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Thursday October 10

23:08
Apple reportedly aims to integrate own 5G modem in...




Apple has reportedly set an aggressive 2022 deadline to develop an in-house cellular modem for use in iPhone and iPad, a project that could lead to baseband module integration in the company's system-on-chip designs by 2023.

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23:06
Apple Acquires Rights on ‘A Christmas Carol’

Apple has recently inked a deal for ‘A Christmas Carol’, a musical that features Hollywood stars Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. The Cupertino-based firm won the bidding war for the…

The post Apple Acquires Rights on ‘A Christmas Carol’ appeared first on iLounge.

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23:05
macOS Catalina iCloud Folder Sharing Feature Moved...

Apple has announced on its official website that the new iCloud Folder Sharing for the macOS Catalina will be delayed until spring of 2020. The feature will allow users to…

The post macOS Catalina iCloud Folder Sharing Feature Moved to Spring 2020 appeared first on iLounge.

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22:07
Pixelbook Go leak reveals its ribbed back, full specs

A month after exposing Google's next laptop as the Pixelbook Go, 9to5Google has extensive pictures and even a hands-on video with the device. The pictures show off a prototype laptop -- held by a person wearing the "Jacquard by Google" Levi's jacket...

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20:59
VOX 3.3.13 - Music player that supports many...

VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
    • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
    • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
    • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
    • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
  • Rule your music with ease:
    • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
    • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from...
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20:59
OmniGraffle 7.11.4 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

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



Version 7.11.4:

  • Sidebar - Fixed a bug that allowed the last remaining canvas in a document to be deleted.



  • macOS 10.13.2 or later



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20:59
OmniGraffle Pro 7.11.4 - Create diagrams, flow...

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

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



Version 7.11.4:

  • Sidebar - Fixed a bug that allowed the last remaining canvas in a document to be deleted.


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20:42
YouTube creators will chat with famous authors in...

YouTube will debut a new "book club" series on October 17th as a follow to its successful Michelle Obama special, which garnered over over 1.5 million views since March. The show is aptly called BookTube, and like the former first lady's special wher...

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19:29
Twitter's Catalyst-powered Mac app is here

Now that macOS Catalina is available, developers can use Apple's Mac Catalyst tech to deliver versions of their iPad apps for use on the desktop, and one of the most anticipated releases has been the desktop Twitter app. Originally announced this sum...

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18:44
Twitter for Mac Now Available From Mac App Store

When Apple announced macOS Catalina at the Worldwide Developers Conference and unveiled its new Catalyst feature that would allow iPad apps to be easily ported over to the Mac, Twitter was one of the upcoming apps shown off.

‌macOS Catalina‌ launched on Monday, and as of today, the Twitter for Mac app is now available. ‌macOS Catalina‌ is required to download and use the new app, as it is built using Catalina technologies.

Twitter discontinued its prior Twitter for Mac client more than a year ago, which wasn't a popular decision with Twitter users. At the time, Twitter said that it was ending support for the app to focus on a Twitter experience consistent across platforms, and recommended Mac users use Twitter on the web.

Because Apple's Catalyst...

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18:39
Donald Trump is the newest Twitch streamer

The 2020 presidential campaigns are well under way, and Donald Trump has added another internet outlet to reach voters: Twitch. The campaign's first verified stream went live tonight from a rally in Minneapolis, as Trump followed Bernie Sanders' camp...

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18:33
Twitter returns to the Mac with new Catalyst app now...

macOS Catalina was released to the public earlier this week, making it easier for developers to port their iPad apps to the Mac. Twitter is joining the club today with a new Catalyst version of its iPad app that’s now available on the Mac App Store.

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18:33
Twitter returns to the Mac with new Catalyst app now...

macOS Catalina was released to the public earlier this week, making it easier for developers to port their iPad apps to the Mac. Twitter is joining the club today with a new Catalyst version of its iPad app that’s now available on the Mac App Store.

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17:50
The Dune Pro PC case aims to bring the new Mac Pro’s...

Apple’s all-new Mac Pro is slated to be released sometime this fall, but a new Kickstarter product aims to bring the Mac Pro design to the masses. PC casemaker Dune has introduced a new Dune Pro PC case that bares a striking resemblance to the new Mac Pro.

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17:33
SpaceX Crew Dragon could fly astronauts to the ISS...

As expected, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stopped by SpaceX HQ in California and then did a bit of Q&A with the media while standing next to Elon Musk and two astronauts. You can watch video of the entire session below as it was posted to B...

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17:31
Apple's Lisa Jackson explains successes,...




Apple VP of environmental, social, and policy initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview published Thursday detailed the company's ongoing pursuit of environmentally responsible manufacturing and operations, saying that while Apple is off to a good start, there is much left to achieve.

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16:40
Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install...

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Attackers exploited a zeroday vulnerability in Apple's iTunes and iCloud programs to infect Windows computers with ransomware without triggering antivirus protections, researchers from Morphisec reported on Thursday. Apple patched the vulnerability earlier this week.

The vulnerability resided in the Bonjour component that both iTunes and iCloud for Windows relies on, according to a blog post. The bug is known as an unquoted service path...

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16:09
Lisa Jackson explains how Apple balances innovation...

In a new in-depth interview with The Independent, Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, offers new detail on the company’s renewable energy and other environmental efforts. Jackson explains how Apple works to consider the environmental impact that new innovations might have, across the entire scope of the company.

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15:55
Tim Cook defends decision to remove Hong Kong Maps...

I’ve never said this about a Tim Cook missive but what a load of crap. Apple is between a rock and a hard place on this and, as I said to Jim Dalrymple on last night’s Your Mac Life podcast, it’s a position they’ve put themselves in and I have no sympathy for the company on this issue. They deserve all the flack they are getting – from both sides.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:08
Lyft offers free rides to relief centers during PG...

With the planned power blackouts in California expected to continue for the next several days, Lyft is offering free rides until the end of October 15th to respite centers across parts of northern California. Each center includes restrooms, bottled w...

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14:52
Apple Signs Multi-Year Deal With Director Alfonso...

Film director has Alfonso Cuarón has signed a multi-year deal to develop television projects for the Apple TV+ streaming service, reports Variety.

Cuarón is primarily known for his work on films, and has not done much television, so his partnership with Apple will mark his first major foray into TV. He did previously co-create 2014 NBC drama "Believe," and he directed Mexican anthology series "La Hora Marcada," but other than that he has focused on movies.

Image via The Telegraph

Cuarón directed award-winning films that include "Y Tu Mamá También," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Children of Men," "Gravity," and "Roma."

According...

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14:40
Tim Cook Defends Decision To Remove Hong Kong Maps...

On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's decision to remove a mapping app in Hong Kong, saying that the company received "credible information" from authorities indicating the software was being used "maliciously" to attack police. Bloomberg reports: Apple pulled HKmap.live from its App Store on Wednesday after flip-flopping between rejecting it and approving it earlier this month. Apple made the decision after consulting with local authorities, because it could endanger law enforcement and city residents. Cook echoed that sentiment in an email to Apple employees. "Over the past several days we received credible information, from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau, as well as from users in Hong Kong, that the app was being used maliciously to target individual officers for violence and to victimize individuals and property where no police are present," Cook wrote in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg News. He also said the app...

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14:35
Mac Shipments Down in Q3 2019 Amid Overall Worldwide...

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

During the quarter, Apple shipped an estimated 5.1 million Macs, down from 5.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, marking a 3.7 percent drop in shipments. Apple's marketshare also declined slightly, dropping from 7.9 percent to 7.5 percent.

Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 3Q19 (Thousands of Units)

Apple continues to be the number four PC vendor in the world, ranking below Lenovo, HP, and Dell, but above Acer and Asus. Lenovo was the number one vendor during the quarter, shipping an estimated 16.8 million PCs for 24.7 percent market share.

HP came in second with 15.3 million PCs shipped for...

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14:30
Apple Card Offers a Disaster Relief Program

Those who use the Apple Card and live in an area impacted by a natural disaster are being offered access to a new Apple Card Disaster Relief Program that might be welcome in trying financial times.

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14:20
Watch ESPN's first native 4K game Saturday --...

By now we've seen Ultra HD TV broadcasts of sports and other content, but for the first time ESPN is getting into the game. The network just confirmed that Saturday night's college football matchup between Florida and LSU will be the first one it eve...

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14:05
Apple releases new teaser trailer for Apple TV+ show...




Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron has signed an overall deal to provide Apple with content for its Apple TV+ streaming video service, according to a report on Thursday.

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13:54
How to share Notes app folders on iPhone, iPad, and...

A lesser-known but very useful feature included with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina is improved sharing in the Notes app. Follow along for how to share Notes app folders on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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13:41
Tim Cook defends Apple’s decision to remove Hong...

Less than a day after Apple sparked controversy by removing a Hong Kong protest app, CEO Tim Cook has defended the decision. Apple removed the HKmap.live app after China Daily -- owned by the Communist Party of China -- criticized the company for lis...

