios branding for its...

Sony is bringing together its games studios under a single branding umbrella. Starting in the fall, it’ll release all first-party PS4 and PS5 games as PlayStation Studios titles, and it revealed an animated logo that pulls a trick or two from the Mar...

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08:28
9to5Mac Daily: May 12, 2020 – AirPods Studio...

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

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08:27
Deals: Verizon Discounts Wide Range of iPad Cases,...

Verizon recently opened up a new sale on a variety of iPad cases, with prices hitting as low as $16.00. In the sale, you'll find cases and folios for the 9.7-inch iPad, 10.5-inch iPad Air and old iPad Pro, and the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

These discounts include cases made by Speck, Tech21, OtterBox, Incipio, and some Verizon-branded accessories. Additionally, there is one discount on Apple's official Smart Folio for the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro, at a notable low price of just $30.00. This $70 discount can be seen...

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08:26
Poco's F2 Pro is a high-end, all-screen phone...

Earlier this year, Xiaomi decided to spin off its sub-brand that created the Pocophone F1. Now known as Poco, the company has announced its latest phone, the F2 Pro, and like its predecessor, it features flagship specs and a slick design. With a 6.67...

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08:26
This morning Apple

This morning Apple unveiled a major update to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools. With its collection of powerful creative features, Logic Pro X 10.5 will be a massive release for all musicians, including those producing electronic music.

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08:21
Apple battles Ableton Live with new Logic Pro X 10.5...

Today, Apple announced Logic Pro X 10.5, a major update to its popular digital audio workstation (DAW) for macOS. Key new features include a pro version of Live Loops, a new drum-machine-like tool (Step Sequencer) for making drum beats and other sounds, and some significant updates to the Sampler tool.

Taking a page right out of competing DAW Ableton Live’s book, Live Loops offers a grid-based approach to plotting out loops and samples. Apple also introduced a new feature called Remix...

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08:09
Apple Pay boosts contactless payments in Australia

Apple is helping banks and financial institutions push contactless payments in Australia, a report claims, with Apple Pay continuing to be the largest non-bank contactless mobile payment service in the country for another year.

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08:04
New August Wi-Fi Smart Lock with HomeKit now...

After being announced at CES 2020, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available to order. The updated design is a significantly smaller form factor as well as integrating Wi-Fi directly, as the name suggests.

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08:00
YouTube Music will transfer your Google Play songs...

It’s been almost two years since YouTube Music launched as a full-fledged, paid competitor to Spotify and Apple Music. But even though Google positioned it as a replacement for its own Google Play Music service and something that could take on other...

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07:51
Deals: Save on AmazonBasics Lightning Cables,...

Today we've tracked a collection of accessory sales across Woot and Amazon, including solid deals on Lightning cables, a USB-C MacBook dongle, and the SanDisk 256GB portable SSD. Additionally, there's a discount on the Apple Watch Series 3 at Walmart.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Woot has the AmazonBasics USB-A to Lightning Cable (2-pack, 3ft) for $19.99 in a variety of colors. If you need a longer cable, the 6ft option is available for $22.99 as well. In another Woot accessory sale, the Macally USB-C to USB-A dongle (2-pack) is on sale for...

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07:49
Logic Pro X 10.5 - Music creation and audio...

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated new tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that's designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it's needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.



Version 10.5:

Live Loops

  • Compose music by arranging and triggering cells in a grid using loops, samples, and your recordings
  • Perform and capture freeform arrangement ideas into the tracks area
  • Add Remix FX to perform creative effects like filters, gates, repeaters, and bitcrusher
  • Use Logic Remote on your iPad or iPhone to perform Live Loops and Remix FX using Multi-Touch gestures to trigger several loops or effects simultaneously

Sampler

  • Create and edit sophisticated multi-...
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07:42
August's New HomeKit-Enabled Wi-Fi Smart Lock...

First introduced at CES 2020, smart home accessory maker August's new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available to order for $249.99 on its website and at Best Buy, with availability at more retailers to follow on May 17.

August says the Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45 percent smaller and 20 percent slimmer than its Smart Lock Pro, and Wi-Fi connectivity eliminates the need for a bridge. Available in matte black and silver, the lock also sports a sleeker design with more rounded edges, and a new August badge helps users to visually identify the device's lock status.

As with other smart locks, the Wi-Fi Smart Lock allows you to lock or unlock a door remotely and grant access to family members, friends, and trusted visitors. And with the Activity Feed, you can know who is coming and going at any time, complete with push notifications. There are also auto-lock and auto-unlock features.

HomeKit...

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07:40
Apple's 10.2-inch iPad with LTE drops to $380...

Amazon’s latest sale on the 10.2-inch iPad with cellular drops the price down from $460 to $380. That’s the lowest price the cellular model has been on Amazon, and it’s close to the regular price of the WiFi-only model. The discount makes it a good d...

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07:36
Wedbush raises Apple price target to $350, says...

Investment bank Wedbush is raising its Apple price target to $350 on what it describes as a robust performance by the company's services, plus prospects of recovering demand and the highly anticipated "iPhone 12."

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07:33
Chinese smartphone sales up 17%, but govt stops (...

Chinese smartphone sales appear to have strongly rebounded from the coronavirus crisis, as government figures show April sales up 17% year-on-year.

In part, of course, this will be pent-up demand from March, when the local economic outlook in the country was much less certain…

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07:31
Apple adds fresh beat-making tools to Logic Pro X

When it comes to digital audio workstations (DAWs), there are a variety of compelling choices for both beginner and more experienced audio producers. For Apple users, Logic Pro has always been a popular go-to thanks to its relatively affordable price...

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07:30
All the gear that goes into capturing Google Street...

This article popped up on Hacker News this morning, though it is dated December 20th. Glad it did. Fascinating read, with lots of photos of the various gear used to create Street View models.

I’d love a similar detailed look at Apple’s mapping gear.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:24
August’s new Wi-Fi Smart Lock with HomeKit and 45%...

Announced back at CES in January, August has today launched its new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. The updated hardware sees a number of improvements like built-in WiFi (no bridge needed) an all-new design that’s 45% smaller than the August Smart Lock Pro, and HomeKit support.

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07:23
Zoom in to the most detailed photo ever of Rembrandt...

The Rijksmuseum:

The Rijksmuseum’s imaging team led by datascientist Robert Erdmann made this photograph of The Night Watch from a total of 528 exposures. The 24 rows of 22 pictures were stitched together digitally with the aid of neural networks. The final image is made up of 44.8 gigapixels (44,804,687,500 pixels), and the distance between each pixel is 20 micrometres (0.02 mm). This enables the scientists to study the painting in detail remotely. The image will also be used to accurately track any future ageing processes taking place in the painting.

Not quite as well known as the Mona Lisa, The Night Watch is still one of the great master paintings. Like the Mona Lisa, if you do get to see the painting in person, you are kept at enough of a distance away that it is impossible to truly see any of the detail.

With this hyper-resolution release, you now have the...

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07:22
'Hamilton' is coming to Disney+ on July...

Earlier this year, Disney won the bidding war for the filmed version of megahit musical Hamilton, which was shot in 2016 and features the original cast. Disney was going to bring the film to movie theaters in October 2021, but it’s bringing forward t...

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07:15
Kool Tools: August Wi-Fi smart lock

August Home, Inc, a provider of smart and secure front door solutions, says its August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available for purchase. 

The retrofit smart lock comes equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi connection and a brand new compact design the size of a standard doorknob, courtesy of August co-founder and renowned designer Yves Béhar. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro, yet still delivers the same advanced...

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07:15
Kool Tools: August Wi-Fi smart lock

August Home, Inc, a provider of smart and secure front door solutions, says its August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available for purchase. 

The retrofit smart lock comes equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi connection and a brand new compact design the size of a standard doorknob, courtesy of August co-founder and renowned designer Yves Béhar. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro, yet still delivers the same advanced...

| Read more »
07:15
Kool Tools: August Wi-Fi smart lock

August Home, Inc, a provider of smart and secure front door solutions, says its August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available for purchase. 

The retrofit smart lock comes equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi connection and a brand new compact design the size of a standard doorknob, courtesy of August co-founder and renowned designer Yves Béhar. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro, yet still delivers the same advanced...

| Read more »
07:15
Kool Tools: August Wi-Fi smart lock

August Home, Inc, a provider of smart and secure front door solutions, says its August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available for purchase. 

The retrofit smart lock comes equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi connection and a brand new compact design the size of a standard doorknob, courtesy of August co-founder and renowned designer Yves Béhar. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro, yet still delivers the same advanced...

