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Tuesday June 18

10:29
Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After...

Red Giant has announced VFX Suite, a new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe After Effects, part of Adobe Creative Cloud. 

Comprised of nine tools in total, Red Giant VFX Suite offers a toolkit for realistic VFX composites, automatic chroma-keying, accurate planar tracking, object replacement/removal, photo-realistic glow effects, prismatic displacement effects, and camera-inspired lens flares for visual effects and motion graphics. All are accessible right within Adobe After Effects, and all come with a GPU-accelerated engine.

VFX Suite costs $999 for a full license and $499 for an academic license. All tools work in Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later. Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Optical Glow and Chromatic Displacement also work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 and later. And they all work on both macOS and Windows.

The...

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10:29
Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After...

Red Giant has announced VFX Suite, a new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe After Effects, part of Adobe Creative Cloud. 

Comprised of nine tools in total, Red Giant VFX Suite offers a toolkit for realistic VFX composites, automatic chroma-keying, accurate planar tracking, object replacement/removal, photo-realistic glow effects, prismatic displacement effects, and camera-inspired lens flares for visual effects and motion graphics. All are accessible right within Adobe After Effects, and all come with a GPU-accelerated engine.

VFX Suite costs $999 for a full license and $499 for an academic license. All tools work in Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later. Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Optical Glow and Chromatic Displacement also work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 and later. And they all work on both macOS and Windows.

The...

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10:29
Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After...

Red Giant has announced VFX Suite, a new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe After Effects, part of Adobe Creative Cloud. 

Comprised of nine tools in total, Red Giant VFX Suite offers a toolkit for realistic VFX composites, automatic chroma-keying, accurate planar tracking, object replacement/removal, photo-realistic glow effects, prismatic displacement effects, and camera-inspired lens flares for visual effects and motion graphics. All are accessible right within Adobe After Effects, and all come with a GPU-accelerated engine.

VFX Suite costs $999 for a full license and $499 for an academic license. All tools work in Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later. Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Optical Glow and Chromatic Displacement also work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 and later. And they all work on both macOS and Windows.

The...

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10:29
Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After...

Red Giant has announced VFX Suite, a new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe After Effects, part of Adobe Creative Cloud. 

Comprised of nine tools in total, Red Giant VFX Suite offers a toolkit for realistic VFX composites, automatic chroma-keying, accurate planar tracking, object replacement/removal, photo-realistic glow effects, prismatic displacement effects, and camera-inspired lens flares for visual effects and motion graphics. All are accessible right within Adobe After Effects, and all come with a GPU-accelerated engine.

VFX Suite costs $999 for a full license and $499 for an academic license. All tools work in Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later. Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Optical Glow and Chromatic Displacement also work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 and later. And they all work on both macOS and Windows.

The...

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10:23
Top Apple App Store publishers earning 64% more than...

The top 100 earning app publishers across Apple’s App Store and Google Play generated a combined average of $130.4 million in consumer spending globally during the first quarter of 2019, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates reveal. The App Store’s top publishers saw average gross income of $83.8 million, which was 64% more than the average of $51 million spent across Google Play’s 100 highest-earning app makers.

The research group analyzed quarterly consumer spending in apps from the top 100 publishers on the App Store and Google Play between quarter one (Q1) of 2014 and 2019. Sensor Tower’s analysis revealed a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 31 percent over this period, with the App Store and Google Play’s individual CAGR at a closely matched 31.3% and 31.2%, respectively.

The average consumer spend per top 100 publisher globally last quarter...

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10:16
How to update iPhone and iPad to iOS 13 developer...

After requiring an installation via iTunes for the first iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta, Apple has released the second developer beta as an OTA yesterday. However, you won’t automatically see it appear under software updates in Settings. Follow along for how to update to the second iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 developer betas.

more…

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10:15
PDFpenPro 11.0.3 - Advanced PDF toolkit for HTML...

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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10:11
YouTuber known for 'shitty robots' turns...

Why wait on Elon Musk to deliver your perfect vehicle when you can just make one yourself? YouTuber and inventor Simone Giertz needed a truck to carry materials for her creations, but didn't want a gas-guzzling pickup. So the 28-year-old robotics ent...

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10:07
PDFpen 11.0.3 - Edit and annotate PDFs with ease.

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag-and...
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10:02
Google reveals plans to build 20,000 Bay Area homes

Google says it'll invest in thousands of new homes in the Bay Area over the next decade, in the hopes of helping many of its employees and other residents find an affordable place to live in one of the planet's most expensive regions. CEO Sundar Pich...

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09:42
Google Calendar was down for some users across the...




Google endured an outage for Calendar, the search company's widely-used scheduling tool, with users unable to access the web-based organizational aid for multiple hours on Tuesday, an issue that disrupted work for many businesses around the world.

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09:40
With Disney in charge, Hulu plans original content...

Now that Disney is in charge of Hulu, the streaming service is going to get more original content. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told CNBC that Hulu's "investment in original programming will increase significantly." Freer credits the change to "the capacity...

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09:30
Kanex announces unique 6-in-1 Multiport USB-C...

The recent announcement by Apple highlighting the features of iPadOS really pointed out one thing — the iPad, and especially the iPad Pro, is becoming more of a laptop replacement than ever. A number of accessory manufacturers have come out with docks for the iPad Pro, but most are simply re-branded USB-C hubs for the MacBook line. Kanex did something completely different, and today announced the 6-in-1 Multiport USB-C Docking Station for iPad Pro. It works with both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models (3rd generation) of the iPad Pro and retails for $99.95.

So, what does this 6-in-1 dock include? USB-C Power Delivery, SD and micro-SD card readers, a 4K HDMI port, a USB-C passthrough port, and a 35mm (1/8-inch) audio out jack. What I love about the design and what makes it so unique is that it clamps onto the upper right corner of the iPad so it’s out of the way — many of the other...

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09:29
LG's V50 ThinQ 5G comes to Verizon on June 20th

It's still slim pickings for 5G smartphones in the US, but your choices are widening ever so slightly. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is adding the LG V50 ThinQ to its 5G lineup on June 20th, ending Sprint's brief head start on carrying the hand...

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09:04
iPad mini 5 deals, SanDisk storage sale, and elago’s...
09:00
Apple’s Tim Cook makes Glassdoor Top CEOs list for...

Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting marketplace, has issued its 7th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Top CEOs in 2019. Only two CEOs have made the list all seven years including #55 Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (with a 94% approval rating) and #69 Apple’s Tim Cook (92% approval).

Cook is up 27 notches. Last year he ranked 96th on the list with a 91% approval rating.

The ten Top CEOs in 2019 in the U.S. are:

1. VMware’s Pat Gelsinger (99% approval)

2. H E B’s Charles C. Butt (99% approval)

3. In-N-Out Burger’s Lynsi Snyder (99% approval)

4. T-Mobile’s John Legere (99% approval)

5. Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen (98% approval)

6. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella (99% approval)

7. McKinsey & Company’s Kevin Sneader (98...

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08:48
watchOS 6 should support direct-to-Apple Watch...




Further signalling that the Apple Watch may become independent from iPhones later this year, current watchOS 6 betas appear to support direct OS updates -- with one catch.

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08:48
FontExplorer X Pro 6.0.8 - Font management software.

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.

FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts...

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08:44
Instagram down globally: Unable to refresh feed error

The popular photo sharing service Instagram is down again. To be more precise, the service appears to be going through a “hiccup” stage – some

The post Instagram down globally: Unable to refresh feed error appeared first on iLounge.

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08:43
I screwed up

The tech media is always happy to jump on Apple. Let’s see if they report this story as “thoroughly” as they reported the original.

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08:40
Affinity Designer 1.7.1 - Vector graphic design...

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

Vector tools

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

Raster tools

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



Version 1....

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08:33
Volvo's self-driving buses and trucks will run...

Volvo's self-driving trucks will have some familiar hardware under the hood. The automaker has signed a deal with NVIDIA that will use the chip company's Drive platform to "train, test and deploy" a slew of large self-driving vehicles that include b...

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08:22
Apple won 34 Patents Today Covering Apple Watch...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two major patents and an Apple Store design patent that covers a shelving unit that supports an HDTV. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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08:20
Apple Watch Gets Over-the-Air Software Update...

Apple appears to be in the process of decoupling the iPhone from the watchOS update process on the Apple Watch.

In the first beta of watchOS 6, the Apple Watch gained its own over-the-air software update mechanism under Settings > General > Software Update. As on the iPhone, the mechanism checks for any available watchOS update and, if prompted, downloads the update directly to the Apple Watch.

The mechanism became functional on Monday when Apple seeded the second beta of watchOS 6 to developers.

As noted by Jeremy Horwitz, however, users still must review and accept the watchOS terms and conditions using an iPhone. Hopefully this is a temporary step that Apple removes before...

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08:16
Google Calendar is back, so get to work (updated)

Google Calendar went down today in the US, UK and most of Europe, throwing working people off their schedules. Visitors to Google Calendar on desktop began receiving a 404 error around 10AM ET. The company confirmed it is working on the issue in an u...

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08:11
App Store continues to vastly outpace Google Play in...




Publishers behind the biggest apps in the App Store are earning considerably more from Apple's virtual storefront than from Google Play, Sensor Tower estimates suggest, with iOS apps bringing in 64% more revenue than Android counterparts.

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08:05
Here are 40+ changes in iOS 13 beta 2




As expected, the second beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS contains a number of new features and changes. Here are over 40 that we've pinpointed so far.

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08:03
CalDigit's Connect 10G joins Thunderbolt 3 Macs...




CalDigit on Tuesday launched the Connect 10G, an adapter bridging Thunderbolt 3 Mac and Windows PCs with 10-gigabit Ethernet networks.

