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Tuesday November 6

00:21
Hopper Disassembler 4.4.5- - Binary disassembler,...

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

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

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



Version 4.4.5:

  • Fixes a data corruption issue when saving (really) big documents
  • Fixes graphical glitches at...
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00:18
A Better Finder Attributes 6.13 - Change file...

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

Correct EXIF Digital Photo Shooting Timestamps

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

Correct Finder Sorting for Digital Photos

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

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00:18
A Better Finder Attributes 6.14 - Change file...

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

Correct EXIF Digital Photo Shooting Timestamps

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

Correct Finder Sorting for Digital Photos

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

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00:13
iExplorer 4.2.7 - View and transfer files on your...

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

Features

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



Version 4.2.7:

  • Fixed an...
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00:13
DxO PhotoLab 1.2.3.82 - Image enhancement for RAW...

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

Features

  • DxO Smart Lighting - Optimizes the dynamic range of your image and brings out the details from both under- and overexposed areas.
  • DxO ClearView - Intelligently boosts local contrast and effectively removes distant haze.
  • DxO PRIME - Automatically denoises high ISO RAW images and recovers accurate details and colors based on our exclusive algorithms.
  • Optical Corrections - Leverage your gear with tailored automatic corrections based on DxO’s renowned scientific expertise in measurement and calibration.
  • Introducing U...
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00:01
Parallels Toolbox 3 released with Dark Mode, new ‘...

Parallels Toolbox 3 has been released for macOS today. For those unfamiliar, Parallels Toolbox is a set of tools designed to simplify various tasks in macOS. Today’s update brings new features including the ability to uninstall apps and more.

more…

The post Parallels Toolbox 3 released with Dark Mode, new ‘Uninstall Apps’ feature, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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00:01
How to customize Spotlight results on macOS

By default macOS’ Spotlight feature searches anywhere it can to populate results, both locally and on the web. However, especially with shared computers, you’ll want to dial down what it shows. Follow along to learn how to customize Spotlight results on macOS.

more…

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00:00
How to turn up haptic vibration feedback on Apple...

If you’re missing alerts and notifications on Apple Watch, there may be an easy fix to solve the issue. Follow along for how to turn up haptic vibration feedback on Apple Watch.

more…

The post How to turn up haptic vibration feedback on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Monday November 5

20:59
TextSoap 8.4.9 - Automate tedious text document...

TextSoap can automatically remove unwanted characters, fix up messed up carriage returns, and do pretty much anything else that we can think of to text. Save time and effort. Be more productive.

Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. Let TextSoap help you automate away all that tediousness. And do it all from within your favorite app using TextSoap Menu. Enable it in preferences and access TextSoap in most apps that support standard copy and paste.

Easy to learn for casual users, TextSoap offers the flexibility that expert users need.



Version 8.4.9:

Note: Version 8 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade information can be found here.

  • Updated “Capitalize Common Tech Names” with new iPhone model names.
  • Fixed TextSoap Menu items not displaying correctly in Dark Mode on Mojave.
  • Fixed...
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20:59
WiFiSpoof 3.4.2 - Change your WiFi MAC address.

WiFiSpoof quickly and easily allows you to change your WiFi MAC address via hot-key or the system menu bar.



Version 3.4.2:

Fixed:

  • An issue with the menus not honoring the lowercase/uppercase preference
  • An issue with displaying rules when not connected to any network
  • An issue with unknown network rules
  • A potential hang



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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20:59
EtreCheck Pro 5.0.7 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.

EtreCheck 5 is free and available in the Mac App Store with in-app purchases available. EtreCheck can now automatically generate solutions for any problems that it finds.



Version 5.0.7:

  • Updated Paddle SDK to hopefully resolve crashes during in-app purchases
  • Improve in-app purchase descriptions and order flow
  • Significant improvements to adware detection and removal
  • Other improvements and bug fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • ...

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20:59
Butler 4.2.3 - Hot key, menu, and keyword launcher.

Butler makes it easier for you to perform a wide variety of potentially recurring tasks. Just arrange these tasks in Butler's fully customizable configuration and assign one or more triggers to a task.

Available Triggers

  • freely configurable system-wide menus in your menu bar/Butler's docklet
  • freely configurable pop-up menus -- triggered via hot key or hot corner (see below)
  • abbreviations -- for example, enter "qt" to launch QuickTime Player
  • hot keys -- for example, hit [F1] make iTunes switch to the next track
  • hot corners -- for example, [shift]-[right mouse button click] in the lower left corner of your screen to pop up a menu that lists all system preference panes
  • events -- for example, launch iChat when Butler starts up and the [option] key is not held

Possible Tasks

  • launch applications
  • open files
  • access preference panes
  • manage bookmarks...
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20:59
Fantastical 2 2.5.6 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.5.6:

  • Added support for Tabloid and Tabloid Oversize paper sizes when printing
  • Fixed control-clicking in the Day, Week, or Month view sometimes causing a mouse drag to begin
  • Fixed completed reminder checkbox appearing the wrong color in some situations
  • Various fixes and improvements


    • OS X 10.11 or later...

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    20:59
    WhatRoute 2.1.10 - Geographically trace online data-...

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

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

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


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    19:25
    More first-party complications coming to Apple Watch...




    Apple appears to have inadvertently leaked several new Series 4 Infograph watch face complications that could debut in a forthcoming watchOS update, though the user interface assets are not active in the current watchOS 5.1.1 patch.

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    18:24
    Apple highlights glowing iPad Pro reviews ahead of...




    Ahead of launch this Wednesday, Apple has shared a series of glowing iPad Pro reviews that praise the fresh tablets' ultra slim design, powerful hardware and accessories like the second-generation Apple Pencil.

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    17:35
    Apple awarded Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award...




    The Center for Hearing and Communication on Monday will award Apple the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for its efforts toward creating accessible products and technologies for people living with disabilities.

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    16:52
    Apple Highlights iPad Pro Reviews

    Reviews for the 2018 iPad Pro went live this morning ahead of Wednesday's launch, and in a press release, Apple this afternoon highlighted reviews from several media sites that were able to spend some time with the new tablets.

    Apple shared key passages from sites that include WIRED, Laptop Mag, Mashable, Daring Fireball, Resource, The Independent, Pocket-Lint, CityNews, and HardwareZone, along with reviews from digital artists on Instagram.

    WIRED, for example, said that the new iPad Pro models are the "best, most powerful, most capable" iPads that "put other tablets to shame."

    ...

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    16:52
    Apple Highlights iPad Pro Reviews

    Reviews for the 2018 iPad Pro went live this morning ahead of Wednesday's launch, and in a press release, Apple this afternoon highlighted reviews from several media sites that were able to spend some time with the new tablets.

    Apple shared key passages from sites that include WIRED, Laptop Mag, Mashable, Daring Fireball, Resource, The Independent, Pocket-Lint, CityNews, and HardwareZone, along with reviews from digital artists on Instagram.

    WIRED, for example, said that the new iPad Pro models are the "best, most powerful, most capable" iPads that "put other tablets to shame."

    ...

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    16:45
    Apple highlights its favorite quotes from iPad Pro...

    Just as it did for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, Apple has rounded up today’s iPad Pro reviews and pulled the best quotes from each, compiling them into one shining press release.

    more…

    The post Apple highlights its favorite quotes from iPad Pro reviews ahead of Wednesday’s launch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    16:25
    Seven new Apple app complications coming soon to...

    watchOS 5.1.1 was pushed out earlier today following a spate of bricked Watches last week for some devices updating to watchOS 5.1. However, it looks like this update has also tipped the hat on a few upcoming goodies for Series 4 owners.

    With iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1.1 installed, you can see seven new complications appear in the watch face gallery app for the Infograph and Infograph Modular faces: Home, Mail, Maps, Messages, News, Phone, and Remote …

    more…

    The post Seven new Apple app complications coming soon to Infograph face on Apple Watch Series 4 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    16:13
    Apple named recipient of Eleanor Roosevelt Award by...

    The Center for Hearing and Communication announced today that Apple is being awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for its “major strides in creating accessible technology for people with disabilities.” The award was first noted by reporter Steven Aquino on Twitter.

    more…

    The post Apple named recipient of Eleanor Roosevelt Award by the Center for Hearing & Communication appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    15:45
    Microsoft Invents a Surface Device with a Backside...

    Last week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft that revealed a new backside display for a Surface device used for writing or drawing.

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    14:56
    Nike+ Run Club update adds new Apple Watch...

    The Nike+ Run Club app for iOS has been updated today to version 5.20, bringing a few notable changes to both the iPhone app and Apple Watch app. With today’s update, Nike+ Run Club now integrates with Siri Suggestions, while there are also some new Apple Watch complications.

    more…

    The post Nike+ Run Club update adds new Apple Watch complications, Siri Suggestions support appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    14:53
    iTunes Remote app on iOS updated for new iPad Pro...

    The iTunes Remote app has today received an update to support the upcoming iPad Pro 11- and 12.9-inch screen resolutions. The update, version 4.4.1, also brings some other bug fixes and stability improvements to the table.

    more…

    The post iTunes Remote app on iOS updated for new iPad Pro display resolutions appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    14:43
    Apple Daily Report: iPhone sales look to dip in...

    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’s iPhone sales are set to dip by around a quarter in India’s holiday season fourth quarter, putting them on course for the first full-year fall in four years, industry research firm Counterpoint says.

    Along the (sorta) same lines, though I’m dubious about this one: Nikkei claims Apple has signaled disappointing demand for the new iPhone XR, telling its top smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to the model.

    Apple Pay will soon launch in Germany. Banks such as HVB and Bunq...

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    14:41
    Apple reiterates its support for the Paris Agreement...

    CNET reports that Apple has reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change with Lisa Jackson, Apple's head of environment, policy and social initiatives, told an arena full of tech leaders telling the Web Summit in Lisbon that the tech giant can continue to profit while being environmentally responsible.  

    "The air we breathe and the planet we leave to our children doesn't belong to any one party, it doesn't belong to any one ideology -- it belongs to all of us, and governments should be the allies in our work," she told an arena full of tech leaders. "At Apple we supported and we continue to support the Paris climate agreement.”

