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Wednesday August 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

“The relaxation of mandatory 30% local...

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

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

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

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

Following that...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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09:07
Apple Addresses Siri Privacy Protections

Apple Newsroom:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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



Version 1.3.2:

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  • OS X 10.10.3 or later



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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07:19
∞ 5G explained

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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07:11
2019 Fall foliage map

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

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

∞ Read this on The Loop

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

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

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

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

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

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07:00
How to make your smart home more secure

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

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

The Guardian:

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

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

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

But this part of the story takes the cake:

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

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




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

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

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

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

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



Version 5.3.3:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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

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

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

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

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06:14
Apple Music Gaining Chromecast Support on Android

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

Image: Android Police

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

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

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

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

47 Photoshop Projects for Aspiring Graphic Designers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The post...

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

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

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

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

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inkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign can now convert...

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

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

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

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inkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign can now convert...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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05:11
Apple Music beta for Android adds Chromecast support

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now, using arrow keys drops out of the screensaver.

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

Not the first time

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

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04:00
Duolingo helps history nerds learn Latin

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

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

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

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

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03:26
Facebook posing surges in quarter two of 2019

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

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

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

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03:26
Facebook posing surges in quarter two of 2019

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

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

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

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03:26
Facebook posing surges in quarter two of 2019

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

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

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

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03:26
Facebook posing surges in quarter two of 2019

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

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

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

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

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



Version 76.0.3809.132:

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



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Per the patent application:

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

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

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03:00
JBL Link Bar review: A soundbar, Google Assistant,...

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

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03:00
Ring Smart Lighting Floodlight Wired review: A...

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

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

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

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

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

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03:00
Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

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

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

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

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

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

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



Version 8.51.0.92:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

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02:46
Telegram hasn’t given up on its ‘Gram’ cryptocurrency

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

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

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



Version 63.0.3368.53:
More fun and useful Snapshot improvements:

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

Now you can:

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

Full...

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

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

Features

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



Version 4.3.1:
Fixed:

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

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

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

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

Features

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

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



Version 6.1933.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



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

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

Features

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

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

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

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

Features

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



Version 10.3.0:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the features include:

  • Collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • Recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • A CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds.
  • ...
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20:59
Affinity Photo 1.7.2 - Digital editing for...

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



Version 1.7.2:

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



  • OS X 10.7 or later

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20:59
Day One 4.1.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

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

Features

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

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



Version 4.1.1:

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

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements



  • macOS 10.13...

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

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



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

iPhone:

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

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

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

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

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

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



Version 2.5.10:
General:

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

Fixed:

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

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



Version 76.0.3809.132:

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

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

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

Features:

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

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

Vector tools

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

Raster tools

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



Version 1....

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

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

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

Features:

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



Version 11.4.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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




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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

more…

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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




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

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




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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

Apple supplier TSMC...

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13:15
What’s new in iOS 13.1 beta 1?

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

more…

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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




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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

-...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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11:02
Apple releases ninth developer beta of watchOS 6




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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10:18
Apple releases first developer beta of iOS 13.1

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

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

more…

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

To read this article in full, please click here

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

more…

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

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

Vector tools

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

Raster tools

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



Version 1....

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

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

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

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



Version 1.7.2:

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



  • OS X 10.7 or later

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

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

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




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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

more…

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07:00
Steve Jobs signed Pixar Poster up for auction

Nate D Sanders auction page:

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

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

[Via 9to5Mac]

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

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

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

Features:

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

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

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

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

Issued by Goldman Sachs Bank, USA

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

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

Jean-Louis Gassée:

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

And:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[VIDEO] From the official show description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Marqui Crossbody Pouch is...

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

Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post:

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

And:

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

And:

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

And:

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

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

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

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

Features:

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



Version 11.4.0:

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  • macOS 10.12 or later



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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The post SweetP Productions serves up Cookie 6.0 for macOS 10.14 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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

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

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

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

The post SweetP Productions serves up Cookie 6.0 for macOS 10.14 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jason Snell:

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

And:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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05:33
Day One 4.1.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

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

Features

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

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



Version 4.1.1:

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

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements



  • macOS 10.13...

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Select any album under My Albums.

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

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

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

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

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

Like they needed another.

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

To read this article in full, please click here

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

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

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

more…

The post Yeelight HomeKit support arrives, with firmware update for existing bulbs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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




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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

Here’s how to do it.

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

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

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




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

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03:23
Consumer robotics is a market in transition

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

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

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

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

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03:23
Consumer robotics is a market in transition

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

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

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

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

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03:23
Consumer robotics is a market in transition

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

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

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

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

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03:23
Consumer robotics is a market in transition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The fixes and changes are as follows:

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

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

Kernel

Available for: macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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

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

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

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