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Monday October 28

05:50
2D CAD Program CADintosh 8.5 adds DWG Export,...

Lemke Software has announced CADintosh 8.5, an update to its 2D CAD program for macOS. 

Designed for use by technical draftsmen and designers, the app offers users a variety of tools to create technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings. Version 8.5 brings new features and updates, including a new DWG export feature, localizations, additional drawing data fields, a WYSIWYG font menu, and more.

CADintosh 8.5 requires macOS 10.8 or later and costs $33.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/cadintosh/) for $32. Version 8.5 is a free update for all CADintosh 8.x users. The upgrade from 1.x-7.x to 8.x is $19.95 (USD) on the Lemke website.

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05:50
2D CAD Program CADintosh 8.5 adds DWG Export,...

Lemke Software has announced CADintosh 8.5, an update to its 2D CAD program for macOS. 

Designed for use by technical draftsmen and designers, the app offers users a variety of tools to create technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings. Version 8.5 brings new features and updates, including a new DWG export feature, localizations, additional drawing data fields, a WYSIWYG font menu, and more.

CADintosh 8.5 requires macOS 10.8 or later and costs $33.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/cadintosh/) for $32. Version 8.5 is a free update for all CADintosh 8.x users. The upgrade from 1.x-7.x to 8.x is $19.95 (USD) on the Lemke website.

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05:50
2D CAD Program CADintosh 8.5 adds DWG Export,...

Lemke Software has announced CADintosh 8.5, an update to its 2D CAD program for macOS. 

Designed for use by technical draftsmen and designers, the app offers users a variety of tools to create technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings. Version 8.5 brings new features and updates, including a new DWG export feature, localizations, additional drawing data fields, a WYSIWYG font menu, and more.

CADintosh 8.5 requires macOS 10.8 or later and costs $33.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/cadintosh/) for $32. Version 8.5 is a free update for all CADintosh 8.x users. The upgrade from 1.x-7.x to 8.x is $19.95 (USD) on the Lemke website.

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05:37
Bookends 13.2.7

Brings some document opening and scanning fixes in macOS 10.15 Catalina to the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 51.2 MB)

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05:35
Rumor round-up: AirPod Pros, new HomeKit devices...

The rumor mills is in overdrive, so let’s look at all the speculation as we kick off the week.

First: new AirPods. Apple is allegedly informing members of the media of “AirPods Pro” in pre-launch meetings, with the rumored next-generation models to be shown to journalists at local offices over the next week, according to AppleInsider.

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group: 90%. The next gen AirPods are likely to come in multiple colors, have noise cancellation features, fit more snugly, and offer more water resistance. So why not call ‘em “Pros”?

Second: new HomeKit products from Apple. ...

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05:30
Transmit 5.6.1

Removes support for Amazon Drive while adding support for copying a current open folder’s path to the clipboard. ($45 new, free update, 63.3 MB)

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05:15
Apple TV+ Series Review Roundup: The Morning Show,...

Ahead of Apple TV+ launching on Friday, reviews are now out for some of the first series premiering on the streaming video service, including The Morning Show, See, Dickinson, and For All Mankind.

The Morning Show

- Variety: "Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston can't salvage this politically muddled, underthought, and underwhelming streaming misfire."

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05:15
Apple TV+ Series Review Roundup: The Morning Show,...

Ahead of Apple TV+ launching on Friday, reviews are now out for some of the first series premiering on the streaming video service, including The Morning Show, See, Dickinson, and For All Mankind.

The Morning Show

- Variety: "Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston can't salvage this politically muddled, underthought, and underwhelming streaming misfire."

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05:00
Microsoft Office adds Adobe Creative Cloud...




Creative software giant Adobe has announced that their asset management system, Creative Cloud Libraries, will now be easily accessible directly within certain Microsoft Office products.

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05:00
Fore! GoGolf GPS Golf Rangefinder On Sale Now

Golfers - you know how important it is to know the distance to the pin wherever you happen to be on the fairway. Today’s Apple World Today Deals Shop bargain is the GoGolf GPS Rangefinder, a compact Bluetooth device that works with the GoGolf GPS app and your iPhone. It’s on sale for $89.99, but you can take off an additional $35 by entering the promo code GOLFSAVE at checkout.

GoGolf GPS is your accurate and lightweight rangefinder! Push a single button and immediately know the distance to the pin. It will also tell you how far you busted that drive down the fairway, or any club you just struck, giving you a more precise feel for the game. GoGolf GPS makes club and shot selection easier...

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04:59
Spotify reports surprise return to profit, says...

Spotify has reported a surprise return to profit, only the second quarter in which it has made one during its 13-year history. The news saw the stock jump 7% in pre-market trading.

Spotify revealed that it now has 113M paid subscribers, up five million during Q3. Including free members on its ad-supported tier, it has 248M monthly active users. The company cited one particular factor at play and says that it expects even better things ahead…

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04:51
Apple allegedly revealing 'AirPods Pro' to...




Apple is allegedly informing members of the media of the 'AirPods Pro' in pre-launch meetings, with the supposed next-generation models to be shown to journalists at local offices over the next week.

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04:45
Spotify Reaches 113 Million Paying Subscribers, Says...

Spotify today announced that its streaming music service has reached 113 million paying subscribers as of September 30, up from 108 million as of June 30. Spotify's monthly active user count also increased to 248 million through September, inclusive of users listening to its free, ad-supported tier.

In a letter to shareholders, part of its third quarter earnings results, Spotify said that publicly available data indicates that it is adding roughly twice as many subscribers per month as Apple Music:We continue to feel very good about our competitive position in the market. Relative to Apple, the publicly available data shows that we are adding roughly twice as...

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04:21
Spotify Reports Q3 2019 Results and Boasts that they...

In Spotify's Q3 financial results reported today they note: "We continue to feel very good about our competitive position in the market. Relative to Apple ...

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04:01
Today at Apple session tying into Apple TV+ '...




Marking the launch of animated children's series "Snoopy in Space" on Apple TV+, the Today at Apple initiative has added drawing classes in major Apple Stores.

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04:00
Tap Strap 2 AirMouse improves on the first version,...

The Tap Strap 2 introduces an AirMouse feature that lets you control devices such as iPads and smart TVs using hand gestures with its plug ’n play AirMouse functionality. 

This makes it an improvement over the first version, though it still maintains some of the quirks I could never master. You can read my original Tap review here.

The Tap Strap 2 AirMouse works right out of the box as a standard Bluetooth device, and doesn’t require any software drivers or calibration, which is certainly a plus. As an AirMouse, it has three user-selected modes of operation:

  • Mouse Mode, which lets you control a cursor, click and scroll just like you would with a standard mouse.

  • Multimedia Mode, which allows you to play,...

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04:00
The all-new Nvidia Shield TV costs $150, but packs...

Nvidia officially outs Shield TV Pro and Shield TV that both support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and use AI to upscale your streamed content

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03:58
Analysts expect good but unspectacular results from...

AAPL Q4 earnings are due to be reported on Wednesday, with Apple having given rather wide-ranging guidance of revenue between $61B and $64B.

There have been a series of reports since then suggesting that the iPhone 11 is selling well, but although analysts are expecting good results for the quarter, none are expecting Apple to hit the high end of its guidance …

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03:52
Bloomberg: Apple looks to energize HomeKit ecosystem...

According to a new report by Bloomberg, Apple is investing heavily in its smart home division in an attempt to grow Apple’s presence in the smart home market.

Whilst HomeKit has grown significantly in the last few years, it trails Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa platforms in terms of sheer number of compatible devices. The company is apparently looking at ways to encourage more manufacturers to make HomeKit accessories, and may even release smart home accessories of its own, following the HomePod’s muted reception.

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03:51
Bloomberg: Apple Increasing Hiring for Team Working...

Apple is ramping up hiring for a team working on new HomeKit-based software and devices, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, having posted at least 15 openings for engineering positions on the team in the last month.

The report claims the efforts are headed by Andreas Gal, the former CTO of Mozilla who joined Apple last year following the iPhone maker's acquisition of his artificial intelligence startup Silk Labs.

Details are vague, but one possibility is said to be new smart home devices beyond the HomePod speaker. Apple is also said to have explored creating a wide range of smart home accessories, such as modules for opening and closing windows, cabinets, and doors, but those efforts were reportedly put on hold.

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03:43
DigiTimes: 5G Era to Usher in Wide Adoption of...

Back in July, we reported on a rumor that Apple is considering using a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on its 2020 iPhones, allowing for a smoother on-screen experience. DigiTimes now reports that industry observers believe many 5G-era smartphones are likely to use upgraded displays capable of up to 120Hz refresh rates, reigniting speculation that next year's iPhones could use Apple's ProMotion display tech.

However, DigiTimes notes that whether Apple will adopt displays with a 120Hz refresh rate "remains to be seen."

The arrival of 5G is ushering in hardware upgrades to support related applications and services. It is expected more 5G smartphones will come with displays offering high refresh...

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03:29
‘Snoopy in Space’ Design Lab landing in Apple Stores

Peanuts fans will soon be able to shape the stories of their favorite characters. Apple is adding a new Design Lab to its series of Today at Apple sessions inspired by the upcoming Apple TV+ exclusive Snoopy in Space.

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03:11
Second iPhone 11 Pro camera test concludes ‘close to...

We yesterday reported on an iPhone 11 Pro camera test which pitted Apple’s flagship iPhone against a $7,500 Canon 1DX Mark II DSLR. YouTuber Matti Haapoja concluded that the iPhone’s performance was ‘scarily close’ to that of the high-end DSLR.

