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Thursday June 27

14:32
Jony Ive is leaving Apple to form an independent...

Apple has announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company that will count Apple among its clients. While he pursues personal projects, Ive and his new company will reportedly continue to work closely and on a range of projects with Apple.

“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998’s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care,” said CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built. After so many years working closely together, I’m happy that our relationship continues to evolve and I look forward to working with Jony...

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14:29
Jony Ive to form independent design company with...

Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its primary clients. While he pursues personal projects, Ive in his new company will continue to work closely and on a range of projects with Apple.

“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998’s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built. After so many years working closely together, I’m happy that our relationship continues to evolve and I look forward to working with Jony long into the future.”

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14:29
Jony Ive to form independent design company with...

Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its primary clients. While he pursues personal projects, Ive in his new company will continue to work closely and on a range of projects with Apple.

“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998’s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built. After so many years working closely together, I’m happy that our relationship continues to evolve and I look forward to working with Jony long into the future.”

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14:29
Jony Ive to form independent design company with...

Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its primary clients. While he pursues personal projects, Ive in his new company will continue to work closely and on a range of projects with Apple.

“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998’s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built. After so many years working closely together, I’m happy that our relationship continues to evolve and I look forward to working with Jony long into the future.”

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14:29
Jony Ive to form independent design company with...

Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its primary clients. While he pursues personal projects, Ive in his new company will continue to work closely and on a range of projects with Apple.

“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998’s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built. After so many years working closely together, I’m happy that our relationship continues to evolve and I look forward to working with Jony long into the future.”

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14:25
Sabih Khan named Apple’s senior vice president of...

Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations. He’ll continue to report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

In his new role, Khan will be in charge of Apple’s global supply chain, ensuring product quality and overseeing planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and product fulfillment functions, as well as Apple’s supplier responsibility programs that protect and educate workers at production facilities around the world.

“Sabih leads our Ops team with heart,” CEO Tim Cook said in a press release. “He and his entire worldwide team are committed to delivering unmatched experiences to our customers, treating workers everywhere with dignity and respect, and protecting the environment for future generations.”

“I’ve been privileged to work with Sabih for more than 20 years, and you won’t find a more talented operations executive...

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14:25
Jony Ive, iPhone Designer, Leaving Apple To Form...

Apple's chief designer Jony Ive is leaving after decades at the iPhone maker to form an independent company -- with Apple as one of its primary clients. Ive was at Apple for more than two decades in which his iconic designs for the Mac, iPod and iPhone turned one of Silicon Valley's faded giants into the world's most valuable company and defined a generation of consumer products. From a report: "Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple's revival cannot be overstated, from 1998's groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park," Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in a statement. "Apple will continue to benefit from Jony's talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built." Ive will be replaced by existing Apple designers. Evans Hankey, vice president of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye, vice president of Human Interface Design,...

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14:22
Apple names Sabih Khan as senior vice president of...

Apple today announced that Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations. Khan has played an important role in delivering each of Apple’s innovative products to market since the late 1990s, leading key product operations and supply chain functions. He continues to report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

In his new role, Khan will be in charge of Apple’s global supply chain, ensuring product quality and overseeing planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and product fulfillment functions, as well as Apple’s supplier responsibility programs that protect and educate workers at production facilities around the world.

“Sabih leads our Ops team with heart,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “He and his entire worldwide team are committed to delivering unmatched experiences to our customers, treating workers everywhere with dignity and respect, and protecting the environment for...

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14:22
Apple names Sabih Khan as senior vice president of...

Apple today announced that Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations. Khan has played an important role in delivering each of Apple’s innovative products to market since the late 1990s, leading key product operations and supply chain functions. He continues to report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

In his new role, Khan will be in charge of Apple’s global supply chain, ensuring product quality and overseeing planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and product fulfillment functions, as well as Apple’s supplier responsibility programs that protect and educate workers at production facilities around the world.

