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Tuesday January 14

06:11
Cisdem Document Reader for Mac revved to version 5.1...

Cisdem has updated its Cisdem Document Reader for Mac (https://www.cisdem.com/document-reader-mac.html) to version 5.1.0.

The app allows you to view, convert, export, and print files in such formats as PDF, WordPerfect, WPS, XPS, OXPS, Visio, DjVu, and Winmail.dat. Version 5.1.0 optimizes the MPD display quality and fixes some glitches.

Cisdem Document Reader requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs $29.99; a demo is available for download.

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06:11
Cisdem Document Reader for Mac revved to version 5.1...

Cisdem has updated its Cisdem Document Reader for Mac (https://www.cisdem.com/document-reader-mac.html) to version 5.1.0.

The app allows you to view, convert, export, and print files in such formats as PDF, WordPerfect, WPS, XPS, OXPS, Visio, DjVu, and Winmail.dat. Version 5.1.0 optimizes the MPD display quality and fixes some glitches.

Cisdem Document Reader requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs $29.99; a demo is available for download.

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06:11
Cisdem Document Reader for Mac revved to version 5.1...

Cisdem has updated its Cisdem Document Reader for Mac (https://www.cisdem.com/document-reader-mac.html) to version 5.1.0.

The app allows you to view, convert, export, and print files in such formats as PDF, WordPerfect, WPS, XPS, OXPS, Visio, DjVu, and Winmail.dat. Version 5.1.0 optimizes the MPD display quality and fixes some glitches.

Cisdem Document Reader requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs $29.99; a demo is available for download.

The post Cisdem Document Reader for Mac revved to version 5.1.0 appeared first on MacTech.com.

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06:11
Comment: European charger standard law will be too...

Way back in 2014, European lawmakers made a broadly sensible proposal that could have hurt Apple. The European Union’s Radio Equipment Directive called for a European charger standard asking all smartphone manufacturers to use compatible chargers.

There were two key elements to the proposal. First, a common voltage and amperage. Second, a connector to plug a charger into a smartphone…

more…

The post Comment: European charger standard law will be too late to affect Apple appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:00
IDC reports Apple set to gain 13% of Windows 7...

Today is an important day for IT managers across the world. January 14th, 2020 is when Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7. I’ve seen much less angst about this transition than I saw for Windows XP. Windows 7 was an important OS as it helped Microsoft rebound form the disaster that was Windows Vista. It was initially released in 2009, so it’s had a long run even as Microsoft has transitioned to Windows 10. What does this mean for IT departments? It means change, and for Apple, change is an opportunity. more…

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06:00
Low power mode for Mac laptops

Marco Arment:

Modern hardware constantly pushes thermal and power limits, trying to strike a balance that minimizes noise and heat while maximizing performance and battery life.

And:

Apple’s customers don’t usually have control over these balances, and they’re usually fixed at design time with little opportunity to adapt to changing circumstances or customer priorities.

The sole exception, Low Power Mode on iOS, seems to be a huge hit: by offering a single toggle that chooses a different balance, people are able to greatly extend their battery life when they know they’ll need it.

Mac laptops need Low Power Mode, too.

Marco digs into the benefits of disabling Turbo Boost, in effect, offering a low power mode that helps your MacBook run significantly cooler, likely extending battery life as a result.

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06:00
Keep Your Apple Watch Charged With This Portable...

There’s nothing more annoying that having your Apple Watch run out of juice just before you’re ready to go on a run or hit the gym for a workout. Your Apple Watch can be topped off easily anywhere there’s a USB port with the Portable Keychain Apple Watch Charger, on sale at 43% the regular price for just $16.99.

Maximize the perks of your Apple Watch with this Portable Keychain Apple Watch Charger. This convenient mini charger offers a fast original wireless charging speed in less than 2.5 hours. With a USB tip, you can simply plug the charger to your laptop or device with a USB port and put your watch on top for wireless charging. It comes...

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05:48
Apple looking into Mac laptops with lighter,...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,532,428) for “interlocking flexible segments formed from a rigid material” that hints at upcoming Mac laptops (and other Apple devices) with innovation unibody designs designed to reduce weight and manufacturing costs.

Many electronic devices, peripheral components or devices (such as speakers, headphones, keyboards, etc.) may include housings or enclosures made of a relatively rigid material, such as plastic or metal. In the patent filing, Apple notes that these types of enclosures are typically at least somewhat rigid in order to provide protection for internal components housed within the enclosures. 

However, due to the rigidity of the material, in order for these type of enclosures or housings to bend or flex, a separate element, such as a hinge, may need to be connected to the rigid material. For example, laptop enclosures may include two separate rigid components interconnected together by...

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05:36
Apple’s latest sale features ‘buddy’ films, more...

This week’s movie sale at Apple focuses on ‘buddy’ films with prices down to $8 across a variety of genres. You’ll also find a selection of $5 films, all of which will become a permanent part of your collection. This week’s $1 HD rental is also featured below alongside all of our top picks.

more…

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05:31
Apple granted patent for a 'highly portable...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,534,452) for a “highly portable media device,” which related to similar patents dating back to 2005. The idea seems to be an Apple-developed solid state drive gadget that holds photos, songs, movies, etc., and which can be used with Macs, iPads, and iPhones with limited storage. The patent also mentions an accompanying app for such a device.

Flash drives are popular for storing data. However, Apple says that, while these devices work well, they’re limited in the operations that they can perform. These devices are only configured for storing and transporting stored data (similar to other portable storage mediums) so don’t include processing components, batteries for powering the processing components, or a user interface that enable users to communicate with the processing components. Apple says there’s a a need for “media players having improved user controls, small sizes, and longer battery life.” 

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05:26
Wedbush predicts $400 AAPL price on power of 5G...




Following iPhone demand checks internationally, and predictions of an incredible 5G 'iPhone 12' debut, Wedbush has set a $350 per-share price target on Apple stock, but believes that $400 is possible if everything goes right in 2020.

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05:19
Apple says ‘no’ to request to unlock Pensacoloa...

Apple has has said “no” to a request from U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to unlock iPhones owned by a Saudi Air Force cadet accused of killing three people at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida. The tech giant also denies the AG's claim that it has not provided "substantive assistance" in the investigation.

In a statement issued to Input , Apple had this to say: "We reject the characterization that Apple has not provided substantive assistance in the Pensacola investigation. It was not until January 8th that we received a subpoena for information related to the second iPhone, which we responded to within hours. We have always maintained there is no such thing as a backdoor just for the good guys."

As noted by...

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05:15
iOS: What to do if iCloud Photos uploads are paused...

The Low Battery Mode in iOS and iPadOS can eke out a lot more usable time when your charge runs low. It’s a big enhancement that turns itself on automatically. When Low Battery Mode engages, a number of background activities shut down, including sync and email checking.

When your battery tops 80 percent charge or you disable Low Battery Mode via Settings > Battery, operations should go back to normal.

Some readers find that iCloud Photos remains paused, however. When they open the Photos app, a message appears that reads, “iCloud Photos updates are paused to save battery. Would you like to resume updates for one hour?” A button labeled Resume Updates can be tapped, but the only other option is Cancel.

To read this article in full, please click here

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04:59
TikTok was the most downloaded iOS app in Q4 2019,...

Controversial video sharing app TikTok was the most downloaded iOS app in the world in the final quarter of last year, according to analytics company SensorTower. The top five were rounded out by YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook.

TikTok also took second place in the US, despite growing concerns about the app …

more…

The post TikTok was the most downloaded iOS app in Q4 2019, with Disney+ #1 in the US appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:53
Apple Wins Patent for the Apple Watch ECG Feature...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent titled "Method of detecting the wearing limb of a wearable electronic device," which eventually transformed into the ECG feature...

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04:18
New AAPL high predicted for this year, two analysts...

Two analysts are predicting a new AAPL high this year, suggesting that the stock could climb to $375 and $400 respectively by the year end.

While there’s a strong consensus that Apple including 5G support in this year’s iPhones will see a significant surge in sales, analysts D.A. Davidson say that the impact will last well beyond this year …

more…

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04:12
Apple Wins Patent for a Possible Future MacBook...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent officially titled "Interlocking flexible segments formed from a rigid material." The patent covers a possible future unibody MacBook enclosure that uses an all-new flexible "living hinge" system that differs from anything Apple has used in the past.

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03:15
Apple extends warranty coverage of iPhone XS, iPhone...

If you just bough an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR Smart Battery Case, you just got a free extra year of warranty on it.

Apple has launched the Smart Battery Case Replacement Program for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, which covers all cases made through October of 2019.

Apple has also identified the following issues which have led to the replacement program:

  • The battery case will not charge or charges intermittently when plugged into power.
  • The battery case does not charge the iPhone or charges it intermittently.

Given that the case is only a year old, most of the units sold are under warranty. This offers an additional year of free coverage, and Apple says it will evaluate each Smart Battery Case to verify that they are eligible once they are brought in for service.

Users can get their Smart Battery Case replaced at a local Apple Store location, or via an Apple Authorized Service Provider. All models and...

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03:15
Small phone blues: Wondering if the rumors are true

Buckle up, buttercups, because The Macalope is about to apply the tin foil to the antlers and dive Mac-head first into iPhone SE 2 rumors!

If you believe these rumors… well, if you believe these rumors, please seek professional help.

You know what? Even if you don’t believe these rumors, seek professional help. We’re all just trying to get through this thing called life and there’s no shame in asking for some help.

[rainbow and theme song]

Anyway, if you believe these rumors, we could get not one but two smaller phones this year. Yes, this is how they get The Macalope for holding on to his iPhone SE for four years, they coax him into maybe buying two phones this year.

To read this article in full, please click here

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03:01
Japanese Rumor Claims that Apple's upcoming...

A Japanese rumor report today claims that at the conclusion of CES 2020, supply chain members from Taiwan revealed that in addition to Touch ID for the upcoming SE2 iPhone, Apple will a secondary biometric method for authentication.