    CEO Tim Cook issued an internal email to Apple employees on June 1, 2017, saying that corporate environmental efforts will continue even though a personal appeal to President Donald Trump failed to stop him...

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    14:25
    Patent trollin’: Dynamic Data Technologies sues Apple

    Another day, another lawsuit. As reported by AppleInsider, a company called Dynamic Data Technologies is suing Apple, claiming the tech giant has infringed on 11 patents related to video streaming, processing, and optimization.

    The lawsuit requests a judgment in its favor, an award for damages for infringement, a judgement and order finding Apple's infringement was "willful, wanton, malicious, bad-faith, deliberate, consciously wrongful, flagrant, or characteristic of a pirate" in order to award enhanced damages, attorney's fees, and any other relief to which the company is entitled. A trial by jury is requested.

    It appears that Dynamic Data Technologies is a “patent troll.” In addition to Apple, it’s also sued companies such as AMD and Nvidia.

    A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization...

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    14:20
    Latest Retina MacBook Air hands-on tests 4K video...

    The new Retina MacBook Air will officially be available to consumers on Wednesday. Ahead of that release, early first-looks at the new device continue to trickle out to YouTube. Today, YouTuber Kraig Adams shared his hands-on with the new Retina MacBook Air, putting it through tests editing 4K video using Final Cut Pro.

    more…

    The post Latest Retina MacBook Air hands-on tests 4K video editing w/ Final Cut Pro [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    13:49
    9to5Mac Daily: November 5, 2018

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

    https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/11/9to5Mac-Daily-11-05-2018.mp3

    more…

    The post...

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    13:45
    Apple targeted in new patent infringement lawsuit...




    Apple has been hit by a new patent lawsuit from Dynamic Data Technologies, with the suit alleging Apple's products and services have infringed on 11 patents relating to video streaming, processing and optimization.

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    13:14
    Flickr imposes 1,000-photo limit, drops 1TB storage...

    This is a controversial decision but, if it works out the way SmugMug wants it to, it will fundamentally change the kind of site Flickr is and how it is used.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    12:58
    Apple updates iTunes Remote app for new iPad Pros

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    12:57
    iPhone XS bests iPhone XR in cellular signal...




    Even though they share the same Intel modem, the iPhone XS gets definitively better signal strength than the iPhone XR, according to test results shared on Monday.

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    12:53
    Luminar 2018 1.3.2

    Introduces the AI Sky Enhancer that uses artificial intelligence to create beautiful skies in your images. ($69 new, free update, 477 MB)

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    12:52
    Lowest prices: $50 off Apple's new 2018 MacBook...




    In what is the first material discount off MSRP on Apple's latest hardware, MacMall is knocking $50 off select 2018 iPad Pros, as well as Apple's standard Late 2018 13-inch MacBook Air. Prices start at just $899 after the cash discount, with free shipping as well.

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    12:44
    Agenda 2.6

    Enables editing of the displayed date label in the calendar popover as a way to jump quickly to a given date. (Free, 29.1 MB)

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    12:41
    ScreenFlow 8.2

    Brings a smattering of improvements and a lengthy list of bug fixes to the screencast recording and video editing app. ($129 new, free update, upgrade pricing available, 54.7 MB)

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    12:38
    Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1 to flx Apple Watch ‘...

    The release of watchOS 5.1 didn’t go so hot, as some early downloaders on October 30 discovered that the update was “bricking” their devices. Apple quickly pulled the release “as a precaution.” Today, the fix is here in there form of watchOS 5.1.1, and it’s now available for download.

    As you might expect, Apple’s patch notes don’t say anything about the bricking issue aside from the usual bit about including “improvements and bug fixes.”

    But the patch does come with a new feature—at least if you didn’t have a chance to download watchOS 5.1. As of today, the Apple Watch 4 will now automatically call emergency contacts if it detects that you’ve suffered a hard fall. It was one of the most impressive features when Apple showed off its updated wearable, and we’re glad to see it make the live release. Now we just need to see the promised ECG support.

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    12:01
    Apple's Confusing Mac Lineup: MacBook Air vs....

    Apple at its October event unveiled a new 2018 MacBook Air that's been entirely overhauled with a Retina display, Thunderbolt 3, a slimmed down design, a faster processor, and other hardware upgrades.

    The new $1,199 machine is a great addition to the MacBook Pro, but there's just one problem - Apple already had a notebook with all of these features. The 2018 MacBook Air is very similar to the 12-inch MacBook, which did not receive a 2018 update.

    Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

    The 2018 MacBook Air, which Apple is selling for $1,199, is better in almost every way than the 12-inch MacBook, which is still priced at $1,299. It has a larger Retina display, a faster Amber Lake...

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    11:57
    AR ‘flight simulator for surgeons’ offers easy...

    Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is known as a big proponent of AR. He said last year that he views it “as a big idea like the smartphone.” While augmented reality is being used for anything from gaming to shopping, navigation to useful tools, one company is making a big difference in how medical professionals train with software considered to be the “flight simulator for surgeons.” more…

    The post AR ‘...

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    11:55
    Unbox Therapy Unboxes the Solar Powered $4,700...

    Unbox Therapy unboxes the ultra exclusive Caviar iPhone X Tesla. It's hideous for the outrageous price but it's designed to make you feel better about plunking $1000-$1500 down for a new iPhone XS Max.

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    11:54
    Facebook pulls Trump ad TV networks took off the air

    Facebook confirmed that it has followed in the footsteps of most major media outlets and pulled a controversial advertisement released by the Donald Trump campaign. The social media giant, which allowed the video to run for several days on its platfo...

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    11:33
    Report claims Tesla's medical clinic denied...

    Earlier this year, The Center for Investigative Reporting's Reveal published a report claiming Tesla was undercounting its worker injuries and ignoring safety concerns presented by its factory managers. Now, in a new report, Reveal says the company's...

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    11:32
    Apple posts watchOS 5.1.1 to fix 'bricking...

    Apple has released watchOS 5.1.1. You can install it by using the Watch app on your iPhone.

    The operating system update comes after Apple’s release of watchOS 5.1 last week, which left some Apple Watches stuck on the Apple logo. Apple pulled that update. Version 5.1.1 supposedly fixes the problem.

    Even if version 5.1 didn’t brick your watch, based on my experience, you’ll still need to upgrade to version 5.1.1.

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    11:27
    Health-tracking AirPods are on the way, suggests...




    Apple's long-rumored second-generation of AirPods may have surfaced in regulatory filings, after the discovery of certification with the Bluetooth SIG potentially indicating a launch of new wireless earphones from the iPhone producer is inching closer, while trademark changes point to more health and wellness capabilities.

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    11:24
    TextSoap 8.4.9 - Automate tedious text document...

    TextSoap can automatically remove unwanted characters, fix up messed up carriage returns, and do pretty much anything else that we can think of to text. Save time and effort. Be more productive.

    Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. Let TextSoap help you automate away all that tediousness. And do it all from within your favorite app using TextSoap Menu. Enable it in preferences and access TextSoap in most apps that support standard copy and paste.

    Easy to learn for casual users, TextSoap offers the flexibility that expert users need.



    Version 8.4.9:

    Note: Version 8 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade information can be found here.

    • Updated “Capitalize Common Tech Names” with new iPhone model names.
    • Fixed TextSoap Menu items not displaying correctly in Dark Mode on Mojave.
    • Fixed...
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    11:23
    iPhone XS LTE performance ‘crushes’ iPhone XR in...

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    11:12
    How to use your iPhone to get to voting locations,...




    The major ride-sharing companies have special deals to help people get to their nearest voting station, and when you're done, use Apple News to deliver up the minute results.

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    11:12
    Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1 after previous update...

    Apple has released its latest watchOS update, after the previous release caused a bricking issue on some Apple Watches. The watchOS 5.1.1 update seems to resolve the problem that led the company to pull version 5.1 soon after releasing it last week.

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    10:54
    Apple Watch picks up two new colorful Hermes band...




    Apple on Monday released two new Hermes bands for the Apple Watch, looking to appeal to the fashion side of the wearable's fanbase.

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    10:40
    New AirPods Model Numbers Show Up in Bluetooth...

    New AirPods listings were added to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's regulatory database on November 1, 2018, suggesting a refreshed version of the accessory could be coming in the near future.

    The AirPods listing, noticed first by MySmartPrice, features model numbers A2031 and A2032, which seems to correspond to a left AirPod and a right AirPod, both of which have completed the Bluetooth Qualification Process.

    Apple's hardware version number is listed as REV1.1, compared to the REV1.0 hardware listing of the original AirPods. The new AirPods connect to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac using Bluetooth 5.0, according to the details provided, but little...

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    10:31
    AirPods update appears closer as new model receives...

    Apple’s October event came and went without mention of an updated AirPods wireless charging case or AirPower. Both products were originally announced back in 2017 during the iPhone X launch event. While we haven’t seen either product come to life, it does seem like Apple may be looking to releasing an AirPods update altogether, which may include that AirPods wireless charging case.

    more…

    The post AirPods update appears closer as new model receives Bluetooth SIG certification appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    10:30
    Save $50 on the new iPad Pros and MacBook Air ahead...

    Were you thinking you’d have to wait months to see price drops for the new MacBook Air and iPad Pros? Normally I’d agree with you, but today MacMall is offering $50 off both units a couple of days before they even officially ship.

    In the case of the MacBook Air, that means you buy the entry-level 8GB, RAM 128GB version...

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    10:22
    Supreme Court won't hear appeal over Obama-era...

    Net neutrality just secured a court victory... unfortunately, it won't make much of a difference in the near future. The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a 2016 DC court ruling that upheld the FCC's Obama-era net neutrality rules, l...

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    10:20
    Apple ships watchOS 5.1.1 update without Apple Watch...




    Apple has unexpectedly shipped an update to watchOS bringing it to version 5.1.1, a release of the wearable operating system that seems to solve a recent issue that bricked some models of Apple Watch.

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    10:16
    Fantastical 2 2.5.6 - Create calendar events and...

    Fantastical is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

    • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
    • Type in your event details and press return

    ...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

    Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



    Version 2.5.6:

  • Added support for Tabloid and Tabloid Oversize paper sizes when printing
  • Fixed control-clicking in the Day, Week, or Month view sometimes causing a mouse drag to begin
  • Fixed completed reminder checkbox appearing the wrong color in some situations
  • Various fixes and improvements


    • OS X 10.11 or later...