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07:15
Apple wins patent for Adjustable Privacy Level...

Apple's engineers began to work on displays with a privacy mode as back as 2009 (published in 2011) in context with a tiny iPod display. In February of this year a new display privacy mode patent application surfaced covering flat or curved displays from a MacBook to an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Today a granted patent surfaced covering a more advanced version of this idea ...

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07:12
Apple's ‘biggest update’ to Logic Pro X in...

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled what it’s calling “the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X” in 2013, bringing it more in line with GarageBand while also adding powerful sampling, sequencing, and editing tools.

Most notably, the X.5 update brings “a professional version” of Garageband’s Live Loops that debuted in January 2016. As one of GarageBand’s most popular features, Live Loops let musicians “play, edit, and arrange musical ideas in real-time” by either selecting from a library of instruments and pre-recorded cells or creating their own sounds. Live Loops works the same on Logic Pro X as it does on GarageBand, though tracks can be “further refined using all of the professional production features in Logic...

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07:11
Some of the world’s best cloud talent is assembling...

Protocol:

It’s getting cloudy over at Apple.

Nice little turn of phrase there, Tom Krazit!

A new book from BuzzFeed News’ Alex Kantrowitz reported that Apple’s internal engineering teams operate “in a state of tumult,” staffed by contractors from different firms that find themselves in constant conflict over resources and priorities. “Until Apple gives the division a hard look, its employees will be stuck spending their time reworking broken internal software, and wishing they were inventing instead,” he wrote.

The book in question is Always Day One, released April 7th.

In late 2018, Apple announced plans to invest $10 billion in data center construction over the next five years, adding capacity in Iowa alongside five existing data centers.

I’ve always wondered when Apple would follow their “own the entire stack...

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07:00
How to use your high-end camera as a webcam

If you’ve recently joined the work-from-home brigade, you’ve probably discovered the joy (or pain) of using video conferencing apps like Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts. You may also be meeting up with pals or family members by video to ease COVID-19...

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06:58
Roland announces expansion of Roland Cloud 

Roland, a manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, has announced the largest expansion yet to Roland Cloud, the company’s evolving cloud-based platform offering more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries.

The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website and welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument that will change the relationship that hardware and software creatives have with sound. Other enhancements include new membership plan options, Lifetime Key purchases, international...

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06:58
Roland announces expansion of Roland Cloud 

Roland, a manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, has announced the largest expansion yet to Roland Cloud, the company’s evolving cloud-based platform offering more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries.

The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website and welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument that will change the relationship that hardware and software creatives have with sound. Other enhancements include new membership plan options, Lifetime Key purchases, international...

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06:58
Roland announces expansion of Roland Cloud 

Roland, a manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, has announced the largest expansion yet to Roland Cloud, the company’s evolving cloud-based platform offering more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries.

The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website and welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument that will change the relationship that hardware and software creatives have with sound. Other enhancements include new membership plan options, Lifetime Key purchases, international...

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06:58
Roland announces expansion of Roland Cloud 

Roland, a manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, has announced the largest expansion yet to Roland Cloud, the company’s evolving cloud-based platform offering more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries.

The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website and welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument that will change the relationship that hardware and software creatives have with sound. Other enhancements include new membership plan options, Lifetime Key purchases, international...

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06:54
Updated SteelSeries Nimbus+ offers 50 hours of...

Game accessory producer SteelSeries has updated its Nimbus wireless controller, with the MFi-certified Nimbus+ boasting a 50-hour battery life and a mount for an iPhone for extended gaming sessions on the move.

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06:48
SteelSeries Launches New Apple-Certified Gaming...

SteelSeries today announced the launch of its new MFi-certified Nimbus+ wireless gaming controller for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, with key features including clickable joysticks and up to 50 hours of battery life.

Included in the box is an optional mount for attaching an iPhone directly onto the controller.

Nimbus+ replaces the original Nimbus, which SteelSeries claims was the world's best-selling mobile gaming controller.

The controller is launching today for $69.99 on Apple.com, although the product listing has yet to appear. It will also be available at SteelSeries.com starting May 26.Tag: SteelSeries
This article, "SteelSeries Launches New Apple-Certified Gaming Controller With Clickable Joysticks...

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06:41
‘Minecraft Earth’ players can share their builds...

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Microsoft has made Minecraft Earth easier and more appealing to play at home. It introduced “adventure crystals” that spawn where you are, and it improved access to “tappables” that spawn more often and closer to...

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06:34
Future Apple Watches could measure wind resistance...

Future Apple Watches could better measure wind resistance for bikers and runners. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,650,699) for “calculating an estimate of wind resistance experienced by a cyclist.”

A cyclist or runner may wish to receive a measurement or estimate of their power output and/or calories burned while they ride or run. One way by which power output can be measured is the installation of a power meter onto a bicycle. However, such meters require installation and may be expensive. Another method for estimating power output is to measure the cyclist's heart rate and generate an estimate of power output based on the heart rate. 

Also, Apple notes, that while inexpensive, heart rate measurements and estimation of cyclist power output based on heart rate can require significant power to operate the sensor. Another approach is to estimate power output based on distance traveled and/or speed at which that distance is traveled...

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06:33
Parents can now see their kids’ Spotify listening...

Spotify Kids launched in the US in March, providing curated family-friendly content. The app today adds parental controls, including the ability to review your children’s Spotify listening history, and block individual songs and stories…

more…

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06:25
SteelSeries Nimbus+ is the latest Apple MFi game...

SteelSeries today announced the latest version of its MFi game controller, the Nimbus+. The controller is basically an MFi version of its Stratus Duo controller compatible with Android devices.

The new plus model offers ten hours of additional battery life over the old Nimbus controller, as well as clickable joysticks. The controller is going on sale for $69 at Apple retail, and will be available on SteelSeries’ website at the end of the month.

more…

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06:16
Dash 5.1.5 - Instant search and offline access to...

Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Features:

  • Documentation Browser
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java EE,...
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06:11
Apple granted patent for innovative vehicle safety...

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,647,286) for “occupant safety systems” that offers a unique take on airbags and other safety features in vehicles.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that vehicular airbags often use interior components such as dash panels, roof rails, and steering wheels both for packaging purposes and to provide reaction surfaces to interact with the airbags and provide the necessary reaction force. In the absence of adequate reaction surfaces or tethers, airbags would deflect too much to adequately protect an occupant during a collision. 

During a collision, occupants are protected from loose objects placed on empty seats within a traditional one- two- or three-row vehicle, such as backpacks or electronic devices, by seat backrests acting as barriers, the backrests impeding motion of the loose objects between the rows of seats. In non-traditional vehicle designs, for example,...

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06:10
2020 13-inch MacBook Pro review: The standard macOS...

Apple's overhaul of its laptop lineup is complete: the new 13-inch MacBook Pro ditches the controversial butterfly keyboard in favor of the tried-and-true Magic Keyboard, and it brings spec bumps, to boot.

While the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is in most respects very similar to its 2019 predecessor, this update rounds out an overhaul of the MacBook lineup that Apple has had underway for several months.

The result is an effective workhorse machine that fills a gap in the lineup for the kinds of professional and hobbyist users who need strong CPU performance, but for whom graphics are secondary—people like developers and the like....

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06:01
Logic Pro X 10.5 offers new tools for electronic...

Apple has unveiled an update (version 10.5) to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools. 

Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing, says “Logic Pro X 10.5 represents the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X, with powerful new tools that will inspire every artist.”

With Live Loops on the Mac, Logic users can now create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways. Loops, samples, and recordings can be organized into a new musical grid, where musicians can spontaneously perform and capture different arrangement ideas into the timeline. From there, tracks can be further refined using all of the professional production features in Logic. 

Remix FX enhances Live Loops with a collection of electronic effects like Bitcrusher, filter, gater, and repeater that can be performed in real time over individual tracks or...

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06:00
Spark email gains full mouse and trackpad support on...

Popular email client Spark is out with a nice update today that sees full iPad mouse and trackpad support arrive as well as new email emoji reactions for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

more…

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06:00
This is it - the last chance to get Babbel Language...

Whether you have some extra time on your hands or are looking to add to your job skills, learning a new language is always a good thing to do. Babbel Language Learning is the acknowledged leader in teaching people new languages, and we’ve been featuring it this spring. All good things must end, and this week is your last chance to get a lifetime subscription for $159 — 59% off the regular price.

Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, and many more languages with Babbel, the #1 top-grossing language-learning app in the world. Developed by over 100 expert linguists, Babbel is helping millions of people speak a new language quickly and with...

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06:00
AA20-133A: Top 10 Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities

Original release date: May 12, 2020
Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the broader U.S. Government are providing this technical guidance to advise IT security professionals at public and private sector organizations to place an increased priority on patching the most commonly known vulnerabilities exploited by sophisticated foreign cyber actors.

This alert provides details on vulnerabilities routinely exploited by foreign cyber actors—primarily Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs)[1]—to help organizations reduce the risk of these foreign threats.

Foreign cyber actors continue to exploit publicly known—and often dated—software vulnerabilities against broad target sets, including public and private sector organizations. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities often requires fewer resources as compared with zero-day exploits for...

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05:56
Apple announces ‘big’ update of Logic Pro X

Apple has unveiled an update (version 10.5) to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools. With its collection of powerful creative features, Logic Pro X 10.5 will be a massive release for all musicians, including those producing electronic music.

“The Mac and Logic Pro X are essential tools used by the world’s top musicians and producers to create the music that we all love,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing, in a press release. “Logic Pro X 10.5 represents the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X, with powerful new tools that will inspire every artist — from those just getting started with Logic, to those already using it to produce Grammy Award-winning albums. We can’t wait to hear what these artists create next.”

With Live Loops on the Mac, Logic users can now create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways. Loops, samples, and...

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05:56
Apple announces ‘big’ update of Logic Pro X

Apple has unveiled an update (version 10.5) to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools. With its collection of powerful creative features, Logic Pro X 10.5 will be a massive release for all musicians, including those producing electronic music.

“The Mac and Logic Pro X are essential tools used by the world’s top musicians and producers to create the music that we all love,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing, in a press release. “Logic Pro X 10.5 represents the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X, with powerful new tools that will inspire every artist — from those just getting started with Logic, to those already using it to produce Grammy Award-winning albums. We can’t wait to hear what these artists create next.”

With Live Loops on the Mac, Logic users can now create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways. Loops, samples, and...

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05:56
Apple announces ‘big’ update of Logic Pro X

Apple has unveiled an update (version 10.5) to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools. With its collection of powerful creative features, Logic Pro X 10.5 will be a massive release for all musicians, including those producing electronic music.

“The Mac and Logic Pro X are essential tools used by the world’s top musicians and producers to create the music that we all love,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing, in a press release. “Logic Pro X 10.5 represents the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X, with powerful new tools that will inspire every artist — from those just getting started with Logic, to those already using it to produce Grammy Award-winning albums. We can’t wait to hear what these artists create next.”

With Live Loops on the Mac, Logic users can now create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways. Loops, samples, and...

| Read more »
05:56
Apple announces ‘big’ update of Logic Pro X

Apple has unveiled an update (version 10.5) to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools. With its collection of powerful creative features, Logic Pro X 10.5 will be a massive release for all musicians, including those producing electronic music.

“The Mac and Logic Pro X are essential tools used by the world’s top musicians and producers to create the music that we all love,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing, in a press release. “Logic Pro X 10.5 represents the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X, with powerful new tools that will inspire every artist — from those just getting started with Logic, to those already using it to produce Grammy Award-winning albums. We can’t wait to hear what these artists create next.”

With Live Loops on the Mac, Logic users can now create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways. Loops, samples, and...

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05:56
Apple releases 'major' update to Logic Pro...

On Tuesday, Apple rolled out what it is calling "the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X."

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05:54
Apple Wins a Project Titan Patent illustrating Next-...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 62 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover another Project Titan invention. Apple's granted patent covers next-gen seat-belt system that include lapbelt and roof airbags amongst others.

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05:47
iPhones used to produce TV content (and will be used...

TechCrunch reports that Apple is working with production houses, getting some iPhone-powered rigs into the hands of producers and hosts to film TV shows during these pandemic times. 

The smartphones have been used for a Parks and Rec reunion, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon’s late night shows, and American Idol. The latter uses three-camera setup, including three iPhone 11 Pros, a tripod and a ring light. The production team is helping out with camera setup and editing from home, notes TechCrunch.

What's more, Apple is planning to use iPhones for streaming broadcasts at its “virtual”...

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05:41
Apple launches award-winning movie bundle sale, $5...

Apple is starting Tuesday with a notable movie bundle sale today including a number of award-winning titles. You’ll also find the usual selection of 4K movies from $5 along with this week’s $1 HD rental. Hit the jump for all that and more.

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05:41
Apple unleashes massive new update for Logic Pro X...

Apple has now unleashed the latest update for its flagship music production software, Logic Pro X. And it’s a major one. As expected from a leaked screenshot late last month, the Logic Pro X 10.5 update includes some amazing new features like Live Loops, Remix FX, and much more. Head below for a closer look. more…

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05:37
Logic Pro X 10.5 Released With Live Loops, New Beat-...

Apple today announced it has released Logic Pro X version 10.5 with a new Live Loops feature first introduced in GarageBand for iPhone and iPad, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, new beat-making tools, and much more.

Live Loops allows users to organize loops, samples, and recordings into a new musical grid. From there, tracks can be further refined using all of the professional production features in Logic Pro X. Remix FX enhances Live Loops with a collection of electronic effects that can be performed in real time over individual tracks or the entire song mix.

A free companion app called Logic Remote allows users to pair an iPhone or iPad with their Mac to control and perform Logic Pro X features and instruments. Logic Remote is receiving a major update today to allow...

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05:32
Pad & Quill announces a case to protect your...

Pad & Quill has announced a somewhat bizarre-sounding product: a case to protect your iPad Magic Keyboard case!

Yep, the new Copertina case is designed to wrap around the outside of your Magic Keyboard which is itself wrapped around your iPad …

more…

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05:24
Future Apple Watch could measure blood pressure...

Plans for a new sensor could mean that the regular Apple Watch will be able to accurately measure blood pressure without the need for extras such as a blood pressure cuff.

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05:06
Apple Car may have radical airbag designs for...

Apple's rumored car could have airbags built within the seatbelts and ceiling cavities for protection in an emergency, a design that could help ensure the safety of passengers when the seats are positioned to face each other.

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05:00
Eggtronic Wireless Power Bar review: A handy but...

There are lots of power banks out there, and many of them are quite good. Eggtronic's new Wireless Power Bar is one of the more unique solutions we've seen. It's a 10,000mAh battery pack with a USB-C port capable of 30W output and input, two Qi wireless charging pads, and a pop-out Apple Watch charger. It's a single "all your Apple gear" charger you can throw in your travel bag, without a lot of supporting cables.

Two wireless pads, USB-C, Apple Watch

We've seen power packs with lots of USB inputs and outputs, and we've seen power packs with wireless charging built it. But the Wireless Power Bar has one of the more unique configurations we've ever seen.

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04:41
Iceland’s contact tracing app gets record downloads...

Iceland’s contact tracing app has achieved the highest per-capita download rate in the world, having been downloaded by 38% of the population.

But impressive as this is, it still gets nowhere near the minimum 60-80% usage epidemiologists say is needed to make a meaningful difference – and Iceland’s experience seems to have proven them right …

more…

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04:26
As Internet use increased, glitches surged

Veego Software claims to have identified trends in the problems that people are facing during the CoronaVirus-driven upsurge in home internet usage.

“Since the CoronaVirus outbreak earlier in the year, a flood of news sources testify daily to the rise in the use of video conferencing, online gaming, movie streaming and other internet services in the home,” said Chief Technology Officer Denis Sirov. “Upon gathering considerable intelligence from Veego Agents residing in home routers, we are able to analyze the trends in problems that users are facing as they consume more and more internet services.”

With data drawn from two European countries and Israel, Veego Labs compared user-experience trends from just before these countries entered into wide-scale lockdowns with usage data garnered through the middle of April. Veego notes a surge in user-experience problems such as unacceptable lags in gaming, freezing of screens during video...

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04:26
As Internet use increased, glitches surged

Veego Software claims to have identified trends in the problems that people are facing during the CoronaVirus-driven upsurge in home internet usage.

“Since the CoronaVirus outbreak earlier in the year, a flood of news sources testify daily to the rise in the use of video conferencing, online gaming, movie streaming and other internet services in the home,” said Chief Technology Officer Denis Sirov. “Upon gathering considerable intelligence from Veego Agents residing in home routers, we are able to analyze the trends in problems that users are facing as they consume more and more internet services.”

