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Thursday June 27

06:57
New 'Shot on iPhone' advertisement...




The latest "Shot on iPhone" advertisement, which appeared on the Apple India YouTube channel, features Indian cricket players of all ages and abilities in a celebration of sports and culture.

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06:34
Our favorite hidden features in iOS 13

This is a great list. Well organized, easy to scan through. Nice job by Macworld’s Jason Cross.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:32
New iPadOS button bar offers a shortcut for three-...




Apple announced plans at WWDC19 to enable iOS 13 and iPadOS to allow users to perform three finger gestures to perform common actions like undo, copy and paste. If you can't remember the gestures, a three-finger tap brings up a tappable menu of action buttons.

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06:28
∞ Marques Brownlee reviews PowerBeats Pro, compares...

[VIDEO] If you are on the fence, deciding between PowerBeats Pro or AirPods, this is a solid review (video embedded in main Loop post).

The one thing I think Marques missed was the impact on background noise. The in-ear-canal design of the PowerBeats Pro means you’ll get much less background noise than AirPods.

On the plus side, that’s a real benefit on an airplane or in a space with a lot of ambient sound. On the down side, I find I am much more aware of my environment, better able to have conversations with people with AirPods in my ear.

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06:22
Apple Stores start selling One Drop blood glucose...




Apple has commenced sales of the One Drop blood glucose monitor in a small number of its retail outlets, bringing this particular Health app-compatible diabetes management device to its physical stores for the first time.

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06:20
Apple’s Xbox and PS4 controller support turns an...

The Verge:

Apple is bringing Xbox and PlayStation 4 controller support to the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV this fall. It’s a big change from the select MFi Bluetooth controllers that were supported before, and it means you can now easily connect any PS4 or Xbox One controller to your device to play games on the go.

Big fan of this move by Apple.

I’ve been trying out an Xbox One S controller (with Bluetooth support) on my iPad Pro running the new public beta, and I’m convinced this is a big step toward using an iPad as a portable game console.

A step, because you are still depending on the console. Read the article for all the details on playing console games on your iPad, with the controller connected via Bluetooth.

All good. But makes me wonder, will Apple ship Apple Arcade games compatible with the PS4 and Xbox One controllers? If so, I think that would help make Apple a very important player in this space. Grab your iPad and favorite controller...

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06:19
Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X

Native Instruments has released MASSIVE X, the successor to the MASSIVE popular synthesizers. At its heart is a new oscillator section with dual wavetable oscillators and 170 wavetables. 

Ten different oscillator modes, each with their own submodes, provide various ways to create sounds or textures. Three primary sound sculpting controls include wavetable position as a standard control, plus two additional custom parameters for each mode. Two phase modulation oscillators and an auxiliary modulation input mean MASSIVE X is capable of huge variation right at the sound source – even before additional modulation, effects, or routing are used.

Switchable filters, noise generators, insert effects, and master effects enable flexibility when building and editing sound, and a preset library provides a wealth of production-ready sounds that also showcase the possibilities of the instrument.

In the future, free updates to MASSIVE X will introduce new presets, and expand...

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06:19
Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X

Native Instruments has released MASSIVE X, the successor to the MASSIVE popular synthesizers. At its heart is a new oscillator section with dual wavetable oscillators and 170 wavetables. 

Ten different oscillator modes, each with their own submodes, provide various ways to create sounds or textures. Three primary sound sculpting controls include wavetable position as a standard control, plus two additional custom parameters for each mode. Two phase modulation oscillators and an auxiliary modulation input mean MASSIVE X is capable of huge variation right at the sound source – even before additional modulation, effects, or routing are used.

Switchable filters, noise generators, insert effects, and master effects enable flexibility when building and editing sound, and a preset library provides a wealth of production-ready sounds that also showcase the possibilities of the instrument.

In the future, free updates to MASSIVE X will introduce new presets, and expand...

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06:19
Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X

Native Instruments has released MASSIVE X, the successor to the MASSIVE popular synthesizers. At its heart is a new oscillator section with dual wavetable oscillators and 170 wavetables. 

Ten different oscillator modes, each with their own submodes, provide various ways to create sounds or textures. Three primary sound sculpting controls include wavetable position as a standard control, plus two additional custom parameters for each mode. Two phase modulation oscillators and an auxiliary modulation input mean MASSIVE X is capable of huge variation right at the sound source – even before additional modulation, effects, or routing are used.

Switchable filters, noise generators, insert effects, and master effects enable flexibility when building and editing sound, and a preset library provides a wealth of production-ready sounds that also showcase the possibilities of the instrument.

In the future, free updates to MASSIVE X will introduce new presets, and expand...

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06:19
Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X

Native Instruments has released MASSIVE X, the successor to the MASSIVE popular synthesizers. At its heart is a new oscillator section with dual wavetable oscillators and 170 wavetables. 

Ten different oscillator modes, each with their own submodes, provide various ways to create sounds or textures. Three primary sound sculpting controls include wavetable position as a standard control, plus two additional custom parameters for each mode. Two phase modulation oscillators and an auxiliary modulation input mean MASSIVE X is capable of huge variation right at the sound source – even before additional modulation, effects, or routing are used.

Switchable filters, noise generators, insert effects, and master effects enable flexibility when building and editing sound, and a preset library provides a wealth of production-ready sounds that also showcase the possibilities of the instrument.

In the future, free updates to MASSIVE X will introduce new presets, and expand...

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06:14
UK broadband provider EE drops set-top box in favor...

Apple has snagged another deal to supply Apple TV boxes through ISPs. Today, EE announced that it will scrap its current own-brand set-top box offering to a new broadband plan that includes a free Apple TV 4K.

more…

The post UK broadband provider EE drops set-top box in favor of Apple TV 4K appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:03
New Philips Hue bulbs updated with Bluetooth...




Philips has updated the Hue line with Bluetooth-equipped bulbs replacing the Zigbee-only ones, but they still need the Hue Bridge to work with HomeKit.

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06:01
Apple looks into ways to make the Apple Pencil even...

A new patent filing (number 20190196607) for “stiffness rendering for a pencil” shows that Apple is investigating ways to make its Apple Pencil even more sensitive and effective.

The tech giant notes that conventional electronic devices can include feedback components that are configured to generate user feedback so as to improve the overall user experience. However, the feedback generated by such conventional feedback components is in isolation to the environment external to the electronic device. Apple says there’s “a need for enhancing the user's experience by implementing feedback components in electronic devices that are capable of generating tangible feedback that is based on an amount of user contact with the electronic device.”

Here’s the summary of the patent filing: “According to some embodiments, an accessory device for use with a touch sensitive portion of an electronic device is described. The accessory device can include a...

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06:00
Philips Hue launches its first Bluetooth smart...

Philips Hue smart lights have been among the most consumer friendly smart home upgrades on the market for years, and today a new addition to the connected bulb lineup is making the upgrade even easier. Signify is officially announcing Philips Hue with Bluetooth, all-new smart lights that don’t require a bridge for setup.

more…

The post Philips Hue launches its first Bluetooth smart lights, no bridge required appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:00
Organize Your Bookmarks Between Devices and Browsers...

Apple’s Safari has made it easy to share bookmarks between devices, but it has a few problems — it’s a pain to organize across devices, and the sync capability only works with Safari. What if you use other popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Opera? That’s where Qlearly Premium comes in, a browser extension that makes it drop-dead simple to organize tabs and sync them across devices. ...

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06:00
How to set a higher dpi without changing an image’s...

Some purposes require high-resolution images. Others require high-density ones. How can you tell the difference and provide what’s needed? Resolution and image pixel density are two separate concepts often blurred into the single term “resolution.” This makes it difficult to provide what’s needed.

Resolution refers effectively to the amount of information in an image, and more concretely to its dimensions measured in pixels. The amount of detail you capture in an image—whether a photo, scan, or graphic—is directly related to its resolution, as to capture ever more detail, you need ever more pixels. You might need quite a lot of pixels to provide a zoomable image of something with a lot of detail, like a machine, or to print a large-format photograph.

To read this article in full, please click here

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06:00
New Philips Hue smart bulbs don’t need the Hue...

Philips is shifting to a new chip that has both Bluetooth and Zigbee radios onboard, but most people will still want a Hue Bridge on their home network.

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05:56
Apple iPhone production increases in response to...




To take advantage of the Huawei ban, Apple increased production of iPhones across the entire quarter that concludes at the end of June, Cowen analysts said in report issued on Thursday.

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05:55
NBCUniversal is paying $500M to pull “The Office”...

Hollywood Reporter:

NBCUniversal — the parent company of producers Universal TV — won an auction for the library after outbidding Netflix in a $100 million-per-year pact.

And:

Disney, meanwhile, has made clear that it doesn’t plan to stay in business with Netflix given its own streaming ambitions. Now that the company has majority control of Hulu, that platform is likely to benefit from the pullback of Disney-owned ABC’s programming from Netflix.

If you are into the biz side of TV streaming, this is a fascinating read. Lots of detail.

My takeaway: The breakup of content bundles is going to create a lot of options for consumers, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. If you want Star Trek, you’ll need to pony up for CBS All Access. Want The Office? You’ll need to get the service from NBC (if and when they ship one), or the service they ultimately license to. Add in Netflix, HBO, Disney, etc., and things are going to get expensive.

This is...

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05:44
Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection credited with...




Apple Watch has helped save another life, this time an 87-year-old woman who got into a car crash after which the Apple Watch automatically dialed emergency services.

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05:43
iPhones could some day serve as guidance devices for...

iPhones could some day serve as guidance devices for the sensory impaired, based on a new patent filing (number 20190196594) by Apple. Unless the invention regards a completely new stand-alone device, which I doubt.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that people use a variety of senses to navigate and interact with the various environments they encounter on a daily basis. For example, people use their senses of sight and sound to navigate in their homes, on the street, through workplaces and shopping centers, and so on. Apple says that such environments may be designed and configured under the assumption that people will be able to use senses such as sight and sound for navigation. 