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    10:06
    olloclip announces new Pro Series and Intro lenses

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    10:04
    Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.1 to Solve watchOS 5.1...

    Following the release of watchOS 5.1 last Tuesday morning, some Apple Watch Series 4 owners began complaining that the update had bricked their watches, leaving the devices stuck at the Apple logo.

    The complaints led Apple to pull the watchOS 5.1 update to avoid further incidents, and it's been unavailable since Tuesday afternoon.

    As of today, Apple has released an updated version of watchOS, watchOS 5.1.1, that fixes the bug that caused some Apple Watch devices to be rendered non-functional.

    Not all Apple Watch owners who downloaded the original watchOS 5.1 update were impacted by the bug, but those who were will need to contact Apple as Apple has been sending out...

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    10:03
    An Apple Patent Describes an Elaborate Future...

    Over the weekend Patently Apple discovered a HomePod related patent describing the inner workings of the speaker array in-depth. While mildly interesting, what was buried deep within the patent filing was an eye opener. In fact it was surprisingly and refreshingly cool.

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    10:00
    watchOS 5.1.1 expected to be released today to...

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    09:54
    iOttie releases new iTap 2 magnetic iPhone car...

    iOttie is out today with three new magnetic iPhone car mounts. The new iTap 2 lineup offers users the ability to place their iPhone wherever it’s most convenient, vent, dashboard/windshield, or CD slot.

    more…

    The post iOttie releases new iTap 2 magnetic iPhone car mounts for vent, dash/windshield, and CD slot appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    09:44
    7-Eleven is testing a ‘scan and go’ mobile checkout...

    Cashier-less checkouts are supposed to be all about convenience, so it's only right that a convenience store gets in on the action. 7-Eleven is launching a new pilot program called Scan and Pay that lets you scan your purchases and checkout with your...

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    09:35
    watchOS 5.1.1 coming today following Apple Watch...

    There’s a new maintenance software update coming for Apple Watch today. watchOS 5.1.1 follows the rocky release of the previous watchOS software update that caused Apple Watch bricking after failing to successfully complete the installation for some customers.

    more…

    The post watchOS 5.1.1 coming today following Apple Watch bricking issues with previous update appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    09:30
    9to5Toys Lunch Break: New MacBook Air $1,149, Apple...

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

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    09:23
    Apple Loses Trillion Dollar Company Status Due to 10...

    AAPL has dipped below the $200 mark at times today, and is down around 10 percent since Apple's earnings report last week, resulting in the company losing its trillion dollar valuation in terms of market capitalization. As of writing, Apple has a market cap of around $950 billion based on its latest share count.

    Apple on Thursday reported revenue of $62.9 billion during the fourth quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, an all-time record for the July-September period, but the good news was overshadowed by Apple's revelation that it will no longer disclose iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales on a unit basis starting next quarter.

    The news has sparked concerns among some analysts and investors that Apple may have something to hide, as...

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    09:15
    Check out Engadget's 2018 holiday gift guide!

    It's November and Halloween is officially in the rearview mirror, which means it's officially OK to start thinking about the holidays. Specifically, all those gifts you want to buy for your friends and family. Team Engadget's been waiting for this mo...

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    09:10
    Olloclip expands iPhone clip-on lenses with new...




    Accessory producer Olloclip has introduced two new series of lenses that can be clipped onto an iPhone, with the Intro series aimed as a low-cost way for amateur photographers to change their smartphone images, while the Pro series offers higher quality lenses for prosumer or professional usage.

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    09:08
    PCMag: iPhone XS bests the XR and X in cellular...

    For those who are looking for the best cellular data connection rates with a new iPhone, it’s best to buy either the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. That’s the conclusion from testing performed by Cellular Insights and Rohde & Schwarz for PCMag, in which the phones were tested in varying conditions that included strong and weak signal conditions on both advanced and traditional networks.

    The difference appears to be in how the antennas are designed for the XS and XS Max compared to the XR. Both of the phones use the Intel XMM7560 cellular modem, but the XR only has half of the antenna branches that are built into the XS and XS Max. As a result, the XR is only a 2X2 MIMO phone as opposed to the XS/XS Max 4X4 MIMO design (MIMO stands for multiple input, multiple output).

    Chart via...

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    09:00
    Niantic revives ‘Ingress’ for the post–’Pokémon Go’...

    Niantic has a problem. It's the king of GPS/AR/Maps–based "exergaming," but it's leasing its empire. Pokémon Go is built on IP it doesn't own or control, and a portion of the profits are sent back to Japan. A chunk of the proceeds from i...

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    09:00
    Chrome will block all ads on consistently deceptive...

    Google is stepping up its fight against websites that use shady pop-ups and redirects to ensnare web users. As of December, Chrome 71 will block all ads on the "small number" of sites that consistently use these tactics, whether they're producing fa...

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    08:54
    Hyper unveils the first iPad Pro USB-C hub with HDMI...

    The new iPad Pro is the first iOS device to make the switch from Lightning to USB-C. Popular Apple accessory maker, Hyper, has now revealed the first iPad Pro USB-C hub along with a 50% promotion.

    more…

    The post Hyper unveils the first iPad Pro USB-C hub with HDMI, USB-A, headphone jack, SD slot, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    08:43
    The Gemini PDA's follow-up is a clamshell...

    Planet Computers' Gemini could serve as a phone if you really wanted, but it was ultimately a PDA first and foremost. It's keenly aware of that limitation, however -- the company has launched a crowdfunding project for the Cosmo Communicator, anothe...

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    08:31
    Flickr Limits Free Accounts to 1000 Photos to Make...

    Flickr, now owned by SmugMug, is limiting free accounts and improving paid accounts to help the beloved service survive in the long term.

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    08:29
    Blind comparison of photography on the iPhone XR...




    Comparing the iPhone XS Max's camera to the shooter on Google's Pixel 3 XL is a bit unfair, given the iPhone has a telephoto lens and costs $200 more. The iPhone XR has a single lens camera, just like the Pixel 3 XL, and it's actually $150 cheaper than Google's flagship, but will that work in the Pixel 3 XL's favor?

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    08:27
    Apple Pay finally 'coming soon' to Germany




    Apple Pay is at last "coming soon" to Germany, according to the company's website, though it has less than two months to fulfill a 2018 launch date it promised earlier in the year.

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    08:19
    Facebook opens small business pop-ups in nine Macy...

    Facebook is bringing around 100 digital-native brands and small businesses that have found success on the social network and Instagram to physical retail locations. It's opening pop-ups at nine Macy's stores as the holiday shopping season gets underw...

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    08:17
    EtreCheck Pro 5.0.7 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

    EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

    EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.

    EtreCheck 5 is free and available in the Mac App Store with in-app purchases available. EtreCheck can now automatically generate solutions for any problems that it finds.



    Version 5.0.7:

    • Updated Paddle SDK to hopefully resolve crashes during in-app purchases
    • Improve in-app purchase descriptions and order flow
    • Significant improvements to adware detection and removal
    • Other improvements and bug fixes



    • OS X 10.9 or later
    • ...

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    08:07
    Start stashing stocking stuffers early with these...

    Black Friday is just around the corner, but you don’t have to wait until then to grab great deals on stocking stuffers. Today, the...

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    07:58
    Analyst fears over iPhone XR shipments, future sales...




    Apple's stock price has taken a beating during early Monday trading, after analysts from two investment firms downgraded the iPhone producer following the latest quarterly results release, with analysts pessimistic on shipment figures and the lack of data going forward.

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    07:55
    Apple Third Street Promenade returns to Santa Monica...

    After closing on September 16th to receive a renovation, Apple’s Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica, California will reopen on November 17th at 10:00 A.M. Updates to the store will include a newly added Forum, expansive Video Wall, and Apple’s latest fixtures and displays.

    more…

    The post Apple Third Street Promenade returns to Santa Monica November 17th ‘for all the imagination under the sun’ appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    07:54
    Olloclip launches Pro and Intro series lenses for...

    Olloclip has today released two new lines of lenses for iPhone and more. With the new Pro Series and Intro Series filling out the Connect X lineup, the company is looking to offer improved photography to all types of users, from those on a budget to enthusiasts looking to get the best shots possible.

    more…

    The post Olloclip launches Pro and Intro series lenses for iPhone and Android, with telephoto, super-wide, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    07:54
    12.9-inch iPad Pro review roundup: The most powerful...

    It’s a big week for Apple, with the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and iPad Pro all landing on Friday. It’s unlikely you’ll be buying all three—unless you have a few thousand dollars lying around—so you may be trying to decide whether the new iPad Pro is good enough to be your primary device. If the early reviews are any indication, it’s probably not.

    But it is the best iPad ever. Reviewers were unanimous in praising the design and new flexibility of Apple’s latest tablet thanks to USB-C, but peripheral support and iOS is still light years away from MacOS. Here’s what they had to say:

    To read this...

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    07:44
    Supreme Court refuses to hear Net Neutrality appeal...




    A two-year legal battle about preserving Net Neutrality legislation that was made moot by new regulations has ended, as the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case.

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    07:30
    iPhone XR review: Keeping compromises to a minimum

    Samuel Axon

    Steve Jobs famously believed the devices his company produced would bring technology to the masses, but he was rarely willing to make the compromises necessary to bring that vision to fruition. Apple has only sometimes released products that were priced for everyone.

    That trend continued in late September with the release of the flagship iPhone XS, a compelling, envelope-pushing product that is nonetheless priced out of range for many consumers. Enter the iPhone XR, a close sibling to the XS that trades the latter’s expensive OLED display for an LCD and a dual-camera system for a single camera among other things—all to bring the price down just enough so more people can buy it.

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    07:23
    Apple Now Has 132K Full-Time Employees, Spent $14.2B...

    Following the conclusion of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended September 29, Apple today filed its annual Form 10-K [PDF] with the SEC. We've combed through the exhaustive, legalese-rich 72-page report so you don't have to.

    Highlights:

    • 9,000 more employees: Apple has 132,000 full-time employees as of the end of its 2018 fiscal year, up from 123,000 a year prior.

