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Wednesday August 14

07:13
Siri May Soon be Able to Play Spotify Content

Spotify and Apple are reportedly in talks to allow Siri to play content from the music streaming service, despite an ongoing antitrust battle.


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07:03
Apple’s new credit card comes with forced...

Enlarge / Shiny!

Apple's new credit card is rolling out in stages to interested users (I got mine Monday!) and the early reception is generally positive. The card's primary draw isn't in its benefits, which are perfectly fine but not outstanding by any metric, but instead lies with its tight vertical integration with the Apple technology ecosystem and the (hopefully) increased security one gains by moving to using tokenized payments for (most of) your point-of-sale transactions. The card otherwise has a lot in common with other traditional credit cards—and, unfortunately, one of those things is the Apple Card's...

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07:02
With Syntiant AI Chips OEMs will be able to offer...

Currently Apple has the lead in wearables that offer access to their digital assistant Siri, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and Apple TV Remote. Siri also works on Macs. Amazon is now out to take on Apple's Siri on more devices later this year and beyond with advanced new AI processors by Syntiant.

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07:00
Apple locked me out of its walled garden. It was a...

Luke Kurtis, Quartz:

A few months ago, I purchased an iTunes gift card off of a popular discount website.

And:

About a week after I redeemed the gift card, I noticed my iTunes account wasn’t working. When I tried to log in, it said my account was locked. I searched online for help, but I couldn’t find a solution. I called up Apple support.

And that’s the beginning of a two month journey. Fascinating read, especially if you consider the personal impact of being locked out of your Apple ID for two months.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:59
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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06:50
FAA bans recalled MacBook Pros from flights

Bloomberg:

U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after Apple Inc. recently said that some units had batteries that posed a fire risk.

In a statement, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops” and stated that it alerted major U.S. airlines about the recall.

I totally get this. A bad battery is a bad battery. But my question is, how will they enforce this ban? Will they be checking model numbers on all MacBook Pros? This going to be an honor system thing?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:49
Take home a renewed iPhone XS Max and save $450...

A flagship Apple phone that’s under a thousand dollars only comes once in a blue moon, but it seems that Amazon is making every Apple enthusiast’s dream come true with…

The post Take home a renewed iPhone XS Max and save $450 along the way appeared first on iLounge.

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06:47
There is a new 'leak' listing 'iPhone...




As we draw closer to the unveiling of a new iPhone lineup, there is a fresh batch of rumors allegedly sourced from former Foxconn workers -- but be careful about what you believe.

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06:42
Apple’s wearables growth poised to overtake Mac and...

Apple’s wearables product category, comprised of the AirPods and Apple Watch is estimated to overtake the Mac and iPad by the end of 2020, according to a report. Neil Cybart,…

The post Apple’s wearables growth poised to overtake Mac and iPad appeared first on iLounge.

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06:34
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



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06:20
PSA: Asking for your Apple ID for Apple Card invite...

If you’ve received an email from Apple asking for your Apple ID in order to send you an invitation for the Apple Card, it’s not a phishing fraud…

more…

The post PSA: Asking for your Apple ID for Apple Card invite is a glitch, not phishing appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:19
Kasa Smart Plug Mini from TP-Link Skips HomeKit...

Chinese network product manufacturing company TP-Link has announced that they will not be getting HomeKit support for their Kasa Smart Plug Mini after all. As explained on the company’s website,…

The post Kasa Smart Plug Mini from TP-Link Skips HomeKit Support appeared first on iLounge.

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06:12
Apple Reveals ‘The Morning Show’ Trailer for Apple...

Today, Apple has shared a sneak peek at one of its original Apple TV+ shows that will be included when the service launches at fall. ‘The Morning Show’ is a…

The post Apple Reveals ‘The Morning Show’ Trailer for Apple TV+ appeared first on iLounge.

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06:00
FAA Bans Certain MacBook Pros From Airplane Flights

The U.S. Federal Aviation Association has banned certain MacBook Pros from flights because some models have a fire risk due to the battery.


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06:00
How to use 2FA on older Apple devices that won’t let...

Most people who own Apple hardware have different generations of equipment in use. And because the company’s gear can last a long time, you can wind up with some old equipment—like an ancient Apple TV or Mac that’s being used to serve up video or what have you.

Apple has shifted aggressively to require two-factor authentication (2FA) with Apple ID accounts as a way of deterring account hijacking. This is admirable, though it has some adverse side effects for people who have multiple Apple IDs for historical or other purposes. (I wrote a couple of years ago about using multiple macOS accounts and other tricks to manage that.)

To read this article in full, please...

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06:00
World Travelers Can Keep Devices Charged Anywhere...

If you travel the world, you know what a hassle it can be to make sure that you have the correct plug adapter for the country you’re visiting. The GOSPACE SuperCharger can take away that worry by giving you access to different plug adapters, USB-A, USB-C and Qi wireless charging, even when there’s no plug nearby. We have the GOSPACE SuperCharger on sale at 54% off the regular price for just $44.99.

Capable of charging up to 4 different devices at the same time, the GOSPACE SuperCharger is the perfect way to keep your tech essentials energized throughout the day. This compact charger sports two USB ports, one USB-C port, and a Qi wireless charging pad, giving you ultimate charging...

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05:54
Comment: Reluctantly, I tend to believe the ‘iPhone...

We’ve heard two credible reports now that this year’s successor to the iPhone XS will be named the iPhone 11 Pro. Today’s report suggests that the successors to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max will be, respectively:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

I think it’s a fairly horrible idea, but I do tend to believe it…

more…

The post Comment: Reluctantly, I tend to believe the ‘iPhone 11 Pro’ naming reports appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:38
Mailplane 4.1.4

Brings compatibility with the macOS 10.15 Catalina public beta, plus adds support for the Simplify Gmail extension and the DEVONthink 3 public beta. ($29.95 new, free update, 68.8 MB)

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05:36
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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05:34
Keyboard Maestro 9.0

Major update for the automation and clipboard utility adds Dark mode support, OCR for text in images, and JSON. ($36 new, $25 upgrade, 25.8 MB)

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05:26
Why Can’t Users Teach Siri about Its Mistakes?

Apple took well-deserved flak in the press for having contractors listen to Siri conversations—and inadvertent initiations where people didn’t know they were being recorded. But Adam Engst suggests that we users should instead teach Siri about its mistakes.

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05:23
Some Apple Products to be Hit by Trump Tariffs on...

Some Apple products will still be hit by a new 10 percent tariffs from U.S. President Donald Trump on September 1st, including iMacs.


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05:15
Apple Customers Get Weird Email About Apple Card

Last night, Apple sent the next wave of invitations for Apple Card, but there seems to be a goof in the system. The email said that the early invitation is waiting, but the email address Apple has on file is wrong. You can click a link in the email to supply the correct one.

There are multiple reports on Reddit of people receiving the email who are 100 percent sure they signed up with the correct Apple ID email address…Several users have contacted Apple Support, who are apparently aware of the issue and it has been forwarded to the Apple Card engineering team. Still, it’s worth noting that some users may have also received the email for the right reason – because they didn’t use the email address associated with their Apple account.

I too got the email last night, but since it arrived at an address no longer associated with my Apple ID, my...

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05:12
FTC chief open to tech company breakups over...




Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons is open to the idea of breaking apart giant tech firms like Apple by undoing mergers, if it is determined large entities like Facebook are harming competition across the tech industry as a whole by being too dominant.

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05:00
iOS 13: How to set and use Favorites and Collections...

Apple has slowly been releasing brand-new mapping data across the U.S., and it's more detailed and accurate than ever before. But a great mobile maps experience is about more than just great map data. With iOS 13, Apple's adding a slew of useful new features, and the most useful are probably the ability to mark locations as favorites and build sharable collections.

Both functions are somewhat related, but act a little differently. Favorites are there to provide quick access on your own device, while Collections group locations together and can be shared with others. Here's how they work.

To read this article in full, please click here

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04:53
'iPhone 11,' 'iPhone 11 Pro,'...




Data from a budget iPhone enclosure manufacturer reportedly shows both the name and dimensions of the upcoming iPhones, set to release at Apple's September event.

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04:38
Apple Card invitation problem leading to bogus...




In what appears to be a database problem, Apple is not just sending emails to iCloud accounts saying that the user needs to update with an iCloud email address, but customers outside the US are erroneously being asked to apply as well.

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04:25
Trump’s tariffs will still hit desktop Macs, AirPods...

We learned yesterday that this year’s iPhones will escape the latest of Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports for the first two months or so of sales. The US government announced that the new tariff has been deferred until December for certain product categories, including cellphones.

