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Thursday August 15

13:32
Cops put a stop to Amazon's 30-cent 'Mrs....

Promotions for streaming shows have been known to backfire, but Amazon might not be complaining too loudly about this incident. Santa Monica police made Amazon suspend a one-day Marvelous Mrs. Maisel promotion that charged people 30 cents for gas at...

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13:17
Apple Touts U.S. Impact of 2.4 Million Jobs

Apple is directly or indirectly responsible for creating a total of 2.4 million jobs in the United States, the company announced today.

Apple says that this is four times the number of American jobs that were attributable to the company compared to eight years ago, and that it is on pace to directly contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy as announced last year.

That 2.4 million figure includes Apple's own employees and those at U.S. companies that create components for Apple devices or otherwise work at Apple, such as battery testing company Maccor and modem company Broadcom, which has a manufacturing facility in Colorado.

Apple also works with Texas company Finisar, and since getting $390 million as part of Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Finisar is on track to fill 500 full-time positions. Finisar will soon begin shipping the VCSELs used to...

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13:12
Apple shares update on US investments, on track to...

Apple today has shared an update on its job footprint and growth in the United States. It touts that its US job footprint is 2.4 million people in the US. Apple also says it is on track to hit its goal of contributing $350 billion to the economy by 2023.

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13:11
$999 MacBook Pros are back at Amazon




Back by popular demand, Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys is available on Amazon for just $999 while supplies last. This deal has proven to be a top seller with inventory currently backorderd until Aug. 24. Secure you spot in line now, before the sub-$1000 price disappears.

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13:08
Report: Apple Watch continues to dominate wearables...

A new report out today from Canalys features the firm’s estimates for “wearable band” shipments for Q2 (Apple’s Q3) and annual growth in North America. The data shows Apple Watch continues to dominate the competition like Fitbit and Samsung.

more…

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13:04
New Flagship Apple Store Opening in Zurich...

Apple is withdrawing its flagship store in Zurich from Bahnhofstrasse and will be greeting customers on August ....

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13:00
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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13:00
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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12:54
Plex’s new desktop app packs a fresh look,...

Plex has a brand new app for Windows and Mac that offers a streamlined way to download the things you want to watch and listen to offline. The feature was previously called Sync, but it's now called Downloads -- a much clearer term. Your downloads sh...

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12:46
'iPhone 11' OLED screens may be the same...




The 2019 iPhones will use the same material as those used by Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, according to a report, a rumor that could be better from a supply chain point of view, but also means that Apple won't be using a custom material for its smartphone display.

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12:39
Everything new in iOS 13 beta 7: 3D Touch, icon...




Apple is continuing to evolve iOS 13, and included several public-facing tweaks with the seventh developer beta. Here is everything we've found so far.

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12:30
Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a Schlage...

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals here.

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12:22
New iPhones to Debut on September 10 According to...

Apple today released the seventh beta of iOS 13, and an image hidden within the update suggest Apple is going to hold an event to show off new iPhones on Tuesday, September 10.

An iOS 13 screenshot in the beta, covertly named "HoldForRelease," features the Calendar app with the date set to Tuesday the 10th.

The screenshot was originally found by iHelpBR, and the site points out that a similar screenshot was found last year ahead of the September 12 iPhone event with a September 12 date.

September 10 is a very likely date for the iPhone event based on the dates of past iPhone events, and we would be surprised were it not held on that date. Almost all iPhone events in recent...

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12:19
iHeartRadio shares tunes as Stories in Facebook,...

Do you really, really want to be sure everyone knows what you're listening to? iHeartRadio thinks it can help spread your musical message. The company has introduced sharing to Stories in Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat through its mobile app -- i...

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12:18
Capital One hacker under investigation for 30 more...




The Seattle hacker behind the major Capital One hack may have stolen data from many other organizations, with authorities claiming thefts have taken place from over 30 companies and entities in other thefts from Amazon Web Services.

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12:13
Report: iPhone 11 to use same OLED display materials...

According to a South Korea industry report, Apple is set to use the same OLED display panel materials for the iPhone 11 as is found in the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10.

For the iPhone X and iPhone XS, Apple used a distinct set of materials — presumably custom chosen by Apple — but this report says Apple will not be doing that for the iPhone 11.

more…

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12:08
Apple's 'iPhone 11' event is probably...




An asset buried in the seventh iOS 13 beta suggests that the 'iPhone 11' will debut in an event on Tuesday, September 10.

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12:05
Siri Answers 83% of Questions Correctly in Test,...

In an annual test comparing Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa on smartphones, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster found that Siri was able to correctly answer 83 percent of questions, beating Alexa but trailing behind Google Assistant.

Munster asked each digital assistant 800 questions during the test to compare how each one responded. Alexa answered 79.8 percent of questions correctly, while Google Assistant answered 92.9 percent of questions correctly.

Compared to last year, Siri has seen improvement. During the July 2018 test, Siri answered 79 percent of questions correctly compared to the 83 percent of questions answered right this time around. Alexa last year was at 61 percent while Google Assistant was at 86, so there have been digital voice assistant improvements across the board.

This test covered smartphones specifically, comparing iPhones and Android devices. Munster says that smartphones were isolated...

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12:05
Siri Answers 83% of Questions Correctly in Test,...

In an annual test comparing Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa on smartphones, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster found that Siri was able to correctly answer 83 percent of questions, beating Alexa but trailing behind Google Assistant.

Munster asked each digital assistant 800 questions during the test to compare how each one responded. Alexa answered 79.8 percent of questions correctly, while Google Assistant answered 92.9 percent of questions correctly.

Compared to last year, Siri has seen improvement. During the July 2018 test, Siri answered 79 percent of questions correctly compared to the 83 percent of questions answered right this time around. Alexa last year was at 61 percent while Google Assistant was at 86, so there have been digital voice assistant improvements across the board.

This test covered smartphones specifically, comparing iPhones and Android devices. Munster says that smartphones were isolated...

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11:54
Bluetooth inspection app sniffs out card skimmers at...

Gas stations are prime targets for credit card skimmers. A new app developed by scientists at the University of California San Diego can help law enforcement catch thieves before they take off with your card data. Known as Bluetana, the app works by...

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11:50
iOS 13 beta asset suggests iPhone 11 Apple event on...

Apple today released the latest beta of iOS 13 to developers, and in it is a piece of evidence that suggests when we might see Apple’s iPhone 11 event. An asset within the new iOS 13 beta, discovered by iHelp BR, suggests an event date of September 10th.

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11:44
Instagram from Facebook, Fake Story Views, and...

Some Instagram from Facebook users have noticed views on their Story from accounts that don’t follow them and seemed to be Russian. Instagram said it’s aware of the issue.

It also said this inauthentic activity is not related to misinformation campaigns but is rather a new growth hacking tactic — which involves accounts paying third parties to try to boost their profile via the medium of fake likes, followers and comments (in this case by generating inauthentic activity by watching the Instagram Stories of people they have no real interest in in the hopes that’ll help them pass off as real and net them more followers).


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11:40
Does the Apple Card Count as a Mastercard World...

Redditor u/mdhardeman did some digging into the Apple Card. After running a test transaction they found that the card was listed as a Mastercard World Elite.

The Mastercard World Elite consumer credit cards are significantly more expensive to accept than a plain Mastercard credit card or basic rewards card. In exchange, the theory goes, Mastercard ensures that those cards only make it into the hands of premium consumers who, on average, spend more on many purchases and have a larger amount of disposable income. In exchange, Mastercard demands the higher reimbursement for the card issuers to be able to fund a benefits package that will attract heavy spenders to their World Elite card products.


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11:35
What's New in iOS 13 Beta 7

Apple today released the seventh beta of iOS 13 to developers, bringing new bug fixes and refining iOS 13 and iPadOS features introduced in previous betas.

Now that we're up to the seventh beta, changes and tweaks are getting much more minor, but there are still a few new things worth noting.

- Folders - Folder backgrounds are once again gray, with changes made in the previous beta reverted.

- Dark Mode - The Dark Mode Control Center widget wording has been tweaked. Instead of saying Light Appearance or Dark Appearance, it now says Light Mode or Dark Mode.

- Deleting Attachments in Messages - You can once again delete photo and other attachments from Messages. In a conversation, tap on the "i" and long press on a photo, link, or...

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11:31
New Developer Beta 7 Available for iOS, iPadOS, tvOS...

Apple has seeded developer beta 7 for each of its operating systems except macOS Catalina. Release notes are available with further details.


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11:25
How to stop getting the 'Storage Full'...




When you get this warning message about your iPhone being almost or entirely full, take these steps to free up the most space in the quickest time.

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11:16
Plex launches new desktop app for Mac with offline...