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08:00
Satechi now sells a HomeKit plug that turns one dumb...

Smart outlets that work with Apple HomeKit are super common these days, so how does a new entry stand out in the market? Satechi may have the answer with its brand new Dual Smart Outlet, a two-in-one design HomeKit smart outlet that doesn’t block other outlets.

more…

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08:00
Satechi releases HomeKit-capable Dual Smart Outlet




Satechi is entering the smart home market with the new HomeKit-equipped Dual Smart Outlet, which is available to order starting today.

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08:00
Satechi launches a HomeKit-compatible Dual Smart...

Image via Satechi

Keeping with their business of providing Apple users with great accessories, Satechi today launched a HomeKit-compatible Dual Smart Outlet. The device provides for fully customizable time schedules and shortcuts using Apple’s Home app as well as Satechi’s own Home app.

The two power outlets allow individual control of connected appliances, and also offer real-time energy monitoring through the app to encourage efficient energy usage.

The Dual Smart Outlet is available for $59.99. As an incentive to try the new product, Satechi is offering a 30% discount off of the Dual Smart Outlet through June 23rd — just use the promo code DUALOUTLET on Satechi.net or Amazon.com when purchasing.

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07:42
Cardhop 1.1 Adds Multiple Business Cards, Template...

Cardhop 1.1 came out today, bringing with it a lot of improvements: Template settings to customize fields and labels for new contacts; smart group templates: Create smart groups that automatically update based on common contact searches; multiple business cards: create separate business cards for different situations; business card settings automatically sync between devices using iCloud; stickers! Express yourself in iMessage with Cardhop’s sticker pack; Gravatar support to automatically find contact photos by email when adding or editing contacts; support for sending messages to groups with the parser; added YouTube social profile label, and more. App Store: US$3.99


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07:35
Westwood’s 1997 ‘Blade Runner’ is playable again on...

For years it seemed Westwood's Blade Runner might be lost for good. The 1997 adventure game that meticulously recreated the film's universe has becoming increasingly difficult to play on modern PCs. In 2003, the game's source code was lost, and it se...

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07:22
Apple leads the global premium smartphone market,...

Apple still leads the global premium smartphone market, but the company’s declining shipments has pulled down the global smartphone premium segment. Data from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor Service for quarter one (Q1) of 2019, shows that Apple’s shipments fell 20% year-on-year in Q1 2019, resulting in an 8%  year-over-year decline for the global premium segment ($400 and higher). 

However, as Apple is losing ground, Samsung is gaining share. During the quarter, Samsung ended up with one-fourth of the global premium segment, its highest ever share over the past year. This was also the first time when Samsung launched three devices instead of the usual two in its S series, thus covering wider price points.

According to Counterpoint’s...

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07:17
Hands-on: The best iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 features [...

After going hands-on with over 250 new changes and features across both iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, I set out to distill the list down to 13 of my favorite new features. What stands out the most amongst so many changes? Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for the details and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more iOS 13 coverage. more…

The post Hands-on: The best iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 features [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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07:17
IBM AI helps predict breast cancer a year before it...

IBM isn't just using AI to predict diabetes. Its researchers have developed an AI model that can predict malignant breast cancer within a year with an 87 percent accuracy rate comparable to human radiologists. While there are already AI prediction...

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07:08
∞ 13 subtle iOS 13 features worth knowing about

[VIDEO] Interested in learning more about what’s coming with iOS 13? Some solid hidden features in this video (embedded in the main Loop post), worth watching.

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07:05
New Apple Store design changes prioritize a...

Apple is evolving its in-store shopping experience with signage and display fixtures that remove ambiguity and encourage increased hands-on interaction with products. New designs that have been spotted in multiple locations reflect the changing requirements of busy stores and appear to address common customer needs.

more…

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07:05
New Apple Store design changes prioritize a...

Apple is evolving its in-store shopping experience with signage and display fixtures that remove ambiguity and encourage increased hands-on interaction with products. New designs that have been spotted in multiple locations reflect the changing requirements of busy stores and appear to address common customer needs.

more…

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07:01
You care more about your privacy than you think

Charlie Warzel, New York Times, writing about this experiment by Harvard researcher Dan Svirsky:

Svirsky ran a series of tests where he had participants fill out online surveys for money and made them decide whether to share their Facebook profile data with a survey taker in exchange for a bonus (in some cases, 50 cents). In a direct trade-off scenario, Svirsky found that 64 percent of participants refused to share their Facebook profile in exchange for 50 cents and a majority were “unwilling to share their Facebook data for $2.50.” In sum: Respondents generally sacrificed a small bonus to keep from turning over personal information.

And:

But things changed when Svirsky introduced the smallest bit of friction. When participants were faced with what he calls “a veiled trade-off,” where survey takers had to click to learn whether...

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07:00
Cardhop contacts fixer adds multiple business cards...

Flexibits brought its excellent contact manager Cardhop from the Mac to iOS earlier this year, and today both versions of the Fantastical maker’s actionable contacts app are being updated with all-new features. Cardhop for iOS expands on the awesome business card feature introduced in version 1.0 plus much more including a fun sticker pack in Messages, and Cardhop for Mac picks up new templates for managing smart groups and more.

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06:57
Body Suite 2 Update Offers New Keep and Contacts Apps

Boxy Suite is a collection of Google apps on the Mac, to give users a native, non-web experience. Today Boxy Suite 2 is rolling out, with automatic dark mode; new apps for Google Keep and Google Contacts; a quick launcher to change your account, navigate between sections, and launch task managers; integration with task managers like Things, OmniFocus, 2Do, and Todoist; instant account switching; unread counts for all accounts; notifications for all accounts; improved Minimal Mode; and opening links in the background. The Dashboard has also been revamped, and a bunch of fixes in Boxy for Calendar are also available.


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06:47
Kanex announces portable docking station for the...

Kanex has announced a docking station for the iPad Pro that turns a USB-C port into six ports including a 3.5 mm Audio Jack, SD, Micro SD, USB-C Power Delivery, USB 3.0 and HDMI port. 

The Kanex iAdapt Multiport Docking Station for iPad Pro is available for pre-order. It costs $99.95. It works with our without Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio.

“Our new docking station for the iPad provides six ports for enabling connections to more external devices to create for personal, school or work,” says Tracy Thomas, director of marketing, Kanex. “Since it's small and slides securely onto the top of your iPad, it can be taken and used where ever...

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06:34
A look at plugging in an iOS device into a Mac...

This is the new look and feel of the post-iTunes way of showing an iOS device plugged into your Mac. Just as you’d expect if you plugged an external drive into your Mac, your plugged in device will appear in the Finder’s sidebar.

Excellent job by Stephen Hackett laying all this out. This looks like a very clean implementation by Apple, a nice step forward.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:32
Best Buy will dedicate store space to 'smart...

Best Buy thinks it might have another way to remain relevant in the face of online shopping: diving head-first into smart fitness technology that often benefits from hands-on time. The big-box retailer has launched a fitness initiative that includes...

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06:28
BetterTouchTool 3.083 - 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-finger tap bottom-middle...
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06:27
Typinator for macOS revved to version 8

Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 9, a new version of their text expander for the Mac. It improves support for macOS.

In particular, Typinator contains built-in helper applications that have now been updated to 64-bit, which is required on Mojave. Version 8.0 offers a new statistics mode, Magic Keys, a new graphical mini menu bar, and more. With PopChar 8.2 or newer installed, you can now use Typinator to search for and insert arbitrary Unicode characters by their name or Unicode number.

Typinator 8 requires macOS 10.8 or newer. It can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 8 is free for anyone who purchased a license on or after Jan. 1, 2019. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.

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06:27
Typinator for macOS revved to version 8

Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 9, a new version of their text expander for the Mac. It improves support for macOS.

In particular, Typinator contains built-in helper applications that have now been updated to 64-bit, which is required on Mojave. Version 8.0 offers a new statistics mode, Magic Keys, a new graphical mini menu bar, and more. With PopChar 8.2 or newer installed, you can now use Typinator to search for and insert arbitrary Unicode characters by their name or Unicode number.

Typinator 8 requires macOS 10.8 or newer. It can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 8 is free for anyone who purchased a license on or after Jan. 1, 2019. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.

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06:27
Typinator for macOS revved to version 8

Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 9, a new version of their text expander for the Mac. It improves support for macOS.

In particular, Typinator contains built-in helper applications that have now been updated to 64-bit, which is required on Mojave. Version 8.0 offers a new statistics mode, Magic Keys, a new graphical mini menu bar, and more. With PopChar 8.2 or newer installed, you can now use Typinator to search for and insert arbitrary Unicode characters by their name or Unicode number.

Typinator 8 requires macOS 10.8 or newer. It can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 8 is free for anyone who purchased a license on or after Jan. 1, 2019. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.

The post Typinator for macOS revved to version 8 appeared first on...

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06:27
Typinator for macOS revved to version 8

Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 9, a new version of their text expander for the Mac. It improves support for macOS.

In particular, Typinator contains built-in helper applications that have now been updated to 64-bit, which is required on Mojave. Version 8.0 offers a new statistics mode, Magic Keys, a new graphical mini menu bar, and more. With PopChar 8.2 or newer installed, you can now use Typinator to search for and insert arbitrary Unicode characters by their name or Unicode number.

Typinator 8 requires macOS 10.8 or newer. It can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 8 is free for anyone who purchased a license on or after Jan. 1, 2019. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.

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06:23
Apple files for two patents for an ‘avatar creation...

Apple has filed for two patents (number 10,325,416 and 10,325,417) for an “avatar creation user interface” for Animoji and Memoji.

