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Friday March 8

16:50
I bled for 'Game of Thrones' for the right...

How could HBO outdo its massive Westworld role-playing experience from last year's SXSW? By asking Game of Thrones fans to prove their devotion by drawing blood. Bleed for the Throne, the network's massive blood drive in partnership with the Red Cros...

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15:54
Apple’s Foldable iPhone might not be releasing this...

The next trend for smartphones appears to be folding smartphones. Many companies have disclosed foldable devices already. However, Apple is yet to say anything regarding a foldable iPhone, despite the fact that Apple brought multiple innovations in the past. Is there going to be an iPhone foldable this year? When it comes to innovation, Apple

The post Apple’s Foldable iPhone might not be releasing this year – Here’s Why! appeared first on iLounge.

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15:08
Tesla starts selling the Model 3 in Mexico

Just weeks after Tesla launched sales of the long-awaited, $35,000 Model 3 in the states, CNBC reports that the company will sell the car in Mexico -- though it will cost $42,000 there. This makes Mexico one of the only other countries you can get th...

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15:08
Tesla starts selling the Model 3 in Mexico

Just weeks after Tesla launched sales of the long-awaited, $35,000 Model 3 in the states, CNBC reports that the company will sell the car in Mexico -- though it will cost $42,000 there. This makes Mexico one of the only other countries you can get th...

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14:47
Qualcomm seeks $31 million in damages from Apple in...




Qualcomm is asking for about $31 million in damages in its ongoing patent trial against Apple in San Diego, an expert witness testified in court on Friday.

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14:33
Camera Comparison: iPhone XS Max vs. Samsung Galaxy...

Earlier this week, we asked our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to look at some photos taken with the iPhone XS Max and the Samsung Galaxy S10+, Samsung's new flagship device, and tell us which photos they liked best.

There was a catch, though. We didn't tell them which smartphone took which photo, allowing us to aggregate some unbiased opinions on the quality of the images from each device. Today, we're revealing which photos came from which phone and sharing the results we gathered.

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All of the photos that we shared came straight from the camera and were not edited or otherwise manipulated. We'll go through each image and give a brief overview of what people thought before...

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14:32
Switch RPG 'Octopath Traveler' is coming...

Apparently, Square Enix doesn't believe Octopath Traveler is mobile enough. The developer has unveiled plans to bring the well-received Switch RPG to Android and iOS devices, in the form of a prequel, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent....

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14:32
Switch RPG 'Octopath Traveler' is coming...

Apparently, Square Enix doesn't believe Octopath Traveler is mobile enough. The developer has unveiled plans to bring the well-received Switch RPG to Android and iOS devices, in the form of a prequel, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent....

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14:26
Qualcomm seeking $31 million in damages from Apple...

Apple and Qualcomm headed back to court this week in San Diego. Today, Qualcomm has demanded that Apple pay $31 million in damages over the alleged infringement of three patents.

more…

The post Qualcomm seeking $31 million in damages from Apple in latest patent suit appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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14:03
Apple's rumored AR headset might require an...

More than a year after rumors circulated that Apple would produce an AR headset by 2020, the company seems to be on track to meet that goal. Full production could start as soon as the fourth quarter of 2019, well-sourced Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sa...

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14:03
Apple's rumored AR headset might require an...

More than a year after rumors circulated that Apple would produce an AR headset by 2020, the company seems to be on track to meet that goal. Full production could start as soon as the fourth quarter of 2019, well-sourced Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sa...

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13:52
Qualcomm Wants Apple to Pay $31 Million in Damages...

Qualcomm today told a San Diego jury that it wants Apple to pay $31 million in damages for patent infringement violations, which is allegedly equivalent to $1.40 per infringing iPhone.

The new information comes from CNET, which has been covering the Qualcomm vs. Apple patent trial that's in court this week.

$1.40 per iPhone and a total of $31 million in damages suggests that Qualcomm believes only 22 million iPhones are infringing on its technology. Qualcomm came up with that total with the help of economist Patrick Kennedy, who took the stand as an expert witness for Qualcomm today. Kennedy calculated the figure based on iPhones sold from July 2017 on that used chips by Intel. Apple started using a mix of chips from both Intel and Qualcomm in the...

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13:29
MLB considers pitch tracking system to assist home...

The next target for automation: baseball umpires. The Atlantic League, an independent baseball league, announced today that it will use tracking technology to assist umps in calling balls and strikes during the 2019 season in partnership with Major L...

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13:29
MLB considers pitch tracking system to assist home...

The next target for automation: baseball umpires. The Atlantic League, an independent baseball league, announced today that it will use tracking technology to assist umps in calling balls and strikes during the 2019 season in partnership with Major L...

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13:22
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Dave gets riled up

I got Dave a little riled up this week talking about AirPods. We also talked about the future of foldable devices and learning to paint on an iPad using Bob Ross videos.

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13:00
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the nicest office you’ll...

The pinnacle of high society is the Rolls-Royce. Only the richest TV and movie characters roll up in a Rolls. When they hop out of the back, you know that they're the heirs to a diamond mine or a diabolical supervillain with a huge bank account. So i...

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13:00
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the nicest office you’ll...

The pinnacle of high society is the Rolls-Royce. Only the richest TV and movie characters roll up in a Rolls. When they hop out of the back, you know that they're the heirs to a diamond mine or a diabolical supervillain with a huge bank account. So i...

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12:38
Tesla investors sue to stop Elon Musk's '...

The SEC isn't the only one concerned that Elon Musk may have crossed the line (again) with his tweets. A group of institutional investors has sued to stop Musk's "unchecked use of Twitter" to make "repeated misstatements" they believe hurt Tesla and...

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12:38
Tesla investors sue to stop Elon Musk's '...

The SEC isn't the only one concerned that Elon Musk may have crossed the line (again) with his tweets. A group of institutional investors has sued to stop Musk's "unchecked use of Twitter" to make "repeated misstatements" they believe hurt Tesla and...

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12:37
Apple hires artists to rework cover art for...




Apple is reportedly hiring veteran industry artists to redesign the covers of "many thousands" of Apple Music playlists, hoping to make them look less generic.

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12:35
If you use Google Chrome on your Mac, update it...




Google has confirmed a recent update to Chrome was to patch a zero-day issue in the popular browser, an exploit that was actively used in attacks, and has recommended all Chrome users on Mac, Windows, and Linux update their installations as soon as possible.

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12:29
iOS 13 concept envisions a cleaner, smarter user...

With just few months away from the developer release of iOS 13, the internet has been exploding with “what will iOS 13 pack?”. So far, the most interesting news regarding the upcoming version of iOS has been the “Dark Mode”. Last year at WWDC, Apple released the dark theme on macOS Mojave which has become

The post iOS 13 concept envisions a cleaner, smarter user experience appeared first on iLounge.

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12:14
Apple Adding Original Art From Iconic Artists to...

For the last few weeks, Apple has been updating the artwork on playlists within Apple Music, and today, The Verge has shed some light on the reason why with input from Apple's global director of editorial, Rachel Newman.

Apple is using original artwork from well-known artists like the creator of the AC/DC logo for playlists in an effort to bring instant recognition to its content and to better connect with different communities.

New art for the Hip Hop Hits playlist, designed by the artist who created Migos' Culture album cover

According to Newman, the custom art for playlists is meant to be a "visual representation of the music that you will find inside the playlist."That rootedness in specific cultures was something that Apple wanted to emphasize when it was commissioning art. "...

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12:05
Apple Music redesigning thousands of playlist covers...

Apple has been quietly adding custom artwork to its Apple Music playlists, designed by iconic artists. The Verge reports that Apple’s goal is to give its content some personality and recognition. The company will be updating the more popular playlists first, and will continue to work over time to update its vast catalog of curated playlists.

more…

The post Apple Music redesigning thousands of playlist covers using industry artists appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:52
Nike cofounder: Why I approved the controversial...

It’s a shame this had to be “controversial” in the first place.

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11:52
Report: Apple to start manufacturing AR glasses late...

Almost a year ago, we wrote about a report from CNet that Apple is working on a wireless AR/VR headset for release in 2020. Given the current state of related technologies, the advanced combined AR-and-VR headset described in that report seems wildly unrealistic.

Now, a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo makes a prediction that is a little more down to earth. Kuo’s predictions are by no means perfect, but he has a better track record than most and is dialed-in to the supply chain Apple relies on.

To read this article in full, please click here

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11:51
Sonos adds another hi-fi music streaming option in...

If you're a Sonos owner in the US who's interested in listening to music in high quality, you might be pleased to learn there's another streaming option available for you through the Sonos app. French streaming service Qobuz, which arrived stateside...

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11:51
Sonos adds another hi-fi music streaming option in...

If you're a Sonos owner in the US who's interested in listening to music in high quality, you might be pleased to learn there's another streaming option available for you through the Sonos app. French streaming service Qobuz, which arrived stateside...

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11:24
Sinemia is terminating accounts and users don't...