Plex has made its latest desktop app available today for macOS and Windows. The new version includes the option to download your content for offline viewing, along with other features that are found in the Plex Media Player. The company has also announced that it will end updates for the Plex Media Player in January 2020 which will eventually bring an end to HTPC support for PC-connected TVs.

more…

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11:15
Apple’s event calendar: When is the next Apple event?

Updated 08/15/19: Apple is expected to announce new iPhones and a new Apple Watch in September, likely on September 10 or 11.

Apple doesn’t often participate in big industry-wide events like CES or E3. The most valuable company in the world holds its own events, thank you very much. Several times a year, Apple invites the press and industry professionals out to a theater to hear all about its latest products and services. Apple calls these “Special Events,” and streams them online to its millions of fans.

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11:15
Apple promises hostile treatment for sites that...

Apple is taking a tough new stance on websites that attempt to monitor and share individuals' browsing history. In a new policy page, published on Wednesday, the company says it will treat websites and apps that attempt to bypass Safari's anti cross-...

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11:13
Capital One Hacker Possibly Hacked 30 Other Companies

Paige Thompson, the Capital One hacker, possibly hacked 30 other companies, new court documents revealed. Victims aren’t yet known.


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11:08
Tumblr vs Facebook, Naming iPhones – TMO Daily...

John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Tumblr (under Automattic) taking on Facebook, and iPhone nomenclature.


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11:04
Logitech's new mechanical keyboards are '...

Logitech has revealed a pair of new mechanical gaming keyboards that use its low-profile GL Switches, which are half the height of typical mechanical key switches. Since you won't need to push down as much before the keyboard recognizes a keystroke,...

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11:00
This hip-hugging exosuit uses AI to make walking and...

Robotic devices have been used to help people walk or run in rehabilitation settings, but until now, they've been tethered and limited to a single action, like walking or running. In a paper published in Science today, a team of researchers explain h...

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10:57
Password Checkup Helping Users Stay Safer

Google researchers said that over a quarter of users reset credentials that the Password Checkup Chrome extension found to be unsafe.


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10:30
Social media bots are damaging our democracy

Social media has become our town crier. When major news breaks, roughly two-thirds of American adults now find out about it online in real-time. But the aftermath of the week's third mass shooting, environmental catastrophe or political meltdown is o...

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10:23
The Price Users Put on Their Data

How much is your personal data worth to you? According to one survey reported on by MediaPost, for nearly 50 percent of respondents it is less than $10.

They place more value on their personal data and the importance of keeping their information secure. In fact, their willingness to share a home address dropped 10 percentage points, while willingness to share their spouse’s first and last name dropped 8 percentage points; sharing their personal email address, 7 percentage points; and sharing first and last names, 6 percentage points. The report also examines how consumers value their data, revealing that they don’t put a high price on the data they will share. More than one-third said they would give it away and nearly half would sell it for less than $10, while about 13% would sell for between $11 and $20, and about 4% would want more than $20 for each piece of data

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10:20
Some Microsoft Surface devices are throttling down...

A Windows feature meant to keep a device from overheating is causing Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 to run at a cripplingly slow speed. The problem seems to stem from a firmware update that was released on August 1st, according to TechR...

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10:13
CBS will air the Nintendo World Championships...

CBS is set to air the Nintendo World Championships later this month. The trio of esports tournaments -- in which Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players duked it out -- will debut on August 25th at 1 PM ET. The network...

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10:08
Apple releases seventh developer betas of iOS 13,...




Apple is on its seventh round of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with new builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 now available for testing.

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10:04
The Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Bundle: $4...

We have a bundle of apps for Mac gamers: the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Bundle. It includes both STAR WARS – Knights of the Old Republic and STAR WARS Knights of the Old Republic II on the Steam platform for just $4.99.


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10:03
Apple Seeds Seventh Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to...

Apple today seeded the seventh betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, a week after releasing the sixth betas and two months after unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers will need to download the profile for the iOS 13 and iPadOS betas from Apple's Developer Center. This beta, like earlier betas, can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper profile has been installed.

Apple split iOS 13 and iPadOS into separate updates in 2019, one designed for iPhone and one designed for iPad. iPadOS is identical to iOS 13 in almost every way, though there are some iPad-specific features such as new multitasking capabilities. For the most part, the...

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10:00
Google's expanded college search helps you...

It's a bit late to start looking for colleges for September, but Google is ready to give the spring semester a boost by expanding its college search features. To begin with, there's a new exploration tool on desktop and web (pictured at center) that...

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09:56
Apple releasing iOS 13 developer beta 7 today

Apple is releasing the seventh developer beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 (possibly alongside new seeds of watchOS 6, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina) today. The release comes just over one week since the last round of releases — save for macOS Catalina which hasn’t been updated this month. Apple’s public beta builds should follow at a later date after the latest developer beta has been tested in the wild.

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09:41
FCC proposes '988' for quick access to...

The FCC wants accessing a national suicide prevention line to be as simple as dialing 988. In a report sent to Congress today, staff members recommend that the FCC designate 988 as the 3-digit dialing code for a nationwide suicide prevention and ment...

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09:32
Tesla Support for Spotify in U.S is ‘Coming’

U.S. Tesla drivers will soon be able to access Spotify directly from their vehicle’s software. Currently, the service is only accessible via Bluetooth. That’s according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk, spotted by Business Insider.

That’s right: Musk says Spotify is “coming” to Tesla cars soon…While Tesla drivers in Europe have enjoyed Spotify support for years now, Tesla has a deal with the internet-radio service Slacker in North America, so drivers in the US and Canada must contend with that service instead.


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09:30
Apple's bulbous, colorful iMac went on sale 21...

At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us for a recap of historical tech news, anniversaries and ad...

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09:30
Apple's bulbous, colorful iMac went on sale 21...

At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us for a recap of historical tech news, anniversaries and ad...

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09:23
Spotify will reportedly test a price increase in...

Spotify may get a little bit pricier for some Scandinavian users. The music streaming service plans to test a more expensive version of its family plan in the European region, reported Bloomberg. It's unclear whether the price hike, which is estimate...

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09:20
Here are all of the Apple retail store openings,...




With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on August 15 with the reopening of the Waterside Shops location in Florida.

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09:16
Apple Watch Remains the Clear Leader in North...

During Apple's fiscal Q3 financial conference call, Apple's CEO stated that "it was another sensational quarter for wearables, with growth near 50%. A new statistical report today shows that Apple Watch in North America ...

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09:12
Huawei MateX Folding Phone Faces Further Delays

Huawei announced that it had delayed the release of its MateX folding phone once again and that it will not come out in September as planned.


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09:12
GoPro Hero 8 and Max 360 cameras surface in leaks

A series of leaked photos shared by Photo Rumors shows the upcoming GoPro Hero 8 and GoPro Max 360 cameras. According to the site, the GoPro Hero 8 could be announced as soon as September. It looks like it's designed to work with new accessories, inc...

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09:10
Thursday deals: Sony CarPlay Receiver $236, Twelve...
09:00
Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America is no...

Virgin Galactic has officially opened Spaceport America's "Gateway to Space" building few months after it started moving its staff and spacecraft to the New Mexico facility. In addition, the VMS Eve has arrived at the spaceport this week, which Chief...

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08:54
YouTuber iJustine launches Final Cut Pro X training...




Prominent YouTube personality iJustine is moving into education, partnering with Ripple Training to produce a course on how to use Final Cut Pro X, one that could help inspire the next generation of content creators to produce their own videos for the streaming service.

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08:46
Pandora for Podcasters Launches for Creators

Pandora for Podcasters, as the name suggests, is a new platform that lets people submit their podcasts to Pandora. All you have to do is submit your RSS feed URL, answer a few questions, and your episodes will be added.

Podcasts on Pandora is powered by the Podcast Genome Project, which helps listeners cut through the overwhelming clutter of available podcasts to simply, easily find the podcasts they love…Starting today, creators who are new to the platform can submit their shows via Pandora for Podcasters here and start connecting with listeners ASAP.


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08:39
Tumblr and WordPress Might be Able to Challenge...

WordPress owner Automattic bought Tumblr earlier this week, in a potentially significant move in the blogging world. Over on the Colombia Journalism Review, Matthew Ingram wondered if they could provide a viable alternative to Facebook.

As Twitter and Facebook rose in popularity, blogging—which took more time and effort—declined, to the point where you could count the number of independent bloggers on one hand. Tumblr continued for a time, powered in part by porn. Verizon banned pornographic content after it acquired Yahoo, a decision which many believe killed the service. But Mullenweg told The Verge that Tumblr still has a significant number of loyal users, and that he’s hoping to offer them monetization features and other services. Whether WordPress + Tumblr can create something that goes head-to-head with Facebook and Twitter—and whether independent journalists would...

