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Wednesday November 7

10:57
Vizio is selling a Product RED TV to help fight AIDS...

If you've ever found yourself looking at your TV, wishing its gray or black casing was a little more exciting, Vizio might have the answer. Plus, you might help out a good cause, too.

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10:55
LG Reportedly Producing OLED Panels for iPhone

Reports are surfacing that LG has begun producing 400,000 OLED panels for Apple, most likely for the company’s OLED iPhone XS product line.


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10:52
∞ “What if He Falls”? The terrifying reality behind...

There are moments in this video that literally made me queasy. I’ve been a fan of Honnold for years and I can’t wait to see “Free Solo” in the theater. This just screams for an IMAX release.

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10:50
A Glimpse at Spotify on the Apple Watch

Spotify for the Apple the Apple Watch is on its way but a first look shows that the functionality is pretty basic at this stage.


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10:46
New iPad Pro and MacBook Air Now Available in UK

LONDON – The new iPad Pro and MacBook Air are available for UK customers. Currys PC World is offering new iPads from £769 (US$1,011).  The retailer is also offering customers £50 ($66) off the price of the new device if they trade in an older tablet.  The new MacBook Air is also available, starting at £1,119 ($1,472). However, the 256 GB SSD model seems to be currently sold out. Currys PC World is also offering financing options on the new devices.


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10:42
Apple's Clips App Gains New Selfie Scenes,...

Apple today announced an update for its Clips app for the iPhone and the iPad, which is adding new Selfie Scenes, additional filters, fresh posters, and new stickers, text labels, and soundtracks.

Clips, for those unfamiliar with the concept, is a video editing app designed to allow users to combine several video clips, images, and photos with voice-based titles, music, filters, and graphics to create enhanced videos that can be shared on social media sites.

Clips was released in early 2017 and has since seen several updates to add new features.

Today's update brings a total of six new Selfie Scenes, which are 360-degree backgrounds that work with devices equipped with a TrueDepth camera system. New Selfie...

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10:35
Clips for iOS updated with more content for video...

Clips, Apple’s free app for iOS that lets you create and share videos using an he iPhone or iPad, gets a new update that includes more content for video creation.

The new version of Clips adds six Selfie Scenes, which are 360-degree backgrounds that transport users into different worlds when taking selfie photos and videos. Selfie Scenes use the TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone and the new iPad Pro to allow users to record themselves against immersive, animated backdrops including a rainforest, a mad scientist’s lab, and even an action-packed scene from Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2.

Clips also gets three new filters including a black-and-white comic book, monochrome watercolor painting and aged film. New posters let users create title cards for their videos with themes like science, sports and silent movie, as well as animated posters from Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 and Coco. New stickers and text labels let users add emphasis and fun...

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10:34
Samsung opens Bixby assistant to developers

Samsung is widening Bixby's reach in a big way. The company is opening its AI assistant to developers, giving them the power to build their own Bixby-based apps. A Bixby Marketplace will even help developers make money from the intelligent companion....

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10:32
AirPods were Best Buy's top selling item last...




Although there was speculation Apple would announce a new version of AirPods during its Oct. 30 event, the event came and went without an update to the wireless earphones. That, however, did not stop shoppers from ordering the portable accessory as AirPods grabbed the number one spot in the list of best-selling items at Best Buy for the month of October.

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10:29
macOS 10.14.2 beta 2 now available to developers

A little over a week after the first beta, Apple is now pushing out its second beta for macOS 10.14.2 for developers.

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10:28
Apple’s Clips app gains six Selfie Scenes,...

Apple’s Clips app for iPhone and iPad has been updated with new creative assets including content from Pixar’s Incredibles 2 movie. The latest update includes six more Selfie Scenes that use the TrueDepth camera on the latest iPhones and iPad Pros, and the new version powers them with the Neutral Engine on the new A12 Bionic Chip.

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10:26
Apple's Phil Schiller and Anand Shimpi Provide...

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller and Apple chip expert Anand Shimpi, who created AnandTech, recently sat down for an interview with Ars Technica to provide a walkthrough of the A12X chip in the iPad Pro and some insight into Apple's chip development techniques.

The A12X is an 8-core chip with four performance and four efficiency cores, all of which can be active at once. The iPad Pro is the first iPad able to use so many cores simultaneously, and you're going to see major gains over the A10X when running heavily-threaded workflows, according to Shimpi.

"You typically only see this kind of performance in bigger machines--bigger machines with fans," Shimpi claimed...

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10:22
Apple published a new Press Release
10:19
Schlage's new smart lock lets Amazon into your...

Locks are usually meant to keep people out of your house, but Schlage and Amazon are letting people in -- as long as they're dropping off a package for you. Schlage's new Zigbee-certified Connect Smart Deadbolt is the latest smart lock to work with w...

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10:12
Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to...

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the first beta and a little over a week after releasing the macOS Mojave 10.14.1 update.

The new macOS High Sierra 10.14.2 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after the proper profile has been installed from Apple's Developer Center.

We don't yet know what improvements the second update to macOS Mojave will bring, but it is likely to include bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't able to be addressed in the macOS 10.14.1 update.

No new features were discovered in the first 10.14.2 beta, but we'll update this post if anything new is found in...

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10:09
Apple issues second developer beta for macOS 10.14.2...




Apple has progressed onto the second beta release of one of its operating systems, with a new build of macOS Mojave now available for testing by developer program participants.

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10:08
Apple makes MacBook Air with Retina display battery...

In a slightly surprising move, Apple has shared that the new MacBook Air’s battery can be replaced on its own.

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The post Apple makes MacBook Air with Retina display battery replacements easier, no longer requires replacing top case appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:01
Instacart’s grocery pickup service is live in a...

Instacart, known for its same-day grocery delivery services, is now giving customers the option of ordering their groceries and picking them up at the store later on. The company has been testing this service over the past few months, and now it's ro...

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09:55
Anand Shimpi and Phil Schiller deliver iPad Pro A12X...

The new iPad Pro is out today, and ArsTechnica has a deep dive look at the iPad Pro A12X chip with the help of Apple’s Anand Shimpi and Phil Schiller. Shimpi founded the hardware review website AnandTech before being hired to work on chips at Apple in 2014. In the piece, Shimpi says that Apple is using its own customer-designed performance controller to use all eight cores of the A12X chip in the new iPad Pro.

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09:47
LaCie intros Portable SSD with 10Gbps USB-C, storage...




LaCie on Wednesday announced its new Portable SSD, an external drive intended for people working in video, photography, and other media-intensive fields.

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09:37
Facebook delays identity checks for UK political ads...

Facebook is delaying its identity checks for political ads in the UK. The internet giant told The Guardian in a statement that it was delaying the requirement to December after realizing people could "game the disclaimer system" by entering bogus in...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12″ MacBook 512GB Refurb $1,...

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

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09:30
Apple Says Battery Can Be Replaced Individually in...

Big news for repairability and environmental responsibility: the battery can be individually replaced in the new MacBook Air, according to Apple's internal Service Readiness Guide for the notebook, obtained by MacRumors.

Apple demonstrating removal of battery in the new MacBook Air

In all other MacBook and MacBook Pro models with a Retina display released since 2012, when a customer has required a battery replacement, Apple has replaced the entire top case enclosure, including the keyboard and trackpad. This is because the battery is glued into the top case in Mac notebooks with Retina displays.

The battery in the new MacBook Air is still glued into the top case, the aluminum enclosure that houses the keyboard and trackpad, but Apple will be providing Genius Bars and...

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09:30
Apple Says Battery Can Be Replaced Individually in...

Big news for repairability and environmental responsibility: the battery can be individually replaced in the new MacBook Air, according to Apple's internal Service Readiness Guide for the notebook, obtained by MacRumors.

Apple demonstrating removal of battery in the new MacBook Air

In all other MacBook and MacBook Pro models with a Retina display released since 2012, when a customer has required a battery replacement, Apple has replaced the entire top case enclosure, including the keyboard and trackpad. This is because the battery is glued into the top case in Mac notebooks with Retina displays.

The battery in the new MacBook Air is still glued into the top case, the aluminum enclosure that houses the keyboard and trackpad, but Apple will be providing Genius Bars and...

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09:24
Two-Thirds of People in a recent Survey think that...

There's no denying that the iPad Pro is fast and powerful. To back that claim up, you could always check out the iPad Pro event keynote video from last month and review Apple tell us at the 52:45 minute mark that the iPad Pro is faster than 92% of all portable PCs as noted in the screenshot below. But is speed alone the criteria for using it as a notebook replacement?

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09:19
Flickr won’t delete Creative Commons photos when its...