With data drawn from two European countries and Israel, Veego Labs compared user-experience trends from just before these countries entered into wide-scale lockdowns with usage data garnered through the middle of April. Veego notes a surge in user-experience problems such as unacceptable lags in gaming, freezing of screens during video...

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04:26
As Internet use increased, glitches surged

Veego Software claims to have identified trends in the problems that people are facing during the CoronaVirus-driven upsurge in home internet usage.

“Since the CoronaVirus outbreak earlier in the year, a flood of news sources testify daily to the rise in the use of video conferencing, online gaming, movie streaming and other internet services in the home,” said Chief Technology Officer Denis Sirov. “Upon gathering considerable intelligence from Veego Agents residing in home routers, we are able to analyze the trends in problems that users are facing as they consume more and more internet services.”

With data drawn from two European countries and Israel, Veego Labs compared user-experience trends from just before these countries entered into wide-scale lockdowns with usage data garnered through the middle of April. Veego notes a surge in user-experience problems such as unacceptable lags in gaming, freezing of screens during video...

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04:26
As Internet use increased, glitches surged

Veego Software claims to have identified trends in the problems that people are facing during the CoronaVirus-driven upsurge in home internet usage.

“Since the CoronaVirus outbreak earlier in the year, a flood of news sources testify daily to the rise in the use of video conferencing, online gaming, movie streaming and other internet services in the home,” said Chief Technology Officer Denis Sirov. “Upon gathering considerable intelligence from Veego Agents residing in home routers, we are able to analyze the trends in problems that users are facing as they consume more and more internet services.”

With data drawn from two European countries and Israel, Veego Labs compared user-experience trends from just before these countries entered into wide-scale lockdowns with usage data garnered through the middle of April. Veego notes a surge in user-experience problems such as unacceptable lags in gaming, freezing of screens during video...

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04:07
Quibi does U-turn, iPhone owners will soon be able...

Short-form video app Quibi has done a U-turn on its smartphone-only viewing policy, and now says iPhone owners will be able to watch Quibi on TV. The update is due later this week.

The company also says that the coronavirus is responsible for disappointing downloads of the app after a heavily-promoted high-profile launch …

more…

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04:06
Smartphone sales rebounding in China as country...

Smartphone shipments from manufacturers to resellers in China were 17% higher in April 2020 compared to April 2019, making up for some lost ground because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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04:05
Posterino 3.7.4 - Create posters, collages,...

Posterino offers enhanced customization and flexibility including a variety of new, stylish templates featuring grids of identical or odd-sized image boxes. You can customize the size and shape of these boxes at any time. And with a single click, the application will automatically fill those boxes with random images drawn from the photos you uploaded. If you prefer to manually select images, you can simply drag and drop images into the template.

Sharing your photos is quick and simple as well. You can directly upload your completed collages to your Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account from inside the app, and export photos to iPhoto and your email. Posterino also lets you create and send custom e-cards with your very own stamps and postmarks.

The new features of Posterino 3 are:

  • Improved workflow throughout: Adding, removing or creating image objects now results in an instant re-layout of your document.
  • New and improved content:...
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04:04
Game development market projected to grow by $54...

The game development software market is expected to grow by US$54 million during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

What’s more, the growing popularity of PC games is encouraging several PC manufacturers to launch products specifically designed for gaming, adds the research group. For instance, in June 2019, HP launched the OMEN and Pavilion series of gaming laptops to cater to the growing demand from India. 

Similarly, gaming console manufacturers are launching updated versions of existing consoles with improved features. For instance, in October 2019, Sony announced its plans to launch the PlayStation 5 with brand new controllers. Also, prominent gaming companies such as Electronic Arts are creating platforms for the digital distribution of games and the creation of online gaming communities. 

These factors are encouraging game developers to develop new games, which is driving the...

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04:04
Game development market projected to grow by $54...

The game development software market is expected to grow by US$54 million during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

What’s more, the growing popularity of PC games is encouraging several PC manufacturers to launch products specifically designed for gaming, adds the research group. For instance, in June 2019, HP launched the OMEN and Pavilion series of gaming laptops to cater to the growing demand from India. 

Similarly, gaming console manufacturers are launching updated versions of existing consoles with improved features. For instance, in October 2019, Sony announced its plans to launch the PlayStation 5 with brand new controllers. Also, prominent gaming companies such as Electronic Arts are creating platforms for the digital distribution of games and the creation of online gaming communities. 

These factors are encouraging game developers to develop new games, which is driving the...

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04:04
Game development market projected to grow by $54...

The game development software market is expected to grow by US$54 million during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

What’s more, the growing popularity of PC games is encouraging several PC manufacturers to launch products specifically designed for gaming, adds the research group. For instance, in June 2019, HP launched the OMEN and Pavilion series of gaming laptops to cater to the growing demand from India. 

Similarly, gaming console manufacturers are launching updated versions of existing consoles with improved features. For instance, in October 2019, Sony announced its plans to launch the PlayStation 5 with brand new controllers. Also, prominent gaming companies such as Electronic Arts are creating platforms for the digital distribution of games and the creation of online gaming communities. 

These factors are encouraging game developers to develop new games, which is driving the...

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04:04
Game development market projected to grow by $54...

The game development software market is expected to grow by US$54 million during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

What’s more, the growing popularity of PC games is encouraging several PC manufacturers to launch products specifically designed for gaming, adds the research group. For instance, in June 2019, HP launched the OMEN and Pavilion series of gaming laptops to cater to the growing demand from India. 

Similarly, gaming console manufacturers are launching updated versions of existing consoles with improved features. For instance, in October 2019, Sony announced its plans to launch the PlayStation 5 with brand new controllers. Also, prominent gaming companies such as Electronic Arts are creating platforms for the digital distribution of games and the creation of online gaming communities. 

These factors are encouraging game developers to develop new games, which is driving the...

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04:00
How to create engaging content for your mobile app

By Angela Baker

Mobile apps are trending tech solutions. Entrepreneurs and tech geniuses are making an app for pretty much everything. It all comes from people's demand to access information fast and efficiently. 

The average smartphone owner uses 30 apps each month and 49% of people open an app over 11 times each day. The statistic shows that apps are the right investment, but does that mean that every app will be a success. Of course not. 

One of the key elements of a successful app is engaging content. If the app doesn’t keep the user interested and entertained, they won’t hesitate to remove it from their phone. After all, it takes just a few clicks to delete an app. To create content that keeps users’ attention demands strategy. Here are a few proven ways of creating engaging content for your mobile app.

Target...

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04:00
Price points: Do iPhones cost too much?

Apple has released a low-cost phone so it is now time to complain about how iPhones cost too much.

Wait, what?

Writing for The New York Times, Shira Ovide says “Your iPhone Costs Too Much.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic.)

At $449 for his 2020 iPhone SE with 128GB, The Macalope is pretty sure you’re wrong about that. Of course, Ovide’s not talking about the iPhone SE. And possibly not the iPhone XR, either.

To be fair, maybe the Times has data showing a correlation between the people who subscribe their paper, enjoying it for the Fairfield county wedding announcements and stories of how even hedge fund managers are “feeling the pinch” of this difficult economy and having to sell one of their yachts, and people who buy the most expensive iPhone.

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03:59
Apple Could Use 'Broadcast Quality' iPhone...

"American Idol" is one of many shows to be on hiatus amid the ongoing health crisis, and last month we learned that filming is being done remotely using iPhones to finish out the current season.

According to a new TechCrunch article, the home studio rigs provided by ABC to "American Idol" hosts and contestants comprise a three-camera setup, including three iPhone 11 Pros, a tripod and a ring light, with production teams helping with camera setup and editing at a safe distance from home.

Apple also provided a statement for the article, saying its iPhones offer a novel portable solution for professionals to deliver "broadcast quality" video, despite the stay-at-home restrictions.

We know...

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03:30
New’’MacVoices’ looks at partnership between...

A new partnership between OverDrive and their app Libby and the Sonos smart speakers will let you listen to audiobooks from your local library. On a new episode of MacVoices, Adam Sockel, integrated marketing specialist for Overdrive, joins host Chuck Joiner to dicuss how it works, how you can take advantage of their service, even if your local library is closed during the lockdown, and how listening to audiobooks through Sonos changes the experience.

MacVoices is an Internet show that delivers in-depth discussions with the most influential people in the Mac industry as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Apple community. Founded as an audio program in 2005, the show has evolved into audio and video versions to offer the best of both worlds.

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03:15
iPad Pro (2020) review: A modest improvement on a...

