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Tuesday August 20

04:00
Five questions to ask yourself before you apply for...

Any day now, the Apple Card will be available to tens of millions of U.S. consumers. And it’s definitely getting plenty of hype.

With that slick white titanium card, the purchase tracking, the security features… it’s easy to understand why you might want it.

But it’s ultimately still a MasterCard credit card backed by a big multinational bank, and before you apply for it, you should really ask yourself these five questions.

Can you always pay it off?

Do you intend to fully pay off your Apple Card every month, or will you run a balance?

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03:32
States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of...




Following a July planning meeting with US Attorney General William Barr, individual states appear poised to launch their own antitrust investigations of big tech sooner rather than later.

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03:27
Porsche Taycan EV to Include Integrated Apple Music...

Porsche has partnered with Apple to integrate Apple Music into its forthcoming Taycan EV, the German car manufacturer revealed on Monday (via TechCrunch).

The announcement means owners of the all-electric sports car will be able to access Apple's music streaming service via the car's touchscreen infotainment display without having to connect a smartphone.

This is the first time Apple Music will be available as a native app in any vehicle. Previously the only way to access the service was by pairing a phone via Apple's proprietary CarPlay dash interface.

Porsche says CarPlay will also be included in the Taycan EV, but customers will get direct access to Apple Music's library of songs, curated playlists, and Beats 1 radio...

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03:25
Gartner: pace of change a ‘top emerging risk’

Organizations are concerned about their ability to keep up with a rapidly changing business landscape, driven in part by concerns about their own organizations’ lagging and misconceived digitalization strategies, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

In the second quarter of 2019, the research group surveyed 133 senior executives across industries and geographies, and the results showed that “pace of change” had emerged as the top emerging risk in the “2Q19 Emerging Risk Monitor” survey. Last quarter’s top emerging risk, “accelerating privacy regulation,” has now become an established risk after ranking on four previous emerging risk reports.

Closely linked to the concern around pace of change are two operational risks, including “lagging digitalization” and “digitalization misconceptions,” which Gartner experts said may be partly driving the top concern around pace of change and related threats from business model...

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03:25
Gartner: pace of change a ‘top emerging risk’

Organizations are concerned about their ability to keep up with a rapidly changing business landscape, driven in part by concerns about their own organizations’ lagging and misconceived digitalization strategies, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

In the second quarter of 2019, the research group surveyed 133 senior executives across industries and geographies, and the results showed that “pace of change” had emerged as the top emerging risk in the “2Q19 Emerging Risk Monitor” survey. Last quarter’s top emerging risk, “accelerating privacy regulation,” has now become an established risk after ranking on four previous emerging risk reports.

Closely linked to the concern around pace of change are two operational risks, including “lagging digitalization” and “digitalization misconceptions,” which Gartner experts said may be partly driving the top concern around pace of change and related threats from business model...

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03:25
Gartner: pace of change a ‘top emerging risk’

Organizations are concerned about their ability to keep up with a rapidly changing business landscape, driven in part by concerns about their own organizations’ lagging and misconceived digitalization strategies, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

In the second quarter of 2019, the research group surveyed 133 senior executives across industries and geographies, and the results showed that “pace of change” had emerged as the top emerging risk in the “2Q19 Emerging Risk Monitor” survey. Last quarter’s top emerging risk, “accelerating privacy regulation,” has now become an established risk after ranking on four previous emerging risk reports.

Closely linked to the concern around pace of change are two operational risks, including “lagging digitalization” and “digitalization misconceptions,” which Gartner experts said may be partly driving the top concern around pace of change and related threats from business model...

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03:25
Gartner: pace of change a ‘top emerging risk’

Organizations are concerned about their ability to keep up with a rapidly changing business landscape, driven in part by concerns about their own organizations’ lagging and misconceived digitalization strategies, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

In the second quarter of 2019, the research group surveyed 133 senior executives across industries and geographies, and the results showed that “pace of change” had emerged as the top emerging risk in the “2Q19 Emerging Risk Monitor” survey. Last quarter’s top emerging risk, “accelerating privacy regulation,” has now become an established risk after ranking on four previous emerging risk reports.

Closely linked to the concern around pace of change are two operational risks, including “lagging digitalization” and “digitalization misconceptions,” which Gartner experts said may be partly driving the top concern around pace of change and related threats from business model...

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03:21
How to add an Infrared remote-controlled accessory...

Theoretically, HomeKit supports fans as a smart home accessory. There are some HomeKit ceiling fans already on sale, but what I’ve been holding out for is a HomeKit tower fan for my office. Unfortunately, there aren’t really any to speak of.

After years of waiting, and a particularly hot summer, I gave up and explored the enthusiast route. I bought a standard fan with an IR remote control and set out to induct it into my HomeKit home using Homebridge…

more…

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03:15
Leaked assets hint at upcoming ceramic, titanium...

The Apple leaks continue, a new set of images indicating that Apple is on the verge of offering both a new ceramic Apple Watch and a new titanium Watch.

Apple has sold ceramic watches in the past but did not offer a ceramic Series 4, and titanium is a wholly new direction for Apple Watch case materials.

The leak apparently emanated from a recent set of Apple Watch firmware, the assets showing show animation playing when the device is first set up. The animation mimics the back design of the Watch featuring the model name and the iconic ‘Designed by Apple in California’ signature.

The pictured assets are clearly destined for the 44mm watch screen, but iHelpBR has also found equivalent assets for the 40mm watch.

At the beginning of 2019, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple would launch a new ceramic Apple Watch.

Apple debuted the ceramic Apple Watch Edition line with the Series 2, offering it in a white color. For the Series 3 generation,...

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03:01
Recommended reading: ‘Humble Bundle: Python...

No Starch Press is partnering with Humble Bundle to offer a selection of the company’s best-selling Python programming books....

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03:01
Recommended reading: ‘Humble Bundle: Python...

No Starch Press is partnering with Humble Bundle to offer a selection of the company’s best-selling Python programming books....

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03:01
Recommended reading: ‘Humble Bundle: Python...

No Starch Press is partnering with Humble Bundle to offer a selection of the company’s best-selling Python programming books....