Of course, many folks are sensory impaired in one way or another. People may be deaf or at least partially auditorily impaired, blind or at least partially visually impaired, and so on. By way of example, the World Health Organization estimated in April of 2012...

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05:39
Can smart home devices get viruses? Experts separate...

Can smart home devices get viruses? There’s been a lot of talk about the idea of IoT (Internet of Things) devices being infected by viruses, not least because Samsung this month recommended scanning its QLED televisions for viruses every few weeks.

Security experts from Avast and Symantec have set out to separate fact from fiction. They say that while a virus isn’t impossible, it is extremely unlikely – but there are four other ways the security of your smart home can be compromised, and we outline some simple steps you can take to reduce the risks …

more…

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05:28
Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4.4, a security update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphics files. 

Graphic Inspector can locate documents with specific attributes such as resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and more. The app is the only tool on the market that can preflight both raster images and vector files. Version 2.4.4 was updated to satisfy new security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $19.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

 

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05:28
Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4.4, a security update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphics files. 

Graphic Inspector can locate documents with specific attributes such as resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and more. The app is the only tool on the market that can preflight both raster images and vector files. Version 2.4.4 was updated to satisfy new security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $19.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

 

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05:28
Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4.4, a security update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphics files. 

Graphic Inspector can locate documents with specific attributes such as resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and more. The app is the only tool on the market that can preflight both raster images and vector files. Version 2.4.4 was updated to satisfy new security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $19.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

 

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05:28
Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4.4, a security update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphics files. 

Graphic Inspector can locate documents with specific attributes such as resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and more. The app is the only tool on the market that can preflight both raster images and vector files. Version 2.4.4 was updated to satisfy new security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $19.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

 

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05:25
Apple may invest $100 million in Japan Display

Apple will invest $100 million in Japan Display (JDI), according to an Ashia Shimbun report.

Japan Display is an LCD technology joint venture by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi. For the past several years, it’s had its share of financial woes as it dealt with the rise of low-cost regional rivals, underestimated an industry shift towards organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display, and an inability to break its smartphone reliance on Apple. 

Japan Display generates more than half of its revenue form Apple. In fact, in 2015, the company announced plans to build a $1.4 billion factory dedicated solely to smartphone displays. Through its $100 million investment, Apple will reportedly move LCD orders from China to Japan Display, according to Asia Shimbun.



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05:18
CleanMyMac X 4.4.3.1 - Delete files that waste your...

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 4.4.3.1:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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05:09
iPhone's Lightning port removal could improve...




A future iPhone could be created without a Lightning port. Apple is examining ways to allow a physical data connection to occur with "waveguides," using electromagnetic waves that pass through a cable to a device, without needing to have a physical connection to a port.

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04:40
An 87 Year-Old Women in a Car Accident had her Apple...

Yesterday evening NBC news in Maine reported on an 87 year-old women by the name of Dotty White who was in a car crash, dazed, confused and with a series of broken bones. Mrs. White was wearing her Apple Watch 4 that offers a new feature called "Fall Detection" ...

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04:20
Delta is the first airline to use Apple's...




Delta is testing Apple's Business Chat with a select group of customers over the summer, and plans to bring it to all passengers in the Fall.

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04:07
WhatsApp test lets you share status with Facebook,...

WhatsApp is testing the option to share your status with Facebook and Instagram, as well as third-party apps. The feature is currently available to those enrolled in the beta-test program …

more…

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04:00
Americans now answer less than half of the calls on...

If my iPhone rings and I see a number that I don’t recognize, I don’t answer. My theory is that anyone who knows me and wants to talk with me with leave a message. This theory has yet to be proven wrong. 

Apparently, lots of other folks feel the same way. Hiya, which specializes in nuisance and scam call protection, that released findings showing that as robocalls continue to rise, Americans are using their mobile phones less and less to make and receive calls. 

According to Hiya’s analysis, spam calls grew to 25.3 billion in the first half of 2019, up 128% compared to the same period last year, and nearly reaching the 26.3 billion robocalls Americans received in all of 2018. The average number of spam calls...

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04:00
How to use iOS 13’s new Silence Unknown Callers...

Spam calls have gotten way out of hand. It used to be that you could simply ignore anything with a caller ID of “unknown caller” or a distant or toll-free area code. Today, thanks to automated systems that spoof phone numbers, scammers and spammers can call you from numbers that look like they’re from right in your neighborhood. Many people now get several spam calls every day.

Fortunately, iOS 13 brings with it a feature that can help combat this nuisance, and it’s really easy to enable and disable.

Turn on Silence Unknown Callers

First, open Settings. Then tap on Phone

Scroll down to the section labeled “Call Silencing and Blocked Callers” and look for the toggle switch Silence Unknown Callers. Turn that on, and you’re good to go!

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03:41
Study: 63% of creatives struggle with implementing...

Unity Technologies, the company powering more than 60% of all AR and VR content and serving more than 11 billion ads each month, has revealed the results of an independent research project on the state of the Augmented Reality (AR) advertising and marketing market in 2019. 

Unity surveyed approximately 1000 participants within the advertising and marketing sectors across the U.S. and UK to gauge a better understanding of their comfort level, technical competency, enthusiasm for, and experiences with AR in advertising and marketing.

The survey revealed that technical hurdles are the number one thing hindering the creation of successful AR campaigns. Moreover, results suggested that creatives who have worked with an AR campaign cite technical challenges (24.6%) and cost (39.1%) as the two biggest issues in considering the campaigns successful.

“Augmented reality is becoming ubiquitous and creative marketers and advertisers are already establishing the use cases...

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03:41
Study: 63% of creatives struggle with implementing...

Unity Technologies, the company powering more than 60% of all AR and VR content and serving more than 11 billion ads each month, has revealed the results of an independent research project on the state of the Augmented Reality (AR) advertising and marketing market in 2019. 

Unity surveyed approximately 1000 participants within the advertising and marketing sectors across the U.S. and UK to gauge a better understanding of their comfort level, technical competency, enthusiasm for, and experiences with AR in advertising and marketing.

The survey revealed that technical hurdles are the number one thing hindering the creation of successful AR campaigns. Moreover, results suggested that creatives who have worked with an AR campaign cite technical challenges (24.6%) and cost (39.1%) as the two biggest issues in considering the campaigns successful.

“Augmented reality is becoming ubiquitous and creative marketers and advertisers are already establishing the use cases...

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03:41
Study: 63% of creatives struggle with implementing...

Unity Technologies, the company powering more than 60% of all AR and VR content and serving more than 11 billion ads each month, has revealed the results of an independent research project on the state of the Augmented Reality (AR) advertising and marketing market in 2019. 

Unity surveyed approximately 1000 participants within the advertising and marketing sectors across the U.S. and UK to gauge a better understanding of their comfort level, technical competency, enthusiasm for, and experiences with AR in advertising and marketing.

The survey revealed that technical hurdles are the number one thing hindering the creation of successful AR campaigns. Moreover, results suggested that creatives who have worked with an AR campaign cite technical challenges (24.6%) and cost (39.1%) as the two biggest issues in considering the campaigns successful.

“Augmented reality is becoming ubiquitous and creative marketers and advertisers are already establishing the use cases...

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03:41
Study: 63% of creatives struggle with implementing...

Unity Technologies, the company powering more than 60% of all AR and VR content and serving more than 11 billion ads each month, has revealed the results of an independent research project on the state of the Augmented Reality (AR) advertising and marketing market in 2019. 

Unity surveyed approximately 1000 participants within the advertising and marketing sectors across the U.S. and UK to gauge a better understanding of their comfort level, technical competency, enthusiasm for, and experiences with AR in advertising and marketing.

The survey revealed that technical hurdles are the number one thing hindering the creation of successful AR campaigns. Moreover, results suggested that creatives who have worked with an AR campaign cite technical challenges (24.6%) and cost (39.1%) as the two biggest issues in considering the campaigns successful.

“Augmented reality is becoming ubiquitous and creative marketers and advertisers are already establishing the use cases...

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03:15
DisplayPort 2.0 spec published, will use Thunderbolt...

It’s hard to envision what a 16K image would look like outside of mind blowing.

VESA on Wednesday announced the DisplayPort 2.0 video standard, the move marking the first major update to the DisplayPort standard since March 2016, increasing data bandwidth performance up to three times more than the previous version of DisplayPort 1.4a. 

The DisplayPort 2.0 is backwards compatible with previous versions of DisplayPort. The standard also includes all the key features of DisplayPort 1.4a, which includes bells and whistles such as visually lossless Display Stream Compression, HDR metadata transport, and Forward Error Correction.

The standard also utilizes the Thunderbolt 3 physical interface layer, DisplayPort 2.0 boosting the data bandwidth and promoting convergence across industry IO standards.

These new data rates will facilitate multi-stream transport of DisplayPort 2.0 devices for a single DisplayPort on the source device, driving multiple displays...

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03:00
Rumor: Apple has completed acquisition of Drive.ai

Apple apparently completed the acquisition of self-driving car startup on Tuesday. The specific value of the deal has yet to be confirmed as of this writing.

News of the acquisition surface last month, with the motivation for the deal being Apple’s looking to bring in engineers and talent from Drive.ai.

This also comes at a time in which Apple is looking to boost its position in the self-driving vehicle market. Drive.ai has struggled as of late, the company information regulators in California of plans to lay off 90% of staff as part of its permanent closure. It ran a number of small-scale partnerships in Texas from October 2018.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and...

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03:00
Apple public betas, iPhone rumors, MacBook Pro...

Public betas for iOS and macOS are here! iPhone rumors: The camera bump lives! Will you be able to afford Apple’s next laptop?! And your hot takes! That’s all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast. I’m Roman Loyola, here with Leif Johnson, and Jason Cross.

Listen to episode 657

News

Here are articles for more information on the things we talked about on the show.