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13:37
Apple inks multi-year ‘overall’ deal with Alfonso...

Apple has signed an overall television deal with Alfonso Cuarón, renowned film director, screenwriter, and producer, according to a Variety report. An overall deal means Apple can automatically acquire the rights to anything Cuarón develops over the length of the contract.

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13:34
Tim Cook defends choice to pull Hong Kong police...




A memo has surfaced, showing that Tim Cook supports Apple's choice to remove the controversial police monitoring app, HKMap Live, from the App Store.

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13:01
Mac shipments grow slightly, but Apple's PC...




Apple's market share in the global PC market shrunk slightly in the third quarter of 2019 compared with last year, according to Canalys, despite the company seeing a year-on-year increase in Mac and MacBook shipments.

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13:00
Toyota’s 2021 RAV4 hybrid gets a plug

Thanks to the highly popular Prius, Toyota helped make the hybrid a viable alternative to gas-only vehicles. A few years ago, it added a plug-in version, the Prius Prime to compete with the likes of the Chevy Volt. Now it's adding that option to the...

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13:00
Toyota’s hydrogen fuel-cell Mirai gets a new,...

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles have a tough time out there in the real world. They have all the ecological advantages of an EV and the refueling speed of a gasoline vehicle. But there's that whole infrastructure issue. Without places to refuel, the...

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12:45
Tidal is offering a hefty discount for first...

Like other music streaming services, Tidal was already offering military and student discounts. Now it's launching a "Community Heroes" discount for first responders. In the US, they'll receive 40 percent off the premium and HiFi plans. That makes th...

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12:40
Tim Cook says decision to ban Hong Kong protest app...

In a new memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook is defending Apple’s decision to remove the HKmap.live app from the App Store. Cook says the decision was based on “credible information” from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau and users in Hong Kong.

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12:38
Apple now has 7.6% of the global personal computer...

The Mac saw year-over-year sales increase 1.5% from quarter three of 2018 to quarter three of 2019, according to Canalys. The research group says Apple now has 7.6% of the worldwide market for desktops and laptops (tablets such as the iPad aren’t included in the estimates).

“PC shipments in the United States in Q3 benefitted from tail-end back-to-school season demand and front loading of shipments into the channel ahead of expected disruption from tariffs in the crucial holiday spending period from November to January,” writes Canalys. “Shipments were up 3.0% year-on-year, with Apple and HP growing faster than the market average. HP continued to see a healthy sell-in of Chromebooks, with shipments over the million mark.”

The research group says that the global PC (as in “personal computer,” not just Windows systems) grew 4.7% in the third quarter of 2019 to 70.9 million units. The top...

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12:30
Wirecutter's best deals: Save $25 on an Amazon...

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals here.

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12:20
Writer/director Alfonso Cuarón strikes deal with...

Alfonso Cuarón — writer and director of such films as Roma and Gravity — has signed an overall deal with Apple. Under the terms of the multiple-year pact, he’ll create and develop new television projects exclusively for the upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo courtesy of “The New York Times.”

Cuarón will also maintain his non-exclusive deal with Anonymous Content and will partner with them on select projects while also continuing to produce other projects with different collaborators.

Cuarón's long-time producing partner Gabriela Rodriguez will oversee day-to-day operations at Cuarón's London-based company, Esperanto Filmoj.

The deal could be considered a big win for Apple — especially after Cuarón delivered a hit for Netflix...

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12:20
A worldwide material shortage is delaying cassette...

Just when cassette tapes appeared to be making a comeback, a worldwide shortage of gamma ferric oxide has slowed production. National Audio Company (NAC), the largest cassette tape manufacturer in the US, sent a letter to its customers explaining tha...

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12:10
Canon’s cute-but-tough Ivy Rec camera hits stores...

After a jaunt through the crowdfunding circuit earlier in the year, Canon's clip-on Ivy Rec camera is making its way to retailers. Starting later this month, you'll be able to buy the cute camera for $129.99 in four different colors: blue, green, pin...

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12:06
Roundup: Hands on with the best cases for iPhone 11...




Apple customers picking up the latest iPhone models usually want to protect their purchases as much as possible. We've put together a list of dozens of iPhone 11 Pro cases that offer protection and a wide variety of extra features that you may want to acquire for your new smartphone.

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12:02
Mac shipments see increase in Q3, global market...

Apple will officially release last quarter’s earnings results at the end of this month but analytics firm Canalys is out today with data on PC shipments for Q3. While the entire market saw shipment growth, Apple’s Mac lineup also saw a YoY gain, keeping its market share steady just under 8% of worldwide shipments.

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12:01
Ubisoft is planning animated shows based on ‘Watch...

Ubisoft is no stranger to TV and movies. Its media division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, has created four seasons of Rabbids Invasion thus far, and produced the mediocre adaptation of Assassin's Creed. That's not to mention films like Uwe Boll's Far Cry...

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11:53
Apple posts iOS 13.2, iPad OS 13.2 betas for...

Apple has released developer betas of iOS 13.2 and iPad OS 13.2.

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

The post Apple posts iOS 13.2, iPad OS 13.2 betas for developers appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:53
Apple posts iOS 13.2, iPad OS 13.2 betas for...

Apple has released developer betas of iOS 13.2 and iPad OS 13.2.

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

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11:53
Apple posts iOS 13.2, iPad OS 13.2 betas for...

Apple has released developer betas of iOS 13.2 and iPad OS 13.2.

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

The post Apple posts iOS 13.2, iPad OS 13.2 betas for developers appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:53
Apple posts iOS 13.2, iPad OS 13.2 betas for...

Apple has released developer betas of iOS 13.2 and iPad OS 13.2.

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

The post Apple posts iOS 13.2, iPad OS 13.2 betas for developers appeared first on MacTech.com.

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11:49
Apple approves, then bans, Hong Kong app after...

Enlarge / Hong Kong protestors in August 2019. (credit: Lewis Tse Pui Lung)

Apple has yanked an app called HKmap.live from its app store just days after approving it. The app used crowdsourcing to track the location of protestors and police officers in real time. The app's anonymous author says it's intended to help people in Hong Kong stay safe by avoiding potentially dangerous areas.

Apple's latest move came after China's official state-run newspaper, the People's Daily, criticized the app for aiding anti-government protestors—labeled "rioters" by the...

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11:48
iOS 13.2 beta gives you more control over Siri...

Apple is acting on its promise to offer more Siri privacy controls in the wake of reports that quality control contractors were listening to sensitive info. The second beta of iOS 13.2 adds options to not only opt out of sharing Siri and Dictation a...

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11:33
Everything New in iOS 13.2 Beta 2: Delete Apps From...

The first beta of iOS 13.2 brought a handful of changes like Deep Fusion support, Announce Messages With Siri and HomePod handoff options, but iOS 13.2 beta 2 introduces even more significant changes.

There are new emoji and new Siri privacy settings as we outlined earlier today, but there are also some other smaller changes worth highlighting.

- Rearrange Apps - The "Rearrange Apps" option that pops up when 3D Touching or using a Haptic Touch on an app icon is now "Edit Home Screen."

- Delete...

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11:30
NHL updates its website and apps to deliver more...

ESPN+ may be Disney's powerhouse in the world of sports streaming, but options for sport-specific services are growing as well. Hockey enthusiasts can watch games and get info on their favorite teams and players through the NHL site and app, both of...

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11:25
Siri quality assurance opt-in option & record...




Apple has started to ask users if they wish to take part in the Siri quality assurance program in the latest beta for iOS 13.2, a change in policy following criticism about the iPhone maker using contractors to listen to a selection of Siri audio recordings.

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11:01
Amazon Music now streams tunes to your Apple TV

Spotify isn't the only large music service to launch on Apple TV this week. Amazon Music is now available on Apple's media box in 13 countries, including the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Pair the app through your browser and you can listen to Prime...

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10:54
Amazon Music now available on Apple TV and Apple TV...




Subscribers of Amazon Music are now able to use the music streaming service on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, in a move mirroring how Apple Music is available for listening through the retailer's Fire TV set-top box range.

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10:50
Yamaha's latest EV concepts include two city...

Yamaha clearly wants to make a name for itself in electric two-wheelers. It's coming to the Tokyo Motorshow on October 24th with four brand new EV concepts, three of which are built for intercity jaunts. The centerpieces are the E01 (pictured at l...

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10:44
Apple Patent Reveals Smart Finger Devices that will...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple Patent Reveals Finger Sensory Devices that will Work with a Future Headset and Designed to be Stored Together.” The patent claims of the first patent emphasized the power circuitry along with charging case. In part two, Apple’s second patent focuses more on the use of ultrasonic sensors on the finger device. While headsets like the Oculus uses the large Oculus Touch controllers for their VR headset as shown below, Apple appears to be placing a lot of emphasis on finger device controllers that could provide users with advanced haptics.

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10:42
Logic Pro X 10.4.7

Maintenance release with a focus on accessibility issues. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.5 GB)

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10:39
Apple Adds Option to Delete Siri History and Opt Out...