Something strange is going on at Sinemia, where customers are reporting their accounts are being wrongfully terminated. Beginning last week, subscribers of the discounted movie ticket company took to Twitter and Reddit, where they report their accoun...

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10:55
Why self-checkout is and has always been the worst

While I don’t loathe it as much as the writer, I certainly never look forward to any kind of self-checkout.

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10:52
Spotify will be pre-installed on the Galaxy S10 and...

Spotify and Samsung are expanding their partnership. The companies announced today that new Samsung smartphones will ship with Spotify preinstalled. For eligible owners of Samsung's latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S10, Spotify is offering six mon...

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10:48
Apple deserves kudos for doing right by workers

Honest question — is any other company, especially in tech, as transparent as Apple with regards to its Asian supply chain?

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10:47
Apple Watch catches premature ventricular...

A couple of neat Apple Watch stories popped up on Reddit recently. One user shared how his Apple Watch Series 4 caught a premature ventricular contraction and was able to quickly share the results with his doctor. Another notes how helpful the Apple Watch is for deaf users.

more…

The post Apple Watch catches premature ventricular contraction, impressing doctor; deaf customer praises vibrating alarm clock and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone 6/Plus Refurb from $120...

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

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10:24
Philadelphia is the first US city to ban cashless...

Philadephia has passed a law requiring almost all businesses to accept cash payments, effectively banning cashless stores. It comes into force July 1st, and businesses which violate it face a fine of up to $2,000.

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10:22
Apple invents a Foreign Object Detection System for...

Apple acquired Power by Proxi in October 2017. One of the first patent applications surfacing from Power by Proxi under Apple name showed that their expertise was with an "object detection system." Such a system is crucial on a multi-device charging pad like AirPower. Although has other patent covering the issue detecting foreign objects on AirPower, it was revealed in a new patent application published yesterday that Apple now has a new machine-learning-based foreign object detection system.

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10:22
Video: iPhone XR versus Galaxy S10e photo quality...




The budget-friendly iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10e both have extremely capable shooters packed into their attractive -- and lower-cost -- designs. We pit the pair against each other to see which one has the overall best low-cost flagship camera system.

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10:16
GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus and YOWhatsApp will get...

WhatsApp has started to ban users that are using 3rd party applications like GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus and YOWhatsApp on their Android devices. Users that have installed any modded version of WhatsApp are at risk of getting banned and may lose their chat history. WhatsApp has requested it’s users not use such 3rd party Apps as

The post GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus and YOWhatsApp will get you banned on WhatsApp appeared first on iLounge.

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10:03
Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren's Plan...

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is in the running for the 2020 presidential race as a Democratic candidate, today outlined her proposal for "breaking up" tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Facebook in an effort to combat monopolistic behavior (via CNBC). Apple is not directly mentioned in Warren's post on Medium, but a representative from her campaign confirmed the plan would affect Apple.

Image via CNBC and Scott Olson/Getty Images

In essence, Warren wants to make "big, structural changes" to the technology sector in order to promote increased competition. The presidential candidate says that these companies have too much power "over our economy, our society, and our democracy," in the process hurting small businesses and stifling...

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10:00
Speedy, lightweight device charging on the way with...

There are times I really love my job as a technology writer, and this week has been one of those times. What’s the reason for my enthusiasm? Getting to put my hands on new charging technology that is going to revolutionize consumer electronics. Yesterday I reviewed the Elecjet Apollo Traveller Power Bank, which uses graphene technology to make a safe, cool-running and fast charging battery pack, and today I’m going to tell you about what’s known as GaNFast ™, which uses a Gallium Nitride based power chip rather than traditional silicon. 

Mu One GaNFast™ Charger on top of an iPhone XS Max mockup. Euro and UK charging heads are seen above. Photo ©2019, Steven Sande

I had a chance to test a state-of-the-art charger called the...

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10:00
The best dash cam

By Rik Paul, Molly K. McLaughlin

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

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09:50
IFF: Warren Campaign wrong on plans to break up big...

In response to the call from the Warren for President campaign to break up “big tech: companies such as Apple, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s leading think tank for science and technology policy, released the following statement from ITIF President Rob Atkinson, co-author of the book...

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09:41
Apple has been working on AR and VR for years, and...




Apple's work in the virtual reality and augmented reality field has produced a considerable number of patents and applications, which could lead to the eventual creation of the iPhone maker's first headset. AppleInsider takes a look at some of the company's filings, including those that use the technology away from a head-mounted display.

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09:30
QuadrigaCX's missing millions is the messiest...

If there's one thing the internet excels at, it's helping people forget the rules of Occam's razor. For many, there are usually no simple explanations for anything, and everything is a signpost to a grand conspiracy to do others harm. In the wake of...

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09:11
Samsung to Preinstall Spotify on New Smartphones,...

Spotify today announced that its streaming music service will be preinstalled on the latest Samsung smartphones starting today, including the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, Galaxy Fold, and select Galaxy A models. New subscribers on those devices can receive a free six-month Spotify Premium trial in the United States.

The announcement reflects a major extension of a partnership that saw Spotify become Samsung's go-to music service provider in August 2018, a move intended to provide a seamless listening experience across Samsung devices.

Spotify being preinstalled on millions of Samsung smartphones brings it more in line with...

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09:08
Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with...




On Friday, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren advocated for breaking up major tech companies with large services, specifically naming Amazon, Facebook, and Google -- but Apple fits in the targeted category as well.

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09:07
'Pokémon Go' is testing high noon raids

Next week, Pokémon Go will experiment with a new feature: lunch hour raid battles. On March 13, from 12pm to 1pm in your local time zone, Pokémon Go will increase the number of raids. If the one-day trail run goes well, lunchtime brawls...

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09:00
US senator Elizabeth Warren wants to break up tech...

US senator Elizabeth Warren announced a radical plan today to ‘break up big tech’. As a candidate for the 2020 presidential race, Warren proposes new restrictions on how much freedom tech firms have to control proprietary platforms.

She wants to stop companies, including Apple, from taking advantage of the monopolistic power granted by app stores to levy fees on other developers whilst promoting their own services above others.

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The post US senator Elizabeth Warren wants to break up tech companies, says Apple should not be able to run the App Store and offer its own apps appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:55
Amazon discounts Apple's Core i7 2017 MacBook...




While supplies last, Amazon is knocking $350 off Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Air with an upgraded 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, bringing the price down to $799, a record low. Prefer the latest model? Apple's standard 2018 MacBook Air is also on sale for $999 ($200 off retail). Meanwhile, B&H has MacBook Pros on sale for just $1,099. These deals may end at any time, so don't delay.

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08:45
9to5Mac Daily: March 8, 2019

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

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/03/9to5Mac-Daily-03-08-2019.mp3

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08:42
Skype lets you make HD video calls on the web

Just days since rival Google Duo came to the web, Skype is overhauling its own browser-based service. The new Skype for Web boasts HD video for both private and group calls, call recording, and a notifications panel that keeps tabs on reactions to yo...

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08:21
Elizabeth Warren pledges to break up Facebook,...

Today, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren published a post on Medium in which she detailed why she wants to break up large Internet companies such as Facebook, Amazon and Google. In her post, she accuses these companies of using their v...

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08:10
Tidy Up 5.1.1 - Find duplicate files and tidy up...

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

Features

  • Supports Lightroom: it is now possible to search and collect duplicates directly in the Lightroom library.
  • Multiple libraries support: capability to search in the supported apps (Lightroom, Photos, iTunes, Mail, Aperture, and iPhoto) by comparing multiple libraries of the same app with multiple libraries of different apps of the same kind (for example 2 Photos libraries and 3 Lightroom libraries)
  • Added the support to hard links: search for hard links or exclude them from the search and replace the found items with hard links.
  • Search for unique items gains strength: it’s now possible to use multiple criteria to search for unique items (items that have no duplicates).
  • Possibility to handle the found items at the administrator level: just allow the installation of the privileged tool and do the cleaning job. This is particularly...
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08:00
The kings of artisanal cheese wear lab coats

Forget France. In the 21st-century artisanal cheese world, all roads lead to the tiny town of Greensboro, Vermont, home to the Cellars at Jasper Hill.

There, brothers Mateo and Andy Kehler craft some of the best cheeses in the world: Jasper Hill has...

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07:57
Apple’s legendary Clarus the dogcow

[VIDEO] This really takes me back. Clarus was one of the elements that really showed the difference between Apple and the rest of the gray, gray world. I miss that particular brand of quirkiness.

Stephen Hackett does a nice job bringing this history to life in the video embedded in the main Loop post.

Moof!

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07:50
Edison Research: U.S. users are leaving Facebook by...

Marketplace:

All the bad press about Facebook might be catching up to the company. New numbers from Edison Research show an an estimated 15 million fewer users in the United States compared to 2017.

15 million. Wow. That’s a big drop and, for Facebook, a worrying trend.

Interesting timing. This data follows hot on the heels of Mark Zuckerberg’s A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking.

Too little, too late? It certainly is for me.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:40
Apple alone in not fighting raise in music royalty...

