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Tuesday June 25

09:04
Rare Apple TV 4K deals, ecobee’s new SmartThermostat...
09:02
Facebook will share data on hate speech suspects...

Facebook is handing over identifying information to French courts on people suspected of using hate speech on its social network. "This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally," Cédric O, France's minister...

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08:46
Amazon Prime Day 2019: best deals and what to expect...




Amazon Prime Day 2019 launches on July 15 and July 16, leaving everyone to speculate which daily deals will show up during the two-day mega shopping event. Based on what we've seen in years prior, we've got a pretty good idea of what you might be able to expect, including where to snag the best Apple markdowns.

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08:42
Senator presses FTC to require stricter child...

Politicians aren't necessarily waiting for a formal investigation to ask YouTube to improve its policies on kids. Senator Ed Markey has sent a letter to the FTC warning that YouTube might have violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (a...

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08:32
Mophie’s new Powerstation Hub packs a portable...

Popular accessory maker Mophie today announced its new Powerstation Hub Portable Battery. The Powerstation Hub joins Mophie’s other Powerstation accessories and packs a 6,100mAh battery as well as a Qi-enabled wireless charging surface and AC power prongs.

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The post Mophie’s new Powerstation Hub packs a portable battery with wireless charging in a USB-C wall charger appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:31
Ableton teaches synthesizer basics from the comfort...

From creating grungy music with drone motors to perfecting DIY digital setups and recreating 60-year-old music machines, there are plenty of cool things you can do with synthesizers. But synths can be hard to understand, and if you're unfamiliar with...

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08:15
Cubo AI's baby monitor will alert you if your...

There are plenty of smart baby monitors on the market, and some are better than others. Cubo AI is hoping to join the pack with a baby monitor that can alert you if your little one's face is covered. The AI-powered face detection technology could com...

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08:11
Apple Wins Patent for Handling Emergency Situations...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple's Project Titan inventions focused on "remotely-controlled driving control of a vehicle." For those who say that they'll never use a vehicle with an autonomous driving option, Apple may convince you otherwise with one new feature ...

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07:51
Corel intros Painter 2020 for Mac with speed &...




Corel on Tuesday launched Painter 2020 for macOS and Windows, concentrating upgrades to the Photoshop-compatible illustration suite mostly on interface enhancements, including better brush performance.

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07:34
TwelveSouth launches HiRise Wireless stand, features...

TwelveSouth today launched a new accessory for iPhone and AirPods owners: the Twelve South HiRise Wireless. It’s the latest incarnation of their popular HiRise vertical stand.

The vertical stand features a Qi charging pad, holding your phone upright on your desk whilst it wirelessly charges. The Qi ‘Power Disc’ is independent and can be removed from the stand if you want to take it without you on-the-go to charge your iPhone or AirPods.

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The post TwelveSouth launches HiRise Wireless stand, features removable Qi charging pad for travel and AirPods charging appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:07
Why we had to wait for USB-C to get a reversible...

Some wit once described USB-A cables as the only binary option that requires three attempts. There can be few techies who don’t recognize the experience of trying one way, trying the other and then realizing the first was right …

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The post Why we had to wait for USB-C to get a reversible plug: co-inventor explains appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:05
Apple recruits high-profile marketing exec Nick Law




Apple has hired Nick Law -- the chief creative officer multinational ad behemoth Publicis Groupe -- for an unknown role.

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07:05
Review: Twelve South HiRise Wireless is a great 3-in...




Twelve South has just taken the wraps off its latest charging accessory -- the HiRise Wireless. Mixing a combination of features, this new charger is a great multi-purpose accessory to keep around.

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07:04
SuperDuper! 3.2.5 - Advanced disk cloning/recovery...

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

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

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

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06:47
This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Disney films...

This week’s best movie deals at iTunes is headlined by Disney films from $10. You’ll also find various Spider-Man titles starting at $8, a few different notable bundles, and the usual $1 rental of the week. Head below for all of today’s best deals.

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The post This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Disney films from $10, Spider-Man titles $8, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:44
New research says there’s a surge in Mac malware

WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication, has released its quarterly Internet Security Report for Q1 2019

Amid a massive 62% increase in overall malware detections compared to quarter four (Q4) of 2018, the report found that cyber criminals are leveraging a wide array of varied attack techniques, including malicious Microsoft Office documents, Mac malware and web application exploits. 

Overall, these results illustrate that in 2019, hackers are doubling down on well-known tactics like credential theft and ransomware by utilizing fake Office documents and other attack avenues that require organizations to deploy advanced defenses to combat a wider variety of threat vectors, according to WatchGuard. 

“The key findings from this latest report...

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06:29
Apple Watch could get a camera on the end of a watch...




Apple is still considering ways to add a camera to the Apple Watch, by incorporating an imaging sensor into the band of the wearable device, allowing it to be used for both photographs of the local environment and for the user for FaceTime calls.

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06:18
Kenu a

Kenu, a car mount brand for smartphones, has announced its first powerbank product, the $59.95 BingeBank, an all-in-one wireless charging powerbank complete with a nanosuction phone stand. 

A fine accessory for binge watching on-the-go, it securely holds your Qi-enabled phone at the perfect viewing angle and wirelessly charges it at the same time. Users can watch Netflix series, YouTube channels, and even video chat or live stream without worrying about draining the phone battery. 

The BingeBand also works great as a travel charging dock. The 10000 mAh capacity adds up to 35 hours of viewing time to the iPhone XS, and in addition to wireless charging, you can use a...

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06:18
Kenu a

Kenu, a car mount brand for smartphones, has announced its first powerbank product, the $59.95 BingeBank, an all-in-one wireless charging powerbank complete with a nanosuction phone stand. 

A fine accessory for binge watching on-the-go, it securely holds your Qi-enabled phone at the perfect viewing angle and wirelessly charges it at the same time. Users can watch Netflix series, YouTube channels, and even video chat or live stream without worrying about draining the phone battery. 

The BingeBand also works great as a travel charging dock. The 10000 mAh capacity adds up to 35 hours of viewing time to the iPhone XS, and in addition to wireless charging, you can use a...

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06:18
Kenu a

Kenu, a car mount brand for smartphones, has announced its first powerbank product, the $59.95 BingeBank, an all-in-one wireless charging powerbank complete with a nanosuction phone stand. 

A fine accessory for binge watching on-the-go, it securely holds your Qi-enabled phone at the perfect viewing angle and wirelessly charges it at the same time. Users can watch Netflix series, YouTube channels, and even video chat or live stream without worrying about draining the phone battery. 

The BingeBand also works great as a travel charging dock. The 10000 mAh capacity adds up to 35 hours of viewing time to the iPhone XS, and in addition to wireless charging, you can use a...

| Read more »
06:18
Kenu a

Kenu, a car mount brand for smartphones, has announced its first powerbank product, the $59.95 BingeBank, an all-in-one wireless charging powerbank complete with a nanosuction phone stand. 

A fine accessory for binge watching on-the-go, it securely holds your Qi-enabled phone at the perfect viewing angle and wirelessly charges it at the same time. Users can watch Netflix series, YouTube channels, and even video chat or live stream without worrying about draining the phone battery. 

The BingeBand also works great as a travel charging dock. The 10000 mAh capacity adds up to 35 hours of viewing time to the iPhone XS, and in addition to wireless charging, you can use a...

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06:16
Apple patent describes Apple Watch camera with a...

An Apple Watch camera is one of the things that could make it more practical for the wearable device to eventually replace an iPhone.

But even if Apple included a camera in a future watch, there’s an obvious problem …

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The post Apple patent describes Apple Watch camera with a solution to the angle problem appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:13
Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina,...

Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS 13, and tvOS 13.

The public betas are available on Apple’s Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

The post Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS 13, tvOS 13 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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06:13
Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina,...

Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS 13, and tvOS 13.

The public betas are available on Apple’s Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

The post Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS 13, tvOS 13 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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06:13
Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina,...

Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS 13, and tvOS 13.

The public betas are available on Apple’s Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

The post Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS 13, tvOS 13 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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06:13
Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina,...

Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS 13, and tvOS 13.

The public betas are available on Apple’s Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

The post Apple posts first public betas of macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS 13, tvOS 13 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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06:07
Apple wins a Patent for a Predictive, Foveated VR...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report in-part titled "Apple's 8K Foveated Display Technology could apply to both Mini-Displays for a VR Headset." Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a a granted patent for Apple titled "Predictive, foveated virtual reality system." The invention allows a user's eyes to experience less strain when viewing VR imagery for long periods of time.

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06:01
iPhones, Macs & other tech could account for $...




Consumer electronics -- devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs -- will account for about $167 billion of the $300 billion in Chinese imports the government is preparing to level new tariffs on, a trade industry group warned this week.