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03:01
Recommended reading: ‘Humble Bundle: Python...

No Starch Press is partnering with Humble Bundle to offer a selection of the company’s best-selling Python programming books....

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03:00
Rumor: APIs, early access program, points to $5/...

Apple employees have, as expected, been granted early access to Apple Arcade this summer. A leak from the APIs suggests that the launch price will be $4.99 per month.

Employees taking place in the Apple Arcade early access program are apparently charged $0.49 with a one-month free trial. The program is thought to be ending upon the release of iOS 13 to the public. Apple is also rumored to be launching the next-gen iPhone with a September 10th keynote. The keynote is expected to launch services like Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.

Per the article:

“Today, I was able to get information about the price of an Apple Arcade subscription to customers. This information is available in one of the APIs used by the App Store app. According to a promotional message found in the service, the price for Apple Arcade will be $4.99 / month, including a one-month free trial. As Apple previously announced, the service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.”...

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03:00
Netvue Belle video doorbell review: Certainly not...

Netvue makes a big AI promise for its Belle video doorbell, but that feature falls flat.

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03:00
Security check: MacBook Pro battery chaos

The Macalope hopes you don’t have any travel plans for the rest of the year because you’re going to need to get to the airport eight days early because of the MacBook Pro.

“Huh?” you say, thinking The Macalope can hear you (he can’t). Let’s take a look.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and Chicken Little School of Aviation Security, Ewan Spence tells us “Apple's Dangerous MacBook Pro Banned From Flying, Get Ready For Airport Chaos.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Alex.)

The MacBook Pro is dangerous. You will face airport chaos.

These fortune cookies are getting weirdly specific.

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02:59
Microsoft OneNote 16.28 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 16.28:

Note: While the software is...

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02:56
Microsoft OneNote 16.28 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes

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

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02:20
VLC Media Player 3.0.8 - Popular multimedia player.

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.



Version 3.0.8:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Note: Starting with VLC 3.0.5, VLC is distributed with runtime hardening enabled on macOS Mojave. All external VLC plugins need to be signed by a DeveloperID certificate in order to continue working with the official VLC package.



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later



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02:16
Opera 63.0.3368.35 - 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 63.0.3368.35:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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02:04
Alexa to Support Apple Music Streaming in Germany...

Apple Music will be available to stream on German Echo devices via Alexa from today, reports regional tech blog ifun.de.

We've not received official confirmation, but if Germany's Alexa rollout follows a similar pattern to other countries, it should mean Apple Music subscribers who own an Echo device, Amazon Fire TV, or Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker will soon be able ask Alexa to play songs, artists, playlists, and more from Apple Music.

This functionality first launched in the United States in December of last year before expanding to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New...

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00:12
Quicken 2019 5.12.1 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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00:00
How to show battery percentage on iPhone X, XR, and...

Noticed that your iPhone X, XR, or XS doesn’t show the battery percentage in the status bar? Read along for four ways to show your battery percentage on Apple’s recent iPhones.

more…

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00:00
HP's latest gaming headset delivers active...

HP has unveiled a host of new gaming products for Gamescom 2019, starting with the Omen Mindframe Prime, a high-end gaming headset with features that should make competitive play more comfortable. Your ears will heat up less thanks to HP's "Frostcap"...

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00:00
Samsung's 32-inch Space Gaming Monitor makes...

Giant gaming monitors have a conspicuous problem: all that visual real estate usually swallows up desk space, leaving limited room for your speakers, elaborate peripherals or the PC itself. Samsung might have a simple fix. Its newly unveiled Space...

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Monday August 19

22:54
Porsche Taycan will come with a standalone Apple...

Porsche Taycan owners will be able to play their Apple Music collection directly through the vehicle's touchscreen display. According to TechCrunch, the automaker has teamed up with Cupertino to integrate Apple Music into the upcoming electric vehicl...

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20:59
Mactracker 7.8.1 - Database of all Mac models; lists...

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

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



Version 7.8.1:

  • Adds MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • Adds MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
  • Adds information on Security Chip for recent Mac models
  • Adds details on latest OS releases
  • Fixes issue where current price wouldn't display properly
  • Other minor changes and additions



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
MacFamilyTree 9.0.5 - Create and explore your family...

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Overview

  • Well-structured, fast and...
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20:59
WhatsApp 0.3.4375 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

WhatsApp is the desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.



Version 0.3.4375:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
SpamSieve 2.9.37 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.

SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.

The following is a partial list of SpamSieve’s features, so that you can quickly see what it can do and how it’s unique:

  • Powerful Bayesian spam filtering results in high accuracy and almost no false positives. It adapts to the mail that you receive to get even better with time. Some other e-mail programs include Bayesian filters, but SpamSieve is more accurate.
  • Integrates with your e-mail program for a superior user experience. Plus, you get the same great filtering if you ever switch e-mail programs or use more than one at a time.
  • SpamSieve works with any mail provider/host. It filters all your...
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20:59
Monosnap 3.6.1 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

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

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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20:59
WhatRoute 2.2.6 - Geographically trace online data-...

WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router, thus enabling you to determine slow links--or hops--in the Internet. WhatRoute can also find dead links, such as routers that don't respond.

  • A geo-location server is queried and the locations of the hosts discovered in a trace or seen active on the LAN, can be plotted on a low resolution map or viewed in high resolution on Google Earth
  • WhatRoute also provides network and port scanning, ping, whois, DNS, and LAN monitoring functions.
  • Find the ASN with which a network is registered and the networks with which it peers.
  • View network flows

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.


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20:59
Viber 11.3.1 - 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 11.3.1:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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20:27
'Final Fantasy VIII' Remastered is coming...

Were you disappointed to hear that Square Enix merely remastered Final Fantasy VIII instead of remaking it like it did its predecessor? We hope you can take solace in the fact that you don't have to wait years for its release. The developer has revea...

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19:57
TikTok offers in-app purchasing of sponsored products

TikTok, the short-form video platform dominated by teens, is now moving steadily into sponsored content. TechCrunch reported today that the app will now let viewers buy products associated with sponsored hashtags without leaving the app. Called Hasht...