However, while iPads and MacBooks also benefited from the delayed introduction, the 10% tariff will still kick in for a number of other Apple products on September 1 …

more…

The post Trump’s tariffs will still hit desktop Macs, AirPods, Watch and more on Sep 1 appeared first on...

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04:16
PSA: Apple Email Asks Users Who Signed Up for Apple...

Apple customers who registered their interest in gaining early access to Apple Card were left confused last night after receiving an email from Apple asking for their Apple ID, despite having already provided it.

Since early August, Apple users have been signing up on Apple's website to be notified early about the release of Apple Card. Apple has since sent out email invitations for an "Apple Card Preview" to some of those customers. However, it looks as though an error has cropped up in Apple's invite system as the second wave of customers starts to be processed.

The latest Apple email sent out to customers claims that their "early-access invitation is waiting," but that the email address they used when they originally signed up for an Apple Card invite doesn't match an existing...

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04:00
Momentum Meri smart thermostat review: The opposite...

Sluggish, convoluted, and unreliable, this low-cost smart thermostat just can't justify its $99 price tag.

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04:00
Why Disney’s video bundle will force Apple to bundle...

It’s amazing how one company can change how you view pricing in an entire market.

More than a year ago, I made some guesses about how Apple would roll out its still-forthcoming TV streaming service. I was a symbol away from getting the name right, and guessed that “Apple TV”—we now know it’s called Apple TV+—would cost $7.99 a month, with an affordable bundle with Apple Music.

But back then, Disney’s streaming plans were still on the drawing board. Today, with the launch of Apple’s service coming very soon, the landscape is more complicated and competitive than ever. Not only are NBCUniversal and Warner Media preparing their own streaming-service launches, but Disney’s moves keep getting more aggressive.

To read this...

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03:57
Gift cards surpass wire transfers as top fraudster...

Agari, a secure email cloud service, has released the findings of its quarter three (Q3) Email Fraud and Identity Deception Trends report that delves into changing techniques used in email fraud and scams, during the April to June 2019 period.

The top finding shows that fraudsters continue to shift away from their traditional methods. Gift cards have become the preferred mode that fraudsters are using to cash out their proceeds. Of the business email compromise attacks that Agari observed during the...

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03:57
Gift cards surpass wire transfers as top fraudster...

Agari, a secure email cloud service, has released the findings of its quarter three (Q3) Email Fraud and Identity Deception Trends report that delves into changing techniques used in email fraud and scams, during the April to June 2019 period.

The top finding shows that fraudsters continue to shift away from their traditional methods. Gift cards have become the preferred mode that fraudsters are using to cash out their proceeds. Of the business email compromise attacks that Agari observed during the...

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03:57
Gift cards surpass wire transfers as top fraudster...

Agari, a secure email cloud service, has released the findings of its quarter three (Q3) Email Fraud and Identity Deception Trends report that delves into changing techniques used in email fraud and scams, during the April to June 2019 period.

The top finding shows that fraudsters continue to shift away from their traditional methods. Gift cards have become the preferred mode that fraudsters are using to cash out their proceeds. Of the business email compromise attacks that Agari observed during the...

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03:57
Gift cards surpass wire transfers as top fraudster...

Agari, a secure email cloud service, has released the findings of its quarter three (Q3) Email Fraud and Identity Deception Trends report that delves into changing techniques used in email fraud and scams, during the April to June 2019 period.

The top finding shows that fraudsters continue to shift away from their traditional methods. Gift cards have become the preferred mode that fraudsters are using to cash out their proceeds. Of the business email compromise attacks that Agari observed during the...

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03:15
FAA bans some MacBook Pro notebooks with recalled...

When your notebook’s battery is in questionable shape, the FAA tends to take notice.

U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro notebooks on flights after Apple recently stated that some units posed a fire risk.

In a statement, the FAA said that it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops” and stated that it alerted major U.S. airlines about the recall.

The watchdog group also reminded airlines to follow 2016 safety instructions for goods with recalled batteries. As such affected Apple notebooks should not be included on flights as cargo or carry-on baggage.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency issued a warning about these MacBook Pro models earlier this month, telling airlines in the region to follow 2017 rules that require devices with recalled lithium-ion batteries to be switched off and not used during flights.

The Apple notebooks in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold...

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03:00
New Apple Maps data, more details maps, begin...

Roughly one year ago, Apple announced a huge change to its Maps app, stating that the company was completely overhauling its fundamental map data. The new data would expand upon what was there, now including buildings, rivers, roads, and vegetation in a vastly more accurate and detailed form.

Apple began rolling out the new mapping data to Northern California just after its announcement, with a promise to continue rolling out new maps to the rest of the U.S. “over the next year.” Southern California and Hawaii followed in late 2018, then parts of the southwest in April 2019.

The updated maps have begun rolling out to Texas, Louisiana, and Southern Mississipi, the more detailed data funneling into the application without the need to download a new iOS update.

As of August 13th, 2019, the new maps have begun rolling out to several areas in the northeastern U.S., including Maine, New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

Since the introduction of Apple...

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03:00
Samsung HW-Q70R soundbar review: This easy-to-...

Yes, it’s pricey, but the Samsung HW-Q70R lets you add rich, detailed, and immersive sound, complete with Dolby Atmos and DTS;X support, to your TV in a matter of minutes.

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03:00
It's time to liberate the Apple Watch from the...

By the time watchOS 6 drops later this year, only the slimmest of threads will keep the Apple Watch tethered to the iPhone. The watch itself will soon have its own App Store. It’ll have more useful built-in apps, such as a calculator and voice memos, and long ago, the cellular models eliminated the need to rely on the iPhone for internet connection. It’s already so close to being a standalone device, so I say it’s time for Apple to snip the last thread and open it to buyers who don’t have an iPhone.

The Apple Watch is already a hit with its current design, but a standalone Apple Watch may turn into a cultural phenomenon of the likes that Apple hasn't seen in years now. Even handcuffed to the iPhone, the Apple Watch is already the undisputed leader of the smartwatch world, to the point that earlier this week research firm Strategy Analytics (via...

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02:05
Case maker expecting ‘iPhone 11’, ‘iPhone 11 Pro’...

As we get closer to the iPhone September launch window, iPhone naming speculation ramps up.

We have heard the iPhone Pro moniker being bandied about from other sources, and it seems case makers agree. ESR, which sells a multitude of iPhone cases on Amazon and other outlets, is currently betting on the names ‘iPhone 11’, ‘iPhone 11 Pro’ and ‘iPhone 11 Max’ for the 2019 iPhone lineup.

more…

The post Case maker expecting ‘iPhone 11’, ‘iPhone 11 Pro’ and ‘iPhone 11 Pro Max’ brand names appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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00:34
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)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM (1GB VRAM required for 3D features)
  • ...

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00:32
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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00:32
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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00:00
iOS 13: How to allow ‘Untrusted Shortcuts’ in your...

Trying to install a new Shortcut in iOS 13 and seeing it blocked because it’s labeled as untrusted? Follow along for how to allow Untrusted Shortcuts in your library.

more…

The post iOS 13: How to allow ‘Untrusted Shortcuts’ in your library appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Tuesday August 13

23:03
Parallels has Launched their new 'Desktop 15...

If Mac users still need to use Microsoft Windows 10 for work, then be aware that Parallels launched the new 'Desktop 15 for Mac' earlier today.

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21:26
The FAA is Following Europe's Lead in Banning...

Late today a report is claiming that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple's MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company recalled select units which had batteries posing fire risks.

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20:59
ClipGrab 3.8.4 - Download videos from YouTube, Vimeo...

ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step



Version 3.8.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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20:59
Adobe Acrobat 19.012.20036 - Powerful PDF editor.

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

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

  • Access powerful print production and digital publishing tools. Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files.
  • Work anywhere. Create, export, and sign PDFs from your computer or the Acrobat DC mobile app.
  • Take your files with you. Use Mobile Link to access recent files across desktop, web, and mobile.
  • Edit anything. Instantly edit PDFs and scanned documents -- as naturally as any other file.
  • Make last-minute changes....
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20:59
Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.238 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems. Pepper Flash plugin is built for Chromium-based browsers, i.e. Chrome, Opera, Chromium etc.



Version 32.0.0.238:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Latest versions of Safari or Firefox recommended



Download Now

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20:59
Adobe Acrobat Reader 19.012.20036 - View PDF...

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



Version 19.012.20036:

  • This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.



  • macOS 10.12 or later
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 450 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Safari 10 or...