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03:00
ECC filing number hints at updated MacBook Pro

The 16-inch MacBook Pro, or another MacBook Pro, could be seeing an update this year.

According to a recent regulatory filing, a new model number has been assigned with the ECC.

Here’s what’s in the document:

The new filings with the ECC include just one new model number, A2289, which is identified as an Apple-branded portable computer and associated spare components. No other details are made public about the model, aside from it being capable of running macOS 10.15 Catalina. It is unknown what the model indicates, as this could refer to an update to any of the MacBook variants available to date. The model number is accompanied by filings for two Apple TV models, using numbers that relate to already-available models. These are most likely to indicate the use of tvOS 13 on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. Another line is dedicated to the rackmount variant of the new Mac Pro, which has yet to be made available to purchase by Apple.

It’s unknown as to exactly...

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03:00
Bulbrite Solana color-changing A19 smart bulb review...

An immature app keeps Bulbrite's color-changing smart bulb from meriting a strong recommendation.

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02:22
Global education apps market expected to grow at...

The global education apps market expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of 27.13% by 2027 due to the growing demand for mobile education apps among students, according to Absolute Markets Insight (www.absolutemarketsinsight.com).

The continued surge by students to adopt smart technological devices as a part of their educational experience is also forcing educators to adapt to these new technologies at a faster pace by which they can impart education, adds the research group. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets facilitates better communications between students and faculty members.

The sharing of information isn’t restricted to office hours or a designated location, adds Absolute Market Insights. Another advantage associated with such apps is that the students can easily track the lecture in the app and keep themselves updated with the curriculum. 

However, some logistical technical...

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02:22
Global education apps market expected to grow at...

The global education apps market expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of 27.13% by 2027 due to the growing demand for mobile education apps among students, according to Absolute Markets Insight (www.absolutemarketsinsight.com).

The continued surge by students to adopt smart technological devices as a part of their educational experience is also forcing educators to adapt to these new technologies at a faster pace by which they can impart education, adds the research group. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets facilitates better communications between students and faculty members.

The sharing of information isn’t restricted to office hours or a designated location, adds Absolute Market Insights. Another advantage associated with such apps is that the students can easily track the lecture in the app and keep themselves updated with the curriculum. 

However, some logistical technical...

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02:22
Global education apps market expected to grow at...

The global education apps market expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of 27.13% by 2027 due to the growing demand for mobile education apps among students, according to Absolute Markets Insight (www.absolutemarketsinsight.com).

The continued surge by students to adopt smart technological devices as a part of their educational experience is also forcing educators to adapt to these new technologies at a faster pace by which they can impart education, adds the research group. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets facilitates better communications between students and faculty members.

The sharing of information isn’t restricted to office hours or a designated location, adds Absolute Market Insights. Another advantage associated with such apps is that the students can easily track the lecture in the app and keep themselves updated with the curriculum. 

However, some logistical technical...

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02:22
Global education apps market expected to grow at...

The global education apps market expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of 27.13% by 2027 due to the growing demand for mobile education apps among students, according to Absolute Markets Insight (www.absolutemarketsinsight.com).

The continued surge by students to adopt smart technological devices as a part of their educational experience is also forcing educators to adapt to these new technologies at a faster pace by which they can impart education, adds the research group. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets facilitates better communications between students and faculty members.

The sharing of information isn’t restricted to office hours or a designated location, adds Absolute Market Insights. Another advantage associated with such apps is that the students can easily track the lecture in the app and keep themselves updated with the curriculum. 

However, some logistical technical...

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02:03
Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.314 - Plug-in plays...

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



Version 32.0.0.314:

  • Security fixes



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



Download Now

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02:00
Adobe Pepper Flash Player 32.0.0.314 - Plug-in plays...

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



Version 32.0.0.314:

  • Security fixes



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



Download Now]]>

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02:00
App Tracking Alert In iOS 13 Has Dramatically Cut...

Apple's initiatives to minimize tracking by marketers is continuing to make life harder for the advertising industry, forcing advertisers to use inefficient data sources to pinpoint users. AppleInsider reports: Over the years, Apple has enhanced how it protects the privacy of its users online, typically by limiting what data can be seen by advertisers tracking different data points. Initiatives such as Intelligent Tracking Protection in Safari has helped secure more privacy by making it harder to track individual users, which advertising executives in December admitted has been "stunningly effective." While ITP and other improvements have helped to minimize the tracking of users, marketers are also being affected by another element of iOS 13, one where users are regularly notified of apps that are capturing their location in the background. The warning gives options for users to allow an app to continue to track all the time or to do so when it is open, with users often selecting...

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00:01
How to organize and delete Apple Pay cards and passes

Need to tidy up your Apple Wallet? Follow along for how to organize and delete Apple Pay cards and passes.

more…

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Monday January 13

23:46
PDFpen 11.2.1 - Edit and annotate PDFs with ease.

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

Features:

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag-...
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23:44
PDFpenPro 11.2.1 - Advanced PDF toolkit for HTML...

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

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

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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23:41
Xcode 11.3.1 - Integrated development environment (...

Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa frameworks and Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features.



Version 11.3.1:

  • Addresses a bug in the storyboard canvas that could cause Xcode to crash
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements



  • OS X 10.14.4 or later



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23:27
Get 90% off on the GeoZilla Phone GPS Locator &...

iLounge has a special deal on the GeoZilla Phone GPS Locator & Tracker with a lifetime subscription, which allows you to track your family members, loved ones or employees’ whereabouts 24/7.

GeoZilla is an all-in-one GPS-based safety app designed to take advantage of modern technology to keep people safe. The smart app provides accurate device location data so you’ll know where your loved ones are in minutes. All you’ll need is the app and an internet connection for the ultimate peace of mind.

GeoZilla Phone GPS Locator & Tracker with Premium Lifetime Subscription

Aside from geo-targeting, GeoZilla has emergency alerts in real-time so you can come to their rescue when needed. The image and internal messaging system comes in handy as you won’t need to use another app.

GeoZilla is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 on the App Store on 18 thousand reviews.

The GeoZilla Phone GPS Locator and Tracker normally costs $300 for lifetime subscription, while...

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22:42
Boomerang effects for Instagram launched

Boomerang is a feature within Instagram that allows users to create short, looping videos. Today, Boomerang expands to three options, namely Duo, Echo and SloMo, giving users more ways to express themselves on the social media network.

Boomerang was added in 2015 and hasn’t received an update since. A spokesperson mentioned that it was the most popular medium for recording Stories, and as such they decided to add something new to it.

SloMo, Echo and Duo will become available once you get to the Instagram Stories camera. After the recording, you can tap the infinity icon on your iPhone to show the...

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20:21
Rumor: Apple developing 'iPhone SE 2'...




A convoluted rumor on Tuesday suggests Apple is working on an update to iPhone 8 that swaps out Touch ID for a TrueDepth camera module with Face ID, enabling integration of a larger 5.4-inch screen.

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19:53
NYT: Experts find evidence Russians hacked Ukrainian...

Any relationship between former Vice President Joe Biden, his son and the Ukrainian gas company Burisma has become a central figure in the 2020 election campaign and the impeachment of Donald Trump. Now, in a situation with echoes of the 2016 electio...

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19:24
Video Conference: Barr Clarifies that 'Apple...

The video of the press conference in our report by Attorney General William Barr and the Director of the FBI below has been set to specifically begin at the 5:10 mark where Barr introduces Apple into his news conference regarding the Dec. 6 shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida.

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18:59
Universal Studios teases 'Super Nintendo World...

As promised, Universal Studios Japan is on track to open its Super Nintendo World park this summer ahead of the Olympic Games. Now it's teasing the new area with a mostly-CG music video and song made by Galantis with Charlie XCX.

If you were hoping...

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18:47
Apple denies Barr's request to unlock Pensacola...




Apple on Monday denied a public request from U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to unlock iPhones owned by a Saudi Air Force cadet accused of killing three people at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., refuting the AG's claim that it has not provided "substantive assistance" in the investigation.

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18:11
AirPods Pro 2C54 Firmware: Worse Noise Canceling,...

On December 16th, Apple released a new firmware update for the AirPods Pro bumping the firmware from 2B588 to 2C54. After the updates, there were several anecdotal reports that the AirPods Pro noise cancelation may have been affected adversely by the update. Adding to the confusion is that Apple has since pulled the 2C54 update, so not everyone with AirPods Pro may have the latest update.

Users asked tech review site RTINGS.com to reevaluate their previous testing of the AirPods Pro with the new firmware to confirm any changes in the new firmware.

RTINGS ...

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17:53
[Sponsor] MyNetDiary

MyNetDiary is a modern diet app with a strong focus on design, quality, and usability.

Developed with a team of Registered Dietitians, MyNetDiary offers a huge and reliable database, lightning-fast food tracking, a totally configurable dashboard, no ads or user tracking, awesome apps for Apple Watch, iPad, and iMessage, and a few cool things such as AR Grocery Check.

MyNetDiary is now the most comprehensive, accurate, and user-friendly diet app in App Store, Google Play, as well as on the web, and users love it.

Check out MyNetDiary and see why users switch from MyFitnessPal and never look back.

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17:52
Apple's 'Mythic Quest: Raven's...




Apple will promote its upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" at the PAX South gaming expo in Texas on Friday, potentially signaling an early screening of the show ahead of an official debut slated for early February.

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17:47
Attorney General asks Apple to unlock naval base...

Attorney General William Barr has joined the FBI in asking Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to the man who attacked a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, in December. Barr also declared the shooting "an act of terrorism."

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17:42
Upcoming Fall 2020 5.4-Inch iPhone Will Be Similar...

Japanese site Mac Otakara today shared a somewhat confusing rumor about Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup, suggesting the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌ that Apple is working on will be sized similarly to the iPhone 8.

Citing Apple suppliers exhibiting at CES, Mac Otakara says that Apple "might be developing Face ID models beside Touch ID models as an updated version of ‌iPhone 8‌."