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08:35
Apple Store in Zurich Moving to New Location on...

Apple today announced that its retail store in Zurich, the most populous city in Switzerland, will be moving at the end of the month.

Apple's upcoming store at Rennweg 43 via MacPrime

As noted by Swiss blog MacPrime, Apple Bahnhofstrasse will be relocating to Rennweg 43 on Saturday, August 31, just down the street from its current Bahnhofstrasse 77 address. The new store will still be just steps away from Bahnhofstrasse, a main downtown street in Zurich known for shopping.

Apple Bahnhofstrasse originally opened in 2009. Apple has three other stores in Switzerland in Basel, Geneva, and the outskirts of Zurich.

The move was highlighted by Storeteller on Twitter.

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08:30
9to5Mac Daily: August 15, 2019 – Apple Watch...

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

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08:27
Switzerland’s Bahnhofstrasse Apple Store relocating...

Apple is preparing to move one of its four retail stores in Switzerland to a new location. At the end of the month, Apple Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich will downsize from one shopping district to another, Rennweg. Apple hasn’t listed a reason for the store move on its website.

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08:27
8 ways the iMac changed computing

Editor’s note: 21 years ago today, Apple officially released the iMac. To commemorate the anniversary, we are reposting this article that originally appeared on the iMac’s tenth anniversary on August 15, 2008.

The iMac made an instant impression when Apple first unveiled it in May 1998. But it didn’t start to really shake things up unitl it began to ship—which happened on August 15, 1998. Arguably the most influential desktop computer of the last decade, the original iMac’s specifications seem quaint by today’s standards. For $1,299, you came home with a 233MHz PowerPC G3 processor, 32MB of RAM, a 4GB hard drive, a 15-inch built-in monitor, and stereo speakers—all in an amazingly stylish case.

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08:13
iJustine launches Final Cut Pro X training for...

Over the last decade, iJustine has seen a lot of success and created a large following while covering Apple, the broader tech industry, and more on YouTube. She’s a known proponent of Final Cut Pro and uses it to create her fun and informative videos. Now she’s launched a Mac app to teach others how to use Final Cut Pro X.

more…

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08:13
Mozilla Inspires the New WebKit Tracking Prevention...

Inspired by Mozilla’s anti-tracking policy, Apple’s WebKit team came up with their own: The WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy.


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08:02
ExpanDrive 7.2.2 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal.

ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



Version 7.2.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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07:47
The U.S. Patent Office Published a series of Five 5G...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of Apple 5G related patent applications that may end up in future Apple iDevices.

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07:33
How Goldman Sachs Evaluates Your Apple Card...

Goldman Sachs uses your credit score, credit report, and your self-reported income when it evaluates your Apple Card application.


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07:23
Comment: Apple should let people choose Spotify as...

There was something of a mystery report this week.

Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri […]

According to The Information, Spotify and Apple are discussing a “plan” that would “let iPhone users tell Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums with voice commands.” These conversations reportedly stem from new APIs in iOS 13 that make it possible for developers of audio apps to integrate with Siri.

As we noted, it’s unclear why that would require talks, as the SiriKit APIs will allow Spotify or anyone else to take advantage of Siri for music requests. However, there is one rather more radical possibility…

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The post...

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07:23
Comment: Apple should let people choose Spotify as...

There was something of a mystery report this week.

Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri […]

According to The Information, Spotify and Apple are discussing a “plan” that would “let iPhone users tell Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums with voice commands.” These conversations reportedly stem from new APIs in iOS 13 that make it possible for developers of audio apps to integrate with Siri.

As we noted, it’s unclear why that would require talks, as the SiriKit APIs will allow Spotify or anyone else to take advantage of Siri for music requests. However, there is one rather more radical possibility…

more…

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07:13
Dashlane 6.1931.0 - 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 6.1931.0:
This version contains:

  • The fix to an issue that prevented some Dark Web Monitoring popups from being closed because they contained too much information (couldn't scroll down or move the window)
  • The fix to a crash issue affecting some users


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07:12
Apple Reportedly Seeking Large Office Space in New...

Apple is searching for a large office in Manhattan with between 200,000 and 500,000 square feet of space, according to New York real estate site The Real Deal. One source cited in the report believes Apple may end up securing up to 750,000 square feet of space, suitable for up to 5,000 employees by rule of thumb.

55 Hudson Yards render

The report, highlighted by Cult of Mac, claims Apple has considered a range of properties such as 50 Hudson Yards, One Madison Avenue, and the under-redevelopment James A. Farley Building on Eighth Avenue.

While other tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon each have a sizable presence in New York City, Apple has leased a smaller 45,000-square-foot office on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron...

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07:12
Google Assistant can now remind other people to do...

Google is rolling out a new Assistant feature called assignable reminders, which allows you to tell other people in your family to do things.

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07:10
∞ Amazing ice hockey kid

[VIDEO] Talk about a kid who really works hard. I have a feeling this kid is going to the show someday. Hope he makes it to my team (and not Jim’s). Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:07
Is the Apple Card Bulletproof? [Video]

YouTuber’s named “Ryan & David” have made a video regarding the Apple Card being bulletproof or not. As they received the card from Apple, they found out that the card…

The post Is the Apple Card Bulletproof? [Video] appeared first on iLounge.

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06:59
Firefox 68.0.2 - Fast, safe Web browser.

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



Version 68.0.2:

Fixed:

  • A bug causing some special characters to be cut off from the end of the search terms when searching from the URL bar
  • Allow fonts to be loaded via file:// URLs when opening a page locally...
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06:55
Get Philips 2-Bulb Hue HomeKit Starter Pack for Just...

The 2-Bulb Starter Kit by Philips is getting a significant price drop today, down $77.93 from its usual price of $110 on Amazon. At its core, the Hue is a…

The post Get Philips 2-Bulb Hue HomeKit Starter Pack for Just $78 appeared first on iLounge.

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06:45
Twitter tests letting users follow topics in the...

Casey Newton, The Verge:

Twitter will begin allowing users to follow interests, the company said today, letting users see tweets about topics of their choosing inside the timeline. When the feature goes live, you’ll be able to follow topics including sports teams, celebrities, and television shows, with a selection of tweets about them inserted alongside tweets in your home feed.

Twitter will curate the topics, minimizing the potential for abuse. And you can temporarily mute a topic so you don’t see spoilers for a game you’ve recorded, a movie or streaming episode you haven’t seen.

The company has been researching the bad incentives that Twitter can create, with the like and retweet often serving to promote outrage and polarization.

Understatement of the year.

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06:45
Apple Watch still dominating the North American...




Apple is continuing to dominate the North America wearables market, with analysts revealing the Apple Watch is helping boost Apple's shipments in the last quarter by 32% over the same period last year, helping it to maintain its lead over rivals Fitbit and Samsung.

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06:39
App Store Today Stories Now on the Web

App Store Today editorials from Apple are now available on the web, with full imagery, app lists, and text.

To find a link for an App Store story, open the App Store on your iOS device or Mac. Open a story article in the Today view and scroll to the bottom. There will be a ‘Share Story’ button which lets you copy the URL or send it on using the share sheet.


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06:37
Hands-on: Adding HomeKit to a garage door with the...

After my 20-year-old garage door opener decided to kick the bucket, I asked a friend to install a new opener. The LiftMaster WLED Elite Series garage door opener that I opted for includes built-in Wi-Fi, allowing it to connect to my home network without the help of any additional hardware.

By itself, the Wi-Fi-enabled opener can talk to the MyQ smartphone app, allowing users to open and close the overhead door remotely via the app. More important for those engrossed in the HomeKit ecosystem, however, is direct support for the MyQ Home Bridge hardware.

The MyQ Home Bridge acts as a liaison between HomeKit and the overhead door opener, allowing you to control a garage door via Siri or the Home app on your iOS device.

Is the MyQ Home Bridge a worthwhile investment if you have a capable garage door opener? Watch our hands-on video for the details.

...

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06:35
Apple Card’s on-boarding text

Read the text, along with Steve Moser’s comments. Know what you’re getting into, how your data is being shared.

[Via Pixel Envy]

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:33
Google Assistant will soon let you assign reminders...

Tim Hardwick, MacRumors:

Google Assistant is about to gain a new reminder feature that allows you to get someone else to do your bidding.

Called Assignable Reminders, the feature lets you set reminders for other people, so long as they are in your Google Contacts or opted in to your Family Group.

I can see the value here. As long as I have to approve a reminder before it gets added to my list.

Tricky to make this work without adding friction. I don’t want zero friction, where my friends and family can add reminders without my knowing. But I also don’t want to have to do a lot of work to prevent and/or manage outside reminders.