Animojis are one type of this other multimedia content, where a user can select an avatar (e.g., a puppet) to represent themselves. The Animoji can move and talk as if it were a video of the user. Animojis enable users to create personalized versions of emojis in a fun and creative way.

Memoji is the name used for iOS’s personalized “Animoji" characters that can be created and customized right within Messages by choosing from a set of inclusive and diverse characteristics to form a unique personality. 

Both patents involve creating and editing avatars, and navigating avatar selection interfaces. In some examples, an avatar feature user interface includes a plurality of feature options that can be customized to create an avatar. In other examples, different types of avatars can be managed for use...

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06:21
Twitch sues hijackers who streamed porn and violent...

Twitch had a tough time getting troll streamers in control after they hijacked an unused category for Valve's Artifact. The hijackers livestreamed porn, pirated Game of Thrones episodes, other copyrighted material, violent videos and, perhaps most eg...

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06:18
Checking out what’s new with iOS 13 Beta 2

Follow the headline link to the release notes, then search for “New Features”. Rinse and repeat. So much to see.

One particular nugget I can’t wait to take for a spin:

Audio sharing is compatible with AirPods (1st generation or later) and PowerBeats Pro. iPhone 8 or later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation or later), iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), or iPod touch (7th generation or later) is required. (51331268)

One definite benefit to keeping those first gen AirPods around if you upgrade to gen2 or the PowerBeats Pro.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:00
StandONE is the glossy, minimalist stand for the...

We see a lot of iPhone stands here at Apple World Today, but this is the first that we’ve seen that would probably receive a nod of approval from Jony Ive. StandONE is a uni-body stainless steel stand with a highly-reflective mirror-polished finish that looks great with iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and Xr.

Perfectly matching the sleek design of the iPhone X series, the solid stainless steel provides stable support. There’s a silicon support to protect your device from scratches, as well as an anti-slip silicone pad on the bottom. What’s perfect is that the StandONE is portable, so you can take it with you for hands-free viewing of your favorite TV shows, movies, or YouTube adventures.

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06:00
The best multi-effects pedal for new guitarists

When I first started playing guitar way back in 1995 (or maybe it was 1994?) the idea of a digital multi-effects pedal was still pretty new. The Zoom 505 was the biggest game in town, if you wanted a pile of effects in a compact package for a reasona...

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05:54
Apple Granted Patents for a Next-Gen iPad Pro...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover three granted patent. The first granted patent is titled "Hinge assembly with layered friction elements" which covers a next-gen hinge system for both a next generation MacBook and the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard Folio.

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05:52
Best iTunes movie deals of the week: $10 4K sale, $1...

Following yesterday’s particularly notable TV show sale at iTunes, we’re getting a fresh batch of deals this morning headlined by 4K films for $10. We also have a new $1 rental promotion and the usual smattering of $5 movie deals. Hit the jump for all of our top picks.

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05:51
Kanex launches iAdapt USB-C Multiport Docking...




Adding to the small number of hubs taking advantage of USB-C on 2018 iPad Pros, Kanex on Tuesday announced the iAdapt Multiport Docking Station, turning one connection into six.

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05:49
Dr. Mario World coming to iOS devices on July 10

According to Nintendo's Twitter account, Dr. Mario World will launch on iOS devices on July 10. Pre-registration is now open at the Apple App Store.

The game is free, but does tout in-app purchases. In Dr. Mario World, players must match capsules with viruses and watch them disappear. Match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them.

However, each puzzling stage’s configuration of viruses must be cleared using a limited number of capsules. Dr. Mario World features Mario and a host of other popular Nintendo characters.

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05:47
Apple to release OLED iPhone with 5G support in 2020

Apple sells a lot of products but only the iPhone sells like hotcakes. The 2019 iPhone isn’t out yet and already reports pertaining to the

The post Apple to release OLED iPhone with 5G support in 2020 appeared first on iLounge.

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05:42
Judge: Apple can’t disqualify co-lead counsel in...

A California federal judge has rejected Apple's bid to disqualify co-lead counsel in a class action suit over iPhone performance for making references to confidential materials in open court, but strongly cautioned the lawyers not to repeat the mistake, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

The tech giant wanted two lawyers from the firm Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy to be removed from the lawsuit, with Joseph Cotchett and Mark Molumphy repeatedly referencing three Apple documents marked "Highly Confidential - Attorneys' Eyes Only" during a March public hearing. Apple also argued that Cotchett responded by "deflecting blame,...

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05:39
Rescue plan for Apple supplier Japan Display in...

The long-running saga surrounding troubled Apple supplier Japan Display continues, with a much-touted rescue plan today thrown into doubt.

A backer who was putting up almost a third of the cash for Japan Display’s belated expansion plans for OLED screens has withdrawn ….

more…

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05:38
Case manufacturer Olixar betting on three lenses for...




Accessory producer Olixar has started to produce protectors for the rear camera module of the 2019 iPhone models, with the firm seemingly confident of the size and layout of the square camera bump arriving with the smartphones this fall.

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05:31
Dish will install your smart home gadgets for a flat...

Dish is having another go at the smart home. The satellite TV provider has been offering smart technology installation services to its own customers for years, but today it launches OnTech, a service that will set up a whole range of devices for you,...

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05:15
Apple loses $500 million bidding war for J.J. Abrams...




J.J. Abrams production company Bad Robot is finalizing a near $500 million partnership with WarnerMedia, with other suitors Disney, Sony, and Apple losing out.

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05:06
Apple considering further measures to save Japan...




The financially struggling Japan Display is reportedly in talks with Apple about reinvestment and waiving debts following its loss of a bailout partner this week.

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05:00
Kanex unveils 6-in-1 USB-C dock for iPad Pro, works...

Kanex has launched its new iAdapt 6-in-1 Multiport USB-C Docking Station today for the 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Featured ports on the new hub include USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSDXC card slot, and more.

more…

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05:00
glass+ 360 can protect that Apple Watch (if you’re...

If you’re a sports-playing klutz like me, it’s easy to scratch the screen of your pricey Apple Watch. If you’re playing a team sport, you should simply take it off so you don’t whack someone in the face with it. But, of course, you’ll want to leave it on during workouts, so you can track your progress.

If you’re afraid of marring your Apple Watch screen during such activities, one solution is the $49 glass+ 360. Available in black, olive, and grey, it provides edge-to-edge protection for the smartwatch. Its full-screen adhesive (yep, adhesive) preserves touch-sensitivity so your watch responds as expected to touches, taps, and swipes.

The glass+ 360 has two parts. One is the adhesive “InvisibleShield” layer that glues to the Apple Watch display. I found it tricky to apply without leaving air bubbles...

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05:00
Can’t download an app update? It might be time to...

There’s got to be the name for the paradox that occurs when you’re told by the Mac App Store that you both have an update for a free or purchased app and you can’t install it. Maybe it’s the Apprisoner’s Dilemma? You might experience this no-win situation when you see a message that says “[app name] can’t be installed on [device] because [OS X/macOS] version 10.[X] or later is required.”

This situation occurs when you’re running an older version of macOS than the minimum required for the latest version of the program’s updated code. App developers who routinely revise their apps earn our thanks for adding features, keeping them up to date with the latest system changes, and fixing bugs.

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05:00
Roli's light-up Lumi keyboard teaches you how...

Roli has been making unconventional electronic music instruments for about a decade now. Its Seaboard series take the traditional keyboard design and infuse it with some notable tricks, like pressure-sensitive keys that allow for far more modulation...

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05:00
Palm is selling an unlocked version of its tiny...

As much as Palm's tiny phone has improved over the past several months, there's still been one glaring limitation: you've had to use it on Verizon (Engadget's parent company) in the US. You won't have to be quite so picky after today. Palm has open...

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04:53
Facebook confirms cryptocurrency plans: Libra...

Facebook has confirmed its long-rumored plans for a cryptocurrency, to be named Libra and launch at some point next year. It will launch a cryptocurrency wallet called Calibra at the same time …

more…

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04:44
Lawyers sanctioned for private Apple data leak in...




An attempt by Apple to remove two plaintiff lawyers from an ongoing iPhone throttling lawsuit was denied by a federal judge, but the attorneys were sanctioned by the court for disclosing Apple's confidential information, with one required to ask permission to make further arguments.

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04:29
‘Pokémon Go’ creator buys hybrid board game company...

Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, is up to something -- but exactly what is yet to be revealed. Following a number of AR and game company acquisitions over the last 18 months, Niantic has now purchased London-based Sensible Object, a gam...

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04:14
Apple’s China problems have ‘no easy near-term fix...

There’s long been much talk about Apple’s China problems, a topic given new impetus this year by the company revealing that falling iPhone sales in the country was almost the sole reason for missing its original holiday quarter guidance. CEO Tim Cook said in January that revenue in China fell $4.8B year-on-year, while sales increased elsewhere.

Two more analysts have commented this week, with Credit Suisse taking the more pessimistic view …

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04:06
The Morning After: Apple's Noise app is aimed...

The next frontier of digital health? Your delicate ears. Apple's latest update for iOS and WatchOS is all about hearing health. Meanwhile, we discover how AI could help catch Type 1 diabetes much earlier, and Huawei is still bullish on the future. Oh...

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04:00
What’s new in Apple Maps in iOS 13

Apple has a bad reputation with maps. Seven years ago, Apple replaced Google Maps with its own Apple Maps service in iOS 6, and the rollout was nothing short of disastrous. Apple Maps was inferior to Google Maps in every way: features, stability, accuracy, performance—you name it. It took two years to really clear out the bugs, and Apple has spent the last several years languishing behind Google with a dated, less-detailed data set and a dearth of features. About the only thing Apple Maps has going for it is that it respects your privacy.