This confusingly seems to refer to the low-cost "iPhone SE 2" or ‌iPhone 8‌ successor Apple has in development, but a further mention of the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌ with Face ID suggests that it actually refers to the higher-end 5.4-inch device rumored for the fall of 2020.The body size returns to ‌iPhone...

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17:31
Feature Request: A ‘Low Power Mode’ for macOS to...

Earlier today, we reported on evidence within the latest macOS 10.15.3 beta that suggests Apple is working on a “Pro Mode” feature to boost performance on portable Macs. This feature would essentially boost your Mac’s performance at the cost of things like battery life and fan noise.

While I’d love to see this feature come to macOS, something I’d also like to see in tandem with it is a Low Power Mode, focused on extending MacBook battery life.

more…

The post Feature Request: A ‘Low Power Mode’ for macOS to extend MacBook battery life appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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17:09
Lowest price ever: Apple Core i9 16-inch MacBook Pro...




Just in, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H has issued a fresh price drop on Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the premium Core i9 8-core model now $300 off. Or pick up the standard Core i7 model for just $2,149 ($250 off). Shop today with free 2-day shipping as odds are these Apple deals won't last long.

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17:01
Report: Rumored 5.4-inch iPhone to be similar in...

A new report from Macotakara today causes some confusion around what to expect from Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup. While rumors have widely suggested that Apple is developing a refreshed version of the of the iPhone 8, this report seems to conflate a few details.

more…

The post Report: Rumored 5.4-inch iPhone to be similar in size to the iPhone 8, support Face ID appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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16:55
Apple might be developing a 'Pro Mode' to...

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro was a return to form for the company, especially when it came to portable power. (We did call it the "ultimate MacBook," after all.) Now, Apple might be developing another way to speed up its notebooks: a new "Pro Mode" th...

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16:19
The PC Market Rebounded in 2019 for the Top Three PC...

IDC reported late this afternoon that the worldwide market for traditional PCs, inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, finished an impressive 2019 with fourth quarter growth of 4.8% year over year. Unfortunately Apple and Acer didn't ....

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16:18
Mac shipments continue to slide in Q4 as PC market...




Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a year-long downward trend amidst a wider industry rebound, as Mac shipments shrank in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to estimates released on Monday by market research firms Gartner and IDC

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15:57
Sony is skipping E3 again in 2020

Last year Sony pulled a no-show at E3, and the company has announced it will sit out the 2020 event too. In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, the folks behind PlayStation explained that "After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in...

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15:49
Apple may be considering a version of macOS with a...

In the past, it's been suggested by some pundits that Apple release two versions of macOS: a “standard” version and a "pro" version. I’m dubious, but there’s evidence that the tech giant is at least considering this.

The reasoning seems to be that the “standard” version would a streamlined version of macOS that would appeal to fans of iOS and iPadOS. A "pro" version would offer the bells and whistles that “power users" want. Or perhaps there would be just one version of macOS that would allow “pro” features to be enabled or disabled at will.

As noted by 9to5Mac, the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta build contains references to a new “Pro Mode,” which can be turned on and off by users. Some strings mention that “Apps may run faster, but battery life may decrease and fan noise may increase” and “Fan speed...

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15:45
ESPN's 4K National Championship broadcast airs...

Back in October ESPN started broadcasting college football in 4K, and now it's time for the National Championship Game. For tonight's matchup between LSU and Clemson the network will present a Samsung-sponsored feed from the Field Pass view -- with "...

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15:40
Apple introduces beta of Reality Converter app

Apple has introduced a beta (https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=01132020a) of a new Reality Converter app that “makes it easy to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on Mac.”

With it you, can drag ’n drop common 3D file formats, such as .obj, .gltf and .usd, to view the converted USDZ result, customize material properties with your own textures, and edit file metadata. Apple says you can even preview your USDZ object under a variety of lighting and environment conditions with built-in IBL options.”

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15:40
Apple introduces beta of Reality Converter app

Apple has introduced a beta (https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=01132020a) of a new Reality Converter app that “makes it easy to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on Mac.”

With it you, can drag ’n drop common 3D file formats, such as .obj, .gltf and .usd, to view the converted USDZ result, customize material properties with your own textures, and edit file metadata. Apple says you can even preview your USDZ object under a variety of lighting and environment conditions with built-in IBL options.”

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15:40
Apple introduces beta of Reality Converter app

Apple has introduced a beta (https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=01132020a) of a new Reality Converter app that “makes it easy to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on Mac.”

With it you, can drag ’n drop common 3D file formats, such as .obj, .gltf and .usd, to view the converted USDZ result, customize material properties with your own textures, and edit file metadata. Apple says you can even preview your USDZ object under a variety of lighting and environment conditions with built-in IBL options.”

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15:40
Apple introduces beta of Reality Converter app

Apple has introduced a beta (https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=01132020a) of a new Reality Converter app that “makes it easy to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on Mac.”

With it you, can drag ’n drop common 3D file formats, such as .obj, .gltf and .usd, to view the converted USDZ result, customize material properties with your own textures, and edit file metadata. Apple says you can even preview your USDZ object under a variety of lighting and environment conditions with built-in IBL options.”

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15:36
Mac sales dip in quarter four of 2019; Apple still...

Global Mac sales dipped either 3% or 5.3% in the fourth quarter of 2019, depending on if you believe in new data from Gartner or IDC.

Worldwide personal computer shipments totaled 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2019, a 2.3% increase from the fourth quarter of 2018, according to preliminary results by Gartner. For the year, 2019 computer shipments surpassed 261 million units, showing 0.6% growth from 2018.

According to Gartner, Apple sold approximately 5.3 million Macs in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to 5.4 million in the year-ago quarter. This dropped Apple’s global market share from 7.9% to 7.5% year-over-year.

That’s still enough to give the Mac fourth place among worldwide computer makers. Ahead of Apple are: Lenovo (24.8% market share in quarter four of 2019), HP (22.8%), and Dell (17.2%).

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15:32
With Apple never Complying with the EU's...

In 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "European Parliament Rules Apple must use the Micro-USB Standard Port for European iDevices by 2017." Bureaucracy is slow and 2017 has come and gone with Apple never complying and still to this day is using their proprietary Lightning connector. Now the EU is preparing to force the issue

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15:32
Apple introduces 'Reality Converter' app...




Apple on Monday debuted a beta version of Reality Converter, a Mac app that allows developers to convert, view and customize USDZ 3D objects using a simple drag-and-drop interface.

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15:13
Visa acquires fintech startup used by Venmo,...

Visa just spent $5.3 billion to acquire Plaid, the fintech company with an API that enables services for Venmo and other banking apps. Plaid's software allows startups, like the mobile investing app Robinhood and the cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase...

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15:12
Apple releases new ‘Reality Converter’ macOS app for...

Apple today has released the first beta of a new Reality Converter application for macOS. This app allows developers to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on Mac, Apple says. USDZ is Apple’s augmented reality file type.

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15:01
Mac shipments fell in 2019 despite overall PC...

International Data Corporation (IDC) is out with its Q4 2019 data today, breaking down the PC industry during the holiday shopping season. According to the data, PC shipments grew by 4.8% during the quarter, hitting 71.8 million units. This marks the “highest single quarter shipment volume in four years,” IDC says, but Apple wasn’t able to benefit from that industry-wide growth.

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14:28
Mac Shipments Down in Q4 2019 Amid Overall PC Market...

Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were down in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner.

Apple shipped an estimated 5.26 million Macs during the quarter, down from 5.43 million in the year-ago quarter, a decline of three percent.

Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 4Q19 (Thousands of Units)

Apple's market share was also down, dipping from 7.9 percent in Q4 2018 to 7.5 percent in Q4 2019. The drop in Apple's shipments comes as the overall PC market saw growth for the first time since 2011, driven by demands for Windows 10 upgrades.

Apple maintained its position as the number four PC vendor in the world, trailing behind Lenovo, HP, and Dell, all of which saw year-over-year growth...

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14:21
Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra might have more RAM...

Rumors for the Galaxy S20 have mentioned a no-holds-barred Ultra model, but just what would that entail? Quite a lot, if you believe the rumors. XDA's Max Weinbach (who shared the leaked photos of the S20+ 5G) claims the Ultra 5G will have extreme...

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14:20
Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

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13:28
How to get your iPhone Smart Battery Case replaced...

Apple’s Smart Battery Case is a popular way to give iPhone extra battery life along with some unique touches that third-party cases can’t offer. If you’ve been having issues with yours, you may be eligible for a free replacement for iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max Smart Battery Cases.
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13:21
Apple's next MacBook upgrades could be coming...

Last year's 16-inch MacBook Pro felt a bit like a return to form. While the latest iteration of Apple's flagship laptop didn't address the love-it-or-hate-it (but mostly hate-it) Touch Bar and an obnoxious lack of connectivity, it did have a much bet...

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13:02
Apple launches replacement program for iPhone...

iPhone users have been using battery cases to extend the battery life of their phones for years, but Apple has recently offered its own versions of these accessories. Now, a number of Apple-made cases sold in 2018 has exhibited problems, and the company has launched a program to replace customers' faulty battery cases for free.

Affected products include the Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR sold between January and October of 2019.

The battery cases in question sometimes either charge...

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13:00
Barr asks Apple to unlock iPhones of Pensacola gunman

Regardless of CEO Cook’s seemingly (even if out of necessity) chummy relationship with President Trump, Apple’s response to this will likely be the same as it was in a similar case in 2016 – Apple will tell the government to go pound sand.

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12:55
macOS Catalina beta build suggests upcoming '...




Some snooping around in the new macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta build has unearthed references to "Pro Mode," which could be used to temporarily boost the performance of macOS systems such as the MacBook Pro.

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12:53
Attorney General Barr demands Apple unlock iPhones...




US Attorney General William Barr has publicly asked Apple to unlock a pair of iPhones used by the gunman who killed three people in Pensacola, Florida in December, complaining Apple has so far provided no "substantive assistance" to the investigation.

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12:31
Macs May Be Getting 'Pro Mode' Option to...

