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Wednesday August 28

02:53
Skype 8.51.0.92 - 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 8.51.0.92:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Release notes...
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02:46
Telegram hasn’t given up on its ‘Gram’ cryptocurrency

As Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra faces challenges from legislators, another social platform is getting ready to launch its own digital currency. According to a report in the New York Times, Telegram is aiming to launch its own coin, the Gram, withi...

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02:33
Opera 63.0.3368.53 - 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 63.0.3368.53:
More fun and useful Snapshot improvements:

  • We’ve added a few new tools to make your snapshots even more delightful and handy.

Now you can:

  • Add text to your snap using different colors and fonts
  • Highlight an area
  • Save the page as a pdf – this option is now available through a top button (it is still available from the Menu as well)
  • Copy and close – not only with the shortcut (Ctr+S) but also with a button

Full...

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01:59
iExplorer 4.3.1 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.3.1:
Fixed:

    ...
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01:30
Google to shut down its job application service in...

The list of products Google has put to rest grows ever longer. Over the past few months, the tech giant has killed Google+, Inbox, Allo, Jump VR platform and Daydream VR's Play Movies & TV app. Now, it's also shutting down its job listings app Hi...

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00:25
Dashlane 6.1933.0 - Password manager and secure...

Dashlane is an award-winning service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster.

Features

  • Express checkout
  • Password manager
  • Automatic login
  • Automatic form-filling
  • Secure and encrypted notes
  • Keep your data secure and private
  • Multi-platform and synced to the cloud

Dashlane comes in two service levels: Free and Premium. Compare the plans.



Version 6.1933.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.7 or later



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00:11
Monosnap 3.6.2 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

Monosnap lets you capture screenshots, share files, and record video and .gifs.

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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00:00
How to read SD and microSD memory cards on iPhone...

Want to import photos and videos from an SD or microSD card directly to your iPhone or iPad? Read along for a step-by-step guide on how to make it happen.

more…

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Tuesday August 27

23:53
Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.3.0 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 10.3.0:

  • Camera redirection is now possible when connecting to Windows 10 1809...
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23:39
Researchers found another way to potentially clone...

Last year, researchers discovered a vulnerability in the Tesla Model S key fob that would've allowed thieves to clone it in just a couple of seconds. The automaker and the key fob's manufacturer, Pektron, created a new version that upgrades its 40-bi...

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22:22
Canon's EOS 90D DSLR and mirrorless EOS M6 Mark...

Photographers interested in mid-range models have a couple of new options now, since Canon has officially announced the EOS 90D DSLR and mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II. The announcement confirms specs that leaked last week, with both cameras sharing quite...

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20:59
TextMate 2.0.rc.31 - 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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20:59
Affinity Photo 1.7.2 - Digital editing for...

Affinity Photo - redefines the boundaries for professional photo editing software for the Mac. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface with all the power and performance you need.



Version 1.7.2:

  • Performance and stability improvements.
  • Added TGA export.
  • Added "Remove Black Matte" and "Remove White Matte" filters.
  • Shadows and highlights filter can now use either the 1.6 or 1.7 method.
  • Live filter improvements.
  • Flood select now works on placed images, and can sample from all layers.
  • Flood fill too can now sample from layers beneath also supports blend modes.
  • "D" key resets fills to black & white.
  • Japanese IME improvements.
  • Numerous bug fixes and small improvements.



  • OS X 10.7 or later

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20:59
Day One 4.1.1 - 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.



Version 4.1.1:

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements



  • macOS 10.13...

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20:59
Apple iOS 12.4.1 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 12 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 12, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.



Note: Below are download links to most recent iOS 12.4.1 restore images (IPSW) for iPhones and iPads. Please, locate your device below and use ONLY the appropriate image.

iPhone:

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20:59
Fantastical 2.5.10 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using.

Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.5.10:
General:

  • Add an option to snooze 12 hours when clicking and holding on the Snooze button in a notification
  • Can now horizontally resize the preferences window on the Calendars tab
  • Internal performance improvements to the parser

Fixed:

  • Some yearly recurring events appearing as monthly in the...
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20:59
Google Chrome 76.0.3809.132 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 76.0.3809.132:

  • Fix missing user gesture on new window navigations for and - by Michael Thiessen
  • Add regression tests for App links in new windows by Michael Thiessen
  • HttpCache::Transaction: Read buffer length to be correctly set by Shivani Sharma
  • [M76]Start timeout after allowlist check is done by Xinghui Lu
  • Validate lowest float cache when necessary. by Morten Stenshorne
  • [ChromeDriver] Fix array serialization when Array.toJSON is present by John Chen
  • [ios] Switches a callsite back to PostTaskWithTraits(). by Rohit Rao
  • Revert "Enable...
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20:59
Tower 3.5.0 - Version control with Git made easy.

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

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

Features:

  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • git-lfs support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support...
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20:59
Affinity Designer 1.7.2 - Vector graphic design...

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools

  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides

Raster tools

  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen



Version 1....

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20:59
Viber 11.4.0 - Send messages and make free Viber...

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

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

Features:

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



Version 11.4.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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20:19
Apple's AirPods fail to earn Consumer Reports...




In its latest head-to-head headphone review, Consumer Reports pitted Apple's AirPods against Samsung's Galaxy Buds to find the cheaper Samsung model sounds better, lasts longer and is an all-around top performer.

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19:29
DEF CON: A Brief History Of The Worlds Largest...
19:29
Apple is already beta testing iOS 13.1

Apple isn't waiting for the release of iOS 13 to start testing its first big update. The tech giant has posted an iOS 13.1 developer beta (plus a corresponding iPadOS 13.1 beta) -- apparently the first time an iOS point release has been in a dev bet...

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18:49
AirPods fail to earn Consumer Reports approval, lose...

Consumer Reports has a history of making questionable claims and recommendations when it comes to Apple products. That now extends to AirPods, as Consumer Reports has published a new comparison between Apple’s latest AirPods and Samsung’s Galaxy Buds – with a surprising winner.

more…

The post AirPods fail to earn Consumer Reports approval, lose to Samsung Galaxy Buds in sound quality test appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:24
Huami puts Apple Watch Series 4 through the...

What do you call an Apple Watch Series 4 that isn’t actually an Apple Watch but has the same design and faces? Huami called theirs the Amazfit GTS, and it may be the most shameless knockoff we’ve seen yet.

more…

The post Huami puts Apple Watch Series 4 through the photocopier in China appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:24
Huami puts Apple Watch Series 4 through the...

What do you call an Apple Watch Series 4 that isn’t actually an Apple Watch but has the same design and faces? Huami called theirs the Amazfit GTS, and it may be the most shameless knockoff we’ve seen yet.

more…

The post Huami puts Apple Watch Series 4 through the photocopier in China appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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18:17
Sales of Baidu's Smart Speakers in Q2...

There was a little hope at one point in time that Apple's HomePod would be a market contender, even it was overpriced to be competitive with smart speakers from Amazon and Google. Today, HomePod is out of the race. Apple's CEO didn't even bother mentioning the HomePod in his last quarter summary for analysts. The big winner in the smart speaker space this quarter was China's Baidu that hit it out of the park.

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17:59
Eight people face federal charges for running...

The creators of Jetflicks and iStreamitAll are facing federal charges for running two of the largest illegal streaming sites in the United States. A federal grand jury today charged eight people with conspiring to violate copyright law for their invo...

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17:13
Tim Cook receives $115M stock award as AAPL meets...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has acquired $115 million worth of vested Apple stock this week, according to new filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As detailed in the filing, 560,000 restricted stock units have vested for Cook after AAPL exceeded performance expectations.

more…

The post Tim Cook receives $115M stock award as AAPL meets performance expectations appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:47
Microsoft set to hold their Annual Surface Event on...

Microsoft will be holding an event in New York on Wednesday October 2. Chief Product Officer Panos Panay is likely to introduce updates to their product line-up and perhaps a new Surface device. Last year Microsoft surprised the market by introducing noise cancellation over-the-ear headphones.

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16:30
Woz alert: Apple co-founder praises Apple Watch and...

As he does from time to time, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined Bloomberg today to talk about a wide range of topics. He touched on his thoughts on modern-day Apple, big tech antitrust, Trump, and more.

more…

The post Woz alert: Apple co-founder praises Apple Watch and Apple Card, talks antitrust, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:07
Tim Cook acquires $115M in vested Apple stock




Apple CEO Tim Cook last week saw 560,000 restricted stock units vest on schedule, half of which were comprised of performance-based incentives earned for successfully leading the company to significant profit over the past three years.

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15:40
Steve Wozniak says Apple should have split up long...




Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in an interview Tuesday said he believes Apple should have broken off and spun out multiple divisions from its main business "a long time ago," but notes his former company has admirably handled its role as a "big tech" leader.

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15:03
Eero rolls out two new subscription offerings...

Mesh networking company Eero announced today that it is introducing two new subscription services that work in conjunction with its mesh routers. Dubbed Eero Secure and Eero Secure+, the new subscription options bundle security features, as well as third-party integration with 1Password and more.

more…

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14:43
News round-up: Mario Kart Tour rolling onto iOS...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour game will roll onto the iPhone and iPad on Sept. 25, the company announced via Twitter.

A new safety precaution has seen all MacBooks banned from checked baggage on Virgin Australia flights due to fears over battery fires, reports 9to5Mac. However, they’re still permitted in cabin baggage.

Apple's upcoming TV show, Dicksinson, will headline the upcoming Tribeca TV Festival, reports Variety. The show will premiere at the festival on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

Apple supplier TSMC...