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18:51
Bloomberg: Apple plans to launch TV+ in November for...

Apple has been on a content-buying spree over the past year or so, because it's apparently almost ready to launch its Netflix competitor. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant is planning to roll out its TV+ subscription service in November, and it...

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18:37
Apple accidentally unpatches iOS vulnerability,...




Hackers have for the first time in years released a publicly available jailbreak for iPhones running up-to-date software after Apple mistakenly unpatched a critical vulnerability in its most current iOS release.

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18:35
Porsche teams up with Apple to offer in-car Apple...

Porsche announced today that it has partnered with Apple for infotainment options in its upcoming all-electric Taycan. The partnership will allow users to stream Apple Music directly in the car using the Porsche Taycan’s built-in cellular connection.

more…

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18:23
Amazon unveils trailer for third season of ‘The...

Get ready for more Jewish jokes and mile a minute dialogue. Amazon unveiled a trailer today for the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The Amy Sherman-Palladino comedy series about a 1950s New York City housewife who moonlights as a stand-up...

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17:57
Apple Music gets first native auto integration in...




Porsche on Monday announced plans to offer Apple Music as a standalone app in its upcoming Taycan, the German marque's first all-electric sports car.

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17:24
San Francisco’s 25-year-old FogCam shuts down this...

On August 30th, FogCam, the internet's oldest running web camera, will air its final transmission from its perch on top of San Francisco State University. Since 1994, the camera has allowed people from across the world to watch the coming and going o...

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17:13
[Sponsor] Morning Brew

There’s a reason over 1 million people start their day with Morning Brew — the daily email that delivers the latest news from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. Business news doesn’t have to be dry and dense… make your mornings more enjoyable, for free. Check it out.

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17:06
Apple TV+ to reportedly launch in November for $9.99...




A report on Monday puts a date to Apple's upcoming Apple TV+ launch, saying current plans are to launch the subscription service in November for a monthly fee of $9.99.

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16:55
You can finally get PowerBeats Pro in colors other...

After launching its truly wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones earlier this year, Beats is finally introducing new color options to its lineup. The earbuds, which retail for $250, will be available in off-white Ivory, a nature-green Moss, and dark blue...

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16:48
Bloomberg: Apple targeting $9.99 per month for Apple...

Following a report from The Financial Times earlier today, Bloomberg has now published its own report detailing certain aspects of Apple TV+. According to the report, Apple is targeting a November launch of Apple TV+ and “weighing” a price of $9.99 per month.

more…

The post Bloomberg: Apple targeting $9.99 per month for Apple TV+, launching in November with 5 shows appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:32
Chris Pine to star in Watergate biopic from Amazon

Just in case the current presidency isn't scandal-ridden enough for you, a new film will chronicle the exploits of former Nixon counsel John Dean. Variety reported that Amazon Studios bought a feature pitch about the key Watergate player with Chris P...

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16:18
Apple's 2019 iMacs are up to $350 off, closeout...




Those looking for a sleek setup with a built-in high-res display and premium desktop components can currently save up to $700 instantly on current and closeout iMac models. Configurations start at just $899 thanks to the lowest prices ever on many systems. Don't delay, though, as these iMac deals end soon.

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16:17
Apple earmarks more than $6B for Apple TV+ shows in...




A report on Monday claims Apple's budget for Apple TV+ has ballooned to more than $6 billion as it invests in an original content library to compete against streaming stalwarts.

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16:06
Watch the Xbox Gamescom event in 14 minutes

Microsoft loves to use Gamescom as a vehicle for its post-E3 news, and it had plenty on offer for the 2019 event -- even for PlayStation fans. PUBG added cross-platform play that lets PS4 and Xbox One gamers vie against each other for the elus...

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15:46
Apple Spending Over $6 Billion on Original Content...

Apple has spent over $6 billion for original TV shows and movies for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, set to launch later this year.

Apple originally set a budget of $1 billion for Apple TV+ execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who head up the project, but according to a source that spoke to The Financial Times, that budget has now grown to more than $6 billion.

Hundreds of millions of dollars alone have been spent on "The Morning Show," one of the most high-profile shows that will be a part of Apple TV+. "The Morning Show" stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. Previous rumors have suggested that Aniston and Witherspoon earn $1.15...

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15:42
Mercedes unveils A-Class and B-Class plug-in hybrids

You've typically had to splurge on higher-end vehicles like the GLC if you've wanted a plug-in hybrid with Mercedes' tri-star badge, but you won't have to be quite so well-heeled going forward. Mercedes-Benz has introduced PHEV versions of the A-Cla...

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15:32
Report: Apple’s original content spending hits $6...

Ahead of the launch of Apple TV+ this fall, a new report from The Financial Times offers new details on Apple’s investment in streaming media. According to the report, Apple’s spending for original TV shows and movies has spiked to over $6 billion.

more…

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15:28
‘Kerbal Space Program’ gets an interstellar flight...

It's been four years since Kerbal Space Program (KSP) -- the spacecraft building and flight simulation game -- officially launched. While Elon Musk once called the title "awesome" and joked that SpaceX used KSP for testing software, it was due for a...

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15:12
Facebook pulls propaganda accounts demonizing Hong...

It's not just Twitter cracking down on attempts to undermine Hong Kong protesters through social networks. Facebook has pulled seven Pages, five accounts and three Groups allegedly involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" meant to blast Hong Ko...

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15:07
News round-up: Apple announces second annual Chicago...

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

Apple has announced the second annual Chicago Music Industry Summit starting Aug. 31 at Apple Michigan Avenue for a month of sessions with leaders in the local music scene. Apple describes the month-long event as a way to “connect with others and tap into creative resources to help further your career in music and the arts.”

Apple has released the full-length trailer for The Morning Show, its upcoming drama about a morning news show starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston, and Steve Carell. It’s described as "an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by...

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14:48
HBO's 'Westworld Awakening' VR game...

HBO has announced a Westworld virtual reality game, and you won't have to wait long before you can play it. Westworld Awakening -- which it produced with Survios, Kilter Films and the help of Westworld's showrunners -- will hit Oculus Store, Viveport...

