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Thursday August 29

07:10
Editorial: Why iPhone drives the future of mobile...




When you upgrade to a new iPhone -- as millions will next month at the unveiling of the "A13" powered iPhone 11 -- you're voting with your dollars for a future driven by advanced new silicon with incredible sophistication. There is no way Apple or any other company could design and manufacture this future without you. The recent history of Google's Pixel Visual Core explains why.

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07:08
Apple Reverses Stance on iPhone Repairs and Will...

Apple said on Thursday it will start offering independent repair shops parts, tools and guides to help fix broken iPhones. From a report: The new repair program allows big and small repair outfits to sign up and get access to parts for common out-of-warranty repairs, something that was previously restricted to Apple's network of authorized service providers. The move represents an about face for Apple, which typically encourages any repairs to be made by its authorized service providers and makes it difficult for users to replace aging or broken parts themselves. Additionally, the company has fought California's proposed right-to-repair bill, which would require companies like Apple to make repair information and parts available to both device owners and independent repair shops. Apple said the new program is free to join but that shops will be required to have an Apple-certified technician who has taken a preparatory course provided by the company.

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07:00
Dark-alley defense: Tech tools to keep you safe

"One of the best gadgets you can have is a doorstop."

Douglas White has been in the personal security business for nearly 30 years. He started training in martial arts 24 years ago, and he's been a bail enforcement agent -- a bounty hunter -- for 13...

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06:53
China urges calm as US hikes Mac desktop tariff to...




The tariff on Chinese imports that will hit the Mac desktop line on September 1 has been raised to 30% and the one affect the iPhone in December has grown to 15%.

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06:52
Woz comments clarify some important Apple history

A few months ago, BBC Radio ran a program on the 1970s, with a specific episode dedicated to the founding of Apple.

From the episode writeup:

Author and broadcaster Michael S. Malone tells the story of the Apple II personal computer, an invention which helped to revolutionise the way we work and play. “The stunning Apple II, with its new rainbow logo, put the scores of other, cruder personal computers in the shade, ” he says. “They looked like the past. The Apple II looked like the future, the only future, for personal computing.”

Follow the headline to listen to the episode. Then check out the comments included in the main Loop post. These came directly from Woz (and are published here, with Woz’s permission) and clarify some of the points made in the linked BBC Radio episode.

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06:50
Apple gives third-party repair shops more access to...

Enlarge (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Apple has been a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to iPhones and independent repair shops. Earlier this month, we discovered that people are running into problems with third-party iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max repairs due to a particular chip on the battery. And repair specialists like iFixit have repeatedly called Cupertino's design decisions "user-hostile." But on Thursday, Apple announced a new independent repair program for out-of-warranty iPhones.

"To better meet our customers’ needs, we’re making it easier for independent providers across the US to tap into the same...

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06:39
Pokémon Masters now available on iOS and Android,...

We learned back in May that Niantic was working on a new game known as Pokémon Masters. It’s now available for download — but you may have a little difficulty playing it…

more…

The post Pokémon Masters now available on iOS and Android, but servers struggle to cope appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:36
Overwatch League's latest big change is great...

Picture this: FIFA decides to bring in a rule that changes how every team, from World Cup squads to US Youth Soccer National League orgs, plays. They're forced to field two strikers, four midfielders and four defenders at all times, even though many...

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06:30
Microsoft adds Dark Mode to Office, makes a video to...

[VIDEO] Follow the headline link for an article posted by Microsoft on the process of designing and implementing Dark Mode for Office 365. Glad to see it, interesting post.

But whether you read the post or not, take a minute to watch Microsoft’s Dark Mode video, embedded in the main Loop post. Eerily beautiful, looks like it was all practical effects, old school.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:20
Apple will 'verify' third-party iPhone...

Apple has announced it will begin verifying third-party repair stores, widening the number of places that can fix your broken iPhone. The company has said that it'll offer third-parties the same "genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals and dia...

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06:11
Feds ordered Google location dragnet to solve...

Russell Brandom, The Verge:

On October 13th, 2018, two men walked into a Great Midwest Bank in a suburban strip mall outside Milwaukee. They were the first two customers when the bank opened, barely recognizable behind sunglasses and heavy beards — but it soon became clear what they were after. One man jumped onto the teller counter and pulled out a handgun, throwing down a garbage bag for the tellers to fill with money. They left the bank at 9:09AM, just seven minutes after they entered, carrying the bag full of cash, three drawers from the vault and teller station, and the keys to the bank vault itself.

In the months since, police and federal agents have struggled to track down the bank robbers. Local media sent out pictures from the bank’s security cameras, but it produced no leads. Finally, police hit on a more aggressive strategy: ask Google to track down the bank robbers’ phones.

Great read. And not just in a “true crime” way. There’s a major privacy...

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06:09
VueScan 9.6.47 - Scanner software with advanced...

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

Why should you use VueScan?

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

The list of supported scanners is...

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06:09
Apple Updates one of their Foldable Display Device...

Back in May Patently Apple posted a granted patent covering foldable devices. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a continuation patent on this same invention. All changes in a continuation patent are restricted to patent claims. Apple's recently granted patent presented 20 patent claims. In Apple's update, Apple cancelled the original 20 claims and replaced them with 5 new ones.

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06:00
Plex partners with movie studio to offer ‘package’...

Plex announced today that it has reached an agreement with Warner Bros. to make a collection of feature films available to Plex users for free. This means that you’ll soon be able to access a “package of feature film titles” from Warner Bros. via the Plex application on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and more.

more…

The post Plex partners with movie studio to offer ‘package’ of free streaming films appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:00
Take Advantage of Labor Day Savings on Bluetooth...

Labor Day is traditionally the perfect time to get together with friends and relatives to savor the waning days of summer. It’s also a time for saving money on everything from furniture to cars, and we have a special going on in the Apple World Today Deals Shop to make the world sound better for you! That’s right - we have two Bluetooth speakers and two headphones on sale, and if you use the promo code SAVE15SOUND at checkout, you can take an additional 15% off of the already low prices. Here’s what we have for you:

Owlee Scroll Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

The Owlee Scroll Premium Bluetooth Wireless Speaker ($79.99) is a...

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06:00
Lenovo's fall lineup includes an all-in-one...

Lenovo has unveiled its latest product lineup ahead of consumer electronics show IFA, and there's a lot going on. The range, which includes laptops, monitors, tablets and an all-in-one desktop, has been designed for mainstream shoppers with reasonabl...

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06:00
HTC's unlimited VR service comes to Valve Index...

You'd think that Valve's Index headset would have supported Viveport Infinity from the outset given the premium price and backwards compatibility with HTC gear, but not so -- it's only just arriving now. As of August 29th, the Index has access to the...

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05:51
Siri privacy and grading FAQ

To go along with their press release on Improving Siri’s privacy protections, Apple also posted a knowledge base article with questions and answers on Siri Privacy and grading.

The whole thing was interesting to me, but this bit stuck out:

Is Siri always listening? What do you do to prevent Siri listening when I haven’t said, “Hey Siri”?

No. Siri is designed to activate and send audio to Apple only after you trigger your device by saying “Hey Siri,” use the raise to speak feature on Apple Watch, or physically trigger Siri using the designated buttons on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, and HomePod.

To recognize “Hey Siri” we process audio solely on device through multiple stages of analysis to...

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05:44
iPhone faces 15% tariffs from December as Trump...

iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks will now face a 15% tariff from December, up from the 10% previously announced. Additionally, the 25% tariff set to hit desktop Macs, AirPods, Watch, and more on September 1 will now be increased to 30%.

Trump made the threats in a recent tweet, after China responded in kind to earlier tariffs imposed by the US government, and this has now been made official…

more…

The post iPhone faces 15% tariffs from December as Trump carries out tweeted threat appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:41
Apple smart glasses or VR headset could use laser...




Apple is working on more ideas it could implement in its long-rumored virtual reality headset or augmented reality smart glasses, including a display technology using lasers to create an image in the user's eye, along with magnet-laden gloves to give users finger-level control in the virtual world.

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05:36
Apple to Allow Independent Repair Shops to Service...

Apple today announced it is launching a new Independent Repair Provider Program that will provide independent repair businesses with the same Apple genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals, and diagnostics as Apple Authorized Service Providers, starting in the United States.

The program will only allow independent repair shops to offer out-of-warranty service for iPhones, such as display and battery replacements, with no mention of in-warranty repairs or other devices at this time. Apple has set up a new page on its website where businesses can learn more and apply.

To qualify, repair shops must be an established business with verification documents available for review by Apple, must be in a commercially zoned area, and must have an Apple...