The good side is that I can just disable this if I don’t like it. It’ll be interesting to see if Apple adopts this idea.

...

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06:20
The next step in the war on spam robocalls

Engadget:

AT&T and T-Mobile have started rolling out cross-network call authentication services for their subscribers. That means the companies will now be able notify their customers if the call they’re getting from the other carrier truly is from the number shown on screen or if it’s a spoofed robocall.

Details in the linked post, but seems to me, this is a problem of our own creation. Why not just disable the ability to spoof entirely? If a call comes in that is not on my contact list, I want to see the true phone number, no fake names allowed.

No fines. Just break the spoofing mechanism in the first place. And first carrier to make this happen wins my business.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:06
AmpliFi mesh Wi-Fi users gain free VPN privacy...

Popular mesh Wi-Fi maker, AmpliFi, is out today with a slick update that offers its AmpliFi Teleport VPN service to all owners of its routers for free. Read on for all the details.

more…

The post AmpliFi mesh Wi-Fi users gain free VPN privacy protection with latest software update appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:06
Apple reportedly looking for office space in...

Apple is looking around Manhattan for somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 square feet for a new office, sources told The Real Deal. One source said the tech giant could take as much as 750,000 square feet.

Apple currently leases about 45,000 square feet in the Flatiron District at the Kaufman Organization’s 100-104 Fifth Avenue, where it opened its office in 2011. Sources told The Real Deal that Apple’s current search is to accommodate new hires the company plans to make. The tech giant didn’t comment, so it’s not exactly clear what those new hires might be for. However, it seems to me that it could involve the entertainment business with the AppleTV+ streaming service set to launch this fall.



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06:00
ThunderDrive Cloud Storage: Pay Once For Lifetime...

Cloud storage is a great concept; you have a place away from your computer to store your files safely, meaning you no longer have to worry about hard drives failing or natural disasters ruining all of your data. The bad side? You have to keep paying for it, year after year. Not so with ThunderDrive Cloud Storage. Pay once — $29 for...

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05:50
Corephotonics Sues Apple Again Over Dual-Lens...

Update: Corephotonics has filed an additional lawsuit against Apple in August 2019, alleging that the dual-lens camera systems in the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max infringe on 10 of its patents.

Original story from November 2017 follows.

Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, has filed a lawsuit against Apple this week alleging that the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe upon four of its patents.

The patents, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between November 2013 and June 2016, relate to dual-lens camera technologies appropriate for smartphones, including optical zoom and a mini telephoto lens assembly.

U.S. Patent No. 9,402,032

•...

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05:41
Apple explains ‘dormant software lock’ feature on...

Apple has activated a "dormant software lock" on its latest iPhones to discourage battery replacements that aren't undertaken by Apple, according to a report last week by iFixit

This wasn’t well received as it was perceived as a way to prevent customers who get unauthorized battery repairs from seeing the battery health of their devices. However, Apple provided a statement on the matter to iMore. The tech giant admitted that it had introduced this “new feature,” explaining the reasoning as follows:

“We take the safety of our customers very seriously and want to make sure any battery replacement is done properly. There are now over 1,800 Apple authorized service providers across the United States so our customers have even more convenient access to...

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05:33
Apple searching for 750,000 square feet of Manhattan...




The search by Apple for office space in Manhattan could lead to a considerable presence in New York City, with the iPhone maker allegedly looking for as much as 750,000 square feet of space for some of its operations.

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05:32
Apple sued by Corephotonics (again)

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple is being sued again by a company called Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, claiming Apple infringed on 10 separate patents covering methods of deploying dual-camera systems in handheld devices, as well as technology related to the advanced imaging hardware. 

As noted by AppleInsider (https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/08/15/apple-accused-of-stealing-dua...), Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, along with accompanying imaging features, are named as accused products. 

Corephotonics first filed a lawsuit against Apple in November 2017, alleging that the iPhone 7 Plus and...

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05:28
Israel's Corephotonics Files Third Patent...

Patently Apple posted a report in Q4 2017 titled "One of the Pioneers in Dual Camera Technologies Corephotonics Sues Apple on Four Counts of Patent Infringement."Then in 2018 Corephotonics filed a second patent infringement case against Apple and expanded Apple's infringing products to include iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Yesterday Corephotonics filed their third patent infringement case against Apple ...

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05:24
PSA: Microsoft contractors still listening to...

Microsoft contractors are still listening to some requests made to its Cortana intelligent assistant, as well as some Skype calls.

The revelation follows decisions by Apple, Google, and Facebook to suspend their human review processes for now, and Amazon giving Alexa users the ability to opt-out

more…

The post PSA: Microsoft contractors still listening to Cortana requests and Skype calls appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:18
Apple brings contactless student IDs on iPhone,...

In the coming school year, more than 100,000 college students will be able to carry their student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. 

Students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama and Chowan University will soon be able to use their student ID in Apple Wallet to get into dorms, buy lunch and more.

“We’re happy to add to the growing number of schools that are making getting around campus easier than ever with iPhone and Apple Watch,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We know students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors across campuses by just tapping their iPhone and Apple...

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05:18
Apple brings contactless student IDs on iPhone,...

In the coming school year, more than 100,000 college students will be able to carry their student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. 

Students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama and Chowan University will soon be able to use their student ID in Apple Wallet to get into dorms, buy lunch and more.

“We’re happy to add to the growing number of schools that are making getting around campus easier than ever with iPhone and Apple Watch,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We know students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors across campuses by just tapping their iPhone and Apple...

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05:18
Apple brings contactless student IDs on iPhone,...

In the coming school year, more than 100,000 college students will be able to carry their student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. 

Students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama and Chowan University will soon be able to use their student ID in Apple Wallet to get into dorms, buy lunch and more.

“We’re happy to add to the growing number of schools that are making getting around campus easier than ever with iPhone and Apple Watch,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We know students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors across campuses by just tapping their iPhone and Apple...

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05:18
Apple brings contactless student IDs on iPhone,...

In the coming school year, more than 100,000 college students will be able to carry their student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. 

Students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama and Chowan University will soon be able to use their student ID in Apple Wallet to get into dorms, buy lunch and more.

“We’re happy to add to the growing number of schools that are making getting around campus easier than ever with iPhone and Apple Watch,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We know students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors across campuses by just tapping their iPhone and Apple...

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05:00
Apple facing iPhone challenges in SE Asia from price...




Apple's iPhone is competing with considerably cheaper rivals in the Southeast Asia smartphone market, Canalys analysts advise, with approximately 62% of the region's smartphone shipments stemming from Chinese-based smartphone brands.

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05:00
Apple Card, iPhone and iPad rumors, your hot takes,...

Got an Apple Card? Then don’t lose your iPhone. Will the iPhone go pro? Will the iPad Pro get a three-lens camera? And if it does, why? And your hot takes! That's all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 663 with Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Michael Simon.

Listen to episode 663

News

Here are articles for more information on the news we talked about on the show.

To read this article in full, please click here

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05:00
Fluance’s Ai40 powered bookshelf speakers offer...

Fluance’s Ai40 powered bookshelf speakers — available on Amazon for $199.99. — are some of the best speakers in their price range. They’re active speakers with an integrated 70W Class D amplifier (35 watts per channel).

Some wireless speaker systems feel and sound cheap with their plastic speaker enclosures. Not so the Ai40 cabinet, which is hand-made with engineered MDF wood to suppress resonance and distortion for accurate response, increased warmth and an overall more natural sound. 

The 15-pound Ai40 also packs a 1-inch, silk, soft-dome, ferrofluid cooled tweeters and offer with 5-inch, woven glass fiber composition drivers with butyl rubber surrounds.

The result — thanks also to Fluande’s AptX enhanced audio technology — is clean, undistorted bass, a clear midrange, transparent natural highs, and impressive...

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05:00
Foldable iPhones? How about Macs with bendable...

We hear rumors about upcoming iPhones with foldable screen. But what about Macs with bendable displays. Imagine a MacBook Pro with a screen that measured 13-inches when you're, for example, on an airplane. Get to your hotel room, however, and you can unfold it to 17 inches or bigger.

As far back as 2006, flexible television screens were demoed that could theoretically result in people folding up their computer and putting it in their pocket. 

Fabricating a display that can fold completely in half would offer a large screen in a small, portable form; however, so far the challenge has been to eliminate the visible crease between panels. However, a seamless foldable active matrix organic-light-emitting-diode (AMOLED) display with no visible areas was demoed four years ago by the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology.

The display consists of two AMOLED panels, silicone rubber (a hyperelastic material), a protective glass cover...

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04:44
djay Pro 2.0.14 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

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

Note: This application contains in-app purchases.