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06:00
Secure Your iPhone or Camera at Any Angle with the...

Tripods are fine for trying to get a camera or iPhone lined up for the perfect shot, but they have limitations. Wouldn’t you like to be able to mount your gear at almost any angle, and do it securely so that you could connect to a car, light pole or motorcycle? myGEKOgear’s MagiClaw Mount is perfect for those situations, and it’s one sale today for $39.99.

Pretty amazing, isn’t it? The included ball head rotates 360 degrees for the perfect viewing angle, and the phone mount “jaws” open to 3.35 inches so you can use it with smartphones and action cameras as well. With two twist locks built in, MagiClaw’s going to grab onto your gear and not let it go.

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05:47
Amazing archive of Mac video and images, all laid...

This little rabbit hole is an incredible labor of love from Sam Henri Gold. When I asked Sam how he pulled this all together:

I began the archive after the Every Apple Video Youtube channel went down in March(?) 2017, been updating it since. I’ve been sourcing from YouTube (both Apple’s own and other small personal channels ppl uploaded Apple vids to) as well as FTP servers and clips internet friends donated. I’m always looking for more donations!

Have anything to donate to the cause? You can reach Sam on Twitter.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:39
jAlbum 18.3 - Create custom photo galleries for the...

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

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



Version 18.3:

News and Updates:

  • jAlbum's Text and Logo effects now supports layers, meaning that, for semi transparent images, the texts and logos may be positioned all over, on top or behind the existing images. See demo
  • You may now individually control whether to force thumbnails or closeup images to JPEG...
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05:35
macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability has now been...

A macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability discovered by a security researcher last month has now been exploited in what appears to be a test by an adware company.

Gatekeeper is designed to ensure that Mac apps are legitimate by checking that the code has been signed by Apple. Any app failing that check shouldn’t be allowed to install without the user acknowledging the risk and granting explicit permission to proceed …

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The post macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability has now been exploited by adware company appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:33
Future Apple Watches may be able to take pics,...

Future Apple Watches may have the ability to take photos and record video. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,331,083) for a “watch band with an optical sensor.”

In the patent filing, Apple says that “a potential barrier” to smartwatch adoption is their minimal image-capturing ability. The tech giant wants its smartwatches to be able to capture images and video at angles and orientations that don’t depend directly on the angle and orientation of the rest of the smartwatch, including the watch body. 

Apple says that s=Such functionality can replace or at least meaningfully augment a user's existing camera or camera-enabled device (e.g., smartphone, tablet). Such a wearable device that captures images and video may do so via an optical lens integrated into a distal end portion of a watch band that retains the device on a user's wrist. 

Embodiments may include a camera watch band that is capable of connecting directly to...

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05:28
Mophie powerstation Hub charges four devices at once




Mophie has released the new powerstation Hub that can charge up to four devices at once via USB-A, USB-C, and wirelessly with Qi.

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05:27
∞ iOS 13, an iPhone, and an Iomega Zip drive. Will...

[VIDEO] Loop reader Niles Mitchell continues his quest to connect external devices to his iOS 13 iPhone. The video is embedded in the main Loop post. Last time, he successfully connect a Kindle. Can he use the same approach to access files on an Iomega Zip drive?

Fun series!

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05:27
Apple patent would allow remote control of a vehicle...

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,328,897) for an “authorized remote control” for a vehicle navigation system. It’s designed as a safety feature in case of emergencies. For instance, when someone manually driving a vehicle had a heart attack.

Per the patent, such a remote control system could navigate a car through an environment based on driving commands received from a remote control system based on manual operator interaction with an interface of the remote control system. Remote driving control can be engaged based on determination, via processing vehicle sensor data, of a health emergency associated with one or more occupants of the vehicle, and the remote control system can generate remote driving commands which cause the vehicle to be navigated to a particular location without requiring the occupant associated with the health emergency to manually navigate the vehicle. 

The remote control...

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05:22
iPadOS public beta hands-on: The beginning of a...

Scott Stein, CNET, walks through the big picture of the iPadOS public beta. Well balanced, pointing out the features that work well as well as the ones that fall short, all wrapped in a “it’s a beta, so have patience, this will likely change” sensibility.

Easy read, informative.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:18
Apple Watch shipments grew 22% year-over-year in 2018

Global smartwatch shipments grew a healthy rate of 48% year-on-year (YoY) in quarter one (Q1) if 2019 driven by Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, according to Counterpoint Research.

“Apple Watch shipments grew a solid 22% YoY in 2018,” says analyst Satyajit Sinha. “Apple Watch Series 4 was the star performer. It sold 11.5 million units during 2018, making it the best-selling model for the year. We believe its success was due to its focus on health-related features like ECG and fall detection. Further, it speaks volumes of how far Apple has come with Apple Watch as a meaningful health device.”

Counterpoint says the top five smartwatch models accounted for 48% of the market in 2018. They are: Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 3, Fitbit Versa, Imoo Z3, and Apple Watch Series 2.



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05:17
Apple Wins Patent for an Apple Watch Band with a...

Earlier today we posted a report titled "A Deeper Look at Apple Watch in 2018 shows us that even with more competition, Apple's Lead in this sector is Staggering." Apple's lead could easily grow with a new camera feature for Apple Watch which is covered in a newly granted patent for Apple today.

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05:12
Catalyst can rescue the Mac and grow the iPad

John Voorhees, MacStories:

The message from WWDC was clear: SwiftUI is the future, a unified approach to UI development designed to simplify the process of targeting multiple hardware platforms. It’s a bold, sprawling goal that will take years to refine, even if it’s eagerly adopted by developers.

And:

However, SwiftUI also raises an interesting question: what does it mean for Catalyst? If SwiftUI is the future and spans every hardware platform, why bother bringing iPad apps to the Mac with Catalyst in the first place? It’s a fair question, but the answer is readily apparent from the very different goals of the two technologies.

For non-developers, think of Catalyst (previously called Marzipan) as a development kit to make it easier for developers to port their iOS apps to macOS. But think of SwiftUI as more of a starting point to lay out apps that will run on all your Apple platforms.

John does an excellent job digging into the value of both...

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05:04
Apple's self driving car could have a remote...




A car with self-driving capabilities could hand control over to a remote operator in the event of an emergency, Apple proposes, with an autonomous driving system taking instructions from a central system to get to a hospital or other location as quickly and as safely as possible.

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05:00
Can’t erase your Mac’s startup disk? Try Internet...

When you’re trying to wipe an old Mac to set it up fresh or to give it away or sell it, you typically want to erase the drive. Sometimes, you’re thwarted.

The easiest sequence is the following:

  1. Select  > Restart if your Mac is running.

  2. Just as the computer starts, hold down Command-R, which loads macOS Recovery.

  3. Wait until the startup progress bar appears and release the keys. (If you see a globe, skip down to the end of the article.)

  4. When Recovery starts up, select Disk Utility and click Continue.

  5. Make sure you’re selecting your macOS startup partition and not the entire drive, which contains the macOS Recovery partition you’re currently using. Fom the View menu, select Show All Devices.

    To read this...

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04:52
Apple Watch shipments grew 22% in 2018, thanks to...

Apple Watch shipments grew 22% in 2018, according to new Counterpoint Research data, and a large chunk of that appears to have been due to the popularity of the Series 4.

The company says that the Apple Watch Series 4 was the best-selling model during 2018 despite being available for just one quarter …

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The post Apple Watch shipments grew 22% in 2018, thanks to popularity of the Series 4 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:37
OWC releases USB-C version of Envoy Pro EX external...




OWC is launching a new version of its bus-powered Envoy Pro EX portable SSD with fast speeds over USB-C.

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04:18
Rumor: Apple to release 16-inch MacBook Pro this...

The good news is that the rumor mill has a 16-inch MacBook Pro notebook arriving this fall.

The bad news is that it looks like it’s going to be exceptionally pricey.

A 16-inch MacBook Pro is set to land this fall, according to a new report by IHS Markit. However, it is likely going to cost a small fortune.

Per IHS Markit’s Associate Director of Consumer Electronics Jef Lin, the firm can “foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep’19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue.” The firm said the new device would have a 16 inch 3072 x 1920 display supplied by LG). It will have an LCD, not an OLED, display the analysts said. It could potentially use the Intel i9 8-core processor and will run macOS Catalina.

While these are all cool things, it’s thought that the new notebook could retail between $3,000 and $3,500, which is pretty darn pricey.

As always, stay tuned for additional details as they become available....

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04:18
Apple Pay Octopus coming to Hong Kong in iOS 13,...

Now-deleted code on an Apple server suggests that Apple Pay Octopus support is coming as part of iOS 13 – almost certainly with the Express Transit feature, meaning no authentication is needed.