“Sabih leads our Ops team with heart,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “He and his entire worldwide team are committed to delivering unmatched experiences to our customers, treating workers everywhere with dignity and respect, and protecting the environment for...

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14:22
Apple names Sabih Khan as senior vice president of...

Apple today announced that Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations. Khan has played an important role in delivering each of Apple’s innovative products to market since the late 1990s, leading key product operations and supply chain functions. He continues to report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

In his new role, Khan will be in charge of Apple’s global supply chain, ensuring product quality and overseeing planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and product fulfillment functions, as well as Apple’s supplier responsibility programs that protect and educate workers at production facilities around the world.

“Sabih leads our Ops team with heart,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “He and his entire worldwide team are committed to delivering unmatched experiences to our customers, treating workers everywhere with dignity and respect, and protecting the environment for...

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14:22
Apple names Sabih Khan as senior vice president of...

Apple today announced that Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations. Khan has played an important role in delivering each of Apple’s innovative products to market since the late 1990s, leading key product operations and supply chain functions. He continues to report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

In his new role, Khan will be in charge of Apple’s global supply chain, ensuring product quality and overseeing planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and product fulfillment functions, as well as Apple’s supplier responsibility programs that protect and educate workers at production facilities around the world.

“Sabih leads our Ops team with heart,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “He and his entire worldwide team are committed to delivering unmatched experiences to our customers, treating workers everywhere with dignity and respect, and protecting the environment for...

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14:21
∞ New Apple spot — “Bounce”

This is a fun ad that made me smile.

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14:17
News round-up: UK broadband provider offering Apple...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out. 

Apple has made another deal to supply its Apple TV set-top boxes as replacements for cable boxes. UK broadband provider EE says it will scrap its current set-top box offering to a new broadband plan that includes a free Apple TV 4K.

Apple recalled about 432,000 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops due to overheating batteries that could spark a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says.

On June 25,...

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14:14
Design guru Jony Ive is leaving Apple

Apple on Thursday announced that Sir Jony Ive, the company’s Chief Design Officer, is leaving the company. Ive will be forming his own design company, of which Apple will be a client.

“After nearly 30 years and countless projects, I am most proud of the lasting work we have done to create a design team, process and culture at Apple that is without peer,” said Ive in a statement released by Apple. “Today it is stronger, more vibrant and more talented than at any point in Apple’s history,”

Leading Apple’s design teams now are Evans Hankey, vice president of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye, vice president of Human Interface Design. Both will report to Apple COO Jeff Williams.

To read this article in full, please click here

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14:03
Sabih Khan promoted to Apple's senior vice...




In a move late on Thursday afternoon, Apple announced that long-time executive Sabih Khan has been promoted to the company's executive team as senior vice president of operations.

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14:03
Jony Ive, iPhone designer, announces Apple departure

This is VERY bad news.

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14:03
Apple design chief Jony Ive to depart later this...




After more than two decades at Apple, with his fingerprints on iconic products from iMac to iPod to iPhone and Apple Park, chief design officer Sir Jony Ive plans to depart the company later this year to start a new creative firm called LoveFrom.

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14:01
Famed Apple designer Jony Ive is leaving to start...

In an interview with the Financial Times, Jony Ive announced that after more than two decades of making Apple products look and feel the way they do, he's leaving the company. His new venture is called LoveFrom, and it will have Apple as its first cl...

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13:58
Apple's Longtime Design Chief Jony Ive Leaving...

Apple's longtime head of design, Jony Ive, is leaving the company to start his own design firm, Apple announced today. Though Ive is leaving, Apple will be one of Ive's "primary clients," which means Ive will continue to do design work for the Cupertino company.

In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he is looking forward to working with Ive "long into the future."

"Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple's revival cannot be overstated, from 1998's groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Apple will continue to...

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13:56
Jony Ive to depart Apple, form his own independent...

Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive is leaving the company after more than 20 years. Ive will form his own independent design firm. Apple will be a client of Ive’s new design firm, but he will not be an Apple employee.

more…

The post Jony Ive to depart Apple, form his own independent design company appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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13:54
JCPenney resumes Apple Pay transactions after two-...