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20:59
MacFamilyTree 9.0.4 - Create and explore your family...

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

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

Overview

  • Well-structured, fast and...
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20:59
Cocktail 12.4.2 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.



Version 12.4.2:

  • Addresses compatibility issues with Boot Camp partitions on macOS 10.14.6 or later
  • Addresses compatibility issues with sleep settings and macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update
  • Resolves a number of other customer reported issues discovered in the previous release

...

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20:59
Hopper Disassembler 4.5.14- - Binary disassembler,...

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

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

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



Version 4.5.14:

  • Adds support for Intel HEX file format
  • Fixes a graphical issue on files with a segment beginning...
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20:59
Adobe Pepper Flash Player 32.0.0.238 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Pepper Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems. Pepper Flash plugin is built for Chromium-based browsers, i.e. Chrome, Opera, Chromium etc.



Version 32.0.0.238:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Latest versions of Google Chrome or Opera recommended



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20:59
Monosnap 3.6.0 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

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

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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20:59
Daylite 6.7.5 - Dynamic business organization tool...

Daylite helps businesses organize themselves with tools such as shared calendars, contacts, tasks, projects, notes, and more. Enable easy collaboration with features such as task and project delegation between users, and never let things fall through the cracks. Create smart lists to find meaningful data fast -- including delegated but uncompleted work. Work anywhere -- in a networked office, from home or on the road.

Note: Daylite is available on a subscription basis for $24 per month. See the pricing page for more details.



Version 6.7.5:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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19:46
FAA confirms ban of recalled 2015 15-inch MacBook...

Remember how Samsung suffered the indignity of having the Galaxy Note 7 banned from U.S. flights, and how one exploded on a Southwest Airlines flight? Apple is attracting slightly similar attention after Bloomberg quoted a statement from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirming that 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros with defective batteries are banned from U.S. flights.

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19:02
FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after Apple recently said that some units had batteries that posed a fire risk. In a statement, the FAA said it was "aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops" and stated that it alerted major U.S. airlines about the recall. Bloomberg reports: The watchdog also reminded airlines to follow 2016 safety instructions for goods with recalled batteries, which means that the affected Apple laptops should not be taken on flights as cargo or in carry-on baggage by passengers. The Apple laptops in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple issued the recall in June, saying it had "determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk."

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17:55
What does the BMW logo mean?

The BMW logo is one of the most recognizable in the world. Its always been assumed it represented propellers and, up until now, BMW didn’t confirm or deny that interpretation. Interesting story.

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17:45
Researcher Makes Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning...

A researcher known as MG has modified Lightning cables with extra components to let him remotely connect to the computers that the cables are connected to. "It looks like a legitimate cable and works just like one. Not even your computer will notice a difference. Until I, as an attacker, wirelessly take control of the cable," MG said. Motherboard reports: One idea is to take this malicious tool, dubbed O.MG Cable, and swap it for a target's legitimate one. MG suggested you may even give the malicious version as a gift to the target -- the cables even come with some of the correct little pieces of packaging holding them together. MG typed in the IP address of the fake cable on his own phone's browser, and was presented with a list of options, such as opening a terminal on my Mac. From here, a hacker can run all sorts of tools on the victim's computer.

The cable comes with various payloads, or scripts and commands that an attacker can run on the victim's machine. A hacker can...

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17:23
As Apple prepares to Launch Apple TV+, Viacom and...

Shari Redstone who is Chairwoman of Viacom and CBC was hobnobbing with industry executives including Apple's CEO at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Idaho last month. Ms Redstone is seen in our cover photo above wearing her Apple Watch. CBS All Access is now available on Apple TV, so to a certain extent Apple and CBS have a positive relationship. Yet with that said, business is business ...

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17:18
FAA bans recalled 15-inch MacBook Pros from flights...

Several months ago, Apple launched a voluntary recall and replacement program for older model 15-inch MacBook Pros due to battery safety concerns. Now, the United States Federal Aviation Administration has addressed the recall and advised airlines on what precautions they should take.

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17:14
Twitter is finally working on search for DMs

Twitter isn't just launching a deluge of tests -- it just announced that a few sought-after features in the pipeline. Most notably, it's developing a long-overdue search for direct messages. Although there aren't many specifics at this point, it's...

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16:54
Recalled 2015 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models With Faulty...

Following a recall initiated by Apple, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned mid-2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models with faulty batteries from flights, reports Bloomberg.

Apple in June announced a voluntary recall and replacement program for 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between September 2015 and February 2017 as these models may contain batteries that can overheat and pose a fire safety risk.

In a statement to Bloomberg, the Federal Aviation Administration said that major U.S. airlines have been notified about the recall and have been instructed to follow guidelines for goods with recalled batteries.

That means affected Apple laptops that have not received...

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16:52
FAA prohibits recalled MacBook Pros on flights due...




The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently notified major airlines of Apple's recall of certain MacBook Pro models, effectively banning the impacted laptops from passenger and cargo planes as they pose a potential fire hazard.

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16:22
FTC Chairman Hints that Acquisitions made by Silicon...

Silicon Valley companies are under the microscope in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere around the globe. The EU is still investigating Apple's App Store, Japan's FTC is investigating Apple allegedly abusing its power in violation of anti-monopoly rules. Today we're learning that the FTC Chairman reportedly stated that ...

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15:43
Twitter's latest test lets you follow topics

Twitter isn't relenting in its eagerness to test new features. The social site has begun testing an option to follow topics in addition to people. You'll have to pick from a list of topics curated by Twitter, starting with sports, but it should exp...

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15:34
Twitter teases new features for iOS including Live...

Twitter held an event with the press this afternoon detailing some of the features it’s currently testing. The Verge reports that those features include things like Live Photos support on iOS, following specific topics, and more.

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15:12
Facebook paid contractors to transcribe Messenger...




Not one to be left out of a potential privacy scandal, a report on Tuesday reveals Facebook hired outside contractors to listen to and transcribe recorded Messenger voice chats, though the company said it recently put a halt to the program.

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14:56
AT&T begins to roll out rebranded ‘DirecTV Now’...

Several weeks ago, AT&T announced that it would be rebranding its DirecTV Now streaming service to AT&T TV Now. That rebrand has officially started rolling out to users starting today.

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14:32
Hands-On With Apple Card

Apple last week began allowing some iPhone users to sign up for Apple Card as part of a limited test ahead of a wider launch, and we got our hands on one of the new cards.

In our latest YouTube video, we highlight the Apple Card sign up process, how it works, what it looks like, and how the titanium card feels in person for those who haven't yet had a chance to sign up.

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Apple Card, which Apple created in partnership with Goldman Sachs, is a credit card that's designed to be simple, straightforward, and easy to use, making it ideal for those who are new to credit cards or who are looking for something no-frills that's easy to understand.

Signing up for Apple Card can be done in the Wallet app, and the entire process takes just a couple of minutes from...

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14:29
Facebook’s Digital Currency, Libra, in Trouble

The pushback against Libra is increasing. BBC News writes:

Financial bigwigs are upset because Facebook, a corporation, appears to want to take on a government-like role, creating a currency and perhaps even setting monetary policy.

Big Money is power. Facebook is trying to seize power at a governmental level. Sparks are gonna fly.


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14:18
Apple’s iPhone Naming Problem is About to Get Really...

Apple opened Pandora’s Box with the iPhone X name. Now things could get quickly out of hand.


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14:16
'Apex Legends' Iron Crown event goes live...

Apex Legends fans have two weeks to take part in new challenges, including venturing out to King's Canyon on their own. The Iron Collection Crown event and temporary Solos mode has gone live, with this trial run set to end on August 27th.

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13:14
Jaguar woos Tesla owners with $3,000 I-Pace EV...

In a bid to kick start sales of its I-Pace luxury electric vehicle (EV), Jaguar has set its sights at an unlikely target: current Tesla owners. The automaker confirmed to Engadget that it's offering a select group of Tesla owners $3,000 off the price...

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13:12
CBS and Viacom Merge to Become ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS is the name of a merged corporation between CBS and Viacom. It will create a joint media library including over 140,000 TV episodes and 3,600 movies.

In their announcement, the companies note that the merger creates a joint content library that includes more than 140,000 TV episodes and 3,600 films, and “reunites fan-favorite franchises such as Star Trek and Mission: Impossible” (which were previously split between Paramount on the film side and CBS on the TV side). They also say that this will allow them to “accelerate” their direct-to-consumer strategy, which includes offerings like CBS All Access, Showtime and Pluto TV. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2019.


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13:07
Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Messenger...