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05:31
'Yakuza 7' is coming in 2020 with turn-...

Ichiban Kasuga's arc will apparently bring a lot of new elements to the Yakuza franchise. At a presentation in Tokyo, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios and Sega have revealed that Yakuza 7 will replace its predecessors' beat-em-up action system with a more tradi...

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05:10
Apple opening up repair parts and tools to more...




Apple has announced a new repair program, offering more independent repair businesses of all sizes the same genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals, and diagnostics as its Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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05:10
Apple is allowing independent repair shops to...

Apple announced a new scheme that will allow independent repair shops to offer official servicing of iPhones that are out of warranty. The new Independent Repair Provider Program gives small repair businesses access to the same Apple-genuine parts, training, and resources as Apple authorized service providers.

The company said it trialed the initiative at 20 stores across North America, Europe, and Asia. It is today launching the program for the United States and will announce further regions in the future.

more…

The post Apple is allowing independent repair shops to officially service iPhones appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:01
Spotify is testing a 'Create podcast'...

Spotify has been ramping up its podcast offerings recently, and soon the company will make it easier than ever to publish your own podcast on the platform. Judging by a new 'Create podcast' button in the Spotify app, it looks like you'll shortly be a...

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05:00
A Windows update may have broken your Mac’s access...

Fixing security holes sometimes causes problems in perfectly normal activities. That’s the case if you’re a macOS user who relied on a specific kind of login method for Windows and Windows Server file sharing before June 2019. Microsoft released a fix for NTLM, a technology for managed authentication and security that dates back over a decade in its first version.

Two critical bugs in NTLM required updates for a seemingly every version of Windows and Windows Server released for several years that incorporate NTLM. These necessary updates broke Mac-based login sessions using standard Windows file-sharing protocols long supported in macOS.

To read this article in full, please click here

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04:58
Apple Invents Magnetic Sensor Proximity Sensing for...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to magnetic sensor based proximity sensing systems, methods and devices such as fingertip nodes. More particularly, Apple's invention relates to a magnetic sensor based proximity sensing that is capable of measuring the movement of individual finger and thumb bones. Apple has filed patents for similar work that relates to possible future VR Gloves for gamers and military training and finger devices for a mixed reality headset that could replace sensor gloves.

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04:52
Apple says first retail store in India ‘will take us...

Apple is working to bring its online and brick and mortar retail experience to India, but creating a plan that lives up to Apple’s standards for location and design is an intensive process that can’t happen overnight. In a statement released Thursday, Apple said that plans for India’s first official Apple Store “will take us some time.”

more…

The post Apple says first retail store in India ‘will take us some time’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:41
Apple looks to further improve the Apple Pencil’s...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190265808) for a “computer stylus having integrated antenna and sensor structures” that shows it plans further improvements to the Apple Pencil’s performance.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that I can be challenging to form wireless circuitry for electronic equipment. For example, it can be difficult to incorporate wireless components such as antennas into compact portable devices such as tablet computer styluses. 

Apple says that, if care isn’t taken, the presence of conductive structures such as conductive structures in a sensor for the electronic device will adversely affect antenna performance. Poor antenna performance can lead to the use of increased transceiver power and reduced battery life. Poor antenna performance can also degrade wireless functionality. And Apple doesn’t want that in the Apple Pencil.

Here’s the (somewhat technical) summary of the patent filing: “A computer...

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04:31
Huawei's Mate 30 may launch without the Play...

Huawei is pushing ahead with the launch of its new Mate 30 smartphones, even though they won't come with Google's official Android operating system, and by extension, popular apps such as Maps, Search and YouTube.

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04:25
Best Buy Labor Day sale discounts MacBooks, Apple...

The annual Best Buy Labor Day sale has officially launched with some of this year’s most notable deals on iPad Pro, Macs, TVs, smart home gear and much more. Free shipping is available for My Best Buy members, which is free to sign-up. Students also have plenty of discounts to look forward to as well. There’s something for everyone in this year’s Best Buy Labor Day sale, which runs through Monday. Hit the jump to find all of our top picks.

more…

The post Best Buy Labor Day sale discounts MacBooks, Apple Watch, iPads and more to new lows appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:24
Comment: MacBook Pro airline bans getting out of...

MacBook Pro airline bans, implemented in response to Apple’s recall of certain models, are now starting to get out of hand.

The latest, by Qantas, bans the use of any 15-inch MacBook Pro during all flights …

more…

The post Comment: MacBook Pro airline bans getting out of hand, but Apple can solve it appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:21
Apple patent filing hints at foldable iPads

There have been rumors of foldable iPhones and iPads. I’ve been dubious, but a new Apple patent filing hints that the tech giant is investigating such devices.

It’s for a “foldable cover and display for an electronic device” configured to be moved between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration by bending the cover layer along the foldable region. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that, traditionally, electronic devices have a single form factor that may be driven by the size and shape of the display. Because many traditional displays are rigid or at least not flexible, a traditional device that is adaptable to accommodate multiple form factors includes the use of a mechanical hinge or pivot joint. 

Apple says, that however, these traditional configurations used for traditional notebook and tablet devices are” inherently limited by the integration and size required by a separate mechanical hinge.” The tech giant...

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04:00
1More Stylish True Wireless In-Ear Headphone review...

True wireless in-ear headphones are gaining in popularity, and for good reason. They offer the potential for high-fidelity sound without tangle-prone wires. Many believe that Bluetooth wireless technology can’t match the quality of a wired connection, which was true in the early days, but that disparity is quickly dwindling as Bluetooth continues to improve.

1More is well known for its wired in-ear and over-ear headphones. But the company also makes a true wireless model, the Stylish. Once I found the right eartips, they sounded superb.

Features

Like all true wireless in-ear headphones, the 1More Stylish uses no wires to the source device or between the two earpieces. All communication is conducted via Bluetooth, and they are compatible with the high-quality aptX, AAC, and SBC codecs as well as the HPF, A2DP, and AVRCP protocols. These technologies represent the highest audio quality that Bluetooth can provide...

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04:00
Garmin's new Fenix 6 watches are prettier and...

Garmin continues to upgrade its Fenix line of GPS watches, making them more useful for outdoor sports enthusiasts. With the new Fenix 6 series, Garmin is also trying to give its fans more options by offering variants in prettier styles and more premi...

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03:32
OnyX 3.6.6 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

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



Version 3.6.6:

  • To use OnyX, you must allow it to access data using the Full Disk Access feature
  • Reading parameters improved
  • New option: Turn on/Turn off the Info menu in the login window
  • Restart routine improved
  • Info pane improved



  • macOS 10.14 or later



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03:31
Wireless speaker market driven by preference for...

The global wireless speakers’ market was valued at about $12.32 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $23.76 billion at an annual growth rate of nearly 18% through 2022, according to the Business Research Company (www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com). Driving the market is the increased preference for portable speakers, the research group adds. 

This is mainly because wireless speakers come at affordable prices and are convenient to use. In addition, increasing smartphone penetration has led to an increase in preference for swift functionality in the form of smart portable devices, resulting in further use of portable wireless speakers, notes Business Research Company.

According to a report published by Deloitte in December 2018, smart speakers—internet-connected speakers with integrated digital voice assistants—are the fastest-growing connected device category worldwide in 2019. The report showed that the...

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03:31
Wireless speaker market driven by preference for...

The global wireless speakers’ market was valued at about $12.32 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $23.76 billion at an annual growth rate of nearly 18% through 2022, according to the Business Research Company (www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com). Driving the market is the increased preference for portable speakers, the research group adds. 

This is mainly because wireless speakers come at affordable prices and are convenient to use. In addition, increasing smartphone penetration has led to an increase in preference for swift functionality in the form of smart portable devices, resulting in further use of portable wireless speakers, notes Business Research Company.

According to a report published by Deloitte in December 2018, smart speakers—internet-connected speakers with integrated digital voice assistants—are the fastest-growing connected device category worldwide in 2019. The report showed that the...

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03:31
Wireless speaker market driven by preference for...

The global wireless speakers’ market was valued at about $12.32 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $23.76 billion at an annual growth rate of nearly 18% through 2022, according to the Business Research Company (www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com). Driving the market is the increased preference for portable speakers, the research group adds. 

This is mainly because wireless speakers come at affordable prices and are convenient to use. In addition, increasing smartphone penetration has led to an increase in preference for swift functionality in the form of smart portable devices, resulting in further use of portable wireless speakers, notes Business Research Company.

According to a report published by Deloitte in December 2018, smart speakers—internet-connected speakers with integrated digital voice assistants—are the fastest-growing connected device category worldwide in 2019. The report showed that the...