Apple's Macs could soon have the option for a "Pro Mode" that boosts performance according to data found in the macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta.

Released in December, the beta contains code discovered by 9to5Mac that references an optional Pro Mode that appears to override fan speed limits and energy saving restrictions to improve performance. Code in the beta says "Apps may run faster, but battery life may decrease and fan noise may increase" when Pro Mode is turned on.

As with Do Not Disturb, Pro Mode is a temporary option that is set to turn off the next day after being enabled, likely to make sure Macs are running in optimal conditions.

The code found in the beta seems to suggest Pro Mode is coming to the 16-inch...

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12:25
9to5Mac Daily: January 13, 2020 – 5G iPhone...

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.

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12:15
macOS beta hints at future ‘Pro Mode’ to boost...

With the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the new Mac Pro, Apple is increasingly focusing on the professional consumer market. Now we have found evidence that the company is working on a new feature for macOS that should further improve the workflow for professionals.

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12:00
Comma Ai continues to impress with its aftermarket...

Way back in 2016 I flew out to Las Vegas to check out Comma Ai's driver's assistance system crammed into an Acura. At the time, it was being developed as a self-driving add-on for vehicles. But times have changed and nearly every automaker and st...

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11:59
AG Barr says Apple has provided no ‘substantive...

United States Attorney General William Barr is escalating the FBI’s disagreement with Apple over access to two iPhones used by the gunman behind last month’s shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The New York Times reports that Barr has declared the shooting an “act of terrorism” and is calling on Apple to provide assistance in the investigation.

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11:57
U.S. Attorney General Asks Apple to Unlock iPhones...

United States Attorney General William Barr today asked Apple to unlock the iPhones used in mass shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Florida, reports The New York Times.

The request comes as the shooting has been declared an act of terrorism, and it follows a report last week that the FBI sent a letter to Apple asking for help accessing two iPhones used by shooter Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.

"This situation perfectly illustrates why it is critical that the public be able to get access to digital evidence," Mr. Barr said, calling on Apple and other technology companies to find a solution and complaining that Apple has provided no "substantive assistance."Apple has already provided law enforcement officials with information from Alshamrani's...

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11:53
Barr Asks Apple To Unlock iPhones of Pensacola Gunman

Attorney General William P. Barr declared on Monday that a deadly shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., was an act of terrorism, and he asked Apple in an unusually high-profile request to provide access to two phones used by the gunman. From a report: Mr. Barr's appeal was an escalation of an ongoing fight between the Justice Department and Apple pitting personal privacy against public safety. "This situation perfectly illustrates why it is critical that the public be able to get access to digital evidence," Mr. Barr said, calling on Apple and other technology companies to find a solution and complaining that Apple has provided no "substantive assistance."

Apple has given investigators materials from the iCloud account of the gunman, Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a member of the Saudi air force training with the American military, who killed three sailors and wounded eight others on Dec. 6. But the company has refused to help the F.B.I. open...

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11:45
App tracking alert in iOS 13 has dramatically cut...




Apple's initiatives to minimize tracking by marketers is continuing to make life harder for the advertising industry, forcing advertisers to use inefficient data sources to pinpoint users.

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11:24
ZOIA Euroburo is a modular synth you can put inside...

Empress Effects ZOIA is perhaps one of the most exciting guitar pedals to come out in recent years. It's effectively a self-contained modular synth in a stompbox format. So, it only makes sense then that Empress would take it and stick in a Eurorack...

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10:54
'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Dave...




Former WWE wrestler and "Guardian of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista will join Apple's "See" in its second season.

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10:43
Fans are creating a Harry Potter role-playing game...

There have been some ambitious Minecraft projects before, but this one may win for sheer sophistication. The modding team Floo Network is creating Minecraft School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Harry Potter-themed role-playing experience inside a Mi...

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10:32
Apple Replacing Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone...

Apple is replacing some Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR due to charging failures, both of the case itself and the iPhone inside.

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10:27
Apple just extended the iPhone XS and XR Smart...

As battery cases go, Apple’s Smart Battery Case is one of the best around, with a slim fit, excellent monitoring, and of course, great battery life. But if yours isn’t working as it should, Apple might replace it for free, even if it’s out of warranty. And if it is working, you just got a free extra year of warranty.

Apple has launched the Smart Battery Case Replacement Program for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, which covers all cases made through October of 2019. That’s basically every model ever produced, since the case only launched a year ago today, on January 13, 2019.

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10:15
YouTube lures three more top streamers away from...

Twitch is once again losing some big-name streamers to YouTube. Lannan "LazarBeam" Eacott, Elliott "Muselk" Watkins and Rachell "Valkyrae" Hofstetter (above) have announced that they'll livestream exclusively on Google's video service. It's not a com...

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09:57
European Parliament wants all portable devices to...

To “reduce electronic waste and make consumers’ life easier, members of the European Parliament want binding measures for chargers to fit all mobile phones and other portable devices, according to a briefing on the European Parliament website.

The government agency says a common charger should fit all mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers and other portable devices. According to estimates, old chargers generate more than 51,000 tons of electronic waste per year, the briefing notes. 

Apple doesn't like the idea. In a Jan. 31, 2019, filing, the tech giant said that regulations that would drive conformity across the type of connector built into all smartphones freeze innovation rather than encourage it. The company added that such proposals are bad for the environment and unnecessarily...

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09:47
13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard likely to...

A 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Magic Keyboard introduced with the 16-inch MacBook Pro is likely arriving soon. As several blog posts have noted, a new filing for an upcoming MacBook has shown up on the Eurasian Economic Commission’s database.

It's model A2289. In the filing, Apple notes that it’s a “portable personal computer” running macOS 10.15. It's possible that the device could be an updated MacBook Air or a revived 12-inch MacBook. However, the smaller MacBook Pro seems the most logical candidate as the next recipient of the Magic Keyboard.

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09:32
Apple's AirPods drop to $129 on Amazon

Don't worry if you missed out on some of the sweeter AirPods deals from the holidays -- you can get a solid bargain right now. Amazon is selling Apple's standard wireless earbuds for $129, or $30 off (and a return to an all-time low price). You won...

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09:26
Apple’s new privacy features have further rattled...

As always, I have little to no sympathy for companies trying to make a living off selling my data without my expressed permission.

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09:24
Macs Fan Control 1.5.4.12 - Monitor and control your...

Macs Fan Control allows you to monitor and control almost any aspect of your computer's fans, with support for controlling fan speed, temperature sensors pane, menu-bar icon, and autostart with system option.

  • Software solution to noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement, or overheating problems like those found on a MacBook Pro
  • Set any constant value to any fan (e.g., minimum)
  • Control fan speed in relation to a temperature sensor (e.g., 3rd party HDD)
  • Real-time monitoring of Mac's fans speed and temperature sensors including 3rd party HDD/SSD (using S.M.A.R.T.)
  • Custom fan preset (in Pro version)
  • Configurable menu bar icon
  • Compatible with OS X 10.14 Mojave or later (version for OS X 10.6, 10.7-10.13 is available separately )

Note: Custom profiles are available in the Pro version of the app.



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09:05
‘The Morning Show’ nets Apple TV+ its first industry...

Apple nabbed its first award for an Apple TV+ show last night at the Critics' Choice Awards. Billy Crudup beat out Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Asante Blackk (This Is Us) to take home the prize for Best Supporting Actor thanks to his performa...

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09:00
Summarize UX Research In A Paragraph

I recently had a fairly large amount of work to do, summarizing UX Research findings into “a paragraph” and that project really got me thinking about trying to be more prescriptive about what a paragraph actually is. 

Consistency is important when making it easier for the consumers of our research to review our findings. Summarizing content allows people to drill down into just the information they’re looking for by providing a quick overview to an interview or study. Consistency doesn’t mean we can’t writing those summaries in an engaging and easy-to-read paragraph, just that consumers of the content get an experience that doesn’t take away from the actual content.

Before we start writing, we want to know what we’re trying to say. In UX that’s often trying to provide an Insight from your research. Think of the one-paragraph summary as something we might be able to summarize in an easy-to-read sentence, but you know, maybe shouldn’t. This is more than a short insight...

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08:53
∞ Incredibly satisfying sphericons

I’ve never wanted a 3D printer more than after watching this video.

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08:53
Monday deals: AirPods hit Amazon all-time low, iPad...

Today’s best deals include Apple’s AirPods 2 with wireless charging case at an Amazon all-time low, plus deals on iPad Pro, and fresh batch of Anker price drops. Head below for all that and more.

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08:44
Critics Choice Awards names Billy Crudup best-...

Apple’s streaming platform Apple TV+ has garnered its first major award- the Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, given to Billy Crudup for his role in The Morning Show.

Billy Crudup edged out other supporting actors such as Tim Blake Nelson in Watchmen, Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones, Asia Kate Dillon in Billions and Asante Blackk in This is Us.

The Morning Show was first panned by critics when it debuted on Apple TV+, but viewer response has been positive. It acquired three Golden Globe nominations but failed to win in any of those. Still, Apple considered it a ‘win’ as it was the first subscription service to have nominations in the first year.

The Morning Show is currently in its first season, but Apple has gone ahead and...

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08:43
SoNo Collection Apple Store to replace Stamford...

Stamford Apple Store will be closed to give way to a new one in SoNo Collection. The event will be held February 15, 10 in the morning at the SoNo Collection mall.

The Apple Store in Stamford is 14 years old and will be one of the many tenants vacating. Over the years, traffic has slowed down, which could be the main reason why Apple is relocating. Closing a store and opening a new...

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08:40
High Profile Korean Celebrities using Samsung Phones...

In November 2019 Patently Apple posted a report about Samsung being hit with a serious security flaw related to its fingerprint scanner in their Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series of smartphones which hurt their reputation with some leading banks. Now a different security issue has been reported on in Korea about Samsung phones being hacked and customers being blackmailed.

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08:40
Today's best deals: Apple iPhone XS drops to $...




