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Monday March 11

13:18
Apple's March 25 'It's show time...




Apple has updated its live event streaming page in preparation for the March 25 Apple News and video event, with the page inviting people to watch the live stream broadcast from the Steve Jobs Theater.

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13:18
Donald Trump Labels “Tim Apple” gaffe as “Fake News”

Donald Trump is prone to humiliating and clumsily blunders, and a fresh one involving Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone viral. President Trump appears committed to denying fact-finding facts. Speaking to the technology company boss at a round table meeting of business executives event, Trump praised the U.S. investment by Apple. “I mean you’ve really

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13:18
Apple to hold special media event on March 25

Select members of the media today found something special in their email: an invite to an event at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Cupertino campus on March 25. The event, titled, “It’s show time,” has been rumored to be where Apple will unveil its new video streaming service that will compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu.

Earlier reports said that the March 25 event will focus on Apple’s new subscription services, which, in addition to video, could also include a rumored magazine and newspaper service and a video game service.

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13:07
Ulysses 15

Introduces a split-view editor, plus a new keyword manager and search capability. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 23.4 MB)

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12:55
Apple's 'It's show time' video...




Apple has invited members of the press to an event at the Steve Jobs Theater on March 25, expected to include the unveiling of Apple's news and video services.

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12:54
iOS 12.2 under-the-hood: ECG changes, AppleCare...

We’ve been testing the developer beta of iOS 12.2 since its first release back in late January. Since then, we’ve learned that the new version includes support for unreleased AirPods with “Hey, Siri” support and also found evidence of the rumored Apple News subscription service. In this post, I’ll highlight some under-the-hood changes that may or may not end up in the final release, but are interesting nonetheless.

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12:54
Apple Music rival Tidal enables 'master'-...




Tidal on Monday updated its iPhone and iPad app with access to "master-quality" tracks, a step beyond what the service's HiFi tier normally allows.

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12:53
Apple announces March 25 event: TV/Movie and...

The Apple event at which the company is expected to announce its long-awaited TV and movie subscription service, as well as a subscription version of the Apple News service, has been announced for March 25, 2019 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus in Cupertino, California.

The event begins at 10 AM PDT, and we'll be here to bring you all of the news. The invitation to the event, which (of course) we didn’t receive, included this old movie countdown reel (as tweeted by Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch).

Here's a gif of the animation pic.twitter.com/YD3QZLi9Kf

— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) March 11, 2019

Could Apple make any other announcements at the event? Absolutely. For example, perhaps the new Mac Pro or a redesigned iMac will debut. I’d be willing to bet that they’d show off a new Mac Pro...

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12:52
iMazing 2.9

iMazing has always featured simple yet powerful tools to print and export data from the iPhone Messages app. In iMazing 2.9 (macOS) and 2.8 (Windows), we’re introducing support for WhatsApp chats, as well as a completely overhauled engine which can now display, print and export both Messages and WhatsApp conversations faster and in more detail than ever before.

iMazing is an incredible app to get at all the files on your iPhone.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:50
Best universal remote control

Which remote control is the best companion for your smart TV and the rest of your entertainment system.

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12:47
Bugatti unveils a $33,000 EV for (rich) kids

For its 110th birthday, Bugatti is going back to its roots. The French car manufacturer is digging up the Bugatti Type 35, the company's famous racing car also called the Bugatti Baby, and giving it a modern makeover. The limited-run Bugatti Baby II...

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12:44
Apple confirms March 25th event, expected to...

Gonna be interesting.

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12:44
Apple’s March 25 event will be live streamed: watch...

Apple has just announced its March 25 event and — unlike last year’s March education event — this one will be live streamed. You will indeed be able to watch Apple’s TV event on your Apple TV.

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12:37
Apple Chooses Ragnarok Director for Time Bandits TV...

Last summer Apple made a deal for the rights to turn the 1981 fantasy Time Bandits into a TV series. Apple has now chosen the director of "Thor: Ragnarok" to take the helm of the new TV series now in development

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12:27
Apple will finally unveil its streaming video...

It turns out rumors of an Apple spring event were true: the company's next event will happen on March 25th at the Steve Jobs theater on Apple's Cupertino campus. And judging by the event invite, we'll finally hear about Apple's long-rumored video ser...

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12:26
Trump administration may monitor social media to...

If you're claiming disability benefits, a latergram of you hiking or going out dancing could soon get you in trouble. A proposed Trump administration rule would allow agency officials to snoop on the social media accounts of Social Security disabilit...

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12:24
Apple Sends Out Media Invites for an 'It's...

Apple today sent out invites for a media event that will be held on Monday, March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus. As with most Apple events, it will start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The event features the tagline "It's Show Time," which is in line with rumors suggesting it will focus on services rather than hardware. Apple is expected to use the event to unveil its rumored Apple News service and a streaming TV service.

Image via TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino

The Apple News service will add paid subscription options to Apple News, allowing Apple customers unlimited access to magazines and paywalled content from sites like The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The New York Times...

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12:21
Apple’s March 25th event is official: ‘It’s show...

The rumors were true: Apple will hold its next special event on March 25th, 10 a.m. local, at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The special event will mark the first time Apple has used its Apple Park venue for an event that doesn’t include a flagship iPhone announcement.

Apple officially announced the event with the tagline: It’s show time.

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12:11
YouTube Stories now have Snapchat-like filters

YouTube creators can now apply AR selfie filters to their YouTube Stories. The animated masks, glasses and 3D hats are similar to those you've seen elsewhere, like on Snapchat or Instagram. But Google promises its machine learning capabilities make t...

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12:00
What we’re buying: Laptop bags (and an iPhone case)...

We're back with another edition of "What we're buying," which focuses on gadgets and apps that our editors use in their everyday lives. This time, we're looking at the bags and cases that we put our valuable gadgets in. Senior Editor Nathan Ingraham...

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11:51
AT&T raises DirecTV Now subscription by $10,...




AT&T is making major changes to the pricing of DirecTV Now, with the streaming television service going up in price by $10 per month for new and existing customers starting in April, while at the same time cutting down the number of available packages for new customers.

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11:49
Slack releases dark mode update for iOS and Android...

Last week we heard that Slack was testing a long-awaited dark mode for its iOS app with beta testers. Now the platform has released an update for both iOS and Android to offer the popular feature to all users.

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The post Slack releases dark mode update for iOS and Android, ‘coming later’ to desktop appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:42
Lowest price ever: Apple's 512GB 12.9-inch iPad...




Apple authorized retailer B&H Photo is knocking $480 off loaded Mid 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros exclusively for AppleInsider readers. These feature-packed iPad Pros are equipped with 512GB of storage, as well as Wi-Fi + Cellular capability, providing users with robust, portable devices for under $800.

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11:40
Google Patents Their Version of A Gaming Controller...

It is beyond doubt that Sony and Microsoft are the only console-making giants to still maintain their empires. The two companies almost have a monopoly over the entire industry. However, it has become clearer and clearer over the years that Google has been wanting a piece of the pie. They have done so by launching

The post Google Patents Their Version of A Gaming Controller; Here’s What It Looks Like appeared first on iLounge.

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11:24
DirecTV Now to see $10 price hike starting next...

AT&T is having a tough start to its week. Earlier today, we reported that Sprint put out a full-page ad on the New York Times slamming AT&T’s 5G E marketing. Now, AT&T is hiking its DirecTV Now pricing by $10 and is also rolling out two new packages for new customers.

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The post DirecTV Now to see $10 price hike starting next month, ‘Plus’ and ‘Max’ plans for new customers appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:22
How the internet travels across oceans

These kinds of stories about the infrastructure so much of our modern world relies on are always fascinating.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:14
Twitter's experimental beta testing app is...

Twitter is making good on its promise of testing new conversation features in public. The social network has launched Twttr, an experimental app that lets early adopters try prototypes of new Twitter features. It'll start with the conversation test,...

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11:13
Trump asks for $9.6 billion to bolster cybersecurity...

President Donald Trump has revealed his proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, which "supports the creation" of Space Force (USSF) as the sixth branch of the armed forces. The White House also hopes to bolster cybersecurity and NASA exploration mi...

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11:08
Apple looks to land ‘Time Bandits’ TV series

New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian — best known for directing Thor: Ragnarok — is developing an adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 film, Time Bandits for Apple as a TV series, reports TheWrap.

Photo courtesy of “TheWrap”

He’ll co-write and direct the pilot for the potential series, which is being co-produced by Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Media Rights Capital. Waititi also will serve as executive producer alongside Gilliam and producer Dan Halsted.

Here’s a summary of the series, per TheWrap: “Time Bandits follows the time-traveling adventures of an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin who, one night, stumbles on six dwarfs who emerge from his closet. They are former workers of the Supreme Being who have stolen a map that charts all...