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02:27
Opera 62.0.3331.18 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 62.0.3331.18:
Design updates including improved Dark Mode and support for Windows dark theme:

  • Ever since the launch of Reborn 3 in April, we’ve been hard at work improving our dark theme to make it available throughout the browser. Opera also supports the Windows dark theme. This means you can make Opera darker: we’ve made the authentication dialogs, context menus and bookmarks editing dark. The checkmark icon will now also change colors when hovered. We’ve also changed the color of alert...
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01:57
File Juicer 4.77 - Extract images, video, sound, or...

File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. In computer forensics this is called carving.

It finds and extracts: JPEG, JP2, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, ZIP, HTML, WAV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MP3, AIFF, AU, WMV, or text from files which contain data in those formats.

Lossless extraction... File Juicer does't convert the images/sounds/videos it finds, but saves them unchanged in their original format if possible. (See the manual for details.) This is useful:

  • If you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document
  • If you have old files you can no longer open with current applications
  • If you receive emails with attachments you can not open
  • If you have corrupt files or databases
  • If you have damaged or accidentally erased flash cards...
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01:27
BBEdit 12.6.5 - Powerful text and HTML editor.

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 12.6.5:
Additions

  • If the selected range of text looks like a color specification, the Character Inspector panel will display a color swatch for the corresponding color. (For example, try selecting "#EE11DD" or "rebeccapurple".)
  • The Character...
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00:49
Skype 8.48.0.51 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.



Version 8.48.0.51:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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00:43
BetterTouchTool 3.088 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

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

Touchpad:

  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
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00:43
TextMate 2.0.rc.24 - Code/markup editor with many...

TextMate is a versatile plain text editor with a unique and innovative feature set which caused it to win an Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X Developer Tool in August 2006

A rapidly growing community have created modes for more than a hundred different "modes" including support for all major programming languages, writing prose in structured formats such as LaTeX, Markdown, Textile, etc., blogging, running SQL queries, writing screen plays, doing your budget, and much much more

Some of the features include:

  • Collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • Recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • A CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds.
  • ...
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00:02
Tidy Up 5.2.0 - Find duplicate files and tidy up...

Tidy Up is a full-featured duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

Features:

  • Supports Lightroom: it is now possible to search and collect duplicates directly in the Lightroom library.
  • Multiple libraries support: capability to search in the supported apps (Lightroom, Photos, iTunes, Mail, Aperture, and iPhoto) by comparing multiple libraries of the same app with multiple libraries of different apps of the same kind (for example 2 Photos libraries and 3 Lightroom libraries).
  • Added the support to hard links: search for hard links or exclude them from the search and replace the found items with hard links.
  • Search for unique items gains strength: it’s now possible to use multiple criteria to search for unique items (items that have no duplicates).
  • Possibility to handle the found items at the administrator level: just allow the installation of the privileged tool and do the cleaning job. This is particularly...
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Wednesday June 26

23:49
Default Folder X 5.3.7 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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20:59
Mellel 4.2.0 - The word processor for scholars,...

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard for long form documents since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.



Version 4.2.0:

New Features

  • A whole new tables feature
  • Headers and Footers, including repeating headers and leading and trailing columns
  • Table Styles you can use and reuse across documents
  • Formulas: simple yet powerful and flexible support for basic formulas
  • Colour Alternation for rows...
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20:59
Apple Numbers 6.1 - Apple's spreadsheet app...

With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.



Version 6.1:

  • Greatly improved accuracy using the enhanced 128-bit calculation engine.
  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
  • Create links from text to other sheets in a spreadsheet.
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
  • Improved performance while editing and sorting tables.
  • Add rows to filtered tables.



  • macOS 10.13 or later

...

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20:59
Notability 4.0.2 - Note-taking and annotation made...

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

Notability is optimized for Mac:

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

Capture memorable notes with these essential features:

  • Type reports and outlines in a variety of fonts, sizes...
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20:59
Mactracker 7.8 - Database of all Mac models; lists...

Mactracker provides detailed information on every Mac computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported OS X versions, and expansion options.

Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Wi-Fi Cards and Base Stations, Newton, and Mac OS versions.



Version 7.8:
Adds

  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019) and iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) and MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • AirPods (2nd generation)
  • details on latest OS releases
  • support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave

Other

  • Updates Support Status for Apple's latest Vintage and Obsolete products
  • System...
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20:59
Apple Pages 8.1 - Apple's word processor from...

Apple Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and even work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word.



Version 8.1:

  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
  • Create links from text to other pages in a page layout document.
  • Copy and paste pages or sections between documents.
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
  • Reapply a master page so text and media placeholders return to their default style and position.
  • Create books using new templates for novels (available in English only).



  • macOS 10.13 or later...

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20:59
TinkerTool 7.4 - Expanded preference settings for OS...

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation. You may send bug reports here...

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20:59
Tinderbox 8.0.4 - Store and organize your notes,...

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox's agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don't get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They're flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it's time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze -- even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.



Version 8.0.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



...

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20:59
Safari Technology Preview 13.0 - The newest browser...

Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of updates from the Mac App Store.

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
  • FairPlay Streaming....
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20:59
Day One 3.2 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is an easy, great-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 3.2:

  • Editor performance improvements
  • General performance improvements and bug fixes...
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20:59
Scrivener 3.1.3 - Project management and word...

Scrivener is a project management and writing tool for writers of all kinds that stays with you from that first unformed idea all the way through to the first - or even final - draft. Outline and structure your ideas; take notes; storyboard your masterpiece using a powerful virtual corkboard; view research while you write; track themes using keywords; dynamically combine multiple scenes into a single text. Scrivener has already been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike.

Outline... Edit... Storyboard... Write.



Version 3.1.3:

  • Refinements and Changes
  • Bugs Fixed

Full list of changes available here.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Keynote 9.1 - Apple's presentation designer...

Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow.

The Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of 30 new and updated Apple-designed themes. Once you’ve chosen the perfect canvas for your presentation, simply replace the placeholder text and graphics with your own words and images. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slides--and bring it all to life with cinematic animations and transitions that look as though they were created by your own special effects team. Animate your data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts.

Use iCloud to keep your presentations up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a presentation using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Keynote for iCloud beta from...

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20:59
Direct Mail 5.6.2 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for macOS. Create, send, and track great looking email campaigns that get results.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates (or import your own), then customize to your heart's content. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook Page.

The published price is that for 1000 e-mail credits on the "Pay Per Email Plan". Pricing plans are available to meet the needs of all kinds of senders, from hobbyist to professional. View full pricing info.


...

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20:59
Adobe Audition CC 2019 12.1.1 - Professional post-...

Audition CC 2019 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Audition customer).

Adobe Audition CC 2019 empowers you to create and deliver beautiful audio using more connected tools and dozens of new features, including Sound Remover, which can eliminate unwanted sounds from an entire file just by analyzing a small selection. Adobe Audition CC gives you access to new features as soon as they're released and is integrated with other Adobe video tools for smooth start-to-finish audio and video production. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 12.1.1:

  • Stability and performance improvements



  • OS X 10.12 or later
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space...

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20:46
Livongo's smartwatch tie-in is made for...

Livongo, a digital health platform for people with chronic conditions like diabetes, is now available for wearables. The company announced on Wednesday that it is integrating with a number of major smartwatches, including Fibit, Apple Watch and Samsu...

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19:41
Xperia 1 pre-orders come with Sony's latest...

Sony has a simple, straightforward way to entice would-be Xperia 1 buyers in the US: offer a bundle that might be hard to refuse. The tech giant is starting American pre-orders on June 28th, and those who purchase ahead of the July 12th release will...

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18:31
Canada reveals measures to tackle online extremism

Canada has announced several measures to combat online extremism. Public Safety Canada said the government will provide up to $1 million CAD ($762,000) to a program called Tech Against Terrorism. The funding will help set up a system to inform smalle...

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18:15
Apple to reportedly invest $100M in struggling...




Apple has agreed to invest $100 million in Japan Display Inc., better known as JDI, as the struggling LCD manufacturer continues efforts to restructure its business in a bid to stay afloat, according to a local report Thursday.

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18:00
MacTech Pro Chicago

Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago

About the Event
Date: July 17, 2019
Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule.
Registration at 8:30am
Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm.

Location:
Marriott Chicago Medical Center/UIC

Sessions Chair: Ben Greiner

The post MacTech Pro Chicago appeared first on MacTech.com.

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18:00
MacTech Pro Chicago

Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago

About the Event
Date: July 17, 2019
Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule.
Registration at 8:30am
Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm.

Location:
Marriott Chicago Medical Center/UIC

Sessions Chair: Ben Greiner

The post MacTech Pro Chicago appeared first on MacTech.com.

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18:00
MacTech Pro Chicago

Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago

About the Event
Date: July 17, 2019
Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule.
Registration at 8:30am
Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm.

Location:
Marriott Chicago Medical Center/UIC

Sessions Chair: Ben Greiner

The post MacTech Pro Chicago appeared first on MacTech.com.

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18:00
MacTech Pro Chicago

Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago

About the Event
Date: July 17, 2019
Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule.
Registration at 8:30am
Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm.

Location:
Marriott Chicago Medical Center/UIC

Sessions Chair: Ben Greiner

The post MacTech Pro Chicago appeared first on MacTech.com.

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17:22
Tesla is quietly developing its own EV battery cells

Tesla has powered its electric cars using Panasonic's battery cells for years, but it may ready for a greater degree of independence going forward. Employees talking to CNBC claim that Tesla is developing its own "advanced" lithium-ion battery cells...

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17:10
Apple reportedly investing $100M in Japan Display,...

The saga surrounding Apple supplier Japan Display continues today, as reports suggest that Apple is looking to invest $100 million in the company. This comes after a report last week said Japan Display’s rescue plan was up in the air.

more…

The post Apple reportedly investing $100M in Japan Display, shifting it more LCD orders appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:27
WhatsApp test shares your Status to Facebook with...