Today's best Apple deals include a rare coupon code valid on a GSM unlocked iPhone XS (brand-new, sealed retail packaging), plus a promo code discount on the 6th generation iPod for those wanting an Apple device for cheap, without the need for cellular connectivity.

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08:37
Regulatory filing points to new MacBook Pro launch...




Apple may be gearing up for an update of its MacBook Pro lines, with the appearance of a new model number in a regulatory database indicating an entirely new model is likely on the way.

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08:34
New evidence shows MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard...

A new filing for an upcoming MacBook has shown up on the Eurasian Economic Commission’s database. It’s possible the yet to be released notebook could be a 13-inch MacBook Pro with the redesigned Magic Keyboard and scissor switches that arrived with the 16-inch MacBook Pro late last year.

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08:32
Geoffrey Fowler Challenges Apple’s Privacy Stance

Apple claims to be a guardian of consumer privacy, but the company does little to regulate what third-party iPhone apps do with the data they collect. The Washington Post’s Geoffrey Fowler asks if Apple could do more to protect our privacy.

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08:27
Amazon is selling Kindles at Black Friday prices

If you didn't manage to snag a Kindle on Black Friday, you have another chance to buy one at a steep discount. Amazon is currently offering $45 off the newest Kindle Paperwhite ($85) and $30 off the latest Kindle ($60). These are historic lows, and w...

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08:16
Three half marathon Apple Watch Series 5 battery...

I ran three half marathons in November and December with the Apple Watch Series 5. Each 13.1-mile race was an opportunity to test how different modes affected both battery life and the running experience. Battery life results after running for about 2.5 hours varied with each configuration: 40%, 8%, and 51%.

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08:11
Apple Mac mini vs Intel NUC -- the lightweights spar




Apple's Mac mini is the ideal Mac for high performance in a slimline package, as well as for those who want to use their own monitor instead of relying on an integrated display. However, the existence of compact rivals like the Intel NUC can offer roughly equivalent processing power in a smaller size for a bit less money.

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08:00
Sex toys came to CES, and the sky didn’t fall in

This story discusses adult themes.

If there was a trend at this year's CES, it might be how relaxed everyone was about sex tech at the show. Especially after controversy over adult devices and, by extension, the taboos around female pleasure mired t...

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07:50
Apple Files Unreleased Mac in Eurasian Database,...

Apple today filed an unreleased Mac with a model identifier of A2289 in the European Economic Commission database, as spotted by MacRumors. The computer is described as a portable Mac running macOS Catalina.

As pure speculation, it is certainly possible that this listing could correspond with an upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro with a scissor keyboard, following in the footsteps of the 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ last October.

Eurasian Economic Commission filings like these have foreshadowed the release of new Apple products on numerous occasions, including multiple Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and...

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07:35
How music copyright lawsuits are scaring away new...

Rolling Stone:

In the five years since a court ruled that “Blurred Lines” infringed on Marvin Gaye’s 1977 “Got to Give It Up,” demanding that Thicke and Williams fork over $5 million to the Gaye estate for straying too close to the older song’s “vibe,” the once-sleepy realm of music copyright law has turned into a minefield. Chart-topping musicians have been slapped with infringement lawsuits like never before, and stars like Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry are being asked to pay millions in cases that have many experts scratching their heads. Across genres, artists are putting out new music with the same question in the backs of their minds: Will this song get me sued?

To me, this mirrors the patent trolls in tech. Achieve a certain level of success with a technology, or a song, and you’ll pop up on troll radar.

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07:35
European Lawmakers Want to Force All Smartphones to...

With goals of reducing waste and increasing convenience, European lawmakers today will debate whether all smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices should have a standardized charging port such as USB-C.

At least some members of the European Parliament want "binding measures" that ensure one type of charger is compatible with all portable devices, as the European Commission's previous approach of merely "encouraging" tech companies to develop a standardized solution has "fell short of the co-legislators' objectives," according to a briefing on the European Parliament website today.

The proposed charging ports for portable devices include Micro-USB, USB-C, and the Lightning connector.

Nearly a year ago,...

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07:32
Apple shares goal of “closed-loop” manufacturing...

Reuters:

Apple Inc. is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that disassembles its iPhone so that minerals can be recovered and reused, while acknowledging rising global demand for electronics means new mines will still be needed.

Daisy, Apple’s recycling robot, is not news. But this is an interesting slant:

The Cupertino, California-based company says the robot is part of its plan to become a “closed-loop” manufacturer that does not rely on the mining industry, an aggressive goal that some industry analysts have said is impossible.

And:

“There’s this ego that believes they can get all their minerals back, and it’s not possible,” said Kyle Wiens, chief executive of iFixit, a firm advocating for electronics repair, rather than replacement.

Ego or not, I applaud this effort. The more rare earths that can be reclaimed, reused, the less we have to pull out of the ground. And the less dependent we are on specific regions...

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07:30
8K at CES 2020: The future or a waste of time?

It was hard to escape 8K TVs this year at CES. Sony, Samsung, LG and TCL all showed off new 8K models, with the full intention of actually selling them to consumers. That's a big shift from previous years, when it's always seemed like some far-off te...

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07:14
Netflix receives more than 20 Oscar nominations

After flopping at the Golden Globes, Netflix may have a chance to redeem itself at the Oscars. The 2020 Oscar nominations are in, and Netflix has received more than 20 nods.

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07:00
Pro audio giant Solid State Logic makes a play for...

Solid State Logic is a big name in the pro audio space, but it's entering a new category by serving a very different customer: the bedroom producer with a tight budget. Its first dedicated audio interfaces, the USB-based SSL 2 and 2+, aim to translat...

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06:55
Academy Award nominations. Notice anything odd about...

I’m old school. Love the Academy Awards, though I’m trending towards the irreverent Golden Globes these days.

Ever since I was a kid, always looked forward to the nominations, looked forward to the actual broadcast. But with Twitter, etc., the bloom is off the rose, at least a bit. Everything associated with the movies has just gotten so over-exposed.

But I digress.

Follow the headline link, check out the nominations. One thing that stood out to me was the Actor in a Supporting Role category: Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Brad Pitt.

The youngest of these actors is Brad Pitt. And he’s 56. Weird, no?

∞ Read this on The Loop...

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06:42
Samsung skips from Galaxy S10 to 'S20' for...




The next model in Samsung's Galaxy S product line will feature a quad-camera array, but apparently won't have the name "S11," as leaked images of the smartphone show Samsung is skipping a number of generations by going for the name "Galaxy S20."

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06:33
Cisdem Mac Video Converter 5.0.0 fixes bugs,...

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 has been released. The new version fixes four issues and optimizes memory usage.

Cisdem Video Converter is a video converter, video downloader, video editor and DVD ripper, all rolled into one. Supporting almost all video and audio formats, it can convert video files and audio files for smooth playback on devices and media players. The video download feature supports over 1,000 websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 is available for download and purchase at the Cisdem website. You can get a lifetime license with $39.99 and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A demo is available for download.

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06:33
Cisdem Mac Video Converter 5.0.0 fixes bugs,...

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 has been released. The new version fixes four issues and optimizes memory usage.

Cisdem Video Converter is a video converter, video downloader, video editor and DVD ripper, all rolled into one. Supporting almost all video and audio formats, it can convert video files and audio files for smooth playback on devices and media players. The video download feature supports over 1,000 websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 is available for download and purchase at the Cisdem website. You can get a lifetime license with $39.99 and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A demo is available for download.

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Cisdem Mac Video Converter 5.0.0 fixes bugs,...

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 has been released. The new version fixes four issues and optimizes memory usage.

Cisdem Video Converter is a video converter, video downloader, video editor and DVD ripper, all rolled into one. Supporting almost all video and audio formats, it can convert video files and audio files for smooth playback on devices and media players. The video download feature supports over 1,000 websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 is available for download and purchase at the Cisdem website. You can get a lifetime license with $39.99 and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A demo is available for download.

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Cisdem Mac Video Converter 5.0.0 fixes bugs,...

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 has been released. The new version fixes four issues and optimizes memory usage.

Cisdem Video Converter is a video converter, video downloader, video editor and DVD ripper, all rolled into one. Supporting almost all video and audio formats, it can convert video files and audio files for smooth playback on devices and media players. The video download feature supports over 1,000 websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 5.0.0 is available for download and purchase at the Cisdem website. You can get a lifetime license with $39.99 and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A demo is available for download.

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06:31
Famed Apple analyst predicts that only 20% of 5G...

The absence of 5G support for the iPhone 11 series was a wise move on Apple's part instead of rushing 5G without mmWave technology which is the true heart and soul of 5G. Now Apple fans are looking forward to the first 5G iPhones later this year. Famed Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now predicts that only 20% of iPhones in 2020 will ship with millimeter wave antennas.

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06:30
Apple Celebrating Chinese New Year With Heartwarming...

Apple has shared a heartwarming short film about three generations of Chinese women coming together for the Chinese New Year. The video, starring leading Chinese actress Zhou Xun, was shot on the iPhone 11 Pro.

Prominently featured on Apple's website in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the short film was directed by Academy Award nominee Theodore Melfi, with cinematography by Golden Globe Award nominee Lawrence Sher.

Apple has also shared a Chinese New Year gift guide on its website in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Likewise, Apple Stores are celebrating the Chinese New Year with a series of special "Today at Apple" sessions called "Modern Traditions" through February 8 in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. "Breathe new life into local traditions through photography and more in fun hands-on sessions for the...

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06:25
Trackforce Valiant acquires Silvertrac Software

Trackforce Valiant (www.trackforce.com) has acquired Silvertrac Software (www.silvertracsoftware.com). Silvertrac, security guard management software, joins forces with the recent acquisition of Valiant Solutions by Trackforce to expand its portfolio in the security guard market. 

Trackforce Valiant has over 2,500 customers, 300,000 users and 30,000 customer sites in 45 countries. It provides an all-in-one solution to automate security workforce management. It has a wide range of tools, including visitor management and command center (GSOC) as well as scheduling, payroll and billing management.

