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Saturday August 31

20:59
Vanilla 1.1.3 - Hide menu-bar icons.

Vanilla lets you hide the icons in your menu bar.

The app is free with limited features. The pro version is $4 or you can make a deal with the developer.



Version 1.1.3:

  • This version of Vanilla changes how we publish and deliver updates, as well as introducing new licensing and security methods. (It's now self-hosted – no more third parties!)



  • macOS 10.12 or later



Download Now

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19:00
Paris is testing 'noise radar' that will...

Parisians with powerful cars might want to think carefully before showing off their rides. Parts of the city (most recently the suburb of Villeneuve-le-Roi) are testing a "noise radar" system from Bruitparif that can pinpoint loud vehicles and, even...

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17:29
The next 'Apex Legends' event includes a...

Respawn's latest Apex Legends event is relying on a time-honored opportunity to keep things fresh: challenge you to master a handful of weapons. The studio is running a Voidwalker event between September 3rd and September 17th that will include a li...

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16:05
Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the...

To date, reinstalling Windows has meant using a local copy -- either something already stored on your PC (and thus at risk of going bad) or something external. Soon, though, it might just be a matter of grabbing it online. On top of changing tablet...

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14:43
'Cyberpunk 2077' video offers a 'deep...

CD Projekt Red has a lot more to show of Cyberpunk 2077 than its initial gameplay video and Keanu Reeves' character. The studio has published a 14-minute "deep dive" clip that explores the dilapidated Pacific district and, crucially, the ways that e...

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13:21
Samsung's first mid-tier 5G phone emerges in...

The 5G phones on the market have usually been on the pricey side, including Samsung's. You'll spend a pretty penny if you want a Galaxy S10+ 5G or Note 10+ 5G in your pocket. You might not have to shell out quite so much going forward. Well-known...

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12:27
What does America have against vacation?

When I lived in the US, I was appalled at how little vacation time was mandated. Turns out, it was even worse than I realized.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:24
Hands-on: LAUT IMPKT Case for AirPods + exclusive 15...

Looking for a way to protect your AirPods and charging case without giving up features like wireless charging and easy access to your earbuds? Check out our hands-on with the CAPSULE IMPKT for AirPods to get a closer look at this ultra-durable and functional AirPods case and get 15% for a limited time with code 9to5mac.

more…

The post Hands-on: LAUT IMPKT Case for AirPods + exclusive 15% off [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:03
Instagram may help you curb DM spam on a public...

Instagram is working on a new feature that will give you the power to choose who can send you messages, based on what app researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered. Further, one of the options you can choose from is the ability to receive messages...

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10:51
Labor Day deal: 20% off Satechi Mac, iPad &...




It's not very often that we see a coupon that applies to a merchant's website, as well as its Amazon store. But Satechi is knocking 20% off all of its accessories at both Satechi.net and Amazon with a special Labor Day deal.

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10:48
Tariffs hit Apple and other tech companies tomorrow

Some of the tech you like is about to get more expensive -- at least for the companies that design them, if not you. True to earlier plans, the Trump administration has formally enacted a new round of tariffs against China-made products that will tak...

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09:45
How Adobe InDesign took over publishing with Steve...




Adobe's page layout software InDesign dominates publishing, but it got there despite starting off on August 31, 1999 against a once equally dominant rival -- and we got Adobe to talk about the past and present of the long-time design application.

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09:45
How Adobe InDesign took over publishing with Steve...




Adobe's page layout software InDesign dominates publishing, but it got there despite starting off on August 31, 1999 against a once equally dominant rival -- and we got Adobe to talk about the past and present of the long-time design application.

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Behind the scenes of Netflix...

The creators of 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' just loved throwing puppets
Liz Shannon Miller,
The Verge

Netflix's Dark Crystal prequel series debuted this week, offering fans another look at the world created by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Th...

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08:30
The Morning After: Galaxy Note 10 review

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! As our US readers get ready for a Labor Day break, we'll check out all of Friday's news and some highlights from the last week. But first, you should see our review of the standard Galax...

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08:18
Apple Quietly Announces an Apple Watch Screen...

A new Apple support page was posted yesterday stating the following: "Apple has determined that, under very rare circumstances, a crack may form along the rounded edge of the screen in aluminum models of an Apple Watch Series 2 or Series 3. The crack may ...

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08:00
Hitting the Books: Robots came for our jobs, then...

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

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07:43
Poll: What rumored iPhone 11 feature are you most...

Apple this week officially set its iPhone 11 event for September 10th at Steve Jobs Theater. At that event, we expect Apple to officially announce the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 is expected to feature a handful of new features, and we’re curious to find out which one you think will prove to be best.

more…

The post Poll: What rumored iPhone 11 feature are you most excited about? appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:33
September’s iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade deals:...

It’s that time of year again. Apple’s fall event — expected to bring new products spanning Apple’s entire lineup — is right around the corner. That means new iPhones, MacBooks, and maybe refreshed iPads and Apple Watch as well. So what are you to do with all your old gear? Recycle it of course! And while you’re at it, why not get some cash for those devices? This month’s trade in values below…

more…

The post September’s iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade deals: Get max cash for old devices appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:20
Apple Rennweg opens to replace Bahnhofstrasse store...

Nestled between the slender and colorful storefronts on Zurich’s Rennweg, Apple’s latest retail store has opened its doors. The new location replaces Apple’s previous home on Bahnhofstrasse, one the most prestigious shopping corridors in all of Switzerland. Both stores are just a short walk apart, but curiously distant in design and stature. Apple Rennweg begins a fascinating new chapter in the story of Switzerland’s Apple Stores.

more…

The post Apple Rennweg opens to replace Bahnhofstrasse store in Zurich appeared first on...

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07:00
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: The right size at the...

For the first time since launching the Galaxy Note, Samsung has made two sizes of its flagship big-phone. The Note 10+ is a powerhouse, but frankly, I find the smaller Note 10 more intriguing. It has a slightly smaller screen than the Note 9, s...

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06:51
US carriers offering unlimited data and more to...

As Hurricane Dorian inches closer to landfall in the United States, each of the big four wireless carriers has announced plans to help those in its path. Verizon, for instance, says it will offer unlimited data, calling, and texting to all users who could be affected by Hurricane Dorian.

more…

The post US carriers offering unlimited data and more to users in the path of Hurricane Dorian appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:44
Apple wins a Design Patent in Hong Kong for an App...

Apple has been granted a design patent from the Hong Kong Patent Office for an App Store & iTunes gift card.

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06:00
Making the Grade: Clever deployment has simplified...

I wrote about Clever over a year ago in a discussion about how they solved the identity management problem for Apple in K–12. Over this past summer, I went through a Clever deployment at my school. I wanted to come back to review my experience, tips, and tricks, and where I see Clever moving to in the future in K–12. more…

The post Making the Grade: Clever deployment has simplified the back to school season appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:00
Deals on Adobe CC Training Bundle, Hushed Private...

One of the things to love about Labor Day weekend is the sales to help you keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your pocket. We’re helping out with a series of pre-Labor Day sales, and today we have great deals today on the The Complete Adobe CC Training Bundle, a lifetime subscription to Hushed Private Phone Line,...

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05:45
Apple Watch, AirPods, and more will officially be...

The trade war between the United States and China is officially set to impact Apple starting this week. Bloomberg reports that at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday morning, Apple products such as Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, and more will be hit with 15 percent tariffs.

more…

The post Apple Watch, AirPods, and more will officially be hit with 15% tariffs starting Sunday appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:35
Reuters: New Telegram feature will protect HK...

Telegram will roll out an update designed to protect Hong Kong protesters' identities in the coming days, according to Reuters. The upcoming feature will cloak users' phone numbers to prevent authorities from being able to look up the people particip...

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05:00
Apple files for a patent for an AirPower-like...

Apple has filed for yet another patent (number 10,396,578) that hints that, though it scrapped plans for the AirPower device, it’s still looking into a next generation wireless charging system. It’s for a wireless charging mat that wirelessly transmits power to an electronic device that is placed on the mat. 

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

The electronic device has a receiving coil and rectifier circuitry for receiving wireless alternating-...

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04:51
Judge rules against forcing suspects to unlock...




US Magistrate Judge Virginia Demarchi is the latest to rule against forced use of biometrics by law enforcement, saying such systems come under the protection of the Fifth Amendment.

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04:16
Vanilla 1.1.3 - Hide menu-bar icons.

Vanilla lets you hide the icons in your menu bar.

The app is free with limited features. The pro version is $4 or you can make a deal with the developer.



Version 1.1.3:

  • This version of Vanilla changes how we publish and deliver updates, as well as introducing new licensing and security methods. (It's now self-hosted – no more third parties!)



  • macOS 10.12 or later



Download Now

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, Aug. 26-31

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

macOS

Apptorium has debuted SideNotes 1.0, a note-taking solution exclusively for macOS. 