Last week, Flickr announced that it would be changing its free tier, allowing users to store just 1,000 photos and videos rather than providing them with 1TB of free storage as it had in the past. Those wanting unlimited storage would need to upgrade...

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09:16
Apple walks Ars through the iPad Pro’s A12X system...

Enlarge / The 2018, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon)

BROOKLYN—Apple's new iPad Pro sports several new features of note, including the most dramatic aesthetic redesign in years, Face ID, new Pencil features, and the very welcome move to USB-C. But the star of the show is the new A12X system on a chip (SoC).

Apple made some big claims about the A12X during its presentation announcing the product: that it has twice the graphics performance of the A10X; that it has 90 percent faster multi-core performance than its predecessor; that it matches the GPU power...

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09:14
2018 iPad Pro review: “What’s a computer?”

Samuel Axon

Early this year, Apple ran an ad that featured a young girl using an iPad as her primary computing device. An older woman asked the girl a question about her computer, and she responded, "What's a computer?"

The ad was widely mocked. For starters, an iPad is a computer. But also, the hypothetical future when kids don't even know what a desktop or laptop are seems very distant at best. Yes, tablets and smartphones have replaced laptops and desktops among large numbers of young people for personal uses like social media, Web browsing, and games. But despite some high school students who sometimes write their college papers on their smartphones, mobile devices are still not where the real work gets done. Real work is done on a laptop or desktop.

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09:05
Just in Case: My 2018 iPhone Case Roundup

Dr. Mac reports that he is an iPhone case addict who is happiest when he’s trying at least a couple of iPhone cases each week.


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09:00
The best laptops to give as gifts

Even at the cheaper end, laptops make for expensive gifts, and with tons of options out there, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Let us help simplify things for you. If you check out our 2018 holiday gift guide, you'll see we narrowed our s...

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08:51
Twelve South’s PowerPic hides a wireless charger in...

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08:45
Apple Not in Settlement Talks 'at Any Level...

Apple is not in talks "at any level" to settle its wide-ranging legal dispute with mobile chip maker Qualcomm, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter. From the report: In the past, Apple used Qualcomm's modem chips in its flagship iPhone models to help them connect to wireless data networks. But early last year, Apple sued Qualcomm in federal court in San Diego, alleging that the chip company's practice of taking a cut of the selling price of phones as a patent license fee was illegal. The case is to go to trial early next year and has spawned related legal actions in other courts around the world. In July, Qualcomm's chief executive, Steve Mollenkopf, told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the two companies were in talks to resolve the litigation.


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08:37
Spotify's connected device streaming is now...

Spotify is giving non-paying users access to Connect audio streaming for supported speakers and devices -- a feature previously limited to Premium members. You'll still have to put up with ads though. In order to take advantage of the perk, hardware-...

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08:27
How to use your iPhone to follow the long-term...




This midterm election saw a rush of new people coming to vote. Political engagement doesn't stop there, though, and your iOS device will help you continue to have your say.

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08:12
Back up everything with this awesome deal on the 8TB...

You don't have to have been a victim of the October Windows 10 update file-deletion bug to understand the importance of a solid backup. And today Amazon is offering a great deal on a drive big enough to back up all of your files for years to come: the 8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub is down to $150 todayRemove non-product link, matching an all-time low and more than 30 percent off...

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08:00
Flickr clarifies recently announced changes, says...

Last week, Flickr announced that it will be making some big changes to its consumer plans, including dropping its free tier with 1TB of storage down to allowing just 1,000 photos. Now, Flickr is out today to clarify what the changes mean for institutions and organizations.

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07:49
Apple having 'no meaningful discussion'...




Even with the time, money, and legal pitfalls at stake, Apple isn't talking to Qualcomm about resolving the businesses' worldwide legal battle, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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07:48
iPad Pro Diary: I’m already in love with the new...

I wrote earlier that I was hoping the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro was going to prove to be, as Apple claimed, ‘the ultimate iPad.’ All the joy of that huge screen in a form factor which didn’t prove too great a compromise when it came to comfort and portability.

When the folio case arrived ahead of the iPad, I was encouraged: the size difference didn’t seem to me to be too great. Since then, I’ve been waiting impatiently for my iPad to arrive – and today it has …

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07:45
Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 9...

The Macworld staff talks about the new iPhone XR, new MacBook Air, and new Mac mini. What’s going on with Apple’s stock price? We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 629.

Watch us live

Due to scheduling conflicts this week, the Macworld Podcast will broadcast an hour earlier than its usual time. This episode will air on Wednesday, November 7, at 9 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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07:40
Twitter poll: Would you be interested in a folding...

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07:39
Apple Hires Rebekah Horne as new Head of Apple Music...

It's being reported that Apple has hired Rebekah Horne as its new head of Music and other services in Australia and New Zealand.The exec is well-known in music circles for the five years she spent at Fox Interactive Media from 2006 to 2011, when the company owned MySpace.

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07:18
Apple’s new MacBook Air ‘to see a wave of...

Apple's newly announced MacBook Air has been in mass production since September and is expected to see a wave of replacement demand despite its $1,199 starting price, “which is much higher than expected,” according to Digitimes Research. The laptop is expected to help the tech giant secure fourth place in the global notebook market.

Digitimes Research says worldwide notebook shipments are forecast to increase 2.8% sequentially to their highest levels for 2018 in the fourth quarter thanks to strong seasonal demand and improving Intel CPU supply. Despite the tight supply of Intel's mainstream and entry-level processors, worldwide notebook shipments still rose 4.8% sequentially and dropped less than 1% on year to arrive at around 40 million units in quarter three due to rising Chromebook and gaming notebook sales, notes the research group.



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07:16
∞ [VIDEO] The new iPad Pro: An artist’s review

[VIDEO] If you are considering laying out the bucks for one of the new iPad Pros, take the time to watch Ian Bernard’s video, embedded in the main Loop post. It is a thoughtful, rich piece, told from an artist’s perspective. [H/T Tim

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07:14
Apple is 'Not in Talks' to Settle Legal...

Apple and Qualcomm are not in talks "at any level" to settle a wide-ranging legal dispute spanning multiple countries, according to Reuters.

The report cites an unnamed source on Apple's side who said "there is absolutely no meaningful discussion taking place between us and Qualcomm, and there is no settlement in sight," with Apple "gearing up for trial."

The case is set to go to trial early next year, should the companies fail to reach a resolution, according to the report.

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf had told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call in July that the two companies were in talks to resolve the litigation. "We hope that through the combination of either those paths, we could get to a resolution, and we're confident that we will," he said at the time.

The saga began when...

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07:12
The new iPad Pro and Laptop Magazine’s video...

Lots and lots of numbers in this review, packed with easy to read comparison charts. This iPad Pro comes out on top all the way through.

There’s a battery life comparison (based on continuous web surfing), with the iPad Pro lasting more than 13 hours, compared with the Surface Pro 6 at a bit over 9 hours. Same with GeekBench 4 numbers, with the iPad Pro multi-core at 17995 and the Surface Pro 6 at 13,025.

But scroll down to that video transcoding chart. Whoa. The Surface Pro 6 took 31 minutes to transcode a 12-minute 4K video clip. The MacBook Pro fared a bit better, just under 26 minutes. But the new iPad Pro? 7 minutes, 47 seconds.

That is one blazingly fast machine.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:02
Apple has no plans to settle with Qualcomm, is...

It wasn’t long ago that the long-running dispute between Apple and wireless chipmaker Qualcomm looked like it might be settled out of court. Qualcomm had been using much softer language, and when the company asked a court for more time to reach a settlement, Apple backed the motion.

Things got a little testier when Qualcomm accused Apple of stealing its source code, and then complained about the company’s mounting unpaid bill. But Apple subsequently made a good faith payment of $500M while discussions took place. However, a new report today suggests that Apple has no plans to settle...

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06:55
TwelveSouth PowerPic combines wireless iPhone...




TwelveSouth on Wednesday released the PowerPic, a 10-watt wireless charger for iPhones that blends into rooms as a photo frame.

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06:44
PowerPic is a new picture frame that wirelessly...

TwelveSouth has launched the $79.99 PowerPic, a picture frame that wirelessly charges your phone. It works with all Qi-enabled smartphones, including all recent iPhones.

The PowerPic holds any 5 x 7-inch photo, and contains a hidden, 10-watt wireless charger behind the photo. Simply set any wireless enabled phone against the photo to begin powering up; it even works with phone cases up to 3mm thick. 

You can add your own pics with matching phone backgrounds from TwelveSouth. The company’s downloadable collection can be found here.  

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06:44
Spotify Connect will no longer require a Premium...

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06:34
Report: Apple’s AirPods top Best Buy sales charts...