Version 2.0.14:

  • Improved CPU usage when using different hardware sample rates
  • Fixed auto loop duration not being updated in some cases
  • Fixed right sync button LED for Hercules Inpulse 200
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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04:40
Sketch 57 - Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

Sketch is an innovative and fresh look at vector drawing. Its intentionally minimalist design is based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and layers, free of palettes, panels, menus, windows, and controls. Though simple to use, it offers powerful vector drawing and text tools like perfect Boolean operations, symbols, and powerful rulers, guides, and grids.

Note: price shown in the listing is for a 1-year subscription.



Version 57:
Improved:

  • If you use the arrow keys on your keyboard with the Rotate tool to adjust a layer, we’ll now hide the selection handles and show the right values in the Inspector
  • Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish between solid and gradient presets in the Color Popover, so we’ve given them their own their own headings to make it easier to find what you need
  • You can now paste rich text from the Clipboard directly into the Canvas by choosing Paste as Rich Text...
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04:34
Apple adds 12 more schools under its Apple Wallet...

Apple announced that they will be expanding contactless IDs for 12 schools under the Apple Wallet app. The expansion means that more than 100,000 students can now access their IDs…

The post Apple adds 12 more schools under its Apple Wallet student ID program appeared first on iLounge.

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04:33
Twitter App for iOS to get a few nifty updates

Twitter held a press conference today and detailed the features they’ve been working on for future releases. On the iOS, the social media company teases that users will be able…

The post Twitter App for iOS to get a few nifty updates appeared first on iLounge.

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04:30
Apple seeks to reverse gold mining damage by...

Apple has announced that they have begun sourcing gold, used in circuit boards in devices, from miners who are looking to restore and improve sites after they’ve been used. The…

The post Apple seeks to reverse gold mining damage by sourcing from responsible miners appeared first on iLounge.

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04:26
App Store Today editorial stories are now available...

Apple has recently updated its App Store Preview pages for stories to allow users to view the full content of stories from inside their desktop web browser. App Store stories have always been shareable as links, but the web version was just a title and a navigation link to ‘open this story in the App Store’.

Between August 9th and August 11th, Apple has upgraded the experience and now includes full imagery, app lists and paragraphs copy in the web version. This means you can access the same content online as you would be ale to find in the native App Store experience.

more…

The post App Store Today editorial stories are now available on the web in full appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:26
App Store Today editorial stories are now available...

Apple has recently updated its App Store Preview pages for stories to allow users to view the full content of stories from inside their desktop web browser. App Store stories have always been shareable as links, but the web version was just a title and a navigation link to ‘open this story in the App Store’.

Between August 9th and August 11th, Apple has upgraded the experience and now includes full imagery, app lists and paragraphs copy in the web version. This means you can access the same content online as you would be ale to find in the native App Store experience.

more…

The post App Store Today editorial stories are now available on the web in full appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:22
The story of the iMac is the story of Apple




More than even the iPhone, it is the iMac that shows us what Apple always aims for -- and usually gets. On August 15, 2019, the 21st anniversary of when you could first buy it, here's how one machine changed Apple and how Apple changed that one machine.

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04:20
Apple granted over 2,000 patents last year, ranking...

Apple was last year granted more than 2,000 patents, putting in around 10th place in a ranking of US companies.

Two different organizations came up with slightly different numbers and rankings …

more…

The post Apple granted over 2,000 patents last year, ranking it around #10 in the US appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:04
Huawei Mate X delayed again, shipping before the end...




Huawei has decided to postpone its Mate X folding phone for a second time until after the Galaxy Fold ships -- for reasons unknown.

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04:00
Understanding how Time Machine manages its file...

Time Machine is an archive rather than a backup, because it retains multiple versions of files as you change them. That’s useful, because if you’re editing an image, a word-processing file, or another document, you can use Time Machine to restore a version before you made certain changes.

It always maintains at least one copy of every file, no matter how many times it’s revised, and if Time Machine has just a single version, it’s always the latest copy. If a file is never changed from its initial backup, Time Machine never deletes it, either.

Apple has Time Machine automatically consolidate snapshots. It’s set to run every hour, making a copy of any file changed from the previous 24 hours. After 24 hours, Time Machine deletes hourly backups, but keeps one per day. After a month, it deletes daily backups, but retains one weekly snapshot.

...

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03:49
Apple Faces Lawsuit Over Dual-Camera iPhone...

Israeli firm Corephotonics filed a lawsuit against Apple in which it claimed Apple had stolen its dual-camera technology.


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03:15
Apple releases support document explaining why some...

Apple last week announced out an Apple Card preview period, and has since rolled out Apple Card availability to an assortment of iPhone users ahead of the official launch.

While a number of customers, including those with credit scores in the 600s have been approved, there are still reasons as to why some users might be denied for the card.

Apple shared a new support document, wherein the company outlined the reasons as to why someone might be denied. These reasons include low credit score, frequent credit card applications, heavy debt and low income, tax liens, bankruptcy, property repossession, past due debt obligations, a recent checking account closure by a bank, past due medical debt, and more. 

Apple’s support document has a detailed list of explanations for those who were declined, and when you apply for Apple Card, if you are declined by Goldman Sachs (Apple’s partner) you’ll get a reason why so you can cross reference it here for more information. ...

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03:09
Every enterprise has mobile security attacks, threats

According to data and research from Zimperium’s “State of Mobile Enterprise Security” Report for the first half of 2019, it is no longer a matter of if or when an enterprise’s mobile endpoints will be compromised. They already are and most organizations have little to no knowledge or visibility of the compromise.

The report contains data from more than 45 million anonymized endpoints across hundreds of customers. Key takeaways from the report include:

  • Mobile OS vendors created patches for 440 security vulnerabilities.
  • Twenty seven percent of enterprise mobile endpoints were exposed to device threats.
  • The majority of...
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03:09
Every enterprise has mobile security attacks, threats

According to data and research from Zimperium’s “State of Mobile Enterprise Security” Report for the first half of 2019, it is no longer a matter of if or when an enterprise’s mobile endpoints will be compromised. They already are and most organizations have little to no knowledge or visibility of the compromise.

The report contains data from more than 45 million anonymized endpoints across hundreds of customers. Key takeaways from the report include:

  • Mobile OS vendors created patches for 440 security vulnerabilities.
  • Twenty seven percent of enterprise mobile endpoints were exposed to device threats.
  • The majority of...
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03:09
Every enterprise has mobile security attacks, threats

According to data and research from Zimperium’s “State of Mobile Enterprise Security” Report for the first half of 2019, it is no longer a matter of if or when an enterprise’s mobile endpoints will be compromised. They already are and most organizations have little to no knowledge or visibility of the compromise.

The report contains data from more than 45 million anonymized endpoints across hundreds of customers. Key takeaways from the report include:

  • Mobile OS vendors created patches for 440 security vulnerabilities.
  • Twenty seven percent of enterprise mobile endpoints were exposed to device threats.
  • The majority of...
| Read more »
03:09
Every enterprise has mobile security attacks, threats

According to data and research from Zimperium’s “State of Mobile Enterprise Security” Report for the first half of 2019, it is no longer a matter of if or when an enterprise’s mobile endpoints will be compromised. They already are and most organizations have little to no knowledge or visibility of the compromise.

The report contains data from more than 45 million anonymized endpoints across hundreds of customers. Key takeaways from the report include:

  • Mobile OS vendors created patches for 440 security vulnerabilities.
  • Twenty seven percent of enterprise mobile endpoints were exposed to device threats.
  • The majority of...
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03:00
Apple releases statement that iPhone Battery Warning...

This probably calls for a software update in the near future.

Following news that a new iOS feature warned users if an iPhone battery can’t be verified as genuine, Apple released the following statement defending its stance.

“We take the safety of our customers very seriously and want to make sure any battery replacement is done properly. There are now over 1,800 Apple authorized service providers across the US, so our customers have even more convenient access to quality repairs. Last year, we introduced a new feature to notify customers if we were unable to verify that a new, genuine battery was installed by a certified technician following Apple repair processes.

This information is there to help protect our customers from damaged, poor quality, or used batteries that can lead to safety or performance issues. This notification does not impact the customer’s ability to use the phone after an unauthorized repair.”

The warning indicates that users can’t...

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03:00
The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors...

Read on for reviews of some of the best bias lighting kits we’ve tested, along with what to look for in bias lighting for a TV.

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03:00
Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias...

If you’ve already got a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, the Hue Play makes for a great way to add bias lighting to your home theater setup, or as a responsive bias light for your computer monitor.