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11:06
Review: Belkin BoostUp wireless charging dock powers...




The Belkin BoostUp Special Edition wireless charging dock charges three devices at once, although the convenience comes at a price.

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11:00
Apple's Upcoming 'Time Bandits'...

Taika Watiti, known for his work on "Thor: Ragnarok," will direct Apple's adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1981 fantasy television series "Time Bandits," reports Variety.

Apple acquired the rights to the "Time Bandits" series back in the summer of 2018. The original show featured the story of an imaginative 11-year-old boy named Kevin who was sucked into a fantastical adventure with a band of dwarves during the Napoleonic Wars in Italy.

Kevin and the band of dwarves travel through time using a magical map, visiting ancient Greece, the Titanic, and more, all while fighting off an evil being intent on stealing the time travel map.

The original film starred John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Kenny Baker, David Warner, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond, Jim Broadbent, and others.

In addition to "Thor: Ragnarok," Waititi is known for his work on "What...

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10:43
Sprint slams AT&T in full-page NYT ad for...

Four days after AT&T started slapping its ‘5G E’ icon on iPhones and iPads running the latest iOS beta last month, Sprint filed a lawsuit to bar AT&T from being able to use the marketing tactic for what is really advanced 4G LTE service that’s been around for years. Now, Sprint has taken the battle to the next level by taking out a full-page ad in The New York Times blasting its competitor for what it calls a “false and deceptive marketing campaign.”

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10:34
Box Enterprise accounts are not as secure as they...

More than 90 companies inadvertently exposed hundreds of thousands of documents and terabytes of data via Box, a cloud-based file-sharing system. Cybersecurity firm Adversis exposed the major security gaff and says everything from passport photos to...

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10:19
US may punish Germany if it uses Huawei tech

The US hasn't been shy about pressuring its allies to ditch Huawei, but now it's turning to threats of serious consequences. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the US' Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, wrote a letter to Germany's economy...

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10:16
The poorly designed MacBook Pro 2018 is not...

I noticed something confusing within 1 minute of using my new MacBook Pro 2018. My palm and thumb kept touching the big trackpad, both when you use the trackpad or type anything. it is an inconvenience as it detects the brush as a tap, resulting in a random movement of the cursor over the screen,

The post The poorly designed MacBook Pro 2018 is not something one should buy appeared first on iLounge.

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10:11
Pro Tools audio editing shortcuts

Pro Tools Keyboard Shortcuts. There are just so many. Some are very well known, some really obscure but there is a middle ground of what I consider essential but in my experience aren’t as widely known as they should be. Here are six. You’ll probably know some of them.

Depending on what you’re doing, shortcuts can be indispensable when editing audio. We all have our favorites, but you can always use more.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:07
Apple EarPods/Earphones with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug...

Amazon is giving away the Apple EarPods/Earphones 3.5mm headphone plug for 50% for a limited time. Currently, the original price for the Apple EarPods 3.5mm headphone plug is $30 at Apple stores while the discount price at Amazon is $14. It also comes with Amazon Prime shipping, meaning your EarPods would arrive within 24 hours

The post Apple EarPods/Earphones with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug are on Sale for 50% Off at Amazon appeared first on iLounge.

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10:07
Apple releases fifth developer betas of iOS 12.2,...




Apple has issued its fifth round of developer betas for its operating systems, providing participants in its testing program new builds of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4.

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10:02
iOS vs. Android: a state-by-state comparison by ‘...

PCMag surveyed mobile operating system use across the country. Apple's iOS won out in 36 out of 50 states at 54% of respondents overall, with Android coming in at 42%. Two percent chose none.

For iOS, the most popular states were Connecticut at 73% of respondents, Missouri at 72%, and Mississippi at 71%. In the states with the highest populations densities, the races were a bit tighter, but iOS still wound up with sizable leads. 

In California and New York, iOS had 58% in both states to Android's 40% in CA (2% other) and 37% in NY (5% other.) Illinois was even wider at 63% for iOS and 33% for Android (4% other.)

The states where Android won out in PCMag’s survey were primarily less populous ones, including Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, and Wyoming. The states with the highest percentages of Android...

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09:54
Tidal adds high-fidelity audio to its iOS app

You don't have to grab an Android phone if you want to listen to Tidal's Master audio on your phone. Tidal has introduced support for the "studio quality" format to its iOS app, giving you an option if standard compressed music doesn't do your headp...

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09:51
Some Apple folders exposed in misconfigured Box...

Security researchers at Adversis, a cybersecurity firm, have found dozens of companies inadvertently leaking sensitive corporate and customer data because staff are sharing public links to files in their Box enterprise storage accounts that can be easily discovered, reports TechCrunch.

The discoveries were made by Apple had several folders exposed, containing what appeared to be non-sensitive internal data, such as logs and regional price lists, the report adds. Data stored in Box enterprise accounts is private by default, users can share files and folders with anyone, making data publicly accessible with a single link. 

Adversis said these secret links can be discovered by others. Using a script to scan for and enumerate Box accounts with lists of company names and wildcard searches, Adversis found over 90...

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09:49
Nvidia, the leader in Gaming GPU's, has...

Nvidia cut its fourth-quarter revenue estimate by half a billion dollars in January because of weak demand for its gaming chips in China and lower-than-expected data center sales. Nvidia's response has been quick. NVIDIA and Mellanox today announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox. The move will allow Nvidia to push further into ...

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09:44
Microsoft confirms Skype for Web does not work in...

No real surprise but still a PITA for users who favor those browsers.

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09:41
Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple, too

This is just electioneering and won’t amount to anything but I thought it odd that, when asked why she didn’t include Apple in her original post, the senator said, “No reason.” Apple is larger than all of the other companies she originally mentioned.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Series 3 from $199...

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

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09:30
Luminar 3 for Mac photo-editing app adds performance...

I’m a big fan of Skylum (formerly Macphun) and am testing out their AirMagic software for drone pilots. I like Luminar 2 and the “performance improvements” will be very welcome. It can be slow on my Mac.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:23
Roku could add AirPlay 2 support soon

Apple wants as many people as possible to have access to its upcoming streaming video service -- even if they don't have Apple TV. It's been working with a number of TV makers on AirPlay 2 and iTunes compatibility, so they can easily watch Apple's or...

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09:07
Apple Releasing Fifth Developer Beta of iOS 12.2...

Apple will today seed the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fourth beta of iOS 12.2 and more than a month after the release of iOS 12.1.4.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. The update will be available right at approximately 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

iOS 12.2 expands Apple News to Canada for the first time, with Canadian iPhone and iPad users able to read news stories in English, French, or both. Apple...

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09:06
Apple releasing fifth iOS 12.2 developer beta today

Apple is releasing iOS 12.2 beta 5 for iPhone and iPad today. The latest beta update should be released over-the-air at the top of the hour. Apple will also likely release the fifth beta versions of watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, and macOS 10.14.4 today as well. We’ll update our coverage if any notable changes are discovered in the latest software updates.

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09:00
∞ How ‘Apollo 11’ gives the moon landing new life

I can’t wait to see this movie.

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08:52
Should Apple Watch fall detection be enabled for all...

When I reviewed the Apple Watch Series 4 last year, I admired its design changes but labeled some of its “new” features as invisible. Many customers may never need to know that the latest Apple Watch has built-in fall detection, for example, but it’s there in the background waiting to help if needed — though some will need to turn it on first.

I hadn’t thought about the feature on my own watch in months, but I was reminded it was there all along over the weekend after my first real fall since wearing the Apple Watch Series 4.

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08:45
Smart speakers are being used to help measure...

Smart speakers are so popular the UK is using them to help calculate inflation. Every year, the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) adds top consumer products to its "basket of goods," a collection of goods and services that indicates how peopl...

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08:39
Galaxy S10+ first impressions from an iPhone user [...

Today I got my hands on Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ for the first time. It being a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone XS Max, I wanted to see how the two devices compared. In this initial hands-on video, I talk about my initial impressions about the Galaxy S10 from an iPhone user’s perspective.   more…

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08:37
9to5Mac Daily: March 11, 2019

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/6/2019/03/9to5Mac-Daily-03-11-2019.mp3

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08:29
The Quiet Spread of Data Brokers Selling Your...

A new Vermont law that requires data brokers to register with the state has enabled a Fast Company article revealing just how many of these companies there are, and how much they know about us. You can sometimes opt out.

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08:22
First look at 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite...




Niantic and WB Games has offered more information on what to expect from the upcoming 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' game for iOS, a follow-up to 'Pokemon Go' that takes advantage of AR to bring the magic-based franchise to real world, via the iPhone's screen.