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13:15
What’s new in iOS 13.1 beta 1?

Apple today surprisingly released the first developer beta of iOS 13.1, despite the fact that iOS 13 is not yet publicly available. Read on as we roundup all of the changes and everything new in iOS 13.1 beta 1.

more…

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13:11
Month-end Apple deal roundup: Save up to $700 on...




As August draws to a close, it's final call for some of the lowest prices we've seen on 2019 MacBook Pro hardware, along with limited-time deals on iPads, iMacs, AirPods, Apple Watch devices and more, with savings up to $700 off.

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13:05
Denon targets Sonos Beam with two new AirPlay 2...

Sound bars have covered a lot of ground over the last decade. Technology like Dolby Atmos has significantly reduced the gap between surround systems and a mere sound bar with subwoofer. Simple connectivity seems to be the latest push in the space with the launch of two new Denon AirPlay 2 sound bars.

Dubbed DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H, both new models are marketed as premium with 4K HDMI input(s), Class-D amplification, and HEOS, for easy to manage multi-room playback with compatible speakers. Users of Alexa or Google Assistant will also be able to control these sound bars when using either voice assistant.

more…

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12:01
Apple TV+ show ‘Dickinson’ to premiere at Tribeca TV...

Apple will premiere its Apple TV+ original TV show Dickinson at the Tribeca television festival on September 14.

The company will screen the first episode to festival attendees and then hold a panel with the show screenwriter Alena Smith, and stars Hailee Steinfeld (who plays Emily Dickinson) and Jane Krakowski (who plays Dickinson’s mother).

more…

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11:49
Ex-Uber engineer indicted over Google self-driving...




Antony Levandowski, the former head of Uber's self-driving vehicle efforts, has been indicted by a California federal grand jury for stealing trade secrets from Google, taken from the search giant's own self-driving efforts before changing employer.

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11:45
Hands on: Satechi's new 72W charger can charge...




Are you looking to charge on the go? Satechi's 72W USB-C PD car charger can charge your iPad Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iPhone all from the safety of your car.

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11:31
What's New in iOS 13.1 Beta 1: Share ETA and...

Apple today released a surprise iOS 13.1 beta, which is unprecedented as the company has never before released a point update for an unreleased software update.

iOS 13.1 was not a mistake, though, and it appears to be an update that Apple will debut shortly after the release of iOS 13, necessitating developer testing now. iOS 13.1 includes new features and brings back some features that were removed from the iOS 13 update over the beta testing period.

- Shortcuts Automations - Automations, a Shortcuts feature removed in iOS 13, has returned in iOS 13.1. With Automations, you can create personal and home automations from the Shortcuts app to have certain actions performed when specific conditions occur.

- Share ETA - Share ETA has returned to the Maps app, allowing users to share their estimated time of arrival with a friend or family member once directions to a specific place have been entered.

-...

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11:31
What's New in iOS 13.1 Beta 1: Share ETA and...

Apple today released a surprise iOS 13.1 beta, which is unprecedented as the company has never before released a point update for an unreleased software update.

iOS 13.1 was not a mistake, though, and it appears to be an update that Apple will debut shortly after the release of iOS 13, necessitating developer testing now. iOS 13.1 includes new features and brings back some features that were removed from the iOS 13 update over the beta testing period.

- Shortcuts Automations - Automations, a Shortcuts feature removed in iOS 13, has returned in iOS 13.1. With Automations, you can create personal and home automations from the Shortcuts app to have certain actions performed when specific conditions occur.

- Share ETA - Share ETA has returned to the Maps app, allowing users to share their estimated time of arrival with a friend or family member once directions to a specific place have been entered.

-...

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11:26
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 13.1, watchOS...

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 13.1 to developers, as well as the ninth developer beta of watchOS 6.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. 

The post Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 13.1, watchOS 6 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:26
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 13.1, watchOS...

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 13.1 to developers, as well as the ninth developer beta of watchOS 6.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. 

The post Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 13.1, watchOS 6 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:26
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 13.1, watchOS...

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 13.1 to developers, as well as the ninth developer beta of watchOS 6.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. 

The post Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 13.1, watchOS 6 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:26
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 13.1, watchOS...

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 13.1 to developers, as well as the ninth developer beta of watchOS 6.

Registered developers can download the betas via Apple’s developer portal (https://developer.apple.com/account/#/welcome). Or they can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. 

The post Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 13.1, watchOS 6 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:17
Microsoft announces Surface event for October 2,...

Microsoft today announced that it will hold a Surface-focused event on October 2nd in New York City. This event comes in the midst of Apple’s fall event season, with the company expected to introduce new iPhones, iPads, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro.

more…

The post Microsoft announces Surface event for October 2, could launch new dual-screen hybrid appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:04
Apple TV+ Show 'Dickinson' to Premiere at...

Apple's upcoming TV show "Dickinson," starring Hailee Steinfeld, will headline the upcoming Tribeca TV Festival, reports Variety. The show will premiere at the festival on Saturday, September 14.

"Dickinson," set to be one of the first shows available when Apple TV+ launches sometime this fall, is a half hour comedy that focuses on the life of poet Emily Dickinson.

The show is said to explore the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn't fit into her own time.

Along with Hailee Steinfeld who will take on the titular role, "Dickinson" will star Jane Krakowski, known for her role in "30 Rock," as Emily Dickinson's mother. Other actors include Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt,...

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11:02
Apple releases ninth developer beta of watchOS 6




Apple is now on its ninth round of milestone operating system betas, but proceeding in a more restrained fashion, providing developers with access just to the ninth build of watchOS 6.

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10:52
iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Apple releases unexpected iOS...

Apple’s huge WWDC developer conference kicked off on Monday, and as expected, the company took the wraps off iOS 13. It’s the next major revision for one of the most important and influential operating systems of all time, with iOS used daily on over a billion iPhones and iPads. It looks to be a doozy.

Here are all the major new features that iOS 13 will bring to your iPhone and iPad when it releases this fall, along with details about supported devices and how to join the beta test to try it out early.

Update 08/27/19: Apple has released an unexpected developer beta built of iOS 13.1. Developers running iOS 13 beta are updated to this branch, it's not a separate beta profile. This is quite unusual; Apple typically waits for a final public release of iOS before testing point releases with developers or the public.

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10:46
Apple TV+ 'Dickinson' headlining Tribeca...




Apple TV+ comedy 'Dickinson' will be headlining the third annual Tribeca TV Festival on September 14, with the Hailee Steinfeld series featuring in panels during the festival, to promote the show ahead of the video streaming service's formal launch.

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10:26
Apple makes iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1 developer betas...




Apple has made available iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 betas, releasing point update beta test versions prior to a full version release for the first time.

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10:22
WoW Classic is a step back in time—and a step back...

World of Warcraft Classic splits the MMO into two different games, and so shatters its unique sense of history and community.

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10:20
Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 13.1 to Developers

Apple hasn't yet released iOS 13, which is still being beta tested, but the company today seeded the first beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to developers for testing purposes.

Developers who have downloaded the profile for iOS 13 from the developer website will receive the iOS 13.1 beta over the air.

Apple has never before released a point update to an iOS beta ahead of when a new update has launched, so it's not clear if this release of iOS 13.1 is a mistake, or what might specifically be included in the update. While it was originally believed the iOS 13.1 beta was an error, it appears that Apple is indeed testing an iOS 13.1 update that will be released shortly after iOS 13.

The iOS 13.1 release notes suggest that the update reintroduces the Automations feature in Shortcuts, and adds other functions that were removed over the course of the iOS...

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10:18
Apple releases first developer beta of iOS 13.1

Apple is releasing a new iOS 13 developer build today. The release comes just under one week since the last round of iOS 13 beta releases. Interestingly, Apple has labeled this week’s release as iOS 13.1 developer beta, suggesting that beta testing iOS 13 has ended. watchOS 6 developer beta 9 is available and labeled as such.

Apple’s public beta builds should follow at a later date after the latest developer beta has been tested in the wild.

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10:14
Microsoft announces October event, Surface line...




Microsoft has alerted the press to an event that will likely see the unveiling of new Surface devices, similar to the event that took place in late 2018.

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10:12
OtterBox launches new Amplify screen protectors for...

OtterBox and Corning have teamed up-for new versions of the Amplify Screen Protectors with the new Glare Guard and Edge2Edge innovations.

In addition to allowing users to see their phones with clarity in bright sunlight, Amplify Glare Guard may also help to preserve battery life as consumers can have a comparable viewing experience on a lower brightness setting, according to OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. Amplify Edge2Edge covers virtually all edges of a screen and is designed for use with or without a case.

Amplify screen protection is available now for the latest phones from Apple, Samsung and Google, with prices ranging from $49.95 to $64.95. Go to...

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10:10
Powerful iOS scanning app Prizmo 5 launches with...

Prizmo developer Creaceed has launched version 5 of its powerful iOS scanning app today with a host of new capabilities for an improved experience. New features include both on-device and cloud-based OCR (optical character recognition) processing, Siri Shortcuts, a batch editor, auto-upload of PDFs to iCloud, Dropbox and others, iMessage extension, and much more.

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10:10
Siri and Spotlight now providing new web answers to...

As much as Siri has improved over the years, it is still frustratingly poor at simply giving you an answer to a general question. For certain bits of data, Siri will have the response, but you far too often see “I found this on the web” together with a collection of links.

If we wanted to do a web search, we wouldn’t be asking Siri!

Fortunately, it looks as though a big change may be on the way to improve this situation. First noticed by users on Reddit, it appears as though questions typed into Spotlight will now deliver a specific “Web Answer” result from a wide variety of sites, along with a “Report a Concern” link.