Facebook paid “hundreds of outside contractors” to transcribe user audio clips from its Messenger app, reports Bloomberg.

Employees who worked on the transcription were not told where the audio was recorded or how it was obtained, nor were they told why Facebook needs conversations transcribed.

Facebook says that while it had indeed been transcribing audio, it no longer plans to do so. "We paused human review of audio more than a week ago,” Facebook told Bloomberg.

Facebook’s decision to pause its audio transcribing comes following scrutiny of human review programs from Apple, Amazon, and Google. The three companies use employees to review voice assistant requests and accidental activations for improvement purposes.

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13:07
Facebook Contractors Listened to User Audio Too

Amazon, Apple, and Google listened to user audio files to help analyze the data. Now we have news that Facebook contractors did the same.


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13:05
Back to school: The best TVs for a dorm (and what to...

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

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12:53
Facebook paid people to transcribe Messenger voice...

Add Facebook to the list of tech firms who've halted their audio transcriptions over privacy concerns. The company confirmed to Bloomberg that contractors had been transcribing Messenger voice chats to determine if AI had correctly interpreted the m...

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12:45
Hands-on with four helpful USB-C accessories for Mac...

Trying to work with USB-C/Thunderbolt devices like the MacBook Pro or iPad Mini can typically require dongles to use accessories you use fairly often.

Here are four of my favorite current USB-C accessories that obviously don’t require an adapter to use, and are well-valued accessories. Watch our hands-on video to see each of these products in use.

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12:40
Facebook admits to reviewing Messenger app audio...

After Apple and Google have come under fire for using humans to review recordings of users captured by their voice assistants, a report today from Bloomberg highlights that Facebook was doing the same until roughly a week ago.

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11:59
CBS and Viacom agree to sign $30 billion merger deal

CBS and Viacom have reached a long-rumored merger agreement. The two companies announced today that they will reunite as ViacomCBS. According to The Wall Street Journal, CBS and Viacom hope that, together, they'll be better positioned to fight agains...

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11:49
Viacom and CBS agree to merger, forming $30 billion...

CBS and Viacom have officially announced their plans for a merger. The deal would value the combined company at $30 billion, and reunites the companies for the first time since 2005. The new company will be named ViacomCBS.

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11:43
Audible teams with 'The Walking Dead'...

Audible's push into original content now includes a team-up with a company best-known for its comic books and TV shows. The Amazon-owned audiobook service has struck a deal with Skybound, the team behind The Walking Dead, to create multiple Audible...

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11:40
Hands on: Mokibo is a keyboard and trackpad for your...




Just when we thought we've reviewed every third party keyboard for the iPad Pro, a company named Innopresso showcases an iPad Pro running iPadOS with its hidden mouse accessibility feature that can be controlled right on their offering.

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11:37
Salmon Gold, Gift Card Shenanigans – TMO Daily...

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about RESOLVE and Salmon Gold, and when gift cards go wrong.


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11:34
Spotify may gain Siri voice commands soon, despite...




Spotify subscribers may soon be able to play their music via Siri voice commands, thanks to a set of tools released by Apple in June.

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11:32
Reese Witherspoon to star in Netflix sci-fi film ‘...

Netflix has landed the rights to a new sci-fi film that will star Reese Witherspoon. The streaming provider announced today that the Big Little Lies star will star in Pyros, a film adaptation of a short story by Thomas Pierce. It will undoubtedly be...

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11:24
Watch gymnastics superhero Simone Biles land the...

Absolutely incredible.

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11:22
CBS & Viacom merging to form $30B streaming...




Media giants CBS and Viacom have agreed to terms to conclude an on-again off-again merger, reuniting the pair after a 13-year split.

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11:18
OWC updates USB-C Travel Dock with 100W power...




OWC has launched a new version of the USB-C Travel Dock, a compact accessory for the iPad Pro, Mac, and MacBooks that provides five essential ports to expand the host device's connectivity options, one that is also capable of being used to recharge a 15-inch MacBook Pro through the same connection.

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11:17
This Company Will Pay You to Review the iPhone 11

WhistleOut is looking for someone to review the iPhone 11 for them. You’ll get paid US$1,000 plus you can keep the phone when you’re done.

You’ll be putting the new iPhone through its paces—testing the camera, getting into the nitty gritty of the interface, seeing what kind of battery life you’re able to squeeze out of it—and writing a comprehensive review based on your findings. We’ll need your written review within a week of you receiving the phone. We’ll give you a review form for this.


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11:15
Build the PC of your dreams... on PS4, Xbox and...

PC Building Simulator, a game in which players can create monster PC gaming rigs, is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Before you start asking too many questions about the cognitive dissonance of building a virtual PC on a...

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11:14
MacStadium ‘Orka’ Works With Kubernetes on Apple...

MacStadium’s new Orka technology is a new virtualization layer for Mac-based infrastructure using Kubernetes and Docker.


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10:55
Prepare yourselves for a deluge of new AR filters on...

As of today, anyone can create AR filters and effects for Instagram. Facebook has opened Spark AR -- the tool responsible for pretty much every AR experience you've encountered across Facebook's products -- to the Instagramming public.

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10:41
Risky free VPNs still available in Apple App Store...




Apple and Google are still allowing a number of potentially unsafe free VPN apps to be downloaded from respective app stores, despite warnings that many of the apps pose a privacy risk to consumers, primarily from the apps questionable ownership by Chinese organizations.

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10:41
Spotify and Apple in Talks to Let Siri Play Spotify...

Spotify and Apple are in talks over a potential "truce" that would allow Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums from Spotify via voice commands from iPhone users, reports The Information.

Apple in iOS 13 is introducing SiriKit changes that will allow Siri to play music, podcasts, audiobooks, and radio from third-party apps, which seems to be the feature that the two companies have been discussing.

The SiriKit changes will let Spotify and other developers build Siri support into their apps, letting users control audio playback with Siri commands. Users will be able to use commands like "Hey Siri, play Fleetwood Mac from Spotify" to access Spotify...

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10:41
Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is the latest to...

One more Oculus co-founder is heading for the exits. Software architect Nate Mitchell has decided to leave Facebook, explaining it only as a decision to "move on." He didn't say where he might be going next, but planned to "recharge" and spend time...

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10:40
Cord Cutters Take Big Chunk Out Of Cable

Data from Leichtman Research Group showed the rise in cord cutters continues unabated.  Cable companies lost 455,263 subscribers in Q2 2019. Traditional TV as a whole lost 1.53 million subscribers in the quarter.  Fast Company took a look at the research.

Leichtman says this is the fourth consecutive quarter of record losses for the industry, but the bigger story is that cable TV losses are in line with where satellite providers were a year ago. In Q2 2018, Dish Network and DirecTV combined for a loss of 478,000 subscribers, and last quarter, their losses nearly doubled year-over-year, to 857,000 subscribers. Without big changes, cable TV could be looking at similarly bleak results a year from now. Not that they care too much. While satellite providers don’t have other clear business models to fall back on, cable companies can...

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10:39
Massive Apple blowout sale drops 2019 Macs to as low...




B&H has launched a highly aggressive sale on Apple products, with prices as low as $999 for 2019 models and closeout devices discounted to $529 and up. Shop the sale for bonus savings on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and iMac models, but don't delay as many of the deals are valid for 24 hours only.

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10:36
Spotify reportedly in talks with Apple to integrate...

Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri. The talks come as Apple faces increasing antitrust scrutiny, some of which has been brought on by Spotify itself.

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10:34
The Apple Card is not magic

A rare bit of clarity from Macworld. The Apple Card, is it presently stands, is in the middle of the pack when it comes to “the best card.” But Apple will undoubtedly offer more and better features and options as time goes by.

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10:30
AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod not getting tariff...




While the Mac, iPhone, and iPad will escape the September 1 application of a 10% tariff, Apple's "Wearables, Home and Accessories" division will not.

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10:27
The eternal lie of the pools that turn blue if you...

How many of us were told this as kids? How many of us believed it?

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10:26
This Super Durable Lightning Cable Doubles as a...

Check out today’s deal on a Nomad Lightning cable that has its own built-in 2,800mAh portable battery. It’s a 1.5 meter nylon-wrapped MFi -certified Lightning charging cable, and the housings at either end are made of aluminum. And then embedded in the cable is that 2,800mAh battery, enough to charge iPhone 8/X/XS from flat to full, and put a good dent into the iPhone XR and the Max models. This device is just $19.99 through our deal.


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10:23
Apple Announces Use of Sustainable Salmon Gold

Apple revealed details of a partnership to support gold remining and environmental restoration efforts in Alaska – so-called salmon gold.