With iOS 13, Apple Maps may finally turn the corner. Whether it will be a superior mapping solution to Google Maps remains to be seen, but the beleaguered service may finally close the gap enough that you won’t need to bother with installing the Google Maps app anymore. Here’s what you can expect from Apple Maps with the rollout of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 this fall.

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03:50
Apple Supplier Japan Display is Dealt a Blow as one...

On Friday Reuters reported that Japan Display hadn't received notice of a potential $740 million investment needed to stay afloat. Japan Display (JDI) said in a statement last week that it would make an announcement once it had received notice from the consortium, which includes Taiwanese flat screen maker TPK Holding Co Ltd and Chinese investment firm Harvest Group. A...

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03:46
Server market revenue increased 4.4% year-over-year...

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 4.4% year over year to $19.8 billion during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). Worldwide server shipments declined 5.1% year over year to just under 2.6 million units in 1Q19.

The overall server market slowed in 1Q19 after experiencing six consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth although pockets of robust growth remain. Volume server revenue increased by 4.2% to $16.7 billion, while midrange server revenue grew 30.2% to $2.1 billion. High-end systems contracted steeply for a second consecutive quarter, declining 24.7% year over year to $976 million.

“Demand from both enterprise buyers and hyperscale companies purchasing through ODMs was less voracious than in previous quarters; coupled with a difficult...

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03:46
Server market revenue increased 4.4% year-over-year...

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 4.4% year over year to $19.8 billion during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). Worldwide server shipments declined 5.1% year over year to just under 2.6 million units in 1Q19.

The overall server market slowed in 1Q19 after experiencing six consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth although pockets of robust growth remain. Volume server revenue increased by 4.2% to $16.7 billion, while midrange server revenue grew 30.2% to $2.1 billion. High-end systems contracted steeply for a second consecutive quarter, declining 24.7% year over year to $976 million.

“Demand from both enterprise buyers and hyperscale companies purchasing through ODMs was less voracious than in previous quarters; coupled with a difficult...

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03:46
Server market revenue increased 4.4% year-over-year...

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 4.4% year over year to $19.8 billion during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). Worldwide server shipments declined 5.1% year over year to just under 2.6 million units in 1Q19.

The overall server market slowed in 1Q19 after experiencing six consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth although pockets of robust growth remain. Volume server revenue increased by 4.2% to $16.7 billion, while midrange server revenue grew 30.2% to $2.1 billion. High-end systems contracted steeply for a second consecutive quarter, declining 24.7% year over year to $976 million.

“Demand from both enterprise buyers and hyperscale companies purchasing through ODMs was less voracious than in previous quarters; coupled with a difficult...

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03:46
Server market revenue increased 4.4% year-over-year...

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 4.4% year over year to $19.8 billion during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). Worldwide server shipments declined 5.1% year over year to just under 2.6 million units in 1Q19.

The overall server market slowed in 1Q19 after experiencing six consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth although pockets of robust growth remain. Volume server revenue increased by 4.2% to $16.7 billion, while midrange server revenue grew 30.2% to $2.1 billion. High-end systems contracted steeply for a second consecutive quarter, declining 24.7% year over year to $976 million.

“Demand from both enterprise buyers and hyperscale companies purchasing through ODMs was less voracious than in previous quarters; coupled with a difficult...

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03:20
Dramatic Cost reductions set to transform MicroLED...

Rising from negligible levels this year, the global market for microLED displays is expected to grow to 15.5 million units in 2026 as steep declines in manufacturing costs make the emerging technology suitable for the mass market, according to the recently released IHS Markit Micro LED Display Technology & Market report.

MicroLED shipments in 2019 and 2020 are expected to total less than 1,000, according to business information provider IHS Markit. However, with manufacturing costs plunging during the coming years, microLED pricing will drop as well, allowing the technology to gradually find acceptance in applications including smart watches, televisions, augmented-reality systems and smartphones.

“Despite their extremely high price tag compared to conventional LCD and OLED panels, microLED displays offer advantages in...

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03:20
Dramatic Cost reductions set to transform MicroLED...

Rising from negligible levels this year, the global market for microLED displays is expected to grow to 15.5 million units in 2026 as steep declines in manufacturing costs make the emerging technology suitable for the mass market, according to the recently released IHS Markit Micro LED Display Technology & Market report.

MicroLED shipments in 2019 and 2020 are expected to total less than 1,000, according to business information provider IHS Markit. However, with manufacturing costs plunging during the coming years, microLED pricing will drop as well, allowing the technology to gradually find acceptance in applications including smart watches, televisions, augmented-reality systems and smartphones.

“Despite their extremely high price tag compared to conventional LCD and OLED panels, microLED displays offer advantages in...

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03:20
Dramatic Cost reductions set to transform MicroLED...

Rising from negligible levels this year, the global market for microLED displays is expected to grow to 15.5 million units in 2026 as steep declines in manufacturing costs make the emerging technology suitable for the mass market, according to the recently released IHS Markit Micro LED Display Technology & Market report.

MicroLED shipments in 2019 and 2020 are expected to total less than 1,000, according to business information provider IHS Markit. However, with manufacturing costs plunging during the coming years, microLED pricing will drop as well, allowing the technology to gradually find acceptance in applications including smart watches, televisions, augmented-reality systems and smartphones.

“Despite their extremely high price tag compared to conventional LCD and OLED panels, microLED displays offer advantages in...

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03:20
Dramatic Cost reductions set to transform MicroLED...

Rising from negligible levels this year, the global market for microLED displays is expected to grow to 15.5 million units in 2026 as steep declines in manufacturing costs make the emerging technology suitable for the mass market, according to the recently released IHS Markit Micro LED Display Technology & Market report.

MicroLED shipments in 2019 and 2020 are expected to total less than 1,000, according to business information provider IHS Markit. However, with manufacturing costs plunging during the coming years, microLED pricing will drop as well, allowing the technology to gradually find acceptance in applications including smart watches, televisions, augmented-reality systems and smartphones.

“Despite their extremely high price tag compared to conventional LCD and OLED panels, microLED displays offer advantages in...

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03:15
Rumor: 2020 iPhones to feature OLED screens, 5G...

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report released Monday speculated that Apple will launch its first 5G iPhones in 2020. The report also stated that all three 2020 iPhone models will feature OLED displays, and arrive in 6.7-inch, 5.4-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes.

The 6.1-inch OLED model is apparently the successor to the iPhone XR and will support LTE only. The new 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch phones would support 5G mobile data.

The report’s 5G timeline syncs with expectations in the rumor mill, while the size specifications seem on point as well.

It’s thought that the 5G compatibility in the 2020 iPhone would support the current leading standards, and function with both sub-6GHz and mmWave Technology. Millimeter wave spectrum is what is being deployed across the United States.

Kuo’s report indicated that Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip won’t be ready until 2022, leaving the company dependent on Qualcomm baseband chips to connect to high-speed 5G cellular...

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03:08
iOS 13 uses your iPhone microphone to fix Apple TV...

iOS 13 beta 2 dropped last night with the usual bevy of changes. tvOS has had several surprises, including the addition of Picture-in-Picture video for the TV app. There’s also a new feature that requires iOS 13 and tvOS 13: Wireless Audio Sync.

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03:08
iOS 13 uses your iPhone microphone to fix Apple TV...

iOS 13 beta 2 dropped last night with the usual bevy of changes. tvOS has had several surprises, including the addition of Picture-in-Picture video for the TV app. There’s also a new feature that requires iOS 13 and tvOS 13: Wireless Audio Sync.

more…

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03:02
The latest 'Fortnite' Nerf guns include a...

Hasbro isn't done riding the Fortnite bandwagon now that its themed Nerf guns are here in earnest. The toy maker is launching five new blasters on September 1st, and they might scratch your itch if you're looking for either heavy firepower or someth...

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03:00
Apple Camp applications go live, sessions available...

If you’re looking for something cool for your kids to do this summer, Apple Camp might be the answer.

Applications for Apple Camp opened on Monday, the camp being available to children aged between 8 and 12 in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

The camps, which are based out of Apple Store locations, are crafted from three sessions, each session lasting 90 minutes, some of the sessions including the following:

  • Creating Your Own Song with GarageBand
  • Designing Your Dream Park with iPad
  • Coding Fundamentals and Programming Robots
  • Directing Your Own Movie with Clips and iMovie

Parents and legal guardians can apply via Apple’s web site.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and Apple

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03:00
Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500 Wi-Fi turntable review:...

Yamaha's turntable lets you stream your vinyl LPs to any or every room in your home, thanks to its support for the company's MusicCast wireless streaming platform.

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03:00
Mad Macs: No enthusiasm for the Mac Pro

Apple has failed again to deliver exactly what someone wants! When will the company learn?! It’s very simple: you read the online manifesto and then you get to work! How much simpler could it be?

Writing for The MacObserver, John Khelt decries Apple and its pundit-enablers.

“Mac Pro: All Apologies, Signed Apple Pundits.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Jason and Aaron.)

God I hate Apple pundits.

They never talk about what I want them to talk about. I am the last good Apple pundit.

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02:43
rekordbox 5.6.0.0017 - Professional DJ music...

rekordbox is the best way of preparing and managing your tracks, be it at home, in the studio, or even on the plane! It allows you to import music from other music-management software using the Bridge function, or by simply adding them into the software for management. rekordbox will work out the BPM and allow you to set hot-cue and loop points into the track, utilizing a full beat grid view in advance, as well as color-coding your music and adding all the ID3 information so it appears automatically later on any rekordbox-enabled Pioneer DJ player.