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06:30
Daily Deal: Get connected for less with this MFi-...

Have you ever noticed that you can’t find that one cable you need to connect something to your iPhone? We have a solution for you: a MFi-Certified iPhone Dongle Bundle ($39.99) that contains those dongles and cables that you need to stay connected.

What do you get?

  • MFi-Certified Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle

  • MFi-Certified Lightning to USB-C cable

  • MFi-Certified Lightning cable

All of the dongles and cables are Apple MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) certified, and are great spares to have on hand in your home or office. With the Lightning to 3....

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06:26
Gorgeous low-angle satellite photo of San Francisco

Follow the link, check that second photo. Stunning. Simply stunning. Amazing to me that this picture was taken from a satellite.

Lots of links to explore in the linked Kottke.org piece.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:22
Apple's current 12" MacBook with 512GB SSD...




While supplies last, Woot with Amazon has refurbished Mid 2017 12-inch MacBooks marked down to $999.99, a discount of $600 off retail. These systems feature an upgraded 1.3GHz processor and 512GB of storage for enhanced performance.

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06:18
Hands-on: Twelve South PowerPic Wireless Charger –...

Today, Twelve South released its latest Apple-related product — the PowerPic Wireless Charger. This Qi-enabled charger looks like a picture frame, because that’s what it actually is. Twelve South combined a 5×7 New Zealand pine picture frame with a 10W-rated wireless charger that will power up your iPhone. more…

The post Hands-on: Twelve South PowerPic Wireless Charger – old school meets new school [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:18
OnePlus plus has bit into Apple in India, and things...




Apple is facing not just lower iPhone sales in India during 2018, but even a shrinking userbase as it deals with the likes of Android-based phone maker OnePlus, according to new research data.

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06:04
Apple will likely be unaffected by the federal...




Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, meaning divided government and changes in how Washington works -- and AppleInsider takes a look at possible implications for Apple's initiatives in Washington D.C., and on a more local level how the company may have to spend in its home state.

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05:59
Apple’s AirPods top Best Buy’s October sales

According to sales-rank data for Best Buy, Apple's AirPods wireless headphones shot to the #1 spot for October sales for their first time. They were #2 in September behind the Amazon Fire TV Stick, according to Thinknum, a data firm.

Apple also continued to sell a lot of its $9 Lightning-to-35mm Headphone Adapter. It’s number three among the October rankings. Sales of the adapter were probably boosted by the fact that Apple no longer includes it in the box with a new iPhone.

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05:56
Apple’s AirPods surge to top of Best Buys’ October...

AirPods have long flirted with the top spot on Best Buys’ monthly sales list but this report is the first time they’ve made it all the way to the top.

Why now? Could be the new iPhones, Macs and iPads, combined with the approaching holiday gift-giving season, a bit of a perfect storm.

Number three on that list? Apple’s Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone adapter. Interesting counterpoint.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:38
LG Display starts production of 400,000 OLED panels...




LG Display has reportedly started to mass produce OLED panels for Apple, which could be used in the production of iPhone displays, with the first batch of 400,000 panels expected to be delivered in December.

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05:09
As with the iPad Pro, Apple quotes from reviews of...

Apple chose some excerpts from the recent iPad Pro reviews earlier this week, and has now done the same with reviews of the new MacBook Air and Mac mini …

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05:00
The rules of magnetic attraction in Apple products

There was a time when magnets were the most terrifying things in computing. Magnets erased floppy disks and tape cassettes and even hard drives. But in the modern era, magnets are our friends. Apple has used them for various important tasks over the years, from the convenient breakaway charging cable of MagSafe to the sensor that knows you’ve closed your MacBook’s lid—and the attraction that helps keep it closed.

In the last few years, Apple has brought the rules of magnetic attraction to the Apple Watch, the iPhone, and now the iPad. How do they work? You don’t need to know to appreciate what magnets do for modern Apple devices. And that goes double for the new iPad Pro, with its 102 magnets—as cited in Apple’s launch video about the product, no less—and all of the magnetic accessories that go along with it.

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04:57
iPhone XR production cuts suspected based on...




Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang has jumped on reports that Apple is allegedly reducing production of the iPhone XR within weeks of its release, warning of further production cuts and possible supply issues over the quality of printed circuit boards.

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04:15
Xiaomi’s latest Apple clone is AirDots, an AirPods...

Xiaomi – a Chinese company which turned cloning Apple products into a hugely successful business –has announced AirDots, an AirPods competitor costing just $29 …

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04:00
Best MacBook, MacBook Air, and Macbook Pro sleeves:...

Nobody wants the beautiful aluminum body of their MacBook scuffed or scratched. Fortunately, MacBook sleeves are to the rescue.

Sleeves are a great way to keep your MacBook protected, store it for traveling, or just look classy when you’re carrying your computer around the office.

But there are an overwhelming number of sleeves online for the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. It can be hard to tell which are good quality and worth the money. 

So Macworld is getting hands-on with some of the best-known brands as well as more eclectic designers to pick out the best sleeves for Apple’s line of MacBooks, both new and old models. Watch this space as we’ll be keeping it updated with our favorites.

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03:30
The iPhone XR is a great phone but here are three...

As I write in my review, the iPhone XR is a great phone. It's has the speed and design of the iPhone XS, a price tag to match the iPhone 8, and battery life to beat them all.

But as good as it is, the iPhone XR isn't quite perfect. And the reasons why it isn't have nothing to do with hardware. The decisions Apple made with the camera and the screen make perfect sense on the iPhone XR, and neither is a deal-breaker. But there are some things related to the camera and screen that could be changed, and we don't even have to wait until the iPhone XR2 to get them. With a few simple tweaks in iOS 12.3, Apple can dramatically improve the iPhone XR experience and add even more value to its most affordable A12-based smartphone:

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03:30
Apple wants to make it easier for you to find your...

Apple wants to make it easier for you to user your iPhone or Apple Watch to find that parked car when you forget where you left your vehicle. The tech giant has been granted a patent (number 10,121,374) for “parking event detection and location estimation.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that a common frustration among commuters is forgetting where they parked their car. This can occur in large parking lots where the commuter may be unfamiliar with the parking layout or if the commuter is in a hurry and does not note where she parked her car. 

The conventional solution is for the commuter to jot down her parking location on paper. This solution assumes the commuter has a pencil and paper handy and remembers to jot down her parking location. 

Even if the commuter creates such a note it is quite common for a commuter to misplace the paper. If the commuter has a mobile device, the commuter may have a parking application installed that allows the commuter to...

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03:15
Apple releases updated iOS 12.1 build for iPhone XR...

When in doubt, go for the update.

Apple on Tuesday released an updated version of iOS 12.1 for the iPhone XR, one week after the initial launch of iOS 12.1 and a little over a week since the iPhone XR’s October 26th launch.

The iOS 12.1 variant for the iPhone XR carries a build number of 16B94, a slight change from the original 16B93 build number. While the update doesn’t appear to be surfacing as an update for iPhone XR handsets with iOS 12.1 already installed, Apple seems to have released it all the same and it’s thought that the new build includes minor bug fixes.

iPhone XR owners who have not yet installed iOS 12.1 can do so over-the-air by going to Settings –> General –> Software Update.

The iOS 12.1 update adds new features such as eSIM support, which activates a digital SIM that lets you activate a cellular plan from a carrier without the need to use a physical SIM card.

eSIM support has yet to be supported by U.S. carriers,...

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03:00
Pegatron cites resolved workforce issues, says order...

Thanks to a quick workforce resolution, it looks like the iPhone XR’s supplies won’t face interruptions.

Pegatron was able to sort out workforce shortages in time for the October launch of the iPhone XR despite rumors that the company is holding onto its share of production for the device.

“The shortages were mostly fixed by the end of September or early October,” said company chairman T.H. Tung. This, in turn, allowed a “major brand client” — thought to be Apple – to launch the handsets in October.

Tung also stated that Pegatron is capable of expanding its workforce in China several times in a two to three-week period to meet major product launches by its clients.

Apple had been rumored as dropping the ratio of Pegatron’s iPhone XR orders to 35 percent or lower and shifting more work to Foxconn. Pegatron was allegedly suffering not just from a lack of workers, but also some vital components.

The iPhone XR handset has been cited as Apple’s 2018...

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03:00
Samsung Q8FN 4K UHD TV review: A great TV and a...

It doesn't come with the One Connect breakout box you get with the Q9FN, but it offers nearly the same performance as higher-end model for $700 less.

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03:00
iPhone XR review: This iPhone might be the best...

We may never know what the R in the iPhone XR actually means—Apple VP Phil Schiller himself said that the R doesn’t really mean much to Apple. But I have my own guess: reboot.