The physical Octopus transit card is used by almost everyone in Hong Kong, thanks to a combination of convenience, automatic top-up and a rewards scheme …

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The post Apple Pay Octopus coming to Hong Kong in iOS 13, suggests Apple server code appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:16
U.S. Blacklisting Huawei justified as Chinese...

A new report today claims that hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns.

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04:15
Amazon Prime Day 2019 officially set for July 15 and...

Amazon has officially made its Prime Day 2019 announcement, promising a near-constant revolving cast of deals, Prime-exclusive offers, and promotions. This year’s event will kick-off on Monday, July 15th and run through Tuesday, July 16th. It will start at midnight PST and 3am EST at the beginning of the week, lasting a total of 48-hours with deals spanning every category. Amazon Prime Day 2019 is the fifth consecutive year Amazon has launched a massive sale in July for its members, and this appears to its biggest one yet beating last year’s by 12 hours. Head below for additional Prime Day 2019 details.

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The post Amazon Prime Day 2019 officially set for July 15 and 16 with one million deals appeared first on...

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04:00
Apple releases iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and...

If you’re feeling brave, iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13 have all entered public beta.

As such, you can download and install them now, giving you the first crack at these new operating systems outside of Apple’s developer program. These betas will update periodically, culminating in the final release, which are expected towards the end of the summer. The final releases are thought to be timed around the new hardware announcements made at Apple’s annual September event.

As always, the usual word of warning about beta software: These releases may seem stable, but they could contain bugs that won’t be squashed until the final releases roll out later in 2019. So unless you don’t mind rolling the dice with app compatibility and other issues that could impact battery life and other critical functions, perhaps it’s best to wait, difficult as that may be.

In addition, please be sure to back up your data first, head over to...

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04:00
‘Steady growth’ of monitors forecast through 2023,...

Here’s another reason for Apple to introduce new 27-inch and 21-inch displays for those of us who can’t afford the $4,999 (plus $999 for a stand!) Apple Pro Display XDR. Sales of gaming monitors grew 48.6% during the the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) thanks to growing demand for second or external displays, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)...

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04:00
Making mountains out of camera bumps: How Apple...

At this point should Apple even bother releasing iPhones this fall? We hate them so much already. What’s the point?

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and ipecac concept laboratory, Gordon Kelly tells us who put the bump in the bump bah bump. It was Apple and they ruined the iPhone by doing it.

“Apple Secrets Exposed As Insider Models 2019 iPhone Designs.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic.)

And by “insider” he does not mean someone who works at Apple. So, by “insider” he means “outsider.” Sorry for any confusion.

There’s a popular theory emerging from Apple fans: the company’s ugly new iPhone designs will not look so bad once you get them in hand. But they’re wrong.

To read this article in full, please click here

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04:00
OWC unveils its Envoy Pro Ex with USB-C, an external...

OWC's Envoy Pro Ex with USB-C is an external NVMe SSD with a weather-resistant case and capacities up to 2TB, as well at 980MBps speed.

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03:33
Voice assistant app market to reach $4.8 billion by...

The global voice assistant application market size is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2024, rising at a market growth of 29.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period, according to ReportBuyer (www.reportbuyer.com).

Virtual assistants are applications that understand the voice commands and complete tasks for the users. Virtual assistants are available across various smartphones and tablets, traditional computers, and, now, even on standalone devices like the HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home. In these applications, a combination of specialized computer chips, microphones, and software listens to the specific spoken commands from users and typically answers back with a voice that is selected by the user.

The power of digital assistants is projected to flourish over the coming years, and it is apparent that one of these assistants would be sooner or later used by everyone, according to ReportBuyer....

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03:33
Voice assistant app market to reach $4.8 billion by...

The global voice assistant application market size is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2024, rising at a market growth of 29.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period, according to ReportBuyer (www.reportbuyer.com).

Virtual assistants are applications that understand the voice commands and complete tasks for the users. Virtual assistants are available across various smartphones and tablets, traditional computers, and, now, even on standalone devices like the HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home. In these applications, a combination of specialized computer chips, microphones, and software listens to the specific spoken commands from users and typically answers back with a voice that is selected by the user.

The power of digital assistants is projected to flourish over the coming years, and it is apparent that one of these assistants would be sooner or later used by everyone, according to ReportBuyer....

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03:33
Voice assistant app market to reach $4.8 billion by...

The global voice assistant application market size is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2024, rising at a market growth of 29.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period, according to ReportBuyer (www.reportbuyer.com).

Virtual assistants are applications that understand the voice commands and complete tasks for the users. Virtual assistants are available across various smartphones and tablets, traditional computers, and, now, even on standalone devices like the HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home. In these applications, a combination of specialized computer chips, microphones, and software listens to the specific spoken commands from users and typically answers back with a voice that is selected by the user.

The power of digital assistants is projected to flourish over the coming years, and it is apparent that one of these assistants would be sooner or later used by everyone, according to ReportBuyer....

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03:33
Voice assistant app market to reach $4.8 billion by...

The global voice assistant application market size is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2024, rising at a market growth of 29.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period, according to ReportBuyer (www.reportbuyer.com).

Virtual assistants are applications that understand the voice commands and complete tasks for the users. Virtual assistants are available across various smartphones and tablets, traditional computers, and, now, even on standalone devices like the HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home. In these applications, a combination of specialized computer chips, microphones, and software listens to the specific spoken commands from users and typically answers back with a voice that is selected by the user.

The power of digital assistants is projected to flourish over the coming years, and it is apparent that one of these assistants would be sooner or later used by everyone, according to ReportBuyer....

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03:31
A Deeper Look at Apple Watch in 2018 shows us that...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "IDC sees Growth in Wearables through to 2023 with Apple Watch Leading the Way." A new analytical report this morning on global smartwatch shipments states that this segment of the tech sector grew a healthy rate of 41% year-on-year (YoY) in 2018 driven by Apple...

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03:06
How much is your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus worth right now?

So you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus laying around, and you’re wondering what it’s worth. Good, you’ve come to the right place. You might be surprised how simple it is to ditch your old and dusty iPhone 8 or 8 Plus and get on with updating to the latest iPhone. But first, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade.

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03:00
Apple's Seattle Workforce Will Quintuple By 2024

Apple is planning on bringing 2,000 jobs to Seattle by 2024 -- twice the number it initially planned. Engadget reports: The new roles would focus on software and hardware and effectively multiply Apple's existing workforce by five. Currently, there are roughly 500 Apple employees in Seattle, focused mainly in its retail stores and machine learning hub. The expansion would also give Apple a significant presence in Washington State, right alongside competitors Amazon and Microsoft.

In order to accommodate the new workforce, Apple is leasing two 12-story buildings in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. The building's location will be at 333 Dexter, only one block west of Amazon's main campus. Apple and Amazon will be far from the only tech players in the neighborhood; both Google and Facebook have plans to expand in the vicinity.

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03:00
Airthings Wave Mini review: This is a great entry-...

The radon-detecting Wave's little brother is a great way to start checking for airborne irritants.

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03:00
The best indoor air quality monitors: Identify the...

Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or just want to optimize your indoor environment, these devices will give you insight into the air you're breathing.

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02:59
Facebook Lashes out at Apple's Never Ending...

This month Apple has struck out twice against Social Media companies like Facebook and Google. Tim Cook told Stanford Graduates in a commencement speech that If you Built a Chaos Factory, you can’t Dodge Responsibility for the Chaos. He pointed to data breaches, privacy violations, a blind eye turned to hate speech and fake news. Apple's Craig Federighi spoke out against Facebook sign in buttons track users and more. Yesterday, Facebook struck back at Apple.

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02:33
Chinese hackers suspected of attacking global...




A Chinese government-backed group called APT 10 could be behind an unprecedented hack that granted high level access to at least ten global telecommunications carriers, permissions that were subsequently used to track specific spies, law enforcement, military personnel and dissidents linked to China.

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01:35
Corel Painter 20.0.0.256 - Digital art software...

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

Features

  • The Most Natural Transition From Traditional to Digital Art - Immerse yourself in painting software that offers the largest selection of Natural-Media® brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your art with stunning reality using an array of authentic dry and wet media. When combined with a pressure sensitive drawing solution, you will forget you are painting on a computer.
  • 21ST Century Media You Won...
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00:12
Dropbox 2075.4.141 - Cloud backup and...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 2075.4.141:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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00:12
Dropbox 75.4.141 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 75.4.141:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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00:07
A Better Finder Rename 10.43 - File, photo, and MP3...