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03:31
Wireless speaker market driven by preference for...

The global wireless speakers’ market was valued at about $12.32 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $23.76 billion at an annual growth rate of nearly 18% through 2022, according to the Business Research Company (www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com). Driving the market is the increased preference for portable speakers, the research group adds. 

This is mainly because wireless speakers come at affordable prices and are convenient to use. In addition, increasing smartphone penetration has led to an increase in preference for swift functionality in the form of smart portable devices, resulting in further use of portable wireless speakers, notes Business Research Company.

According to a report published by Deloitte in December 2018, smart speakers—internet-connected speakers with integrated digital voice assistants—are the fastest-growing connected device category worldwide in 2019. The report showed that the...

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03:30
The Morning After: Apple will stop listening in on...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Apple's privacy update for Siri leads this morning's news roundup, while Epic Games walked back one of its Fortnite tweaks after just one day. Plus, we've got a few new cameras to discuss, a super-sensitive robo...

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03:15
Apple pledges to focus on Siri privacy features,...

Apple has implemented changes to its Siri privacy by making changes to its grading program. In a recently published article, the company details how it hired 300 contractors in Cork, Ireland, as part of a move to help secure privacy.

Per the article:-

First, by default, Apple will no longer retain audio recordings of Siri interactions, and continue to use computer-generated transcripts to help Siri improve.

Second, users will be able to opt in to help Siri improve by learning from the audio samples of their requests. Those who choose to participate will be able to opt out at any time.

Third, when customers opt in, only Apple employees will be allowed to listen to audio samples of the Siri interactions. The team will work to delete any recording which is determined to be an inadvertent trigger of Siri.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The...

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03:02
NASA's much-delayed James Web Space Telescope...

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was initially scheduled for a 2018 launch but suffered a series of delays due to the intricacy of construction it required. As the most complex telescope built to date, the number of parts needed and the necessity to...

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03:00
Apple releases iOS 13.1 developer beta 1

Albeit the official release of iOS 12 is still weeks away, Apple has begun beta testing iOS 13.1 within its developer community. This is a highly unusual move, especially given that this is a point release being externally tested before the prior version is finished.

This first major update to iOS 13 will bring several features that appear not to be in the initial iOS 13 release. The early timing makes us think that iOS 13.1 will be release relatively quickly after iOS 13, perhaps even by late September when the new iPhones are expected to release.

According to initial reports, the following new features could be found in iOS 13.1 that won’t be seen in the initial iOS 13 release:

Shortcuts Automations: This functions as an upgrade to the Shortcuts feature in iOS. Automations allows your Shortcuts to run automatically once certain conditions are met, as opposed to triggering them manually. For example, a workout playlist can begin when you...

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03:00
Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition review: This chatty,...

If you’re looking for an alternative to unleashing your kids on an iPad when you need a break, the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition makes for an attentive and engaging companion.

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03:00
Siri improvements, a look at Apple’s upcoming...

What’s in store with Apple’s new operating systems? Apple is making improvements to Siri (finally), and it's going to continue with its Siri grading program. Plus, your hot takes! That and more are all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 665 with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, and Roman Loyola.

Listen to episode 665

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03:00
More Airlines Ban MacBook Pros In Checked Luggage

Qantas airlines is now restricting MacBook Pro laptops from checked-in luggage on concern that batteries could catch fire. All 15-inch versions of Apple's MacBook Pro must be carried in the cabin and switched off, Qantas said in a statement Wednesday. The rule went into effect Tuesday morning. "Rival Virgin Australia went further on Aug. 26, banning all Apple laptops from checked-in luggage," adds Bloomberg. From the report: Australia's two biggest airlines join a growing list of carriers and jurisdictions across the world cracking down on the portable computers out of concern some could self-combust. The models in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold from September 2015 to February 2017. Apple issued the recall in June, saying "in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk." Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Thai Airways International PCL have already stopped passengers from taking any of the affected...

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03:00
Disney+ device streaming limits could be big problem

Disney+ device streaming limits could become a new annoyance for cord-cutters.

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02:51
Australia's Qantas Joins Virgin Australia and...

On Tuesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia Make MacBook Pro Announcements regarding Battery Issues." Today South China Morning Post reports that Qantas Airways is restricting ...

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02:20
DEVONthink Pro 3.0beta7 - Knowledge base,...

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

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

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02:16
Samsung to Officially Launch the Delayed Galaxy Fold...

On the very day that Korea's Supreme Court handed down a surprising verdict that could send Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee back to jail, Samsung announced that they'll release the delayed Galaxy Fold on September 6.

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02:15
YouTube Kids is getting its own website

YouTube is set to launch a separate website for children later this week, a support page detailing its latest updates has revealed. It will apparently be the desktop/web version of its existing Kids app, so you could probably expect similar features...

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01:52
The Korean Supreme Court Delivered an Unexpected...

Late yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Tomorrow Korea's Supreme Court is set to Rule on whether Samsung's Vice Chairman goes back to Jail or remains Free." Some of the best legal minds thought that the Korean Supreme Court would likely uphold the ruling of the appeals court in the midst of an economic slowdown. Today the Supreme Court delivered a surprising upset ruling which is devastating news for Samsung Electronics.

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00:20
Microsoft HoloLens 2 will go on sale in September

Microsoft announced its second-generation HoloLens at Mobile World Congress in February but didn't mention when the device will be available. Now, Microsoft EVP Harry Shum has revealed that the mixed reality headset will go on sale sometime in Septem...

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00:00
How to remove a broken headphone plug from your...

Have a headphone plug break inside your phone? Follow along for several ways to remove a broken headphone plug from your iPhone or another smartphone.

more…

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Wednesday August 28

22:35
'Pokémon Masters' is out for Android and...

You no longer have to wonder how different Pokémon Masters is from the franchise's other games. The mobile title is now available for both Android and iOS devices just over a month after pre-registrations opened to the public. Pokémon M...

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20:59
Boom 3D 1.3.2 - 3D surround sound and phenomenally...

Boom 3D is a revolutionary app with 3D Surround Sound and phenomenally rich and intense audio that is realistic and works on any headphones.

Features

  • 3D surround sound
  • Built-in audio player
  • Intensity control
  • Stunning interface
  • Equalizer presets
  • Apps volume controller



Version 1.3.2:

  • Defect fixes



  • OS X 10.10.3 or later



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20:59
Gutenprint 5.3.3 - Quality drivers for most major...

Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. Gutenprint currently supports over 2000 printer models. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh OS X (10.6 and above) systems. Gutenprint includes CUPS and Foomatic drivers, and an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP that replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.



Version 5.3.3:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
Dashlane 6.1933.0 - Password manager and secure...

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

Features

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

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



Version 6.1933.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.7 or later



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20:59
Chromium 76.0.3809.132 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 76.0.3809.132:

  • A list of changes is available in the log
  • This update includes 3 security fixes.
  • Chromium Updater Extension v0.1.1.5 is included in the .dmg file
  • This update has no Flash plugin
  • 64 bit only. OS X 10.10 or late



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
Opera 63.0.3368.53 - High-performance Web browser.

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



Version 63.0.3368.53:
More fun and useful Snapshot improvements:

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

Now you can:

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

Full...

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20:59
Monosnap 3.6.2 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

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

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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20:59
Skype 8.51.0.92 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

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

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

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

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



Version 8.51.0.92:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Release notes...
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20:59
iExplorer 4.3.1 - View and transfer files on your...

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

Features

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



Version 4.3.1:
Fixed:

    ...
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20:59
Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.3.0 - Connect to Windows...

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

Features

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



Version 10.3.0:

  • Camera redirection is now possible when connecting to Windows 10 1809...
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20:56
LG's 'proactive' AI predicts...

Earlier this year during its CES press conference, LG made the case for using AI-linked devices to change our lives. While not everyone was sold on the vision, it has continued with the ThinQ-branded push to connect and control everything, and ahead...

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20:09
'Pokemon Masters' available to download on...




Pokemon Masters, the latest free-to-play Pokemon title from Japanese developer DeNA, has been released early on Apple's iOS App Store.

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19:39
Hulu rolls out updated Live Guide on Apple TV, other...




Hulu on Wednesday made good on promises to update its Live Guide, an interactive listing of live television shows, on tvOS, Hulu.com and Roku devices.

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19:20
9to5Mac Happy Hour 240: iPhone ‘Walkie-Talkie’, Siri...