After pulling support for Apple Pay and other contactless payment products in April, JCPenney earlier in June reactivated the Apple service at its point-of-sale terminals, allowing customers to once again pay for clothes and other items with their iPhone and Apple Watch.

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13:14
JCPenney Has Reinstated Apple Pay in All Retail...

JCPenney, a popular department store in the United States, this month said that it has reactivated contactless payments options including Apple Pay in all of its retail stores.

The information was shared by a JCPenney support employee on Twitter, who also said that Apple Pay would be accepted in stores starting June 19th. Given that it's now June 27, Apple Pay should be working in JCPenney retail locations once again.

JCPenney earlier this year eliminated support for Apple Pay and other contactless payment options due to an April 13 deadline from Visa for retiring legacy magnetic stripe contactless technology in favor of EMV technology.A third-party credit card brand made the requirement for all merchants to actively support EMV contactless functionality effective April 13, retiring the legacy MSD contactless technology in place. Given the resources and lead time associated with meeting the new mandate,...

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13:11
Apple highlights AirPods & wireless charging in...




Apple as released a new video to its YouTube channel promoting AirPods, by featuring a man listening to music through the audio accessories and traveling through the air in an unusually bouncy city.

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13:04
9to5Mac Daily: June 27, 2019 – Apple Watch fall...

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12:59
WinZip releases WinZip Mac 7 Pro

 

 WinZip Mac 7 Pro, the latest version of WinZip’s file management, encryption, and compression software, offers new enhancements that increase productivity when working with zipped files.

With apps for macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms, WinZip is the go-to application to manage and protect files whether they’re on the cloud, a network, or on your system, according to Bill Richard, vice president of Development for WinZip. He says that new features in WinZip Mac Pro 7 include:

° Open the zip file in WinZip and with the one-click unzip button, automatically unzip the file to the folder where the original zip file is located.

° Before deleting or replacing an encrypted file within an existing zip file, WinZip requests the password to verify the action. Once verified, the file can be deleted or...

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12:59
WinZip releases WinZip Mac 7 Pro

 

 WinZip Mac 7 Pro, the latest version of WinZip’s file management, encryption, and compression software, offers new enhancements that increase productivity when working with zipped files.

With apps for macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms, WinZip is the go-to application to manage and protect files whether they’re on the cloud, a network, or on your system, according to Bill Richard, vice president of Development for WinZip. He says that new features in WinZip Mac Pro 7 include:

° Open the zip file in WinZip and with the one-click unzip button, automatically unzip the file to the folder where the original zip file is located.

° Before deleting or replacing an encrypted file within an existing zip file, WinZip requests the password to verify the action. Once verified, the file can be deleted or...

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12:59
WinZip releases WinZip Mac 7 Pro

 

 WinZip Mac 7 Pro, the latest version of WinZip’s file management, encryption, and compression software, offers new enhancements that increase productivity when working with zipped files.

With apps for macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms, WinZip is the go-to application to manage and protect files whether they’re on the cloud, a network, or on your system, according to Bill Richard, vice president of Development for WinZip. He says that new features in WinZip Mac Pro 7 include:

° Open the zip file in WinZip and with the one-click unzip button, automatically unzip the file to the folder where the original zip file is located.

° Before deleting or replacing an encrypted file within an existing zip file, WinZip requests the password to verify the action. Once verified, the file can be deleted or...

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12:59
WinZip releases WinZip Mac 7 Pro

 

 WinZip Mac 7 Pro, the latest version of WinZip’s file management, encryption, and compression software, offers new enhancements that increase productivity when working with zipped files.

With apps for macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms, WinZip is the go-to application to manage and protect files whether they’re on the cloud, a network, or on your system, according to Bill Richard, vice president of Development for WinZip. He says that new features in WinZip Mac Pro 7 include:

° Open the zip file in WinZip and with the one-click unzip button, automatically unzip the file to the folder where the original zip file is located.