It allows you to take notes and keep them out of the way by positioning notes on the side of your Mac’s screen. Notes can be shown or hidden with a single click, by simply pressing a keyboard shortcut or by moving mouse cursor. SideNotes provides text formatting that takes advantage of Markdown and regular text formatting.

It requires macOS 10.14 or later. During its launch, SideNotes 1.0 is available for $9.99 (50% off) exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available. Setapp...

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03:35
WhatsApp 0.3.4479 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

WhatsApp is the desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.



Version 0.3.4479:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now

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01:59
8K Association lays out 'key performance...

More manufacturers are selling 8K TVs or have models going on sale soon, and ahead of the IFA 2019 tradeshow an industry group has released its "performance specification" for consumer TVs. The 8K Association includes members like Samsung Electronics...

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Friday August 30

20:59
OnyX 3.6.7 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.



Version 3.6.7:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.14 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Vallum 3.3.1 - $15.00

Vallum is a little tool that helps you monitor and block apps connections and throttle apps bandwidth. It is able to intercept connections at the application layer, and hold them while you decide whether to pass or block them. Vallum's interface is very simple and is icon-based. Its default configuration is not intrusive, and it does not require any interaction or specific networking knowledge or skills. Just drag an app's icon from the Finder into the main Vallum window to block it. To change Vallum's attitude and interaction level, you just have to play with the very few options available. Intercept apps that leak data on the network, drag apps' icons to create firewall rules, run the firewall with one mouse click: Vallum is friendly, it stays in a corner of your Mac's menu bar on top of the screen, it does not pollute your Dock and your desktop, it features a simple interface that everybody can use, and it's powerful because it lets you create complex setups...

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20:59
Geekbench 4.4.2 - Measure processor and memory...

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

The published price is for a single-user license for OS X only, see the pricing page for other license options.



Version 4.4.2:

  • Fix a crash that could occur on systems with more than 128 cores.
  • Improve system information reporting on systems with recent AMD and Intel processors.



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



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20:59
Slack 4.0.3 - Collaborative communication app.

Slack is a collaborative communication app that simplifies real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern working teams.



Version 4.0.3:

New:

  • We’ve updated all the background things to ensure that whenever a new OS update may arrive, Slack will continue to work perfectly. Or, at least, work as expected

Bug Fixes:

  • Now, when we check for network connectivity, it’s more reliable than it was before. Making for a quicker connection, and less frustration



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
calibre 3.47.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.47.0:

  • macOS: Fix a regression that...
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20:59
Quicken 2019 5.12.3 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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20:59
OnyX 3.6.7 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.



Version 3.6.7:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.14 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
20:59
Vallum 3.3.1 - $15.00

Vallum is a little tool that helps you monitor and block apps connections and throttle apps bandwidth. It is able to intercept connections at the application layer, and hold them while you decide whether to pass or block them. Vallum's interface is very simple and is icon-based. Its default configuration is not intrusive, and it does not require any interaction or specific networking knowledge or skills. Just drag an app's icon from the Finder into the main Vallum window to block it. To change Vallum's attitude and interaction level, you just have to play with the very few options available. Intercept apps that leak data on the network, drag apps' icons to create firewall rules, run the firewall with one mouse click: Vallum is friendly, it stays in a corner of your Mac's menu bar on top of the screen, it does not pollute your Dock and your desktop, it features a simple interface that everybody can use, and it's powerful because it lets you create complex setups...

| Read more »
20:59
Slack 4.0.3 - Collaborative communication app.

Slack is a collaborative communication app that simplifies real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern working teams.



Version 4.0.3:

New:

  • We’ve updated all the background things to ensure that whenever a new OS update may arrive, Slack will continue to work perfectly. Or, at least, work as expected

Bug Fixes:

  • Now, when we check for network connectivity, it’s more reliable than it was before. Making for a quicker connection, and less frustration



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
20:59
Quicken 2019 5.12.3 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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20:56
Now Tesla owners can attach a picture to their...

While many Tesla owners love their electric vehicles, one complaint we've heard about has been about waiting for repairs. Last year Elon Musk announced Tesla would bring most collision repairs in-house to help reduce wait times to same-day or even on...

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19:55
Final Cut Friday: How to use keywords to easily...

In a textbook example of addition by subtraction, cutting footage from a Final Cut Pro X project timeline can be just as important as placing footage on the timeline. But what if you want to quickly recover a clip that you previously removed? Watch our hands-on Final Cut Friday video walkthrough that shows how using keywords can make it much easier to find previously cut clips.  more…

The post Final Cut Friday: How to use keywords to easily locate clips cut from the project timeline [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:54
Apple will replace some cracked Watch Series 2 and 3...

If you find a crack suddenly forming on your Apple Watch's display, you may want to check if it's eligible for free repair. Apple has launched a screen replacement program for Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3 devices, admitting that a crack may form...

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18:30
Apple Watch screen cracking? That may be covered for...

Have a damaged Apple Watch Series 2 or Apple Watch Series 3 sitting around? There’s a chance Apple could replace it for free under a new replacement program publicly announced on Friday.

more…

The post Apple Watch screen cracking? That may be covered for free appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:51
Apple to replace cracked screens on select aluminum...




Apple on Friday launched a repair program to address a "rare" screen cracking issue reported by owners of older aluminum Apple Watch models, with the company set to replace the faulty displays free of charge.

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16:22
UVI’s Toy Suite virtualizes the musical instruments...

Software instrument developer UVI are swapping their virtual cellos and pianos for Speak & Spells and music boxes. The company's latest library contains over 70,000 samples of nostalgic musical toys, giving musicians the freedom to create anythin...

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16:14
Apple Launches Screen Replacement Program for...

Apple today announced the launch of a new screen replacement program for Series 2 and Series 3 Apple Watch models, due to cracking issues.

Apple says that "under very rare circumstances" a crack can form along the rounded edge of the screen in aluminum Series 2 and Series 3 Apple Watch models, starting on one side of the screen and then continuing around it.

Customers with an eligible Apple Watch model can have their Apple Watch screen replaced free of charge from Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider if it is exhibiting this kind of crack. Affected customers can contact Apple support for a mail-in repair, visit an AASP, or visit an Apple retail store.

All Apple Watch Series 2 and...

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15:13
‘Cyberpunk’ developer will keep making ‘Witcher’...

In what amounts to the most concrete confirmation yet that it plans to develop a new mainline Witcher game, CD Projekt Red says it's moving to a "dual-franchise model." The move essentially means the studio plans to develop both The Witcher 3: Wild H...

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14:53
15% Tariff Hitting AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod and...

Starting this Sunday, Apple's AirPods, Apple Watch, headphones, some iMacs, HomePod, and other products will be impacted by a 15 percent tariff as part of an ongoing trade dispute with China, reports Bloomberg.

The tariffs were entered into the Federal Register today and will go into effect on 12:01 a.m. local time on Sunday in Washington, D.C. for products entering the U.S. or being pulled from warehouses for use in the United States.

Apple devices set to be impacted include the Apple Watch and...

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14:31
Miami’s gathering electric scooters before Dorian...

With the help of hurricane-force winds, dockless electric scooters could soon start terrorizing more than mere city streets. The City of Miami has asked electric scooter companies to collect their fleets out of fear the vehicles could become flying p...

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14:13
Google to settle YouTube child privacy violations...

Google will allegedly pay between $150 and $200 million to end the FTC investigation into whether YouTube violated a children's privacy law, Politico reported this afternoon. The FTC reportedly voted along party lines (3-2) to approve the settlement,...

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14:00
Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend!

Image via Unsplash, @kmagnuson

This weekend, America celebrates Labor Day. According to Wikipedia, “It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, laws, sustainability, persistence, structure, and well-being of the country”. It’s also the “unofficial end of summer” as students head back to schools, people enjoy beaches and barbecues, and so on.

However you choose to celebrate Labor Day, remember that it’s your hard work that makes everything possible. Take a few days off to relax! My buddy Dennis Sellers and I will be doing exactly that, so the site will only feature a few new articles between now and Tuesday, September 3. We’ll be back at it on Tuesday, so join us for more features and news here at Apple World Today.

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13:17
'Untitled Goose Game' will unleash avian...

You won't have to wait much longer to wreak feathered havoc in Untitled Goose Game. House House has revealed that its avian "slaplstick-stealth-sandbox" title will be available on Macs and Windows PCs (both via the Epic Games Store) as well as the Sw...

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13:10
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account has been...

Securing accounts online can be difficult, especially when you've got a lot of legacy access points laying around. Today's example is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose Twitter account has suddenly been hijacked to send random messages and racial slurs....

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13:05
17-Year-Old RSS Reader for Mac, NetNewsWire,...

As promised, popular RSS reader NetNewsWire, which changed ownership last year, has released v5.0. From a blog post: NetNewsWire 5.0 is shipping! In case you haven't been following along until just now: NetNewsWire is an open source RSS reader for Mac. It's free! You can just download it and use it. No strings. It's designed to be stable, fast, and free of bugs. It doesn't have a lot of features yet, and that's because we prioritized quality over features. We will be adding more features, of course, but not quickly. We're also working on an iOS app.