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08:21
Adobe will kill Shockwave on April 9th

Adobe isn't just putting Flash on ice. In the wake of customer emails, the software giant has signaled that it will discontinue Shockwave for Windows on April 9th, 2019. The company had already phased out its Director authoring tool and the Mac pla...

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08:07
Tidal’s ‘studio-quality’ MQA music now available on...

Tidal has announced that its highest-quality streaming format – Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) – is now supported by the iPhone.

MQA had previously been limited to higher-end music players and hi-fi systems, but support was added to the Android app in January, and has been added to the iOS app today …

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08:02
President Trump insists he was saving time by...




On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump defended his recent reference to Apple's CEO as "Tim Apple," claiming he was simply trying to save time.

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08:00
iMyFone Fixppo: Fix iPhone black screens and more...

It happens to the best of us. You’re using your favorite iOS device — an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch — and something goes wrong. Perhaps your iPhone is stuck on a certain screen, is booting repeatedly, or fails during a restore or update. Regardless of the problem, a new app from iMyFone called Fixppo can help you get your device up and running again without the help of an expensive tech specialist. 

Download a free trial version of iMyFone Fixppo (Mac / Windows) right now to see if it’s right for you.

What Can iMyFone Fixppo Fix?...

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08:00
Big Savings On Culture Audio V1 Noise-Canceling...

These are probably the best headphones we’ve offered a deal on, and it’s easy to see why. The Culture Audio V1 Bluetooth Headphones come with 98% active noise cancellation, making it possible to listen to your music without hearing background noise. Usually they sell for $200 — in itself a bargain for top-end noise canceling headphones — but we’ve got ‘em on sale for $135.

These are amazingly smart headphones with features not found anywhere else:

• Built w/ best-in-class 98% active noise cancellation

• Feature AptX + AAC low latency technology to eliminate audio lag

• Integrated smart sensor automatically pauses music when headphones are removed...

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07:56
'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' is about...

We may not know when the new Harry Potter mobile game is coming, but we do have an inkling of what it'll be like when it arrives. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will focus on the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, hunting out and capturing rogue creatures,...

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07:54
Confidential Apple files exposed to public in...




A poor configuration of the cloud storage service Box has left sensitive data open to viewing by unauthorized users, security researchers have discovered, with Apple and other prominent companies found to have inadvertently left files and folders accessible to the public.

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07:48
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite detailed, Android pre-...

Following Ingress and Pokémon Go, formerly Google-owned Niantic’s next augmented reality experience is Wizards Unite. Leveraging Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, the premise of the game was fully detailed today, with pre-registration now available on Google Play for Android.

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The post Harry Potter: Wizards Unite detailed, Android pre-registration on Google Play opens [Gallery] appeared first on 9to5Mac...

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07:42
The UK is expanding drone no-fly zones around major...

Just a couple of months after drone sightings grounded flights at one of the UK's busiest travel hubs, the nation is expanding drone no-fly zones around airports. As of Wednesday, the no-fly radius is widening from one kilometer to five kilometers (a...

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07:30
Nike designer Tinker Hatfield makes the case for...

Tinker Hatfield made people jump off their seat at a SXSW 2019 panel. Literally. The legendary Nike designer, who's behind the Air Max and most iconic Air Jordans, took off the sneakers he wore to the stage and gave them away to one lucky person in t...

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07:28
Review: Southern Straps Apple Watch roll is the best...




If you travel with your Apple Watch, bringing multiple bands with you can get unruly. Quite a few different Apple Watch travel cases have been released, but we've fallen in love with the simplicity of the Southern Straps Watch Roll.

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07:19
Buy the iPad instead of a MacBook

MacBook Air has always been considered as the coffee shop laptop, something that you could carry around with ease. Well, the product was always inexpensive for the quality it provided and for its longevity. However, things have changed dramatically since the time when MacBook Air was considered as the best machine for almost everyone. Recently,

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07:19
Apple among 90+ companies to have corporate data...

Apple is one of a number of high-profile companies which had corporate data exposed through their Box accounts, an enterprise cloud storage service.

In all, cybersecurity firm Adversis found that data from more than 90 companies was exposed …

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07:14
djay Pro 2 2.0.11 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

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

Note: This application contains in-app purchases.



Version 2.0.11:

Improved:

  • Jog wheel behavior with Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2
  • Stability improvements

Fixed:

  • Issue where microphone was not working with some configurations
  • Issue where BPM and other metadata from Spotify songs was not retained when added to My Library or Queue
  • Drag & drop from Finder to Queue not working
  • Possible error when logging in to Spotify
  • ...
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07:07
Samsung's Galaxy S10 Face Unlock Feature has...

Samsung's obsession of trying to copy key Apple iPhone features is legendary. Their latest obsession of trying to copy Apple's Face ID feature in their new Galaxy S10 smartphone is not only inferior, it's been proven to be absolutely useless by Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy.

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07:00
Talks 'nearly finalized' for AirPlay 2...




Apple and Roku are reportedly on the verge of completing negotiations for AirPlay 2 support, which could greatly expand the platform's reach.

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07:00
Giveaway! Win a FIBARO HomeKit Flood Sensor and get...

Spring is just around the corner, and that means that your chances of experiencing home flooding from strong spring rains or a deluge of melting snow are growing exponentially. Sadly, many people don’t get warnings of encroaching water until it’s too late and a basement is damaged as a result. That’s why we’d love to set one Apple World Today reader up with a FIBARO HomeKit Flood Sensor in a giveaway!

We reviewed a pre-production version of the Flood Sensor last October, and it easily picked up a 5-star rating. The device is sensitive and fast, notifying you through HomeKit and the Home app of leaks.

The warning I received from the Flood Sensor during a test in September of 2018

Mine is currently installed in a laundry room, but I’m planning on purchasing two more for my unfinished basement now that the...

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06:35
Opinion: Elizabeth Warren has a valid point about...

US senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren made waves on Friday when she announced proposals to break up big tech – including Apple’s App Store.

Her initial focus was on Amazon, Facebook and Google, but Warren later clarified that one of her proposals would apply to Apple too

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06:30
Robots are playing ASMR-infused techno at SXSW

In 2012, Moritz Simon Geist left a promising career as a research engineer in Germany to build robots and travel the world playing music full-time. He'd studied classical music in school, starting with the clarinet and piano, and toured with punk ban...

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06:26
Apple, Panera Bread team up for an Apple Pay promo

Apple is teaming up with Panera Bread— a chain store of bakery-café fast casual restaurants with over 2,000 locations — for a new Apple Pay promo: use the latter’s mobile payment service in the Panera Break app — available at the Apple App Store — on your first order and see 2% off a future order.

The promo runs through March 24 nd can’t be combined with other discounts. Orders via the Off app must be paid with, naturally, Apple Pay. Apple is also offering new Apple Pay promos with Uber, The New York Toimes, and ClassPass.



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06:24
Get $10 for free when you add $100 to your Apple ID

Did you know that you could add money to your Apple account? It makes buying music albums, films, or anything from iTunes easier. Apple wants users to know about this and has begun adding 10% extra money as a bonus whenever the wallet is recharged. However, this is only a one-time offer: a user can

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06:22
Roku Has Nearly Finalized AirPlay 2 Support

MacRumors last month reported that Roku was in talks with Apple about supporting AirPlay 2, and we've since learned that the negotiations are nearly finalized, according to a source familiar with the matter.

AirPlay 2 integration is expected to arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update for Roku media players, but it's unclear if all models will be supported. AirPlay 2 will also be supported by Roku-based smart TVs, available from brands such as TCL, Sharp, Hisense, Hitachi, Sanyo, and RCA.

Back in January, Apple announced that select AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs are coming from leading brands such as...

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06:13
Wall Street is still unsure about Apple's Shift...

Apple's two iPhone fire sales in China this quarter to burn off inventory (01 & 02) has led America/Merrill Lynch to reverse a call it made in November. The firm said several issues that were negatives at that time have reversed themselves, including inventory levels. That's the good news. The bad news is that Wall Street has been this bearish on Apple in 15 years with ...

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06:10
NVIDIA will stop supporting 3D glasses in April

Have you noticed that stereoscopic 3D is out of vogue, at least at home? So has NVIDIA. The graphics chip designer has unveiled plans to drop support for 3D Vision, its approach to gaming with 3D glasses. The last drivers to support 3D Vision will...

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06:09
BBEdit 12.6.1

Maintenance release focused on bug fixes for the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

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06:01
Add funds to your Apple ID account, and Apple will...

Apple has emailed iTunes and App Store users an email about a new promotion that offers a 10% bonus when they add funds to an Apple ID account.

You can add funds from $1 to $200 to your Apple ID from a credit card or debit card for purchases of games, apps, books, movies, TV shows, iCloud storage, etc. When you do, Apple will addd an extra 10% of that amount to your account.