“Our acquisition of Silvertrac follows Trackforce Valiant’s strategy of providing guard firms of all sizes with a purpose-built solution to run their business,” states George Wright, Trackforce Valiant CEO. “We are very excited about the security guard industry and the opportunity to offer...

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06:25
Trackforce Valiant acquires Silvertrac Software

Trackforce Valiant (www.trackforce.com) has acquired Silvertrac Software (www.silvertracsoftware.com). Silvertrac, security guard management software, joins forces with the recent acquisition of Valiant Solutions by Trackforce to expand its portfolio in the security guard market. 

Trackforce Valiant has over 2,500 customers, 300,000 users and 30,000 customer sites in 45 countries. It provides an all-in-one solution to automate security workforce management. It has a wide range of tools, including visitor management and command center (GSOC) as well as scheduling, payroll and billing management.

“Our acquisition of Silvertrac follows Trackforce Valiant’s strategy of providing guard firms of all sizes with a purpose-built solution to run their business,” states George Wright, Trackforce Valiant CEO. “We are very excited about the security guard industry and the opportunity to offer...

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06:25
Trackforce Valiant acquires Silvertrac Software

Trackforce Valiant (www.trackforce.com) has acquired Silvertrac Software (www.silvertracsoftware.com). Silvertrac, security guard management software, joins forces with the recent acquisition of Valiant Solutions by Trackforce to expand its portfolio in the security guard market. 

Trackforce Valiant has over 2,500 customers, 300,000 users and 30,000 customer sites in 45 countries. It provides an all-in-one solution to automate security workforce management. It has a wide range of tools, including visitor management and command center (GSOC) as well as scheduling, payroll and billing management.

“Our acquisition of Silvertrac follows Trackforce Valiant’s strategy of providing guard firms of all sizes with a purpose-built solution to run their business,” states George Wright, Trackforce Valiant CEO. “We are very excited about the security guard industry and the opportunity to offer...

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06:25
Trackforce Valiant acquires Silvertrac Software

Trackforce Valiant (www.trackforce.com) has acquired Silvertrac Software (www.silvertracsoftware.com). Silvertrac, security guard management software, joins forces with the recent acquisition of Valiant Solutions by Trackforce to expand its portfolio in the security guard market. 

Trackforce Valiant has over 2,500 customers, 300,000 users and 30,000 customer sites in 45 countries. It provides an all-in-one solution to automate security workforce management. It has a wide range of tools, including visitor management and command center (GSOC) as well as scheduling, payroll and billing management.

“Our acquisition of Silvertrac follows Trackforce Valiant’s strategy of providing guard firms of all sizes with a purpose-built solution to run their business,” states George Wright, Trackforce Valiant CEO. “We are very excited about the security guard industry and the opportunity to offer...

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06:17
Skim 1.5.6 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.5.6:
New Features:

  • Choose favorite colors from contextual menu
  • Add search history to PDF search field

Bugs Fixed:

  • Setting interior or text colors of notes
  • Opening documents with a large number of pages
  • Some Japanese terms
  • Some Chinese terms
  • Services from the PDF

Improved:

  • Dark mode colors for PDF scroll bars



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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06:11
Welsh song recorded in 1981 currently tops the...

The iTunes UK song chart is currently topped by a rather unlikely track: a song by a Welsh folk band which was recorded in 1981 and released in 1983…

more…

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06:09
OnePlus talks about the 120Hz display for its next...

OnePlus is starting to dribble out details for its next phones, and it's starting with the feature you probably care about the most: the screen. The company's upcoming, Samsung-made 120Hz Fluid Display (not pictured) is faster than the 90Hz of the 7...

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06:04
Back to the Mac 015: My Mac Pro upgrades – 24TB SSD...

As I alluded to in my initial Mac Pro top features overview, I don’t need a Mac Pro to get my day-to-day work done, but the benefit I receive from its expandability makes it a very appealing machine for me.

In this latest episode of Back to the Mac I discuss why I purchased the Mac Pro, my Mac Pro setup, how I currently use it, and talk about some of the upgrades: a 24TB SSD and 384GB of RAM. Watch the full video for the details. more…

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06:00
Review: AirSnap Pro is a great accessory for AirPods...

Twelve South's AirSnap Pro is the company’s newest addition to its AirSnap line of protective cases. It's designed and tailored to fit the AirPods Pro (see my review of the AirPods Pro here).

Since the Apple earbuds are built for, among other things, on-the-go use, the AirSnap Pro is a great accessory that not only stores and protects the earbuds, but also their Wireless Charging Case.

Made of full-grain leather with a metal snap closure, the AirSnap Pro looks great and keeps your AirPods Pro and case with easy reach. What’s more, a removable S-clip lets you attach the case to a belt loop (which I do), purse, keys, or gym pass. The included nylon wrist strap makes it easy to...

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06:00
Ensure Your Family's Safety With A Lifetime...

Find My Friends and Find My iPhone are great tools if everyone in your family is an iPhone fan, but what if some of the family members use Android? GeoZilla is a safety app that works on both iOS and Android, and is used by over 4 million happy people worldwide. Our deal? Get a lifetime subscription to GeoZilla for $29 (usual price is $300!).

GeoZilla is a safety app with a mission to offer peace of mind to families worldwide. This smart app helps you keep loved ones safe, knowing where they are and coming to their rescue if they need you. It features smart location sharing, emergency alerts, and monitoring. With over...

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05:57
Most websites don't follow European cookie...

Websites that operate in Europe are supposed to follow GDPR rules that let consumers to opt out of cookie-type tracking. However, most are making it "substantially more difficult" to reject all tracking than to accept it, according to a new study cal...

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05:33
Investors worried about over-exposure to AAPL and...

Some investors are worried about over-exposure to AAPL and three other tech stocks – Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon – leaving them vulnerable to any sudden reversal in market sentiment…

more…

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05:23
'The Morning Show' Actor Billy Crudup Wins...

Billy Crudup has won a 2020 Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Cory Ellison in the Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show." The full list of winners is available here.

This represents the first major award won by Apple TV+. "The Morning Show" was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series last month, while stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series, but competitors won in both categories.

"The Morning Show" was widely panned by critics upon the launch of Apple TV+, but they were only provided with the first three episodes to watch. The series has a strong audience score of 94 percent...

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05:23
Google's Project Zero has posted a 3-Part...

An iMessage vulnerability that was revealed in depth in a Project Zero report late last week was given to Apple months ago and has already been patched. Hackers and coders however may be interested what the vulnerability was all about.

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05:22
Upcoming 5G 'iPhone 12' expected to...




Ming-Chi Kuo has released a note to investors suggesting that the 2020 5G "iPhone 12" will support the entire 5G spectrum, including mmWave, despite what other analysts have said.

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05:04
First iPod went from conception to shipping product...




Apple's development of the world-changing iPod was extremely rapid, details from former Apple SVP Tony Fadell reveal, with the claim Apple took less than ten months from first being contacted by Apple and the company shipping its first units to customers.

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05:00
Seven things to know before developing an iOS app

By Blue Label Labs

Are you planning on developing an iOS app? If so, it’s important to understand certain fundamentals before getting started. Knowing the basics of iOS app development is key to your success.

Don’t worry if you lack experience in this area. The following points will help you plan your app development project thoroughly and effectively.

Know the Value It Will Offer

iOS apps consistently outperform Android apps in regards to customer spending. Developing an app for this platform will theoretically help you reach an audience willing to spend money on it.

That said, your app won’t succeed if it doesn’t provide...

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04:51
Alarming test shows US carriers fail to protect you...

An alarming test carried out by Princeton shows that the five largest US carriers fail to properly protect their customers against co-called SIM-swap attacks.

They were able to persuade the carriers to assign phone numbers to new SIMs without successfully answering any of the standard security questions. Once a phone number has been reassigned to a SIM in the possession of an attacker, they can reset passwords even on accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA) …

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04:39
The Morning After: Let the Samsung Galaxy S20 leaks...

Hey, good morning!

As the team recovers from a hard week in Vegas (we were there to work, you know), the year begins in earnest. Cast your eyes a little further than early January, and there's a lot to look forward to in 2020.

This year, we'll see...

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04:18
Kuo: This year’s iPhones will support faster mmWave...

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that this year’s iPhones will support ‘true’ 5G, aka mmWave 5G, despite an earlier analyst report.

A report last week from analysts at Susquehanna claimed that this year’s iPhones would only support sub-6GHz 5G. This does typically offer somewhat faster speeds than LTE, and significantly lower latency, but doesn’t match the far higher speeds offered by mmWave 5G …

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04:12
The First Batch or Apple's Faster 5nm A14...

According to new media reports from Taiwan, TSMC's 5nm process has recently made a major breakthrough, and the trial yield has exceeded 80% for Apple's A14 processor for Q4 2020 iPhones.

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03:43
Billy Crudup earns Apple TV+ first award win for...




Billy Crudup has been named best supporting actor at the Critics Choice Awards for his role in "The Morning Show" on Apple TV+, winning the service its first award.

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03:21
Last night Apple TV+ Star Billy Crudup won for Best...

Last night The Critics Choice Association announced the winners of the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Billy Crudup was awarded Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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03:15
U.S. government warns against vulnerability found in...

Less than two weeks into 2020, and the first critical security flaw in a web browser has surfaced.

The issue is found in Mozilla’s Firefox web browser, and the Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning users about it.

The good news is that the issue has already been patched, and snagging the new Firefox 72.0.1 version resolves the issue. The bad news is that the issue has been exploited in the wild. As Mozilla explains it, “Incorrect alias information in IonMonkey JIT compiler for setting array elements could lead to a type confusion.” In short, this means that outside parties could exploit the Javascript code to hack a computer, thereby installing malicious code outside of Firefox. Mozilla has stated that the company is “aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw,” but has not provided any information about how widespread the attacks are.

The Department of Homeland Security echoed the warning and urged users to...

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03:15
How to switch the language and region used by your...

Some of us speak more than one language, and we may at different times prefer one over the other on the Mac. In some cases, we might also have licensed software that only works when the app or macOS is set to a particular language or keyboard.