Variety:

Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety has learned.

Note one big name missing from that list. Apple.

Sources say that Apple Music is alone among the major streaming services in not planning to appeal — as confirmed by songwriters’ orgs rushing to heap praise on Apple while condemning the seemingly unified front of the other digital companies.

And:

Bart Herbison, executive director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International: “It is unfortunate that Amazon and Spotify decided to file an appeal on the CRB’s decision to pay American songwriters higher digital mechanical royalties,” he said in a statement. “Many songwriters have found it difficult to stay in the profession in the era of streaming music. You cannot feed a family when you earn hundreds of dollars for millions...

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07:40
Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go To US Appeals...

Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety is reporting. From the report: A joint statement from the first three of those companies reads: "The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), in a split decision, recently issued the U.S. mechanical statutory rates in a manner that raises serious procedural and substantive concerns. If left to stand, the CRB's decision harms both music licensees and copyright owners. Accordingly, we are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the decision."

The four companies all filed with the court separately. Sources say that Apple Music is alone among the major streaming services in not planning to appeal -- as confirmed by songwriters' orgs rushing to heap praise on Apple while condemning the seemingly unified front of the other digital companies.

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07:39
iPod touch icon with no notch or home button is a...




A faked icon, said to be in the latest iOS 12.2 beta, allegedly depicts a seventh-generation iPod touch with an all-screen front panel. But even without the graphic being accurate, there is more than enough evidence to suggest that a new iPod touch is coming very soon.

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07:30
The best games for your smartphone

Sorry, but mobile gaming is the biggest player in the video game market. In 2018, it made almost half of the industry's global revenue. Smartphone games once existed separately from console and PC titles, but in the wake of titles like Fortnite, it's...

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07:27
Slack on iOS gets Dark Mode with public beta

Dark Mode is turning out to be one of the de facto features on many apps. Slack is one of the new contenders, it has begun testing a dark theme in its app. According to 9To5Mac, it was the most requested feature by Slack users. To follow up, the company released a beta version of

The post Slack on iOS gets Dark Mode with public beta appeared first on iLounge.

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07:15
How to enable Dark Mode on your iPhone

Currently, the full-fledged Dark Mode feature is not available on the iPhone. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t enable Dark Mode. Thanks to Apple, a partially Dark Mode feature exists and is called “Invent Colours” that changes anything white to black. This feature is only available on the iOS 11 and above. To enable

The post How to enable Dark Mode on your iPhone appeared first on iLounge.

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07:14
Disney to close “vault” for good as it moves film...

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Disney is rapidly preparing to launch its own streaming service, dubbed Disney+, later this year. While the debut date is still unknown, we now know that the service will include the entire Disney movie library shortly after the service launches. According to a report in Polygon, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained the strategy to investors at a meeting in St. Louis, Mo., pointing at the retirement of Disney's longstanding "vault."

"The service... is going to...

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07:00
Take advantage of savings on the Swisstek 40,000mAh...

What could be better than a 40,000mAh external battery pack? Well, how about if that battery pack had an AC outlet for your MacBook, a USB port for charging any number of accessories, and a USB-C port for keeping a MacBook or iPad Pro powered up? That’s the power of Swisstek’s Power Bar, which normally runs $229.99. The Apple World Today Deals Shop has this powerhouse on sale today for $124.99 (45% off), and you can scrape another 15% off of that price by using the promo code SEMIANNUAL at checkout.

  • AC outlet provides a great solution to AC power supply on-the-go

  • Compatible w/ a wide variety of laptops & other devices that require an AC...

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07:00
Share your opinions about the Nintendo Switch!

When we first reviewed the Nintendo Switch back in 2017, reviewer Devindra Hardawar declared it was "unlike any system we've seen before." Indeed, the hybrid console sought to improve the Wii U's offerings with streamlined hardware, unique Joy-Con co...

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06:40
Apple's work on advancing iPhone Waterproofing...

Yesterday the US Patent & Trademark Office published another waterproofing patent application from Apple wherein they illustrated yet another idea that involves replacing the lightning port with a newly designed water resistant port

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06:35
Google Assistant will soon be more conversational on...

Google is rolling out "continued conversation" to smart displays over the next few days, the company has confirmed to Android Central. The tech giant launched the feature for smart speakers last year in an effort to make conversations with Assistant...

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06:28
Rumored MacBook health sensors, Huawei sues the US,...




This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumored health sensors in MacBooks, Huawei suing the US government, and Facebook's claim again that they value users' privacy.

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06:25
Texture app for iOS updated as Apple News...

Apple acquired Texture last year but it has not pulled the Texture app from the iOS or Android app stores. In fact, the company released a miscellaneous app update this morning ahead of the expected March 25 event where Apple will announce its Apple News subscription service, essentially incorporating a (rebranded) Texture service into the News app.

more…

The post Texture app for iOS updated as Apple News subscription service looms appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:17
Analyst: ‘Apple Glasses’ will be powered by the...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — predicts that Apple will release smart glasses in 2020, and that they’ll be “powered” by an iPhone.

He thinks the mass production of what most have dubbed “Apple Glasses” may start in the fourth quarter of 2019, though this window could extend into the second quarter of 2020. Kuo believes the head-mounted display will only act as a display, with a nearby iPhone performing all of the processing, including rendering scenes, providing a data connection, and location-based services like GPS. 

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) says Kuo is 100% spot on in his forecast. This scenario would mean a relatively light head-mounted display compared to the cumbersome ones now available. And it could also spur more demand for the iPhone.

What’s more,...

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06:05
Elon Musk's toke could cost him his Pentagon...

Recreational marijuana use may be legal in ten states, but those in the corridors of power aren't keen on top-level CEOs lighting up in public. After getting heat from NASA, Elon Musk -- who took a drag on Joe Rogan's podcast in September -- could no...

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06:00
Is your router’s Wi-Fi working but ethernet has gone...

The indicator lights for active Ethernet connections might help you troubleshoot problems with a Wi-Fi router. While Wi-Fi and Ethernet may seem like two utterly different pieces of technology, they combine in a wireless router, in which the device’s software interconnects networking traffic across the two types—and on some models, across a third via DSL or cable standards.

That can provide a problem if the Wi-Fi part of the gateway remains active and healthy, meaning that client devices, like smartphones and laptops, can connect to the network and report back that everything’s fine, but the Internet connection appears dead.

I’ve found frequently that when a Wi-Fi router appears at fault, Ethernet is the actual culprit. While Ethernet is an extremely reliable and long-running technology, cables fail through wear (if you move them around) and over time. It’s especially a difficult issue when Ethernet is threaded through the walls of your home. (Some homes were also...

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05:57
Apple not opposing increase in songwriter royalty...

Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon are all appealing a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would see songwriter royalty payouts increase by 44%; however, Apple isn’t appealing, reports Variety.

A joint statement from Spotify, Google, and Pandora  reads: “The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), in a split decision, recently issued the U.S. mechanical statutory rates in a manner that raises serious procedural and substantive concerns. If left to stand, the CRB’s decision harms both music licensees and copyright owners. Accordingly, we are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the decision.”

The four companies all filed with the court separately. Sources tell Variety that Apple Music is alone among the major streaming services in not planning to appeal. David...

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05:49
Review: Eve Flare is a fun portable HomeKit mood...

As announced last month, the Eve Flare is now available to buy in the US, and I’ve been testing one for the last week or so.

It’s a spherically shaped multicolor mood light that illuminates in either shades of white or most RGB colors. You can control it with Siri through HomeKit, which of course means you get the fun of shouting colors at your HomePod to change the lighting in the room. Read below for my full hands on …

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05:37
Kuo: Apple's AR Glasses to Launch in 2020 as...

Apple's first rumored head-mounted augmented reality device could be ready by the middle of next year, according to a new report out today from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via Economic Daily News [Google Translate]).

A fanciful mockup of digital glasses via TechAcute

According to Kuo, Apple's AR glasses will be marketed as an iPhone accessory and primarily take a display role while wirelessly offloading computing, networking, and positioning to the iPhone.

Designing the AR glasses to work as an iPhone...

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05:35
Facebook is testing 'Watch Party' features...

The only thing better than watching great videos is hate-watching terrible ones while making jokes about them with friends. Facebook caught onto that idea with its Watch Party feature, and it might soon bring something similar to Instagram, according...

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05:01
Apple's AR glasses arriving in 2020, iPhone...




Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset could arrive mid-way through 2020 prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, with the initial round of manufacturing for the fabled head-mounted display speculated to commence as early as the end of 2019.

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05:01
The Morning After: Tim's Apple joke

Good morning! As a squad of Engadget editors makes their way to SXSW for the weekend, we've been testing Samsung's latest smartwatch, taking a second look at the Switch and hearing some interesting news about Disney+.

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05:00
Addigy Partner Summit: Mario Cruz looks at ‘The...

At this week’s Addigy 2019 Partner Summit, technologist and entrepreneur Mario Cruz gave a talk on “The Future of Computing: Which Buzz Word Materializes.”