...

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12:45
Emerging from the shadow of GamerGate

On August 26th, game developer Nathalie Lawhead published a blog post accusing legendary Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule of rape. It's a detailed account of the events leading up to and after the alleged assault, which Lawhead says took place in 2008, w...

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12:41
Less… Is More? Apple’s Inconsistent Ellipses Icons...

Apple’s own software, as well as apps produced by independent developers following Apple’s lead, are increasingly reliant on ellipsis buttons that have no clear meaning or consistent action.

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12:41
Less… Is More? Apple’s Inconsistent Ellipses Icons...

Apple’s own software, as well as apps produced by independent developers following Apple’s lead, are increasingly reliant on ellipsis buttons that have no clear meaning or consistent action.

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12:33
Report: Details of Apple's Tile-like item...

It has been a persistent rumor that Apple is working on a new accessory: a Tile-like tracker that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and can be attached to any object and tracked with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

A new report from MacRumors claims to have many new details of Apple’s trackers, found within the code of an internal build of iOS 13 that was never intended to make it outside the company.

Find My Everything

With iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple has added the ability to find your Mac laptop or iPhone even when it’s powered off by enabling the Bluetooth radio to work just like these popular trackers. The company is also consolidating the Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps into a single Find My app, which would be very easy to extend to these object trackers. When the new operating systems release (likely in...

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12:26
Apple’s Tile-like tracking device likely to have...

As 9to5Mac’s Gui Rambo first discovered back in April, Apple is working on a Tile-like tracking device for personal items that could launch with the release of iOS 13 and the new revamped “Find My” app. Now new details have been uncovered about how the app could help users find belongings with AR, organize items in the app, and more.

more…

The post Apple’s Tile-like tracking device likely to have removable battery, AR features, work with ‘Items’ tab in Find My app appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:24
MacBook Pro flight restrictions spread to additional...

The number of flight restrictions imposed on a certain number of 15-inch MacBook notebooks with faulty batteries has spread to an increasing number of airlines.

As of now MacBook owners need to start checking with an airline if they intend to take their laptop on a flight because the restrictions imposed vary. The worst case so far is when flying with Virgin Australia as the airline has decided to ban all Apple laptops from checked-in luggage.

Other airlines confirmed as imposing restrictions on the notebooks include Quantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways. For Quantas passengers, if your MacBook Pro is on Apple’s voluntary recalls list, it must be kept in your carry-on luggage and switched off at all times. In the case of Singapore and Thai Airways, the affected notebooks are banned from all flights.

The faulty batteries were sold in MacBook Pros between Sept. 2015 and Feb. 2017. Users can check if their notebook is affected via Apple’s support...

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12:23
Volocopter proves its air taxi can work with air...

In order for air taxis and delivery drones to succeed, they'll have to play nicely with air traffic control systems. Yesterday, a Volocopter air taxi proved it's ready to do just that. The Volocopter 2X performed a series of tests at the Helsinki int...

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12:21
Take Control Tackles Catalina and iOS 13

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Apple will undoubtedly be announcing ship dates for macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13 at its September 10th event, but you can start preparing for the upgrade and what’s new with three new books from Take Control.

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12:01
'Stranger Things 3: The Game' arrives on...

Stranger Things 3: The Game arrived on consoles and PC alongside the third season of Netflix's hit sci-fi/horror show earlier this summer. Now you can get in on the pixellated fun on iOS and Android too.

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11:46
Apple's wireless Tile-like tracking technology...




More details relating to the rumored Tile-style 'tag' tracker accessory Apple is developing, with an allegedly leaked image from an internal build of iOS 13 suggesting the device will be circular, while its usage via the "Find My" app could include limiting notifications of misplacement to occasions where the user isn't at home.

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11:40
That Apple Card may not be as private as you think

When it came time to pay for dinner with my friend and his wife the other night, he said, "No, let us get this."

It was a kind gesture. When you don't have to pay for a meal out in San Francisco, the feeling of relief is similar to narrowly avoiding...

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11:28
How to downgrade from the iOS 13.1 beta

In a rare move, Apple released the iOS 13.1 beta this week before iOS 13 has left beta status and been made available to the public. If you’re ready to get off the beta, follow along below for a couple of ways to get back on the public iOS releases.

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11:18
Ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing will offer robotaxi...

Self-driving taxis are quickly becoming a reality well beyond the US. Chinese ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing has unveiled plans for a pilot robotaxi service in Shanghai's Jiading District. It'll only include 30 cars with Level 4 autonomy (full self...

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11:14
Exclusive: Apple's Tile Competitor Will Include...

Apple is developing a Tile-like accessory that will help users keep track of their personal belongings, such as their keys, wallets, and backpacks, according to an internal build of iOS 13 seen by MacRumors.

The internal build contains an image of the accessory that suggests it will be a small, circular tag with an Apple logo in the center, similar to many other Bluetooth trackers. The image could be a mockup or placeholder, however, so the final design of the tag may vary at least slightly.

This image looks similar to one shared by 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo, who was first to reveal Apple's plans for this product in April.

MacRumors can confirm the tags are codenamed "B389" within Apple, and there are many strings that are a dead giveaway as to what this product's purpose will be, such as "tag your everyday items with B389 and never lose them again...

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10:54
'Destiny 2' will include season passes as...

Now that the base Destiny 2 is free-to-play, how will Bungie give you a reason to keep paying beyond major expansions? By borrowing a page from Fortnite. Bungie has outlined its revamped approach to seasons in year three of Destiny 2, and the focus...

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10:35
North Focals add tighter Android notification...

Focals maker North has updated its smartglasses to add support for native Android notification actions. The new feature allows Focals owners to act on any notification shortcuts Android developers may have added to their apps. With Gmail, for example...

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10:34
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Apple event and Siri privacy

Apple sent out the event invite just as Dave and I were podcasting, so we talked a little bit about what to expect at the September 10 event. Apple also clarified what it will be doing to help Siri become better, while maintaining the privacy of its customers.

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10:26
Review: G-Drive ArmorATD is a rugged drive with some...




The rugged G-Drive ArmorATD from G-Technology is a great looking external USB-C drive that can withstand the elements.

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10:24
iPhone trade in deals deliver cash bonuses ahead of...




It's official. Apple's "By Innovation Only" event will take place on Sept. 10 and with it will come the iPhone 11 collection and possibly new Apple Watches and iPads. With new hardware on the horizon, now is the time to sell your used Apple device for cash with our Apple Watch and iPhone trade in bonuses.

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10:13
Apple Seeks Trademark 'Power for Impact'...

Apple has filed for the trademark "Power for Impact" in Hong Kong, China. Apple has filed their trademark under five distinct International Classes.

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10:10
Spotify lets you add 15-second song clips to...

Beginning today, Spotify will let users share 15-second clips of Spotify songs on their Facebook Stories. If followers tap on the preview, they'll be transferred to Spotify, where they can listen to the rest of the track. The change is geared toward...

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09:47
The voice of Duke Nukem is now officiating weddings

Gamers who are planning to walk down the aisle can now rope in a familiar voice to perform their ceremony. Jon St. John, perhaps best known as the actor who helped bring Duke Nukem to life, is ready for action as an ordained minister who's set to con...

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09:45
Airlines Worldwide Are Banning MacBook Models in...

Following an Apple notice that a "limited number" of 15-inch MacBook Pros may have faulty batteries that could potentially create a fire safety risk, multiple airlines have barred transporting Apple laptops in their checked luggage -- in some cases, regardless of whether they fall under the recall. From a report: Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia had joined the growing list of airlines enforcing policies around the MacBook Pros. In a statement by email, a spokesperson for Qantas told Gizmodo that "[u]ntil further notice, all 15 inch Apple MacBook Pros must be carried in cabin baggage and switched off for flight following a recall notice issued by Apple." Virgin Australia, meanwhile, said in a "Dangerous Goods" notice on its website that any MacBook model "must be placed in carry-on baggage only. No Apple MacBooks are permitted in checked in baggage until further notice."

Both Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways also recently instituted...

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09:35
DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 7

Seventh public beta with another round of extensive improvements and fixes for the information management app. ($99/$149/$499 new, free update, 90.5 MB)

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09:31
NetNewsWire 5.0

The prodigal RSS reader has returned from the wilderness with the release of the free, open source Mac app. (Free, 4.9 MB)

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09:28
Arecibo Observatory nets $19 million grant to search...

NASA has ensured the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico can continue its search for near Earth objects (NEOs) that pose a threat to the planet with a $19 million grant. The fund was awarded to the University of Central Florida, which operates the obs...