Today another photographer has also concluded that the contest between the iPhone 11 Pro camera and his Canon EOS 5D MkIV DSLR is ‘a close-run thing’ after an extensive photoshoot in the Scottish highlands …

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03:11
2020 iPhone predicted to get iPad Pro-style...




New supply chain rumors appear to corroborate previous reports that Apple will add high-refresh rate ProMotion displays to the 2020 iPhone lineup.

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03:00
How to use set up multi-user support in tvOS 13

tvOS 13 adds multi-user support, which makes it easy to switch between family members so everyone gets their own personalized entertainment experience. 

Users see their unique Up Next list and receive TV and movie recommendations based on their tastes. What’s more, the new Control Center also provides users with quick access to key Apple TV features, including system sleep and audio routing.

Use these steps to add a user.

On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Add New User. 

Select Continue, then select Enter New. 

Let the new user enter their iTunes Apple ID and password. Then click Sign In.

You can switch between user accounts to access your personal content in the Apple TV app, Apple Music, and the App Store. To do so:

Press and hold Apple TV App/Home on your Siri remote to bring up Control Center. Select the user account you want to switch to...

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03:00
How to stop getting a reminder to update to Catalina...

Apple is persistent about software updates. Since the updates are free, it’s not exactly a monetary motivation, though newer versions of macOS have an increasing number of services, like the new TV app in Catalina, which inherits previous features from iTunes and will allow Apple TV+ subscriptions when they arrive.

Many people simply aren’t ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina, and may be waiting for a “dot one” release—10.15.1—or for “never.” How can you prevent a persistent update reminder and badge? It involves some command-line instructions.

Warning!

Whenever you work at the command line, you need to enter instructions exactly and it’s best to have a current complete backup before you start just in case.

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02:47
CGS: blend of automation, human interaction will...

CGS — a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services — has announced findings from its 2019 CGS Customer Service Chatbots & Channels Survey. The results showed that consumers willingness to use AI as a go-to resource is waning as they struggle to have productive interactions.

CGS surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their preferences around customer service interactions. Consumers were surveyed as to what scenarios they are most concerned with, what...

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02:47
CGS: blend of automation, human interaction will...

CGS — a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services — has announced findings from its 2019 CGS Customer Service Chatbots & Channels Survey. The results showed that consumers willingness to use AI as a go-to resource is waning as they struggle to have productive interactions.

CGS surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their preferences around customer service interactions. Consumers were surveyed as to what scenarios they are most concerned with, what...

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02:47
CGS: blend of automation, human interaction will...

CGS — a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services — has announced findings from its 2019 CGS Customer Service Chatbots & Channels Survey. The results showed that consumers willingness to use AI as a go-to resource is waning as they struggle to have productive interactions.

CGS surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their preferences around customer service interactions. Consumers were surveyed as to what scenarios they are most concerned with, what...

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02:47
CGS: blend of automation, human interaction will...

CGS — a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services — has announced findings from its 2019 CGS Customer Service Chatbots & Channels Survey. The results showed that consumers willingness to use AI as a go-to resource is waning as they struggle to have productive interactions.

CGS surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their preferences around customer service interactions. Consumers were surveyed as to what scenarios they are most concerned with, what...

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02:32
Apple's $399 'iPhone SE 2' launches...




Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the so-called "iPhone SE 2" will begin mass production in January, ahead of a launch at the end of March 2020.

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02:22
Digitimes: 2020 iPhone to feature 120Hz high refresh...

As iPhone 11 season continues, rumors begin to pick up about what is in store for the 2020 iPhone. Many are expecting significant design changes after three years of the same iPhone X series chassis (perhaps with a more squared off design reminiscent of the iPhone 4).

Digitimes is reporting that next year’s iPhone will feature a 120Hz screen like the ProMotion iPad Pros, except the iPhone will be a high refresh rate OLED panel whereas the iPad is LCD. All iPhones to date include 60 Hz displays.

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02:15
Apple encourages iPhone 5 users to update to iOS 10....

We all have that friend that refuses to update their version of iOS on their older iPhone.

It’s time for them to update.

Back in July, Apple released rare bug-fix updates for older versions of its operating system: iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6. This was necessary to help keep older iPhones and iPads maintain accurate location functionality as the GPS network goes through a time rollover transition.

Given that the issue is even more serious for the iPhone 5, Apple has sent out alerts to owners of the handset stating that they must update to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3rd. Should the iPhone 5 not be updated in time, the handset will be unable to connect to the internet entirely, including web browsing in Safari, email, iCloud and App Store services.

iPhone 5 owners will be presented with the dialog box stating that they need to perform the update.

Should users miss the update by the November 3rd deadline, they’ll need to connect to a computer and...

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02:00
Apple Watch Series 5 now available in South Korea,...

If you’re living in South Korea, Thailand, or Brazil, the Apple Watch Series 5 has just arrived.

Apple will begin selling the smartwatch soon at roughly the same price point in the U.S. as well as Korea or Thailand, where the device sells for 539,000 ($458) and 13,400 ($444) respectively.

The device will be significantly more expensive in Brazil, where prices will start around R$3,999 ($996).

The Apple Watch Series 5 features an ultra-low power display driver that works with optimized watch faces to deliver what is in theory an all-day 18-hour battery life. A number of users have commented that the Apple Watch Series 5 battery does run down a little faster than the Apple Watch Series 4’s battery.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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02:00
Apple patent filing hints at iPhones, iPads with...

Apple has applied for another patent (number 20190324503) — one of a dozen or so — for an “electronic device with a wrap-around display” that hints at a iPhone with a wrap-around screen. And — who knows? — perhaps iPads, as well.

In the patent filing, Apple says that in the last few years the functionality of portable electronic devices has increased “exponentially” and that improvements can be realized by investigating ways to maximize the utility of unused portions of these devices. The tech giant says that, unfortunately, the current form factor, leaves the sides and rear surfaces of an device unused or at best configured with buttons and switches with fixed location and functionality. 

Since many of these buttons and switches have fixed functionality they can’t always be incorporated into third party applications. Apple wants to change this.

Here’s the summary of the patent: “A consumer electronic product includes at...

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02:00
Bose Portable Home Speaker review: This mobile smart...

Doing more with less, Bose challenges the Sonos Move and almost prevails.

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02:00
Swift Publisher 5.5 review: Affordable DTP software...

As someone who still burns a fair amount of DVDs and Blu-rays, I was alarmed to discover my favorite Mac applications for printing disc labels have been either abandoned entirely (R.I.P. Disclabel) or become victims of the macOS Catalina 32-bit “app-ocalypse” (Disc Cover). Thankfully, BeLight Software comes to the rescue by incorporating the latter into their already awesome page layout software.

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A free update for owners of version 5.0, Swift Publisher 5.5 adds a ton of awesome functionality to the most capable and affordable Mac desktop publishing software. This $20 app already gave the likes of Adobe InDesign a run for its money with two-page spreads, unlimited layers, master pages, rich text tools, and print/export of projects in RGB or CMYK...

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01:55
Kuo: 'iPhone SE 2' Entering Mass...

Apple's "iPhone SE 2" is scheduled to go into mass production in January 2020 and will launch at the end of March, according to the latest information from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The timing basically tallies with Kuo's previous reports on the so-called "‌iPhone SE 2‌," in which he predicted a Q1 2020 release for the device, which is expected to start at $399.

Relying on historical patterns in Apple's product release schedule to predict future launches is not without risk, but March has traditionally been the launch month of Apple's more affordable iPhone.

The original iPhone SE was announced on March 21, 2016, pre-orders began on March 24 and the...

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Sunday October 27

23:01
Hyper launches convenient and durable ‘Keychain,’ ‘...

Hyper is out today with a new lineup of USB-C to Lightning cables that makes it convenient to keep one handy in about any scenario. The new HyperDrive Cable series includes Keychain, Lanyard, and Tough. All of the cables are MFi certified and make use of bulletproof ballistic nylon for high durability and longevity.

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16:40
Trick allows RCS messaging on virtually any Android...

Google is trying to speed up RCS' rollout on Android, but you might have a way to enable it sooner than that. Reddit users have posted a trick that lets you enable the richer texting on any compatible Android phone, regardless of carrier. The proce...

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15:38
Review: Noah & Grey wood, steel, & leather...




A premium smartphone like the iPhone 11 Pro warrants a high-class and durable wireless charger to match. The hand-constructed Noah and Grey wireless charger's wood and steel construction seems to fit the bill quite nicely.

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15:21
'Overwatch 2' may debut at BlizzCon with a...

Diablo IV isn't the only high-profile game rumored to debut at BlizzCon. ESPN claims to have a training document revealing plans to introduce Overwatch 2 at the event, which starts November 1st. The description suggests it may be more of a refineme...

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14:07
Air Force's X-37B space plane lands after...

There was no doubt that the US Air Force's X-37B was going to break its own record for time spent in orbit, but it's now clear by how much. The mysterious Boeing-made space plane has landed at Kennedy Space Center after 780 days in orbit, comfortabl...

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12:48
UK set to allow Huawei in 'non-contentious...

After months of talk, the UK is reportedly close to letting Huawei into its 5G networks. Sunday Times sources claim Prime Minister Boris Johnson is close to allowing the Chinese tech giant into "non-contentious" parts of 5G service in the country....

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11:31
Bookends 13.2.7 - Reference management and...

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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11:29
Gothalion is the latest big Twitch streamer to...