“Technology will change more in the next 20 years than in all of human history,” he said. “Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new electricity. IoT [the Internet of Things] is the new nervous system and will change drastically in the new 30-36 months.”

Cruz says that these technologies will be increasingly important:

Digital twins, a dynamic software model of a physical thing or system. It allows you to take a model of a first product and test everything about it on a second model. The second model doesn’t have to a physical model; it can be modeled in a computer. This is important for, among, other things, health technology and autonomous automobiles.

5G. Cruz said this would affect everyone in the room for his speech the most. 3G offered 384Kbps in 2001, 4G provided...

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04:15
Google advises users to update Chrome browser...

Google is presently advising that all Chrome users, no matter what platform they’re using, update their web browser immediately.

The update helps patch a zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited.

In a tweet published on Tuesday, Google Chrome Security and Desktop Engineering Lead Justin Schuh advised that all users should update to the latest version of the browser – version 72.0.3636.121 – immediately.

In order to update, just click on the “Chrome” menu, click “About Google Chrome” and the browser’s updater will check for the newest version of the software.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and PC Mag

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04:14
Kuo: Apple to start manufacturing AR headset in Q4...

Apple talks about augmented reality at any opportunity it gets, but so far its fierce ambition has only materialized to consumers as ARKit apps on the iPhone and iPad. It has been widely reported that Apple is developing an AR glasses / headset product.

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

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04:00
iTunes 4K protections could have been bypassed as 4K...

Apple’s security team may have its work cut out for it, as a pirated 4K copy of the hit movie “Aquaman” has been released into the wild. While there could be other explanations, multiple signs are pointing to the film coming from iTunes.

The file name offered the first hint as to where it came from:

The title, “Aquaman.2018.2160p.WEB-DL.DDP5.1.HDR.HEVC-MOMA,” suggests that this is a 4K release that was decrypted directly from iTunes. This is something that has never happened before with a 4K WEB-DL.

This also serves as possible proof that someone was able to crack iTunes’ 4K protections for the first time ever, as the movie isn’t yet available on Netflix or Amazon and the pirated version surfaced after it was recently released on iTunes.

Some have suggested that the file may have been mislabeled, but it’s been noted the “release has been posted by reputable sources who are certainly not known for making stuff up.”

An anonymous source...

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04:00
Cord cutting: A beginner's guide

How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.

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04:00
Three improvements Apple should make to its Mail app...

When people roll out wish lists of things they wish Apple would do to its products, they’re often focused on brand new features. We all like new features, sure, but part of me worries that while the focus is on the shiny, the basics—the software that we’re all using everyday—gets ignored. In particular, I’m really ready for Apple to tackle that old standby: Mail.

I know: email’s dead, supplanted by a myriad of other means of digital communication. Except, for many of us, email is still something that we’re unavoidably attached to when it comes to corresponding with people, signing up for accounts, and archiving or doing a to-do list.

Apple expended a lot of effort developing tools in iOS 12 that let us spend less time on our devices by preventing us from using them at certain times. But what about all that time where we are using our smartphones, tablets, and computers? Maybe there are features that can help us be more efficient, and treat our time...

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03:39
iPhone XS and XS Max devices exhibit slight...

The iPhone XS and XS Max will experience slight animation stutters after about ten seconds of inactivity. This is usually most visible when swiping to go home after reading static content in the foreground app for more than ten seconds without touching the screen. We’ve been tracking this issue for a few months now and the problem continues to be present in the iOS 12.2 betas.

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03:39
calibre 3.40.1 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.40.1:

New features:

  • TXT Input:...
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03:34
OmniGraffle Pro 7.10.1 - Create diagrams, flow...

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

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



Version 7.10.1:

  • Labels on Small Objects — Fixed a bug that caused label text to not appear on objects with text margins larger then...
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03:27
Icon Allegedly Found in iOS 12.2 Beta Suggests 7th...

An icon has been shared on social media this morning that purportedly references Apple's next-generation iPod touch. The image below was shared by self-described tech product leaker Jonathan Mitchell, who claims to have unearthed the icon in iOS 12.2 Beta 4.

I was doing some coding in iOS 12.2 Beta 4. I cracked this here on what a new iPod touch 7th generation could look like. HLipod is the 6th generation HLipod2 is a unreleased generation. *Notice no home button and it looks to be a full screen display.* @OnLeaks @stroughtonsmith pic.twitter.com/pXLzif5JMZ

— Johnathan Mitchell (@jaymit2090tx13)...

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02:27
OmniGraffle 7.10.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

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



Version 7.10.1:

  • Labels on Small Objects — Fixed a bug that caused label text to not appear on objects with text margins larger then the object itself.
  • Zoom — Fixed a bug that prevented zoom and Fit in Window from zooming correctly in some scenarios.
  • Object Selection — Fixed a bug that made it difficult to select objects without a fill when the “Click through objects with no fill” preference was enabled.
  • SVG Export...
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01:29
Quicken 2019 5.11.0 - Complete personal finance...

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

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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01:00
Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.9 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 10.2.9:

  • In this release we fixed an RD gateway connectivity issue that can...
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01:00
How to convert Pages doc to Microsoft Word doc on Mac

Do you currently have a Pages document but need it to be in the .docx format? Follow along for how to convert a Pages doc to a Microsoft Word doc on Mac.

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00:47
Apple Watch Series 3 is up for Sale on Amazon

The Apple Watch Series 3 is up for sale on Amazon with a discount price of $219. While the original price is $279, you can save $60 with this sweet deal. The best part of this deal is that it’s sold directly by Apple and comes with Amazon Prime shipping. Thanks to Amazon Prime, you

The post Apple Watch Series 3 is up for Sale on Amazon appeared first on iLounge.

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00:42
Persecond 1.4.2 - Timelapse video made easy.

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

Features

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

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



Version 1.4.2:

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



  • macOS 10....

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00:00
PS4's Remote Play Update Lets You Stream To iOS...

Version 6.50 of the PlayStation 4's firmware now allows you to remotely play your PS4 games from an iPhone or iPad. "To access it, you'll need to download the Remote Play app for your iOS device, and then pair it with your console," reports The Verge. "Compatible games can then be played over Wi-Fi using the on-screen buttons." From the report: Announced back in 2013, Remote Play originally let you stream games from a PS4 console to the handheld PlayStation Vita, but later in 2016, Sony released Remote Play apps for both Windows and Mac. Although Sony has yet to announce a broader Android version of the service, the existence of an Android version of the app that's exclusive to Sony Xperia phones suggests there aren't any technical barriers. Bringing the functionality to iOS is a huge expansion for Remote Play, although it's a shame that you're not officially able to pair a DualShock 4 controller with the app via Bluetooth for a more authentic experience (although some users have...

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Thursday March 7

21:59
Dropbox 68.4.102 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keeps them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 68.4.102:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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21:59
Chromium 72.0.3626.121 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 72.0.3626.121:

  • A list of changes is available in the log



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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21:59
Tweetbot 3 for Twitter 3.2.1 - Popular Twitter...

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

Features

  • Drag & Drop Columns. Columns have been redesigned from the ground up to be faster and easier to use. Just drag the column circle to the right to add columns and back to the left to hide them. Columns persist even when hidden.
  • Better Media. Automatically play videos and GIFs in your timeline with a quick mouseover. A click on media opens it up in our lightning fast new media viewer.
  • Timeline Filters. The powerful timeline filters from Tweetbot for iOS are finally on the Mac. Quickly filter a timeline to show only tweets with media, retweets, links, or create your own keyword or rules-based filters.
  • Mute Filters. Hide Tweets in your timelines by specific users,...
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21:59
Opera 58.0.3135.90 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 58.0.3135.90:

  • Add switch to turn off adding startpage to sessions
  • Show Toolbar in Fullscreen broken after using fullscreen tab
  • Allow flow to work on *.flow.opera.com domains
  • Disable the use of QUIC proxies for https:// URLs (O58 only)
  • Don’t launch Opera on manual updates
  • Heap-use-after-free WRITE 4 · v8::internal::ElementsAccessorBase – port to desktop-stable-71-3135



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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21:59
A Better Finder Rename 10.39 - File, photo, and MP3...

A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.

A Better Finder Rename offers a complete set of renaming options that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a file renamer, but it does not stop there. The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, A Better Finder Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.



Version 10.39:

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21:59
Acorn 6 6.3.2 - Bitmap image editor.

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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21:59
iMazing 2.9.1 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

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

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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21:59
Deeper 2.4.1 - Enable hidden features in macOS.

Deeper is a personalization utility for macOS which allows you to enable and disable the hidden functions of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, iTunes, login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple's applications, and more.



Version 2.4.1:

  • New option: Turn on/Turn off help tags
  • Misc. minor corrections made
  • Obsolete hidden function removed



  • macOS 10.14



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21:59
Vitamin-R 3.05 - Personal productivity tool.

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

Features

  • Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
  • Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of...
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20:44
How to catch March Madness without paying for cable...