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09:27
Twitterrific 5.4

Adds several new features to the Twitter client, including support for viewing full images in your timeline. ($7.99 new, free update, 17.6 MB)

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09:24
Fantastical 2.5.10

Adds an option to snooze 12 hours when clicking and holding on the Snooze button in a notification. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.2 MB)

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09:07
Powerbeats Pro hit new all-time low price, 21-inch...
09:00
The best slow cooker

By Anna Perling, Christine Cyr Clisset, Camille Chatterjee and Lesley Stockton

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliat...

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09:00
The best slow cooker

By Anna Perling, Christine Cyr Clisset, Camille Chatterjee and Lesley Stockton

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08:59
9to5Mac Daily: August 30, 2019 – iPhone 11 design...

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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08:45
Google's Project Zero Team Finds an iOS Exploit...

Yesterday as Apple sent out media notices of their September 10th event, Google's Project Zero team released news of a newly discovered iOS exploit.

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08:42
Nintendo is selling a handy snap-on case to protect...

The Nintendo Switch Lite is small enough to fit in your pocket, but you might want to stuff it in a case for added protection when you'd prefer to shove it in your bag. Many Switch cases are unfortunately pretty bulky, which negates the smaller form...

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08:30
What made Nintendo fans love the 3DS?

As we approach Nintendo's 130th anniversary next month, we're taking some time to look back on the company's devices that preceded the Switch, and we're starting with its immediate predecessor, the 3DS. In Engadget's review of the original version ba...

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08:13
Tesla wins a tax exemption in China to offset trade-...

The regulatory body in charge of cars in China has announced several Tesla vehicles will be exempt from its purchase tax, which should help offset an upcoming tariff. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology granted exemptions for more tha...

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08:00
Experts share their (mostly) hassle-free security...

It seems like every day another big corporation discloses a breach. Equifax, Capital One, Marriot, and a whole host of other companies have leaked the personal data of millions of their customers. That pilfered information could be used to steal iden...

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07:59
Comparative review: Which is the best iPhone camera...

A quick play this week with NeuralCam suggested it might be in with a shot of being the best iPhone camera app for night shots — but I needed to put that to the test.

I did a comparison with five other camera apps — including the stock one — to see how each fared with two different types of night shot…

more…

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07:52
iPhone 11 Lineup Tipped to Have Familiar Rollout:...

Apple yesterday invited the media to a special event on Tuesday, September 10 at the Steve Jobs Theater, where it is widely expected to unveil three new iPhones alongside an Apple Watch refresh and other announcements.

A tipster who claims to work at a major carrier has since provided MacRumors with internal communication that suggests the rumored iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models will be available to pre-order Friday, September 13 ahead of deliveries to customers and in-store availability starting Friday, September 20.

MacRumors has received similar tips echoing these dates in recent weeks, so there is a good chance they are accurate.

iPhone pre-orders have begun two to three days after Apple's event for years now, followed by availability a week later, so these dates are hardly a surprise but good to know nevertheless. Unlike the iPhone X in November 2017 and the iPhone...

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07:47
Google Says Hackers Have Put 'Monitoring...

An unprecedented iPhone hacking operation, which attacked "thousands of users a week" until it was disrupted in January, has been revealed by researchers at Google's external security team. From a report: The operation, which lasted two and a half years, used a small collection of hacked websites to deliver malware on to the iPhones of visitors. Users were compromised simply by visiting the sites: no interaction was necessary, and some of the methods used by the hackers affected even fully up-to-date phones.

Once hacked, the user's deepest secrets were exposed to the attackers. Their location was uploaded every minute; their device's keychain, containing all their passwords, was uploaded, as were their chat histories on popular apps including WhatsApp, Telegram and iMessage, their address book, and their Gmail database. The one silver lining is that the implant was not persistent: when the phone was restarted, it was cleared from memory unless the user revisited a...

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07:21
∞ Apple Korea posts amazing sequence of colorful...

[VIDEO] Apple’s South Korean site posted a sequence of colorful AirPod case pictures, along with a video (embedded in the main Loop post) showing off those cases.

I tweeted a couple of screen shots of the images (not from the video). New cases appeared each time I refreshed the page. Interesting designs. Fascinating that some of them have hooks to hang the case from a chain.

Did Apple make these prototypes? Are these Etsy-like 3rd party crafts? No matter, I love ’em all. Whimsy!

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07:16
A new Class Action Lawsuit claims that Apple devised...

A new consumer class action against Apple was brought by Plaintiff Austin Belanger, a senior airman in the Unites States Air Force and a citizen of Florida. This consumer class action is brought forward by Belanger on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated Florida residents who owned an Apple iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S that was operating on iOS 6 or an earlier operating system, and therefore lost the ability to use Apple’s "FaceTime" video conferencing feature when Apple intentionally broke FaceTime for iOS 6 and earlier operating systems on April 16, 2014.

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07:04
∞ Every iPhone ranked — Best to worst!

[VIDEO] Rene Ritchie combines a look at every single iPhone over the years with a bracket challenge (video embedded in main Loop post).

Personally, I enjoy a good retrospective, and found myself rooting for certain models. Interesting idea, well executed. How do you have enough time in the day to do all this stuff, Rene?

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06:55
Google lays out iOS malware exploits found in the...

As you make your way around the blogosphere this morning, you’re sure to see a number of articles highlighting mysterious or indiscriminate iPhone attacks, quietly hacking iPhones for years.

There’s a nugget of truth there, but as always, best to go straight to the horse’s mouth, this blog post from Google’s Project Zero.

Earlier this year Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) discovered a small collection of hacked websites. The hacked sites were being used in indiscriminate watering hole attacks against their visitors, using iPhone 0-day.

There was no target discrimination; simply visiting the hacked site was enough for the exploit server to attack your device, and if it was successful, install a monitoring implant.

And:

TAG was able to collect five separate, complete and unique iPhone exploit chains,...

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06:38
Google Outlines iPhone Vulnerabilities That Let...

Google's Project Zero published a blog post this week about a previous security threat wherein malicious websites quietly hacked into the victim's iPhone. This small collection of hacked websites were used in what was described as "indiscriminate" attacks against unsuspecting visitors for years, but the threat has been addressed by Apple.

If the attacks were successful, a monitoring implant would be installed on the targeted iPhone, able to steal private data including messages, photos, and GPS location in real time. Google estimated that thousands of visitors headed to these websites per week over the course of two years, and that iOS versions ranging from iOS 10 to iOS 12 were exploited.

There was no target discrimination; simply visiting the hacked site was enough for the exploit server to attack your...

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06:12
MacStories does deep dig into iOS 13 Health app

Much as he did with his excellent Apple Maps deep dive, Ryan Christoffel offers a deep dive into Health on iOS 13.

It’s remarkable how far Apple’s Health efforts have come, how much they’ve grown, how much the interface and design has improved.

Terrific work, lots of pictures to bring home the points, show how remarkably iOS 13’s version of Health has blossomed.

Take a look.

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06:12
Vallum 3.3.1 - $15.00

Vallum is a little tool that helps you monitor and block apps connections and throttle apps bandwidth. It is able to intercept connections at the application layer, and hold them while you decide whether to pass or block them. Vallum's interface is very simple and is icon-based. Its default configuration is not intrusive, and it does not require any interaction or specific networking knowledge or skills. Just drag an app's icon from the Finder into the main Vallum window to block it. To change Vallum's attitude and interaction level, you just have to play with the very few options available. Intercept apps that leak data on the network, drag apps' icons to create firewall rules, run the firewall with one mouse click: Vallum is friendly, it stays in a corner of your Mac's menu bar on top of the screen, it does not pollute your Dock and your desktop, it features a simple interface that everybody can use, and it's powerful because it lets you create complex setups...

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06:00
Save on Spectre Drone, Elmedia Player Pro, VPN...

One of the things to love about Labor Day weekend is the sales to help you keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your pocket. We’re helping out with a series of pre-Labor Day sales, and today we have great deals on the TRNDlabs Spectre Drone, a lifetime subscription to Elmedia Player Pro, a...

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05:52
Huawei to launch Mate 30 Pro Smartphone on September...

A new report published today states that Huawei will launch their new flagship smartphone the Mate 30 on September 19 in Munich Germany. The new phone won't come with traditional Google apps, as the Chinese firm is being blocked from accessing the search giant’s software. This is likely to hurt sales in Europe.

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05:43
'By Innovation Only' new iPhone event,...




This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the By Innovation Only September event, Fraser Speirs joins to talk about Chromebooks for schools, and Apple saves the Amazon.

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05:00
Apple ID: How to change your email address

Apple lets you register an Apple ID using an email address it offers or with what it calls a “third-party” address—that’s one from any other service. In the latter case, if you use an email address for a personal Apple ID account and you know you’ll lose access to that address—maybe you’re about to quit a job, retire, be laid off, or, gulp, be fired!—you should make sure and change it now or ensure future access.

For these third-party addresses, it’s an easy change. Apple lets you simply pick another address to use, and then you confirm the receipt of a message at that address so Apple can be sure the new address is under your control.