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14:42
Survey: one in four iPhone owners plan to purchase a...

A new survey from Decluttr, a tech buy-back site and refurbished tech seller, reveals that one in four iPhone owners plan to purchase the new iPhone when it’s released, despite its rumored lack of updates. Even after learning about the few anticipated updates, 82% say they still intend to purchase Apple’s newest device. 

The Declutter study also reveals what upgrades people are willing to pay for, and just how much cash they’re willing to dish out to get them. Here are some takeaways:

  • Forty-seven percent of people intend to purchase the “iPhone 11” (note that Apple hasn’t confirmed the name) because of its rumored triple lens camera.

  • Sixty-four percent of iPhone users either don’t know when 5G is coming to Apple, or believe it’s already available.

  • Eighty-two percent of folks are willing to pay...

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14:32
Man who once headed Apple’s Siri development team...

Bill Stasior, who once headed Apple’s Siri development team, has left Apple to be one of Microsoft's vice presidents of technology, reporting to Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott, per The Information. At Microsoft, he’ll lead an artificial intelligence group, the article adds.

In February, it was reported that Stasior, who was lured from Amazon in 2012 to lead Siri after two of the personal digital assistant’s creators left Apple, was no longer heading the voice assistant group. He was previously attached to Amazon's A9 search arm. Stasior came to Apple in 2012 to oversee Siri following the departure of Siri co-founders Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus. 

According to The Information, the February change was part of an effort by John Giannandrea, Apple’s senior vice president of machine learning and AI...

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14:27
Hideo Kojima debuts six-minute 'Death Stranding...

Death Stranding director/producer/designer/co-writer Hideo Kojima has revealed the first extended look at gameplay for his long-awaited next title. Unsurprisingly, given what we know about this game so far, it's pretty wild.

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14:23
Rumor: Apple Arcade to cost $4.99 per month

According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s upcoming Apple Arcade game streaming service may cost $4.99 per month. 

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) hopes the rumor is true. I was anticipating $6.99 per month. The game subscription service will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and more. 

The games can be played on Macs (yes, Macs!), iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. You can start a game on one device and continue it on another.

Apple Arcade will give customers the freedom to try any game from its handpicked collection of titles that are all-you-can-play, have no ads, ad tracking or additional purchases, and respect user privacy, according to Ann Tai, senior product manager, App Store (I may have her name wrong; if so, I apologize and will correct it...

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14:15
Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 Catalina.

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

The post Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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14:15
Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 Catalina.

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

The post Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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14:15
Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 Catalina.

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

The post Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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14:15
Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 Catalina.

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

The post Apple posts sixth developer beta of macOS 10.5 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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14:03
NVIDIA's game streaming service comes to...

Consoles and gaming PCs aren't going anywhere for the foreseeable future -- but as compression algorithms and internet connections improve, game streaming is almost ready for prime time. Earlier today, Google announced that Cyberpunk 2077 and other p...

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13:44
Study finds US carriers aggressively throttle video...

US carriers engage in far more aggressive throttling practices than they've led their subscribers to believe, claims a new study. Verizon (Engadget's parent company), AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have long said they reserve the right to slow down tr...

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13:40
Ex-Apple Siri chief Bill Stasior now a Microsoft...




Apple's one-time head of Siri development Bill Stasior has left Apple, and is going to be one of Microsoft's vice presidents of technology.

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13:18
Reddit experiments with livesteaming

Over the weekend, rumors and speculation began circulating on Reddit. Users were wondering what cryptic messages on r/pan, a new Reddit community, could mean. Today, Reddit pulled back the curtain. It announced Reddit Public Access Network (r/pan), a...

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13:04
∞ “The Morning Show” official trailer for Apple TV+

Following last week’s teaser trailer, Apple has posted this full length one.

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12:53
Two Halo characters are joining ‘Gears 5’

Thirteen years into their shared history, you would think Halo and Gears of War would have already crossed over before today. After all, following Microsoft's purchase of the Gears franchise in 2014, the two properties are the company's biggest and m...

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12:24
Sony Interactive snaps up 'Spider-Man'...

Sony Interactive took to Twitter on Monday afternoon, announcing that it had acquired Insomniac Games, the studio behind last year's PS4 smash-hit Spider-Man.

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12:17
Microsoft’s SMS Organizer will declutter your texts

Microsoft's SMS Organizer is sort of a personal assistant for your text messages. The Android app is half-spam blocker, half-scheduling system. It got its start as a Microsoft Garage project and was unveiled in India last year. Now, XDA-Developers is...

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12:00
Ford launches its own esports virtual racing teams

Ford plans to launch its own esports virtual racing teams. Under the name Fordzilla, the company will recruit top esports drivers for teams in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The company will also invite star players to form a European team...

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11:58
Twitter bans advertising from state-controlled news...

Twitter announced today that it will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news outlets. Those accounts will still be able to use the platform, but not its advertising. The change comes after China's state-backed media outlet Xinhua spon...

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11:31
'Cyberpunk 2077' and 'Mortal Kombat...

Just before Gamescom's opening ceremony got underway, Google revealed a bunch more games that are coming to its Stadia streaming platform. One of the bigger titles is CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077. Google didn't say exactly when the game would be a...

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06:39
Package Central for Adobe InDesign now notarized by...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.11.7, a security update to company’s document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. 

The app automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, PDF/IDML export, and more. Version 1.11.7 is updated to satisfy forthcoming macOS security demands and has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019.

The post Package Central for Adobe InDesign now notarized by Apple appeared first on...

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05:57
Frames SX 1.0.1 now available in the Mac App Store

Einstein’s legacy has introduced Frames SX 1.0.1 (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com/products/frames.html), a macOS application that lets users specify and extract still images from their digital movies. 

It’s designed for media service personnel, editorial production staff, and corporate media professionals. Images can be previewed, printed, exported and shared with other applications and various photo-centric internet services. Users can extract a single frame as you extract multiple frames in a single simple operation.

Frames SX 1.0.1 requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It’s available as a free download from the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Additional functionalit

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Tuesday August 6

21:52
About the security content of iOS 12.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.2.