Today's iOS 13.2 beta introduces a new option that allows iPhone and iPad users to delete their Siri and Dictation history and opt out of sharing audio recordings, features that Apple promised after being called out for its ‌Siri‌ quality evaluation processes.

Earlier this year, it was discovered that Apple hired contractors to listen to a small percentage of anonymized ‌Siri‌ recordings to evaluate ‌Siri‌'s responses with the purpose of improving the assistant's accuracy and reliability.

A report from one of those contractors who spoke to The Guardian said that the employees working on Siri "regularly" heard "confidential details" while listening to the audio recordings. The contractor also criticized Apple for not making it clear to consumers that some of their ‌...

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10:39
Apple Adds Option to Delete Siri History and Opt Out...

Today's iOS 13.2 beta introduces a new option that allows iPhone and iPad users to delete their Siri and Dictation history and opt out of sharing audio recordings, features that Apple promised after being called out for its ‌Siri‌ quality evaluation processes.

Earlier this year, it was discovered that Apple hired contractors to listen to a small percentage of anonymized ‌Siri‌ recordings to evaluate ‌Siri‌'s responses with the purpose of improving the assistant's accuracy and reliability.

A report from one of those contractors who spoke to The Guardian said that the employees working on Siri "regularly" heard "confidential details" while listening to the audio recordings. The contractor also criticized Apple for not making it clear to consumers that some of their ‌...

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10:34
What’s new in iOS 13.2 beta 2? New emoji, Siri...

The second developer beta of iOS 13.2 is now available. In addition to features like Deep Fusion and Announce Messages with Siri, the second developer beta has more in store. Here’s our full roundup of what’s new.

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10:28
Audio Hijack 3.6

Adds compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves the tracking and handling of physical input and output devices. ($49 new, free update, 14.1 MB)

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10:26
Google Maps is getting more detailed spoken walking...

Google is rolling out a Maps update that adds more in-depth spoken walking directions, with the aim of helping vision-impaired people navigate with more ease. The detailed voice guidance feature will inform users when to turn and tell them when they'...

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10:23
iOS 13.2 Beta 2 Brings New Emojis

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 13.2 update, and the beta adds new emoji characters that are part of the Unicode 12 emoji release.

Apple previewed its new emoji earlier this year, and now the new options are set to roll out when iOS 13.2 becomes available. Unicode 12 adds 59 new emoji characters, 75 when gender variations are counted, and 230 when gender variations and skin tones are counted.

Image via Emojipedia

Orangutan, sloth, otter, skunk, and flamingo are the new animals included in the update, while new food items include garlic, onion, waffle, falafel, butter, oyster, beverage box, maté, and ice cube.

New faces, gestures, and poses include yawning face, pinching hand, person kneeling, person standing, and new people holding hands options that are both gender and skin tone inclusive.

Several new...

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10:17
Maine Mall Apple Store expanding to new location on...

Apple’s easternmost store in the United States is moving to a new and expanded space. On October 12 at 10:00 a.m., South Portland, Maine’s Apple Maine Mall will relocate to the former Abercrombie & Fitch location near the mall’s center.

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10:15
The OnePlus 7T Pro is a speedier take on a familiar...

As it's done over the past several years, OnePlus is updating its flagship smartphone partway through the year to add a more powerful processor to the phone. The new OnePlus 7T Pro features Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile chip. Announced...

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10:08
Amazon Music now available on Apple TV

Image via Amazon

Amazon announced today that the new Amazon Music app is available for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD units that are running tvOS 12.0 or later.

Download the Amazon Music app from the Apple TV App Store and you’ll get access to stream millions of songs, thousands of playlists, and a wide variety of stations. Amazon also has global playlists available, including Pop Culture (songs from the current pop music world) and Rap Rotation (hip-hop).

For those who have been using Amazon Music in the past and who load the new app onto an Apple TV, you’ll now be able to browse and search for music from your favorite artists, access any music you’ve purchased or imported into your “My Music” library, and even follow along with scrolling lyrics on your TV screen.

Karolina Jonathsing, director of business development for Amazon Music, said “We believe that listeners should be able to stream music simply and...

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10:05
Amazon Music now works with Apple TV, joining...

Apple users who happen to subscribe to a music streaming service other than Apple Music are having a good week. Just after Spotify gained Siri support and released its Apple TV app, Amazon Music is now available for Apple TV.

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10:03
Apple releases second betas of iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2...




Apple is now on its second set for this round of betas, with new second builds of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 available for testing by developers along with the second tvOS 13.2 beta and watchOS 6.1's third beta.

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10:03
Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2...

Apple today released the second betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.2 updates to developers, a week after seeding the first betas and two weeks after the release of iOS 13.1.

iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.2 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper developer profiles have been installed.

iOS 13.2 introduces Deep Fusion for the cameras in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models. Deep Fusion is a new image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic and the Neural Engine. Deep Fusion takes advantage of machine learning techniques to do pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for...

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09:56
Apple releasing second developer beta of iOS 13.2...

Apple today is releasing the second developer beta of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2. Today’s release comes just over a week after the release of the first iOS 13.2 with Deep Fusion camera technology.

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09:51
Fantastical 2.5.11

Adds support for Reminders and Voice Control in macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.2 MB)

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09:50
Apple releases Apple TV+ 'Truth Be Told'...




Apple has released the trailer to their new true-crime drama "Truth Be Told" to the Apple TV+ YouTube channel.

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09:47
GarageBand 10.3.3

Brings a smattering of improvements to the music creation and audio editor app. (Free, 1 GB)

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09:46
Corsair updates its Void Elite and HS headsets with...

Corsair has just announced updated versions of its Void Elite series of headsets. The entire lineup features new 50mm neodymium drivers, with an expanded frequency range of 20Hz to 30kHz. Corsair also claims it "completely redesigned" the series' omn...

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09:31
Have an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro? Check out these...

If you’re one of the many Apple fans who has updated to the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, you already know what an excellent new smartphone it is. Have you protected your new phone yet? We have three new cases from iPM that not only look great, but add protection and functionality to your phone. The best thing? Since your wallet is probably empty from buying the new phone, all of these cases are on sale for $12.99.

iPM PU Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11 with Kickstand - $12.99

Brand new for 2019, this iPM Leather Protective Wallet Case will protect your iPhone 11 and more! Made of PU leather...

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09:27
Apple Shares New Trailer for Upcoming 'Truth Be...

Apple today shared a new full length trailer for its upcoming series "Truth Be Told" starring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul.

Spencer, known for her former roles in movies like "The Shape of Water" and "Hidden Figures," plays podcaster Poppy Parnell who aims to reopen a murder case that she was involved in solving 18 years earlier, putting Warren Cave, played by Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), behind bars.

Spencer's character is unsure if she made a mistake when she helped put Paul's character (Warren Cave) in prison, and with her podcast, she tries to discover the truth and determine whether Cave was wrongfully convicted.

"Truth Be Told" is based on the novel "Are You Sleeping" by Kathleen Barber, which has been described as a psychological thriller. Sarah Koenig, who created and produced "Serial," a podcast similar to the storyline in "Truth Be Told," consulted on the series.

Other stars in "Truth Be Told" include Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex"), Ron...

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09:23
Dyson ends its electric car project

Dyson is shutting down its electric car project. The company said while its automotive team had created a "fantastic" EV, the car was not "commercially viable." It will continue to work on the solid-state battery tech it developed for the EV, however...

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09:20
ChronoSync and ChronoAgent ready for macOS Catalina

Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) says ChronoSync and ChronoAgent have been updated for macOS Catalina. 

ChronoSync — a sync, backup, and bootable backup app — now recognizes APFS Volume Groups so you can create bootable backups of Catalina. The new version 4.9.5 designed to work on macOS version 10.11 and newer. ChronoSync costs $49.99. 

ChronoAgent 1.9.3, an update of the $14.99 companion app to ChronoSync, allows any Mac to accept direct, secure, high performance connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device to access or transfer data. Demos area available of both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent.

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09:20
ChronoSync and ChronoAgent ready for macOS Catalina

Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) says ChronoSync and ChronoAgent have been updated for macOS Catalina. 

ChronoSync — a sync, backup, and bootable backup app — now recognizes APFS Volume Groups so you can create bootable backups of Catalina. The new version 4.9.5 designed to work on macOS version 10.11 and newer. ChronoSync costs $49.99. 

ChronoAgent 1.9.3, an update of the $14.99 companion app to ChronoSync, allows any Mac to accept direct, secure, high performance connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device to access or transfer data. Demos area available of both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent.

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09:20
ChronoSync and ChronoAgent ready for macOS Catalina

Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) says ChronoSync and ChronoAgent have been updated for macOS Catalina. 

ChronoSync — a sync, backup, and bootable backup app — now recognizes APFS Volume Groups so you can create bootable backups of Catalina. The new version 4.9.5 designed to work on macOS version 10.11 and newer. ChronoSync costs $49.99. 