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10:01
Apple, Samsung sued after ‘Chicago Tribune’ report...

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple and Samsung are targeted in a class action lawsuit after a Chicago Tribune investigation claimed that certain iPhone models and Galaxy S models produce radio-frequency emissions that exceed safety limits regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

"All iPhone models, including iPhone 7, are fully certified by the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] and in every other country where iPhone is sold," Apple told the Chicago Tribune. “After careful review and subsequent validation of all iPhone models tested in the [Tribune] report, we confirmed we...

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09:57
Scottish city provides 52,000 iPads to students and...




A project between Glasgow City Council and CGI will provide nearly 50,000 school children in the city with an iPad, as part of a 300 million pound ($369 million) project to help modernize and improve the educational prospects for Scottish schoolchildren.

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09:44
Nearly 50,000 Glasgow students to get Apple's...

Nearly 50,000 school children in Glasgow, Scottland, are to get their own iPad to help with lessons, according to the BBC News.

The project will see every pupil from P6 to S6 (approximately nine year-old students to 18 year-old students)given their own device to keep, while all other pupils will have shared access to the Apple tablet. The iPad rollout is part of a seven-year deal between Glasgow City Council and Canadian IT firm CGI.

The BBC News says the entire deal is worth in excess of £300 million (approximately $368 million in U.S. dollars), but the council said it wasn’t possible to to break down the cost of the iPad project. A number of local authorities have already given, or have plans to give, secondary pupils free iPads including Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Perth and Kinross, the article adds.

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09:26
Nearly 50,000 Students in Glasgow, Scotland to...

Nearly 50,000 students in Glasgow, Scotland will receive free iPads to assist with their education, as part of a seven-year £300 million agreement between Glasgow City Council and Canadian IT firm CGI, according to the BBC.

As part of the deal, every student in academic year P6 to S6 will receive their own iPad to keep for school use, while younger students in academic years P1 through P5 will have shared access to an iPad. A total of 47,000 iPads will be handed out to students by 2021, and 4,900 teachers will also receive one.

The initiative will also include the installation of Wi-Fi in every classroom and faster internet connections overall.

The report notes that all of the iPads will be tracked and managed by the Glasgow City Council, which can lock or erase the devices remotely, while social media platforms and...

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09:09
9to5Mac Daily: August 27, 2019 – iPhone walkie-...

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

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

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09:04
How to change your Apple Watch to metric measurements




It's easy to have your Apple Watch show you all of your activity details in miles or kilometers, whichever you prefer -- except that Apple doesn't make it obvious how to do it.

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09:04
Tuesday deals: Powerbeats Pro on sale for $210 and...
08:18
Sprint’s 5G coverage rolls out to NYC, LA,...

Sprint is bringing its 5G cellular coverage to more users today as the network expands to NYC, LA, Washington, DC, and Phoenix. For now, Sprint’s 5G network works with a few Android smartphones but there’s also a hotspot device that could be an option for Apple users who want to give the next gen network a shot.

more…

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08:10
Affinity Designer 1.7.2 - Vector graphic design...

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools

  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides

Raster tools

  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen



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08:08
Gartner's Global Q2 2019 Smartphone Sales...

Today Gartner released their statistical report on Q2 global smartphones that slightly differs from the IDC report on this same subject matter that we covered back on August first. Gartner states that Apple's market share ...

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08:05
Affinity Photo 1.7.2 - Digital editing for...

Affinity Photo - redefines the boundaries for professional photo editing software for the Mac. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface with all the power and performance you need.



Version 1.7.2:

  • Performance and stability improvements.
  • Added TGA export.
  • Added "Remove Black Matte" and "Remove White Matte" filters.
  • Shadows and highlights filter can now use either the 1.6 or 1.7 method.
  • Live filter improvements.
  • Flood select now works on placed images, and can sample from all layers.
  • Flood fill too can now sample from layers beneath also supports blend modes.
  • "D" key resets fills to black & white.
  • Japanese IME improvements.
  • Numerous bug fixes and small improvements.



  • OS X 10.7 or later

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08:00
Google's Nest doorbell knows when your packages...

It can be nerve-wracking if you're waiting for a package to reach home -- just because you received a "delivered" alert doesn't mean it'll be where you wanted it, or that it'll still be there when you get to your door. Google may ease your worries af...

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07:30
Apple may not use mechanical switches in a future...




Future keyboards could use light to determine how far a key is pressed, a design that could replace the switches in a traditional mechanical keyboard with a system that takes up less space and potentially being capable of more presses than existing versions.

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07:21
Yelp iOS app updated with personalized home screen...

Yelp is rolling out a whole new experience for its iOS app that offers a custom home screen and personalized search results based on a user’s unique attributes like diet, lifestyle, accessibility, interests, and more.

more…

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07:21
Episode 135 of the MacAdmins Podcast: Secure Every...
07:13
Apple testing smarter Siri web answers for Spotlight...

Apple is testing a new type of search result format for some questions. As spotted on Reddit, Spotlight Search can now answer some typed-in questions with direct answers, rather than a generic list of web results.

The listing highlights the extract, which should hopefully answer the question, along with the source website and a button to report a concern if the result is inappropriate.

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07:00
Steve Jobs signed Pixar Poster up for auction

Nate D Sanders auction page:

Extraordinarily scarce Pixar Animation Studios poster signed by its co-founder Steve Jobs, sometime after 1995 when ”Toy Story”, the first computer-animated feature film, debuted. Jobs’ legendary vision is evident in his backing of Pixar, whose potential was immediately realized in the success of ”Toy Story”, earning three Academy Award nominations, breaking box office records and securing its reputation as one of the finest animated movies of all time. Poster measures 24” x 36”, signed by Jobs in black fiber-tip marker. In near fine condition. With JSA COA.

A minimum bid of $25,000. Ouch. That lets me out.

[Via 9to5Mac]

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06:59
Tower 3.5.0 - Version control with Git made easy.

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

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

Features:

  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • git-lfs support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support...
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06:56
∞ Apple posts new Apple Card commercial

[VIDEO] A fine commercial (video embedded in main Loop post), but one bit of the voiceover stuck out to me:

It’s a new kind of credit card, created by Apple, not a bank.

The fine print in the ad (tiny, but readable) says, in part:

Issued by Goldman Sachs Bank, USA

I get the point. Apple is the creator of the card, Goldman Sachs Bank a partner. And, more importantly, a partner who follows Apple’s specific privacy rules.

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06:48
Jean-Louis Gassée: Apple Card and “What?” vs “How?”

Jean-Louis Gassée:

Does the world need a new credit card, especially one without any outstanding perks? The answer lies in the way the Apple Card works rather than in the number of miles or the cash rebate percentages.

And:

For a sufficiently large number of Apple customers, the new payment system is a classic How vs What proposition — and the “How” wins. The Wallet app offers complete control over purchases, payments, rebates, timing, and security, all in one place. As for security, three different card numbers track purchases made with the physical card, with a card number on line, or with Apple Pay on your Watch or iPhone. No need to use a special third party app, such as the excellent Mint. Everything is built into the Wallet, itself built in every iPhone and iPad.

A great take on Apple Card. One interesting tidbit was the reveal of two different on-boarding processes for the physical Apple Card....

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06:48
Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia Make MacBook...

On August 13th Patently Apple posted a report titled "The FAA is Following Europe's Lead in Banning Certain MacBook Pro Models on U.S. Flights as carry-on Baggage or Cargo." Late yesterday news was published in Australia that both Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia had made announcements about Apple's MacBook Pro.

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06:44
NeuralCam is a new app for taking iPhoto photos in...

NeuralCam is an iPhone app that aims to bring to the iPhone the kind of ultra-low-light capabilities we’ve seen in some recent Android smartphones.

Modern iPhones have gotten better and better at handling low-light photos. I put that to the test soon after I got my iPhone X, and wrote then about how impressed I was when testing it on some after-sunset shots…

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06:25
∞ Dickinson: An Apple TV+ teaser trailer

[VIDEO] From the official show description:

Dickinson is a half-hour comedy series starring Oscar® nominee Hailee Steinfeld.
Created by Alena Smith, Dickinson audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.

Hard to wrap my head around this one. I feel the same as I did about the teaser trailer for The Morning Show.

But lesson learned. The official trailer for The Morning Show was a perfect follow-up, conveyed the depth of the show’s core, fleshed out the characters.

Dickinson is an interesting premise, a difficult marriage to pull off, bringing to life a dark, secluded character from the 1800’s, a prolific, slant-rhyming poet whose work was incredibly influential, but...

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06:16
WaterField Designs announces the Marqui Crossbody...

WaterField Designs has announced the Marqui Crossbody Pouch, a streetwear-style crossbody bag designed to hold an iPhone, Air Pods, and other basic necessities.

It’s made of full-grain leather on rugged ballistic nylon. The front pocket holds an iPhone and other quick-access items and is secured with a water-resistant YKK zipper. The self-locking YKK zipper secures the main compartment and hides under the bag's lip.

Two interior open-topped pockets help organize necessities. A gold, rip-stop liner lights up the interior of both compartments. Two small exterior loops on either side can hook to carabiners to hold Air Pods, a utility tool, etc.

An angle adjustable strap keeps the bag flat against the chest, hip, or back. A metal camlock with a leather pull-tab tightens/loosens the strap. A rear open pocket can be used for stashing receipts, ticket stubs, and other miscellanies.

The Marqui Crossbody Pouch is...

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06:08
Apple Card vs Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: A privacy...

Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post:

I recently used my credit card to buy a banana. Then I tried to figure out how my credit card let companies buy me.