  • R&D expenses rise nearly $3 billion: Apple spent $14.2 billion on research and development in its 2018 fiscal year, a nearly 23 percent increase over the $11.5 billion it spent in its 2017 fiscal year.
  • Apple continues to...
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    07:16
    Apple website and major bank both show Apple Pay ‘...

    Apple’s German website, and that of a major bank, both say that Apple Pay is ‘coming soon’ in Germany, suggesting that the long wait may shortly be over …

    more…

    The post Apple website and major bank both show Apple Pay ‘coming soon’ in Germany appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    07:16
    The 2018 iPad Pros

    The iPad Pro is like a computer from an alternate universe. In the normal universe, Moore’s Law has stopped delivering significant year-over-year returns, and high-performance portables need fans to cool them. In the iPad universe, Moore’s Law still delivers year after year, and a super-fast, genuinely “pro” portable needs no fan.

    When I reviewed the previous generation of iPad Pros in June 2017, I wrote:

    Apple’s in-house chip team continues to amaze. No one buys an iPad
    because of CPU benchmarks, but the new iPad Pro’s CPU performance
    is mind-boggling. Forget about comparisons to the one-port MacBook
    — the iPad Pro blows that machine out of the water
    performance-wise. The astounding thing is that the new iPad Pro
    holds its own against the MacBook Pro in single-core
    performance.

    The new iPad Pros, equipped with Apple’s A12X system-on-a-chip, are now...

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    07:05
    ∞ Three year old Freddie Mercury fan belts out...

    [VIDEO] This is just impossibly cute. And I’m thinking she learned this from watching Wayne’s World. Why? Cause of the bit at about 1:20 in, in which young Holly Lee proceeds to head-bang, like a boss. Video embedded in the main Loop post.

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    07:01
    The T2 chip physically disconnects the mic when your...

    Interesting snippet from this TechCrunch post:

    Buried in Apple’s latest range of MacBooks — including the MacBook Pro out earlier this year and the just-announced MacBook Air — is the new T2 security chip, which helps protect the device’s encryption keys, storage, fingerprint data and secure boot features.

    Little was known about the chip until today. According to its newest published security guide, the chip comes with a hardware microphone disconnect feature that physically cuts the device’s microphone from the rest of the hardware whenever the lid is closed.

    And from the T2 Security Chip Overview itself:

    All Mac portables with the Apple T2 Security Chip feature a hardware disconnect that ensures that the microphone...

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    07:01
    'Fortnite' is adding NFL team jerseys,...

    Epic Games has landed a major partnership for Fortnite -- it's bringing the National Football League into the fold. Starting Friday at 7PM ET, you'll be able to buy NFL team outfits from the Battle Royale Item Shop, which you can customize with any o...

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    07:00
    Kantar: Apple makes strong gains in the U.S....

    The latest smartphone operating system data from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech shows a mixed picture for Android, which while losing ground to iOS in the U.S. has made significant gains across the five main European markets in the three months ending in September. 

    “Healthy early sales of iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max models in the States are good news for Apple,” says Dominic Sunnebo, global director for Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. “Combined with the continued strong momentum we’re seeing among its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, these sales have contributed to a 5.0 percentage point increase in OS share for Apple in the US – the biggest gain seen worldwide this quarter.”


    The  iPhone 8 was the top selling model in the U.S. over the quarter, with a 9.4% share of the handset market. With the iPhone XR launching outside this period Kantar expects Apple share to tick up further towards the end of the year.”

    “The...

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    06:50
    Korean Wireless Carriers and Competitors are at War...

    On Friday Patently Apple posted a report titled "In Samsung Country Apple Fans lined up overnight to get their hands on the latest iPhones and Apple Watch 4." The news of South Koreans lining up around the block to purchase iPhones has apparently set some heads on fire. This morning a wildly angry Korean report using anonymous wireless carrier and industry sources lashed out at Apple for not subsidizing iPhones like Samsung does.

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    06:48
    German Apple Pay launch imminent

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    06:39
    iPhone grew market share in US, Australia, China;...

    Strong early sales of the iPhone XS/Max in the final part of quarter three helped Apple’s share of the smartphone market grow in the US, Australia and China. That’s according to data provided by Kantar Worldpanel.

    Unsurprisingly, the highest growth was seen in the USA, where the iPhone 8/Plus also helped Apple boost its market share …

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    The post iPhone grew market share in US, Australia, China; lost share in Europe, Japan – Kantar Worldpanel appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    06:34
    ∞ Rene Ritchie interviews Apple’s Sr. Director of...

    [VIDEO] If you watched Apple’s event last week, you’ll know Tom Boger as the person who introduced the new Mac mini.

    This is a subset of a longer interview (here’s a link to the longer version, a podcast) that focuses on Apple’s Mac product grid (Steve Jobs famously introduced the Desktop/Portable vs Consumer/Pro grid back in the day) and the MacBook Air’s place in the product line, as well as how Apple decides which parts to make user serviceable.

    This is absolutely worth a watch/listen. I found Tom’s explanation of where the MacBook Air fits to be interesting, but it still doesn’t click for me. Listen for yourself (video embedded in main Loop post). Nice work, Rene.

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    06:32
    olloclip expands lens offerings for mobile...

    olloclip has announced its new Pro Series and Intro Series of lenses, offering more choices for both enthusiast and casual smartphone photographers to change their field of view. 

    The new Pro and Intro Series complete the olloclip Connect X line designed to let smartphone users shoot wider and closer than with the built-in camera alone. All olloclip Connect X lenses are compatible with the Multi-Device clip, iPhone X clip, and future iPhone attachment clips, according to Todd Williams, global sales director at olloclip. 

    The new olloclip Pro Series consists of a Super Wide lens and a Telephoto lens. The Pro Super Wide lens provides a wider field of view with the least amount of distortion of any olloclip wide angle lens. The Pro Telephoto lens offers the same two-times magnification as previous telephoto lenses, but gathers more light for a brighter photograph. Both lenses are available now with any of olloclip's lens attachment clips for $119.95, or individually for...

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    06:30
    First wave of 2018 iPad Pro reviews praise new...




    Some of the earliest reviews of the 2018 iPad Pros have gone live, lauding the tablets for their improvements, while cautioning that they may not be for everyone, given high prices and limits in completely replacing a laptop.

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    06:29
    Amazon opens its first 4-Star store in California

    Amazon is opening its 4-Star location in California. The new shop -- which boasts a mix of Amazon's highest-rated and "new and trending" products (think toys, household items, and Echos) -- launches in Berkeley today, reports The Verge.

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    06:22
    HYPER previews its HyperDrive USB-C hub for the new...

    HYPER by Shano Corp. has announced the HyperDrive USB-C Hub for the new iPad Pros. It connects directly to the tablet to add six additional ports: 4K HDMI, 35mm audio jack, SD, micro SD, USB-A 3.0, and USB-C power delivery.

    The HyperDrive plug-in adapter features a (patent pending) removable and replaceable C-shape grip designed to hold the USB-C hub securely in place. Users can leave the HyperDrive connected to the iPad Pro to have access to all the ports they need, without worrying about dangling cabled dongles, according to the folks at HYPER.

    It’s available in space gray or aluminum models. The HyperDrive, which works with both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, has a removable and replaceable translucent C-shape grip made of soft polycarbonate and ABS material designed to securely holds the USB-C hub in place without blemishing the tablet’s surface.

    The HyperDrive for iPad Pro will be available in December for $49 for customers who...

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    06:20
    It’s not your imagination: Phone battery life is...

    Geoffrey A Fowler, Washington Post:

    If you recently bought a new flagship phone, chances are its battery life is actually worse than an older model.

    For the last few weeks, I’ve been performing the same battery test over and over again on 13 phones. With a few notable exceptions, this year’s top models underperformed last year’s. The new iPhone XS died 21 minutes earlier than last year’s iPhone X. Google’s Pixel 3 lasted nearly an hour and a half less than its Pixel 2.

    Phone makers tout all sorts of tricks to boost battery life, including more-efficient processors, low-power modes and artificial intelligence to manage app drain. Yet my results, and tests by other reviewers I spoke with, reveal an open secret in the industry: the lithium-ion batteries in smartphones are hitting an inflection point where they simply can’t keep up.

    In a nutshell, the case being made here is that battery efficiency is growing very slowly, while screen technology (and other)...

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    06:12
    WiFiSpoof 3.4.2 - Change your WiFi MAC address.

    WiFiSpoof quickly and easily allows you to change your WiFi MAC address via hot-key or the system menu bar.



    Version 3.4.2:

    Fixed:

    • An issue with the menus not honoring the lowercase/uppercase preference
    • An issue with displaying rules when not connected to any network
    • An issue with unknown network rules
    • A potential hang



    • OS X 10.11 or later



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    06:09
    iPhone XR benchmarks confirm essentially identical...

    With the iPhone XR containing the same A12 Bionic chip as the iPhone XS, we expected it to offer identical performance, and this has now been confirmed. Macworld reported on the results it found from iPhone XR benchmarks …

    more…

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    06:00
    Daily Deal: ALLAS True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds

    Wireless earbuds are the way to listen to music these days, but sometimes they’re not really “wireless”, with a cable connecting the two earbuds together. ALLAS True Wireless Bluetooth 5 Earbuds ($49.99) lose the wires altogether, and they’re completely water-resistant as well.

    For less than a third of the price of Apple’s AirPods, you’re getting state-of-the-art Bluetooth 5 wireless. and a truly sweat and water-resistant design. Unlike AirPods, you’ll also get deep bass and high-quality audio sound with a frequency range of 20Hz to 200KHz. The ALLAS earbuds come with a charging case that can be fully charged 1.5 hours; with a full charge in the earbuds and recharging them in the case, you...

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    06:00
    ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: Big on power and price

    Full disclosure: I have something of a complicated relationship with ThinkPads. Once upon a time, I was what you might call a "fanboy." Over the course of my life, I've had five of them. In fact, I've never actually purchased any other brand of...

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    05:44
    When a musician on the cusp of fame dies, what...