  1. Go to the Apple ID site and log in.

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04:52
Comment: Apple probably now has a new approach to...

Prior to the iPhone XS, Apple had a simple approach to its iPhone lineup. You could either buy the shiny new model, or you could buy any one of a range of older models — including last year’s flagship. (The iPhone SE temporarily complicated things, but no more, sadly.)

That changed last year. The iPhone X disappeared, and customers were left with a choice of three things…

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04:50
Pixar poster signed by Steve Jobs sells for $31,250...




A poster for Pixar Animation Studios' 1995 film 'Toy Story' signed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has gone on sale, with an auction for the 'incredibly scarce' artifact raising $31,250 after bidding closed on Thursday evening.

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04:46
Apple AirPods Led in Hearables in Q2 2019, Crushing...

During Apple's fiscal Q3 Financial Conference Call, Apple's CEO stated in his summary for the quarter that Apple continues "to see phenomenal demand for AirPods, and when you tally up the last four quarters, our wearables business is now bigger than 60% of the companies in the Fortune 500." A new wearables report published today on true wireless hearables shines a light on Apple's AirPods, the runaway leader in this category.

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04:00
Apple wants to help you lose weight with methods ‘...

With its Health app, the HealthKit developer app,and Apple Watch features. Apple has focused a lot of its attention on the health and wellness field in recent months. Now the tech giant has filed for a patent (number 20190261669) for “methods and compositions to improve weight loss and cardiometabolic health beyond diet and exercise.”

It’s for a weight loss system that guides users in how to eat healthy and match their caloric intake to their physical activity. The system would, I assume, expand the features of the Health app on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Or Apple may have a completely new app in mind.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that portions of individuals in developed countries are overweight or obese which puts the individual at an increased risk for health problems. In addition, being overweight or obese can affect an individual's lifestyle, including their physical ability to participate in certain activities, wardrobe choices,...

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04:00
The 5 best new iOS games of August 2019

August’s best iPhone and iPad games

Image by Motion Twin

My goodness, what a fantastic month for games! And just in time for Labor Day weekend, too! It’s an especially good month for ports of indie games, as August brought us Dead Cells, Rogue Legacy, Journey, and Telling Lies—and the latter even dropped at the same time as its counterparts for desktops and consoles. (For a bonus, I’d check out the lovely Gris—although I’ve heard the controls leave much to be desired.) With releases like this, the iPhone is starting to look more like a regular game console, which I like to think hints at great things for the upcoming launch of Apple Arcade.

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04:00
AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our...




AppleInsider is looking for passionate, energetic journalists with the determination to build and break influential stories on all things Apple.

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03:58
64BitApps releases Image Plus 1.3 for macOS

64BitApps has announced Image Plus 1.3, an update of the Mac app that allows users to edit, apply artistic effects, blur, crop, rotate, watermark, resize and convert their photos with ease.

It also allows users to rotate their photo in 2D (and even in 3D), crop their photos using either pixels or percentage, resize, and convert their photo to various image formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and even newer formats like HEIC or HEIF. Version 1.3 sports a new user interface that now offers support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later, a new set of artistic effects, the option to crop your photo, and support for the HEIC and HEIF image formats.

Image Plus 1.3 costs $4.99. It can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online. 

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03:58
64BitApps releases Image Plus 1.3 for macOS

64BitApps has announced Image Plus 1.3, an update of the Mac app that allows users to edit, apply artistic effects, blur, crop, rotate, watermark, resize and convert their photos with ease.

It also allows users to rotate their photo in 2D (and even in 3D), crop their photos using either pixels or percentage, resize, and convert their photo to various image formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and even newer formats like HEIC or HEIF. Version 1.3 sports a new user interface that now offers support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later, a new set of artistic effects, the option to crop your photo, and support for the HEIC and HEIF image formats.

Image Plus 1.3 costs $4.99. It can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online. 

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03:58
64BitApps releases Image Plus 1.3 for macOS

64BitApps has announced Image Plus 1.3, an update of the Mac app that allows users to edit, apply artistic effects, blur, crop, rotate, watermark, resize and convert their photos with ease.

It also allows users to rotate their photo in 2D (and even in 3D), crop their photos using either pixels or percentage, resize, and convert their photo to various image formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and even newer formats like HEIC or HEIF. Version 1.3 sports a new user interface that now offers support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later, a new set of artistic effects, the option to crop your photo, and support for the HEIC and HEIF image formats.

Image Plus 1.3 costs $4.99. It can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online. 

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03:58
64BitApps releases Image Plus 1.3 for macOS

64BitApps has announced Image Plus 1.3, an update of the Mac app that allows users to edit, apply artistic effects, blur, crop, rotate, watermark, resize and convert their photos with ease.

It also allows users to rotate their photo in 2D (and even in 3D), crop their photos using either pixels or percentage, resize, and convert their photo to various image formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and even newer formats like HEIC or HEIF. Version 1.3 sports a new user interface that now offers support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later, a new set of artistic effects, the option to crop your photo, and support for the HEIC and HEIF image formats.

Image Plus 1.3 costs $4.99. It can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online. 

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03:42
J.D. Power: credit card rewards program reaches...

As U.S. credit card spending continues to set records in the face of an uncertain economy and growing competition from alternative lenders and digital payment apps, credit card issuers are in a pitched battle to win new customers with ever-richer rewards and incentive programs. 

According to the J.D. Power 2019 Credit Card Satisfaction Study,SM released today, the credit card incentive war may have reached its peak, with no real change in customers saying they fully understand the rewards and ancillary benefits available to them.

“The average credit card customer today has roughly 16 different benefits available, yet only about one-third of customers say they completely understand all of the benefits available to them,” says John Cabell, director, Wealth and Lending Intelligence at J.D. Power. “While the last several years of rewards-based competition among issuers has served to steadily increase overall customer satisfaction, issuers may have wrung all of the value...

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03:42
J.D. Power: credit card rewards program reaches...

As U.S. credit card spending continues to set records in the face of an uncertain economy and growing competition from alternative lenders and digital payment apps, credit card issuers are in a pitched battle to win new customers with ever-richer rewards and incentive programs. 

According to the J.D. Power 2019 Credit Card Satisfaction Study,SM released today, the credit card incentive war may have reached its peak, with no real change in customers saying they fully understand the rewards and ancillary benefits available to them.

“The average credit card customer today has roughly 16 different benefits available, yet only about one-third of customers say they completely understand all of the benefits available to them,” says John Cabell, director, Wealth and Lending Intelligence at J.D. Power. “While the last several years of rewards-based competition among issuers has served to steadily increase overall customer satisfaction, issuers may have wrung all of the value...

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03:42
J.D. Power: credit card rewards program reaches...

As U.S. credit card spending continues to set records in the face of an uncertain economy and growing competition from alternative lenders and digital payment apps, credit card issuers are in a pitched battle to win new customers with ever-richer rewards and incentive programs. 

According to the J.D. Power 2019 Credit Card Satisfaction Study,SM released today, the credit card incentive war may have reached its peak, with no real change in customers saying they fully understand the rewards and ancillary benefits available to them.

“The average credit card customer today has roughly 16 different benefits available, yet only about one-third of customers say they completely understand all of the benefits available to them,” says John Cabell, director, Wealth and Lending Intelligence at J.D. Power. “While the last several years of rewards-based competition among issuers has served to steadily increase overall customer satisfaction, issuers may have wrung all of the value...

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03:42
J.D. Power: credit card rewards program reaches...

As U.S. credit card spending continues to set records in the face of an uncertain economy and growing competition from alternative lenders and digital payment apps, credit card issuers are in a pitched battle to win new customers with ever-richer rewards and incentive programs. 

According to the J.D. Power 2019 Credit Card Satisfaction Study,SM released today, the credit card incentive war may have reached its peak, with no real change in customers saying they fully understand the rewards and ancillary benefits available to them.

“The average credit card customer today has roughly 16 different benefits available, yet only about one-third of customers say they completely understand all of the benefits available to them,” says John Cabell, director, Wealth and Lending Intelligence at J.D. Power. “While the last several years of rewards-based competition among issuers has served to steadily increase overall customer satisfaction, issuers may have wrung all of the value...

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03:15
Apple offers apology for Siri grading program,...

Following up on yesterday’s article about Apple firing more than 300 contractors grading Siri requests, the company has stated that it will halt the Siri grading program while giving it a “thorough review.”

The company has apparently finished the review and issued a statement apologizing for the way in which the program had been carried out. Apple also stated that it plans to reactivate the program this fall following some important changes.

Apple’s apology stated that “privacy is a fundamental human right,” and then describes how Apple designed Siri to protect your privacy by collecting as little data as possible, using random identifiers instead of personally identifiable information, never using data to build marketing profiles or sell to others.

The statement also details how user data helps the software improve, that “training” on...

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03:05
Kool Tools: Marqui Crossbody Pouch

WaterField Designs’s Marqui Crossbody Pouch is a ruggedly-constructed, modern minimalist bag that merges practicality with high fashion. 