This week Benjamin and Zac talk about positive things coming to HomeKit this year, opportunities for advancements in HomeKit going forward, Zac’s review-in-progress of the Peloton bike and treadmill system with Apple Watch, a cool kid’s stationary bike with an Apple TV game, creative uses for the Voice Memos app on watchOS 6, the search for the perfect MacBook Pro and iPad Pro charger, Apple’s planned and cancelled iPhone “Walkie-Talkie” project, Siri improving at providing simple answers, Apple’s formal response to privacy issues with Siri grading, the surprise release of iOS 13.1, and much more.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, ...

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19:17
LG's smart fridge also makes crystal-clear ice...

No $14 cocktail would be complete without those baseball-sized ice spheres that can chill your drink without diluting it beyond recognition. LG has unveiled a WiFi-enabled smart fridge that can turn your boring kitchen into your neighborhood speakeas...

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18:30
Are the iPhone XS and iPhone XR worth buying right...

We’re less than a month away from the expected release of the 2019 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The release of new iPhone models also means changes for what’s currently on the market. Leading up to the iPhone 11 release, are the iPhone XR and iPhone XR worth buying right now?

more…

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18:24
Apple's reliance on China continues to grow...




With Apple products due to face fallout from new tariffs imposed on China by President Donald Trump, including pending sanctions set to impact iPhone and iPad in December, a report on Wednesday shows the tech giant's reliance on Chinese manufacturing has not waned.

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18:08
Apple has been sued by a Customer demanding $250,000...

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple by private citizen Dana D. Jackson of Minneapolis Minnesota. The lawsuit falls under the category of "Civil Rights: Other."

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18:00
MacTech Pro New York

Join us at MacTech Pro New York

About the Event
Date: September 18, 2019
Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule.
Registration at 8:30am
Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm.

Location:
TBA closer to the event.

Sessions Chair: Neil Ticktin

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18:00
MacTech Pro New York

Join us at MacTech Pro New York

About the Event
Date: September 18, 2019
Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule.
Registration at 8:30am
Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm.

Location:
TBA closer to the event.

Sessions Chair: Neil Ticktin

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18:00
MacTech Pro New York

Join us at MacTech Pro New York

About the Event
Date: September 18, 2019
Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule.
Registration at 8:30am
Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm.

Location:
TBA closer to the event.

Sessions Chair: Neil Ticktin

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18:00
MacTech Pro New York

Join us at MacTech Pro New York

About the Event
Date: September 18, 2019
Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule.
Registration at 8:30am
Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm.

Location:
TBA closer to the event.

Sessions Chair: Neil Ticktin

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16:58
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac...

With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online privacy, assist in keeping your personal information secure, and even spoof your location in the world—allowing you to access websites or services that would otherwise be off limits due to region-locking.

To read this article in full, please click here

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16:47
Tomorrow Korea's Supreme Court is set to Rule...

A Korean report today states that Samsung Electronics has been scrambling to come up with responses to various scenarios as the Supreme Court is set to rule Thursday on the conviction of Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong in the corruption scandal that unseated former President Park Geun-hye. A Samsung Electronics official stated for the report that "We are paying sharp attention to the ruling of the Supreme Court."

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16:33
Philips Hue ‘Fugato’ and ‘Centura’ smart lights leak...

Earlier this summer, Philips debuted new Bluetooth smart lights that don’t require a bridge. Now, the company is set to further expand its smart lightning array with the Bluetooth-capable Philips Hue Fugato and Centura lights.

more…

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16:02
The Talk Show with John Gruber

I joined John Gruber this week to talk about Apple Card and Apple’s upcoming product announcements. There were many hilarious moments, as there usually are when the two of us get together.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:16
Apple's Rumored Tile Competitor May Offer ARKit...

At WWDC 2019, Apple announced Offline Finding, codenamed Blue Avengers, as one of the new features of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. It allows users to find their devices even when their lost devices are not connected to the internet.

A background process called Search Party intermittently broadcasts and receives Bluetooth beacon signals so that every nearby online device running iOS 13 or macOS Catalina can relay the location of lost offline devices to their owners. Offline Finding even works if the device is asleep, in which case the device enters a "dark wake" state to broadcast a Bluetooth beacon signal. Apple uses public key encryption and rotates the public key to keep everyone's location information secure and private.

Beyond the ability to find devices themselves, Apple is...

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13:01
iOS 13.1: Apple makes public beta 1 available, weeks...

We’re still weeks away from the release of iOS 13, and Apple has started beta testing iOS 13.1. It’s a highly unusual move; we can’t recall Apple ever starting external beta tests of its iOS point releases well before the the prior version is finished.

This first major update to iOS 13 will bring several features that appear not to be in the initial iOS 13 release. The early timing makes us think that iOS 13.1 will be release relatively quickly after iOS 13, perhaps even by late September when the new iPhones are expected to release.

What’s new in iOS 13.1

Several of the iOS 13 features announced at WWDC in June are probably going to be missing from the initial release, and iOS 13.1 picks up some of the scraps. Here’s what it brings to the table, based on what beta testers have found so far.

To read this article in full, please...

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12:27
Back to School with MyScript Nebo 2.3, Now 20% Off...

Heading back to school or know someone who is? You’ve probably seen past Apple World Today articles about MyScript Nebo, which is our favorite note-taking app for iPad. With each iteration of the app, new capabilities are added to make an already powerful app even more useful. Today we’ll talk about those features, give readers a chance to win one of 10 free App Store promo codes for a copy of MyScript Nebo, and also tell you about a limited-time back-to-school special discount of 20% on the iOS, Windows, and Android versions of the app. 

The Latest Feature Updates in Version 2.3

What’s new in release 2.3? Here are the primary points:

Keyboard — lets you type or use Siri...

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11:52
T-Mobile adds postpaid eSIM support for iPhone




T-Mobile has added support for eSIM cards for iPhone users to its postpaid plans, in addition to prepaid plan options.

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11:39
T-Mobile expands iPhone XS and iPhone XR support for...

Back in December, T-Mobile launched support for eSIM technology for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, but only for prepaid plans. Today, T-Mobile has announced that it is expanding its support for eSIM to postpaid customers.

more…

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11:26
Apple is Reportedly Close to Opening an Online Store...

In early May Patently Apple posted a report wherein Bloomberg was quoted as stating that Apple had "zeroed in on several upscale sites in Mumbai, and plans to make a final decision in the next few weeks." Nothing has surfaced yet of such a development being real. Instead, Bloomberg now reports that Apple could ...

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11:06
IGTV gains creator focused improvements for cropping...

After opening up IGTV to landscape video back in May, Instagram is rolling out a handful of updates to IGTV today in response to feedback from creators producing longer-form content on the platform. Changes include new minimum and maximum video length requirements, autofill suggestions for tagging, and new cropping options.

more…

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11:04
Dark Noise Review: ambient noise never looked so good

We occasionally use a noise generator called Noizio for its simplicity – we only ever use the “rainfall” setting – but if you need something more, check out Dark Noise.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:52
Apple releases public betas of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1

I’m not sure what to make of this, but Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 — even though the non-beta versions of the operating system updates aren’t yet available.

The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care.

Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

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10:48
9to5Mac Daily: August 28, 2019 – Siri privacy...

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

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

...

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10:47
Apple posts seventh developer beta of macOS Catalina

Apple has released the seventh developer beta of macOS Catalina.

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

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10:47
Apple posts seventh developer beta of macOS Catalina

Apple has released the seventh developer beta of macOS Catalina.

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

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10:47
Apple posts seventh developer beta of macOS Catalina

Apple has released the seventh developer beta of macOS Catalina.

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

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10:47
Apple posts seventh developer beta of macOS Catalina

Apple has released the seventh developer beta of macOS Catalina.

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

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10:39
Hulu releasing overhauled Live TV Guide for Apple TV...

Last year Hulu enhanced its Live TV subscription service with a more tradition guide interface for browsing channels. Today Hulu is giving its Live TV Guide a major update with new features and under-the-hood changes.

The pricier version of Hulu’s video service provides access to TV channels live over the Internet, similar to cable and satellite services.

more…

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10:37
Apple releases public beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13...




Apple has followed up the developer beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 with a public version.

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10:33
Apple releases seventh developer beta of macOS 10.15...




One day after releasing the first iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 betas, Apple has provided participants of its beta program with a new seventh build of macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing.

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10:30
Dark mode is coming to Office on the web, plus...

Dark mode arrives in the mobile version of Outlook today, Microsoft said, and will be extended to other Office apps for iOS once iOS 13 drops.

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10:19
Apple releases first public beta of iOS 13.1, macOS...

Apple today has released the first public beta of iOS 13.1 to testers. This comes after the surprise release of the first developer beta yesterday afternoon.

more…

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10:13
Apple apologizes for Siri grading program and will...