Apple lets you perform a global or app-specific language change, which is quite handy. (Having a problem with the language selected with macOS Recovery? See this column from last year.)

To change your language for macOS, you start with the Language & Region preference pane. If you don’t see it in System Preferences—it didn’t show up for me in macOS Catalina—choose it from the View menu with System Preferences open.

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03:11
Analyst: four 5G-enabled iPhones coming the second...

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reiterates that he expects four 5G-enabled iPhones to launch in the second half of the year. And he thinks there will be models with both sub-6GHz and mmWave support, depending on the region.

The analyst expects iPhone models with mmWave will be available in five markets, including the U.S., Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom. Kue says that Apple may disable 5G functionality in countries that do not offer 5G service or have a shallow 5G penetration rate to reduce production costs. 

A Jan. 6 report from Susquehanna analyst Mehdi Hosseini said Apple will have two 5G iPhone launches this year: sub-6GHz models in September, and the mmWave launch in...

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03:10
'Westworld' season 3 premieres March 15th

Westworld's third season will hit HBO and HBO Go on March 15th, according to a tweet from the show's official Twitter account. HBO also released a new trailer that predicts several dystopic decades for humanity around the subject of "divergence." It...

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03:00
Apple begins collecting Red Cross donations via the...

Apple has begun a campaign through its App Store in collaboration with the Red Cross allowing users to donate to relief efforts for the fires in Australia.

The company has foregone its usual 30 percent App Store tax, and is channeling 100 percent of the proceeds to the Red Cross. Customers can donate US$5-US$200 to the charity effort using their select payment method.

You can donate via the iTunes Store link in the iTunes Store as well as a link on apple.com, as linked below.

Via The Mac Observer, the iTunes Store, and Apple.com

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03:00
Please, Android phone makers, just give us better...

2020 has barely begun and we already have out first camera gimmick of the year. Please make it stop.

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03:00
Nexx Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller NXG-200...

This garage door controller Wi-Fi retrofit kit has some advanced features, but that might not be enough to justify its high price tag.

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03:00
AIAIAI TMA-2 modular headphone review: You'll...

This customizable, modular headphone sounds good, but has some quirks that mar its overall appeal.

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02:52
Ex-Apple SVP Tony Fadell says the original iPod was...

In a story shared by the CEO of Stripe, Patrick Collison, Tony Fadell describes the timeline of the original iPod. Fadell says he joined Apple in late January to run the iPod project but that when he joined, the iPod wasn’t an iPod — Apple wanted to make a hard-drive based MP3 player but that was essentially it. “No team, prototype, designs, nothing”.

Incredibly, the product was completed before the end of the year. Fadell’s pitched a design prototype to Jobs in March, the team found manufacturing partners in April, and Apple started shipping the first devices to customers in November.

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02:20
ABI Research: 2020 will see Wi-Fi 6 chipsets double

By the end of 2020, Wi-Fi 6 chipset shipments will more than triple versus 2019 shipments, growing to nearly 383 million units, states global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

In its whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020, ABI Research’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and 19 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, look less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. 

“After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by many challenges, both integral to technology markets and derived from global market dynamics, 2020 looks set to be equally challenging,” says Stuart Carlaw, chief research officer at ABI Research.

“In 2020, Wi-...

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02:20
ABI Research: 2020 will see Wi-Fi 6 chipsets double

By the end of 2020, Wi-Fi 6 chipset shipments will more than triple versus 2019 shipments, growing to nearly 383 million units, states global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

In its whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020, ABI Research’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and 19 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, look less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. 

“After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by many challenges, both integral to technology markets and derived from global market dynamics, 2020 looks set to be equally challenging,” says Stuart Carlaw, chief research officer at ABI Research.

“In 2020, Wi-...

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02:20
ABI Research: 2020 will see Wi-Fi 6 chipsets double

By the end of 2020, Wi-Fi 6 chipset shipments will more than triple versus 2019 shipments, growing to nearly 383 million units, states global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

In its whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020, ABI Research’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and 19 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, look less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. 

“After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by many challenges, both integral to technology markets and derived from global market dynamics, 2020 looks set to be equally challenging,” says Stuart Carlaw, chief research officer at ABI Research.

“In 2020, Wi-...

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02:20
ABI Research: 2020 will see Wi-Fi 6 chipsets double

By the end of 2020, Wi-Fi 6 chipset shipments will more than triple versus 2019 shipments, growing to nearly 383 million units, states global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

In its whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020, ABI Research’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and 19 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, look less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. 

“After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by many challenges, both integral to technology markets and derived from global market dynamics, 2020 looks set to be equally challenging,” says Stuart Carlaw, chief research officer at ABI Research.

“In 2020, Wi-...

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01:51
Mazda purposely limited its new EV to feel more like...

Mazda not only limited the range of its first EV, the MX-30, it also took some of the fun out of it on purpose, too. The automaker said it tuned the electric motor's torque to feel less like an EV and more like a gasoline-powered car, according to Au...

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00:27
How to replace your iPhone’s dying battery — and...

Modern lithium ion batteries are brilliant. They’re energy-dense, charge quickly, and rarely explode. However, they’re not perfect by a long shot. Unfortunately, modern smartphones such as the latest iPhones don’t have everlasting batteries. So if your iPhone battery has given up the ghost, is it worth the hassle and expense of replacing it and getting a new one installed?

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00:06
Tor Browser 9.0.4 - Anonymize Web browsing and more.

The Tor Browser Bundle is an easy-to-use portable package of Tor, Vidalia, Torbutton, and a Firefox fork preconfigured to work together out of the box. It contains a modified copy of Firefox that aims to resolve the privacy and security issues in mainline version.

Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a third-generation onion-routing project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Today, it is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law-enforcement officers, activists, and many others.



Version 9.0.4:

All Platforms

  • Update Firefox to 68.4.1esr



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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Sunday January 12

23:52
iFinance 4.5.20 - Comprehensively manage your...

iFinance allows you to keep track of your income and spending -- from your lunchbreak coffee to your new car -- in the most convenient and fastest way. Clearly arranged transaction lists of all your financial resources from your debit account to your credit card and cash show you exactly what you spend your money on - the first and most crucial step in getting your finances on-track. iFinance lets you know how your assets perform. Have it analyze your finances and the available charts and reports will show you instantly what your biggest spending items are and where there's potential for savings. The convenient budget feature helps you review your financial goals. How much money can you spend today if you want to stay within your budget? How much more income is needed to achieve your monthly goal?

It supports several different banking file formats, such as CSV, QIF, OFX, and mt940. Import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account...

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23:38
Boom 3D 1.3.3 - $19.99

Boom 3D is a revolutionary app with 3D Surround Sound and phenomenally rich and intense audio that is realistic and works on any headphones.

Features

  • 3D surround sound
  • Built-in audio player
  • Intensity control
  • Stunning interface
  • Equalizer presets
  • Apps volume controller



Version 1.3.3:

  • iTunes Music is now accessible within Boom.
  • No Boom effect on systemwide audio in Catalina has been fixed. Please reinstall the audio component.

Known Defect:

Boom 3D should be quit and relaunched to get Boom effect when AirPods are connected in Catalina.



  • OS X 10.10.3 or later



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23:38
iPhone disassembly efforts detailed in new report

In 2018, Apple created Daisy, an iPhone disassembly robot that could reclaim valuable components. The Cupertino-based company has mentioned that they were working to stop mining and use recycled materials for new devices.

Today, Lisa Jackson, social, policy and environmental VP of Apple offers an insight on Apple’s efforts. Jackson mentioned that in stripping materials from the iPhone instead of other Apple products, Daisy makes a huge difference.

Reuters reports that Apple has considered sharing the technology to other industries and companies, which emphasizes the company’s drive for recyclability and sustainability. Apple is currently finding ways to stop mining for minerals and become fully able to make new products using...

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23:37
Buy these true wireless earbuds for just $16

Recently lost an AirPods and don’t want to spend big bucks for a replacement yet? These $16 wireless earbuds should serve your budget well while waiting for the next paycheck. Today, the Wireless Earbuds TWS Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones are down to just $15.75 from its original price of $34.99 on Amazon. Add the code ‘556KVQCL‘ at checkout to see the price reduction before clicking ‘Buy Now’.

Wireless Earbuds

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23:36
New ‘Shot on iPhone’ celebrates Chinese New Year

Apple has shared a new ‘Shot on iPhone’ video that highlights Chinese New Year. The film, entitled ‘Daughter’ is 8 minutes long.

‘Daughter’ stars Zhou Xun, with Theodore Melfi as the director. As the series suggests, the whole video was captured using an iPhone 11 Pro. Theodore Melfi is the director of the 2017 Oscars Best Picture nominated film. It’s a story about three generations of Chinese women who gather on Chinese New Year.

Aside from the ‘Shot on iPhone’ film Apple has also released a ‘behind the scenes’ video, which details how Melfi and his crew were able to get the shots using an iPhone 11 Pro. It’s three and a half minutes long and showcases the angles and equipment used to make the story.

A week before, Apple has launched a ‘Shot on iPhone’ contest that encourages iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 owners to send in their...

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23:35
San Francisco e-biker saved by Apple Watch fall...

San Francisco-based designer William Bout has been saved by his Apple Watch’s fall detection feature. This week, Bout recalled how he was hit by a car while he was on his way to work. The sudden movement caused the Apple Watch to dial emergency services, and therefore save Bout from further harm and injuries.

Fall Detection in Apple Watch must be manually activated for those who are under 65 years of age via the Watch app. The feature activates when a sudden fall happens, and automatically...

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23:33
Amadeus Pro 2.7 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

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

Features:

  • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
  • Multitrack editing an recording.
  • Batch processing and conversion.
  • Sound denoising and repairing.
  • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
  • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
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20:11
Kuo: All 5G iPhones on Track to Launch in Fall 2020...

Last month, reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he expected four 5G-enabled iPhones to launch in the second half of 2020, including models with both sub-6GHz and mmWave support depending on the region.