It brings a modern professional aesthetic to the streetwear-style crossbody bag. Designed to hold an iPhone, Air Pods, and other basic necessities leaving hands free and pockets unfettered, the Marquis is comfortable enough to wear all day whether scooting, working, or sightseeing. Features include:

° Premium, full-grain leather on rugged ballistic nylon creates an uncluttered, timeless look to compliment any wardrobe.

° The front pocket holds an iPhone and other quick-access items and is secured with a smooth, water-resistant YKK zipper.

° Self-locking YKK zipper secures the main compartment and hides under the bag’s lip.

° Two interior open-topped pockets help organize necessities.

° A gold, rip-stop liner lights up the interior of both compartments making contents easy to locate.

°  Two small...

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03:05
Kool Tools: Marqui Crossbody Pouch

WaterField Designs’s Marqui Crossbody Pouch is a ruggedly-constructed, modern minimalist bag that merges practicality with high fashion. 

It brings a modern professional aesthetic to the streetwear-style crossbody bag. Designed to hold an iPhone, Air Pods, and other basic necessities leaving hands free and pockets unfettered, the Marquis is comfortable enough to wear all day whether scooting, working, or sightseeing. Features include:

° Premium, full-grain leather on rugged ballistic nylon creates an uncluttered, timeless look to compliment any wardrobe.

° The front pocket holds an iPhone and other quick-access items and is secured with a smooth, water-resistant YKK zipper.

° Self-locking YKK zipper secures the main compartment and hides under the bag’s lip.

° Two interior open-topped pockets help organize necessities.

° A gold, rip-stop liner lights up the interior of both compartments making contents easy to locate.

°  Two small...

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03:05
Kool Tools: Marqui Crossbody Pouch

WaterField Designs’s Marqui Crossbody Pouch is a ruggedly-constructed, modern minimalist bag that merges practicality with high fashion. 

It brings a modern professional aesthetic to the streetwear-style crossbody bag. Designed to hold an iPhone, Air Pods, and other basic necessities leaving hands free and pockets unfettered, the Marquis is comfortable enough to wear all day whether scooting, working, or sightseeing. Features include:

° Premium, full-grain leather on rugged ballistic nylon creates an uncluttered, timeless look to compliment any wardrobe.

° The front pocket holds an iPhone and other quick-access items and is secured with a smooth, water-resistant YKK zipper.

° Self-locking YKK zipper secures the main compartment and hides under the bag’s lip.

° Two interior open-topped pockets help organize necessities.

° A gold, rip-stop liner lights up the interior of both compartments making contents easy to locate.

°  Two small...

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03:05
Kool Tools: Marqui Crossbody Pouch

WaterField Designs’s Marqui Crossbody Pouch is a ruggedly-constructed, modern minimalist bag that merges practicality with high fashion. 

It brings a modern professional aesthetic to the streetwear-style crossbody bag. Designed to hold an iPhone, Air Pods, and other basic necessities leaving hands free and pockets unfettered, the Marquis is comfortable enough to wear all day whether scooting, working, or sightseeing. Features include:

° Premium, full-grain leather on rugged ballistic nylon creates an uncluttered, timeless look to compliment any wardrobe.

° The front pocket holds an iPhone and other quick-access items and is secured with a smooth, water-resistant YKK zipper.

° Self-locking YKK zipper secures the main compartment and hides under the bag’s lip.

° Two interior open-topped pockets help organize necessities.

° A gold, rip-stop liner lights up the interior of both compartments making contents easy to locate.

°  Two small...

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03:00
Apple distributes invitations to September 10th...

The rumors were true.

On Thursday, Apple sent out a wave of invitations to the media announcing its September 10th event to be held at Apple Park.

The tagline is “By innovation only” and features a multi-colored Apple logo. The rumor mill currently has it that green and purple models might be available as new additions to the iPhone XR’s color lineup.

Other persistent rumors for the 2019 iPhones include a new naming scheme (such as the “iPhone Pro”), two new models with three cameras, a matte finish for the back glass, improved Face ID, and the removal of 3D Touch.

We’ll see what happens come September 10th, and stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer

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03:00
Urbanears Rålis Bluetooth speaker review: Rich,...

This portable Bluetooth speaker consistently sounds good from any direction.

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03:00
Three big questions about Apple’s September event

With the announcement that Apple’s annual September event will be upon us in a little more than a week, it’s time to take stock of what we know about Apple’s upcoming plans and, more importantly, what we want to know.

While we can all feel pretty confident with the prediction that Apple will launch new iPhones, as well as recap the latest updates to its iOS and watchOS software platforms, there are still plenty of questions about the details of those announcements. Plus, as always, there’s plenty of speculation about what else Apple might roll out. In addition to phones, the September event has seen everything from Apple TV updates to iPads to AirPods to Apple Pencils to iMacs. It’s really anybody’s guess.

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02:29
Photos: iPhone 11 cases show new position for Apple...

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro lineup is set to be revealed in a week and a half, and naturally we mostly know what to expect: a big focus on camera improvements thanks to the new triple-camera system.

Whilst the shape of the overall chassis is not changing, we are expecting some tweaks to the back of the phone. This obviously includes the bigger square camera protrusion, but also some new color options and matte glass instead of glossy finishes. Photos posted to Slashleaks show another small design change: the Apple logo has been moved downwards and is now centered vertically and horizontally.

...

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02:14
Geekbench 4.4.2 - Measure processor and memory...

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

The published price is for a single-user license for OS X only, see the pricing page for other license options.



Version 4.4.2:

  • Fix a crash that could occur on systems with more than 128 cores.
  • Improve system information reporting on systems with recent AMD and Intel processors.



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



Download Now]]>

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02:07
Slack 4.0.3 - Collaborative communication app.

Slack is a collaborative communication app that simplifies real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern working teams.



Version 4.0.3:

New:

  • We’ve updated all the background things to ensure that whenever a new OS update may arrive, Slack will continue to work perfectly. Or, at least, work as expected

Bug Fixes:

  • Now, when we check for network connectivity, it’s more reliable than it was before. Making for a quicker connection, and less frustration



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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00:11
Quicken 2019 5.12.3 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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00:03
calibre 3.47.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.47.0:

  • macOS: Fix a regression that...
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Thursday August 29

23:29
OnyX 3.6.7 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.



Version 3.6.7:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.14 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
DEVONthink Pro 3.0beta7 - Knowledge base,...

DEVONthink Pro is your essential assistant for today's world, where almost everything is digital. From shopping receipts to important research papers, your life often fills your hard drive in the form of emails, PDFs, Word documents, multimedia files and more. Questions eventually pop up, like where do you store all of this stuff? How do you organize these very different file types, and even better, how do you find the exact file you're looking for the second you need it? It's almost as if you need a second brain just to keep your digital life straight.

DEVONthink Pro is the solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files. Boasting a refined artificial intelligence, DEVONthink Pro is exceedingly flexible and adapts to your personal needs. And if the files are not digital yet, digitize them with DEVONthink Pro Office. Use it as your...

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20:59
TunnelBear 3.9.0 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $9.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

See...

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20:59
VueScan 9.6.47 - Scanner software with advanced...

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

Why should you use VueScan?

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

The list of supported scanners is...

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20:59
Thunderbird 68.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 68.0:

New Features:

  • File link attachments can now be linked to again instead of uploading them again
  • Mark all folders of an account as read
  • Run filters periodically. Improved filter logging.
  • OAuth2 authentication for Yandex
  • Language packs can now be selected in the Advanced Options. Preference intl.multilingual.enabled needs to be set (and possily also extensions.langpacks.signatures.required needs to be set to false)
  • On Windows a...
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20:59
DEVONthink Pro 3.0beta7 - Knowledge base,...

DEVONthink Pro is your essential assistant for today's world, where almost everything is digital. From shopping receipts to important research papers, your life often fills your hard drive in the form of emails, PDFs, Word documents, multimedia files and more. Questions eventually pop up, like where do you store all of this stuff? How do you organize these very different file types, and even better, how do you find the exact file you're looking for the second you need it? It's almost as if you need a second brain just to keep your digital life straight.

DEVONthink Pro is the solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files. Boasting a refined artificial intelligence, DEVONthink Pro is exceedingly flexible and adapts to your personal needs. And if the files are not digital yet, digitize them with DEVONthink Pro Office. Use it as your...

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19:37
iPhone exploits in hacked websites went unnoticed...




Researchers from Google's Project Zero security initiative on Thursday revealed the discovery of a collection of hacked websites that for years hosted a series of exploits targeting iPhone models up to iPhone X running the current version of iOS 12.

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19:30
How FORTRAN Happened

The post How FORTRAN Happened appeared first on krypted.

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18:46
Plex to offer free, ad-supported content from Warner...




Popular multimedia content platform Plex on Thursday announced a new deal that will see the platform gain access to movies and shows from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

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18:37
Google researchers detail malicious website exploits...