° Before deleting or replacing an encrypted file within an existing zip file, WinZip requests the password to verify the action. Once verified, the file can be deleted or...

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12:59
Waymo hires former Anki staff to lead its self-...

Anki's robotic toy business is no more, but the expertise behind it might live on. Waymo has hired 13 of Anki's robotics experts to head its self-driving truck efforts. The recruits include Anki co-founder Boris Sofman as well as five engineers wit...

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12:56
Apple Shares New AirPods Ad Highlighting Wireless...

Apple today shared a new AirPods ad called "Bounce," which is meant to highlight the AirPods Wireless Charging Case that launched in March alongside the second-generation AirPods.

In the spot, which was shot in black and white, a bored man pulls his AirPods off of their wireless charging pad (an Apple exclusive Belkin model) before he pops outside and begins bouncing over normal street items that are inexplicably bouncy like a trampoline. The song "I Learnt Some Jazz Today" plays while he runs through town.

Apple has shared AirPods ads in the past, but this is the first ad that is specifically aimed at highlighting the wireless charging capabilities of the AirPods.

Apple sells the AirPods 2 for $199...

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12:55
How iTunes went from simple to perplexing in 18 years




The app that made it so easy to play music on your Mac that it transformed the entire music industry is going away, but the legacy lives on. As Apple scraps the omnibus iTunes app and breaks it up into multiple parts, AppleInsider looks at what went so right -- and then so wrong.

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12:55
How iTunes went from simple to perplexing in 18 years




The app that made it so easy to play music on your Mac that it transformed the entire music industry is going away, but the legacy lives on. As Apple scraps the omnibus iTunes app and breaks it up into multiple parts, AppleInsider looks at what went so right -- and then so wrong.

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12:54
Apple touts versatility of AirPods with wireless...

Apple today has shared a new video advertising its new AirPods with wireless charging. Like other AirPods ads, this one focuses heavily on music and the wireless design of AirPods.

more…

The post Apple touts versatility of AirPods with wireless charging in new ad [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:53
Apple Music now has 60 million users

Counting those test driving the service for free, Apple Music has 60 million users, according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services — as reported by Music Business Worldwide. He adds that Beats 1, Apple Music’s in-house radio station, now has “tens of millions of listeners.”

In December it was reported that Apple Music had 56 million subscribers. It still has a ways to go to catch Spotify, which claims to have 100 million subscribers.

However, in April, it was determined Apple Music was beating Spotify in terms of paid subscribers for the U.S., leading at the time with 28 million subscribers to Spotify's 26 million based on analyst estimates. 



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12:50
Spotify's album pre-saves share personal data...

You might be sharing more data than you care to offer when you pre-save an album on Spotify. Billboard has pointed out that labels sometimes ask for permission to track an extensive amount of info about your account and listening habits, including yo...

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12:40
Alphabet's cybersecurity company Chronicle will...

Alphabet's cybersecurity company Chronicle announced today that it's joining Google and will become part of Google Cloud. The cybersecurity company launched in January 2018, and it released its first commercial product, Backstory, in March. In a blog...

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12:35
Apple invents a Waveguide System that uses...

Today's continuation patent is titled "Conductive Cladding for Waveguides." It was the first invention that focused on a new kind of connection system to power and exchange data with. In some ways it's similar to their 2017 patent. The benefit of such a system is being able to transfer data and power at vastly faster speeds ...

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12:34
Apple recruits veteran ad executive to lead...

Apple has created a new marketing executive position that will be filled by Nick Law, a veteran in the creative industry. Law will join Apple as its vice president of marketing communications integration, or “marcom.”

more…

The post Apple recruits veteran ad executive to lead marketing communications integration appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:30
Wirecutter's best deals: Seagate's 5TB...

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals here.

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12:25
Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an...

The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. And the new MacBook Air has a pair of ports. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.

But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you connect these devices? With an adapter.