However, this isn’t an unlimited promo. It runs through March 14, so you have until Thursday to take advantage of it.



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05:47
Here's why your AirPods battery life is getting...




If you got AirPods at launch in late 2016, you're likely now only able to listen to them for less than half the time you did without recharging. AppleInsider tells you what's going on, and what you can do about it.

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05:45
CRISPR doc 'Human Nature' embraces the...

When making a documentary on something as groundbreaking and controversial as CRISPR, the gene editing tool that could potentially help us eradicate cancer, you need a deft touch. Lean into the hard science, and it might be too complex for general vi...

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05:26
NVIDIA buys high-performance chip-maker Mellanox for...

NVIDIA confirmed that it has purchased Israeli chip-maker Mellanox for $6.9 billion, its largest acquisition to date. The bid, rumored for several days, trumped a $6 billion offer made by Intel several months ago. It will reportedly help NVIDIA...

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05:14
AAPL rises 1.7% in pre-market trading after Bank of...

AAPL stock has risen up to 1.7% in pre-market trading after Bank of America issued an investor’s note describing the current low price as an ‘opportunity’ for investors.

The bank switched its rating from ‘neutral’ to ‘buy’ – and significantly raised its target price …

more…

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05:00
The Fi20 speaker’s looks match its pristine sound

Fluance’s new Fi20  is a portable, good-looking. omni-directional speaker that serves up audio that comes close, but doesn’t quite match, that of HomePod. Plus, Apple’s speaker does have more bells and whistles, but it costs $349 compared to the Fi20’s $99. You’ll have to decide if the bells and whistles are worth the extra moolah.

With an omnidirectional up-firing acoustic dispersion design (instead of the traditional front-firing configuration) and 15-Watt Class D amplifier, the Fluance speaker “radiates” audio in every direction. This means you can place the speaker anywhere in a room and the audio — with vibrant highs, clear mids, and deep, rich bass — remains constant.

The Fi20 accomplishes all this in a portable (three pounds and 12 inches tall), stylish design with responsive, top-mounted  touch controls for power, volume, track skip, and play/pause. The...

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05:00
What happens when you delete an album in the Mac’s...

Deletion seems so final, and it’s worthwhile to pause a moment and reflect before clicking any Delete button or selecting any Delete menu item. In Photos for macOS, you’re presented with many opportunities to delete items and collections, but Apple fortunately spells out the effects.

One area that confuses people regularly is how Photos deletes albums—both the regular static kind and “smart” albums that use criteria to select what appears within them. Surely, deleting an album might drop the photos and videos the albums contains into the trash?

Fortunately, it does not. In its internal structure, Photos separates out the actual media files from all the containers and organizing structures it makes available. When you delete any album you’ve created, whether it’s smart or static, Photos only deletes the organizing framework. The original media remains in the library untouched.

...

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04:56
WhatRoute 2.2.1 - 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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04:55
Spain halts plans to use electric shock treatment on...

Spain is putting on hold a scientific investigation that involved zapping prisoners' brains with electricity to curb violent urges. A pilot study saw the technique -- known as transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS -- carried out on 41 viol...

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04:46
Add funds to your Apple ID and get a 10% bonus for...

Apple is currently offering an extra 10% bonus when adding funds to your Apple ID. This offer is valid on additions up to $200, delivering an additional $20 for free if you go with the maximum amount. Simply head over to your settings, click on your account name and then the iTunes and App Store tab. Choose your Apple ID and then “Add Funds to Apple ID.” Additional details can be found right here. Apple is slated to run this promotion through March 14th in the United States. These funds can be used for a variety of items via Apple Pay, making it an easy way to score even greater deals on already discounted apps and more.

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04:44
Bank of America upgrades AAPL to 'buy' as...




Bank of America has changed its stance on Apple's shares by upgrading it from "neutral" to "buy," with analysts suggesting the current state of the iPhone producer's stock "presents opportunity" with multiple prospects for growth from healthcare and the Services business.

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04:35
iMazing 2.9.2 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can:

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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04:19
Apple MacBook EFI Firmware Update 2.1 - For mid-2010...

Apple MacBook EFI Firmware Update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on MacBook (Mid 2010) models.

For more information about Lion Recovery, please visit this website: http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/

The MacBook EFI Firmware Update will update the EFI firmware on your notebook computer. Your computer's power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source. When your MacBook restarts, a gray screen will appear with a status bar to indicate the progress of the update. It will take several minutes for the update to complete. Do not disturb or shut off the power on your MacBook during this update.

Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: MB71.0039.B0E

Version 2.1:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7.2 or later

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04:03
The Morning After: Tesla will raise prices, but keep...

We've got the biggest stories from SXSW over the weekend, as well as news on more suspicious cryptocurrency dealings (to paraphrase, it was an elaborate pyramid scheme), and you've told us what you really thought about the Pixel 3.

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04:00
Apple promotes App Store by adding a 10% bonus when...




Until Thursday, March 14, if you top up your iTunes or App Store account Apple will add 10 percent, limited to a maximum top-up of $200.

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04:00
Future Apple Watches may sport CAPTCHA security...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,225,252) for “dynamic watch-based CAPTCHA” that would improve security on an Apple Watch.

A CAPTCHA (completely automated public Turing test) is a type of challenge–response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human. One use of CAPTCHAs is to prevent automated programs ("bots") from accessing various types of computing resources or services. Illustrative uses include: prevention of comment spam in blogs; protection against automated email account registration and collection; prevention against the automated access and participation in online polls; prevention of automated dictionary attacks against password systems; prevention of automated search engine bots from indexing web pages; and the prevention of automated access to, and download of, data (e.g., from an online database). 

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “Techniques are disclosed for implementing a CAPTCHA access control system...

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03:45
PrivateVPN by Trunkspace review: Needs work, but we...

Trunkspace Hosting is an interesting company. It offers virtual private server (VPS) and website hosting, music bots for the Discord chat service, and even game servers for titles such as Minecraft, CS:GO, and Team Fortress 2.

The company also has its own VPN service dubbed PrivateVPN—not to be confused with PrivateVPN.com. It’s a very straightforward and simple service that promises not to track your actions online, and delivers connectivity options for 48 different countries.

Note: This review is part of our best VPNs roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.

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03:35
NBC's free news streaming service will fully...

NBC has run a limited version of its streaming news channel for the past few months. Soon, however, it'll be ready to open the taps: the broadcaster is officially launching its free NBC News Now service in early May. It'll be available on a plethora...

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03:15
Analyst predicts Apple AR headset launch around Q4...

A few assorted tidbits have dropped about Apple’s widely reported development of an Augmented Reality (AR) glasses/headset product, and they’re pretty interesting.

On Friday, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple’s first augmented reality product will go into mass production as soon as the fourth quarter of this year, but hedges the timeframe slightly and says it will be mass-produced by the second quarter of 2020 at the latest.

Kuo says that Apple’s first-generation of AR glasses will be heavily dependent on the iPhone.

In short, the AR glasses will essentially act as a display only, while the actual workload of computing, rendering, Internet connectivity, and location services will be handled by the iPhone. It’s thought that the devices will pair wirelessly, as seen with the iPhone and the Apple Watch, although the research note did not state that specifically.

Should this be the case, Apple would be able to create a much lighter, more...

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03:00
Rumor: Apple to retain Touch ID, 3.5 millimeter...

There’s a chance that the technologies you’ve come to love will remain in Apple’s 7th-gen iPad.

A series of recent rumors from Asian suppliers has suggested that the 7th-generation iPad will sport an enclosure design identical to the current 9.7-inch iPad, complete with Touch ID biometric authentication and a headphone jack.  

Citing sources who conduct business through Alibaba, Mac Otakara reports Apple has no plans to revamp the design of its 9.7-inch “budget” iPad, a model manufactured with the education market in mind. 

At least one supplier has stated that a 10-inch iPad model is on the way, which dovetails with predictions from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who stated last month that Apple would introduce a low-end table with a 10.2-inch screen....

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03:00
PSB M4U 8 headphones review: Very fine noise-...

Superb sound and top-notch active noise cancellation make these wireless cans hard to beat.

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03:00
The best 5 Mac games from February 2019

The best new Mac games

Image by Bulwark Studios

Mac games seemed content to spend the first weeks of this year in comfy hibernation, leaving us with little in the way of good games for enduring the wintry days. (A big exception was January’s Slay the Spire, which we’ve included in this month’s roundup.) But by February the platform had roused itself to life again, giving us a fantastic shooter and brawler that riffed on the arcade hits of yesteryear and a deep Civilization expansion that offers dire warnings for the future. These month’s titles range from the graphically demanding to the relatively simple, so you’re sure to find something your machine can handle among the choices.