Nearly a month ago, a report in The Guardian exposed the fact that third-party contractors have been listening in on a small percentage of Siri requests as part of a “Siri grading” program. Apple promised to halt the Siri grading program while it conducts a “thorough review,” which left us wondering how the company would move forward, as human grading of any machine-learning process is an essential part of training the algorithms to improve them.

...

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10:12
9to5Mac Watch Time podcast episode 5: How to train...

9to5Mac Watch Time is a new seasonal podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we’ll talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives.

In the fifth episode of our new Watch Time podcast, Zac is joined by Ian Blackburn to talk about diving into fitness later in life with the Apple Watch, Ian’s experience with completing IronMan triathlons using Apple Watch, gear to make Apple Watch even smart for cyclists, and much more.

9to5Mac Watch Time is available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and your favorite podcast player through RSS. Subscribe now to catch up with each episode and automatically hear new episodes as soon as they’re released every two weeks from July through September.

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10:11
New smartphone sales legislation may hurt iPhone...




Japan is in the process of creating new legislation that caps discounts mobile carriers can offer on devices, which may make the iPhone a less attractive choice in the country.

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10:10
Apple Seeds First Public Betas of iPadOS and iOS 13.1

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iPadOS and iOS 13.1 update to developers, one day after surprising developers with the new beta.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 13.1 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

iOS 13.1 is not a mistake, but it was a surprise as Apple has never before released a point update for software that's not out yet. With the update, Apple is likely aiming to make iOS 13.1 ready for download shortly after iOS 13 becomes available.

Apple still plans to release iOS 13 ahead of iOS 13.1, and iOS 13.1 is a subsequent...

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10:08
Apple's retail, internet sales prospects will...




New rules by the India government have paved the way for Apple to open up its own internet sales of the iPhone, and possibly open the first official Apple Store in 2020.

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10:03
Apple may start online sales of its devices in India...

Apple is poised to start online sales of its devices in India within months, reports Bloomberg, quoting an unnamed “person familiar with the matte.” The tech giant would benefit from new rules making the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market more attractive to foreign brands, the report adds (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

On Wednesday, India eased rules that forced companies such as Apple to source 30% of their production locally -- a requirement the iPhone maker has been lobbying against for years -- to include exports as part of the requirement. The move is purportedly aimed at attracting higher foreign investment at a time when global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have slowed, but those coming into India have been robust. 

“The relaxation of mandatory 30% local...

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10:00
Apple Will Continue to Review Computer-Generated...

Apple has published a new support document with several questions and answers about its Siri quality evaluation process, also known as grading, to address any privacy concerns that customers may have.

As a refresher, it was recently discovered that Apple hired contractors to listen to a small percentage of anonymized Siri recordings — and review their corresponding computer-generated transcripts — to measure how well Siri was responding and to improve the assistant's accuracy and reliability.

The human review process likely existed for quite some time, but it was never mentioned in Apple's privacy policy, and it only became the subject of controversy last month after The Guardian reported that contractors "regularly" heard "confidential details" while listening to the Siri audio recordings.

Following that...

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10:00
Stacktrace Podcast 051: “The buzzword episode”

Stacktrace turns into the Accidental Web and Hardware Podcast, as John and Rambo go on a deep dive into search algorithms, server-less cloud functions, Raspberry Pi and Arduino hardware hacking. Also, what’s up with the iOS 13.1 beta being released before 13.0 is out?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stacktrace/RSYswixDzN_StacktraceEp51.mp3

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09:49
Apple pushes back against Japanese government’s...

Despite a 10.4% decline in the fourth quarter, Apple continues to dominate the smartphone market in Japan. According to the Canalys research group  its market share exceeded 50% for the first time in 2018. That’s up from 48% in 2017 and 48.2% in 2016.

However, changes to the discounts mobile carriers can offer on devices starting in October could put an end to that, and the tech giant “has strongly pushed back against the government’s move,” according to the Japan Times.

Earlier this month, Japan's Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple's dealings with local parts makers, some of which signed contracts with the tech giant that could violate antimonopoly laws. However, it added that it wasn’t punishing Apple as the company has agreed to revise its...

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09:48
Apple tapping into massive India market with first...

A new report out from Bloomberg today details that Apple is close to opening online sales in India as the country has relaxed its rules for foreign companies and the requirement to source 30% of production locally to open retail stores. This comes as good news for Apple as it has seen iPhone sales fall in the country this year.

more…

The post Apple tapping into massive India market with first online sales as country eases rules for foreign...

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09:39
Apple issues statement about Siri’s privacy...

Apple has issued a statement about Siri’s privacy protections. The tech giant halted the Siri grading program earlier this month.

Apple says it plans to resume it later this fall when software updates are released to our users — but only after making the following changes:

  • First, by default, we will no longer retain audio recordings of Siri interactions. We will continue to use computer-generated transcripts to help Siri improve. 

  • Second, users will be able to opt in to help Siri improve by learning from the audio samples of their requests. We hope that many people will choose to help Siri get better, knowing that Apple respects their data and has strong privacy controls in place. Those who choose to participate will be able to opt out at any time. 

  • Third, when customers opt in, only Apple employees will be allowed to listen to audio samples of the Siri...

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09:31
All the changes in the first beta of iOS 13.1




Apple surprised the beta testing community on Tuesday with the first beta of iOS 13.1 rather than another beta of iOS 13. Here are all the changes we've found in this forthcoming update.

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09:25
Microsoft rolling out Dark Mode support to all...

Microsoft announced today that it is starting to roll out Dark Mode support to the Outlook application on iOS. The company has also committed to rolling out Dark Mode to all of the Office applications on iOS ahead of the release of iOS 13 next month, which is the first to include a system-wide Dark Mode.

more…

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09:07
Apple Addresses Siri Privacy Protections

Apple Newsroom:

As a result of our review, we realize we haven’t been fully living
up to our high ideals, and for that we apologize. As we previously
announced, we halted the Siri grading program. We plan to resume
later this fall when software updates are released to our users —
but only after making the following changes:

  • First, by default, we will no longer retain audio recordings of
    Siri interactions. We will continue to use computer-generated
    transcripts to help Siri improve.

  • Second, users will be able to opt in to help Siri improve by
    learning from the audio samples of their requests. We hope that
    many people will choose to help Siri get better, knowing that
    Apple respects their data and has strong privacy controls in
    place. Those who choose to participate will be able to opt out
    ...

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09:07
Apple Watch Series 4 $70 off, plus iPhone 7 is $170...

Apple Watch Series 4 gets a $70 price drop on various models at Amazon, while iPhone 7 refurb deals abound at Woot for today only. Anker’s robust Powerhouse 200 battery pack returns to an all-time low. Hit the jump for all that and more in this 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

more…

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09:00
Microsoft brings Dark Mode to Outlook mobile apps...

Microsoft's Dark Mode support in Office was just really just the start of a much larger (and darker) trend. The software giant has started rolling out Dark Mode to its Outlook mobile apps on Android and iOS, not to mention Office.com. There's not m...

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08:52
Boom 3D 1.3.2 - 3D surround sound and phenomenally...

Boom 3D is a revolutionary app with 3D Surround Sound and phenomenally rich and intense audio that is realistic and works on any headphones.

Features

  • 3D surround sound
  • Built-in audio player
  • Intensity control
  • Stunning interface
  • Equalizer presets
  • Apps volume controller



Version 1.3.2:

  • Defect fixes



  • OS X 10.10.3 or later



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08:47
Facebook once again tightens requirements for US...

Facebook is bracing itself for the 2020 US election by further toughening its requirements for political ads. The social network now requires more information from advertisers before it approves their disclaimers, including a tax-registered organiza...

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08:40
Apple publishes FAQ page addressing Siri privacy and...

Following the announcement that the Siri grading program will return, Apple today has published a new FAQ document further outlining its privacy policies around Siri. The support document offers more detail on the Siri grading program, as well as other steps Apple is taking to protect user privacy.

more…

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08:36
Apple will still review Siri recordings, but only if...

Earlier this month, Apple suspended the program which used contractors to review clips of audio gathered by Siri. Users were up in arms after they learned that the contractors sometimes heard sensitive information, like medical records, personal inte...

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08:31
A holding company is trying to bring Telltale Games...

Like a character out of The Walking Dead, Telltale Games is coming back to life, though whether it will be anything like the studio fans fondly remember remains to be seen. On Wednesday, a holding company named LCG Entertainment announced that it had...

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08:29
Fitbit debuts Versa 2 lifestyle smartwatch to fight...




Fitbit announced the launch of the Fitbit Versa 2, the second generation of their popular Fitbit Versa, set to release on September 15.