If you’re planning to buy a new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, make sure you set aside a considerable amount of cash for the adapters you need. Apple doesn’t include any in the box, except for a power adapter.

Your best bet is to get a combination dock, like the Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter ($60 on Amazon). It connects via USB-C, and includes a USB-C pass-through port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port with 4K (30Hz) support. With this, you don’t have to...

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12:12
Eddy Cue says Apple Music has 60 million subscribers




Apple Music has passed by the 60 million paid subscriber milestone, Apple Senior Vice President of Services Eddy Cue advised on Thursday, with Apple's streaming platform hitting the milestone within the first four years of its existence.

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12:12
How to create a bootable macOS Catalina 10.15 USB...

Creating a bootable macOS Catalina USB install drive is an effective way to generate a clean installation of macOS on your Mac. This hands-on tutorial will work with both the macOS Catalina developer beta, the macOS Catalina public beta, and the final version of macOS Catalina scheduled to launch later this fall. Follow our easy-to-use step-by-step video tutorial for the details. more…

The post How to create a bootable macOS Catalina 10.15 USB install drive [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:10
Lyft wants to be your ride to and from concerts

Lyft is hitting the music festival circuit this summer. The ridesharing company announced today a partnership with entertainment giant AEG to be the exclusive rideshare, bike and scooter partner a number of major music events. Lyft will be on hand at...

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11:49
San Francisco's grand plan to ban online e-...

Nearly 90 percent of all San Francisco high school students who vape get their fix by shopping online or through friends. Just 13.6 percent actually buy their pods at a physical store. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is acutely aware of this t...

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11:46
Mophie's updated Juice Pack Air battery case...




Mophie just released an updated model of its popular Juice Pack Air battery case for the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR with full coverage, wireless charging, and a female Lightning port.

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11:45
Eddy Cue confirms 60M paying Apple Music users,...

Apple Music has hit another paid subscriber milestone. At a roundtable meeting in France, Apple’s Services VP Eddy Cue told French publication Numerama (via Music Business Worldwide) that Apple Music now has over 60 million paying subscribers around the world.

more…

The post Eddy Cue confirms 60M paying Apple Music users, explains the death of iTunes appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:44
One of Apple's Top-Rated Apps is a PDF Editor:...

This exceptionally powerful PDF editing toolkit makes working with PDF files fast and easy

If you’ve ever had to review important contracts or deal with legal documents, it’s highly likely you’ve had to work with PDF documents. That’s because PDFs represent original documents faithfully, utterly independent of whatever hardware, operating system, and application software used to create it. In other words, you get an accurate version of the document— regardless of the device you use. Unfortunately, that can mean they’re notoriously challenging to work with— any modification makes for an unfortunate amount of backend work and frustration if you’re trying to send out a file or contract under a tight deadline. 

The reason text might not be searchable in the PDFs you’re working with, or you can’t do more than basic editing, is because you might not have something called Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. While “free” versions...

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11:35
Google Maps adds live traffic for busses, crowdedness

On days when everything runs smoothly, taking public transit is one of the best ways to get around town. Not only is it cost-effective and efficient, but it also lets you stay hands free so you can sit back, relax and maybe even read a few chapters of your favorite book. But unexpected delays or overcrowded vehicles can quickly turn your ride from enjoyable to stressful. Starting today, Google Maps is rolling out two new features to help you better plan for your transit ride and stay more comfortable along the way.

I can certainly see how these would be useful features for those that rely on public transportation.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:28
Using Sidecar with your iPad

Sidecar, a new feature in Apple’s iOS and macOS operating systems, allows you to use your iPad as a second display with your Mac. It’s a great addition to the ecosystem and if you have the betas installed you can try it out. Bryan Wolfe gives you a rundown and how to get it setup.

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11:28
Apple Music Now Has 60 Million Paid Subscribers

Apple Music has 60 million paid subscribers, according to iTunes chief Eddy Cue. Cue confirmed the new subscriber number with French site Numerama earlier today, and Music Business Worldwide shared details on the report.