ChronoAgent 1.9.3, an update of the $14.99 companion app to ChronoSync, allows any Mac to accept direct, secure, high performance connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device to access or transfer data. Demos area available of both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent.

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09:20
ChronoSync and ChronoAgent ready for macOS Catalina

Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) says ChronoSync and ChronoAgent have been updated for macOS Catalina. 

ChronoSync — a sync, backup, and bootable backup app — now recognizes APFS Volume Groups so you can create bootable backups of Catalina. The new version 4.9.5 designed to work on macOS version 10.11 and newer. ChronoSync costs $49.99. 

ChronoAgent 1.9.3, an update of the $14.99 companion app to ChronoSync, allows any Mac to accept direct, secure, high performance connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device to access or transfer data. Demos area available of both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent.

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09:19
iPhone 11 Pro Max cruises past Samsung Galaxy Note...

While the camera system upgrades for the iPhone 11 lineup may get the most attention for this year’s changes, the battery life for the lineup has also been considerably improved. In a new video, YouTuber PhoneBuff has put the iPhone 11 Pro Max up against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ in a battery life test.

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09:14
Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon ready for macOS Catalina

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon (www.pixelmator.com/pro), an update to the Mac image editor. The upgrade adds support for macOS Catalina and the upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Version 1.5 also adds machine-learning powered noise removal powered by Core ML and brings performance improvements. It’s available at The Pixelmator Team website and the Mac App Store.

It requires macOS 10.13 or later and costs $39.99. A demo is available for download.

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09:14
Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon ready for macOS Catalina

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon (www.pixelmator.com/pro), an update to the Mac image editor. The upgrade adds support for macOS Catalina and the upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Version 1.5 also adds machine-learning powered noise removal powered by Core ML and brings performance improvements. It’s available at The Pixelmator Team website and the Mac App Store.

It requires macOS 10.13 or later and costs $39.99. A demo is available for download.

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09:14
Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon ready for macOS Catalina

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon (www.pixelmator.com/pro), an update to the Mac image editor. The upgrade adds support for macOS Catalina and the upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Version 1.5 also adds machine-learning powered noise removal powered by Core ML and brings performance improvements. It’s available at The Pixelmator Team website and the Mac App Store.

It requires macOS 10.13 or later and costs $39.99. A demo is available for download.

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09:14
Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon ready for macOS Catalina

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon (www.pixelmator.com/pro), an update to the Mac image editor. The upgrade adds support for macOS Catalina and the upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Version 1.5 also adds machine-learning powered noise removal powered by Core ML and brings performance improvements. It’s available at The Pixelmator Team website and the Mac App Store.

It requires macOS 10.13 or later and costs $39.99. A demo is available for download.

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09:12
9to5Mac Happy Hour 246: macOS Catalina impressions,...

Benjamin has new info on Apple TV PIP, Zac has more experience with QuickTake on iPhone 11, watchOS 6.1 beta helps Apple Watch Series 5 battery, macOS Catalina lands, and Ming-Chi Kuo has new iPhone SE 2 predictions.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneInGoogle Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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09:11
9to5Mac Daily: October 10, 2019 – Apple in China,...

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.

Sponsored by Day One: Download the award-winning journal app Day One for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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08:56
TunnelBear 3.9.2 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $9.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

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08:55
Official Apple Watch bands on sale from $22, plus...

Amazon is offering discounts on official Apple Watch bands from $22, while iPhone SE gets a 1-day discount to $85 at Woot. You can also save $199 off iPad Pro in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. More below.

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08:41
Amazon is watching and reviewing Cloud Cam security...




Amazon has been hit by claims it is infringing on the privacy of its customers with its smart home security cameras, with a new report alleging Amazon workers are being given a glimpse into the homes of Cloud Cam users, under the guise of training the retailer's artificial intelligence systems.

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08:36
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.12 - Easy-to-use backup/...

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'd spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.

With Carbon Copy Cloner, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to using your Mac. At your convenience, replace the failed hard drive and then let CCC restore the OS, your data and your settings directly from the backup in one easy step.

Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity too!



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08:31
Dashlane 6.1937.0 - Password manager and secure...

Dashlane is an award-winning service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster.

Features

  • Express checkout
  • Password manager
  • Automatic login
  • Automatic form-filling
  • Secure and encrypted notes
  • Keep your data secure and private
  • Multi-platform and synced to the cloud

Dashlane comes in two service levels: Free and Premium. Compare the plans.



Version 6.1937.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later

  • This version introduces changes to make Dashlane compliant with the new European regulation around 3D Secure 2.0



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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08:19
macOS High Sierra Security Updates 10.13.6 - The...

macOS High Sierra introduces new core technologies that improve the most important functions of your Mac. From rearchitecting how it stores your data to improving the efficiency of video streaming to unleashing the full power of your graphics processor, it’s all central to today’s Mac experience.

  • Apple File System. Your data is under new management. Your documents. Your photos. Your mail. Your apps. To your Mac, everything you care about is data. And a file system is what organizes all that data into files and folders you can access with a click. Our current file system was designed in the early days of Mac, and it has performed beautifully ever since. But today’s flash‑based Mac systems open up new possibilities for innovation, so it’s time to lay a new foundation. With macOS High Sierra, we’re introducing the Apple File System to every Mac with all‑flash internal storage, with an advanced architecture that brings a new level of...
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07:53
DesktopLyrics 2.7.0 - Displays current iTunes song...

DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in your Music app right on your desktop. The lyrics for the song have to be available directly in the music fil,; DesktopLyrics does not fetch lyrics on its own. If you don't want to type in all your lyrics manually you can use an application like "iFetchLyrics", "Lyrics Finder", or "Get Lyrical".



Version 2.7.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.15 or later

  • Added full compatibility with macOS 'Catalina' 10.15 and the new Music app
  • Added support for 'Dark Mode'
  • DesktopLyrics is now free of charge



  • OS X 10.15 or later



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07:48
∞ Amazing take: Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child, played on...

[VIDEO] Graceful and effortless, a brilliant take on a classic. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:42
∞ [VIDEO] Hands on with macOS Catalina

[VIDEO] Jeff Benjamin walks you through all the big changes that come with macOS Catalina. Excellent work.

If you’re impatient, the content starts at :57 in. And if you don’t care about Catalyst, jump to 2:40 and start right off with Sidecar. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:38
iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max have strong showing...




DxOMark has opened up a new suite of audio tests for smartphones, and unsurprisingly, all the recent iPhones tested did quite well.

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07:30
Tidal offers discounted pricing to first responders...

In honor of National First Responder’s Day later this month, streaming music service Tidal is announcing 40% off for both its premium and HiFi plans for firefighters, police officers, and EMT/EMS in the US.

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07:24
Take Apple’s macOS Catalina tour, even from your...

Follow the headline link to take Apple’s official Catalina tour. You’ll likely want to click or tap one of the arrows at some point, just to switch the tour to manual. Makes it much easier to follow. But worth stepping through.

I love that this works fine on your iOS device, or on an older version of macOS. Gives you a chance to learn, without committing to the install. Be sure to click the + when it appears on a page to learn more.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:22
Adobe refreshes Creative Cloud macOS app with...




Adobe is changing the way its Creative Cloud apps are presented to subscribers of the service, with a refreshed macOS app rolling out to users with better integration with a user's libraries and improvements to how to presents tutorials and other assets.

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07:17
Apple Patent Reveals Finger Sensory Devices that...

In Q1 of this year Patently Apple posted two reports covering Apple’s initial work on Mixed Reality Headset accessories in the form finger sensory devices (01 & 02) in a couple of styles. Apple is also considering sensory gloves for headsets as well (01 & 02.). Today the U.S. Patent Office published two more detailed patent Applications from Apple. Our cover graphics shows the finger devices being able to be stored on the headset when not in use or while charging.

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06:49
DxOMark audio testing begins, finds iPhone 11 Pro...

DxOMark audio testing has today been added to the company’s services. The company has so far made a name for itself as the go-to source for in-depth, objective tests of smartphone cameras, and now it hopes to achieve the same reputation in testing smartphone speakers and microphones.

DxOMark audio testing kicked off with five smartphones…

more…

The post DxOMark audio testing begins, finds iPhone 11 Pro Max worse than iPhone XS Max appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:38
Pixelmator Pro adds rich support for Sidecar in...

The Pixelmator team is today releasing its macOS Catalina update for its premiere image editing suite, Pixelmator Pro. Beyond simple compatibility fixes, version 1.5 includes full support for the Sidecar extended-desktop feature, SF Symbols import, and more.

Pixelmator Pro is also now ready to take advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro and enables new RAW workflows designed with the Pro Display XDR in mind. There’s also a new machine-learning powered denoise adjustment and performance improvements across the board.

more…

The post Pixelmator Pro adds rich support for Sidecar in macOS Catalina, the new Mac Pro, and adds a new Denoise tool appeared first on...

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06:29
macOS Catalina: Hands-on with the top new features...