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08:20
Apple is Turning Siri Audio Clip Review Off by...

Apple is making changes to the way that Siri audio review, or 'grading' works across all of its devices. From a report: First, it is making audio review an explicitly opt-in process in an upcoming software update. This will be applicable for every current and future user of Siri. Second, only Apple employees, not contractors, will review any of this opt-in audio in an effort to bring any process that uses private data closer to the company's core processes. Apple has released a blog post outlining some Siri privacy details that may not have been common knowledge as they were previously described in security white papers. Apple apologizes for the issue. In a statement, the company said, "as a result of our review, we realize we haven't been fully living up to our high ideals, and for that we apologize. As we previously announced, we halted the Siri grading program. We plan to resume later this fall when software updates are released to our users -- but only after making the...

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08:16
Apple Decides to Eliminate Siri Grading by ending...

At the top of the month Patently Apple posted a report titled "With Apple's Siri "Grading" in the Privacy Spotlight, Apple Decides to Temporarily Suspend the Practice." Today Apple has reportedly gone one step further and ended the Siri Grading Project.

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08:06
Apple announces plans to improve Siri's privacy...




Apple's review of Siri privacy guarantees has completed, and the company is making a few changes going forward to further ensure users' privacy and data safety.

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08:05
Apple says Siri audio grading program will return...

Apple today announced that it will be reinstating the Siri audio program later in the year with some new policy changes. Apple apologized for how it previously handled user data.

The company says it will no longer retain audio recordings by default. Users will have to opt in if they want Apple to use voice samples, and Apple will aim to delete any recordings that are inadvertent activations.

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08:05
Apple Apologizes Over Siri Privacy Concerns, Will...

Apple today announced that it will resume its Siri quality evaluation process in the fall with several privacy-focused changes.

Going forward, Apple will only gather audio samples from users who opt in to the grading program, and those who participate will be able to opt out at any time. And when a customer does opt in, only Apple employees will be allowed to listen to the audio samples, and the recordings will no longer be retained.

Apple says it will work to delete any recording which is determined to have resulted from Siri being triggered inadvertently.

These changes come after The Guardian reported that Apple contractors "regularly" heard confidential information while grading anonymized Siri audio samples. Following the report, Apple...

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07:57
Sony's A6600 APS-C flagship is a shooting speed...

Sony has finally revealed the much-anticipated 24.2-megapixel Alpha A6600, its new flagship APS-C mirrorless camera and follow up to the popular A6500. The new model is all about speed and video performance, powered by Sony's latest sensor and AI-pow...

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07:33
T-Mobile offers non-customers a free mobile hotspot...

T-Mobile is offering customers of other carriers a free mobile hotspot device, together with a free data plan lasting 30 days or 30GB, whichever comes first.

The hotspot is similar to devices that sell for around $30, and T-Mobile says you can keep it afterwards – though there’s likely a catch to that…

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07:23
Smartphone Upgrade Cycles are Growing much Longer...

While smartphone brands and service providers want consumers to trade up every other year, a new survey from carrier Ting Mobile indicates that the two-year phone upgrade cycle is, for many, a thing of the past. Of the 3,640 people Ting surveyed last month ...

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07:19
∞ 5G explained

[VIDEO] Marques Brownlee took a road trip to his nearest 5G city to experience true 5G (as opposed to the fake 5G that is 5GE) for himself. The video is embedded in the main Loop post.

I love this whole video, but two things stand out. Around 3:55 in, you get a look at Verizon’s 5G hardware, perched on top of a telephone pole. Good to know what these things look like, if you are scouting for a great signal.

And about 5:27 in, you get a sense of the drop-off when you move away from that 5G cell hardware. 5G is an inconsistent experience, though even poor 5G is way faster than the fastest LTE.

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07:19
Google pulls Android app with 100 million users...

CamScanner, a popular app used to scan PDF documents, was reportedly spreading malware. The app has been around since 2010, and it's been downloaded more than 100 million times. As the Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky discovered, the app recently beg...

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07:17
Gallaudet University praises Apple's commitment...




Gallaudet University, a liberal arts college that focuses on working with deaf and hard-of-hearing undergrads, has posted a video praising Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company itself for continued commitment to inclusivity and accessibility.

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07:11
2019 Fall foliage map

That time of year again. The leaves are about to start turning, at least up north.

Follow the link, drag the slider to see when the leaves will be prime for peeping in your neck of the woods.

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07:06
Fitbit Debuts New Versa 2 Smartwatch and $10/Month...

Fitbit has announced the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch, with an all-new design that shares a few similarities with the Apple Watch. Accompanying the watch is "Fitbit Premium," a new health and fitness subscription service that costs $10 per month and offers guidance and coaching to reach your fitness goals.

The Versa 2 includes direct support for Amazon Alexa, which you can trigger by saying "Hey, Alexa" and then asking about the weather or any...

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07:00
Insta360’s tiny wearable sports cam has video...

Insta360 -- as the name implies -- is usually known for its 360-degree cameras, but this time, it's braving sports cam territory with a little surprise, literally. The Insta360 Go is apparently the "world's smallest stabilized camera" -- so small tha...

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07:00
How to make your smart home more secure

Home is where the network is. Nowadays, modernizing a house means plugging in sensors, cameras, voice-activated hubs, smart lights and connected power sockets, and if your local network isn't secure, each new gadget represents a potential access poin...

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06:46
Australian who says he invented bitcoin ordered to...

The Guardian:

The Australian man who claimed to have invented cryptocurrency bitcoin has been ordered to hand over half of his alleged bitcoin holdings, reported to be worth up to $5bn.

The IT security consultant Craig Wright, 49, was sued by the estate of David Kleiman, a programmer who died in 2013, for a share of Wright’s bitcoin haul over the pair’s involvement in the inception of the cryptocurrency from 2009 to 2013.

First things first, wrap your head around the above. A court ordered someone to hand over about $5 billion worth of bitcoin to someone else.

But this part of the story takes the cake:

Wright claimed to the court that he couldn’t access the bitcoin because he doesn’t have a list of the public addresses of that bitcoin. He claimed in 2011, after seeing the cryptocurrency had begun to be associated with drug dealers and human traffickers, he put the bitcoin he mined in 2009 and 2010 into an encrypted file and into a blind trust. The...

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06:45
Editorial: 'iPhone 11' design will advance...




Steve Jobs launched iPhone as "a phone, a widescreen iPod and a breakthrough Internet device," but over the last decade, one of the primary features driving its adoption among new buyers and upgrades among existing users has been its camera. Here's a look at where Apple stands in mobile imaging technology, with a look at what's expected for iPhone 11 in September.

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06:42
Fitbit shifts focus to subscription model for...

Fitbit has unveiled its latest plan to offer its smartwatch users a more impactful experience and compete with Apple Watch with its Fitbit Premium subscription plan. The new offering is focused on personalized health recommendations for diet, exercise, and sleep and comes just ahead of the company’s new Versa 2 smartwatch launch next month.

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06:41
Gutenprint 5.3.3 - Quality drivers for most major...

Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. Gutenprint currently supports over 2000 printer models. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh OS X (10.6 and above) systems. Gutenprint includes CUPS and Foomatic drivers, and an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP that replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.



Version 5.3.3:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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06:41
Apple fires hundreds of contractors hired to listen...

In the wake of revelations that Apple has people listening in to some Siri requests, Apple has fired more than 300 contractors in Cork, Ireland. As The Guardian reports those contractors were hired as part of a "grading" program that reviewed audio...

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06:30
Lego offers instructions for visually impaired...

All Lego sets come with visual instructions that indicate where builders should place each piece. But such guidance isn't accessible for the blind. The Lego Foundation today announced they are releasing instructions in audio and Braille for a small n...

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06:14
Apple Music Gaining Chromecast Support on Android

The latest beta version of Apple Music for Android includes Chromecast support, allowing users to stream songs and playlists from the service over Wi-Fi to Chromecast-enabled devices like the Google Home.

Image: Android Police

As noted by Android Police via AppleInsider, the cast icon will automatically appear on the now playing screen and elsewhere in the app if there is a compatible Chromecast-enabled speaker or TV connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Android smartphone. Playback can still be controlled on the phone.

The latest beta of Apple Music for Android also provides access to over 100,000 broadcast radio stations...

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06:00
Learn How to Use Photoshop & Illustrator with...

Whether you’ve wanted to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for personal projects or you’re looking for a new career, today’s deal in the Apple World Today Deals Shop can get you started. The Professional Graphic Designer Bundle costs just $36, but provides you with over $1,200 worth of online training. Here’s what you get:

47 Photoshop Projects for Aspiring Graphic Designers

This Photoshop course will teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop & graphic design by doing actual, practical, real-world graphic design projects. Learn the essentials of Photoshop — layers, layer masks, and adjustment layers, as well as the basic...