WhatsApp is testing a feature that will allow users to share their Status posts to Facebook and other services, according to The Verge. WhatsApp Status is basically the app's equivalent to Stories, and the new feature would make it possible for users...

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16:20
Apple Hires Key Chip Designer From ARM As Own...

Apple has hired one of ARM's top chip engineers as the iPhone maker looks to expand its own chip development to more powerful devices, including the Mac, and new categories like a headset. Bloomberg reports: The company hired Mike Filippo in May for a chip architect position, according to his LinkedIn profile. At ARM, Filippo was a lead engineer behind chip designs that power the vast majority of the world's smartphones and tablets and was leading a new push into parts for computers. ARM, owned by SoftBank, designs microprocessors and licenses technology that is fundamental to the chip development efforts of Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm and Huawei.

Prior to his work at ARM, Filippo was also a key designer at chipmakers Advanced Micro Devices and Intel. For Apple, the hire could help fill the void left by the departure of Gerard Williams III earlier this year. Williams was Apple's head architect of chips used in the iPhone and iPad. Apple's A series chips power its mobile devices...

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16:04
Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old woman...

With the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG functionality having proven to be incredibly useful for many people, it’s easy to forget about the device’s fall detection feature as well. An 87-year-old woman in Maine is now crediting that feature with helping her after a car accident.

more…

The post Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old woman call emergency services after car accident appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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15:57
Apple bolsters its chip team by hiring architect who...

Enlarge / Apple's iPad Pro had a new, Apple-designed chip called the A12X that rivaled many high-end laptop CPUs in performance. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Apple has hired an experienced CPU designer to join its team. Mike Filippo joined Apple last month with the title Architect, according to his LinkedIn profile. The move ends a decade spent at ARM, where he was lead architect on several chip products. Filippo also spent time working on CPUs at Intel and Advanced Micro Devices.

The hire is a big get for Apple. ARM is responsible for technology that powers the A series chips Apple has been using in its mobile devices. For instance,...

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15:50
What's on TV: 'Super Mario Maker 2,...

This week Nintendo's Super Mario Maker 2 brings the series to the Switch. Gamers can also check out Samurai Shodown, while Democratic presidential candidates take over NBC for two nights. Netflix has a ton of releases headed our way including the Tho...

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15:03
Boeing teams with flying taxi startup Kitty Hawk on...

Two of the better-known names in flying taxi development are getting together. Boeing and Kitty Hawk have formed a partnership that will have the two foster "safe urban air mobility." While they're unsurprisingly keeping their exact plans under wra...

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14:59
Hands-On With the New tvOS 13 Update for Fourth and...

Apple in June unveiled new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, but the TV update, tvOS 13, hasn't received much coverage, so we thought we'd go hands-on with the software so MacRumors readers know what to expect when tvOS 13 launches this fall.

tvOS updates are always more minor in scale than other software updates, but tvOS 13 brings a decent number of new features worth checking out.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

After installing tvOS 13, the first thing that's noticeable is a new Home screen. The updated Home screen does away with the top menu bar and the Watch Now screen that used to be front and center, replacing it with icons that include Apple TV, the ...

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14:29
'Orange is the New Black' trailer previews...

The ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary are getting one last run: Netflix has released a trailer for the seventh and final season of Orange is the New Black. The show's final episodes wrap up the storylines of the inmates we've grown to love, but with...

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13:59
FAA discovers another potential risk with the Boeing...

The Federal Aviation Administration has discovered another potential risk with the grounded 737 Max that Boeing has to resolve. The issue emerged during a simulator test last week, according to Reuters. As such, a certification test flight isn't expe...

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13:51
9to5Mac Daily: June 26, 2019 – Apple Pay in Europe,...

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 Apollo for Reddit: A powerful Reddit client for iOS, designed by a former Apple employee. Download it on the App Store

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13:17
It's been Revealed that Apple Hired a Major...

In late March Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's A-Chip Mastermind has Reportedly left Apple." Today we're reporting that Apple hired a major ARM architect with a wide range of experience

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13:03
eBay promises 'can't-miss' deals if...

July is almost upon us. That means it's nearly time for Amazon's huge Prime Day sale, which it's expanding to two days this year. But, like Target, eBay isn't content to give its rival all the spotlight, and plans to be right there with its own deals...

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12:53
Review: Razer's Nommo Pro speakers are...




Even though Razer could stand to improve its Apple support, the Nommo Pro may still be the one of the best 2.1 speaker systems for your Mac short of professional or extreme audiophile options.

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12:49
The White House may host a social media summit next...

The White House will reportedly host a social media summit next month. According to The New York Times, White House spokesman Judd Deere said the meeting will "bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challeng...

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12:37
Apple hires one of ARM's top chip designers

Apple appears to be making up for its loss of chip designer talent. The company has quietly hired ARM Lead CPU Architect Mike Filippo to serve as a chip architect. It's not certain just what he'll do at Apple, but hes work at ARM focused on high-en...

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12:23
Apple hires key ARM chip designer as it plots...

As Apple continues its efforts to move towards using its own ARM processors on the Mac, it has hired a key designer from ARM. In May, Apple hired Mike Filippo to join its chip architecture team based out of Texas. ARM has confirmed the departure.

more…

The post Apple hires key ARM chip designer as it plots transition from Intel for the Mac appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:04
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 Review: This summer’s...

Earlier this month Ultimate Ears unveiled the WONDERBOOM 2, a second-generation model of its popular portable Bluetooth speaker. A host of notable upgrades over the original model set it up to contend as one of the best in the competitive outdoor summer speaker category. Along with various improvements, like increased battery life and better waterproofing, UE has dressed up WONDERBOOM 2 in a handful of fresh fabrics. With warm weather here and the latest from UE by my side, I’m been enjoying some tunes while testing out this new speaker. Head below for my WONDERBOOM 2 review.

more…

The post Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 Review: This summer’s best Bluetooth speaker appeared first on...

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12:04
A 'narrative experience' is coming to the...

PUBG probably isn't the first game you think of that's begging for a story-driven element, but that isn't stopping its creators from trying. As part of an announcement that Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield (above) would run a new studio,...

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11:52
DisplayPort 2.0 supports 8K monitors

With 8K displays in the pipeline and Apple's 6K Pro Display XDR on its way, the DisplayPort standard was in need of an update. Today, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) addressed the demand for increased bandwidth and revealed Display...

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11:45
How to stream the 2020 Democratic debates on your...




The first Democratic candidate debates for 2020's U.S. Presidential elections are happening Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, both at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Here's how to tune in from any Apple device you might have.

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11:39
British Airways will let you track your luggage with...

Checking in your bags will soon be easier than ever. British Airways will be the next major airline to roll out RFID luggage tracking for its passengers. Travelers with a ViewTag can tag their bags before even arriving at the airport. After checking-...

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11:29
Apple's Latest Machine Learning Journal Article...

Earlier this morning Patently Apple posted a report titled "The MLPerf Consortium, with Members like ARM & Google, have introduced Tech Industry's First Standard ML Benchmark Suit." In this report we briefly cover Apple's Machine Learning article for June titled " Bridging the Domain Gap for Neural Models."

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11:23
Hands-on with Satechi’s new HomeKit Dual Smart Outlet

Connected outlets is one of the most crowded categories in Apple HomeKit, and turning dumb wall outlets into smart plugs is one of the easiest smart home upgrades. Today we’re taking a look at the new HomeKit-enabled Satechi Dual Smart Outlet that joined this category earlier this month.

more…

The post Hands-on with Satechi’s new HomeKit Dual Smart Outlet appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:08
YouTube Music will automatically download your...

YouTube Music is making it easier to keep listening to your favorite tracks even when you're away from a consistent internet connection. The app is getting a new feature called Smart Downloads that will automatically download up to 500 songs you've c...

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10:51
Twitch is testing subscriber-only streams

A Twitch channel subscription might soon get you considerably more than emotes, ad-free viewing and access to special chat rooms. The service is launching a beta for Subscriber Streams, or live broadcasts that are (you guessed it) limited to people...

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10:49
Review: Kenu BingeBank lets you watch Netflix while...




The Kenu BingeBank is a portable battery pack that packs not only a wireless charger, but a kickstand for easily consuming video while powering up.

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10:29
The MLPerf Consortium, with Members like ARM &...

On Monday a consortium involving more than 40 leading companies and university researchers introduced MLPerf Inference v0.5, the first industry standard machine learning benchmark suite for measuring system performance and power efficiency. Our report covers a detailed document describing the vision of the MLPerf's vision and current list of participants such as ARM, Google, HP, NVIDIA, HP, Intel, Facebook, Cray, Baidu, Alibaba, Cisco and more

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10:26
Apple TV set-top box has almost 16% of the connected...

Roku’s streaming TV platform accounted for more than 30% of U.S. sales of connected TV devices in quarter one (Q1) of 2019, further increasing its lead in streaming TV platforms according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics

The Apple TV set-top has around 16% market share. It still has a lot of catching up to do, but it has included up from under 10% in the second quarter of 2018.

The research group finds that there are now more than 41 million Roku-based devices in use, including Roku media streamers and Roku-based smart TVs, accounting for 15.2% of all media streaming devices. Roku now has a 36% lead over the next major platform, Sony PlayStation, in terms of devices in use. The report predicts that this lead will stretch to 70% by the end of the year, largely as a result of the success of Roku’s smart TV partner strategy.

Amazon’s Fire TV OS was...

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10:23
Scrivener 3.1.3 - Project management and word...

Scrivener is a project management and writing tool for writers of all kinds that stays with you from that first unformed idea all the way through to the first - or even final - draft. Outline and structure your ideas; take notes; storyboard your masterpiece using a powerful virtual corkboard; view research while you write; track themes using keywords; dynamically combine multiple scenes into a single text. Scrivener has already been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike.

Outline... Edit... Storyboard... Write.