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21:49
About the security content of tvOS 12.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.2.

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21:47
About the security content of watchOS 5.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.2.

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Thursday August 1

10:03
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.4,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.4, Security Update 2019-002 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-002 Sierra.

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09:58
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.5,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.5, Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-003 Sierra.

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09:56
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1, Security Update 2018-002 High Sierra, Security Update 2018-005 Sierra.

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09:48
About the security content of tvOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.3.

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09:42
About the security content of tvOS 12

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.

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09:37
About the security content of watchOS 5.2.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.2.1.

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09:34
About the security content of watchOS 5

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.

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09:31
About the security content of iTunes 12.8 for Windows

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.8 for Windows.

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09:28
About the security content of tvOS 11.4

This document describes the security content of tvOS 11.4.

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09:25
About the security content of watchOS 4.3.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 4.3.1.

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Monday June 24

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

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

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

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

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13:12
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.

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13:10
About the security content of iOS 12.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.1.

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

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

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Thursday December 6

23:10
About the security content of iOS 12.1.1

Wednesday November 14

14:21
Use your iPad Pro for work? Share your workflows

Tuesday January 13

16:50
Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of...

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

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13:32
Hands On: Chrome Remote Desktop (OS X, iOS)

Imagine squeezing your retina iMac screen down onto an iPhone 5. You can do it. It might look a bit silly and initially you might wonder why you'd bother, but it has long been possible to see and remotely control your Macs and PCs on even your iPhone. Now Google has released Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS and you can do it for free. You'll do it, too: try this once and you will forever keep finding other reasons why it's incredibly useful. It's fantastic when you forget a file, for instance, and can now just find and email it to yourself from afar. And it will save your soul, your sanity and yo...



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13:24
InvenSense hit with lawsuit over concessions in...

A new lawsuit filed against gyroscope and accelerometer supplier for Apple, InvenSense, accuses the company of failing to tell investors about the concessions it made to secure a recent deal. InvenSense parts are used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; executives should have warned investors, the suit alleges, that Apple was given a "sweetheart deal" that would hurt profits. "Instead of revealing the true condition of the company and its prospects, defendants hid those facts from investors and chose to issue strong guidance and paint a picture of a bright future with a new mega-customer," the complai...



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13:04
Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship...

With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch.

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11:34
AllCast media streamer makes leap to iOS

A new port of AllCast, a popular Android app, has just been released for iOS. The title lets users stream personal photo, video, and music libraries to a variety of platforms, not just the Apple TV, the only format natively supported by Apple. Some compatible targets include Chrome, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, WDTV, Xbox One/Xbox 360, and various platforms compatible with DLNA....



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10:59
Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week...

Ten years after giving away its first song, Apple has reportedly wound down the "Single of the Week" program that offered iTunes users a chance to download a free track from up-and-coming artists.

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10:23
Quanta ramping up production of 12-inch MacBook Air...

Taiwan-based supplier Quanta Computer has entered into "volume" production of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, according to supply chain sources. The laptop is reportedly on track to ship in the first quarter of the year, despite other rumors pointing to the second quarter. The new sources say that Quanta has escalated recruitment efforts in order to speed up production....



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10:16
Hands On: Toca Hair Salon 2 (iOS)

Makeover apps tend to be somewhat serious, and are generally geared toward adults. Instead of being a fun game, they tend to be more akin to photo-editing software, which is generally pretty complex and low on the amusement scale. Toca Boca, however, has stepped forth with Toca Hair Salon 2, a makeover game that offers a lot to younger gamers or future beauticians....



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10:07
Facebook will display Amber Alerts in News Feeds

Facebook will start to post into its users News Feed alerts about missing children in the future, in an effort to locate them. A partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will involve the social network showing Amber Alerts to Facebook users located in specific search areas, both on mobile devices and desktops....



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09:15
Briefly: Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS, CBS News iOS...

Google has expanded its Chrome Remote Desktop app to include iOS compatibility. Now available for download on iTunes, iOS users can now orchestrate accessing their desktop computer for free by downloading the accompanying Chrome browser app. Chrome Remote Access has been available for Android users since last year....

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09:08
Apple quietly ends Single of the Week promo on iTunes

Apple appears to have ended its Single of the Week promotion on iTunes, visitors note. No tracks have been offered in the first two weeks of 2015, and a person on Apple's support forums claims to have been told by iTunes Support that the company has officially dropped the initiative. It's missing from iTunes Stores across the globe....



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08:52
Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all...

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.

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08:37
iPhone Apps: IMDb, New Words With Friends, Duolingo
07:52
LA schools' iPad program flawed from beginning...

The Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad deployment was botched early on, according to a review by the US Education Department. The federal agency says that it first of all put too hard an emphasis on using Apple hardware and software, ignoring cheaper options that could have saved money for the District and taxpayers. In July the USD said it was shifting to a strategy involving Chromebooks and Windows devices, such as the Microsoft Surface....



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05:33
Hands On: Learn Spanish - Brainscape (iOS)

It's a fact that Spanish is the world's fourth most spoken language, with over 350 million native speakers across 21 countries. It's also a fact that people who are bilingual tend to do better in both academic pursuits as well as their career. If you've ever been curious about learning another language, Learn Spanish by Brainscape offers a solution for those who are trying to learn Spanish on the go....



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04:49
Hands On: PhotoWatermark (OS X)

It's a different world. You might be the sort who would never take photo from a website and use it in your own book, but today if an image is online, it's as if the world sees it as fair game. Maybe that's a peek into our base immorality and the ultimate cataclysmic self-destruction of humanity, or maybe it's just that cut and paste is easy. Whatever it is, though, it's happening and you cannot stop it – not even with an application like this: but if PhotoWatermark can't prevent the copying of images, it can help photographers and artists considerably by adding identifying text to your image...



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02:11
Flickr: iPhones surpass Nikon, claim second most-...