    Jon Caramanica, New York Times:

    Lil Peep died of an accidental drug overdose last November at 21. Afterward, attention turned to his computer. First, it went to London, where the files were backed up by First Access Entertainment, the company that helped guide his career.

    Then it went to his mother, Liza Womack. In an interview in her cozy Long Island home, sitting on a nondescript couch that belonged to Peep and was shipped cross-country after his death, she calmly recalled walking into an Apple store, handing the laptop to a clerk, and saying: “My son died. This is him. Take this and put it on a new one.”

    Sometime after that, in London, the producer George Astasio and Peep’s longtime musical collaborator Smokeasac finally set out to catalog its contents. What they found were Lil Peep’s complete recordings — some finished, some in fragments; some heard and familiar, many not.

    This is an interesting story. Lil Peep was just starting to break out. With...

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    05:39
    Google to work with iRobot’s robot vacuums on...

    The Verge:

    Google and iRobot have announced they’re working together to improve smart home technology using mapping data collected by iRobot’s robot vacuums. The two companies say the aim is to make smart homes “more thoughtful” by leveraging the unique dataset collected by iRobot: maps of customers’ homes.

    And:

    “Much like assigning smart lights or other smart devices to rooms in the home, the Assistant only learns what names people have given to areas of their homes, so that it can then deploy the iRobot i7+ to that area,” said Google in a statement. “We do not receive any information on the layout of the home or where the areas are, respectively.”

    Very interesting read. AI continues its creep inside your home. Though Google says they do not receive the mapping info, I am skeptical that that info won’t eventually find its way outside, even if it’s via the work of hackers.

    Who cares about room data? It’s an avenue, a path to a future where all...

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    05:24
    AAPL falls 2% on report of slashed iPhone XR...

    Nikkei has run a report suggesting that Apple has instructed its suppliers to reduce iPhone XR production, reflecting lower-than-expected demand.

    Foxconn […] would produce around 100,000 fewer units daily to reflect the new demand outlook – down 20% to 25% from the original optimistic outlook.

    The report has seen the stock fall almost 2% in pre-market trading, adding to last week’s 6% fall on weaker-than-expected guidance and nervousness around the company no longer reporting iPhone sales numbers …

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    The post AAPL falls 2% on report of slashed iPhone XR production, but claim questioned...

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    05:16
    Look to the new Mac mini with Thunderbolt 3 to...




    There aren't many users who have a real need for the internal expansion options that the old Mac Pro used to give us -- yet they are loud and there will probably be a roar of disappointment when the machine comes out, because we don't think "modular" as it refers to the forthcoming Mac Pro means what some of the devout want it to mean.

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    05:13
    It's Not Your Imagination: Smartphone Battery...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Washington Post: For the last few weeks, I've been performing the same battery test over and over again on 13 phones. With a few notable exceptions, this year's top models underperformed last year's. The new iPhone XS died 21 minutes earlier than last year's iPhone X. Google's Pixel 3 lasted nearly an hour and a half less than its Pixel 2. Phone makers tout all sorts of tricks to boost battery life, including more-efficient processors, low-power modes and artificial intelligence to manage app drain. Yet my results, and tests by other reviewers I spoke with, reveal an open secret in the industry: the lithium-ion batteries in smartphones are hitting an inflection point where they simply can't keep up.

    "Batteries improve at a very slow pace, about 5 percent per year," says Nadim Maluf, the CEO of a Silicon Valley firm called Qnovo that helps optimize batteries. "But phone power consumption is growing up faster than 5 percent." Blame...

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    05:04
    iPhone XR demand reportedly forcing Apple to cut...




    Apple, after seeing allegedly poor demand for the iPhone XR, has reportedly told assembly partners Foxconn and Pegatron to stop any preparations the firms are making for new smartphone production lines specifically for the recently-launched model.

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    05:00
    How to use Time Machine to restore photos you’ve...

    The Mac’s Photos app can take up a lot of storage space—actually, it’s not the app itself that uses up space, but its database of images that you have imported into Photos. So naturally, when you need to free up storage space, one way to do that is to delete photos from the Photos app.

    Say you deleted some photos in Photos, but now you need to get those photos back. And what if, after deleting those photos, you added some new ones. So now you want to restore the deleted photos, while at the same time, preserve the just added ones. Can it be done?

    Yes, but it requires a little finesse. You will also need an external drive with enough storage to restore your entire Photos Library.

    To read this article in full, please click here

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    04:58
    iPad Pro Reviews Roundup: Blazingly Fast With a More...

    The first wave of reviews of Apple's redesigned iPad Pro were published this morning. We've collected some of the key takeaways below.

    The new upgraded 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models feature edge-to-edge displays that do away with the Home button, slim bezels all the way around, and a TrueDepth camera system that enables Face ID. Apple's new iPad Pro models also work with the Apple Pencil 2 and revamped Smart Keyboards.

    On the new iPad Pro design:

    Apple says this is the iPad it's wanted to build all along, and I'm not surprised. All the horsepower tucked away inside (and there's a lot of it) is more accessible because of this...

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    04:49
    iPad Pro review roundup: The best iPad yet, still...

    The embargo has lifted and the iPad Pro review fest has begun. Apple gave a bunch of websites and publications four days to test the 2018 iPads, and the early verdicts are in.

    What’s interesting to me in reading them is that Apple has made its marketing job very much harder by positioning the device so strongly as ‘a computer.’ Most reviews judged the device in that light, and found it wanting.

    But a couple of them suggested that perhaps that view is old-fashioned, and that the next generation will consider a finger and pencil a much more natural device than a trackpad. Check out the Mashable and Washington Post reviews below for that perspective …

    more…

    The post iPad Pro review roundup: The...

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    04:42
    Butler 4.2.3 - Hot key, menu, and keyword launcher.

    Butler makes it easier for you to perform a wide variety of potentially recurring tasks. Just arrange these tasks in Butler's fully customizable configuration and assign one or more triggers to a task.

    Available Triggers

    • freely configurable system-wide menus in your menu bar/Butler's docklet
    • freely configurable pop-up menus -- triggered via hot key or hot corner (see below)
    • abbreviations -- for example, enter "qt" to launch QuickTime Player
    • hot keys -- for example, hit [F1] make iTunes switch to the next track
    • hot corners -- for example, [shift]-[right mouse button click] in the lower left corner of your screen to pop up a menu that lists all system preference panes
    • events -- for example, launch iChat when Butler starts up and the [option] key is not held

    Possible Tasks

    • launch applications
    • open files
    • access preference panes
    • manage bookmarks...
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    04:41
    Supply Chain Report Suggests that Pegatron no Longer...

    A new supply chain reports today that Pegatron has solved their issue of labor shortage at its plants in China and has made prompt shipments allowing its major brand client to start delivering its new smartphone models in late October. The report is pointing to iPhone X production

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    04:30
    The Otterbox Traction is the ‘grippiest’ iPhone case...

    The $39.95 Otterbox Traction is aptly named: it offers the most “traction” and is the “grippiest” iPhone case I’ve ever tested. 

    It doesn’t come with a screen guard — and I urge you add one, especially if you don’t have AppleCare on your smartphone — but otherwise offers decent protection thanks to its polycarbonate shell, synthetic rubber exterior bumper, and synthetic rubber screen bezel.

    It protects even while displaying your iPhone’s good looks. The svelte Traction hugs the iPhone and features a soft touch with a splash of color (evening blush, shock berry, electric tide, or night glow). Thanks to its thin design, it slips relatively easy in and out of pockets.

    The Traction feels good in the hand and the iPhone’s buttons are still easy to press with it installed. It’s not too bulky and adds almost no weight to the smartphone. 

    The...

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    04:11
    In 2009 Steve Jobs Mocked Amazon for not Reporting...

    Last Thursday after Apple's financial conference call Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Surprisingly Announces that it will no longer report iPhone, iPad or Mac Unit Data on Quarterly Financial Reports." It was obvious that Apple's revelation would be the story the day for Friday. Now Fox News has dug up a time when Steve Jobs ...

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    04:00
    HYLA Mobile: the iPhone 6 remains the top traded...

    HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device trade-ins and reuse solutions, says that ver $627 million was returned to U.S. consumers in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 thanks to mobile device trade-ins. This is an increase of 51% from Q2 2018, which saw $414 million returned to U.S. consumers from trade-ins.

    Q3 is typically a strong quarter for mobile device trade-ins. Last year, HYLA Mobile saw a similar $200 million increase from Q2 2017 ($384 million) to Q3 2017 ($581million). HYLA Mobile’s data shows an 8% year-on-year increase in mobile device trade-ins.

    HYLA Mobile’s Q3 2018 mobile device trade-in trends report analyzes competitive market trends along with historical performance. It offers a perspective on the U.S. pre-owned device market, including which devices retain their value and how long customers are keeping their devices. Key findings of the recent report reveal...

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    03:15
    Apple News app to offer live election coverage on...

    If you were on the fence as to how best to follow election coverage Tuesday night, Apple might have you covered.

    On November 6th Apple is replacing the 2018 Midterm Elections channel in the News app with Election Night. The updated channel will offer real time updates, news, infographics, and election results. The switch will happen at 8 PM eastern time.

    Apple offered the following comment as to what to expect:

    All the news coverage in the hub isn’t being driven by algorithms. For Apple News’ team, Election Night is an all-hands-on-deck type of situation involving real human editors. In fact, human editorial oversight is a key difference between Apple’s approach to news aggregation and curation, compared with competitors like Google, Twitter and Facebook — all of which have come under fire for their outsized roles in the spread of information, and, at times, disinformation.

    The Election Night channel will replace the News Digest tab at bottom of the...

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    03:00
    Pictar Pro Kickstarter looks to bring DSLR features...

    In what might be one of the cooler Kickstarter campaigns out there, the Pictar Pro camera system essentially turns your iPhone or Android phone into a DSLR camera. The accessories add the weight, feel, and options that you find with a DSLR camera, the Pictar Pro allowing users to download the iOS or Android app, snap their smartphone into the casing, have the devices automatically pair and have the camera ready to go.

    The kit offers a finer set of tools and more precise set of readily accessible controls. Features set as a better exposure control and zoom via the buttons are now available and some nice add ons such as a viewfinder help out as well.

    The Pictar app detects which smartphone the Pictar itself has been paired with, then sees which phone and camera abilities are available.