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

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

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



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00:05
Vivaldi 2.6.1566.44 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

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



Version 2.6.1566.44:

  • [Regression][Developer Tools] Changing theme causes crash (VB-48004)
  • [Regression][Notifications] Chrome icon shown (VB-53887)
  • [Regression][Profiles] Missing credits for avatar illustrations (VB-54603)
  • [Regression][Quick Commands] Right arrow defunct after paste (VB-54665)
  • [Speed Dial] Create a default SD for...
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00:00
How to disable your Mac from automatically opening...

Do you find it frustrating when downloads from the web automatically open on your Mac? Follow along for how to turn off this default feature.

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00:00
9to5Mac Watch Time: A new podcast exploring the...

9to5Mac Watch Time is a brand new podcast project launching in July. Over the next three months, we’ll talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives — and we plan to get personal.

9to5Mac Watch Time is coming soon to Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and your favorite podcast player. For now, enjoy our teaser trailer and stay tuned!

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/06/9to5Mac-Watch-Time-06-26-2019.mp3

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Monday June 24

23:59
Duet 2.0.7.4 - Use your iPad as an external display.

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

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



Version 2.0.7.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.





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23:11
Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything you need to know...

It might only be summer, but Amazon wants you to pull out your wallet like it's Black Friday. Here's what you need to know about the retailer's upcoming sale bonanza on July 15 and 16.

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20:59
Bookends 13.2.4 - 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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20:59
ffWorks 1.2.9 - Convert multimedia files between...

ffWorks, focused on simplicity, brings a fresh approach to the use of FFmpeg, allowing you to create ultra-high-quality movies without the need to write a single line of code on the command-line.

  • High Quality and Control - Convert and processes many media files with high level quality using FFmpeg with no knowledge. Advanced users are not left out in the cold with lots of options to work with.
  • Media Formats - Support for many codecs and containers like MPEG4, H264, H265 HEVC, Matroska, PRORES, DNxHD, DVVideo, MPEG TS, MPEG PS, XAVS, FLV, Theora, AVI, OGG, VP8 and VP9 (.webm), Animated GIF, VOB, MXF, GFX, and many more.
  • Merging Media Files - Stitch unlimited files to one file using either of two methods: concat pass-thru (blistering fast) and Complex Filter.
  • Subtitles Support - Both hard-burned and soft subtitles are supported (external or embedded).
  • ...
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20:59
Tor Browser Bundle 8.5.3 - Anonymize Web browsing...

The Tor Browser Bundle is an easy-to-use portable package of Tor, Vidalia, Torbutton, and a Firefox fork preconfigured to work together out of the box. It contains a modified copy of Firefox that aims to resolve the privacy and security issues in mainline version.

Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a third-generation onion-routing project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Today, it is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law-enforcement officers, activists, and many others.



Version 8.5.3:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



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20:59
BetterTouchTool 3.086 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

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

Touchpad:

  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
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20:59
Logitech Control Center 3.9.8 - Keyboard, mouse, and...

Logitech Control Center (LCC) is designed to support OS X and allows you to take full advantage of your Logitech keyboard, mouse, or trackball. With the LCC you can:

  • Browse the Internet using dedicated keys that provide one-touch access to your favorite sites.
  • Launch your email application by pressing a button.
  • Play music and control the system speaker using built-in buttons.
  • Open frequently used items, such as documents, folders, and applications with a single keystroke.
  • Scroll in windows of applications built for OS X. You can scroll up and down with a single keystroke or wheel movement.
  • Switch between open applications.
  • Show contextual menus with a single mouse click.
  • Simulate keystrokes to provide shortcuts to commands you use regularly.
  • ...
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20:59
App Tamer 2.4.6 - Efficiently manage your CPU cycles...

App Tamer tames your processor-monopolizing apps and keeps them from chewing up excessive CPU time and battery life. Powered by a unique AutoStop feature, App Tamer stops each application when you switch away from it -- when you return to that app, it restarts automatically!

App Tamer is built around an attractive and clear user interface, designed for managing all your running applications with minimum distraction or frustration. With helpful displays, you can monitor the average percentage of your processor(s) being used by each app, or access a graphical history or your CPU usage. Easily enable AutoStop for any application, or limit it to a certain amount of CPU time.

Don't waste time trying to manage CPU usage on an app-by-app basis -- liberate your Mac with App Tamer!



Version 2.4.6:

  • The developer release of macOS 10.15 Catalina is now supported.
  • App Tamer wasn't correctly reporting all Spotlight Indexer...
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20:59
Tower 3.4.2 - Version control with Git made easy.

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

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

Features

  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • git-lfs support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support for...
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19:06
iOS 13 could add support for Hong Kong's...




Lines of code discovered on a public Apple services content server reference iOS 13 support for Hong Kong's Octopus, suggesting the widely used touchless payment system could arrive on iPhone this fall.

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18:55
How to install the iOS 13 public beta on your iPhone

Apple today surprisingly released the first public beta of iOS 13 following just three weeks of developer beta testing. Apple initially said the public beta would be available in July, but nonetheless, here it is. Read on for instructions on how to install the iOS 13 public beta.

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18:55
How to install the iOS 13 public beta on your iPhone

Apple today surprisingly released the first public beta of iOS 13 following just three weeks of developer beta testing. Apple initially said the public beta would be available in July, but nonetheless, here it is. Read on for instructions on how to install the iOS 13 public beta.

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18:45
Apple Cites Irrelevant Spotify Subscription Stats In...

In response to Spotify's antitrust complaint, Apple claims that Spotify has greatly exaggerated how much money is being taken by the App Store. "Apple says that it's currently taking a 15 percent cut of subscription fees for around 680,000 Spotify subscribers, representing 0.5 percent of Spotify's total subscribers, and that Spotify is not paying a 30 percent cut on anything," reports The Verge, citing Der Spiegel. From the report: The takeaway message is supposed to be that Spotify is blowing its complaint way out of proportion, but those small numbers don't tell the full story -- they basically don't matter, because Spotify gave up on App Store subscriptions years ago. Spotify only offered subscriptions through the App Store between 2014 and 2016. That means subscription numbers have had years to dwindle. In 2016, Apple also reduced the cut it takes from subscriptions after they've been active for more than a year, bringing it down from 30 percent to 15 percent. That means Apple...

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17:36
Leica's new 'entry' M rangefinder...

Good news: Leica just made its M-series cameras more accessible... relatively speaking. The company has introduced an M-E (Typ 240) model that preserves the compact rangefinder design and a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, but at a slightly easi...

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17:02
Facebook executive slams Apple as an ‘exclusive club...

A Facebook executive is yet again taking shots at Apple over the differing views the companies share regarding privacy. Facebook’s head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, explained that Facebook is open to everyone, while Apple is an “exclusive club.”

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16:31
Ever plugged a USB in wrong? Of course you have....

Obviously, it’s a design decision but it’s still frustrating.

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16:17
Apple to hire 2,000 people in Seattle expansion,...




Apple on Monday revealed detailed plans for an expansion in Seattle, with the company saying it will hire a total of 2,000 people to work at a new office complex located squarely on Amazon's home turf.

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15:57
KitchenAid’s $3,199 SmartOven+ connects to Google...

KitchenAid's water- and sauce-resistant Smart Display got most of the attention at CES 2019, but the company also announced a smart oven, which it promised would come with powered grilling, steaming and baking stone attachments. Now, the SmartOven+ i...

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15:54
Apple expansion to bring 2,000 new jobs to Seattle,...

Apple is planning to expand in Seattle, Washington, with an additional 2,000 new jobs over the course of the next five years, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced today. He issued the following statement in support of Apple’s announcement of a Seattle expansion: 

“These new jobs confirm what we already knew, we have the best talent and city anywhere. Apple’s expanded footprint in Seattle is another example of the growing opportunity that exists for residents of Seattle and the economic powerhouse our City has become. Yet we know that as Seattle continues to grow, we must act urgently to address the pressures that follow – from tackling affordability to new affordable housing to increasing transit.  

“By next year, an estimated 70% of jobs in Washington State will require some sort of post-secondary credential. It is my top priority that our kids growing up in Seattle today are prepared to fill the great engineering and computer science jobs...

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15:46
Apple plants AppleSeed invites for select users to...

AppleInsider reports that Apple has begun sending AppleSeed invitations to users for watchOS 6, giving the tech giant another way to collect feedback before publicly releasing the final version, probably this fall.

AppleSeed is an invitation-only program where customers can test pre-release software products in order to provide Apple with real-world quality and usability feedback. 

Use of pre-release software is strictly confidential. All participants must sign a “Customer Seed and Confidentiality Agreement” before being accepted into the program.

Apple previewed watchOS 6 during June’s Worldwide Developer Conference. It empowers Apple Watch users to better manage their health and fitness, and gives access to dynamic new watch faces and the App Store directly on Apple Watch, according...

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15:39
News round-up: Apple sued over alleged iPad-caused...