Before the release of the iPhone X last year, the iPhone 8 was in need of a redesign. It had been some three years since Apple first unveiled its large-screen iPhones, but nothing about them changed much since the iPhone 6. The iPhone 8 brought wireless...

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03:00
How to delete mail in macOS Mojave’s Mail app

There are several ways to delete mail in the Mail app of macOS Mojave.  To delete a message from a Mail notification or with a swipe, the “Move discarded messages” option in Viewing preferences in Mail must be set to Trash; otherwise, the message is archived.

  • In a Mail notification: Move the pointer over the notification, then click Trash.

  • In the Message viewer: Do one of the following:

  • Swipe left with two fingers, then click Trash, or swipe all the way to the left until the message disappears.

  • Move the pointer over the message header, then click the Delete button (it looks like a trashcan) that appears.

  • Select a message in the list, then click the Delete button in the Mail toolbar.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's...

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02:57
During India's Festival of Lights, a Peak...

On Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "As the Smartphone Market is undergoing a Huge Tectonic Shift in Leadership, 2019 could be a Disruptive Year to Remember." The report pointed to how Chinese smartphone OEM's were now dominating China with one time leaders Apple and Samsung now sitting in the cellar. The report also noted how Xiaomi has now become the leader in India and will have 100 retail stores opened by the end of 2018 while Apple, according to Apple's CEO, is still negotiating with the Indian government to open their first store. It's actually embarrassing for Apple ...

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02:49
BlueStacks 2.0.1 - Run Android applications on your...

BlueStacks App Player lets you run your Android apps fast and fullscreen on your Mac.



Version 2.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.12 or later



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02:41
Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 10.2.3 - Connect to...

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

Features

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



Version 10.2.3:

  • Added support for the "remoteapplicationcmdline" RDP file setting for...
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02:39
BetterTouchTool 2.660 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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02:31
What can you connect to the new iPad Pro with USB-C?

The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. However, just because a device features a new port, it does not mean anything with a USB-C connector will suddenly work with the iPad Pro. There are still some limitations but USB-C makes it even easier to connect to external displays, cameras, and other accessories.

Here’s what you can do with your new iPad Pro and its shiny new port …

more…

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02:31
What can you connect to the new iPad Pro with USB-C?

The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. However, just because a device features a new port, it does not mean anything with a USB-C connector will suddenly work with the iPad Pro. There are still some limitations but USB-C makes it even easier to connect to external displays, cameras, and other accessories.

Here’s what you can do with your new iPad Pro and its shiny new port …

more…

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02:15
Alfred 3.7 - Quick launcher for apps and more.

Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.

Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness - free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

Get the Powerpack. Discover the Powerpack, a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred and integrated with OS X.

  • Single license: 19 pounds (GBP) for single user
  • Family license: 29 pounds (GBP) for 5 users under one roof
  • Mega Supporter: 35 pounds (GBP) Single User with Free Lifetime Upgrades

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 3.6.2:

  • Tweaks Alfred auto...
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02:00
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 13.0.1 - Digital video...

Premiere Pro 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 Premiere Pro customer).

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 lets you edit video faster than ever before. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading. And it's just the beginning: You'll get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 13.0.1:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12 or later

  • Compatibility issues AVI codecs: erroneous warning message on launching Premiere Pro; Crash on launch when loading ExporterAVI.prm
  • Issues with importing Blackmagic Video Assist & Hyper Deck ProRes files
  • Keying...
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00:56
Apple's Cathedral in the Sky Opens in Thailand...

In February Patently Apple posted a report about Apple's first flagship store coming to Thailand along with concept drawings and construction photos. The new Apple store is now set to open this Saturday. Angela Ahrendts called the new store a cathedral ...

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00:09
CloudApp 4.4.3 - Video screen recorder, GIF maker,...

CloudApp is an instant video and image sharing platform for professionals. CloudApp is the fastest way to capture and embed video, GIFs, screencasts, and marked-up images throughout business workflows (e.g., software development, design, customer success, support, sales, marketing). CloudApp also make is super-quick and easy to share with others, whether you are a freelance designer, web developer, software engineer, customer service professional, or a startup founder. Every file you create is safely and securely stored in the cloud, and is accessible via our native Mac and Windows apps, or shareable on the web through unique, secure, and password-protected cl.ly short links.

CloudApp is available in three additional editions: Pro, Team, and...

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00:01
How to adjust Display Zoom on iPhone and iPad

As displays get larger, text is seemingly getting smaller. On certain iOS devices, Apple offers an option to adjust Display Zoom, which not only makes text larger, but things like the Home screen icons.

more…

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00:00
How to setup Face ID on iPad Pro

Whether you’re setting up Face ID for the first time with the iPad Pro or it’s just been a while since you’ve done so on iPhone, read on for how to setup Face ID on iPad Pro.

more…

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23:44
CloudApp (Pro) 4.4.3 - Video screen recorder, GIF...

CloudApp is an instant video and image sharing platform for professionals. CloudApp is the fastest way to capture and embed video, GIFs, screencasts, and marked-up images throughout business workflows (e.g., software development, design, customer success, support, sales, marketing). CloudApp also make is super-quick and easy to share with others, whether you are a freelance designer, web developer, software engineer, customer service professional, or a startup founder. Every file you create is safely and securely stored in the cloud, and is accessible via our native Mac and Windows apps, or shareable on the web through unique, secure, and password-protected cl.ly short links.

The published price is that of the Pro subscription, billed monthly. View complete pricing info.



Version 4.4.3:
New Features:

  • Mojave dark mode compatibility makes sure CloudApp doesn’...
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20:59
DxO PhotoLab 2.0.0.9 - Image enhancement for RAW and...

DxO PhotoLab (was DxO Optics Pro) provides a complete set of smart assisted corrections that you can manually fine-tune at any time. Take control on every aspect of your photos: effectively remove noise, get rid of light constraints, recover color details, apply sophisticated optical corrections, and enhance details.

Features

  • DxO Smart Lighting - Optimizes the dynamic range of your image and brings out the details from both under- and overexposed areas.
  • DxO ClearView - Intelligently boosts local contrast and effectively removes distant haze.
  • DxO PRIME - Automatically denoises high ISO RAW images and recovers accurate details and colors based on our exclusive algorithms.
  • Optical Corrections - Leverage your gear with tailored automatic corrections based on DxO’s renowned scientific expertise in measurement and calibration.
  • Introducing U...
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20:59
Vallum 3.0.2 - $15.00

Vallum is a little tool that helps you monitor and block application connections. It is able to intercept connections at the application layer, and hold them while you decide whether to pass or block them. Vallum's interface is very simple and is icon-based. Its default configuration is not intrusive, and it does not require any interaction or specific networking knowledge or skills. Just drag an app's icon from the Finder into the main Vallum window to block it. To change Vallum's attitude and interaction level, you just have to play with the very few options available. Intercept apps that leak data on the network, drag apps' icons to create firewall rules, run the firewall with one mouse click: Vallum is friendly, it stays in a corner of your Mac's menu bar on top of the screen, it does not pollute your Dock and your desktop, it features a simple interface that everybody can use, and it's powerful because it lets you create complex setups with jails, mixed rules...

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20:59
LibreOffice 6.1.3.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.



Version 6.1.3.2:

  • Quality, stability, security improvements over the previous release



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Garmin Express 6.9.0.0 - Manage your Garmin devices.

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals



Version 6.9.0.0:

  • Optimized Express for MacOS 10.14
  • Dark Mode has been disabled for Express
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • 1440 x 900 display, USB port and 1 GB RAM
  • High speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections)
  • May require up to 20 GB free disk space



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20:59
A Better Finder Attributes 6.14 - Change file...

A Better Finder Attributes 6 allows you to change JPEG & RAW shooting dates, JPEG EXIF meta-data tags, file creation & modification dates, file flags and deal with invisible files.

Correct EXIF Digital Photo Shooting Timestamps

A Better Finder Attributes 6 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF, RAF, SR2, CRW & CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).

Correct Finder Sorting for Digital Photos

A Better Finder Attributes 6 also allows you to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems...

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20:59
Malwarebytes 3.5.26.1796 - Adware removal tool (was...

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

What It Does

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

How It Does It

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



Version 3.5.26.1796:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later...

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20:59
ForkLift 3.2.9 - Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Multi-Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync...
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20:59
Opera 56.0.3051.99 - High-performance Web browser.