And:

Despite a federal privacy law covering cards, I found that six types of businesses could mine and share elements of my purchase, multiplied untold times by other companies they might have passed it to.

And:

When I swiped my cards, of course my banks received data. What’s surprising is who they can share it with. My data helped identify me to Chase’s marketing partners, who send me junk mail. Some data even got fed to retail giant Amazon because it co-branded my card.

And:

This is where the Apple Card is different. In the Goldman Sachs privacy statement, its answer to most kinds of sharing is “no.” Goldman still shares information with credit agencies about whether you pay your bills. But it says it doesn’t feed transactions to marketers or a sister company that mines card data...

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06:07
Viber 11.4.0 - Send messages and make free Viber...

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

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

Features:

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



Version 11.4.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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06:07
Apple launches huge Labor Day movie sale with...

Apple has now launched its annual Labor Day movie sale featuring deals from $5 along with a host of notable bundle offers. You’ll find all of our top picks below, including a great price on the complete Harry Potter collection at $50 and a number of Disney films marked down. Each of these titles will become a permanent addition to your library, making this a great time to expand or find some new movies for the long weekend ahead. Hit the jump for all of our favorite Labor Day movie sale deals.

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06:00
Up your video processing game with a lifetime...

With the one-stop video processing powerhouse VideoProc, you can now edit, convert, resize and adjust 4K UHD videos, DVDs and music at a fully accelerated speed. Using level-3 hardware acceleration, VideoProc lets you achieve amazingly smooth 4K video editing and transcoding without compromising quality. VideoProc's unique technology can convert videos up to 47x faster, and it's jam-packed with a suite of innovative tools for editing, recording, and more. Best of all, we have it on sale in the Apple World Today Deals Shop for $19.99!

  • Easily edit, convert, resize & adjust 4K UHD videos, DVDs and music at a...

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05:57
SweetP Productions serves up Cookie 6.0 for macOS 10...

SweetP Productions has served up Cookie 6.0 (https://cookieapp.com) an update to their macOS cookie and privacy management app. 

After the initial setup, it’s designed to keep you safe from tracking and online profiling just the way you want. Cookie is designed to run invisibly in the background. 

Cookie 6.0 requires macOS 10.14 and costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

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05:57
SweetP Productions serves up Cookie 6.0 for macOS 10...

SweetP Productions has served up Cookie 6.0 (https://cookieapp.com) an update to their macOS cookie and privacy management app. 

After the initial setup, it’s designed to keep you safe from tracking and online profiling just the way you want. Cookie is designed to run invisibly in the background. 

Cookie 6.0 requires macOS 10.14 and costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

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05:57
SweetP Productions serves up Cookie 6.0 for macOS 10...

SweetP Productions has served up Cookie 6.0 (https://cookieapp.com) an update to their macOS cookie and privacy management app. 

After the initial setup, it’s designed to keep you safe from tracking and online profiling just the way you want. Cookie is designed to run invisibly in the background. 

Cookie 6.0 requires macOS 10.14 and costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

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05:57
SweetP Productions serves up Cookie 6.0 for macOS 10...

SweetP Productions has served up Cookie 6.0 (https://cookieapp.com) an update to their macOS cookie and privacy management app. 

After the initial setup, it’s designed to keep you safe from tracking and online profiling just the way you want. Cookie is designed to run invisibly in the background. 

Cookie 6.0 requires macOS 10.14 and costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

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05:56
iPhone 11 name game: What Apple should call its new...

Jason Snell:

This is the third year of the iPhone X hardware family, and the second year for the iPhone XR, so changes to the external design of Apple’s phones — often the biggest driver of a huge sales bump — are unlikely. The presence of the iPhone XR adds another wrinkle as Apple continues to try to differentiate it from the company’s more expensive models. And then there’s the iPhone X name itself, which seems unlikely to be continued through another generation. iPhone XRM? iPhone XST? Yuck.

And:

If you ask me, one of the worst product names Apple has ever generated is iPhone XS Max. Apple’s large ultrapremium phone takes the ridiculous Roman numeral/letter combination of the entire 2018 phone generation and, well, maxes it out. iPhone 11 Pro Max would be slightly less bad, but it’s still ridiculous.

Interesting look at Apple’s iPhone naming conundrum. Do you go with XI? 11? Do you follow the Mac’s lead and come up with a long-term name, like iPhone...

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05:40
Apple patent is for an automobile imaging system for...

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,397,497) for a “solar invariant imaging system for object detection” in an automobile.

In the patent data, the tech giant notes that vehicle guidance systems, autonomous control systems, and passengers viewing a surrounding environment while operating a vehicle can all rely on imaging systems to improve vehicle operation. Imaging systems can identify objects and track movement of the objects that may intersect an intended vehicle path. 

Depending on the dynamic range of the imaging system and the optical set up used to capture images of the surrounding environment (e.g., lens set, housing, protective window, type of image sensor, etc.), some types of radiation can blur or blind groups of pixels on an image sensor associated with the imaging system. Blurred or blinded groups of pixels can result in bright spots or blind spots within captured images, for example, when...

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05:33
Day One 4.1.1 - 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.



Version 4.1.1:

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements



  • macOS 10.13...

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05:31
Virgin Australia bans all MacBook, MacBook Pro...




Virgin Australia has updated its list of items banned from checked luggage on its flights to include MacBooks, with all models no longer permitted in the hold by the airline following the company's global recall of some MacBook Pro varieties over battery concerns.

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05:19
Apple wins 59 Patents Covering Face ID, AirPods Case...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple 59 newly granted patents today. Our report covers 4 granted patents relating to Face ID, the AirPods Case, MicroLED Displays, a Project Titan patent relating to a solar invariant imaging system. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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05:00
Motif offers a fast (with a couple of exceptions)...

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of Apple’s discontinuation of its Photo Print Products service, so I’ve test driven Motif, an Apple-approved photo print service/externsion that specializes in personalized photo books, cards, and calendars. I used it to create a photo book of pics from the recent Sellers family vacation.

Since Motif is a native extension to Photos on macOS, it runs directly inside Photos. Once you download Motif from the Mac App Store, it’s automatically plugged into the Photos app and ready to use. You don’t have to export and import your existing photos into another app. To access and launch Motif:

  • Select any album under My Albums.

  • Right click (Control click) the album you have selected.

  • Select Create, and in the drop-down menu, select Motif.

  • ...
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05:00
Of frying pans and fires: Despite mistakes, Apple’s...

One of the favorite tropes of the serial jerkery The Macalope covers is the repeated insistence that any one event taken in isolation from everything else will doom Apple forever.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and Carnival Barker Academy, Gordon Kelly says “Apple Just Gave 1.4 Billion iPad, iPhone Users A Reason To Leave.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Daniel and SamT.)

Like they needed another.

Earlier this month, Facebook gave its 1.3 billion users the perfect reason to delete their accounts. Now Apple appears has done the same for its 1.4 billion iPhone and iPad users worldwide.

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04:52
Yeelight HomeKit support arrives, with firmware...

Yeelight HomeKit support has finally landed, after what the company says is eight months of work.

Even better, there’s a firmware update available for three existing products which will retroactively add HomeKit support …

more…

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04:45
TSMC will fight 'baseless' GlobalFoundries...




Apple chip partner TSMC plans to 'vigorously defend' accusations by GlobalFoundries it infringed on 16 patents, in a lawsuit that could prevent iPhones and other Apple devices using TSMC-produced A-series chips from being being imported to the United States.

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04:09
All MacBooks banned from checked baggage on Virgin...

A new safety precaution has seen all MacBooks banned from checked baggage on Virgin Australia flights due to fears over battery fires. They are still permitted in cabin baggage.

While some might consider the blanket ban an over-reaction, it’s actually a pretty sensible approach which is unlikely to inconvenience many …

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04:00
iOS 13: Don’t forget to customize your iMessage...

Beginning with iOS 13, you can automatically beam your preferred name and photo (or Memoji) to other iOS users when they chat with you in the Messages app—although they can choose whether to use them or not. Not only does this option let your friends and contacts see you as you want them to see you, but it also eradicates some of the more tedious steps of adding new people to your Contacts app.

Here’s how to do it.

How to set a custom name and photo through the Messages app

You can set this up straight through the Messages app, which is super convenient when you want to swap photos on the fly. You’ll have to do a little extra leg work for the first-time setup (which is what we’re focusing on here), but it’ll get a lot simpler afterward.

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03:54
Editorial: CNBC is still serving up some really bad...




On Monday, CNBC compiled the confused thoughts of a Wedbush Securities analyst who doesn't seem to have any grasp on reality whatsoever when it comes to the future -- or even present -- of Apple.

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03:23
Consumer robotics is a market in transition

A disconnect between smart home and home robotics offerings has been a factor limiting home robotics adoption. Pricing, availability, and consumer awareness have been factors too, but a new study finds that robot vendors increasingly see value in supporting the integration of their devices into smart home functionality. 

While challenges remain, this smart home integration leads global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), to forecast nearly 79 million homes around the world will have a robot in the house by 2024.

There are two key home robotics markets: home care robots which typically take on a specific chore within the home and personal/social robots that can be companion devices capable of responding and interacting with an individual in the home. Both have a role within an integrated smart home setting. 

“So far, home care robots dominate with regard to consumer adoption and integration into...

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03:23
Consumer robotics is a market in transition

A disconnect between smart home and home robotics offerings has been a factor limiting home robotics adoption. Pricing, availability, and consumer awareness have been factors too, but a new study finds that robot vendors increasingly see value in supporting the integration of their devices into smart home functionality. 