This week marked the launch of the final pillar of Apple’s big operating system refresh for 2019. Of course, I’m referring to macOS 10.15 Catalina, the sequel to last year’s release to macOS Mojave.

macOS Catalina is a big new update for Mac users, bringing forth many new end-user conveniences to the table, along with new technologies that allow developers to bring their iPad apps to the Mac. Needless to say, macOS Catalina is chock full of new changes and features, so be sure to watch our hands-on video walkthrough, and subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for many new upcoming Mac-related videos....

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06:14
Apple's 'PhoenixCE' diagnostic...




An Apple customer who bought a Certified Refurbished MacBook Pro claims to have discovered the presence of diagnostic tools on the notebook, applications used to check the MacBook is fully functional but are meant to be removed before being sold.

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06:10
Opinion: Apple’s relationship with China is turning...

Apple’s relationship with China has never been an easy one. Indeed, I wrote a piece a couple of years ago arguing that the company was in a no-win position in the country.

Apple’s only option of taking the moral high ground would be to pull out of the country altogether – as Google did for a time, after refusing to allow its search results to be censored by the government.

But Apple is in a very different position today than was Google in 2010. While Google had big ambitions within the country, it was not dependent on the market. Apple very much is. Not just because China is the largest smartphone market in the world – and as important to Apple as the whole of Europe – but because it is the iPhone maker...

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06:10
Opinion: Apple’s relationship with China is turning...

Apple’s relationship with China has never been an easy one. Indeed, I wrote a piece a couple of years ago arguing that the company was in a no-win position in the country.

Apple’s only option of taking the moral high ground would be to pull out of the country altogether – as Google did for a time, after refusing to allow its search results to be censored by the government.

But Apple is in a very different position today than was Google in 2010. While Google had big ambitions within the country, it was not dependent on the market. Apple very much is. Not just because China is the largest smartphone market in the world – and as important to Apple as the whole of Europe – but because it is the iPhone maker...

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06:09
Apple looks into finger-mounted devices with...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190310706) for “electronic finger devices with charging and storage systems.” Apparently, such gadgets could be used with the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality, head-mounted display that Apple is almost certainly working on. The finger devices could also be used with Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPods.

In the patent filing, the tech giant says electronic devices such as computers can be controlled using computer mice and other input accessories. In virtual reality systems, force-feedback gloves can be used to control virtual objects. Cellular telephones may have touch screen displays and vibrators that are used to create haptic feedback in response to touch input. 

Apple’s proposed solution: finger devices that can be worn on any or all of a user's fingers. They could be to used to supply input to a desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, smartwatch, ear buds, or other accessory...

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06:00
Pixelmator Pro v1.5 adds support for Catalina,...




Pixelmator Pro's new update brings along full support for macOS Catalina including Sidecar, and enhanced features for those using the forthcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

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06:00
Adobe redesigns Creative Cloud Mac app with...

Starting today, Adobe is rolling out a new version of its Creative Cloud desktop app for macOS and Windows with an updated design and totally new organization. Adobe hopes the new app will be a more intuitive way to launch and update apps and access your Creative Cloud files.

more…

The post Adobe redesigns Creative Cloud Mac app with streamlined interface and access to Libraries appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:54
Apple patent filing involves in-vehicle camera for...

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190313063) for a “method and system for providing at least one image captured by a scene camera of a vehicle.”

In the patent filing, Apple says such a system could be used to record an event happening around a police vehicle. It could also encourage safe driving by recording images of the surface of the road and part of the vehicle. And in the event of an accident the recorded images can be used as proof of safe driving. 

In less important scenarios, such a car-mounted camera could snap a picture of a person wearing an item of clothing that piques the driver or occupant of a car. I guess it could also be used by “stalkers,” but, hey, no tech is perfect.

Here’s a summary of the invention: “The present disclosure relates to a method of providing at least one image of at least one real object captured by at least one scene camera of a plurality of scene...

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05:37
GraphicConverter 11.1 adds multiple new features

Lemke Software has released GraphicConverter 11.1, an update to their award-image editing utility for macOS. 

The app can convert most any format graphic file to one of over 90 other graphic formats. Version 11.1 brings a long list of new and updated features, including a new picture invert duo-tone feature, new browser context, an autoplay option for QuickLook, new slideshow shortcuts, a macro batch action, and more.

GraphicConverter 11.1 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $39.95 for new users. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95. The 11.1 upgrade is free for all customers of version 11.0.

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05:37
GraphicConverter 11.1 adds multiple new features

Lemke Software has released GraphicConverter 11.1, an update to their award-image editing utility for macOS. 

The app can convert most any format graphic file to one of over 90 other graphic formats. Version 11.1 brings a long list of new and updated features, including a new picture invert duo-tone feature, new browser context, an autoplay option for QuickLook, new slideshow shortcuts, a macro batch action, and more.

GraphicConverter 11.1 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $39.95 for new users. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95. The 11.1 upgrade is free for all customers of version 11.0.

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05:37
GraphicConverter 11.1 adds multiple new features

Lemke Software has released GraphicConverter 11.1, an update to their award-image editing utility for macOS. 

The app can convert most any format graphic file to one of over 90 other graphic formats. Version 11.1 brings a long list of new and updated features, including a new picture invert duo-tone feature, new browser context, an autoplay option for QuickLook, new slideshow shortcuts, a macro batch action, and more.

GraphicConverter 11.1 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $39.95 for new users. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95. The 11.1 upgrade is free for all customers of version 11.0.

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05:37
GraphicConverter 11.1 adds multiple new features

Lemke Software has released GraphicConverter 11.1, an update to their award-image editing utility for macOS. 

The app can convert most any format graphic file to one of over 90 other graphic formats. Version 11.1 brings a long list of new and updated features, including a new picture invert duo-tone feature, new browser context, an autoplay option for QuickLook, new slideshow shortcuts, a macro batch action, and more.

GraphicConverter 11.1 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $39.95 for new users. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95. The 11.1 upgrade is free for all customers of version 11.0.

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05:15
HoudahSpot 5.0.10 - Advanced file-search tool.

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

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

  • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
  • Combine criteria to narrow down search results
  • Specify which folders to search and which ones to exclude
  • Add any of the hundreds of columns available
  • Apply filters to reduce search results to only the relevant items
  • Preview files and text matches
  • Open files and, where the application supports it, continue searching for text matches by pressing command-G (Find Next)
  • Set up templates for recurring searches...
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05:00
Apple Reveals Touch ID under the Display will use...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple’s fourth next-gen Touch ID patent application for 2019 that involves the user simply touching the display to have their fingerprint captured for authentication. The patent states that the finger could be statically positioned to work or even in action like sliding a finger across the sensor area.

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05:00
Apple product rumors for 2020, macOS Catalina is...

2020 could be a very interesting year for Apple and its users. The next major update to the Mac operating system is finally here. Plus, your hot takes! That and more are all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 671 with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, and Roman Loyola.

Giveaway: Win a brand-new iPhone 11 Pro Max and a copy of AnyTrans

Macworld has teamed up with AnyTrans—the iPhone manager that helps users transfer, manage, and back up their iPhone content from one place—to give away a free 64GB space gray iPhone 11 Pro Max to one lucky Macworld reader, along with a lifetime license of AnyTrans.

To read this...

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05:00
UAG’s Monarch cases offer serious protection for new...

UAG’s $59.95 Monarch for the new iPhones — available in crimson, black,  and “carbon fiber” — is an ultra protective case. It boasts five layers of protection that include an armor frame (feels like plastic), leather, a polycarbonate shear plate, allow metal hardware,  and impact resistant rubber. 

It’s surprisingly light considering that it meets 2X Military drop-test standards. Even with this durability, it’s Apple Pay and wireless charging compatible and still provides easy access to all ports and buttons. Plus, the camera cutout is big enough that it doesn’t get in the way of the flash.

Another feature of the Monarch that I really like is the texture, which makes my iPhone 11 Pro Max less likely to slip from my hand. All these features come at a price, however. The Monarch is slightly thicker and heavier than the typical case.

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04:59
Strong 2020 ahead for Apple with iPhone 11 possibly...




Apple's 2020 fiscal year should be more positive than some investors anticipate, Cowen suggests, with the iPhone 11 refresh assisted by a potential launch of a second-generation iPhone SE early in the cycle to help increase hardware revenues.

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04:57
Web Server Bash One Liner for Linux or Mac

The nc (or netcat) binary is useful for a variety of TCP or UDP operations. You can open a listener, proxy connections, open a connection to another device, and port scan a device. And you can do it all through TCP and/or UDP, define ports, and scripting with nc is pretty easy.

So in the below code we’ll start a while loop and then execute an echo of a header so a browser knows how to interpret what we’re sharing, which is a cat of our file. Then we’ll pipe that into netcat with a -l option so we can define the port and end the loop.

while TRUE; do { echo -e 'HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\n'; cat /Users/ce/Desktop/fancy.pdf; } | nc -l 8000; done

You’ll then see standard agent information about visitors to your web server as follows (From a Firefox browser running on a Mac):

Host: 10.15.43.212:8000
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.14; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0
Accept: image/webp,/
Accept-Language: en-US,en;...