Cue said that he's happy with Apple Music's subscriber count, and that the company is continually working on perfecting the platform across various devices. He also said that Beats 1, Apple's radio station, has "tens of millions of listeners."

Cue declined to divulge how many subscribers are outside of the Apple ecosystem. "I know the number, but I can't tell you," said...

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11:28
Apple Music Now Has 60 Million Paid Subscribers

Apple Music has 60 million paid subscribers, according to iTunes chief Eddy Cue. Cue confirmed the new subscriber number with French site Numerama earlier today, and Music Business Worldwide shared details on the report.

Cue said that he's happy with Apple Music's subscriber count, and that the company is continually working on perfecting the platform across various devices. He also said that Beats 1, Apple's radio station, has "tens of millions of listeners."

Cue declined to divulge how many subscribers are outside of the Apple ecosystem. "I know the number, but I can't tell you," said...

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11:17
Nick Law will be Apple's VP of marketing...




The hiring of high-profile marketing executive Nick Law by Apple has become clearer, with the veteran said to be taking up a new role at the iPhone producer as the vice president of marcom integration.

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10:20
Terminology: Where Word Explorations Begin

Do you ever hear a word you don’t know or struggle to find the perfect synonym? If so, the Terminology iOS app might be for you. It’s a great place to start a word search and, with its extensible actions, you’re likely to find what you need.

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10:13
How to save your Favorites, New and Chill Mixes...




You can't get back last week's playlists and you can't automatically save copies of them, but you can take steps to make sure Apple Music doesn't take away a new favorite track.

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10:04
Second Apple Store in Singapore will open at Jewel...

Amid a global retail expansion, Apple opened its first and only store in Singapore at Orchard Road in 2017. Now, thanks to the flagship location’s popularity and economic growth in Singapore, Apple will soon open its second store in the region at the expansive new Jewel Changi Airport.

more…

The post Second Apple Store in Singapore will open at Jewel Changi Airport on July 13th appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:51
Mophie Juice Pack Air Battery Cases for iPhone XS...

As part of a promotion for Amazon's upcoming Prime Day, the site is now offering exclusive Prime member access to Mophie's new Juice Pack Air Battery Pack Cases designed for the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max.

The Juice Pack Air battery cases for Apple's newest iPhones are similar to the Juice Pack Air battery case for the iPhone X that Mophie released back in November. Mophie's battery cases are designed to provide extra battery life for Apple's newest iPhones and are offered as an alternative to Apple's own...

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09:40
Hyperbolic Software unveils new duplication...

Hyperbolic Software has debuted Umbrella (https://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/Umbrella.html), a duplicate prevention utility for macOS. 

Once a source is added, it monitors the folder content and reports any duplicates the moment they’re created. Duplicates are automatically marked for fast removal.

Umbrella requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

The post Hyperbolic Software unveils new duplication prevention utility for the Mac appeared first on MacTech.com.

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09:40
Hyperbolic Software unveils new duplication...

Hyperbolic Software has debuted Umbrella (https://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/Umbrella.html), a duplicate prevention utility for macOS. 

Once a source is added, it monitors the folder content and reports any duplicates the moment they’re created. Duplicates are automatically marked for fast removal.

Umbrella requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

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09:40
Hyperbolic Software unveils new duplication...

Hyperbolic Software has debuted Umbrella (https://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/Umbrella.html), a duplicate prevention utility for macOS. 

Once a source is added, it monitors the folder content and reports any duplicates the moment they’re created. Duplicates are automatically marked for fast removal.

Umbrella requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

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09:40
Hyperbolic Software unveils new duplication...

Hyperbolic Software has debuted Umbrella (https://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/Umbrella.html), a duplicate prevention utility for macOS. 

Once a source is added, it monitors the folder content and reports any duplicates the moment they’re created. Duplicates are automatically marked for fast removal.

Umbrella requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

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09:33
1-in-3 Americans think they have a 5G capable iPhone...