Working with rekordbox also means that when tracks are exported to a USB key or SD card (CDJ-2000NXS and CDJ-2000 only), the waveforms are loaded instantly. Record your cue, loop, and set history during your set and recall them in rekordbox later. If you enable the Quantize feature within the CDJ-2000NXS/CDJ-2000/CDJ-900NXS/CDJ-900, then rekordbox makes loop and cue points snap to the beat (1ms accurate), ensuring...

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02:29
Fortnite's latest item lets you throw health at...

Never a week goes by without Epic Games adding something new to Fortnite. In the past month alone, we've seen the Storm Flip, Proximity Grenade Launcher and even an Air Jordan 1 collaboration. As you'd expect from a Battle Royale game, most of the ne...

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02:26
Microsoft OneNote 16.26 - Free digital notebook.

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

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

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

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

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02:00
Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from...

Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and existing cryptocurrency exchanges, like the Winklevoss twins' Gemini. Instead, Facebook's Calibra wi...

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02:00
Facebook's Calibra cryptocurrency wallet...

After months of rumors and speculation, Facebook is finally making its cryptocurrency efforts official. This is Calibra, a digital wallet that will use a new cryptocurrency called Libra. Calibra, which is now a subsidiary of Facebook, is designed to...

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01:34
Typinator 8.0 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-Friendly Features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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01:33
Typinator Family Pack (5 licenses) 8.0 - Speedy and...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-Friendly Features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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00:36
Adobe After Effects CC 2018 16.1.2 - Create...

After Effects CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for $52.99/month (or $20.99/month for a single app license).

The new, more connected After Effects CC 2018 can make the impossible possible. Get powerful new features like a Live 3D Pipeline that brings CINEMA 4D scenes in as layers - without intermediate rendering. Share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place.

After Effects CC is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from...

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00:33
Daylite 6.7 - Dynamic business organization tool kit.

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

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



Version 6.7:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.12 or later



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00:29
Notion 1.0.6 - A unified workspace for modern teams.

Notion is the unified workspace for modern teams.

Notion Features:

  • Integration with Slack
  • Documents
  • Wikis
  • Tasks

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



Version 1.0.6:

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Formulas will now wrap text onto multiple lines.
  • The content of toggle lists is no longer shown in gallery card previews.
  • We fixed a bug where newly created databases would not show up in the Web Clipper right away.
  • Previously, custom icons would not display with the correct aspect ratio in the Web Clipper.
  • We fixed a performance issue that caused the sidebar to render slowly on the desktop app.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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00:14
CorelDRAW 2019.2 - Graphic design software for...

CorelDRAW - professional graphic design software for vector illustration, layout, and so much more.

Get started quickly and easily with a wealth of intuitive tools, built-in learning materials, sample files and project templates.

Features:

  • Vector Illustration: Use powerful vector illustration tools turn basic lines and shapes into complex works of art.
  • Page Layout: Find all the tools you need to create layouts for brochures, newsletters, multi-page documents and more.
  • Typography: Arrange type beautifully with a complete set of typography tools. Adjust font, size, leading and kerning, and add effects to text like block shadows and contours.
  • Color & Transparency: Easily apply color to both fills and outlines. Change the transparency of an object, and fill objects with patterns, gradients, and mesh fills, and more.
  • Styles: Manage styles and style sets to apply consistent formatting...
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00:10
Affinity Photo 1.7.1 - Digital editing for...

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



Version 1.7.1:

  • Support for multi-page Affinity Publisher documents
  • Various stability and performance improvements
  • Massive performance increases with full end-to-end metal acceleration
  • eGPU compatible - performance scales with additional GPUs attached
  • HDR / EDR monitor support
  • At least 2x faster loading of RAW files
  • More effective noise reduction, hot pixel removal and wide colour space development.
  • New Sub Brushes to combine multiple brushes in a single stroke
  • Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring
  • On the fly...
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Monday June 17

22:08
B&H Mega Deal Zone: Apple hardware slashed by up...




B&H Photo is knocking up to $2,279 off electronics during its Mega Deal Zone Event, including hundreds of dollars off Apple MacBook Pros, iMacs and iPads. Prices start at just $499 for the Apple devices, with bonus perks, from sales tax rebates to free expedited shipping.

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20:59
GIMP 2.10.12 - Powerful, free image editing...

GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.

GIMP has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.



Version 2.10.12:

  • Improved Curves tool
  • Layers support for TIFF exporting
  • Support for user-installed fonts on Windows
  • Faster painting
  • Improved symmetry painting support...
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20:59
Spotify 1.1.9.383. - Stream music, create playlists...

Spotify is a streaming music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. Whether you like driving rock, silky R&B, or grandiose classical music, Spotify's massive catalogue puts all your favorites within your reach. No streaming service offers a larger, more varied catalogue.

The music you love, whenever you want it

  • You're the DJ. Add stars to your favorite tracks, and create playlists. Spotify lets you keep your favorites close at hand.
  • Endless discovery. With built-in Related Artist suggestions, Spotify will help you discover your new favorite artists, albums, and tracks.
  • Make it social. Follow your favorite artists, share musical recommendations with friends, and more.



Version 1.1.9.383:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



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20:59
Posterino 3.5 - Create posters, collages, calendars...

Posterino offers enhanced customization and flexibility including a variety of new, stylish templates featuring grids of identical or odd-sized image boxes. You can customize the size and shape of these boxes at any time. And with a single click, the application will automatically fill those boxes with random images drawn from the photos you uploaded. If you prefer to manually select images, you can simply drag and drop images into the template.

Sharing your photos is quick and simple as well. You can directly upload your completed collages to your Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account from inside the app, and export photos to iPhoto and your email. Posterino also lets you create and send custom e-cards with your very own stamps and postmarks.

The new features of Posterino 3 are:

  • Improved workflow throughout: Adding, removing or creating image objects now results in an instant re-layout of your document.
  • New and improved content:...
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20:59
Airmail 3.6.60 - Powerful, minimal email client.

Airmail is an mail client with fast performance and intuitive interaction. Support for iCloud, MS Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook.com, Live.com.

Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption -- it's the mail client for the 21st century.

We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services. Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds -- email has never been so easy and productive.



Version 3.6.60:

  • New Gmail App Password login
  • Bugfix



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
HoudahSpot 5.0.5 - Advanced file-search tool.

HoudahSpot is a versatile desktop search tool. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach.

HoudahSpot will immediately feel familiar. It works just the way you expect search to work. Start with a simple search. Refine it by adding and combining criteria. Browse search results. Add columns. Preview files and text matches. Pick the files you really need.

  • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
  • Combine criteria to narrow down search results
  • Specify which folders to search and which ones to exclude
  • Add any of the hundreds of columns available
  • Apply filters to reduce search results to only the relevant items
  • Preview files and text matches
  • Open files and, where the application supports it, continue searching for text matches by pressing command-G (Find Next)
  • Set up templates for recurring searches...
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20:59
Opera 60.0.3255.170 - 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 60.0.3255.170:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
VueScan 9.6.43 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 16.16.11 - Popular...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

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

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

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20:59
BetterTouchTool 3.078 - 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-finger tap bottom-middle...
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20:59
Google Chrome 75.0.3770.90 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 75.0.3770.90:

  • High CVE-2019-5842: Use-after-free in Blink



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
BusyCal 3.6.6 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is the powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with time-saving features and compatible with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange and more.

BusyCal displays your calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year and List views. What makes BusyCal unique is its ability to customize these views to more precisely meet your needs. You can choose the number of weeks shown in the Month view and the number of days shown in Week view and even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format and more.

Features

  • View and edit event details in a non-modal info panel.
  • Create repeating To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
  • Scrolling Month and Week Views.
  • Customizable list view lets you filter and sort events by date, calendar, and more.
  • View live weather forecasts, sunrise/sunset times, and...
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20:59
Microsoft Office 365, 2019 16.26 - Popular...

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

Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac

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

Made for doing

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

Made to collaborate

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

Made to move

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

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

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19:45
Nintendo opens 'Dr. Mario World' preorders...




Nintendo on Monday announced a launch date and opened App Store preorders for the hotly anticipated "Dr. Mario World," an iOS version of the classic "Dr. Mario" match-three puzzle game.

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19:35
Dr. Mario World launching on iOS and Android next...

Nintendo announced today that Dr. Mario World will launch for iOS and Android on July 10th. The game was first announced in January, with Nintendo touting that “action puzzle” game would be released globally during the summer of 2019.

more…

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19:19
Latest iOS 13 beta warns users before deleting an...




The second beta version of Apple's upcoming iOS 13 operating system displays a warning screen when users attempt to delete an app tied to an active subscription, a mechanic that will help put an end to surprise monthly fees.

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19:08
Nintendo's Dr. Mario World Game Launching on...

Nintendo's newest mobile game, Dr. Mario World, is set to launch on iOS and Android devices on Wednesday, July 10, Nintendo announced on Twitter this evening.

First announced in January, Dr. Mario World is based on the 1990 puzzle game Dr. Mario that tasked players with arranging different colored pills as they fell from the top of the screen to clear them from the game board and eliminate viruses.

Nintendo has launched a website for Dr. Mario World, complete with videos on the gameplay. Like the original game, Dr. Mario World is a match three, where the goal is to clear viruses from the board by making matches.

Players need to eliminate all of the viruses before running out of a set number of capsules. Scoring is based on how many capsules are left at the end of a level. Nintendo says there will be five worlds at launch, with more to be added in the future.

Dr. Mario World is a freemium game and there will be in-app purchases that allow you to...

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18:24
iOS 13 warns you if you delete an app with an active...