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

Another day, another lawsuit. The manager of an apartment complex is suing Apple in New Jersey federal court, claiming that defective and unsafe lithium batteries in one of the tech company’s iPad tablets spontaneously caught fire, damaging the complex and killing a resident, according to Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

AppleInsider notes...

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15:23
Outage in Netherlands knocks out emergency services...

The Dutch were given a frightening lesson about society's reliance on technology. A major telecommunications outage knocked Netherland's version of 911 offline for a few hours on Monday, reported Reuters. The outage originated on Royal KPN's network...

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15:12
Apple confirms plans to expand Seattle hub to 2,000...

Image via GeekWire

Apple today confirmed its rumored plans for expansion in Seattle. Apple’s Kristina Raspe and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan held a press event today announcing Apple’s expansion in Seattle that will see it grow to over 2,000 employees in the city with a new campus.

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15:07
Mayor Jenny Durkan Welcomes Apple's new Seattle...

Earlier today we posted a report titled "Apple to Reveal Details of their Seattle Expansion in a Joint Press Conference with Seattle Mayor this Afternoon," and the news is now out.

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14:41
Apple Releases Public Betas of macOS 10.15 Catalina...

Apple has opened the public beta program for its upcoming versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS. watchOS 6 isn’t included, but Apple has started to invite select people to its AppleSeed program.

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14:29
Apple to Expand Seattle Presence With 2,000 New...

Apple is planning to expand in Seattle with an additional 2,000 new hires over the course of the next five years, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in a statement today.

333 Dexter, where Apple is rumored to be expanding in Seattle

Apple has several offices in Seattle with teams working on iCloud, artificial intelligence, and Siri, and recent rumors suggested Apple was planning a major expansion, which has now been confirmed. From Durkan:"These new jobs confirm what we already knew, we have the best talent and city anywhere. Apple's expanded footprint in Seattle is another example of the growing opportunity that exists...

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14:27
Tesla granted tariff exemption on Japanese aluminum...

Tesla has won an exemption from paying the 10 percent tariffs placed on imported aluminum from Japan. It filed a request with the Commerce Department in April for a tariff exclusion on 10 million kilograms of the metal per year from Nippon Light Meta...

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13:35
What we're watching: 'Back to Life'

Still trying to get over Fleabag's Hot Priest? Daniel Cooper points out another black comedy that will soon make its way from the UK to the US that should be on your radar.

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13:16
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.11

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.11.

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13:14
About the security content of iTunes 12.9.4 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.9.4 for Windows.

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13:12
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.

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13:10
About the security content of iOS 12.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.1.

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13:03
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.2,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.2, Security Update 2018-003 High Sierra, and Security Update 2018-006 Sierra.

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13:01
9to5Mac Daily: June 24, 2019 – iOS 13 public beta...

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

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13:00
About the security content of tvOS 12.1.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.1.1.

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12:56
About the security content of watchOS 5.1.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.1.2.

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12:51
About the security content of iOS 12

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.

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12:48
George Clooney will direct and star in a post-...

George Clooney is set to don a snowsuit for a post-apocalyptic Netflix movie he'll direct, star in and produce. In the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel Good Morning, Midnight, he'll play lonely Arctic scientist Augustine, who tries to make co...

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12:42
Apple updates Indoor Survey business app with new...

Apple today has pushed a major update to its Indoor Survey app on iOS. The update brings an all-new design, a new survey workflow, map notes and more.

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12:26
Canonical backtracks on pulling 32-bit support from...

Last week, Ubuntu announced it would end support for 32-bit applications, starting with its next release. But the decision was not well-received, especially by the gaming community, and Valve announced plans to drop support for Ubuntu in Steam. In re...

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12:20
Apple Releases First Public Betas of macOS Catalina...

Apple today seeded the first beta versions of upcoming macOS Catalina update, iOS 13 update, and iPadOS update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the software ahead of their fall public release. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will be able to download the macOS Catalina beta through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile. Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. Similarly, beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 13 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device. New features in macOS Catalina update includes: macOS Catalina eliminates the iTunes app, which has been a key Mac feature since 2001. In Catalina, iTunes has been replaced by Music,...

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12:17
Apple Providing watchOS 6 Beta to Select AppleSeed...

Apple today started offering the watchOS 6 beta to select AppleSeed members, allowing some non-developers to test the software for the first time.

AppleSeed is a version of the public beta testing program that's invite only, making it more selective and limited than the open betas that are provided to all public beta testers. As AppleInsider notes, some AppleSeed members are now receiving invites for watchOS 6.

We are extending you an exclusive invitation to join the AppleSeed Program and to take part in shaping watchOS 6. As a participant, you'll get to test-drive pre-release software and provide your feedback.

Our program also includes a community discussion board, questionnaires, and a Feedback Assistant application that lets you report any quality and usability issues you...

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11:59
Apple sends AppleSeed invitations for watchOS 6 beta...




Coinciding with the provision of public beta versions of its milestone operating systems to users, Apple has started to send AppleSeed invitations to users for watchOS 6, giving the company another way to collect feedback before publicly releasing the final version to users.

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11:55
Carnegie Mellon will help Argo AI advance its self-...

Ford's autonomous vehicle arm Argo AI is already testing self-driving vehicles in a handful of cities. But the company has a few key puzzles to solve before it can deploy its fleets on a large scale. To help answer the remaining questions -- like how...

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11:54
How to install the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 public beta

Apple has now officially begun its public beta test of iOS 13. The beta is expected to last until the public release in September, with updates every week or two. We caution you not to install the beta on a critical device—it is often full of bugs and rife with issues like poor battery life. That’s what a beta is for, after all: finding and fixing bugs.

We have lots of details about iOS 13 here, but if all you want to know is how to install it on your iPhone (or install iPadOS 13 on your iPad), follow these instructions.

Back up your device

Before you install any new OS update, and especially before you install a beta, it’s very important to make sure your device is backed up. Apple has a step-by-step guide to backing up your iPhone or iPad; we suggest performing an...

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11:49
Pokemon Go vs Wizards Unite: Which game for your...




If you're going to play only one pedometer-meets-augmented reality game, which should it be? Pokemon Go or Wizards Unite?

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11:38
How William Gibson’s long-lost Alien 3 script became...

I definitely would have preferred this version to the one that became Alien 3.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:34
Facebook VP Nick Clegg attacks Apple over privacy...




Facebook vice president of global affairs has attacked Apple in the ongoing feud between the two tech titans over user data privacy, accusing the iPhone maker of being elitist while defending the social networking site's advertising-based model as a way to make it available to everyone.

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11:32
Osmo releases iPad learning kit for preschoolers

Here's an interesting alternative to playing your toddler more Sesame Street reruns: Edtech company Osmo has launched an iPad-enabled learning tool for the preschool set. Aimed at children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old, the Little Genius Start...

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11:30
watchOS 6 feature makes Apple Watch a better fitness...

A new feature coming to the Apple Watch this fall will make the smartwatch an even better fitness tracker for working out — especially if you’re a fan of exercising without your iPhone.

more…

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11:02
Apple posts first public betas of iPadOS, iOS 13,...

In addition to the first public beta of macOS Catalina, Apple has seeded the first public betas of iPadOS, iOS 13, and tvOS, all of which were previewed at last month’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

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11:00
Sidewalk Labs finally publishes its smart city...

Better late than never. Sidewalk Labs, the part of Alphabet focused on cities and urban development, has unveiled its Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for a proposed smart neighborhood on Toronto's Eastern Waterfront. The MIDP is called...

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11:00
First Look: reMarkable writing test vs. Apple Pencil

Macworld’s Leif Johnson takes his writing utensils very seriously. If he’s not writing on pen and paper he’s usually scribbling away on an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil—a tool he’s very fond of.

In this video, Adam surprises Leif with a new product called the reMarkable tablet to test out his writing chops. It’s a 10.3-inch e-ink based tablet made with one goal in mind: a paper-like writing experience. Our review of the reMarkable tablet is coming soon, but in the meantime check out Leif’s initial thoughts in the video.

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10:56
Apartment & insurance firm sue Apple over lethal...




A New Jersey apartment complex and its insurance company are together suing Apple to recover payouts for a Feb. 22, 2017 iPad fire, which killed a tenant of the building, Bradley Ireland.

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10:48
Qualcomm faces second EU antitrust fine in two years




Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.

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10:46
Apple releases public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS and...

Now's your chance to peek at the future of Apple software without signing up for a developer account. Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina, giving you a taste of what's to come in the fall if you're willing t...

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10:39
10th Annual MacTech Conference Returns to LA in...

One of the mainstays of the Apple conference circuit—MacTech Conference—is returning to Los Angeles for its tenth anniversary in mid-October, a change from its traditional November dates.