Version 3.1.3:

  • Refinements and Changes
  • Bugs Fixed

Full list of changes available here.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



Download Now]]>

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10:18
Comcast brings Apple Watch Series 4, iPad with LTE...

Comcast — the company I love to hate and hate to love — has announced it will offer Apple Watch Series 4 with built-in cellular, the new 10.5-inch iPad Air, and the new 7.9-inch iPad mini to Xfinity Mobile customers. 

The launch marks the first non-smartphone devices available to Xfinity Mobile customers. Apple Watch will be available for purchase beginning on June 28 in Xfinity Stores only, and customers can pre-register...

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10:18
Comcast Xfinity Mobile starts selling cellular iPads...

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile carrier today announced that it will start selling the iPad and Apple Watch Series 4. The iPad and Apple Watch join the iPhone in Xfinity’s lineup of Apple products.

more…

The post Comcast Xfinity Mobile starts selling cellular iPads and Apple Watches with unlimited data plans appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:13
Netflix's 'Dark Crystal' series adds...

The cast for Netflix's Dark Crystal prequel series was already stacked, and now the streaming giant has revealed more big names who you'll hear in Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance when it arrives August 30th. Sigourney Weaver will play a character nam...

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10:12
Addigy integrates BrightGauge for metrics, system-...

Addigy, a provider of cloud-based Apple device management software, has announced a new original equipment relationship with BrightGauge, a Continuum company, to integrate the company’s dashboard and reporting solutions with Addigy’s Apple Device Management software. 

With the added capabilities, Addigy business customers can support operations and growth with real-time visibility across their entire computing environment, according to Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn. BrightGauge Software allows for the display of business metrics in one location through the use of gauges, dashboards, and client reports. Used by more than 1,800 companies worldwide, BrightGauge integrates with popular business solutions on the market, including ConnectWise, Continuum, Webroot, QuickBooks, Datto, IT Glue, Zendesk, Harvest, Smileback, and now Addigy.

Utilizing BrightGauge with key performance indicators (KPIs...

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10:01
Google now lets you auto-delete your location history

Google is following through on its promise to let you auto-delete your activity and location data. It's now rolling out location history deletion tools to Android and iOS, giving you a relatively simple way to limit the scope of Google's location tr...

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10:00
Stacktrace Podcast 042: “Hiding in plain sight”

Continuing to analyze the announcements made during this year’s WWDC, on this episode, John and Rambo turn their attention to the Swift Package Manager — and how the fact that it’s now integrated into Xcode is a big deal for many Swift developers. Also, how did Apple manage to hide SwiftUI for all those years, and do we think that other parts of Apple’s SDKs may be getting the “Swift UI treatment”?

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10:00
Apple hires lead ARM CPU architect Mike Filippo




Apple recently recruited Mike Filippo, a CPU architect with a long history and credits at ARM, Intel, and AMD.

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09:58
Eltima releases Commander One 2.0

Eltima Software has announced Commander One 2.0, the latest version of their dual-panel file manager for macOS. 

Apart from file management functionality, the app features a built-in FTP client, allows mounting clouds including OpenStack, Box, Backblaze and Amazon S3-compatible storage solutions, accessing and editing data on iOS and Android devices, and more. Version 2.0 adds support for cloud encryption. Version 2.0 is more stable, much faster, and has a number of additional features and improvements, according to the folks at Eltima.

Commander One 2.0 is compatible with macOS 10.10+. The app has two editions – free and paid. The latter is known as the Pro Pack and costs $29.99. The additional functionality it offers is available for a 15-day trial for free. Both editions are available for download from Eltima’s official website (https://mac.eltima.com/file-manager.html).

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09:58
Eltima releases Commander One 2.0

Eltima Software has announced Commander One 2.0, the latest version of their dual-panel file manager for macOS. 

Apart from file management functionality, the app features a built-in FTP client, allows mounting clouds including OpenStack, Box, Backblaze and Amazon S3-compatible storage solutions, accessing and editing data on iOS and Android devices, and more. Version 2.0 adds support for cloud encryption. Version 2.0 is more stable, much faster, and has a number of additional features and improvements, according to the folks at Eltima.

Commander One 2.0 is compatible with macOS 10.10+. The app has two editions – free and paid. The latter is known as the Pro Pack and costs $29.99. The additional functionality it offers is available for a 15-day trial for free. Both editions are available for download from Eltima’s official website (https://mac.eltima.com/file-manager.html).

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09:58
Eltima releases Commander One 2.0

Eltima Software has announced Commander One 2.0, the latest version of their dual-panel file manager for macOS. 

Apart from file management functionality, the app features a built-in FTP client, allows mounting clouds including OpenStack, Box, Backblaze and Amazon S3-compatible storage solutions, accessing and editing data on iOS and Android devices, and more. Version 2.0 adds support for cloud encryption. Version 2.0 is more stable, much faster, and has a number of additional features and improvements, according to the folks at Eltima.

Commander One 2.0 is compatible with macOS 10.10+. The app has two editions – free and paid. The latter is known as the Pro Pack and costs $29.99. The additional functionality it offers is available for a 15-day trial for free. Both editions are available for download from Eltima’s official website (https://mac.eltima.com/file-manager.html).

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09:58
Eltima releases Commander One 2.0

Eltima Software has announced Commander One 2.0, the latest version of their dual-panel file manager for macOS. 

Apart from file management functionality, the app features a built-in FTP client, allows mounting clouds including OpenStack, Box, Backblaze and Amazon S3-compatible storage solutions, accessing and editing data on iOS and Android devices, and more. Version 2.0 adds support for cloud encryption. Version 2.0 is more stable, much faster, and has a number of additional features and improvements, according to the folks at Eltima.

Commander One 2.0 is compatible with macOS 10.10+. The app has two editions – free and paid. The latter is known as the Pro Pack and costs $29.99. The additional functionality it offers is available for a 15-day trial for free. Both editions are available for download from Eltima’s official website (https://mac.eltima.com/file-manager.html).

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09:47
Google employees petition to ban the company from SF...

Google employees are asking the San Francisco Pride board of directors to revoke Google's sponsorship of Pride 2019 and to exclude Google from the Pride Parade on June 30th. In a letter written to San Francisco Pride, the employees say they have spen...

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09:40
A new hire by Apple hints at future ARM-based Macs

As noted by MacRumors, Mike Filippo, ARM’s lead CPU and system architect joined Apple last month, based out of Austin, Texas, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He was at ARM since 2009 before moving to Apple. At his previous employer, he was lead architect on several ARM chips, including the Cortex-A57, the company’s first generation 64-bit CPU. Filippo has also worked at Intel and AMD.

His hiring will continue to fuel talk that Apple plans on moving the Mac to custom ARM-based chips sooner rather than later. And I think such talk is 100% correct.

In August 2018, ARM presented its roadmap for future CPUs, saying that they’ll be able to outperform Intel chips. If so — and...

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09:40
'Hollow Knight: Silksong' is a faster,...

Hollow Knight was a gorgeous, entertaining action platform game that appeared out of nowhere for a lot of us. The rare result of a crowdfunding campaign that succeeded, the game stood out with its combination gorgeous cartoon(ish) characters, lush le...

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09:37
Deals: Uncapped data speeds for new and existing...




Visible has announced they are removing the 5 megabit per second data cap speeds for current and new customers at no added cost for a limited time.

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09:21
Google Maps can warn you if your ride goes off-route

Many ride-hailing passengers are understandably anxious about their vehicles going off-route due to the potential for sexual assault. However, Google hopes it can set minds at ease until there really is cause for worry. It just introduced optional o...

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09:18
Apple Hires ARM's Lead CPU Architect Amid...

Multiple reports have indicated that Apple plans to transition to its own ARM-based processors in Macs starting as early as 2020, and the company recently made a significant hire that lends credence to that objective.

ARM's lead CPU and system architect Mike Filippo joined Apple last month, based out of the Austin, Texas area, according to his LinkedIn profile. Filippo led the development of several chips at ARM between 2009 and 2019, including the Cortex-A76, Cortex-A72, Cortex-A57, and upcoming 7nm+ and 5nm chips.

Filippo also served as Intel's lead CPU and system architect between 2004 and 2009, and he was a chip designer at AMD between 1996 and 2004, so he brings a wealth of chipmaking experience with him to Apple....

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09:18
Apple Hires ARM's Lead CPU Architect Amid...

Multiple reports have indicated that Apple plans to transition to its own ARM-based processors in Macs starting as early as 2020, and the company recently made a significant hire that lends credence to that objective.

ARM's lead CPU and system architect Mike Filippo joined Apple last month, based out of the Austin, Texas area, according to his LinkedIn profile. Filippo led the development of several chips at ARM between 2009 and 2019, including the Cortex-A76, Cortex-A72, Cortex-A57, and upcoming 7nm+ and 5nm chips.

Filippo also served as Intel's lead CPU and system architect between 2004 and 2009, and he was a chip designer at AMD between 1996 and 2004, so he brings a wealth of chipmaking experience with him to Apple....

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09:13
iPhone gift card deals, latest iPad Air $40 off, and...
09:04
Mellel 4.2.0 - The word processor for scholars,...

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard for long form documents since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.



Version 4.2.0:

New Features

  • A whole new tables feature
  • Headers and Footers, including repeating headers and leading and trailing columns
  • Table Styles you can use and reuse across documents
  • Formulas: simple yet powerful and flexible support for basic formulas
  • Colour Alternation for rows...
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09:00
Try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac for Free,...

It happens to the best of us from time to time: you’re working away on your Mac, empty the trash bin, and then realize you’ve lost a file. Perhaps a software update fails, or an external hard drive gets corrupted. Or maybe it’s an email, Word file, or a file on a USB flash drive that is lost. Today we’ll show you a free data recovery app called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac that can resolve thse problems in a flash.

How EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Works

Mac data recovery sounds daunting, but with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you’ll find that it’s a simple three-step process to find and restore those files. 