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04:45
Apple Has No Backbone

Apple, a company that loves to talk about its values, has this week demonstrated that when it comes to China -- one of its biggest markets and where most of its iPhones and other products are assembled taking full benefit of low-cost labors -- even the Steve Jobs-founded company lacks a backbone. The company has bowed down to Chinese pressure and pulled an app from the Chinese App Store that helped pro-democracy protesters track cops to ensure their safety. Apple, a company with nearing $1 trillion in market cap, said the app "violates our guidelines and local laws."

The company has also pulled news app Quartz, which has been extensively covering the protests in Hong Kong, from the app store. The explanation from Apple, the company which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to plaster every mall on the face of this earth in recent weeks to tell us that its new iPhone models have an ultra-wide lens? Crickets. On the Chinese App Store, Apple also does not offer The New...

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04:10
Apple again bans Hong Kong protest app after threats...

Apple has made a second U-turn on a Hong Kong protest app. The company initially banned it from the App Store, then changed its mind and allowed it, and has now reversed course again, banning it once more.

We yesterday reported that Apple has also removed the Quartz news app, which has been reporting extensively on the protests. Quartz says Apple took this action at the request of the government.

Both moves follow...

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04:00
How to take advantage of the photo-editing tools in...

The Photos app for macOS has improved substantially since its introduction, especially in the variety and sophistication of its image editing tools. On the iPhone and iPad, Photos lagged considerably. But with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple offers a distinct catch up with its image editing tools, even exceeding the Mac version in a couple regards.

Let’s look at what’s new and how to best use these new tools to crop, revise, and enhance images after capturing pictures.

What’s new in Photos editing

Apple changed and expanded the controls available while editing, while also improve the way in which each control is accessed and modified.

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03:26
Apple again pulls police monitoring app from Hong...




In an ongoing saga, Apple has again pulled the law enforcement-monitoring HKMap Live app from the Hong Kong app store, and it appears that it is gone for good this time.

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03:15
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offers guidance towards Time of...

The predictions are in and Apple’s 2020 product group, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, looks impressive.

The company is expected to launch a new iPad Pro with a rear-facing 3D Time of Flight camera in the first quarter of 2020.

This marks the first time that a time-of-flight camera had been suggested for an upcoming iPad Pro.

A time-of-flight camera system measures the time that it takes for a laser or LED to bounce off of objects in a room, providing an accurate 3D map of the surroundings. A rear time-of-flight camera would also bolster photo quality and offer new and improved AR applications. 

Kuo has predicted that two of the iPhone models slated for release in 2020 will feature 3D sensing rear camera setups with time-of-flight camera lenses.

The analyst continues to predict an upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro, the notebook being expected to feature scissor keyboard mechanism as opposed to a butterfly mechanism.

Kuo has...

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03:04
Social software, collaborate revenue to nearly...

The worldwide market for social software and collaboration in the workplace is expected to grow from an estimated $2.7 billion in 2018 to $4.8 billion by 2023, nearly doubling in size, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

“The collaboration market is the most fragmented and contextually focused it has ever been, making the barrier to entry extremely low,” says Craig Roth, research vice president at Gartner. “By 2023, we expect nearly 60% of enterprise application software providers will have included some form of social software and collaboration functionalities in their software product portfolios.”

The collaboration market has fragmented into many submarkets – for instance, employee communications applications or meeting solutions – that often don’t compete with each other.

“The market is not yet a winner-take-all space, creating opportunities for innovation that will expand the size of each submarket,” says Roth...

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03:04
Social software, collaborate revenue to nearly...

The worldwide market for social software and collaboration in the workplace is expected to grow from an estimated $2.7 billion in 2018 to $4.8 billion by 2023, nearly doubling in size, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

“The collaboration market is the most fragmented and contextually focused it has ever been, making the barrier to entry extremely low,” says Craig Roth, research vice president at Gartner. “By 2023, we expect nearly 60% of enterprise application software providers will have included some form of social software and collaboration functionalities in their software product portfolios.”

The collaboration market has fragmented into many submarkets – for instance, employee communications applications or meeting solutions – that often don’t compete with each other.

“The market is not yet a winner-take-all space, creating opportunities for innovation that will expand the size of each submarket,” says Roth...

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03:04
Social software, collaborate revenue to nearly...

The worldwide market for social software and collaboration in the workplace is expected to grow from an estimated $2.7 billion in 2018 to $4.8 billion by 2023, nearly doubling in size, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

“The collaboration market is the most fragmented and contextually focused it has ever been, making the barrier to entry extremely low,” says Craig Roth, research vice president at Gartner. “By 2023, we expect nearly 60% of enterprise application software providers will have included some form of social software and collaboration functionalities in their software product portfolios.”

The collaboration market has fragmented into many submarkets – for instance, employee communications applications or meeting solutions – that often don’t compete with each other.

“The market is not yet a winner-take-all space, creating opportunities for innovation that will expand the size of each submarket,” says Roth...

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03:04
Social software, collaborate revenue to nearly...

The worldwide market for social software and collaboration in the workplace is expected to grow from an estimated $2.7 billion in 2018 to $4.8 billion by 2023, nearly doubling in size, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

“The collaboration market is the most fragmented and contextually focused it has ever been, making the barrier to entry extremely low,” says Craig Roth, research vice president at Gartner. “By 2023, we expect nearly 60% of enterprise application software providers will have included some form of social software and collaboration functionalities in their software product portfolios.”

The collaboration market has fragmented into many submarkets – for instance, employee communications applications or meeting solutions – that often don’t compete with each other.

“The market is not yet a winner-take-all space, creating opportunities for innovation that will expand the size of each submarket,” says Roth...

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03:00
Microsoft Xbox wireless controller now available on...

This is unexpected, but it’s still nifty.

Apple recently began selling Microsoft’s Xbox wireless controller on its online store.

The controller retails for $59.95, and arrives with two AA batteries. The unit is supported on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

You’ll need to be running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, or later to use it with your Mac or device.

The controller also offers a built-in 3.5mm stereo headset jack that can be used to connect any available headset.

If you have a chance to snag this and try it out, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer and the Apple Store

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03:00
iPhone touch gestures and commands—no Home button,...

During the first decade of the iPhone’s existence, the Home button was a reliable constant. Then, with the iPhone X, it suddenly disappeared, and since then, all the new iPhones (the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro) have featured edge-to-edge displays with no Home button. 

What’s more, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro don’t have 3D Touch. So Apple has adapted iOS to make it easier to use without a Home button or pressure-sensitive touches. Here’s a quick guide to all the new gestures and button combinations you’ll need to use a modern iPhone with iOS 13.

Return Home: Let’s start with the most basic of Home button features: returning to the home screen. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Easy!

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03:00
Where's the "Low Data Mode" for...

Features like Apple's Low Data Mode and Google's Data Saver should also apply to streaming TV devices, where data caps are an unfortunate reality.

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03:00
Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective...

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

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02:47
Under Extreme Pressure Apple Reverses Course and...

Apple Approved the app “HKmap.live” late last Friday and yesterday the Chinese Communist Party’s ‘People Daily’ erupted in anger over Apple’s move which has led Apple to reverse course and remove the App.

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02:23
Apple Watch Series 3 Gets Another Price Markdown

The Series 3 Apple Watch is now being offered at low price of just $189, which is the lowest it has ever been. The 38mm model is down $9 from…

The post Apple Watch Series 3 Gets Another Price Markdown appeared first on iLounge.

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02:19
The Apple Watch Offered as Medical Benefit by...

Private medicare provider company Devoted Health has begun offering its members Apple Watch models as fitness options. Up to $150 may be used to acquire an Apple Watch, depending on…

The post The Apple Watch Offered as Medical Benefit by Devoted Health appeared first on iLounge.

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02:17
Give Your Devices Free Juice with a Discounted...

Does the idea of getting free electricity for your iPhone, iPad or Bluetooth speaker sound good to you? The Choetech Solar Charger is the solution you need to harness the…

The post Give Your Devices Free Juice with a Discounted Choetech Solar Charger appeared first on iLounge.

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02:14
Get 20% off on the Chubby Buttons Action Sports...

Most Bluetooth headphones and earbuds have tiny controls and hard-to-reach buttons that do the opposite of what you want, which can be very annoying time and again. The Chubby Buttons…

The post Get 20% off on the Chubby Buttons Action Sports Device Controller appeared first on iLounge.

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02:01
Apple Pulls Hong Kong Protest App From App Store...

Apple has pulled an app from the App Store that Hong Kong protestors have been using to track police movements, saying it violates the company's guidelines and local laws.

Apple approved HKmap Live last week after reviewing its decision to initially reject the app from the  App Store .