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10:37
Public betas of macOS Catalina, iPad OS, iOS 13 now...

As always, if you are participating in this beta, make sure you have a recent, verified backup of your data.

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10:30
Public betas of macOS Catalina, iPad OS, iOS 13,...




Apple has started to provide participants of its public beta program with the first builds of four of its milestone operating systems, including iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS, and macOS Catalina.

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10:30
iPadOS makes Apple's tablets feel like a...

When I reviewed the iPad Pro last year, I was torn. Here was one of the most impressive (not to mention expensive) tablets any company had ever made, and its software seemed caught between two goals: provide the classic, friendly iOS experience p...

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10:29
The new service wars are here to empty your wallet

As more and more companies use subscription services, we’ll have to be vigilant to make sure we keep an eye on them. Those $5-$10/month services can really add up.

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10:28
A weekend with 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite...

Mat Smith and Dan Cooper grew up in the UK at the right age to witness the birth of Pottermania. The Harry Potter novels are firmly encoded in their very British psyches, and both are fans of augmented reality, GPS-connected mobile games. So it made...

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10:28
iOS 13 preview: Shaping up to be a huge update

After Apple announced all of its big software updates for the year at WWDC, it made clear that the first public beta versions of iOS, iPadOS and macOS would go live sometime in July. Whoops! Never mind. The company just let us know they'll be rel...

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10:27
Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 13 and...

Apple today released the first public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to test out the software ahead of its upcoming fall release.

The first public beta of iOS 13 corresponds to the second developer beta released last week. Apple originally said that the public beta would be coming in July, but has apparently decided to release it a few days early. Apple's public beta testing website is still down, so public beta testers will not be able to install the software until it's up.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 13 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on...

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10:26
Driverless cars are coming. We’ll miss the thrill of...

This is an overly romanticized view of driving. The vast majority of people generally hate it and will be more than happy to become passengers in autonomous vehicles.

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10:25
Apple releases first public beta of iOS 13 and...

In addition to the first public beta of macOS Catalina, Apple is also today releasing the first public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The update is available now via Apple’s beta website.

more…

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10:20
Apple debuts fifth iOS 12.4, fourth watchOS 5.3, and...




Apple is continuing to roll out new builds of its developer betas, with a new fifth build of iOS 12.4 joined by the fourth build watchOS 5.3 and the third build of macOS 10.14.6 now available for testing.

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10:19
Apple releases first public beta of macOS Catalina

Apple has released the first public beta of macOS Catalina, the next major update of its desktop/laptop operating system that’s due this fall..

The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

At last month’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple gave us a sneak peak of macOS Catalina. Read more by clicking here.

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10:15
Mark Hamill and other stars will read the Mueller...

On Monday night, a group of Hollywood stars will take part in a live reading of The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts, a play based on the Mueller report. The likes of Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow and Alyssa Milano are am...

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10:11
Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Catalina...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the software ahead of its fall public release.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will be able to download the macOS Catalina beta through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile. Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

Potential beta testers should make a full Time Machine backup before installing macOS Catalina, and it may not be wise to install it on a primary machine because betas can be unstable and often have many bugs.

macOS Catalina eliminates the iTunes app, which has been a key Mac...

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10:09
Apple releasing first public beta of macOS Catalina...

Apple is releasing the first public beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina today. Ahead of schedule, public beta users can now try macOS Catalina – but be wary of bugs and performance issues.

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10:06
Hands on with Apple's first public beta of...




Apple's macOS Catalina is another ambitious refinement of the Mac featuring a fundamental rethinking of iTunes and an infusion of fresh ideas from iOS: from Sidecar to Continuity Sketch to Screen Time, a whole new world of Catalyst apps from iPad, and many more features under the hood. But note: Catalina is still in beta!

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10:06
Hands on with Apple's first public beta of...




Apple's macOS Catalina is another ambitious refinement of the Mac featuring a fundamental rethinking of iTunes and an infusion of fresh ideas from iOS: from Sidecar to Continuity Sketch to Screen Time, a whole new world of Catalyst apps from iPad, and many more features under the hood. But note: Catalina is still in beta!

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10:01
macOS Catalina 10.15 Public Beta is now available

Want to run the next version of macOS? You can if you join Apple’s Public Beta program. Apple has a macOS Catalina Public Beta available for anyone willing to try the new version of the Mac operating system before it is officially released.

Here’s what you need to know about the Public Beta.

The latest: macOS Catalina Public Beta now available

Apple has released the latest version of the beta, called macOS Catalina 10.15 Public Beta. New features include new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps; the ability to use an iPad as an external display; Screen Time; enhanced security; and more.

To install, the 10.15 Public Beta, you must be enrolled in the Public Beta program. Then, you can install the update through macOS’s Software Update (About This Mac > OverviewSoftware Update.) 

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10:00
macOS Catalina preview: It's all about the apps

Three weeks ago, Apple was holding court at the San Jose Convention Center, where it kicked off its annual developer conference with first looks at iOS 13, iPadOS and the latest version of macOS, Catalina. Today the company is releasing Catalina in b...

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09:57
Apple to Reveal Details of their Seattle Expansion...

Apple real estate leaders will join Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for a press conference Monday afternoon ...

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09:53
Apple releasing fifth iOS 12.4 beta today ahead of...

Apple is continuing iOS 12.4 developer and public beta testing with the fifth release coming later today. iOS 12.4 is expected to be the first software update to support Apple Card, the company’s new consumer credit card launching in the US sometime this summer.

more…

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09:53
iPhone 2019 rumors: Case renders show camera bump,...

What’s in store for the new iPhone in 2019? We won’t officially know until the fall (most likely in September), but until then, you can bet that the rumor mill will be fully operational. This page will keep track of what’s being rumored as new features of the 2019 iPhones, and we’ll provide some analysis and whether or not a rumor seems feasible.

Updated 06/24/19: Renders from case maker Olixar (found at mobile retailer MobileFun) show an iPhone with the expected square camera bump and a new vertically-sliding mute switch.

To read this article in full, please click here

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09:51
Apple Says Spotify Only Pays 15% Fee on About 0.5%...

Apple has filed a response to Spotify's anticompetitive complaint about the App Store in Europe, noting that Spotify pays Apple a 15 percent commission for only about 0.5 percent of its paying subscribers, according to CNET.

That figure equates to around 680,000 users who subscribed to Spotify through its iOS app, via Apple's in-app purchase system, between 2014 and 2016. This is because Apple only collects a 30 percent commission for the first year of a subscription, at which point the fee drops to 15 percent.

Apple's response comes three months after Spotify announced it had filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission over unfair App Store practices. Spotify took...

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09:43
Logitech Control Center 3.9.8 - Keyboard, mouse, and...

Logitech Control Center (LCC) is designed to support OS X and allows you to take full advantage of your Logitech keyboard, mouse, or trackball. With the LCC you can:

  • Browse the Internet using dedicated keys that provide one-touch access to your favorite sites.
  • Launch your email application by pressing a button.
  • Play music and control the system speaker using built-in buttons.
  • Open frequently used items, such as documents, folders, and applications with a single keystroke.
  • Scroll in windows of applications built for OS X. You can scroll up and down with a single keystroke or wheel movement.
  • Switch between open applications.
  • Show contextual menus with a single mouse click.
  • Simulate keystrokes to provide shortcuts to commands you use regularly.
  • ...
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09:38
Apple puts Spotify’s App Store complaint in...

Apple and Spotify are engaged in a bitter antitrust battle in Europe, with Spotify claiming that Apple’s App Store rules give it an unfair advantage over competitors. Apple has now responded to Spotify’s claims in a new filing with the European Commission.

more…

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09:37
Apple Replies to EU Antitrust Commission and Points...

At the top of the month Patently Apple posted a report titled 'While the EU Commission Pretends to be waiting for Apple's Response to rule on Spotify's Complaint, their mind is already Set." Today we're learning that Apple has reportedly responded to the EU's Antitrust Commission in writing regarding Spotify's formal complaint against them. A German publication ...

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09:37
7-Eleven can deliver your Slurpees to parks and...

7-Eleven has a way for its 7Now deliveries to stand out from the herd: let you order in all kinds of public spaces. An update to its 7Now app for iOS lets you ask for delivery to "pins," or commonly accessible locations like parks, beaches, concert...

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09:20
Senate bill would make companies put a price on...

Many will tell you that internet giants see your data as their most valuable resource, but politicians now want to put a number on that value. Senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley are introducing the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden O...

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09:03
Monday’s best deals: Amazon Mac accessory Gold Box...

Amazon’s Mac accessory Gold Box has SanDisk storage, NETGEAR routers, and more, plus today’s best deals on iPad mini 5 and the first generation AirPlay Sonos One speaker. Hit the jump for more in this episode of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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09:00
Edit 4K Video on Mac with VideoProc for Free and...