In 2018 the new iPad Pro was bold and sleek, and just what Apple needed to shake up a product line that was starting to show its age. Unlike its predecessors, it featured Face ID, a new and improved Apple Pencil, a USB-C port, thin bezels, and a blazing fast processor.

The 2020 model looks and performs much the same, but now much of the initial excitement has settled. Instead of going for a new design, Apple used this updated model to test drive some technology that may become more important to other Apple products down the line, although it’s not particularly exciting or even well-suited for this particular device. This is unquestionably the best iPad ever made, but the real question is whether all of its flashy features make it the best iPad for you.

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03:15
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro specifications leaked

The entire spectrum of 2020 model iPhone/iPhone 12 details may have just been leaked.

Per sources close to prominent leaker Jon Prosser, Apple will be offering two “iPhone 12” models as well as two “Pro” versions, the larger being a “Max” variant. The standard tier models will feature 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch OLED displays manufactured by BOE, while the Pro models will have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens made by Samsung that will also feature a 10-bit color depth. 

The following specs were released today:

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 MaxiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro MaxDisplay5.4-inch BOE OLED Super Retina6.1-inch BOE OLED Super Retina6.1-inch Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR
with ProMotion and 10-bit Color Depth6.7-inch Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR
with ProMotion and 10-bit Color DepthMemory4GB4GB6GB6GBStorage128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GBBodyAluminumAluminumStainless SteelStainless SteelRear CamerasDual cameraDual cameraTriple...

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03:00
Apple begins quiet hiring spree of cloud-focused...

The future’s in the cloud.

Or at least the jobs at Apple are.

Apple has apparently gone on a significant hiring spree, trying to get some of the best cloud talent and open-source engineers into the company.

Per the writeup at Protocol:

It’s not entirely clear what Apple has in mind, but numerous job postings indicate that the company is in the midst of building new tools for its internal software development teams. Apple declined to comment on its plans for the new hires. Apple runs a massive web operation, including the iCloud file storage service, the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+ and its own ecommerce site. However, it has for years been considered a bit of a backwater in the tech infrastructure community, far behind companies like AWS, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Netflix.

If cloud-based coding is where your heart lies, or you know someone who excels at this, check the links below.

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02:26
Apple Adds Some 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air and...

A little later than expected, Apple has added the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to its vintage and obsolete products list:

  • ‌MacBook Air‌ (11-inch, Mid 2013)
  • ‌MacBook Air‌ (13-inch, Mid 2013)
  • ‌MacBook Air‌ (11-inch, Early 2014)
  • ‌MacBook Air‌ (13-inch, Early 2014)
  • ‌MacBook Pro‌ (13-inch, Mid 2014)

Also today, Apple added the iPod touch (5th generation) to its vintage products, defined as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years. Devices on the list are no longer be...

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02:00
Apple @ Work Podcast: The future of Wi-Fi, and what...

In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Bradley is joined by Perry Correll from Extreme Networks to talk about what the FCC’s proposal for the 6GHz band to become unlicensed will mean for Wi-Fi in the enterprise.

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01:44
Slack Rolling Out Redesigned iPhone App With New Nav...

Slack is rolling out a redesigned iPhone app today, according to App Store release notes included in the latest update. The described changes don't appear to have propagated fully yet, but as soon as they do, users can expect an interface that's more in line with the Android redesign the company rolled out on May 5.

Previously, it was complicated to get to the four main things people do on mobile. We’ve fixed this with a new nifty navigation bar at the bottom of the app containing: a Home view for your sidebar, DMs, (still listed most recent first), Mentions (for quickly catching up), and You (because you’re great) (and also because setting your status/preferences on mobile needed to be easier).Users of the desktop version of Slack will be familiar with the ubiquitous new floating compose button that now appears in the ‌...

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01:42
A new rumor on Apple's future over-the-ear...

An exclusive rumor report surfacing late yesterday makes a big point about learning of a new head and neck detection system for Apple's future over-the-ear headset. This is from an Apple patent, plain and simple.

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01:26
XMind 10.1.2 - Mind mapping and project management...

XMind is a mind-mapping tool based off of the same open-source project as XMind Pro. It supports the same map structures and 100% compatible with XMind. It has new themes, some with more muted tones for a more modern look and feel. Its distinct feature is the "ZEN Mode" that will automatically hide extra panels allowing you to focus on your thoughts and adding to your document without distractions.

Features:

  • New snowbrush engine
  • Font rendering
  • Export to Markdown format
  • Export to PDF & Evernote
  • New themes and images

The posted price is for a 6-month license to the current version of XMind. You can find more pricing information here.



Version 10.1.2:

Fixed:

  • The error when opening XMind after upgrading from a previous version;
  • The issue that some fonts may not be detected in Windows;...
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01:20
XMind Pro 8 Update 9 - Popular mind mapping and...

XMind Pro claims to be the most popular mind-mapping tool on the planet. You can use it to work through an individual brainstorming session and it will record and collect inspirations as you go. It can display as a mind-map or in a Gantt chart, and it works well with Office and can export in a number of ways to facilitate making reports. Version 8 has a refreshed look and a new slide-based presentation mode and the popular Walk Through presentation mode is still available.

XMind is an open source project, which means it's free to download and free to use forever as a version that allows you to make all kinds of diagrams. The price shown here is for Xmind Pro which includes all of the following features:

  • Customizable Theme
  • Export to PDF/SVG
  • Export to Word/Excel/PPT
  • Clip Art
  • Brainstorming Mode
  • Presentation Mode*
  • Gantt Chart
  • Audio Notes
  • Encrypt with Password
  • 60,000+...
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Monday May 11

23:12
Amazon Chime 4.31.7603 - Communications service that...

Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization. Amazon Chime frees you to work productively from anywhere.

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
  • ...
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21:10
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20:00
Let’s Check In on the State of iPhone and Android...

Jerry Hildenbrand had an eye-opening piece at Android Central last month — “The Cheapest iPhone Has a More Powerful Processor Than the Most Expensive Android Phone”:

I expect that some people are going to tell me about single thread
versus multi-threaded performance and how the A13 GPU isn’t that
great or how iPhones have much lower resolution screens so the
chips don’t have to work as hard. All this is true, but another
thing is true: the A13 is a stronger chip than the Snapdragon
865
for daily use in every category — we’ve seen this applied
in real life in the iPhone 11 already.

Apple’s chip lead over Qualcomm has, if anything, widened, not narrowed. Not only do Apple’s high-end phones far outperform Android flagships, now even Apple’s $400 iPhone...

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18:18
Twitter adding labels and warnings to tweets with ‘...

Twitter has announced that it is expanding its efforts to combat misinformation related to COVID-19. This comes after it cracked down on tweets promoting “fake or ineffective treatments” for COVID-19 in March.

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17:47
Apple could use iPhones to stream WWDC 2020 sessions

Apple on Monday commented on Hollywood's recent, albeit limited, adoption of iPhone for at-home production during the ongoing coronavirus quarantine, saying the device offers a unique mix of portability and "broadcast quality" video suitable for professional applications. That could be a hint that the company plans to leverage iPhone to stream its Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

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17:40
Apple could use iPhones to stream WWDC 2020 sessions




Apple on Monday commented on Hollywood's recent, albeit limited, adoption of iPhone for at-home production during the ongoing coronavirus quarantine, saying the device offers a unique mix of portability and "broadcast quality" video suitable for professional applications. That could be a hint that the company plans to leverage iPhone to stream its Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

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16:46
Apple touts ‘broadcast quality’ of iPhone cameras as...

Last month, ABC announced that it was teaming up with Apple for help producing American Idol from home amid COVID-19. In a new statement today, Apple touts the flexibility and “broadcast quality” video offered by the iPhone for these situations.

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16:00
AirPods Studio rumors: Everything we think we know...

Apple has been said to be working on a pair of high-end, over-the-ear, noise-cancelling headphones. Rumors began circulating last year, and have recently begun picking up steam, with more specific details. Perhaps a release is imminant?

While Apple will maintain its Beats products, these over-the-ear headphones will be Apple-branded products and carry the AirPods name. Here’s what we’ve heard about them so far.

Name and price

Apple tipster Jon Prosser, who has been on fire with the Apple leaks lately, recently tweeted that Apple will call its headphones “AirPods Studio” and price them at $349.

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15:07
Apple, Goldman Sachs allow Apple Card users to defer...

As they did for March and April, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing Apple Card users to defer their May payments without incurring interest due to the economic chaos from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A letter sent to Apple Card users explains: 

We understand that the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation poses unique challenges for everyone, and some customers may have difficulty making their monthly payments. Apple Card is committed to helping you lead a healthier financial life.