First, launch the app and you’ll see a simple, clean user interface that shows all drives...

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09:00
YouTube lets you hide channels from your...

No matter how advanced algorithms get, none will understand your YouTube viewing preferences better than you. With that in mind, YouTube is adding a few new features that will give users more control over which videos appear in their homepage and Up...

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08:59
Instagram will drop ads into your Explore feed

Ads are infiltrating seemingly every aspect of Instagram, and that now includes the Explore feed. The social network plans to roll out ads to Explore's photos and videos over the course of the "next few months." They'll function much like the ads i...

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08:56
Shopify integrates Apple Business Chat for all 800,...




Merchant backend provider Shopify today said that Apple Business Chat is coming to all of its clients worldwide, numbering over 800,000.

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08:35
Alibaba introduces new English Portal, Expects 40,...

Alibaba is the largest e-commerce site in China with sales more than twice that of Amazon. It's now being reported that Alibaba began offering an English-language portal on Tmall for the first time on Wednesday to entice more merchants from around the world to sell to Chinese consumers.

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08:29
Review: Satechi finally nails the HomeKit smart...




Other than smart light bulbs, smart plugs are the most prevalent smart home product genre on the market. It escapes us, why it took so long for us to finally get an option that checks all the boxes before the Satechi Dual Smart Outlet.

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08:14
EA patched Origin security flaws that put millions...

EA patched flaws in its Origin platform that could have enabled hackers to hijack and exploit millions of users' accounts. The vulnerabilities were spotted by Check Point Research and CyberInt, and once exploited, they could have allowed player accou...

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07:52
New DisplayPort 2.0 spec uses Thunderbolt 3 for 16K...




VESA has published the DisplayPort 2.0 video standard encompassing up to 16K displays -- and it uses USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to do so.

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07:41
NSA admits to second incident of unauthorized...




The U.S. National Security Agency scooped up unauthorized call and text message data in October, representing the second such incident known to the public.

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07:30
Facebook iOS and Android apps test letting you turn...

Facebook iOS and Android apps are testing a new option: the ability to turn off red dots at the bottom of the screen and throughout the app …

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07:21
Safari Technology Preview 13.0 - The newest browser...

Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of updates from the Mac App Store.

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
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07:16
DisplayPort 2.0 Supports Up to Two 8K Displays or...

VESA today announced the release of DisplayPort 2.0, the first major update to the standard since DisplayPort 1.4 in March 2016.

DisplayPort 2.0 has a max effective bandwidth of 77.4 Gbps, nearly triple that of DisplayPort 1.4, enabling support for displays with up to 16K resolution, higher refresh rates, HDR support at higher resolutions, improved support for multiple display configurations, and more.

The increased bandwidth is the result of VESA leveraging Thunderbolt 3's physical layer. DisplayPort 2.0 is the first standard to support 8K resolution at a 60Hz refresh rate with full-color 4:4:4 resolution and HDR-10 support.

DisplayPort 2.0 configuration examples via DisplayPort, USB-C, or Thunderbolt 3 ports, which will all support the...

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07:11
Samsung to Introduce an Apple iMessages-Like Feature...

Korean news sites are reporting today that Samsung Electronics is preparing to launch a text messaging service that can be used on the new Galaxy Note 10, PCs and laptops during the Galaxy Note 10 event early in August. The feature is noted as being similar to Apple’s iMessage.

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07:11
Samsung to Introduce an Apple iMessages-Like Feature...

Korean news sites are reporting today that Samsung Electronics is preparing to launch a text messaging service that can be used on the new Galaxy Note 10, PCs and laptops during the Galaxy Note 10 event early in August. The feature is noted as being similar to Apple’s iMessage.

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07:07
German bank holding out on Apple Pay adding support...




German savings bank Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken will roll out support for Apple Pay later this year, with support for EC cards to follow afterward.

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06:53
∞ Rene Ritchie: How macOS Catalina changes EVERYTHING

[VIDEO] Earlier today, I posted Jeff Benjamin’s first look at macOS Catalina. Consider that the appetizer. Here’s Rene Ritchie (video embedded in the main Loop post) with the main course, a detailed take on Catalina with all kinds of perspective and backstory.

It’s long, but worth your time.

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06:49
How to Make Apple’s Mac Pro holes

For anyone who wants to create a Mac Pro graphic, here’s a detailed walkthrough of how to get the holes just right. Some nerdy reverse engineering.

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06:43
The Cardiogram app can finally tap into Fitbit'...

Apple Watch and WearOS users already know all about Cardiogram's health and fitness charts and trackers, but now there’s a new wearable brand getting in on the act. Beginning today, any Fitbit device with an optical heart-rate sensor can link with the Cardiogram app on their iPhone or Android phone. 

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06:41
Apple Watch, other wearables come to Livongo's...




Livongo, a company offering health-tracking services to companies like Amazon and Walgreens, said on Wednesday that it's integrating support for the Apple Watch and similar wearables by Fitbit and Samsung.

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06:40
Real-life 5G test burns through data plan in less...

We’re going to have to wait until 2020 for a 5G iPhone, but a real-life 5G test shows that may not be a bad thing. There are quite a few issues for carriers to address with 5G performance and plans …

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06:20
The Rumor of Apple Acquiring drive.ai earlier this...

On June 6th Patently Apple posted a detailed report titled "Apple is Reportedly in the Process of Acquiring an Autonomous Vehicle Startup for its Highly Skilled AI Engineering Team." The report provided a video of the companies autonomous driving kit for vehicle fleets and an introduction to the company, co-founder and President of drive.ai. It was reported late last night that Apple confirmed that it had officially acquired the company.

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06:02
Heart health app Cardiogram now supports Fitbit...




Cardiogram, a health monitoring company known in part for its integration with Apple Watch, expanded its reach on Wednesday with the release of an app update that delivers support for a range of Fitbit devices.

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06:00
Learn How to Build Beautiful, Robust Apps with...

Apple changed the game with the release of Swift 5 years ago, helping millions of developers create amazing apps with easy to learn yet powerful, clean code. SwiftUI brings that same ideal to the visual side of apps. SwiftUI helps developers by binding their user Interfaces with their data. When the data changes, so does the UI and vice versa! In this course you'll get up to speed by creating a simple two screen app to help you understand the fundamentals of SwiftUI. From there, you'll move on to views, APIs, animation, and more.

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05:45
Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020...

Apple has introduced a candidate guide in Apple News, providing a comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27. 

The candidate guide offers readers a place to find information on each candidate from a diverse set of news sources, including ABC News, Axios, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, The Hill, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, Vox and others. Curated by the team of Apple News editors, the candidate guide is accessible within the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

The Apple News candidate guide will be featured in the Top Stories section on June 26, and in coverage throughout the 2020 primary campaign, within the News app. Readers can quickly access these pages to learn about a candidate’s biography...

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05:44
In iOS 13, Apple applies Machine Learning to find...




In perhaps the cutest application of machine learning yet, Apple has included algorithms in its latest computer vision framework to enable iPhone and iPad apps to detect your furry friends in images.

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05:43
Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020...

Apple introduced a candidate guide in Apple News, providing a comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27. 

The candidate guide offers readers a place to find information on each candidate from a diverse set of news sources, including ABC News, Axios, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, The Hill, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, Vox and others. Curated by the team of Apple News editors, the candidate guide is accessible within the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

“The 2020 Democratic field is complex, and we want to offer Apple News readers a trusted place to learn more about candidates they’re familiar with and those they may be hearing about for the first time,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “The candidate guide in Apple...

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05:43
Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020...

Apple introduced a candidate guide in Apple News, providing a comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27. 

The candidate guide offers readers a place to find information on each candidate from a diverse set of news sources, including ABC News, Axios, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, The Hill, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, Vox and others. Curated by the team of Apple News editors, the candidate guide is accessible within the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

“The 2020 Democratic field is complex, and we want to offer Apple News readers a trusted place to learn more about candidates they’re familiar with and those they may be hearing about for the first time,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “The candidate guide in Apple...

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05:43
Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020...

Apple introduced a candidate guide in Apple News, providing a comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27. 

The candidate guide offers readers a place to find information on each candidate from a diverse set of news sources, including ABC News, Axios, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, The Hill, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, Vox and others. Curated by the team of Apple News editors, the candidate guide is accessible within the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

“The 2020 Democratic field is complex, and we want to offer Apple News readers a trusted place to learn more about candidates they’re familiar with and those they may be hearing about for the first time,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “The candidate guide in Apple...

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05:43
Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020...

Apple introduced a candidate guide in Apple News, providing a comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27. 

The candidate guide offers readers a place to find information on each candidate from a diverse set of news sources, including ABC News, Axios, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, The Hill, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, Vox and others. Curated by the team of Apple News editors, the candidate guide is accessible within the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

“The 2020 Democratic field is complex, and we want to offer Apple News readers a trusted place to learn more about candidates they’re familiar with and those they may be hearing about for the first time,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “The candidate guide in Apple...

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05:42
Oppo sidesteps smartphone notch with under-screen...




On Wednesday, major Chinese phone maker Oppo revealed an alternative to the smartphone display notches popularized by the iPhone X -- what it's calling the Under-Screen Camera, or USC.

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05:30
Apple News Steps into the Political Ring Today...

The Apple News app stepped in the political ring today by introducing "Democratic Hopefuls," a candidate guide providing a comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates

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05:28
Apple reportedly owes Samsung $170M+ in penalties...

Apple reportedly owes Samsung ‘hundreds of billions of won’ for selling too few iPhones …

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05:00
The HiRise Wireless is another excellent addition to...

Today Twelve South debuted its HiRise Wireless, a vertical fast-charging stand for the iPhone and AirPods. I got an advance copy to test. The short version: like almost all of the company’s products, it’s well designed and performs as expected. 

The $79.99 multi-purpose charger is packed in a handsome chrome and leather package that includes an upright desktop charging stand (the Pedestal), a wireless desktop pad (the Power Disc), and a portable wireless charger that’s USB-C compatible. 