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02:31
Emotiva PA-1 Speaker Amplifier Review

Late last year, we reviewed the Schiit Vidar, a reasonably-priced speaker amplifer with some high-end features: a cool outer shell, lots of power, and in balanced monoblock mode. Unfortunately, running a monoblock Vidar setup brought it out of “budget” territory. This week, we’re reviewing a new monoblock-only amplifier from enthusiast favorite Emotiva. It’s simple and

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02:20
Netgear Orbi Voice Review

It wasn’t long ago that networking devices were ugly and arcane, hidden in closets and set up just by IT professionals. About five years ago, routers like Netgear’s Nighthawk emerged as devices to be kept on the desktop and configured as part of a performance PC build. These routers were certainly more attractive than their

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02:09
Nearly half of the votes in Estonia's election...

While many parts of the world are still struggling with voting machines, Estonia appears to be embracing online voting with gusto. In the country's recently finished parliamentary elections, nearly 44 percent of votes were cast through the i-voting s...

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01:40
Tweetbot 3 for Twitter 3.2.2 - Popular Twitter...

Tweetbot is a full-featured OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it's the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds and animation, or features like multiple timelines and column views, there's a lot to love about Tweetbot.

Features

  • Drag & Drop Columns. Columns have been redesigned from the ground up to be faster and easier to use. Just drag the column circle to the right to add columns and back to the left to hide them. Columns persist even when hidden.
  • Better Media. Automatically play videos and GIFs in your timeline with a quick mouseover. A click on media opens it up in our lightning fast new media viewer.
  • Timeline Filters. The powerful timeline filters from Tweetbot for iOS are finally on the Mac. Quickly filter a timeline to show only tweets with media, retweets, links, or create your own keyword or rules-based filters.
  • Mute Filters. Hide Tweets in your timelines by specific users,...
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01:34
EarthDesk 7.3.3 - $24.99

EarthDesk replaces your static desktop picture with a rendered image of Earth showing correct sun, moon, and city illumination.

With an Internet connection, EarthDesk displays near-real-time global cloud cover, allowing users to track hurricanes and typhoons, or simply admire our beautiful planet. User options allow you to adjust the overall transparency of the cloud layer.

Features

  • Crisp, Realistic Images - Unique to EarthDesk is accurate rendering of moonlight on the Living Earth satellite map. To create this stunning effect, the phase of the moon and reflectiveness of the Earth's surface are used to determine correct coloring of the image, ensuring a realistic view of the Earth from space.
  • Global Cloud Cover - EarthDesk displays near real-time global cloud cover (internet access required), letting you track storms and volcanic eruptions, or simply admire our beautiful planet. You can also...
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00:01
How to check Apple Pencil battery level

While the second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches and charges on the side of your iPad or iPad Pro, it’s still worth knowing how to check the battery status of your Apple Pencil. Especially if you’re using your Apple Pencil for long periods of time. Follow along to learn how to check Apple Pencil battery level.

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00:00
How to convert Pages doc to PDF on Mac

Do you have a Pages document but need to export it to a .pdf format? Follow along for how to convert a Pages doc to a PDF on Mac.

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23:57
EarthDesk 7.3.2 - $24.99

EarthDesk replaces your static desktop picture with a rendered image of Earth showing correct sun, moon, and city illumination.

With an Internet connection, EarthDesk displays near-real-time global cloud cover, allowing users to track hurricanes and typhoons, or simply admire our beautiful planet. User options allow you to adjust the overall transparency of the cloud layer.

Features

  • Crisp, Realistic Images - Unique to EarthDesk is accurate rendering of moonlight on the Living Earth satellite map. To create this stunning effect, the phase of the moon and reflectiveness of the Earth's surface are used to determine correct coloring of the image, ensuring a realistic view of the Earth from space.
  • Global Cloud Cover - EarthDesk displays near real-time global cloud cover (internet access required), letting you track storms and volcanic eruptions, or simply admire our beautiful planet. You can also...
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22:04
Lowest price ever: Apple's top-of-the-line 2017...




Today only, save $900 on Apple's feature-packed 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar during B&H's 24-hour DealZone event. Equipped with a Core i7 3.5GHz processor, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD, this model features every upgrade available for a record-low $1,999 price. This offer is limited to stock on hand, so don't delay.

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20:59
FileZilla 3.41.1 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.41.1:
New features:

  • S3: Added support for Server-Side Encryption (SSE)
  • Added signup link to our customer support forums to the Help menu

Fixed issues:

  • Backblaze B2: Fix upload of files larger than 50GB
  • Backblaze B2: Fix resume of almost complete uploads only missing finalization
  • OneDrive: Fix filename encoding issue when uploading files
  • Fixed crash if adding a bookmark with the current connection not yet having a Site Manager entry
  • Fixed a rare crash if closing FileZilla Pro while a recursive chmod operation is still in progress
  • Fixed a rare crash if starting directory comparison on an empty directory without logical parent
  • Fixed a rare crash on changing the file list sort order when the focused...
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20:59
iPhone Backup Extractor 7.6.7.1631 - Extract files...

Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor is the ultimate iOS and iCloud data access and transfer tool. It provides an unrivalled set of functionality to help you access, transfer and recover your iPhone or iCloud data. With iPhone Backup Extractor, you can:

  • Copy and print text messages, WhatsApp messages, and other data from your iPhone
  • Transfer photos and other content from your iPhone (via iTunes and iCloud backups) to your computer
  • Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with a handy export function
  • Download all of your photos from iCloud, via iCloud Photo Library or the Photo Stream
  • Recover your forgotten restrictions passcode
  • Repair and extract data from corrupt iTunes backups



Version 7.6.7.1631:

Improvements:

  • Contact photos are now shown in the contacts previewer. Happy day!
  • USB devices now display with a pane making it clearer a backup is required...
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20:59
Slack 3.3.8 - Collaborative communication app.

Slack is a collaborative communication app that simplifies real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern working teams.



Version 3.3.8:
What’s New:

  • In a slight change to the way you sign in on desktop, you'll now sign in in the browser rather than directly inside the app.

Bug Fixes:

  • The new app icon was looking a little fuzzy on some docks, which simply wouldn't do. It should be much crisper now.
  • Equally, the new loading animation was looking a little stretched, or a little squished, depending on how you looked it. It's now practically perfect in every way.
  • If you have had problems logging in using SSO (single sign-on), you should no longer encounter those problems.
  • We fixed a problem wherein the "Open the Slack App" button in the browser did not, in fact, open the app. Honestly: it had *one* job. It now performs that job.



  • OS X 10.9...

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20:59
BBEdit 12.6.1 - Powerful text and HTML editor.

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 12.6.1:
Fixes:

  • When running on macOS 10.14.1 and later, if /usr/local/bin/ and/or /usr/local/share/man/man1/ don't exist, BBEdit will try to create them before asking the system to complete installation of the command line tools. If this fails you will...
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14:58
Google wins Second Radar Sensing Patent that...

In-Air gesturing is being seen by many in Silicon Valley as a future feature that will be used in conjunction with smartphones, tablets, desktops, notebooks, smartwatches and smart TVs in the not-too-distant future. Google has been working on this future feature for their devices since at least October 2014 and we covered it extensively back in 2016 when the U.S. Patent made it public. In January 2019, Patently Mobile covered Google's granted patent on using Radar for as in-air gesturing system. Today's report covers Google's second granted patent on radar sensing that was issued in the month.

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14:49
Apple patents anti-snitch technology that would...

Apple is developing anti-snitch technology to prevent police from tracking the locations of mobile phone users or reading their messages. The titan of smartphones and technology has patented a method to encrypt signals sent between mobile towers and phones of end-users, guarding them against authorities. According to Telegraph report, this innovation, which would restrain the

The post Apple patents anti-snitch technology that would prevent Authorities from spying on you appeared first on iLounge.

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13:52
Apple Offering 10% Bonus When Adding Funds to Your...

Apple today sent out emails letting App Store and iTunes users know about a new promotion that offers a 10 percent bonus when adding funds to an Apple ID account.

When you add money directly to your Apple ID from a credit or debit card for making App Store, iTunes, and iCloud purchases, Apple is adding bonus credit.

Apple says the offer is valid on amounts ranging from $1.00 to $200, so customers who add the maximum $200 in funds to their Apple IDs will receive a total of $220 with the bonus ($20 free).

Funds can be added to your Apple ID account by opening up the Settings app, tapping on your account name, selecting the iTunes and App Store option, choosing your Apple ID, and then selecting "Add Funds to Apple ID."

From there, you can see the promotional bonuses available and choose the amount of money you want to add to your account....

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12:29
Amazon Fire TV no longer needs you to type your WiFi...