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10:10
How to check which Mac apps are 32-bit and won'...




Check right now what 32-bits apps you still have, because they won't run at all after you've upgraded to Apple's macOS Catalina in September.

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10:05
Daylite 6.7.5 - Dynamic business organization tool...

Daylite helps businesses organize themselves with tools such as shared calendars, contacts, tasks, projects, notes, and more. Enable easy collaboration with features such as task and project delegation between users, and never let things fall through the cracks. Create smart lists to find meaningful data fast -- including delegated but uncompleted work. Work anywhere -- in a networked office, from home or on the road.

Note: Daylite is available on a subscription basis for $24 per month. See the pricing page for more details.



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10:00
Cosmic Watch Puts The Universe At Your Fingertips

Over the years, I’ve reviewed a number of apps that are designed to assist both amateur astronomers and science buffs. When Cosmic Watch appeared on my radar, I thought I would try out its features and give Apple World Today readers an idea of how this iOS app can both educate and delight you. 

Cosmic Watch is designed and developed by Celestial Dynamics Ltd of Zurich, Switzerland, so it’s no wonder that the app has the precision of a fine mechanical watch. The app, which sells for $4.99, is probably the best-looking astronomy app I’ve used. It differs from many of the others by acting as a 3D planetarium, a timepiece like none you’ve ever used before, and as an augmented reality guide to the night skies. 

Launch Cosmic Watch on your iPhone or iPad, and you’ll be drawn into the app’s beautiful real-time renderings of the universe around you., Tap the...

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09:59
Hopper Disassembler 4.5.14- - Binary disassembler,...

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

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

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



Version 4.5.14:

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  • Fixes a graphical issue on files with a segment beginning...
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09:58
Apple's contactless student IDs come to 12 more...

A new school year is approaching, and for Apple that means an expansion of its contact-free student IDs. Apple Watch and iPhone owners can tap their devices to access campus facilities in 12 more schools, and these are institutions you'll likely rec...

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09:57
Spotify for Podcasters Comes Out of Beta

Spotify took its podcasters dashboard out of beta Tuesday, The Verge reported. It aims to give podcasters useful data as it establishes itself as a podcasting platform.

Podcasters have long lacked data about their listeners, which poses problems when they’re trying to sell ads. Spotify is uniquely qualified to give podcasters that data because every Spotify user requires an account to listen, where they’ve provided basic demographic data about themselves, as well as their music listening habits. Nothing about the dashboard will change when it comes out of beta, although Hellman says it’ll be refined over time as podcasters respond to the product. The idea is to mirror Spotify for Artists, the dashboard it provides for musicians, but optimized for podcasters.


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09:46
Spotify tests simplified speaker handoff feature

A Spotify feature currently in testing will make it easier for users to switch playback between their phone and home speakers. Once the user sets a favorite device, the app will keep an eye on your location and send a notification to your phone when...

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09:39
New Apple Maps are rolling out to the northeast U.S.

About a year ago, Apple announced a huge change to Apple Maps. It wasn’t about new features in the Maps app (though there are new features coming in iOS 13), but rather a complete overhaul of the fundamental map data. Buildings, rivers, roads, vegetation; it’s all vastly more detailed and accurate in the new maps.

Apple began rolling out the new mapping data to Northern California just after its announcement, with a promise to continue rolling out new maps to the rest of the U.S. “over the next year.” Southern California and Hawaii followed in late 2018, then parts of the southwest in April 2019.

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09:30
‘Brave Father Online’ is a ‘Final Fantasy’ movie...

Brave Father Online is a gem of a movie. It's charming, funny and has plenty to say about empathy, the value of community and why you should forge deeper connections with loved ones. And even though much of the action takes place inside a video game,...

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09:22
Google Maps gives you more ways to find Lime scooters

Google Maps is making it easier to find a Lime bike or scooter on your own terms. As of today, the Android version of Google's app (iOS is due in the "coming weeks") can help you find Lime rides in the cycling and walking tabs, not just transit -- h...

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09:14
Apple’s 2019 iPad Air returns to all-time low...
09:10
US delays tariffs on some Chinese-made electronics...

The Trump administration announced a tariff earlier this month on an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports that was to take effect from September 1st, but the 10 percent levy will only kick in then for about half of the goods. The tariff on othe...

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09:00
Brilliant is adding native LIFX smart bulb support...

LIFX bulbs use Wi-Fi, so they don’t necessarily need a controller, but this should be a benefit to Brilliant users nonetheless.

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08:59
More Student IDs Can be Added to Apple Wallet

100,000 more students will be able to access their student IDs via their iPhone and Apple Watch during the new school year.


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08:58
Parallels 15 will let you use your Apple Pencil with...

Popular Mac-to-Windows desktop virtualization software Parallels is adding native support for DirectX 11 as well as upcoming macOS Catalina tentpole features like Sidecar, developer Corel announced on Tuesday.

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08:47
Spotify ditches its Android homescreen widget

Spotify's latest Android update has riled some of its loyal users. The update removes the homescreen widget from Spotify's Android app. Now, to control functions like play, pause and skip, users must drag down the notification shade. While this may s...

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08:37
More than 100,000 University Students will be able...

In the coming school year, more than 100,000 college students will enjoy the ease and convenience of carrying 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 ....

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08:36
The fitness gadgets and apps you need to avoid the...

Please enjoy this guide to the best fitness gadgets and apps you should be using at school, 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...

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08:35
Apple’s Search For Gold

Apple shared the story of how it supports gold remining and restoration efforts in Alaska. It sources the precious metal through miners that restore the land they worked on.

Since RESOLVE first introduced the Salmon Gold partnership in 2017, the organization is connecting local placer miners, environmentalists and government agencies in order to course correct the damage done from historic mining in the region. Apple — who uses small amounts of gold in electronic components throughout its products — and global luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. will source gold from these miners who have committed to restore and improve the land they’re operating on when they’re done.
“There’s a lot of tension between mining and salmon,” says Stephen D’Esposito, CEO of RESOLVE. “Salmon Gold is like a peace treaty between mining and salmon habitat. It’s a place where the three sectors can work together: the restoration community, First Nations and the mining industry.”

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08:18
Dark Mode For Facebook App on The Way

Dark mode for Facebook’s main app appears to be close. A researcher found the company is testing it for the Android version of the app, CNet reported. Surely an iOS version will follow too?

Reliable researcher Jane Manchun Wong found that Facebook is testing a darker color scheme on the Android version of its app. However, she noted that this feature seems to be in an “early stage of development” — it’s only appearing on the app’s Groups tab with some dark text displaying against a dark background, making it tough to read. So it might be a while before Facebook’s mobile dark mode gets a wide rollout.


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08:18
Apple's iPhone suppliers seeing revenue growth...




Apple's suppliers are seeing higher levels of revenue ahead of the launch of new iPhone models expected in September, JP Morgan says, and despite volume shipment challenges, the iPhone is still managing to maintain its average selling price.

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08:15
These are the best USB-C Lightning cables released...




The floodgates have opened and countless USB-C to Lightning cables have spilled out on the market. We've collected and tested a bunch of cables and combined our favorites into this running list, updated on August 13 with a new release from Mophie.

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08:09
Apple expanding contactless student ID to 100,000...




Apple has grown its contactless student ID program to more colleges, with 12 more colleges deploying the technology.

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08:08
Roku's latest free TV channels include Fubo...

The Roku Channel just became more enticing if you crave as-it-happens TV. Roku has added five live and linear networks to its free offerings, most notably the Fubo Sports Network. The live network provides event coverage, sports talk and sports-rel...

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08:05
Apple Expanding Contactless Student ID Cards to 12...

Apple today announced that students at 12 additional universities will be able to add their student IDs to the Wallet app in the coming school year, allowing them to get around campus and make purchases using an iPhone or Apple Watch.

The expansion includes 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.

Students simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted — on and off campus. An optional Express Mode bypasses the need to authenticate with Face ID,...

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08:04
CarPlay in iOS 13: A big leap forward

John Voorhees, MacStories:

CarPlay fascinates me because it’s a relatively rare example of a successful Apple software product that isn’t tightly integrated with the company’s hardware. Of course, CarPlay runs from an iPhone, but it also relies on automaker media systems to deliver its experience to users in their cars. This lack of integration shows in cars with slower media systems; however, even when automakers’ hardware provides a subpar experience, CarPlay’s simplified but familiar interface and access to content already on users’ iPhones is superior. So much so in fact that Apple says CarPlay has managed to capture 90% of the new car market in the US and 75% worldwide.