The wireless pad can be inserted into or removed from the charging stand. You remove the Power Disc from the Pedestal by gently pushing on it from behind. Once it pops out, disconnect the cable from the Power Disc. Then reconnect the cable to the Qi-certified disc and the other end of the cable into a power source.

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04:49
Comment: A notchless iPhone is a way off yet,...

While I personally hardly ever notice the notch in my iPhone X, there are those who want Apple to get back to a notchless iPhone. To do that while retaining the bezel-free design, Apple would have to find a way of embedding beneath the display all the tech present in the notch.

Oppo, the best-selling smartphone brand in China, has gotten us one step closer to this: showing off the world’s first smartphone with the selfie camera underneath the display.

It is an impressive technical achievement, but it’s nothing like enough for a notchless iPhone yet, for three reasons …

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04:46
US & China trade deal '90% of the way there...




Steven Mnuchin says the US and China are close to concluding a deal that would mean an end to the trade war affecting both countries, and if completed soon, would mean that no tariffs would be applied by the federal government on iPhones, Macs, and other tech products.

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04:04
Apple News adds guide to candidates in the 2020...




The Apple News app has introduced a new section devoted to each of the 20 of the candidates about to particulate in the televised Democratic debates, with details on their experience.

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04:00
Apple wants to make its Maps app more accessible for...

Apple wants to make its Maps app more accessible for visually impaired users. The tech giant has applied for a patent (number 10,330,490) for “touch-based exploration of maps for screen reader users.”

Per the patent, an electronic device can provide an interactive map with non-visual output, thereby making the map accessible to visually impaired users. The map can be based on a starting location defined based on a current location of the electronic device or on a location entered by the user. 

Nearby paths, nearby points of interest, or directions from the starting location to an ending location can be identified via audio output. Users can touch a screen of the electronic device in order to virtually explore a neighborhood. 

A user can be alerted when he is moving along or straying from a path, approaching an intersection or point of interest, or changing terrains. Apple says this allows the user to familiarize himself or...

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04:00
Project Catalyst reveals Apple’s struggle with the...

There’s a old joke about a bad writer blaming his tools—a sad excuse that it was the typewriter and not poor writing skill that was to blame. When macOS Mojave was announced last year, featuring four apps that originated on iOS and had been moved to the Mac by something we now call Catalyst, many of us were quick to blame Catalyst for the strange design quirks of those apps, which seemed simplified in ways that were jarring.

Recent statements by Apple software head Craig Federighi, including his interview with John Gruber during WWDC and a subsequent interview with Jason Hiner of Cnet, make it worth revisiting that...

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03:39
Apple News Launches Candidate Guide to the 2020...

Apple today announced a Democratic presidential candidate guide for Apple News, offering users what it describes as "a timely, trusted and comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates."

Curated by a team of Apple News editors, the guide aims to be a one-stop shop for learning about each candidate and their policies, with information drawn from sources including ABC News, Axios, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, The Hill, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, Vox and others.

"The 2020 Democratic field is complex, and we want to offer Apple News readers a trusted place to learn more about candidates they're familiar with and those they may be hearing about for the first time," said Lauren Kern...

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03:36
Global conversational computing platform market...

The global conversational computing platform market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 43% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. However, the market’s momentum will decelerate in the coming years because of the decrease in year-over-year growth, adds the research group.

A key factor driving the growth of the global conversational computing platform market size is the rising use of chatbots on messaging apps. Conversational computing platforms such as chatbots and virtual digital assistants have been used in websites to address the queries of website visitors. 

However, Technavio says...

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03:36
Global conversational computing platform market...

The global conversational computing platform market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 43% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. However, the market’s momentum will decelerate in the coming years because of the decrease in year-over-year growth, adds the research group.

A key factor driving the growth of the global conversational computing platform market size is the rising use of chatbots on messaging apps. Conversational computing platforms such as chatbots and virtual digital assistants have been used in websites to address the queries of website visitors. 

However, Technavio says...

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03:36
Global conversational computing platform market...

The global conversational computing platform market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 43% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. However, the market’s momentum will decelerate in the coming years because of the decrease in year-over-year growth, adds the research group.

A key factor driving the growth of the global conversational computing platform market size is the rising use of chatbots on messaging apps. Conversational computing platforms such as chatbots and virtual digital assistants have been used in websites to address the queries of website visitors. 

However, Technavio says...

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03:36
Global conversational computing platform market...

The global conversational computing platform market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 43% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. However, the market’s momentum will decelerate in the coming years because of the decrease in year-over-year growth, adds the research group.

A key factor driving the growth of the global conversational computing platform market size is the rising use of chatbots on messaging apps. Conversational computing platforms such as chatbots and virtual digital assistants have been used in websites to address the queries of website visitors. 

However, Technavio says...

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03:30
Our favorite hidden features in iOS 13

Dark Mode. Privacy enhancements. All-new Maps. There are lots of big new features in iOS 13 to get excited about, but we’re just as excited about the little things: small touches, quality-of-life improvements, and little features that make our daily interactions with our iPhones more joyful.

As we kick the tires of the iOS 13 beta, we’re discovering all sorts of cool little features that didn’t make the stage for iOS 13’s WWDC debut. Here’s a list of some of our favorite hidden gems buried just out of sight in iOS 13.

Silence unknown callers
Apple

iOS 13 can send calls right to voicemail, if the number isn’t found in your contacts, messages, or mail.

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03:15
OWC releases Envoy Pro Ex drive with USB-C support,...

If you have a USB-C port on your computer, this could be awesome.

OWC on Tuesday unveiled its Envoy Pro Ex with USB-C support. The company claims 980MBps of sustained throughput with the device, the drive being Mac and PC-compatible and available unpopulated for $95.

It also arrives with an NVMe SSD pre-installed: 250GB for $130, 500GB for $180, 1TB for $250, or 2TB for $430. The drives will be warrantied for three years, and may be purchased at the company’s web site. 

OWC has yet to specify the transfer protocol it will use, as USB-C is a connector, not a transfer technology in and of itself. A USB 3.1 Gen 1 would boast speeds of 5Gbps, while USB 3.1 Gen 2 would boast speeds of 10 Gbps.

OWC has also claimed that the case is relatively waterproof, and can survive for 30 minutes under one meter of water.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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03:15
Oppo Unveils 'World's First' Under-...

Chinese mobile maker Oppo today unveiled its solution to the ubiquitous smartphone display notch – the "word's first" Under-Screen Camera (USC).

The fullscreen display-enabling technology was demonstrated to the public at Shanghai's Mobile World Congress, following a teaser earlier this month.

According to Oppo, the selfie camera is embedded under a section of the display that's made of a highly transparent custom material with a special pixel structure, which enables light to pass through to the lens.

The selfie camera is also said to be larger than other front-facing cameras, featuring a wider aperture lens in front of the sensor.

The company has already admitted that putting a camera under the screen will make it harder...

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03:06
Apple News launches Democratic candidate guide for...

Continuing its custom election coverage, Apple is launching a new guide in Apple News featuring the Democratic candidates in the run-up to the 2020 elections in the United States.

The special section features content from a diverse set of news sources with primers for each candidate who has qualified for the first debate, detailing the candidate’s biography, stance on key issues, and associated news coverage.

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03:00
Polar Ignite sport watch heats up Apple Watch...

Polar is expanding its packed lineup of sport watches with a new mid-priced entry called Ignite. The new $229.95 GPS fitness watch introduces new sleep analytics and fitness guidance features not yet built-in to the Apple Watch and new to Polar.

more…

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Adobe offers first look at Fresco painting app for...

This could be nifty.

Adobe has unveiled its new art app for the iPad, Adobe Fresco. Rivaling the popular Procreate app, Fresco is targeted at art professionals, and serves as the latest extension of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite.

The application provides users with a sophisticated painting app that combines dynamic, vector, and raster brushes as well as the ability to synch their preferences and presets with Photoshop. Adding to the roster of tools will be a wide array of brushes designed by famed illustrator, designer and digital brush maker Kyle Webster. Files will also be automatically saved on the Creative Cloud, providing easy access on the move.

Per Creative Cloud’s executive vice president Scott Belsky, “Adobe scientists have studied the chemistry of common real-world pigments like cobalt and ochre. They’ve looked at the physics of how watercolors are absorbed into thick, cotton-based paper. And they’ve examined the ways that a thick slash of oil paint...

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Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control review:...

Nest Who? Ecobee builds our top pick in smart thermostats.

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03:00
Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i review: This well-built...

Don't be fooled by the distinguished parentage. This pricey Bluetooth speaker from Bluesound has great features, but its sound is a disappointment.

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03:00
iPadOS 13 changes everything and nothing about the...

Maybe I’m using it wrong, but when I finally got to install the iPadOS 13 Public Beta on my iPad Air 2, it wasn’t the revelatory tablet experience I was hoping for. It didn’t open my eyes to what the iPad could be or give me any indication that I could use it as my primary computer. Quite frankly, it didn’t feel any less or more like the iPad than was running iOS 12 the day before.

I’m not even really sure why Apple felt the need to change the name. Most likely it’s mainly for marketing purposes—especially since my iPad still informs me that iOS 13 is up to date in the Settings—but a new name generally implies major changes, which iPadOS doesn’t really deliver. Yes, there are more icons on the home screen and a new panel of widgets that brings the Today screen out of its hiding place, but all in all, iPadOS 13 seems more like a capitulation than a revolution.

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Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

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02:39
TinkerTool 7.4 - Expanded preference settings for OS...

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation. You may send bug reports here...

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02:30
Tinderbox 8.0.4 - Store and organize your notes,...

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox's agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don't get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They're flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it's time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze -- even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.



Version 8.0.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



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Adobe Audition CC 2019 12.1.1 - Professional post-...

Audition CC 2019 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Audition customer).