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03:00
iOS 13: How to use the QuickPath swipe keyboard

With iOS 13 and the new QuickPath feature, the iPhone finally has a native version of the “swipe” keyboards that have been popular on Android devices for almost a decade. You could previously use such keyboards on iOS if you installed a third-party keyboard such as Gboard, SwiftKey, or the discontinued Swype app, but now you no longer have to deal with the occasional hassle of switching keyboards. You can also use QuickPath on the iPad if you’re using the miniature floating keyboard.

To read this article in full...

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03:00
Govee DreamColor for TV with Alexa review: This bias...

If you want more from your TV bias lights than a subtle glow that boosts contrast and eases eye strain, this responsive LED light strip from Govee is worth a try.

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03:00
Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting review: A nice range...

If you’re looking for a moderately priced, multi-colored bias lighting strip for the back of your TV, the Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting strip makes for a solid choice.

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03:00
The MediaLight bias TV lighting review: Subtle bias...

The MediaLight bias lighting strips are designed for discriminating viewers who want to enhance their TV’s visuals while preserving the integrity of the original image.

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03:00
Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV review: This bargain...

This popular LED light strip is easy to install and boasts a variety of colors and light modes, but its color temperature leaves something to be desired.

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01:11
Malwarebytes 3.9.27.2815 - Adware removal tool (was...

Malwarebytes (was AdwareMedic) helps you get your Mac experience back. Malwarebytes scans for and removes code that degrades system performance or attacks your system. Making your Mac once again your Mac. The app can be used for free to clean infected devices, but real-time protection requires an upgrade to the Premium plan, whose pricing info can be found here.

What It Does:

  • Removes adware, such as Genieo, VSearch, and Vidx
  • Removes malware, including Trojans
  • Scans quickly
  • Simplifies program management through a clean, lean interface

How It Does It:

  • Anti-adware
  • Anti-malware
  • Light footprint
  • Simple interface



Version 3.9.27.2815:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later...

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00:03
KeyCue 9.4 - Displays all menu shortcut commands.

KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue 8.0 contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue 8 offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred...

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00:00
How to check your credit score for free before...

Apple Card offers a super fast and simple application process that’s done right on your iPhone. However, you may want to check into a few things before signing up for the new credit card like checking your credit score, looking over your credit report, and more.

more…

The post How to check your credit score for free before applying for Apple Card appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Wednesday August 14

21:04
Apple accused of stealing dual-camera technology...




Israeli-based camera technology firm Corephotonics is back with a massive lawsuit claiming Apple knowingly used patented dual-camera technology in iPhone, then attempted to cover its tracks with largely similar intellectual property filings.

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20:59
Dropbox 79.4.143 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 79.4.143:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Boom 3D 1.3.0 - 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 1.3.0:

  • Now supports all Hi-Res audio formats like ALAC, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, WAV, DSD, etc.
  • Defect fixes



  • OS X 10.10.3 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Luminar 3.1.3 - Powerful, adaptive, configurable...

Luminar is the new full-featured image editor that adapts to the way you edit photos. Over 300 essential tools to fix, edit, and enhance your photos with comfort. The future of photo editing is here.

Features:

  • Adaptive Interface Inspires You Do to More - While other photo editors make you adapt to their interface, Luminar adapts to your skill level. There is no need to face dozens of sliders if you simply want to remove an object from an image or apply a preset. But if you do need to perform some serious tasks, you can easily access all the advanced features.
  • Powerful Tools Allow You to Do More - Luminar lets you remove unwanted objects, color casts and digital noise. It helps you retouch skin and reveals the hidden details in your photos. It features layers with blend modes, texture overlays and powerful image masking. Easily edit upper and lower sections of the image without having to make any...
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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 16.16.13 - Popular...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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20:59
Sound Studio 4.9.0 - Robust audio recording and...

Sound Studio lets you easily record and professionally edit audio on your Mac. Easily rip vinyls and digitize cassette tapes, or record lectures and voice memos. Prepare for live shows with live effect processing and level tweaking, then record it all with performance recording capabilities.

Any audio project, completed with ease

  • Expansive compatibility. Record your work as an MP3 or AAC M4A file. Edit and export audio in several formats including AIFF and WAV.
  • Creative effects. Layer several effects like delay, reverb, chorus, or flanger filters, then tweak levels or EQ settings.
  • Multi-track support. Record live audio alongside multiple tracks of studio-added sounds.



Version 4.9.0:

New:

  • MP3-saving (with CBR and VBR options) is now included in Sound Studio

Fixed:

  • A bug where MP3 files would be...
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20:59
Adobe Audition CC 2019 12.1.3 - Professional post-...

Audition CC 2019 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Audition customer).

Adobe Audition CC 2019 empowers you to create and deliver beautiful audio using more connected tools and dozens of new features, including Sound Remover, which can eliminate unwanted sounds from an entire file just by analyzing a small selection. Adobe Audition CC gives you access to new features as soon as they're released and is integrated with other Adobe video tools for smooth start-to-finish audio and video production. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 12.1.3:

  • Stability and performance improvements



  • macOS 10.12 or later
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space...

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20:59
Microsoft Office 365, 2019 16.28 - Popular...

Microsoft Office 365. The essentials to get it all done.

Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac

  • Get started quickly with new, modern versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote-combining the familiarity of Office and the unique Mac features you love.

Made for doing

  • Find the feature you need fast and create documents more easily with built-in automated design and research tools.

Made to collaborate

  • Work online or offline, on your own or with others in real-time - whatever works for what you’re doing.

Made to move

  • With 1 TB of cloud store, your documents are ready when and where you need them, so you can pick up where you left off.

Office 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date modern productivity tools from Microsoft. There are Office 365 plans for home and...

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 20.0.6 - Professional image...

Photoshop CC 2019 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Photoshop customer).

Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, the industry standard for digital image processing and editing, delivers a comprehensive package of professional retouching tools, and is packed with powerful editing features designed to inspire.



Version 20.0.6:

  • Security fix



  • macOS 10.12 or later
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
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20:42
T-Mobile and AT&T partner to battle robocalls




AT&T and T-Mobile have announced a new partnership designed to thwart robocalls by authenticating incoming calls across both networks.

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19:30
New Waterside Shops Apple Store opens August 24th in...

Apple Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and will celebrate its grand reopening on August 24th at 10:00 A.M. local time. The store closed early last September for expansion and will now feature Apple’s latest retail design language and the capability to host larger and more immersive Today at Apple sessions.

more…

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19:17
Sony's Xperia 1 is available with hands-free...

Don't like that nearly all of Amazon's Alexa-centric phones are budget models? You won't have that complaint after today, although you might not have expected this option. Amazon has started selling a variant of Sony's Xperia 1 with hands-free Alex...

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18:41
WebKit working group publishes anti-tracking policy




Apple's WebKit team this week published a "WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy" that details web tracking practices it believes are harmful to consumers, as well as technology the group has implemented or intends to implement in its browser engine to block such activity.

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17:44
Charter will integrate Hulu and Disney+ into its set...

Disney and Charter Communications inked a multi-year deal today that will deliver a wide range of content -- from college sports to The Bachelor -- to Spectrum subscribers. The deal avoids a blackout of Disney-controlled networks like ABC and ESPN, r...

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17:26
Apple Remains one of the Top Inventors by Patent...

Apple is one of the top U.S. tech firms and like with all great companies filing and winning patents is key to protecting their innovations. Two statistical charts have been published this year showing Apple's status in both filing and winning patents.

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17:15
Apple WebKit team shares ‘Tracking Prevention Policy...

Apple’s WebKit team today has released its full “Tracking Prevention Policy.” This policy is an outline of WebKit’s tracking efforts and details what types of tracking WebKit will prevent, countermeasures, and more.

more…

The post Apple WebKit team shares ‘Tracking Prevention Policy’ detailing anti-tracking Safari features appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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17:10
Slashdot Asks: Do You Use Your Laptop's...

The headphone jack is increasingly being omitted from smartphones and tablets, but what about laptops? When Apple launched the redesigned MacBook Pro in 2016, it decided to remove the SD card slot, full-sized USB Type A ports, and Thunderbolt 2 ports -- but keep the 3.5mm headphone jack, even though it axed the headphone jack in the 2016 iPhone 7. The reason, Apple said, had to do with the lack of wireless solutions for pro audio gear that many users use with their MacBooks. "If it was just about headphones then it doesn't need to be there," said Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller. "We believe that wireless is a great solution for headphones." He added: "But many users have set-ups with studio monitors, amps and other pro audio gear that do not have wireless solutions and need the 3.5mm jack."

While most laptops today still retain the headphone jack, that trend doesn't seem like it'll last for too much longer as the industry moves to embrace wireless audio. Laptop...

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16:50
Pandora expands podcasting efforts with new direct...