Apple has taken several steps over the last year to make users more aware of the subscriptions they’ve signed up for on iOS. Now, with iOS 13, Apple will warn users when they delete an app that still has an active subscription.

more…

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17:15
Picture-in-picture, Wireless Audio Sync debut in...




Apple is slowly rolling out new tvOS 13 features for developer testing ahead of a launch this fall, with the latest beta version of the operating system introducing picture-in-picture support and a Wireless Audio Sync function that uses iPhone to reduce sound system latency.

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17:05
Everything we know about the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11...

We’re likely just three months away from the announcement of Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. Apple this year is expected to introduce three new iPhone models, including successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and a refreshed iPhone XR.

Read on as we roundup all of the rumors about the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max.

more…

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16:06
[Sponsor] Kolide: User Focused Security For Teams...

Many of today’s fastest growing companies owe their success in-part to a culture that centers around transparency, personal responsibility, and most importantly, employee happiness. However, companies also need to secure their endpoints, and often do so at the expense of these values. Too often we’ve seen teams install intrusive management and security products on their employee’s devices.

At Kolide, we believe you don’t need to spy on your users or cripple their devices to meet your compliance and security goals. To that end, we recently launched a new product that integrates with your Slack team and messages your users directly when their Mac, Windows, and Linux devices are not up to spec. Your users will receive clear instructions about what is wrong and step by step instructions that will fix it. They can even confirm in real-time that they resolved the problem, right in Slack.

This simple premise of keeping your users in the loop and making them a part of the...

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15:53
Adobe details upcoming ‘Fresco’ iPad drawing and...

Last year, Adobe demonstrated a new iPad drawing and painting application that it referred to as Project Gemini. This afternoon, Adobe is offering more details on that application, and giving it a real name: Adobe Fresco.

more…

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15:17
∞ Tim Cook’s Stanford University Commencement speech

Cook gave the commencement speech this week for the 2019 class at Standford University and had harsh words for the general tech industry. Saying, “Too many seem to think that good intentions excuse away harmful outcomes,” Cook took his industry to task.

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13:20
With Apple's Success with AirPods, Microsoft...

Earlier this month the U.S. Patent Office published a patent application from Microsoft a possible future Surface Pen that has a capacitive stylus nib and an earpiece dock. Microsoft wants this patent-pending Surface Pen to double as an earpiece by flexibly bending the pen around the user's ear ...

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13:08
News round-up: Apple taking reservations for this...

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.

Apple is now taking reservations for this summer's free Apple Camp for kids ages eight to 12. It’s a three-day program held at your local Apple retail store. Apple Camp is designed to “broaden their [the kids] creative horizons by making movies, creating interactive books, and more using Apple products.” Campers choose one of three tracks, then spend 90 minutes a day for three days at a local Apple Store immersed in their chosen subject.

Japan Display says it’s received notice from TPK Holding that the Taiwanese screen maker has decided not to invest a proposed $230 million, “muddying the outlook for the Apple Inc supplier,” reports...

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13:03
Beddit offers peek at sleep tracking features in app...




Beddit, the Apple-owned sleep-tracking firm, has launched a customer beta program enabling users of the sleep monitor to try out new features and to have their say about the product's companion app, which could help shape future Beddit features and those of Apple's own offerings.

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13:01
Apple's Beddit Sleep Tracking Company Now...

Apple-owned Beddit recently launched a new beta testing program that's designed to allow those who own the new Beddit 3.5 device released in December to test new and upcoming features.

In a new "Beta Program" section of the Beddit website (via 9to5Mac), Beddit says it is launching a new customer beta program that will let customers contribute to "making the product even better."

Through the Beddit Beta Program, you will have early access to new versions of the Beddit app before the general public. Participants will share valuable feedback with Apple Inc. ("Apple") such as app use, app settings, sleep results, and other diagnostic information. We may also request additional feedback through surveys. More information about how this data will be shared with Apple will be explained in an informed consent form that you must complete before starting...

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12:59
iOS 13 lets you share your headphones audio with a...

Audio sharing is a new feature in iOS 13 that lets you share the music you are listening to in your headphones with a friend, so you can both enjoy the same audio together. However, it does not work with all devices. Here’s what it is compatible:

more…

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12:49
Apollo 11 in real time

One month from today will be the 50th anniversary of the most incredible achievement in mankind’s history. This real-time tracking of those events is utterly amazing.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:25
Apple’s Beddit sleep tracking company launches beta...

Beddit, the sleep tracking company that Apple bought two years ago, is launching a new beta program to allow customers to test and offer feedback on new features before release. The new Beddit Beta Program is free for participants who enroll, but there are a few requirements for participation.

more…

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12:25
Everything New in iOS 13 Beta 2: SMB Server...

Apple this morning released the second iOS 13 beta for developers, addressing bugs, introducing new bugs, and adding and refining iOS 13 features.

There are no super exciting new changes in the second beta of iOS 13, but several features that were not functional in the first beta are now working. All of the changes we've found so far are below:

- SMB Server Connectivity - One of the new features in iOS 13 is an option in the Files app to connect to server using SMB. This feature wasn't working in the first beta, but is functional in beta 2, so iOS 13 users can do things like connect to a home NAS.

- APFS Drives in Files - APFS formatted drives are now supported by the Files app.

- Downtime - According to Apple's release notes, the Downtime feature in Screen...

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12:02
Rumor: first 5G iPhone will arrive next year

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple release three iPhones next year (as it will this year) with 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models having 5G, and the 6.1-inch model sticking with LTE.

He predicts that Qualcomm will be the 5G supplier in 2020 for Apple. The 5G connectivity is expected to not just include the sub-6GHz network, but also mmWave. mmWave is a sensing technology for detecting objects and providing the range, velocity and angle of these objects.

Today, mm wave frequencies are being used for applications such as streaming high-resolution video indoors. However, the tech is purportedly almost ready to make its public debut. The objective with mmWave is to increase the data bandwidth available over smaller, densely populated areas.

...

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12:02
Gmail

 June 17, 2019 12:02:00 PM PDT

The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.


Affected messages will be retried and delivered with additional delays.

 June 17, 2019 11:24:00 AM PDT

Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.

 June 17, 2019 11:05:00 AM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.

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11:46
Review: SecureData SecureDrive BT SSD can be...




The SecureData SecureDrive BT portable SSD offers encrypted storage of data within a slimline device, secured via a companion app for iPhone that can unlock the drive using Face ID or Touch ID instead of entering a passcode, or for enterprise users there are extra options to enhance the security by location and even time of day.

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11:42
FCC task force will help connect farms and ranches

Today, the FCC announced a task force meant to support the deployment of broadband across unserved farms and ranches. The Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force will work with the US Department of Agriculture and public and private sector stakeholders....

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11:41
Apple looking to attract talent for Oscar worthy...

Apple has been approaching “elevated” directors and other film talent in recent months to talk about bankrolling projects with Oscar-winning potential, reports The New York Post. Unnamed Hollywood sources say the tech giant is looking to spend $5 million to $30 million per project and release about six films annually.

“They are taking meetings and hiring,” one agency source told The Post, adding that the meetings are being generated by the company’s original feature films unit, headed by Matt Dentler, formerly of iTunes Movies.

The source described Apple’s new film ambitions as “Focus Features-esque award contenders,” referring to critically acclaimed movies like BlacKkKlansman, Boy Erased, and Dallas Buyers Club.

This is all tied to the Apple TV+ streaming...

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11:31
Apple posts five new developer betas

Apple has issued the second developer betas fo macOS 10.15, iOS 13, iPad OS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6.

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

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11:31
Apple posts five new developer betas

Apple has issued the second developer betas fo macOS 10.15, iOS 13, iPad OS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6.

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

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11:31
Apple posts five new developer betas

Apple has issued the second developer betas fo macOS 10.15, iOS 13, iPad OS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6.

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

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11:31
Apple posts five new developer betas

Apple has issued the second developer betas fo macOS 10.15, iOS 13, iPad OS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6.

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

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11:18
Microsoft's To-Do app is now available for Mac

Microsoft has released To-Do for Mac, finally giving Apple users access to the task management tool on their desktops. The Mac app will allow users to work offline, view their upcoming tasks under "My Day," share to-do lists with friends and colleagu...

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11:16
Samsung’s security reminder makes the case for not...

This is another reason why I refuse to have a so-called “Smart TV” in my home. I just want a big, dumb piece of glass to show me pretty pictures.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:15
iOS 13 beta 2 adds new Portrait Lighting Control and...

Two of the headlining changes involving Photos in iOS 13 were missing in action in the initial beta, but today’s second beta release makes the new features available to beta testers. A new High-Key Mono effect in the Camera app’s Portrait Mode panel is now available, along with the ability to edit and control Portrait Lightning via a new Portrait Lighting Control section in the Photos app editing interface. more…

The post iOS 13 beta 2 adds new Portrait Lighting Control and High-Key Mono effect to the Camera app appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:00
Engadget is looking for contributing writers in the...

Good news! Engadget is looking for freelance news writers in the US! Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and links to three writing samples to jobs at engadget dot com.

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10:53
tvOS 13 beta 2 brings Picture-in-Picture video...

Although strangely not mentioned in Apple’s WWDC keynote, tvOS 13 beta 2 has a nice surprise: support for Picture-in-Picture video playback.

You can now watch shows from the Apple TV app whilst multitasking around the rest of the operating system. Just like the iPad, Apple TV users can leave the video playing in a thumbnail window whilst they navigate the rest of the operating system.

more…

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10:53
tvOS 13 beta 2 brings Picture-in-Picture video...

Although strangely not mentioned in Apple’s WWDC keynote, tvOS 13 beta 2 has a nice surprise: support for Picture-in-Picture video playback.