A new study from Decluttr, a tech buy-back site and refurbished tech seller, reveals some major misconceptions Americans have surrounding their mobile device. The biggest one? Nearly 1-in-3 Americans believe they have a 5G capable phone, when 5G isn’t widely available. 

Despite this 62% feel that their phone works better and faster because of it! Looks like the placebo effect isn’t just for medicine. The study also reveals consumers’ knowledge of the different phone models, buying trends, and shifts in brand loyalty. Here are a few takeaways:

  • Only half of those surveyed were able to correctly identify their phone from an image.

  • Just over half of iPhone XS, XS Max, and X owners are aware that their cell phone is water resistant.

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09:29
Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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09:05
Retina iMac deals take $600 off, Acer monitors, and...
08:56
9to5Mac Happy Hour 231: Public betas hit, MacBook...

This week Benjamin and Mayo discuss the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors plus speculation about future MacBook Airs and more, Apple’s surprise release of iOS 13 beta ahead of July, our thoughts on Dark Mode and other top features, new design changes in the Home app (for better or worse), the new Apple News election hub, Apple’s latest response to Spotify’s complaints, and much more.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneInGoogle Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for...

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08:50
Everything new with Messages in iOS 13




Messages is one of the most used apps on iOS, making it no surprise that Apple invested quite a bit of time in making it all the more powerful with iOS 13. Here is everything that has changed with the Messages app.

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08:49
'Pokemon Masters' coming to iPhone this...




The Pokemon Company company and DeNA Co. have announced a new game, Pokemon Masters, allowing players to form teams and engage in real-time battles.

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08:30
Google Maps detour drops dozens of Colorado vehicles...

Photo by Connie Monsees

Want a good reason to start using Apple Maps instead of Google’s solution? Well, as if Google’s constant privacy violations weren’t enough to make you delete the Google Maps app, a recent incident in AWT’s headquarters state of Colorado might.

Last Sunday (June 23), an accident on Peña Boulevard (a freeway leading to Denver International Airport) left the thoroughfare fully blocked. Since many of the people driving on the road were on their way to catch flights, they turned to Google Maps to find out where the blockage was and how to get around it.

Google Maps promptly showed a detour onto a dirt road near the airport, and many drivers dutifully followed the detour. One problem — recent rains had turned the road into a nearly impassable mud puddle. While some drivers with all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles were able to make it through the mess, those who were in sedans were stuck — literally.

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08:17
New Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall RPG hits this...

Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall is a new official mobile game based on the hit TV show. The canonical entry in the series takes place before the events of the show in a story-driven RPG with squad-based tactical combat and more. Set for release later this year on iOS and Android, head below for more details and the debut trailer to your next adventure across the Seven Kingdoms. more…

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08:16
2015 15" MacBook Pro Recall Applies to About...

Last week, Apple launched a worldwide recall and replacement program for select 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro units, sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017, due to batteries that "may overheat and pose a fire safety risk." Apple will replace affected batteries free of charge.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC has since indicated that Apple has received 26 reports of batteries overheating in affected notebooks, including five reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation, as well as 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property.

About 432,000 potentially affected MacBook Pro units were sold in the United States, plus 26,000 in Canada, according to a...

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08:13
Apple security chief to cover iOS 13, macOS security...




Apple's security engineering chief Ivan Krstic will be making a reappearance at the Black Hat security conference in August, discussing the technologies protecting iOS 13 and macOS Catalina as well as how the Find My feature is kept secure.

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07:56
Apple Pencil's 2nd-Gen Patent comes to Light...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to their second generation Apple Pencil that introduces a touch sensitive surface that could be tapped and have tools like an eraser made available to users. The patent places emphasis on the new deformation feedback surface of Apple Pencil 2 and the components that make the new functionality and features possible.

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07:16
UK carrier EE offering sport and Apple TV 4K bundle




Alongside its regular Freeview TV set top box, EE is now offering its UK broadband customers the option of instead choosing a sports package and an Apple TV 4K -- but it isn't necessarily the best choice for consumers.