Our cord-cutter's guide to March Madness shows you how you can watch every game in the tournament at the lowest possible cost.

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20:44
How to catch March Madness without paying for cable...

Our cord-cutter's guide to March Madness shows you how you can watch every game in the tournament at the lowest possible cost.

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19:41
Disney Plus to include ‘entire Disney motion picture...

Alongside the launch Apple’s upcoming streaming service, Disney is prepping the launch of its own Display Plus platform. Speaking to shareholders today, Disney CEO Bob Iger offered more details on the Disney Plus service, including that the service will contain “the entire Disney motion picture library.”

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19:07
Disney+ streaming service to offer entire Disney...




Disney CEO Bob Iger at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Thursday confirmed that the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service will incorporate Disney's entire movie library, including classic films that often remain out of circulation.

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18:06
Apple invents a large Illuminated Area that is...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Invents a MacBook with Biometric Sensors for Health & Presence Sensors to Auto Light Keyboard and Trackpad." In a second MacBook patent application published today the US Patent & Trademark Office Apple describes eliminating the traditional portioned-out trackpad for a massive area designed to ...

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17:56
Slack begins testing long-awaited Dark Mode...

Slack is finally testing one of the features requested most by its users: Dark Mode on iOS. This week, Slack has rolled out a new version of its iOS app to beta testers, and it includes the long-awaited new Dark Mode interface for beta users.

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17:54
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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17:19
15 Siri Tricks You Can Use Right Now

Siri takes a lot of flak, but it’s a lot more powerful than many people realize. If you haven’t been using Siri for much, these tips from “Take Control of Siri” author Scholle McFarland will expand your conversations with Apple’s digital assistant—and hopefully get Siri to do more for you.

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16:52
Apple breaks with digital music competitors, will...




Major digital music and streaming services Amazon, Google, Pandora and Spotify on Thursday filed separate appeals of a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that greatly increases royalty rates paid out to songwriters. Apple is conspicuously absent from the list of appellants.

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16:49
Twitter now lets you be more detailed when reporting...

Twitter is further expanding its support for reporting tweets that contain personal information. The company announced today that when you report a tweet, you’ll now have the ability to be more specific about the information being shared.

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16:25
You can now play PlayStation 4 games on your iPhone

Today, Sony released its 6.50 firmware for PlayStation 4 systems. The tentpole feature of the update is support for remote play to iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. The release coincided with the release of a "PS4 Remote Play" app on the Apple App Store.

Remote Play has been around as a feature for years in one form or another—since the PlayStation 3, even. It allows you to stream games from your PS4 to your PlayStation Vita,...

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16:20
Google's Project Zero Team Releases Details On...

Google's bug-hunting researchers known as Project Zero have revealed a fresh zero-day vulnerability in macOS called "BuggyCow." "The attack takes advantage of an obscure oversight in Apple's protections on its machines' memory to enable so-called privilege escalation, allowing a piece of malware with limited privileges to, in some cases, pierce into deeper, far more trusted parts of a victim's Mac," reports Wired. "The trick's name is based on a loophole the hackers found in the so-called copy-on-write, or CoW, protection built into how MacOS manages a computer's memory." From the report: Some programs, when dealing with large quantities of data, use an efficiency trick that leaves data on a computer's hard drive rather than potentially clog up resources by pulling it into memory. That data, like any data in a computer's memory, can sometimes be used by multiple processes at once. The MacOS memory manager keeps a map of its physical location to help coordinate, but if one of those...

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15:40
Samsung's Galaxy Buds vs. Apple AirPods

Samsung's new Galaxy Buds, designed to compete with the AirPods, are launching this week. We got our hands on a set and thought we'd compare them with the AirPods to see just how Samsung's newest earbuds measure up to Apple's super popular product.

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Like the AirPods, the Galaxy Buds are wire free, using Bluetooth to connect two separate ear pieces to a smartphone or other device. Samsung opted for a different design than Apple, though, using a pillbox-style case and a squatter, rounder design for the earbuds themselves to set the Galaxy Buds apart from the AirPods.

Apple's AirPods, as you probably know, have a distinct design with a stem that comes out of the ears and a square flip case that's been likened to a container of dental floss.

Samsung's Galaxy...

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15:31
Apple Music the only major streaming service not...

Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon are all coming together to appeal a recent U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would see songwriter royalty payouts increase by 44 percent.

Apple, meanwhile, is seemingly the only major streaming service not planning to appeal.

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15:26
Review: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earphones

In 2018, a solid set of true wirelesses earphones, like Apple’s AirPods or the Jabra Elite 65t, can be had for around $150. They sound good, are reasonably well-made and, for the price, have few enough problems that most people will be happy with them.

Some companies, such as Bang & Olufson or Master & Dynamic with their excellent MW07s, offer their true wireless earphones for twice as much money. In exchange for this steep premium, it’s reasonable to expect a well-built, stylish set of true wireless earbuds that offer a vastly superior listening experience.

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15:00
Interview: Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn and VP of...

Apple World Today’s Dennis Sellers is in Miami, FL at the 2019 Addigy Partners Summit. Addigy is a powerful management web app and platform for Macs and iOS devices. The company held its inaugural summit last year, and it proved worthwhile to the company to get together with partners to meet, collaborate and engage on topics of interest regarding Apple and Addigy. Addigy uses the conference to not only find out how partners are doing with the service, but what challenges they’re running into and how Addigy can help solve those challenges.

In this interview, recorded March 7, 2019, Dennis talks with Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn and VP of Channel Sales Adam Degar. Press the play button on the player below to listen to the unedited interview.

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14:27
Pokémon GO brings in $2.45 billion in revenue, 550...

According to data from Sensor Tower obtained by Variety, mobile users have spent $2.5 billion on the various Pokémon titles including Pokémon GO, Pokémon Shuffle, and Pokémon Quest.

more…

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14:22
Qobuz review: A music streaming service on the verge...

And the U.S. version is now integrated with the Sonos multi-room audio system.

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14:05
Video: iPhone XS Max versus Galaxy S10+ photo...




We pit Samsung's brand new Galaxy S10 Plus against Apple's iPhone XS Max in this ultimate photo comparison to see which cameras are best.

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13:36
T-Mobile to start testing LTE Home Internet service...

T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, wrote a detailed blog post today about creating a “true alternative to fixed broadband.” As part of the pending Sprint/T-Mobile merger, the New T-Mobile plans to offer 5G Home Internet with lower prices and faster speeds than cable. It’s also going to start testing an LTE Home Internet service soon.

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13:27
DirecTV Now gains 'TV' sync, single sign-...




AT&T on Thursday released an important update to DirecTV Now for the Apple TV, adding features such as single sign-on.

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13:11
How to make and receive phone calls on HomePod




Apple doesn't promote this and it wasn't available when HomePod first launched, but since iOS 12 you've been able to ignore your iPhone and make or receive all your calls through the company's smart speaker.

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13:09
Meet Tim 

Whoops! At a meeting of the Workforce Policy Advisory Board yesterday, President Donald Trump inadvertently called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple”. While that faux pas quickly made it around the Internet, Cook took the entire situation with a great sense of humor, today changing his Twitter name from Tim Cook to “Tim ”.

Cook (or is it ?) isn’t the first CEO to have his name flubbed by the Prez. Last year, the CEO of Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson, was introduced by Trump as “Marillyn Lockheed”. Thank you for giving us something to laugh about, President America!

Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9

— Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019

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12:58
∞ Tim Cook changes his Twitter profile

This could not possibly be funnier.

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12:47
Hands-on: Logitech's Bluetooth-capable Z606 5.1...




Logitech's latest 5.1 surround system, the Z606, tries to strike a balance between cost and modern expectations such as Bluetooth support.

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12:26
Apple Watch helps to save another life, user...




The Apple Watch has been credited with saving another life due to its heart beat monitoring functionality, with the wearable device detecting an unusual pulse rate and a suggestion to go to hospital, ultimately leading to a diagnosis of tachycardia.

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12:24
Interview: Gene Munster at Addigy 2019 Partner Summit

Gene Munster. Loup Ventures co-founder and managing partner. Photo via Loup Ventures.

AWT’s Dennis Sellers had an opportunity to interview longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster this morning at the Addigy 2019 Partner Summit in Miami, FL. We invite you to listen to this unedited interview and hear what Munster has to say about Apple’s past, present and future.

Just click the play button below to listen.

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12:20
Apple loses key witness in latest Qualcomm battle,...

In its latest battle with Qualcomm that headed to court earlier this week, Apple planned on using a former engineer as its star witness. Today we’ve learned that the company has lost that witness and Apple’s counsel has accused Qualcomm’s defense of witness tampering.

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12:12
Tim Cook Changes Twitter Name to 'Tim Apple...

In a meeting of the Workforce Policy Advisory Board yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple" in a flub that quickly spread around the internet.

Cook today joined in on the fun and changed his name on Twitter from Tim Cook to "Tim ," referencing Trump's mistake.