You can now watch shows from the Apple TV app whilst multitasking around the rest of the operating system. Just like the iPad, Apple TV users can leave the video playing in a thumbnail window whilst they navigate the rest of the operating system.

more…

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10:45
Apple is trying to save my hearing after I spent...

My love affair with loud music started in earnest in my sophomore year of high school, when I got an iPod for my birthday and immediately started blasting Black Mages albums and anime theme songs. Fast forward fifteen years, and my morning commute ne...

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10:39
iOS 13 beta 2 enables SMB Server connectivity in the...

One of the big new additions to the Files app in iOS 13 is the ability to connect to a server via SMB. In the initial iOS 13 beta, attempting such a connection resulted in an error, but in iOS 13 beta 2, you can now successfully connect to a server wirelessly. more…

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10:31
What’s new in iOS 13 beta 2? [Updating]

Apple today released the second developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, two weeks after the release of beta 1. The second beta of an iOS release usually includes a variety of notable changes. Read on as we roundup all of the changes in iOS 13 beta 2.

more…

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10:18
ACLU: Police must get warrants to obtain personal...

You might not think of your car as a treasure trove of personal data, but it frequently is -- performance data, phone contacts and location info may be sitting under the hood. And the American Civil Liberties Union wants to be sure police can't just...

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10:09
Apple issues second iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13,...




Apple has moved on to its second round of betas for its milestone releases, offering developers new builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing.

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10:07
Logic Pro X 10.4.5

Optimizes performance for the new Mac Pro with support for up to 56 threads. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.5 GB)

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10:05
Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to...

Apple today seeded the second betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after first unveiling the new updates at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers will need to download the profile for the iOS 13 and iPadOS betas from Apple's Developer Center. Beta 2 can be downloaded over the air after the profile has been installed and the iPhone or iPad has been restarted.

Apple in 2019 split iOS 13 and iPadOS into two separate updates, one designed for iPhone and one designed for iPad. iPadOS is identical to iOS 13 in almost every way, though there are some iPad-specific features such as improved Apple Pencil support. For...

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10:03
Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Catalina to...

Apple today seeded the second beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing purposes, two weeks after the new Mac operating system update was first unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

The new macOS Catalina beta can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. As with all new betas, you're not going to want to install macOS Catalina on a primary machine as it is early release software and could have major bugs.

macOS Catalina eliminates the iTunes app, splitting it into Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. The Apple Music and Apple Podcasts apps are available now, while the Apple TV app is coming later this year.

The new apps are similar in function to...

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09:57
Walmart Now Offering Online Postpaid Smartphone...

Walmart today announced that its customers can now complete postpaid cell phone upgrades on the Walmart website for the first time, allowing Walmart to better compete with both carriers and retailers like Best Buy by offering online purchases.

Starting today, Walmart is offering postpaid cell phone upgrades for AT&T customers with a simple online upgrade process that Walmart says saves "up to an hour of time" when making a new phone purchase.

Customers on Walmart can select a carrier (limited to AT&T at this time but expanding to other carriers in the coming months), select a device, choose a payment plan from AT&T, receive the device with free two-day shipping, and then activate it following step-by-step activation instructions.

Walmart says that customers shopping for postpaid cell phones on the Walmart...

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09:56
George Jedenoff: A 101-year-old TidBITS Reader

We’ve known since the beginning that TidBITS readers are an unusual and fascinating group, but George Jedenoff stands out. As an infant, he escaped the Russian Revolution with his parents, and after picking up a Stanford MBA and serving with the US Navy Reserve during World War II, he worked his way through the ranks of the steel industry, retiring as president of Kaiser Steel. And that was all before Apple even existed—he started with the Mac in 1987.

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09:52
iOS 13 beta 2 coming today for developers ahead of...

[Update: Second beta versions of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13 are now available as an over-the-air update after installing developer profiles from Apple’s developer portal.]

Are you a thrill seeker testing Apple’s pre-release software and dealing with beta 1 life? Good news! It’s time to move on to beta 2 life in search of more stability and performance improvements. Apple will release iOS 13 beta 2 to registered developers later today, allowing developers to test their apps against a slightly more complete version of iOS 13.

more…

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09:45
Tech Companies Need To Take Responsibility For the...

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Sunday in a commencement address at Stanford University that technology companies need to take responsibility for the "chaos" they create. From a report: He did not name specific companies in his speech, but referenced several reasons that tech firms, particularly social media platforms, have come under scrutiny in recent months. He also made an apparent reference to embattled health startup Theranos. "Lately it seems this industry is becoming better known for a less noble innovation -- the belief you can claim credit without accepting responsibility," Cook said, according to videos posted online of his speech. "We see it every day now with every data breach, every privacy violation, every blind eye turned to hate speech, fake news poisoning out national conversation, the false miracles in exchange for a single drop of your blood," he added. "Too many seem to think that good intentions excuse away harmful outcomes, but whether you like it or not, what you...

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09:32
Adobe’s upcoming iPad painting app is called Adobe...

Adobe's forthcoming iPad art app -- Project Gemini -- is being rebranded as Adobe Fresco, a nod to the centuries-old Italian painting technique. The company revealed that the latest addition to Creative Cloud Suite is currently available for private...

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09:14
2019 MacBook Pro deals hit all-time lows, $20 iTunes...

Monday’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break includes 2019 MacBook Pro deals at new all-time lows, plus a new iTunes TV show sale from $20, and Logitech’s popular solar Mac Keyboard sees a rare discount. Head below for all of today’s best offers.

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09:13
BusyCal 3.6.6 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is the powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with time-saving features and compatible with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange and more.

BusyCal displays your calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year and List views. What makes BusyCal unique is its ability to customize these views to more precisely meet your needs. You can choose the number of weeks shown in the Month view and the number of days shown in Week view and even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format and more.

Features

  • View and edit event details in a non-modal info panel.
  • Create repeating To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
  • Scrolling Month and Week Views.
  • Customizable list view lets you filter and sort events by date, calendar, and more.
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09:04
Adobe Fresco painting app for iPad boasts accurate...




Adobe has provided more information about an upcoming drawing and painting app it is developing for the iPad for release later in 2019, including replacing its 'Project Gemini' name with a proper release title -- Adobe Fresco.

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09:00
Giveaway! Enter to win a Moodo smart home aroma...

Does your home or apartment smell funny? Perhaps it’s that dog funk or the aroma of cat litter boxes that makes everyone sniff the air and grimace when they come over to visit. Well, don’t fret — Apple World Today has teamed up with the folks from Moodo to give away one of their smart home aroma diffusers to give your home a scent that you and your guests will love.

Dennis reviewed the Moodo in December and found that while it makes an almost infinite variety of wonderful aromas, the setup process was “stinky”. Dennis’s input made the Moodo development team get back to work, and they’ve streamlined the process and fixed his main pain point.

So, what do you need to do to enter? Just fill out the little form below. We’ll...

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08:43
Review: Adonit Note is an affordable Apple Pencil...




The Adonit Note is an Apple Pencil alternative for the sixth generation iPad, iPad mini 5, third generation iPad Air, as well as the 2018 iPad Pro lineup. Should you pick this up?

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08:25
LiveXLive Radio Plus Subscriptions On Sale Today: A...

Love music, but hate the $9.99 monthly charge for Apple Music? LiveXLive brings you the best of live music streaming and personalized radio wherever you go, and for this week only we have a sale — one year of music for $19.99 or five years for $69.99!

Featuring content from Taylor Swift, The Chainsmokers, Katy Perry, Post Malone, Tiesto, Travis Scott & more famous artists, LiveXLive Radio combines audio and personalization features with socially interactive livestreams of today’s hottest music events and festivals all on a single platform.

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08:14
A Team at Stanford University is Working on an Open...

Scientists at Stanford University are warning about the consequences of a race to control what they believe will be the next key consumer technology market — virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple's Siri. So the team has an alternative in the making that is privacy-preserving called "Almond" that you can test out now in testing.

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08:13
2020 iPhone rumors: 5G is coming, LCD is going away...

The 2019 iPhone may still be three months away, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already looking beyond this year’s release. And his crystal ball is showing a major upgrade for 2020.

As reported by MacRumors, the oft-accurate analyst reports that Apple will be sticking with the three-model lineup it introduced with the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR last September, but the sizes may be changing. According to Kuo, the new models will have 5.4-, 6.1-, and 6.7-inch screens, with all models getting the OLED treatment. That would bring the iPhone XR (or whatever it’s called by then) up to speed with the other models.

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08:03
Buy the xFyro ARIA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds...

We at iLounge have a great deal on the xFyro ARIA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, which allows you to experience your music like never before

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07:59
Microsoft brings native version of To-Do to macOS




Microsoft has released a native Mac version of To-Do, its day planner and checklist app ultimately intended to replace Wunderlist.

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07:58
Comment: Could 2020 see us getting something like an...

Many of us were long hoping for an iPhone SE 2: something with the portability and slab-sided design of the iPhone SE, but the near-bezel-free design of the iPhone X family. The type of thing we’ve seen in concept images and videos.

I’d pretty much given up on that for reasons explained here. The hit iPhone sales have taken since then has made things seem a little less certain – as it raised the possibility of Apple needing to hit a lower price for a new model – but we’d likely have heard rumors by now if something were in the works, so I’m still...

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07:58
2019 MacBook Pro Biggest Price Markdown At $199 Off

The latest MacBook Pro 2019 is up for grabs at a $199 discount, down from $2,399 to $2,199.99 for the 15-inch model while the 13-inch

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07:45
New Apple Store in Taiwan Xinyi District Now Open

Apple has cut the red ribbon on its second Apple Store in Taiwan. Apple’s store, named Xinyi A13 is the company’s latest attempt to break

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07:43
Flint Center, Former Venue For Apple Events is...