Flickr has updated statistics for 2014 in its "Most Popular Camera" and "Most Popular Mobile Camera" categories, with the combined models of iPhone taking second place in the general "camera" category -- beating out DSLR maker Nikon and popular point-and-shoot maker Sony for second place. While Canon remains the most popular overall camera, the built-in cameras on smartphones from Apple and Samsung have -- despite inherent limitations -- steadily risen in popularity....



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00:03
Viawear announces Tyia 'smart bracelet'...

This week, Viawear has launched pre-orders for a gold or rhodium-plated edition of the new Tyia "smart bracelet." The bracelet serves as a fitness tracker, with an RGB LED notification light embedded behind quartz and mother-of-pearl accent. As with fitness bands, the Tyia is marketing as letting users put away smartphones without missing an important call, text, or social-media notification -- and offers some basic fitness tracking compatible with Apple's HealthKit....



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Monday January 12

20:58
Multiple reports point to record-breaking Apple...

While the idea that Apple probably had another record-breaking holiday quarter (what the company calls fiscal 2015 Q1) is unsurprising to all but selected pundits, a spate of reports released on Monday may be painting a general portrait of not just significant improvement, but more importantly growth in key areas of importance both to investors and analysis as well as to the health of the company. Sales of Macs look to be way up, iOS devices are selling much better in a key foreign market, and Apple's suppliers are flourishing -- all signs that point to better-than-expected quarter....



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16:42
Apple Stores debut self-demoing Smart Cover window...

A good magic trick, even in the 21st century, will still get people to stop and watch and try to figure out how it is done. Over the weekend, Apple retail stores around the US debuted a new window display showcasing the company's iPad line and Smart Cover accessory on a thin tabletop that features a line of the products, with the Smart Cover opening and closing itself to demonstrate the magnetic latch feature that wakes or sleeps the machine automatically....



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14:59
Details emerge on specs for third-party Lightning...

New information has been revealed on the specifications Apple has in mind for its planned licensing of the female Lightning port for third-party accessories. Manufacturers have reportedly been briefed on details and objectives, which include spreading Lightning to as many different accessories as possible in place of micro-USB. Possibilities include not just things like docks and headphones, but battery cases, gamepads, and Bluetooth speakers....



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12:20
Fourth iOS 8.2 beta seeds to developers

Apple is now seeding a fourth beta of iOS 8.2 via the company's developer portal, and as an over-the-air update for existing beta users. The build is listed as 12D5461b, and follows a little less than a month after beta 3, which was issued December 18. That build was 12D5452a. Accompanying the beta is a new version of WatchKit, the SDK and framework needed to build Apple Watch support into iOS apps....



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11:53
Hands On: Word of the Rings (iOS)

Word games are fairly numerous at this point. You've got your Boggle-style games, your Scrabble-style games, your crosswords and word searches. There are a lot of duplicates out there -- so when we find a fresh, new game, we tend to get pretty excited. One such app is Word of the Rings, by James Porter, a game that quite literally puts an interesting twist on the genre....



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11:11
Spotify hits 15M subscribers, majority of streams on...

Spotify is continuing to enjoy rising user numbers, with the popular music streaming service announcing it has reached a total of 15 million subscribers. At the same time, reports claim that the majority of Spotify streams stem from mobile listeners, with 52 percent of listening taking place on smartphones and tablets rather than desktops....



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10:50
Marsh, inMarket partner on first Apple Watch-...

Marsh Supermarkets and inMarket have announced a new iBeacon platform, the first to emphasize the Apple Watch. The plan is to use iBeacons at Marsh's 75 locations to push ads, shopping lists, and other content to both Watches and iPhones. Initially, the platform will support the official Marsh app and inMarket's List Ease, but other apps should follow as long as they support inMarket's Proximity SDK. All apps will have to update with Watch support, but the platform itself is Watch-ready....



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09:20
Chevy Volt will support CarPlay, 2016 demo model...

The 2016 model of the Chevy Volt will support Apple's CarPlay, at least if an early demonstration version is accurate. The car is on display at this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its dash system shows options for both CarPlay and MirrorLink connections. Google's Android Auto is notably absent, but since the 2016 Volt isn't due to go on sale until mid-2015, there may be time to implement it....



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08:18
HomeKit requires Apple TV hub for remote Siri...

People wanting to control HomeKit-enabled devices remotely through Apple's Siri must have an Apple TV at home to serve as a hub, according to Verge sources, including two launch partners and a person said to be "close to HomeKit's development." Siri controls will always work while an iPhone or iPad is on the same network as a HomeKit device, but until now it wasn't fully clear how remote operation might work. The Apple TV must also be a third-generation model running at least v7.0 firmware or newer. Notably, remote operation without Siri -- using the vendor app for a HomeKit product directly -...



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07:58
Apps: AppDelete, NetShade, FotoMagico
02:06
Hands On: Weather Wall (OS X)

You could just look out of your window, of course, but Weather Wall aims to set your wallpaper to an image that's right for the weather where you are. But if you ever had views like these from your office window, you would not stay sitting at your desk. These wallpaper shots are simply beautiful....



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00:53
Apple opens Games For Kids section of App Store over...

Over the weekend, Apple launched a new subsection of the App Store called Games for Kids, following the opening of the dedicated Kids category in September 2013. The Games for Kids section breaks out groups of games for various age groups, mirroring the other actions that offer more educational apps for children divided by age. Interestingly, most of the featured games avoid in-app purchases....



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Sunday January 11

23:28
AT&T files to dismiss FTC lawsuit using Title II

In order to nullify a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the carrier was still throttling users on unlimited plans even when there was no network congestion, AT&T is claiming for the purposes of the lawsuit that it qualifies as a Title II "common carrier." This is the opposite of what it has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with regards to possible actual Title II regulation of broadband....



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19:28
Spotify will not support Google Cast, Spotify...

Spotify will not include support for Google Cast any time in the near future, the company has revealed. Rather than allow for its apps to connect to the audio streaming technology Google Cast, Spotify will instead reportedly continue to work on its own competing Spotify Connect audio system, one which allows users to stream music to a number of networked speakers and audio equipment....



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16:09
Weekly Game Replay: New Baldur's Gate game,...