Add another major streamer to the ranks of those jumping from Twitch to Mixer. Well-known Destiny streamer Cory "Gothalion" Michael (aka KingGothalion) has announced that he will exclusively stream on Mixer starting on October 29th. He explained it...

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10:16
Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test...

Facebook's stance on truth in political ads has been put to the test. The social media giant has removed a 'stunt' ad from a Political Action Committee, the Really Online Lefty League, that falsely claimed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported...

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09:44
Editorial: How Apple beat Samsung in the 2010 global...




Apple hasn't been outpacing Samsung in mobile Application Processor design over the past decade simply due to a first-mover advantage or by just having smarter people designing its silicon. Here's a look at how Apple first snuck past a larger and more entrenched silicon rival to gain its lead in advanced mobile chips, and why it matters to the future of tech.

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09:00
The best wireless charging station now that Apple...

By Nick Guy

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to wireless charging stations now...

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07:58
When will watchOS 6 be released for Apple Watch...

watchOS 6 has been available for over a month…but only for the Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4, and Series 5. If you have an older Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 2, you’re still waiting on that watchOS 6 update. Here’s what we know about when it might be released.

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07:30
After Math: Hoping against hope

In uncertain times like these, staying optimistic can be a real challenge. But whether you keep yourself centered with meditation, daily affirmations or sheer stubbornness, take a cue from this week in rose tinted headlines.

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06:30
New video pits the iPhone 11 Pro against a Canon...

The iPhone 11 Pro camera has been put to the test in numerous different scenarios so far, including competing with the Pixel 4, Night Mode tests, and more. Now, YouTuber Matti Haapoja has put the iPhone 11 Pro to the test against a $7,500 DSLR camera.

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05:49
Review: Jabra Elite 85h ANC headphones pack serious...




The Jabra Elite 85h ANC headphones are subtly designed and hide some seriously smart features, such as automatically pausing playback when removed, as well as having a dedicated button to call for a digital assistant.

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05:40
Apple's iPhone 11 Launched in South Korea...

On Friday Apple's iPhone 11 went on sale in South Korea with better than expected results

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05:29
This week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumors,...

In this week’s top stories: Apple hid a Lightning connector in the Apple TV 4K, new iOS 13.2 beta, Dark Mode’s affect on battery life, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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05:03
Google Assistant is ready to find your Tile tracker

As promised, Google Assistant can now help find your Tile trackers with very little effort. Link the Bluetooth gadget in the Google Home app, set up Voice Match in Assistant and you can ask the voice helper to locate your trackers (and hopefully, th...

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05:00
Comment: How can you make a true backup of iCloud...

I’ve been obsessed with photo management and photo backup for years now. Before iCloud Photos, I used services like Everpix (RIP), Loom, and others. I’m all in on iCloud Photos, but I also let Google Photos and Amazon Photos upload my photos as well. My iCloud Photo library has grown to the place where I can no longer keep it all offline on my laptop (500GB) and still have room for other things. This situation makes my Time Machine and Backblaze backup useless for my photos since the majority of them are in iCloud. I’d love to see Apple or another company offer a way to...

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00:43
Nissan's dual-motor Leaf test car hints at...

If Nissan is going to build production versions of EV concepts like the Ariya, it's going to need considerably more from its electric powerplants. Thankfully, that work is well underway. The car brand has unveiled a Leaf-based test car that packs d...

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Saturday October 26

19:40
Apple warns iPhone 5 owners to update if they want...

if you're still clinging to your iPhone 5 for dear life, you'll want to be sure it's running the latest available software -- the consequences could be serious if you don't. Apple has started warning iPhone 5 owners with full-screen alerts that they...

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18:24
Apple's Core i9 MacBook Pro falls to $2,499 at...




Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro with multiple upgrades is on sale at both Amazon and B&H this weekend, with the 8-core model dropping to $2,499 after a $300 cash discount.

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17:36
Healthcare risk algorithm had 'significant...

There's more evidence of algorithms demonstrating racial bias. Researchers have determined that a "widely used" risk prediction algorithm from a major (but unnamed) healthcare provider had a "significant racial bias." While it didn't directly consi...

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16:19
Facebook AI can 'hide' people from facial...

Facebook has already stopped using facial recognition by default, but now it might have a way for people to dodge facial recognition altogether. Its researchers have developed an AI system that can "de-identify" people in real time, including live v...

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15:00
Review: ColorWare custom-painted AirPods look...




If you are tired of the normal white AirPods, a custom-painted pair of Apple's audio accessories from ColorWave could be a good alternative for people wanting a more personalized set. A matte black pair with a vibrant red case are put through their paces to see how they hold up under use.

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14:54
Uber Eats test offers cooking classes and dining...

Uber has started experimenting with a new feature that could eventually rival Airbnb's Experiences. According to Forbes, the company has sent an email to San Francisco-based Uber Eats customers, telling them that they can book Uber Moments offerings...

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13:35
Tesla update gives EVs more power and '...

Tesla's latest earnings call hinted at an update that would boost its electric cars' performance, and now that update appears to be rolling out -- with a few extras in store. Drivers receiving the upgrade get roughly five percent more power thanks t...

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13:02
Apple advises iPhone 5 owners to update to iOS 10.3....




Apple has started to warn owners of the iPhone 5 to update their devices from their current iOS version to iOS 10.3.4 by November 3 to continue using the App Store and iCloud, or face updating only by performing a backup and restore with a Mac or PC beyond that date.

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12:20
Apple Arcade's latest additions include '...

Apple has added five more games to its Arcade game subscription service, making its selection more robust like it promised at launch. First in the new list is Fallen Knight by FairPlay Studios, a side scrolling action platformer where you play Lancel...

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12:00
Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to...

You may remember that, back in July, Apple released rare bug-fix updates for older versions of its operating system: iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6. This was necessary to help keep older iPhones and iPads maintain accurate location functionality as the GPS network goes through a time rollover transition.

However, the problem is even more serious for iPhone 5. Apple is sending out alerts to iPhone 5 owners that their phones must be updated to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3. If the iPhone 5 is not updated in time, it will be unable to connect to the internet entirely, including web browsing in Safari, email, iCloud and App Store services.

more…

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11:56
The History of Computing Podcast: Susan Kare And Why...
11:18
Chinese report suggests ‘AirPods Pro’ will come in...

The rumours around new AirPods continue to build. A Chinese report today from Economic Daily News indicates that Apple will sell the ‘AirPods Pro’ in multiple colors, like black, white and midnight green. This would be significant as obviously the current AirPods only come in white.

more…

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11:03
Trump administration may blacklist Chinese firms...

The US trade war is meant in part to punish China for allowing intellectual property theft, but the Trump administration might not be convinced it goes far enough. Washington Post sources claim that White House advisor Peter Navarro is exploring a p...

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10:49
AirPods Pro to Feature New Colors, Including Black...

"AirPods Pro" will come in as many as eight colors, including White, Black, and a new Midnight Green finish to match iPhone 11 Pro models, according to a Chinese-language report from the Economic Daily News.

AirPods Pro concept via Jablíčkář.cz

Google's machine translation of the report is not easy to decipher, so the source of the information is unclear. Eight colors would certainly be a lot, although it is not out of the question given that Apple has made Beats headphones like the Solo3 available in over a dozen colors over the years.

The report also backs rumors that the AirPods Pro will feature active noise cancellation and water resistance. Last...

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09:48
Apple is Considering Giving Priority to Third-Party...

On Tuesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Delivered a Speech about the Company's work on Climate Change and more at the 30th Anniversary of Ceres." After his speech Cook sat down the GQ for a brief interview. Our report touches on one of the main points that stood out

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09:47
Recommended Reading: How memes became political...

How memes got weaponized: A short history
Joan Donovan,
MIT Technology Review

Memes are entertaining, but they've also become key weapons in politics and the spread of misinformation. This piece starts with just one of many insane stories: "In Oct...

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08:28
Windows 10X leak reveals a mix of desktop and mobile...

Microsoft has already teased a few details for Windows 10X, but a leak has revealed a whole lot more. Well-known sleuther WalkingCat discovered a (since-pulled) document cache detailing Windows 10X's interface, and it's clear the changes extend far...

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08:00
Review: Elago AW3 is a great AirPods case for retro...




If you want to not only protect your AirPods but to also transform them into a quirky 1984 Macintosh, then the Elago AW3 is your new best friend.

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06:44
Apple's Craig Federighi offers aspiring...




Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi has offered some advice to an aspiring programmer in an email, with the Apple executive advising to keep studying, become an expert, broaden their horizons, and to follow their heart.

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06:41
Tim Cook talks iPhone trade-in growth, Apple’s...

Earlier this week, Tim Cook gave the keynote address at a Ceres sustainability gala. At that same event, the Apple CEO sat down with GQ to talk more about Apple’s sustainability goals as they relate to the iPhone, retail, and more.

more…

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06:00
The Morning After: Using computer modeling to make...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! This week we reviewed the Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Surface Pro 7, Canon M6 Mark II and GoPro Max. Once you've given those a look along with some other news highlights from the last few day...

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05:06
AT&T looks to match Apple TV+ and Disney+ promos...

While Apple TV+ and Disney+ are both slated to launch in less than a month, the debut of HBO Max is also on the horizon. In a new interview with Retuers, AT&T COO John Stankey said that the company will give HBO Max to current subscribers for free.

more…

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05:02
NASA's VIPER rover will look for water ice on...