    In short, this returns all the nifty buttons, wheels, and controls of a classic camera to your smartphone and looks pretty interesting. The company has already brought several...

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    03:00
    How to enable apps at log-in on macOS Mojave

    If there are certain apps that you'll always use the moment you start up your Mac, you can set ‘em up to automatically log-in via System Preferences. 

    Go to Users, make sure your user account (in the Users & Groups tab) is highlighted, then click Login Items. Click the + and you can choose an app, file server or pretty much anything else that should open when you log in. Once you've added something, you can use the checkboxes to opt to hide it, though it will still be running in the background. 

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    03:00
    Coral One review: This 2-in-1 robot vacuum promises...

    Combining a self-propelled vacuum with a handheld unit yields a tool that can clean more than your floors.

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    03:00
    iPhone XR benchmarks: Every bit as fast as the...

    When we took a look at the iPhone XS and XS Max performance in September, we confirmed what we expected: They are not only the fastest iPhones ever made, but the fastest phones, period. Apple’s A12 Bionic just crushes every other phone processor.

    Now that the iPhone XR is available, with the same A12 Bionic processor running at the same speeds, we expect it to deliver similar performance in a package that costs $250 less. And because it’s a big phone with a big (for Apple) battery, and a much lower-resolution 1792x828 pixel LCD display, it should deliver battery life that outpaces every other iPhone on the market.

    To read this article in full, please click here

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    01:51
    Apple Pay is Set to Launch in Germany

    Apple Pay is about to launch in Germany. Banks such as HVB and Bunq this morning sent out emails to customers announcing their imminent support for Apple's mobile payment system in the country.

    Apple Pay is "coming soon" according to Apple's own regional German website, which lists supported banks and cards, including boon, comdirect, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank, and Vim Pay. We'll update this article as soon as we can confirm that Apple Pay is operational in Germany for end users.

    Apple Pay support in Germany has been ...

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    00:01
    How to disable Apple Music listening history on...

    We’ve already covered how to disable Apple Music listening history on HomePod. Now we’ll show you how to do the same on iPhone and iPad.

    more…

    The post How to disable Apple Music listening history on iPhone and iPad appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    00:00
    How to change between Fahrenheit and Celsius on...

    No matter if you’d like to switch up your temperature units for fun or maybe practice in preparation for travel or moving across the globe, follow along for how to change between Fahrenheit and Celsius on iPhone.

    more…

    The post How to change between Fahrenheit and Celsius on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    Sunday November 4

    23:48
    WhatRoute 2.1.10 - Geographically trace online data-...

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

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

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


    ...

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    20:59
    Amadeus Pro 2.5 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

    Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

    Features

    • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
    • Multitrack editing an recording.
    • Batch processing and conversion.
    • Sound denoising and repairing.
    • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
    • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
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    17:11
    Tablet Shipments Decline For 16th Straight Quarter

    The tablet market has now declined year-over-year for 16 quarters straight. According to new estimates from IDC, "Q3 2018 saw an 8.6 percent year-over-year decline: 36.4 million units shipped worldwide, compared to 39.9 million units in the same quarter last year," reports VentureBeat. From the report: The only silver lining is that the Q3 2018 decline wasn't double digits again. While 2017 quarters only saw single-digit declines, Q1 2018 and Q2 2018 were in the double digits. The estimates come from IDC, which counts both slate form factors and detachables, meaning tablets with keyboards included. Apple maintained its top spot for the quarter, with Samsung and Amazon rounding out the top three. Huawei was the only company in the top five to ship more tablets than the year before. The top five vendors accounted for 68.4 percent of the market, up from 67.1 percent last year.

    ...

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    11:19
    Apple's First 5G iPhone Will Arrive In 2020,...

    Fast Company reports that Apple is working on a 5G iPhone that will come to market in 2020, according to a source familiar with the matter. From the report: Apple plans to use Intel's 8161 5G modem chip in its 2020 phones. Intel hopes to fabricate the 8161 using its 10-nanometer process, which increases transistor density for more speed and efficiency. If everything goes as planned, Intel will be the sole provider of iPhone modems. Intel has been working on a precursor to the 8161 called the 8060, which will be used for prototyping and testing the 5G iPhone.

    Apple, our source says, has been unhappy with Intel lately. The most likely reason relates to the challenge of solving heat dissipation issues caused by the 8060 modem chip. Many wireless carriers, including Verizon and AT&T in the U.S., will initially rely on millimeter-wave spectrum (between 28 gigahertz and 39 Ghz) to connect the first 5G phones. But millimeter-wave signal requires some heavy lifting from the...

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    09:59
    YouTube might come to Nintendo Switch on November 8th

    You haven't had many options for streaming video on the Switch. There's Niconico in Japan, Hulu... and, well, that's about it. Another option might be right around the bend, however. In the wake of hints from this spring, people searching Nintendo...

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    09:05
    The best USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 accessories for...

    Apple finally debuted its long-awaited new Retina MacBook Air last Tuesday. As many anticipated, the new MacBook Air drops all of its legacy ports in favor of USB-C. While the transition to USB-C is bound to be bumpy for some MacBook Air users, it also opens the MacBook up to a host of new accessories and peripherals.

    Read on as we roundup some of the MacBook Air accessories with USB-C & Thunderbolt 3.

    more…

    The post The best USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 accessories for Apple’s new MacBook Air appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    08:45
    iPhone XS versus iPhone X - which phone unlocks...




    The iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max are all packing Apple's second-generation Face ID, an updated version of the biometric authentication system which is supposed to be faster than the version introduced with the iPhone X. Is there actually a noticeable difference between the already-fast and the potentially faster versions in the real world?

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    08:30
    After Math: The best kind of falling star

    Gavin McInnes and his gang of Proud Boys, newly minted stars of the Alt-Right, took their first steps back toward irrelevancy this week when they got themselves banned from Facebook. At the same time, we've had to say goodbye to a pair of space-based...

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    07:49
    Abode home security starter kit (2018) review: This...

    With Cue, Abode takes another step toward broadening the appeal of its security-focused smart home system.

    | Read more »
    07:46
    As the Smartphone Market is undergoing a Huge...

    While the talk in the techland is that China smartphone sales have slowed, they haven't for China's top OEMs Huawei, Vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi. The top three OEM's grew 4 to 13% year over year in Q3. While Xiaomi fell 1% in China, they've skyrocketed in India and globally registered 25% growth. While China's top smartphone OEMs grew, Apple dropped in China by 17% in Q3 while being flat on a global scale. For Samsung, Q3 was not kind to them in China, falling by a jaw-dropping 67% as Counterpoint's report chart below confirms. The smartphone industry is undergoing a tectonic shift in leadership that has only really begun.

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    07:00
    Motorola One launches in the US on November 11th for...

    You'll soon be able to buy the Motorola One in the US. The phonemaker says it's bringing the Android One phone stateside "after a successful launch" in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe where it's sold for €299. In the US, the device will s...

    | Read more »
    06:32
    How to share iCloud Photo Library photos with anyone...




    One of the smaller reasons to flip on Apple's iCloud Photo Library is easier sharing with people who may not have an Apple device, or who might not be as technically savvy -- here's how to make that happen.

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    06:21
    Rumor: Apple plans to use Intel 5G modem chips in...

    Forget 2018 and 2019 iPhones; let’s look ahead to 2020 models. According to a Fast Company report, Apple plans to use Intel’s 8161 5G modem chip in its 2020 smartphones.

    Mock-up courtesy of “5G-Mobile”

    The article, quoting an unnamed source, says Intel has been working on a precursor to the 8161 modem chip (the 8060) that will be used for prototyping and testing the 5G iPhone. If everything goes as planned, the chip maker will be the single for iPhone modems.

    Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 90%. The report makes sense if Apple and Intel are still best buds. That’s a big “if” since everyone is expecting Apple to make its own Mac processors in the not-too-distant future. That’s probably going to happen, but Apple isn’t likely to make its own smartphone modems anytime soon.

    But...

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    06:00
    Is the MacBook Air a good laptop for students,...

    Last week, I wrote an article about the laptop I hoped Apple would announce at their October event. That event has come and gone, and I’ve gotten no less than 10 Twitter DMs and many iMessages from friends asking “Is the MacBook Air a good laptop?”.

    In short, the Retina MacBook Air was a exactly what I wanted them to announce. The new MacBook Air is now the Mac I recommend to most people. It’ll fly off the shelves for college students and enterprise buyers.

    more…

    The post Is the MacBook Air a good laptop for students,...

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    05:58
    Pentagon preps cyberattack in case Russia interferes...

    There may not be any immediate evidence of Russia directly meddling with the US midterm elections, but the Department of Defense is apparently ready to strike back if it happens. Anonymous officials talking to the Center for Public Integrity and the...

    | Read more »
    02:43
    Amadeus Pro 2.5 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

    Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

    Features

    • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
    • Multitrack editing an recording.
    • Batch processing and conversion.
    • Sound denoising and repairing.
    • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
    • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
    | Read more »
    01:25
    Facebook reorganizes Oculus to further its long-term...

    Facebook isn't done shaking up its strategy for Oculus. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook reorganized its augmented and virtual reality teams this week to focus on areas of technical expertise, rather than specific products. The company acknowle...

    | Read more »

    Saturday November 3

    19:59
    WhiteCap 6.8.2 - Visual plug-in for iTunes and other...

    WhiteCap is a sleek and sophisticated music visualizer and screensaver that features futuristic, wireframe mesh visuals with dynamic backgrounds and colors.

    WhiteCap contains thousands of visual combinations, real-time audio response, configurable on-screen menus, and an extensive library of visual content.

    • Continuously morphing stream of visual effects
    • Adjustable zoom, speed, and music response
    • Easy to install, easy to use



    Version 6.8.2:

    • Fixed rare line drawing crash
    • Improved line drawing when auto-generating normals



    • OS X 10.6 or later



    Download Now]]>

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    19:59
    ExpanDrive 6.3.0 - Access cloud storage just like a...