Should you need assistance, please ...

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15:07
'AirPods Studio' rumored to feature head...




Apple's widely rumored over-the-ear headphones, tentatively dubbed "AirPods Studio," will boast a few novel features including head and neck detection, according to a report on Monday.

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15:00
Major Thunderbolt security flaw found in Macs and...

Security researcher Björn Ruytenberg with the Eindhoven University of Technology recently published a report detailing a series of serious security vulnerabilities in Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3, collectively called “Thunderspy.”

They affect every single computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 port, including old-style port connectors and new Type-C connectors, whether the computers are running Windows, Linux, or macOS.

How badly does this security flaw impact Mac users? Should you freak out about someone hacking into your MacBook the next time you get up from your desk to refill your coffee?

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14:58
Apple's take of gaming market suffers due to...




Apple has dropped to last place in a ranking of gaming software and services companies due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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14:58
‘9to5’ offers details on upcoming ‘AirPods Studio’...

9to5Mac has served up some details on Apple’s rumored over-the-ear headphones likely to be dubbed “AirPods Studio” and cost around US$350. Definitely read the complete article, but here are some highlights:

° The earphones will include sensors that can detect whether the headphones are on your head or neck. Neck detection can be used to keep the headset turned on while the music is paused.

° Another sensor will be able to detect left and right ears to automatically route the audio channels, meaning there'll be no right or wrong side to use AirPods Studio.

° They’ll boast Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode; users will be able to switch between the modes.

° They’ll be mainly targeted to pro users, who will be able to unlock custom equalizer settings.

The accompanying AirPods Studios...

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14:47
Federal Circuit upholds previous Apple legal win in...

AppleInsider reports that the Federal Circuit has handed Apple a win by affirming a previous Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision to review a patent in a long-running digital rights management patent lawsuit saga against a company called ContentGuard. Apple won the lawsuit in 2015.

“The saga didn't end there, with tech giants like Apple and Google continuing to seek invalidation via CBM reviews of ContentGuard's DRM patents. One of those reviews ended up being instituted by the PTAB in 2016 and found that one of the ContentGuard patents was indeed unpatentable. That decision was eventually vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 2018," AppleInsider notes. "On Monday, the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB's decision, which Apple and Google argued in favor of. That will allow...

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14:36
Apple's 'AirPods Studio' Headphones...

Apple's upcoming high-end over-ear headphones (tentatively called AirPods Studio) could have a head and neck detection feature that's similar to the ear detection feature in the ‌AirPods‌ and AirPods Pro, according to a new report from 9to5Mac that cites people familiar with Apple's plans.

In the ‌AirPods‌ and ‌AirPods Pro‌, ear detection is designed to stop a song when the ‌AirPods‌ or removed, pause a song when a single AirPod is removed, or play a song when the removed AirPod is put back in the ear.

‌AirPods‌ Studio will have similar sensors that will detect whether the headphones are on the head or the neck, presumably playing or pausing content when the headphones are worn on the head. When on the neck, the sensor could keep the music paused.

Another...

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14:32
Magic Keyboard teardown reveals 'elegant'...




Repair site iFixit has completed a preliminary teardown of the trackpad on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard and revealed a few interesting details about the accessory.

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14:31
Jerry Stiller’s greatest ‘Seinfeld’ moments

I was never a huge Seinfeld fan but Frank Costanza was my favourite character. R.I.P., Mr Stiller.

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14:20
Pad & Quill Debuts New iPad Pro Cases Compatible...

For iPad Pro owners who have been searching for a case option compatible with the Magic Keyboard, Pad & Quill has debuted its Copertina Magic Cases, available for both the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

The Copertina Magic Cases fit over the Magic Keyboard and iPad Pro combo, providing protection for both. The Copertina Magic Case adds minimal bulk to the iPad and Magic Keyboard combination, and it comes with an optional interior pocket.

The cover is made from a linen material in gray, and there is room to charge the Apple Pencil inside the case. The Copertina is available in 11 and 12.9-inch sizes, with the 11-inch Copertina case priced at $90 and the 12.9-inch Copertina case...

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14:20
Exclusive: AirPods Studio to feature head and neck...

We’ve been hearing about Apple’s upcoming over-ear headphones for some time, with evidence from multiple sources pointing to the official launch later this year. And now 9to5Mac has learned more exclusive details about the “AirPods Studio”, including specifications and settings, according to people familiar with the matter.

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14:19
Sketchy rumor claims 120Hz LTPO iPhone not due until...




Apple's 2020 iPhone "Pro" lineup may sport the company's ProMotion display technology, but one self-proclaimed expert suggests that they'll lack a key battery optimization feature.

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14:18
Elon Musk restarts Tesla production in defiance of...

Elon Musk isn’t waiting to resolve his lawsuit against Alameda County to get Tesla’s Fremont factory back up and running. The CEO has confirmed earlier reports from The Verge, the San Francisco Chronicle and others that Tesla has restarted production...

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13:51
iFixit Provides Look Inside iPad Pro Magic Keyboard...

iFixit last week shared x-rays of the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, giving us a little look at what's inside Apple's newest keyboard design, and today, iFixit is back with a mini trackpad teardown.

In an update to the original x-ray article, iFixit disassembled the trackpad to take a closer look at what's inside.

There's a single button inside the trackpad that operates on a lever system. When you press near the center, regardless of whether you're pressing the top, middle, or bottom center, you're pressing on the button.

Pressing near the top, bottom, or one of the corners activates the lever system, causing the contact plate in the center to be forced upward to make a click happen.

iFixit says that the trackpad is the only part of the Magic Keyboard that's able to be taken apart without major destruction...

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13:41
Best power banks 2020: The top portable chargers for...

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

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13:31
Spotify Gains New 'Group Session' Feature...

Spotify today introduced a new feature called Group Session, which is designed to allow two or more Premium users in the same location to share control over the music that's bring played.

Akin to a sort of party mode, Group Session lets participants select what's being played in real time along with contributing to a collaborative playlist.

Many people are sheltering in place right now and are stuck at home, and Spotify told TechCrunch that this feature is ideal for groups spending long hours together.

Group Session can be used after the person in charge taps the Connect menu in the bottom left corner of the Play screen, sharing the scannable QR code with additional users. Participants can each scan the host's code with the Spotify app, and then with Spotify's controls, they can play, pause, skip, and select tracks to add to the...

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13:23
[Update: It’s back] Cloud gaming service Shadow...

Update 5/11: After over 2 months, the Shadow app is back on the App Store. The update removes the “Quick Launch” feature and now abides by Apple’s guidelines.

Shadow, one of several cloud gaming services to gain popularity recently, has had its iOS app removed from the App Store today. The company made the announcement on Reddit, saying that Apple removed the app because of a violation of App Store guidelines.

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13:18
Low-Power LTPO Technology Not Expected on iPhones...

Multiple sources have indicated that Apple is considering expanding its ProMotion technology to the iPhone, allowing for a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz for smoother motion content and greater responsiveness. The feature debuted on the iPad Pro in 2017.

The rumors began in July 2019 when a reputable Samsung leaker known as "Ice Universe" on Twitter said Apple was considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate on at least one iPhone in 2020. This was followed by a DigiTimes Taiwan report in October that claimed Apple would release an iPhone with a 120Hz display this year.

More recently, both Max Weinbach and...

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13:17
Lowest prices: save up to $200 on every 2020 13-inch...




Apple's brand-new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $200 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $70 on AppleCare, delivering the best deals and lowest prices anywhere on the new notebooks.

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12:52
Slack for iOS gets major redesign with bottom bar UI...

Back in March Slack pushed out a big update for its desktop experience and now Slack for iOS is getting its own major update that offers an all-new UI. The redesign brings a bottom bar navigation with tabs for easy access to some of the most used parts of the app, the new shortcuts button, and more. Follow along for a closer look at all the changes…

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12:33
Limited preview of Microsoft Family Safety app...

Microsoft has launched a limited preview of Microsoft Family Safety app for iOS and Android. 

Here's how it's described: "Microsoft Family Safety helps you to facilitate a dialogue with your kids about the time they are spending on their devices and type of content they are viewing. The app provides transparency on where everyone is spending time online and allows you to create flexible schedules to carve out more time for things like online learning. Additionally, it helps you stay connected even when you’re apart with location sharing. Our team is committed to bringing you additional physical safety features in the coming months, like safe driving, so as we go back to a new normal you can help protect your family across your whole life.”

You'll have to sing up for the limited preview of Microsoft Family Safety. Before you can, you have to up a family group at...