Before NASA takes humanity back to the Moon, it'll first send a golf cart-sized robot to the lunar south pole where the crewed Artemis mission will also land. The machine, called Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover or VIPER, will look for...

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05:00
Making the Grade: Are esports the next big thing in...

A few years ago, I heard about Twitch and the idea of people watching other people play video games. I didn’t understand the appeal. Why would someone want to someone else play a game when they could play it themselves? I heard someone explain it in a podcast, though. They said it’s no different than sports. I can certainly play basketball, but I also enjoy watching it as well. Video games are no different. As time has gone on, it’s become clear that a new trend is happening around gaming that cannot be ignored: esports in schools. more…

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04:55
Hopper Disassembler 4.5.17- - Binary disassembler,...

Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



Version 4.5.17:

  • Handles endbr32 and endbr64 instructions,
  • Adds a few methods to handle arrays in Python API,...
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04:49
Iridient Developer 3.3.8 - Powerful image-editing...

Iridient Developer (was RAW Developer) is a powerful image-conversion application designed specifically for OS X. Iridient Developer gives advanced photographers total control over every aspect of their digital camera's output, yet still provides easy drag-and-drop conversion convenience and access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Iridient developer supports RAW files from over 620 digital camera models.



Version 3.3.8:
New features:

  • Support added for RAW images from the Sony A7R IV (ILCE-7RM4), A9 II (ILCE-9M2), A6600 (ILCE-6600), A6100 (ILCE-6100) and RX100 VII (DSC-RX100M7).
  • Support added for RAW images from the Nikon Z 50.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Panasonic DC-S1, DC-S1R and DC-S1H.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Olympus E-M5 Mark III and E-PL10.
  • Support added for...
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04:34
OpenEmu 2.1 - Open Source game-emulation app (beta).

OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time... For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.

Features

  • Library - One of the standout features of OpenEmu is how it organizes all your games into one unique, unified games library. Watch as backups of the games (ROMs) you already own are gracefully added to their appropriate library and box art is magically added. You can even create your own 'collections' mix and matched from different consoles.
  • Controls and Controllers - Any generic HID compliant USB or Bluetooth game controller should work with OpenEmu out of the box. OpenEmu now automatically maps controls for the following recognized devices in our database:...
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04:13
Florida man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for...

The US Department of Justice has announced that it has charged a 30 year old man from Miami, Florida in conjunction with an Apple Pay fraud conspiracy. The man had previously pleaded guilty to the charges, while three of co-conspirators have also been sentenced.

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04:00
How to unpair and erase your Apple Watch

Preparing your Apple Watch for resale? You’ll need to unpair it and erase its data. First, you’ll need to disconnect your devices. Here’s how:

Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together as you unpair them.

Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Go to the My Watch tab and tap your watch at the top of the screen. 

Tap the little circled “i” next to the watch that you want to unpair. 

Tap unpair Apple Watch.

For Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) or Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), choose to keep or remove your cellular plan. If you want to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone again, keep your plan. 

If you don't want to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone again, remove your plan. If you aren't going to pair with a different watch or iPhone, you might need to contact your carrier to cancel your cellular subscription.

Tap again to confirm....

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03:37
djay Pro 2.0.15 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Its unique modern interface is built around a sophisticated integration with iTunes and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, and hardware integration give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.

Note: This application contains in-app purchases.



Version 2.0.15:

  • Added support for showing tracks in Music app on macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Added support for exporting playlists to Music app on macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Reduced load times of music library on macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Fixed issue where manual grid start point was sometimes reset
  • Fixed issue with Pioneer DDJ-SB2 where Shift + Browse push was not mapped
  • Various bug fixes and performance...
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03:00
Notable apps and updates, Oct. 21-26

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

iOS

Fender has launched its all-new second subscription-based app, Fender Songs, which gives guitarists, ukulele players and pianists access to chords and lyrics to their favorite songs. 

With Apple Music streaming, players are able to access millions of songs to learn, practice, play, and sing along in an immersive experience with audio for each track. The app features verified chord content and suggested songs to play based on a user’s Apple Music listening history, along with three interactive stages to support a player’s learning journey of their current...

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00:25
Rats can drive tiny cars, and they find it relaxing...

By Sven Gustafson

We now have an answer to the age-old question of whether rats can learn to drive a vehicle, and the result is a resounding yes. What's more, the vermin even seem to find the whole endeavor relaxing.

Researchers at the University o...

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Friday October 25

21:24
Photos claim to show 'AirPods Pro'...




A pair of images posted online late Friday supposedly offer a closer look at a charging case for an unreleased AirPods product rumored to launch in October.

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20:30
New Images of Rumored AirPods Pro Charging Case

New images of the rumored AirPods Pro appeared on SlashLeaks this evening. The new images don't reveal anything new, but do show what appears to be an assembled AirPods Pro charging case in higher quality images than have previously leaked.

Previously leaked images were of lower quality showing the plastic enclosures of the upcoming AirPods. The original leaks were initially dismissed until icons matching the design were found a recent iOS 13.2 Beta release.

Multiple reports have suggested that the new higher end AirPods could be launching imminently. These new AirPods are expected to have noise canceling technology as well as a higher price tag than the current AirPods. Some retailers have even started...

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19:38
Leaked audio captures Sundar Pichai discussing leaks...

Tonight the Washington Post has published audio from a Google all-hands meeting that took place on Thursday, as execs responded to employee questions about a number of issues. Those include the hiring of a former Department of Homeland Security staff...

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19:06
New Disney+ talk show will be hosted by a Jim Henson...

Disney+ has added a new talk show entitled Earth to Ned to its lineup of non-scripted originals -- and it's hosted by a blue alien and his lieutenant. A blue Jim Henson puppet alien named Ned and his lieutenant Cornelius, to be exact, who were sent t...

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16:59
Positive Grid's Spark amp helps you learn and...

Guitar amps are getting more connected and more flexible. Boss' latest Katana offerings simulates 10 different amp models and 60 effects. While Yamaha's THR line features a rechargeable battery and wireless connectivity. Positive Grid is taking thing...

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16:38
Apple Supplier TSMC is Extremely Important to DARPA...

TSMC is the leading chip maker in the world hands down. While Apple is a huge customer for iDevice processors, their list of customers reads like an all star team. Yet most don't know that DARPA is a customer ..

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15:28
DoD's $10 billion 'Jedi' cloud...

After a couple years of competition, the US Department of Defense has awarded a lucrative contract for cloud computing services to Microsoft. It beat out Amazon, the only other remaining competitor after others were weeded out or, in the case of Goog...

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15:25
A Reminder from Apple: "There's more...

Apple: "We believe your privacy should never be something you have to question.

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15:25
Donald Trump is not a fan of Face ID on iPhone




In a tweet addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday, Trump bemoaned the new "swipe" to unlock interface of Face ID, saying the older Touch ID home button was "FAR better."

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14:28
Apple urges customers to keep data safe in new...




Apple on Friday published the latest ad in its "Privacy on iPhone" series, detailing the treasure trove of personal, sensitive data stored on our mobile devices and subtly suggesting iPhone is the only way to keep that information safe.

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14:25
The Curious Design of Mail’s Message Action Toolbar...

David Ingram, writing for NBC News:

Shannon Watts always replied to emails the same way: by touching
the reply icon, tucked in a familiar spot near the bottom right
corner of her iPhone. Then, one day a few weeks ago, the icon
wasn’t there — and neither was the email. It was deleted by
accident.

It’s happened dozens of times since, frustrating Watts and many
other iPhone users who’ve been tripped up by a minor change rolled
out last month by Apple, a company renowned for its
forward-thinking design.

In the newest version of the iPhone email app, the trash icon is
now where the reply icon used to be. And they’re too close
together for some people.

The change is perfectly illustrated and summarized in this tweet by...

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14:24
Tesla unveils its easier to install Solar Roof

After spending a good amount of time talking about Tesla Energy during its earnings call earlier this week, the company announced its new Solar Roof tiles. According to CEO Elon Musk, if you need a new roof, installing these tiles will be cheaper tha...

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14:23
Apple highlights iPhone privacy with new ‘Simple as...

Apple has shared a new one-minute ad focused on iPhone privacy. The video highlights how much private information we have stored on smartphones and that it should belong to “you.”

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14:20
Apple Shares New 'Simple as That' Ad in...

Apple this afternoon shared a new "Privacy on iPhone" ad on its YouTube channel, highlighting the company's support of customer privacy.

The spot is a simple overview of a city that zooms across office buildings, homes, and more, before centering on a girl with an iPhone 11 Pro Max, all while a voice over talks about the importance of privacy.

Right now, there is more private information on your phone than in your home. Think about that. So many details about your life right in your pocket. This makes privacy more important now than ever.

Your location, your messages, your heart rate after a run. These are private things. Personal things. And they should belong to you. Simple as that.The video ends with the tagline "Privacy. That's iPhone," and in the video description, Apple says that privacy should be simple and straightforward.We believe your privacy should never be something you have to question...

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13:32
News round-up: Five more games come to Apple Arcade...

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

Another five games have been added to Apple Arcade: The new titles include side-scrolling action platformer "Fallen Knight" by FairPlay Studios, barnyard game "Hogwash" by Bossa Studios, the getaway "Lifelike: Chapter One" by Kunabi Brother, puzzler "Tales of Memo" by Tendays Studio, and roleplaying folktale "Yaga" by Versus Evil. 

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Financial services firm Cowen predicts that Apple will post a record $90 billion holiday quarter driving by demand for the iPhone 11 line and Services.