A new report from Vice today details discoveries made by Google Project Zero researchers that “may be one of the largest attacks against iPhone users ever.” The basis of the attacks is a series of hacked websites, which were randomly distributing malware to iPhone users.

more…

The post Google researchers detail malicious website exploits that targeted iPhone users for years appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:08
Study: Apple Pay at 9% adoption in US, lags far...




A new study finds Apple Pay adoption is rapidly growing in a number of major international markets including China, but it and other mobile payments services continue to languish in the U.S.

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17:39
Apple to Launch new iPhones at the Steve Jobs...

Apple sent out invitations to the media today for its annual September event, where it’s expected to announce new iPhone models. Apple's announcement theme plays-off the traditional "By Invitation Only" with "By Innovation Only."

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17:05
Apple Pay usage continues to lag in the United...

A new report from CNBC today dives into the differing usage of mobile payment platforms such as Apple Pay around the world. The report explains that while mobile payment usage is growing in many countries, adoption in the United States continues to lag.

more…

The post Apple Pay usage continues to lag in the United States, new data suggests appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:35
Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro (512GB SSD)...




Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD is on sale for $2,299, a $300 markdown off retail and the lowest price available heading into the Labor Day weekend (exclusively for AppleInsider readers).

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16:26
Apple's decision to 'break' FaceTime...




Apple is facing another class action lawsuit over its supposed decision to render FaceTime inoperable in iOS 6 as part of efforts to save money on a data services. The strategy allegedly forced users who relied on the video conferencing product little choice but to update to iOS 7, including iPhone 4 series owners whose older handsets strained to run the latest operating system.

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15:22
Watch this highly skilled jeweler make custom 18K...

Pablo Cimadevila, a highly skilled jeweler and YouTuber shared a fascinating video on his channel today showing the process of making 18K gold AirPods. And it isn’t just a gold finish on top of the standard white AirPods. He deconstructed them, created his own AirPods cast, melted 18K gold, and created a stunning all-gold finished product that works.

more…

The post Watch this highly skilled jeweler make custom 18K gold AirPods [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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15:12
Skype for Mac and iOS adds new messaging and media...

Microsoft today has rolled out a handful of new features for messaging in the Skype application on iOS and Mac. There’s support for message drafts, bookmarks, and more with today’s update.

more…

The post Skype for Mac and iOS adds new messaging and media features, split window, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:17
It’s fun to play with this colorful fluid simulator

I’m having way too much fun poking around on this simulator.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:01
What it’s like to eject out of a military jet

There are lots of things I would have loved to experience in a fighter jet but ejecting out of the seat is not one of them.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:52
∞ Why Tim Hortons struggles in the United States

Tim Hortons is a Canadian institution. I love the stat in the video that there is one Starbucks for every 42,000+ Americans, one Dunkin Donuts for every 38,000+ Americans but one Timmies for every 9,800 Canadians. That’s incredible market penetration here in Canada. But their lack of success to even make a dent in the US market is a fascinating study in business failure.

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13:13
mophie juice pack air keeps your iPhone happy with...

mophie’s juice pack air ($99.95) has been a longtime best-seller for people looking for a way to keep their iPhone charged while not adding a lot of weight. The latest version of the juice pack air has been redesigned to allow wireless charging of the battery pack and iPhone, but still allows Lightning pass-through when necessary. Today I’m taking a look at the mophie juice pack air for iPhone Xs Max.

Design

The juice pack air comes in a very familiar looking body — it’s similar to older versions of the juice pack air, with a removable top that allows for easy slide-in of the iPhone, speaker holes in the bottom front of the case, passthrough buttons, and of course a hole for the camera. There’s also a Lightning port on the bottom of the unit, so if you don’t have a...

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12:50
Look for iPhone News at Apple’s September 10th Event

Apple’s next big event will be held on 10 September 2019. Expect new iPhones, operating system ship dates, and maybe even one more thing!

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12:37
Apple Announces Siri Privacy Reforms

After a whistleblower revealed that Apple contractors were listening in on Siri conversations, Apple shut down the program and promised improvements. Here they are.

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12:21
Review: Play 'Pokemon Masters' if you have...




Pokemon Masters, the newest addition to Pokemon's ever-growing collection of spinoffs and side-games, is finally released. AppleInsider takes a look at it to see if it's a worth picking up, or if you should take a hard pass at it.

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12:16
Some Airlines Banning All MacBook Pros From Checked...

Following Apple's recall of some 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models with faulty batteries, airlines around the world are starting to implement bans, some of which affect other non-impacted MacBook Pro models.

Qantas airlines, for example, told Bloomberg that all 15-inch MacBook Pro models are banned from checked luggage and must remain switched off for the duration of the flight. That ban applies not only to machines with faulty batteries, but also perfectly fine MacBook Pro models not subject to recall.

Virgin Australia, meanwhile, has banned "all Apple MacBooks" from checked luggage,...

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12:02
Colorful AirPods ad from Apple proves customers like...

Apple has shared a new AirPods ad today on its Korean website and YouTube channel. The most recent ad for its fully wireless earphones shows off a fun look at a bunch of ways AirPods users have creatively approached customization with lively and colorful cases.

more…

The post Colorful AirPods ad from Apple proves customers like colors that aren’t just white appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:21
Apple to hold ‘By Innovation’ only event on Sept. 10

Apple will have its next big media event on, as rumored, Tuesday, Sept. 10. Dubbed “By innovation only,” it will be held at 10 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

Certain to be unveiled are new iPhones. Also expected are new Apple Watches.

Less certain are new iPad Pros and the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro. I personally expect those to be unveiled in October, along with the announced shipping date for the modular Mac Pro and the Apple Display XDR. 

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11:18
Apple’s next big event is on Sept. 10

Apple will have its next big media event on, as rumored, Sept. 10. Dubbed “By innovation only,” it will be held at 10 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

Certain to be unveiled are new iPhones. Also expected are new Apple Watches.

The post Apple’s next big event is on Sept. 10 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:18
Apple’s next big event is on Sept. 10

Apple will have its next big media event on, as rumored, Sept. 10. Dubbed “By innovation only,” it will be held at 10 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

Certain to be unveiled are new iPhones. Also expected are new Apple Watches.

The post Apple’s next big event is on Sept. 10 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:18
Apple’s next big event is on Sept. 10

Apple will have its next big media event on, as rumored, Sept. 10. Dubbed “By innovation only,” it will be held at 10 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

Certain to be unveiled are new iPhones. Also expected are new Apple Watches.

The post Apple’s next big event is on Sept. 10 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:18
Apple’s next big event is on Sept. 10

Apple will have its next big media event on, as rumored, Sept. 10. Dubbed “By innovation only,” it will be held at 10 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

Certain to be unveiled are new iPhones. Also expected are new Apple Watches.

The post Apple’s next big event is on Sept. 10 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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10:51
9to5Mac Daily: August 29, 2019 – Apple confirms ‘By...

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.

Sponsored by OmniFocus: Try OmniFocus for the Web, the new browser-based companion app to the professional to-do list manager for Mac and iOS.

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10:49
Labor Day sales deliver record low prices on 2019...




Labor Day sales are going on now at top Apple retailers, with savings of up to $700 off MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Apple Watch and iPad devices. Shop the weekend sales now at Adorama, Amazon, B&H and Best Buy for the best selection and steepest discounts, with prices as low as $199.

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10:45
South Korean AirPods ad shows wide variety of case...




A new video on Apple's South Korean YouTube page advertises AirPods and the case by highlighting the wide variety of covers available for the protective recharging accessory, including many that Apple's online store does not currently sell.

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10:38
Keyboard Maestro 9.0.1

Maintenance release that follows the recent major upgrade to the automation and clipboard utility. ($36 new, $25 upgrade, 25.8 MB)

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10:25
Piezo 1.6.1

Adds preliminary compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($19 new, free update, 10.3 MB)

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10:17
Apple reverses stance on iPhone repairs and will...

This is undoubtedly a reaction to the “right to repair” movement with Apple trying to head off legislation. The good news is that the new program is free for independent repair shops to join.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:00
Apple to stop storing Siri audio after contractors...

Enlarge / An Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4. (credit: Getty Images | Wachiwit)

Apple will stop storing voice recordings captured by Siri-enabled devices except in cases when users intentionally opt in to the practice. "[B]y default, we will no longer retain audio recordings of Siri interactions," Apple said in an announcement yesterday. "We will continue to use computer-generated transcripts to help Siri improve."

The change won't take effect right away. The default storage of Siri recordings will stop "with a future software release in fall 2019," Apple said in a support document.

Historically, Apple stored Siri recordings...

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09:53
Apple’s colorful September event invite already has...

Apple today officially set its iPhone 11 event for September 10 at Steve Jobs Theater. As is always the case, people are already speculating as to what the colorful invite itself might mean for the announcements.

more…

The post Apple’s colorful September event invite already has people guessing what it means appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:47
Facebook is training an AI assistant inside ‘...