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



Version 56.0.3051.99:

  • DNA-72644 extension desktop capture does not work properly
  • DNA-73176 Cannot see full license text on opera://about/credits
  • DNA-73285 [Linux] No tab separator
  • DNA-73335 Crash at -[ZoomButton setAddressBarModel:]
  • DNA-73492 Coupon toolbar



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
Hopper Disassembler 4.4.5- - 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 4.4.5:

  • Fixes a data corruption issue when saving (really) big documents
  • Fixes graphical glitches at...
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20:59
iExplorer 4.2.7 - View and transfer files on your...

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

Features

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



Version 4.2.7:

  • Fixed an...
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18:47
OmniGraffle 3 updated with second-generation Apple...

As the new iPad Pros start to arrive to consumers around the world, app updates continue to roll in for the new devices. Popular graphic design app OmniGraffle 3 has been updated this even with support for the new iPad Pro displays, as well as optimization for the new Apple Pencil.

more…

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17:19
Apple Highlights 2018 MacBook Air and Mac Mini...

Reviews for the new 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini went live this morning ahead of tomorrow's launch, and in a press release, Apple this afternoon highlighted reviews from several media sites that were able to spend some time with the new machines.

Apple shared review passages from sites that include CNBC, WIRED, Daring Fireball, PC Mag, Six Colors, Tom's Guide, and more.

Daring Fireball, for example, called the MacBook Air the MacBook that "most people should buy," and the Daily Express said "fans of this...

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17:05
AirPods were the best-selling product at Best Buy...

Apple’s October event has come and gone without an update to the truly wireless AirPods, but they continue to remain incredibly popular. According to data compiled by Thinknum, AirPods were the top-selling product at Best Buy during the month of October.

more…

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16:00
Apple’s Q4 2018 Results

Amidst last week’s event and diving into testing the new [iPad Pros] and MacBook Air, I didn’t find time to comment on Apple’s quarterly results. Let’s catch up. Here’s Apple’s press release, which includes links to their data summary. Long story short, compared to the same quarter last year:

  • iPad unit sales and revenue were down a bit.

  • Mac unit sales were down just under 2 percent but revenue was up over 3 percent — so mostly flat.

  • iPhone unit sales were flat but revenue was up a whopping 29 percent. The iPhone X (and now XS) is a hit.

  • Services and “Other Products” were up too, 17 and 31 percent, respectively. I take this to mean AirPods and Apple Watch are growing like crazy. Anecdotal observation everywhere I go backs this up.

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15:26
First MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro pre-orders...

As the clock turns to November 7th around the world, the first MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro pre-orders are beginning to arrive to eager customers. Have you received yours yet?

more…

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15:10
Another Setback for Qualcomm as a Preliminary Ruling...

The Qualcomm battle with Apple is going terribly wrong for Qualcomm. This month alone a Munich Court threw out the patent infringement lawsuit against Apple and an ITC Judge pointed out that a Qualcomm witness against Apple that was paid millions had no credibility. Today The preliminary ruling by Judge Lucy Koh in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said that Qualcomm must license some patents involved in making so-called modem chips

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14:42
LG’s highly anticipated Thunderbolt 3-enabled 5K...

After months of delays, LG’s 5K UltraWide 34WK95U display is now available for purchase. The availability lines up perfectly with the release of Apple’s new Mac mini and MacBook Air hardware. more…

The post LG’s highly anticipated Thunderbolt 3-enabled 5K UltraWide display is now on sale appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:35
iPad Pro, Retina MacBook Air, and Mac mini video...

Over the past few days, reviews for Apple’s latest iPad Pros, MacBook Air, and Mac mini have started rolling in. While we’ve rounded up all of the written reviews for each of the new products, there are also a slew of video reviews available as well…

more…

The post iPad Pro, Retina MacBook Air, and Mac mini video review roundup appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:34
Massive Procreate for iPad update available with...

Procreate for iPad is seeing its second major update to the app for the year today, and with it comes a slew of new features and fixes that will improve your productivity when using the app.

more…

The post Massive Procreate for iPad update available with QuickShape & Gallery Preview features, much more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:28
Apple Daily Report: investor dumps Apple stock due...

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

Kevin O'Leary, chairman of O'Shares ETFs and an investor on Shark Tank, told CNBC he dumped Apple stock within "seconds" of the tech giant's announcement last week that it would stop revealing device unit sales. "Don't ever tell me on a call, I don't care who you are, what I should know and what I shouldn't," he said on "Fast Money Halftime Report." "I'll decide what's relevant.”

Image courtesy of techflourish.com

Apple manufacturer, Foxconn Technology Group is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find...

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14:06
While the Cheap Smart Speaker Market is Dominated by...

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released its research on smart speakers as of September 30, 2018. CIRP analysis indicates that the US installed base of smart speaker devices is 53 million units, up from 50 million units in the June 2018 quarter (Chart 1). While Amazon and Google lead, Apple is aiming at creating a premium product instead of one designed to make it easy for users to buy stuff, where they really make their money.

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13:50
Qualcomm must license modem tech to rivals like...




Denying a motion to delay court proceedings while settlement talks are ongoing, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday issued a preliminary ruling against Qualcomm in the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit.

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13:48
First iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini Orders...

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of time zone differences, and the Apple's newest devices are no exception.

It's morning time in Australia and New Zealand and customers who pre-ordered one a new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini are beginning to receive their shipments and have started sharing arrival news on Twitter, Instagram, and the MacRumors forums.

There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, so customers in Australia are the first to be able to purchase one of Apple's new devices from an...

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13:40
9to5Mac Daily: November 6, 2018

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.

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/11/9to5Mac-Daily-11-06-2018.mp3

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13:35
∞ Live polar bear camera

Fall is Polar Bear season in northern Manitoba, and throughout November you can check out on a live cam what they are up to in the Wapusk National Park.

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13:18
Best cases and sleeves for the 2018 MacBook Air from...

Whether your shiny new Retina MacBook Air is arriving tomorrow or you’re planning on picking one up soon, keeping it protected is probably on your mind. Follow along for a look at the best cases and sleeves for the 2018 MacBook Air.

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13:15
OtterBox announces Defender Series for 2018 iPad Pro...

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13:00
Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 9...

The Macworld staff talks about the new iPhone XR, new MacBook Air, and new Mac mini. What’s going on with Apple’s stock price? We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 629.

Watch us live

Due to scheduling conflicts this week, the Macworld Podcast will broadcast an hour earlier than its usual time. This episode will air on Wednesday, November 7, at 9 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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12:50
A Samsung Folding Smartphone Logo Suggests that a...

Samsung's U.S. developer conference begins tomorrow where the company will roll out its latest technologies. While developers may get to see the new smart speaker they've been working on with HARMON. Yet what Samsung has been teasing the market with, for some time now, is their first folding smartphone prototype that may be presented tomorrow.

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12:43
Here are some of the best cases for Apple's...




It might be tempting to use a new iPad Pro naked, especially if you've paid for AppleCare+. The brute fact however is that iPads are fragile and expensive -- you should get a case as soon as possible if you want to be genuinely mobile. These are some of the better early options shipping now or within a matter of days.

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12:19
Leica's Q-P is a pricey full-frame camera with...

Leica is keeping up its habit of releasing subtly refined P variants of its cameras, this time focusing on its full-frame street camera, the Q. The newly unveiled Q-P mostly focuses on stealth, with the signature red Leica dot going away in favor of...

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12:18
Apple releases minor iOS 12.1 update for iPhone XR

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12:16
Apple posts version of iOS 12.1 for the iPhone Xr

Apple has posted a new version of iOS 12.1, especially for the iPhone Xr. You can download it by going to Settings --> General --> Software Update. 


Apple hasn’t explained what’s unique about the version of iOS 12.1 for the iPhone Xr. However, the operating system update itself adds Group FaceTime, dual SIM support, over 70 new emoji, and more. 



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11:57
Verizon cuts the price of its unlimited prepaid plan

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) appears to be feeling the heat from T-Mobile's Metro relaunch. It's shaking up its prepaid plans with an emphasis on better value at the high end. The price of the unlimited plan has effectively dropped by $10 to...

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11:53
CIRP: HomePod marketshare steadily growing, still...

HomePod was released earlier this year and has seen steady growth since. While we don’t expect massive sales anytime soon, mostly due to its high price point, the overall smart speaker market is still developing and will need time before any manufacturer will start seeing mass market adoption.

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11:29
Microsoft's Cortana boss is reportedly leaving...

Cortana's role at Microsoft is evolving (who'd have thought Alexa and Cortana would play nicely?), and the team in charge of the AI assistant looks to be changing as well. ZDNet sources claim that Microsoft's Corporate VP of Cortana, Javier Soltero,...

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11:22
The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU cases for the 2018 Mac...