The Apple Watch Series 5 models are now available in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand.

Apple CEO Tim Cook...

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13:16
9to5Rewards: MacBook Pro giveaway + 60% off Infinity...

This month we’re giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s latest MacBook Pro to celebrate the launch of the new Infinity Cable from Chargeasap. For a limited time, you can also get up to 60% off the new Infinity Cable – the first magnetic cable with interchangeable connectors for USB-C, Lightning and micro-USB and 100W Power Delivery support:

Get Infinity Cable w/ Lightning, USB-C, and micro-USB connectors up to 60% off

Head below to enter:

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12:59
Sen. Schumer proposes a $454 billion electric...

In a recently published New York Times op-ed, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said he'll introduce new legislation if Democrats win the Senate in 2020 to help Americans trade in their gasoline cars for electric vehicles (EV). The ulti...

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12:58
Apple wants to help ‘upgrade’ United Airlines’...

According to Bloomberg, Apple plans to work with United Airlines to “upgrade” United’s terminal at San Francisco International Airport. The article doesn’t explain exactly what that will entail.

However, Linda Jojo, executive vice president, told Bloomberg that “the Apple team in San Francisco has been in our baggage hold areas, customer service and the lobbies.” The article adds that parts of the current terminal look dated, and Apple, which is really into design and appearances, uses United as its corporate airline, spending spends $150 million annually with the company on flights.

What’s more, United has purchased more than 100,000 Apple devices for employees.



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12:43
Man gets four years in prison for $1.5M Apple Pay...




A U.S. district judge has sentenced a 30-year-old Miami resident to over four years in federal prison for his part in a criminal enterprise that leveraged Apple Pay to make more than $1.5 million in purchases using victims' credit cards.

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12:24
A Samsung Patent Covers a Wide Collection of...

Earlier this month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that rolls a series of patents into one that covers a wide array of possible future foldable and bendable display devices. The patent contains 135 patent figures to review. Our report focuses on three sets of patent figures and a link to the original patent for you to review.

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11:57
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Catalina, iOS and Alexa,...

There have been many complaints about the new versions of macOS and iOS since their release. Dave and I talk about that, as well as looking at the security of Google and Amazon’s voice assistant products.

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11:48
'Command & Conquer' remaster is...

Petroglyph, Lemon Sky and EA are finally ready to offer a glimpse at the Command & Conquer remaster, and it's evident the game won't veer far from its roots. A newly-posted first peek at the real-time strategy game shows that it really is just t...

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11:29
Hands-On With Google's MacBook Air-Style...

Google earlier this month unveiled the Pixelbook Go, a new premium Chromebook that's similar to a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro, but Chrome OS.

In our latest video, we went hands-on with the Pixelbook Go to see how it measures up to Apple's ‌MacBook Air‌ (the two have similar price points) and whether or not it can serve as a ‌MacBook Air‌ replacement.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

Design wise, the Pixelbook Go looks rather similar to a MacBook featuring a lightweight chassis, a large trackpad, a 13-inch display with slim side bezels and a thicker top/bottom bezel, a keyboard with speaker grilles at each side, and a similar hinge mechanism.

A G logo at the...

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11:26
The Pixel 4 box is hiding an AR Easter egg

If you were one of the first people to scoop up a Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL, you might want to try pointing Google Lens at the rear of the box when you receive your phone. That's because Google has hidden an augmented reality Easter egg on the pac...

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11:25
∞ Tim Cook’s interview with People

Six years ago, Tim Cook, who took the reins at Apple after the death of its founder, Steve Jobs, called renowned CNN anchor Anderson Cooper to set up a meeting with him. Cook was about to make a decision that would reverberate around the world and he wanted Cooper’s advice. “My style is when I’m doing something complex that I’ve never done before, I always try to make a list of those people who have come before and approach this point,” he shares.
What he was doing was much more complex. Cook, 59, had decided to publish a column where he would share with the world that he was gay, making him the first, and until then only, leader of a Fortune 500 company to come out of the closet. Five years later, speaking slowly and with a slight smile, he says: “I have not regretted it for one minute. Not at all.”

What he was doing was much more complex. Cook, 59, had decided to publish a column where he would share with the world that he was gay, making him the first, and until...

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11:19
∞ Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

The government in its indictment alleges that Levoff used inside information from Apple, including financial results before they were published, to trade Apple stock. He’s facing six counts of securities fraud and six counts of wire fraud.

He only realized just over $500,000 with the insider information, which hardly seems worth the effort for someone in his position. The real irony is that he was in charge of making sure employees didn’t do insider trading. Oomph.

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11:07
Future iPhones Expected to Adopt Apple Watch's...

Apple plans to use a low-power backplane technology called LTPO for future iPhones, according to Korean website The Elec. The backplane is responsible for turning individual pixels on and off on the display.

From the report:Apple, meanwhile, is moving to more widely apply LTPO panels to its iPhones. This means it needs to find ways to work together with Samsung Display, which is holding its own in terms of both technological prowess and production capacity in the small and mid-sized OLED sector.LTPO, or low-temperature polycrystalline oxide, has an Oxide TFT structure that uses up to 15 percent less power than LTPS, or low-temperature polysilicon, the backplane technology that Apple currently uses. Naturally, that could contribute to longer battery life on future iPhones.

...

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10:54
Hyundai will offer free self-driving rides in Irvine...

A handful of Californians are about to experience self-driving cars first-hand. Hyundai, Via and (appropriately enough) Pony.ai are debuting a driverless ride hailing BotRide service in Irvine on November 4th. A group of "several hundred" residents...

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10:48
How to fix iCloud terms and conditions bug in macOS...

If you’ve updated to the latest version of macOS, you may have noticed an issue with the new terms and conditions. Follow along for two ways to fix the iCloud terms and conditions bug in macOS Catalina.

more…

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10:30
First episode of SEE shows that Apple TV+ is not...

Before Apple TV+ was official, there were a lot of rumors and reporting that Apple was strictly focusing on ‘family-friendly’ content and telling producers to avoid adult scenes depicting sex and violence.

As reported by Sigmund Judge of Screentimes.net, who attended a screening of the first episode, Apple TV+’s premier show ‘SEE’ does not shy away from depicting adult themes in any way, and the events of the episode make a big statement that the rumors were simply incorrect.

more…

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10:30
'Avengers Damage Control' is the ideal VR...

If you're still emotionally wiped out by Avengers Endgame, The Void and ILMxLab's latest VR entry might soothe your geeky soul. Avengers Damage Control is more than just a mere virtual reality game, like the upcoming Iron Man title for the PlayStatio...

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10:00
Here's everything you need for your new Pixel 4

After months of leaks, Google's Pixel 4 and 4 XL are finally available in stores. Touted as Android's answer to iPhones, there are already a healthy number of Pixel accessories to choose from. Here are some of our picks to get you started.

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09:46
Apple's sustainability goals continue to grow,...




Apple continues to strive for a 100 percent closed-loop supply chain, encourages others to produce mindfully, and strives to solidify the company as a pinnacle of environmentally-forward thinking.

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09:46
Jaguar's 'first' all-electric...

Jaguar has unveiled its first-ever electric hypercar. There's just one catch: for the moment, it will only exist inside of Gran Turismo Sport. The all-wheel-drive Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé draws inspiration from the company's past race...

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09:43
Apple plans to 'upgrade' San Francisco...




Apple and United Airlines are reportedly planning to upgrade the latter's airport terminal. The airline revealed the news but said it was being "deliberately vague" about Apple's aims.

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09:34
Verizon’s 5G network is available in (parts of)...

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has expanded its 5G Ultra Wideband coverage to Dallas and Omaha, Nebraska. The service is now available in 15 cities, including Denver, Atlanta, DC, Detroit, Indianapolis and New York.

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09:25
Apple in talks with business partner United Airlines...

Back in January this year, United Airlines accidentally revealed that Apple was its number one customer with an annual spend of $150 million. Now, it appears the airline and Apple are in early talks about upgrading its terminal at SFO.

more…

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09:10
Apple in Talks With United Airlines Over Terminal...

Apple has been meeting with United Airlines over upgrades for United's terminal at the San Francisco International airport, according to a Bloomberg article and multiple tweets from attendees at United's meeting with the media in Chicago.

United has been talking with Apple about potential design ideas for its customer waiting areas at the San Francisco airport, where Apple is known to be one of United's biggest customers thanks to all of the Apple employees that regularly fly out of SFO.

The plan is for Apple to help United reconfigure areas in the airport, though what that specifically means is unclear. Linda Jojo, executive vice president of United Airlines Holdings, mentioned spots Apple employees...

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08:42
TCL’s tri-fold prototype phone folds in thirds like...

Now that we have phones that fold in half, companies are starting to imagine phones that fold in thirds. In January, Xiaomi teased a concept phone that folds on both sides. This week, CNET got its hands on another concept by TCL. This one starts as a...

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08:19
MacX DVD Ripper Pro ready for macOS Catalina

MacXDVD Software has announced MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0, an update of its flagship DVD ripper for macOS and Windows. 

The app can rip protected/homemade DVDs to just about any format, such as MP4 H.264 and H.265. Version 6.5.0 offers support for DVD ripping and backup on macOS Catalina.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0, normally priced at $67.95, is 56% off at $29.95 during the Halloween holiday. You can purchase it at https://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro/; a demo is available for download.

The post MacX DVD Ripper Pro ready for macOS Catalina appeared first on MacTech.com.