As Apple reportedly plans to expand its role in podcasting, Pandora is also now looking to compete. The company announced today that podcasters can now submit their shows to be included in Pandora’s growing catalog of podcasts.

more…

The post Pandora expands podcasting efforts with new direct upload tool for creators appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:25
New Survey Shows Apple Fans and Consumers in General...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "UBS Survey Shows Consumers are willing to pay a Premium for a Foldable Smartphone with Apple Fans willing to pay the most." Today a new survey was published that actually shows that Apple fans and women are actually quite negative on folding smartphones.

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16:11
Marvel's next Stitcher podcast premieres fall...

Marvel and Stitcher have unveiled their next big podcast collaboration, and this one is aimed squarely at long-time fans. Their next project, Marvels, premieres in fall 2019 and will revisit the similarly titled 1994 story from Kurt Busiek and Alex...

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15:41
New Amazon donation program gives unsold products to...

Following reports that Amazon often destroys unsold and unwanted products stored in its warehouses, the company is launching a donations program that will help distribute goods to people in need, according to a report from CNBC. The program, called F...

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15:19
How to Get the Most from Your Apple Card Benefits

Apple is slowly rolling out its new Apple Card across the United States. If you’re an early adopter, here’s how to maximize your cashback benefits.

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15:18
Scientists have even found microplastics in the...

Microplastics are polluting tap water, the deep sea and now even remote corners of the Arctic. Scientists found concentrations of plastic in ice floes from the Fram Strait, the passage that connects the Arctic Ocean to the rest of the world's oceans....

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15:10
Apple, Spotify Discuss Siri Truce, as Antitrust...

Apple and Spotify are in talks about potentially enabling Siri to play songs, albums, and playlists from the leading subscription music service. The Verge: A new report from The Information confirms that Spotify would be taking advantage of new capabilities that Apple is introducing in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, which allow other apps to be on equal footing with Apple Music when making music requests through the company's Siri voice assistant. If Spotify takes advantage of the new tools, you'll be able to play music without having to open the app on your iPhone or iPad. The integration could be a sign of progress between two companies that have butted heads to a more heated degree than ever before over the last year. In March, Spotify filed an antitrust complaint with the EU that accused Apple of disadvantaging third-party services that compete with its own apps. Among other gripes (such as Apple's subscription tax), Spotify pointed to hands-free Siri compatibility as one convenient...

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14:44
June promises to fix smart ovens that are preheating...

As convenient as smart ovens can be, they also introduce their own hassles -- namely, technical hiccups. June plans to update the software for its signature oven after multiple reports of the devices accidentally preheating overnight. CEO Matt Van...

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14:22
Google employees don't want it to work with US...

In a newly published petition, Google employees are demanding the search giant not bid on a recent cloud computing contract from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency.

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14:15
Apple explains Apple Card application process,...




Apple continues to release more information about Apple Card in the run-up to a full-fledged launch and on Wednesday detailed why some applications are denied, offering suggestions as to how prospective customers might improve their chances at acceptance.

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14:04
What It’s Like to Be Banished from Apple’s Garden

Can you imagine what life would be like if Apple locked you out of your Apple ID? Unfortunately, it can happen through no fault of your own and may not be easy to fix.

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13:51
Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana...

Just like seemingly every other major tech company with a voice assistant or voice chat service, it emerged that Microsoft contractors were listening to Skype and Cortana recordings. Apple, Google and Facebook have temporarily halted similar efforts,...

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13:47
Lightroom Classic CC 8.4

Adds accelerated image editing with GPU support for smoother performance. ($9.99/19.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)

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GraphicConverter 11.0.1

Major new release for the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs adds macros and improves RAW image editing. ($39.95 new, free update, 151 MB)

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13:43
FAA Warns Airlines about 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros

You may have trouble flying with a recalled 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro due to its potential fire hazard. It remains to be seen how airline and airport staff will distinguish between affected and unaffected units and those whose batteries have been replaced.

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13:35
‘Doom Eternal’ multiplayer trailer highlights...

Id Software and Bethesda breathed new life into Doom with their 2016 entry into the gory FPS series, but fell short when it came to the game's multiplayer mode. "There was not a lot of Doom in our multiplayer in 2016, and players noticed that," said...

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13:27
Apple Details Why Some Apple Card Applicants Might...

Apple last week announced an Apple Card Preview period and has since been rolling out Apple Card availability to many iPhone users ahead of a wider launch.

Apple aimed to make the Apple Card available to as many people as possible and there have been reports of people with credit scores in the 600s being approved, but there are still reasons why someone might get denied.

In a new support document shared today, Apple outlines the various reasons why someone might be declined, including low credit score, frequent credit card applications, heavy debt and low income, tax liens, bankruptcy, property repossession, past due debt obligations, a recent checking account closure by a bank, past due medical debt, and more.

Apple's support document has a detailed list of explanations for those who were declined, and when you apply for Apple Card, if you are...

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13:14
Review: Native Union’s Stow Organizer is a perfect...

Whether it’s your daily carry or a longer trip, Apple accessories can quickly become troublesome to keep organized and easily accessible. Native Union’s Stow Organizer is designed specifically with Apple users in mind to tame your cables, dongles, power adapters, and more. It even has Apple Pencil storage and a zippered interior pocket for small items like SD cards and flash drives. Read on for a closer look at this handy Apple accessory organizer.

more…

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13:13
Google’s ‘Assignments’ tool flags plagiarism and...

Google is setting out to make plagiarism harder than ever. The search giant today announced the launch of Assignments, a new grading software for higher education instructors who use G Suite for Education. Formerly known as Coursework, Assignments wi...

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13:09
Robotics Video: Evan Rachael Wood Meets Sophia

Mashable writes about an upcoming short film featuring two famous robots, one of whom is an actress and one is real.

Unless you live under a rock, you might know of the world’s most famous real-life humanoid, Sophia, the robot…

An enticing trailer for has recently come out for a short film called SophiaWorld starring HBO’s Westworld actress Evan Rachael Wood…

Television’s most famous Robot, actress Evan Rachel Wood, and arguably the world’s most famous real-life humanoid, Sophia the Robot, have a chance encounter in a swanky NY hotel bar…

The short film will premiere on September 4 on Futurism.com.


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13:05
Millions of books are secretly in the public domain...

This has been around for a while but I like reminding people every now and then.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:02
How to turn your dorm room into a smart 'home...

Please enjoy this guide to the best dorm room gear, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school series. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and dorm gear -- we went big on tips and buying...

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12:59
Michael Gandolfini opens up about the difficult...

Following in your father’s footsteps is never easy. I can’t imagine how much more difficult it is for this young man.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:59
Pandora hopes to pad its podcast lineup with direct...

Pandora doesn't want to sit by the wayside while Spotify snaps up podcast listeners. The streaming music service has started accepting podcasts for "consideration" to be included in its catalog. Those who want a shot just have to submit their feed...

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12:46
Porsche's Cayenne E-Hybrid is the company'...

The Porsche Cayenne lineup is getting crowded. There are the gasoline engine-only versions and now two hybrids. The high-end electrified Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is a sports car masquerading as an SUV. But if you're looking for the less dramatic powe...

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12:35
tvOS: How to Force Quit a Misbehaving App

It’s fairly obvious how to quit an app in iOS. But tvOS uses a slightly different technique because there’s no on-screen touch interface.


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12:33
AT&T, T-Mobile Rolling Out Call Authentication

AT&T and T-Mobile are starting to roll out the call authentication feature based on T-Mobile’s SHAKEN/STIR technology.

Call verification won’t eradicate the issue, but it’ll give subscribers the choice not to answer potentially illegal calls, which could be scams or attempts to steal their identity…An AT&T spokesperson also told us that the carrier is testing a way for the SHAKEN/STIR protocol to work for everyone at no extra cost. To be precise, the company is developing a way to make the protocol work with AT&T Call Protect, which can block fraudulent calls for free.

It better be free. Security shouldn’t be an optional purchase.


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12:26
Goldman Sachs spends $350 for every Apple Card signup




Goldman Sachs is spending somewhere in the region of $350 to acquire every new customer of Apple Card, analysts claim, with the investment bank not expected to make a profit on the user until they have been a customer for four years on average.

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12:13
Twitter starts testing DM searches

It didn't take long for Twitter to make direct message searches a practical reality after teasing them -- though you'll need a little luck to give them a try. The social network has begun testing a DM search bar in its iOS app and the web. It'll on...

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12:00
Using Two-Factor Authentication on Old Apple Devices

Glenn Fleishman has a good tip on how to use Apple’s two-factor authentication on older devices that don’t support it.