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

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



    Version 6.3.0:

    New:

    • Added support for macOS 10.14 Mojave Dark mode
    • Added support for B2 application-specific keys

    Fixed:

    • Improved SFTP/S3 refresh on remote files
    • Improved SFTP background reconnect



    • OS X 10.9 or later



    Download Now]]>

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    19:58
    Apple reportedly launches its first 5G iPhone in 2020

    The first 5G smartphones should arrive in 2019, but don't expect Apple to rush to join them. A Fast Company source claims Apple intends to use an Intel 5G modem, the 8161, in its 2020 batch of iPhones. Apple is reportedly using a precursor 8060 chi...

    | Read more »
    18:32
    SpaceX's Starman Roadster has ventured past Mars

    Starman and its Tesla Roadster are officially a long, long way from home. SpaceX has confirmed that Falcon Heavy's test payload has passed Mars' orbit, putting it at one of its greatest distances away from the Sun (it should reach its far point on N...

    | Read more »
    17:04
    Amazon warehouse collapse in Baltimore leaves two...

    Amazon is grappling with tragedy at one of its warehouses this weekend. A 50-foot wall at the company's southeast Baltimore fulfillment center collapsed on the night of November 2nd in the midst of a large storm, killing two people. They worked for...

    | Read more »
    15:33
    SEC subpoenas Tesla over Model 3 production claims

    The investigation into Tesla's Model 3 production forecasts appears to be intensifying. Tesla has confirmed receiving an SEC subpoena requesting data for "certain projections" the automaker made for Model 3 manufacturing in 2017, as well as addition...

    | Read more »
    14:50
    Redesigned Southlake, Texas Apple store now open in...

    Photos courtesy of Chase Hooper.

    This morning in Southlake, Texas, Apple reopened its store in the Southlake Town Square shopping district with an all-new design. The grand reopening comes just in time for the release of new iPads and Macs on November 7th. Customers will recall that the store closed on March 4th of this year for renovations. Over the past eight months, Apple essentially rebuilt the store and massively expanded its footprint.

    more…

    The post ...

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    14:01
    The Boring Company's LA tunnel is poised for...

    The Boring Company's traffic-dodging LA test tunnel might truly be able to give people free rides this December. Company chief Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that he's just walked the full length of the "disturbingly long" tunnel and that it's on...

    | Read more »
    12:29
    Amazon may place its second headquarters in...

    Amazon appears to be close to picking a city for its second headquarters ahead of its end-of-2018 deadline. Washington Post sources said the internet giant had "advanced discussions" about placing the coveted location in Arlington, Virginia's Crystal...

    | Read more »
    12:22
    Apple HomePods are on sale for $269 ($80 off) today...




    Woot is knocking $80 off Apple's HomePod in open box condition today only. Now $269.99 while supplies last, this is the lowest price anywhere for the smart speaker. Since Woot is owned by Amazon, Prime members can also take advantage of free shipping for added value.

    | Read more »
    12:22
    Apple Updates 'AirPods' Trademark to cover...

    In March 2017 Apple won a patent for sports oriented AirPods with biometrics & noise cancellation features. In June 2018 Bloomberg's contacts hinted that next-gen AirPods may have biometrics. This week new trademark filings from Hong Kong and Europe show us that Apple is updating their AirPods classifications to cover such things as new 'wellness sensors' and more.

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    10:58
    'Warcraft III: Reforged' modernizes...

    Blizzard isn't about to stop its trip down memory lane with a remaster of the original StarCraft. The studio has unveiled Warcraft III: Reforged, a top-to-bottom refresh of the landmark real-time strategy title and its Frozen Throne add-on. As Blizza...

    | Read more »
    10:50
    Five things Apple didn’t announce at its October...

    On Tuesday of this week, Apple officially held its October ‘There’s more in the making’ event. The big reveal brought the introduction of a new Retina MacBook Air, the first Mac mini update in four years, and a brand-new iPad Pro lineup.

    However, there are a few things eager fans were hoping for that ultimately were not announced at Apple’s October event.

    more…

    The post Five things Apple didn’t announce at...

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    10:17
    Gartner, IDC were both wildly wrong in guessing...




    Two research groups that estimate global PC shipments not only served up incorrect data as fact, but also used the bogus figures to reach entirely false conclusions about Apple's Macs in the global PC market. This isn't the first time they've been so wrong but outlines the lack of accuracy from third-party "sales estimates" as Apple prepares to stop reporting its official sales numbers altogether.

    | Read more »
    09:30
    Should Alexa be your child’s friend?

    By Monica Chin

    Robin E. was folding laundry when she heard her son talking to Alexa downstairs in a soft, hopeful voice. The 5-year-old was asking, "Alexa, will you be my friend?"

    | Read more »
    09:00
    WhiteCap 6.8.2 - Visual plug-in for iTunes and other...

    WhiteCap is a sleek and sophisticated music visualizer and screensaver that features futuristic, wireframe mesh visuals with dynamic backgrounds and colors.

    WhiteCap contains thousands of visual combinations, real-time audio response, configurable on-screen menus, and an extensive library of visual content.

    • Continuously morphing stream of visual effects
    • Adjustable zoom, speed, and music response
    • Easy to install, easy to use



    Version 6.8.2:

    • Fixed rare line drawing crash
    • Improved line drawing when auto-generating normals



    • OS X 10.6 or later



    Download Now]]>

    | Read more »
    08:41
    This week’s top stories: iPad Pro & Mac event...

    In this week’s top stories: Everything Apple announced at its October event, iOS 12.1 is here, we spend some time with the iPhone XR, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple stories below.

    more…

    The post This week’s top stories: iPad Pro & Mac event recap, 2019 iPhone rumors, AAPL earnings, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    08:39
    The Patent Application behind Wireless Charging for...

    When Apple introduced Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro in November 2015, its charging methodology was a dork's dream come true. The negative feedback and mockery of the charging system pushed Apple's engineering team to reinvent the charging system for Apple Pencil. The first patent covering a new magnetic and wireless charging system surfaced in March 2017 and the final patent on this surfaced in Europe on Thursday. Our report provides you with the key patent figures.

    | Read more »
    08:00
    Ask Engadget: Which USB-C mic will improve my...

    The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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    07:52
    Should Apple make this modern display seen in the...

    At its October event earlier this week, Apple officially unveiled a new Mac mini after over 4 years of neglect. With the first reviewers getting their hands-on the new machine, we’re getting a closer look at the details of the new Mac mini.

    Included in the Mac mini box is Apple’s normal ‘Getting Started’ guide, but in that guide is an image of seemingly non-existent Apple display…

    more…

    The post Should Apple make this modern display seen in the new Mac mini’s user guide? [Poll] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    07:40
    Google's Pixel 3 XL is no match for Apple'...




    Continuing the comparisons between the iPhone XS Max and the Google Pixel 3 XL, this time AppleInsider looks at the gaming credentials of each device, by putting both of the premium smartphones through a few rounds of Fortnite.

    | Read more »
    06:35
    Uber applies for permission to test self-driving...

    Uber has published a Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment report in a bid to convince authorities to give it the go-ahead to test its self-driving vehicles on public roads again. The ride-hailing firm suspended all self-driving trials in March after a fa...

    | Read more »
    06:03
    As Tim Cook remains optimistic, iPhone sales in...

    Research firm Counterpoint is out with a new look at Apple’s continued struggles in India. As noted by Reuters, Counterpoint data shows that iPhone sales in India are set to take a significant hit during India’s holiday season.

    more…

    The post As Tim Cook remains optimistic, iPhone sales in India are on track to dip year-over-year appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    05:45
    The Morning After: 'Diablo' goes mobile...

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

    Welcome to your weekend! While Google employees got in formation, Blizzcon 2018 kicked off, and we reviewed RED's Hydrogen One smartphone. We'll also take a look back at other big stories from the last week incl...

    | Read more »
    05:00
    Thoughts on iPad apps, web apps, and the move to...

    In the early days of the iPad, the App Store was one of the key advantages it had over competing products. Compared to Windows PCs (and even Macs), The iPad had a wealth of apps that were unique, only available on iPad, and were low-cost. Schools were flocking to the iPad for that reason. We were coming from the days of $50/per machine licensing to $1 per iPad licensing. In the very early days of iPad in schools, Apple told us we could buy one copy of an app and use it on all of our iPads. This was before the volume purchase store went live, though. In those days, we were loading apps via iTunes.  Now the discussion is around web apps vs iPad apps. Does this hurt Apple in K-12? more…

    The post Thoughts on iPad apps, web apps, and the move to subscriptions appeared first on...

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    05:00
    Apple Used To Be an Inventor. Now It's Mainly a...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: For years, analysts and journalists watching Apple have talked up the growing importance of services, as opposed to hardware sales, to the company's top line. But it's only now that Apple's business model truly appears to be shifting toward collecting rent from the company's ecosystem and increasingly relying on gadget sales to perpetuate this rent rather than drive growth. Apple's decision to stop reporting iPhone unit sales underscores the shift. Services have been steadily growing in importance for Apple since 2016, while the share of revenue provided by the flagship gadget, the iPhone, has gone up and down depending on the popularity of different models.

    There's a lot of potential for Apple to squeeze a higher rent directly out of its captive user base. Goldman Sachs estimates that only 10 percent of Apple's user base pay for iCloud Storage; in terms of price and service quality, iCloud has been a poor competitor to...

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    04:46
    Apple: How to Edit with Depth Controls on next-Gen...

    Apple next quick and easy how to Tutorial: "se the Depth Control in Portrait mode to add a more dramatic look to your next shot.

    | Read more »
    04:30
    Looking to compare iPad models? Here’s how the 2018...

    Apple’s special event in Brooklyn on Tuesday brought the introduction of two new Macs, as well as new iPad Pro models with features such as Face ID, USB-C, and more. If you missed the event, 9to5Mac’s Jeff Benjamin put together an excellent recap in under 9 minutes.

    Read on as we give a clear picture of what the 2018 iPad lineup looks like for the holiday season, and compare iPad models.

    more…

    The post Looking to compare iPad models? Here’s how the 2018 lineup stacks up appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    04:00
    Notable apps and updates, Oct. 29-Nov. 3

    On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are this week’s picks.

    iOS Apps/Updates

    Wolf + Friends has launched a free app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wolf-friends/id1436893835?mt=8) designed for moms to connect with like-minded women in their neighborhoods who are also raising children with special needs such as autism, anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing issues, developmental delays, mental health issues, down syndrome, and other learning differences. 