Those are astonishing numbers. Compare them to Android’s far larger market share in smartphone representation. My gut is that this is due, in part, to the relatively high cost of buying a car. With smartphones, you have a massive low end, with some phones given away. Android dominates the low end...

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08:04
Apple expands support for student IDs in Apple...

Apple has announced today that it is expanding the availability of contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet to several new universities. This comes just in time for the start of the 2019 school year, with Apple touting that the expansion means over 100,000 students will be able to access their ID from iPhone and Apple Watch.

more…

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08:01
Orchestration with Kubernetes coming to macOS




MacStadium has announced "Orka," allowing users to apply native Kubernetes commands for macOS virtual machines on genuine Apple hardware.

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08:01
AI avatars of Chinese authors could soon narrate...

The Chinese search engine Sogou isn't stopping at AI news anchors. The company has created "lifelike" avatars of two Chinese authors, and it plans to have them narrate audiobooks in video recordings. According to the BBC, Sogou used AI, text-to-speec...

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07:58
Apple published a new Press Release
07:58
Apple published a new Press Release
07:55
Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1B, six years later,...

This is an incredible story. At the heart of it: Pornography.

Yahoo bought Tumblr which, back in 2013, was a hotbed for pornography. Yahoo banned porn, and site traffic plummeted.

According to the linked Wall Street Journal article:

Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to sell its blogging website Tumblr to the owner of popular online-publishing tool WordPress.com, unloading for a nominal amount a site that once fetched a purchase price of more than $1 billion.

So what’s a nominal amount? According to Axios:

Verizon is set to sell the social network Tumblr to Automattic Inc, the owner of online publishing tool WordPress. A source familiar with the deal puts the price-tag “well below” $20 million, while another source puts it below $10 million.

And according to...

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07:55
Salmon Gold from Alaska, British Columbia and Yukon...

RESOLVE is a nonprofit organization tackling some of the planet’s most critical challenges through innovative, unexpected partnerships like one with Apple who is committed to have Salmon Gold enter their supply chain ...

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07:54
IMDb alters birth name policy following criticism...

IMDb will allow people in the entertainment industry to remove their birth names from the site. The move follows criticism from several LGBTQ+ groups for continuing to publish the birth names of transgender people in the industry without their consen...

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07:50
What Happens When Apple Locks You Out of the...

Luke Kurtis shares his story of how Apple disabled his account after he unknowingly bought a fraudulent iTunes gift card. Although he eventually got his account restored, it took two months to get it back.

Had I not taken advantage of my internal Apple contacts, I may not have gotten my account back. I spent a large part of those two months in a kind of grief, mourning not only the loss of a collection of media built up over a decade and a half, but also all the products I owned that no longer functioned as they were supposed to. The company I had given so much money to over the years could revoke my access to everything with just the press of a button.

That’s pretty scary stuff. Now that Apple Card is a product, imagine getting locked out of your account, unable to pay off your Card because there isn’t a way to do it online.


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07:45
9to5Mac Daily: August 13, 2019 – iPhone 11 release...

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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07:44
Tariff on iPhones Delayed Until December

Apple’s stock price rose after the US Trade Representative said a new tariff would not be applied to items like iPhones until December.


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07:39
Monosnap 3.6.0 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

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

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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07:35
A future iPhone could lose the notch with light...




A future version of the iPhone could eliminate the controversial notch from the top of the screen, with Apple hiding sensors behind the display itself and allowing them to function via the use of 'light transmitting windows.'

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07:26
Naim introduces $899 Mu-so Qb AirPlay 2 speaker,...

Premium audio-maker Naim has introduced the second generation of its Mu-so Qb compact wireless speaker. Arriving on the scene with a paired-down body that’s just 8.5-inches on each side, it features AirPlay 2 and Chromecast connectivity alongside a “powerful” new DAC setup. Naim has also completely remade its menu system around a touch panel on top of the speaker. With competition in this space proving to be intense, Naim is going up against some of the biggest names out there including Sonos, Apple, and more. Hit the jump for all the details on the new Naim Mu-so Qb AirPlay speaker.

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07:17
Cocktail 12.4.2 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.



Version 12.4.2:

  • Addresses compatibility issues with Boot Camp partitions on macOS 10.14.6 or later
  • Addresses compatibility issues with sleep settings and macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update
  • Resolves a number of other customer reported issues discovered in the previous release

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07:13
Adobe updates Camera Raw and Lightroom, adding GPU...




Adobe has released a slew of updates to Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic, all focused on on improving performance and workflow.

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07:12
AAPL up 5% in five minutes as no Chinese tariffs for...

AAPL stock climbed more than 5% in just five minutes after the US government announced a delay to the latest range of tariffs on Chinese imports.

It reverses the 5% drop seen a week ago when China devalued its currency in response to Trump’s announcement that a 10% tariff would be applied to a further $300B of US imports…

more…

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07:10
Apple's Stock Surges After U.S. Delays...

Apple's stock has surged around five percent after the United States Trade Representative announced that an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports will be delayed to December 15 for products such as cell phones, laptop computers, and monitors, per CNBC.

Moreover, the USTR said certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on "health, safety, national security and other factors" and will not be subject to the additional tariff of 10 percent whatsoever. It is unclear if this decision applies to any Apple products or accessories.

BREAKING: Stocks jump to session highs, Apple surges more than 4.5% after USTR removes...

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07:07
Tariffs on Apple iPhone and other products delayed...




Following a declaration that some of the threatened 10% tariffs on electronics would be postponed until December, Apple stock is on the rise.

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06:57
Google is working on a low light mode for Duo video...

Google has released the latest version of Duo, which comes with the ability to permanently delete audio and video history. And based on 9to5Google's APK teardown, it also comes with code hinting at a bunch of upcoming features, including a low light...

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06:46
Snap's Spectacles 3 are made for augmented...

Snap's Spectacles 2 were functionally better, but not a revolution -- and they were still a bit dowdy. Its latest attempt at smart eyewear might fare better, though. The social service has unveiled Spectacles 3 glasses that include dual HD cameras...

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06:44
Apple Won 52 Patents Today Covering a Feature of the...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple 52 newly granted patents today. Our final granted patent report of the day covers two main patents. The first covers a capacitive gap sensor for the Apple Watch's digital crown. The second covers an iPhone heat dissipation case. Apple also won a design patent relating to iPhone x and more

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06:25
Snap launches Spectacles 3 with dual HD cameras and...

Snap today has announced the Spectacles 3, the latest version of its glasses with built-in cameras designed specifically for Snapchat. The Spectacles 3 feature dual HD cameras and a “strong, lightweight steel frame design with circular lenses and adjustable acetate tips.”

more…

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06:18
Apple’s latest movie sale includes animated films...

Apple has a fresh batch of movie deals this morning, headlined by an animated title sale starting at $8. There’s also a wide selection of $5 films from the ’90s and ’00s, along with a notable $1 rental promotion as well. This is a great way to load up your iTunes library with some fresh content as the summer winds down. Hit the jump for all of our top picks.

more…

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06:17
Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac Released With Support...

Parallels Desktop 15 was just released, adding support for macOS Catalina features like Sidecar and adding support for Apple’s Metal API.


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06:13
Adobe Acrobat 19.012.20036 - Powerful PDF editor.

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

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

  • Access powerful print production and digital publishing tools. Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files.
  • Work anywhere. Create, export, and sign PDFs from your computer or the Acrobat DC mobile app.
  • Take your files with you. Use Mobile Link to access recent files across desktop, web, and mobile.
  • Edit anything. Instantly edit PDFs and scanned documents -- as naturally as any other file.
  • Make last-minute changes....
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06:09
Adobe Acrobat Reader 19.012.20036 - View PDF...

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



Version 19.012.20036:

  • This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.



  • macOS 10.12 or later
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 450 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Safari 10 or...

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06:02
MacFamilyTree 9.0.4 - Create and explore your family...

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

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

Overview

  • Well-structured, fast and...
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06:01
DJI Osmo Mobile 3: The ultimate Instagram gimbal for...

Today, DJI launches the DJI Osmo Mobile 3, or as we like to call it, the “ultimate Instagram gimbal for your iPhone!”

more…

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06:00
Adobe Lightroom adds deleted photo recovery, GPU-...

Adobe’s August 2019 release of its Lightroom photo editor for Mac and iOS has arrived with some new features and changes across all platforms and other improvements specific to Lightroom Classic on the desktop. The updates are available today for you to download.

more…

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06:00
Are You A Big Gmail User? You'll Love Darwin...