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08:19
MacX DVD Ripper Pro ready for macOS Catalina

MacXDVD Software has announced MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0, an update of its flagship DVD ripper for macOS and Windows. 

The app can rip protected/homemade DVDs to just about any format, such as MP4 H.264 and H.265. Version 6.5.0 offers support for DVD ripping and backup on macOS Catalina.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0, normally priced at $67.95, is 56% off at $29.95 during the Halloween holiday. You can purchase it at https://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro/; a demo is available for download.

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08:19
MacX DVD Ripper Pro ready for macOS Catalina

MacXDVD Software has announced MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0, an update of its flagship DVD ripper for macOS and Windows. 

The app can rip protected/homemade DVDs to just about any format, such as MP4 H.264 and H.265. Version 6.5.0 offers support for DVD ripping and backup on macOS Catalina.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0, normally priced at $67.95, is 56% off at $29.95 during the Halloween holiday. You can purchase it at https://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro/; a demo is available for download.

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08:19
MacX DVD Ripper Pro ready for macOS Catalina

MacXDVD Software has announced MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0, an update of its flagship DVD ripper for macOS and Windows. 

The app can rip protected/homemade DVDs to just about any format, such as MP4 H.264 and H.265. Version 6.5.0 offers support for DVD ripping and backup on macOS Catalina.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0, normally priced at $67.95, is 56% off at $29.95 during the Halloween holiday. You can purchase it at https://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro/; a demo is available for download.

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08:19
Zane Lowe's new Beats 1 show is all about new...

This summer, Apple created New Music Daily, a curated playlist with the latest and most popular tracks from around the world. Today, it's launching a companion radio broadcast on Beats 1. The weekly show, "New Music Daily with Zane Lowe," will featur...

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08:07
Apple-1 in ‘almost perfect condition’ w/ custom wood...

We usually see a couple of functioning Apple-1 computers up for sale each year and they usually net around $300,000-$600,000 depending on the condition and included accessories, manuals, software, etc. Now the latest working Apple-1 has gone up for sale with a steep price close to $2 million.

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08:05
Apple Files Trademarks for Afterburner & Apple...

Earlier today Apple filed for two trademarks in Europe relating to 'Apple Afterburner,' a key component for the new Mac Pro, first introduced at their WWDC 2019 conference in California in June. Apple also filed for the trademark 'Apple Pro Display XDR' filed in the U.S.

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08:00
Apple AirPods 2 drop to $125, the lowest price ever...




As part of eBay's pre-Black Friday sale, shoppers can pick up Apple AirPods 2 for a record low $125. This $35 discount is part of the company's Friday Drops promotion and will most likely sell out quickly.

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08:00
The best smart outdoor lighting for backyards,...

By Rachel Cericola

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to smart outdoor lighting...

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07:54
Friday deals: Apple’s iPhone 11 cases from $24, 9.7-...

Apple’s official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases are on sale from $24 at Best Buy and Amazon. You’ll also find deals on the previous-generation 9.7-inch iPad and Apple’s latest $5 weekend movie sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

more…

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07:53
HBO Max may get a cheaper, ad-supported tier in 2021

HBO Max is scheduled to arrive in the spring, and some more details have emerged ahead of a formal announcement about pricing and other information on Tuesday. There may be a cheaper, ad-supported version of the service on the way in 2021, according...

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07:44
Apple iOS 13.1.3 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 13 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 13, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.



Note: Below are download links to most recent iOS 13.1.3 restore images (IPSW) for iPhones and iPads. Please, locate your device below and use ONLY the appropriate image.

iPhone:

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07:38
macOS Catalina 10.15.0 - An Operating System Made by...

macOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Experience three all-new media apps: Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. Locate a missing Mac with the new Find My app. And now coming to Mac, your favorite iPad apps. You can even extend your desktop using iPad as a second display. Now you can take everything you do above and beyond.

Apple Music

  • Stream and download over 50 million songs with an Apple Music subscription.
  • Access the iTunes Store to purchase songs or albums.
  • Find all the music you’ve purchased, downloaded, or imported from CDs organized in the improved library.

Apple TV

  • Buy or rent the latest movie releases.
  • Subscribe to Apple TV channels to watch popular shows on demand and ad-free, online or off.
  • Start watching on one device and pick up where you left off on any of your other devices, including Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and compatible smart TVs....
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07:36
Editorial: Samsung's new Exynos 990 isn't...




Samsung just introduced its latest Exynos 990, destined to power certain versions of its most premium Galaxy S11 flagship next spring. What's most interesting about the new chip how little attention Samsung paid to its CPU performance, a race where it's losing so badly that it appears to be throwing in the towel on its custom M core efforts entirely.

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07:33
Firefox 70.0

Strengthens its Enhanced Tracking Protection to include social media trackers, and improves the Lockwise password manager. (Free, 69.1 MB)

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07:29
Tim Cook Says One-Third or More of Apple Store...

Prior to delivering the keynote address at the Ceres sustainability gala in New York City this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke briefly with GQ about the company's environmental efforts, iPhone trade-ins, and more.

Apple has heavily promoted its iPhone trade-in program at its retail stores and on its website over the last year, and Cook said the increased emphasis has been effective, noting that a third or more of customers that visit its retail stores end up trading in an older device for a newer one.

"This year we've really moved the dial on getting the consumer to think about trade-in," he said. "We were up to a third or more of the people that come into our stores that are trading in, and this number is trending up."

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07:28
BusyCal 3.7.2 and BusyContacts 1.4.2

Brings enhancements, bug fixes, and stability improvements to the two personal information management apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 27.7/12.9 MB)

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07:23
Default Folder X 5.4.1

Fixes problems in macOS 10.15 Catalina where Default Folder X wouldn't correctly record recently used folders. ($34.95 new, free update, 9.6 MB)

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07:19
Xbox and PlayStation Game Controllers with Apple...

iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS 10.15 Catalina, and tvOS 13 all support game controllers from Microsoft and Sony. Here’s how to connect them to your devices to make the most of Apple Arcade.

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07:14
Adobe Acrobat Reader 19.021.20047 - View PDF...

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to distribute documentation and other pieces of information about their products, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is the essential interpreter. Acrobat integrates directly with your Web browser, so if you come across a PDF document on the Web, you can view it directly from within your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser window. Acrobat also makes printing much more practical, by guaranteeing that the printout will look exactly like it does on your screen.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents.

And now, it's connected to the Adobe Document Cloud − making it easier than ever to work across computers and mobile devices.

It's the only PDF viewer that can open and interact with...

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07:14
Apple's latest MacBook Air is on sale for $900

Not everyone needs a MacBook Pro. The high-powered and high-priced portables are easily capable of tasks like editing HD video, creating graphics projects and resource-intensive development. For those who just need to answer emails, browse the web an...

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07:10
9to5Mac Daily: October 25, 2019

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 ChannelsChannels makes it easy to watch live TV from all of your devices. Get your first month of Channels Plus for free here

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07:07
Adobe Acrobat DC 19.021.20049 - Powerful PDF editor.

Acrobat DC is available only as a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, and can only be installed and/or updated through Adobe's Creative Cloud app.

Adobe Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud services is here. Completely reimagined PDF tools that let you create, edit, sign, and track PDFs from anywhere. It will change the way you work with design layouts, press-ready files, and all your important documents forever.

Features:

  • Access powerful print production and digital publishing tools. Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files.
  • Work anywhere. Create, export, and sign PDFs from your computer or the Acrobat DC mobile app.
  • Take your files with you. Use Mobile Link to access recent files across desktop, web, and mobile.
  • Edit anything. Instantly edit PDFs and scanned documents -- as naturally as any other file.
  • Make last-...
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07:00
Users share what makes the Google Nest Hub great

It took senior editor Nicole Lee a bit of time to figure out where the Google Nest Hub (originally the Google Home Hub) fit into her life because it seemed too small to be used like a typical home assistant device. At a mere 7 inches, the smart displ...

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06:43
Sony could sell off PlayStation Vue to escape the TV...

Seemingly fed with up with losing money on the service, Sony is reportedly attempting to sell PlayStation Vue. Citing "people familiar with the situation," The Information reports the company has enlisted the help of the Bank of America's Merrill Lyn...

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06:42
Korea, Thailand, and Brazil can now buy the Apple...




Six weeks after going on sale in the US and selected other regions around the globe, the Apple Watch Series 5 models are now reaching users in more countries.

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06:33
9to5Mac Happy Hour 248: 16-inch MacBook Pro leak,...

Apple has effectively managed our 16-inch MacBook Pro expectations, Zac has a favorite Mac Catalyst app, Benjamin has released his own Catalyst app, Netatmo surprises us with welcome HomeKit news, Fire TV picks up Apple TV+, and much more.

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06:30
The Engadget Podcast: Reviewing the Pixel 4, Surface...

This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into some of our latest reviews: Google's Pixel 4, Microsoft's Surface Pro 7, HTC's Vive Cosmos and Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1. Can Google still deliver a flagship smartphone? Is the Pro 7 just a ho-hum refresh? Take a...

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06:27
Apple Arcade Adds Five New Games on iPhone, iPad,...

Apple Arcade has received another weekly refresh, with five more games added to the service across iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

The new titles include neo-classic side-scrolling action platformer "Fallen Knight" by FairPlay Studios, barnyard game "Hogwash" by Bossa Studios, the hypnotic getaway "Lifelike: Chapter One" by Kunabi Brother, puzzler "Tales of Memo" by Tendays Studio, and roleplaying folktale "Yaga" by Versus Evil.