Adobe Audition CC 2019 empowers you to create and deliver beautiful audio using more connected tools and dozens of new features, including Sound Remover, which can eliminate unwanted sounds from an entire file just by analyzing a small selection. Adobe Audition CC gives you access to new features as soon as they're released and is integrated with other Adobe video tools for smooth start-to-finish audio and video production. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 12.1.1:

  • Stability and performance improvements



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02:05
How much is your iPhone X worth right now?

The iPhone X was one of the most stunning iPhones to date when it launched, but as time passes, it ages just like any other smartphone. Whether you’re looking to sell your iPhone X to upgrade to the iPhone XS or maybe the iPhone 11, you’ve come to the right place. First, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade-in.

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02:00
Apple Pay Launches in 13 Additional European...

Apple Pay is officially going live in 13 additional countries today, including Greece, Portugal, Romania, and Slovakia, bringing Apple's mobile payment system to millions more users across Europe.

Finally #ApplePay is available in Romania 🙏 pic.twitter.com/pgjZUJjPWX

— Ciprian Redinciuc (@cyupa89) June 26, 2019

In Slovakia, for example, users can already load cards onto their Apple Wallet from Boon, Edenred, J&T Banka, Monese, N26, Revolut, Slovenska sporitelna, Tatra banka, and mBank.

It's a similar story in many more countries, based on screenshots posted by Apple users on social media this morning.

Apple Pay now also appears to...

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00:11
Mactracker 7.8 - Database of all Mac models; lists...

Mactracker provides detailed information on every Mac computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported OS X versions, and expansion options.

Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Wi-Fi Cards and Base Stations, Newton, and Mac OS versions.



Version 7.8:
Adds

  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019) and iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) and MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • AirPods (2nd generation)
  • details on latest OS releases
  • support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave

Other

  • Updates Support Status for Apple's latest Vintage and Obsolete products
  • System...
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00:05
Direct Mail 5.6.2 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for macOS. Create, send, and track great looking email campaigns that get results.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates (or import your own), then customize to your heart's content. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook Page.

The published price is that for 1000 e-mail credits on the "Pay Per Email Plan". Pricing plans are available to meet the needs of all kinds of senders, from hobbyist to professional. View full pricing info.


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How to add AppleCare to your Apple Watch after...

Have you already purchased an Apple Watch but now decided that you’d like to protect it with AppleCare? Follow along for how to add AppleCare to your Apple Watch within 60 days of purchase, even if you didn’t buy it from Apple.

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23:42
Apple Numbers 6.1 - Apple's spreadsheet app...

With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.



Version 6.1:

  • Greatly improved accuracy using the enhanced 128-bit calculation engine.
  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
  • Create links from text to other sheets in a spreadsheet.
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
  • Improved performance while editing and sorting tables.
  • Add rows to filtered tables.



  • macOS 10.13 or later

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23:42
Apple Pages 8.1 - Apple's word processor from...

Apple Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and even work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word.



Version 8.1:

  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
  • Create links from text to other pages in a page layout document.
  • Copy and paste pages or sections between documents.
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
  • Reapply a master page so text and media placeholders return to their default style and position.
  • Create books using new templates for novels (available in English only).



  • macOS 10.13 or later...

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23:37
Keynote 9.1 - Apple's presentation designer...

Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow.

The Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of 30 new and updated Apple-designed themes. Once you’ve chosen the perfect canvas for your presentation, simply replace the placeholder text and graphics with your own words and images. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slides--and bring it all to life with cinematic animations and transitions that look as though they were created by your own special effects team. Animate your data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts.

Use iCloud to keep your presentations up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a presentation using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Keynote for iCloud beta from...

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23:32
Day One 3.2 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is an easy, great-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 3.2:

  • Editor performance improvements
  • General performance improvements and bug fixes...
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23:24
Notability 4.0.2 - Note-taking and annotation made...

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

Notability is optimized for Mac:

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

Capture memorable notes with these essential features:

  • Type reports and outlines in a variety of fonts, sizes...
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20:59
Dropbox 75.4.141 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keeps them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 75.4.141:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Corel Painter 20.0.0.256 - Digital art software...

Corel Painter lets you advance your digital art style with painted textures, subtle glazing brushwork, interactive gradients, and realistic Natural-Media. Easily transition from traditional to digital art with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes. Explore workflow layouts like illustration, fine art, concept, manga and photo art with specialized tools for each style. Welcome to the world’s most expressive digital art software that’s changing what's possible in art.

Features

  • The Most Natural Transition From Traditional to Digital Art - Immerse yourself in painting software that offers the largest selection of Natural-Media® brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your art with stunning reality using an array of authentic dry and wet media. When combined with a pressure sensitive drawing solution, you will forget you are painting on a computer.
  • 21ST Century Media You Won...
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20:59
A Better Finder Rename 10.43 - File, photo, and MP3...

A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.

A Better Finder Rename offers a complete set of renaming options that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a file renamer, but it does not stop there. The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, A Better Finder Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.



Version 10.43:

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20:59
Vivaldi 2.6.1566.44 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

We live in our browsers. Choose one that has the features you need, a style that fits and values you can stand by. From the look and feel, to how you interact with your browser, every aspect of Vivaldi can be tweaked and customized. You’re in control. Online privacy is more important than ever and how your browser handles sensitive data is crucial. Vivaldi doesn’t track or store any of your data. Managing hundreds of tabs is a breeze, and built-in tools like Notes and screen Capture mean there’s no need to hunt for add-ons.



Version 2.6.1566.44:

  • [Regression][Developer Tools] Changing theme causes crash (VB-48004)
  • [Regression][Notifications] Chrome icon shown (VB-53887)
  • [Regression][Profiles] Missing credits for avatar illustrations (VB-54603)
  • [Regression][Quick Commands] Right arrow defunct after paste (VB-54665)
  • [Speed Dial] Create a default SD for...
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20:59
Duet 2.0.7.4 - Use your iPad as an external display.

Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Note: This app requires a $9.99 iOS companion app.



Version 2.0.7.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.





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20:59
SuperDuper! 3.2.5 - Advanced disk cloning/recovery...

SuperDuper! is an advanced, yet easy to use disk copying program. It can, of course, make a straight copy, or "clone" -- useful when you want to move all your data from one machine to another, or do a simple backup. In moments, you can completely duplicate your boot drive to another drive, partition, or image file.

Clones for safety. To ensure you can safely roll back a system after the unexpected occurs. With a few clicks, you can easily "checkpoint" your system, preserving your computer's critical applications and files while you run on a working, bootable copy. If anything goes wrong, just reboot to the original. When you do, your current Documents, Music, Pictures -- even iSync data -- are available! You can get back to work immediately.

Clones for industry! SuperDuper has enough features to satisfy the advanced user, too. Its simple-but-powerful Copy Script feature allows complete control of exactly what files get copied,...

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20:59
jAlbum 18.3 - Create custom photo galleries for the...

With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

  • Beginner-friendly, with pro results - Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!
  • Share the memories - Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.
  • Photo galleries for everyone - jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.



Version 18.3:

News and Updates:

  • jAlbum's Text and Logo effects now supports layers, meaning that, for semi transparent images, the texts and logos may be positioned all over, on top or behind the existing images. See demo
  • You may now individually control whether to force thumbnails or closeup images to JPEG...
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20:51
Apple Pay launches in Portugal and Slovakia




Apple on Wednesday began rolling out Apple Pay services in Portugal and Slovakia with financial backing from a number of large European banks including Monese and N26.

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19:22
Apple confirms it acquired a self-driving car startup

The latest self-driving firm to be consolidated is Drive.ai. The startup has been working on AI tech for autonomous vehicles for a few years, but found itself low on cash in an increasingly competitive market. Now, just as the San Francisco Chronicle...

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19:09
Apple Pay now rolling out to users in Slovakia,...

Update: Apple Pay is also now live in Greece and Romania

As expected, Apple Pay is now rolling out to users in Slovakia and Portugal. This was first reported over the weekend, and the wait has been a long time coming for many users. Apple Pay is also expected to roll out to users in Greece over the coming hours.

more…

The post Apple Pay now rolling out to users in Slovakia, Portugal, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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19:03
Intel to auction off its smartphone modem portfolio...

Earlier this year, Intel announced that it was leaving the smartphone modem business due to profitability concerns. Now, the company is set to auction off its portfolio of patents and IP related to smartphone modem technologies.

more…

The post Intel to auction off its smartphone modem portfolio as it exits the business appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:23
Facebook tests controls that turn off those angry...

Red may be an attention-grabbing color, but too much of it can trigger anxiety. You might soon see a lot less of the hue on Facebook. The company is testing the ability to turn off the crimson in-app notification dots that seem to pop up every time y...

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17:32
Amazon funds STEM programs in Seattle schools

Perhaps with an eye on the next generation of engineers that might be interested in working on its delivery robots or in coding, Amazon is funding computer science and robotics programs at up to 30 public schools in its Seattle home base. From this f...

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**696259BR** **Job Title:** Best Buy Apple Computing Master **Job Category:** Store Associates **Location Number:** 001076-Temecula-Store **Job Description:** The Read more
Business Development Manager, *Apple* Globa...
Business Development Manager, Apple Global Tampa, FL, US Requisition Number:73805 As a Global Apple Business Development Manager at Insight, you proactively Read more
*Apple* Systems Architect/Engineer, Vice Pre...
…its vision to be the world's most trusted financial group. **Summary:** Apple Systems Architect/Engineer with strong knowledge of products and services related to Read more
*Apple* IOS Systems Engineer - Randstad (Uni...
Apple IOS Systems Engineer **job details:** + location:Irvine, CA + salary:$45 - $55 per hour + date posted:Tuesday, July 16, 2019 + job type:Temp to Perm + Read more
Business Development Manager, *Apple* Globa...
Business Development Manager, Apple Global Tampa, FL, US Requisition Number:73805 As a Global Apple Business Development Manager at Insight, you proactively Read more
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