Kuo said iPhone models with mmWave would be available in five markets, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom, adding that Apple may disable 5G functionality in countries that do not offer 5G service or have a shallow 5G penetration rate to reduce production costs.

Kuo has now doubled down on his prediction. In a follow-up research note today, viewed by MacRumors, he said Apple is still on track to release both sub-6GHz and sub-6GHz-plus-mmWave iPhone models simultaneously in the second half of 2020, with shipments beginning in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter.

Last week, analyst Mehdi Hosseini had...

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18:02
∞ The iPod timeline from 1st phone call to shipping...

I saw this on Twitter and it blew my mind.

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17:48
Study finds five major US carriers vulnerable to SIM...

A Princeton study (PDF) has discovered that five US prepaid carriers use authentication techniques that are vulnerable to SIM-swapping tactics. The researchers signed up for 10 prepaid accounts each on AT&T, T-Mobile, Tracfone, US Mobile and Veri...

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17:38
Apple TV+ takes home its first awards win, as Billy...

No argument here. Crudup was a scene-stealing delight.

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Apple TV+ takes home its first awards win, as Billy...

Apple TV+ has scooped its first major awards win tonight. Billy Crudup won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Critics Choice Award, for his performance as Cory Ellison in The Morning Show.

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16:34
'Star Trek: Picard' has already been...

CBS clearly has a lot of confidence in Star Trek: Picard. The broadcaster has already renewed the sci-fi series for a second season, suggesting that it expects a hit when the show premieres on January 23rd. There's no mention of when that season will...

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15:50
Apple's Stock Rose 86% in 2019 -- Partly...

"Shares of Apple gained 86.2% in 2019, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence," reports the Motley Fool:

The tech stock's share price tracked relatively closely with momentum for the broader market for much of the year and then dramatically outperformed from September through December thanks to strong performance for its wearables products.

iPhone Sales were down from 2018, but they still came in ahead of expectations, and the company's business was lifted by strong performance for its wearables segment... Growth for Apple's services segment (which includes revenue generated from the company's mobile app store and subscription-based offerings like Apple Music) also slowed in the year. However, explosive growth for AirPods, promising momentum for the Apple Watch, and the promise of a bigger tech and feature leap for the iPhone line in 2020 powered a great year for Apple stock. Toni Sacconaghi, an analyst at Bernstein Research, estimates that AirPod...

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15:40
Microsoft Wins a Patent for an Environmentally...

Apple is the top technology company that's dedicated to working on environmental issues, using recycled materials in products like the iPhone and MacBooks, using robots to dismantle iPhones for scrap metals, setting up solar farms and will be the first tech company to use carbon-free aluminum.
Apparently Microsoft is thinking of joining this trend in Silicon Valley. A granted patent issued to Microsoft in late December 2019 covers their work on an apparatus for promoting marine life.

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15:19
Samsung Galaxy S20+ leak appears to confirm its name...

You might not have to rely on renders or other hard-to-verify reports to know what Samsung's next Galaxy S phone will look like -- you may be staring at it. XDA-Developers has obtained pictures of what it says is the Galaxy S20+ 5G. The boot screen...

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14:05
Canon's Robotic Camera System controls multiple...

Pro photographers who need to control multiple cameras at once just got a useful tool -- if they have the right camera. Canon has introduced a CR-S700R Robotic Camera system that lets you remotely steer multiple DSLRs from a PC. You can only use it...

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12:48
SpaceX plans to test Crew Dragon's launch...

SpaceX is edging closer to putting humans aboard Crew Dragon. The private spaceflight firm is planning to test the capsule's launch escape system on January 18th through an in-flight demonstration. The dry run will check that the spacecraft can car...

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12:18
What is iPhone throttling and why does it happen?

When your iPhone was still shiny and new its speed seemed unreal. Now, just a few years later it feels sluggish and unpleasant to use. Is this just your imagination? Maybe, but you also may be experiencing iPhone throttling.

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12:00
macOS Catalina: How to use the new Find My app for...

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macOS Catalina introduces a brand new app from Apple called Find My. The app is the Mac version of two apps that started on the iPhone and iPad: Find My iPhone and Find My Friends.

Starting with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple merged the two location sharing apps into Find My. The new Find My app works on macOS Catalina for location sharing and device tracking without iCloud.com.

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11:30
How to add more storage space to an iPad

Modern iPads have plenty of storage space for most people, but if you buy a smaller model now, can you add iPad storage later? The short answer is “no,” but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the story. There are some ways you can extend the practical storage space you have to work with on your iPad — here’s how.

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11:30
The best USB microphone

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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 guide to USB micr...

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10:30
Tesla cars will soon talk to pedestrians

If you're a Tesla owner, you might not have to open a window to let your intentions be known to passers-by. Elon Musk has teased plans to let Tesla cars "talk" to pedestrians through external speakers (presumably the ones added to comply with sound r...

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10:03
Six ways to 'win' at CES

With more than 4,000 exhibitors, if you want attention at CES 2020, you've got to work for it. Or at least give the herds of media, analysts and attendees something for paying a visit. This year, it was an unusual mix of approaches that won the crowd...

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10:02
Apple trims estimated payments for iPhone trade-ins




Apple has updated its trade-in program webpage with new estimated payment values for a customer's iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and other products, a change indicating consumers will receive less for their trade-ins now than one week ago.

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09:01
Weber Connect will be a useful tool for grillers of...

If you haven't been keeping up with the latest in backyard barbecue news, Weber is tackling smart and connected grilling in a big way this year. The company announced its WiFi-enabled SmokeFire pellet grills back in November, which will be avai...

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08:30
After Math: All the stuff that happened while we...

Oh man, what a week it's been. Over the course of seven days (and nearly 80,000 steps by this reporter alone), the Engadget staff descended upon CES 2020 to bring you the biggest, best, weirdest and wildest trends in consumer electronics. But the res...

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07:56
This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF...

One of the biggest limitations of Apple Card is its inability to integrate with budgeting services like Mint and YNAB. Apple does, however, offer the ability to download your transaction history as a PDF. An independent developer has now designed a tool that builds on Apple Card’s PDF export feature for more detailed budgeting.

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07:10
This week’s top stories: Best of CES 2020, ‘iPhone 9...

In this week’s top stories: CES 2020 brings HomeKit, AirPlay 2, and more, Apple’s Breathe app on Apple Watch, a new “Shot on iPhone” competition, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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06:19
Apple was sued this week for Patent Infringement by...

One of the most interesting patent infringement cases in some time was officially filed on Thursday by Masimo and Cercacor. The companies claim that Apple has infringed on 10 of their patents in this 15 count case. It's a dramatic case where Apple met with Masimo, was interested in a deal to incorporate their advanced technology associated with what became the PPG sensors on the backside of the Apple Watch. Then Apple took a dramatic twist ...

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06:00
Comment: My 2020 Apple wishlist focuses on iPadOS,...

Last week, I took a look at my 2020 iCloud wishlist. I got several kind words from readers with other things they wanted to see, so I am back this week with another wishlist. This week, it’s my 2020 Apple wishlist across the rest of its software and hardware. Apple was firing on all cylinders in 2019, so I am hoping that 2020 is another excellent year. From new hardware, iOS 14, to the continued expansion of iPadOS, here’s what I am hoping to see from Apple this year. more…

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05:45
Samsung will launch its rugged XCover Pro worldwide

No, you won't have to go to Finland just to get Samsung's latest rugged phone. The tech giant has confirmed that the XCover Pro will be available around the world. It'll also be available in some markets as an Enterprise Edition with both two years o...

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03:03
Apple advances their Presence Detection Invention to...

Going back as far as 2009 Patently Apple covered a patent report about Apple working on Presence Detection technology that could turn on or wake-up future MacBooks, iMacs, TV, appliances and more without the need of a user touching a key or using a password. It's been a long stretch since 2009 but a patent application from Apple on this same subject matter was made public last week by the U.S. Patent Office that modernizes their invention.

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Instagram's Boomerang adds much-needed editing...

The rumors of Instagram spicing up Boomerang turned out to be true. It just introduced a host of creative tools, including an (arguably overdue) trimming feature. Much like the trim tool in your phone's video editor, you can decide just where the a...

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20:59
ExpanDrive 7.4.7 - Access cloud storage just like a...

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

ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
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20:22
Misconduct documentary dropped by Oprah and Apple TV+

A documentary that shows sexual misconduct within the music industry will no longer move forward due to Oprah exciting as the project’s executive producer. This means that the content will not appear on Apple TV+.

Oprah made a statement to the Hollywood Reporter and says that she fully supports women and that Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick are talented filmmakers, but their desire to premier it at the Sundance Film Festival before the film’s completion is reason to step down. Oprah also pledges to help sexual harassment and abuse victims via an organization named ‘Time’s Up.

The documentary appeared on the map in December of 2019 when Oprah signed as executive producer. It explores allegations made by a former music executive who claims she had been...

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20:20
Apple replacement program for iPhone XR, XS Max, and...

Today, Apple has posted a battery replacement program for its iPhone XR, XS Max, and XS Smart Battery Cases. In the program, Apple has outlined that some may have charging issues such as ones that provide intermittent or non-charges, and intermittent or non-charges while plugged in.

Since its launch, consumers have reported complaints about the smart battery case not charging. The Cupertino-based company has mentioned that battery cases made between dates January to October 2019 are eligible for the replacement program.

Furthermore, Apple says that it’s not a safety issue and affected users can go to an Apple...

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20:09
Get Acer’s 24-inch curved gaming monitor for just $...

The Acer ED242QR 23.6 inch Curved Gaming Monitor, usually priced at $200 is now down to just $141.99 on Amazon. If you like curved displays and their ability to see all the action or content in your monitor, this is the one to get.

The curved monitor from Acer touts a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 for crystal-clear views. Since it’s a gaming monitor, you get features such as a blistering 144Hz refresh rate, an impressive 4ms response time and the vaunted AMD FreeSync technology.

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