While challenges remain, this smart home integration leads global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), to forecast nearly 79 million homes around the world will have a robot in the house by 2024.

There are two key home robotics markets: home care robots which typically take on a specific chore within the home and personal/social robots that can be companion devices capable of responding and interacting with an individual in the home. Both have a role within an integrated smart home setting. 

“So far, home care robots dominate with regard to consumer adoption and integration into...

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03:23
Consumer robotics is a market in transition

A disconnect between smart home and home robotics offerings has been a factor limiting home robotics adoption. Pricing, availability, and consumer awareness have been factors too, but a new study finds that robot vendors increasingly see value in supporting the integration of their devices into smart home functionality. 

While challenges remain, this smart home integration leads global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), to forecast nearly 79 million homes around the world will have a robot in the house by 2024.

There are two key home robotics markets: home care robots which typically take on a specific chore within the home and personal/social robots that can be companion devices capable of responding and interacting with an individual in the home. Both have a role within an integrated smart home setting. 

“So far, home care robots dominate with regard to consumer adoption and integration into...

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03:23
Consumer robotics is a market in transition

A disconnect between smart home and home robotics offerings has been a factor limiting home robotics adoption. Pricing, availability, and consumer awareness have been factors too, but a new study finds that robot vendors increasingly see value in supporting the integration of their devices into smart home functionality. 

While challenges remain, this smart home integration leads global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), to forecast nearly 79 million homes around the world will have a robot in the house by 2024.

There are two key home robotics markets: home care robots which typically take on a specific chore within the home and personal/social robots that can be companion devices capable of responding and interacting with an individual in the home. Both have a role within an integrated smart home setting. 

“So far, home care robots dominate with regard to consumer adoption and integration into...

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03:15
Apple releases iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, and watchOS...

Apple’s Monday Update-O-Rama continued with the release of iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, and watchOS 5.3.1.

The iOS 12.4.1 update includes a fixed for a vulnerability that allowed hackers to create a jailbreak around the iOS 12.4 operating system.

Per the security support document, Apple had addressed the vulnerability in iOS 12.4, but accidentally unpatched it in its iOS 12.4 update.

The notes also cite “important security and stability updates” and is recommended for all users

The tvOS 12.4.1 and watchOS 5.3.1 updates are said to be minor in scale and focus on bug fixes and other under-the-hood performance improvements rather than outward-facing features.

tvOS 12.4.1, watchOS 5.3.1, and the new version of macOS 10.14.6 may be some of the last updates that we see before Apple releases new tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS 10.15 Catalina software this fall.

If you’ve tried the updates and have any feedback to offer, please let us know about your...

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03:00
Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental...

Apple on Monday released its macOS Mojave 10.14.6, the update including a security fix, as well as patches for assorted performance issues and a bug that could prevent some of Apple’s own apps from updating.

The fixes and changes are as follows:

  • Resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep
  • Fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and GarageBand from updating

Apple also released the following details as to a security vulnerability that was fixed:

Kernel

Available for: macOS Mojave 10.14.6

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2019-8605: Ned Williamson working with Google Project Zero

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03:00
Survey: two-year mobile phone upgrade cycle is dead

Mobile carriers have long convinced people that they need to upgrade their mobile phones every two years, offering two-year contracts tied into phone upgrade incentives to keep the cycle going. 

According to new survey data released today by Ting Mobile, a postpaid MVNO mobile phone service, people are hanging on to their phones for longer and breaking the cycle. The survey is based on responses from 3,640 mobile phone users and explores how and why people decide to upgrade their mobile devices.

“After so many years of people being pressured into upgrading to a new phone when their old phone was perfectly functional, it’s encouraging to see that so many of our survey respondents are hanging on to their devices for longer,” said Andrew Moore-Crispin, director of Content at Ting Mobile. “The data from our survey indicates that people are more...

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03:00
Survey: two-year mobile phone upgrade cycle is dead

Mobile carriers have long convinced people that they need to upgrade their mobile phones every two years, offering two-year contracts tied into phone upgrade incentives to keep the cycle going. 

According to new survey data released today by Ting Mobile, a postpaid MVNO mobile phone service, people are hanging on to their phones for longer and breaking the cycle. The survey is based on responses from 3,640 mobile phone users and explores how and why people decide to upgrade their mobile devices.

“After so many years of people being pressured into upgrading to a new phone when their old phone was perfectly functional, it’s encouraging to see that so many of our survey respondents are hanging on to their devices for longer,” said Andrew Moore-Crispin, director of Content at Ting Mobile. “The data from our survey indicates that people are more...

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03:00
Survey: two-year mobile phone upgrade cycle is dead

Mobile carriers have long convinced people that they need to upgrade their mobile phones every two years, offering two-year contracts tied into phone upgrade incentives to keep the cycle going. 

According to new survey data released today by Ting Mobile, a postpaid MVNO mobile phone service, people are hanging on to their phones for longer and breaking the cycle. The survey is based on responses from 3,640 mobile phone users and explores how and why people decide to upgrade their mobile devices.

“After so many years of people being pressured into upgrading to a new phone when their old phone was perfectly functional, it’s encouraging to see that so many of our survey respondents are hanging on to their devices for longer,” said Andrew Moore-Crispin, director of Content at Ting Mobile. “The data from our survey indicates that people are more...

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03:00
Survey: two-year mobile phone upgrade cycle is dead

Mobile carriers have long convinced people that they need to upgrade their mobile phones every two years, offering two-year contracts tied into phone upgrade incentives to keep the cycle going. 

According to new survey data released today by Ting Mobile, a postpaid MVNO mobile phone service, people are hanging on to their phones for longer and breaking the cycle. The survey is based on responses from 3,640 mobile phone users and explores how and why people decide to upgrade their mobile devices.

“After so many years of people being pressured into upgrading to a new phone when their old phone was perfectly functional, it’s encouraging to see that so many of our survey respondents are hanging on to their devices for longer,” said Andrew Moore-Crispin, director of Content at Ting Mobile. “The data from our survey indicates that people are more...

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03:00
Monoprice Monolith desktop balanced headphone...

This desktop headphone amp with THX AAA technology will bring out the best performance from your headphones.

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03:00
Imagining a mid-range iPhone

Apple’s phones are among the most expensive phones you can buy, especially for something that is ostensibly supposed to be a “mainstream” product. Apple, it could be argued, doesn’t even attempt to make a mid-range iPhone.

Apple makes the best phones it can, prices them such that the company makes a healthy profit, and if that’s too expensive, you can just buy last year’s model...or the one before that.

There’s a constant simmering furor from those who lament the passing of the iPhone SE. A large contingent of prospective iPhone buyers would be happy for a new SE, that follows the same formula: cram last-year’s hardware into some old design, preferably as small as possible, and sell it at a discounted price. Some may argue that the iPhone XR (and whatever this year’s replacement will be) makes the SE obsolete, but at a starting price of $749 and with a screen size over six inches, I think there’s plenty of room in the lineup for a new iPhone that sits well beneath it...

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02:02
Apple iOS 12.4.1 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 12 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 12, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.



Note: Below are download links to most recent iOS 12.4.1 restore images (IPSW) for iPhones and iPads. Please, locate your device below and use ONLY the appropriate image.

iPhone:

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00:52
TextMate 2.0.rc.31 - 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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00:00
How to extend Apple Watch battery life while...

Apple Watch has evolved with new features and hardware changes since the original launched in 2015 but one aspect that has remained nearly the same is battery life. Read on as we take a look at how to extend Apple Watch battery life while traveling with some options in settings as well as portable chargers.

more…

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Monday August 26

23:42
Google Chrome 76.0.3809.132 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 76.0.3809.132:

  • Fix missing user gesture on new window navigations for and - by Michael Thiessen
  • Add regression tests for App links in new windows by Michael Thiessen
  • HttpCache::Transaction: Read buffer length to be correctly set by Shivani Sharma
  • [M76]Start timeout after allowlist check is done by Xinghui Lu
  • Validate lowest float cache when necessary. by Morten Stenshorne
  • [ChromeDriver] Fix array serialization when Array.toJSON is present by John Chen
  • [ios] Switches a callsite back to PostTaskWithTraits(). by Rohit Rao
  • Revert "Enable...
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23:41
Fantastical 2.5.10 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using.

Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.5.10:
General:

  • Add an option to snooze 12 hours when clicking and holding on the Snooze button in a notification
  • Can now horizontally resize the preferences window on the Calendars tab
  • Internal performance improvements to the parser

Fixed:

  • Some yearly recurring events appearing as monthly in the...
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20:59
Meteorologist 3.2.0 - Popular weather app.

Meteorologist is a simple interface to weather provided by weather.com. It provides the ability to show the weather in the main menu bar, displaying more detail in a pop-up menu, whose contents are customizeable from the preferences. The source code is available.



Version 3.2.0:
Fixed crashes when:

  • Rotating cities and all cities are not in use
  • First city was empty
  • All locations were empty



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
MarsEdit 4.3.4 - Quick and convenient blog editor.

MarsEdit is a blog editor for OS X that makes editing your blog like writing email, with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support.

It works with with most blog services including WordPress, Blogger, Drupal, Movable Type, TypePad, and many others.



Version 4.3.4:

Bug Fixes & Enhancements:

  • Fix a bug where the cursor jumped to the beginning of document when undoing in Rich Rext
  • "Ask Text" formatting macro placeholders no longer default to the pasteboard contents
  • Fix a typo and rework wording of the new blog panel

Accessibility Improvements:

  • Improve VoiceOver support in the "Add Blog" panel
  • Remove a superfluous column from the Categories table that showed up in VoiceOver
  • Improve VoiceOver announcement of the Preview Window when using default preview template



  • macOS 10.12 or later
  • ...