During yesterday's meeting, Cook was sitting right next to Trump when Trump referred to him as Tim Apple and he managed to keep a straight face at the time."We're going to be opening up the labor forces because we have to. We have so many companies coming in. People like Tim - you're expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to do from the beginning. You used to say, 'Tim, you gotta start doing it here,' and you have really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much...

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12:06
Facebook Promises Encrypted Messaging (and Privacy-...

In a lengthy blog post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised to support end-to-end encryption and ephemeral content in the company’s messaging apps. That sounds good, but it doesn’t mean Facebook will stop exploiting all the rest of your data.

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12:06
Pirated 4K 'Aquaman' rip suggests iTunes...




The appearance of a pirated 4K-resolution version of the movie "Aquaman" on torrent sites is suspected to have been acquired from the iTunes store, which if true is a sign that someone has found a way around Apple's copyright protection measures.

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12:05
DirecTV Now gaining TV app support, Single Sign-On,...

An update to the DirecTV Now live TV app is today adding support for the TV app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Users will now be able to easily search and access shows, as well as keep track of your viewing history within the TV app.

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The post DirecTV Now gaining TV app support, Single Sign-On, Siri search, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:42
Tim Cook changes Twitter name to 'Tim Apple...




After President Donald Trump accidentally referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple," the exec's social media team seems to have capitalized on the opportunity.

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11:36
Airbnb buying HotelTonight, adding traditional...

Airbnb has today signed agreements to acquire HotelTonight. The company announced the news via a press release.

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11:22
Tim Cook brilliantly responds to Trump’s ‘Tim Apple...

President Trump produced an instant meme during the livestreamed American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting yesterday when he accidentally referenced Tim Cook as ‘Tim Apple’, replacing the CEO’s last name with his company’s name. Thousands of jokes later, Tim Cook has subtly responded in the most brilliant way on Twitter.

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11:17
Apple accuses Qualcomm of tampering with star...




A key witness in Apple's patent trial against Qualcomm is no longer helping the iPhone maker, Apple confirmed on Thursday, with engineer Arjuna Siva no longer scheduled to testify at the trial putting a dent into the company's case against the chip producer.

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11:14
iTunes 4K protections may have been breached for the...

A new report details how a pirated 4K copy of Aquaman could be the first known example of Apple’s 4K iTunes content being hacked. While there could be other explanations, multiple signs are pointing to the film coming from iTunes.

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11:14
Apple wants its upcoming Apple Glasses to stay cool...

Apple has applied for a patent (number 20190075689) for “thermal regulation for a head-mounted display” that would keep a pair of augmented reality glasses comfortable when used for a long time. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that components included in head-mounted displays can generate heat. During use of a head-mounted display, the heat generated by a head-mounted display may be noticeable to the user, and detract from the user's ability to enjoy use of the device. Apple is expected to debut “Apple Glasses” perhaps as early as next year. And the tech giant wants is head-mounted displays to incorporate thermal regulation components that reduce heat levels and enhance the user experience. 

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “A head-mounted display to be worn by a user includes a housing, a component chamber defined in the housing, and electronic components that generate heat. The electronic components are located in the component chamber of the housing. The...

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11:13
DirecTV Now Gains Apple TV App Integration

AT&T today announced that its DirecTV Now service has been updated with support for Apple's TV app.

With TV app integration, DirecTV Now users can take advantage of cross-device episode and movie tracking with the Up Next feature along with tailored content recommendations available on the DirecTV Now service using the Watch Now feature on the Apple TV.

There's so much on-demand content and live sports channels included with your DIRECTV NOW subscription, so the Apple TV app is a great place to help you find something new or jump back into your favorite on-demand show as new episodes arrive or quickly tune to a national sports broadcast.The integration also means that Siri voice searches can be used to find TV shows and movies on DirecTV Now, which is useful for finding...

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11:06
Future Macs could sport health monitoring features

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190069835) for a “portable electronic device having a biosensor” that indicates that future Macs could get health monitoring features.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that portable electronic devices, including notebook computers, tablet computers, and mobile phones, have become common and useful devices. Many traditional portable electronic devices are configured to receive input using a keyboard or similar input device. However, few, if any, traditional notebook computers include sophisticated sensors or sensing techniques to monitor the user. Apple may be looking to change this.

Here’s the summary of the invention: “An electronic device includes a translucent layer that forms a portion of an exterior of the electronic device, an opaque material positioned on the translucent layer that defines micro-perforations, and a processing unit operable to determine information about a user via the translucent layer....

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10:52
Killer deals: Up to $400 off Apple's 2018 13-...




Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, saving many shoppers hundreds more. These deals (and the sales tax incentive) may change at any time, so don't delay.

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10:43
Leaked Aquaman Movie Suggests iTunes 4K Stream...

A 4K version of the movie "Aquaman" has popped up on torrent sites, and, as noted by TorrentFreak, it looks like the file may have come from iTunes, suggesting Apple's protections for 4K content have been breached.

The "Aquaman" file in question, which was shared earlier this week on Reddit, is labeled as a Web-DL, a name used in torrents to denote where it's from. Web-DL indicates a file pulled from a streaming service like Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon.

The title, "Aquaman.2018.2160p.WEB-DL.DDP5.1.HDR.HEVC-MOMA," suggests that this is a 4K release that was decrypted directly from iTunes. This is something that has never happened before with a 4K WEB-DL.The file is indeed in 4K, and it popped up on torrent sites shortly after the movie was released on iTunes....

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10:41
Apple Invents a MacBook with Biometric Sensors for...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to systems and techniques for integrating a bio-sensor into the surface of a MacBook (Pro) that could monitor a user's heart rate or physiological state and double as a presence sensor that could light up the keys and trackpad automatically (as an option).

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10:41
Apex Legends, CoD, RDR2 & Spider-Man Can Now Be...

Ever wanted to play Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Spider-Man on your iOS device? Well, thanks to Sony’s new PS4 Remote Play app, you can stream almost any PS4 game straight to your iPhone. Sony has made sure to make it simple and intuitive to use the application. The only

The post Apex Legends, CoD, RDR2 & Spider-Man Can Now Be Played on iOS via PS4 Remote Play appeared first on iLounge.

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10:37
Best laptop bags: Editor’s choice for commuting,...

A good MacBook bag shares many qualities with a MacBook. We want it to be tough, so it needs to be made from good materials. We want to use it for multiple tasks, so it needs to have plenty of pockets and compartments. (And let’s admit it, with the diminishing number of ports on the MacBook, the bags often have the edge.) And since we all admire good design here, we certainly don’t mind if the bag looks fantastic.

All of the bags below fit those criteria, but we’ve been careful to choose bags that meet specific needs. One of these bags will keep your MacBook safe on rainy treks, while another stands out for letting you easily grab your stuff. One is here mainly because it manages to meet the above criteria without costing as much as a HomePod, and all of them have a laptop sleeve for stowing the MacBook.

To read this article in full, please click here

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10:35
Sinemia service offering non-subscribers movie...

Sinemia, a competitor to MoviePass and AMC Stubs A-List, is today announcing a new plan that doesn’t require a monthly subscription. According to a report from TechCrunch, the company is going the rewards and discounts route rather than offering a monthly “unlimited” movies subscription plan.

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10:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Latest MacBook Air $1,000, 15-...

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

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09:57
Castro Podcast Player update brings new Discovery...

The popular iOS Castro Podcast Player has been updated today with new features like a refreshed Discovery section with curated collections, live search, the ability to subscribe to podcasts from search, and more.

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09:56
The original ‘Diablo’ is now available on GOG.com

The original 1996 Diablo is now available for the first time digitally on GOG.com. Fans of Blizzard's classic RPG can choose between two modes; an old-school version with 20 FPS, SVGA graphics and Battle.net multiplayer support, or a more modern vers...

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09:36
Nintendo asking partner iPhone developers to avoid...




In what would be an unusual step for most companies, Nintendo is reportedly telling its partner mobile developers to avoid squeezing players too hard for in-app purchases -- even though both parties would stand to benefit from the revenue.

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09:29
Pundit Gene Munster gives his ‘State of the Apple...

Loup Ventures founder and managing partner Gene Munster

At today’s Addigy 2019 Addigy Partner Summit, Gene Munster, long time Apple analyst and managing partner at Loup Ventures, give the “State of Apple and Beyond” keynote. He’s very bullish on the tech giant and tech in general and gave his thoughts on where things are heading over the next 10 years. 

Munster’s talk focused on the next big curves in technology and how Apple fit not the picture. He stressed that the pace of innovation is continually accelerating. For example, the telephone took 35 years to reach 25% adoption in the U.S., the radio took 31 years to achieve this, the personal computer took 16 years, but the iPad only three years.

“Our lives will change even more drastically in 15 years than we can imagine,” he says.

Within the next years, the analyst thinks three topics will be important in the tech world. One of them is regulation...

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09:24
El Paso school district chooses Apple, Jamf for its...

Jamf, which specializes in Apple management, has announced that the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) chose Jamf and Apple for its PowerUp program, an initiative aimed to address issues of socioeconomic inequality and traditional teaching practices with technology. 