The most advanced AIs today can perform select tasks with superhuman-like efficiency, beating the best humans have to offer at intricate games like Starcraft II and Go. But ask those same AIs to perform something outside of their area of expertise, a...

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09:45
Apple Will Launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino

Get ready for the iPhone 11 on September 10. Apple today sent invites to reporters for its next big product launch. It plans to introduce its newest devices and services at 10am, at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. From a report: The iPhone may be a tougher sell this year. Apple isn't expected to change the basic design of the device, making it the first time the iPhone's had the same look for three years in a row. At the same time, rivals are introducing phones with flexible screens and with 5G -- two innovations not found in Apple devices. Many people are looking toward 2020 for big iPhone changes. This year, Apple is expected to introduce three new models, replacing the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR with the rumored iPhone 11, 11 Max/11 Pro and 11R. The devices likely will include better cameras, faster processors and iOS 13. They come at a time of malaise in the smartphone market, with people holding onto their devices longer than before.

...

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09:30
Google's bug bounty program now covers all...

There have been several instances of malware discovered in apps on the Google Play Store recently, and now Google is enlisting further help from the public in beefing up the security of the apps it distributes on its platform.

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09:26
Twitterrific updates for iOS and macOS bring new...

Developer Iconfactory is out with the latest releases of Twitterrific for iOS and macOS. The updated versions include new themes, support for viewing full images, quoted tweets with images, and more.

more…

The post Twitterrific updates for iOS and macOS bring new themes, support for quoted tweets with images, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:24
Apple’s big iPhone 11 event will be held on...

Apple sent out invitation to its big September event, and as predicted, it will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific on September 10 in the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

The event invitations were accompanied by a glossy and colorful Apple logo image together with the tagline, “By innovation only.” These images and taglines often give us little hints about what is to be announced, but this one is a little obtuse.

(We should mention, too, that the colors on the Apple logo are not the same as the classic rainbow Apple logo: the orange stripe is missing, and the colors are out of order.)

Apple usually holds its September event, at which it announces new iPhones and Apple Watches (among other things), on the second Tuesday or Wednesday of September. As Wednesday is September 11, it seemed an unlikely choice, leaving September 10 as most likely date.

...

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09:17
Nike's self-lacing Huarache can be controlled...

The late '80s and early '90s are fondly remembered by Nike fans. The Air Max 1 and Air Max 90 redefined sneaker designs with their "visible air" heel units. The Air Huarache crossed over from runners to fashion-conscious city-dwellers thanks to its u...

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09:13
∞ Apple sends invite for September 10 event

Apple on Thursday sent an invite to press for a special event to be held at the company’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters. The event will be at The Steve Jobs Theater on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am.

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09:06
Apple will unveil its latest iPhones on September...

Here we go again. September is fast approaching, so that means it's almost time to officially find out what Apple has in store with this year's iPhones. Its big fall event is set for September 10th, and it'll take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in C...

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09:05
Apple's 'By Innovation Only' new...




Apple has revealed the date of its annual September event, the venue of the company's refresh of the iPhone product line, with invitations to the media confirming this year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 10.

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09:04
Apple announces expected iPhone 11 event for...

Save the date. Apple has officially announced its next big event for Tuesday, September 10, where we expect to see the iPhone 11 revealed. This date lines up with the rumored event date based on a leaked asset in iOS 13 beta earlier this month.

The ‘By innovation only’ event will take place at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, at 10 am PT/1 pm ET. We also expect Apple to share updates on iOS 13, Apple Watch, Apple TV+ and Arcade, and much more.

more…

The post Apple announces expected iPhone 11 event for September 10: ‘By innovation only’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:04
Apple Invites Media to September 10 Event at Apple...

Apple today sent out media invites for its annual iPhone-centric event that will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

The media invites offer up a first look at the theme of the event and feature the tagline "By innovation only."

Image via Neil Cybart

There's a lot to look forward to when it comes to the 2019 iPhone lineup, which will be the main feature at the September 10 event. Apple is expected to continue to offer three iPhones, two OLED models in 5.8 and 6.5 inches and one LCD model that's 6.1 inches, but all three will see camera improvements.

The two OLED models are said to have triple-lens camera setups arranged within in a square bump, with the setup including a telephoto lens, a wide-angle lens, and a new...

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09:02
Apple Offers Genuine iPhone Parts and Tools to...

In a welcome change of heart for a company that has lobbied against Right to Repair legislation, Apple has announced the Independent Repair Program, which will provide genuine iPhone parts, tools, training, repair manuals, and diagnostics to independent repair businesses.

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09:01
MacBook deals abound before Labor Day, plus Amazon’s...
09:00
Apple Showcases Cute Ways Customers Have Customized...

Apple today shared a new AirPods ad in Korea that showcases a variety of cute ways in which customers have customized their AirPods charging cases, including adding heart stickers, teddy bear ornaments, salt and pepper decals, and more. Many of the AirPods cases have also been transformed into keychains.

Apple does not offer any of these customization options for AirPods cases in Korea or elsewhere and is merely promoting the creativity of its Korean customers. The ad is featured at the top of Apple's homepage in Korea.

This follows Apple's creative "Bounce" ad that highlighted the newer wireless charging case available for AirPods.

Related Roundup: AirPods 2Tag:...

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09:00
How to pay for things securely

We are essentially a cashless society. With the rise of debit cards in the late 1980s early '90s, fewer and fewer of us use paper money to pay for things. Throw in online shopping and single-retailer payment apps like the one from Starbucks, and ATMs...

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08:55
TunnelBear 3.9.0 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
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Nike Adapt Huarache can be controlled via Siri,...




Nike has announced the the September launch of the Nike Adapt Huarache, an athletic shoe that can be controlled with the Apple Watch and Siri Shortcuts.

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08:46
Thunderbird 68.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 68.0:

New Features:

  • File link attachments can now be linked to again instead of uploading them again
  • Mark all folders of an account as read
  • Run filters periodically. Improved filter logging.
  • OAuth2 authentication for Yandex
  • Language packs can now be selected in the Advanced Options. Preference intl.multilingual.enabled needs to be set (and possily also extensions.langpacks.signatures.required needs to be set to false)
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Nomura predicts poor 2019 iPhone sales, warns over...




Apple's 2019 iPhone refresh will be disappointing, according to Nomura Instinet, with financial analysts cutting their estimates to below the Wall Street consensus with the added belief other takes on the 5G-equipped 2020 models are too optimistic.

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Juul will require retailers to scan IDs before...

By May 2021, anyone looking to purchase a Juul e-cig will have to have their ID scanned. Juul announced today that it will soon require all retailers to use an updated point-of-sale (POS) system. When Juul products are scanned, the POS will prompt th...

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Plex will stream free, ad-supported Warner Bros....

While Plex mainly focuses on allowing users to set up a streaming server for their own media files, the company has also ventured into other features such as live TV, podcasts and integration with other streaming services. Their latest move will add...

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iPhone XS Max ranks behind Samsung Galaxy Note 10+...

After putting the iPhone XS Max and Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10+ head to head in a drop test, YouTuber PhoneBuff is out today with the same devices in a speed test. While the Note 10+ beat the almost year-old iPhone XS Max, it wasn’t by as much as you might guess with Samsung’s latest featuring 12GB of RAM.

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The post iPhone XS Max ranks behind Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ ahead of iPhone 11 debut appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:09
Nike's New Shoes Support Siri Shortcuts and...

Nike today announced the Nike Adapt Huarache shoe, which features the company's "FitAdapt" technology that lets you adjust the fit of the shoe through Siri or your Apple Watch.

Similar to the Nike Adapt BB shoes from earlier this year, the new Huarache shoe includes a FitAdapt lacing system. Run from a midfoot motor, the system is controlled by the connected Nike app and tightens or loosens the shoe based on user control.

For the first time, these controls include speaking to Siri on your iPhone, or using the Apple Watch app. The shoe also offers preset modes for custom fits, and support for Siri Shortcuts for even easier control over the laces.

In a PR image of the...

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08:09
Nike's New Shoes Support Siri Shortcuts and...

Nike today announced the Nike Adapt Huarache shoe, which features the company's "FitAdapt" technology that lets you adjust the fit of the shoe through Siri or your Apple Watch.

Similar to the Nike Adapt BB shoes from earlier this year, the new Huarache shoe includes a FitAdapt lacing system. Run from a midfoot motor, the system is controlled by the connected Nike app and tightens or loosens the shoe based on user control.

For the first time, these controls include speaking to Siri on your iPhone, or using the Apple Watch app. The shoe also offers preset modes for custom fits, and support for Siri Shortcuts for even easier control over the laces.

In a PR image of the...

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08:00
Can this year's new Kindle compete with the...

This year's Kindle refresh gave Managing Editor James Trew a lot to like, including an illuminated display and a smaller design with smoother edges. Although the 2019 Kindle has only a single storage option and its recessed display tends to attract d...

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