We've been talking about external GPUs for a while, even before Apple decided to launch official support for the technology. As a result, we've used them all, and have a few we'd like to recommend if you're getting into the technology for the first time with your new MacBook Air or Mac mini.

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11:19
Angela Ahrendts calls Thailand’s first Apple store ‘...

Ahead of the grand opening of Apple’s first retail location in Thailand this Saturday, November 10th, a new interview has shed more light on Apple’s thinking and goals for the project. Following last week’s special event at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Thai YouTuber Ceemeagain Chatpawee sat down with retail SVP Angela Ahrendts in Williamsburg to learn more about Apple Iconsiam.

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11:10
Finances Mac and iOS app gains support for Siri...

Popular app Finances is receiving an update today on both iOS and macOS, adding support for a handful of goodies. Today’s update brings Siri Shortcuts and more.

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11:10
Animated 'Super Mario Bros.' movie...

Those rumors of a Super Mario Bros. animated movie in development? They're true. In a chat with Variety, Illumination founder Chris Meledandri confirmed that the animated flick was in "priority development" with hopes of putting it in theaters by 2...

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11:00
Furhat Robotics gives AI a face with its new social...

Voice assistants have their benefits, but it can be a bit weird to talk to a faceless robot voice all day. Stockholm-based technology startup Furhat Robotics is putting a face to our interactions with AI with Furhat, a social robot that is capable of...

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10:59
∞ Inside a huge data center filled with Mac minis

MacStadium got big props from Apple at their last event and deservedly so.

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10:55
∞ 2018 Retina MacBook Air review roundup

Along with the lifted embargo on the new iPads, the reviews of the new MacBook Air are rolling in as well.

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10:42
[Sponsor] Universe

Universe is the first website builder designed from the ground up for iOS. Building a website should be fun and creative—so Universe doesn’t have templates. We have an open-ended grid and a constantly expanding array of blocks, which makes building a site as fun as playing with Legos. Design a store, create a portfolio, or start a magazine right from your iPhone.

With our 2.0 release today, Universe is coming to iPad, just in time for the new iPad Pros.

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10:41
∞ 12.9-inch iPad Pro review roundup

The embargo has lifted on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and all the usual suspects have posted.

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10:41
Apple issues second release of iOS 12.1 just for the...




Apple has rolled out a new release of iOS 12.1 specifically for the iPhone XR, with the update rolling out to the iPhone model if it has not already gone through the update process with the version released seven days ago.

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10:40
Foxconn says it won't staff Wisconsin plant...

Last year, Foxconn, a supplier to companies like Apple and Microsoft, announced plans for a factory in Racine, Wisconsin, a deal that promised to bring a $10 billion investment and 13,000 jobs to the area. But the details of that plan have changed in...

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10:30
Buy a 9.7-inch iPad at Costco for Black Friday-...

If you’re a Costco member, today you can pick up the 2018 128GB 9.7-inch iPad for close to the price of the entry-level 64GB version. The popular wholesale retailer is selling it for just $349.99 in space gray...

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10:25
Marvel’s unreleased 1994 Fantastic Four movie is now...

This is the last (hopefully) in a long string of awful Fantastic Four movies.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:16
Google's Pixel Slate is available to pre-order

Google has been coy about just when you could get your hands on a Pixel Slate, but it's ending that mystery today. Both Google and Best Buy have made the Chrome OS tablet available for pre-order, with the device reaching your door within two to thre...

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10:15
Apple Releases Updated Version of iOS 12.1 for...

Apple today released an updated version of iOS 12.1 for the iPhone XR, one week after the initial launch of iOS 12.1 and a little over a week since the iPhone XR's October 26 launch.

The new iOS 12.1 software for the iPhone XR carries a build number of 16B94, a slight change from the original 16B93 build number.

The update doesn't appear to be showing up on devices that have already installed iOS 12.1, suggesting the new version of the software is designed for customers who have not yet upgraded their iPhone XR devices to the iOS 12.1 update. Why Apple released an updated version of iOS 12.1 for the XR is unknown, but it's likely to include minor bug fixes.

iPhone XR owners who have not yet installed iOS 12.1 can do so over-the-air by going to Settings --> General --...

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10:14
How to download your photos now before Flickr...




The photo sharing service is cutting back on your storage options and it isn't doing it nicely. AppleInsider shows you how to get your images out of Flickr before the company starts removing them.

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09:51
The Joker and Harley Quinn are going to wreak havoc...

The world of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is colliding with the DC Universe. The Joker and Harley Quinn -- the Jared Leto and Margot Robbie versions from Suicide Squad -- will be making an appearance in PUBG as playable character skins that will be...

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09:48
The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories

A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.

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09:45
Spark launches email templates for iOS and Mac to...

Popular email app Spark is out today with a big update: email templates for iOS and Mac. The new templates can even be shared across teams using Spark. Read on for all the details about this new useful update.

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09:40
Chase opens 'Apple Ultimate Rewards Store...




U.S. bank Chase on Tuesday opened the "Apple Ultimate Rewards Store," a site where people with eligible credit cards can knock down the price of Apple devices with points earned through purchases.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad 128GB $350, Amazon...

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

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09:30
8BitDo’s Bluetooth mod kits put retired controllers...

The mini-console trend isn't just a case of repackaging classic, beloved games and cashing in on our shared retrophilia. There's also a practical reason for their existence: Most old consoles are incompatible with today's TVs. Unless you've held on t...

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09:29
Malwarebytes 3.5.26.1796 - Adware removal tool (was...

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

What It Does

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

How It Does It

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



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09:16
Focal unveils new 100 Series outdoor loudspeakers

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09:01
TipBITS: Using the iPhone Camera’s Zoom Button

Certain recent models of the iPhone feature a dedicated zoom button in the Camera app’s viewfinder. It may do more than you realized.

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09:00
Dropbox Extensions arrive to enhance third-party...

Dropbox is out today with news that it is refreshing its third-party software integration program with new capabilities and partnerships. Dropbox Extensions will offer new features along with integration from big names like Adobe, Autodesk, Vimeo, Docusign, and more.

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09:00
Dropbox taps third-party apps for file editing on...

Dropbox started out as a simple online vault for your most important files, but over the years the company moved from just having a place to store and share documents to a place where you can get collaborative work done on them. Today, Dropbox is ann...

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08:57
Here are all of the Apple retail store openings,...




With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Nov. 6 with the reopening date of Apple The Westchester in New York state.

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08:46
Apple Store Openings This Month: The Westchester,...

Apple has announced that two of its retail stores in the United States will reopen over the next week following months of renovations, while two brand new locations are also expected to open in Paris and Bangkok.

Apple Third Street Promenade prior to renovations this year

Apple The Westchester in White Plains, New York is set to reopen Saturday, November 10 at 10 a.m. local time, while Apple Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California is slated to reopen Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m. local time. Each store has received a facelift based on Apple's latest retail design.

Apple is celebrating the reopening of its Third Street Promenade store with colorful artwork and Today at Apple sessions.

"We're celebrating the vibrant creative minds that fill Santa Monica with color through a new wave of inspiring Today at...

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08:44
Chase launches Apple Ultimate Rewards Store for...

Chase is expanding its rewards program for credit card holders with a new way to buy Apple products using points. The new Apple Ultimate Rewards Store includes a variety of Apple hardware including iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, Mac, HomePod, and Apple TV. Chase is also launching a limited time offer on eligible Apple merchandise to promote the new program.

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08:44
Netflix has six new animated films and series in the...

As Disney gears up for its own streaming service, Netflix is adding to its slate of family content, and it just revealed six new animated projects that are in the works. As Variety reports, the latest animated additions include two films and four ser...

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08:33
Even with all the improvements to the iPad Pro, it...




I was hopeful that this would be the year that I could shift my workflow to the iPad Pro, but once again, there is nothing on Apple's tablet line that is able to usurp my Mac. Let's talk about why.

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08:29
DxO PhotoLab 2.0.0.9 - Image enhancement for RAW and...

DxO PhotoLab (was DxO Optics Pro) provides a complete set of smart assisted corrections that you can manually fine-tune at any time. Take control on every aspect of your photos: effectively remove noise, get rid of light constraints, recover color details, apply sophisticated optical corrections, and enhance details.

Features

  • DxO Smart Lighting - Optimizes the dynamic range of your image and brings out the details from both under- and overexposed areas.
  • DxO ClearView - Intelligently boosts local contrast and effectively removes distant haze.
  • DxO PRIME - Automatically denoises high ISO RAW images and recovers accurate details and colors based on our exclusive algorithms.
  • Optical Corrections - Leverage your gear with tailored automatic corrections based on DxO’s renowned scientific expertise in measurement and calibration.
  • Introducing U...
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08:27
Opera 56.0.3051.99 - High-performance Web browser.