The district provides MacBook Air laptops to every student in grades six through eleven and uses Jamf  to manage over 50,000 Apple devices.

In 2015, when the PowerUp program was launched, EPISD leaders knew their existing HP laptops wouldn’t allow them to create what they felt 21st-century learning needed to be, so they turned to Apple. In the summer of 2017, the district distributed 15,000 MacBook Airs to students in grades six through nine. In August of 2018, they rolled out another 12,000 devices. Now, all students in grades six through eleven have MacBooks.

“Roughly...

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09:07
9to5Mac Happy Hour 215: Smart Battery Case take two...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss our extended experience with Apple’s new Smart Battery Case, developing Mac software and a special utility used for the show, Apple’s TV drama before its new video service launches, the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta, and much more.

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

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09:05
Nintendo Asks Developer Partners to Cut Back on In-...

Nearly four years to the day since Nintendo announced it would be bringing its popular characters to iPhone and iPad, the company is now fearing how app-based microtransactions could be tarnishing its brand. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is going so far as to ask its developer partners to "adjust" its games so that players don't spend too much on in-app purchases.

One Nintendo official reiterated that the company uses its smartphone games to entice players into purchasing full-fledged console titles. Now, according to the unnamed official, Nintendo is concerned that it could be criticized for being greedy in the smartphone gaming market, ultimately hurting the company across...

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09:04
Apple's AR glasses could have perfect fit...




Apple is showing signs it is continuing to work on producing augmented reality and virtual reality glasses, including creating its own method for mounting the headset on the user's head and coming up with a way to regulate heat generated by the hardware while it is in use.

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09:00
CloudBerry Backup for macOS: Feature-Rich but...

CloudBerry Backup is a powerful and elegant desktop backup product for the Mac, but it suffers from troubling performance and reliability issues that will make you want to look elsewhere to protect your data.

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08:51
Part 2: Apple Invents a Thermal Regulation System...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "Apple Invents a Motorized Adjustable Headband System for their Future Head Mounted Display Device." In this second report we cover another patent application from Apple published today that cover a thermal regulation system for a head mounted display device. A lot of heat is generated within the eye chamber of a head mounted display (HMD) and Apple has created a mini thermal regulation system in order to keep the eye chamber cooler and more comfortable to the skin for future users.

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08:36
∞ The subtle sound difference between water and beer

[VIDEO] It takes a true master to pull out these subtle sounds. Do try this at home. To no one’s surprise, Jim is quite good at this. Video embedded in the main Loop post. Worth it.

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08:29
Tweetbot 3 for Twitter 3.2.1 - Popular Twitter...

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

Features

  • Drag & Drop Columns. Columns have been redesigned from the ground up to be faster and easier to use. Just drag the column circle to the right to add columns and back to the left to hide them. Columns persist even when hidden.
  • Better Media. Automatically play videos and GIFs in your timeline with a quick mouseover. A click on media opens it up in our lightning fast new media viewer.
  • Timeline Filters. The powerful timeline filters from Tweetbot for iOS are finally on the Mac. Quickly filter a timeline to show only tweets with media, retweets, links, or create your own keyword or rules-based filters.
  • Mute Filters. Hide Tweets in your timelines by specific users,...
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08:25
The MacStories shortcuts archive, an incredible...

If you’ve never taken the time to play with Shortcuts, dig into this archive. It’s a terrific resource for interesting shortcuts, but the process of downloading and running a shortcut is also a good learning experience.

To get started, first be sure you’ve got the Shortcuts app downloaded from the iOS App Store. Run it once, just to get the on boarding out of the way, then exit.

Next, follow the headline link on your iOS device, scroll down, pick a category, and pick a shortcut. One I particularly love is Music > Apple Music Wrapped, which creates a detailed report for the music you’ve listened to in any particular year.

Tap the “Get the shortcut here” link, which will bring you into the Shortcuts app, then tap the Get Shortcut button.

Lots of choices to make, interface to make your way through, all of which gives you a sense of what you can do with Shortcuts. It also shows the immense amount of work that Federico and the MacStories team put into this...

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08:08
Experts point to the multiple challenges Apple faces...

Apple first promised a mining-free future back in 2017, saying it planned to eventually create all its devices from 100% recycled materials.

The company said at the time that it didn’t yet know how to achieve this, and experts today point to some of the challenges the company will face along the way to this grand vision …

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08:08
9to5Mac Daily: March 7, 2019

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

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/03/9to5Mac-Daily-03-07-2019.mp3

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08:03
The world’s last Blockbuster has no plans to close....

New York Times:

The second-to-last Blockbuster, a squat blue-and-yellow slab wedged next to a real estate agency in Western Australia, will stop renting videos on Thursday and shut down for good at the end of the month. Two stores in Alaska, part of the final group of Blockbuster outlets in the United States, closed in July.

That will make the Blockbuster in Bend, Ore., one of a kind: a corporate remnant, just off the highway, near a cannabis retailer and a pet cremation service.

And:

The store has several years left on its lease and a license agreement that its owners sign annually with Dish Network, which bought Blockbuster for $320 million in 2011.

I hope it never closes. A throwback to another time, when Back to the Future was still in the future.

But also, what an investment decision by Dish. $320 million, at just the wrong moment in time. Wow!

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07:57
iMazing 2.9.1 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

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

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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07:37
Apple, Annie Lennox & other celebrities...




Continuing a marketing campaign ahead of tomorrow's International Women's Day, Apple on Thursday premiered "Global Feminism," a star-studded video paired with a matching Apple Music playlist.

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07:32
Chromium 72.0.3626.121 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 72.0.3626.121:

  • A list of changes is available in the log



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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07:15
Apple Invents a Motorized Adjustable Headband System...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to adjustable support components for a future head-mounted display device. All of today's VR and mixed reality headsets use a manual headband adjustment system to keep the headset in place. Apple's invention covers a motorized adjustable headband system that could adjust according to the content the user is watching.

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07:13
PS4 Remote Play finally comes to iPhone and iPad;...

If you want to play PS4 games on your iPhone and iPad, you can now do so officially. More than four years after launching the PS4 Remote Play on Sony’s own Xperia smartphones, the company has finally created an iOS version of the app …

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The post PS4 Remote Play finally comes to iPhone and iPad; Nintendo limiting in-app purchases appeared first on...

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07:08
∞ Painting along with Bob Ross using your iPad and...

[VIDEO] Bob Ross taught generations of people how to paint. Gently.

In the video embedded in the main Loop post, iJustine watches Bob Ross step through his technique, laying paint on canvas, and replicates every step on her iPad Pro using ProCreate.

I love this approach, especially the way the video is partitioned to show Bob Ross at work, Justine’s work in progress, all while keeping the big picture in the main frame.

The tutorial starts about 53 seconds in.

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07:06
Apple Watch health monitoring sensors could pop up...




Future MacBook models could offer some of the same health and fitness tracking functions as provided by the Apple Watch, with the inclusion of a small bio-sensor in the casing near the trackpad that the user could access while typing on the keyboard.

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07:00
Save money on AirDops True Wireless Earbuds

What looks like Apple’s pricey AirPods, sounds like AirPods, but doesn’t cost as much as Apple vaunted earbuds? Easy — it’s AirDops, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless earbuds that provide up to 3 hours of listening on a single charge as as much as 8 hours of playtime when used with the included charging case. Don’t spend $159 on a pair of AirPods that could be outdated by the end of March — get a pair of $29.99 AirDops and enjoy great sound while keeping money in your wallet.

  • Enjoy total comfort w/ the modern ergonomic design

  • Listen for up to 3 hours on a single charge & add up to 8 hours of playtime by popping...

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06:54
The worst time to trade in your iPhone and other...

Two things I drew from this post (which came via this Cult of Mac post):

  • The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a pretty horrible investment, dropping about 60% in nine months, as compared to the iPhone X, which dropped about 30% in the same span.

  • The worst time to trade in your iPhone is in the 3 months following the September iPhone event. This from the headline linked article:

A massive 68.86% of the iPhone X and 8’s total yearly depreciation was seen in Q4 following the Sept 2018 Apple Keynote (31.14% of their value between Q1-Q3). The months after the keynote is a trade-in black hole consumers should avoid.

iPhone values trend upwards every January. Lots more info in the article. Interesting.

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06:53
Sony brings PlayStation 4 Remote Play app to iPhones...




Sony on Thursday launched an iOS version of its free PS4 Remote Play app, letting PlayStation 4 owners stream their games to an iPhone or iPad when they can't play on a TV.

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06:49
iPhone 11 will reportedly have three cameras and...

With Samsung having unveiled its flagship phone the Galaxy S10, eyes are now locked at Apple. The next iPhone, rumoured to be named the iPhone 11, must offer something fresh to compete. The most talked about feature of the iPhone 11 is the camera. It has been reported that, it will sport three cameras on

The post iPhone 11 will reportedly have three cameras and improved FaceID appeared first on iLounge.