Every Sunday at Electronista and MacNN, we offer a one-stop look at a few of the significant events that occurred in the video game industry during the previous week. In this week's look back in the Weekly Game Replay, we discuss a new game in the Baldur's Gate series from Beamdog, the closure of Zombie Studios, Hellblade coming to PC, the lawsuit over EA using retired NFL player likenesses in Madden NFL moving forward, and Sony delaying the release of the PlayStation 4 in China....



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Wednesday June 8

17:36
Sprint iPhone in advanced testing?

Friday March 11

22:55
iPad 2 orders already shipping for delivery next week

Monday January 3

14:52
iPhone Alarm Bug Still Causing Issues for Some Users

Monday May 3

09:17
iPad: How to transfer or sync content to your...
Inside Mac - The Inside Mac Television Program For...

Deke McClelland Photoshop Guru

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Inside Mac - The Inside Mac Radio Daily News Program...

Flash Forward / Nattress / Media Summit / News Corp / AAPL

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Inside Mac - The Inside Mac Radio Weekly Broadcast...

National Association of Broadcaster (NAB) / Flashforward 2006 / MacGeek

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OSXFAQ - Mac OS X Tip-of-the-Day

Spotlight - Basic Searches

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OSXFAQ - Mac OS X Unix Tip-of-the-Day

Spotlight - Reveal The Metadata

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OSXFAQ - Mac OS X Design Tip-of-the-Day

Photoshop - Opening Camera RAW in Adobe Bridge (CS2)

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OSXFAQ - Mac OS X 10.4 TIGER Hot Topics

Case of Missing RAM...

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Amazon Update

Get TurboTax on sale now at Amazon (or the new version of TaxCut).

Save a bunch on MobileMe renewals, too.

Amazon has discounts on the brand-new Mac Mini models
plus the new iMacs and new MacBook, not to mention the iPod Touch.

Amazon also saves you money on the MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and MacBook Air
and offers deep discounts on Snow Leopard.

Check the great selection of DRM-free MP3 music at very competitive prices (including free downloads!).

Digital cameras and HDTV's get outstanding discounts, as well.

*And*, while you're saving yourself money, you're also providing critical MacInTouch support just by clicking through any of our links to purchase!

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Report: iPad

Jef Raskin's vision, GPS, electronic books, data storage, historical precedents, camera support, desktop integration, telephony, networking, education, multitasking, applications, computing trends, features and much more

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Report: Security

privacy protection techniques for travelling

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Report: Backup

Time Machine troubleshooting

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Report: Digitizing Video

8mm Film

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Report: Firefox

standards testing, Version 3.6 issues and support

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Report: Help Please

online meeting application needed

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Report: iPhone/Touch Platform

timezones, sync

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Report: Snow Leopard

home theater problem

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Report: Tax Software

bad Dell experience

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Security: Google Chrome

"Attackers can exploit these issues to bypass certain security checks, execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser, and cause denial-of-service conditions; other attacks are also possible."

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New: Etchasoft Reports 1.0

Etchasoft Reports is an Interface Builder 3 plug-in that enables developers to create PDF reports directly within Interface Builder.

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New: BusinessMan

BusinessMan is a modular, FileMaker-based customer relationship management (CRM) system that includes integrated email and communications, document management, quote generation, order processing, and more.

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Update: NimbleKit 1.6.5

VolnaTech's software development kit for the iPhone platform adds new classes (NKModalWindow and NKLabel), enables NKNavigationController to preload pages, supports Unicode strings in the JSON encoder/decoder, and makes other changes.

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Update: WebYep 1.4.5

Objective Development's content management system for web sites adds CKEditor support, improvements in supported server configurations, better PHP 5.3 support, a fix for a problem with borders in the Gallery and Loop Elements, and other changes.

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Update: WebCrusher 1.7

Rage Software's web page optimizer improves optimization speed for iWeb sites, publishes optimized websites to FTP servers and MobileMe more quickly, and fixes problems with optimizing PNG files.

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Update: SEEdit Pro 3.1.0

The XHTML editor adds keyboard navigation for its new tabbed interface.

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Update: RAW Developer 1.8.8

Iridient Digital's raw image conversion program adds support for the Canon 1D Mark IV and Fuji S200EXR, an improved profile for the Canon 1D Mark III, and a fix for an issue with the Canon 20D model ID and associated profile.

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Apple: iPhone SDK 3.2 beta

This release of the SDK includes a simulator for the new iPad and tools for building iPad applications.

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Update: KiBiz 5.5

The multi-user business management and accounting system gains auto-screen stretching that expands the workspace to fit the current monitor, custom menus by role, quick search on all fields without entering Find mode, faster navigation, and more.

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Update: KnowledgeMiner (yX) for Excel 2.1

This release of the data mining tool brings more accurate predictions when using Similar Patterns modeling, improved export to Excel for regression models, and a new prediction project.

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Apple: iPad

Apple introduces an oversized iPod Touch with iWork and iBooks apps, plus optional 3G data support via ATT at $14.99 or $29.99 per month. Hardware pricing starts at $499 and ends at $830 for the top model with 64 GB of memory. First shipments of the non-3G model are due in 60 days with 3G models due the following month. (Neither is available yet for ordering.)

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Update: LiveQuartz 1.9

Rhapsoft's image editor adds flip transformations, a shadow effect, an option to import images from other devices (including iPhones, scanners, and cameras), improved accuracy when working at the pixel level, enhancements for drawing tools, and more.

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Update: Sample Manager 3.2

Audiofile Engineering's batch audio processor adds full Snow Leopard compatibility, Audio File First Aid for diagnosing problem files, native support for VST plugins in the Process with Effect action, and other improvements.

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Apple: Aluminum Keyboard Firmware Update 1.1

The keyboard update "improves battery performance of the 2007 aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard when used in combination with other bluetooth devices (eg. Magic Mouse, some bluetooth headsets)" and also addresses an issue with key repeats.

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Apple: Quarterly Financial Report

"The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share."

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Security: Adobe Shockwave

"While all the world is still talking about holes in Internet Explorer and Flash, Adobe has casually closed two critical security holes in Shockwave that allow attackers to inject and execute code."