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06:00
ZTE revives its US hopes with the Axon 10 Pro

ZTE is making its way back to the US smartphone market with a flagship model, which could rival other relatively affordable premium devices like the OnePlus 7 Pro. The Chinese manufacturer has released the Axon 10 Pro in the country today -- its firs...

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06:00
Fitbit launches Premium subscription service for...

In addition to showing off the Versa 2 smartwatch and Aria Air smart weighing scale today, Fitbit also had a new subscription service to unveil. It's called Fitbit Premium and for $10 a month (or $80 a year), you'll get in-app tips, guides and step-b...

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06:00
Fitbit Versa 2 hands-on: Alexa makes a good...

I really liked the Fitbit Versa when I reviewed it last year. For just $200, it offered a robust set of health-tracking tools in an attractive (if familiar) design, with a long-lasting battery to boot. So it's no surprise then, that the original Vers...

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06:00
Fitbit Versa 2 hands-on: Alexa, OLED, and an always-...

Fitbit has taken the wraps off its follow-up to the Versa smartwatch, and with on-board Amazon Alexa, an AMOLED display, and Fit Pay for the base model, the Versa 2 looks like it’s ready to go toe-to-toe with the Apple Watch.

Slated to land in stores on September 15 for $200 (the same price as its predecessor), the Versa 2 marks the first Fitbit tracker with a digital assistant, checking off a key feature that it will need to compete with Apple’s dominant wearable. 

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05:59
Duolingo iOS app can now help you learn Latin; says...

The Duolingo iOS app can now help you learn Latin, a language which hasn’t been widely spoken since the mid-19th century…

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05:52
Apptorium releases SideNotes 1.0, a note-taking app...

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

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

It requires macOS 10.14 or later. During its launch, SideNotes 1.0 is available for $9.99 (50% off) exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available (https://www.apptorium.com/sidenotes). Setapp subscribers also got access to SideNotes. 

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05:52
Apptorium releases SideNotes 1.0, a note-taking app...

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

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

It requires macOS 10.14 or later. During its launch, SideNotes 1.0 is available for $9.99 (50% off) exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available (https://www.apptorium.com/sidenotes). Setapp subscribers also got access to SideNotes. 

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05:52
Apptorium releases SideNotes 1.0, a note-taking app...

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

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

It requires macOS 10.14 or later. During its launch, SideNotes 1.0 is available for $9.99 (50% off) exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available (https://www.apptorium.com/sidenotes). Setapp subscribers also got access to SideNotes. 

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05:52
Apptorium releases SideNotes 1.0, a note-taking app...

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

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

It requires macOS 10.14 or later. During its launch, SideNotes 1.0 is available for $9.99 (50% off) exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available (https://www.apptorium.com/sidenotes). Setapp subscribers also got access to SideNotes. 

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05:48
QNAP launches TVS-x&2N series NAS

QNAP Systems has launched the TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS series, powered by eighth Generation Intel Core i3 processors and features a 5GBASE-T port to deliver transfer speeds up to five times faster than Gigabit Ethernet.

It comes with two built-in M.2 SSD slots for enabling SSD caching, features HBS 3 with data deduplication for faster data backup and recovery, and provides cloud storage gateway functions to create a cost-effective hybrid cloud storage environment according to David Tsao, product manager...

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05:48
QNAP launches TVS-x&2N series NAS

QNAP Systems has launched the TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS series, powered by eighth Generation Intel Core i3 processors and features a 5GBASE-T port to deliver transfer speeds up to five times faster than Gigabit Ethernet.

It comes with two built-in M.2 SSD slots for enabling SSD caching, features HBS 3 with data deduplication for faster data backup and recovery, and provides cloud storage gateway functions to create a cost-effective hybrid cloud storage environment according to David Tsao, product manager...

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05:48
QNAP launches TVS-x&2N series NAS

QNAP Systems has launched the TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS series, powered by eighth Generation Intel Core i3 processors and features a 5GBASE-T port to deliver transfer speeds up to five times faster than Gigabit Ethernet.

It comes with two built-in M.2 SSD slots for enabling SSD caching, features HBS 3 with data deduplication for faster data backup and recovery, and provides cloud storage gateway functions to create a cost-effective hybrid cloud storage environment according to David Tsao, product manager...

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05:48
QNAP launches TVS-x&2N series NAS

QNAP Systems has launched the TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS series, powered by eighth Generation Intel Core i3 processors and features a 5GBASE-T port to deliver transfer speeds up to five times faster than Gigabit Ethernet.

It comes with two built-in M.2 SSD slots for enabling SSD caching, features HBS 3 with data deduplication for faster data backup and recovery, and provides cloud storage gateway functions to create a cost-effective hybrid cloud storage environment according to David Tsao, product manager...

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05:44
inkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign can now convert...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3, a feature update to the company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, merge layers and more. The app is built to help designers reduce InDesign link size and save production costs. Version 5.3 adds an option to convert images to Photoshop PDF format using the selected Adobe PDF preset.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. The 5.3 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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05:44
inkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign can now convert...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3, a feature update to the company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, merge layers and more. The app is built to help designers reduce InDesign link size and save production costs. Version 5.3 adds an option to convert images to Photoshop PDF format using the selected Adobe PDF preset.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. The 5.3 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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05:44
inkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign can now convert...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3, a feature update to the company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, merge layers and more. The app is built to help designers reduce InDesign link size and save production costs. Version 5.3 adds an option to convert images to Photoshop PDF format using the selected Adobe PDF preset.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. The 5.3 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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05:44
inkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign can now convert...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.3, a feature update to the company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, merge layers and more. The app is built to help designers reduce InDesign link size and save production costs. Version 5.3 adds an option to convert images to Photoshop PDF format using the selected Adobe PDF preset.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. The 5.3 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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05:29
US traffic agency plans to test rearview camera...

The 2019 Audi E-Tron available in the US has traditional mirrors instead of the side cameras it was originally designed with, because the technology isn't allowed in the country. That might change in the coming years, however, if the National Highway...

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05:23
Hands-on with iOS 13.1 beta 1 changes and features [...

Yesterday Apple released the developer beta for iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1, and with it comes several new notable changes and features. Included in the release is the return of the Automations tab in the Shortcuts app, along with enhanced Share ETA capability in the Maps app. Watch our brief hands-on video walkthrough for a look new iOS 13 changes and features. more…

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05:13
Disney Plus discount offer crashes website, adds to...

A Disney Plus discount offer has further added to concerns about how much Apple can realistically charge for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming video service…

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05:11
Apple Music beta for Android adds Chromecast support

While Apple Music might not be the most popular music streaming service on Android, the latest beta update adds Chromecast support for streaming your playlists, radio stations, and more.

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05:03
Google Reportedly moving Pixel and Google Home...

Google is moving aggressively to shift production of its Pixel smartphone from China to Vietnam as it seeks to build a low-cost supply chain in Southeast Asia that will serve as a springboard for its growing hardware ambitions, according to an Asian report published today

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05:01
Microsoft lets Xbox Game Pass holders support their...

When Microsoft launched Mixer Direct Purchase back in 2018 it did so to help reward streamers for bringing new games and features to viewers' attention. Now, it's adding a new way to support creators. From today, Mixer partners will receive $3 compen...

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05:00
Early adopters lead in ownership of VR headsets,...

It’s probably no surprise that those of us who bought Apple Watches and HomePods as soon as they were available are likely to be the first ones to shell out for “Apple Glasses” (the rumored name for Apple’s rumored augmented reality/virtual reality headset expected in 2020 or 2021).

Early adopters in various economies are dominating demand for leading-edge electronics devices, with these elite consumers owning 61% of all virtual reality (VR) headsets, 49% of all smartwatches and 43% of all smart speakers, according to a multinational survey conducted by IHS Markit.

The early adopters represent a select group of high-income individuals who purchase cutting-edge electronic products in greater volumes than other categories of people, which consist of mainstream buyers, accumulators and validators. The concentration of devices ownership in the early adopter group indicates that the market for VR headsets, smartwatches and smart speakers remains...

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05:00
Apple and Google are taking over the vehicle ADAS...

Apple and Google seem to be taking over the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) market, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study.

More than half (69%) of respondents say they have Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto in their vehicle, according to the research group. J.D. Power says this is starting to jeopardize future sales of the automakers' factory-installed navigation systems. 

More than two-thirds (68%) of owners with Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto want factory-installed navigation on their next vehicle, compared with 72% of those without Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. This is a significant future profit loss for the automakers, according to J.D. Power.