The board of trustees over at the De Anza College has voted to close down Flint Center, once used as Apple’s venue for major product

The post Flint Center, Former Venue For Apple Events is Closing appeared first on iLounge.

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07:39
HoudahSpot 5.0.5 - Advanced file-search tool.

HoudahSpot is a versatile desktop search tool. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach.

HoudahSpot will immediately feel familiar. It works just the way you expect search to work. Start with a simple search. Refine it by adding and combining criteria. Browse search results. Add columns. Preview files and text matches. Pick the files you really need.

  • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
  • Combine criteria to narrow down search results
  • Specify which folders to search and which ones to exclude
  • Add any of the hundreds of columns available
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07:36
Apple CEO Tim Cook Delivers Commencement Address in...

Tim Cook delivered a commencement speech in Stanford University today, which touched on privacy, the drive to become a builder and how he learned the

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07:33
Apple's own 5G modem expected to land as soon...




Apple will be producing a 5G iPhone by 2020, TF International Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo believes, but Apple could complete development of its own 5G modem and do without Qualcomm's version by 2022 or 2023.

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07:26
Apple’s advice on storing your device to maximize...

From Apple’s Maximizing Battery Life and Lifespan page:

If you want to store your device long term, two key factors will affect the overall health of your battery: the environmental temperature and the percentage of charge on the battery when it’s powered down for storage. Therefore, we recommend the following:

  • Do not fully charge or fully discharge your device’s battery — charge it to around 50%. If you store a device when its battery is fully discharged, the battery could fall into a deep discharge state, which renders it incapable of holding a charge. Conversely, if you store it fully charged for an extended period of time, the battery may lose some capacity, leading to shorter battery life.

  • Power down the device to avoid additional battery use.

  • Place your device in a cool, moisture-free environment that’s less than 90°...

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07:12
The Apprehension Engine, a horror movie soundtrack...

[VIDEO] Dangerous Minds:

While aquaphones and theremins are the go-to instruments when thinking of “classic” horror sounds, I happened to run across the ultimate terror instrument—a home-made device that can produce a wide array of horrific soundscape elements all in one compact unit. “The Apprehension Engine,” as it is called, was created by Canadian guitar maker Tony Duggan-Smith as a “one off” for Mark Korven, who is best known for his soundtrack work on The VVitch.

Watch the video embedded in the main Loop post, tell me it doesn’t raise the hairs on the back of your neck. What is it about these sounds that meld so perfectly with jump scare movies?

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07:06
Twitter for Mac is coming back!

From Twitter’s official blog:

Last week, Apple announced Project Catalyst for macOS 10.15 Catalina, which makes it easy for developers to bring their iPad projects to macOS as native Mac apps. We are excited that Project Catalyst will enable us to bring Twitter back to the Mac by leveraging our existing iOS codebase. We’ll also be able to add native Mac features on top of our existing iPad experience, while keeping our maintenance efficient as we continue to improve this shared codebase in the years to come.

As to why Twitter dropped their Mac client in the first place:

Historically, Twitter had a Mac app that shared the same roots as our iPhone app. Over the years, Twitter for Mac and Twitter for iOS diverged as Twitter increasingly focused on its mobile apps. Supporting the two separate codebases was no longer a sustainable option and ultimately we sunset the native Mac app.

And:

The new Twitter for Mac app will use our existing iOS codebase,...

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07:00
Apple wants to make Oscar-worthy movies to beef up...

New York Post:

Since announcing plans to compete with Netflix in March, Apple has been busy with a new project: financing six small-budget movies a year with an eye toward stories that could win Academy Awards, sources have told The Post.

And:

Apple is looking to spend $5 million to $30 million per project, sources said, adding that the company is being driven by Netflix’s recent spate of Oscar nominations and win for Best Foreign Film with “Roma” — legitimizing Netflix head Reed Hastings’ standing in Hollywood.

Hard to judge the motivations of others (how can anyone know if the company is being “driven” by Netflix envy?), but this certainly seems a logical move, balancing a variety of popular projects with prestige projects to add luster to the brand.

I’m eagerly following Apple’s foray into Hollywood, looking forward to the Apple TV+ rollout.

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07:00
Microsoft launches its To-Do app on the Mac App...

Microsoft has made its To-Do app available for the first time to Mac users. The company has launched Microsoft To-Do via the Mac App Store and includes rich features like shared tasks and lists, file attachment support, syncing with Outlook, and more.

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06:37
AA19-168A: Microsoft Operating Systems BlueKeep...

Original release date: June 17, 2019
Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this Activity Alert to provide information on a vulnerability, known as “BlueKeep,” that exists in the following Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (OSs), including both 32- and 64-bit versions, as well as all Service Pack versions:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.     

Technical Details

BlueKeep (CVE-2019-0708) exists within the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) used by the Microsoft Windows OSs listed above. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to perform remote code execution on an unprotected system. 

According to Microsoft, an attacker can send...

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06:37
Aspyr ends 32-bit Mac game sales in shift to 64-bit...




Game publisher Aspyr is ceasing sale of its 32-bit Mac game catalog on Tuesday, with Monday being the last day the company is offering the titles for purchase, citing Apple's shift of macOS to 64-bit and end of support for 32-bit as the reason for the change.

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06:33
American Airlines extends satellite-based Wi-Fi to...

American Airlines last year brought satellite-based Wi-Fi to its wide-bodied aircraft – used mostly on international flights. The company says that it has now finished doing the same to the narrow-bodied airliners it uses for domestic flights, which is particularly good news for Apple Music subscribers …

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06:30
Huawei CEO Claims the Company will lose $30 Billion...

On May 24, Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Story of the Week: Ostracizing Huawei." It was a recap of the actions against Huawei that week by the U.S. Government, Google and 67 other firms. The following week Facebook banned pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones and Microsoft and ARM were stopping cooperation with Huawei. With Huawei getting hit so hard and fast, Fox Business News reports that "Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei stated ...

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06:28
Ming-Chi Kuo reports 2020 iPhone lineup to feature...

Ming-Chi Kuo today released a report discussing the 2020 iPhone lineup. As expected, Kuo says that Apple is set to launch the first 5G iPhones later next year. The analyst also says that all three models will feature OLED displays. The report says the new phones will come in 6.7-inch, 5.4-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes.

The 6.1-inch OLED model is apparently the successor to the iPhone XR (or whatever this year’s 2019 LCD 6.1-inch iPhone is called) and will support LTE only. The new 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch phones would support 5G mobile data.

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06:22
2020 5G iPhone coming in 5.4- and 6.7-inch sizes,...




Apple is predicted to produce three iPhones again in 2020, with the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models having 5G, and the 6.1-inch model sticking with LTE.

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06:13
Kuo on 2020 iPhones: 5.4-Inch and 6.7-Inch Models...

Apple plans to release three new iPhones in the second half of 2020, including high-end 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models with OLED displays and a lower-end 6.1-inch model with an OLED display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Those display sizes line up with a DigiTimes report from a few months ago.

In a research note obtained by MacRumors today, Kuo said the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models will support 5G, while the 6.1-inch model will support up to LTE. Qualcomm is still expected to be Apple's primary supplier of 5G modems, complemented by Samsung, with RF power amplifiers supplied by Broadcom.

Kuo believes that all new iPhones will support 5G starting in 2021. He also believes that Apple will...

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05:44
Avoid tech stocks facing antitrust lawsuits, warns...

Goldman Sachs, Apple’s partner for the Apple Card launching later this year, has warned investors to avoid tech stocks which become subject to antitrust lawsuits.

Apple currently faces two antitrust suits, one from customers, another from developers – with a separate antitrust investigation underway in Europe and the prospect of another in the US …

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05:42
Apple supplier Japan Display loses $230 million...




TPK Holding had been part of a Taiwanese consortium planning to bail out the iPhone screen maker, but has now decided to withdraw its $230 million contribution, casting doubt on the entire deal.

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05:19
Apple Camp registrations now open in US, Canada, and...




Apple has started accepting registrations for the 2019 Apple Camp sessions at Apple Stores, with younger users able to sign up to take part in four different sessions covering music, art and design, coding, and movie creation using iPads and other accessories.

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05:18
Tim Cook told Stanford Graduates Sunday: "If...

It was reported late yesterday that Apple's CEO Tim Cook warned Stanford graduates in a commencement speech that Silicon Valley companies need to take responsibility for the 'chaos' that they create.

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05:17
Huawei expects $30B revenue hit, 60M fewer phones...




Founder Ren Zhengfei says Huawei will cut back on production while it works to find alternatives including developing its own smartphone OS, forcing a drop in revenues of $30 billion.

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05:00
German citizen passport & ID available on iPhone...




Germany plans to utilize iOS 13's NFC stack, allowing users with an iPhone to serve as a user's passport or ID card -- but what iPhones can be used for this isn't quite clear yet.

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05:00
UAG Nato Strap is a fine Apple Watch band for the...

As I’ve mentioned before, most notched watch bands are either two tight on my bony wrists or else flop around. Though I still prefer the non-notched Apple Sport Loop, UAG’s new Nato Strap for the Apple Watch also works well for me. 

The $49.95 band is made of high strength nylon and stainless steel hardware. Its  custom stainless steel lugs and buckles look good and are comfortable. And the Nato’s double-layered high strength nylon is one of the strongest straps available. The Nato Strap works with all models of the Apple smartwatch. It’s available in grey and “olive drab.” I prefer gray and find olive drab to be too …. well, drab.

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