Did you miss our last VideoProc giveaway about five months ago? Well, there’s good news! Today we’re going to show you how to get VideoProc — a powerful 4K video editing app for Mac and Windows — for free, and have a chance to win one of five pairs of Apple AirPods 2.

Just download a free copy of VideoProc 3.3 and activate the license code before July 15, 2019. Give VideoProc a try, then rate its features and submit a valid email address to be entered. Five winners will be announced on July 15, 2019 and will each receive a pair of new AirPods 2 valued at $199.

Why Choose VideoProc Over Competitive Apps?

Why does the Apple World Today team choose VideoProc over competing apps...

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08:43
Bill Gates admits that Microsoft's Greatest...

In March 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Steve Ballmer Laughs no more at Apple's iPhone Revolution." Back in 2007 Ballmer stated in an interview that Apple's iPhone would probably gain 2 or 3% of the market. It was an arrogant statement that Ballmer and Microsoft had to eat as Apple went on to crush them in the mobile space. Now Bill Gates admits that allowing Android ...

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08:41
New 'iPhone 11 Max' case renders back...




New case renders from accessory maker Olixar reiterate an expected triple-lens rear camera for the "iPhone 11 Max," but may disappoint people hoping Apple will switch from Lightning to USB-C.

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08:41
Apple strikes back at Spotify's claims of...




Data supplied by Apple says that only 680,000 of Spotify's users are paying 15% of the subscription fee to Apple -- and none are paying the 30% that the music streamer claims.

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08:30
iPhone 11 Max case renders showcase camera bump,...

Various leaks and renders have offered us close looks at the forthcoming iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. Now, case maker Olixar claims to offer a detailed look at the iPhone 11 Max, including the new camera bump, a redesigned mute switch, and more.

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08:30
Amazon offers aggressive Apple deals ahead of Prime...




As Amazon tends to focus on price cuts on its own hardware during its annual Prime Day sale event, the e-commerce giant is delivering steep markdowns on Apple products right now, ahead of Prime Day 2019.

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08:22
Bill Gates Regrets Microsoft Losing to Android as...

At a recent event hosted by venture capital firm Village Global, highlighted by TechCrunch, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates lamented on losing to Android, calling it "one of the greatest mistakes of all time."

Skip to the 11:40 mark:

Transcript:In the software world, it's very predictable for platforms. These are winner-take-all markets. The greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is. Android is the standard phone platform — non-Apple phone platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win. It really is winner take all. If you're there with half as many apps, or 90 percent as many apps, you're on your way to complete doom. There's room for exactly one non-Apple operating system. […]

It's amazing to me having made one of the greatest mistakes of all time… our other assets...

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08:16
Review: Bose Frames take a stab at iPhone-connected...




Bose's iPhone-connected Frames are a solid first step into the "audio glasses" market, and possibly worth your money -- but there are catches to consider with this early tech.

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08:08
The bigger MacBook Pro everyone’s waiting for might...

Apple might have just updated its 13- and 15-inch laptops with better processors and a tweak to the much-maligned butterfly keyboard, but there might be a completely new model arriving later this year. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to afford it.

Echoing a previous report by Ming-Chi Kuo, IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin says that Apple is planning to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, marking the first new size for Apple’s flagship notebook since the 13-inch model was introduced in 2009. It would also represent the biggest MacBook since the 17-inch MacBook Pro was discontinued in 2012.

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07:41
Apple invents Over-the-Ear Headphones that include...

Apple's over-the-ear headphone patent covers a new added dimension to binaural headphones that achieves realistic virtual sound sources that will be effective when a user is jogging along a winding road or moving in a vehicle or flying in a plane. The new head-tracking system understands realtime motion and ensures that the audio automatically re-centers to keep the audio perfectly centered at all times for the user.

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07:28
Senators want tech companies to reveal dollar value...




Major tech companies like Apple will have to reveal how much user data is worth to the company, a bipartisan proposal from senators suggests, with the 'Dashboard Act' requiring firms who make money off data collection practices to disclose revenue generated by it, as well as what is being done to protect it.

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07:27
Here there be monsters

[VIDEO] NOAA:

Then on Wednesday, Nathan started looking at the downloaded videos. He found the usual shrimp and other small animals that we had been seeing on the first four deployments. And then he saw it, a large tubular animal off on the corner of the screen, looking as if it was hunting the e-jelly. The next short video showed the same thing. Then, in the third video, the tubular animal revealed an enormous set of arms and tentacles coming in to attack the e-jelly.

Watch the video (embedded in the main Loop post). Fantastic. I hope we can turn things around before the giant squid becomes just a scientific memory.

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07:20
A visual history of classic Mac OS design evolution

Lovely sequence of images, starting with the Mac OS System 1 startup screen, the first so-called happy Mac.

Beautifully done.

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07:15
David Gilmour sells his iconic “Black Strat”, 125...

This was a pretty amazing auction. The centerpiece was Gilmour’s “Black Strat”:

“The Black Strat,” a 1969 Fender Stratocaster which Gilmour used to record Pink Floyd albums “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Wall,” sold for $3,975,000.

The winning bidder?

Over$4 million for the Black Strat and co!! A record purchase. Honored to support Gilmour’s charity ClientEarth.

— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 20, 2019

Jim Irsay is the owner of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. What do you do with a guitar like that? Do you hang it on a wall? Will it ever be played again?

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07:13
Microsoft's dual-screen tablet could run...

Microsoft could release a radically different Surface as early as the first half of 2020. Rumors about a dual-screen tablet have been circulating since last year, and the company reportedly showed a similar device to employees earlier this month. Now...

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07:10
Comment: A 16-inch MacBook Pro seems a step towards...

It was back in February that we first heard about a new 16-inch MacBook Pro in the works, and a new report today supports this, adding some more details.

The report claims a 3072×1920 resolution, up from the 2880×1800 panel found in Apple’s 15-inch laptops since the first Retina MacBook Pro in 2012 […]

IHS Markit says the new 16-inch laptop has a target manufacturing date of September 2019 with a production rate of about 250,000 units per month. The panel would still be LCD (no OLED yet as previously reported) and supposedly manufactured by LG.

As we noted this morning, the timing does seem a little odd …

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07:07
∞ Apple’s latest experimental practical effects...

[VIDEO] I love this series, all filmed on the latest iPhone, in this case, the iPhone XS. Both the released video and the “making of” are embedded in the main Loop post.

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07:06
Industry veteran Chris Thorne is Apple's Beats...




Apple's Beats has installed marketing industry veteran Chris Thorne as its new chief marketing officer, "effective immediately," the company announced on Monday.

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07:05
Raspberry Pi 4 hits the scene with 4K support, ample...

This morning we’re getting our first glance at the new Raspberry Pi 4. The latest rendition of the popular microcomputer delivers upgraded specs, more I/O, and 4K support that makes it arguably the most powerful release to date. It will stay at the same $35 starting price as the previous-generation model, but with a bevy of notable upgrades for power users and tinkers alike. Raspberry Pi 4 offers a handful of configurations, headlined by a 4GB configuration which should be able to handle most everyday tasks like web browsing and email. If true, this means that Raspberry Pi 4 goes beyond a niche piece of tech to a piece of technology that could bring the internet and more to the masses with previously unseen affordability. More below.

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06:48
BET+ streaming service launches this fall with Tyler...

The rumor was true -- BET is launching a streaming service. The newly official BET+ is due to launch in the fall and will work closely with Tyler Perry Studios to offer a host of African American-focused on-demand video to subscribers. In addition to...

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06:39
Amazon and counterfeit products

The New York Times:

“The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is a medical handbook that recommends the right amount of the right drug for treating ailments from bacterial pneumonia to infected wounds. Lives depend on it.

And:

Antimicrobial Therapy, which publishes “The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy,” bought 34 of its handbooks from Amazon and Amazon’s third-party sellers. At least 30 were counterfeits.

And:

Amazon takes a hands-off approach to what goes on in its bookstore, never checking the authenticity, much less the quality, of what it sells. It does not oversee the sellers who have flocked to its site in any organized way.

That has resulted in a kind of lawlessness. Publishers, writers and groups such as the Authors Guild said counterfeiting of books on Amazon had surged. The company has been reactive rather than proactive in dealing with the issue, they said, often taking action only when a buyer complains.

I’ve...

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06:31
US law could require Google & Facebook to state...

A bipartisan push for a new US law could see companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon having to state exactly how much your data is worth.