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12:29
Report: Apple on ‘cloud computing hiring spree’ as...

A new report from Protocol today details that Apple has “gone on a cloud computing hiring spree” over the last few months. Apple has reportedly hired a handful fo software engineers from companies AWS, Docker, and others.

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12:26
Apple goes on 'cloud computer hiring spree’

Protocol reports that Apple has gone on a “cloud computing hiring spree,” snapping up several well-known software engineers working across a range of modern technologies, especially containers and Kubernetes. 

A container is a standard unit of software that packages up code and all its dependencies so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another .Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. It was originally designed by Google, and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Protocol says “it's not entirely clear what Apple has in mind, but numerous job postings indicate that the company is in the midst of building new tools for its internal software development teams.”

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12:20
Bethesda says 'Elder Scrolls 6' details...

Almost two years after it announced the game, you might think Bethesda is ready to share more information about its latest mainline Elder Scrolls project. But that would be a wrong assumption. Prompted by a fan over the weekend, Bethesda senior vice...

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11:56
Federal Circuit hands Apple a win in long-running...




The Federal Circuit handed Apple a win on Monday by affirming a previous Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision to review a patent in a long-running DRM patent lawsuit saga.

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11:53
Microsoft Family Safety App Preview Available for...

Microsoft today announced that its Microsoft Family Safety app is available in a preview capacity to iOS users who sign up to use the feature.

Microsoft Family Safety includes features like device usage tracking, logging of content viewed, and location sharing, all of which Microsoft says is designed to allow parents to have conversations with children about device usage habits.Find the balance that is right for your family. Give your kids independence to learn and explore, while setting boundaries that help them make good choices. Kids can see the same activity reports their parents see, so everyone can be part of the conversation. Additionally, with Microsoft Family Safety, family members can manage their data and information and who it is shared with. We work around the clock to help protect your information and will not sell your...

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11:38
Fujifilm’s X100V now warns you if the camera is...

Fujifilm’s X100V is a great camera for street photography. It’s compact, pairs a good sensor with a sharp lens and has a handy tilting display. Despite its small size, the X100V also excels at 4K video shooting. However, now that users have had a few...

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11:36
Apple Goes on Cloud Computing Hiring Spree

Apple has hired multiple well-known software engineers with cloud computing expertise in recent months, according to a report from tech site Protocol.

The range of employees Apple has hired has created "a stir" in the "tight-knit cloud community," and is a sign that Apple is perhaps planning to build serious cloud infrastructure to compete with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

Employees have expertise in containers and Kubernetes. Michael Crosby, for example, known as one of the engineers of containers as they exist today, joined Apple in 2020. Arun Gupta, who worked at Amazon Web Services, joined Apple in February and is leading Apple's open source efforts. Another former AWS employee who worked on managed container services, Maksym Pavlenko, has also transitioned to Apple. Francesc Campoy, an ex-Google employee, is ...

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11:24
Ubisoft's 'E3-style' showcase will...

On July 12th, Assassin's Creed Valhalla publisher Ubisoft will host its first-ever "digital conference" to give fans a look at its latest games. Dubbed Ubisoft Forward, the company says the "E3-style showcase" will feature "exclusive game news, excit...

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11:10
∞ Night light

I can’t even imagine the time and skill it took to put together and create something this beautiful.

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11:07
Twitter will add labels to tweets with misleading...

There's still a lot we don't know for sure about COVID-19, and incorrect information about the disease is still prevalent. To help clarify what's true and offer more context, Twitter will start applying labels and warning messages to coronavirus-rela...

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11:01
Sony debuts three new Extra Bass speakers for...

Even though voice-powered smart speakers might be the go-to choice at home, portable Bluetooth speakers still serve a purpose. After all, you can’t (easily) drag a HomePod or Echo Studio with you to the park or the pool. Today, Sony revealed a trio o...

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10:45
Air travel is going to be very bad, for a very long...

I don’t think it will take that long. I think as soon as airlines are given the all-clear, they will drastically lower fares and people will start flying again.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:45
Apple TV+ to have 14 million subscribers by 2025 —...

The UK firm Digital TV Research sees Disney+ getting a big lift from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has kept millions of people indoors across the world, with the platform reaching 202 million global subscribers by 2025. The news is less promising (though not bad) for Apple TV+.

If correct, Disney+'s bump will be a sharp increase from the company’s previous outlook for 126 million, and well ahead of Disney’s own predicted range of 60 million to 90 million by 2024.

Netflix, in Digital TV Research’s view, will remain the global leader five years from now with 258 million subscribers. HBO Max and Apple TV+ are forecast to have 25 million and 14 million subscribers, respectively, in 2025.

The catch is that Apple hasn’t released subscriber numbers for its streaming service. Also muddying the waters is that Apple TV+ has racked up more subscribers than both...

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10:35
This chip plays ‘Doom’ and nothing else

It’s been over 25 years since Doom was unceremoniously released on a university FTP server. And despite its age, the classic first-person shooter has become a mainstay, not just for gamers, but also for programmers. The game has shown up on a ridicul...

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10:20
BusyCal 3.10.0 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is the powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with time-saving features and compatible with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange and more.

BusyCal displays your calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year and List views. What makes BusyCal unique is its ability to customize these views to more precisely meet your needs. You can choose the number of weeks shown in the Month view and the number of days shown in Week view and even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format and more.

Features

  • View and edit event details in a non-modal info panel.
  • Create repeating To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
  • Scrolling Month and Week Views.
  • Customizable list view lets you filter and sort events by date, calendar, and more.
  • View live weather forecasts, sunrise/sunset times, and...
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10:09
9to5Mac Daily: May 11, 2020 – iPhone 12 ProMotion...

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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10:09
Microsoft's Family Safety app is available in...

Microsoft is acting on its promise to help you keep tabs on your kids’ digital habits as well as their whereabouts. The software giant has released its Family Safety app in preview for Android and iOS. As before, it’s focused largely on screen time w...

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09:47
Rumor Claims that Apple has made a Massive...

Last September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that Apple will Shift to Mini-LED displays for High-end iPad Pro and MacBooks by 2021. A second rumor surfaced in late February and just last week a third rumor surfaced wherein a Taiwan mini-LED supplier gained orders from Apple. Today a fourth rumor has surfaced claiming that Apple has made a massive investment in a display plant for LED ..

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09:47
1Password 7.5

Enables you to share links to items with other people in your 1Password account. ($64.99 new, free update, 54.5 MB)

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09:46
PopChar X 8.10

Maintenance release with a couple of improvements for the character discovery utility. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.8 MB)

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09:31
Apple TV+ originals: Documentary feature 'Dads...

Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that features only original programming—no reruns of hit TV shows or last year’s blockbuster movies.

The company is said to be spending several billion dollars a year on original programming. That’s a lot of TV! Apple is attracting some of the best talent in TV and film production, including huge stars and directors, and locking down the television and movie rights to best-selling books.

Though the service is relatively new and has few shows available, there’s a lot in the works. This is a list of all its content for it that we know of so far, along with details about prominent stars, directors, producers, and release dates.

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09:26
iPhone SE delivery times shortening globally,...




Customer delivery times for Apple's new iPhone SE are getting shorter in early May, according to new data compiled by JP Morgan.

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09:26
Microsoft and Intel turn malware into images to help...

Microsoft and Intel have a novel approach to classifying malware: visualizing it. They’re collaborating on STAMINA (Static Malware-as-Image Network Analysis), a project that turns rogue code into grayscale images so that a deep learning system can st...

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09:25
iPhone 12 rumors: Possible specifications for the...

Reports about what will be in the 2020 iPhones are hitting the wire. We’ve compiled the most notable ones here, but take these with a big grain of salt. Even if these reports are accurate representations of what suppliers are saying, or come from moles within Apple itself, the company’s plans can and do change. There’s still plenty of time before the design and features have to be totally set in stone.

Update 05/11/20: New rumors from Front Page Tech and EverythingApplePro about Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 lineup.

Possible specifications for the iPhone 12 lineup

The iPhone 12 rumor mill is heating up. Front Page Tech's Jon Prosser released a video on Monday morning with specifications on the upcoming iPhones. There are four models that will use Apple's A14 processor and support 5G. Here...

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09:01
The Stratospheric Growth of the AirPods

Although they hit the market with little fanfare, Apple’s AirPods have become a stealth hit, now singlehandedly outpacing the annual revenue of many large tech companies.

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09:00
Facebook's small business tools include a new...