But 2FA and outdated versions of Apple TV, iOS, and macOS don’t mix. You try to log in on those devices with your Apple ID and popups with codes may appear on other devices, but there’s no way to enter it on the piece of equipment from which you’re trying to log in. Fortunately, there’s a simple workaround.

I always forget about the manual method.


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11:53
Feeling Left Out, Microsoft Admits to Audio Listening

The Big Tech gang is complete. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and now Microsoft were caught listening to user audio queries.


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11:52
Battery/Email PSAs, Siri Spotify Teamup – TMO Daily...

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about a couple of PSAs for Apple folks and how Siri and Spotify might team up.


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11:52
Who are you and why are you leaving old TVs on...

Residents in Virginia remain bewildered after a mysterious person with a TV on their head placed out-dated televisions on the doorsteps of more than 50 homes in Henrico County. The bandit (of sorts) struck this weekend, The Washington Post reports. P...

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11:43
Chrome OS finally supports virtual desktops

Chrome OS is adding a mainstay feature that other computer platforms have had for years: virtual desktops. The newly released Chrome OS 76 supports "Virtual Desks" that, like elsewhere, lets you create app layouts you can switch to in a heartbeat....

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11:37
9to5Mac Watch Time podcast episode 4: Apple Watch...

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 fourth episode of our new Watch Time podcast, Zac is joined by Kyle Seth Gray to talk about fitness experiences in school, fitness trackers before the Apple Watch, useful watchOS apps for exercise tracking, learning to scale and even enjoy workouts including cycling and yoga with the Apple Watch, 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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11:30
How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity badges

Achievement badges are a funny thing. You know they’re just a simple little bit of visual flair, they don’t even do anything, and yet for some reason you just have to collect them. Achievements are great motivators, and the achievement badges for the activity tracking on the Apple Watch have inspired many users to get more exercise.

If you want to maximize your badge count, you’re going to watch to chase down as many activity achievements as you can. Most are available year-round, but there are also some time-limited special events to grab, too. Here’s a list of all the activity achievements for the Apple Watch and how to unlock them.

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11:29
Skip’s new electric scooter is equipped with...

Electric scooters are prone to a lot of wear and tear -- which gives most of them a pretty short shelf life. Skip unveiled a new model of electric scooter, the S3, that should be tougher and more sustainable than its predecessor. The S3 includes swap...

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11:21
August Apple Watch Challenge Honors Grand Canyon...

August 25 is the Grand Canyon National Park’s 100 year anniversary. It’s also the date for an August Apple Watch Activity Challenge.


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11:16
FAA tells airlines MacBook Pros with defective...

The 2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain 15-inch MacBook Pros with potentially defective batteries from US flights. The move, which follows Apple's June recall announcement, is part of a general FAA policy on devices with defective batteries.

"The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops," FAA spokespeople said in emails to Ars Technica. Under FAA policy, affected MacBook Pros are banned from the passenger cabin and from checked luggage.

The FAA says it alerted airlines about the recall in early July. The agency also says it informed the public on social...

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11:10
What to do when the robocalls won't stop

You recognize it the moment you pick up the phone. The quiet beat before a clearly pre-recorded message speaks ominously about your Social Security number getting canceled. Or perhaps it's a call trying to sell you health insurance or a vacation. Eit...

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10:59
Apple Releases Statement About iPhone Battery Warning

After news that a new iOS feature warned users if an iPhone battery can’t be verified as genuine, the company released a statement.


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10:59
Facebook simplifies its Group privacy settings

Facebook wants to make it easier to understand its Group privacy settings. It's doing away with public, closed or secret settings. Instead, Groups will be "private" or "public." Facebook claims this will simplify who can find a Group and see its memb...

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10:58
Close your Apple Watch exercise rings on Aug. 25 for...




Those who walk, hike, run, or complete a wheelchair workout of at least three miles on August 25th can earn a unique, hiking-based award in the latest Apple Watch Activity Challenge celebrating the Grand Canyon's 100th anniversary.

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10:50
THQ Nordic says a new Saints Row game is 'deep...

THQ Nordic had plenty of updates about upcoming games from its sprawling empire in its latest earnings report. Perhaps the most notable is that its Volition studio is "deep in development" on a new Saints Row game. It didn't offer any information on...

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10:39
Apple responds to aftermarket iPhone replacement...




Apple's 'Service' battery message in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max Battery Health bar following a battery replacement outside of Apple's authorized repair network is doing its job, Apple has confirmed, with the warning a a safety measure for users that doesn't affect how the installed battery functions at all.

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10:39
Luminar 3.1.3 - Powerful, adaptive, configurable...

Luminar is the new full-featured image editor that adapts to the way you edit photos. Over 300 essential tools to fix, edit, and enhance your photos with comfort. The future of photo editing is here.

Features:

  • Adaptive Interface Inspires You Do to More - While other photo editors make you adapt to their interface, Luminar adapts to your skill level. There is no need to face dozens of sliders if you simply want to remove an object from an image or apply a preset. But if you do need to perform some serious tasks, you can easily access all the advanced features.
  • Powerful Tools Allow You to Do More - Luminar lets you remove unwanted objects, color casts and digital noise. It helps you retouch skin and reveals the hidden details in your photos. It features layers with blend modes, texture overlays and powerful image masking. Easily edit upper and lower sections of the image without having to make any...
| Read more »
10:37
Facebook movie ads now offer premiere reminders and...

Facebook is hoping you'll do more with movie ads than give them the occasional click or tap. The internet giant is rolling out support for upgraded ads that include premiere reminders. Much like events, you can press an "Interested" button to get a...

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10:33
9to5Mac Daily: August 14, 2019 – Spotify + Siri,...

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 Skillshare: With thousands of online classes, Skillshare can help you improve your professional skill set, start that side hustle, pursue a passion project, and much more. Get two free...

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10:30
Apple on iPhone Battery Locking Issue: We Want to...

Last week, iPhone repair site iFixit highlighted a new iPhone feature described as a "dormant software lock" designed to prevent customers who get unauthorized battery repairs from seeing the battery health of their devices.

On an iPhone XS, XS Max, or iPhone XR, getting a repair from a non-Apple authorized source results in a message that says "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine battery," with the iPhone refusing to display battery health information.

Apple today provided a statement on the issue to iMore, confirming that it did indeed introduce "a new feature" last year that brings up the aforementioned message when a non-authorized battery repair is made,...

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10:24
Apple defends new aftermarket battery warning in iOS...

Last week, a report from iFixit detailed a new feature in iOS that alerts users if an iPhone battery can’t be verified as a genuine Apple part. In a new statement today, Apple defends that warning in iOS as a way to ensure device performance and safety.

more…

The post Apple defends new aftermarket battery warning in iOS as a way to protect users appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:21
Fall 'Destiny 2' update makes it easier to...

Destiny 2 developer Bungie is doubling down on microtransactions as a way to fund the continued development of its popular online shooter. In a recent blog post, Destiny franchise director Luke Smith detailed how microtransactions (or MTX) will play...

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10:14
How to pay your Apple Card bill




It's not the best part of owning a credit card, but since we have to pay them off, Apple has made the process remarkably fast and easy for Apple Card payments.

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10:14
WW, formerly Weight Watchers, launches a weight loss...

Last February, Weight Watchers drew criticism when it announced a free weight-loss program for teens ages 13 to 17. Skeptics feared the program would encourage obsessive eating habits in adolescents, but Weight Watchers -- since rebranded WW -- isn't...

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10:01
Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for August 25 in...

Apple has set its latest Apple Watch Activity Challenge for August 25. This challenge is being held in celebration of the Grand Canyon National Park’s 100th anniversary.

more…

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10:00
Stacktrace Podcast 049: “Old enough to make...

Rambo explores running iOS apps on the Mac with Catalyst, John falls in love will full screen mode all over again, and Apple’s new security measures for Mac apps and batteries cause a bit of a stir in the community. Also, tips for minimizing distractions, our first app crushes, and how come SwiftUI won’t run on iOS 12 and below?

Sponsored by Bitrise: a fast, stable and easy to use continuous integration service. Automatically build, test and distribute your app on every single commit that you make. Get started for free at bitrise.io/swift.

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10:00
Review: IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp is a Portable...

iRig Micro Amp atop a speaker cabinet. Image via IK Multimedia

By now, most readers of Apple World Today are aware of the fact that I’m learning guitar as a 61-year-old. The great thing about learning now as an adult is that all of the technological tools I’m using to help me advance weren’t available when I was a teenager, so I have a real advantage. Since I’m learning electric guitar, an amplifier isn’t just something nice to have — it’s a necessity. IK Multimedia provided me with one of their iRig Micro Amps (MSRP, $149.99) for testing and use during my learning experience, and today I’ll take you on a tour of the features of this small, but powerful device.

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