Use Gmail? A lot? You’ll love today’s deal in the Apple World Today Deals Shop, because we’ve got a deal on both a 1-year subscription to Darwin Mail Pro Lite ($9.99) and a Lifetime Subscription ($29.99). Darwin Mail is a browser-based service that supercharges Gmail, and do things that Gmail (and Apple Mail) can’t do.

Enhance Gmail and...

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05:59
Apple and RESOLVE work together on eco-friendly ways...

Apple has posted an article on its Newsroom web page (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/searching-for-gold-with-habitat-restoration-in-mind/) about “Searching for gold with habitat restoration in mind.”

It involves the tech giant’s work with the RESOLVE environmental group RESOLVE to find new ways to responsibly source gold in Alaska for electronics manufacture. Since RESOLVE first introduced the Salmon Gold partnership in 2017, the organization is connecting local placer miners, environmentalists and government agencies in order to course correct the damage done from historic mining in the region.

Apple — who uses small amounts of gold in electronic components throughout its products — and global luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. will source gold from these miners who have committed to restore and improve the land they’re operating on when they’re done.

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05:59
Apple and RESOLVE work together on eco-friendly ways...

Apple has posted an article on its Newsroom web page (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/searching-for-gold-with-habitat-restoration-in-mind/) about “Searching for gold with habitat restoration in mind.”

It involves the tech giant’s work with the RESOLVE environmental group RESOLVE to find new ways to responsibly source gold in Alaska for electronics manufacture. Since RESOLVE first introduced the Salmon Gold partnership in 2017, the organization is connecting local placer miners, environmentalists and government agencies in order to course correct the damage done from historic mining in the region.

Apple — who uses small amounts of gold in electronic components throughout its products — and global luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. will source gold from these miners who have committed to restore and improve the land they’re operating on when they’re done.

... | Read more »
05:59
Apple and RESOLVE work together on eco-friendly ways...

Apple has posted an article on its Newsroom web page (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/searching-for-gold-with-habitat-restoration-in-mind/) about “Searching for gold with habitat restoration in mind.”

It involves the tech giant’s work with the RESOLVE environmental group RESOLVE to find new ways to responsibly source gold in Alaska for electronics manufacture. Since RESOLVE first introduced the Salmon Gold partnership in 2017, the organization is connecting local placer miners, environmentalists and government agencies in order to course correct the damage done from historic mining in the region.

Apple — who uses small amounts of gold in electronic components throughout its products — and global luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. will source gold from these miners who have committed to restore and improve the land they’re operating on when they’re done.

... | Read more »
05:59
Apple and RESOLVE work together on eco-friendly ways...

Apple has posted an article on its Newsroom web page (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/searching-for-gold-with-habitat-restoration-in-mind/) about “Searching for gold with habitat restoration in mind.”

It involves the tech giant’s work with the RESOLVE environmental group RESOLVE to find new ways to responsibly source gold in Alaska for electronics manufacture. Since RESOLVE first introduced the Salmon Gold partnership in 2017, the organization is connecting local placer miners, environmentalists and government agencies in order to course correct the damage done from historic mining in the region.

Apple — who uses small amounts of gold in electronic components throughout its products — and global luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. will source gold from these miners who have committed to restore and improve the land they’re operating on when they’re done.

... | Read more »
05:48
Apple Partners With RESOLVE in Effort to Source Gold...

Apple today announced it has partnered with non-profit organization RESOLVE to seek out innovative ways to source gold responsibly.

The problem: gold mining operations in Alaska and the Yukon region have resulted in a reduction in the salmon population in the creeks and streams being mined. RESOLVE's solution: combine mining with habitat restoration to improve the streams so that salmon and other species of fish return.

To accomplish this, RESOLVE introduced the "Salmon Gold" program in 2017 to connect local placer miners with environmentalists and government agencies in an effort to reverse the damage done from historic mining in the region.

Apple, which uses small amounts of gold for certain components in its products, says it will begin sourcing gold from miners participating in the program. This fall, Apple says...

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05:36
Apple gold now sourced from miners who reverse Gold...

Apple gold supplies — used in small amounts in circuit boards — are now being sourced from miners who work to not only restore but improve the land used once operations are complete.

Jeweler Tiffany & Co has also signed up to the same initiative, which will reverse historic mining damage to rivers and streams in order to allow the return of salmon on the endangered species list…

more…

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05:34
Apple working on gaze tracking to make AR & VR...




Apple's long-rumored augmented reality or virtual reality headset could offer eye tracking as part of its control system, with the iPhone maker coming up with a way to make such a gaze-tracking system as accurate as possible, even when the headset is in motion.

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05:23
ClipGrab 3.8.4 - Download videos from YouTube, Vimeo...

ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step



Version 3.8.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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05:20
Apple & Tiffany partnering with Alaskan gold...




Apple is partnering with environmental group RESOLVE to find new ways to responsibly source gold in Alaska for electronics manufacture.

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05:14
Automattic Buys Tumblr for Pennies on the Dollar

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, just bought Tumblr from Verizon for less than US$3 million. Verizon had acquired the site from Yahoo for US$1.1 billion.

As part of the deal, Automattic will gain 200 staffers from Tumblr. Verizon is said to have discussed a sale of Tumblr with a handful of different companies but ultimately landed on Automattic. “The sale price isn’t material to Verizon,” today’s report says citing “people familiar with the matter.”

Before you get excited, know that the porn ban will remain in place.


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05:08
Location-based dating apps allow users to be tracked...

A number of location-based dating apps can be used to track the real-time locations of users, armed with nothing more than their username and the official API…

more…

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05:00
Hacks: Tall tales of Apple security woes

Have you heard the one about the Face ID “hack”?

WELL. Keep your hands and feet inside the cart as this ride can take sudden turns.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and yodeling mime academy, Davey Winder says “Apple's iPhone FaceID Hacked In Less Than 120 Seconds.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic.)

“Hacked”, you will not be surprised to discover, is used somewhat loosely in this context.

What you need to know is this is an extremely clever and dangerous hack that that puts you in danger right now. Its keep element is just one thing: free access to the unconscious body of the iPhone owner. That’s it.

To read this article in full, please click here

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05:00
Kensington’s Dual Monitor Arm sounds like a nice fit...

Some research has determined “sitting disease” as the cause for numerous health issues. The 90-degree sitting position that many of us take on for hours on end during the work week may be a cause for concern. 

Eighteen research studies in which almost 800,000 men and women participated show that people who live a sedentary life, largely sitting at a desk for hours on end every day, have a significantly higher risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Other studies cast doubt on those results, but you can read a good article about all this here. So if you want to play it safe,  Kensington SmartFit One-Touch Height Adjustable Dual Monitor Arm is a viable option at a decent price (about $140 at...

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04:58
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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04:58
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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04:45
Here are all the big changes to Apple Maps for 2017...




Apple is continually updating Apple Maps, bringing in new features and expanding coverage with its own fleet of mapping vehicles. Here's what the company's been adding since 2017 to present, updated on April 25 with enhanced details in the US northeast.

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04:43
Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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04:36
Wedbush analyst says all three new iPhones to be...

We obviously expect Apple to announce its new iPhone 11 lineup next month, as it has hosted a September iPhone media event every year since 2012. An analyst at Wedbush today reports that his latest checks indicate that all three new iPhone 11 models will also be released in September too, successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XR lines.

more…

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04:30
Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug review: No hub...

It’s affordable enough, but ultimately not worth your time in its present state.

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04:19
Facebook dark mode in testing, after it was promised...

Facebook dark mode has been one of the most frequent requests from app users, with the company promising it earlier this year, and it seems it is now in testing.

As with many unannounced tests in social media apps, it was discovered by computer science student Jane Manchun Wong digging into the code. It was Wong who recently spotted a “snooze” feature in Twitter that allows users to temporarily silence notifications…

more…

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04:00
Eventually we'll get a macOS with 3D interface...

Could macOS 10.15 — the operating system update that will follow this fall's macOS 10.14 Catalina -- sport a 3D interface? Who knows? But a future version likely will. 

Natural human interfaces, based upon hand gestures in free space, represent the next big evolutionary jump in consumer and industrial electronics. Natural interfaces utilize advanced 3-D vision technology to interpret actions by users -- such as hand gestures or other movement-based input -- as commands for the device. 

However, unlike the mouse or the touchscreen, with which the user has to make physical contact, there's no physical device that/s touched. Rather, the TV, computer or other appliance simply observes the user and the user’s surroundings, and derives meaning from what it sees. With the same ease that an officer can direct traffic at a busy intersection with a few natural gestures, we will be able to convey our intent to our devices, Spare predicted.