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07:06
Eight unreleased AMD Radeon GPUs found in second...




The second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15 has seemingly revealed a list of unannounced AMD Radeon graphics cards, with eight references to GPUs bearing the "RX" and "Pro" prefixes, including seven under "Vega 20."

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06:59
Breville AR app lets you see kitchen appliances on...

A new Breville AR app uses augmented reality to let you see how well its upscale kitchen appliances fit with your decor …

more…

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




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

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06:34
Our favorite hidden features in iOS 13

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

∞ Read this on The Loop

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




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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

The Verge:

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

Big fan of this move by Apple.

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

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

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

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06:19
Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X

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

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

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

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

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06:19
Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X

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

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

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

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

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06:19
Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X

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

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

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

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

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06:19
Native Instruments releases MASSIVE X

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

Hollywood Reporter:

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

And:

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

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

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

This is...

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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05:28
Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple

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

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

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

 

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05:28
Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple

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

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

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

 

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05:28
Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple

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

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

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

 

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05:28
Graphic Inspector is now notarized by Apple

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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



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

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



Version 4.4.3.1:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



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




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

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

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

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




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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turn on Silence Unknown Callers

First, open Settings. Then tap on Phone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and...

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

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

Listen to episode 657

News

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Version 12.6.5:
Additions

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

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

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

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

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



Version 8.48.0.51:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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

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

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

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

Touchpad:

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

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

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

Some of the features include:

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

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

Features:

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

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

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

Features

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

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



Version 4.2.0:

New Features

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

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



Version 6.1:

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



  • macOS 10.13 or later

...

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

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

Notability is optimized for Mac:

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

Capture memorable notes with these essential features:

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

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

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



Version 7.8:
Adds

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

Other

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

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



Version 8.1:

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



  • macOS 10.13 or later...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Version 8.0.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



...

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

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

Features

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

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

Features

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

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

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



Version 3.2:

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

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

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



Version 3.1.3:

  • Refinements and Changes
  • Bugs Fixed

Full list of changes available here.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



Download Now]]>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


...

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

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

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



Version 12.1.1:

  • Stability and performance improvements



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

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

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

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

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

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18:31
Canada reveals measures to tackle online extremism

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

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




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

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18:00
MacTech Pro Chicago

Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago

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

Location:
Marriott Chicago Medical Center/UIC

Sessions Chair: Ben Greiner

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

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18:00
MacTech Pro Chicago

Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago

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

Location:
Marriott Chicago Medical Center/UIC

Sessions Chair: Ben Greiner

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

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18:00
MacTech Pro Chicago

Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago

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

Location:
Marriott Chicago Medical Center/UIC

Sessions Chair: Ben Greiner

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

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18:00
MacTech Pro Chicago

Join us at MacTech Pro Chicago

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

Location:
Marriott Chicago Medical Center/UIC

Sessions Chair: Ben Greiner

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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11:52
DisplayPort 2.0 supports 8K monitors

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10:51
Twitch is testing subscriber-only streams

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Utilizing BrightGauge with key performance indicators (KPIs...

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

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

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

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

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10:00
Apple hires lead ARM CPU architect Mike Filippo




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

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09:58
Eltima releases Commander One 2.0

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

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

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

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09:58
Eltima releases Commander One 2.0

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

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

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

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09:58
Eltima releases Commander One 2.0

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

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

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

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09:58
Eltima releases Commander One 2.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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09:13
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09:04
Mellel 4.2.0 - The word processor for scholars,...

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



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

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

How EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Works

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

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

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

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

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08:59
Instagram will drop ads into your Explore feed

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

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




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

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

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

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If you’re in the market for a new type of visual novel designed to inform and make you think deeply about its subject matter, then Arranged by Kabuk Games could be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a wholly unique take on marital traditions in... | Read more »
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Amazon has the 2017 13″ 1.8GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale today for only $749.99 shipped. That’s $250 off Apple’s original MSRP for this model and the cheapest MacBook Air available from any Apple... Read more
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