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



Version 56.0.3051.99:

  • DNA-72644 extension desktop capture does not work properly
  • DNA-73176 Cannot see full license text on opera://about/credits
  • DNA-73285 [Linux] No tab separator
  • DNA-73335 Crash at -[ZoomButton setAddressBarModel:]
  • DNA-73492 Coupon toolbar



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08:27
Facebook’s cluelessness helped amplify Myanmar...

As the United States goes to the polls for the 2018 midterms, Facebook's influence is once again under scrutiny. The social network has published a report it commissioned in August from Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). The San Francisco&ndas...

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08:25
Parallels Toolbox 3 adds dark mode for macOS Mojave...




PC virtualization software producer Parallels has released Toolbox 3, with the updated collection of utilities introducing new and enhanced versions of existing tools, as well as adding support for features included in macOS Mojave like its dark mode.

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08:00
The best video-editing apps

Whether you're a YouTuber, filmmaker or hobbyist, there's an embarrassment of video apps available nowadays. On top of incredible free products like Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve, pros can get more power than ever with Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Final C...

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07:56
Step up your fashion sense with the Amazon Echo Look...

When it comes to fashion, we can all use a little help. Of course, having a personal stylist is the dream, but the next-best thing is Amazon’s Echo Look. Amazon’s selling the $200 high-tech selfie cam for 50 percent off today,...

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07:55
BundleHunt Holiday Mac App bundles start at $5 with...

BundleHunt is back with its new Holiday Bundle that includes over 45 popular Mac Apps. Here’s how it works: pay the $5 fee and then you have access to each additional title at just $1 each. Many of these titles sell for $15 to $20 each, so if you’re looking to load up on popular utilities and apps, this is a great time. Each listing will become a permanent part of your library, and you can even purchase multiple license keys if you prefer. More details below, but a few notable apps in the latest BundleHunt promotion include Butler, IMazing, Disk Drill Pro, Roxio Toast Express, and Screens. Check out the entire list right here.

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07:51
Vallum 3.0.2 - $15.00

Vallum is a little tool that helps you monitor and block application connections. It is able to intercept connections at the application layer, and hold them while you decide whether to pass or block them. Vallum's interface is very simple and is icon-based. Its default configuration is not intrusive, and it does not require any interaction or specific networking knowledge or skills. Just drag an app's icon from the Finder into the main Vallum window to block it. To change Vallum's attitude and interaction level, you just have to play with the very few options available. Intercept apps that leak data on the network, drag apps' icons to create firewall rules, run the firewall with one mouse click: Vallum is friendly, it stays in a corner of your Mac's menu bar on top of the screen, it does not pollute your Dock and your desktop, it features a simple interface that everybody can use, and it's powerful because it lets you create complex setups with jails, mixed rules...

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07:47
ForkLift 3.2.9 - Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Multi-Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync...
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07:33
Comment: Is Apple ceasing to report unit sales...

AAPL stock hasn’t been faring too well of late. Aside from general nervousness around tech stocks at present – something which has expanded out into the stock market as a whole – there were two specific factors making investors less optimistic about Apple.

One was that Apple offered holiday quarter guidance toward the low-end of analyst expectations. But the other was that Apple revealed that it would no longer report unit sales for iPhone, iPad and Mac …

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07:31
Google model identifies restaurants that could give...

Google could soon tell you which restaurants are more likely to give you food poisoning, thanks to an algorithm that can identify lapses in food safety in near real time. Working with researchers from Harvard University, Google tested a machine-learn...

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07:25
Garmin Express 6.9.0.0 - Manage your Garmin devices.

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals



Version 6.9.0.0:

  • Optimized Express for MacOS 10.14
  • Dark Mode has been disabled for Express
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • 1440 x 900 display, USB port and 1 GB RAM
  • High speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections)
  • May require up to 20 GB free disk space



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07:15
Find great PC accessories at all-time low prices in...
07:07
Nike+ Run Club gains Apple Watch Series 4 support...

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07:00
Sinemia offers discounted weekday-only movie...

Sinemia might have a way to get you to the movie theater on quieter days of the week. The service has launched weekday subscription plans that cut the prices if you're content with skipping movies on weekends. The exact discounts vary depending on...

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07:00
Mercedes’ AI research could mean faster package...

It looked and worked like a Ferris wheel and it seemed like a good idea. Packages would sit in the basket and rotate for easy access when about to be delivered. Then a gallon of milk got caught in a crossbeam and it exploded all over the back of the...

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06:51
Apple won 53 Patents today covering a Display that...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 53 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. The key patent covered in our report may one day allow audio to pass right through the display of an iDevice. We also cover 2 design patents covering iPhone 7 Plus and one other. We also point to 4 other patents that some may be interested in reviewing today.

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06:46
iPhone XR maker Pegatron says labor shortages fixed...




Pegatron was able to solve workforce shortages in time for the October launch of the iPhone XR, and despite rumors is holding onto its share of production for the device, a report indicated this week.

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06:41
Xiaomi's true wireless 'AirDots'...

Despite big name partnerships with Microsoft and Facebook, Xiaomi is arguably better known for its super-cheap devices, which span smartphones to activity trackers. The Chinese manufacturer's latest budget offering is a pair of true wireless ea...

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06:28
Despite USB-C port, new iPad Pros still don’t...

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06:22
Facebook referred to EU regulator over ad targeting...

Facebook is about to face more scrutiny over its ad targeting methods. Just days after fining Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office has referred the social network to the Irish Data Protection Comm...

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06:21
Foxconn may transfer Chinese engineers to Wisconsin...




Foxconn may transfer engineers from China to staff its under-construction facility in Wisconsin due to a lack of appropriate skilled labor in the area, with Apple's assembly partner keen to meet employment targets in order to retain $3 billion in state and local incentives.

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06:09
Apple patent is for using multiple virtual eGPUs...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,120,728) for “graphical processing unit (GPU) implementing a plurality of virtual GPUs for use with Macs.” Apple and Blackmagic have teamed up for two eGPUs (the eGPU Pro is pictured), but this invention takes this a step further.

In February Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, which added support for external graphics processors (eGPUs). On a traditional physical computer, a GPU typically performs all the capture, encode and rendering to power complex tasks, such as 3D apps and video. A virtual eGPU (VGPU) is a computer processor that renders graphics on a virtual machine’s host server rather than on a physical endpoint device.

NVIDIA...

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06:03
Curtiss is ready to mass-produce its 'Zeus...

Motorcycle-maker Curtiss is finally moving beyond its electric concepts to an EV two-wheeler that may actually make it to the public. It just unveiled two new models of its Zeus prototype -- dubbed Cafe and Bobber -- that are slated for production in...

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05:59
Mac mini review roundup: Apple has done the right...

Reviews of the new MacBook Air may have been somewhat lacking in enthusiasm, but those for the 2018 Mac mini have been almost universally positive. The typical Mac mini review can be summarised as saying that the market for the device has moved on, and Apple has recognized that fact.

Where the Mac mini was once an entry-level device designed to persuade people to switch from Windows desktop PCs, today most people use laptops – and the mini has found a new niche as a semi-pro machine. What Apple has done here is to adapt to the market, giving it the machine it really wants – and being willing to sacrifice entry-level consumers in the process …

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05:33
This week’s best iTunes movie deals: $8 Essentials...

The iTunes movie storefront was just refreshed with a new batch of deals headlined by a new $8 Essentials sale. This is a great way to load up your library with classic and new films from the last 15 years, along with true stories and more. You’ll find those deals along with the usual 4K price drops and this week’s $1 HD rental down below.

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05:32
Microsoft's Bitlocker compromised by bad SSD...

Bad computer security can sometimes have a cascading effect, as researchers from the Netherlands discovered. They first spotted vulnerabilities in the embedded encryption of several SSD models from Samsung and Crucial that allowed them to access data...

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05:02
Waymo blames self-driving collision on pesky human

Waymo has admitted in a blog post that one of its test vehicles hit a motorcycle in Mountain View. The company has defended its technology in the post, though, clarifying that the event was caused by human error. Apparently, the test driver took cont...

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05:00
Specious reasoning: Punching your ticket on the...

In Apple’s quarterly conference call with analysts last week, the company announced that it would no longer be providing unit sales figures for iPhones, iPads and Macs. As was foretold in prophecy (or, in this case, a tweet by The Macalope), the caterwauling about Apple converting to the practice followed by almost everyone else in the industry has begun!

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and home endoscopy hobbyist forum, Peter Cohan brings us “3 Reasons To Sell Apple Now.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Tibor.)

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04:59
MacBook Air review roundup: Nice; late; Apple now a...