    Kaleidescape has launched the free Kaleidescape Mobile App, which provides customers a user interface for selecting and purchasing movies, and controlling the playback of...

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    FEP: Apple’s leadership claims it doesn't...

    Apple's legal team argued in a recent federal filing that the tech giant has no idea what "ideological diversity" means, in hopes that it wouldn't have to consider diverse candidates for its board of directors, according to the National Center's Free Enterprise Project, which focuses on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business.

    Apple's filing is in response to a Free Enterprise Project (FEP) shareholder proposal that asks the tech giant to consider interviewing candidates with divergent ideological perspectives for future open board seats. Instead of even considering increasing its leadership's diversity, Apple petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), seeking to remove FEP's proposal from its proxy statement and to deny the company's investors the right to even consider the resolution, claims National Center General Counsel and FEP...

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    Google Walkout protest included 20,000 participants...

    According to its organizers, a protest put together over the last week pulled together 20,000 workers in 50 Google offices around the world who walked out at 11:10 AM local time yesterday. While the response came to a boil after the New York Times wr...

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    How to write NaNoWriMo this year with the help of...




    You're already behind on NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. That's okay, everybody doing it is going to fall behind at some point before the end of November. The thing is to catch up and to use the tools you've got in your Mac and iOS devices to get you to the finishing line.

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    ExpanDrive 6.3.0 - Access cloud storage just like a...

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

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



    Version 6.3.0:

    New:

    • Added support for macOS 10.14 Mojave Dark mode
    • Added support for B2 application-specific keys

    Fixed:

    • Improved SFTP/S3 refresh on remote files
    • Improved SFTP background reconnect



    • OS X 10.9 or later



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    00:49
    Now Segway and Lime are sorting out blame for...

    With electric scooters popping up in cities around the globe, people are wondering -- for many reasons -- if they're actually safe. Earlier this week Lime announced it had recalled Segway Ninebot scooters it operates, and restricted charging to only...

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    Friday November 2

    19:59
    Bean 3.2.12 - Fast and uncluttered word processor.

    Bean is no longer being actively developed, but will be updated as necessary to patch bugs and maintain OS X compatibility

    Bean is lean, fast, and uncluttered. If you get depressed at the thought of firing up MS Word or OpenOffice, try Bean.

    If you use Text Edit but have to jump through hoops just to get a word count or change the margins, try Bean.

    If you're pining away for Write Now-esque simplicity or just want a low-pressure writing environment, try Bean.

    Features:

    • A live word count
    • A Get Info panel for in-depth statistics
    • A zoom-slider to easily change the view scale
    • An Inspector panel with lots of sliders
    • Date-stamped backups
    • Autosaving
    • A page layout mode
    • An alternate colors option (e.g., white text on blue)
    • An option to show invisible characters (tabs, returns, spaces)
    • Selection...
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    19:59
    Tunnelblick 3.7.7 - GUI for OpenVPN.

    Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

    Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



    Version 3.7.7:
    Fixed:

    • Problem in 3.7.7beta05 that caused crashes
    • Problem that allowed update checks even if "Inhibit automatic update checking and IP Address checking" was checked
    • Crash when non-default scripts are used and a connection exists when Tunnelblick is launched
    • Typo in a log message shown only when...
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    19:59
    Google Earth 7.3.2.5495 - View and control dynamic...

    Google Earth gives you a wealth of imagery and geographic information. Explore destinations like Maui and Paris, or browse content from Wikipedia, National Geographic, and more.

    Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain, and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

    • Fly to your house. Just type in an address, press Search, and you'll zoom right in.
    • Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
    • Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
    • Save and share your searches and favorites.



    Version 7.3.2.5495:

    Changes

    • Places panel: multiple-item selection, moving, deletion; performance improvements
    • Network security updates and fixes; improved certificate support
    • CSV import improvements: support older Mac file formats, multi-line text fields...
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    19:59
    Thunderbird 60.3.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

    As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

    Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



    Version 60.3.0:

    Fixed:

    • Various Theme fixes where incorrect colors, backgrounds, etc. were displayed
    • Add-on Options menu not working on Mac
    • Shift+PageUp/PageDown in Write window
    • Saving content of Write windows didn't overwrite existing file
    • Issues related to "Edit Template" command
    • Gloda attachment filtering
    • Mailing list address auto-complete enter/return handling
    • Thunderbird hung if HTML signature references non-existent...
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    19:59
    Firefox 63.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

    The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

    Features

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



    Version 63.0.1:
    Fixed:

    • Snippets are not loaded due to missing element
    • Print preview always shows 30% scale when it is actually Shrink To Fit



    • OS X 10.9 or later

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    18:34
    Cadillac pauses its $1,800-per-month car...

    Just one year after launching it, Cadillac is temporarily ending its expensive car subscription service, the Wall Street Journal reported. Book by Cadillac, which charged drivers $1,800 to be behind the wheel of one of the company's cars, will be pau...

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    18:20
    Apple Will No Longer Reveal How Many iPhones, iPads...

    Yesterday, during the company's Q4 earnings call, Apple's chief financial officer Luca Maestri said the company will no longer report unit sales of its main hardware divisions, including iPhones, iPad, and Mac. "This is the same as protocols Apple already follows for its smaller devices, such as the Apple Watch, AirPods, and HomePod, which are bundled under the 'Other Products' category," The Verge reports. From the report: The announcement comes after iPhone unit sales percentage was unchanged year over year, despite a revenue bump of 29 percent. The decision to stop disclosing unit sales is because that figure is "not representative of underlying strength of our business," Maestri said. "A unit of sale is less relevant today than it was in our past," he says, adding that unit sales increase are still a clear part of Apple's goals. While unit sales may not accurately represent Apple's business performance, it's a figure that analysts and journalists have used to calculate a...

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    16:36
    'Diablo Immortal' brings Blizzard's...

    On the same day it released Diablo III on Nintendo Switch, Blizzard announced it's bringing the Diablo franchise to even more platforms. The studio revealed at Blizzcon that Diablo Immortal, which is coming to iOS and Android, will be the first mobil...

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    16:13
    Apple, other tech giants sign letter opposing Trump...




    Apple and more than 50 major U.S. companies drafted a letter this week supporting the legal rights of transgender people as the Trump administration reportedly considers narrowing gender definitions.

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    16:01
    Alexa can tell you when your favorite artists...

    If you're an Amazon Music subscriber in the US, you can receive notifications when your favorite artists drop new music, simply by asking Alexa to follow them. All you need to do is say something like "Alexa, follow Anderson .Paak on Amazon Music" or...

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    15:50
    Apple Submits their Response to the U.S....

    Apple has submitted their response to the U.S. International Trade Commission's investigation (# 337-TA-1065) in the matter of "Certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof." In the big picture, Apple stresses the ramifications for 5G being controlled by a single supplier, Qualcomm. Apple's powerful argument is definitely worth reviewing

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    15:35
    Report: Intel to supply 5G modems for the iPhone in...

    You’ve probably heard carriers begin to talk about 5G coming soon. While no carrier has officially rolled out the tech, and there have been various implementations, it’s coming sooner rather than later.

    more…

    The post Report: Intel to supply 5G modems for the iPhone in 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    15:08
    Review: Ugreen’s magnetic wireless battery case for...

    Ugreen makes a range of solid Apple accessories and the latest one we’ve been able to test out is the magnetic wireless battery case for iPhone X and XS. Read on for our hands-on look at this convenient way to keep your iPhone protected and battery topped off for under $30.

    more…

    The post Review: Ugreen’s magnetic wireless battery case for iPhone X and XS offers convenience, protection, and power for under $30 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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    14:52
    Apple to Start Repairing Some “Vintage” Products

    While some US states are mulling Right to Repair legislation, Apple is launching a repair program for some “vintage and obsolete” products.

    Read original article

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    14:47
    Apple plans to launch 5G iPhone in 2020, report says




    Apple is expected to join the 5G revolution in 2020, when the company will purportedly launch an iPhone capable of taking advantage of the next-generation cellular technology, according to a report Friday.

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    14:45
    Apple's Rumored to Debut First 5G iPhone in...

    Apple will launch its first 5G iPhone in 2020, according to an unnamed source that spoke to Fast Company.

    Apple is said to be planning to use Intel's 8161 modem chip in the 2020 iPhone lineup, with Intel set to be the sole provider of 5G chips for Apple devices. The upcoming 8161 chip will be fabricated using Intel's 10-nanometer process.

    Right now, Intel is said to be testing a precursor to the 8161, the 8060, which will be used for prototyping the 5G iPhone.

    Fast Company's source says that Apple has "been unhappy" with Intel as of late because of Intel's failure to solve heat dissipation and battery life issues with the 8060 modem chip that's in the works.Many wireless carriers, including Verizon and AT&T in the U.S., will initially rely on millimeter-wave spectrum (between 30 gigahertz and 300 Ghz) to connect the first 5G phones. But...

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    14:20
    Security Update 2018-002 (High Sierra) and Security...

    Patches a lengthy list of security vulnerabilities in Apple’s last two operating systems. (Free, various sizes)

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    14:17
    Safari 12.0.1

    Addresses WebKit and Safari Reader security vulnerabilities for macOS 10.12.6 Sierra and 10.13.6 High Sierra. (Free)

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    Here's how to save up to $310 in tax on Apple...




    With new Macs and iPads about to hit store shelves, we're rounding up how to save up to $310 on preorders with sales tax incentives, free shipping and 0% financing offers.

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    14:15
    Adidas is using augmented reality to sell limited-...

    It's never been easy to buy limited-edition sneakers, especially for consumers who may not have the same resources as a reseller. This can be anything from automated scripts (aka bots), to an army of people waiting in line outside a store ready to ta...

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    13:59
    NASA and the ESA release first 8K video from space

    NASA and the European Space Agency have teamed up on a new video about astronauts in the International Space Station. But this one is a little different than the videos you've watched in the past because it's the first 8K ultra high definition video...

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    13:44
    SpamSieve 2.9.34

    Brings a variety of changes to improve how the spam filtering utility works with Mail in macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($30 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

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