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20:59
BetterTouchTool 3.186 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

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

Touchpad:

  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
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20:11
'Toy Story' poster signed by Steve Jobs to...




Apple fans will get a chance to get their hands on a piece of history this week when a poster for Pixar's "Toy Story," signed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, goes up for auction.

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18:31
Nintendo's 'Mario Kart Tour' Game for...

Nintendo's newest game, Mario Kart Tour, is set to launch on iOS devices on September 25, the company announced on Twitter this afternoon.

Starting in May, Nintendo has offered a beta version of the game to a few limited users in the United States and Japan, but the title is nearly ready for a wider launch.

As with the console version of the game, Mario Kart Tour is a kart racer title set in the Mushroom Kingdom. Players are tasked with racing to beat their rivals to the finish line using drifts and items to gain an edge.

Based on reports from the beta, the game uses the same single-handed control scheme as Nintendo's first major iOS game, Super Mario Run. Players are able to swipe their thumb across the screen to control their kart while the kart accelerates on its own.

The default controls cause karts to drift around corners, but those who want more of a challenge or more...

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18:13
Nintendo's 'Mario Kart Tour' hits iOS...




After a missed launch date in March, the hotly anticipated mobile debut of Nintendo's Mario Kart franchise, "Mario Kart Tour," is slated to arrive on iOS and Android devices in late September.

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18:01
Mario Kart Tour launching on iPhone and Android next...

Over a year and a half ago, Nintendo announced plans to bring Mario Kart Tour to the iPhone and Android. Now, the company has given the game an official release date, teasing that it will be available starting next month.

more…

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17:37
[Sponsor] Atoms — Ideal Everyday Shoes

Chances are your shoes don’t fit right. Most people’s feet are in between a whole and a half size. To solve that problem, Atoms are the world’s first shoes to come in quarter sizes. Atoms even lets you choose a different size for your left and right foot so you can find the perfect fit. With proprietary foam cushioning and stretch laces, the result is a whole new level of comfort. Experience it for yourself. Shop Now.

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17:24
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Files Multiple Patent Infringement...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF), who lost out to TSMC for manufacturing AMD's latest round of Ryzen 2 processors due to dropping out of the 7nm processor race, published a press release stating that they've filed multiple lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany alleging that semiconductor manufacturing technologies used by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) infringe 16 GF patents.

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17:16
[Update: Processors, keyboard, more] Everything we...

We first heard about Apple’s plans for a 16-inch MacBook Pro back in February through an investor note from Ming-Chi Kuo. Since then, we’ve learned a lot more about the new MacBook’s design, price, screen, and more.

Read on as we round up everything we know about Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro.

more…

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16:05
Apple launches their first Apple Card TV Ad to build...

Last Tuesday Apple officially launched Apple Card for all US customers and today they're introducing its first commercial for the card to expand awareness of the card's availability in the U.S. Apple states in the ad: "Introducing a new kind of credit card. Created by Apple, not a bank...

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15:42
Apple Issues Emergency Updates for All Its Operating...

Apple has issued emergency updates for macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 because it accidentally reintroduced a major security vulnerability in last month’s round of updates.

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15:42
Report: Instagram developing standalone ‘Threads’...

Instagram is reportedly planning to launch an app called “Threads” that would serve as a companion to the main Instagram application. The Verge reports today that Threads would “promote constant, intimate sharing between users and their closest friends.”

more…

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15:38
Apple Shelves the Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie Feature...

Apple filed for one set of Walkie-Talkie trademarks in October 2018 and second set as recent as July 20th, nine days after Apple "temporarily disabled the feature on Apple Watch over concerns relating to possible eavesdropping. Now it appears as though the feature won't be coming back for some time, according to a new report published today.

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15:27
When will Apple announce and release Apple Watch...

With just two weeks until Apple’s expected fall event in September, we’re all set to see the iPhone 11 lineup, new Apple Watch hardware, and much more unveiled. Here’s when Apple is likely to announce and release Apple Watch Series 5.

more…

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14:43
Apple to donate to Amazon rainforest preservation...




Apple plans to contribute funds to ongoing efforts in the Amazon, which continues to make headlines as a series of devastating wildfires and uncontrolled blazes wreak havoc in the world's largest tropical rainforest.

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14:38
102-Year-Old George Jedenoff Publishes His...

Remember our interview with George Jedenoff? He has finished his autobiography, so if you’re curious about the life and times of a fellow TidBITS reader who went from fleeing the Russian Revolution as an infant to becoming the president of a steel company, now’s your chance.

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14:11
News round-up: Business Roundtable wants Apple,...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

The Business Roundtable, an organization representing 181 of the largest companies in the U.S., including Apple, have asked the tech giant and other companies to “meet the highest standards of verified positive impact for our workers, customers, suppliers, communities and the environment.”

Apple has released the first trailer for Dickinson, a show that will debut on its upcoming AppleTV + streaming service. Written by Alena Smith (The Affair, The Newsroom), Dickinson is set during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. 

In a note to investors seen by ...

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14:11
Apple will donate money to help preserve, restore...

Apple will donate money to help preserve and restore the Amazon forest across Latin America, CEO Tim Cook posted on Twitter. 

“It’s devastating to see the fires and destruction ravaging the Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems. Apple will be donating to help preserve its biodiversity and restore the Amazon’s indispensable forest across Latin America,” he said.

Flames are spreading across the Amazon rainforest this summer. More than a soccer field’s worth of Amazon forest is falling every minute, according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, known as INPE. Preliminary estimates from satellite data revealed that deforestation in June rose almost 90% compared with the same month last year, and by 280% in July...

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14:10
Tim Cook says Apple will donate to ‘preserve and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today that Apple will be donating to help battle the effects of the continuing fire and destruction in the Amazon rain forest. Cook said that it’s “devastating” to see what’s happening across South America.

more…

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14:03
NetNewsWire 5.0 now available

If you’re a RSS junkie like me, go download this now.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:02
Apple Donating Money to Preserve Amazon Rainforests...

Apple plans to donate money to "help preserve and restore" the Amazon forest across Latin America, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today on Twitter.

Cook's announcement comes following devastating fires that have been raging in Brazil for the past several weeks destroying the vulnerable rainforest.

Image via CNN

There are often fires in the area in July and August, but the 2019 fires have been significantly more severe. The number of fires is also far higher, up 85 percent compared to last year. As of Sunday night, there were more than 80,000 fires burning in Brazil.

Brazil declared a state of emergency earlier this month over the growing number of fires, which are impacting the Brazilian states of Amazonas,...

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13:54
Apple just released an emergency patch for the iPhone

To quote my go-to security guy, Rich Mogull, “Patch now.”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:53
Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $5M to charity




Apple chief Tim Cook last week donated 23,700 shares of owned company stock to an unidentified charity, an amount worth over $5 million on the day of the transaction.

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13:28
Apple strikes deal for its Health Records to work...

Even though Apple’s Health team is reportedly dealing with some internal conflict and departures, the company is still making progress in the area as it has created a new partnership with major electronic health records (EHR) vendor Allscripts. The deal will allow Apple’s Health Records software to interface with Allscripts’ platform and devices.

more…

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13:27
Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental...

Apple on Monday released the macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update. According to the release notes, the update:

  • Resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep
  • Fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and GarageBand from updating

Apple also has a support document that details the security fixes in the Supplemental Update.

The company also released the iOS 12.4.1 Update, the tvOS 12.4.1 update, and the watchOS 5.3.1 update.

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13:19
Apple's Core i9 MacBook Pro drops to $2,399 ($...




Loaded with upgrades, Apple's premium 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pro (2019) is $400 off at B&H Photo exclusively for AppleInsider readers. In addition to being the lowest online price available, this Core i9 MacBook Pro deal qualifies for additional perks like no interest financing or a sales tax refund for many shoppers.

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12:58
iOS 12.4.1 update now available

Apple on Monday released iOS 12.4.1, an update to the operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The notes with the update don’t say much, only that the update “provides important security and stability updates.”

You can find more detail about the update in an Apple support document. The update patches a vulnerability that allowed jailbreaking of an iOS device. This vulnerability was actually patched in an older version of iOS 12, but it was reopened recently.

How to install iOS 12.4.1

Before installing the update, it’s a good idea to back up your device.

To read this article in full, please click here

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12:47
iOS vulnerability that let you jailbreak your iPhone...

(credit: Michael Coghlan / Flickr)

The iOS vulnerability that made it possible for users and hackers to jailbreak fully up-to-date iPhones and iPads is no more, following an update Apple released on Monday that patches the highly unusual bug.

The security advisory accompanying the release of iOS version 12.4.1 says it patches a kernel vulnerability that allows malicious apps to execute code that runs with the highest of...

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12:16
Rare Steve Jobs autographed Pixar-era poster going...

Often times when a Steve Jobs autographed item goes up for sale it’s Apple-related like a vintage Mac OS X manual or a plaque. However, a rare Toy Story poster signed by the Pixar and Apple co-founder is the latest Jobs memorabilia to go up for auction later this week.

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12:15
How to stop iCloud calendar spam and junk mail




If you're suddenly being bothered by iCloud calendar spam invitations, here are the steps you need to take to get rid of it all in Apple Mail on Mac and iOS.

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12:14
Pastebot clipboard manager for macOS now works with...