However, on Wednesday Apple was criticized by Chinese state media for its decision to make the app available. "Letting poisonous software have its way is a betrayal of the Chinese people's feelings," said the People's Daily.

The app has since been delisted from the  App Store  and Apple has issued the following statement:

We created the  ...

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02:00
Get 8% off on the PowerHBQ Pro Bluetooth 5.0...

Still playing your songs wired and encumbered? Set yourself free by going with these Bluetooth headphones from PowerHBQ Pro. Internal components produce balanced, crisp sounds and faithfully reproduces your favorite…

The post Get 8% off on the PowerHBQ Pro Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones appeared first on iLounge.

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01:55
Backblaze 7.0.0.388 - Online backup service.

Backblaze is an online backup service designed from the ground-up for the Mac. With unlimited storage available for $5 per month, as well as a free 15-day trial, peace of mind is within reach with Backblaze.

  • Easy and automatic. A simple setup process and automatic continuous backups means having safe data is not only for the extremely savvy.
  • Safe and secure. Encrypted data on your computer is transmitted with a secure, encrypted connection and stored encrypted on the Backblaze servers. Never worry about your data's security.
  • Transparent and accessible. Browse and download your files online or have them overnighted to you on a DVD or USB drive for a flexible file or system restoring process.

Note: $6/month for unlimited storage; 15-day trial.



Version 7.0.0.388:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated...
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01:50
Netflix greenlights Pixar veteran's animated...

Netflix just approved Ghee Happy, a new series by animator Sanjay Patel. The colorful show will follow Hindu deities as children discovering their powers in a deity daycare, Deadline reports.

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01:47
Visual Studio Code 1.39 - Cross-platform code editor...

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool - supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows - in the Visual Studio family.

At its heart, Visual Studio Code features a powerful, fast code editor great for day-to-day use. The Preview release of Code already has many of the features developers need in a code and text editor, including navigation, keyboard support with customizable bindings, syntax highlighting, bracket matching, auto indentation, and snippets, with support for dozens of languages.

For serious coding, developers often need to work with code as more than just text. Visual Studio Code includes built-in support for always-on IntelliSense code completion, richer semantic code understanding...

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01:24
Printopia 3.0.14 - Share Mac printers with iOS...

Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a shared environment such as...
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00:20
Oppo made a Gundam edition of its fast-charging Reno...

As teased last month, Oppo's latest flagship phone, the Reno Ace, is unveiled today. We already knew about the device's 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 feature which charges its 4,000mAh battery in just 30 minutes, thus setting an impressive record in the industry...

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Wednesday October 9

23:54
Samsung's Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10 phones...

Samsung will soon give Galaxy S10 owners the chance to try Android 10 before the new mobile platform heads to the tech giant's other models. Google rolled out Android 10 in September, but only a few devices can download and install it at the moment -...

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21:01
Hands-on with the Z 50, Nikon's first...

Nikon has unveiled its first-ever APS-C DX mirrorless camera, the 20.8-megapixel Z 50. That makes two different camera systems launched a year apart, which is quite a pace for a conservative company like Nikon. The Z 50 is less than half the price of...

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20:26
Musk: Powerpacks are coming to northern California...

As Pacific Gas and Electric blacks out power across wide swaths of northern California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned plans in place that could help Tesla owners during power outages. During past emergencies like hurricanes Irma and Florence, Tesla h...

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17:37
Oprah explains why she picked Apple to be the home...

Oprah’s Book Club officially debuted on Apple Books last month, with the first book being “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. In a new article on her website, Oprah has offered more detail on why she decided to partner with Apple for her book club.

more…

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17:29
Adobe Cuts Service to Users in Venezuela

Due to US sanctions against Venezuela, Adobe is cutting off service to the country, highlighting one of the pitfalls of subscription-based software.

Read original article

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17:29
Marco Rubio calls for TikTok review over censorship...

TikTok owner ByteDance might find itself in legal trouble in the US over claims it's censoring criticism of China in other parts of the world. Senator Marco Rubio has sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for the Committee on Fore...

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17:11
Don’t Take Lightning Cables from Strangers

A hacker claims to be mass-producing a Lightning cable that could make it easier for a determined attacker to hack into a Mac or PC, but there isn’t much to worry about yet.

Read original article

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17:03
If your Mac is stuck on the 'Setting Up Your...

In certain circumstances, your Mac might be unable to quit the setup assistant, even though setup is complete. 

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16:03
Apple acquisition reverses fortune of Shazam




Shazam has eradicated its losses and increased its user base by over 78 million users in 2018 after acquisition by Apple.

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15:49
Consumer Reports finds Tesla's Smart Summon...

Consumer Reports and Tesla have had a rocky relationship over the years, and it doesn't look like they're about to patch things up any time soon. CR has declared Tesla's Smart Summon feature "glitchy" after several days of testing both at its own fa...

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15:40
Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw Fixed In Popular...

itwbennett shares a report from CSO: iTerm2 users: It's time to upgrade. A security audit sponsored by the Mozilla Open Source Support Program uncovered a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the popular open-source terminal app for macOS. ITerm2 is an open-source alternative to the built-in macOS Terminal app, which allows users to interact with the command-line shell. Terminal apps are commonly used by system administrators, developers and IT staff in general, including security teams, for a variety of tasks and day-to-day operations.

The iTerm2 app is a popular choice on macOS because it has features and allows customizations that the built-in Terminal doesn't, which is why the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) decided to sponsor a code audit for it. The MOSS was created in the wake of the critical and wide-impact Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL with the goal of sponsoring security audits for widely used open-source technologies. The flaw,...

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15:33
Apple updates its Texas Hold’em game with support...

Apple surprisingly revived its Texas Hold’em game for iOS back in July with new characters, improved graphics, and more. Now, the game has been updated to version 2.1 with support for the iPad.

more…

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15:32
Apple Card Disaster Relief Program eases financial...




Apple is now offering a disaster relief program for the Apple Card, which halts interest and delays one payment to those who apply.

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15:17
Apple acquisition helped Shazam turn a profit,...

Apple closed its acquisition of Shazam towards the end of 2018, but it was still early to have an impact on Shazam’s financials. As detailed by Billboard, Shazam increase its user base and became profitable during 2018.

more…

The post Apple acquisition helped Shazam turn a profit, increase user base in 2018 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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15:08
Apple Arcade continues to expand with upcoming ‘...

Crossy Road is a popular mobile game that was launched in 2014 for iOS and Android devices. The game was even featured at an Apple special event in 2015 as part of Apple TV demos.

Hipster Whale, the company behind the game, today announced a new franchise title, Crossy Road Castle, which will be available exclusively at Apple Arcade. The announcement was made through a video posted on YouTube.

more…

The post Apple Arcade continues to expand with upcoming ‘Crossy Road Castle’ game appeared first on ...

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15:03
China Attacks Apple For Allowing Hong Kong...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Apple's decision to greenlight an app called HKmaps, which is being used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource information about street closures and police presence, is attracting the ire of the Chinese government. An article in Chinese state mouthpiece, China Daily, attacks the iPhone maker for reversing an earlier decision not to allow the app to be listed on the iOS App Store -- claiming the app is "allowing the rioters in Hong Kong to go on violent acts." HKmaps uses emoji to denote live police and protest activity around Hong Kong, as reported by users.

The app's developer denies the map enables illegal activity, saying its function is "for info" purposes only -- to allow residents to move freely around the city by being able to avoid protest flash-points. But the Chinese government is branding it "toxic." "Business is business, and politics is politics. Nobody wants to drag Apple into the lingering...

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14:56
23andMe's VIP service includes a one-on-one...

How does a DNA testing service like 23andMe convince you to shell out more when the base results are the same? By rolling out the red carpet, it seems. The company has introduced a $499 VIP Health + Ancestry Service that includes two Health + Ances...

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14:53
How to share your location on iPhone and more with...

iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS all include the revamped Find My app that combines Apple’s previous Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps. Here’s how to share your location with friends and family on iPhone, iPad, and Mac with the Find My app.

more…

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14:51
News app Quartz removed from Chinese App Store...




Apple has removed Quartz from the Chinese App Store at the behest of the Chinese government, shortly after reinstating the previously removed protest app HKMap Live.

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14:30
Apple Offers Disaster Relief Program for Apple Card...

The Apple Card comes with a Disaster Relief Program, according to a MacRumors reader who lives in Houston and recently experienced some flooding from tropical storm Imelda.

Apple sent MacRumors reader Frequeniquity an email suggesting that he apply for the card after Apple detected that he "may have been affected by a natural disaster."

Emails sent out by Apple, which were also received by another MacRumors reader, offer the following benefits:

  • No interest for two months, starting with the month you enroll. After two months, your standard purchase APR will apply.
  • You can skip the payment due in the month you enroll.
  • If your account is in good standing, you will remain current while enrolled.
  • If your account is past...
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14:27
Virgin Orbit plans to send cubesats to Mars as early...

Virgin Orbit plans to be the first private company to send cubesats to Mars. Today, it announced a partnership with the Polish satellite company SatRevolution and a dozen Polish universities to design a series of small-satellite missions to the Red P...