"Hogwash," "Tales of Memo," and "Yaga" have also been added to Apple Arcade on the Mac, while "ChuChu Rocket! Universe" and "LEGO Brawls" have been extended to the Mac after debuting on iOS last month.

Apple Arcade now has 89 games available for iOS and tvOS, and 81 on macOS, as Apple closes in on its promise of over 100 games.

Apple Arcade is Apple's new subscription-based gaming service, providing iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to dozens of premium...

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06:06
Verizon 5G coverage comes to (parts of) Dallas and...

Verizon 5G coverage is now live in Dallas and Omaha, Nebraska, says the carrier. That brings the network’s 5G service to a total of 15 US cities…

more…

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06:00
How a Harvard class project changed barbecue

"A hundred inches of snow that winter, it was really quite terrible."

There are several factors to overcome when trying to cook a 14-pound slab of brisket during the winter. Not only do you have to contend with freezing temperatures but you also hav...

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05:55
Go on a digital detox with the Paper Phone app

It feels like you're never far from your phone these days, and while having the entire accumulated knowledge of the world in your pocket is certainly useful, being constantly connected can also be a source of anxiety and stress. Enter Paper Phone, an...

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05:43
Arlo for iOS gains Dark Mode, 2FA improvements, and...

HomeKit support for the Arlo Ultra smart camera started rolling out to customers a few days ago and now the iOS app has got an update with iOS 13 Dark Mode support, improved 2FA, a host of bugs fixes, and more.

more…

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05:36
Future government Emergency Alerts could arrive in...

A bipartisan bill designed to ensure more people receive government Emergency Alerts could see them broadcast in audio and video streaming services like Apple Music and Apple TV+

more…

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05:25
Artlantis Studio 8.0.2.20749 - 3D rendering of...

A pioneer in VR imagery, Artlantis has conquered nearly 100,000 architects, interior designers, landscapers, urban planners, and space planners…in more than 110 countries. A CPU-based application, Artlantis is used by experts, advanced users and beginners alike, to simulate, present and communicate their ideas with striking photo-realism.

Artlantis 2019 unifies in one powerful application Artlantis Render and Artlantis Studio, integrating all their features, and offering the entire set of presentation modes: perspectives and parallel views; and the creation of images, panoramas, VR objects and animations calculated in very high quality and record time!

Interface

Designed with an extremely clear and ergonomic interface, Artlantis is both easy to learn and use. At all times, the necessary tools are at hand near the real-time preview window, which allows you to see the results of each adjustment.

2D View

In addition to the 3D preview...

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05:23
Sling TV lets you watch TV on your Android device...

Cord-cutters who have opted for a Sling TV package now have even more ways to watch their content.

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05:22
Could the Apple Watch someday completely replace...

Could the Apple Watch someday completely replace your iPhone? I doubt it, as the  camera features of the smartphone would be impossible to replicate on the smartwatch. However, some folks disagree.

According to recent research, in the first quarter of 2019, smartwatch shipment figures increased almost 50%. As smartwatch orders soar, the question posed at the moment is whether consumers would opt out of carrying mobiles phones altogether eventually, according to Nok Nok Labs. The company — which specializes in next-generation consumer authentication — says this means that smartwatches could use the same (or better) security as mobile phones and enable a simple and...

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05:17
RED Digital Cinema's Founder abruptly retires...

When RED Digital Cinema announced that they were getting into the smartphone business, many analysts believed they could deliver a breakthrough phone with a killer camera. Now the project is dead, according to its founder

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05:11
Analyst: better mouse support in iPadOS could make...

Apple brought (very) limited mouse support to iPadOS, but the tech giant may be planning to add full mouse support in the near future to make the iPad a better productivity and gaming platform, according to Cliff Maldonado, principal analyst and founder of BayStreet Research, a firm that researches smartphone, tablet and smartwatch markets. 

As reported by CNET, Maldonado had this to say: "The iPad is becoming a PC," Maldonado said. "It's a game-changer ... To me, it's Apple executing a vision of 'we want the iPad to be as good and as powerful as the MacBook … There are three types of gaming: PC gaming, console gaming and mobile gaming. Apple could have a PC gaming play with the iPad with the mouse and the chips prowess they have, the way they're moving these things...

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05:00
A Lifetime Subscription to HelloTalk VIP for $29:...

There are a lot of ways to learn a new language, but only one that allows you to master a language by actually chatting with native speakers around the world. HelloTalk connects you to other speakers around the world and adds translations to help eliminate language barriers as you learn. We have a VIP membership lifetime subscription to HelloTalk for $29 today.

The best way to learn a language is to actually speak it! HelloTalk connects you with native speakers to chat with for free. Packed with innovative tools, this app makes practicing language fun and effortless. You can chat with individual members, or join group chats for a collaborative learning experience. Search for language...

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04:52
Buy and sell stocks free of charge in Cash App,...

Square’s Cash App now allows you to buy and sell stocks free of charge, avoiding the usual fees which can eat into profits.

Even better, the app allows you to buy fractions of expensive stocks like GOOG, where a single share currently costs over $1,200. Indeed, you can begin share trading with as little as $1…

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04:51
Waiting for MacBook Pro, replacing passports with...




This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor wonder about the no-show Apple October event, and discuss what this means for the new Mac Pro, the new MacBook Pro, and more.

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04:51
Apple, StubHub team up for Apple Pay promo

Apple is teaming up with StubHub for an Apple Pay promo. Use Apple Pay in the StubHub app — available at the Apple App Store — to get $10 off your purchase of $100 or more.

The promo can’t be combined with other discounts and is good through Oct. 31. StubHub is an online ticket exchange company owned by eBay, which provides services for buyers and sellers of tickets for sports, concerts, theater and other live entertainment events.



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04:42
ARM will continue supplying Huawei with mobile chip...

ARM will keep supplying Huawei with its chip designs at least through the next generation, the company said. That's a reversal from earlier this year, when ARM had reportedly notified personnel to halt all dealings with the Chinese company. "ARM can...

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04:27
Services & continued iPhone demand will drive $...




Financial services firm Cowen has issued its latest guidance to investors about the state of Apple, and says that the company's offerings in total are setting up for a massive holiday quarter.

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04:23
Google has a '.new' shortcut for creating...

Around the same time last year, Google introduced shortcuts that give you a way to create a new Doc, Sheet, Slide, Site or Form in just a few seconds. If they've been making your life easier, then you may also like Google's new shortcut for Calendar....

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04:00
Full mouse support could be game-changer for iPad...

If Apple were to make mouse support for the iPad into a mainstream feature, that could be a game-changer for iPad gaming, says an analyst specialising in mobile markets.

It would, he argues, open the way to the iPad offering full PC-level gaming as well as the mobile games currently on offer …

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04:00
Fear mobile phone radiation? I don’t, but if you do...

Let me kick this review off by saying that there’s no strong or consistent evidence that mobile phone use increases the risk of getting brain cancer or other head tumors. The United States National Cancer Institute has stated that "Radiofrequency energy, unlike ionizing radiation, does not cause DNA damage that can lead to cancer.”

However, some folks still fear that this is a danger. If you’re among them, note that Gadget Guard‘s Gadget Guard case with alara technolog is designed to reduce user exposure to cell phone radiation by more than 50% while still...

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04:00
GameClub and Apple Arcade: How do they compare?

Barely a month after Apple Arcade burst into our lives, it’s already being challenged by a new, curated subscription gaming service called GameClub that also costs only $4.99 per month. Each of the two services has slightly different goals, but they’re also similar enough that you may find yourself struggling to decide which one to toss your subscription money at. Never fear, dear readers. We’ve dug in and compared to the two services so you don’t have to.

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03:49
Crash investigators fault 737 Max's design and...

The Boeing 737 Max had design flaws that were made worse by inadequate pilot training and a faulty approval process that led to the Lion Air accident, Indonesian investigators concluded. Their report confirms multiple stories about Boeing's faulty MC...

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03:34
Samsung T5 Review: Two years after release, it'...




The Samsung T5 portable SSD isn't a new release, but is still a great compact drive that pairs very well not only with a Mac, but with an iPad Pro as well.

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03:16
17 malware iPhone apps removed from App Store after...

Apple has confirmed that 17 malware iPhone apps were removed from the App Store after successfully hiding from the company’s app review process.

The apps were all from a single developer but covered a wide range of areas, including a restaurant finder, internet radio, BMI calculator, video compressor, and GPS speedometer …

more…

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03:15
Apple Arcade isn’t the only subscription: GameClub...

Yesterday saw the launch of GameClub, a long-in-development subscription-based service that revised older, deprecated iPhone games for modern software and devices. Curated by former TouchArcade Editor-in-Chief Eli Hodapp—a prominent voice in the world of mobile games who has long opined on the need for quality premium games on the platform—the service offers a 30-day trial and will charge $4.99 per month thereafter.

The service offers a downloadable app for managing games, but games are downloaded separately from the App Store. The GameClub app can link out to those App...

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03:15
The Morning After: Naughty Dog delays 'The Last...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

This morning, we're rounding up some disappointing news for The Last of Us fans and looking over our review of Google's latest laptop. Also, it turns out that an Apple lawyer tasked with preventing insider tradi...

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03:00
How to pair a wireless controller with your Apple TV

I really like most of the games in Apple Arcade, Apple’s gaming streaming service that allows you to play games on — and across — Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Apple TVs. And I really like that you can pair a PlayStation DUALSHOCK 4 or Xbox Wireless Controller for gameplay. Here’s how to connect of the controllers to your Apple TV:

Begin with your controller turned off. Then to put your controller in pairing mode. With an Xbox Wireless Controller, press the Xbox button to turn on the controller. Then press and hold the Connect button for a few seconds.