The powerful copy-and-paste tool Pastebot has today been updated to version 2.3, adding support for Dark Mode integration with macOS Mojave. Pastebot is a fully featured clipboard manager for macOS aimed at improving your productivity.

more…

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12:10
Apple Patches iPhone Jailbreaking Bug

Apple has released today an iOS security update to patch a bug the company accidentally un-patched in an earlier release, introducing a security weakness that allowed hackers to craft new jailbreaks for current iOS versions. From a report: The original bug, discovered by Ned Williamson, a Google Project Zero security engineer, allows a malicious app to exploit a "user-after-free" vulnerability and run code with system privileges in the iOS kernel. iOS version 12.4.1, released today, re-patches this bug that was initially fixed in iOS 12.3 but was accidentally unpatched in iOS 12.4, last month. Sadly, Apple's blunder didn't go unnoticed and earlier this month, a security researcher named Pwn20wnd released a public exploit based on Williamson's bug that could be used to jailbreak up-to-date iOS devices and grant users complete control over their iPhones. But while users taking a risk and jailbreaking their own devices doesn't sound that dangerous, a lesser-known fact is that malware...

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11:47
Thoughts on Sharing Vacation Photos

Many of us take far more photos while on vacation than at any other time, but that raises the question of how best to share them with different people and groups. Particularly if you’re not enamored of sharing on social media, read on for advice, suggestions, and solutions.

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11:38
9to5Mac Daily: August 26, 2019 – Apple Watch AFib...

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

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

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11:11
Apple TV+ streaming service coming this fall, here’s...

Apple TV+ will be arriving soon and we’ve got a look at another one of its upcoming original shows with a teaser for Dickinson. The new comedy takes a look at the “constraints of society, gender, and family” through the eyes of the young rebellious Emily Dickinson.

more…

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11:10
Apple reportedly cans ‘Walkie-Talkie’ feature for...

Apple has canned — at least for now — a “Walkie Talkie” feature planned for the iPhone. The wireless technology project that would have allowed people with iPhones to reach nearby companions in areas without cellular coverage, such as on ski slopes or on hikes in remote areas, reports The Information, quoting two unnamed “people familiar with the project.”

Although the reasons for suspending the effort couldn’t be learned, the departure of the project’s champion from Apple earlier this year was a factor, the article adds.

The feature would have been akin to the Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5 that  allows you to have a one-on-one conversation with anyone who has a compatible Apple Watch.

On the smartwatch, you open the app and a list of contacts that have an Apple Watch who you frequently FaceTime or...

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10:53
Apple rolls out iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14...

Apple has released iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14.6.

iOS 12.4.1 provides “important security and stability improvements, and is recommended for all users,” according to Apple. You can upgrade by opening the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, choosing General, then Software Update, and following the instructions.

Along the same lines, watchOS 5.3.1 and tvOS 12.4.1 patches are available. You can nab the former by  You can nab the former by going to the Watch app on your iPhone and selecting General > Software Update. If your Apple TV doesn’t update automatically to tvOS 12.4.1, you can go to the home screen, go to Settings and choose Update Software under Software updates.

Apple has also released macOS 10.14.6. It: resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep; fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files; and addresses an issue that may prevent Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and...

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10:53
Apple rolls out iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14...

Apple has released iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14.6.

iOS 12.4.1 provides “important security and stability improvements, and is recommended for all users,” according to Apple. You can upgrade by opening the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, choosing General, then Software Update, and following the instructions.

Along the same lines, watchOS 5.3.1 and tvOS 12.4.1 patches are available. You can nab the former by  You can nab the former by going to the Watch app on your iPhone and selecting General > Software Update. If your Apple TV doesn’t update automatically to tvOS 12.4.1, you can go to the home screen, go to Settings and choose Update Software under Software updates.

Apple has also released macOS 10.14.6. It: resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep; fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files; and addresses an issue that may prevent Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and...

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10:53
Apple rolls out iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14...

Apple has released iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14.6.

iOS 12.4.1 provides “important security and stability improvements, and is recommended for all users,” according to Apple. You can upgrade by opening the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, choosing General, then Software Update, and following the instructions.

Along the same lines, watchOS 5.3.1 and tvOS 12.4.1 patches are available. You can nab the former by  You can nab the former by going to the Watch app on your iPhone and selecting General > Software Update. If your Apple TV doesn’t update automatically to tvOS 12.4.1, you can go to the home screen, go to Settings and choose Update Software under Software updates.

Apple has also released macOS 10.14.6. It: resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep; fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files; and addresses an issue that may prevent Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and...

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10:53
Apple rolls out iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14...

Apple has released iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14.6.

iOS 12.4.1 provides “important security and stability improvements, and is recommended for all users,” according to Apple. You can upgrade by opening the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, choosing General, then Software Update, and following the instructions.

Along the same lines, watchOS 5.3.1 and tvOS 12.4.1 patches are available. You can nab the former by  You can nab the former by going to the Watch app on your iPhone and selecting General > Software Update. If your Apple TV doesn’t update automatically to tvOS 12.4.1, you can go to the home screen, go to Settings and choose Update Software under Software updates.

Apple has also released macOS 10.14.6. It: resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep; fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files; and addresses an issue that may prevent Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and...

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10:52
Apple releases iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14.6

Apple has released iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, macOS 10.14.6. iOS 12.4.1 provides “important security and stability improvements, and is recommended for all users,” according to Apple. You can upgrade by opening the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, choosing General, then Software Update, and following the instructions.

Along the same lines, watchOS 5.3.1 and tvOS 12.4.1 patches are available. You can nab the former by  You can nab the former by going to the Watch app on your iPhone and selecting General > Software Update. If your Apple TV doesn’t update automatically to tvOS 12.4.1, you can go to the home screen, go to Settings and choose Update Software under Software updates. 

Apple has also released macOS 10.14.6. It: resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep; fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files; and addresses an issue that may prevent Pages, Keynote,...

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10:50
Google defends tracking cookies—some experts aren’t...

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Google's Chrome team is feeling pressure from competitors over ad tracking. Apple has long offered industry-leading protection against tracking cookies,...

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10:46
Apple reportedly kills project to turn iPhone into...




A project to enable iPhones to communicate with each other wirelessly over distance for essential communication without the use of cellular or other network infrastructure has allegedly been put on hold, with the leader of the venture's exit from the company likely to be a main reason for the end of the potentially life-saving scheme.

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10:41
Report: Apple planned ‘walkie-talkie’ feature for...

According to a new report from the Information, Apple has shelved its plans for a “walkie-talkie” feature on the iPhone. Apple was purportedly developing this technology in partnership with Intel as a way to let iPhone users communicate in areas without cellular coverage.

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10:40
Apple Reportedly Shelves 'Walkie-Talkie'...

Apple has shelved a "walkie-talkie" feature that would have allowed iPhone users to communicate with each other in areas without cellular coverage, such as while skiing or hiking, according to The Information.

The report claims Apple was working with Intel on the project, which supposedly would have enabled iPhone users to send messages directly to other iPhone users over long-distance radio waves that bypass cellular networks, adding that the technology was designed to run over the 900 MHz radio spectrum.

This feature is not to be confused with the Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie feature, which relies on Wi-Fi or a cellular connection.

The project is said to have been suspended in part because the Apple executive heading it, Rubén Caballero,...

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10:36
Apple rolls out 'Dickinson' trailer,...




Apple has debuted the first trailer for 'Dickinson,' examining the rise of author Emily Dickinson, and as a voice for the modern age.

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10:36
About the security content of iOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.3.

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10:27
Apple Shares Trailer for Upcoming Apple TV+ Show...

Apple today shared the first official trailer for "Dickinson," another one of its upcoming television shows that stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski, and others.

The trailer provides the first look at what we can expect from the show, which is a comedy focused on the life of poet Emily Dickinson.

"Dickinson" was one of the first Apple TV projects that Apple signed up for, with Apple inking a deal for the series back in May 2018.

Hailee Steinfeld, known for her roles in "True Grit," "Pitch Perfect 2," "Pitch Perfect 3," "Ender's Game," and coming of age film "Edge of Seventeen," takes on the titular role of Emily Dickinson in the series, while Jane Krakowski plays her mother.

Emily Dickinson was a prolific American poet known for short lines, slant rhymes, and irregular use of punctuation. Much...

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10:22
EU citizen settlement app may not land on iOS before...




European Union nationals wanting to remain in the United Kingdom after the Brexit process has concluded are still unable to apply for residency via an iPhone, with the government still not saying when the app will be available to use on roughly half of the country's smartphones.

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10:19
‘Apple Card is here’ ad highlights purchase tracking...

A new ad for Apple Card has landed on the company’s YouTube channel today. It’s similar to the “Introducing Apple Card” video and focuses on three key benefits of the new credit card being purchase tracking, Daily Cash, and security and privacy.

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10:14
Apple Releases tvOS 12.4.1, watchOS 5.3.1, and a...

Apple today released tvOS 12.4.1, watchOS 5.3.1, and macOS Mojave 10.14.6 for its Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Mac devices, to go along with an iOS 12.4.1 update that addresses a serious vulnerability.

The new software updates are available immediately on the Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Mac.

The three new updates are minor in scale and focus on bug fixes and other under-the-hood performance improvements rather than outward-facing features. On the Mac, the update fixes several issues:This update:

- Resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep

- Fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files

- Addresses an...

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10:14
'Apple Card is Here' video shows up on...




Apple has released a new video promoting the release of their new credit card, the Apple Card, to their YouTube channel.

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10:11
Apple releases iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1 updates with...




Apple has released a patch to iOS 12.4, with a fix to close the jailbreak exploit that the company inadvertently reopened alongside a macOS Mojave update that solves a shutdown problem on some MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.