Facebook is planning more features to help business owners stay connected with customers. The company will add a dedicated business inbox to its Messenger app, which will allow page owners to respond to messages sent to their Facebook pages with the...

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09:00
The new Microsoft Family Safety app now available in...

Today, we are excited to start rolling out the launch of limited preview of the Microsoft Family Safety app on iOS and Android.

The post The new Microsoft Family Safety app now available in preview for iOS and Android appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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09:00
The new Microsoft Family Safety app now available in...

Today, we are excited to start rolling out the launch of limited preview of the Microsoft Family Safety app on iOS and Android.

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08:45
Deals: Sales Hit Every Model of Apple's AirPods...

Sales have appeared across Apple's lineup of AirPods Bluetooth headphones this week, including the AirPods With Charging Case, AirPods With Wireless Charging Case, and AirPods Pro. You'll find these sales at carriers this time around, including Verizon and AT&T.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

To start, Verizon has the AirPods With Charging Case at $129.00, down from $159.00. This $30 discount will be applied after you add the accessory to your cart, and it's just $1 shy of the lowest price we've ever tracked on this 2019 version of the AirPods.

$30 OFFAirPods w/ Charging Case for $129.00

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08:37
MacPilot 11 Optimizing Software Lifetime...

You’ve probably seen articles here on Apple World Today and other sites that show how you can run some hidden functions in macOS by entering commands into the Terminal app. If that thought makes you a bit trepidatious, never fear: MacPilot 11 gives you access to over 1,200 amazing functions from a familiar point-and-click interface. You can get a lifetime subscription to MacPilot at 59% off (just $39.99) today.

With the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, your Mac is a high-tech wellspring of untapped power! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface—no command line tools or complicated file operations required! With MacPilot, you can...

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08:32
MacBook Pro with 14-inch display may arrive in 2021




Instead of a late 2020 arrival, Mac users may have to wait until 2021 before they can get their hands on a 14-inch MacBook Pro, a leaker claims.

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08:28
Macs 'partially affected' by unpatchable...




A security researcher has discovered a Thunderbolt vulnerability that could allow attackers to bypass system defenses and access the contents of a locked computer's drive in minutes -- with Boot Camp installs of Windows and Linux susceptible to the attack.

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08:25
Spotify Group Sessions give multiple people control...

Spotify has started beta testing a nifty new feature called Group Sessions that allows two or more Premium users under the same roof to share playback control with one another. To start using the functionality, navigate to Spotify's play screen, and...

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08:24
Former Apple Engineer: Here’s Why I Trust Apple’s...

David Shayer, who has worked as a software engineer at Apple and other companies, explains Apple’s internal approach to privacy and contrasts it with other companies, all with an eye toward showing why we should trust the current draft of the COVID-19 exposure notification proposal from Apple and Google.

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08:24
Former Apple Engineer: Here’s Why I Trust Apple’s...

David Shayer, who has worked as a software engineer at Apple and other companies, explains Apple’s internal approach to privacy and contrasts it with other companies, all with an eye toward showing why we should trust the current draft of the COVID-19 exposure notification proposal from Apple and Google.

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08:19
Tim Cook joins celebrities recording commencement...




Apple CEO Tim Cook is to be one of dozens of high-profile business people and celebrities contributing podcast recordings for the "Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020" program.

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08:11
Apple has been Granted Five Design Patents for their...

Apple was granted five design patents with a total of 30 images for their Rack Mounted version of the new Mac Pro. The rack mount features the airflow‑maximizing 3D lattice and stainless-steel handles on the front and tool‑less stainless-steel slide rails in place of feet or optional wheels.

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08:11
Intel and Penn Medicine are developing an AI to spot...

We’ve seen AI outperform doctors in spotting breast cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer. Now, researchers from Intel and the University of Pennsylvania are turning their attention to brain tumors. Using Intel’s AI hardware and software, Penn Medicine...

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08:08
Spotify launches social distancing friendly ‘Group...

Spotify is out today with a neat new feature that lets users listen to music in real-time with others including sharing playback control. Particularly handy during the pandemic, “Group Sessions” is available now as a beta feature for Spotify Premium subscribers to connect with friends and family through music.
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08:00
How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter in place orders throughout the country haven’t just brought the economy to a grinding halt, but frozen civic infrastructure as well. Sure, water still flows from our taps, police and firefighters are still on the job, but your local library l...

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07:53
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Others to Share Commencement...

iHeartMedia today announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be participating in its special podcast "Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020."

With most college graduates unable to attend commencement this year, the podcast will help fill the void with a series of speeches from Cook and a long list of other notable figures, such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Becky G, Rita Wilson, Khalid, Mary J. Blige, Hillary Clinton, John Legend, and Tim McGraw.iHeartRadio knows how important the graduation ceremony is. After four long years of hard work, commencement offers one last moment to reflect before you toss your hat into the air and take on the world. We know that during these difficult times, most...

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07:31
The secrets behind the runaway success of Apple’s...

Not sure there are a lot of secrets revealed here, but this is an interesting read.

A few callouts:

“It was almost like wildfire how quickly it spread,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of product marketing, says. “It’s done even better than we could ever imagine.”

And:

Compared with, say, the Apple Watch, which took years to gain momentum, AirPods are a much easier, and cheaper, product to market. “Everyone’s using a smartphone, and so therefore headphones,” says Neil Cybart, founder of Apple analyst firm Above Avalon, “whereas the younger demographic is moving away from wristwatches.”

And:

According to Joswiak, Apple “had a vision for our wireless future for many years” before the first AirPods were unveiled. “We had this incredible wireless product, the iPhone,” he says. “And yet, what began to feel odd is when you saw somebody using wired headphones. Right then you thought, why would you attach the wire?”

When was the last...

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07:25
COVID-19 is reminding everyone that PCs aren't...

There’s nothing like a crisis to focus us on what’s important, and right now, PCs are pretty important. Office work, education, medicine and our social lives have all been forced to adapt to the changes brought about by COVID-19. And much of that has...

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07:08
14-Inch MacBook Pro Now Rumored to Launch in 2021

Ever since Apple discontinued the 15-inch MacBook Pro in favor of a new 16-inch model with slimmer bezels last year, the natural assumption has been that a 14-inch MacBook Pro will eventually replace the 13-inch model.

Apple ended up sticking with the same size display when it refreshed the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Magic Keyboard and faster processor options earlier this month, but a 14-inch model might still be on the table, with the anonymously-run Twitter account "L0vetodream" today hinting at a 2021 release. No further details were provided.

in my dream MBP14 next year

— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) May 11, 2020

The same Twitter account accurately revealed several details...

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07:03
Thunderbolt security vulnerabilities and the Mac

The linked Thunderbolt security report details 7 specific vulnerability scenarios. I can only imagine that Apple is long aware of these and will address them.

One in particular I found interesting is the weakness on Macs that run Boot Camp:

Apple supports running Windows on Mac systems using the Boot Camp utility. Aside from Windows, this utility may also be used to install Linux. When running either operating system, Mac UEFI disables all Thunderbolt security by employing the Security Level “None” (SL0). As such, this vulnerability subjects the Mac system to trivial Thunderbolt-based DMA attacks.

The way I read it, the vulnerabilities occur when a device is allowed to update its firmware. A Mac running Boot Camp disables Thunderbolt security and opens the door for attack. Here’s detail on the DMA attack.

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07:01
Making Sense of Cellular Data Upgrades for the...

Your cellular carrier is likely offering more of a data allowance for no extra charge during the coronavirus pandemic. Wirecutter has a guide on how to make sure you know what you’re getting.

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07:00
Lenovo's Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 tablet is...

It took several months, but Lenovo’s surprisingly affordable take on a Chrome OS convertible is now available. The company has released the 10.1-inch Chromebook Duet (thankfully, it ditched the awkward IdeaPad Duet Chromebook name) through its online...

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06:30
Tower 4.5 - Version control with Git made easy.

Tower is a Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git.

Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag-and-drop, and mistakes can be undone easily. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history.

Features:

  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • git-lfs support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support...
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06:29
Apple plans $330 million investment in Taiwanese...




A new report from China says that Apple intends to help fund the opening of a new factory at Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park. No date has yet been reported, but it's believed that the factory will be used to produce both Mini LED and micro LED displays for future devices.

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06:25
Rumor: 14-inch MacBook Pro to launch in 2021

There have been a lot of rumors about a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, and many expected it to appear in the spring when the 13-inch was due for an update. But the 2020 MacBook Pro is now on sale, and it featured no larger screen nor any design changes to speak of. One Twitter leaker says to expect the 14-inch to appear next year.

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