There are a number of reasons why it can be laborious to set up a living room media player, not the least of which is WiFi -- you try entering a password with a remote. Those days might be gone if you have one of Amazon's devices, though. It recently...

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11:38
Apple Shares Five New “That’s iPhone” Videos

If you have subscribed Apple on their YouTube channel, you must know that they share promotional and educational videos for their iPhone and iPad users. Today they have uploaded 5 promotional videos series on “That’s iPhone” playlist. Each video consist of 20 seconds highlights an iPhone feature or app that can make life a little

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11:04
If President, Elizabeth Warren will Force Apple to...

With Silicon Valley CEO's including Apple's Tim Cook supporting a plethora of Democratic causes quite loudly and openly, it was surprising to hear from Democrat Elizabeth Warren wanting to break up Silicon Valley tech companies.

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11:00
iPhone Backup Extractor 7.6.7.1631 - Extract files...

Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor is the ultimate iOS and iCloud data access and transfer tool. It provides an unrivalled set of functionality to help you access, transfer and recover your iPhone or iCloud data. With iPhone Backup Extractor, you can:

  • Copy and print text messages, WhatsApp messages, and other data from your iPhone
  • Transfer photos and other content from your iPhone (via iTunes and iCloud backups) to your computer
  • Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with a handy export function
  • Download all of your photos from iCloud, via iCloud Photo Library or the Photo Stream
  • Recover your forgotten restrictions passcode
  • Repair and extract data from corrupt iTunes backups



Version 7.6.7.1631:

Improvements:

  • Contact photos are now shown in the contacts previewer. Happy day!
  • USB devices now display with a pane making it clearer a backup is required...
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11:00
The best wireless TV headphones

By Daniel Varghese and Lauren Dragan

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full wireless tv he...

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09:43
Slack 3.3.8 - Collaborative communication app.

Slack is a collaborative communication app that simplifies real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern working teams.



Version 3.3.8:
What’s New:

  • In a slight change to the way you sign in on desktop, you'll now sign in in the browser rather than directly inside the app.

Bug Fixes:

  • The new app icon was looking a little fuzzy on some docks, which simply wouldn't do. It should be much crisper now.
  • Equally, the new loading animation was looking a little stretched, or a little squished, depending on how you looked it. It's now practically perfect in every way.
  • If you have had problems logging in using SSO (single sign-on), you should no longer encounter those problems.
  • We fixed a problem wherein the "Open the Slack App" button in the browser did not, in fact, open the app. Honestly: it had *one* job. It now performs that job.



  • OS X 10.9...

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09:30
Hitting the Books: Brotopia

Welcome to Engadget's new series, Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and tech...

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08:45
NASA unveils stunning images of merging supersonic...

NASA has developed a new imaging technique that let them capture, for the first time, the interaction of shockwaves from two supersonic jets. They were taken by a new, high-speed camera system developed to help NASA design a supersonic airplane that...

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08:38
How to download prior versions of apps onto an older...




Apple hasn't totally left old iPad owners behind. In addition to still signing the last iOS releases for those devices, you can still download software for them -- assuming you know where to look.

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08:00
After Math: It's the circle of tech

While most of us now need Buzzfeed quizzes about "things only '90s kids would recognize" to remember what a Blockbuster is, the franchise's inevitable demise is still something to be commemorated -- if only by finally returning that VHS copy of Batma...

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07:57
Foursquare wants to know how creepy you think its...

Foursquare this week announced Hypertrending, a new in-app feature that allows you to see how popular places are through a top-down heat map view. The feature is only available in Austin, Texas until March 21st, and there’s a reason for that: Foursquare wants to learn how creepy people think this feature is.

more…

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07:00
Foursquare's unusual pitch: The ethical data...

It seems counter-intuitive that, in the thick of a backlash against Big Tech's data privacy abuses, Dennis Crowley is pitching location tracking technology at South By Southwest.

Foursquare, which he co-founded, recently announced Hypertrending. It'...

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06:41
Elizabeth Warren confirms Apple is on her big tech...




Speaking at SXSW, presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren explicitly called out Apple's App Store as one example of what would need to be split away from the company to comply with her big tech breakup plan, if Apple wanted to continue to distribute its own apps and services.

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06:15
What makes a good AR or VR headset and why Apple is...




If Apple is working on a VR or AR headset, it is certainly aware of the different technologies and concepts already used in the market, including the benefits and pitfalls that can be encountered. AppleInsider provides an overview of the current state of the two technologies, and what Apple needs to consider for creating its own headset design.

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06:00
Comment: An Apple Store credit card would be a big...

When I turned 18, one of the first things I did was sign up for a Best Buy store card. If I look at my credit report, it’s my longest running active card (which means I’ll never cancel it since it helps my credit report). Over the years, I’ve bought almost all of my electronic items there. I always take advantage of their free financing offers. A recent item I bought using this method was my HomePod. It came with six months of free financing. This financing offer was a huge part of the reason I picked it up when I did. While I had the cash, being able to pay for it over a few months was a huge consideration on when I purchased it. Recently, rumors are spreading of Apple and Goldman Sachs partnering for a...

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05:46
US senator Elizabeth Warren elaborates on her plan...

On Friday, US senator Elizabeth Warren announced a wide-reaching new plan to break up big tech companies, including Apple. In an interview with The Verge at SXSW this weekend, Warren elaborated on her plan to break up Apple, explaining how the company can’t both run the App Store and sell apps on the App Store.

more…

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04:57
Series will give Snap's founding story the...

Quibi, an upcoming mobile-first video streaming service, will create a series based on Snap's founding. Film executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman -- HP Enterprise's former CEO and current Quibi chief -- have announced their plans for Quibi an...

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04:10
The latest Apple iPad model is up for sale with a...

Apple iPad (latest model) is up for sale on Amazon with a discount price of $249. Currently, the original price for the latest iPad at the Apple store is $329 making this deal one of the cheapest online. It also comes with Amazon Prime shipping, meaning you can get your hands on the new Apple

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03:14
How to check what iPhone you have

Since most of the iPhone models look similar to each other, it can be sometimes hard to know what model iPhone it really is. We at iLounge will guide you on how you can check the iPhone model of your device. However, this method only works if the iPhone device is logged into an Apple

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03:01
BBEdit 12.6.1 - Powerful text and HTML editor.

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 12.6.1:
Fixes:

  • When running on macOS 10.14.1 and later, if /usr/local/bin/ and/or /usr/local/share/man/man1/ don't exist, BBEdit will try to create them before asking the system to complete installation of the command line tools. If this fails you will...
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00:45
'Crackdown 2' is free on Xbox One ahead of...

Just because you're playing Crackdown 3 doesn't mean you've played its predecessor -- in fact, that's not too likely when the second game launched nearly nine years ago. The developers want to plug that hole in your gaming history. In addition to t...

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00:12
FileZilla 3.41.1 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.41.1:
New features:

  • S3: Added support for Server-Side Encryption (SSE)
  • Added signup link to our customer support forums to the Help menu

Fixed issues:

  • Backblaze B2: Fix upload of files larger than 50GB
  • Backblaze B2: Fix resume of almost complete uploads only missing finalization
  • OneDrive: Fix filename encoding issue when uploading files
  • Fixed crash if adding a bookmark with the current connection not yet having a Site Manager entry
  • Fixed a rare crash if closing FileZilla Pro while a recursive chmod operation is still in progress
  • Fixed a rare crash if starting directory comparison on an empty directory without logical parent
  • Fixed a rare crash on changing the file list sort order when the focused...
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Saturday March 9

23:07
Elizabeth Warren wants to break Apple’s App Store...

The senior United States senator Elizabeth Warren wants to break big tech companies. She says, companies like Amazon and Google which provide a platform for other shouldn’t sell/promote their own things. However, soon after she clarified that by “big companies”, she has the Cupertino based company Apple in mind as well. When asked about how

The post Elizabeth Warren wants to break Apple’s App Store and its apps appeared first on iLounge.

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22:39
Buying a MacBook has never been more difficult

Buying a Mac laptop has never been more difficult. It can be agreed that, Apple has not made a good laptop since 2015. The company unveiled the revamped and “innovative” MacBook Pro in 2016 which completely changed its perspective on laptops. However, its innovativeness has caused users more problems than actually improving the workflow. lost

The post Buying a MacBook has never been more difficult appeared first on iLounge.

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21:59
iClock 4.6.8 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar...

iClock replaces the old Apple's default menu bar clock with more features, customization and increases your productivity.

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
| Read more »
21:59
QuickBooks 17.2.32.726 - Financial management and...

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data

Note: the price shown reflects the "Essentials" monthly subscription. To view more pricing options, go here.



Version 17.2.32.726:

Changes in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Contact Sync
  • Stability

For more information about this update, please visit: QuickBooks 2016 Update Release Notes...