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New: Symbo 1.0

Symbo from Corner-A is designed to make it easier for developers to work with crash reports and crash dumps.

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New: MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card

MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card adds two 6GB/second eSATA ports to any Mac Pro (or PC) with an available PCIe 2.0 slot.

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Update: Firefox 3.6

The latest Firefox includes a new type of theme that enables single-click appearance changes, protection from out-of-date plug-ins, fullscreen support for native video, better JavaScript performance, support for new CSS attributes, and more.

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Update: TwistedWave 1.8

The multi-channel audio editor and recorder adds a 64-bit version, the ability to automatically split a sound file by detecting silences, export to iPhone ringtone files, and other changes.

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Update: Digital Performer 7.1

MOTU's audio/MIDI workstation software gains a new Tuner plug-in that can be used to tune a guitar or other pitched instrument, new preferences for Auto-Save actions, four new power amp models, dozens of guitar tone presets, and more.

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Update: AccountEdge 2010

Acclivity's small business management and accounting package adds integration with Enstore web store software, tracking of additional item information, a Show Profit Analysis function (gross profit, margin, and cost for each item and for the entire invoice), and other improvements.

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Snow Leopard Compatibility List

Dec. 19: Covering more than 1400 items, our searchable, sortable list gets 38 additions and updates today, including Pro Tools, Perian, MacPractice, TapDex, miXscope, Back-In-Time, CSSEdit, Vienna, Raw Photo Processor, MultiLedger, SousChef, and Volocity.

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Mini Server Review

We've added an addendum to cover some tips and questions brought up by readers in response to our in-depth review, which examines the $999 Mini Server product product from Apple, which combines a dual-hard-drive Mac Mini with a full version of Snow Leopard Server (unlimited client license). We look at everything from web services to performance, along with security, installation, admin utilities and more.

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Snow Leopard Review

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in-depth review: 11,000 words on migration and installation; the new Finder and QuickTime X; additional features and refinements; security and technology; and our conclusions; plus links for additional information.

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Snow Leopard FAQ

[Expanded Sept. 12] - answers to questions about pre-requisites, installation, security, QuickTime, Rosetta, 64-bit operation, networking, compatibility and much more...

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Review: iPod Nano 2009

We review the newest Nano, which brings the surprising additions of a video camera and microphone, an FM Radio (complete with "Live Pause"), and a pedometer, among other nifty features in the tiny device, priced the same as before. We include video samples for comparison (Nano 5G, iPhone 3GS and Flip MinoHD).

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Special Report: iPhone FAQ

reviews, basics, availability and pricing, networks and carriers, features, sync with iTunes, Internet, apps, widgets, tech specs, jailbreaking and unlocking, misc.

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Review: iPhone 3GS

In this detailed review of the new iPhone 3GS, Robert Mohns covers everything from hardware chips to pricing, performance to photographic capability, features, issues and everything in between. The review includes visual tests and samples, a long list of related links, and much more.

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Review: iPod Touch (2G)

Robert Mohns reviews the second-generation iPod Touch, covering its fast hardware, OS 2 software, App Store, compatibility issues, applications and much more.

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Voyager Q Review

Robert Mohns examines the quad-port SATA hard drive dock, with detailed performance benchmarks across FireWire 400/800, USB 2 and eSATA on a Mac Pro, finding it fast and effective for backup, testing and many other storage tasks.

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Review: Kindle 2

Kindle 2 improves on the highly successful original version of the wireless media reader, bringing faster performance, better grayscale imaging, speech synthesis, and Apple-like design improvements. We also include audio samples, screen shots, comparison photos and lots of links to more info.

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Review: Fastmac iV

We examine Fastmac's multifunction iPhone battery sleeve, which extends run-time, functions as a charger and even offers a fill light for the iPhone's camera.

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Review: iPod Shuffle 3G

The new Shuffle has just one button: off/play. Everything else is controlled by earbuds, proprietary Apple controller chips and synthesized voices....

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Review: FireKing MediaVault HD

Robert Mohns examines a unique storage system that protects your data in the event of a fire.

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Review: iLife '09

We examine fancy new features in Apple's latest creative-consumer software suite, as well as its user interface elements and its misfeatures/bugs.)

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Review: EFi-X PC Kit

This unique hardware module creates an EFI boot environment for Mac OS X on cost-effective, high-performance PC hardware. (Includes performance benchmarks and links to additional information.)

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Review: Flip MinoHD

Like an iPod for video recording, the MinoHD combines friendly simplicity with effective media processing in a remarkably tiny device at an attractive price.
[Includes HD video sample.]

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Review: Aluminum MacBook

We have added photos and discussion about a matte screen film to our detailed review of the new, aluminum MacBook, which covers design, features, issues, performance, pros and cons, with links for more info, and a gallery of photos.

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Review: iPhone 3G

Robert Mohns's review of Apple's new iPhone 3G offers comparisons with the first iPhone, discussion of new features and enterprise support, a look at the new "ecosystem" Apple has built around the device, a screenshot and sample photo gallery and links for more information.

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Review: Time Capsule

Our detailed Time Capsule review includes a "Best Practices" section and lots of other tips, plus performance benchmarks, feature analysis and more.

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Review: MacBook Air

Our MacBook Air review digs into details of its design, features, performance, compatibility and suitability for various customers. Includes benchmark test results.

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Review: Office 2008

Robert Mohns examines features, performance, compatibility and more in his detailed review.

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Leopard: FAQ

essential info, including data-loss bugs

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Leopard: Finder Data-Loss Bug

Updated with new notes on possible locations for the bug (and consequent implications), plus warning about potential for problems in Finder automation scripts.

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Review: SoftRAID

We dig into the technology and benefits of RAID storage systems, along with a number of issues involved, as we review SoftRAID, the leading application for configuring these systems on the Mac.

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Review: VMware Fusion

We delve into the details of VMware's new virtualization system for the Mac with some hands-on testing.

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Review: MacBook Pro 15" (LED)

We've added some benchmark results charts (with more to come later) in a thorough review of Apple's latest laptop from Robert Mohns, covering technical advances, the overall experience, and an audio quality issue.

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