Consumers would be better able to understand how much privacy they were sacrificing to use free services if the value of the data used by the companies was made explicit …

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06:24
Kool Tools: Spy-Fy iPrivacy iPhone Case

The folks behind the upcoming Spy-Fy iPhone Privacy Phone Case promise that “you can rest assured that no one is peeping at you or your loved ones through the camera on your phone with its easy-to-operate switches that securely block both the front and rear cameras of the newer iPhone models without sacrificing features like Face ID.”

The Spy-Fy iPhone Privacy Phone Case purportedly uses easy-to-operate sliding mechanisms to control access to the front and rear cameras separately. The...

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06:24
Kool Tools: Spy-Fy iPrivacy iPhone Case

The folks behind the upcoming Spy-Fy iPhone Privacy Phone Case promise that “you can rest assured that no one is peeping at you or your loved ones through the camera on your phone with its easy-to-operate switches that securely block both the front and rear cameras of the newer iPhone models without sacrificing features like Face ID.”

The Spy-Fy iPhone Privacy Phone Case purportedly uses easy-to-operate sliding mechanisms to control access to the front and rear cameras separately. The...

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06:24
Kool Tools: Spy-Fy iPrivacy iPhone Case

The folks behind the upcoming Spy-Fy iPhone Privacy Phone Case promise that “you can rest assured that no one is peeping at you or your loved ones through the camera on your phone with its easy-to-operate switches that securely block both the front and rear cameras of the newer iPhone models without sacrificing features like Face ID.”

The Spy-Fy iPhone Privacy Phone Case purportedly uses easy-to-operate sliding mechanisms to control access to the front and rear cameras separately. The...

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06:24
Kool Tools: Spy-Fy iPrivacy iPhone Case

The folks behind the upcoming Spy-Fy iPhone Privacy Phone Case promise that “you can rest assured that no one is peeping at you or your loved ones through the camera on your phone with its easy-to-operate switches that securely block both the front and rear cameras of the newer iPhone models without sacrificing features like Face ID.”

The Spy-Fy iPhone Privacy Phone Case purportedly uses easy-to-operate sliding mechanisms to control access to the front and rear cameras separately. The...

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06:24
What to do if you get SIM-swapped

MyCrypto and CipherBlade, via Medium:

MyCrypto and CipherBlade have collaborated on this article to help you understand the dangers of a SIM-jacking attack, and how best to defend yourself against and attack, and how to recover from such an event. This article aims to be a “one-stop” article to read, reference, and share with your friends and colleagues. It’s not short, but it’s thorough.

If you’ve been following our stories on SIM-swapping, this should be in your reading queue. Full of detail. I’ve gotten a lot of response to the posts, both warning me how many people are vulnerable to having their lives turned upside down by this hack, and weighing in with their take on best practices.

I’m far from an expert here, but this seems a solid resource, worth bookmarking and passing along. If you have an opinion on the linked post, either pro or con, please do ping me.

[H/T...

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06:21
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign fixes Photoshop...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.24, a maintenance update to company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, thus helping designers save disk space and reduce production costs. The new version fixes an error in which the option to merge visible layers in Photoshop wasn’t executed under some rare conditions.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. Version 5.2.24 is a free update for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe 

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06:21
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign fixes Photoshop...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.24, a maintenance update to company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, thus helping designers save disk space and reduce production costs. The new version fixes an error in which the option to merge visible layers in Photoshop wasn’t executed under some rare conditions.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. Version 5.2.24 is a free update for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe 

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06:21
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign fixes Photoshop...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.24, a maintenance update to company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, thus helping designers save disk space and reduce production costs. The new version fixes an error in which the option to merge visible layers in Photoshop wasn’t executed under some rare conditions.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. Version 5.2.24 is a free update for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe 

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06:21
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign fixes Photoshop...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.24, a maintenance update to company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, thus helping designers save disk space and reduce production costs. The new version fixes an error in which the option to merge visible layers in Photoshop wasn’t executed under some rare conditions.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. Version 5.2.24 is a free update for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe 

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06:19
Beats fills chief marketing officer vacancy with...

After a few notable marketing leadership departures, Beats has announced its new CMO pick: Chris Thorne. The new top marketer at Beats joins the Apple-owned headphones company with experience from EA, The Honest Company, and Forward. The company highlights that the new CMO joins after the major launch of its new Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones.

more…

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06:16
16-inch MacBook Pros rumored for September (and...

Apple may ship a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September with a resolution of 3072-by-1920 pixels, according to IHS Markit. And new displays, perhaps?

"We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] September 19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue," Jeff Lin, associate director, Consumer Electronics at the research group, tells Forbes

IHS Markit describes the future MacBook Pro as sporting a new CPU, as well as a bigger screen and running macOS Catalina. In May it was reported that Samsung is talking with Apple about supplying OLED displays for a 16-inch MacBook Pro and future iPad Pro models. However, Lin says that the supersized laptop will pack an LCD display, not an OLED screen. However, the Sellers Research Group (that’s...

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06:14
Microsoft should have been Apple's challenger...




It should have been Microsoft posing the main competition to Apple in mobile platforms, not Google, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented in a recent interview.

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AirZeus: All-At-Once Wireless Charging for iPhone, ...

Remember AirPower? That was Apple’s idea of a 3-in-1 wireless charger that one would be able to place an iPhone, an Apple Watch and a AirPods 2 charging case and have them all charge at once. Well, that product never made it to market, but AirZeus has figured out how to create a triple wireless charger that does what AirPower never accomplished. We have this charging pad — usually retailing at $149.99 — on sale this week for $44.99, and you can...

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Samsung SmartThings expands its lineup with a Wi-Fi...

A smart home system with broad third-party device support gains three new first-party devices.

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Google’s new curriculum teaches kids how to detect...

When Google launched its "Be Internet Awesome" curriculum for educators a couple of years ago, it focused its efforts on teaching children about online safety. This year, however, the company is adding a new component to its campaign: media literacy....

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Samsung's new SmartThings camera and smart plug...

Samsung is adding a camera, a WiFi smart plug and a smart bulb to its range of SmartThings devices available in the US. The indoor camera has full HD and HDR capabilities -- plus, it has a 145-degree view to be able to monitor a wider part of your ho...

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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: An Alexa display with...

When Amazon introduced the second-gen Echo Show display last year, it was a huge upgrade over the original, with a built-in browser, better sound and more video options than before. Just months later, however, and Amazon has released a new model call...

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Daimler forced to recall more Mercedes cars in...

Things are getting worse for German auto manufacturer Daimler after local newspaper Bild reported that the company is recalling a further 60,000 Mercedes cars.

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'That's iPhone' ads released to Apple...




Apple released three new "That's iPhone" advertisements to their Australian YouTube channel regarding material recycling, iMessage, and privacy in the App Store.

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Microsoft missed out on $400B by letting Android...

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says that Microsoft missed out on a $400B market by letting Google turn Android into the only real alternative to the iPhone.

Gates confessed that his mismanagement of Microsoft’s mobile efforts was his ‘greatest mistake’ …

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Bill Gates claims his ‘greatest mistake’ was not...

Bill Gates has spoken candidly about his regrets as the leader of Microsoft, most particularly the company's attempts to build a dominant mobile OS. As reported by The Verge, during an interview at venture capital firm Village Global, Gates said "the...

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Apple considers Apple Watch bands that have extra...

Future Apple Watch bands may have additional features and do more than simply keep the smart watch on your wrist. Apple has applied for a patent (number 20190187808) for a “wrist-worn electronic device and methods thereof.”

What sort of additional functionality? One would be extra battery life. Another would be, per the patent filing, a FM receiver. Still another would be additional health monitoring features.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “According to one embodiment, an electronic wristband can provide additional electrical circuitry or devices that can be made available for use as or with an electronic device. In one embodiment, the electronic device can be a mobile electronic device that can be removably coupled to the electronic wristband which provides the additional circuitry or devices. 

“Advantageously, the electronic device can utilize the additional electrical circuitry or devices provided within the...

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Adonit’s Note is a good alternative to the Apple...

Adonit’s Note is a good accessory for Apple’s iPads if you don’t want to spring $99 or $129 for an Apple Pencil. It’s a non-Bluetooth stylus that’s sleek, sexy, lightweight, and easy (even, fun) to use.

Did I say “non-Bluetooth”? Yep. Just hit the “on” button on your Apple device and the Note automatically pairs with it. Note (pun intended) that you should first disconnect any previously connected digital stylus, such as the Apple Pencil.

The Adonit Note works with a variety of apps. For example, just tap on your iPad to active Apple’s Notes app.

What’s more, the Note looks and feels great thanks to its sleek aluminum construction in a slim, ergonomic body (six inches long and 0.37 inches in diameter). It uses a spiral tip that can be easily replaced. Unfortunately, you’ll have to spring for any replacements, as Adonit includes none with the stylus. A pack of three will...

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