With a DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, press and hold the PS and Share buttons at the same time until the light bar begins to flash.

Then on your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth. Wait while your Apple TV searches for nearby Bluetooth Accessories. 

To pair, select the name of your controller. You'll know...

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03:00
How to turn on Dark Mode in iPadOS, iOS 13

I really like Dark Mode on macOS, so I’m very excited that it’s now offered for iPhones and iPads as of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. If you’re not familiar with it, Dark Mode transforms your screen’s desktop with a dark color scheme.

There various ways to enable it, but my preference is to use the Settings app as follows:

Open the Settings app.

Choose Display & Brightness.

Options for Light or Dark will appear at the top of the screen.

Choose Dark, and you’re in Dark Mode.

Reverse the process, choose Light, and you’ll be in Light Mode.



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03:00
When Apple makes changes, communication is key

As a company, Apple is constantly innovating: rolling out new features, making changes to old ones, fixing bugs, and so on. That’s great. It’s exactly what we expect from technology companies.

But an equally important part of that process is finding a way to communicate those changes to its users, and that’s one area where Apple has recently demonstrated a more mixed record. The company has made a few choices that have left some users scratching their heads, trying to figure out exactly how to use or find a feature—or whether they should at all.

Finding Find My

As of iOS 13, Apple rolled two of its location-related apps—Find My Friends and Find My iPhone—into a single program called Find My. The app itself is perfectly fine: it maintains the most important features of those apps, but groups them together in a sensible fashion.

...

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02:55
Streaming eclipses traditional TV among adult online...

A study from Horowitz Research has found that after exponential growth in adoption of streaming between 2010 to 2016, the share of adult TV viewers who stream at least some of their TV content has plateaued for the past three years at around 65%, reports RapidTV News (www.rapidtvnews.com).

The analyst’s Focus OTT & SVOD 2019 report was conducted in January/February 2019 in English among almost 1,620 US TV content viewers, providing an analysis of US TV content viewers and streamers aged over 18.

The study showed that the explosion of connected TV and smart TV uptake was playing an instrumental role in a growing reliance on streaming. The TV set was the screen most often used to stream to, with 73% of streamers reporting that they stream to a TV set weekly, mainly by using a connected TV device like an Amazon Firestick or Roku, or through a smart TV app. Just under a quarter of streamers (24%) reported doing all of their...

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02:55
Streaming eclipses traditional TV among adult online...

A study from Horowitz Research has found that after exponential growth in adoption of streaming between 2010 to 2016, the share of adult TV viewers who stream at least some of their TV content has plateaued for the past three years at around 65%, reports RapidTV News (www.rapidtvnews.com).

The analyst’s Focus OTT & SVOD 2019 report was conducted in January/February 2019 in English among almost 1,620 US TV content viewers, providing an analysis of US TV content viewers and streamers aged over 18.

The study showed that the explosion of connected TV and smart TV uptake was playing an instrumental role in a growing reliance on streaming. The TV set was the screen most often used to stream to, with 73% of streamers reporting that they stream to a TV set weekly, mainly by using a connected TV device like an Amazon Firestick or Roku, or through a smart TV app. Just under a quarter of streamers (24%) reported doing all of their...

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02:55
Streaming eclipses traditional TV among adult online...

A study from Horowitz Research has found that after exponential growth in adoption of streaming between 2010 to 2016, the share of adult TV viewers who stream at least some of their TV content has plateaued for the past three years at around 65%, reports RapidTV News (www.rapidtvnews.com).

The analyst’s Focus OTT & SVOD 2019 report was conducted in January/February 2019 in English among almost 1,620 US TV content viewers, providing an analysis of US TV content viewers and streamers aged over 18.

The study showed that the explosion of connected TV and smart TV uptake was playing an instrumental role in a growing reliance on streaming. The TV set was the screen most often used to stream to, with 73% of streamers reporting that they stream to a TV set weekly, mainly by using a connected TV device like an Amazon Firestick or Roku, or through a smart TV app. Just under a quarter of streamers (24%) reported doing all of their...

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02:55
Streaming eclipses traditional TV among adult online...

A study from Horowitz Research has found that after exponential growth in adoption of streaming between 2010 to 2016, the share of adult TV viewers who stream at least some of their TV content has plateaued for the past three years at around 65%, reports RapidTV News (www.rapidtvnews.com).

The analyst’s Focus OTT & SVOD 2019 report was conducted in January/February 2019 in English among almost 1,620 US TV content viewers, providing an analysis of US TV content viewers and streamers aged over 18.

The study showed that the explosion of connected TV and smart TV uptake was playing an instrumental role in a growing reliance on streaming. The TV set was the screen most often used to stream to, with 73% of streamers reporting that they stream to a TV set weekly, mainly by using a connected TV device like an Amazon Firestick or Roku, or through a smart TV app. Just under a quarter of streamers (24%) reported doing all of their...

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02:15
Security certificates for certain macOS installers...

If you’ve been keeping a large stack of macOS installers on hand, a number of them will need to be downloaded again as of today.

The security certificates for the macOS Sierra (10.12), macOS High Sierra (10.13), and macOS Mojave (10.14) operating systems expire today. This, in turn, can lead to errors stating that “This copy of the Install macOS Mojave.app application is damaged, and can’t be used to install macOS.”

The installers can be downloaded via the following links:

Mojave Installer

High Sierra Installer

Sierra Installer

You’ll have to download the installers again to overcome this issue. Still, the new versions of the installers include updates that rolled out for the operating systems.

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Kool Tools: Epson SureColor F570

Epson America has introduced its first desktop dye-sublimation printer – the 24-inch SureColor F570. Delivering dye-sublimation printing right out of the box, it’s for promotional products and apparel decoration, including personalizing awards, mugs, mousepads, and garment embellishments.

“This printer meets a market need for small size businesses wanting to enter the textile printer business with a low investment, easy-to-use dye-sublimation printer that will allow them to create personalized promotional products, fashion apparel and home décor and furnishings,” said Tim Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor F570 delivers...

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Kool Tools: Epson SureColor F570

Epson America has introduced its first desktop dye-sublimation printer – the 24-inch SureColor F570. Delivering dye-sublimation printing right out of the box, it’s for promotional products and apparel decoration, including personalizing awards, mugs, mousepads, and garment embellishments.

“This printer meets a market need for small size businesses wanting to enter the textile printer business with a low investment, easy-to-use dye-sublimation printer that will allow them to create personalized promotional products, fashion apparel and home décor and furnishings,” said Tim Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor F570 delivers...

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Kool Tools: Epson SureColor F570

Epson America has introduced its first desktop dye-sublimation printer – the 24-inch SureColor F570. Delivering dye-sublimation printing right out of the box, it’s for promotional products and apparel decoration, including personalizing awards, mugs, mousepads, and garment embellishments.

“This printer meets a market need for small size businesses wanting to enter the textile printer business with a low investment, easy-to-use dye-sublimation printer that will allow them to create personalized promotional products, fashion apparel and home décor and furnishings,” said Tim Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor F570 delivers...

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Kool Tools: Epson SureColor F570

Epson America has introduced its first desktop dye-sublimation printer – the 24-inch SureColor F570. Delivering dye-sublimation printing right out of the box, it’s for promotional products and apparel decoration, including personalizing awards, mugs, mousepads, and garment embellishments.

“This printer meets a market need for small size businesses wanting to enter the textile printer business with a low investment, easy-to-use dye-sublimation printer that will allow them to create personalized promotional products, fashion apparel and home décor and furnishings,” said Tim Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor F570 delivers...

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17 AppAspect Technologies apps removed from App...

Apparently developer AppAspect Technologies is fond of embedding malware into its iOS apps.

17 apps from the developer were found to contain clicker malware that automatically clicked on ads and opened web pages in the background without user interaction.

The malware module bundled with the app SDKs communicated with a previously known command and control servers.

The malware was discovered in the following apps:

  • RTO Vehicle Information
  • EMI Calculator & Loan Planner
  • File Manager – Documents
  • Smart GPS Speedometer
  • CrickOne – Live Cricket Scores
  • Daily Fitness – Yoga Poses
  • FM Radio – Internet Radio
  • My Train Info – IRCTC & PNR (not listed under developer profile)
  • Around Me Place Finder
  • Easy Contacts Backup Manager
  • Ramadan Times 2019
  • Restaurant Finder – Find Food
  • BMI Calculator – BMR Calc
  • Dual Accounts
  • Video Editor – Mute...
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Amazon Fire TV Cube (second-generation) review: This...

The Fire TV Cube's voice controls are on another level from competing streamers, though some limitations still apply.

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13 classic horror films to stream this Halloween

Why celebrate Halloween on just one night when there are so many great scary movies to watch?

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Graber Virtual Cord Motorized Shade review:...

Want to set your house apart from the other smart homes in the neighborhood? Consider investing in smart window coverings.

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How to delete photos, links, and attachments from...

Even as iPhones and iPads have dramatically increased internal storage, you can still fill them with music, photos, and videos—and attachments sent along with messages. Apple lets you delete these attachments, although it’s a bit of a convoluted process. Remarkably, these deletions don’t sync across your devices with Messages enabled in Cloud—even though the messages themselves do sync.

Here’s how to manage attachments in Messages.

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You can hold and tap to delete individual attachments from Messages in iOS.

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