Following the iPad Pro reviews, the MacBook Air review embargo has lifted today – and they make for surprising reading.

I fully expected the reviews to grumble about the $200 price hike over the old MacBook Air, and over how long it took Apple to update the machine, but conclude that this is clearly the best choice for a typical MacBook user. Some did reach that conclusion, but a surprising number said that you might be better off instead paying the extra $100 for the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.

The tone of almost every MacBook Air review is muted. Most feel this is the machine Apple should have launched years ago, and that where Apple once lead the ultra-portable market, today it’s merely keeping pace with it …

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04:48
The 2018 Retina MacBook Air

The elephant in the room at last week’s Apple event was Intel.

Apple introduced two products based on Intel chips — the new MacBook Air and new Mac Mini — but barely mentioned the company’s name. The word “Intel” appeared on a single slide during VP of hardware engineering Laura Legros’s presentation of the new MacBook Air. She also spoke the word once, saying the new Airs have “the latest Intel integrated graphics”. In the presentation of the new Mac Mini, “Intel” never appeared in a slide and wasn’t mentioned. The CPUs in the new Mini were simply described as 4-core and 6-core “8th generation” processors.

One slide, one mention.

Apple is not going to throw Intel under the bus — they’re taking an “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” approach, as they should. Macs are...

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04:48
The 2018 Retina MacBook Air

The elephant in the room at last week’s Apple event was Intel.

Apple introduced two products based on Intel chips — the new MacBook Air and new Mac Mini — but barely mentioned the company’s name. The word “Intel” appeared on a single slide during VP of hardware engineering Laura Legros’s presentation of the new MacBook Air. She also spoke the word once, saying the new Airs have “the latest Intel integrated graphics”. In the presentation of the new Mac Mini, “Intel” never appeared in a slide and wasn’t mentioned. The CPUs in the new Mini were simply described as 4-core and 6-core “8th generation” processors.

One slide, one mention.

Apple is not going to throw Intel under the bus — they’re taking an “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” approach, as they should. Macs are...

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04:35
Shark Tank Investor Kevin O'Leary Dumped AAPL...

Kevin O'Leary, chairman of O'Shares ETFs and an investor on "Shark Tank," told CNBC on Monday he dumped Apple stock within "seconds" of the tech giant's announcement last week that it would stop revealing device unit sales.

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04:30
Nike+ Run Club update enlists Siri as your exercise...

Nike has updated its iOS Run Club app to add a couple of features encouraging you to run more. The app's latest version features Siri Suggestions integration, which means your iOS Spotlights will urge you to put on your running shoes based on your pr...

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04:00
In Q3 Apple's iOS made Strong Gains in the U.S...

A new analytical report this morning notes that "Healthy early sales of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models in the States are good news for Apple. Combined with the continued strong momentum we’re seeing among its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, these sales have contributed to ...

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03:55
Bird launches UK's first scooter sharing...

London faces some of the biggest transport problems in the world, but one startup thinks its electric scooter scheme could be the solution -- as long as it can get around the UK's draconian vehicle laws. US company Bird is set to launch the UK's firs...

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03:54
Mac mini 2018 Reviews Roundup: Long-Awaited Update...

The first round of Mac mini reviews were published online this morning. Below we've highlighted some of the key takeaways from around the web ahead of Apple's official November 7 launch.

Four years in the waiting, the new Mac mini comes in Space Gray, features 4- and 6-core 8th-Generation Intel Core processors, four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, support for up to 64GB RAM, and up to 2TB of solid-state storage. It also includes Apple's T2 chip for added security.

On the mini's largely unchanged design:

In the last few years, Intel has pushed the idea of extremely small desktop PCs, leading people like me to speculate that perhaps the next Mac mini would be even more mini. That didn’t happen. Instead, Apple has decided to use the existing Mac mini design, a...

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03:44
MacBook Air Reviews Roundup: 'Best Computer for...

Apple's embargo lifted today on the first full-length reviews of the new MacBook Air.

The new MacBook Air via The Verge

The new MacBook Air features a faster 1.6GHz dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a Retina display, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1.5TB of SSD storage, and Intel UHD Graphics 617. It also has Touch ID, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and the same third-generation butterfly keyboard as the latest MacBook Pro.

Review Highlights

The Verge's Dieter Bohn:So let me just bottom line it: this new MacBook Air is faster than the old MacBook Air, but not by the kind of margin you'd expect after three years (or even one, if...

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03:15
Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1, seeks to resolve...

Following the release of watchOS 5.1 on October 30th, a number of early downloaders reported that the update had “bricked” their devices. Apple quickly pulled the release “as a precaution.”

On Monday, Apple release the fix via watchOS 5.1.1, which is now available for download.

Apple’s patch notes on the update didn’t mention the bricking issue, instead citing the usual “improvements and bug fixes.”

The watchOS 5.1.1 patch arrives with a new feature wherein the Apple Watch 4 will now automatically call emergency contacts if it detects that you’ve suffered a hard fall.

Apple doesn’t highlight these in the patch notes, but the watchOS 5.1 also came with support for 70 new emoji and new full-screen, minimalist color watch faces for the Apple Watch 4.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall. The watch will now also...

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03:02
How to mute and unmute audio in Safari tabs in macOS...

Safari lets you mute audio in any open tabs. You can do this right from the Smart Search field, so there’s no need to click through all your tabs to locate the one you want to silence. If you’re viewing a tab that’s not playing audio, the Audio button in the Smart Search field is white with a blue outline. If the tab is playing audio, the Audio button is solid blue.

Mute audio in the tab you’re viewing: Click the Audio button  in the Smart Search field.

Mute audio in other tabs: If you’re viewing several websites that are playing audio, Option-click the Audio button  in the Smart Search field to let audio play in the tab you’re currently viewing and mute the audio in other tabs.

Mute all audio: If you’re viewing a website that’s not playing audio and other tabs are playing audio, click the Audio button  in the Smart Search field to quickly mute all audio in other tabs. 

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Mac mini 2018 Review: Apple's mightiest mini yet




With the Mac mini finally refreshed after four years, we finally have our hands on the newest model. We've spent some time running it through the ringer to test Apple's mightiest mini yet.

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03:00
MacBook Air 2018 Review: Apple's most popular...




Apple has repeatedly described the MacBook Air as the most popular Mac in its lineup, with years of neglect leaving some intimidatingly large shoes for the new 2018 upgrade to fill. After spending the last several days using it as our daily driver, we're here with our review of Apple's latest portable Mac.

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03:00
Rumor: Apple Pay to launch in Germany in near future

If you’re headed to Europe, this is going to come in handy.

Apple Pay is about to launch in Germany, complete with banks like HVB and Bunq having already sent out emails to customers to inform them of this fact..

On Apple’s German website, Apple Pay is listed as “coming soon.” Plus, in the recent earnings call Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that German Apple Pay would come in “late 2018.”

The supported banks and cards will include:

boon

comdirect

Edenred

Fidor Bank

Hanseatic Bank

Vim Pay

maestro

HypoVereinsbank

N26

O2 Banking

If you’re traveling and run into Apple Pay in Germany, please let us know about your experience with it in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer and...

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MacBook Air review: Out with the old and in with the...

Apple says the MacBook Air is “the most beloved notebook ever,” and it’s not wrong. The huge success of the original Air had ripple effects throughout the industry, but it has languished in recent years. For the last three years or so, Apple had kept up with neither technological nor design advances in its most important laptop.

Now, the MacBook Air has finally been brought up to modern Mac laptop standards, skipping forward three generations of Intel processors, adding a Retina display and Thunderbolt 3 ports, and giving us three color options, among other things. But it feels a bit like Apple threw out the baby with the bathwater, jettisoning some features of the MacBook Air that make it so well-loved.

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$799 Mac mini review: Impressive multi-core...

It’s been ages since the Mac mini received an update, so we can see how fans of Apple’s smallest Mac would be happy for any improvements. On the flipside, because the mini hasn’t been updated for four long years, you may have convinced yourself that Apple would make dramatic changes—yet the update is pretty much limited to a processor upgrade.

If you were anticipating a major overhaul, your disappointment is understandable. But get over it, because the new Mac mini is a worthy Mac for $799. In fact, in our benchmarks, its performance is fast enough to give the iMac some competition. If you’re buying a new Mac, you should definitely consider the Mac mini, because you could end up saving some money—and still get a soild, fast Mac.

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Leviton Decora Mini Plug-In Outlet (model DW15P)...

Tired of smart plugs that block adjacent outlets? Give this svelte model a try.

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Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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LibreOffice 6.1.3.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.



Version 6.1.3.2:

  • Quality, stability, security improvements over the previous release



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