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21:05
Tesla extends delivery times for base Model 3 by one...

If you thought sales for the fabled $35,000 Model 3 would quickly lead to a backlog... well, you guessed correctly. Tesla has extended US delivery times for the base EV by a full month, with new orders arriving in six to eight weeks instead of the o...

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20:00
Apple’s next iPad will continue to use TouchID and 3...

Apple’s $329 iPad turned out to be one of the most popular product with the customers. The pricing of the product is on-point, it perfect for someone who’s looking forward to entering the Apple ecosystem or looking for a decent tablet. To keep the trend up moving forward, Apple is reportedly working on next generation

The post Apple’s next iPad will continue to use TouchID and 3.5mm jack appeared first on iLounge.

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19:41
AirPods 2 to be more expensive and feature packed

Apple released its wireless earphones AirPods along with the iPhone when it ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack. Now, fresh reports suggest that the company is ready to launch a second generation wireless this September. They are definitely in need of an update and the same have been in stores for more than two years now.

The post AirPods 2 to be more expensive and feature packed appeared first on iLounge.

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19:22
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes we should be...

Left-wing US politicians have landed at SXSW 2019. A day after sharing her proposal to break up companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) expanded on her plans at the event. And she wasn't the only one from her pa...

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18:33
Iranian hackers stole terabytes of data from...

Citrix is best-known for software that runs behind the scenes, but a massive data breach is putting the company front and center. The FBI has warned Citrix that it believes reports of foreign hackers compromising the company's internal network, swip...

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17:30
HBO’s 'The Inventor' explores how Theranos...

From the beginning of The Inventor, HBO's upcoming documentary about the failed blood testing startup Theranos, director Alex Gibney ties the story of founder Elizabeth Holmes to another notable tinkerer: Thomas Edison. Like Holmes, he tried to "fake...

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16:34
Flickr protects all its users' Creative Commons...

Flickr has taken extra steps to protect the photos on its platform uploaded under the Creative Commons license. On March 12th, the service will purge free tier users' photos until they only have 1,000 items saved -- not including CC-licensed items, t...

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16:05
Samsung Patent reveals a Smartphone with Icons on...

The U.S. Patent Office earlier this month posted a patent application from Samsung that revealed a new kind of protective case that that encapsulates a possible future Galaxy smartphone. Yet in a way, it's the phone that's just as unique. The phone will provide ...

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15:33
Apple will release AR glasses powered by iPhone...

Apple usually takes its reasonable time to enter new categories of products, but the wait may be over soon. Apple plans to launch its first augmented reality hardware by the second quarter of 2020, according to prolific analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Over the years, Apple’s AR glasses have been rumored repeatedly, but Kuo deems mass production

The post Apple will release AR glasses powered by iPhone within a year appeared first on iLounge.

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15:01
Steven Spielberg denies campaign to stop Netflix...

Steven Spielberg is no fan of streaming services winning Oscars when they only have tiny presences in theaters, but is he really campaigning to change the rules? Not necessarily. Movie industry veteran Jeffrey Katzenberg told Hollywood Reporter in...

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14:32
Apple’s latest iPhone tutorial videos cover Face ID...

Apple today has continued its release of iPhone how-to videos on YouTube. The company this afternoon uploaded five new videos covering camera features, Wallet, Face ID, and more.

more…

The post Apple’s latest iPhone tutorial videos cover Face ID, water resistance, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:02
Facebook is using AR to bring a massive mural to life

With all the controversy surrounding Facebook right now, it's easy to forget that the company actually does plenty of good for people across the world. At SXSW 2019, Facebook's Art House hopes to show that with a 2,200 square foot mural, which will b...

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13:49
Apple shares five new iPhone tip videos for...




Apple has just published five new videos on its official YouTube channel as a continuation of its "iPhone Can Do What?" series, providing tips for using the Apple Support app, Face ID, Wallet, and more.

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13:25
Apple Shares New Videos in iPhone Tips Series...

Apple this afternoon shared several new videos that are part of its ongoing iPhone tips series called "iPhone Can Do What?" that was launched earlier this week.

The new videos cover getting help on Apple products using the Apple Support app, unlocking the iPhone with Face ID, accessing boarding passes in the Wallet app, and choosing a new key frame in a Live Photo. There's also a video highlighting the fact that Apple's iPhones are water resistant, which pertains to the iPhone 7 and later.

Each video's description links to Apple's full iPhone tips website, which includes additional short tutorial videos and tips on available iPhone features.

Tag: Apple ads
This article, "...

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12:33
How to connect your AirPods with a Samsung Galaxy...

It’s easy to pair Apple AirPods with your Samsung Galaxy S10. We at iLounge will guide you on how to pair them and what features you might miss. AirPods became the king of wireless earbuds, taking over the world of iOS. Luckily, to use AirPods, you don’t have to have an iPhone or iPad. Here’s

The post How to connect your AirPods with a Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e & S10+ appeared first on iLounge.

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12:02
Amazon's next big step in sports: buying into...

As Disney completes its acquisition of Fox there's more than just the Marvel universe at stake. One condition of the purchase is that it will sell off Fox's portfolio of regional sports networks, and as rumors late last year suggested, one interested...

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10:34
Apple Is Now Forcing Its Suppliers to Go 'Green...

Apple is already running on 100% green energy, according to Fast Company. But Apple is still "keen to show it's a good corporate citizen," reports the Australian Financial Review:
Apple's annual supplier responsibility report released on Thursday revealed 20 manufacturing supplier facilities had been removed from the company's supply chain for breaches of environmental permits or workplace rules. "Smelters and refiners deeper in our supply chain are held to similar standards and if they exhibit a lack of commitment to meet our supplier code of conduct, they risk losing Apple's business," the report said...
In 2018, Apple completed 770 audits of its supplier manufacturing facilities, logistics and repair centres and contact centre facilities. There were also 279 third-party mineral smelter and refiner audits conducted... Apple's 13th annual supplier responsibility progress report said all final assembly points for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePod, were...

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10:31
UK lords call for central 'Digital Authority...

The UK govenment's demand for stricter regulation of internet companies is only growing louder. A report from a House of Lords committee has called for the creation of a central "Digital Authority" that would watch over all the efforts to regulate t...

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10:01
Apple MacBook Air (Latest Model) is up for Sale on...

If you’re from the US and are looking for a new MacBook to purchase, then you’re in luck. The MacBook Air (Latest Model) has just gone up for sale with a discount price of $999 on Amazon. It also comes with Amazon Prime shipping, which means you can get the item within 24 hours depending

The post Apple MacBook Air (Latest Model) is up for Sale on Amazon appeared first on iLounge.

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09:58
Apple Invents an Adaptive Display System for their...

Today Patently Apple discovered a third headset related patent application filed in Europe this week covering a head mounted display device with an adaptive display to assist a user eyes adjust to a dark environment quicker and avoid eye dazzle when the user ...

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09:14
Tips: How to pair your AirPods with a Galaxy S10 --...




Using AirPods with a new Samsung Galaxy S10 is easy to do. AppleInsider walks you through how to pair them, as well as what features you may miss out on.

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09:00
Recommended Reading: The battle to make the end of...

'Game of Thrones' first look: Inside the brutal battle to make season 8
James Hibberd,
Entertainment Weekly

HBO's insanely popular epic concludes in April, but the battle to film the battles, and to keep them from being leaked ahead of time, was a...

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08:47
Report explores how Facebook’s focus on messaging...

Facebook is reportedly planning to combine messaging threads from Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg has said this will improve the privacy of Facebook’s messaging platforms, and now a report from Slate explains how it will also put Facebook in direct competition with Apple.

more…

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08:30
The best free-to-play games

Gone are the days where free games equated to ropey puzzle games and knock-off clones of games that had a price tag. These days, courtesy of in-app payments and the ease of offering both a sample of title alongside its full-fat version, there's actua...

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07:30
Here’s what our readers think of the Google Pixel 3...

With last year's release of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL Google answered the call of competing smartphones by adding some significant software upgrades, and subtle hardware changes, to its flagship line-up. Aside from the addition of the controversial notch...

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07:12
Apple's smart glasses can change the game in a...




We don't need more technology, we need someone to find a true use for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Apple is just be the firm to do it -- since it's done the same thing twice before.

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07:04
Microsoft confirms the latest version of Skype for...

Microsoft released a new version of its Sky for Web client earlier this week in a bid to make the service easier to access. Now, however, the company has confirmed that Skype for Web is no longer supported in Safari.

more…

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07:00
Making the Grade: What Marzipan means for K-12...