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10:07
MacX DVD Ripper Pro revved to version 6.2.3

MacXDVD has announced MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.2.3 (https://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro/), an update to its DVD ripper for the Mac. 

The software can rip protected/homemade DVDs to any format. With it, you can convert DVDs into MP4 H.264 and H.265 formats for t use on any platforms, including Macs, iOS devices, the Apple TV, and more — as well as popular web browsers.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.2.3, normally priced at $67.95, is now 56% off at $29.95. A seven-day free trial is available.

The post MacX DVD Ripper Pro revved to version 6.2.3 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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10:07
MacX DVD Ripper Pro revved to version 6.2.3

MacXDVD has announced MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.2.3 (https://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro/), an update to its DVD ripper for the Mac. 

The software can rip protected/homemade DVDs to any format. With it, you can convert DVDs into MP4 H.264 and H.265 formats for t use on any platforms, including Macs, iOS devices, the Apple TV, and more — as well as popular web browsers.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.2.3, normally priced at $67.95, is now 56% off at $29.95. A seven-day free trial is available.

The post MacX DVD Ripper Pro revved to version 6.2.3 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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10:07
MacX DVD Ripper Pro revved to version 6.2.3

MacXDVD has announced MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.2.3 (https://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro/), an update to its DVD ripper for the Mac. 

The software can rip protected/homemade DVDs to any format. With it, you can convert DVDs into MP4 H.264 and H.265 formats for t use on any platforms, including Macs, iOS devices, the Apple TV, and more — as well as popular web browsers.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.2.3, normally priced at $67.95, is now 56% off at $29.95. A seven-day free trial is available.

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10:05
Apple Releases iOS 12.4.1 With Jailbreak...

Apple today released iOS 12.4.1, a minor update that comes one month after the launch of iOS 12.4.

The iOS 12.4.1 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. As with all iOS updates, iOS 12.4.1 is free to download.

Today's update includes a fix for a vulnerability that allowed hackers to create a jailbreak for the iOS 12.4 update, according to Apple's security support document. Apple actually addressed the vulnerability in iOS 12.3, but then accidentally unpatched it in the iOS 12.4 update.

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: A malicious...

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10:02
Rumor: 2020 iPad Pro will pack a 3D sensing rear...

Apple will release an iPad Pro with 3D sensing rear cameras in March 2020, according to Korean website The Elec. — as noted by MacRumors.

The rear 3D sensing is said to be powered by time-of-flight technology, which measures the time that it takes for a laser or LED to bounce off of objects in a room, providing an accurate 3D map of the surroundings. The goal is to improve the tablet’s augmented reality features.

The Sellers Research Firm (that’s me) says there’s only a 40% chance of this rumor happening. I think the iPad Pro will get a 3D sensing rear camera, but not before fall of 2020 (or perhaps even 2021). It will debut in the 2020 iPhones first, per my crystal ball.

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10:00
Apple releasing iOS 12.4.1, likely includes...

Update: Apple has also released tvOS 12.4.1, watchOS 5.3.1, and a new build of macOS Mojave 10.14.6. 

Apple today has released iOS 12.4.1 to the public. This release comes after a vulnerability was exposed last week that made it possible to jailbreak many recent iPhone models running iOS 12.4.

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09:54
Apple Health records now available for Allscripts...

Allscripts, which specializes in healthcare information technology solutions, has announced that Apple Health Records is now available for Allscripts Sunrise, TouchWorks, and Professional EHR clients, and their patients. 

Health Records brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for individuals to see their available health data from multiple providers whenever they choose, according to Allscripts CEO Paul Black. Health Records is available for iPhone users running iOS 11.3 or higher. This latest offering is an addition to Allscripts patient engagement offering, which includes Allscripts FollowMyHealth, the EHR-neutral cornerstone of the Allscripts patient engagement solution.

Previously, an individual’s health information was held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log in to each care provider’s website and piece together the...

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09:53
iPad Pro may get time-of-flight 3D sensors in 2020...

We’ve heard plenty of rumors that suggest the 2020 iPhone will have time-of-flight 3D sensors for its rear camera, but a new report from South Korea’s The Elec (via MacRumors) suggests we’ll soon see them in the 2020 iPad Pro, too. We may even see them sooner, as the report claims Apple plans to release the models in March of 2020.

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09:47
Apple, TSMC, others sued by Globalfountries for...

Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that a company called Globalfoundries has filed multiple lawsuits against Apple, TSMC (a chip manufacturer), Google, and others for allegedly infringing 16 patents. The lawsuits have been filed in both U.S. and German courts.

The suits center around TSMC manufacturing processes from 7nm through 28nm. In all, Globalfoundries is leveraging 13 US patents, and three German ones.

GlobalFoundries is an American semiconductor foundry headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company’s most advanced chip factory is in Saratoga Springs, while it also has advanced manufacturing in Dresden, Germany.

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09:41
Apple Promotes Apple Card in New Ad

Apple this morning shared a new video ad on its YouTube channel, highlighting the Apple Card, which became available for all iPhone users in the United States last week.

In the spot, Apple goes over the features of the Apple Card, highlighting the Apple Card interface in the Wallet app. Apple Card is designed to offer up visual spend tracking, changing the color of the virtual card to match the categories that users are spending in.

Apple Card is here. It's a new kind of credit card, created by Apple, not a bank. With a better way to track where you spend. Daily Cash you get back every day. And a new level of privacy and security. Nice.The ad shows off both the physical titanium card that can be used for in-store purchases and the Apple Card in the Wallet app, used for ...

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09:19
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09:12
Apple begins official partnership with Latin...

Apple has been expanding its reach through third-party retailers over the last year with deals with Amazon and Best Buy. Now the company will officially sell its products through the Latin American retailer Mercado Livre.

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09:07
Review: GoCube is a fast & fun way to learn to...




Looking to learn how to solve a Rubik's cube? Check out the GoCube, a Bluetooth enabled cube that allows you to learn alongside an app.

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08:57
Apple Health Records expand to electronic medical...




Digital health records company Allscripts has announced that Apple Health Records are now available for three of its flagship products, granting access to not just the health professionals, but for their patients as well.

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08:48
2020 iPad Pro Said to Feature 3D Sensing Rear Cameras

Apple plans to release a new iPad Pro with 3D sensing rear cameras in March 2020, according to Korean website The Elec.

The report, citing unnamed industry sources, claims that Korean contract manufacturer Derkwoo Electronics will provide some of the components for the 3D sensing camera modules, including stiffeners and brackets. Mass production of those parts will supposedly begin towards the end of 2019.

The rear 3D sensing is said to be powered by time-of-flight technology, which measures the time that it takes for a laser or LED to bounce off of objects in a room, providing an accurate 3D map of the surroundings.

While the iPhone is expected to adopt a similar time-of-flight system next year, the report suggests that the iPad Pro will...

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08:35
President Trump's claim that China is open to...




President Donald Trump claims the Chinese government has called asking to make a deal to end the ongoing trade war, but a Chinese government spokesman and a major state-owned Chinese newspaper editor in chief both say no such calls have been made.

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08:11
Apple, TSMC, Google & more sued by...




Globalfoundries has filed multiple suits in US and German courts, alleging that Apple and chip supplier TSMC are infringing 16 patents -- and iPhone imports into the US could be impacted in the future as a result.

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07:39
Patent infringement lawsuit against TSMC seeks to...

Apple has been named as a co-defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit against TSMC, which makes the A-series chips in Apple’s iOS devices. The lawsuit seeks to ban the import of unspecified Apple devices from both the USA and Germany.

US chipmaker Global Foundries accuses TSMC of infringing on 16 of its patents, with Apple cited in three of them…

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07:19
Apple's newest iPad Pros are on sale from $599...




Apple's latest iPad Pros are on special today only at Amazon, with Amazon Renewed models now up to $420 off and prices as low as $599 while supplies last.

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∞ Come Together on a double-sided guitar

[VIDEO] Cool guitar, great cover. Love the performance, love the audio, love the camera work. Video embedded in the main Loop post.

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06:57
Editorial: After taking the premium tier, HomePod...




For years, this new Apple product was derided as too expensive to compete against cheaper alternatives. Yet by targeting the premium high end first, it was able to establish itself and then attract an even broader audience of users at broader price points in the future. No this isn't about iPod, or iPhone, or iPad or Apple Watch. It's a look at HomePod, Apple's home audio device featuring HomeKit and Siri functionality, often confused with merely being a Wi-Fi microphone.

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06:57
Editorial: After taking the premium tier, HomePod...




For years, this new Apple product was derided as too expensive to compete against cheaper alternatives. Yet by targeting the premium high end first, it was able to establish itself and then attract an even broader audience of users at broader price points in the future. No this isn't about iPod, or iPhone, or iPad or Apple Watch. It's a look at HomePod, Apple's home audio device featuring HomeKit and Siri functionality, often confused with merely being a Wi-Fi microphone.

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Ulysses 17

Adds captions to image previews and four new export styles for PDF and DOCX files. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 23.7 MB)

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06:56
Samsung’s Note 10+ smashes top iPhone in drop test,...

Samsung has just launched the Galaxy Note 10+ last week and it features Gorilla Glass 6 for the front and back of the device. Now PhoneBuff has put it head to head with the iPhone XS Max for a drop test. While the Note 10+ beat out last year’s flagship iPhone, the iPhone 11 landing next month may be more durable than ever.

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06:51
Powerful Mac RSS reader NetNewsWire now out of beta...

NetNewsWire 5.0, the relaunched version of the powerful open-source Mac RSS reader app, is now out of beta.

Version 5 launched in public beta just two weeks ago, aiming for a balance of performance and power…

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