However, the research group often built-in apps aren’t meeting users' expectations. The attribute for "ease of using built-in apps" is the...

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05:00
macOS Mojave: No more controls for photo album...

Sometimes it’s great to have the answer to a negative: Can you flip through photos in a screensaver in macOS 10.14 Mojave when you have a photo album selected while it still plays? The answer is a simple “no.”

In previous version of macOS, you could flip through with arrows. That was removed in Mojave without any fanfare, which may explain why so many people ask about it.

Now, using arrow keys drops out of the screensaver.

This Mac 911 article is in response to a question submitted by Macworld reader Brian.

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We’ve compiled a list of the questions we get asked most frequently along with answers and links to columns: read our super FAQ to see if your question is covered. If not, we’re always looking for...

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04:31
Watch the official trailer for Netflix's '...

Netflix announced back in 2017 that it was planning on reviving popular UK drama Top Boy -- now you can finally watch its first proper trailer. The long-awaited third season -- made a reality thanks to Canadian megastar Drake --- will pick up from wh...

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04:29
Apple Music for Android beta adds Chromecast support...




The most recent version of the Apple Music beta app for Android has added Chromecast support, an often-requested feature by participants.

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04:28
Facebook beefing up election interference measures,...

Facebook said today that it is beefing up its measures designed to prevent foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election. Election interference by foreign states was found to have played a role in 2016.

A declassified version of a joint intelligence community report revealed that the CIA, FBI, and NSA all agree that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election with fake social media posts and other activities. A number of individuals were subsequently charged with criminal offenses as a result of investigations into this…

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04:00
Betas forever? Why Apple’s move to iOS 13.1 makes...

On Tuesday, Apple released a new iOS beta for developers, and it was a bit of a shocker, because it wasn’t an iOS 13 beta, but an iOS 13.1 beta. This raises a lot of issues about how Apple is approaching its impending releases of new hardware, its relationship with beta testers, and how it approaches overall software quality.

Not the first time

This is hardly the first time Apple has yanked features it promised when unveiling an new iOS release at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Last year, Messages in the Cloud was pulled, and Group Facetime and AirPlay 2 also didn’t make it to the ship date, only to return later in the...

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04:00
Duolingo helps history nerds learn Latin

Duolingo is usually focused on teaching languages that are immediately relevant, even if they're only useful at sci-fi conventions. This, however, isn't one of them. The service has introduced a Classical Latin course that, with the help of the Paide...

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03:30
The Morning After: Nintendo Switch Lite hands-on

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Morning! Today's highlights include another milestone SpaceX launch and our first impressions of the Switch Lite. Also, Hollywood directors want to fix your TV's settings, and Microsoft has scheduled another Sur...

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03:26
Facebook posing surges in quarter two of 2019

Vade Secure, which specializes in predictive email defense, has  published the results of its Phishers’ Favorites report for Q2 2019. According to the report, which ranks the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, Microsoft was by far the top target for the fifth straight quarter. 

There was also a significant uptick in Facebook phishing, as the social media giant moved up to the third spot on the list as a result of a staggering 176 percent YoY growth in phishing URLs.

The report, which can be read in full here, was developed by analyzing the number of unique phishing URLs detected by Vade Secure and made publicly available on...

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03:26
Facebook posing surges in quarter two of 2019

Vade Secure, which specializes in predictive email defense, has  published the results of its Phishers’ Favorites report for Q2 2019. According to the report, which ranks the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, Microsoft was by far the top target for the fifth straight quarter. 

There was also a significant uptick in Facebook phishing, as the social media giant moved up to the third spot on the list as a result of a staggering 176 percent YoY growth in phishing URLs.

The report, which can be read in full here, was developed by analyzing the number of unique phishing URLs detected by Vade Secure and made publicly available on...

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03:26
Facebook posing surges in quarter two of 2019

Vade Secure, which specializes in predictive email defense, has  published the results of its Phishers’ Favorites report for Q2 2019. According to the report, which ranks the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, Microsoft was by far the top target for the fifth straight quarter. 

There was also a significant uptick in Facebook phishing, as the social media giant moved up to the third spot on the list as a result of a staggering 176 percent YoY growth in phishing URLs.

The report, which can be read in full here, was developed by analyzing the number of unique phishing URLs detected by Vade Secure and made publicly available on...

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03:26
Facebook posing surges in quarter two of 2019

Vade Secure, which specializes in predictive email defense, has  published the results of its Phishers’ Favorites report for Q2 2019. According to the report, which ranks the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, Microsoft was by far the top target for the fifth straight quarter. 

There was also a significant uptick in Facebook phishing, as the social media giant moved up to the third spot on the list as a result of a staggering 176 percent YoY growth in phishing URLs.

The report, which can be read in full here, was developed by analyzing the number of unique phishing URLs detected by Vade Secure and made publicly available on...

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03:19
Chromium 76.0.3809.132 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 76.0.3809.132:

  • A list of changes is available in the log
  • This update includes 3 security fixes.
  • Chromium Updater Extension v0.1.1.5 is included in the .dmg file
  • This update has no Flash plugin
  • 64 bit only. OS X 10.10 or late



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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03:15
Apple could see some security research advantages as...

Following Apple’s update to iOS 12.4.1, Apple was able to close a security hole that allowed a hacker to create and release a working public jailbreak for a fully updated iPhone. This jaibreak allowed for unofficial software to be installed that bypassed Apple’s strict controls and potentially makes it easier for the handsets to be maliciously hacked.

Still, this jailbreak might have been more of a gift than Apple expected, as it provided something for Apple to learn from.

“For any device, the goal of a jailbreak is to find a loophole in coding to jump over any restriction that the manufacturer has put on it”, says Ayman El Hajjar, a lecturer in computer science and engineering at the University of Westminster. “Basically, what jailbreaking does is escalate privilege – it means it means the operating system security precautions are removed, and you are able to overcome them.”

The jailbreak was centered around the SockPuppet vulnerability, which was located by...

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03:00
Apple patent highlights idea of “optical keyboard”...

A recently published Apple patent suggests that future MacBook keyboards may not feature mechanical keyboard switches, but instead use an “optical keyboard.”

The optical keyboard would incorporate a series of emitters and sensors that would measure light. Upon detecting a change in the light, this could be interpreted as input.

Per the patent application:

The light sensor may detect changes in an amount of received light caused by actuation of a keycap of the button or key. The button or key may include an opaque structure that blocks a portion of the light when the key is compressed. The button or key may include a light source such as a light-emitting diode that generates light.

A portion of the light from the light source may illuminate the key or button to provide backlight for the key and another portion may be received by the light sensor for detecting partial or complete compression of the button or key.

The patent doesn’t state as to when...

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JBL Link Bar review: A soundbar, Google Assistant,...

The JBL Link Bar combines a soundbar with Google Assistant and Android TV, but not without major drawbacks.

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Ring Smart Lighting Floodlight Wired review: A...

Ring smart lighting products aren't always the prettiest hardware you can deploy on and around your home, but they will enhance its security.

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03:00
Mullvad review: A VPN that's all about privacy

When it comes to a VPN that protects your privacy, Sweden-based Mullvad is the best we’ve ever seen. The company wants to know as little about you as possible and doesn’t require an email address or even a password. Instead, the company randomly generates a unique code for your username. This username sans password is what you use to top off the credits on your account, and log in to the desktop apps.

Note: This review is part of our best VPNs roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.

If you’re worried about not having a password, Mullvad says it’s statistically very safe. “A newly created Mullvad account number is a 16-digit decimal...This allows for a total of 8.99 quadrilion possible account numbers,” the company said in a...

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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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02:53
Skype 8.51.0.92 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

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

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

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

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



Version 8.51.0.92:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

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

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

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02:33
Opera 63.0.3368.53 - High-performance Web browser.

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



Version 63.0.3368.53:
More fun and useful Snapshot improvements:

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

Now you can:

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

Full...

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

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

Features

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



Version 4.3.1:
Fixed:

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

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

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

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

Features

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

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



Version 6.1933.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.7 or later



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

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

Features

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

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

more…

The post How to read SD and microSD memory cards on iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Tuesday August 27

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

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

Features

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



Version 10.3.0:

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

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

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

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

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20:59
TextMate 2.0.rc.31 - Code/markup editor with many...

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

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

Some of the features include:

  • Collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • Recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • A CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds.
  • ...
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Apple has Certified Refurbished 2018 Mac minis available on their online store for $120-$170 off the cost of new models. Each mini comes with a new outer case plus a standard Apple one-year warranty... Read more
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