One of the trends we’ve seen over the years in K–12 is the move away from native applications for the desktop. In fact, outside of Microsoft Office, I don’t know of a mass market application that’s launched as a native app on macOS in my entire time as an IT Director in education since 2009. Content/development firms for K–12 have always wanted a write once and run everywhere approach. It was tried with Java. It was tried with Flash. Both of those worked for a time, but they had clear faults. I would argue that we’re just now in the post-Flash era in K–12. Now, with Marzipan, Apple is giving a shot to the write once and run everywhere strategy. What will be the impact of Marzipan in K-12?

more…

The post Making the Grade: What Marzipan means for K-12...

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06:39
The Morning After: Breaking up Big Tech

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend. Our SXSW crew is in Austin giving blood for the cause, while we look back at big stories from this week including our 15th birthday and the psychology behind the Momo hoax. Also, we'll d...

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06:22
This week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumor, ‘...

In this week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumors, more iPhone price cuts in China, Tim Apple, Dark Mode in popular applications, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

more…

The post This week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumor, ‘Tim Apple,’ iPhone price cuts in China, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:00
Fantasy’s widow: The fight over the legacy of...

Such a bizarre, sad story about something many of knew and loved as kids and many still love as adults.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:15
'The Division 2' has a 50GB day one patch...

Next week The Division 2 arrives on PC, PS4 and Xbox (exactly when will vary based on what edition you've purchased and where you live -- there are multiple charts), and like many other games, it will bring a substantial "Day One" download with it....

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05:00
Why vinyl records survive in the digital age

I loved vinyl and, if I had the space, I might even have a record player with some old albums lying around to play every now and then.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:00
Notable apps and updates, March 4-9

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

Riffr, launched by MobileSphere, is a new free app and website that allows users to record, upload, post, and listen to high-quality content “with the emotion and intimacy of voice.” Users record and stream short “riffs” via the app.

Anyone can join Riffr and create a channel, record audio clips, publish public and private riffs, and listen to others from the app or website.       Registered users can build a following, follow others, comment on riffs, and easily keep up-to-date with new content. 

Public riffs shared by text message, email or posted on websites and social media accounts can...

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03:26
QuickBooks 17.2.32.726 - Financial management and...

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data

Note: the price shown reflects the "Essentials" monthly subscription. To view more pricing options, go here.



Version 17.2.32.726:

Changes in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Contact Sync
  • Stability

For more information about this update, please visit: QuickBooks 2016 Update Release Notes...

| Read more »
03:09
iClock 4.6.8 - Customizable menu bar clock, calendar...

iClock replaces the old Apple's default menu bar clock with more features, customization and increases your productivity.

Features:

  • Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
  • 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
  • From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu
  • 'Take 5' is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
  • Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
  • Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone's schedule
  • Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
  • Countdown timer, stopwatch...
| Read more »
02:02
Porsche's Taycan EV has pulled in more than 20,...

Looks like Porsche has drummed up massive interest for its Tesla rival, because the automaker has revealed that it received 20,000 reservations for its upcoming Taycan electric vehicle. The company also confirmed previous reports that it's increasing...

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00:00
Prioritizing the MacBook Hierarchy of Needs

Jason Snell, writing for Six Colors: This week on the Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP), John Siracusa floated the concept of a MacBook Hierarchy of Needs, a priority list of features for the next time Apple redesigns the MacBook line, as is rumored to happen later this year. It's a fun thought experiment, because it requires you to rank your wish list of laptop features. That's important, because if I've learned anything in this wacky world of ours, it's that you can never get everything you ask for, so you've got to prioritize.

The ATP hosts all made a "good keyboard" their top priority, an idea that would've been surprising a few years ago but now is almost a given. Yes, of course, Apple laptops need to be fast and reliable and have great displays and good battery life, but the past few years' worth of MacBooks have made a lot of people realize the truth: a bad/unreliable laptop keyboard isn't something you can really work around if you're a laptop user. This is why a lot of...

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Friday March 8

23:54
Apple AirPods 2 Fake Ad Goes Viral, Fooling Everyone

There has been a video making rounds on the internet about the new Apple AirPods 2 recently that has fooled many Apple rumours sites. In an elaborate marketing stunt, the video was created by the US-based marketing firm, Culprit Studios. The video was then sent by an anonymous user to several Apple product reporting websites,

The post Apple AirPods 2 Fake Ad Goes Viral, Fooling Everyone appeared first on iLounge.

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23:38
Samsung Galaxy S10’s Face Unlock is Embarrassingly a...

It’s 2019, and you can still unlock the latest phone from Samsung with a photo that proves how insecure facial recognition is on the ‘Galaxy S10’ and other phones. Face Unlock feature has been there since Android 4.0, however, it didn’t get much recognition until Apple ‘reinvented’ it with its iPhone X device. Since the

The post Samsung Galaxy S10’s Face Unlock is Embarrassingly a Security Risk appeared first on iLounge.

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21:59
Tidy Up 5.1.1 - Find duplicate files and tidy up...

Tidy Up is a full-featured duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

Features

  • Supports Lightroom: it is now possible to search and collect duplicates directly in the Lightroom library.
  • Multiple libraries support: capability to search in the supported apps (Lightroom, Photos, iTunes, Mail, Aperture, and iPhoto) by comparing multiple libraries of the same app with multiple libraries of different apps of the same kind (for example 2 Photos libraries and 3 Lightroom libraries)
  • Added the support to hard links: search for hard links or exclude them from the search and replace the found items with hard links.
  • Search for unique items gains strength: it’s now possible to use multiple criteria to search for unique items (items that have no duplicates).
  • Possibility to handle the found items at the administrator level: just allow the installation of the privileged tool and do the cleaning job. This is particularly...
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21:59
OmniGraffle 7.10.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.10.1:

  • Labels on Small Objects — Fixed a bug that caused label text to not appear on objects with text margins larger then the object itself.
  • Zoom — Fixed a bug that prevented zoom and Fit in Window from zooming correctly in some scenarios.
  • Object Selection — Fixed a bug that made it difficult to select objects without a fill when the “Click through objects with no fill” preference was enabled.
  • SVG Export...
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21:59
OmniGraffle Pro 7.10.1 - Create diagrams, flow...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.10.1:

  • Labels on Small Objects — Fixed a bug that caused label text to not appear on objects with text margins larger then...
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21:59
calibre 3.40.1 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 3.40.1:

New features:

  • TXT Input:...
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21:59
Persecond 1.4.2 - Timelapse video made easy.

Persecond is the easy, fun way to create a beautiful timelapse video. Import an image sequence from any camera, trim the length of your video, adjust the speed and playback direction, and you’re done. Export in broadcast quality or import to Flixel Cinemagraph Pro and create an amazing timelapse+cinemagraph hybrid video. It’s magical visual storytelling at its best.

Features

  • Drag-and-Drop. - Drag-and-drop or browse for an image set; Persecond sorts them automatically.
  • Quick Edit. - Trim your in and out points, set the play direction, and pick a speed.
  • Done. - That’s it--export in HD or broadcast quality or upload and share.

Note: the trial app puts a watermark on the result video



Version 1.4.2:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Single-seat license option



  • macOS 10....

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21:59
Quicken 2019 5.11.0 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
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The seventh-generation iPad that Apple is planning to release alongside an updated iPad mini 5 will continue to use the same housing as the sixth-generation iPad, according to Japanese site Mac Otakara.

Prior rumors have suggested the device will feature a 10.2-inch display rather than a 9.7-inch display, but Mac Otakara says that it is hearing mixed rumors from suppliers. One supplier said that the display is "10 inches" but another said that the display size has not been changed.

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Qualcomm wants Apple to pony up $31 million

Qualcomm wants Apple to pay $31 million in damages in the ongoing legal battle — or $1.40 per allegedly infringed iPhone, reports CNET.

The figure was calculated by Patrick Kennedy, an economist and managing director at Torrey Partners, which Qualcomm called to the stand as an expert witness in a just-started trial. The damages are for iPhones sold from July 2017 and contain chips used by Intel, which replaced Qualcomm as a components supplier. In 2016, the company started using Intel modems in some models of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Now, Apple has opted for Intel's modems over Qualcomm's in all its latest phones.

CNET notes that In cross-examination, Apple counsel Joe Mueller sought to undermine Kennedy's conclusions, which were based on a technical analysis by another Qualcomm witness. Mueller said he was overstating some of the value...

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Apple Music playlists getting original artwork

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The artwork is meant to “connect more directly with the communities and the culture for which they were intended,” Rachel Newman, Apple’s global director of editorial, tells the publication. Previously, Apple’s playlists had a uniform presentation.

“In many ways, it’s a visual representation of the music that you will find inside that playlist,” Newman told The Verge. That includes Hip Hop Hits, Dale Reggaetón, and The Riff.

The new art will appear over the next few months. The company plans to redesign “many thousands” of Apple Music playlists.



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