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14:18
Patently Apple will be Undergoing Maintenance this...

Patently Apple's blog will be undergoing maintenance with our service provider this week while integrating new backend hardware. This has the potential of knocking out our service for ...

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14:08
Apple removes ‘Quartz’ news app from Chinese App...

Earlier today, Apple was criticized by Chinese state media for allowing a a Hong Kong protest app into the App. Now, Apple has reportedly removed the Quartz application from the App Store at the request of the Chinese government.

more…

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13:56
PSA: Despite focus on security, the physical Apple...

Apple Card arrived with a number of unique selling points like a super-fast application and approval process, no fees, Daily Cash, and strong security and privacy focus. But even though the physical titanium card doesn’t have any numbers or any other information besides a user’s name, it looks like it is still susceptible to credit card cloning just like any other credit or debit card.

more…

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13:55
macOS Catalina's Biggest Changes: What to Check...

macOS Catalina, which came out on Monday, is the newest version of the operating system that runs on the Mac. Catalina brings some significant changes, including the removal of the iTunes app, a new Sidecar feature, an updated Find My app, and more.

In our latest YouTube video and in the article below, we're going to go over some must-know  macOS Catalina  features that will be useful to those who have just updated and want to familiarize themselves with the changes.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

  • No More iTunes - Apple removed iTunes in  macOS Catalina , splitting it up into three new apps: Music, TV, and Podcasts. These three apps offer all of the...
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13:46
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ on PC will support 4K and HDR

When Rockstar Games announced last week that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC on November 5th, the studio said the new release would include a variety of enhancements. Now that game is available to pre-order, Rockstar has detailed those improvem...

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13:39
How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer on...




If you have more than one Mac you want to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina but don't want to waste so much bandwidth downloading it for each machine, one option is to create a bootable installer on a spare USB flash drive. Here's how to do it with the Terminal.

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13:35
News round-up: macOS Catalina has some issues with...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out

Folks who use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop may have run into a few minor bugs after upgrading to Catalina, but most have fairly simple workarounds, notes AppleInsider.

Piper Jaffray Companies, an investment bank and institutional securities firm, completed its 38th semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey, which highlights discretionary spending trends and brand preferences from 9,500 teens across 42 U.S. states with an average...

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13:30
G20 leaders will discuss raising taxes for big tech...

For years, European countries have been grappling with how to get big tech firms to pay more taxes. They've proposed interim taxes on revenues, suggested global minimum taxes and slapped companies with hefty fines. We may be getting closer to a solut...

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13:04
UNICEF now takes bitcoin and ether donations

UNICEF, the United Nations' charity that helps underserved children around the world, now accepts donations in bitcoin and ether. As the first UN organization to embrace cryptocurrencies, UNICEF and the recipients of its funding will benefit from the...

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13:02
Jamf After Dark Podcast: Conditionally Accessing All...
12:53
How Susan Kare designed user-friendly icons for the...

I love reading stories about Kare’s design process and philosophies.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:40
Toyota’s e-Palette will transport athletes during...

As part of its big robot push for upcoming the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota says it will have 20 of its e-Palette electric vehicles on-site to transport athletes.

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12:25
Blizzard is 'assessing the situation'...

Blizzard is considering its options as fans around the globe react to its decision to ban Hearthstone esports player Ng Wai Chung, known professionally as Blitzchung, after he voiced support for the protests in Hong Kong during a live post-match inte...

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12:21
Camera quality shootout: iPhone 11 Pro versus the...




In this image shootout, we pit Apple's iPhone 11 Pro against the Samsung Galaxy S10 to see which has a better camera system.

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12:18
Volvo's electric XC40 will use an Android...

Volvo's electric XC40 will represent an upgrade to in-cabin tech, not just the powerplant. The automaker has continued its teaser campaign for the EV by revealing that it will use an infotainment system based on Android Automotive, just like the car...

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12:05
Germany synagogue shooter livestreamed attack on...

Unfortunately, mass shooters are still livestreaming their attacks. Twitch has confirmed to CNBC that the shooter who attacked a synagogue in Halle, Germany was broadcasting the murders on its service. The company has pulled the 35-minute clip and re...

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11:52
Review: The Roborock S4 is here to make quick work...




If you're busy or need a little extra help keeping your house clean, the Roborock S4 might be the robotic companion for you. This iPhone app-controlled vacuum can be set up to automatically vacuum your floors while you're at work or asleep, giving you a clean house with little effort on your behalf.

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11:51
'Stranger Things' is coming to '...

Rocket League's annual Halloween event is about to get underway and this year, it'll be a crossover with Stranger Things. The Farmstead Arena will take on a distinctly Upside Down vibe, and the Netflix mega-hit's terrifying Mind Flayer will cast an o...

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11:37
Google avoids serving repeat ads with machine...

Like it or not, ads keep the internet running. However, they've become obnoxious and intrusive over the years, leading some to install anti-tracking software on their devices. This makes it difficult for advertisers to show a variety of ads to those...

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11:25
9to5Mac Watch Time episode 8: Apple Watch routines...

David Sparks and Clayton Morris join Zac to talk about Activity Sharing Competitions, exercising as a family, HIIT workouts, interesting ways to capture ideas on the Apple Watch, and much more.

9to5Mac Watch Time is a seasonal podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives.

9to5Mac Watch Time is available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and your favorite podcast player through RSS. Subscribe now to catch up with each episode and automatically hear new episodes as soon as they’re released every two weeks during season one.

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11:19
Intel discontinues its processors with AMD graphics

If you suspected Intel processors with AMD graphics weren't long for this world, you guessed correctly. Intel has discontinued its Core i7 processors based on Kaby Lake-G, explaining to chip buyers that market interest has "shifted to other Intel pro...

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11:14
Apple issues second release of watchOS 5.3.2

As noted by AppleInsider, Apple has issued a second release of watchOS 5.3.2. It’s for the Apple Watch Series 4 and enables owners of iPhones that can’t upgrade to iOS 13 or later to continue using the smartwatch with their older smartphone. 

To download the update, go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap the My Watch tab. Choose General > Software Update.

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11:00
What to expect at the Made By Google event next week

We're less than a week away from Google's hardware event in New York, and Team Engadget will be there to report live from the ground. The leaks and even official reports on Google's next smartphones have been relentless, so much so that we've le...

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10:59
Apple issues version of watchOS 5.3.2 to support...




Apple has made a second release of watchOS 5.3.2 available for download, this time for the Apple Watch Series 4, enabling owners of iPhone models that cannot upgrade to iOS 13 or later to continue using the wearable device with their older smartphone.

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10:53
Apple Arcade plays on big screens with Apple TV, but...

I’ve played a couple of games on the Apple TV but CNET is right in saying there’s a lot more work to be done. For me, using an Xbox One controller is not a fun experience.

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10:52
Disney+ has another subscription deal: three years...

There's plenty of hype around Disney+. Public pre-orders are open, and the service is scheduled to launch November 12th. But Disney isn't done trying to lure people in with discounted subscription deals. Its latest offering is a three-year plan for $...

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10:36
Apple is selling Microsoft's Xbox controller in...

Now that Apple's mobile and living room devices support console game controllers, the company is doing something that would have been unimaginable even a few years ago -- it's selling the Xbox Wireless Controller through its online store. Spend $60...

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10:26
Using Apple Watch Series 4 with an older iPhone?...

Apple today has released watchOS 5.3.2 for the Apple Watch Series 4. This update is for people who don’t have an iPhone that is capable of running iOS 13, and therefore can’t update to watchOS 6.

more…

The post Using Apple Watch Series 4 with an older iPhone? There’s a software update for you appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:23
Google is reportedly testing a 5G version of the...

Seemingly everything regarding the Pixel 4 has already leaked, but there might still be room on the pile for more. Nikkei sources claim Google has started "test production" on a 5G version of the Pixel 4 in China (though it might be produced in Viet...

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10:11
Congress will grill Mark Zuckerberg over Libra...

Mark Zuckerberg will be under the spotlight of regulators once again when Facebook's CEO testifies before the Financial Services Committee this month. The congressional panel is set to grill him October 23rd over Facebook's planned cryptocurrency Lib...

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10:10
Gray Logitech Crayon goes on sale alongside red...




Logitech has launched a second color variant of the Crayon, the peripheral producer's alternative to the Apple Pencil, with a new gray version of the stylus now being sold from Apple via the online Apple Store.

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10:02
Xojo 2019 Release 2 available

Xojo, Inc. has served up Xojo 2019 Release 2. It’s an update of the rapid application development tool for making apps for the desktop (macOS, Windows and Linux), web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. 

The upgrade has over 200 improvements. For example, it adds updates such as API 2.0, which includes new classes and updated method, property and event names on many existing classes.

Xojo 2019 Release 2 is available at https://www.xojo.com/download. Xojo is free to use for learning and development. For information on pricing and licensing options, go to...

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