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04:00
The Apple Card is not magic

A select set of consumers are finally starting to get their Apple Cards, and the web is overflowing with banal analysis about every mundane detail. Did you hear the one about the guy with a credit score of 620 who got approved? Gasp!

Look, I get it. This is Apple, after all. Anything the company does gets dissected, fawned over, argued about, and hot-taked into oblivion. But the Apple Card is often mistakenly considered to be far more noteworthy than it is: outside of the fact that the Apple Card is, well, from Apple, it’s not very remarkable at all.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:45
Apple Wins Patent for a Gaze Tracking System that...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single granted patent relating to a gaze tracking system for a mixed reality (MR) headset and a host of other devices.

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03:28
VP market feeling growth pains due to consumer...

ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), a global tech market advisory firm, expects the virtual reality (VR) market to hit an inflection point within the next two years, driven by new incremental advances in technology and hardware (including lower prices), increased traction in the enterprise/commercial markets, and healthy interest in the new standalone HMDs. 

Despite this expected growth, reaching nearly $22 billion in total market revenue by 2024, VR will remain outside the collective mainstream audience for some time, according to the research group.

“The VR market has been a veritable roller coaster ride, with early excitement building like the climb toward the ride’s apex, waiting for the exhilarating rush that would transform the world. Only the climb ended well short of this vision and the ensuing ups and downs have caused some to view VR as more of a sideshow than the main attraction. Ultimately VR will go through a...

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03:28
VP market feeling growth pains due to consumer...

ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), a global tech market advisory firm, expects the virtual reality (VR) market to hit an inflection point within the next two years, driven by new incremental advances in technology and hardware (including lower prices), increased traction in the enterprise/commercial markets, and healthy interest in the new standalone HMDs. 

Despite this expected growth, reaching nearly $22 billion in total market revenue by 2024, VR will remain outside the collective mainstream audience for some time, according to the research group.

“The VR market has been a veritable roller coaster ride, with early excitement building like the climb toward the ride’s apex, waiting for the exhilarating rush that would transform the world. Only the climb ended well short of this vision and the ensuing ups and downs have caused some to view VR as more of a sideshow than the main attraction. Ultimately VR will go through a...

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03:28
VP market feeling growth pains due to consumer...

ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), a global tech market advisory firm, expects the virtual reality (VR) market to hit an inflection point within the next two years, driven by new incremental advances in technology and hardware (including lower prices), increased traction in the enterprise/commercial markets, and healthy interest in the new standalone HMDs. 

Despite this expected growth, reaching nearly $22 billion in total market revenue by 2024, VR will remain outside the collective mainstream audience for some time, according to the research group.

“The VR market has been a veritable roller coaster ride, with early excitement building like the climb toward the ride’s apex, waiting for the exhilarating rush that would transform the world. Only the climb ended well short of this vision and the ensuing ups and downs have caused some to view VR as more of a sideshow than the main attraction. Ultimately VR will go through a...

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03:28
VP market feeling growth pains due to consumer...

ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), a global tech market advisory firm, expects the virtual reality (VR) market to hit an inflection point within the next two years, driven by new incremental advances in technology and hardware (including lower prices), increased traction in the enterprise/commercial markets, and healthy interest in the new standalone HMDs. 

Despite this expected growth, reaching nearly $22 billion in total market revenue by 2024, VR will remain outside the collective mainstream audience for some time, according to the research group.

“The VR market has been a veritable roller coaster ride, with early excitement building like the climb toward the ride’s apex, waiting for the exhilarating rush that would transform the world. Only the climb ended well short of this vision and the ensuing ups and downs have caused some to view VR as more of a sideshow than the main attraction. Ultimately VR will go through a...

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03:20
Adobe Pepper Flash Player 32.0.0.238 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Pepper Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems. Pepper Flash plugin is built for Chromium-based browsers, i.e. Chrome, Opera, Chromium etc.



Version 32.0.0.238:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Latest versions of Google Chrome or Opera recommended



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03:19
Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.238 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems. Pepper Flash plugin is built for Chromium-based browsers, i.e. Chrome, Opera, Chromium etc.



Version 32.0.0.238:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Latest versions of Safari or Firefox recommended



Download Now

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03:15
Apple Card units begin arriving at customers’ homes

The Apple Card recently rolled out to a limited number of customers via the Wallet app, and some customers are beginning to receive their physical, titanium Apple Card in the mail.

Over at The Verge, Nilay Patel shared photos of his Apple Card. The card was revealed to be thicker than his other metal and plastic credit cards, weighing in around 14.75, making it slightly heavier than the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card but lighter than an American Express Platinum. 

Aaron Andino shared the following unboxing video of his Apple Card, the card and packaging remaining consistent with pre-launch photos that had leaked out into the ether.

The physical Apple Card, made out of titanium, features a clean design with an Apple logo, a chip, and a name. There’s no card number or expiration date on the card, nor is there a CVV on the back. Instead, these details are stored in the Wallet app for...

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Rumor: Apple could opt for “Pro” monicker with next-...

Apple may go the “Pro” naming route with the next-gen iPhone models.

CoinX, a noted and reliable Twitter leaker, said that Apple looks like it will use the Pro suffix branding for the new iPhone.

The source previously corrected named the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR a week before their debut. They also stated the exact weight of the XS Max, described the default wallpaper set and even the asymmetric grille hole arrangement seen in the iPhone XS line.

While CoinX doesn’t clarify the naming, he stated that there are several ways Apple could incorporate the “Pro” moniker into its upcoming iPhone lineup.

This could mean that Apple is readying an “iPhone” and “iPhone Pro” tiered lineup, using the new XR as the “iPhone” and the triple-camera iPhone 11 as “iPhone Pro”.

Apple could also retain the numbers and opt for both “iPhone 11” and “iPhone 11” product names upon launch.

The “Pro” features could model themselves after the current...

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6 upgrades Apple’s iPad Pro needs before an...

With just a few weeks to go until Apple kicks off its furious fall release schedule, the rumors are in full swing. We might have learned the name of the new iPhone and the possible replacement for 3D Touch, but the latest rumor is a head scratcher. Apparently, Apple will be adding the same triple camera array that’s coming to the iPhone 11 to the iPad Pro, marking a giant leap from the current 12-megapixel single-camera it currently has.

We’d like to dismiss this rumor as ridiculous, but it comes from Mac Otakara’s Chinese supple sources (via MacRumors), which have been accurate in the past. So let’s pretend it’s true. Here’s my question: Why? Taking pictures with an 11- or 12.9-inch tablet is already awkward for both the photographer and the people forced...

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Create labels using your iPhone with the Bluetooth...

Organizing is awesome as it can restore order and make us more productive and efficient. The Brother P-Touch Cube is even more awesome as it can print labels wireless and…

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Parallels Desktop 15 Switches to Apple's Metal...

Parallels today announced version 15 of its desktop virtualization software for Mac, offering DirectX 11 support via Apple Metal, native support for Sidecar in macOS Catalina, and several other enhancements.

Parallels Desktop 15 is the first iteration of the cross-platform software to support DirectX 11 using Apple's hardware accelerated Metal graphics API.

The switch to Metal should bring a noticeable performance boost – Parallels claims 3D graphics rendering is up to 15 percent faster, while Microsoft Office apps should launch up to 80 percent faster.

The enhanced graphics support also expands the number of Windows apps that users can run on their Mac, such as Autodesk 3ds Max 2020, Lumion, ArcGIS Pro, and Master Series.

Gamers meanwhile can look forward to running their...

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Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac

Today Parallels — which is now part of Canadian software powerhouse Corel — announced Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac. Each year, Parallels makes a major update to the virtual machine app, and 2019 brings some excellent changes.

Parallels Desktop 15 works with macos 10.15 catalina both as a host and a guest operating system

When Parallels Desktop 15 ships — soon — it will be ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina as both a host and guest operating system. In other words, Parallels Desktop 15 works with Catalina as the Mac’s operating system, and it can also be set up as a guest OS for testing apps. 

Of course, the primary reason for the existence of Parallels Desktop is that many Mac users need to run Windows apps because of corporate dictates or personal preference. Users can move old PCs to the Mac as a virtual machine, import virtual machines that they’ve been using for a...

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iPhone market shares dip 17% in Europe as Samsung...

Canalys data for Q2 has shown that the market share of iPhones has dropped 17 percent. Despite this, Apple still holds 3rd place behind Huawei and Samsung. The report shows…

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