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06:33
Sony Releases Remote Play App to Control Your PS4...

Sony today released a new app called "Remote Play" for iOS devices, after launching the same app on Android a few years ago. The app allows you to connect your iPhone or iPad to your PS4, and directly control both the console interface as well as most games through on-screen iOS touch controls [Direct Link].

To get everything set up, make sure your PS4 is updated to version 6.50 (which just began rolling out in the early hours of the morning). Then, download the PS4 Remote Play app from the iOS App Store, sign into your Sony account in the app, and allow it to search for your PS4. You'll need to be on a Wi-Fi network for this to work, as the app cannot be used via mobile networks.

Once connected, you'll see your PS4 home screen displayed on your iPhone, sitting above a row of...

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06:31
Opera 58.0.3135.90 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 58.0.3135.90:

  • Add switch to turn off adding startpage to sessions
  • Show Toolbar in Fullscreen broken after using fullscreen tab
  • Allow flow to work on *.flow.opera.com domains
  • Disable the use of QUIC proxies for https:// URLs (O58 only)
  • Don’t launch Opera on manual updates
  • Heap-use-after-free WRITE 4 · v8::internal::ElementsAccessorBase – port to desktop-stable-71-3135



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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06:19
Apple marks International Women’s Day with video and...

Apple has marked International Women’s Day with a video featuring big-name artists presenting some stark statistics showing just how far we have yet to go in terms of equality.

The artists featured in the video (below) are Annie Lennox, Mary J. Blige, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, Farhan, Gwendoline Christie, Yola, Hozier, Skin (Skunk Anansie), Livia Firth, Beverley Knight, Frank Carter, Nadine Shah, Eve Ensler, Ade Adepitan, Richard E. Grant, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) , Nina Nesbit, Frank Turner, Eddie Izzard, Richa Chadha and Emeli Sande …

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06:00
Skylum releases AirMagic for AI-powered drone photo...

Drone pilots have something to be happy about today — the folks at Skylum Software have announced AirMagic, a AI-powered app for Mac and Windows designed to automatically enhance aerial photos that are taken with drone cameras. Orders for the new app begin today, and AirMagic will be released on March 21.

In case that logo at the top of the page looks familiar to you, AirMagic is built upon Photolemur, another Skylum product. Both apps use similar technology to process images, with AirMagic being fine-tuned for use with popular consumer and professional drones.

Just drop your aerial photos into the app and AirMagic detects the drone and camera used to take the photo, then applies adjustments to fix haze, low or extreme contrast, lack of sharpness, undersaturation, and chromatic aberration. For those who would like to create a unique look, there are five preset styles that can...

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05:40
Facebook users in the US down 15M, says report – but...

The number of Facebook users in the US fell by 15M people between 2017 and 2019, says a new report, with the various privacy-related controversies likely to have played some role in that.

But, ironically, Facebook-owned Instagram has seen to biggest increase in US users over the same timescale …

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05:35
Samsung's Galaxy S resale value dropped twice...




Despite concerns voiced about the price of iPhone X, Apple's modern Face ID models have proven to be the company's most popular phones. In part, that's because buyers know they can invest in the latest iPhone and later resell it to buy the next new model, because iPhones retain a resale value much better than premium-priced Androids.

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05:29
Wistron gearing up for assembly of newer iPhone...




Apple assembly partner Wistron is preparing to expand its iPhone production capabilities into newer models, according to an Indian government official, with the contract manufacturer believed to be moving into assembling the latest Apple releases like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

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05:26
PS4 Remote Play for iOS is now available

Finally, Sony releases PS4 Remote Play for iOS that works with the latest PS4 Firmware Update 6.50. Thanks to Sony, PS4 users to enjoy playing their favorite PS4 games from any iOS device. Downloading PS4 Remote Play for iOS Go to App Store on your iOS device Search PS4 Remote Play Tap the “Get” button

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05:22
Apple Music Supports The Circle, Annie Lennox and...

Apple is supporting the message from Annie Lennox and her group "The Circle." The message from Annie Lennox reads: "While we celebrate and acknowledge the advancement in women rights over the past 100 years, we must make sure ...

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05:12
Steinway Spirio | r piano uses an iPad to correct...

The latest grand piano from the legendary Steinway company uses an iPad which allows you to record your performances, correct any mistakes and then play back the perfect version on the piano itself. Pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but we have some idea – and if your home doesn’t look like the one pictured, it’s probably not for you.

The Steinway Spirio | r follows an earlier model that allowed owners to listen to performances by famous concert pianists as if it were a live performance in their own home …

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05:00
How to fix a grayed-out Safari home page preference

While malware hasn’t found a fertile home on the Mac for decades, scammers keep trying. As many of you have experienced, adware and other software that delivers unwanted content or an unwanted experience abounds—like redirecting you to a specific website for searching or turning all Amazon links into affiliate links that earn the scammers a commission until they’re shut down.

Even with vigilance against nasty threats, you or (more likely) someone you know may have installed otherwise reasonable seeming software that hijacks Safari in some particular way. That includes a rather nasty way in which you can be prevented from changing your homepage in Safari in Safari > Preferences > General, then the Homepage field.

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04:44
Apple Supplier Wistron is Technically waiting for...

Is it déjà vu? Last March Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Supplier Wistron has been given the Green Light to build a Larger Assembly Plant in India to Expand iPhone Production." Apparently the deal got delayed. Today we're learning that approval ...

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04:15
Viber’s next update to include Dark Mode for iPhone

Viber just released a Dark Mode option on its Android app, leaving all iPhone owners heartbroken. iPhone users have questioned Viber whether they are working on a Dark Mode for the iPhone. Luckily, Viber had great news for them. Its coming to iPhones as well in the next version. Stay tuned! — Viber (@Viber) March

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04:15
Researchers, hackers, using rare dev-fused iPhones...

In the realm of “cool things that are cool,” an article on Motherboard notes how hackers and security researchers use “dev-fused” iPhones to bypass Apple’s protections and security features to help discover vulnerabilities and sensitive information.

The dev-fused iPhones themselves are rate and have not finished the production process via Apple, making them akin to “pre-jailbroken devices.”

Dev-fused iPhones are smuggled out of Apple where they can sell for thousands of dollars on the gray market. These iPhones are incredibly valuable due to the fact that they can be used to locate vulnerabilities able to impact release versions of the iPhone.

Per the article:

“On the back of dev-fused iPhones seen by Motherboard, there’s a QR-code sticker, a separate barcode, and a decal that says “FOXCONN,” referring to the factory that makes iPhones and other Apple products. Otherwise, the phones look like normal iPhones. That standard iPhone experience ends when the...

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04:04
Acorn 6 6.3.2 - Bitmap image editor.

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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04:00
Chinese retailers cut iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max...

A number of iPhone models were just made that much cheaper to buy in China.

A number of online retailers in China have discounted the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in China this week. The discounts go as high as 1,700 yuan (US$253) off their official price.

Suning.com took 1,000 yuan ($149) of the price of the iPhone XS, while Pinduoduo started selling a 64GB version of the device for 6999 yuan ($1,043). That is over 1,000 yuan off its official price. Elsewhere, JD.com offered discounts on the iPhone XS and XS Max, as well as other Apple products. It sold the latter device with a 1,700 yuan discount.

This marks the second time Chinese retailers have discounted the handsets. Suning.comand JD did not include the iPhone XS during the first round of price cuts back in January. The discounts followed an ongoing slowdown of iPhone sales in China, the world’s largest smartphone market.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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04:00
The iPhone’s future with 5G; USB 4 and the Mac; how...

The Macworld Podcast has a new format that we'd like to explain before we go on with the show. The main difference is that we’re going back to an audio-only format. If you’ve been joining our live video feeds, thank you! Moving forward, you can get the podcast on the Macworld channel on iTunes and Soundcloud, as well as on Macworld.com.

In addition, the podcast now has new segments. We’ll kick off with news, followed by a deeper discussion on a featured topic. After that, we have a new segment called Two-Minute Tip, and then we’ll wrap up with your hot takes posted to us on Twitter and Facebook.

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6 big questions cord-cutters should ask about AT...

AT&T's management shakeup raises new questions about its streaming TV plans.

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03:28
Dropbox 68.4.102 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keeps them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



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03:16
Indian ministry signs off on Wistron factory:...

As first rumored late last year, Apple’s manufacturing partners are full steam ahead on setting up production facilities in India, to make current generation iPhones. Domestic manufacturing is key to avoiding India’s hefty import taxes on foreign goods, allowing Apple to lower prices in the country.

Today, India’s IT ministry signed off on plans for a new $1m Wistron factory in India. It is expected that the factory will produce iPhone 8 phones whilst an ongoing factory proposal from Foxconn will manufacture ‘Made in India’ iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models.

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A Better Finder Rename 10.39 - File, photo, and MP3...

A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.

A Better Finder Rename offers a complete set of renaming options that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a file renamer, but it does not stop there. The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, A Better Finder Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.



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Vitamin-R 3.05 - Personal productivity tool.

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

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  • Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
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